Sunday November 25th, 2018 Solemnity of Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe Year B

Masses for the Week

Sat. Nov. 24

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

Sun. Nov. 25

  • 9:00 am † Intention of Kathleen Mills-Reece
  • 11:00 am For the People of the Parish
  • 7:00 pm † Deceased members of the Colangelo Family

Mon. Nov. 26

  • 9:00 am Intention of Kathleen Mills-Reece

Tues. Nov. 27

  • 9:00 am Intention of Andrew Fan

Wed. Nov. 28

  • 9:00 am † Gerardo Laberinto

Thur. Nov. 29

  • 9:00 am Intention of Denis Gracias

Fri. Nov. 30

  • 9:00 am
    • † Michael & Margaret Mullane
    • † Consuelo Calayag
    • † Betty O’Brien
    • † Walter Gaush
    • † Chu Bach

Sat. Dec. 1

  • 9:00 am Intention of Denis & Francis Gracias
  • 5:00 pm † Rosario Calandra

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

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Reflection

Jesus our King challenges our human notions of kingship and authority. Today’s gospel shows him standing as a powerless prisoner before Pilate. He is to be judged by the representative of the world’s greatest power; in fact, however, the Roman governor is about to judge himself. Pilate tries to escape responsibility by remaining neutral, but the presence of Jesus necessitates a choice. In him Pilate encounters truth-and refuses to listen. Although Christ rules over the realm of the spirit, his spiritual kingdom decisively affects this world and calls for decision. In the vision described by Daniel, a son of man (a member of the human race) receives from God the function of judge of humankind. Jesus, who rejected power as a way to gain followers and submitted to unjust power as a way to gain followers and submitted to unjust power, now receives the glory of universal rule. But what a ruler! The book of Revelation focuses on our pierced King, who shared our humanity and cleansed us of sin by his death in order to make us kings and priests with him. Will we follow him?

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ST. JOSEPH’S 160th MEMORABILIA AT GREAT PRICES

Christmas Cards (8/packet) @ $3.00 per packet

“Flavours of St. Joseph’s” Cookbook @ $10.00 per book

Available at the Counter in the Narthex. Do not miss out!

CHRISTMAS BELLS EVENT

December 8, 2018 @ 6:00 p.m. in the Hall

Our Parish Christmas Party will follow the 5:00 p.m. Mass. The evening will be filled with a magic show, carol singing, bingo and crafts for the kids along with refreshments.

And of course Santa will be making a guest appearance. Please come and share the joy of the evening with other members of our Parish Family.

If you would like to volunteer for this event, please contact the Parish Office or call Isis Rebello @ 416-286-0707.

This is a great way for students to earn their volunteer hours!

Our first meeting for volunteers is Tuesday, Nov. 27th @ 7:00 p.m. in the Parish Hall.

DON’T FORGET!

Final pick up for Good Shepherd Refuge on Saturday, Dec. 1st from 9:30 to 10:00 a.m. in the west parking lot.

CAMPAIGN LIFE CHRISTMAS CAKES

Cakes will be on sale in the Narthex after Mass on Saturday after the 5:00 p.m. Mass and Sunday after the 9:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. Masses.

There will be no sales on Sunday evenings  & NO sales on Saturday, December 8th.

For special orders, please call Roy Rox at 416-286-5798.

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.

MINI ADVENT RETREAT

In our Parish Hall on Saturday, December 8th 9:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Come...sing, pray, hear

Father Anthony Adusei, C.S.Sp.

Explain “Fighting the good fight for the crown of righteousness”

Advent Unwrapped

How Advent can enrich your spiritual health

(Light snacks will be provided)

CATHOLIC WOMEN’S LEAGUE

We would like to thank the Knights of Columbus, Parish Community, 50+ Club, etc. who attended, contributed and worked tirelessly for the success of our 2018 Bazaar.

Thanks to you we are able to continue to support our many charities. God Bless.

PARISH MASS FOR THE FAITHFULLY DEPARTED

It is a holy and pious act to pray for the dead so that they may be delivered from their sins

  • (cf.2 Maccabees 12:45)

Please join us on Friday, Nov. 30th at 7:30 p.m. for a Mass to be celebrated for the eternal rest of the faithfully departed, especially our parishioners who died this year, and those whose names are written in our 2018 Book of Remembrance

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]

THE BIBLE TIMELINE STUDY

Do you want to have a better understanding of our faith and a deeper relationship with God and others?

Please join us for “The Bible Timeline Study” beginning in the new year on Tuesday evenings, 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. January 15, 2019 to April 2, 2019.

It is a fascinating study that takes you on a journey through the entire Bible. You will learn the major people, places and events of the Bible and see how together they form the foundation of our faith. By being a part of this study you will not only benefit personally, but you will also help bring about a profound renewal in our parish as we all grow close to Christ.

For more information or to register please contact the Parish office or Pat Wilson: pwils435@gmail.com

YOUTH MINISTRY CORNER

EDGE

EDGE

  • Are you in grade 6,7 or 8? Join us on December 7th!

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

HS FOUNDATIONS

HS FOUNDATIONS

  • St. Pope John Paul II’s Theology of the Body. What can it mean to a high school teen? Com to the Church Hall on December 2nd at 4:00 p.m. to find out.

If you’re interested in donating your time to help sew some costumes for our Christmas play please call Angie Bernard at 647-242-8429