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Parish Sunday Bulletin

                   1st Sunday of Advent                     December 1, 2019 

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SAINT JOHN XXIII PARISH 

Pastor: (Rev) Simon deGale; Secretary: Ms 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/

ShareLife: https://

www.sharelife.org/Public/

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

EUCHARISTIC MIRACLES OF THE WORLD EXHIBIT

Friday, December 6 to Friday, December 13: 5PM—9PM

Our Lady of the Assumption Parish

2565 Bathurst St., Toronto

Please join us as we host the Vatican approved Eucharistic Miracles of the

World Exhibit. The exhibit, which was designed and created by Venerable

Carlo Acutis, features panels that each tell the story of a Eucharistic

miracle and allow you to “virtually visit” the places where those miracles

took place.

PHONE: 416-787-4547

WEB: https://olassumptionto.archtoronto.org/

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CATECHISM OF THE CATHOLIC CHURCH 

THE PROFESSION OF FAITH

“The Creed”

THE FALL

73. How should we understand the reality of sin?

Sin  is  present  in  human  history. This  reality  of  sin  can  be
understood clearly only in the light of divine revelation and
above all in the light of Christ the Saviour of all. Where sin
abounded, he made grace to abound all the more.

74. What was the fall of the angels?

This  expression  indicates  that  Satan  and  the  other
demons, about which Sacred Scripture and the Tradition of
the Church speak, were angels, created good by God. They
were,  however,  transformed  into  evil  because  with  a  free
and irrevocable choice they rejected God and his Kingdom,
thus  giving  rise  to  the  existence  of  hell.  They  try  to
associate  human  beings  with  their  revolt  against  God.
However, God has wrought in Christ a sure victory over the
Evil One.

75. What was the first human sin?

When  tempted  by  the  devil,  the  first  man  and  woman
allowed trust in their Creator to die in their hearts. In their
disobedience  they  wished  to  become  “like  God”  but
without God and not in accordance with God (Genesis 3:5).
Thus, Adam and Eve immediately lost for themselves and
for all their descendants the original grace of holiness and
justice.

76. What is original sin?

Original  sin,  in  which  all  human  beings  are  born,  is  the
state  of  deprivation  of  original  holiness  and  justice.  It  is  a
sin “contracted” by us not “committed”; it is a state of birth
and not a personal act. Because of the original unity of all
human  beings,  it  is  transmitted  to  the  descendants  of
Adam  “not  by  imitation,  but  by  propagation”.  This
transmission  remains  a  mystery  which  we  cannot  fully
understand.

77. What other consequences derive from original sin?

In  consequence  of  original  sin  human  nature,  without
being totally corrupted, is wounded in its natural powers. It
is  subject  to  ignorance,  to  suffering,  and  to  the  dominion
of death and is inclined toward sin. This inclination is called
concupiscence.

78. After the first sin, what did God do?

After the first sin the world was inundated with sin but God
did  not  abandon  man  to  the  power  of  death.  Rather,  he
f o r e t o l d  i n  a  m y s t e r i o u s  w a y  i n  t h e
“Protoevangelium”  (Gen3:15)  that  evil  would  be  conquered
and that man would be lifted up from his fall. This was the
first  proclamation  of  the  Messiah  and  Redeemer.
Therefore,  the  fall  would  be  called  in  the  future  a  “happy
fault” because it “gained for us so great a Redeemer” (Liturgy
of the Easter Vigil).

OUR REFUGEE FAMILY

More Good News

Hello  father  simon,  I  have  a  good  news  for  you  this  morning
the  embassy  called  us,  they  gave  us  an  appointment  for
interview  on  4  December.  I  emailed  you  to  let  you  know.
Please pray for us. May our lord richly bless you all.

Sincerely,

Somayeh Ghafarian

Donations

GTA Iraqi Community: $5,000/Anonymous: $5,000;
Parishioners & Parish Fundraisers: $12,026.15; Parish
Bequests: $23,773.85; Parish Funds: $500 (processing fees)
Total: $46,300.00

THE REFUGEE COLLECTION

Monthly Second Collection

The purpose of this collection is to repay our parish savings
so  that  we  may  have  a  reserve  to  fall  back  on  if  we
e n c o u n t e r  a n y

e m e r g e n c i e s :

b r e a k d o w n  o f

equipment, etc. In this

way,  we  will  all  have

the  opportunity  to

contribute  to  towards

helping  this  family

suffering  and  exiled

from  their  homeland

because  of  their  faith

in Christ.

NEXT COLLECTION—SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 23

EVENT

DATE

TIME

Advent

Confessions

Wednesday,

December 18

7:30PM-9PM

Advent Holy

Hour

Sunday,

December 22

3:30PM-5PM

Christmas

Carols

Children’s Choir

Tuesday,

December 24

11:15PM-11:50PM

Christmas

Midnight Mass

Tuesday,

December 24

11:59PM

Christmas Day

Masses

Wednesday,

December 25

9AM & 12:15PM

St Steven’s Mass

Thursday,

December 26

10AM

Holy Hour Vigil

Tuesday,

December 31

5:45PM-6:45PM

Mary, Mother of

God Vigil Mass

Tuesday,

December 31

7PM

Mary, Mother of

God Masses

Wednesday,

January 1

9AM & 12:15PM

CHRISTMAS SCHEDULE

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                   1st Sunday of Advent                     December 1, 2019 

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CHALICE CHILDREN’S COLLECTION

SUSPENDED FOR REFUGEE COLLECTION

MASS INTENTIONS

Mon, December 2, 7PM:

+Maria E. Sabud

Tues, December 3, 9AM:

+Rosita Dacanay

Wed December 4, 7PM:
       

+Olivia Dizon

Thurs, December 5, 9AM:
       

+Estelita Labrador

Fri, December 6, 7PM
       

+Lourdina Figueiredo

Sat, December 7, 9AM 

+Maria Mamorno

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Saturday, December 7
5:15PM: +Salvacion Bentic
Sunday, December 8
9AM: Thanksgiving of Amanda & Ana Marie
12:15PM: +Gargio & +Celistina Occiano
5:30PM: The Parishioners

VOCATIONS

“They shall beat their swords into plowshares and their

spears into pruning hooks.”

If God is calling you to

ministerial service, contact Fr. Chris Lemieux, Vocation

Director, Archdiocese of Toronto at 416-968-0997.


vocations@archtoronto.org www.vocationstoronto.ca

VIGIL CANDLES

Saturday, Dec 7—Friday, Dec 13

Sanctuary Tabernacle: Healing of Rodolfo Donado jr.

Chapel Tabernacle:

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—$2937.25

To break even weekly—$3,000 needed.

Monthly Refugee Collection

October: $699

Refugee Collection Total To Date:

$1479.

Shepherds Trust Collection

$2027.

DVD LENDING LIBRARY

Please Return DVDs

Do you have a DVD at home which you have forgotten to

return? Lent it out? Please get them back! Many of the

DVDs have been missing for too long.

UPCOMING YOUTH EVENTS

Next Youth Ministry Night: Service

Friday, Dec 6 from 6:00 - 8:00 pm in the Parish Hall.

Next Youth Ministry Night: Social

Friday, Dec 13 from 6:00 - 8:00 pm in the Parish Hall.

SACRAMENTS OF

FIRST HOLY COMMUNION & CONFESSION

Second Test

Month of February/March

Call office for appointment with Fr Simon when child

knows the material.

Sunday Mass

Confirmandi attendance at Mass every Sunday is a sign

that you are ready to receive God, the Holy Spirit, in a new

and deeper way.

SACRAMENT OF HOLY CONFIRMATION

HOLY HOUR

TODAY Sunday: Advent—December 1

4-5PM

ADVENT CONFESSIONS

Wednesday, December 19 @ 7:30PM

SUNDAY MASS

Confirmandi attendance at Mass every Sunday is a sign

that you are ready to receive God, the Holy Spirit, in a new

and deeper way.

RETROUVAILLE WEEKEND

Help for Troubled Marriages

Friday, January 24, 6PM to Sunday, January 26, 2PM,

Niagara Falls, Ontario

If you are thinking of separation or divorce — or you are

already separated but want to try again — then

Retrouvaille can help. This program will give you the tools

to help get your marriage back on track. It will also give

you the opportunity to rediscover one another and

examine your lives together in a new and positive way.

416-281-6007 / info@torontoretrouvaille.com

www.torontoretrouvaille.com

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SMILE

Plumbers

Call a Plumber: “We Repair What Your Husband Fixed”

A prestigious neurosurgeon calls a plumber to tend to his

leaky faucet. The problem requires an easy fix and the

entire job takes less than two minutes. Before leaving, the

plumber says, “That will be $200.”

The surgeon replies, “I am a surgeon and even I do not

charge $100 a minute.”

The plumber says, “Yeah, I didn’t either when I was a

surgeon. Why do you think I switched?”

A doctor calls his local plumber late at night to fix a

clogged sink. The plumber complains that he has regular
hours but the doctor explains, “I get called into work late

all the time so you can too.” The plumber gives in and

arrives a half hour later.Upon arriving, the plumber looks

at the sink but is clearly uninterested in it. He hands the

doctor two aspirin and says “I have a golf match to get to.

Take two and call me in the morning.”

PRAY FOR THE HOLY FATHER, POPE

FRANCIS’, DECEMBER MISSION INTENTION

The Future of the Very Young

That every country take the measures necessary to

prioritize the future of the very young, especially those

who are suffering.

PLEASE PICKUP YOUR 2020 DONATION

ENVELOPES NEXT WEEK

Please call the office 416-429-4000

or email saintjohnxx_iiiparish@outlook.com

1. If you want to use pre-numbered donation envelopes;

2. If there are changes in your name, address or contact

information;

3. If you have not registered yet in the parish and want to

use envelopes.

Note

If you have not used your 2019 envelopes, your number

will be assigned to someone else.

Benefit To You

Using pre-numbered envelopes means at the end of the
year you will receive an income tax receipt by which you

can reclaim the tax you paid on your donations.

Benefit To Your Parish

Using envelopes reminds you to give each week. Your

Church depends on your generosity.

Thank You!

HOLY HOUR

The Holy Hour On The 4 Sundays of Advent.

Exposition & Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament

3:30PM to 5PM.

The word Advent means “coming” and/or “waiting”.

Advent celebrates and prepares us for the 3 comings of
Christ: His coming now into our hearts; His first coming

which we celebrate at Christmas in His Nativity; and His

final coming in glory to judge the living and the dead.

Come, Watch, Prepare For His Coming During These Holy

Hours.

ADVENT RETREAT

Reflections on the Blessed Trinity

Sat, Dec 14: 9:30AM-3PM; St. Augustine’s Seminary

2661 Kingston Rd., Scarborough

Father Charles Anang will explore the profound depths of

the Christian’s identity and sublime destiny. Through

baptism, we have become the temple of the indwelling

Holy Spirit, so as to share in Christ's sonship of the Father.

The new child of the Father is to become a new Christ:

“We are no longer two people, Jesus and I; we are just

one: Jesus alone” (Blessed Dina Bélanger). This reflection
offers an opportunity to deepen our relationship with the

Father, Son and Holy Spirit. Holy Mass is included with

registration. Feel free to invite friends and family to join

us on this day.

COST: $50, includes lunch; PHONE: 416-261-7207

EMAIL: layspiritualformation@sastoronto.org

WEB: http://www.staugustines.on.ca/

UPCOMING LENTEN MISSION

St John XXIII Parish

Preacher: Fr Francis Ching, Companions of the Cross

“Growing in Partnership with Christ.”

“We will focus on living a responsible discipleship, fighting

vices and growing in virtues”

March 29 to April 1, 2020

Fr Francis is returning to lead us in this parish mission and

the above is his theme for this mission.

CHRISTMAS PARTY

Saturday, December 14

Our Parish Christmas Party will begin with a Nativity Play

immediately following the 5:15PM Mass. Following this

we go downstairs to the hall for our meal and

entertainment.

ST VINCENT D PAUL

Talk

Anita Dias, president of the Conference, will speak

TODAY after communion about the work of St Vincent d

Paul in the parish.

Collection

Next week, December 7/8, we will take up a collection

after communion for those families who are in need this

Christmas season.

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SAINTS OF THE WEEK

St  FRANCIS  XAVIER,  PRIEST—Memorial: Tues,  Dec
3
;  St  JOHN  DAMASCENE,  PRIEST,  DOCTOR
Optional

Memorial: Wed, Dec 4;

St  NICHOLAS,  BISHOP—Optional  Memorial:  Fri,  Dec
6
: The  absence  of  the  “hard  facts”  of  history  is  not
necessarily an obstacle to the popularity of saints, as
the  devotion  to  Saint  Nicholas  shows.  Both  the
Eastern and Western Churches honour him, and it is
claimed that after the Blessed Virgin, he is the saint
most  pictured  by  Christian  artists.  And  yet
historically,  we  can  pinpoint  only  the  fact  that
Nicholas  was  the  fourth-century  bishop  of  Myra,  a
city in Lycia, a province of Asia Minor.

As with many of the saints, however, we are able to
capture  the  relationship  which  Nicholas  had  with
God  through  the  admiration  which  Christians  have
had  for  him—an  admiration  expressed  in  the
colourful  stories  which  have  been  told  and  retold
through the centuries.

Perhaps  the  best-known  story  about  Nicholas
concerns  his  charity  toward  a  poor  man  who  was
unable to provide dowries for his three daughters of
marriageable age. Rather than see them forced into
prostitution,  Nicholas  secretly  tossed  a  bag  of  gold
through  the  poor  man’s  window  on  three  separate
occasions,  thus  enabling  the  daughters  to  be
married.  Over  the  centuries,  this  particular  legend
evolved  into  the  custom  of  gift-giving  on  the  saint’s
feast.  In  the  English-speaking  countries,  Saint
Nicholas  became,  by  a  twist  of  the  tongue,  Santa
Claus—further expanding the example of generosity
portrayed by this holy bishop.

Reflection: The critical eye of modern history makes us
take  a  deeper  look  at  the  legends  surrounding  Saint
Nicholas. But perhaps we can utilize the lesson taught
by  his  legendary  charity,  look  deeper  at  our  approach
to  material  goods  in  the  Christmas  season,  and  seek
ways to extend our sharing to those in real need.

Saint Nicholas is the Patron Saint of: Bakers, Brides,
Grooms, Children, Greece, Pawnbrokers, Travellers.

St  AMBROSE,  BISHOP  AND  DOCTOR—Memorial:
Sat, Dec 7
:

ADVENT

Begins TODAY, December 1

Advent  comes  from  the  Latin  word  meaning
"coming." Jesus  is  coming,  and Advent  is  intended
to  be  a  season  of  preparation  for  His  arrival. While
we typically regard Advent as a joyous season, it is
also  intended  to  be  a  period  of  preparation,  much
like  Lent.  Prayer,  penance  and  fasting  are
appropriate during this season.

Advent  is  not  as  strict  as  Lent,  and  there  are  no
rules  for  fasting,  but  it  is  meant  to  be  a  period  of
self-preparation. The purple colour associated with
Advent  is  also  the  colour  of  penance. The  faithful
should  fast  during  the  first  two  weeks  in  particular
and receive the Sacrament of Reconciliation.

The  colour  of  the Third  Sunday  of  Advent  is  rose.
This  colour  symbolizes  joy  and  represents  the
happiness  we  will  experience  when  Jesus  comes
again.  The  Third  Sunday  is  a  day  of  anticipatory
celebration. It is formerly called "Gaudete" Sunday;
gaudete means "rejoice" in Latin.

Finally, Sundays during Advent, just as during Lent,
should  not  be  given  to  fasting,  but  instead  to
celebration  because  we  celebrate  the  resurrection
of  Our  Lord  every  Sunday.  It  is  important  to
remember,  however,  there  are  no  particular  rules
for how the laity should observe Advent.

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This  Sunday’s  Readings:  1st  Reading:  Isaiah
2.1-5;  2nd  Reading:  Romans  13.11-14;  Gospel:
Matthew  24.37-44  -  The  Necessity  for
Watchfulness

Preparing Ourselves for Christ
This  Sunday  marks  the  beginning  of  the
beautiful  season  of  Advent,  a  time  to  deepen
our relationship with Christ. In the Gospel, Jesus
exhorts us to “keep awake therefore, for you do
not  know  on  what  day  your  Lord  is  coming.”
This  exhortation  doesn’t  imply  that  we  are
expected  to  never  sleep,  or  sin,  again,  but  that
we must consistently strive to move from a life
of running towards sin, to a life of running away
from sin.

One  tremendous  way  we  can  do  this  is  to
receive God’s  merciful  love  in  the  sacrament  of
reconciliation. It is important to remember that
the  Lord  eagerly  and  lovingly  awaits  to  forgive
us.  The  whole  purpose  of  the  Incarnation  was
for this reason, as St. John says in his first letter,

“in  this  is  love,  not  that  we  loved God  but  that
he  loved  us  and  sent  his Son  to  be  the  atoning
sacrifice for our sins.” Jesus became man for our
salvation.  In  going  to  confession,  we  are
enabling the Lord to fulfill His salvific mission in
our lives which brings Him boundless joy.

This cleansing of our sins will greatly help us live
out  our  lives  as  stewards  by  infusing  all  of  our
actions  with  the  grace  that  flows  from  the
sacrament.  In  order  to  receive  the  graces  well,
let us foster a sense of contrition for our sins, a
firm  purpose  of  amendment  for  our  lives  and  a
commitment  to  penance.  All  parishes  in  the
Archdiocese  will  be  hosting  an  Advent  Day  of
Confessions  (StJXXIII  is  Wednesday,  Dec  18)  to  make  it
easier for us to avail ourselves to this sacrament.
Let  us  take  this  season  of  preparation  to
become  better  stewards  by  properly  preparing
our  own  souls  for  the  coming  of  Christ  in  our
lives.

Stewardship, Archdiocese of Toronto

“Keep Awake, Therefore, For You Do Not Know On What

Day Your Lord Is Coming.”

Jesus

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My Catholic Life! A journey of 

personal conversion!

https://mycatholic.life/catholic-question-and-answer/

QUESTIONING YOUR RELIGION…AND GOD!

Question: I have a friend who seems to be questioning her
religion. She isn’t sure she even believes in God. What can I
tell her?
Answer: Well,  first  of  all  I’d  say  she  is  fortunate  to  have  a
friend  like  you  who  is  concerned  for  her  and  for  her  faith!
Often  times  the  number  one  reason  a  person  rediscovers
God is because of the care and concern of a friend or family
member. So stay close to her and keep talking to her.

But  the  question  is,  “What  can  I  tell  her?”  I  think  the  best
way  to  answer  this  is  to  first  look  at  why  people  seem  to
question their religion and belief in God in the first place.

Questioning  God,  or  one’s  religion,  is  very  common.  And
believe  it  or  not  I’d  say  that  doing  this  is  actually  an
essential  part  of  growing  in  faith. As  long  as  it’s  done  the
right way!

I  think  we  can  “question”  our  faith  in  one  of  two  ways.
First,  the  unhealthy  way  to  question  is  to  doubt  our  faith.
Doubts can enter in for a variety or reasons. Perhaps some
very difficult situation has entered someone’s life. They can
wonder  why God  let  this  happen. Or  perhaps  someone  is
lured away from God by the passing pleasures of this world
or  becomes  steeped  in  materialism,  work  or  some  sin.  In
these  cases  it  can  happen  that  a  person  begins  to  doubt
God’s existence because they either don’t understand God
or they feel guilty about how they are living and doubting
God is the easiest way to temporarily get rid of that guilt.

People  can  also  believe  in  God  but  begin  to  doubt  their
religion.  I  can  think  of  people  who  have  left  the  Catholic
Church, for example, and discovered God elsewhere. Often
time this happens because of some hurt they experienced
by  members  of  our  Church.  This  simply  reveals  the  fact
that the human part of our Church is imperfect. But what is
important to point out is that the divine part of our Church
is  always  perfect  and  that’s  the  number  one  reason  to
continue  to  seek  God  within  the  context  of  a  religion,
which  in  this  case  is  the  Catholic  Church.  And  we,  as
Catholics believe that, despite the imperfections within our
Church  on  a  human  level,  God  still  guarantees  that  the
fullness of true faith is found within the Catholic Church. So
for  those  who  have  been  hurt  or  confused  within  our
Catholic Church  it  is  always  important  to  give  it  a  second
chance.

There  is  also  a  “healthy”  way  to  question  our  faith  and
religion. This is where we simply and humbly admit that we
don’t  have  all  the  answers  and  don’t  understand
everything.  But  this  questioning  doesn’t  lead  to  doubts,
rather, it leads to a zealous search for the Truth. This is the
kind of questioning that Mary entered into when she asked

the angel Gabriel at the Annunciation, “How can this be?”
She didn’t doubt but she did want greater understanding.
Indeed  God,  throughout  her  life,  continued  to  give  her
greater  insight  and  understanding  when  the  time  was
right.

So what can you tell your friend? First, simply tell her you
care  and  that  you  want  to  listen.  Try  to  understand  her
questions and confusion. Try to discover if she was hurt or
is  angry.  When  you  can  get  at  the  source  of  her  current
struggle  you  will  be  in  a  better  position  to  offer  her
direction.  Often  the  best  way  to  do  this  it  to  share  your
own  personal  faith  in God  and  love  for  your  religion. And
pray that the Holy Spirit will guide you in this and give you
the  right  words  to  say  at  the  right  time. And  pray  for  her
daily. Armed  with  this  approach  I  trust  that God  will  help
you make a difference in your friends life!

FR SIMON’S UPCOMING TRANSFER

12 Wonderful Years

Who  will  replace  me  has  not  yet  been  decided—this  will
be known sometime in May of 2020. Let us begin praying
for  your  ‘new  pastor  to  be’
.  If  we  do  this  together,  he  will
become  a  blessing  to  you,  and  bring  you  Jesus  in  a  new
and beautiful manner. Date of transfer is June 24, 2020.

THE WORDS OF

Pope, Saint John XXIII

“Consult not your fears but your hopes and your dreams.

Think not about your frustrations, but about your

unfulfilled potential. Concern yourself not with what you

tried and failed in, but with what it is still possible for you

to do”

PRAYER

Mercy. Ask. Thanksgiving. Adoration.

(M. A. T. A.)

Begin with seeking Mercy.
Continue Asking for grace.

Be amazed and Thankful for all His gifts.

Marvel in Adoration of His holy light.

(Don’t be surprised if your prayer
does not follow the above order)

TOTUS TUUS RETURNS

Dear Parents Please Call Office & Register

Your Child for Totus Tuus 2020.

Dates: August 9—14, 2020

Cost: $10/for the week/per child

payable week prior to Aug 9.

Day Program: children entering grades 1-6 in the Fall.

Evening Program: youth entering grades 7-12 in the Fall.

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                   1st Sunday of Advent                     December 1, 2019 

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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  prayer  and

B e n e d i c t i o n  a t

5:40PM.  Come  for  a

few  minutes  or  an

hour  and  keep  watch

with the Lord. Pray for

others,  the  Church,

your family, yourself.

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Parish Sunday Bulletin

                   1st Sunday of Advent                     December 1, 2019 

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