Sunday September 30th, 2018 Twenty-Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time Year B

Masses for the Week

Sat. Sept. 29

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

Sun. Sept 30

  • 9:00 am Intention of Robbins Family
  • 11:00 am For the People of the Parish
  • 7:00 pm † Anne Miller

Mon. Oct. 1

  • 9:00 am † Robert Lithown

Tues. Oct. 2

  • 9:00 am Intention of Mario & Maria Simao

Wed. Oct. 3

  • 9:00 am † Xavier Dennis Sampson

Thur. Oct. 4

  • 9:00 am † Myrna Francisco

Fri. Oct. 5

  • 9:00 am
    • Intention of The Hutton Family
    • Intention of Eleanor &
    • Patrick Boyle
    • Intention of Aaliyah Santos
    • † Michael & Margaret Mullane
    • † Bayani Santos
  • 7:30 pm
    • Intention of The Hutton Family
    • Intention of Trevor Lewis & Family
    • † Martin & Arnolta Raposo
    • † Alfred & Matilda Hannah
    • † Edward Fitzgerald

Sat. Oct. 6

  • 9:00 am † Marion & Bernard Tonner
  • 5:00 pm † CWL members both living

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.

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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

The Church cannot claim to have exclusive rights on Jesus Christ! In the gospel, Jesus rebukes his disciples for intolerance. God’s work will not be limited to exclusive circles and established channels. Others too are graced; do we try to limit their effectiveness and monopolize the work of Christ? We have no reason to be jealous, for God will reward anyone who aids Jesus’ followers. As there most be no power struggles, so we must not scandalize the uninstructed. In everything we do, the work of Christ should take precedence over our personal views and position. Eternal life with Christ is of such great value that we must avoid sin or scandal at any cost. Are we as large-hearted as Moses, who in the first reading rebukes those envious of God’s gifts and wishes that all were graced with God’s Spirit? The letter of James deals with another kind of hoarding: overconsumption. Human exploitation and injustice by the wealthy of this world cry out to the Just One, who will render judgement on the last day.

(Sunday Mass Book)

LIVE CHRIST SHARE CHRIST

You are all invited to listen to our monthly Live Christ Share Christ teaching with Fr. Anthony Adusei after the 9:00 a.m. mass on the first or second Saturday of the month. Please bring your own Bible.

Mark your calendars for the remaining 2018 teaching:

  • October 6
  • November 3
  • December 1 (retreat)

“We are not called by God to do extraordinary things, but to do things with extraordinary love.”

- Jean Vanier

SUNDAY SCHOOL

Welcome to our 2018/19 season!

Classes commencing this Sunday after the 9:00 a.m. Mass on Sunday, Sept. 30th

Visit: https://www.stjosephstoronto.org/ministries/sunday-school/ for further information.

RCIA PROGRAM

The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults program is oriented towards those who are searching and inquiring about the Catholic way of life. The people are initiated into the Catholic Church through the celebration of Baptism, Confirmation and the Eucharist.

First class is on Monday, October 15th at 7:00 p.m.

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.

ROSARY APOSTOLATE

We are 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.

THE PRAYER GROUP

Life in the Spirit Seminar (runs for 7 weeks) beginning on October 4 at 7:00 p.m.

DATE THEME SPEAKER
Oct. 4 Introduction & God’s Love for Us Susie Pereira
Oct. 11 The Gift of Salvation Susie Pereira
Oct. 18 The Grace of the Holy Spirit & New Life Audrey Johnson
Oct. 25 Preparing to Receive The Grace of the Holy Spirit Fr. Matthias Amuzu
Nov. 1 Receiving the Grace of the Holy Spirit Fr. Ben or Fr. Matthias & CCRC Team
Nov. 8 Growing in the Spirit Br. Don Quilao
Nov. 15 Forward in the Spirit, Transformation of Christ Mary Cruz

For more information please contact The Prayer Group

ST. VINCENT DE PAUL SOCIETY - BUNDLE UP EVENT

NEW BEGINNINGS

CATHOLIC WOMENS LEAGUE - 24th ANNUAL INTERFAITH CELEBRATION

CANADA NEEDS OUR LADY

Please join us on Saturday, October 13th between 12:00 p.m. and 1:00 p.m. as we celebrate our 101th anniversary of the Apparitions of Our Lady of Fatima and the three secrets which she revealed to the three shepherd children and the miracle of the sun, which took place.

We will all gather in front of our Parish and publicly pray the rosary.

YOUTH MINISTRY CORNER

  • First EDGE Night will be Oct. 19th
  • All High School students are invited toHS FOUNDATIONS to come find out how God sees YOU on Sunday, October 14th at 4:00 p.m.
  • Supper is included along with Mass at 7:00 p.m.

For more information please visit our website https://www.stjosephstoronto.org/ministries/youth/ or contact Angie Bernard at 647-242-8429