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Fifth Sunday of Easter

19 May 2019


“When Judas had gone.”




As we return to the Last Supper for today’s Gospel, we recall that the passion, death and resurrection of Jesus are not separate events, but together constitute the paschal mystery.


Todays Readings


First Reading: Acts 14:21-27


Paul and Barnabas journey through Lystra and Iconium on their way to Antioch.  As they do, they encourage all whom they meet to persevere in the faith, even in the face of hardship.


Second Reading: Apocalypse 21:1-5


A new Jerusalem appears where God lives among humans.  God will wipe away the tears from every eye, and there will be no more death.


Gospel: John 13:31-35


A new commandment given by Jesus, to love one another as he has loved us, will identify us as true disciples.



Monday, 20 May

5:15 p.m.  Intentions of Amado & Marietta Marcial

Tuesday, 21 May

9:00 a.m.  Margaret Gutheinz – The Family

Wednesday, 22 May

9:00 a.m.  Mass of Thanksgiving – Yaworski Family

10:30 a.m.  Extendicare – Sebastiano Colangeli – Michele & Carmela Garofalo

Thursday, 23 May

 9:00 a.m.  Iria Casquilho – The Family

Friday,  24 May

5:15  p.m.  Luisa Praticante – The Family

Saturday, 25 May

5:15 p.m.  June Sears – The Family

Sunday, 26 May

9:00 a.m. George Teves – Parents

11:00 a.m.   People of the Parish

NEXT WEEK 25-26 May 2019






Eucharistic Ministers





25 May

5:15 p.m.


E. Bennett

O. Gowsell


J. Lachance

M. Marcial


I. Stewart

F. Arruda

P. Scott

R. Webb



26 May

9:00 a.m.


Youth Group

Deacon Wojcik


B. Earle


R. Audet

F. Cuvelier


R. Emmons



26 May

11:00 a.m.


R. Webb

E. Okoduwa


N. Balla

S. Brockhoven


J. McLaren

M. Strong

P. Tetro

G. Velasco






25 May

5:15 p.m.



25 May

9:00 a.m.



25 May

11:00 a.m.





A. Lett

S. Drumm


E. Foley

B. Evaristo

M. Castro


T. Francis

C. Davison

K. Soriano


Junior Liturgy





N. Dennee

M. Downey


K. Soriano


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.





FLORES DE MAYO The Filipino-Canadian Community is celebrating the 14th year of Flores de Mayo, in honour of our Blessed Mother, Mary, this 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.


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.


PARISH YOUTH GROUP will hold a practice for the next youth Mass on Friday, 24 May 2019, from 6:30-8:30 p.m., in the parish hall.  The Youth Mass will take place at the 9:00 a.m. Mass on Sunday, 26 May.  All youth are invited to join us for Faith-Fun-and Friendship!  For information, contact Alison at, or Angela at 613-547-8116.


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.


POPES PASTORAL WORKS COLLECTION A special Diocesan collection for the Pope’s Pastoral Works will be taken up next weekend, 25-26 May 2019.  This collection will be forwarded to the Archdiocese no later than 30 June 2019.  Thank you.


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.


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.


CONCERT FOR RESTORATION OF ST. MARYS CATHEDRAL ORGAN On Sunday, 26 May 2019, at 2:30 p.m., St. Mary’s Cathedral, Kingston will host “Something Old, Something New,” a concert to benefit the extensive restoration needed of the 114-year old Cathedral Organ.  Jeffrey Moellman, Director of Music, will be joined by cantors of the Cathedral, Sammy Johnston (clarinet), members of the Moellman Family on violin, and the new 20-voice Cathedral Youth Singers.  Refreshments will follow this varied and exciting performance.  Admission: Free-will donation, with tax receipts available for donations of $25 or more.  For information, please contact Jeffrey Moellman at or 613-546-5521 X 7.


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.


WOMENS FALL RETREAT  Women of any age are invited to join us at our 10th annual Catholic Women’s Fall Retreat at Glen House Resort, Gananoque, on 20-22 September 2019.  The theme is “Taste and See the Goodness of the Lord!,” with speaker Dr. Anne Jamieson.  Break-out sessions, musical entertainment, delicious meals, accommodations and access to resort activities.  For information, or to register, go to, or contact Anne Caza at 613-989-5348.

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