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Easter Sunday

21 April 2019


“He saw and he believed.”



Everything in the world grows old.  Yet, on this day, a new life began that will never grow old: the life of the risen Christ, an eternal freshness, not just of the Spirit but of all material things.


Todays Readings

 First Reading: Acts 10:34, 37-43

Cornelius has heard of the new life, but now he is called to live it.

 Second Reading: Colossians 3:1-4

 To think on heavenly things is not to ignore this life; it is to understand what this life is for.

Gospel: John 20:1-9

 No one understands the Christian faith, if they do not understand Christ’s resurrection.  We cannot explain anything in this world unless we know that resurrection is our destiny.



Monday, 22 April

9:00 a.m.  Patrick McKeown – Lois McKeown & Family

5:15 p.m.  Teodorico de Matos & Parents – Natalia & Family

Tuesday, 23 April

9:00 a.m.    Iria Casquilho – The Family

5:15 p.m.  Juliette Hackett – Sandra Brown & Tanya Millan

Wednesday, 24 April

9:00 a.m.    Eileen Capulak – Leona Cotnam & Maureen Plunkett

10:30 a.m. Extendicare – Sebastiano Colangeli – Michele & Carmela Garofalo

5:15 p.m.  Giuseppe Reda – Reda Family

Thursday, 25 April

 9:00 a.m. George Teves – Parents

5:15 p.m. Our Lady of Good Counsel – St. Joseph’s Catholic Women’s League

Friday,  26 April

9:00 a.m. John MacLean – Paulette MacLean

5:15  p.m.  Gary Mangan – Mary Louise & John

Saturday, 27 April

9:00 a.m. Norma & Lionel Beaudoin – The Family

5:15 p.m. Karen Busch-Murphy – Spouse

Sunday, 28 April

9:00 a.m.  Elisio Ponte & Extended Family Members – Lidia Ponte

11:00 a.m.     People of the Parish


NEXT WEEK 27-28 April 2019







Eucharistic Ministers





27 April

5:15 p.m.


A. Paquin

C. Pitts


P. Rosales

P. Scott


I. Stewart

F. Arruda

F. Carter

R. Webb



28 April

9:00 a.m.


Sr. Kalchbrenner

P. McCue


D. Tudin

M. Tudin


D. Dennee

R. Emmons

S. Eves

T. McCue



28 April

11:00 a.m.


J-A. Koster

F. Levesque


L. Donoghue

T. Donoghue


F. Asuncion

J. Ferreira

L. Garrett

P. Greenwood






27 April

5:15 p.m.



28 April

9:00 a.m.




11:00 a.m.





F. Cao

A. Lett


B. Baker

A. Watt

R. Gumboc


T. Francis

A. Hung

M. Doctolero


Junior Liturgy





T. Nguyen

O. Rondeau


A. Lorbetskie

A. Doctolero



Please remember in your prayers the following: Alex C.; Matthew Hennessey; Rosa Macedo; Chandra Gibson; Joe Saccon; Brian Coffey; James Parsons; Rob Hurst; Jane Meeks; Marcus Hacault; Marie McNeill; Judy Dowling; Ossie Fisher; Millie Lane; Kathleen Forsyth; Trudy Potvin.; Roseanne Mortensen.

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.




PARISH ENGAGEMENT GROUP St. Joseph’s Parish Mission Statement calls us to live the values of Christ in the wider community.  Mindful of that responsibility, the St. Joseph’s Engagement Group will be inviting all parishioners to consider participating in a number of community-based activities in the coming weeks.  The Saint Vincent de Paul Society provides an ideal opportunity to respond to this call of our faith.  If you are able to donate your time once a month or more, you are invited to be in touch with the parish office at 613-547-5004.  Volunteers are needed to work together on Friday mornings once a month for serving, meal preparation and clean-up. Training and support will be provided. During the next few weeks, bulletin announcements will provide information on other opportunities for service.  Please consider participating in this opportunity to live out the Mission Statement of St. Joseph’s.  Thank you.

VINCENT DE PAUL Food Bags will be collected next weekend, 27-28 April. Thank you for your support.

CATHOLIC WOMENS LEAGUE will be celebrating the feast of their Patroness, Our Lady of Good Counsel, on Thursday, 25 April 2019, with Mass at 5:15 p.m. and dinner at Ramekins, 1540 Bath Road.  If you wish to attend dinner, please contact Mary Clancy at 613-544-4190, and indicate if you need a ride.  Dinner is at own cost.

 SPIRITUAL BOUQUET The Diocesan Catholic Women’s League is planning a Spiritual Bouquet for Archbishop O’Brien on his retirement.  If you are interested, please contact Colleen Krasna at or 613-544-3598, with your spiritual acts for Archbishop O’Brien.

 PRAYERS Please hold in prayer the Sisters of Providence of St. Vincent de Paul as they prepare for, and deliberate at, their General Chapter, 23-27 April 2019, where they will set future directions and choose leadership.

INSTALLATION OF ARCHBISHOP MICHAEL MULHALL will take place on Friday, 3 May 2019, at St. Mary’s Cathedral.  The Installation Mass will begin at 2:30 p.m., with a reception to follow at the Four Points Sheraton Hotel, Kingston.

HOURS OF PRAYER FOR PALLIATIVE CARE MAY 2019 St. Joseph’s Catholic Women’s League day of prayer for Palliative Care is on Tuesday, 7 May 2019, from 8:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.  All are invited to spend time in prayer throughout the 6 hours.  The 9:00 a.m. Mass will be included with our day of prayer.

REDISCOVERING THE ART OF DYING Based on Sr. Nuala Kenny’s Workshop of October 2018 at Our Lady of Lourdes Parish.  On Thursdays, 9, 16 & 23 May 2019, after the 9:00 a.m. Mass and at 7:00 p.m., this one-hour reflection on Death & Dying in a Compassionate Community will identify Medical Assistance in Death (MAiD) as the medicalization of suffering and death and a rejection of the Paschal Mystery, the suffering, death and resurrection of Jesus.  In rejecting this response to suffering, we are challenged to be a community of justice and compassion in care for the sick, suffering and dying and protection of the vulnerable.  No registration or cost.  Coffee & tea provided.

FANCY HAT TEA PARTY St. Joseph’s Catholic Women’s League is hosting a Fancy Hat Tea Party on Saturday, 11 May 2019, from 2:00-4:00 p.m., in the parish hall, 392 Palace Road.  We will have five prizes for best hats, Door Prizes, and a Silent Auction.  Cost is $15.00 per ticket.  Advance tickets only.  Tickets may be purchased at the parish office, or at the church entrances at Mass on 4-5 May.  Join the fun.  FancyHat_Poster_2019_02


WORKSHOP ON PASTORAL MINISTRY The Religious Education Office of the Archdiocese of Kingston is offering a Workshop on Pastoral Ministry on Saturday, 25 May 2019, from 10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m., at St. Paul the Apostle Church hall.  This workshop is open to anyone involved in Pastoral Ministry, Prison Ministry, or anyone who would like to learn more about the spirituality of listening and presence.  Presenter: Robert Mundle. To register, or for information, contact Gorett at 613-548-4461 ext. 112, or Mary-Jo, ext. 115.  There is no cost for this workshop; lunch is provided.

CHURCH BULLETIN ADVERTISING Liturgical Publications will soon be setting up the advertisements for our church bulletin.  The advertising will begin in July 2019 and supports the bulletin service.  Please support the bulletin and advertise your product or service.  Call Liturgical Publications at 1-800-268-2637.




CAMPAIGN LIFE COALITION – KINGSTON MEETING will be held on Thursday, 25 April 2019, from 7:00-9:00 p.m., at St. Paul the Apostle Church, main meeting room downstairs, 1111 Taylor-Kidd Boulevard.  Mr. Jim Hughes, President Emeritus of CLC and Vice-President of International Right to Life, will be our speaker.  Please come and bring a friend or two.  Call 613-389-4472 for information.


BILLINGS LIFE CLINIC is a scientific-based method of fertility management that respects the sacredness of life from the moment of conception, and based on women’s natural signs of fertility and infertility.  The next clinic is Monday, 29 April 2019, at St. Paul the Apostle Church, from 7:00-8:00 p.m.  Call 613-544-8495 or email for information.


SPRING DINNER & DANCE on Saturday, 27 April 2019, from 5:00-11:00 p.m., with music by Odette, and catering by Karawana Fine Dining, at Rideau Acres, in support of Neeje Association for Women & Family, a charity inspired by St. Josemaria Escriva. Tickets on‑line at  Call Irene at 613‑549‑7421 for info. All are welcome.


MONTREAL 2-DAY TRIP St. Francis of Assisi Parish, Frankford, is organizing a fundraising trip to Montreal, 22-24 May 2019.  Cost is $329.00.  For information, or to book, call Ranalli Travel at 1-905-547-1324, or email


DEAR EVAN HANSEN MUSICAL On Wednesday, 12 June, Our Lady of Lourdes Parish will sponsor a bus trip to Toronto to see the Musical “Dear Evan Hansen,” the Broadway hit that has clutched the hearts of thousands with its story and beautiful soundtrack.  Tickets are $215/person, and includes transportation, dinner, an orchestra theatre seat and a $40 tax receipt.  Call Caroline at 613-542-8473, or Theresa at 613-389-3532, to book your seats.


CHILAWEE TRAILS CAMP offers two one-week, overnight camps in August for girls 9-14.  Canoeing, sports, arts & crafts, participating in activities to promote spiritual growth, all accomplished through mentorship, character formation talks, secret angels and the opportunity to attend daily Mass.  A week of fun, friendship and faith awaits!  For information email or

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