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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


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.

+ Gerard Duarte, + Doris Mary Tanter, + Peter Glowczewski, + Joseph Hetherman,

+ Maria Teresa Garcia, + Souls in Purgatory, + Marrieta Santos, + Paul Lam,

+ Aurelio Pineda Jr. and Benito Vergel de Dios, + Michael Farnum

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

Office Closed -

by Appointment only

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

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Holy Thursday, March 28 at 7 p.m.

Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament in repose in the Parish Hall after Mass

concludes with Night Prayer at 10 p.m.

Please note: no morning Mass on Holy Thursday



Good Friday, March 29 at 12 noon and 3 p.m.


Blessing of Easter Food Baskets

Holy Saturday, March 30 at 11 a.m. in the church

Please note: confessions will not be heard on Holy Saturday



Easter Vigil in the Holy Night- Holy Saturday, March 30 at 8 p.m.

First celebration of the Resurrection with the Sacramental Initiation of our Elect and our Candidates.


Easter Sunday, March 31 at 8:30 a.m., 10 a.m. and 12 noon


Nurturing Our Spirituality in the Second Half of Life

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

In Person Meeting


Tuesday April 9th. 10 AM to 11:30 AM

Get Ready to Downsize

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

The decision to downsize isn’t an easy one, but this workshop was created to help empty nesters catch a vision of what it can do for them. We’ll explore the motivations to downsize, as well the obstacles, and move toward creating a plan that includes a timeline and possible destination. Consideration will be paid to various property options and deciding which makes the most sense depending on individual wellness, lifestyle and financial goals. 


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 The Decluttering Battle Plan, Best Reno’s for Return on Investment and many more topics.


Tuesday, April 16th 10 AM to 11:30 AM

Eucharistic Worship and Synodality: The Mass as Central to our Journey Together

Presented by Gregory Beath

As the Bishops and lay representatives discern how to develop a Church that is more synodal, we can ask: in what ways does our celebration of Eucharist help us to live the communion, participation and mission envisioned in a Church that journeys together?  This is a continuation of the presentation from Feb. 13; please feel free to participate even if you were not present for Part 1.

Greg is your “resident” pastoral associate responsible for developing faith formation at

St. Bonaventure’s Church.


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.

Jesus’ love and example inspire us to extend a helping hand to others, especially those facing the greatest challenges. ShareLife agencies continue to reach out to the most vulnerable members of our community, offering essential services made possible by your compassion and generous contributions.

Please give at the parish using a ShareLife envelope, online through our parish website, or at


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 to celebrate the Liturgy of the Word with their age and ability in mind. We believe that the Lord is present when we gather for worship and when the Scriptures are proclaimed. By providing a celebration of the Liturgy of the Word with children, we help our youngest parishioners encounter the Lord, interiorize the message of the Sunday Gospel, and pray together. We hope that this experience of the Liturgy will help our children grow into that full, active, and conscious participation during the mass to which we are all called.

We provide this ministry to children from ages 4 to 9. A parent is welcome to accompany a child who is too shy to participate on their own.

Volunteers are needed! Are you a person of prayer? 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? 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. To learn more, please

contact Maria: 437-993-8458. Volunteer Screening is mandatory.




IIf 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 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:


"The Face of Mercy” screening – Saturday, April 6 – 10 a.m.

Pope Francis's call to embrace mercy has indeed resonated with millions around the world, inspiring a movement towards compassion and forgiveness. The documentary film "The Face of Mercy," narrated by Jim Caviezel, promises to offer a profound exploration of this theme. From the powerful visions of St. Faustina to the efforts of Pope John Paul II in spreading the message of Divine Mercy globally, the film is sure to be both enlightening and moving. The Knights of Columbus are extending an invitation to all parishioners to join them on Saturday, April 6th, from 10:00 am to 11:30 am for a screening of "The Face of Mercy." This event presents a valuable opportunity for reflection and inspiration, as well as a chance to deepen one's understanding of the importance of mercy in today's world.


Consecration of the Faithful to the Blessed Virgin Mary, Mother of God  


At this time last year Pope Francis invited Catholics to renew an act of consecration to the Immaculate Heart of Mary on the Solemnity of the Annunciation of our Lord that is typically celebrated on March 25th. Our Archbishop Francis Leo sees consecration to the Blessed Virgin May as a grace-filled opportunity for the people of Toronto to be renewed in the Holy Spirit.  Due to the timing of Easter this year, the Annunciation will be celebrated on Monday, April 8th. After the 9:00 am mass on April 8th we will have the consecration to our Blessed Mother. It consists of a passage from Scripture with a short reflection, the Apostles’ Creed, a decade of the Rosary, the Prayer of Consecration, and some concluding prayers. All are welcome and encouraged to attend.


By way of preparation for this consecration, there will be a prayer service at 3:00 pm on Sunday, April 8th. This is also Divine Mercy Sunday. This service will underscore Our Lady, under the title of her Immaculate Heart, as an agent of God’s mercy in our lives.


Finally, parishioners might also consider the program sponsored by the Knights of Columbus on Saturday April 7th at 10. See page x of the bulletin for information.  


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:


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1300 Leslie Street

Toronto, Ontario


M3C 2K9

416 447 5571

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