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Eighth Sunday in Ordinary Time

3 March 2019


“Death, where is your victory?”




Every Sunday Mass is a celebration of Easter, the central truth of our faith.


Todays Readings


First Reading: Ecclesiasticus 27:4-7


As a tree’s fruit bears witness to the care that has been lavished on it, so a person’s speech reveals his or her heart and mind.


Second Reading: 1 Corinthians 15:54-58


Death will be swallowed up in victory, and none of our labours will be in vain.


Gospel: Luke 6:39-45


The value of a tree is shown by what it produces, and our speech wells up from what is in our hearts.




Monday, 4 March

9:00 a.m.  Mary Ellen Jefferies – Mary Sampica & Family

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

Tuesday, 5 March

9:00 a.m.    Deceased Members of the Agostinelli & Garofalo Families – Josephine Saccon

5:15 p.m.  Claire Kearns – Wilma Kearns

Wednesday, 6 March

9:00 a.m.    Sr. Yvonne Patry – Amado & Marietta Marcial

10:30 a.m. Extendicare – Teresa Smith – Susan McKenna

10:30 a.m. School Mass – Betty Riopelle – Darlene Cassell & Family

5:15 p.m.  Louise Ryan – Dwight & Grace Neddow

Thursday, 7 March

9:00 a.m. Walter & Luigi Nuvoloni

5:15 p.m. Bill Needham – Paul & Mary Dowling

Friday,  8 March

9:00 a.m. Intentions of Jose & Lolita Quintana (50th Wedding Anniversary)

5:15  p.m.  Rosa Guinta – Rolando Cecchini

Saturday, 9 March

9:00 a.m. Dorothy Bennett – Bennett Family

5:15 p.m. Bill Earle – The Family

Sunday, 10 March

9:00 a.m.  George Cotnam – Leona Cotnam

11:00 a.m.     People of the Parish


NEXT WEEK 9-10 March 2019






Eucharistic Ministers





9 Mar.

5:15 p.m.


E. Bennett

S. Eves


J. Lachance

L. Bickerstaffe


F. Carter

A. Kelly

R. Lachance

D. Mazzolin



10 Mar.

9:00 a.m.


M. McLaughlin

F. Walker

Deacon Wojcik


T. Castro


R. Audet

F. Cuvelier

D. Dennee

R. Emmons



10 Mar.

11:00 a.m.


J. Ajoy

C. Kavanaugh


M. Foley

R. Webb


F. Asuncion

J. Ferreira

L. Garrett

P. Greenwood






9 Mar.

5:15 p.m.



10 Mar.

9:00 a.m.



10 Mar.

11:00 a.m.





A. Lett

F. Cao


A. McCaugherty

M. Castro


A. Doctolero

E. Samson

A. Hung


Junior Liturgy





March Break

No Junior



March Break

No Junior Liturgy



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


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 Julie Benn, Eileen McHenry.


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.




BAKE SALE St. Joseph’s Catholic Women’s League is holding their Annual Spring Bake Sale, this weekend,  2-3 March 2019, after all Masses.  Come get your goodies before Lent starts.  We will have pies, cookies, squares, loaves, scones and other delicious things.  Be sure to drop in the parish hall to see all that is available.


CATHOLIC WOMENS LEAGUE will hold their Executive Meeting on Monday, 4 March 2019, at 7:00 p.m., in the parish hall.  The General Meeting will take place on Monday, 11 March 2019, at 7:00 p.m.  Florence Campbell will be speaking about Compassionate Communities, making people more aware of the resources available for retirement and Palliative Care.


ASH WEDNESDAY MASSES Ashes will be distributed at the 9:00 a.m. and 5:15 p.m. Masses, and at the 10:30 a.m. School Mass on Wednesday, 6 March 2019.


SOCIAL & ECOLOGICAL JUSTICE MEETING will take place on Wednesday, 6 March 2019, at 7:00 p.m., in the sacristy.


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, starting 8 March 2019.  All are warmly invited to this beautiful prayer of the Church.


BUILDING FUND  The monthly collection of the Building Fund will take place next weekend, 9-10 March 2019. Thank you for your support.


MUSICAL AFTERNOON On Thursday, 14 March 2019, 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, 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.




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.  For information contact


SINGING OPPORTUNITY FOR CATHOLIC YOUTH Children ages 8 and up are invited to sing for occasional liturgies and exciting performing opportunities.  Rehearsals are held on Thursdays, 4:30-6:00 p.m.  The next rehearsal is on 7 March 2019, at St. Mary’s Parish Centre. Call Jeffrey Moellman, Director of Music at St. Mary’s Cathedral, at 613-985-2224, or email


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


ARCHDIOCESAN CELEBRATION OF THE RITE OF ELECTION & RITE OF CALLING BAPTIZED CANDIDATES TO LENTEN RENEWAL On Sunday, 10 March 2019, at St. Mary’s Cathedral, at 4:00 p.m., Archbishop O’Brien will celebrate the Rite of Election with Catechumens from the Archdiocese of Kingston.  After testimony of their sponsors, pastors and team members, the Archbishop will publicly declare the Church’s approval of these catechumens, now called “Elect,” for the Easter Sacraments.  At the same celebration, all Baptized Candidates seeking full communion with the Catholic Church will be called to Lenten renewal.  All parishioners are welcome to attend this special event and to support our new brothers and sisters in faith.  Refreshments will be served at St. Mary’s Parish Centre.


NO GREATER LOVE – A BIBLICAL WALK THROUGH CHRISTS PASSION A new series filmed in the Holy Land; walk step-by-step with Jesus, at St. Mary’s Cathedral Parish Centre, 260 Brock Street, on Mondays, 11 March-15 April, from 2:00-3:00 p.m., or Wednesdays, 13 March-17 April, from 7:00-8:30 p.m.  No registration fee!  Call, Ann at 613-546-5521 x 5, or to register.


IRISH DINNER will be held at Our Lady of Lourdes Parish, 490 Days Road, on 16 March 2019, in the parish hall, from 6:30-9:30 p.m.  It will be accompanied by music from Marys Merry Minstrels.  For information, contact Keith Marchildon at 613-389-2681.


ANNUAL MANRESA WEEKEND RETREAT FOR MEN will take place 15-17 March 2019, at Manresa Jesuit Renewal Centre, Pickering.  Contact Mike at 647-296-2499 or the office at 905-839-2864 to register.


STUBENVILLE TORONTO CONFERENCE Calling teens in grades 8-12!!  Join over 1500 youth from across Ontario in attending an amazing high school youth conference, 12-14 July 2019.  For information, contact Nadia at  An info package and registration are available on the Archdiocese of Kingston website under Youth tab.


TOTUS TUUS CATHOLIC SUMMER CAMP Registration is open for youth in the Archdiocese of Kingston.  A faith-based week-long camp that includes faith activities, skits, sports, crafts, music and outdoor fun.  Visit for information and to register.  Financial contributions to sponsor children are welcome.  Call Nadia at 613-484-2446 for information. 

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