January 21st 2018: Third Sunday in Ordinary Time Year B

New to the Parish? Welcome!

You can register only by filling in this online Registration Form.

If you would prefer to fill in a paper Registration Form, these can be found at the Church’s entrances. You can drop off your completed form in an offertory basket.

Don’t forget we have a website that provides information about our parish.

Masses for the Week

Sat. January 20

  • 9:00 am † Jim Malcolm
  • 5:00 pm † Alessio Falotico

Sun. January 21

  • 9:00 am † Mario Villacorta
  • 11:00 am For the People of our Parish
  • 7:00 pm † Isabel Innes

Mon. January 22

  • 9:00 am † Uroosa Zaib Panjwani

Tues. January 23

  • 9:00 am Patrick Fernandes

Wed. January 24

  • 9:00 am † Tony Fernandes

Thurs. January 25

  • 9:00 am † Genevieve Smith

Fri. January 26

  • 9:00 am
    • Intention of Mathilda Gracias
    • † Connie Fernandes

Sat. January 27

  • 9:00 am † Maria & Manuel Furtado
  • 5:00 pm † Enrico Aguilar

Reflection

God loves every person. Whether it is the wicked Ninevites or the or the chosen people of Israel, or the millions who have yet to hear of Jesus, all are loved. Jonah, the reluctant prophet, obeyed God at last and preached repentance to the citizens of Nineveh. To his surprise, they repented! All of us must redirect our live if we are to know God. The gospel demands sorrow for sin and faith in the Good News (which is first of all the person of Jesus). For Mark, the sea of Galilee represents the edge of the pagan world and the place where evil must be defeated. One day, Jesus’ disciples will preach the gospel to all nation; for now, however, simple people drop their work and leave their families to form the nucleus of the Church, a community with a mission to witness to and continue Jesus’ saving acts. St. Paul reminds us that we have been called to a new way of life and a different set of values-Christ’s values. We live in this imperfect world knowing that it will give way to God’s total and during rule, becoming a new creation.

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2018 CONFIRMATION CANDIDATES

Reminder that this is the first week where your monthly classes begin. Please check the lists in the Narthex for your assigned class.

Thank you.

2018 DONATION ENVELOPES

There are Donation Envelope Boxes still in the Narthex for pick up. Please pick up your box and ensure you have picked up the correct one.

Thank you.

ASH WEDNEDAY REQUEST

This year Ash Wednesday is on February 14 and we are putting out a request for palms to be returned to our Parish. We have the ashes prepared here for the masses, which take place at 9:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m.

We also provide ashes for our schools for their masses.

Good Shepherd - Provide A Meal Program 2018

Sacramental Ministry - Welcome to our 2017-18 season!

See the Reconciliation & First Holy Communion sacrament page for more details

See the Confirmation sacrament page for more details

 

WEEK OF PRAYER FOR CHRISTIAN UNITY ECUMENICAL PRAYER SERVICE 2018

Come and join us in an ecumenical prayer service with Roman Catholic Archbishop Cardinal Thomas Collins, Anglican Archbishop Colin Johnson, Coptic Orthodox Bishop Anba Mina and other city city-wide religious leaders on Sunday January 28th 2018 at 3:00 p.m.

Metropolitan United Church

56 Queen Street East (Queen and Bond Street)

Homilist: His Eminence Cardinal Thomas Collins

Parking is available and Refreshments will follow

For further information please contact The Office of Ecumenical and Interfaith Affairs at 416-934-3400 ext. 344 or ext. 527 or vkwok@archtoronto.org

KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS PANCAKE BREAKFAST

Taking place on Sunday February 11th, 2018 at 12:15 to 2:00 p.m.

After the 11:00 a.m. mass we will be serving up a delicious breakfast including 3 pancakes with syrup, 2 breakfast sausages, fruit, juice, tea or coffee

Tickets are $5.00 per person

Contacts: Peter D’Souza 416-283-3959 or Carlo Vacca 416-283-3536

Monies raised are for Knights of Columbus charities.

St. Joseph’s YOUTH MINISTRY is expanding to High School students!

St. Joseph’s YOUTH MINISTRY is expanding to High School students! HS Foundations will start Sunday February 4th. This ministry will meet once a month for social opportunities, prayer, understanding the Faith, Theology of the Body, supper, praise, Mass and more.

Dates:

  • Feb. 4
  • Mar. 4 (Lift Jesus Higher Rally)
  • Apr. 8 (Divine Mercy Sunday)
  • May 6
  • June 3
  • July 8 (after the Parish Picnic)
  • with more dates to come

Parishioners are invited to pray for our youth and become “Supper Saints” (to make one meal over the course of the year).

For more information contact Angie Bernard at 647-242-8429.

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EDGE

Registration is still open for youth in grade 6,7 or 8. Join us on Friday Jan. 26th to explore more about who you are and whose you are.

Go to https://www.stjosephstoronto.org/ministries/youth/youth-ministry/ for more information

CWL ORDINANDI SPIRITUAL BOUQUET

The CWL would like to invite you and our Members to contribute to our annual collection of Prayers, Adorations, Rosaries, etc. for the intentions of the soon to be ordained Priests. This will be presented at the Annual Ordinandi Dinner on March 7, 2018.

CWL members will be available after all masses on the weekend of January 27th and 28th to collect your offerings. Please support the soon to be ordained priests with your intentions. There is no cost involved, just your time spent in prayer for the soon to be ordained priests.

Thank you for your participation.

KoC Fallsview Casino Charity Bus Trip

ST. AGNES (feast day Jan. 21st)

Little is known of this young woman who was most likely born during the 4th Century. She is a symbol of virginal innocence which is why she is most often depicted with a lamb. Due to her beauty she was approached by many men for her hand in marriage. She refused believing she was married to God. It was reported to the Governor that she was a Christian. She was brought before a judge, was condemned and then executed. She stands as patron saint for girls, gardeners and engaged couples.

CREDO: I BELIEVE...A THREE PART SERIES

St. Patrick’s Church—Neumann Hall

131 McCaul Street, Toronto

The Creed represents the key beliefs of our Catholic faith. Join us for a three part series on the Creed, its history and its meaning: January 25, February 1 and February 8. Father Ed Eherer CSsR. Our Associate Pastor will be our presenter. Please pre-register at the parish by Tuesday January 23, 2018. Phone number: 416-598-3269

Web address: www.stpatrickstoronto.ca

An Introduction to the Theology of the Body: Why Your Matter Matters

Saturday, February 3; 9:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

St. Augustine’s Seminary 2661 Kingston Road, Scarborough

Join us for a day to learn about “An Introduction to the Theology of the Body; Why Your Matter Matters”. From 9:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. in the Ambrozic room. Mass will be celebrated in the seminary chapel followed by lunch.

For more information please call 416-261-7207

or email: ioft@sastoronto.org