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COMPLETE LIST of parish events and meetings please view our
September 25, 2016,
Sunday in Ordinary Time
You received good things, but Lazarus received
now he is comforted, while you are in agony.
Special intentions (s.i.) Deceased (d.)
Mon. Sept. 26 : Tony Mertens (d.)
Tues. Sept. 27: Florian & Mary Kuiack (d.)
Wed. Sept. 28: Angelo Del Gobbo (d.)
Thurs. Sept. 29: Josefina de los Reyes (d.)
Fri. Sept. 30: Josef Lau (d.)
Sat. Oct. 1: Joe McNabb (d.)
Last Week’s Collection: $6,952.55 + Pre-Authorized Giving (PAG)
$2,407.69 + Credit Card $1,291.99 = $10,652.23; Capital Campaign: $55.00 +
PAG $212.53 + Credit Card 252.10 = $519.63; St. Vincent de Paul: 245.45.
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
or by phone at 905-898-4137. Classes begin on Sunday, October 16 at 11:15 am
in the Parish Centre.
It is that time of the year again when we start to prepare for the annual
Bazaar on November 19. This entails gathering crafts, items for the White
Elephant and gently used books; thinking about the baked goods and prizes
for the Penny Auction that you can donate.
You can still get Raffle tickets to sell and purchase for the main draw on
Bazaar day. In addition, there will be a sales opportunity on October 29 on
Main Street. As usual volunteers are desperately needed. Call or email
Joan at 905-895-9295 or email
email@example.com for all things
Welcome Back BBQ Thank You
Thank you to the Knights of Columbus and all the volunteers, including
all the students, who helped make the Welcome Back BBQ a success through all
their hard work and preparation. It was a wonderful opportunity to see
everyone again after the summer and for Fr. Efren and Fr. Norbert to get a
chance to meet the parishioners.
All IMMEDIATE sacramental preparation at St. John Chrysostom Parish is
done at the church. The Catholic schools or Sunday School together with the
family provides the INITIAL (or foundational) preparation for all the
sacraments. If you wish to have your child celebrate one of the sacraments,
you will need to register for the appropriate preparation programme in the
Wednesday, September 28,
at 7 pm
Wednesday, October 26,
at 7 pm
Wednesday, November 9
at 7 pm
BAPTISM: By appointment
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
Candle Light Remembrance
There will be a candle-lighting remembrance service following the 7 pm
mass on Tuesday, September 27. Come light a candle and say a prayer to
remember a deceased relative or friend.
* Sunday School Teachers - especially for Grades 7 and 8. This
programme is for children who are in the public school system. The classes
meet weekly with a break approximately every four weeks. There are 18
classes in total throughout the year.
Team Members for the Initiation of Children - This involves working with
families who have children over the age of seven to prepare for baptism at
Eastertime. Ideally, we would like to have a team of three or four people in
Team Members for the Initiation of Adults - We are always looking for
sponsors and team members for adults who are joining the church. Meetings
are Thursday nights.
Training and ongoing support would be provided for any of these positions.
It is not required that you have a PhD in theology for any of these
positions. You need only a willingness to serve, a comfort level with your
own faith and an ability to work well with others. The pay for all of these
positions is $0 but the benefits are heavenly!
Children’s Liturgy of the Word
Are you interested in helping the Parish in its mission to pass on the
faith to the next generation? Perhaps you would consider assisting with
Children’s Liturgy of the Word. The commitment is flexible - but is ideally
around once a month. Please contact the office to let us know if you are
interested in helping.
The ShareLife campaign officially ended on July 31. Despite an overall
decrease in donations within the Archdiocese, we at St. John’s came in above
our results from last year. Our total this year was $83,228.25, which is an
increase of $7,056.70 or 9.3% over last year. The campaign total for the
entire Archdiocese was $13,245,272, a 4.3% decrease compared to last year.
Thank you all so very much for your tremendous generosity. Your donations
will work wonders!
Are you new to the Parish?
Welcome to St. John’s Parish
you have recently joined our community, we encourage you to register so that
we may know who you are. Registration forms are available at the back of the
church or from our website.
Living with Christ Missalettes
Every month the parish orders Living with Christ missals for the back of
the church for use by parishioners during mass. These missalettes are
intended for use in the church only and are not intended to be taken home.
We ask you to please return any that you may have taken home so that others
may benefit from them. If you would like your own personal copy you can
purchase a subscription from Novalis by calling 1-800-387-7164 or online at
Regis College Fall Open House
If you are interested in theological studies, Regis College, the Jesuit
School of Theology at the University of Toronto, invites you to its Fall
Open House. It will take place on Saturday, October 1 from 10 am to 3 pm.
This free event includes a series of mini-lectures in theology,
presentations about academic programs, a campus tour, lunch, and the
opportunity to meet faculty and students. For more info and to register
online, please visit
www.RegisCollege.ca/OpenHouse/ or call
One Sunday evening each month, join Cardinal Collins for Lectio Divina
at St. Michael's Cathedral. The evening begins with Vespers (Evening Prayer)
at 7 pm, followed by Lectio Divina from 7:30 to 8:15 pm. The theme for this
season is “The Freedom of the Kingdom of God.” This year, we will meditate
upon nine passages of Scripture that illuminate the slavery we experience in
our struggle with sin and show the way to freedom. The first evening will
take place Sunday, October 2. For a full list of dates and Scripture
www.archtoronto.org/lectio. Each gathering
is archived at this website. Episodes also air on Salt + Light TV (www.saltandlighttv.org).
Sunday Bulletin ends here
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Announcements from previous weeks worth repeating
Faith Embodied -- Yoga
The Hatha yoga classes continue to be a big success; therefore, we will
be offering another session free of charge for parishioners beginning
Monday, September 12 to Monday, November 7 from 2 – 3 pm. Please contact the
office to register or for more information.
Community Bible Study
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 several key figures from the Hebrew Scriptures using the book
Messengers of God by Elie Weisel followed by an introduction to the Gospel
of Matthew using materials by John E. O’Grady. (We will continue to study
the Gospel of Matthew during the winter of 2017).
The meetings take place Thursday mornings from 9:15 am to 11:30 am starting
on September 22 at Trinity United Church in Newmarket. For more information,
please call Jean Lashley at 905-836-0370.
Humanitarian Relief – Italian Earthquake
The Archdiocese of Toronto is accepting financial contributions for
humanitarian relief following the catastrophic effects of a serious
earthquake in Italy on August 24. Contributions can be made through the
www.archtoronto.org. or by telephone
through the Development Office at 416-934-3411. Donations can also be made
through the parish, making cheques payable to St. John Chrysostom- Italian
Earthquake – Humanitarian Relief. Yellow envelopes for this purpose can be
found at the back of the church.
St. John's Smart Phone App
We now have an app for you to use on your phone. It allows you to get the
latest news about the parish in a simple easy to use app.
To receive the St. John Parish app, simply scan the QR code and follow the
directions as they appear on the screen.
If you do not have QR code software on your phone you can download it for
free by entering didmo.com/qr into the web
browser of your camera-enabled phone and follow the directions for
installation. The other option is to type the following URL into the browser
of your phone and follow the directions:
is a ‘Spread the Word’ link in the main menu of the app so you can share
this app with family and friends. Just click the button and follow the
instructions to share a link to the app with others. Special thanks to Ted
Iannuzzi from Magmito!
Are you new to the Parish?
Welcome to St. John’s Parish. If you have recently joined our community we
encourage you to register so that we may know who you are. Registration forms
are available at the back of the church or you can do it online
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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