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Parish Sunday Bulletin

        Feast of St Michael The Archangel         September 29, 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

CALLED BY NAME

St John XXIII Parish Is Participating In This Vocational Event

TODAY

Nomination forms will be picked up during today’s second

collection. You may also return them to the parish office by

October 6.

Once all the nomination forms are in Fr Simon will contact the

nominees who can decide whether they would like to participate.

Those participating will attend a special event on November 16
hosted by our regional bishop with a variety of religious sisters,

brothers, priests, and consecrated singles who will share about

their vocations.

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Parish Sunday Bulletin

        Feast of St Michael The Archangel         September 29, 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”

SACRED SCRIPTURE

18. Why does Sacred Scripture teach the truth?

Because God himself is the author of Sacred Scripture. For
this  reason  it  is  said  to  be  inspired  and  to  teach  without
error  those  truths  which  are  necessary  for  our  salvation.
The  Holy  Spirit  inspired  the  human  authors  who  wrote
what he wanted to teach us. The Christian faith, however,
is  not  a  “religion  of  the  Book”,  but  of  the Word  of God  –
“not  a  written  and  mute  word,  but  incarnate  and
living” (Saint Bernard of Clairvaux).

19. How is Sacred Scripture to be read?

Sacred  Scripture  must  be  read  and  interpreted  with  the
help  of  the  Holy  Spirit  and  under  the  guidance  of  the
Magisterium of the Church according to three criteria: 1) it
must  be  read  with  attention  to  the  content  and  unity  of
the whole of Scripture; 2) it must be read within the living
Tradition  of  the Church;  3)  it  must  be  read  with  attention
to  the  analogy  of  faith,  that  is,  the  inner  harmony  which
exists among the truths of the faith themselves.

20. What is the Canon of Scripture?

The Canon  of  Scripture  is  the  complete  list  of  the  sacred
writings which the Church has come to recognize through
Apostolic Tradition. The Canon consists of 46 books of the
Old Testament and 27 of the New.

21. What is the importance of the Old Testament for

Christians?

Christians venerate the Old Testament as the true word of
God.  All  of  the  books  of  the  Old  Testament  are  divinely
inspired  and  retain  a  permanent  value. They  bear  witness
to  the  divine  pedagogy  of  God's  saving  love.  They  are
written, above all, to prepare for the coming of Christ the
Savior of the universe.

22. What importance does the New Testament have for

Christians?

The  New Testament,  whose  central  object  is Jesus Christ,
conveys  to  us  the  ultimate  truth  of  divine  Revelation.
Within  the  New  Testament  the  four  Gospels  of  Mathew,
Mark,  Luke  and  John  are  the  heart  of  all  the  Scriptures
because  they  are  the  principle  witness  to  the  life  and
teaching of Jesus. As such, they hold a unique place in the
Church.

23. What is the unity that exists between the Old and

the New Testaments?

Scripture  is  one  insofar  as  the Word  of God  is  one. God’s
plan of salvation is one, and the divine inspiration of both
Testaments  is  one.  The  Old  Testament  prepares  for  the
New and the New Testament fulfills the Old; the two shed
light on each other.

24. What role does Sacred Scripture play in the life of

the Church?

Sacred Scripture gives support and vigor to the life of the
Church. For the children of the Church, it is a confirmation
of the faith, food for the soul and the fount of the spiritual

life. Sacred Scripture is the soul of theology and of pastoral
preaching. The  Psalmist  says  that  it  is  “a  lamp  to  my  feet
and  a  light  to  my  path”  (Psalm  119:105).  The  Church,
therefore,  exhorts  all  to  read  Sacred  Scripture  frequently
because  “ignorance  of  the  Scriptures  is  ignorance  of
Christ” (Saint Jerome).

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.

PRAYER AFTER MASS

TO ST MICHAEL THE ARCHANGEL

Archbishop, Thomas, Cardinal Collins, has requested that

all parishes pray this prayer after Sunday Mass. See back

page of blue HYMN book for copy of prayer.

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

        Feast of St Michael The Archangel         September 29, 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, September 30, 7PM

Thanksgiving of Katherine Guillermo

Tues, October 1, 9AM:

Thanksgiving of Nida Donado

Wed October 2, 7PM:
       

Thanksgiving of Michelle

Thurs, October 3, 9AM:
       

Thanksgiving of Mary Ngui Chun Taite

Fri, October 4, 7PM
       

+Lourdina Figueiredo

Sat, October 5, 9AM 

+Joselito Garcia

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Saturday, October 5
5:15PM: Thanksgiving of Valdez Family
Sunday, October 6
9AM: In Honour of the Blessed Virgin Mary
12:15PM: Thanksgiving of Hilado Family
5:30PM: The Parishioners

VOCATIONS

But if only someone would go to them.

Pray for those who are called to 'run the race' as priests,

sisters, deacons 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, October 5—Friday, October 11

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 POPE’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

.

THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT

Last Sunday’s Offering—$3433.50

To break even weekly—$3,000 needed.

Hurricane Dorian Relief

$390.

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: Service

Friday, October 4, 6:00 - 8:00 pm in the Parish Hall.

Next Youth Ministry Night: Social

Friday, October 11, 6:00 - 8:00 pm 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

        Feast of St Michael The Archangel         September 29, 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.

NEW BEGINNINGS SEMINAR

Renewed Faith: The Journey Back

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; Date & Time: Tues Nov 19 @

7:00 pm; 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.

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, 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 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

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

        Feast of St Michael The Archangel         September 29, 2019 

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

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SAINTS OF THE WEEK

St  JEROME,  PRIEST,  DOCTOR—  Memorial:  Mon, Sep  30;
St THERESE OF THE CHILD JESUS, VIRGIN, DOCTOR
—  Memorial: Tues,  Oct  1:    “I  prefer  the  monotony  of  obscure
sacrifice to all ecstasies. To pick up a pin for love can convert a
soul.” These  are  the  words  of Thérèse  of  Lisieux,  a Carmelite
nun  called  the  “Little  Flower,”  who  lived  a  cloistered  life  of
obscurity in the convent of Lisieux, France. And her preference
for hidden sacrifice did indeed convert souls. Few saints of God
are more popular than this young nun. Her autobiography, The
Story  of  a  Soul,  is  read  and  loved  throughout  the  world.
Thérèse Martin entered the convent at the age of 15 and died
in 1897 at the age of 24.

Life  in  a Carmelite  convent  is  indeed  uneventful  and  consists
mainly  of  prayer  and  hard  domestic  work.  But  Thérèse
possessed  that  holy  insight  that  redeems  the  time,  however
dull that time may be. She saw in quiet suffering a redemptive
suffering,  suffering  that  was  indeed  her  apostolate.  Thérèse
said  she  came  to  the Carmel  convent  “to  save  souls  and  pray
for priests.” And shortly before she died, she wrote: “I want to
spend my heaven doing good on earth.”

Thérèse  was  canonized  in  1925.  On  October  19,  1997,  Pope
John  Paul  II  proclaimed  her  a  Doctor  of  the Church,  the  third
woman  to  be  so  recognized  in  light  of  her  holiness  and  the
influence  of  her  teaching  on  spirituality  in  the  Church.  Her
parents, Louis and Zélie, were beatified in 2008, and canonized
in 2015.

Reflection:  Thérèse  has  much  to  teach  our  age  of  the  image,
the  appearance,  the  “self.”  We  have  become  a  dangerously
self-conscious  people,  painfully  aware  of  the  need  to  be

fulfilled, yet knowing we are not. Thérèse, like so many saints,
sought  to  serve  others,  to  do  something  outside  herself,  to
forget  herself  in  quiet  acts  of  love.  She  is  one  of  the  great
examples of the gospel paradox that we gain our life by losing
it, and that the seed that falls to the ground must die in order
to live.

Preoccupation  with  self  separates  modern  men  and  women
from  God,  from  their  fellow  human  beings,  and  ultimately
from  themselves.  We  must  re-learn  to  forget  ourselves,  to
contemplate a God who draws us out of ourselves, and to serve
others  as  the  ultimate  expression  of  selyood. These  are  the
insights  of Saint Thérèse,  and  they  are  more  valid  today  than
ever.
Saint  Thérèse  is  the  Patron  Saint  of:  Florists,  Missionaries,

Pilots,  Priests.

THE  HOLY  GUARDIAN  ANGELS

Memorial:  Wed,  Oct  2;

St  FRANCIS  OF  ASSISI—Memorial:

Fri, Oct 4:

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

        Feast of St Michael The Archangel         September 29, 2019 

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

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This  Sunday’s  Readings:  1st  Reading:
Revelation  12.7-12a;  2nd  Reading:  Daniel  7.9-10,
13-14;  Gospel:  John  1.47-51  –  Jesus  calls
Nathanial

Joining the Celestial Battle
All of us love a good story that involves a fierce
battle  between  two  opposing  sides  where
goodness  ultimately  triumphs  over  evil. We  get
exactly  this  story  in  the  first  reading  from  the
Book  of  Revelation,  in  which  the  war  between
St. Michael and the angels and the devil and his
army is depicted. Often in our lives as disciples,
we too seek to take up arms and fight the good
fight to overcome the evilness that pervades our
society.

This  desire  is  inherently  good,  but  how  can  we
live  this  out  practically.  A  good,  although
unexpected,  way  in  which  we  can  join  the
heavenly  armies  is  by  taking  up  the  consistent,
daily  practice  of  prayer.  The  Catechism  of  the
Catholic  Church  states  that  prayer  “always

presupposes effort … prayer is a battle. Against
whom? Against  ourselves  and  against  the  wiles
of the tempter who does all he can to turn man
away  from  prayer,  away  from  union  with
God” (CCC 2725).

The  Church  herself  describes  prayer  inherently
as a battle. We can thus channel our desire for a
celestial combat into our taking up the arms of
prayer. How often do we fight to make time for
prayer  each  day?  How  often  do  we  recognize
how  efficacious  prayer  is  for  the  good  of  our
soul  and  the  Church  as  a  whole?  Perhaps  one
practice  we  can  adopt  as  stewards  is  to  offer
God the first and last thoughts of our day. Let us
strive  to  commit  to  praying  daily,  safeguarding
this practice from all competing distractions for
our  time  and  in  doing  so,  enrich  our  parish
community with the foundation of prayer.

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

“And War Broke Out In Heaven; Michael And His Angels

Fought Against The Dragon. The Dragon And His Angels

Fought Back, But They Were Defeated, And There Was No

Longer Any Place For Them In Heaven.”

B o o k  o f
Revelation

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Parish Sunday Bulletin

        Feast of St Michael The Archangel         September 29, 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/

FORGIVING THE UNFORGIVABLE CRIME

Question:  Recently  there  was  a  senseless,  random  and
tragic  shooting  in  the  news  and  I’ve  been  having  a  lot  of
trouble with the idea of forgiving the shooter. I’ve talked to
a  lot  of  other  people  who  feel  the  same  way.  But  as  a
Christian, aren’t I supposed to forgive others? What should
I do?
Answer. First of all, don’t feel too bad about the fact that it
is “hard” to forgive the shooter. It is hard! …I think the only
way  we  can  sort  things  out  and  put  them  in  their  proper
perspective is by looking at them in the light of our faith.

God  loves  all  people.  In  fact,  Jesus  came  into  our  world,
died on the Cross, and rose from the dead for each one of
us.  His  love  for  us  is  way  beyond  what  we  could  ever
comprehend,  or  even  imagine.  In  fact,  His  love  for  those
who  have  suffered  through  this  tragedy,  including  the
shooter  and  his  family,  is  as  strong  as  it  is  for  all  of  the
victims  of  the  shooting.  This  can  be  hard  to  understand,
and perhaps, it can even be hard to accept.

Forgiveness  is  at  the  heart  of  our  Christian  faith  and,
therefore, should be at the heart of our lives. Forgiveness
helps  bring  freedom  from  the  hurt,  confusion  and  pain.  I
often  reflect  upon  Jesus’  dying  words  on  the  Cross  when
it’s hard to forgive. He looked out at all of those who had
just  crucified  him  and  said,  “Father,  forgive  them,  they
know not what they do.” There are two things spoken here.
First,  “Father,  forgive  them…,”  and  second,  “…they  know
not what they do.”

I  have  always  found  this  second  statement  especially
helpful  when  trying  to  forgive  someone  who  has  not
clearly repented of the sin he or she has committed against
me. Often times, people commit serious sins for unknown
reasons.  Perhaps  they  were  deeply  distressed,  confused,
mentally ill, emotionally unstable, lonely, angry, etc.

The  motive  for  serious  sin  is  often  not  understood.  This
doesn’t make it any less painful for those who are hurt by
others’ sins, but it may make it a bit more possible to say,
with Jesus, “Father, forgive them!”

Truthfully, forgiveness of others is more for our sake than
for the one we are forgiving. … The burden of being angry
and  resentful  hurts  only  ourselves.  Though  it  is  difficult,
forgiving him will bring peace and freedom. It will also help
to  open  us  up  to  God’s  mercy  in  our  lives  when  we  need
forgiveness.

So do your best with this difficult situation. Pray that God
will give you the grace to forgive him and, when possible,
offer  some  prayers  for  him  and  his  family.  By  doing  this,
you will be turning the hurt, confusion, and your own life,
over  to  God.  [Always  pray  to  God  the  Holy  Spirit  to  be
poured down into the heart of the person you are angry at,
hurt by, bitter at: in this way the bad memory is turned into
a  positive;  and  what  you  are  asking  to  be  given  to  that

person  will  be  given  to  yourself  too:  “Give  and  it  will  be
given to you” (Jesus).]

SMILE

A mother said to her son, "Look at that kid over there;

he's not misbehaving." The son replied, "Maybe he has

good parents then!”

____

Dad: "Can I see your report card, son?"

Son: "I don't have it."

Dad: "Why?"

Son: "I gave it to my friend. He wanted to scare his

parents.”

____

Assistant: "Sir, can I have a day off next week to visit my

mother-in-law?"

Boss: "Certainly not!"

Assistant: "Thank you so much sir! I knew you would be

understanding."

ST VINCENT D PAUL

ANNOUNCEMENTS

GIFT VOUCHERS FOR THOSE IN NEED

THIS THANKSGIVING

St Vincent d Paul Cash Collection Oct 5/6

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 de Paul: Oct 12—13

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)

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Parish Sunday Bulletin

        Feast of St Michael The Archangel         September 29, 2019 

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

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Tel 416-422-0464

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Managing Director

416-423-1000

P a u l   O ’ C o n n o r   F u n e r a l   H o m e  

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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

        Feast of St Michael The Archangel         September 29, 2019 

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

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