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                   PENTECOST SUNDAY                  May 20 , 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

maximizing the impact of your

donation

Administered by St. Elizabeth

HealthCare, the Shared Services

Initiative is supporting other

ShareLife-funded agencies in

the areas of human resources,

fInancial services and

information technology.

Participating agencies report

they are able to improve the

quality, competency and

accuracy of their work. Through

this initiative, ShareLife-funded

agencies are ensuring the

maximum amount received is

directed to the front-line service

they provide.

Next Sunday, May 27, is

ShareLife Sunday. Please give

generously.

MEMORIAL MASS FOR

+Rev. Msgr. Terence F. D'Souza+

NEXT SUNDAY, MAY 27 @ 12:15PM

Former Pastor of St John XXIII Parish: 1982—1987

Msgr D’Souza died on Sat, April 28, 2018.

Monsignor D’Souza was 85 years old and in his 58th

year of the priesthood.  He was ordained to the

priesthood on January 17, 1960.

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                   PENTECOST SUNDAY                  May 20 , 2018 

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CATECHISM OF THE CATHOLIC CHURCH 

Part One—The Profession of Faith

“I BELIEVE IN THE HOLY CATHOLIC CHURCH”

The Church in the Plan of God

THE CHURCH IS ONE, HOLY, CATHOLIC, AND APOSTOLIC

166. Why is the Church called “Catholic”?

The Church is catholic, that is universal, insofar as Christ is
present  in  her:  “Where  there  is  Christ  Jesus,  there  is  the
Catholic  Church”  (Saint  Ignatius  of  Antioch).  The  Church
proclaims  the  ful ness  and  the  totality  of  the  faith;  she
bears  and  administers  the  ful ness  of  the  means  of
salvation;  she  is  sent  out  by  Christ  on  a  mission  to  the
whole of the human race.

167. Is the particular Church catholic?

Every  particular  Church  (a  diocese  or  eparchy)  is  catholic.  It  is
formed  by  a  community  of  Christians  who  are  in
communion of faith and of the sacraments both with their
Bishop,  who  is  ordained  in  apostolic  succession,  and  with
the Church of Rome which “presides in charity” (Saint Ignatius of
Antioch).

168. Who belongs to the Catholic Church?

Al  human beings in various ways belong to or are ordered
to  the  Catholic  unity  of  the  people  of  God.  Fully
incorporated  into  the  Catholic  Church  are  those  who,
possessing the Spirit of Christ, are joined to the Church by
the  bonds  of  the  profession  of  faith,  the  sacraments,
ecclesiastical  government  and  communion.  The  baptized
who  do  not  enjoy  ful   Catholic  unity  are  in  a  certain,
although imperfect, communion with the Catholic Church.

169. What is the relationship of the Catholic Church with

the Jewish people?

The  Catholic  Church  recognizes  a  particular  link  with  the
Jewish  people  in  the  fact  that God  chose  them  before  al 
others  to  receive  his  Word.  To  the  Jewish  people  belong
“the  sonship,  the  glory,  the  covenants,  the  giving  of  the
law, the worship, the promises, and the patriarchs; and of
their race, according to the flesh, is the Christ” (Rm9:4, 5). The
Jewish faith, unlike other non-Christian religions, is already
a response to the revelation of God in the Old Covenant.

170. What is the bond that exists between the Catholic

Church and non-Christian religions?

There is a bond between al  peoples which comes especial y
from the common origin and end of the entire human race.
The  Catholic  Church  recognizes  that  whatever  is  good  or
true in other religions comes from God and is a reflection of
his truth. As such it can prepare for the acceptance of the
Gospel and act as a stimulus toward the unity of humanity
in the Church of Christ.

171. What is the meaning of the affirmation “Outside the

Church there is no salvation”?

This means that al  salvation comes from Christ, the Head,
through  the Church  which  is  his  body.  Hence  they  cannot
be  saved  who,  knowing  the  Church  as  founded  by  Christ
and  necessary  for  salvation,  would  refuse  to  enter  her  or
remain in her. At the same time, thanks to Christ and to his
Church,  those  who  through  no  fault  of  their  own  do  not
know the Gospel of Christ and his Church but sincerely seek
God and, moved by grace, try to do his wil  as it is known

through  the  dictates  of  conscience  can  attain  eternal
salvation.

172. Why must the Church proclaim the Gospel to the

whole world?

The  Church  must  do  so  because  Christ  has  given  the
command: “Go therefore and make disciples of al  nations,
baptizing  them  in  the  name  of  the  Father  and  of  the Son
and of the Holy Spirit” (Mt28:19). This missionary mandate of
the  Lord has its origin in  the eternal love of God who has
sent  his  Son  and  the  Holy  Spirit  because  “he

 desires  al 

men  to  be  saved  and  to  come  to  the  knowledge  of  the
truth” (1Tim2:4).

173. In what sense is the Church missionary?

The  Church,  guided  by  the  Holy  Spirit,  continues  the
mission of Christ himself in the course of history. Christians
must,  therefore,  proclaim  to  everyone  the  Good  News
borne by Christ; and, fol owing his path, they must be ready
for self-sacrifice, even unto martyrdom.

 

 

 

 

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                   PENTECOST SUNDAY                  May 20 , 2018 

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CHALICE CHILDREN’S COLLECTION

Total for 2017/18 achieved! $2157.95

2018, May payment $2220

MASS INTENTIONS

Mon, May 21, 10AM:

+Francisco Figueroa

Tues May 22, 9AM:
    

+Ian deGuzman

Wed May 23, 7PM:
       

+Joe Attar

Thurs May 24, 9AM
       

+Teresa & Domingo S. Ayala

Fri May 25, 7PM
       

Blck Nazarene Devotees—Thnksgv

Sat May 26, 9AM 
             +Paulina Williams

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Saturday, May 26
5:15PM: +Joe Attar
Sunday, May 27
9AM: +Felisa Tolentino
12:15PM:The Parishioners / +Msgr T d’Souza
5:30PM: Thanksgiving by CWL

VOCATIONS

Before the Ascension, Jesus tells His Apostles not to

leave Jerusalem - to wait - to pray for the Holy Spirit to

show them God’s will for their future.

Where is the Holy Spirit leading you? If you feel that you

are being led 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

Sat, May 26—Friday, June 1

Sanctuary Tabernacle:

Chapel Tabernacle:

COFFEE SUNDAY: Last Sun of the Month

9AM Mass & 12:15PM Mass: Thank you

Volunteers for your generosity.

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—$2602.05

To break even weekly—$3,000 needed.

SENIOR’S GROUP

Meets after 9AM Mass

On the 2nd & 4th Thurs of Month

NEW HYMN BOOKS

Cost: $21

Total Cost: $6,000. To date—$3436 for 161 books—

THANKS.

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

DEVOTIONS FOR EASTER

Holy Hour with Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament

Sundays Of Easter: 4—5Pm

LAST SUNDAY FOR HOLY HOUR

YOU CAN DONATE

Ambries

Cost was $3744. To date—Donations:

$1597 from 11

persons.

CHILDREN’S CHOIR: GRD 1--GRD 6.

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

YOUTH CHOIR: Grd 7 & Up

Sing 3rd Sunday @ 5:30PM

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                   PENTECOST SUNDAY                  May 20 , 2018 

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SMILE

On To Priests!

A priests asks the convicted murderer at the

electric chair, "Do you have any last requests?"

"Yes," replies the murderer. "Can you please hold

my hand?”

_______

For the umpteenth time Mrs Youngston came to

her parish priest to tel  him, "Father, I'm so

scared! Joe says he's going to kil  me if I continue

to come to your church."

"Yes, yes, my child," replied Father Francis

McCrady, more than a little tired of hearing this

over and over. "I wil  continue to pray for you,

Mrs. Youngston. Have faith - the Lord wil  watch

over you."

"Oh yes, Father, he has kept me safe thus far,

only....."

"Only what, my child?"

"Well, Father, now he says if I keep coming to

your church, he's going to kil  YOU!"

"Wel , now," said the priest, "Perhaps it's time to
check out Father Lawrence Greider's parish over

on the other side of town."

_______

There was a very strict order of monks who lived

by a rule that permitted speaking only once on

one day a year, one monk per year. When the day

came around, the monk whose turn it was stood

up and said, "I don't like the mashed potatoes

here, they're too lumpy." And he sat down.


A year later, another monk stood up and said, "I

rather like the mashed potatoes here, they're

very tasty."


Another year went by and it was a third monk's

turn. He stood up and said, "I'm leaving the

monastery. I can't stand this constant bickering."

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; fill

out your profile and password.

Watch: Francis, the Pope of Renewal

This film describes the surprising ascension to the top of

world's popularity of the almost unknown Argentinian

cardinal. It also reflects the renewal of the Catholic

Church's image that he has generated. A brief street pol 

with people of various nationalities and beliefs suggests

the extension of this phenomenon. What can be the

causes of such spectacular change in the public opinion?

PRAY FOR THE MAY MISSION

INTENTION


Mary, Guide of Missionaries

That Mary, Queen of the World and Star of

Evangelization, may accompany all

missionaries in proclaiming her Son Jesus.

FIRST FRIDAY OF THE MONTH

OVERNIGHT VIGIL—ADORATION

CHAPEL

Next First Friday: JUNE 1

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

Contact: Elaine Shaver—647-713-1198

CALL FOR CONSCIENCE 2018 – AN

INVITATION FROM CARDINAL COLLINS

Cardinal Thomas Collins, Archbishop of Toronto,

recently issued a call to action in advance of the June

7 provincial election to promote palliative care,

conscience rights and the protection of faith-based

facilities.

His Eminence has asked Catholics to visit

canadiansforconscience.ca/ontario to send a letter

directly to al  candidates in their riding for the June 7

election. A pre-written letter is provided which people

can amend as they choose. If you did not receive

Cardinal Col ins’ emailed letter and you would like to

receive them in the future, please visit bit.ly/

archtosignup Thank you for advocating on these

important issues!

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                   PENTECOST SUNDAY                  May 20 , 2018 

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SAINT OF THE WEEK

Optional  Memorial:  St  Rita  Caschia,  Religious—Tuesday,
May 22
: Like Elizabeth Ann Seton, Rita of Cascia was a wife,
mother, widow, and member of a religious community. Her
holiness was reflected in each phase of her life.

Born  at  Roccaporena  in  central  Italy,  Rita  wanted  to
become  a  nun  but  was  pressured  at  a  young  age  into
marrying  a  harsh

a n d  c r u e l  m a n .

During  her  18-

year  marriage,  she

bore  and  raised

two  sons. After  her

husband  was

kil ed in a brawl and

her  sons  had

died,  Rita  tried  to

j o i n

t h e

Augustinian nuns in

C a s c i a .

Unsuccessful  at  first

because she was a widow, Rita eventually succeeded.

Over  the  years,  her  austerity,  prayerfulness,  and  charity
became  legendary.  When  she  developed  wounds  on  her
forehead, people quickly associated them with the wounds
from Christ’s crown of thorns. She meditated frequently on
Christ’s  passion.  Her  care  for  the  sick  nuns  was  especial y
loving.  She  also  counsel ed  lay  people  who  came  to  her
monastery.

Beatified  in  1626,  Rita  was  not  canonized  until  1900. She
has acquired the reputation, together with Saint Jude, as a
saint of impossible cases. Many people visit her tomb each
year.

Reflection: Although we can easily imagine an ideal world
in  which  to  live  out  our  baptismal  vocation,  such  a  world
does not exist. An “If only ….” approach to holiness never
quite gets underway, never produces the fruit that God has
a right to expect.

Rita became holy because she made choices that reflected
her  baptism  and  her  growth  as  a  disciple  of  Jesus.  Her
overarching,  lifelong  choice  was  to  cooperate  generously
with God’s grace, but many smal  choices were needed to
make  that  happen.  Few  of  those  choices  were  made  in
ideal  circumstances—not  even  when  Rita  became  an
Augustinian nun.

WORLD DAY OF PRAYER FOR CHINA

Thursday, May 24

Virgin  Most  Holy,  Mother  of  the  Incarnate Word  and  our
Mother, venerated in the Shrine of Sheshan under the title
"Help of Christians”, the entire Church in China looks to you
with devout affection.

We  come  before  you  today  to  implore  your  protection.
Look  upon  the  People  of God  and,  with  a  mother’s  care,
guide them along the paths of truth and love, so that they
may always be a leaven of harmonious coexistence among
all citizens. When you obediently said "yes" in the house of
Nazareth,  you  al owed God’s  eternal  Son  to  take  flesh  in

your virginal womb and thus to begin in history the work of
our redemption.

You  wil ingly  and  generously  cooperated  in  that  work,
al owing  the  sword  of  pain  to  pierce  your  soul,  until  the
supreme  hour  of  the  Cross,  when  you  kept  watch  on
Calvary, standing beside your Son, who died that we might
live.

From that moment, you became, in a new way, the Mother
of al  those who receive your Son Jesus in faith and choose
to fol ow in his footsteps by taking up his Cross. Mother of
hope, in the darkness of Holy Saturday you journeyed with
unfailing trust towards the dawn of Easter. Grant that your
children  may  discern  at  al   times,  even  those  that  are
darkest, the signs of God’s loving presence.

Our Lady of Sheshan, sustain al  those in China, who, amid
their daily trials, continue to believe, to hope, to love. May
they never be afraid to speak of Jesus to the world, and of
the world to Jesus. In the statue overlooking the Shrine you
lift your Son on high, offering him to the world with open
arms  in  a  gesture  of  love.  Help  Catholics  always  to  be
credible witnesses to this love, ever clinging to the rock of
Peter on which the Church is built.

Mother of China and al  Asia, pray for us, now and for ever.
Amen! (Prayer of Pope Benedict XVI)

TOTUS TUUS

Dear Parents: We Have Four (4) Young Missionaries

Coming To Our Parish This Summer For One Week:

Sun July 8-Sat July 14.

(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  fall  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.

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. Sign-Up Sheet in Foyer

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                   PENTECOST SUNDAY                  May 20 , 2018 

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This Sunday’s Readings: Acts 2:1-11; Ps 104:1,24, 29-30,

31, 34; 1 Cor 12:3b-7, 12-13; Jn 20:19-23

Those paying close attention to today's readings wil 
have  noticed  an  inconsistency:  when  was  the  Spirit
given  to  the  disciples?  According  to  John,  it  was
given  to  them  the  evening  of  the  Resurrection.  But
we read in the Acts of the Apostles that it came upon
them  fifty  days  later,  after  the  Ascension,  on  the
Jewish pilgrimage feast of Pentecost.

Trying to pin down what must have been a powerful
religious experience for the first Christians is a tricky
thing—and perhaps that is the way it should be—for
the  Spirit  itself  cannot  be  contained,  pinned  down,
quantified. But what both versions have in common
is  the  place  where  the  Spirit  was  given:  He  came
upon  them  in  the  upper  room,  the  place  where  the
fearful disciples took refuge after the crucifixion….
In  the  midst  of  this  fear  and  tentativeness  they
experience  the  Spirit—this  "ruah"  the  wind/spirit/
breath  spoken  of  so  often  in  the  Scriptures  as  the
very presence of God. This wind cannot be stopped,
contained  or  control ed—it  even  invades  upper
rooms  that  are  sealed  against  it—it  changes  al 
present. These first disciples are transformed from a
group of self-absorbed cowards to joyful people able
to  communicate  in  ways  they  never  thought
possible. They  speak  and  preach  in  foreign  tongues
to the many international Jewish pilgrims present in
Jerusalem.  No  longer  tentative,  self-conscious  and

self-doubting, they freely reach out…with the saving
message of God's love for humanity in Jesus Christ.
It  seems  to  me  that  what  we  have  read  today  is
crucial for understanding Pope Francis' focus on joy
as  the  Spirit's  gift  to  believers  and  a  necessary
requirement for being credible evangelizers. He has
pointed  out  that  we  sometimes  place  too  much
emphasis  on  Church  structures  and  ways  of
proceeding  that  often  make  us  tentative  and  self-
conscious, isolating us from discerning the real needs
of  our  suffering  world…. The Spirit  empowers  us  to
leave the security of the upper room and equips us to
reach out with joy to humanity in al  it's diversity and
complexity….

Like Jesus's first disciples we cannot leave the upper
room  without  help.  We  need  the  Spirit  in  order  to
shed our fear and go out to the streets and witness
to  what  God  raising  Christ  from  the  dead  real y
means  for  our  world:  justice,  mercy,  compassion
toward the poor, community with one another, self-
sacrifice  and  forgiveness. This  is  why  Pentecost  has
been  cal ed  the  "birthday"  of  the  Church.  And  the
most important lesson at this birthday celebration is
to  remind  ourselves  that  this  amazing  power  to
communicate  the  Good  News  and  to  move  hearts
and minds is not due to our efforts or our cleverness.
It comes from God's Spirit that enables us to witness
to the One who suffered, died and rose again for us
to transform our fears—and our world.

“Lord, Send Forth Your Spirit, And Renew The Face

Of The Earth.”

P s l a m
Response

Scott Hahn

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CATHOLIC ANSWERS

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OK TO PULL THE PLUG IF NO BRAIN ACTIVITY?

Question
Can  artificial  means  of  maintaining  life  be  terminated  if
there is no sign of brain activity?
Answer
If there is absolutely no brain activity, then life supports can
be  removed,  but  often  what  is  cal ed  "brain  dead"  in
popular language is actual y not. One must be insistent and
know  whether  al   activity  whatsoever  has  ceased  or  just
some  principal  functions  of  the  brain.  This  is  important,
since sometimes there is pressure to remove supports for
extraneous  reasons,  such  as  the  harvesting  of  organs  for
donation.

IS SOMEONE WHO IS BIPOLAR FREE TO

MARRY?

Question
Is  someone  being  treated  with  psychiatric  medication  for
bipolar disorder free to marry?
Answer
The  principle  at  work  here  is  that  of  freedom.  Does  the
mental y  afflicted  person  have  the  freedom  necessary  to
make  a  commitment  to  marriage? Very  often  the  use  of
medications  allows  a  person  to  function  freely  and
responsibly,  so  in  this  case  the  person  could  be  free  to
marry.  It  would  be  important,  however,  in  the  case  of
someone real y diagnosed with bipolar disorder to have a
reasonable  expectation  of  stability  in  maintaining  the
treatment  on  the  part  of  the  patient  and  also  full
knowledge and acceptance on the part of the partner.
This means that a marriage entered into when both were
sane  cannot  be  undone  or  annul ed  later  if  one  of  the
parties fal s il  again. We say "in sickness and in health." So
the  time  for  discernment  and  responsible  free  choice  is
before  the  vows  are  taken.  The  pre-existing  condition
should not be a way out of the commitment if it was clearly
known  and  accepted  before  the  marriage.  I  personal y
know  of  successful  marriages  on  the  part  of  bipolar
persons. Love conquers al !

IS A MAN WITH ILLEGITIMATE CHILDREN FREE

TO MARRY ANOTHER WOMAN?

Question
Is  a  man  with  2  children  born  out  of  wedlock  six  weeks
apart with 2 different mothers free to marry a 3rd woman?
Answer
Having children out of wedlock does not prevent marriage.
However, the man needs to examine his intention to be in a
bond  of  marriage  as  a  lifetime  commitment.  Children  by
several  partners  may  indicate  a  lack  of  responsibility,  so
this needs to be addressed. Also, his potential wife should
recognize  that  unless  he  is  caring  for  the  children  he
already  has  by  other  women,  then  he  wil   likely  not  be  a
suitable partner for her. She has to be aware of everything

and  accept  his  existing  children  as  part  of  their  life
together. And  he  needs  to  take  care  of  them. This  means
that  his  previous  relationships  wil   always  be  present  in
some  way  in  his  marriage  to  the  third  woman.  This  is  a
great chal enge for both of them, and they should be clear-
headed about it before they marry.

YOUTH MINISTRY

Next God Squad Night: Lesson  

Fri, May 25, 6:00 - 8:00pm in the Parish hal .

Next Kids of the Cross Night: Game Night Social  

Fri, June 1 6PM-8PM in the Parish hal . Join us for a night

of fel owship together with dinner, board games and

snacks. Friends and siblings are welcome to join.

YOUNG ADULT MISSION TRIP TO

YELLOWKNIFE AND FORT PROVIDENCE

July 16—23, 2018, Cost: $1,300:

Includes transportation, meals and accommodation.

Information night: Monday, April 23rd, 2018, @ 7PM

Office of Catholic Youth, 54 Hoskin Ave, Toronto M4T

1W2

Registration Ends & Deposit is due (50% of the cost):

Friday, May 25, 2018

Young Adults (19-39) are invited to join us. Travel to

Yel owknife and Fort Providence to serve the

community. Learn about our missions in Canada and

Indigenous culture.

To enter ful y into the missionary experience, simple

accommodations wil  be arranged, which may include a

few nights of roughing it.

www.ocytoronto.org/mission

CRADLE OF HOPE CONFERENCE

SATURDAY, JUNE 23—8:30AM

Canada Christian College—50 Gervais Dr., Toronto

Presented by the Catholic Charismatic Renewal (CCRC) of
the Archdiocese of Toronto. Mass, adoration, confession,
praise & worship and healing procession. Guest speakers
include Dr. Mary Healy, Dr. Mark Nimo, Lalith Perera, Fr.
Matthias  Amuzu,  Fr.  Ben  St.  Croix  and  Bishop  Robert
Kasun  of  the  Archdiocese  of  Toronto;  T:  647-669-7524,
647-447-1513 or 647-887-5517; WEB: www.ccrctor.com

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For free aptitude test call 

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New Patients are welcome 

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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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FERTILITYCARE TORONTO

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Are you planning to space your children and feel unsure

of the family planning system you’re using?

FertilityCare Toronto can help.

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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

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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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