April 10, 2016: Third Sunday of Easter – Year C

Masses for the Week - April 9 - 16, 2016

Sat April 9

  • 9:00am Intention of Ann Persaud
  • 5:00pm †Natalina & Gaspar Rodrigues

Sun April 10

  • 9:00am †Saverimuthu Asirvatham
  • 11:00am For the People of the Parish
  • 3:00pm
    • First Communion Mass St. Brendan CES
    • First Communion Mass St. Jean de Brebeuf CES
  • 7:00pm †Otto Corsano


  • 9.00am †Ena Neville Da Silva

Tues April 12

  • 9:00am †Margaret Mullane

Wed April 13

  • 9:00am †Jessie Gaush

Thurs April 14

  • 9:00am †Casimiro Dias

Fri April 15

  • 9:00am
    • †Maxima Pury Viegas
    • †Joan McNeil

Sat April 16

  • 9:00am †Craig Fowler
  • 5:00pm †Deceased & Living Members of the Catholic Women’s League


Jesus’ ministry is completed, his friends left to their own devices. With several others, Peter has gone fishing - unsuccessfully, until Jesus directs their efforts. They recognize him because of their huge catch. The Lord invites them to share the meal he has prepared, a sign of the Eucharistic meal his disciples will share in the future. Once Peter had boasted of his love for Christ, only to deny him three times during the passion. Now Jesus requires from Peter a threefold renewal of commitment before he is given special pastoral responsibility for the Church. Much will be demanded of Peter in the future; as Christ the shepherd laid down his life, so must Peter but not before he has preached courageously about Jesus, as we are told in the Acts. The vision described in the passage from Revelation allows us to glimpse the heavenly liturgy of praise. The life of every Christian, whether prayer or in ministry to others, is part of this great hymn of glory. Easter has opened up for us a new dimension of life.

Making a Difference in Climate Change? Pope Francis and the Quest for an Integral Ecology

April 19, 2016  7:00 pm 

Leaside Library
165 McRae Dr., Toronto

Join Dr. Stephen Scharper as he speaks on the above subject. Dr. Scharper is a professor of religion and the environment at the University of Toronto and a Toronto Star columnist. Author of “For Earth's Sake: Toward a Compassionate Ecology”. Refreshments will be served. Please join us for an evening of interesting conversation.

For more information contact St. Anselm's Ecology Group at email: stanselmecology@gmail.com or the website http://bit.ly/scharperapril19


The Committee wishes to thank everyone in the Parish who supported our most recent food drive. It is probably our most successful one to date! Special acknowledgement goes to St. John Paul II Secondary School and students for their contributions. The supplies now on hand, will help numerous families in our community over the coming months. Please continue to pray for the welfare and happiness of those we assist


Julie Lee and Sonya Van Veen

(Names will remain on this list for the month)


St Joseph's has a new website! This website not only has a new look, but it has many ad-vantages. It will be used to facilitate communications across all the ministries and communities of this parish and is designed to be much more dynamic. It is also mobile-friendly. Our website has a new address which is:


The new website address is also available on the bulletin boards. The old website address provides a link to the new website.

Learn More About Gifted By God, Canada’s Newest Program for Confirmation Preparation

May 31, 2016 1:00 -3:00pm

St. Patrick's Church

921 Flagship Dr., Mississauga

June 16, 2016 7:00-9:00p.m.

Mount Carmel Spiritual Centre

7020 Stanley Ave., Niagara Falls

Join long-time educators and authors Anne Jamieson and David Dayler for an engaging overview of Canada's newest Confirmation program, Gifted by God. This is a contemporary guide for parish catechists who are preparing candidates for Confirmation and pro-vides everything the catechist needs to deliver the program with ease and confidence. Through reading and reflection, youth will learn more about Confirmation and their vocation to live their faith and serve God's people.

All parish catechists, Confirmation program volunteers and clergy are invited to these free sessions.

For more information phone: 1-877-702-7773, ext. 239

Exploring the Catechism: Faith Alive!

April 21, 2016 7:00 pm

St. Peter's Parish

830 Bathurst St., Toronto

In eight sessions, participants will explore the four major sections of the Catechism of the Catholic Church.

Through presentations, multimedia, reading, discussion, prayer and reflection, this series will provide a way for par-ticipants to deepen their understanding of Catholicism and to live their faith more eagerly as disciples of Jesus Christ.

For more information contact Brenda Voisin, Office of Formation for Discipleship at Telephone No. 416-934-3400, ext. 523 or check the Website at: http://bit.ly/workshopsTO


St. Joseph Parish – Hall (200 Morrish Rd)


  • Wednesday April 13, 20, 27
  • Thursday May 5 Room 2
  • Wednesday May 11, 18, 25
  • Wednesday June 1 Room 2
  • Wednesday June 8, 15, 22, 29
  • Come one, come all and have some fun!

Start time: 7:00 p.m. $2.00 per class

We invite all members, parishioners and friends

Contact: Ingrid Hart 416-282-8775

Refreshments and Snacks

“TROPICAL SPLASH” Dinner/Dance - “A Pre-Summer Celebration”

All Parishioners are welcome to The Knights of Columbus, St. Joseph , Highland Creek Council 11525

“TROPICAL SPLASH” Dinner/Dance  - “A Pre-Summer Celebration”

Saturday, April 16th. 2016 at St. Joseph’s Church Hall from 6:30p.m. – 12:00 a.m.

Tickets: $35.00 each

DJ, Food, Dance, Raffle, Good Times

Tickets: Rupert Johnson: 416-283-3976

Mike McManus: 416-438-8453



Sunday, April 10, 2016 at 3.00p.m.

  • St. Brendan CES
  • St. Jean de Brebeuf CES

Sunday, April 17, 2016 at 3.00p.m.

  • Cardinal Leger CES
  • St. Dominic Savio CES
  • Sunday School
  • All other Candidates from associated schools


Sunday, April 24, 2016 at 3.00 p.m.

  • St. Brendan CES
  • Sunday School
  • All other Confirmandi from associated schools

Sunday, May 1, 2016 at 3.00p.m.

  • Cardinal Leger CES
  • St. Dominic Savio CES
  • St. Jean de Brebeuf CES