Sunday January 6th, 2019 The Epiphany of the Lord Year C

Masses for the Week

Sat. Jan. 5

  • 9:00 am Intention of Kathy Butcher & Family
  • 5:00 pm † Michael van Dartel

Sun. Jan. 6

  • 9:00 am † Souls of Philips & Robins Family
  • 1:00 am For the People of the Parish
  • 7:00 pm † Isabel Innes

Mon. Jan. 7

  • 9:00 am † Souls in Purgatory

Tues. Jan. 8

  • 9:00 am Intention of Mario and Maria Simao

Wed. Jan. 9

  • 9:00 am † Guiseppe Riggi

Thur. Jan. 10

  • 9:00 am † Sebastian Renda

Fri. Jan. 11

  • 9:00 am
    • † Michael & Margaret Mullane
    • † Elaine DiNova
    • † Souls in Purgatory
    • † Natalie Vanni
    • † Marylou Berry

Sat. Jan. 12

  • 9:00 am Intention of Alban & Gloria Moniz
  • 5:00 pm † Ann Bulman

New to the Parish? Welcome!

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Daily Readings

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Reflection

Today’s feast, older than Christmas, marks the showing (epiphany) of Jesus to the world. Once revelation had been limited to the chosen people of Israel; now it extends to all nations. In the persons of the wise men the world comes bearing gifts to worship its King. The magi responded to signs, even to that most surprising sign of God’s presence in the world, a little child cared for by its mother. God manifests who he is in weakness and simplicity rather than in power. The psalm brings to mind Jesus’ ministry to the needy; one day all humankind will worship and serve him as God’s Son. Isaiah speaks of the presence of God as a great light rising over the city of Jerusalem, drawing peoples from all over the earth out of their darkness. God’s presence makes his people radiant, and praise to him wells up spontaneously. God’s revelation of himself to the world is the great mystery of which Ephesians speaks; all of us without exception are called to be members of Christ’s body and radiant signs of his glory.

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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 2019

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.

ST. AUGUSTINE’S SEMINARY LAY FORMATION PROGRAM

2661 Kingston Road, Scarborough

Saturday February 23rd at 9:30 a.m.

Same-Sex Attraction and Gender Identity: Welcoming and Accompanying with the Hear of Christ

Questions of sexual identity in our time are as important as they are challenging. Often the subject of much attention and tension both within and outside the church, they can evoke different and strong reactions in each of us. This workshop will explore the Catholic vision of the human per-son, love and sexuality and how this vision guides the important work of pastoral care for our brothers and sisters who are experiencing same-sex attraction or navigating questions of gender identity.

The retreat will include Mass in the seminary chapel.

Cost: $50.00 (includes lunch)

416-261-7207

ST. VINCENT de PAUL SOCIETY

This year our Christmas appeal was a great success. For 85 families their Christmas was a little brighter. We wish to express our appreciation and thanks to all of you for your generous response to the families in need in our midst. Blessings to each and every one of you in the New Year!

The beauty of life is found in people who care 

And the goods of life are given only to share

-- Author Unknown

POPE FRANCIS

Jesus makes demands: he tells those who seek him to leave behind the armchair of worldly comforts and the reassuring warmth of hearth and home. Following Jesus is not a polite etiquette to be observed, but a journey to be undertaken.

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 the following:

NEWMAN CENTRE

89 St. George Street, Toronto

Angelic Doctor Lecture: The Beauty of God’s Creation through the Eyes of a Molecular Biologist

January 24 at 7:00 p.m.

Join us for a Faith and Science Lecture with Sr. Stephen Patrick, OP, PhD. As Catholics, our faith allows us to use the truths of scientific knowledge to encounter God through the beauty of His creation at the molecular level. Sr. Stephen Patrick will attempt to apply the teachings of St. Thomas Aquinas to the world of molecular biology in order to facilitate an encounter with our loving Creator by describing the structure and function of DNA and its relationship with other molecules that are essential for life. Reception follows lecture. All are welcome.

Registration: https://newmanjan24.eventbrite.ca

Contact: alexandra.whittle@newmantoronto.com

YOUTH MINISTRY CORNER

EDGE

EDGE

  • Jan 13th: EDGE night for youth in grade 6,7 and 8.

We are starting the Climbing Season with Blessed Pier Giorgio Frassati.

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

HS FOUNDATIONS

HS FOUNDATIONS

  • Jan 6th: We continue on the topic of Truth and Freedom found in Jesus. For High School youth, 4:00 p.m. in the hall.

New youth welcome.