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Easter Sunday of the Resurrection of the Lord

1 April 2018


Till this moment they had failed to understand the teaching of scripture, that he must rise from the dead.




Like Peter and the apostles, we are all called to be witnesses of the Resurrection of Jesus.


Todays Readings


First Reading: Colossians 3:1-4


Christ is our life, and now this is all that matters.


Second Reading: John 20:1-9


A hymn proclaims the glory of Christ.


Gospel: Mark 14:1-15:47


John tells us that he saw the empty tomb and he believed.




Monday, 2 April

9:00 a.m. John Paul Malette – Gervais Roy

5:15 p.m.  Carlo Mazzolin – The Family

Tuesday, 3 April

9:00 a.m.    Moira Ottenhof – Steve & Mary

5:15 p.m.    Deceased Members of the Bel, Menjou & Vidal Families – Genevieve Vidal

Wednesday, 4 April

9:00 a.m.    Ventura & Angelica Dos Santos – Venancio & Elena Dos Santos & Family

10:30 a.m. Extendicare – Rita Kearns – Jackie Robertson

5:15 p.m.  Deceased Members of the Murphy Family – Claire Kelly

Thursday, 5 April

9:00 a.m. Inosencia de la Fuente – Romy & Lily Ramos

5:15 p.m.  Jeffrey Conley (13th Anniversary) – The Family

Friday,  6 April

9:00 a.m.    Deceased Members of the Garofalo & Agostinelli Families – Josephine Saccon

10:00 a.m. Kingsdale Château – John Costa – Americo & Anna Neves

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

Saturday, 7 April

 9:00 a.m. Dolores Sabuco Marcial – Marietta & Amado Marcial

5:15 p.m. Lyle Ross – The Family

Sunday, 8 April

9:00 a.m.  Alexander, Isabelle, Elwood & Del Potter and                           Shirley & Leon Dillon – Audrey Lacey

11:00 a.m.   People of the Parish


NEXT WEEK – 7-8 April 2018






Eucharistic Ministers





7 April

5:15  p.m.



J. Saunders

H. Pasko

Deacon Wojcik


T. Murhpy



I. Stewart

J. Garrah

R. Lachance

F. Carter



8 Apr.

9:00 a.m.


J. Watts

M. McLaughlin

Deacon Wojcik


N. Haunts


M. Turkington

R. Audet

F. Cuvelier

D. Dennee



8 Apr.

11:00 a.m.


S. Broekhoven

J-A. Koster

Deacon Wojcik


K. Colwell


B. Krasna

J. McLaren

M. Strong

D. Kurman






7 April

5:15 p.m.



8 April

9:00 a.m.



8 April

11:00 a.m.





O. Gowsell

K. Gowsell

A. Lett


I. Watts

E. Foley


D. Fernandes

T. Fernandes

D. Fernandes








N. Dennee

S. Skebo


M. Farrell

P. Krasna



Please remember in your prayers the following:  Helen Taillon; Yvonne Vickers; Kathy Veley; Tony Deodato; Ciara Ryckman; Jean Wells; Evangeline Talens; Jim McCarthy; George Wojcik; Keith Froats; Pauline Medora; Ron Teppett; Marcus Hacault; Sheila Alarie; Millie Lane; Marie McNeil; Lauren Redwood; Judy Dowling; Harriet Hill; Jessica Gaulin; Luigi Nuvoloni; James Parsons; Robert Shaw; Sheila Adams.



You are asked to remember in prayer those recently deceased.


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 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.




CATHOLIC WOMENS LEAGUE The next Executive Meeting  will be held on Monday, 2 April 2018, at 7:00 p.m., in the parish hall.  The next General Meeting will be held on Monday, 9 April 2018, at 7:00 p.m., in the parish hall.  Constable Frank Howard, of the Kingston Police Department, will be speaking about Human Trafficking.  A collection for babies will also be taken up to give to Birthright.  Items such as sleepers, onesies, little outifts in sizes 3-12 months, receiving blankets, baby wipes, diapers, facecloths, etc., would be greatly appreciated.


FIRST FRIDAY DEVOTION On Friday, 6 April 2018, adoration of the Blessed Sacrament will commence at 9:00 a.m. and continue until 5:00 p.m.  You are encouraged to spend an hour with the Lord.


BUILDING FUND  The monthly collection of the Building Fund will take place next weekend, 7-8 April 2018.  Your support continues to make a difference, especially this year as we proceed to put a new roof on the church.  Thank you.


CONVERSION SERIES will be held on Thursdays at 9:30 a.m., and repeated at 7:00 p.m., on 12, 19, 26 April, and 3 May 2018, in the parish hall.  “Conversion: Following the Call of Christ,” will consist of four sessions: Introduction, The Woman at the Well, The Rich Young Man and Matthew.  We will show a short video, followed by discussion.  Come join us.


SPIRITUAL INQUIRY The next session of the Spiritual Inquiry will be held on Wednesday, 25 April 2018, from 7:00-8:30 p.m., in the parish hall.  As in the past, it is an excellent opportunity to discuss our Catholic Faith, religious practices and spiritual belief.  With no prescribed agenda, topics have been quite varied and thought-provoking in past sessions.  In a relaxed, accepting environment, participants have the opportunity to express their thoughts, raise questions or simply listen to the responses of others in attendance.  Coffee/tea will be offered.




SEPARATED AND/OR DIVORCED Are you, or is someone you know, experiencing the trauma of a Separation and/or Divorce?  Come to the New Life Group Meeting, a Catholic Ministry for the Separated and Divorced on alternate Tuesday evenings.  The next meeting will take place on Wednesday (this month only), 10 April 2018, at the Francis J. Spence Pastoral Centre, 390 Palace Road.  The topic will be, “Separation and Divorce and Family Relations.”


EVENINGS OF RECOLLECTION – OPUS DEI Recollections are offered each month in St. James’ Chapel at St. Mary’s Cathedral, from 7:00-9:00 p.m.  Two meditations are preached by a priest of Opus Dei, and a talk is given by a lay faithful of Opus Dei.  There is also opportunity for confession.  Opus Dei is a personal Prelature of the Catholic Church, founded by Saint Josemaria Escriva, with the purpose of spreading the universal call to sanctity in ordinary life.  Recollections are offered for men and women separately.  Please see bulletin board for time and place.


DINNER & PRESENTATION On Saturday, 7 April 2018, Rev. Fr. Thomas Rosica of Salt & Light will make a presentation.  Check details at or call Pete at 613-817-5353.  Cost is $38.00 per person, which includes a $10 charitable donation to Salt and Light TV.


LAY FAITH DEVELOPMENT SERIES will take place on Saturday, 14 April 2018, from 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m., at the Diocesan Centre, 390 Palace Road.  Our first topic will be on Franciscan Spirituality, with presenter Fr. Ed Debono.  Registration is $10.00 (lunch included).  Call Gorett at 613-548-4461 or visit the Archdiocese of Kingston website to register.  For information, call Mary-Jo at 613-548-4461 x 115.


DINNER AND DANCE on Saturday, 14 April 2018, at Rideau Acres, from 5:00-10:00 p.m.  Featuring Still Standin’ Band and catering by Greek Islands.  Tickets are available online at for $55.00; or call Irene at 613-549-7421.  This is a fundraiser in support of Neeje’s work inspiring women to lead meaningful lives.


GOSPEL SINGING On Sunday, 15 April 2018, at 6:00 p.m., St. Barnaby Church, Brewers Mills, will host gospel singers, Rev. Patsy Schmidt, Joe Saunders, Mark & Sharon Alton and Ruth & Gord Griffin.  A free-will offering would be appreciated.


NEW LIFE COURSE Come experience the Love of God in a unique and personal way.  The St. Andrew School of Evangelization course begins on Friday, 20 April 2018, and continues until Sunday, 22 April 2018, at Holy Rosary Church, Belleville.  The cost is $40.00, which includes three meals and snacks.  For information, contact Ruth Terry at 61-661-2498, or at


CHILAWEE TRAILS is an overnight camp that runs in August for girls ages 9-14.  The camp is located on beautiful Halfway Lake in Barry’s Bay.  Campers can participate in sports, daily Mass, swimming, rosary, crafts, confessions, canoe and drama.  A week of fun, friendship and faith awaits!  Registration opens 19 March at


TOTUS TUUS CATHOLIC SUMMER CAMP A faith‑based week‑long camp that includes faith activities, skits, sports, crafts, music and outdoor fun!  Day camp for children (Gr. 1‑6), runs Monday‑Friday from 9:00 a.m.-2:30 p.m. ($75 for the week, with an option of extended daycare till 4:00 p.m.)  An engaging evening camp for teens (Gr. 7‑12) runs Sunday‑Thursday from 7:00-9:00 p.m. ($25 for the week). For information and to register, visit‑tuus Financial contributions to help sponsor children to attend camp are welcome. Any questions, please contact Nadia Gundert at 613‑484‑2446.          


STEUBENVILLE TORONTO Calling all teens in Grades 8‑12! Join over 1500 youth from across Ontario in attending an amazing high school youth conference, on 13-15 July 2018. It will be held at the UOIT Campus in Oshawa. For more information in attending with the Archdiocese of Kingston group contact, Nadia Gundert at An info package and registration are also available on the Archdiocese of Kingston website under the Youth tab.

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