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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 8:30 AM
  10 AM
  12 PM

Reconciliation:

Saturday,  9 AM to 10 AM

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.

 + Jim Meyer, + Marjorie McGinty, + Gerry Devlin, + Alice Eaglen,

+ Deanna Andrew, + Norman Bell, + Jean-Gabriel Castel, + Romi Walsh,

+ Brigid O'rourke, + Joyce Dias Lamoureux, + Joan Watson, +Matt Gleeson, + Denise Baranecki, Jhonny Mujica, + Alberto Samonte, + Marilyn Sher, and

+ Mary-Lou Gleeson

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

Office Hours
Monday 9:30 am - 4 pm
Tuesday 9:30 am - 4 pm
Wednesday 9:30 am - 4 pm
Thursday

Office Closed -

by Appointment only

Friday 9:30 am - 4 pm
Saturday  3 pm - 7 pm
Sunday 9:30 am - 2:30 pm

Make an Appointment

by calling

416-447-5571

 

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Celebrating First Communion

Communion creates community. Christ, living in them, brought them together in a new way. The spirit of the risen Christ, which entered them through the eating of the bread and drinking of the cup, not only made them recognize Christ himself, but also each other as members of a new community of faith. Communion makes us look at each other and speak to each other, not about the latest news but about him who walked with us. We discover each other as people who belong together because each of us now belongs to him.

~Henri Nouwen, With Burning Hearts: A meditation on the Eucharistic Life, Orbis Books, 1994.

 

Congratulations to the twenty-eight children who celebrate receiving Holy Communion for the first time this weekend. May you always experience the Presence of the Risen Lord throughout your lives and grow closer to Him in every way.

 

Catholic Education Week  ~ May 5, 2024 ~ “We are called to love.”

 

During Catholic Education Week (May 5 – 10, 2024), we give thanks for the gift of publicly funded Catholic Education in our province. Catholic schools foster supportive communities where children can experience the joy of God’s love and understand the Christian mission in the world. Together, our parishes, educators and families sow and nurture the seeds of faith with the next generation of Catholics, encouraging them to live lives of holiness and Christian witness as one body in Christ. To indicate your support of Catholic education and sign-up for email updates, visit: www.togetherinfaith.ca.

 

Nurturing Our Spirituality in the Second Half of Life

With a Focus on Care of the Body, Mind and Spirit

In Person Meeting

 

Tuesday May 7th 10:AM to 11:30AM

The Decluttering Battle Plan

Presented by Sharon Parenteau, Sales Representative S.M.A.R.T Realty Solutions.

Clutter is the #1 reason that seniors stay in a home that no longer suits their needs. It’s an enemy that can be defeated with a straightforward 5-step strategy that overcomes the overwhelm. Deal with surplus stuff with this expert-approved strategy. 

Sharon is a resale specialist with many years of experience helping downsizers transition from their oversized homes to comfortable downsizing living options. She offers many helpful workshops including Downsizing, Best Reno’s for Return on Investment and many more topics.

 

Tuesday May 21st 10AM to 11:30AM 

Fitness in The Second Half of Life

Presented by Kristina Marks

Living strong, fit, healthy, and happy lives, well into our 80s and beyond.  In this workshop we will explore various forms of exercise and the benefits they offer as we live out our second half of life well. We will discuss a plan of action for living our lives to the fullest as we continue to focus on the care of body, mind and spirit.

For over 20 years Kristina has participated in a strength training program. She is passionate about fitness and what it can do to improve quality of life. With her extensive post secondary education and manycertifications, she is excited to share her passion for muscle mechanics with people of all ages and backgrounds.

 

Living the Gospel: 2024 Parish Campaign

ShareLife Sunday Collections

March 17 | April 28 | June 2

 

Living the Gospel: 2024 Parish Campaign

ShareLife Sunday Collections

March 17 | April 28 | June 2

 

ShareLife: Embrace Jesus’ love and compassion through giving.

The Next ShareLife Sunday is June 2 and we call upon your compassionate hearts to support ShareLife. Through your love, Catholic agencies bring the hands of Christ to the most vulnerable members of our community.

 

Please give at the parish using a ShareLife envelope, online through our parish website, or at sharelife.org/donate.

 

Thus far, we have raised $47,620.15, or 40%, towards our parish goal of $119,000. 


 

Mary Grove Camp and Camp Ozanam Summer Camp

 

imagesMarygrove Camp and Camp Ozanam are no-fee camps for girls,5-13, and boys,7-12, respectively.  If you are or know of a single parent family, or one with a lower net income, with a child or children interested in a week-long, overnight camp experience this summer, please call the SSVP helpline at 416-447-5571 ext. 570 for more information. Transportation to the camps is provided.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               

 

CASSEROLES FOR THE GOOD SHEPHERD CENTRE

IIf you are interested in making a casserole in support of the Good Shepherd Centre,

contact casseroles@st-bonaventure.ca or call the office at

416-447-5571. Pans and recipes will be available at the back of the church.

Please deliver your casseroles to the Ministry Centre prior to the last Monday of each month.

Thank you for helping!

 

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Icon  Description automatically generatedSERVING IN HOPE. Vincentians ‘Serve in Hope’ because we are called to bring the love of God and the compassion of Jesus to people in need.

St. Vincent said, “God demands first the heart, then the work”. It is only with our heart that we can bring compassion, respect and devotion to members of our community who are vulnerable and marginalized.

 

By visiting people in need in their homes and walking alongside to guide them to resources to break the cycle of poverty, we give them hope for the future.

Your generous donations to our poor boxes and through Canada Helps do help us make a difference. Thank you!

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Our confidential helpline is: 416-447-5571 ext. 570

In addition to donating through our poor boxes located at our three main exits, online donations can be made securely through our QR code or the following link:
https://www.canadahelps.org/en/charities/society-of-st-vincent-de-paul-st-bonaventure-conference/

 

Courtyard and Walkway Project

As you can see, our project is underway!

The walkways near the back of the Parish Centre and Ministry Centre have been removed and the area has been excavated. We are proceeding with repairs to the foundation walls and then they will be waterproofed. This area is not accessible.

 Currently, the following doors are closed and off limits:


1. The South side front door of the church is closed.

2. The North side Sacristy & back corridor of the Church is closed. Please use the back south side door, the Blessed Sacrament Chapel door and the North side front door.

3. The Ministry Centre front doors are closed. Please use the back door closest to the church. A doorbell has been installed.

4.The Parish Centre back doors are closed. Please use the front doors.

 

Donating Securities to the Parish Through the Archdiocese of Toronto

 

A donation of securities is one of the easiest and smartest ways to donate in Canada. When you donate to the Archdiocese of Toronto, you put stock in knowing that you are creating the greatest impact on the church and those we serve. Consider making a gift of securities to your parish or any one of our Archdiocesan charities.

 

With a gift of securities, you can receive an immediate donation receipt for the fair market value of the security. In addition, there is no capital gains tax applied to any benefit received from the sale of these securities. Listed securities include, stocks, bonds and mutual funds.

 

To donate listed securities, you can obtain our form, the Letter of Direction by visiting this link: https://www.archtoronto.org/en/offices-and-ministries/social-justice--outreach/development-and-sharelife/home/gifts-of-securities/

 

© The Franciscan Church of St. Bonaventure

1300 Leslie Street

Toronto, Ontario

Canada

M3C 2K9

416 447 5571

 
 
 
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