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Parish Sunday Bulletin

                        4th Sunday of Lent                       March 11 , 2018 

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150 Gateway Blvd., Toronto, ON., M3C 3E2            

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Sunday Mass

Sat  Vigil  Mass  5:15PM  /  Sun  Mass  9AM,

12:15PM & 5:30PM. (Wkds: Mon, Wed, Fri 7PM;

Tues, Thurs, Sat 9AM)

Baptism

Baptisms  are  celebrated  on  the  second

Saturday  of  the  month  at  11AM  and  third

Sunday  of  the  month  at  1:30PM.  Preparation

session is required.

Reconciliation (confession)

Before  al   Sun  Masses/Sat Vigil  Mass  and  the

Wed  Mass  or  by  appointment. Confessional  is

in Adoration Chapel.

Anointing of the Sick

At  any  time  by  appointment.  In  case  of

emergency,  please  ask  hospital  for  Catholic

priest. Or see Fr Simon.

Marriage

See Fr Simon before setting a date.

RCIA

If  you  know  someone  who  wishes  to  become

Catholic speak to priest.

Catholic Cemeteries

Head Office:  416-733-8544

SAINT JOHN XXIII PARISH 
Pastor: (Rev) Simon deGale; Secretary: Hayde Ayala 

To Donate Online to St JXXIII go to: https://community.archtoronto.org/page.aspx?pid=415

Office: 416-429-4000; Hours: Monday-Friday 9AM-3PM 

Email: saintjohnxx_i iparish@outlook.com. Website: http://saintjohnxxi iparish.ca/

Living the Gospel by providing 

for homeless youth

  

On any given night, 6,000 people 

across Canada between 16 and 24 

have nowhere to call home. This 

represents 20 per cent of the total 

homeless population. The ShareLife-

supported Rights of Passage program at 

Covenant House has been active in 

making a positive difference in the 

lives of homeless youth on the streets 

of Toronto. The program matches 

adolescents with mentors, who help 

them build life skills. By supporting 

ShareLife, you’re helping at-risk youth 

prepare for life on their own.  

March 18 is ShareLife Sunday. 

Please give generously.

EASTER FOOD DRIVE

The Members of St Vincent d’Paul will be

accepting cash donations on Palm Sunday,

March 24/25, after all the Masses—Alms for

those in need.

Al  donations wil  go to the purchase of food

vouchers for those families in our parish

boundaries without enough resources to feed

and pay the rent at the same time. Let’s be

generous to our neighbours.

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Parish Sunday Bulletin

                        4th Sunday of Lent                       March 11 , 2018 

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CATECHISM OF THE CATHOLIC CHURCH 

Part One—The Profession of Faith

“Jesus Christ was conceived by the power

of the Holy Spirit, and was born of the Virgin Mary”

116. Did Jesus contradict Israel's faith in the one

God and saviour?

Jesus  never  contradicted  faith  in  the  one  God,  not
even  when  he  performed  the  stupendous  divine
work  which  fulfil ed  the  messianic  promises  and
revealed  himself  as  equal  to  God,  namely  the
pardoning  of  sins.  However,  the  cal   of  Jesus  to
believe in him and to be converted makes it possible
to  understand  the  tragic  misunderstanding  of  the
Sanhedrin which judged Jesus to be worthy of death
as a blasphemer.

117. Who is responsible for the death of Jesus?

The  passion  and  death  of Jesus  cannot  be  imputed
indiscriminately either to al  the Jews that were living
at  that  time  or  to  their  descendants.  Every  single
sinner, that is, every human being is real y the cause
and  the  instrument  of  the  sufferings  of  the
Redeemer; and the greater blame in this respect fal s
on  those  above  al   who  are Christians  and  who  the
more often fal  into sin or delight in their vices.

118. Why was the death of Jesus part of God's

plan?

To reconcile to himself al  who were destined to die
because  of  sin  God  took  the  loving  initiative  of
sending  his  Son  that  he  might  give  himself  up  for
sinners. Proclaimed in the Old Testament, especial y
as the sacrifice of the Suffering Servant, the death of
Jesus  came  about  “in  accordance  with  the
Scriptures”.

119. In what way did Christ offer himself to the

Father?

The  entire  life  of  Christ  was  a  free  offering  to  the
Father to carry out his plan of salvation. He gave “his
life as a ransom for many” (Mark 10:45) and in this way
he reconciled al  of humanity with God. His suffering
and  death  showed  how  his  humanity  was  the  free
and  perfect  instrument  of  that  divine  love  which
desires the salvation of al  people.

120. How is Jesus’ offering expressed at the Last

Supper?

At the Last Supper with his apostles on the eve of his
passion  Jesus  anticipated,  that  is,  both  symbolized
his free self-offering and made it real y present: “This
is my Body which is given for you” (Lk22:19), “This is my

Blood  which  is  poured  out...”  (Mt26:28)  Thus  he  both
instituted  the  Eucharist  as  the  “memorial”  (1  Cor
11:25)  of  his  sacrifice  and  instituted  his  apostles  as
priests of the new covenant.

PRAY FOR THE MARCH MISSION

INTENTION


Formation in Spiritual Discernment” :That the

Church may appreciate the urgency of formation in

spiritual discernment for individuals and parishes

NEW HYMN BOOKS

We Need To Replace the Gather Books

They are beginning to age, more importantly they are

in too short a supply; i.e., not enough to go around.

Problem!

The Gather hymnal is now in its 3rd edition and more

expensive than the current Gather 2 edition. Price is

over $20. We wil  need at least 260 books for two in

each pew shelf plus 10 for the choir. The cost comes to

the horribly frightening  price of $6,215.59.

Solution

We can al  donate something, for example: $20 by 260

people wil  be 5,200.

Donors

Those who donate wil  have their name or names

inscribed on the front inside cover in memory of a

loved one or in thanksgiving.

To Donate

Please call Hayde at the office: 416-429-4000.

“PABASA”

Songs of the Passion of Christ—In Tagalog

The Eve of Holy Week: Sat, March 24-12 Midday to 12

Midnight. St John XXIII Parish Hal

VISITA IGLESIA

Church Visitations for the Stations of the Cross

Good Friday, March 30—7:30AM to 12NOON
Begin from St JXXIII & visiting 8 Churches and

celebrating 2 stations at each Church. Sign-up in foyer.

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                        4th Sunday of Lent                       March 11 , 2018 

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CHILDREN’S CHOIR: GRADE 1--GRADE 8.

Sing 1st & 4th Sun @ 5:30PM Mass

CHALICE CHILDREN’S COLLECTION

Total Reached! Total to Date: $2157.95

MASS INTENTIONS

Mon, March 12, 7PM:

Thanksgiving by Gemma C

Tues March 13, 9AM:
    

Thnksgv of Regina Sebastian Pillai

Wed March 14, 7PM:
       

+Joseph Attar

Thurs March 15, 9AM
       

+Lourdina Figueiredo

Fri March 16, 7PM:
       

+Evaristo & Victor Lobo

Sat March 17, 9AM
             +Francis & Olive Lobo

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Saturday, March 17
5:15PM: +Luiza Fernandes
Sunday, March 18
9AM: +Dominga & +Lino Miguel
12:15PM: +Shandhurst & +Raj Families 
5:30PM: The Parishioners

VOCATIONS

St. Paul reminds us that we are "created in Christ

Jesus for good works". If you think God's plan for you

could be to be a priest, religious, or permanent

deacon, cal  Fr. Chris Lemieux, Vocation Director,

Archdiocese of Toronto 416-968-0997


vocations@archtoronto.org www.vocationstoronto.ca

VIGIL CANDLES

Saturday, March 17—Saturday, March 23

Sanctuary Tabernacle: +Jim Shontaler

Chapel Tabernacle: +Klara Zathmarie

INTERCESSORY PRAYER GROUP

Need Prayer Help?

Cal  Beth at 416-467-6492. Your intention wil  be
emailed out to this prayer community. Only first

name and intention wil  be shared.

COMMUNION FOR THE SICK

& SHUT-INS

Call parish office and let us know—416-429-4000

FORMED

The Catholic Faith On Demand—Free To You

Movies,  documentaries, apologetics, youth,

faith formation, Bible studies, current topics,

youth; talks, audio dramas, audio books.

Spanish too. Go to “formed.org”; input our

parish access code: MRFX27; fil  out your profile

and password.

THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT

Last Sunday’s Offering—$2857.41

To break even weekly—$3,000 needed.

SENIOR’S GROUP

Meets after 9AM Mass on the 2nd & 4th Thurs of

Month—Next Meeting IS THURSDAY, March 22

DEVOTIONS FOR LENT

Stations of the Cross

Immediately Fol owing Friday 7PM Mass

Holy Hour with Exposition of the Blessed

Sacrament Sundays: 4—5PM

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COFFEE SUNDAY: Last Sun of the Month

9AM Mass: Coffee Sunday Group; 12:15PM

Mass: Thank you Volunteers for your generosity.

SMILE

Misunderstanding

A guy in a plane stood up & shouted: “HIJACK!”

The passengers al  got scared.

From the other end of the plane, a guy shouted back

“HI JOHN”.

Student Pain

If a barber makes a mistake, it’s a new style

If a politician makes a mistake, it’s a new law

If a scientist makes a mistake, it’s a new invention

If a taylor makes a mistake, it’s a new style

If a teacher makes a mistake, it’s a new theory

But, if a student makes a mistake, it’s a Mistake.

Electronically Challenged

Hi guys.

I am so happy and proud of myself, and I thought I

should share with you!!!

Today I saw myself on TV when I turned it off.

FIRST HOLY COMMUNION—

UPCOMING

Reconciliation—First Confession

Wil  be on Sat, March 17 @ 11AM in the Church.

3rd Test—Section 3—First Holy Communion

Make appointment for March or April

First Communion Mass

Saturday, April 21 @ 5:15PM Mass

FIRST FRIDAY OF THE MONTH

OVERNIGHT VIGIL—ADORATION CHAPEL

Next First Friday: April 6

Vigil Begins Fri 7:30PM and ends Sat 7:30AM

Contact: Elaine Shaver—647-713-1198

CONFIRMATION—UPCOMING

Session 5

Wed, March 14 @ 7:30PM

Sessions 6

Wed, March 21 @ 7:30PM

OPENING THE WORD

LENT THROUGH EASTER

Every Saturday

10:30AM—Noon

Come and Reflect on Sacred

Scripture’s Teaching for the

Sundays of Lent Facilitated By

Carla Marcoccia, our youth

minister.

Welcome to Opening the Word, a

program offering prayer and

insights for the Sunday Readings.

Featuring a variety of

experienced presenters including

Dr. Tim Gray, Jules Miles, Dr.

Scott and Annie Powell, Dr.

Edward Sri, and Dr. Ben Akers

COME AND SEE WEEKEND

Fri, March 23 (6:30PM) to Sun, March 25 (1:30PM), at

St. Augustine’s Seminary:

Inviting single Catholic men 17 years and older, to

cultivate a deeper prayer life and relationship with

Jesus Christ; leading to a better discernment of God’s

cal  for their lives. Time for prayer, reflection and

information on the process of becoming one of Christ’s

disciples as a Catholic priest. Register online at

www.vocationstoronto.ca. Registrants 17 years old

require parental consent.

Info: contact (PASTOR) or the Office of Vocations: 416

968 0997; email: vocations@archtoronto.org

MARCH FOR LIFE

Thursday May 10—Day trip: Parliament Hill, Ottawa

Rally: 12:30PM / March: 1:30PM

We have booked 2 Coaches of 56 seats.

Mass for Life @ 6AM; depart from StJXXIII at 6:30AM;

depart Ottawa immediately after the March— 3PM.

Washroom/coffee break at service centre going to

Ottawa; dinner break on the way back at service centre.

Price: $10. Sign-up sheet in foyer

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                        4th Sunday of Lent                       March 11 , 2018 

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SAINT’S FEAST DAY

Optional  Memorial:  St  Patrick,  BishopSat,

March  17:  Patrick  he  was  humble  and  he  was

courageous. The  determination  to  accept  suffering  and
success  with  equal  indifference  guided  the  life  of God’s
instrument for winning most of Ireland for Christ.

At  16,  he  and  a  large  number  of  his  father’s  slaves  and
vassals were captured by Irish raiders and sold as slaves
in  Ireland.  Forced  to  work  as  a  shepherd,  he  suffered
greatly from hunger and cold.
After six years Patrick escaped, probably to France, and
later  returned  to  Britain  at  the  age  of  22.  His  captivity
had meant spiritual conversion. He spent years in France,
and was consecrated bishop at the age of 43. His great
desire was to proclaim the good news to the Irish.

In  a  dream  vision  it  seemed  “al   the  children  of  Ireland
from  their  mothers’  wombs  were  stretching  out  their
hands” to him. He understood the vision to be a cal  to do
mission work in pagan Ireland. He was sent to carry out
the task. He went to the west and north–where the faith
had  never  been  preached–obtained  the  protection  of
local kings, and made numerous converts.
Because  of  the  island’s  pagan  background,  Patrick  was
emphatic  in  encouraging  widows  to  remain  chaste  and
young  women  to

consecrate  their

v i r g i n i t y  t o

C h r i s t .  H e

ordained  many

priests,  divided

the country into

dioceses,  held

Church councils,

founded several

m o n a s t e r i e s

and  continually

urged his people

t o  g r e a t e r

holiness in Christ.
He  suffered  much  opposition  from  pagan  druids.  In  a
relatively short time, the island had experienced deeply
the  Christian  spirit,  and  was  prepared  to  send  out
missionaries  whose  efforts  were  greatly  responsible  for
re-Christianizing Europe.

Patrick was a man of action, with little inclination toward
learning. He had a rock-like belief in his vocation, in the
cause  he  had  espoused.  One  of  the  few  certainly
authentic  writings  is  his  Confessio,  above  al   an  act  of
homage  to  God  for  having  cal ed  Patrick,  unworthy
sinner, to the apostolate.
Reflection: What distinguishes Patrick is the durability of
his efforts. When one considers the state of Ireland when
he began his mission work, the vast extent of his labours,
and  how  the  seeds  he  planted  continued  to  grow  and
flourish,  one  can  only  admire  the  kind  of  man  Patrick
must have been. The holiness of a person is known only
by the fruits of his or her work.

Saint Patrick is the Patron Saint of: Engineers, Ireland,
Nigeria

DEAR PARENTS

We have four (4) young Missionaries coming to our

parish from the Archdiocese of Toronto this summer for

one week: Sunday, July 8—Saturday, July 14.

They  wil   run  a  day  program  and  evening  program. The
program  name  is  “Totus  Tuus”  (Total y  Yours)  and  is
inspired by St John Paul II’s words to youth, “Give yourself
total y to God”.

(Registration Fee: $10 per Student)

The Day program commences on Monday to Saturday of

this week from 8:45AM to 2:30PM daily

During  the  week,  the  children  entering  grades  one
through six in the upcoming fal  school year participate in
four classes each day, attend daily Mass, learn the Mass
parts  and  liturgical  songs,  participate  in  games,
icebreakers,  skits,  songs,  recess,  and  prayer.   The  grade
school  curriculum  helps  children  to  learn  and  be
reinforced  in  important  principles  of  their Catholic  faith.
Furthermore, Totus Tuus strives to help students be clear
and consistent in their faith. Col ege students who are on
fire with their faith give the students examples which the
youth can observe and then imitate. This process teaches
them  that  being  a  witness  to  their  faith  in  the  world
around  them  is  a  very  realistic  and  worthwhile  goal.
Final y, Totus Tuus endeavours to show children that the
humble,  yet  courageous  process  of  seeking  Christ  is  a
journey  that  must  be  aided  by  prayer  and  the
Sacraments.

A typical day of Totus Tuus Day Camp:

8:45am —Arrival and Welcome / 9am—Intro and skit

9:15am—Warm-up and songs / 9:30am— Class#1 /9:55am
—Snack / 10:10am - Music preparation for Mass / 10:30am

—Class#2 / 10:55am—Mass prep / Confesson / 11:20am—

Daily Mass / 12:00pm—Lunch Recess / 12:45pm—Cool

down and water break / 1pm— Afternoon Intro and skit /
1:15pm— Class #3 / 1:40pm—Break / 1:55pm—Class #4 /

2:20pm—Review and closing prayer / 2:30pm—Dismissal

The evening program commences at 6:45PM to 9PM

daily: Sunday to Friday of this week.

Totus Tuus offers evening instruction for junior and senior
high  school  youth  (grades  7-12)  during  the  week  in  the
evenings:  7pm—9pm.  We  have  found  that  energetic,
faithful,  col ege-aged  teachers  can  effectively  impact
junior  and  senior  high  school  youth.  The  Program
includes  instruction,  small  group  discussions,  quiet
meditation,  prayer,  and  fel owship. The  team  teaches  in
such  a  way  as  to  continual y  offer  a  dialogue  by  which
participants feel respected in their most basic dignity.

A typical evening of the Grade 7-12 Program:

6:45pm—Arrival and welcome / 7pm—Intro and skit

7:30pm—Session1 & Q&A / 8pm—Break and refrshment

8:15pm—Session2 & Q&A/8:45pm—NitePryer/9pm—

Dismissal

Sign-Up Sheet in Foyer

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                        4th Sunday of Lent                       March 11 , 2018 

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This  Sunday’s  Readings:  2  Chr  36:14–16,  19–23;  Ps
137:1–6; Eph 2:4–10; Jn 3:14–21

The Sunday readings in Lent have been showing us
the high points of salvation history—God’s covenant
with  creation  in  the  time  of  Noah;  His  promises  to
Abraham; the law He gave to Israel at Sinai.

In  today’s  First  Reading,  we  hear  of  the  destruction
of  the  kingdom  established  by  God’s  final  Old
Testament  covenant—the  covenant  with  David  (see
2 Samuel 7; Psalm 89:3).

His chosen people abandoned the law He gave them.
For  their  sins,  the  temple  was  destroyed,  and  they
were  exiled  in  Babylon.  We  hear  their  sorrow  and
repentance  in  the  exile  lament  we  sing  as  today’s
Psalm.

But  we  also  hear  how  God,  in  His  mercy,  gathered
them back, even anointing a pagan king to shepherd
them  and  rebuild  the  temple  (see  Isaiah  44:28–
45:1,4).

God  is  rich  in  mercy,  as  today’s  Epistle  teaches.  He
promised  that  David’s  kingdom  would  last  forever,
that David’s son would be His Son and rule al  nations
(see  2  Samuel  7:14–15;  Psalm  2:7–9).  In  Jesus,  God
keeps that promise (see Revelation 22:16).

Moses lifted up the serpent as a sign of salvation (see
Wisdom  16:6–7;  Numbers  21:9).  Now  Jesus  is  lifted
up  on  the Cross,  to  draw  al   people  to  himself  (see
John 12:32).

Those  who  refuse  to  believe  in  this  sign  of  the
Father’s love condemn themselves—as the Israelites
in  their  infidelity  brought  judgment  upon
themselves.

But God did not leave Israel in exile, and He does not
want  to  leave  any  of  us  dead  in  our  transgressions.
We are God’s handiwork, saved to live as His people
in the light of His truth.

Midway  through  this  season  of  repentance,  let  us
again  behold  the  Pierced One  (see John  19:37),  and
rededicate ourselves to living the “good works” that
God has prepared us for.

“God Did Not Send The Son Into The World To Condemn The World,

But In Order That The World Might Be Saved Through Him”

JESUS

DR. SCOTT HAHN

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CATHOLIC ANSWERS

www.catholic.com

DOES THE HOLY SPIRIT DWELL IN NON-

CHRISTIANS?

Question
If  the  Holy  Spirit  only  dwel s  in  a  baptized  person,
does it means that non-baptized people do not have
Holy Spirit in them?
Answer
The indwel ing of the Holy Trinity, including the Holy
Spirit,  is  a  gift  of  baptism  (CCC  1265-66;  see
1996-2000;  2014;  2021). Christians  who  remain  in  a
state of sanctifying or habitual grace are blessed by
this most holy indwelling (CCC 2000).

Those who are not Christians and thus not baptized
do  not  have  the  indwel ing  of  the  Holy  Trinity.
However, one should not erroneously conclude that
God  is  unconcerned  about  them  or  even  has
abandoned  them.  Indeed,  al   human  persons  are
made in God’s image and likeness (Gen. 1:26-27), and
God  seeks  to  aid  them  on  Earth  through  actual
graces  (CCC  2000;  2024).  And  God  is  certainly
desirous  of  their  eternal  salvation,  which  is  why,  in
part,  he  gives  his  Catholic  Church  the  Great
Commission  to  make  disciples  of  all  nations
(Matt. 28:18-20).

IS CONSULTING A PSYCHIC A GRAVE SIN?

Question
is going to a psychic a mortal sin if you didn't realize
it was?
Answer
Consulting a psychic or other medium is undoubtedly
grave matter and thus certainly to be avoided (CCC
2116; see also 2115-17). Grave matter is one of three
components  of  a  mortal  sin. The  other  two  are  ful 
knowledge and complete consent (see CCC 1854-64).

We cannot evaluate your subjective culpability in this
matter from afar, but your self-reporting sounds like
there  could  be  mitigating  circumstances.  In  any
event, seek a faithful Catholic priest in confession so
that  through  the  ministry  given  to  him  by  Jesus
Christ  he  can  absolve  you  of  this  sin  (see  John
20:21-23).  And  then  go  and  strive  diligently  with
God’s help to avoid this sin.

YOUTH MINISTRY

Next God Squad Night: Lent Bible Study Series

Friday, March 16 from 6:00 - 8:00pm in the Parish hal .

Next Kids of the Cross Night: Lent Bible Study Series    
Friday, March 23 from 6:00 - 8:00pm in the Parish hal

NOVENA TO ST JOSEPH

Takes Place after the Following Masses:

March 10 - Sat:  9:30 AM / March 11 - Sun: 10 AM
March 12, Mon 7:30PM / March 13 - Tues 9:30AM

March 14, Wed7:30PM / March 15,  Thurs 9:30AM

March 16, Fri 6:40PM / March 27, Sat 9:30AM

March 18, Sun 10AM / March 19, Mon: FEAST DAY

MASS @ 7PM. Fel owship in Foyer after Mass

YOU CAN DONATE

Ambries

An Ambry is a glass container in which the Sacred Oils

are kept. We have purchased the three glass

containers for the Oil of the Infirm, Oil of Sacred

Chrism, and Oil of Salvation. Cost was $237.00.

An Ambry is also a container in which the three glass

containers are stored. Oak Ambry cost is $3,507.46

Donors wil  be recognized by having their names

inscribed on a plaque attached to the top or bottom

of the wooden ambry.

NOVENA TO THE DIVINE MERCY

March 30, Good Friday, after the 3PM Liturgy / March

31, Holy Sat, 7PM before  8PM Vigil (chapel) / April 1,

Easter Sun, 1:15PM / April 2, Mon 7:30PM /

April 3, Tues 9:30AM / April 4, Wed 6:30PM /  April 5,

Thurs 9:30AM / April 6, Fri 7:30PM / April 7, Sat

9:30AM.

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Parish Sunday Bulletin

                        4th Sunday of Lent                       March 11 , 2018 

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Parish Sunday Bulletin

                        4th Sunday of Lent                       March 11 , 2018 

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MORE GOOD NEWS

Catholic Women’s League (CWL)

& K of C of St JXXIII

The Catholic Women’s League of JXXIII & the

Knights of Columbus are donating a new floor for

our Hal  this summer.

Also, CWL have kindly accepted to research the
possibility of federal financing for a wheel-chair

lift that can be instal ed on the staircase leading

down to the hal . This is a program offered to
charitable institutions for disability access to

buildings.

FERTILITYCARE TORONTO

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of the family planning system you’re using?

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next for family panning? FertilityCare Toronto can help.

Would you like to fol ow your faith but don’t know a

reliable, scientific family planning method?

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Do you have health concerns and want to learn more

about your body and gynecologic health?

FertilityCare Toronto can help.

Are you suffering from infertility or recurrent

miscarriage and don’t know where to turn for effective

help? FertilityCare Toronto can help.

Contact/Info 416-465-2868 www.fertilitycare.ca /

LENT IS HERE!!!

When Is Ash Wednesday?—February 14

What is Ash Wednesday?

This day marks the beginning of Lent. We

attend Mass on this day and receive the

Ashes on the forehead as a sign of sorrow

for sin and as sign of our intention to

become more faithful.

What is Lent?

The penitential season of the Church’s

year. It is 40 days of preparation to renew

our Baptismal vows on Easter Sunday.

During this time we seek closer union with

the Lord through an increase of fasting,

prayer, and giving of alms (charitable

giving).

Lenten Fast & Abstinence

Catholics are obligated to Fast & Abstain

from meat on Ash Wednesday & Good

Friday.

The Fast on Ash Wednesday and Good

Friday.

The fast on Ash Wed and Good Friday

involves eating only one ful  meal. One or
two smal er meals may be taken on those
days, but may not total one full meal.  No

eating between meals.

Abstinence on Ash Wednesday and Good

Friday

Abstinence on these days from meat can

include eggs or dairy products.

Age Requirements

"Al  Catholics at 15 are bound by the law of
abstinence; al  adults are bound by the law

of fast up to the beginning of their 60

year.

Fridays of the Year

It is a requirement of our Faith that we

abstain from meat on al  the Fridays of the
year (except Feasts) in commemoration of

our Saviour’s death.

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Parish Sunday Bulletin

                        4th Sunday of Lent                       March 11 , 2018 

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