Twenty-Ninth Sunday in Ordinary Time Mass Intentions Tuesday, October 21st

October 19th, 2014
Twenty-Ninth Sunday in Ordinary Time
Mass Intentions
Tuesday, October 21st
8:15 am for + JOSEPH MCDONALD
Requested by The Family
Wednesday, October 22nd
8:15 am for + JAMES C. ROBERTSON
Requested by The Robertson & Boyle Family
Jesus said, "Why are you testing me, you hypocrites? Show me the coin
that pays the census tax." Then they handed him the Roman coin. He
said to them, "Whose image is this and whose inscription?" They
replied, "Caesar's." At that He said to them, "Then repay to Caesar what
belongs to Caesar and to God what belongs to God" (Mt 22:18-21).
In today’s Gospel, the Pharisees
plotted how they might entrap Jesus
in speech. But he outwitted
them. They wanted to catch him
being a political rebel; they expected him to suggest that
paying taxes to Caesar was unnecessary or even unjust.
But instead, he shifted the focus. So, how do we know
what we should “repay” to God? Well, Jesus’ response
to the Pharisees gives us our answer. He looked at the
Roman coin that bore the image of Caesar on it. Then
he concluded that the coin belonged to Caesar because
it was made in his likeness. Now, what bears the image
of God? What is made in his likeness, we are! “God
created man in his image; in the divine image he
created him, male and female he created them”
(Gn1:27). If the coin belonged to Caesar, we belong to
God. We repay God by giving him ourselves!
It was wonderful to see so many ministries
represented at the Ministry Fair a few weeks ago.
Thank you to all who participated and those who
arranged it. St. John’s is alive!
At this time of year the priests of the Archdiocese
gather for the annual seminar for an update on key
pastoral issues. I will attend this week’s session. Say a
prayer for your priests.
May the good Lord continue to bless us all.
Fr. John
Please remember the poor box as you
exit the Church
Come join us in praying the ROSARY before
Mass, Tuesday to Friday at 7:45 am
Thursday, October 23rd
8:15 am for + FERNANDO LUIS
Requested by Maria Luis & Family
Friday, October 24th
Requested by Georgina Revells
The practice of requesting a Mass to be offered for loved ones,
living or deceased, for anniversaries, weddings and birthdays, is
a beautiful and wonderful part of our Catholic tradition. If
anyone wishes to schedule a Mass please contact the office.
In your charity please
pray for the repose of the souls of
Patrick Murphy & Joseph McDonald
The Sanctuary light burns this week
in loving memory of
Patrick Kerrigan
If you would like to have the Sanctuary light dedicated to a
loved one, please contact the office.
Kids’ Corner:
October 19th, 2014
Please Pray For The Sick
Dr. Nauts
Tita Tiu
Marie Bennett
Maude Stapley
Benjamin Moralidad
Robert MacDonald
Agnes Morrison
Cassidy Sheng
In The News
THEOLOGY ON TAP: Join Bishop William McGrattan on
Thursday, October 23rd at 7 pm to discuss, “Why Vote? How
to be a discerning voter.” All young adults between the ages
of 19 and 39 are encouraged to join us at the The Bear at
1294 Kingston Rd in Pickering. We hope to see you there.
GIANT USED BOOK SALE: from Oct. 28-Nov 1, is being
held to raise funds for the Kelly Library at St. Michael’s
College at the University of Toronto. Choose from the largest
selection of Catholic books in the GTA and a full selection of
other subjects such as French, Italian, Art, Celtic Studies,
and books for children. It will be held in the Reading Room
of the Kelly Library at 113 St. Joseph St. Info
Company ministry of Fontbonne Ministries, Sisters of St.
Joseph, Toronto offers a training program for people who
visit homebound or isolated individuals. It deals with issues
such as listening skills, boundaries, mental health, grief and
loss, dealing with the elderly. The next session is Sat., Nov. 1st,
from 9 am to 4 pm at 101 Thorncliffe Park Drive, Toronto.
Registration deadline is Friday, October 24 and preregistration is required) $30 per person covers materials,
refreshments and a light lunch. For more information or to
register, please call 416.465.6069 or email.
[email protected]
office of Admissions of St. Michael’s College School is now
considering applications for September 2015. An Open House
for interested parents and their sons will be held on Tues.,
Oct. 28th from 7:30 to 9 pm. While St. Michael’s is a private
school, we offer academic scholarships and financial aid to
qualifying students. Register under open house information
administration and staff of St. Joseph’s College School
cordially invites Grade 8 female students and their
parents/guardians to the information evening and open house
to be held on Wed., Oct. 28, at 7 pm. St. Joseph’s College
School is located at 74 Wellesley Street W.
IDENTITY: Catholic Family Services of Toronto and New
Beginnings invites you to an inspirational talk with Dr. Ken
Fung, MD, FRCS entitled, “Who Are You? Reclaiming your
authentic identity.” on October 17th at 7 pm. All are
welcome to come and explore what affects our identity
and how to reclaim our authentic self. For more information,
please call 416.921.1163, ext. 2235
Parish Events & Opportunities
November is the month the Church traditionally
remembers the faithful departed. We invite you to
record the names of deceased relatives and friends
in our parish BOOK OF LIFE in the sanctuary.
We will remember them in all our November Masses. If their
names already appear in our book we will continue to pray
for them. Thank you.
R.C.I.A.: There is still time to sign up! If you know of anyone
who wishes to become Catholic or someone who wishes to
renew his or her faith? We have good news St. Brigid’s is
still accepting candidates. Classes start Tuesday, October
21st. If you are interested please contact St. John’s parish
office at 416.698.1105.
6:30 pm. Join us for an evening of fun and
dancing for the whole family. Enjoy
sausages, sauerkraut and strudel. Dance to
polkas, waltzes and modern music. Tickets on Sale after each
Mass: $15/adult $5/under 12. Cash Bar, Proceeds to the
needs of St. John’s church. Hosted by the Knights of
Columbus – Beaches Council.
REMINDER – You can make a real difference in
someone’s quality of life. Please remember that
there is always a box in the east vestibule of the church,
collecting good used eyeglasses to be sent on to recipients in
the Third World who cannot afford to buy their own.
PARISHIONER? Registration forms are available in the
vestibule of the church. Did you know we can’t provide you
with a letter of reference unless you’re a registered member
of St. John’s and have been with St. John’s Parish for at least
a year? Please take the time to register.
MOVING?? Please put St. John’s on your list to be
notified about any change of address. Call the office
at 416.698.1105 or e-mail [email protected]
When you arrive in a new parish, make a note to register
there. They’ll want to hear from you!
Our Parish is where we are married and bring our
children to be baptized. It is where we come to be
fed in the Holy Eucharist, be reconciled with God
and the world, and hope to leave this world on our
final journey to meet the God that we love. Thank you for
making a gift to your Parish.
Sunday Collection:
Offertory PAG:
A LITTLE LEVITY: A cop pulls over a car full of nuns. The cop says,
“Sister, the speed limit on this highway is 55 mph. Why are you going so
slow? Sister replies, “I saw a lot of signs that said 41 not 55.” “That’s the
name of the highway” said the cop. “Silly me, I’ll be more careful” said the
embarrassed nun. But then the cop glances in the back seat where the other
nuns are quaking with fear. He asks, “Excuse me Sister, what’s wrong with
the other Sisters?” “Oh, we just got off Hwy 101.”
Peace begins with a smile……………………..Mother Theresa