September 8, 2019 Twenty-Third Sunday in Ordinary Time Year C
Masses for the Week
Sat. Sep 7
- 9:00 am † Sever Zabrai
- 5:00 pm † Rosario Calandra
Sun. Sep 8
- 9:00 am † CWL Members both living and deceased
- 11:00 am For the People of the Parish
- 7:00 pm † Cipriano Bondoc
Mon. Sep 9
- 9:00 am † Lilibeth Cabalo
Tues. Sep 10
- 9:00 am Intention of Teresa Laberinto
Wed. Sep 11
- 9:00 am † Michael & Margaret Mullane
Thurs. Sep 12
- 9:00 am † Marcelino & Rosario Gatchalian
Fri. Sep 13
- 9:00 am
- Intention of Thanksgiving
- † Ashley Hamilton
- † Daphne & Mark Footman
- † Faithful Departed
- † Leopold D’Souza
Sat. Sep 14
- 9:00 am † Philomine Pinto
- 5:00 pm Intention for the Sanctity of Life
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.
St. Joseph's Church is Wheelchair Accessible; ramps are available at the North and South exits of the church
Being Christ’s disciple is costly; our Master demands absolute love and total loyalty. We must renounce, for the love of Christ, whatever holds us back from his way, hating—preferring Christ to—the dearest people in our lives. At the height of his success, Jesus risked the loss of his followers by demanding total commitment. Each of us must be willing to carry our own cross to Calvary, personally sharing in the Lord’s passion. Like the builder of the tower, we must be prepared to finish the life-project we have undertaken; like the king going to war, we will not fight a losing battle. The wisdom which we learn from God, today’s first reading declares, is not like human wisdom but teaches us God’s will. In the second reading, Paul writes from prison to Philemon, a slave-owner, on behalf of the escaped slave and convert Onesimus. Paul begs Philemon to take Onesimus back as a brother Christian. It does not occur to the apostle to condemn slavery, but he advocates a radically new relationship. Gospel renunciation should revolutionize the quality of our love.
(Sunday Mass Book)
FREE ESTATE PLANNING SEMINAR
Saturday, September 14th at 9:30 a.m.
Catholic Cemeteries and the estate planning team will share information about:
- How to protect your loved one with a proper will
- How to ensure your wishes are legally protected
- Powers of Attorney
- The advantage of pre-arranging funeral, burial and cremation plans
- The cost savings of making an estate plan
- Finding lawyers and estate planning advisors
- Church guidelines on Cremation
- Our Catholic traditions around wills, burials and funerals
An estate planning kit will be provided at no cost
This is taking place at Christ the King Catholic Cemetery, 7770 Steeles Avenue East, Markham
Refreshments will be provided
RSVP: Frank Jannetta, 416-733-8544 ext. 2023
To the families who will have a child scheduled to receive Holy Communion or Confirmation in 2020.
Please pay close attention to the bulletins in September and October as that is when we announce our schedule. Forms for both sacraments are available on our website. Under sacraments you will find a link and download the forms from there.
Registration forms are available in the Narthex. Please bring your completed forms to the Narthex on Sunday Sept. 15, 22 or 29 between 10:00 to 10:50 a.m. to register your child. Classes will begin on Sunday, Oct. 6th at 10:00 a.m. We are also in need of 3 new teachers. If you have an interest to serve in this Ministry, please go to www.stjosephstoronto.org/ministries/Sunday-school/
SPIRITUS VIA BBQ FOR YOUNG ADULTS!
Young Adults from our local parishes in the Eastern Region of the Archdiocese of Toronto are meeting monthly to learn & grow in faith, build community, belonging and volunteer!
Join us for our BBQ Kick-off on Thursday, September 12 at 7:00 p.m. at St. Aidan’s Parish, 3501 Finch Avenue East, Scarborough
Tuesday, September 10th @ 7:00 to 9:30 p.m. in the Church Hall
This program is occurring every Tuesday evening
Bible Timeline Study—Part 2, Sessions 12—24
Last session is scheduled for December 3rd
For information, contact Pat Wilson: 416-997-8303
Or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Please use our East entrance to the Hall near the Office’s door.
The Prayer Group will resume meetings on Thursday, September 12th at 7:30 p.m. with a celebration of a Mass. We also meeting every Thursday between 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. and begin our meetings with the Rosary, followed by Praise and Worship and reflection on the Scriptures. We end with short fellowship and refreshments. All are welcome!
SQUARE DANCING NIGHT
Saturday, September 21st @ 7:00 p.m. sharp!
St. Joseph’s Hall
Come one! Come All! Yeeeeee haw!
Let’s have some fun
Adult, Teens & Children—all are welcome
Instructions from the best caller in Ontario Award winning, Bill Hands
Admittance is Free of Charge - Refreshments provided
Contact Maureen at 416-284-4213
Good will offering to support our CWL charities
would be appreciated
MORNING OF REFLECTION
Saturday, September 14, 2019
after the 9:00 a.m. Mass
Talk conducted by Fr. Oliver about the
Virtue of Prudence.
(light refreshments will be provided).
CHRISTOPHER LEADERSHIP COURSE
This course is designed to enhance your leadership and communication skills, and your confidence, which will positively affect every aspect of your life.
Classes begin in at October at the following locations:
- PICKERING: St. Mary Catholic SS, 1918 Whites Rd N.
- October 1, Tuesdays 7:00-10:00 p.m.
- SCARBOROUGH: St. Theresa Shrine,2559 Kingston Rd.
- October 6, Sundays 6:00-9:00 p.m.
- NORTH YORK: St. Joseph’s Morrow,3379 Bayview Ave.
- October 3, Thursdays 7:00-10:00 p.m.
This is the company that publishes our weekly bulletins. They will be setting up the advertisements for our church bulletin. The advertising will begin in September 2019 and supports the bulletin service. Please support the bulletin and advertise your product or service.
Call Liturgical Publications at: 905-624-4422