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Second Sunday of Easter

8 April 2018


Doubt no longer, but believe.




Mercy is never just an abstract concept; it is always an encounter between two persons at least.  Christ is present, too, in every act of mercy, even between those who do not believe in him.  He is the mercy between us all..


Todays Readings


First Reading: Acts 4:32-35


For a moment, the Church is perfect on earth as it is in heaven.  Yet it is in the imperfections of the Church that the Lord manifests his mercy and his power.


Second Reading: 1 John 5:1-6


Victory for Christians is always a victory over ourselves before we may presume to win others by faith.


Gospel: John 20:19-31


Peter speaks to the apostles and to the Church, but Thomas speaks for the apostles, because he speaks from his own struggle to believe.




Monday, 9 April

9:00 a.m. Gino Bidinost – The Family

5:15 p.m.  Joe Melo – William & Rita Murray

Tuesday, 10 April

9:00 a.m.    Marcelino Tavares – Alda Borges

5:15 p.m.    Linda Pacheco – The Family

Wednesday, 11 April

9:00 a.m.    Maria Santo Cristol Medeiros – Doris & Joe Nielissen

10:30 a.m. Extendicare – Vince Joyce – Patricia Dwyer

5:15 p.m.  Paul Ryan – Monica Heine

Thursday, 12 April

9:00 a.m. Lorrayne Slobodnik – Eleanor & John Anderson

5:15 p.m.  Raffaele Murano – Ortenza Murano

Friday,  13 April

9:00 a.m.    George Wojcik – Ben & Colleen Krasna & Family

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

Saturday, 14 April

 9:00 a.m. Charles Stanley – Herman & Mary Overvelde

5:15 p.m. Karen Busch-Murphy – Spouse

Sunday, 15 April

9:00 a.m.  Paul Coughlan – Kay Stewart

11:00 a.m.   People of the Parish

NEXT WEEK – 14-15 April 2018






Eucharistic Ministers





14 April

5:15  p.m.



C. Pitts

C. Jones


J. Lachance

E. Denham


F. Carter

D. Mazzolin

A. Kelly

R. Lachance



15 Apr.

9:00 a.m.


A. MacKinnon

C. Purcell


F. Lovie

B. Earle


R. Emmons

S. Eves

T. McCue

D. Neddow



15 Apr.

11:00 a.m.


M-A. Wojcik

M. Farrell

Deacon Wojcik


S. Fragoso


F. Asuncion

J. Ferreira

L. Garrett

P. Greenwood






14 April

5:15 p.m.



15 April

9:00 a.m.


Sunday158 April

11:00 a.m.





S. Drumm

N. Cordeiro

O. Gowsell

K. Gowsell


B. Evaristo

R. Gumboc

C. Udovc


M. Roque

K. Soriano








K. Turkington

T. Nguyen


M. Mussari

A. Soriano

S. Lillis




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.


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.




THANK YOU Deacon Bob and Margaret-Anne wish to thank the staff and parishioners of St. Joseph for their prayers and support during the illness and passing of Bob’s brother, George.  Thank you also for the phone calls, cards and Mass intentions.  Your thoughtfulness is much appreciated.


CATHOLIC WOMENS LEAGUE The next General Meeting will be held on Monday, 9 April 2018, at 7:00 p.m., in the parish hall.  Constable Frank Howard, of the Kingston Police Department, will be speaking about Human Trafficking.  A collection for babies will also be taken up to give to Birthright.  Items such as sleepers, onesies, little outifts in sizes 3-12 months, receiving blankets, baby wipes, diapers, facecloths, etc., would be greatly appreciated.


BUILDING FUND  The monthly collection of the Building Fund will take place this weekend, 7-8 April 2018.  Your support continues to make a difference, especially this year as we proceed to put a new roof on the church.  Thank you.


CONVERSION SERIES will be held on Thursdays at 9:30 a.m., and repeated at 7:00 p.m., on 12, 19, 26 April, and 3 May 2018, in the parish hall.  “Conversion: Following the Call of Christ,” will consist of four sessions: Introduction, The Woman at the Well, The Rich Young Man and Matthew.  We will show a short video, followed by discussion.  Come join us.


  1. VINCENT DE PAUL Food Bags will be distributed this weekend, 7-8 April 2018, for return on the weekend of 14-15 April. Thank you for your continued support.


SPIRITUAL INQUIRY The next session of the Spiritual Inquiry will be held on Wednesday, 25 April 2018, from 7:00-8:30 p.m., in the parish hall.  As in the past, it is an excellent opportunity to discuss our Catholic Faith, religious practices and spiritual belief.  With no prescribed agenda, topics have been quite varied and thought-provoking in past sessions.  In a relaxed, accepting environment, participants have the opportunity to express their thoughts, raise questions or simply listen to the responses of others in attendance.  Coffee/tea will be offered.


HOSPITALITY SUNDAY The next Hospitality Sunday will take place on Sunday, 29 April 2018, 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.




SEPARATED AND/OR DIVORCED Are you, or is someone you know, experiencing the trauma of a Separation and/or Divorce?  Come to the New Life Group Meeting, a Catholic Ministry for the Separated and Divorced on alternate Tuesday evenings.  The next meeting will take place Tuesday, 10 April 2018, at the Francis J. Spence Pastoral Centre, 390 Palace Road.  The topic will be, “Separation and Divorce and Family Relations.”


EVENINGS OF RECOLLECTION – OPUS DEI Recollections are offered each month in St. James’ Chapel at St. Mary’s Cathedral, from 7:00-9:00 p.m.  Two meditations are preached by a priest of Opus Dei, and a talk is given by a lay faithful of Opus Dei.  There is also opportunity for confession.  Opus Dei is a personal Prelature of the Catholic Church, founded by Saint Josemaria Escriva, with the purpose of spreading the universal call to sanctity in ordinary life.  Recollections are offered for men and women separately.  Please see bulletin board for time and place.


LAY FAITH DEVELOPMENT SERIES will take place on Saturday, 14 April 2018, from 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m., at the Diocesan Centre, 390 Palace Road.  Our first topic will be on 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.


DINNER AND DANCE on Saturday, 14 April 2018, at Rideau Acres, from 5:00-10:00 p.m.  Featuring Still Standin’ Band and catering by Greek Islands.  Tickets are available online at for $55.00; or call Irene at 613-549-7421.  This is a fundraiser in support of Neeje’s work inspiring women to lead meaningful lives.


APRIL IN PARISH St. Gregory’s Catholic Women’s League will be hosting their “April in Parish” Spring Bazaar on Saturday, 14 April 2018, from 9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m., at St. Gregory’s School Gym, 7 Owen Street, Picton.  Timeless Treasures, Jewellery, Silent Auction, Bake Table, Le Jardin, Boutique Corner, Toonie Table, Refreshments.


GOSPEL SINGING On Sunday, 15 April 2018, at 6:00 p.m., St. Barnaby Church, Brewers Mills,will host gospel singers, Rev. Patsy Schmidt, Joe Saunders, Mark & Sharon Alton and Ruth & Gord Griffin.  A free-will offering would be appreciated.


NEW LIFE COURSE Come experience the Love of God in a unique and personal way.  The St. Andrew School of Evangelization course begins on Friday, 20 April 2018, and continues until Sunday, 22 April 2018, at Holy Rosary Church, Belleville.  The cost is $40.00, which includes three meals and snacks.  For information, contact Ruth Terry at 61-661-2498, or at


CHILAWEE TRAILS is an overnight camp that runs in August for girls ages 9-14.  The camp is located on beautiful Halfway Lake in Barry’s Bay.  Campers can participate in sports, daily Mass, swimming, rosary, crafts, confessions, canoe and drama.  A week of fun, friendship and faith awaits!  Registration opens 19 March at


TOTUS TUUS CATHOLIC SUMMER CAMP A faith‑based week‑long camp that includes faith activities, skits, sports, crafts, music and outdoor fun!  Day camp for children (Gr. 1‑6), runs Monday‑Friday from 9:00 a.m.-2:30 p.m. ($75 for the week, with an option of extended daycare till 4:00 p.m.)  An engaging evening camp for teens (Gr. 7‑12) runs Sunday‑Thursday from 7:00-9:00 p.m. ($25 for the week). For information and to register, visit‑tuus Financial contributions to help sponsor children to attend camp are welcome. Any questions, please contact Nadia Gundert at 613‑484‑2446.

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. It will be held at the UOIT Campus in Oshawa. For information contact, Nadia Gundert at An info package and registration are also available on the Archdiocese of Kingston website under the Youth tab.

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