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June 29, 2014

Feast of St. Peter & St. Paul

Peter, feed my lambs, feed my sheep (John 21.15-19)




Last Bulletin
Today is the last bulletin for the summer. Publication will resume on August 31.


Mass Intentions

Special intentions (s.i.) Deceased (d.)
Mon. June 30: Sister Saveria Moccia (d.)
Wed. July 2: Oliva Fellin (d.)
Sat. July 5: Theresa Desrochers (d.)
Tues. July 8: Helen Quesnelle (d.)
Wed. July 9: René Dumas (d.)
July 12: Marie Delone & Paulino Evangelista (d.)
Wed. July 16: Joseph Lemcke (d.)
Sat. July 19: Ricardo Romero (d.)
Tues. July 22: Francesco Pierro (d.)
Wed. July 23: Lourdes Halifax (s.i.)
Thurs. July 24: Frederick A. Hermack (d.)
Fri. July 25: Mariano Rafallo (d.)
Sat. July 26: Joe Sullivan (d.)
Tues. July 29: Leo Williams (d.)
Wed. July 30: Felice Di Maio (d.)
Wed. Aug. 6: Dave Sirois (d.)
Wed. Aug; 13: Ken & Betty Burke (s.i.)
Sat. Aug 16: Delores Evangelista (d.)
Wed. Aug. 20: Lourdes Halifax (s.i.)
Sat. Aug. 23: Theresa Presutti (d.)
Wed. Aug. 27: Ken & Betty Burke (s.i.)



Weekly Collection
Last Week’s Collection: $6,076.63 + Pre-Authorized Giving (PAG) $2,636.61 + Credit Card $1,150.00 = $9,863.24; Capital Campaign: $10.00 + PAG $273.23 = $283.23; St. Vincent de Paul: $228.07.



Food Drive
We will continue to collect food for the Food Bank throughout the summer on the first Sunday of each month. Items can be left at the back of the church and will be donated to the local food bank.



Cemetery Mass
The annual Mass for the Faithful Departed will be held on Wednesday, August 13 at 7 pm at St. John’s Cemetery. In the event of inclement weather, the mass will be held in the church.



Backpack Program
Each year, the York Region Food Network coordinates a Backpack Program that provides basic school supplies through the food banks directly to children in low-income families. The CWL is supporting this important program by collecting items for these backpacks. You can drop off items at any time in the Stained Glass Room. We require new items only such as backpacks, binders, paper, pencils, coloured pencils, erasers, pens, and pencil cases. Younger children need crayons and high school students need scientific calculators and math sets.



CWL News - Raffle Tickets
Please remember that we need everyone to sell Raffle Tickets over the summer, as we have lost the lucrative outlets at the Farmers' Markets.  Contact Joan Fray for tickets at 905-895-9295. Tickets will be sold after masses on July 6 & 20 and August 10 & 24.


“To fully realize the League is a gift”
Personal fulfillment deepens the desire to belong, to support, to walk with our League sisters. One can experience fulfillment by:
•achieving individual and collective spiritual development
• promoting the teachings of the Catholic Church
• exemplifying the Christian ideal in home and family life
• protecting the sanctity of human life
• enhancing the role of women in church and society
•recognizing the human dignity of all people everywhere
•upholding and defending Christian education and values in the modern world
•contributing to the understanding and growth of religious freedom, social justice, peace and harmony



Wedding Banns
There is a promise of marriage between:

Nicholas Selemidis & Concetta D’Apice
Aaron Broad & Jennifer Do Alamo
John Steele & Adriana Pupo
Mark Van Zandvoort & Sarah Subhan
Carmen Chiarelli & Daniella Butera

Candle-Lighting Remembrance
Over the summer Candle-lighting Remembrances will take place on Tuesday, July 22 and Tuesday, August 26 after the 7 pm mass. Come and light a candle and say a prayer to remember a deceased relative or friend.



Knights of Columbus
There will be Knights of Columbus meetings on Tuesdays, July 8 and August 12 at 7:30 pm in the Bishop Clune Room of the Parish Centre. All members are encouraged to attend.



Poor Box
Thank you for remembering the St. Vincent de Paul Society. The total amount collected for the first four weeks of June was $924.24, which is enough to provide food and other necessities to about 14 people in need in our community.



Faith Embodied -- Yoga
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. 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.

Summer is officially here
There will be some changes here at the parish during the summer months. Please make note of the following:
Summer office hours will be Monday through Thursday 9 am to 8 pm and Fridays, 9 am to 4 pm;
There will be no daily mass on Mondays from July 7 to September 1 inclusive;
The office will be closed on July 1 and August 4.

We wish everyone a safe and happy summer season.

Welcome Back BBQ
It’s hard to believe that school is out and summer holidays beginning. Before you go away on vacation be sure to mark Saturday, September 13 on your calendar for our Welcome Back BBQ after the 5 pm mass. This year the BBQ falls on the Feast of St. John Chrysostom, so we have another reason to come out and celebrate!



Catholicism:  The New Evangelization
In the fall, our parish will begin the study programme, Catholicism: The New Evangelization.  This programme is based on a documentary by Fr. Robert Barron which calls for evangelization that is new in ardour, expressions and methods.  Watch the bulletin in September for more information.



School Registration
Families wishing to register their children at a York Catholic elementary school can do so at the Catholic Education Centre, located at 320 Bloomington Rd W. in Aurora. Registrations will be available Mondays to Thursdays from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm until August 21. Registrations for secondary schools will take place at your local high school starting August 18.






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Announcements from previous weeks worth repeating



Easter Welcome!

We welcome all the people who were initiated into the church at the Easter Vigil.

The following were baptized:

Michelle Dao
Sotirat (Jason) Ros
Tiffany Ros
Donald Ros
Che Cheong (Peggy) Cheng
Géraldine Leggett (Gemma)
Haitao Liu
Ashlee Weedon
Tara Jam Shidi
Amanda Muhar
Madison Simmons
Christina Kamali
The following were received intothe Roman Catholic Church:
Benjamin Sandiford
Jennifer Lee Booth
Ryley Day
The following were confirmed:
Michelle Sanderse
Amanda Modrovsky
Robert Kamali
Meaghan Anne Villanueva
Mylene Villanueva


The following received first communion:
James Quinn
Nathan Jagger
Elijah De Souza



Mentioned in Deacon Garry's
homily, Feb. 8-9

The Joy of the Gospel
by Pope Francis I

PDF document



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.



Visiting Ministry
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 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.



Parish Donation Options
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.






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.


Weekly Donation Envelopes
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 parish website.


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.





Volunteer Opportunity
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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