Sunday September 16th, 2018 Twenty-Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time Year B

Masses for the Week

Sat. Sept. 15

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

Sun. Sept 16

  • 9:00 am † Carmelo & Francesca Virecci
  • 11:00 am For the People of the Parish
  • 7:00 pm † Hazel Hemques

Mon. Sept. 17

  • 9:00 am † Marcelino & Rosario Gatchalian

Tues. Sept. 18

  • 9:00 am † Patrick Paraan

Wed. Sept. 19

  • 9:00 am † Minelle D’Souza

Thur. Sept. 20

  • 9:00 am † Souls in Purgatory

Fri. Sept 21

  • 9:00 am
    • † Esther Perumal
    • † Michael & Margaret Mullane
    • † Marietta Don Paul
    • † Phillippiah Thairiyanathar

Sat. Sept. 22

  • 9:00 am † Louis Figueira
  • 5:00 pm † Rosario Calandra

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

To be true to his task as the Christ, God’s anointed one, Jesus must suffer. Christians too must take up their cross, a fearful reality, and follow their Lord. These difficult words are spoken as Jesus’ ministry has taken him far from Jerusalem. From now on he will make his way to the place of his death with firm resolve. But Peter, first to recognize Jesus as the longed-for messiah, objects and is sharply rebuked for playing the part of Satan by tempting Jesus to depart from God’s will. There can be no compromise: to save our life we must carry our cross. Jesus had read of his destiny in the scriptures and accepted the Father’s will for his life. In the first reading we see the suffering servant of Old Testament prophecy. This innocent victim and peaceable non-resister turns the other check. His body is bruised and his spirit is unflinching, for God is at his side. We Christians should read the letter of James with special care. It is not enough to profess our faith with Peter; the proof lies in renouncing self and loving our neighbour with deeds of charity.

(Sunday Mass Book)

POPE FRANCIS ON TWITTER

Jesus came down on earth so that we could go up to heaven: this is the mystery of the cross.

-Tweeted on September 11

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

The registration and enrollment Process and Requirements as well as the Schedule for First Reconciliation/Communion and Confirmation will be made available shortly, stay tuned.

Check the following pages periodically for the latest updates.

ST. BRENDAN CATHOLIC SCHOOL - LUNCHTIME SUPERVISOR POSITIONS AVAILABLE

We are looking for enthusiastic, hardworking and committed individuals to join our Lunchtime Supervisor staff. This role includes supervising and monitoring students during their scheduled lunch period for one hour per day.

If you are interested, please come by the school at 183 Centennial Road to pick up an application package.

FAITH ENRICHMENT GROUP

Weekly sessions resume on Thursday, September 20th after the 9:00 a.m. Mass, downstairs in the Hall in room 2. The purpose of this group is to expand one’s understanding and appreciating of our Catholic faith.

No fees or commitment required. Come and see!

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

ST. VINCENT DE PAUL SOCIETY - BUNDLE UP EVENT

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

ARCHDIOCESE OF TORONTO

If you are interested in finding out about other events taking place throughout Toronto, please visit https://www.archtoronto.org/ Visit their “Event’s” page to find further information.

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.