November 26th 2017: 34th Sunday in Ordinary Time – Christ The King!

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 25

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

Sun. November 26

  • 9:00 am † Lynn Dias & Sabu Rebello
  • 11:00 am For the People of our Parish
  • 7:00 pm † Isaiah Witt

Mon. November 27

  • 9:00 am † Cristino & Anita Balin

Tues. November 28

  • 9:00 am Intention of Andrew Fan

Wed. November 29

  • 9:00 am Intention of Denis Gracias

Thurs. November 30

  • 9:00 am † Gerardo Laberinto

Fri. December 1

  • 9:00 am
    • Intention of Joanne Cline
    • Intention of Francis Gracias
    • † Martin & Arnolta Raposo
    • † Alfred & Matilda Hannah
    • † Deceased members of Estrada &
    • Osoteo Families
  • 7:30 pm
    • † Joe Desa

Sat. December 2

  • 9:00 am † Jose Desa
  • 5:00 pm † CWL Members living & deceased

Reflection

On this feast of Christ the king, the gospel teaches about Jesus’ coming at the end of time. The judgment which Christ will then make will be based on how we have treated the powerless of this world. For our glorious king, the poor man of Nazareth, has identified himself with them. If we do not recognize Jesus in the poor, we may not see him at all. Can we accept such a king? On our answer rests our judgement. St. Paul calls Christ king because in him we will be given life for ever. On the Day of the Lord, Jesus will hand over to his Father all those for whom he died and who have lived under his rule. Ezekiel tells us that the true king rules as a shepherd. The prophet presents God as a shepherd king who takes personal care of his flock. Should any become lost or confused, he rescues them. God claims the right to judge the flock over which he exercises such watchful concern. The psalm expresses grateful praise of our good shepherd. We have known God’s affection; we can trust him to bring us home.

(Sunday Mass Book For Canada)

Youth Ministry - EDGE

On November 24th, Supergirl helped us come to a deeper understanding of two fruits of the Holy Spirit. Thank you Jesus, our saviour, for being the ULTIMATE example of generosity and charity. Creative skits had us thinking of how these fruits can be live out in daily life.

Good Shepherd Provide-A-Meal-Program 2018

Campaign Life Christmas Cakes

Once again Mr. Roy Fox will be selling Christmas cakes in the Narthex on the weekends from December 3rd to December 17th.

Sales will occur after Saturday’s 5:00 p.m. mass and

Sunday’s 9:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. masses.

No sales on Sunday evening.

These traditional Fruit Cakes are made by the Monks residing at Val Notre Dame Abbey and are $18.00 each.

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!

 

Christmas Bells Event

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/

C.W.L.

The Catholic Women’s League of St. Joseph’s Parish would like to thank the Knights of Columbus for helping to setup and take down the tables and your ongoing support. To our friends and many CWL sisters in our League who worked tirelessly and contributed to the success of our 2017 Bazaar, your efforts are truly appreciated. To the Parish Community, thank you for coming out despite the rain.

Because of all of you, our event was very successful!

Resulting from your generous contributions and hard work we are able to serve and support our Parish and our many charities. Our hearts are full of gratitude and God Bless.

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.

 

When we encounter others, do we bring them the warmth of charity or do we stay closed up and warm only ourselves before our fireplace?

Tweeted by Pope Francis, Wednesday, November 22 2017