January 5, 2020 Epiphany of the Lord Year A

Masses for the Week

Sat. Jan 4

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

Sun. Jan 5

  • 9:00 pm Intention of the Robbins Family
  • 11:00 am The People of the Parish
  • 7:00 pm † Victor Giordano

Mon. Jan 6

  • 9:00 am † Souls in Purgatory

Tues. Jan 7

  • 9:00 am † Guiseppe Riggi

Wed Jan 8

  • 9:00 am † Michael & Margaret Mullane

Thurs. Jan 9

  • 9:00 am Intention of Theresa Ho

Fri. Jan 10

  • 9:00 am
    • Intention of Alicia Santos Intention of Luzminda Maristanes
    • † Walter Gaush
    • † Deceased members of the Torrano Family
    • † Sr. Ruth-Marie Curry, OSU

Sat. Jan 11

  • 9:00 pm † Elaine Di Nova
  • 5:00 pm † Bart Coenen

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

Today’s feast, older than Christmas, marks the showing (epiphany) of Jesus to the world. Once revelation had been limited to the chosen people of Israel; now it extends to all nations. In the persons of the wise men the world comes bearing gifts to worship its King. The magi responded to signs, even to that most surprising sign of God’s presence in the world, a little child cared for by its mother. God manifests who he is in weakness and simplicity rather than in power. The psalm brings to mind Jesus’ ministry to the needy; one day all humankind will worship and serve him as God’s Son. Isaiah speaks of the presence of God as a great light rising over the city of Jerusalem, drawing peoples from all over the earth out of their darkness. God’s presence makes his people radiant, and praise to him wells up spontaneously. God’s revelation of himself to the world is the great mystery of which Ephesians speaks; all of us without exception are called to be members of Christ’s body and radiant signs of his glory.

(Sunday Mass Book)

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

U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, Stewardship: A Disciples’s Response 2002

We celebrate the visit of the foreign Magi which represents all the nations coming to know Christ. Even 2000 years later, Christ still desires to make Himself known to the ends of the earth and we as stewards have the great privilege of helping in this important mission. We cannot keep the gift of the Gospel for ourselves, but we must use our God-given time and talents to go out into the world and proclaim it to others.

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

FORMED IS HERE FOR YOU!

FORMED IS HERE FOR YOU!

FORMED is a subscription-based website that can be compared to Netflix for Catholics and even better!

Now the best Catholic study programs, movies, audio presentations and eBooks are available from the most trusted apostolates and are just a click away. St. Joseph’s subscribes and this resource is available to parishioners free of charge.

Visit the parish FORMED.ORG page for more information on what it is and how to request the required access code to unlock all the content in FORMED.

FORMED IS HERE FOR YOU!

FORMED is a subscription-based website that can be compared to Netflix for Catholics and even better!

Now the best Catholic study programs, movies, audio presentations and eBooks are available from the most trusted apostolates and are just a click away. St. Joseph’s subscribes and this resource is available to parishioners free of charge.

Visit the parish FORMED.ORG page for more information on what it is and how to request the required access code to unlock all the content in FORMED.

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

A HISTORY OF SACRED MUSIC: THE STORY OF THE LITURGY AS TOLD BY ITS MUSIC

January 25 at 9:30 p.m.
St. Augustine’s Seminary

Presenter: Fr. John-Mark Missio. Musical gems from antiquity to the present day have much to tell us about the Church’s worship across the centuries. This seminar is an opportunity to listen to the music of different ages, with a brief commentary on each historical period. The overview provides some interesting insights into the use of music in Catholic worship.

Enrolment is limited, pre-registration is required.
Cost: $50.00 including lunch

Contact: 416-261-7207

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

AN EVENING AT THE SEMINARY

January 27 at 4:45 p.m.
St. Augustine’s Seminary, 2661 Kingston Road

Have you considered becoming a priest? Spending an evening at the seminary offers a glimpse into the place where priestly formation begins.

Contact: Office of Vocations at 416-968-0997

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