Sunday March 17, 2019 Second Sunday of Lent Ordinary Time Year C

Masses for the Week

Sat. Mar. 16

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

Sun. Mar. 17

  • 9:00 am † Patrick Fernandes
  • 11:00 am For the People of the Parish
  • 7:00 pm † Lionet D’Souza

Mon. Mar. 18

  • 9:00 am † Mila Tolentino Macaisa

Tues. Mar. 19

  • 9:00 am Intention of Haley Family

Wed. Mar. 20

  • 9:00 am † Zonar Fan

Thur. Mar. 21

  • 9:00 am † Maria Ching Chee & Chao Wen Liu

Fri. Mar. 22

  • 9:00 am
    • Intention of Joseph Harper
    • † Michael&Margaret Mullane
    • † Souls in Purgatory
    • † Olivia Dizon
    • † Michael & Marjorie Antoine

Sat. Mar. 23

  • 9:00 am † Donavan Anthony Bass
  • 5:00 pm Members of the Knights of Columbus both living and deceased

New to the Parish? Welcome!

You can register 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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Reflection

What is our potential as humans? Nothing less than a transforming relationship of love with God. When the Holy One comes close to us, we become new people. Abraham believed in God’s word, and for his faith, was promised the future. Faith brings us into the presence of the living God; to seek his face should be our resolve this Lent. In the gospel of Luke, the transfiguration is closely linked with the agony in the garden, when Jesus will again converse with God in the presence of his three friends. Here on this mountain a change comes over the Lord in the course of prayer. In this state of glory he speaks of the suffering he will face in Jerusalem before he passes over to the Father. We are allowed to glimpse Jesus’ intimate union with God; because of this, he will be able to adhere to God’s will during his agony in the garden of Gethsemane and while hanging on the cross. As it was for Jesus, the obedient road toward the cross is our road to realizing the full glory of our humanity. St. Paul promises that such glory is our destiny.

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OUR PARISH LENTEN ACTIVITIES

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.

POPE FRANCIS’ TWEET (March 7, 2019)

At the beginning of Lent, it would do us good to ask for the grace to preserve the memory of all that the Lord has done in our live, of how He has loved us.

COME AND SEE WEEKEND With the Salesian Sisters

Don Bosco Centre, 178 Steeles Ave. East, Markham For Catholic young women ages 17 to 30.

An amazing weekend to reflect, discern and pray.

RCIA PROGRAM - REQUIRES ASSISTANCE

We are in need of an Arabic speaking parishioner to be a sponsor to a Candidate. The sponsor would be responsible to join this Candidate in his Faith journey until Easter.

Contact Donna Tomie at donna.tomie@gmail.com

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
Fr. Tony 3/21/19 Pray Unceasingly
Fr. Paul 3/28/19 Religion is Bad
Sharon Garlow 4/4/19 TBA
Fr. Pat 4/11/19 In Earthen Vessels Wealth Untold

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: April 6

Contact information: Therese & Francis Baduria.

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

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.

FEAST OF OUR PARISH PATRON SAINT - ST. JOSEPH

On Monday, March 18th we will be celebrating our Patron Saint with a Mass beginning at 7:30 p.m., followed by refreshments served in the Hall.

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

SHARELIFE’S 2019 CAMPAIGN...

is coming up soon on March 31st.

Last year’s donations surpassed 13 million dollars! Cardinal Collins thanked all those who “live the Gospel” by supporting this organization. Serving the marginalized throughout the world, ShareLife’s primary focus is supporting agencies that carry out the mission work of the Church.

Other campaign dates are May 5th and June 2nd.

YOUTH MINISTRY CORNER

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