May 21, 2023 ASCENSION OF THE LORD YEAR A
Masses for the Week
|Sat May 20 09:00 AM||Intentions of Liza Lobo|
|Sat May 20 05:00 PM||† Felicitas Ellazar|
|Sun May 21 09:00 AM||† Hector Rebello|
|Sun May 21 11:00 AM||People of the Parish|
|Sun May 21 07:00 PM||† Godwin Amaochi|
|Mon May 22 09:00 AM||†Kenneth & Lillian Murrell|
|Tue May 23 09:00 AM||† Nick Giuseppe Pasquale|
|Wed May 24 09:00 AM||† Leonardo & Luz Medina|
|Thu May 25 09:00 AM||† Neal & Bob Farquharson|
|Fri May 26 09:00 AM||Intention of Jayson Santos
† Luzviminda Maristanes
† Michael LP
† Mary & Micheal Horan
† Deceased members of family of William & May Findley
† Deceased members of Elsie Fernandes family
|Sat May 27 09:00 AM||† Percival Millo|
|Sat May 27 05:00 PM||† Carmela Civello|
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NATURAL FAMILY PLANNING
Fifty years ago, the papal encyclical Humanae Vitae was released about our faith, responsible parenthood and the looming threat of contraceptives on families. As a direct response, Couple to Couple League was formed.
Hundreds of thousands of couples have been taught NFP by CCL couples over the years. Their teaching method – couple to couple – has not changed, but how they offer the classes and teach NFP has! Now they have a new NFP tracking app (PeakDay) and online classes in both English and Spanish.
abide in beauty
Join us for Visio Divina by Zoom. Les Miller will facilitate an hour of praying with art using visio divina. You will be introduced to a work of art relevant to the liturgical season and be guided on a path of prayer.
Sessions start at 7:30 pm. Free registration at:
CARING FOR THE FATHERS WHO TAKE CARE OF US
Our beloved Fathers — the Spiritans or Congregation of the Holy Ghost has been ministering to us here at St. Joseph’s Parish for more than 50 years.
Next week, let us show them our love as they celebrate their feast day with us on the Day of Pentecost by remembering them in our prayers and through donating for their causes.
A 2nd collection will take place at next week’s Masses.
Please use the Spiritan envelopes which are available at the back of the church and in the Narthex.
FIRST FRIDAY HOLY HOUR
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
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. Come to the Narthex at 6:45 PM. No registration needed
If you are not an Edger yet, please visit our website at: stjosephstoronto.org/ministries/youth/
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.