November 12th 2017: 32nd Sunday in Ordinary Time

New to the Parish? Welcome!

You can register only by filling in this online Registration Form.

If you would prefer to fill in a paper Registration Form, these can be 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. November 11

  • 9:00 am Beatification of Frank Duff
  • 5:00 pm † Rosario Calandra

Sun. November 12

  • 9:00 am † Curtis Washer
  • 11:00 am For the People of our Parish
  • 7:00 pm † Alphonse Senthiyapilla

Mon. November 13

  • 9:00 am Intention of Maria & Tat Siu Fan

Tues. November 14

  • 9:00 am † Souls in Purgatory

Wed. November 15

  • 9:00 am † Cynthia Ferreira

Thurs. November 16

  • 9:00 am Intention of Teresa & Edwin Laberinto

Fri. November 17

  • 9:00 am
    • † Arnold Vincent Brooker
    • † Dr. Robin D’Costa
    • † Isaiah Witt
    • † Art & Maryann Reaume
    • † Deceased members of
    • Mislang & Paraan Families

Sat. November 18

  • 9:00 am Intention of Santos Family
  • 5:00 pm † Aida Reyes

Reflection

With these last Sundays of the church year, we prepare for the season of Advent and look forward in hope to the coming of Christ at the end of time. With joy we await God’s breaking into human history. But are we ready? The parable of the ten bridesmaids poses that question. They are like Christians with lamps burning, waiting for their Lord. There is a delay; when he finally arrives, the foolish ones are still unprepared, and are locked out of the wedding. The suddenness of the bridegroom’s arrival requires readiness on the part of all who would join in the feast of the kingdom. How could we be so foolish as not to prepare for that joyful reunion with the Lord? The first reading calls us to seek the wisdom of God; it is so easily found. In the psalm we express our longing for God as goal of our search. Finally, St. Paul’s letter tells us why we search and why we wait expectantly: it is our longing to be with the Lord always. Our Christian hope is to share in Christ’s glory forever.

(Sunday Mass Book For Canada)

Hospitality Ministry in our Parish

I was a stranger and you welcomed me. (Matthew 25:35)

Can I do more than we are already doing to make our Parish a place where all are welcome? Yes, we can. Can we do more to welcome people to our Sunday Masses? Of course we can and we should. Hospitality is an essential part of what our Lord expects of us. Fortunately we already have an active Ushers Ministry that we can build on and integrate into a comprehensive hospitality team of ushers, greeters, etc.

If you feel called to serve our community as a member of this welcoming team, please talk to any of the priests, deacons or call our Parish Office @ 416-282-0370.

 

Restoring Human Dignity

On Thursday, November 16 @ 7:00 p.m. The Canadian Catholic Bioethics Institute extends a cordial invitation to CCBI’s Annual Lecture: Restoring Human Dignity: The martyrdom of Public Faith, with speaker

Dr. Andrew P.W. Bennett. The focus will be on how we as Catholics are called to take bolder steps in affirming through a vibrant public faith the life-giving nature of human dignity and witness to the Incarnational reality of the human person. Free.

All are welcome.

This is taking place at Carr Hall, Fr. Robert Madden

Auditorium. 100 St. Joseph St. (at Queen’s Park Circle)

For further information contact CCBI @ 416-353-4224

Website: www.ccbi-utoronto.ca

2018 Sunday Missals

The 2018 Missals are now available for sale in the Narthex.

The cost is $5.00.

Sacramental Ministry - Welcome to our 2017-18 season!

See the Reconciliation & First Holy Communion sacrament page for more details

See the Confirmation sacrament page for more details

Enrollment Mass: Tuesday November 14th @ 7:00 p.m.

Parent Volunteer Screening & Facilitator

Workshop: Sunday November 19th @ 12:30 p.m. in Church Hall

Senior Men's High School Retreat

For men in grades 11 & 12 on November 25, 2017

The Office of Vocations is hosting a day retreat at Our Lady of the Airways Parish in Mississauga from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

This retreat will provide time to pray, interact & socialize with other young Catholic men. Seminarians deliver talks on practical aspects of faith.

The day includes Holy Mass, Adoration & Confession. Registration for the retreat is to be done online at: www.vocationstoronto.ca (under Programs) or http://bit.ly/2x8uMA.

For more information please call the Office of Vocations at 416-968-0997 or email: vocations@archtoronto.org

Knights of Columbus #11525 - Fall Family Pancake Breakfast

All Parishioners are invited to join us for our

FALL FAMILY PANCAKE BREAKFAST!

Taking place on Sunday November 26, 2017 after the 11:00 mass (12:15 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.)

Tickets are $5.00 each with which you will receive 3 Pancakes with syrup, 2 Breakfast Sausages, Fruit, Juice, Coffee/Tea

For tickets please contact

Peter D’Souza 416–283-3959 or Carlo Vacca 416-283-3536

All proceeds will be directed to Knights of Columbus Charities

 

Youth Ministry - EDGE

Edge called the Superheroes to gather Nov. 10th. Our pho-to booth captured heroic poses. We teamed together to squash out the Darkness in the Good vs. Evil Game. The presence of our REAL LIFE super heroes, the invisible Holy Spirit and Jesus our Saviour, was almost tangible. On Nov. 24th SuperGirl will help us find out which Super Powers we have in us.

We are expecting you! Registration is still open. Forms are in the Narthex and on St. Joseph’s website. You can also call Angie Bernard at 647-242-8429.

We also wish to express our appreciation to all the parishioners who came to meet us depicting certain Saints on October 29th. Your support is truly appreciated.

Catholic Women's League St. Joseph's Annual Bazaar!

Right to Life Christmas Cards

These are available for purchase. The cost is $8.00 per pack of 10 cards.

Membership Renewal for 2018 is taking place now. For both of these announcements please contact Lucia Vacca at 416-283-3536 for further information.

 

Knights of Columbus #11525 - Fallsview Casino Charity Bus Trip

Taking place on Saturday, November 25th leaving St. Joseph’s Parish at 9:00 a.m.

Ticket Cost: $10.00 which includes a $10.00 casino chip

Participants MUST be 19 years of age with government issued photo I.D.

This is in support of all charities our chapter supports.

For tickets please call Bryan @ 416-286-6631

Second Collection

Next week on November 18th/19th there will be a second collection for the Shepherds’ Trust. This is in support of the of the retired diocesan clergy of the Archdiocese of Toronto

St Issac Jogues

On Friday, November 24 @ 7:00 p.m. there will be a Christmas concert performance by the St. Michael’s Choir School.

Located at 1148 Finch Avenue in Pickering the ticket cost is $25.00. To order please call 905-831-3353 ext. 500.

 

Remembrance Day Reflection

Whether we live together in confidence and cohesion; with more faith and pride in ourselves and less self-doubt and hesitation; strong in the conviction that the destiny of Canada is to unite, not divide; sharing in cooperation, not in separation or in conflict; respecting our past and welcoming our future.

- Lester Pearson, Canada’s Fourteenth Prime Minister

 

Canada Flag

Lest we forget.