Sunday February 17, 2019 Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time Year C

Masses for the Week

Sat. Feb. 16

  • 9:00 am † Peter Banks
  • 5:00 pm Intention of Emily & Eric Pinto

Sun. Feb. 17

  • 9:00 am † Peter Banks
  • 11:00 am For the People of the Parish
  • 7:00 pm † Elizabeth Barrera

Mon. Feb. 18

  • 9:00 am Intention of the Renda Family

Tues. Feb. 19

  • 9:00 am † Mariano & Consuelo Calayag

Wed. Feb. 20

  • 9:00 am † Living & Deceased Parish Priests

Thur. Feb. 21

  • 9:00 am † James Fitzgerald

Fri. Feb. 22

  • 9:00 am
    • Intention of Nixon-Hutton Family
    • Intention of Trevor Lewis & Family
    • † Michael&Margaret Mullane
    • † Kamala Bai
    • † John D’Souza

Sat. Feb. 23

  • 9:00 am † Deceased members of the Simas Family
  • 5:00 pm † Joseph Coelho

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.

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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

Does the prospect of a reduced standard of living disturb us? Do we equate material prosperity with God’s blessing? Jesus’ beatitudes present a radical standard for his disciples. Jesus invites his followers, the little people of the world, to understand that poverty, hunger, tears, persecution for his sake, can be blessings in disguise. But how many Christians in today’s affluent western world can count themselves so blessed? Would Jesus pronounce over us the woes addressed to the rich, the filled, the well-entertained, and those who welcome the world’s adulation? Jeremiah describes the stunted life of the person who trusts in material things: without a future and isolated, already the curse has taken effect. The one who trusts in God, however, flourishes despite difficult times. Our choice is either to live for God or to trust in the false security of things passing. St. Paul’s brief message about Christ’s resurrection as central to Christian life is the key. We begin to taste the Lord’s blessings; one day we will share his glory.

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INCOME TAX RECEIPTS FOR 2018 CONTRIBUTIONS

Income tax receipts for all 2018 contributions to the regular Sunday Collections, ShareLife, Special Collections and the Building for Growth Fund are available in the Narthex. If you contributed to the Family of Faith Campaign in 2018, you will receive an Income Tax Receipt for this directly from the Archdiocese of Toronto. Please pick up your receipt from the Narthex, The envelopes are sorted in alphabetical order. Kindly ensure that you take your own receipt.

LIVING WITH CHRIST MISSAL

Novalis, the publisher of our daily missals has offered a fund raising incentive for our Parish. For each new subscription, Novalis will donate $10.00. At the back of the Church forms will be found. Please complete them and include the fee. Return them to the office or place it in a regular envelope and address it to the Parish Secretary.

You can then place that envelope into our offertory baskets during Mass.

Thank you for your consideration.

SACRAMENTAL MINISTRY

Important sacramental actions this week! 

Check the following pages periodically for the latest updates.

PALMS

If you would like to donate your palms from last year to burn for Ash Wednesday please bring them by Feb. 28th.

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

JEAN MCCANN SERVICE AWARD FOR YOUTH (Ages 15 to 18)

The Jean McCann Award for Youth recognizes and affirms the role played in our Parishes by our confirmed Catholic youth (ages 15 to 18) who take the gospel messages seriously, and are displaying dedication by their service to others. The award is a tribute to Jean McCann, an inspirational CWL life member.

All forms and information for this award are available on-line at www.cwltoronto.ca. First click on RESOURCES then REFERENCE DOCUMENTS

Or

The application is available through your Parish CWL’s Education and Health chair.

Please contact Cheryl at: cherylvmas@gmail.com Or (647) 515-3149

Closing date: March 11th 2019

BIBLE TIMELINE

The Story of Salvation-DVD Teachings. 

All are invited to join us Tuesday evenings, February 12 to April 2nd in the Church at 8:00 to 9:00 p.m. for the Jeff Cavins Bible Timeline DVD Teachings.

  • February 12: Session 4 - Patriarchs-Part 1

For information, contact Pat Wilson: 416-997-8303 or email: pwils435@gmail.com

41st ANNUAL CONCELEBRATED MASS IN HONOUR OF ST. PATRICK

On Sunday, February 24th at 3:30 p.m At St. Cecilia’s Church, 161 Annette Street, Toronto Principal celebrant and homilist will be His Eminence Thomas Cardinal Collins. Eithne Heffernan will be the guest Irish harpist.

A reception will following the Church hall with refreshments and Irish entertainment provided by Michael Kelly and Irish Dancers from the Johnson School of Dance.

2019 DONATION ENVELOPES

Are available for pick up in the Narthex. They are alphabetized within each tray. Please be patient as you’re looking.

POPE FRANCIS TWEET @Pontifex

Detachment from worldly appearances is essential to prepare ourselves for heaven. (Feb. 13th)

YOUTH MINISTRY CORNER

EDGE

EDGE

  • Mar 2nd: We will be going the LIFT JESUS HIGHER RALLY. Are you going?

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