Masses for the Week

Sat Jun 17 09:00 AM† Vaz Family Members
Sat Jun 17 05:00 PM† Giovanni & Aquilina Vacca
Sun Jun 18 09:00 AM† George and Rita Long
Sun Jun 18 11:00 AMPeople of the Parish
Sun Jun 18 07:00 PM† James Mahoney
Mon Jun 19 09:00 AMIntention of Maria Divine Mercy
Tue Jun 20 09:00 AM† Tom Gastpick
Wed Jun 21 09:00 AMIntention of Joseph Kurian & family
Thu Jun 22 09:00 AMIntention of Benedic Allan Quiogue
Fri Jun 23 09:00 AM† Ernesto Quioche
† Joseph Marian Alfonso
† Vinzi Mione
† Raju Maril
† Johnson Mercader
† Beatrice Poonan
† Ronald Zong
Intention of Florian Velasco
Intention of the Nicolas family
Sat Jun 24 09:00 AMIntention of Tony and Celina Zagrai
Sat Jun 24 05:00 PM† Felicitas Ellazar

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Today’s gospel shows Jesus acting in a way unique among God’s messengers: he chooses his own followers, as did the God of Israel, to harvest what God has sown. As a further sign, he hands on to these disciples authority to proclaim God’s rule and to heal. Their ministry, restricted to Jesus’ own people until after his reconciling death, must unite charity and preaching. He chose the Twelve out of compassion for people ill-served by their religious leaders; since the disciples’ call is pure grace, they must pass on the Good News without expecting payment. Not only the Twelve but all Christians are called to carry on Christ’s ministry. In telling of God’s promise to those who love him, Exodus indicates how this may be done: they will be named a priestly people to pray, proclaim, offer sacrifice on behalf of the entire human family. Under the leadership of the Twelve and their successors, we can all collaborate in the rich harvest—made fruitful by Jesus’ loving death—which God gives to the world.


Parish families are invited to do:

THE ENTHRONEMENT OF THE SACRED HEART in their homes during this month dedicated to the Sacred Heart of Jesus,”the heart that loves yet is loved so little in return”.

Contact Dawne (Legion of Mary) 416-284-8699 for details.


The Servants of the Lord and the Virgin of Matará, a missionary Institute of religious sisters, are happy to be given the opportunity to speak at St. Joseph’s Parish on July 15 and 16 about their Institute and their mission in Egypt.

Here in Egypt, the missionary sisters work in several houses, providing education for children, teenagers, and young women. They also have a home for girls with special needs. Since most of the girls come from poor families, the sisters also take care of the families by giving them some assistance.

As Egypt is not economically stable at present, the sisters do not receive much help from the local people; thus, their mission truly depends on your powerful prayers and generous contributions to continue their work.

For more information about their mission, please visit www.servidoras.org or www.ssvmmissions.org.


August 16, 2023 – 7:00 P.M

  • Assumption Cemetery, Mississauga
  • Christ the King Cemetery, Markham
  • Holy Cross Cemetery, Thornhill
  • Mount Hope Cemetery, Toronto
  • Queen of Heaven Cemetery, Woodbridge
  • Resurrection Cemetery, Whitby
  • St. Mary’s Cemetery, Barrie


Please be informed that FAITH ENRICHMENT will be closed for Summer.

Celebration of Spring in Summer Dance

The Knights of Columbus invites you to join them at their Celebration of Spring in Summer Dance being held at the Church Hall, on Saturday, June 24th, 2023 at 6:00 pm.

Tickets are on sale in the narthex after each Mass. Cost: $90.00 per couple.


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


The Natural Family Planning Association (NFPA) is looking for potential candidates for its Board of Directors. Each spring the NFPA Board of Directors seeks between 1-3 new volunteer members for its Board which is comprised of 9 members with diverse backgrounds and skill sets. Currently, there are two openings on NFPA’s Board of Directors. Current recruitment priorities are skills in any of the following: Strategic Planning, Fundraising, and Promotion.

Don’t have Board experience? NFPA can aid you to gain it as a Board member. NFPA has Board members with many years of experience and others who are new to being on a Board of Directors.

Email recruitment.committee@naturalfamilyplanning.ca or contact at 416-481-5465 for more information or any recommendations. A resume is required of the nominee to be considered by the Board’s Recruitment Committee.

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

Free Edge night June 9th, for all youth in Grades 5, 6, 7 and 8. Meet in the Narthex at 6:45 PM. Parent sign-in required.

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.