January 8 2017: Solemnity of The Epiphany of our Lord Year A

Masses for the Week

Sat Jan. 7

  • 9:00am †Intentions of Maria & Mario Simao
  • 5:00pm †Mary Louise Crochet


  • 9:00am †Betty Stalteri
  • 11:00am For the People of the Parish
  • 7:00pm †Luigi D’Amelio


  • 9:00am †Ercole Raponi

Tues Jan 10

  • 9:00am †Tranquilina Pascual

Wed Jan 11

  • 9:00am †Kathleen O’Neill


  • 9:00am †Souls in Purgatory

Fri Jan 13

  • 9:00am
    • †Lucia Paulina DeSouza
    • †Sumithra Lokugamage
    • †Ambrosia & Segundo Tumulak
    • †Eusebia Bensi
    • †Nicolasa Sumagang

Sat Jan 14

  • 9:00am † Maxima Viegas
  • 5:00pm †Mary Menezes


Today’s feast, older than Christmas, marks the showing of Jesus to the world. Once revelation had been limited to the chosen people of Israel; now it extends to all nations. In the persons of the wise men the world comes bearing gifts to worship its King. The magi responded to signs, even to that most surprising sign of God’s presence in the world, a little child cared for by its mother. God manifests who he is in weakness and simplicity rather than in power. The psalm brings to mind Jesus’ ministry to the needy; one day all humankind will worship and serve him as God’s son. Isaiah speaks of the presence of God as a great light rising over the city of Jerusalem, drawing peoples from all over the earth out of their darkness. God’s presence makes his people radiant, and praise to him wells up spontaneously. God’s revelation of himself to the world is the great mystery of which Ephesians speaks; all of us without exception are called to be members of Christ’s body and radiant signs of his glory.

Archdiocese of Toronto Celebrates 175th Anniversary

December 17 marks the 175th anniversary of the Arch-diocese of Toronto, kicking off a year-long celebration of this historic milestone. Originally part of the Diocese of Kingston, on December 17, 1841, Pope Gregory XVI formally created the Diocese of Toronto and named Michael Power its first bishop.

The Archdiocese of Toronto is planning numerous historical and spiritual activities to commemorate the 175th anniversary, including a large-scale celebration at St. Michael’s Cathedral Basilica on May 30, 2017. In acknowledging this significant anniversary, Cardinal Thomas Collins remarked:

“It is a tremendous blessing to commemorate the 175th anniversary of the Archdiocese of Toronto. It is always a joy to express my gratitude to those, past and present, who have made incredible contributions to our city, province and country, inspired by their faith. Over the next year, we will honour the past, energize our present faith community and look forward to an exciting future.”

More information on the Archdiocese of Toronto 175th celebrations can be accessed by visiting: www.archtoronto.org.

Sacramental Preparation – Key Dates 2016 – 2017

First Communion

  • 1st Parent Meeting
    • Sunday, February 5th at 1:00pm in the Church Hall
  • Repeat 1st Parent Meeting
    • Monday, February 6th, @7.00pm in the Church

(You are encouraged to bring your children to this session as we will do a walk-through of the Eucharist Celebration)

  • 2nd Parent Meeting
    • Sunday March 5th @ 1:00pm in the Church Hall
  • Repeat 2nd Parent Meeting
    • Monday, March 6 @ 7:00pm in the Church

(You are encouraged to bring your children to this session as we will do a walk-through of the Eucharist Celebration)


Message from St. Vincent De Paul Society

This year our Christmas appeal was a great success. For 84 families their Christmas was a little brighter. We wish to express our appreciation and thanks to all of you for your generous response to the families in need in our midst.

Blessings to each and everyone of you in this New Year!

In all things I have shown you that by so toiling one must help the weak, remembering the words of the Lord Jesus, how he said “It is more blessed to give than to receive.
– Acts 20:35 R.S.V.

Good Shepherd Provide-A-Meal Program

Thank you once again from the Good Shepherd Refuge!

The casseroles parishioners prepare feed the needy that drop in to the Good Shepherd Refuge on Queen Street East, in downtown Toronto.

How the program works:

  • We provide you the casserole container and recipe
  • You prepare the same meal once per month
  • Keep some for your family – it’s delicious!
  • Drop off the casserole on the dates below between 9:30a.m. and 10:00a.m. after the Saturday morning mass at the west parking lot
  • Pick up an empty container when you do the drop off
  • You’re done!

Want to participate in this program? Contact Annie Alkins (416)-283-7420

2017 Pick Up dates

  • Jan 7
  • Feb 4
  • Mar 4
  • Apr 1
  • May 6
  • Jun 3
  • Jul 8
  • Aug – no pick up
  • Sep 9
  • Oct 7
  • Nov 4
  • Dec 2

Bereavement Ministry Training

These sessions are designed for the development and training of parish volunteers so they may provide a ministry to the bereaved in a parish setting. Participants will engage in an interactive, faith-based educational and spiritual opportunity.

Please bring your own lunch on Saturday.
Cost of workbook (optional): $40.00

Saturdays, February 11, 18, 25, 2017
10:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Saviour of the World Chinese Parish
30 Bristol Road, West Mississauga

Registration deadline: Monday February 6th
Organized by the Office of Formation for Discipleship

Prayer Group

Our Prayer Group will begin on Thursday January 12th with mass at 7:30 p.m. in the church. All are welcome.

St. Brendan School – Lunchtime Supervisors

St. Brendan School is still accepting applications for 2 (two) Lunchtime Supervisors. Please contact the school for an application. Tel. No. 416-393-5397

Youth Ministry Annoouncement

St. Joseph’s church is very happy to welcome our parishioner, Angie Bernard onto our Ministries team as our Youth Minister. We look forward to seeing all the good works our youth are involved in. Congratulations Angie!

Should you wish to learn more about this team, you can e-mail her at Youth.ministry@stjosephstoronto.org or drop a note off at the Parish office.

Recently in Pope Francis’ New Year’s address he referred to the current issues of the youth saying “society should push for true inclusion that provides work that is worthy, free, creative, participatory and solidary.”

Toronto Catholic District School Board – Kindergarten Registration

January 18, 2017

10:00 am

Imagine the Possibilities: Junior Kindergarten in the Toronto Cath-olic District School Board provides children with a variety of learning experiences in a caring, faith based environment. Students develop a positive attitude about themselves and others, become more independent and responsible, develop self-regulation and social skills, and learn to solve problems.

Parents can apply online beginning at 10 a.m. on January 18 at SOAR.tcdsb.org and follow up with a visit to the school to present required documents. Or they can register at their local school with the required documents beginning January 18, 2017 at 10 a.m.

WEB: www.tcdsb.org/kindergartenregistration

PHONE: 416-222-8282 ext. 5314