April 30th 2017: Third Easter Sunday – Year A

Masses for the Week

Sat. Apr. 29

  • 9:00 am †Mary-Lou Crochet
  • 5:00 pm †Maria Covi

Sun. Apr. 30

  • 9:00 am †Elena Covacich
  • 11:00 am For the People of the Parish
  • 7:00 pm †Joseph D’Souza

Mon. May 1

  • 9:00 am †Mathilde Guerrier

Tues. May 2

  • 9:00 am †Father Mathiss Kuefler

Wed. May 3

  • 9:00 am †Cirilo Bautista Jr.

Thurs. May 4

  • 9:00 am Intention for Flor & Rene Roncesvalles

Fri. May 5

  • 9:00 am
    • Intention for Maria & Mario Simoa
    • †Father Peter Flemming
    • †Jaclyn Rodrigues
    • †Souls in Purgatory
    • †Marco Tanel
  • 7:30 pm
    • †Erlinda Escobilla
    • †Oliviero DeLaurentis
    • †Joseph Panzera
    • †Pietro Russo
    • †Noel Rivera

Sat. May 6

  • 9:00 am CWL Members living and deceased
  • 5:00 pm †Rosario Calandra


We meet Jesus anonymously in the persons and events of our lives, recognizing him in word and sacrament. Luke fashions the account of the journey to Emmaus on the pattern of Christian eucharist. The two disciples are still scandalized by Jesus’ death when their companion explains the scriptures to them. But only when he “breaks bread” (the term for the eucharist) do they fully understand his word and recognize the Lord. As in other resurrection appearances, the Risen One has to reveal himself before faith becomes possible; neither the empty tomb nor our own efforts can initiate belief. Christ’s presence in word and sacrament engenders faith. Peter’s homily in Acts proclaims the basis of our faith, Christ’s resurrection. It applies to Jesus that Easter morning the psalm verses which we repeat in hope. Peter’s letter reminds us that we must take our faith seriously as long as we are exiled from our heavenly home. Christ reveals himself even now. May we recognize him in our midst, and listen.

Sunday Mass Book For Canada

Crowning of Mary

The Church has long ago dedicated the month of May to the honour of Mary, our Blessed Mother.

Therefore, again this year on Tuesday, May 2nd at 7:00 p.m. sharp there will be a simple ceremony in her Honour which includes Marian Hymns, an indoor procession, Rosary and “Crowning of Mary.”

All are welcome—bring the children and a flower or two, and assemble in the Narthex a few minutes before 7:00 p.m.

For further details see bulletin boards at our church’s exits or contact Bonnie Washer at 416-2840-5772

2017 Annual Charities Lottery—July 13, 2017

Over 500 prizes to be won! Tickets: $5.00 each

All proceeds are raised for Special Olympics and Arthritis Society

Sacramental Preparation - Key Dates

St. Joseph's CWL Social & Craft

First Friday Evening Devotion

First Friday evening devotion to the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus resumes on May 5th 2017.

It begins with the rosary at 7:00 p.m. followed by mass and ends with the Novena to the Sacred Heart of Jesus. The intention for this devotion is for an increase in vocation in the priesthood, diaconate and religious life

Catholic Education Week April 30 to May 5

Walking Forward Together

We invite all parishioners to join in celebrating Catholic Education Week 2017. For more than 165 years, Ontario’s publicly funded Catholic schools have been integrating our faith into all aspects of school life, nurturing the gifts and talents of every student. We celebrate the distinctive contribution that Catholic schools provide, giving thanks and offering our prayers for all those who faithfully journey with our young people each day.

For more information visit www. goodnewsforall.ca

Congratulations to our First Communion recipients this Sunday.

May you always feel the love and presence of the Lord as you receive Him.

Good Shepherd Provide–A-Meal Program

The New Evangelization Summit: Learning to Share the Good News

Friday May 12th @ 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. &

Saturday May 13th @ 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Live streamed from Ottawa to Holy Family Church,

91 Ribblesdale Drive, Whitby

Go to www.newevngelization.ca for ticket information

Living the Gospel by helping families in crisis…

Having experienced childhood sexual abuse, Tom originally sought counseling treatment for resulting depression at a local clinic. Since Tom had experienced the death of his wife, his increased drinking, drug addiction, suicidal thoughts, depression and financial loss had placed an immense strain on his relationship with his mother and two sons. Through the 12 step program and other counseling at Catholic Family Services of Simcoe county, Tom has experienced a tremendous peace and healing in his family relationships. “Giving hope and saving lives is what this is all about,” shares Tom, “I am very grateful to ShareLife for the funding they provide to Catholic Family Services of Simcoe.”

Over 21,000 individuals received help in getting their lives back on track through ShareLife-supported Family Services Programs.

Sunday May 7th is ShareLife Sunday