December 11th, 2022 3rd Sunday of Advent

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Masses for the Week

Sat Dec 10 09:00 AMIntention of Anthony Ariel Sazon
Sat Dec 10 05:00 PMAlison DeSilva - RIP
Sun Dec 11 09:00 AMIvannah Silgardo - RIP
Sun Dec 11 11:00 AMPeople of the Parish
Sun Dec 11 07:00 PMIntention of Belle Augustine & Family
Mon Dec 12 09:00 AMBob Parker - RIP
Tue Dec 13 09:00 AMIntention of Reina Santos
Wed Dec 14 09:00 AMLuis & Martha Pleyto - RIP
Thu Dec 15 09:00 AMDavid Waterhouse - RIP
Fri Dec 16 09:00 AMEdward Meyers - RIP
Kenneth & Lillian Murrell - RIP
Osmond Elias Sequeira - RIP
Benny Messer - RIP
Intention of Teresa Labirinto
Sat Dec 17 09:00 AMAnne Rode - RIP
Sat Dec 17 05:00 PMDante Abreo - RIP

NEW TO THE PARISH? WELCOME!

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

REFLECTION

For Isaiah the image of wasteland represents the state of humanity unredeemed. But God is coming to save us, and the prophet reflects the Lord’s approaching splendor. Our lives should radiate joy. For God’s people are about to be made whole; he is redeeming us. Everlasting happiness will replace the suffering we experience exiled from God. In the gospel, Jesus applies himself to Isaiah’s words about the Messiah who saves the poor, the ill, the disabled. Jesus himself will bring in the age of joy. But in the prison cell John the Baptist questioned whether Jesus fit the Messiah’s description; John’s message emphasized vengeance. Jesus’ ministry will perfect our understanding of how God saves: the role of God brings healing, it is not imposed by might or in wrath. Those who witness Christ’s work are even more blessed than John, the one who prepared his way.

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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! 

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

2022 Advent, Christmas & New Years Schedule

The Archdiocesan Day of Confession

Tuesday, December 13th, 2022

10:00 am—2:00 pm

Parish Advent Reconciliation Service

Friday, December 16th, 2022

7:00 pm—9:00 pm

Christmas Eve Masses

Saturday, 24th December, 2022

4:15 pm Carol Singing

5:00 pm Christmas Eve Mass

7:00 pm Carol Singing

7:30 pm Christmas Eve Mass

9:00 pm Carol Singing (Koro Filipino)

9:30 pm Filipino Mass (Misa de Gallo)

11:15 pm Carol Singing

12:00 am Midnight Christmas Mass

7:00 pm—9:00 pm

Christmas Day Masses

Sunday, 25th December, 2022

9:00 am (Choir led by Isis Rebello)

11:00 am (Senior’s Choir)

No evening mass on Christmas Day

New Year’s Day Masses

Saturday, December 31, 2022

5:00 pm

Sunday, January 1st, 2023

9:00 am, 11:00 am & 7:00pm

The Epiphany of the Lord

Saturday, January 7th, 2023

9:00 am & 5:00 pm

Sunday, January 8th, 2023

9:00 am, 11:00 am & 7:00 pm

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. 

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.

SACRAMENTAL PREPARATION DATES

EDGE - YOUTH MINISTRY

Jesus allowed Himself to be created in a womb!

He became part of His own creation!!

He humbled Himself to share in our humanity, so that WE may

come to share in His Divinity!!!