Masses for the Week

Sat Sep 16 09:00 AM† Cyril Mascarenhas
Sat Sep 16 05:00 PM† Dr. Aloysius & Bridget DeSouza
Sun Sep 17 09:00 AM† Jack Pais
Sun Sep 17 11:00 AMPeople of the Parish
Sun Sep 17 07:00 PMIntention of Immanuel Ferrer Lanzaderas
Mon Sep 18 09:00 AM† Patrick Paraan
Tue Sep 19 09:00 AMIntention of Sherra Muere
Wed Sep 20 09:00 AM† Zenia Lewko
Thu Sep 21 09:00 AM† Thomas & Hilda Sequeira
Fri Sep 22 09:00 AM† Carmen Rayner
† Evangelist Ambrose Coutinho
† Florentino Reyes Jr.
† Louis Figueira
† Fernando Padilla
† Deceased members of the Simplicio Padilla family
Intention of Jonathan Malicdin
Intention of Edd Banez
Sat Sep 23 09:00 AMIntention of Mario and Maria Simao
Sat Sep 23 05:00 PM† Derek Francis

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Last Sunday, we were reminded of our duty to help one another repent; today, that we must forgive without measure– because we are all sinners, even as we are all united in Christ. Since we are one in him, our lives influence one another. The teaching of Sirach, about the necessity of forgiving without nursing resentment, anticipates the unlimited mercy demanded by Jesus in the parable of the unforgiving servant. In this parable, which resembles an oriental tale, a compassionate master cancels a huge debt owed by a wealthy servant. But the latter does not reciprocate when a fellow servant owes him a paltry sum and begs for further time in which to make payment. The punishment decreed for the merciless servant by an angry master brings home the truth that we cannot hope to receive God’s mercy unless we forgive others as God has already forgiven us. Forgive us our trespasses as we forgive others, we pray to our Father. We must pass on the forgiveness we have received, or be condemned by our own lips.

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You need not be on the verge of dying to receive the Anointing of the Sick ?

This is clear from the fact that the anointing and the prayers that accompany it have as a purpose the restoration of health.

Therefore, if you are not in immediate danger of death, but are infirm or aged, you can and should ask for the sacrament. Hence, it makes sense for young people to ask for this sacrament also, if, for example, they are about to undergo a serious operation. On such occasions they can combine the sacrament with a (general) confession; in case the operation fails, they want to go to meet God with a clear conscience.

Also, if you ever are in danger of death, either from sickness or old age, you should not delay receiving the sacrament.

CCC of 1997 (1514-1515, 1528-1529), Youcat (©2011 by Ignatius Press, page 141, index 243) & Handbook for Today’s Catholic (©1994 by Liguori Publications, page 42-43).

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)


Weekly sessions resume on Thurs the 21st, downstairs in the Hall in Room 2 after the 9AM Mass. These involve a 1-hour gathering for anyone interested in expanding their understanding and appreciation of our Catholic faith and a video presentation on various topics, such as the life of Saints, Scripture studies, etc. Refreshments and good company are included.

No fees and attendance commitment required. Come and see!

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.


Are you interested in learning from the life experiences of our senior community members?

Do you have a passion for storytelling and writing?

Come and connect with seniors in our community to write and share memoirs.

June 20 – Sept. 19, 2023 (every Tuesday) 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm at St. Joseph’s Parish Hall

Note: Snack and refreshments included.

For more information, please contact Alicia Siervo, SIA President at

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

Edge Youth Ministry

Registration for youth in groups 6, 7, and 8 begins Sept 18th, 2023 for EDGE Youth Ministry 2023-2024.

EDGE will meet on the 2nd and 4th Fridays of the month, starting Oct 13th, 2023.

Come discover how The Word Creates!

The lord is compassion and love, slow to anger and rich in mercy

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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