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November 21st 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

Proof of COVID 19 vaccination will not be required to worship with us

Those joining us are asked to keep a 2m distance from other households

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, November 20th

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

for the soul of Robert Hogan

Sunday, November 21st

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

for the soul of Javier Tapang

10:30am - Rosary in the church

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

for the soul of Werner Ruthard

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

for the people

Monday, November 22nd

8:00am - Daily Mass in the church

for the soul of Antonio Iantomasi

Tuesday, November 23rd

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 Catholic Women's League members

Wednesday, November 24th

8:00am - Daily Mass in the church

Thursday, November 25th

8:00am - Daily Mass in the church

for the soul of Antonio Iantomasi

Friday, November 26th

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

for the soul of Joseph McCormick

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

Saturday, November 27th

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

1:00pm to 4:00pm - Food Drive in parking lot

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

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

for the soul of Francois Patronion

5:30pm - Blessing of outdoor Nativity

Sunday, November 28th

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

for the soul of Antonio Iantomasi

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

for the souls of Alfred Mascarenhas, Neil Correa

Celebrating New Life through Baptism
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Congratulations to Eva and Nolan who will be Baptized at St. Joseph Church this weekend!

Keep them in your prayers

Snow is coming!

Help keep the walkways of our church safe and clear!

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Looking to earn a few extra dollars this winter? A position is now open for a seasonal snow removal technician. The individual hired for this job will be responsible for keeping the steps and walkways of our church clear of snow and ice. This will involve shovelling, operating a two stage snow blower, spreading salt and sand where necessary and keeping a log. Salt, sand and all tools and equipment will be provided. Hours will vary depending on weather, but it is critical that steps and walkways be clear before all events held in our church. Potential candidates for this position will need to have received two doses of the COVID-19 vaccine or submit a weekly rapid test.

Up to the job? Submit a resume to Fr. Craig by Monday, November 29th. Resumes can be dropped off through the mail slot of the office or emailed to Fr. Craig.

To help your family celebrate at home this season...

Family Advent Wreath

"Take Home Kit"

Please visit the parish office to purchase your 

Make at Home Advent Wreath.

Parish Office Hours:

Tuesday 2:00pm-7:00pm

Thursday 8:30am-1:30pm

Wire frame $10.00

Candles only $10.00

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Lakeridge Heath Bowmanville

Toiletry Drive

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Drop off Toiletry Drive for Lakeridge Health Bowmanville

Many hospitals have deemed toiletry items as non-essential, often leaving hospitalized patients without the necessary items for personal hygiene. Hospital staff are appealing to you to help us fill this need. Any toiletry items for our patients, from shampoo, conditioner and body wash, to denture tablets, lip balm, and deodorant, are very welcome

Drop off box inside the front doors of the church this weekend 

(November 21st)

Your generosity and kindness are greatly appreciated.

    What a wonderful way to start off the Advent Season, by spreading your love for neighbour. God Bless, from staff and patients of Lakeridge Health Bowmanville

    Help Share the Good News!

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    St. Joseph Church works hard to plant the good seeds of the Good News. But lots of help is needed! See how you might help with the mission of the disciples.


    2021-2023 Synod for a Synodal Church

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    Pope Francis has announced that in preparation for the next Synod of Bishops, there will be a worldwide conversation in the Church or a "synod" about community, engaged participation, and the mission of evangelization. This conversation will follow a two-year path and involve the People of God - everyone, everywhere. All are invited to join in prayer as we begin this synodal conversation and unite it with the Diocesan Pastoral Planning Process.

    Through a survey inviting input from all the People of God, an ongoing conversation will help form pastoral priorities within our Church.

    Help out and have your say by participating in the survey

    Join the conversation!

    Pope Francis also hopes that the synod will inspire conversation and discussion over some topics and challenges relevant to the life of the Church in the world today. For each of the next eight weeks, all are invited to join the discussion online by contributing to three questions that change week to week.

    This week's synod questions...

    Can we speak out freely in our Church?

    How are divergences of vision, conflicts, or difficulties addressed in our Church?

    What experiences of dialogue and shared commitment do we have with believers of other Christian Denominations, religions and with non-believers?

    Have some thoughts?

    See what others have to say and share your thoughts
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    Knights of Columbus


    Bowmanville Remembrance Day November 11, 2021

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    Please keep in your thoughts and prayers...

    those who have died, especially...

    Howie Methot,
    John Lawson,
    Aurelia Rubejes,
    Annie Maas

    & Anna Hall

    and those who are sick, especially...

    Margaret Jamieson, 
    Kelly Smigielski,
    Mary Hofbauer
    & Ruth Lawson

    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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    The Sanctuary Candle 

    The Sanctuary candle burning in our church for the week of

    Sunday November 21st

    is in memory of

       Fr. Lawrence Byrne

    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

    Upcoming special collection for the Priests' Benefit Fund

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    Through the Priest Benefit Fund, we ensure that the needs of retired and sick priests are met.


    Please give generously to assist those who have spent their life serving.

    Learn more about the fund
    Download the promotional brochure

    Now, more than ever, moms are feeling isolated and are craving connections. A Catholic moms’ group allows women to connect with other moms, topics of interest, topics that impact their personal selves and God; it provides both support and encouragement. Beyond that, moms’ groups help develop friendships with other moms providing proven mental health benefits and is a way of drawing women together to form a stronger sense of parish community.

    Join us for a Zoom session on Tuesday November 30, at 7pm to learn more about what, where, when and why of starting a moms’ group and hear information on the material available to provide support.


    We will welcome Mrs. Dorothy Pilarski, who spearheaded this ministry in the Archdiocese of Toronto in 2015, to this gathering and she will share with us the excellent detailed online website she has created to provide support. This is a chance to see the website and hear the overview of all the materials and support available from her Catholic Moms Groups website.


    This session will be an information sharing session open to anyone interested in starting a parish mom's group.

    Ministering to Moms in Your Parish


    November 30th @ 7pm

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    Register for the webinar
    Check out Catholic Moms' Group Online
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    Upcoming retreats

    Understanding Grief
    Surviving Separation and Divorce

    Both led by Anna Racine

    at Mount Carmel Spirituality Centre, Niagara Falls

    Learn More

    Journey through Advent with the CCCB

    For the next five weeks beginning this weekend, the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops (CCCB ) will release a video recording reflecting on the Gospel Reading for each Sunday.

    This year’s reflections are inspired by the journey of truth, healing & reconciliation, and the Indigenous Delegation traveling to Rome to meet with Pope Francis from December 17 to 20. 2021. Tune in each week for the 5-week series, 'Indigenous Peoples and the Church: Walking Together Toward Healing and Reconciliation'.

    Supporting our parish

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

    Parish Office Hours:

    Tuesday 2:00-7:00pm

    Thursday 8"30am-1:30pm


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

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