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Pentecost Sunday

20 May 2018


They were all filled with the Holy Spirit.




As the Easter season ends, we celebrate a whole new beginning: the Spirit-filled disciples of Jesus begin their apostolate to witness to the risen Christ.  The task did not end with the Twelve; our apostolate is that same witness, that same making visible the presence of Christ in today’s world.


Todays Readings


First Reading: Acts 2:1-11


On the final day of Passover, Jesus’ disciples receive the Holy Spirit in a way that recalls the giving of the Law to the Israelites at Mount Sinai.


Second Reading: Galatians 5:16-25


The fruits of the Holy Spirit are so much different from other fruits.  Only the Holy Spirit can bring the fruits of love, peace, patience, gentleness.


Gospel: John 15:26-27, 16:12-15


The Holy Spirit, the Advocate, will be Jesus’ witness when he comes and, through the Spirit, Jesus’ followers also become his witnesses.




Monday, 21 May

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

Tuesday, 22 May

9:00 a.m.  Teodorico De Matos – Natalina De Matos & Family

Wednesday, 23 May

9:00 a.m.  Flora Aquin – Tetro Family

10:30 a.m.   Extendicare – Vince Joyce – Colleen Mahoney

Thursday, 24 May

9:00 a.m. Elias Bonito – Sisters

Friday,  25 May

5:15  p.m.    June Sears – The Family

Saturday, 26 May

5:15 p.m. George Teves – Parents

Sunday, 27 May

9:00 a.m. Denise Hearn – The Family

11:00 a.m.   People of the Parish


NEXT WEEK – 26-27 May 2018






Eucharistic Ministers





26 May

5:15  p.m.



M. Peck

C. Pitts


Sr. Kalchbrenner

T. Murphy


P. Scott

D. Mazzolin

A. Kelly

R. Lachance



27 May

9:00 a.m.


A. MacKinnon

M. Cervenko


N. Haunts

B. Earle


S. Eves

T. McCue

D. Neddow

T. Raine



27 May

11:00 a.m.


Youth Group


M-A. Wojcik


D. Kurman

J. Ferreira

L. Garrett

P. Greenwood






26 May

5:15 p.m.



27 May

9:00 a.m.



27 May

11:00 a.m.





E. Drumm

M. Drumm

S. Drumm

A. Lett


B. Evaristo

R. Gumboc

H. Watt


M. Farrell

M. Stabback

A. Krasna








P. Bullock

M. Downey


M. Mussari

A. Soriano

S. Lillis



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.


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 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.


PARTNERS IN MISSION FOOD BANK Food Bags will be distrubuted this weekend, 19-20 May.  Thank you for your continued support.


FLORES DE MAYO The Filipino Canadian Community is celebrating the 13th year of Flores de Mayo, in honour of our Blessed Mother, Mary, this 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 MASS 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 eet 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.


YOUTH GROUP BOWLING & BBQ PARTY The St. Joseph’s Youth Group final get-together will be our year-end Bowling and BBQ Party, on Sunday, 3 June 2018.  Come on out to the Cloverleaf Lanes Bowling Alley for 12 noon sharp, with the BBQ following at the parish hall, and enjoy a day of socializing with parish youth – all ages from grade 2 up are welcome!  Contact Alison at 613-536-5771 or Angela at 613-547-8116, for more information.  Registration is a must, so dont miss out!!


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.




HOLY CROSS CATHOLIC SECONDARY SCHOOL uniform fittings.  Book appointment today by calling 1-800-668-8261 or visit


SEPARATED AND/OR DIVORCED Are you, or is someone you know, experiencing the trauma of a Separation and/or Divorce?  Come to the New Life Group Meeting, a Catholic Ministry for the Separated and Divorced on alternate Tuesday evenings.  The next meeting will take place on Tuesday, 22 May 2018, at the Francis J. Spence Pastoral Centre, 390 Palace Road.  The topic will be, “Tribunal Ministry: A Message of Hope,” with presenter, Fr. James Quirk.


LEGION OF MARY of the Archdiocese of Kingston will celebrate the Mater Dei Curia Acies on Sunday, 27 May 2018, at St. Paul the Apostle Parish, 1111 Taylor-Kidd Boulevard.  Rosary at 2:00 p.m.; Mass at 2:30 p.m.; followed by a social hour.  Regular members and Auxiliary members are encouraged to attend.  Contact person is Lucien at 613-634-0375


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.


DINNER AND DANCE hosted by the Portugese Language & Culture Committee, on Saturday, 2 June 2018, at 6:00 p.m., at the Portuguese Cultural Centre, 959 Division Street.  Tickets are $35.00 per person; $10.00 for children 5-12 years old.  Call Susan Freitas at 613-561-0234 for tickets.  Limited number available, so act fast.


  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. Peters                ‘ 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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