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Second Sunday of Lent

8 March 2020


Jesus led them up a high mountain where they could be alone.




Many biblical events happen on high mountains, like the temptation of Jesus in last week’s Gospel.  Today, Jesus takes Peter, James and John up a high mountain where they are given a glimpse of heavenly glory.


Todays Readings


First Reading: Genesis 12:1-4


Abraham is called by the Lord to leave his home and to travel to a new land where he and his descendants will be blessed.


Second Reading: 2 Timothy 1:8-10


St. Paul had to bear hardships for the sake of the Gospel, relying on the power of God, and invites us to be willing to do the same.


Gospel: Matthew 17:1-9


Jesus is transfigured in heavenly glory, along with the prophets Moses and Elijah.



Monday, 9 March

9:00 a.m.  Rosa Guinta – Rolando Cecchini

5:15 p.m.  Dorothy Bennett – The Bennett Family

Tuesday, 10 March

9:00 a.m.    Joan, Ruth & Leo Cook – Bill Cook

5:15 p.m.  George Cotnam (4th Anniversary) – Leona Cotnam

Wednesday, 11 March

9:00 a.m.    Jeffrey Conley – Conley Family

10:30 a.m. Extendicare – Marty Higo – Mary Higo (moved from 19 February 2020)

5:15 p.m.  John Murray

Thursday, 12 March

 9:00 a.m. Rhonda Nontell – Estelle Walsh

5:15 p.m.  Colette Cecchini – Rolando Cecchini

Friday,  13 March

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

10:30 a.m. School Mass – Hayden Bullen – Barry & Patti Ann Whelan & Family

5:15  p.m. Joseph Murray – Judite Castro

Saturday, 14 March

9:00 a.m.  Intentions of Colleen Krasna – The Family

5:15 p.m.  Vincent & Florine Rochefort – Larry, Pat, Greg & Ryan Rochefort

Sunday, 15 March

9:00 a.m.  Audrey Leclair – Krasna Family

11:00 a.m.    People of the Parish

NEXT WEEK 14-15 March 2020






Eucharistic Ministers





14 Mar.

5:15 p.m.


S. Eves

O. Gowsell



J. Saunders


I. Stewart

F. Asuncion

A. Kelly

D. Mazzolin



15 Mar.

9:00 a.m.


D. Balemba

S. Balemba


B. Earle

G. Goncalves


M. Turkington

R. Audet

F. Cuvelier

D. Dennee



15 Mar.

11:00 a.m.


J. Fraser

S. Broekhoven

Deacon Wojcik





B. Krasna

P. Greenwood

J. McLaren

M. Strong






14 Mar.

5:15 p.m.



15 Mar.

9:00 a.m.



15 Mar.

11:00 a.m.





A. Lett

M. Drumm


I. Watts

R. Gumboc

R. Foley

M. MacDonald


M. Doctolero

Z. Santos

M. Stabback


Junior Liturgy





March Break

No Junior



March Break

No Junior




Please remember in your prayers the following: James Parsons; Judy Dowling; Millie Lane; John Dowling; Desmond Dowling; Steve Bruce; Laure Unger; Joe Fonseca; Marc M;  Rob Hurst; Teresa Khidir; Angeli Asenci; Kathleen Forsyth; Diane Lavery; Pat Gilmartin; Donna C.; Eileen Teppett; Jordyn Haunts Geddes; Erin Sullivan; Lu Raposo; Jill Jodoin; Ken Linseman; Marcus Hacault; Annie Mastorakos; Natalie Malenfant; Trudy Potvin; Vivian Blacklock.




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.




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.


CATHOLIC WOMEN LEAGUE The General Meeting will take place on Monday, 9 March 2020, at 7:00 p.m., in the parish hall.  The guest speaker will be Martha Beach, Developmental Services Ontario Housing Coordinator, as part of the services by Extend-A-Family.  Operating in Kingston since 1981, it is a not-for-profit organization that provides services to individuals with a developmental disability and their families.  All parishioners welcome.


CATHOLIC WOMEN’S LEAGUE ANNUAL SPRING BAKE SALE will take place this weekend,  7-8 March 2020, after all Masses.  There will be pies, cookies, squares, loaves, scones and many other delicious goodies.  Be sure to visit the Parish Hall to see all that is available.


BUILDING FUND  The monthly collection of the Building Fund will take place this weekend, 7-8 March 2020. Thank you.


PARTNERS IN MISSION FOOD BANK Food Bags will be distributed this weekend, 7-8 March 2020.  Thank you for your continued support.


FIRST RECONCILIATION &  FIRST HOLY COMMUNION.  The Enrollment Ceremony will take place at the Masses on 28-29 March 2020.  First Reconciliation will be held on Tuesday, 14 April 2020, at 7:00 p.m., and First Communion will take place on Sunday, 3 May 2020, at the 11:00 a.m. Mass.  All parents of grade two students who wish that their children celebrate the Sacraments of First Holy Communion and First Reconciliation here at St. Joseph’s are invited to fill out a registration form at either parish school, or visit the office to complete a Registration Form by 13 March 2020.


MUSICAL AFTERNOON This Thursday, 12 March 2020, 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, 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.  Come and bring a friend or two!  A free‑will monetary offering would be appreciated.


DAY OF PRAYER FOR CANADA will take place on Thursday, 19 March 2020, from 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.  Parishes of the Central Deanery will offer a Day of Prayer.  Regular Masses will be held at 9:00 a.m and 5:15 p.m.  Each hour, on the hour, between these Masses, volunteers will pray the rosary of St. Joseph, sing the new hymn ‘St. Joseph our Patron,’ and the Novena of St. Joseph.  All are welcome and urged to participate.  Those who are unable to attend are asked to pray that in our beloved country, “He shall have dominion, from sea to sea.”


LENTEN PENANCE CELEBRATION The Lenten Penance Celebration for St. Joseph’s will be held on Sunday, 22 March 2020, 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 Hospitality Sunday will take place on 29 March 2020, 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 for fellowship and refreshments.


CHRISM MASS 2020 Celebrated by Archbishop Michael Mulhall and the Clergy of the Archdiocese.  This Mass is a manifestation of the communion of the clergy with their Archbishop.  All priests and deacons will renew their ordination promises, and the oils used for the Sacramental life of the Church will be blessed and distributed.  All parishioners are invited to attend on Tuesday, 7 April 2020, at 10:30 a.m., at St. Mary’s Cathedral.  Reception to follow.  Masses at St. Josephs will be cancelled to allow parishioners to attend.




  1. PATRICKS DAY CELEBRATION Our Lady of Lourdes Parish will hold a St. Patrick’s Day Celebration, on Sunday, 15 March 2020, at 6:0 p.m. Dinner, Irish music by Mary’s Merry Minstrels. Tickets are $35.00.  Call Elaine at 613-389-1276,  Marianne at 613-888-4368, or the parish office at 613-389-3532, for information.


SEPARATED AND/OR DIVORCED 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, 17 March 2020, from 7:30-9:30 p.m., at the Francis J. Spence Pastoral Centre, 390 Palace Road.  For information, call 613-548-4461.  All faith denominations are welcome.  The topic will be, “Healing Through Laughter.”


FLOURISH WOMENS MINISTRY aims to provide women (21+) with a forum for fellowship & faith formation according to the teachings of the Roman Catholic Church.  Please join us every 4th Thursday; the next one will be held on 26 March 2020, from 7:30-9:00 p.m., at St. Mary’s Parish Centre, 260 Brock Street.  The topic will be, “The Temperament God Gave You.”  For information, contact


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