October 8th 2017: 27th 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 7

  • 9:00 am Intention of Eleanor & Patrick Boyle
  • 5:00 pm † C.W.L Members both living and deceased

Sun. October 8

  • 9:00 am † Maureen Noble
  • 11:00 am For the People of our Parish
  • 7:00 pm † Leonita Quitoriano

Mon. October 9

  • 9:00 am Intention of Maria Fan

Tues. October 10

  • 9:00 am † Derek Fernandes

Wed. October 11

  • 9:00 am † Roberto & Rosalina Segovia

Thurs. October 12

  • 9:00 am † Jaime T. Santos

Fri. October 13

  • 9:00 am
    • Intention of Alicia Q. Santos
    • Intention of Pauline Proulx
    • † John Lee
    • † Tom Brassor
    • † Michael Boyle

Sat. October 14

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

Reflection

As Matthew tells the parable about the murderous tenants of a vineyard, it becomes in a transparent way the story of Jesus himself. The landowner is God and the evil tenants are the chief priests and elders whom Jesus is addressing. The servants sent to collect the produce are the prophets, who were maltreated or even killed by Israel's leaders. But what of the son? He too is killed, outside the wall (as Jesus was executed on a hill outside Jerusalem). When Jesus questions his adversaries, they foretell their own downfall and the transfer of God’s favour to others. The scripture verses cited point to the wonderful fact that our salvation came through the beloved Son even though he was rejected. The final verse reminds us that we must accept God’s messengers and do God’s will or be declared unproductive; that was God’s verdict about his cherished vineyard in the first reading . We are God’s vineyard, and we must produce fruit. Take Paul’s advice to pray and act virtuously will fill us with peace.

(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

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 Senior Choir

Our Sunday 11:00 a.m. Choir is looking for new members. Founded in 1955, we have a long tradition serving the parish community. Our repertoire includes both traditional and contemporary music, with up to four parts.

All are  invited - we are especially in need of men’s voices.

Previous musical training is not required. Rehearsals are held on Sunday after the 11:00 a.m. mass.

Please see our Choir Director, Jason Gotera for more information.

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

 

Knights of Columbus - Bingo

THE KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS

St. Joseph’s Chili Con Bingo Knight

Don’t miss out on the fun and food!

Saturday, October 14th 2017

6:30 p.m. in the Church Hall

Tickets: $5.00 admission; $5.00 per bingo card

Bingo cards good for all games

For tickets call Bryan @ 416-286-6631

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

Canada needs our Lady

Please join us on Saturday, October 14 between 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. as we celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Apparitions of Our Lady of Fatima and the three secrets which she revealed to the three shepherd children and the miracle of the sun which took place. We will all gather in front of St. Joseph’s Parish and publicly pray the rosary. There is additional information in the Narthex on the bulletin board. All are welcome to attend.