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Parish Sunday Bulletin

                        5th Sunday of Lent                       March 18 , 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 locally and 

around the world

  

“It is important that we continue to 

support the ShareLife appeal, to 

provide for the needs of the 

marginalized both here in our 

communities and around the 

world. Sometimes the results are 

obvious and sometimes they’re 

invisible, but always they make a 

tangible difference in the lives of 

the people we are helping.  

Please prayerfully consider how 

you can be supportive today on 

ShareLife Sunday.”

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

                        5th Sunday of Lent                       March 18 , 2018 

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

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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”

104. What does the hidden life of Jesus in Nazareth

teach us?

In  the  course  of  his  hidden  life  in  Nazareth  Jesus
stayed  in  the  silence  of  an  ordinary  existence. This
al ows  us  to  enter  into  fel owship  with  him  in  the
holiness to be found in a daily life marked by prayer,
simplicity,  work  and  family  love.  His  obedience  to
Mary and to Joseph, his foster father, is an image of
his  filial  obedience  to  the  Father.  Mary  and  Joseph
accepted  with  faith  the  mystery  of  Jesus  even
though they did not always understand it.

105. Why did Jesus receive from John the “baptism

of repentance for the forgiveness of sins” (Luke 3:3)?

To  inaugurate  his  public  life  and  to  anticipate  the
“Baptism”  of  his  death,  he  who  was  without  sin
accepted  to  be  numbered  among  sinners.  He  was
“the  Lamb  of  God  who  takes  away  the  sin  of  the
world” (John 1:29). The Father proclaimed him to be
“his  beloved  Son”  (Matthew  3:17)  and  the  Spirit
descended  upon  him.  The  baptism  of  Jesus  is  a
prefiguring of our baptism.

106. What do we learn from the temptations of

Jesus in the desert?

The  temptations  of  Jesus  in  the  desert  recapitulate
the  temptation  of  Adam  in  Paradise  and  the
temptations  of  Israel  in  the  desert.  Satan  tempts
Jesus in regard to his obedience to the mission given
him by the Father. Christ, the new Adam, resists and
his victory proclaims that of his passion which is the
supreme  obedience  of  his  filial  love.  The  Church
unites herself to this mystery in a special way in the
liturgical season of Lent.

107. Who is invited to come into the Kingdom of

God proclaimed and brought about by Jesus?

Al  are invited by Jesus to enter the Kingdom of God.
Even the worst of sinners is cal ed to convert and to
accept  the  boundless  mercy  of  the  Father.  Already
here  on  earth,  the  Kingdom  belongs  to  those  who
accept it with a humble heart. To them the mysteries
of the Kingdom are revealed.

NOVENA TO ST JOSEPH

Takes Place after the Following Masses:

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

MASS @ 7PM. Fel owship in Foyer after Mass

“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.

HOLY WEEK SCHEDULE

DATE

EVENT

Sat/Sun March 24/25

Passion Sunday (Palm 

Sunday)

Tues, March 27 @ 10AM 

St Michael’s Cathedral

Chrism Mass 

Blessing of the Sacramental 

Oils

Wed, March 28 @ 7:30PM

Parish Confessions 

12 Priests

Holy Thursday, March 29  

@ 8PM

Mass of the Last Supper

Good Friday, March 30  

@ 3PM

Liturgy of the Lord’s Passion

Holy Saturday, March 31 

@ 8PM

Easter Vigil

Easter Sunday, April 1 

@ 9AM

Mass

Easter Sunday, April 1 

@ 12:15PM

Mass

5:30PM Cancelled

5:30PM Canclled

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                        5th Sunday of Lent                       March 18 , 2018 

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MASS INTENTIONS

Mon, March 19, 7PM:

+Joe Attar

Tues March 20, 9AM:
    

+Conchita Delfino

Wed March 21, 7PM:
       

+Virginia Garcia

Thurs March 22, 9AM
       

Thanksgiving by Mary Ylagan

Fri March 23, 7PM:
       

+Vistacion Dacnay 

(+Virgi Garcia: 40 days)

Sat March 24, 9AM
             +Jaime Tolentino

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Saturday, March 24
5:15PM: +Thelma Dunphy
Sunday, March 25
9AM: +Asuncion, +Constancia, +Gregoria
12:15PM: Thanksgiving by the CWL
5:30PM: The Parishioners

VOCATIONS

Unless a seed first dries out and dies, it cannot be

planted in the earth to grow.

Unless we die to our selfish ways, we cannot expect

to be people who wil  “lay down their lives for their
friends”. If you think God is cal ing you to lay down

your life as a priest, religious or deacon for His

Church, cal  Fr. Chris Lemieux, Vocation Director,

Archdiocese of Toronto 416-968-0997

vocations@archtoronto.org www.vocationstoronto.ca

VIGIL CANDLES

Saturday, March 23—Thursday, March 29

Sanctuary Tabernacle: +Anthony & +Margarette

Chapel Tabernacle: Thnksgv B-day by Rene G.

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

THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT

Last Sunday’s Offering—$2,777.

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

NEW HYMN BOOKS

Cost

Each book is $21. If 260 people pay this price it

wil  come to a healthy $5,460. Right now the

price of 60 books have been donated.

THANKS.

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.

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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Parish Sunday Bulletin

                        5th Sunday of Lent                       March 18 , 2018 

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

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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

Anti-Jokes

What is a vampire’s favourite dessert?

Vampires aren’t real.

An owl and a squirrel are sitting in a tree and the owl

turns to the squirrel and says:

Nothing, because owls can’t talk. The owl then eats the

squirrel because its a bird of prey.

What is green, red, yel ow, purple and orange?

Colours.

What leaves a bigger hole in your heart than

breaking up with your girlfriend? A bullet.

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

1st HOLY COMMUNION—UPCOMING:

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

Sessions 6: Wed, March 21 @ 7:30PM

Holy Week Confessions: Wed, March 28, 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 Powel , 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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                        5th Sunday of Lent                       March 18 , 2018 

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SAINT’S FEAST DAY

Solemnity:  St  Joseph,  Husband  of  the  Blessed  Virgin
Mary,  
Principal  Patron  of Canada,  Patron  of  the Universal
Church—Mon, March 19:

The Bible pays Joseph the highest

compliment: he was a “just” man. The quality meant a lot
more  than  faithfulness  in  paying  debts.  When  the  Bible
speaks of God “justifying” someone, it means that God, the
al -holy or “righteous” one, so transforms a person that the
individual  shares  somehow  in  God’s  own  holiness,  and
hence it is real y “right” for God to love him or her. In other
words,  God  is  not  playing  games,  acting  as  if  we  were
lovable when we are not. By saying Joseph was “just,” the
Bible means that he was one who was completely open to
al   that  God  wanted  to  do  for  him.  He  became  holy  by
opening himself total y to God.

The  rest  we  can  easily  surmise. Think  of  the  kind  of  love
with which he wooed and won Mary, and the depth of the
love  they  shared  during  their  marriage.  It  is  no
contradiction of Joseph’s manly holiness that he decided to
divorce  Mary  when  she  was  found  to  be  with  child. The
important words of the Bible are that he planned to do this
“quietly”  because  he  was  “a  righteous  man,  yet  unwil ing
to expose her to shame” (Mt 1:19).

The  just  man  was  simply,  joyfully,  wholeheartedly
obedient  to  God—in  marrying  Mary,  in  naming  Jesus,  in
shepherding  the  precious  pair  to  Egypt,  in  bringing  them
to Nazareth, in the unknown number of years of quiet faith
and courage.
Reflection: The Bible tel s us nothing of Joseph in the years
after the return to Nazareth except the incident of finding
Jesus in the Temple (Lk2:41–51). Perhaps this can be taken to
mean that God wants us to realize that the holiest family
was like every other family, that the circumstances of life
for  the  holiest  family  were  like  those  of  every  family,  so
that  when  Jesus’  mysterious  nature  began  to  appear,
people  couldn’t  believe  that  he  came  from  such  humble
beginnings:  “Is  he  not  the  carpenter’s  son?  Is  not  his
mother named Mary…?” (Mt13:55a). It was almost as indignant
as “Can anything good come from Nazareth?” (Jn 1:46b).

St Joseph—Patron  Saint  of:  Belgium,  Canada,  Carpenters,
China,  Fathers,  Happy  death,  Peru,  Russia, Social Justice,
Travel ers, Universal Church, Vietnam, Workers.

TOTUS TUUS

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 Mon to Sat

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

During the week, the children entering grades
1  through  6  in  the  upcoming  fal   school  year
participate  in  4  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.

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

prep for Mass / 10:30am—Class 2 / 10:55am—

Mass prep / Confession / 11:20am—Daily Mass /

12pm—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 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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                        5th Sunday of Lent                       March 18 , 2018 

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This Sunday’s Readings: Jer 31:31–34; Ps 51:3–4, 12–
13, 14–15; Heb 5:7–9; Jn 12:20–33
Our  readings  today  are  fil ed  with  anticipation. The
days are coming, Jeremiah prophesies in today’s First
Reading.  The  hour  has  come,  Jesus  says  in  the
Gospel.  The  new  covenant  that  God  promised  to
Jeremiah  is  made  in  the  “hour”  of  Jesus—in  His
Death,  Resurrection,  and  Ascension  to  the  Father’s
right hand.

The  prophets  said  this  new  covenant  would  return
Israel’s exiled tribes from the ends of the world (see
Jeremiah  31:1,  3–4,  7–8).  Jesus  too  predicted  His
passion would gather the dispersed children of God
(see John 11:52). But today He promises to draw to
himself not only Israelites, but al  men and women.

The new covenant is more than a political or national
restoration.  As  we  sing  in  today’s  Psalm,  it  is  a
universal spiritual restoration. In the “hour” of Jesus,
sinners  in  every  nation  can  return  to  the  Father—to
be washed of their guilt and given new hearts to love
and serve Him.

In  predicting  He  wil   be  “lifted  up,”  Jesus  isn’t
describing  only  His  coming  Crucifixion  (see  John
3:14–15). Isaiah used the same word to tel  how the
Messiah,  after  suffering  for  Israel’s  sins,  would  be
raised  high  and  greatly  exalted  (see  Isaiah  52:3).
Elsewhere the term describes how kings are elevated
above their subjects (see 1 Maccabees 8:13).

Troubled in His agony, Jesus didn’t pray to be saved.
Instead,  as  we  hear  in  today’s  Epistle,  He  offered
himself to the Father on the Cross—as a living prayer
and  supplication.  For  this, God  gave  Him  dominion
over  heaven  and  earth  (see  Acts  2:33;  Philippians
2:9).

Where He has gone we can fol ow—if we let Him lead
us. To fol ow Jesus means hating our lives of sin and
selfishness. It means trusting in the Father’s wil , the
law He has written in our hearts.

Jesus’  “hour”  continues  in  the  Eucharist,  where  we
join  our  sacrifices  to  His,  giving  God  our  lives  in
reverence and obedience—confident He wil  raise us
up to bear fruits of holiness.

“And I, When I Am Lifted Up From The Earth,

Will Draw All People To Myself”

JESUS

DR. SCOTT HAHN

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                        5th Sunday of Lent                       March 18 , 2018 

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YOUTH MINISTRY

Next God Squad Night: Lent Bible Study Series

Friday, March 23 from 6:00 - 8:00pm in the Parish

hall.

Next God Squad Night: Lent Bible Study Series  

Friday, March 30 from 6:00 - 8:00pm in the Parish

hall.

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.

CONFESSIONS 

HOLY WEEK—Wednesday, March 28 @ 7:30PM

FOURTEEN (14) PRIESTS TO HEAR OUR 

CONFESSIONS 
Fr Larry Marcille (Blessed Sacrament Parish) 
Fr Peter Lacmanaec (O. L. The Annunciation) 
Fr Steven Kwon (St Edith Stein) 
Fr Marc Syrenne (Chaplain—York University) 
Fr Ben St Croix (York University/Retreats) 
Fr John Walsh (Scarbro Missions) 

Fr. Bobby Cena (Studies) 
Fr Luis Melo (St Augustine Seminary) 
Seamus Hogan (St Augustine Seminary) 
Fr Walter Werbylo (St Augustine Seminary) 
Bishop Kasun (Central Zone of Archdiocese) 
Fr Peter Marr (St Augustine Seminary) 
Fr Chris Lemuix (Vocation Director)

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Parish Sunday Bulletin

                        5th Sunday of Lent                       March 18 , 2018 

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

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B a m b o o   T r a v e l   &   T o u r s  

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Flemingdon Park Plaza

747 Don Mills Rd., Suite 206A, Toronto, ON

Tel 416-422-0464

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For free aptitude test call 

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General Orthodontics 

25 Overlea Blvd. Unit 3, Toronto, 

On, M4H 1P9

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Jay Wilson

Managing Director

416-423-1000

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1939 Lawrence Avenue East

416-751-7890

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North York, ON M3C 1Y9 

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Flemingdon Park Dental Care 

747 Don Mills Road #35 

Inside Flemingdon Plaza 

New Patients are welcome 

416-429-0783

ADORATION OF OUR LORD IN THE

BLESSED SACRAMENT

Takes place in the Adoration Chapel

Every Friday: 9AM to 6PM, concludes with evening
p r a y e r  a n d

Benediction  at

5:40PM.  Come

f o r  a  f e w

minutes  or  an

hour  and  keep

watch  with  the

Lord.  Pray  for

o t h e r s ,  t h e

C h u r c h ,  y o u r

family, yourself.

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Parish Sunday Bulletin

                        5th Sunday of Lent                       March 18 , 2018 

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

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CHILDREN’S CHOIR: GRADE 1--GRADE 8.

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

CHALICE CHILDREN’S COLLECTION

Total for 2017/18 achieved! Total to Date: $2157.95

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

Catholic Women’s Fertility Health

Are you planning to space your children and feel unsure

of the family planning system you’re using?

FertilityCare Toronto can help.

Is your family complete and are wondering what comes

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?

FertilityCare Toronto can help.

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

                        5th Sunday of Lent                       March 18 , 2018 

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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

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