SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 25, 2018

DAILY MASS INTENTIONS

Monday, November 26th

9:00 a.m.         †  Peter Hilbert

    -and-            Special Intention for

                  Hugh O’Malley

    -and-           For the Holy Souls

Tuesday, November 27th                 

6:30 p.m.        †  Antonio Colalillo

    -and-        †  Joe Bentley                      

Wednesday, November 28th

9:00 a.m.        †  Rosildo & Gianbattiste Santini

    -and-        †  Pio Romano          

Thursday, November 29th   

9:00 a.m.        †  Margaret McGinley

    -and-          †  Joe Bentley                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         

Friday, November 30th

7:30 a.m.  Mass in Blessed Trinity Chapel

9:00 a.m.         †  Vince Olivieri

    -and-              Special Intention for

                  Kevin Dunn

Saturday, December 1st

9:00 a.m.        †  Celina Ospina

    -and-        †  Nicole Curran

7:00 p.m.        †  Jerzy Lipiec

    -and-          †  Joe Bentley

Sunday, December 2nd                 

9:00 a.m.         †  Claire MacInnis

    -and-        †  Carole Menzies                             

10:30 a.m.        †  Mervin McDonald          

    -and-         †  Msgr. Barry Egan-Jones          

12 noon        †  Mike Hogan

    -and-          †  Paul Hunter

    -and-          †  Christina & Benjamin D’Souza

3:00 p.m.        MEMORIAL MASS    

6:30 p.m.        †  Alba & Paolo Pucci

    -and-           Parishioners of St. Joseph,

                  Living & Deceased

GRIMSBY SANTA CLAUS PARADE

Please note that the parade will take place this year on Saturday, Dec. 1st.  Mass will begin that evening at 7 p.m. to ease traffic congestion.  Please mark this date on your calendar!Santa Claus.png

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CATHOLICISM SERIES

Continues this Friday, November 30th at 7 p.m. Come and discover or rediscover the beauty of the Catholic faith, led by Fr. Ronald and a team of parishioners.  Come and discover the reason why we believe what we believe. Topic:  A Vast Company of Witnesses:

The Communion of Saints.

FIRST HOLY COMMUNION

AND CONFIRMATION CLASSES

Both classes will begin on Tuesday, January 8th for public, home and private schooled children.  Please register your child through the parish office.  The First Communion Class runs from 4 p.m.-5 p.m. and Confirmation Class runs from 5:15 p.m.-7 p.m.                           

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THE KNIGHT’S CORNER  www.kofc4917.com3rddegree_emblem.bmp

General Meeting:  Tuesday, Dec. 4th at

7:30 p.m. in the Gathering Room.

Executive Meeting:  Tuesday, Nov. 27th   

at 7:15 p.m. in the Gathering Room.

5th Sunday Rosary:  Sunday, Dec. 30th at 5:30 p.m.

KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS ANNUAL CHRISTMAS DINNERchristmas dinner 2.jpg

The Knights will be hosting their Annual Christmas Dinner following the 5:00 p.m. Mass on Saturday, December 8th in the parish Gathering Room.  At this event, the widows of past brother Knights are our invited guests.  If you are interested in attending, please contact Chris Turner (289-489-5895), Andrew Natale (289-697-3194) or Tony Materno (905-975-0257) for tickets or information.

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ST. JOSEPH CATHOLIC WOMEN’S LEAGUE

CWL Members’ Annual Christmas Dinner  This is a traditional turkey dinner which will be served in the parish Gathering Room on Monday, December 10th following the 5:30 p.m. Mass.  Cost is $25.  Please call Joanne at 905-570-4479 or Marisa at 905-945-8416 to reserve your seat by Christmas Dinner.jpg

Dec. 2nd. Tickets must be purchased in advance and will be available for pick up in the foyer following the Masses on Nov. 24 & 25 and Dec. 1 & 2.

MEMBERSHIP  dues for 2019  Thank you to members  who have already renewed their membership for 2019 and welcome to new members who have joined.

We wish to remind those who have not yet paid for 2019, that the $25 membership fee can be placed in an envelope clearly marked CWL and placed in the Collection Basket or brought to the church office.  Be sure to include your name, address and phone number and, if you wish to be contacted by email, please include your email address.  We are excited about some plans for the coming year and welcome new suggestions and ideas from our members.  

DEO GRATIAS COLLECTION

Please support this collection taken this weekend.  All revenue will go to our Clergy Aid Society.  We are grateful to God and to our retired clergy in the Diocese of Priest-old.jpg

St. Catharines who, from the time of their ordination, have cared for us and our spiritual needs.  In thanksgiving to God for them and their years of faithful service, your generous support of the Deo Gratias collection will enable us to care for those who have dedicated their lives to caring for us.  The revenue from this collection does not go into an endowment fund but goes directly to the Clergy Aid Society which provides an income for our retired clergy. Envelopes for this collection can be found in your boxed set if you are an envelope user.  There are extra envelopes in the church foyer if you are not an envelope user.  Please make cheque payable to St. Joseph Church.

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FR. RICO’S GOD TALK

This is a weekly Bible Study that meets on Tuesday’s beginning with Mass at 6:30 p.m.  Next meeting is on Nov. 27th.  The topic is Proverbs 1-5.

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PARISH PHOTO DIRECTORY

A heartfelt thank you to the ladies who volunteered for sign-ups and who helped with paperwork during the

6 weeks of photo sessions.  Thank you to the 400+ individuals and families who took the time to have your photos taken for our directory.  Our parish will have the largest directory in its 102 year history!                                                                    Terrie Morrison 

Please Note:  Those that did not purchase extra photos will have their free 8x10 delivered to the church within the next few weeks and can be found in the foyer.  The directories will be delivered to the church in the New Year.

If you did not have your picture taken, you are welcome to submit a family picture and pay a $12.95 fee to have your photo added to the directory and also receive a Parish Directory upon its completion. Please contact the company directly at IPC 1-800-391-5161 or via email [email protected]  and indicate that you are a parishioner of St. Joseph in Grimsby.        Thanks, Fr. Rico

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2019 OFFERTORY ENVELOPESoffertroy envelope.jpg

are ready for pick up.  Please collect your set as you leave the church today.  Thanks!

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McNally House and Local

        Area Churches

  Invite you to a Community Event  

     A special Christmas

      Memorial Service      

for those who have experienced

    a recent loss.

St. Joseph Church

Sunday, December 2, 2018 at 3:00 pm

 To ensure that the name of your loved one is included

in the Order of Service,

please call us at 905-945-2755 by November 23rd 

All are Welcome

(Donations of unwrapped toys or food items welcomed)

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SEPARATED AND DIVORCED

HEALING MINISTRY

We meet the 2nd and 4th Mondays each month from 7-9 p.m. at Mount Carmel Spiritual Centre,

7020 Stanley Ave., Niagara Falls.  Pre-registration is not required.  The topic for November 26th is:  Sadness and Depression. For information,

call 905-356-4113 or 905-684-0154 or email [email protected]

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PARISH RECONCILIATION SERVICE

We will be having Parish Advent Reconciliation Service on Wednesday, December 19th beginning at 7 p.m.

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NATIVITY PLAY

We are looking for children to play a role in our Christmas Eve Nativity Play.  This opportunity helps our children understand the REAL meaning of Christmas. The rehearsal will be on Saturday, December 22nd at 10:30 a.m.  The actual performance will take place at 4:40 p.m. on Christmas Eve just prior to the 5:00 p.m. Mass.  Please consider having your child(ren) be a part of this amazing experience!  Please email Kelly Ryan at [email protected] or call at 905-667-4511 to be included!