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Second Sunday of Lent

25 February 2018


Listen to him.




God our Father sent his Son into the world for the benefit of us all, St. Paul tells us today.  We are invited to listen to him and to allow his words to transform us.  Let us give thanks to God for such boundless loving kindness.


Todays Readings


First Reading: Genesis 22:1-2, 9-13, 15-18


Abraham’s faith is tested.  God showers blessings on him.


Second Reading: Romans 8:31-34


God our Father has given us all that is most precious by sending his Son.  We stand acquitted – God is on our side.


Gospel: Mark 9:2-10


At the transfiguration, the identity of Jesus is revealed.  But the meaning of his identity is something which the disciples still struggle to grasp.




Monday, 26 February

9:00 a.m. Intentions of Joan Bennett – Paul Coughlan

5:15 p.m.  Carminda Godinho – Mary Mayfield

Tuesday, 27 February

9:00 a.m.    Martin Vieja – Amado & Marietta Marcial

5:15 p.m.    Doming & Consolacion Vigilia – Fernando & Lorna Asuncion

Wednesday, 28 February

9:00 a.m.    Intentions of Dorathy & Ted Stanley – St. Joseph’s Choir

10:30 a.m. Extendicare – Doreen & Jay Kenny – Margaret Jewitt & Family

5:15 p.m.  Lino Toffolon – The Family

Thursday, 1 March

9:00 a.m. Marie Thérèse Kelly

5:15 p.m.    Flora Aquin – Tetro Family

Friday,  2 March

9:00 a.m.    Joan Cook & Leo, Ruth & Agnes Cook – Bill Cook

10:00 a.m. Kingsdale Château – Ray Boudreau – Marieta & Gerry Kenyon

5:15 p.m.    Charles Stanley – Anne & Leon Garrett

Saturday, 3 March

9:00 a.m. Marcelino Tavares – Jeremias Bonito

5:15 p.m. Jeffrey Conley – Carole Conley

Sunday, 4 March

9:00 a.m.  Jack Coleman – Mary Ellen Jefferies

11:00 a.m.   People of the Parish

NEXT WEEK 3-4 March 2018






Eucharistic Ministers





3 Mar.

5:15 p.m.



H. Pasko

H. Couto


P. Scott

J. Bennett


A. Kelly

P. Scott

P. Greenwood

R. Lachance.



4 Mar.

9:00 a.m.


D. Tudin

P. McCue


M. Tudin

N. McCue


T. McCue

D. Neddow

T. Raine

M. Turkington



4 Mar.

11:00 a.m.


A. Doctolero

Sr. D. Fournier

Deacon Wojcik


M. Foley


F. Asuncion

J. Ferreira

L. Garrett

D. Kurman






3 March

5:15 p.m.



4 March

9:00 a.m.



4 March

11:00 a.m.





E. Drumm

M. Drumm

S. Drumm


O. Gowsell

E. Foley


M. Roque

C. Davison

A. Krasna








A. Baxby

J. Williams


M. Mussari

K. Soriano

A. Lorbetskie



Please remember in your prayers the following:  Helen Taillon; Yvonne Vickers; Kathy Veley; Tony Deodato; Ciara Ryckman; Jean Wells; Danny Denham; Brigit Knott; Kim Emond; Freeman Shupe; Kathleen Forsyth; Evangeline Talens; Jim McCarthy; George Wojcik; Candy Powell; Noah Bailey; Donna Casford; 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.



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.




MESSAGE FROM ARCHBISHOP OBRIEN I want to express appreciation to those who provided e-mail addresses for the Call for Conscience Campaign.  The Coalition for Health Care will be following up with you shortly.  Thank you for joining in this effort to provide conscience protection for doctors and medical facilities, and increased funding for palliative care.


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 welcomed to this beautiful prayer of the Church.


HOSPITALITY SUNDAY The next Hospitality Sunday will take place this Sunday, 25 February 2018, after the 9:00 & 11:00 a.m. Masses.  If you are able to provide snacks, please sign up at the entrances.  Please join us in the parish hall for fellowship and refreshments.


FIRST FRIDAY DEVOTION On Friday, 2 March 2018, 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.


  1. JOSEPHS PARISH YOUTH GROUP will meet on Friday, 2 March 2018, from 6:30-8:30 p.m., in the parish hall. This will be a practice for the Stations of the Cross pageant; so you are strongly encouraged to attend, if you wish to participate. The next practice will take place on Sunday, 4 March 2018, from 1:00-4:00 p.m.  All students are welcome.  For information contact Alison at, or Angela at 613-547-8116.


CWL SPRING BAKE SALE Mark 3-4 March on your calendars, and come check out the Bake Sale in the parish hall after each Mass: cakes, pies, cookies, bars, squares, brownies, fudge, etc., that will easily freeze until after Lent, if need be!  Help support your CWL ladies as they strive to emulate the good works of our Lord throughout the year, with the help of the Holy Spirit that lives within each of us.


BUILDING FUND  The monthly collection of the Building Fund will take place next weekend, 3-4 March 2018.  Your support continues to make a difference, especially this year as we proceed to put a new roof on the church.  Thank you.


CATHOLIC WOMENS LEAGUE Executive Meeting will be held on Monday, 5 March 2018, at 7:00 p.m., in the parish hall.   The General Meeting will be held on Monday, 12 March 2018, at 7:00 p.m. in the parish hall.  Our speaker will be Chris Catry, Resource Development Coordinator from Habitat for Humanity Kingston Limestone Region, who will be accompanied by Heather Hall, a member of their Speakers Bureau. They will describe how this organization is helping local working families achieve the dream of home ownership, their upcoming plans and ways that the Parish and CWL can get involved to help.  “Access to safe, decent and affordable housing is a basic human right that should be available to everyone.”  All ladies 16 and up are welcome to come and listen!


IRISH MUSICAL AFTERNOON On Thursday, 8 March 2018, from 1:00-3:00 p.m., the Social Committee of the St. Joseph’s Pastoral Council will provide an afternoon of musical entertainment, featuring Chris Murphy, Jon McLurg and Brian Flynn (of Turpin’s Trail), for those who are Irish, and for those who “wish they were.”  Please join us in the church for an opportunity to enjoy local musicians.  Light refreshments will be served in the parish hall.  Come and bring a friend or two!  A free-will monetary offering would be appreciated.


LENTEN PENANCE CELEBRATION The Lenten Penance Celebration for St. Joseph’s will be held on Sunday, 11 March 2018, at 2:00 p.m.  Following a brief liturgy, all will have the opportunity to receive the Sacrament of Reconciliation.  A number of visiting clergy will be present for this celebration, and all in the parish, and indeed from outside the parish, are most welcome to attend.  

With absolution, we are reconciled to God and the Church.




PROVIDENCE SPIRITUALITY CENTRE is hosting a number of Lenten Retreats in February and March.  Please call 613-542-8826, to inquire as to dates, fees and registration.


BILLINGS LIFE CLINIC Getting married in 2018 or already married?  Come learn about th eBillings Ovulation Method which is based on a woman’s naturally occurring signs of fertility and is 99% effective.  The next clinic is on Monday, 26 February 2018, from 7:00-8:00 p.m., at St. Paul the Apostle Church, Room D (patio entrance).  For information call 613-544-8495, or email


CATHOLICISM A 10-week series, starting 26 February 2018, at 6:30 p.m., at St. Paul the Apostle Church, 1111 Taylor-Kidd Boulevard, main hall, south side ramp entrance.  A great opportunity to learn, or refresh your understanding of, our Catholic faith, with creator and host Bishop Robert Barron.  To register, visit  All welcome, free of charge.


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 on Tuesday, 27 February 2018, at the Francis J. Spence Pastoral Centre, 390 Palace Road.  The topic will be, “Assuming New Responsibilities, Recognizing Our Strengths,” a DVD/Guided Discussion.


WORLD DAY OF PRAYER 2018 Join in an ecumenical and global hour of praise and prayer – ‘All God’s Creation Is Very Good,’ on Friday, 2 March 2018, at 2:00 p.m., at Strathcona Park Presbyterian Church, 244 McMahon Avenue.  For information, contact Donna at 613-536-1626, or


COME & EXPLORE LIVING FAITH a Saturday morning program for families looking to deepen their understanding and practice of the Catholic faith, on  24 March, 7, 21 April, from 10:00 a.m.-noon, at Holy Name School, 370 Kingston Mills Road.  For information, contact Chantal & Tony at or at 613-305-1606.


DEVELOPMENT & PEACE is hosting a Solidarity Visitor, Felix Morka, a human rights lawyer from Nigeria, on Saturday, 10 March 2018, from noon-3:00 p.m., at Our Lady of Lourdes Church, 490 Days Road.  A light lunch will be served to begin the presentation.  Call 613-384-2665 to register or for information.


11TH ST. JOHN FISHER DINNER will take place on Wednesday, 14 March 2018.  The St. John Fisher Visitor will be Robert Cardinal Sarah, Vatican Prefect of the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments.  For tickets and information, call 613-217-2819, or email

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