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Saint Joseph Church

May 15th eBulletin

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Saturday, May 14th

9:00am - Daily Mass in the church

for the soul of Frank Sirianni 

3:45pm to 4:15pm - Confessions
4:30pm - Sunday Mass in the church and online

for the soul of Brian Jones

Sunday, May 15th

8:30am - Rosary in the church

9:00am - in the church and online

for the soul Vince Merry

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 May 16th

8:00am - Daily Mass in the church 

Tuesday May 17th

6:15pm to 6:45pm - Confessions
7:00pm - Daily Mass in the church 

for the special intentions of the Jeronimo Family

Wednesday, May 18th

8:00am - Daily Mass in the church 

Thursday, May 19th

 8:00am - Daily Mass in the church 

for the soul of Fr. Gilbert Mason O.M.I.

8:30am - Gospel Reflection Group

11:00am to noon - Hour of Contemplation in the church

Friday, May 20th 

8:00am - Daily Mass in the church

for the soul of Kevin Charewicz

8:30am to 9:30am - Adoration in the church

Saturday, May 21st

9:00am - Daily Mass in the church 

3:45pm to 4:15pm - Confessions
4:30pm - Sunday Mass in the church and online

for the soul of Don Murphy

Sunday, May 22nd

8:30am - Rosary in the church

9:00am - in the church and online

for the soul Vince Merry

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

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You're Invited!

The Knights of Columbus will cook breakfast on

Sunday, May 15th 

after the 9:00am and 11:00am Mass

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Make your own Twine Rosaries

After the breakfast on Sunday, May 15th (12:45pm), Fr. Craig will teach how to make twine Rosaries. All material is provided. Those who come out will have the opportunity to take home a Rosary they made with their own hands in one of five colours.

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Celebrating New Life through Baptism
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Congratulations to Bryson, William, Benjamin, Jesse and Cameron who will be Baptized at St. Joseph Church this weekend!

Keep them in your prayers

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Welcome to the Table of the Lord!

We congratulate Clara 
who receive her First Holy Communion this Sunday!

Clara has worked hard to prepare for this Sacrament and we are very happy to welcome her to the Table of Our Lord!

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Please keep in your thoughts and prayers...

Those who have died, especially...
Arturo Segunla

and those who are sick and those who love and minister to them especially...

Al Lafontaine, Jennifer Marie Hannan, Adam Caine, Rita Poirier,
Joan Tax, Luanne Pucci, Frances Coles, Bob Gibson,
Francesco "Frank" Petronio, Pauline Schumacher, Rebecca Baumhauer,
Mary Hofbauer, Mia Ward, Lynn Wainman and Heather Haug 

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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We congratulate those children
who received their First Holy Communion last Sunday!

Take the Rosary Challenge this May

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The month of May is traditionally dedicated to the Blessed Virgin Mary – and a good Catholic practice is to pray the Rosary. So here’s the challenge, if you choose to accept it: Pray one Rosary a day for the month of May! This challenge is open to individuals and families too. If you pray as an individual, simply fill out the form below each day that you have prayed the Rosary, and the total above will change. If you’re praying as a family, fill out the form but include the total number of Rosaries you prayed as a family (i.e. if you’re a family of 4, and each of you prayed the Rosary, that’s 4 Rosaries).

See how many rosaries have been prayed at our church!Did you pray the Rosary today?

If you need help praying the Rosary, no worries. Click here for a step-by-step guide.

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Parish Work Day

Spring is finally here!

Help keep our church beautiful!

We need all the help we can get on May 28th from 10am to 2pm, to help clean the grounds of our church. We need help mostly with preparing gardens, clearing refuse and some painting. BBQ Lunch is provided thanks to the Knights of Columbus!

Upcoming Ordinations

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Ordination to the Permanent Diaconate

Mr. Chris Boreselling & Mr Rob Vandenberg

Saturday, June 18th at 11am at St. Peter-in-Chains Cathedral, Peterborough

Ordination to the Presbyterate - Rev. Mr. Peter Lukow

Friday, May 27th at 7pm at St. Peter-in-Chains Cathedral, Peterborough

Learn More

Knights of Columbus Council 6361 is organizing a free bus ride to Peterborough for the Ordination. Catch it from the church parking lot at 5:45pm that evening (bus leaves promptly). Return by 9:30pm

Save a seat for yourself

Fr. Peter's first Mass of Thanksgiving will be celebrated at St. Therese of Lisieux Church in Courtice on Sunday, May 29th at 2pm

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Time to clear out the basement and garage! 

St. Joseph Knights of Columbus Council 6361

is organizing a Yard Sale on Saturday, June 11, 2022 (8am – 2pm) in the parking lot of St. Stephen Catholic Secondary School (300 Scugog St.).

Donated items can be dropped off at St. Joseph Church Knights’ Hall

(123 Liberty St. S.) from Monday, June 6th - Friday, June 10th (5pm – 7pm).

Vendors can rent a space (1st @ $20, 2nd @ $10).

If needed, tables can be rented at $5 each.

Profits will go to Bowmanville Hospital Foundation and to Special Olympics.

Car Wash

A car wash will take place during the Yard Sale. St. Stephen Catholic Secondary School students will assist Brother Knights to wash your car. Cost is $5 per car.


Sponsors have donated more than $3000 worth of prizes to be drawn during the Yard Sale. Tickets will be sold during the event.

Pre-registration, Prepayment and Drop-offs

Re-registration, prepayment and drop-offs for Knights’ Table can be done at the Knights’ Hall on:

Saturday, June 4 … After 4:30 pm Mass

Sunday, June 5 … After the 9 am, 11 am and 7 pm Masses

Monday June 6 to Friday, June 10 … 5 pm to 7 pm

Clergy Appreciation Dinner

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Join us for for dinner in appreciation for the clergy of the Lakeshore parishes (Courtice, Bowmanville, Newcastle,

Port Hope, Cobourg). 

Saturday June 18, 2022 

Social 6:00pm, Dinner 7:00pm

St Josephs Parish Hall

127 Liberty St South, Bowmanville

Click here for Tickets
Click for Information

Seating limited.

Deadline: Friday June 10.

In support of the Priests Benefit Fund.

Hosted by St Joseph (Bowmanville) Knights of Columbus.

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Supporting the Ukraine...

The Roman Catholic Diocese of Peterborough reached out to the Ukrainian Catholic Eparchy of Toronto and Eastern Canada to ask how we can help. The Eparchy has recommended that the Diocese encourage parishes and parishioners to donate and they have provided advice on how to do so. In this regard, the Diocese has made a $10,000 donation to Ukraine to help ease the suffering of the Ukrainian people.

Here's two ways you can help:

Help through the Knights of Columbus

Help provide temporary shelter, food, medical supplies, clothing, communications and religious supplies. 100% of your gift will go directly to these displaced people.

Learn more and help out

Help through the Catholic Near East Association

So far, CNEWA Canada has raised over $350,000 for Ukraine.

Learn more and contribute

Help through Development and Peace

Development and Peace is also collecting emergency relief funds for Ukraine. This money is going to out Caritas partners on the ground. Caritas-Ukraine and Caritas-SPES alone have already provided food baskets, accommodations, hygiene kits and other essential goods to over 350,000 Ukrainians fleeing the war or living in isolation.

So far, Development and Peace - Caritas Canada has raised over $830,000 to help these vulnerable Ukrainians. Thank you for your tremendous generosity and prayers!

Emergency relief for Ukraine

Year of the Family Speaker Series

Presented by the Diocese of Hamilton

In Amoris Laetitia, Pope Francis writes: “The Synod process allowed for an examination of the situation of families in today’s world, and thus for a broader vision and a renewed awareness of the importance of marriage and the family. The complexity of the issues that arose revealed the need for continued open discussion of a number of doctrinal, moral, spiritual, and pastoral questions (2).” Our speaker series is designed to be educational and uplifting to provide support for each person on their journey. The series is a great opportunity to learn more about oneself, but, as importantly, to take part in and become familiar other members of the Diocesan family.

Our Lady of the Cape Tour

An image of Our Lady of the Cape, Queen of Canada is traversing Canada from May 1st to June 22nd

On Sunday May 22nd, this image of our Mother Mary will visit our Diocese at the Cathedral of St Peter in Chains Peterborough from 1pm to 3pm.

Learn more about the story and miracle of Our Lady of the Cape
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Collection for the Priests' Benefit Fund

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12 May 2022

Dear Sisters and Brothers in the Diocese of Peterborough,

On behalf of the retired priests of the Diocese of Peterborough, I thank you for your ongoing generosity to our Priest Benefit Fund. This fund is the principal way that we care for priests who have retired from pastoral assignment either because of age or health concerns. Our senior priests served with dedication for many years and often still substitute in parishes when their health permits. They remain an important part of our Catholic community and your concern for them reflects both this fact and your appreciation for their priestly service.

Our Annual Parish Appeal for the Priest Benefit Fund will take place on Sunday, June 12th, and additionally, donations are accepted at parishes or online any time of the year. Knowing that these are financially challenging times for many people, we are grateful for any contribution you can make to this appeal, which is so important to the life of the Church in the Diocese of Peterborough. On behalf of all our priests – retired, planning for retirement, or still years away from it – I offer you our sincere thanks and our prayers.

Yours in Christ,

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+Most Reverend Daniel J. Miehm, Bishop of Peterborough

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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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