November 5th 2017: 31st 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 4

  • 9:00 am Intention of The Martin Family
  • 5:00 pm † CWL Members both living and deceased

Sun. November 5

  • 9:00 am † Ercole Raponi
  • 11:00 am For the People of our Parish
  • 7:00 pm † Galliano Sisti

Mon. November 6

  • 9:00 am † Simeon Maristanes

Tues. November 7

  • 9:00 am † Keith Gonsalves

Wed. November 8 St. John the Baptist

  • 9:00 am † Maureen Noble

Thurs. November 9

  • 9:00 am † Bayani T. Santos

Fri. November 10

  • 9:00 am
    • Intention of Heather Alonzo
    • † Luigi & Lorenza Morra
    • † Gina Panacci
    • † Walter Gaush
    • † Valerie Crasto

Sat. November 11

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

Reflection

Today’s scripture reading challenge our religious leaders. Malachi reproaches the priests of the old covenant, while Jesus warns against hypocritical interpreters of the law. We must ask whether we fit into one of these categories. The priests were accused of neglecting the heart of their vocation, the praise of God; besides, their teaching was erroneous. By contrast, the psalm presents the attitude of the truly religious person. The gospel advises us to obey the teaching of our leaders but not necessarily to follow their practice. What would happen if we were to apply Jesus’ teaching about status and titles to Church life today? As a layman, Jesus preached a radical equality in which all are brothers and sisters and humble service is the keynote of a gospel ministry. St. Paul describes his own ministry under the striking image of a nursing mother; he spends himself for the gospel. Let us pray for all the servants of the gospel, that they may pattern themselves after Christ our servant and brother.

(Sunday Mass Book For Canada)

Don't Forget! Save the date!

Save the date on Saturday December 9th!

After the 5:00 p.m. mass the annual the Christmas Bells Event is taking place.

A fun filled time with activities for every age including carol singing by various groups, bingo, crafts, games and spot-prizes. There will be light refreshments and we hope to have a visit from a very special guest.

For further information, please call Isis Rebello @ 416-286-0707

EDGE Celebrates Holy-Ween!

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

St. Michael's Choir School @ St. Issac Jogues Catholic Church

On Friday, November 24th at 7:00 p.m. the St. Michael’s Choir will perform a Christmas concert at St. Isaac Jogues, located at 1148 Finch Avenue, Pickering.

The Choir School provides sacred music of the highest caliber to St. Michael’s Cathedral Basilica and the Archdiocese of Toronto and maintains a high standard of music performance through concerts and touring. Cost per ticket is $25..00.

For further information please call 905-831-3353 ext. 500 or visit the following website www.stisaacjogueschurch.eventbrite.com

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

Hawthorn School Open House

Located at 101 Scarsdale Road, Toronto

When: Fri. Nov. 17th 9:00 - 11:00 a.m. & Sat. Nov. 18th 11:00 - 3:00 p.m.

Hawthorn School is an independent all-girl’s school in Toronto, with a co-ed preschool and kindergarten program. At the heart of our mission is providing a solid Catholic education that focuses on the moral and character development of each girl. We deliver a classical liberal education with an accent in science and social responsibility.

Contact: Rhonda Wood @ 416-444-3054

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

Knights of Columbus - 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

St. Vincent de Paul Society - Activity Report from the last 9 months