Sunday November 4th, 2018 Thirty-First Sunday in Ordinary Time Year B

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Masses for the Week

Sat. Nov. 3

  • 9:00 am †Bruno & Gina Martin
  • 5:00 pm †Deceased members of the Prayer Group

Sun. Nov. 4

  • 9:00 am †Thomas Banks
  • 11:00 am For the People of the Parish
  • 7:00 pm † Galliano Sisti

Mon. Nov. 5

  • 9:00 am † Catherin Boyd

Tues. Nov. 6

  • 9:00 am † Souls in Purgatory

Wed. Nov. 7

  • 9:00 am † Simeon Maristanes

Thur. Nov. 8

  • 9:00 am † Maureen Nobel

Fri. Nov. 9

  • 9:00 am
    • † Michael & Margaret Mullane
    • † Bayani Santos
    • † Deceased members of the Torrano Family
    • † Abramo, Roberto, Benuenuta & Dorina DeAcetis
    • † Ramon Faunal

Sat. Nov. 10

  • 9:00 am † Beatification of Frank Duff
  • 5:00 pm † Elias Diniz

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.

Contact Us

Follow onto the Contact Us page to find the many ways you can contact and reach St. Joe’s Parish

St. Joseph’s Church is Wheelchair Accessible; ramps are available at the North and South exits of the church

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What does God want most? Jesus’ statement of the twin commandment to love God and neighbour seems so commonplace. Yet the linking of these two commands of the Old Testament, to love God wholeheartedly and our neighbour as ourselves, was new. They still demand so much that we will never fulfill them perfectly. This teaching is placed near the end of Jesus’ ministry; soon he will live out his wholehearted love on the cross. The scribe who questioned Jesus had recognized someone close to God, and he repeats Jesus’ answer to meditate on it. Jesus invites him to accept God’s rule over his life. The scribe realizes that ritual worship, essential as it is, is worthless without love. The letter to the Hebrews explains that Christ has been consecrated our perfect high priest and savior eternally because of his loving offering of himself made once and for all. Every Mass makes us present to Jesus’ unique sacrifice and draws us into his perfect priestly offering of praise and love of God.

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Every child, every person needs to know that they are a source of joy; every child, every person, needs to be celebrated. Only when all of our weaknesses are accepted as part of our humanity can our negative, broken self-images be transformed.

Jean Vanier, Becoming Human


Last session for 2018 is on Saturday, Nov. 3rd Keep your desire burning in learning about the scriptures. The December session is cancelled due to our Parish Advent Retreat. Teachings with Fr. Tony will commence in January 2019.


November 4th, 2018 at 6:00—11:00 p.m.

Lula Lounge, 1585 Dundas St. West

Catholic Family Services of Toronto presents a Benefit Concert to End Abuse to Women and Girls. Enrico Galante and Friends will be performing for this important cause. Tickets are only available through CFS Toronto in advance for $40.00 and at the door $45.00. Dinner and refreshments are available a la carte. All proceeds go to the CFS of Toronto’s Women Abuse Programs.

If unable to attend you can donate at and write “Benefit Concert” in the Comments section.

For information call: 416-921-1163 ext. 2240


[wp-svg-icons icon=”tags” wrap=”i”] Important announcements this week…

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.


We have a committee in-charge of all the technology assets of St. Joseph’s Church. The responsibility of this committee includes, but not limited to, maintaining, improving and managing things like the Multimedia System, Audio System, Parish Website and other such assets. It will also oversee the development and/or use of new technologies and systems in keeping with the overall mission of building community and enhancing the spiritual life of the parish.

The members are Maskie Fernandes, Mike McManus, David Gowe, Barbara Sullivan, Isis Rebello, Frank Taylor, Marla Tanuan and Paul Mascarenhas.

We thank them for accepting to serve our parish in this new ministry.


November 13, 2018 at 7:00 p.m.

3220 Bayview Avenue, Toronto

Historical talk by Sub-deacon Shawn Goldman

Bishop Sheptytsky is considered one of the most influential Ukrainian religious figures of the first half of the 20th century. During the SHOAH (the Holocaust) as head of the Ukrainian Catholic Church, he risked his life along with the lives of hundreds of members of the clergy to save hundreds of Jewish lives in his residence and monasteries. He also issued the pastoral letter, “Thou Shalt Not Kill” to protest atrocities during this time. Sub-deacon Shawn Goldman will tell this brave story, which is held by the Fellowship of St. Joseph of the Association for Hebrew Catholics.



Mark in your calendars:

Saturday, November 17, 2018; 9:30 a.m – 2:00 p.m.

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Celebrating 15 years, Salt + Light T.V. is available on a free preview from participating cable and satellite providers across Canada until the end of December 2018. This channel provides programming that unites people together through prayer, celebration, thought-provoking reporting and stories of faith in action.

To find your provider’s channel and learn more about Salt + Light call 416-971-5353, 1-888-302-7181 or online at

Join us in sharing the joys and hopes of the Gospel through television, radio, print and online media.


The casseroles parishioners prepare feed the needy that drop in at The Good Shepherd Refuge on Queen St. East

Want to participate in this program?

Contact Annie Alkins at 416-283-7420

The final drop off date for this year is Saturday, December 1st from 9:30 to 10:00 a.m. in the west parking lot.

Thank you for your continued generosity!

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  • Nov. 9th: FAMILY Night at EDGE. Parents and siblings can join your EDGEr from 7:00 p.m. to 8:45 p.m.

You can still register. Forms are in the Narthex and online (address found below).

For information go to Youth Ministry – EDGE page



High School student, HS FOUNDATIONS is for YOU! Come and be fed: supper, Theology of the Body , activities and friendships 4:00 to 7:00 p.m.

For information go to Youth Ministry – HS Foundations page