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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


Beginning November 12

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,

and + Geraldine Holen

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



Journey towards Lenten Season | Santuario del Sto. Cristo Parish

 Lenten Schedule

Stations of The Cross

Each Friday during Lent after the 9 AM Mass

March 31st at 7 PM


Parish Day of Reconciliation

Wednesday March 22

9:30 to 10:30 AM

12 to 1 PM

7 to 8 PM

What if I haven't gone to confession in Years, Cardinal Thomas Collins


Eucharistic Adoration with Benediction

Monday, April 3 at 12:30


News | Alpha Sigma Nu

The Kid’s Bulletin



Pray as You Go

Lent Retreat 2023: The Jerusalem Journey



Virtual Stations of the Cross

Recorded at St. Bonaventure

February 2021



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Pope Francis’ Message for Lent 2023

Salt & Light Media



Ministry with Maturing Adults

Nurturing Our Spirituality in the Second Half of Life

GATHERING in Winter 2023

TUESDAY MORNINGS: Gatherings on ZOOM at 10:00 – 11:30 am.


March 14 – Ireland in Pictures, Food and Drink

Presenter: Richard Strange and Curtis McDonnell


 April 11 – Healing Power of Laughter

Presenter: Alain Cote and MMA Members


 May 9 – In-Person Meeting

Visioning for MMA Community

Blessing and Closing

Guest Speakers: Maureen & Curtis McDonnell  

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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 ages 4 to 9 to celebrate the Liturgy of the Word with their age and ability in mind. By providing a parallel celebration of the Liturgy of the Word, we help our youngest parishioners encounter the Lord, interiorize the message of the Sunday Gospel, and pray together. Please see the special pamphlet which describes Liturgy of the Word with Children in more detail.

Volunteers are needed to celebrate Liturgy of the Word with Children! 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? Or 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. Kindly send an e-mail with your name and contact info to:

We will contact you to answer any questions you may have and provide training.  Volunteer screening with a police background check is mandatory for this ministry.




Calling All CasIf 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.


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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:


Living the Gospel: 2023 Parish Campaign

ShareLife Sunday Collections

March 26 | April 30 | June 4

Announcing the 2023 ShareLife Campaign 

                          Our parish goal for this year’s campaign is $94,000

Live the Gospel by helping our vulnerable brothers and sisters


ShareLife Sunday is March 26 and we once again ask you to give generously to support Catholic agencies, who in turn care for the most vulnerable in our communities. As a parish, this is our opporunity to live the Gospel!


Please give at the parish using a ShareLife envelope, online through our parish website, or at


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