November 27th, 2022 1st Sunday of Advent

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Masses for the Week

Sat Nov 26 09:00 AMBob McDonell - RIP
Sat Nov 26 05:00 PMIntention of Dennis Gracias
Sun Nov 27 09:00 AMIntention of Tony & Celina Zagrai
Sun Nov 27 11:00 AMPeople of the Parish
Sun Nov 27 07:00 PMIntention of Rosario Maristanes
Mon Nov 28 09:00 AMIntention of Andrew Fan
Tue Nov 29 09:00 AMIntention of Mario & Maria Simao
Wed Nov 30 09:00 AMSheldon Hannah - RIP
Thu Dec 1 09:00 AMSouls in Purgatory - RIP
Fri Dec 2 09:00 AMNaseem (Jimmy) Shiekh - RIP
Jacinto Vaz - RIP
Souls in Purgatory - RIP
Martin & Arnolta Raposo - RIP
Alfred & Mitalda Hannah - RIP
Fri Dec 2 07:30 PMIntentions of the Williams Family † Escolastia Martins † Margaret Wilton Kuefler † Eleanor Jesson † Cornacchia Giuseppe
Sat Dec 3 09:00 AMNaseem (Jimmy) Shiekh - RIP
Sat Dec 3 05:00 PMGiorgia Collura - RIP

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You can register online or registration forms are provided at the back of the Church.

REFLECTION

As winter nears and the land is covered with a blanket of snow, the earth falls asleep. We are powerless to stop the onslaught of winter’s cold and the darkness of the season demonstrates our need. Isaiah longs for God to come and save us as only God can: may he render the heavens and reveal his powerful presence. We have sinned but our Father will not forget us. We must persevere through the night, which is a sign of great temptation and testing in the gospel, and be ready for the Lord’s coming. Advent wears an air of expectancy; we do not know when Christ will return but our anticipation makes the waiting a joy. The gospel emphasizes our need to be ready. The day of the Lord Jesus Christ when he will be revealed in all his glory has yet to arrive. While we wait, we are made rich with God’s gifts.

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SHARELIFE CAMPAIGN

 You can be a hero for those in need! Your year-end gift will double in value! 

From now until the end of 2022, your contribution to our parish’s ShareLife campaign will be matched by an anonymous donor up to a total of $1 million. When you give to ShareLife, you support agencies like Mary Centre. Here’s how your contribution makes a difference for the work of this agency: 

“Thank you to all who donate to ShareLife. With each donation we receive, we are able to attain our goals of assisting people in their efforts in building a good life, and also providing a safe place for people with a developmental disability to stay so that their families/caregivers and themselves can get some needed respite.” 

Our goal this year is $106,000. To date we have achieved $84,600. Please give using a ShareLife envelope, online through our parish website, or at sharelife.org/donate. 

OUR CHRISTMAS APPEAL

All donations, large or small are appreciated. They can be placed in the Society of St. Vincent de Paul Box after Mass or dropped off at the church. 

For further info refer to the handouts at the back of the church or contact us through the church office at 416 282 0370 ext 217 

CHILDREN'S LITURGY IS BACK

It is held during the first part of Mass. The children are invited to the Sacristy to follow the Liturgy of the Word at their level. They hear the same Gospel that is proclaimed in Mass. Just before the gifts are brought up, the children return to their pew and join their family, to continue the Mass.

We are looking for volunteers. We welcome students in grade 7 to post-secondary and adults to the team of Children’s Liturgist. There are many roles and responsibilities available so if you are interested, please contact Lavern Walters at lavgwalters@gmail.com. 

THE ROSARY APOSTOLATE

We are seeking volunteers who have great devotion to the Mother of God to visit our elementary schools to pray the Rosary with the children once a month. Training will be provided. Contact Bonnie Washer: 416-284-5772 

PARISH ADVENT RETREAT

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Catholic Women's League

Chartered November 5th, 1953

St. Joseph’s Parish invites you to our Parish Advent Retreat on

Saturday, December 10, 2022

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Starts with the Holy Mass at 9:00 am and retreat continues until 12:30 pm.

Robert LeBlanc from Catholic Moments will be our speaker focusing on our theme

Walking Through Advent with Mary:
a visio-divina of the Joyful Mysteries

Sponsored by CWL

St. Joseph Highland Creek Council

FORMED

Please visit FORMED at (https://formed.org) where you can gain access to thousands of the best Catholic movies, programs, audio and books instantly. This incredible resource is available to our parishioners for free! Please call the Parish Office for the Parish Access code and/or more information.

EDGE - YOUTH MINISTRY

God gives us FREE WILL to return His love.

That also means each person can freely choose to share God’s love (produces GOODNESS and each person can freely choose NOT to share God’s love (produces EVIL)

For more information and to register, go to: 

https://www.stjosephstoronto.org/ministries/youth/