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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





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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


Beginning November 12

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:

+ 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, +Wendy Azzarello, + Paul Lynch, + Marysia Slubicka, + Helen Sunter, + Gerald Desjardins, + David Hui, + Teresa Brown,

+Patricia Docherty, + Nina Jagaric and +Flordelis

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



We are no longer live streaming our weekend Masses.

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Online Advent Retreat:

Pray-As-You-Go weekly podcast titled: "Down To Earth"

Resources for Children:


St. Clare Inn Office

1320 Leslie Street

Suite 200

Toronto, ON M3C 2K9




St. Anthony of Padua Mission Aid

1320 Leslie Street

Suite 100

Toronto, ON M3C 2K9





Christmas, Christmas time is near! We’re back live and in concert! Come join the Seraphim & Cherubim Chorus singing the Christmas songs you love as part of our Winter Song concert series. We're always so excited to bring our friends together to celebrate the season and sing songs that touch our hearts. Never a typical Christmas concert and always full of surprise tunes and reimagined classics.

Join us:

December 9th at St. Bonaventure Parish in Don Mills at 7:30pm

Tickets at


CWL Advent Luncheon

Sunday, December 11, 2022 from 1:00 to 3:00 PM

Open to CWL members and those interested in joining The League. The St. Bonaventure CWL Annual Advent Luncheon (in-person) will be held in the Parish Hall on December 11th. This is a good time to reconnect with your sisters in The League, pay your 2023 membership dues and have some fun. There will be entertainment and other surprises. Please plan to attend.

More information will be forthcoming email.


Advent Day of Confession – Wednesday, December 14, 2022

Advent Day of Confession for our parish is Wednesday December 14, 2022. Sacrament of Reconciliation is offered at the following times, in the church:

9:30 to 10:30 AM

1:00 to 2:00 PM

7:00 to 8:00 PM


This Week’s Mass Schedule

Monday, November 28


9 AM

Mike Sequeira

Tuesday, November 29


9 AM

† Jennifer Khayat

Wednesday, November 30


9 AM

  David Puddicome

Thursday, December 1


9 AM

† Peter Glowczewski

Friday, December 2


9 AM




Members of the Lobo Family

Karl Kremer

Saturday, December 3


5 PM

Leopoldina D'Souza

Sunday, December 4


8:30 AM

Terry Wolff


10 AM

† Dr. Karel and Giovanna Zuzek


12 PM

Anna Korbylo

Sanctuary Lamps are offered for:




Herbert Hill



Liturgy of the Word with Children

Sundays at the 10 AM Mass

Through the dedication of volunteers, we are fortunate to be able to invite children ages 4 to 9 to celebrate the Liturgy of the Word with their age and ability in mind. By providing a parallel celebration of the Liturgy of the Word, we help our youngest parishioners encounter the Lord, interiorize the message of the Sunday Gospel, and pray together. Please see the special pamphlet which describes Liturgy of the Word with Children in more detail.

Volunteers are needed to celebrate Liturgy of the Word with Children! Do you seek the Lord within the Scriptures? Are you at ease in the presence of children? Are you comfortable in front of a group? Do you have a couple of hours once or twice a month to prepare for the Liturgy of the Word? Or are you a young person that would like to read the scriptures, sing, or play an instrument? Are you able to gently assist with keeping a prayerful atmosphere? Then, you probably have the gifts necessary to serve in a variety of ways within this ministry. Kindly send an e-mail with your name and contact info to:

We will contact you to answer any questions you may have and provide training.  Volunteer screening with a police background check is mandatory for this ministry.



Food Drive in Support of e Good Shepherd Centre

November 19th - 20th & November 26th - 27th

The Knights of Columbus is asking for donations of non-perishable items for its first annual food drive. Collection baskets will be placed at the back of the church.  Thank you in advance for your donations!

Meal to Go Program & Dormitory Program

Packaged Snacks, Chocolate Bars, Juice Boxes, Single Serve Water, Fruit Cups, Cookies, Potato Chips  

Toothpaste and Toothbrushes, Deodorant and Shampoo, Razors and Shaving Cream, Bar Soap, and Shower Gel



Calling All CasIf you are interested in making a casserole in support of the Good Shepherd Centre, contact or call the office at 416-447-5571. Pans and recipes will be available after each Mass this weekend.


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Pakistan Flood Relief


Devastating floods in Pakistan have displaced hundreds of thousands, at one point leaving a third of the country inundated with water. More than 1,500 people have died following record rainfall with 33 million throughout the country affected by this disaster.

Since June, Pakistan has experienced three times more rainfall than an average monsoon season. Flooding and landslides have destroyed homes, crops, health centres, roads and bridges.There is an elevated risk of the spread of malaria, dengue fever and other diseases. Priorities include clean water, shelter and health care for those directly affected by this tragic situation.The Archdiocese of Toronto will channel donations through Catholic partners (including Caritas Canada – Development and Peace as well as the Archdiocese of Karachi) to support relief efforts underway.

Please note that these organizations are not subject to the government matching funds program.

Those wishing to help can donate online through the Archdiocese of Toronto donations portal or through your local parish, making cheques payable to: Name of Parish – Pakistan Floods – Humanitarian Relief. Please continue to pray for those who have died and been displaced as a result of this tragic situation in Pakistan.


The Society of St. Vincent de Paul

“In my work with the St. Vincent de Paul Society, I see people’s resilience and gratitude, despite their myriad problems.  If I were in their situation, I am not sure I could be as courteous and resourceful.’

~  Michael Finoro (Guelph, ON)


Your generous donations to our three poor boxes and online through CanadaHelps, allow Vincentians to give regular support in the form of grocery gift cards to persons and families struggling to pay rent and put nutritious food on the table.  If you need help, know someone who does, or would like to learn more about and possibly join our Society, please call our confidential helpline at 416-447-5571, ext. 570 and leave your name and telephone number.  Thank you.


Online donations can be made securely through the following link:


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

by giving online at:


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:


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.




National Vocation Awareness Week (November 6-12, 2022) may have ended, but our Vocation Awareness efforts are in effect year-round. Three of our friars serve as Vocation Directors: Br. Nicholas Romeo, OFM Conv. & Fr. Emanuel Vasconcelos, OFM Conv. on the East Coast of the USA, and Friar Reto Davatz, OFM Conv. in [Ontario] Canada, for our Province Delegation of St. Francis of Assisi.

In addition to serving in other ministries and administration duties of the province, through the year these friars visit with men in discernment, travel to conferences, hold parish information sessions, sponsor events, and work with the other Vocations Directors of the 
CFF (Conventual Franciscan Federation), to promote vocations.

For men on your own discernment journey, one tool promoted by our Vocation Office, is Franciscan Voice: an invaluable source of information about life as a Conventual Friar. The page on this site devoted to Vocations includes friar-produced videos, podcasts, and photo-essay blogs, representing the dynamic and life-giving quality of our life as a Franciscan Friar Conventual.

If you live on the East Coast of the USA, contact Friar Nick and Friar Manny at or call 202-681-6051. If you live in Ontario, Canada, contact Friar Reto at or call 613-558-1962.


© The Franciscan Church of St. Bonaventure

1300 Leslie Street

Toronto, Ontario


M3C 2K9

416 447 5571