June 19 2016: 12th Sunday in Ordinary Time – Year C

Masses for the Week – June 18 – 25, 2016

Sat June 18

  • 9:00am Thanksgiving – Sarah Sebastian & family
  • 5:00pm Fred Monaghan

Sun June 19

  • 9:00am Deceased Members of the Rodrigues
  • 11:00am For the People of the Parish
  • 7:00pm Giovanni & Aquilina Vacca

Mon June 20

  • 9:00am Souls in Purgatory

Tues June 21

  • 9:00am Deceased & Living Members of T.J. Greene & family

Wed June 22

  • 9:00am Sonya Van Veen

Thurs June 23

  • 9:00am Claudina Sequeira


  • 9:00am
    • Curtis Washer
    • Antoinetta Fernandes

Sat June 25

  • 9:00am Kathleen Hannan
  • 5:00pm Deceased & Living Members of the Catholic Women’s League


Jesus asks us, “Who am I for you?” – a question answer-able only after familiarity with Jesus in prayer, much as Jesus asks the disciples after his own prayerful conversation with the Father. Then they are most able to recognize their master’s identity, and Peter confesses Jesus to be the messiah. They are told to keep this secret as Jesus speaks openly about a harder truth, that he must suffer as the scriptures have foretold. Jesus’ followers too must be willing to die to themselves every day in imitation of their saviour. The first reading prophesies, for those who contemplate the death of God’s anointed one, a change of heart and deeper love. The letter to the Galatians contains a revolutionary theology of liberation. Sin divides, faith unites. We should so prize our unity in Christ that we do away in practice with all racial, religious, social and sexual inequalities in the company of the baptized now, not only in the coming kingdom. We the Church must be converted if we are to live out to the full our profession of faith in Jesus the Lord.

Sunday Mass Book


During the months of July and August, the following masses will continue: Saturday 9:00am and First Fridays 9:00am and 7:30pm .


Our Sunday Bulletin will not be published during the months of July and August. The last bulletin before the summer break will be Sunday, June 26. Publication will resume on September 4. Items for first fall bulletin must be submitted by noon on Monday August 29, 2016.


The Parish Office will be closed on Friday July 1st (Canada Day), Monday August 1st (Civic Holiday) and September 4 (Labour Day)


The Parish Office hours for July and August will be as follows: Monday – Thursday: 9:00a.m. – 5:00p.m. (closed for lunch from 12:30 – 1:30p.m.) Friday: 9:00a.m. – 1:00p.m

Please note that sessions for Faith Enrichment and the Prayer Group will be discontinued during the summer months and will reconvene in mid-September.

Have a safe and wonderful Summer!


Alfred Alevras, Giuseppe Florio, and James Santos.

(Names will remain on this list for the month)



Joseph Parish Hall (200 Morrish Rd)


  • Wednesday May 18, 25
  • Wednesday June 1 Room 2
  • Wednesday June 8, 15, 22, 29

Come one, come all and have some fun!

Start time: 7:00 p.m. $2.00 per class

We invite all members, parishioners and friends

Contact: Ingrid Hart 416-282-8775

Refreshments and Snacks

Confidence Building Group for Young Women

July 13, 2016 @ 1:00 pm

Wednesdays, July 13 to August 17 – 1 to 4 p.m.

Catholic Family Services of Toronto (North Office)
5799 Yonge St., Suite 300

Are you looking for a new and exciting experience this summer? If you are between the ages of 16 and 19, we invite you to join us for six weeks of self-discovery, personal growth and fun! This is a unique opportunity to meet new friends, build confidence and develop life-long leadership skills. An initial appointment will be required to ensure group suitability. If you are interested please feel free to contact us.

Cost is $30 per session (subsidies are available).

We hope to hear from you!

CONTACT: Andrea Jaramillo

PHONE: 416-921-1163 ext. 2224

EMAIL: ajaramil-lo@cfstoronto.com


(Sponsored by the Knights of Columbus)

SUNDAY, JULY 3rd at ADAMS PARK — 1 to 5 p.m.

ENTRANCE to the Park is off Port Union on Rozell Rd.

Come and enjoy a fun day and get to know each other as members of the St. Joseph, Highland Creek Parish Family. We look forward to meeting our fellow Family members.

This event is open to all Parishioners.

Games and fun for the whole family.

A special welcome is extended to the youth.

BBQ food and refreshments will be available

(for a nominal fee).

Remember to bring your lawn chairs.

For further information call: Peter D’Souza 416-283-3959

Tour of Historic St. Michael’s Catholic Cemetery

July 10, 2016 @ 2:00 pm

St. Michael’s Catholic Cemetery

Entrance on Yonge St., south of St. Clair Ave.

Hidden behind the storefronts of Yonge Street and St. Clair Avenue lies the “Quiet Gentle Surprise” that is St. Michael’s Cemetery. Join us as we take a step back in time to the in-fancy of our city and archdiocese as we tour this historic cemetery.

CONTACT: Amy Profenna or Frank Jannetta

PHONE: 416-733- 8544

32nd Annual Rosary Sunday

September 11, 2016 @ 12:00 noon

Martyrs’ Shrine
Midland, ON (Enter at Ogden’s Beach Rd.)

  • 12 p.m.
    • Outdoor Mass at the Polish altar. Outdoor confessions prior to Mass
  • 2:30 p.m.
    • Procession of the Blessed Sacrament with the Living Rosary and benediction at the Papal Altar Celebrant and homilist: Rev. Bernard Carroll, SJ.

Bring your rosary, lawn chair or blanket and family. For more information email: living-rosary@rogers.com

Truth, Reconciliation and Hope Conference

June 22, 2016 @ 8:00 am

Alumni Hall, University of St. Michael’s College

121 St. Joseph St., Toronto Wheelchair Accessible

A vision for a new Canada. Join the conversation and hear speak-ers such as Cree Knowledge Keeper Noel Starblanket, Dr. Marie Wilson, Commissioner, Truth and Reconciliation Commission, The Rt. Hon. Paul Martin, Charlie Angus, MP, and Grand Chiefs Joe Norton and Abram Benedict, among many others. Reception to follow at Regis College with Guest of Honour, Thomas Cardinal Collins, Chancellor, University of St. Michael’s College.

The Truth, Reconciliation and Hope Conference is hosted by the University of St. Michael’s College and the Jesuits in English Canada. Net proceeds for the Mother Teresa Middle School, Regina, SK. Sponsorship and Matching Gift opportunities are available.

Audrey Assad: Live in Concert

June 23, 2016 @ 7:30 pm

Blessed Trinity Church

3220 Bayview Ave., Toronto

Join young adults for a concert featuring renowned Catholic singer/ songwriter Audrey Assad. We will have refreshments and fellow-ship following the concert in the parish hall. General admission is FREE! A freewill offering will be collected for Archdiocesan refu-gee resettlement efforts.

CONTACT: Office of Catholic Youth

PHONE: 416-599- 7676

EMAIL: youth@ocytoronto.org

WEB: www.ocytoronto.org