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He is Risen

16 April 2017

“They have taken the Lord out of the tomb…and we don’t know where they have put him.”


Christ is risen. He is risen, indeed. We gather on this day of resurrection to praise God for the life, hope and joy that this day gives us.

Today’s Readings

First Reading: Acts 10:34, 37-43

Peter preaches the good news, God has raised Jesus to life.

Second Reading: Colossians 3:1-4

We have been brought to true life with Christ. Our life is now hidden in him.

Gospel: John 20:1-9

Mary Magdalene discovers the empty tomb. The beloved disciple sees and believes.

Monday, 17 April
9:00 a.m. Edward Fagan – Katherine Quinlan
5:15 p.m. Giovanni Circelli – The Family
Tuesday, 18 April
9:00 a.m. Jerome McHenry – Anna Monk
5:15 p.m. Frank Murphy – Richard & Crystal Carty
Wednesday, 19 April
9:00 a.m. Michael Cowan – Peter & Sandra Skebo
10:30 a.m. Extendicare – Doris McAvoy – The Estate
5:15 p.m. June Sears – The Family
Thursday, 20 April
9:00 a.m. Eva Stevens – Cecil & Catherine Rice
5:15 p.m. Forgotten Souls in Purgatory – Chris Jones & Family
Friday, 21 April
9:00 a.m. Filomena Scrocca – Josephine Saccon
5:15 p.m. Manuel Casquilho – Iria Casquilho
Saturday, 22 April
9:00 a.m. Intentions of Herbie & Shirley Eves – Stephen Eves
5:15 p.m. Patrick McKeown – Lois McKeown
Sunday, 23 April
9:00 a.m. Peter Moore – Mary-Catherine Moore
11:00 a.m. People of the Parish
NEXT WEEK – 22-23April 2017

Eucharistic Ministers

22 Apr.
5:15 p.m.
A. Paquin
C. Jones
B. Greigson
T. Murphy
I. Stewart
A. Wilson
F. Carter
J. Garrah

23 Apr.
9:00 a.m.
M. McLaughlin
P. Kingston
Deacon Wojcik
B. Earle
D. Neddow
T. Raine
M. Turkington
R. Audet

23 Apr.
11:00 a.m.
K. Burbank
N. Balla
S. Broekhoven
S. Fragoso
J. McLaren
M. Strong
P. Tetro
D. Kurman
22 Apr.
5:15 p.m.

23 Apr.
9:00 a.m.
23 Apr.
11:00 a.m.
S. Sedore
I. Simoes
F. Jingsen Cao
C. Watts
R. Watts
I. Watts
D. Fernandes
T. Fernandes
M. Brooks
Junior Liturgy

K. Turkington
P. Bullock
P. Krasna
G. Goncalves
Please remember in your prayers the following: Willie Wylemans; Taylor Emond; Taryn Emond; Hermina Lawlor; Marcus Hacault; Katherine Yager; Sue Hunter; Joan Wray; Helen Taillon; Yvonne Vickers; Margaret Pilcher; Kathy Veley; Tony Deodato; Ciara Ryckman; Jean Wells; Cathy Campbell; Marie McNeil; June Emmons; Mario Lebrun; Yvon Drouin; Terry Kot; Brigit Knott; Marie McNeil; Irene Smith.

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, especially Fr. Jim MacGillivray, CC; Herb Robertson.

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.


CHURCH BULLETIN ADVERTISING Liturgical Publications will soon be setting up the advertisements for our church bulletin. The advertising will begin in July 2017 and supports the bulletin service. Please support the bulletin and advertise your product or service. Call us at 1-800-268-2637.

CATHOLIC WOMEN’S LEAGUE The Feast of Our Lady of Good Counsel is on Wednesday, 26 April 2017. Following the celebratory Mass at 5:15 p.m., members will gather for dinner at 6:30 p.m. (pay your own way). Please let us know if you need a ride when you confirm your attendance.

HOSPITALITY SUNDAY will take place on Sunday, 30 April 2017, after the 9:00 and 11:00 a.m. Masses. Please join us in the parish hall for fellowship and refreshments. St. Joseph’s Catholic Women’s League will be hosting and providing the refreshments.

BIRTHRIGHT – “CHANGE FOR LIFE” baby bottle drive takes place on Mother’s Day weekend. Last year, St. Joseph’s Parish donated $2252.00 to help our pregnant moms and babies. Out of 128 bottles which were distributed, 58 were returned, which means there are still 67 bottles left to be returned. If you have a baby bottle from last year, we would love to get it back so that we can use it this year. Each one costs $2.00, and we are hoping not to have to purchase many replacement bottles. Thank you.

ST. VINCENT DE PAUL FOOD COLLECTION Bags will be handed out on 22-23 April for return on 29-30 April 2017 for the St. Vincent de Paul Food Bank. Please give generously to those in need.


CAMPAIGN LIFE COALITION’S – KINGSTON MEETING will take place on Tuesday, 18 April 2017, from 7:00-9:00 p.m., at the Isabelle Turner Public Library, Gardiner’s Road. Mr. Jim Hughes, National President of CLC, and Vice-President of International Right to Life, will be our guest speaker. For information, call 613-389-4472.

HOLY CROSS SPRING CABARET Holy Cross Arts Department invites you to their Annual Spring Cabaret – ‘Tropical Themed’ Cabaret Cabana, in the Cafeteria, on Wednesday, 19 April 2017, at 7:00 p.m. Tickets are $5.00, at the door, and refreshments will be available. Watch our talented dancers, singers, musicians, and performers

BLESSED SACRAMENT GARAGE & BAKE SALE, hosted by Knights of Columbus & Catholic Women’s League, will be held at Blessed Sacrament Church Hall, 3 Briscoe Street, Amherstview, on Saturday, 22 April 2017, from 8:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. All donations in good condition are gratefully accepted (no tvs or computers, please). For information and pick-up, call Paul at 613-384-2671 or Theresa at 613-389-5312. Donations drop off is 21 April, from 7:00-9:00 p.m.

DIVINE MERCY MASS will be held on Sunday, 23 April 2017, at 2:00 p.m., at St. Mary’s Cathedral. This special Mass, which fulfills your Sunday obligation, will be followed by sung Divine Mercy Devotions, veneration of the relic, and the blessing of images.

CURSILLISTAS You are invited to an ULTREYA on Sunday, 19 March 2017, at St. John the Apostle Church Hall, 88 Patrick Street, Kingston, at 2:00 p.m.; it will consist of a witness talk, response, small groups, music, prayer and refreshments. All Cursillistas are invited to come out to renew old friendships and meet fellow Cursillistas. For information, contact Mike and Diane Foley at 613-546-6224,

SEPARATED AND/OR DIVORCED Are you, or someone you know, experiencing the trauma of a Separation and/or Divorce? Where do you turn for help? Come to the New Life Group Meeting, a Catholic Ministry for the Separated and Divorced, on alternate Tuesday evenings at the Francis J. Spence Pastoral Centre, 390 Palace Road. The next meeting will take place on Tuesday, 27 April 2017, at 7:30 p.m.; the topic will be, “Marriage Tribunal.” For information, call 613-548-4461.

SCHOOL RETIREMENT CELEBRATIONS The Algonquin and Lakeshore Catholic District School Board is looking forward to the opening of Kingston’s newest Catholic elementary school in the fall of 2017. St. Francis of Assisi Catholic School will consolidate the school communities of Holy Family, St. Patrick and St. Peter Catholic Schools. To celebrate and recognize past and current staff and students, each of these schools will host a school retirement celebration: St. Patrick on 28 May; St. Peter, on 4 June; Holy Family, on 11 June. Please share pictures of schools, students, events and items such as yearbooks, etc. Please send memorabilia to the school principals; all items will be returned. More information will follow.

HABITAT FOR HUMANITY is actively looking for hard-working families in need of housing to apply now and to get involved. We partner with families, businesses, organizations, and individuals to build simple, affordable, and energy efficient homes. These homes are sold at no profit to selected families through long-term, no-interest mortgages. Families must prove a need for housing, an ability to meet mortgage payments, and a willingness to contribute hundreds of hours of their own labour, known as “sweat equity,” to the building of their own house or the house of others. For information, call HFH at 613-548-8763, or

THEATRE NIGHT hosted by St. Linus Church, Bath, invites you to a heartwarming comedy, “Steel Magnolias,” on Wednesday, 14 June 2017, at 7:30 p.m. at the Domino Theatre, 52 Church Street, Kingston. Tickets are $15.00, and includes a coffee/juice and sweet table at intermission. Call Wendy Joiner at 613-352-5094 or Steve Quinn at 613-634-2660 for tickets. Tickets go fast, so order early!!

TOTUS TUUS CATHOLIC SUMMER CAMP Youth in the Archdiocese of Kingston are invited to attend a week at Totus Tuus (Latin for Totally Yours) Catholic Summer Camp, 9-14 July 2017, at St. Paul the Apostle Parish. The day program, for children entering grades 1-6, runs Monday-Friday, 9:00 a.m.-2:30 p.m., for $75.00/week (option for extended daycare available); teens in grades 7-12 attend Sunday-Thursday, from 7:00-9:00 p.m., for $25.00/week. To register, or for more information, email or call 613-484-2446.

CAMP CAMINO for girls ages 10-13 and 14-16, at Providence Point Campground, Lanark, 5-11 August 2017. Cost is $450.00, discounts and bursaries are available. Register at

WOMEN’S FALL RETREAT on 15-17 September 2017. Information may be obtained from the leaflets at the church main entrance or at