November 13 2016: 33rd Sunday in Ordinary Time – Year C

Masses for the Week

Sat Nov 12

  • 9:00am Intention of Tat Siu & Maria Fan
  • 5:00pm Aida Reyes

Sun Nov 13

  • 9:00am Maria Querobina Lobo
  • 11:00am For the People of the Parish
  • 7:00pm Dolphy D’Silva

Mon Nov 14

  • 9:00am Curtis Washer

Tues Nov 15

  • 9:00am Valerie Crasto

Wed Nov 16

  • 9:00am Valerie Crasto


  • 9:00am Thanksgiving -Couture Family

Fri Nov 18

  • 9:00
    • Thanksgiving – Shannon & Faivel
    • George Hanrahan
    • Antonina Ruscica
    • Luigi D’Amelio
    • Mervyn Welch & Deceased Members of the Welch Family

Sat Nov 19

  • 9:00am Deceased Members of the Knights of Columbus
  • 5:00pm Paul Liao


As we near the end of the Church year, we are re-minded once again that we can expect to be tested. Should we take today’s gospel as a precise description of how the world will end? No; what must come will come – suffering is inevitable – but we should not be distracted from Christ’s presence in our lives. The Temple will be destroyed, imposters will speak in Jesus’ name – do not believe them. Through cosmic catastrophe and personal persecution the believer must trust. Our trials will be blessings allowing us to witness to Jesus who will tell us what to say. Even if we are betrayed, we must remain faithful; God will not abandon us and in the end, we will be graced with his life. Malachi prophesies that the day of judgement will be for the wicked a day of doom; but God-fearers can look forward to it with eagerness. Should we stop work-ing because of rumours of Christ’s coming? Paul reproves those Thessalonians who use this as an excuse for laziness; their worker-apostle paid his own way. Until Christ does come, let us act like responsible members of his community of the world

The Source of Mercy: Special Event for the Closing of the Year of Mercy

St. Peter’s Church 840 Bathurst St., Toronto November 19, 2016 @ 7:00 pm

This event for the end of the Year of Mercy is hosted by the Sisters of Life and includes a holy hour with testimonies of mercy, music by local musician Joe Zambon and a Eucharistic procession. Confessions will be available. Receive a jubilee indulgence at the temporary holy door, designated specially for this event.

CONTACT: Sisters of Life

PHONE: 416-463-2722



Catholic Moms Group

Love, Laughter, Moments of Grace

Our Parish will be starting a Mothers Group soon. An opportunity for moms to connect with other moms!!! Are you a mom? Do want to meet other Catholic moms and share experiences? Do you want to be refreshed? Nourish your faith? Then come to the first meeting of moms on Thursday, November 17 from 7:30 – 8:30p.m.

For more information, please contact Cecilia Cote at or call 647-648-4026 or see the poster on the Narthex Bulletin Board.

Family Pancake Brunch

All Parishioners are invited to a FALL Family Pancake Brunch

Sponsored by St. Joseph – Knights of Columbus

on Sunday, November 27, 2016

After the 11:00 mass – from 12:15 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Tickets are $5.00 each, and includes:

  • 3 Pancakes/Syrup
  • 2 Breakfast sausages
  • Fruit Juice, coffee/tea

For tickets contact:

Proceeds of this event to the Local Charities

Tickets on sale after all weekend masses

Line Dancing Classes

cwlCome one, come all and have some fun!


St. Joseph’s Parish Hall (200 Morrish Road)

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

Refreshments & Snacks


  • Wednesdays: October 12, 19, 26
  • Wednesdays: November 9, 16, 23, 30
  • Wednesdays: December, 7, 14, 21 (Room 2)

We invite all members, parishioners and friends.

For more information contact: Ingrid Hart at 416-282-8775

St. Vincent De Paul Christmas Appeal

Vincent De Paul - Christmas AppealAll donations, large or small, are appreciated. They can be placed in the Society of St. Vincent de Paul Poor Box after Mass or dropped off at the Parish Office.

If you or your workplace would like to sponsor a family, give us a call for details on a family. Please contact us before December 4th which is the date that we would like to have our Christmas list completed.

Your donation and other donations are combined to purchase gift cards from No-Frills and Walmart to match the needs of the families on our Christmas List. Early donations are greatly appreciated.

Income Tax receipts are given for all donations received. These receipts will be mailed out in late January 2017. Store receipts are required for donated gift cards/baskets.

If you know of any family in the parish who could use some help this Christmas or if you need further information, contact us through the Parish Office at 416-282-0370 Ext. 217.

Sacramental Preparation – Key Dates 2016 – 2017


  • Sacrament of Reconciliation – November 26, 2016 10:00-11:30a.m.

Note: A number of Priests will be available for the ninety minutes
noted above. You do not need to stay for the whole duration. Parents
and family members are encouraged to also participate in the
sacrament at this time.


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

  • 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)


  • Enrollment Mass: Tuesday, November 1st @ 7:00pm
  • Parent Volunteer Meeting: Sunday, November 6 @ 12:15pm in the Church Hall
  • Confirmation Classes: January – May 2017
  • Class Lists will be posted in December on the Narthex Bulletin Boards
  • Confirmation Retreats: To be hosted by each elementary school

St Joseph’s Catholic Women’s League Annual Bazaar

Saturday November 19th, 2016 9:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Come & Join Us

CWL apple pies, Tea room, International foods, Vendors, Treasures, Baked Goods

Your donations of baked goods and gently used household items will be greatly appreciated. These can be dropped off on Friday November 18th in the Church Hall from 1:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

For more information please call Ingrid – 416-282-8775 or Lucia 416-283-3536