Print Friendly

The Epiphany of the Lord

6 January 2019

 

“We saw his star as it rose and have come to do him homage.”

 

Introduction

 

The Christ child has come into the world, not just for his own people, but for all people of all time.

 

Todays Readings

 

First Reading: Isaiah 60:1-6

The prophet sees the radiant light of God shining forth and foresees people from all over the world paying homage with their precious gifts.

 

Second Reading: Ephesians 3:2-3, 5-6

 

Paul has grasped the fact that in Christ Jesus we all share the inheritance of God’s promises.

 

Gospel: Matthew 2:1-12

 

The wise men represent us all, and their symbolic gifts enable Matthew to explain this manifestation of God: Christ is priest, prophet and king.

 

MASSES FOR THE WEEK

Monday, 7 January

9:00 a.m. Special Intentions

5:15 p.m.    Paul Watson – Rose McCluskey-Watson

Tuesday, 8 January

9:00 a.m.  Intentions of Joan Bennett

5:15 p.m. Juliette Hackett – Sandra brown & Tanya Millan

Wednesday, 9 January

9:00 a.m.  Ken Lillis – Sharon, Scott & Andrea

10:30 a.m.   Extendicare – Mr. & Mrs. P.J. Fowler & Family – Elizabeth Heymans (moved from 12 Dec. 2018)

5:15 p.m. Manuel Carquez – Cecilia Melo

Thursday, 10 January

9:00 a.m. Patricia Jones – The Family

5:15 p.m. John MacKenzie – Paul & Mary Dowling

Friday,  11 January

9:00 a.m. Mr. Anibal Pereira – Elena & Venancio Dos Santos

5:15  p.m.    Patricia Coulter – The Family

Saturday, 12 January

9:00 a.m. Sandra & Antonio (7th Anniversary) Del Prete – Gennaro & Alberto & Family

5:15 p.m. William Murphy – Theresa Murphy & Family

Sunday, 13 January

9:00 a.m. Marianna & Mickele Circelli – The Family

11:00 a.m.     People of the Parish

NEXT WEEK 12-13 January 2019

 

Date

 

Lectors

 

Eucharistic Ministers

 

Ushers

 

Mon.

12 Jan.

5:15  p.m.

       

 

B. Greigson

J. Pattenden

 

J. Bennett

P. Scott

 

F. Carter

D. Mazzolin

P. Greenwood

R. Lachance

 

Mon.

13 Jan.

8:00 p.m.

 

D. Tudin

M. Tudin

 

F. Lovie

M. Cervenko

 

M. Turkington

R. Audet

F. Cuvelier

Don Dennee

 

Tues.

12 Jan.

9:00 a.m.

 

 

C. Kavanaugh

F. Levesque

Deacon Wojcik

 

R. Webb

 

P. Tetro

D. Kurman

G. Velasco

J. Dsouza

 

 

     Date

 

Saturday

12 Jan.

5:15 p.m.

 

Sunday

13 Jan.

9:00 a.m.

 

Sunday

13 Jan.

11:00 a.m.

 

Altar

Servers

 

A. Lett

M. Drumm

 

B. Evaristo

M. Castro

A. McCaugherty

 

A. Krasna

E. Samson

K. Soriano

 

Junior Liturgy

 

 

********

 

P. Bullock

E. Hayes

 

A. Lorbetskie

A. Doctolero

 

 

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 Bernard MacDougall.

 

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

 

CHRISTMAS BASKETS Thanks to St. Joseph’s generous parishioners, we were able to assist 50 families in need this past Christmas.  With copious amounts of food and monetary donations, fifty families had a Christmas they might otherwise have missed.  We even had a bit of food left over after filling the baskets very full, permitting us to donate to St. Vincent de Paul and the Food Bank.  Thank you again for your continued generosity.

 

2018 DONATIONS St. Joseph’s Parish Year-End occurred on 31 December; therefore, donations received after this date will need to be recorded in 2019.  Sorry for any inconvenience this may cause.

 

JUNIOR LITURGY will resume this weekend at the 9:00 and 11:00 a.m. Masses on Sunday, 6 January 2019.  Welcome back!

 

CATHOLIC WOMEN’S LEAGUE MEETINGS The Executive meeting will be held on Monday, 7 January 2019, at 7:00 p.m. in the parish hall.  The General meeting will take place on Monday, 14 January 2019, at 7:00 p.m., in the parish hall.  The Annual Report will be given, and a new budget will also be presented.

 

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 which promotes faith, spirituality and awareness and responds to political and social issues that affect all Canadians.  You can make a difference.

 

BUILDING FUND  The monthly collection of the Building Fund will take place next weekend, 12-13 January 2019. Thank you for your support.

 

HOSPITALITY SUNDAY The next Hospitality Sunday will take place on Sunday, 27 January 2019, after the 9:00 & 11:00 a.m. Masses.  If you are able to provide snacks, please sign up at the entrances.  Please join us for fellowship and refreshments.

 

SACRAMENTS OF FIRST RECONCILIATION &  FIRST COMMUNION All parents of grade two students who wish that their children celebrate the Sacraments of First Holy Communion and First Reconciliation here at St. Joseph’s are invited to attend a Parent Information Meeting on Tuesday,19 February 2019, 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 6-7 April 2019.

 

BULLETIN ANNOUNCEMENTS Because Liturgical Publications were closed between until 2 January, they required early submission of the bulletin, and 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 this bulletin.

 

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.

 

 

[COMMENT1]29 January