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Fourth Sunday of Lent

31 March 2019


“This son of mine was dead and has come back to life; he was lost and is found.”




Lent is an ideal time for us to draw closer to God.  This is a season to reflect upon the direction our lives have taken and perhaps repent of some aspects.  God always gives us a second chance to live fruitful lives in the love of God.


Todays Readings


First Reading: Joshua 5:9-12


The people prepare to celebrate Passover; a final act of the nation prior to possession of the promised land.


Second Reading: 2 Corinthians 5:17-21


We are reconciled to God through Christ.


Gospel: Luke 15:1-3, 11-32


The story of the prodigal son; a story of repentance and mercy.




Monday, 1 April

9:00 a.m.  Beverly Catlin – Pat Catlin

5:15 p.m.  Julie Benn – Trish Nguyen

Tuesday, 2 April

9:00 a.m.    Bidinost Family – The Family

5:15 p.m.  Moira Ottenhof – Steve & Mary

Wednesday, 3 April

9:00 a.m.    Ronald Young (10th Anniversary) – Ress Young

10:30 a.m. Extendicare – Alfred Pallister – Colleen & David Downey

5:15 p.m.  Deceased Members of the Bel, Menjou & Vidal Families – Genevieve Vidal

Thursday, 4 April

9:00 a.m. James Kelly – Pat & Larry Rochefort

5:15 p.m. Lyle Ross – The Family

Friday,  5 April

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

10:00 a.m. Kingsdale Château – Marty J. Higo – Mary E. Swanson

5:15  p.m.  Jeffrey Conley (14th Anniversary) – Conley Family

Saturday, 6 April

9:00 a.m. Maria Carquez – Cecilia Melo

5:15 p.m. Kevin Kelly – Claude Levesque & Family

Sunday, 7 April

9:00 a.m.  Gioacchino Busi – Nuvoloni Family

11:00 a.m.     People of the Parish


NEXT WEEK 6-7 April 2019






Eucharistic Ministers





6 April

5:15 p.m.


S. McGrath

S. Ottenhof


L. McKeown


I. Stewart

F. Arruda

P. Scott

R. Webb



7 April

9:00 a.m.


C. Purcell

W. Cunningham

Deacon Wojcik


F. Lovie


T. Raine

M. Turkington

R. Audet

F. Cuvelier



7 April

11:00 a.m.


Sr. D. Fournier

J. Ajoy


S. Broekhoven

K. Colwell


J. McLaren

M. Strong

P. Tetro

G. Velasco






6 April

5:15 p.m.



7 April

9:00 a.m.



7 April

11:00 a.m.





F. Cao

A. Lett


A. McCaugherty

E. Foley

B. Baker


C. Davison

M. Stabback

A. Doctolero


Junior Liturgy





P. Bullock

E. Hayes


T. Van de Ven

K. Soriano



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; Marcus Hacault; Rob Hurst; Jane Meeks; 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.


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.




PLEASE NOTICE If you were the driver of a van involved in a slight altercation in the west parking lot after the 5:15 p.m. Mass last Saturday evening, you are asked to be in touch with the driver of the other car at 613-463-8940.  Thank you.


LENTEN PENANCE CELEBRATION The Lenten Penance Celebration for St. Joseph’s will be held this 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 this 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.


CATHOLIC WOMENS LEAGUE will hold their Executive Meeting on Monday, 1 April 2019, at 7:00 p.m., in the parish hall.  The next General Meeting will take place on Monday, 8 April 2019, at 7:00 p.m., in the parish hall.  The speakers will be talking about Associate Relationship with the Sisters of the Congregation of Notre Dame.  The Congregation is beginning to plan the celebration of the birth of their Foundress, St. Marguerite Bourgeoys, the first Canadian female Saint.  We will be collecting baby items and clothing and monetary donations for Birthright.  Please bring to General Meeting. Thanks you.


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


FIRST FRIDAY DEVOTION On Friday, 5 April 2019, adoration of the Blessed Sacrament will commence after the 9:00 a.m. Mass and continue until 5:00 p.m.  You are encouraged to spend an hour with the Lord.


REMINDER: SHARE THE JOURNEY WALK In one week,  we will walk together to share the journey with forced migrants.  The 5km walk will depart on Saturday, 6 April 2019, at 10:00 a.m., from Holy Family Church, 130 Wiley Street.  We hope that many will join us and raise funds in solidarity with the 68.5 million children, women, and men who have been forced to flee their homes.  For all questions, please contact Alice Gazeley, at 613-544-0485.  Those who cannot join us are invited to walk on an individual basis, with family and/or friends.  To find out about other ways you can act in solidarity with forced migrants, please go to


  1. JOSEPHS PARISH YOUTH GROUP will meet Sunday, 7 April 2019, from 1:00-4:00 p.m., in the parish hall & church. This will be the second practice for the Stations of the Cross dramatic presentation, and so attendance is a must, if you signed up to participate. The next practices will take place on Friday, 12 April, 6:30-8:30 p.m.; and Saturday, 13 April, 1:00-4:00 p.m.  For information, contact Alison at or Angela at 613-547-8116.


EIGHTH ANNUAL PRESENTATION OF THE STATIONS OF THE CROSS will take place on Monday, 15 April 2019, at 7:00 p.m., in the church.  All parishioners are invited to pray the Stations of the Cross with a dramatic presentation by St. Joseph’s Parish Youth Group.  Refreshments will follow in the parish hall.  For information, contact Alison at, or Angela at 613-547-8116.


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.


ARCHDIOCESAN CELEBRATION OF THE CHRISM MASS 2019 Archbishop O’Brien and the clergy of the Archdiocese, will celebrate the Chrism Mass at St. Mary’s Cathedral, on Tuesday, 16 April 2019, at 7:30 p.m.  This Mass is a manifestation of the communion of the clergy with their Archbishop.  At this celebration, all priests and deacons will renew their ordination promises.  At the same 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.  These are: Oil of Catechumens,  Oil of the Sick and  Sacred Chrism.  All parishioners are invited to participate in this special celebration.  A reception will follow at École Cathédrale.


WORKSHOP ON PASTORAL MINISTRY The Religious Education Office of the Archdiocese of Kingston is offering a Workshop on Pastoral Ministry on Saturday, 25 May 2019, from 10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m., at St. Paul the Apostle Church hall.  This workshop is open to anyone involved in Pastoral Ministry, Prison Ministry, or anyone who would like to learn more about the spirituality of listening and presence.  Presenter: Robert Mundle. To register, or for information, contact Gorett at 613-548-4461 ext. 112, or Mary-Jo, ext. 115.  There is no cost for this workshop; lunch is provided.




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, 2 April 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.


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).  Theology of the Body will take place on 22 May 2019, at 7:00 p.m., at Queen’s University Grad Club.  For information contact


ANNUAL SHEPHERDS WALK will take place on Saturday, 13 April 2019, starting at Our Lady of Fatima Church, at 8:00 a.m.  We will be visiting downtown Parishes of Kingston.  At each church, there will be a prayer time of about 30 minutes at the entrance and inside.  Please see posters on the bulletin boards at the entrance of the church for timings.


SPRING DINNER & DANCE on Saturday, 27 April 2019, from 5:00-11:00 p.m., with music by Odette, and catering by Karawana Fine Dining, at Rideau Acres, in support of Neeje Assoc. for Women & Family, a charity inspired by St. Josemaria Escriva. Tickets on‑line at  Call Irene at 613‑549‑7421 for info. All are welcome.

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