January 26, 2020 Third Sunday in Ordinary Time Year A

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Masses for the Week

Sat. Jan 25

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

Sun. Jan 26

  • 9:00 pm † Horace Bruno Peters
  • 11:00 am People of the Parish
  • 7:00 pm † Victor Giordano

Mon. Jan 27

  • 9:00 am Intention of Mario & Maria Simoa

Tues. Jan 28

  • 9:00 am † Elizabeth Barrera

Wed Jan 29

  • 9:00 am † Michael & Margaret Mullane

Thurs. Jan 30

  • 9:00 am † Paul Hoa Tran & Hao Phuong Phu

Fri. Jan 31

  • 9:00 am
    • Intention of Khue Diep Nguyen
    • Intention of Denis Gracias
    • † Celine Pinto
    • † Jacinto Vaz
    • † Peter English

Sat. Feb 1

  • 9:00 pm † Jacinto Vaz
  • 5:00 pm † Elizabeth Barrera

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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St. Joseph’s Church is Wheelchair Accessible; ramps are available at the North and South exits of the church

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From the start of his ministry, Jesus provokes dynamic movement. He goes beyond John the Baptist’s cry for conversion of heart when he invites people in the midst of their work to leave everything and follow him. The first four disciples, simples fishermen, do so without hesitation. They in turn will seek other followers for Christ. The cures Jesus works accompany the Good News as signs that the kingdom of God has some. Matthew presents Jesus’ ministry in Galilee as the fulfillment of Isaiah’s prophecy, for whom the presence of God means happiness and the liberation of a conquered people. If Christ fulfills God’s promise, his followers have no reason to take sides behind other leaders. All who acknowledge Jesus as Lord are united in him, Paul reminds us: they must not continue in serious quarrels. With the psalmist we can pray to be steadfast followers of the Lord, placing all our hope in him. Those who accept the invitation to be disciples live under God’s rule and in the light of the Good News.

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

Please see our website or posters for info


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


February 2nd at 3:00 p.m.
St. Paul’s Basilica, 83 Power Street

The Church will celebrate the World Day for ConsecratedLife on Sunday, February 2nd, 2020. All are welcome to come to a special Mass to celebrate with and pray for the consecrate men and women who are a vital part of the life and ministry of the Church
in our archdiocese.

We pray for all those who have made commitments to the consecrated life and thank them on their special day. May they continue to be inspired by Jesus Christ and respond generously to God’s gift of their vocation.

Contact: northern.region@archtoronto.org


March 13-15th 2020
St. Augustine’s Seminary
2661 Kingston Road

Inviting single Catholic men 17 years and older, to cultivate a deeper prayer life and relationship with Jesus Christ; leading to a better discernment of God’s call for their lives. Time for prayer, reflection and information on the process of becoming one of Christ’s disciples as a
Catholic priest.

Please register online at www.vocationstoronto.ca

For more information, please contact the Office of Vocations at 416-968-0997 or email vocations@archtoronto.org

Please note: Registrants 17 years old will require parental consent.


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


Just as He called His apostles, Jesus says to us, “come follow me.” Jesus calls us to accept the mission of being true stewards of Christ for His glory and the good of the Church. Let us imitate the apostles and follow the call of Christ immediately, being resolved to commit to a
stewardship way of life for our parishes.


Sunday, February 2nd

After the 9:00 and 11:00 a.m. Masses in the Church hall
Don’t just rush home—Stay a while!

All are welcome and everything is free
Organized by St. Joseph’s Social Committee


February 1 at 1:30 p.m.
3220 Bayview Avenue

Almost five years after Pope Francis’ 2015 encyclical, Laudato Si, called on us all to care for our common planetary home, the ecological signs of the times have grown more urgent. How can we live hopefully today?

Karen Van Loon will explore what is happening to the world we share, how the Church is responding and what are collaborative ways for people of faith to protect and care for our common home. All are welcome!

Contact Kay Brooker: 416-357-5378/ Maria Luz Manalo: 416-459-9586 Email: kaymax@sympatico.ca




Youth Ministry will join the Prayer Group on Thursday, Jan. 30th at 7:30 to 9:00 p.m.
All parishioners are welcome. On Friday Jan. 31st EDGE Families and our Knights of Columbus will serve the homeless at an OUT of the COLD facility.



February 1st RETREAT for all high school and post secondary student, and recent graduates of our parish:

YOU ARE INVITED to join the H.S. Foundations Retreat from 8:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Lunch will be provided. Registration is free, but required.

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