November 3, 2019 Thirtieth-First Sunday in Ordinary Time Year C

Masses for the Week

Sat. Nov 2

  • 9:00 am † Deceased members of the Mislang & Paraan families
  • 5:00 pm † Rosario Calandra

Sun. Nov 3

  • 9:00 am † Souls in Purgatory
  • 11:00 am The People of the Parish
  • 7:00 pm † Corradina Spataro

Mon. Nov 4

  • 9:00 am † Daphne & Mark Footman

Tues. Nov 5

  • 9:00 am † Paul Camilleri

Wed. Nov 6

  • 9:00 am † Souls in Purgatory

Thurs. Nov 7

  • 9:00 am † Simeon Maristances

Fri. Nov 8

  • 9:00 am
    • † Michael & Margaret Mullane
    • † Bayani Santos
    • † Leslie Peters
    • † Pedro Cejo
    • † Deceased members of the Cox family

Sat. Nov 9

  • 9:00 pm † Beatification of Frank Duff
  • 5:00 pm † Martha Benedict

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

Jesus does not wait for our invitation, but invites himself to be our guest. Zacchaeus, a tax collector (whose position made him a collaborator with the hated Romans and suspected of extortion) is so anxious to see Jesus that he forgets his dignity and climbs a tree. The crowd is surprised that Jesus should notice this short man, and impatient when the Lord hurries him down and invites himself to the rich man’s house. Zacchaeus is joyful, but the crowd is taken aback by this instantaneous conversion. The man proves his sincerity by pledging both charity and restitution in abundance. Jesus is delighted to bestow the blessing of salvation on a house where no one was expected to be saved. Lyrically, the first reading sings of the mercy and forgiveness of God, who loves everything he has made and holds in being. God want us to be saints whose glory is Christ, Paul writes. Why, then, become excited about miracles, apparitions, and false messages? Our faith must not be so superficial. We the Christian community should be the sign of Christ’s glory in the world.

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OFFICE NOTICE

The Parish Office will be closed on Friday November 8th.

It will resume regular hours on Monday, November 11th

ST. JOHN PAUL II

Do not be afraid. Do not be satisfied with mediocrity.
Put out into the deep and let down your nets for a catch.

CHRIST THE KING RALLY 2019

November 30th at 8:30 a.m.
The Toronto Pavilion, 190 Railside Road

I will be with you always, until the end of the ages

(Matt 28,20)

Presented by the Catholic Charismatic Renewal Council (CCRC) of the Archdiocese of Toronto. Join the celebration at the annual Christ the King Rally with unique programs for adults, youth and children!

$20 for adults; $5.00 for youth and children are free.

Praise and Worship by IV24, Rosary, Healing Procession, Confessions, Adoration and Holy Mass presided by His Eminence, Thomas Cardinal Collins.

Guest Speakers: Sister Hazel d’Souza & Fr. David Avila

Email Contact: ccrctorontoinfo@gmail.com

Phone Contact:

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

5th ANNUAL BENEFIT TO END ABUSE TO WOMEN AND GIRLS

Wednesday, November 6th at 6:00 p.m.
Lula Lounge, 1585 Dundas Street West

Catholic Family Services of Toronto Foundation presents the 5th concert for this important cause. We are excited to have musical entertainment from Enrico Galante and friends. Also this year we’re featuring Grammy and Juno award winning singer, Liberty Silver!

Last year was our best year ever for attendance and contributions—thanks to you! Lets make this year a record-breaker too!

Tickets: $45.00 in advance $50.00 at the door
Contact: Catholic Family Services
Phone: 416-921-1163

ST. MARTIN de PORRES

His life reflected God’s extraordinary gifts: ecstasies that lifted him into the air, light filling the room where he prayed, bi-location, miraculous knowledge, instantaneous cures and a remarkable rapport with animals. His charity extended to beasts of the field and even to the vermin of the kitchen.

RIGHT TO LIFE CHRISTMAS CARDS

These are available for purchase.
The cost is $10.00 per package of 10 (mixed design).
Contact Lucia for information at 416-283-3536

CHRISTMAS BAZAAR

Saturday, November 16 from 9:30 to 2:00 p.m.
Contact: Marla-416-209-8659 or Kim-416-26-6341

https://www.stjosephstoronto.org/annual-bazaar/

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

November 9th at 9:30 a.m.
St. Augustine’s Seminary, 2661 Kingston Road

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)

Contact #: 416-261-7207
Email: layspiritualformation@sastoronto.org

COMING SOON!

Knight’s of Columbus’ delicious pancake breakfast on Sunday November 24th.

Details to follow!

2019 BENEFIT DINNER FOR CHRISTIANS IN THE MIDDLE EAST

Saturday, November 9 at 7:00 to 9:30 p.m.
Toronto Grand Banquet Centre
30 Baywood Road, Etobicoke

Join Cardinal Thomas Collins and Archbishop Najeeb Michaeel, Chaldean Archbishop of Mosul and Akra for an inspiring evening of prayers, support and testimony about the plight of Christians in the Middle East.

For tickets and more information visit:
www.cmebbdinner2019.eventbrite.ca

ALTAR SERVERS

We wish to congratulate the following Altar Servers for receiving the Bishop’s Altar Servers medal in recognition of their dedication and commitment to their service for our parish.

  • Emmanuella Achebe
  • Reginald D’Cunha
  • Mushipu Dieudonne
  • Paul Dieudonne
  • Paul Kabambi
  • Erica Kouassi
  • Michael Santos
  • Breanna Stanislaus
  • Santo Tom
  • Catherine Walke

YOUTH MINISTRY CORNER

EDGE

Next EDGE Night Nov. 8th: Live Free

Youth in grade 6, 7 and 8, come and live free.

HS FOUNDATIONS

HS FOUNDATIONS is on Nov 3rd, 4:00 to 6:30 p.m.
Come Holy Spirit. Come high school students.  Includes free supper. Registration required.

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