January 12, 2020 Baptism of the Lord Year A

Masses for the Week

Sat. Jan 11

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

Sun. Jan 12

  • 9:00 pm Intention of the Newell Family
  • 11:00 am The People of the Parish
  • 7:00 pm † Evangelia  Papadimitropoulos

Mon. Jan 13

  • 9:00 am † Ricky D’Antimo

Tues. Jan 14

  • 9:00 am Intention of Gabrielle Laberinto

Wed Jan 15

  • 9:00 am Intention of Wuellie Ho’s Family

Thurs. Jan 16

  • 9:00 am † Geny Toribio

Fri. Jan 17

  • 9:00 am
    • Intention of Eligio Lopez
    • † Michael&Margaret Mullane
    • † Stephanie Kiel
    • † Althea Mapp-Smith
    • † Eligio Lopez

Sat. Jan 18

  • 9:00 pm † Joseph Long
  • 5:00 pm Thanksgiving Mass

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

The Eastern Church has always considered Jesus’ baptism to be his first manifestation (epiphany) to the world. As Jesus leaves the water of the Jordan river, the Father claims him as dearly beloved Son and the Spirit rest upon him. Jesus is called to begin his work of reclaiming the world for God. The opening verses of today’s Old Testament reading, a Servant song, foreshadow God’s acknowledgment of his Son at the baptism and describe the work of that servant: to effect justice, share vision, and liberate everyone. Jesus’ ministry fulfills Isaiah’s prophecy as he liberates from social evils and, through the cross, from sin itself. He is able to do this, Peter reminds us in his homily in Acts, because he is filled with the power of the Holy Spirit. God acts through him to restore the world to justice and peace. The psalm evokes that time when God’s glory will be fully manifested. Jesus’ work will be complete when human liberation is the outward sign of our state as God’s children, his chosen ones who delight him.

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WEEK OF PRAYER FOR CHRISTIAN UNITY 2020

Sunday, January 26, 2020 at 7:00 p.m.
Yorkminster Park Baptist Church
1585 Yonge Street, Toronto

Theme: “They showed us unusual kindness” (cf.Acts28:2)

Come and join us in an Ecumenical Prayer Service led by  Christian Church Leaders in the GTA.

His Eminence Cardinal Collins Archbishop of Toronto will be reflecting on the Word of God

Refreshments to follow

For further information please contact: The Ecumenical and Interfaith Affairs Office at

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 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.

COURAGE & ENCOURAGE

Do you or does a loved one experience same-sex attraction? Courage & EnCourage provide spiritual support and pastoral guidance in full accordance with authentic Catholic teaching on homosexuality and chastity. For more information on our meetings and events, see contact info below.

EnCourage: Spiritual support for family and friends of those who experience same-sex attraction; faithful to Church teaching on chastity.

Chaplin: Fr. Eric Rodrigues Phone: 416-928-5094
Email: encouragetoronto@yahoo.com

Courage: Spiritual support for adults who experience same-sex attraction and who desire to develop a life of interior chastity in union with Christ.
Chaplin: Fr. Kevin Belgrave Phone: 416-928-5094
Email: couragetoronto@yahoo.ca

*All inquiries are kept confidential.*

2020 LIVE CHRIST SHARE CHRIST

T.C.D.S.B. KINDERGARTEN REGISTRATION

The online registration application, SOAR for September 2020 will not open until 10:00 a.m. on January 15, 2020.
You can visit soar.tcdsb.org to find out more information on what documents are required for registration Or visit your local Catholic school on Jan. 15th.

All children born in 2016 are eligible to attend Kindergarten

ST. VINCENT de PAUL SOCIETY

This year our Christmas appeal was once again a great success! 99 families were visited and received support due to your very generous donations. As well, 59 families were able to attend the Knights of Columbus Christmas party. We are very grateful for all of your help and the teamwork!

Together we can do it!

POPE FRANCIS TWITTER

Worship means concentrating on what is essential: ridding ourselves of useless things and addictions that anesthetize the heart and confound the mind.

January 6, 2020

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

On Jan.10th, EDGErs learned that names in the Bible have meanings and that our name is important to God! We show God love when we speak the name of God, Jesus Holy Spirit and Mary with gentleness and respect.

HS FOUNDATIONS

HS FOUNDATIONS

Seeking all high school and post secondary students, and recent graduates of our parish: COME join our RETREAT on Feb.1st from 8:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Lunch will be provided.

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