Sunday January 13th, 2019 Baptism of the Lord Year C

Masses for the Week

Sat. Jan. 12

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

Sun. Jan. 13

  • 9:00 am † Philomena Roberts
  • 11:00 am For the People of the Parish
  • 7:00 pm † Alissio Falotico

Mon. Jan. 14

  • 9:00 am Intention of Gabrielle Laberinto

Tues. Jan. 15

  • 9:00 am † Nora Anderson

Wed. Jan. 16

  • 9:00 am † Hai Pham

Thur. Jan. 17

  • 9:00 am Intention of Melinda Faldas

Fri. Jan. 18

  • 9:00 am
    • Intention of Huynh Family
    • Intention of Agnes Harper
    • † Michael&Margaret Mullane
    • † Souls in Purgatory
    • † Janice Bass

Sat. Jan. 19

  • 9:00 am Intention of Vanderputt Family
  • 5:00 pm † Priscilla Pinto

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

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Daily Readings

These are now available online at the Toronto Archdiocese’s website.

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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

The Eastern Church has always considered Jesus’ baptism to be his first manifestation (epiphany) to the world. As Jesus leaves the water of the Jordan river, the Father claims him as dearly beloved Son and the Spirit rests upon him. Jesus is called to begin his work of reclaiming the world for God. The opening verses of today’s Old Testament reading, a Servant song, foreshadow God’s acknowledgment of his Son at the baptism and describe the work of that servant: to effect justice, share vision, and liberate everyone. Jesus’ ministry fulfills Isaiah’s prophecy as he liberates from social evils and, through the cross, from sin itself. He is able to do this, Peter reminds us in his homily in Acts, because he is filled with the power of the Holy Spirit. God acts through him to restore the world to justice and peace. The psalm evokes that time when God’s glory will be fully manifested. Jesus’ work will be complete when human liberation is the outward sign of our state as God’s children, his chosen ones who delight him.

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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.

MARRIAGE SUNDAY 2019

Celebration of Marriage Mass with Cardinal Collins

February 10, 2019 at 4:00 p.m.

St. Clare of Assisi Parish

150 St. Francis Ave. Woodbridge

As part of Marriage Sunday 2019, Cardinal Collins will preside at a special Mass to honour couples celebrating milestone anniversaries. For example, 25th, 40th, 50th or 60+, you are invited to join in this special celebration. A reception will follow Mass.

All are welcome to attend.

Couples are asked to register online or by phone to ensure reserved seating.

Visit: https://www.archtoronto.org/marriage or by calling 416-934-3400 ext. 523

YOUNG ADULT RETREAT WITH SISTERS OF LIFE

St. Francis Retreat Centre, Caledon

Friday, January 25 to Sunday, January 27

Join the Sister of Life for the weekend retreat “True Identity in Christ” for Young Adults (18-35), led by the Dominican Fathers from the United States. A weekend of prayer, Eucharistic adoration, conferences and fellowship with other young adults. Confessions and Mass will be available.

Contact: The Sister of Life

Phone: 416-463-2722

Email: Toronto@sistersoflife.org

Web: http://www.sistersoflife.org/

THE BIBLE TIMELINE STUDY

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

Join us for the Bible Timeline Study

Tuesday evenings 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. beginning on January 15th in the Parish Hall.

The Jeff Cavins’ Timeline Bible study helps us learn about the major people, places and events of the Old and New Testaments that form the foundation of our faith.

If you know that you want to be a part of this study

(small group discussion and DVD teaching)

please register and purchase your workbook.

Spaces are limited.

Contact Pat Wilson pwils435@gmail.com or call 416-997-8303

If you would like to learn more about the study and the DVD teachings, please come to the January 15th meeting.

At this meeting we will be accepting registration for any remaining spaces.

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.

TCDSB KINDERGARTEN ENROLLMENT

Registration begins on January 16, 2019 at 10:00 a.m.

All children born in 2015 are eligible to attend Kindergarten. Apply for registration at soar.tcdsb.org or visit your local Catholic school on January 16th at 10:00 a.m.

Your local Catholic school provides opportunities for spiritual and academic growth through a diverse range of programs and services designed to meet the needs of each learner.

Following documents are required:

  1. Child’s Birth Certificate
  2. Passport/Immigration documents (if the child was not born in Canada)
  3. Child’s Catholic Baptismal Certificate (or proof of parent’s Catholicity or RCIA/RCIC letter)
  4. Child’s Immunization Record
  5. Proof of residency in Toronto

It is best to call your local Catholic school for an appointment. Visit www.tcdsb.org to find your school.

KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS

Come to our Pancake Breakfast!

Taking place on Sunday, January 27th at

12:15 to 2:00 p.m.

After the 11:00 a.m. mass we will be serving up a delicious breakfast including 3 pancakes with syrup, 2 breakfast sausages, fruit, juice and coffee or tea.

Tickets are $5.00 per person.

For more info or tickets contact Joseph Louis at 647-502-6983 or any Knight attending Mass.

Monies raised are for Knights of Columbus charities.

CATHOLIC WOMEN’S LEAGUE

Is hosting a Day of Recollection for the whole Parish. The theme will be The Virtue of Humility

Taking place on Saturday, January 19, 2019 after the 9:00 a.m. Mass in the Church Hall

Light refreshments will be provided.

More info: Marla 416-209-8659 or Kim 416-206-6341

YOUTH MINISTRY CORNER

EDGE

EDGE

EDGE night for youth (Grade 6, 7 and 8). We are starting the Climbing Season with Blessed Pier

Giorgio Frassati. It’s not too late to join us!

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

HS FOUNDATIONS

HS FOUNDATIONS

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.

More information about the Youth Ministry is available on the Youth Pages or contact Angie Bernard at 647-242-8429