November 6 2016: 32th Sunday in Ordinary Time – Year C

Masses for the Week

Sat Nov 5

  • 9:00am Souls in Purgatory
  • 5:00pm Mary Lou Horlor

Sun Nov 6

  • 9:00am Deceased Members of the Cornacchia Family
  • 11:00am For the People of the Parish
  • 7:00pm Anna Miller

Mon Nov 7

  • 9:00am Simeon Maristanes

Tues Nov 8

  • 9:00am Maureen Noble


  • 9:00am Bayani Santo


  • 9:00am Philomena & Antonio Colangelo


  • 9:00
    • Intention of Gerald Francis Lariviere
    • Vince & Carmen Maone
    • Romeo Dino
    • Lorenza & Luigi Morra
    • Romeo Dino


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


If we live and die for God, we shall be reunited with him. The experience of life “in God” led most Jews to believe in bodily resurrection. Not so the Sadduccees; strict conservatives although morally lax, they did not allow the development of doctrine. They were seeking comedy and controversy when they posed their absurd and heartless question. The law required a man to marry his brother’s widow if there were no male heir, not help her but to ensure immortality through survival of the family name. Jesus reflects like a rabbi: Our life face-to-face with God will be radically different from this life. We believe in resurrection because we are sure that the living God loves us. The first reading recounts the heroism of seven brothers and their mother who chose death rather than apostasize. How can those who lose their life for God be deprived of it for ever? The King of the world will raise them. St. Paul prays for comfort and strength for his beloved converts. His prayer is appropriate today, whether we face persecution and martyrdom or the insidious threats of a secularized world.

Sunday Mass Book

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



Portraits of Faith Book Launch

November 15, 2016

7:30 pm

Sisters of St. Joseph 101 Thorncliffe Park Dr., Toronto Join us for a glass of wine and a chance to meet some of the young adult authors. A formal address will be given by Joseph Sinasac, Publishing Director for Novalis.

CONTACT: Vanessa Nicholas-Schmidt, Program Director, Sisters of St. Joseph PHONE: 416-467-2645



Thank You

Dear Parishioners:

A very sincere thank you for the magnificent response to our recent appeal for food and household items! Over fifty families attended our Hallowe’en theme gathering on October 29 and were most grateful for your generosity. We know the human needs in our community will always be present for the foreseeable future but we are also confident that we can rely on you continued support to help minimize them.

The Refugee-Outreach Committee

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

Activity Report for the last 9 months

Vincent de Paul LogoSo far in 2016 St. Joseph’s Conference has made
over a 167 home visits providing Food and clothing
vouchers, beds and other assistance to 73 families in
our parish consisting of 134 children and 125 adults.

  • We had a successful “Bundle Up” weekend last April. We
    will be doing it again next spring.
  • A total of 22 girls and boys attended Camp Marygrove for
    girls and Camp Ozanam for boys.
  • Catholic Charities and you, the parishioners, subsidize both
    camps. The weather was great this summer, it would have
    been great for the kids to be at camp and away from the city.
  • We are currently putting together our Christmas Appeal list -
    (more about this next month).

Thank you for your ongoing support.

“Show me your hands. Do they have scars from giving? Show me your feet. Are
they wounded in service? Show me your heart. Have you left a place for divine
- Bishop Fulton Sheen

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