Weekly Bulletin - St. Joseph's Parish

Year B
Sunday, February 1, 2015
January 31 - February 7, 2015
Sat Jan 31
Sun Feb 1
Mon Feb 2
9:00am †Fred Monaghan
5:00pm †Diane Raymond
9:00am †Deceased Members of the
Dias Family
11:00am For the People of the Parish
†Theresa Coyle
9:00am †Kaylie Rodrigues
Tues Feb 3
Wed Feb 4
9:00am †Romulus & Maxima Viegas
9:00am Intention of Mario & Maria
Thurs Feb 5
9:00am †Sosanna San Juan
Fri Feb 6
Sat Feb 7
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
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
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
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.
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,
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
(Check Here for Updates and Announcements)
3rd Parent Meeting:
4th Parent Meeting:
Nancy Jane Martineau
Chair, Christian Family Life Standing Committee
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.