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Parish Sunday Bulletin

      The Most Holy Body & Blood of Christ      June 14, 2020 

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

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SAINT JOHN XXIII PARISH 

Open Today: 9AM-1PM for Private Prayer (No Mass) 

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

GOOD NEWS

Next Sunday, June 20/21, Sunday Mass will resume.

Unfortunately, we are limited to only 30% capacity.

This means you have to reserve a seat at Mass.

SEE PAGE 2 FOR DETAILS

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

Baptism—NEW: Only 5 persons permitted in Church: 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

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Parish Sunday Bulletin

      The Most Holy Body & Blood of Christ      June 14, 2020 

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

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CATECHISM OF THE CATHOLIC CHURCH

THE PROFESSION OF FAITH

“The Creed”

“I Believe In The Forgiveness Of Sins”

200. How Are Sins Remitted?

The First And Chief Sacrament For The Forgiveness Of Sins
Is  Baptism.  For  Those  Sins  Committed  After  Baptism,
Christ  Instituted  The  Sacrament  Of  Reconciliation  Or
Penance Through  Which  A  Baptized  Person  Is  Reconciled
With God And With The Church.

201. Why Does The Church Have The Power To Forgive

Sins?

The Church Has The Mission And The Power To Forgive Sins
Because  Christ  Himself  Has  Conferred  It  Upon  Her:
“Receive The  Holy  Spirit,  If You  Forgive The  Sins  Of  Any,
They Are Forgiven; If You Retain The Sins Of Any, They Are
Retained” (John 20:22-23).

“I Believe In The Resurrection Of The Body”

202. What Is The Meaning Of The Term “Body” (Or

“Flesh”) And What Importance Does It Have?

The Resurrection Of The Flesh Is The Literal Formulation In
The Apostles Creed For The Resurrection Of The Body. The
Term “Flesh” Refers To Humanity In Its State Of Weakness
A n d  M o r t a l i t y.  “ T h e  F l e s h  I s  T h e  H i n g e  O f
Salvation”  (Tertullian).  We  Believe  In  God The  Creator  Of
The Flesh; We Believe In The Word Made Flesh In Order To
Redeem  Flesh;  And  We  Believe  In  The  Resurrection  Of
Flesh  Which  Is The  Fulfillment  Of  Both The  Creation  And
The Redemption Of The Flesh.

203. What Is Meant By The “Resurrection Of The Body”?

This  Means That The  Definitive State Of  Man Will  Not  Be
One  In  Which  His  Spiritual  Soul  Is  Separated  From  His
Body.  Even Our  Mortal  Bodies Will One  Day Come To  Life
Again.

204. What Is The Relationship Between The Resurrection

Of Christ And Our Resurrection?

Just As Christ Is Truly Risen From The Dead And Now Lives
Forever,  So  He  Himself  Will  Raise  Everyone  On  The  Last
Day With An  Incorruptible  Body:  “Those Who  Have  Done
Good Will Rise To The Resurrection Of Life And Those Who
H a v e  D o n e  E v i l  T o  T h e  R e s u r r e c t i o n  O f
Condemnation” (John 5:29).

205. What Happens To Our Body And Our Soul After

Death?

After Death, Which Is The Separation Of The Body And The
Soul, The Body Becomes Corrupt While The Soul, Which Is
Immortal, Goes To Meet The Judgment Of God And Awaits
Its  Reunion With The  Body When  It Will  Rise Transformed
At  The  Time  Of  The  Return  Of  The  Lord.  How  The
Resurrection  Of  The  Body  Will  Come  About  Exceeds  The
Possibilities Of Our Imagination And Understanding.

206. What Does It Mean To Die In Christ Jesus?

Dying  In Christ  Jesus  Means To  Die  In The  State Of God's
Grace  Without  Any  Mortal  Sin.  A  Believer  In  Christ,
Following His Example, Is Thus Able To Transform His Own
Death Into An Act Of Obedience And Love For The Father.
“This  Saying  Is  Sure:  If  We  Have  Died  With  Him,  We  Will
Also Live With Him” (2 Timothy 2:11).

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.
No Washrooms Open  (We Would
Have To Sanitize After Each Use—Too Much!)

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Parish Sunday Bulletin

      The Most Holy Body & Blood of Christ      June 14, 2020 

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

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CHALICE CHILDREN’S COLLECTION

February Collection: $266.50

MASS INTENTIONS

Mon, June 15: 7:30AM

+Candelaria Ferolino

Tues, June 16: 7:30AM

+Thanksgiving for Jeremiah & Olivia

Wed, June 17: 7PM

+Cipriana Alicpala

Thurs, June 18: 9AM

+Leonardo Tolentino

Fri, June 19: 7PM
       

+Fr Johnathon Robinson

Sat, June 20: 9AM 
      

+Most Rev Reynaldo Agramon

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Saturday, June 20
5:15PM: Thnksgv to Mary, Mother of the Church
Sunday, June 21
9AM: +Alfonso & Eduardo Perlas
12:15PM: +Tomas & Elvira Bernales
5:15PM: +The Parishioners

VIGIL CANDLES

Saturday, June 20—Friday, June 26.

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

om

WEB: www.torontoretrouvaille.co

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PREACHING STEWARDSHIP

CONFERENCE FOR CLERGY

AND LAITY - WEBINAR

June 29, 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM EDT

St. Augustine's Seminary, in its

continuing series of Preaching

Seminars and Conferences, is

hosting a Webinar on Preaching

Stewardship with Dr. Scott

Hahn, His Eminence Thomas

Cardinal Collins, Dr. Josephine

Lombardi, and Dr Mary Callan on

Monday June, 29. This webinar

replaces the in-person conference

that was scheduled at the same

time.

Full details and registration are

available at

https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/st-

augustines-seminary-online-

preaching-stewardship-

conference-tickets-102782398922

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Parish Sunday Bulletin

      The Most Holy Body & Blood of Christ      June 14, 2020 

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

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PRAY FOR THE HOLY FATHER, POPE

FRANCIS’, JUNE MISSION INTENTION

The Way of the Heart

We pray that all those who suffer may find their way in

life, allowing themselves to be touched by the Heart of

Jesus

OUR REFUGEE FAMILY

DELAYED

Our Family have been told they cannot travel to Canada

until COVID 19 is over.

Donations

GTA  Iraqi  Community:  $5,000/Anonymous:  $5,000;
Parishioners  &  Parish  Fundraisers:  $12,026.15;  Parish
Bequests:  $23,773.85;  Parish  Funds:  $500  (processing  fees)
Total: $46,300.00

DVD LENDING LIBRARY

Please Return DVDs

Do you have a DVD at home which you have forgotten to

return? Lent it out? Please get them back! Many of the

DVDs have been missing for too long.

THE WISDOM OF

POPE, SAINT JOHN XXIII

“Consult not your fears but your hopes and your dreams.

Think not about your frustrations, but about your

unfulfilled potential. Concern yourself not with what you

tried and failed in, but with what it is still possible for you

to do”

PRAYER

Mercy. Ask. Thanksgiving. Adoration.

(M. A. T. A.)

Begin with seeking Mercy. / Continue by Asking for grace. /

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

Finally, Marvel in Adoration of His holy light.

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

SMILE

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Parish Sunday Bulletin

      The Most Holy Body & Blood of Christ      June 14, 2020 

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

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SAINTS THIS WEEK

THE MOST SACRED HEART OF JESUS: Solemnity;
Friday,  June  19
—The  Friday  that  follows  the  Corpus  Cristi
Sunday  is  the  Feast  of  the  Sacred  Heart.  Many  Catholics
prepare  for  this  Feast  by  beginning  a  Novena  to  the  Sacred
Heart. On  the  Feast  of  the  Sacred  Heart  itself,  we  can  gain  a
plenary  indulgence  by  making  an  Act  of  Reparation  to  the
Sacred Heart.

From  the  earliest  days  of  the Church,  "Christ's  open  side  and
the mystery of blood and water were meditated upon, and the
Church was beheld issuing from the side of Jesus, as Eve came
forth  from  the  side  of Adam.  It  is  in  the  eleventh  and  twelfth
centuries  that  we  find  the  first  unmistakable  indications  of
devotion to the Sacred Heart. Through the wound in the side,
the wound in the Heart was gradually reached, and the wound
in  the  Heart  symbolized  the  wound  of  love."  (Catholic
Encyclopedia)

This general devotion arose first in Benedictine and Cistercian
monasteries  of  that  time,  especially  in  response  to  the
devotion  of  St.  Gertrude  the  Great,  but  specific  devotions
became  popularized  when  St.  Margaret  Mary  Alacoque
(1647-1690),  a  Visitation  nun,  had  a  personal  revelation
involving a series of visions of Christ as she prayed before the
Blessed  Sacrament.  She  wrote,  "He  disclosed  to  me  the
marvels  of  his  Love  and  the  inexplicable  secrets  of  his Sacred
Heart."  Christ  emphasized  to  her  His  love  --  and  His
woundedness caused by Man's indifference to this love.

He  promised  that,  in  response  to  those  who  consecrate
themselves and make reparations to His Sacred Heart, that:
•He will give them all the graces necessary in their state of life.
•He will establish peace in their homes. •He will comfort them in
all their afflictions. •He will be their secure refuge during life, and
above all, in death. •He will bestow abundant blessings upon all
their undertakings. •Sinners will find in His Heart the source and
infinite ocean of mercy.   •Lukewarm souls shall become fervent.
•Fervent  souls  shall  quickly  mount  to  high  perfection.    •He  will
bless every place in which an image of His Heart is exposed and
honored.  •He  will  give  to  priests  the  gift  of  touching  the  most
hardened  hearts.  •Those  who  shall  promote  this  devotion  shall
have their names written in His Heart. •In the excessive mercy of
His  Heart  that  His  all-powerful  love  will  grant  to  all  those  who
receive Holy Communion on the First Fridays in nine consecutive
months the grace of final perseverance; they shall not die in His
disgrace, nor without receiving their sacraments. His divine Heart
shall be their safe refuge in this last moment.

THE  IMMACULATE  HEART  OF  THE  BLESSED
VIRGIN  MARY
:  Memorial;  Saturday,  June  20
Historically, devotion to the Heart of Mary grew up in parallel,
but  at  a  lesser  intensity  than  that  of  devotion  to  the  Heart  of
Jesus,  only  starting  to  become  more  prominent  during  the
time  of St John  Eudes. St. John  brought  people  to  love Christ
and  the Virgin  Mary  by  speaking  tirelessly  about  their  Heart,
the  sign  of  the  love God  shows  for  us  and  the  communion  to
which we are called.

To  offer  them  liturgical  worship,  he  composed  Masses  and
Offices in their honor and had the first Feast of the Holy Heart
of Mary celebrated on February 8, 1648, at Autun (France,) and
the Feast of the Heart of Jesus celebrated on October 20, 1672.
He died on August 19, 1680 and was canonized by Pope Pius XI
on May 31, 1925.

Nevertheless,   it was not until after the Apparitions at Rue du
Bac  concerning  the  "Miraculous  Medal"  made  to  Catherine
Labouré in 1830, and the establishment of a society dedicated
to the Immaculate Heart of Mary, at the Church of Our Lady of
Victories in Paris in 1836, that this particular devotion became
really  well  known.  Since  then  devotion  to  the  Immaculate
Heart  of  Mary,  has  gradually  grown  more  widespread  in  the
Church, particularly since the apparitions at Fatima.

The  main  difference  between  the  devotions  to  the  hearts  of
Jesus  and  Mary  is  that  the  one  concerned  with  Jesus
emphasizes  his  divine  heart  as  being  full  of  love  for  mankind,
but with this love for the most part being ignored or rejected,
while  devotion  to  Mary's  heart  is  essentially  concerned  with
the love that her heart has for Jesus, for God.

Therefore,  it  is  not  an  end  in  itself,  so  the  love  of  her  heart  is
meant to be a model for the way we should love God. The fact
that her heart is immaculate, that is sinless, means that she is
the  only  fully  human  person  who  is  able  to  really  love God  in
the way that he should be loved. The aim of the devotion is to
unite  mankind  to God  through  Mary's  heart,  and  this  process
involves  the  ideas  of  consecration  and  reparation. A  person  is
consecrated  to  Mary's  Immaculate  Heart  as  a  way  of  being
completely  devoted  to  God. This  involves  a  total  gift  of  self,
something only ultimately possible with reference to God; but
Mary is our intermediary in this process of consecration.

Because  of  the  strong  analogy  between  Jesus  and  Mary,  the
consecration  to  Mary's  Immaculate  Heart  is  closely  linked  to
the  consecration  to  Jesus'  Sacred  Heart,  although  it  is
subordinate  and  dependent  on  it. That  is,  although  the  act  of
consecration is ultimately addressed to God, it is an act that is
made through Mary.

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Parish Sunday Bulletin

      The Most Holy Body & Blood of Christ      June 14, 2020 

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

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This Sunday’s Readings: First Reading: Deuteronomy
8:2-3,14b-16a—Moses  tells  the  people  to  remember
how  God  delivered  them  from  slavery  in  Egypt;
Responsorial  Psalm:  Psalm  147:12-15,19-20—Praise
God,  Jerusalem!—Second  Reading:  1  Corinthians
10:16-17  —Though  many,  we  are  one  body  when  we
partake  of  the  Body  and  Blood  of  Christ;  Gospel
Reading:  John  6:51-58—Jesus  says,  “I  am  the  living
bread.”
Background on the Gospel Reading
This Sunday we celebrate a second solemnity during
this period of Ordinary Time in the liturgical calendar.
Today  is  the  Solemnity  of  the  Most  Holy  Body  and
Blood  of  Christ.  This  day  was  once  called  Corpus
Christi,  which  is  Latin  for  “Body  of  Christ.”  In  the
revised Lectionary the name for this day is expanded
to reflect more completely our Eucharistic theology.

Today’s Gospel is taken from the Gospel according to
John.  The  reading  is  part  of  a  discourse  between
Jesus  and  a  crowd  of  Jews.  The  discourse  comes
shortly  after  the  miracle  of  Jesus’  multiplication  of
the loaves and fishes. In John’s Gospel, miracles such
as this are identified as “signs” through which people
come  to  believe  that Jesus  is  the Son  of God. These
signs  are  followed  by  dialogue,  or  discourse  that
interprets and explains the miracle. In John’s Gospel,
Jesus’  multiplication  of  the  loaves  is  said  to  have
occurred near Passover, thus linking it to the Exodus
story and God’s saving action toward the Israelites.

Having seen Jesus multiply the loaves and fishes, the
crowd  pursues  him,  perhaps  seeking  more  food  but
also  looking  for  another  sign.  Jesus  tells  the  crowd
that  he  is  the  bread  of  life.  He  explains  that  just  as
God gave the Israelites manna to sustain them in the
desert,  so  now  God  has  sent  new  manna  that  will
give eternal life. It is in this context that Jesus repeats
those  words  in  today’s  Gospel  and  tells  them  again
that  he  is  the  living  bread  that  came  down  from
heaven.

Jesus’  words  are  not  well  understood  by  the  crowd;
they argue that Jesus is not from heaven but born of
Mary  and  Joseph.  The  crowd  also  has  trouble
understanding how Jesus could give them his flesh to
eat. Jesus tells them that when they eat his flesh and
drink  his  blood,  they  will  remain  forever  connected
to  him.  These  are  difficult  words,  but  they  are
important because they seek to show us our intimate
connection with Jesus.

This  is  the  mystery  that  is  at  the  heart  of  our
Eucharistic  theology.  In  the  elements  of  bread  and
wine, Jesus’ Body and Blood are truly present. When
we  share  in  the  Body  and  Blood  of  Christ,  Jesus
himself  comes  to  dwell  within  us.  This  communion
with  the  Lord  makes  us  one  body,  brings  us  eternal
life,  and  sends  us  forth  to  be  Christ’s  Body  in  the
world.

“…Unless You Eat The Flesh Of The Son Of Man And Drink His

Blood, You Have No Life In You”

JESUS

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      The Most Holy Body & Blood of Christ      June 14, 2020 

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

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THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT

Last Sunday’s Offering:

Mail Box: $1475.

Credit Card (Through Archdiocese): $621.

Interac e-transfer: $540.

Total: $2636.

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 decided. Let
us  pray  for  him
.  If  we  do  this  together,  he  will  become  a
blessing to JXXIII.

VOCATIONS

The Most Holy Body & Blood of Christ Sunday

Jesus has given us His Body to eat and His Blood to drink

to nourish us on our journey towards the

Kingdom.

May we be faithful to him on our journey as married,

single, ordained or consecrated persons. 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:

https://www.cfstoronto.com/
c l i e n t / c f s /
cfs_lp4w_lnd_webstation.nsf/
page/Counselling+Program!
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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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      The Most Holy Body & Blood of Christ      June 14, 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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      The Most Holy Body & Blood of Christ      June 14, 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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      The Most Holy Body & Blood of Christ      June 14, 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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      The Most Holy Body & Blood of Christ      June 14, 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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      The Most Holy Body & Blood of Christ      June 14, 2020 

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                                                                               !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

      The Most Holy Body & Blood of Christ      June 14, 2020 

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