Sunday March 3, 2019 Eighth Sunday in Ordinary Time Year C

Masses for the Week

Sat. Mar. 2

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

Sun. Mar. 3

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

Mon. Mar. 4

  • 9:00 am † Michael & Margaret Mullane

Tues. Mar. 5

  • 9:00 am Intention of Maria Simao

Wed. Mar. 6

  • 9:00 am Intention of Trevor Lewis & Family

Thur. Mar. 7

  • 9:00 am † Presentacion Chua

Fri. Mar. 8

  • 9:00 am
    • Intention of the Chung Family
    • Intention of Nixon-Hutton Family
    • Intention of Niles-Hunte Family
    • Intention of The Atkinson Family
    • † John Arsenault

Sat. Mar. 9

  • 9:00 am † Souls in Purgatory
  • 5:00 pm † Maureen Noble

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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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Reflection

In today’s gospel Jesus counsels self-criticism, both in choice of leaders and in Christian relationships. The person we follow determines what we will be. Mature disciples will be like their teacher Jesus. But are we really following Jesus? What of our relationships with one another? Do we recognize our own faults, or are we aware only of other people’s sins? It is hypocritical to accuse others when we are blind to our own misdeeds, Jesus tells us. True disciples can be recognized by their actions, by the kind of fruit they bear. The final verses of the gospel provide the link with today’s first reading. How our words betray us! The wise sayings of Sirach ring true. May our words be those of the disciple, words of thanksgiving, like those spoken by the psalmist and St. Paul. Paul’s hymn of triumph at the end of his letter to the Corinthians declares that we too can hope for victory over sin and death. Through Jesus’ resurrection our work will be fruitful whatever the difficulties we face.

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THE PARISH 6-MONTH STATEMENT OF RECEIPTS & DISBURSEMENTS

My Dear Parishioners,

Kindly find included in this week’s Bulletin, a copy of the Statement of the Parish Receipts and Disbursements for the last six months of the year 2018. This is presented side-by-side with the account of the corresponding period in 2017.

I cannot thank you enough for your generous contributions that have kept our Parish Family alive and generally well. May God’s abundant blessings be yours now and always.

Fr. Oliver Iwuchukwu,

CSSp. Pastor

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.

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”

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

  • March 5—Egypt and Exodus-Part 1 Exodus 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.

PRAYER GROUP’S LENTEN TALKS

We invite you to join us for Lenten Talks commencing on Thursday March 7th at 7:30 p.m.

Our first 4 guest speakers are:

Speaker Date Topic
Deacon Vinh 3/7/19 Jonah & Me
Audrey Jonson 3/14/19 Beatitudes
Fr. Tony 3/21/19 Pray Unceasingly
Fr. Paul 3/28/19 Religion is Bad

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.

LEGION OF MARY-PILGRIM VIRGIN

Meditating on the life of Christ while praying the Rosary is a wonderful Lenten practice. To schedule a visit of the Pilgrim Virgin statue to our home this Lenten season, contact Dawne @ 416-284-8699 or any member of our Legion.

ASH WEDNESDAY SERVICES

We begin our journey through the Holy Season of Lent with Masses at 9:00 a.m. and 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, March 6th.

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*

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

LIVE CHRIST SHARE CHRIST

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: March 9, April 6

Contact information: Therese & Francis Baduria.

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

YOUTH MINISTRY CORNER

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