September 29, 2019 Twenty-Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time Year C

Masses for the Week

Sat. Sep 28

  • 9:00 am † Robin & Ann Rode
  • 5:00 pm † Naseem Shaikh

Sun. Sep 29

  • 9:00 am † Gordon English
  • 11:00 am For the People of the Parish
  • 7:00 pm † Daphne Footman

Mon. Sep 30

  • 9:00 am † Souls in Purgatory

Tues. Oct 1

  • 9:00 am † Alberto Franchi

Wed. Oct 2

  • 9:00 am Intention of Mario & Maria Simao

Thurs. Oct 3

  • 9:00 am † The deceased members of the Riggi Family

Fri. Oct 4

  • 9:00 am
    • Intention of Mary & Danny Ho Chu
    • † Michael&Margaret Mullane
    • † Martin & Arnolta Raposo
    • † Alfred & Matilda Hannah
    • † Daphne & Mark Footman
  • 7:30 pm
    • Intention of Edwin Mauricio
      Intention of Tom Lagan
      Intention of Evangelin
      Magbantay
      † Dorena D’Antimo
      † Rosa Bruna

Sat. Oct 5

  • 9:00 am Intention of Aaron Luis
  • 5:00 pm † Rosario Calandra

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

Today’s gospel presents a bitter lesson for the wealthy of this world, especially for those rich people who, like the Pharisees, fulfill their religious duties but do not
see the starving at their door. We are not told that the rich man was evil, nor that Lazarus was resigned to his lot in life. The two were acquainted, but the difference
in their lives on earth meant that each went his separate way at death. The rich man, who did not help Lazarus during life, could not be helped by him after death. It was too late; if the rich man’s brothers would not heed God’s prophets, they would not listen to a visitor from the other world. Lazarus, who had been deprived of the
most basic necessities, now shares in the banquet of the blessed. What is our reaction to the plight of the world’s poor? Are we like the people Amos castigates in the first reading, who sit in the lap of luxury while our civilization crumbles? The second reading calls on us to renew our dedication to God’s service, enduring faith and love and witnessing steadfastly to the truth until Christ’s appearing.

(Sunday Mass Book)

ST. JOSEPH’S RCIA PROGRAM

This is an adult program leading to a candidate’s Initiation into the Catholic faith.This is beginning on Monday Sept. 30th at 7:00 pm.

Any questions?

Contact: donna.tomie@gmail.com

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 Dawne at 416-284-8699 or any member of The Legion of Mary.

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/

BEING A MAN OF HONOUR

St. Augustine’s Seminary Lay Formation Program
Saturday October 5 @ 9:30 a.m.
2661 Kingston Road

Calling all men! Please tell your friends, brothers, sons and fathers to join us for a day of spiritual renewal. Cardinal Collins will offer a day of reflection on what it means to be a man of honour in today’s world. Take advantage of this day of fellowship, prayer and inspirational conversation. The retreat will include Mass in the seminary chapel.

Cost: $50.00, includes lunch

Contact: St. Augustine’s Seminary

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 - SESSION 15

This period marks one of the lowest points in Israel’s history, as the northern tribes are sent into exile and scattered among the nations of Assyria. The southern tribes are taken over by Babylon, the Temple destroyed. The southern tribes are now slaves because they broke covenant with God and lost the land and kingdom that was promised them. But the prophets in this period offer a message of hope.

Join us on Tuesday, Oct. 1 at 8:00 pm

10th ANNUAL MASS TO END WOMAN ABUSE

St. Roch’s Catholic Church,

October 10th, 7:00 p.m.

2889 Islington Avenue, North York

The abuse of women is an issue that affects the whole family, the whole community, not solely the woman and her children. All are welcome to join us for this Mass.Light refreshments to follow.

Contact: Catholic Family Services, 416-921-1163

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

CANADA NEEDS OUR LADY

Please join us on Sat. Oct. 12th between 12:00 to 1:00 p.m. as we celebrate our 102 anniversary of the Apparitions of Our Lady of Fatima and the three secrets she revealed to the three shepherd children. We will gather in front of our Parish and publicly pray the rosary.

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.

YOUTH MINISTRY CORNER

EDGE

EDGE is for youth in Grade 6,7 and 8.

First EDGE Night will be October 11th

EDGE usually takes place on the 2nd and 4th Fridays of the month. This year we focus on how to live the Commandments. We might not kill someone, but have we killed their joy? Have we destroyed their dignity? Let’s talk about this.

Forms are in the Narthex and available on the Church Website.

Registrations accepted after Sunday Masses this weekend.

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”.

Starts 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 Church Website.

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