October 22nd 2017: 29th 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 21

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

Sun. October 22 St. Pope John Paul II

  • 9:00 am Intention of Hilary Fernandes’ Family
  • 11:00 am For the People of our Parish
  • 7:00 pm † Neil & Kalyanie Fernando

Mon. October 23

  • 9:00 am † Robert Ferguson

Tues. October 24

  • 9:00 am † Anne Singarayer

Wed. October 25

  • 9:00 am Intention of Gabrielle Laberinto

Thurs. October 26

  • 9:00 am † Gianna Johansen

Fri. October 27

  • 9:00 am
    • Intention of Mariel Laberinto
    • Intention of Robin & Ann Rode
    • Intention of Pham Lieu
    • † Emmanuel Aquino
    • † Mary & William Findlay

Sat. October 28

  • 9:00 am † Daniel Couture

Reflection

To whom do we owe allegiance, God or civil authorities? Our first reading calls the Persian king Cyrus God’s anointed. Although Cyrus does not worship Israel’s God, he carries out the will of the Lord of History. How do we act when the demands of Church and state conflict? Jesus’ opponents try to trap him by raising the question of the relationship of politics and religion. Jesus does not give an answer but states a principle, making each of us responsible for acting according to an informed conscience. When the state requires more than its due, and we are tempted to idolatry, we must disobey the state. A Christian cannot adopt a civil religion which believes in “my country, right or wrong.” But how often in modern times has Caesar been given what belongs to God! If we must stand alone after a moral decision, will we have the courage of our convictions? St. Paul is encouraged by the Thessalonians’ faith in action, which he sees as a gift of the Spirit. May our contemporary prophets be moved by such vibrant faith!

(Sunday Mass Book For Canada)

The Holy Rosary

The Rosary, though clearly Marian in character is at heart a Christocentric prayer. In the sobriety of its elements it has all the depth of the Gospel message in its entirety of which it can be said to be a compendium.

Faith Enrichment

One hour weekly sessions on Thursdays downstairs in Room 2 after 9:00 a.m. mass. Currently we are doing a 20 week video bible study on the book of the Acts of the Apostles simply presented by Jeff Cavins, a well known and very personable American theologian and teacher.

Refreshments and good company are included.

No fee, no attendance commitment required.

You’re welcome to join us anytime!

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

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

Meet a Saint

St. Joseph’s Parishioners are invited to meet some glorious Saints on October 29th in the Narthex between 10:00 to 11:00 a.m.

The Youth Ministry and Sunday School will be eagerly waiting for YOU. Who will you meet?

 

EDGE

On October 13th, EDGE celebrated the 100th Anniversary of the Miracle in Fatima. Our Lady of Fatima statue led the candlelight procession to the tabernacle, as we prayed the Rosary for World Peace. May we continue to be Soldiers for Peace.

On October 27th, EDGE will celebrate HOLY-Ween. We will dress like a favourite Saint, pay a special visit, play games and eat dirt. Registration is still open. Forms are in the Narthex and on the website. Come find out if the Saints are dead or alive!

Pope Francis Speaking...

War and climate lead to hunger; therefore, let’s avoid presenting it as if it were an incurable disease and instead implement laws, economic policies, lifestyle changes and attitudes that prevent problems in the first place

Pope Francis speaking at the United Nations’ Food and Agriculture Organization.

Catholic Register, October 16, 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

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

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

(Suggested donation is $30.00 which includes lunch)

 

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

(Includes 3 course meal & wine. Cash bar)

St. Anthony is venerated all over the world...

St. Anthony is venerated all over the world as the Patron Saint for lost articles and is credited with many miracles involving lost people. Back in 1224 he had a collection of psalms in a book which he cherished greatly. It was stolen. He prayed to have it returned. The novice/thief returned the book and re-joined the order.

St. Martin De Porres - Open House

Father Anthony Gonsalves expresses his thanks to St. Joseph’s Parish for our support during the past year.

Along with the Contractors he is hosting an Open House on Friday November 3rd from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m.

This is an opportunity to meet with the professionals who have been working on their building project.