October 9 2016: 28th Sunday in Ordinary Time – Year C
PARISH OFFICE CLOSURE
The parish office will be closed on Monday October 10, 2016 for the Thanksgiving holiday.
Masses for the Week - October 8 - 15, 2016
Sat Oct 8
- 9:00am †Maureen Noble
- 5:00pm †Placido & Dedicacion Bisquera
Sun Oct 9 THANKSGIVING DAY
- 9:00am †John & Eliza Aranha
- 11:00am For the People of the Parish
- 7:00pm †Dennis Pinto
Mon Oct 10 THANKSGIVING DAY
- 9:00am †Souls in Purgatory
Tues Oct 11
- 9:00am Intention of Alicia Santos
Wed Oct 12
- 9:00am †Tedfista Leano
Thurs Oct 13
- 9:00am Intention of Alison Martin
Fri Oct 14
- Intention of Charles & Alphonsus Yoganathan
- †Conrado Santos
- †Alfreda Jarosz
- †Valerie Crasto
- †Wilfred Kingson
Sat Oct 15 ST. TERESA OF JESUS, VIRGIN, DOCTOR
- 9:00am †Rompar & Eustace Lobo
- 5:00pm †Valerie Crasto
When praying, do we ask God for gifts but forget to be grateful? Today’s gospel episode, the healing of the ten lepers, represents Jesus’ offer of salvation to the outcasts of society and to the world. Lepers had to keep their distance from the healthy; their disease was diagnosed by priests, who officially pronounced on any cures. These ten unfortunates caught Jesus’ attention by a simple cry of faith, and they obeyed his command, which constituted a promise of healing. But only one, a despised Samaritan, returned and shouting praise to God; he knelt at Jesus’ feet in thanks. Pointedly Jesus asks about the other nine. They too had been cured because of faith but the foreigner’s gratitude had led him to a more profound relationship with Jesus. The first reading provides close parallels with the gospel. Naaman finally obeys Elisha’s order; then he returns to give thanks. In recognition of the one God, Naaman will offer sacrifice only on an altar erected upon earth from Israel. The letter sent by Paul from prison exhorts us to remain faithful to Jesus to the end.
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
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)
22nd Annual Interfaith Evening
The Catholic Women’s League Council of St. Joseph’s Parish invite you to the 22nd Annual Interfaith Evening of Celebration of Faiths in our Community.
Come, bring a friend and share in this SPIRITUAL and SO-CIAL celebration. Reflecting on - ONE HEART ONE VOICE ONE MISSION on Friday, October 14, 2016 at 7:30 p.m. St. Joseph’s Parish. Refreshments to follow in the Hall
Rosary To Save Canada
The 2016 Public Square Rosary will be held at St. Joseph's Parish on October 15, 2016. beginning at 12 Noon until 1:00 PM. We will gather outside the Church and publicly pray the rosary with the intention of asking God and our Lady to save Canada from today's |morality and atheistic secularism.
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.
St. Joseph’s Senior Choir New Membership
St. Joseph’s Sunday 11:00 am 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 4 parts.
All are invited - we are especially in need of men’s voices. Previous musical training is not required.
Rehearsals are held on Sunday at 12:30pm.
Please see the Choir Director, Jason Gotera, after the 11:00am Sunday mass for more information.
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