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Second Sunday in Easter

28 April 2019


“Happy are those who have not seen and yet believe.”




The apostle Thomas would believe in the resurrection of Jesus only after he has seen and touched the body of the risen Lord.  What are the sources of our faith?  Why do we believe today?  It is because we are a community who believe that the Lord comes to us as we work and pray together in his name.


Todays Readings


First Reading: Acts 5:12-16


The numbers of men and women who came to believe in the Lord increased steadily.


Second Reading: Apocalypse 1:9-13, 17-19


John’s vision of the risen Lord: the Living One, who was dead and is now to live for ever.


Gospel: John 20:19-31


Thomas was not with the disciples the first time the risen Lord appeared; eight days later, he sees, he touches and he believes.




Monday, 29 April

9:00 a.m.  Luigi Quilici – Christina Kennedy

5:15 p.m.  Josefa Carvajal – Gloria McLaren

Tuesday, 30 April

9:00 a.m.    Marson Family – The Family

5:15 p.m.  Constance Wright – Miriam Van Vlymen

Wednesday, 1 May

9:00 a.m.    Manuel Goncalves & Deceased members of the Goncalves & Cosme Families – Grace Goncalves

10:30 a.m. Extendicare – Terry MacDonald – Miriam Van Vlymen

5:15 p.m.  Alfred Pallister – Laurie & Charles Gutelius

Thursday, 2 May

 9:00 a.m. Peter McConville – Sheila Alarie

5:15 p.m. Lorraine Cobey – Wilfred Cobey

Friday,  3 May

9:00 a.m. Adele Maschi – Carla Maschi

10:00 a.m. Kingsdale Château – Maria & Jan Walicki – Helen Kulich

5:15  p.m.  Beverly Catlin – Pat Catlin

Saturday, 4 May

9:00 a.m. Sebastiano Colangeli – Anna & Michael Walsh

5:15 p.m. June Lafave – Medeiros Family

Sunday, 5 May

9:00 a.m.  Eileen Garrah – Tanya Millan

11:00 a.m.     People of the Parish

NEXT WEEK 4-5 May 2019







Eucharistic Ministers





4 May

5:15 p.m.


H. Pasko

J. Saunders


S. McGrath

J. Bennett


F. Carter

A. Kelly

R. Lachance

D. Mazzolin



5 May

9:00 a.m.


A. MacKinnon

M. McLaughlin


F. Lovie

N. Lovie


D. Neddow

T. Raine

M. Turkington

R. Audet



5 May

11:00 a.m.


Children receiving the Sacrament of

First Communion


M. Foley

C. Kavanaugh


B. Krasna

D. Kurman

J. McLaren

M. Strong






4 May

5:15 p.m.



5 May

9:00 a.m.



5 May

11:00 a.m.





R. Canning

S. Drumm


H. Watt

E. Foley

A. MCCaugherty


O. Muise

A. Krasna

E. Samson


Junior Liturgy





A. Scott

K. Turkington


K. Canning

A. Fraser



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; John Dowling; Desmond Dowling.


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.


HOLY CROSS CATHOLIC SECONDARY SCHOOL Report cards were distributed on Friday, 26 April 2019.  Please do not hesitate to contact Student Services at 613-384-1919 X 3405, if you have any questions.


REGIOPOLIS-NOTRE DAME CATHOLIC HIGH SCHOOL Mid-term report cards were distributed on Friday, 26 April 2019.


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


INSTALLATION OF ARCHBISHOP MICHAEL MULHALL All parishioners are invited and encouraged to attend the Mass of Installation of the Most Reverend Michael Mulhall as Archbishop of Kingston on Friday, 3 May 2019, at 2:30 p.m., at St. Mary’s Cathedral.  Please plan to attend this important event in the life of the Archdiocese.


FIRST FRIDAY DEVOTION On Friday, 3 May 2019, adoration of the Blessed Sacrament will commence after the 9:00 a.m. Mass and continue until 5:00 p.m.  You are encouraged to spend an hour with the Lord.


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.


  1. PAUL CATHOLIC SCHOOL invites you to their production of “Shrek Jr.” on 7 or 9 May, at 6:30 p.m., at the school, 266 McMahon Avenue. Tickets are $5.00. Call 613-542-6101 for information.


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.


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, or 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.




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.


BLESSED SACRAMENT GARAGE & BAKE SALE will take place on Saturday, 4 May 2019, from 8:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m., at 3 Briscoe Street, Amherstview.  All donations in good condition are greatly accepted.  Call Paul at 613-384-2671 or Gord at 613-389-9810 for information and pick-up for the garage sale.


NATIONAL MARCH FOR LIFE A bus will leave from St. Joseph’s Church parking lot for the National March for Life in Ottawa on Thursday, 9 May 2019, at 7:00 a.m.  Cost is $30.00 per person.  For information, or to reserve your seat, call 613-389-4472.


ANNUAL BEEF/CHICKEN DINNER will be held on Saturday, 18 May 2019, from 6:00-8;00 p.m., at St. Mary’s Parish Centre, 260 Brock Street.  Choice of roast beef or chicken Kiev for $25.00.  For information, contact Peter at 613-331-6248 or


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


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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