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Sixth Sunday of Easter

6 May 2018


What I command you is to love one another.




In these days of Easter we reflect on how the apostles grew in their awareness of the risen Lord in their lives, and we pray for the transforming power of the Holy Spirit to enable us to know that Jesus is with us today, helping us to love one another just as he has loved us.


Todays Readings


First Reading: Acts 10:25-26, 34-35, 44-48


Peter comes to know that the gift of the Holy Spirit is not limited to a select few, but is meant for all people.


Second Reading: 1 John 4:7-10


God’s love was revealed when God sent his only Son so that we could have life through him.


Gospel: John 15:9-17


The disciples are not servants but friends of Jesus whom he has chosen and sent into the world to bear fruit that will last.



Monday, 7 May

5:15 p.m.    Joe Melo – Arthur & Helen Dos Santos

Tuesday, 8 May

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

Wednesday, 9 May

9:00 a.m.  Gino Bidinost – The Family

10:30 a.m.   Extendicare – Vince Joyce – Patricia Dwyer – moved from 11 April 2018

Thursday, 10 May

9:00 a.m. Gerry Plunkett (2nd Anniversary) – Maureen Plunkett

Friday,  11 May

10:30 a.m.   School Mass – Vince Joyce – Beverley McNeil

5:15  p.m.  Anthony (Toni) Ircha (35th Anniversary) – The                      Family

Saturday, 12 May

5:15 p.m. Teresinha Medeiros – Herminio & Liseta Medeiros

Sunday, 13 May

9:00 a.m. Giovanni Circelli- The Family

11:00 a.m.   People of the Parish

NEXT WEEK – 12-13 May 2018






Eucharistic Ministers





12 May

5:15  p.m.



G. Pattenden

S. Ottenhof

Deacon Wojcik


J. Bennett


J. Garrah

P. Scott

D. Mazzolin

A. Kelly



13 May

9:00 a.m.


M-A. Wojcik

M. Cervenko

Deacon Wojcik


G. Goncalves


T. McCue

D. Neddow

T. Raine

M. Turkington



13 May

11:00 a.m.


Sr. D. Fournier

S. Broekhoven

Deacon Wojcik


K. Colwell


F. Asuncion

J. Ferreira

L. Garrett

P. Greenwood






12 May

5:15 p.m.



13 May

9:00 a.m.



13 May

11:00 a.m.





E. Drumm

M. Drumm

S. Drumm

N. Cordeiro


B. Evaristo

R. Gumboc

C. Udovc


M. Roque

C. Davison

K. Soriano








K. Turkington

T. Nguyen


D. Deptuck

A. Doctolero

G. Goncalves


Please remember in your prayers the following:  Helen Taillon; Yvonne Vickers; Kathy Veley; Tony Deodato; Ciara Ryckman; Jean Wells; Evangeline Talens; Jim McCarthy; Keith Froats; Pauline Medora; Ron Teppett; Marcus Hacault; Sheila Alarie; Millie Lane; Marie McNeil; Lauren Redwood; Judy Dowling; Harriet Hill; Jessica Gaulin; Luigi Nuvoloni; James Parsons; Robert Shaw; Shirley Adams; Taylor Emond; Steve Bruce.



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.


NEW MASS SCHEDULE – effective until 10 September 2018


Saturday:      5:15 p.m.             Mass

Sunday:       9:00 a.m., 11:00 a.m.        Mass


Recitation of the Rosary precedes morning Mass at 8:35 a.m.

Monday:      4:00-5:00 p.m.           Holy Hour

5:15 p.m.             Mass

Tuesday:      9:00 a.m.             Mass

Wednesday:     9:00 a.m.             Mass

10:30 a.m.          Mass (At  Extendicare)

Thursday:     9:00 a.m.             Mass

Friday:      4:00-5:00 p.m.        Holy Hour

5:15 p.m.             Mass

First Friday: Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament

9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.




A MESSAGE FROM THE PASTOR: You may have noticed that, on several occasions in the last few months, there have been leaks in the church roof.  The current roof has been in place for over twenty years.  After studying the situation, the parish Finance Committee has recommended the replacement of the roof for safety reasons and in order to avoid damage to the interior of the church.  The Archdiocesan Finance Committee has endorsed this recommendation.  Four companies were invited to submit bids on the project, and the bid of Amherst Roofing was accepted.  The cost for roof replacement will be $520,000.  Work will likely begin shortly and continue for a number of weeks.  Your patience and support are appreciated.


CHURCH BULLETIN ADVERTISING Liturgical Publications will soon be setting up the advertisements for our church bulletin.  The advertising will begin in July 2018 and supports the bulletin service.  Please support the bulletin and advertise your product or service.  Call Liturgical Publications at 1-800-268-2637.


SOCIAL & ECOLOGICAL JUSTICE COMMITTEE St. Joseph’s Social & Ecological Justice Committee will meet on Wednesday, 6 June 2018, at 7:00 p.m., in the sacristy.  All are welcome and encouraged to attend.


POPES PASTORAL WORKS COLLECTION A special Diocesan collection for the Pope’s Pastoral Works will be taken up this weekend, 5-6 May 2018.  This collection will be forwarded to the Archdiocese no later than 15 June 2018. Thank you.


TWELVE HOURS OF PRAYER FOR PALLIATIVE CARE The Catholic Women’s League of Canada calls all people of faith to join nationwide in Twelve Hours of Prayer for Palliative Care as a profound witness to the sanctity of life.  St. Joseph’s CWL invites all parishioners, family and friends to join them on Tuesday, 8 May 2018, from 7:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m., in the church.  Pope Francis says, “Let us not underestimate the power of so many voices united in prayer.”


FANCY HAT TEA PARTY St. Joseph’s Catholic Women’s League will be hosting the annual Fancy Hat Tea Party on Saturday, 12 May 2018, from 2:00-4:00 p.m., in the parish hall.  Advance tickets only may be picked-up at the Parish Office, Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m.-noon and 1:00-4:30 p.m., or at church entrances this weekend, 5-6 May.  Prizes will be given for Most Elegant, Most Creative and Most Colourful hats.  There will be a Silent Auction, and Door Prizes will be given out throughout the afternoon.  Tickets are $15.00, available until 9 May.  Don’t miss out on this fun event.


CATHOLIC WOMENS LEAGUE The Provincial Council is putting together a Special Bouquet for Archbishop O’Brien, our Spiritual Advisor, in honour of this 50th year of ordination to the Priesthood.  St. Joseph’s CWL is participating.  If you with to be included, please call Barbara at 613-544-4836 with your offerings.  The Executive Meeting will take place on Monday, 7 May 2018, at 7:00 p.m., and the General Meeting will take place on Monday, 13 May 2018, at 7:00 p.m., both in the parish hall.  There will be an entertainment surprise.


BUILDING FUND  The monthly collection of the Building Fund will take place next weekend, 12-13 May 2018.  Your support continues to make a difference, especially this year as we proceed to put a new roof on the church.  Thank you.


BIRTHRIGHT is celebrating Mothers’ and Fathers’ Day by distributing baby bottles on 12-13 May 2018.  To make a difference in the “Change for Life” campaign, please take a bottle, fill it with coins, paper money or cheques and return it on Fathers’ Day weekend.  If you have a bottle from last year, please return it on Fathers’ Day as well.  Donations will enable us to offer positive assistance and aid to pregnant girls and women who find themselves facing a difficult or unplanned pregnancy.


FLORES DE MAYO The Filipino Canadian Community is celebrating the 13th year of Flores de Mayo, in honour of our Blessed Mother, Mary, Sunday, 20 May 2018, 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.  Msgr. Lynch is presiding.  All are welcome.  Reception in the parish hall after Mass.


HOSPITALITY SUNDAY  will take place on Sunday, 27 May 2018, after the 9:00 & 11:00 a.m. Masses.  The gracious hosts will be the St. Thomas More Catholic School.  Please join us in the parish hall for fellowship and refreshments.




NATIONAL MARCH FOR LIFE A bus will leave Kingston on Thursday, 10 May 2018, from St. Joseph’s Church parking lot at 7:30 a.m.  Cost is $30.00 per person.  For information, or to reserve a spot, call 613-389-4472.


OPEN DOORS The Justice & Peace Commission of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Kingston and the Anglican Diocese of Ontario invites you to an evening of learning from newcomers to Canada and members of DOORS – Diocese of Ontario Refugee Support, – on Thursday, 10 May 2018, at 7:00 p.m., at 129 Wellington Street, Kingston.  To help us order refreshments, registration is appreciated, but not necessary by calling Bridget at 613-544-4525 ext, 145, or at


HOLY FAMILY PARISH FUN FAIR BAZAAR will be held on Thursday, 10 May 2018, from noon-2:30 p.m. for students and seniors, and 6:00-8:00 p.m. for general public, at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic School, 114 Wiley Street.  Featuring Jewellery Table, Treasure Chest, Books, Toys, Plants and Games, Candy and Draw Tables, Cotton Candy, Popcorn and Canteen.  There will also be Face Painting and Baking Table after 2:30 p.m.  Proceeds will support both parish and school.  For information, call Sandy at 613-548-3761.  Join us for fun, refreshments and great buys!


  1. ANDREW SCHOOL OF EVANGELIZATION “Moses: formation of liberators.” For those who have taken at least one prior course in the formation program. Come and join us as a Christian community journeying together for three days towards the Promised Land of personal liberty and community, 18-21 May 2018, at St. Mary’s Parish Centre.  Registration is $80.00 (all meals & breaks included).  Affordable accommodation is available upon request.  For information, email, or call Julie Smith at 613-770-0544.


  1. PATRICK’S CHURCH YARD SALE will take place on Saturday, 2 June 2018, from 8:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m., at 3977 Sydenham Road. Hamburgers, hotdogs, beverages, etc. Come on out!!!

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