Sunday September 23rd, 2018 Twenty-Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time Year B

Masses for the Week

Sat. Sept. 22

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

Sun. Sept 23 25th Sunday in Ordinary Time

  • 9:00 am Intention of Mario & Maria Simao
  • 11:00 am For the People of the Parish
  • 7:00 pm † Pascoal J. Lino DeSouza

Mon. Sept. 24

  • 9:00 am † Louis & Agnes DeSouza

Tues. Sept. 25

  • 9:00 am Intention of Vanderputt Family

Wed. Sept. 26

  • 9:00 am † Rosina & Eugenio Caruso

Thur. Sept. 27

  • 9:00 am † Lollita Roque

Fri. Sept 28

  • 9:00 am
    • Intention of Trevor Lewis & Family
    • Intention of The Hutton Family
    • † Michael & Margaret Mullane
    • † Deceased family members of Francis Riggi

Sat. Sept. 29

  • 9:00 am † Gordon English
  • 5:00 pm Intention of Michael Gracias

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

For the second time, immediately after his transfiguration, Jesus predicts his passion. The disciples listen in disbelief; they do not want to hear. Their argument over rank shows how remote their thoughts are from willingness to suffer with the Master. Jesus counters their struggle for power by insisting that the greatest among them must become the servant of all. Jesus presents as example for discipleship a child, one who had no importance in the ancient world. Christ has aligned himself with those who have no prestige or importance; if we welcome them, Jesus promises, we shall find ourselves welcoming him and the Father also. Do we try to reconcile discipleship with a struggle for prestige? The letter of James speaks plainly of the better fruits of jealousy and ambition. In the first reading, the echoes of Jesus’ own suffering remind us that he was persecuted by those who seemed to be just. Do we persecute other believers? Or are we ready to be a servant Church, accepting a share in Jesus’ suffering and humiliation in order to share in his glory?

(Sunday Mass Book)

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 are now available.

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 have resumed on Thursdays after the 9:00 a.m. Mass, downstairs in the Hall in room 2. These involve a 1 hour gathering for anyone interested in expanding their understanding and appreciation of our Catholic faith. We use video presentations on various topics, e.g. lives of saints, Catholic conference talks, Scripture studies, seasonal meditations.

Refreshments and good company included.

REFUGEE OUTREACH COMMITTEE

September Food Drive!

Please return your donations of non perishable food at all the masses this weekend (September 22nd/23rd) Volunteers will be present to gather your donations. 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

ROSARY APOSTOLATE

The Rosary Apostolate in the Schools is seeking volunteers who have great devotion to the Mother of God and who are willing to visit our elementary schools to pray the Rosary in classrooms with the children once a month from October to May. Training and screening will be provided.

If interested, please contact Louise Stiles at 416-283-5055 or Bonnie Washer at 416-284-5772.

KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS

We will be leading the Rosary on Sunday, September 30 as it is the 5th Sunday. This will take place after the 9:00 and 11:00 a.m. Masses. Please join us.

YOUTH MINISTRY CORNER

All parishioners are invited to a brief presentation about the Youth Ministry on Sat. Sept. 29th at 2:00 p.m. If you are curious about what the youth do in EDGE, in HS Foundations and what a “Supper Saint” does, this is for you.

EDGE and HS Foundation’s registration has begun. Forms are available in the Narthex and on our website.

Return your completed form on Sunday, Sept. 23 between 10:00 – 11:00 a.m. in the Narthex, after the presentation on Sept. 29th or uploading it through our website (see below).

Great big THANK YOU to the Supper Saints who fed our participants on Sunday Sept. 9th. High School students, you are invited to come find out how God sees YOU on Sunday, Oct. 14th at 4:00 p.m. Supper is included along with Mass at 7:00 p.m.

https://www.stjosephstoronto.org/ministries/youth/ or contact Angie Bernard at 647-242-8429