Sunday October 7th, 2018 Twenty-Seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time Year B

Masses for the Week

Sat. Oct. 6

  • 9:00 am †Marion & Bernard Tonner
  • 5:00 pm †Members of the CWL both Living & Deceased

Sun. Oct. 7

  • 9:00 am †Ciriaco Castro
  • 11:00 am For the People of the Parish
  • 7:00 pm † Rodolfo & Anatalia Gatchalian

Mon. Oct. 8

  • 9:00 am † Maureen Noble

Tues. Oct. 9

  • 9:00 am †Amy & John D’Souza

Wed. Oct. 10

  • 9:00 am Intention of Derek Fernandes

Thur. Oct. 11

  • 9:00 am Intention of Alicia Santos

Fri. Oct. 12

  • 9:00 am
    • Intention of The Atkinson Family
    • † Michael & Margaret Mullane
    • † Gilberto & Sara Aguirre
    • † Teresita Pablo Cereneo
    • † Linda Javier

Sat. Oct. 13

  • 9:00 am † Leonita Quitoriano
  • 5:00 pm † Carmela Spano

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

For a patriarchal era, the famous story of Genesis is an unexpected statement of the equality of the sexes and their mutual development through marriage. The story does not describe the creation of woman but explains why women are so important to men. In God’s plan, women are not subordinate but fully human. Today’s gospel shows Jesus rejecting the Jewish custom of Divorce – which could be initiated only by the husband – and establishing equal responsibilities in marriage for both partners (the Jewish husband was not considered guilty of adultery against his wife). Jesus forbids divorce by either partner in the interpersonal relationship of marriage. Then the gospel turns to Jesus’ love for children; they are not self-sufficient but are open to others. We should welcome God’s rule like children, who cannot claim anything on their own merits. The letter to the Hebrews holds up Jesus as the one who leads us into God’s glory. In Jesus, God entered into partnership with the human race. In Jesus’ spirit of self-giving, women and men can enter into and sustain the most demanding of partnerships, marriage.

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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.

LEGION OF MARY

During the month of October, we will be praying the rosary every evening at 7:00 p.m. in the Chapel, which is located in the Rectory. All are welcome to join us.

COME AND SEE WEEKEND

November 2-4, 2018 at St. Augustine’s Seminary

Inviting single Catholic men 17 years and older to cultivate a deeper prayer life and relationship with Jesus Christ; leading to a better discernment of God’s call for their lives. Please register online at www.vocationstoronto.ca

For more information, please contact the

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. JOSEPH’S 11 A.M. SUNDAY CHOIR

We are seeking new members. Originally founded in 1955, we have a long tradition of serving the parish community. Our repertoire includes both traditional and contemporary music with up to 4 parts. All are invited, young and old-we are especially in need of male voices. Previous musical training is an asset but not required. Rehearsals are held on Sunday after the 11:00 a.m. mass.

Please see the choir director, Jason Gotera for more information.

ST. JOSEPH’S MULTIMEDIA SYSTEM

We are looking for volunteers to operate the projectors as regular, alternate and backup operators during weekend Masses. Adults and students (from grade 11 up) are eligible to participate. Students will receive volunteer hours for their service. If you are interested in helping out in this important role during the mass, please attend our next training session taking place on October 23rd.

If you’re interested please give your name to any of our Choir Directors or the Parish Office by October 15th

KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS

Casino Rama Charity Bus Trip Taking place on Saturday, November 3rd, 2018

Bus leaves St. Joseph’s west parking lot at 9:30 a.m. Approximate return time is 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $10.00 each which includes a $10.00 Casino Free Play. The last trip sold out so get your tickets soon!

For tickets contact Andrew or Bryan Nobel at 416-286-6631 or 647-937-6631

CATHOLIC WOMENS LEAGUE

9th annual Mass offered to End Woman Abuse Taking place at St. Edward the Confessor located at 75 Church Avenue, North York on Thursday, October 18, 2018 at 7:00 p.m. Light refreshments to follow in the Parish Hall

REFUGEE OUTREACH COMMITTEE

We wish to thank our parish community for your very generous response to our food drive and for your continued support. Our shelves are once again full and donations will go a long way to help the needy in our community.

NEW BEGINNINGS

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

Calling all grade 6,7 and 8 students!

Kick off EDGE Night will be Oct. 19th

From 7:00 to 8:45 p.m. Registration forms are found in the Narthex or website (see below.) Please return completed forms by uploading on our website, on our first night or calling Angie at 647-242-8429.

For information go to https://www.stjosephstoronto.org/ministries/youth/


All High School students are invited to HS FOUNDATIONS to come find out what it means to be “Made in the image of God.” on Sunday, October 14th at 4:00 p.m.

Supper is included along with Mass at 7:00 p.m.

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