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Parish Sunday Bulletin

            26th Sunday In Ordinary Time  

September 30, 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

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Parish Sunday Bulletin

            26th Sunday In Ordinary Time  

September 30, 2018 

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

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CATECHISM OF THE CATHOLIC CHURCH 

Part Two

The Celebration of the Christian Mystery

241. What is the center of the liturgical season?

The  center  of  the  liturgical  season  is Sunday  which  is  the
foundation and kernel of the entire liturgical year and has
its  culmination  in  the  annual  celebration  of  Easter,  the
feast of feasts.

242. What is the function of the liturgical year?

In  the  liturgical  year  the  Church  celebrates  the  whole
mystery  of  Christ  from  his  Incarnation  to  his  return  in
glory. On  set  days  the Church  venerates  with  special  love
the  Blessed Virgin  Mary,  the  Mother  of  God. The  Church
also  keeps  the  memorials  of  saints  who  lived  for  Christ,
who suffered with him, and who live with him in glory.

243. What is the Liturgy of the Hours?

The Liturgy of the Hours, which is the public and common
prayer of the Church, is the prayer of Christ with his body,
the Church. Through the Liturgy of the Hours the mystery
of  Christ,  which  we  celebrate  in  the  Eucharist,  sanctifies
and  transforms  the  whole  of  each  day.  It  is  composed
mainly  of  psalms,  other  biblical  texts,  and  readings  from
the Fathers and spiritual masters.

244. Does the Church need places in order to celebrate

the liturgy?

The  worship  “in  spirit  and  truth”  (John  4:24)  of  the  New
Covenant  is  not  tied  exclusively  to  any  place  because
Christ  is  the  true  temple  of  God. Through  him  Christians
and  the  whole Church  become  temples  of  the  living God
by the action of the Holy Spirit. Nonetheless, the people of
God  in  their  earthly  condition  need  places  in  which  the
community can gather to celebrate the liturgy.

245. What are sacred buildings?

They  are  the  houses  of God,  a  symbol  of  the Church  that
lives  in  that  place  as  well  as  of  the  heavenly  Jerusalem.
Above  all  they  are  places  of  prayer  in  which  the  Church
celebrates  the  Eucharist  and  worships Christ  who  is  truly
present in the tabernacle.

246. What are the privileged places inside sacred

buildings?

They  are:  the  altar,  the  tabernacle,  the  place  where  the
sacred Chrism and other holy oils are kept, the chair of the
bishop  (cathedra)  or  the  chair  of  the  priest,  the  ambo
(lectern), the baptismal font, and the confessional.

ADORATION OF OUR LORD IN THE

BLESSED SACRAMENT

Takes place in the Adoration Chapel

E v e r y  F r i d a y :

9 A M  t o  6 P M ,

concludes  with

evening  prayer

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

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

            26th Sunday In Ordinary Time  

September 30, 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 1, PM:

Thanksgiving by Nida

Tues Oct 2, 9AM:
    

+Fr Peter Coughlin

Wed Oct 3, 7PM:
       

+Ernesto & Remigio Bustos

Thurs Oct 4, 9AM
       

Intention of Mary Francis

Fri Oct 5, 7PM
       

Thanksgiving in Honour of St Therese

Sat Oct 6, 9AM 
             +Joselito Garcia
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Saturday, October 6
5:15PM: Safe Travel: Fely & Pet
Sunday, October 7
9AM: Thanksgiving by Alon Family
12:15PM:+Caridad Palconit& Rowena Palconit 

Thnksgv

5:30PM: The Parishioners

VIGIL CANDLES

Sat, October 6—Friday, October 12

Sanctuary Tabernacle: +Renato Lazaga

Chapel Tabernacle: Lazaga Family

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—$3,119.55

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/: 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

AMBRIES

Cost was $3744.

To date—Donations: $2486.

SACRAMENT OF HOLY 

CONFIRMATION 

Enrolment 

This Coming Sunday, October 7 @ 

12:15PM 

All Candidates for Confirmation 

must attend this Mass

HYMN BOOKS

Donated: $ 3,996.10

Cost: $6,000

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 4:30PM 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

            26th Sunday In Ordinary Time  

September 30, 2018 

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

                                                                               !4

VOCATIONS

Today's readings speak of the gifts of prophesy and of

casting out demons.

If you feel that God is calling you with the gift to be a

priest, religious, or permanent deacon, call Fr. Chris
Lemieux, Vocation Director, Archdiocese of Toronto

416-968-0997

vocations@archtoronto.org

www.vocationstoronto.ca

SMILE

Marriage Bliss

My wife accused me of being immature. I told her to get

out of my fort!

The other day, my wife asked me to pass her lipstick but I

accidentally passed her a glue stick. She still isn't talking to

me.

Wife: "In my dream, I saw you in a jewelry store and you

bought me a diamond ring."

Husband: "I had the same dream and I saw your dad

paying the bill.”

A man admitted he lied on his income tax return: he listed

himself as the head of the household!

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  l i f e - s a v i n g  c a u s e ?  I n f o :  4 1 6 - 4 6 9 - 1 1 1 1  o r
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

            26th Sunday In Ordinary Time  

September 30, 2018 

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

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SAINTS OF THE WEEK

MEMORIAL: ST THERESE OF THE CHILD JESUS, VIRGIN
& DOCTOR
—Monday, October 1
: “I prefer the monotony of
obscure  sacrifice  to  all  ecstasies. To  pick  up  a  pin  for  love  can
convert a soul.”

These  are  the  words  of  Thérèse  of  Lisieux,  a  Carmelite  nun
called the “Little Flower,” who lived a cloistered life of obscurity
in the convent of Lisieux, France. And her preference for hidden
sacrifice  did  indeed  convert  souls.  Few  saints  of God  are  more
popular than this young nun. Her autobiography, The Story of a
Soul,  is  read  and  loved  throughout  the  world. Thérèse  Martin
entered the convent at the age of 15 and died in 1897 at the age
of 24.

Life  in  a  Carmelite  convent  is  indeed  uneventful  and  consists
mainly  of  prayer  and  hard  domestic  work.  But  Thérèse
possessed that holy insight that redeems the time, however dull
that  time  may  be.  She  saw  in  quiet  suffering  a  redemptive
suffering, suffering that was indeed her apostolate. Thérèse said
she  came  to  the  Carmel  convent  “to  save  souls  and  pray  for
priests.”  And  shortly  before  she  died,  she  wrote:  “I  want  to
spend my heaven doing good on earth.”

Thérèse was canonized in 1925. On October 19, 1997, Pope John
Paul II proclaimed her a Doctor of the Church, the third woman
to be so recognized in light of her holiness and the influence of
her  teaching  on  spirituality  in  the  Church.  Her  parents,  Louis
and Zélie, were beatified in 2008, and canonized in 2015.

Reflection: Thérèse  has  much  to  teach  our  age  of  the

image, the appearance, the “self.” We have become a dangerously
self-conscious  people,  painfully  aware  of  the  need  to  be  fulfilled,
yet  knowing  we  are  not. Thérèse,  like  so  many  saints,  sought  to
serve others, to do something outside herself, to forget herself in
quiet acts of love. She is a great examples of the gospel paradox
that we gain our life by losing it, and that the seed that falls to the
ground must die in order to live.

MEMORIAL: THE HOLY GURADIAN ANGELS—Tuesday,
October 2: Perhaps no aspect of Catholic piety is as comforting
to  parents  as  the  belief  that  an  angel  protects  their  little  ones
from  dangers  real  and  imagined. Yet  guardian  angels  are  not
only  for  children.  Their  role  is  to  represent  individuals  before
God,  to  watch  over  them  always,  to  aid  their  prayer,  and  to
present their souls to God at death.

The  concept  of  an  angel  assigned  to  guide  and  nurture  each
human  being  is  a  development  of  Catholic  doctrine  and  piety
based on Scripture but not directly drawn from it. Jesus’ words
in Matthew 18:10 best support the belief: “See that you do not
despise one of these little ones, for I say to you that their angels
in heaven always look upon the face of my heavenly Father.”

Devotion  to  the  angels  began  to  develop  with  the  birth  of  the
monastic  tradition.  Saint  Benedict  gave  it  impetus  and  Saint
Bernard of Clairvaux, the great 12th-century reformer, was such
an  eloquent  spokesman  for  the  guardian  angels  that  angelic
devotion assumed its current form in his day. A feast in honor of
the  guardian  angels  was  first  observed  in  the  16th  century.  In
1615, Pope Paul V added it to the Roman calendar.

Reflection:  Devotion  to  the  angels  is,  at  base,  an

expression  of  faith  in  God’s  enduring  love  and  providential  care
extended to each person day in and day out.

MEMORIAL: ST FRANCIS OF ASSISI—Thursday, October
4:  Francis  of Assisi  was  a  poor  little  man  who  astounded  and
inspired  the  Church  by  taking  the  gospel  literally—not  in  a
narrow fundamentalist sense, but by actually following all that
Jesus said and did, joyfully, without limit, and without a sense of
self-importance.

Serious illness brought the young Francis to see the emptiness
of his frolicking life as leader of Assisi’s youth. Prayer—lengthy
and  difficult—led  him  to  a  self-emptying  like  that  of  Christ,
climaxed  by  embracing  a  leper  he  met  on  the  road.  It
symbolized  his  complete  obedience  to  what  he  had  heard  in
prayer:  “Francis!  Everything  you  have  loved  and  desired  in  the
flesh it is your duty to despise and hate, if you wish to know my
will. And  when  you  have  begun  this,  all  that  now  seems  sweet
and lovely to you will become intolerable and bitter, but all that
you  used  to  avoid  will  turn  itself  to  great  sweetness  and
exceeding joy.” From the cross in the neglected field-chapel of
San Damiano, Christ told him, “Francis, go out and build up my
house, for it is nearly falling down.” Francis became the totally
poor and humble workman.

During  the  last  years  of  his  relatively  short  life,  he  died  at  44,
Francis  was  half  blind  and  seriously  ill.  Two  years  before  his
death he received the stigmata, the real and painful wounds of
Christ in his hands, feet and side. On his deathbed, Francis said
over and over again the last addition to his Canticle of the Sun,
“Be praised, O Lord, for our Sister Death.” He sang Psalm 141,
and  at  the  end  asked  his  superior’s  permission  to  have  his
clothes removed when the last hour came in order that he could
expire lying naked on the earth, in imitation of his Lord.

Reflection: Francis of Assisi was poor only that he might

be Christ-like. He recognized creation as another manifestation of
the beauty of God. In 1979, he was named patron of ecology. He
did  great  penance—apologizing  to  “Brother  Body”  later  in  life—
that  he  might  be  totally  disciplined  for  the  will  of  God.  Francis’
poverty  had  a  sister,  Humility,  by  which  he  meant  total
dependence  on  the  good  God.  But  all  this  was,  as  it  were,
preliminary  to  the  heart  of  his  spirituality:  living  the  gospel  life,
summed up in the charity of Jesus and perfectly expressed in the
Eucharist.

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Parish Sunday Bulletin

            26th Sunday In Ordinary Time  

September 30, 2018 

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

                                                                               !6

This  Sunday’s  Readings:  Numbers  11:25–29;  Psalm
19:8,10,12–14; James 5:1–6; Mark 9:38–48

Today’s  Gospel  begins  with  a  scene  that  recalls  a
similar  moment  in  the  history  of  Israel,  the  episode
recalled  in  today’s  First  Reading. The  seventy  elders
who receive God’s Spirit through Moses prefigure the
ministry of the apostles.

Like  Joshua  in  the  First  Reading,  John  makes  the
mistake  of  presuming  that  only  a  select  few  are
inspired  and  entrusted  to  carry  out God’s  plans. The
Spirit  blows  where  it  wills  (see  John  3:8),  and  God
desires to bestow His Spirit on all the people of God,
in every nation under heaven (see Acts 2:5, 38).

God  can  and  will  work  mighty  deeds  through  the
most  unexpected  and  unlikely  people.  All  of  us  are
called to perform even our most humble tasks, such
as giving a cup of water, for the sake of His name and
the cause of His kingdom.

John believes he is protecting the purity of the Lord’s
name.  But,  really,  he’s  only  guarding  his  own
privilege  and  status.  It’s  telling  that  the  Apostles
want  to  shut  down  the  ministry  of  an  exorcist.

Authority  to  drive  out  demons  and  unclean  spirits
was  one  of  the  specific  powers  entrusted  to  the
Twelve (see Mark 3:14–15; 6:7, 13).

Cleanse  me  from  my  unknown  faults,  we  pray  in
today’s  Psalm. Often,  like Joshua  and John,  perhaps
without  noticing  it,  we  cloak  our  failings  and  fears
under the guise of our desire to defend Christ or the
Church.

But  as  Jesus  says  today,  instead  of  worrying  about
who  is  a  real  Christian  and  who  is  not,  we  should
make sure that we ourselves are leading lives worthy
of our calling as disciples (see Ephesians 1:4).

Does  the  advice  we  give,  or  the  example  of  our
actions,  give  scandal—causing  others  to  doubt  or
lose faith? Do we do what we do with mixed motives
instead  of  seeking  only  the  Father’s  will?  Are  we
living,  as  this  Sunday’s  Epistle  warns,  for  our  own
luxury and pleasure, and neglecting our neighbours?

We need to keep meditating on His Law, as we sing
in  today’s  Psalm.  We  need  to  pray  for  the  grace  to
detect our failings and to overcome them.

“Whoever Is Not Against Us Is For Us”

Jesus

Scott Hahn

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Parish Sunday Bulletin

            26th Sunday In Ordinary Time  

September 30, 2018 

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

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CATHOLIC ANSWERS

www.catholic.com

WHY DOES JESUS NOT WANT TALK OF HIS

MIRACLES?

Question
Why does Jesus say not to tell of his miracle in Mark
1: 43-44 but says to tell in Mark 5:18-20?
Answer
There  is  no  definitive  answer  as  to  why  in  some
situations  Jesus  instructed  the  healed  person  to  tell
others  and  in  others  not  to  tell. Context  is  probably
the most important clue. However, he did not want it
known that he was the Messiah since many in Israel
were expecting a political Messiah not the Saviour.

The  most  common-sense  answer  is  practical
concerns.  Many  times  in  the  Gospels  after  Jesus
performs a miracle of healing, crowds gather around
him,  making  it  nearly  impossible  for  him  to  move
around (Matt. 8:18, Mark 1:45).

Mark  1  tells  of  a  leper  who  is  cured.  Jesus  instructs
him  to  not  to  tell  anyone  but  to  go  immediately  to
the  priests  and  perform  the  prescribed  cleansing.
Jesus  wants  the  priests  to  be  the  first  to  hear  of  the
miracle.  This  was  to  be  proof  for  the  priests  of  the
legitimacy  of  Jesus'  ministry.  Perhaps  Jesus  did  not
want  the  man  to  tell  anyone  because  Jesus  did  not
want his enemies among the priests to have time to
prepare  a  counterargument  to  the  miracle.  If  they
knew  ahead  of  time  that  the  man  was  coming,  they
could  conspire  to  cast  doubt  on  the  story  or  its
details.

In  Mark  5,  Jesus  heals  a  possessed  man.  Jesus  does
not instruct the man to tell everyone but simply to go
home  and  share  the  joy  with  his  family. This  is  not
e s p e c i a l l y  s u r p r i s i n g  a n d  s e e m s  q u i t e
straightforward.

SHOULDN'T THE EUCHARIST HEAL PEOPLE?

Question
If the Eucharist is really Christ, shouldn't it heal sick or
wounded people who receive it?
Answer
Not necessarily. By that reasoning, the sacrament of
baptism should accomplish the same thing, because
we receive God in his divinity—Father, Son, and Holy
Spirit—in  receiving  baptism.  And  while  baptism
washes  away  our  sins  and  gives  us  the  gift  of

sanctifying grace—and there is nothing greater than
that—the healing of sick or wounded people typically
doesn’t accompany reception of baptism.

Similarly, in the Eucharist, we receive Jesus Christ in
his  divinity  as  well  as  his  glorified  body,  blood,  soul,
and  divinity,  but  physical  healings  don’t  typically
accompany  reception  of  the  Eucharist.  And  yet,
again,  we  receive  an  increase  of  sanctifying  grace
and  grow  closer  to  our  Lord  Jesus,  and  so  we  truly
experience a foretaste of heaven.

YOUTH MINISTRY
Upcoming Youth Events

Next God Squad Night: Service

Friday, September 28, 2018 from 6:00 - 8:00pm in the

Parish hall.

Next Kids of the Cross Night: Service

Friday, October 5, 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

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Parish Sunday Bulletin

            26th Sunday In Ordinary Time  

September 30, 2018 

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

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Parish Sunday Bulletin

            26th Sunday In Ordinary Time  

September 30, 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

            26th Sunday In Ordinary Time  

September 30, 2018 

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

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