November 24, 2019 Christ the King Year C

Masses for the Week

Sat. Nov 23

  • 9:00 am Intention of Celina & TonyZagrai
  • 5:00 pm † Zacharias Pinto

Sun. Nov 24

  • 9:00 am † Benito Barbieri
  • 11:00 am The People of the Parish
  • 7:00 pm † Saverimuttu Asirvatham

Mon. Nov 25

  • 9:00 am Intention of Kathleen Mills-Reece

Tues. Nov 26

  • 9:00 am † Intention of the Tellis & Miranda families

Wed. Nov 27

  • 9:00 am † Deceased members of the Kufer Family

Thurs. Nov 28

  • 9:00 am † Deceased members of the Hahn Family

Fri. Nov 29

  • 9:00 am
    • Intention of Andrew Fan
    • Intention of the Sweeny Family
    • † Michael&Margaret Mullane
    • † Gerardo Laberinto
    • † Living and deceased Priests

Sat. Nov 30

  • 9:00 pm Intention of Celina & Tony Zagrai
  • 5:00 pm † Leopold 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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REFLECTION

Our king was counted among criminals and crucified! He refused to save himself, nor did he remove his fellow sufferers from their crosses of pain. By embracing human powerlessness, Jesus saved all who acknowledge him as Lord. Like the good thief, we who now share in Jesus’ suffering will also share his glory. But do we disciples willingly accept for the Church that role which Jesus chose for himself? Or do we want the Church to have the world’s power and prestige? Such a triumphant community has nothing in common with its crucified Lord. Descendant of king David whom we meet in today’s first reading, Christ is the shepherd-king who leads his people in truth not in triumph. The Colossians hymn tells us that Jesus, first in creation, is first in redemption through his reconciling death. Is reconciliation our priority as we follow Christ our king? What God plans for Christ’s disciples far surpasses worldly prestige, just as the title given Christ in mockery cannot describe his present glory.

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SOCIETY OF ST. VINCENT de PAUL Our 2019 Christmas Appeal

We are beginning our annual Christmas Appeal.Through your generous support, our neighbours in need will have a blessed and joyful Christmas.If you or your workplace would like to sponsor a family, please give us a call for details on a family.Please try to contact us before December 1st, which is the date that we aim to have our Christmas list completed.

Your donation and other donations are combined to buy gift cards from No-Frills and Wal-Mart to match the needs of the eligible families.Early donations are greatly appreciated.Income Tax receipts are provided for all donations received and they will be mailed out in late January.Store receipts are required for donated gift baskets but not required for gift cards.

If you know of any family in the Parish who could use some help this Christmas or for further information, please contact us at 416-282-0370 ext. 217.

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

ST. JOSEPH’S CHRISTMAS BELLS

Family Christmas party on  Saturday December 14th at 6:00 to 9:00 p.m.  in the Church Hall.

Food, caroling, face painting, Ugly Christmas sweater  contest, Arts & Crafts, Entertainment.
AND……..
A visit from Santa Claus!

Get your family photo taken with Old Saint Nick!

Fun for the whole family!

ADVENT PARISH RETREAT

Here at our Church Hall On Saturday, December 7th, 9:30 p.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Pray, Sing, Hear, Contemplate

Deacon Andy Kemp and Fr. Deniel Sehlapelo explain “Advent: The Return to God”

BIBLE STUDY

New Bible Study for 2020!

If you are interested in registering for the 2020 Bible Study—Matthew—the King and His Kingdom. 24 Sessions, January 7 to June 23, 2020.Weekly Small Group discussion and DVD teachingSt. Joseph’s Parish Hall, Tuesday 7:00 to 9:00 p.m.Please come to the Narthex after Mass on the weekend of November 30th, December 1st with questions and signing up.

NOTE OF APPRECIATION

The CWL of St. Joseph’s Parish would like to thank the Knights of Columbus, the St. Joseph’s 50+ club, our Parish Community, Ministries, our families and the many friends for their help, contributions, dedication and for coming out to celebrate the day with us year after year. To the many CWL sisters in the League who gave your talents, time and worked tirelessly for the success of the 2019 Annual Bazaar—Thank you! The weather was perfect and food was delicious, great vendors and everyone had a wonderful time. It’s because of your generosity and hard work that we are able to serve and support our Parish and the many charities who depend on our financial assistance.

Thank you again and God Bless.

FAMILY NEW YEAR’S EVE CELEBRATION WITH GOD

December 31st at 6:30 to 11:00 p.m.

This is a family friendly, potlock, alcohol free event
Tickets are $5.00 and children under  5 years of age are free.

  • 7:00 p.m. the Potluck begins followed by fun games
  • 9:00 p.m. Rosary
  • 9:30 p.m. Early Countdown

And after that until 11:00 p.m. DANCING!

Dance Like David (1 Sam 6:3,5)

Net proceeds will benefit our Youth Ministry

*Children in grade 8 and under must be accompanied by a parent

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

MOVIE NIGHT

Wednesday, November 27 from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m.

CWL is screening “Fatal Flaws

Contact: Marla-416-209-8659 or Kim-416-206-6341

BOOK OF REMEMBRANCE MASS

There will be a Mass on Friday, November 29th at 7:30 p.m. dedicated to the souls listed in the Book of Remembrance.

YOUTH MINISTRY CORNER

EDGE

On Nov 22, EDGErs experienced that God’s 1st  Commandment calls us to love and turn to Him  who has chosen us.

Youth in Grade 6, 7 and 8 come and BE free

HS FOUNDATIONS

Next meeting is on Dec. 1st at 4:00 to 6:30 p.m.
Come Holy Spirit. Come high school students.

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