October 20, 2019 Twenty-Ninth Sunday in Ordinary Time Year C

Masses for the Week

Sat. Oct 19

  • 5:00 pm † Joan Williams

Sun. Oct 20

  • 9:00 am Intention of Celina & Tony Zagrai
  • 11:00 am The People of the Parish
  • 7:00 pm † Eugene Noga

Mon. Oct 21

  • 9:00 am † Sayerimuttu Asirvatham

Tues. Oct 22

  • 9:00 am † Maisie Ferdinands

Wed. Oct 23

  • 9:00 am Thanksgiving

Thurs. Oct 24

  • 9:00 am † Emmanuel Aquino

Fri. Oct 25

  • 9:00 am Intention of Mariel Laberinto
  • † Naseem (Jimmy) Shiekh
  • † Loures Irwina Lejarde
  • † Marina Raquel
  • † Mary Indrani Karunanayake

Sat. Oct 26

  • 9:00 pm † Michael&Margaret Mullane
  • 5:00 pm † Gianna Johansen

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Reflection

How should we pray? Luke’s gospel takes as one of its special concerns our conversation with God. Last Sunday, we were reminded of the need for gratitude; today’s parable encourages us to keep asking for what we need even if God does not answer our requests immediately…. The Christian must be like the widow who pesters until she wins her case. We do not know why God delays; but when judgement is given, Jesus promises it will be given quickly. He concludes with a question: Will there be faith—like the persevering faith of the widow who refused to take “no” for an answer—when Christ returns at the end of time? ….

The second reading calls for another kind of perseverance, fidelity to the truth of the Christian tradition as it has been handed down. Scripture
challenges both its teacher and its hearer to fidelity and growth in holiness.

(Sunday Mass Book)

LEGION OF MARY

As Pope Francis has invited all of the faithful to pray the Holy Rosary every day during the entire Marian month of October, we extend an invitation to all parishioners to join us every evening at 7:00 p.m. in the Rectory Chapel.

WORLDWIDE MARRIAGE ENCOUNTER

October 25th at 6:00 p.m. to Sunday October 27th Four Points Sheraton Hotel, Mississauga This is to celebrate your love and take a fresh look at your marriage!

Contact: gerard.marge@rogers.com

COME AND SEE WEEKEND AT ST. AUGUSTINE’S SEMINARY

The Office of Vocations is hosting a Come & See Weekend for single Catholic men 17 years and older, at the Seminary from Friday, November 1 at 7:00 p.m. to Sunday, November 3 at 1:30 p.m. 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.

For more information, please contact the Office of Vocations at: 416-968-0997 or email vocations@archtoronto.org

Registrations can be done online at www.vocationstoronto.org

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

LIGHT IN THE DARKNESS: DEBUNKING BLACK LEGENDS OF THE CATHOLIC CHURCH IN HISTORY

November 9th at 9:30 a.m.
St. Augustine’s Seminary, 416-261-7207
2661 Kingston Road, Scarborough

Join Fr. Seamus Hogan, Professor of Church History, as he confronts false versions of Catholic history which portray the church as a violent, ignorant, worldly and bigoted institution. Fr. Seamus reveals the true facts around historical events such as the Crusades, the Inquisition and many others. Spend the day debunking myths in order to discover the real truth of the church’s history.

Holy Mass at St. Augustine’s venerable chapel is included with Registration.

COST: $50.00 (includes lunch)

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

ST. PAUL OF THE CROSS

After a series of visions in which he was directed to found a congregation that was especially to be devoted to the Passion. This is known as The Passionist Order.

APPLE PIE MAKING TIME!

Last session taking place in the Hall on Oct. 24 from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

MISSISSAUGA ROSARY BOWL

October 26th at 8:00 a.m.
Canadian Coptic Centre, 1245 Eglinton Avenue West

Join Our Lady of the Cape, Queen of the Most Holy Rosary & the Saints of the Church. Family event: Cape Kids activities. Pray the rosary and enroll in the Rosary

Confraternity at Canada’s National Marian Shrine.
Contact: Marian Devotional Movement: info@theMDM.org

TIMELINE BIBLE STUDY

Session18-Messianic Fulfillment-Part 1

Tuesday, October 22nd at 8:00 p.m. Christ’s early Ministry, including his Baptism and temptation in the desert in which he was revealed as a
kind of New Adam and a New Israel. The gospel of Luke narrates the coming of the Messiah, the son of David, who will fulfill all prophecy, restore
to Israel and gather all the nations back into the covenant with God.

POPE FRANCIS’ TWEET

Today we ask for the grace to allow ourselves to be amazed by God’s surprises, to not hinder His creativity, but to encourage hearts to encounter the Lord.
(October 16, 2019)

“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. Anthony (Patron Saint of lost items).

The Ministry participants will dress up for this occasion!

YOUTH MINISTRY CORNER

EDGE

Next EDGE Night October 25th: Thou Shall NOT Have Fun Social. Youth in Grade 6, 7 and 8, it’s not too late to register

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