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Fourth Sunday in Easter

12 May 2019


“The Father and I are one.”




Today, often known as “Good Shepherd Sunday,” reminds us that Jesus came to serve and to teach us how to serve.


Todays Readings


First Reading: Acts 13:14, 43-52


Paul and Barnabas are rejected by their own people and respond by reaching out to the pagans..


Second Reading: Apocalypse 7:9, 14-17


Heaven awaits the countless number of people who remain faithful in spite of persecution.  There they serve God, and the lamb will be their shepherd.


Gospel: John 10:27-30


Jesus promises that once we become his sheep, we are protected by the Father and can never be lost.




Monday, 13 May

5:15 p.m.    Cancelled – Priests’ Retreat

Tuesday, 14 May

9:00 a.m.  Cancelled – Priests’ Retreat

Wednesday, 15 May

9:00 a.m.  Cancelled – Priests’ Retreat

10:30 a.m. Extendicare – Liturgy of the Word

Thursday, 16 May

 9:00 a.m. Cancelled – Priests’ Retreat

Friday,  17 May

5:15  p.m.    Teodorico de Matos – Natalia & Family

Saturday, 18 May

5:15 p.m. William (Bill) Monk (5th Anniversary) – Anna Monk

Sunday, 19 May

9:00 a.m. John Rutherford – The Family

11:00 a.m.    People of the Parish


Effective 6 May, until 9 September 2019, St. Josephs Church Mass Schedule will move to Summer Hours.  Please refer to the Masses for the Week

to view the new schedule.

NEXT WEEK 18-19 May 2019






Eucharistic Ministers





18 May

5:15 p.m.


P. Scott

H. Couto

Deacon Wojcik


Sr. L. Kearney



A. Kelly

R. Lachance

D. Mazzolin



19 May

9:00 a.m.


P. Kingston

M. Cervenko

Deacon Wojcik


N. Haunts


T. McCue

D. Neddow

T. Raine

M. Turkington



19 May

11:00 a.m.


M. Turano

S. Broekhoven

Deacon Wojcik


M-A. Wojcik


L. Garrett

P. Greenwood

B. Krasna

D. Kurman






18 May

5:15 p.m.



19 May

9:00 a.m.



19 May

11:00 a.m.





F. Cao

M. Drumm


A. McCaugherty

A. Watt

B. Baker


M. Taylor

A. Hung

M. Doctolero


Junior Liturgy





P. Bullock

E. Hayes


H. Ottenhoff-              Duncan

M. Mussari


Please remember in your prayers the following: Alex C.; Matthew Hennessey; Rosa Macedo; Chandra Gibson; Joe Saccon; James Parsons; Rob Hurst; Jane Meeks; Marie McNeill; Judy Dowling; Ossie Fisher; Millie Lane; Kathleen Forsyth; Trudy Potvin.; Roseanne Mortensen; John Dowling; Desmond Dowling; Marcus Hacault.


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 Brian Coffey.


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.




CATHOLIC WOMENS LEAGUE The General Meeting will take place on Monday, 13 May 2019, at 7:00 p.m., in the parish hall.  The speaker will be Mike Gundert, Coordinator of Religious & Family Life, Algonquin and Lakeshore Catholic District School Board.  He will speak on the Bishops’ Letter, “Renewing the Promise: a Community that accompanies, that builds relationships, that encourages and instills hope, that forms joyful relationships.  The breaking of Bread.”


FLORES DE MAYO The Filipino Canadian Community is celebrating the 14th year of Flores de Mayo, in honour of our Blessed Mother, Mary, Sunday, 19 May 2019, here at St. Joseph’s, beginning with the Rosary at 2:00 p.m., followed by Mass at 2:30 p.m., and the Blessing of the Blessed Virgin Mary statue.  Msgr. Lynch is presiding.  All are welcome.  Reception in the parish hall after Mass.


BUILDING FUND  The monthly collection of the Building Fund will take place this weekend, 11-12 May 2019. Thank you for your support.


PARTNERS IN MISSION FOOD BANK Food Bags will be distributed this weekend, 11-12 May 2019, for return on the weekend of 18-19 May.  Thank you for your continued support.


BIRTHRIGHT BABY BOTTLE DRIVE This year parishioners wishing to donate to the Birthright Baby Bottle Fund will be asked to sign out a baby bottle on Mother’s Day weekend and kindly return the bottle on Father’s Day weekend.  In this way, we can improve our rate of returned bottles.


CHOOSE LIFE…LIFE IS SACRED FROM CONCEPTION TO NATURAL DEATH License plate frames with this message are available at the church entrances.  This is a message we all need to hear and share with the wider community.


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, or 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.


HOSPITALITY SUNDAY The next Hospitality Sunday will take place on Sunday, 26 May 2019, after the 9:00 & 11:00 a.m. Masses.  Our gracious host will be St. Thomas More Catholic School. Please join us for fellowship and refreshments.


SPIRITUAL INQUIRY The next gathering will be held on Thursday, 30 May 2019, from 7:00-8:30 p.m., in the parish hall.  The topic will be “Seven Women of the Bible.”  To further our discussion, some suggested Bible passages and notes on Mary, Jesus’ mother, Ruth, Elizabeth, Esther, Eve, Sarah and Rebekah, have been chosen and may be read before the gathering.  To obtain a copy of these notes, please contact Angela at 613-547-8116, or the parish office at 613-547-5004.  They will be emailed to you or you may pick a copy up during office hours.


CELEBRATION OF ST. MARGUERITE BOURGEOYS The Sisters and Associates of the Congregation of Notre Dame joyfully invite the Archdiocesan Community to join them in the celebration of the Eucharist as they anticipate the 400th Birthday of their foundress, St. Marguerite Bourgeoys.  The Mass will take place at St. Joseph Parish Church, on 31 May 2019, at 11:00 a.m., and will be followed by a reception in the parish hall.


CHURCH BULLETIN ADVERTISING Liturgical Publications will soon be setting up the advertisements for our church bulletin.  The advertising will begin in July 2019 and supports the bulletin service.  Please support the bulletin and advertise your product or service.  Call Liturgical Publications at 1-800-268-2637.


  1. JOSEPHS CHILDRENS FOLK CHOIR will be singing at te 11:00 a.m. Mass on Sunday, 2 June, and at the 9:00 a.m. Mass on Sunday, 18 August. Children in Grade 3 and up, who are interested in singing in the St. Joseph’s Children’s Folk Choir, are asked to contact Sheila Fowler at Practices will be held at the church following the 11:00 a.m. Masses (noon-1:00 p.m.), the two Sundays preceding each of the performance dates.




FAITH ON FIRE PRAYER GROUP You are warmly invited to join weekly evenings of praise and worship, prayer and fellowship, at St. Paul the Apostle (room D – street side entrance), on Fridays from 7:00-9:00 p.m.  Step into the “current of grace,” and discover what it means to be fully alive and how to use your charisms to build up the Church!  For information, contact Miriam at, or 613-766-4956.


ANNUAL BEEF/CHICKEN DINNER will be held on Saturday, 18 May 2019, from 6:00-8;00 p.m., at St. Mary’s Parish Centre, 260 Brock Street.  Choice of roast beef or chicken Kiev for $25.00.  For information, contact Peter at 613-331-6248 or


DEVELOPMENT & PEACE ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING  You are invited to the Annual General Meeting for Development and Peace at St. Paul’s Church, 1111 Taylor Kidd Drive, Kingston, 12:00 noon‑ 3:00 p.m., on Saturday, 25 May 2019. We will begin with a light lunch, followed by an  information‑sharing and a celebration of good work this past year. Please call Jan at 613‑968‑9659 or Sr. Helen at 613‑766‑2376 to register by 21 May .


BUTTERFLY RELEASE Celebrate the memory of someone you love, on Saturday, 25 May 2019, at Hospice Gardens, City Park, Kingston, at noon for registration; 1:00 p.m., for butterfly release.  For pre-order call Shannon at 613-542-5013 X 9 before 15 May.


CURSILLO WEEKEND FOR WOMEN Pope Francis encourages us to encounter Jesus.  Held at the Providence Spirituality Centre, Kingston, the Cursillo Weekend on 11-14 July 2019, offers a short and profound opportunity to encounter Jesus.  Contact Diane Foley at 613-546-6224, or, for Fr. Shawn Hughes at 613-546-5221 X 4, or for information.


CHILAWEE TRAILS CAMP offers two one-week, overnight camps in August for girls 9-14.  Canoeing, sports, arts & crafts, participating in activities to promote spiritual growth, all accomplished through mentorship, character formation talks, secret angels and the opportunity to attend daily Mass.  A week of fun, friendship and faith awaits!  For information email or

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