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October 16, 2016,

29th Sunday in Ordinary Time

God will grant justice to his chosen ones
who call out to him.

(Luke 18.1-8)




Mass Intentions

Special intentions (s.i.) Deceased (d.)
Mon. Oct. 17: Heather Andrachuk (d.)
Tues. Oct. 18: Sadie Louise King (d.)
Wed. Oct.19: Anne & Paul Lang (d.)
Fri. Oct. 21: Francis John Martin (d.)
Sat. Oct. 22: Scott Forhan (d.)

Weekly Collection
Last Week’s Collection: $7,902.08 + Pre-Authorized Giving (PAG) $2,407.69 + Credit Card $1,252.55 = $11,562.32; Capital Campaign: $207.00 + PAG $212.53 + Credit Card 249.12 = $668.65; St. Vincent de Paul: 369.07.


CWL News
General Meeting
The next general meeting will be on Tuesday, October 18 after the 7 pm mass. The speaker will be Juliet Irish, Executive Director of Doane House Hospice, who will be speaking on the topic of Palliative Care – “Hope and Healing Through Connection”.

Snowflake Bazaar
Our annual Bazaar and Raffle on November 19, is fast approaching.  Donations of Crafts; new items for the Penny Auction; gently used items for the White Elephant and Book sales as well as Baked goods will be very much appreciated. 

Raffle Tickets
Tickets will be sold after the Masses on October 22/23 and November 12/13 and also on Main Street on October 29 at the "Monster Bash Festival".


Deceased Loved Ones
The weekend of Oct. 22/23 and 29/30, we will have cut-out butterflies available in the church and we encourage families to write the names of deceased loved ones on the butterflies or in the book of remembrance. The butterflies will then be displayed in the church in November.


Sacramental Preparation
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 parish.



Wednesday, October 26 at 7 pm - info HERE

Wednesday, November 9 at 7 pm - info HERE

BAPTISM: By appointment - info HERE


Parish Head Count Survey
This weekend and the weekend of October 22/23 we will be conducting a head count survey for the Archdiocese. This is to help provide an accurate profile of Mass attendance in the Archdiocese. For those who are taking communion to the house bound or to those in retirement or care facilities, please inform the office how many people you have visited.


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 from our website.


World Mission Sunday
There will be a second collection next weekend for the Evangelization of the Nations, otherwise known as “World Mission Sunday.” This is a worldwide collection for the missionary church. World Mission Sunday is our opportunity to assist at-need Catholic communities throughout the world. Extra envelopes for his collection can be found at the back of the church. Thank you for your support of this important work.


Mass of Remembrance
We invite all those who have lost family members or friends to join us on Tuesday, November 8 in the church at 7 pm for a memorial mass for all the faithful departed. An easel displaying pictures of the departed will be set up at the back of the church that evening. If you would like pictures of your loved ones displayed, please drop the pictures off at the office before October 31.


Volunteers Needed
We urgently need volunteers to teach all grades of Sunday School. 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. You do not need a PhD in theology – training and materials are provided.  You need only a willingness to serve, a comfort level with your own faith and an ability to work well with others.  Please consider helping in this ministry, because without your help we will not be able to run this programme.


ACTS Retreat for Men
There will be a retreat weekend for men from Thursday, November 10 to Sunday, November 13 at the Queen of Apostles Renewal Centre, 1617 Blythe Rd, Mississauga. This is a one-of-a-kind retreat based on adoration, community, theology and service. For information or to register call 905-278-5229 or www.qoa.ca/.


Welcome Baby Grace
Last February, the African refugee family sponsored by our parish and St. Elizabeth Seton parish arrived in Canada with their five children.  On Wednesday, October 5, they welcomed a new baby girl, weighing a healthy 6.7 pounds, named Grace. Mother and baby are doing well. The four oldest children are in Catholic elementary school, and Dad is working full time.  
Thank you for your ongoing prayers and support for this family.


Come and See Weekend
Men 18 years and older are invited to a Come & See Weekend at St. Augustine’s Seminary from Friday, November 4 at 7 pm to Sunday, November 6 at 1:30 pm. The weekend is an opportunity to cultivate a deeper prayer life and relationship with Jesus Christ; leading to a better discernment of God’s call for your life. There will be time for prayer, reflection and information on the process of becoming one of Christ’s disciples as a Catholic priest. If you are interested in attending, please pick up a registration form at the back of the church or book a time to speak with Fr. Efren. Or, for more information, please call 416-968-0997 or email vocations@archtoronto.org.


Palliative Care Seminar
Blessed Trinity Church, 3220 Bayview Ave., North York, will be hosting a seminar on Sunday, October 30 from 2 pm to 3:30 pm about palliative care. Palliative care improves quality of life of people living with serious illness and includes informed consent, pain management, nutrition/hydration, comfort measures. It is important to understand Church teaching regarding these issues and be informed of your rights as a patient. Dr. Nisha Fernandes and Dr. Irene D’Souza will present an overview of palliative care and address concerns at end-of-life. Contact: Terry McDermott, RN, by phone 416-226-0262, ext. 8 or email at btparishnurse@gmail.com.


Marriage Encounter
Celebrate your love and take a fresh look at your marriage! Spend a very special weekend together at a Worldwide Marriage Encounter weekend getaway that helps married couples rediscover themselves as individuals and as a couple. The weekend format helps couples communicate openly and honestly without group sharing, therapy or marriage counselling.
The next weekend is October 21-23 at Queen of Apostles Renewal Centre. For more information and to register please go to www.wwme.org or contact: Gerard & Marge McCauley at gerard.marge@rogers.com or 905-792-1925.







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Announcements from previous weeks worth repeating



Sunday School
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 cway@neptune.on.ca or by phone at 905-898-4137. Classes begin on Sunday, October 16 at 11:15 am in the Parish Centre.


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 Archdiocese at 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: http://m.magmito.com/didmo/stjohnparish

There 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 HERE.



Family 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 future.

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!



Being 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 haven't
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.



The 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.



No Parking
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 restricted mobility.


The Poor Box
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 http://www.stjohnchrysostom.on.ca/st_vincent_de_paul.htm





Supporting 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.

  • Who looks after the plan?

  • Why should I participate?

  • How do I enroll?

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 Administration Page.








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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