Sunday January 20th, 2019 Second Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year C

Masses for the Week

Sat. Jan. 19

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

Sun. Jan. 20

  • 9:00 am † Antonio G. Alves
  • 11:00 am For the People of the Parish
  • 7:00 pm † Juan Ong

Mon. Jan. 21

  • 9:00 am † Antonietta Mirabella

Tues. Jan. 22

  • 9:00 am † Sabatino & Ersilia Capuano

Wed. Jan. 23

  • 9:00 am † Michael & Margaret Mullane

Thur. Jan. 24

  • 9:00 am † Tony Fernandes

Fri. Jan. 25

  • 9:00 am
    • Intention of Alicia Santos
    • Intention of Frs. Oliver & Tony
    • Intention of Yvonne Middlecoat
    • † Antonio Figueira
    • † Maria Estrada

Sat. Jan. 26

  • 9:00 am † Mario Villacorta
  • 5:00 pm † Domenico Marcelli

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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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

God promises us a new life overflowing with joy and blessing. The language of human love and wedding celebrations symbolizes this promise well. In the first reading God is a royal bridegroom who gives his bride Jerusalem a new name and royal crown. How it delights God to love us! In John’s gospel the wedding at Cana is the first sign of Jesus’ glory and God’s presence. Jesus’ mother Mary notes the embarrassing shortage of wine and intercedes with her son. Although his hour-of crucifixion and glory-has not come, Jesus changes the water used for Jewish purifications into an enormous quantity of wine. A new era of abundant blessing replaces the old. But we are aware of Jesus’ passion even in this atmosphere of festive joy, and Mary will be standing by the cross when Jesus’ glory is fully revealed. The Church is blessed by the gifts of grace, services and works of every member, St. Paul says. They come from the one Spirit and have one purpose: to build up the Church. All of us share in the blessings God gives in Christ.

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FAITH ENRICHMENT

Weekly sessions on Thursday mornings, downstairs in the hall, Room 2 after the 9:00 am. Mass.

These sessions involve a 1 hour gathering for anyone interested in expanding their understanding and appreciation of our Catholic faith and consist of a video presentation on various topics, for example, lives of saints, Catholic conference talks, Scripture studies, seasonal mediations/teaching, etc.

Refreshment and good company are included.

No fees, no attendance commitment required.

Come to see and hear!

FORMED

FORMED is a subscription-based website that can be compared to Netflix for Catholics and even better!

St. Josephs subscribes to this and is available for our parishioners, free of charge.

To register and gain access:

  1. Call the Parish Office for the Parish Access Code
  2. Go to www.FORMED.org
  3. Click on the “Get Started” - Enter Code box
  4. Enter the Parish Access Code
  5. Set up a username and password
  6. Login, consume and enjoy the content

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SACRAMENTAL MINISTRY

Important sacramental actions this week! 

Check the following pages periodically for the latest updates.

ST. VINCENT de PAUL SOCIETY Year End Report for 2018

St. Joseph’s, Highland Creek Conference

In 2018 we did 376 home visits helping 140 families consisting of 292 children and 250 adults.

These numbers include the Christmas Appeal visits.

  • Neighbours-In-Need Donations: $28,522.00
  • Our expenses: $31,459.00
  • Beginning of 2018 budget: $ 3,988.00
  • Value of “Gifts in Kind” Donations by the sponsors & Parishioners: $ 3,475.00

Your generosity is gratefully acknowledged.

The full report is posted at the back of the church and handouts are available. For further information please call 416-282-0370 ext. 217

ST. AUGUSTINE’S SEMINARY LAY FORMATION PROGRAM

The Life and Writing of St. Paul

Taking place on January 26th at 9:30 a.m. 2661 Kingston Road

We hear from the letter of St. Paul during Mass throughout the liturgical year. Join us for this workshop and learn about the life of St. Paul, his conversion, his missionary activity and the writing of his letters that were sent to various Christian communities in the first century. The retreat will include Mass in the seminary chapel. Feel free to invite friends and family to join us.

Cost: $50.00 (includes lunch)

Phone: 416-261-7207

Email: layspiritualformation@sastoronto.org

POPE FRANCIS’ TWEET ON JAN. 15, 2019

Don’t let the sufferings you see frighten you. Place them before the Crucifix and the Eucharist from which we draw patient and compassionate love.

A NOTE OF GRATITUDE

On December 16th, with the support of the St. Vincent de Paul Society, the Knights held a Christmas Party and provided toys to the 138 children up to 12 years of age and a $25.00 No Frills gift card to the 52 families sponsored by the St. Vincent de Paul Society. The children and their parents were treated to a meal of pizza, samosas, fruit and drinks. They were entertained by Christmas caroling, musicians, the 11:00 a.m. Choir, a Panda Bear and an exiting visit from Santa Claus. The children and their parents greatly appreciated the party, toys and gift cards thanks to our Parishioners’ generosity.

We thank all the volunteers and donors who helped to organize and run this event.

PANCAKE BREAKFAST NEXT SUNDAY! (January 27th)

Sponsored by the Knights of Columbus

12:15 to 2:00 p.m.

A yummy delicious breakfast which includes:

3 pancakes with syrup, 2 breakfast sausages, fruit, juices and coffee or tea at a low price of $5.00!

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

Monies raised are for Knights of Columbus charities

ANGELIC DOCTOR LECTURE: The Beauty of God’s Creation through the Eyes of a Molecular Biologist

January 24th at 7:00 p.m. Newman Centre, 89 St. George Street, Toronto

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 teaching 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 the lecture.

All are welcome.

Registration: https://newmanjan24.eventbrite.ca

Contact: alexandra.whittle@newmantoronto.com

YOUTH MINISTRY CORNER

EDGE

EDGE

Jan 11th EDGE prayer partners helped us ‘climb’ to the Heights. If you are in Grade 6, 7 or 8 please come and join us on January 25th

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

HS FOUNDATIONS

HS FOUNDATIONS

We are on the move. Youth will be volunteering at Out of the Cold (website: https://outofthecold.org/) instead of meeting on February 3rd.

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