Sunday March 31, 2019 Fourth Sunday of Lent Year C

Masses for the Week

Sat. Mar. 30

  • 9:00 am † Vera Hobbs
  • 5:00 pm † Cosy Rodrigues

Sun. Mar. 31

  • 9:00 am † Deceased Members of the Caccavelli Family
  • 11:00 am For the People of the Parish
  • 7:00 pm † John Burt

Mon. Apr. 1

  • 9:00 am † Michael Antoine

Tues. Apr. 2

  • 9:00 am † Bobby LePage

Wed. Apr. 3

  • 9:00 am † Peru & Thressiea Pallath

Thur. Apr. 4

  • 9:00 am † Thanksgiving Mass

Fri. Apr. 5

  • 9:00 am
    • Intention of Mario & Maria Simao
    • Intention of Riel Laberinto
    • Intention of The Morals Family
    • † Michael & Margaret Mullane
    • † Mike Abate
  • 7:30 pm
    • † Abramo DeAcetis
    • † Savino DiBasi
    • † Deceased Members of the Legion of Mary
    • † Mike Abate
    • † Crispin & Violeta Solis

Sat. Apr. 6

  • 9:00 am † Casmir Lobo
  • 5:00 pm † Rosario Calandra

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

We are all God’s prodigal children who have wandered far from our Father’s home. How our redeemer longs to welcome us home, where we can experience for ourselves God’s great goodness. The Old Testament reading tells of the first celebration of the Passover feast in the promised land. The gospel parable of the forgiving father teaches us about the immeasurable tenderness of God. When the wayward son returns, his father runs out to meet him, calling for a celebration even before the son has finished his act of contrition. No longer is he counted as dead or lost! The elder brother, displeased at his father’s forgiving love, is like the self-righteous person who is outraged that God’s welcome is extended to every sinner who repents. Like the wayward son, we have been reconciled with God through Christ. The new creation St. Paul speaks of is all God’s work; Jesus became like us in order that we might become like him. How much God loves us! We celebrate our reconciliation and our newness of life in this Eucharist.

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ALTAR SERVERS

Please pick up the Holy Week Schedules in the Sacristy’s change room.

Thank you.

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.

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.

FORMED-The Catholic Faith on Demand

FORMED is a subscription-based website that can be compared to Netflix for Catholics and even better!

St. Joseph’s subscribes to this and for our parishioners, free of charge. See here.

To register and gain access:

  1. Call the Parish Office for the Parish Access Code
  2. Go to www.FORMED.org
  3. Click on the “Get Started” - Enter Code Box
  4. Enter the Parish Access Code
  5. Set up a username and password
  6. Login, consume and enjoy the content

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, until April 9th in the Church at 8:00 to 9:00 p.m. for the Jeff Cavins program

  • Apr. 2 Conquest & Judges-Part 2 Joshua: Judges (51:36) 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 on Thursday evenings

Our first guest speakers are:

Speaker Date Topic
Sharon Garlow 4/4/19 TBA
Fr. Pat 4/11/19 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.

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

SHARELIFE’S 2019 CAMPAIGN...

Living the Gospel locally and around the world

It is important that we continue to support the ShareLife appeal, to provide for the needs of the marginalized both here and in our communities and around the world. Sometimes the results are obvious and sometimes they’re invisible, but always they make a tangible difference in the lives of the people we are helping. Please prayerfully consider how you can be supportive today on ShareLife Sunday.

- Cardinal Collins

Today is ShareLife Sunday.

Thank you for your generosity

DON’T FORGET….

Next Saturday is the meal drop off for

Good Shepherd’s Refuge.

Please come to the west parking lot after the

9:00 a.m. Mass

POPE FRANCIS’ TWEET (March 28, 2019)

If we do not listen to the voice of the Lord, our hearts become like soil without water. That is why the Lord says “Harden not your hearts.”

YOUTH MINISTRY CORNER

Mar. 22nd: Youth Ministry members will be at the entrances this weekend to personally thank families for their prayers.

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