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Parish Sunday Bulletin

               2nd Sunday of Easter                 April 19, 2020 

         MERCY SUNDAY 

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

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SAINT JOHN XXIII PARISH—CLOSED FOR NOW 

Pastor: (Rev) Simon deGale; Secretary: Ms Hayde Ayala; Office: 416-429-4000; HoursFr Simon is monitoring 

phones.

Email: saintjohnxx_iiiparish@outlook.com. Website: http://saintjohnxxiiiparish.ca/

ShareLife: https://www.sharelife.org/Public/Home.aspx

Sunday Mass—CANCELLED FOR NOW—Fr Simon says daily Mass for your intentions.

Baptism—EMERGENCY: see front page of website: http://saintjohnxxiiiparish.ca/

Reconciliation (confession)—BY APPOINTMENT: 416-429-4000

Anointing of the Sick—EMERGENCIES CALL 416-429-4000 OR 416-737-0760

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

EASTER CANDLE

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Parish Sunday Bulletin

               2nd Sunday of Easter                 April 19, 2020 

         MERCY SUNDAY 

______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

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

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HERE ARE 5 WAYS TO KEEP SUNDAY HOLY

IN COVID 19 TIMES

1. Watch a live-stream of the Mass
The  Archbishop,  Cardinal  Collins,  will  be  live-streaming
daily  Mass  from  St.  Michael's  Cathedral  Basilica  at
7:30 a.m. Monday through to Sunday.

While  digital  participation  can  never  replace  actual
p r e s e n c e  a t  M a s s ,  l i v e - s t r e a m  M a s s  h t t p s : / /
www.archtoronto.org  is  a  great  way  of  keeping  our
connection  with  the  Mass  when  it  is  not  possible  to  be
there in person. We can make an offering in our heart to be
united spiritually to this offering, which is more spiritually
efficacious  than  any  other  prayer.  We  should  silence  our
phones,  eliminate  (as  best  we  can!)  distractions  in  our
home,  and  try  to  give  all  of  our  attention  to  what  is
happening  at  the  Mass  so  we  can  fully  participate  in  this
remote way.

2. Make a spiritual communion
An ancient practice of the Church for those who cannot be
present at Mass is to make a spiritual communion. We have
a simple prayer you can pray with longing in your heart to
be united to Jesus.

My  Jesus,  I  believe  that  you  are  present  in  the  most
Blessed  Sacrament.  I  love You  above  all  things  and  I
desire to receive You into my soul. Since I cannot now
receive  You  sacramentally,  come  at  least  spiritually
into  my  heart.  I  embrace You  as  if You  were  already
there, and unite myself wholly to You. Never permit me
to be separated from You. Amen. St. Alphonsus Liguori

3. Read the Sunday readings as a family
These can easily be found at usccb.org/bible. by clicking on
“Today’s Readings.” Magnificat (a daily prayer book) is also
offering  free  digital  resources  during  this  time,  including
the Sunday readings and a reflection.

Reading  Scripture  individually  or  together  with  others—
especially in our families—is an excellent spiritual practice.
Catholics  “commit  to  forming  your  family  in  the  love  and
power of sacred Scripture by placing it at the centre of your
family life. Study and reflect on Scripture, especially on the
Sunday readings.” Archbishop Vigneron

4. Check in on those around you
Because  those  who  are  older  are  most  susceptible  to
complications  from  COVID-19,  health  official  are
encouraging  them  to  minimize  their  time  away  from
home.  It  is  a  great  act  of  charity  to  reach  out  to  these
brothers and sisters in our faith communities to check in on
them.  Do  they  need  groceries  or  help  with  something  in
their homes? Caring for each other — especially those who
are most vulnerable during this time — is a demand of the
Gospel. It is the enactment of our life as joyful missionary
disciples.

5. Pray a family Rosary
Reclaim  the  Rosary  as  a  way  to  be  united  to  Mary,  the
Mother of Jesus and the Mother of the Church. She is the
perfect model of a disciple and our great intercessor. If you
don’t know how to pray this prayer, check out the youtube
video  from  the  Franciscan  Friars  of  the  Renewal  and  pray
along with them.

LITURGICAL MUSICIANS

Online Meeting

From: Rebecca Spellacy, Associate

Director, Liturgy

This time of pandemic means we cannot

physically be together for worship. It has

caused us to find new ways to stay

connected to the life of the Church and to

grow in our relationship with God.

All current Music Ministers are invited to

join us on Saturday, May 30 from 10 to

11:30 a.m. for a chance to share with each

other our journey thus far. We will also

share some practical tips and resources to

continue growing as disciples of Christ.

This is a free online video conference.

However, we ask that you please register

in advance, so we know you’ll be

attending. Once you register, you will

receive information on how to join the

web call.

Please register online at: https://bit.ly/

Music-WebMtg-May2020. There is no cost

to join. Further information on how to join

the web meeting will be provided upon

registration.

If you have any further questions, please

contact Ella Okonkwo at:

formation@archtoronto.org or

416-934-3400 ext. 523. Please note that
our office is currently working remotely.

SEE PAGE 9 & 10 & 11 FOR PRAYERS

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Parish Sunday Bulletin

               2nd Sunday of Easter                 April 19, 2020 

         MERCY SUNDAY 

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CHALICE CHILDREN’S COLLECTION

February Collection: $266.50

MASS INTENTIONS

Mon, April, 20: 7:30AM
          +Renaldo Vallejo
Tues, April 21: 7:30AM
         
+Reynaldo Vallejo
Wed, April 22: 7:30AM
           Parishioners
Thurs, April 23: 7:30AM
           +Sebastian Miranda
Fri, April 24: 7:30AM
           Thanksgiving of Black Nazarene Devotees
Sat, April 25: 7:30AM 
         Thanksgiving of Estela

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Sunday, April 26
7:30AM
+Isagani & +Lerma Glen Ayala

Thanksgiving of MaryAnn & Renato Galvez 45 
Wdd Anv

Thanksgiving of CWL—O.L.G.C. Feast Day

The Parishioners

VIGIL CANDLES

Saturday, April 24—Friday, May 1.

Sanctuary Tabernacle—The Parishioners

& Chapel Tabernacle—The Parishioners

INTERCESSORY PRAYER GROUP

Need Prayer Help?

Call Beth: 416-467-6492. Intention will be emailed out to

this prayer community. Only first name & intention will

be shared.

COMMUNION FOR THE SICK & SHUT-INS

CALL PARISH OFFICE AND LET US KNOW—

416-429-4000. SUSPENDED FOR NOW

SACRAMENTS OF FIRST HOLY COMMUNION

Cancelled—TO BE RESCHEDULED

SACRAMENT OF HOLY CONFIRMATION

Cancelled—TO BE RESCHEDULED.

EXTRAORDINARY MINISTER OF HOLY

COMMUNION

(Eucharistic Ministers)

Faith and Resource Sharing Meeting

From: Rebecca Spellacy, Associate Director, Liturgy

This  time  of  pandemic  means  we  cannot
physically  be  together  for  worship.  It  has  caused
us to find new ways to stay connected to the life of
the  Church  and  to  grow  in  our  relationship  with
God.  All  current  Extraordinary  Ministers  of  Holy
Communions  are  invited  to  join  us  on  Saturday,
May 16, 2020, from 10 to 11:30 a.m. for a chance to
share with each other our journey thus far. We will
also  share  some  practical  tips  and  resources  to
continue growing as disciples of Christ.

Please  register  online  at:  https://bit.ly/EMHC-
WebMtg-May2020.  There  is  no  cost  to  join.
Further  information  on  how  to  join  the  web
meeting will be provided upon registration.

If  you  have  any  further  questions,  please  contact
Ella  Okonkwo  at:  formation@archtoronto.org  or
416-934-3400 ext. 523. Please note that our office
is currently working remotely.

LECTORS

Online Meeting

From:  Rebecca  Spellacy,  Associate  Director,
Liturgy

This  time  of  pandemic  means  we  cannot
physically  be  together  for  worship.  It  has  caused
us to find new ways to stay connected to the life of
the  Church,  and  to  grow  in  our  relationship  with
God.  All  current  Lectors  are  invited  to  join  us  on
Saturday,  May  23  from  10  to  11:30  a.m.  for  a
chance  to  share  with  each  other  our  journey  thus
far.  We  will  also  share  some  practical  tips  and
resources  to  continue  growing  as  disciples  of
Christ.

Please  register  online  at:  https://bit.ly/Lectors-
WebMtg-May2020.  There  is  no  cost  to  join.
Further  information  on  how  to  join  the  web
meeting will be provided upon registration.

If  you  have  any  further  questions  please  contact
Ella  Okonkwo  at:  formation@archtoronto.org  or
at  416-934-3400  ext.  523.  Please  note  that  our
office is currently working remotely.

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Parish Sunday Bulletin

               2nd Sunday of Easter                 April 19, 2020 

         MERCY SUNDAY 

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

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Saving World Is Simple

The Singing Nuns

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M4jR_9-

YPK8.

How To Baptize In Lockdown

Lockdown With Kids Sanity Solution

PRAY FOR THE HOLY FATHER, POPE

FRANCIS’, APRIL MISSION INTENTION

Freedom from Addiction

We pray that those suffering from addiction may be

helped and accompanied.

OUR REFUGEE FAMILY

DELAYED

Our Family have been told they cannot travel to Canada

until COVID 19 is over.

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

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.

THE WISDOM 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 by Asking for grace. /

Move on to be amazed and Thankful for all His gifts. /

Finally, Marvel in Adoration of His holy light.

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

SMILE

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Parish Sunday Bulletin

               2nd Sunday of Easter                 April 19, 2020 

         MERCY SUNDAY 

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

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DIVINE MERCY SUNDAY, APRIL 19

9 Things You Need to Know About Divine Mercy Sunday

Millions  of  people  look  forward  to  and  are  profoundly  moved  by  this
day. Divine Mercy Sunday is a recent addition to the Church's calendar,
and it has links to both private revelation and the Bible. What is it, and
why is it so important to them?
1. What is Divine Mercy Sunday?
Divine Mercy Sunday is celebrated on the Second Sunday of Easter. It
is  based  on  the  private  revelations  of  St.  Faustina  Kowalska,  which
recommended  a  particular  devotion  to  the  Divine  Mercy.  It  also  has
links to the Bible and the readings of this day.
2. When was it made part of the Church's calendar?
In  2000,  Pope  St  John  Paul  II  canonized  St.  Faustina  and,  during  the
ceremony, he declared: It is important then that we accept the whole
message  that  comes  to  us  from  the  word  of  God  on  this  Second
Sunday  of  Easter,  which  from  now  on  throughout  the Church  will  be
called "Divine Mercy Sunday".
 3.  If  this  is  based  on  private  revelation,  why  is  it  on  the  Church's
calendar
?  In  his  theological  commentary  in The  Message  of  Fatima,
then-Cardinal  Joseph  Ratzinger  wrote:  We  might  add  that  private
revelations  often  spring  from  popular  piety  and  leave  their  stamp  on
it,  giving  it  a  new  impulse  and  opening  the  way  for  new  forms  of  it.
Nor does this exclude that they will have an effect even on the liturgy,
as we see for instance in the feasts of Corpus Christi and of the Sacred
Heart  of  Jesus.  Popular  piety  is  a  sign  that  the  faith  is  spreading  its
roots into the heart of a people in such a way that it reaches into daily
life.  Popular  religiosity  is  the  first  and  fundamental  mode  of
“inculturation”  of  the  faith.  While  it  must  always  take  its  lead  and
direction from the liturgy, it in turn enriches the faith by involving the
heart.
4. What does the Church do to encourage the celebration of devotion
to the Divine Mercy on this day
?
Among other things, it offers a plenary indulgence: To ensure that the
faithful  would  observe  this  day  with  intense  devotion,  the  Supreme
Pontiff  [St  John  Paul  II]  himself  established  that  this  Sunday  be
enriched by a plenary indulgence, as will be explained below, so that
the  faithful  might  receive  in  great  abundance  the  gift  of  the
consolation of the Holy Spirit.

In  this  way,  they  can  foster  a  growing  love  for  God  and  for  their
neighbour,  and  after  they  have  obtained  God's  pardon,  they  in  turn
might  be  persuaded  to  show  a  prompt  pardon  to  their  brothers  and
sisters.  .  .  .a  plenary  indulgence,  granted  under  the  usual  conditions
(sacramental  confession,  Eucharistic  communion  and  prayer  for  the
intentions  of  Supreme  Pontiff)  to  the  faithful  who,  on  the  Second
Sunday of Easter or Divine Mercy Sunday, in any church or chapel, in a
spirit that is completely detached from the affection for a sin, even a
venial  sin,  take  part  in  the  prayers  and  devotions  held  in  honour  of
Divine  Mercy,  or  who,  in  the  presence  of  the  Blessed  Sacrament
exposed  or  reserved  in  the  tabernacle,  recite  the Our  Father  and  the
Creed, adding a devout prayer to the merciful Lord Jesus (e.g. Merciful
Jesus, I trust in you!").
5. What is the Divine Mercy image?
The Divine Mercy image is a depiction of Jesus based on a vision that
St. Faustina had in 1931. There have been a number of paintings made
of this image. The original, though not the most popular one today, is
shown below.

A basic explanation of the image is: Jesus is shown in most versions as
raising his right hand in blessing, and pointing with his left hand on his
chest  from  which  flow  forth  two  rays:  one  red  and  one  white
(translucent). The depictions often contains the message "Jesus, I trust
in  You!”  The  rays  streaming  out  have  symbolic  meaning:  red  for
the blood of Jesus (which is the Life of Souls), and pale for the water
(which  justify  souls).  The  whole  image  is  symbolic  of  charity,
forgiveness and love of God, referred to as the "Fountain of Mercy".


6. What is the Chaplet of Divine Mercy?
The  Chaplet  of  Divine  Mercy  is  a  set  of  prayers  used  as  part  of  the
Divine  Mercy  devotion. They  are  usually  said  using  a  standard  set  of
Rosary  beads,  often  at  3  p.m.  (the  time  of  Jesus'  death),  but  with  a
different set of prayers than those used in the Marian Rosary.
7. How is the Divine Mercy devotion linked to the Scripture readings
for the Second Sunday of Easter?
The  Divine  Mercy  image  depicts  Jesus  at  the  moment  he  appears  to
the  disciples  in  the  Upper  Room,  after  the  Resurrection,  when  he
empowers them to forgive or retain sins. This moment is recorded in
John  20:19-31,  which  is  the  Gospel  reading  for  this  Sunday.  This
reading  is  placed  on  this  day  because  it  includes  the  appearance  of
Jesus  to  the Apostle Thomas  (in  which Jesus  invites  him  to  touch  his
wounds). This event occurred on the eighth day after the Resurrection,
and  so  it  is  used  on  the  liturgy  eight  days  after  Easter.  (It  also,
however,  includes  the  appearance  of Jesus  to  the  disciples  on  Easter
evening,  a  week  earlier,  in  which  he  empowered  them  to  forgive  or
retain sins.)
8. How did Jesus empower the apostles to forgive or retain sins?
That part of the text reads: Jesus said to them again, "Peace be with
you. As the Father has sent me, even so I send you.” And when he had
said  this,  he  breathed  on  them,  and  said  to  them,  "Receive  the  Holy
Spirit. If you forgive the sins of any, they are forgiven; if you retain the
sins  of  any,  they  are  retained.”  He  thus  gave  them  a  special
empowerment with the Holy Spirit to forgive or retain sins.
9. How does this relate to the sacrament of confession?
It  relates  directly  to  it.  Jesus  empowered  the  apostles  (and  their
successors  in  ministry)  with  the  Holy Spirit  to  either  forgive  or  retain
(not forgive) sins. Because they are empowered with God's Spirit to do
this, their administration of forgiveness is effective--it really removes
sin rather than just being a symbol of forgiveness a person is already
thought  to  have  obtained.  Because  they  are  instructed  to  forgive  or
retain,  they  must  discern  which  they  are  to  do. This  means  that  they
need to know about the sin and whether we are truly repentant of it.
As  a  result,  we  must  tell  them  about  the  sin  and  our  sorrow  for  it.
Hence:  confession.  And  the  Church  Fathers  understood  Christ's
ministers as having this power.

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Parish Sunday Bulletin

               2nd Sunday of Easter                 April 19, 2020 

         MERCY SUNDAY 

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This  Sunday’s  Readings:  First  Reading:  Acts  of  the
Apostles  2:42-47—The  first  community  of  Christians  grows
as  its  members  meet  to  pray  and  break  bread;  Responsorial
Psalm:  Psalm  118:2-4,13-15,22-24—God’s  love  is
everlasting;  Second  Reading:  1  Peter  1:3-9—We  have  new
hope  because  of  Jesus’  Resurrection;  Gospel  Reading:  John
20:19-31—Thomas believes because he sees Jesus.

Background on the Gospel Reading
The Gospels tell us that Jesus appeared to the disciples on
several occasions after they discovered that his tomb was
empty. Part of the mystery of Jesus’ Resurrection is that he
appeared to his disciples not as a spirit but in bodily form.
The bodily form was not one that the disciples recognized
though.  In  John’s  Gospel,  Mary  of  Magdala  does  not
recognize that the figure standing before her is Jesus until
he speaks to her. In Luke’s Gospel the disciples who meet
Jesus on the road to Emmaus do not recognize him until he
breaks  bread  with  them.  The  resurrected  Jesus  had  a
physical  presence,  but  the  disciples  couldn’t  recognize
Jesus  unless  he  allowed  them  to.  His  resurrected  body,
nonetheless, showed the marks of his crucifixion.

From readings such as today’s Gospel, we also see that in
his  resurrected  body,  Jesus  seems  to  be  free  of  physical

constraints.  He  appears  to  the  disciples  despite  the  fact
that the doors were locked.
Jesus greets his disciples with the gift of peace and the gift
of  the  Holy  Spirit.  In  doing  so,  Jesus  commissions  his
disciples  to  continue  the  work  that  he  has  begun:  “As  the
Father  has  sent  me,  so  I  send  you.”  During  the  meeting,
Jesus  also  shows  the  integral  connection  between
forgiveness of sins and the gift of the Holy Spirit.

The  story  of  Thomas  illustrates  our  Christian  experience
today: We  are  called  to  believe  without  seeing.  In  fact,  all
Christians  after  the  first  witnesses  have  been  called  to
believe  without  seeing.  Thomas’s  doubt  is  hardly
surprising; the news of Jesus’ appearance was incredible to
the  disciples  who  had  seen  him  crucified  and  buried.
Thomas’s  human  nature  compelled  him  to  want  hard
evidence that the Jesus who appeared to the disciples after
his  death  was  indeed  the  same  Jesus  who  had  been
crucified. Thomas  is  given  the  opportunity  to  act  on  that
desire. He is our witness that Jesus is really risen.

Our  faith  is  based  on  the  witness  of  the  Church  that  has
preceded us, beginning with Thomas and the first disciples.
Through  Baptism  we  receive  the  same  Holy  Spirit  that
Jesus  brought  to  the  first  disciples.  We  are  among  those
who  are  “blessed”  because  we  believe  without  having
seen.

“Peace Be With You”

JESUS

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               2nd Sunday of Easter                 April 19, 2020 

         MERCY SUNDAY 

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THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT

Last Sunday’s Offering—$1610

Easter Collection to Date—$205.

To break even weekly—$3,000 needed.

Please continue your weekly donations if your

income is not affected by the current situation.

Either You can donate online through “Interact

e-transfer”. To do this—Go to your online bank

account. Choose “interact e-transfer”; in the

section “Send money to” add the parish email

address: saintjohnxx_iiiparish@outlook.com;

in “Notify By” you can give either Fr Simon’s

mobile number: 416-737-0760 Or email address:

degale.s.7@gmail.com.

When you donate your bank will ask you to send

a code which will be sent either to Fr Simon’s

email address or mobile number. Using this

code, I will then be able deposit the funds into

the parish account. Your bank will then notify

you that your donation has been accepted.

Or you can donate by dropping off your

envelope at the mail box at the front door of

Church—call office 416-429-4000 when you do

this and I will come out and pickup;

Or you can mail your donation—St John XXIII

Church, 150 Gateway Blvd, Toronto, M3C 1B1.

FR SIMON’S TRANSFER DELAYED

Dear Parishioners,
Due  to  the  current  situation  of  uncertainty  and
anxiety,  the  Archbishop,  Cardinal  Collins,  wants
priests  to  remain  with  their  communities  until
things  settle  down. Therefore,  my  transfer  to  the
North West Territories  will  not  take  place  in  June
as previously planned. The plan at the moment is
for  the  transfer  to  take  place  in  August.  But,  as
with  all  things,  it  will  happen  in  Jesus’  time.
Meanwhile,  let  us  continue  to  pray  for  one
another and the world. Peace, Fr Simon

NEW PASTOR

Hopefully in August, 2020

Who  the  new  pastor  will  be  has  not  yet  been
decided. Let us pray for him. If we do this together,
he will become a blessing to JXXIII.

SHARELIFE

Living the Gospel through

immediate mental

health services

Mental health problems can

escalate if not addressed quickly.

That’s why the five Catholic Family

Services agencies in the Archdiocese

of Toronto offer walk-in

counselling. This initiative can often

meet clients’ needs without

requiring longer term sessions.

Clients report a clinically significant

increase in confidence that they can

tackle their problems. For some

agencies, ShareLife is the sole

funder of this important program.

Thanks to your support, no one is

ever turned away due to inability to

pay.

May 3 is ShareLife Sunday.

Please give generously.

VOCATIONS

2nd Sunday of Easter - April 19, 2020

“As the Father has sent me, so I send you.”

Will you respond to God's call to be sent as

priest, deacon, sister or brother? If God is calling

you, contact Fr. Chris Lemieux, Vocation

Director, Archdiocese of Toronto

at 416-968-0997.vocations@archtoronto.org

www.vocationstoronto.ca

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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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WE ADORE YOU, O
LORD
True God and true
man, truly present in
this Holy Sacrament,

We adore you, O
Lord
.
Our Savior, God-
with-us, faithful and
rich in mercy,

We adore you, O
Lord.

King and Lord of
creation and history,

We adore you, O
Lord
.
Conqueror of sin and
death,

We adore you, O
Lord.

Friend of
humankind, risen
and living at the right
hand of the Father,

We adore you, O
Lord.

WE BELIEVE IN
YOU, O LORD
Only begotten Son
of the Father, Who
descended from
Heaven for our
salvation,

We believe in you, O
Lord
.
Heavenly doctor,
who inclines over our
misery,

We believe in you, O
Lord
.
Sacrificed Lamb,
who offers Himself
to save us from evil,


We believe in you, O
Lord.
Good Shepherd, who
gives his life for the
flock he loves,

We believe in you, O
Lord.

Living bread and
medicine of
immortality, who
gives us Life eternal,

We believe in you, O
Lord.

FREE US, O LORD
From the power of
Satan and the
seductions of the
world,

Free us, O Lord.
From pride and from
the presumption that
we can do without
you,

Free us, O Lord.
From the deceptions
of fear and anguish,

Free us, O Lord.
From unbelief and
despair,

Free us, O Lord.
From hardness of
heart and the
incapacity to love,

Free us, O Lord.

SAVE US, O LORD
From all the evils
that afflict humanity,

Save us, O Lord.
From hunger, famine
and egoism,

Save us, O Lord.

From disease,
epidemics and fear
of our brothers and
sisters,

Save us, O Lord.
From devastating
folly, from merciless
interests and from
violence,

Save us, O Lord.
From deception,
misinformation and
manipulation of
consciences,

Save us, O Lord.

CONSOLE US, O
LORD
Look upon your
Church, which is
crossing the desert,

Console us, O Lord.
Look upon humanity,
terrified by fear and
anguish,

Console us, O Lord.
Look upon the sick
and dying, oppressed
by loneliness,

Console us, O Lord.
Look upon doctors
and health care
workers,
overwhelmed by
fatigue,

Console us, O Lord.
Look upon politicians
and administrators,
who bear the weight
of decisions,

Console us, O Lord.

GIVE US YOUR
SPIRIT, O LORD

In the hour of trial
and confusion,

Give us your Spirit,
O Lord.

In temptation and in
weakness,

Give us your Spirit,
O Lord.

In the battle against
evil and sin,

Give us your Spirit,
O Lord.

In the search for true
good and true joy,

Give us your Spirit,
O Lord.

In the decision to
remain in You and in
Your friendship,

Give us your Spirit,
O Lord.

OPEN US TO HOPE,
O LORD
If sin oppresses us,

Open us to hope, O
Lord.

If hate closes our
hearts,

Open us to hope, O
Lord.

If suffering visits us,

Open us to hope, O
Lord.

If indifference
distresses us,

Open us to hope, O
Lord.

If death annihilates
us,

Open us to hope, O
Lord.

POPE FRANCIS’

Litany of Supplication

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MIRACULOUS HELP

The  first  known  miracle  worked  by
Our Lady was at the wedding feast of
Cana  when  she  obtained  from  her
Son  the  conversion  of  water  into
wine.  So,  too,  she  can  obtain  a
miraculous  intercession  with  her  Son
for our poor Creation.

Prayer  for  Protection  in  Time  of
Pandemic…
O Mary, you always brighten our path
as a sign of salvation and of hope. We
entrust  ourselves  to  you,  Health  of
the Sick, who, at the Cross, took part
in  Jesus’  pain  while  remaining
steadfast in faith.

O  loving  Mother,  you  know  what  we
need,  and  we  are  confident  you  will
provide  for  us  as  at  Cana  in  Galilee.
Intercede  for  us  with  your Son Jesus,
the  Divine  Physician,  for  those  who
have  fallen  ill,  for  those  who  are
vulnerable,  and  for  those  who  have
died. Intercede also for those charged
with protecting the health and safety
of  others  and  for  those  who  are
tending  to  the  sick  and  seeking  a
cure.

Help  us, O  Mother  of  Divine  Love,  to
conform to the will of the Father and
to  do  as  we  are  told  by  Jesus,  who
took  upon  himself  our  sufferings  and
carried  our  sorrows,  so  as  to  lead  us,
through the Cross, to the glory of the
Resurrection. Amen.

Under  your  protection  we  seek
refuge, O Holy Mother of God. In our
needs,  despise  not  our  petitions,  but
deliver  us  always  from  all  dangers, O
glorious and blessed Virgin. Amen.

CORONA VIRUS PRAYER

Jesus  Christ,  you  traveled  through  towns  and
villages  “curing  every  disease  and  illness.”  At
your  command,  the  sick  were  made  well. Come
to our aid now, in the midst of the global spread
of the coronavirus, that we may experience your
healing  love.  Heal  those  who  are  sick  with  the
virus. May they regain their strength and health
through  quality  medical  care.  Heal  us  from  our
fear,  which  prevents  nations  from  working
together  and  neighbours  from  helping  one
another. Heal us from our pride, which can make
us  claim  invulnerability  to  a  disease  that  knows
no borders.

Jesus  Christ,  you  traveled  through  towns  and
villages “curing every disease and illness.” Come
to  our  aid  now,  that  we  may  experience  your
healing  love.   Jesus Christ,  healer  of  all,  stay  by
our  side  in  this  time  of  uncertainty  and  sorrow.
Be with those who have died from the virus. May
they be at rest with you in your eternal peace. Be
with  the  families  of  those  who  are  sick  or  have
died.  As  they  worry  and  grieve,  defend  them
from  illness  and  despair.  May  they  know  your
peace.  Be  with  the  doctors,  nurses,  researchers,
medical professionals, and support workers who
seek to heal and help those affected and who put
themselves at risk in the process. May they know
your protection and peace.

Be with the leaders of all nations. Give them the
foresight to act with charity and true concern for
the  well-being  of  the  people  they  are  meant  to
serve.  Give  them  the  wisdom  to  invest  in  long-
term  solutions  that  will  help  prepare  for  or
prevent  future  outbreaks.  May  they  know  your
peace,  as  they  work  together  to  achieve  it  on
earth.

Whether we are home or abroad, surrounded by
many people suffering from this illness or only a
few, Jesus Christ, stay with us as we endure and
mourn,  persist  and  prepare.  In  place  of  our
anxiety, give us your peace.
Jesus Christ, heal us.

-AMERICA MAGAZINE

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         MERCY SUNDAY 

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Act of Contrition (traditional)

O  my God,  I  am  heartily  sorry  for  having  offended Thee,
and I detest all my sins because of thy just punishments,
but  most  of  all  because  they  offend Thee,  my God,  who
art  all  good  and  deserving  of  all  my  love.  I  firmly  resolve
with the help of Thy grace to sin no more and to avoid the
near occasion of sin. Amen.

Act of Contrition (alternate form)

My  God,  I  am  sorry  for  my  sins  with  all  my  heart.  In
choosing  to  do  wrong  and  failing  to  do  good,  I  have
sinned against you whom I should love above all things. I
firmly  intend,  with  your  help,  to  do  penance,  to  sin  no
more, and to avoid whatever leads me to sin. Our SavioUr
Jesus Christ suffered and died for us. In his name, my God,
have mercy.

Acts of Contrition inspired by the Gospels

Father of mercy, like the prodigal son I return to you and
say: "I have sinned against you and am no longer worthy
to be called your child.”

Christ  Jesus,  Saviour  of  the  world,  I  pray  with  the
repentant  thief  to  whom  you  promised  Paradise:  "Lord,
remember me in your kingdom.”

Holy  Spirit,  fountain  of  love,  I  call  on  you  with  trust:
"Purify my heart, and help me to walk as a child of light."

Lord Jesus, you opened the eyes of the blind, healed the
sick,  forgave  the  sinful  woman,  and  after  Peter's  denial
confirmed  him  in  your  love.  Listen  to  my  prayer:  forgive
all my sins, renew your love in my heart, help me to live in
perfect  unity  with  my  fellow  Christians  that  I  may
proclaim your saving power to all the world.

An Act of Contrition to Our Lord Jesus

Lord Jesus, you chose to be called the friend of sinners. By
your saving death and resurrection free me from my sins.
May  your  peace  take  root  in  my  heart  and  bring  forth  a
harvest of love, holiness, and truth.

An Act of Contrition inspired by Psalm 51

Lord  God,  in  your  goodness  have  mercy  on  me:  do  not
look on my sins, but take away all my guilt. Create in me a
clean heart and renew within me an upright spirit.

The Jesus Prayer

Lord Jesus, Son of God, have mercy on me, a sinner.

RECONCILIATION WITH THE LORD IN THE

ABSENCE OF THE SACRAMENT OF

CONFESSION

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               2nd Sunday of Easter                 April 19, 2020 

         MERCY SUNDAY 

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