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Parish Sunday Bulletin

           25th Sunday In Ordinary Time            September 22, 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/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

CALLED BY NAME

St John XXIII Parish Is Participating In This Vocational Event

What is It?

It is a vocation program which allows each of us to nominate a fellow parishioner

whom we feel may have a call to be a priest, a deacon, a member of a religious

community: priest, monk, nun, or to the consecrated single life.

Enter into this with prayer in your heart so that your nomination/s will be inspired by

God. Please use the form that will be handed out next weekend and return to the

parish office by October 6.

Those whom you nominate may be invited to attend an event hosted by our

regional bishop to further the discernment process.

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Parish Sunday Bulletin

           25th Sunday In Ordinary Time            September 22, 2019 

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CATECHISM OF THE CATHOLIC CHURCH 

THE PROFESSION OF FAITH

“I believe” – “We believe”

THE TRANSMISSION OF DIVINE REVELATION

11. Why and in what way is divine revelation

transmitted?

God  “desires  all  men  to  be  saved  and  to  come  to  the
knowledge  of  the  truth”  (1 Timothy  2:4),  that  is,  of  Jesus
Christ.  For  this  reason,  Christ  must  be  proclaimed  to  all
according  to  his  own  command,  “Go  forth  and  teach  all
nations”  (Matthew  28:19).  And  this  is  brought  about  by
Apostolic Tradition.

12. What is Apostolic Tradition?

Apostolic Tradition  is  the  transmission  of  the  message  of
Christ,  brought  about  from  the  very  beginnings  of
Christianity  by  means  of  preaching,  bearing  witness,
institutions,  worship,  and  inspired  writings.  The  apostles
transmitted all they received from Christ and learned from
the  Holy  Spirit  to  their  successors,  the  bishops,  and
through them to all generations until the end of the world.

13. In what ways does Apostolic Tradition occur?

Apostolic Tradition  occurs  in  two  ways:  through  the  living
transmission  of  the  word  of  God  (also  simply  called
Tradition) and through Sacred Scripture which is the same
proclamation of salvation in written form.

14. What is the relationship between Tradition and

Sacred Scripture?

Tradition and Sacred Scripture are bound closely together
and communicate one with the other. Each of them makes
present  and  fruitful  in  the  Church  the  mystery  of  Christ.
They flow out of the same divine well-spring and together
make up one sacred deposit of faith from which the Church
derives her certainty about revelation.

15. To whom is the deposit of faith entrusted?

The Apostles entrusted the deposit of faith to the whole of
the  Church. Thanks  to  its  supernatural  sense  of  faith  the
people  of God  as  a  whole,  assisted  by  the  Holy Spirit  and
guided by the Magisterium of the Church, never ceases to
welcome, to penetrate more deeply and to live more fully
from the gift of divine revelation.

16. To whom is given the task of authentically

interpreting the deposit of faith?

The  task  of  giving  an  authentic  interpretation  of  the
deposit  of  faith  has  been  entrusted  to  the  living  teaching
office  of  the  Church  alone,  that  is,  to  the  successor  of
Peter,  the  Bishop  of  Rome,  and  to  the  bishops  in
communion  with  him.  To  this  Magisterium,  which  in  the
service  of  the Word  of God  enjoys  the  certain  charism  of
truth, belongs also the task of defining dogmas which are
formulations  of  the  truths  contained  in  divine  Revelation.

This  authority  of  the  Magisterium  also  extends  to  those
truths necessarily connected with Revelation.

17. What is the relationship between Scripture, Tradition

and the Magisterium?

Scripture,  Tradition,  and  the  Magisterium  are  so  closely
united  with  each  other  that  one  of  them  cannot  stand
without the others. Working together, each in its own way,
under the action of the one Holy Spirit, they all contribute
effectively to the salvation of souls.

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.

SOLEMNITY OF

ST MICHAEL THE ARCHANGEL

Sunday, September 29

Our  Archbishop,  his  Eminence,  Cardinal  Collins,  has
designated the Feast of St Michael, the Archangel, to be
celebrated  this  year  as  a  Solemnity  THIS  Sunday,
September 29. St Michael, the Archangel is the patron of
the Archdiocese of Toronto. His Feast falls on September
29  every  year.  This  year  it  falls  on  a  Sunday  but  is  not
normally celebrated as the Sunday, the Lord’s Day, takes
precedence over a saints day. However because he is the
patron saint of the archdiocese we will observe his feast
as  a  Solemnity.  Due  to  this  celebration,  the  normal
Sunday  readings  will  not  be  used,  the  readings  for  St
Michael’s feast will be used.

2ND ANNUAL PARISH MINISTRY

CONFERENCE

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

           25th Sunday In Ordinary Time            September 22, 2019 

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CHALICE CHILDREN’S COLLECTION

SUSPENDED FOR REFUGEE COLLECTION

MASS INTENTIONS

Mon, September 23, 7PM

+Joel Paris

Tues, September 24, 9AM:

Thanksgiving of Teresa Moses

Wed September 25, 7PM:
       

+Nelly Ancheta

Thurs, September 26, 9AM:
       

Healing: Alfredo Lazaga & Florencio Cruz

Fri, September 27, 7PM
       

Thanksgiving of Black Nazarene Devotees

Sat, September 28, 9AM 

Thanksgiving: Jo-Anne Pabelico

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Saturday, September 28
5:15PM: Thanksgiving of Rowena Franco: B-day
Sunday, September 29
9AM: The Parishioners
12:15PM: Thanksgiving of Edgar & Allan Dizon
5:30PM: +Rosita Tangao

VOCATIONS

We cannot serve two masters.

Which one are you willing to follow?

Could it be you are being called to serve the Master as a

priest, deacon, sister or brother? 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, September 28—Friday, October 4

Sanctuary Tabernacle: Thnksgiving Mary Ngui Chun Taite

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 POPE’S SEPTEMBER

MISSION INTENTION

The Protection of the Oceans

That politicians, scientists and economists work together

to protect the world's seas and oceans.

THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT

Last Sunday’s Offering—$2795.30

To break even weekly—$3,000 needed.

NIGHT VIGIL

First Friday Overnight Vigil

Fri/Sat, October 4/5, 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: Lesson

Friday, September 27 from 6- 8pm in the Parish Hall.

Next Youth Ministry Night: Service

Friday, October 4 from 6-8pm in the Parish Hall.

SOLEMNITY OF ST JOHN XXIII

Parish Feast Day

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

           25th Sunday In Ordinary Time            September 22, 2019 

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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.

VOCATION DISCERNMENT RETREAT

Friday, September 27 to Monday, September 30

Daughters of St. Paul

3022 Dufferin St. (at Lawrence), Toronto

Women ages 18-34 who are discerning the sisterhood are
invited  to  join  the  Daughters  of  St.  Paul  for  a  weekend
discernment  retreat  at  their  convent.  The  Daughters  of
St.  Paul  are  an  international  congregation  devoted  to
Eucharistic  Adoration  and  media  evangelization.  Join  us
for  adoration,  conferences,  discernment  tips,  individual
guidance,  silence,  sharing  and  prayer.  Please  contact
srhelenaburns@gmail.com  for  more  information  &  a
retreat application. WEB: www.daughtersofstpaul.ca

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 THERESE OF LISUEUX

Sunday, September 22

10:05AM in Adoration Chapel

Monday, Sept 23—6:40PM

Tuesday, Sept 24—8:40AM

Wednesday, Sept 25—6:40PM

Thursday, Sept 26—8:40AM

Friday, Sept 27—6:40PM

Saturday, Sept 28—8:40AM

Sunday, Sept 29—10:05AM in Adoration Chapel

Monday, Sept 30—6:40PM

Tuesday, October 1—Feast Day Mass at 9AM

NOVENA TO ST JOHN XXIII

The 5Th Anniversary Of Our Saint’s Canonization
Begins 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

OPEN HOUSE: ST MICHAEL COLLEGE

SCHOOL

Thursday, Oct 17 & Tuesday, Oct 22 at 7:30 PM - 2 hours

We  begin  at  7:30  p.m.  with  a  45-minute  presentation  in
our Centre for the Arts demonstrating how education and
formation  at  St.  Michael's  College  School  provide  a
foundation  for  a  young  man's  life.  Our  student  hosts
introduce  speakers  who  address  the  nature  of  our  faith-
based, university preparatory programme. Topics include
our  Deep  Learning  Inquiry  model,  our  Constellation  of
Care,  our  Outdoor  Education  Programme,  Admissions
criteria,  and  important  dates.  Student  Ambassadors
provide families with personal tours of our facilities where
parents  meet  Administrators,  Admissions  personnel,
Directors,  Department  Heads,  and  teaching  faculty.
Families  and  candidates  have  the  opportunity  to  engage
in  interactive  presentations  as  well  as  to  meet  with  the
coaches, moderators, and coordinators of our 29 Athletic
and 19 Arts programmes and our more than 50 clubs and
activities.

Given  that  our  model  of  formation  is  founded  on  the
principle  that  education  is  a  partnership  of  the  parents,
their  sons,  and  the  members  of  our  school  community,
we  strongly  encourage  families  to  bring  their  sons  and
their friends.

REGISTER: APPLYSMCS.COM

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

           25th Sunday In Ordinary Time            September 22, 2019 

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SAINTS OF THE WEEK

St  PADRE  PIO  OF  PIETRELCINA,  PRIEST
Memorial:  Mon,  Sep  23:  
Pope  JPII  canonized  Padre  Pio  of
Pietrelcina  on  June  16,  2002.  The  Holy  Father  praise  the
new saint for his prayer and charity. He also stressed Padre
Pio’s  witness  to  the  power  of  suffering.  If  accepted  with
love, the Holy Father stressed, such suffering can lead to “a
privileged path of sanctity.” On September 20, 1918, as he
was  making  his  thanksgiving  after  Mass,  Padre  Pio  had  a
vision  of  Jesus.  When  the  vision  ended,  he  had  the
stigmata  in  his  hands,  feet,  and  side.  Padre  Pio  rarely  left
the  friary  after  he  received  the  stigmata,  but  busloads  of
people  soon  began  coming  to  see  him.  In  time  his
confessional  ministry  would  take  10  hours  a  day.  Many  of
them  have  said  that  Padre  Pio  knew  details  of  their  lives
that they had never mentioned. Padre Pio saw Jesus in all
the  sick  and  suffering.  At  his  urging,  a  fine  hospital  was
built on nearby Mount Gargano.
ST  ROBERT  BELLARMINE—Optional  Memorl:  Tuse,  Sep
17;  
BLESSED  EMILIE TAVERNIER-GAMELIN,  RELIGOUS
—Optional  Memorial:  Tues,  Sep  24;  STs  COSMOS  &
DAMIAN, MARTYRS
—Optional Memorial: Wed, Sep 25:
St  JEAN  DE  BREBEUF  &  ST  ISAAC  JOGUES,
PRIESTS,  AND  COMPANIONS,  MARTYRS,
SECONDARY  PATRONS  OF  CANADA—
Feast:
Thursday,  September  26:  
This  day  honours  the  eight
martyrs  of  North America  –  six  Jesuit  priests  and  two  lay
assistants  –  who  died  between  1642  and  1649.  All  came
from  Europe  in  response  to  a  call  for  “missionaries  to  the
Indians”,  and  all  showed  great  courage.  The  first  group,
who  died  in  the  United  States,  included  Isaac  Jogues  and
the laymen Rene Goupil and Jean de la Lande. The second
group,  who  died  in  Canada,  included  Jean  de  Brebeuf,
Antoine  Daniel,  Gabriel  Lalement,  Charles  Garnier,  and
Noel  Chabanel.  These  men  were  aware  of  the  dangers
involved  and  of  the  fate  of  captives.  Some  of  them  were
captured  and  escaped,  but  returned,  persisting  in  their
efforts  to  preach  the  Gospel  to  the  Indigenous  peoples.
Accounts  of  the  martyrdom  of  Brebeuf  and  Lalemant
survive today in the Jesuit Relations. At Auriesville, NY, and
at Midland, ON, the shrines erected to the memory of the
martyrs attract thousands of pilgrims annually.
ST VINCENT  DE  PAUL,  PRIESTMemorial: Thursday,
September  26
:  St  Vincent  established  confraternities  of
charity for the spiritual and physical relief of the poor and
sick  of  each  parish.  Most  remarkable,  Vincent  was  by
temperament  a  very  irascible  person—even  his  friends
admitted  it.  He  said  that  except  for  the  grace  of  God  he
would  have  been  “hard  and  repulsive,  rough  and  cross.”
But  he  became  a  tender  and  affectionate  man,  very
sensitive  to  the  needs  of  others.  Pope  Leo  XIII  made  him
the  patron  of  all  charitable  societies. Outstanding  among
these,  of  course,  is  the  Society  of  St.  Vincent  de  Paul,
founded in 1833 by his admirer Blessed Frédéric Ozanam.
ST LAWRENCE RUIZ & COMPANIONS, MARTYRS
Optional  Memorial:  Thursday,  September  26:  Lorenzo

Ruiz  was  born  in  Binondo,  Manila,  grew  in  faith,  nurtured
by  his Chinese  father  and  Filipino  mother.  He  served  as  a
sacristan at a local convent and later developed his skill as
a calligrapher, transcribing sacramental documents for the
Binondo  Dominican  parish.  He  married  and  had  three
children,  two  boys  and  a  girl.  Suddenly,  the  life  of  this
trustworthy  religious  man  changed  dramatically.  Falsely
accused of murder in 1636, Lorenzo escaped with the help
of Dominican missionaries. They boarded a ship headed for
Japan  during  a  time  of  persecution  of  Christians.  Shortly
after their arrival in Okinawa, they were all captured, taken
to  Nagasaki,  and  tortured  for  their  beliefs.  Rather  than
deny  his  faith,  San  Lorenzo  Ruiz  suffered  a  gruelling
martyrdom.
“I am a Catholic and I will remain a Catholic even to the point

of death. Only to God will I offer my life. Even if I had a

thousand lives, I will still offer them to Him.”

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

REFUGEE COLLECTION

Monthly Second Collection

Dear Friends,

As  you  can  see  from  the  above  box  “Refugee  Update”,
the  Parish  has  contributed  from  its  reserve  funds
$24,273.85.  These  funds  were  the  from  the  last  of  our
bequests  from  former  parishioners  now  gone  to  their
eternal rest.

For this reason, I am establishing a once a month second
collection  for  the  coming  year—the  Refugee  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. I am calling it our Refugee Collection as
the money it replaces went to our refugee family. 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.

I will be contributing to this fund myself so that we are all
doing  our  bit.  The  first  monthly  second  collection  will  be
Sun, Sep  29
. Unfortunately,  we  will  have  to  suspend  our
Chalice Children’s collection for the foreseeable future as
this Refugee Collection clashes with it.

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Parish Sunday Bulletin

           25th Sunday In Ordinary Time            September 22, 2019 

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

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This  Sunday’s  Readings:  1st  Reading:  Amos
8.4-7; 2nd Reading: 1 Timothy 2.1-7; Gospel: Luke
16.1-13 - The Parable of the Dishonest Manager

Serving the Greater Master
From  a  young  age,  society  presents  us  the
“perfect”  roadmap  for  a  life  of  happiness. This
vision  usually  includes  having  the  fancy  job,  a
large  house,  extravagant  clothes  and  a  large
sum of money in the bank. It is engrained in our
upbringing  that  the  amassing  of  wealth  should
be the most important facet of our life, which is
why  the  Lord’s  words  in  today’s  Gospel,  that
“you  cannot  serve  God  and  wealth,”  can  be  so
difficult to swallow.

It is interesting that Jesus doesn’t say we cannot
have  wealth,  but  instead,  that  we  should  not
serve  wealth.  What  does  it  mean  to  serve
wealth?  It  is  to  preferentially  prioritize  our
efforts  for  career  advancement  over  our  efforts

to deepen our relationship with God. Essentially,
those  who  serve  wealth  utilize  all  of  their  time
and  talents  to  attain  more  and  more
possessions. Stewards on the other hand utilize
their  time  and  talents  to  serve  Christ  and  His
Church.

In order to foster a healthy attitude towards our
wealth,  it  is  important  to  view  it,  and  our  very
lives  themselves,  as  a  gift  from  God.  It  is  only
then that we can begin to move from gratitude
to  generosity,  graciously  sharing  our  gifts  with
others  for  the  glory  of  God  and  the  church.
When  the  temptation  to  hold  onto  our  wealth
looms  over  us,  let  us  remember Christ’s  words,
and  ask  ourselves  how  are  we  sharing  our  gifts
with the parish community?

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

“You Cannot Serve God And Wealth”

Jesus

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Parish Sunday Bulletin

           25th Sunday In Ordinary Time            September 22, 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/

LOSING FAITH IN GOD?

Question:  My  brother  has  told  me  he  doesn’t  believe  in
God anymore. I know he hasn’t told our parents, and he’s
still going to Mass and Communion with us. What should I
do?
Answer:  First  of  all,  it  shows  that  you  love  your  brother
quite a bit to be concerned about this. That’s a good thing.
Keep that love for him strong. Sincere love can often do far
more than any words.

Interestingly,  going  through  a  faze  like  this  while  growing
up could actually be a sign of a good thing. Sure, it’s never
good to lose faith in God. But I wonder if something deeper
isn’t happening. What I mean is that, in some ways, this is a
very normal part of growing up. As a child we are taught to
believe in God and usually we do. We have the simple and
authentic faith of a child. As we grow and mature that faith
must also grow and mature and we must choose to believe
on  a  deeper  and  more  personal  level.  In  other  words,  we
must believe because we really do believe. The problem is
that sometimes things get in the way of that process.

For example, something heard on TV or perhaps even said
in the classroom may have had the effect of confusing your
brother  about  some  aspect  of  his  faith.  Though  it’s  not
good  to  be  confused,  often  the  “confusion”  one  goes
through  is  a  result  of  trying  to  figure  things  out  and
understand. I think that this process of “doubting” is often
more of a time a “questioning.” Perhaps your brother told
you he no longer believes because he was looking for you
to  help  him  to  believe.  Perhaps  it  was  even  his  way  of
asking for help in sorting things out.

If that’s the case then I suggest one of the best approaches
for  you  to  take  is  this.  Wait  for  your  brother  to  say
something about this again and when he does simply smile
and  gently  ask  him  to  tell  you  more. And  then  just  listen.
Listen to what made him think this way. Let him explain it.
Let  him  talk  about  it.  Regardless  of  what  he  says  I  would
encourage  you  to  spend  most  of  the  time  listening  and
trying  to  understand.  If  he  makes  some  good  points  and
you  have  a  good  answer  then  go  ahead  and  offer  that
answer  if  he  will  listen.  If,  on  the  other  hand,  you’re  not
sure  how  to  respond  then  simply  tell  him  that.  And  then
spend  some  time  thinking,  praying,  studying  and  asking
god for the right answer. If you need to you could even go
ask your priest. Once you feel like you have a good answer
look  for  another  opportunity  to  share  that  with  him.  He
may be impressed that you took his concern seriously and
tried to come up with a good answer.

As  for  his  continuing  to  go  to  Mass  and  Communion,  it’s
true  that  we  should  not  go  to  Communion  if  we  do  not
believe. But I’d leave that to your brother and God for now.
Your brother may actually believe more than he has let on.
And going to Mass may be one of the best things he can do
during this time of struggle. But in the end, if you feel quite
burdened  by  this  it  may  be  good  to  talk  to  your  parents

about it and let them prayerfully talk to your brother. They
will most likely have some good ideas on how to proceed.

SMILE

The guy who gives out food at the prison canteen asks:

“Eat here or take away?”

The prisoner frowns: “Not funny, Marlon! Not funny at

all!!”
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Teacher: “Who do you think invented dancing, children?”

Little Johnny: “My guess is a big family with just one

bathroom.”

____

At an interview: “In the beginning, you’ll be earning

$20,000, later on it can go up to $40,000.”

“OK, I’ll come again later then.”

____

When you’re dressed all in black and some smart-alec

asks you who died, simply look around the room and say,

ST VINCENT D PAUL

ANNOUNCEMENTS

GIFT VOUCHERS FOR THOSE IN NEED

THIS THANKSGIVING

St Vincent d Paul Collection

Members of St John XXIII Conference of StVdP will be in

the foyer after all the Masses on weekend of October 5/6

looking for a cash donation from you to help them

purchase food vouchers for the families in need this

Thanksgiving.

BUNDLE UP SUNDAY

For the Society of St Vincent dePaul

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

THEOLOGY ON TAP — DOWNTOWN

Monday, September 30 – 7 to 10 p.m.

Duke of York Pub

39 Prince Arthur Ave., Toronto

Join  Faith  Connections  for  an  evening  of  food,  fun  and
theology  for  young  adults,  aged  18-39  years  old!  Megan
Turland  will  lead  us  in  a  reflection  on  “The  Art  of
Presence:  How  to  Slow  Down  &  Be  Present  in  a  Fast-
Paced World.” PHONE: 416-467-2645

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

           25th Sunday In Ordinary Time            September 22, 2019 

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

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B a m b o o   T r a v e l   &   T o u r s  

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Flemingdon Park Plaza

747 Don Mills Rd., Suite 206A, Toronto, ON

Tel 416-422-0464

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Associates

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Jay Wilson

Managing Director

416-423-1000

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416-383-1889        

North York, ON M3C 1Y9 

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& cleaning. Please call for details…

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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

           25th Sunday In Ordinary Time            September 22, 2019 

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

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