December 29, 2019 The Holy Family of Jesus, Mary and Joseph Year A

Masses for the Week

Sat. Dec 28

  • 9:00 am † Michael&Margaret Mullane
  • 5:00 pm † Pascalia Rodrigues

Sun. Dec 29

  • 9:00 pm † Kitty Paes
  • 11:00 am The People of the Parish
  • 7:00 pm † Giovanni & Aquilina Vacca

Mon. Dec 30

  • 9:00 am Intention of Mario & Maria Simao

Tues. Dec 31

  • 9:00 am † Joyce D’Souza

Wed Jan 1

  • 9:00 am † Deceased members of the Di Nova Family

Thurs. Jan 2

  • 9:00 am † Mary Lynde

Fri. Jan 3

  • 9:00 am
    • † Michael&Margaret Mullane
    • † Simeon Maristanes
    • † Martin & Arnolta Raposo
    • † Alfred & Matilda Hannah
    • † Mary & Grace Karunanayake
  • 7:30 pm
    • † Naseem (Jimmy) Shiekh
    • † Souls in Purgatory
    • † John Roderigues
    • † Christine Leskovec
    • † Mary Sequeira
    • † Jacinto Vaz

Sat. Jan 4

  • 9:00 pm † Daphne & Mark Footman
  • 5:00 pm † Purification Coelho

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

Every year Christmas unites the weary and warring human family for a few days of rejoicing. Each year we are surprised anew at the richness of God’s gift to us of Christ. From contemplating this gift we learn the meaning of self-giving love. Today’s Mass centres on our human school of love, the family. Sirach comments on the fourth commandment, to honour one’s parents. The last verses of Colossians draw on a pre-Christian household code, but its first two sections are remarkable within a patriarchal culture for their fully Christian values: relationships are based on mutual love and forgiveness rather than subordination. With such love God sent his Son. The gospel readings remind us that the Holy Family was not spared the pain, separation, and need for trust experienced by those who love. Our suffering can be transformed by imitating Christ’s love—a love which he learned from his parents. The miracle of Christmas assures us that God boundlessly enriches our everyday lives when lived with love.

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BIBLE STUDY

New Bible Study for 2020!

Matthew – The King and His Kingdom
24 Sessions, January 7 to June 23, 2020

Weekly Small Group discussions and DVD teaching
Taking place in the Parish’s Hall on Tuesdays,  7:00 to 9:00 p.m.

Please contact Pat Wilson for information and to register

Contact Info: pwils435@gmail.com or 416-997-8303

ST. JOSEPH’S 2019 CHRISTMAS AND NEW YEAR’S SCHEDULE

OFFICE HOLIDAY SCHEDULE

  • Tuesday December 24th
    • 9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday December 25th
    • Closed
  • Thursday December 26th
    • Closed
  • Tuesday December 31st
    • 9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
  • Tuesday January 1st
    • Closed

THE IMPORTANCE OF THE WORD OF GOD

January 14 at 7:00 p.m.
Blessed Trinity Parish Hall, 3220 Bayview Avenue

This coming year Pope Francis will inaugurate “Word of God Sunday” - the third Sunday of Ordinary Time.

This will be a time to focus on and celebrate the Sacred Scriptures. Accordingly, our own Cardinal Collins will be speaking about the importance of the Word of God, the Bible in the life and ministry of the believer. Cardinal Collins has his PhD in Sacred Scripture, and notably, in the Book of
Revelation. As well, he regularly broadcasts Lectio Divina sessions on the Bible. His engaging style and love for Jesus and the Church will be most evident as he shares with us his thoughtful insights on the central place the Bible has for Catholics today.

Contact: Fellowship of St. Joseph of the Association for Hebrew Catholics: ahctoronto@gmail.com

SERRA'S "VOCATIONAL SEEDS"

"See, I am sending my messenger ahead of you, who will prepare your way before you."

Are you one to be sent? I God  is calling you to be a priest, deacon, brother or sister, contact  Fr. Chris Lemieux, Vocation Director at the
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

CELEBRATION OF MARRIAGE MASS

February 9th 2020
St. Isaac Jogues Parish, 1148 Finch Ave., Pickering

As part of Marriage Sunday 2020 celebrations, Cardinal Thomas Collins will preside at a special Mass to honour married couples in the Archdiocese of Toronto. All married couples are welcome come and will have an opportunity to renew their wedding vows. A special blessing will be given to couples celebrating milestone wedding anniversaries (25th, 40th, 50th or 60+) in 2020 and group photos will take place after the Mass. A reception to follow after Mass as well.

Please note that everyone wishing to attend is required to register due to space limitations. Early registration is highly encouraged to avoid disappointment as we anticipate a high demand. Reserved seating will be available only for couples celebrating their milestone
wedding anniversaries, mentioned above. Non-reserved seating will be provided on a first-come first-served basis to all other married couples, family members, friends and others attending the Mass. (doors open at 2:00 p.m.)

Contact: Ella Okankwo at 416-934-0606 ext. 523
Email: formation@archtoronto.org

THANK YOU!

To all who participated and witnessed the Nativity Play on December 24th.

What a beautiful Christmas gift to God!

YOUTH MINISTRY CORNER

EDGE

EDGE

Next EDGE Night is on January 10th: Be NAMED!
For youth in grade 6, 7 and 8; registration is still open.

HS FOUNDATIONS

HS FOUNDATIONS

Next meeting is on January 5th 4:00 to 6:30 p.m.
Come Holy Spirt. Come high school students.
Includes free supper. Registration is also free.

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