September 15, 2019 Twenty-Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time Year C

Masses for the Week

Sat. Sep 14

  • 9:00 am † Philomine Pinto
  • 5:00 pm For the Sanctity of Life

Sun. Sep 15

  • 9:00 am † Violeta Lalog
  • 11:00 am For the People of the Parish
  • 7:00 pm † Bruno & Maria Rizzuto

Mon. Sep 16

  • 9:00 am † Kieu Ly

Tues. Sep 17

  • 9:00 am † Joseph Ly Van Kieu

Wed. Sep 18

  • 9:00 am † Patrick Paraan

Thurs. Sep 19

  • 9:00 am Intention of Cheryl Lucas

Fri. Sep 20

  • 9:00 am
    • † Michael&Margaret Mullane
    • † Melinda Faldas
    • † Danny Williams
    • † Bill Collier
    • † Helen Fogel

Sat. Sep 21

  • 9:00 am † Alfonso Murciano
  • 5:00 pm † Philomine Pinto

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

Do we share the joy of God at the return of sinners? Today’s parables defend Jesus’ ministry and table fellowship with sinners. God’s active search for the errant and great joy at their return is illustrated by the sheepherder who finds the missing sheep, the woman who discovers a lost coin, and the forgiving father who with open arms welcomes home his wandering son. The parent is so delighted at his son’s return that he does not wait for celebration. The older brother, however, acts like the critics who prompted these parables; he objects that his good life has been taken for granted. His father replies that he has not loved his dutiful son less, but the elder son has regained a brother. In the first reading, Moses acts like Christ our mediator; he intercedes for the Israelites who have lapsed into idolatry. In the first letter to Timothy, Paul acknowledges his great sinfulness. The apostle is proof that Jesus really wants to save us, who do not fully realize what we do when we sin.

(Sunday Mass Book)

1000 Hail Marys

Saturday, October 5th a@ 9:30 a.m.

The Rosary, though clearly Marian, is at heart a Christ-centred prayer” Saint John Paul II The Legion of Mary would like to invite parishioners to join us in praying 1000 Hail Marys for various intentions in honour of the Feast of Our Lady of the Rosary after the 9:00 a.m. Mass on Saturday October 5th until approximately 3:00 p.m.

For more information, please contact

THANK YOU!

On behalf of the St. Vincent de Paul Society we would like to say thanks to all who helped make our late summer, school-opening “BUNDLE UP” another success. Again, we especially acknowledge the energetic and essential assistance of our student volunteers, Anais, Andrew, Xinghan, Catherine, Alexandra and Santiago. As we filled the bin with clothing, linen and other supplies, they provided a wonderful supplement to the diminishing stamina of our members! Everyone’s contribution is very important to families and individuals who are in need.

Please make note of our next opportunity to help with Spring’s “BUNDLE UP” - Weekend of Saturday April 18th

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 and on the website. 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.

For more information, go to www.stjosephstoronto.org/ministries/Sunday-school/

ST. JOSEPH’S 9:00 A.M. CHOIR

Sing to the Lord a new song, sing to the Lord, all the earth.

(Psalm 96)

Our choir is looking for new members. Rehearsals take place in the Church on Fridays from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. The choir welcomes all levels of singers. If you would like to join, please contact Isis Rebello at 416-286-0707 or the Parish office.

HISTORIC TOUR OF ST. MICHAEL’S CEMETERY

Saturday September 28th at 1:30 p.m.
1414 Yonge Street, Toronto

(Enter in laneway next to Home Hardware)

Catholic Cemeteries & Funeral Services invites you to join us as we take a step back in time to the infancy of our city and archdiocese as we tour the historic St. Michael’s Catholic Cemetery. Opened in 1855, it became the final resting place for over 29,000 Toronto Catholics. Nestled amongst angels is one of five Gothic-style octagonal winter vault buildings remaining and protected by the Ontario Heritage Act. If you love history and the city of Toronto, this is a must-do event! No need to reserve. Space is available. All are welcome! Rain or shine.

Contact: Catholic Cemeteries & Funeral Services 416-733-8544 or info@cc-fs.ca

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

FEDERAL ELECTION DEBATE FROM A CATHOLIC PERSPECTIVE

Thursday October 3rd @ 7:30 p.m.
255 Front Street West

Catholics are called to be engaged in the public square. As we prepare for the Oct. 21st federal election, you are invited to be a part of one of the largest live debates in Canada. Join 1,000 Catholics from across the archdiocese as they listen to candidates from the four major political parties debate issues of importance to Catholics. Moderated by veteran political journalist, the evening will also include reflections and prayer offered by Cardinal Thomas Collins.

For more information and election resources visit: www.archtoronto.org/election

FAITH ENRICHMENT

Weekly sessions resume on Thurs. Sept. 19th, downstairs in the Hall in Room 2 after the 9:00 a.m. Mass. These involve a 1 hour gathering for anyone interested in expanding their understanding and appreciation of our Catholic faith and consist of a video presentation on various topics, such as live of Saints, Scripture studies etc.

Refreshments and good company are included. No fees, no attendance commitment required. Come and see!

YOUTH MINISTRY CORNER

EDGE

EDGE is for youth in Grade 6,7 and 8 (twice/month).

Does your child have questions about the Catholic Faith? Do you want your child in a Faith filled environment, growing in a personal relationship with God? If you said “Yes” to these questions then register your child for EDGE. Forms are located in the Narthex and also available on the website.

Registrations accepted after Mass on Sept. 21, 22, 28 and 29.

First EDGE Night will be October 11th.

HS FOUNDATIONS

HS FOUNDATIONS for youth in high school is a monthly program. It’s a safe space to ask the hard questions about our Catholic Faith and to find out what it means to “strive to enter the narrow gate”. Come on Oct. 6 from 4:00 to 6:30 p.m..

Free supper will be served. Registrations forms are found in the Narthex and on the website

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