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Second Sunday of Lent

17 March 2019


“This is my Son, the Chosen One.  Listen to him.”




Jesus is transfigured on Mount Tabor, an earnest of future glory.  A voice from heaven tells the disciples that Jesus is the Father’s Chosen One.


Todays Readings


First Reading: Genesis 15:5-12, 17-18


God enters into a covenant with Abraham, the man of faith.


Second Reading: Philippians 3:17-4:1


Christ will transfigure our bodies into copies of his glorious body.


Gospel: Luke 9:28-36


Jesus is transfigured, and the disciples hear a voice from heaven.




Monday, 18 March

9:00 a.m.  George Wojcik (1st Anniversary) – Marguerite & Angus Grant

5:15 p.m.    Giovanni Circelli – The Family

Tuesday, 19 March

9:00 a.m.  Judith Garrah – Ian & Kay Stewart

5:15 p.m.  June Sears – The Family

Wednesday, 20 March

9:00 a.m.  Betty McLaren – Estelle Walsh

10:30 a.m.   Extendicare – Luigi Quilici – John & Jessica Benevides

5:15 p.m.  Paul Watson – Rose McCluskey-Watson & Jeanette Floyd

Thursday, 21 March

9:00 a.m. Sandra & Antonio Del Prete – Gennaro & Alberto                      & Family

5:15 p.m. James Kelly – Sheila Alarie

Friday,  22 March

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

5:15  p.m.  Iria Casquilho – The Family

Saturday, 23 March

9:00 a.m. James Kelly – Shirley Kelliher

5:15 p.m. Annunziata Evangelista – The Family

Sunday, 24 March

9:00 a.m.  Timothy Jackson – Susan & Roger Audet

11:00 a.m.     People of the Parish

NEXT WEEK 23-24 March 2019






Eucharistic Ministers





23 Mar.

5:15 p.m.


B. Greigson

Sr. L. Kearney

Deacon Wojcik


J. Bennett


I. Stewart

F. Arruda

P. Scott

R. Webb



24 Mar.

9:00 a.m.


F. Walker

J. Watts

Deacon Wojcik


G. Goncalves


M. Turkington

R. Audet

F. Cuvelier

D. Dennee



24 Mar.

11:00 a.m.


K. Burbank

N. Balla

Deacon Wojcik


R. Kwak


P. Tetro

G. Velasco

F. Asuncion

J. Ferreira






23 Mar.

5:15 p.m.



24 Mar.

9:00 a.m.



24 Mar.

11:00 a.m.





S. Drumm

A. Lett


R. Gumboc

A. Watt

E. Foley


C. Davison

M. Taylor

A. Krasna


Junior Liturgy





A. Scott

K. Turkington


E. Okoduina

P. Krasna



Please remember in your prayers the following: Alex C.; Matthew Hennessey; Rosa Macedo; Marie MacNeill; Judy Dowling; Ossie Fisher; Millie Lane; Chandra Gibson; Joe Saccon; Brian Coffey; James Parsons; Trudy Potvin; Marcus Hacault; Rob Hurst.


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, especially Jose Quintana, Patrick Garrett.


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.




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 invited to this beautiful prayer of the Church.


PARTNERS IN MISSION FOOD BANK Food Bags will be collected this weekend, 16-17 March 2019.  Thank you for your continued support.


  1. JOSEPH YOUTH GROUP will gather on Friday, 22 March 2019, from 6:30-8:30 p.m., in the parish hall. Our meeting will include discussion of the Stations of the Cross, and decisions will be made regarding roles and responsibilities for our 8th Annual Lenten presentation. On Saturday, 23 March 2019, we will gather again from 1:00-4:00 p.m., to practice the presentation.  Pizza will be provided.  Students wishing to participate in the Lenten presentation are strongly encouraged to attend both times.  All students are welcome.  For information, contact Angela at 613-547-8116, or Alison at


SPIRITUAL INQUIRY The next gathering will be held on Thursday, 28 March 2019, from 7:00-8:30 p.m.  The topic will be “The Freedom of Forgiveness.”  Although a core belief of our Catholic faith and promised by God to His people, extending forgiveness to others can be emotionally challenging, yet so spiritually rewarding.


LENTEN PENANCE CELEBRATION The Lenten Penance Celebration for St. Joseph’s will be held on Sunday, 31 March 2019, 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 The next Hospitality Sunday will take place on Sunday, 31 March 2019, after the 9:00 & 11:00 a.m. Masses.  Our gracious host will be St. Paul Catholic School. Please join us for fellowship and refreshments.


SOCIAL & ECOLOGICAL JUSTICE MEETING will take place on Wednesday, 3 April 2019, at 7:00 p.m., in the sacristy.




SUNG SOLEMN VESPERS will be held for the Solemnity of St. Joseph at St. Mary’s Cathedral, on Tuesday, 19 March 2019, at 7:00 p.m.  The Cathedral Choir will lead with chanted Psalms and choral works by Gibbons and Mercier.  All are invited.  For information, contact Jeffrey Moellman, Director of Music, 613-546-5521 x 7.


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


REGIOPOLIS-NOTRE DAME CATHOLIC HIGH SCHOOL will distribute report cards on Monday, 18 March 2019.  Parent-Teacher interviews will take place on Thursday, 28 March, and may be booked on-line on the RND website, beginning 20 March at 8:00 a.m.


HOLY CROSS CATHOLIC SECONDARY SCHOOL will distribute report cards on Wednesday, 20 March 2019.  Parent-Teacher interviews will take place on Wednesday, 27 March, from 3:30-5:30 p.m. and 6:30-8:30 p.m.  Visit HCToday website for instructions on booking interviews.


PARISH MISSION will be held on 25, 26 & 27 March, at 7:00 p.m., at St. John the Apostle Parish.  Through prayer, reflection and community, we will allow the Holy Spirit to immerse us in the Mystery of our Ever-Present God.  Preacher will be Friar Dennis Mason, OFM Conv.  Please join us.


NEW FAITH ON FIRE PRAYER GROUP You are warmly welcome to join upcoming events of Praise, Worship, Prayer, and Fellowship, on Tuesdays, 26 March, 2 & 9 April, from 7:30-9:00 p.m. (Following Adoration 6:00-7:30 p.m.), at St. Paul the Apostle Church.  On Thursday, 4 April, 7:00-9:00 p.m., Tom Edwards, International Lay Evangelist, will share his teaching ministry to proclaim the promise and power of the Holy Spirit, at St. Paul the Apostle Parish Centre. Free-will offering will be accepted.


LENTEN FISH FRY hosted by Read, Marysville & Deseronto Knights of Columbus, will take place on Friday, 5 April 2019, 4:30-6:30 p.m., at Holy Name of Mary Parish Centre, 7288 Old Hwy#2, Marysville.  Adults: $15.00; Children Under 12: $7.00; Under 6: Free.  Family Price: $45.00.  All funds raised go towards charitable needs.


EUCHRE Come join us for Euchre at St. Patrick’s Parish Centre, 179 West Street, Napanee, on Saturdays, 6 April, 4 May and 1 June, starting at 7:00 p.m.  Cost is $5.00 per person; this includes ten games, prizes and light snacks.  Call 613-539-9489 for inquiries.


ARE YOU IN YOUR 20s OR 30s? The Salve Regina society is a Catholic fellowship group for young adults in Kingston, centered on faith, fun and fellowship.  The next event, “Living the Faith Amidst Pop Culture,” will be held on 11 April 2019, at 7:30 p.m., at The Keg (King Street)For information contact


PURSUIT OF GLORY CATHOLIC MENS CONFERENCE Put on the Armor of Christ.  This conference will be held on Saturday, 27 April 2019, from 9:00 a.m.-3:30 p.m., at the Donald Gordon Conference Centre, Queen’s University.  International Catholic speaker, Greg Wasinski, will join us from Illinois.  There will be Holy Mass, three conferences, a gourmet lunch and snacks.  Cost is $55.00.  Registration is limited.  Please call Kyle Grace at 613-544-9227, or contact Fr. Shawn Hughes at, or online at


PROVIDENCE SPIRITUALITY CENTRE is offering a number of Lenten retreats:  “I believe in Jesus Christ,” 4-8 April; Holy Week Directed Retreat, 14-21 April; Spring Seniors’ Christian Spirituality Series “Canticles in Scripture,” 2-26 May.  Please contact the office at 613-542-8826, at least 2 weeks prior to the retreat to register, or for more information.

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