SJOC Monthly Memo - Vol. VII - March 2019
ST. JOHN OF THE CROSS PARISH
MONTHLY MEMO - Vol. VII
Lent is Coming...
ShareLife Pancake Supper
Tuesday March 5, 2019, 5:30-7:30pm
@ Our Lady of Mount Carmel SS.
Tickets: $5 each or 5 for $20
March 6, 2019
Masses: 9:00am, 12:15pm, 7:00pm.
Liturgy of the Word with Ashes, 4:00pm
Stations of the Cross
Every Friday through Lent @ 7:00pm
For all things related to SJOC Youth Ministry:
As human beings, we need a sense of belonging, a familiar thread used to bring us together to advocate and support each other.
This is our Faith and our Church.
Please share this video message with your friends, family and community.
Below is what we got planned this month for our
EDGE Nights, LIFE Nights, Spiritus Vitae Night and Confirmation Session:
EDGE for Grades 5-8
Monday Bi-weekly 6:30-8:30pm @ SJOC
Register & Schedule here:
March LIFE Nights:
Monday, March 4, 2019
Rules Rules Rules: An Intro to Morality
Monday, March 18, 2019
Mysterious Love: The Trinity
LIFE TEEN for Grades 9-12
Fridays Bi-weekly 6:30-8:30pm @ SJOC
Register & Schedule here:
March LIFE Nights:
Friday, March 8, 2019
Faithful Citizens: Living the Faith in the Public Square
Friday, March 22, 2019
February Make-Up Session:
Saturday, March 9, 2019, 9:00am-10:00am
For those that missed the Feb 14 and Feb 16 sessions
: Monthly 2nd Thursday, 6:30pm-8:30pm
: Monthly 2nd Saturday, 10:00am-12:00pm
Candidates are to attend ONE of the above sessions
22: Why Wait?
(God's Plan for Love and Sex)
23: How do I Build the Kingdom?
(Saying "YES" to the Mission of Christ and His Church)
Confirmation Dates for Spring 2019
are posted on the bulletin board
outside the parish office.
All Confirmation related inquiries direct to:
SPIRITUS VITAE for Young Adults Aged 19-35
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1st Wednesday Monthly, 7:00pm @ Rotating Locations
Register & Schedule here:
Next: Wednesday, March 20, 2019
Location: St. Benedict Parish, Etobicoke
Apologetics: When to Tow the Line
& When to Let Go
Stick around for snacks and social!
Spread the word to friends, all are welcome
365 Donation Drive
This drive will go a long way to helping subsidize our youth ministry programs & events for
, hence the 365 name! 😊
Our youth movement with its many initiatives relies on the generosity of our parishioners… parents, grandparents and all who want to see a bright future in our Church –
there is hope
Each donation in this fundraising drive will lighten the financial load for families to be able to have their children participate in faith formation nights, engaging conferences, transformative retreats, fun camps, have cool SJOC branded gear, along with helping pay for transportation and other logistical needs. The registration fees across the board will be reduced with your help.
Each envelope (
) is labeled to give you the knowledge on how your donation will be used to further the spiritual growth of our Catholic youth at
St. John of the Cross.
Thanks to all those who have already taken and returned envelopes and those of you who discern and decide to give... God bless you!
UPDATE: 2 months into the year, and many donations have been received as you can see from the empty slots. We are so thankful!
EDGE CAMP @ WHITE PINE in HALIBURTON, ON
A fun and engaging five-day Catholic camp experience in August 2019 with:
Sports & Activities / Live Music / Catechesis
Mass & Adoration / Praise & Worship / Fellowship
EDGE Camp is all-inclusive. Included in registration is transportation to and from camp, supervision, programming, camp gear including a t-shirt and water bottle, all meals, activities including swimming,
high ropes, zip line, archery, canoeing/ kayaking and much more!
We will be bringing a group from our parish for the FIRST TIME this summer :)
This is open to EDGE participants only.
We have filled all our assigned spots from ArchTO.
For more information and to join the Waitlist (spots opening this Spring) check out:
CROSS Camp @ SJOC
Open to youth going into Grades 1-8 in September 2019 Summer Day Camp
hosted here at the parish
9:00am - 3:30pm
with AM & PM extended care available
Discounted rate for 1) siblings and 2) those attending both weeks
WEEK 1 - EVEREST
: Mon Aug 5-Fri Aug 9, 2019
WEEK 2 -
: Mon Aug 12-Fri Aug 16, 2019
MAX CAMPER SPOTS AVAILABLE per WEEK:
JUNIORS (Grade 1-4) - 100 spots
EDGERS (Grade 5-8) - 60 spots
Registration OPEN and filling fast!
A Night of Adoration & Praise with Nova Eva
Wednesday, February 20, 2019
We had another powerful and anointed experience with Nova Eva at the parish week
Thanks to Father Joseph who invited them back, and all our parishioners and neighbors who attended.
Some photos are below with a video to come...
PS. Nova Eva will be having another Encounter at Croatian Martyrs Church (4605 Mississauga Rd, Mississauga)
, March 1st at 8:00pm.
All are welcome.
LIFT JESUS HIGHER: YOUTH RALLY
Saturday, March 2, 2019
Please pray for all our youth in attendance tomorrow!
LENTEN PRAYER VIGIL @ SJOC
Friday, March 15th, 9pm-4:00am
A night of prayer, worship & Adoration
Confessions will be available
Holy Mass at the End of Vigil.
MARCH MOVIE NIGHT
Saturday, March 30, 2019
Open to Everyone | Hosted by our SJOC YM
6:30pm Screening | Following 5:00pm Mass
Trailer & More Info here:
Join us for a movie showing of the 2017 film, "Case for Christ".
An award-winning investigative journalist and avowed atheist - who applies his well-honed journalistic and legal skills to disprove the newfound Christian faith of his wife... with unexpected, life-altering results.
Please RSVP to help us forecast refreshments by sending a quick message
Steubenville Toronto 2019
Friday, July 12 - Sunday, July 14, 2019
Open to Students currently in Grades 8-12
funds to be reimbursed according to fundraising efforts
Deadline: Pre-Registration forms and payments are due by
Saturday, April 6th, 2019.
Pre-Registration forms can be downloaded online and paper copies are available at the Youth Ministry Table
Below is a picture from our group from Steubie TO 2018
Check out the NEW faith formation items we have on our Lighthouse Kiosk!
Thus understanding and love, that is, the knowledge of and delight in the truth, are, as it were, the two arms of the soul, with which it embraces and comprehends with all the saints the length and breadth, the height and depth, that is the eternity, the love, the goodness, and the wisdom of God.
– St. Bernard
Please add us on Facebook and Instagram
find us @sjocym
Please feel free to call Ante anytime to chat!
And if you would like to meet in person, connect
and we can coordinate a time for you to come by during office hours.
It as an honour and pleasure to serve you. Pax.
Thank you for keeping up to date via Flocknote
If there is anyone else in your home or friends that would benefit from being plugged into Flocknote,
have them text the word
Please email us any prayer intentions and we will offer them up at our youth nights
on Friday, March 1, 2019 at 11:37AM