Update on the COVID-19 Health Emergency
The public celebration of all Masses, other liturgical services and all parish activities are suspended until further notice. The church and the office are closed.
There will be no public services for Palm Sunday, Holy Thursday, Good Friday, Blessing of Food Holy Saturday afternoon, Easter Vigil Holy Saturday or Easter Sunday.
The Friars will celebrate Mass privately every day for the Mass and prayer intentions of the parishioners.
The Sunday Obligation continues to be dispensed.
For more information and to read the Cardinal's letter, please click on the links below.
Letter from Cardinal Collins - March 17, 2020
And Now A Word From Our Pastor
What a strange time it is. Day to day living turned upside down by a microscopic virus. I don’t know about you, but what I feel is some fear. “What if…?” Our feelings are our friends if they lead us to take proper care of ourselves and others. Our feelings become enemies when they dominate our hearts. “Fear not, little flock,” Jesus said. “OK, but how?” we might say.
A wise man once suggested to me: “Your thoughts create your feelings.” I think he’s right. People of ancient times looked on the heart as the source of our thoughts. The Old Testament Book of Proverbs says: “Above all else, guard your heart.” Keep watch over what thoughts are being generated. When we find ourselves going down the path of negative, worrisome, fear-making thoughts, rein them in and give them to God. “Take every thought captive,” St. Paul says. Turn the heart from fear-making thoughts to peace-making thoughts of gratitude; tell God what we are grateful for right now. Let God know that we are thankful for His presence in our hearts. Let Jesus’ assurance: “My Peace I give you” gently settle in our hearts.
I, the other Friars and Staff of St. Bonaventure hold you in prayer; please remember us. In the words of the Psalms, together may we “listen to the Word of God, for the Lord will proclaim peace.”
Love and prayer,
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To support you ...
To support our community's prayer, Give Us This Day has made available at no charge a digital file of their periodical during this health emergency. It includes daily Mass texts, as well as a simplified Morning Prayer, Evening Prayer and daily reflection.
After clicking on this link, https://giveusthisday.org/Digital , select the day of the week in the centre tab, and then select from Morning Prayer, Mass, Evening Prayer or Reflection in the tab on the right.
While it is not a replacement for our worship together, we hope this resource will support you during this challenging time. We are sincerely grateful to the publishers of Give Us This Day for their generosity by making their publication available during this challenging time.
Living with Christ
You can download a free Living with Christ Prayer App for either iPhone or Android smart phones to get the daily scripture readings and a wide variety of prayers.
We may pray this Act of Spiritual Communion when we are not able
to be physically present at Mass:
My Jesus, I believe that you are present in the Most Holy Sacrament. I love you above all things, and I desire to receive you into my soul. Since I cannot at this moment receive you sacramentally, come at least spiritually into my heart. I embrace you as if you were already there and unite myself wholly to you. Never permit me to be separated from you. Amen
Participating in the Mass from Home
The faithful will be able to watch, via livestream, a Mass which will be celebrated every day at 7:30 a.m. at St. Michael’s Cathedral Basilica, which will be followed by the Angelus and the Rosary. This is available online at: www.stmichaelscathedral.com/live
This Mass, Rosary and Angelus will also be available on the Archdiocese of Toronto’s YouTube channel for those who cannot join at 7:30 a.m. This is available online at: www.youtube.com/user/ArchdioceseofToronto
The National Catholic Broadcasting Council Daily Mass may be viewed on:
~ the Daily TV Mass website: www.DailyTVMass.com.
~ the Vision Television Channel (see your cable provider guide and the VisionTV website www.visiontv.ca for schedule)
~ Salt & Light Catholic Media (see your cable provider guide) and also online at www.saltandlighttv.org.
This provides an opportunity to unite in prayer with the elderly, with parishioners unable to leave their homes, with those in long-term care facilities and hospitals, and to pray for our health-care professionals serving the infirm and the elderly.
Casseroles for the Good Shepherd Centre
Notice to Casseroles Makers:
The casserole program is currently on hold. The Good Shepherd Centre is not serving food due to the concerns surrounding the corona virus. They are providing bagged lunch instead. They are unable to pick up casseroles from the parishes. If you already made your casserole, please keep it in your freezer until further notice. For more information, please contact
Eva Trace at 416-447-3040. Thank you for your continued support.
Cancelled until Further Notice:
St. Bonaventure Baseball Season
Theology and Tea with Friar Mark Steed
The Power of Forgiveness with Ginny Doty
Ministry with Maturing Adults
Nurturing our Spirituality in the Second Half of Life:
March 31, April 21 & May 12
Future dates will be announced.
Due to the concerns surrounding the Corona virus, we at St. Clare Inn have decided to postpone our
'Bubbles and Bow Ties Gala' until the Fall to ensure the safety and enjoyment of our guests.
The new date is
Saturday, November 14, 2020
at the Donalda Club.
Thanks to those who have purchased tickets. Your tickets will be honored for the new date.
Any questions regarding the event, please call at 416-690-0330 or email@example.com.
The Friars will celebrate Mass privately every day for the intentions of the parishioners.
The church and the office will be closed during the health emergency.
Wednesday: Closed Thursday: Closed
Fr. Dennis J. Mason, OFM Conv.
Fr. Peter Knaapen, OFM Conv.
Lay Pastoral Associate:
Minister with Maturing Adults:
Rev. Mr. Sal Badali
In case of a life and death situation, call the Friars
St. Clare Inn Office
1320 Leslie Street,Ste.200
Toronto ON M3C 2K9
1320 Leslie Street, Ste. 200
Toronto ON M3C 2K9
St. Anthony of Padua
1320 Leslie Street, Suite 100
Toronto ON M3C 2K9