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Third Sunday of Easter

10 April 2016


It was light by now and there stood Jesus on the shore.




In this Easter season we celebrate that Jesus rose from the dead and is Lord of all humanity and all creation. And we hear how his first followers became inspirational witnesses to the blessing of God’s presence in the world.


Todays Readings


First Reading: Acts 5:27-32, 40-41


The apostles obeyed God by continuing to teach and preach in the name of Jesus in spite of a warning from the Sanhedrin.


Second Reading: Apocalypse 5:11-14


The Lamb that was sacrificed is given glory by heavenly hosts, by humanity and by the whole of creation.


Gospel: John 21:1-19


Jesus appears to the disciples while they are fishing, and the catch is bountiful after he instructs them. They are recommissioned to be his witnesses in the world.



Monday, 11 April

9:00 a.m. Deceased Members of the Dennee Family – The Dennee Family

5:15 p.m. Deceased Members of the Vincent Family – Iria Casquilho

Tuesday, 12 April

9:00 a.m. George Teves – Parents

5:15 p.m. Raffaele Murano – Mrs. Ortenza Murano

Wednesday, 13 April

9:00 a.m.        Gino Bidinost – The Family

10:30 a.m.        Extendicare – Mary Hart – Bernadette Burgess

5:15 p.m. June Sears – The Family

Thursday, 14 April

9:00 a.m. Amde Michael – Yeshi Redda

5:15 p.m.         Flory Rosqueta – Laurie San Pedro

Friday,  15 April

9:00 a.m. Allan Raymond (2nd Anniversary) – Therese Raymond & Charlie

5:15 p.m.         Luisa Praticante – Rosa & Luis

Saturday, 16 April

9:00 a.m. Adrien Degbey – Raymond Degbey

5:15 p.m.         Giovanni Circelli – The Family

Sunday, 17 April

9:00 a.m.  Bob Stack – Judy & Don Dennee

11:00 a.m.        People of the Parish


NEXT WEEK – 16-17 April 2016






Eucharistic Ministers





16 April

5:15 p.m.


E. D’Abreo

E. Bennett


E. Denham

J. Lachance


D. Mazzolin

I. Stewart

A. Wilson

S. Peck



17 April

9:00 a.m.


C. Purcell

M. Downey


F. Lovie

N. Haunts


T. Raine

M. Turkington

R. Audet

F. Cuvelier



17 April

11:00 a.m.


C. Machado

F. Machado

Dcn. Wojcik


R. Kwak


J. McLaren

J. Scott

M. Strong

P. Tetro














16 April

5:15 p.m.


S. Sedore

O. Gowsell

I. Simoes









17 April

9:00 a.m.


C. Watts

R. Watts

I. Watts

M. Sutton


S. Skebo

K. Turkington






17 April

11:00 a.m.


D. Fernandes

T. Fernandes

C. J. Lee


D. Ciersarik

Y. Kwak







Please remember in your prayers the following: Kerry Kozak; Terry Kot; Gerald Levesque; Hermina Lawlor; Donald Jackson; Carolyn Curry; Tony Deodato; Jean Wells; Ciara Ryckman; Eileen Garrah; June Emmons Church; Joe Verner; John Light; Maureen McCarthy; Edward Courneya; Charles Virgin; Helene Taillon; Irene Smith; Giordana White; Kelly Leclair; Helen O’Brien; Audrey Lacey; Jane McGrath; Teresa Tenuta; Antoinetta Tenuta; Henk Ligtenberg; Kevin Emond; Taylor Emond; Charles Millard; Willie Wylemans.


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.




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.





YEAR OF MERCY VOLUNTEER POSITIONS In this Year of Mercy, St. Joseph’s Parish will be showcasing a variety of volunteer possibilities. Over the following weeks, we will provide information regarding those activities needing volunteers.


THE SENIORS CENTRE – A not-for-profit, voluntary, and charitable organization specializing in recreation and leisure activities for todays active, older adults is in need of volunteers in a variety of areas, including food services, instructors, special events, committees, and more. Contact Jean Lawson at 613-548-7810 x 225, or



The General Meeting will take place on Monday, 11 April, at 7:00 p.m., in the parish hall. Our speaker is Ann Boniferro, Coordinator of Religious & Family Life Education of the Frontenac-Lennox & Addington Roman Catholic Separate School Board. She will present the new curriculum changes, the new Catholic resources for grades 1-10, and the implementation plan for Catholic classrooms. All interested female parishioners 16+ years are welcome to come and listen.


Don’t forget to bring your donation of either baby items or a monetary offering, to help support BIRTHRIGHT! Donations will be accepted until the end of April; please place them in the marked box in the parish office.


BUILDING FUND The monthly collection of the Building Fund will take place this weekend, 9-10 April 2016. Your support continues to make a difference. Thank you.


FIRST RECONCILIATION will take place on Tuesday, 12 April 2016, at 7:00 p.m.


  1. VINCENT DE PAUL Food Bags will be distributed this weekend, 9-10 April 2016, for return on the weekend of 16-17 April. Monetary donations are also gratefully accepted. Thank you for your continued support.


HOSPITALITY SUNDAY The next Hospitality Sunday will take place on Sunday, 24 April 2016, after the 9:00 and 11:00 a.m. Masses. If you are willing to bring squares, cookies or loaves for this event, please sign up on the sheets provided at the church entrances.


SPIRITUAL INQUIRY The next “Spiritual Inquiry” gathering will take place on Thursday, 28 April 2016, from 7:00-8:30 p.m., in the parish hall. Those in attendance will be able to pose questions regarding religion, faith or spirituality, share responses to questions / comments raised by others, or simply listen. Previous gatherings have been insightful, inspiring and quite satisfying. Join us in this unstructured and informal evening of casual reflection. Tea and decaf coffee will be offered.




SEPARATED AND/OR DIVORCED You are welcome to attend the New Life Support Group on alternate Tuesday evenings at 390 Palace Road, Kingston. The next meeting will take place on Tuesday, 12 April 2016, from 7:30-9:30 p.m. For information, contact the Family Ministry Office at 613-548-4461 or at


ANNUAL SPRING CABARET Holy Cross Arts Department formally invites you to the Annual Spring Cabaret, on 13 April 2016, at 7:00 p.m., in the Holy Cross Cafeteria. Tickets are $5.00, at the door, and refreshments will be available during intermission. Performances include jazzy numbers by the Holy Cross Dance Team and the Holy Cross grade 11 Drama Class to the theme of “Roaring Twenties”. Enjoy a gangster, flapper, actress, and stoolie introduced show-stopping numbers! Come see the performance of the century; it’ll be the cat’s meow!


KINGSTON MEDITATES FOR PEACE takes place from now until 13 April on Wednesdays, 6:30-7:30 p.m., at Providence Motherhouse, 1200 Princess Street, Front Entrance. Learn tools and techniques to improve mood and reduce stress, using a range of meditation techniques each week. Meditations will be 20-30 minutes, with discussion and light refreshments afterwards. Donations gratefully accepted.


NEW EVANGELIZATION SUMMIT 2016 IN KINGSTON World Youth Day pilgrims are excited to be hosting the New Evangelization Summit – a web-conference that has been designed to inspire Catholics and help them live out their personal call to evangelize. It will be held at St. Paul the Apostle Church, 1111 Taylor-Kidd Blvd, on 15-16 April. Registration is $40.00, and includes lunch and refreshments. Register at


25TH ANNIVERSARY Mother Teresa Catholic School will be celebrating their 25th Anniversary on Saturday, 16 April 2016. Events planned include a Family Fun Run at 10:00 a.m. at the school, Mass at 2:30 p.m. at St. Paul the Apostle Church, and an Open House at the school beginning at 3:30 p.m. Please spread the word, as we look forward to seeing past staff, graduates and parents.


SPRING DINNER & DANCE at Our Lady of Fatima Parish, 588 Division Street, on 16 April 2016, at 6:30 p.m. Contact Michael, at 613-547-0215, or for tickets. Adult: $25.00; Children: $10.00.


NEXT GENERATION LEAHY Doug Leahy, his wife and six children will perform at the Neeje Fundraising Dinner on Saturday, 16 April 2016, at Rideau Acres, from 6:00-10:00 p.m., their first ever performance in Kingston. Step dancing, fiddling, singing. Tickets are $50.00, and are available at


BLESSED SACRAMENT GARAGE & BAKE SALE will take place on Sunday, 23 April 2016, from 8:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. All donations in good condition gratefully accepted (no tv’s or computers). For information and pick-up, call Paul at 613-384-2671, or Gord or Shirley at 613-389-9810. Donations may be dropped off on 22 April, from 7:00-9:00 p.m., at the church hall.


SPRING BENEFIT CONCERT, SPENCERVILLE St. Laurence O’Toole Parish, on Saturday, 23 April 2016, at 7:00 p.m., at Spencerville United Church. Call 613-658-5292 for information.


  1. THOMAS MORE THRIFT SALE We are looking for vendors for the 1st Annual St. Thomas More Thrift Sale! The sale will be held at St. Thomas More Catholic School on Saturday, 23 April 2016, from 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. Become a vendor to sell your kids’ used items. Simply label your items, drop them off the night before the sale, and we will do the rest! The cost to become a vendor is $30.00, and you will receive $100% of your sales. You can also donate gently used items to be sold by STM, and proceeds will go to parent council and the school. Please contact Jen, at

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