Sixth Sunday of Easter May 6th 2018 Year B

Masses for the Week

Sat. May 5

  • 9:00 am Intention of Robin and Anne Rode
  • 5:00 pm † Rosario Calandra

Sun. May 6

  • 9:00 am † CWL Members both living & deceased
  • 11:00 am For the People of the Parish
  • 7:00 pm Intention of Lynette Francis

Mon. May 7

  • 9:00 am † Michael Lemire

Tues. May 8

  • 9:00 am † Deceased members of Francis Riggi’s family

Wed. May 9 Ascension of the Lord

  • 9:00 am † Sebastian Mbaiya

Thurs. May 10

  • 9:00 am † Eusebio San Juan

Fri. May 11

  • 9:00 am
    • Intention of Mario & Maria Simao
    • † Venerable Edel Quinn
    • † Joseph Panzera

Sat. May 12

  • 9:00 am Intention of Gloria Lobo & Celine D’Silva
  • 5:00 pm Intention of Edgardo & Geriza de la Cruz

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.

Reflection

Today’s gospel, which continues last Sunday’s about the wine and the branches, lets us glimpse the Church as Christ wants it to be. Although comprised of sinful human beings, the Church is to be the concrete sign in the world of God’s love. Our model is the loving communion of Father and son, our pattern the ready obedience of Jesus. Obeying with him brings tremendous joy. God’s command to his Son, to love us even to laying down his life, is Jesus’ command to his followers. The crucial test of discipleship is selfless love, which is not a feeling but an attitude of living for one another. By teaching us the secret of his life and actions, Jesus has made us his friends, choosing and commissioning us as a community to manifest God’s love to the world. Even as this chosen community, we have no right to put limits on God’s activity and make rules for the Holy Spirt: this is the message of Acts. As John’s letter says so memorably, God is love. Do we as Church convey this astonishing message, which Jesus acted out in his own life?

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NEWMAN CENTRE

Teaching Science from a Faith Perspective

Dialogue Workshop for Teachers

Saturday, May 26; 9:30 to 4:00 p.m.

89 St. George Street

The workshop is presented in partnership with the Catholic Teachers’ Guild, the University of St. Michael’s College. Cost is $40.00 per person with lunch being provided.

Contact: alexandra.whittle@newmantoronto.com

CATHOLIC EDUCATION WEEK

MAY 6-11, 2019 “Renewing the Promise”

We invite all parishioners to join in celebrating Catholic Education Week 2018, which run from May 6-11. 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. To affirm your support of Catholic Education and sign up for email updates, visit www.togetherinfaith.ca

SACRAMENTAL MINISTRY - CONFIRMATION

FINAL SET OF CLASSES ARE TAKING PLACE THIS WEEK OF MAY 6TH THIS IS MANDATORY. CERTIFICATES WILL BE HANDED OUT AT THIS TIME.

See the Confirmation sacrament page for more details

VOCATIONS

The greatest love story that ever happened: God’s continuing love for His people. All God asks is “Love one another as I have loved you.” If you are interested in the priesthood contact Fr. Chris Lemieux, 416-968-0997

LEGION OF MARY

During the month of May we will be leading the Rosary after Sunday’s 9:00 a.m. mass.

KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS

We’re hosting a Mother’s Day Dinner Dance

When: Saturday, May 12 @ 6:30 p.m.

Where: St. Joseph’s Church Hall

Tickets: $35.00 per person, Casual Dress

Ticket Info: Call Bryan Nobel @ 416-286-6631

GOOD SHEPHERD PROVIDE A MEAL PROGRAM 2018

A lidded casserole container and recipe are provided and can be found in the Office’s Vestibule.

Prepare the same meal once a month.

Drop off the Frozen casserole on the dates provided below

between 9:30 and 10:00 a.m. after the Saturday morning mass in the west parking lot.

Below you will find the drop off dates

Any questions, please call Annie Alkins at 416-283-7420

Drop off dates: May 5; Jun. 2; Jul. 7; Aug. no pick up; Sept. 8; Oct. 13; Nov. 3; Dec. 1

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YOUTH MINISTRY

EDGE

For Grade 6, 7, 8 youth: EDGE on the 2nd and 4th Fridays of April and May.

Last EDGE Night is on June 1st, 2018

HS FOUNDATIONS

High School students please join us on May 6th, June 3rd and July 8th for Theology of the Body, Mass and more. Thank you for the Supper Saint who brought in a fabulous home-made meal. It was immensely appreciated.

YOUTH ULTIMATE FRISBEE

Saturdays May 26, June 2, 9, 23, 30 and July 7.

For information go to: https://www.stjosephstoronto.org/ministries/youth/youth-ministry/

or contact Angie Bernard at 647-242-8429

CHAMPIONING RELIGIOUS FREEDOM IN THE PUBLIC SQUARE: A CATHOLIC’S DUTY

Thursday May 24th @ 6:00 p.m. Newman Centre, 89 St. George Street, Toronto

Featuring guest speaker Rev. Dr. Andrew P.W. Bennett, Program Director for Cardus Law and an ordained deacon in the Ukrainian Greek-Catholic Church in the Eparchy (Diocese) of Toronto and Eastern Canada.

Presently by Newman Centre Catholic Mission in partnership with Thomas More Lawyers’ Guild of Toronto. “We see increasing pressures on the exercise of religious freedom…We see it being confused or equated with freedom of speech or freedom of assembly rather than as a foundational freedom that informs our free speech and encourages our free and public assemblies. We see it confused with a constrained freedom to worship.”

Contact: alexandra.whittle@newmantoronto.com

Registration: https://religiousfreedomincanada.eventbrite.ca/

REFRESHER TRAINING/APPRECIATION DAY FOR ALTAR SERVERS

A refresher training for all Altar Servers, as well as new recruits who wish to join the Ministry will be held in the Church on Sunday May 27, 2018 immediately after the 11:00 a.m. mass.

This is a must for all servers.

Please ensure that your arrive on time since we have another event later in the Parish Hall which is the Appreciation Day event sponsored by the Knights of Columbus from 1:00 to 3:30 p.m.

SHARELIFE

Living the Gospel by caring for the elderly

Ever since Erika had a stroke, her diminished mobility kept her from enjoying many activities. When LA

Centre for Active Living planned a trip to the Garlic Festival, Erika worried her disabilities would get in the way. To Erika’s delight, the ShareLife-funded agency ensured the trip was fully accessible for her. Having he most fun she’s had in years, she felt like her disabilities disappeared. Last year, ShareLife-supported agencies provided care to over 6,300 seniors.

May 27th is the next ShareLife Sunday

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