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the Franciscan Friars and a Secular Franciscan fraternity of lay women and men

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                                                    1300 Leslie Street, Toronto, ON., M3C 2K9

                                                                         Telephone: 416-447-5571    Fax: 416-447-4082                                                                 




                                               YOU ARE ALWAYS WELCOME AT ST. BONAVENTURE


                                                            GROWING IN SPIRIT, COMMUNITY AND SERVICE

                                              Inspired by St. Francis we seek to live and proclaim the gospel in

                                       our daily lives, responding to the spiritual hungers of the community

                                                         and becoming an oasis of peace, prayer and service.               



 And Now, A Word from Our Pastor


This Friday we Catholics mark an unusual Feast. It’s called the Chair of St. Peter. What’s with honouring a chair? We’re not. Our tradition uses not only words but also symbols to express our faith. Universities have chairs of philosophy, chairs of science, etc. A chair is a symbol of teaching. The Chair of St. Peter is a reminder that Jesus has entrusted His Church with the ministry of teaching His Gospel (“Go, teach all nations.” – Gospel of Matthew, chapter 28, verse 19). The Feast of the Chair of St. Peter calls attention to the unique role of the Successor of St. Peter (the Bishop of Rome, the Pope) has in that ministry. He stands as the focal point of unity as the Church delves ever more deeply into the mystery of “One Lord, One faith, One Baptism.” (Paul’s letter to the Ephesians, chapter 4, verse 5).


On the feast of the Chair of St. Peter, we offer prayer for Pope Francis, who sits in that chair today. May the Spirit of God continue to grant him holiness, happiness and health.


We commend Margaret Charlebois and †Judith O’Brien into the hands of our God and pray for the gift of peace for their families as they mourn their passing.


A Spirituality for the Second Half of Life

Embracing Wholeness and Challenge

Ministry with Maturing Adults

February   26            

Story-telling! Reveals our Inner Beauty; with Gisela Cote, Ginny Doty, Moira McKeown, and Maureen McDonnell


March  12                     

Brain Health, Dementia & Alzheimer’s PART II; Nicole Gardner, Public Education Coordinator, Alzheimer’s Society of Toronto


March  19                     

Karios Blanket Exercise Workshop;

“The goal is to build understanding about our shared history as Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples

in Canada through pre-contact, treaty making, colonization and resistance.”


April 2                           

The Spiritual Journey; Divine Love drawing us into Prayer, Contemplative Practice & Service; Maureen McDonnell

There is no monetary cost for this program      

For more information:  Maureen McDonnell at   or 416-447-5571 ext.550

Zero Gun Violence Movement

Louis March, Founder

Sunday, February 24 at 1:00 pm in the Francis Room

The CWL invites all parishioners to a talk on the social, economic and spiritual challenges faced by many young people today. Join us as we gain awareness and share in our responsibility to care for one another in our society.

All are welcome!

Theology and Tea

The next T & T will be on select Thursdays after the 9:00 am Mass. Mark your calendar with the following future T & T dates:

February 28; March 14 & 28 and April 11 & 25. Come and join Friar Mark for some time to ponder and enjoy our relationship with God. The sessions are open to all parishioners. Please bring a friend or two!

Baseball Season

We are gearing up for the 2019 baseball season. We are looking for someone to assist in running the league. You do not need to have children playing – enthusiasm and commitment are enough! We need coaches for all divisions. The coaching time commitment is about 4 hours a week from April to the end of June. We are also looking for sponsors for our teams to help defray the costs of uniforms and equipment. If we get enough volunteers, registration will open on February 20th. For more information contact us at


Text Box:  Family of Faith Campaign Update



Totals are as of August 31, 2018


Campaign Goal  

$   960,000

Total Pledged


Total Collected

$   629,783

Parish Share of Collected

$   151,921

Funds Available

$     45,419



Please remember to make your pledge payments.  We have a number of pledges that remain outstanding. Your continued commitment to our campaign will enable us to continue funding ministry that will help in many practical ways to welcome and to serve those who come to our church to encounter Christ. Faith Formation, Ministry for Maturing Adults and Youth Ministry are the three areas of focus for our campaign funds. Your generosity is much appreciated!  


Donate Now Please consider making a donation to the parish. We appreciate your support!       

Weekday Liturgy

Monday to Friday, 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


Office Hours
Monday to Thursday
9:00 am – 4:30 pm

closed 12:30 pm to 1:30 pm

9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Saturday 2:00 pm – 6:30 pm
Sunday 9:30 am – 1:30 pm

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, after office hours, click for contact information


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1320 Leslie Street,Ste.200

Toronto ON M3C 2K9


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1320 Leslie Street, Ste. 200

Toronto ON M3C 2K9


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1320 Leslie Street, Suite 100

Toronto ON M3C 2K9







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