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.

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Reflection

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)

Wishing all our students a safe and productive year!

“Don’t let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do.”

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

SACRAMENTAL MINISTRY

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.

SUNDAY SCHOOL

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

For more information or to get involved, please contact Amanda Onilla, Eastern Region Young Adult Minister At spiritusvia@ocytoronto.org or 416-599-7676

BIBLE TIMELINE

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: pwils435@gmail.com

Please use our East entrance to the Hall near the Office’s door.

PRAYER GROUP

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

Old Tyme Square Dancing Night

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).

CWL - Virtue of Prudence

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.

Register by:

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.

LITURIGAL PUBLICATIONS

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

YOUTH MINISTRY CORNER

EDGE

EDGE is for youth in Grade 6,7 and 8 (twice/month) Registration forms are available in the Narthex. Registrations will be accepted after Mass on Sept. 21, 22, 28 and 29th. First EDGE Night will be on Oct. 11th.

HS FOUNDATIONS

HS Foundations (youth in high school) will begin on October 6th from 4:00 to 6:30 p.m., on a monthly basis. Supper is included. Forms are located in the Narthex.

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