Baptism

The Sacrament of Baptism is often called “The door of the Church,” because it is the first of the seven sacraments not only in time (since most Catholics receive it as infants) but in priority, since the reception of the other sacraments depends on it. Please contact the parish office at 613-547-5004 for more information.

Reconciliation/Confession

Monday, Friday and Saturday: 4:00-5:00 p.m. or by appointment.

Confirmation

Confirmation is a Catholic Sacrament of mature Christian commitment and a deepening of baptismal gifts. Usually conferred in the fall by the Archbishop of Kingston. Please contact the parish office at 613-547-5004 for more information.

Marriage

The sacrament of Holy Matrimony is a vocation from God and a public sign that one gives oneself totally to this other person. It is also a public statement about God: the loving union of husband and wife speaks of family values and also God’s values. Six months’ notice is required, as well as a Marriage Preparation Course. Please contact the parish office at 613-547-5004.

Holy Orders

In the Sacrament of Holy Orders, or Ordination, the priest being ordained vows to lead other Catholics by bringing them the sacraments (especially the Eucharist), by proclaiming the Gospel, and by providing other means to holiness. Please contact Monsignor Lynch or Fr. Francis Zambon for more information.

A deacon is a servant to others and the Church. He serves via his ministry and functions at the Liturgy. Please contact Deacon Bob Wojcik for more information.

Anointing of the Sick

The Sacrament of Anointing of the Sick, formerly known as Last Rites or Extreme Unction, is a ritual of healing appropriate not only for physical but also for mental and spiritual sickness. Please contact the parish office at 613-547-5004.

Rosary in the Cemetery

Rosary in the Cemetery is an opportunity to assemble and to pray for those who have died. It is usually conducted at 1:00 p.m. in the afternoon of the first Sunday of November in the North West corner of St. Mary’s Cemetery (718 Division, Kingston, ON).

Celebration of Memory & New Life

Celebration of Memory and New Life is an annual gathering to pray for and with those who have lost loved ones in the past year. It is usually conducted at 2:00 p.m. in the afternoon at St. Joseph’s Church in early November.

Parish Penance Celebrations

A penance celebration is an opportunity to reflect communally on one’s own sins and to seek individual reconciliation. St. Joseph’s holds two such services each year, in Advent and one in Lent.

Holy Week

Holy Week is the most important time of the Church year in which we commemorate the death and Resurrection of Jesus Christ. It is the last week of Lent and it includes Palm Sunday, Holy Thursday, Good Friday, and Holy Saturday.

School Masses

St. Thomas More Catholic School and St. Paul Catholic School are affiliated with St. Joseph’s Parish.

School Masses take place at the church at 10:30am on the following dates for 2015-2016 school year:
18 September 2015
23 October 2015
20 November 2015
11 December 2015
8 January 2016
10 February 2016(Ash Wednesday)
11 March 2016
8 April 2016
13 May 2016
10 June 2016

First Friday Devotion

For Catholics, an important devotion held on the First Friday of the Month where the Blessed Sacrament is exposed between the morning and evening Mass.

Flores De Mayo

Flores de Mayo (Flowers of May) is a Mass where the Filipino community gathers to honor of the Virgin Mary. It is usually held in the third Sunday in May @ 3:00 p.m. in the Church. It begins at 2:30 p.m. with the rosary followed by the Mass.