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                                                          April 23, 2017

                 

                                                            Second Sunday of Easter

                                                              Divine Mercy Sunday

                     

The disciples were again in the house, and Thomas was with them. Although the doors were shut, Jesus came and stood among them and said, “Peace be with you.” Then He said to Thomas, “Put your finger here and see my hands. Reach out your hand and put it in my side. Do not doubt but believe.” Thomas answerd Him, “My Lord and my God!”

Jesus said to him, “Have you believed because you have seen me? Blessed are those who have not seen and yet have come to believe.”

                                                                     ~John 20. 26-29

 

   Jesus says these simple words: “peace be with you.” Instantly their fear and dread are gone and in their place − joy.

   Peace, inner peace, is the first gift the resurrected Jesus offers his disciples.  Nourished by the peace of the Lord, this group of ordinary people will soon change the world.

   And we,  also ordinary women and men,  also full of anxieties and disappointments,  confused about the present and uncertain about the future,  are offered the same gift. Jesus is saying to us, too, “Peace be with you.”  We need only to open our hearts to receive it.     ~ Patrick Gallagher, Toronto, ON

 

Divine Mercy Sunday

St John Paul II designated the Sunday after Easter as the Feast of Divine Mercy Sunday, all are welcome to join in Divine Mercy prayers with Friar Boniface.

April 23rd at 3:00 pm in the church.

 

                                              Divine Mercy Sunday

                                    The Chaplet of the Divine Mercy

                                               (recitation on ordinary rosary beads)

                        Our Father…. Hail Mary…. The Apostles’ Creed

On the Our Father Beads, you will say the following:

Eternal Father, I offer you the body and Blood, Soul and Divinity of Your dearly beloved Son, Our Lord Jesus Christ, in atonement for our sins and those of the whole world.

 

On the Hail Mary Beads, you will say the following:

For the sake of His Sorrowful Passion, have mercy on us and on the whole world.

 

In conclusion Three Times recite:

Holy God, Holy Mighty One, Holy Immortal One, have mercy on us and on the whole world.

 

(From the Diary of St. Faustina-1 pg.197) Imprimatur: †Joseph F. Maguire Nov. 17, 1979, Bishop of Springfield, Mass.

 

 

Feast Day of Our Lady of Good Counsel

Come and pray with the CWL on Wednesday, April 26th  at 9:00 am Mass to celebrate the Our Lady of Good Counsel feast day, patroness of the Catholic Womens’ League.

 

Funeral Preparations

The norm for a Catholic who has died is to have a funeral mass celebrated in the church. The community prays that their soul will be received into the heavenly banquet of heaven.

 

We have Funeral Preparation Guides in the Parish Office for anyone who may wish to ensure a Catholic funeral mass. After completing the guide, present a copy to the Parish Office to keep on file and give a duplicate copy to whoever may be handling your affairs.

 

2017 Baseball Season - Important Dates

Registration Starts

March 4

Registration Deadline March 31

Evaluation Day

April 18 &19
First Game Week April 24
Playoff Week

June 19

Finals Day June 24

Youth Ministry Blog

Please check out our Youth Ministry blog for upcoming events and activities:

http://stbonaventureyouth.blogspot.ca/

Contact Peter Dosman, Youth Animator for more information,

pdosman@st-bonaventure.ca

 

2017 ShareLife Parish Campaign

Second Sunday of Easter – April 23, 2017

 

Living the Gospel by helping the vulnerable in our society…

Tim and Donna met 25 years ago and have made the Friday and Saturday social nights at Our Place a regular part of their lives. Their intellectual capacity is somewhat limited but they do maintain their own independent apartments. While Tim is currently caring for his aging mother following her recent surgery, Donna is able to support Tim by cooking meals and offering caring attention. As Tim overcomes some social shyness in his own life, he also takes care of some of Donna’s daily needs with household chores, and working on the computer. The support role ShareLife plays enables Our Place to be a caring partner to the vulnerable people. ShareLife funded agencies like Our Place helps many intellectually disabled men and woman through compassionate and caring support.

       

                            Next ShareLife Sunday is May 7, 2017

                                        Please give generously.

 

News from the St. Vincent de Paul Society

Let us follow in the footsteps of Christ, especially by dedicating ourselves to our brothers and sisters in need. ~Pope Francis

 

A collection bin will be in the Church parking lot to accept your donations the weekend of April 29-30. We accept all clothing, footwear and bedding; drapery and towels; new or nearly new toys. Please no books, construction materials, dishes, furniture or video/audio cassettes.

Your generous donations to our clothing drive and poor boxes, allow us to assist those in need. Thank you!

 

                   

                                                 

Spiritual Growth in the Second Half of Life

                   Final Gathering

Tuesday, May 9th, 9:30-12:00 pm, Francis Room

Introducing “Visio Divina” a form of meditation with art and nature. Celebrate our journey together with lunch. Come and enjoy!

Ministry with Maturing Adults

Wednesdays, April 26; May 3, 10, 17, 24 and 31

1:00 to 2:30 pm at Bonaventure Room

The Power of Forgiveness! A new series facilitated by Ginny Doty who is an experienced counsellor with a Diploma in Addiction Counselling. She is skilled at leading groups and individual therapy sessions. These sessions include presentations and small group interactions. For more information call Ginny at 416-447-5571 Ext. 560.

Volunteer Appreciation Week (April 23- 29, 2017)

Please join us on April 23rd, Sunday after the 10:00 am Mass for coffee and cake as we celebrate the many volunteers serving our parish. Thank you, Volunteers!

 

Sunday Coffee

Our Sunday Coffee provides us an excellent opportunity to build community through fellowship. We are fortunate to have attendance from the very young to our maturing adults. The combination of hot coffee, maturing adults, and active children under foot is a safety concern. For the safety of everyone in attendance, we’d like to remind parents to keep a watchful eye on their children. Please ensure that the children are not running in the corridors or into any of the other meeting rooms. Let’s look out for one another! Thank you for your cooperation.

 

2017 Offertory Envelopes

Envelopes are now located at the back of the Church - South side shelves. Please notify the Ministry Centre of any changes to your address and telephone number.

*For new registered parishioners, you can pick your envelopes from the labeled 'new parishioners' basket at the North side entrance of the church.

 

  Family of Faith Campaign

 

We have raised $1,245,170 or 130% of our goal of $960,000.  Congratulations!

 

We have reached the end of an extremely successful campaign! Our parish families’ outpouring of generosity and sacrifice is astounding and inspiring. On behalf of the parish, and all the volunteers who assisted with the Family of Faith campaign, thank you for your prayers and support of this historic effort! Thank you for your generous pledges and your thoughtful prayers!  We could not have done it without you. Tax Receipts for the Family of Faith Campaign Will be issued by the Archdiocese of Toronto on February 16, 2016. 

 

Donate Now Please consider making a donation to the parish. We appreciate your support!       


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Saturday: 9 am
Public Holidays: 9 am
Reconciliation: Saturday, 4 pm

Sunday Liturgy
Saturday Vigil: 5 pm
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12 noon

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closed 12:30 pm to 1:30 pm
Friday

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Saturday 2:00 pm – 6:30 pm
Sunday 9:30 am – 1:30 pm

Pastor
David Stachurski, OFM Conv.
Associate Pastor
Peter Knaapen, OFM Conv.

Lay Pastoral Associate

Gregory Beath

Parish Manager
Connie Durante

Minister with Maturing Adults

Maureen McDonnell

Pastoral Assistant

Nimfa Chua

Youth Animator

Peter Dosman

Deacon
Rev. Sal Badali

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Toronto ON M3C 2K9

416.690.0330

www.stclareinn.org

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Toronto ON M3C 2K9

416.690.5611

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Toronto ON M3C 2K9

416.690.9904

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