November 19th 2017: 33rd 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 18

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

Sun. November 19

  • 9:00 am † Eliseo Alarcon
  • 11:00 am For the People of our Parish
  • 7:00 pm † Eric Oliveros

Mon. November 20

  • 9:00 am Intention of Mario & Maria Simao

Tues. November 21

  • 9:00 am † Deaceased members of Bass & Lannan Families

Wed. November 22

  • 9:00 am † Lorraine Winslow

Thurs. November 23

  • 9:00 am † Brain Canham

Fri. November 24

  • 9:00 am
    • Intention of Darryl Siriam
    • † Saverimuth Asirvatham
    • † Rosalia Florio
    • † Jimmy Juge
    • † Marjorie Alonzo-Lopez

Sat. November 25

  • 9:00 am † Deceased members of Pinto Family
  • 5:00 pm † Benito Barrieri

Family of Faith Campaign

Thank you for your commitment to our parish’s Family of Faith campaign. The efforts that we make together will further the Pastoral Plan and mission of our Church. Please remember to honour the pledge that you made. As payments are made, funds will be deposited in our account to address a number of parish priorities.

We ask that donations are not placed in the collection baskets.

Payments should be made directly to the campaign at:
Donations Processing Centre

Family of Faith Campaign

1155 Yonge Street,

Toronto, Ontario M4T 1W2

Reflection

The parable of the talents, like so many of Jesus’ parables, is intended to shock us into a right perception of our responsibilities as Christians. As we wait expectantly for the Lord, how should we act? A man has left his money with some servants so that in his absence it might be invested. Two servants make a profit, but the third hides the money in fear. The punishment of this servant reminds us that the gospel message has been entrusted to servant reminds us that the gospel message has been entrusted to us as Christians. We have no right to hoard it unproductively; it is given to be passed on to others. Those wise servants who spread the gospel are invited to join in their master’s happiness. The first reading provides an Old Testament example of a purposeful and productive woman who deserves a reward for her work and generosity. It is our job to work and wait, St. Paul tells us. We need not be curious about the time of Christ’s coming to reward us: the Day of the Lord will come upon us unexpectedly. If we are acting like children of light, we will be ready.

(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.

 

Christmas Bells Event

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

Archdiocese of Toronto

By participating in the Friars’ Student Writing Award Students aged 14-18 are invited to write a 500 word essay on the theme for the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity, celebrated January 18—25, 2018.

The theme for this coming year is

Your right hand, O Lord, glorious in  power

(cf. Exodus 15:6).

Students should read the Scripture passage Exodus 15:1-21 and respond to the

following question in the essay:

Just as the Israelites sought deliverance from enslavement, in contemporary society the dignity of all people is threatened by new enslavements to poverty, violence, injustice and addictions. In what ways can Christians of all denominations work together to stave off these assaults to human dignity? Explain.

First prize is an IPad Pro (128 GB), second prize is a Kobo Aura H2O Edition2 and third to sixth prizes are a one year subscription to The Catholic Register and other prizes.

Essays will be edited and published in The Catholic Register.

Deadline for entries is January 8, 2018.

E-mail your essay to editor@catholicregister.org or FAX it to 416-934-3409 (please include your full name, email address, phone number and the name of your school on the front page of the essay).

For further information please call

An opportunity you should not miss!

 

Faith tells us that in the Mass we are standing before the most vital event in the history of the world. We stand before the One who died for our sins and rose again to give us new life.

(Knowing God even Better,2004)

Youth Ministry - EDGE

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.

St. Vincent de Paul Christmas Appeal

All donations, large or small are appreciated.

They can be placed in the Society of St. Vincent de Paul “Neighbours in Need” Box after Mass or dropped off at the Church.

If you or your workplace would like to sponsor a family, give us a call for details at 416-282-0370 ext. 217. Please contact us before December 3rd.

This will ensure all our families are cared for.

Your donation and other donations are combined to buy gift cards from No-Frills and Wal-Mart so our families can attend their individual needs and provide their children a wonderful Christmas day.

Income Tax receipts are provided for all donations received. These receipts will be mailed out by the end of January. Store receipts are required for donated gift baskets but not required for donated gift cards.

If you know of any family in the parish who could use some extra help this Christmas or for further infor-mation, please do not hesitate to call us at the aforementioned number.

Thank you for your generosity and God Bless.

https://www.stjosephstoronto.org/christmas-appeal/

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 - 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

 

Our Lady of Lourdes Church

Are hosting the “Joy of Christmas Concert”

Featuring

  • Gianmario Cavallaro, Conductor,
  • Sara Papini, Soprano 
  • Romulo Delgado, Tenor

Performing classical pieces by Gioachino Rossini, Pietro Mascagni, Ennio Morricone and more

Tickets are $20.00 each.

For more information visit https://portal.clubrunner.ca/1169

Taking place on Saturday, December 2nd, 2017

Our Lady of Lourdes Church

520 Sherbourne Street

Beginning at 7:30 p.m.