March 1, 2020 1st Sunday of Lent Year A
Masses for the Week
Sat. Feb 29
- 9:00 am † Aidan Redmond
- 5:00 pm † Lindolth Johnson
Sun. Mar 1
- 9:00 pm † Lynn Dias
- 11:00 am People of the Parish
- 7:00 pm † Thomas Whyte
Mon. Mar 2
- 9:00 am Intention of Mario & Maria Simao
Tues. Mar 3
- 9:00 am † Boy Uy
Wed. Mar 4
- 9:00 am† Karola Deschl
Thurs. Mar 5
- 9:00 am † Joseph Coelho
Fri. Mar 6
- 9:00 am
- Intention of Transfiguration Langoyan
- † Michael&Margaret Mullane
- † Martin & Arnolta Raposo
- † Alfred & Matilda Hannah
- † Naseem (Jimmy) Shiekh
- 7:30 pm Intention of Ben & Clementina
- † Ron Shields
- † Deceased members of Suico Family
- † Deceased members of Arca Family
- † Louis Santiago
Sat. Mar 7
- 9:00 pm † Patrick Boyle
- 5:00 pm † Nick Giocada
New to the Parish? Welcome!
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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.
St. Joseph's Church is Wheelchair Accessible; ramps are available at the North and South exits of the church
On this first Sunday of Lent we consider the human experience of temptation and sin through literary forms heavily conditioned by ancient Jewish culture. The story of man and woman in the garden is contrasted with the temptations of Jesus in the desert—described in symbolic language—and the relationship between sinner and saviour, Adam and Christ. Jesus, who was fasting as a sign of total dependence upon God, refused to rely on material things, count on miracles, or take the royal road to success. Our first parents relied on themselves; they refused responsibility for their sin and blamed someone else. But, St. Paul tells us, Jesus took the sin of all on his innocent shoulders. He experienced human weakness and yet remained fully open to God’s call. In his own body he reconciled us, making it possible to say no to temptations of materialism in lifestyle, showy rather than simple faith, domination of others. God can change our human failure into victory, just as he raised Jesus to lordship at Easter!
2020 DONATION ENVELOPES
Are available for pick up from the office.
Our hours are Monday to Friday, 9:00 to 5:00 p.m. We close for lunch at 12:30 to 1:30 p.m.
As we begin this great season of Lent it is important to take some time to reflect on how we plan to best spend this time to grow as stewards of Christ. It is important that if we are going to give something up, we should strive to replace it with something good as well. Let us strive to fast from anything that prevents us from being good stewards and feast on those practices that strengthens us.
COME & SEE WEEKEND
Friday, March 13, 7:00 p.m. to
Sunday, March 15 1:30 p.m.
St. Augustine’s Seminary, Scarborough
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.
Register online at www.vocationstoronto.ca. Registrants 17 years old require parental consent.
2020 LIFT JESUS HIGHER RALLY
March 7th at 9:00 a.m.
Metro Toronto Convention Centre,
255 Front St. W.
The theme this year is “Jesus, light of the world.”
ST. JOSEPH’S PRAYER GROUP
We invite ALL Parishioners to attend a series of Lenten Talks every Thursday. We have a list of guest speakers and we would want each of you at attend and be blessed this Lenten season.
The Lenten evening begins at 7:25 p.m. with Mary’s Way of the Cross followed with Praise and Worship and the dedicated Lenten Talk.
|Mar. 5||TBA||Audrey Johnson|
|Mar. 12||The 3 R’s for Renewal||Deacon V. Tran|
|Mar. 26||TBA||Sharon Marlow|
|Apr. 2||Lent a season of prayer||Fr. Daniel Sehlapelor|
CWL NOTE OF THANKS
Spiritual Bouquet for Ordinandi
The Catholic Women’s League, St. Joseph Council would like to send a special thank you to all in our parish community, the various ministries, schools and staff(especially St. Brendan COOL KIDS, Cardinal Leger andSt. Dominic Savio) for the overwhelming support of prayers for the Ordinandi Spiritual Bouquet.
Our total pledges for this year were: 11, 522 Masses, 9,371 communion, 7,342 Rosaries, 1,164 EucharisticAdorations, 1,297 visits to the Blessed Sacrament, 837 Stations of the Cross, 1,491 Sacrifices, 160,390 Prayers and 5,217 other.
A grand total of 198,631 pledges.
Thank you so much for your participation of this annual offering of prayers.
Nancy Jane Martineau,
Christian Family Life Chair
FREE ESTATE PLANNING SESSION AT CHRIST THE KING CEMETERY
7770 Steeles Avenue East, Markham
Saturday, March 7 at 9:00 a.m.
Come and lean about the importance of a Will, Powers of Attorney & Estate Planning as well as Catholic teachings and traditions around cremation. The Archdiocese of Toronto Estate Planning Team and Catholic Cemeteries & Funeral Services will share:
- How to protect your loved one with a proper Will
- How to ensure your wishes are legally protected
- About Powers of Attorney
- Estate Trustee selection
- Finding lawyers and estate planning advisors
- Our Catholic traditions around wills, cremation, burial and funerals
YOUTH MINISTRY CORNER
THANK YOU for uplifting our youth in prayers and for your generous support. The youth are VERY, VERY grateful.
On February 28th EDGErs were rooted in how to “Honour your father and mother”
HS FOUNDATIONS and EDGE are going to the LIFT JESUS HIGHER RALLY on Saturday March 7th.