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Parish Sunday Bulletin

      Feast Of The Presentation Of The Lord      February 2, 2020 

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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

BOOK & MEDIA FAIR WITH FINE DINING

Sat Feb 8 & Sun Feb 9

We welcome Sister Carly Paula of the Daughters of St Paul to our

parish at all our Masses on the above dates.

After each Mass you are invited down for a fine dinning

experience. Before or after Mass you will find an extensive selection of

Catholic Bibles, Books, Music CDs, and DVD movies for all ages. You

are certain to find something inspiring for your self and others.

Info: about life and mission of Daughters of St Paul, www.pauline.org

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      Feast Of The Presentation Of The Lord      February 2, 2020 

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CATECHISM OF THE CATHOLIC CHURCH 

THE PROFESSION OF FAITH

“The Creed”

I BELIEVE IN JESUS CHRIST, THE ONLY SON OF GOD

129. What is the condition of the risen body of Jesus?

The Resurrection of Christ was not a return to earthly life.
His  risen  body  is  that  which  was  crucified  and  bears  the
marks  of  his  passion.  However  it  also  participates  in  the
divine  life,  with  the  characteristics  of  a  glorified  body.
Because of this the risen Jesus was utterly free to appear to
his  disciples  how  and  where  he  wished  and  under  various
aspects.

130. How is the Resurrection the work of the Most Holy

Trinity?

The  Resurrection  of Christ  is  a  transcendent  work  of God.
The three Persons act together according to what is proper
to  them:  the  Father  manifests  his  power;  the  Son  “takes
again”  the  life  which  he  freely  offered  (John  10:17),
reuniting  his  soul  and  his  body  which  the  Spirit  brings  to
life and glorifies.

131. What is the saving meaning of the Resurrection?

The  Resurrection  is  the  climax  of  the  Incarnation.  It
confirms  the  divinity  of Christ  and  all  the  things  which  he
did  and  taught.  It  fulfills  all  the  divine  promises  made  for
us. Furthermore the risen Christ, the conqueror of sin and
death,  is  the  principle  of  our  justification  and  our
Resurrection.  It  procures  for  us  now  the  grace  of  filial
adoption  which  is  a  real  share  in  the  life  of  the  only
begotten  Son.  At  the  end  of  time  he  will  raise  up  our
bodies.

“Jesus Ascended into Heaven

and Is Seated at the Right Hand of

God the Father Almighty”

132. What does the Ascension mean?

After forty days during which Jesus showed himself to the
apostles  with  ordinary  human  features  which  veiled  his
glory  as  the  Risen  One,  Christ  ascended  into  heaven  and
was seated at the right hand of the Father. He is the Lord
who now in his humanity reigns in the everlasting glory of
the Son of God and constantly intercedes for us before the
Father.  He  sends  us  his Spirit  and  he  gives  us  the  hope  of
one day reaching the place he has prepared for us.
“From thence He shall come to judge the living and the dead”

133. How does the Lord Jesus now reign?

As the Lord of the cosmos and of history, the Head of his
Church, the glorified Christ mysteriously remains on earth
where  his  kingdom  is  already  present  in  seed  and  in  its
beginning in the Church. One day he will return in glory but
we  do  not  know  the  time.  Because  of  this  we  live  in
watchful  anticipation,  praying  “Come,  Lord”  (Revelation
22:20).

134. How will the coming of the Lord in glory happen?

After  the  final  cosmic  upheaval  of  this  passing  world  the
glorious  coming  of  Christ  will  take  place. Then  will  come
the definitive triumph of God in the parousia and the Last
Judgment. Thus the Kingdom of God will be realized.

135. How will Christ judge the living and the dead?

Christ  will  judge  with  the  power  he  has  gained  as  the
Redeemer of the world who came to bring salvation to all.
The secrets of hearts will be brought to light as well as the
conduct of each one toward God and toward his neighbor.
Everyone,  according  to  how  he  has  lived,  will  either  be
filled  with  life  or  damned  for  eternity.  In  this  way,  “the
fullness  of  Christ”  (Ephesians  4:13)  will  come  about  in
which “God will be all in all” (1 Corinthians 15:28).

OUR REFUGEE FAMILY

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

Monthly Second Collection

Next Collection, Sunday February 23

FEAST OF THE PRESENTATION OF THE

LORD

TODAY: Sunday, February 2

Candles to be blessed at Mass

The Presentation of the Lord in the Temple takes
place  40  days  after  his  birth.  At  this  time  his
Mother, Mary, was to be purified, for anyone who
had given birth or was in contact with death was
considered  unclean.  It  was  at  this  event  that
these words were spoken by the prophet Simeon
over the Child:

“At last all-powerful master, your servant can go in

peace according to your promise; for my eyes have

seen your Salvation, the Light to enlighten the

gentiles and give glory to Israel your people.”

From these words comes the tradition of blessing
candles  representing  Christ,  the  Light,  who
enlightens the gentiles or the nations.

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      Feast Of The Presentation Of The Lord      February 2, 2020 

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CHALICE CHILDREN’S COLLECTION

SUSPENDED FOR REFUGEE COLLECTION

MASS INTENTIONS

Mon, February 3, 7PM:

Thanksgiving: Dindo Mindanao—B-day

Tues, February 4, 9AM:

+Levy Dizon

Wed, February 5, 7 PM:

+James Cooper

Thurs, February 6, 9AM:
       

+Maribeth Empensando

Fri, February 7, 7PM
       

Thanksgiving of Gemma C.

Sat, February 8, 9AM 

+Rosada Marcella Dias

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Saturday, February 8
5:15PM: +Monita Macuha
Sunday, February 9
9AM: Thanksgiving of June Luk
12:15PM: The Parishioners
5:30PM: +Peter, +Aurora, +Lina, +Andres

VOCATIONS

“Jesus did not come to help Angels, but the descendants

of Abraham.”

If God is calling you to consider the

priesthood, diaconate, brother or sister, contact Fr. Chris

Lemieux, Vocation Director, Archdiocese of

Toronto at 416-968-0997.

vocations@archtoronto.org www.vocationstoronto.ca

VIGIL CANDLES

Saturday, Feb 8—Friday, Feb 14

Sanctuary Tabernacle: +

Chapel Tabernacle:

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

THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT

Last Sunday’s Offering—$2452

To break even weekly—$3,000 needed.

Monthly Refugee Collection

$1479.

UPCOMING PARISH YOUTH GROUPS EVENTS

All Are Welcome

Fri, Feb 7, from 6 - 8:00 pm in the Parish Hall. (Lesson)
Fri, Feb 14, from 6 - 8:00 pm in the Parish Hall. (Social)

Fri, Feb 21, from 6 - 8:00 pm in the Parish Hall. (Service)
Fri, Feb 28, from 6 - 8:00 pm in the Parish Hall. (Lesson)

SACRAMENT OF HOLY CONFIRMATION

SESSION 4—WED FEB 19, 2020

7PM Mass & 7:30PM—9PM

SUNDAY MASS—Confirmandi attendance at Mass every

Sunday is a sign that you are ready to receive God, the

Holy Spirit, in a new and deeper way.

SACRAMENTS OF

FIRST HOLY COMMUNION & CONFESSION

Second Test

Month of February/March

Call office for appointment with Fr Simon when child

knows the material.

Sunday Mass

Confirmandi attendance at Mass every Sunday is a sign

that you are ready to receive God, the Holy Spirit, in a

new and deeper way.

BEING A GOOD STEWARD OF

GOD’S GIFTS

Sunday, February 2, Feast of the Presentation

After labouring in the temple for his entire life,

Simeon was rewarded with the gift of

beholding Christ with his own eyes. The reward

of Simeon is the reward awaiting all of Christ’s

faithful stewards. So when the commitment to

our life of stewardship becomes difficult and

we’re tempted to despair, let us remember the

reward that awaits us of beholding Him with

utter joy and peace in Heaven.

—Stewardship, Archdiocese of Toronto

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PRAY FOR THE HOLY FATHER, POPE FRANCIS’,

FEBRUARY MISSION INTENTION

Human Trafficking

For a generous welcome of the victims of human

trafficking, of enforced prostitution, and of violence.

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.

DO YOU OR DOES A LOVED ONE

EXPERIENCE SAME-SEX ATTRACTION?

Courage and EnCourage provide spiritual support and

pastoral guidance in full accordance with authentic

Catholic teaching on homosexuality and chastity. For

more information on our meetings and events, see

contact info below:

EnCourage: Spiritual support for family and friends of

those who experience same-sex attraction; faithful to

Church teaching on chastity.

Chaplain: Fr Eric Rodrigues

tel: 416-928-5094

email: encouragetoronto@yahoo.com

Courage: Spiritual support for adults who experience

same-sex attraction and wh desire to develop a life of

interior chastity n uno with Christ.

Chaplain: Fr Kevin Belgrave

tel: 416928-5094

email: coragetoronto@yahoo.ca

All inquiries are confidential.

UPCOMING LENTEN MISSION

St John XXIII Parish

Preacher: Fr Francis Ching, Companions of the Cross

“Growing in Partnership with Christ.”

“We will focus on living a responsible discipleship, fighting

vices and growing in virtues”

March 29 to April 1, 2020

Fr Francis is returning to lead us in this parish mission and

the above is his theme for this mission.

FORMATION FOR EXTRAORDINARY

MINISTERS OF HOLY COMMUNION

Saturday, Feb 8; 9AM–2PM

The Archdiocese of Toronto invites Extraordinary

Ministers of Holy Communion to participate in a

formation session that reflects on the mystery of the

Eucharist, theology of the Liturgy, and the specific

duties of this ministry.

This session will provide time for participants to learn

more about:

•The  theology  of  the  Eucharist  /  •The  Eucharistic  Prayer
and  its  importance  in  the  Liturgy  /  •An  overview  of  the
role of the Extraordinary Minister of Holy Communion in
the liturgy / •A review of the policies of the Archdiocese of
Toronto and other best practices.
Training is open to current Extraordinary Ministers of Holy

Communion and Clergy.

WHEN: Sat, Feb 8; TIME: 9AM–2PM; WHERE: Precious
Blood Parish, 1737 Lawrence Avenue East, Scarborough 


CONTACT: Rebecca Spellacy at 416-934-3400 ext. 525

or rspellacy@archtoronto.org

SMILE

BLESSING OF THROATS

Feast of St Blaise

Tomorrow, Monday, January 3 is the Feast of St Blaise.

The traditional blessing of throats will take place after

the final blessing.

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SAINTS OF THE WEEK

St BLAISE, BISHOP, MARTYR—Optional Memorial:
Monday, February 3
: We know more about the devotion to
Saint Blaise by Christians around the world than we know
about the saint himself. His feast is observed as a holy day
in  some  Eastern Churches.  In  1222,  the Council  of Oxford
prohibited  servile  labor  in  England  on  Blaise’s  feast  day.
The Germans and Slavs hold him in special honor, and for
decades  many  United  States  Catholics  have  sought  the
annual Saint Blaise blessing for their throats.

We know that Bishop Blaise was martyred in his episcopal
city of Sebastea, Armenia, in 316. The legendary Acts of St.
Blaise  were  written  400  years  later.  According  to  them
Blaise  was  a  good  bishop,  working  hard  to  encourage  the
spiritual  and  physical  health  of  his  people.  Although  the
Edict  of  Toleration  (311),  granting  freedom  of  worship  in
the Roman Empire, was already five years old, persecution
still raged in Armenia. Blaise was apparently forced to flee
to the back country. There he lived as a hermit in solitude
and prayer, but he made friends with the wild animals. One
day  a  group  of  hunters  seeking  wild  animals  for  the
amphitheater stumbled upon Blaise’s cave. They were first
surprised and then frightened. The bishop was kneeling in
prayer  surrounded  by  patiently  waiting  wolves,  lions  and
bears.

The  legend  has  it  that  as  the  hunters  hauled  Blaise  off  to
prison, a mother came with her young son who had a fish
bone  lodged  in  his  throat. At  Blaise’s  command  the  child
was able to cough up the bone.

Agricolaus,  governor  of  Cappadocia,  tried  to  persuade
Blaise  to  sacrifice  to  pagan  idols.  The  first  time  Blaise
refused,  he  was  beaten. The  next  time  he  was  suspended
from  a  tree  and  his  flesh  torn  with  iron  combs  or  rakes.
Finally, he was beheaded.

Reflection:  Four  centuries  give  ample  opportunity  for  fiction
to creep in with fact. Who can be sure how accurate Blaise’s
biographer  was?  But  biographical  details  are  not  essential.
Blaise is seen as one more example of the power those have
who  give  themselves  entirely  to  Jesus.  As  Jesus  told  his
apostles  at  the  Last  Supper,  “If  you  remain  in  me  and  my
words  remain  in  you,  ask  for  whatever  you  want  and  it  will
be  done  for  you”  (John  15:7). With  faith  we  can  follow  the
lead of the Church in asking for Blaise’s protection.

Saint Blaise is the Patron Saint of: Throat Ailments, English
Wool Combers

St  ANSGAR,  BISHOP—Optional  Memorial:  Monday,
February 3
:

St  AGATHA,  VIRGIN,  MARTYR—Memorial:
Wednesday, February 5
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St PAUL MIKI AND COMPANIONS, MARTYRS
—Memorial: Thursday, February 6:

St  JEROME  EMILIANI,  PRIEST—Optional
Memorial: Saturday,  February  8
:   A  careless  and  irreligious
soldier for the city-state of Venice, Jerome was captured in
a skirmish at an outpost town and chained in a dungeon. In
prison Jerome had a lot of time to think, and he gradually
learned  how  to  pray.  When  he  escaped,  he  returned  to
Venice  where  he  took  charge  of  the  education  of  his
nephews—and began his own studies for the priesthood.

In  the  years  after  his  ordination,  events  again  called
Jerome  to  a  decision  and  a  new  lifestyle.  Plague  and
famine  swept  northern  Italy. Jerome  began  caring  for  the
sick  and  feeding  the  hungry  at  his  own  expense.  While
serving  the  sick  and  the  poor,  he  soon  resolved  to  devote
himself  and  his  property  solely  to  others,  particularly  to
abandoned  children.  He  founded  three  orphanages,  a
shelter for penitent prostitutes and a hospital.

Around  1532,  Jerome  and  two  other  priests  established  a
congregation, the Clerks Regular of Somasca, dedicated to
the  care  of  orphans  and  the  education  of  youth.  Jerome
died  in  1537  from  a  disease  he  caught  while  tending  the
sick. He was canonized in 1767. In 1928, Pius Xl named him
the patron of orphans and abandoned children.

Reflection: Very often in our lives it seems to take some kind
of  “imprisonment”  to  free  us  from  the  shackles  of  our  self-
centeredness.  When  we’re  “caught”  in  some  situation  we
don’t  want  to  be  in,  we  finally  come  to  know  the  liberating
power of Another. Only then can we become another for “the
imprisoned” and “the orphaned” all around us.

Saint  Jerome  Emiliani  is  the  Patron  Saint  of:  Orphans,
Abandoned Children

St  JOSEPHINE  BAKHITA,  VIRGIN—Optional
Memorial: Saturday, February 8
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This Sunday’s Readings: 1st Reading: Malachi 3:1-4;
Psalm  24:7,  8,  9,  10;  2nd  Reading:  Hebrews  2:14-18;
Gospel: Luke 2:22-40

Feast of the Presentation of the Lord
The feast was first observed in the Eastern Church as
"The Encounter." In the sixth century, it began to be
observed  in  the  West:  in  Rome  with  a  more
penitential  character  and  in  Gaul  (France)  with
solemn  blessings  and  processions  of  candles,
popularly  known  as  "Candlemas."  The  Presentation
of the Lord concludes the celebration of the Nativity
and  with  the  offerings  of  the Virgin  Mother  and  the
prophecy  of  Simeon,  the  events  now  point  toward
Easter.

"In  obedience  to  the  Old  Law,  the  Lord  Jesus,  the
first-born,  was  presented  in  the  Temple  by  his
Blessed Mother and his foster father. This is another
'epiphany'  celebration  insofar  as  the  Christ  Child  is
revealed  as  the  Messiah  through  the  canticle  and
words  of  Simeon  and  the  testimony  of  Anna  the
prophetess. Christ  is  the  light  of  the  nations,  hence
the blessing and procession of candles on this day. In
the  Middle Ages  this  feast  of  the  Purification  of  the
Blessed  Virgin  Mary,  or  'Candlemas,'  was  of  great
importance.

— From Ceremonies of the Liturgical Year

Today's first reading gives us an important insight to
understand  profoundly  the  mystery  of  the  Lord’s
Presentation  in  the Temple  by  Mary  and  Joseph,  in
accordance with the canons of Mosaic Law. The text,
taken  from  the  Prophet  Malachi  says,  ‘I  am  sending
my  messenger  to  prepare  the  way  before  me;  and
suddenly there will come to the temple the Lord who
you  seek’  (Mal  3:1).  From  all  the  Gospels,  we  know
that it is the Precursor, St John the Baptist who was
born  6  months  before  Jesus,  that  God  sent  to
prepare  His  way.  Putting  these  evangelical  facts
together,  we  can  comprehend  the  words  of  the
Prophet  Malachi.  The  Lord  God  promised  that  He
would  send  a  Precursor  to  prepare  His  way.  Since
there is only 6 months between the birth of St John
the  Baptist  and  Jesus  it  is  clear  that  the  prophecy
meant  that  suddenly  after  the  Precursor,  the  Lord
Himself will come. So, soon after the Baptist’s birth,
God entered His temple. Jesus’ presentation signifies
God’s  entrance  to  His  temple.  God  made  man
entered His temple, presenting Himself to those who
were really searching for Him.

—Excerpted from the Congregation for the Clergy

“My Eyes Have Seen Your Salvation”

The Prophet
Simeon
speaking of
the Christ
Child

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NEW PASTOR

June 24, 2020

Who the new pastor will be has not yet been decided—this will
be  known  sometime  in  May  of  2020.  Let  us  begin  praying  for
him
. If we do this together, he will become a blessing to JXXIII.
Date of transfer is June 24, 2020.

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)

TOTUS TUUS RETURNS

Dear Parents Please Call Office &

Register

Your Child for Totus Tuus 2020.

Dates: Aug 9-14 / Cost: $10/for the

week/per child payable week prior to

Aug 9. / Day Prgrm: kids entering

grades 1-6 in the Fall. / Eveng Prgrm:

youth entering grades 7-12 in the Fall.

MARRIAGE SUNDAY CELEBRATION

OF MASS WITH CARDINAL COLLINS

Sunday, February 9

As  part  of  Marriage  Sunday  2020  celebrations,
Cardinal Thomas Collins will preside at a special
Mass  to  honour  couples  celebrating  milestone
anniversaries  in  2020.  If  you  (or  a  couple  you
know) are celebrating a 25th, 40th, 50th or 60+
wedding anniversary in 2020, they are invited to
join  in  this  special  celebration.  The  Mass  will
take  place  at  3  p.m.  on  Sun,  Feb  9  at  St.  Issac
Jogues  Parish  (1148  Finch  Av,  Pickering).  A
reception  will  follow  Mass.  All  are  welcome  to
attend  -  couples  celebrating  milestone
anniversaries  are  asked  to  register  online  or  by
phone  to  ensure  reserved  seating.  Registration
and  other  important  information  can  be  found
at: www.archtoronto.org/marriage or by calling
(416) 934-3400, x 523.

A Prayer for Married Couples

Father of life and love,

You created us in your image – woman and

man. We rejoice and thank you for the gift of

each other.

Sustain us in our love and lead us to a deeper

understanding of your love. Jesus, we come

before you, seeking your guidance and direction

in our relationship. In marriage you call and

challenge us to a permanent, exclusive and

sacred friendship. Be our strength and support,

therefore, as we continue this journey together.

Holy Spirit, help us to strive towards a lasting,

honest commitment united in love. Give us your

strength to carry each other in times of

darkness, your joy in times of happiness, and

your gift of awe in the uniqueness and

sacredness of each other. May our love be a

reflection and a sign of your love in the world.

Amen.

COUNTDOWN FOR LENT BEGINS

When Is Ash Wednesday?

FEBRUARY 26

What is Ash Wednesday?

This day marks the beginning of Lent. We attend Mass on this
day and receive the Ashes on the forehead as a sign of sorrow
for sin and as sign of our intention to become more faithful.

What is Lent?

Lent is the penitential season of the Church’s year. It is 40 days
of preparation to renew our Baptismal vows on Easter Sunday.
During  this  time  we  seek  closer  union  with  the  Lord  through
increasing the disciplines of fasting, prayer, and giving of alms
(charitable giving).

Lenten Fast & Abstinence

Catholics  are  obligated  to  Fast  &  Abstain  from  meat  on  Ash
Wednesday & Good Friday.

The Fast on Ash Wednesday and Good Friday.

The required fast on Ash Wed and Good Friday involves eating
only one full meal on those days. One or two smaller meals may
be  taken  on  those  days,  but  may  not  total  one  full  meal.   The
required fast does not allow eating anything between meals.

Abstinence on Ash Wednesday and Good Friday

Abstinence  on  these  days  from  meat  does  not  intend  the
omission of eggs or dairy products.

Age Requirements

"All Catholics who have completed their 14th year are bound by
the law of abstinence; all adults are bound by the law of fast up
to the beginning of their 60th year.

Fridays of the Year

It is a requirement of our Faith that we abstain from meat on all
the  Fridays  of  the  year  (except  on  Solemnities)  in
commemoration of our Saviour’s death

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Parish Sunday Bulletin

      Feast Of The Presentation Of The Lord      February 2, 2020 

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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 The Presentation Of The Lord      February 2, 2020 

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

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