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First World Day for
Grandparents and the Elderly


Amid the global pandemic, on 31 January 2021, Pope Francis instituted the World Day for Grandparents and the Elderly, which will take place each year on the fourth Sunday in July, close to the feast of Sts Joachim and Anne, Jesus’ grandparents. In Canada and around the world, we are invited never to forget our grandparents and elderly persons, cherishing them as essential members of the Church and society.

On Sunday, 25 July 2021, this first World Day resonates well within Pope Francis’ broader initiative of the Amoris Laetitia Family Year (19 March 2021 – June 2022). Pastoral care of the elderly is an urgent responsibility of the Christian community, calling us to spend time with one another relating and sharing in intergenerational conversations. Young people are especially encouraged to enter into dialogue with older generations and find time to dream together about our hopes for a better world.

Resources from the Dicastery for Laity, Family, and Life, Pastoral Kit:

Share your wish for grandparents and the elderly by using the official hashtag:  #IAMWITHYOUALWAYS


There will be no masses celebrated at
St. John Bosco or St. Dominic Savio or at St. Mathew's
from 26th July to 30th July 2021 (Salesians annual spiritual retreat)
and from 9th August to 13th August 2021 (Salesians formation week)

Kindly note

  • There are still church photo directories and family photos to be picked up. 
  • There are photos of Confirmation candidates from both this year and last year that have not yet been picked up. 
  • Please pick these up after mass or during our office hours.
  • For donations to our church:  you may use pre-authorized payments (please fill out application form), E-transfer to, or use envelopes.
  • For those using envelopes, please remember to use your assigned envelopes whenever possible.  If you use a blank envelope or one from the church, please make sure you put your name and/or envelope number on it.
  • If you do not, we will not be able to record your donation and you will not receive the tax credit.
  • If you miss a week, you do not need to send in all of the envelopes for the missed weeks.  We do not keep track of donations by week.  Please put your entire donation into one envelope and throw out any unused ones.
  • Please make sure that we have your correct address on file for tax receipts.  Let us know if you have moved.
  • Please do not use old envelopes, as an old number may have been deleted from our system or assigned to someone else.
  • There are still envelopes for this year that have not been picked up.  If you did not get your envelopes for this year (2021) please pick them up after mass or during our office hours.
  • If you would like to start using envelopes, please call the office.
  • If you are new to our parish or have not formally registered, please do so.  We want to keep our parish list current and make sure that you receive all of our communications.  Don’t miss out on what is happening in your parish community!  There are important dates coming up for social events and registration for the sacraments.  Please update your contact information if you have moved or changed your email address.

Multi Cultural Potluck

Venue: St. John Bosco parish hall
Date: 14th August 2021 Saturday 6.00pm.
Kindly mark your calendar and call the office to have more information

Online Photography Contest 2021

St. John Bosco parish is happy to announce online photography contest. This is open to all. Kindly spread the word around to your friends and family. Kindly read the rules of the contest.

The theme of this contest will be

“Word of God through my lens"

1. The contests are open for online submissions only, through the contest page available on
2. Photos submitted should be shot
only on a mobile phone.
3. Submissions will only be open from August 1, 2021, to August 31, 2021, and photos will not be accepted once the deadline passes.
4. You are required to provide a unique title & description based on a bible verse for each image submitted.
5. Images should be no larger than 5MB. Photos must be in JPEG format.
6. You may submit as many entries per contest as you wish unless specifically mentioned otherwise in the contest-specific rules. However, you will be able to upload only one image at a time using the websites upload function.
7. All submitted photos must contain the original EXIF metadata information. However, there must be no border(s), logo(s), copyright marks, identifying marks, or any other visible references and/or marks on the image.
8. Basic editing, including colour enhancement, the use of filters, and cropping of the Photo(s) is acceptable, provided any such editing does not affect the authenticity and/or genuineness of the Photo(s).
9. Advanced editing used to create illusions, deceptions and/or manipulations, and the adding and removing of significant elements within the frame is prohibited.
10. Every image uploaded is subject to a moderation process before it becomes visible on the contest page. St. John Bosco parish reserves the right to assess and disregard any submitted photo at our its discretion.
11. Photos that portray or otherwise include inappropriate and/or offensive content, including provocative nudity, violence, human rights and/or environmental violation, and/or any other contents deemed to be contrary to the law, religious, cultural & moral are strictly prohibited and will be immediately discarded.
12. The decision of St. John Bosco parish judging panel will be final and binding on all Participants in respect to all matters relating to the Contest.
For more details check our website:

St. John Bosco KofC 50/50 Raffle Fundraiser

Tickets will be on sale until August 30th
Please share the website information for Raffle with your relatives, friends, and on social media
I encourage you all to share the news of our fundraiser as much as possible.
The website for the raffle is

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