February 2, 2020 Presentation of the Lord Year A

Masses for the Week

Sat. Feb 1

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

Sun. Feb 2

  • 9:00 pm † Ida Rebello
  • 11:00 am People of the Parish
  • 7:00 pm † Daphne Footman

Mon. Feb 3

  • 9:00 am † Souls in Purgatory

Tues. Feb 4

  • 9:00 am Intention of Mario & Maria Simao

Wed Feb 5

  • 9:00 am † Susana San Juan

Thurs. Feb 6

  • 9:00 am † Souls in Purgatory

Fri. Feb 7

  • 9:00 am
    • † Eugenio Caruso
    • † Martin & Arnolta Raposo
    • † Alfred & Matilda Hannah
    • † Naseem (Jimmy) Shiekh
    • † Jovito Iglesia
  • 7:30 pm
    • Intention of Maelyn Bondoc
    • Intention of Lillian Murrell
    • † Michael&Margaret Mullane
    • † Aidan Redmond
    • † Nicanor & Lourdes Giocada

Sat. Feb 8

  • 9:00 pm † Aidan Redmond
  • 5:00 pm † Maria & Bruno Rizzuto

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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BIBLE STUDY

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

Please see our website or posters for info

SHARELIFE

Parishioners who participate in our parish’s Pre-Authorized Giving Program (PAG) will soon receive a letter from ShareLife. If you are not currently making your ShareLife gift via PAG, you are encouraged to sign up. And, if you already use PAG for ShareLife, please consider increasing your gift to help those who rely on your generous support.

SPIRITUS VIA YOUNG ADULT MINISTRY (Ages 19-35) TRUE LOVE VS. COUNTERFEIT LOVE IN A DIGITAL AGE

Join us as we hear a talk by Re:gen missionaries on what love is how we can be modest, equipped, and finished women and men in today’s world on Wednesday, February 5th at St. Rose of Lima Parish, 3216 Lawrence Avenue East, Scarborough. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.

See you there! Bring a friend!

For more information or to get involved please contact Amando Onilla, Eastern Region Young Adult Minister, at spiritusvia@ocytoronto.org or 416-599-7676

STEWARDSHIP

Labouring for the Steward’s Great Reward

After labouring in the temple for his entire life, Simeon was rewarded with the gift of beholding Christ with his own eyes. The reward of Simeon is the reward awaiting all of Christ’s faithful stewards. So when the commitment to our life of stewardship becomes difficult and we’re tempted to despair, let us remember the reward that awaits us of beholding Him with utter joy and peace in Heaven.

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

NEW BEGINNINGS

St. Bernadette’s, 21 Bayly Street East
Start Date: Monday, March 9 7:00 to 9:00 p.m.

“Behold, I make all things new.” Rev. 21:5

If you are struggling...you don’t have to do this alone. New Beginnings is a ministry dedicated to assisting those who have suffered a loss through separation and divorce. Together, we explore our grief, experience healing and renew our faith.

For more information and to register please contact:
Arcangelo Limanni, Program Promoter
416-921-1163 ext. 2225 or alimanni@cfstoronto.com

YOUNG DISCIPLES RETREAT

March 7th at 2:30 p.m.
St. Edward the Confessor Parish, 75 Churchill Avenue

The Office of Vocations invite male and female young disciples aged 12-17, especially those engaged in parish service, to attend a full day retreat themed “Love in Service”. This free retreat includes reflection talks, recreational activities, Mass and lunch. We ask those interested to register at their parish office.

Contact: Office of Vocations
Phone: 416-968-0997
Email: vocations@archtoronto.org

FRIARS’ STUDENT WRITING CONTEST 2020

Win great Prizes!

Students are invited to write a 500 word essay on the them for the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity, celebrated from January 18-25. The theme is: “They showed us unusual kindness” (cf.Acts 28:2).

Hospitality should be a hallmark of every Christian. How can Catholics and Christians of all denominations collaborate to be examples of Christ’s love and extend the same kindness to people in need that St. Paul encountered in Malta?

Submit your entries by February 17 to editor@catholicregister.org or by Canada Post to
The Catholic Register, 1155 Yonge St. Suite 410,
Toronto, ON., M4T 1W2

Please include your full name, email address, phone number and the name of your school on the front page of your essay.

For further information call 416-934-3400 ext. 344/527 or 1-855-441-4077

  • First Prize: Asus Vivo Book Laptop
  • Second Prize: Samsung A50 (Phone)
  • Third Prize: Marley No Bound Speaker

THE GRACE OF ACCOMPANIMENT: FAITH AND MENTAL HEALTH

February 8th at 9:30 a.m
Blessed Trinity Parish Hall, 3220 Bayview Avenue

The CWL of Blessed Trinity Parish present: Rev. Stephan Kappler, PsyD, President and Chief Psychologist, Southdown Institute. An invitation to
accompany each other with kindness and compassion. Fr. Stephen will speak on “The Grace of Accompaniment.” He will touch on the ministry that is provided at Southdown and invite listeners to think through the invitation we all have to accompany each other with kindness and compassion. Fr. Stephen will expand his talk to include how faith and mental health issues are connected. Free-will offering. All welcome.

Contact: Kay Booker: 416-357-5378 Email: kaymax@sympatico.ca

STEWARDSHIP: HEEDING THE CALL OF CHRIST

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.

YOUTH MINISTRY CORNER

Please support our Youth Ministry fundraiser Feb. 8th to Feb. 23rd, to help lower the costs of our programs. Just pick an envelope in the display at the entrances and place it in the collection basket the following week or drop it off at our office. Thank you for also supporting us
with your prayers.

THANK YOU to the Knights of Columbus for the opportunity to serve together on Friday January 31st at OUT OF THE COLD.

THANK YOU to the Prayer Group for the opportunity to lead, pray, praise and worship together on January 30thFoundations RETREAT on Feb 1st, may Christ abide in you, and you in Him. (John 15:4)

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