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The Franciscan Church of St. Bonaventure

1300 Leslie Street, Toronto, ON., M3C 2K9

Telephone: 416-447-5571    Fax: 416-447-4082





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Beginning April 19, 2021 all public Masses have been suspended.

In light of the present situation unfolding before us regarding the coronavirus (COVID-19) worldwide, our primary concern is the spiritual and physical health and welfare of the faithful and of all those who serve at our parishes, recognizing that we also have a duty to care for the community at large and the most vulnerable among us.These moments of uncertainty call each one of us to renew and amplify our Christian commitment to prayer, reflection and helping others. May we continue to pray for all those infected with COVID-19, those caring for the sick and for one another. May God bless you always.


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Praised be Jesus Christ. Now and forever. Amen.

Praised be Jesus Christ. Now and forever. Amen. Mary, Virgin Most Prudent, Pray for Us.
Thank You and God bless. We keep one another in prayer.
With love and a prayer
Fr. Dennis

A Bible Study Opportunity: A Peek at the Apocalypse

Angels with trumpets, an evil beast rising from the sea, cosmic battles and more: The Book of Revelation (aka The Apocalypse). It’s the last book in the New Testament, written at the close of the first century. Sometimes it sounds weird, always it sounds wonderful. It is the Word of God. Join us on-line for “A Peek at the Apocalypse.” We will pray and explore our way through this Scriptural book which has intrigued believers for centuries. There will be 3 installments each week beginning Monday, May 2.

We may pray this Act of Spiritual Communion when we are not able

to be physically present at Mass:

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.

If wholly to you. Never permit me to be separated from you. Amen


Online Silent Auction 

Every year we have a silent auction during our Spring Gala, and this year will be no different. Our silent auction will be completely online and virtual this, allowing guests and supporters to bid on a number of wonderful items for a good cause. 

 The silent auction will be launched on Monday April 19, 2021 at 10:00am and will run until Sunday April 25, 2021 at 11:00pm. Winners of the silent auction will be contacted following the event and will be notified when and where they can pick up their winning items. 

Please follow this link to view the silent auction site:

Online Silent Auction

Ministry with Maturing Adults

Nurturing Our Spirituality in the Second Half of Life




Our program is complete.

To assist us with program planning, please complete our survey by May 3rd, 2021

Thank you in advance!







The Society of St. Vincent de Paul 

“What does love look like?

It has hands to help others. It has feet to hasten to the poor and needy. It has eyes to see misery and want. It has ears to hear the sighs and sorrows of people.” ~St. Augustine

Our Society endeavours to help the less fortunate in our area with grocery gift cards and a listening ear when they call for help: 416-447-5571 Ext. 570. But our ability to respond also depends upon your continuing generosity and concern. Please take a moment to review the ways in which you can donate.  May God bless you for your kindness.

Please continue to give as you can, when you can, and if you are aware of someone in our area in need of our help, please refer them to us at:
416-447-5571 Ext. 570. Thank you!

Please consider making a donation securely online through CanadaHelps live link

Or by cheque made payable to Society of St. Vincent de Paul and mail to: Society of St. Vincent de Paul
c/o St. Bonaventure Church
1300 Leslie St.Toronto, ON  M3C 2K9

Casseroles for the the Good Shepherd Ministries
Dear Casserole Makers, given the current restrictions, we are unable to accept casseroles at the Ministry Centre. Please consider making a monetary donation online. Although its not the same as preparing the food yourself, your donation will allow these vital programs to continue. For more information on how you can help, click below.



The Friars will celebrate Mass privately every day for the intentions of the parishioners.

The church  and the office will be closed during the health emergency.


        Office Hours
: Closed
Wednesday:  Closed  Thursday: Closed

Friday: Closed
Saturday: Closed

Sunday:  Closed

Fr. Dennis J. Mason, OFM Conv.

Associate pastor:

Fr. Peter Knaapen, OFM Conv.

Parish Manager:

Connie Durante

Lay Pastoral Associate:

Gregory Beath

Minister with Maturing Adults:

Maureen McDonnell

Pastoral Assistant:

Nimfa Chua

Rev. Mr. Sal Badali

In case of a life and death situation, call the Friars

at 416-441-0932.

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1320 Leslie Street,Ste.200

Toronto ON M3C 2K9


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Toronto ON M3C 2K9


St. Anthony of Padua

Mission Aid

1320 Leslie Street, Suite 100

Toronto ON M3C 2K9