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Saint Justin's Parish

A parish of the Roman Catholic Diocese of London

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Join us for the

September 18-19, 2021

in-person weekend masses

Up to 165 persons can be seated at 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.

Please note: Dates and registration forms for the sacraments of First Reconciliation, First Communion and Confirmation will be available in late September, please check back for more updates.

An Invitation to all who are in need of physical, emotional and/or spiritual healing Wednesday October 13, 2021 at 7PM in-person bilingual mass at St. Justin's

Invitación a todos aquellos en necesidad de sanación física, emocional y/o espiritual. Miércoles Octubre 13, 2021 a las 19:00 en la iglesia de San Justin’s.

Up to 165 persons (first come, first seated) can be seated, please submit your request before October 11 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 11 de Octubre usando el boton adjunto.

Click here to download a bilingual brochure. 
Click AQUI, para acceder al brochure- bilingue


From Our Pastor’s Desk

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“Whoever wishes to come after me must deny himself, take up his cross, and follow me. For whoever wishes to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for my sake and that of the gospel will save it.”

These words strike at the heart of what it means to be a follower, a disciple of Jesus. To deny ourselves means to put Christ first in all aspects of our lives - something we can only do with his grace.

The cross, or burden of Jesus is the Gospel. The Gospel forms us as individuals. The "burden" or "yoke" of the Gospel goes back to Matthew Ch 11 Vs 28-30 " Come to me all you who heavily burdened and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me for I am gentle and humble of heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my burden is easy and my yoke is light. In the days of Jesus, the "burden" or "yoke" of a Rabbi was considered his teaching and preaching style. You came to know the burden or yoke of a Rabbi by living with him, by observing him, by watching all of his mannerisms and expressions. Jesus desires that kind of relationship with us - to be "familiar" with him, to live in his company, his presence.

So, the burden, the cross, is His way of Life to which we are challenged to live. We carry this cross - take on his way or not - every moment of the day. How do we perceive others - as a brother or sister or as a threat ? Am I solely concerned for my "rights" or does the common good mean anything to me? What does it mean when Jesus says, "No greater love is there, that one lay down their life for their friend?

As part of our preparation for the Family of Parishes, I would invite you to take part in a composition event. We are looking for ideas for a Prayer For the Successful Implementation of our Family Of Parishes. This prayer once composed and printed will be prayed after every Mass, and at all of our meetings in both Spanish and English in our parishes. Prayer MUST be the foundation of everything thing we do or else we will fail miserably. So, get out your pens and laser printers, say a prayer to the Holy Spirit and create your prayer. We may use parts of some with another - etc. Please join in. Send your compositions to: cbourdeau@dol.ca

New Pastoral Minister - St Justin's

It is with great joy that I can announce that we have been successful in our search for a Pastoral Minister for St Justin Martyr Parish - Catherine Leach. We were all saddened by the retirement of Suzanne Walton but also happy for her as she begins a new life in retirement. I want to thank Suzanne for "hanging in there" while this process unfolded - she is truly dedicated to the Lord's flock. I also want to thank Garry Williams, Deacon Joe Manzara, Delia Pardo, Dan O'Brien, Claire Bondy ( from the Diocese) who joined me on the hiring team and conducted the interviews. This was a difficult process made easier by many talented hands. We had 11 applicants and conducted 8 interviews. It was a blessing to speak with so many dedicated women and men. After a week of orientation with Suzanne and the Pastoral Team, Catherine will join us - and I know that you will welcome her to this ministry as you have welcomed Fr. Mario and I. Congratulations Catherine and blessings to all who applied! A formal "goodbye" will be held for Suzanne in the near future. 

Just a reminder - I want to see your prayers! On Sunday I asked that you to compose a prayer for the successful implementation of the Family of Parishes ( St Francis of Assisi- St Martin of Tours, St. Justin Martyr and St Leopold Mandic ) so far, I have received 3. Get you pen and paper, your word processor out and ask the Holy Spirit for inspiration!

Upcoming events - Mark your calendars

October 7, 7pm Joint PPC's Meeting at St Francis-St Martin's Parish ( all members of both PPC's are asked to attend ).(due to Covid restrictions we are using the larger Church to get more people inside ).

  • Votive Mass in honor of St. Joseph - Wednesday Oct 13 at 7pm at St. Justin's parish. This Mass is part of the Holy Year Celebrations in Honor of St. Joseph. Blessed oil, used by St. Br Andre will be used after the Mass as a sacramental asking for healing through St Joseph's intercession. This is part of our preparation for the FOP formation. It is a dual event for St Francis-St Martin and St. Justin's. The Mass will be bilingual. Please join us - for more information see the websites.

  • Thanksgiving Day Masses at both parishes at 10am November 2nd - All Souls Day - Our joint Annual Memorial for those who have died in the last year. 7pm at St Justin's.
    (due to Covid restrictions we are using the larger Church to get more people inside ).

Thank you and have a great week!

Father Christopher

Secretarial Position

St. Francis St Martin’s Parish in London, ON is recruiting for the position of parish secretary. The parish secretary is responsible for greeting and providing direction in a professional manner and is responsible for a wide variety of office/clerical and administrative functions within the parish. Qualifications are a high school diploma, general office experience, good communication skills and basic knowledge of Catholic Church and parish operations. Applicants must have computer skills, and aptitude for detail and accuracy, and be able to work effectively with interruptions. The applicant must be fluent in Spanish and English. The position is full-time, Monday through Friday. Salary and benefits are per the Diocesan guidelines. For a detailed job description, contact Fr. Christopher Bourdeau at 519-685-2795 ext. 25 or cbourdeau@dol.ca Applications will be accepted until Friday Oct 1, 2021, at 4 p.m. We thank all applicants however only those selected for an interview will be contacted. Interested persons should submit a cover letter, resume along with a minimum of two references to:

St. Francis St Martin’s Parish, Hiring Committee