September 22, 2019 Twenty-Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time Year C

Masses for the Week

Sat. Sep 21

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

Sun. Sep 22

  • 9:00 am † Bridget & Godfrey Herft
  • 11:00 am For the People of the Parish
  • 7:00 pm † Daphne Footman

Mon. Sep 23

  • 9:00 am Intention of Mario & Maria Simao

Tues. Sep 24

  • 9:00 am † Louis Figueira

Wed. Sep 25

  • 9:00 am † Deceased members of the Supnet Family

Thurs. Sep 26

  • 9:00 am † Joan Williams

Fri. Sep 27

  • 9:00 am
    • † Michael & Margaret Mullane
    • † Melinda Faldis
    • † Erlinda Escobilla
    • † Alfredo & Victorina Quitasol
    • † Clodualdo Velarde

Sat. Sep 28

  • 9:00 am Intention of Robin & Anne Rode
  • 5:00 pm † Naseem Shaikh

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

The parables do not always offer us examples to be imitated! Today’s gospel shocks us by asking whether we Christians put as much wisdom into achieving eternal life as the worldly take to ensure their future. The crafty steward, accused of mismanagement, and in a situation critical for his career, makes the most of the short time he has before he must render an account. The worldly are wiser in conducting their affairs than are those who seek God, Jesus observes. The next saying urges the wise use of money, which we cannot take with us and which affects our future. How we use it determines whether we will be trusted with lasting riches. We have a choice: to serve God or to make money our idol. In the first reading, the prophet Amos denounces dishonest merchants who overcharge the poor and shortchange their customers. God will not forget this exploitation, Amos threatens. The second reading, on a very different subject, gives instructions for community worship. There we profess our faith and are challenged to become just and faithful stewards.

(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

AN EVENING AT THE SEMINARY

October 7, 4:45 p.m.
St. Augustine’s Seminary, 2661 Kingston Road

Have you ever thought about becoming a priest? An evening at the seminary offers discerners a glimpse into the place where priestly formation begins. The evening includes holy Mass in the seminary chapel, dinner, a talk by Director of Vocations, Fr. Chris Lemieux and a tour of the seminary. Contact phone number: 416-968-0997 and email: vocations@archtoronto.org

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/

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

LIFE CHAIN

Sunday October 6th @ 2:00 to 3:00 p.m. Kingston Road and Lawrence intersection

Life Chain is an annual prayerful and peaceful witness to the sanctity of human life and the harm of abortion. Participants hold non-graphic signs at hundreds of locations across North America for one hour. Please join us to show your support.

THE BIBLE TIMELINE STUDY

Tuesday, September 24, 8:00 p.m.

When Solomon’s kingdom divides into Israel (North) and Judah (South), the Northern Kingdom almost immediately turned to pagan gods and worship. A quick violent succession of kings followed none of who led the people back into covenant with God. Hosea prophesied the Northern Kingdom’s inevitable end in exile. Meanwhile in Judah, Solomon’s son Rehoboam, is still the heir to the throne of David, and God’s presence still dwells in the Jerusalem Temple.

Did he learn a lesson in the split?

Come join us for Session 14, Divided Kingdom, Part 2.

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.

Pope Francis’ Tweet 9/11/19

"Christ is the hope of the world: His Gospel is the most powerful leaven of brotherhood, freedom, justice and peace for all peoples”.

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