March 22, 2020 4th Sunday of Lent Year A

Masses for the Week

Sat. Mar 21

  • 9:00 am † David Raines
  • 5:00 pm † Kaylie Rodrigues

Sun. Mar 22

  • 9:00 am † Jack Pais
  • 11:00 am People of the Parish
  • 7:00 pm † Isabel Innes

Mon. Mar 23

  • 9:00 am Intention of Doctors,  Nurses and all who work within Healthcare facilities

Tues. Mar 24

  • 9:00 am † Hopelin Walters

Wed. Mar 25

  • 9:00 am Intention of Fr. Oliver Iwuchukwu

Thurs. Mar 26

  • 9:00 am † Joan Williams

Fri. Mar 27

  • 9:00 am
    • † Michael & Margaret Mullane
    • † Aidan Redmond
    • † Clive D’Silva
    • † Maribeth Empensando
    • † Caridad Lim

Sat. Mar 28

  • 9:00 am † Deceased members of  the Iacobucci Family
  • 5:00 pm † May Sheikh

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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REFLECTION

Jesus is the light of the world. As he gave sight to the blind beggar without being asked, so he heals our blindness. Like the blind man’s healing and David’s anointing, our gift of faith and baptism are unmerited. The beggar’s sight was restored by washing in the pool; our baptismal washing is a sacramentally effective sign of the vision which faith alone give. Yet full understanding comes slowly. The beggar became a type of the faithful Christian when he witnessed steadfastly to Christ even before he had actually seen him. Jesus seeks him out and reveals his full identity; the beggar is then ready to respond, “Lord, I do believe!” The letter to the Ephesians tells us that, if we are children of light, we will learn to view life as God does. Our entire behavior will be affected. The good shepherd psalm assures that God will be with us even on dark days. May we be light to all who are blind, our lives signs of what Christ can do, our words faithful witnesses to Christ, the Light.

DAILY EXPOSITION OF THE BLESSED SACRAMENT - 8:30 A.M. TO 12:00 P.M.

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

COMING UP IN THE FUTURE! TECHNOLOGY EVENINGS

The Technology Ministry will hold a series of “Technology Evenings” with various Science and Technology themes. The first set of these is a 3-part course on “Productivity Essentials of Microsoft Office” which takes you through the best and fastest ways of getting things done using Microsoft Office. Whether you are a seasoned user, or a beginner, this series of workshops will give you a proficiency edge in professional and personal work.

It is free for St. Joseph’s parishioners.

The dates and time will be posted once Cardinal Collins directs us to permit gatherings.

KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS 25TH ANNIVERSARY DANCE

Due to COVID-19, this event has been cancelled.
We plan to rebook this celebration at a later date.

SHARELIFE

How can you “Live the Gospel” when life is so busy? Many people help those in need by volunteering at a local organization. But if your schedule doesn’t allow for it, you can still make a huge impact in your community by supporting Share Life-funded agencies. Next Sunday is the first ShareLife collection. Over the next week, please reflect on your ability to “Live the Gospel” by making a sacrificial gift to our parish ShareLife campaign.

March 29th is the first ShareLife Sunday.

Please give generously.

UNIVERSITY OF TORONTO SCHOLARSHIP ST. MICHAEL’S COLLEGE $3000.00

The Toronto Diocesan Council of the CWL of Canada is offering a scholarship to St. Michael’s College, University of Toronto.

Eligibility: Any young woman of Catholic faith applying to St. Michael’s College, U of T, as their first choice for post secondary education. The
Applicant must be entering the Faculty of Arts and Science in one of the following areas of study: Commerce, Computer Science, Humanities and
Social Sciences or Sciences.

All forms and information for this scholarship are available on-line at www.cwltoronto.ca. First click RESOURCES then REFERENCE
DOCUMENTS.

Or

Applications are available through our CWL’s Education and Health Chair: Cheryl at cherylvmas@gmail.com or 647-515-3149 Closing date is May 31, 2020

SCAM ALERT

Please be advised that once again some parishioners in the Archdiocese are receiving requests, purportedly from the pastor for iTunes gift cards, either by text or email. In addition, there are reports of a variety of Covid-19 scams cropping up, including one where people call or visit homes trying to sell Corvid-19 testing kits.

Please exercise caution when checking your email messages, taking phone calls or responding to those at the door. Think before you click or open attachments, and always verify suspect messages by phoning the sender on the known phone number (not the phone number in the suspect message).

SOCIETY OF ST. VINCENT de PAUL BUNDLE UP EVENT

We are collecting donations at our Parish on April 18th and 19th in the west parking lot.

We accept all clothing, all footwear, bedding, drapery/towels and toys (new or nearly new)

We do not accept appliances, baby or regular furniture, books, mattresses, dishes, construction material or video tapes.

For more information please visit: www.ssvptoronto.ca

This gives us a chance to do a spring purge from our closets and provide for those in need.

YOUTH MINISTRY CORNER

All EDGE and HS Foundations activities have been cancelled until further notice.

Pray for everyone and stay safe!

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