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Fifth Sunday of Lent

7 April 2019


“Neither do I condemn you.”




God is doing a new deed; God’s mercy is flowing like a river in the desert of people’s lives.  We gather to give thanks and to rejoice in God’s tender compassion.


Todays Readings


First Reading: Isaiah 43:16-21


God’s love and grace will flow like a river through the desert.


Second Reading: Philippians 3:8-14


Paul no longer relies on his own efforts, only on his faith in Christ.


Gospel: John 8:1-11


Jesus refuses to be coerced.  God’s mercy will not be thwarted.




Monday, 8 April

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

5:15 p.m.    Richard Pinard – Tetro Family

Tuesday, 9 April

9:00 a.m.  Eileen McHenry – Estelle Walsh & Family

5:15 p.m. Judith Garrah – Grace & Dwight Neddow

Wednesday, 10 April

9:00 a.m.  Laverne Jones – Maureen Rutherford

10:30 a.m. Extendicare – Sebastiano Colangeli – Adele Maschi

5:15 p.m. Linda Pacheco – Joe & Grace

Thursday, 11 April

9:00 a.m. Wilf & Judi Garrah – The Family

5:15 p.m. Sandra Onstein – Sharon Egan

Friday,  12 April

9:00 a.m. Jose Quintana – Annetta & Gerry Pattenden

10:30 a.m. School Mass – Raymond McGlynn – Sheila Scott

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

Saturday, 13 April

9:00 a.m. Alfred Pallister – Glenson & Catherine Crozier

5:15 p.m. Derrick Kehoe – Lois McKeown

Sunday, 14 April

9:00 a.m. John Saccon – Liliana Saccon & Family

11:00 a.m.     People of the Parish

NEXT WEEK13-14 April 2019






Eucharistic Ministers





13 April

5:15 p.m.


S. Ottenhof

B. Greigson

S. McGrath

Deacon Wojcik


J. Lachance

L. McKeown


R. Lachance

P. Scott

I. Stewart

A. Kelly



14 April

9:00 a.m.


A. MacKinnon

S. Balemba

C. Purcell

Deacon Womcik


F. Lovie

D. Balemba


D. Dennee

P. Greenwood

D. Neddow

F. Arruda



14 April

11:00 a.m.


A. Doctolero

S. Broekhoven

M. Peck

Deacon Wojcik


R. Webb

R. Kwak


F. Asuncion

L. Garrett

D. Kurman

J. McLaren






13 April

5:15 p.m.



14 April

9:00 a.m.



14 April

11:00 a.m.





M. Drumm

S. Drumm


H. Watt

M. Castro

B. Evaristo


A. Hung

E. Samson

A. Krasna


Junior Liturgy





N. Dennee

M. Downey


S. Fragoso

M. Farrell



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; Trudy Potvin; Marcus Hacault; Marie MacNeill; Judy Dowling; Ossie Fisher; Millie Lane.


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.




  1. JOSEPHS PARISH YOUTH GROUP will meet this Sunday, 7 April 2019, from 1:00-4:00 p.m., in the parish hall & church. This will be the second practice for the Stations of the Cross dramatic presentation, and so attendance is a must, if you signed up to participate. The next practices will take place on Friday, 12 April, 6:30-8:30 p.m.; and Saturday, 13 April, 1:00-4:00 p.m.  For information, contact Alison at or Angela at 613-547-8116.


CATHOLIC WOMENS LEAGUE  The next General Meeting will take place on Monday, 8 April 2019, at 7:00 p.m., in the parish hall.  The speakers will be talking about Associate Relationship with the Sisters of the Congregation of Notre Dame.  The Congregation is beginning to plan the celebration of the birth of their Foundress, St. Marguerite Bourgeoys, the first Canadian female Saint.  We will be collecting baby items and clothing and monetary donations for Birthright.  Please bring to General Meeting. Thanks you.


BUILDING FUND  The monthly collection of the Building Fund will take place next weekend, 13-14 April 2019. Thank you for your support.


EIGHTH ANNUAL PRESENTATION OF THE STATIONS OF THE CROSS will take place on Monday, 15 April 2019, at 7:00 p.m., in the church.  All parishioners are invited to pray the Stations of the Cross with a dramatic presentation by St. Joseph’s Parish Youth Group.  Refreshments will follow in the parish hall.  For information, contact Alison at, or Angela at 613-547-8116.


STATIONS OF THE CROSS During the weeks of Lent, the Stations of the Cross will be said on Friday evenings, following the 5:15 p.m. Mass. All are warmly invited to this beautiful prayer of the Church.


ARCHDIOCESAN CELEBRATION OF THE CHRISM MASS 2019 You are cordially invited to join Archbishop O’Brien and the clergy of the Archdiocese to celebrate the Chrism mass at St. Mary’s Cathedral on Tuesday, 16 April 2019, at 7:30 p.m.  Gathering as the visible Body of Christ, we express our communion with the Archbishop.  On this special occasion, we will bid farewell to Archbishop Brendan O’Brien, who will be retiring after serving for 12 years as the Archbishop of Kingston.  After the Mass, join us for a reception in his honour at École Cathédrale, where you will have an opportunity to say farewell and to express your gratitude for his dedicated service to the Archdiocese of Kingston.  As in previous years at the Chrism Mass, the priests and deacons will renew their ordination promises, and the oils used for the Sacramental life of the Church will be blessed and distributed to each Parish and Institution.


PRAYERS Please hold in prayer the Sisters of Providence of St. Vincent de Paul as they prepare for, and deliberate at, their General Chapter, 23-27 April 2019, where they will set future directions and choose leadership.


SOCIAL & ECOLOGICAL JUSTICE MEETING will take place on Wednesday, 1 May 2019, at 7:00 p.m., in the sacristy.


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.


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, 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.




ARE YOU IN YOUR 20s OR 30s? The Salve Regina society is a Catholic fellowship group for young adults in Kingston, centered on faith, fun and fellowship.  The next event, “Living the Faith Amidst Pop Culture,” will be held on 11 April 2019, at 7:30 p.m., at The Keg (King Street).  Theology of the Body will take place on 22 May 2019, at 7:00 p.m., at Queen’s University Grad Club.  For information contact


ANNUAL SHEPHERDS WALK will take place on Saturday, 13 April 2019, starting at Our Lady of Fatima Church, at 8:00 a.m.  We will be visiting downtown Parishes of Kingston.  At each church, there will be a prayer time of about 30 minutes at the entrance and inside.  Please see posters on the bulletin boards for timings.


  1. MICHAELS CWL SPRING TEA will be held on Saturday, 13 April 2019, from noon-2:00 p.m., at St. Michael’s Parish Hall, Belleville. Tickets available at the door. Adults: $10.00; Child 12 & up: $5.00.  For information, call Sharon at 613-779-7801.


SEVEN LAST WORDS On Good Friday, 19 April 2019, from noon-2:00 p.m., the students of Newman House will be leading the Seven Last Words devotion – readings, meditations and music which prayerfully recall the seven times that Jesus speaks from the Cross.  Fr. Raymond J. de Souza will preach the meditations.  Please join us.


SPRING DINNER & DANCE on Saturday, 27 April 2019, from 5:00-11:00 p.m., with music by Odette, and catering by Karawana Fine Dining, at Rideau Acres, in support of Neeje Association for Women & Family, a charity inspired by St. Josemaria Escriva. Tickets on‑line at  Call Irene at 613‑549‑7421 for info. All are welcome.


PURSUIT OF GLORY CATHOLIC MENS CONFERENCE will be held on Saturday, 27 April 2019, from 9:00 a.m.-3:30 p.m., at the Donald Gordon Conference Centre, Queen’s University, with  International Catholic speaker, Greg Wasinski. Cost is $55.00.  Registration is limited.  Please call Kyle Grace at 613-544-9227, or contact Fr. Shawn Hughes at, or online at


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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