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Parish Sunday Bulletin

                        The Most Holy Trinity                       June 7, 2020 

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

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SAINT JOHN XXIII PARISH—CLOSED FOR NOW 

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

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

SHARELIFE

Living the Gospel by supporting married couples

Married for three years, Phil and Helen were expecting their first

child when Phil revealed a secret: he had a son from a previous

relationship. Feeling betrayed by Phil’s dishonesty, Helen learned

about affordable couples counselling at Catholic Family Services

of Toronto. Over 10 weeks of counselling, they learned to take the

risk of being honest rather than using deceit to keep the peace.

Phil and Helen found a new sense of confidence as a couple and

starting feeling excited about the arrival of their baby.

Today is ShareLife Sunday.

Thank you for your generosity.

FOR HOW TO KEEP SUNDAY HOLY

DURING LOCKDOWN

SEE PAGE 12

FOR PRAYERS

SEE PAGE 9 & 10 & 11

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Parish Sunday Bulletin

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CATECHISM OF THE CATHOLIC CHURCH

THE PROFESSION OF FAITH

“The Creed”

The Faithful: Hierarchy, Laity, Consecrated Life

I believe in the communion of saints

194.  What  is  the  meaning  of  the  “communion  of
saints”?
This  expression  indicates  first  of  all  the  common
sharing  of  all  the  members  of  the  Church  in  holy
things (sancta): the faith, the sacraments, especially
the  Eucharist,  the  charisms,  and  the  other  spiritual
gifts.  At  the  root  of  this  communion  is  love  which
“does not seek its own interests” (1 Corinthians 13:5)
but  leads  the  faithful  to  “hold  everything  in
common” (Acts 4:32), even to put one’s own material
goods at the service of the most poor.

195. What else does “the communion of saints”

mean?

This  expression  also  refers  to  the  communion
between  holy  persons  (sancti);  that  is,  between
those who by grace are united to the dead and risen
Christ.  Some  are  pilgrims  on  the  earth;  others,
having  passed  from  this  life,  are  undergoing
purification  and  are  helped  also  by  our  prayers.
Others already enjoy the glory of God and intercede
for us. All of these together form in Christ one family,
the Church, to the praise and glory of the Trinity.

Mary, Mother of Christ, Mother of the Church

196. In what sense is the Blessed Virgin Mary the

Mother of the Church?

The Blessed Virgin Mary is the Mother of the Church
in the order of grace because she gave birth to Jesus,
the  Son  of  God,  the  Head  of  the  body  which  is  the
Church. When he was dying on the cross Jesus gave
his  mother  to  his  disciple  with  the  words,  “Behold
your mother” (John 19:27).

197. How does the Virgin Mary help the Church?

After the Ascension of her Son, the Virgin Mary aided
the beginnings of the Church with her prayers. Even
after  her Assumption  into  heaven,  she  continues  to
intercede for her children, to be a model of faith and
charity  for  all,  and  to  exercise  over  them  a  salutary
influence deriving from the superabundant merits of
Christ.  The  faithful  see  in  Mary  an  image  and  an
anticipation of the resurrection that awaits them and
they  invoke  her  as  advocate,  helper,  benefactress
and mediatrix.

198. What kind of devotion is directed to the holy

Virgin?

It  is  a  singular  kind  of  devotion  which  differs
essentially  from  the  cult  of  adoration  given  only  to
the  Most  Holy  Trinity.  This  special  veneration
directed  to  Mary  finds  particular  expression  in  the
liturgical feasts dedicated to the Mother of God and
in Marian prayers such as the holy Rosary which is a
compendium of the whole Gospel.

199. In what way is the Blessed Virgin Mary the

eschatological icon of the Church?

Looking  upon  Mary,  who  is  completely  holy  and
already  glorified  in  body  and  soul,  the  Church
contemplates  in  her  what  she  herself  is  called  to  be
on  earth  and  what  she  will  be  in  the  homeland  of
heaven.

ONLINE "CRADLE OF HOPE"

2020 CONFERENCE

June 13 @ 10:00 am

Presented by the Catholic

Charismatic Renewal Council (CCRC)

of the Archdiocese of Toronto.

Join our annual celebration virtually

and free of charge from the comfort

of your home on Saturday, June 13,

2020 – 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. EST

Adoration, Praise & Worship by IV24

and powerful talks by

CCRC's Fr. Matthias Yaw Kotoka

Amuzu (Spiritual Director) and
Fr. Ben St. Croix, CC (Cardinal's

Liaison).

On-line registration is required at

www.ccrctoronto.com
PHONE: 416-466-0776

EMAIL: ccrctorontoinfo@gmail.com

WEB: www.ccrctoronto.com

FACEBOOK: CCRC Toronto

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CHALICE CHILDREN’S COLLECTION

February Collection: $266.50

MASS INTENTIONS

Mon, June 8: 7:30AM

+Elizabeth (Betty) Cleland

Tues, June 9: 7:30AM

+Denis Edqiuban

Wed, June 10: 7:30AM

+Armando Alamaria sr

Thurs, June 11: 7:30AM

+Samuel Jareno

Fri, June 12: 7:30AM
       

+Candelabra Ferolino

Sat, June 13: 7:30AM 
      

Thanksgiving of St Anthony’s Devotees

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Sunday, June 14
7:30AM

The Parishioners

+Lerma, & Isagani Ayala

VIGIL CANDLES

Saturday, June 13—Friday, June 19.

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

Cancelled—TO BE RESCHEDULED

SACRAMENT OF HOLY CONFIRMATION

Cancelled—TO BE RESCHEDULED.

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

ST  EPHREM,  DEACON,  DOCTOR:  Optional
Memorial; Tuesday, June 9
—Poet, teacher, orator, and
defender  of  the  faith,  Ephrem  is  the  only  Syrian
recognized as a doctor of the Church. He took upon
himself  the  special  task  of  opposing  the  many  false
doctrines  rampant  at  his  time,  always  remaining  a
true and forceful defender of the Catholic Church.

Born  in  Nisibis,  Mesopotamia,  he  was  baptized  as  a
young  man  and  became  famous  as  a  teacher  in  his
native city. When the Christian emperor had to cede
Nisibis  to  the  Persians,  Ephrem  fled  as  a  refugee  to
Edessa,  along  with  many  other  Christians.  He  is
credited  with  attracting  great  glory  to  the  biblical
school there. He was ordained a deacon but declined
becoming a priest. Ephrem was said to have avoided
presbyteral consecration by feigning madness!

He  had  a  prolific  pen,  and  his  writings  best  illumine
his  holiness.  Although  he  was  not  a  man  of  great
scholarship,  his  works  reflect  deep  insight  and
knowledge  of  the  Scriptures.  In  writing  about  the
mysteries of humanity’s redemption, Ephrem reveals
a  realistic  and  humanly  sympathetic  spirit  and  a
great  devotion  to  the  humanity  of  Jesus.  It  is  said
that his poetic account of the Last Judgment inspired
Dante.

It  is  surprising  to  read  that  he  wrote  hymns  against
the  heretics  of  his  day.  He  would  take  the  popular
songs  of  the  heretical  groups  and  using  their
melodies,  compose  beautiful  hymns  embodying
orthodox  doctrine.  Ephrem  became  one  of  the  first
to introduce song into the Church’s public worship as
a  means  of  instruction  for  the  faithful.  His  many
hymns  have  earned  him  the  title  “Harp  of  the  Holy
Spirit.”

Ephrem  preferred  a  simple,  austere  life,  living  in  a
small cave overlooking the city of Edessa. It was here
that he died around 373.

Reflection—Many  Catholics  still  find  singing  in
church  a  problem,  probably  because  of  the  rather
individualistic  piety  that  they  inherited. Yet  singing
has  been  a  tradition  of  both  the  Old  and  the  New
Testaments. It is an excellent way of expressing and
creating a community spirit of unity as well as of joy.
An  ancient  historian  testifies  that  Ephrem’s  hymns
“lent  luster  to  the  Christian  assemblies.”  We  need
some  modern  Ephrems—and  cooperating  singers—
to do the same for our Christian assemblies today.

ST  BARNABAS,  APOSTLE:  Memorial;  Thursday,
June 11

ST ANTHONY OF  PADUA,  PRIEST,  DOCTOR:
Memorial; Saturday, June 13

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
c o n n e c t i o n ,  s i n c e  y o u r  p r i v a c y  a n d
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.

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This  Sunday’s  Readings:  First  Reading:  Exodus
34:4b-6,8-9—Moses  pleads  for  God’s  mercy  on  Mt.
Sinai;  Responsorial  Psalm:  Daniel  3:52-56—We  praise
God who is exalted above all forever; Second Reading:
2  Corinthians  13:11-13—Paul  urges  the  Corinthians  to
live  in  peace  with  one  another  and  with God; Gospel:
Reading John 3:16-18—God sent his Son into the world
to save the world.

Background on the Gospel Reading
This  week  we  return  to  the  liturgical  season  of
Ordinary Time. This  Sunday  and  next,  however,  are
designated as solemnities—special days that call our
attention to central mysteries of our faith. Today on
Trinity Sunday we celebrate the mystery of the Holy
Trinity, one God in three persons.

Today’s  Gospel  is  from  the  beginning  of  John’s
Gospel.  The  passage  we  read  follows  Jesus’
conversation  with  a  Pharisee,  Nicodemus,  about
what  it  means  to  be  born  of  both  water  and  the
spirit.  Nicodemus  approaches  Jesus  at  night  and
acknowledges  Jesus  as  a  teacher  from  God.  Jesus
tells  him  that  only  those  who  are  born  from  above
will  see  the  Kingdom  of  God.  Nicodemus
misunderstands  and  questions  how  a  person  can  be
born more than once. Jesus tells Nicodemus that no
one  can  enter  the  Kingdom  of  God  without  being

born  of  water  and  Spirit.  Jesus  is  essentially
explaining  Baptism,  which  we  celebrate  as  a
sacrament  today. Yet  Nicodemus,  we  are  told,  still
does  not  understand  what  Jesus  is  saying.  Jesus
continues  by  testifying  to  the  need  to  be  born  from
above so that one might have eternal life.

After the dialogue with Nicodemus, the author of the
Gospel  offers  his  own  explanation  of  Jesus’  words.
This is what we read in today’s Gospel, John 3:16-18.

In the context of today’s focus on the mystery of the
Holy  Trinity,  the  reading  calls  our  attention  to  the
action of God, who reveals himself in three persons:
God  the  Father,  Jesus  the  Son,  and  the  Holy  Spirit.
God  the  Father,  out  of  love  for  the  world,  sent  his
Son  into  the  world  in  order  to  save  it. Through  the
death  and  resurrection  of  the  Son,  we  have  been
given  the  gift  of  the  Holy  Spirit.  As  three  persons,
God  acts  always  as  a  God  of  love;  he  does  not
condemn the world but acts to save it.

The Gospel  also  calls  attention  to  the  response  that
is required of us. God’s love for us calls us to respond
in  faith  by  professing  our  belief  in God’s  son,  Jesus,
and  the  salvation  that  he  has  won  for  us.  This
profession  of  faith  is  a  sign  of  the  work  of  the  Holy
Spirit in our lives.

“God Did Not Send The Son Into The World To Condemn The World,

But In Order That The World Might Be Saved Through Him.”

JESUS

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ST JOHN XXIII ADORATION CHAPEL

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“Jesus, I Trust In You”

THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT

Last Sunday’s Offering—$2085

ShareLife to Date—$2,852.

Please continue your weekly donations if your income is not

affected by the current situation.

DONATIONS

3 options for donating.

1. You can donate online through “Interact e-transfer”. To
do this—Go to your online bank account. Choose “interact
e-transfer”; in the section “Send money to” add the parish
email  address:  saintjohnxx_iiiparish@outlook.com;
in  “Notify  By”  you  can  give  either  Fr  Simon’s  mobile
number:  416-737-0760  Or  email  address:  degale.s.
7@gmail.com.

When  you  donate  your  bank  will  ask  you  to  send  a
“password”  which  will  be  sent  either  to  Fr Simon’s  email
address or mobile number. I will then be able deposit the
funds  into  the  parish  account. Your  bank  will  then  notify
you that your donation has been accepted.

2. Or you can donate by dropping off your envelope at the
mail  box  at  the  front  door  of  Church—call  office
416-429-4000  when  you  do  this  and  I  will  come  out  and
pickup;

3. Or  you  can  mail  your  donation—St  John  XXIII Church,
150 Gateway Blvd, Toronto, M3C 1B1.

FR SIMON’S TRANSFER DELAYED

Dear Parishioners,
Due  to  the  current  situation  of  uncertainty  and
anxiety,  the  Archbishop,  Cardinal  Collins,  wants
priests  to  remain  with  their  communities  until
things  settle  down. Therefore,  my  transfer  to  the
North West Territories  will  not  take  place  in  June
as previously planned. The plan at the moment is
for  the  transfer  to  take  place  in  August.  But,  as
with  all  things,  it  will  happen  in  Jesus’  time.
Meanwhile,  let  us  continue  to  pray  for  one
another and the world. Peace, Fr Simon

NEW PASTOR

Hopefully in August, 2020

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

Trinity Sunday

“God so loved the world

that he gave his only-begotten Son...”

How can you best serve God in a response to

that love? 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

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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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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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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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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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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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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