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Parish Sunday Bulletin

                         3rd Sunday of Lent                        March 4 , 2018 

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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 Supporting 

Vocations 

“Living  and  studying  at  St. 

A u g u s t i n e  S e m i n a r y  h a s 

brought  untold  blessings  to  my 

l i f e , ”  s h a r e s  M a t t h e w 

G u n n a r s o n ,  o n e  o f  8 0 

s e m i n a r i a n s  u n d e r g o i n g 

formation  at  the  joint  campus 

of St. Augustine’s Seminary and 

Redemptoris  Mater  Seminary. 

He  adds,  “The  seminary  could 

not  run  without  the  generous 

support  of  ShareLife  donors.” 

By  supporting  ShareLife,  you 

are  helping  our  future  priests 

follow God’s call.  

March 18 is ShareLife Sunday. Please 

give generously.

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Parish Sunday Bulletin

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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”

112. What is the importance of the Paschal

Mystery of Jesus?

The  Paschal  Mystery  of  Jesus,  which  comprises  his
passion, death, resurrection, and glorification, stands
at  the  center  of  the  Christian  faith  because  God's
saving  plan  was  accomplished  once  for  al   by  the
redemptive death of his Son Jesus Christ.

113. What were the accusations by which Jesus

was condemned to death?

Some of the leaders of Israel accused Jesus of acting
against  the  law,  the  temple  in  Jerusalem,  and  in
particular  against  faith  in  the  one  God  because  he
proclaimed  himself  to  be  the  Son  of  God.  For  this
reason  they  handed  him  over  to  Pilate  so  that  he
might condemn him to death.

114. How did Jesus conduct himself in regard to

the Law of Israel?

Jesus did not abolish the Law given by God to Moses
on  Mount  Sinai  but  he  fulfilled  it  by  giving  it  its
definitive  interpretation.  He  himself  was  the  divine
Legislator  who  fully  carried  out  this  Law.
Furthermore,  as  the  faithful  Servant,  he  offered  by
means  of  his  expiatory  death  the  only  sacrifice
capable  of  making  atonement  for  all  the
“transgressions  committed  by  men  under  the  first
Covenant” (Hebrews 9:15).

115. What was the attitude of Jesus toward the

temple in Jerusalem?

Jesus was accused of hostility to the temple. On the
contrary,  he  venerated  it  as  “the  house  of  his
Father”  (John  2:16);  and  it  was  there  that  he
imparted  an  important  part  of  his  teaching.
However,  he  also  foretold  its  destruction  in
connection  with  his  own  death  and  he  presented
himself  as  the  definitive  dwel ing  place  of  God
among men.

PRAY FOR THE MARCH MISSION

INTENTION


Formation in Spiritual Discernment”

That the Church may appreciate the urgency of

formation in spiritual discernment for

individuals as well as communities.

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. Many pews do not have a copy,

and if we have 10 choir members that’s at least

8 or more books taken by the choir.

Problem!

The Gather hymnal is now in its 3rd edition and

more expensive than the current Gather 2

edition. Price is $15 US per book which is

$19.24 Canadian at current exchange. This does

not include shipping or tax. 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 $5,601.20 Canadian

Solution

We can al  donate something, for example:

50 people giving $20 = $1000 / 100 people for

$10 = $1000 / 200 people for $5 =$1000

Donors

Those who donate wil  have their name or

names inscribed on the front inside cover.

Message can be in memory of a loved one or in

thanksgiving to God.

To Donate

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

and give name, telephone #, message; and oh,

yes the donation!

“PABASA”

Songs of the Passion of Christ—In Tagalog

The Eve of Holy Week

Saturday, 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 John XXIII and visiting 8 Churches

and celebrating 2 stations at each Church. Bus

sign-up to come.

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WONDERFULLY GREAT THINGS

Children’s Choir: Grade 1--Grade 8.

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

Chalice Children’s Collection

Sun, FEB 25—Goal: $2,220.

Total to Date: $2155.95

MASS INTENTIONS

Mon, March 5, 7PM:

Thanksgiving for Violetta Labo

Tues March 6, 9AM:
    

Healing of Eyes of Loretto Dan0nog

Wed March 7, 7PM:
       

+Feliz Papa & +Manuela Pasaylo

Thurs March 8, 9AM
       

Thanksgiving by Fe Tolentino

Fri March 9, 7PM:
       

+Rabinel Padua & Christina Raagas

Sat March 10, 9AM
             +Maria Theresa Garcia

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Saturday, March 10
5:15PM: The Parishioners
Sunday, March 11
9AM: Thnksgvg by Tony & Flory Lamorena
12:15PM: Thanksgiving of William Sarbas
5:30PM: +Leonida Aglipay

VIGIL CANDLES

Saturday, March 10—Saturday, March 17

Sanctuary Tabernacle: +Florencio & +Fidela

Chapel Tabernacle:

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—$3209.45

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 8

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

Storing Up Treasure In Heaven

An Usher picked up the Sunday col ection every

Sunday at the 9AM Mass. He noticed one

parishioner always put only $2 into the basket

despite being extremely wealthy. He was definitely

a miser.

Then one Sunday things changed, the wealthy

man began to put lots more money into the basket
every Sunday: sometimes $50, $100, even a $1,000

note once. They Usher decided to find out what

was going on. He said to man,

“I don’t understand you, for years you put a measly

$2 into the col ection every Sunday. Now you are

putting huge amounts of cash into the basket—

what’s with that?”

“Wel ”, said the man, “I can’t take it with me, can I?

So I’m sending it ahead.”

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

St John XXIII—ADORATION CHAPEL

Next First Friday: April 6

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

Contact: Elaine Shaver—647-713-1198

Sign-Up Sheet in Foyer

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 (begins 6:30PM) to Sun, March 25

(ends 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

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Past Totus Tuus Summer Camps

VOCATIONS

Jesus cleaned out the temple of money-changers.

He was angry; He was zealous; He spoke with

authority. He was doing what He had to do even

though it involved risk, danger, insult and

wonder.

Such is a religious vocation in the Church. If you

think God might be cal ing you 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

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

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—aprox 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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This  Sunday’s  Readings:  Ex  20:1–17;  Ps  19:8–11;  1
Cor 1:22–25; Jn 2:13–25

Jesus  does  not  come  to  destroy  the  temple,  but  to
fulfil  it (see Matthew 5:17)—to reveal its true purpose
in God’s saving plan.

He  is  the  Lord  the  prophets  said  would  come—to
purify the temple, banish the merchants, and make it
a  house  of  prayer  for  al   peoples  (see  Zechariah
14:21; Malachi 3:1–5; Isaiah 56:7).

The God who made the heavens and the earth, who
brought  Israel  out  of  slavery,  does  not  dwel   in
sanctuaries made by human hands (see Acts 7:48; 2
Samuel 7:5).

Nor does He need offerings of oxen, sheep, or doves
(see Psalm 50:7–13).

Notice  in  today’s  First  Reading  that  God  did  not
originally  command  animal  sacrifices—only  that
Israel heed His commandments (see Jeremiah 7:21–
23; Amos 5:25).

His  law  was  a  gift  of  divine  wisdom,  as  we  sing  in
today’s  Psalm.  It  was  a  law  of  love  (see  Matthew
22:36–40),  perfectly  expressed  in  Christ’s  self-
offering on the cross (see John 15:13)

This is the “sign” Jesus offers in the Gospel today—
the  sign  that  caused  Jewish  leaders  to  stumble,  as
Paul tells us in the Epistle.

Jesus’  body—destroyed  on  the  Cross  and  raised  up
three days later—is the new and true sanctuary. From
the  temple  of  His  body,  rivers  of  living  water  flow,
the  Spirit  of  grace  that  makes  each  of  us  a  temple
(see 1 Corinthians 3:16), and together builds us into a
dwel ing place of God (see Ephesians 2:22).

In the Eucharist we participate in His offering of His
body  and  blood. This  is  the  worship  in Spirit  and  in
truth that the Father desires (see John 4:23–24).

We  are  to  offer  praise  as  our  sacrifice  (see  Psalm
50:14,23). This  means  imitating  Christ—offering  our
bodies—al   our  intentions  and  actions  in  every
circumstance,  for  the  love  of  God  and  the  love  of
others  (see  Hebrews  10:5–7;  Romans  12:1;  1  Peter
2:5).

“Destroy This Temple, And In Three Days I Will Raise It Up”

The Father

DR. SCOTT HAHN

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CATHOLIC ANSWERS

www.catholic.com

DOES NATURAL FAMILY PLANNING (NFP)

REQUIRE LOTS OF CHILDREN?

Question
Does natural family planning require couples to have
as many children as they can afford/handle?
Answer
Not at al . Couples are free to have as many or as few
children as they choose based on their circumstances
and  their  relationship.Obviously,  it  would  be  a  very
good thing if couples were as generous as possible in
having  children.  Yet  this  generosity  has  to  be
measured  according  to  their  capabilities  and
relationship.  There  are  many  people  who  feel  that
having  a  very  large  family  without  an  extended
family nearby is too difficult a task, and so they tend
to have fewer children.

The  point  is  clear:  we  are  never  al owed  to  use
immoral  means  either  to  avoid  conception  or  to
foster it; rather, we should strive to give our children
the  best  possible  upbringing,  material y,  spiritual y,
and  educational y. There  is  no  way  that  the  use  of
NFP,  even  if  the  couple  is  not  being  as  generous  as
they  could  be,  amounts  to  a  grave  sin,  because  the
marriage acts undertaken while using it are perfectly
moral.

HOW DO YOU EXPLAIN A DEATHBED WEDDING?

Question
How  do  you  explain  to  someone  why  a  man  and
woman  would  get  married  when  one  of  them  is
expected to die the same day from cancer?
Answer
The reason is that if the couple have been previously
married invalidly, then they can receive the grace of
the sacrament before the death of one of them, and
that  is  no  smal   benefit  to  their  souls.  Even  if  they
were  not  previously  married  at  al ,  the  bestowal  of
the grace of the sacrament is a more than sufficient
reason.  Of  course,  this  is  not  an  obligation.
Sometimes  also  there  can  be  economic  reasons  of
inheritance  and  so  on  that  might  indicate  that  they
should be legal y married to protect the interests of
the surviving partner.

YOUTH MINISTRY

Next Kids of the Cross Night: Lent Bible Study Series    

Friday, March 9, 2018 from 6:00 - 8:00pm in the Parish

hall.

Next God Squad Night: Lent Bible Study Series  

Friday, March 16, 2018 from 6:00 - 8:00pm in the Parish

hall.

Totus Tuus

4 Young Missionaries from the Archdiocese wil  come to

our parish in July for one week.

The Day Camp is for the elementary level & the Evening

Camp is for the high school level.

Sign-Up Sheet in Church Foyer.

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. including tax

An Ambry is also a container in which the three glass

containers are stored. On order is a wooden Oak

Ambry which wil  be placed on the wal  behind the

Baptismal Font & Easter Candle.

Cost is $3,103.95

Donors wil  be recognized by having their names

inscribed on a plaque attached to the top or bottom

of the wooden ambry.

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Parish Sunday Bulletin

                         3rd Sunday of Lent                        March 4 , 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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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
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Benediction  at

5:40PM.  Come

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hour  and  keep

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Lord.  Pray  for

o t h e r s ,  t h e

C h u r c h ,  y o u r

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Parish Sunday Bulletin

                         3rd Sunday of Lent                        March 4 , 2018 

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

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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

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

                         3rd Sunday of Lent                        March 4 , 2018 

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

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