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                                   Twenty-Second Sunday In Ordinary Time

 

             

 

Our Humility grows from the authenticity of our love and our concern for others. Jesus says everyone who “exalts himself will be humbled, and whoever humbles himself will be exalted.” Our proximity to the ‘head table’ in our lives is linked to our invitation to the poor into our lives. Pope Francis reminds us we must not place ourselves above others but step down to serve them, especially the poor and vulnerable. As he wrote on Twitter, “To live charitably means not looking out for our own interests, but carrying the burdens of the weakest and poorest among us.”

           

                                                    Jack Panozzo, Toronto, ON.

   

 

                    

Caring for Our Future Campaign – Project Update

We have completed several of the remaining projects. We repaired the precast concrete beams in the roof of the Parish Centre by cladding them with aluminum. They look great and are now maintenance free. We have replaced all of the incandescent lighting in the Church, Parish Centre & Ministry Centre with LED lighting. This will cut back on future maintenance and is much brighter, energy efficient and great for the environment. As a bonus, we expect to see a decrease in our energy bills!

 

We are working on replacing the boiler in the church. At the same time, we have been looking at options for providing air conditioning for the church.  We have decided not to move forward with the air conditioning project at this time due to the significant cost involved. Once the boiler is replaced and all the projects complete, we will review the air conditioning options if we have sufficient funds.  

 

The renovation in the Parish Centre kitchen has started last July 4th. We will not be able to use the kitchen for up to two months while the contractors are working. The kitchen should be completed by September 1. As a result, Sunday Coffee has been cancelled for the summer. Planning for repairing the outdoor cross continues.  We will keep you posted on the progress.

 

                             7th Annual Linda’s Walk for St. Clare Inn

 

               

 

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ANOTHER SUCCESS! Thank you to all who came out to walk last 13th August, Saturday in support of St. Clare Inn. You braved the extreme heat and the threat of rain to help us raise both funds and awareness of homeless women with mental health issues. Thank you as well to those who could not make it to the Walk but who supported us in other ways with their pledges and prayers. We managed to raise $42,444.26 this year, which was a real feat. Thank you! We hope you will join us again next year.

 

Sacramental Preparation

First Reconciliation and First Communion

Roman Catholic children are prepared to celebrate their First Reconciliation (Confession) and First Communion around the age of 7. If you are a parent of a 7-year-old child (in grade 2) or older who is baptized Roman Catholic, it will be important for you to attend one of the following information meetings to learn about the preparation process, registration and celebration of these sacraments at St. Bonaventure Parish.

Meetings will be held in the Parish Centre-Main Hall

  • Sunday, September 25, 2 – 3:30 pm
  • Tuesday, September 27, 7:30 – 9 pm

These parent information meetings are for parishioners of St. Bonaventure Parish. If you are not registered with the parish, but worship here regularly or want to make our community your spiritual home, then you are welcome! We ask you to register your family as members of our parish by using the forms found at the back of the church or go to our website.

  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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