Parish Pastoral Council

The purpose of the Parish Pastoral Council (PPC) is to assist the Pastor in establishing objectives, goals and strategies for the parish community. It considers those ministries and services that are needed for the growth of a living parish community through reflection, planning and action. The PPC must carefully consider the needs of the faithful and search for the means that will adequately respond to those needs. If you have any contributions to make to the PPC, please contact Mary Ellen Tompkins, Parish Pastoral Council Chair, at 613-547- 5004.

Parish Finance Committee

The purpose of the Finance Committee is to assist the Pastor in the administration of the parish. Since fiscal transparency is of upmost importance, all parishioners are welcome to approach a member of the Committee at any time. For more information, please contact the parish office at 613-547-5004.

Lectors

Lectors read from the Old and New Testaments at each Mass during the week and on the weekends. Parishioners of all ages are welcome to join this Ministry to help spread the Word of God. If interested in volunteering, please contact the parish office at 613-547-5004.

Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion

Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion assist in distributing Eucharist at either the Sunday or weekday Masses and in distributing Communion to shut-ins. Training is provided. For more information, please call the parish office at 613-547-5004

Liturgy Committee

The Liturgy Committee is comprised of leaders of various ministries such as music, lectors, ushers, Eucharistic Ministers, children’s liturgy and altar servers. The group meets two or three times a year with pastoral staff to assist in overseeing the liturgical life of the parish.

Altar Servers

All boys and girls, having received First Communion are encouraged to consider becoming altar servers. Please contact Fr. James Quirk at 613-547-5004, if you wish to serve in this ministry. Training provided.

Ushers

Women and Men are invited to provide a very special service in their exercise of a liturgical ministry. Ushers strive to improve the quality of Sunday worship through warmly greeting and finding seating for parishioners.

Sacristans

Sacristans assist the priests and deacon in taking care of the vessels, vestments, altar linens, candles, etc. that are required for liturgical ceremonies.

Junior Liturgy

There is a Junior Liturgy program offered in the Parish Hall during the 9:00 and 11:00 a.m. Masses, September – June. All children between the ages of 4-8 are invited. Parents are welcome to attend with their children. No registration is required. Please contact the parish office 613- 547-5004 for more information.

Sunday Music Ministry

Music for Sunday Masses is led by Shirley Kelliher, assisted by Theresa Whalen-Witjes and Ashley Pixley.

Music Ministry – Funerals

This ministry is led by Dorathy Stanley. Please contact the parish office at 613-547-5004

Ministry to Seniors

Seniors in our Parish community and beyond are invited to enjoy Bridge and Euchre in St Joseph’s Parish Hall, Wednesday afternoons at 12:30 p.m., September – June. Light refreshments are served. Cost: $2.