Sunday June 2, 2019 Ascension of the Lord Year C

Masses for the Week

Sat. Jun 1

  • 9:00 am † Peter & Monica D’Almeida
  • 5:00 pm † Rosario Calandra

Sun. Jun 2

  • 9:00 am † Deceased Members of the Bartulaba Family
  • 11:00 am For the People of the Parish
  • 7:00 pm † Richard Sequeira

Mon. Jun 3

  • 9:00 am † Cristino & Anita Balin

Tues. Jun 4

  • 9:00 am † Deceased Members of the Camilleri & Dwyer families

Wed. Jun 5

  • 9:00 am † Michael & Margaret Mullane

Thurs. Jun 6

  • 9:00 am † Joan Williams

Fri. Jun 7

  • 9:00 am
    • Intention of Imro & Bernadette Lieuw
    • † Martin & Arnolta Raposo
    • † Alfred & Matilda Hannah
    • † Leo Ryan
    • † Brain Christopher Gonsalves
  • 7:30 pm
    • Intention of Pamela & Sasha Yhdego
    • † Russell Stachiw
    • † Leah Teresa Idalina Fernandes
    • † Leah Lewis Aubrey Cochran
    • † Raul Alix

Sat. Jun 8

  • 9:00 am † Maria Simas
  • 5:00 pm CWL Members both living & deceased

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

Within the fifty days of Easter, the feast of the Ascension emphasizes Jesus’ return to the Father and its consequence: his charge to make disciples of the world. The letter to the Ephesians tells us that Jesus is head of the Church, his body on earth. We see him asserting this authority both in Acts and the Gospel as he takes leave of his followers. Through preaching, sacramental ministry and instruction, the Church will continue Christ’s work of making disciples. The misunderstanding and doubt which characterize his followers as he says farewell make it clear that his work is God’s, not human doing. It is the Spirit of Christ who gives faith and strength to these human witnesses and makes it possible for them to continue Jesus’ work in the world. One day the entire human family will recognize God to be God, and Christ will be worshipped as king and head of humankind. To hasten that day we join the psalmist in singing God’s praise.

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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.

YOUNG ADULT RETREAT WITH THE SISTERS OF LIFE

Friday, June 7 to Sunday June 9

St. Francis Retreat Centre, Caledon

Join the Sisters of Life for a weekend retreat “From the Depths to the Heights,” for young adults (18-35). Led by Fr. David Bellusci, OP. This retreat focuses on our relationship with the saints. The weekend includes conferences and fellowship with other young adults, opportunities for prayer and Eucharistic Adoration. Confession and Mass will be available.

Contact: The Sisters of Life

Phone: 416-463-2722

Email: toronto@sisteroflife.org

Web: www.sistersoflife.org

ST. VICTOR CATHOLIC SCHOOL’S 50TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION

Friday, June 14th at 1:30 p.m.

20 Bernadine Street, Scarborough

Alumni, former staff and friends are invited to celebrate the 50th anniversary of St. Victor Catholic School. Mass begins at 1:30 p.m. at the school, followed by an open house at 3:00 p.m. and community BBQ and Fun Fair at 5:00 p.m.

For more information please call 416-393-5338

Or visit: www.tcdsb.org/schools/stvictor/news/2018-2019/pages/50thanniversary.aspx

SILENT WEEKDAY RETREAT FOR MEN & WOMEN AT MANRESA PICKERING

June 17th to June 21st

2325 Liverpool Road

Returning Home with the Prodigal Son. Facilitated by Sr. Sue Mosteller, CSJ.

There’s something naturally fulfilling about returning home. Let Henri Nouwen’s thought guide you to the true home of your loving, sometimes wounded heart.

Cost: Suggested offering $450.00 per person.

This includes four nights of accommodation, meals, program and spiritual direction.

Phone: 905-839-2864

Email: registration@manresa.ca

Web: www.manresa-canada.ca

BEER TASING NIGHT WITH THE JESUITS

Wednesday, June 5th at 6:00 p.m.

Mill Street Beer Hall

21 Tankhouse Lane, Toronto

Come and meet some young Jesuits and learn more about their work over some beer and hors d’oeuvres in Toronto’s historic Distillery District.

Cost: $50.00 (RSVP required)

Contact: Erica Zlomislic ezlomislic@jesuits.org

Phone: 416-962-4500 ext. 225

SHARELIFE Living the Gospel by supporting mental health wellness

Last year, over 3,200 people accessed individual, couple and family counselling at Catholic Family Services of Peel-Dufferin, a ShareLife-funded agency. Given that depression has replaced back injury as the number one reason for absenteeism at work, these services are helping clients maintain employment and stay out of poverty. By supporting ShareLife agencies like CFS Peel-Dufferin, you’re helping people find health and happiness.

Today is ShareLife Sunday.

Thank you for your generous spirit.

CWL HERITAGE DAY BAZAAR

Saturday, June 15th, 2019

9:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

International Foods & Tea Room, Plants, Baked Goodies, Treasures and Vendors Crafts

The businesses of Highland Creek Village will be having a Sidewalk Sale.

Our Parish has been part of the Highland Creek Village and Community  for over 164 years!  Come and join us to celebrate with the Village Community.

Donations of plants (potted and identified please) Baked Goodies and gently used houseware items will be accepted in the Church Hall on Friday, June 14th from 1:00 to 9:00 p.m. or early Saturday morning before the Bazaar begins.

For further information, please call:

Marla 416-209-8659 or Kim 416-206-6341

Thank you for your continued support!

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

YOUTH MINISTRY CORNER

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 to 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 there!

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