4th SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME Year B Sunday, February 1, 2015 MASSES FOR THE WEEK January 31 - February 7, 2015 Sat Jan 31 Sun Feb 1 Mon Feb 2 ST. JOHN BOSCO, PRIEST 9:00am †Fred Monaghan 5:00pm †Diane Raymond 9:00am †Deceased Members of the Dias Family 11:00am For the People of the Parish 7:00 †Theresa Coyle PRESENTATION OF THE LORD 9:00am †Kaylie Rodrigues Tues Feb 3 ST. BLAISE & ST. ANSGAR Wed Feb 4 9:00am †Romulus & Maxima Viegas 9:00am Intention of Mario & Maria Simao Thurs Feb 5 ST. AGATHA 9:00am †Sosanna San Juan Fri Feb 6 Sat Feb 7 REFLECTION God chooses his prophets, but they must speak God’s word. The first reading points to the long line of prophets after Moses; the psalm speaks of our perennial need to listen to them with open hearts. Mark’s first chapter shows us the greatest speaker of God’s word, Jesus. His words are his credentials; they carry conviction. To prove the authority of Jesus’ preaching, Mark cites the exorcism of the possessed man in the synagogue at Capernaum. Even the demon had to admit Jesus’ holiness and the power of his word. It was not the exorcism, astonishing as it was, which provoked enthusiasm, but the person of this teacher which inspired respect. (As yet Jesus’ identity was clear only to the demons.) Mark wants us to be drawn to Jesus not for his miracles but to believe. St. Paul’s teaching concerns a very different subject, consecrated celibacy. This gift can free a person to be completely available for God’s work. But it is not for everyone; there are other gifts as well. Whatever the gift, the Lord wants our undivided hearts. Sunday Mass Book ST. PAUL MIKI & COMPANIONS 9:00am Intention of the Cea Family †Eustace Lobo †Evelyn Comia †Liana Humbel-Beggs †Arnold Salamalay 7:30pm †Filippo De Pinto 9:00am †Jovito Iglesia 5:00pm †Maria Rizzuto PARISH MINISTRY - CONTACTS BEREAVEMENT MINISTRY : Contact: Joan Doyle at 647-388-1829 CATHOLIC WOMEN’S LEAGUE: General Meetings are held on the 2nd Monday of each month in Room 2. Rosary at 7:10 p.m. followed by a meeting, For more information contact Ingrid Hart at 416-282-8775 FAITH ENRICHMENT: Thursdays 9:30-10:45 a.m. in Room 1. Contact: Bonnie Washer at 416-284-5772 or Louise at 416-283-5055 KNIGHT OF COLUMBUS: General Meetings every 3rd Thursday of the month at 7:30p.m. in Room 2. For more information contact Mani Mattam 416-283-4554 LEGION OF MARY: Meetings every Tuesday at 7:30 p.m., Room 1, Legion of Mary -Juniors at 6:30 p.m. For further information contact: Nestor Silveira at 416-286-3932 or Victoria Pereira at 416-286-5713. PRAYER GROUP: Meetings every Thursday 7:30 p.m. Rosary; 7:45 p.m. (Praise and Worship, Reflection on the Sunday Gospel, or a Biblical Teaching & Fellowship). For information contact Alex Fernandes at 416-286-3568 or Jean Fernandes at 416-281-4182 REFUGEE-OUTREACH COMMITTEE: Meets on the last Saturday of the month after the Gatherings. New members are welcome. Contact Mary Burns at 416-284-0428 SENIORS 50+ CLUB: Lunch/cards/scrabble & companionship from 12:30 - 4:00 p.m. in the Parish Hall every Wednesday. Seniors Mass 3rd Wednesday of each month at 11:00 a.m. Contact: Bill Newby 647-342-3454. ST. VINCENT De PAUL SOCIETY: Meets every 3rd Thursday of the month at 9:30am in Room 3. Contact: Lydia Lampers-Wallner at 416-284-7726. ST. JOSEPH’S YOUTH GROUP: Meetings are held once every month after the 7:00 p.m. Mass. Please contact [email protected] to join. Calling All Parents Of Kindergarten Students! The TCDSB invites all parents of kindergarten-age children to attend a free, two-part interactive parent fair. The fair will provide parents with advice and resources to help their children improve listening and understanding skills, speaking and literacy skills. To register, call 416-222-8282, ext. 2261 or visit www.tcdsb.org/ parentfair. Free child minding and refreshments. February 24 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. St. Jane Frances Catholic School 2745 Jane St., Toronto February 26 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. St. Maria Goretti Catholic School 21 Kenmark Blvd., Toronto Marriage Preparation Course Holy Family Parish Hall 1372 King Street West, Toronto Seven consecutive Monday evenings from 7:30 to 9 p.m. Cost is $150 per couple. For registration or more information contact the Oratory at 416-532-2879 or [email protected] St.Joseph’s Church Is Wheelchair Accessible Celebration of World Day of Prayer for Consecrated Life February 1, 2015 - 3 p.m. St. Paul’s Basilica 83 Power Street, Toronto On Monday, February 2, 2015, the Church celebrates the World Day of Prayer for Consecrated Life. In the Archdiocese of Toronto we are blessed to have living and serving among us more than 1,000 religious men and women of over 100 different religious congregations. This World Day of Prayer for Consecrated Life is a wonderful opportunity for us to thank God for the gifts of these religious sisters, brothers and priests and to pray for God’s blessing upon them in their efforts to faithfully live the evangelical counsels of poverty, chastity and obedience. On Sunday, February 1, 2015 at 3 p.m. at St. Paul’s Basilica, there will be a special Mass presided by His Eminence, Thomas Cardinal Collins, in celebration of the vocation and witness of these special men and women religious who are such an important part of the life and ministry of the Church. CATHOLIC WOMEN’S LEAGUE ORDINANDI SPIRITUAL BOUQUET The Catholic Women’s League would like to invite the St. Joseph’s Community to contribute to our Annual collection of Prayers for the intentions of the soon to be ordained Priests. This Bouquet of Prayers will be presented at the Annual Ordinandi Dinner on March 3, 2015. Members of the St. Joseph’s Catholic Women’s League Council will be available after all masses on the weekend of February 7th and 8th for you to contribute your spiritual offerings. Please support the soon-to-ordained priests with your intentions. There is no cost involved, just your time spent in prayer for the soon to be ordained priests. Thank you for your participation. St Joseph 160 - Building for Growth Thank you for 2014 Events As we look back on 2014 we remember the many events that raised money for the Building for Growth Campaign. In addition, they brought people together and built community for St. Joseph’s. These events raised $23,000.00 for St. Joseph’s Church which helped pay down the bank loan. We offer our sincere thanks to those who organized the following events and to those who attended: New Year’s Eve Dinner Dance Opera Ticket Raffle St. Patrick’s Day Celebration Seniors Card Nights Knights of Columbus events 160th Anniversary Gala Golf Day Sunday School Craft Sale St. Joseph Cook Book St. Joseph Christmas Cards We are truly grateful to our community here at St. Joseph’s. May God continue to bless and guide us in 2015. SACRAMENTAL PREPARATION (Check Here for Updates and Announcements) RECONCILIATION/FIRST COMMUNION 3rd Parent Meeting: 4th Parent Meeting: Nancy Jane Martineau Chair, Christian Family Life Standing Committee CONFIRMATION CARDIOPULMONARY RESUSCITATION Are you interested in learning CPR, a potentially lifesaving skill? Deacon Andy Kemp is offering a one day course to be held at St. Joseph’s Parish on Saturday, February 21, 2015. For further details contact Deacon Andy at: [email protected] Sunday, February 8, 2015 @ 2:00pm in the Parish Hall Or (make-up session) Tuesday, February 10, 2015 @ 7:00pm in the Parish Hall Sunday March 1, 2015 @2:00pm in the Parish Hall Or (make-up session) Tuesday, March 3, 2015 @7:00pm in the Parish Hall Class groups and locations are posted on the Bulletin Board in the Narthex. Class dates and times are as follows: Sunday Groups January 25, February 22, March 22, April 26 and June 7 @ 12:15 - 1:15p.m. Monday Groups: January 26, February 23, March 23, April 27, and June 8 @ 7:00 - 8:00p.m Thursday Groups: January 29, February 26, March 26, April 30, and June 11 @ 7:00 - 8:00p.m.
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