Sunday April 14, 2019 Palm Sunday Year C

Masses for the Week

Sat. Apr. 13

  • 9:00 am † Jesse Gaush
  • 5:00 pm † Simon D’Souza

Sun. Apr. 14

  • 9:00 am † Deceased members of The Furtado Family
  • 11:00 am For the People of the Parish
  • 7:00 pm † Conrad Bouchard

Mon. Apr. 15

  • 9:00 am † Concetta Amenta

Tues. Apr. 16

  • 9:00 am † Casmiro Dias

Wed. Apr. 17

  • 9:00 am † Joan McNeil

Reflection

Today’s liturgy shows us the height and depth of Jesus’ life, from the triumphal entry into Jerusalem to this death on a cross a short time later. Only Paul’s letter alludes to the victory of Easter and Christ’s equality with God; Holy Week holds up to our contemplation the perfect obedience of this man who will die an abject death before being exalted as Lord of all creation. His good works are repaid with ill, much as Isaiah’s servant song shows the ministry of God’s disciple interrupted by persecution. Both the first reading and the psalm describe prophetically Jesus’ sufferings and both conclude with an expression of enduring trust in God’s help. According to Matthew and Mark, Jesus prayed this psalm as he hung on the cross. Its cry expresses abandonment, but its ending asserts resolve to continue the work of praise in the assembled community. Every Eucharist associates us with Christ as he offers his sacrifice in our midst and continues his perfect praise of the Father.

(Sunday Mass Book)

OFFICE SCHEDULE - EASTER WEEKEND

We will be closed on Friday, April 19 and Monday, April 22nd

We will resume regular hours on Tuesday, April 23rd.

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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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St. Joseph's Church is Wheelchair Accessible; ramps are available at the North and South exits of the church

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ARCHDIOCESAN DAY OF PRAYER FOR VOCATIONS

Cardinal Collins has designated Friday, May 3, 2019 as the Archdiocesan Day of Prayer for Vocations. We have three prayer intentions on this day: for the right discernment of vocations still unfolding; for endurance in committed vocations; and for an increase of priestly and religious vocations. Check posters for details. If you are unable to attend this event, please take a moment to pray for vocations on Friday May 3rd. Vocation resources can be found on the Office of Vocations’ website www.vocationstoronto.ca

SHARELIFE’S 2019 CAMPAIGN...

Living the Gospel by supporting vocations

Martin Dicuangco had a life-changing encounter when he visited Serra House, as residence run by St. Augustine’s Seminary for those discerning a priestly vocation. He is now a third-year theology student at St. Augustine’s.

“I thank ShareLife for supporting St. Augustine’s Seminary,” says Martin, “where young men like myself, after experiencing the love of Christ, are joyfully preparing for ordination to the priesthood.”

May 5th is ShareLife Sunday

DIVINE MERCY SUNDAY-APRIL 28TH

The Annual Novena prayed as preparation for Divine Mercy Sunday begins on Good Friday; anyone wishing to pray it together with others should meet at the Divine Mercy Image (beside the confessional) after any Good Friday service and after each 9:00 a.m. Mass during Easter week

Find information and novena pamphlets at the church exits and see bulletin boards for details of the special Holy Hour of Adoration and Benediction to be held at 3:00 p.m. on Divine Mercy Sunday.

YOUTH MINISTRY CORNER

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