December 1, 2019 First Sunday of Advent Year C
Masses for the Week
Sat. Nov 30
- 9:00 am † Hanorah Fitzgerald
- 5:00 pm † Leopold D’Souza
Sun. Dec 1
- 9:00 am † Giuseppe Cornacchia
- 11:00 am The People of the Parish
- 7:00 pm † Giovanni Ciardullo
Mon. Dec 2
- 9:00 am † Norma Billones
Tues. Dec 3
- 9:00 am † Michael&Margaret Mullane
Wed. Dec 4
- 9:00 am † Purification Coelho
Thurs. Dec 5
- 9:00 am † Paul Camilleri
Fri. Dec 6
- 9:00 am
- † Souls in Purgatory
- † Martin & Arnolta Raposo
- † Alfred & Matilda Hannah
- † George Chong
- † Visitacion Faldas
- 7:30 pm
- † Cecelia Menon
- † Pater Vaz
- † Derek Francis
- † Greg Low Wyld
- † Franca Lucente
Sat. Dec 7
- 9:00 pm † Mark & Daphne Footman
- 5:00 pm † Rosario Calandra
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.
St. Joseph's Church is Wheelchair Accessible; ramps are available at the North and South exits of the church
Advent is here. We begin our preparations for Christmas, joyful for God’s great gift of Christ the redeemer. We celebrate the beginning of the Christ-event, not simply as a past moment in history but for the future hope it gives us. Although Jeremiah’s prophecy alludes to Jesus’ historical coming, this first Sunday of Advent emphasizes another coming: the glorious arrival of Christ our Lord at the end of time. Luke’s gospel uses traditional imagery—so familiar to our modern world– to picture the end. Luke’s point is not the cosmic catastrophe itself but the people it overtakes. Some are not ready. Others, whose lives have been deeply human and filled with prayer, have nothing to fear and everything to look forward to. They can stand tall; Christ is coming to complete the liberation of the world from sin. On a more intimate note, St. Paul has a special prayer for his beloved converts: that their love for all humanity may be like his great love for them. May we grow in holiness together until that great Day.
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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.
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.
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”
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 teaching St. Joseph’s Parish Hall, Tuesday 7:00 to 9:00 p.m.
They shall beat their swords into plowshares and their spears into pruning hooks.”
If God is calling you to ministerial service, contact Fr. Chris Lemieux, Vocation Director, Archdiocese of Toronto at 416-968-0997
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
ADVENT RETREAT: REFLECTIONS ON THE BLESSED TRINITY
December 14th at 9:30 a.m.
St. Augustine’s Seminary
2661 Kingston Road
Fr. Charles Anang will explore the profound depths of the Christian’s identity and sublime destiny. Through baptism, he has become the temple of the indwelling Holy Spirit, so as to share in Christ’s sonship of the Father. The new child of the Father is to become a new Christ: “We are no longer two people, Jesus and I; we are just one: Jesus alone”(Blessed Dina Belanger). This reflection offers an opportunity to deepen our relationship with the Father, Son and Holy Spirit. Holy Mass at St. Augustine’s venerable chapel is included with registration.
Feel free to invite friends and family to join us on this day.
Cost: $50 (including lunch) Contact: 416-261-7207
YOUTH MINISTRY CORNER
This will be presented Christmas Eve 4:20-4:45 p.m. All children between 3 and 13 years of age are invited to participate.
- First rehearsal: Sat. Dec. 14, 10:00 to 11:30 a.m.
- Second Rehearsal: Sat. Dec. 21, 10:00 to 11:30 a.m.
Questions? Call Angie: 647-242-8429