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                                                                      Lighting Prayers


                                                                  Third Week of Advent


God of joy and compassion, you send glad tidings to the lowly and break through the darkness with your great light. As we light these candles, help us remember that the Good News is on its way. May we announce it in what we do and what we say. We ask this in the name of Jesus the Lord.


Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament

Fridays of Advent, following the 9:00 a.m. Mass concluding at 10:30 a.m. with Benediction.

Diocesan-Wide Day of Confessions

St. Bonaventure Church Day of Confessions, Wednesday, December 14, 9:30 - 10:30 a.m.; 12:00 - 1:00 p.m.; 7:00 - 8:00 p.m.

All priests in the Archdiocese have been asked to hear confessions several times throughout the day. This is not meant to replace parish reconciliation services but to deepen the experience of this healing sacrament.                  

Christmas Liturgies

Christmas Eve

4:00  p.m. Children's Mass with Pageant

4:15  p.m. Mass in the Parish Centre. This mass is to reduce over crowding and to comply with the

                  fire regulations concerning the number of people that can safely be housed in our Church.

                  If you arrive after the Church is filled, you will be asked to go to the Parish Centre for the

               mass. We encourage younger parishioners to Park at the Botanical Gradens.

7:00  p.m. Mass

9:30  p.m. Festival of Carols and Poems

10:00 p.m. Mass During the Night

Christmas Day

10:00 a.m. Mass During the Day



Knights of Columbus Sock Drive

The Knights of Columbus, St. Francis Council 5080 welcome donations of new, heavy duty, warm socks, mitts and underwear for the Good Shepherd Centre. Please place your donations in the box marked “Advent Sock Drive” at the back of the Church. Your generosity is greatly appreciated.

Baking for the Homeless – Youth Event

Saturday, December 10, 2016, 1:00- 5:00 p.m. at the Francis Room/kitchen

We will be baking and decorating Christmas themed baked goods for the homeless. Grade 6 and older. If you wish to attend, please RSVP to: Snacks and drinks are provided for those who wish to attend and please let us know if you have any dietary restrictions. Parents are welcome as well. For information regarding upcoming Youth Ministry events and activities please check out the Youth Ministry Blog:


Franciscan Pilgrimage to Rome and Poland                   

Friar David Stachurski is part of the team that will be leading the pilgrimage from August 7-18, 2017. We will be walking the footsteps of St. Maximilian Kolbe as we celebrate the 100th Anniversary of the founding of the Militia of the Immaculata, a worldwide movement of Marian consecration he founded. Cost from Toronto is $3,480. Brochures are available in the back of the church for detailed information.





Casseroles for the Good Shepherd Centre

The deadline for this month casseroles is Thursday, December 29, 2016. If you can spare a few hours, contact Eva Trace, 416.447.3040.


  Secular Franciscan Meeting

There will be a Secular Franciscan meeting Monday, December 19, 2016 at 6:30 pm, Francis room.


Spiritual Growth in the Second Half of Life

Tuesdays, 10 am, December 13 at Francis Room, hosted by Maureen McDonnell, D. Min., Maturing Adults Minister.


          2017 Dates and Programme Topics

January 17: The Path to Spiritual Awakening-

                   Opening ourselves to the practice of

                   Contemplative Dialogue

January 24:  Communal Discernment: How do we

                    nurture our community spiritual

                    identity in our second half of life?

February 14: Images of God and images of Aging-

                    How are these connected in me?

February 21: Aging and Wisdom: What qualities

                    Do you look for in a wise person?

March 7:      Aging Well: Generativity: an essential

                    Dimension to successful aging; What

                    Is my legacy?

April 4:         Be well, Be Wise and Be Holy;

                    Spirituality of Aging Savouring the

                    Fruits of Awareness, Reflection and



Mark these dates of next gatherings on your calendar. To register call 416-447-5571 Ext. 550 or email at





The 2017 Offering envelopes are ready for pick up. Please contact the Parish Office with any address changes so we can update our records.



  Family of Faith Campaign


We have raised $1,245,170 or 130% of our goal of $960,000.  Congratulations!


We have reached the end of an extremely successful campaign! Our parish families’ outpouring of generosity and sacrifice is astounding and inspiring. On behalf of the parish, and all the volunteers who assisted with the Family of Faith campaign, thank you for your prayers and support of this historic effort! Thank you for your generous pledges and your thoughtful prayers!  We could not have done it without you. Tax Receipts for the Family of Faith Campaign Will be issued by the Archdiocese of Toronto on February 16, 2016. 


Donate Now Please consider making a donation to the parish. We appreciate your support!       

Weekday Liturgy

Monday to Friday, 9 am
Saturday: 9 am
Public Holidays: 9 am
Reconciliation: Saturday, 4 pm

Sunday Liturgy
Saturday Vigil: 5 pm
Sunday: 8:30 am, 10 am,

12 noon

Ministry Centre


Office Hours
Monday to Thursday
9:00 am – 4:30 pm

closed 12:30 pm to 1:30 pm

9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Saturday 2:00 pm – 6:30 pm
Sunday 9:30 am – 1:30 pm

David Stachurski, OFM Conv.
Associate Pastor
Peter Knaapen, OFM Conv.

Lay Pastoral Associate

Gregory Beath

Parish Manager
Connie Durante

Pastoral Assistant

Nimfa Chua

Rev. Sal Badali

In case of a life and death situation, after office hours, click for contact information

St. Clare Inn Office

1320 Leslie Street, Suite 200

Toronto ON M3C 2K9


Franciscan Ministries

1320 Leslie Street, Suite 200

Toronto ON M3C 2K9


St. Anthony of Padua

Mission Aid

1320 Leslie Street, Suite 100

Toronto ON M3C 2K9







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