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Palm Sunday of the Passion of the Lord

20 March 2016


Indeed, I promise you, today you will be with me in paradise.




Today we begin Holy Week. We greet Jesus on his triumphal entry into Jerusalem and then listen to the recitation of his Passion, which tells of his suffering and death.


Todays Readings


First Reading: Isaiah 50:4-7


The Lord’s servant takes on the insults of those who persecute him.


Second Reading: Philippians 2:6-11


Christ humbled himself even to the cross, and God raised him on high.


Gospel: Luke 22:14-23:56


The passion according to St. Luke tells us of Christ’s sufferings, which lead to his death.




Monday, 21 March

9:00 a.m.     Intentions of Yeshi Redda – Rosa Kwak

5:15 p.m.     Flora Mundacruz – Lorna Asuncion

Tuesday, 22 March

9:00 a.m.     George Teves (10th Anniversary) – Parents

5:15 p.m.     Cancelled

7:30 p.m.     Chrism Mass – St. Mary’s Cathedral

Wednesday, 23 March

9:00 a.m.    Bernard Alarie & Dermot Gillespie – Sheila Alarie & Mary Gillespie

10:30 a.m.     Extendicare – Elisio Ponte & Extended Family Members – Lidia Ponte

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

Thursday, 24 March – Holy Thursday

7:30 p.m.     Mass of the Lord’s Supper

Friday,  25 March – Good Friday

10:00 a.m.    Stations of the Cross

3:00 p.m.     Celebration of the Lord’s Passion

Saturday, 26 March – Holy Saturday

8:00 p.m.     Easter Vigil

Sunday, 27 March – Easter Sunday

9:00 a.m.      People of the Parish

11:00 a.m.     People of the Parish


NEXT WEEK – 24-27 March 2016







Eucharistic Ministers




Holy Thurs.

24 Mar.

7:30 p.m.


M. Tudin

A. MacKinnon

M. Cervenko

Dcn. Wojcik


Msgr. Lynch

L. Donoghue

T. Donoghue

A. Pattenden

Fr. Zambon

Dcn. Wojcik

M-A. Wojcik

G. Pattenden


B. Krasna

F. Carter

J. Garrah

A. Wilson


Good Fri.

25 Mar.

3:00 p.m.


E. Bennett

O. D’Abreo

J-A. Koster

C. Jones


E. Denham

M. Tudin

D. Tudin

C. Kavanaugh

B. Earle


F. Cuvelier

L. Garrett

J. Garrah

A. Wilson

B. Krasna

A. Kelly


Holy Sat.

26 Mar.

8:00 p.m.


G. Pattenden

B. McIver

A. MacKinnon

Sr. Kalchbrenner

Sr. Fournier

Dcn. Wojcik


J. Lachance

A. Pattenden

M-A. Wojcik


L. Garrett

J. Garrah

I. Stewart

A. Wilson




27 Mar.

9:00 a.m.


F. Walker

D. Tudin

Dcn. Wojcik


C. Purcell

F. Lovie


D. Dennee

R. Audet

M. Turkington

R. Lachance




27 Mar.

11:00 a.m.


E. D’Abreo

J-A. Koster

Dcn. Wojcik


M. Foley

J. Bennett


L. Garrett

D. Neddow

J. Ferreira

P. Scott

There will be no Junior Liturgy on Easter Sunday





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; 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.




You are asked to remember in prayer those recently deceased, especially, George Cotnam; Colette Cecchini; Rita Richards.


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.






Mon. 21 Mar.


* 1:00 P.M. – Legion of Mary Curia

* 1:00 p.m. – Carmelites

* 7:00 p.m. – Youth Group presents the Stations of the Cross


Tues. 22 Mar.


* 9:30 a.m. – Legion of Mary

* 7:30 p.m. – Chrism Mass to be held at St. Mary’s Cathedral


Wed. 23 Apr.


* 12:30 p.m. – Afternoon cards

* 7:00 p.m. – Choir Practice


Holy Thursday, 24 Apr.


* 7:30 p.m. – Mass of the Lord’s Supper


Good Friday, 25 Apr.


* 10:00 a.m. – Stations of the Cross

* 3:00 p.m. – Celebration of the Lord’s Passion


Holy Saturday, 26 Apr.


* 8:00 p.m. – Easter Vigil


Easter Sunday, 27 Apr.


* 9:00 a.m. – Easter Sunday Mass

* 11:00 a.m. – Easter Sunday Mass




LEGION OF MARY PRAYER REQUEST CARD If you have any prayer requests or needs, please let us know and let us pray for you by filling out a Prayer Request Card, found at each of the entrances, and placing it in the box indicated in the St. Joseph’s Room. Submit as many prayer requests as you wish!


YOUTH GROUP PRACTICE for the annual presentation of the Stations of the Cross will take place this 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.


THANK YOU FOR SUPPORTING SHARE LENT 2016 Development and Peace thanks all those who made a gift to the Share Lent campaign! Your gift will serve the needs of our sisters and brothers in Africa, Asia, Latin America, and the Middle East. If you did not have a chance to make your donation, you may still place your Share Lent/Development and Peace envelopes in the offertory baskets or donate directly to


PARTNERS IN MISSION FOOD BANK Food Bags will be collected this weekend, 19-20 March. Thank you for your continued support.


THE NEEDS OF THE CHURCH IN THE HOLY LAND The collection taken up on Good Friday, 25 March 2016, is for the Holy Land. At this time of crisis in the Middle East, the need for these funds is greater than ever. The proceeds of the Holy Land collection provide support to the Christian minority who live there and to pilgrims, and the funds assist with the following initiatives: the preservation of shrines and archeological areas; interventions during crisis situations; and educational activities. You are invited to give generously in your support of this collection.


NEWS FROM THE CATHOLIC WOMENS LEAGUE – St. Joseph’s Catholic Women’s League wishes to thank the volunteers who set-up and manned tables, priced goodies and cleaned-up after the Spring Bake Sale last weekend. Many thanks also to those who donated the goodies and their time, as well as to those who supported us by purchasing the delicious bake sale items. We couldn’t have done it without all of you!




ASSISTED SUICIDE – Protect the vulnerable and those who care for them. By June 2016, the Government of Canada is expected to pass legislation to legalize assisted suicide. The Coalition for HealthCARE and Conscience is making an urgent appeal for your help. This group of like-minded partners, which includes 5,000 doctors across Canada, is committed to protecting conscience rights for health practitioners and facilities. You are invited to visit the Coalition’s website, for more information and to show your support. Through the website, you can write directly to your Member of Parliament to express your concerns. Since there is a tight timeline for the development of this legislation, you are asked to take action no later than 1 April 2016.


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 gratefully accepted.


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.


HOLY CROSS CATHOLIC SECONDARY SCHOOL will issue early semester report cards on 23 March 2016. Parent-Teacher interviews will be held on Wednesday, 30 March, from 3:30-5:50 & 6:30-8:30 p.m.


REGIOPOLIS-NOTRE DAME CATHOLIC SECONDARY SCHOOL will issue early semester report cards on 24 March 2016. Parent-Teacher interviews will take place on Thursday, 31 March, from 3:00-5:00 & 6:30-8:30 p.m. NEW – online booking for interviews available on, as of 21 March 2016.


  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 or 613-766-1246, by 30 March.

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