Sunday November 18th, 2018 Thirty-Third Sunday in Ordinary Time Year B

Masses for the Week

Sat. Nov. 17

  • 9:00 am † Myrtle D’Souza
  • 5:00 pm Intention of the Gracias & Remedios Families

Sun. Nov. 18

  • 9:00 am † Victor Giordano
  • 11:00 am For the People of the Parish
  • 7:00 pm † Venanzia Leonari

Mon. Nov. 19

  • 9:00 am † Joan Williams

Tues. Nov. 20

  • 9:00 am Intention of Mario & Maria Simao

Wed. Nov. 21

  • 9:00 am † Cristino Balin

Thur. Nov. 22

  • 9:00 am † Marisa Jane Pace

Fri. Nov. 23

  • 9:00 am
    • Intention of Ascuncion Dela Cruz
    • † Michael&Margaret Mullane
    • † Anna Ghose
    • † Sebastiano Renda
    • † Dorina D’Antimo

Sat. Nov. 24

  • 9:00 am † Saverimuttu Asirvatham
  • 5:00 pm † Benito Barbieri

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

Wheelchair Accessible

Reflection

Christ is coming to save us! With traditional language and imagery, the readings from the prophet Daniel and the gospel of Mark convey the overwhelming power of that last day. Then creation will be transformed and time will end. Cosmic upheaval symbolizes the new order which God will create . For each of us the time of Christ’s coming to judge and to gather us home is near chosen us, who is revealed in the Son of Man, Jesus. We should be able to read the signs of the times, but we do not need to know when or how God will triumph. Jesus himself, truly human did not know the time of the great Day, that end which is the beginning. Daniel’s prophecy is one of the first Old Testament writings to promise resurrection to eternal life, the radiant state of those who are saved. Not only the universe but our very lives will be transfigured by virtue of the redemptive death and resurrection of Christ our mediator. His perfect offering consecrates him as the one to lead us home.

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2019 DONATION ENVELOPES

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.

GOOD SHEPHERD PROVIDE-A-MEAL PROGRAM

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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THEOLOGY ON TAP-EAST

How Did I Become a Nun? How Did I Become a Priest?

Monday, December 3, 2018 7:00 to 9:00 p.m.

Le Spot Billiard Lounge

4531 Sheppard Ave. East 2nd Floor #200, Scarborough

All young adults (19-39) are invited to join us for Theology on Tap, an evening of thought-provoking conversation on theological topics with munchies provided. Come and bring a friend.

SACRAMENTAL MINISTRY

Important sacramental announcements and actions 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.

Confirmation Enrollment Mass has taken place.

If your child is not yet registered, please visit the Confirmation page. On this page you can download the required forms. In addition, if your child was not baptized at St. Joseph’s, a copy of his/her Baptismal Certificate is required.

2019 SUNDAY MISSALS

The missals are now available for sale in the Narthex at a cost of $5.00 each. There will be a limited number of Missals for use ONLY in the Church for those who do not wish to have their own personal copy. These will be found at the East and West entrances to the Church at the beginning of Advent and should be returned to their respective locations after each Mass.

KORO PILIPINO

Celebration of Simbang Gabi at St. Joseph’s Parish

  • Tuesday, Dec. 18 8:00 to 9:00 p.m.
  • Thursday Dec. 20 8:00 to 9:00 p.m.
  • Friday Dec. 21 8:00 to 9:00 p.m.
  • Saturday Dec. 22 8:00 to 9:00 p.m.
  • Monday Dec. 24 9:00 to 10:30 p.m.
    • (Carols at 9:00 p.m. - Mass at 9:30 p.m.)

There will be light refreshments served after the Mass in true Filipino culture and tradition. Everyone is welcome. There is a celebration of Pilipino Mass every first Saturday of the month at St. Joseph’s Parish. Pilipino Mass is sponsored by the Filipino Neighbourhood Association of Highland Creek (FNAHC) with the approval of the “Filipino Catholic Mission, Archdiocese of Toronto"

For more info. please contact the following:

RIGHT TO LIFE CHRISTMAS CARDS

Right to Life Christmas Cards are available for purchase.

The cost is $8.00 per package. Contact Lucia for information at 416-283-3536

SHEPHERD’S TRUST

As members of our Catholic community, we regularly benefit from the tireless service of our priests. Called by God and ordained to care for His people, our priests serve our families, in churches, schools, hospitals, nursing homes, missions and on the streets. The Shepherds’ Trust ensures our priests can live their retirement years with dignity.

For many of our retired shepherds, this means “lending a hand” to accommodate their special needs so that they continue to live with dignity.

The Shepherds’ Trust collection will take place in all parishes in the Archdiocese during this weekend.

Envelopes will be distributed during this weekend.

Your generosity is greatly appreciated.

ST. VINCENT de PAUL SOCIETY

We are preparing to assist many families during this festive time of year. If you or your workplace would like to sponsor a family please give us a call for details on a family. Please try to contact us before Dec. 2nd,... [Read More]

YOUTH MINISTRY CORNER

EDGE

EDGE

  • Nov. 23rd: Will be Gathering Gear. What will we need? Join us at EDGE from 7:00 to 8:45 p.m.

You can still register! Forms are online; paper forms are also in the Narthex.

HS FOUNDATIONS

HS FOUNDATIONS

  • Dec 2nd: High School students, this group is for YOU!
  • Come and be fed: supper, Theology of the Body, activities, friendships. 4:00 to 7:00 p.m.

Do you have the gift of sewing? If so, please consider getting involved in sewing costumes for the Christmas play in

December Contact Angie Bernard at 647-242-8429