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The Baptism of the Lord

10 January 2016

 

He will baptise you with the Holy Spirit and fire.

 

Introduction

 

The baptism of Jesus marked a profound change in his way of life. He began his public ministry in the power of the Holy Spirit to proclaim the Good News to those who were poor.

 

Todays Readings

 

First Reading: Isaiah 40:1-5, 9-11

 

A message of consolation: the Lord is coming to save his people. Prepare a way for him.

 

Second Reading: Titus 2:11-14, 3:4-7

 

God saved us by the cleansing water of rebirth, renewing us with the Holy Spirit so generously poured over us through Jesus Christ our saviour.

 

Gospel: Luke 3:15-16, 21-22

 

After Jesus’ baptism, the Holy Spirit descended upon him in the form of a dove, and a voice from heaven declared, “You are my Son, the Beloved; my favour rests on you.”

 

MASSES FOR THE WEEK

 

Monday, 11 January

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

5:15 p.m. Patricia Coulter – Coulter Family

Tuesday, 12 January

9:00 a.m. George Teves – Parents

5:15 p.m. Annunziata Evangelista – The Family

Wednesday, 13 January

9:00 a.m.        Mary Irene O’Hearne – Ray Doyle

10:30 a.m.        Extendicare – Gerard Waters – Paul & Joyce Kelly

5:15 p.m. Barbara Mallette – The Family

Thursday, 14 January

9:00 a.m. Helen Kemp – Audrey & John Worrall

5:15 p.m.         Carlo Mazzolin – The Family

Friday,  15 January

9:00 a.m. Special Intentions of the McCue Family

5:15 p.m. Frank Murphy – Robin & Robyn Watts

Saturday, 16 January

9:00 a.m.         Cristiano Capili – Samahang Filipino Canadian Association

5:15 p.m.         Michael Callaghan – Jim Callaghan

Sunday, 17 January

9:00 a.m.  Giovanni Circelli – The Family

11:00 a.m.        People of the Parish

 

NEXT WEEK – 16-17 January 2016

 

 

Masses

 

Lectors

 

Eucharistic

Ministers

 

Ushers

 

Sat.

16 Jan.

5:15 p.m.

 

M. Peck

P. Rosales

Deacon Wojcik

 

T. Murphy

 

P. Scott

I. Stewart

A. Wilson

R. Lachance

 

Sun.

17 Jan.

9:00 a.m.

 

P. Kingston

Sr. Kalchbrenner

Deacon Wojcik

 

N. Haunts

 

D. Dennee

R. Emmons

S. Eves

T. McCue

 

Sun.

17 Jan.

11:00 a.m.

 

M. Wojcik

B. Adamson

Deacon Wojcik

 

 

M. Foley

 

J. Ferreira

B. Krasna

P. Greenwood

G. Goncalves

 

PRAYERS FOR THOSE WHO ARE ILL

Please remember in your prayers the following: Kerry Kozak; Terry Kot; Gerald Levesque; Hermina Lawlor; Donald Jackson; Carolyn Curry; Kevin Kimmett; Tony Deodato; Jean Wells; Ciara Ryckman; Eileen Garrah; June Emmons Church; Joe Verner; Donna Verner; John Light; David Tessier; Maureen McCarthy; Edward Courneya; Charles Virgin; Helene Taillon; Irene Smith; Ian MacVicar; Giordana White; Kelly Leclair; Rick Scott.

 

PRAYERS FOR THE DECEASED

You are asked to remember in prayer those recently deceased, especially, Anne Cadamuro; John Walker; Catherine Walker.

 

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.

 

WEEK AT A GLANCE

 

 

Sat./Sun., 9-10 Jan.

 

*After all Masses – Catholic Women’s League Membership Drive

 

Mon., 11 Jan.

 

*7:00 p.m. – Catholic Women’s League General Meeting

 

Tues., 12 Jan.

 

*9:30 a.m. – Legion of Mary

*6:00 p.m. – Sacramental Preparation Team Meeting

*7:00 p.m. – Baptismal Preparation

 

Wed., 13 Jan.

 

*12:30 p.m. – Afternoon Cards

*7:00 p.m. – Choir

*7:00 p.m. – Parish Council Meeting

 

Thurs., 14 Jan.

 

*7:00 p.m. – RCIA

 

Sat./Sun.,

16-17 Jan.

 

*After all Masses – Catholic Women’s League Membership Drive

 

 

OUR PARISH

 

AUTOMATIC DEBIT

 

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.

 

2015 INCOME TAX RECEIPTS are available for pick-up in the parish office until 29 January 2016, at which time they will be placed at the back of the church for pick-up after Mass.

 

MEDIA RESOURCES Would you like to grow in your understanding of the Catholic faith? We are happy to announce that we now have Catholic Lighthouse Media resources available in the St. Joseph Room. These books and audio CDs, by some of the most well known and engaging Catholic writers and speakers in the world today, cover many different topics of interest. Stop in to pick up something that interests you or that would make a good gift for someone else. If you’ve enjoyed the resource, be sure to share it with others! To help cover some of the expenses, the suggested donation for books and CDs is $5.00 each, while pamphlets are free.

 

2016 ENVELOPES are available for pick-up at the back of the church. If you are currently not using envelopes but wish to do so, please contact the parish office at 613-547-5004 to request them, or complete the sign-up sheet on the table beside the envelopes. Now that the New Year has arrived, please do not use the previous years envelopes as the number may be different. Thank you.

 

PARTNERS IN MISSION FOOD BANK Food Bags will be distributed this weekend, 9-10 January 2016, for return on the weekend of 16-17 January. Thank you for your continued support.

 

CATHOLIC WOMENS LEAGUE GENERAL MEETING The Catholic Women’s League General Meeting will take place on Monday, 11 January 2016, at 7:00 p.m. Elections for ALL offices will be held at that time.

 

BUILDING FUND The monthly collection of the Building Fund will take place this weekend, 9-10 January 2016. Your support continues to make a difference. Thank you.

 

FIRST RECONCILIATION AND FIRST COMMUNION All parents of grade two students who wish that their children celebrate the Sacrament of First Holy Communion and First Reconciliation here at St. Joseph’s are invited to attend a Parent Information Meeting on Tuesday, 19 January 2016, at 7:00 p.m. in St. Joseph’s parish hall. Since this is the first planning meeting for the celebration of these Sacraments, it is particularly important that the parents of all children attend. The Enrollment Ceremony will take place on the weekend of 30-31 January 2016.

 

CATHOLIC WOMENS LEAGUE MEMBERSHIP DRIVE One Heart, One Voice, One Mission. The Catholic Women’s League of Canada is a national organization rooted in gospel values calling its members to holiness through service to the people of God. The annual membership drive will take place here at St. Joseph’s on 9-10 & 16-17 January 2016. Catholic Women’s League members will be at the church entrances at all Masses to receive your membership fees of $20.00 for 2016. Every woman of St. Joseph’s Parish, sixteen years of age and older, is invited to be a member of the League. Transfers also accepted.

 

HOSPITALITY SUNDAY The next Hospitality Sunday will take place on Sunday, 31 January 2016, after the 9:00 and 11:00 a.m. Masses. If you are willing to bring squares, cookies or loaves for this event, please sign up on the sheets provided at the church entrances.

 

  1. BLAISE – BLESSING OF THE THROATS will take place on Wednesday, 3 February 2016, at the 9:00 a.m. and the 5:15 p.m. Masses.

 

MINISTRY TO THE SICK & HOMEBOUND If you are unable to attend Mass, and wish to receive the Sacrament of the Eucharist, please call the parish office at 613-547-5004, to ask for a volunteer to bring you communion on First Friday.

 

OUR COMMUNITY

 

SANTO NIÑO devotees of Kingston invite you to the 11th Annual Santo Niño Fiesta Mass celebration on 16 January 2016, at 2:00 p.m., at St. Paul the Apostle Parish. Please bring your Santo Niño and children for blessings. All are invited to join us for a reception following the Mass. Food will be served by the devotees.

 

BEREAVED FAMILIES OF ONTARIO will host the following at Tompkins Funeral Home Township Chapel: Mothers’ Night on 12 January, at 6:30 p.m.; Spousal/Partner Night on 14 January, at 6:30 p.m.; Family Night on 19 January, at 6:30 p.m.; Suicide Support Group on 26 January, at 6:30 p.m.; and “Mourning Coffee” on 26 January, at 10:00 a.m. Please park in the left-side lot, and use the right-side main entrance. For additional information, please call 613-634-1230 or visit www.bfo-kingston.ca. All programs are free of charge.

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