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Saint Joseph Church

 Christmas & New Year's 

December 24th - January 8th

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Saturday, December 24th

4:00pm - Christmas Mass in the church and online

6:00pm - Christmas Mass in the church and online

for the souls of Effie and Stephen Beshara

8:00pm - Christmas Mass in the church and online

Sunday, December 25th

12:00am - Christmas Mass in the church and online

10:00am - Christmas Mass in the church and online

for the people

Monday December 26th

9:00am - Daily Mass in the church

for the Staff and Students of St. Stephen's Highschool

Tuesday December 27th

6:15pm to 6:45pm - Confessions

6:30pm - Devotions

7:00pm - Daily Mass in the church and online

for the souls of Felix & Josephine Brudek

Wednesday, December 28th

8:00am - Daily Mass in the church

Thursday, December 29th

8:00am - Daily Mass in the church

for the soul of Eddie Kolodziejczak

8:30am - Gospel Reflection Group

Friday, December 30th

8:00am - Daily Mass in the church church and online

8:30am to 9:30am - Adoration in the church

Celebrate Sunday with your children at home

Saturday, December 31st

9:00am - Daily Mass in the church 

3:45pm to 4:15pm - Confessions
4:30pm - Sunday Mass in the church and online

for the souls of Karl & Helen Faruga

Sunday, January 1st

8:30am - Rosary in the church

9:00am - in the church and online

10:30am Rosary in the church

11:00am - Sunday Mass in the church and online

for the people

7:00pm - Sunday Mass in the church and online

Monday January 2nd

8:00am - Daily Mass in the church

Tuesday January 3rd

6:15pm to 6:45pm - Confessions

6:30pm - Devotions

7:00pm - Daily Mass in the church and online

for the soul of Ted Noonan

Wednesday, January 4th

8:00am - Daily Mass in the church

for the soul of Maria Sirianni

Thursday, January 5th

8:00am - Daily Mass in the church

8:30am - Gospel Reflection Group

Friday, January 6th

8:00am - Daily Mass in the church church and online

8:30am to noon - Adoration in the church

Saturday, January 7th

9:00am - Daily Mass in the church 

3:45pm to 4:15pm - Confessions
4:30pm - Sunday Mass in the church and online

for the people

Sunday, January 8th

8:30am - Rosary in the church

9:00am - in the church and online

for the special intentions of Magda Zoelman

10:30am Rosary in the church

11:00am - Sunday Mass in the church and online

for the celebration of Alex & Maria Arakiam's 50th Wedding Anniversary! 

7:00pm - Sunday Mass in the church and online

for the deceased members of the Knights of Columbus

Christmas at St. Joseph Church

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You're invited!

Saturday, December 24th – Christmas Eve

4pm, 6pm and 8pm



Sunday, December 25th – Christmas Day

12am and 10am

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Please keep in your thoughts and prayers...

Those who have died,

Joseph (Butch)Tobias

and those who are sick and those who love and minister to them especially...

Andrew Miller, Bob Gibson, Darcia Krushen
Elijah Tracey, Francesco Petronio
Joan Elgar, Lynn Van Acker, Lynn Wainmam
Mary Hofbauer, Pasquale Bruno
Pauline Schumacher, Scott Owen
Vanessa Turley, Wanda Kelly



Jesus, Our Lord, we ask you to have mercy on all who are sick. Give them your strength and love and help them carry this cross with faith. May their sufferings be one with yours, overcome the power of evil and lead others to our Father in Heaven.

Lord Jesus, hear our prayer, for you are Lord forever and ever. Amen.

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The Sanctuary Candle 

At the request of Rina Viloria-Cabildo

the Sanctuary candle burning in our church for the month of December

is in memory of

   Rosario Viloria

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On behalf of the whole church family, we wanted to say a big thank you to everyone who helped, for the time and effort you’ve invested in the success of the

Christmas Hampers this year.

Special thank you to Christine as the team leader your skills are beyond impressive.

Know that we appreciate the time, energy, and love you’ve put into volunteering.

Such a beautiful gift to give so many families this Christmas

Thank you & Merry Christmas!

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Job Openings

Children's Liturgy of the Word Facilitator

Two positions each for up to two hours a week.

We’re looking for a couple of people to lead our church’s efforts to minister to children in our church and the broader community. The ideal candidate has significant experience ministering to children and parents and in forming volunteers.

Housekeeping

One position for up to four hours a week.

We're looking for someone to help keep the public spaces, office and rectory of our church clean. This helps keep our parish functioning well and ensures that those who worship with us have a clean and inviting space to encounter our Lord. 

Learn more about the positions and how to apply
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St Joseph's Parish Office will be 

CLOSED

Tuesday, December 27th,

Wednesday, December 28th and Thursday, December 29th

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May the Peace that the Christ Child radiates bring joy, comfort and justice to our world. Thank you for your commitment to the work of Development and Peace.

We look forward to seeing you in the New Year as we continue to work for a world where there is true peace on earth.

Peace and Solidarity,

Donna Modeste, Chairperson for the Diocese of Peterborough
Dean Dettloff, Animator for Central Ontario

Start preparing for Confirmation
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Before Jesus was put to death, He promised His followers that He would send His Spirit to comfort and strengthen them. The Sacrament of Confirmation is the final Sacrament of initiation, an excellent time for a young Catholic and their family to grow in faith and renew their Catholic commitment. At St. Joseph Church, those Catholics who are in grade seven or older are invited to begin the preparation process for receiving the Sacrament of Confirmation.



Learn more or sign up by visiting our website.

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We would like to wish you a very Merry Christmas. During this season, we celebrate Hope, Peace, Love and Joy; we pray that these four virtues fill your life in every way this Christmas and beyond.

Merry Christmas from your pastoral team of St. Joseph Church

Christmas Message from Bishop Miehm

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“All this took place to fulfill what had been spoken by the Lord through the prophet: ‘Look, the virgin shall conceive and bear a son, and they shall name him Emmanuel,’ which means ‘God is with us.’” (Matthew 1:22-23).



Dear Friends in Christ,



Christmas is a special time which touches our hearts in real and deep ways. It conjures up images of family, hearth, and home, and we know that it is natural to want to be “home for the holidays.” People will travel great distances to be with the ones they love, eager to share together the joy of this season.



It is ironic therefore to think that, at that first Christmas, Mary and Joseph were far from home, away from family, having to rely on the kindness of strangers while bunking down in a stable. Despite all these challenges, they welcomed the baby Jesus with joy, knowing that he was God’s gift not only to them, but to the entire world. That stable may have been messy and noisy, but it was a place filled with love, faith, and thanksgiving. And it was a moment that would forever speak of God’s love, compassion and faithfulness toward each of his beloved children.



Wherever we find ourselves this Christmas – at home or far from it – we are called to make a place for the Lord Jesus, whose humble birth we celebrate. He is truly Emmanuel, God with us, who comes to us in our joys and sorrows, our triumphs and trials, our celebrations and our sadness. Let the Lord find a home in your hearts this Christmas: be assured of God’s constant love for you and let that grace inspire you to gladden the hearts of others.



May you enjoy a Merry Christmas Day and Season.

Yours in Christ,

+ Most Reverend Daniel Miehm - Bishop of Peterborough

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