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The Holy Family of Jesus, Mary & Joseph

30 December 2018

 

“They found him in the Temple, sitting among the doctors, listening to them, and asking them questions.”

 

Introduction

 

Our liturgy today encourages us to think about how we might grow in our faith and what help we might seek to deepen our relationship with God.

 

Todays Readings

 

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

 

Hannah longed for a child, and, having pleaded with God, she fulfils her promise by dedicating him to God and to a life of service.

 

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

 

John reminds us that we are the children of God.  We are to be confident in God’s love for each one of us.

 

Gospel: Luke 2:41-52

 

Mary and Joseph have been to Jerusalem with Jesus, but, instead of returning with them, Jesus remains in the Temple, talking to, and asking questions of. the elders.

 

MASSES FOR THE WEEK

Monday, 31 December

9:00 a.m.  Teodorico De Matos – Natalia De Matos & Family

5:15 p.m.    Paule Menjou – Geneviève Vidal

Tuesday, 1 January

9:00 a.m.  People of the Parish

11:00 a.m.  People of the Parish

Wednesday, 2 January

9:00 a.m.  Ursula Jacobe – Nettie Pawling

10:30 a.m.   Extendicare – Cancelled

5:15 p.m.  Sharon Cuvelier – Frank Cuvelier

Thursday, 3 January

9:00 a.m. Sr. Judy Lee – Marietta & Amado Marcial

5:15 p.m. Joshua Pickett – Mom & Family

Friday,  4 January

9:00 a.m. Intentions of Joan Bennett – The Family

10:00 a.m. Kingsdale Château – Michael Little – Theresa Whalen-Witjes

5:15  p.m.  Jerome Collins – Kevin & Dorothy Mulrooney

Saturday, 5 January

9:00 a.m. Juliette Hackett – John & Bella Millan

5:15 p.m. Immacolata Garofalo – Dan & Carole Finn

Sunday, 6 January

9:00 a.m.  Anthony Quatrocchi – Nuvoloni Family

11:00 a.m.     People of the Parish

NEXT WEEK 5-6 January 2019

 

Date

 

Lectors

 

Eucharistic Ministers

 

Ushers

 

Sat.

5 Jan.

5:15  p.m.

       

 

H. Couto

O. Gowsell

 

E. Denham

L. Bickerstaffe

 

I. Stewart

P. Scott

A. Kelly

R. Webb

 

Sun.

6 Jan.

9:00 a.m.

 

J. Watts

C. Purcell

Deacon Wojcik

 

N. McCue

 

S. Eves

T. McCue

D. Neddow

T. Raine

 

Sun.

6 Jan.

11:00 a.m.

 

 

Sr. D. Fournier

B. McIver

 

N. Balla

 

P. Greenwood

B. Krasna

J. McLaren

M. Strong

 

 

     Date

 

Saturday

5 Jan.

5:15 p.m.

 

Sunday

6 Jan.

9:00 a.m.

 

Sunday

6 Jan.

11:00 a.m.

 

Altar

Servers

 

R. Canning

F. Cao

 

C. Udovc

C. Davison

T. Francis

 

M. Taylor

M. Stabback

M. Doctolero

 

Junior Liturgy

 

 

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A. Baxby

J. Williams

 

S. Fragoso

M. Farrell

 

 

PRAYERS FOR THOSE WHO ARE ILL

Please remember in your prayers the following: Alex C.; Matthew Hennessey; Rosa Macedo; Marcus Hacault; Murray MacNeil; Judy Dowling; Ossie Fisher; Millie Lane; Chandra Gibson.

 

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.

 

PRAYERS FOR THE DECEASED

You are asked to remember in prayer those recently deceased, especially Mark Heeler; Wayne Murray.

 

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.

 

AUTOMATIC DEBIT

Automatic Debit is available for those St. Joseph’s parishioners wishing to have their Sunday Offering and/or Building Fund Collection debited directly from their bank account on a monthly basis. Those who wish to begin Automatic Debit are asked to visit the parish office to complete the necessary paperwork.

 

OUR PARISH

 

NEW YEARS LITURGY SCHEDULE

New Year’s Eve – Mon., 31 December – 5:15 p.m.

New Year’s Eve – Mon., 31 December – 8:00 pm.

New Year’s Day – Tues., 1 January – 9:00 a.m.

New Year’s Day – Tues., 1 January – 11:00 a.m.

 

 

2018 DONATIONS St. Josephs Parish Year-End occurs on 31 December; therefore, we ask that all 2018 donations be forwarded to the parish office by 31 December 2018.  Donations received after this date will need to be recorded in 2019.  If you wish to have a donation appear on your 2018 Tax Receipt, please ensure that the office has received it prior to 1 January.  Thank you.

 

NEW YEARS EVE VIGIL St. Joseph’s annual New Year’s Adoration Vigil will commence after the 5:15 p.m. Mass on New Year’s Eve and continue until midnight.  It will then resume at 7:00 a.m. until 8:30 a.m., 1 January 2019.  Please take advantage of this opportunity to begin the New Year by spending an hour with the Messiah.  For information, contact the parish office at 613-547-5004.  Sign-up sheets are available at the church entrances.

 

FIRST FRIDAY DEVOTION On Friday, 4 January 2019, adoration of the Blessed Sacrament will commence after the 9:00 a.m. Mass and continue until 5:00 p.m.  You are encouraged to spend an hour with the Lord.

 

2019 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.

 

CHRISTMAS TREE PICK-UP St. Paul Catholic School Council will once again offer a Christmas Tree pick-up fundraiser in Kingston.  Trees will be picked up on Sunday, 6 January 2019, and taken to the recycling depot.  Your $15.00 donation will directly support the School Council’s fundraising initiatives, which include playground renewal projects.  Kindly leave your donation in your mailbox, in an envelope marked “St. Paul’s,” or taped to your door before 10:00 a.m. that morning.  Please email st.paul.school.council@hotmail.com, or call Dari at 613-329-9642, to leave your name, phone number and address to schedule a pick-up. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from the St. Paul Catholic School Council.

 

CATHOLIC WOMENS LEAGUE MEMBERSHIP DRIVE The Catholic Women’s League is a national organization rooted in gospel values.  Memberships may be renewed on the weekends of 12-13 and 19-20 January 2019, at all Masses.  We welcome all new members, 16 years and older.  Cost remains at $20.00.  Add your voice and support to a national sisterhood who promote faith, spirituality, awareness and respond to political and social issues that affect all Canadians.  You can make a difference.

 

DECEMBER BULLETINS Because Liturgical Publications are closed between until 2 January, they are requiring early submission of the bulletins in December.  It was necessary to have the bulletin material a little earlier than usual.  We apologize if you have submitted an announcement that does not appear in the bulletin during that time.

 

SALVATION ARMY SAYS THANK YOU to all of the generous St. Joseph’s parishioners who volunteered their time to work the kettle at the Loblaws Princess Street location these past weeks.

 

OUR COMMUNITY

 

PROVIDENCE CARE & PROVIDENCE MANOR are looking for volunteers for a number of activities.  Please call Danielle Preston, Coordinator of Recreation & Volunteer Services at 613-548-7222 ext. 3160 or email prestond@providencecare.ca.

 

HOTEL DIEU HOSPITAL Kingston Health Sciences Centre is recruiting volunteers to spend time with patients and families in clinic and post-surgical areas, at the Information Desk in the main lobby, and in their Boutique, Café and Snack Cart.  Every interaction improves the patient and family experience.  If you can commit to a 2-3 hour shift every week, please call 613-548-2359, or visit www.hoteldieu.com.

 

PILGRIMAGE TO POLAND Divine Mercy Centre and Prague, Wroclaw, Krzeszow, Krakow, Lagiewniki, Czestochowa, Salt Mine Wieliczka, Aakopane, Wadowice and more, 5-15 May 2019.  Cost is $3200.00 CAD (taxes & gratuities included).  Under the spiritual guidance of Fr. Joseph Machaj.  The pilgrimage is being organized by a Polish travel agency, Ivotrans, in Poland.  For information, contact Fr. Joseph at 613-962-1092, or frjosephmachaj@gmail.com.  Deadline for registration is 31 January 2019.

 

2019 WOMENS LENTEN RETREAT will be held 11-13 March 2019, at Manresa Jesuit Spiritual Renewal Centre, Pickering.  Retreat Director is Fr. Henk van Meijel.  Cost is $339.00, with transportation from Belleville, or $299.00 without transportation.  Retreat is organized and escorted by Fr. Don Oberwarth, Pastor of St. Francis of Assisi, Frankford.  To book, please call 613-929-8390, or email womenslentenretreat@gmail.com.

 

CURSILLO WEEKEND FOR MEN Pope Francis encourages us to encounter Jesus.  The Cursillo Weekend offers a short and profound opportunity to encounter Jesus, on 28-31 March 2019, at Providence Spirituality Centre.  For information, contact Lionel Ryan at 613-634-9588, or ryanlionel07@gmail.com, or Mike Foley at 613-546-6224, or mfoley8@cogeco.ca, or Fr. Shawn Hughes at 613-546-5521 ext. 4, or fathershawnjhughes@gmail.com.

 

GIVE THE GIFT OF SINGING Children and grandchildren, ages 8 and up are invited to sing in a new youth choir at St. Mary’s Cathedral beginning in the New Year.  This is a wonderful opportunity to explore a rich tradition of music, and learn about singing in a supportive group setting.  Contact Jeffrey Moellman, Director of Music, at 613-985-2224 or musicmoell@gmail.com.

 

THEOLOGY OF THE BODY CERTIFICATE COURSE will be offered live online by Sr. Helena Burns, fsp., 5 January-16 February 2019, from 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.  For details and registration, contact www.tinyurl.com/TOBcertificate or srhelenaburns@gmail.com.  Certificate awarded through www.sacredheartcollege.ca.

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