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The Ascension of the Lord
28 May 2017

“Father, the hour has come.”


In today’s Gospel, we listen as Jesus converses with God the Father; and the more he speaks, the more we hear that we are the subject of this great conversation.

Today’s Readings

First Reading: Acts 1:12-14

As Jesus went up to heaven, the disciples and Mary devoted themselves to prayer.

Second Reading: 1 Peter 4:13-16

If you are insulted for bearing the name of Christ, blessed are you.

Gospel: John 17:1-11

The Lord prays in an intimate way now that he sees his hour has come. The end is in sight, and glory is to be given.

Monday, 29 May
9:00 a.m. Patrick & Mary Dillon & Deceased Family Members – Frank & Helen Dillon
5:15 p.m. Luisa Praticante – Rosa & Luis Silva
Tuesday, 30 May
9:00 a.m. Anthony Sawyer – Doris Clemens
5:15 p.m. Albertha Smit – St. Joseph’s Choir
Wednesday, 31 May
9:00 a.m. Joseph & Victoria Vidovic – Neda Radic
10:30 a.m. Extendicare – Rita Hilton – Ed Lanigan (moved from 12 April)
5:15 p.m. Kelly Leclair – Brenda & Chris Thurgood
Thursday, 1 June
9:00 a.m. Deceased Members of the Marson Family – Mrs. Bidinost
5:15 p.m. Intentions of Norm & Dorothy Baker (60th Anniversary)
Friday, 2 June
9:00 a.m. Georgette Derry (12th Annivesary) – Gervais Roy
10:00 a.m. Kingsdale Château – Doris McAvoy – The Estate
5:15 p.m. Margaret Cuvelier – The Family
Saturday, 3 June
9:00 a.m. Josefa Carvajal – Gloria McLaren
5:15 p.m. Charles Jefferies – Pat McConville
Sunday, 4 June
9:00 a.m. Pina Murano – Mario Murano & Family
11:00 a.m. People of the Parish
NEXT WEEK – 3-4 June 2017
Eucharistic Ministers

3 June
5:15 p.m.

B. Greigson
C. Pitts
Deacon Wojcik
M-A. Wojcik
D. Mazzolin
S. Peck
P. Scott
I. Stewart

4 June
9:00 a.m.
P. Kingston
M. McLaughlin
Deacon Wojcik
B. Earle
R. Emmons
S. Eves
T. McCue
D. Neddow

4 June
11:00 a.m.
C. Machado
F. Machado
Deacon Wojcik
K. Colwell
P. Tetro
D. Kurman
F. Asuncion
J. Ferreira
3 June
5:15 p.m.
4 June
9:00 a.m.
4 June
11:00 a.m.
S. Sedore
O. Gowsell
I. Simoes
F. Jingsen Cao
C. Watts
R. Watts
I. Watts
P. Krasna
A. Krasan
M. Farrell

Junior Liturgy

P. Bullock
C. Dempster
D. Deptuck
G. Goncalves

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.


HOSPITALITY SUNDAY The next Hospitality Sunday will take place this 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.

FIRST FRIDAY DEVOTION On Friday, 2 June 2017, adoration of the Blessed Sacrament will commence at 9:00 a.m. and continue until 5:00 p.m. You are encouraged to spend an hour with the Lord.

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.

YOUTH GROUP St. Joseph’s Parish Youth Group’s final get-together, for this school year, will take place on Sunday, 4 June 2017. All youth who have participated in the Youth Group this year are invited to come to the Cloverleaf Bowling Alley on Bath Road, at 1:00 p.m. sharp, to participate in 5-pin bowling with other group members. After bowling, youth and adult volunteers will walk to St. Joseph’s for a BBQ and social. Please respond by 30 May to Alison at 613-536-5771, or Angela at 613-547-8116.

NEWS FROM THE CATHOLIC WOMEN’S LEAGUE The Executive Meeting will take place on Monday, 5 June 2017, at 7:00 p.m., in the parish hall.
NOTE: Instead of a General Meeting on Monday, 12 June 2017, we will attend the 5:15 p.m. Mass, followed with the Presentation of Pins to new and milestone members, then on to our Potluck Party, in the parish hall, at 6:00 p.m. Join us at whatever point you are able! Please call Mary Clancy at 613-544-4190 if you are able to attend, and to let us know what you will be bringing. This is our final get-together until September, so hope to see you there!

SPIRITUAL INQUIRY The final gathering of the Spiritual Inquiry forum before the summer break will be held on Wednesday, 7 June 2017, from 7:00-8:30 p.m. Come along and explore with other parishioners the many aspects of our faith, religion and spirituality. The session is quite informal, comprising of a broad range of questions and comments posed from members of the group gathered which trigger interesting and thought-provoking responses from others. From session to session, one never knows what the ‘hot button’ topic of discussion will be that night. Coffee and tea is offered.

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, 23 June 2017. Please join us in the parish hall.


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, 6 June 2017, at the Francis J. Spence Pastoral Centre, 390 Palace Road, and the topic will be “Tribunal Ministry: A Message of Hope.” with presenter Fr. James Quirk.

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.

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

TOTUS TUUS CATHOLIC SUMMER CAMP Youth in the Archdiocese of Kingston are invited to attend a week at Totus Tuus (Latin for, “Totally Yours”) Catholic Summer Camp, 9-14 July 2017, at St. Paul the Apostle Parish. The day program, for children entering grades 1-6, runs Monday-Friday, 9:00 a.m.-2:30 p.m., for $75.00/week (option for extended daycare available); teens in grades 7-12 attend Sunday-Thursday, from 7:00-9:00 p.m., for $25.00/week. To register, or for information, call 613-484-2446 or email

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