Sunday May 19, 2019 Fifth Sunday of Easter Year C

Masses for the Week

Sat. May 18

  • 9:00 am † Anton Marolt
  • 5:00 pm † Simone D’Alba

Sun. May 19

  • 9:00 am † Deceased member of the Iacobucci Family
  • 11:00 am For the People of the Parish
  • 7:00 pm † Maggie Dias

Mon. May 20

  • 9:00 am † Elizabeth Barrera

Tues. May 21

  • 9:00 am † Anthony Di Nova

Wed. May 22

  • 9:00 am † Bridget Herft

Thurs. May 23

  • 9:00 am † Esperanza del Rosario

Fri. May 24

  • 9:00 am
    • † Michael&Margaret Mullane
    • † Carmen Maione
    • † Euesebio Sanjuan
    • † Susana Sanjuan
    • † Emmanuel Infanti

Sat. May 25

  • 9:00 am † Joseph Francis Tellis
  • 5:00 pm † Ginesia Sisti

New to the Parish? Welcome!

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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

How tempted the disciples were to look back at Jesus’ earthly ministry and cling to the memory of his time with them! But Jesus insisted on something else, something harder. As he took his departure, they were to look toward the future. Their relationships with one another in the community of the Church were to show the selfless love Jesus had taught them. His new commandment calls for a self-forgetful love which reaches out to the world. What Jesus did becomes the norm for what we do. Our love is the identifying mark; are we being recognized as disciples? The Church’s everyday life should manifest the new universe about which we hear in Revelation. God’s vision for the world is symbolized by the holy city, the new Jerusalem. There God lives in intimate love with all nations. Sorrow is ended; the old order has passed, the new is here. It is all God’s work, even as it is God who, in Acts, works through the apostles to strengthen the Church and join new members to it. Let us do our part, and give God the glory.

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INCOME TAX RECEIPTS AND DONATION ENVELOPES FOR PICK UP

In the Narthex you can find your 2018 Tax Receipt and assigned Donation Envelopes for pick up. They are both sorted alphabetically. Please take your time to find your receipt and keep them in the order you find them. Thank you.

THEOLOGY ON TAP EAST

Our Image of God the Father and What Influences It June 3rd at 7:00 p.m.; Le Spot Billiard Lounge 4531 Sheppard Ave. East, 2nd Floor #200 All young adults (aged 19-39) are invited to join us for Theology on Tap, an evening of thought-provoking conversation on theological topics, with munchies provided—come and bring a friend! Office of Catholic Youth, 416-599-7676

DAY OF REFLECTION FOR WOMEN

St. Augustine’s Seminary
2661 Kingston Road

June 1st at 9:30 a.m.

Dr. Lombardi will lead us through a reflection on the “feminine genius,” and what it means to know our identity and purpose as cherished daughters of God. We will examine some women of the Bible and how they found their identity after an encounter with God’s love.

The retreat will include Mass in the seminary chapel.

Cost: $50.00, including lunch

Contact: St. Augustine’s Seminary 416-261-7207

BLUE MASS

Saturday, June 15, 2019 @ 11:00 a.m.

Blessed Trinity Parish, 3220 Bayview Avenue

Please come and join Bishop Scott McCaig, CC, Bishop of the Military Ordinariate of Canada, in celebrating the Blue Mass. We will thank our first responders, men and women, serving our communities in their blue uniforms. We are expecting police cruisers, dogs and horses, fire engines and ambulances, the respective chiefs and their representations and families. This is a good opportunity to show our younger generation the respect we owe our uniformed. Congregations from other parishes and schools are welcome. Light refreshments will be served after mass. Please contact HenryTang@TangInc.com for large groups so we can arrange seating.

ANSWERING THE CALL OF THE POPE’S ENCYCLICAL “LAUDATO SI”

May 23rd at 7:30 p.m. St. Patrick’s Church, Neumann Hall 131 McCaul Street Come and hear the facts about climate change and the carbon tax. Our earth is in crisis. As Catholics we are called to action. Come and find out what we can and must do. Join us for a talk on “Getting to Zero: Carbon or Taxes? The date on how to address the climate crisis in Ontario.” Our presenter, Christine Tu, M.Sc., is advancing her passion and expertise in addressing climate change through her leadership role in regional municipal government. This event is co-hosted and co-sponsored by the St. Patrick’s Justice and Service Commission and by Pax Christi Toronto. Admission is free.

WEEKEND OF DISCERNMENT FOR YOUNG PROFESSIONALS AT MANRESA

Weekend of May 31, 2325 Liverpool Road A silent weekend retreat for young professionals (aged 19 –39) will offer tools of discernment for those seeking greater clarity about God’s will. Suggested offering $220.00 per person (includes 2 nights of accommodation, meals, program and spiritual direction).

SHARELIFE Living the Gospel by supporting youth ministry in our parishes.

What difference does training make for youth ministers? Consider that the 40+ youth ministers in the Archdiocese of Toronto collectively impact thousands of youth and their families. The Office of Catholic Youth (OCY), funded by ShareLife, visits parishes, equips youth ministers, and facilitates networking—including an archdiocesan training day attended by 200 youth ministers and volunteers. OCY helps ensure a vibrant church for future generations.

June 21 is the next ShareLife Sunday.

ST. MICHAEL’S COLLEGE UNIVERSITY OF TORONTO SCHOLARSHIP $3000.00

The Toronto Diocesan Council of the CWL of Canada is offering a scholarship to St. Michael’s College, U of T.

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 Science.

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 are also available through your parish CWL Education and Health Chair.

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

Closing date is May 31st 2019

FALLSVIEW CASINO CHARITY BUS TRIP

Sponsored by The Knights of Columbus, this event is taking place on Saturday, June 1st, 2019.

Tickets are $10.00, which includes a $15.00 casino credit.

The bus will leave St. Joseph’s at 10:45 a.m. returning by 8:30 p.m.

For tickets please call Bryan @ 647-937-6631

Or Andrew @ 416-286-6631

YOUTH MINISTRY CORNER

EDGE ON May 24th: Giving Thanks - AN INVITATION

All parishioners, young and old, especially those who have supported St. Joseph’s Youth Ministry (prayers, time,

donations, etc.) are invited to the EDGE FINALE on June 7th at 7:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m.

We will begin in the church with the Rosary, followed by the First Friday Mass, and end in the hall with refreshments and activities. See you then.

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

FROM OUR FACILITY MANAGER...

Recently the office has been receiving requests to rent our Hall on Sundays. Our Hall is never available on Sundays to rent.