The Solemnity of the body and blood of Christ June 3rd 2018 Year B

Office Closure

Please be advised that the Church Office will be closed on Wednesday, June 6th 2018.

Thank you

Masses for the Week

Sat. June 2

  • 9:00 am † Joseph Emmanuel
  • 5:00 pm † Rosario Calandra

Sun. June 3

  • 9:00 am † Pedro & Luiza Rodrigues
  • 11:00 am For the People of the Parish
  • 7:00 pm † CWL Members both living and deceased

Mon. June 4

  • 9:00 am † Souls in Purgatory

Tues. June 5

  • 9:00 am Intention of Karola Deschl

Wed. June 6

  • 9:00 am Intention of Gabriel Laberinto

Thurs. June 7

  • 9:00 am † Vito Renda

Fri. June 8 World Day of Prayer for Priests

  • 9:00 am

Sat. June 9 Immaculate Heart of the Blessed Virgin Mary

  • 9:00 am † Alison DeSilva
  • 5:00 pm † Ron Ansett

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.

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Accessibility

Wheelchair AccessibleSt. Joseph's Church is Wheelchair Accessible; ramps are available at the North and South exits of the church

Reflection

The Eucharistic celebration is the Christian Passover. Jesus is our Passover lamb and we are liberated from our sins. His blood, offered for us in sacrifice, makes us clean and renews the covenant God made with us long a go. Jesus gives a new interpretation to a traditional ritual meal, breaking the bread and sharing the cup as sacramental sign of the thee total gift of himself, which he offers on the cross for all people. In the first reading, we see how the people signify their acceptance of God’s covenant, his promise to them. They submit to God, the creator of all things, by offering sacrifice; their common sharing of the offerings by eating of them establishes their unity. Moses sprinkles blood on them to signify of the old covenant, the letter to the Hebrews tells us, were only outward signs of repentance. Jesus’ perfect self-offering has the power to transform us inwardly. We can look forward to the fulfillment of God’s promise, when we will drink the new wine with our saviour in God’s kingdom.

(Sunday Mass Book)

BRIEF HISTORY OF CORPUS CHRISTI

The history of this feast is inseparable from the social and political context of Belgium and medieval Eucharistic devotion and practices. In response to debates about the Real Presence and infrequent communion, there was a great development of Eucharistic devotion. The feast was established in 1246 in Liege, Belgium, by Bishop Robert of Turotte, in response to the call of Julianna of Cornillon and Eve of St. Martin. In 1208 Julianna reported a vision through which she understood that Jesus lamented the absence of a particular feast in the Church’s calendar focused on his sacramental presence on the altar. Her vision launched a campaign which led to the establishment of the Feast of Corpus Christi.

(The New Catholic Encyclopedia)

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!

SAVE THE DATE

July 8th at 1:00 p.m. our Annual Parish Picnic will be taking place at Adam’s Park. Details to follow.

MEN OF FAITH, MEN OF WISDOM CONFERENCE

Taking place on Saturday June 16, 2018.

Registration is at 9:30 a.m. and the conference takes place at 10:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. The speakers include Fr. Joseph Moncada at St. Thomas Aquinas Parish located at 640 Glenholme Avenue, Toronto

Admission is free- breakfast and lunch are included

Sponsored by The Legion of Mary Men’s Praesidium.

Contact Laurence Sabay at 647-767-4869

PRO-LIFE MOVEMENT

Meet the Pro-Life Movement on Saturday June 9 at 9:30 a.m.

Taking place at the University of St. Michael’s College, 81 St. Mary Street, Toronto

  • Training and Networking 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • Pub night 6:00 p.m.

A day of training for those who want to make a difference in Canada. Join us for a unique opportunity to meet key Canadian pro-life leaders, build your connections and equip yourself with knowledge and resources to expand the movement and effect change in the heart of the urban centre with the greatest influence on Canadian culture.

Check out our website for more details and to register: prolifemovement.ca

GOOD SHEPHERD PROVIDE A MEAL PROGRAM 2018

This program provides a home made casserole dish, made by our parishioners, once a month to the Good Shepherd Refuge. Any questions please call Annie

Alkins at 416-283-7420

No pick up in August

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YOUTH MINISTRY

EDGE

EDGE concluded with First Friday Mass and a family gathering, but many will still be active on Heritage Day and EDGE Camp.

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HS FOUNDATIONS

Grade 9-12, Come to the hall from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. on June 3rd for activities, supper, TBA...and stay for Mass.

Supper Saints: If you would like to treat our group, become a Supper Saint.

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YOUTH ULTIMATE FRISBEE

For Grade 6-12, Saturdays, June 9, 23, 30 and July 7.

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CATHOLIC WOMEN’S LEAGUE 33rd Heritage Day Community Festival

Taking place on Saturday June 16th, 2018 9:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

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ST. VINCENT de PAUL SOCIETY

Next week’s second collection is to support Marygrove Camp, which is a residential camp located on Georgian Bay. This provides girls between the ages of 5-13 an 8 day camping experience for girls who would not have this opportunity. Families who are experiencing financial or domestic hardship may contact the Society to determine their eligibility.

Our Society helps over 1,000 girls each summer, registering eligible campers through home visits. Each camper’s holiday is fully subsidized through the generous support of an annual Camp Collection held in parishes throughout the Archdiocese of Toronto.

We thank you for your continued support.

SHARELIFE

Living the Gospel by the promoting mental health of kids

Jake wrote a story in his grade 7 class that made his principal worry he might harm himself. The principal called his mother and recommended she take him to see a counsellor at Catholic Community Services of York Region, a ShareLife-funded agency. While the boy was very quiet during the first session, he eventually revealed his sadness and confusion about his parents’ divorce. As the counsellor helped Jake learn how other kids respond to a family breakup, he was relieved to find out his grieving was normal. Jake stared to feel much better. By donating to ShareLife, you’re helping kids like Jake find healing and happiness.

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