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Third Sunday of Lent

28 February 2016


And the Lord said, Yes, I am well aware of their sufferings.’”




The ever-present and extremely difficult question of the suffering of innocent people is at the heart of today’s Gospel. Jesus makes it plain that personal tragedy is never God’s punishment for sin.


Todays Readings


First Reading: Exodus 3:1-8, 13-15


In a mysterious and wonderful way Moses becomes aware of God’s presence and that he has been chosen for a special mission by God.


Second Reading: 1 Corinthians 10:1-6, 10-12


In a brief history lesson, Paul reminds the Corinthians of the deeds of God on behalf of God’s people in the past. Their infidelity should be a warning to greater effort in the present.


Gospel: Luke 13:1-9


Jesus urges repentance and uses a parable to illustrate the loving mercy of God.



Monday, 29 February

9:00 a.m. Crisanto Manicat – Mabuhay Pilipino Canadian Association of Kingston

5:15 p.m. All Souls – Nubelia Rosner

Tuesday, 1 March

9:00 a.m. Leo San Pedro – Lorna Asuncion

5:15 p.m. Gerard Waters – Phyllis Baldini

Wednesday, 2 March

9:00 a.m.        Deceased Members of the Power Family – Frank & Lorraine Carter

10:30 a.m.        Extendicare – Doreen Dillon – Leon Dillon

5:15 p.m. Flora Mundacruz – Samahang Filipino Canadian Association of Kingston

Thursday, 3 March

9:00 a.m. Sandra & Antonio Del Prete – Gennaro, Alberto & Marie Del Prete

5:15 p.m.         Eileen Fenlon – Marian Meagher

Friday,  4 March

9:00 a.m. Intentions of Rosa Kwak – Yeshi Redda

10:00 a.m.        Kingsdale Château – Gerard Waters – Len & Noreen Kelly

5:15 p.m. Eileen Fenlon – Helen & Frank Dillon

Saturday, 5 March

9:00 a.m.         Intentions of Victoria Zegarra (90th Birthday)

5:15 p.m.         Clair Kearns – Wilma Kearns

Sunday, 6 March

9:00 a.m.  Living & Deceased Members of the Fisher &                                                       Blacklock Families – Vivian Blacklock

11:00 a.m.        People of the Parish

NEXT WEEK – 5-6 March 2016





5 Mar.

5:15 p.m.



6 Mar.

9:00 a.m.



6 Mar.

11:00 a.m.




G. Pattenden

A. Pattenden


B. Kasaboski

M. Cervenko

Deacon Wojcik


F. Machado

C. Machado






J. Saunders

P. Scott


B. Earle


D. VanVlymen

M. Foley




D. Mazzolin

I. Stewart

A. Wilson

S. Peck


T. Raine

M. Turkington

R. Audet

F. Cuvelier


M. Strong

I. Stewart

F. Asuncion

J. Ferreira





S. Sedore

O. Gowsell

I. Simoes


C. Watts

R. Watts

I. Watts


P. Krasna

A. Krasna

M. Farrell

A. Hung







A. Graham

M. Downey


D. Krasna

P. Krasna




Please remember in your prayers the following: Kerry Kozak; Terry Kot; Gerald Levesque; Hermina Lawlor; Donald Jackson; Carolyn Curry; Tony Deodato; Jean Wells; Ciara Ryckman; Eileen Garrah; June Emmons Church; Joe Verner; John Light; David Tessier; Maureen McCarthy; Edward Courneya; Charles Virgin; Helene Taillon; Irene Smith; Giordana White; Kelly Leclair; Rick Scott; Helen O’Brien; Audrey Lacey; Jane McGrath; Teresa Tenuta; Antoinetta Tenuta; Henk Ligtenberg; Kevin Emond.




You are asked to remember in prayer those recently deceased, especially Mavis Bracken; Karen Higgins; Vince Donnelly.


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.





Sun., 28 Feb.


*After the 9:00 & 11:00 a.m. Masses –   Hospitality Sunday


Tues., 1 Mar.


*9:30 a.m. – Legion of Mary

*7:30 p.m. – Knights of Columbus General Meeting


Wed., 2 Mar.


*12:30 p.m. – Afternoon Cards

*7:00 p.m. – Choir


Thurs., 3 Mar.


*7:00 p.m. – RCIA





KEEP VALUABLES SAFE Please ensure that you keep your valuables with you at all times. In order to keep your possessions safe, we suggest that they not be left alone at any point in time.


ALTAR SERVERS Altar server schedules are available in the sacristy; please pick-up your copy. In order to assist new servers, we will publish the serving schedule for the coming week in the bulletin. One beginning server will be matched with two more experienced servers at each Mass. If you are going to be unable to serve as you are scheduled, lease inform the parish office as soon as possible. Your are also welcome to serve even if you are not one of those scheduled for a particular Mass.


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 will take place this Sunday, 28 February 2016, after the 9:00 and 11:00 a.m. Masses. Please join us for some refreshments and fellowship.


BUILDING FUND The monthly collection of the Building Fund will take place next weekend, 5-6 March 2016. Your support continues to make a difference. Thank you.


FIRST FRIDAY DEVOTION On Friday, 4 March 2016, adoration of the Blessed Sacrament will commence following the 9:00 a.m. Mass and continue until 5:00 p.m. You are encouraged to spend an hour with the Lord.

PARISH LENTEN PENANCE CELEBRATION “The Sacrament of Penance is an experience of the gift of God’s boundless mercy. Not only does it free us from our sins, but it also challenges us to have the same kind of compassion and forgiveness for those who sin against us. In confession, we have the opportunity to repent and recover the grace of friendship with God. It is a holy moment in which we place ourselves in His presence and honestly acknowledge our sins. With absolution, we are reconciled to God and the Church.” – From the US Catholic Catechism for Adults. Take time to join the parish in the Celebration on Sunday, 6 March 2016, at 2:00 p.m.


MUSICAL AFTERNOON On Thursday, 10 March 2016, 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, for those who are Irish and for those who “wish they were.” You are welcome to 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.


SHARE LENT PILGRIMAGE – BUILDING COMMUNITY IN INDONESIA The 3rd week of our pilgrimage finds us in Indonesia. The word kampung has come to mean ‘slum’ in the local language, but its original definition is ‘community.’ Your support for Share Lent means that Try Moputro, despite suffering from mental illness, has been able to renovate his home (in a Kampung) for his family. The community is coming together to support him and his family. “My home is my heaven,” he says, “because here we feel the meaning of brotherhood in the social life of the kampung.”. The Share Lent collection will take place on 12-13 March, Solidarity Sunday.


NEWS FROM THE CATHOLIC WOMENS LEAGUE Our SPRING BAKE SALE is on 12-13 March 2016, after each Mass, in the parish hall. We will be offering cakes, pies, cookies, bars, squares, brownies, fudge, etc., plus savoury items such as soup and biscuits. Come check us out!




SEPARATED AND/OR DIVORCED You are welcome to attend the New Life Support Group on alternate Tuesday evenings at 390 Palace Road, Kingston. The next meeting will take place on Tuesday, 1 March 2016. The topic will be “Legal Issues,” with presenter Deborah Swartz. For further information, contact the Family Ministry Office at 613-548-4461 or via email at


TWENTY-FOUR HOURS WITH THE LORD Once again, and especially during the Jubilee of Mercy, 24 Hours with the Lord will be held at St. Mary’s Cathedral, beginning at 1:00 p.m., after the noon Mass, on Friday, 4 March 2016, and concluding before the 5:00 p.m. Saturday Vigil Mass on 5 March. Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament will take place in the cathedral through this time. Confessions will be heard by priests from parishes throughout the Kingston area. Please come, day or night, and receive this great gift of the Lord’s Loving Mercy. If you know someone who has been away for awhile, perhaps they also might like to accompany you. Please pass the word.


CURSILLISTAS There will be an ULTREYA on Sunday, 13 March 2016, at St. John the Apostle Church hall, 88 Patrick Street, from 2:00-3:00 p.m. It will consist of witness talk, response, small groups and prayer. Light refreshments will be available. There will be an optional Apostolic Hour of Adoration before the Blessed Sacrament from 3:00-4:00 p.m. All are welcome.


25TH ANNIVERSARY Mother Teresa Catholic School will be celebrating their 25th Anniversary on Saturday, 16 April 2016. Events planned include a Family Fun Run at 10:00 a.m. at the school, Mass at 2:30 p.m. at St. Paul the Apostle Church, and an Open House at the school beginning at 3:30 p.m. Please spread the word, as we look forward to seeing past staff, graduates and parents.


MEN’S CONFERENCE On 19 March 2016, join Cardinal Thomas Collins, Matt Fradd and Deacon Harold Burke-Sivers for Serviam Ministries’ 1st Annual Band of Christian Brothers Men’s Conference at Canada Christian College, Toronto. The day will strengthen and challenge men to grow in faith and virtue while also addressing the struggles that men face. Special father/son rates available. For information and tickets, contact 1-888-522-2070,,or


NEXT GENERATION LEAHY Doug Leahy, his wife and six children will perform at the Neeje Fundraising Dinner on Saturday, 16 April 2016, at Rideau Acres, from 6:00-10:00 p.m., their first ever performance in Kingston. Step dancing, fiddling, singing. Tickets are $50.00, and are available 1 March 2016, at

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