October 6, 2019 Twenty-Seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time Year C

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Masses for the Week

Sat. Oct 5

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

Sun. Oct 6

  • 9:00 am CWL Members living & deceased
  • 11:00 am For the People of the Parish
  • 7:00 pm † Daphne Footman

Mon. Oct 7

  • 9:00 am † Bridget Corera

Tues. Oct 8

  • 9:00 am † Ngai Chu

Wed. Oct 9

  • 9:00 am † Mr. & Mrs. Roberto Segovia

Thurs. Oct 10

  • 9:00 am Intention of Derek Fernandes

Fri. Oct 11

  • 9:00 am
    • Intention of Alice Santos
    • † Michael&Margaret Mullane
    • † Souls in Purgatory
    • † Sandy Skelding
    • † Antonio Alves
    • † Armando Rivera

Sat. Oct 12

  • 9:00 am † William Rozario
  • 5:00 pm † Lena D’Souza

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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St. Joseph’s Church is Wheelchair Accessible; ramps are available at the North and South exits of the church

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Nothing is impossible to faith.

With a minimum of faith, Jesus tells us, we could order trees about, and they would obey us. Faith is essential to the success of the Christian mission. But we must not glory in it or what it allows us to achieve; we are only God’s servants, who, like the slaves of the ancient world, cannot expect to be paid for our labours. We are God’s property, and whatever work we do for the kingdom is our duty. The first reading emphasizes the importance of faithful work despite the apparent triumph of evil. God will save, and will bring to successful completion what is begun and carried out in faith. The faithless will eventually lose heart, and their enterprises will perish. We must have faith, and wait. The second reading exhorts Timothy, who seems to have been timid, to courage, love, and faithful witness as the Church’s minister. In company with the apostle he –and we –should welcome the opportunity to suffer for the Good News.

(Sunday Mass Book)


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.

There is still time to join this class!

Any questions?

Contact: donna.tomie@gmail.com


This is a monthly program where casseroles are prepared by our Parishioners and they are collected and delivered to the Good Shepherd Refuge, which is known “as a safe place to go to get a hot meal, clean clothes, a clean bed to sleep in and someone to talk to.”

Lidded casserole containers and recipes are available in the Office’s vestibule. The same meal is prepared once a month. Drop off the frozen casserole on the dates provided below between 9:30 and 10:00 a.m. in the west parking lot.

If you have any questions, please call Annie Alkins at 416-283-7420

2019 Drop off dates are: Oct. 5, Nov. 2 and Dec. 7


There will be no Sunday School taking place on this weekend. The Parish Office will be closed on Monday, October 14th


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.


Sponsored by the 50+ Club
Friday, October 18 @ 7:00 p.m. sharp
Tickets: $15.00

Registration begins at 6:30 p.m.
Cash Prizes! Door Prizes!
Refreshments! 50/50 Draw!

For tickets, please call:
Gloria Moniz: 416-286-4878 or
Maureen van Pinxteren: 416-284-4213


We’re resuming this month on the second Saturday of the month in room 2 after the 9:00 a.m. Mass

(subject to change)


Lesson 17—Maccabean Revolt
Tuesday, October 15th at 8:00 p.m. in the Hall

Under Syrian rule in this period, the Jews faced the most severe systemic persecution thus far in their history.

Another interesting period to familiarize yourself with


Our Instagram account is now launched and you can follow us to get the latest news of the parish in pictures!

Follow us at stjosephstoronto. Over the coming year you will also be able to contribute to the Instagram feed. If you are interested in volunteering to contribute content, send to instagram@stjosephstoronto.org


Classes will begin on Sunday, Oct. 6th at 10:00 a.m.

For more information, go to www.stjosephstoronto.org/ministries/Sunday-school/ or call 647-242-8429


On the last Saturday of every month, the Refugee Outreach Committee has a gathering in the basement of the church, and distributes food to the needy in our community. We have 45-50 families attending every month.

We are now asking for your help to fill our depleted shelves. Bags will be distributed at all Masses next week on Oct. 12 and 13th. Please take one and return it to the church with your donation the following week on Oct. 19 and 20th. Volunteers will be present to accept the bags.

We thank you for your continued support and generosity which is greatly needed and appreciated.


Taking place in the Hall on the following dates:
Oct. 10, Oct. 17 & Oct. 24 from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.


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.


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


The Sunday 9:00 a.m. Choir needs volunteer projectionists. If you are interested and feel comfortable working with tech, please contact the Choir Director or the Parish Office



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 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