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September 28, 2014
Sunday in Ordinary Time
The tax collectors and the prostitutes are going into the kingdom of heaven
ahead of you.
of Faith Campaign
The Family of Faith Campaign is an
unprecedented effort being undertaken by the Archdiocese of Toronto
and its 225 parishes and is based on the two-year old pastoral plan
for our Archdiocese. The money raised by the campaign will go
towards local projects, youth and young Adult ministry, Catholic
formation and engagement, St. Michael’s Cathedral renovation,
building of new parish churches and capital improvements to existing
The overall goal of the campaign is
$105 million and our parish goal is set at $735,000 in non-binding
pledges over the next 3-5 years. Until we reach our goal, 25% of all
realized pledges will go towards our parish needs. When we exceed
our goal, 75% of all additional pledged dollars will come right back
to our parish.
Our share will guarantee that many of
the social ministry programs that we run can be supported, if the
need for such support arose down the road. This would include the
Monday community meal, the migrant worker program, the refugee
programme and of course our catechetical programmes.
We also will need funds available for
three major capital programmes in the future. Repairs to the outside
entrance of the church. Renovation of the kitchen in the parish
centre. Repaving of the parking lots. So far we have raised
$312,564. Each and every household is invited to contribute to the
success of this initiative in a way appropriate to them. It will
take many hands and many households to make these dreams a reality
for the future. Our parish goal is achievable with your support!
Special intentions (s.i.)
Mon. Sept. 29: Jose Fina Delos Reyes (d.)
Tues. Sept. 30: David Canivet (d.)
Wed. Oct. 1: Tony Nabuurs (d.)
Last Week’s Collection: $5,899.00 + Pre-Authorized Giving (PAG) $2,638.92 +
Credit Card $1,258.09 = $9,796.01; Capital Campaign: $95.00 + PAG $269.31 +
Credit Card $152.18 = $316.49; St. Vincent de Paul: $262.00.
Did you know?
In 1990 the CWL established a National Bursary Fund as an endowment fund to
provide financial assistance to members meeting the criteria who wish to pursue
studies in adult faith formation, youth ministry, palliative care, parliamentary
procedure, literacy tutoring and ministry to shut-ins.
Are you a boy or girl eight years of age or older? You might want to
consider a ministry in altar serving. Training begins tomorrow, Monday,
September 29 at 7 pm. Please call the church if you would like to participate.
Family of Faith
As of Tuesday, September 16 we have raised, just over $547,664 of the
$735,000 parish goal. Each household is invited to contribute to the success of
this initiative in a way appropriate to them.
Next weekend is Commitment Weekend and this will be the final thrust of the
campaign. Information sheets will be handed out after all the masses this
weekend and brochures are available under the bulletin board.
Southlake Communion Ministry is an inter-parish ministry in need of
faith-filled volunteers to distribute communion on Wednesday morning or Friday
morning or after mass on Sunday. The weekday time commitment is 2 hours every
other week. The Sunday commitment is 2 hours once a month. Training is provided
and volunteer screening is required. Visitation is done in teams of two. New
volunteers will be paired with experienced volunteers. If you are interested,
please contact Sandra Plaus at 905-960-3873 . Thank you for your prayerful
All immediate sacramental preparation in St. John Chrysostom Parish is done
at the church. If you wish to have your child celebrate one of the sacraments,
you will need to register for the appropriate preparation programme, in the
Reconciliation (Confession): Wednesday, October 1 at 7 pm
Confirmation: Wednesday, October 15 at 7 pm
First Eucharist (Communion): Wednesday, November 5 at 7 pm
This weekend after all the masses, representatives from the various
ministries will be at the back of the church to answer your questions and sign
up volunteers. Many volunteers are needed in order to continue our vibrant
liturgies and outreach programmes. Please take a moment to see where your gifts
and talents are needed and consider joining a ministry.
There is a promise
of marriage between:
Michael Ottaway & Sarah Johnson
Are your children attending Public School? The parish offers a comprehensive
catechetical programme for children from Grade 1 – 8. Please register by
contacting Christine by email at
email@example.com or by phone at 905-898-4137.
Classes begin on Sunday, October 19 at 11:15 am in the Parish Centre.
Following the success of the spring session, Kelly Pryde will be running
another Reinvention Circle for Moms this fall based on her book, "Reinventing
Mom: Seven Pathways to Becoming the Mom and Woman You Are Meant to Be." The
circle is a book-club-meets-support-group for moms who want to connect with
like-minds and a deeper, more joyful experience of motherhood. The group will
run weekly for 8 weeks, on Tuesdays from 7 pm to 8:30 pm starting October 7.
Space is limited.
A municipal election will be held on Monday, October 27, 2014. All Catholics
are strongly encouraged to exercise their democratic right to vote. To help us
all get to know the candidates for Catholic School Board Trustee, Cardinal
Collins has given permission for candidates to distribute literature to
parishioners departing Mass on weekends from September 27/28 to October 25/26.
We hope you’ll take the time to get to know those seeking elected office. To
ensure your vote for Catholic School Trustee, at the polling booth, verify that
you are registered as a separate school supporter. If your support status is
incorrect ask for an Application to Amend Voters' List. This form may be
completed and submitted at the polling station. Thank you for your interest and
involvement in this fall’s municipal election!
Please remember to bring non-perishable food items next Sunday. Items can be
left at the back of the church and will be donated to the Newmarket food bank.
Parents and Preschoolers
Wee Spirit - Parents and Preschoolers will meet again on Wednesday, October
8 from 9:30 am to 10:30 am in the Parish Centre. Please contact Christine
Way Skinner at
firstname.lastname@example.org or 905-898-4137 if you are interested in coming so
we know how many people to expect.
On behalf of the Spiritans, The Congregation of the Holy Ghost, thank you
for a successful Mission Appeal in July of this year. Father Anthony Adusei was
very warmly welcomed by everyone and the appeal collected $5,637.
A Prayer for
As we prepare to choose our local governments throughout Ontario, let us
pray for God’s guidance.
God who governs the
we ask you to guide us as we choose people to govern our community.
Help us to choose wisely and selflessly,
keeping in mind the needs of poor and marginalized.
Help us to be generous of spirit with those who are offering themselves to serve
in public office.
Guide these candidates to be people of integrity and vision.
Give them strength and courage and lead them in the ways of truth and justice.
Sunday Bulletin ends here
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Announcements from previous weeks worth repeating
Join us for an inspiring twelve-week series of readings, discussions and
fellowship with Christians from many different churches of our times as we
explore the word of the Old Testament prophets using the book Old Testament
Prophets for Today by Carolyn J. Sharp. The meetings take place Thursday
mornings from 9:15 to 11:30 am starting on September 25 at Trinity United
Church, Newmarket. For more information please call Jean Lashley at
of Faith Campaign
The Family of Faith
Campaign is an unprecedented effort being undertaken by the Archdiocese of
Toronto and its 225 parishes and is based on the two-year old pastoral plan for
our Archdiocese. The money raised by the campaign will go towards local
projects, youth and young Adult ministry, Catholic formation and engagement, St.
Michael’s Cathedral renovation, building of new parish churches and capital
improvements to existing churches.
The overall goal of
the campaign is $105 million and our parish goal is set at $735,000 in
non-binding pledges over the next 3-5 years. Until we reach our goal, 25% of all
realized pledges will go towards our parish needs. When we exceed our goal, 75%
of all additional pledged dollars will come right back to our parish.
Our share will guarantee that many of the social ministry programs that we run
can be supported, if the need for such support arose down the road. This would
include the Monday community meal, the migrant worker program, the refugee
programme and of course our catechetical programmes.
We also will need funds available for three major capital programmes in the
Repairs to the outside
entrance of the church. The front doors are presently supported by elbow
brackets because the bottom of the posts are rotted away by years of winter
salt; Renovation of the kitchen in the parish centre. It is inadequate for the
use it gets and needs to be architecturally renovated and much of the equipment
replaced; Repaving of the parking lots.
So far we have raised
$254,344. Each and every household is invited to contribute to the success of
this initiative in a way appropriate to them. It will take many hands and many
households to make these dreams a reality for the future. Our parish goal is
achievable with your support!
Faith Embodied --
In the spring, we offered Hatha Yoga classes as part of the faith embodied
series. It was such a popular session we will be offering it again, free of
charge. The classes will begin on Monday, September 8 and run to Monday,
November 17 from 2 pm to 3 pm. As there is limited space, pre-registration will
be required by calling the parish office.
The Office of Formation for Discipleship is offering a “Praying with
Scripture” series at Our Lady of Grace Parish in Aurora, Tuesday evenings from
September 23 – November 25 from 7 pm to 9 pm. If you are looking for new ways to
experience scripture in your prayer life, take time to discover this ancient
prayer form. To register, call the Office of Formation for Discipleship at
416-934-3400 Ext. 523 or on-line at
New Beginnings welcomes you to an inspirational talk by Fr. Fred Scinto,
C.R., entitled: “Ancient Wisdom for Persons Suffering Loss (plus some modern
common sense)”. The talk takes place on Tuesday, September 9 at 7 pm at the
Catholic Pastoral Centre, 4th Floor,1155 Yonge St., Toronto.
Fr. Fred Scinto, C.R. from Resurrection Ministries will once again engage us
with an evocative and informative theme that in Fr. Fred's words is sure to help
us "live a better, happier, fuller and more developed life". Fr. Fred
brings with him many years of experience working with widowed, separated and
Mentioned in Deacon Garry's
homily, Feb. 8-9
The Joy of the Gospel
by Pope Francis I
OF THE HOLY FATHER FRANCIS
TO THE BISHOPS, CLERGY,
AND THE LAY FAITHFUL
ON THE PROCLAMATION OF THE GOSPEL
IN TODAY’S WORLD
Sensitive to Others
A number of products such as perfume, cologne, deodorant and hair spray
contain chemicals that negatively affect those with asthma and environmental
sensitivities. Please be aware of the impact that these chemicals may have on
other parishioners and our visitors.
Newly retired and looking for God’s plan for you? The Visiting Ministry at St.
John’s provides companionship and Holy Communion to the many seniors in our
parish. We visit seniors at nursing homes in the area as well as shut-ins in
their homes. The time commitment varies and there’s likely a commitment that’s
just right for you. Training is provided and volunteer screening is required.
Please contact Linda at 905-853-6959.
Roman Missal: We are Sent
Our participation in the Eucharist does not leave us unchanged. Encountering
the Presence of Christ in the many ways that he is present during the Mass
transforms us. United with his sacrifice and fed by his very self, we are also
invited to live Jesus’ attitude of selfless giving in our lives: to let him live
in us. The Concluding Rites of the Mass are so brief, but once again we invoke
the Lord and his Spirit just before we are dismissed. What does this say about
going into the world from our experience of the Eucharist? Listen to the new
translations of the dismissal. What are we being entrusted with having been
nourished on Christ’s Word and on his Body and Blood? What is your mission
having heard the Word of the Lord and having feasted at the Lord’s banquet? For
more information on the Roman Missal visit
www.archtoronto.org/romanmissal anytime to continue your reflection.
Are you Catholic and
been to church in a while?
There's been some changes.
We have a
new Roman Missal!
November 27, 2011 the English
speaking Catholic Church throughout the
world began to use a new translation of the
Roman Missal. Go to our
Roman Missal Page
for all the information.
Please pick up your 2013 offertory envelopes from the Stained Glass Room at the
back of the church. Ensure that we still have the correct address on file and
contact the office to report any changes or other discrepancies.
Also, if you no longer wish to continue using your envelopes, let us know so we
can assign them to others in the parish who are waiting for envelopes.
If you wish to start using envelopes, blank boxes of envelopes are available
beside the labelled ones in the Stained Glass Room.
Pre-authorized giving is another way to make donations to the parish and
registration forms are available at the back of the church or can be downloaded
from the website.
Children’s Liturgy Volunteers
Volunteers are needed to assist with Children’s Liturgy. The time commitment is
minimal – about one Mass every 4 – 6 weeks. All materials and training are
provided and every liturgist is assisted by another adult. If you enjoy working
with children and think this might be something you could do, please contact the
office for more information.
Revised Roman Missal III
On the weekend of September 18 2011, Fr. Bob's sermon was on the topic of the new
revised Roman Missal III. He talked about the changes in the mass that will be
happening soon in all English speaking countries. If you missed the sermon, you
can read a copy of it on the Roman
Missal Page of the parish website where you can
find additional resources on this topic as well.
We would like to advise those parishioners who have not picked up their 2011
donation envelopes, that your envelopes will now be reassigned. If you have any
old envelopes left from 2010 please do not use them anymore otherwise, your
donations will be recorded under the new owner of the envelopes.
We would also like to remind everyone that you may sign up for pre-authorized
giving at any time of year. This is a very convenient way to support your parish
even in your absence. Forms are available at the back of the church, at the
office or can be downloaded from the
Please do not park in front of the garage
doors of the rectory. Occasionally our priests need to exit the garage
and parking lot when there is an emergency sick call while mass is
occurring. This might also be a good time to remind you to leave the parking
spaces closest to the side doors of the church for those parishioners with
Did you know that the money you drop into the poor box every Sunday goes to the
St. Vincent de Paul Society and is used to help those in our community who are
in need? Remember also that the St. John Chrysostom/St. Elizabeth Seton
conference of St. Vincent de Paul meets the second Monday of the month (except
July and August) and new members are welcome and needed. For more information
visit our church web site at
St. John's Parish
The Work of
St. John's is made possible through the generosity of its'
parishioners. The parish Pre-Authorized Giving plan
may be a good choice for you.
These and other
questions are answered in our new
Pre-Authorized Giving pamphlet.
You can see more information and download the PDF flyer from
The Society of St. Vincent de Paul provides year-round emergency food voucher
assistance and also operates the Christmas Basket program providing food and
gifts for hundreds of families and individuals in our area. We need men and
especially women to assists in our work, particularly home visiting. We also
need persons, including young people, to help with poor box collections on
Sundays. Membership commitment involves one meeting a month (2nd Monday) and
participation on an emergency food team every three weeks. Christ said,
“Whatever you do for the least of these, you do for Me.” For more information
contact the parish office.
Considering Becoming Catholic?
We will hold “Inquiry” sessions for the Rite of Christian Initiation (RCIA)
at certain times throughout the year in the parish centre. This is a
non-judgmental, non- threatening, welcoming place for people to come and ask
questions about the church. If you are interested in participating in the RCIA
or know of someone who is please contact the parish and speak with Christine Way
Skinner. If you would like to help out by being a sponsor or team member, we are
always looking for help.
Newmarket Food Pantry
Give Big or a little, and then go home happy knowing you did something good!
A long standing tradition here at St. John’s is to bring food to the church on
the first Sunday of the month. Our caretaker then takes the groceries to the
Newmarket Food Pantry who distributes to the needy of our community.
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