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The Ascension of the Lord

13 May 2018


Go out to the whole world; proclaim the Good News to all creation.




Jesus has ascended to the Father as our hope of all good things.  His call, in our day, is for us to share the Good News in new, varied and innovative ways.


Todays Readings


First Reading: Acts 1:1-11


Prior to his ascension, Jesus promises the apostles that they will be his witnesses when the Spirit comes upon them.


Second Reading: Ephesians 1:17-23


Paul prays that we may be filled with hope as we are enlightened to understand the full rich mystery of Christ.


Gospel: Mark 16:15-20


Jesus sends the apostles out to proclaim the Good News and promises that signs will accompany them.


MASSES FOR THE WEEK – Priests Retreat Week

Monday, 14 May

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

Tuesday, 15 May

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

Wednesday, 16 May

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

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

Thursday, 17 May

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

Friday,  18 May

5:15  p.m.  Ursula Bullen – Susan Gollogly

Saturday, 19 May

5:15 p.m.    William (Bill) Monk (4th Anniversary) – Anna Monk

Sunday, 20 May

9:00 a.m.   Ann Vermette – Tanya Millan

11:00 a.m.   People of the Parish


NEXT WEEK – 19-20 May 2018






Eucharistic Ministers





19 May

5:15  p.m.



B. Greigson

C. Jones


E. Denham

J. Lachance


I. Stewart

P. Scott

P. Greenwood

R. Lachance



20 May

9:00 a.m.


W. Cunningham

A. MacKinnon

Deacon Wojcik


F. Lovie


R. Audet

F. Cuveleir

D. Dennee

R. Emmons



20 May

11:00 a.m.


J. Gerretsen

C. Kavanaugh


A. Gerretsen

R. Kwak


B. Krasna

J. McLaren

M. Strong

P. Tetro






19 May

5:15 p.m.



20 May

9:00 a.m.



20 May

11:00 a.m.





O. Gowsell

K. Gowsell

N. Cordeiro


I. Watts

C. Udovc

E. Foley


A. Doctolero

M. Doctolero

A. Krasan








A. Baxby

J. Williams


M. Farrell

P. Krasna

J. Hart


Please remember in your prayers the following:  Helen Taillon; Yvonne Vickers; Kathy Veley; Tony Deodato; Ciara Ryckman; Jean Wells; Evangeline Talens; Jim McCarthy; 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; Taylor Emond; Steve Bruce; Theresa Nhidir.



You are asked to remember in prayer those recently deceased, especially Gordon Costello.


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.


NEW MASS SCHEDULE – effective until 10 September 2018


Saturday:      5:15 p.m.             Mass

Sunday:       9:00 a.m., 11:00 a.m.        Mass


Recitation of the Rosary precedes morning Mass at 8:35 a.m.

Monday:      4:00-5:00 p.m.           Holy Hour

5:15 p.m.             Mass

Tuesday:      9:00 a.m.             Mass

Wednesday:     9:00 a.m.             Mass

10:30 a.m.          Mass (At  Extendicare)

Thursday:     9:00 a.m.             Mass

Friday:      4:00-5:00 p.m.        Holy Hour

5:15 p.m.             Mass

First Friday: Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament

9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.




CHURCH BULLETIN ADVERTISING Liturgical Publications will soon be setting up the advertisements for our church bulletin.  The advertising will begin in July 2018 and supports the bulletin service.  Please support the bulletin and advertise your product or service.  Call Liturgical Publications at 1-800-268-2637.


SOCIAL & ECOLOGICAL JUSTICE COMMITTEE St. Joseph’s Social & Ecological Justice Committee will meet on Wednesday, 6 June 2018, at 7:00 p.m., in the sacristy.  All are welcome and encouraged to attend.


CATHOLIC WOMENS LEAGUE The Provincial Council is putting together a Special Bouquet for Archbishop O’Brien, our Spiritual Advisor, in honour of this 50th year of ordination to the Priesthood.  St. Joseph’s CWL is participating.  If you with to be included, please call Barbara at 613-544-4836 with your offerings.  The General Meeting will take place on Monday, 14 May 2018, at 7:00 p.m., in the parish hall.  There will be an entertainment surprise.


BUILDING FUND  The monthly collection of the Building Fund will take place this weekend, 12-13 May 2018.  Your support continues to make a difference, especially this year as we proceed to put a new roof on the church.  Thank you.


PARTNERS IN MISSION FOOD BANK Food Bags will be distributed this weekend, 12-13 May 2018, for return on the weekend of 19-20 May.  Thank you for your continued support.


BIRTHRIGHT is celebrating Mothers’ and Fathers’ Day by distributing baby bottles this weekend, 12-13 May 2018.  To make a difference in the “Change for Life” campaign, please take a bottle, fill it with coins, paper money or cheques and return it on Fathers’ Day weekend.  If you have a bottle from last year, please return it on Fathers’ Day as well.  Donations will enable us to offer positive assistance and aid to pregnant girls and women who find themselves facing a difficult or unplanned pregnancy.


FLORES DE MAYO The Filipino Canadian Community is celebrating the 13th year of Flores de Mayo, in honour of our Blessed Mother, Mary, Sunday, 20 May 2018, here at St. Joseph’s, beginning with the Rosary at 3:00 p.m., followed by Mass at 3:30 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.


YOUTH GROUP Attention all St. Joseph youth, grade 2 and up!  The St. Joseph’s Parish Youth Group is hosting a Youth Mass on Sunday, 27 May 2018, at the 11:00 a.m. Mass.  All youth are invited to participate as choir members, lectors, greeters, and gift bearers.  To prepare for this event, the Youth group will beet at the parish hall for a practice on Friday, 25 May 2018, from 6:30-8:30 p.m.  We hope that all young people will come to support our Youth Mass, whether you have been out for meetings or not!  Get involved with your parish youth – call Alison at 613-536-5771, or Angela at 613-547-8116, for more information.


HOSPITALITY SUNDAY  will take place on Sunday, 27 May 2018, after the 9:00 & 11:00 a.m. Masses.  The gracious hosts will be St. Thomas More Catholic School.  Please join us in the parish hall for fellowship and refreshments.


SPIRITUAL INQUIRY The next session of the Spiritual Inquiry will be held on Wednesday, 6 June 2018, from 7:00-8:30 p.m., in the parish hall.  As in the past, it is an excellent opportunity to discuss our Catholic Faith, religious practices and spiritual belief.  With no prescribed agenda, topics have been quite varied and thought-provoking in past sessions.  In a relaxed, accepting environment, participants have the opportunity to express their thoughts, raise questions or simply listen to the responses of others in attendance.  Coffee/tea will be offered.




ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING for the Kingston Archdiocesan Development and Peace Committee will be held at St. Paul’s Church, 1111 Taylor-Kidd Boulevard, on Saturday, 2 June 2018, from noon-3:00 p.m.  We will evaluate the two yearly campaigns, as well as view the film about rebuilding in the Philippines after Typhoon Haiyan, “Pope Francis Village.”  Lunch will be served.  Call Jan at 613-968-9659, or Sr. Helen at 613-766-2376, to register.


PENTECOST AND MARY: CENTENNIAL MISSION ON WOLFE ISLAND In thanksgiving for the centennial of the parish church of the Sacred Heart of Mary on Wolfe Island, and to mark its renovation after the fire of 2016, there will be a parish mission in honour of the new feast established by our Holy Father Pope Francis: Mary, Mother of the Church, Saturday, 19 May (Vigil of Pentecost), Sunday, 20 May (Pentecost Sunday) and Monday, 21 May (Feast of Mary, Mother of the Church), at 7:30 p.m. each evening.  The theme is “Pentecost and Mary: Celebrating the Feast of Mary, Mother of the Church,” and it will be preached by Fr. De Souza.


  1. PATRICK’S CHURCH YARD SALE will take place on Saturday, 2 June 2018, from 8:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m., at 3977 Sydenham Road. Hamburgers, hotdogs, beverages, etc. Come on out!!!


FOUNDATIONS IN PARISH NURSING PROGRAM ‑ Summer Residency Program, from July 8 – 14, 2018, at Brescia University College in London, Ontario, will be hosted by the Institute for Ongoing Formation at St. Peter’s Seminary:   It is a national, ecumenical education program for registered nurses who are interested in Parish Nursing Ministry or in learning more about the connection between spirituality and health.   Registration deadline is May 31, 2018. For information, visit‑Nursing/21.


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, UOIT Campus in Oshawa.  For information, you may contact Nadia Gundert at


CURSILLO WEEKEND FOR WOMEN Pope Francis encourages us to encounter Jesus.  The Cursillo Weekend for Women offers a short and profound opportunity to encounter Jesus.  The Archdiocese of Kingston has completed a milestone with the Men’s Cursillo Weekend held 8-11 March.  We are now blessed with an opportunity to have a Women’s Cursillo Weekend scheduled for 9-12 August, at Providence Spirituality Centre, Kingston.  For information, please contact Diane Foley at, or at 613-546-6224, or Lionel Ryan at 613-634-9588 or at

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