October 16 2016: 29th Sunday in Ordinary Time – Year C
Masses for the Week - October 15 - 22, 2016
Sat Oct 15
- 9:00am †Rompar & Eustace Lobo
- 5:00pm †Valeria Crasto
Sun Oct 16
- 9:00am †Jim Dalgarno
- 11:00am For the People of the Parish
- 7:00pm †Alberto Franchi
Mon Oct 17 ST. IGNATIUS OF ANTIOCH, BISHOP MARTYR
- 9:00am †Paul Camilleri
Tues Oct 18 ST. LUKE, EVANGELIST
- 9:00am †Sydney Carvalho
Wed Oct 19
- 9:00am †Joan Williams
Thurs Oct 20
- 9:00am †Anita Macatangay
Fri Oct 21
- †Anita Macatangay
- †Saverimuttu Asivatham †Valeria Crasto
- †Alberto Franchi
- †Ursula Kelly-Purvis
Sat Oct 22
- 9:00am †Francis Feruglio
- 5:00pm †Ann Sequeira
How should we pray? Luke’s gospel takes as one of its special concerns our conversation with God. Last Sunday we were reminded of the need for gratitude; today’s parable encourages us to keep asking for what we need even if God does not answer our request immediately. To make his point, Jesus even represents God as a dishonest judge who dispenses justice only under pressure! The Christian must be like the widow who pesters until she wins her case. We do not know why God delays; but when judgement is given Jesus promises, it will be given quickly. He concludes with a question: Will there be faith - like the persevering faith of the widow who refused to take “no” for an answer - when Christ returns at the end of time? The first reading is no more edifying than the parable equating God with a dishonest judge, and the lesson is as striking: we must persevere! The second reading calls for another kind of perseverance, fidelity to the truth of the Christian tradition as it has been handed down. Scripture challenges both its teacher and its hearer to fidelity and growth in holiness.
Sunday Mass Book
Fall Ball 2016
ST. JOSEPH’S HIGHLAND CREEK COUNCIL 11525
FALL BALL 2016
FRI. NOV. 4TH. from 6:30 P.M-.1 A.M.
THE ESTATES BANQUET HALL
430 NUGGET AVE. (West of Markham Rd.)
TICKETS: $50.00 EACH
COME AND HAVE FUN DANCING, EATING, SOCIALIZING…….
RAFFLES AND SILENT AUCTION
ALL MONEY RAISED WILL BE USED FOR THE ANNUAL CHILDREN’S CHRISTMAS PARTY
EDGE - St. Joseph's Youth Ministry
Calling all grade 6, 7 and 8 students!!!
Come and be part of EDGE, St Joseph’s Youth Ministry every 2nd and 4th Friday of the month. LAUNCH DATE is Friday Oct 28th.
EDGE themes span from our EPIC UNIVERSE to ONE DIRECTION. Have fun while being challenged, inspired and drawn closer to Christ. Information and registration forms are in the Narthex or go to the parish’s website: www.stjosephstoronto.org to register online.
Pilgrimage To The Holy Land and Rome
Led by Fr. David Okenyi, CSSp.
March 4 - 16, 2017
If you are interested in making this pilgrimage, please join the group, drawn from different parishes. Also, please see the Bulletin Board for the Poster and other details of the itinerary to holy places.
The contact person is George Fernandes 416-493-0016
Our Parish Pastoral Council
The inaugural meeting of our Parish Pastoral Council was held on Tuesday, June 14, 2016. The following are the members:
- Fr. Oliver Iwuchukwu
- Fr. Anthony Adusei
- Deacon Peter Doyle
- Donna Tomie
- Isis Rebello
- John Ramdeen (Chairperson)
- Lucy Mak
- Lydia Lampers-Wallner
- Mike McManus (Assistant Chair)
- Patrick Kuefler
- Peter Alkins
- Ray Civello
- Theresa Baduria (Secretary)
- Victoria Pereira (Assistant Secretary)
2016 Altar Servers Awards
The following Altar Servers were recognized for their dedication and commitment and who were awarded the Bishop’s Award medallion from the Most Reverend Vincent Nguyen, Auxiliary Bishop, on Saturday , October 15, 2016 at St. Isaac Jogues Parish in Pickering.
We would like to congratulate the servers and their parents for their valuable contribution to the parish.
- Elena Bihag
- Stefan Dias
- Lisa-Marie Fernandes
- Samuel Jacob
- Aubrey Lachia
- Dave Lachia
- Dianna-Claire Martineau
- Seanne Miranda
- Nathan Prima
- Leah Welch.
- Eric Pinto, Altar Servers Ministry
Catholic Moms Group
Love, laughter, moments of Grace
Our Parish will be starting a Mothers Group soon. An opportunity for moms to connect with other moms!!! Are you a mom? Do you want to meet other Catholic moms and share experiences? Do you want to be refreshed? Nourish your faith? Then come to the first meeting of moms on Thursday, October 20th ,2016, from 6.30 p.m. to 7.30 p.m.
Knights of Columbus – Bingo & Chili Night
St. Joseph’s – St. Martin De Porres
“Knights of Columbus – Bingo & Chili Night”
- St. Joseph’s Church Hall
- Saturday, October 29, 2016 – 7 p.m.
- Admission $5 – includes chili
- Bingo Cards $5 – good for all games
- Raffle- Door Prizes – Chili – Bingo
Come Join the Fun
Tickets on sale after each Mass
Contact: Mike McManus 416-438-8453
Tickets are on sale at the back of the church for the Knights of Columbus Bingo-Chili Night to be held in the church hall on Satur-day, Oct. 29th at 7:00 p.m. Admission tickets are only $5 which includes a bowl of chili and bingo cards are $5 which are good for all games. Come join the fun of our first Bingo Night as all proceeds will go to charities.
Line Dancing Classes
Come one, come all and have some fun!
LINE DANCING CLASSES
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
Refugee Outreach Committee Food Drive - October 2016
In the morning of the last Saturday of every month, many families come from all directions to visit us. Gathering here at the church allows these families - mostly newcomers to Canada - to meet new friends, exchange vital information and enjoy carefully pre-pared refreshments. Parents may obtain donated clothing for themselves and their children as well as food and other household necessities.
While we currently have sufficient clothing on hand, over the summer our food stocks were depleted and we must now replen-ish our shelves in order to continue to assist the needy in our community. (On the last Saturday of September sixty families arrived looking for help).
On the weekend of October 15/16, bags will be available to fill and return on the following weekend of October 22/23.
A list of suggested food items and toiletries will be in each bag. It is important that food donations be non-perishable, not expired and in unbreakable containers.
If you wish, instead of bringing in food, a monetary donation would be appreciated and would allow us to purchase in bulk, where there may be shortages of high-demand items. Cheques can be made out to St. Joseph’s Church - Refugee-Outreach . Tax receipts can be requested for amounts over $20.00.
We thank you, in advance, for your continued generosity and support in helping our neighbours.
The Refugee-Outreach Committee