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Fifth Sunday of Easter

24 April 2016


Everyone will know that you are my disciples.




Faith is our vision, our hope, our encouragement, and love for one another is our way of life. Let us bless the Lord for making all things new.


Todays Readings


First Reading: Acts 14:21-27


Paul and Barnabas complete their missionary journey and put fresh heart into the followers of the Lord.


Second Reading: Apocalypse 21:1-5


In faith we see the God who wipes all tears away.


Gospel: John 13:31-35


We are to love as Christ loves us.




Monday, 25April

9:00 a.m. Intentions of Jennifer – Mrs. C. Edwards

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

Tuesday, 26 April

9:00 a.m. Martha Siasat Kho – Joe & Lolita Quintana

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

Wednesday, 27 April

9:00 a.m.        Emile Girard – Pauline & Yvon Levesque & Family

10:30 a.m.        Extendicare – Elisio Ponte & Extended Family Members – Lidia Ponte

5:15 p.m. Colette Cecchini – Madeleine Caron

Thursday, 28 April

9:00 a.m. Aimée Laforest – Pauline & Yvon Levesque & Family

5:15 p.m.         Luisa Praticante – The Family

Friday,  29 April

9:00 a.m. Robert Stack – Marcus & Therese Cauley

5:15 p.m.         Grace Vincent – Judy Turnbull

Saturday, 30 April

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

5:15 p.m.         Ann Cadamuro – Rika Blakslee

Sunday, 1 May

9:00 a.m.  Santo Lant – Agostina Lant

11:00 a.m.        People of the Parish


NEXT WEEK – 30 April-1 May 2016






Eucharistic Ministers





30 April

5:15 p.m.


M. Peck

A. Pattenden

Dcn. Wojcik


G. Pattenden


D. Mazzolin

I. Stewart

A. Wilson

S. Peck



1 May

9:00 a.m.


D. Tudin

F. Walker

Dcn. Wojcik


M. Tudin


S. Eves

T. McCue

K. Mulrooney

D. Neddow



1 May

11:00 a.m.


C. Kavanaugh

J. Fraser

Dcn. Wojcik


M. Foley


B. Krasna

J. McLaren

J. Scott

M. Strong














30 April

5:15 p.m.


S. Sedore

O. Gowsell

I. Simoes









1 May

9:00 a.m.


C. Watts

R. Watts

I. Watts

M. Sutton


A. Baxby

B. Kasaboski






1 May

11:00 a.m.


A. Krasna

M. Farrell

A. Hung


D. Krasna

P. Krasna






Please remember in your prayers the following: Taylor Emond; Charles Millard; Charles Virgin; Willie Wylemans; Terry Kot; Kerry Kozak.


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


LEGION OF MARY PRAYER REQUEST CARD If you have any prayer requests or needs, please let us know and let us pray for you by filling out a Prayer Request Card, found at each of the entrances, and placing it in the box indicated in the St. Joseph’s Room. Submit as many prayer requests as you wish!


YOUTH MASS 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 this 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 this Sunday, 24 April 2016, after the 9:00 and 11:00 a.m. Masses. Please join us for some refreshments and fellowship.


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. Please call Mary Clancy at 613-544-4190, to RSVP, and also if you are in need of transportation. The next Executive Meeting is on Monday, 2 May 2016, at 7:00 p.m. in the parish hall.


NATIONAL DAY OF PRAYER Pope Francis says Let us not underestimate the power of so many voices united in prayer. During Hospice Palliative Care Week ALL PARISHIONERS – including the Knights of Columbus, the Legion of Mary, plus any friends, relatives, or those from different parishes – are invited to join the Catholic Women’s League in a 12-hour Prayer Day taking place in the church on Wednesday, 4 May 2016, from 7:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m. These supportive prayers are happening in advance of the legislation vote concerning Physician-Assisted Death. It will be a simple day of prayer starting at 7:00 a.m.; and the weekday Mass at 9:00 a.m. then CWL members and others may lead suggested group prayers and the rosary from time to time. We are invited to come and go as we please; and, if you are unable to make it to the church, your at-home prayers will be just as acceptable and powerful.


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.


POPES PASTORAL WORKS COLLECTION A special Diocesan collection will be taken up next weekend, 30 April-1 May 2016. Thank you for your generosity.


BABY BOTTLE DRIVE BIRTHRIGHT is celebrating Mothers’ & Fathers’ Day again this year by distributing baby bottles on Mothers’ Day weekend, 7-8 May 2016. If you wish to make a difference in this “Change for Life” Campaign, please take a bottle, fill it with coins, paper money or cheques and return on Fathers’ Day weekend, 18-19 June 2016. The money raised will enable BIRTHRIGHT to offer positive assistance and aid to pregnant girls and women who find themselves facing a difficult or unplanned pregnancy. Thank you for your support.


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.


PARTNERS IN MISSION FOOD BANK wishes to thank the parishioners of St. Joseph’s for their generous donation of $1,590.00, 3 boxes and 173 bags of food. In 2015, 11,667 hampers were assembled for clients, and there is no indication that the need in 2016 will be any less. The support they have received allows them to continue to serve those less fortunate. Thank you.




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, 26 April 2016, from 7:30-9:30 p.m. For information, contact the Family Ministry Office at 613-548-4461 or at


REGIOPOLIS-NOTRE DAME CATHOLIC HIGH SCHOOL Mid-Term Report Cards will be issued to students on Thursday, 28 April 2016.


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.


WELCOME RECEPTION will be held for refugees/new Kingstonians. This event is jointly organized by the Rotary Clubs of Kingston and the Mayor’s Office. It will take place on Thursday, 28 April 2016, from 5:30-8:00 p.m., at Kingston City Hall. All are welcome.

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