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Baptism of the Lord

12 January 2020


Jesus went about doing good and curing all who had fallen into the power of the devil.




When Jesus was baptised in the River Jordan, the heavens opened, and the Holy Sprit descended upon him like a dove.  It marked the moment he began his ministry of doing good and healing all who had fallen into the power of the devil.


Todays Readings


First Reading: Isaiah 42:1-4, 6-7


Isaiah offers a beautiful description of the Messiah, who comes to serve the cause of right and bring healing to humanity.


Second Reading: Acts 10:34-38


St. Peter tells a Roman soldier, whom he baptised, how Jesus had gone about doing good and healing.


Gospel: Matthew 3:13-17


Jesus, at his baptism, receives the Holy Spirit and is proclaimed to be God’s beloved Son.



Monday, 13 January

9:00 a.m.  Sandra & Antonio (8th Anniversary) Del Prete – Gennaro & Alberto & Family

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

Tuesday, 14 January

9:00 a.m.    Candida Powell – Marietta & Amado Marcial

5:15 p.m.  Barbara Lynn Charboneau – Grace & Dwight Neddow

Wednesday, 15 January

9:00 a.m.    Health Intentions for Grandson – The Family

10:30 a.m. Extendicare – Christopher Wilson – Bonnie & Rick Wilson

5:15 p.m.  Jerry McNamee – Blanche McCann

Thursday, 16 January

 9:00 a.m. Don Stewart – Kay Stewart & Family

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

Friday,  17 January

9:00 a.m.  Joe Saccon – Marietta & Amado Marcial

10:30 a.m. School Mass – Giovanni Circelli – Circelli Family

5:15  p.m. Pauline Medora – Myra Heer

Saturday, 18 January

9:00 a.m.  Manuel Medeiros – Pat & Larry Rochefort

5:15 p.m.  James Murphy – Son

Sunday, 19 January

9:00 a.m.  Luigi & Walter Nuvoloni – Nuvoloni Family

11:00 a.m.    People of the Parish

NEXT WEEK 18-19 January 2020






Eucharistic Ministers





18 Jan.

5:15 p.m.


S. McGrath

A. Paquin

Deacon Wojcik


J. Saunders


A. Kelly

R. Lachance

D. Mazzolin

I. Stewart



19 Jan.

9:00 a.m.


M. Cervenko

D. Tudin


T. Castro

M. Tudin


R. Emmons

S. Eves

T. McCue

D. Neddow



19 Jan.

11:00 a.m.


K. Soriano

J-A. Koster


R. Kwak

K. Colwell


P. Greenwood

B. Krasna

J. McLaren

M. Strong






18 Jan.

5:15 p.m.



19 Jan.

9:00 a.m.



19 Jan.

11:00 a.m.





F. Cao

A. Lett


R. Gumboc

A. McCaugherty

Q. McCaugherty

B. Baker


A. Krasna

Z. Santos

E. Samson


Junior Liturgy





N. Dennee

M. Lawrence


M. Farrell

S. Fragoso




Please remember in your prayers the following: James Parsons; Marie McNeill; Judy Dowling; Millie Lane; John Dowling; Desmond Dowling; Marcus Hacault; Steve Bruce; Laure Unger; Joe Fonseca; Annie Mastorakos; Marc M;  Rob Hurst; Trudy Potvin; Teresa Khidir; Angeli Asenci; Kathleen Forsyth; Diane Lavery; Pat Gilmartin; Donna C.; Eileen Teppett; Jordyn Haunts Geddes; Erin Sullivan; Natalie Malenfant; Lu Raposo.




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.



INCOME TAX RECEIPTS 2019 Income Tax Receipts are available for pick-up at the parish office.  To assist us with mailing costs, please drop in to pick yours up.


BUILDING FUND  The monthly collection of the Building Fund will take place this weekend, 11-12 January 2020. Thank you for your support.



  • The next General Meeting will take place on Monday, 13 January 2020, at 7:00 p.m., in the parish hall. The election of the Executive for 2020-2022 will take place.  All members are invited to come and vote.


  • Membership Drive will take place 11-12 and 18-19 January 2020, at all Masses. Membership fee remains at $20.00.  We welcome all ladies over 16 years to join and help celebrate the 100th Anniversary of the League.  Add your voice and support to a national sisterhood which promotes faith, spirituality, awareness, and responds to social issues affecting all Canadians.  You can make a difference.


  1. JOSEPH’S YOUTH GROUP will meet on Friday, 17 January 2020, from 6:30-8:30 p.m., in the parish hall, to prepare “Blessing Bags,” to be donated to the local shelters this winter season. Students are asked to bring toiletries such as soap, toothpaste, toothbrushes, shampoo, etc. to contribute to our mission work. This evening will also be a practice for the Youth Ministry on Sunday, 26 January, at 11:00 a.m.  We will join the Folk Choir to sing and present the Readings and Gifts.  Please note that the Folk Choir practice will be held on 19 January 2020, after the 11:00 a.m. Mass.  For information, contact Alison at or call Angela at 613-547-8116.


MINISTRY FAIR On 18-19 January 2020, after all Masses, the Parish Engagement Group will host a Ministry Fair in the parish hall.  The various Parish Ministries will be highlighted, indicating how they each enrich the daily life of St. Joseph’s.  When you volunteer for a Ministry, you show what kind of parish you want to belong to!


CHILDRENS FOLK CHOIR Children who are interested in participating in the Children’s Folk Choir are invited to sing at the 11:00 a.m. Mass on Sunday, 26 January 2020.  We will have a practice on Sunday, 19 January 2020, from noon-1:00 p.m., in the church.  For inquiries, please contact Sheila at


PARTNERS IN MISSION FOOD BANK Food Bags will be distributed this weekend, 18-19 January 2020.  Thank you for your continued support.

HOSPITALITY SUNDAY The next Hospitality Sunday will take place on Sunday, 26 January 2020, 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 for fellowship and refreshments.


URGENT CALL – PROVIDENCE CARE HOSPITAL SITE VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES Providence Care needs volunteers from parishes in the Archdiocese of Kingston to help the Roman Catholic patients and clients attend Sunday Mass held at 2:00 p.m.  Responsibilities include pushing wheelchairs and walking alongside persons who require assistance/supervision.  If you feel God is calling you to this ministry, please contact Chris O’Connor, Volunteer Coordinator for Inpatient Activities & Youth Volunteer Programs, at 613-544-4900 x 53058, or, or register though


PARISH VISITOR PROGRAM St. Joseph’s Parish Council is exploring the possibility of establishing a Parish Visitor program.  It would be the purpose of this undertaking to provide a stronger link with the Parish for those who might be confined to their homes or places of greater care, especially as the winter season approaches.  Parish visitors would be comprised of teams of two people, with each person being appropriately trained and screened.  If you would like to learn more about being a Parish Visitor, you are asked to contact the Parish Office at 613-547-5004.  Similarly, if you would like to receive a Parish Visitor team in your home, please contact the Parish Office at 613-547-5004.  Thank you.




REGIOPOLIS-NOTRE DAME CATHOLIC HIGH SCHOOL Grade 8 Information Night will take place on Thursday, 16 January 2020.  International Baccalaureate Programme Information Session takes place from 5:30-6:20 p.m., in the Upper Room; General Information Session takes place from 6:30-7:15 p.m., in the Cafetorium, followed by an Open House of classrooms and displays in the school until 8:00 p.m.  130 Russell Street.  For information, call 613-545-1902.


EIGHT DOORS TO THE KINGDOM PARISH MISSION The great French spiritual master, Father Jacques Philippe, is coming to St. Mary’s Cathedral, 279 Johnson Street.  He will preach at Sunday Masses the First Sunday of Lent, 5:00 p.m. on 29 February, and 8:00 a.m. 10:30 a.m. & 7:00 p.m., on 1 March.  He will lead a Parish Mission on the Eight Beatitudes at 7:00 p.m., on 1-3 March.  For information, contact or Ann Lyng at, or Fr. Hughes at

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