May 8 2016: Ascension of the Lord – Year C

Masses for the Week - May 7 - 14, 2016

Sat May 7

  • 9:00am Naphie Tomie
  • 5:00pm Maria Merces Furtado

Sun May 8

  • 9:00am Sebastian Mbaiya
  • 11:00am For the People of the Parish
  • 7:00pm Intention of Van Pham

Mon May 9

  • 9:00am Eusebio San Juan

Tues May 10

  • 9:00am Fred Monaghan

Wed May 11

  • 9:00am Margaret Mullane

Thurs May 12

9:00am Souls in Purgatory

Fri May 13

  • 9:00am
    • Intention of Mario & Maria Simao
    • Cao Thi Kinh
    • Joseph Baso
    • Nevina Bothelo
    • Angelina Macchione


  • 9:00am Maria Merces Furtado
  • 5:00pm Miguel Reyes


Within the fifty days of Easter, the feast of the Ascen-sion emphasizes Jesus’ return to the Father and its con-sequence: his charge to make disciples of the world. The letter to the Ephesians tells us that Jesus is head of the Church, his body on earth. We see him asserting this authority both in Acts and the gospel as he takes leave of his followers. Through preaching, sacramental ministry and instruction, the Church will continue Christ’s work of making disciples. The misunderstand-ing and doubt which characterize his followers as he says farewell make it clear that this work is God’s, not human doing. It is the Spirit of Christ who gives faith and strength to these human witnesses and makes it possible for them to continue Jesus’ work in the world. One day the entire human family will recognize God to be God, and Christ will be worshipped as king and head of humankind. To hasten that day we join the psalmist in singing God’s praise

Sunday Mass Book


A Reunion of all Altar Servers at St. Joseph’s Parish, Highland Creek will be held on Saturday, August 27, 2016.

All Altar Servers, both currently serving and those who have served in our Parish over the past many years, are invited to attend this first ever Reunion together with your families. Mass will be celebrated at 5:00 p.m. followed by a Reception in the Church Hall.

Please save this important date, as we would be thrilled to have you attend to celebrate this occasion with us. Let us make this an eventual event. Details will follow closer the date.

Thank you,

Eric Pinto

Altar Servers Ministry

St. Joseph’s Church, Highland Creek


We extend congratulations to our young parishioners, from Cardinal Leger Catholic Elementary School, St. Dominic Savio Catholic Elementary School, and St. Jean de Brebeuf Catholic Elementary School, who received the sacrament of Confirmation last Sunday. May they continue to grow and be nurtured in their spiritual journey through the help of their families and teachers.


Giuseppe Florio, Julie Lee, James Santos, Sonya Van Veen and Sean Viegas

(Names will remain on this list for the month)


The Archdiocese of Toronto is accepting financial contributions for humanitarian relief following the disastrous effects of a serious earthquake on April 16 in Ecuador.

The 7.8 magnitude earthquake and aftershocks have devastated huge areas of Ecuador, with nearly 600 people reported dead, an-other 5,700 injured and 24,000 families left homeless. Contribu-tions can be made through our parish as well through the Archdio-cese of Toronto online portal at

Relief workers from the official Catholic relief agency, Caritas Internationalis, are on the ground and assessing the need for assis-tance. Caritas teams are preparing to deliver tarps, hygiene and cooking kits. There is also a need for tents and inflatable boats because roads to some of the affected areas are impassable. In the coming weeks and months, Caritas will assess longer-term shelter needs. The situation is very difficult in the affected regions, as poverty had already left people living in precarious conditions.

Those wishing to help may do so in the following ways:

Online through the Archdiocese of Toronto website: OR

• By phone through the Development Office – 416-934-3411

HEALING SERVICE by Fr. Joby Kachappilly


200 Morrish Road, Scarborough

on Thursday, May 12, 2016 at 7:00p.m.

The Prayer Group of St. Joseph’s Church invites all parishioners and friends to come and share a Spiritual uplifting evening.


May 16 - 6:30 p.m.

Catholic Pastoral Centre 1155 Yonge St., Toronto - 4th Floor

Catholic Family Services and New Beginnings invite you to attend a New Beginnings talk with Fr. Alexander Laschuk, JCL on what the Catholic Church teaches about the Sacrament of Marriage and how and why in some cases a declaration of nullity (annulment) is granted. Fr. Alexander is the Associate Judicial Vicar with the Catholic Marriage Tribunal of the Archdiocese of Toronto.

Talks are open to those who have experienced loss through death, separation or divorce or to anyone interested in the topic presented.

For inquiries, please contact Alex Lopechuk, MSW, RSW.,Psyn.D. at 416-921-1163 Ext. 2227 or email:


Scarboro Missions

2685 Kingston Rd., Scarborough

Mondays, May 9 and 16

  • 7 to 8:30 p.m. or

Tuesdays, May 10 and 17

  • 10:30 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Scarboro Missions invites you to discover "The Joy of Love." Fr. Dave Warren, SFM will facilitate an exploration of Pope Francis' recent Apostolic Exhortation which followed the 2015 Synod on the Family. This educational series is free and open to all. For more information call 416-261-7135 or check the website at:


Holy Family Parish at 91 Ribblesdale Drive, Whitby, will be holding a weekend Marriage Preparation course in Fall 2016.

The course will run as follows:

  • Friday, September 30: 7:00 - 9:00p.m
  • Saturday, October 1: 9:00a.m. - 6:00p.m.
  • Sunday, October 2: 9:00a.m. - 5:00p.m.

For more information and to register, please call Tess at 905-665-6470


Vincent de Paul LogoDear Fellow Parishioners:

The society of Saint Vincent de Paul thanks you for your very generous support and donations for our Bundle Up Weekend. As always we are very grateful.

Ode to Mothers

Mothers cannot do it all

But surely do they try.


Mothers hear the angel's call,

To comfort all who cry.


Mothers for themselves may fall,

For others they will fly.


Mother's bear the weight of all,

For their children, they would die.


A Mother's gift extends beyond

All bounds of time and space.


Her lovingness and nurturing

Make Earth a peaceful place.