‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ 
Is this email not displaying correctly? View it in your browser.
Image description

Saint Joseph Church

May 8th eBulletin

Visit our Website

Saturday, May 7th

9:00am - Daily Mass in the church 

3:45pm to 4:15pm - Confessions
4:00pm - Rosary in the church

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

for the soul of Joan Noonan

Sunday, May 8th

8:30am - Rosary in the church

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.

6:30pm - Rosary in the church

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

for the people.

Tuesday May 10th

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

for the soul of Elizabeth Vanderhorst

Wednesday, May 11th

8:00am - Daily Mass in the church 

for the souls of Ruth & John Lawson on their

heavenly 65th wedding anniversary

Thursday, May 12th

 8:00am - Daily Mass in the church 

for the soul of Carl Rabie

8:30am - Gospel Reflection Group

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

Friday, May 13th 

8:00am - Daily Mass in the church

for the souls of Alvaro & Maria Jeronimo

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

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

Image description

Please keep in your thoughts and prayers...

Those who have died, especially...
Brian Jones, Aurelia J.Rubejes and Arturo Segunla

and those who are sick especially...

Harley Patel, Mary Jane Dobson, Annie Maas,
Gord Smith, Al Lafontaine, Jennifer Marie Hannan,
Adam Caine, Luanne Pucci, Frances Coles,
Bob Gibson, Pauline Schumacher 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.

Request prayers

Welcome to the Table of the Lord!

Image description

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

Sydney-Lisa, Emilia, Morgan, Natalie, Giulietta, Samantha, Vienna, Delancy, Benjamin, Juliana, Madelyn, Michael, Eileen Kate, Isabella, Mackeinzon, Kyleigh Faith, Alexis, Calla and Logan

They've worked hard to prepare for this Sacrament and we are very happy to welcome them to the Table of Our Lord!

Image description

To honour our mothers, the Rosary will be prayed 30 minutes before all Sunday Masses this weekend fore the intentions of all mothers.

Take the Rosary Challenge this May

Image description

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.

Image description

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.

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 21 travel free. There are 28 seats available. For more information contact Michael Sullivan at 905-926-4655 or [email protected] or the parish office.

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 RegistrationLearn more about the March for Life
Image description

You're Invited!

The Knights of Columbus will be cooking breakfast on

Sunday, May 15th 

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

Upcoming Ordinations

Image description

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

Image description

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.

Image description

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, May 28 … After 4:30 pm Mass

Sunday, May 29 … After the 9 am, 11 am and 7 pm Masses

Monday, May 30 … 5 pm to 7 pm

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

Image description

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

Clergy Appreciation Dinner
Supporting the Priests' Benefit Fund

Image description

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.

Get your tickets

Get your ticket 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.

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
Image description

Upcoming Clergy Moves

Image description

Bishop Daniel Miehm announces the following appointments of clergy. These moves are effective on June 29, unless otherwise noted.

Pastor - Fr. Michael Nneji

St. John the Evangelist Parish, Kirlfield

Associate Pastor - Fr. Charles Orchard, CC

Cathedral of St. Peter-in-Chains, Peterborough (effective August 3rd)

Associate Pastor - Fr. Peter Lukow

Cathedral of St. Peter-in-Chains, Peterborough (effective May 27th)

Director of Vocations - Fr. Stephen DeCarlo (effective June 3)
Fr. DeCarlo continues to Administrate Immaculate Conception Parish in Peterborough

Away for Theology Studies - Fr. John Perdue (effective June 3)

Campus Ministry - Fr. Neil Pereira

Permanent Deacons
Rev. Mr. Paul Dunford - St. Joseph Parish, Douro

Rev. Mr. Sean Gallagher - St. Aloysius Parish, Fenelon Falls & Our Lady, Queen of Peace Parish, Bobcaygeon (effective Sept 7)

Rev. Mr. Larry Judge Deacon - St. Michael Parish, Cobourg

Rev. Mr. Chris Borsellino - St. John the Evangelist Parish, Kirkfield
(To be ordained June 18)

Rev. Mr. Rob Vandenburg - Our Lady of Mercy Parish, Port Hope
(To be ordained June 18)

The Spring release of the Catholic Herald is Here

Image description

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

Get your copy
Image description
Image description

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!

If you want to unsubscribe, click here.