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Saint Joseph Church

June 26th eBulletin

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Saturday, June 25th

9:00am - Daily Mass in the church

for the soul of Anna Holy 

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

for the people

Sunday, June 26th

8:30am - Rosary in the church

9:00am - in the church and online

for the soul of Ruth Lawson

10:30am Rosary in the church

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

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

for the people

Celebrate Sunday with your children at home

Monday June 27th 

8:00am - Daily Mass in the church 

in thanksgiving in honour of our lady of perpetual health

Tuesday June 28th

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

Wednesday, June 29th

8:00am - Daily Mass in the church

Thursday, June 30th

 8:00am - Daily Mass in the church 

8:30am - Gospel Reflection Group

Friday, July 1st

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

for the soul of Helen Schutte

9:30am to noon - Adoration in the church

Saturday, July 2nd

9:00am - Daily Mass in the church

for the soul of Paul Ahlonsou and all the souls in purgatory 

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

for the deceased members of the Knights of Columbus

Sunday, July 3rd

8:30am - Rosary in the church

9:00am - in the church and online

for the soul of Frances Campbell

10:30am Rosary in the church

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

for the soul of William Ross

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

for the people

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Wishing you and your loved ones a safe and blessed Canada Day!

Welcome to the Table of the Lord!

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We congratulate those children
who receive their First Holy Communion this Sunday!

Karson, Douglas, Gavin, Eva, Amelia, Katelyn, 

Jackson, Catalina, Dannika and Noemi

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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Please keep in your thoughts and prayers...

Those who have died, especially...
Arthur Gauthier and Terry Sullivan 

and those who are sick and those who love and minister to them especially...
James "Jim" Traynor, Gord Smith, Annie Maas
Cindy Zealand Olford, Heather Haug, Scott Owen
 Robert Gibson, Francine Blais, Pauline Schumacher
Lynn Wainman, Francine Blais and Darcia Krushen

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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Knights of Columbus

2022 Ontario Charities

50/50 Online Raffle

In support of the Ontario Charities Foundation and the charitable works of Knights of Columbus Councils

Jackpot draw: June 30, 2022

Knights of Columbus Yard Sale - June 11, 2022

Click on the photo to see all the pictures


Restoring the Sunday Obligation

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After more than two years since the start of the pandemic, our bishop has cancelled the dispensation from the Sunday Obligation, a dispensation enacted to keep the faithful safe. Now that most pandemic restrictions have been lifted, most of the faithful are called to return to the practice of participating in the Sunday Mass in person beginning this weekend. Except for those in some particular particular circumstances, it's time for all to come back to the practice of worshipping in our church.

Click to read the Decree

Put your empties 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.

World Meeting of Families

See live coverage of the “World Meeting of Families” in Rome from June 22-26, 2022. The meeting concludes the Year of Amoris Laetitia, a celebration of families in honor of the 5th anniversary of Pope Francis’ encyclical Amoris Laetitia or The Joy of Love.

This year’s theme: “Family Love: Vocation and Path to Holiness” puts families at the center of pastoral attention and will reflect on family spirituality and the call to holiness. EWTN will air following programs to engage as many families as possible. Pope Francis is inviting everyone to join in this important event, either in person or virtually.

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Learn more about the World Meeting of FamiliesWatch on EWTNSee coverage on Youtube
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Papal Visit for Truth and Reconciliation

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Pope Francis will travel to Canada from July 24-29. The historic visit, focused on Indigenous healing and reconciliation, will be the fourth papal journey to Canada and the first since Saint John Paul II’s visit in 2002. The trip is intended to be a followup to the Pope's apology offered on April 1st. But this visit from our pope won't be the end of our efforts for truth hand reconciliation.

See the schedule for the Pope's Visit

The Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops announced a nation-wide collective financial commitment in the amount of $30 million dollars to support healing and reconciliation initiatives for residential school survivors, their families, their communities and our Church. Our own diocese has agreed to pledge the sum of $400,000.

Our Parish is happy to contribute to these efforts for truth and reconciliation. A new group is being formed to address these issues and to see how we can grow through this process. Those interested in assisting (especially those with an indigenous, First Nations or Metis  background) are encouraged

to reach out to our pastor.

See the statement from our BishopSee the announcement from the CCCBVisit the official site for the Papal VisitSee our parish page for Truth hand Reconciliation
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Supporting the Ukraine...

After reaching out to the Ukrainian Catholic Eparchy of Toronto and Eastern Canada, the Diocese of Peterborough has made a $10,000 donation to Ukraine to help ease the suffering of the Ukrainian people. Here's some 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

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

Help through the Catholic Near East Association

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 $1.5 million to help these vulnerable Ukrainians. Thank you for your tremendous generosity and prayers!

Emergency relief for Ukraine
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Our Lady of the Cape, Queen of Canada and Queen of Intercessors is coming to Peterborough!

The Papal Visit Pilgrim Statue Tour Procession will begin at Canada’s National Marian Shrine in Cap-de-Madeleine, QC and processing to Edmonton AB for the Truth and Reconciliation visit of Pope Francis. It can be likened to an Olympic Torch passing through cities with Our Lady bringing Christ’s message of healing and reconciliation to everyone en route. She will gather pilgrims’ petitions along the way to rise up incense at the Papal Holy Mass.

Cathedral of St Peter in Chains

Tuesday, July 12th 7:30 PM

With Bishop Miehm celebrating Holy Mass

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World Day for Grandparents and the Elderly

In Canada and around the world, the Holy Father invites us never to forget our grandparents and elderly persons, that we may always cherish them as essential members of the Church and society.

The 2021 Stewardship Report

Thank much to all those who contribute financially to our parish. This week, the 2021 Stewardship Report was released. The report not outlines revenue and expenses but gives a taste of the fruit born by the offerings of those who worship at our church.

See the 2021 Stewardship Report
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Pastoral Planning

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The synodal conversations were rich. The amount of input, feedback, and heartfelt engagement was outstanding. The Synodal Process Synthesis from the Roman Catholic Diocese of Peterborough was submitted to the Assembly of Catholic Bishops of Ontario who will collate the Synthesis documents from other diocese in Ontario and forwarding them to the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops who will make a report to Rome.

The Synthesis provides the Diocesan Pastoral Planning Committee with input that will be useful locally as the Pastoral Planning Process continues toward the development of a Diocesan Pastoral Plan in the Easter Season of 2023.

See the SynthesisLet us continue to keep this planning process in our prayers!See the Pastoral Planning Website

Thank you for 

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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