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Parish Sunday Bulletin

            23rd Sunday In Ordinary Time  

September 9 , 2018 

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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

SACRAMENT OF HOLY CONFIRMATION 

GRADE 7 & UP 

Registration 

Takes Place This Month Of September. Parents/Guardians Please Call Office 

For Appointment With Fr Simon 

Bring To Appointment 

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

$34 For YouCat Bible. 

Mass Attendance 

Confirmand Must Attend Mass Every Sunday 

Sponsor

  

Who Will Be The Sponsor For The Mass Of Confirmation?

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Parish Sunday Bulletin

            23rd Sunday In Ordinary Time  

September 9 , 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

CELEBRATING THE LITURGY OF THE CHURCH

233. Who acts in the liturgy?

In  the  liturgy  it  is  the  whole  Christ  (Christus  Totus)  who
acts, Head and Body. As our High Priest he celebrates with
his body, which is the Church in heaven and on earth.

234. Who celebrates the heavenly liturgy?

The  heavenly  liturgy  is  celebrated  by  the  angels,  by  the
saints  of  the  Old  and  New  Testament,  particularly  the
Mother  of God,  by  the Apostles,  by  the  martyrs,  and  by
the  “great  multitude  which  no  one  could  number  from
every nation, race, people, and tongue.” (Rev7:9). When we
celebrate the mystery of our salvation in the sacraments
we participate in this eternal liturgy.

235. How does the Church on earth celebrate the

liturgy?

The  Church  on  earth  celebrates  the  liturgy  as  a  priestly
people  in  which  each  one  acts  according  to  his  proper
function in the unity of the Holy Spirit. The baptized offer
themselves in a spiritual sacrifice; the ordained ministers
celebrate  according  to  the  Order  they  received  for  the
service of all the members of the Church; the bishops and
priests act in the Person of Christ the Head.

236. How is the liturgy celebrated?

The  celebration  of  the  liturgy  is  interwoven  with  signs
and symbols whose meaning is rooted in creation and in
human culture. It is determined by the events of the Old
Testament and is fully revealed in the Person and work of
Christ.

237. From where do the sacramental signs come?

Some come from created things (light, water, fire, bread,
wine,  oil);  others  come  from  social  life  (washing,
anointing,  breaking  of  bread). Still  others  come  from  the
history  of  salvation  in  the  Old  Covenant  (the  Passover
rites,  the  sacrifices,  the  laying  on  of  hands,  the
consecrations). These signs, some of which are normative
and unchangeable, were taken up by Christ and are made
the bearers of his saving and sanctifying action.

238. What is the link between the actions and the words

in the celebration of the sacraments?

Actions  and  words  are  very  closely  linked  in  the
celebration  of  the  sacraments.  Indeed,  even  if  the
symbolic actions are already in themselves a language, it is
necessary  that  the  words  of  the  rite  accompany  and  give
life  to  these  actions. The  liturgical  words  and  actions  are
inseparable both insofar as they are meaningful signs and
insofar as they bring about what they signify.

239. What are the criteria for the proper use of singing

and music in liturgical celebrations?

Since song and music are closely connected with liturgical
action  they  must  respect  the  following  criteria.  They
should  conform  to Catholic  doctrine  in  their  texts,  drawn
preferably  from  Sacred  Scripture  and  liturgical  sources.

They should be a beautiful expression of prayer. The music
should  be  of  a  high  quality.  Song  and  music  should
encourage  the  participation  of  the  liturgical  assembly.
They should express the cultural richness of the People of
God  and  the  sacred  and  solemn  character  of  the
celebration. “He who sings, prays twice” (Saint Augustine).

240. What is the purpose of holy images?

The  image  of  Christ  is  the  liturgical  icon  par  excellence.
Other  images,  representations  of  Our  Lady  and  of  the
Saints,  signify  Christ  who  is  glorified  in  them.  They
proclaim  the  same Gospel  message  that Sacred Scripture
communicates  by  the  word  and  they  help  to  awaken  and
nourish the faith of believers.

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 :

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

SAINT PIO COMES TO THE ARCHDIOCESE OF

TORONTO

Tuesday & Wednesday, September 18 & 19 at 8:30 am

St. Philip Neri Parish

2100 Jane St., Toronto

Come  to  venerate  the  official  relics  of  Saint  Pio  of
Pietrelcina  on  the  occasion  of  the  50th  commemoration
anniversary of his passing. A Mass in honour St. Padre Pio
will be celebrated on Tuesday, September 18 at 7:30 p.m.
For  information  about  the  public  veneration,  please  call
416-241-3101 or send an email to parish@stphilipneri.ca.

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Parish Sunday Bulletin

            23rd Sunday In Ordinary Time  

September 9 , 2018 

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CHALICE CHILDREN’S COLLECTION

Total for 2018/19 $000.00:

Next Collection is Sunday, September 23

MASS INTENTIONS

Mon, Sep 10, PM:

Intention of Marjorie Lacho

Tues Sep 11, 9AM:
    

+Joven Tabinga

Wed Sep 12, 7PM:
       

+Mariam & Vivian Maltese

Thurs Sep 13, 9AM
       

+Brigida Lauzon

Fri Sep 14, 7PM
       

Thanksgiving of Fernandes Family

Sat Sep 15, 9AM 
             Thnksg for 90th B-day of Porfiria Mabalhin
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Saturday, September 15
5:15PM: +Lourdina Figueiredo
Sunday, September 16
9AM:Thnksgv:LenitaEbora&EmmyLou Villanueva
12:15PM: +Emerenciana Labra
5:30PM: The Parishioners

VIGIL CANDLES

Sat, September 15—Friday, September 21

Sanctuary Tabernacle: +Elizado Congzon; Wdd Annv of

Gerry & Josie

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—$3,225

To break even weekly—$3,000 needed.

Kerala India—Flood Relief

$400 to date

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

Sacrament Of First Holy 

Communion  

Grade 2 & Up 

Registration 

Takes Place Next Month In 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

AMBRIES

Cost was $3744.

To date—Donations: $2486.

BBQ FUNDRAISER

Big Thank You Parishioners

Total sales + donations: $2215.65—Expenses: $692.53

MSG cash going in to treasury: $1523.12

HYMN BOOKS

Donated: $ 3,895.25

Cost: $6,000

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Parish Sunday Bulletin

            23rd Sunday In Ordinary Time  

September 9 , 2018 

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VOCATIONS

Did not God choose those who are poor in the eyes of

the world to be rich in faith and heirs of the Kingdom?
Count your blessings, then come and help others count

theirs too, as a priest, religious or deacon. If you feel you

have such a vocation, call Fr. Chris Lemieux, Vocation

Director, Archdiocese of Toronto 416-968-0997

vocations@archtoronto.org

www.vocationstoronto.ca

SMILE

Optimist:

A college student who opens his

wallet and expects to find money.

The Devil & The Saint

Two college students, Frank and Matt, are

riding on a New York City subway when

a beggar approaches them asking for spare change.

Frank adamantly rejects the man in disgust.

Matt, on the other hand, whips out his wallet, pulls out a

couple of singles and gladly hands them over to the

beggar with a smile. The beggar thanks him kindly and

then continues on to the other passengers.

Frank is outraged by his friend's act of

generosity. "What on earth did you do that for?" shouts

Frank. "You know he's only going to use it on drugs or

booze." Matt replies, "And we weren't?"

PRAY FOR THE SEPT MISSION INTENTION

Young People in Africa

That young people in Africa may have access to

education and work in their own countries.

A SUPPORT FOR THE NURSING

COMMUNITY


At the end of June, the Canadian chapter of the

National Association of Catholic Nurses officially

launched, with a Mass at the Newman Centre in

Toronto.

Below,  President-Elect  Helen  McGee,  explains  the
organization's mission…

1. What is the association's mission?
The  association  supports  and  strengthens  the
vocation  of  nurses  and  other  health  professionals
within  the  apostolic  tradition  of  the Catholic Church.
It invites health practitioners to anchor their personal
lives and professional practice in the Word, nourished
through the sacraments, and in witness to Christ….

2. How does membership benefit Canadian Catholic
nurses?

Our  association  links  Canadian  health  professionals
with  support  and  resources  that  promote  our
mission….
3. Why is fellowship important for Catholic nurses in
Canada at this time?

…Recent  developments,  such  as  legalizing  assisted
suicide in Canada, present urgent challenges in clinical
and  academic  settings.  Catholic  health  professionals
need  safe  spaces  and  support  to  deal  with  their
current isolation and moral distress.
4.  How  has  the  battle  over  conscience  rights
impacted nurses?

…The current battle over conscience rights shows that
we  need  the  support  of  colleagues,  prayer  and
participation in the sacraments to effectively navigate
academic and clinical settings.
5.  How  has  the  nursing  field  changed  for  Catholic
practitioners–  and  how  does  the  association
respond to these changes?
Nursing  practice  always  involves  moral  issues….  Our
association  supports  members  as  they  develop
effective  strategies  to  achieve  accommodation  of
their moral decisions and continue to care for patients
in  the  context  of  legal  but  morally  controversial
procedures.

For more information on NACN-Canada, or to become a
member, email nacn.canada@gmail.com.

CAPUCHIN FRANCISCAN DISCERNMENT

RETREAT

Saturday, Sep 15, 9AM at St. Philip Neri Parish

2100 Jane St., Toronto

The Capuchin Franciscan Friars invite young men from the

age of 18 to 40 to join them in discerning a religious and
priestly vocation. We will share our life as religious men,
following the spirit of St. Francis of Assisi, Padre Pio and

blessed Solanus Casey. If you are interested in joining us,

we look forward to meeting you.

CONTACT: Fr. Louis PHONE: 226-881-0065

EMAIL: friarlouiscap@yahoo.ca

NOVENA TO ST POPE JOHN XXIII

Patron Saint of Our Parish

Begins October 5 & Ends On October 13

Novena is recited 15 Minutes before the Weekday Masses

On Sunday, Nov 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

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Parish Sunday Bulletin

            23rd Sunday In Ordinary Time  

September 9 , 2018 

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FEASTS OF THE WEEK

FEAST:  THE  EXALTATION  OF  THE  HOLY  CROSS
Friday,  September  14
:  Early  in  the  fourth  century,
Saint  Helena,  mother  of  the  Roman  Emperor
Constantine, went to Jerusalem in search of the holy
places  of Christ’s  life. She  razed  the  second-century
Temple  of Aphrodite,  which  tradition  held  was  built
over  the  Saviour’s  tomb,  and  her  son  built  the
Basilica  of  the  Holy  Sepulcher  on  that  spot.  During
the excavation, workers found three crosses. Legend
has it that the one on which Jesus died was identified
when its touch healed a dying woman.

The  cross  immediately  became  an  object  of
veneration.  At  a  Good  Friday  celebration  in
Jerusalem  toward  the  end  of  the  fourth  century,
according to an eyewitness, the wood was taken out
of its silver container and placed on a table together
with  the  inscription  Pilate  ordered  placed  above
Jesus’  head: Then  “all  the  people  pass  through  one
by  one;  all  of  them  bow  down,  touching  the  cross
and  the  inscription,  first  with  their  foreheads,  then
with  their  eyes;  and,  after  kissing  the  cross,  they
move on.”

To  this  day,  the  Eastern  Churches,  Catholic  and
Orthodox  alike,  celebrate  the  Exaltation  of  the  Holy
Cross on the September anniversary of the basilica’s
dedication.  The  Emperor  Heraclius  recovered  the
cross from the Persians, who had carried it off in 614.
According  to  the  story,  the  emperor  intended  to
carry the cross back into Jerusalem himself, but was
unable to move forward until he took off his imperial
garb and became a barefoot pilgrim.

Reflection: The cross is today the universal image of
Christian belief. Countless generations of artists have
turned  it  into  a  thing  of  beauty  to  be  carried  in
procession or worn as jewelry. To the eyes of the first
Christians,  it  had  no  beauty
.  It  stood  outside  too
many  city  walls,  decorated  only  with  decaying
corpses,  as  a  threat  to  anyone  who  defied  Rome’s

authority—including Christians who refused sacrifice
to Roman gods.

MEMORIAL:  OUR  LADY  OF  SORROWS—Saturday,
September  15:  
For  a  while  there  were  two  feasts  in
honour  of  the Sorrowful  Mother:  one  going  back  to
the 15th century, the other to the 17th century. For a
while both were celebrated by the universal Church:
one  on  the  Friday  before  Palm Sunday,  the  other  in
September.

The  principal  biblical  references  to  Mary’s  sorrows
are  in  Luke  2:35  and  John  19:26-27.  The  Lucan
passage  is  Simeon’s  prediction  about  a  sword
piercing  Mary’s  soul;  the  Johannine  passage  relates
Jesus’  words  from  the  cross  to  Mary  and  to  the
beloved disciple.

Many  early  Church  writers  interpret  the  sword  as
Mary’s  sorrows,  especially  as  she  saw  Jesus  die  on
the  cross.  Thus,  the  two  passages  are  brought
together as prediction and fulfillment.

Saint Ambrose in particular sees Mary as a sorrowful
yet  powerful  figure  at  the  cross.  Mary  stood
fearlessly at the cross while others fled. Mary looked
on  her Son’s  wounds  with  pity,  but  saw  in  them  the
salvation  of  the  world.  As  Jesus  hung  on  the  cross,
Mary did not fear to be killed, but offered herself to
her persecutors.

Reflection:  John’s  account  of  Jesus’  death  is  highly
symbolic.  When  Jesus  gives  the  beloved  disciple  to
Mary, we are invited to appreciate Mary’s role in the
Church:  She  symbolizes  the  Church;  the  beloved
disciple  represents  all  believers.  As  Mary  mothered
Jesus,  she  is  now  mother  to  all  his  followers.
Furthermore,  as  Jesus  died,  he  handed  over  his
Spirit.  Mary  and  the  Spirit  cooperate  in  begetting
new  children  of  God—almost  an  echo  of  Luke’s
account  of  Jesus’  conception.  Christians  can  trust
that  they  will  continue  to  experience  the  caring
presence  of  Mary  and  Jesus’  Spirit  throughout  their
lives and throughout history.

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Parish Sunday Bulletin

            23rd Sunday In Ordinary Time  

September 9 , 2018 

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This Sunday’s Readings: Isaiah 35:4–7; Psalm 146:7–
10; James 2:1–5; Mark 7:31–37

The  incident  in  today’s  Gospel  is  recorded  only  by
Mark. The key line is what the crowd says at the end:
“He  has  done  all  things  well.”  In  the  Greek,  this
echoes the creation story, recalling that God saw all
the things he had done and declared them good (see
Genesis 1:31).

Mark also deliberately evokes Isaiah’s promise, which
we  hear  in  today’s  First  Reading  that God  will  make
the  deaf  hear  and  the  mute  speak.  He  even  uses  a
Greek  word  to  describe  the  man’s  condition
(mogilalon,  or  “speech  impediment”)  that’s  only
found  in  one  other  place  in  the  Bible—in  the  Greek
translation  of  today’s  Isaiah  passage,  where  the
prophet describes the “dumb” singing.

The  crowd  recognizes  that  Jesus  is  doing  what  the
prophet  had  foretold.  But  Mark  wants  us  to  see
something  far  greater—that,  to  use  the  words  from
today’s First Reading: “Here is your God.”

Notice how personal and physical the drama is in the
Gospel. Our focus is drawn to a hand, a finger, ears, a
tongue,  spitting.  In  Jesus,  Mark  shows  us,  God  has
truly come in the flesh.

What  He  has  done  is  to  make  all  things  new,  a  new
creation (see Revelation 21:1–5). As Isaiah promised,
He has made the living waters of baptism flow in the
desert  of  the  world.  He  has  set  captives  free  from
their sins, as we sing in today’s Psalm. He has come
that  rich  and  poor  might  dine  together  in  the
Eucharistic feast, as James tells us in today’s Epistle.

He has done for each of us what He did for that deaf
mute.  He  has  opened  our  ears  to  hear  the Word  of
God,  and  loosed  our  tongues  that  we  might  sing
praises to Him.

Let us then, in the Eucharist, again give thanks to our
glorious  Lord  Jesus  Christ.  Let  us  say  with  Isaiah,
here is our God, He comes to save us. Let us be rich
in faith, that we might inherit the kingdom promised
to those who love Him.

“He Makes The Deaf To Hear And The

Dumb To Speak”

St Mark

Scott Hahn

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Parish Sunday Bulletin

            23rd Sunday In Ordinary Time  

September 9 , 2018 

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CATHOLIC ANSWERS

www.catholic.com

WHY DO WE PRAISE GOD?

Question
Why do we praise God?
Answer
Imagine  someone  who  never  grew  up  being  told  to  say
thank  you.  Such  a  person  would  never  be  really  be
appreciative  of  anything  he  received  in  life  because  he
would  simply  expect  it  to  be  done.  He  would  have  no
appreciation for the hard work, sacrifices, or generosity of
others. And while others might simply shrug off his lack of
appreciation,  he  missing  out  on  a  part  of  life  that  comes
from appreciating others and being grateful for what we
receive.

The  Prefaces  for  the  Eucharistic  Prayers
speaks well when it states:
Priest:  Let  us  give  thanks  to  the  Lord  our
God.
People: It is right and just.

We  give  praise  first  and  foremost  because  it  is  right  to
praise  God's  goodness.  After  all,  God  could  be  less
merciful and still be perfectly just.

The  praise  we  give  to God  is  partly  our  just  duty  to God
but also helps to keep us mindful of God's goodness and
love.

As the Preface IV for weekdays states:
For, although you have no need of our praise,
yet our thanksgiving is itself your gift,
since  our  praises  add  nothing  to  your
greatness,
but profit us for salvation . . .

If we fail to appreciate God's goodness and mercy and fail
to grasp his generosity in our lives, we stunt our spiritual
growth. We would risk falling into the sin of presumption
and losing our salvation.

CAN ANYONE ACHIEVE HEROIC VIRTUE?

Question
Can anyone achieve heroic virtue?
Answer
Jesus  reminds  in  Scripture  that  “with  God  all  things  are
possible”  (Mat19:26).  Of  course,  we  must  cooperate  with
God’s  grace.  In  the  Sermon  on  the  Mount  (Mat  5-7),  Jesus
provides  us  with  a  blueprint  for  holiness,  without  which
heroic virtue cannot be attained.

Indeed, if heroic virtue is to be attained, we must strive to
“seek  first  [God’s]  kingdom  and  his  righteousness”  (Mat6:33),
realizing, as St. Paul proclaims, that we “can do all things in
him  who  strengthens  me”  (2Cor12:8-10).  In  the  process,  Jesus
reminds  us,  we  must  exercise  radically  childlike  faith,
because  the  road  to  eternal  life  is  narrow  and  hard
(Mat7:13-14). So we must be committed, like a great athlete, to
undergo  redemptive  suffering  so  that  our  virtue  may  be
refined,  realizing  that  God’s  “power  is  made  perfect  in
weakness” (2Cor. 12:8-10). And, as we progress in virtue, we will
increasingly  attain  the  incomparable  peace  of  Christ  that

YOUTH MINISTRY

Announcements

Welcome back to the new school year. I hope everyone has

enjoyed the summer break. Looking forward to seeing

everyone and introducing you to baby Luke. Praying for

the Lord’s peace and joy on our ministry this year, excited

to see God’s work in our lives as we begin a fresh start

together.

New Series from Formed: Who am I to judge?

We are living in a relativistic culture. Society tends to say

that there is no absolute right or wrong for everyone.

Some here may agree with that statement, while others

may accept that there is a moral standard, but struggle to

convincingly explain that moral conviction to others. Many

of us likely shy away from the topic of morality out of fear

of offending others or being labelled “intolerant.” We are

all affected daily by this relativistic worldview. Join us for a

powerful 8-part series called Who Am I to Judge? where we

will answer the question: How do we talk about morality in

a world that no longer believes in truth?

Upcoming Youth Events

Next God Squad Night: Lesson

Friday, September 14, 2018 from 6:00 - 8:00pm in the

Parish hall.

Next Kids of the Cross Night: Lesson

Friday, September 21, 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

RETROUVAILLE WEEKEND: HELP FOR

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Parish Sunday Bulletin

            23rd Sunday In Ordinary Time  

September 9 , 2018 

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September 9 , 2018 

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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

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