Bulletin, Sunday, December 27th, 2015

NEW YEAR’S SCHEDULE

 

New Year’s Eve: Feast of Mary, Mother of God

Thursday, December 31st, 2015

5:15 p.m. Mass

 

New Year’s Day: Feast of Mary, Mother of God

Friday, January 1st, 2016

10:00 a.m. Mass

12 noon (African Catholic Community Mass)

 

Feast of the Epiphany

Saturday, January 2nd – 5:15 pm

Sunday, January 3rd - 10 a.m. Mass

  12 noon (African Catholic Community)

 Please keep and post on your refrigerator at home for future reference.

 

 

SANCTUARY LAMP

is lit this week

In Thanksgiving for all the Blessings

Antoine Keo & Family received in 2015

at the request of Maylin Koo

 

 

Please pray for all our students who are preparing for their Sacraments.

 

PASTOR’S PEN

Christmas is a feast of joyful hope, for God has become one with us in the person of Jesus. He showed his love for us by becoming part of our world, with all its conflicts, its suffering and its poverty. Jesus is truly Emmanuel: God with us. This is the great “gift” which he brings: a divine love which heals and transforms our hearts, overcoming all uncertainty and pessimism. Whatever the circumstances of your life right now -- grief or joy, struggle or success, faith or doubt -- Jesus has lived it himself, and he longs to live it with you. Choose life with Jesus! Let Him be born again in your heart. Allow Him to enter into your moments and give you the life for which you were created.

Our joyful contemplation of the mystery of Christmas should make us realize also that, as God has become one of us, we too are called to become like God: humble, close to others, especially the poor.  May we be in this world a ray of that light which shone forth from Bethlehem, bringing the joy and peace to the hearts of all men and women. May the joy and love that God brings to us in the gift of His Son, fill us and all our families with peace and joy.

Christmas blessings and prayers from

Fr.Jinto Mathew csc

 

Parish Membership

Welcome new parishioners!

To be a registered member of our parish is to have a sense of belonging to a Community of Faith.  Please introduce yourself/family to the pastor and register as soon as possible.  All parishioners especially those who live outside our parish boundaries are expected to complete a Parish Registration from and use Sunday Offertory Envelopes.  This will greatly assist the Parish Team when parishioners request sacraments, funerals or letters of reference.  N.B. Please notify the parish office if you change your address or family information.

 

 MASS & DAILY READINGS

 Rosary at 11:50 a.m.

 

Tues. December 29th: Fifth Day Within the Octave of the Nativity

12:05 pm: Louise Coupar +

1 John 2.3-11, Ps. 96.1-2, 3-4, 5-6, Luke 2.22-35

 

Wed. December 30th:  Sixth Day Within the Octave of the Nativity

12:05 pm:  Francesco Valentini +

1 John 2.12-17, Ps. 96.7-8, 9-10ab, 10c-12a, Luke 2.36-40

 

Thurs. December 31st: Seventh Day Within the Octave of the Nativity

Please note: No 12:05 pm Mass today in chapel

1 John 2.18-21, Ps. 96.1-2, 11-12, 13, John 1.1-18

 

Fri. January 1st: The Solemnity of Mary, The Holy Mother of God within the Octave of the Nativity

Please note: No 12:05 pm Mass today in chapel

Numbers 6.22-27, Ps.67.1-2, 4-5, 6-7, Galatians 4.4-7, Luke 2.16-21

 

 Sat. January 2nd: St. Basil the Great and St. Gregory Nazianzen

 5:15 pm: Domingos De Lima +

1 John 2.22-28, Ps. 98.1, 2-3ab, 3cd-4, John 1.19-28

 

Readings for Epiphany of the Lord

Sunday, January 3rd, 2016

1st Reading: Isaiah 60.1-6

Responsorial Psalm: Ps. 72.1-2, 7-8, 10-11, 12-13

Second Reading: Ephesians 3.2-3a, 5-6

Gospel: Matthew 2.1-12

 

Masses Available

For those who would like to offer Masses on weekdays, we have a few days every week where there are no intentions.

 

Church Bulletin Advertising

Liturgical Publications will be setting up the advertisements for our church bulletin.  The advertising will begin in February 2016 & supports the bulletin service.  Please support the bulletin and advertise your product or service.  Call Liturgical Publications at 905-624-4422.  Thank you.

 

 5 PART WORKSHOP

On Pope’s Francis’ encyclical “Laudato Si” On Care for Our Common Home

The workshops will be held in St. Joseph Parish Hall, 162 Leslie Street on five Tuesdays in January and February (Jan 12, 19, 26, Feb 2 and 9)

Those who are interested please call Parish office 416-466-7815 or email at stjosephparishtoronto@gmail.com.

 

 Please pray for all who are ill, especially

Delores Gordon, Liz Lawlor, Maria Carmo, Donna MacIntosh, Deacon Hugh Taylor, Sophia Karapita, Heather Tobias, Carmela Morra, Maria Soares, Laura MacDonald, Patricia Cull and Maria Jose Bouey.