October 15th 2017: 28th 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. October 14

  • 9:00 am † Kenneth Murrell
  • 5:00 pm Intention of Sequeira & Travasso Family

Sun. October 15

  • 9:00 am † Dennis & Eliza Aranha
  • 11:00 am For the People of our Parish
  • 7:00 pm † Anne Miller

Mon. October 16

  • 9:00 am † Souls in Purgatory

Tues. October 17

  • 9:00 am † Charmain Janson

Wed. October 18

  • 9:00 am † Patricia Brown

Thurs. October 19

  • 9:00 am † Joan Williams

Fri. October 20

  • 9:00 am
    • Intention of Huynh Thi Kim
    • Intention of Brigid & David Hopkins
    • † Daniel Couture
    • † Vinzi Moione
    • † Ryan Guillermo

Sat. October 21

  • 9:00 am † Eugene Noga
  • 5:00 pm † Helena Szwec

Reflection

Wedding banquets are joyful occasions. The feast described in today’s gospel symbolizes the salvation offered by the Church. A king, whom we associate with God, has issued invitations to his son’s wedding. But the guests do not come. A second time he cries joyfully, “Come!” They refuse, and kill his servants. In what follows we see an allusion to the destruction of Jerusalem: rejecting the Good News has terrible consequences. Jesus told this parable to the “pious” who were refusing God’s invitation. To take their places, the little people, the marginal ones of society, are invited; they fill the banquet hall. The longer reading reminds us that it is not enough to take part in the Eucharistic banquet; we must act like God’s wedding guests. Isaiah had prophesied that one day all peoples would be invited to partake of God’s joy. The realization that God fills our needs completely, expressed in the psalm, moves St. Paul to glorify God both in poverty and in plenty. So should we.

(Sunday Mass Book For Canada)

The Catholic Women’s League Scarborough Region Fall General Meeting

Taking place at St. Joseph’s parish on Tuesday October 17

Celebration of the Mass & Installation of Officers @ 7:00 p.m.

Come and meet your sisters in Scarborough Region and let’s give our Toronto Diocesan Executive a special Scarborough welcome. ALL C.W.L. members are invited and encouraged to attend.

The Knights of Columbus Fall Ball

The Knights of Columbus

Inviting all of you to join us for The Knights of Columbus Fall Ball, taking place on Friday, November 3rd 2017 At The Estate Banquet Hall, 430 Nugget Avenue

Cocktails: 6:30 p.m. Dinner: 7:30 p.m.

Dancing until Midnight

Tickets: $50.00/person available from

Bryan Nobel @ 416-286-6631

Faith Enrichment

Weekly sessions on Thursdays downstairs in Room 2 after the 9:00 a.m. Mass.

These involve a 1 hour gathering for anyone interested in expanding their understanding and appreciation of our Catholic faith and consist of a video presentation on various topics, for example, lives of saints, Catholic conference talks, Scripture studies, seasonal mediations/teaching, etc.

Refreshments and good company are included.

No fees, no attendance commitment required.

Come see and hear!

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

Scarboro Missions

Join us at Regis College (U of T) on Monday, October 16 at 7:00 p.m. as two prominent Canadian scholars, Dr. Robert Ventresca and Dr. Adele Reinhartz help us explore this fascinating history and the challenge of the future for this pioneering inter-religious dialogue, which is 70 years old but still in many ways in its infancy.

 

Office of Vocations

Come and See Weekend - Friday, November 3 to Sunday, November 5 at St. Augustine’s Seminary Inviting single Catholic men 17 years and older to cultivate a deeper prayer life and relationship with Jesus Christ; leading to a better discernment of God’s call for their lives. Time for prayer, reflection and information on the process of becoming one of Christ’s disciples as a Catholic priest. Register online at www.vocationstoronto.ca Registrants 17 years old require parental consent. Please contact your Parish Priest or the Office of Vocations at 416-968-0997 or email at vocations@archtoronto.org

Knights of Columbus - 5th Sunday Rosary Program

THE KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS Council 11525

Inviting all parishioners to participate in the organization’s 5th Sunday Rosary Program. Will occur after 9:00 a.m. mass on Sunday October 29th

St. Joseph Youth Ministry

We are inviting all Grade 6, 7 and 8 youth to join EDGE. This is a program that provides a safe, fun place for youth to find a solid Catholic community and answers to questions about faith. We also explore the reasons why we exist and come to understand who we are through song, games, fellowship and challenges. Most importantly, our focus is to experience God, Jesus and the Holy Spirit in a profound and personal way. We are also accepting high school and post secondary volunteers. Youth can also join our new Ultimate Frisbee team! For more information and to register, Youth Ministry members will be in the Narthex after most masses this month.

Forms are also downloadable at Youth EDGE

St. Joseph's College School

The administration and staff cordially invites Grade 7 or 8 female students and their parents or guardians to their Information Evening and Open House

This is taking place on Tuesday October 17 at 7:00 p.m.

74 Wellesley Street West

For more information please visit their website at

https://www.tcdsb.org/schools/stjosephcollege/Pages/default.aspx

IMPORTANT: Change of Email Addesses

Click here for more details

23rd Annual Interfaith Evening of Celebration of Faiths

CATHOLIC WOMEN’S LEAGUE Of St. Joseph’s Parish would like to invite you to the 23rd Annual Interfaith Evening of Celebration of Faiths in our Community.

Come, bring a friend and share this spiritual and social celebration. This year our reflecting will be on “Inspired by the Spirit Women Respond to God’s Call“

Come and join us on Friday, October 20, 2017 @ 7:30 p.m. in the Church. Refreshments to follow in the Hall

 

Sisters of St. Josephs of Toronto

Workshop on the Art of Discernment

Facilitators: A team of men & women religious and amarried couple

Place: Loretto College, 70 St. Mary Street, Toronto

When: Saturday, October 28, 2017

Time: 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Contact: Frances Harrison-Atell, fharrison-atell@csj-to.ca or 416-647-2642

Deadline: Friday, October 20, 2017

 

Right to Life

Christmas cards are now available for purchase.

Cost is $8.00 per package of 10 cards.

Contact: Lucia Vacca 416-283-3536

Christmas Bells - Save the date!!!

On Saturday December 9, 2017 The St. Joseph’s

Christmas Bells event will take place in the Church Hall!

This great event will begin after the 5:00 p.m. mass.

Fun filled activities for every age including carol singing by various groups, bingo, games crafts and spot-prizes.

Light refreshments will be served and…... a very special guest is expected to visit as well!

The event is free for parishioners. Seats are limited.

If you would like to perform a few carols we would like you to join our event.

Please send your entry to the Church office by October 19th

Groups must have a least 5 members.

Call Isis Rebello @ 416-286-0707 for further information