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The Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ (Corpus Christi)

3 June 2018


Make the preparations for us there.




Christ Jesus is the greatest gift of God to humanity.  Yet every gift is measured, not just by its value, but by our ability to receive that gift.  In the Eucharist, we are given a way to receive Christ.


Todays Readings


First Reading: Exodus 24:3-8


Worship is a matter of obedience, because only God can reveal God.


Second Reading: Hebrews 9:11-15


Christ’s death, which was the end, becomes the way to eternal life.


Gospel: Mark 14:12-16, 22-26


Old wine for new wine.  Old lives for new lives.  That is the kingdom.




Monday, 4 June

5:15 p.m.    Joe Melo & Parents – Cecilia Melo

Tuesday, 5 June

9:00 a.m.  Florencio Estrada – Lorna Asuncion

Wednesday, 6 June

9:00 a.m.  Intentions of Harvey & Shirley Eves – Stephen Eves

10:30 a.m.   Extendicare – Vince Joyce – Patricia Dwyer (moved from 9 May 2018)

Thursday, 7 June

9:00 a.m. Casquilho & Vincente Families – Iria Casquilho

Friday,  8 June

5:15  p.m.    Gino Bidinost – The Family

Saturday, 9 June

5:15 p.m. John MacLean (7th Anniversary) – Paulette MacLean

Sunday, 10 June

9:00 a.m. Raffaele Murano – Angelina & Angelo                                  Gencarelli

11:00 a.m.   People of the Parish


NEXT WEEK – 9-10 June 2018






Eucharistic Ministers





9 June

5:15  p.m.



H. Pasko

E. Bennett

Deacon Wojcik


M-A. Wojcik


P. Greenwood

P. Scott

A. Kelly

R. Lachance



10 June

9:00 a.m.


J. Watts

P. McCue

Deacon Wojcik


N. McCue


S. Eves

T. McCue

D. Neddow

T. Raine



10 June

11:00 a.m.


S. Broekhoven

N. Balla

Deacon Wojcik


C. Kavanaugh


J. McLaren

M. Strong

P. Tetro

D. Kurman






9 June

5:15 p.m.



10 June

9:00 a.m.



10 June

11:00 a.m.





E. Drumm

M. Drumm

S. Drumm

N. Cordeiro


B. Evaristo

R. Gumboc

C. Udovc


M. Roque

C. Davison

K. Soriano








K. Turkington

T. Nguyen


M. Farrell

P. Krasna

A. Lorbetskie



Please remember in your prayers the following:  Helen Taillon; Yvonne Vickers; Kathy Veley; Tony Deodato; Ciara Ryckman; Jean Wells; Evangeline Talens; Jim McCarthy; Keith Froats; Pauline Medora; Ron Teppett; Marcus Hacault; Sheila Alarie; Millie Lane; Marie McNeil; Lauren Redwood; Judy Dowling; Harriet Hill; Jessica Gaulin; Luigi Nuvoloni; James Parsons; Robert Shaw; Shirley Adams; Taylor Emond; Steve Bruce; Theresa Nhidir.




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 The Executive Meeting will take place on Monday, 4 June 2018, at 7:00 p.m., in the parish hall.  On Monday, 11 June 2018, we invite all members to join us at the 5:15 p.m. Mass.  Following the Mass, there will be a Presentation of Pins to new members, and those celebrating milestones.  Our Potluck Dinner will follow in the parish hall around 6:00 p.m.


SOCIAL & ECOLOGICAL JUSTICE COMMITTEE St. Joseph’s Social & Ecological Justice Committee will meet on Wednesday, 6 June 2018, at 7:00 p.m., in the sacristy.  All are welcome and encouraged to attend.


SPIRITUAL INQUIRY The next session of the Spiritual Inquiry will be held on Wednesday, 6 June 2018, from 7:00-8:30 p.m., in the parish hall.  As in the past, it is an excellent opportunity to discuss our Catholic Faith, religious practices and spiritual belief.  With no prescribed agenda, topics have been quite varied and thought-provoking in past sessions.  In a relaxed, accepting environment, participants have the opportunity to express their thoughts, raise questions or simply listen to the responses of others in attendance.  Coffee/tea will be offered.


BUILDING FUND  The monthly collection of the Building Fund will take place next weekend, 9-10 June 2018.  Your support continues to make a difference, especially this year as we proceed to put a new roof on the church.  Thank you.


HOSPITALITY SUNDAY The next Hospitality Sunday will take place on Sunday, 24 June 2018, 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 in the parish hall for fellowship and refreshments.




VOLUNTEERS NEEDED!  Totus Tuus Catholic Summer Camp is looking for volunteers.  We are looking for high school teens and adults of all ages to assist with supervision, and to have fun with campers during lunch break.  Hours for volunteers will be 8:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m., the weeks of 9-13 and 16-20 July.  We are also looking for volunteers to help by donating meals for the young adult missionaries.  There is also still room for campers to register.  Please contact Nadia at 613-484-2446 or at to volunteer or to register.


SEPARATED AND/OR DIVORCED Are you, or is 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 meeting will take place on Tuesday, 5 June 2018, at the Francis J. Spence Pastoral Centre, 390 Palace Road.


SACRED HEART OF MARY CENTENNIAL – WOLFE ISLAND Sacred Heart of Mary Church on Wolfe Island was consecrated on 11 June 1918.  On Sunday, 10 June 2018, the parish will celebrate the centennial at Mass at 9:30 a.m., with a potluck social to follow.  All former parishioners and friends of the parish are invited, especially those who have not seen the church since it was completely re-painted with a magnificent new design last year.  Those who are able to share photos from history of the church are encouraged to bring them.


STEUBENVILLE TORONTO Calling all teens in Grades 8‑12! Join over 1500 youth from across Ontario in attending an amazing high school youth conference, on 13-15 July 2018, at UOIT Campus in Oshawa.  For information, contact Nadia Gundert at


CURSILLO WEEKEND FOR WOMEN Pope Francis encourages us to encounter Jesus.  The Cursillo Weekend for Women offers a short and profound opportunity to encounter Jesus.  The Archdiocese of Kingston has completed a milestone with the Men’s Cursillo Weekend held 8-11 March.  We are now blessed with an opportunity to have a Women’s Cursillo Weekend, scheduled for 9-12 August, at Providence Spirituality Centre, Kingston.  For information, please contact Diane Foley at, or at 613-546-6224, or Lionel Ryan at or at 613-634-9588.


WOMENS FALL RETREAT will take place 21-23 September  2018, at the Glen House Resort, Gananoque.  There is limited room availability; so register early.  For more information, contact Annette Larmour at 613‑258‑7885 or visit


WORKSHOP REDISCOVERING THE ART OF DYING with presenter Sister Nuala Kenny.  Doctor Nuala Kenny is a physician, ethicist, and former Nova Scotia Deputy Minister of Health.  She is an expert in palliative and end-of-life care.  The workshop will take place on Saturday, 13 October 2018, from 10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m., at Our Lady of Lourdes Church, 490 Days Road.  Registration is $10.00 (lunch included).  More details will follow; please save the date.

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