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September 26th 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 25th

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

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

4:30pm - Daily Mass in the church and online

Sunday, September 26th

9:00am - Sunday Mass in the church and online

10:30am - Rosary in the church

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

for the people

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

Monday, September 27th

8:00am - Daily Mass in the church

Tuesday, September 28th

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

Wednesday, September 29th

8:00am - Daily Mass in the church

for the celebration of Father Isaac's Birthday

Our Parish Office will be Closed on Thursday, September 30th  
for the National Day of Truth and Reconciliation 

Thursday, September 30th

8:00am - Daily Mass in the church

6:30pm - Prayer Service for Truth and Reconciliation and Guest Speaker
in the church and online

Friday, October 1st 

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

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

Saturday, October 2nd

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

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

4:30pm -Sunday Mass in the church and online 

Sunday, October 3rd

9:00am - Sunday Mass in the church and online

10:30am - Rosary in the church

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

For the deceased members of the Knights of Columbus 6361

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

Vaccine Passports

Proof of COVID vaccination will not be required to enter the church for worship services (Mass). Though social distancing and face coverings are still required.


Beginning on September 22nd, those attending events or meetings in our parish meeting spaces (halls or sacristy) will be required to provide proof of full COVID vaccination or a letter of exemption from a doctor.

Of course, those attending events or meetings in our parish hall are still required to provide contact tracing details, maintain social distancing and wear a face covering.

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Ministry Fair

After the 4:30pm Mass on Saturday as well as the 9am and 11am Masses on Sunday morning, stop by the parking lot for the Ministry Fair.

Thanks to the Knights of Columbus,
free BBQ hamburgers and hotdogs will be cooked up for all who come.

Be sure to also check out and speak with the many representatives who serve in our parish to learn about their ministry and how you can get involved.

Truth and Reconciliation

Prayer, talk and Q & A

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Please  join us

Thursday, September 30th

St. Joseph Church recognizes our new holiday with a prayer service and guest speaker. At 6:30pm, join a prayer service for Truth and Reconciliation.

Following the prayers, all are welcome to a presentation and discussion on how we can protect water as a human right, shared commons and sacred gift.

This will help build awareness for the challenges many communities in our nation face in obtaining access to clean drinking water. The discussion will be led by Paul Baines, coordinator for the CSJ Blue Community.

Participate online or in person.

Learn More


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

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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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.

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Thank you for discerning your call, Peter Lukow

Seminarian Peter Lukow will be ordained to the Transitional Diaconate by Bishop Daniel Miehm on the Feast of St. Therese, Friday Oct. 1st at 7PM at St. Therese Church in Courtice. This is the final step in Peter’s formation before he is ordained to the priesthood in the spring.

Due to COVID restrictions, attendance at the ordination is by invite only. A link to watch the ordination will be available on the Diocese of Peterborough website.

As Peter takes this step, please keep him in your prayers!

Thanksgiving Drive-by Food Drive

for the St. Vincent de Paul Food Bank

Saturday, October 2nd, 2021, 1-4pm

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Help keep our food bank stocked and feed our community!

Items needed:

Sidekicks | Hamburger Helper | Cookies | Kraft Dinner | Pasta Sauce
Large Juice | Juice Boxes | Canned Soup | Chunky Soup/Chilli | Snack Items

All non-perishable items and financial donations welcome
including Walmart Gift Cards!
Please check the expiry dates before donating.

Donate online
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Let’s put People and Planet First with Development and Peace

In Canada, most people can speak out freely when injustice is committed. In many countries of the Global South, however, communities are threatened when they seek to protect their rights, especially their right to a healthy environment. This climate of insecurity is often fueled by the presence and influence of corporations, some of which are Canadian. Undaunted, many vulnerable communities fight courageously to defend their rights, their lands and the environment against corporate harm.

This year, Development and Peace’s People and Planet First campaign invites you to stand in solidarity with them and celebrate their work!

To learn more about the campaign, join us for an in introductory virtual workshop from

9:30am – 12:30pm on October 2

You can register here. The campaign poster and other resources are available for download on Development and Peace’s website for promotion! 

For more information, contact: Dean Dettloff at [email protected] or visit https://www.devp.org/en/campaign/people-planet-first/

To get involved with Development and Peace  

 Contact: Donna Modeste 

 Email: [email protected].

Life Chain 2021

Sunday, October 3rd, 2-4pm

Corner of King and Liberty

Life Chain is held simultaneously in more than 200 locations across Canada each year. Life Chain is an easy way to join others in peacefully expressing our belief in the sanctity of life. Participants simply stand on the sidewalk with others. The organizer will provide a non-graphic sign to hold, and you may pray silently for an end to abortion and for those affected by it. Feel free to bring a chair, a coffee and good spirits.

Please keep in your thoughts and prayers...

those who have died, especially...
Eileen Waite, Marion Aylward,

 Frances Logan, Ronald Baron
and Eyral Yap Rubejes

and those who are sick, especially...
Eddie Kolodziejcak, Mary Eileen Moffitt
Janine DeCastro, Annie Maas, Catherine O'Carroll
Soledad R Cortez, Jozsef Vincze
Mary Hofbauer, and Wynona Terry

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
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Joe Jordan Presents

Stress Free Retirement Planning

Join us for an informative online presentation by inspirational speaker, behavioral finance expert and brother Knight, Joe Jordan. Joe will discuss “Stress Free Retirement Planning,” including how to plan for your financial future and a secure retirement. His talk will give you new insights into your financial affairs without losing sight of your faith and values.

Sponsored by Your Knights of Columbus Mullin Agency Date: September 29, 2021
Time: 7:00pm

Register Here
Supporting our parish

Regular offerings for our parish can be put in the mail slot of the parish office.

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

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