March 8, 2020 2nd Sunday of Lent Year A

Masses for the Week

Sat. Mar 7

  • 9:00 am † Patrick Boyle
  • 5:00 pm † Nick Giocada

Sun. Mar 8

  • 9:00 am † Deceased members of  the Dias & Rebello families
  • 11:00 am People of the Parish
  • 7:00 pm Intention of Wilfredo & Letty Delatorre

Mon. Mar 9

  • 9:00 am † Patrick Boyle

Tues. Mar 10

  • 9:00 am † Presentacion Chua

Wed. Mar 11

  • 9:00 am † Betty Stalteri

Thurs. Mar 12

  • 9:00 am † Char Lee Yun Chu

Fri. Mar 13

  • 9:00 am
    • † Michael & Margaret Mullane
    • † Francis Vaz
    • † Deceased members of  the Riggi Family
    • † Anil Jose
    • † Christino & Anita Balin

Sat. Mar 14

  • 9:00 am Intention of Alicia  Santos
  • 5:00 pm † Aidan Redmond

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 FEAST DAY

In addition to our 9:00 a.m. Mass, there will be a Mass and reception taking place on Thursday, March 19th at 7:30 p.m.

All are welcome to join us in giving thanks.

REFLECTION

Last week’s gospel, which showed Jesus fasting in the desert and subject to temptation, revealed to us his full humanity. Today his identity as God’s Son is declared. With three close friends he has climbed a mountain, traditional meeting place with God, and been caught up in glory. Peter interrupts Jesus’ conversation with Moses and Elijah, who represent the Law and the Prophets; he wants to cling to this ecstatic experience. Then the presence of God (symbolized by a bright cloud) overwhelms the disciples. They learn to reverence God’s holiness. Only Jesus’ touch quiets their awe-filled fear. He will come down from the mountain of the transfiguration to take the road toward the cross, strengthened by this religious experience for the Calvary that lies ahead. Abram, too, had to abandon everything he held dear to answer God’s call. Hardship is part of Christian living, but the letter to Timothy assures us that God’s power will carry us through. We need only to trust in God’s love for us.

PRAYER GROUP

Lenten talks are taking place during the season of Lent. They take place on Thursdays beginning at 7:25 p.m. with Mary’s Way of the Cross followed with Praise and Worship

Coming up on March 12th, Deacon Vinh Tran will join us to speak about The 3 R’s for Renewal.

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

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.

COVID 19 (CORONAVIRUS) - STAYING INFORMED

This virus is spread mainly from person to person through close contact. The following everyday actions can help prevent the spread of germs.

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water or alcohol based hand sanitizer.
  • Sneeze and cough into your sleeve.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth.
  • Avoid contact with people who are sick.

In addition to the above, one of the most important things we can do to prepare is to stay informed by regularly reviewing credible information sources including the

CWL AND KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS LENTEN APPEAL

During this Lenten Season we have joined together in asking for your generous donations for our Parish and community.

The CWL Community Life Project is to find ways to help those in need. We will be collecting toiletries (for example, shampoo, soaps, toothpaste/brushes, feminine hygiene, etc.)

The Knights of Columbus’ Lenten program of “40 Cans for 40 days” are asking for non-perishable food items. Your donations can be dropped off in the Narthex, east entrance into the baskets provided by us.

These collected items will be distributed to our Refugee Outreach Ministry and the local food banks.

Thank you for your continued generosity.

BIBLE STUDY

All are welcome at the weekly Matthew Bible Study for DVD teachings. Please see our website/Posters for more information. This occurs every Tuesday at 8:00 p.m. Please come and join us!

LENTEN RETREAT: THE LAITY’S MISSION IN THE NEW EVANGELIZATION

March 21st at 9:30 a.m.
St. Augustine’s Seminary
2661 Kingston Road

All are welcome to St. Augustine’s Seminary Lay Formation Program’s Lenten Retreat: “The Laity’s Mission in the New Evangelization” with presenter Fr. Charles Anang.

  • Conference 1 seeks to rekindle Vatican II’s teaching on the mission of the laity to evangelize the world through the universal call to holiness
  • Conference 2 examines the twentieth-century gift of St. Josemaria Escriva’s charism for sanctifying oneself, work and society.
  • Conference 3 elaborates upon the Marian Principle as the foundation for the Holy Spirit’s renewal of the Church.

Holy Mass at St. Augustine’s Seminary chapel and Confession are included with registration.

Feel free to invite friends and family to join us on this day!

Cost: $50.00 (includes lunch)
Contact #: 416-261-7207
Email: layspirtualfomation@sastoronto.org

YOUTH MINISTRY CORNER

Next EDGE Night March 13: Protect Life!
For youth in Grade 6, 7 and 8.

MOVIE night for HS FOUNDATIONS on April 5th 4:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. We will be presenting The Passion by Radix. All High School students are welcome

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