Third Sunday of Easter April 15, 2018 Year B

Masses for the Week

Sat. April 14

  • 9:00 am † Cristino Balin
  • 5:00 pm † James Patrick Smith

Sun. April 15

  • 9:00 am † Maxima Viegas
  • 11:00 am The People of our Parish
  • 7:00 pm † Giuseppina Malandrino

Mon. April 16

  • 9:00 am † Casmiro Dias

Tues. April 17

  • 9:00 am † Joan McNeil

Wed. April 18

  • 9:00 am Intention of The Cenacle Group

Thurs. April 19

  • 9:00 am † Souls in Purgatory

Fri. April 20

  • 9:00 pm
    • Intention of Michael Antoine
    • † Cecilia Ramos
    • † Cecilia Ramos
    • † Rocchina Auciello

Sat. April 21

  • 9:00 pm † Rose Marolt
  • 5:00 pm † Rosalia Florio

New to the Parish? Welcome!

You can register only by filling in this online Registration Form.

If you would prefer to fill in a paper Registration Form, these can be found at the Church’s entrances. You can drop off your completed form in an offertory basket.

Don’t forget we have a website that provides information about our parish.

Reflection

Easter demands acceptance of a paradox-that a deeper dimension of life lies on the other side of death. Luke’s gospel tells of the fright and doubt of the disciples when Jesus appeared in their midst. They were afraid to believe the Good News, slow to accept the peace won by Christ’s wounds, taken aback by joy. Jesus persuades them that he is alive by eating before their eyes, a reminder of the meals shared in the past and of the Eucharist which would unite them in future. As scripture illuminated Jesus’ saving work for them, the liturgy of the word prepares us to plan, foretold in scripture and carried out by Jesus, invites repentance, Peter says in Acts. John’s letter calls us to the personal relationship of love and obedience with God which makes us perfect. Even now Christ, our sacrifice, pleads for us before the Father. Will we recognize Christ’s presence in our Eucharist and allow ourselves to be surprised by joy?

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INCOME TAX RECEIPTS FOR 2017 CONTRIBUTIONS

Income tax receipts for all 2017 contributions to the regular Sunday Collections, ShareLife, Special Collections and the Building for Growth Fund are available in the Narthex for pick up. If you contributed to the Family of Faith Campaign in 2017 you will receive an Income Tax Receipt for this directly from the Archdiocese of Toronto.

Please pick up your Tax Receipt from the Narthex.

The envelopes are in alphabetical order.

Kindly ensure you take your own receipt.

Thank you for your generosity.

POPE FRANCIS’ TWITTER

Tweeted on April 9th

“Today God is still searching for hearts like Mary’s, hearts that are ready to trust in Him completely.”

WELL DONE GOOD & FAITHFUL SERVANT

Cardinal Newman High School, 100 Brimley Road

On May 5th at 9:00 a.m.

Led by Dr. Christian McConnell, Director of the Institute for Ongoing Formation and Assistant Professor at St. Peter’s

Seminary in the Diocese of London. The cost for the day is $20.00 and will include lunch.

For more information, please contact Rebecca at rspellacy@archtoronto.org

or 416-934-3400, extension 525

ST. VINCENT DE PAUL SOCIETY Bundle Up Weekend!

THIS WEEKEND!

On April 14th & 15th a SSVP container will be in the church’s west parking lot to collect your gently used clothing, footwear and linens.

Drop off times are from 8:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.

Volunteers will be there to assist.

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ADVANCE CARE PLANNING

St. Bonaventure’s Parish, 1300 Leslie Street, Toronto

On May 9th at 7:30 p.m.

Featuring Dr. Leah Steinberg, leader of the In-Hospital Care Program, Mount Sinai Hospital. She’s been at the Temmy Latner Centre for Palliative Care since 2006.

She will focus on Advance Care Planning, a process of reflection and communication on your values and wishes to let others know what kind of health and personal care you would want in the future if you become incapable of consenting to or refusing treatment or other care.

Admission is free and donations are welcome.

Contact: Maureen McDonnell, 416-447-5571 ext. 550

GOOD SHEPHERD PROVIDE A MEAL PROGRAM 2018

A lidded casserole container and recipe are provided and can be found in the Office’s Vestibule.

Prepare the same meal once a month.

Drop off the Frozen casserole on the dates provided below

between 9:30 and 10:00 a.m. after the Saturday morning mass in the west parking lot.

Below you will find the drop off dates

Any questions, please call Annie Alkins at 416-283-7420

Drop off dates: May 5; Jun. 2; Jul. 7; Aug. no pick up; Sept. 8; Oct. 13; Nov. 3; Dec. 1

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SACRAMENTAL MINISTRY - FIRST HOLY COMMUNION & CONFIRMATION

See the Reconciliation & First Holy Communion sacrament page for more details

See the Confirmation sacrament page for more details

CATHOLIC WOMEN’S LEAGUE

Invitation to all CWL members and Parishioners to come and celebrate Our Lady of Good Counsel Mass & Ceremony for new members

Taking place on Saturday, April 28, 2018 at 11:00 a.m.

Luncheon to follow in the Hall. Tickets are $20.00

Guest Speaker: “Downsizing Diva”

For tickets call Lucia Vacca: 416-283-3536 or Ingrid Hart: 416-282-8775

KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS

This weekend, St. Joseph’s Knights of Columbus are holding a membership drive. If you’re interested in joining a group of Catholic men who serve their parish & community, who live their faith through service & charity, and come together as friends & brothers, meet the Knights in the Church Hall after mass.

SHARELIFE

Living the Gospel by helping those with addictions

Scarred by an abusive childhood, Andrew became addicted to hard drugs as an early teen. His next 20 years were spent in and out of jail and the hospital. He finally came to St. Michael’s Homes, a ShareLife funded agency that offers a residential program for those struggling with substance abuse. Now sober and equipped with coping skills, Andrew is happy and building a new life. By supporting ShareLife, you’re helping people like Andrew get their lives back on track.

April 22nd is the next ShareLife Sunday

Please give generously

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COUPLES FOR CHRIST FOUNDATION FOR FAMILY AND LIFE (CFCFFL)

We invite you to our Christian Life Seminar that aims to enhancing your personal relationship with God.

When: Every Friday-April 27 to June 1, 2018

Time: 7:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m.

Where: Room 2 in the basement of the hall

Light refreshment will be served at 7:00 p.m.

Contact for information: Bruce & Sheila Labrador 416-732-1820

Glenn & Emily Ramirez 647-818-5514

Everyone (including children) are welcome to attend!

LIVE CHRIST SHARE CHRIST

Monthly meeting for April has been re-scheduled to Saturday, April 14, 2018 after the 9:00 a.m. mass

No meeting taking place this weekend. Thank you.

DIVINE MERCY SUNDAY - APRIL 8TH

To specially celebrate the Feast of Divine Mercy there will be an hour of Exposition and Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament beginning at 2:45 p.m. this Sunday, April 8th concluding with Benediction and Public Veneration of the Divine Mercy Image. In addition, Father will bless any Divine Mercy images you may bring.

Following, refreshments will be made available in the Hall .

All are welcome! “Finger Food” donations are gratefully accepted.

See bulletin boards/information pamphlets at Church exits.

Contact person: Bonnie Washer 416-284-5772

ROSALIE HALL

We are looking for Board Members.

Rosalie Hall is a Catholic faith-based organization. Its mission is to assist young parents in need and their children to realize their potential through the provision of a wide range of community, residential, educational and child development services.

If you are interested please contact Riley Pearson at 647-323-5025 or Catherine Clarke at 416-705-8953

THEOLOGY ON TAP EAST: LONELINESS

Taking place at Boston Pizza, 400 Progress Avenue on Monday, April 16 - 7:00 – 9:00 p.m.

Faith Connections, the Office of Catholic Youth and the local parishes invite young adults (19 to 39) to join us for an evening of thought-provoking conversation on theological topics.

Special guest: Sherreen McFarlane, Program manager, Catholic Family Services of Toronto.

Munchies provided, cash bar available - come and bring a friend!