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Epiphany of the Lord

5 January 2020

 

All nations shall serve him.

 

Introduction

 

Today we celebrate the revealing of God’s plan to the Gentile nations: the magi represent those non-Jewish peoples who accept the Gospel of Jesus, and with the magi we can give thanks that we have been included in the offer of the Good News.

 

Todays Readings

 

First Reading: Isaiah 60:1-6

 

The light of the Lord’s glory shines out and draws people from all over the world: they come to worship and to praise the Lord.

 

Second Reading: Ephesians 3:2-3, 5-6

 

The writer tells how the non-Jewish nations now share in the same inheritance and promise as the chosen people, through Christ Jesus..

 

Gospel: Matthew 2:1-12

 

The magi, who represent the Gentile nations, come to Jerusalem as they search for the recently born king of the Jews; they are sent on to Bethlehem, the city of King David.

 

MASSES FOR THE WEEK

Monday, 6 January

9:00 a.m.  Richard Stoparczyk – Nuvoloni Family

5:15 p.m.  Lois McKeown – Grace & Dwight Neddow

Tuesday, 7 January

9:00 a.m.    Mamerto & Felicidad Asuncion – Fernando & Lorna Asuncion

5:15 p.m.  Candida Powell – Rowena & Michael Strong

Wednesday, 8 January

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

10:30 a.m. Extendicare – Mary B. Boivin – Grace & Dwight Neddow

5:15 p.m.  Ashley White – Mary Clancy

Thursday, 9 January

 9:00 a.m. Ken Lillis (5th Anniversary) – Sharon, Scott & Andrea

5:15 p.m.  Manuel Carquez – Cecelia Melo

Friday,  10 January

9:00 a.m.  Anibal Pereira – Venancio & Elena Dos Santos

5:15  p.m. Special Intentions for Les & Jill Ferrell – Arlene Fraser

Saturday, 11 January

9:00 a.m.  George Teves – Parents

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

Sunday, 12 January

9:00 a.m.  William Murphy (7th Anniversary) – Teresa Murphy & Family

11:00 a.m.    People of the Parish

NEXT WEEK 11-12 January 2020

 

Date

 

Lectors

 

Eucharistic Ministers

 

Ushers

 

Sat.

11 Jan.

5:15 p.m.

 

O. Gowsell

C. Jones

 

S. McGrath

R. Webb

 

I. Stewart

A. Kelly

R. Lachance

P. Scott

 

Sun.

12 Jan.

9:00 a.m.

 

C. Purcell

D. Balemba

 

F. Lovie

S. Balemba

 

M. Turkington

R. Audet

F. Cuvelier

D. Dennee

 

Sun.

12 Jan.

11:00 a.m.

 

Sr. D. Fournier

A. Doctolero

Deacon Wojcik

 

R. Kwak

 

P. Tetro

G. Velasco

F. Asuncion

J. Ferreira

 

 

     Date

 

Saturday

11 Jan.

5:15 p.m.

 

Sunday

12 Jan.

9:00 a.m.

 

Sunday

12 Jan.

11:00 a.m.

 

Altar

Servers

 

M. Drumm

C. Lee

 

I. Watts

H. Watt

E. Foley

 

R. Canning

E. Samson

M. Taylor

 

Junior Liturgy

 

 

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P. Bullock

E. Hayes

 

A. Lorbetskie

A. Doctolero

 

PRAYERS FOR THOSE WHO ARE ILL

 

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.

 

PRAYERS FOR THE DECEASED

 

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

 

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.


OUR PARISH

 

NOTE OF APPRECIATION Sincere gratitude is expressed to all who helped make the Christmas celebration here at St. Joseph’s such a beautiful and enriching experience: to those who directed, assisted with, and performed in the Christmas pageant; to the musicians and singers who participated in the pageant; to those who prepared the altar and sanctuary and arranged the crib scene and decorations; to the Eucharistic Ministers, Lectors, Servers; to the staff of St. Joseph’s; to those who brought food and gifts to the rectory.  To all who so generously supported the parish at this Christmas time, we are deeply grateful.

Msgr. Joe, Fr. James, Deacon Bob

 

2019 DONATIONS St. Josephs Parish Year-End occurred on 31 December; therefore, donations received after this date must be recorded in 2020.  Thank you.

 

CHRISTMAS BASKETS Thanks to St. Joseph’s generous parishioners, we were able to assist 50 families in need this past Christmas.  With copious amounts of food and monetary donations, fifty families had a Christmas they might otherwise have missed.  We even had a bit of food left over after filling the baskets very full, permitting us to donate to St. Vincent de Paul and the Food Bank.  Thank you again for your continued generosity.

 

JUNIOR LITURGY will resume this weekend at the 9:00 and 11:00 a.m. Masses on Sunday, 5 January 2019.  Welcome back!

 

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

 

CATHOLIC WOMEN’S LEAGUE NEWS:

  • The next Executive Meeting will take place on Monday, 6 January 2020, at 7:00 p.m., in the parish hall.
  • 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.
  • We wish to thank all who donated baking, crafts, theme baskets for our raffle, and time to help make our recent bake sale a huge success. Thanks also to those who helped set-up and clean-up, and to our very generous parishioners who supported us.
  • 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 bogle@alcdsb.on.ca 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!

 

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  oconnorc@providencecare.ca, or register though https://www.providencecare.ca.

 

OUR COMMUNITY

 

KINGSTON COMMUNITY CHRISTMAS CAROL-SING will take place this Sunday, 5 January 2020, from 2:00-3:30 p.m., at St. Mary’s Cathedral.  Refreshments will be provided, courtesy of the Knights of Columbus, Council #728.  Donations of canned goods will be accepted for St. Vincent de Paul Food Bank, and monetary donations benefit the restoration of the St. Mary’s Cathedral organ.  Tax receipts over $25.  Contact Jeffrey Moellman at musicmoell@gmail.com, or call 613-546-5521 x 7, for information.

 

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.

                       

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