Masses for the Week

Sat Sep 2 09:00 AM† Albino Lachica
Sat Sep 2 05:00 PM† Felicitas Ellazar
Sun Sep 3 09:00 AM† Jude Fox
Sun Sep 3 11:00 AMPeople of the Parish
Sun Sep 3 07:00 PM† Augustine Gomes
Mon Sep 4 09:00 AM† Lorraine McLean
Tue Sep 5 09:00 AM† Deceased members of the Riggi family
Wed Sep 6 09:00 AM† Ernesto Alvarez
Thu Sep 7 09:00 AM† Mercia & Paul Barbosa
Fri Sep 8 09:00 AM† Shernaz Chin
† Consolacion Carandang
† Mr. & Mrs. Noran
† Kenneth & Lillian Murrell
† Deceased members of the Furtado family
Intention of Joshua Nimalraaj
Intention of Ricardo & Cornelia Chua
Intention of Teresa & the Laberinto family
Intention of the Matsushita & Fernandes families
Sat Sep 9 09:00 AM† Leonor Leon
Sat Sep 9 05:00 PM† Patricio Diago

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Today’s gospel follows immediately upon last week’s, when Peter was constituted foundation stone of the Church. But now Jesus begins to speak of his freely accepted destiny to suffer and die. Peter is scandalized, and tries to dissuade his master. He would have Jesus be a glorious Messiah, not a suffering servant. Before, Jesus had called Peter his rock; now he severely terms him Satan. Not only must Jesus suffer; his disciples must do likewise, sharing the Lord’s destiny. This is a hard saying; when Jesus finally reaches Jerusalem, he will walk alone to the cross. The loneliness of the person called by God is demonstrated by the vehemence with which Jeremiah struggles against his prophetic calling. But the fire of the Spirit is irresistible; the prophet cannot keep silence. He must do God’s work and speak God’s word. In our day we can offer our lives freely to God, not counting the cost. Then the Spirit will fashion us according to God’s will, making us perfect disciples of the Lord Jesus.

St. Joseph’s Parish – Euchre Night

Friday, September 15th, 2023
Time: 7:00 p.m SHARP (Registration at 6:30 p.m)

Tickets: $15.00
Limited seating, for tickets call:
Gloria Moniz – (416) 286-4878
Maureen van Pinxteren – (416) 284-4213

Sponsored by the 50+ Club
(Portion of the proceeds donated to local charities)

Good Shepherd - Provide-A-Meal-Program

The casseroles you prepare will feed the needy that drop into the Good Shepherd Refuge on Queen Street East, downtown Toronto.

1. We provide you the casserole container and recipe. 2. You prepare the same meal once per month.
3. Keep some for your family – it’s delicious!
4. Drop off the casserole on the dates indicated between 9:30-10:00 AM after the Saturday morning Mass at the West parking lot.
5. Pick up an empty container when you do the drop off – You’re done!

Pick up dates: (for 2023 & the first half of 2024).

  • 2023 Sep9 Oct7 Nov4 Dec2
  • 2024 Jan6 Feb3 Mar2 Apr6 May4 Jun1 Jul6

Questions or wish to participate?

Contact Peter or Annie Alkins

(416) 283-7420

Sunday School Announcement

Sunday School will begin on Sept 24th.

This ministry provides Catechesis of the Catholic Faith for children 7 to 16 years old.

Who should register?

  • Children in public schools, OR
  • Children in Catholic schools who want to supplement what they are learning, OR
  • Children who have missed a Holy Sacrament at the USUAL TIME and would now like to prepare for it.

For more information, and to register, go to

There will also be a teacher in the Narthex after Sunday Mass, to answer your questions.

Edge Youth Ministry

A note of gratitude to Mrs. Angela Bernard & a warm welcome to Jeremy Tanuan

Our Youth Minister, Angie Bernard has retired from her position as Youth Minister. We remain ever grateful to her for the many years of joyful and conscientious service. We will keep her in our prayers for God’s abundant blessings as she continues for her final year as our Sunday School Coordinator.

With great hope and joy, we welcome Jeremy Tanuan as our new Youth Minister. May God bless him with wisdom, talents, and fortitude to serve with excellence and devotion.

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.


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