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Parish Sunday Bulletin

                       5th Sunday of Lent                       March 29, 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; Hours: Monday-Friday 9AM-3PM

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

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

Sunday Mass—CANCELLED FOR NOW

Baptism—EMERGENCY: see front page of website: http://saintjohnxxiiiparish.ca/

Reconciliation (confession)—AT THIS TIME BY APPOINTMENT ONLY: 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

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  and  all  medical  professionals  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

                       5th Sunday of Lent                       March 29, 2020 

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

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HERE ARE 5 WAYS TO KEEP SUNDAY HOLY

IN COVID 19 TIMES

1. Watch a live-stream of the Mass
The  Archbishop,  Cardinal  Collins,  will  be  live-streaming
daily  Mass  from  St.  Michael's  Cathedral  Basilica  at
7:30 a.m. Monday through to Sunday.

While  digital  participation  can  never  replace  actual
p r e s e n c e  a t  M a s s ,  l i v e - s t r e a m  M a s s  ( h t t p s : / /
www.archtoronto.org/covid19/Pages/default.aspx)  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.

RECONCILIATION WITH THE LORD IN THE

ABSENCE OF THE SACRAMENT OF

CONFESSION

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 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

                       5th Sunday of Lent                       March 29, 2020 

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

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CHALICE CHILDREN’S COLLECTION

Next Collection Sunday, ??????

February Collection: $266.50

MASS INTENTIONS

Mon, March, 30: 7:30AM

+Recardo Abellanosa

Tues, March, 31: 7:30AM

+Marilyn Anden

Wed, April 1: 7:30AM

+Justa Velinor

Thurs, April 2: 7:30AM
       

+Patricia O’Connor

Fri, April 3: 7:30AM
       

Thanksgiving & Intention of Jeffrey

Sat, April 4: 7:30AM 

+Justa Velinor

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Sunday, April 5
7:30AM
For the Parishioners; 
+Fr Fernando Saurez & Fr John Walsh; 
Thanksgiving of Wilma—B-day

VOCATIONS

5th Sunday of Lent - March 15

“Did I not tell you that if you believed you would see the

glory of God?”

Do you believe that your plan is God’s plan? If God is

calling you to serve him as a priest, deacon, brother or

sister contact Fr. Chris Lemieux, Vocation Director,

Archdiocese of Toronto at

416-968-0997.vocations@archtoronto.org

www.vocationstoronto.ca

VIGIL CANDLES

Saturday, April 4—Friday, April 10

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

THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT

Last Sunday’s Offering—$920.

To break even weekly—$3,000 needed.

Please continue your weekly donations if your income is

not affected by the current situation.

You can donate online:

https://community.archtoronto.org/page.aspx?pid=415

Or you can continue to donate in your usual way by

dropping off your envelope at the parish office during

office hours (see above);

Or you can mail your donation—St John XXIII Church, 150

Gateway Blvd, Toronto, M3C 1B1.

UPCOMING PARISH YOUTH GROUPS EVENTS

CANCELLED FOR NOW

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”

SACRAMENTS OF

FIRST HOLY COMMUNION & CONFESSION

First Confessions Cancelled—Test 2 Cancelled

Test 3—We will see

BEING A GOOD STEWARD OF GOD’S GIFTS

5th Sunday of Lent, March 29

Just as Jesus raised Lazarus from the dead, He raises us

from the death of sin and leads us to interior freedom

through His forgiveness. This Lent, let us seek God’s

forgiveness by availing ourselves to the sacrament of

Reconciliation before Easter. SEE HOW TO MAKE AN ACT

OF CONTRITION OR SORROW FOR SIN ON PAGE 2 OF

THIS BULLETIN

SACRAMENT OF HOLY CONFIRMATION

Holy Week Confessions—CANCELLED

Keep your eye on this space for updates

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Parish Sunday Bulletin

                       5th Sunday of Lent                       March 29, 2020 

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

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PRAY FOR THE HOLY FATHER, POPE

FRANCIS’, MARCH MISSION INTENTION

Catholics in China

We pray that the Church in China may persevere in its

faithfulness to the Gospel and grow in unity.

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.

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)

TOTUS TUUS RETURNS

Dear Parents Please Call Office & Register

Your Child for Totus Tuus 2020.

Dates: Aug 9-14 / Cost: $10/for the week/per child

payable week prior to Aug 9. / Day Prgrm: kids entering

grades 1-6 in the Fall. / Eveng Prgrm: youth entering

grades 7-12 in the Fall.

WILL LIKELY BE CANCELLED

CELEBRATE YOUR MARRIAGE WITH A

WORLDWIDE MARRIAGE ENCOUNTER

WEEKEND!

Celebrate your love and take a fresh look at your

marriage!

April 24-26, 2020

SMILE

CANCELLED

UPCOMING LENTEN MISSION

CANCELLED

LENT: DEVOTIONS

Stations of the Cross & Holy Hour

A MESSAGE FROM THE ARCHBISHOP,

CARDINAL COLLINS

ShareLife

5th Sunday of Lent

Living the Gospel locally and around the world

“Last year, your generosity to ShareLife made a difference
in  the  lives  of  over  140,000  people  locally  and  countless
more  around  the  world. Thank  you  for  helping  so  many
people experience God's love and compassion.” – Cardinal
Thomas Collins

Today is ShareLife Sunday.

Thank you for your generosity.

BUNDLE UP SUNDAY

CANCELLED

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PALM SUNDAY

SUNDAY, APRIL 5, 2020

At the Cathedral Basilica of St. Michael:

The liturgy of Palm Sunday will begin at 10:00 am, and will be
livestreamed  so  that  the  faithful  may  prayerfully  unite
themselves in their homes to the celebration of the liturgy.

The  liturgy  will  commence  with  the  blessing  of  palms,  the
proclamation  of  the  Gospel  and  the  Solemn  Entrance,  but
without  the  procession  of  palms.  Blessed  palms  will  be
distributed at a later date.

Present at the liturgy will be the priests of the Cathedral parish.
The liturgy will proceed in the usual way.

At Parish Churches:

At 7:30AM Fr Simon will begin the liturgy of Palm Sunday with
the  blessing  of  palms,  the  proclamation  of  the  Gospel  and
Solemn  Entrance,  but  without  the  procession  of  palms.  The
liturgy will then proceed in the usual way. Blessed palms will be
distributed at a later date.

THE MASS OF CHRISM

TUESDAY, APRIL 7 ,2020

At the Cathedral Basilica of St. Michael

The  Mass  of  Chrism  will  begin  at  10:00  am,  and  will  be
livestreamed so that the clergy, religious and lay faithful of the
archdiocese  will  have  an  opportunity  to  prayerfully  unite
themselves in their homes to the celebration of the liturgy.

Present at the liturgy will be the priests of the Cathedral parish.
The liturgy will include the blessing of Holy Oils, which will be
distributed at a later date.

THE MASS OF THE LORD’S SUPPER THURSDAY,

APRIL 9, 2020

HOLY THURSDAY

At the Cathedral Basilica of St. Michael:

The Mass of the Lord’s Supper will begin at 7:00 pm, and will be
livestreamed  so  that  the  faithful  may  prayerfully  unite
themselves in their homes to the celebration of the liturgy.

Present at the liturgy will be the priests of the Cathedral parish.
The  washing  of  feet  will  be  omitted.  At  the  end  of  the  Holy
Mass, the Blessed Sacrament will be reposed in the tabernacle.
There will not be a procession to a special place of reposition.

At Parish Churches:

At 7PM, Fr Simon will begin the Mass of the Lord’s Supper.

The  washing  of  feet  will  be  omitted.  At  the  end  of  the  Holy
Mass, the Blessed Sacrament will be reposed in the tabernacle.
There will not be a procession to a special place of reposition.

GOOD FRIDAY - APRIL 10, 2020:

At the Cathedral Basilica of St. Michael:

The Good Friday Passion of the Lord will begin at 3:00 pm, and
will  be  livestreamed  so  that  the  faithful  may  prayerfully  unite
themselves in their homes to the celebration of the liturgy.

Present  at  the  service  will  be  the  priests  of  the  Cathedral
parish.  Following  the  special  decree  of  March  19  from  the
Congregation  for  Divine  Worship  and  the  Discipline  of  the
Sacraments, special prayers will be said “for the sick, the dead,
for those who feel lost or dismayed.”

At Parish Churches:

At  the  usual  time  of  3PM,  Fr  Simon  will  begin  the  liturgy  for
Good  Friday.  Special  prayers  are  to  be  said  “for  the  sick,  the
dead, for those who feel lost or dismayed.”

THE EASTER VIGIL

SATURDAY, APRIL 11, 2020:

At the Cathedral Basilica of St. Michael:

The Easter Vigil will begin at 7:00 pm, and will be livestreamed
so  that  the  faithful  may  prayerfully  unite  themselves  in  their
homes to the celebration of the liturgy.

Present  at  the  liturgy  of  the  Vigil  will  be  the  priests  of  the
Cathedral  parish.  At  the  Solemn  Beginning  of  the  Vigil,  the
lighting of the fire is omitted. The Paschal Candle is to be lit in
the  sanctuary.  The  procession  with  the  Paschal  Candle  is
omitted. The  Exsultet  then  follows  immediately,  and  the Vigil
proceeds in the usual way. The renewal of baptismal promises
is to replace the baptismal liturgy. The rite of baptism and the
reception  of  baptized  Christians  is  to  be  deferred  to  a  later
time.

At Parish Churches:

At  7PM,  Fr Simon  will  begin  the  liturgy  of  the  Easter Vigil. At
the  Solemn  Beginning  of  the  Vigil,  the  lighting  of  the  fire  is
omitted. The  Paschal Candle  is  to  be  lit  in  the  sanctuary. The
procession  with  the  Paschal  Candle  is  omitted.  The  Exsultet
then  follows  immediately,  and  the Vigil  proceeds  in  the  usual
way.  The  renewal  of  baptismal  promises  is  to  replace  the
baptismal  liturgy.  The  rite  of  baptism  and  the  reception  of
baptized Christians is to be deferred to a later time.

EASTER SUNDAY - APRIL 12, 2020:

At the Cathedral Basilica of St. Michael:

The Mass for Easter Sunday will begin at 10:00 am, and will be
livestreamed  so  that  the  faithful  may  prayerfully  unite
themselves in their homes to the celebration of the liturgy.

Present at the Mass will be the priests of the Cathedral parish.
Special  prayers  will  be  said  for  those  affected  by  the  current
pandemic,  for  our  religious  and  government  leaders,  and  for
the dead.

At Parish Churches:

At  10AM  Fr  Simon  will  celebrate  the  Mass  of  Easter  Sunday.
Special prayers are to be said for those affected by the current
pandemic,  for  our  religious  and  government  leaders,  and  for
the dead.

HOLY WEEK & EASTER SUNDAY

LITURGIES

(During Lockdown)

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This  Sunday’s  Readings:  First  Reading:  Ezekiel  37:12-14—
God  will  open  the  graves  and  restore  the  people  of  Israel;
Responsorial  Psalm:  Psalm  130:1-8—With  the  Lord  is
forgiveness  and  mercy;  Second  Reading:  Romans  8:8-11—
The Spirit of God dwells in you; Gospel Reading: John 11:1-45
(shorter  version  John  11:3-7,17,20-27,33b-45)—Jesus  raises
Lazarus from the dead.

Background on the Gospel Reading
Today’s Gospel  reading  recounts  another  sign,  or  miracle,
found  in  John’s  Gospel,  the  raising  of  Lazarus.  Today’s
reading  invites  us  to  reflect  upon  what  it  means  to  call
Jesus the Resurrection and the life.

The  context  for  the  story  of  the  raising  of  Lazarus  is  the
Jewish leaders’ growing animosity toward Jesus. Jesus has
been  in  Jerusalem,  taking  part  in  the  feast  of  the
Dedication,  which  we  have  come  to  know  as  Hanukkah.
The  people  have  been  pressing  him  to  declare  plainly
whether he is the Messiah. Jesus tells them to look to his
works, which testify to his coming from God. Many do not
believe  Jesus,  however,  and  some  try  to  stone  him  for
blasphemy.

Into  this  scene  of  confrontation,  Mary  and  Martha,  the
sisters of Lazarus, send word to Jesus that his friend is ill.
Jesus  is  said  to  love  Mary,  Martha,  and  Lazarus,  but  he
delays  his  journey  for  two  days. The  delay  heightens  the
drama  and  shows  Jesus’  obedience  to  God,  who  is  to  be
glorified through Lazarus’s resurrection. When Jesus finally
declares that he will journey to Bethany, his disciples fear

for his life. Thomas declares that he and the other disciples
should prepare to die with Jesus.

The  scene  described  at  Bethany  is  a  sad  one.  Martha
meets  Jesus  weeping  and  saying  that  if  Jesus  had  been
there,  Lazarus  would  not  have  died.  Yet  she  remains
confident  that  God  will  do  whatever  Jesus  asks.  Martha
affirms  her  belief  that  there  will  be  a  resurrection  of  the
dead in the last days. Then Martha’s sister, Mary, comes to
Jesus  with  the  same  confidence,  saying  that  Jesus  could
have cured Lazarus. Jesus asks to be brought to Lazarus’s
tomb where he prays and calls Lazarus out from the tomb.
At this sign, many come to believe in Jesus, but others take
word  of  the  miracle  to  the  Jewish  authorities,  who  begin
their plans for Jesus’ death.

Set against the backdrop of Jesus’ impending death, many
elements  of  the  raising  of  Lazarus  foreshadow  the  good
news of Jesus’ own Resurrection. Jesus, facing the conflict
with the Jewish authorities, acts in complete obedience to
God. In raising Lazarus, Jesus shows his power over death
so  that  when  Jesus  dies,  those  who  believe  in  him  might
remember  that  and  take  hope.  Just  as  Jesus  calls  for  the
stone  to  be  rolled  away  from  Lazarus’s  tomb,  so  too  will
the disciples find the stone rolled away from Jesus’ tomb.

In Baptism we die to sin’s power over us, rising as children
of  God.  In  Baptism  we  join  ourselves  with  Christ,  who
conquered death once and for all so that we who believe in
him  may  have  eternal  life. With  Martha  and  Mary,  we  are
called  to  profess  our  belief  that  Jesus  is  indeed  the
Resurrection and the life.

“Lazarus, Come Out!”

Jesus
to the
dead
Lazarus

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Parish Sunday Bulletin

                       5th Sunday of Lent                       March 29, 2020 

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

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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.

SHARELIFE

This is the weekend that our first

ShareLife collection was
scheduled to take place.

ShareLife is more than a

collection. Our annual appeal is

one of the ways we bring the

Gospel value to “love one

another” to life. The agencies

supported by ShareLife help

thousands of people in our

Archdiocese and countless more

around the world.

The family seeking counselling,

the isolated senior seeking a

friendly voice, the child in the

developing world without food –

these are some examples of how

our support fulfills the core

component of our Pastoral Plan

of “Catholic Outreach in Justice

and Love.”

The ShareLife mission is “living

the Gospel by providing for those

in need.” Today—even in the

midst of the Corona/Covid virus—I
invite you to join me in supporting

the important work of ShareLife
agencies with a sacrificial gift to

the campaign. You can do this by

going to the ShareLife site and

donating online: https://

www.sharelife.org/public/donate.

If you are unable to make a

contribution, please pray for the

success of our parish’s campaign,

and pray that those who

are able to support the campaign

will do so.

Thank you for your generosity!

-Fr Simon

LENTEN REGULATIONS

What is Ash Wednesday?

This day marks the beginning of Lent. We attend Mass on
this day and receive the Ashes on the forehead as a sign
of  sorrow  for  sin  and  as  sign  of  our  intention  to  become
more faithful.

What is Lent?

Lent is the penitential season of the Church’s year. It is 40
days  of  preparation  to  renew  our  Baptismal  vows  on
Easter Sunday. During this time we seek closer union with
the  Lord  through  increasing  the  disciplines  of  fasting,
prayer, and giving of alms (charitable giving).

Lenten Fast & Abstinence

Catholics  are  obligated  to  Fast  &  Abstain  from  meat  on
Ash Wednesday & Good Friday.

The Fast on Ash Wednesday and Good Friday.

The  required  fast  on  Ash Wed  and  Good  Friday  involves
eating  only  one  full  meal  on  those  days.  One  or  two
smaller  meals  may  be  taken  on  those  days,  but  may  not
total  one  full  meal.    The  required  fast  does  not  allow
eating anything between meals.

Abstinence on Ash Wednesday and Good Friday

Abstinence on these days from meat does not intend the
omission of eggs or dairy products.

Age Requirements

"All  Catholics  who  have  completed  their  14th  year  are
bound  by  the  law  of  abstinence;  all  adults  are  bound  by
the law of fast up to the beginning of their 60th year.

Fridays of the Year

It is a requirement of our Faith that we abstain from meat
on  all  the  Fridays  of  the  year  (except  on  Solemnities)  in
commemoration of our Saviour’s death.

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Parish Sunday Bulletin

                       5th Sunday of Lent                       March 29, 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.