Bulletin, Sunday, January 3rd, 2016

Pastor’s Pen

 

Solemnity of the Epiphany of the Lord

 

The Epiphany of the Lord: “Where is the newborn king...?” This weekend, we celebrate the Feast of the Epiphany of the Lord. The word “epiphany” comes from the Greek word “to reveal” or “to make known.” Today’s Gospel recounts the Magi’s ominous interaction with Herod, their vision of the star, homage to the Christ Child, and gifts of gold, frankincense, and myrrh. Most often, we concentrate on the Herod’s plot, the star, or the giving of gifts. But this year, let us consider their initial question: “Where is the newborn king...?”

 Although we know by faith that Christ is ever present, we still spend our lives searching for him. We beg for his comfort, consolation, and peace. We search for him in prayer, in good works, in fellowship with others. Our Lord can seem so elusive. In his Christmas Eve homily, Pope Francis reminds us that we need not search in vain! We find Christ Jesus not by searching for him, but by opening our hearts to his love. He says: “What is most important is not seeking him, but rather allowing him to seek me, find me, and caress me with tenderness. As we begin this New Year, let us not search for the newborn king. Instead, let us simply open our hearts to his friendship, love, and endless mercy. May God bless you and your family with a Happy New Year!

Merry Christmas! Peace and blessings to all. 

Father Jinto Mathew csc

 

MASS INTENTIONS & DAILY READINGS

Rosary at 11:50 a.m.

Tues. January 5th: ferial

12:05 pm:  Bill Jeffers +

1 John 4.7-10, Ps. 72.1-2, 3-4ab, 7-8, Mark 6.34-44

Wed. January 6th: ferial

12:05 pm:  

1 John 4.7-10, Ps. 72.1-2, 3-4ab, 7-8, Mark 6.34-44

Thurs. January 7th: St. André Bessette

12:05 pm:

1 John 4.19-5.4, Ps. 72.1-2, 14-15bc, 17, Luke 4.14-22a

Fri. January 8th:  ferial

12:05 pm:

1 John 5.5-13, Ps. 147.12-13, 14-15, 19-20, Luke 5.12-16

 

Sat. January 9th: ferial

 5:15 pm:  Manuel Aguiar & Family +

1 John 5.14-21, Ps. 149.1-2, 3-4, 5-6a+9b, John 3.22-30

 

Readings for Baptism of the Lord

Sunday, January 10th, 2016

1st Reading:  Isaiah 42.1-4, 6-7

Responsorial Psalm: 29.1-2, 3ac-4, 3b+9c-10

Second Reading: Acts 10.34-38

Gospel: Luke 3.15-16, 21-22

 

 JANUARY MEETINGS/EVENTS

Scouts for Girls & Boys

Every Tuesday 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm(small hall, hall & various rooms)

 R.C.I.A.

            Every Wednesday at 7:00 pm in St. Kateri             Room

Choir

            Every Thursday at 7:00 pm in the church

AA

            Every Thursday 6:30 pm in the hall

 

Saturday, January 9th

10 am – Baptism Preparation (St. Kateri Room)

 

Tuesday, January 12th

 7 pm – First Eucharist Information Meeting (church)

 7:15 pm – Pastoral Council Meeting (St. Kateri Room)

 

Sunday, January 17th

11 am – 12:30 pm 1st Eucharist class (St. Kateri Room)

 2 pm – Baptisms (church)

 

Sunday, January 24th

11 am – Development & Peace Coffee Sunday (hall)

 

Sunday, January 31st

11 am – 12:30 pm 1st Eucharist class (St. Kateri Room)

 

  Offertory Envelope Boxes for 2016

are available at the entrance of the church

 

Please call Pamela at the Parish Office during office hours if

·        You have a change in your name/address; or

·        If you name/address is incorrect; or

·        If you are a new parishioner and would like to have a box assigned to you; or

·        If you cannot find your box

 

Masses Available

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

 

2016 MISSALS

2016 Missals are available to be purchased at all the Masses.  The cost is $5.00.

 

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.

 

SANCTUARY LAMP

is lit this week

In Memory of Margaret Keeble

at the request of Ron Keeble