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Fifth Sunday of Easter

29 April 2018


Whoever remains in me, with me in him, bears fruit in plenty.




Today we are invited to become branches of the true vine, Jesus Christ.  We can be confident of God’s continuing presence with us in the world.  God lives in us and we in God.


Todays Readings


First Reading: Acts 9:26-31


Saul’s first attempt to join the disciples after his conversion.


Second Reading: 1 John 3:18-24


Those who keep God’s commandments live in God, and God lives in them.


Gospel: John 15:1-8


In the imagery of the vine and branches, we are given a beautiful depiction of the intimate relationship between the Father, Jesus and his followers.  We can be confident of the Lord’s continuing presence in the world.




Monday, 30 April

5:15 p.m.    Natalina & Gino Fiorentino – Lucy & Teresa Fiorentino

Tuesday, 1 May

9:00 a.m.  Jane L’Abbe – Robert L’Abbe

Wednesday, 2 May

9:00 a.m.  George Wojcik – Alan MacLachlan

10:30 a.m.   Extendicare – Liturgy of the Word

Thursday, 3 May

9:00 a.m. Santo Lant (16th Anniversary) – Agostina Lant

Friday,  4 May

10:00 a.m.  Kingsdale Château – Paul Coughlan – Herman                        & Mary Overvelde

5:15  p.m.  Alda Frazao – Joe & Patricia O’Connor

Saturday, 5 May

5:15 p.m. Eileen Garrah – Tanya Millan

Sunday, 6 May

9:00 a.m. Anna & Walter Speagle – The Family

11:00 a.m.   People of the Parish

NEXT WEEK – 5-6 May 2018






Eucharistic Ministers





5 May

5:15  p.m.



H. Pasko

H. Couto


M. Musiol

M. Marcial


I. Stewart

P. Scott

J. Garrah

R. Lachance



6 May

9:00 a.m.


J. Watts

C. Purcell


S. Balemba

D. Balemba


D. Neddow

T. Raine

M. Turkington

R. Audet



6 May

11:00 a.m.


K. Burbank

N. Balla


L. Donoghue

T. Donoghue


B. Krasna

J. McLaren

M. Strong

P. Greenwood






5 May

5:15 p.m.



6 May

9:00 a.m.



6 May

11:00 a.m.





O. Gowsell

K. Gowsell

A. Lett


I. Watts

E. Foley


D. Fernandes

T. Fernandes

D. Fernandes








N. Dennee

S. Skebo


M. Mussari

A. Soriano

A. Lorbetskie


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.



You are asked to remember in prayer those recently deceased, especially, Linda Stone; Daniel White.


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.


NEW MASS SCHEDULE – 29 April – 10 September 2018


Saturday:      5:15 p.m.             Mass

Sunday:       9:00 a.m., 11:00 a.m.        Mass


Recitation of the Rosary precedes morning Mass at 8:35 a.m.

Monday:      4:00-5:00 p.m.           Holy Hour

5:15 p.m.             Mass

Tuesday:      9:00 a.m.             Mass

Wednesday:     9:00 a.m.             Mass

10:30 a.m.          Mass (At  Extendicare)

Thursday:     9:00 a.m.             Mass

Friday:      4:00-5:00 p.m.        Holy Hour

5:15 p.m.             Mass

First Friday: Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament

9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.




HOSPITALITY SUNDAY This is Hospitality Sunday which will take place 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.


FIRST FRIDAY DEVOTION On Friday, 4 May 2018, adoration of the Blessed Sacrament will commence after the rehearsal for First Communion and continue until 5:00 p.m.  You are encouraged to spend an hour with the Lord.


POPES PASTORAL WORKS COLLECTION A special Diocesan collection for the Pope’s Pastoral Works will be taken up next weekend, 5-6 May 2018.  This collection will be forwarded to the Archdiocese no later than 15 June 2018. Thank you.


TWELVE HOURS OF PRAYER FOR PALLIATIVE CARE The Catholic Women’s League of Canada call all people of faith to join nationwide in Twelve Hours of Prayer for Palliative Care, as a profound witness to the sanctity of life.  St. Joseph’s CWL invite all parishioners, family and friends to join them on Tuesday, 8 May 2018, from 7:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m., in the church.  Pope Francis says, “Let us not underestimate the power of so many voices united in prayer.”


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.




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


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 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.


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.


OPEN DOORS The Justice & Peace Commission of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Kingston and the Anglican Diocese of Ontario, invites you to an evening of learning from newcomers to Canada and members of DOORS – Diocese of Ontario Refugee Support, – on Thursday, 10 May 2018, at 7:00 p.m., at 129 Wellington Street, Kingston.  To help us order refreshments, registration is appreciated, but not necessary by calling Bridget at 613-544-4525 ext, 145, or at


  1. ANDREW SCHOOL OF EVANGELIZATION “Moses: formation of liberators.” For those who have taken at least one prior course in the formation program. Come and join us as a Christian community journeying together for three days towards the Promised Land of personal liberty and community, 18-21 May 2018, at St. Mary’s Parish Centre.  Registration is $80.00 (all meals & breaks included).  Affordable accommodation is available.  For information, contact Julie at, 613-770-0544.


HABITAT FOR HUMANITY – SUMMER ON THE PATIO “A casually elegant garden party” at Cataraqui Golf & Country Club, on Sunday, 24 June 2018, 2:00-5:00 p.m. Live entertainment, and silent and live auction.  See posters at church entrances for details.  All proceeds benefit local working families achieve the dream of home ownership.  For tickets, contact Chris at or at  613-532-2409. Limited tickets are available; so act soon.


FOUNDATIONS IN PARISH NURSING PROGRAM  hosted by the Institute for Ongoing Formation at St. Peter’s Seminary: FOUNDATIONS IN PARISH NURSING ‑ Summer Residency Program, from July 8 – 14, 2018, at Brescia University College in London, Ontario. It is a national, ecumenical education program for registered nurses who are interested in Parish Nursing Ministry or in learning more about the connection between spirituality and health.   Registration deadline is May 31, 2018. For information or to register visit‑Nursing/21.


STEUBENVILLE TORONTO Calling all teens in Grades 8‑12! Join over 1500 youth from across Ontario in attending an amazing high school youth conference, on 13-15 July 2018, UOIT Campus in Oshawa.  For information, you may contact Nadia Gundert at


CURSILLO WEEKEND FOR WOMEN TO BE HELD IN KINGSTON Pope Francis encourages us to encounter Jesus.  The Cursillo Weekend offers a short and profound opportunity to encounter Jesus.  The Archdiocese of Kingston has completed a milestone with the Men’s Cursillo Weekend held 8-11 March.  We are blessed with an opportunity to have a Women’s Cursillo Weekend scheduled for 9-12 August, at Providence Spirituality Centre, Kingston.  For information, please contact Diane Foley at, or 613-546-6224, or Lionel Ryan at, or 613-634-9588.

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