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The Holy Family of Jesus, Mary and Joseph

27 December 2015

 

I must be busy with my Fathers affairs.

 

Introduction

 

What is a happy family? Today’s feast points to the values that allow us to live Jesus, Mary and Joseph.

 

Todays Readings

 

First Reading: 1 Samuel 1:20-22, 24-28

 

Samuel’s mother, Hannah, dedicates her only son to the Lord’s service.

 

Second Reading: 1 John 3:1-2, 21-24

 

St. John reminds us that we are God’s children, and calls us to respond with love.

 

Gospel: Luke 2:41-52

 

Jesus teaches us that obedience to God’s word is to be the priority in our lives.

 

MASSES FOR THE WEEK

Monday, 28 December

9:00 a.m.     Dr. Natalio San Pedro – Mabuha Filipino Canadian Association of Kingston

5:15 p.m.     Nunziato Gencarelli – Ortenza Murano

Tuesday, 29 December

9:00 a.m.     Lisa & Stelio Giugovaz – The Family

5:15 p.m.     Special Intention – Anne Pickett

Wednesday, 30 December

9:00 a.m.    Pina Murano – The Family

10:30 a.m.     Extendicare – Beatrice Finucan – Pauline Jorgensen

5:15 p.m.      Manuel Casquilho – Iria Casquilho

Thursday, 31 December

9:00 a.m.     Deceased Members & Families of St. Mary’s Cemetery – Board & Staff of St. Mary’s Cemetery

5:15 p.m.     Paul & Mae Coughlan – The Family

Friday,  1 January

9:00 a.m.     People of the Parish

11:00 a.m.     People of the Parish

Saturday, 2 January

9:00 a.m.     John Rutherford – The Family

5:15 p.m.     Paul & Mae Coughlan – The Family

Sunday, 3 January

9:00 a.m.      Natalio San Pedro – Ace & Rose Viquiera

11:00 a.m.     People of the Parish

NEXT WEEK – 31 December 2015 – 3 January 2016

 Masses  Lectors  Eucharistic

Ministers

 Ushers
 Thurs. 31 Dec.

5:15 p.m.

 D. Balemba

C. Jones

 S. Balemba

J. Lachance

 R. Lachance

P. Scott

S. Peck

L. Garrett

 Fri.

1 Jan.

9:00 a.m.

 A. Pattenden

A. MacKinnon

 G. Pattenden

M. Cervenko

 I. Stewart

R. Audet

D. Neddow

J. McLaren

 Fri.

1 Jan.

11:00 a.m.

 C. Machado

F. Machado

 E. Denham

J. Saunders

 F. Asuncion

P. Greenwood

J. Ferreira

I. Stewart

 Sat.

2 Jan.

5:15 p.m.

 A. Pattenden

G. Pattenden

E. Denham

I. Curry

P. Scott

I. Stewart

A. Wilson

R. Lachance

 Sun.

3 Jan.

9:00 a.m.

 A. Paquin

A. MacKinnon

Deacon Wojcik

M-A. Wojcik S. Eves

T. McCue

K. Mulrooney

D. Neddow

 Sun.

3 Jan.

11:00 a.m.

 M. Meagher

S. Balemba

 

N. Balla

D. Balemba

P. Greenwood

B. Krasna

S. Peck

J. Scott

 

PRAYERS FOR THOSE WHO ARE ILL

Please remember in your prayers the following: Kerry Kozak; Terry Kot; Gerald Levesque; Hermina Lawlor; Donald Jackson; Carolyn Curry; Neil Oosterman; Kevin Kimmett; Tony Deodato; Jean Wells; Ciara Ryckman; Eileen Garrah; June Emmons Church; Joe Verner; Donna Verner; John Light; David Tessier; Maureen McCarthy; Edward Courneya; Charles Virgin; Anne Cadamuro; Helene Taillon; Irene Smith; Ian MacVicar; Giordana White.

 

PRAYERS FOR THE DECEASED

You are asked to remember in prayer those recently deceased, especially Raymond Vienneau.

 

If there are members of your family or friends who are ill or have recently died, and for whom you wish prayers, please contact the rectory to provide their names.

 

WEEK AT A GLANCE

Thurs., 31 Dec.  *5:15 p.m. – New Years Eve Mass
 Fri., 1 Jan.  *9:00 a.m.- New Years Day Mass

*11:00 a.m. – New Years Day Mass

 

 

OUR PARISH

 

MEDIA RESOURCES Would you like to grow in your understanding of the Catholic faith? We are happy to announce that we now have Catholic Lighthouse Media resources available in the St. Joseph Room. These books and audio CDs, by some of the most well known and engaging Catholic writers and speakers in the world today, cover many different topics of interest. Stop in to pick up something that interests you or that would make a good gift for someone else. If you’ve enjoyed the resource, be sure to share it with others! To help cover some of the expenses, the suggested donation for books and CDs is $5.00 each, while pamphlets are free.

 

2016 ENVELOPES are available for pick-up at the back of the church. If you are currently not using envelopes but wish to do so, please contact the parish office at 613-547-5004 to request them, or complete the sign-up sheet on the table beside the envelopes. Once the New Year arrives, please do not use the previous years envelopes as the number may be different. Thank you.

 

2015 DONATIONS St. Joseph’s Parish Year-End occurs on 31 December; therefore, we ask that all 2015 donations to the parish be received by the parish office by 31 December 2015. Donations received after this date will need to be recorded in 2016. If you wish to have a donation appear on your 2015 Tax Receipt, please ensure that the office has received it prior to 1 January. Thank you.

 

JUNIOR LITURGY will not be held this Sunday, 27 December 2015. Junior Liturgy will resume on Sunday, 3 January 2016.

 

CHRISTMAS TREE PICK-UP St. Paul Catholic School Council will once again offer a Christmas tree pick-up. Trees will be picked up on 3 January 2016, and taken to the recycling depot. Please email st.paul.school.council@hotmail.com or call Dari Vecchio at 613-329-9642,with your address. Please have your tree out by 10:00 a.m. on Sunday, 3 January. Your $10.00 donation will directly support the school council’s fundraising initiatives. Kindly leave your donation in your mailbox, or taped to the tree that morning.

 

NEW YEARS EVE VIGIL St. Joseph’s annual New Year’s Adoration Vigil will commence after the 5:15 p.m. Mass New Year’s Eve and continue until midnight. It will then resume at 7:00 a.m. until 8:30 a.m., 1 January 2016. Please take advantage of this opportunity to begin the New Year by spending an hour with the Messiah.   For information, please contact the parish office at 613-547-5004. Sign-up sheets are at the entrances to the church.

 

CATHOLIC WOMENS LEAGUE MEETINGS The Catholic Women’s League Executive Meeting will take place on Monday, 4 January 2016, at 7:00 p.m., in the parish hall. The General Meeting will take place on Monday, 11 January 2016, at 7:00 p.m. Elections for ALL offices will be held at that time.

 

WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON CARD PLAYING will resume on Wednesday, 6 January 2016.

 

FIRST RECONCILIATION AND FIRST COMMUNION All parents of grade two students who wish that their children celebrate the Sacrament of First Holy Communion and First Reconciliation here at St. Joseph’s are invited to attend a Parent Information Meeting on Tuesday, 19 January 2016, at 7:00 p.m. in St. Joseph’s parish hall. Since this is the first planning meeting for the celebration of these Sacraments, it is particularly important that the parents of all children attend. The Enrollment Ceremony will take place on the weekend of 30-31 January 2016.

 

CATHOLIC WOMENS LEAGUE MEMBERSHIP DRIVE One Heart, One Voice, One Mission. The Catholic Women’s League of Canada is a national organization rooted in gospel values calling its members to holiness through service to the people of God. The annual membership drive will take place here at St. Joseph’s on 9-10 & 16-17 January 2016. Catholic Women’s League members will be at the church entrances at all Masses to receive your membership fees of $20.00 for 2016. Every woman of St. Joseph’s Parish, sixteen years of age and older, is invited to be a member of the League. Transfers also accepted.

 

OUR COMMUNITY

 

HOLY INNOCENTS CANDLELIGHT VIGIL will be held on Monday, 28 December 2015, from 7:00-8:00 p.m., in front of Kingston General Hospital. Please join us at 6:45 p.m. on the hill across from KGH (Stuart St.) for prayers and hymns. Please bring your own candle in a glass jar (flashlight for children); we will have some on hand, as well. For more information, contact Campaign Life Coalition at 613-389-4472 or 613-382-1084.

 

CHRISTMAS CD A Christmas CD has been produced by Fr. Di Rocco and the parishioners of Elgin and Westport. Soloists include Monique Marchand and Sr. Jeanne Marie, and Fr. Di Rocco. The cover photo is by Fred happy, who kindly gave permission to use it. The price is $20.00 plus postage if mailed ($3.00 in Canada). Copies are available in Elgin and Westport and from Fr. Di Rocco. Please see posters on the bulletin boards at the church entrances.

 

BEREAVED FAMILIES OF ONTARIO will host the following at Tompkins Funeral Home Township Chapel: Mothers’ Night on 12 January, at 6:30 p.m.; Spousal/Partner Night on 14 January, at 6:30 p.m.; Family Night on 19 January, at 6:30 p.m.; Suicide Support Group on 26 January, at 6:30 p.m.; and “Mourning Coffee” on 26 January, at 10:00 a.m. Please park in the left-side lot, and use the right-side main entrance. For additional information, please call 613-634-1230 or visit www.bfo-kingston.ca. All programs are free of charge. Donations are gratefully accepted.

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