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October 3rd 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, October 2nd

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

for the soul of Msgr. John Wannamaker

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

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

for the special intentions of Arthur Elgar 

Sunday, October 3rd

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

for the people

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

Monday, October 4th

8:00am - Daily Mass in the church

for the soul of Antonio Iantomasi

Tuesday, October 5th

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 soul of Rita Hogan

Wednesday, October 6th

8:00am - Daily Mass in the church

Thursday, October 7th

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

Friday, October 8th 

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

for the soul of Ninfa Herico Acosta

8:30am to 9:30am - Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament in the Church

Saturday, October 9th

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

for the soul of Msgr. John Wannamaker

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

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

for the Celebration of Phil and Biola d'Entremont's 60th Wedding Anniversary 

Sunday, October 10th

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

for the soul of Effie and Stephen Beshara

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

for the people

Proof of COVID 19 vaccination will not be required to enter the church for worship services (Mass). Though social distancing and face coverings are still required.

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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.

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

We Observe Truth and Reconciliation

To observe the day for Truth and Reconciliation, many gathered in our church for some prayer and to welcome a guest speaker, Paul Baines, speak about the challenges many communities face in accessing clean drinking water.

Let us continue to pray that our efforts, prayers and thoughts today plant seeds that lead to true Truth and Reconciliation.

Pray along and watch the discussion
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Our Bishops Continue Working For Truth and Reconciliation Too

The Catholic Bishops of Canada gathered in Plenary last week and issued an unequivocal apology for the Church’s role in the residential school system and the suffering of Indigenous Peoples in Canada. The Bishops are profoundly saddened by the residential school  legacy and are fully committed to working with Indigenous Peoples and communities across the country to support healing and reconciliation. Further, the Bishops acknowledge the grave abuses that were committed by some members of the Catholic community; physical, psychological, emotional, spiritual, cultural, and sexual.

As a tangible expression of their commitment to walk with the Indigenous Peoples of this land along the pathway of hope, our Bishops have made a nationwide collective financial commitment to support healing and reconciliation initiatives for residential school survivors, their families and communities.
With a target of $30 million over five years, this will include initiatives in every region of the country. Efforts will be informed by a meaningful conversation with the Indigenous Peoples with whom we share the land.

See the official apology from the CCCBSee the pledge from the CCCB
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As we end the Season of Creation, let’s pray for social and environmental justice

The Season of Creation, which lasts from September 1 to October 4, is a time for the global Christian family to unite in prayer and action for the Earth, our shared home. This year, in the face of continuing environmental destruction, Development and Peace’s People and Planet First campaign is seeking to ensure that Canada and Canadian corporations are not complicit in any violations of the rights of the people and the planet while operating abroad.

To learn more about the campaign and to pray and act for the preservation of Creation, visit Development and Peace’s new website. There, you will find a multitude of resources to help you live the Season of Creation to the fullest and to mobilize for putting people and planet first. Especially take a look at our compilation of prayers celebrating the Earth and invoking its protection! Visit https://devp.org/en for more. To get involved with Development and Peace, contact Donna Modeste at [email protected].

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Please keep in your thoughts and prayers...

those who have died, especially...
Eileen Waite, Marion Aylward, 
and Eyral Yap Rubejes

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

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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Thank you for discerning your call, Peter Lukow

Seminarian Peter Lukow was ordained a Transitional Deacon by Bishop Daniel Miehm on the Feast of St. Therese, Friday Oct 1st 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.

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!

Celebrating New Life through Baptism
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Congratulations to Reid, Benjamin and Alaia who will be Baptized at St. Joseph Church this weekend!

Keep them in your prayers

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.

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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