OCTOBER 29TH 2023, 30th SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME YEAR A
Masses for the Week
|Sat Oct 28 09:00 AM||† Edward Sebastian Meyers|
|Sat Oct 28 05:00 PM||† Hubert Sequeira & Antonio Parpera|
|Sun Oct 29 09:00 AM||† Laura & Anthony Rodrigues|
|Sun Oct 29 11:00 AM||People of the Parish|
|Sun Oct 29 07:00 PM||† Lucette Bernard|
|Mon Oct 30 09:00 AM||† Timothy Reagin|
|Tue Oct 31 09:00 AM||Intention of Cecilia Tellis|
|Wed Nov 1 09:00 AM||† Neal & Bob Farquharson|
|Thu Nov 2 09:00 AM||† Zonar Fan|
|Fri Nov 3 09:00 AM||† Donald Bastiampillai
† Patrick Pinto
† All souls in Purgatory
† Naseem (Jimmy) Shiekh
† Vinzi & Carime Mione
† Chao Wen & Maria Ching Chee Liu
† Deceased members of the Legion of Mary
† Deceased members of the Reyes & Zaldivar families
† Deceased members of the Cox, Snagg & St. Louis families
Intention of Anna Balan
|Fri Nov 3 07:30 PM||† Sydney Fonceca
† Morrison Augustin
† Francesca Renda
† John & Trixie Schucroft
† Aloysious Rayappan
† Mariamma Lype & Mary Raphel
Intention of Rocco & Marta Dellefave
|Sat Nov 4 09:00 AM||† Divina & Orlando Nailog|
|Sat Nov 4 05:00 PM||† Felicitas Ellazar|
New to the Parish?
DAY OF REFLECTION AND PRAYER FOR THE BEREAVED
Saturday, November 4, 2023 – 9:30 AM – 5:00 PM
Manresa Jesuit Renewal Centre
2325 Liverpool Rd., Pickering, ON L1X 1V4
“Where is God in my pain? How is God working in my grief?”
Grieving a loved one can shake or give a new shape to our faith. At this gathering, you will have the opportunity to share your grief story in a community of faith and to reflect in a prayerful way on your experience, to draw renewed strength and hope to continue the journey.
Facilitated by: Sr. Claire Marchal & Mary Hyland
Suggested Offering: $65 per person (includes lunch)
Please contact: Mary Hyland – 905-441-0957
REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN!!!
SACRAMENTAL PREPARATION FOR CHILDREN
Who should register?
- Children in grade 2 and 7 of the school year 2023-2024
- Children in public schools in grade 2 and 7 of the school year 2023-2024 or children who have missed a Sacrament at the usual time. Note: they must register for both Sacramental Prep and Sunday School
Please register using the buttons below.
FIRST RECONCILIATION & HOLY COMMUNION
The first parent meetings for First Reconciliation will be on Sunday, 15 Oct 2023 OR Tuesday, 17 Oct 2023. Please register BEFORE these two dates
Children in non-Catholic schools or who have missed a Sacrament at the usual time must register for Sunday School.
REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN!!!
THE RITE OF CHRISTIAN INITIATION FOR ADULTS
Who should register?
For adults (17 years and older) who want to become Catholics and practice the Catholic faith. The RCIA propram prepares them for Baptism, First Holy Communion and Confirmation
Begins on Oct 16, 2023 at 7 PM (Parish Hall)
Please register using the button below.
2nd COLLECTION FOR WORLD MISSION SUNDAY, 22 OCTOBER 2023
For World Mission Day, Pope Francis has chosen the theme that takes inspiration from the story of the disciples of Emmaus, in the Gospel of Luke (Lk 24:1335):
Hearts on fire, feet on the move.
On this Sunday, we join our Holy Father in supporting his missions. Together, through our prayers and financial support, we bring the Lord’s mercy and concrete help to the most vulnerable communities in the Pope’s missions.
1st Friday Devotion: THE MOST SACRED HEART OF JESUS
For increase in vocations
Friday, November 03, 2023
Rosary at 7:00 PM, Holy Mass at 7:30 PM followed by the Novena Prayers
“Come to me, all you who labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me; for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls.”
CWL thanks you for your donated items for our “Go Make A Difference” Food Drive Project to be given to Scarborough Feed Rouge Food Bank. May God continue to bless you all for your generosity.
And thank you to those of you who came to watch the documentary movie: “Mother Teresa: No Greater Love.”
DAY OF REFLECTION
Radical Gratitude: Prayer, Action & Babies in the World
Monday, October 30, 2023 – 9:00 AM – 3:30 PM
Manresa Jesuit Spiritual Renewal Centre
2325 Liverpool Rd., Pickering
Day of Reflection for Men and Women, including two sessions with Mary Jo Leddy, private prayer, an opportunity for confession, reflection and time to wander our grounds. The program will end with Mass.
Suggested offering: $65 per person (incl. lunch)
See the poster on the bulletin board for more info.
CHURCH BULLETIN ADVERTISING
Liturgical Publications will be setting up the advertisements for our church bulletins. The advertising will begin in Dec 2023 & supports the bulletin service.
Please support the bulletin and advertise your product or service.
Call Liturgical Publications at 905-624-4422.
ST. JOSEPH’S 11 AM SUNDAY CHOIR:
NEW MEMBERS WANTED!
Although we are a traditional choir, we sing a varied repertoire as the occasion permits. Previous musical training is an asset but not required. Rehearsals are held on Sunday after the 11 AM Mass.
Contact Jason Gotera (choir director) for more info.
The Good Shepherd Centre thanks you the parishioners of St. Joseph’s Church for your support and generosity during the Covid lockdown period, when, you provided
Edge Youth Ministry
EDGE Youth Ministry 2023—2024 has opened its registration for youth in grade 6, 7, and 8.
EDGE will meet on the 2nd and 4th Fridays of the month, starting from Oct 13th, 2023.
COME DISCOVER HOW THE WORD CREATES!
We grow in our relationship with God & one another through various activities: obstacle courses, escape room puzzles, team crafting & more.
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.
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.