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Parish Sunday Bulletin

                        Pentecost Sunday                           May 31, 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

SHARELIFE

Every gift to ShareLife is a sacred trust

At ShareLife, we pride ourselves on being responsible and

accountable to you, our generous donors. By keeping

administrative and fundraising costs at 11% – one of the

lowest in the nonprofit sector – we ensure the maximum

amount possible goes to the vital work of our agencies.

Next Sunday, June 7 is the next ShareLife Sunday.

Please give generously.

FOR HOW TO KEEP SUNDAY HOLY

DURING LOCKDOWN

SEE PAGE 12

FOR PRAYERS

SEE PAGE 9 & 10 & 11

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Parish Sunday Bulletin

                        Pentecost Sunday                           May 31, 2020 

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

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CATECHISM OF THE CATHOLIC CHURCH

THE PROFESSION OF FAITH

“The Creed”

The Faithful: Hierarchy, Laity, Consecrated Life

188. What is the vocation of the lay faithful?

The  lay  faithful  have  as  their  own  vocation  to
seek  the  Kingdom  of  God  by  illuminating  and
ordering  temporal  affairs  according  to  the  plan
of  God. They  carry  out  in  this  way  their  call  to
holiness and to the apostolate, a call given to all
the baptized.

189. How do the lay faithful participate in the

priestly office of Christ?

They participate in it especially in the Eucharist
by offering as a spiritual sacrifice “acceptable to
God  through  Jesus  Christ”  (1  Peter  2:5)  their
own  lives  with  all  of  their  works,  their  prayers,
their  apostolic  undertakings,  their  family  life,
their  daily  work  and  hardships  borne  with
patience  and  even  their  consolations  of  spirit
and body. In this way, even the laity, dedicated
to  Christ  and  consecrated  by  the  Holy  Spirit,
offer to God the world itself.

190. How does the laity participate in the

prophetic office?

They participate in it by welcoming evermore in
faith the Word of Christ and proclaiming it to the
world  by  the  witness  of  their  lives,  their  words,
their  evangelizing  action,  and  by  catechesis.
This  evangelizing  action  acquires  a  particular
efficacy  because  it  is  accomplished  in  the
ordinary circumstances of the world.

191. How do they participate in the kingly

office?

The  laity  participate  in  the  kingly  function  of
Christ because they have received from him the
power to overcome sin in themselves and in the
world  by  self-denial  and  the  holiness  of  their
lives.  They  exercise  various  ministries  at  the
service  of  the  community  and  they  imbue
temporal  activities  and  the  institutions  of
society with moral values.

192. What is the consecrated life?

The consecrated life is a state of life recognized
by  the Church.  It  is  a  free  response  to  a  special

call from Christ by which those consecrated give
themselves completely to God and strive for the
perfection  of  charity  moved  by  the  Holy  Spirit.
This  consecration  is  characterized  by  the
practice of the evangelical counsels.

193. What can the consecrated life give to the

mission of the Church?

The  consecrated  life  participates  in  the  mission
of  the  Church  by  means  of  a  complete
dedication  to  Christ  and  to  one’s  brothers  and
sisters  witnessing  to  the  hope  of  the  heavenly
Kingdom.

WEBINAR FOR SENIORS

Saturday, June 6, 2020 from 11 a.m.

to 12 p.m. The topic for this live

webinar is “The Gifts and Challenges

of these Unprecedented Times”

presented by Sr. Janet Schaeffler, OP.

This virtual event is a great

opportunity for our parishioners to
celebrate Seniors’ Month this June.

There is no cost to join. All men and

women in the second half of life

(50+), including volunteers, parish

leaders, parish staff and priests are

welcome to join this free live

webinar.

Please register online at: https://

bit.ly/MAW-WebinarJune2020.

Further information on how to join

the web meeting will be provided

upon registration. Further ideas and

resources for Seniors' Month are

available at: http://bit.ly/

SeniorsMonth-ArchTO.

If you have further questions, please

contact Sally Amaral at:

416-934-3400 ext. 518 or

samaral@archtoronto.org.

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Parish Sunday Bulletin

                        Pentecost Sunday                           May 31, 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, June 1: 7:30AM

+Especiosa Lobo & Eulalia Nazareth

Tues, June 2: 7:30AM
Grace Institute of the Holy Eucharist: Thnksgv
Wed, June 3: 7:30AM
Grace Institute of the Holy Eucharist: Thnksgv     
Thurs, June 4: 7:30AM
Grace Institute of the Holy Eucharist: Thnksgv
Fri, June 5: 7:30AM
       

Thanksgiving for Prayer Grps: John Cheng

Sat, June 6: 7:30AM 
      

Thanksgiving of Lauren

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Sunday, June 7
7:30AM

The Parishioners

+Lerma, Isagani, Teresa Domingo

Thanksgiving of John Cheng: Friends B-day

VIGIL CANDLES

Saturday, June 6—Friday, June 12.

Sanctuary Tabernacle—

& Chapel Tabernacle—

INTERCESSORY PRAYER GROUP

Need Prayer Help?

Call Beth: 416-467-6492. Intention will be emailed out to

this prayer community. Only first name & intention will

be shared.

COMMUNION FOR THE SICK & SHUT-INS

CALL PARISH OFFICE AND LET US KNOW—

416-429-4000. SUSPENDED FOR NOW

SACRAMENTS OF FIRST HOLY COMMUNION

Cancelled—TO BE RESCHEDULED

SACRAMENT OF HOLY CONFIRMATION

Cancelled—TO BE RESCHEDULED.

RETROUVAILLE WEEKEND

Help for Troubled Marriages

Nov 6 @ 6PM

Please be advised that this event

may be cancelled due to the

limitations on public gatherings

given the COVID-19 pandemic. We
suggest you reach out to the event

organizer to confirm whether this

event will still be happening.

Niagara Falls, Ontario

If you are thinking of separation or

divorce — or you are already

separated but want to try again —

then Retrouvaille can help. This

program will give you the tools to

help get your marriage back on

track. It will also give you the

opportunity to rediscover one

another and examine your lives

together in a new and positive

way.

PHONE: 416-281-6007

EMAIL: info@torontoretrouvaille.c

om

WEB: www.torontoretrouvaille.co

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PREACHING STEWARDSHIP

CONFERENCE FOR CLERGY

AND LAITY - WEBINAR

June 9, 8AM

St. Augustine's Seminary, in its

continuing series of Preaching

Seminars and Conferences, is

hosting a Webinar on Preaching

Stewardship with Dr. Scott

Hahn, His Eminence Thomas

Cardinal Collins, Dr. Josephine

Lombardi, and Dr Mary Callan on

Monday June, 29. This webinar

replaces the in-person conference

that was scheduled at the same

time.

Full details and registration are

available at

https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/st-

augustines-seminary-online-

preaching-stewardship-

conference-tickets-102782398922

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Parish Sunday Bulletin

                        Pentecost Sunday                           May 31, 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

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Parish Sunday Bulletin

                        Pentecost Sunday                           May 31, 2020 

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SAINTS THIS WEEK

BLESSED  VIRGIN  MARY,  MOTHER  OF  THE
CHURCH
:  Memorial;  Monday,  June  1—On  March  3,
2018,  Pope  Francis  declared  that,  henceforward,  the
Monday  after  Pentecost  Sunday  will  be  celebrated  as  the
Memorial of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Mother of the Church.
…The Holy Father’s wishes for this new feast day is that it
will  foster  Marian  piety  and  the  maternal  sense  of  the
Church

Cardinal  Sarah  wrote,  “…  Mary’s  mission  began  in  the
Upper  Room  as  she  prayed  with  the  Apostles  in
anticipation  of  the  coming  of  the  Holy  Spirit,  as  her  Son
had promised. Pentecost was the birth of the Church – the
Mystical  Body  of Christ. As  mother  of Christ,  the  Head  of
the Church, she also is the Mother of the Church.

Mary  had  been  waiting  in  the  Upper  Room  with  the
Apostles,  her  Son’s  closest  friends.  As  any  good  natural
mother,  she  would  have  loved  them  because  he  loved
them. She would have wanted the best for them and likely
had high hopes for them because of their closeness to him.
She  would  have  loved  them  despite  their  failure  to  stand
by Jesus when things turned terrible and he was arrested,
tortured  and  crucified.  They,  on  their  part,  would  have
loved  and  honoured  her  because  she  was  the  mother  of
their best friend.

Surely  the  Spirit’s  descent  was  magnificent.  But  what
about  what  happened  afterward?  Her  Son’s  friends  –  the
ones  who  had  turned  on  him  –  are  suddenly  and  deeply
converted. They lost their fears, put themselves aside, and
bravely stepped out into the streets to proclaim the Good
News. This  is  what  Mary’s  Son  had  worked  all  his  life  for,
what  he  surrendered  himself  for,  what  he  died  for.
These cowards were now bold, courageous men who were
fulfilling  her Son’s  dream! When  I  picture  this  scene,  I  see
Mary as the proud Mama, glowing with joy, elated over the

transformation  in  the  Apostles,  and  cheering  them  on  as
they went forth.

She was, after all, the Mother of the Church. The Apostles
were  the  original  ministers  of  that  Church  –  her  Son’s
Mystical  Body.  Mary’s  joy  is  our  joy,  too.  I’ve  relived  that
joy  each  year  in  my  meditation.  Now  to  have  the  entire
Catholic  Church  join  in  that  joy  by  celebrating  the
Memorial  of  Mary,  Mother  of  the Church  makes  me  truly
ecstatic. —Marge Fenelon

ST  MARCELLINUS  &  ST  PETER,  MARTYRS:  Optional
Memorial; Tuesday, June 2

ST  CHARLES  LWANGA  &  COMPANIONS,  MARTYRS:
Memorial; Wednesday, June 3
ST BONIFACE, BISHOP, MARTYR: Memorial; Friday, June
5

ST NORBERT, BISHOP: Optional Memorial; Saturday, June
6

OUR  LADY’S  SATURDAY:  Optional  Memorial;  Saturday,
June 6

HELP WITH MENTAL HEALTH

Due  to  the  ongoing COVID-19  restrictions,
we  have  moved  our  counselling  and
psychotherapy  services  online  in  an  effort
to  continue  to  help  our  clients  who  are
struggling  with  their  mental  well-being  in
this difficult time.

If  you  are  suffering  from  mild  to  moderate
mental  health  issues  or  are  experiencing
difficulty  in  your  relationships,  we
encourage you to reach out to us and take a
step  towards  a  happier  and  healthier  life.
We  offer  a  variety  of  services,  so  whether
you are an individual, couple, or family, our
counsellors will explore your concerns with
you and help you work towards your goals.

Our  sessions  are  conducted  through  the
OnCall Health platform, which provides you
and  your  counsellor  with  a  secure  and
private video connection, since your privacy
and  confidentiality  is  of  the  utmost
importance to us.

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

https://www.cfstoronto.com/client/cfs/
c f s _ l p 4 w _ l n d _ w e b s t a t i o n . n s f / p a g e /
Counselling+Program!OpenDocument

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Parish Sunday Bulletin

                        Pentecost Sunday                           May 31, 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  2:1-11—The  Holy  Spirit  descends  upon  the
apostles  gathered  in  Jerusalem;  Responsorial  Psalm:
Psalm  104:1,24,29-31,34—God’s  Spirit  renews  the
earth;  Second  Reading:  1  Corinthians  12:3b-7,12-13—
We  are  all  one  in  Christ  Jesus;  Gospel  Reading:  John
20:19-23—Jesus  appears  to  his  disciples  and  gives
them the gift of the Holy Spirit.

Background on the Gospel Reading
The  Season  of  Easter  concludes  with  today’s
celebration, the Feast of Pentecost. On Pentecost we
celebrate  the  descent  of  the  Holy  Spirit  upon  the
apostles  gathered  in  the  upper  room  in  Jerusalem;
this  event  marks  the  beginning  of  the  Church.  The
story  of  Pentecost  is  found  in  the  Acts  of  the
Apostles, today’s first reading. The account in today’s
Gospel, John 20:19-23, also recounts how Jesus gave
the  gift  of  the  Holy  Spirit  to  his  disciples.  Yet  the
event in John’s Gospel takes place on Easter Sunday.
There  is  no  need  to  try  to  reconcile  these  two
accounts.  It  is  enough  that  we  know  that  after  his
death,  Jesus  fulfilled  his  promise  to  send  to  his
disciples  a  helper,  an  advocate,  who  would  enable
them to be his witnesses throughout the world.

We  already  heard  today’s Gospel  proclaimed  on  the
Second Sunday of Easter this year (Lectionary Cycle
A). That Gospel passage, however, also included the

description  of  Jesus’  appearance  to Thomas.  In  that
context, we were led reflect on belief and unbelief.

In  the  context  of  the  Feast  of  Pentecost,  John
20:19-23  reminds  us  about  the  integral  connection
between  the  gifts  of  peace  and  forgiveness  and  the
action  of  the  Holy  Spirit.  Jesus  greets  his  disciples
with  the  gift  of  peace.  Jesus  then  commissions  his
disciples to continue the work that he has begun, “As
the Father has sent me, so I send you.” He breathes
the Holy Spirit upon the disciples and sends them to
continue  his  work  of  reconciliation  through  the
forgiveness  of  sins.  Jesus’  act  of  breathing  the  Holy
Spirit mirrors God’s act of breathing life into Adam at
the  time  of  Creation.  In  fact,  both  the  Greek  and
Hebrew  words  for  “spirit”  can  also  be  translated  as
“breath.”

This Gospel reminds us that the Church is called to be
a  reconciling  presence  in  the  world. The  reconciling
presence  of  Christ  is  celebrated  in  the  Church’s
sacramental  life.  In  the  Sacrament  of  Baptism,  we
are  cleansed  of  sin  and  become  a  new  creation  in
Christ.  In  the  Sacrament  of  Penance,  the  Church
celebrates the mercy of God through the forgiving of
sins. This reconciling presence is also to be a way of
life  for Christians.  In  situations  of  conflict,  we  are  to
be agents of peace and harmony among people.

“Peace Be With You…If You Forgive The Sins Of Any,

They Are Forgiven Them”

JESUS

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ST JOHN XXIII ADORATION CHAPEL

DIVINE MERCY IMAGE

“Jesus, I Trust In You”

THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT

Last Sunday’s Offering—$2,125.

ShareLife to Date—$2,752.

Please continue your weekly donations if your income is not

affected by the current situation.

DONATIONS

3 options for donating.

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

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

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

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

FR SIMON’S TRANSFER DELAYED

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

NEW PASTOR

Hopefully in August, 2020

Who  the  new  pastor  will  be  has  not  yet  been
decided. Let us pray for him. If we do this together,
he will become a blessing to JXXIII.

VOCATIONS

Pentecost Sunday

“Come Holy Spirit, fill the hearts of your faithful and

kindle in them the fire of your love.”

Send forth workers into your vineyard. If God is calling
you to the priesthood, diaconate and consecrated life,

contact Fr. Chris Lemieux, Vocation Director, Archdiocese

of Toronto at 416-968-0997.

vocations@archtoronto.org www.vocationstoronto.ca

DEALING WITH GRIEF

Dealing with a breakup or the loss of someone

close to you is difficult in the best of times –

trying to do so in the midst of a pandemic

makes everything that much tougher.

Fortunately,  at  Catholic  Family  Services  of
Toronto,  we  have  a  ministry  dedicated  to
assisting  those  who  have  suffered  a  loss
through  separation,  divorce,  or  the  death  of  a
loved one.

Our  New  Beginnings  program  is  offering  bi-
monthly  support  sessions. This  closed  support
group allows us to work together to explore our
grief, experience healing, and renew our faith.

For  more  information  or  to  get  yourself
registered,  please  reach  out  to  Arcangelo
Limanni  at  alimanni@cfstoronto.com  or  call
(416) 921-1163, ext. 2225.

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ADORATION OF OUR LORD IN THE BLESSED

SACRAMENT

Takes place in the Adoration Chapel

Every  Friday:  9AM  to

6PM,  concludes  with

evening  prayer  and

B e n e d i c t i o n  a t

5:40PM.  Come  for  a

few  minutes  or  an

hour  and  keep  watch

with the Lord. Pray for

others,  the  Church,

your family, yourself.

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POPE FRANCIS’

Litany of Supplication

WE ADORE YOU, O
LORD
True God and true
man, truly present in
this Holy Sacrament,

We adore you, O
Lord
.
Our Savior, God-with-
us, faithful and rich in
mercy,

We adore you, O
Lord.

King and Lord of
creation and history,

We adore you, O
Lord
.
Conqueror of sin and
death,

We adore you, O
Lord.

Friend of humankind,
risen and living at the
right hand of the
Father,

We adore you, O
Lord.

WE BELIEVE IN
YOU, O LORD
Only begotten Son of
the Father, Who
descended from
Heaven for our
salvation,

We believe in you, O
Lord
.
Heavenly doctor, who
inclines over our
misery,

We believe in you, O
Lord
.
Sacrificed Lamb, who
offers Himself to save
us from evil,


We believe in you, O
Lord.
Good Shepherd, who
gives his life for the
flock he loves,

We believe in you, O
Lord.

Living bread and
medicine of
immortality, who
gives us Life eternal,

We believe in you, O
Lord.

FREE US, O LORD
From the power of
Satan and the
seductions of the
world,

Free us, O Lord.
From pride and from
the presumption that
we can do without
you,

Free us, O Lord.
From the deceptions
of fear and anguish,

Free us, O Lord.
From unbelief and
despair,

Free us, O Lord.
From hardness of
heart and the
incapacity to love,

Free us, O Lord.

SAVE US, O LORD
From all the evils that
afflict humanity,

Save us, O Lord.
From hunger, famine
and egoism,

Save us, O Lord.
From disease,
epidemics and fear of

our brothers and
sisters,

Save us, O Lord.
From devastating
folly, from merciless
interests and from
violence,

Save us, O Lord.
From deception,
misinformation and
manipulation of
consciences,

Save us, O Lord.

CONSOLE US, O
LORD
Look upon your
Church, which is
crossing the desert,

Console us, O Lord.
Look upon humanity,
terrified by fear and
anguish,

Console us, O Lord.
Look upon the sick
and dying, oppressed
by loneliness,

Console us, O Lord.
Look upon doctors
and health care
workers,
overwhelmed by
fatigue,

Console us, O Lord.
Look upon politicians
and administrators,
who bear the weight
of decisions,

Console us, O Lord.

GIVE US YOUR
SPIRIT, O LORD
In the hour of trial
and confusion,


Give us your Spirit,
O Lord.

In temptation and in
weakness,

Give us your Spirit,
O Lord.

In the battle against
evil and sin,

Give us your Spirit,
O Lord.

In the search for true
good and true joy,

Give us your Spirit,
O Lord.

In the decision to
remain in You and in
Your friendship,

Give us your Spirit,
O Lord.

OPEN US TO HOPE,
O LORD
If sin oppresses us,

Open us to hope, O
Lord.

If hate closes our
hearts,

Open us to hope, O
Lord.

If suffering visits us,

Open us to hope, O
Lord.

If indifference
distresses us,

Open us to hope, O
Lord.

If death annihilates
us,

Open us to hope, O
Lord.

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MIRACULOUS HELP

The  first  known  miracle  worked  by
Our Lady was at the wedding feast of
Cana  when  she  obtained  from  her
Son  the  conversion  of  water  into
wine.  So,  too,  she  can  obtain  a
miraculous  intercession  with  her  Son
for our poor Creation.

Prayer  for  Protection  in  Time  of
Pandemic…
O Mary, you always brighten our path
as a sign of salvation and of hope. We
entrust  ourselves  to  you,  Health  of
the Sick, who, at the Cross, took part
in  Jesus’  pain  while  remaining
steadfast in faith.

O  loving  Mother,  you  know  what  we
need,  and  we  are  confident  you  will
provide  for  us  as  at  Cana  in  Galilee.
Intercede  for  us  with  your Son Jesus,
the  Divine  Physician,  for  those  who
have  fallen  ill,  for  those  who  are
vulnerable,  and  for  those  who  have
died. Intercede also for those charged
with protecting the health and safety
of  others  and  for  those  who  are
tending  to  the  sick  and  seeking  a
cure.

Help  us, O  Mother  of  Divine  Love,  to
conform to the will of the Father and
to  do  as  we  are  told  by  Jesus,  who
took  upon  himself  our  sufferings  and
carried  our  sorrows,  so  as  to  lead  us,
through the Cross, to the glory of the
Resurrection. Amen.

Under  your  protection  we  seek
refuge, O Holy Mother of God. In our
needs,  despise  not  our  petitions,  but
deliver  us  always  from  all  dangers, O
glorious and blessed Virgin. Amen.

CORONA VIRUS PRAYER

Jesus Christ, you traveled through towns and
villages “curing every disease and illness.” At
your  command,  the  sick  were  made  well.
Come  to  our  aid  now,  in  the  midst  of  the
global  spread  of  the  coronavirus,  that  we
may  experience  your  healing  love.  Heal
those  who  are  sick  with  the  virus.  May  they
regain  their  strength  and  health  through
quality  medical  care.  Heal  us  from  our  fear,
which  prevents  nations  from  working
together  and  neighbours  from  helping  one
another.  Heal  us  from  our  pride,  which  can
make  us  claim  invulnerability  to  a  disease
that knows no borders.

Jesus Christ, you traveled through towns and
villages  “curing  every  disease  and  illness.”
Come  to  our  aid  now,  that  we  may
experience  your  healing  love.    Jesus  Christ,
healer  of  all,  stay  by  our  side  in  this  time  of
uncertainty  and  sorrow.  Be  with  those  who
have died from the virus. May they be at rest
with  you  in  your  eternal  peace.  Be  with  the
families  of  those  who  are  sick  or  have  died.
As they worry and grieve, defend them from
illness  and  despair.  May  they  know  your
peace.  Be  with  the  doctors,  nurses,
researchers,  medical  professionals,  and
support  workers  who  seek  to  heal  and  help
those  affected  and  who  put  themselves  at
risk  in  the  process.  May  they  know  your
protection and peace.

Be with the leaders of all nations. Give them
the  foresight  to  act  with  charity  and  true
concern for the well-being of the people they
are meant to serve. Give them the wisdom to
invest  in  long-term  solutions  that  will  help
prepare for or prevent future outbreaks. May
they know your peace, as they work together
to achieve it on earth.

Whether we are home or abroad, surrounded
by many people suffering from this illness or
only  a  few,  Jesus  Christ,  stay  with  us  as  we
endure  and  mourn,  persist  and  prepare.  In
place of our anxiety, give us your peace.
Jesus Christ, heal us. -AMERICA MAGAZINE

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RECONCILIATION WITH THE LORD IN THE

ABSENCE OF THE SACRAMENT OF

CONFESSION

JESUS’ WORDS OF CONSOLATION TO US:

“I am with you always, to the end of the age.” (Mt 28:20)

&

“Let  not  your  hearts  be  troubled.  Believe  in God;  believe
also in me.” (Jn14:10)

&

 “Are  not  two  sparrows  sold  for  a  penny? And  not  one  of
them  will  fall  to  the  ground  apart  from  your  Father.  But
even  the  hairs  of  your  head  are  all  numbered.  Fear  not,
therefore;  you  are  of  more  value  than  many  sparrows.
(Mt10: 29-31)

POPE FRANCIS’ PRAYER TO MARY

O Mary, you shine continuously on our journey as a sign of
salvation and hope. We entrust ourselves to you, Health of
the Sick. At the foot of the Cross you participated in Jesus’
pain, with steadfast faith.

You, Salvation of the Roman People, know what we need.
We are certain that you will provide, so that, as you did at
Cana  of  Galilee,  joy  and  feasting  might  return  after  this
moment of trial.

Help  us,  Mother  of  Divine  Love,  to  conform  ourselves  to
the Father’s will

and to do what Jesus tells us: He who took our sufferings
upon  Himself,  and  bore  our  sorrows  to  bring  us,  through
the Cross, to the joy of the Resurrection. Amen.

We seek refuge under your protection, O Holy Mother of
God. Do not despise our pleas – we who are put to the test
– and deliver us from every danger, O glorious and blessed
Virgin.

POPE FRANCIS

“It is very clear: if you cannot find a priest to whom you

can confess,” explained Pope Francis, “speak with God,

He is your Father, and tell Him the truth: ‘Lord, I have

done this, this and this.... I am sorry”, and ask Him for
forgiveness with all your heart, with the Act of Contri-

tion, and promise Him: ‘Later I will go to confession, but

forgive me now”. You will return immediately to God’s

grace. You yourself can approach God’s forgiveness as the

Catechism teaches us, without having a priest at hand.
Think about it: this is the moment! And this is the right

moment, the appropriate moment. An Act of Contrition,

made well. In this way our souls will become as white as

snow”.

Act of Contrition (traditional)

O  my God,  I  am  heartily  sorry  for  having  offended Thee,
and I detest all my sins because of thy just punishments,
but  most  of  all  because  they  offend Thee,  my God,  who
art  all  good  and  deserving  of  all  my  love.  I  firmly  resolve
with the help of Thy grace to sin no more and to avoid the
near occasion of sin. Amen.

Act of Contrition (alternate form)

My  God,  I  am  sorry  for  my  sins  with  all  my  heart.  In
choosing  to  do  wrong  and  failing  to  do  good,  I  have
sinned against you whom I should love above all things. I
firmly  intend,  with  your  help,  to  do  penance,  to  sin  no
more, and to avoid whatever leads me to sin. Our SavioUr
Jesus Christ suffered and died for us. In his name, my God,
have mercy.

Acts of Contrition inspired by the Gospels

Father of mercy, like the prodigal son I return to you and
say: "I have sinned against you and am no longer worthy
to be called your child.”

Christ  Jesus,  Saviour  of  the  world,  I  pray  with  the
repentant  thief  to  whom  you  promised  Paradise:  "Lord,
remember me in your kingdom.”

Holy  Spirit,  fountain  of  love,  I  call  on  you  with  trust:
"Purify my heart, and help me to walk as a child of light."

Lord Jesus, you opened the eyes of the blind, healed the
sick,  forgave  the  sinful  woman,  and  after  Peter's  denial
confirmed  him  in  your  love.  Listen  to  my  prayer:  forgive
all my sins, renew your love in my heart, help me to live in
perfect  unity  with  my  fellow  Christians  that  I  may
proclaim your saving power to all the world.

An Act of Contrition to Our Lord Jesus

Lord Jesus, you chose to be called the friend of sinners. By
your saving death and resurrection free me from my sins.
May  your  peace  take  root  in  my  heart  and  bring  forth  a
harvest of love, holiness, and truth.

AN ACT OF SPIRITUAL COMMUNION

(In place of receiving Jesus in Holy Communion)

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

An Act of Contrition inspired by Psalm 51

Lord  God,  in  your  goodness  have  mercy  on  me:  do  not
look on my sins, but take away all my guilt. Create in me a
clean heart and renew within me an upright spirit.

The Jesus Prayer

Lord Jesus, Son of God, have mercy on me, a sinner.

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HERE ARE 5 WAYS TO KEEP SUNDAY HOLY

IN COVID 19 TIMES

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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