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October 10th 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.

Thursday, October 7th

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

7:00pm - Marian Prayer and Rosary
for the Feast of Our Lady of the Holy Rosary 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

Monday, October 11th

9:00am - Daily Mass in the church

for the soul of Edward Ped Slavin

Tuesday, October 12th

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 Evelyn Thomas

Wednesday, October 13th

8:00am - Daily Mass in the church

for the soul of Antonio Iantomasi

Thursday, October 14th

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

Friday, October 15th 

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

for the soul of Dansou Paul Ahlonsou

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

Saturday, October 16th

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

for the intentions of those who serve our parish

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

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

for the soul of Robert Hogan

Sunday, October 17th

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 Alvaro & Maria Jeronimo

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

for the people

Marian Prayer Service and Rosary for the Feast of Our Lady of the Holy Rosary

To honour Our Lady of the Holy Rosary on her feast day, the Knights of Columbus will lead a Rosary and prayer service on Thursday, October 7th at 7pm in the church and online.

Together, let us ask our Spiritual Mother, Queen of Heaven and Earth to intercede on our behalf.

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Oh behalf of your Pastoral Team we wish you and your loved ones a safe and 

Happy Thanksgiving!

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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.

However...

As of 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.

New Diocese of Peterborough Vaccine Policy for Clergy, Staff, Vendors and Volunteers

Following the directions of the Provincial Government, the Diocese of Peterborough has released a COVID Vaccination Policy for clergy, staff, vendors and volunteers. Find the policy on the COVID 19 webpage.

All who serve our parish as volunteers are invited to a discussion on Saturday, October 16th at 8:45am in the church and online. We'll discuss how the new policy may affect our ministry. The discussion is preceded by a Mass offered for the intentions of those who serve our parish at 8:00am. 

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Welcome to the Table of the Lord!

We congratulate those children
who receive their

First Holy Communion this Sunday!

Janice, Jayron, Joenna and Marshall

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

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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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Thank you for discerning your call, Peter Lukow

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

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.

Please keep in your thoughts and prayers...

those who have died, especially...
Eddy Al-Makdesy

Msgr. John Wannamaker

Eileen Waite
Marion Aylward

and those who are sick, especially...
John and Ruth Lawson

Michael Boyd Jr.

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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Put your empty bottles to good use

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Each year, the Knights of Columbus give thousands of dollars away to different charities and special needs. Much of what is given comes from an ongoing bottle collection program that everyone can participate in.

Knowing how this program helps many, the Knights of Columbus are grateful to all those who support this effort especially during the challenges of the past year when some traditional sources of revenue have been interrupted. A single bottle may not seem like a lot, but every bit of assistance helps sponsor worthy causes.

Empties can be put into the collection box found at the rear of our church beneath the red stairs any time. Vivat Jesus and God Bless.

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: December 31, 2021

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

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Womens' Fall Retreat

The 12th Annual Women’s Fall Retreat, “Be Encouraged”, will be held by Zoom on Saturday, October 23, 2021, from 9am - 3pm. Women of all ages are invited to a day of encouraging talks, inspirational music, breakout sessions, and Holy Mass celebrated by Fr. Brian McNally. Laura O’Reilly, from the Archdiocese of Ottawa-Cornwall, will be our speaker.


The cost for the day is $30. Further queries can be directed to Diane Melanson-Howe at 613-992-4693.

Learn More or Register
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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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