Sunday February 24, 2019 Seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time Year C

Masses for the Week

Sat. Feb. 23

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

Sun. Feb. 24

  • 9:00 am † Peter Banks
  • 11:00 am For the People of the Parish
  • 7:00 pm Intention of Rosanne Cruickshank

Mon. Feb. 25

  • 9:00 am † Eileen LePage

Tues. Feb. 26

  • 9:00 am † Eliza & Agapita Torrano

Wed. Feb. 27

  • 9:00 am † Hoang Mit

Thur. Feb. 28

  • 9:00 am † Joseph Emmanuel

Fri. Mar. 1

  • 9:00 am
    • Intention of Benedict & Clementina D’Aguiar
    • Intention of Elizabeth Barrera
    • † Michael&Margaret Mullane
    • † Martin & Arnolta Raposo
    • † Alfred & Matilda Hannah
  • 7:30 pm
    • Intention of Mary Furtado
    • † Eileen Bobbie LePage
    • † Michael Antoine
    • † Leoncio Mago

Sat. Mar. 2

  • 9:00 am Intention of Mario & Maria Simao
  • 5:00 pm † Rosario Calandira

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

Love your enemies! Jesus could not have made a more startling demand of his followers. The rest of today’s gospel elaborates on that challenge, which runs contrary to our basic human instincts. Why should the Christian ethic be so difficult to live up to? Jesus gives us the answer: because the most high God, the Holy One, forgives everyone, even the wicked. In the bible, compassion is an attribute of God, not of human beings; however, God’s conduct is to serve as the model for our behaviour. Our relationship with God is determined by how we love and forgive; mercy must be part of our daily life. To receive pardon we must act toward one another as God our Father acts toward us. We will be rewarded in the measure that we are generous with others. The first reading gives us an example of this Christlike love. David spared Saul when that king was pursuing David in order to kill him. To love those who hate us is possible because our earthly selves are being conformed to the image of the one God has sent, Christ Jesus. In him we learn to love.

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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.

ST. JOSEPH’S PARISH LENTEN RETREAT

Our Parish Lenten Retreat is scheduled for Saturday March 16th, 2019 beginning at 10:00 a.m. Please endeavour to attend this one-day retreat. It is designed to help us make the best of the wonderful opportunities for renewal which this Holy Season of Lent offers us.

SACRAMENTAL MINISTRY

Important sacramental actions this week! Classes & Preparations

Check the following pages periodically for the latest updates.

2019 LIFT JESUS HIGHER RALLY

Metro Toronto Convention Centre

255 Front Street West, Toronto

Saturday, March 2, 2019

The theme of this year’s rally is hope in the midst of suffering.

...we also glory in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perseverance; character and hope

- Romans 5:3-4.

Featuring inspired talks by Ralph Martin, Sr. Ann Shields and keynote guest speaker Fr. Mark Goring, CC; an adult High Mass (with Sunday readings) will be celebrated by His Eminence Cardinal Thomas Collins; a youth Mass (with Sunday readings) will be celebrated by Fr. Mark Goring; a separate youth event (13-18 years) with great music, dynamic talks and inspirational skits.

Cost: $25.00/adult; $15.00/youth

Contact: Catholic Renewal Ministries

Phone: (647) 243-9441 or (905) 270-2510

Email: contact@lift-jesus-higher-rally.ca

BIBLE TIMELINE

The Story of Salvation-DVD Teachings.

All are invited to join us Tuesday evenings, February 26 to April 2nd in the Church at 8:00 to 9:00 p.m. for the Jeff Cavins program

  • Feb. 26th-Patriarchs-Part 2 Bible Timeline DVD Teachings.

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

Please use our East entrance to the Hall near the Office’s door.

PALMS

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

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

40 CANS FOR 40 DAYS

The Knights of Columbus’ Lent campaign is “Giving Up a Can a Day.”

On Ash Wednesday in the Narthex you will find a donation bin for the Daily Food Bank. We are encouraging our parishioners to participate in this program to help those who are in need.

*Any non-perishable food item is accepted*

BEREAVEMENT SUPPORT GROUP

St. Patrick’s Parish

5633 Hwy. 7, Markham

For adults over the age of 18. Meetings will be held weekly on Mondays.

  • March 25 to May 27, 2019

Space is limited. To register visit our website at: www.stpatrick.on.ca Or contact our parish at 905-294-5955

“Blessed are those who mourn,  for they will be comforted”

COME AND SEE WEEKEND

MARCH 15-17, 2019

Single Catholic men 17 years and older are being invited to cultivate a deeper prayer life and relationship with Jesus Christ; leading to a better discernment of God’s call for their lives. This is a retreat to reflect on the process of becoming one of Christ’s disciples as a Catholic priest.

Register online at www.vocationstoronto.ca

For more info, please contact your Parish Priest

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