LIVING OUR BAPTISMAL CALL
As Jesus is at prayer after submitting to John’s baptism, his true identity is revealed. He is God’s beloved Son, the one filled with the Holy Spirit. This powerful experience marks the beginning of Jesus’ public ministry, his work of proclaiming and making present the Reign of God. It forms the overarching context for all that Jesus will say and do.
On this feast of the Baptism of the Lord, each of us is invited to reflect on our own baptism. In that sacrament our true identity was received and affirmed. Each one of us is a beloved daughter or son of God. As we come to realize our identity more deeply, we are changed. That experience is transformative. It changes the way we envision our lives, other people, and what is really essential in life.
Jesus’ experience of living as God’s beloved Son impelled him toward his mission of proclaiming the Reign of God. As God’s beloved daughters and sons, we are commissioned to continue the mission of Jesus. It is by strengthening our relationships with God, with our sisters and brothers in Christ, and with the people we are sent to serve, that we realize our identity – that we become who we really are. Along the path of that journey, God speaks in the hearts of each one of us: “You are my beloved son/daughter; with you I am well pleased.”
MASS INTENTIONS & DAILY READINGS
Rosary at 11:50 a.m.
Tues. January 12th: St. Marguerite Bourgeoys
12:05 pm: Harry Schweigler +
1 Samuel 1.9-20, 1 Samuel 2.1, 4-5, 6-7, 8abcd, Mark 1.21-28
Wed. January 13th: ferial
1 Samuel 3.1-10, 19-20, Ps 40.1+4, 6-7a, 7b-8, 9, Mark 1.29-39
Thurs. January 14th: ferial
12:05 pm: Maria Izaura Cezarina & Constancio Gonsalves +
1 Samuel 4.1c-11, Ps 44.9-10, 13-14, 23-24, Mark 1.40-45
Fri. January 15th: ferial
1 Samuel 8.4-7, 10-22a, Ps. 89.15-16, 17-18, Mark 2.1-12
Sat. January 16th: ferial
5:15 pm: De Lima Family +
1 Samuel 9.1-4, 17-19; 10.1a, Ps. 21.1-2, 3-4, 5-6, Mark 2.13-17
Readings for Second Sunday in Ordinary Time
Sunday, January 17th
1st Reading: Isaiah 62.1-5
Responsorial Psalm: Ps 96.1-2, 3-4, 7-8, 9-10ac
Second Reading: 1 Corinthians 12.4-11
Gospel: John 2.1-12
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
· If you cannot find your box
For those who would like to offer Masses on weekdays, we have a few days every week where there are no intentions.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
First Communion Information Night
Tuesday, January 12th at 7 p.m. in the church
(use front door entrance)
If you have not yet registered your child for First Communion, please bring a copy of your child’s baptism certificate to the meeting and fill out one of the registration forms which will be available.
Please pray for all who are ill, especially
Delores Gordon, Donna MacIntosh, Deacon Hugh Taylor, Sophia Karapita, Heather Tobias, Carmela Morra, Maria Soares, Laura MacDonald, Patricia Cull and Maria Jose Bouey.
Week of Prayer for Christian Unity 2016
Ecumenical Prayer Service – with emphasis on Refugees
Come and join us in an ecumenical prayer service with His Eminence Thomas Cardinal Collins, Anglican Archbishop Colin Johnson, Chaldean Catholic Bishop Emanuel Shaleta, Evangelical Lutheran Bishop Michael Pryse, and other city-wide religious leaders on: