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Parish Sunday Bulletin

            Passion Sunday—Palm Sunday               March 25 , 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/

HOLY WEEK

Passion / Palm Sunday

Today’s Passion / Palm Sunday

begins Holy Week.

Sacred Triduum

The  summit  of  the  Liturgical
Year is the Easter Triduum. The
liturgical  services  that  take
place  during  the  Triduum  are:
▪Holy  Thursday  Mass  of  the
Lord's  Supper  ▪Good  Friday  of
the  Lord's  Passion  ▪Holy
Saturday  Vigil  Mass  of  the
Resurrection  of  the  Lord,  and
Easter Sunday Masses. A joyous
sharing in the sacrifice of Jesus
Christ, Lord and Risen Saviour.

GOOD FRIDAY

OBLIGATORY DAY OF FAST

& ABSTINENCE

The Fast on Good Friday.

The  Good  Friday  fast  involves
eating  only  one  full  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 Good Friday

Abstinence  on  this  day  from
meat  does  not  include  eggs  or
dairy products.

Age Requirements

"All  Catholics  who  have
completed  their  14th  year  are
bound by the law of abstinence;
al  adults are bound by the law
of  fast  up  to  the  beginning  of
their 60th year.

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Parish Sunday Bulletin

            Passion Sunday—Palm Sunday               March 25 , 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”

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.

108. Why did Jesus manifest the Kingdom by

means of signs and miracles?

Jesus accompanied his words with signs and miracles
to  bear  witness  to  the  fact  that  the  Kingdom  is
present  in  him,  the  Messiah.  Although  he  healed
some  people,  he  did  not  come  to  abolish  all  evils
here below but rather to free us especial y from the
slavery of sin. The driving out of demons proclaimed
that his cross would be victorious over “the ruler of
this world” (John 12:31).

109. In the Kingdom, what authority did Jesus

bestow upon his Apostles?

Jesus  chose  the  twelve,  the  future  witnesses  of  his
Resurrection, and made them sharers of his mission
and  of  his  authority  to  teach,  to  absolve  from  sins,
and  to  build  up  and  govern  the  Church.  In  this
college,  Peter  received  “the  keys  of  the
Kingdom”  (Matthew  16:19)  and  assumed  the  first
place  with  the  mission  to  keep  the  faith  in  its
integrity and to strengthen his brothers.

110. What is the meaning of the Transfiguration?

Above al  the Transfiguration shows forth the Trinity:
“the  Father  in  the  voice,  the Son  in  the  man Jesus,
the  Spirit  in  the  shining  cloud”  (Saint  Thomas
Aquinas). Speaking with Moses and Elijah about his
“departure”  (Luke  9:31), Jesus  reveals  that  his  glory
comes  by  way  of  the  cross  and  he  anticipates  his
resurrection  and  his  glorious  coming  “which  wil 
change  our  lowly  body  to  be  like  his  glorious
body” (Philippians 3:21).

“You were transfigured on the mountain and
your disciples, as much as they were capable
of it, beheld your glory, O Christ our God, so
that when they should see you crucified they
would  understand  that  your  passion  was
voluntary,  and  proclaim  to  the  world  that

you  truly  are  the  splendor  of  the
Father.” (Byzantine Liturgy)
111. How did the messianic entrance into

Jerusalem come about?

At  the  established  time  Jesus  chose  to  go  up  to
Jerusalem to suffer his passion and death, and to rise
from the dead. As the Messiah King who shows forth
the coming of the Kingdom, he entered into his city
mounted on a donkey. He was acclaimed by the little
children  whose  shout  of  joyful  praise  is  taken  up  in
the Sanctus of the Eucharistic liturgy: “Blessed is He
Who comes in the name of the Lord! Hosanna (save
us!)” (Matthew 21:9). The liturgy of the Church opens
Holy Week by celebrating this entry into Jerusalem.

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

EVENT

DATE

Passion/Palm Sunday

Sat/Sun March 24/25

Chrism Mass: Blessing of 

Sacramental Oils

Tues, March 27 @ 10AM 

St Michael’s Cathedral

Parish Confessions:  

12 Priests

Wed, March 28 @ 7:30PM

Mass of the Last Supper

Holy Thursday, March 29  

@ 8PM

Liturgy of the Lord’s Passion

Good Friday, March 30  

@ 3PM

Stations of the Cross

Good Friday, March 30  

@ 6:30PM

Easter Vigil

Holy Saturday, March 31 

@ 8PM

Easter Mass

Easter Sunday, April 1 

@ 9AM

Easter Mass

Easter Sunday, April 1 

@ 12:15PM

5:30PM Mass Cancelled

Easter Sunday, April 1 

Mass @ 5:30PM Cancelled

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Parish Sunday Bulletin

            Passion Sunday—Palm Sunday               March 25 , 2018 

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

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MASS INTENTIONS

Mon, March 26, 7PM:

+Renato Quilop

Tues March 27, 9AM:
    

Thanksgiving of Hayde

Wed March 28, 7PM:
       

+Joe Attar

Thurs March 29, 8PM
       

Mass of the Last Supper

Fri March 30, 3PM
       

Liturgy of the Lord’s Passion

Sat March 31, 8PM
             Easter Vigil

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Saturday, March 31
5:15PM: Cancelled
Sunday, April 1
9AM: +Raymon Deranny
12:15PM: +Emerenciana Labra
5:30PM: Cancelled

VOCATIONS

Blessed are those who come in the Name of the

Lord!

Blessed are they who live their lives in the Name of

the Lord! If you feel God is giving you the blessing of a

cal  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, April 7—Friday, April13

Sanctuary Tabernacle: +Antonio Hernandez

Chapel Tabernacle: +Antonio Hernandez.

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—$3,044.

To break even weekly—$3,000 needed.

1st ShareLife Collection

$3,862.80

SENIOR’S GROUP

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

Month—Next Meeting IS THURSDAY, March 22

NEW HYMN BOOKS

Cost

To date the price of 73 books have been donated:

$1,551. 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 EASTER

Holy Hour with Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament

Begins 2ND Sunday Of Easter: 4—5Pm

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

            Passion Sunday—Palm Sunday               March 25 , 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

Lent Jokes

Lent was invented so Catholics could take another shot

at their New Year’s resolutions.

————

I gave up lots of stuff for Lent. I lent my neighbour my

mower, I lent my son my tuxedo, and I lent my

daughter my car.

————

I wanted to give up my children for Lent, but nobody

would take them.

————

Lent is when the vegetarians try to convert the

Catholics.

————

If it weren’t for capital punishment we wouldn’t have

Easter.

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 April

First Communion Mass: Sat, April 21 @ 5:15PM

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

Holy Week Confessions: Wed, March 28, 7:30PM

Session 7: Wed, April 25, 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

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.

CONGRATULATIONS

Winner of the 2018 Mary Dobell Pro-Life Essay

Senior Level

Amanda Fernandes

Attends: St JXXIII Parish; Attends: St Patrick High Sch

SCHOOL JOBS—STJXXIII SCHOOL

1—A lunch time supervisor; 2—A supply lunch

time supervisor.

1 hour a day (11:45–12:45), 5 days a week. Pay is
$15.04  per  hour  this  includes  statutory  holiday
pay  and  vacation  pay.  The  position  means
supervising the students while they eat and while
outside during playtime. Person has to be able to
deal with i) minor discipline issues; and also able
to  i )  climb  stairs  and  be  i i)  outside  for  about
40mins each day.

RETROUVAILLE WEEKEND: HELP FOR

TROUBLED MARRIAGES

April 20—6:00 pm

At a hotel located in Mississauga, Ontario, close to

Highway 401

If you are thinking of separation or divorce or you are
already  separated,  but  want  to  try  again  then
Retrouvail e can help. If you and your spouse want your
marriage  to  work  and  are  wil ing  to  put  in  a  ful 
weekend  of  hard  work  and  your  best  effort,  then  you
are  invited  to  attend  a  Retrouvaille  Weekend.
Retrouvail e  is  a  program  to  help  married  couples
through difficult times in their marriage relationships.
It  is  designed  to  provide  the  tools  to  help  get  your
marriage back on track. It wil  give you the opportunity
to  rediscover  one  another  and  examine  your  lives
together  in  a  new  and  positive  way.  Although
Retrouvail e  fol ows  the  teachings  of  the  Roman
Catholic Church, couples of other faith expressions are
also welcome.

Tel:416-281-6007 Email: www.torontoretrouvail e.com

WEB: http://www.torontoretrouvail e.com

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Parish Sunday Bulletin

            Passion Sunday—Palm Sunday               March 25 , 2018 

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

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TOTUS TUUS

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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Parish Sunday Bulletin

            Passion Sunday—Palm Sunday               March 25 , 2018 

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

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This Sunday’s Readings: Is 50:4–7; Ps 22:8–9, 17–20,
23–24; Phil 2:6–11; Mk 14:1–15:47

Crowned  with  thorns,  our  Lord  is  lifted  up  on  the
Cross,  where  He  dies  as  “King  of  the  Jews.”  Notice
how many times He is cal ed “king” in today’s Gospel
—mostly in scorn and mockery.

As we hear the long accounts of His Passion, at every
turn  we  must  remind  ourselves—He  suffered  this
cruel and unusual violence for us.

He  is  the  Suffering  Servant  foretold  by  Isaiah  in
today’s  First  Reading.  He  reenacts  the  agony
described  in  today’s  Psalm,  and  even  dies  with  the
first words of that Psalm on His lips (see Psalm 22:1).
Listen  carefully  for  the  echoes  of  this  Psalm
throughout  today’s  Gospel—as  Jesus  is  beaten,  His
hands  and  feet  are  pierced;  as  His  enemies  gamble
for  His  clothes,  wagging  their  heads,  mocking  His
faith in God’s love, His faith that God wil  deliver Him.
Are  we  that  much  different  from  our  Lord’s
tormenters?  Often,  don’t  we  deny  that  He  is  King,
refusing  to  obey  His  only  commands  that  we  love

Him  and  one  another?  Don’t  we  render  Him  mock
tribute,  pay  Him  lip  service  with  our  half-hearted
devotions?

In  the  dark  noon  of  Calvary,  the  veil  in  Jerusalem’s
temple  was  torn.  It  was  a  sign  that  by  His  Death
Jesus  destroyed  forever  the  barrier  separating  us
from the presence of God.

He  was  God  and  yet  humbled  himself  to  come
among  us,  we’re  reminded  in  today’s  Epistle.  And
despite  our  repeated  failures,  our  frailty,  Jesus  stil 
humbles himself to come to us, offering us His body
and blood in the Eucharist.

His  enemies  never  understood:  His  kingship  isn’t  of
this  world  (see  John  18:36).  He  wants  to  write  His
law, His rule of life on our hearts and minds.

As we enter Holy Week, let us once more resolve to
give  Him  dominion  in  our  lives.  Let  us  take  up  the
cross He gives to us— and confess with al  our hearts,
minds, and strength, that truly this is the Son of God.

“My God, My God, Why Have You Forsaken Me”

JESUS

DR. SCOTT HAHN

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Parish Sunday Bulletin

            Passion Sunday—Palm Sunday               March 25 , 2018 

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

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YOUTH MINISTRY

Next God Squad Night: Lent Bible

Study Series  

Friday, March 30, 2018 from 6:00 -

8:00pm in the Parish hal .

SJ23 Youth Ministry Easter Social    

Friday, April 8, 2018 from 6:00 -

8:00pm in the Parish hal .

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; To date—4

Donations: $337.

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

            Passion Sunday—Palm Sunday               March 25 , 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  

Call Marivic

Flemingdon Park Plaza

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

Tel 416-422-0464

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Violins, Keyboards, and guitars

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For free aptitude test call 

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4466 Sheppard Ave. East at Brimley Rd.

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General Orthodontics 

25 Overlea Blvd. Unit 3, Toronto, 

On, M4H 1P9

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50 Overlea Blvd., Toronto, ON M4H 1B6

Jay Wilson

Managing Director

416-423-1000

P a u l   O ’ C o n n o r   Fu n e r a l   H o m e  

1939 Lawrence Avenue East

416-751-7890

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DENTAL CARE CLINIC 

Dr. Maria Imelda C. Ang 

A COSMETIC & FAMILY DENTAL CENTRE 

29 Gervais Drive, Suite 101 

416-383-1889        

North York, ON M3C 1Y9 

Free Chairside Teeth Whitening for every new patient exam 

& cleaning. Please call for details…

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

            Passion Sunday—Palm Sunday               March 25 , 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

            Passion Sunday—Palm Sunday               March 25 , 2018 

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

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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.

www.catholic.com

Does the Holy Spirit Dwel  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

CATHOLIC ANSWERS

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Parish Sunday Bulletin

            Passion Sunday—Palm Sunday               March 25 , 2018 

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

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