September 24th 2017: 25rd 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. Sept. 23

  • 9:00 am Intention of Mario & Maria Simao
  • 5:00 pm † Louis Figueira

Sun. Sept. 24

  • 9:00 am Intention of Fernandes & Menezes
  • 11:00 am For the People of our Parish
  • 7:00 pm † Salvatore Di Lorenzo

Mon. Sept. 25

  • 9:00 am † Nicola Liscio

Tues. Sept. 26

  • 9:00 am † Lorna Gomes

Wed. Sept 27 St. Vincent de Paul

  • 9:00 am † Antonio & Philomena Colangelo

Thurs. Sept 28

  • 9:00 am Intention of Anne & Robin Rode

Fri. Sept. 29 St. Michael, Gabriel & Raphael

  • 9:00 am
    • Intention of Philomena Sequeira
    • † Gordon English
    • † Anita & Christino Balin
    • † Miguel Rojas
    • † Frank Boyle

Sat. Sept. 30

  • 9:00 am Intention of Michael Gracias
  • 5:00 pm † Michelina Cea

Reflection

The parable of the generous employer forces us to re-examine our understanding of God and his mercy. The landowner, whom we readily identify as God, is, by human standards, unjust; he pays those who have worked long and hard the very same wage that is given to the workers of an hour. But the parable’s point is not this inequity in the wage scale; it is the employer’s compassion for all the workers. He pays sufficient for everyone’s needs. To give less would reduce the most recent employees to hardship. To each one God is generous, Jesus insists, providing what we need. God’s ways are so different from ours, Isaiah exclaims in the first reading. But he is close to us, concerned about our well-being, and forgives all who ask him.

Archdiocese of Toronto 175 Anniversary

Eastern Pastoral Region Celebration

Wednesday October 4, 2017 @ 7:00 p.m.

St. Isaac Jogues Parish, 1148 Finch Avenue, Pickering

As we celebrate the 175th anniversary, Cardinal Thomas Collins, Archbishop of Toronto, extends an invitation for all to join him for Mass and a reception to commemorate this historic milestone.

For more information please visit www.archtoronto.org/175

Faith Enrichment

Weekly sessions resume on Thursday September 21st, 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

St. Michael's College School

The Office of Admissions of St. Michael’s College School is now considering applications for September 2018. St. Michael’s College School is the only independent Catholic school for boys from Grade 7 to Grade 12.

Open Houses for interested parents and their sons will be held on Thursday, October 19 and Tuesday, October 24 from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m.

We are located at 1515 Bathurst Street (at St. Clair Avenue West).

We offer financial aid to qualified students

Sunday School

Sunday School is beginning on Sunday October 1st!

Registration packages are found in the Narthex this weekend.

We encourage children attending public school to join in.

For more information please contact Angela Bernard @ 416-283-8442 or angiejohn179@gmail.com

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.

End Woman Abuse Mass

Catholic Family Services along with Precious Blood Parish invite you to attend the 8th Annual Mass offered to End Woman Abuse.

The mass will take place on Wednesday, October 4.

  • 6:00 p.m. - Holy Hour with Benediction
  • 7:00 p.m. - Mass Celebration
  • 8:00 p.m. - Light refreshments in the Parish Hall

Precious Blood Catholic Church is located at 1737 Lawrence Avenue East and is accessible by T.T.C.

St Brendan Catholic School - Position Available

Lunchtime Supervisor Positions Available

We are looking for enthusiastic, hardworking and committed individuals to join our Lunchtime Supervisor staff. This role includes supervising and monitoring students during their scheduled lunch period for one hour per day. If you are interested, please come by the school (186 Centennial Road) to pick up an application package.

We look forward to seeing you!

Arch-Diocesan Employment Opportunities

The following opportunity is currently posted on the Archdiocesan website: www.archtoronto.org

  • Youth Ministry Coordinator, Prince of Peace Parish, Scarborough

New Beginnings

New Beginnings is a Ministry developed to meet the needs of those who are separated, divorced, widowed or who are enduring a significant loss through the death of a significant other. Through various programs, participants are given the opportunity to move through the phases of healing, leading to the beginning of a more fulfilling life.

Archdiocesan coordinators of this Ministry will tell us more about it next Sunday (October 1st).

Our hope is that this important Ministry will be established within this Parish.