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the Franciscan Friars and a Secular Franciscan fraternity of lay women and men

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                                          St. Bonaventure’s Pastoral Council          

                                        

Worship:  Our Sunday worship is the primary experience we all have of parish. Here we celebrate what is most important in our life, that is faith. We eagerly come together and celebrate it. In this vision, members come together not out of a sense of obligation, but an eagerness to celebrate one’s faith. Dream of a parish where the members are actively engaged in the liturgy, not only with enthusiastic responses, but with minds and hearts open to the challenge of the Gospel. Where we are willing to open ourselves up to yet another way of looking at life, where we accept that ongoing call to conversion. Where the homilies address the real issues of everyday life and point out a direction for more authentic living.

          Imagine our parish where the pews would be filled at all of the masses. Young and old would be attentive and active in their participation. Lectors would take serious in their ministry preparation to make the scriptures come alive in their proclamation. Cantors and choirs would have an upbeat spirit in their music that would be nothing but contagious for the rest of the congregation. Members would eagerly come forward for various liturgical ministries and step aside after a period of time to allow others the opportunity to serve the community. The Eucharistic liturgy would easily flow into the Liturgy of the Word, or how we live out our Catholic faith in the workplace and neighbourhood. In a word, our liturgical worship would make the connection with the Liturgy of the Word, what we do throughout the week. ~ Friar David Stachurski

                

                                                     

Celebrate the Feast of St. Francis of Assisi

Blessings of Animals.  Sunday, October 2nd, 2:00 pm Courtyard of the Church. One of the most popular celebrations surrounding the feast of St. Francis is the annual blessing of animals. Come and bring your pets for a special blessing.

 

Transitus Service. October 3rd, 7:00 pm, Church. Everyone is invited to join the Friars and Secular Franciscans as we celebrate the old custom of recounting the life and death of St. Francis of Assisi. Through songs, scriptures and accounts from the life of St. Francis, we remember this man who has touched the lives of believers and non-believers throughout the centuries.

 

Feast of St. Francis. Tuesday October 4th. Come and celebrate with us after the 9:00 am Mass at the Main Hall for coffee/tea and cake

 

 

 CWL Annual Flea Market and High School Students Community Service

Saturday, October 22, 9:30 am – 1:00 pm

The CWL is providing the opportunity for High School Students to earn Community Service Hours by offering their assistance at the CWL Flea Market and/or the two preceding days October 20/21. Please contact Tracy MacInnis at 647-973-7645 or e-mail tmacinnis@rogers.com for more information and have relevant Community Service Forms.

 

Spiritual Growth in the Second Half of Life

Tuesdays, 10 am, October 4 & 11, November 8 & 15 and December 6 & 13 at Francis Room. This series will be hosted by Maureen McDonnell, D.Min., Maturing Adults Minister. Brochures are at the back of the church. To register call

416-447-5571 Ext. 550 or e-mail her at

maureen@st-bonaventure.ca

 

 

                                

On October 15 & 16 we will be conducting a Ministry Fair after all of the weekend masses. This will take place in the Parish hall. EVERYONE is invited to take a few moments to come and look at the printed materials and ask questions to the members of various ministries here at St. Bonaventure’s.

By virtue of our baptism, we are called to build up the Church. Ministry is not just for the ordained, but for all of God’s people. Each and every one of us has been gifted with a unique talent.

For a parish to grow, thrive, and be effective it needs many volunteers to step up to the challenge of ministry. We need more people to assist with those ministries, as well as a multitude of other ministries. Please take the time to participate in the ‘Ministry Fair’ to see where the Lord is calling you to serve.

 

Sacramental Preparation 2016-2017

The following information meetings are for parishioners of St. Bonaventure’s Church. If you are not registered with the parish, but worship here regularly or wish to make our community your spiritual home, then you are welcome! Please register your family as parishioners using the forms that you will find at the back of the church or on our website.

Preparation for Confirmation

In September 2015, the age to prepare for and celebrate Confirmation was lowered to age 12 in the Archdiocese of Toronto. If your child is baptised Roman Catholic and 12 years old (grade 7) or older, then it will be important for you and your son or daughter to attend one of the following parent-confirmation candidate information sessions held in the Parish Centre, Main Hall.

Wednesday, October 12th from 7:30 to 9 pm, or

Sunday, October 16th from 2 to 3;30 pm

  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!       


Weekday Liturgy

Monday to Friday, 9 am
Saturday: 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
David Stachurski, OFM Conv.
Associate Pastor
Peter Knaapen, OFM Conv.

Lay Pastoral Associate

Gregory Beath

Parish Manager
Connie Durante

Pastoral Assistant

Nimfa Chua

Deacon
Rev. Sal Badali

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

St. Clare Inn Office

1320 Leslie Street, Suite 200

Toronto ON M3C 2K9

416.690.0330

www.stclareinn.org

Franciscan Ministries

1320 Leslie Street, Suite 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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