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The Franciscan Church of St. Bonaventure

1300 Leslie Street, Toronto, ON., M3C 2K9

Telephone: 416-447-5571    Fax: 416-447-4082

Website: www.st-bonaventure.ca

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Mass Times
Monday 9 AM
Tuesday 9 AM
Wednesday 9 AM
Thursday 9 AM
Friday 9 AM
Saturday 5 PM
Sunday 8 AM
  10 AM
  12 PM

Please Pray!

In our charity we remember those who are ill and all who have requested a remembrance in our prayers. We commend to the Lord the members of our parish who died recently:

+ Ann Hartford, + Geoffrey Rochard, + Catherine Hogg, + Evangeline Beltran,

+Leslie Rolko, + David Roche Sullivan, + Maria Evidente, + Arthur Beamon,

+ Frank Horgan Jr., + Marilyn Murphy, + Phia Hibbeln, + Myrna Haverty, + Douglas Peters, + Gordon Owens, + Paul O'Connor, + Terrance Wolff, + Frances MacDonald,

+ Elisabeth (Lili) Draws + Frank Polansky + Ralph Stukator, + Nimfa Chua,

+ Antoine Bonello, + Karl Kremer, + Rosemarie Perkins,

+ Marie Turnbull

May heaven be theirs and may peace be to those who mourn their passing.

Office Hours
Monday 10 - 4
Wednesday 10 - 4
Friday 10 - 4

Or by Appointment by calling

416-447-5571

 

Please pray for the repose of the soul of

Marie Veronica Kolesar,

Fr. Dennis Mason's sister.

Please pray for peace, comfort and consolation for her children and family.

 

If you have not yet made your donation, you can still support our parish’s ShareLife campaign

by giving online at:

https://sharelife.org/donate/

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Daily Mass: Monday to Friday at 9:00 AM

Saturday: 5:00 PM

Sunday: 8:00 AM,10:00 AM and 12:00 Noon

While masks are no longer mandated,

we encourage you to wear a mask inside the church.

 

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Toronto, ON M3C 2K9

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St. Bonaventure Feast Day, July 15

Prayer to St. Bonaventure

St. Bonaventure, your insights into the Mystery of God

move us to praise.

From you we learn of the Goodness of the Father

Who gives Himself to His Son.

We discover the Love of the Father and Son Who give

Themselves to the Holy Spirit.

You share with us the vision of God as a Community

of Three Persons united as One God.

You assure us that Father, Son and Spirit draw us

into Their life of Goodness and Love.

St. Bonaventure, pray for us, the members of the

parish that bears your name.

Grant us faith, hope and charity

To enjoy and share the Goodness and Love of our God.

Amen

 

 

Annual Mass for the Faithful Departed

After two years of COVID-19 restrictions,

Catholic Cemeteries & Funeral Services – Archdiocese of Toronto

is pleased to once again celebrate our annual mass in person. Our annual mass for the faithful departed will be celebrated on Wednesday, August 17 at 7 p.m. Masses throughout Greater Toronto Area and Barrie will take place for the souls of the deceased buried at our Catholic cemeteries.

Cemetery locations and celebrants for this year’s annual mass are as follows:

Assumption Cemetery, Mississauga
Most Rev. Ivan Camilleri
Christ the King Cemetery, Markham
Most Rev. Robert Kasun
Holy Cross Cemetery, Thornhill
His Eminence Thomas Cardinal Collins
Mount Hope Cemetery, Toronto
Rev. Msgr. Paul Zimmer
Queen of Heaven Cemetery, Woodbridge
Rev. Msgr. John Borean
Resurrection Cemetery, Whitby
Most Rev. Vincent Nguyen
St. Mary’s Cemetery, Barrie
Most Rev. John A. Boissonneau

 

 

Pope Francis in Canada

Healing and Reconciliation

You will find extensive information, including:

– The meeting between Pope Francis and Indigenous Delegates (March 28 to April 1, 2022);
– A section on prayer and spirituality;
– A chronology of the Canadian Catholic Bishops involvement in the healing and reconciliation journey;
– Significant moments of encounter with Popes prior to Francis.

https://www.papalvisit.ca/healing-and-reconciliation/

https://www.cccb.ca/indigenous-peoples/

 

Prayer for Summertime

 

Loving God, Creator of all times and places, we thank you for the gift of summertime, the days of light, warmth and leisure.

Thank you for the beauty that surrounds us everywhere we look: the multi-colored flowers, the deep blue of the sky, the tranquil surface of lakes, the laughter of children at play, people strolling in parks, families gathered around picnic tables and the more time to spend with family and friends.

As we open our eyes and ears to the landscape of nature and people, open our hearts to receive all as gift. Give us that insight to see you as the Divine Artist. Help us to realize and appreciate that you are laboring to keep all in existence. Warm our souls with the awareness of your presence.

Let all the gifts we enjoy this summer deepen our awareness of your love so that we may share this with others and enjoy a summertime of re-creation.
Amen

 

Prayer for the Ukraine

prepared by the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops

God of peace and justice,

We pray for the people of Ukraine today.

We pray for peace and the laying down of weapons.

We pray for all those who fear for tomorrow,

that your Spirit of comfort would draw near to them.

We pray for those with power over war or peace,

for wisdom, discernment and compassion to guide their decisions.

Above all, we pray for all your precious children, at-risk and in fear,

that you would hold and protect them.

We pray in the name of Jesus, the Prince of Peace.

Amen

 

A Prayer for the Synod

Lord Jesus Christ, Shed the light of Your Holy Spirit among us. We seek to do the will of Our Father. Jesus, grant us the grace to listen for Your voice as we listen to one another.

Guide us as we walk the road of the Gospel together.

We ask these graces of You, Jesus, Who live with the Father and the Holy Spirit, one God forever and ever.

Amen. 

To learn more about the Synod on Synodality and to share your thoughts. Your participation is incredibly important for the success of the Synod on Synodality, so we kindly ask you to complete the survey in the link below. Thank you and God bless.

  

https://www.archtoronto.org/en/outreach/news/archdiocesan/the-synod-on-synodality-share-your-thoughts/

https://www.archtoronto.org/globalassets/media/images/infographics/synod-on-synodality/synod-synodality-poster.pdf

 

The Society of St. Vincent de Paul

When we give to the poor, God indeed pours his love, peace and joy into our hearts, into our lives and into the hearts of those who are poor.

A Member of Parliament recently remarked, “Inflation is theft of the poor.”  In other words, inflation hurts the least affluent among us the most:  for instance, those on low fixed incomes and those whose employment is casual and part time.  As we all cope with the inconvenience and even hardship of the rising cost of just about everything, please remember the less fortunate who struggle to pay their rent and utilities, as well as buy nutritious food for themselves and their families.

Thank you to our loyal benefactors who have continued their donations throughout the pandemic; to those parishioners who contributed clothing and footwear during our recent Bundle Weekend; and to all who remember our Poor Boxes.  Every donation allows Vincentians to assist our neighbours in need with grocery gift cards.

Our confidential helpline is: 416-447-5571 ext. 570 for those who need assistance. Thank you!
Online donations can be made securely through the following link:
https://www.canadahelps.org/en/charities/society-of-st-vincent-de-paul-st-bonaventure-conference/

Or by cheque made payable to Society of St. Vincent de Paul and mail to:

Society of St. Vincent de Paul
c/o St. Bonaventure Church
1300 Leslie St.
Toronto, ON  M3C 2K

 

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1300 Leslie Street

Toronto, Ontario

Canada

M3C 2K9

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