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Sixth Sunday of Easter

1 May 2016


If anyone loves me he will keep my word, and my Father will love him, and we shall come to him and make our home with him.




The indwelling of the Holy Spirit, sent by the risen Lord, gives the Church the grace and courage to spread the Good News through the apostles and their fellow workers.


Todays Readings


First Reading: Acts 15:1-2, 22-29


After the great Council of Jerusalem, Paul and Barnabas continue to work for the inclusion of the Gentiles in the new covenant.


Second Reading: Apocalypse 21:10-14, 22-23


The apostle John shares his great vision of heaven, where Christ will reign for ever and we shall see God face to face.


Gospel: John 14:23-29


Jesus teaches his apostles that they will become temples of the Holy Trinity, and the Holy Spirit will be the guiding light of the Church.



Monday, 2 May

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

5:15 p.m. Deceased Members of the Edvige Mazzolin Family – The Family

Tuesday, 3 May

9:00 a.m. Jane L’Abbe – Bob L’Abbe

5:15 p.m. Natalina & Gino Fiorentino – Lucy & Teresa Fiorentino

Wednesday, 4 May

9:00 a.m.        Giovanni Vecchio – The Family

10:30 a.m.        Extendicare – John MacLean – Herman & Mary Overvelde

5:15 p.m. Leon Dillon – Christine Kennedy

Thursday, 5 May

9:00 a.m. Forgotten Souls in Purgatory – Chris Jones & Family

5:15 p.m.         Manuel Goncalves & Deceased Members of the Goncalves Family – Goncalves Family

Friday,  6 May

9:00 a.m. John MacNeil – Frank & Lorraine Carter

10:00 a.m.        Kingsdale Château – Wilf Kenney – Annetta Pattenden

5:15 p.m.         Paulina Rosqueta (18th Anniversary) – Nora & Cris Quenecio

Saturday, 7 May

9:00 a.m. George Turnbull – Judy Turnbull & Family

5:15 p.m.         Teresinha Medeiros – Herminia & Liseta Medeiros

Sunday, 8 May

9:00 a.m.  Leo Millan – John & Bella Millan & Family

11:00 a.m.        People of the Parish


NEXT WEEK – 7-8 May 2016






Eucharistic Ministers





7 May

5:15 p.m.


P. Scott

J. Saunders


L. Bickerstaffe

I. Curry


F. Carter

A. Kelly

R. Lachance

J. Garrah



8 May

9:00 a.m.


M. Cervenko

M. McLaughlin

Dcn. Wojcik


C. Purcell


D. Dennee

R. Emmons

S. Eves

T. McCue



8 May

11:00 a.m.


J. Koster

T. Phelan


L. Donoghue

T. Donoghue


P. Tetro

F. Asuncion

J. Ferreira

L. Garrett














7 May

5:15 p.m.


E. Drumm

M. Drumm

F. Cao









8 May

9:00 a.m.


T. Francis

B. Evaristo

A. Cantarutti

C. Cantarutti


C. Dempster

K. Turkington






8 May

11:00 a.m.


K. Rances

K. Rances

K. Rances

M. Roque


A. Fraser

B. McCrea






Please remember in your prayers the following: Taylor Emond; Charles Millard; Charles Virgin; Willie Wylemans; Terry Kot; Kerry Kozak; Taylor Emond; Taryn Emond.


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.




FIRST COMMUNION Please pray for the children receiving First Communion this Sunday, 1 May 2016, at 2:00 p.m. We congratulate the First Communicants, thank the parents and family for their cooperation, and express appreciation to the teachers and members of the team who helped prepare for this milestone in the faith-life of these little ones.


YEAR OF MERCY VOLUNTEER POSITIONS In this Year of Mercy, St. Joseph’s Parish will be showcasing a variety of volunteer possibilities. Over the following weeks, we will provide information regarding those activities needing volunteers.


KINGSTON GENERAL HOSPITAL – Volunteers are needed to support auxiliary services in the gift shop, tuck shop, café and OLG lottery booth AND in Direct Patient Care AND in Liaison and Information. Contact 613-389-5553 or email volunteer, or visit our website for information and to volunteer.


HOSPITALITY SUNDAY The next Hospitality Sunday will take place on Sunday, 29 May2016, after the 9:00 and 11:00 a.m. Masses, and will be hosted by the Legion of Mary. If you are willing to bring squares, cookies or loaves to these Hospitality Sundays, please sign up on the sheets provided at the church entrances.


NEWS FROM THE CATHOLIC WOMENS LEAGUE The Executive Meeting is on Monday, 2 May 2016, at 7:00 p.m. in the parish hall. The General Meeting is on Monday, 9 May 2016, at 7:00 p.m., in the parish hall. In keeping with Pope Francis’ Jubilee Year of Mercy, and his focus on the Corporal Works of Mercy, seven Catholic Women’s League members have agreed to speak on their volunteer positions in the community. The 5-minute topics are: Feeding the Homeless; Birthright; Prison Ministry; Aboriginal Assistance; Extendicare & Cancer Society; the Elizabeth Ministry and the Kingston Counselling Centres (K3C). Any female 16+ in the parish who would like to learn about these volunteer opportunities already in action are welcome to join us.


NATIONAL DAY OF PRAYER Pope Francis says Let us not underestimate the power of so many voices united in prayer. During Hospice Palliative Care Week ALL PARISHIONERS – including the Knights of Columbus, the Legion of Mary, plus any friends, relatives, or those from different parishes – are invited to join the Catholic Women’s League in a 12-hour Prayer Day taking place in the church on Wednesday, 4 May 2016, from 7:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m. These supportive prayers are happening in advance of the legislation vote concerning Physician-Assisted Death. It will be a simple day of prayer starting at 7:00 a.m.; and the weekday Mass at 9:00 a.m.; then CWL members and others may lead suggested group prayers and the rosary from time to time. We are invited to come and go as we please; and, if you are unable to make it to the church, your at-home prayers will be just as acceptable and powerful.


POPES PASTORAL WORKS COLLECTION A special Diocesan collection will be taken up this weekend, 30 April-1 May 2016. Thank you for your generosity.


FIRST FRIDAY DEVOTION On Friday, 6 May 2016, adoration of the Blessed Sacrament will commence following the 9:00 a.m. Mass and continue until 5:00 p.m. You are encouraged to spend an hour with the Lord.

BUILDING FUND The monthly collection of the Building Fund will take place next weekend, 7-8 May 2016. Your support continues to make a difference. Thank you.


BABY BOTTLE DRIVE BIRTHRIGHT is celebrating Mothers’ & Fathers’ Day again this year by distributing baby bottles on Mothers’ Day weekend, 7-8 May 2016. If you wish to make a difference in this “Change for Life” Campaign, please take a bottle, fill it with coins, paper money or cheques and return on Fathers’ Day weekend, 18-19 June 2016. The money raised will enable BIRTHRIGHT to offer positive assistance and aid to pregnant girls and women who find themselves facing a difficult or unplanned pregnancy. Thank you for your support.


CONVERSATIONS THAT MATTER Our family values and relationships can be deepened by having Conversations that Matter. How will your loved ones know what is important to you, should a health care crisis or trauma occur? St. Joseph’s Parish is hosting an evening for all who wish to learn more about these important topics on Thursday, 26 May 2016, from 7:00-8:30 p.m. in the parish hall.


CHURCH BULLETIN ADVERTISING Liturgical Publications will be setting up the advertisements for our church bulletin. The advertising will begin in July 2016 and supports the bulletin service. Please support the bulletin and advertise your product or service. Call Liturgical Publications at 1-800-268-2637.




HOLY FAMILY PARISH FUN FAIR BAZAAR will be held on Wednesday, 4 May 2016, at Holy Family School, 114 Wiley Street, from noon-2:30 p.m. for students and seniors; and 6:00-8:00 p.m. for the general public. Featuring tea room, baking and candy tables, jewellery table, treasure chest, books, toys and plants, face painting, and games and draw table. Come and share the fun, refreshments and great buys! Proceeds support both parish and school. For information, call Sandy at 613-548-3761.


NATIONAL MARCH FOR LIFE IN OTTAWA A bus will leave Kingston for the National March for Life on Thursday, 12 May 2016, from St. Joseph’s Church parking lot at 7:30 a.m. sharp, to arrive in time for Masses and prayer services. Cost is $30.00 per person (please bring cheque made out to Campaign Life Coalition, if possible). For information, and to reserve your seat, call 613-389-4472 or 613-382-1084. Please check the bulletin board for the full program of the three day (13-15 May) event. Candle Pledge forms and more information are included in the information which you will find at; click March for Life.


CURSILLISTAS You are invited to an ULTREYA on Sunday, 15 May 2016, at St. Patrick School, 158 Patrick Street, Kingston. The Ultreya will start at 2:00 p.m. and will consist of a witness talk, response, small groups, music and prayer. All Cursillistas are invited to come out to renew old friendships and meet fellow Cursillistas. For more information, contact Mike and Diane Foley in Kingston, at 613-546-6224,, or Neil and Margaret Cameron in Brockville, at 613-498-1702,

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