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Third Sunday of Lent

4 March 2018


Destroy this sanctuary, and in three days I will raise it up.




Today we hear how Jesus cleansed the Temple by clearing out those who were demeaning his Father’s house.


Todays Readings


First Reading: Exodus 20:1-17


The Ten Commandments – indicators of where genuine human fulfilment is to be found.


Second Reading: 1 Corinthians 1:22-25


The Christian paradox: Christ crucified is the power of God and the wisdom of God.


Gospel: John 2:13-25


In cleansing the Temple, Jesus declares that he, through his death and resurrection, is to replace the Temple.




Monday, 5 March

9:00 a.m. Joanne Kenney – Mom & Family

5:15 p.m.    Clair Kearns (10th Anniversary) – Wilma Kearns

Tuesday, 6 March

9:00 a.m.  Chris Daigle – Frank & Lorraine Carter

5:15 p.m.  Rose Jackman – Nora Crowe

Wednesday, 7 March

9:00 a.m.  Jose Melo – Jeremias Bonito

10:30 a.m.   Extendicare – Paul Coughlan – Marie & Manuel Teves

5:15 p.m.    Gene Dewey – Jane & Austin McGrath

Thursday, 8 March

9:00 a.m.   Intentions of Sheila Alarie – Wednesday Card Players

5:15 p.m.  Luisa Praticante – The Family

Friday,  9 March

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

5:15 p.m.  Rose Giunta – Rolando Cecchini

Saturday, 10 March

9:00 a.m.   George Cotnam (2nd Anniversary) – Leona Cotnam

5:15 p.m.   Teresinha Medeiros – Antonio Medeiros

Sunday, 11 March

9:00 a.m.  Bill Earle and Eileen Sutton – The Family

11:00 a.m.   People of the Parish

NEXT WEEK 10-11 March 2018






Eucharistic Ministers





10 Mar.

5:15 p.m.



M. Peck

C. Pitts

Deacon Wojcik


M-a. Wojcik


P. Greenwood

P. Scott

D. Mazzolin

A. Kelly



11 Mar.

9:00 a.m.


M. Cervenko

P. Kingston

Deacon Wojcik


B. Earle


R. Audet

F. Cuvelier

D. Dennee

R. Emmons



11 Mar.

11:00 a.m.


D. Fernandes

B. McIver

Deacon Wojcik


N. Balla


B. Krasna

J. McLaren

M. Strong

P. Tetro






10 March

5:15 p.m.



11 March

9:00 a.m.



11 March

11:00 a.m.





J. Wan

N. Cordeiro


I. Watts

H. Watt

C. Udovc


A. Doctolero

M. Doctolero

A. Krasna








March Break

No Junior



March Break

No Junior




Please remember in your prayers the following:  Helen Taillon; Yvonne Vickers; Kathy Veley; Tony Deodato; Ciara Ryckman; Jean Wells; Danny Denham; Brigit Knott; Kim Emond; Kathleen Forsyth; Evangeline Talens; Jim McCarthy; George Wojcik; Candy Powell; Noah Bailey; Donna Casford; Keith Froats; Pauline Medora; Ron Teppett; Marcus Hacault; Sheila Alarie; Millie Lane; Marie McNeil; Lauren Redwood; Judy Dowling; Harriet Hill; Jessica Gaulin; Luigi Nuvoloni; James Parsons; Robert Shaw; Shirley Adams.



You are asked to remember in prayer those recently deceased, especially Freeman Shupe.


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 welcomed to this beautiful prayer of the Church.


BUILDING FUND  The monthly collection of the Building Fund will take place this weekend, 4 March 2018.  Your support continues to make a difference, especially this year as we proceed to put a new roof on the church.  Thank you.


BLESSING BAGS St. Joseph’s Youth Group wishes to express their extreme thanks to all parishioners who contributed toiletries for their Blessing Bag initiative.  May God bless you for your generosity and kindness.


CWL SPRING BAKE SALE awaits you in the parish hall after each Mass this weekend.  We have cakes, pies, cookies, bars, squares, brownies, fudge, etc., that will easily freeze until after Lent, if need be!  Please take a few minutes to help support your CWL ladies as they strive to emulate the good works of our Lord throughout the year, with the help of the Holy Spirit that lives within each of us.


  1. JOSEPHS PARISH YOUTH GROUP will meet today, Sunday, 4 March 2018, from 1:00-4:00 p.m., to practice for the Stations of the Cross Pageant. All students are welcome. For information contact Alison at, or Angela at 613-547-8116.


CATHOLIC WOMENS LEAGUE Executive Meeting will be held on Monday, 5 March 2018, at 7:00 p.m., in the parish hall.  The General Meeting will be held on Monday, 12 March 2018, at 7:00 p.m. in the parish hall.  Our speaker will be Chris Catry, Resource Development Coordinator from Habitat for Humanity Kingston Limestone Region, who will be accompanied by Heather Hall, a member of their Speakers Bureau. They will describe how this organization is helping local working families achieve the dream of home ownership, their upcoming plans and ways that the Parish and CWL can get involved to help.  “Access to safe, decent and affordable housing is a basic human right that should be available to everyone.”  All ladies 16 and up are welcome to come and listen!


MUSICAL AFTERNOON On Thursday, 8 March 2018, 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, 11 March 2018, 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, 25 March 2018, after the 9:00 & 11:00 a.m. Masses.  If you are able to provide snacks, please sign up at the entrances.  Please join us in the parish hall for fellowship and refreshments.



CATHOLICISM A 10-week series, with creator and host Bishop Robert Barron, started 26 February 2018, at 6:30 p.m., at St. Paul the Apostle church, 1111 Taylor Kidd Boulevard, main hall, south side ramp entrance.  A great opportunity to learn, or refresh your understanding of, our Catholic faith.  To register, visit  No charge, everyone welcome!


CURSILLO WEEKEND FOR MEN Pope Francis encourages us to encounter Jesus. The Cursillo Weekend offers a short and profound opportunity to encounter Jesus.  A Men’s Cursillo weekend is scheduled for 8-11 March 2018, at Providence Spirituality Centre, Kingston.  For info, contact Lionel Ryan at, 613-634-9588,or Friar Ed Debono at or 613-546-6900 x 2.


DEVELOPMENT & PEACE is hosting a Solidarity Visitor, Felix Morka, a human rights lawyer from Nigeria, on Saturday, 10 March 2018, from noon-3:00 p.m., at Our Lady of Lourdes Church, 490 Days Road.  A light lunch will be served to begin the presentation.  Call 613-384-2665 to register or for information.


SEPARATED AND/OR DIVORCED Are you, or is 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 meeting will take place on Tuesday, 13 March 2018, at the Francis J. Spence Pastoral Centre, 390 Palace Road.  The topic will be, “Let’s Talk: Solutions to Daily Concerns.”


11TH ST. JOHN FISHER DINNER will take place on Wednesday, 14 March 2018.  The St. John Fisher Visitor will be Robert Cardinal Sarah, Vatican Prefect of the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments.  For tickets and information, call 613-217-2819, or email


COME & EXPLORE LIVING FAITH a Saturday morning program for families looking to deepen their understanding and practice of the Catholic faith, on  24 March, and 7, 21 April, from 10:00 a.m.-noon, at Holy Name School, 370 Kingston Mills Road.  For information, contact Chantal & Tony at or at 613-305-1606.


DINNER & PRESENTATION On Saturday, 7 April 2018, Rev. Fr. Thomas Rosica, of Salt & Light will make a presentation.  Check details at or call Pete at 613-817-5353.  Cost is $38.00 per person, which includes a $10 charitable donation to Salt and Light TV.


LAY FAITH DEVELOPMENT SERIES will take place on Saturday, 14 April 2018, from 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m., at the Diocesan Centre, 390 Palace Road.  Our first topic will be on Franciscan Spirituality, with presenter, Fr. Ed Debono.  Registration is $10.00 (lunch included).  Call Gorett at 613-548-4461 or visit the Archdiocese of Kingston website to register.  For information, call Mary-Jo at 613-548-4461 x 115.


STEUBENVILLE TORONTO Calling all teens in Grades 8‑12! Join over 1500 youth from across Ontario in attending an amazing high school youth conference, on 13-15 July 2018. It will be held at the UOIT Campus in Oshawa. For more info on attending with the Archdiocese of Kingston group, contact Nadia at An info package and registration is also available on the Archdiocese of Kingston website under the Youth tab.

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