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Sixth Sunday of Easter
21 May 2017

“I will not leave you orphans; I will come back to you.”


The Spirit of God is the life force of the Church and of every Christian person. It is by God’s grace that we live good lives and love one another.

Today’s Readings

First Reading: Acts 8:5-8, 14-17

A Samaritan town responds to the healing power of the Gospel.

Second Reading: 1 Peter 3:15-18

St. Peter urges us to give faithful witness to the Lord.

Gospel: John 14:15-21

We are not orphans. The Spirit lives in us.


Monday, 22 May
9:00 a.m. John MacLean (6th Anniversary) – Paulette MacLean
5:15 p.m. June Sears – The Family
Tuesday, 23 May
9:00 a.m. Frank Vidovic – Neda Radic
5:15 p.m. Rosella McMullen – Rita Murray & Family
Wednesday, 24 May
9:00 a.m. Maria Bevilacqua – Joe Saccon
10:30 a.m. Extendicare – Liturgy of the Word
5:15 p.m. Frank Murphy – Tom & Donna Clifford & Family
Thursday, 25 May
9:00 a.m. Albertha Smit – Shirley Kelliher
5:15 p.m. Jose Melo – Shirley Kelliher
Friday, 26 May
9:00 a.m. George Teves – Parents
5:15 p.m. Deceased Members of the Casquilho & Vicente Families – Iria Casquilho
Saturday, 27 May
9:00 a.m. Josh Witjes – Krasna Family
5:15 p.m. Gianni Toffolo – Sandra & Peter Skebo
Sunday, 28 May
9:00 a.m. Nicla Sivilotti – Mani D’Oro
11:00 a.m. People of the Parish

NEXT WEEK – 27-28 May 2017
Eucharistic Ministers

27 May
5:15 p.m.

S. McGrath
M. Peck
Deacon Wojcik
E. Denham
F. Carter
J. Garrah
A. Kelly
R. Lachance

28 May
9:00 a.m.
J. Watts
M. Cervenko
S. Eves
G. Goncalves
M. Turkington
R. Audet
F. Cuvelier
D. Dennee

28 May
11:00 a.m.
K. Burbank
N. Balla
L. Carfa
R. Kwak
J. Ferreira
L. Garrett
P. Greenwood
B. Krasna
27 May
5:15 p.m.

28 May
9:00 a.m.
28 May
11:00 a.m.
E. Drumm
M. Drumm
A. Cantarutti
C. Cantarutti
T. Francis
B. Evaristo
M. Sutton
A. Doctolero
K. Soriano
A. Hung

Junior Liturgy

A. Baxby
B. Kasaboski
P. Krasna
C. McCabe
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.


PARTNERS IN MISSION FOOD BANK Food Bags will be collected this weekend, 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, this 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 parish 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 this weekend, 20-21 May 2017. This collection will be forwarded to the Archdiocese no later than 16 June 2017. Thank you for your generosity.

NEWS FROM THE CATHOLIC WOMEN’S LEAGUE The organizers of the Fancy Hat Tea Party would like to thank all those hardworking souls who helped make it such a success this year. Without all of our volunteers, such events are impossible. We almost sold out and everyone had a wonderful time! Special heartfelt thanks to Pam for being responsible for tickets sales, and to those who cleaned up afterwards. so appreciated. Our winners had amazing hats again this year, and we applaud their imagination and creativity! See y’all next year…

CWL CONVENTION 2017 – RAFFLE WINNERS The 95th Annual Kingston Diocesan Convention of the CWL of Canada was held on 6-7 May 2017. The host Council, Our Lady of Lourdes Parish, wishes to thank all members and guests who made the weekend so successful. Our lucky raffle winners were: Mary Murphy (Sydenham) – crochet throw blanket; Bernice Hunt (Camden East) – $600.00; Jennifer Albright (Belleville) – $400.00; George Loos (Kingston) – $200.00. Thank you for your continued support of the CWL.


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.”

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.

WOMEN’S FALL RETREAT on 15-17 September 2017. Information may be obtained from the leaflets at the church main entrance or at

CAMP CAMINO for girls ages 10-13 and 14-16, at Providence Point Campground, Lanark, 5-11 August 2017. Cost is $450.00; discounts and bursaries are available. Register at