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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 8:30 AM
  10 AM
  12 PM


Saturday,  9 AM to 10 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.

+ Gerald Desjardins, + David Hui, + Teresa Brown,

+Patricia Docherty, + Nina Jagaric and + Flore Noriel,

 + Donna McGuinness, + Claudine Fox, + Anita Baker, and + Cecily Foss, +Madeline Fotyi, + Anthony Narayan, +Dennis Szechy, + Martha Fogh,

+ Kevin O'Sullivan, + Oliver Figueiredo, + Marcelina Manankil,

+ Mildred Cope, + Ranee Nadarajah, + Douglas Woollings,

+ George de Gannes, + June Burns, + Neil Pinto,

+ Geraldine Holen,+ Dorothy Ying, + Vincent Chaisson,

+ Neil Buchanan, + Clement Leung, + Andy Tomcik,

+ Ross Abbott, + Lois Theriault, + Marion Shaw, + Ignatius McHugh,

+ Giovanni Boscarino, + Emily Cusimano, + Wallace Lamerton,

+ Marie Berndorff, + Sam Savona, + Victor Pappalardo, + John Tasker,

and + Jim Meyer

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
Saturday  3 - 7
Sunday 10 - 2

Tuesday & Thursday by Appointment

by calling



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Ministry with Maturing Adults


Nurturing Our Spirituality in the Second Half of Life

With a Focus on Care of the Body, Mind and Spirit


Coffee and Conversation: 9:45 – 10:00 am

Meeting: 10:00 – 11:30 am


November 28, 2023: Topic: Tapping into Joy

Rediscovering Joy in our everyday life after all the pandemic lockdowns.

Come join us as we explore together in a small group setting how we can reconnect with joy, one of the Fruits of the Spirit and live our lives more fully.

Facilitated by Trena Finnegan


December 12, 2023:   Topic: Advent Reflection – From Darkness to Light  

An opportunity to take time out from our busy schedules and ponder the Reason for the Season! The morning will include presentation, music, prayer, small group sharing and a time for reflection.

Facilitated by Trena Finnegan.


Join Us at the Parish Advent Retreat

Event will be held on Saturday, November 25th from 9am until noon, at the St. Bonaventure Parish Hall.


Advent Giving Tree In Support of Local Needs Launches November 25th

The Giving tree will be set up in the back of the church. This year, we are supporting:

Society of St. Vincent de Paul, the Sisters of Life, Toronto, and Greenview Lodge Seniors Residence.

Please take a tag off the tree and return the gift by Sunday December 17th. 

Knights of Columbus Sock Drive, Nativity Set Raffle & Panettone Sale

The Knights of Columbus is asking for donations for its annual Sock Drive to be held in December at all the weekends masses. Two large boxes with labels will be placed at the back of the church and parishioners are asked to drop off items in the boxes. All donations will be given to Homeless Shelters.

Raffle Tickets will be on sale at all masses starting Nov 25th. The Knights will be pleased to assist you with tickets and information at the back of the church, including information about the Panettone sale. Please check the flyers as well.


Advent Luncheon


Sunday, December 10, 2023, in the Parish Hall from 1:00 – 3:00 pm.

All women in the parish are invited to attend!

Join us for an afternoon filled with music, laughter, and togetherness.


Kindly RSVP by December 6, 2023, with Tracy MacInnis at

or 647-973-7645.


800th Anniversary of the First Nativity Creche

St. Bonaventure's Secular Franciscans & the Parish would like you to help us

Fill a Stable for Christmas this year” in honour of the 800th anniversary of

St. Francis & the first Christmas at Greccio. This event became the origin of the custom of the Christmas Creche.


All funds collected will be donated to CHALICE CANADA to “Fill a Stable” ($1,000) &/or provide animals for families & communities in need.


Poultry & Livestock are the Gifts that Keep on Giving by providing eggs, milk, wool, meat, cheese & financial security for the future. Parent farmers give back by providing milk, meat & eggs for school meal programs.

CHALICE CANADA is a Catholic international aid charity focused on child, family & community development with 52 sponsor sites in impoverished areas throughout the world.


There will be collection boxes at the entrance to the church.

If a receipt is needed for Income Tax purposes, please put your donation in an envelope marked 'Fill a Stable' and provide your name, full address & envelope number (if applicable) & the amount of your donation. Cheques should be payable to St. Bonaventure's Parish with the Memo Fill a Stable. Tax receipts will be provided by the parish. This will be included in your official receipt for 2023.  For more information visit

Living the Gospel: 2023 Parish Campaign

 Show your love by giving to ShareLife

Thus far our parish has raised $82,103.70 toward our goal of $94,000.

If you have not already done so, please consider donating to help those in need. 

Please give at the parish using a ShareLife envelope,

online through our parish website, or at


Liturgy of the Word with Children

Sundays at the 10 AM Mass

Through the dedication of volunteers, we are fortunate to be able to invite children to celebrate the Liturgy of the Word with their age and ability in mind. We believe that the Lord is present when we gather for worship and when the Scriptures are proclaimed. By providing a celebration of the Liturgy of the Word with children, we help our youngest parishioners encounter the Lord, interiorize the message of the Sunday Gospel, and pray together. We hope that this experience of the Liturgy will help our children grow into that full, active, and conscious participation during the mass to which we are all called.

We provide this ministry to children from ages 4 to 9. A parent is welcome to accompany a child who is too shy to participate on their own.

Volunteers are needed! Are you a person of prayer? Do you seek the Lord within the Scriptures? Are you at ease in the presence of children? Are you comfortable in front of a group? Do you have a couple of hours once or twice a month to prepare for the Liturgy of the Word? Are you a young person that would like to read the scriptures, sing, or play an instrument? Are you able to gently assist with keeping a prayerful atmosphere? Then, you probably have the gifts necessary to serve in a variety of ways within this ministry. To learn more, please

contact Maria: 437-993-8458. Volunteer Screening is mandatory.




IIf you are interested in making a casserole in support of the Good Shepherd Centre,

contact or call the office at

416-447-5571. Pans and recipes will be available at the back of the church.

Please deliver your casseroles to the Ministry Centre prior to the last Monday of each month.

Thank you for helping!


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The Society of St. Vincent de Paul

Sharing God’s love with others through acts of service

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Our Faith calls us to serve and the Society of St. Vincent de Paul welcomes "all who wish to live

their faith by loving and serving their neighbour.”


What can we do? … We can offer what little we have. We certainly have a few hours of time, some talent, some expertise.”  - Pope Francis (July 26, 2015) For more information on how you may be able to help, please call our helpline at

416-447-5571 ext. 570 and leave your name and contact information and state that you would like volunteer information.

You can also assist others in need by donating to our poor boxes or securely through CanadaHelps:


Donating Securities to the Parish Through the Archdiocese of Toronto


A donation of securities is one of the easiest and smartest ways to donate in Canada. When you donate to the Archdiocese of Toronto, you put stock in knowing that you are creating the greatest impact on the church and those we serve. Consider making a gift of securities to your parish or any one of our Archdiocesan charities.


With a gift of securities, you can receive an immediate donation receipt for the fair market value of the security. In addition, there is no capital gains tax applied to any benefit received from the sale of these securities. Listed securities include, stocks, bonds and mutual funds.


To donate listed securities, you can obtain our form, the Letter of Direction by visiting this link:


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.



© The Franciscan Church of St. Bonaventure

1300 Leslie Street

Toronto, Ontario


M3C 2K9

416 447 5571