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The Ascension of the Lord

2 June 2019


“You are witnesses to this.”




Today we celebrate that our humanity has been raised up in glory in the person of our risen and ascended Lord.  Where he has gone, we hope to follow.  This is the legacy left by Jesus, the promise of eternal life.


Todays Readings


First Reading: Acts 1:1-11


Before leaving the disciples at his ascension, Jesus promises them power from on high when the Holy Spirit comes.


Second Reading: Ephesians 1:17-23


The power of God is at work in Christ to raise him from the dead and make him sit at the right hand of the Father in heaven.


Gospel: Luke 24:46-53


After the ascension of Jesus into heaven, the disciples return to Jerusalem, waiting to be clothed with power from on high to begin their mission to all the nations.



Monday, 3 June

5:15 p.m.    Luisa Praticante – The Family

Tuesday, 4 June

9:00 a.m.  Georgette Derry (14th Anniversary) – Gervais Roy

Wednesday, 5 June

9:00 a.m.  Antonio Vidovic – Neda Radic

10:30 a.m. Extendicare – Emilia Belcastro – Gary & Lynda Bissonette

Thursday, 6 June

 9:00 a.m. John Mekarski – Terry Mekarski

Friday,  7 June

10:00 a.m. Kingsdale Château – Maria & Jan Walicki – Helen Kulich

5:15  p.m.  June Sears – The Family

Saturday, 8 June

5:15 p.m. Edward Chartrand (20th Anniversary) – Madeleine Chartrand

Sunday, 9 June

9:00 a.m. Cuthbert Roy (27th Anniversary) – Gervais Roy

11:00 a.m.    People of the Parish

NEXT WEEK 8-9 June 2019






Eucharistic Ministers





8 June

5:15 p.m.


S. Eves

C. Jones


P. Rosales

J. Saunders


I. Stewart

F. Arruda

P. Scott

R. Webb



9 June

9:00 a.m.


W. Cunningham

M. Addai


G. Goncalves

N. Haunts


M. Turkington

R. Audet

F. Cuvelier

D. Dennee



9 June

11:00 a.m.


A. Doctolero

Sr. D. Fournier


M. Foley

R. Kwak


B. Krasna

D. Kurman

J. McLaren

M. Strong






8 June

5:15 p.m.



9 June

9:00 a.m.



9 June

11:00 a.m.





F. Cao

A. Lett


H. Watt

E. Foley

A. McCaugherty


O. Muise

K. Soriano

A. Hung


Junior Liturgy





A. Scott

K. Turkington


A. Lorbetskie

A. Doctolero


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





CATHOLIC WOMENS LEAGUE will hold an Executive Meeting on Monday, 3 June 2019, at 7:00 p.m., in the parish hall.

FIRST FRIDAY DEVOTION On Friday, 7 June 2019, adoration of the Blessed Sacrament will commence at 9:00 a.m. and continue until 5:00 p.m.  You are encouraged to spend an hour with the Lord.


BUILDING FUND  The monthly collection of the Building Fund will take place next weekend, 8-9 June 2019. Thank you for your continued support.


PRESENTATION OF SERVICE PINS Please join the Catholic Women’s League on Monday, 10 June 2019, at the 5:15 p.m. Mass, in the church.  This will be followed by the Presentation of Service Pins to our members who have reached milestones.  Join us afterwards for a Pot Luck Dinner in the parish hall at around 6:00-6:15 p.m.  This will be our last gathering until after the summer.  Bring your favourite dish and be part of the fun.


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


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.


CHOOSE LIFE…LIFE IS SACRED FROM CONCEPTION TO NATURAL DEATH License plate frames with this message are available at the church entrances.  This is a message we all need to hear and share with the wider community.


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.




VIDEO OF ARCHBISHOP MULHALLS INSTALLATION The Mass of Installation of our new Archbishop on Friday, May 3rd, was a joyful and historic event for the Archdiocese of Kingston.   YourTV has produced a video of the Installation, which can be viewed on YourTV VOD (free Video on Demand).  YourTV Video on Demand is available on channel 602 across Ontario for those with COGECO Digital Cable service.  The video can also be accessed on your computer on the YourTV Kingston Youtube page:


AN ENCOUNTER WITH JESUS St. Michael the Archangel Catholic Church, 296 Church Street, Belleville, presents singer/songwriter & Catholic Evangelist, Mark Mallett, on Wednesday, 5 June 2019, from 7:00-9:00 p.m.  Freewill offering.  First come/first serve seating.  For information, contact Karen at 613-806-0377 or


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, 11 June 2019, from 7:30-9:00 p.m., at Francis J. Spence Pastoral Centre, 390 Palace Road, Kingston.  For information, call 613-548-4461.  All faith denominations are 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!


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, go to, or contact Anne Caza at 613-989-5348.

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