January 19, 2020 Second Sunday in Ordinary Time Year A

Masses for the Week

Sat. Jan 18

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

Sun. Jan 19

  • 9:00 pm † Deceased members of the Robbins & Philips Family
  • 11:00 am The People of the Parish
  • 7:00 pm † Nicola Pasquale

Mon. Jan 20

  • 9:00 am † Antonietta Mirabella

Tues. Jan 21

  • 9:00 am † Quiteria Vaz

Wed Jan 22

  • 9:00 am † Mercy Ranchigoda

Thurs. Jan 23

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

Fri. Jan 24

  • 9:00 am
    • Intention of Carol & Hao  Vu
    • † Michael&Margaret Mullane
    • † Tony Fernandes
    • † Jacinto Vaz
    • † Mario Villacorta

Sat. Jan 25

  • 9:00 pm † Martin D’Souza
  • 5:00 pm † Ivy Therese Meharchand

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

What does it mean to be called by God? Today’s scripture readings put before us several of God’s witnesses and explain our own vocation as Christians. John the Baptist did not recognize Jesus until God revealed him; then he witnesses to him as lamb of God who redeems from sin, the Spirit-filled person, God’s chosen one. Isaiah speaks of a servant (or a small remnant of Israelites who remained faithful to God), called from birth to lead back God’s chosen people and all nations. Christians have understood this to be a prophecy about Jesus, whose life perfectly glorifies the Father. Paul insists that he is called to preach the Good news (apostle means ‘one who is sent’). But St. Paul is not the only holy chosen one; the Christians of Corinth also are called to be God’s holy people, members of the community of saints for whom Jesus is Lord. God calls each of us to holiness. The psalm suggests what our response should be: praise, listening to God, witnessing, as did Jesus, the perfect servant of God’s will.

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BIBLE STUDY

All are welcome at the weekly Matthew Bible Study for DVD teachings.

Please see our website or posters for info

TORONTO SERRA CLUBS

St. Paul tells us that we have been sanctified in Christ Jesus and called to be a holy people. Could it be that you or someone in your family is being called to be a priest, deacon, brother or sister?

Contact Fr. Chris Lemieux,
Vocation Director,

416-968-0997 or vocations@archtoronto.org

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

January 25 at 9:30 a.m.
St. Augustine’s Seminary, 2661 Kingston Road

Presenter: Fr. John-Mark Missio. Musical gems from antiquity to the present day have much to tell us about the Chruch’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. Holy Mass at St. Augustine’s venerable chapel is included.

Cost: $50.00 including lunch
Phone: 416-261-7207

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

PASTA AND BINGO NIGHT

St. Joseph’s Knights of Columbus
February 15th at 6:30 to 10:30 p.m.

Come join the fun with friends and family to blow those winter blues away at our Pasta and Bingo Night

  • Pasta with one Bingo Card is $10.00
  • Pasta only is $5.00

ECUMENICAL PRAYER SERVICE WEEK OF PRAYER CHRISTIAN UNITY

Jan. 26th at 7:00 p.m. Yorkminster Park Baptist Church
1585 Yonge Street

His Eminence Cardinal Thomas Collins will be reflecting on the Word of God with other Christian leaders.

Email: ecumenical@archtoronto.org
Phone: 416-934-340 ext. 527

A NOTE OF GRATITUDE TO MRS. CHRISTINE DOMINGO

Our Parish Office Administrator, Mrs. Christine Domingo has retired from her work in the Parish.

We remain ever grateful to her for her many years of joyful and conscientious service. We will keep her in our prayers for God’s abundant blessings as she enjoys her retirement years with her family and friends.

PRAYERS FOR SOON TO BE ORDAINED PRIESTS

The Catholic Women’s League invite all parishioners to contribute towards “Prayer Pledges” for seven men who will soon be ordained to the Priesthood this May 2020.

This annual collection of Prayers, Adorations, Rosaries, etc…will be presented at the Annual Ordinandi Dinner on March 3rd. At this dinner, Cardinal Collins recognizes these men’s unique call to the Priesthood at which time they share their stories of their faith journey.Members of the CWL will be available after all masses on the weekend of January 25th. We will be at each of the exits for your contributions.

The CWL would like to thanks you in advance for your generous prayers to create the spiritual bouquet. Your support is appreciated as these men begin their vocation to the Priesthood.

(please note this is not a request a monetary collection)

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 Okonkwo at 416-934-0606 ext. 523
Email: formation@archtoronto.org

YOUTH MINISTRY CORNER

EDGE

EDGE

Next EDGE Night Jan.24: SURPRISE!

HS FOUNDATIONS

HS FOUNDATIONS

All high school and post secondary students and recent graduates of our parish ARE INVITED to join the RETREAT on Saturday February 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