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Up to 165 persons can be seated at each of our every Saturday 5pm mass and Sunday 8:30am/11:00am mass.

To request seats for your household members, please submit your request before 11:00am each Friday by clicking on the button below.

San Francis St Martin . St Justin and St Leopoldo invitation to attend bilingual Memorial Mass on Tuesday November 2, 2021 at 7PM in-person at St. Justin's

San Francis St Martin . St Justin and St Leopoldo, los invitan a celebrar la santa misa -bilingüe-  conmemorativa a los fieles difuntos,  el martes 2 de noviembre de 2021 a las 7 p.m.  en la partoquia St. Justin's - en persona

Up to 165 persons (first come, first seated) can be seated, please submit your request before October 26 noon by clicking on the button below.

La capacidad de nuestra parroquia es de 165 personas (por order de llegada). Haga su reservación hasta el medio dia del Lunes 26 de Octubre usando el boton adjunto.

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From Our Pastor’s Desk

30th Sunday in Ordinary Time Year B October 23/24

Jesus and Bartimaeus

“ What do you want me to do for you ?” Jesus asks the blind man Bartimaeus. Does this seem like a strange question for Jesus to ask after all the man is clearly blind? But he is asking for Bartimaeus – as he asks us – to search our souls – what do you want me to do for you. What do you truly need? And Jesus will provide – and then some – extravagantly.  

“Master, I want to see”. “Go your way; your faith has saved you.” Immediately he received his sight and followed him on the way.  

Bartimaeus can see, but deeper than most of those around Jesus that day. Bartimaeus sees who Jesus is with the eyes of faith. “ He followed him on the way”. And to follow one you have to see, not only the road but who the person is that you are following.  

In these days of Covid-19 anxiety Jesus turns to us and asks, "what do you want me to do for you". I know that for some the Covid-19 mandates have caused division in families, at the workplace and among friends. This is regrettable. We have all grown weary in trying to keep safe ourselves, those we love and our brothers and sisters in our communities. But in our weariness, we are invited to turn again and again to the source of our life as Christians, Jesus Christ and to be refreshed and strengthened.

Bartimaeus was a man used to being on the "fringes" of life, of being ignored, unwanted even suspected of sin; of not being seen, truly seen. Jesus saw him, who he truly was and his deepest desires and needs. Jesus restored Bartimaeus to community, to temple worship - to his family. Jesus showed, reminded, Bartimaeus of his dignity as a child of God that had got forgotten by all of the abuse and suffering he had faced in life.

Have we forgotten who we are? Do we still see ourselves as the children of God - and the "other" as our sister or brother. Can we help point out to the other through our patience and kindness that they too have dignity and worth - are sons and daughters of God? Maybe they have forgotten too like Bartimaeus and need to be reminded - we the Baptized are called to be the instruments of God - the Good News to others. It' s sounds simple - but it can have a profound affect.

The Sacrament of Reconciliation will be celebrated on Tuesday Oct 26th at 7:30pm, Wednesday October 27 at 7:30pm and Thursday October 28th at 7:00pm at St. Justin's.

First Holy Communion will be celebrated on Saturday November 27th at 10am for St Francis-St. Martin

Dates to Remember:
  • Monday November 1 10am Mass All Saints Day St Francis/St Martin Bilingual

  • Monday November 1 10am Mass All Saints Day St Justin

  • Tuesday  November 2 10am Mass All Souls Day St Francis/St Martin Bilingual

  • Tuesday  November 2 10am Mass All Souls Day St Justin

  • Tuesday  November 2 7:00pm Memorial Mass for parishioners who have died in the last 2 years.

Thanks to all who participated in the Votive Mass in Honor of St Joseph - a joint work between St Francis-St Martin, St Justin and St Leopold's.

It was a very beautiful celebration. To the lectors, commentators, musicians, webcasters, secretaries, deacons, Tina and her team of decorators, ushers, and all who helped you have my profound thanks.

Have a wonderful week ahead!

Father Christopher

PS We are in the works of forming a Transition Team for the FOP. We also want to welcome Blanca Cervantes as the new secretary at St Francis-St Martin ( she will begin in November and Marina will be moving into the Bookkeeping role at her request, for the parish).

Also, congratulations to Catherine Leach who was installed as our new Pastoral Minister on Sunday at the 11am Mass. Our prayers and support are with her! ( We will still have Suzanne back for a time of farewell and present her with a gift soon ! ).

World Mission Sunday - This Weekend

A reminder that World Mission Sunday will be observed on this weekend Saturday Oct 23 & Sunday October 24, 2021 with a special parish collection. 

World Mission Sunday has been celebrated since 1926 as a universal parish encounter to bring spiritual and material assistance to those who long for the love of Christ.

Please take a Yellow Envelope marked World Mission Sunday and place your gift int he collection basket.

Seminarians at St Justin’s & St Francis-St Martin

We have been blessed as a community of St Justin Martyr and St Francis-St Martin to have seminarians who will be present in the parishes throughout the academic year. This year, the men have been asked to attend Mass on Sunday, and not the Anticipated Mass on Saturday evening, as there will not be a Mass celebrated on Sunday mornings at St. Peter's Seminary on the scheduled weekends. The Sundays on which seminarians are scheduled to be in parishes are:

  • September 19th and 26th

  • October 17th and 24th

  • November 14th, 21st, and 28th

  • January 16th and 23rd

  • February 13th

  • March 13th and 27th

It is hoped that the men will be in the parishes for the Easter Triduum.
I would like to introduce you to Mr. Anthony Hoang (Saskatoon Diocese – Culture Works), and Mr. Yolander Sanchez (St. Catharine's Diocese - Theology I) who will be attending a Sunday Mass at St Justins and  Mr. Francisco Castillo (London Diocese – Arts 3) who will be attending the Spanish Mass at St Francis - St Martin's. I wish to welcome these young men to our communities - let us pray for them. They will be available to meet before and after the Masses.

Keep composing your prayers - 5 so far.

Thank you and have a great week!

Father Christopher

Seminarians at St Justin’s & St Francis-St Martin

The Advent Retreat on Saturday December 4th from 9:30 am to 3:30pm will be held in the hall and we will be able to accommodate the first 25 people that register.

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Please note: proof of vaccination will be a requirement