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Parish Sunday Bulletin

                   4th Sunday of Easter                          May 3, 2020 

 World Day Of Prayer For Vocations   

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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

PRAYER FOR VOCATIONS 

Lord Jesus, as you once called the first disciples to make them fishers of men, let Your sweet invitation continue 

to resound: Come follow Me!  

Give young men and women the grace of responding quickly to Your voice.  

Support our bishops, priests, and consecrated people in their apostolic labour.  

Grant perseverance to our seminarians and to all those who are carrying out the ideal of a life totally 

consecrated to Your service.  

Awaken in our community a missionary eagerness. 

Lord, send workers to Your harvest and do not allow humanity to be lost for the lack of pastors, missionaries, 

and people dedicated to the cause of the Gospel. 

Mary, Mother of the Church, the model of every vocation, help us to say “yes” to the Lord who calls us to 

cooperate in the divine plan of salvation. 

Amen. 

-Pope St John Paul II

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Parish Sunday Bulletin

                   4th Sunday of Easter                          May 3, 2020 

 World Day Of Prayer For Vocations   

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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

                   4th Sunday of Easter                          May 3, 2020 

 World Day Of Prayer For Vocations   

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CHALICE CHILDREN’S COLLECTION

February Collection: $266.50

MASS INTENTIONS

Mon, May 4: 7:30AM
        +Carmencita Corpuz
Tues, May 5: 7:30AM
       Thanksgiving of Laura Worbec; (Julie Cruz)
Wed, May 6: 7:30AM
         +Samuel Jareno
Thurs, May 7: 7:30AM
        +Beatrice Reynolds
Fri, May 8: 7:30AM
         Available
Sat, May 9: 7:30AM 
       Thanksgiving for SdG’s service of 12 yrs

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Sunday, May 10
7:30AM
+Deceased Members of Sandhurst & Raj Families

+Petra Damasco Perlas

The Parishioners

VIGIL CANDLES

Saturday, May 9—Friday, May 15.

Sanctuary Tabernacle—+Domingo & +Teresa

& Chapel Tabernacle—The Parishioners

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

                   4th Sunday of Easter                          May 3, 2020 

 World Day Of Prayer For Vocations   

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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

THEOLOGY ON TAP

ONLINE-SPECIAL EDITION

May 4—7PM—9PM

Title: The Art of Listening to God in a Wounded World
Speakers:  Fr.  Santo  Arrigo,  C.Ss.R,  Kevin  Kelly,  SJ,  and
Megan Turland.  Faith Connections  is  thrilled  to  welcome
back three Guest Speakers for a Special Edition Theology
on Tap  Panel! We  will  be  reflecting  on  their  past  talks  in
light  of  the COVID-19  pandemic  and  discussing  what  we
can  bring  forward  into  the  world  and  our  lives  once  the
storm has passed.

Zoom link coming soon.

Check  back  to  our  Facebook  Events  page  for  more
information  and  Zoom  link:  https://www.facebook.com/
events/649307665889193/

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

                   4th Sunday of Easter                          May 3, 2020 

 World Day Of Prayer For Vocations   

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SAINTS THIS WEEK

BLESSED  MARIE-LEONIE  PARADIS,  VIRGIN:
Optional Memorial; Monday, May 4— Elodie Paradis was born
in the village of L'Acadie in Quebec, Canada. Her parents were
poor but good Catholics and they loved their little girl. When
Elodie  was  nine,  her  parents  wanted  her  to  have  the  best
education  they  could  afford,  so  they  sent  her  to  a  boarding
school. The Sisters of Notre Dame warmly received their new
student  but  Elodie  and  her  family  missed  each  other  very

much.
Mr. Paradis had a flour mill and although he worked hard, the
mill  did  not  make  enough  money  to  support  his  wife  and
children. He heard wonderful stories about large amounts of
gold  that  was  to  be  found  in  California.  He  was  so  worried
about his family that he decided to go.

But in California, Mr. Paradis did not find the wealth he hoped
for.  When  he  returned  to  L'Acadie,  he  was  shocked  to  find
that his little Elodie had joined the convent to become a nun.
She  had  entered  the  Holy  Cross  convent  on  February  21,
1854.  Mr.  Paradis  went  to  the  convent  and  he  begged  his
daughter to return home, but she really wanted to stay there.
Finally, her father agreed and she took her vows as a nun in
1857.

Blessed  Marie-Leonie  taught  school  in  different  cities.  She
prayed  and  lived  her  life  joyfully.  As  time  went  on,  Sister
Marie-Leonie was led by Jesus to begin a new religious order
in  the  Church.  The  Little  Sisters  of  the  Holy  Family  were
begun in 1880. These loving sisters are committed to serving
and caring for priests in the household. This helps the priest
to carry out their important ministries without difficulty. The
Little  Sisters  of  the  Holy  Family  now  have  sixty-seven
convents in Canada, the United States, Rome and Honduras.

Although Mother Marie Leonie was weak and often sick, she
worked for her sisters until the last few hours of her life. But
she  never  stopped  caring  for  God's  people.  She  completed
the book of rules she had written to help give her sisters the
guidance they would need for their life.

On  Friday,  May  3,  1912.  Mother  Marie-Leonie  said  she  felt
very  tired. She  went  to  rest  and  died  a  few  hours  later. She
was seventy-one years old.

ST  FRANCOIS  DE  LAVAL,  BISHOP,  PATRON  OF  THE
BISHOPS OF CANADA:
Memorial; Wednesday May 6—

BLESSED  CATHERINE  OF  ST  AUGUSTINE,
VIRGIN:
Optional Memorial; Friday, May 8—A young future

missionary to New France, Catherine de Longpré, in religion
Sister Marie-Catherine of Saint Augustine, was a nursing nun
in the community of the Hospitaler Sisters of Saint Augustine
in Evreux. Born in France in 1632, she went to Quebec at the
age  of  sixteen.  Having  offered  her  life  for  the  sick  and  the
sanctification  of  souls,  she  found  in  Quebec  City  a  newly-
established  and  very  poor  hospital,  where  she  would  labour
for twenty years with unfailing devotion and courage.

Blessed  Catherine's  physical  and  moral  sufferings  increased
to  a  measure  which  few  Saints  have  surpassed;  she  was
chosen  as  a  victim  by  God  for  the  expiation  of  sins,  in  this
territory which He destined for Himself in a particular way. To
sustain  her  in  the  terrible  obsessions  which  she  endured,  to
preserve  other  souls  who  could  not  have  withstood  hell's
assaults,  she  was  given  for  her  heavenly  spiritual  director,
Saint John  de  Brebeuf,  the  North American  martyr  who  had
died  not  long  before,  in  what  is  now  Ontario.  The  entire
history  of  her  interior  life  was  written  by  her  confessor,  the
Jesuit  Paul  Ragueneau,  who  had  been  a  friend  of  the  great
Martyr  and  had  laboured  with  him.  Father  Ragueneau
recognized as authentic his fellow Jesuit's spiritual role in the
life of this remarkable religious.

The sale of alcoholic beverages to the Indians in exchange for
furs  was  a  grievous  abuse  which  the  saintly  first  bishop  of
Quebec,  Monsignor  Francis  Montmorency  de  Laval,  was
striving  to  abolish;  sins  of  the  tongue,  immodesty  and
impiety  were  rampant  in  the  city  and  surroundings.
Monsignor  de  Laval  recognized  in Sister Catherine  a  soul  of
predilection,  and  he  often  asked  her  intercession  for
particular  persons,  for  the  colony  and  the  Indians,  whose
souls were his great concern, as they were also of his clergy
and  missionaries. She,  for  her  part,  complied  by  her  prayers
and sacrifices, and saw in vision how the demons of hell were
working  for  the  ruin  of  the  colony,  in  various  places  and  in
various  ways.  A  spiritual  battle  of  great  proportions  was
underway, to win Canada for Christ.

Blessed Catherine died at the age of 36, saying shortly before
she expired: My God, I adore Your divine perfections; I adore
Your  divine  Justice;  I  abandon  myself  to  it  with  my  whole
heart.  One  of  the  great  mystics  of  the  Church,  her  life
remains  a  prodigy  of  sacrifice  and  love,  a  gold  mine  of
doctrine  for  those  who  seek  understanding  of  God's  ways
with His Saints and His people.

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Parish Sunday Bulletin

                   4th Sunday of Easter                          May 3, 2020 

 World Day Of Prayer For Vocations   

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This  Sunday’s  Readings:  First  Reading:  Acts  of  the
Apostles  2:14a,36-41—Peter  and  the  other  apostles  baptize
3,000 people; Responsorial Psalm: Psalm 23:1-6—The Lord is
my  shepherd;  Second  Reading:  1  Peter  2:20b-25—We  have
been  healed  by  the  wounds  of Christ; Gospel  Reading: John
10:1-10—Jesus is the gate for his sheep.

Background on the Gospel Reading
This  fourth  Sunday  of  the  Easter  season  is  sometimes
called Good Shepherd Sunday because in each of the three
lectionary cycles, the Gospel reading invites us to reflect on
Jesus  as  the Good  Shepherd.  In  each  cycle  the  reading  is
from the tenth chapter of John’s Gospel. This chapter sets
the  framework  for  Jesus’  teaching  about  himself  as  the
Good Shepherd.

Today’s reading falls between the stories of Jesus’ healing
of  the  man  born  blind  and  the  raising  of  Lazarus.  Both  of
these stories were proclaimed in the Gospels found in this
year’s  season  of  Lent.  Following  the  controversy  that
ensued  when  Jesus  healed  the  man  born  blind,  Jesus
directs  his  allegory  about  the  sheep  and  the  shepherd
toward  the  Jewish  religious  leaders  of  his  time,  the
Pharisees.

Throughout  John’s  Gospel  the  Pharisees  fail  to  accept
Jesus’ ministry and teaching. They show themselves to be
“robbers  and  thieves”  because  they  try  to  lead  the  sheep
without  entering  through  the  gate,  Jesus. Through  these

metaphors,  Jesus  is  telling  his  listeners  that  those  who
follow him and his way will find abundant life. He identifies
himself both as the shepherd and the gate. The shepherds
who  are  faithful  to  him  are  the  ones  whom  the  sheep
(Jesus’ disciples) should follow.

The relationship between the sheep and their shepherd is
based  on  familiarity.  Sheep  recognize  their  shepherd  and
will not follow a stranger. At the end of the day, shepherds
lead  their  sheep  from  pastures  to  a  common  gated  area
called a sheepfold. There, one shepherd protects all of the
sheep  until  the  next  day  when  each  shepherd  returns  to
lead his own sheep to pasture. As shepherds move among
the sheep, the sheep follow only their shepherd.

Today’s Gospel  also  gives  us  the  opportunity  to  reflect  on
Christian leadership. Jesus’ words suggest to us that those
who  will  lead  the  Christian  community  will  be  known  by
their  faithfulness  to Jesus. The  leaders  will  recognize  that
Jesus is the gate for all of the sheep and that having a good
relationship  with  Jesus  is  the  primary  characteristic  of  a
Christian leader. Jesus’ allegory also suggests that faithful
Christian  leadership  requires  a  good  relationship  with  the
community: the shepherd knows his sheep, and they know
him.  Christian  leaders  follow  the  example  of  Jesus,  the
Good  Shepherd,  by  being  faithful  to  him  and  by  being  a
good shepherd.

“I Am The Gate For The Sheep”

JESUS

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ST JOHN XXIII ADORATION CHAPEL

EXPOSITION OF THE BLESSED SACRAMENT

THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT

Last Sunday’s Offering—$2875. ShareLife to Date—$550.

Easter Collection to Date—$1150.

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

putting faith into action

“ShareLife is the way the

rubber hits the road.

This is how we validate the

legitimacy and integrity of

our Christian life:

not by the words we speak,
but by the love we share, in

practical ways.

That’s what we do with

ShareLife.”

—Cardinal Thomas Collins

Today is ShareLife Sunday.

Thank you for your

generosity.

VOCATIONS

4th Sunday of Easter

The Good Shepherd calls his own sheep by name and

leads them.

Is He asking you to help others to find Him? Pray for an
increase in vocations to the priesthood, diaconate, and

religious life, especially for our archdiocese, that God will

raise up good shepherds in our midst. 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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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.

POPE FRANCIS’

Litany of Supplication

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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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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.

RECONCILIATION WITH THE LORD IN THE

ABSENCE OF THE SACRAMENT OF

CONFESSION

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 

 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.

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