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Fourth Sunday of Easter

17 April 2016


I know them and they follow me.




Today is the World Day of Prayer for Vocations. Let us listen to the voice of Jesus, the good shepherd, and hear how and where he is calling each one of us.


Todays Readings


First Reading: Acts 13:14, 43-52


The preaching of Paul and Barnabas is well received by the Jewish community in Antioch, but their leaders are so opposed to it that Paul directs his mission instead to the pagans.


Second Reading: Apocalypse 7:9, 14-17


In his vision of heaven, John sees a huge crowd standing before the throne of God. These will have the Lamb as their shepherd who will lead them to living water.


Gospel: John 10:27-30


The sheep entrusted to Jesus by the Father listen to his voice and are kept safe for eternal life.



Monday, 18 April

9:00 a.m. Intentions of Zemed – Yeshi Redda

5:15 p.m. Maureen Doyle – Brian & Eileen Coffey

Tuesday, 19 April

9:00 a.m. Intentions of Don & Mona Phelan – Chris & Cathy Phelan

5:15 p.m. Deceased Members of the Burns & McKeown Families – Pat & Lois McKeown

Wednesday, 20 April

9:00 a.m.        Phero Dinh – Trish Nguyen

10:30 a.m.        Extendicare – Living & Deceased Members of the Fisher & Blacklock Families – Vivian Blacklock

5:15 p.m. Mavis Bracken – Lidwien Grafe

Thursday, 21 April

9:00 a.m. Hilda Shaw – Miriam Van Vlymen

5:15 p.m.         Corrie Van de Ven – St. Joseph’s Card Players

Friday,  22 April

9:00 a.m. Special Intentions – Anne Pickett

5:15 p.m.         George Cotnam – Grade & Dwight Neddow

Saturday, 23 April

9:00 a.m. Jose Bonito – Sisters

5:15 p.m.         Karen Busch-Murphy – Spouse

Sunday, 24 April

9:00 a.m.  Bernice Quinlan – Katherine Quinlan

11:00 a.m.        People of the Parish


NEXT WEEK – 23-24 April 2016






Eucharistic Ministers





23 April

5:15 p.m.


M-A. Wojcik

C. Jones

Dcn. Wojcik


T. Murphy


F. Carter

A. Kelly

R. Lachance

P. Scott



24 April

9:00 a.m.


C. Catry

D. Balemba


S. Balemba

B. Earle


R. Audet

F. Cuvelier

D. Dennee

R. Emmons



24 April

11:00 a.m.


Youth Mass M. Farrell

D. Fernandes



J. Bennett

S. Fragoso


F. Asuncion

J. Ferreira

L. Garrett

P. Greenwood














23 April

5:15 p.m.


E. Drumm

M. Drumm

F. Cao









24 April

9:00 a.m.


T. Francis

B. Evaristo

A. Cantarutti

C. Cantarutti


A. Bacile

P. Bullock






24 April

11:00 a.m.


A. Doctolero

K. Soriano

M. Brooks


E. D’Abreo

A. Fraser






Please remember in your prayers the following: Taylor Emond; Charles Millard; Charles Virgin; 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.



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.




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.


LEARNING DISABILITIES ASSOCIATION OF KINGSTON (LDAK) – According to Childrens Mental Health Ontario, 1 in 5 children and youth under the age of 19 in Ontario has a mental health problem, but those with learning disabilities could be at a higher risk. LDAK needs volunteers for bingo, fundraising events and student-based initiatives like tutoring. Hours are Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday 11:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. Contact Lana Greenwood at 613-546-8524, or visit


  1. VINCENT DE PAUL Food Bags will be collected this weekend, 16-17 April. Monetary donations are also gratefully accepted. Thank you for your continued support.


YOUTH MASS The St. Joseph Parish Youth Group will be gathering on Tuesday. 19 April 2016, from 6:30-8:30 p.m., to prepare for our Youth Mass, scheduled for Sunday, 24 April 2016, at 11:00 a.m. All youth grades 5-12 are welcome to attend. Come sing with us and enjoy a snack and some social time!


We welcome all St. Joseph Parish Youth to join our group in the choir seating for our Youth Mass at the 11:00 a.m. Mass on Sunday, 24 April 2016. Sit with us during the Mass to worship, and then meet in the hall after Mass for a snack and to make new friends. We look forward to seeing you there!


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.


NEWS FROM THE CATHOLIC WOMENS LEAGUE Tuesday, 26 April 2016 is the Feast of Our Lady of Good Counsel. All members are invited to attend the 5:15 p.m. Mass and meet afterwards at Ramekins for dinner around 6:00 p.m. Everyone pays her own way, and female non-members 16+ are welcome to join us to celebrate the Feast of our patron Saint.


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.


CHURCH BULLETIN ADVERTISING Liturgical Publications will be setting up the advertisements for our church bulletin. The advertising will begin in July 2016 and supports the bulletin service. Please support the bulletin and advertise your product or service. Call Liturgical Publications at 1-800-268-2637.




WORLD DAY OF PRAYER FOR VOCATIONS is Sunday, 17 April 2016. Pope Francis in his message asked that “we ask the Lord to grant to all those who are on a vocational journey a deep sense of belonging to the Church; and that the Holy Spirit may strengthen among Pastors, and all fo the faithful, a deeper sense of communion, discernment and spiritual fatherhood and motherhood.” The Archdiocese of Kingston’s Vocations Office has a new website we invite you to visit:, and all who feel that the Lord may be calling them to the priesthood or religious life, can contact Fr. Jan Kusyk, Vocations director at 613-259-2155 or email


CAMPAIGN LIFE COALITIONS PRO-LIFE MEETING will take place on Thursday, 21 April 2016, from 7:00-9:00 p.m., at the Kingston Public Library, Johnson Street. We are pleased that Mr. Jim Hughes, National President of CLC & Vice-President of International Right to Life, will be the guest speaker. For information, call 613-389-4472 or 613-382-1084.


HEALING MASS A Healing Mass will be celebrated on Friday, 22 April 2016, at 11:00 a.m., at St. Francis de Sales Church, 17 Elmsley Street North, Smiths Falls. There will be anointing of the sick.


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 tvs 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


REJUVENATE YOUR BODY & SPIRIT St. Paul the Apostle Catholic Women’s League will be celebrating the feast day of our patroness ‘Our Lady of Good Counsel’ with the theme ‘Spring – Rejuvenate Your Body and Spirit’. Join us on 24 April 2016 for Mass at 10:30 a.m., followed by a delicious Communion Brunch in the hall, catered by Rent-A-Chef. You are invited to browse the various businesses, such as Avon, Party Lite, Fifth Avenue, The Church Bookroom, Make Up Casey, Wendy May Antiques, and more. Tickets are $20.00. Get yours today by contacting Virginia at 613-634-4229, or Cindy at 613-929-9556.

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