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Sixth Sunday of Easter

26 May 2019


“The Advocate, the Holy Spirit, will teach you everything.”




The risen Jesus is by our side; his indwelling word teaches us how to live.  God has come to make God’s home within us.  Thus, we may know such peace as the world can never give.


Todays Readings


First Reading: Acts 15:1-2, 22-29


Delegates are sent from Jerusalem to help the Christians of Antioch understand all that the Holy Spirit is teaching them.


Second Reading: Apocalypse 21:10-14, 22-23


St. John shares with us his heavenly vision of Jerusalem, the holy city, radiant with the glorious presence of God in the midst of God’s people.


Gospel: John 14:23-29


Jesus’ disciples are called to be faithful to his teaching, helped by the Holy Spirit whom God sends in his name.  God’s indwelling word will bring us peace.



Monday, 27 May

5:15 p.m.  Antonio Agostinelli – The Family

Tuesday, 28 May

9:00 a.m.  Gino Bidinost – The Family

Wednesday, 29 May

9:00 a.m.  Katie Bogle – Les & Arleen Clarke

10:30 a.m.  Extendicare – Terry McDonald – Miriam Van  Vlymen

Thursday, 30 May

 9:00 a.m.  Joan, Ruth & Leo Cook – Bill Cook

Friday,  31 May

5:15  p.m.  John Smythe – The Family

Saturday, 1 June

5:15 p.m.  Elisio Ponte & Extended Family Members – Lidia Ponte

Sunday, 2 June

9:00 a.m. Margaret Cuvelier – Frank Cuvelier

11:00 a.m.   People of the Parish

NEXT WEEK 1-2 June 2019






Eucharistic Ministers





1 June

5:15 p.m.


H. Couto

B. Greigson


C. McBride

L. McKeown


F. Carter

A. Kelly

R. Lachance

D. Mazzolin



2 June

9:00 a.m.


M. Tudin

D. Tudin


D. Balemba

S. Balemba


S. Eves

T. McCue

D. Neddow

T. Raine



2 June

11:00 a.m.


B. McIver

S. Broekhoven

Deacon Wojcik


K. Colwell


F. Asuncion

J. Ferreira

L. Garrett

P. Greenwood






1 June

5:15 p.m.



2 June

9:00 a.m.



2 June

11:00 a.m.





R. Canning

M. Drumm


B. Baker

A. Watt

R. Gumboc



M. Taylor

E. Samson

A. Doctolero


Junior Liturgy





T. Nguyen

O. Rondeau


S. Fragoso

M. Farrell


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.


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.





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.


HOSPITALITY SUNDAY The next Hospitality Sunday will take place this 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 this 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 at the parishl.  Everyone is invited to attend.


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 the 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.




VIDEO OF ARCHBISHOP MULHALLS INSTALLATION The Mass of Installation of our new Archbishop on Friday, May 3rd, was a joyful and historic event for the Archdiocese of Kingston.   YourTV has produced a video of the Installation, which can be viewed on YourTV VOD (free Video on Demand).  YourTV Video on Demand is available on channel 602 across Ontario for those with COGECO Digital Cable service.  The video can also be accessed on your computer on the YourTV Kingston Youtube page:

EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT TO THE ARCHBISHOP The Executive Assistant provides administrative and personal support to the Archbishop and ensures the smooth and efficient functioning of his office.  The successful candidate will demonstrate familiarity with the structure, beliefs, and practices of the Roman Catholic Church, and will possess exceptional writing skills, computer proficiency, and superior interpersonal skills.  Post-secondary education and facility with the French language are required, along with a minimum of 5 years of experience in an executive office environment.  Competitive salary and comprehensive benefits, including a pension plan.  Resumes are to be submitted by 4:00 p.m., Friday, 31 May 2019, to Kenneth Hall, Financial Administrator, Pastoral Centre, 390 Palace Road, Kingston, K7L 4T3 (email); (fax) 613-548-4744.  We thank all who may apply, but only those selected for an interview will be contacted.


THE BILLINGS OVULATION METHOD is empowering, non‑invasive, economical, device-and-drug‑free, 100% environmentally friendly and simple to use. The next clinic will take place on Monday, 27 May 2019, at St. Paul the Apostle Church, from 7:00-8:00 p.m., (patio entrance).  For information, call 613- 544‑8495 or email:


AN ENCOUNTER WITH JESUS St. Michael the Archangel Catholic Church, 296 Church Street, Belleville, presents singer/songwriter & Catholic Evangelist, Mark Mallett, on Wednesday, 5 June 2019, from 7:00-9:00 p.m.  Freewill offering.  First come/first serve seating.  For information, contact Karen at 613-806-0377 or


HUGE YARD SALE on Saturday, 22 June 2019, 8:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m., St. John the Evangelist Church parking lot, 270 Stone Street South, Gananoque.  Come one, come all!


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, or Fr. Shawn Hughes at 613-546-5221 X 4, or for information.


145TH ANNUAL PILGRIMAGE to the Shrines of Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupré and Cap-de-la-Madeleine on10-11 August 2019.  Our weekend Celebrant is Archbishop Terrence Prendergast, Archdiocese of Ottawa.  For information or reservations, call Mike Budge at 613-224-8110.  Space is limited with regard to motels, therefore, it is recommended you reserve early.


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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