Sunday February 3, 2019 Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time Year C

Masses for the Week

Sat. Feb. 2

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

Sun. Feb. 3

  • 9:00 am † Genevieve Rego
  • 11:00 am For the People of the Parish
  • 7:00 pm † Maria & Bruno Rizzuto

Mon. Feb. 4

  • 9:00 am Intention for Mario & Maria Simao

Tues. Feb. 5

  • 9:00 am Intention for Glen & Celia Tellis Newton

Wed. Feb. 6

  • 9:00 am † Souls in Purgatory

Thur. Feb. 7

  • 9:00 am † Jovito Iglesia

Fri. Feb. 8

  • 9:00 am
    • Intention of Pat Fabella
    • Intention of Matilda Gracias
    • † Michael&Margaret Mullane
    • Our Lady of Monserrat
    • † Doris Prouse

Sat. Feb. 9

  • 9:00 am Intention of Anne & Denis Persaud
  • 5:00 pm Intention of the Braganza Family

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Daily Readings

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Reflection

We admire prophets—until they make demands on us. We are mistaken if we think we can worship the Son of God but reject the demands of Jesus’ word. Jesus’ experience in his hometown of Nazareth prepared him for his destiny of rejection and death. Even now most of us prefer to turn a deaf ear to those who disturb our conscience rather than accept the message spoken by today’s prophets. The first reading recounts God’s choice of Jeremiah to speak his word and God’s promise of strength when people reject him. Prophets must not be afraid, but turn to God in their difficulties. St. Paul’s hymn to charity challenges every prophet as well as those disturbed by them. The apostle insists that every spiritual gift, including prophecy, must be governed by agape, selfless love. Without this highest gift of all, every other charity endures. The way of selfless love is beyond human achievement, but Jesus’ death, which pours out on us this gift of selfless love, is present to us at every Eucharist.

(Sunday Mass Book)

FORMED

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

St. Joseph’s subscribes to this and 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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THEOLOGY ON TAP EAST

How Do You Ask Someone Out on a Date?

Monday, February 11, 2019 at 7:00 p.m.

Le Spot Billiard Lounge

4531 Sheppard Ave. East, 2nd Floor #200

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

SACRAMENTAL MINISTRY

Important sacramental actions this week! 

Check the following pages periodically for the latest updates.

FRIARS’ STUDENT WRITING ESSAY

Once again, it is time for the Friars’ Student Writing Award. Students aged 14 to 18 are invited to write a 500 word essay on the theme for the

Week of Prayer for Christian Unity, celebrated January 18-25th 2019.

The theme for 2019 is ‘Justice, Only Justice, You Shall Pursue”  (cf. Deuteronomy 16:20)

Students should read the below scripture passage and respond to the following statement in the essay:

Christians sometimes commit to prayer and worship, but neglect the poor. Sometimes we pray in church, but act unkindly to others or exploit the environment.

Refer to Deuteronomy 16:18-20 and answer:

How can Catholics and Christians of all denominations unite to create a more just society and be examples of Christ’s healing grace in a broken world?

  • First Prize: HP Pavilion X360 laptop
  • Second Prize: iPad 6th generation (32 GB)
  • Third Prize: Google Home 2 speaker

Essays will be edited and published in The Catholic Register.

Deadline for entries is February 18, 2019

Email your essay to editor@catholicregister.org

Fax: 416-934-3409

Please include your full name, email address, phone number and the name of your school on the front page of the essay.

For more information, call

CASINO TRIP

The Knights of Columbus are organizing a Fallsview Casino Charity Bus Trip on Saturday, February 23rd 2019  10:45 a.m. the bus will depart from St. Joseph’s Parish and is expected to return by 8:00 p.m.

Tickets are $10.00 each which includes a $15.00 Casino Free Play voucher.

Proceeds are to support the Out of the Cold Program.

For tickets call: Bryan or Andrew Noble at 416-286-6631

FRASER LECTURE: EARLY JESUIT ENGAGEMENT WITH THE QUR’AN: QUESTIONS, ANSWERS AND A FEW PUZZLES

Regis College-St. Joseph Chapel

100 Wellesley Street West, Toronto

Monday, February 11th 2019 at 4:30 p.m.

The Msgr. John Mary Fraser Centre for Practical Theology will host a public lecture in the Regis College St. Joseph Chapel. Guest speaker Dr. Paul Shore will deliver his lecture. Among the representatives of 17th century Catholicism to engage with the Qur’an were four Jesuits: Stephanus Arator (1541-1612), Peter Paz-many (1570-1637), Ignazio Lomellini (1565-1645), and Michael Nau (1633-1683). This lecture will explore the diversity and complexity of the Jesuit engagement with the Qur’an during the first century of the Society of Jesus.

To register:

LIVE CHRIST SHARE CHRIST - SCHEDULE CHANGES

Please join us for our Monthly Live Christ Share Christ Program with Fr. Tony after the 9:00 a.m. Mass in the Hall’s basement room:

February 9; March 9, April 6

Contact information has changed for Therese & Francis Baduria.

Cell: 647-981-5973 Home: 416-564-1692

YOUTH MINISTRY CORNER

EDGE

EDGE

  • Feb 1st: Thank you to the Knights of Columbus for inviting the youth to help out at Out of the Cold. It was a humbling experience.
  • Feb 8th: EDGE and St. Valentine.

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