Ascension of the Lord May 13th 2018 Year B

Masses for the Week

Sat. May 12 Our Lady of Fatima

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

Sun. May 13

  • 9:00 am Intention of Tony & CelinaZagrai
  • 11:00 am For the People of the Parish
  • 7:00 pm † Pascoal DeSouza

Mon. May 14

  • 9:00 am Intention of Minora Coutinho

Tues. May 15

  • 9:00 am † John Arsenault

Wed. May 16

  • 9:00 am † Souls in Purgatory

Thurs. May 17

  • 9:00 am † Maximiliana Hahn

Fri. May 18

  • 9:00 am
  • Intention of Raju Family
  • † Anton Marolt

Sat. May 19

  • 9:00 am Intention of Liza Lobo
  • 5:00 pm Intention of Theresa & Wellie Ho

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

Within the fifty days of Easter, the feast of the Ascension emphasizes Jesus’ return to the Father and its consequence: his charge to make disciples of the world. The letter to the Ephesians tells us that Jesus is head of the Church, his body on earth. We see him asserting this authority both in Acts and the gospel as he takes leave of his followers. Through preaching, sacramental ministry and instruction, the Church will continue Christ’s work of making disciples. The misunderstanding and doubt which characterize his followers as he says farewell make it clear that this work is God’s, not human doing. It is the Spirit of Christ who gives faith and strength to these human witnesses and makes it possible for them to continue Jesus’ work in the world. One day the entire human family will recognize God to be God, and Christ will be worshipped as king and head of humankind. To hasten that day we join the psalmist in singing God’s praise.

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KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS

We’re hosting a Bingo-Chili Night at St. Joseph’s!

When: Saturday May 26 at 6:30 p.m. Where: Parish Hall

Admission: $5.00 per person

$5.00 per Bingo Card-good for all games

For tickets please call Bryan Nobel @ 416-286-6631

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

CALL FOR CONSCIENCE 2018

Cardinal Thomas Collins, Archbishop of Toronto

Action is called for by his Eminence in advance of the June 7th provincial election to promote palliative care, conscience rights and the protection of faith-based facilities. His Eminence has asked Catholics to visit http://www.canadiansforconscience.ca/ontario to send a letter directly to all candidates in their riding for the June 7th election. A pre-written letter is provided which people can amend as they choose. If you did not receive Cardinal Collins’ emailed letter and you like to receive them in the future, please visit http://bit.ly/archtosignup

Thank you for advocating on these important issues!

SACRAMENTAL MINISTRY

We would like to take this opportunity to thank all the volunteers involved in our 2018 Sacraments. We have benefitted greatly due to your time and efforts

LEGION OF MARY

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

LIVE CHRIST SHARE CHRIST PROGRAM

We extend to you all to participate in a Liturgical Bible Study

When: Saturday June 2, 2018 9:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Where: St. Joseph’s Parish Hall

As designed and developed by Fr. Arlo S. Yap, SVD, Divine Word Biblical Centre

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 supporting mental health wellness

In 2016, over 2,000 people accessed individual, couple and family counselling at Catholic Family services of Peel-Dufferin, a ShareLife-funded agency. Often clients sought help to address depression. Given that depression has replaced back injury as the number one reason for absenteeism at work, these services are helping clients maintain employment and stay out of poverty. By supporting ShareLife agencies like CFS Peel-Dufferin, you’re helping people find health and happiness.

May 27 is the next ShareLife Sunday

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