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Easter Sunday

27 March 2016


Till this moment they had failed to understand…that he must risen from the dead.




Before dawn on the first Easter Sunday, Mary Magdalene discovers the empty tomb, and sorrow turns to joy. Let us all rejoice and be glad for the Lord has risen from the dead!


Todays Readings


First Reading: Acts 10:34, 37-43


Peter proclaims the Good News of salvation to Cornelius, a Roman centurion, who had invited him to his house. It results in the baptism of Cornelius and all gathered with him.


Second Reading: Colossians 3:1-4


Through baptism, we have died with Christ and entered into the life of the Resurrection, to be revealed fully when we are with Christ for ever.


Gospel: John 20-1-9


John testifies to the empty tomb on the first Easter day.



Monday, 28 March

9:00 a.m. Mass of Thanksgiving – Gerry & Annetta

5:15 p.m. Flora Mundacruz – Marieta & Gary Kenyon

Tuesday, 29 March

9:00 a.m. Robert Stack – Miriam Van Vlymen

5:15 p.m. Pina Murano – Mario Murano

Wednesday, 30 March

9:00 a.m.        Vince Donnelly – Gerry & Bev Majoros

10:30 a.m.        Extendicare – Living & Deceased Members of the Blacklock Families – Vivian Blacklock

5:15 p.m. Leo Cook & Ruth Doyle Cook – Bill Cook

Thursday, 31 March

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

5:15 p.m.         Krzysztos Krowicki – Henryka Krowicki

Friday,  1 April

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

10:00 a.m.        Kingsdale Château – Francis Blodgett – Mr. & Mrs. William Metcalfe

5:15 p.m.         Frocy Rosqueta – The Alvarez Family

Saturday, 2 April

9:00 a.m. Jack & Sheila Doyle – Thomas Doyle

5:15 p.m.         Leo Millan – John & Bella Millan & Family

Sunday, 3 April

9:00 a.m.  People of the Parish

11:00 a.m.        Deceased Members of the Bel, Menjou & Vidal Families – Genevieve Vidal

NEXT WEEK – 2-3 April 2016





2 April

5:15 p.m.



3 April

9:00 a.m.



3 April

11:00 a.m.




T. Couto

H. Couto


M. McLaughlin

P. McCue

Dcn. Wojcik


Sr. D. Fournier

K. Burbank


Eucharistic Ministers


L. McKeown

M. Marcial


N. McCue


T. Donoghue

L. Donoghue




D. Mazzolin

I. Stewart

A. Wilson

J. Garrah


K. Mulrooney

D. Neddow

T. Raine

M. Turkington


J. Scott

M. Strong

I. Stewart

F. Asuncion





S. Sedore

O. Gowsell

I. Simoes


C. Watts

R. Watts

I. Watts

M. Sutton


P. Krasna

A. Krasna

M. Farrell

A. Hung







K. Khoueiry

N. Riley


A. Fraser

B. McCrea




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.


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.




Tues. 29 Mar.


* 9:30 a.m. – Legion of Mary – cancelled


Wed. 30 Apr.


* 12:30 p.m. – Afternoon cards

* 7:00 p.m. – Choir Practice



Wishing you Easter Blessings






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!



*         The next Executive Meeting will take place on Monday, 4 April 2016, at 7:00 p.m., in the parish hall.

*         As always in April, our Catholic Women’s League is supporting BIRTHRIGHT, a loving, supportive, non-profit, non-sectarian organization committed to helping women who are distressed by an unwanted or unplanned pregnancy, with monetary and/or baby article donations.




HOLY CROSS CATHOLIC SECONDARY SCHOOL early semester report cards were issued 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 early semester report cards were issued 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


SEPARATED AND/OR DIVORCED You are welcome to attend the New Life Support Group on alternate Tuesday evenings at 390 Palace Road, Kingston. The next meeting will take place on Tuesday, 29 March 2016. The topic will be “Communicating & Managing a Relationship That Has Unravelled.” For further information, contact the Family Ministry Office at 613-548-4461 or via email at


ORGAN SCHOLARSHIPS AVAILABLE FOR PARISH MUSICIANS Deadline is 31 March 2016. For more information, please visit, or call the Archdiocese of Kingston Liturgy Office at 613-548-4461.


ASSISTED SUICIDEProtect 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 for more information and to show your support. You can write directly to your Member of Parliament to express your concerns. Please take action by 1 April, as there is a tight timeline for the development of this legislation.


40 HOUR PRAYER VIGIL will take place at Holy Family Chapel, CFB Kingston, beginning at 6:00 p.m., 1 April, ending at 10:00 a.m., 3 Sunday, followed by a bilingual Mass at 10:30 a.m.


VIGIL OF DIVINE MERCY Newman House will lead a “Night of Mercy,” on Saturday, 2 April 2016, from 8:00-10:00 p.m., at St. Mary’s Cathedral. Fr. De Souza will preach about what we can learn from “Seven Encounters with Divine Mercy in the Life of St. John Paul II.”

DIVINE MERCY SUNDAY On Sunday, 3 April, Holy Mass for Divine Mercy Sunday will be celebrated at 2:00 p.m., at St. Mary’s Cathedral, followed by the blessing of images and the veneration of the relic of St. Faustina. The Divine Mercy Chaplet will be sung at 3:00 p.m., and a reception will follow in the vestibule of the cathedral.


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.


NEW EVANGELIZATION SUMMIT 2016 IN KINGSTON World Youth Day pilgrims are excited to hosting the New Evangelization Summit – a web-conference that has been designed to inspire Catholics and help them live out their personal call to evangelize. It will be held at St. Paul the Apostle Church, 1111 Taylor-Kidd Blvd, on 15-16 April. Registration is $40.00, and includes lunch and refreshments. Register at


  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.


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


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. Please contact Jen, at

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