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Saint Joseph Church

July 24th eBulletin

Saturday, July 23rd

9:00am - Daily Mass in the church 

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

in celebration of Anushka & Richard Gorbon's Wedding Anniversary

Sunday, July 24th

8:30am - Rosary in the church

9:00am - in the church and online

for the soul of Seamus Kelly

10:30am Rosary in the church

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

for the special intention of Genevieve Nsangi

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

for the people

Celebrate Sunday with your children at home

Monday July 25th 

8:00am - Daily Mass in the church 

Tuesday July 26th

6:15pm to 6:45pm - Confessions

6:30pm - Devotions

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

Wednesday, July 27th

8:00am - Daily Mass in the church

Thursday, July 28th

 8:00am - Daily Mass in the church 

8:30am - Gospel Reflection Group

Friday, July 29th

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

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

Saturday, July 30th

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

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

for the people

Sunday, July 31st 

8:30am - Rosary

9:00am - in the church and online

for the soul of Clara Scammell

10:30am Rosary

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

for the soul of Curtis Courneya

6:30pm - Rosary

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

for the soul of Pat  Cobierski

Clergy Change at St. Joseph Church

Our bishop has appointed Fr. Isaac to be the new Pastor of Sacred Heart Church in Trout Creek. This will take effect on August 3rd. We thank him much for his service here over the last two years knowing he goes with our best wishes and prayers. There will be an opportunity for all to personally express their gratitude for his service after all Sunday Masses on July 30th and 31st.

To accommodate this change, there will be a couple schedule adjustments:

The Adoration Chapel will remain closed from Sundays at 8pm till Tuesdays at 2pm beginning immediately.

Mass will not be celebrated on Monday's.

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World Day for Grandparents and the Elderly Sunday July 24th

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.

Learn more and see the official prayer

We have a special time devoted to praying the rosary!

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The Rosary is recited and meditated upon before our weekend Masses in the church. All are invited to come and join in this special prayer  

Saturday at 4:00pm, Sunday at 8:30am and 10:30am, Sunday at 6:30pm

Let us continue to pray for the health of the sick,

peace in our world and for an end to war and hatred.

Welcome to the Table of the Lord!

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

Tegan and Devin 

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...
Irma McQuillan and Michael "Mike" Yurko 

and those who are sick and those who love and minister to them especially...
Cindy Zealand Olford, Heather Haug, Mary Hofbauer
Mia Ward, Joan Tax, Fran Coles
Andrew Miller, Francesco "Frank" Petronio
Annie Maas, Vanessa Turkey, Kimberly Ince
Jozsef Vincze, Austin Mash, Rita Poirier
Tony Wildridge and Cole Burke

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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The Adoration Chapel 

Need a quiet place to pray?

Come to the Adoration Chapel and          spend time with Our Lord.

The Chapel is Open every day from  8:00am to 8:00pm.

  • For safety and security, cameras are present in the chapel and entrance.
  • There is no bathroom access available from the chapel.
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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 VisitSee the official media release about the Papal 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 announcement from the CCCBVisit the official site for the Papal VisitSee our parish page for Truth and Reconciliation

Supporting Truth and Reconciliation

The Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops has made a financial pledge of $30 million dollars nationally and established the Indigenous Reconciliation Fund. Dioceses across Canada are joining this financial pledge and the Diocese of Peterborough will be contributing $400 000. The Fund will support Indigenous Peoples generated projects in these four areas:

- Healing and reconciliation for communities and families;

- Culture and language revitalization;

- Education and community building; and

- Dialogues for promoting indigenous spirituality and culture.

See the statement from our BishopSee the Truth and Reconciliation page for our dioceseLearn more about the Indigenous Reconciliation FundContribute to the fund online

Fall Election for School Board Trustees

Election Day is Monday, October 24

Trustee candidate nominations close on August 19

Catholic Trustees are accountable to Catholic school electors for

- establishing the system’s mission and goals

- supporting student achievement in the school community

- establishing the annual budget

- developing policies to ensure the

efficient operation of the board

- determining the type, size and location of schools

Ever thought you were called to be a permanent deacon?

Called to Serve is a video about the men in the Roman Catholic Diocese of Peterborough who serve the Church as Deacons and those preparing for ordination through the Permanent Diaconate Formation Program. [Video Credit: Philip and Eleanor Jessup, May 2022.] Please watch the video and share with anyone you think is called to serve as a Deacon.

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July 30/31 special collection for vocations and campus ministry

The annual diocesan-wide collection supporting both the Office of Vocations and Peterborough Campus Ministry will be held the weekend of July 30/31.

See the Vocations WebsiteSee the campus ministry website

2022 Parish Mission

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August 20th - 21st

The Wisdom of Venerable Archbishop Fulton Sheen

Join Al Smith as he takes us to the Cross through the Wisdom of Venerable Archbishop Fulton Sheen At Our Lady of Mount Carmel Parish, 51 Albert Street East, Hastings


1-2pm & 3-4pm: reflection
5pm: Mass

7-10pm: Fulton Sheen documentary and discussion/socializing


3:30-5pm: reflection

(Books and prayer cards for sale)

For Information contact 705-696-2254 or [email protected]

More retreat opportunities

at the Mount Carmel Spirituality Centre

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Mount Carmel Spiritual Centre is pleased to offer a variety of retreats, days of prayer and renewal, and workshops throughout the year. Upcoming retreats include:

Finding God in the Everyday

A Day with Therese of Lisieux

Wisdom of Summer

If You’re Happy and You Know It: A Gratitude Retreat

And more...

Learn More

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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