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Parish Sunday Bulletin

      12th Sunday in Ordinary Time      June 21, 2020 

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

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SAINT JOHN XXIII PARISH 

Open Today: Regular Schedule 

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

MONDAY MASS CANCELLED FOR SUMMER

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Parish Sunday Bulletin

      12th Sunday in Ordinary Time      June 21, 2020 

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CATECHISM OF THE CATHOLIC CHURCH

THE PROFESSION OF FAITH

“The Creed”

“I Believe In Life Everlasting”

207. What Is Life Everlasting?

Eternal  life  is  that  life  which  begins  immediately
after death. It will have no end. It will be preceded for
each person by a particular judgment at the hands of
Christ  who  is  the  Judge  of  the  living  and  the  dead.
This  particular  judgement  will  be  confirmed  in  the
final judgment.

208. What is the particular judgment?

It  is  the  judgment  of  immediate  retribution  which
each  one  after  death  will  receive  from  God  in  his
immortal soul in accord with his faith and his works.
This  retribution  consists  in  entrance  into  the
happiness  of  heaven,  immediately  or  after  an
appropriate  purification,  or  entry  into  the  eternal
damnation of hell.

209. What is meant by the term “heaven”?

By  “heaven”  is  meant  the  state  of  supreme  and
definitive  happiness. Those  who  die  in  the  grace  of
God  and  have  no  need  of  further  purification  are
gathered around Jesus and Mary, the angels and the
saints. They  thus  form  the Church  of  heaven,  where
they  see  God  “face  to  face”  (1Cor13:12).  They  live  in  a
communion of love with the Most Blessed Trinity and
they intercede for us.

“True  and  subsistent  life  consists  in  this:  the
Father,  through  the  Son  and  in  the  Holy  Spirit,
pouring  out  his  heavenly  gifts  on  all  things
without  exception. Thanks  to  his  mercy,  we  too,
men  that  we  are,  have  received  the  inalienable
promise of eternal life.” (Saint Cyril of Jerusalem)

210. What is purgatory?

Purgatory  is  the  state  of  those  who  die  in  God’s
friendship,  assured  of  their  eternal  salvation,  but
who  still  have  need  of  purification  to  enter  into  the
happiness of heaven.

211. How can we help the souls being purified in

purgatory?

Because  of  the  communion  of  saints,  the  faithful
who  are  still  pilgrims  on  earth  are  able  to  help  the
souls in purgatory by offering prayers in suffrage for
them,  especially  the  Eucharistic  sacrifice. They  also
help them by almsgiving, indulgences, and works of
penance.

212. In what does hell consist?

Hell  consists  in  the  eternal  damnation  of  those  who
die  in  mortal  sin  through  their  own  free  choice. The
principal  suffering  of  hell  is  eternal  separation  from
God  in  whom  alone  we  can  have  the  life  and
happiness  for  which  we  were  created  and  for  which
we  long.  Christ  proclaimed  this  reality  with  the
words, “Depart from me, you cursed, into the eternal
fire” (Matthew 25:41).

213. How can one reconcile the existence of hell

with the infinite goodness of God?

God,  while  desiring  “all  to  come  to  repentance”  (2
Peter  3:9),  nevertheless  has  created  the  human
person  to  be  free  and  responsible;  and  he  respects
our decisions. Therefore, it is the human person who
freely excludes himself from communion with God if
at the moment of death he persists in mortal sin and
refuses the merciful love of God.

214. In what does the final judgment consist?

The final or universal judgment consists in a sentence
of  happiness  or  eternal  condemnation,  which  the
Lord  Jesus  will  issue  in  regard  to  the  “just  and  the
unjust” (Acts 24:15) when he returns as the Judge of
the living and the dead. After the last judgment, the
resurrected  body  will  share  in  the  retribution  which
the soul received at the particular judgment.

215. When will this judgment occur?

This judgment will come at the end of the world and
only God knows the day and the hour.

216. What is the hope of the new heavens and the

new earth?

After  the  final  judgment  the  universe  itself,  freed
from its bondage to decay, will share in the glory of
Christ with the beginning of “the new heavens” and a
“new earth” (2Pt3:13). Thus, the fullness of the Kingdom
of God will come about, that is to say, the definitive
realization  of  the  salvific  plan  of  God  to  “unite  all
things  in  Christ,  things  in  heaven  and  things  on
earth” (Eph1:10). God will then be “all in all” (1 Cor15:28) in
eternal life.

“Amen”

217. What is the meaning of the word “Amen” with

which we conclude our profession of faith?

The Hebrew word “Amen”, which also concludes the
last book of Sacred Scripture, some of the prayers of
the New Testament, and the liturgical prayers of the
Church,  expresses  our  confident  and  total  “yes”  to
what we professed in the Creed, entrusting ourselves
c o m p l e t e l y  t o  h i m  w h o  i s  t h e  d e fi n i t i v e
“Amen” (Revelation 3:14), Christ the Lord.

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Parish Sunday Bulletin

      12th Sunday in Ordinary Time      June 21, 2020 

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CHALICE CHILDREN’S COLLECTION

February Collection: $266.50

MASS INTENTIONS

Mon, June 22: 7:30AM

+Visitacion Dacanay

Tues, June 23: 7:30AM

+Gerturde Scharf

Wed, June 24: 7PM

+Leopoldo & Estelita Labrador

Thurs, June 25: 9AM

Thanksgiving of Justin Worobec

Fri, June 26: 7PM
       

Thanksgiving of Black Nazarene Devt.

Sat, June 27: 9AM 
      

Thanksgiving of Jeffrey

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Saturday, June 27
5:15PM: The Parishioners 

Sunday, June 28
9AM: +Rosada Marcella Dias
12:15PM: Thanksgiving of Lamorena Family
5:15PM: Thanksgiving B-day

VIGIL CANDLES

Saturday, June 27—Friday, July 3.

Sanctuary Tabernacle—+Sally Baloloy

& 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

      12th Sunday in Ordinary Time      June 21, 2020 

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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

Jesus Cleans The 

Heart, 

We Disinfect The Pew

Jesus Washes Away 

Sins But You Still 

Have To Wash Your 

Hands

“Sing To The Lord!” 

How? 

Not With Voice But 

With The Heart

6 Feet Apart 

Today 

Is Better Than 

6 Feet Under 

Tomorrow

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      12th Sunday in Ordinary Time      June 21, 2020 

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SAINTS THIS WEEK

ST  PAULINUS  OF  NOLA,  BISHOP:  Optional
Memorial; Monday, June 22
—The
ST  JOHN  FISHER  &  ST  THOMAS  MORE,
MARTYRS
:  Optional  Memorial;  Monday,  June  22
The

THE  NATIVITY  OF  ST  JOHN  THE  BAPTIST:
Solemnity; Wednesday, June  24—Jesus  called  John  the
greatest  of  all  those  who  had  preceded  him:  “I  tell  you,
among  those  born  of  women,  no  one  is  greater  than
John….”  But  John  would  have  agreed  completely  with
what Jesus added: “[Y]et the least in the kingdom of God is
greater than he” (Luke 7:28).

John spent his time in the desert, an ascetic. He began to
announce the coming of the Kingdom, and to call everyone
to  a  fundamental  reformation  of  life.  His  purpose  was  to
prepare  the  way  for  Jesus.  His  baptism,  he  said,  was  for
repentance. But one would come who would baptize with
the Holy Spirit and fire. John was not worthy even to untie
his  sandals.  His  attitude  toward  Jesus  was:  “He  must
increase; I must decrease” (John 3:30).

John was humbled to find among the crowd of sinners who
came to be baptized the one whom he already knew to be
the  Messiah.  “I  need  to  be  baptized  by  you”  (Matthew
3:14b). But Jesus insisted, “Allow it now, for thus it is fitting
for  us  to  fulfill  all  righteousness”  (Matthew  3:15b).  Jesus,
true and humble human as well as eternal God, was eager
to  do  what  was  required  of  any  good  Jew.  Jesus  thus
publicly  entered  the  community  of  those  awaiting  the
Messiah.  But  making  himself  part  of  that  community,  he
made it truly messianic.
The  greatness  of  John,  his  pivotal  place  in  the  history  of
salvation,  is  seen  in  the  great  emphasis  Luke  gives  to  the
announcement of his birth and the event itself—both made
prominently parallel to the same occurrences in the life of
Jesus. John attracted countless people to the banks of the
Jordan,  and  it  occurred  to  some  people  that  he  might  be
the  Messiah.  But  he  constantly  deferred  to Jesus,  even  to
sending  away  some  of  his  followers  to  become  the  first
disciples of Jesus.

Perhaps John’s idea of the coming of the Kingdom of God
was  not  being  perfectly  fulfilled  in  the  public  ministry  of
Jesus. For whatever reason, when he was in prison he sent
his  disciples  to  ask  Jesus  if  he  was  the  Messiah.  Jesus’
answer  showed  that  the  Messiah  was  to  be  a  figure  like
that of the Suffering Servant in Isaiah. John himself would

share in the pattern of messianic suffering, losing his life to
the revenge of Herodias.

Reflection: John challenges us Christians to the fundamental
attitude  of Christianity—total  dependence  on  the  Father,  in
Christ.  Except  for  the  Mother  of  God,  no  one  had  a  higher
function  in  the  unfolding  of  salvation. Yet  the  least  in  the
kingdom, Jesus said, is greater than he, for the pure gift that
the Father gives. The attractiveness as well as the austerity
of John, his fierce courage in denouncing evil—all stem from
his fundamental and total placing of his life within the will of
God
. Saint John the Baptist is the Patron Saint of: Baptism

B L E S S E D  N Y K Y TA  B U D K A  &  VA S Y L
VELYCHKOVSKY,  BISHOPS,  MARTYRS
:
Optional Memorial; Saturday, June 27Blessed Nykyta
Budka
 (1877-1949)  He  was  born  in  1877  in  the  village  of
Dobromirka  in  the  Austro-Hungarian  province  of  Eastern
Galicia.  He  was  ordained  a  Ukrainian  Catholic  priest  in
Lemberg  in  1905.  He  was  consecrated  as  the  Ukrainian
Catholic Bishop for Canada in 1912. He returned to Eastern
Galicia  in  1927  and  became  Vicar-General  of  the
Metropolitan  Curia  in  Lwów. After  the  Second World War
Britain  and  America  gave  Eastern  Galicia  to  the  Soviet
Union. The Soviet authorities decided to put the Ukrainian
Catholic Church under their own authority and separate it
from Rome, and when he resisted, Budka was imprisoned,
along with other bishops, on 11 April 1945 and was worked
to death in a labour camp in Kazakhstan, where he died on
28  September  1949.  He  was  beatified  as  a  martyr  on
27 June 2001 by Pope John Paul II.
Blessed  Vasyl  Velychkovsky  (1903-1973)  He  was  born  in

1 9 0 3
in  Stanislav  in  Eastern  Galicia,  then  a  province  of  the
Austro-Hungarian  Empire.  He  entered  the  seminary  in
Lwów  (currently  Lviv)  in  1920  and  was  ordained  priest  in
1925.  He  became  abbot  of  the  monastery  at Ternopil.  He
was therefore arrested by the Soviet secret police in 1945
and  sentenced  to  death. The  sentence  was  commuted  to
10 years’ hard labour. He returned to Lviv in 1955 and was
ordained  bishop  in  1963.  He  was  arrested  once  more  in
1969, imprisoned for three years and then exiled to Canada
in  1972.  He  died  in  Winnipeg  on  30  June  1973.  He  was
beatified in 2001.

ST  CYRIL  OF  ALEXANDRIA,  BISHOP,
DOCTOR
: Optional Memorial; Saturday, June 27
OUR  LADY’S  SATURDAY:  Optional  Memorial;
Saturday, June 27

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      12th Sunday in Ordinary Time      June 21, 2020 

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This  Sunday’s  Readings:  First  Reading:  Jeremiah
20:10-13—Jeremiah expresses confidence that the Lord
will  protect  him;  Responsorial  Psalm:  Psalm
69:8-10,14,17,33-35;  God  responds  to  the  prayers  of
those  in  need; Second  Reading:  Romans  5:12-15—Sin
came into the world through one person; so salvation
came  through  one  person  for  many;  Gospel  Reading:
Matthew 10:26-33—Jesus assures the Twelve that God
cares about them.
Background on the Gospel Reading
We read today’s Gospel in the context of last week’s
Gospel  in  which  Jesus  sent  the  twelve  disciples  to
proclaim  the  kingdom  of  heaven.  In  between  last
week’s  reading  and  today’s  reading,  Jesus  has
predicted  that  the  disciples  will  face  difficulties  in
their  mission.  Many  people  will  not  receive  them
well,  even  within  the  land  of  Israel.  Even  family
members  will  turn  away  from  the  disciples  because
of  the  disciples’  commitment  to  Jesus  and  the
kingdom.  Today’s  Gospel  offers  the  disciples
consolation against this difficult truth.

This  section  of  Matthew’s  Gospel  should  be  read  in
the  context  of  Matthew’s  intended  audience,  a

Jewish-Christian  community.  The  Gospel  alludes  to
the  dangers  and  persecutions  that  this  community
has  most  likely  already  faced  and  will  continue  to
face.  To  reassure  this  community,  Matthew  recalls
for  them  the  encouraging  words  of  Jesus  that  we
read today.

In this Gospel passage, Jesus might be understood as
putting  suffering  in  perspective.  The  disciples  of
Jesus  are  called  upon  to  keep  their  focus  on  God.
Those who can harm the body do not have ultimate
power; God does. Still persecution and suffering can
not be avoided or prevented. But Jesus reassures his
disciples  that  God  knows  and  cares  about  what
happens to his children.

We might not face the same type of persecution, but
we do experience difficulties as we endeavour to live
a  Christian  life.  Sometimes  we  let  the  opinions  of
others  prevent  us  from  doing  what  we  know  to  be
right.  We  need  the  reminder  that  what  God  thinks
about us is more important. We are reassured by the
promise that God cares for us and protects us.

“Do Not Be Afraid; You Are Of More Value Than Many Sparrows”

JESUS

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THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT

Last Sunday’s Offering:

Mail Box: $1686.

ShareLife: $400

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

“Have no Fear.”

Considering a ministerial vocation is not popular, but it

may be what God is calling you to.

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 your relationships,
we  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
secure  and  private  video  connection,  since  your  privacy
and confidentiality is of the utmost importance to us.

To  learn  more  about  our  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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cfs_lp4w_lnd_webstation.nsf/page/Counselling
+Program!OpenDocument.

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.

THOSE TO BE ORDAINED PRIEST

Saturday, June 27

1. Rev. Mr. Joshua Lobo

2. Rev. Mr. Martin Dicuangco

3. Rev. Mr. John Sutka

4. Rev. Mr. Neil Pereira

5. Rev. Mr. Michael Corpus

6. Rev. Mr. Ji-Hwan Cho

7. Rev. Mr. Andre Lima

8. Rev. Mr. Rafał Bartosiński

The Office of Vocations will be featuring some

of our soon-to-be newest priests’ stories on

our website at: https://

www.vocationstoronto.ca/copy-of-vocation-

stories.

Because of the restricted admission and

attendance in our churches, attendance for

the ordinations this year will be by invitation

only. The ordinations will however, be live-

streamed from the Cathedral at https://

www.stmichaelscathedral.com/live/.

PLEASE PRAY FOR THEM

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Parish Sunday Bulletin

      12th Sunday in Ordinary Time      June 21, 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

      12th Sunday in Ordinary Time      June 21, 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

      12th Sunday in Ordinary Time      June 21, 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

      12th Sunday in Ordinary Time      June 21, 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

      12th Sunday in Ordinary Time      June 21, 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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      12th Sunday in Ordinary Time      June 21, 2020 

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SAINT JOHN XXIII PARISH 

Open Today: Regular Schedule 

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

WEDNESDAY, JULY 1, IS CANADA DAY—A PUBLIC HOLIDAY

MASS IS AT 10AM

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      13th Sunday in Ordinary Time      June 28, 2020 

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CATECHISM OF THE CATHOLIC CHURCH

THE CELEBRATION OF THE CHRISTIAN MYSTERY

“The Liturgy - Work Of The Most Holy Trinity”

221. In what way is the Father the source and the goal of

the liturgy?

Through the liturgy the Father fills us with his blessings in
the Word  made  flesh  who  died  and  rose  for  us  and  pours
into  our  hearts  the  Holy  Spirit.  At  the  same  time,  the
Church  blesses  the  Father  by  her  worship,  praise,  and
thanksgiving  and  begs  him  for  the  gift  of  his Son  and  the
Holy Spirit.

222. What is the work of Christ in the liturgy?

In  the  liturgy  of  the Church,  it  is  his  own  paschal  mystery
that Christ signifies and makes present. By giving the Holy
Spirit  to  his  apostles  he  entrusted  to  them  and  their
successors  the  power  to  make  present  the  work  of
salvation  through  the  Eucharistic  sacrifice  and  the
sacraments,  in  which  he  himself  acts  to  communicate  his
grace to the faithful of all times and places throughout the
world.

223. How does the Holy Spirit work in the liturgy of the

Church?

The  very  closest  cooperation  is  at  work  in  the  liturgy
between  the  Holy  Spirit  and  the  Church.  The  Holy  Spirit
prepares the Church to encounter her Lord. He recalls and
manifests Christ to the faith of the assembly. He makes the
mystery  of  Christ  really  present.  He  unites  the  Church  to
the  life  and  mission  of  Christ  and  makes  the  gift  of
communion bear fruit in the Church.

THE PASCHAL MYSTERY IN THE SACRAMENTS OF THE

CHURCH

224. What are the sacraments and which are they?

The  sacraments,  instituted  by Christ  and  entrusted  to  the
Church,  are  efficacious  signs  of  grace  perceptible  to  the
senses  .  Through  them  divine  life  is  bestowed  upon  us.
There  are  seven  sacraments:  Baptism, Confirmation,  Holy
Eucharist, Penance, Anointing of the Sick, Holy Orders, and
Matrimony.

225. What is the relationship of the sacraments to

Christ?

The  mysteries  of Christ’s  life  are  the  foundations  of  what
he would henceforth dispense in the sacraments, through
the ministers of his Church.

“What was visible in our Saviour has passed over

into his mysteries.” (Saint Leo the Great)

226. What is the link between the sacraments and the

Church?

Christ  has  entrusted  the  sacraments  to  his  Church.  They
are  the  sacraments  “of  the  Church”  in  a  twofold  sense:
they  are  “from  her”  insofar  as  they  are  actions  of  the

Church which is the sacrament of Christ’s action; and they
are “for her” in as much as they build up the Church.

227. What is the sacramental character?

It  is  a  spiritual  “seal”  bestowed  by  the  sacraments  of
Baptism,  Confirmation,  and  Holy  Orders.  It  is  a  promise
and  guarantee  of  divine  protection.  By  virtue  of  this  seal
the  Christian  is  configured  to  Christ,  participates  in  a
variety  of  ways  in  his  priesthood  and  takes  his  part  in  the
Church  according  to  different  states  and  functions.  He  is,
therefore,  set  apart  for  divine  worship  and  the  service  of
the  Church.  Because  this  character  is  indelible  the
sacraments  that  impress  it  on  the  soul  are  received  only
once in life.

228. What is the relationship between the sacraments

and faith?

The sacraments not only presuppose faith but with words
and ritual elements they nourish, strengthen, and express
it. By celebrating the sacraments, the Church professes the
faith that comes from the apostles. This explains the origin
of the ancient saying, “lex orandi, lex credendi,” that is, the
Church believes as she prays.

229. Why are the sacraments effective?

The  sacraments  are  efficacious  ex  opere  operato  (“by  the
very  fact  that  the  sacramental  action  is  performed”)
because  it  is  Christ  who  acts  in  the  sacraments  and
communicates  the  grace  they  signify. The  efficacy  of  the
sacraments does not depend upon the personal holiness of
the  minister.  However,  the  fruits  of  the  sacraments  do
depend on the dispositions of the one who receives them.

230. For what reason are the sacraments necessary for

salvation?

For believers in Christ the sacraments, even if they are not
all given to each of the faithful, are necessary for salvation
because  they  confer  sacramental  grace,  forgiveness  of
sins,  adoption  as  children  of  God,  conformation  to  Christ
the  Lord  and  membership  in  the  Church. The  Holy  Spirit
heals and transforms those who receive the sacraments.

231. What is sacramental grace?

Sacramental  grace  is  the  grace  of  the  Holy Spirit  which  is
given by Christ and is proper to each sacrament. This grace
helps  the  faithful  in  their  journey  toward  holiness  and  so
assists  the  Church  as  well  to  grow  in  charity  and  in  her
witness to the world.

232. What is the relationship between the sacraments

and everlasting life?

In  the  sacraments  the Church  already  receives  a  foretaste
of  eternal  life,  while  “awaiting  in  blessed  hope,  the
appearing  in  glory  of  our  great  God  and  saviour  Christ
Jesus” (Titus 2:13).

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      13th Sunday in Ordinary Time      June 28, 2020 

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CHALICE CHILDREN’S COLLECTION

February Collection: $266.50

MASS INTENTIONS

Monday Mass Cancelled Until Further Notice

Tues, June 30: 9AM

+Candelarioa Ferolino

Wed, July 1: 10AM (CANADA DAY)

+Cirilo Alicpala

Thurs, July 2: 9AM

+Lino Nicolas Miguel & Family Deceased

Fri, July 3: 7PM
       

+Len, Jonnie, Robert & Terry Murphy

Sat, July 4: 9AM 
      

+Teodorica Garcia

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Saturday, July 4
5:15PM: +Marta Short

Sunday, July 5
9AM: The Parishioners 
12:15PM: +Lerma Glen & Isagani Ayala
5:15PM: Dennis Edquiban

VIGIL CANDLES

Saturday, July 4—Friday, July 10.

Sanctuary Tabernacle—+Lerma & Isagani

& 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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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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SAINTS THIS WEEK

STS  PETER  AND  PAUL,  APSOTLES:  Solemnity;
Monday, June 29
Peter (d. 64?) Saint Mark ends the first half
of his Gospel with a triumphant climax. He has recorded doubt,
misunderstanding,  and  the  opposition  of  many  to  Jesus.  Now
Peter  makes  his  great  confession  of  faith:  “You  are  the
Messiah”  (Mark  8:29b).  It  was  one  of  the  many  glorious
moments  in  Peter’s  life,  beginning  with  the  day  he  was  called
from his nets along the Sea of Galilee to become a fisher of men
for Jesus.
The  New  Testament  clearly  shows  Peter  as  the  leader  of  the

apostles,  chosen  by  Jesus  to  have  a  special  relationship  with
him.  With  James  and  John  he  was  privileged  to  witness  the
Transfiguration, the raising of a dead child to life, and the agony
in Gethsemane.  His  mother-in-law  was  cured  by Jesus.  He  was
sent  with  John  to  prepare  for  the  last  Passover  before  Jesus’
death. His name is first on every list of apostles.

But  the  Gospels  prove  their  own  trustworthiness  by  the
unflattering details they include about Peter. He clearly had no
public relations person. It is a great comfort for ordinary mortals
to  know  that  Peter  also  has  his  human  weakness,  even  in  the
presence of Jesus.

He generously gave up all things, yet he can ask in childish self-
regard,  “What  are  we  going  to  get  for  all  this?”  (  Mat19:27).  He
receives  the  full  force  of Christ’s  anger  when  he  objects  to  the
idea of a suffering Messiah: “Get behind me, Satan! You are an
obstacle to me. You are thinking not as God does, but as human
beings do” (Mtt16:23b).

Peter  is  willing  to  accept  Jesus’  doctrine  of  forgiveness,  but
suggests a limit of seven times. He walks on the water in faith,
but  sinks  in  doubt.  He  refuses  to  let  Jesus  wash  his  feet,  then
wants  his  whole  body  cleansed.  He  swears  at  the  Last  Supper
that he will never deny Jesus, and then swears to a servant maid
that  he  has  never  known  the  man.  He  loyally  resists  the  first
attempt  to  arrest  Jesus  by  cutting  off  Malchus’  ear,  but  in  the
end  he  runs  away  with  the  others.  In  the  depth  of  his  sorrow,
Jesus looks on him and forgives him, and he goes out and sheds
bitter tears. The Risen Jesus told Peter to feed his lambs and his
sheep (Jh21:15-17).

Paul  (d.  64?)  If  the  most  well-known  preacher  today  suddenly
began  preaching  that  the United States  should  adopt  Marxism
and not rely on the Constitution, the angry reaction would help
us understand Paul’s life when he started preaching that Christ
alone can save us. He had been the most pharisaic of Pharisees,
the most legalistic of Mosaic lawyers. Now he suddenly appears
to other Jews as a heretical welcomer of Gentiles, a traitor and
apostate.

Paul’s central conviction was simple and absolute: Only God can
save  humanity.  No  human  effort—even  the  most  scrupulous
observance  of  law—can  create  a  human  good  which  we  can
bring to God as reparation for sin and payment for grace. To be
saved  from  itself,  from  sin,  from  the  devil,  and  from  death,
humanity  must  open  itself  completely  to  the  saving  power  of
Jesus.

Paul never lost his love for his Jewish family, though he carried
on a lifelong debate with them about the uselessness of the Law
without Christ. He reminded the Gentiles that they were grafted
on  the  parent  stock  of  the  Jews,  who  were  still  God’s  chosen
people, the children of the promise.

THE  FIRST  MARTYRS  OF  THE  HOLY  ROMAN
CHURCH
:  Optional  Memorial;  Tuesday,  June  30—There
were  Christians  in  Rome  within  a  dozen  or  so  years  after  the
death  of  Jesus,  though  they  were  not  the  converts  of  the
“Apostle of the Gentiles” (Rm15:20). Paul had not yet visited them
at the time he wrote his great letter in 57-58 A.D.

There  was  a  large  Jewish  population  in  Rome.  Probably  as  a
result  of  controversy  between  Jews  and  Jewish  Christians,  the
Emperor  Claudius  expelled  all  Jews  from  Rome  in  49-50  A.D.
Suetonius  the  historian  says  that  the  expulsion  was  due  to
d i s t u r b a n c e s  i n  t h e  c i t y  “ c a u s e d  b y  t h e  c e r t a i n
Chrestus”  [Christ].  Perhaps  many  came  back  after  Claudius’
death  in  54  A.D.  Paul’s  letter  was  addressed  to  a  Church  with
members from Jewish and Gentile backgrounds.

In July of 64 A.D., more than half of Rome was destroyed by fire.
Rumour  blamed  the  tragedy  on  Nero,  who  wanted  to  enlarge
his  palace.  He  shifted  the  blame  by  accusing  the  Christians.
According to the historian Tacitus, many Christians were put to
death  because  of  their  “hatred  of  the  human  race.”  Peter  and
Paul were probably among the victims. Threatened by an army
revolt and condemned to death by the senate, Nero committed
suicide in 68 A.D. at the age of 31.

Reflection: Wherever the Good News of Jesus was preached, it met
the same opposition as Jesus did, and many of those who began to
follow  him  shared  his  suffering  and  death.  But  no  human  force
could stop the power of the Spirit unleashed upon the world. The
blood of martyrs has always been, and will always be, the seed of
Christians.
CANADA DAY: Optional Memorial; Wednesday, July 1— /
ST ELIZABETH OF PORTUAGAL: Optional Memorial;
Saturday, July  4  /

OUR  LADY’S  SATURDAY:  Optional

Memorial; Saturday, July 4—The

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This  Sunday’s  Readings:  First  Reading:  2  Kings
4:8-11,14-16a—Hospitality  extended  to  Elisha  will  be
rewarded;  Responsorial  Psalm:  Psalm  89:2-3,16-19—
Sing  God’s  praises  forever;  Second  Reading:  Romans
6:3-4,8-11; Through Christ we are dead to sin but alive
in  God;  Gospel  Reading:  Matthew  10:37-42—Jesus
outlines the costs and rewards of discipleship.

Background on the Gospel Reading
Today’s  Gospel  is  the  conclusion  of  the  instructions
and  consolations  that  we  have  heard  Jesus  offering
to  his  disciples  during  the  past  few  weeks.  In  this
passage,  Jesus  summarizes  both  the  costs  of
discipleship  and  its  rewards.  Once  again  our
understanding  of  the  Gospel  is  strengthened  by
considering  the  context  in  which  it  was  written  and
the perspective of Matthew’s audience.

The  conditions  of  discipleship  outlined  in  Matthew’s
Gospel may appear harsh. Yet they underline for us a

truth—choosing anything with one’s whole heart has
consequences. Choosing  life  with Christ  means  that
every relationship we have must be understood from
a  new  perspective.  For  many  in  Matthew’s
community,  this  choice  brought  division  to  their
family.

Matthew  also  outlines  the  reward  of  hospitality
offered  to  Jesus’  followers.  In  today’s  Gospel,  Jesus
explains  the  difficulties  of  discipleship,  yet  reveals
that  those  who  welcome  the  disciples  have  also
welcomed him.

Today’s Gospel also highlights for us the importance
of  hospitality  in  the  Christian  life.  To  welcome
another  in  Jesus’  name  is  to  extend  hospitality  to
Jesus  himself.  We  have  many  opportunities  in  our
daily  life  to  reach  out  to  others,  to  be  a  welcoming
presence and a sign of God’s love.

“Whoever Welcomes You Welcomes Me, And Whoever Welcomes

Me Welcomes The One Who Sent Me”

JESUS

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Parish Sunday Bulletin

      13th Sunday in Ordinary Time      June 28, 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: $3,828.05

ShareLife: $95

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

“Whoever welcomes you welcomes me, and whoever

welcomes me welcomes the one who sent me."

Accept the invitation that is being extended, an invitation

by the one who sent him. If you feel you are being called
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 your relationships,
we  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
secure  and  private  video  connection,  since  your  privacy
and confidentiality is of the utmost importance to us.

To  learn  more  about  our  counselling  services  or  to  find
out  how  you  can  get  started,  please  visit  the  Catholic
Family Services of Toronto website at:

h t t p s : / / w w w . c f s t o r o n t o . c o m / c l i e n t / c f s /
cfs_lp4w_lnd_webstation.nsf/page/Counselling
+Program!OpenDocument.

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.

ORDAINED TO THE

PRIESTHOOD YESTERDAY

Saturday, June 27

1. Rev. Mr. Joshua Lobo

2. Rev. Mr. Martin Dicuangco

3. Rev. Mr. John Sutka

4. Rev. Mr. Neil Pereira

5. Rev. Mr. Michael Corpus

6. Rev. Mr. Ji-Hwan Cho

7. Rev. Mr. Andre Lima

8. Rev. Mr. Rafał Bartosiński

The Office of Vocations is featuring the

newest priests’ stories on our website
at: https://www.vocationstoronto.ca/

copy-of-vocation-stories.

The ordinations were live-streamed

from the Cathedral: you can watch

them at https://

www.stmichaelscathedral.com/live/.

PLEASE PRAY FOR THEM

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Parish Sunday Bulletin

      13th Sunday in Ordinary Time      June 28, 2020 

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ADORATION OF OUR LORD IN THE BLESSED

SACRAMENT

Takes place in the Adoration Chapel

Every  Friday:  9AM  to

6PM,  concludes  with

evening  prayer  and

B e n e d i c t i o n  a t

5:40PM.  Come  for  a

few  minutes  or  an

hour  and  keep  watch

with the Lord. Pray for

others,  the  Church,

your family, yourself.

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      13th Sunday in Ordinary Time      June 28, 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

      13th Sunday in Ordinary Time      June 28, 2020 

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                                                                               !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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      13th Sunday in Ordinary Time      June 28, 2020 

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                                                                               !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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      13th Sunday in Ordinary Time      June 28, 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

      13th Sunday in Ordinary Time      June 28, 2020 

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