Sunday May 26, 2019 Sixth Sunday of Easter Year C

Masses for the Week

Sat. May 25

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

Sun. May 26

  • 9:00 am † Deceased Members of the Zagrai Family
  • 11:00 am For the People of the Parish
  • 7:00 pm † Victor Giordano

Mon. May 27

  • 9:00 am † Joan McNeil

Tues. May 28

  • 9:00 am † Deceased Members of Hilary Fernandes’ Family

Wed. May 29

  • 9:00 am † Pablo Jr. & Eric Aguilar

Thurs. May 30

  • 9:00 am † Associana Vaz

Fri. May 31

  • 9:00 am
    • † Michael & Margaret Mullane
    • † Rodolfo & Manatalia Gatchalian
    • † Herbert Alagaratnam
    • † Philiomena Pinto
    • † Tana Uzunozwski

Sat. Jun 1

  • 9:00 am † Peter & Monica D’Almeida
  • 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

Jesus is leaving his disciples and returning to the Father, whose will he has always done. Now his followers must live by his word, which is not his own but his Father’s. How important is that word! Christ and the Father will live with those who keep it. The Holy Spirit, too, will guide the community of disciples which is the Church, leading us to a deeper understanding of God’s word and its meaning for our lives. We need not worry, for Jesus leaves us his peace, which is so different from the world’s. God’s dwelling in us, Jesus’ legacy, is represented by the holy city described in Revelation. There is no temple in that radiant city because God’s glory completely fills it. We, God’s people, are his sanctuary. The report in Acts of the Council of Jerusalem shows that differences of opinion are nothing new in the Church: similar disagreements should not disturb God’s people today. If we accept the Holy Spirit’s guidance, we shall arrive together at the decision God wants.

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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

ST. VINCENT de PAUL THANK YOU

A hearty thank you to all who helped make our recent “Bundle Up” weekend a great success.

We especially acknowledge the assistance provided by our student volunteers: Mathew, Jad, Gonnel, Kristen, Raphael and Athena.

Our collective contribution of clothing, linen, shoes and other items will be appreciatively received and used by families and individuals in need. If you missed this opportunity (or still have some surplus items in your closets and dressers) we will be hosting another “Bundle Up” weekend on August the 24th and 25th.

Bless you for your continued support.

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.

PRAYER GROUP

We would like to invite you to our EDGE Music Ministry Night with the Celebration Choir.

Youth will be sharing testimonies and leading our Praise and Worship Program for the evening.

Everyone is WELCOME!

The Rosary begins at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, May 30th

SHARELIFE Living the Gospel by supporting isolated seniors

In the span of three months, Debbie felt she had list everything. Her partner of 33 years died, her leg was amputated, and she could no longer care for her beloved pets. She turned to the Society of Sharing, a ShareLife funded agency, who partnered her with a volunteer named Geof. No only did Geof provide friendship, he used his teaching background to help Debbie fulfill a lifelong goal: learning how to properly read. Though it will be impossible for Debbie to regain all she has lost, her life is feeling full again.

June 21 is the next ShareLife Sunday. Thank you.

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

CRADLE OF HOPE CONFERENCE

Toronto Pavilion, 120 Railside Road, North York

June 29th at 8:30 a.m.

Breath of God—Living a life led by the Holy Spirit. Mass, adoration, confession, healing service, etc.

For more info: email-ccrctorontoinfo@gmail.com

LIVE CHRIST SHARE CHRIST

Last meeting on Sat. June 1st.

Will resume meetings in the second week of September!

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