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Parish Sunday Bulletin

                   5th

 Sunday of Easter                          May 10, 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—EMERGENCY: see front page of website: http://saintjohnxxiiiparish.ca/

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

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.

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Parish Sunday Bulletin

                   5th

 Sunday of Easter                          May 10, 2020 

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

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HERE ARE 5 WAYS TO KEEP SUNDAY HOLY

IN COVID 19 TIMES

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

While  digital  participation  can  never  replace  actual
p r e s e n c e  a t  M a s s ,  l i v e - s t r e a m  M a s s  h t t p s : / /
www.archtoronto.org  is  a  great  way  of  keeping  our
connection  with  the  Mass  when  it  is  not  possible  to  be
there in person. We can make an offering in our heart to be
united spiritually to this offering, which is more spiritually
efficacious  than  any  other  prayer.  We  should  silence  our
phones,  eliminate  (as  best  we  can!)  distractions  in  our
home,  and  try  to  give  all  of  our  attention  to  what  is
happening  at  the  Mass  so  we  can  fully  participate  in  this
remote way.

2. Make a spiritual communion
An ancient practice of the Church for those who cannot be
present at Mass is to make a spiritual communion. We have
a simple prayer you can pray with longing in your heart to
be united to Jesus.

My  Jesus,  I  believe  that  you  are  present  in  the  most
Blessed  Sacrament.  I  love You  above  all  things  and  I
desire to receive You into my soul. Since I cannot now
receive  You  sacramentally,  come  at  least  spiritually
into  my  heart.  I  embrace You  as  if You  were  already
there, and unite myself wholly to You. Never permit me
to be separated from You. Amen. St. Alphonsus Liguori

3. Read the Sunday readings as a family
These can easily be found at usccb.org/bible. by clicking on
“Today’s Readings.” Magnificat (a daily prayer book) is also
offering  free  digital  resources  during  this  time,  including
the Sunday readings and a reflection.

Reading  Scripture  individually  or  together  with  others—
especially in our families—is an excellent spiritual practice.
Catholics  “commit  to  forming  your  family  in  the  love  and
power of sacred Scripture by placing it at the centre of your
family life. Study and reflect on Scripture, especially on the
Sunday readings.” Archbishop Vigneron

4. Check in on those around you
Because  those  who  are  older  are  most  susceptible  to
complications  from  COVID-19,  health  official  are
encouraging  them  to  minimize  their  time  away  from
home.  It  is  a  great  act  of  charity  to  reach  out  to  these
brothers and sisters in our faith communities to check in on
them.  Do  they  need  groceries  or  help  with  something  in
their homes? Caring for each other — especially those who
are most vulnerable during this time — is a demand of the

Gospel. It is the enactment of our life as joyful missionary
disciples.

5. Pray a family Rosary
Reclaim  the  Rosary  as  a  way  to  be  united  to  Mary,  the
Mother of Jesus and the Mother of the Church. She is the
perfect model of a disciple and our great intercessor. If you
don’t know how to pray this prayer, check out the youtube
video  from  the  Franciscan  Friars  of  the  Renewal  and  pray
along with them.

LITURGICAL MUSICIANS

Online Meeting

From: Rebecca Spellacy, Associate Director,

Liturgy

This time of pandemic means we cannot

physically be together for worship. It has caused
us to find new ways to stay connected to the life

of the Church and to grow in our relationship

with God.

All current Music Ministers are invited to join us

on Saturday, May 30 from 10 to 11:30 a.m. for a

chance to share with each other our journey

thus far. We will also share some practical tips

and resources to continue growing as disciples

of Christ.

This is a free online video conference.

However, we ask that you please register in

advance, so we know you’ll be attending. Once

you register, you will receive information on

how to join the web call.

Please register online at: https://bit.ly/Music-

WebMtg-May2020. There is no cost to join.
Further information on how to join the web
meeting will be provided upon registration.

If you have any further questions, please

contact Ella Okonkwo at:

formation@archtoronto.org or 416-934-3400

ext. 523. Please note that our office is currently

working remotely.

SEE PAGE 9 & 10 & 11 FOR PRAYERS

CANCELLED

TOTUS TUUS

Regretfully, August, 2020, Totus Tuus is now cancelled

because the “shutdown” is preventing the training and

preparation of the leaders for the summer.

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Parish Sunday Bulletin

                   5th

 Sunday of Easter                          May 10, 2020 

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

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CHALICE CHILDREN’S COLLECTION

February Collection: $266.50

MASS INTENTIONS

Mon, May 11: 7:30AM
       +Anthony Scarcello
Tues, May 12: 7:30AM
      +Jonnie, Len, Robert, & Terry Murphy
Wed, May 13: 7:30AM
        +Alejandro Canonigo
Thurs, May 14: 7:30AM
       For End of Pandemic
Fri, May 15: 7:30AM
        +Abelardo Dacanay
Sat, May 16: 7:30AM 
      +Esperanza Gabriel

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Sunday, May 17
7:30AM
The Parishioners

+Alfonso Perlas

+Alice & John Sequeira

VIGIL CANDLES

Saturday, May 16—Friday, May 22.

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.

EXTRAORDINARY MINISTER OF HOLY

COMMUNION

(Eucharistic Ministers)

Faith and Resource Sharing Meeting

From: Rebecca Spellacy, Associate Director, Liturgy

This  time  of  pandemic  means  we  cannot
physically  be  together  for  worship.  It  has  caused
us to find new ways to stay connected to the life of
the  Church  and  to  grow  in  our  relationship  with
God.  All  current  Extraordinary  Ministers  of  Holy
Communions  are  invited  to  join  us  on  Saturday,
May 16, 2020, from 10 to 11:30 a.m. for a chance to
share with each other our journey thus far. We will
also  share  some  practical  tips  and  resources  to
continue growing as disciples of Christ.

Please  register  online  at:  https://bit.ly/EMHC-
WebMtg-May2020.  There  is  no  cost  to  join.
Further  information  on  how  to  join  the  web
meeting will be provided upon registration.

If  you  have  any  further  questions,  please  contact
Ella  Okonkwo  at:  formation@archtoronto.org  or
416-934-3400 ext. 523. Please note that our office
is currently working remotely.

LECTORS

Online Meeting

From:  Rebecca  Spellacy,  Associate  Director,
Liturgy

This  time  of  pandemic  means  we  cannot
physically  be  together  for  worship.  It  has  caused
us to find new ways to stay connected to the life of
the  Church,  and  to  grow  in  our  relationship  with
God.  All  current  Lectors  are  invited  to  join  us  on
Saturday,  May  23  from  10  to  11:30  a.m.  for  a
chance  to  share  with  each  other  our  journey  thus
far.  We  will  also  share  some  practical  tips  and
resources  to  continue  growing  as  disciples  of
Christ.

Please  register  online  at:  https://bit.ly/Lectors-
WebMtg-May2020.  There  is  no  cost  to  join.
Further  information  on  how  to  join  the  web
meeting will be provided upon registration.

If  you  have  any  further  questions  please  contact
Ella  Okonkwo  at:  formation@archtoronto.org  or
at  416-934-3400  ext.  523.  Please  note  that  our
office is currently working remotely.

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Parish Sunday Bulletin

                   5th

 Sunday of Easter                          May 10, 2020 

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

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PRAY FOR THE HOLY FATHER, POPE

FRANCIS’, MAY MISSION INTENTION

For Deacons

We pray that deacons, faithful in their service to the Word

and the poor, may be an invigorating symbol for the

entire Church

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

YTOL Online May Retreat

May 15—May 18

Facebook page:

https://www.facebook.com/events/2718878264901442/
Our  annual  May  retreat  is  FAST  approaching,  and  this
time  around,  the  topic  will  be  on  the  very  awesome
Foster  Father  of Christ,  SAINT  JOSEPH! This  retreat  will
be totally online (Yay, no paying for gas!).
“Well,”  you  might  be  asking  yourself,  “What  will  this
retreat  entail? What  am  I  going  to  get  out  of  this? What
does  an  online YTOL  retreat  look  like?” And  boy,  do  we
have answers for you! You’ll be getting:
– Live streamed Mass and prayer sessions!
–  Conferences  by  priests  and  awesome  Catholic  public
speakers!
– A chance to enter into the Faith and Life of St. Joseph!
– Virtual discussions and Q

Registration

https://forms.gle/Ar7QMNX3Go4B2QBe6

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Parish Sunday Bulletin

                   5th

 Sunday of Easter                          May 10, 2020 

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

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SAINTS THIS WEEK

ST NEREUS & ST ACHILLEUS, MARTYRS: Optional
Memorial; Tuesday, May 12—
Devotion to these two saints goes
back to the fourth century, though almost nothing is known of
their  lives. They  were  praetorian  soldiers  of  the  Roman  army,
became  Christians,  and  were  removed  to  the  island  of
Terracina, where they were martyred. Their bodies were buried
in  a  family  vault,  later  known  as  the  cemetery  of  Domitilla.
Excavations  by  De  Rossi  in  1896  resulted  in  the  discovery  of
their  empty  tomb  in  the  underground  church  built  by  Pope
Siricius  in  390.  Two  hundred  years  after  their  deaths,  Pope
Gregory the Great delivered his 28th homily on the occasion of
their  feast.  “These  saints,  before  whom  we  are  assembled,
despised  the  world  and  trampled  it  under  their  feet  when
peace, riches and health gave it charms.”

Reflection:  As  in  the  case  of  many  early  martyrs,  the  Church
clings to its memories though the events are clouded in the mists
of history. It is a heartening thing for all Christians to know that
they  have  a  noble  heritage.  Our  brothers  and  sisters  in  Christ
have  stood  in  the  same  world  in  which  we  live—militaristic,
materialistic,  cruel  and  cynical—yet  transfigured  from  within  by
the presence of the Living One. Our own courage is enlivened by
the heroes and heroines who have gone before us marked by the
sign of faith and the wounds of Christ.
ST  PANCRAS,  MARTYR:  Optional  Memorial;  Tuesday,
May 12—

OUR  LADY OF  FATIMA:  Optional  Memorial; Wednesday,
May  13—
Between  May  13  and  October  13,  1917,  three
Portuguese  children–Francisco  and  Jacinta  Marto  and  their
cousin  Lucia  dos  Santos–received  apparitions  of  Our  Lady  at
Cova da Iria near Fatima, a city 110 miles north of Lisbon. Mary
asked  the  children  to  pray  the  rosary  for  world  peace,  for  the
end  of  World  War  I,  for  sinners,  and  for  the  conversion  of
Russia.

Mary  gave  the  children  three  secrets.  Following  the  deaths  of
Francisco  and  Jacinta  in  1919  and  1920  respectively,  Lucia
revealed  the  first  secret  in  1927.  It  concerned  devotion  to  the
Immaculate  Heart  of  Mary. The  second  secret  was  a  vision  of
hell. When Lucia grew up she became a Carmelite nun and died
in 2005 at the age of 97.

Pope John Paul II directed the Holy See’s Secretary of State to
reveal  the  third  secret  in  2000;  it  spoke  of  a  “bishop  in  white”
who  was  shot  by  a  group  of  soldiers  who  fired  bullets  and
arrows  into  him.  Many  people  linked  this  vision  to  the

assassination  attempt  against  Pope  John  Paul  II  in  St.  Peter’s
Square on May 13, 1981.

The  feast  of  Our  Lady  of  Fatima  was  approved  by  the  local
bishop  in  1930;  it  was  added  to  the  Church’s  worldwide
calendar in 2002.

Reflection: The message of Fatima is simple: Pray. Unfortunately,
some people—not Sister Lucia—have distorted these revelations,
making  them  into  an  apocalyptic  event  for  which  they  are  now
the  only  reliable  interpreters. They  have,  for  example,  claimed
that  Mary’s  request  that  the  world  be  consecrated  to  her  has
been ignored. Sister Lucia agreed that Pope John Paul II’s public
consecration  in  St.  Peter’s  Square  on  March  25,  1984,  fulfilled
Mary’s  request. The  Congregation  for  the  Doctrine  of  the  Faith
prepared a June 26, 2000, document explaining the “third secret.”

Mary  is  perfectly  honoured  when  people  generously  imitate  her
response “Let it be done to me as you say” (Luke 1:38). Mary can
never  be  seen  as  a  rival  to  Jesus  or  to  the  Church’s  teaching
authority,  as  exercised  by  the  college  of  bishops  united  with  the
bishop of Rome

ST MATTHIAS, ASPOTLE: Feast; Thursday, May 14—

According to Acts 1:15-26, during the days after the Ascension
Peter stood up in the midst of the brothers—about 120 of Jesus’
followers.  Now  that  Judas  had  betrayed  his  ministry,  it  was
necessary,  Peter  said,  to  fulfill  the  scriptural  recommendation
that  another  should  take  his  office.  “Therefore,  it  is  necessary
that  one  of  the  men  who  accompanied  us  the  whole  time  the
Lord  Jesus  came  and  went  among  us,  beginning  from  the
baptism  of John  until  the  day  on  which  he  was  taken  up  from
us, become with us a witness to his resurrection” (Acts 1:21-22).

They  nominated  two  men:  Joseph  Barsabbas  and  Matthias.
They prayed and drew lots. The choice fell upon Matthias, who
was  added  to  the  Eleven.  Matthias  is  not  mentioned  by  name
anywhere else in the New Testament.

Reflection: What was the holiness of Matthias? Obviously, he was
suited for apostleship by the experience of being with Jesus from
his  baptism  to  his  ascension.  He  must  also  have  been  suited
personally, or he would not have been nominated for so great a
responsibility.  Must  we  not  remind  ourselves  that  the
fundamental  holiness  of  Matthias  was  his  receiving  gladly  the
relationship with the Father offered him by Jesus and completed
by the Holy Spirit? If the apostles are the foundations of our faith
by  their  witness,  they  must  also  be  reminders,  if  only  implicitly,
that holiness is entirely a matter of God’s giving, and it is offered
to all, in the everyday circumstances of life. We receive, and even
for this God supplies the power of freedom.

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Parish Sunday Bulletin

                   5th

 Sunday of Easter                          May 10, 2020 

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

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This  Sunday’s  Readings:  First  Reading:  Acts  of
the  Apostles  6:1-7—The  early  Christian
community chooses seven people to serve at table
so  that  the  Twelve  can  devote  themselves  to
prayer and the ministry of the word; Responsorial
Psalm:  Psalm  33:1-2,4-5,18-19—The  Lord  is
merciful  toward  those  who  trust  in  him;  Second
Reading: 1 Peter 2:4-9—Those who have faith are
chosen  in  Christ  to  be  a  holy  priesthood;  Gospel
Reading: John 14:1–12—Jesus tells his disciples, “I
am the way and the truth and the life.”

Background on the Gospel Reading
The readings for the last few Sundays have been
about  the  Resurrection,  but  today’s  Gospel
takes  us  back  in  time  to  an  event  in  Jesus’  life
before  his  Passion.  Jesus  tells  his  disciples  that
he  is  going  to  prepare  a  place  for  them  in  his
Father’s  house.  He  promises  that  where  he  is
going,  his  disciples  will  be  able  to  follow.
Thomas,  who  will  later  doubt  the  disciples’
reports  that  they  have  seen  the  Risen  Lord,
contradicts  Jesus  by  saying  that  the  disciples
don’t  know  where Jesus  is  going  or  how  to  get
there. Jesus explains that he himself is the way,
the  truth,  and  the  life.  In  knowing  and  loving
Jesus, the disciples now love God the Father.

Philip  then  makes  a  request  that  challenges
Jesus’  words.  Philip  wants  Jesus  to  show  the
Father to the disciples. Recall that Jesus has just
told his disciples, “If you know me, then you will
also know my Father. From now on you do know
him  and  have  seen  him.”  As  a  good  teacher,
Jesus  responds  to  Philip  by  repeating  and
elaborating  on  what  he  has  just  told  the
disciples:  they  have  seen  and  known  Jesus,  so
they  have  seen  and  known  the  Father.  Then
Jesus  offers  another  reassurance  about  his
departure: because of faith in God and in Jesus,
the  disciples  will  do  the  work  that  Jesus  has
done and more.

The  connection  between  Jesus  and  his  Father,
between Jesus’ work and the work of the Father,
is  made  clear  in  today’s  Gospel.  Jesus  is  in  the
Father,  and  God  the  Father  is  in  Jesus.  As  God
spoke  his  name  to  Moses,  “I  am,”  so  too  Jesus
speaks  his  name  to  his  disciples:  “I  am  the  way
and the truth and the life.”

The revelation of the Trinity is completed in the
passage  that  follows  today’s  reading,  and  it  is
the Gospel for next Sunday. Because Jesus goes
away,  the  Father  will  send  in  Jesus’  name  the
Advocate, the Holy Spirit, who will continue the
work of the Father and of Jesus.

“I Am The Way, And The Truth ,

And The Life”

JESUS

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 Sunday of Easter                          May 10, 2020 

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ST JOHN XXIII ADORATION CHAPEL

EXPOSITION OF THE BLESSED SACRAMENT

THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT

Last Sunday’s Offering—$1495.

ShareLife to Date—$1300.

Easter Collection to Date—$1215.

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.

SHARELIFE

Living the Gospel by helping those

with addictions

After the death of a close friend,

Alex turned to hard drugs

to escape his reality. He continued

using, despite getting

married and having a son. Realizing

the impact of his

addiction on his son, he sought help

from St. Michael’s

Homes, a ShareLife-funded agency.

He completed their

treatment program and, as a result

of his recovery, he can

now be there for his family. Alex

credits St. Michael’s

Homes for saving his life.

June 7 is the next ShareLife

Sunday.

Please give generously.

VOCATIONS

5th Sunday of Easter

“The one who believes in me will also do the works that I

do and, in fact, will do greater works than these...”
Are you willing to do the work of the Lord as a priest,

deacon, sister or brother? If God is calling you,

contact Fr. Chris Lemieux, Vocation Director, Archdiocese

of Toronto at 416-968-0997

vocations@archtoronto.org www.vocationstoronto.ca

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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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 Sunday of Easter                          May 10, 2020 

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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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                   5th

 Sunday of Easter                          May 10, 2020 

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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.

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.

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 

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 Sunday of Easter                          May 10, 2020 

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