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Fourth Sunday of Easter

22 April 2018

 

And there will be only one flock and one shepherd.

 

Introduction

 

God calls us to be saved as part of a community.  When we gather in Jesus’ name, He is there among us.

 

Todays Readings

 

First Reading: Acts 4:8-12

 

Peter explains that the healing he has performed was only possible because it was done in the name of Jesus.

 

Second Reading: 1 John 3:1-2

 

We shall see God as God really is.

 

Gospel: John 10:11-18

 

Jesus, the good shepherd, lays down his life for his flock so that they may be united in one fold.

 

MASSES FOR THE WEEK

 

Monday, 23 April

9:00 a.m. Mass of Thanksgiving – Rowena & Michael Strong

5:15 p.m.    Patrick McKeown – The Family

Tuesday, 24 April

9:00 a.m.  Mark Cleary – Theresa Chapman, Phil Edwards & Murray Edwards

5:15 p.m.  Mary Seguin – Susan Aubin

Wednesday, 25 April

9:00 a.m.  George Teves – Parents

10:30 a.m.   Extendicare – Rita Kearns – Jackie Robertson (moved from 4 April 2018)

5:15 p.m.    Wilf Garrah – Judi Garrah & Family

Thursday, 26 April

9:00 a.m. Intentions of Iria Casquilho – Nubelia Rosner

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

Friday,  27 April

9:00 a.m.  Josefa Cardajal – Gloria McLaren

5:15  p.m.  Giuseppe Reda (3rd Anniversary) – Reda Family

Saturday, 28 April

 9:00 a.m. Paul Coughlan – Cathy & Murray Cook

5:15 p.m. Norma & Lionel Beaudoin – The Family

Sunday, 29 April

9:00 a.m.  George Turnbull – Judy Turnbull & Family

11:00 a.m.   People of the Parish

 

NEXT WEEK – 28-29 April 2018

 

Date

 

Lectors

 

Eucharistic Ministers

 

Ushers

 

Sat.

28 April

5:15  p.m.

       

 

M-A. Wojcik

E. Bennett

Deacon Wojcik

 

L. McKeown

 

A. Kelly

P. Scott

I. Stewart

R. Lachance

 

Sun.

29 Apr.

9:00 a.m.

 

D. Tudin

M. McLaughlin

Deacon Wojcik

 

M. Tudin

 

 

D. Dennee

R. Emmons

S. Eves

T. McCue

 

Sun.

29 Apr.

11:00 a.m.

 

D. Fernandes

B. McIver

Deacon Wojcik

 

M. Foley

 

F. Asuncion

D. Kurman

L. Garrett

P. Greenwood

 

 

     Date

 

Saturday

28 April

5:15 p.m.

 

Sunday

29 April

9:00 a.m.

 

Sunday,

29 April

11:00 a.m.

 

Altar

Servers

 

E. Drumm

M. Drumm

S. Durmm

A. Lett

 

B. Evaristo

R. Gumboc

H. Watt

 

M. Farrell

M. Stabback

A. Krasna

 

Junior

Liturgy

 

 

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P. Bullock

M. Downey

 

M. Farrell

P. Krasna

J. Hart

PRAYERS FOR THOSE WHO ARE ILL

 

Please remember in your prayers the following:  Helen Taillon; Yvonne Vickers; Kathy Veley; Tony Deodato; Ciara Ryckman; Jean Wells; Evangeline Talens; Jim McCarthy; 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.

 

PRAYERS FOR THE DECEASED

 

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

 

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.

 

OUR PARISH

 

CONVERSION SERIES will be held on Thursdays at 9:30 a.m., and repeated at 7:00 p.m., on 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.

 

CATHOLIC WOMENS LEAGUE is celebrating the Feast of our Patroness, Our Lady of Good Counsel, on 26 April 2018.  Please join us for Mass at 5:15 p.m.  After Mass, we will meet for dinner (at own cost) at 6:00 p.m., at Ramekins, 1540 Bath Road.  Please call Mary Clancy at 613-544-4190 if you plan to attend, and indicate if you need a ride.

Members of St. Joseph’s Catholic Women’s League will be providing snacks for  Hospitality Sunday after Masses on 29 April 2018; please start thinking about what goodies you can bring and please drop off prior to Mass.

 

HOSPITALITY SUNDAY The next Hospitality Sunday will take place on Sunday, 29 April 2018, after the 9:00 & 11:00 a.m. Masses.  The gracious hosts will be the St. Joseph’s Catholic Women’s League.  Please join us in the parish hall for fellowship and refreshments.

 

SOCIAL & ECOLOGICAL JUSTICE COMMITTEE St. Joseph’s Social & Ecological Justice Committee will meet on Wednesday, 2 May 2018, at 7:00 p.m., in the sacristy.  All are welcome and encouraged to attend.

 

FANCY HAT TEA PARTY St. Joseph’s Catholic Women’s League will be hosting the annual Fancy Hat Tea Party on Saturday, 12 May 2018, from 2:00-4:00 p.m., in the parish hall.  Advance tickets only, may be picked-up at the Parish Office, Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m.-noon and 1:00-4:30 p.m., or at church entrances on 5-6 May.  Prizes will be given for Most Elegant, Most Creative and Most Colourful hats.  There will be a Silent Auction, and Door Prizes will be given out throughout the afternoon.  Tickets are $15.00.  Don’t miss out on this fun event.

 

WEDNESDAY CARD PLAYERS are looking for spares willing to fill-in when regular players are away.  Please call the parish office at 613-547-5004, if you are willing to be on the substitution list.

 

OUR COMMUNITY

 

JOB OPPORTUNITY The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Kingston is looking for a Receptionist.  Resumes will be accepted by mail, email or fax until 4:00 p.m., on Friday, 4 May 2018.  For further information, please see http://www.romancatholic.kingston.on.ca.

 

BILLINGS LIFE CLINIC Want to enrich your marriage?  Come learn the Billings Ovulation Method that deepens a couple’s love and cooperation while respecting their fertility.  The next clinic is on Monday, 23 April 2018, at St. Paul the Apostle Church, room D, from 700-8:00 p.m., (patio entrance).  For information, call 613-544-8495 or email kingston@naturalfamilyplanning.ca.

 

ANNUAL HAM DINNER will take place at St. John the Apostle parish, 88 Patrick Street, on Tuesday, 24 April 2018, at 5:30 p.m. in the basement of the church.  Ham, potato, vegetable, rolls, dessert, tea and coffee.  Adults: $10.00; Children 5-12: $5.00; Under 5: Free.  Tickets are available in advance, before and after weekend Masses, Saturday, 4:30 p.m., Sunday, 8:30 and 10:30 a.m.  Only 100 tickets, so get them before they are gone.

 

CAMPAIGN LIFE COALITION KINGSTON MEETING will take place on Tuesday, 24 April 2018, at St. Paul the Apostle Church, main meeting room, 1111 Taylor-Kidd Boulevard, Kingston, from 7:00-9:00 p.m.  Please join us.

 

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 Tuesday, 24April 2018, at the Francis J. Spence Pastoral Centre, 390 Palace Road.

 

RESCHEDULED – LAY FAITH DEVELOPMENT SERIES will take place on Saturday, 5 May 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.

 

REGIOPOLIS-NOTRE DAME CATHOLIC HIGH SCHOOL will distribute Semester 2 midterm report cards on Friday, 27 April.

 

CELEBRATION OF A NATIONAL NURSES WEEK The Archdiocese of Kingston invites you to Mass celebrated by Archbishop O’Brien, at St. Mary’s Cathedral, on Sunday, 6 May 2018, at 10:30 a.m.  Reception to follow.  All are welcome, especially nurses past and present.

 

SPRING SENIORS CHRISTIAN SPIRITUALITY SERIES “Everything Belongs,” on Thursday, 3 and 17 May 2018, from 9:45 a.m.-1:00 p.m., with facilitator, Denise Bérubé, CND.  The season of Spring always beckons creation to new life, a bit at a time, until it reaches a certain completion.  Everything belongs to, and adds to, the rich panorama of God’s creation.  How is it so in our lives as Christians?  What do we notice in the springtime of our lives?  What does it mean for us to “grow into belonging” to the whole of God’s creation?  Senior or not – if you’d like to come, you’re welcome!  Call to register at Providence Spirituality Centre, at 613-542-8826, by 19 April 2018, for meal count.  Cost is $20.00/session and includes lunch.

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