Masses for the Week

Sat May 20 09:00 AMIntentions of Liza Lobo
Sat May 20 05:00 PM† Felicitas Ellazar
Sun May 21 09:00 AM† Hector Rebello
Sun May 21 11:00 AMPeople 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 AMIntention 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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Within the fifty days of Easter, the feast of the Ascension emphasizes Jesus’ return to the Father and its consequence: his charge to make disciples of the world. The letter to the Ephesians tells us that Jesus is head of the Church, his body on earth. We see him asserting this authority both in Acts and the gospel as he takes leave of his followers. Through preaching, sacramental ministry and instruction, the Church will continue Christ’s work of making disciples. The misunderstanding and doubt which characterize his followers as he says farewell make it clear that this work is God’s, not human doing. It is the Spirit of Christ who gives faith and strength to these human witnesses and makes it possible for them to continue Jesus’ work in the world. One day the entire human family will recognize God to be God, and Christ will be worshipped as king and head of humankind. To hasten that day, we join the psalmist in singing God’s praise.


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.

Check out their websites ( & to find classes, free NFP resources and other resources for you.

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:


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.


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 

Marian Day of Prayer

Prophesy for Today and the End of the Age 

Speakers: Fr. Terrence McKenna, Moira Noonan, Christine Watkins 

Saturday, May 27th, 2023 9 am– 6 pm. Good Shepherd Chaldean Cathedral, North York. 

Free Admission. Register at or call 416-251-4245 


Sharelife 2023 Goal

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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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 

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. Come to the Narthex at 6:45 PM. 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.