June 25th 2017: 12th Sunday in Ordinary Time

New to the Parish? Welcome!

Registration Form are found at the Church’s entrances.

You can drop off your completed form in an offertory basket.

Don’t forget we have a website that provides information about our parish.

Masses for the Week

Sat. June 24

  • 9:00 am †Pedro & Luiza Rodrigues
  • 5:00 pm †Amy Moniz

Sun. June 25

  • 9:00 am †Giuseppe Cornacchia
  • 11:00 am For the People of our Parish
  • 7:00 pm †Wilfred Kingson

Mon. June 26

  • 9:00 am †V.T. Ganesh

Tues. June 27

  • 9:00 am †Norman Hutton & Family

Wed. June 28

  • 9:00 am †Larry Lalonde

Thurs. June 29

  • 9:00 am †John Arsenault

Fri. June 30

  • 9:00 am
    • Intention of Juanita Hui & Family
    • Intention of Ammini Malayil
    • †Norman Hutton & Family
    • †Lorne Devine
    • †Jim Malcom

Sat. July 1

  • 9:00 am Intention for Julia Quiogue
  • 5:00 pm †Ercole Raponi


Jesus has not promised an easy road to those who follow him. The way of discipleship includes frustration and suffering, and perhaps persecution. Jeremiah’s confession helps us to understand the trials of those who speak on behalf of God. The prophet knows disloyalty but experiences God’s nearness in the midst of mortal danger. He prays with the joy of those whose hope is in God, who have cast their fear on the Lord.

He is a Christ-figure, as is the speaker of today’s psalm; they represent all who are persecuted for God’s name. Though we disciples may not die as martyrs, we are given the opportunity of confessing Christ in our daily lives. Our loyalty to him must be complete. How can we remain faithful under persecution? Jesus encourages us to trust our Father fully; since he loves us so much we need not be afraid.

After all, are we not worth more than many sparrows?

Sunday Mass Book For Canada

Archdiocese joins interfaith response to African food crisis

The Archdiocese of Toronto has joined the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops and faith communities across Canada in launching a joint appeal entitled Pray-Give-Speak Out, in response to the desperate food crisis in South Sudan, Yemen, Nigeria and Somalia.

This joint appeal aims to engage the faithful in three ways:

  1. Pray: Keeping the people suffering in our prayers.
  2. Give: Making a financial contribution to support those affected by the crisis.
  3. Speak Out: Becoming better informed and to speak about the crisis with family, friends and neighbours. In addition, contacting your local Members of Parliament.

If you want to help you can go to the Archdiocese’s website https://community.archtoronto.org/ or call the Development Office at 416-934-3411 or donate through your parish.

Please make the cheques payable to: St. Joseph’s Parish - African Famine - Humanitarian Relief

St. Joseph’s Schedule for Summer 2017

Attention donors to our parish’s Family of Faith campaign

Please help the Family of Faith campaign maintain its records by letting them know of any changes to your information, including your e-mail address.

Please contact the Donations Processing Centre at campaign@archtoronto.org or call 416-934-3400 ext. 555

Development of Peace’s 50th Anniversary

Did you know that in 2001 following the invasions of Iraq and Afghanistan, Development and Peace  expanded its program in the Middle East. Participation of the most excluded, including women was encouraged. In Afghanistan the main focus of our program is to support citizen participation in the development of this young democracy, improve societal conditions for women and to promote peace at all levels of society. To find out more about the work of D&P or to become a member or donor, visit our website at devp.org/en/get-involved

Street Patrol

Wednesdays, July 5 to August 30; 6:30 to 9:00 p.m.

St. Patirick’s Parish

131 McCaul Street, Toronto

Street Patrol is a walk through Toronto’s downtown core, offering food and friendship to the homeless. Food and drink are prepared independently ahead of time by you or your group. You may volunteer once or as many times as you wish. Individual or small groups do not need to contact Street Patrol in advance. You may just show up. Larger groups, please book ahead. Please look at the FAQ page on our website for further information.

Contact: Lucio Email: inmylife@rogers.com

Phone: 416-738-9197

EDGE - Youth

If you will be in Grade 6, 7, or 8 in September 2017 St. Joseph’s Youth Ministry is accepting registrations.

So far what’s scheduled……

  • Oct. 13 Kick-off Nov. 10 Calling all Superheros
  • Oct. 27 Holy-Ween Nov. 24 SuperGirl
  • Oct. 29* Greet a Saint Dec. 8 A Star is Born

*Sunday Dates for 2018 still to come

Application forms are in the Narthex and on line at Youth EDGE

St. Joseph’s Parish Picnic

The Catholic Women’s League of St. Joesph’s Parish…

would like to express their appreciation for the Parish Community, Knights of Columbus, friends and the many sisters in the League who contributed to the success of the 2017 Heritage Day Community Festival Fundraiser.

It is due to your generous contributions and hard work that we are able to serve our parish and support our many charities.

Thank you again and God Bless you all.

Ministries in need of New Members

Do you think that God may be calling you to use your talents to serve our parish as an Usher/Greeter or as a member of the Legion of Mary?

There is plenty of room in these ministries. Please call the office if you have any interest in enriching the parish by serving in any of these ministries.

Good Shepherd Provide-A-Meal Program