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Parish Sunday Bulletin

            27th Sunday In Ordinary Time  

October 7, 2018 

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

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Sacrament Of First Holy Communion  

Grade 2 & Up 

Registration 

Takes Place This October.  Parents/Guardians Please Call Office For 

Appointment With Fr Simon 

Bring To Appointment 

Copy Of Baptismal Certificate Of Candidate (If Not Baptized At St JXXIII)  

& $12 For Program. 

Mass Attendance 

First Holy Communion Families Must Attend Mass Every Sunday

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_iiiparish@outlook.com. 

Website: http://saintjohnxxiiiparish.ca/

Sunday Mass

Sat Vigil Mass 5:15PM / Sun Mass 9AM, 12:15PM & 5:30PM.

(Weekdays: 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 all 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

We  have  been  advised  by  a  number  of  sources  that  scammers  have  created  a Gmail  account  in  an  effort  to  impersonate
Cardinal Thomas Collins, Archbishop of Toronto, and are continuing to email people. NOTE that there is no request for funds
in these initial communications – this is often a strategy used by criminals phishing for victims. To this point, the people being
targeted are members of religious orders. As we suspect this issue may be more widespread, we suggest this information be
shared  among  your  parish  and  religious  communities  as  appropriate,  warning  people  not  to  respond  should  they  receive
these emails. Cardinal Collins only communicates through an archtoronto.org email address. Consider any other addresses to
be suspect. Thank you for your attention to this important matter. —from the Archdiocese of Toronto

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Parish Sunday Bulletin

            27th Sunday In Ordinary Time  

October 7, 2018 

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

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CATECHISM OF THE CATHOLIC CHURCH 

Part Two

The Seven Sacraments of the Church

The seven sacraments are:
Baptism
Confirmation
Holy Eucharist
Penance (confession)
Anointing of the Sick
Holy Orders
Matrimony

250. How are the sacraments of the Church

divided?

The  sacraments  are  divided  into:  the
sacraments  of  Christian  initiation  (Baptism,
Confirmation,  and  Holy  Eucharist);  the
sacraments  of  healing  (Penance  and Anointing
of the Sick);, and the sacraments at the service
of  communion  and  mission  (Holy  Orders  and
Matrimony).  The  sacraments  touch  all  the
important  moments  of Christian  life. All  of  the
sacraments  are  ordered  to  the  Holy  Eucharist
“as to their end” (Saint Thomas Aquinas).

The sacraments of Christian initiation

251. How is Christian initiation brought

about?

Christian initiation is accomplished by means of
the sacraments which establish the foundations
of  Christian  life.  The  faithful  born  anew  by
Baptism are strengthened by Confirmation and
are then nourished by the Eucharist.

ADORATION OF OUR LORD IN THE

BLESSED SACRAMENT

Takes place in the Adoration Chapel

Every Friday: 9AM to 6PM, concludes with evening prayer
and  Benediction

a t  5 : 4 0 P M .

Come  for  a  few

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.

CELEBRATE YOUR MARRIAGE

WITH A WORLDWIDE MARRIAGE

ENCOUNTER WEEKEND!

Celebrate your love and take a fresh look at your

marriage! Spend a very special weekend together.

A Weekend of discovery…a lifetime of love! Worldwide

Marriage Encounter is a weekend getaway that helps

married couples rediscover themselves as individuals and

as a couple. The Weekend format helps couples

communicate openly and honestly without group

sharing, therapy or marriage counselling.

Upcoming Weekend: October 19-21, 2018

For more information and application, please go to

www.wwme.org or contact:

Gerard & Marge McCauley at gerard.marge@rogers.com

or (905) 792-1925.

CHRISTIANS IN THE MIDDLE EAST

2018 Benefit Dinner—Spotlight on Iraq

Saturday, November 17, 2018

7PM (doors open at 6PM)

Toronto Grand Banquet & Convention Centre

30 Baywood Rd, Etobicoke

Featured Speakers

Bishop Bahai Soro & Cardinal Thomas Collins

Individual Tickets $75 Or Table of 8 $540

Buy Tickets at:

cmedinner2018.eventbrite.ca

or contact cmedinner@gmail.com or 416-275-2151

FAMILY AT THE HEART OF SERVICE

A gathering of families in the Archdiocese of

Toronto with Archbishop Cardinal Thomas

Collins

Saturday, November 17, 2018

9AM to 4PM

Our Lady Queen of Poland Parish

625 Middlefield Rd, Scarborough

—FREE—

Join us for a family-friendly day of inspirational
talks from Cardinal Collins and families, prayer,

praise and worship, and hands-on service

activities.

“Like good stewards of the manifold grace of

God,

serve one another with whatever gift each of you

has received.” 1Peter 4:10

PLEASE REGISTER TODAY AT

http://bit.ly/familyserviceTO

or 416-934-3400 x523

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Parish Sunday Bulletin

            27th Sunday In Ordinary Time  

October 7, 2018 

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

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CHALICE CHILDREN’S COLLECTION

Total for 2018/19 $000.00:

Next Collection is Sunday, October 28

MASS INTENTIONS

Mon, Oct 8, 10AM:

Thanksgiving of the deMelo Family

Tues Oct 9, 9AM:
    

+Felisa & Aguida Lacap

Wed Oct 10, 7PM:
       

Thanksgiving of Olivia Dizon

Thurs Oct 11, 9AM
       

Flory&Tony Lamorena Wedd Annv Thnksg

Fri Oct 12, 7PM
       

Thanksgiving for Dave Alon

Sat Oct 13, 9AM 
             +Dr Eduardo Eleazar
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Saturday, October 13
5:15PM: +Antonietta Cimone
Sunday, October 14
9AM: Thanksgiving by Madelaine Joy Sanchez
12:15PM: +Romeo Dolor Jr
5:30PM: The Parishioners

VIGIL CANDLES

Sat, October 13—Friday, October 19

Sanctuary Tabernacle: Healing of Christina Miguel

Chapel Tabernacle: +Souls in Purgatory

COFFEE SUNDAY

Last Sun of the Month

9AM Mass & 12:15PM Mass:

Thank you Volunteers for your generosity.

INTERCESSORY PRAYER GROUP

Need Prayer Help?

Call Beth at 416-467-6492. Your intention will be emailed

out to this prayer community. Only first name and

intention will be shared.

COMMUNION FOR THE SICK

& SHUT-INS

Call parish office and let us know—416-429-4000

THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT

Last Sunday’s Offering—$2,453.

To break even weekly—$3,000 needed.

Philippine Relief Collection

$1,526.

SENIOR’S GROUP

Meets after 9AM Mass: On the 2nd & 4th Thurs of Month

FIRST FRIDAY OF THE MONTH

OVERNIGHT VIGIL—ADORATION CHAPEL

NEXT First Friday: October 5

Vigil Begins Fri 7:30PM and ends Sat 7:30AM/: Info: Elaine

647-713-1198

CHILDREN’S CHOIR: GRD 1--GRD 6.

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

YOUTH CHOIR: Grd 7 & Up:

Sing 2nd Sunday @ 5:30PM

SACRAMENT OF HOLY 

CONFIRMATION 

Mass & Session 1 

This Coming Wednesday, October 

10 @ 7PM 

All Candidates for Confirmation must 

attend Mass & Session

FAMILY ENRICHMENT RETREAT

Families of St JXXIII Parish You are Invited to a Family

Enrichment Retreat

Saturday, November 3, 2018

Begins with Mass @ 9AM until 4PM in Parish Hall

Interested Families please register with CWL no later

than October 21

Cost: Free

Simple lunch will be served

To register: Call Elaine Shaver 647-713-1198

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Parish Sunday Bulletin

            27th Sunday In Ordinary Time  

October 7, 2018 

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

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VOCATIONS

Matrimony  -  a  beautiful  vocation  so  misused  today.
Celibacy - a beautiful gift so misunderstood today.
Whether
we do God’s work in pairs or as a single person in ministry or
in a community, we do God’s work because He calls us. If you
feel  God  is  calling  you  to  a  Church  vocation,  call  Fr.  Chris
Lemieux,  Vocation  Director,  Archdiocese  of  Toronto
416-968-0997

vocations@archtoronto.org

www.vocationstoronto.ca

SMILE

Television Psalm

The TV is my Shepherd, I shall not want anything else.


It maketh me to lie down on the sofa.


It leadeth me away from the Scripture.


It destroyeth my soul.


It leadeth me in the paths of sex and violence for the sponsors

sake.


Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I

will enjoy the evil, for blood and sex, they excite me. It

prepares a filthy commercial before me in the presence of my

children.


It anoints my head with humanism. My coveting runneth over.


Surely laziness and ignorance shall follow my family all the

days of our lives,


and we shall dwell in the house watching TV forever.

PRAY FOR THE OCTOBER

MISSION INTENTION

Evangelization – The Mission of Religious

That consecrated religious men and women may rouse

themselves, and be present among the poor, the

marginalized, and those who have no voice.

NOVENA TO ST POPE JOHN XXIII

Patron Saint of Our Parish

Begins October 5 & Ends October 13

Novena is recited 15 Minutes before the Weekday Masses

On Sunday, Oct 14, Novena will be recited during the Holy Hour—4-5PM

FEAST DAY: Sat/Sun Oct 14

We will celebrate with Fine Dining in the Hall after all Masses

BUNDLE UP SUNDAY

For the Society of St Vincent dePaul

Truck will be in our carpark on weekend of Oct 13—14

ACCEPTING

All Clothing

(any condition)

All Footwear

(any condition)

Bedding

(Any condition)

Drapery/Towels

Toys

(new or nearly new)

DON’T ACCEPT

Books

(any kind)

Construction Material

(any condition)

Dishes
(any kind)

Furniture

(any condition)

Video/Audio Cassettes

BIRTHRIGHT

Volunteers Required

Birthright, a pro-life crisis pregnancy service, needs your help.
Volunteers,  men  and  women,  are  needed  to  assist  those
facing  an  unplanned  pregnancy,  to  provide  support  and
comfort as well as practical solutions. Training is provided. Do
you  have  time  to  offer  3  or  4  hours  a  week  in  a  life-saving
cause? Info: 416-469-1111 or toronto@birthright.org.

FIRST ANNUAL DAY

OF REFLECTION FOR MEN

Jesus Christ, Timeless Model for Men of Today

Presenter: Fr Seamus Hogan

St Augustine’s Seminary, 2661 Kingston Rd.,

Scarborough, M1M 1M3

—Saturday, October 13, 2018—

9:30Am—3PM (includes Mass in Chapel)

Cost $50 (lunch included)

Register online www.staugustines.on.ca

Information: 416-261-7207, ext 235 OR

layspiritualformation@sastoronto.org

COME & SEE WEEKEND

ST. AUGUSTINE'S SEMINARY

Weekend of November 2 - 4, 2018

Inviting  single  Catholic  men  17  years  and  older,  to
cultivate a deeper prayer life and relationship with Jesus
C h r i s t ;  l e a d i n g  t o

better  discernment  of

God’s  call  for  their

lives.  Time  for  prayer,

r e fl e c t i o n  a n d

information  on  the

p r o c e s s

o f

becoming  one  of

Christ’s disciples as a

Catholic priest. Please

register  online  at  www.vocationstoronto.ca.  For  more
info: 416-968-0997 or vocations@archtoronto.org.

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Parish Sunday Bulletin

            27th Sunday In Ordinary Time  

October 7, 2018 

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

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SAINTS OF THE WEEK

FEAST:  ST  JOHN  XXIII,  POPE—Thursday,  October  11
(transferred  to  Sunday, Oct  14):  Although  few  people  had
as great an impact on the 20th century as Pope John XXIII, he
avoided  the  limelight  as  much  as  possible.  Indeed,  one  writer
has  noted  that  his  “ordinariness”  seems  one  of  his  most
remarkable qualities.

The  firstborn  son  of  a  farming  family  in  Sotto  il  Monte,  near
Bergamo  in  northern  Italy,  Angelo  Giuseppe  Roncalli  was
always  proud  of  his  down-to-earth  roots.  In  Bergamo’s
diocesan seminary, he joined the Secular Franciscan Order.
After  his  ordination  in  1904,  Fr.  Roncalli  returned  to  Rome  for
canon  law  studies.  He  soon  worked  as  his  bishop’s  secretary,
Church history teacher in the seminary, and as publisher of the
diocesan paper.

His  service  as  a  stretcher-bearer  for  the  Italian  army  during
World War I gave him a firsthand knowledge of war. In 1921, Fr.
Roncalli  was  made  national  director  in  Italy  of  the Society  for
the  Propagation  of  the  Faith.  He  also  found  time  to  teach
patristics at a seminary in the Eternal City.

In 1925, he became a papal diplomat, serving first in Bulgaria,
then  in Turkey,  and  finally  in  France.  During World War  II,  he
became  well  acquainted  with  Orthodox  Church  leaders.  With
the  help  of  Germany’s  ambassador  to  Turkey,  Archbishop
Roncalli helped save an estimated 24,000 Jewish people.

Named a cardinal and appointed patriarch of Venice in 1953, he
was  finally  a  residential  bishop. A  month  short  of  entering  his
78th year, Cardinal Roncalli was elected pope, taking the name
John after his father and the two patrons of Rome’s cathedral,
St.  John  Lateran.  Pope  John  took  his  work  very  seriously  but
not  himself.  His  wit  soon  became  proverbial,  and  he  began
meeting  with  political  and  religious  leaders  from  around  the
world. In 1962, he was deeply involved in efforts to resolve the
Cuban missile crisis.

His  most  famous  encyclicals  were  Mother  and Teacher  (1961)
and  Peace  on  Earth  (1963).  Pope  John  XXIII  enlarged  the
membership  in  the  College  of  Cardinals  and  made  it  more
international.  At  his  address  at  the  opening  of  the  Second
Vatican Council,  he  criticized  the  “prophets  of  doom”  who  “in
these  modern  times  see  nothing  but  prevarication  and  ruin.”
Pope John XXIII  set  a  tone  for  the Council  when  he  said,  “The
Church has always opposed… errors. Nowadays, however, the
Spouse of Christ prefers to make use of the medicine of mercy
rather than that of severity.”

On his deathbed, Pope John said: “It is not that the gospel has
changed;  it  is  that  we  have  begun  to  understand  it  better.
Those  who  have  lived  as  long  as  I  have…were  enabled  to
compare  different  cultures  and  traditions,  and  know  that  the
moment  has  come  to  discern  the  signs  of  the  times,  to  seize
the opportunity and to look far ahead.” “Good Pope John” died
on  June  3,  1963.  Saint  John  Paul  II  beatified  him  in  2000,  and
Pope Francis canonized him in 2014.

Reflection: Throughout his life, Angelo Roncalli cooperated with
God’s grace, believing that the job at hand was worthy of his best

efforts. His sense of God’s providence made him the ideal person
to  promote  a  new  dialogue  with  Protestant  and  Orthodox
Christians,  as  well  as  with Jews  and  Muslims.  In  the  sometimes
noisy crypt of St. Peter’s Basilica, many people become silent on
seeing the simple tomb of Pope John XXIII, grateful for the gift of
his life and holiness. After his beatification, his tomb was moved
into the basilica itself.

TACLOBAN RECONSTRUCTION

After the Storm

Join us on Saturday, October 13th, 2018 at 6:30pm at the Lucie
& Thornton  Blackburn Theatre  @  80 Cooperage St., Toronto.
for  a  screening  of  the  documentary:  After  the  Storm  –  the
building  of  Pope  Francis  Village.  This  movie  follows  the
progress made in reconstruction efforts in Tacloban supported
by  Canadian  Catholics  through  Development  and  Peace
following Typhoon Haiyan. Tickets: $11 available at the door or
contact lstocking@devp.org

WARD 11: CATHOLIC SCHOOLS TRUSTEES

MEETING

Thursday, October 18 – 7:30 pm

St. Brigid’s Parish (300 Wolverleigh Blvd, between Coxwell and
Woodbine Ave. two blocks north of the Danforth) is hosting an
all-candidates meeting and discussion for the Catholic Trustee
position  in Ward  11  on Thursday, October  18th  at  7:30  pm  to
9:00 pm in the Church Hall. All are invited to attend.

St John XXIII School is in Ward 11 / Election Date: Oct 22

HUMANITARIAN RELIEF –INDONESIA &

PHILIPPINES

Those wishing to help may do so in the following ways:

• Online through the Archdiocese of Toronto website:

www.archtoronto.org

• By phone through the Development Office – 416-934-3411

• Through the parish, making cheques payable to:

Name of Parish – 2018 Philippines – Disaster Relief

OR Name of Parish – 2018 Indonesia – Disaster Relief

We offer our prayers for all those impacted by these natural

disasters. Thank you for your ongoing efforts to assist those in

crisis.

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Parish Sunday Bulletin

            27th Sunday In Ordinary Time  

October 7, 2018 

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

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This  Sunday’s  Readings:  Genesis  2:18–24;  Psalm
128:1–6; Hebrews 2:9–11; Mark 10:2–16

In today’s Gospel, the Pharisees try to trap Jesus with
a trick question.

The  “lawfulness”  of  divorce  in  Israel  was  never  an
issue.  Moses  had  long  ago  allowed  it  (see
Deuteronomy 24:1–4). But Jesus points His enemies
back  before  Moses,  to  “the  beginning,”  interpreting
the text we hear in today’s First Reading.

Divorce  violates  the  order  of  creation,  He  says.
Moses  permitted  it  only  as  a  concession  to  the
people’s “hardness of heart”—their inability to live by
God’s  covenant  Law.  But  Jesus  comes  to  fulfill  the
Law, to reveal its true meaning and purpose, and to
give people the grace to keep God’s commands.

Marriage,  He  reveals,  is  a  sacrament,  a  divine,  life-
giving sign. Through the union of husband and wife,
God intended to bestow His blessings on the human
family—making it fruitful, multiplying it until it filled
the earth (see Genesis 1:28).

That’s  why  today’s  Gospel  moves  so  easily  from  a
debate about marriage to Jesus’ blessing of children.
Children are blessings the Father bestows on couples
who walk in His ways, as we sing in today’s Psalm.

Marriage  also  is  a  sign  of  God’s  new  covenant.  As
today’s Epistle hints, Jesus is the new Adam—made a
little  lower  than  the  angels,  born  of  a  human  family
(see  Romans  5:14;  Psalm  8:5–7).  The  Church  is  the
new  Eve,  the  “woman”  born  of Christ’s  pierced  side
as  He  hung  in  the  sleep  of  death  on  the  cross  (see
John 19:34; Revelation 12:1–17).

Through  the  union  of Christ  and  the Church  as  “one
flesh,”  God’s  plan  for  the  world  is  fulfilled  (see
Ephesians  5:21–32).  Eve  was  “mother  of  all  the
living”  (see  Genesis  3:20).  And  in  Baptism,  we  are
made sons and daughters of the Church, children of
the Father, heirs of the eternal glory He intended for
the human family in the beginning.

The  challenge  for  us  is  to  live  as  children  of  the
kingdom,  growing  up  ever  more  faithful  in  our  love
and devotion to the ways of Christ and the teachings
of His Church.

“It Is Not Good That Man Should Be Alone”

God

Scott Hahn

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Parish Sunday Bulletin

            27th Sunday In Ordinary Time  

October 7, 2018 

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

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CATHOLIC ANSWERS

www.catholic.com

WHY DOES GOD ALLOW PERSECUTION?

Question
Why does God allow the persecution of innocents?
Answer
God  created  man  good,  in  his  image  and  likeness
(Gen.  1:26-27).  Our  first  parents  willfully  chose  to  rebel
against  God,  thereby  sinning  and  introducing  death  and
other  negative  consequences,  including  suffering,  into
man’s earthly existence (see CCC 396ff).

The  exercise  of  free  will  by  some  can  indeed  entail  the
persecution  of  the  innocent,  whether  ancient  Israel  under
the  oppressive  reign  of  Egypt  for  more  than  400  years,
Christians  and  others  in  the  Holy  Land  by  imperialist
Muslims  (which  precipitated  the Crusades),  and  the  killing
of millions of Jews and others during Hitler’s reign.

And yet God does not abandon us amidst such persecution.
He  sent  his  eternal  Son  to  redeem  and  save  us  (see  John
3:16-17). In addition, through his sacrifice of Calvary, Jesus
shows how suffering can be redemptive. Similarly, though
he does not actively will our sufferings, he can permit them
so  as  to  bring  about  a  greater  good  (see  Rom.  8:28),
including  the  opportunity  to  serve  the  persecuted  (see  1
Cor.  12:12-26,  Matt.  25:31-46)  and,  ultimately,  help  foster
our own ultimate eternal salvation.

Further,  as  noted  above,  the  persecution  of  the  innocent
can  result  in  their  unjust  killing,  as  it  did  for  the  Holy
Innocents  when  Herod  sought  to  seek  and  destroy  the
Christ Child (Matt. 2:16-18). And yet death did not have the
last  word  in  the  case  of  the  Holy  Innocents,  nor  will  it  for
others unjustly persecuted unto death. God is in charge and
will  ultimately  and  gloriously  vindicate  those  unjustly
persecuted.

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YOUTH MINISTRY
Upcoming Youth Events

Next God Squad Night: Social

Fri, Oct 12, 2018 from 6:00 - 8:00pm in the Parish hall.

Next Kids of the Cross Night: Social

Fri, Oct 19, 2018 from 6:00 - 8:00pm in the Parish hall.

CWL OF SAINT JOHN XXIII PRESENTS

2018 Raffle Tickets Sales Campaign

Supporting the Parishes’ Projects

Cost: $1 a ticket, a rim or bundle @ $20

Prizes: 1st prize-$1,000/2nd prize - $600 / 3rd prize - $400

Launch: Sat, June 23 after the 5:15 mass

Draw: Nov 2018, CWL 4th Annual Christmas Dinner &

Dance fund-raising event – TBA. Info: Veronica Gomez at

nonic11@yahoo.ca Lolita @lolitaperry@rogers.com or

(647)273-2147; or any fellow CWL member

THE PRECIOUS RELIC OF THE TRUE CROSS

Will visit St Maximilliam Kolbe Parish

(4260 Cawthra Rd., Mississauga)

Saturday, Oct 13, 2018. A Special Mass will be celebrated

by Bishop Wayne Kirkpatrick at 4PM, followed by the

adoration of Relic of True Cross of Christ

SHARELIFE UPDATE

Thank You for Living the Gospel!

Your generosity helped the 2018 parish campaign raise

$13,366,786 (million)

Our parish contribution: $11,515.55

JOIN THE KOLBE ‘KNOW YOUR FAITH’ SERIES

For a 5 week study on “THE GOSPEL ACCORDING TO ST

MATTHEW – Part I”.

Through prayer, study and informative DVDs deepen your
awareness of God’s merciful love in your own lives. Classes
begin  Tuesdays  October  16th,  7-9  p.m.  at  HOLY  CROSS
PARISH OR Saturdays October 20th, 9:45 a.m. to noon at
Blessed Trinity Parish. Info: www.kolbeapostolate.com

ST MICHAEL’S COLLEGE SCHOOL

Is now considering applications for September 2019

Our School is the only independent Catholic school for

boys from Grade 7 to 12. Open Houses for interested

parents and their sons will be held on Thurs, Oct 18 &

Tues, Oct 23: 7:30PM-9:30PM. Location: 1515 Bathurst St

(at St Clair Av West). While St Michael’s is an dependent

school we offer a generous bursary programme that

provides financial aid to qualifying students.

9th Annual Mass to End Woman Abuse

October 18 - 7 p.m.

St. Edward the Confessor Catholic Church

75 Churchill Avenue, North York

Catholic  Family  Services  of  Toronto  and  St.  Edward  the
Confessor  Parish  (75  Churchill  Avenue,  North  York)  and
their  CWL  Council  will  host  the  9th Annual  Mass  to  End
Woman Abuse on Thurs, Oct 18 at 7PM. This annual event
hopes  to  raise  awareness  about  abuse  of  women  and
girls.  Prior  to  the  Mass,  brief  presentations  will  be  made
about our Violence Against Women programs. After Mass,
there  will  be  a  gathering  with  light  refreshments  in  the
Church Hall. We invite you to join us as we take action in
t h e  fi g h t  t o  e n d  w o m e n  a b u s e .  I n f o :  e m a i l
info@cfstoronto.comor call 416-921-1163.

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Parish Sunday Bulletin

            27th Sunday In Ordinary Time  

October 7, 2018 

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Parish Sunday Bulletin

            27th Sunday In Ordinary Time  

October 7, 2018 

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

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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 full meal. One or
two smaller 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

"All Catholics at 15 are bound by the law of
abstinence; all 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 all the Fridays of the
year (except Feasts) in commemoration of

our Saviour’s death.

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Parish Sunday Bulletin

            27th Sunday In Ordinary Time  

October 7, 2018 

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

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