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the Franciscan Friars and a Secular Franciscan fraternity of lay women and men

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                                          St. Bonaventure’s Pastoral Council          


Service:  Because we do not see our faith as a private matter but one that calls for action, prompted by faith we reach out to those in need: be they the sick and homebound of our parish, the poor in our neighborhood, a response to some calamity in the world, etc. In other words, we see by our worship that we are transformed to become more like Christ. So we move from the Liturgy of the Church to the Liturgy of Life. We take seriously the Gospel command to feed the hungry, slake the thirst, clothe the naked, etc…. And we do this not out of a sense of being nice people or do-gooders, but because we are compelled to see the face of God in the neediest among us.


Imagine our parish so on fire with a sense of justice and peace that we initiated a program of service for a particular group of people forgotten by society. Or willing to organize letter campaigns that promote our values to government leaders. Concretely, we see this in those who serve in our St. Vincent de Paul Society, the local Food bank volunteers, the Resettlement Committee.   

~ Friar David Stachurski


 Volunteers Making Our Parish ALIVE!

   Many thanks to the leaders of our various ministries for providing information and printed materials to our parishioners.

   Last week we had approximately 88 people sign up for ministries. We are still in need of additional people to fully staff our ministries.

   Some of these ministries involve very little extra time on your part. For instance, we still need additional Eucharistic Ministers, lectors, ushers.    You are already here for mass. Why not put your talents to use?

   Please contact the office if you are interested in serving in any of the following ministries: Hospitality Ministry; Lectors; Eucharistic Ministry; Faith Formation; Music Ministry; Youth Altar Server; Community Share Food Bank; Catholic Women’s League (CWL); Dr. Simone’s Canadian Food for Children and Sunday Coffee Team.


 Remembering Resistance

Thursday, 3rd November, 7:00 pm

St. Bonaventure Church, Parish Main Hall

One of the more successful resistance groups in The Netherlands was the Westerweel Group, which rescued some 250 Jewish youth. Guido Smit, will talk on what was involved in this rescue and what characterized its members. For more information, call Mr. G. Smit at 416-524-1534 or email: and /or Honey Carr at 416-839-4796 or email:

Spiritual Growth in the Second Half of Life

Tuesdays, 10 am, November 8 & 15 and December 6 & 13 at Francis Room. This series will be hosted by Maureen McDonnell, D.Min., Maturing Adults Minister. Brochures are at the back of the church. To register call

416-447-5571 Ext. 550 or e-mail her at


Ministry with Maturing Adults

Wednesdays, Oct. 19th to Nov. 23rd, 1:00 to 2:30 pm at Bonaventure Room

Ginny Doty, an experienced facilitator and addiction counsellor will be presenting a special six-week programme on ‘The Power of Forgiveness’. The Programme will deepen our understanding of forgiveness by engaging in guided conversations and reflections. Enrollment is limited to 10-12 persons. Call Ginny at 416-447-5571 Ext. 560 or email Maureen at maureen@st-bonaventure .ca to register.


Faith Formation

Have you recently received your Bachelor of Education degree? Are you still waiting to get hired at the Board? Would volunteering help develop your resume and your teaching skills? Please speak with Greg about some exciting opportunities at the parish to use your gifts. 416-447-5571 ext. 258


Sacramental Preparation 2016-2017

The information meetings are for parishioners of St. Bonaventure’s Church. If you are not registered with the parish, but worship here regularly or wish to make our community your spiritual home, then you are welcome! Please register your family as parishioners using the forms that you will find at the back of the church or on our website.


  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

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1320 Leslie Street, Suite 200

Toronto ON M3C 2K9


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Toronto ON M3C 2K9


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Toronto ON M3C 2K9







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