Dedication of the Lateran Basilica
Parish Sunday Bulletin
November 9, 2014
Pastor: (Rev) Simon deGale; Secretary: Mrs. Rose Scarano
Chaplain @ Sunnybrook & Toronto East Hospitals--in Residence: Fr Mary Louis Montfort Marianayagam
Monthly Assistance: Fr John Yake (St Augustine Seminary)
Office: 416-429-4000; Fax: 647-439-2777; Hours: Monday-Friday 9AM-3PM
Email: [email protected] Website:
Two Sessions
Parish Meeting Room # 1 with Fr Simon / Cost $22
Sunday Mass
Sat Vigil Mass: 5:15PM / Sun Mass: 9AM,
12:15PM & 5:30PM. (Weekdays: Mon, Wed, Fri:
7PM; Tues, Thurs, Sat: 9AM)
Baptisms are celebrated on the second Sat at 11AM
and third Sun at 1:30PM. Preparation session is
Reconciliation (confession)
Before all Sun Masses/Sat Vigil Mass and the Wed
Mass or by appointment. Confessional in Chapel.
Anointing of the Sick
At any time by appointment. In case of emergency,
please ask hospital for Catholic priest or call Fr.
Simon at 416-737-0760.
See Fr Simon before setting a date.
If you know someone who wishes to become
Catholic speak to priest.
Finance Committee
Mr Pors Canlas, Ms Lerma Ayala, Ms Olivia Dizon,
Mr Carlton Paul
Catholic Cemeteries
Mount Hope, Holy Cross, Queen of Heaven,
Assumption, Christ the King, Resurrection, Mount
Peace. Head Office: 416-733-8544
Wednesday, Nov 19 @ 7:30 PM
Session 1:
Why are we able to believe God?
Why do we seek God?
What does God show about himself when he sends his Son to us?
How can we tell what belongs to the true faith?
How can sacred scripture be “truth” if not everything in it is right?
Faith -- what is it?
What does my faith have to do with the Church?
Why do we believe in only one God?
What does it mean to say that God is love?
Wednesday, Dec 10 @ 7:30 PM
Session 2
Can someone accept the theory of evolution and still believe in the
If God is all-knowing and all-powerful, why does he not prevent evil?
What is heaven? What is hell?
From where does man get his soul?
What is sin?
What does it mean to say that Jesus is “the only-begotten Son of
Isn’t it improper to call Mary the “Mother” of God?
To Whom does Jesus promise “the kingdom of God”?
Did God will the death of his only Son?
Why are we too supposed to accept suffering in our lives and thus
“take up our cross” and thereby follow Jesus?
What changed in the world as a result of the resurrection?
What will it be like when Christ judges us and the whole world?
Evangelii Gaudium
“...people prefer to listen to witnesses: they ‘thirst for
authenticity’ and ‘call for evangelisers to speak of a God
whom they themselves know and are familiar with, as if they
were seeing him.”
Par 150 from Evangelii Gaudium, Pope Francis, Nov. 24, 2013
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PART 1: WHAT WE BELIEVE--The Christian Profession of Faith
The Faithful: Hierarchy, Laity, Consecrated Life
188. What is the vocation of the lay faithful?
The la
192. What is the consecrated life?
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Saturday, November 22 / Sign-Up Sheet Coming
Mass Intentions
Mon, Nov 3, 7PM: +Derrick Brady N Brady
Tues, Nov 4, 9AM: +Souls in Purgatory
Wed, Nov 5, 7PM: Thanksgiving for Lea Pasiderio
Thur, Nov 6, 9AM: +Souls in Purgatory
Volunteer Appreciation
Saturday, November 29 @ 6:45PM
Eglinton Town Centre
24 Lebovic Av (Warden & Eglinton) 416-288-9699
Invited Guests
Eucharistic Ministers, Lectors, Sacristans, Ushers, Choirs, Counters,
St Vd’Paul, Children’s Liturgy, Finance Committee, Legion of Mary,
Mission Group, Parish Council
The above restaurant meal is our parish’s opportunity to tell
our volunteers thank you.
Parishioners who are grateful to our volunteers, if they wish,
can make a donation towards covering the expenses of this
meal. Simply put an extra amount in the Sunday collection.
Fri, Nov 7, 7PM: +Ernesto Vallejo Galvez Family
Sat, Nov 8, 9AM:+Jose Garcia & +Rosario Lara
Saturday, November 8
5:15PM: Thanksgv for Frank Duff / +Maria Lazaga
Sunday, November 9
9AM: +James Flood J Flood
12:15PM: +Jan McNeilly Family
5:30PM: The Parishioners
November 9, 2014
Pray that All Goes Well
Sunday, November 23, 2014
The erection of the Fence around the property is NOT
scheduled to begin this coming week!! :) Delay: we have had
to change contractor.
At this collection only our young people can contribute-adults are not to put money in the collection--a loonie or
twonie is all that is needed. In this endeavour, we hope to
teach our young people to care for the needs of others.
Total to Date: $358.00
Goal: $1980 payable in May for 2015/16 year.
New Schedule: Fence to be put up in first or second week of
NEXT : Sunday, November 23 @ 5:30PM
At this Mass our young people help with the various
ministries of lector, usher, choir, etc. Feel free to approach us
if you wish to help.
Journey Around the World and Deep Into The Faith
With Fr Robert Barron
Family Games Night
Saturday, February 14, 2015, @ 6:30PM-8:30PM
Hosts: Youth
Food & Drink: Parents & Parish
Games: Board / Computer / Playstation / Karaoke
Episode 6 (1 hour)
Saturday, February 28, 2015 @ 6:30PM
“A Body both Suffering and Glorious”
The Mystical Union of Christ and the Church
Saturday, June 6, 2015, Pilgrimage to Martyrs Shrine
May the Lord bless us and our neighbours who will be
affected by the fence.
Takes place in the Chapel
Every Friday: 9AM to
evening prayer and
Come for a few minutes or
with the Lord. Pray for
family, yourself.
6PM; concludes with
Benediction at 5:40PM.
an hour and keep watch
others, the Church, your
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Saturday, November 29, from 2-4pm
St JXXIII Parish Hall
Couples for Christ Foundation for Family and Life, with
the cooperation of the Mission Support Group, will
conduct a two-hour seminar to enrich the spiritual life of
the members of this group as well as the parishioners by
listening to the word of God from invited speakers.
The main purpose of this is to strengthen the faith of
Catholics: those away from the Church, and for the active
ones to build a stronger and more intimate relationships
with the Lord.
With a Worldwide Marriage Encounter Weekend!
Married couples: You deserve a weekend to cherish
being together; to rediscover each other and focus on
ways to make your relationship even better. A
Worldwide Marriage Encounter Weekend offers this
opportunity. Consider giving each other or another
couple that you know the gift of a weekend away from
daily pressures; time to be with each other and with
God on a Marriage Encounter Weekend.
Upcoming Weekend Date: November 7-9, 2014.
For info or registration please contact: Cora & Mike
Bryce (905-896-2958)
GI Insurance
Jones was assigned to the induction centre where he was
to advise new recruits about their government benefits,
especially their GI insurance.
After a couple of months his captain noticed that Jones had
almost a 100 percent record for insurance sales - something
that had never been achieved before.
Rather than ask him the secret of his success, the captain
decided to stand at the back of the room and listen to Jone's
sales pitch.
First, Jones explained the basics of the GI insurance to the
new recruits, and then said:
"If you have GI insurance and go into battle and are killed,
the government has to pay $200,000 to your beneficiaries. If
you don't have GI insurance, and you go into battle and get
killed, the government has to pay only a maximum of $6,000.
"Now," he concluded,"which bunch do you think they are
going to send into battle first?"
October 24 - 8 p.m.
St. Michael's College School Centre for the Arts
1515 Bathurst Street
Tony Melendez will be playing a concert in Toronto.
If you haven't heard of or seen Tony in performance,
this is a must see! Tickets are $30-35 and available
for purchase at
The concert is in support of Mexican Migrant
workers who come to the Holland Marsh area.
Volunteers Needed
Birthright, a pro-life crisis pregnancy service, needs
your help. Volunteers, men and women, are needed to
assist those facing an unplanned pregnancy, to provide
support and comfort as well as practical solutions.
Training is provided. Please help us to “love them
both...mother and child.
Info: 416-469-1111 or [email protected]
Saturday, November 8, 2014
St Augustine’s Seminary, 2661 Kingston Rd, Scarb, Ontario
Registration Deadline: Mon, Oct 20, 2014
Are you considering service to God as a priest, deacon,
brother or sister? If God is calling you, contact Fr. Chris
Lemieux, Vocation Director, Archdiocese of Toronto
November 8 – 2 to 4:30 p.m.
St. Brigid’s Church
300 Wolverleigh Blvd.
Eucharistic Adoration, prayer, praise and worship.
Talk from Fr. Charles Anang from St. Augustine's
Seminary entitled “Treatise on the Love of God” [St.
Frances de Sales]. See for
more information
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Optional Memorial: St Martin de Porres, religious—Monday,
November 3: "Father unknown" is the cold legal phrase
sometimes used on baptismal records. "Half-breed" or "war
souvenir" is the cruel name inflicted by those of "pure" blood.
Like many others, Martin might have grown to be a bitter
man, but he did not. It was said that even as a child he gave
his heart and his goods to the poor and despised.
He was the son of a freed woman of Panama, probably black
but also possibly of Native American stock, and a Spanish
grandee of Lima, Peru. His parents never married each other.
Martin inherited the features and dark complexion of his
mother. That irked his father, who finally acknowledged his
son after eight years. After the birth of a sister, the father
abandoned the family. Martin was reared in poverty, locked
into a low level of Lima’s society.
When he was 12, his mother apprenticed him to a barbersurgeon. He learned how to cut hair and also how to draw
blood (a standard medical treatment then), care for wounds
and prepare and administer medicines.
After a few years in this medical apostolate, Martin applied to
the Dominicans to be a "lay helper," not feeling himself
worthy to be a religious brother. After nine years, the example
of his prayer and penance, charity and humility led the
community to request him to make full religious profession.
Many of his nights were spent in prayer and penitential
practices; his days were filled with nursing the sick and caring
for the poor. It was particularly impressive that he treated all
people regardless of their colour, race or status. He was
instrumental in founding an orphanage, took care of slaves
brought from Africa and managed the daily alms of the priory
with practicality as well as generosity. He became the
procurator for both priory and city, whether it was a matter of
"blankets, shirts, candles, candy, miracles or prayers!" When
his priory was in debt, he said, "I am only a poor mulatto. Sell
me. I am the property of the order. Sell me.”
Side by side with his daily work in the kitchen, laundry and
infirmary, Martin’s life reflected God’s extraordinary gifts:
ecstasies that lifted him into the air, light filling the room
where he prayed, bilocation, miraculous knowledge,
instantaneous cures and a remarkable rapport with animals.
His charity extended to beasts of the field and even to the
vermin of the kitchen. He would excuse the raids of mice and
rats on the grounds that they were underfed; he kept stray
cats and dogs at his sister’s house.
He became a formidable fundraiser, obtaining thousands of
dollars for dowries for poor girls so that they could marry or
enter a convent.
Many of his fellow religious took him as their spiritual
director, but he continued to call himself a "poor slave." He
was a good friend of another Dominican saint of Peru, Rose
of Lima (August 23).
Racism is a sin almost nobody confesses. Like pollution, it is a
"sin of the world" that is everybody's responsibility but
apparently nobody's fault. One could hardly imagine a more
fitting patron of Christian forgiveness (on the part of those
discriminated against) and Christian justice (on the part of
reformed racists) than Martin de Porres.
At Martin's canonization in 1962, Saint John XXIII
remarked: "He
excused the faults of
others. He forgave
the bitterest injuries,
convinced that he
deserved much
severer punishments
on account of his own
sins. He tried with all
his might to redeem
the guilty; lovingly he
comforted the sick; he
provided food,
clothing and medicine
for the poor; he
helped, as best he
could, farm laborers and Negroes, as well as mulattoes, who
were looked upon at that time as akin to slaves: thus he
deserved to be called by the name the people gave him:
'Martin of Charity.'"
Patron Saint of:
Race relations
Social justice
Question: What is the significance of receiving a name in Baptism?
Answer: Through the name that we receive in Baptism God
tells us: “I have called you by name, you are mine” (Is 43:1).
Question: Why should Christians choose the names of saints at
Answer: There are no better examples than the saints and no
better helpers. If my namesake is a saint, I have a friend with
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“Unless A Grain Of Wheat Falls Into The Earth
And Dies, It Remains Just A Grain Of Wheat; But
If It Dies, It Bears Much Fruit.”
The Paradox Of The Grain Of Wheat
Unless a grain of wheat falls to the ground and dies. We
hate failures. We dislike falling or talking about death.
We want success stories. We wish to celebrate life
While that is true and admirable, sometimes tragedies
bring out the best in us. We learn more from
misfortunes and sufferings than from our successes and
celebrations. Success brings out great feelings. Failure
and death bear forth greater lessons and better life and
fruits in the end. Natural calamities that inflict death
and suffering to people often invite the best human
response and care from those who have the capacity to
It is said God whispers in our triumphs but shouts in
our trials. The cross brought out the beast possible in
man but brought out the best in God.
In your personal list of birthdays and
anniversaries include dates of transitions and
major, difficult changes in your life story.
Death leads to life.
When we "die" to ourselves, we "rise" to new life in
Jesus Christ. What does it mean to "die" to oneself? It
certainly means that what is contrary to God's will must
be "crucified" or "put to death". God gives us grace to
say "yes" to his will and to reject whatever is contrary to
his loving plan for our lives. Jesus also promises that we
will bear much "fruit" for him, if we choose to deny
ourselves for his sake. Jesus used forceful language to
describe the kind of self-denial he had in mind for his
disciples. What did he mean when he said that one must
hate himself? The expression to hate something often
meant to prefer less. Jesus says that nothing should get
in the way of our preferring him and the will of our
Father in heaven. Our hope is in Paul's reminder that
"What is sown in the earth is subject to decay, what
rises is incorruptible" (1Cor.15:42). Do you hope in the
Lord and follow joyfully the path he has chosen for
"Lord, let me be wheat sown in the earth, to be harvested for
you. I want to follow wherever you lead me. Give me fresh hope
and joy in serving you all the days of my life."
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Because God Is Real: P.J.Kreeft
Why Is Sex So Confusing?
7. Does that mean that all birth-control is wrong?
No. Spacing and planning births is not unnatural
and wrong. Natural family planning (NFP) does
this by respecting the essential nature of sex and of
the male and female human bodies and a woman’s
natural fertility cycle.
8. You say sex is for babies. But it is also for pleasure.
Sexual pleasure is as natural to sex as babies are. To
suppress its natural pleasure is as unnatural as
suppressing its natural fertility.
This true! Sex also obviously gives great pleasure.
And that is no more an accident than babies are.
That is part of God’s design. When He invented
sex, He put great joy into it from the beginning,
because He thought so highly of it. He could have
invented other ways for us to come into the world
instead of sex, or He could put less joy into this
way that He invented for us, but He didn’t. (That is
why the Church respects it so much: because God
He put such great joy into it because He put two
other great things into it: intimate, total self-giving
love, and the
procreation of
new persons,
who will live
There is only one
f o r e v e r. T h e
Church a far
reason why being
higher value on unfaithful and giving s e x t h a n t h e
body sexually to
world does. The your
b e t t e r
many people is so
something is the
more respectful
wrong: because
we are to it, the
less we treat it
and giving your whole
like trash. We body to one person is take great care
so right.
with things of
great value, like
art masterpieces
(but not casual
sketches), or
pets (but not
animals out in the wild, or persons (but not mere
8. Why do the rules of sexual morality have to be so
They are not complex at all. They are
embarrassingly simple, uncomfortably simple. The
moral law is not complex and difficult to think
about; it is difficult to live. Ignorance is not the
biggest enemy of morality; selfishness is. Most
moral problems are solved not by cleverness but by
The essential Christian (and Jewish and Muslim)
moral law about sex, from the beginning, has
always been very simple: “You shall not commit
adultery.” You shall not adulterate sex.” Everyone
knows what that means. It means don’t cheat on
your spouse. Don’t have sex with others. You can’t
give your whole self to more than one other whole
The place for sex is marriage. The perfection of sex
happens only in marriage, in a voluntary,
committed, lifelong, faithful, heterosexual
relationship of mutual, total, self-giving love. That
is what marriage is: that is its essence, its nature,
what God designed it to be. The connection
between sexual love and marriage is part of the
essential nature of both sex and marriage. Marriage
is as natural to sex as air is to birds or the sea is to
fish. So we must look at marriage in our next
Actual Pledges Received to Date:
$266,490.00— 144% of Goal.
Total Pledges
$356,610.00— 193% of Goal.
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Journey Around the World and Deep Into The Faith
With Fr Robert Barron
Episode 4 (an hour)
Saturday, October 4 @ 6:30PM
“Our Tainted Nature’s Solitary Boast”
Mary, the Mother of God
Episode 5 (an hour)
Saturday, November 1 @ 6:30PM
“The Indispensable Men”
Peter, Paul, and the Missionary Adventure
You have reached the goal of $1980
Episode 6 (1 hour)
Saturday, February 28, 2015 @ 6:30PM
“A Body both Suffering and Glorious”
The Mystical Union of Christ and the Church
Sunday, September 28, 2014
We support with nutrition, education and medicine:
Bayesama Takku (14yrs): Ghana
Djouvensky Jean (8): Haiti
Prasanth Iyappa Kaski (16): Kerala, India
Sujitha Srinivas (7): Kerala, India
Michelle Calderon Pajares (13): Philippines
Total: $2032. Goal: $1980 payable in May for 2014/15.
Episode 7 (1 hour)
Saturday, March 21, 2015 @ 6:30PM
“Word Made Flesh, True Bread of Heaven”
They Mystery of the Liturgy and of the Eucharist
Family Games Night
Hosts: Youth
Food & Drink: Parents & Parish
Date: Saturday, October 18 @ 6:30PM-9PM
Games: Board / Computer / Playstation / Karaoke
Family Games Night
Saturday, February 14, 2015, @ 6:30PM
Catholic Replies
J.J. Drummey
Family Games Night
Saturday, May 2, 2015, @ 6:30PM
Weekly @ 6:45PM
Mondays: St Jude Thaddeus
Wednesdays: Our Lady of Perpetual Help
Fridays: Santo Nino
Weekly on Fridays
Exposition of Blessed Sacrament from 9AM-6PM
Evening Prayer and Benediction 5:40PM
First Friday: Sacred Heart @ 6:16PM
First Saturday: Blessed Virgin Mary @ 9:25AM
Second Tuesday: St Anthony @ 8:45AM
Last Friday: Black Nazarene @ 7:30PM
Next Chalice Collection
Sunday, September 28, 2014
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At this collection only our young people can contribute-adults are not to put money in the collection--a loonie or
twonie is all that is needed. In this endeavour, we hope to
teach our young people to care for the needs of others.
St. John XXIII Parish Goal: $185,000
Your Pledges to Date
193% of Goal.
Congratulations St JohnXXIII
We support with nutrition, education and medicine:
Bayesama Takku (15yrs): Ghana
Djouvensky Jean (9): Haiti
Prasanth Iyappa Kaski (17): Kerala, India
Sujitha Srinivas (8): Kerala, India
Michelle Calderon Pajares (14): Philippines
$1980 payable in May for 2015/16 year.
Percentage of Pledges
to Return to Our Parish
25% of the parish goal ($185,000) returns
to parish. This amounts to $46,250. Half
of this goes to pay off our parish debt to
the Archdiocese which means we retain
Do you suffer from PMS, Infertility, Repeat Miscarriage?
Learn more by attending one of our introductory sessions through
the St Marguerite Bourgeoys Family Centre:
416-465-2868 &
75% of money above the parish goal
($171,610.00) returns to the parish. This
amounts to $128,707.50.
Total Return to Parish
Schedule of Payments to Parish from
Family of Faith Campaign
Your pledged money to the Family of
Faith Campaign is for a 5 year period.
The money owed the parish will be paid
in 10 installments.
Every six months the parish will receive a
payment of $15,183.25 over the 5 year
period. So for 5 years, every year, the
parish will receive $30,366.50
All figures are approximate and subject to
revision upward or downward.
Use of Monies
The parish has a long list of renovations
(list of priorities to come) which are
needed to keep the building in good
order; we will use the money for these
purposes. Also, a small percentage will
annually go toward paying off our debt to
the Archdiocese (this debt is from a
yearly tax of the Archdiocese on parishes,
which tax is assessed at 15% of the annual
parish collection--StJXXIII has not been
able to afford this payment, hence the
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