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                                                      May 28, 2017


                                        The Ascension of the Lord


And Jesus came and said to them, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything that I have commanded you.

And remember, I am with you always,

to the end of the age.”

                                                          ~ Matthew 28.18-20


Through prayers, sacraments and our experience as individuals in community, we are transformed in love. Learning to see with the eyes of our heart enlightened, Paul suggests, allows us to experience resurrection and pass it on! As resurrection people, we witness to hope and love.      ~ Ella Allen, Fredericton, NB



Sacrament of Confirmation Weekend

June 3 and 4, 2017

Fifty eight youth will be anointed with the sevenfold gift of the Holy Spirit during the following Masses: Saturday, 5 pm; Sunday, 12 pm. Please support the youth, their families and guests through your prayers and by sharing in their joy.


          A Messenger of Hope from Padua, Italy

The relic will be at The Franciscan Church of St. Bonaventure on:

Monday, June 12th; Veneration of the Relic from

3:00 pm; Celebration of the Eucharist at 7:00 pm


Tuesday, June 13th; Celebration of the Eucharist:

9:00 am; Veneration of the relic throughout the day; Celebration of the Eucharist: 7:00 pm


Funeral Preparations

The norm for a Catholic who has died is to have a funeral mass celebrated in the church. The community prays that their soul will be received into the heavenly banquet of heaven.


We have Funeral Preparation Guides in the Parish Office for anyone who may wish to ensure a Catholic funeral mass. After completing the guide, present a copy to the Parish Office to keep on file and give a duplicate copy to whoever may be handling your affairs.


2017 Baseball Season - Important Dates

Registration Starts

March 4

Registration Deadline March 31

Evaluation Day

April 18 &19
First Game Week April 24
Playoff Week

June 19

Finals Day June 24

Youth Ministry Blog

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

Contact Peter Dosman, Youth Animator for more information,

2017 ShareLife Parish Campaign

Ascension Sunday – May 28, 2017

ShareLife Goal: $110,000

Received to date: $ 91,439.75

Living the Gospel by providing a summer camp experience for young boys…

During his years as a young camper at Camp Ozanam, Niro experienced significant moments of personal growth in his life, which had a lasting impact on him. Later on, he became a staff counselor at Camp Ozanam, where he now has the opportunity to become involved in and positively influence the lives of current participants. “When you are with your borhters at camp, it is okay to show your feelings. These memories become important, because these kids really get to know each other and stand by each other. Thank you, ShareLife, for all the work you do to make this possible at Camp Ozanam!” says Niro.

Last year, ShareLife-supported Camp Ozanam provided a unique camping experience for 600 boys from underpriviledged homes in the GTA.


                            Next ShareLife Sunday is June 4, 2017

                                      Please give generously.


Pentecost Sunday

June 3rd and 4th, 2017

Everyone is asked to wear something red that day as a sign of the Holy Spirit’s descent upon our community.




Ministry with Maturing Adults

Wednesday, May 31st (last session)

1:00 to 2:30 pm at Bonaventure Room

The Power of Forgiveness! A series facilitated by Ginny Doty. Sessions included presentations and small group interactions.

St. Bonaventure’s Ministry with Maturing Adults

              Summer Book and Movie Club

Tuesday mornings, on May 30, June 13 & 27,

July 11 & 25, August 8 & 22; 9:30 to 11:30 am;

Francis Room

Let us share our enjoyment of books and movies, building community spirit over a cup of coffee. All are welcome. Bring a friend. Contact

Maureen McDonnell at 416-447-5571 ext. 550 or


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.

Parking Lot Issues!

Please refrain from parking in the Fire Route in front of the church. Emergency vehicles need to have access to this area. Also, Wheel-Trans can refuse to drop people off or pick them up in fear of getting trapped in the traffic. Please do not park in the accessible parking spots unless you have a proper permit. Anyone parking illegally can be ticketed and the fines are severe. There is ample parking in the back of the property and in the school yard. For the next month, we will put notices on vehicles that are improperly parked. After that, the police will be notified. Thank you for your cooperation!

2017 Offertory Envelopes

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

*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


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

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

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


Franciscan Ministries

1320 Leslie Street, Suite 200

Toronto ON M3C 2K9


St. Anthony of Padua

Mission Aid

1320 Leslie Street, Suite 100

Toronto ON M3C 2K9







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