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Fifth Sunday of Lent

13 March 2016

 

They went away, one by one, beginning with the eldest .

 

Introduction

 

As we gather today, we come with many things on our minds and in our hearts: the concerns and distractions of our daily lives, and the older hurts and joys that we carry with us always. Today we are invited to make a fresh start, and begin a journey with the Lord into an unknown but blessed future with him.

 

Todays Readings

 

First Reading: Isaiah 43:16-21

 

God is doing a new deed. The prophet Isaiah calls on us to look again, with fresh eyes, to see what graces the Lord has ready for us if we will put our trust in him.

 

Second Reading: Philippians 3:8-14

 

The apostle Paul, in prison, yet filled with the freedom and joy of the Holy Spirit, exhorts us by his own example: forget what is past, and keep running the race into the new life of the resurrection.

 

Gospel: John 8:1-11

 

The woman Jesus meets is guilty and condemned, trapped by her sin. In his forgiveness and compassion, she is freed from her past, and her accusers are shamed by their own past sins.

 

MASSES FOR THE WEEK

Monday, 14 March

9:00 a.m. Una Hammond – Bill & Clare Wornes

5:15 p.m. Romeo Feola – Pat & Lois McKeown

Tuesday, 15 March

9:00 a.m. Deceased Members of the Carter Family – Frank & Lorraine Carter

5:15 p.m. Frank Murphy – Wilma Kearns

Wednesday, 16 March

9:00 a.m.        Crisanto Manicat – Ester Masucol

10:30 a.m.        Extendicare – Elizabeth Coughlan – The Doyle Family

5:15 p.m. June Sears – The Family

Thursday, 17 March

9:00 a.m. Giovanni Circelli – The Family

5:15 p.m.         Special Intentions – Anne Pickett

Friday,  18 March

9:00 a.m. James, Mary & Anna McCambridge – Estelle Walsh

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

Saturday, 19 March

9:00 a.m.         Flora Mundacruz – Amado & Marietta Marcial

5:15 p.m.         Jeffrey Conley – Carole Conley

Sunday, 20 March

9:00 a.m.  Deceased Members of the Busani Family – Nuvoloni                                                          Family

11:00 a.m.        People of the Parish

NEXT WEEK – 19-20 March 2016

 

Masses

 

Sat.

19 Mar.

5:15 p.m.

 

Sun.

20 Mar.

9:00 a.m.

 

Sun.

20 Mar.

11:00 a.m.

 

Lectors

 

R-G. Pattenden

R-A. Pattenden

N-C. Jones

PF-Deacon Wojcik

 

R-D. Tudin

R-M. Tudin

N-C. Purcell

PF-Deacon Wojcik

 

R-B. McIver

R-C. Kavanaugh

N-J. Fraser

PF-Deacon Wojcik

 

Eucharistic

Ministers

 

E. Denham

M-A. Wojcik

 

J. Gerretsen

A. Gerretsen

 

L. Donoghue

T. Donoghue

 

Ushers

 

P. Greenwood

A. Wilson

R. Lachance

A. Kelly

 

D. Dennee

R. Audet

 

L. Garrett

I. Stewart

B. Krasna

J. McLaren

 

Altar

Servers

 

S. Sedore

O. Gowsell

I. Simoes

 

C. Watts

R. Watts

I. Watts

M. Sutton

 

D. Fernandes

T. Fernandes

C. Lee

 

Junior

Liturgy

 

*****

 

March Break – no

Jr.Liturgy

 

March Break –

no Jr. Liturgy

 

PRAYERS FOR THOSE WHO ARE ILL

 

Please remember in your prayers the following: Kerry Kozak; Terry Kot; Gerald Levesque; Hermina Lawlor; Donald Jackson; Carolyn Curry; Tony Deodato; Jean Wells; Ciara Ryckman; Eileen Garrah; June Emmons Church; Joe Verner; John Light; David Tessier; Maureen McCarthy; Edward Courneya; Charles Virgin; Helene Taillon; Irene Smith; Giordana White; Kelly Leclair; Rick Scott; Helen O’Brien; Audrey Lacey; Jane McGrath; Teresa Tenuta; Antoinetta Tenuta; Henk Ligtenberg; Kevin Emond; Taylor Emond.

 

 

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.

 

WEEK AT A GLANCE

 

Sat./Sun.,

12-13 Mar.

 

*After all Masses – Catholic Women’s League Bake Sale

 

Mon., 14 Mar.

 

*6:30 p.m. – CWL General Meeting

 

Tues., 15 Mar.

 

*9:30 a.m. – Legion of Mary

 

Wed., 16 Mar.

 

*12:30 p.m. – Afternoon Cards

*7:00 p.m. – Choir

 

Thurs., 17 Mar.

 

*7:00 p.m. RCIA

 

Sun., 20 Mar.

 

*1:00-4:00 p.m. – Youth Group

 

 

OUR PARISH

 

STATIONS OF THE CROSS will be said on Friday, 18 March 2016, following the 5:15 p.m. Mass. All are warmly welcomed to this beautiful prayer of the Church.

 

YOUTH GROUP PRACTICES The Youth Group will be practising for the annual presentation of the Stations of the Cross on Sunday, 20 March 2016, from 1:00-4:00 p.m.

 

5th ANNUAL PRESENTATION OF THE STATIONS OF THE CROSS will take place on Monday, 21 March 2016, at 7:00 p.m., in the church. All parishioners are invited to pray the Stations with us by participating in a dramatic presentation, followed by refreshments in the hall. For information, please contact Alison Bogle at 613-536-5771, or Angela Lorbetski at 613-547-8116.

 

SHARE LENT PILGRIMAGE – SOLIDARITY SUNDAY! Today is Solidarity Sunday. Thank you for your generosity. Every gift goes far to help our sisters and brothers around the world – from Haiti to Paraguay to Bethlehem and beyond! We end our Share Lent pilgrimage with the words of our Holy Father Pope Francis in this Jubilee Year of Mercy: “Mercy is the force that reawakens us to new life and instills in us the courage to look to the future with hope.” Thank you for helping to create a hopeful future for so many of our brothers and sisters.

 

PARTNERS IN MISSION FOOD BANK Food Bags will be distributed this weekend, 12-13 March 2016, for return on the weekend of 19-20 March. Thank you for your continued support.

 

NEWS FROM THE CATHOLIC WOMENS LEAGUE   The General Meeting is on Monday, 14 March, BUT at 6:30 p.m. due to the length of our speaker’s topic: Fall Prevention Starts with You.” Our speakers, Marilyn Wilson & Margaret Coglin, are from KFL&A Health Unit. All female parishioners 16+ years are welcome to join and get some good tips.

 

Join us in the Parish Hall after Mass to take a look around the SPRING BAKE SALE for sweet and savoury goodies to take home or eat on-the-spot! Help us help others…

 

OUR COMMUNITY

 

DIVINE MERCY IN THE GOSPELS – LENTEN MISSION Archbishop O’Brien invites you to attend the Archdiocese’s Lenten Mission at St. Mary’s Cathedral, to be held 14-17 March 2016. Fr. Ben Cameron, cpm, of the Fathers of Mercy in Auburn, Kentucky, will give talks on “Divine Mercy in the Gospels.” Each evening, the Blessed Sacrament will be exposed at 6:00 p.m., and confessions will be heard before and after the Mission talk at 7:00 p.m. The theme for each evening is as follows: Monday – Ask for Mercy: The Prodigal Son; Tuesday – Be Merciful: The Good Samaritan; Wednesday – Confidence in Mercy: The Sinful Woman; Thursday – The Cross: Wellspring of Infinite Divine Mercy. Please join us as we reflect on the depths of Our Father’s merciful love for us.

 

KINGSTON MEDITATES FOR PEACE takes place from now until 13 April on Wednesdays, 6:30-7:30 p.m., at Providence Motherhouse, 1200 Princess Street, Front Entrance. Learn tools and techniques to improve mood and reduce stress, using a range of meditation techniques each week. Meditations will be 20-30 minutes, with discussion and light refreshments afterwards. Donations accepted.

 

  1. PATRICK’S DAY LUNCHEON will be held at St. John’s Catholic Church, 88 Patrick Street, Kingston, on 17 March 2016, from 11:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. Cost is $5.00 for soup, sandwich, dessert, tea and coffee.

 

THE CHRISM MASS IN THE EXTRAORDINARY JUBILEE YEAR OF MERCY In this Year of Mercy, Archbishop O’Brien and the clergy of the Archdiocese will celebrate the Chrism Mass at St. Mary’s Cathedral, on Tuesday, 22 March 2016, at 7:30 p.m. This Mass is a manifestation of the communion of the clergy with their Archbishop; and, at this celebration, all priests and deacons will renew their ordination promises. Everyone is called to pray for our clergy that they may remain faithful ministers of Christ. In addition, at this Mass, the oils used for the Sacramental life of the Church will be blessed by Archbishop O’Brien and distributed to each parish and institution in our Archdiocese. A reception will follow at École Cathédrale. All are invited to participate in this special celebration.

 

  1. PATRICK’S ANNUAL PILGRIMAGE to Our Lady of the Cape Shrine, Cap-de-la-Madeleine, Quebec (including St. Joseph’s Oratory, Montreal and the Holy Door Notre Dame de Québec-Cathedral, Québec City, 6-8 June 2016. Payment mush be received by 1 April to reserve a spot. Call 613-354-7643 for details.

 

PARENTING CONFERENCE Empowered to Connect is a bible and research based conference designed to help caregivers parent children from ‘hard places.’ Great for all parents, it has a special focus on parenting adopted or foster children. Held at St. Mary’s Parish Centre, 260 Brock Street, on 8-9 April 2016, from 10:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m. Register with Caitlin at etckingston@outlook.com or 613-766-1246, by 30 March.

 

25TH ANNIVERSARY Mother Teresa Catholic School will be celebrating their 25th Anniversary on Saturday, 16 April 2016. Events planned include a Family Fun Run at 10:00 a.m. at the school, Mass at 2:30 p.m. at St. Paul the Apostle Church, and an Open House at the school beginning at 3:30 p.m. Please spread the word, as we look forward to seeing past staff, graduates and parents.

 

NEXT GENERATION LEAHY Doug Leahy, his wife and six children will perform at the Neeje Fundraising Dinner on Saturday, 16 April 2016, at Rideau Acres, from 6:00-10:00 p.m., their first ever performance in Kingston. Step dancing, fiddling, singing. Tickets are $50.00, and are available 1 March 2016, at www.neeje.ca.

 

SPRING BENEFIT CONCERT, SPENCERVILLE St. Laurence O’Toole Parish, on Saturday, 23 April 2016, at 7:00 p.m., at Spencerville United Church. Call 613-658-5292 for information.

 

  1. THOMAS MORE THRIFT SALE We are looking for vendors for the 1st Annual St. Thomas More Thrift Sale! The sale will be held at St. Thomas More Catholic School on Saturday, 23 April 2016, from 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. Become a vendor to sell your kids’ used items. Simply label your items, drop them off the night before the sale, and we will do the rest! The cost to become a vendor is $30.00, and you will receive $100% of your sales. You can also donate gently used items to be sold by STM, and proceeds will go to parent council and the school. Contact Jen, at marqjenn@alcdsb.on.ca.

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