February 4th 2018: Fifth 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. February 3

  • 9:00 am † Mariana & Manuel Simas
  • 5:00 pm † Maria Rizzuto

Sun. February 4

  • 9:00 am † Kevin Begley & Lauren Burry
  • 11:00 am For the People of our Parish
  • 7:00 pm Intention of Ignacio & Exexiel Tan

Mon. February 5

  • 9:00 am † Susanna San Juan

Tues. February 6

  • 9:00 am † Bach Pham

Wed. February 7

  • 9:00 am † Jovito Iglesia

Thurs. February 8

  • 9:00 am † Gina Martin

Fri. February 9

  • 9:00 am
    • Intention of Theresa Ho
    • † Holy Souls of Purgatory
    • † Albino Lachica

Sat. February 10

  • 9:00 am † Maria da Conceicao Simas
  • 5:00 pm Intention of Rogelia Ilano

Reflection

Job’s lament about the miseries of human life could be our own, at least at times. He asks the unanswerable question: why the drudgery, monotony and suffering of life? Today’s liturgy does not let us dwell on this pessimistic note, for the psalm looks to the Lord who heals the broken-hearted. The gospel shows Jesus as the great healer. In restoring people to wholeness he overcomes the powers of evil. But these healings are quickly followed by Jesus’ prayer in solitude; he cannot restore to health unless he communes prayerfully with God. Nor will he limit himself to a narrow circle where he enjoys popularity. Healing is a sign of God’s kingdom but it is not Jesus’ main concern. No, he must preach the kingdom more widely. He wants faith, not astonishment at miracles. For Paul too, preaching is the center of his ministry; indeed, Good has chosen him for this duty. This servant of the gospel works with and for others in order to spread the Good News, which alone gives full meaning to our lives.

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2018 DONATION ENVELOPES

This is the last weekend the envelopes will be available for pick up from the Narthex. On Monday they will be removed and available for pick up from the office.

OUR PARISH LENTEN ACTIVITIES

RITE OF ELECTION DATES

From Rebecca Spellacy, Associate Director, Liturgy, Archdiocese of Toronto

For your information and planning, the Rite of Election will be celebrated on Sunday February 25, 2018 at 2:00 p.m. at St. Isaac Jogues Parish, Pickering for our Archdiocese. The Neophyte Mass will be celebrated on Sunday, April 22, 2018 @ 2:00 p.m.

at St. Michael’s Cathedral Basilica. If you have any questions, please contact Rebecca Spellacy at rspellacy@archtoronto.org or 416-934-3400 ext. 525

CELEBRATION OF MARRIAGE MASS WITH CARDINAL COLLINS

As part of Marriage Sunday 2018 celebrations, Cardinal Thomas Collins will preside at a special Mass to honour couples celebrating milestone anniversaries in 2018. If you (or a couple you know) are celebrating a 25th, 40th 50th or 60th+ wedding anniversary this year, they are invited to join in this special celebration. The Mass will take place at 3:00 p.m. on Sunday, February 11 at Blessed Trinity Parish (3220 Bayview Avenue-North York).

A reception will follow Mass.

All are welcome to attend-couples celebrating milestone anniversaries are asked to register online to www.archtoronto.org/marriage or by calling 416-934-3400 ext. 523.

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

 

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.

LENTEN LISTENING: A BUSY PERSON’S RETREAT

Regis College, 100 Wellesley Street, Toronto

February 14, 2018 @ 6:30 p.m.

Faith Connections, Regis College and the Toronto Area Vocation Directors Association invite young adults (18-39) from different areas of the Archdiocese of Toronto to experience the gift of spiritual accompaniment this Lent. The retreat will begin with a group gathering. In the next six weeks, you will be invited to spend 15 minutes a day in prayer and meet with a spiritual companion in your area there times for an hour.

Cost: $35.00.

Register by February 5.

Call Kataryna Ryba at 416-467-2645 or email faithconnections@csj-to.ca.

LINE DANCING-FUN TIMES!

This is a weekly event on Wednesday nights from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. in the Hall. It a great way to stay fit and have fun for the cost of a Toonie! ($2.00) There is a professional instructor to guide us through the moves. All are welcome to attend so bring your friends and enjoy!

Details are found on our bulletin board.

THAT LOVING FEELING: A BENEFIT CONCERT

Toronto Pavilion, 190 Railside Road, North York

February 24, 2018 @ 7:00 p.m.

Celebrate Love Month with this once-in-a-lifetime concert for a holy cause, featuring well-known Filipino recording and international concert artists Joey Albert and Nonoy Zuniga. All proceeds go to the building of Guardian Angels Church. Thank you for your support.

For tickets call Joy at 416-803-0962 or email events4guardianangelsparish@gmail.com

40th ANNUAL CONCELEBRATED MASS IN HONOUR OF SAINT PATRICK

St. Cecilia’s Church

161 Annette Street, Toronto

February 25th 2018 @ 3:30 p.m.

Principal Celebrant and Homilist will be his Excellency, Bishop Wayne Kirkpatrick, Auxiliary Bishop of the Archdiocese of Toronto. Eithne Heffernan will be the Guest Irish Harpist.

Ceremonial co-ordinator will be Hugo Straney.

A reception will follow the Mass in the church hall with refreshments and Irish entertainment provided by Michael Kelly and Irish dancers from the Johnson School of Dance. Contact St. Cecilia’s parish office at 416-769-8163 or email: stceciliatoronto@gmail.com

REQUEST FOR PALMS

For our Ash Wednesday Masses we are putting out a request for palms to be returned to our Parish. We have the ashes prepared here for the masses which are taking place on Wednesday, February 14th at 9:00 a.m. and 7:30 p.m.

Thank you for your consideration.

RECENT TWEETS FROM POPE FRANCIS

Jesus is our mediator, who reconciles us not only with the Father but also with each other. (Jan. 31, 2018)

Through prayer we can enter into a stable relationship with God, the source of true joy. (Jan. 29. 2018)

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. Spend time with God and peers while sharing supper, exploring Pope John Paul II’s Theology of the Body and Ascension Press’ Altaration, participating in Mass and more. Registration is free.

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

On Friday, Jan. 26th 23 discovered that faithfulness to God includes participating fully, actively and consciously during Mass, especially during the awesome miracle of bread and wine transubstantiating into Jesus’s body, soul. Blood and Divinity. He humbles himself so that we can become Holy. Let’s thank Him from the depth of our hearts.

Registration is still open for youth in grade 6, 7 or 8. 

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