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Third Sunday in Easter

5 May 2019


“Simon son of John, do you love me?”




The risen Lord asks for our love and accepts what we can offer.  In his compassion and human understanding, he gives us space and time to grow in grace.


Todays Readings


First Reading: Acts 5:27-32, 40-41


Peter and the apostles refuse to give up preaching the Gospel.


Second Reading: Apocalypse 5:11-14


John opens a window into the mysterious glory and worship of heaven.


Gospel: John 21:1-19


Peter is asked to love Jesus in a deep and sacrificial way.




Monday, 6 May

5:15 p.m.    Ilda Simoes de Matos – Natalia & Family

Tuesday, 7 May

9:00 a.m.  Eva & Jim McLaren – Gloria McLaren

Wednesday, 8 May

9:00 a.m.  Sandra & Antonio Del Prete – Gennaro, Alberto & Family

10:30 a.m. Extendicare – Luigi Quilici – John & Jessica Benevides (moved from 20 March)

Thursday, 9 May

 9:00 a.m. Gerry Plunkett – Maureen Plunkett

Friday,  10 May

5:15  p.m.    Giovanni Circelli – The Family

Saturday, 11 May

5:15 p.m. Anthony (Toni) Ircha (36th Anniversary) – The Family

Sunday, 12 May

9:00 a.m. Teresinha Medeiros – The Family

11:00 a.m.     People of the Parish


Effective 6 May, until 9 September 2019, St. Josephs Church Mass Schedule will move to Summer Hours.  Please refer to the Masses for the Week

to view the new schedule.


NEXT WEEK 11-12 May 2019






Eucharistic Ministers





11 May

5:15 p.m.


M-A. Wojcik

S. McGrath

Deacon Wojcik


L. Bickerstaffe


I. Stewart

F. Arruda

P. Scott

R. Webb



12 May

9:00 a.m.


D. Tudin

M. Tudin

Deacon Wojcik


T. Castro


F. Cuvelier

D. Dennee

R. Emmons

S. Eves



12 May

11:00 a.m.


K. Soriano

N. Balla

Deacon Wojcik


R. Kwak


P. Tetro

G. Velasco

F. Asuncion

J. Ferreira






11 May

5:15 p.m.



12 May

9:00 a.m.



12 May

11:00 a.m.





M. Drumm

A. Lett


C. Udovc

M. Castro

R. Gumboc


M. Stabback

C. Davison

A. Doctolero


Junior Liturgy





A. Baxby

J. Williams


E. Okoduina

P. Krasna



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, especially Brian Coffey.


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.




SACRAMENT OF HOLY FIRST COMMUNION will be celebrated at the 11:00 a.m. Mass on Sunday, 5 May 2019.  Please pray for those students who will be receiving the Blessed Sacrament for the first time.


PARISH ENGAGEMENT GROUP St. Joseph’s Parish Mission Statement calls us to live the values of Christ in the wider community.  Mindful of that responsibility, the St. Joseph’s Engagement Group will be inviting all parishioners to consider participating in a number of community-based activities in the coming weeks.  The Saint Vincent de Paul Society provides an ideal opportunity to respond to this call of our faith.  If you are able to donate your time once a month or more, you are invited to be in touch with the parish office at 613-547-5004.  Volunteers are needed to work together on Friday mornings once a month for serving, meal preparation and clean-up. Training and support will be provided. Additional bulletin announcements will provide information on other opportunities for service.  Please consider participating in this opportunity to live out the Mission Statement of St. Joseph’s.  Thank you.


CATHOLIC WOMENS LEAGUE Executive Meeting will take place on Monday, 6 May 2019, at 7:00 p.m., in the parish hall.  The General Meeting will take place on Monday, 13 May 2019, at 7:00 p.m., in the parish hall.  The speaker will be Mike Gundert, Coordinator of Religious & Family Life, Algonquin Lakeshore Catholic District School Board.  He will speak on the Bishops’ Letter, Renewing the Promise: a Community that accompanies, that builds relationships, that encourages and instills hope, that forms joyful relationships.  The breaking of Bread.


HOURS OF PRAYER FOR PALLIATIVE CARE MAY 2019 St. Joseph’s Catholic Women’s League day of prayer for Palliative Care is on Tuesday, 7 May 2019, from 8:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.  All are invited to spend time in prayer throughout the 6 hours.  The 9:00 a.m. Mass will be included with our day of prayer.


  1. PAUL CATHOLIC SCHOOL invites you to their production of “Shrek Jr.” on 7 or 9 May, at 6:30 p.m., at the school, 266 McMahon Avenue. Tickets are $5.00. Call 613-542-6101 for information.


REDISCOVERING THE ART OF DYING Based on Sr. Nuala Kenny’s Workshop of October 2018 at Our Lady of Lourdes Parish.  On Thursdays, 9, 16 & 23 May 2019, after the 9:00 a.m. Mass and at 7:00 p.m., this one-hour reflection on Death & Dying in a Compassionate Community will identify Medical Assistance in Death (MAiD) as the medicalization of suffering and death and a rejection of the Paschal Mystery, the suffering, death and resurrection of Jesus.  In rejecting this response to suffering, we are challenged to be a community of justice and compassion in care for the sick, suffering and dying and protection of the vulnerable.  No registration or cost.  Coffee & tea provided.


FANCY HAT TEA PARTY St. Joseph’s Catholic Women’s League is hosting a Fancy Hat Tea Party on Saturday, 11 May 2019, from 2:00-4:00 p.m., in the parish hall, 392 Palace Road.  We will have five prizes for best hats, Door Prizes, and a Silent Auction.  Cost is $15.00 per ticket.  Advance tickets only.  Tickets may be purchased at the parish office, or at the church entrances at Mass on 4-5 May.  Join the fun.


CATHOLIC WOMENS LEAGUE thank all our members for their offerings for the Spiritual Bouquet for our Pastors.  It will be presented to them at the 11:00 a.m. Mass on 12 May.  We encourage our members to be present.

FLORES DE MAYO The Filipino Canadian Community is celebrating the 14th year of Flores de Mayo, in honour of our Blessed Mother, Mary, Sunday, 19 May 2019, here at St. Joseph’s, beginning with the Rosary at 2:00 p.m., followed by Mass at 2:30 p.m., and the Blessing of the Blessed Virgin Mary statue.  Msgr. Lynch is presiding.  All are welcome.  Reception in the parish hall after Mass.


BUILDING FUND  The monthly collection of the Building Fund will take place next weekend, 11-12 May 2019. Thank you for your support.


BIRTHRIGHT BABY BOTTLE DRIVE This year parishioners wishing to donate to the Birthright Baby Bottle Fund will be asked to sign out a baby bottle on Mother’s Day weekend and kindly return the bottle on Father’s Day weekend.  In this way, we can improve our rate of returned bottles.


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.


WORKSHOP ON PASTORAL MINISTRY The Religious Education Office of the Archdiocese of Kingston is offering a Workshop on Pastoral Ministry on Saturday, 25 May 2019, from 10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m., at St. Paul the Apostle Church hall.  This workshop is open to anyone involved in Pastoral Ministry, or Prison Ministry, or anyone who would like to learn more about the spirituality of listening and presence.  Presenter: Robert Mundle. To register, or for information, contact Gorett at 613-548-4461 ext. 112, or Mary-Jo, ext. 115.  There is no cost for this workshop; lunch is provided.


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 in the parish hall.


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 te 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.




NATIONAL MARCH FOR LIFE A bus will leave from St. Joseph’s Church parking lot for the National March for Life in Ottawa on Thursday, 9 May 2019, at 7:00 a.m.  Cost is $30.00 per person.  For information, or to reserve your seat, call

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