St. Joseph Church
Pastor : Rev. Paul Dobson
5440 Durie Rd, Mississauga, ON L5M 2J5
Telephone (905) 826-2766
St. Joseph Church- Parish Website
Pleae join us in celebrating the Holy Eucharist as a School Faith Community on the following dates:
Opening Mass: Tuesday, October 22, 2019 @10am at St. Joseph Church
Advent Mass: Wedneesday, December 18, 2019 @9am at St. Julia
Lenten Mass: Tuesday, March, April 3, 2020 @ 10am at St. Julia
End of the Year: Wednesday, June 10, 2020 @ 9am at St. Joseph Church
Graduation Mass for Grade 8 students: Wednesday, June 17, 2020 10am at St. Joseph Church
St. Julia highlights a virtue each month on the annoucements and at monthly virtue assemblies. Please join us for our Virtues Assemblies. Check our monthly Newsletter for dates and times.
The virtue for the month of February is Respect.
We all deserve to be treated respectfully by others. However, in order to be respected we also have to respect ourselves. Everyone has a right to go to school/work free of gossip, name-calling, and putdowns. We should expect to be treated with respect by everyone we meet – our brothers and sisters in Jesus.
From the perspective of the Catholic Graduate Expectations, a respectful person...
- Has a confident, positive sense of self and respect for the dignity and welfare of others
- Honours the rights, responsibilities and contributions of self and others
- Values and honours the important role of family in society
- Values the environment and uses resources wisely
- Honours the faith traditions, world religions and life journeys of all people of goodwill
For though I am free with respect to all, I have made myself a slave to all, so that I might win more of them. (1 Cor. 9:19)
St. Julie Billiart
Feast day: May 13
Saint Julie was born in Cuvilly, France, on July 12, 1751. She lived a humble life in a loving family. She was a woman of serenity, despite the great personal suffering she endured. The Billiart family survived many hardships, including the deaths of several children. When Julie was 16, she went to work to help support her family. At the age of 23 she became paralyzed by the trauma of a shooting that was aimed at her father. She spent more than 20 years confined to her bed, unable to care for even her most basic needs. Besides her physical pain, Julie suffered religious persecution, lived in hiding as a refugee. Throughout her suffering, she steadfastly trusted in God’s goodness. At the age of 53, Julie and her very good friend, Françoise Blin de Bourdon, along with two other women, made their vows as Sisters of Notre Dame in Amiens, France. A variety of difficult circumstances caused her to move her congregation to Namur, Belgium, several years later. Today these sisters are known as the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur.
Julie reached out to the poor and forgotten, she brought comfort and hope to those around her, she encouraged faith in the seeking and the lost. More than anything else, she was a witness to the deep, loving goodness of God. Her motto and mantra was: “Oh, how good God is!” In 1969 Julie was named a saint by the Catholic Church. The impact that Saint Julie had on the world continues through the life and ministry of the sisters who share in her heritage. At one time, her Feast Day was designated as April 8, which was the anniversary of her death in 1816. However it is now celebrated on May 13th honouring the day she was made a Saint in 1969.