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Parish Sunday Bulletin

                   6th Sunday of Easter                   May 6 , 2018 

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

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Sunday Mass

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

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

Tues, Thurs, Sat 9AM)

Baptism

Baptisms  are  celebrated  on  the  second

Saturday  of  the  month  at  11AM  and  third

Sunday  of  the  month  at  1:30PM.  Preparation

session is required.

Reconciliation (confession)

Before  al   Sun  Masses/Sat Vigil  Mass  and  the

Wed  Mass  or  by  appointment. Confessional  is

in Adoration Chapel.

Anointing of the Sick

At  any  time  by  appointment.  In  case  of

emergency,  please  ask  hospital  for  Catholic

priest. Or see Fr Simon.

Marriage

See Fr Simon before setting a date.

RCIA

If  you  know  someone  who  wishes  to  become

Catholic speak to priest.

Catholic Cemeteries

Head Office:  416-733-8544

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

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

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

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

Living the Gospel by caring for the elderly

Ever since Erika had a stroke, her diminished mobility kept her

from enjoying many activities. When LA Centre for Active Living

planned a trip to the Garlic Festival, Erika worried her

disabilities would get in the way. To Erika’s delight, the

ShareLife-funded agency ensured the trip was ful y accessible

for her. Having the most fun she's had in years, she felt like her

disabilities disappeared. Last year, ShareLife-supported

agencies provided care to over 6,300 seniors.

May 27 is ShareLife Sunday. Please be generous.

MEMORIAL MASS FOR

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

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.  

Msgr D'Souza was born in 1932 in Jacobabad, Sindh,

British India (now Pakistan). After school in Karachi,

he chose to become a priest, received religious

training at the Christ the King Seminary (Pakistan) and

was ordained a priest of the Roman Catholic

Archdiocese of Karachi in 1960. From 1960-68 he was

Secretary to the Archbishop of Karachi, and from

1968-70 Secretary to the Papal Nuncio. From 1970-75

he served as Editor of the Christian Voice, and in 1973

was appointed Vicar General of Karachi. He was also

parish priest of the Landhi parish.

In 1975 he accepted an offer by Bishop Fulton to come

to Toronto, Canada, because of the significant number

of Pakistanis that had emigrated to this region.

Msgr D’Souza was Associate Pastor at Our Lady of the

Airways Parish, Mississauga.  He was Pastor of St.

John XXIII Parish, Don Mil s and Founding Pastor of St.

Francis Xavier Parish, Mississauga.  He retired in 2008

and was living in a private residence in Mississauga.

Msgr’s. funeral was held on Saturday, May 5 in

Mississauga at St Francis Xavier Parish.

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Parish Sunday Bulletin

                   6th Sunday of Easter                   May 6 , 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: PEOPLE OF GOD, 


BODY OF CHRIST, TEMPLE OF THE SPIRIT

153. Why is the Church the ‘people of God’?

The Church is the ‘people of God’ because it pleased
God to sanctify and save men not in isolation but by
making them into one people gathered together by
the  unity  of  the  Father  and  the  Son  and  the  Holy
Spirit.

154. What are the characteristics of the people of

God?

One becomes a member of this people through faith
in Christ and Baptism. This people has for its origin
God  the  Father;  for  its  head  Jesus  Christ;  for  its
hal mark the dignity and freedom of the sons of God;
for  its  law  the  new  commandment  of  love;  for  its
mission  to  be  the  salt  of  the  earth  and  the  light  of
the  world;  and  for  its  destiny  the  Kingdom  of God,
already begun on earth.

155. In what way does the people of God share in

the three functions of Christ as Priest, Prophet

and King?

The  people  of  God  participate  in  Christ's  priestly
office insofar as the baptized are consecrated by the
Holy Spirit to offer spiritual sacrifices. They share in
Christ’s  prophetic  office  when  with  a  supernatural
sense  of  faith  they  adhere  unfailingly  to  that  faith
and  deepen  their  understanding  and  witness  to  it.
The people of God share in his kingly office by means
of service, imitating Jesus Christ who as King of the
universe  made  himself  the  servant  of  al ,  especial y
the poor and the suffering.

156. In what way is the Church the body of Christ?

The risen Christ unites his faithful people to himself
in  an  intimate  way  by  means  of  the  Holy  Spirit.  In
this way, those who believe in Christ, in as much as
they are close to him especial y in the Eucharist, are
united among themselves in charity. They form one
body, the Church, whose unity is experienced in the
diversity of its members and its functions.

157. Who is the Head of this body?

Christ “is the Head of the body, the Church” (Col1:18).
The Church lives from him, in him and for him. Christ
and  the  Church  make  up  the  “whole  Christ”  (St

Augustine);  “Head  and  members  form,  as  it  were,  one
and the same mystical person” (St Thomas Aquinas).

158. Why is the Church called the “Bride of

Christ”?

She is cal ed the “Bride of Christ” because the Lord
himself cal ed himself her “Spouse” (Mk2:19). The Lord
has loved the Church and has joined her to himself in
an everlasting covenant. He has given himself up for
her in order to purify her with his blood and “sanctify
her” (Ep5:26), making her the fruitful mother of al  the
children  of  God.  While  the  term  “body”  expresses
the unity of the “head” with the members, the term
“bride” emphasizes the distinction of the two in their
personal relationship.

159. Why is the Church called the temple of the

Holy Spirit?

She is so cal ed because the Holy Spirit resides in the
body  which  is  the  Church,  in  her  Head  and  in  her
members. He also builds up the Church in charity by
the Word  of  God,  the  sacraments,  the  virtues,  and
charisms.

“What  the  soul  is  to  the  human  body,
the  Holy  Spirit  is  to  the  members  of
Christ, that is, the body of Christ, which
is the Church.”
(Saint Augustine)

 

 

 

 

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Parish Sunday Bulletin

                   6th Sunday of Easter                   May 6 , 2018 

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CHILDREN’S CHOIR: GRD 1--GRD 8.

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

CHALICE CHILDREN’S COLLECTION

Total for 2017/18 achieved! $2157.95

MASS INTENTIONS

Mon, May 7, 7PM:

+Eduviges & Bernardino Abued

Tues May 8, 9AM:
    

+Piedad, Jose, Mary Fernandes;
 +Vinod Joshi 

Wed May 9, 7PM:
       

+Louis D’Souza

Thurs May 10, 9AM
       

+Betty Simmonds

Fri May 11, 7PM
       

+Anthony Ramsawaksingh

Sat May 12, 9AM 
             +Bernardita Jamili

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Saturday, May 12
5:15PM: Thanksgiving: Michael LaPorte
Sunday, May 13
9AM: +Petra Damasco Perlas
12:15PM: Thanksgiving for Mercedes Alon
5:30PM: The Parishioners

VOCATIONS

The greatest love story that ever happened: God’s

continuing love for His people.

Al  God asks is “Love one another as I have loved you”.
The world real y needs to see people who are trying to

love others with al  their hearts. Priests, religious and

deacons can be excellent examples of this love. If you
are wil ing to answer God’s cal , cal  Fr. Chris Lemieux,

Vocation Director, Archdiocese of Toronto

416-968-0997

vocations@archtoronto.org

www.vocationstoronto.ca

VIGIL CANDLES

Sat, May 12—Friday, May 18

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—$3135.50

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

To date—$3,352 for 157 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

YOU CAN DONATE

Ambries

Cost was $3744. To date—Donations:

$1097 from 10 persons

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Parish Sunday Bulletin

                   6th Sunday of Easter                   May 6 , 2018 

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

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SMILE

Prayer

Dear Lord,

So far I've done al  right. I haven't gossiped, haven't lost my

temper, haven't been greedy, grumpy, nasty, selfish, or

overindulgent. I'm real y glad about that.

But in a few minutes, God, I'm going to get out of bed.

And from then on, I'm going to need a lot more help.

___

Now I lay me down to sleep.

I pray the Lord my shape to keep. Please no wrinkles

Please no bags. And please lift my backside before it sags.

Please no age spots. Please no grey. And as for my bel y,

please take it away. Please keep me healthy. Please keep

me young, and thank you Dear Lord

For al  that you've done.

___

Johnny had been misbehaving and was sent to his room.

After a while he emerged and informed his mother that he

had thought it over and then said a prayer.

"Fine", said the pleased mother. "If you ask God to help you

not misbehave, He will help you."

"Oh, I didn't ask Him to help me not misbehave," said

Johnny. "I asked Him to help you put up with me."

___

Johnny’s mother looked out the window and noticed him

“playing church” with their cat. The cat was sitting quietly

and he was preaching to it. She smiled and went about her

work. A while later she heard loud meowing and hissing and

ran back To the open window to see Johnny baptizing the

cat in a tub of water. She cal ed out, “Johnny, stop that! The

cat’s afraid of water!” Johnny looked up at her and said, “He

should have thought about that before he joined my

church.”

PRAY FOR THE MAY MISSION INTENTION


Mary, Guide of Missionaries

That Mary, Queen of the World and Star of

Evangelization, may accompany al  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

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.

Price: $10. Sign-up sheet in foyer

1. Mass for Life @ 6AM;

2. depart from StJXXIII at

6:30AM;

3. depart Ottawa immediately

after the March— 3PM;

4. washroom/coffee break at

service centre going to Ottawa;

5. dinner break on the way back

at service centre.

PRAYER VIGIL FOR SEMINARIANS

BEING ORDAINED

Friday May 11—6pm-Midnight      

St. Augustine's Seminary, 2661 Kingston Rd, M1M 1M3

Parishioners are welcome to visit the Seminary on this

date between 6PM & Midnight to pray for those to be

Ordained to the Priesthood the fol owing day.

BUNDLE SUNDAY

TODAY

Saturday/Sunday—May 4/5/6

St Vincent  d’Paul  will  be  collecting

gently  used  clothing,  shoes,  linens

and household goods to support our

neighbours  in  need  and  our

residential  programs.  Please  bring

your  donations  and  help  others  in

your community.

The truck wil  be open al  day

Saturday and Sunday.

What an opportunity! Clean out

your closets and drawers.

PLEASE

No construction materials, no books,

no furniture, no dishes, no video/

audio cassettes.

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                   6th Sunday of Easter                   May 6 , 2018 

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SAINT OF THE WEEK

Optional  Memorial:  Saints  Nereus  and  Achilleus
Saturday,  May  12,  Martyrs
:  Devotion  to  these  two
saints  goes  back  to  the  fourth  century,  though
almost  nothing  is  known  of  their  lives.  They  were
praetorian  soldiers  of  the  Roman  army,  became
Christians,  and  were  removed  to  the  island  of
Terracina,  where  they  were  martyred.  Their  bodies
were  buried  in  a  family  vault,  later  known  as  the
cemetery  of  Domitil a.  Excavations  by  De  Rossi  in
1896 resulted in the discovery of their empty tomb in
the underground church built by Pope Siricius in 390.
Two hundred years after their deaths, Pope Gregory
the Great delivered his 28th homily on the occasion
of  their  feast.  “These  saints,  before  whom  we  are
assembled, despised the world and trampled it under
their  feet  when  peace,  riches  and  health  gave  it
charms.”

Reflection: As in the case of many early martyrs, the
Church clings to its memories though the events are
clouded  in  the  mists  of  history.  It  is  a  heartening
thing for al  Christians to know that they have a noble
heritage.  Our  brothers  and  sisters  in  Christ  have
stood  in  the  same  world  in  which  we  live—
militaristic,  materialistic,  cruel  and  cynical—yet
transfigured  from  within  by  the  presence  of  the
Living  One.  Our  own  courage  is  enlivened  by  the
heroes  and  heroines  who  have  gone  before  us
marked by the sign of faith and the wounds of Christ.

Optional  Memorial:  St  Pancras—Saturday,  May  12,
Martyrs—
St.  Pancras  Railway Station  in  London  got
its name from an early Christian martyr about whom
we  have  very  little  information.  He  is  said  to  have
been  martyred  at  14  during  the  persecution  of
Diocletian. He was buried in a cemetery which later
was named after him. Pope Gregory the Great built a
monastery for Benedictines and, when Augustine of
Canterbury  came  to  England,  he  named  the  first
church he erected after Pancras. Hence the name of
the railway station.

Pancras (Pancratius) appears in fictionalized form in
Cardinal  Wiseman’s  novel  Fabiola.  German  farmers
had  a  saying  that  three  saints  whose  names  are
similar—Pancras,  Servatz  and  Bonifatz—were  the

“ice  men”  because  it  was  often  unseasonably  chil y
on their feast days, May 12, 13, 14.

Reflection: Again we have a saint about whom almost
nothing  is  known,  but  whose  life  and  death  are
cherished  in  the Church’s  memory.  Details  fal   away
or are mixed with legend. But a single, powerful fact
remains:  He  died  for  Christ  and  his  heroism  sent  a
wave of inspiration through the Church of his day. It
is good for us to share that feeling.

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  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,
r e c e s s ,  a n d  p r a y e r.  T h e  g r a d e  s c h o o l
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

PENTECOST NOVENA

TO THE HOLY SPIRIT

In preparation for the celebration of the gift of the Holy
Spirit on Pentecost Sunday, the birthday of the Church,

and the gift of Baptism.

Begins Friday May 11, 10 mins before the Mass and 10

mins before al  weekday Masses; Sunday prayer wil  be at

4:20PM during the holy hour. Novena ends Saturday, May

19 at the morning Mass at 8:50AM.

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                   6th Sunday of Easter                   May 6 , 2018 

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This Sunday’s  Readings:  Acts  10:25–26,  34–35,  44–
48; Ps 98:1–4; 1 Jn 4:7–10; Jn 15:9–17

God is love, and He revealed that love in sending His
only Son to be a sacrificial offering for our sins.

In these words from today’s Epistle, we should hear
an echo of the story of Abraham’s offering of Isaac at
the  dawn  of  salvation  history.  Because  Abraham
obeyed  God’s  command  and  did  not  withhold  his
only  beloved  son,  God  promised  that  Abraham’s
descendants,  the  children  of  Israel,  would  be  the
source of blessing for al  nations (Gen 22:16–18).

We see that promise coming to fulfil ment in today’s
First  Reading.  God  pours  out  His  Spirit  upon  the
Gentiles,  the  non-Israelites,  as  they  listen  to  the
word  of  Peter’s  preaching.  Notice  they  receive  the
same  gifts  received  by  the  devout  Jews  who  heard
Peter’s  preaching  at  Pentecost—the Spirit  comes  to
rest upon them and they speak in tongues, glorifying
God (see Acts 2:5–11).

In  his  love  today,  God  reveals  that  His  salvation
embraces  the  house  of  Israel  and  peoples  of  al 

nations.  Not  by  circumcision  or  blood  relation  to
Abraham, but by faith in the Word of Christ, sealed in
the  Sacrament  of  Baptism,  people  are  to  be  made
children  of  Abraham,  heirs  to  God’s  covenants  of
promise (see Galatians 3:7–9; Ephesians 2:12).

This is the wondrous work of God that we sing of in
today’s Psalm. It is the work of the Church, the good
fruit that Jesus chooses and appoints His Apostles for
in today’s Gospel.

As  Peter  raises  up  Cornelius  today,  the  Church
continues  to  lift  al   eyes  to  Christ,  the  only  one  in
whose name they can find salvation.

In the Church, each of us has been begotten by the
love of God. But the Scriptures today reveal that this
divine gift brings with it a command and a duty. We
are to love one another as we have been loved. We
are to lay down our lives in giving ourselves to others
—that they too might find friendship with Christ, and
new life through Him.

“You Did Not Choose Me But I Chose You”

Jesus

Scott Hahn

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                   6th Sunday of Easter                   May 6 , 2018 

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

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CATHOLIC ANSWERS

www.catholic.com

LET A CHILD DECIDE ABOUT BAPTISM?

Question
What do I say to parents who tel  me they wil  let their child
decide on baptism?
Answer
It  seems  that  the  parents  need  instruction  in  the  faith,  or
that  their  own  faith  is  not  strong. You  should  encourage
them to go to Mass each Sunday and pray with the child at
home, even if they are not having the child baptized. How
wil   the  child  decide  if  he  or  she  has  never  been  taught
anything  about  the  Faith  at  al ?  This  is  just  a  recipe  for
having no religion and being ignorant, and ignorance is not
a good way to prepare to make such an important decision.
I  doubt,  however,  that  these  parents  know  very  much
about  the  Faith.  Encourage  them  cheerful y  and  maybe
they wil  come around.

SHOULD I OFFER MASS FOR AN ATHEIST'S

SOUL?

Question
I would like feedback on whether one should have a Mass
offered for someone who has died who was an atheist.
Answer
By al  means, you may have a Mass offered for an atheist
who  has  died.  Obviously,  he  or  she  is  not  an  atheist
anymore! And should the person be in purgatory, the help
received  from  the  Holy  Mass  is  considerable,  especial y  if
the atheist was original y baptized and so has the character
of baptism, which relates the soul directly to receiving the
fruits of divine worship.

IS TV MASS AS GOOD AS THE REAL THING?

Question
Is watching Mass on television the same as going to Mass?
Answer
Watching  Mass  on TV  is  not  the  same  as  attending  Mass
and does not fulfill someone’s Sunday/holy day obligation.
However, if someone is unable to attend Mass, then there
is no obligation to attend Mass. Being with the community
of faith and in the presence of the eucharistic Lord is not
the same as watching it on TV. After al , would you consider
internet  video  chat  with  a  loved  one  the  exact  same  as
being in the same room?

Now,  even  though  they  are  not  the  same  does  not  mean
watching Mass is without merit or benefit. Continuing with
the  internet  analogy,  if  you’re  unable  to  to  physical y  be
with  someone,  being  able  to  see  them  is  a  good  second
best. While watching Mass on TV someone can reflect upon
the  readings,  hear  the  homily,  and  pray  along  with  the
community at that Mass. These al  good and pious things
that bring spiritual benefit. However, that benefit is not the
same  as  being  present  in  church  with  the  Lord  and
receiving him in Communion.

YOUTH MINISTRY

Next God Squad Night: Easter Bible Study Series  

Friday, May 11, 2018 from 6:00 - 8:00pm in the

Parish hal .

Next Kids of the Cross Night: Easter Bible Study

Series  

Friday, May 18, 2018 from 6:00 - 8:00pm in the

Parish hal .

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

THE AWAKENING OF A GIANT

Movie Life of Saint Veronica Giuliani

Friday, May 11, 2018 @ 7 & 9 p.m.

Saturday, May 12, 2018 @ 1, 6 & 8 p.m.

Sunday, May 13, 2018 @ 2:30, 4:30 & 6:30 p.m.

York Cinema—115 York Blvd, Richmond Hil 

St.  Veronica's  body  remains  incorruptible.  She
was considered by Pope Leo XIII to be most ful 
of  grace  after  Our  Lady.  Our  Lady  herself
referred  to  St. Veronica  as  "heart  of  my  heart"
and "my favourite daughter." Tickets bought on-
site. sainteveronica@sawtelrab.org

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Parish Sunday Bulletin

                   6th Sunday of Easter                   May 6 , 2018 

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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
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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                   6th Sunday of Easter                   May 6 , 2018 

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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 /

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.

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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                   6th Sunday of Easter                   May 6 , 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 caring for the elderly

Ever since Erika had a stroke, her diminished mobility kept her

from enjoying many activities. When LA Centre for Active Living

planned a trip to the Garlic Festival, Erika worried her

disabilities would get in the way. To Erika’s delight, the

ShareLife-funded agency ensured the trip was ful y accessible

for her. Having the most fun she's had in years, she felt like her

disabilities disappeared. Last year, ShareLife-supported

agencies provided care to over 6,300 seniors.

May 27 is ShareLife Sunday. Please be generous.

MEMORIAL MASS FOR

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

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.  

Msgr D'Souza was born in 1932 in Jacobabad, Sindh,

British India (now Pakistan). After school in Karachi,

he chose to become a priest, received religious

training at the Christ the King Seminary (Pakistan) and

was ordained a priest of the Roman Catholic

Archdiocese of Karachi in 1960. From 1960-68 he was

Secretary to the Archbishop of Karachi, and from

1968-70 Secretary to the Papal Nuncio. From 1970-75

he served as Editor of the Christian Voice, and in 1973

was appointed Vicar General of Karachi. He was also

parish priest of the Landhi parish.

In 1975 he accepted an offer by Bishop Fulton to come

to Toronto, Canada, because of the significant number

of Pakistanis that had emigrated to this region.

Msgr D’Souza was Associate Pastor at Our Lady of the

Airways Parish, Mississauga.  He was Pastor of St.

John XXIII Parish, Don Mil s and Founding Pastor of St.

Francis Xavier Parish, Mississauga.  He retired in 2008

and was living in a private residence in Mississauga.

Msgr’s. funeral was held on Saturday, May 5 in

Mississauga at St Francis Xavier Parish.

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                   6th Sunday of Easter                   May 6 , 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: PEOPLE OF GOD, 


BODY OF CHRIST, TEMPLE OF THE SPIRIT

153. Why is the Church the ‘people of God’?

The Church is the ‘people of God’ because it pleased
God to sanctify and save men not in isolation but by
making them into one people gathered together by
the  unity  of  the  Father  and  the  Son  and  the  Holy
Spirit.

154. What are the characteristics of the people of

God?

One becomes a member of this people through faith
in Christ and Baptism. This people has for its origin
God  the  Father;  for  its  head  Jesus  Christ;  for  its
hal mark the dignity and freedom of the sons of God;
for  its  law  the  new  commandment  of  love;  for  its
mission  to  be  the  salt  of  the  earth  and  the  light  of
the  world;  and  for  its  destiny  the  Kingdom  of God,
already begun on earth.

155. In what way does the people of God share in

the three functions of Christ as Priest, Prophet

and King?

The  people  of  God  participate  in  Christ's  priestly
office insofar as the baptized are consecrated by the
Holy Spirit to offer spiritual sacrifices. They share in
Christ’s  prophetic  office  when  with  a  supernatural
sense  of  faith  they  adhere  unfailingly  to  that  faith
and  deepen  their  understanding  and  witness  to  it.
The people of God share in his kingly office by means
of service, imitating Jesus Christ who as King of the
universe  made  himself  the  servant  of  al ,  especial y
the poor and the suffering.

156. In what way is the Church the body of Christ?

The risen Christ unites his faithful people to himself
in  an  intimate  way  by  means  of  the  Holy  Spirit.  In
this way, those who believe in Christ, in as much as
they are close to him especial y in the Eucharist, are
united among themselves in charity. They form one
body, the Church, whose unity is experienced in the
diversity of its members and its functions.

157. Who is the Head of this body?

Christ “is the Head of the body, the Church” (Col1:18).
The Church lives from him, in him and for him. Christ
and  the  Church  make  up  the  “whole  Christ”  (St

Augustine);  “Head  and  members  form,  as  it  were,  one
and the same mystical person” (St Thomas Aquinas).

158. Why is the Church called the “Bride of

Christ”?

She is cal ed the “Bride of Christ” because the Lord
himself cal ed himself her “Spouse” (Mk2:19). The Lord
has loved the Church and has joined her to himself in
an everlasting covenant. He has given himself up for
her in order to purify her with his blood and “sanctify
her” (Ep5:26), making her the fruitful mother of al  the
children  of  God.  While  the  term  “body”  expresses
the unity of the “head” with the members, the term
“bride” emphasizes the distinction of the two in their
personal relationship.

159. Why is the Church called the temple of the

Holy Spirit?

She is so cal ed because the Holy Spirit resides in the
body  which  is  the  Church,  in  her  Head  and  in  her
members. He also builds up the Church in charity by
the Word  of  God,  the  sacraments,  the  virtues,  and
charisms.

“What  the  soul  is  to  the  human  body,
the  Holy  Spirit  is  to  the  members  of
Christ, that is, the body of Christ, which
is the Church.”
(Saint Augustine)

 

 

 

 

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CHILDREN’S CHOIR: GRD 1--GRD 8.

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

CHALICE CHILDREN’S COLLECTION

Total for 2017/18 achieved! $2157.95

MASS INTENTIONS

Mon, May 7, 7PM:

+Eduviges & Bernardino Abued

Tues May 8, 9AM:
    

+Piedad, Jose, Mary Fernandes;
 +Vinod Joshi 

Wed May 9, 7PM:
       

+Louis D’Souza

Thurs May 10, 9AM
       

+Betty Simmonds

Fri May 11, 7PM
       

+Anthony Ramsawaksingh

Sat May 12, 9AM 
             +Bernardita Jamili

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Saturday, May 12
5:15PM: Thanksgiving: Michael LaPorte
Sunday, May 13
9AM: +Petra Damasco Perlas
12:15PM: Thanksgiving for Mercedes Alon
5:30PM: The Parishioners

VOCATIONS

The greatest love story that ever happened: God’s

continuing love for His people.

Al  God asks is “Love one another as I have loved you”.
The world real y needs to see people who are trying to

love others with al  their hearts. Priests, religious and

deacons can be excellent examples of this love. If you
are wil ing to answer God’s cal , cal  Fr. Chris Lemieux,

Vocation Director, Archdiocese of Toronto

416-968-0997

vocations@archtoronto.org

www.vocationstoronto.ca

VIGIL CANDLES

Sat, May 12—Friday, May 18

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—$3135.50

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

To date—$3,352 for 157 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

YOU CAN DONATE

Ambries

Cost was $3744. To date—Donations:

$1097 from 10 persons

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SMILE

Prayer

Dear Lord,

So far I've done al  right. I haven't gossiped, haven't lost my

temper, haven't been greedy, grumpy, nasty, selfish, or

overindulgent. I'm real y glad about that.

But in a few minutes, God, I'm going to get out of bed.

And from then on, I'm going to need a lot more help.

___

Now I lay me down to sleep.

I pray the Lord my shape to keep. Please no wrinkles

Please no bags. And please lift my backside before it sags.

Please no age spots. Please no grey. And as for my bel y,

please take it away. Please keep me healthy. Please keep

me young, and thank you Dear Lord

For al  that you've done.

___

Johnny had been misbehaving and was sent to his room.

After a while he emerged and informed his mother that he

had thought it over and then said a prayer.

"Fine", said the pleased mother. "If you ask God to help you

not misbehave, He will help you."

"Oh, I didn't ask Him to help me not misbehave," said

Johnny. "I asked Him to help you put up with me."

___

Johnny’s mother looked out the window and noticed him

“playing church” with their cat. The cat was sitting quietly

and he was preaching to it. She smiled and went about her

work. A while later she heard loud meowing and hissing and

ran back To the open window to see Johnny baptizing the

cat in a tub of water. She cal ed out, “Johnny, stop that! The

cat’s afraid of water!” Johnny looked up at her and said, “He

should have thought about that before he joined my

church.”

PRAY FOR THE MAY MISSION INTENTION


Mary, Guide of Missionaries

That Mary, Queen of the World and Star of

Evangelization, may accompany al  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

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.

Price: $10. Sign-up sheet in foyer

1. Mass for Life @ 6AM;

2. depart from StJXXIII at

6:30AM;

3. depart Ottawa immediately

after the March— 3PM;

4. washroom/coffee break at

service centre going to Ottawa;

5. dinner break on the way back

at service centre.

PRAYER VIGIL FOR SEMINARIANS

BEING ORDAINED

Friday May 11—6pm-Midnight      

St. Augustine's Seminary, 2661 Kingston Rd, M1M 1M3

Parishioners are welcome to visit the Seminary on this

date between 6PM & Midnight to pray for those to be

Ordained to the Priesthood the fol owing day.

BUNDLE SUNDAY

TODAY

Saturday/Sunday—May 4/5/6

St Vincent  d’Paul  will  be  collecting

gently  used  clothing,  shoes,  linens

and household goods to support our

neighbours  in  need  and  our

residential  programs.  Please  bring

your  donations  and  help  others  in

your community.

The truck wil  be open al  day

Saturday and Sunday.

What an opportunity! Clean out

your closets and drawers.

PLEASE

No construction materials, no books,

no furniture, no dishes, no video/

audio cassettes.

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SAINT OF THE WEEK

Optional  Memorial:  Saints  Nereus  and  Achilleus
Saturday,  May  12,  Martyrs
:  Devotion  to  these  two
saints  goes  back  to  the  fourth  century,  though
almost  nothing  is  known  of  their  lives.  They  were
praetorian  soldiers  of  the  Roman  army,  became
Christians,  and  were  removed  to  the  island  of
Terracina,  where  they  were  martyred.  Their  bodies
were  buried  in  a  family  vault,  later  known  as  the
cemetery  of  Domitil a.  Excavations  by  De  Rossi  in
1896 resulted in the discovery of their empty tomb in
the underground church built by Pope Siricius in 390.
Two hundred years after their deaths, Pope Gregory
the Great delivered his 28th homily on the occasion
of  their  feast.  “These  saints,  before  whom  we  are
assembled, despised the world and trampled it under
their  feet  when  peace,  riches  and  health  gave  it
charms.”

Reflection: As in the case of many early martyrs, the
Church clings to its memories though the events are
clouded  in  the  mists  of  history.  It  is  a  heartening
thing for al  Christians to know that they have a noble
heritage.  Our  brothers  and  sisters  in  Christ  have
stood  in  the  same  world  in  which  we  live—
militaristic,  materialistic,  cruel  and  cynical—yet
transfigured  from  within  by  the  presence  of  the
Living  One.  Our  own  courage  is  enlivened  by  the
heroes  and  heroines  who  have  gone  before  us
marked by the sign of faith and the wounds of Christ.

Optional  Memorial:  St  Pancras—Saturday,  May  12,
Martyrs—
St.  Pancras  Railway Station  in  London  got
its name from an early Christian martyr about whom
we  have  very  little  information.  He  is  said  to  have
been  martyred  at  14  during  the  persecution  of
Diocletian. He was buried in a cemetery which later
was named after him. Pope Gregory the Great built a
monastery for Benedictines and, when Augustine of
Canterbury  came  to  England,  he  named  the  first
church he erected after Pancras. Hence the name of
the railway station.

Pancras (Pancratius) appears in fictionalized form in
Cardinal  Wiseman’s  novel  Fabiola.  German  farmers
had  a  saying  that  three  saints  whose  names  are
similar—Pancras,  Servatz  and  Bonifatz—were  the

“ice  men”  because  it  was  often  unseasonably  chil y
on their feast days, May 12, 13, 14.

Reflection: Again we have a saint about whom almost
nothing  is  known,  but  whose  life  and  death  are
cherished  in  the Church’s  memory.  Details  fal   away
or are mixed with legend. But a single, powerful fact
remains:  He  died  for  Christ  and  his  heroism  sent  a
wave of inspiration through the Church of his day. It
is good for us to share that feeling.

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  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,
r e c e s s ,  a n d  p r a y e r.  T h e  g r a d e  s c h o o l
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

PENTECOST NOVENA

TO THE HOLY SPIRIT

In preparation for the celebration of the gift of the Holy
Spirit on Pentecost Sunday, the birthday of the Church,

and the gift of Baptism.

Begins Friday May 11, 10 mins before the Mass and 10

mins before al  weekday Masses; Sunday prayer wil  be at

4:20PM during the holy hour. Novena ends Saturday, May

19 at the morning Mass at 8:50AM.

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This Sunday’s  Readings:  Acts  10:25–26,  34–35,  44–
48; Ps 98:1–4; 1 Jn 4:7–10; Jn 15:9–17

God is love, and He revealed that love in sending His
only Son to be a sacrificial offering for our sins.

In these words from today’s Epistle, we should hear
an echo of the story of Abraham’s offering of Isaac at
the  dawn  of  salvation  history.  Because  Abraham
obeyed  God’s  command  and  did  not  withhold  his
only  beloved  son,  God  promised  that  Abraham’s
descendants,  the  children  of  Israel,  would  be  the
source of blessing for al  nations (Gen 22:16–18).

We see that promise coming to fulfil ment in today’s
First  Reading.  God  pours  out  His  Spirit  upon  the
Gentiles,  the  non-Israelites,  as  they  listen  to  the
word  of  Peter’s  preaching.  Notice  they  receive  the
same  gifts  received  by  the  devout  Jews  who  heard
Peter’s  preaching  at  Pentecost—the Spirit  comes  to
rest upon them and they speak in tongues, glorifying
God (see Acts 2:5–11).

In  his  love  today,  God  reveals  that  His  salvation
embraces  the  house  of  Israel  and  peoples  of  al 

nations.  Not  by  circumcision  or  blood  relation  to
Abraham, but by faith in the Word of Christ, sealed in
the  Sacrament  of  Baptism,  people  are  to  be  made
children  of  Abraham,  heirs  to  God’s  covenants  of
promise (see Galatians 3:7–9; Ephesians 2:12).

This is the wondrous work of God that we sing of in
today’s Psalm. It is the work of the Church, the good
fruit that Jesus chooses and appoints His Apostles for
in today’s Gospel.

As  Peter  raises  up  Cornelius  today,  the  Church
continues  to  lift  al   eyes  to  Christ,  the  only  one  in
whose name they can find salvation.

In the Church, each of us has been begotten by the
love of God. But the Scriptures today reveal that this
divine gift brings with it a command and a duty. We
are to love one another as we have been loved. We
are to lay down our lives in giving ourselves to others
—that they too might find friendship with Christ, and
new life through Him.

“You Did Not Choose Me But I Chose You”

Jesus

Scott Hahn

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CATHOLIC ANSWERS

www.catholic.com

LET A CHILD DECIDE ABOUT BAPTISM?

Question
What do I say to parents who tel  me they wil  let their child
decide on baptism?
Answer
It  seems  that  the  parents  need  instruction  in  the  faith,  or
that  their  own  faith  is  not  strong. You  should  encourage
them to go to Mass each Sunday and pray with the child at
home, even if they are not having the child baptized. How
wil   the  child  decide  if  he  or  she  has  never  been  taught
anything  about  the  Faith  at  al ?  This  is  just  a  recipe  for
having no religion and being ignorant, and ignorance is not
a good way to prepare to make such an important decision.
I  doubt,  however,  that  these  parents  know  very  much
about  the  Faith.  Encourage  them  cheerful y  and  maybe
they wil  come around.

SHOULD I OFFER MASS FOR AN ATHEIST'S

SOUL?

Question
I would like feedback on whether one should have a Mass
offered for someone who has died who was an atheist.
Answer
By al  means, you may have a Mass offered for an atheist
who  has  died.  Obviously,  he  or  she  is  not  an  atheist
anymore! And should the person be in purgatory, the help
received  from  the  Holy  Mass  is  considerable,  especial y  if
the atheist was original y baptized and so has the character
of baptism, which relates the soul directly to receiving the
fruits of divine worship.

IS TV MASS AS GOOD AS THE REAL THING?

Question
Is watching Mass on television the same as going to Mass?
Answer
Watching  Mass  on TV  is  not  the  same  as  attending  Mass
and does not fulfill someone’s Sunday/holy day obligation.
However, if someone is unable to attend Mass, then there
is no obligation to attend Mass. Being with the community
of faith and in the presence of the eucharistic Lord is not
the same as watching it on TV. After al , would you consider
internet  video  chat  with  a  loved  one  the  exact  same  as
being in the same room?

Now,  even  though  they  are  not  the  same  does  not  mean
watching Mass is without merit or benefit. Continuing with
the  internet  analogy,  if  you’re  unable  to  to  physical y  be
with  someone,  being  able  to  see  them  is  a  good  second
best. While watching Mass on TV someone can reflect upon
the  readings,  hear  the  homily,  and  pray  along  with  the
community at that Mass. These al  good and pious things
that bring spiritual benefit. However, that benefit is not the
same  as  being  present  in  church  with  the  Lord  and
receiving him in Communion.

YOUTH MINISTRY

Next God Squad Night: Easter Bible Study Series  

Friday, May 11, 2018 from 6:00 - 8:00pm in the

Parish hal .

Next Kids of the Cross Night: Easter Bible Study

Series  

Friday, May 18, 2018 from 6:00 - 8:00pm in the

Parish hal .

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

THE AWAKENING OF A GIANT

Movie Life of Saint Veronica Giuliani

Friday, May 11, 2018 @ 7 & 9 p.m.

Saturday, May 12, 2018 @ 1, 6 & 8 p.m.

Sunday, May 13, 2018 @ 2:30, 4:30 & 6:30 p.m.

York Cinema—115 York Blvd, Richmond Hil 

St.  Veronica's  body  remains  incorruptible.  She
was considered by Pope Leo XIII to be most ful 
of  grace  after  Our  Lady.  Our  Lady  herself
referred  to  St. Veronica  as  "heart  of  my  heart"
and "my favourite daughter." Tickets bought on-
site. sainteveronica@sawtelrab.org

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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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FERTILITYCARE TORONTO

Catholic Women’s Fertility Health

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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.

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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.

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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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 caring for the elderly

Ever since Erika had a stroke, her diminished mobility kept her

from enjoying many activities. When LA Centre for Active Living

planned a trip to the Garlic Festival, Erika worried her

disabilities would get in the way. To Erika’s delight, the

ShareLife-funded agency ensured the trip was ful y accessible

for her. Having the most fun she's had in years, she felt like her

disabilities disappeared. Last year, ShareLife-supported

agencies provided care to over 6,300 seniors.

May 27 is ShareLife Sunday. Please be generous.

MEMORIAL MASS FOR

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

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.  

Msgr D'Souza was born in 1932 in Jacobabad, Sindh,

British India (now Pakistan). After school in Karachi,

he chose to become a priest, received religious

training at the Christ the King Seminary (Pakistan) and

was ordained a priest of the Roman Catholic

Archdiocese of Karachi in 1960. From 1960-68 he was

Secretary to the Archbishop of Karachi, and from

1968-70 Secretary to the Papal Nuncio. From 1970-75

he served as Editor of the Christian Voice, and in 1973

was appointed Vicar General of Karachi. He was also

parish priest of the Landhi parish.

In 1975 he accepted an offer by Bishop Fulton to come

to Toronto, Canada, because of the significant number

of Pakistanis that had emigrated to this region.

Msgr D’Souza was Associate Pastor at Our Lady of the

Airways Parish, Mississauga.  He was Pastor of St.

John XXIII Parish, Don Mil s and Founding Pastor of St.

Francis Xavier Parish, Mississauga.  He retired in 2008

and was living in a private residence in Mississauga.

Msgr’s. funeral was held on Saturday, May 5 in

Mississauga at St Francis Xavier Parish.

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                   6th Sunday of Easter                   May 6 , 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: PEOPLE OF GOD, 


BODY OF CHRIST, TEMPLE OF THE SPIRIT

153. Why is the Church the ‘people of God’?

The Church is the ‘people of God’ because it pleased
God to sanctify and save men not in isolation but by
making them into one people gathered together by
the  unity  of  the  Father  and  the  Son  and  the  Holy
Spirit.

154. What are the characteristics of the people of

God?

One becomes a member of this people through faith
in Christ and Baptism. This people has for its origin
God  the  Father;  for  its  head  Jesus  Christ;  for  its
hal mark the dignity and freedom of the sons of God;
for  its  law  the  new  commandment  of  love;  for  its
mission  to  be  the  salt  of  the  earth  and  the  light  of
the  world;  and  for  its  destiny  the  Kingdom  of God,
already begun on earth.

155. In what way does the people of God share in

the three functions of Christ as Priest, Prophet

and King?

The  people  of  God  participate  in  Christ's  priestly
office insofar as the baptized are consecrated by the
Holy Spirit to offer spiritual sacrifices. They share in
Christ’s  prophetic  office  when  with  a  supernatural
sense  of  faith  they  adhere  unfailingly  to  that  faith
and  deepen  their  understanding  and  witness  to  it.
The people of God share in his kingly office by means
of service, imitating Jesus Christ who as King of the
universe  made  himself  the  servant  of  al ,  especial y
the poor and the suffering.

156. In what way is the Church the body of Christ?

The risen Christ unites his faithful people to himself
in  an  intimate  way  by  means  of  the  Holy  Spirit.  In
this way, those who believe in Christ, in as much as
they are close to him especial y in the Eucharist, are
united among themselves in charity. They form one
body, the Church, whose unity is experienced in the
diversity of its members and its functions.

157. Who is the Head of this body?

Christ “is the Head of the body, the Church” (Col1:18).
The Church lives from him, in him and for him. Christ
and  the  Church  make  up  the  “whole  Christ”  (St

Augustine);  “Head  and  members  form,  as  it  were,  one
and the same mystical person” (St Thomas Aquinas).

158. Why is the Church called the “Bride of

Christ”?

She is cal ed the “Bride of Christ” because the Lord
himself cal ed himself her “Spouse” (Mk2:19). The Lord
has loved the Church and has joined her to himself in
an everlasting covenant. He has given himself up for
her in order to purify her with his blood and “sanctify
her” (Ep5:26), making her the fruitful mother of al  the
children  of  God.  While  the  term  “body”  expresses
the unity of the “head” with the members, the term
“bride” emphasizes the distinction of the two in their
personal relationship.

159. Why is the Church called the temple of the

Holy Spirit?

She is so cal ed because the Holy Spirit resides in the
body  which  is  the  Church,  in  her  Head  and  in  her
members. He also builds up the Church in charity by
the Word  of  God,  the  sacraments,  the  virtues,  and
charisms.

“What  the  soul  is  to  the  human  body,
the  Holy  Spirit  is  to  the  members  of
Christ, that is, the body of Christ, which
is the Church.”
(Saint Augustine)

 

 

 

 

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                   6th Sunday of Easter                   May 6 , 2018 

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CHILDREN’S CHOIR: GRD 1--GRD 8.

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

CHALICE CHILDREN’S COLLECTION

Total for 2017/18 achieved! $2157.95

MASS INTENTIONS

Mon, May 7, 7PM:

+Eduviges & Bernardino Abued

Tues May 8, 9AM:
    

+Piedad, Jose, Mary Fernandes;
 +Vinod Joshi 

Wed May 9, 7PM:
       

+Louis D’Souza

Thurs May 10, 9AM
       

+Betty Simmonds

Fri May 11, 7PM
       

+Anthony Ramsawaksingh

Sat May 12, 9AM 
             +Bernardita Jamili

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Saturday, May 12
5:15PM: Thanksgiving: Michael LaPorte
Sunday, May 13
9AM: +Petra Damasco Perlas
12:15PM: Thanksgiving for Mercedes Alon
5:30PM: The Parishioners

VOCATIONS

The greatest love story that ever happened: God’s

continuing love for His people.

Al  God asks is “Love one another as I have loved you”.
The world real y needs to see people who are trying to

love others with al  their hearts. Priests, religious and

deacons can be excellent examples of this love. If you
are wil ing to answer God’s cal , cal  Fr. Chris Lemieux,

Vocation Director, Archdiocese of Toronto

416-968-0997

vocations@archtoronto.org

www.vocationstoronto.ca

VIGIL CANDLES

Sat, May 12—Friday, May 18

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—$3135.50

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

To date—$3,352 for 157 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

YOU CAN DONATE

Ambries

Cost was $3744. To date—Donations:

$1097 from 10 persons

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                   6th Sunday of Easter                   May 6 , 2018 

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SMILE

Prayer

Dear Lord,

So far I've done al  right. I haven't gossiped, haven't lost my

temper, haven't been greedy, grumpy, nasty, selfish, or

overindulgent. I'm real y glad about that.

But in a few minutes, God, I'm going to get out of bed.

And from then on, I'm going to need a lot more help.

___

Now I lay me down to sleep.

I pray the Lord my shape to keep. Please no wrinkles

Please no bags. And please lift my backside before it sags.

Please no age spots. Please no grey. And as for my bel y,

please take it away. Please keep me healthy. Please keep

me young, and thank you Dear Lord

For al  that you've done.

___

Johnny had been misbehaving and was sent to his room.

After a while he emerged and informed his mother that he

had thought it over and then said a prayer.

"Fine", said the pleased mother. "If you ask God to help you

not misbehave, He will help you."

"Oh, I didn't ask Him to help me not misbehave," said

Johnny. "I asked Him to help you put up with me."

___

Johnny’s mother looked out the window and noticed him

“playing church” with their cat. The cat was sitting quietly

and he was preaching to it. She smiled and went about her

work. A while later she heard loud meowing and hissing and

ran back To the open window to see Johnny baptizing the

cat in a tub of water. She cal ed out, “Johnny, stop that! The

cat’s afraid of water!” Johnny looked up at her and said, “He

should have thought about that before he joined my

church.”

PRAY FOR THE MAY MISSION INTENTION


Mary, Guide of Missionaries

That Mary, Queen of the World and Star of

Evangelization, may accompany al  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

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.

Price: $10. Sign-up sheet in foyer

1. Mass for Life @ 6AM;

2. depart from StJXXIII at

6:30AM;

3. depart Ottawa immediately

after the March— 3PM;

4. washroom/coffee break at

service centre going to Ottawa;

5. dinner break on the way back

at service centre.

PRAYER VIGIL FOR SEMINARIANS

BEING ORDAINED

Friday May 11—6pm-Midnight      

St. Augustine's Seminary, 2661 Kingston Rd, M1M 1M3

Parishioners are welcome to visit the Seminary on this

date between 6PM & Midnight to pray for those to be

Ordained to the Priesthood the fol owing day.

BUNDLE SUNDAY

TODAY

Saturday/Sunday—May 4/5/6

St Vincent  d’Paul  will  be  collecting

gently  used  clothing,  shoes,  linens

and household goods to support our

neighbours  in  need  and  our

residential  programs.  Please  bring

your  donations  and  help  others  in

your community.

The truck wil  be open al  day

Saturday and Sunday.

What an opportunity! Clean out

your closets and drawers.

PLEASE

No construction materials, no books,

no furniture, no dishes, no video/

audio cassettes.

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                   6th Sunday of Easter                   May 6 , 2018 

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SAINT OF THE WEEK

Optional  Memorial:  Saints  Nereus  and  Achilleus
Saturday,  May  12,  Martyrs
:  Devotion  to  these  two
saints  goes  back  to  the  fourth  century,  though
almost  nothing  is  known  of  their  lives.  They  were
praetorian  soldiers  of  the  Roman  army,  became
Christians,  and  were  removed  to  the  island  of
Terracina,  where  they  were  martyred.  Their  bodies
were  buried  in  a  family  vault,  later  known  as  the
cemetery  of  Domitil a.  Excavations  by  De  Rossi  in
1896 resulted in the discovery of their empty tomb in
the underground church built by Pope Siricius in 390.
Two hundred years after their deaths, Pope Gregory
the Great delivered his 28th homily on the occasion
of  their  feast.  “These  saints,  before  whom  we  are
assembled, despised the world and trampled it under
their  feet  when  peace,  riches  and  health  gave  it
charms.”

Reflection: As in the case of many early martyrs, the
Church clings to its memories though the events are
clouded  in  the  mists  of  history.  It  is  a  heartening
thing for al  Christians to know that they have a noble
heritage.  Our  brothers  and  sisters  in  Christ  have
stood  in  the  same  world  in  which  we  live—
militaristic,  materialistic,  cruel  and  cynical—yet
transfigured  from  within  by  the  presence  of  the
Living  One.  Our  own  courage  is  enlivened  by  the
heroes  and  heroines  who  have  gone  before  us
marked by the sign of faith and the wounds of Christ.

Optional  Memorial:  St  Pancras—Saturday,  May  12,
Martyrs—
St.  Pancras  Railway Station  in  London  got
its name from an early Christian martyr about whom
we  have  very  little  information.  He  is  said  to  have
been  martyred  at  14  during  the  persecution  of
Diocletian. He was buried in a cemetery which later
was named after him. Pope Gregory the Great built a
monastery for Benedictines and, when Augustine of
Canterbury  came  to  England,  he  named  the  first
church he erected after Pancras. Hence the name of
the railway station.

Pancras (Pancratius) appears in fictionalized form in
Cardinal  Wiseman’s  novel  Fabiola.  German  farmers
had  a  saying  that  three  saints  whose  names  are
similar—Pancras,  Servatz  and  Bonifatz—were  the

“ice  men”  because  it  was  often  unseasonably  chil y
on their feast days, May 12, 13, 14.

Reflection: Again we have a saint about whom almost
nothing  is  known,  but  whose  life  and  death  are
cherished  in  the Church’s  memory.  Details  fal   away
or are mixed with legend. But a single, powerful fact
remains:  He  died  for  Christ  and  his  heroism  sent  a
wave of inspiration through the Church of his day. It
is good for us to share that feeling.

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  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,
r e c e s s ,  a n d  p r a y e r.  T h e  g r a d e  s c h o o l
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

PENTECOST NOVENA

TO THE HOLY SPIRIT

In preparation for the celebration of the gift of the Holy
Spirit on Pentecost Sunday, the birthday of the Church,

and the gift of Baptism.

Begins Friday May 11, 10 mins before the Mass and 10

mins before al  weekday Masses; Sunday prayer wil  be at

4:20PM during the holy hour. Novena ends Saturday, May

19 at the morning Mass at 8:50AM.

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                   6th Sunday of Easter                   May 6 , 2018 

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This Sunday’s  Readings:  Acts  10:25–26,  34–35,  44–
48; Ps 98:1–4; 1 Jn 4:7–10; Jn 15:9–17

God is love, and He revealed that love in sending His
only Son to be a sacrificial offering for our sins.

In these words from today’s Epistle, we should hear
an echo of the story of Abraham’s offering of Isaac at
the  dawn  of  salvation  history.  Because  Abraham
obeyed  God’s  command  and  did  not  withhold  his
only  beloved  son,  God  promised  that  Abraham’s
descendants,  the  children  of  Israel,  would  be  the
source of blessing for al  nations (Gen 22:16–18).

We see that promise coming to fulfil ment in today’s
First  Reading.  God  pours  out  His  Spirit  upon  the
Gentiles,  the  non-Israelites,  as  they  listen  to  the
word  of  Peter’s  preaching.  Notice  they  receive  the
same  gifts  received  by  the  devout  Jews  who  heard
Peter’s  preaching  at  Pentecost—the Spirit  comes  to
rest upon them and they speak in tongues, glorifying
God (see Acts 2:5–11).

In  his  love  today,  God  reveals  that  His  salvation
embraces  the  house  of  Israel  and  peoples  of  al 

nations.  Not  by  circumcision  or  blood  relation  to
Abraham, but by faith in the Word of Christ, sealed in
the  Sacrament  of  Baptism,  people  are  to  be  made
children  of  Abraham,  heirs  to  God’s  covenants  of
promise (see Galatians 3:7–9; Ephesians 2:12).

This is the wondrous work of God that we sing of in
today’s Psalm. It is the work of the Church, the good
fruit that Jesus chooses and appoints His Apostles for
in today’s Gospel.

As  Peter  raises  up  Cornelius  today,  the  Church
continues  to  lift  al   eyes  to  Christ,  the  only  one  in
whose name they can find salvation.

In the Church, each of us has been begotten by the
love of God. But the Scriptures today reveal that this
divine gift brings with it a command and a duty. We
are to love one another as we have been loved. We
are to lay down our lives in giving ourselves to others
—that they too might find friendship with Christ, and
new life through Him.

“You Did Not Choose Me But I Chose You”

Jesus

Scott Hahn

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LET A CHILD DECIDE ABOUT BAPTISM?

Question
What do I say to parents who tel  me they wil  let their child
decide on baptism?
Answer
It  seems  that  the  parents  need  instruction  in  the  faith,  or
that  their  own  faith  is  not  strong. You  should  encourage
them to go to Mass each Sunday and pray with the child at
home, even if they are not having the child baptized. How
wil   the  child  decide  if  he  or  she  has  never  been  taught
anything  about  the  Faith  at  al ?  This  is  just  a  recipe  for
having no religion and being ignorant, and ignorance is not
a good way to prepare to make such an important decision.
I  doubt,  however,  that  these  parents  know  very  much
about  the  Faith.  Encourage  them  cheerful y  and  maybe
they wil  come around.

SHOULD I OFFER MASS FOR AN ATHEIST'S

SOUL?

Question
I would like feedback on whether one should have a Mass
offered for someone who has died who was an atheist.
Answer
By al  means, you may have a Mass offered for an atheist
who  has  died.  Obviously,  he  or  she  is  not  an  atheist
anymore! And should the person be in purgatory, the help
received  from  the  Holy  Mass  is  considerable,  especial y  if
the atheist was original y baptized and so has the character
of baptism, which relates the soul directly to receiving the
fruits of divine worship.

IS TV MASS AS GOOD AS THE REAL THING?

Question
Is watching Mass on television the same as going to Mass?
Answer
Watching  Mass  on TV  is  not  the  same  as  attending  Mass
and does not fulfill someone’s Sunday/holy day obligation.
However, if someone is unable to attend Mass, then there
is no obligation to attend Mass. Being with the community
of faith and in the presence of the eucharistic Lord is not
the same as watching it on TV. After al , would you consider
internet  video  chat  with  a  loved  one  the  exact  same  as
being in the same room?

Now,  even  though  they  are  not  the  same  does  not  mean
watching Mass is without merit or benefit. Continuing with
the  internet  analogy,  if  you’re  unable  to  to  physical y  be
with  someone,  being  able  to  see  them  is  a  good  second
best. While watching Mass on TV someone can reflect upon
the  readings,  hear  the  homily,  and  pray  along  with  the
community at that Mass. These al  good and pious things
that bring spiritual benefit. However, that benefit is not the
same  as  being  present  in  church  with  the  Lord  and
receiving him in Communion.

YOUTH MINISTRY

Next God Squad Night: Easter Bible Study Series  

Friday, May 11, 2018 from 6:00 - 8:00pm in the

Parish hal .

Next Kids of the Cross Night: Easter Bible Study

Series  

Friday, May 18, 2018 from 6:00 - 8:00pm in the

Parish hal .

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

THE AWAKENING OF A GIANT

Movie Life of Saint Veronica Giuliani

Friday, May 11, 2018 @ 7 & 9 p.m.

Saturday, May 12, 2018 @ 1, 6 & 8 p.m.

Sunday, May 13, 2018 @ 2:30, 4:30 & 6:30 p.m.

York Cinema—115 York Blvd, Richmond Hil 

St.  Veronica's  body  remains  incorruptible.  She
was considered by Pope Leo XIII to be most ful 
of  grace  after  Our  Lady.  Our  Lady  herself
referred  to  St. Veronica  as  "heart  of  my  heart"
and "my favourite daughter." Tickets bought on-
site. sainteveronica@sawtelrab.org

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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
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Benediction  at

5:40PM.  Come

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minutes  or  an

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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

family, yourself.

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FERTILITYCARE TORONTO

Catholic Women’s Fertility Health

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of the family planning system you’re using?

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next for family panning? FertilityCare Toronto can help.

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

reliable, scientific family planning method?

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about your body and gynecologic health?

FertilityCare Toronto can help.

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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.

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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