Masses for the Week

Sat May 6 09:00 AMIntention of the Almeida Family
Sat May 6 05:00 PM† Philomine Pinto
Sun May 7 09:00 AM† Suresh Kurup
Sun May 7 11:00 AMPeople of the Parish
Sun May 7 07:00 PM† Margaret Wilton Kuefler
Mon May 8 09:00 AM† Sebastian Mbaiya
Tue May 9 09:00 AM† Leonor Leon
Wed May 10 09:00 AMIntention of Jills Thomas
Thu May 11 09:00 AMIntention of Nevil Thomas
Fri May 12 09:00 AM† Eliza Santos
† Mercia Barbosa
† Souls in Purgatory
† Agnes Fowler
Intention of Joshua D' Souza
Intention of Mario and Maria Simao
Sat May 13 09:00 AMIntention of Tony & Celina Zagrai
Sat May 13 05:00 PM† Margaret Wilton Kuefler

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How tempted the disciples were to look back at Jesus’ earthly ministry and cling to the memory of his time with them. But Jesus insisted on something else, something more difficult. As he took his departure, they were to look toward the future. Their relationships with one another in the community of the Church were to show the selfless love Jesus had taught them. His new commandment calls for a self–forgetful love which reaches out to the world. What Jesus did becomes the norm for what we do. Our love is the identifying mark; are we being recognized as disciples? The Church’s everyday life should manifest the new universe which we hear about in Revelation. God’s vision for the world is symbolized by the holy city, the new Jerusalem. There God lives in intimate love with all nations. Sorrow has ended; the old order has passed and the new is here. It is all God’s work, even as it is God who, in Acts, works through the apostles to strengthen the Church and join new members to it. Let us do our part and give God the glory.


 In light of the National Hospice Palliative Care Week, May 7-13, 2023, CWL invites everyone to attend our scheduled Members’ Meeting on Monday, May 8, 2023 at 6:30 pm, in the Parish Hall. We will be learning from a virtual presentation on palliative care: 

  • to assist caregivers and family members facing a terminal illness 
  • to understand palliative care from a theological, ethical and medical perspective. 

Save the date! We hope to see you all there. 


Talking Matters’, is a research based ‘life‘ drama on living with Dementia issues. This award-winning play tells the story of David and Inga, two elderly residents in a long term care home and their challenges with volunteer and professional caregivers. Please pick up a poster with more detailed information at the back of the church. 

Thursday May 18, 2023 Time : 7:30 PM 

@ St. Joseph’s Catholic Church 

Cost per person: $ 10.00 For tickets call: 

Gerry Sheehan 416 282-7181 or Gloria Moniz 416 286-4878 


The Missionary Families of Christ invites you to a Christian Life Seminar open to all adult men and women. The Seminar is an integrated course intended to lead the participants into a renewed understanding of and response to God’s call to them as Christians. Every Friday at 7pm from April 14 – May 19 , 2023 in St. Joseph’s basement hall. 


The ShareLife Ministry is active in the Parish of St. Joseph’s. If you are interested in joining or have questions regarding The ShareLife ministry, you

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Starting from Friday, June 2 there will be Holy Hour from 9:30 a.m.—10:30 a.m. on First Fridays only. There will no longer be Holy Hour for other Fridays in each month. This is all in the spirit of returning to our pre– COVID parish schedules. The First Friday Holy Hour will begin with the Exposition and Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament and will end with Benediction. The usual First Friday Confessions will be available only within the Holy Hour timeline. 

TDC St. Michaels Scholarship

The Toronto Diocesan Council of the Catholic Women’s League of Canada is offering a scholarship of $3,000 to St. Michael’s College. This scholarship is open to any young woman who is of Catholic faith, who is completing her secondary school education, and who has indicated on her application to the University of Toronto that St. Michael’s College is her first choice. 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. The applications must be submitted by May 31, 2023.

For further information, please contact Lucia Vacca at 416-283-3536 


The Prayer Group is looking for different types of Musicians (guitarists, keyboard, singers etc.) to support their Music Ministry, which meets twice a month from 7.30 p.m. to 9.00 p.m.. Contact Patricia Furtado at 416- 724-8570 or Michael McManus at 416-438-8453 


Saturday, May 6, 2023, at 9:15 am at Christ the King Catholic Cemetery
7770 Steeles Ave. East, Markham
(Entrance off Reesor Rd.)

Join this free seminar and learn about the importance of a Will, Powers of Attorney & Estate Planning as well as
Catholic teachings and traditions around burials & cremation.

To register, contact
Frank Jannetta, Catholic Cemeteries & Funeral Services
416-733-8544 ext 2023 or


The Church long ago dedicated the month of Mary to the honour of Mary, our Blessed Mother. Therefore again this year on Wednesday, May 10 at 7 p.m. sharp there will be a simple ceremony in her Honour which includes Marian hymns, an indoor procession and “Crowning of Mary” . All are welcome—bring the children and a flower or two and assemble in the Narthex a few minutes before 7:00 p.m. Please contact Bonnie for further details: 416-284-5772 

Crowning of Mary

Holy Eucharist – Transportation


Those wishing to take the Holy Eucharist to their sick loved ones must do so with a pyx.

They must also have the pyx burse/ purse hanging down their necks for reverently placing and taking the Eucharist.

Without the pyx and the pyx burse/purse we will be unable to give the Eucharist for people in this circumstance.

Edge Youth Ministry

Coming soon on June 9th, open Edge night for all youth in Grade 5, 6, 7 and 8. No registration needed. 

If you are not an Edger yet, please visit our website at: 


Please visit FORMED at ( 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.