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The Most Holy Trinity

16 June 2019


“The love of God has been poured into our hearts by the Holy Spirit.”




Today we celebrate the Most Holy Trinity – Father, Son and Holy Spirit; Creator, Redeemer and Sustainer.  We are taught about love, gratitude and hope.


Todays Readings


First Reading: Proverbs 8:22-31


The Wisdom of God was there at the beginning of creation and remains a guiding force in all creation and in human activity.


Second Reading: Romans 5:1-5


God’s love has been poured into our hearts through the Holy Spirit.


Gospel: John 16:12-15


In the final days of his ministry, Jesus teaches how the Holy Spirit will work in his disciples, guiding them in truth and love.




Monday, 17 June

5:15 p.m.    Giovanni Circelli – The Family

Tuesday, 18 June

9:00 a.m.  Onofre Linsangan – Lorna Castro

Wednesday, 19 June

9:00 a.m.  Vincent & Florine Rochefort – Pat, Larry, Ryan & Greg

10:30 a.m. Extendicare – Lorraine Cobey – Benjamin & Rosalie Pimental

Thursday, 20 June

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

Friday,  21 June

5:15  p.m.  Iria Casquilho – Nubelia Rosner & Family

Saturday, 22 June

5:15 p.m. Kathleen & Malcolm Johnstone – The Johnstone Family

Sunday, 23 June

9:00 a.m. Rachel Conway – Pat & Larry Rochefort

11:00 a.m.   People of the Parish


NEXT WEEK 22-23 June 2019






Eucharistic Ministers





22 June

5:15 p.m.


S. Ottenhof

C. Pitts

Deacon Wojcik


L. McKeown


I. Stewart

F. Asuncion

P. Scott

R. Webb



23 June

9:00 a.m.


A. MacKinnon

P. MCCue


T. Castro

N. McCue


T. Raine

M. Turkington

R. Audet

F. Cuvelier



23 June

11:00 a.m.


J-A. Koster

K. Burbank


L. Donoghue

T. Donoghue


L. Garrett

P. Greenwood

B. Krasna

D. Kurman






22 June

5:15 p.m.




9:00 a.m.



23 June

11:00 a.m.





F. Cao

A. Lett


B. Baker

A. Watt

R. Gumboc


T. Francis

A. Hung

M. Doctolero


Junior Liturgy





P. Bullock

E. Hayes


E. Okoduina

P. Krasna



Please remember in your prayers the following: Alex C.; Rosa Macedo; Chandra Gibson; Joe Saccon; James Parsons; Rob Hurst; Jane Meeks; Marie McNeill; Judy Dowling; Ossie Fisher; Millie Lane; Kathleen Forsyth; Trudy Potvin.; John Dowling; Desmond Dowling; Marcus Hacault.


We will leave the name of the individual who is ill on the prayer list for one month.  If at the end of the month prayers are still needed, we ask that a family member contact us to request prayers to be continued for another month.  Please contact Pam at the office at 613-547-5004.




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.




SCENTED PRODUCTS Some people suffer from severe allergic reactions to perfumes, colognes, and after-shave lotions; it would be appreciated if you could refrain from using these products while attending Mass.  Thank you.


  1. VINCENT DE PAUL Food Bags will be collected this weekend, 15-16 June. Thank you for your support of those in need.


EDUCATION OF SEMINARIANS A special Diocesan collection for the Education of Seminarians will be taken up on this weekend, 15-16 June 2019.  This collection will be forwarded to the Archdiocese no later than 15 July 2019.  Thank you.


BIRTHRIGHT Thank you to the parishioners who took home a baby bottle on Mothers’ Day weekend.  Please return all baby bottles this Fathers’ Day weekend, 15-16 June 2019.  Thank you for your support.


JUNIOR LITURGY The last day for Junior Liturgy before the summer break will be Sunday, 23 June 2018.  We are in need of volunteers for the 2018-2019 school year and invite anyone wishing to assist to call the parish office at 613-547-5004.  If any parents of children attending Junior Liturgy, or other parishioners, wish to help out, please let us know, so that we can continue this Sunday service.  You will be trained and will always have another volunteer with you.


COINS FOR LIFE On 29-30 June 2019, containers will be available for you to take home after all Masses.  Please fill the containers over the summer and return them on 21-22 September 2019.  Your spare change will help to fuel our efforts on behalf of life.  Please take a container if you would like to participate. Sponsored by Campaign Life Coalition – 613-389-4472 or 613-382-1084.


HOSPITALITY SUNDAY The next Hospitality Sunday will take place on Sunday, 30 June 2019, 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.


CHURCH BULLETIN ADVERTISING Liturgical Publications will soon be setting up the advertisements for our church bulletin.  The advertising will begin in July 2019 and supports the bulletin service.  Please support the bulletin and advertise your product or service.  Call Liturgical Publications at 1-800-268-2637.




SOLEMN MASS Everyone is warmly invited to a Solemn Mass to celebrate the Feast Day of St. Josemaria Escriva, founder of Opus Dei, on Wednesday, 19 June 2019, at 7:00 p.m., at St. Mary’s Cathedral, with light reception to follow.  Everyone is welcome.


HUGE YARD SALE on Saturday, 22 June 2019, 8:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m., St. John the Evangelist Church parking lot, 270 Stone Street South, Gananoque.  Come one, come all!


SEPARATED AND/OR DIVORCED Are you, or 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 one will take place on Tuesday, 25 June 2019, from 7:30-9:00 p.m., at Francis J. Spence Pastoral Centre, 390 Palace Road, Kingston.  The topic will be “Looking at Ourselves / Dealing with Stress.”  For information, call 613-548-4461.  All faith denominations are welcome.


CURSILLO WEEKEND FOR WOMEN Pope Francis encourages us to encounter Jesus.  Held at the Providence Spirituality Centre, Kingston, the Cursillo Weekend on 11-14 July 2019 offers a short and profound opportunity to encounter Jesus.  Contact Diane Foley at 613-546-6224, or, or Fr. Shawn Hughes at 613-546-5221 X 4, or for information.


145TH ANNUAL PILGRIMAGE to the Shrines of Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupré and Cap-de-la-Madeleine on10-11 August 2019.  Our weekend Celebrant is Archbishop Terrence Prendergast, Archdiocese of Ottawa.  For information or reservations, call Mike Budge at 613-224-8110.  Space is limited; therefore, it is recommended you reserve early.


WOMENS FALL RETREAT  Women of any age are invited to join us at our 10th annual Catholic Women’s Fall Retreat at Glen House Resort, Gananoque, on 20-22 September 2019.  The theme is, “Taste and See the Goodness of the Lord!” with speaker Dr. Anne Jamieson.  Break-out sessions, musical entertainment, delicious meals, accommodations and access to resort activities.  For information, or to register, call 613-989-5348, or go to, or contact Anne Caza.

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