Sunday March 10, 2019 First Sunday of Lent Ordinary Time Year C

Masses for the Week

Sat. Mar. 9

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

Sun. Mar. 10

  • 9:00 am † Peter Banks
  • 11:00 am For the People of the Parish
  • 7:00 pm † Deceased members of The Arca Family

Mon. Mar. 11

  • 9:00 am † Betty Stalteri

Tues. Mar. 12

  • 9:00 am Intention of Yvonne Middlecoat

Wed. Mar. 13

  • 9:00 am † Francis Vaz

Thur. Mar. 14

  • 9:00 am Intention of Trevor Hendricks

Fri. Mar. 15

  • 9:00 am
    • Intention of Anne Silva
    • Intention of The Niles-Hunte Family
    • † Michael & Margaret Mullane
    • † Patrick Paraan
    • † Souls in Purgatory

Sat. Mar. 16

  • 9:00 am Intention of Ljubica Sosa
  • 5:00 pm † Quiteria Vaz

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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

What does it mean to be truly free? On this first Sunday of Lent, liberation from slavery to human masters is the sign of freedom from slavery to sin. Within a ritual of remembrance and thanksgiving, Deuteronomy tells of Israel’s deliverance from Oppression in Egypt. God led the chosen people to their own land; there they could live in freedom. What god has done, God will do again. The psalm assures us that God protects those who have trust. Jesus himself was tempted to be a worldly messiah by relying on material things, worshipping power and prestige, tempting God by rashly taking risks. By his refusal, Jesus lead the way for us to conquer temptation. God gives us the strength to say no to Satan’s suggestions. We are free to choose God’s way. Paul tells us what we must do to be saved: believe in the Lord Jesus and in the power of his resurrection. God sent Jesus to live in complete solidarity with us, to share our trials and our pain so that we can enjoy God’s freedom and have a share in God’s 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.

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.

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 12—Egypt and Exodus-Part 2 (50:11) 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 3 guest speakers are:

Speaker Date Topic
Audrey Jonson 3/14/19 Beatitudes
Fr. Tony 3/21/19 Pray Unceasingly
Fr. Paul 3/28/19 Religion is Bad

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.

LENTEN RETREAT JOURNEY WITH THE CANADIAN MARTYRS

Join us for a Lenten retreat facilitated by a Jesuit Priest from Martyrs’ Shrine at Prince of Peace Church, 265 Alton Towers Circle, Scarborough. 416-291-9422

  • A celebration of Holy Mass
  • Reconciliation Service
  • Reliquary of the Martyrs exposed in the Church
  • Individual Blessings with the Relics of Sts. Jean de Brebeuf, Charles Garnier and Gabriel Lalemant

Beginning at 7:00 p.m. on March 25th, 26th and 27th

ST. MICHAEL’S COLLEGE UNIVERSITY OF TORONTO SCHOLARHIP

$3000.00

The Toronto Diocesan Council of the Catholic Women’s League of Canada is offering a scholarship to St. Michael’s College, University of Toronto.

Eligibility-Any young woman of Catholic faith applying to St. Michael’s College, U of T, as their first choice for post secondary education. The applicant must be entering the Faculty of Arts and Science in one of the following areas of study: Commerce, Computer Science, Humanities and Social Sciences or Sciences.

All forms and information for this scholarship are Available on-line at www.cwltoronto.ca

First click RESOURCES then REFERENCE DOCUMENTS.

or

Applications for this Scholarship also available through your parish CWL’s Education and Health Chair.

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

Closing date for applications is May 31st 2019

THE WOUNDED BODY OF CHRIST: LISTENING AND RESPONDING TO ABUSE IN THE CHURCH

U of T-St. Michael’s College Campus

121 St. Joseph St. & St. Mary St., Toronto

Sponsored jointly by the Faculty of Theology at the University of St. Michael’s College and King’s Centre for Advanced Research in Catholic Thought.

This two-day event features a lecture on Thursday night and presentations and panel discussions on Friday.

RSVP to events.usmctheology@utoronto.ca

OUR PARISH LENTEN ACTIVITIES

40 CANS FOR 40 DAYS

Don’t forget the Knight’s Lenten campaign to collect donations for the Daily Food Bank. Any non-perishable food item is acceptable. The receptacle is located in the Narthex

YOUTH MINISTRY CORNER

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