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The Most Holy Body & Blood of Christ
29 May 2016

“Give them something to eat yourselves.”


Jesus himself is our food of life. We depend on so many material things for our human existence, but the bread of life, Jesus himself, is what sustains us at a depth nothing else can measure up to or compete with.

Today’s Readings

First Reading: Genesis 14:18-20

Melchizedek, as priest of God Most High, brings bread and wine.

Second Reading: 1 Corinthians 11:23-26

Jesus offers his disciples bread and wine as a memorial of himself.

Gospel: Luke 9:11-17

Jesus blesses the loaves and fish and hands them to his disciples to distribute among the crowd.


Monday, 30 May
5:15 p.m. June Sears – The Family
Tuesday, 31 May
9:00 a.m. Ernest Cupido – David Cupido
Wednesday, 1 April
9:00 a.m. Margaret Anne Fowler – Myra Heer
10:30 a.m. Extendicare – John McCarthy – St. Joseph’s Choir
Thursday, 2 April
9:00 a.m. Sandra & Antonio Del Prete – Gennaro, Alberto & Maria Del Prete
Friday, 3 April
10:00 a.m. Kingsdale Château – Living & Deceased Members of the Fisher & Blacklock Families – Vivian Blacklock
5:15 p.m. Margaret Carey – Catherine Edwards
Saturday, 4 April
5:15 p.m. Alfred Pallister – The Family
Sunday, 5 April
9:00 a.m. Corrie Van de Ven – Cathy Vanden Tillaart
11:00 a.m. People of the Parish


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.
NEXT WEEK – 4-5 June 2016

Eucharistic Ministers

4 June
5:15 p.m.
Sr. L. Kearney
E. D’Abreo
T. Murphy
L. McKeown
F. Carter
A. Kelly
R. Lachance
P. Scott

5 June
9:00 a.m.
D. Tudin
M. Tudin
Dcn. Wojcik
M. Cervenko
T. Raine
M. Turkington
R. Audet
F. Cuvelier

5 June
11:00 a.m.
A. Gerretsen
J. Gerretsen
P. Goudreau
M. Foley
J. Scott
M. Strong
P. Tetro
F. Asuncion



4 June
5:15 p.m.
E. Drumm
M. Drumm
F. Cao



5 June
9:00 a.m.
T. Francis
B. Evaristo
A. Cantarutti
C. Cantarutti
T. Nguyen
J. Tse


5 June
11:00 a.m.
K. Rances
K. Rances
K. Rances
M. Roque
D. Ciersarik
Y. Kwak

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.

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.

Effective 21 May 2016, we have resumed our Summer Mass Schedule. 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 have been rescheduled. Office staff have attempted to contact those involved; but, if you have any questions, please contact the parish office at 613-547-5004.


YEAR OF MERCY VOLUNTEER POSITIONS In this Year of Mercy, St. Joseph’s Parish will be showcasing a variety of volunteer possibilities.

RIDEAUCREST HOME – Volunteers(13+ years) are needed for various services. Volunteer packages are available at the front desk. Located at 175 Rideau Street, the city’s long-term care facility volunteer program augments the services of the staff, to provide enhanced quality of life for its residents. Shifts are usually 3.5 hours, working in pairs. Contact Sheila Thompson at 613-530-2818×4225, or, for information.

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.

HOSPITALITY SUNDAY The next Hospitality Sunday will take place this 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. Please join us.

CATHOLIC WOMEN’S LEAGUE The last Executive Meeting before summer is on Monday, 6 June 2016, at 7:00 p.m., in the parish hall.

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.

ST.MAXIMILIAN KOLBE RELIC COMES TO CANADA on Monday, 30 May 2016, at St. John the Apostle Church, 88 Patrick Street, at 7:00 p.m. Mass, followed by a Prayer Service with the veneration of the relic. The relic will be available for veneration on Tuesday, 31 May 2016, from 1:30-7:00 p.m., as well. Also, at Holy Family Church, 200 Weller Avenue, on Wednesday, 1 June 2016, at 7:00 p.m. Mass, followed by a Prayer Service with veneration of the relic. The relic will remain at Holy Family Church until Thursday, 2 June 2016, at 5:00 p.m.

JUBILEE OF PRIESTS On Thursday, 2 June 2016, at 4:00 p.m., you are invited to join the priests of the Archdiocese at St. Mary’s Cathedral, Kingston, for a Holy Hour and Eucharistic Adoration in celebration of the Jubilee of Priests. This event coincides with the Day of Prayer for the Sanctification of Priests, which is observed each year on or near the Feast of the Sacred Heart of Jesus. The event at the Cathedral on 2 June takes place at the same time as the celebration of the Jubilee of Priests in Rome (1-3 June).

BLESSED SACRAMENT HAM DINNER on Saturday, 5 June 2016, at 5:30 p.m., 3 Briscoe Street, for a home-style ham dinner. No tickets at the door; call Shirley or Gordon at 613-389-9810 to purchase. Adults & Teens: $10.00; Children 6-12: $4.00; under 6: Free. Family (2 adults + 3 or more children under 13): $30.00

ST. EDWARD & ST. COLUMBANUS MISSION with Fr. Dan Cambra, MIC, from 5-8 June 2016. Several parishes in the Archdiocese have scheduled Fr. Cambra for parish missions. He is a member of the Marians of the Immaculate Conception who are in charge of the Divine Mercy Shrine in Stockbridge, Massachusetts. He is a gifted preacher who has presented missions in a multitude of parishes. The mission begins on 5 June, with Fr. Cambra preaching at all parish Masses, and continues with evening mission gatherings Sunday-Wednesday, starting at 6:30 p.m. (5-6 June at St. Edward, 7-8 June at St. Columbanus). Book this into your schedules. Invite your family and friends. A great opportunity for the faith renewal in the Year of Mercy!!! There will also be opportunities for confession.

SUMMER SCHOOL FOR LITURGICAL MUSICIANS & PARISH INITIATION LEADERS will take place 17-20 July 2016, at the Chancery Office, Hamilton. An excellent event for clergy and lay people working in sacramental preparation for Baptism, First Communion, Confirmation, RCIA, but also for Parish Musicians and others who wish to develop/enhance their skills to provide leadership in liturgical ministries and faith formation. Please visit or call 613-548-4461.

SUMMER CAMP FOR GIRLS Camp Camino is offering a camp for young women (ages 10-13 & 14-16) 13-19 August 2016, at Providence Point, Lanark. The camp offers daily Mass, sports, games, bonfires and a whole lot more. Check out our video and early registration offers at

142nd ANNUAL PILGRIMAGE to the Shrines of Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupré and Cap-de-la-Madeleine from the Arch(dioceses) of Ottawa, Gatineau, Pembroke, Mont-Laurier, Alexandria/Cornwall and Kingston on13-14 August 2016. Visit and pray at the Door of Mercy. For information and reservations, call Mike Budge at 613-224-8110, or visit Space is limited; recommended you reserve early.

PROVIDENCE MANOR VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES Providence Manor needs volunteers to assist Roman Catholic Residents with their spiritual needs in the following way: a male volunteer to assist a retired priest to attend Mass in the Home; volunteers to assist residents going to and from Mass on Tuesday; and be part of the Extraordinary Minister team for the distribution of the Holy Communion. Please call 613-548-7222 x 3141 for information.

MEALS ON WHEELS PROGRAM provides nutritious hot and/or frozen meals to seniors, the physically and mentally challenged and people recovering from illness or injury. The meals contribute to people’s health and enable them to remain independent in their homes. Hot meals are available Monday through Friday at a cost of $6.25 (Subsidy available for those who qualify) and are delivered between 11:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. Please call 613-634-0123 for information.