Sunday December 2nd, 2018 First Sunday of Advent Year C

Masses for the Week

Sat. Dec. 1

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

Sun. Dec. 2

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

Mon. Dec. 3

  • 9:00 am † For the Living and Deceased Priests

Tues. Dec. 4

  • 9:00 am Intention of Italia Raponi

Wed. Dec. 5

  • 9:00 am † Souls in Purgatory

Thur. Dec. 6

  • 9:00 am † Ramon Faunal

Fri. Dec. 7

  • 9:00 am
    • Intention of Mario & Maria Simao
    • † Michael&Margaret Mullane
    • † Martin & Arnolta Raposo † Alfred & Matilda Hannah
    • † Paul Camilleri
  • 7:30 pm
    • † Marcellina V. & Cipriano L. Bondoc
    • † Thresia & Peru Pallath
    • † Margaret Mary Noronha
    • † Margo Cancelli
    • † Paz Tabungar

Sat. Dec. 8

  • 9:00 am † Giuseppe Cornacchia
  • 5:00 pm † Michael van Dartel

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.

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Reflection

Advent is here. We begin our preparations for Christmas, joyful for God’s great gift of Christ the redeemer. We celebrate the beginning of the Christ-event, not simply as a past moment in history but for the future hope it give us. Although Jeremiah’s prophecy alludes to Jesus’ historical coming, this first Sunday of Advent emphasizes another coming: the glorious arrival of Christ our Lord at the end of time. Luke’s gospel uses traditional imagery-so familiar to our modern world-to picture the end. Luke’s point is not the cosmic catastrophe itself but the people it overtakes. Some are not ready. Others, whose lives have been deeply human and filled with prayer, have nothing to fear and everything to look forward to. They can stand tall; Christ is coming to complete the liberation of the world from sin. On a more intimate note, St. Paul has a special prayer for his beloved converts: that their love for all humanity may be like his great love for them. May we grow in holiness together until that great Day.

(Sunday Mass Book)

ADVENT CONFESSION SCHEDULE

Archdiocesan Day of Confessions:

  • Monday, Dec. 17th; 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Parish Christmas Confessions:

  • Monday, Dec. 17th ; 7:00 p.m.

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.

2019 DONATION ENVELOPES

Are available for pick up in the Narthex. They are alphabetized within each tray.

Please be patient ensure you are taking your own box.

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.

APPEAL FOR VOLUNTEERS

We are in need of parent volunteers for our monthly classes which are to begin in January 2019. These monthly classes and are one hour long. We are appealing to all parents whose child/ren are being Confirmed in 2019 to help.

Please contact Donna Tomie at donna.tomie@gmail.com or call the office at 416-282-0370.

Classes are scheduled to begin in January until May 2019.

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.

KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS

Annual Christmas Caroling Sunday, December 16th Meeting at the Parish Hall at 6:00 p.m. sharp! Lets bring some cheer to those in our Community Long Term Facilities. See the bulletin boards for more details.

ST. VINCENT de PAUL SOCIETY

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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 - NEXT WEEK!

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.

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

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)

YOUTH MINISTRY CORNER

EDGE

EDGE

  • Join us on Dec. 7th for a night about Advent.

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

HS FOUNDATIONS

HS FOUNDATIONS

  • High School students join us on Sunday, Dec. 2nd at 4:00 p.m. for St. Pope John Paul II’s Theology of the Body.

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