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   THE FRANCISCAN CHURCH OF ST. BONAVENTURE

         1300 Leslie St., Toronto, ON., M3C 2K9; Tel.416-447-5571;Fax:416-447-4082

                                              Website: www.st-bonaventure.ca

               YOU ARE ALWAYS WELCOME AT ST. BONAVENTURE!

                                                                               

                            GROWING IN SPIRIT, COMMUNITY AND SERVICE

        Inspired by St. Francis we seek to live and proclaim the gospel in our daily lives,responding to

                 the spiritual hungers of the community and becoming an oasis of peace, prayer and service.

                       

 

                                                       

                                                                            May 20, 2018

                                                                      Pentecost Sunday

                          

                                                                                                    

                                                                                 

                                                                                           Come Holy Spirit!

We read in the Gospels “But the Advocate, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, will teach you everything and remind you of all that I have said to you.” (John 14:26). This act of reminding and recalling is stated very clearly in the Catechism of The Catholic Church, (No. 1099) “The Holy Spirit is the Church’s living memory.” On this great feast and birth of the Church, let us pray for the gift of memory, and for the courage to move from the empowering mystery of the Upper Room to the reality of daily life.

               

                                                              Come Holy Spirit, fill the hearts of your faithful

                                                                        And kindle in us the fire of your Love!

                                                                                     Lord, send us your Spirit,

                                                                          And renew the face of the earth…

                                                       The face of our Church, the face of our communities,

                                                                      Our own faces, our own hearts. Amen

 

                                        Words Made Flesh Vol. II-Biblical Reflections for Year B by Fr. Thomas Rosica, CSB

                                                                                                                             

                            

 

                                                                                 Ministry with Maturing Adults

                                                               

                                                                Summer Film and Book Club

Tuesdays, 9:30 am – 12:00 pm, June 5 & 19, July 10 & 24 and August 7 & 21, in the Francis Room.

Let us share our enjoyment of films and books, connecting with others and enjoying community spirit with coffee and cake. Which films to see? What books to enjoy and ponder this summer? All are welcome. Bring a friend. Contact Maureen McDonnell at

416-447-5571 ext. 550 or maureen@st-bonaventure.ca

 

                                                                         Prayer for the Seven Gifts of the Holy Spirit

                                                                                                             God grant me:                               

                                                                                                   The Spirit of Wisdom

that I may despise the perishable things of this world and aspire only after the things that are eternal

The Spirit of Understanding

to enlighten my mind with the light of Your divine truth

The Spirit of Right Judgement, or counsel

that I may ever choose the surest way of pleasing God and gaining heaven

The Spirit of Courage, or Fortitude

that I may bear my cross with You and that I may overcome with courage all the obstacles that oppose my salvation

The Spirit of Knowledge

that I may know God and know myself and grow perfect in the science of the Saints

The Spirit of Reverence, or Piety

that I may find the service of God sweet and amiable

and The Spirit of Wonder and Awe or Fear of the Lord

that I may be filled with a loving reverence towards God and may dread in any way to displease Him.

Amen.

 

 

Pentecost Sunday

May 19th and 20th weekend

Everyone is asked to wear something red that day as a sign of the Holy Spirit’s descent upon our community.           

 

 Unauthorized Handouts and Posting in the Parish

We recently had unauthorized distributions of pamphlets and advertisements in the parking lot and unauthorized posting in the Church bulletin board. Parish sanctioned events, materials and information are not promoted this way. Persons, businesses, and organizations wishing to advertise to our parishioners must speak to Fr. Peter or Connie Durante in order to receive permission to do so. Thank you for your cooperation!

 

Requests for Baptism Records

To request a copy of your child’s baptism record, contact the Ministry Centre by phone or email nimfa@st-bonaventure.ca. Provide your child’s full name, date of birth and approximate date of Baptism. You will also need to provide photo identification such as a copy of your driver’s license or passport.

Requests need to be made 5 days in advance of the time that the record is needed. In keeping with

the policies of the Archdiocese of Toronto, we follow civil legislation pertaining

to privacy and access to information.

Stewardship: A Way of Living

May 13 Offertory Collections

Thank you for your generous donations.

Regular Collection: $ 9,199.35

Pope’s Pastoral Works: $ 215.00

Pre-Authorized Giving: $ 2,926.00   

Donate Now: $ 328.00

 

 Second Collections:

May 27 – Third ShareLife Sunday

June 3 – Maintenance Fund Offering

June 10 – Marygrove Camp Offering

 

 

Gifts of Securities

Do you have securities that have gone up in value? You can now make your parish offertory and special collections gifts using securities (stocks, mutual funds, bonds). You will not have to pay any capital gains on securities gift and you will get a tax receipt for the full amount. For more information contact the Development Office of the Archdiocese of Toronto at 416-934-3411 or email:  development@archtoronto.org

Theology and Tea

Next T and T will be on Thursday, May 31st and June 14th after the 9:00 am Mass. The sessions are

open to all parishioners and their friends.

 

Parish Gardens

We need lots of helping hands to plant our Parish Gardens on Saturday, May 26th. Start time is 9:30 am and bring your garden tools. We will provide lunch. Call the Ministry Centre if you can help at 416-447-5571.

      

                                       

Oh, what a night!  We wish to express our gratitude to all who supported our “Black & White: Oh, What A Night” celebration by your presence, donations, thoughts, and prayer.  Thank you all in the name  of  those  who  call St. Clare Inn their home.  Our evening was blessed with some 265 participants and we raised over $46,000.  It was an evening of great fun!  Thanks, Friar Tom & the Committee who created the evening!

2018 Offertory Envelopes

2018 Offertory Envelopes have been moved to the Ministry Centre.We made some changes to some of the envelope assignments so your number may be changed.Please write your name, address and telephone number on your envelop. Thank you!

                                

     

    Living the Gospel by supporting ShareLife agencies

“As we begin our ShareLife campaign, we are encouraged to “Live the Gospel” in all that we do. How do we demonstrate that in our community? Living the Gospel may mean helping single mothers to care for their newborn children, or being available to families facing difficulties, or welcoming refugee families to our community. For more than 41 years, countless individuals have experienced this compassionate care offered by our agencies. Please support our annual archdiocesan appeal during this Lenten season!”

~ Thomas Cardinal Collins, Archbishop of Toronto

ShareLife is the official annual charitable appeal of the Archdiocese of Toronto, raising funds to help support a large family of Catholic Agencies. Annually, ShareLife social service agencies provide services to many people locally and assist countless more in developing countries around the world. They feed the hungry, shelter the homeless, protect the meek and care for the sick. In 42 municipalities, in 225 parishes, and in more than 20 languages, those in need received professional, faith-informed and compassionate care as a result of our generosity.

  

To Support St. Clare Inn...

The Loblaws group of companies admitted to participating in a price fixing scheme relating to packaged bread. In addition to cooperating into the issue, Loblaws has offered a goodwill gesture in the form of a $25 gift card to anyone who has purchased bread from Loblaws, Supercenters, No Frills, Zehrs, Fortinos, Valu-mart etc. over the last 14 years. Registration for the gift cards runs from January 8th to May 8th at www.loblawcard.ca.

      

Since then, there has been much press about the gift card with a push for individuals to register for the $25 gift card and donate it to a charity. This desire to pass on this goodwill gesture to charities has gained considerable traction over the last month.

      

Which brings me to St. Clare Inn. Our weekly groceries for residents are purchased at No Frills, which is part of the Loblaws group of companies. Should anyone qualify to register for the $25 Gift Card and are looking for a local charity to support, St. Clare Inn would gladly accept your donated card and use the funds to purchase food at No Frills for the residents of St. Clare Inn. Thanks!

                                                                                                                                                                                                ~ Friar Tom Purcell

 

The Franciscan Church of St. Bonaventure         
Report to our Parish community on the Financial Results for 2017      
                     YEAR ENDED DECEMBER 31
2017     2016
For the year, Parish support through weekly collections,
Easter & Christmas offerings amounted to:  $       662,733  $       687,630
Out of these receipts, we must meet the operating 
expenses for the Church, which were:
 Salaries and benefits ( Note 2 )             412,905           454,493
 Parish Operations ( Note 3 )           139,845             157,902
 Maintenance & Utilities ( Note 4)           107,981           119,394
 Archdiocesan Assessment  ( Note 5 )           105,697           110,491
Total Operating Expenses  $       766,428  $       842,280
 Since our regular collections and contributions were less than         
expenses,  we experienced an Operating Loss of:    $     (103,695)      $     (154,650)
 During the year we received  income from various other sources:
 - Contributions received for Ministry Programmes.  (The Church  
    portion of the Family of Faith Campaign) 78,833 78,288
 - Bulletin advertising, support from The Franciscan Friars and 
    offerings for weddings, baptisms and funerals, interest earned.              39,652             55,183
Total Other Income 118,485 133,471
Net Income (Loss)           $         14,790      $       (21,179)
                   
Maintenance Fund - Collections and Expenses 2017 2016
Opening Balance, 01 January  $       434,857  $       399,322
Collections, contributions and interest earned              57,784             49,551
          492,641           448,873
Expenditures                      -              (14,016)
Closing Balance, 31 December  $       492,641  $       434,857
In 2017 there were no payments from the Maintenance Fund
In 2016, we purchased defibrillators and a new computer server
Balance Sheet as at December 31     2017     2016
Current Assets
 Cash in banks - operating funds  $         98,774  $         93,284
 Accounts receivable, prepaid expenses           226,700           156,474
 Total Current Assets           325,474           249,758
 Reserve Funds (Note 6)           492,641           434,857
Total Assets  $       818,115  $       684,615
Liabilities & Equity
Archdiocesan Assessment Due  $       105,481  $         54,591
Accounts payable           166,966           156,930
Total Liabilities           272,447           211,521
Equity-Excess of Assets over Liabilities           545,668           473,094
Total Assets & Liabilities        $       818,115      $       684,615
The Franciscan Church of St. Bonaventure -Financial Report - 2017      
Notes to Financial Report              
Note 1. Your Church supported the following  Archdiocesan Campaigns       
                2017 2016
Share Life   $     116,051  $       105,475
Holy Land              5,915                6,342
Papal Charities              2,402                3,010
Marygrove Camp              3,368                3,845
Catholic Missions in Canada & Scarborough Foreign Missions              3,287                3,563
Needs of the Canadian Church               2,556                3,200
Mission Co-op              3,489                5,549
World Mission Sunday              2,909                3,206
Shepherd's Trust               6,621                6,141
Humanitarian Relief              1,597                8,751
Total Archdiocesan Collections   $     148,195  $       149,082
     
In addition ,     St. Clare Inn  $          7,510  $           9,970
  Refugee Project  $                  -  $               974
The Archdiocesan Family of Faith  Campaign was very succesful, raising $1,247,480 in
donations and pledges , 130% of the goal of $960,000. The Parish recieves 25% of the     
pledge payments received by the campaign office during the year & these were:   $     295,368  $       380,197
Note 2. Salaries & Benefits
Salaries & benefits include:
* Salaries for the pastor, associate pastor,  and other pastoral help throughout the year.
* Parish staff includes 3 full-time employees: parish manager, lay pastoral associate and custodian;
   part-time custodian, cook, housekeeper, youth animator and clerical help as required throughout the year.
Note 3. Parish Operations
 These expenses include:
 * Liturgical:   Wine, hosts, candles, music, flowers, vestments, prayer books.
 * Pastoral Ministry: Youth ministry, adult education, retreats, hospital chaplaincy,
help to the needy. 
 * Administration: Office expenses, postage, photocopier costs, weekly envelopes,
stationery, supplies.
Note 4. Maintenance and Utilities
These expenses include:
 * Heat, power and water
 * Landscaping, snow and garbage removal, taxes, insurance
 * Repairs and maintenance
Note 5. Archdiocesan Assessment
 The Archdiocese of Toronto levies a 15% assessment on all parish collections, (excluding  
 maintenance funds, gifts and bequests) to be used to help support poorer parishes as   
 well as helping to build other parishes and support Diocesan services.
Note 6. Reserve Funds consist of: 2017 2016
 Maintenance & Improvement collections held for future use.   $     492,641  $       434,857
                                              
 
 
 

Administration

Those who have not pick up their Sunday Offertory Envelopes they are moved to the Ministry Centre. Please contact the Ministry Centre with any address changes at 416-447-5571.

 

 

            Family of Faith Campaign Update

Totals are as of August 31, 2017

Campaign Goal                     $   960,000

Total Pledged                      $1,293,430

Total Collected                    $  629,783

Parish Share of Collected       $  151,921

Funds Available                    $   45,419

Please remember to contribute toward your pledge, which you made to Family of Faith campaign. Your continued payments of your commitment to our campaign will enable us to continue funding ministry that will help in many practical ways to welcome and to serve those who come to our church to encounter Christ. Faith Formation, Ministry for Maturing Adults and Youth Ministry are the three areas of focus for our campaign funds. Your generosity is much appreciated!

  

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


Weekday Liturgy

Monday to Friday, 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

416.447.5571

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

closed 12:30 pm to 1:30 pm
Friday

9:00 am - 3:00 pm

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


Parish Priest:
Fr. Peter Knaapen, OFM Conv.

Associate:

Fr. Tom Reist, OFM Conv.

Parish Manager:

Connie Durante

Lay Pastoral Associate:

Gregory Beath

Minister with Maturing Adults:

Maureen McDonnell

Pastoral Assistant:

Nimfa Chua

Deacon:
Rev. Mr. Sal Badali

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

 

St. Clare Inn Office

1320 Leslie Street,Ste.200

Toronto ON M3C 2K9

416.690.0330

www.stclareinn.org

Franciscan Ministries

1320 Leslie Street, Ste. 200

Toronto ON M3C 2K9

416.690.5611

St. Anthony of Padua

Mission Aid

1320 Leslie Street, Suite 100

Toronto ON M3C 2K9

416.690.9904

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