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Third Sunday of Easter
30 April 2017

“So he went in to stay with them.”


Jesus walks with each of us on our journey through life. We do not always recognize him, but he is always there, supporting us and challenging us as he thinks best for us. During our Mass together we reflect on this great gift of his steadfast presence.

Today’s Readings

First Reading: Acts 2:14, 22-23

God raised Jesus to life, and all his disciples are witnesses to that.

Second Reading: 1 Peter 1:17-21

It is through Christ that we have faith in God, who raised him from the dead.

Gospel: Luck 24:13-35

The risen Lord walks with his disciples and talks to them on the road.


Monday, 1 May
9:00 a.m. Santo Lant – Agostina Lant
5:15 p.m. Manuel Goncalves & Deceased Members of the Goncalves & Cosme Families – Grace Goncalves
Tuesday, 2 May
9:00 a.m. Jane L’Abbe – Bob L’Abbe
5:15 p.m. Gino & Natalina Fiorentino – Lucy & Teresa Fiorentino
Wednesday, 3 May
9:00 a.m. Sandra & Antonio Del Prete – Gennaro, Alberto & Family
10:30 a.m. Extendicare – Jerome McHenry – Charles & Frances Dupré (moved from 5 April)
5:15 p.m. Monica McKeown – Colleen Purcell
Thursday, 4 May
9:00 a.m. Walter & Anna Speagle – The Family
5:15 p.m. Frank Murphy – Brent & Miriam McIntyre
Friday, 5 May
9:00 a.m. Robert “Bob” Haydon – Sandra Skebo
10:00 a.m. Kingsdale Château – Aileen Reeves – Herman & Mary Overvelde (moved from 7 April)
5:15 p.m. Luisa Praticante – Maria & Max
Saturday, 6 May
9:00 a.m. Elias Bonito – Maria Bonito
5:15 p.m. Norma & Lionel Beaudoin – The Family
Sunday, 7 May
9:00 a.m. Kay, Ed & Hugh Edgar – Sandra & Jerry Jackson
11:00 a.m. People of the Parish
NEXT WEEK – 6-7 May 2017
Eucharistic Ministers

6 May
5:15 p.m.

T. Couto
H. Couto
I. Curry
J. Bennett
P. Scott
I. Stewart
A. Wilson
F. Carter

7 May
9:00 a.m.
C. Purcell
P. McCue
N. McCue
F. Lovie
T. McCue
D. Neddow
T. Raine
M. Turkington

7 May
11:00 a.m.
B. McIver
J. Koster
Deacon Wojcik
M. Foley
B. Krasna
J. McLaren
I. Stewart
M. Strong
6 May
5:15 p.m.

7 May
9:00 a.m.
7 May
11:00 a.m.
S. Sedore
O. Gowsell
I. Simoes
F. Jingsen Cao
C. Watts
R. Watts
I. Watts
P. Krasna
A. Krasna
M. Farrell

Junior Liturgy

C. Dempster
M. Downey
A. Fraser
C. McCabe

Please remember in your prayers the following: Willie Wylemans; Taylor Emond; Taryn Emond; Marcus Hacault; Katherine Yager; Sue Hunter; Joan Wray; Helen Taillon; Yvonne Vickers; Margaret Pilcher; Kathy Veley; Tony Deodato; Ciara Ryckman; Jean Wells; Cathy Campbell; Marie McNeil; June Emmons; Mario Lebrun; Yvon Drouin; Terry Kot; Brigit Knott; Marie McNeil; Irene Smith.

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.


CHURCH BULLETIN ADVERTISING Liturgical Publications will soon be setting up the advertisements for our church bulletin. The advertising will begin in July 2017 and supports the bulletin service. Please support the bulletin and advertise your product or service. Call us at 1-800-268-2637.

CATHOLIC WOMEN’S LEAGUE The next Executive meeting will take place on Monday, 1 May 2017, at 7:00 p.m., in the parish hall. The General meeting will take place on Monday, 8 May 2017, at 7:00 p.m., in the parish hall. To recognize the 2017 Catholic Education Week’s theme, “Walking Forward Together,” students and staff of St. Thomas More Catholic School will make a presentation to the CWL members on how attending a Catholic school makes a difference in, and influences, their lives. Our speakers will be Tanya Garrah and Sandra Fragoso, both teachers from St. Thomas More. All women 16+ are welcome to join us.

HOSPITALITY SUNDAY will take place this Sunday, 30 April 2017, after the 9:00 and 11:00 a.m. Masses. Please join us in the parish hall for fellowship and refreshments. St. Joseph’s Catholic Women’s League will be hosting and providing the refreshments.

BIRTHRIGHT – “CHANGE FOR LIFE” baby bottle drive takes place on Mother’s Day weekend. Last year, St. Joseph’s Parish donated $2252.00 to help our pregnant moms and babies. Out of 128 bottles which were distributed, 58 were returned, which means there are still 67 bottles left to be returned. If you have a baby bottle from last year, we would love to get it back so that we can use it this year. Each one costs $2.00, and we are hoping not to have to purchase many replacement bottles. Thank you.

ST. VINCENT DE PAUL FOOD BANK Bags will be returned this weekend, 29-30 April 2017 for the St. Vincent de Paul Food Bank. Please give generously to those in need.

SOCIAL & ECOLOGICAL JUSTICE GROUP MEETING will be held on the 4th Friday of the month at 9:30 a.m. The next meeting will take place on Friday, 28 April. Please join us in the church hall.

FIRST FRIDAY DEVOTION On Friday, 5 May 2017, adoration of the Blessed Sacrament will commence at 9:00 a.m. and continue until 5:00 p.m. You are encouraged to spend an hour with the Lord.

5TH ANNUAL FANCY HAT TEA PARTY St. Joseph’s Catholic Women’s League will be hosting the Annual Fancy Hat Tea Party on Saturday, 13 May, from 2:00-4:00 p.m. Limited tickets are on sale NOW until Wednesday, 10 May. Drop by the parish office Monday-Friday, 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m., to purchase your tickets. Please state any dietary needs upon purchase. Start looking around to buy or create your crowning glory and win prizes for the Most Creative, Most Colourful and Most Elegant fancy hat! There will be a silent auction and door prizes called throughout. Only $12 per person or $45 for a table of 4. Don’t miss out on this fun event!

CREATION SERIES “The earth is the Lord’s and all that is in it, the world, and those who live it” (Psalm 24:1). What kind of world do we leave to those who come after us, to children now growing up? Beginning 4 May and ending 15 June, please join us on Thursdays, after the 9:00 a.m. Mass and at 7:00 p.m. (Except for the morning of 4 May and the evening of 18 May) in the parish hall. We will be showing and discussing the 6-part DVD series created by Salt + Light Television. Coffee & tea will be provided. Alice Gazeley and Deacon Bob Wojcik will be your hosts for these one-hour sessions. There is no cost, nor is registration required. Please join us.


MASS WITH FIRST-CLASS RELIC OF ST. TERESA OF CALCUTTA The Algonquin and Lakeshore Catholic District School Board and Mother Teresa Catholic School invite you to participate in a Mass celebrating the canonization of St. Teresa of Calcutta during Catholic Education Week, on Wednesday, 3 May 2017, at 7:00 p.m., at St. Paul the Apostle Catholic Church, 1111 Taylor-Kidd Boulevard. The school has received a first-class relic of Mother Teresa, which will be present at the Mass and will remain in the church immediately afterwards for veneration. Reception to follow Mass.

FISH FRY will be held on Saturday, 6 May 2017, at 5:00 p.m., at St. Paul the Apostle Church, 1111 Taylor-Kidd Boulevard. Bring your family out to enjoy terrific people and a great meal: fish, French fries, hot hogs, salad and dessert. Hosted by the Knights of Columbus to raise funds for local charities.

“MUSICAL FRIENDS & NEW FRIENDS” A concert of Canadian folk, jazz & pop tunes, in support of the Anglican-Roman Catholic Cooperative sponsorship of our sponsored Syrian refugee family, on Saturday, 13 May 2017, at 7:30 p.m., at Christ Church Cataraqui Hall (990 Sydenham Road). Adults: $20; Students: $10; Family: $45; tickets are available at Christ Church Cataraqui, or at St. Thomas Anglican Church, 130 Lakeview, and at the door.

SCHOOL RETIREMENT CELEBRATIONS The Algonquin and Lakeshore Catholic District School Board is looking forward to the opening of Kingston’s newest Catholic elementary school in the fall of 2017. St. Francis of Assisi Catholic School will consolidate the school communities of Holy Family, St. Patrick and St. Peter Catholic Schools. To celebrate and recognize past and current staff and students, each of these schools will host a school retirement celebration: St. Patrick on 28 May; St. Peter, on 4 June; Holy Family, on 11 June. Please share pictures of schools, students, events and items such as yearbooks, etc. Please send memorabilia to the school principals; all items will be returned. More information will follow.

WOMEN’S FALL RETREAT on 15-17 September 2017. Information may be obtained from the leaflets at the church main entrance or at

TOTUS TUUS CATHOLIC SUMMER CAMP Youth in the Archdiocese of Kingston are invited to attend a week at Totus Tuus (Latin for, “Totally Yours”) Catholic Summer Camp, 9-14 July 2017, at St. Paul the Apostle Parish. The day program, for children entering grades 1-6, runs Monday-Friday, 9:00 a.m.-2:30 p.m., for $75.00/week (option for extended daycare available); teens in grades 7-12 attend Sunday-Thursday, from 7:00-9:00 p.m., for $25.00/week. To register, or for further information, call 613-484-2446, or email at

CAMP CAMINO for girls ages 10-13 and 14-16, at Providence Point Campground, Lanark, 5-11 August 2017. Cost is $450.00; discounts and bursaries are available. Register at