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COMPLETE LIST of parish events and meetings please view our
October 4, 2015, 27th
Sunday in Ordinary Time
What God has joined together,
let no man separate.
Special intentions (s.i.) Deceased (d.)
Mon. Oct. 5: Gerardo Molella (d.)
Tues. Oct. 6: Don Montague (d.)
Wed. Oct. 7: Francesca Beninati (d.)
Fri. Oct. 9: Adele Gedminas (d.)
Sat. Oct. 10: Ralph Jamieson (d.)
Last Week’s Collection: $5,187.31 + Pre-Authorized Giving (PAG)
$2,564.38 + Credit Card $1,243.29 = $8,994.98; Capital Campaign: $10.00 +
PAG $226.40 + Credit Card 197.26 = $433.66; Needs of the Canadian Church:
$515.00; St. Vincent de Paul: 285.15.
The next General Meeting of the CWL will be held on Tuesday, October 20, in
the Parish center, after the 7 pm Mass. Our guest speaker will be
representing the K. C. Cancer Cushion Fund.
All ladies of the Parish are invited to attend.
As we head into the next election please pay careful attention to the
current issues as they affect our faith and values. Ask your local MP what
his/her stand is on those issues. Weigh your decisions carefully but
whatever else you do...make sure to cast your vote.
Remember that if you do not speak up for what you want then someone else
will and it may not be what you want it to be.
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 19 at 11:15 am
in the Parish Centre.
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:
Wednesday, October 14 & 28 at 7 pm
(Communion): Wednesday, November 4 at 7 pm
Thank you for remembering the St. Vincent de Paul Society. The total amount
collected for September was $946.50. We sincerely thank you for your loonies
& toonies at the door. However, should you wish to contribute more please
place a cheque, in the SVDP poor box payable to St. Vincent De Paul and we
will gladly issue a tax receipt to you. New volunteers are always welcome.
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.
There is a promise of marriage between:
Samantha Dickinson & Michael Shepherd
Ann Young & Tak Koguchi
Thanksgiving Food Drive
As we give thanks for the many blessings we have, let us not forget
those in our community who are not as fortunate. Donations of dry and canned
goods will be received at the offertory at all the masses next weekend.
* 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!
New Parishioners Welcome
The next Welcome Sunday for new parishioners will be November 1 after
the 10 am mass. Refreshments will be served after mass in the Gathering
Room. New parishioners can register through our website, by calling the
parish office or filling out a registration form located at the back of the
church. All parishioners are encouraged to attend and welcome our new
parishioners to the parish.
Rose of Sharon Open House
You are invited to attend an Open House at the Rose of Sharon, to
celebrate their 30th anniversary on October 22 from 5 – pm at 361 Eagle St.,
Newmarket. Tour the centre, ask questions, hear personal stories from young
mothers, enjoy light refreshments & win a door prize. Please RSVP by October
8, to Leah Walker at
New Beginnings Inspirational Talk
You are invited to attend a seminar entitled “The Role of
Spirituality/Religiosity in the Movement through Loss and Grief” with Dr.
Ken Fung, M.D. F.R.C.S. on Monday, October 19, at 6:30 pm at the Catholic
Pastoral Centre, 1155 Yonge St. 4th Floor. Dr. Fung will explore the
benefits of spirituality and religiosity in our movement through loss and
grief, illustrating how the pathways of faith - experienced, affiliative,
searching, and owned - inspire well-being. There is no cost for this event.
Blessing and Exchange of Rings
During the Catholic wedding ceremony, the couple exchanges rings as a
sign of their new union. The action helps seal the words they just said when
they exchanged their consent to each other. The ceremony assumes that each
will give a ring to the other. Both partners are giving their consent, and
the double ring ceremony underscores this. During the marriage rite, the
priest or deacon says a blessing over the rings. The priest or deacon may
sprinkle the rings with holy water, but this is not required. When the
blessing is done, a server usually holds a tray upon which the rings are
placed. Otherwise, the rings may be held in the palm of someone’s hand. They
may even be raised up for the blessing so that those in attendance can see
the rings as the words are spoken. The groom takes the bride’s ring and
places it on her ring finger. The bride takes the groom’s ring and places it
on his ring finger. Each may say a text, such as ”N., take this ring as a
sign of my love and fidelity, in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and
of the Holy Spirit.”
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Announcements from previous weeks worth repeating
Plans are well underway in preparation for the
parish 175th Anniversary in 2016. Celebrations and special events will take
place throughout the year culminating in a Mass and banquet in June. Mark
the following dates on your calendars:
January 2 & 3: Opening weekend with all masses dedicated to the
March: Choir concert & special preacher (date to be determined);
May 28: Family Carnival
May 29: Afternoon Tea – A Step Back in Time;
June 3: Pub Night;
June 4: Mass with Cardinal Collins followed by banquet at the Mansion in
are putting together a special edition yearbook. If you have any old
pictures that you would like to contribute call Christine Way Skinner at
905-898-4137and she will arrange to get them from you.
Volunteers will also be required to assist with the various functions.
Notify the parish if you would like more information on helping out with one
of the special events.
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!
Mentioned in Deacon Garry's
homily, Feb. 8-9, 2014
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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