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Parish Sunday Bulletin

            30th Sunday In Ordinary Time                October 27, 2019 

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

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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/Home.aspx

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

THE BISHOP’S ALTAR SERVER AWARDS

Congratulations to our Altar Severs who received this award yesterday at St

Paul’s Basilica from Bishop Kasun.

The following Servers were awarded this medal:

1.Christofer Soriano

2.Gabriel Soriano

3.Andrewayne Diza

4.Caderyn Zachary Jude Rodrigues

5.Matte Rhodeline Valdez

6.Dumaka Offiaeli

7. Uzonna Offiaeli

8.Peter Kurt Angeles

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Parish Sunday Bulletin

            30th Sunday In Ordinary Time                October 27, 2019 

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

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CATECHISM OF THE CATHOLIC CHURCH 

THE PROFESSION OF FAITH

“The Creed”

I BELIEVE IN GOD THE FATHER

THE SYMBOLS OF FAITH

41. In what way is God the truth?

God  is Truth  itself  and  as  such  he  can  neither  deceive  nor
be  deceived.  He  is  “light,  and  in  him  there  is  no
darkness”  (1  John  1:5).  The  eternal  Son  of  God,  the
incarnation  of  wisdom,  was  sent  into  the  world  “to  bear
witness to the Truth” (John 18:37).

42. In what way does God reveal that he is love?

God  revealed  himself  to  Israel  as  the  One  who  has  a
stronger  love  than  that  of  parents  for  their  children  or  of
husbands  and  wives  for  their  spouses.  God  in  himself  “is
love”(1Jn4:8.16),  who  gives  himself  completely  and
gratuitously, who “so loved the world that he gave his only
Son  so  that  the  world  might  be  saved  through  him”  (Jh
3:16-17). By sending his Son and the Holy Spirit, God reveals
that he himself is an eternal exchange of love.

43. What does it mean to believe in only one God?

To  believe  in  the  one  and  only  God  involves  coming  to
know  his  greatness  and  majesty.  It  involves  living  in
thanksgiving and trusting always in him, even in adversity.
It involves knowing the unity and true dignity of all human
beings,  created  in  his  image.  It  involves  making  good  use
of the things which he has created.

44. What is the central mystery of Christian faith and

life?

The  central  mystery  of  Christian  faith  and  life  is  the
mystery of the Most Blessed Trinity. Christians are baptized
in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy
Spirit.

45. Can the mystery of the Most Holy Trinity be known

by the light of human reason alone?

God has left some traces of his trinitarian being in creation
and in the Old Testament but his inmost being as the Holy
Trinity is a mystery which is inaccessible to reason alone or
even  to  Israel’s  faith  before  the  Incarnation  of  the  Son  of
God  and  the  sending  of  the  Holy Spirit. This  mystery  was
revealed by Jesus Christ and it is the source of all the other
mysteries.

46. What did Jesus Christ reveal to us about the mystery

of the Father?

Jesus Christ  revealed  to  us  that God  is  “Father”,  not  only
insofar  as  he  created  the  universe  and  the  mankind,  but
above all because he eternally generated in his bosom the
Son who is his Word, “ the radiance of the glory of God and
the very stamp of his nature” (Hebrews 1:3).

47. Who is the Holy Spirit revealed to us by Jesus Christ?

The  Holy  Spirit  is  the  third  Person  of  the  Most  Blessed
Trinity.  He  is God,  one  and  equal  with  the  Father  and  the
Son.  He  “proceeds  from  the  Father”  (John  15:26)  who  is
the  principle  without  a  principle  and  the  origin  of  all
trinitarian life. He proceeds also from the Son (Filioque) by
the eternal Gift which the Father makes of him to the Son.

Sent  by  the  Father  and  the  Incarnate Son,  the  Holy Spirit
guides the Church “to know all truth” (John 16:13).

OUR REFUGEE FAMILY

Pray

Let  us  pray  that  God  may  speed  it  up  the  paper  work
process!  Let  us  pray  urgently  for  this.  Reason  being  the
family is not in a good situation.
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
encounter any emergencies: breakdown of equipment, etc.
In this way, we will all have the opportunity to contribute to
towards  helping  this  family  suffering  and  expelled  from
their homeland because of their faith in Christ.

NEXT COLLECTION—SUNDAY OCTOBER 27

ADORATION OF OUR LORD IN THE

BLESSED SACRAMENT

Takes place in the Adoration Chapel

Every  Friday:  9AM  to  6PM,  concludes  with  evening
p r a y e r

a n d

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

f o r  o t h e r s ,  t h e

Church,  your  family,

yourself.

COME & SEE WEEKEND

St Augustine’s Seminary—November 1-3

Many Catholic men consider the possibility of becoming a

priest,but don’t go beyond thinking about it because of

the many questions they may have. This weekend offers

a live-in experience, at St. Augustine's Seminary, to

help men discerning the priesthood get answers to

questions they have, to meet seminarians, and to pray for

continued assistance in knowing God's will.

Registration

Online: www.vocationstoronto.ca/comeandsee.

Telephone: Office of Vocations at 416-968-0997

Email: vocations@archtronto.org.

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Parish Sunday Bulletin

            30th Sunday In Ordinary Time                October 27, 2019 

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

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CHALICE CHILDREN’S COLLECTION

SUSPENDED FOR REFUGEE COLLECTION

MASS INTENTIONS

Mon, October 28, 7PM:

+Nelly, +Esmeraldo, +Rihard & +Nielmeto

Tues, October 29, 9AM:

Thnksgving of Lea & Jon Vladimir: B-day

Wed October 30, 7PM:
       

+Theresa Moses

Thurs, October 31, 9AM:
       

+Fr John Walsh

Fri, November 1, 7PM
       

+Bernal & +Ebing

Sat, November 2, 9AM 

+All Souls

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Saturday, November 2
5:15PM: +Ayala & +Porte Families
Sunday, November 3
9AM: +Marie & +Mavis
12:15PM: The Parishioners
5:30PM: +Vicente Letrondo

VOCATIONS

WANTED: Humble sinners who know the forgiveness of

God.

These make good servants of the Gospel. They can be

priests, deacons, sisters or brothers. If you think God is

calling you to be a priest, religious or deacon, contact Fr.

Chris Lemieux, Vocation Director, Archdiocese of Toronto

416-968-0997

vocations@archtoronto.org. www.vocationstoronto.ca.

VIGIL CANDLES

Saturday, Nov 2—Friday, Nov 8

Sanctuary Tabernacle:

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

PRAY FOR THE HOLY FATHER, POPE

FRANCIS’S, OCTOBER MISSION INTENTION

A Missionary "Spring" in the Church

That the breath of the Holy Spirit

create a new

missionary "spring" in the Church

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THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT

Last Sunday’s Offering—$2,770.

To break even weekly—$3,000 needed.

Monthly Refugee Collection

September: $645.25

Refugee Fund Total To Date:

$745.25

World Mission Collection—Oct 20

$2,514.

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, October 25 from 6:00 - 8:00 pm in the Parish Hall.

Next Youth Ministry Night: Social

Friday, November 1 from 6:00 - 8:00 pm in the Parish Hall.

EXTRAORDINARY MISSIONARY MONTH

OF OCTOBER, 2019

Thank you very much for your generous

contribution to last week’s World Mission Sunday

collection.

This  support  is  a  blessing  for  the  Bishops,  the
Priests,  the  Sisters,  the  Brothers  and  the  Lay
Catechists  who  depend  on  this  help  from  the
Society for the Propagation of the Faith.

Please  continue  to  pray  for  those  who  serve  in
mission  countries  so  that  they  may  remain
steadfast in their vocation to bring Christ’s message
of love to those they serve.

CHRISTMAS CARDS—TODAY

On Sale Weekend Of October 26/27

All proceeds go to Toronto Right To Life

Each package has 10 cards.

Each package of cards costs $10.

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Parish Sunday Bulletin

            30th Sunday In Ordinary Time                October 27, 2019 

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

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KNOW YOUR FAITH SERIES – HOLY CROSS

Tuesday, November 5 @ 7:00 pm

Holy Cross Parish Hall

291 Cosburn Ave. (at Donlands Ave.), Toronto

Join the Kolbe "Know Your Faith" series for a four-week

salvation history study on the Gospel according to St.

Matthew — Part III. Through prayer, study and

informative DVDs, deepen your awareness of God's

merciful love in your own lives. For more information

visit: www.kolbeapostolate.com.

PHONE: 416-421-5225

LIGHT IN THE DARKNESS: DEBUNKING

BLACK (Derogatory) LEGENDS OF THE

CATHOLIC CHURCH IN HISTORY

Saturday, November 9 @ 9:30 am

St. Augustine's Seminary

2661 Kingston Rd., Scarborough

Join Fr. Séamus Hogan, Professor of Church History, as

he confronts false versions of Catholic history which

portray the church as a violent, ignorant, worldly and

bigoted institution. Fr. Séamus reveals the true facts

around historical events such as the Crusades, the

Inquisition and many others. Spend the day debunking

myths in order to discover the real truth of the church's

history. Holy Mass at St. Augustine's venerable chapel is

included with registration. Feel free to invite friends and

family to join us on this day!

COST: $50, includes lunch.

CONTACT: St. Augustine's Seminary of Toronto

PHONE: 416-261-7207

EMAIL: layspiritualformation@sastoronto.org

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

SACRAMENT OF

FIRST HOLY COMMUNION & CONFESSION

Enrolment

This coming Sunday, November 3 @ the 12:15PM Mass

First Test

Month of November

Call office for appointment with Fr Simon when child

knows the material.

SACRAMENT OF HOLY CONFIRMATION

SESSION

3

THIS Wed, Nov 6—begins with Mass at 7PM, ends at 9PM

Sunday Mass

Confirmand must attend mass every Sunday

WOMEN’S ACTS RETREAT

November 14 @ 7:00 pm

Queen of Apostles Renewal Centre

1617 Blythe Rd., Mississauga

The ACTS retreat is a three-day retreat led by those who
have  attended  prior  ACTS  retreats.  Men  present  the
men's  retreats;  women  present  the  women's
retreats.   The retreat focuses on adoration, community,
theology and service. Scripture and the teachings of the
Catholic  Church  are  the  guidelines.  The  goals  are  to
renew yourself spiritually, to strengthen your faith and to
apply  it  in  your  daily  life,  and  to  create  lasting  and
supporting friendships.

CONTACT: Willy Klaudusz PHONE 647-281-5990

WEB: https://actscanada.org/

MEN’S ACTS RETREAT

November 21 @ 7:00 pm

Queen of Apostles Renewal Centre

1617 Blythe Rd., Mississauga

The ACTS retreat is a three-day retreat led by those who
have  attended  prior  ACTS  retreats.  Men  present  the
men's retreats; women present the women's retreats.
The  retreat  focuses  on  adoration,  community,  theology
and  service.  Scripture  and  the  teachings  of  the Catholic
Church  are  the  guidelines.  The  goals  are  to  renew
yourself spiritually, to strengthen your faith and to apply
it  in  your  daily  life  and  to  create  lasting  and  supporting
friendships.

CONTACT: Willy Klaudusz PHONE 647-281-5990

WEB: https://actscanada.org/

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Parish Sunday Bulletin

            30th Sunday In Ordinary Time                October 27, 2019 

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

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SAINTS OF THE WEEK

Sts SIMON & JUDE, APOSTLES—Feast: Mon, Oct 28: Jude
is  so  named  by  Luke  and  Acts.  Matthew  and  Mark  call  him
Thaddeus.  He  is  not  mentioned  elsewhere  in  the  Gospels,
except  of  course  where  all  the  apostles  are  mentioned.
Scholars  hold  that  he  is  not  the  author  of  the  Letter  of  Jude.
Actually, Jude had the same name as Judas Iscariot. Evidently
because  of  the  disgrace  of  that  name,  it  was  shortened  to
“Jude” in English.

Simon is mentioned on all four lists of the apostles. On two of
them he is called “the Zealot.” The Zealots were a Jewish sect
that represented an extreme of Jewish nationalism.

Reflection:  As  in  the  case  of  all  the  apostles  except  for  Peter,
James and John, we are faced with men who are really unknown,
and we are struck by the fact that their holiness is simply taken to
be a gift of Christ.

He  chose  some

unlikely people: a

former  Zealot,  a

former  (crooked)

tax  collector,  an

i m p e t u o u s

fi s h e r m a n ,  t w o

“ s o n s

o f

thunder,”  and  a

m a n  n a m e d

Judas  Iscariot.  It  is

a  reminder  that

holiness  does  not

depend  on  human  merit,  culture,  personality,  effort,  or
achievement.  It  is  entirely God’s  creation  and  gift. Jude,  like  all
the saints, is the saint of the impossible: Only God can create his
divine life in human beings. And God wills to do so, for all of us.
Saint Jude is the Patron Saint of: Desperate Situations

ALL  SAINTS—Solemnity:  Friday,  November  1:  The  earliest
certain  observance  of  a  feast  in  honour  of  all  the  saints  is  an
early  fourth-century  commemoration  of  “all  the  martyrs.”  In
the  early  seventh  century,  after  successive  waves  of  invaders
plundered the catacombs, Pope Boniface IV gathered up some
28  wagon-loads  of  bones  and  reinterred  them  beneath  the
Pantheon, a Roman temple dedicated to all the gods. The pope
rededicated  the  shrine  as  a  Christian  church.  According  to
Venerable Bede, the pope intended “that the memory of all the
saints might in the future be honoured in the place which had
formerly  been  dedicated  to  the  worship  not  of  gods  but  of
demons” (On the Calculation of Time).

But  the  rededication  of  the  Pantheon,  like  the  earlier
commemoration  of  all  the  martyrs,  occurred  in  May.  Many
Eastern Churches still honour all the saints in the spring, either
during the Easter season or immediately after Pentecost.

How  the  Western  Church  came  to  celebrate  this  feast,  now
recognized  as  a  solemnity,  in  November  is  a  puzzle  to
historians.  The  Anglo-Saxon  theologian  Alcuin  observed  the
feast  on  November  1  in  800,  as  did  his  friend Arno,  Bishop  of
Salzburg. Rome finally adopted that date in the ninth century.

Reflection:  This  feast  first  honoured  martyrs.  Later,  when
Christians  were  free  to  worship  according  to  their  consciences,
the  Church  acknowledged  other  paths  to  sanctity.  In  the  early
centuries the only criterion was popular acclaim, even when the
bishop’s  approval  became  the  final  step  in  placing  a
commemoration  on  the  calendar.  The  first  papal  canonization
occurred  in  993;  the  lengthy  process  now  required  to  prove

extraordinary  sanctity  took  form  in  the  last  500  years. Today’s
feast honours the obscure as well as the famous—the saints each
of us have known.

THE COMMEMORATION OF ALL THE FAITHFUL DEPARTED:
ALL  SOULS
Memorial:  Sat,  Nov  2:  The  Church  has
encouraged  prayer  for  the  dead  from  the  earliest  times  as  an
act  of  Christian  charity.  “If  we  had  no  care  for  the  dead,”
Augustine noted, “we would not be in the habit of praying for
them.” Yet pre-Christian rites for the deceased retained such a
strong  hold  on  the  superstitious  imagination  that  a  liturgical
commemoration was not observed until the early Middle Ages,
when  monastic  communities  began  to  mark  an  annual  day  of
prayer for the departed members.

In the middle of the 11th century, Saint Odilo, abbot of Cluny,
France,  decreed  that  all  Cluniac  monasteries  offer  special
prayers  and  sing  the Office  for  the  Dead  on  November  2,  the
day after the feast of All Saints. The custom spread from Cluny
and was finally adopted throughout the Roman Church.

The  theological  underpinning  of  the  feast  is  the
acknowledgment  of  human  frailty.  Since  few  people  achieve
perfection  in  this  life  but,  rather,  go  to  the  grave  still  scarred
with  traces  of  sinfulness,  some  period  of  purification  seems
necessary  before  a  soul  comes  face-to-face  with  God.  The
Council of Trent affirmed this purgatory state and insisted that
the prayers of the living can speed the process of purification.

Superstition  easily  clung  to  the  observance.  Medieval  popular
belief held that the souls in purgatory could appear on this day
in  the  form  of  witches,  toads  or  will-o’-the-wisps.  Graveside
food offerings supposedly eased the rest of the dead.

Observances  of  a  more  religious  nature  have  survived. These
include  public  processions  or  private  visits  to  cemeteries  and
decorating  graves  with  flowers  and  lights.  This  feast  is
observed with great fervour in Mexico.

Reflection: Whether or not one should pray for the dead is one of
the  great  arguments  which  divide  Christians.  Appalled  by  the
abuse  of  indulgences  in  the  Church  of  his  day,  Martin  Luther
rejected  the  concept  of  purgatory. Yet  prayer  for  a  loved  one  is,
for  the  believer,  a  way  of  erasing  any  distance,  even  death.  In
prayer we stand in God’s presence in the company of someone we
love, even if that person has gone before us into death.

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Parish Sunday Bulletin

            30th Sunday In Ordinary Time                October 27, 2019 

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

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This  Sunday’s  Readings:  First  Reading:  Sirach
35:12-14,16-18—God  hears  the  prayer  of  the
poor; Responsorial Psalm: Psalm 34:2-3,17-18,19,
23—The  Lord  hears  and  answers  the  cry  of  the
poor;  Second  Reading:  2  Timothy  4:6-8,16-18—
Paul  perseveres  in  faith,  confident  that  God  will
rescue  him; Gospel  Reading:  Luke  18:9-14—Jesus
tells  the  parable  of  the  proud  Pharisee  who
prayed  from  his  self-importance  and  the  tax
collector who prayed humbly.

Background on the Gospel Reading

The  second  parable  that  Jesus  tells  in  Luke
chapter  18  addresses  our  attitude  in  prayer.  In
contrasting  the  prayer  of  the  Pharisee  with  the
prayer  of  the  tax  collector,  Jesus  teaches  his
disciples  to  pray  in  humility  before  God.  Jesus
again  surprises  his  listeners  by  showing  the  tax
collector as the example of faith, rather than the
Pharisee.

Remember  that  Pharisees  were  members  of  a
sect  of  Judaism  active  in  Jesus'  time.  They
taught  an  oral  interpretation  of  the  Law  of
Moses  as  the  basis  for  Jewish  piety.  If  anyone
would  be  a  model  for  prayer,  a  Pharisee  was  a
likely candidate.

In  contrast,  Jesus  offers  the  tax  collector  as  a
model  for  prayer.  Tax  collectors  were
collaborators  with  the  Roman  authorities  in  a
system  that  allowed  the  tax  collectors  to  line
their  own  pockets  by  charging  in  excess  of  the
defined  taxes. Yet,  in  this  parable,  Jesus  offers
the  humility  of  the  tax  collector  as  a  model  for
the prayer of a disciple.

The  parable  reminds  us  that  when  we  pray,  we
must remember our need for God in our lives. If
we  are  too  full  of  ourselves,  there  is  too  little
room for God's grace to work in us.

Loyola Press

“Whoever Exalts Themselves Will Be Humbled,

But Whoever Humbles Himself Will Be Exalted”

JESUS

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Parish Sunday Bulletin

            30th Sunday In Ordinary Time                October 27, 2019 

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My Catholic Life! A journey of 

personal conversion!

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

WHY DO WE HAVE TO GO TO MASS EVERY WEEK?

Question:  Why  do  we  have  to  Go  to  Mass  every
week?

Answer:  Is  Mass  every  week  really  too  much?  I  do
appreciate your question so let me address it.

First,  let  me  address  the  question  of  going  to  Mass
every week wherever there are enough priest to have
it every week (or perhaps even every day!). I think the
best  perspective  is  not  so  much  why  we  have  to  go
every  week  but  rather  how  fortunate  we  are  to  be
able to go every week.

To some, the Mass can seem dull, dry and boring. It
can  seem  like  the  same  old  thing  over  and  over.
Perhaps  you  don’t  seem  to  get  much  out  of  the
homily, perhaps you don’t like the music, perhaps it’s
cold in church, perhaps we’ve simply had a long week
and  we  feel  like  just  sleeping  in. Whatever  the  case
may be there will always be things we could point to
that  make  us  feel  like  skipping.  But  what  we  must
understand is that the Mass is the Mass regardless of
anything  else.  And  when  we  truly  understand  what
the Mass is, in faith, we will never want to miss!

The Mass is the number one way God feeds us each
and  every  week.  In  the  Mass  we  are  invited  to
encounter  the True  Presence  of  God  in  a  way  more
profound  and  real  than  in  any  other  way.  It  truly  is
the  source  and  summit  of  our  lives  on  Earth. When
we  approach  the  Mass  with  a  deep  faith  and
understanding  of  the  great  mystery  we  encounter,
we will be left with a longing and desire for more.

When we receive Holy Communion in faith and with
an  open  heart  we  enter  into  communion  with Jesus
in  the  depths  of  our  soul.  He  enters  in,  gives  us
Himself as our sustenance for life and transforms our
hardships and struggles into joys.

The  Mass  has  an  unlimited  amount  of  power  to
change  us  and  draw  us  closer  to  God.  It  has  an
unlimited  amount  of  power  to  help  us  in  life  to
become all that God intends us to be. In the Mass we
are made one with Christ so that we can say with St.
Paul, “It is no longer I who live, but Christ who lives in
me” (Galatians 2:20).

Perhaps  that’s  hard  to  understand  but  I  encourage
you  to  learn  more  about  the  Mass.  I  think  it’s
important  to  study  it  and  to  learn  what  so  many  of
the great saints said about it. I’ve never met anyone
who  deeply  understood  the  Mass  who  also  didn’t
want to attend it.

FR SIMON’S UPCOMING TRANSFER

12 Wonderful Years

Many of you know that this is my final year at StJXXIII. A
pastor  is  appointed  for  a  six  year  term  renewable  for  a
further  six  years.  I  am  now  in  my  12th  year. So,  I  will  be
transferred at the end of June, 2020.

Who will replace me has not yet been decided—this will
be  known  sometime  in  May  of  next  year,  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.

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)

CATHOLIC WOMEN’S LEAGUE

Annual Christmas Fundraising Dinner-Dance

Tickets on sale after each weekend Mass starting this

weekend Oct. 26

Date - November 23, 2019

Place - Leaside Gardens

1073 Millwood Road, Toronto, ON

Time - 6:30 PM to 12:30 AM

Cost of Ticket - $35.00/adult $15.00/child 3-12years old

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Parish Sunday Bulletin

            30th Sunday In Ordinary Time                October 27, 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

            30th Sunday In Ordinary Time                October 27, 2019 

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

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