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Palm Sunday of the Passion of the Lord

14 April 2019

 

“Indeed, I promise you, today you will be with me in paradise.”

 

Introduction

 

Today we follow Jesus on his journey into Jerusalem, riding on a colt.  We sing our joyful praises to the king who has freed us from sin and death through his passion, cross, death and resurrection.  As we enter into his suffering during Holy Week, we look towards Easter with joy.

 

Todays Readings

 

First Reading: Isaiah 50:4-7

 

The servant of God places his trust in the Lord and knows that he is lovingly protected from the insults and spittle so that he can endure all suffering with patience.

 

Second Reading: Philippians 2:6-11

 

Like the seed that is buried in the soil and brings forth new life, Jesus reveals that it is only by dying that we rise to new life.

 

Gospel: Luke 22:14-23:56

 

St. Luke reveals the compassionate promise of Jesus to the good thief: “Today you will be with me in paradise.”

 

MASSES FOR THE WEEK

Monday, 15 April

9:00 a.m.  Mary Ellen Jefferies – Mary Sampica & Family

5:15 p.m.  June Sears – The Family

Tuesday, 16 April

9:00 a.m.    Gino Bidinost – The Family

5:15 p.m.  Cancelled

7:30 p.m.  Chrism Mass at St. Marys Cathedral – All are invited to attend

Wednesday, 17 April

9:00 a.m.    Sandra & Antonio Del Prete – Gennaro, Alberto & Family

10:30 a.m. Extendicare – Alfred Pallister – Elaine Norris & Kathy Szabadka

5:15 p.m.  Giovanni Circelli – The Family

Thursday, 18 April – Holy Thursday

7:30 p.m. Mass of the Lord’s Supper

Friday,  19 April – Good Friday

10:00 a.m. Stations of the Cross

3:00  p.m.  Celebration of the Lord’s Passion

Saturday, 20 April – Holy Saturday

8:00 p.m. Easter Vigil

Sunday, 21 April – Easter Sunday

9:00 a.m.  People of the Parish

11:00 a.m.     People of the Parish

NEXT WEEK 18-21 April 2019

 

 

Date

 

Lectors

 

Eucharistic Ministers

 

Ushers

 

Thurs.

18 April

7:30 p.m.

 

M. Peck

C. Jones

A. MacKinnon

Deacon Wojcik

 

M. Tudin

T. Donoghue

B. Greigson

R. Webb

D. Tudin

L. Donoghue

J. Lachance

L. McKeown

 

B. Krasna

TBD

L. Garrett

R. Lachance

 

Fri.

19 April

3:00 p.m.

 

C. Purcell

B. McIver

F. Levesque

J-A. Koster

 

C. Kavanaugh

T. Donoghue

L. Donoghue

S. Broekhoven

M-A. Wojcik

 

F. Cuvelier

B. Krasna

TBD

L. Garrett

D. Neddow

R. Webb

 

Sat.

20 April

8:00 p.m.

 

C. Jones

A. MacKinnon

B. Greigson

M. Farrell

B. McIver

Deacon Wojcik;

 

J. Lachance

S. Fragoso

 

B. Kransa

L. Garrett

I. Stewart

A. Kelly

 

Sun.

21 April

9:00 a.m.

 

M. Tudin

J. Watts

Deacon Wojcik

 

D. Tudin

F. Lovie

 

F. Cuvelier

D. Dennee

D. Neddow

R. Webb

 

Sun.

21 April

11:00 a.m.

 

B. McIver

A. Doctolero

Deacon Wojcik

 

M. Foley

C. Kavanaugh

 

F. Asuncion

L. Garrett

P. Greenwood

J. McLaren

 

 

     Date

 

Saturday

20 April

5:15 p.m.

 

Sunday

21 April

9:00 a.m.

 

Sunday

21April

11:00 a.m.

 

Altar

Servers

 

To be

determined

 

E. Foley

R. Gumboc

A. McCaugherty

 

M. Taylor

M. Doctolero

M. Stabback

 

Junior Liturgy

 

 

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EASTER SUNDAY

CANCELLED

 

EASTER SUNDAY CANCELLED

 

PRAYERS FOR THOSE WHO ARE ILL

 

Please remember in your prayers the following: Alex C.; Matthew Hennessey; Rosa Macedo; Chandra Gibson; Joe Saccon; Brian Coffey; James Parsons; Rob Hurst; Jane Meeks; Marcus Hacault; Marie McNeill; Judy Dowling; Ossie Fisher; Millie Lane; Kathleen Forsyth; Trudy Potvin.

We will leave the name of the individual who is ill on the prayer list for one month.  If at the end of the month prayers are still needed, we ask that a family member contact us to request prayers to be continued for another month.  Please contact Pam at the office at 613-547-5004.

 

OUR PARISH

 

PARISH ENGAGEMENT GROUP St. Joseph’s Parish Mission Statement calls us to live the values of Christ in the wider community.  Mindful of that responsibility, the St. Joseph’s Engagement Group will be inviting all parishioners to consider participating in a number of community-based activities in the coming weeks.  The Saint Vincent de Paul Society provides an ideal opportunity to respond to this call of our faith.  If you are able to donate your time once a month or more, you are invited to be in touch with the parish office at 613-547-5004.  Volunteers are needed to work together on Friday mornings once a month for serving, meal preparation and clean-up. Training and support will be provided. During the next few weeks, bulletin announcements will provide information on other opportunities for service.  Please consider participating in this opportunity to live out the Mission Statement of St. Joseph’s.  Thank you.

 

BUILDING FUND  The monthly collection of the Building Fund will take place this weekend, 13-14 April 2019. Thank you for your support.

 VINCENT DE PAUL Food Bags will be distributed this weekend, 13-14 April 2019, for return on the weekend of 27-28 April, the weekend following Easter Sunday. Thank you for your support.

 CATHOLIC WOMENS LEAGUE will be celebrating the feast of their Patroness, Our Lady of Good Counsel, on Thursday, 25 April 2019, with Mass at 5:15 p.m. and dinner at Ramekins, 1540 Bath Road.  If you wish to attend dinner, please contact Mary Clancy at 613-544-4190, and indicate if you need a ride.  Dinner is at own cost.

 

EIGHTH ANNUAL PRESENTATION OF THE STATIONS OF THE CROSS will take place on Monday, 15 April 2019, at 7:00 p.m., in the church.  All parishioners are invited to pray the Stations of the Cross with a dramatic presentation by St. Joseph’s Parish Youth Group.  Refreshments will follow in the parish hall.  For information, contact Alison at bogle@alcdsb.on.ca, or Angela at 613-547-8116.

 

ARCHDIOCESAN CELEBRATION OF THE CHRISM MASS 2019 You are cordially invited to join Archbishop O’Brien and the clergy of the Archdiocese to celebrate the Chrism mass at St. Mary’s Cathedral on Tuesday, 16 April 2019, at 7:30 p.m.  Gathering as the visible Body of Christ, we express our communion with the Archbishop.  On this special occasion, we will bid farewell to Archbishop Brendan O’Brien, who will be retiring after serving for 12 years as the Archbishop of Kingston.  After the Mass, join us for a reception in his honour at École Cathédrale, where you will have an opportunity to say farewell and to express your gratitude for his dedicated service to the Archdiocese of Kingston.  As in previous years at the Chrism Mass, the priests and deacons will renew their ordination promises, and the oils used for the Sacramental life of the Church will be blessed and distributed to each Parish and Institution.

 

THE NEEDS OF THE CHURCH IN THE HOLY LAND  The collection taken up on Good Friday, 19 April 2019, is for the Holy Land.  At this time of crisis in the Middle East, the need for these funds is greater than ever.  The proceeds of the Holy Land collection provide support to the Christian minority who live there and to pilgrims; the funds assist with the preservation of shrines and archeological areas, interventions during crisis situations, and educational activities.  You are invited to give generously in your support of this collection.

 

PRAYERS Please hold in prayer the Sisters of Providence of St. Vincent de Paul as they prepare for, and deliberate at, their General Chapter, 23-27 April 2019, where they will set future directions and choose leadership.

 

INSTALLATION OF ARCHBISHOP MICHAEL MULHALL will take place on Friday, 3 May 2019, at St. Mary’s Cathedral.  The Installation Mass will begin at 2:30 p.m., with a reception to follow at the Four Points Sheraton Hotel, Kingston.

 

REDISCOVERING THE ART OF DYING Based on Sr. Nuala Kenny’s Workshop of October 2018 at Our Lady of Lourdes Parish.  On Thursdays, 9, 16 & 23 May 2019, after the 9:00 a.m. Mass and at 7:00 p.m., this one-hour reflection on Death & Dying in a Compassionate Community will identify Medical Assistance in Death (MAiD), as the medicalization of suffering and death and a rejection of the Paschal Mystery, the suffering, death and resurrection of Jesus.  In rejecting this response to suffering, we are challenged to be a community of justice and compassion in care for the sick, suffering and dying and protection of the vulnerable.  No registration or cost.  Coffee & tea provided.

 

OUR COMMUNITY

 

SEVEN LAST WORDS On Good Friday, 19 April 2019, from noon-2:00 p.m., the students of Newman House will be leading the Seven Last Words devotion – readings, meditations and music which prayerfully recall the seven times that Jesus speaks from the Cross.  Fr. Raymond J. de Souza will preach the meditations.  Please join us.

 

CAMPAIGN LIFE COALITION – KINGSTON MEETING will be held on Tuesday, 25 April 2019, from 7:00-9:00 p.m., at St. Paul the Apostle Church, main meeting room downstairs, 1111 Taylor-Kidd Boulevard.  Mr. Jim Hughes, President Emeritus of CLC and Vice-President of International Right to Life, will be our speaker.  Please come and bring a friend or two.  Call 613-389-4472 for information.

 

SPRING DINNER & DANCE on Saturday, 27 April 2019, from 5:00-11:00 p.m., with music by Odette, and catering by Karawana Fine Dining, at Rideau Acres, in support of Neeje Association for Women & Family, a charity inspired by St. Josemaria Escriva. Tickets on‑line at neeje.ca.  Call Irene at 613‑549‑7421 for info. All are welcome.

 

PURSUIT OF GLORY CATHOLIC MENS CONFERENCE will be held on Saturday, 27 April 2019, from 9:00 a.m.-3:30 p.m., at the Donald Gordon Conference Centre, Queen’s University, with  speaker, Greg Wasinski. Cost is $55.00.  Please call Kyle Grace at 613-544-9227, or contact Fr. Shawn Hughes at fathershawnhughes@gmail.com, or online at www.kingstonmensministry.ca/pursuit-of-glory.

 

CHILAWEE TRAILS CAMP offers two one-week, overnight camps in August for girls 9-14.  Canoeing, sports, arts & crafts, participating in activities to promote spiritual growth, all accomplished through mentorship, character formation talks, secret angels and the opportunity to attend daily Mass.  A week of fun, friendship and faith awaits!  For information email leahmoorecamp@outlook.com or chilaweetrails.ca.