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Fourth Sunday of Easter
7 May 2017

“The one who enters through the gate is the shepherd of the flock.”


The Lord is a shepherd and he calls and cares for each one of us. We, too, are called to be shepherds and care for one another.

Today’s Readings

First Reading: Acts 2:14, 36-41

In a loud voice, Peter proclaims that the one who was crucified is the Christ.

Second Reading: 1 Peter 2:20-25

Christ Jesus leaves an example. Through his wounds we are healed.

Gospel: John 10:1-10

Jesus uses the images of shepherd, sheep and sheepfold to show his love for us.


Monday, 8 May
9:00 a.m. Deceased Members of the Powers Family – Frank & Lorraine Carter
5:15 p.m. Intentions of Iria Casquilho – Nubelia Rosner
Tuesday, 9 May
9:00 a.m. Michael Leo Jewitt and Deceased Members of the Jewitt Family – The Estate
5:15 p.m. Gerry Plunkett (1st Anniversary) – Maureen Plunkett
Wednesday, 10 May
9:00 a.m. Dolly Plunkett (1st Anniversary) – Catherine Hefferon
10:30 a.m. Extendicare – Manuel Raposo – Bernadette Burgess
5:15 p.m. Forgotten Souls in Purgatory – Chris Jones & Family
Thursday, 11 May
9:00 a.m. Anthony (Tony) Ircha (34th Anniversary) – The Family
5:15 p.m. Evelyn Meisenheimer – Rose Lecomte
Friday, 12 May
9:00 a.m. Deceased Members of the Bidinost Family – Mrs. Bidinost
10:30 a.m. School Mass – Deceased Members of the Bolton Family – St. Paul School Council
5:15 p.m. Harry Ottenhof – Steve & Mary
Saturday, 13 May
9:00 a.m. Kelly Gerard Leclair – Krasna Family
5:15 p.m. William (Bill) Monk (3rd Anniversary) – Anna Monk
Sunday, 14 May
9:00 a.m. Teresinha Medeiros – Antonio Medeiros
11:00 a.m. People of the Parish

NEXT WEEK – 13-14 May 2017
Eucharistic Ministers

13 May
5:15 p.m.

B. Greigson
M-A. Wojcik
Deacon Wojcik
L. McKeown
J. Garrah
A. Kelly
R. Lachance
D. Mazzolin

14 May
9:00 a.m.
D. Tudin
A. MacKinnon
Deacon Wojcik
M. Tudin
R. Audet
F. Cuvelier
D. Dennee
R. Emmons

14 May
11:00 a.m.
A. Gerretsen
G. Lesperance
Deacon Wojcik
J. Gerretsen
F. Asuncion
J. Ferreira
L. Garrett
P. Greenwood
13 May
5:15 p.m.

14 May
9:00 a.m.
14 May
11:00 a.m.
E. Drumm
M. Drumm
A. Cantarutti
C. Cantarutti
T. Francis
B. Evaristo
M. Sutton
K. Rances
K. Rances
K. Rances
M. Roque

Junior Liturgy

S. Hartwick
T. Nguyen
A. Fraser
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; Irene Smith; 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, especially Hermina Lawlor; Rita Witjes.

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.


FIRST COMMUNION Please pray for the children receiving First Communion this Sunday, 7 May 2017, at 2:00 p.m. We congratulate the First Communicants, thank the parents and family for their cooperation, and express appreciation to the teachers and members of the team who helped prepare for this milestone in the faith-life of these little ones.

CHURCH BULLETIN ADVERTISING Liturgical Publications will soon be setting up the advertisements for our church bulletin. The advertising will begin in July 2017 and supports the bulletin service. Please support the bulletin and advertise your product or service. Call us at 1-800-268-2637.

CATHOLIC WOMEN’S LEAGUE The General meeting will take place on Monday, 8 May 2017, at 7:00 p.m., in the parish hall. To recognize the 2017 Catholic Education Week’s theme, “Walking Forward Together,” students and staff of St. Thomas More Catholic School will make a presentation to the CWL members on how attending a Catholic school makes a difference in, and influences, their lives. Our speakers will be Tanya Garrah and Sandra Fragoso, both teachers from St. Thomas More. All women 16+ are welcome to join us.

BIRTHRIGHT – “CHANGE FOR LIFE” baby bottle drive takes place on Mother’s Day weekend. Last year, St. Joseph’s Parish donated $2252.00 to help our pregnant moms and babies. Out of 128 bottles which were distributed, 58 were returned, which means there are still 67 bottles left to be returned. If you have a baby bottle from last year, we would love to get it back so that we can use it this year. Each one costs $2.00, and we are hoping not to have to purchase many replacement bottles. Thank you.

5TH ANNUAL FANCY HAT TEA PARTY St. Joseph’s Catholic Women’s League will be hosting the Annual Fancy Hat Tea Party on Saturday, 13 May, from 2:00-4:00 p.m. Limited tickets are on sale until Wednesday, 10 May. Drop by the parish office Monday-Friday, 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m., to purchase your tickets. Please state any dietary needs upon purchase. Start looking around to buy or create your crowning glory and win prizes for the Most Creative, Most Colourful and Most Elegant fancy hat! There will be a silent auction and door prizes called throughout. Only $12 per person or $45 for a table of 4. Don’t miss out on this fun event! A great way to celebrate Mother’s Day.

BUILDING FUND The monthly collection of the Building Fund will take place next weekend, 13-14 May 2017. Your support continues to make a difference. Thank you.

CREATION SERIES “The earth is the Lord’s and all that is in it, the world, and those who live in it” (Psalm 24:1). What kind of world do we leave to those who come after us, to children now growing up? Beginning 4 May and ending 15 June, please join us on Thursdays, after the 9:00 a.m. Mass and at 7:00 p.m. (Except for the evening of 18 May) in the parish hall. We will be showing and discussing the 6-part DVD series created by Salt + Light Television. Coffee & tea will be provided. Alice Gazeley and Deacon Bob Wojcik will be your hosts for these one-hour sessions. There is no cost, nor is registration required. Please join us.

FLORES DE MAYO The Filipino Canadian Community is celebrating the 12th year of Flores de Mayo, in honour of our Blessed Mother, Mary, Sunday, 21 May 2017, 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. Rev. Msgr. Joseph Lynch is presiding. All are welcome. Reception in the parish hall after Mass.

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 Pawling at 613-547-2685.


NATIONAL MARCH FOR LIFE IN OTTAWA A bus will leave Kingston on Thursday, 11 May 2017, at 7:30 a.m., from St. Joseph’s parking lot. Cost is $30.00 per person. For information, or to reserve a seat, call 613-389-4472.

“MUSICAL FRIENDS & NEW FRIENDS” A concert of Canadian folk, jazz & pop tunes, in support of the Anglican-Roman Catholic Cooperative sponsorship of our sponsored Syrian refugee family, on Saturday, 13 May 2017, at 7:30 p.m., at Christ Church Cataraqui Hall (990 Sydenham Road). Adults: $20; Students: $10; Family: $45; tickets are available at Christ Church Cataraqui, or at St. Thomas Anglican Church, 130 Lakeview, and at the door.

“HISTORY OF SALVATION – OUR SALVATION STORY” This course, presented by the St. Andrew School of Evangelization, runs from Friday night, 19 May, to Monday afternoon, 22 May, at St. Mary’s Parish Centre, 260 Brock Street. Cost is $75.00. You may register at, by email at, or by calling Laura McAleer at 613-929-2430. If this is your first experience of the St. Andrew School of Evangelization, please email to help you discern if this course will meet your expectations.

60TH ANNIVERSARY Please join us as we celebrate the 60th Anniversary of Father Peter Murphy’s Ordination, on Monday, 22 May 2017, at St. Patrick’s Church, 179 West Street, Napanee. Mass in the church at 3:00 p.m., followed immediately by a reception in the hall until 6:00 p.m.

SUNDAY, 7 MAY 2017

Eternal God, bless Your Church with holy and faithful Priests, Deacons, Brothers and Sisters.
Give those You have called to the married state and those You have chosen to live as single persons in the world, the special graces that their lives require.
Form us all in the likeness of Your Son so that in Him, with Him and through Him we may love You more deeply and serve You more faithfully, always and everywhere.
We ask this through Christ our Lord. Amen.

For more information on religious vocations, visit our Archdiocese of Kingston Vocation Office website at