9 April 2017
“They led him away to crucify him.”
Palm Sunday is not a journey from victory to defeat, but a journey from the world’s idea of victory into the true victory of God.
First Reading: Isaiah 50:4-7
The suffering servant of Isaiah assures us of our victory over suffering.
Second Reading: Philippians 2:6-11
Christ’s suffering is deeper than we imagine, but his exaltation is also higher than we can imagine.
Gospel: Matthew 26:14-27:66
Matthew describes the death of Christ in terms of destruction. Yet this destruction brings the dead back to life and reveals the unshakeable reality of heaven.
MASSES FOR THE WEEK
Monday, 10 April
9:00 a.m. Dorothy Bennett – Gerry & Annetta Pattenden
5:15 p.m. Raffaele Murano – Ortenza Murano & Family
Tuesday, 11 April
9:00 a.m. Jim Joynt – Neda Radic
5:15 p.m. Cancelled
7:30 p.m. St. Mary’s Cathedral – Chrism Mass
Wednesday, 12 April
9:00 a.m. Peter Music – Elena Music & Family
10:30 a.m. Extendicare – Rita Hilton – Ed Lanigan (moved from 15 February)
5:15 p.m. Luisa Praticante – Maria & Max
Thursday, 13 April – Holy Thursday
7:30 p.m. Mass of the Lord’s Supper
Friday, 14 April – Good Friday
10:00 a.m. Stations of the Cross
3:00 p.m. Celebration of the Lord’s Passion
Divine Mercy Prayers follow the Celebration
Saturday, 15 April – Holy Saturday
8:00 p.m. Easter Vigil
Sunday, 16 April – Easter Sunday
9:00 a.m. People of the Parish
11:00 a.m. People of the Parish
NEXT WEEK -13-16 April 2017 – HOLY WEEK
– Dcn Wojcik
Sr. D. Fournier
There will be no Junior Liturgy on Easter Sunday
PRAYERS FOR THOSE WHO ARE ILL
Please remember in your prayers the following: Willie Wylemans; Taylor Emond; Taryn Emond; Hermina Lawlor; 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.
PRAYERS FOR THE DECEASED
You are asked to remember in prayer those recently deceased, especially Moira Ottenhof.
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.
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 General Meeting will be held on Monday, 10 April 2017, at 7:00 pm., in the parish hall. We will be collecting baby items for Birthright this month; please bring your items with you to the meeting. Our speaker will be Donna Dwyre, from Hospice Kingston. Hospice Kingston provides compassionate holistic care for people with life-limiting illness, their caregivers and families, and those who are affected by grief or loss. We will be learning about their programs and services and plans to build a Residential Hospice and Palliative Care Centre of Excellence! Any female parishioners 16 and older are welcome to join us.
BUILDING FUND The monthly collection of the Building Fund will take place this weekend, 8-9 April 2017. Your support continues to make a difference. Thank you.
SIXTH ANNUAL PRESENTATION OF THE STATIONS OF THE CROSS will take place this Sunday, 9 April 2017, at 7:00 p.m., in the church. All parishioners are invited to pray the Stations of the Cross with a NEW FORMAT dramatic presentation by St. Joseph’s Youth Group. Refreshments will follow in the hall. For information, please contact Alison at 613 536 5771, or Angela at 613 547 8116.
THE CHRISM MASS will be celebrated on Tuesday, 11 April 2017, at 7:30 p.m., at St. Mary’s Cathedral. All are invited, as Archbishop O’Brien presides and blesses the Oils for the sacramental life of the Church. Reception will follow at École Cathédrale. The 5:15 p.m. Mass at St. Joseph’s will be cancelled that day.
THE NEEDS OF THE CHURCH IN THE HOLY LAND The collection taken up on Good Friday, 14 April 2017, is for the Holy Land. At this time of crisis in the Middle East, the need for these funds is greater than ever. The proceeds of the Holy Land collection provide support to the Christian minority who live there and to pilgrims; the funds assist with the preservation of shrines and archeological areas, interventions during crisis situations, and educational activities. You are invited to give generously in your support of this collection.
HOSPITALITY SUNDAY will take place on 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 COLLECTION Bags will be handed out on 22-23 April for return on 29-30 April 2017 for the St. Vincent de Paul Food Bank. Please give generously to those in need.
THE MAN OF THE SHROUD Educational exhibit, 9-11 April 2017, at St. Isidore Catholic Church, 1135 March Road, Kanata. Come experience and learn what science and theology have to offer about the world’s most famous and mysterious religious relic. A life-sized replica of the Shroud will be on display. Free admission; donations appreciated. Visit www.TheShroud.org for information.
SEPARATED AND/OR DIVORCED Are you, or someone you know, experiencing the trauma of a Separation and/or Divorce? Where do you turn for help? Come to the New Life Group Meeting, a Catholic Ministry for the Separated and Divorced, on alternate Tuesday evenings at the Francis J. Spence Pastoral Centre, 390 Palace Road. The next meeting will take place on Tuesday, 11 April 2017, at 7:30 p.m. For information, call 613-548-4461.
SEVEN LAST WORDS On Good Friday, 14 April 2017, from noon until 2:00 p.m., at St. Mary’s Cathedral, 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. De Souza will preach the meditations on the theme, “This Year Has Many Centuries.”
CAMPAIGN LIFE COALITION’S – KINGSTON MEETING will take place on Tuesday, 18 April 2017, from 7:00-9:00 p.m., at the Isabelle Turner Public Library, Gardiner’s Road. Mr. Jim Hughes, National President of CLC, and Vice-President of International Right to Life, will be our guest speaker. For information, call 613-389-4472.
BLESSED SACRAMENT GARAGE & BAKE SALE, hosted by Knights of Columbus & Catholic Women’s League, will be held at Blessed Sacrament Church Hall, 3 Briscoe Street, Amherstview, on Saturday, 22 April 2017, from 8:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. All donations in good condition are gratefully accepted (no tvs or computers, please). For information and pick-up, call Paul at 613-384-2671 or Theresa at 613-389-5312. Donations drop off is 21 April, from 7:00-9:00 p.m.
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.
HABITAT FOR HUMANITY is actively looking for hard-working families in need of housing to apply now and to get involved. We partner with families, businesses, organizations, and individuals to build simple, affordable, and energy efficient homes. These homes are sold at no profit to selected families through long-term, no-interest mortgages. Families must prove a need for housing, an ability to meet mortgage payments, and a willingness to contribute hundreds of hours of their own labour, known as “sweat equity,” to the building of their own house or the house of others. For information, call HFH at 613-548-8763, or www.habitatkingston.com.