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September 12th eBulletin

St. Joseph Roman Catholic Church

127 Liberty Street South, Bowmanville, Ontario  L1C 2P5

stjoeschurch.ca  |  [email protected]  |  Facebook  |  905-623-3233

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*** Special Notes for those worshiping with us in person ***

Face masks must be worn inside except for those with a medical exemption

See all our current policies and practices during the pandemic
Celebrate Sunday with your Children at home. Click here to enjoy a child's version of Sunday's Scriptures.

Saturday, September 11th

8:00am - Daily Mass in the church and online

for the people

8:30am - Holy Hour and World Day of Prayer for Peace

1:00pm-4:00pm - Year of St. Joseph Pilgrimage Day 

4:30pm - Sunday Mass on the grounds of St. Stephen's High School

for the people

Sunday, September 12th

9:00am - Sunday Mass in the church and online
For the soul of Frank Dowling

10:30am - Rosary in the church

11:00am - Sunday Mass in the church and online

For the soul of Ilda Fernandes

7:00pm - Sunday Mass in the church and online

Monday, September 13th

8:00am - Daily Mass in the church

for the soul of Frank Overgoor

Tuesday, September 14th

6:15pm to 6:45pm - Confessions in the church

6:30pm - Devotions in the church and online

7:00pm - Daily Mass in the church and online

For the intentions of the CWL Members 

Wednesday, September 15th

8:00am - Daily Mass in the church

Thursday, September 16th

8:00am - Daily Mass in the church

Friday, September 17th

8:00am - Daily Mass in the church and online

8:30am - noon - Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament in the Church

Saturday, September 18th

8:00am - Daily Mass in the church and online

3:45pm to 4:15pm - Confessions in the church

4:30pm - Sunday Mass on the grounds of St. Stephen's High School

Sunday, September 19th

9:00am - Sunday Mass in the church and online
For the soul of Maria Osika

10:30am - Rosary in the church

11:00am - Sunday Mass in the church and online

For the soul of Ahlonsou Paul

7:00pm - Sunday Mass in the church and online

For the people


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You're invited to celebrate the Year of St. Joseph on September 11th on the grounds of St. Stephen Catholic High School,

300 Scugog Street, Bowmanville


   Free BBQ, games, prizes

A priest is available for Confession


Mass with our Bishop and the Litany of Saint Joseph  

Welcome to the Table of the Lord!

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We congratulate those children
who receive their First Holy Communion this Sunday!

Matthew, Alvin, Czarina, Elin, Anthony Manuel, Cody & Avery

They've worked hard to prepare for this Sacrament and we are very happy to welcome them to the Table of Our Lord!

Start Preparing for First Reconciliation and First Communion

To accommodate the busy schedules of families, especially during the uncertainties of the pandemic, preparation for First Reconciliation and First Communion this year happens at home at whatever pace parents feel comfortable with.

Learn more, sign up and begin any time!
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Congratulations to our Confirmandi!

This weekend some young members of our parish will receive the Sacrament of Confirmation:

Avery, Nora, Frances, Brooke & Alena

Keep them in your prayers!

Start preparing for Confirmation
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Before Jesus was put to death, He promised His followers that He would send His Spirit to comfort and strengthen them. The Sacrament of Confirmation is the final Sacrament of initiation, an excellent time for a young Catholic and their family to grow in faith and renew their Catholic commitment. At St. Joseph Church, those Catholics who are in grade seven or older are invited to begin the preparation process for receiving the Sacrament of Confirmation.

Learn more or sign up by visiting our website.

Signup closes on September 30th.

Join a Confirmation Preparation live Info-Stream on Wednesday, September 22nd at 6:30pm.

Please keep in your thoughts and prayers...

those who have died, especially...
Frances Logan, Eyral Yap Rubejes, 

Arthur Gauthier and Ronald Baron

and those who are sick, especially...
Larry Trimble, Jhoan & Erika, Ian Hope
Mary Eileen Moffitt, Janine DeCastro
Eileen Waite, Annie Maas, Eddie Kolodziejcak
Catherine O'Carroll and Soledad R Cortez

Jesus, Our Lord, we ask you to have mercy on all who are sick. Give them your strength and love and help them carry this cross with faith. May their sufferings be one with yours, overcome the power of evil and lead others to our Father in Heaven. Lord Jesus, hear our prayer, for you are Lord forever and ever. Amen.

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Have a name to add to this list?

Request Prayers

Let us pray for one another

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We are brothers and sisters in Christ who help and support each other even through our prayers. Every one of us could use extra spiritual support and prayers. Our new Parish Prayer Board found just outside the Adoration Chapel offers a place to leave your prayers. Consider also taking a prayer and join it to your own.

See you at the movies

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After a long week it's time to relax, find the coziest blanket and join us under the stars to watch an all-ages family friendly movie.

Friday, September 17th at 7:30pm in the church parking lot.

$1 snacks, or feel free to bring you own.

Bring a chair or watch from the comfort of your vehicle.

Masks are required when proper social distancing cannot be maintained.

Exercise Group

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These functional exercises are geared to assist seniors (both men and women) in the activities of daily living. You will work on upper and lower body strengthening, flexibility, balance and coordination (there is no floor or mat work). You work at your own pace -all levels of ability can be accomodated so if you need to be seated, exercises will be modified for you. All you need is a pair of non slip shoes and a water bottle. (And now, of course, a mask) So come out, get active and feel great!

Instructors of this program, trained by the Victoria Order of Nurses, have led the program for years.

There is no cost.

Join in the parish hall every Tuesday morning 10-11am.

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Voting like a Catholic

How fortunate we are to live in a nation that gives all citizens the opportunity to participate in the governance of our country through an electoral process. The issues, politics, politicians, platforms, and campaigns can confuse and make it hard to know how to vote.

Of course, our Church doesn't dictate who anyone should vote for but does encourage all to get involved in every election. Finding it hard to decide? Here's some resources that may help:

Platforms ComparedGuide to Voting like a CatholicMore Election Resources

Special Presentation for the 2021 Election

On September 20, Canadians will vote and collectively choose our next federal government. Full engagement by informed, prayerful Catholic voters discerning their vote through Gospel values and Catholic social teaching can have a tremendous influence on our country. How do we do this? How do we approach the process of determining who we will vote for in a Catholic way, as loving disciples of Christ?

This Friday, September 17th at 7pm, Sacred Heart College will host a webinar led by Brendan Steven and Matthew Marquardt, respectively the Executive Director and the President of Catholic Conscience, to discuss how Catholics can inform themselves about the relevant issues, explore Catholic social teaching and its relevance for our country today, and become energized and engaged participants in Canadian democracy as Catholic voters and citizens. After the presentation, Brendan and Matthew will answer questions. To learn more about Catholic Conscience—a lay apostolate whose mission is nurturing Catholic civic and political engagement through Catholic social teaching—visit www.CatholicConscience.org.

Register for the Webinar here

Knights of Columbus

2021 Ontario Charities

50/50 Online Raffle

In support of the Ontario Charities Foundation and the charitable works of Knights of Columbus Councils

Jackpot draw: Sept 30th, 2021

Early Bird Draw on September 1st
for: 1st: $500, 2nd and 3rd: $250

Supporting our parish

Regular offerings for our parish can be put in the offering box in the church or in the mail slot of the parish office.

See more ways to support our parish at give.stjoeschurch.ca!

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