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Parish Sunday Bulletin

        27th Sunday In Ordinary Time         October 6, 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

ST VINCENT De PAUL

Gift Vouchers For Those In Need This Thanksgiving

St Vincent d Paul Cash Collection—THIS SUNDAY October 5/6

Members of St John XXIII Conference of StVdP will be in the foyer after all the Masses this weekend looking for a cash

donation from you to help them purchase food vouchers for the families in need this Thanksgiving.

BUNDLE UP SUNDAY

Truck will be in our carpark NEXT weekend of Oct 12—13

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

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Parish Sunday Bulletin

        27th Sunday In Ordinary Time         October 6, 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

“I believe” – “We believe”

MAN'S RESPONSE TO GOD—I BELIEVE

25. How does man respond to God who reveals

himself?

Sustained  by  divine  grace,  we  respond  to God  with
the  obedience  of  faith,  which  means  the  full
surrender of ourselves to God and the acceptance of
his truth insofar as it is guaranteed by the One who is
Truth itself.

26. Who are the principal witnesses of the

obedience of faith in the Sacred Scriptures?

There  are  many  such  witnesses,  two  in  particular:
One is Abraham who when put to the test “believed
in  God”  (Rm4:3)  and  always  obeyed  his  call.  For  this
reason  he  is  called  “the  Father  of  all  who
believe”  (Rm4:11-18). The  other  is  the Virgin  Mary  who,
throughout her entire life, embodied in a perfect way
the  obedience  of  faith:  “Let  it  be  done  to  me
according to your word” (Lk1:38).

27. What does it mean in practice for a person to

believe in God?

It  means  to  cling  to God  himself,  entrusting  oneself
to him and saying yes to all the truths which God has
revealed because God is Truth. It means to believe in
one  God  in  three  Persons,  Father,  Son,  and  Holy
Spirit.

28. What are the characteristics of faith?

Faith is the supernatural virtue which is necessary for
salvation. It is a free gift of God and is accessible to
all  who  humbly  seek  it. The  act  of  faith  is  a  human
act,  that  is,  an  act  of  the  intellect  of  a  person  -
prompted  by  the  will  moved  by  God  -  who  freely
assents to divine truth. Faith is also certain because
it is founded on the Word of God; it works “through
charity”  (Gal5:6);  and  it  continually  grows  through
listening  to  the Word  of God  and  through  prayer.  It
is, even now, a foretaste of the joys of heaven.

29. Why is there no contradiction between faith

and science?

Though  faith  is  above  reason,  there  can  never  be  a
contradiction  between  faith  and  science  because
both originate in God. It is God himself who gives to
us the light both of reason and of faith.

“I believe, in order to understand; and I

understand, the better to believe.”

(Saint Augustine)

NEW BEGINNINGS SEMINAR

Renewed Faith: The Journey Back

Tues, Nov 19 @ 7:00 pm

Keynote Speaker: Patricia Hung

Light refreshments will be served following the seminar.

Location: St. Brigid’s Catholic Church, 300 Wolverleigh

Blvd., Toronto, ON, M4C 1S6; Register Online at: https://

sbcct.eventbrite.ca. Arcangelo Limanni, MRE -

416.587.7687 alimanni@cfstoronto.com

New Beginnings is a ministry dedicated to those who

have suffered a loss through separation, divorce or the

death of a loved one.

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.

2ND ANNUAL PARISH MINISTRY

CONFERENCE

Saturday, October 19, 2019

Thanks to a Guardian Angel Donor, you can now register
to the 2nd Annual Parish Ministry Conference, Christ the
Sure Foundation: Catholicism in the 21st Century, for half
the cost. Parish groups can register seven people for $175
(includes a post-conference webinar) and individuals can
register for $30/person. Limited offer while quantity lasts.
Visit  our  website  at  www.archtoronto.org/foundation.
CONTACT:  Enza  Rattenni  at  416-934-3400,  ext.  514  or
erattenni@archtoronto.org

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Parish Sunday Bulletin

        27th Sunday In Ordinary Time         October 6, 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 7, 7PM

+Segundina Corpuz

Tues, October 8, 9AM:

+Julie Jover

Wed October 9, 7PM:
       

+Victorina Cruz

Thurs, October 10, 9AM:
       

+Olivia Dizon

Fri, October 11, 7PM
       

Thanksgiving of Lamorena Family

Sat, October 12, 9AM 

Thanksgiving of Dave & Lucy

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Saturday, October 12
5:15PM: +Randy & Edward Goertzen
Sunday, October 13
9AM: +Joe Attar
12:15PM: +Dr Eduardo Eleazar
5:30PM: The Parishioners

VOCATIONS

"Increase our faith."

Listen for the voice of God. Are you being

called to be a priest or religious? 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, October 12—Friday, October 18

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—$3132.40

To break even weekly—$3,000 needed.

Monthly Refugee Collection

September: $645.25

Hurricane Dorian Relief

$590.

NIGHT VIGIL

First Friday Overnight Vigil

Fri/Sat, November 1/2, 7:30PM—6AM In Adoration Chapel

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: Social

Friday, October 11 from 6:00 - 8:00 pm in the Parish Hall.

Next Youth Ministry Night: Lesson

Friday, October 18 from 6:00 - 8:00 pm in the Parish Hall.

SOLEMNITY OF ST JOHN XXIII

Parish Feast Day

NEXT Saturday/Sunday October 12/13

This year is the 5th Anniversary of the canonization of our

patron saint, St John XXIII. To celebrate this event we

host a meal after each Mass for the community.

Can You Volunteer?

Would you and your group like to provide the meal after

one of the Masses this year? If yes, pick a Mass— Sat

5:15PM—CWL; Sun Masses: 9AM—Mission Support/

Children’s Choir, 12:15PM—Legion of Mary, StVdP,

Mission support grp, 5:30PM???

Let Fr Simon or the Office know soonest. Thanks.

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Parish Sunday Bulletin

        27th Sunday In Ordinary Time         October 6, 2019 

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

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L.F.C.P.C. PRAYER MEETING

Wednesdays

The  Living  for  Christ  Prayer  Community  (LFCPC)meets
every Wed after the 7PM Mass in the Church basement.

Welcome All

Open  to  all,  the  evening  is  a  combination  of  praise  and
worship songs, teachings, witnessing and an opportunity
to pray as a community. It is a gathering of Christians to
worship and thank Jesus as our Lord and Saviour, as the
Holy Spirit moves us.

SACRAMENT OF FIRST HOLY COMMUNION &

CONFESSION

GRADE 2 & UP (Grds 3/4/5/6)

Registration

Takes Place Next Month In October. Parents/Guardians

Please Call Office For Appointment In The Month Of

October With Fr Simon

Bring To Appointment

Copy Of Baptismal Certificate Of Candidate (If Not Baptized At

St JXXIII) & $12 For Program.

Mass Attendance

Families Must Attend Mass Every Sunday

NOVENA TO ST JOHN XXIII

The 5Th Anniversary Of Our Saint’s Canonization

Begins THIS Friday, October 4 to Saturday, October 12.

Novena begins 15 mins before the weekday Masses. On

Sunday, October 6 the novena will take place during the

Holy Hour to honour St John: 4—5PM.

Transferred Feast Day From October 11 To:

Saturday/Sunday, October 12/13

Come Join Us For A Community Meal After Each Mass To
Celebrate And Thank Our Heavenly Intercessor StJXXXIII

EXTRAORDINARY

MISSIONARY MONTH 2019

“Go! Make Disciples

Of All The Nations.”

(Mt28:19)

T h e s e  w o r d s — t h e  u r g e n t
command  of  Christ—call  each
baptized  Catholic  to  action.  The
Church  has  a  lasting  mission  to
perform  in  this  world,  a  mission
that  is  ever  more  apparent,  and
the  need  for  it  is  ever  more
urgent.  In  fact,  mission  isn’t
something  the Church  does.  It  is
what the Church is!

This  year, World  Mission  Sunday
is  on  October  20.  this  is  a
worldwide  collection  for  the
missionary  Church  that  offers
emergency  aid  when  disaster
strikes, cares for refugees in war-
torn  countries,  provides  rural
health  clinics  and  transportation
for  priest,  catechists,  religious
and lay pastoral workers. It offers
financial support for the the daily
needs of all missionaries.

Please Pray For The Missions.

Be generous on World Mission

Sunday.

SACRAMENT OF HOLY CONFIRMATION

Grade 7 & Up:(grds: 8,9,10,11,12)

Registration

Begins September 20, 2019

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

        27th Sunday In Ordinary Time         October 6, 2019 

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

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SAINTS OF THE WEEK

OUR LADY OF THE ROSARY— Memorial: Mon, Oct 6;
St  DENIS,  BISHOP  &  COMPANIONS,  MARTYRS
Optional  Memorial:  Wed,  Oct  9
:  This  martyr  and  patron  of
France is regarded as the first bishop of Paris. His popularity is
due  to  a  series  of  legends,  especially  those  connecting  him
with the great abbey church of St. Denis in Paris. He was for a
time confused with the writer now called Pseudo-Dionysius.

The best hypothesis contends that Denis was sent to Gaul from
Rome  in  the  third  century  and  beheaded  in  the  persecution
under  Emperor  Valerius  in  258.  According  to  one  of  the
legends,  after  he  was  martyred  on  Montmartre—literally,
“mountain  of  martyrs”—in  Paris,  he  carried  his  head  to  a
village  northeast  of  the  city.  Saint  Genevieve  built  a  basilica
over his tomb at the beginning of the sixth century.

Reflection:  Again,  we  have  the  case  of  a  saint  about  whom
almost nothing is known, yet one whose cult has been a vigorous
part  of  the Church’s  history  for  centuries. We  can  only  conclude
that the deep impression the saint made on the people of his day
reflected  a  life  of  unusual  holiness.  In  all  such  cases,  there  are
two fundamental facts: A great man gave his life for Christ, and
the Church  has  never  forgotten  him—a  human  symbol  of God’s
eternal mindfulness. He is the Patron Saint of: France

St  JOHN  LEONARDI,PRIEST—  Optional  Memorial:  Wed,
Oct 9
: “I am only one person! Why should I do anything? What
good would it do?” Today, as in any age, people seem plagued
with  the  dilemma  of  getting  involved.  In  his  own  way,  John
Leonardi  answered  these  questions.  He  chose  to  become  a
priest.

After  his  ordination,  Fr.  Leonardi  became  very  active  in  the
works  of  the  ministry,  especially  in  hospitals  and  prisons. The
example  and  dedication  of  his  work  attracted  several  young
laymen  who  began  to  assist  him.  They  later  became  priests
themselves.

John lived after the Protestant Reformation and the Council of
Trent.  He  and  his  followers  began  a  new  congregation  of
diocesan  priests.  For  some  reason  the  plan,  provoked  great
political  opposition.  John  was  exiled  from  his  home  town  of
Lucca,  Italy,  for  almost  the  entire  remainder  of  his  life.  He
received encouragement and help from Saint Philip Neri, who
gave him his lodgings—along with the care of his cat!

In  1579,  John  formed  the  Confraternity  of  Christian  Doctrine,
and  published  a  compendium  of  Christian  doctrine  that
remained in use until the 19th century. Father Leonardi and his
priests  became  a  great  power  for  good  in  Italy,  and  their
congregation  was  confirmed  by  Pope  Clement  in  1595.  John
died  at  the  age  of  68  from  a  disease  caught  when  tending
those stricken by the plague.

Reflection: What can one person do? The answer is plenty! In the
life of each saint, one thing stands clear: God and one person are
a majority! What one individual, following God’s will and plan for
his or her life, can do is more than our mind could ever hope for or
imagine. Each of us, like John Leonardi, has a mission to fulfill in
God’s plan for the world. Each one of us is unique and has been
given talent to use for the service of our brothers and sisters for

the  building  up  of  God’s  kingdom.    Saint  John  Leonardi  is  the
Patron Saint of: Pharmacists
St  JOHN  XXIII,  POPE—Optional  Memorial:  Fri,  Oct  11:
(Transferred to Sunday, Oct 13)
OUR LADY’S SATURDAY— Optional Memorial: Sat, Oct 12:

REFUGEES—The Latest

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.

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.

“Twelve Wonderful Years”: It truly has been a wonderful time
for me. Knowing this community of StJXXIII has enriched my
spiritual  life;  your  constant  prayer  for  myself  has  given  me
many  beautiful  graces.  ‘Contentment’  is  a  word  that  comes
to  my  mind  in  thinking  back  over  this  time  with  you.  You
allowed  me  to  fulfill  the  vocation God  has  given  me  among
you.  Consequently,  ‘contentment’    is  a  given  whenever  we
fulfill God’s will in our lives. Thank you.

God  willing,  I  will  be  going  to  Yellowknife,  North  West
Territories,  for  two  years  as  my  next  assignment.  Our
Archdiocese  is  twinned  with  the  Diocese  of  Mackenzie-Fort
Smith  which  is  a  mission  diocese  in  the  north  of  Canada—
being  mission  territory  it  is  in  need  of  financial  aid.  So  our
Archdiocese  allows  its  priests  to  volunteer  to  assist  as  the
need for priest there is great; this diocese has only 4 priests at
the  moment.  I  ask  your  prayer  intercession  before  God  to
bless this future intention. Peace.

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Parish Sunday Bulletin

        27th Sunday In Ordinary Time         October 6, 2019 

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

                                                                               !6

This Sunday’s Readings: 1st Reading: Habakkuk
1.2-3; 2.2-4; 2nd Reading: 2 Timothy 1.6-8, 13-14;
Gospel: Luke 17.5-10 – Faith like a Mustard Seed

The Gift of Faith
How often do we pray to God for greater faith?
The  apostles  in  today’s  Gospel  echo  the  words
of  Christians  throughout  the  centuries,
“increase  our  faith!”  Jesus  was  teaching
m e s s a g e s  t h a t  c h a l l e n g e d  t h e i r  o w n
preconceived  notions  and  they  recognized  that
they  needed  faith  to  be  able  to  accept  these
truths.  So  too,  it  is  often  difficult  in  our  own
secular  society  to  believe  all  of  the  increasingly
counter-cultural  teachings  of  the  Church.  In  a
culture  that  demands  the  stamp  of  scientific
approval on all matters, it requires greater faith
to  believe  certain  sublime  truths  of  the Church
that cannot be proven in such a manner.

This is why we too need to earnestly implore the
Lord  for  more  faith.  The  Catechism  of  the
Catholic  Church  states  that  “faith  is  a  gift  of

God, a supernatural virtue infused by Him.” (CCC
153). This understanding is important in realizing
that  while  we  can  perform  acts  that  help
cultivate  our  faith,  it  ultimately  remains  a  pure
gift of grace from God. This reality allows us to
remain humble in times when our faith is strong
for  we  realize  that  we  are  constantly  being
sustained  by  grace.  This  should  spur  us  onto
greater gratitude to God.

By  recognizing  our  great  need  for  the  pure  gift
of  faith,  we  should  strive  to  return  to  the  core
act  of  our  discipleship,  namely,  prayer.  Let  us
set aside time each day to pray to the Father the
words  found  in  the  Gospel  of  Mark,  “I  believe,
help  my  unbelief.”  Let  us  then  move  outwards
and  pray  for  others  to  be  strengthened  in  their
faith,  especially  those  whom  we  know  are
struggling,

Reflection  on  being  a  Good  Steward  of
God’s Mysteries—Archdiocese of Toronto

“Increase Our Faith!”

The Disciples To Jesus In Today’s Gospel

“I Believe, Help My Unbelief.”

The Boy's Father To Jesus In Another Gospel

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Parish Sunday Bulletin

        27th Sunday In Ordinary Time         October 6, 2019 

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

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My Catholic Life! A journey of 

personal conversion!

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

Signing Head, Lips & Heart at the Gospel

Question: Why do we make sign of cross on head, lips
and chest before reading the Gospel?
Answer:  The  first  and  simplest  answer  to  this
question comes to us from the rubrics. The rubrics for
the  Mass  are  the  instructions  given  to  us  in  the
Roman  Missal  and  they  tell  us  the  structure  of  the
Mass. They tell us when to stand, sit, kneel, respond,
etc.   They also tell us that we are to make the sign of
the Cross on our forehead, lips and heart just prior to
the reading of the Gospel.

But  your  question  is  probably  more  about  the  “why”
we  do  this.    The  answer  is  simple.    This  gesture  of
signing  ourselves  with  the Cross  is  a  way  of  praying,
“May  the  Lord  be  in  my  mind,  on  my  lips  and  in  my
heart.”   It is said prior to the reading of the Gospel as
a  way  of  prayerfully  inviting  Christ  to  come  to  us  in
these  ways  as  His  sacred  Word  is  proclaimed.    The
hearing of the Gospel must change our minds, it must
be  proclaimed  by  our  lips,  and  it  must  affect  our
heart.    By  heart  we  especially  mean  our  will,
affections, emotions and passions.

So next time you sign yourself with the Cross before
the  Gospel  make  sure  that  it’s  more  than  just  an
external gesture, make sure it is also a prayer and an
invitation to Christ.

Why Altar Servers?

Question: Why does the priest need altar servers?
Answer: Simply  put,  altar  servers  make  the  practical
aspects  of  the  Liturgy  flow  more  smoothly.   At  least
most of the time when they are well trained.

An  altar  server  holds  the  book  for  the  priest  when
praying from the chair. They hold candles next to the
Gospel  as  it  is  being  proclaimed.  They  assist  with
incense,  assist  with  the  preparation  of  the  altar  and
perform other helpful functions.

Additionally,  on  a  personal  level,  serving  the  holy
Mass  is  a  great  honour  and  helps  young  people,
especially,  to  learn  the  Mass  well  so  that  they  can
better  join  in  the  offering.  Being  present  in  the
sanctuary,  dressing  in  server  cassocks  or  albs,  and
being  attentive  to  the  flow  of  the  liturgy  should
hopefully have the effect of helping servers to grow in
a  deeper  love  and  reverence  for  the  Mass.  Also,  at
times and in cultures where boys act as altar servers,
this  helps  plant  the  seed  of  a  vocation  in  the  minds
and  hearts  of  those  whom God  is  calling  to  serve  as
priests.

With that said, symbolically the servers also represent the
entire people of God, especially in the procession. At Mass,
we  should  all  see  ourselves  on  a  spiritual  journey  toward

Heaven.  The  sanctuary  is  the  symbol  of  Heaven  and  the
procession symbolizes the entire people of God journeying
toward Heaven with the Cross leading the way.

At  a  gathering  in  Rome  with  about  9,000  altar  servers,
Pope  Francis  told  the  servers  that  serving  at  the  altar
“enables  you  to  open  yourselves  to  others,  to  journey
together, to set demanding goals and to find the strength
to achieve them.”   He went on to say, “The closer you are
to  the  altar,  the  more  you  will  remember  to  speak  with
Jesus in daily prayer; the more you will be nourished by the
word and the body of the Lord, the better able you will be
to  go  out  to  others,  bringing  them  the  gift  that  you  have
received,  giving  in  turn  with  enthusiasm  the  joy  you  have
received.”

If  you  know  an  altar  server,  make  sure  to  thank  them  for
their service and encourage them in their important role.

SMILE

A man walks into a bar and says, "Give me a beer before

the problems start!” He drinks the beer and then orders

another saying, "Give me a beer before the problems

start!” The bartender looks confused. This goes on for a

while, and after the fifth beer the bartender is totally

confused and asks the man "When are you going to pay

for these beers?"

The man answers, "Now the problems start!”

_____

Old man comes into a restaurant, sits at his usual table,

and orders the usual — matzoh ball soup.

The waiter sets it down in front of him, and stands back

to watch him enjoy it. But the man just sits there.

"Is there something wrong?" the waiter asks.

"I can't eat this soup," the man replies.

"Is it too hot?" the waiter asks. "No." "Too cold?" "No."

"Too salty?" "No."

The waiter calls for the maitre d', and for the chef, and

each goes through the same routine: "Too hot?" "Too

cold?" "No, no no."

Finally the chief, at his wits end, says, "Sir, I will taste the

soup myself. Where is the spoon?"

Says the old man: "A-ha!"

THANKS TO YOU

You’ve helped more than you can imagine.

Do you know who you’ve been helping through your gift

to ShareLife? They are in our community -- maybe

sitting next to you in the pew. This past year, over

125,000 individuals have been supported by a ShareLife

funded program you made possible. This includes over

63,000 seniors, 9,500 children and youth, and 15,000

people with special needs. Follow ShareLifeCan on

Facebook, Twitter and Instagram to discover all the ways,
through your gift to StJXXIII’s Parish Campaign, you have

been living the Gospel by

providing for those in

need.

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Parish Sunday Bulletin

        27th Sunday In Ordinary Time         October 6, 2019 

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

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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

        27th Sunday In Ordinary Time         October 6, 2019 

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

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