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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 AM
  10 AM
  12 PM

We are pleased to announce that effective

September 25, 2022,

the 8:00 AM mass will move back to the original time

slot of 8:30 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:

+ Ann Hartford, + Geoffrey Rochard, + Catherine Hogg, + Evangeline Beltran,

+Leslie Rolko, + David Roche Sullivan, + Maria Evidente, + Arthur Beamon,

+ Frank Horgan Jr., + Marilyn Murphy, + Phia Hibbeln, + Myrna Haverty, + Douglas Peters, + Gordon Owens, + Paul O'Connor, + Terrance Wolff, + Frances MacDonald,

+ Elisabeth (Lili) Draws + Frank Polansky + Ralph Stukator, + Nimfa Chua,

+ Antoine Bonello, + Karl Kremer, + Rosemarie Perkins, + Marie Turnbull,

+Wendy Azzarello, + Paul Lynch, and + Marysia Slubicka

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

Or by Appointment by calling




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A Message From our New Pastor, Fr. Thomas Reist

Good People of St. Bonaventure,

Peace and every blessing!

The hot and humid weather is lingering, but there are signs that autumn is on the horizon.

COVID is lingering, but we are learning that we can live with it if we use good judgment practise safety measures.

As more parishioners are attending anew Sunday and weekday masses, the overall beauty of the liturgy calls for greater attention. We will continue to live-stream the 5:00 pm Saturday Vigil Mass and major feasts that fall on weekdays. Otherwise, the lights and camera will be removed from the sanctuary. For those looking for a daily weekday mass, we recommend:

Daily TV Mass,

St. Michael's Cathedral,

These recorded masses include beautiful music and much food for thought.

We are very concerned for those of you who remain at home due to illness, high risk of contracting the virus, or age. Perhaps you would want someone to give you a telephone call from time to time? Or bring you communion at you home on occasion? Please give us a call.

We are also concerned about those who could already be back in church but may need a word of encouragement or a nudge to return to Sunday mass in person. Please come back – for your sake and ours. We miss you!

Starting this week, the doors of the church will remain open daily after mass until 2:00 pm. We welcome you to come and pray in the presence of the Blessed Sacrament. If you do so, please exercise the usual precautions against the spread of the virus. Whether at home or in church, say a prayer for the end of the pandemic and the wellbeing of all our parishioners.

Fr. Thomas


Stewardship Sunday

Cardinal Collins’ Stewardship Sunday Homily (2022)

Cardinal Thomas Collins has announced the institution of Stewardship Sunday as an annual occurrence across the entire Archdiocese on the 25th Sunday of Ordinary Time.

As such, Stewardship Sunday in 2022 will be on September 18.

Cardinal Collins' Homily Stewardship Sunday 2022


Linda's Walk 2022!


This year we are offering two walk options.

The first is an in-person 5km walk around Don Mills starting at the church.  

for the day of the walk is between 9:00-10:00am.


The second option is a virtual walk, where participants can walk at home or in their neighbourhoods at their own pace.


Registration packages are available in the church or online at: 


Life Chain Canada – Sunday, October 2, 2022


Proverbs 31:8 gives us courage in our convictions to "speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves, for the rights of all who are destitute." Take part in Christ's great commission!

Join us at Leslie Street and Lawrence Avenue on Sunday, October 2, 2022, from 2:00 to 3:00 PM

to participate in Life Chain, an annual pro-life event demanding an end to the killing of the preborn in Canada.

Be a voice for the voiceless! Hope to see you there!


National Day for Truth and Reconciliation – September 30, 2022

This year’s National Day for Truth and Reconciliation will take place on Friday, September 30, 2022. Cardinal Collins will preside at the 7:30 a.m. Mass from St. Michael’s Cathedral Basilica with participation from Indigenous members of the community.

All are welcome in person or via livestream at:

The Archdiocese of Toronto will also hold a special collection the weekend of October 1/2, 2022 to support the Indigenous Healing & Reconciliation Fund. The fund will support both local and national programs proposed by Indigenous communities to nurture the ongoing reconcilation journey. You can donate through your local parish or online anytime at:


Ministry With Maturing Adults

Tuesday Mornings

Gatherings on ZOOM at 10:00 – 11:30 am

October 11 


Encountering Christ in the Sick and Dying

Presenter: Viola Athaide                           

November 8         


Environmental Proaction

Presenter: Céline Massaroni

December 13   



Presenter: Richard Strange                 




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:


Bundle Up For St. Vincent de Paul – October 1 & 2, 2022


Bring your gently used clothing, shoes, and linens to share with others. A St. Vincent de Paul bin will be in the church parking lot so please share what you can with those less fortunate. We will donate these donations to support our outreach efforts. We can not accept appliances, baby or regular furniture, books, mattresses, dishes, cd’s or video tapes.  

Thank you for your continued support!


If you have not yet made your donation, you can still support our parish’s ShareLife campaign

by giving online at:


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