October 13, 2019 Twenty-Eighth Sunday in Ordinary Time Year C

Masses for the Week

Sat. Oct 12

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

Sun. Oct 13

  • 9:00 am Intention of Pat & Gerry Sheehan
  • 11:00 am The People of the Parish
  • 7:00 pm † Daphne Footman

Mon. Oct 14

  • 9:00 am † John & Amy D’Souza

Tues. Oct 15

  • 9:00 am † Sew Fong Wu

Wed. Oct 16

  • 9:00 am † Arturo Carreon

Thurs. Oct 17

  • 9:00 am † Hanna Hadden

Fri. Oct 18

  • 9:00 am
    • Thanksgiving for Priests
    • Intention of Celine Cuenca
    • † Michael&Margaret Mullane
    • † Souls in Purgatory
    • † Vince Moione

Sat. Oct 19

  • 5:00 pm † Joan Williams

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

These ten unfortunates caught Jesus’ attention by a simple cry of faith, and they obeyed his command, which constituted a promise of healing. But only one, a despised Samaritan, returned shouting praise to God; he knelt at Jesus’ feet in thanks. Pointedly Jesus asks about the other nine. They too had been cured because of faith; but the foreigner’s gratitude had led him to a more profound relationship with Jesus. The first reading provides close parallels with the gospel. Naaman finally obeys Elisha’s order; then he returns to give thanks. In recognition of the one God, Naaman will offer sacrifice only on an altar erected upon earth from Israel. The letter sent by Paul from prison exhorts us to remain faithful to Jesus to the end.

(Sunday Mass Book)

COME AND SEE WEEKEND

Friday, November 1 at 7:00 p.m. to Sunday, November 3 at 1:30 p.m.
St. Augustine’s Seminary

We’re inviting single Catholic men 17 years and older to cultivate a deeper prayer life and relationship with Jesus Christ; leading to a better discernment of God’s call for  their lives. Time for prayer, reflection and information on the process of becoming one of Christ’s disciples as a Catholic Priest.

Register online at www.vocationstoronto.ca

Registrants 17 years old require parental consent.

For more info, contact your Parish Priest

GOOD SHEPHERD PROVIDE A MEAL PROGRAM

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

SACRAMENTAL MINISTRY

To the families who will have a child scheduled to receive Holy Communion or Confirmation in 2020.

Details for the sacraments can be found here

THE ROSARY APOSTOLATE

We are seeking volunteers, who have great devotion to the Mother of God and who are willing to visit our elementary schools to pray the Rosary with the children once a month for a total of 8 days in the year.

Training will be provided.
Contact Bonnie Washer: 416-284-5772

ST. JOSEPH’S PARISH—GAMES NIGHT

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

LIVE CHRIST SHARE CHRIST

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)

ST. JOSEPH’S INSTAGRAM LAUNCHED

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

CALLING WOMEN FROM 18 TO 80

Beginning on October 25 at 7:30 p.m.
Manresa Jesuit Retreat Centre, 2325 Liverpool Road

“A contemplative approach to making decisions”
Step forward to a restful weekend to hear God’s gentle whisper. Private room, Mass, spiritual direction and more.

Even a movie night! Call Mary at 416-497-7059

REFUGEE AND OUTREACH FOOD DRIVE

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.

APPLE PIE MAKING TIME!

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

TIMELINE BIBLE STUDY

Tuesday October 15 at 8:00 p.m. in the Parish Hall Under Syrian rule in this period, the Jews faced the most severe systemic persecution thus far in their history. The Selucid ruler outlaws most of the distinctive features of Jewish belief, piety and life in effort to force the people to assimilate into the Greek culture around them. 1 Maccabees chronicles the resistance movement lead by one family that is successful in driving the Seleucids out of Jerusalem and cleansing of the Temple of idolatry.

VOLUNTEER PROJECTIONISTS

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

THANKSGIVING DAY WEEKEND

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

“MEET A SAINT”

Sunday, October 27th

The Youth Ministry and Sunday School Ministry are inviting all Parishioners to “Meet a Saint” in the Narthex between 10:00 to 11:00 a.m.

St. Cecelia (Patron Saint of Music)

YOUTH MINISTRY CORNER

EDGE

EDGE kicked off on Oct. 11:

EDGErs learned that living WITH God is our DEEPEST desire, and what we were created for. It is our true DESTINY, and is what awaits us on the other side of the finish line when we follow Jesus.

HS FOUNDATIONS

Next HS FOUNDATIONS: Nov 3rd. Come Holy Spirit. Come high school students. 4:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Free supper and free registration.

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