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Parish Sunday Bulletin

                15th Sunday in Ordinary Time                  July 12, 2020 

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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; Office: 416-429-4000; 

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

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

FIRST HOLY COMMUNION FAMILIES

Dear Parents,

If you are comfortable, your Child registered last Fall, 2019, for Confession & First

Holy Communion may make their first Confession and first Holy Communion any time

this July or August (after this date it will be with the new pastor).

Your Child will not need to complete the final requirements.

We will be accepting only one First Communion candidate & family per Mass. First

Communion can take place at a weekday Mass or Sunday Mass.

When you come to the Church it must be 15mins prior to the Mass of choice. This is in

order that your child may make their first confession: Fr Simon—masked—will hear

first Confessions in Our Lady of Good Counsel Lounge which is off of the Church

entrance foyer; the door will be open and a parent can await child in the corridor

leading to the room.

Kindly call the office at 416-429-4000 or email saintjohnxx_iiiparish@outlook.com.

Sunday Mass— Sat Vigil Mass 5:15PM / Sun Mass 9AM, 12:15PM & 5:30PM.

(Weekdays: Mon (cancelled), Wed, Fri 7PM; Tues, Thurs, Sat 9AM).

Baptism—Call office: 416-429-4000

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

Mass on Monday is Cancelled Until Further Notice

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Parish Sunday Bulletin

                15th Sunday in Ordinary Time                  July 12, 2020 

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

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CATECHISM OF THE CATHOLIC CHURCH

THE CELEBRATION OF THE CHRISTIAN MYSTERY

“When is the liturgy celebrated?”

241. What is the centre of the liturgical season?

The centre of the liturgical season is Sunday which is
the foundation and kernel of the entire liturgical year
and  has  its  culmination  in  the  annual  celebration  of
Easter, the feast of feasts.

242. What is the function of the liturgical year?

In the liturgical year the Church celebrates the whole
mystery of Christ from his Incarnation to his return in
glory. On set days the Church venerates with special
love the Blessed Virgin Mary, the Mother of God. The
Church also keeps the memorials of saints who lived
for Christ, who suffered with him, and who live with
him in glory.

243. What is the Liturgy of the Hours?

The  Liturgy  of  the  Hours,  which  is  the  public  and
common prayer of the Church, is the prayer of Christ
with his body, the Church. Through the Liturgy of the
Hours  the  mystery  of  Christ,  which  we  celebrate  in
the Eucharist, sanctifies and transforms the whole of
each  day.  It  is  composed  mainly  of  psalms,  other
biblical  texts,  and  readings  from  the  Fathers  and
spiritual masters.

“Where is the liturgy celebrated?”

244. Does the Church need places in order to

celebrate the liturgy?

The  worship  “in  spirit  and  truth”  (John  4:24)  of  the
New  Covenant  is  not  tied  exclusively  to  any  place
because  Christ  is  the  true  temple  of  God.  Through
him  Christians  and  the  whole  Church  become
temples  of  the  living God  by  the  action  of  the  Holy
Spirit.  Nonetheless,  the  people  of  God  in  their
earthly  condition  need  places  in  which  the
community can gather to celebrate the liturgy.

245. What are sacred buildings?

They are the houses of God, a symbol of the Church
that  lives  in  that  place  as  well  as  of  the  heavenly
Jerusalem.  Above  all  they  are  places  of  prayer  in
which  the  Church  celebrates  the  Eucharist  and
worships  Christ  who  is  truly  present  in  the
tabernacle.

246. What are the privileged places inside sacred

buildings?

They  are:  the  altar,  the  tabernacle,  the  place  where
the  sacred  Chrism  and  other  holy  oils  are  kept,  the
chair  of  the  bishop  (cathedra)  or  the  chair  of  the
priest,  the  ambo,  the  baptismal  font,  and  the
confessional.

LITURGICAL DIVERSITY AND THE UNITY OF THE

MYSTERY

247. Why is the one Mystery of Christ celebrated

by the Church according to various liturgical

traditions?

The answer is that the unfathomable richness of the
mystery of Christ cannot be exhausted by any single
liturgical  tradition.  From  the  very  beginning,
therefore,  this  richness  found  expression  among
various  peoples  and  cultures  in  ways  that  are
characterized  by  a  wonderful  diversity  and
complementarity.

248. What is the criterion that assures unity in the

midst of plurality?

It  is  fidelity  to  the  Apostolic  Tradition,  that  is,  the
communion  in  the  faith  and  in  the  sacraments
received  from  the  apostles,  a  communion  that  is
both  signified  and  guaranteed  by  apostolic
succession. The Church is Catholic and therefore can
integrate  into  her  unity  all  the  authentic  riches  of
cultures.

249. Is everything unchangeable in the liturgy?

In  the  liturgy,  particularly  in  that  of  the  sacraments,
there  are  unchangeable  elements  because  they  are
of  divine  institution.  The  Church  is  the  faithful
guardian of them. There are also, however, elements
subject  to  change  which  the  Church  has  the  power
and  on  occasion  also  the  duty  to  adapt  to  the
cultures of diverse peoples.

NEW MASS PRACTICES

You Have To Reserve Seating.

Call  /  Email  Office  Monday  to  Friday
before  weekend.  416-429-4000  /
saintjohnxx_iiiparish@outlook.com

1. Face Masks to be worn at Mass

2. Sanitize hands at entrance

3. Sit only where there is Green Marker

4.  Families  or  Members  of  Same
Household  can  sit  close  together;  you
must  ensure  distancing  from  non-
household members

5. WASHROOMS—Closed

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Parish Sunday Bulletin

                15th Sunday in Ordinary Time                  July 12, 2020 

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CHALICE CHILDREN’S COLLECTION

February Collection: $266.50

MASS INTENTIONS

Monday Mass Cancelled Until Further Notice

Tues, July 14: 9AM

+Lilian Grace Chambers

Wed, July 15: 7PM

+Edrian Pangan

Thurs, July 16: 9AM

Thanksgiving for Lynda Ednalino

Fri, July 17: 7PM
       

Thanksgiving by Arun & Vanessa

Sat, July 18: 9AM 
      

Thanksgiving of Marcelle Attar

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Saturday, July 18
5:15PM: +Dennis Comeau

Sunday, July 19
9AM: Thanksgiving of Julieta
12:15PM: The Parishioners
5:15PM: +Dennis Edquiban

VIGIL CANDLES

Saturday, July 18—Friday, July 24.

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. SUSPENDED FOR NOW

SACRAMENT OF FIRST HOLY COMMUNION

Call Office to Arrange Date

SACRAMENT OF HOLY CONFIRMATION

NO DATE YET

RETROUVAILLE WEEKEND

Help for Troubled Marriages

Nov 6 @ 6PM

Please be advised that this event may be cancelled

due to the limitations on public gatherings given the

COVID-19 pandemic. We suggest you reach out to

the event organizer to confirm whether this event

will still be happening.

Niagara Falls, Ontario

If you are thinking of separation or divorce — or you

are already separated but want to try again — then

Retrouvaille can help. This program will give you the

tools to help get your marriage back on track. It will

also give you the opportunity to rediscover one

another and examine your lives together in a new

and positive way.

PHONE: 416-281-6007

EMAIL: info@torontoretrouvaille.com.

WEB: www.torontoretrouvaille.com

ONLINE

VIRTUAL TOWN HALL
Wednesday, July 15 @ 7PM

Join Faith Connections for a virtual
evening  of  discussion  on  our  most
recent  podcast,  “Stepping  on  to
the Radical Path of Reconciliation”!
We welcome Elder Tom Dearhouse
to  the  conversation  on  Indigenous
Communities  in  Canada.  This  is
part  of  our  “Creativity  of  Love”
summer  podcast  series  which  can
be  found  at:  https://anchor.fm/
f a i t h - c o n n e c t i o n s .  Yo u ’ r e
encouraged  to  listen  to  the
podcast  before  the  Town  Hall
meeting.
For  more  information  and  to  join
us via Zoom, please visit the events
section  of  our  Facebook  page
at:https://www.facebook.com/
events/714490079383431/.  It’s  sure
to be a great night!

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Parish Sunday Bulletin

                15th Sunday in Ordinary Time                  July 12, 2020 

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

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PRAY FOR THE HOLY FATHER, POPE

FRANCIS’, JULY MISSION INTENTION

Our Families

We pray that today's families may be accompanied with

love, respect and guidance.

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

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

                15th Sunday in Ordinary Time                  July 12, 2020 

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SAINTS THIS WEEK

ST HENRY: Optional Memorial; Monday, July 13
ST CAMILLUS DE LELLIS, PRIEST: Optional Memorial;
Tuesday, July 14

ST  BONAVENTURE,  BISHOP,  DOCTOR:  Memorial;
Wednesday, July  15
—Perhaps  not  a  household  name  for  most
people,  Saint  Bonaventure,  nevertheless,  played  an  important
role in both the medieval Church and the history of the Franciscan
Order. A  senior  faculty  member  at  the University  of  Paris,  Saint
Bonaventure  certainly  captured  the  hearts  of  his  students
through  his  academic  skills  and  insights.  But  more  importantly,
he captured their hearts through his Franciscan love for Jesus and
the Church. Like his model, Saint Francis, Jesus was the centre of
everything—his  teaching,  his  administration,  his  writing,  and  his
life. So much so, that he was given the title “Seraphic Doctor.”

Born in Bagnorea in 1221, Saint Bonaventure was baptized John,
but  received  the  name  Bonaventure  when  he  became  a
Franciscan at the age of 22. Little is known about his childhood,
but  we  do  know  that  his  parents  were  Giovanni  di  Fidanza  and
Maria Ritell. It seems that his father was a physician and a man of
means. While Saint Francis died about five years after the saint’s
birth,  he  is  credited  with  healing  Bonaventure  as  a  boy  of  a
serious illness.

Saint  Bonaventure’s  teaching  career  came  to  a  halt  when  the
Friars elected him to serve as their General Minister. His 17 years
of service were not easy as the Order was embroiled in conflicts
over the interpretation of poverty. Some friars even ended up in
heresy  saying  that  Saint  Francis  and  his  community  were
inaugurating the era of the Holy Spirit which was to replace Jesus,
the Church,  and  Scripture.  But  because  he  was  a  man  of  prayer
and  a  good  administrator,  Saint  Bonaventure  managed  to
structure  the  Order  through  effective  legislation.  But  more
importantly, he offered the Friars an organized spirituality based
on the vision and insights of Saint Francis. Always a Franciscan at
heart  and  a  mystical  writer,  Bonaventure  managed  to  unite  the
pastoral, practical aspects of life with the doctrines of the Church.
Thus, there is a noticeable warmth to his teachings and writings
that make him very appealing.

Shortly  before  he  ended  his  service  as  General  Minister,  Pope
Gregory  X  created  him  a  Cardinal  and  appointed  him  bishop  of
Albano.  But  a  little  over  a  year  later,  while  participating  in  the
Second Council of Lyon, Saint Bonaventure suddenly died on July
15, 1274. There is a theory that he was poisoned.

Saint  Bonaventure  left  behind  a  structured  and  renewed
Franciscan  Order  and  a  body  of  work  all  of  which  glorifies  his
major love—Jesus.

Reflection:  Bonaventure  so  united  holiness  and  theological
knowledge that he rose to the heights of mysticism while remaining
a very active preacher and teacher, one beloved by all who met him.
To  know  him  was  to  love  him;  to  read  him  is  still  for  us  today  to
meet a true Franciscan and a gentleman.

OUR  LADY OF  MOUNT CARMEL:  Optional  Memorial;
Thursday,  July  16
—Hermits  lived  on  Mount  Carmel  near  the
Fountain of Elijah in northern Israel in the 12th century. They had
a chapel dedicated to Our Lady. By the 13th century they became
known  as  “Brothers  of  Our  Lady  of  Mount  Carmel.”  They  soon
celebrated a special Mass and Office in honour of Mary. In 1726, it
became  a  celebration  of  the  universal  Church  under  the  title  of
Our  Lady  of  Mount  Carmel.  For  centuries  the  Carmelites  have
seen  themselves  as  specially  related  to  Mary. Their  great  saints
and  theologians  have  promoted  devotion  to  her  and  often
championed the mystery of her Immaculate Conception.

Saint  Teresa  of  Avila  called  Carmel  “the  Order  of  the  Virgin.”
Saint  John  of  the  Cross  credited  Mary  with  saving  him  from
drowning  as  a  child,  leading  him  to  Carmel,  and  helping  him
escape from prison. Saint Thérèse of the Child Jesus believed that
Mary  cured  her  from  illness.  On  her  First  Communion  day,
Thérèse dedicated her life to Mary. During the last days of her life
she frequently spoke of Mary.

There  is  a  tradition—which  may  not  be  historical—that  Mary
appeared  to  Saint  Simon  Stock,  a  leader  of  the Carmelites,  and
gave  him  a  scapular,  telling  him  to  promote  devotion  to  it. The
scapular  is  a  modified  version  of  Mary’s  own  garment.  It
symbolizes  her  special  protection  and  calls  the  wearers  to
consecrate  themselves  to  her  in  a  special  way.  The  scapular
reminds  us  of  the  gospel  call  to  prayer  and  penance—a  call  that
Mary models in a splendid way.

Reflection: The Carmelites were known from early on as “Brothers of
Our Lady of Mount Carmel.” The title suggests that they saw Mary
not  only  as  “mother,”  but  also  as  “sister.”  The  word  sister  is  a
reminder that Mary is very close to us. She is the daughter of God
and therefore can help us be authentic daughters and sons of God.
She  also  can  help  us  grow  in  appreciation  of  being  sisters  and
brothers to one another. She leads us to a new realization that all
human beings belong to the family of God. When such a conviction
grows, there is hope that the human race can find its way to peace.

Mary, under the Title of Our Lady of Mount Carmel, is the Patron
Saint of: Chile

OUR LADY’S SATURDAY: Optional Memorial; Saturday,
July 19
—Peter (d. 64?) Saint Mark

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                15th Sunday in Ordinary Time                  July 12, 2020 

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This  Sunday’s  Readings:  First  Reading:  Isaiah
55:10-11—The  Word  of  the  Lord  shall  achieve  its
purpose;  Responsorial  Psalm:  Psalm  65:10-14—A
prayer  of  praise  to  God  for  his  abundance;  Second
Reading:  Romans  8:18-23—Together  with  all  of
creation, we await God’s redemption; Gospel Reading:
Matthew  13:1-23  (shorter  form:  Matthew  13:1-9)—
Jesus teaches that the kingdom of heaven is like seed
that has been sown on good soil.

Background on the Gospel Reading
Today’s Gospel marks the beginning of the third long
discourse  given  by  Jesus  in  the  Gospel  of  Matthew.
Over  the  next  few  weeks,  the  Gospel  readings  will
consist  of  the  entire  13th  Chapter  of  Matthew’s
Gospel, a lengthy teaching discourse.

Throughout  this  discourse,  Jesus  will  offer  several
parables to illustrate for his listeners what he means
by  the  kingdom  of  heaven.  He  begins  with  the
parable  of  the  sower,  which  appears  rather
straightforward—of  course  seeds  grow  best  in  good
soil.  Seeds  that  miss  the  soil,  are  sown  on  rocky
ground,  or  are  sown  among  other  plants  will  not

grow.  The  surprise  in  the  parable  is  the  enormous
yield of the seed that is sown on good soil.

Jesus then explains his use of parables. Jesus seems
to  suggest  that  he  uses  parables  to  teach  because
the  meanings  of  parables  are  not  self-evident.  The
hearer  must  engage  in  some  degree  of  reflection  in
order  to  comprehend  the  message  of  a  parable.  In
this  way,  the  medium—the  parable—models  the
point  of  the  parable  of  the  sower.  Those  who  are
willing  to  engage  themselves  in  the  effort  to
understand will be rewarded by the discovery of the
message and will bear fruit.

To bring home the point, Jesus interprets the parable
of  the  sower  to  his  disciples. The  different  types  of
soil  in  which  the  seeds  are  sown  are  metaphors  for
the  disposition  with  which  each  individual  hears  the
teaching about the kingdom of heaven. Some will be
easily  swayed  away  from  the  kingdom  of  heaven.
Some  will  receive  it  for  a  time  but  will  lose  it  when
faced  with  difficulties.  Some  will  hear  the  word  but
will then permit other cares to choke it out. Yet some
will  receive  it  well,  and  the  seed  will  produce
abundant fruit.

“Let Anyone With Ears Listen!”

JESUS

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                15th Sunday in Ordinary Time                  July 12, 2020 

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THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT

Last Sunday’s Offering: $2,096.

FR SIMON’S TRANSFER

AUGUST 27

Dear Parishioners,
Archbishop,  Cardinal  Collins,  has  set  August  27  as  the
date  for  priest  transfers  to  take  place.  Therefore,  my
transfer  to  the  North  West Territories  take  place  at  this
time.

NEW PASTOR

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

VOCATIONS

Let anyone with ears listen!

Do you hear God’s call for you in your life? Have you

considered the way of

loving called "priesthood", “diaconate” or "religious life"?

If God is calling you contact Fr. Chris Lemieux,

Vocation Director, Archdiocese of Toronto at

416-968-0997

vocations@archtoronto.org www.vocationstoronto.ca

HELP WITH MENTAL

HEALTH

Due  to  the  ongoing  COVID-19
restrictions,  we  have  moved  our
counselling  and  psychotherapy
services  online  in  an  effort  to
continue to help our clients who
are  struggling  with  their  mental
well-being in this difficult time.

If  you  are  suffering  from  mild  to
moderate  mental  health  issues
or  are  experiencing  difficulty  in
y o u r  r e l a t i o n s h i p s ,  w e
encourage you to reach out to us
and  take  a  step  towards  a
happier  and  healthier  life.  We
offer  a  variety  of  services,  so
whether  you  are  an  individual,
couple, or family, our counsellors
will  explore  your  concerns  with
you  and  help  you  work  towards
your goals.

Our  sessions  are  conducted
through  the  OnCall  Health
platform,  which  provides  you
and  your  counsellor  with  a
s e c u r e  a n d  p r i v a t e  v i d e o
connection,  since  your  privacy
and  confidentiality  is  of  the
utmost importance to us.

To  l e a r n  m o r e  a b o u t  o u r
counselling  services  or  to  find
out  how  you  can  get  started,
please  visit  the  Catholic  Family
Services of Toronto website at:

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DEALING WITH GRIEF

Dealing with a breakup or the loss of someone close

to you is difficult in the best of times – trying to do

so in the midst of a pandemic makes everything

that much tougher.

Fortunately,  at  Catholic  Family  Services  of Toronto,
we have a ministry dedicated to assisting those who
have  suffered  a  loss  through  separation,  divorce,  or
the death of a loved one.

Our New Beginnings program is offering bi-monthly
support sessions. This closed support group allows us
to  work  together  to  explore  our  grief,  experience
healing, and renew our faith.

For  more  information  or  to  get  yourself  registered,
please  reach  out  to  Arcangelo  Limanni  at
alimanni@cfstoronto.com  or  call  (416)  921-1163,
ext. 2225.

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Parish Sunday Bulletin

                15th Sunday in Ordinary Time                  July 12, 2020 

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

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ADORATION OF OUR LORD IN THE BLESSED

SACRAMENT

Takes place in the Adoration Chapel

Every  Friday:  9AM  to

6PM,  concludes  with

evening  prayer  and

B e n e d i c t i o n  a t

5:40PM.  Come  for  a

few  minutes  or  an

hour  and  keep  watch

with the Lord. Pray for

others,  the  Church,

your family, yourself.

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Parish Sunday Bulletin

                15th Sunday in Ordinary Time                  July 12, 2020 

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

                                                                               !9

POPE FRANCIS’

Litany of Supplication

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.

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Parish Sunday Bulletin

                15th Sunday in Ordinary Time                  July 12, 2020 

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

                                                                               !10

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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Parish Sunday Bulletin

                15th Sunday in Ordinary Time                  July 12, 2020 

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

                                                                               !11

RECONCILIATION WITH THE LORD IN THE

ABSENCE OF THE SACRAMENT OF

CONFESSION

JESUS’ WORDS OF CONSOLATION TO US:

“I am with you always, to the end of the age.” (Mt 28:20)

&

“Let  not  your  hearts  be  troubled.  Believe  in God;  believe
also in me.” (Jn14:10)

&

 “Are  not  two  sparrows  sold  for  a  penny? And  not  one  of
them  will  fall  to  the  ground  apart  from  your  Father.  But
even  the  hairs  of  your  head  are  all  numbered.  Fear  not,
therefore;  you  are  of  more  value  than  many  sparrows.
(Mt10: 29-31)

POPE FRANCIS’ PRAYER TO MARY

O Mary, you shine continuously on our journey as a sign of
salvation and hope. We entrust ourselves to you, Health of
the Sick. At the foot of the Cross you participated in Jesus’
pain, with steadfast faith.

You, Salvation of the Roman People, know what we need.
We are certain that you will provide, so that, as you did at
Cana  of  Galilee,  joy  and  feasting  might  return  after  this
moment of trial.

Help  us,  Mother  of  Divine  Love,  to  conform  ourselves  to
the Father’s will

and to do what Jesus tells us: He who took our sufferings
upon  Himself,  and  bore  our  sorrows  to  bring  us,  through
the Cross, to the joy of the Resurrection. Amen.

We seek refuge under your protection, O Holy Mother of
God. Do not despise our pleas – we who are put to the test
– and deliver us from every danger, O glorious and blessed
Virgin.

POPE FRANCIS

“It is very clear: if you cannot find a priest to whom you

can confess,” explained Pope Francis, “speak with God,

He is your Father, and tell Him the truth: ‘Lord, I have

done this, this and this.... I am sorry”, and ask Him for
forgiveness with all your heart, with the Act of Contri-

tion, and promise Him: ‘Later I will go to confession, but

forgive me now”. You will return immediately to God’s

grace. You yourself can approach God’s forgiveness as the

Catechism teaches us, without having a priest at hand.
Think about it: this is the moment! And this is the right

moment, the appropriate moment. An Act of Contrition,

made well. In this way our souls will become as white as

snow”.

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 SPIRITUAL COMMUNION

(In place of receiving Jesus in Holy Communion)

“My Jesus, I believe that You are present in the Most Holy
Sacrament.  I  love  You  above  all  things,  and  I  desire  to
receive You  into  my  soul.  Since  I  cannot  at  this  moment
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

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.

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Parish Sunday Bulletin

                15th Sunday in Ordinary Time                  July 12, 2020 

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

                                                                               !12

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.

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Parish Sunday Bulletin

                15th Sunday in Ordinary Time                  July 12, 2020 

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