The Most Holy Trinity
22 May 2016
“I still have many things to say to you.”
Jesus speaks of his Father and of the Spirit, and so introduces us to the mysterious intimacy of God, the three in one.
First Reading: Proverbs 8:22:31
The wonder of the world reveals the wisdom of God.
Second Reading: Romans 5:1-5
Through Christ we see the glory of God and our hope of everlasting life.
Gospel: John 16:12-15
The grace to understand many things will be given in the Spirit.
MASSES FOR THE WEEK
Monday, 23 May
9:00 a.m. Cancelled
5:15 p.m. Colette Cecchini – Luc Vincent
Tuesday, 24 May
9:00 a.m. Decd Members of the McCambridge & Mulrooney Families – Kevin & Dorothy Mulrooney
5:15 p.m. Cancelled
Wednesday, 25 May
9:00 a.m. Mass of Thanksgiving – Rowena Strong
10:30 a.m. Extendicare – Liturgy of the Word
5:15 p.m. Cancelled
Thursday, 26 May
9:00 a.m. George Teves – Parents
5:15 p.m. Cancelled
Friday, 27 May
9:00 a.m. Cancelled
5:15 p.m. Luisa Praticante – The Family
Saturday, 28 May
9:00 a.m. Cancelled
5:15 p.m. Margaret Thompson – Maureen & Dan McAvoy
Sunday, 29 May
9:00 a.m. Pina Murano – Mario Murano & Family
11:00 a.m. People of the Parish
NEXT WEEK – 28-29 May 2016
PRAYERS FOR THOSE WHO ARE ILL
Please remember in your prayers the following: Taylor Emond; Charles Millard; Willie Wylemans; Terry Kot; Kerry Kozak; Taylor Emond; Taryn Emond; Hermina Lawlor; Helen O’Brien; Giordana White; Teresa Tenuta.
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.
PRAYERS FOR THE DECEASED
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.
NOTICE REGARDING WEEKDAY MASS SCHEDULE
Effective 21 May 2016, we will be resuming our Summer Schedule:
Monday, 5:15 p.m., Holy Hour for Vocations from 4:00-5:00 p.m. Tuesday, 9:00 a.m.
Wednesday, 9:00 a.m.
Thursday, 9:00 a.m.
Friday, 5:15 p.m., Holy Hour for Vocations from 4:00-5:00 p.m.
The Rosary will be recited before the 9:00 a.m. Mass on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.
There will be adoration of the Blessed Sacrament on the First Friday of each month from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
The weekend schedule, which remains unchanged, is as follows: Saturday, 5:15 p.m.; Sunday, 9:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m.
The schedule of Masses is posted at each of the entrances for your convenience. Thank you for your understanding.
With the summer schedule, some previously scheduled Masses will be rescheduled. Office staff will attempt to contact those involved; but, if you have any questions, please contact the parish office at 613-547-5004.
SUPPORT FOR FORT MCMURRAY The community of Fort McMurray, Alberta, has been devastated by wildfires that have destroyed over 2,000 buildings, severely compromised its infrastructure, and forced the evacuation of almost 90,000 people. The victims of this disaster are in need of financial support to rebuild their homes and their lives. The Red Cross is collecting donations for the victims, and each donation is being matched by the Government of Canada and the Government of Alberta. Financial contributions may be issued online at firstname.lastname@example.org; or by phone at 1-800-418-1111. Tax receipts are issued as soon as a donation is made. Please give generously and keep the people of Fort McMurray in your prayers.
YEAR OF MERCY VOLUNTEER POSITIONS In this Year of Mercy, St. Joseph’s Parish will be showcasing a variety of volunteer possibilities. Over the following weeks, we will provide information regarding those activities needing volunteers.
LUNCH BY GEORGE – Volunteers are needed to prepare, cook, serve and clean up. It is operated by Outreach St. George’s Kingston. All are welcome, regardless of gender, age, or background. No questions asked. They normally serve 40-50 people per day, with an occasional spike to the 60-70 range, and over 100 at the Christmas meal. It operates five days per week, from 9:00-11:30 a.m. Call Jenny Hurd at 613-548-4617 ext 30 on weekday mornings for information.
LEGION OF MARY PRAYER REQUEST CARD If you have any prayer requests or needs, please let us know and let us pray for you by filling out a Prayer Request Card, found at each of the entrances, and placing it in the box indicated in the St. Joseph’s Room. Submit as many prayer requests as you wish!
ST. JOSEPH’S ROOM MEDIA RESOURCES Would you like to grow in your understanding of the Catholic faith? We are happy to announce that we now have Catholic Lighthouse Media resources available in the St. Joseph’s Room. These books and audio CDs, by some of the most well known and engaging Catholic writers and speakers in the world today, cover many different topics of interest. Stop in to pick up something that interests you or that would make a good gift for someone else. If you’ve enjoyed the resource, be sure to share it with others! To help cover some of the expenses, the suggested donation for books and CDs is $5.00 each, pamphlets are free.
ST. JOSEPH PARISH YOUTH GROUP meets monthly for fun, faith-based activities. Any interested youth, grade 4 and up, are invited to join us. For information, or to join, please contact Alison at 613-536-5771 or Angela at 613-547-8116.
FLORES DE MAYO The Filipino Canadian Community is celebrating the 11th year of Flores de Mayo, in honour of our Blessed Mother, Mary, this Sunday, 22 May 2016, 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.
CONVERSATIONS THAT MATTER Reflecting on our values that ensure we live a meaningful life and that our death reflects who we are is a valuable spiritual experience. Conversations that Matter is an information session with guest presenter Dr. Neil Elford, Director for Spiritual Health, Mission & Ethics at Providence Care and Hotel Dieu Hospital, and discussion on Thursday, 26 May 2016, from 7:00-8:30 p.m. in the parish hall. Topics that will be covered are Advance Care Planning, Palliative Care and Physician Assisted Death. Please pick up a copy of A Catholic Perspective on Health Decisions and Care at the End of Life, at the entrances to the church.
HOSPITALITY SUNDAY The next Hospitality Sunday will take place on Sunday, 29 May2016, after the 9:00 and 11:00 a.m. Masses, and will be hosted by the Legion of Mary. We invite you to our fellowship and thank you for responding to our prayer requests. We will have Miraculous Medals and prayer cards available in addition to the food. If you are willing to bring squares, cookies or loaves to these Hospitality Sundays, please sign up on the sheets provided at the church entrances.
4TH ANNUAL FANCY HAT TEA PARTY, hosted by the Catholic Women’s League, will be held on Saturday, 4 June 2016, from 2:00-4:00 p.m., in St. Joseph’s Parish Hall. Sandwiches, warm scones with cream and jam, plus bite-sized desserts will be served with tea! Door prizes and a Silent Auction of tempting items await. Wear your fancy hat and have a chance to win $40 for most Original, most Colourful, and most Elegant. Tickets may be purchased at the parish office before 1 June, or at the church entrances before and after Mass on the weekend of 28-29 May. Tickets are $12 per person or $45 for a table of 4. Please indicate any food allergies. All proceeds will go to Hospice Palliate Care Kingston in honour of The Year of Mercy.
50th ANNIVERSARY OF ORDINATION On the occasion of his 50th anniversary of Ordination to the Holy Priesthood, Father John (Jack) F. Grainger, together with his family, cordially invites you to join with him in celebrating a Holy Mass of Thanksgiving on 29 May 2016, at 2:30 p.m., at the Cathedral of St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception, 279 Johnson Street. Reception under the tents on the lawn to follow.