*On Saturday, November 2 at 11:00 am a Solemn Mass in the traditional Roman form for All Souls will be celebrated at St. Joseph Parish.
Today is World Mission Sunday. We, along with Catholics throughout the world, are called to offer our prayers and generous financial support through the Propagation of the Faith, for the worldwide mission of Jesus. Your gift on World Mission Sunday helps:
- People in remote villages, towns and cities through the witness and work of missionaries and local priests.
- Children, the elderly, refugees, the sick and orphans through the service of Religious sisters and Brothers to bring the Gospel to the poorest of our human family.
- Catechists proclaim the message of hope and peace that only Christ can give.
|40 DAYS FOR LIFE MID-POINT MASS will be held here at St. Joseph Parish on Wednesday, October 16, 2013 at 7:30 pm. Join us as we pray for an end to abortion.|
40 DAYS FOR LIFE: SEPT. 25 – NOV. 3, 2013
You are invited to join others for 40 days of prayer and fasting to end abortion in Canada. Please stand with us during a peaceful vigil outside the Mississauga Women’s Clinic at 101 Queensway W. (at Confederation Pkwy) for one or more hours St. Joseph’s Vigil Days: Tuesdays, October 15, 22 and 29. Spread the word to others! For more information or to register for your one hour vigil, call 647-781-9757, email: firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the website: www.40daysforlife.com/mississauga
Monday, October 7, Our Lady of the Rosary
This Feast was established by St. Pius V on the anniversary of the naval victory won by the Christian fleet at Lepanto on October 7, 1571. The victory over the Muslim forces was attributed to the intercession of Our Lady whose aid was invoked through praying the Rosary.
The month of October is the month of the Holy Rosary
Pope Benedict XVI, in an address at the Basilica of St. Mary Major where he prayed the rosary with the faithful said:
Today, together we confirm that the Holy Rosary is not a pious practice banished to the past, like prayers of other times thought of with nostalgia. Instead, the Rosary is experiencing a new Springtime. Without a doubt, this is one of the most eloquent signs of love that the young generation nourish for Jesus and his Mother, Mary. In the current world, so dispersive, this prayer helps to put Christ at the centre, as the Virgin did, who meditated within all that was said about her Son, and also what he did and said. When reciting the Rosary, the important and meaningful moments of salvation history are relived. The various steps of Christ's mission are traced. With Mary the heart is oriented toward the mystery of Jesus. Christ is put at the centre of our life, of our time, of our city, through the contemplation and meditation of his holy mysteries of joy, light, sorrow and glory. May Mary help us to welcome within ourselves the grace emanating from these mysteries, so that through us we can "water" society, beginning with our daily relationships, and purifying them from so many negative forces, thus opening them to the newness of God. The Rosary, when it is prayed in an authentic way, not mechanically and superficially, but profoundly, it brings…peace and reconciliation. It contains within itself the healing power of the Most Holy Name of Jesus, invoked with faith and love at the centre of each "Hail Mary".