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September 28, 2014

26th Sunday in Ordinary Time


The tax collectors and the prostitutes are going into the kingdom of heaven ahead of you.

 

(Matthew 21.28-32)


 

 

 


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. 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!

 

 

 

Mass Intentions

Special intentions (s.i.) Deceased (d.)
Mon. Sept. 29: Jose Fina Delos Reyes (d.)
Tues. Sept. 30: David Canivet (d.)
Wed. Oct. 1: Tony Nabuurs (d.)

 

 

Weekly Collection
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.

 

 

CWL News  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.

Altar Server Training
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 Campaign
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.

 

 

Visiting Ministry
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 consideration.

 

 

Sacramental Preparation
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 parish:

 

First Reconciliation (Confession):  Wednesday, October 1 at 7 pm
Confirmation:  Wednesday, October 15 at 7 pm
First Eucharist (Communion):  Wednesday, November 5 at 7 pm

 

Ministry Weekend
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

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 19 at 11:15 am in the Parish Centre.

 

 

Reinventing Mom
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.

 

 

Municipal Elections 2014
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!
 

 

Food Drive
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.

Wee Spirit  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 cway@neptune.on.ca or 905-898-4137 if you are interested in coming so we know how many people to expect.

 

 

Gratitude for Mission Appeal
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 Guidance
As we prepare to choose our local governments throughout Ontario, let us pray for God’s guidance. 

God who governs the universe,
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. Amen

 

 

 

 

 


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Announcements from previous weeks worth repeating

 

 

 

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 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 905-836-0370.

 

 


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.
 

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 -- 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, 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.

 

 

Praying with Scripture
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 www.archtoronto.org/discipleship 

New Beginnings
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 divorced persons.  

 

 

 

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

The Joy of the Gospel
by Pope Francis I


PDF document

APOSTOLIC EXHORTATION
EVANGELII GAUDIUM
OF THE HOLY FATHER FRANCIS
TO THE BISHOPS, CLERGY,
CONSECRATED PERSONS
AND THE LAY FAITHFUL
ON THE PROCLAMATION OF THE GOSPEL
IN TODAY’S WORLD
 

 


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.

 


OLD NEWS

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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