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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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And Now a Word From Our Pastor

UPDATE- September 13, 2020

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

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



Transitus Service. Saturday, October 3rd.  Please join the Friars and Secular Franciscans as we celebrate the custom of recounting the life and death of St. Francis Assisi on October 3rd. This year because of the Covid pandemic it will be virtual Transitus Service. There will be a link on our Website starting anytime on October 3rd and for the rest of the following week.

 Also because of the pandemic we will not be hosting a blessing of the animals this year. Below is a blessing you may use for your pet. 

Franciscan Animal Blessings 

Blessed are you, Lord God,
maker of all living creatures.
On the fifth and sixth days of creation,
you called forth fish in the sea,
birds in the air, and animals on the land.
You inspired St. Francis to call all animals
his brothers and sisters.
We ask you to bless this pet.
By the power of your love,
enable [him or her] to live according to your plan.
May we always praise you
for all your beauty in creation.
Blessed are you, Lord our God, in all your creatures! Amen.



News From The Society of St. Vincent de Paul 

SSVP continues to assist individuals and families in our community. Unfortunately, we are unable to stand with our Donation Box at the end of Mass due to Covid-19 restrictions.  

Please consider making a donation to help our neighbours in need especially during these challenging times. You can do this by placing an envelope directed to SSVP in the collection box at the back of the Main Hall while at Mass.
If you have not returned to mass yet, please mail your donation in to the parish office. Cheques are made payable to Society of St. Vincent de Paul and tax receipts are available to those who identify themselves. Mail to:
Society of St. Vincent de Paul
c/o St. Bonaventure Church
1300 Leslie St.
Toronto, ON  M3C 2K9


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.

St. Clare Inn Office

1320 Leslie Street,Ste.200

Toronto ON M3C 2K9


Franciscan Ministries

1320 Leslie Street, Ste. 200

Toronto ON M3C 2K9


St. Anthony of Padua

Mission Aid

1320 Leslie Street, Suite 100

Toronto ON M3C 2K9