Sunday June 17th, 2018 Eleventh Sunday in Ordinary Time Year B

Masses for the Week

Sat. June 16

  • 9:00 am † Vince & Carmen Mione
  • 5:00 pm † Muriel Gaston

Sun. June 17

  • 9:00 am † Amador Iglesia
  • 11:00 am For the People of the Parish
  • 7:00 pm † Giovanni & Aquilina Vacca

Mon. June 18

  • 9:00 am † Gloria Lobo

Tues. June 19

  • 9:00 am † Deceased member of the Camilleri & Dwyer Families

Wed. June 20

  • 9:00 am † Deacon Peter Doyle

Thurs. June 21

  • 9:00 am † Renata Eisen

Fri. June 22

  • 9:00 am
    • † Uroosa Zhib Panjwani
    • † Russell Stachiw
    • † Tran Van Tho

Sat. June 23

  • 9:00 am † Joan Cooke
  • 5:00 pm † Elias Diniz

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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.

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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

What is the kingdom of God like? It does not resemble our notion of an earthly kingdom, Jesus says, as he uses simple images to describe the way God’s rule grows in our midst. Once sown, the seed develops without the aid of the farmer, who returns only at harvest time to reap. In the parable of the mustard seed we see that God’s rule, like Jesus’ ministry, has insignificant beginnings. From the smallest seed grows the biggest shrub, which nevertheless remains unpretentious whether as seed or tree. Not its dignity but its function of providing shelter for birds is important. So it is with the Church. The language of parable allows us to within the company of the disciples, the Church. Ezekiel’s prophecy uses impressive royal imagery for God’s promise to raise up a protector for Israel. St. Paul expresses the great longing which should be felt by every Christian: to please God so that we may join him in our heavenly home.

(Sunday Mass Book)

ST. JOSEPH’S SCHEDULE FOR SUMMER 2018

Mass Schedule: Will remain the same

Bulletin Publication: Will halt during the months of July and August. Last bulletin will be published on June 24th and will resume on September 9th. Deadline for submission will be Tuesday September 4th

Mass Intentions: Will be posted in the Narthex & West Entrance.

Office Closures: Monday July 2nd; Monday August 6th Monday September 3rd.

Office Summer Hours: Monday to Thursday: 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (closed for lunch at 12:30 to 1:30 p.m.) On Friday: 9:00 to 1:00 p.m.

Have a safe and happy summer!

FAITH ENRICHMENT

This program will take a break during the summer and resume in mid-September. Have a blessed summer.

RECENT TWEET BY POPE FRANCIS

The Holy Spirit gives us strength we need to achieve holiness in the midst of our everyday lives.

WORLD DAY AGAINST CHILD LABOUR

(was on June 12)

Pope Francis came out strongly against the scourge, denouncing those who shatter the hope of the little ones. “Children must be able to play, study and grow in a peaceful environment. Woe to anyone who stifles their joyful impulse to hope!”

The UN’s International Labour Organization instituted this annual observance in 2002 to focus attention on the global extent of child labour and the action and efforts needed to eliminate it.

There have been 152 million victims of this horrible practice.

MINISTRIES IN NEED OF NEW MEMBERS

Do you think God may be calling you to use your talents to serve our parish as an Usher/Greeter, or as a member of The Legion of Mary? There is room in these ministries and naturally in our Knights of Columbus and the C.W.L. Please call the office 416-282-0370 if you have any interest in enriching our parish by contributing your talents and ideas.

“The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others”.

- Mahatma Gandhi

PARISH PICNIC

NEW BEGINNINGS

This year our Parish hosted training sessions for interested people to begin a chapter of this Ministry here at St. Joseph’s Parish. This ministry is dedicated to assisting those who have suffered a loss through separation, divorce or death of a loved one. This group helps facilitate Parish based Support Groups; Day Retreats; Seminars and Professional Counselling.

Should you require assistance please call the office at 416-282-0370 or Arcangelo Limanni at 416-921-1163 ext. 2225

ALTAR SERVERS

We wish to thank our Altar Servers and their parents who attended our Refresher/Training session and the Appreciation Ceremony, which was sponsored by the Knights of Columbus (#11525). A BIG thank you to Michael Valladares, Lead Server, who did an excellent job re-training our servers and our sincere gratitude to the Knights for their assistance and participation.

CRADLE OF HOPE CONFERENCE

Canada Christian College

50 Gervais Drive, Toronto

On Saturday June 23rd beginning at 8:30 a.m. this event will take place which is being hosted by the Catholic Charismatic Renewal (CCRC) of the Archdiocese of Toronto. Mass, adoration, confession, praise and worship and healing procession. Guest speakers include Dr. Mary Healy, Dr. Mark Nimo, Lalith Perera, Fr. Matthias Amuzu, Fr. Ben St. Croix and Bishop Robert Kasun of the Archdiocese of Toronto.

For information please call

647-669-7524, 647-447-1513 or 647-887-5517.

Website: www.ccrctor.com