Sunday September 9th, 2018 Twenty-Third Sunday in Ordinary Time Year B

Masses for the Week

Sat. Sept. 8 The Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary

  • 9:00 am † Intention of Nelly Charles & Joseph D’Cunha
  • 5:00 pm † Knights of Columbus Members both living and deceased

Sun. Sept 9

  • 9:00 am † Antonino Villanti
  • 11:00 am For the People of the Parish
  • 7:00 pm † Russell Donald Walter Stachiw

Mon. Sept. 10

  • 9:00 am † Ruth & Norma Mcdonald

Tues. Sept. 11

  • 9:00 am Intention of Caitlyn Santos

Wed. Sept 12

  • 9:00 am † Helen & Ernie Ungaro

Thurs. Sept. 13

  • 9:00 am † Ashley Hamilton

Fri. Sept 14

  • 9:00 am
    • † Amailia Ferarro
    • † Michael & Margaret Mullane
    • † Bruno Martin

Sat. Sept. 15

  • 9:00 am † Raymona Mercer
  • 5:00 pm † Deceased members of Francis Riggi’s Family

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.

Contact Us

Follow onto the Contact Us page to find the many ways you can contact and reach St. Joe's Parish

Accessibility

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

Reflection

Salvation is meant for the entire person. God’s healing of the blind, the lame, the deaf and dumb, which Isaiah promises, is the sign of complete liberation from sin and the effects of sin; the water flowing in the dry land of Palestine symbolizes salvation. In the story of Jesus’ cure of a deaf-mute, today’s gospel gives us a sign that the salvation promised is at hand. This miracle takes place among the pagans, anticipating the Christian ministry to the world; it shares many features of pagan miracle stories. But with the one he is healing. Jesus, the hidden messiah who avoids worldly fame, can no longer keep secret his wonderful works! The letter of James shows how the Church can be a sign of God’s salvation in today’s world. We who share a common faith belong to the family of Jesus. The poor among us should be treated as well as the rich are. Indeed, we as Church should identify with the poor and oppressed, for they were the first to be enriched by God with faith in Christ.

(Sunday Mass Book)

PRAYER GROUP

Our Prayer Group has resumed meetings on Thursday evenings at 7:30 p.m. in the Hall.

SUNDAY SCHOOL

Welcome to our 2018/19 season!

We offer Sunday School for students from Grade 1 to 7 who are wanting Catechism of our Catholic Faith. We focus on learning the beauty of being a child of God through approved curriculum. Sunday School is in addition to a Parent’s role as the primary teacher of the faith. The program is especially recommended for children who do not attend a Catholic School. A teacher will be in the Narthex between 10:00 to 11:00 a.m. on Sunday September 16th and Sunday September 23rd. Visit: https://www.stjosephstoronto.org/ministries/sunday-school/ for further information.

Classes will commence on Sunday September 30th after the 9:00 a.m. Mass.

SACRAMENTAL MINISTRY

Please expect in the coming weeks announcements regarding First Reconciliation/Communion and Confirmation. www.stjosephstoronto.org

LITURIGAL PUBLICATIONS

This is the company that publishes our weekly Bulletins. They will be setting up the advertisements for our church bulletin. The advertising will begin in September 2018 and supports the bulletin service. Please support the bulletin and advertise your product or service. Call Liturgical Publications at 905-624-4422

BACK TO SCHOOL

Wishing all our students a safe and productive year!

The best way to predict your future is to create it.

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

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REFUGEE OUTREACH COMMITTEE

September Food Drive!

We will be holding a parish food drive starting next week to fill the shelves of our food bank.

White bags will be provided after all the masses on the weekend of September 15th. Please take one and return your donations of non-perishable food before all the masses during the weekend of  September 22. (Volunteers will be present)

We are also looking for volunteers to join our team assisting us on the last Saturday of every month from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Please contact Carmela Gaudet at 416-283-8151

WHAT IS THE CWL?

The Catholic Women’s League is a National Catholic Women’s Organization

  • Membership comprises of women of the parish who are 16 years and older
  • Has over 80,000 member across Canada and is
  • officially recognized by the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops. St. Joseph’s membership is 210
  • It celebrates healthy family life and the Catholic faith enhancing spiritual development in the role of women in the church and society.
  • Protects the sanctity of human life from conception to natural death.
  • In Toronto the CWL holds Annual Youth Awards
  • Contests that encourage participation through our schools and parishes. Contests include Public Speaking, Poetry & Essay submissions and a Youth Service Award and we are very proud that there have been some winners from our Parish.
  • It gives each member the opportunity to use her talents in many different ways be it on her council, parish, the schools or out in the community.
  • Encourages members to develop their leadership skills.
  • Is affiliated with the World Union of Catholic
  • Women’s Organizations (WUCWO)
  • Is the only women’s organization that meets with the government once a year to voice concerns that impact families and communities at home and aboard....and so much more, come join us so that you can make a difference for “God and Canada”

YOUTH MINISTRY CORNER

  • Do you have a child entering Grade 6, 7 or 8?
  • Does your child have questions about the Catholic Faith? Do you want your child in a Faith-filled environment where s/he can nurture a personal relationship with God through music, games, challenges and food?
  • Do you want more family activities with God?

If you said “Yes” to any of these question then you want to register your child for EDGE on Sept. 16 or Sept. 23rd. First EDGE Night will be Oct. 19th

For more information please visit the EDGE website.

 

All High School students are invited to HS FOUNDATIONS on Sept. 8th from 4:00 p.m. to

8:00 p.m. Come find out what it really means to “be made in the image and likeness of God” as we explore St. Pope John Paul II’s Theology of the Body, share a “Supper Saint” meal, enjoy activities and participate in the 7:00 p.m. Mass together.

For more information please visit the HS Foundations website.