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September 14, 2014

Exaltation of the Holy Cross

The Son of Man must be lifted up ( John 3.13-17)
 


 

 

 


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. 15: Anita Campbell (d.)
Tues. Sept. 16: CWL
Wed. Sept. 17: Italian Social Group
Thurs. Sept. 18: Jorge Cerna (d.)

 

 

Weekly Collection
Last Week’s Collection: $6,820.45 + Pre-Authorized Giving (PAG) $2,689.69 + Credit Card $902.21 = $10,412.35; Capital Campaign: $1,219.00 + PAG $275.07 + Credit Card 147.76 = $1,641.83; St. Vincent de Paul: $234.55.

 

 

CWL News - An invitation
The CWL is rooted in gospel values and calls you and all members to holiness through Service to all people of God. All women of our St. John Chrysostom Parish are invited to join the CWL as we pray for one another and walk the gospel road together. Want to know more about the CWL in your parish? Come to our General Meeting on September 16 following the 7:00 pm Mass.

Raffle Tickets
Just a reminder that our "Early Bird" draw for our 47th Annual Bazaar and Raffle Draw takes place at the general meeting on September 16. Please return all sold stubs at or before that meeting.  If anyone needs more tickets, please call Joan Fray at 905-895-9295.


Ticket Sales
Members of the CWL will be selling raffle tickets at the back of the church after all the masses this weekend.

 

Marriage Banns
There is a promise of marriage between:
Sheldon Munroe & Megan Puddester


Italian Social Group
The opening date of the Italian Social Group for the 2014/2015 season is Wednesday, September 17, from 10 am to 3 pm. Come and enjoy good company, conversation, good food, crafts, Tombola and cards. If you are interested in joining, please contact Angela at 905-898-5944 or Maria at 905-895-9665.

 

 

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

 

Considering Becoming Catholic?
We will hold “Inquiry” sessions for the Rite of Christian Initiation (RCIA) beginning on Thursday, September 25 at 7:30 pm 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.

 

 

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 Monday, September 29 at 7 pm. Please call the church if you would like to participate.

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.  There will be a training session on Monday, September 22 at 7 pm in the parish centre.  Please contact the office to let us know if you are interested in helping.

 

 

New Choir Members Welcome
We welcome anyone who is interested in joining the Choir. Speak to David if this is something you are considering. The choir sings at the 10 am mass and rehearses Wednesdays at 7:30 pm for about 90 minutes starting September 17.

Position: Choir member in the soprano, alto, tenor and bass section. No others need apply.
Physical Qualifications: Must be able to carry light musical notes partway across the church. Must have good vision to see the director.
Experience: No applications accepted from persons who have not sung, hummed or whistled in the tub or shower at some time.
Advancement Opportunity: Members who demonstrate unusual ability or courage might sing a solo or cant the psalm.
Retirement: After your voice reaches the place where it can hit two notes at once, you can once again return to the rest of the assembly and sit and sing with them.

 

Catholicism: The New Evangelization
This fall the parish is planning to present a study programme on the New Evangelization.
The programme explores the Church’s mission within the challenges of the contemporary society and focuses on the cultural obstacles the Church faces today.
 

We will meet in the Parish Centre from 7:30 pm to 9:00 pm on the following Monday evenings: September 29, October 6, 20, 27 and November 3 and 10. If you plan on attending, call the parish office by Monday, September 15 so we know how many supplies to purchase. The cost will be approximately $25 per person.

 

 

Family of Faith Campaign
The Family of Faith Campaign is a fundraising effort being undertaken by the Archdiocese of Toronto and its 225 parishes. The money raised by the campaign will go towards 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 as well as projects in our own parish.


So far we have raised just over $400,000 of the $735,000 parish goal. Each household is invited to contribute to the success of this initiative in a way appropriate to them. If you have made a pledge please make sure to bring it to the office or to Father Bob as soon as possible.

 

 

Update on Refugee Sponsorship
Good news!  The Syrian refugees that our parishes are sponsoring have had their applications approved.  The three siblings, Zena, Sabri and Reem, are just waiting to be told to submit their passports so that their travel arrangements to Canada can be made.  The other young woman, Heyam, needs to get a new passport before her travel arrangements can be made. We should welcome them this fall - any time from three weeks to three months from now.  When we have a date for arrival, we will be requesting parish help for furniture, household goods, ideas for employment, etc.  We will keep you posted.
Thank you for your prayers and support.

 

 

The Air we Breathe

Who doesn’t like the smell of a rose or the crisp dewy freshness of a fall day. The world is full of wonderful smells. Some smells, however, especially those in perfumes, colognes, deodorant and hairsprays are allergens and make some people sick. Please remember those around you when come to church on Sundays and try to keep your fragrances to a minimum.

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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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