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Pentecost Sunday

9 June 2019


“He who raised Jesus from the dead will give life to your own mortal bodies through his Spirit living in you.”




Pentecost Sunday, Whit Sunday, is traditionally known as the birthday of the Church, a very happy birthday to you all.


Todays Readings


First Reading: Acts 1:1-11


The Apostles are filled with the Holy Spirit.


Second Reading: Romans 8:8-17


Moved by the Spirit, we become children of God and heirs as well.  We can even be familiar with God, crying out, “Abba, Father!”


Gospel: John 14:15-16, 23-26


At the Last Supper Jesus promises the gift of the Advocate, the Holy Spirit, who will teach us everything.



Monday, 10 June

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

Tuesday, 11 June

9:00 a.m.  Nadal Family – The Family

Wednesday, 12 June

9:00 a.m.  Elsa de la Fuente – Romy & Lily Ramos

10:30 a.m.  Extendicare – David Abrams – Dominica Santone

Thursday, 13 June

 9:00 a.m.  Joseph Sammon – Shirley Kelliher

Friday,  14 June

10:30 a.m.  School Mass – Jean Adam-Hennessy – Dorothy Leeman

5:15  p.m.  Flavio Zegarra – Victoria Zegarra

Saturday, 15 June

5:15 p.m.  Teodorico de Matos & In-laws – Natalia & Family

Sunday, 16 June

9:00 a.m. Bill Murray – Mazzeo Family

11:00 a.m.   People of the Parish


NEXT WEEK 15-16 June 2019






Eucharistic Ministers





15 June

5:15 p.m.


Sr. L. Kearney

P. Scott

Deacon Wojcik


B. Greigson


F. Carter

A. Kelly

R. Lachance

D. Mazzolin



16 June

9:00 a.m.


J. Watts

P. Kingston

Deacon Wojcik


F. Lovie


M. Turkington

R. Audet

F. Cuvelier

D. Dennee



16 June

11:00 a.m.


M. Farrell

K. Burbank

Deacon Wojcik


M-A. Wojcik


P. Tetro

G. Velasco

F. Asuncion

J. Ferreira






15 June

5:15 p.m.



16 June

9:00 a.m.



16 June

11:00 a.m.





M. Drumm

S. Drumm


C. Udovc

M. Castro

R. Gumboc


M. Stabback

R. Canning

A. Krasna


Junior Liturgy





A, Baxby

J. Williams


K. Canning

A. Fraser


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.





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


  1. VINCENT DE PAUL Food Bags will be distributed this weekend, 8-9 June 2019, for return on the weekend of 15-16 June. Thank you for your support of those in need.


PRESENTATION OF SERVICE PINS Please join the Catholic Women’s League on Monday, 10 June 2019, at the 5:15 p.m. Mass. 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.


SCHOOL MASS The final School Mass of the year will be celebrated on Friday, 14 June 2019, at 10:30 a.m. in the church.  Students from the parish schools will be atten[ding and all family and friends are invited to celebrate with us.


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.


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


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.




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.


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!


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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