Sunday June 24th, 2018 The Nativity of St. John the Baptist Year B

Masses for the Week

Sat. June 23

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

Sun. June 24

  • 9:00 am Intention of Dias Family
  • 11:00 am For the People of the Parish
  • 7:00 pm Intention of Edwin & Celeste Mauricio

Mon. June 25

  • 9:00 am † Aurora Samante-Lachica

Tues. June 26

  • 9:00 am † John Wallner

Wed. June 27

  • 9:00 am † Anita Fetalvero

Thurs. June 28

  • 9:00 am † Myrtle D’Souza

Fri. June 29

  • 9:00 am
    • † Elizabeth Barrera
    • † Pablo Aguilar Jr.
    • † Cristino Balin
    • † Phillipa Daly
    • † Russel Stachiw

Sat. June 30

  • 9:00 am † Connie & Marie Fernandes
  • 5:00 pm † Rocchina Auciello

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.

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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

Christian faith does not preserve us-or the Church-from the storms of life. We must be willing to pass through them confident of God’s help and without undue alarm. In biblical thought, powers hostile to God and humans alike live in the sea. Mark’s description of the violent storm shows these powers attacking the disciples and the Son of God who, asleep, seems remote. Does Christ have to rebuke us, as he did the disciples in the boat with him, for having no faith? We have to believe even when we seem to be lost in the darkness. Jesus himself would pass through suffering and death, and we must follow him through death to resurrection. Like Job, we are asked to bear our suffering with unquestioning faith in God’s power and providence. How overwhelmed we should be by the knowledge of Christ’s love, St. Paul says. Jesus has suffered for us and with us so that we might be made new in him. The Christian finds true joy in doing God’s will, both in good times and in bad.

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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!

FOOD FOR THOUGHT

“Rest is not idleness, and to lie sometimes on the grass under trees on a summer’s day, listening to the murmur of the water, or watching the clouds float across the sky, is by no means a waste of time”.

(John Lubbock)

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

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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THE CATHOLIC WOMEN’S LEAGUE

The St. Joseph’s Chapter would like to thank the Knights of Columbus for helping to setup and take down the tables for The Heritage Festival and their support with our other events. Thank you to the Parish Community, our families for their contributions and for coming to celebrate the day with us To the many CWL sisters who worked tirelessly for the success of the 2018 Heritage Festival. THANK YOU! The weather was perfect and the food was delicious. It’s due to your generosity and hard work that we are able to serve and support our Parish and charities.

Thank you and God Bless.

ST. VINCENT DE PAUL

We wish to express our gratitude to you for your generosity during our second collection on behalf of Camp Marygrove.

Thank you

YOUTH MINISTRY

Come and visit the Youth Ministry table during the Heritage Day Festival taking place on June 16th!

See what EDGE is all about

Find out about Ultimate Frisbee

Ask about HS Foundations

Sign up to be a Supper Saint

Meet the Youth Minister.

Want to get involved?

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

FAMILY OF FAITH

Thank you for your commitment to our parish’s Family of Faith Campaign. The efforts that we make together will further the Pastoral Plan and Mission of our Church. Please remember to honour the pledge that you made. As payments are made, funds will be deposited into our account to help us repay our parish loan, grow our youth ministry and hopefully pave our west side parking lot.

KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS

Fallsview Casino Charity Bus Trip

When: July 21st, 9:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Cost: Tickets are $10.00 each which includes a $10.00 casino voucher

Fun & Games for people 19 years of age or older.

All proceeds support the Knight’s many charities.

Contact: Bryan Nobel at 416-286-6631