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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                                                                 

                                                         Website: www.st-bonaventure.ca

 

                                 YOU ARE ALWAYS WELCOME AT ST. BONAVENTURE

 

                                           GROWING IN SPIRIT, COMMUNITY AND SERVICE

                                  Inspired by St. Francis we seek to live and proclaim the gospel in

                                 our daily lives, responding to the spiritual hungers of the community

                                                   and becoming an oasis of peace, prayer and service.                                                                                                           

                                                                November 18, 2018

                               The Thirty-Third Sunday in Ordinary Time

                      

In this week’s Gospel, Jesus reminds his disciples to learn the lesson of the fig tree, that summer will follow new leaves. He asks us to also be attentive to the end of things. At the close of the church year, we practise being attentive to the ends of things: suffering, darkness and things falling apart.

     Jesus promised that when we see darkness and destruction, suffering and pain, “He is near, at the very gates.” Ironically, in the most difficult times of our lives, many of us are more likely to feel alone and distanced from God. It is easy to see summer coming after the spring, and harder to recognize the winter as the birthplace of spring. Jesus is inviting his disciples, and us, to remember that he draws near now, in the messiness of our world.

     The central mystery of our faith is that death is followed by rising. God brings new life from ashes, sends a baby to save the world, dies to death when he walks out of the tomb. No matter how messy life has become, God invites us to be the people who pay attention, who wait for and expect new life.

     May our hearts turn with gratitude toward God in the midst of struggle, hoping to see what gifts he will bring out of the difficulty.

                                                                                            Leah Perrault

                                                                                                Saskatoon, SK. 

          And Now, A Word from Our Pastor

Last weekend I had the privilege of standing with you for Remembrance Day and singing the Anthem, O Canada. Your reverence and strength in song moved me. The powerful melody of the anthem matched the poetic beauty of its words. The invocation of God was a reminder that we are a people of faith. Thank you for sharing your love of Canada with me and thank you for welcoming this Connecticut Yankee to your nation.

           God, keep our land glorious and free.  Congratulations to Teagin Felthman and Wesley Conron who were given new birth by water and the Holy Spirit and welcomed into God’s Holy People through Baptism.     

We commend † O’Neil Patrick Gazeley (father of Marie Ferguson) into the hands of our God and pray for the gift of peace to his family as they mourn his passing.  

                                      St. Bonaventure’s Ministry with Maturing Adults

                                         A Spirituality for the Second Half of Life

                                            Embracing Wholeness and Challenge

   Tuesday, November 27, 9:30 am, Francis Room

Compassionate Care for All – Guest Speaker is Sr. Rosemary MacDonald, CSM, D.Min. As a Clinical Health Care Ethicist Sr. Rosemary will present the foundations of Catholic ethics, which guide us in discerning compassion action and in making loving decisions. Many of us wonder what is available to guide us as we face health and life issues especially during the second half of life. All are welcome to attend! Please bring some jars of peanut butter and packages of crackers as a donation for our brothers and sisters who find themselves homeless.

Stewardship: A Way of Living

November 11th Offertory Collections

Thank you for your generous donations.

Regular Collection:………………………….  $ 8,025.60                              

Maintenance Fund Offering …………….  $     255.00

Pre-Authorized Giving:…………………….. $ 2,926.00 

Donate Now:……………………………………. $    328.00

 

In preparation for the 2019 Offertory envelopes, please provide us with any changes to your mailing address. For those on Pre-Authorized Giving, please let us know if you wish to receive a full set of envelopes or special collections only.  Please  call  416-447-5571  or  email

admin@st-bonaventure.ca

Administration

Those who have not pick up their Sunday Offertory Envelopes they are moved to the Ministry Centre. Please contact the Ministry Centre with any address changes at 416-447-5571.

 

 

            Family of Faith Campaign Update

Totals are as of August 31, 2017

Campaign Goal                     $   960,000

Total Pledged                      $1,293,430

Total Collected                    $  629,783

Parish Share of Collected       $  151,921

Funds Available                    $   45,419

Please remember to contribute toward your pledge, which you made to Family of Faith campaign. Your continued payments of your commitment to our campaign will enable us to continue funding ministry that will help in many practical ways to welcome and to serve those who come to our church to encounter Christ. Faith Formation, Ministry for Maturing Adults and Youth Ministry are the three areas of focus for our campaign funds. Your generosity is much appreciated!

  

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


Weekday Liturgy

Monday to Friday, 9 am
Public Holidays: 9 am
Reconciliation: Saturday,

4 pm

Sunday Liturgy
Saturday Vigil: 5 pm
Sunday: 8:30 am, 10 am,

12 noon

Ministry Centre

416.447.5571

Office Hours
Monday to Thursday
9:00 am – 4:30 pm

closed 12:30 pm to 1:30 pm
Friday

9:00 am - 3:00 pm

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


Pastor:
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

Deacon:
Rev. Mr. Sal Badali

In case of a life and death situation, after office hours, click for contact information

 

St. Clare Inn Office

1320 Leslie Street,Ste.200

Toronto ON M3C 2K9

416.690.0330

www.stclareinn.org

Franciscan Ministries

1320 Leslie Street, Ste. 200

Toronto ON M3C 2K9

416.690.5611

St. Anthony of Padua

Mission Aid

1320 Leslie Street, Suite 100

Toronto ON M3C 2K9

416.690.9904

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