February 11th 2018: Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time Year B

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Masses for the Week

Sat. February 10

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

Sun. February 11

  • 9:00 am † Atilano Dizon
  • 11:00 am For the People of our Parish
  • 7:00 pm † Maura Mercado Denington

Mon. Feb. 12

  • 9:00 am † Leonardo Medina

Tues. Feb. 13

  • 9:00 am † Damaso T. Quiogue

Wed. Feb. 14 Ash Wednesday

  • 9:00 am Intention of Jordan Santos

Thurs. Feb. 15

  • 9:00 am † Ngai Chu

Fri. February 16

  • 9:00 am
    • † Laraine V. Imperial
    • † Genevieve Rego
  • 7:30 pm
    • † Myrtle D’Souza
    • † Christian Padua

Sat. February 17

  • 9:00 am † Nicodemus Fernandes
  • 5:00 pm Intention of Jude Anandaraj

Reflection

Our first reading, about the plight of lepers in ancient Israel, prepares for the gospel. Lepers were excluded from religious practice and forced to live on the margin of society. Their sickness was considered a punishment for sin, while health was a sign of holiness. The priest judged the condition of the sufferer, who confessed his sin; healing signified conversion. As in other incidents, Jesus rejects society’s taboos and compassionately reaches out to touch the leper. With this touch and his reassuring word, he cures and purifies. The man cannot keep quiet, and his story draws crowds. The Good News is spreading; but are crowds coming out of faith or to see miracles: St. Paul’s advice, on another topic, is timely. In Corinth some Christians were more open to the world and to change; other were easily scandalized. Sometimes the exercise of our freedom should give way to concern for others’ spiritual welfare. We give glory to God when we pattern our behaviour after that of Christ crucified and his apostle.

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OUR PARISH LENTEN ACTIVITIES

PARISH LENTEN RETREAT

Our Parish Lenten Retreat is scheduled for Saturday, February 24, from 9:30 to 2:00 p.m. This day of prayerful reflection on who we are as Christians is designed to help us journey successfully through this grace-filled season of Lent. Please endeavour to avail of this opportunity to renew and deepen your relationship with God.

PRAYER GROUP

In preparation for the Easter celebration, the Prayer Group is or-ganizing Lenten Mission talks by Pastoral Associates.

The schedule is as follows:

  • Thursday, February 15 Father Tony - Reconciliation
  • Thursday, February 22 Father Oliver - Testing the Spirit
  • Thursday, March 1 Father Paul - Holy Whispers, God is speaking. Are we listening?
  • Thursday, March 8 Deacon Vinh - Teaching us how to pray

Our service will begin at 7:30 p.m. with the Rosary followed by Praise & Worship. After this our guest speakers will commence their talk. All are welcome.

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

INCOME TAX RECEIPTS FOR 2017 CONTRIBUTIONS

Income tax receipts for all 2017 contributions to the regular Sun-day Collections, ShareLife, Special Collections and the Building for Growth Fund are available in the Narthex for pick up.

If you contributed to the Family of Faith Campaign in 2017 you will receive an Income Tax Receipt for this directly from the Archdiocese of Toronto.

Please pick up your Tax Receipt from the Narthex. The envelopes are in alphabetical order. Kindly ensure you take your own receipt.

Thank you for your generosity.

FORMED

FORMED is a subscription-based website that can be compared to Netflix for Catholics and even better!

Now the best Catholic study programs, movies, audio presentations and eBooks are available from the most trusted apostolates and are just a click away. St. Josephs subscribes and this resource is available to parishioners free of charge.

Here’s how easy it is to register and gain access:

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  • Call the Parish Office (416) 282-0370 for the Parish Access Code
  • Go to www.FORMED.org
  • Click on the Get Started - Enter Code box
  • You should see the registration box for parishioners
  • Type in the Parish Access Code
  • Set up a username and password
  • Login, consume and enjoy the content!

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

A DAY OF RECOLLECTION FOR EXTRAORDINARY EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS

All Parish Extraordinary Eucharistic Ministers are invited to a time of recollection on this very important ministry. This will take place on Saturday, March 10 from 10:00 to 1:00 p.m.

Following this exercise, they will be re-commissioned or commissioned on Sunday, March 18th

YOUTH MINISTRY - HS FOUNDATIONS

HS Foundations successfully launched on February 4th with the Holy Spirit guiding our prayers, games and studies. Gratitude abounded for the Supper Saint who prepared and delivered a home-made meal. High School students are invited to join in on March 4th starting at 4:00 p.m. Parishioners are encouraged to pray for our youth and become “Supper Saints” (dates are filling up!)

For more information, pick up a registration form in the Narthex, go to St. Joseph’s website or contact Angie Bernard at 647-242-8429

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

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YOUTH MINISTRY - EDGE

On Friday EDGE explored SELF-CONTROL, one of the fruits of the Holy Spirit. The HULK helped us understand the dangers of NOT having self-control.

If you are in grade 6, 7 or 8, please come join us. Registration is still open.

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