December 4th, 2022 2nd Sunday of Advent

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Masses for the Week

Sat Dec 3 09:00 AMNaseem (Jimmy) Shiekh - RIP
Sat Dec 3 05:00 PMGiorgia Collura - RIP
Sun Dec 4 09:00 AMTeresa Csenge - RIP
Sun Dec 4 11:00 AMPeople of the Parish
Sun Dec 4 07:00 PMAdam Befetel - RIP
Mon Dec 5 09:00 AMMervyn & Ivannah Silgardo - RIP
Tue Dec 6 09:00 AMIntention for Living members of Wilson & Jones Family.
Wed Dec 7 09:00 AMCeleste Van Veen - RIP
Thu Dec 8 09:00 AMFrancisco Gerona - RIP
Fri Dec 9 09:00 AMRon Ansett - RIP
Osmond Elias Sequeira - RIP
George Hale - RIP
Intention of Ricaldo & Cornelia Chua
Intention of Fr. Oliver Iwuchukwu
Sat Dec 10 09:00 AMIntention of Anthony Ariel Sazon
Sat Dec 10 05:00 PMAlison DeSilva - RIP

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

REFLECTION

In today’s gospel, John begins to speak the word he heard in the wilderness: people must change radically the landscape of their hearts, in Isaiah’s powerful image, and be washed in the waters of baptism, the cleansing from sin. Only then will they be ready to welcome the Lord, only then will the world see the salvation promised by God. We find Isaiah’s imagery also in the first reading, but now it is God who levels the land to make easy and safe his people’s journey toward the new Jerusalem. Today, tears; one day, jubilation! God the Eternal One will live with us and we will share in the glory of his holiness. What delight God will take in us! Already Good News of Jesus’ ministry brings joy to those who share it; St. Paul prays for the continued growth of Christians’ love of one another. Love above all prepares us for Jesus’ coming on the great Day.

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Advent Confession Schedule

Tuesday, December 13th, 2022

10:00 am—2:00 pm

Friday, December 16, 2022

7:00 pm—9:00 pm

SHARELIFE CAMPAIGN

Living the Gospel through ShareLife

 

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. Our parishioners’ support of ShareLife is making a difference in the lives of those in need. Last year, ShareLife supporters like you enabled 21,000 people to receive affordable mental health care through family service agencies across the Archdiocese of Toronto, including our community. 

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. 

CHRISTMAS BELLS

Saturday, December 10th, 2022 

6pm—9 pm 

Join us for an evening of fun for the whole family! Christmas caroling, yummy refreshments, Bingo and kids crafts, profes-sional family photos, dancing and a visit from Santa and the Grinch. This event is free! 

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. 

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

2023 DONATION ENVELOPES

Are available for pick up in the Narthex. They are alphabetized within each tray. Please be patient and ensure you are taking your own box. 

SENIORS 50+ SOCIAL CLUB

Our 1st Wednesday Mass will be held on December 7th at 11 am. 

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 

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

Are you in Grade 6, 7 or 8? 

Do you ever wonder why God became human? 

Find out more in EDGE 

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