Easter

“But when Christ is revealed – and he is your life – you too will be revealed in all your glory with him.” – Col 3.4 Living the Paschal Mystery Holy Week has been different this year. At a time when we couldn’t celebrate the Triduum, the experiences of our community have brought the mystery…

Holy Week

HOLY WEEK AT ST JOSEPH’S In February 2019, parish liturgy teams from around the diocese gathered together to reflect on the unique rituals of Holy Week – their significance, their meaning and their practice. Much of our reflection and learning centred around the Triduum. The Triduum is one liturgy that begins on Holy Thursday with…

The Cry of the Heart: Worship and Prayer

“I trusted, even when I said: ‘I am sorely afflicted.’” – Ps 115.10 The Cry of the Heart: Worship and Prayer On Monday afternoon, a blackbird (a White-winged Chough) found its way into our church only to become caught in the ceiling space with no way of escaping. Despite attempts to encourage the bird to…

Letting Go

“ Repent, and believe the Good News.” – Mk 1.15 Letting Go On Ash Wednesday morning, our community gathered for Mass. It was different this year. The familiar ritual of placing a cross of ash on our foreheads was not possible due to the effect of the pandemic. And yet, by not doing something that…

A Matter of Perspective

“Whatever you do at all, do it for the glory of God.” – 1Cor10.31 A Matter of Perspective Our parish is on a journey within our Diocesan community of Building the Kingdom of God Together. Last week we were invited to ponder the question, ‘How can I share my gifts in building this faith community?’…

A Matter of Perspective

A Matter of Perspective “Is not our life on earth nothing more than pressed service, our time no better than hired drudgery?” – Job 7.1 A friend of mine shared the following story: A supervisor was observing his workers one afternoon, and noticed two men shifting bricks around the worksite. One of them looked angry…

Welcome

Welcome to the St Joseph’s, Toronto website. We’re glad you’ve found us. This is truly an interesting time in the life of our community. The COVID 19 pandemic has affected everybody. As a society, we’ve had to adapt and learn new ways of doing things. It’s the same for us. Our Church is open throughout…

Giving Thanks

“For ever I will sing the goodness of the Lord.” – Ps 88.2 Giving Thanks As 2020 draws to a close, it is fitting to look back and give thanks for the year that has been. While it has been a challenging year, there are still many things that we, as a community, can be…

Year of St Joseph

Last Tuesday, 8th December (The Feast of the Immaculate Conception and the 150th Anniversary of the Declaration on St Joseph as Patron of the Universal Church), Pope Francis proclaimed a ‘Year of St Joseph.’ To mark the occasion, Pope Francis has written an Apostolic Letter entitled Patris Corde (With a Father’s Heart). Pope Francis begins…