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Second Sunday of Lent
12 March 2017

“This is my Son, the Beloved; he enjoys my favour.”

Introduction

Jesus is truly God and truly human. The Father reveals his identity in front of the disciples and, in turn, shows us who we are as beloved members of Christ’s body.

Today’s Readings

First Reading: Genesis 12:1-4

Abraham is called to step out in faith with the promise of manifold blessings.

Second Reading: 2 Timothy 1:8-10

God has called us from beyond all time, and we are encouraged to lean on God’s power in our journey of discipleship.

Gospel: Matthew 17:1-9

Peter, James and John witness the transfiguration of Jesus and hear the Father’s voice confirming his delight in him.

MASSES FOR THE WEEK

Monday, 13 March
9:00 a.m. Deceased Members of the Murphy Family – Claire Kelly
5:15 p.m. Rosalyn Koen – Dale & Mary Lynn Hall
Tuesday, 14 March
9:00 a.m. Peter Music – Elena Music & Family
5:15 p.m. Betty Van Heddegem – Blanche McCann
Wednesday, 15 March
9:00 a.m. Elizabeth McLaren – Estelle Walsh & Family
10:30 a.m. Extendicare – Jerome McHenry – John & Carol Dwyer (moved from 18 January 2017)
5:15 p.m. Frank Murphy – St. Joseph’s Choir
Thursday, 16 March
9:00 a.m. Souls in Purgatory – Pattendens
5:15 p.m. Janet Couture – Martie & Frank Cervenko
Friday, 17 March
9:00 a.m. Charles Jefferies – Gerry & Annetta Pattenden
5:15 p.m. Giovanni Circelli – The Family
Saturday, 18 March
9:00 a.m. Jerome McHenry – Frank & Martie Cervenko
5:15 p.m. Catherine Joyce (24th Anniversary) – Carol Kavanaugh
Sunday, 19 March
9:00 a.m. Rosemarie McUen – Carol & Carroll McKeown
11:00 a.m. People of the Parish
NEXT WEEK – 11-12 March 2017

Date
Lectors
Eucharistic Ministers
Ushers

Saturday
18 March
5:15 p.m.
E. Bennett
C. Jones
E. Denham
P. Scott
D. Mazzolin
I. Stewart
L. Garrett
S. Peck

Sunday
19 March
9:00 a.m.
D. Balemba
P. McCue
S. Balemba
N. McCue
S. Eves
T. McCue
D. Kurman
D. Neddow

Sunday
19 March
11:00 a.m.
S. Broekhoven
T. Phelan
L. Carfa
S. Fragoso
B. Krasna
J. McLaren
J. Scott
M. Strong

Date
Saturday
18 March
5:15 p.m.
Sunday
19 March
9:00 a.m.
Sunday
19 March
11:00 a.m.
Altar Servers
E. Drumm
M. Drumm
A. Cantarutti
C. Cantarutti
T. Francis
B. Evaristo
M. Sutton
K. Rances
K. Rances
K. Rances
M. Roque

Junior Liturgy
*******
March Break
No Junior Liturgy
March Break
No Junior Liturgy

PRAYERS FOR THOSE WHO ARE ILL
Please remember in your prayers the following: Willie Wylemans; Taylor Emond; Taryn Emond; Hermina Lawlor; Marcus Hacault; Katherine Yager; Sue Hunter; Joan Wray; Helen Taillon; Yvonne Vickers; Margaret Pilcher; Kathy Veley; Tony Deodato; Ciara Ryckman; Jean Wells; Cathy Campbell; Josh Witjes; Marie McNeil; June Emmons; Pauline Ducharme; Mario Lebrun; Yvon Drouin

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.

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

ST. JOSEPH’S VISITOR PROGRAMME A number of parishioners of St. Joseph’s may find it increasingly difficult to get out much, particularly in these winter months. Even getting to church may be a challenge, and yet you would like to keep contact with your parish. You may be living in your own home, a seniors’ residence or a nursing home.

If you, or someone whom you know, would appreciate having someone visit on behalf of the parish, please phone the parish office at 613-547-5004, and make arrangements for a visit. We look forward to hearing from you.

STATIONS OF THE CROSS During the weeks of Lent, the Stations of the Cross will be said on Friday evenings, following the 5:15 p.m. Mass. All are warmly welcomed to this beautiful prayer of the Church.

PARTNERS IN MISSION FOOD BANK Food Bags will be distributed this weekend, 11-12 March 2017, for return on the weekend of 18-19 March. Thank you for your continued support.

CATHOLIC WOMEN’S LEAGUE GENERAL MEETING is on Monday, 13 March 2017, at 7:00 p.m., in the parish hall. Our speaker will be Carolyn Quinn, from Ten Thousand Villages. All ladies 16 and up are welcome to join us and learn how we can help third-world countries just by shopping!

MUSICAL AFTERNOON On Thursday, 16 March 2017, from 1:00-3:00 p.m., the Social Committee of the St. Joseph’s Pastoral Council will provide an afternoon of musical entertainment, featuring Chris Murphy, Jon McLurg and Brian Flynn (of Turpin’s Trail), for those who are Irish and for those who “wish they were.” Please join us in the church for an opportunity to enjoy local musicians. Light refreshments will be served in the parish hall. Come and bring a friend or two! A free-will monetary offering would be appreciated.

LENTEN PENANCE CELEBRATION The Lenten Penance Celebration for St. Joseph’s will be held on Sunday, 19 March 2017, at 2:00 p.m. Following a brief liturgy, all will have the opportunity to receive the Sacrament of Reconciliation. A number of visiting clergy will be present for this celebration, and all in the parish, and indeed from outside the parish, are most welcome to attend. “With absolution, we are reconciled to God and the Church.”

HOSPITALITY SUNDAY will take place on Sunday, 26 March 2017, after the 9:00 and 11:00 a.m. Masses. If you are willing to bring squares, cookies or loaves for this event, please sign up on the sheets provided at the church entrances.

6th ANNUAL PRESENTATION OF THE STATIONS OF THE CROSS will take place on Sunday, 9 April 2017, at 7:00 p.m., in the church. All parishioners are invited to pray the Stations of the Cross with a NEW FORMAT dramatic presentation by St. Joseph’s Youth Group. Refreshments will follow in the hall. For information, please contact Alison Bogle at 613 536 5771, or Angela Lorbetski at 613 547 8116.

DEVELOPMENT & PEACE – Caritas Canada (D&P) – Share Lent 2017 For this year’s Share Lent campaign, we will introduce you to women who are working to build the world of tomorrow – Women at the heart of change. This week we meet Marta and Silva, from Paraguay, who are members of an Indigenous women’s farming association supported by D&P. The women advocate for a society based on social justice, while promoting food sovereignty and organic farming.

OUR COMMUNITY

JOIN THE CALL FOR CONSCIENCE until 31 March The Ontario Government has introduced Bill 84, Medical Assistance in Dying (MAID) Statute Law Amendment Act, which, at present, does not provide conscience protection for doctors and health care providers who conscientiously object to taking part in Medical Assisted Dying. A “Call for Conscience” campaign has been initiated to encourage Ontario residents to write to their local MPP asking them to protect conscience rights – in particular, to support an amendment to Bill 84 that would provide conscience protection for doctors and health care providers and create a care coordination service which protects both patients and health care workers. For information, check out the website www.canadiansforconscience.ca.

SEPARATED AND/OR DIVORCED Are you, or someone you know, experiencing the trauma of a Separation and/or Divorce? Where do you turn for help? 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,14 March 2017, at the Francis J. Spence Pastoral Centre, 390 Palace Road, and the topic will be, “Healing Through Laughter.”

ST. PATRICK’S DAY LUNCHEON will be held on Friday, 17 March 2017, at St. John the Apostle Church, 88 Patrick Street, from 11:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m., in the parish hall (use side door on Quebec Street). Cost is $5.00 per person, for soup, sandwiches, dessert, coffee & tea. All welcome. Hosted by St. John the Apostle CWL.

HEALING MASS will be held on Friday, 17 March 2017, at 11:00 a.m., at St. Francis de Sales Church, 19 Elmsley Street N., Smiths Falls. There will be an opportunity to receive the Sacrament of the Sick.

KINGSTON MEN’S MINISTRY Enjoy a hearty breakfast. Grow in your faith with other men. Pray for your wife and children. Become the man God created you to be. The first session will take place on Saturday, 18 March 2017, from 7:00-9:00 p.m., at St. Mary’s Parish Centre, 260 Brock Street. For information, contact Scott Sanderson at 613-546-5521 ext 6; or at scottsanderson2@gmail.com.

CURSILLISTAS You are invited to an ULTREYA on Sunday, 19 March 2017, at St. John the Apostle Church Hall, 88 Patrick Street, Kingston, at 2:00 p.m., and will consist of a witness talk, response, small groups, music, prayer and refreshments. All Cursillistas are invited to come out to renew old friendships and meet fellow Cursillistas. For information, contact Mike and Diane Foley at 613-546-6224, mfoley8@cogeco.ca.

ST. PATRICK’S DAY DANCE will take place on Friday, 24 March 2017, from 7:00-11:00 p.m., at Hanley Hall, 30 McGill Street N, Smiths Falls. Hosted by St. Francis de Sales parish, the dance will feature music by the band, Turpin’s Trail, formerly Crooked Wood. Reserve you tickets by calling Karen at 613-283-0676. Come and enjoy a great evening of entertainment, dancing & fellowship. A light luncheon will be served. This is an LCBO licensed event.