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Fifth Sunday of Easter
14 May 2017

“I am the Way, the Truth and the Life.”


God builds the Church today, with us as the living stones and with Jesus Christ as the keystone. In us, and through us, God reaches out to our world with compassion and love.

Today’s Readings

First Reading: Acts 6:1-7

The ministry of deacons is established for the care of those who are poor, in order to free the apostles for the ministry of the Word.

Second Reading: 1 Peter 2:4-9

Close to Jesus, we are a holy priesthood, offering with Jesus the spiritual sacrifices he has made acceptable to God.

Gospel: John 14:1-12

Jesus is the Way, the Truth and the Life. He leads us to the Father’s house, where there is a place for all of us.


Monday, 15 May
9:00 a.m. Giovanni Circelli – The Family
5:15 p.m. Cancelled – Priests’ Retreat
Tuesday, 16 May
9:00 a.m. Cancelled – Priests’ Retreat
5:15 p.m. Cancelled – Priests’ Retreat
Wednesday, 17 May
9:00 a.m. Cancelled – Priests’ Retreat
10:30 a.m. Extendicare – Liturgy of the Word
5:15 p.m. Cancelled – Priests’ Retreat
Thursday, 18 May
9:00 a.m. Cancelled – Priests’ Retreat
5:15 p.m. Cancelled – Priests’ Retreat
Friday, 19 May
9:00 a.m. Cancelled – Priests’ Retreat
5:15 p.m. Maria Klante – Klante Family
Saturday, 20 May
9:00 a.m. Intentions of Amado & Marietta Marcial
5:15 p.m. Alfred Pallister (4th Anniversary) – The Family
Sunday, 21 May
9:00 a.m. Ursula Bullen – Sue Gollogly
11:00 a.m. People of the Parish
NEXT WEEK – 20-21 May 2017
Eucharistic Ministers

20 May
5:15 p.m.

R. Borges
E. Bennett
P. Rosales
J. Lachance
S. Peck
P. Scott
I. Stewart
A. Wilson

21 May
9:00 a.m.
S. Balemba
D. Balemba
N. Haunts
Sr. Kalchbrenner
S. Eves
T. McCue
D. Neddow
T. Raine

21 May
11:00 a.m.
C. Kavanaugh
J. Fraser
L. Donoghue
T. Donoghue
M. Strong
P. Tetro
D. Kurman
J. McLaren
20 May
5:15 p.m.

21 May
9:00 a.m.
21 May
11:00 a.m.
S. Sedore
O. Gowsell
I. Simoes
F. Jingsen Cao
C. Watts
R. Watts
I. Watts
D. Fernandes
T. Fernandes
M. Brooks

Junior Liturgy

N. Dennee
K. Turkington
S. Skebo
A. Lorbetskie

Please remember in your prayers the following: Willie Wylemans; Taylor Emond; Taryn Emond; Marcus Hacault; Katherine Yager; Sue Hunter; Joan Wray; Helen Taillon; Yvonne Vickers; Margaret Pilcher; Kathy Veley; Tony Deodato; Ciara Ryckman; Jean Wells; Cathy Campbell; Marie McNeil; June Emmons; Mario Lebrun; Yvon Drouin; Terry Kot; Brigit Knott; Millie Lane.

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.


CHURCH BULLETIN ADVERTISING Liturgical Publications will soon be setting up the advertisements for our church bulletin. The advertising will begin in July 2017 and supports the bulletin service. Please support the bulletin and advertise your product or service. Call us at 1-800-268-2637.

BABY BOTTLE DRIVE BIRTHRIGHT is celebrating Mothers’ & Fathers’ Day again this year by distributing baby bottles on Mothers’ Day weekend, 13-14 May 2017. 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, 17-18 June 2017. 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. If you have any bottles left over from last year, please return them as soon as possible.

BUILDING FUND The monthly collection of the Building Fund will take place this weekend, 13-14 May 2017. Your support continues to make a difference. Thank you.

PARTNERS IN MISSION FOOD BANK Food Bags will be distributed this weekend, 13-14 May 2017, for return on the weekend of 20-21 May. Thank you for your continued support.

FLORES DE MAYO The Filipino Canadian Community is celebrating the 12th year of Flores de Mayo, in honour of our Blessed Mother, Mary, Sunday, 21 May 2017, 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. Rev. Msgr. Joseph Lynch is presiding. All are welcome. Reception in the parish hall after Mass.

SOCIAL & ECOLOGICAL JUSTICE GROUP MEETING will be held on the 4th Friday of the month at 9:30 a.m. The next meeting will take place on Friday, 26 May 2017. Please join us in the church hall.

HOSPITALITY SUNDAY The next Hospitality Sunday will take place on Sunday, 28 May 2017, after the 9:00 & 11:00 a.m. Masses. The gracious hosts will be the staff and students of St. Thomas More Catholic School. Please join us in the parish hall for fellowship and refreshments.

DAY OF REFLECTION Come and join the Discalced Carmelites in a “Day of Reflection,” on Saturday, 3 June 2017, from 10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m., at St. Joseph’s Parish. Coffee, tea and muffins will be provided. Please bring your lunch. Registration is $4.00. Retreat Master is Fr. Dominic Borg, OCD, a biblical scholar and excellent speaker. Goodwill offering for Fr. Borg. If coming, please call Nettie at 613-547-2685.

POPE’S PASTORAL WORKS COLLECTION A special Diocesan collection for the Pope’s Pastoral Works will be taken up next weekend, 20-21 May 2017. This collection will be forwarded to the Archdiocese no later than 16 June 2017. Thank you for your generosity.


“HISTORY OF SALVATION – OUR SALVATION STORY” This course, presented by the St. Andrew School of Evangelization, runs from Friday night, 19 May, to Monday afternoon, 22 May, at St. Mary’s Parish Centre, 260 Brock Street. Cost is $75.00. You may register at, by email at, or by calling Laura McAleer at 613-929-2430. If this is your first experience of the St. Andrew School of Evangelization, please email to help you discern if this course will meet your expectations.

60TH ANNIVERSARY Please join us as we celebrate the 60th Anniversary of Father Peter Murphy’s Ordination, on Monday, 22 May 2017, at St. Patrick’s Church, 179 West Street, Napanee. Mass in the church at 3:00 p.m., followed immediately by a reception in the hall until 6:00 p.m.

SEPARATED AND/OR DIVORCED Are you, or someone you know, experiencing the trauma of a Separation and/or Divorce? Where do you turn for help? Come to the New Life Group Meeting, a Catholic Ministry for the Separated and Divorced, on alternate Tuesday evenings, from 7:30-9:30 p.m. The next meeting will take place on Tuesday, 23 May 2017, at the Francis J. Spence Pastoral Centre, 390 Palace Road, and the topic will be Real Stories of “New Life.” The topic for the 6 June Meeting will be “Tribunal Ministry: A Message of Hope,” with presenter Fr. James Quirk.

HOME-STYLE HAM DINNER will be held at Blessed Sacrament Church, 3 Briscoe Street, Amherstview, on Saturday, 3 June 2017, at 6:16 p.m. Reserve you ticket by calling Shirley or Gordon at 613-389-9810. Adults/Teens $12.00; Children (6-12) $4.00; Under 6 Free. Family (2 adults + 2 or more children) $30.00. LAST DAY TO RESERVE TICKETS IS 28 MAY.

YARD SALE will be held at St. Patrick’s, 3977 Sydenham Road, Railton, on Saturday, 3 June 2017, from 8:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. CWL bake table, toys, clothing, small appliances, books, jewelry, kitchenware, sporting goods, plants, and much more. Enjoy BBQ’s hamburgers, hot dogs, drinks and coffee.

HANDMADE ONLY Craft Sale Looking for Vendors. Holy Cross Catholic Secondary School is hosting a Craft Show on Saturday, 14 October 2017, from 10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. The cost to vendors is only $30.00 per table, with all the money going to the 2018 Jamaica Mission Trip. Vendors get to keep all profits from their sales. Admission to the show is FREE. Please contact Janina Haley at to reserve your table(s), and arrange payment before 15 June 2017.

“BEAUTIFUL” – THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL Our Lady of Lourdes Church, Kingston, is sponsoring a bus trip to Toronto on Wednesday, 28 June 2017, to see “Beautiful,” which tells the inspiring story of King’s remarkable rise to stardom and to becoming one of the most successful solo acts in popular music history. Rated the Best Musical of the year! The cost is $190.00 per person, and includes a ticket to the musical, travel on a luxury coach, dinner at Mandarin’s Restaurant and a $40.00 tax receipt. To reserve your seat, call Caroline at 613-542-8473 or Theresa at 613-389-3532.

SCHOOL RETIREMENT CELEBRATIONS The Algonquin and Lakeshore Catholic District School Board is looking forward to the opening of Kingston’s newest Catholic elementary school in the fall of 2017. St. Francis of Assisi Catholic School will consolidate the school communities of Holy Family, St. Patrick and St. Peter Catholic Schools. To celebrate and recognize past and current staff and students, each of these schools will host a school retirement celebration after the regularly scheduled 11:00 a.m. Sunday Mass. The celebrations will begin at the schools at approximately 1:00 p.m., at St. Patrick School on 28 May; at St. Peter School, on 4 June; and at Holy Family School, on 11 June.