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                                                       June 18, 2017

           

                        Solemnity of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ  

 

                         

 

“Whoever eats my flesh and drinks my blood has eternal life, and I will raise them up on the last day; for My flesh is true food and My blood is true drink. Whoever eats my flesh and drinks My blood abides in Me, and I in them.

~ John 6.54-56

                  

     Jesus longs to convey to us just how profoundly we must remain in his love if we are going to understand his ministry and find strength to live out joyfully our own calling to be God’s presence of loving compassion in our broken world. In the Eucharist we are invited to grasp the depth of the love of God for us and for our world, and to unite our own joy and pain with those of Christ.

     The Eucharist is a call to community. Together we draw strength and offer thanks, trusting in the wisdom of Pope Francis who has reminded us that the Eucharist is not “a prize for the  perfect but…nourishment for the weak.” (Evangeli Gaudium, 47)               ~Beth Porter, Richmond Hill, ON

 

  On the Solemnity of the Body and Blood of Christ

        

Holy Spirit, inspire within me a deep appreciation of how we are all integrated into the Body of Jesus Christ and depend on each other. Enflame with me a growing desire to serve the Lord in his members by responding generously to your prompting. Sanctify me and transform me more and more into Christ’s likeness as I partake of his Body and Blood, to the glory of the Father.

 

On Fatherhood:

“ I believe that what we become depends on what our fathers teach us at odd moments, when they aren’t trying to teach us. We are formed by little scraps of wisdom.”

~Umberto Eco

 

“ The words that a father speaks to his children in the privacy of home are not heard by the world, but, as in whispering-galleries, they are clearly heard at the end and by posterity.” ~Jean Paul Richter

 

May God continue to bless our fathers with wisdom, patience and peace.

                                         Happy Father's Day!

 

Dear Parishioners,

Some of you may have noticed new tones and notes rising in our church. With the approval of the parish finance council we purchased a gently used Kawai grand piano. It sounds magnificent and will add to our tradition of great music. The older piano need substantial repairs and we thought it would be more prudent to put the money towards a newer piano.

Also, the water feature in the meditation garden will be repaired in the next few weeks. Once again we will be able to hear the bubble of water running in our garden.

Hope you have noticed the annual flowers added to our flower beds. Thanks to all those who helped plant them last weekend.

                                                                                                               ~ Friar Peter

 

8th Annual Linda’s Walk for St. Clare Inn

                            

SAVE THE DATE to Walk the Walk!  Summer is coming close and so is the date for our annual Linda’s Walk.   Saturday, August 19, 2017, at 9:00 a.m.  Bring a friend and show your support.   Register today at www.stclareinn.org

St. Bonaventure’s Ministry with Maturing Adults

              Summer Book and Movie Club

On Tuesday, June 27th at 9:30 – 11:30 am

“The Shackthe book by Wm. Paul Young and the film, 2017.

Topic:Fiction and Faith – Join a discussion on “The Shack”- books and films may console us, or perplex us and may raise questions about our faith. Come and explore this fascinating topic with others. You do not need to have read the book nor have seen the film beforehand.

We are delighted with our first two sessions and are growing as a community. All are welcome, as each session is new. Feel free to bring a friend or two! A great opportunity to meet others over a cup of coffee and a slice of cake! Mark your calendar for the next meetings of the Summer Book & Movie Club, July 11th & 25th  and August 8th & 25th. Contact Maureen McDonnell at 416-447-5571 ext. 550 or maureen@st-bonaventure.ca

 

St. Bonaventure Baseball League Finals Day

Saturday, June 24, 2017

Come and join the fun at Finals Day for the baseball league. It is open to all parishioners. There will be 5 baseball games, inflatables and a dunk tank to enjoy. We will have a BBQ, cold drinks and other treats available for purchase. No tickets required – just come on by!

We will need adult and youth volunteers to help staff the activities. Please let us know if you can help, contact us at bonaventurebaseball@gmail.com

 

         

Youth Ministry Blog

Please check out our Youth Ministry blog for upcoming events and activities:

http://stbonaventureyouth.blogspot.ca/

Contact Peter Dosman, Youth Animator for more information,

pdosman@st-bonaventure.ca

2017 ShareLife Parish Campaign

Corpus Christi – June 18, 2017

ShareLife Goal: $110,000

Received to date: $ 94,514.75

 

Living the Gospel by helping women in crisis…

Early in life, Tanya was unfortunately sexually abused by her extended family in her native country, who regarded her as a worthless, dangerous person who should be chained up. She became suicidal and was admitted into the hospital. Tanya then fled to Canada as a refugee searching for safety and happiness. She first came to Street Haven three years ago through their Learning Centre, enrolling in the literacy and numeracy classes. The staff connected her to their Emergency Shelter, where she stayed and had access to legal aid and other vital supports to assist her through the refugee process. “I now have hope since I came to ShareLife supported Street Haven and know that I have the tools to move forward with my life.” Shares Tanya.

Street Haven helped Tanya move forward with her life and she now lives in a safe home where she can start again.

Please make a sacrificial gift to ShareLife through your parish,

or at www.sharelife.org

 

 

Sunday Coffee

Our Sunday Coffee provides us an excellent opportunity to build community through fellowship. We are fortunate to have attendance from the very young to our maturing adults. The combination of hot coffee, maturing adults, and active children under foot is a safety concern. For the safety of everyone in attendance, we’d like to remind parents to keep a watchful eye on their children. Please ensure that the children are not running in the corridors or into any of the other meeting rooms. Let’s look out for one another! Thank you for your cooperation.

 

2017 Offertory Envelopes

Please notify the Ministry Centre of any changes to your address and telephone number.

*If you received a new number for your 2017 offertory envelopes, please put your name and address on the envelopes (regular Sunday and Second collection envelopes)

*For new registered parishioners, you can pick your envelopes from the labeled 'new parishioners' basket at the North side entrance of the church.

*For those parishioners, who are still using their past years offertory envelopes, please pick up your  2017 offertory envelopes at the Ministry Centre.

  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

Minister with Maturing Adults

Maureen McDonnell

Pastoral Assistant

Nimfa Chua

Youth Animator

Peter Dosman

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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