Sunday October 21st, 2018 Twenty-Ninth Sunday in Ordinary Time Year B

Masses for the Week

Sat. Oct. 20

  • 9:00 am †Dennis Pinto
  • 5:00 pm †Dorothy-Samuel Johns

Sun. Oct. 21

  • 9:00 am †Saverimuttu Asirvatham
  • 11:00 am For the People of the Parish
  • 7:00 pm † Vincent Sequiera

Mon. Oct. 22

  • 9:00 am † Philippiah Thairiyanathar

Tues. Oct. 23

  • 9:00 am † Deceased members of Kevin Pinto’s family

Wed. Oct. 24

  • 9:00 am † Dale Lafrance

Thur. Oct. 25

  • 9:00 am † Visitacion Faldas

Fri. Oct. 26

  • 9:00 am
    • Intention of Mariel Laberinto
    • † Michael & Margaret Mullane
    • † Mateo & Juliana Peralta
    • † Gil & Catalina Garcia
    • † Emanuel Aquino

Sat. Oct. 27

  • 9:00 am † Paul Camilleri
  • 5:00 pm † Richard Jansz

New to the Parish? Welcome!

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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

Every Christian-including those called to leadership in the Church-must share Christ’s life of service and destiny of suffering. In the gospel, James and John ask to rule with Christ in glory. Jesus rejects their request; his followers must drink from his cup of suffering and be renewed by sharing in the cross. Even then, disciples cannot lay claim to a special reward. That is God’s to dispense; our duty is to follow the Lord. Leadership in the Church is to be radically different from worldly authority. Jesus himself provides its standard when he dies an atoning death for the benefit of everyone. Today’s first reading, from a servant song of Isaiah, offers a prophetic picture of Jesus’ own mission of redemptive suffering. He will accomplish God’s will and receive the promise made to the faithful servant. Jesus is our high priest, Hebrews tells us; he has shared our human weakness, even being tempted, though remaining free from sin. Therefore he can serve as our mediator and bring us into God’s presence. We have reason to be confident; let us cling to faith in Jesus!

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2019 DONATION ENVELOPES

These are available for pick up in the Narthex. They are alphabetized within each tray. Please be patient when looking for and ensure you are taking your own box.

POPE FRANCIS TWEET

When we listen to the Word of God, we obtain the courage and perseverance to offer the best of ourselves to others.

(Oct. 17th 2018)

SAINT POPE JOHN PAUL II - FEAST DAY

Darkness can only be scattered by light, hatred can only be conquered by love.

Oct. 22nd is Saint Pope John Paul II’s Feast day.

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 Office of Vocations

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.

ALTAR SERVERS

We wish to congratulate the following Altar Servers for receiving the Bishop’s Altar Servers medal in recognition for their dedication and commitment to their service for our parish.

  • Jayden D’Lima
  • Isabelle D’Sousa
  • Adrian Dias
  • Daniel Dias
  • Marvin Fernandes
  • Declan Lobo
  • Kristin Figueredo
  • Deborah Lobo
  • Lance Prima
  • Alex Ricafranca
  • Alexandra Walke

CONGRATULATIONS!!

PRESENTATION MANOR

Named to honour the feast of Presentation of Jesus is a new community offering seniors both Independent and Assisted Living. It is inspired by Catholic Religious sisters, brothers, and priests, who will live alongside Catholic, lay women and men and people of other faith traditions. Located at 61 Fairfax Crescent (just north of St. Clair East at Warden) our doors will open on October 17 and it would be our pleasure to show you our unique seniors’ home. We can be reached before that date by calling Deirdre Flanagan, Director of Community Relations at 647-350-3755

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

BIBLE STUDY

Some parishioners would like to bring Jeff Cavins’ The Bible Timeline—The Story of Salvation Bible Study to our Parish for January 2019. If you are interested, please come to an information meeting on Wednesday, October 24 at 7:30 p.m. at our Parish.

There will be a short presentation and discussion.

All are welcome.

ST. VINCENT de PAUL SOCIETY - ACTIVITY REPORT

ST. BERNADETTE’S, AJAX

On Saturday, October 27th 2018 at 10:00 to 11:30 a.m.

Our Lady of Guadalupe and the Theology of the Body

The presenter is Sr. Helena Burns, fsp. who is a renown speaker in both Canada and the U.S.

St. Bernadette is located at 21 Bayly St. East

YOUTH MINISTRY CORNER

EDGE

EDGE

  • Oct. 19th: The youth in EDGE found four Treasures of the Catholic Church!
  • Oct. 26th: EDGE Families will experience God’s Love at the Divine Retreat Centre
  • Oct. 28th: 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. EDGE is Inviting you, the parishioners to come and Meet  A Saint in the Narthex

For information go to Youth Ministry - EDGE page

HS FOUNDATIONS

HS FOUNDATIONS

  • Oct. 14th: Thank you to our “Supper Saints”! You Fed our bodies while Theology of the Body fed our Souls with a teaching about Chastity by Cristalina Evert!

For information go to Youth Ministry - HS Foundations page