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Saint Joseph Church

April 24th eBulletin

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Saturday, April 30th

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 Arthur Elgar

Sunday, May 1st

9:00am - in the church and online

for the deceased members of the Knights of Columbus

10:30am Rosary in the church

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

for the soul of Ian Paterson

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

for the soul of Dr. Paul Hoy

Monday May 2nd

6:30pm - Marian Prayer Service in the church

Tuesday May 3rd

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

for the special intentions of the St. Vincent de Paul members

Wednesday, May 4th

8:00am - Daily Mass in the church 

for the soul of Ahlonsou Paul

Thursday, May 5th

 !!! 7:30am - Daily Mass in the church !!!

for the soul of Vince Merry

8:30am - Gospel Reflection Group

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

Friday, May 6th 

8:00am - Daily Mass in the church

8:30am to noon - Adoration in the church

Saturday, May 7th

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 Joan Noonan

Sunday, May 8th

9:00am - in the church and online

for the soul of Dr. Paul Hoy

10:30am Rosary in the church

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

for the souls who have passed or are contemplating suicide.

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

for the people.

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Please keep in your thoughts and prayers...

Those who have died, especially...
Brian Jones, Melanie Solis Rubejes, Eric Ince,
Marciano Puerin, Aurelia J.Rubejes

and those who are sick especially...

Mary Hofbauer, Mia Ward, Harley Patel,
Francesco "Frank" Petronio, Fr. Bill Maloney,
Lynn Wainman, Kimberly Ince, Annie Maas,
Mary Jane Dobson, Gord Smith, Al Lafontaine
Jennifer Marie Hannan, Adam Caine, Heather Haug,
Luanne Pucci, Frances Coles and Bob Gibson

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.

Request prayers
Celebrating New Life through Baptism
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Congratulations to Eleanor, Myles and Beau Wilder who will be Baptized at

St. Joseph Church this weekend!

Keep them in your prayers

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.

Defend life this May!


Would you like to attend the annual March For Life rally in Ottawa? The Knights of Columbus are organizing a coach bus to Ottawa leaving the St. Joseph Church parking lot at 8am on Thursday May 12 returning to Bowmanville at 8pm. $30/seat, kids under 12 travel free. There are 28 seats available. For more information contact Michael Sullivan at 905-926-4655 or [email protected] or the parish office.

This trip is preceded by a Mass for the unborn at 7:30am in the church

The March for Life is an annual peaceful demonstration in Ottawa designed to bring awareness to the need for all to protect life from conception to natural death.

Click here: Bus Registration
Learn more about the March for Life

CWL Spring Social

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"Free" Spring Social Tea

For all the women of Saint Joseph Parish

Hosted by the Catholic Women’s League

To be held on Sunday, May 29th at 12:15pm

in the church hall

Featuring a light lunch with dessert and entertainment!

Please RSVP to Michelle by phone at

905-623-3008 OR by email at [email protected]

Hats & Fasteners are optional

May 5: A D&P Panel on Global Solidarity!

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Dear Friends,

Join Development and Peace - Caritas Canada for a unique virtual panel on Catholic solidarity! Bringing together missionaries, activists, and scholars (including D&P's own Luke Stocking and D&P member Héctor Acero Ferrer), the conversation will explore how Catholic solidarity work has contributed in the last decades and until today to blur the lines between – and to challenge categories like – the so-called Global North and South.

The panel will be available in English and Spanish via translation.

Date and Time: Thursday, May 5, 7pm-8:30pm via Zoom

Make sure to register at https://bit.ly/DPPanel2022.
Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/967492873911627

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

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

Early Bird Draws on May 1st and June 1st

1st draw - $500

2nd and 3rd draw - $250 each

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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.

Prayer for Healing our Indigenous
& Non-Indigenous Relations

God our Creator, we ask for your healing of Indigenous and non-Indigenous relations in our country. We particularly pray for all who have been impacted by the residential school system for First Nations, Inuit and Métis children that swept across our country an continues to affect many lives: For all the children who did not return home, may they rest in your peace and love. For all survivors, may they find sanctuary and abundant life. For all afflicted by intergenerational trauma, may they find hope in their grief, solace in their fear and compassion in their anger. We ask that you especially blessed these lives and walk with them. Watch over them, love them and guide them. For all government policy makers and workers, for Church leaders, clergy and religious communities and all others who have been involved in implementing the colonial agenda for the assimilation of the First Peoples up this country through residential schools and other formal and informal systems; May you, who alone are truth, have mercy on their souls. Moving forward, may our governments and religious organizations seek truth and justice, no matter how painful. May they repent of past failures to extend God's love and make amends. We all asked for the courage to find, face and act on the truths of the history in our country. We are sorry for any heartedness we have harboured. Help us find the wisdom and strength to correct are harmful actions in our inactions. Help us all hold space for those grieving and hurting because of faulty policies and systems and their intergenerational effects. Help us be humble and kind, not flush with anger but filled with your divine Mercy. Holy Spirit, we ask for your guidance, your wisdom, and your courage to love truth and to speak the truth with love. Teach us, as First Nations, Inuit, Métis and non - Indigenous peoples, who we are as your beloved daughter and sons. And heal our relationships with one another. We pray with humility and in gratitude for your love and your mercy. Through Christ our healer and our Redeemer. Amen

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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
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Clergy Appreciation Dinner

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in appreciation for the clergy of the Lakeshore parishes (Courtice, Bowmanville, Newcastle, Port Hope, Cobourg, Grafton, Brighton and Wooler). Hosted by St. Joseph (Bowmanville) Knights of Columbus.

Saturday June 18, 2022 – Social 6pm Dinner 7pm

St. Josephs Parish Hall, 127 Liberty St. S. Bowmanville

Seating limited. Tickets available online next weekend. Get yours before Friday June 10. (Note: if you are unable to register online, contact Michael Sullivan at 905-926-4655). This dinner is offered in support of the Priests Benefit Fund.

Put your empties to good use

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.

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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.

The Spring release of the Catholic Herald is Here

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The Catholic Herald is the official magazine for the Diocese of Peterborough

Get your copy

Synod and Diocesan Pastoral Planning

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The Pastoral Planning Committee for the Roman Catholic Diocese of Peterborough launched a survey inviting the input of all the People of God. The response was tremendous!

A summary of results from this survey has been put together so that you can see how the input from the conversation is being collated locally for the pastoral planning process and formulated for the synodal process. Paper copies of the summary are available in the parishes of the Diocese and the summary can be accessed online.

Learn more about pastoral planning in the Diocese of Peterborough

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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