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The Baptism of the Lord

The Baptism of the Lord Mass Intentions This Week


January 11th - 17th
Today we celebrate the feast of the Baptism
Please join us as we pray for the following,
of the Lord. The baptism of Jesus is
in our “Announced Mass” Intentions
considered a manifestation of God in Jesus,
another “epiphany.” On this, the last day of
the Christmas season, our Gospel reveals to us Jesus' Mon.:(9 am) +Mae Fullerton - Doris McKenney
relation to God: the son of Mary and Joseph is also God's Tues.:(9 am) +Tom Phelan - John & Dan Drohan
own Son. Wed.:(9 am) +Mae Fullerton - Rosemary Cronyn
Thurs.:(9 am) +Guido Dean - Family
In today's Gospel, we hear John the Baptist address the Fri.:( 9 am) +Frank Michniewicz - Gottschling Family
confusion of the people who thought that John might be the Sat.:(9 am) +Patrick Moran - Fiona Murphy
Messiah. In response, John contrasts the baptism that he (5:15 pm) +Mary Guziak - Halina Ogonek & Family
performs with the Baptism that Jesus will inaugurate. John Sun.:(8:15 am) +Anthony Aquilina - Family
the Baptist says that he has baptized with water, but that (9:30 am) For Our Parishioners
someone will come and baptize with the Holy Spirit. The (11 am) +Helen Leckman - Family
type of baptism that John performed was not yet a Christian (12:30 pm) +John Giacomini - Denis & Rena Guerard
Baptism; it was a preparation for Christian Baptism through
which sins are forgiven and the gift of the Holy Spirit is
received. Vocation Seeds
As John the Baptist introduced the people of his time to
The Baptism of Jesus was a major turning point in His life. Jesus a voice from heaven said,
It was the beginning of His public life, and a sign of God’s “You are my Son, the Beloved,
love for all people, as well as His acceptance of His mission with you I am well pleased.”
as God’s suffering Servant. Through Baptism, each Perhaps God is calling you to do the same in our time as
Christian becomes like Jesus and enters into the mysteries of a priest, deacon or religious?
repentance and rebirth. We are all called to follow his If God is calling you,
example and spread the Good News to the world. (Loyola contact Fr. Hansoo Park at 416-968-0997.
Press)
vocations@vocations.ca or www.vocationstoronto.ca

Family Connection
Toronto’s Catholic Schools
In today's Gospel, we learn that Jesus' behaviour, attitudes, Welcome New Students
and expectations were governed by his identity as God's
This Wednesday, January 13th from 7-9 pm
beloved Son. In our Baptism, we were made children of this
same heavenly Father. This identity as members of the family Toronto’s Catholic schools invite you to register your
of God, and as brothers and sisters of Jesus, also shapes our children for the 2010-2011 school year. Registration
family's daily life. As you gather as a family, identify some begins in January 2010 for Kindergarten and French
of the expectations and behaviours that govern your family Immersion at all Catholic elementary schools throughout
life by answering the question, “What are some of the things the City of Toronto. For the convenience of families, most
that make our family life unique?” Celebrate these things schools are open for registration on Wednesday, January
about your family life. Let us pray that we will remain 13th from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. For more information, please
faithful to our baptismal identity as children of God and as contact the Catholic school nearest you or 416-222-8282,
brothers or sisters of Jesus. (Loyola Press) extension 5314 or visit the Board’s website at
www.tcdsb.org.
January 10, 2010

Pasta Lunch At Sorrows Women’s Lenten Retreat Weekend

Next Sat., Jan. 16th Queen of Apostles Renewal Centre, Mississauga


from 11:30 am - 2:30 pm February 12th - 14th
Don’t miss out...join in the fun! Preached by the Centre Team
Rest - Renew - Pray
50/50 draw - Used paperbacks for a Loonie And grow in your personal relationship with Jesus.
Used CDs, DVDs, Games - On Sale Call 905-278-5229.
Face Painting for Kids
Ordinations: Auxiliary Bishops
Buy your tickets in advance
to be eligible for door prizes. The episcopal ordination of Bishop William McGrattan
Tickets: $8:00 - Children under 10 years: $5.00 will take place in his home diocese of London on
Tickets also available at the door. Tuesday, January 12, 2010 at St. Peter's Cathedral. The
Proceeds to ShareLife. episcopal ordination of Bishop Vincent Nguyen will be
held on Wednesday, January 13, 2010, at St. Michael's
Cathedral. Please keep these priests in your prayers, as
Upcoming Events: they accept their new responsibilities in our Archdiocese.
Mark Your Calendars! All Proceeds To ShareLife!
With the addition of two new auxiliaries the assignments
Mid-January, 2010 will be realigned. Archbishop Collins has announced the
new pastoral responsibilities of his episcopal team. They
Ballroom Dancing Lessons
are as follows:
More details next week.
Friday, February 12, 2010
Bishop John Boissonneau - Regional Bishop of the
Valentine’s Dinner Dance Western Region, Vicar for Catholic Education, Vicar for
and Silent Auction Liturgy, Liaison with Catholic University Chaplaincies,
Liaison with Theological Faculties.
Bishop Peter Hundt - Regional Bishop of the Northern
Volunteer Accompanist Wanted
Region, Vicar for Religious, responsible for the Pastoral
We are looking for a capable pianist who could volunteer to Mission Fund and the Missionary Co-Operative.
provide accompaniment for Thursday afternoon choir
Bishop William McGrattan - Regional Bishop of the
rehearsal and the choir anthem at our Sunday morning 9:30
Central Region, Vicar for Ethnic Communities, and
Mass. If you are interested in exploring this opportunity,
Liaison with Lay Movements.
please leave your name with the office.
Bishop Vincent Nguyen - Regional Bishop of the Eastern
Region, Chancellor of the Archdiocese, Moderator of the
Parish Website - Sorrows.ca Archdiocesan Curia, and Vicar for Deacons. This fourth
episcopal region, the Eastern Region has been created
In presenting this website, we hope to offer our parishioners consisting of Scarborough (which had been part of the
a source of information to answer their questions about Central Region) and Durham (which had been part of the
Church and parish policy, a resource for wider material to Northern and Eastern Region).
help them live the Christian life, and a place where all who
live within the parish boundaries can contact the parish The division of the diocese into four regions will occur on
community in this area and learn about who we are and who January 14, 2010, on which date any changes in episcopal
we hope to become.