Sunday January 27th, 2019 Third Sunday in Ordinary Time Year C

Masses for the Week

Sat. Jan. 26

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

Sun. Jan. 27

  • 9:00 am † Beatification of Alfie Lambe
  • 11:00 am For the People of the Parish
  • 7:00 pm Intention of Alyssa Vanderputt

Mon. Jan. 28

  • 9:00 am † Myrtle DeSouza

Tues. Jan. 29

  • 9:00 am † Noreen O’Leary

Wed. Jan. 30

  • 9:00 am † Peter Banks

Thur. Jan. 31

  • 9:00 am † Luzminda Maristanes

Fri. Feb. 1

  • 9:00 am
    • Intention of Elizabeth Barrera
    • † Michael&Margaret Mullane
    • † Martin & Arnolta Raposo
    • † Alfred & Matilda Hannah
    • † Peter Banks
  • 7:30 pm
    • † Joe Yoganathan
    • † Maria Estrada
    • † Josiah Serranilla
    • † Kayumba Pierre Claver
    • † Anna Giordanella

Sat. Feb. 2

  • 9:00 am † Job Elikutty & Teena
  • 5:00 pm † Kaylie Rodrigues

New to the Parish? Welcome!

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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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Daily Readings

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Reflection

Jesus is our liberator. But do we believe that? Will we let him free us? Today Luke the historian begins his account of Jesus’ effective, Spirit-filled ministry in Galilee. In his hometown of Nazareth Jesus declares himself to be the liberator Isaiah promised. (Freeing people from physical and social evils is the bible’s sign of liberation from sin.) Thanks to our baptism, St. Paul tells us, we can experience the freedom of Christ. Through baptism, prejudicial distinctions are erased and all members of Christ’s body are called to contribute their gifts for the common good. We are to respect our differences and maintain our unity, no one’s gift excluding or dominating another’s. When we praise God for others’ gifts and are not jealous of them, we are free to carry on Christ’s liberating work. The first scripture passage, which shows Ezra the priest reading from the book of the Law, remind us of our own liturgical assemblies. We gather to hear the demanding word of God and answer with our Amen. However difficult it is to obey, God’s word brings joy.

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AN EVENING AT THE SEMINARY

On February 11th at 4:45 p.m.

St. Augustine’s Seminary

2661 Kingston Road, Scarborough

Have you ever thought about becoming a priest?

Spending an evening at the seminary offers discerners a glimpse into the place where priestly formation begins. The evening includes Holy Mass in the beautiful seminary chapel, dinner, a talk by Director of Vocations, Fr. Chris Lemieux and a tour of the seminary.

Contact: Office of Vocations

Phone: 416-968-0997

Email: vocations@archtoronto.org

POPE FRANCIS - TWITTER

A “Click to Pray” app has been launched on Twitter so people worldwide can pray with @clicktoprayapp. “Internet and social media are...an opportunity to stay in touch with others, to share values… and express the desire to make a community.”

This is found in your app store.

SACRAMENTAL MINISTRY

Important sacramental actions this week! 

Check the following pages periodically for the latest updates.

FREE ESTATE PLANNING SEMINAR

On Saturday, February 23, 2019, Catholic Cemeteries & Funeral Services along with The Archdiocesan Development Office will be hosting an Estate Planning Seminar at Christ the King Catholic Cemetery. The program will last about one hour and will be followed by refreshments and time for questions.

Catholic Cemeteries and the estate planning team will share information about:

  • How to protect your loved ones with a proper Will
  • How to ensure your wishes are legally protected
  • Powers of Attorney
  • The advantage of pre-arranging funeral, burial and cremation plans
  • The cost savings of making an estate plan
  • Finding lawyers and estate planning advisors
  • Church guidelines on Cremation
  • Our Catholic traditions around wills, burial and funerals

An estate planning kit will be provided at no cost.

Location: Christ the King Catholic Cemetery

7770 Steeles Ave., East, Markham, Ontario

RSVP: Frank Jannetta

416-733-8544 ext. 2023

fjannetta@cc-fs.ca

THEOLOGY ON TAP EAST

How Do You Ask Someone Out on a Date?

Le Spot Billiard Lounge

4531 Sheppard Ave. East, 2nd Floor #200

Starting at 7:00 p.m.

All young adults (19-39) are invited to join us for Theology on Tap, an evening of thought-provoking conversation on theological topics, with munchies provided. Come and bring a friend!

Contact: Office of Catholic Youth, 416-599-7676

ORDINANDI SPIRITUAL BOUQUET

The Catholic Women’s League invites everyone to contribute to our Annual Collection of Prayers for the intentions of the soon-to-be-ordained Priests. The prayers are call a “Spiritual Bouquet”. Some examples of prayer contributions are saying a Rosary for these men and their vocations or offering a Mass. Other people remember these men at Communion. Or perhaps you wish to remember these men who are called to the priesthood at home by saying a prayer before your mealtime. There is no cost involved, only your time.

The C.W.L. would like to thank you ahead of time for your generous prayer offerings toward the “Spiritual Bouquet.” They look forward to receiving your prayers after Mass at each of the exits of the church.

2019 ANNUAL SHEPHERD’S MASS

February 2nd 2019 at 6:30 p.m.

St. Michael’s Cathedral Basilica

65 Bond Street, Toronto

Presented by the Catholic Charismatic Renewal Council (CCRC) of the Archdiocese of Toronto. Join us for and evening of praise and worship, celebration of the Holy Eucharist by His Eminence Thomas Cardinal Collins.

Time for fellowship and meet & greet after mass.

Contact: CCRC Toronto

Phone: 416-466-0776

Email: CCRCtorontoinfo@gmail.com

HUMAN TRAFFICKING MODERN DAY SLAVERY

Blessed Trinity Church Parish Hall

3220 Bayview Avenue, Toronto

On February 2nd at 9:30 a.m. the CWL at Blessed Trinity invites you to a one-day conference on this frightening reality in Canada, and around the world.

Guest speakers include Detective Rabitto Corrado, Toronto Region Police; Julie Neubauer, Covenant House; Alyssa Tanz, East Metro Youth Services; and Karly Church, who will be sharing her real-life experience. Free will donation of $10.00 is appreciated to cover the cost of lunch.

To register, contact Kay Booker at 416-357-5378 or email kaymax@sympatico.ca

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

YOUTH MINISTRY CORNER

EDGE

EDGE

  • Jan. 25th: EDGE navigated the terrain as part of our Climb “to the heights”.
  • Feb. 1st: Some members will volunteer at the Knights of Columbus’ Out of the Cold event at Knox Church.
  • Mar. 2nd: Youth will be going to the LIFT JESUS HIGHER RALLY.
  • Mar. 30th: Fundraising event taking place on Saturday evening. More information to come.

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