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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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Mass Times
Monday 9 AM
Tuesday 9 AM
Wednesday 9 AM
Thursday 9 AM
Friday 9 AM
Saturday 5 PM
Sunday 8:30 AM
  10 AM
  12 PM


Saturday,  9 AM to 10 AM

Please Pray!

In our charity we remember those who are ill and all who have requested a remembrance in our prayers. We commend to the Lord the members of our parish who died recently:

+ Gerald Desjardins, + David Hui, + Teresa Brown,

+Patricia Docherty, + Nina Jagaric and + Flore Noriel,

 + Donna McGuinness, + Claudine Fox, + Anita Baker, and + Cecily Foss, +Madeline Fotyi, + Anthony Narayan, +Dennis Szechy, + Martha Fogh,

+ Kevin O'Sullivan, + Oliver Figueiredo, + Marcelina Manankil,

+ Mildred Cope, + Ranee Nadarajah, + Douglas Woollings,

+ George de Gannes, + June Burns, + Neil Pinto,

+ Geraldine Holen,+ Dorothy Ying, + Vincent Chaisson,

+ Neil Buchanan, + Clement Leung,

+ Andy Tomcik, and + Ross Abbott

May heaven be theirs and may peace be to those who mourn their passing.

Office Hours
Monday 10 - 4
Wednesday 10 - 4
Friday 10 - 4
Saturday  3 - 7
Sunday 10 - 2

Tuesday & Thursday by Appointment

by calling



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Congratulations to Our Confirmandi!

Congratulations to the young people in our parish who receive the Sacrament of Confirmation this weekend. May the Spirit active in your lives be a sign of the new Kingdom of God’s mercy in the world.


A special note of thanks to their parents and sponsors, who encouraged them to participate in our parish’s Confirmation preparation program “Called to Mercy: Confirming Young People for a Mission to Witness.” Also, much gratitude to the parish catechists who helped support the youth during our gathered session.


This Week's Mass Schedule and intentions

Monday, May 29 at 9 AM

Mackie Ortega

Tuesday, May 30 at 9 AM

Anthony Bombasi

Wednesday, May 31 at 9 AM

Juana Geronimo

Thursday, June 1 at 9 AM

Peter Glowczewski

Friday, June 2 at 9 AM

John Lo Presti

Josef Sitar

Bonnie Beverley

Jacqueline Doran


Saturday, June 3 at 5 PM

Grazia Maida

Sunday, June 4 at 8:30 AM

Anna Nugara

Sunday, June 4 at 10 AM

Neil Pinto

Sunday, June 4 at 12 PM

Johan Petan

Sanctuary Lamps

Marjorie & Len Beverley,

Carolyn McKeown and Marjorie Gillham,

The deceased members of the Go Family

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Living the Gospel: 2023 Parish Campaign

ShareLife Sunday Collections

June 4

 Show your love by giving to ShareLife

Thus far our parish has raised $47,713 toward our goal of $94,000.

Pentecost Sunday

ShareLife-funded agencies turn no one away!


Did you know that no one is turned away from ShareLife-funded agencies due to inability to pay? This is all thanks to your generosity to our annual appeal. It is through your support that ShareLife agencies are able to help the most vulnerable in our community and around the world.


Please give at the parish using a ShareLife envelope,

nline through our parish website, or at




No wonder Spring is slow in coming – no BASEBALL at St. Bonaventure  this year. 

This particular activity involves so many participants;

we simply were not adequately prepared to roll out the first post pandemic season. 

But, it’s not too early to start thinking about 2024. 

Something for everyone to do:

Coordinators, umpires, coaches, players, assistant coaches, and everything else that goes with it. But first, we need organizers. 

         If you are interested to help plan and organize the 2024 season,



OCD Walk 2023

Join us as we walk together to raise funds for OCD education,

research and programs/services at

Sunnybrook’s Frederick W. Thompson Anxiety Disorders Centre.

Let’s raise awareness about mental illness and reduce the stigma!

All are welcome!

We need high school volunteers; earn community service hours by taking action in your community.

Contact Maureen Cassidy for more information:

We will celebrate with a FREE community BBQ after the walk!

No charge to register individually or as a team.

Help us reach our fundraising goal of $50,000.

Coming soon - our online auction goes LIVE on June 1, 2023.

Date: Saturday, June 10, 2023 @ 9:00 a.m.

Where: The Coach House, 130 Armistice Drive, Toronto M4N 1J8

(on the Sunnybrook Bayview campus)

Register for the event:


Liturgy of the Word with Children

Sundays at the 10 AM Mass

Through the dedication of volunteers, we are fortunate to be able to invite children ages 4 to 9 to celebrate the Liturgy of the Word with their age and ability in mind. By providing a parallel celebration of the Liturgy of the Word, we help our youngest parishioners encounter the Lord, interiorize the message of the Sunday Gospel, and pray together. Please see the special pamphlet which describes Liturgy of the Word with Children in more detail.

Volunteers are needed to celebrate Liturgy of the Word with Children! Do you seek the Lord within the Scriptures? Are you at ease in the presence of children? Are you comfortable in front of a group? Do you have a couple of hours once or twice a month to prepare for the Liturgy of the Word? Or are you a young person that would like to read the scriptures, sing, or play an instrument? Are you able to gently assist with keeping a prayerful atmosphere? Then, you probably have the gifts necessary to serve in a variety of ways within this ministry. Kindly send an e-mail with your name and contact info to:

We will contact you to answer any questions you may have and provide training.  Volunteer screening with a police background check is mandatory for this ministry.




IIf you are interested in making a casserole in support of the Good Shepherd Centre,

contact or call the office at

416-447-5571. Pans and recipes will be available at the back of the church.

Please deliver your casseroles to the Ministry Centre prior to the pick-up dates:

May 29 and June 26

Thank you for helping!


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The Society of St. Vincent de Paul

“In my work with the St. Vincent de Paul Society, I see people’s resilience and gratitude, despite their myriad problems.  If I were in their situation, I am not sure I could be as courteous and resourceful.’

~  Michael Finoro (Guelph, ON)


Your generous donations to our three poor boxes and online through CanadaHelps, allow Vincentians to give regular support in the form of grocery gift cards to persons and families struggling to pay rent and put nutritious food on the table.  If you need help, know someone who does, or would like to learn more about and possibly join our Society, please call our confidential helpline at 416-447-5571, ext. 570 and leave your name and telephone number.  Thank you.


Online donations can be made securely through the following link:


Donating Securities to the Parish Through the Archdiocese of Toronto


A donation of securities is one of the easiest and smartest ways to donate in Canada. When you donate to the Archdiocese of Toronto, you put stock in knowing that you are creating the greatest impact on the church and those we serve. Consider making a gift of securities to your parish or any one of our Archdiocesan charities.


With a gift of securities, you can receive an immediate donation receipt for the fair market value of the security. In addition, there is no capital gains tax applied to any benefit received from the sale of these securities. Listed securities include, stocks, bonds and mutual funds.


To donate listed securities, you can obtain our form, the Letter of Direction by visiting this link:


Prayer for the Ukraine

prepared by the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops

God of peace and justice,

We pray for the people of Ukraine today.

We pray for peace and the laying down of weapons.

We pray for all those who fear for tomorrow,

that your Spirit of comfort would draw near to them.

We pray for those with power over war or peace,

for wisdom, discernment and compassion to guide their decisions.

Above all, we pray for all your precious children, at-risk and in fear,

that you would hold and protect them.

We pray in the name of Jesus, the Prince of Peace.



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1300 Leslie Street

Toronto, Ontario


M3C 2K9

416 447 5571