Sunday March 24, 2019 Third Sunday of Lent Ordinary Time, Year C
Masses for the Week
Sat. Mar. 23
- 9:00 am † Donavan Anthony Bass
- 5:00 pm † Knights of Columbus Members both living & deceased
Sun. Mar. 24
- 9:00 am † Peter Banks
- 11:00 am For the People of the Parish
- 7:00 pm † Edward Fernandes
Mon. Mar. 25
- 9:00 am Intention of Transfiguration Langoyan
Tues. Mar. 26
- 9:00 am † Ann Kee
Wed. Mar. 27
- 9:00 am † Clive D’Silva
Thur. Mar. 28
- 9:00 am † Michael & Margaret Mullane
Fri. Mar. 29
- 9:00 am
- Intention of Elizabeth Barrera
- Intention of The Gracias Family
- † Paul Mirasol
- Priests both living & deceased
- † Sheila McNamara
Sat. Mar. 30
- 9:00 am † Vera Hobbs
- 5:00 pm † Cosy Rodrigues
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.
St. Joseph’s Church is Wheelchair Accessible; ramps are available at the North and South exits of the church
How tempting it is to speculate about other people’s relationships to God and to forget our own. When two catastrophes were reported to Jesus, he made them the occasion for calling his listeners once again to repent. Jesus refused to conclude that disasters are God’s judgement against the victims. Rather, misfortunes provoke us to reform our own lives. Now is the time for decision; thanks to God’s patience, we still have time to ask for forgiveness. In the parable of the fig tree, which is a call to reform an unproductive life, God postpones carrying out the judgment already made until the gardener, like Christ, makes one more attempt. But we must not presume on God’s patience indefinitely. Lent’s invitation to reform must be taken seriously. The Holy One is as ready to save us his children now as when he revealed his name to Moses on Mount Horeb. St. Paul warns about unfaithfulness; we who are members of Christ through baptism and who are nourished with the spiritual food of the Eucharist must not presume on God’s mercy.
(Sunday Mass Book)
Please pick up the Holy Week Schedules in the Sacristy’s change room.
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.
2019 DONATION ENVELOPES
Are available for pick up in the Narthex. They are alphabetized within each tray. Please be patient when looking for your box.
5TH SUNDAY ROSARY
The Knight’s of Columbus will be leading the
Rosary on Sunday March 31st after the 9:00 and 11:00 a.m. Masses. All are welcome to join in.
The Story of Salvation-DVD Teachings.
All are invited to join us Tuesday evenings, until April 9th in the Church at 8:00 to 9:00 p.m. for the Jeff Cavins program
- Mar. 26 Conquest & Judges-Part 1 Joshua: Judges (49:44) Bible Timeline DVD Teachings.
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 on Thursday evenings
Our first guest speakers are:
|Religion is Bad
|In Earthen Vessels Wealth Untold
LENTEN RETREAT: MARY IN THE HEART OF THE CHURCH
St. Augustine’s Seminary, 2661 Kingston Road
Join us for a day on Marian reflection, pondering the Marian dimension of the Church. Fr. Charles Anang,
Associate Professor of Systematic Theology at St. Augustine’s will lead the Retreat which will also include Mass in the seminary chapel. Feel free to invite friends and family to join us on this day.
Cost:$50.00 including lunch. Phone: 416-261-7207
ST. MICHAEL’S COLLEGE UNIVERSITY OF TORONTO SCHOLARSHIP – $3000
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.
Applications for this Scholarship also available through your parish CWL’s Education and Health Chair.
Closing date for applications is May 31st 2019
SHARELIFE’S 2019 CAMPAIGN…
How can you “Live the Gospel” when life is so busy?
Many people help those in need by volunteering at a local organization. But if your schedule doesn’t allow for it, you can still make a huge impact in your community by supporting ShareLife-funded agencies. Next Sunday, March 31st is the first ShareLife collection. Over next week, please reflect on your ability to “Live the Gospel” by making a sacrificial gift to our parish campaign.