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Parish Sunday Bulletin

                14th Sunday in Ordinary Time                  July 5, 2020 

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SAINT JOHN XXIII PARISH 

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

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 (We Would Have To Sanitize After Each Use)

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

                14th Sunday in Ordinary Time                  July 5, 2020 

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CATECHISM OF THE CATHOLIC CHURCH

THE CELEBRATION OF THE CHRISTIAN MYSTERY

“Who celebrates?”

233. Who acts in the liturgy?

In  the  liturgy  it  is  the  whole  Christ  (Christus
Totus)  who  acts,  Head  and  Body.  As  our  High
Priest  he  celebrates  with  his  body,  which  is  the
Church in heaven and on earth.

234. Who celebrates the heavenly liturgy?

The heavenly liturgy is celebrated by the angels,
by  the  saints  of  the  Old  and  New  Testament,
particularly the Mother of God, by the Apostles,
by  the  martyrs,  and  by  the  “great  multitude
which  no  one  could  number  from  every  nation,
race,  people,  and  tongue.”  (Revelation  7:9).
When we celebrate the mystery of our salvation
in  the  sacraments  we  participate  in  this  eternal
liturgy.

235. How does the Church on earth celebrate

the liturgy?

The Church  on  earth  celebrates  the  liturgy  as  a
priestly people in which each one acts according
to  his  proper  function  in  the  unity  of  the  Holy
Spirit.  The  baptized  offer  themselves  in  a
spiritual  sacrifice;  the  ordained  ministers
celebrate  according  to  the Order  they  received
for the service of all the members of the Church;
the  bishops  and  priests  act  in  the  Person  of
Christ the Head.

“How is the liturgy celebrated?”

236. How is the liturgy celebrated?

The celebration of the liturgy is interwoven with
signs  and  symbols  whose  meaning  is  rooted  in
creation and in human culture. It is determined
by  the  events  of  the Old Testament  and  is  fully
revealed in the Person and work of Christ.

237. From where do the sacramental signs

come?

Some  come  from  created  things  (light,  water,
fire,  bread,  wine,  oil);  others  come  from  social
life (washing, anointing, breaking of bread). Still
others come from the history of salvation in the
Old Covenant (the Passover rites, the sacrifices,

the  laying  on  of  hands,  the  consecrations).
These  signs,  some  of  which  are  normative  and
unchangeable,  were  taken  up  by Christ  and  are
made  the  bearers  of  his  saving  and  sanctifying
action.

238. What is the link between the actions and

the words in the celebration of the

sacraments?

Actions and words are very closely linked in the
celebration  of  the  sacraments.  Indeed,  even  if
the symbolic actions are already in themselves a
language,  it  is  necessary  that  the  words  of  the
rite  accompany  and  give  life  to  these  actions.
The liturgical words and actions are inseparable
both  insofar  as  they  are  meaningful  signs  and
insofar as they bring about what they signify.

239. What are the criteria for the proper use of

singing and music in liturgical celebrations?

Since  song  and  music  are  closely  connected
with  liturgical  action  they  must  respect  the
following  criteria.  They  should  conform  to
Catholic  doctrine  in  their  texts,  drawn
preferably  from  Sacred  Scripture  and  liturgical
sources. They  should  be  a  beautiful  expression
of prayer. The music should be of a high quality.
Song  and  music  should  encourage  the
participation  of  the  liturgical  assembly.  They
should  express  the  cultural  richness  of  the
People  of  God  and  the  sacred  and  solemn
character  of  the  celebration.  “He  who  sings,
prays twice” (Saint Augustine).

240. What is the purpose of holy images?

The  image  of  Christ  is  the  liturgical  icon  par
excellence.  Other  images,  representations  of
Our Lady and of the Saints, signify Christ who is
glorified  in  them.  They  proclaim  the  same
Gospel  message  that  Sacred  Scripture
communicates  by  the  word  and  they  help  to
awaken and nourish the faith of believers.

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Parish Sunday Bulletin

                14th Sunday in Ordinary Time                  July 5, 2020 

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CHALICE CHILDREN’S COLLECTION

February Collection: $266.50

MASS INTENTIONS

Monday Mass Cancelled Until Further Notice

Tues, July 6: 9AM

Thanksgiving of Melissa Ben

Wed, July 7: 7PM

+Rosada Marcella Dias

Thurs, July 8: 9AM

+Jesus Ilagan jr

Fri, July 10: 7PM
       

+Oscar Anacta

Sat, July 11: 9AM 
      

Thanksgiving of Jenifer

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Saturday, July 11
5:15PM: +Candelaria Ferolino

Sunday, July 12
9AM: Thanksgiving by Sharon, Joel, & Roy
12:15PM: The Parishioners
5:15PM: +Dennis Edquiban

VIGIL CANDLES

Saturday, July 11—Friday, July 17.

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

SACRAMENTS OF FIRST HOLY COMMUNION

NO DATE YET

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.c

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WEB: www.torontoretrouvaille.co

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Parish Sunday Bulletin

                14th Sunday in Ordinary Time                  July 5, 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

                14th Sunday in Ordinary Time                  July 5, 2020 

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SAINTS THIS WEEK

ST  MARIA  GORETTI,  VIRIGN,  MARTYR:
Optional  Memorial;  Monday,  July  6—Peter  (d.
64?) Saint Mark
ST  AUGUSTINE  ZHAO  RONG,  PRIEST,
MARTYR,  AND  COMPANIONS,  MARTYRS
:
Optional  Memorial;  Thursday,  July  9—Christianity
arrived in China by way of Syria in the 600s. Depending on
China’s  relations  with  the  outside  world, Christianity  over
the  centuries  was  free  to  grow  or  was  forced  to  operate
secretly.

The 120 martyrs in this group died between 1648 and 1930.
Eighty-seven  of  them  were  born  in  China,  and  were
children,  parents,  catechists,  or  labourers,  ranging  in  age
from  nine  years  to  72.  This  group  includes  four  Chinese
diocesan priests. The 33 foreign-born martyrs were mostly
priests  or  women  religious,  especially  from  the  Order  of
Preachers,  the  Paris  Foreign  Mission  Society,  the  Friars
Minor,  Society  of  Jesus,  Society  of  St.  Francis  de  Sales
(Salesians), and Franciscan Missionaries of Mary.

Augustine  Zhao  Rong  was  a  Chinese  soldier  who
accompanied  Bishop  John  Gabriel  Taurin  Dufresse  of  the
Paris Foreign Mission Society to his martyrdom in Beijing.
Not  long  after  his  baptism,  Augustine  was  ordained  as  a
diocesan  priest.  He  was  martyred  in  1815.  Beatified  in
groups at various times, these 120 martyrs were canonized
together in Rome on October 1, 2000.

Reflection: The  People’s  Republic  of  China  and  the  Roman
Catholic Church  each  have  well  over  a  billion  members,  but
there  are  only  about  12  million  Catholics  in  China.  The
reasons  for  that  are  better  explained  by  historical  conflicts
than  by  a  wholesale  rejection  of  the  Good  News  of  Jesus
Christ. The Chinese-born  martyrs  honoured  by  today’s  feast
were  regarded  by  their  persecutors  as  dangerous  because
they were considered allies of enemy, Catholic countries. The
martyrs  born  outside  China  often  tried  to  distance
themselves  from  European  political  struggles  relating  to
China,  but  their  persecutors  saw  them  as  Westerners  and
therefore,  by  definition,  anti-Chinese.  The  Good  News  of
Jesus  Christ  is  intended  to  benefit  all  peoples;  today’s
martyrs knew that. May 21st-century Christians live in such a
way that Chinese women and men will be attracted to hear
that Good News and embrace it.

ST  BENEDICT,  ABBOT:  Memorial;  Saturday,  July
11
—Benedict  was  born  into  a  distinguished  family  in
central Italy, studied at Rome, and early in life was drawn
to  monasticism.  At  first  he  became  a  hermit,  leaving  a
depressing world—pagan armies on the march, the Church
torn  by  schism,  people  suffering  from  war,  morality  at  a
low ebb.

He  soon  realized  that  he  could  not  live  a  hidden  life  in  a
small town any better than in a large city, so he withdrew
to  a  cave  high  in  the  mountains  for  three  years.  Some
monks chose Benedict as their leader for a while, but found
his  strictness  not  to  their  taste. Still  the  shift  from  hermit
to  community  life  had  begun  for  him.  He  had  an  idea  of
gathering  various  families  of  monks  into  one  “Grand
Monastery”  to  give  them  the  benefit  of  unity,  fraternity,
and permanent worship in one house. Finally he began to
build  what  was  to  become  one  of  the  most  famous
monasteries  in  the  world—Monte  Cassino,  commanding
three  narrow  valleys  running  toward  the  mountains  north
of Naples.

The  Rule  that  gradually  developed  prescribed  a  life  of
liturgical prayer, study, manual labor, and living together in
community  under  a  common  abbot.  Benedictine
asceticism  is  known  for  its  moderation,  and  Benedictine
charity  has  always  shown  concern  for  the  people  in  the
surrounding countryside. In the course of the Middle Ages,
all  monasticism  in  the West  was  gradually  brought  under
the Rule of St. Benedict.

Today  the  Benedictine  family  is  represented  by  two
branches:  the  Benedictine  Federation  encompassing  the
men  and  women  of  the  Order  of  St.  Benedict,  and  the
Cistercians, men and women of the Order of Cistercians of
the Strict Observance.

Reflection: The Church has been blessed through Benedictine
devotion to the liturgy, not only in its actual celebration with
rich  and  proper  ceremony  in  the  great  abbeys,  but  also
through  the  scholarly  studies  of  many  of  its  members.
Liturgy is sometimes confused with guitars or choirs, Latin or
Bach. We should be grateful to those who both preserve and
adapt the genuine tradition of worship in the Church.

Saint  Benedict  is  the  Patron  Saint  of:  Europe,  Kidney
Disease, Monks, Poisoning, Schoolchildren

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Parish Sunday Bulletin

                14th Sunday in Ordinary Time                  July 5, 2020 

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This  Sunday’s  Readings:  First  Reading:  Zechariah
9:9-10—The  Lord  shall  come  to  reign  in  Zion;
Responsorial  Psalm:  Psalm  145:1-2,8-11,13-14—A
prayer  of  praise  to  God  who  is  our  king;  Second
Reading: Romans 8:9,11-13—Those in whom the Spirit
of  God  dwells  must  now  live  according  to  the  Spirit,
not  the  flesh;  Gospel  Reading:  Matthew  11:25-30—
Jesus prays in thanks to God, who has revealed himself
to the lowly.
Background on the Gospel Reading
Today’s reading from Matthew’s Gospel comes after
a  discourse  in  which  Jesus  reproaches  people  who
have witnessed his mighty deeds yet still lack belief.
In this context, today’s Gospel explains the reason for
this unbelief and reveals what is necessary for faith.
Today’s  Gospel  also  continues  to  enhance  our
understanding  of  discipleship  as  last  week’s  Gospel
did.

Jesus  first  prays  in  thanksgiving  to  God  who  has
made  himself  known  to  Jesus’  disciples.  He  praises
God who has made himself known to the “little ones”
and  not  to  the  wise  and  learned. As  in  other  recent
readings from Matthew’s Gospel, a contrast is made

here  between  the  unbelieving  Pharisees,  who  are
wise  and  learned,  and  the  faithful  disciples,  tax
collectors,  and  sinners  with  whom  Jesus  keeps
company.

The second part of this reading calls to our attention
the  unity  between  the  Father  and  the Son. God  has
made himself known through Jesus, and in knowing
Jesus, we come to know the Father. In Jesus’ life and
in his person, God reveals himself to us.

In the concluding sentences of today’s Gospel, Jesus’
teaching  is  again  contrasted  to  the  teaching  of  the
Pharisees. This common theme of Matthew’s Gospel
probably reflects tension that existed between Jesus
and  the  Pharisees  and  between  the  Pharisees  and
the  community  of  Christians  for  whom  Matthew
wrote.  Pharisaic  Judaism  became  the  predominant
form of Judaism after the destruction of the Temple
in  Jerusalem  about  70  A.D.  Here  that  tension  is
expressed  as  alternative  paths  of  holiness.  The
careful  observance  of  the  Mosaic  law  taught  by  the
Pharisees  could  be  experienced  by  some  as  difficult
and burdensome. In contrast, Jesus’ way of holiness
is presented as uncomplicated and even restful.

“Come To Me, All You That Are Weary And Carrying Heavy Burdens ,

And I Will Give You Rest. I Am Gentle And Humble In Heart, And You

Will Find Rest For Your Souls.”

JESUS

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                14th Sunday in Ordinary Time                  July 5, 2020 

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THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT

Last Sunday’s Offering: $2748.25

ShareLife: $440

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

“You are in the spirit, since the Spirit of God dwells in

you.”

Is the Spirit leading you or someone you know

to ministerial service? If God is calling you, to the

priesthood, diaconate or consecrated life, 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

                14th Sunday in Ordinary Time                  July 5, 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

                14th Sunday in Ordinary Time                  July 5, 2020 

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

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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

                14th Sunday in Ordinary Time                  July 5, 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

                14th Sunday in Ordinary Time                  July 5, 2020 

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

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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

                14th Sunday in Ordinary Time                  July 5, 2020 

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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.

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Parish Sunday Bulletin

                14th Sunday in Ordinary Time                  July 5, 2020 

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

                                                                               !13