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Saint Joseph Church

 December 18th eBulletin

Saturday, December 17th

9:00am - Mass in the church and online

3:45pm to 4:15pm - Confessions

4:00pm - Rosary

4:30pm - Sunday Mass (Simbang Gabi) in the church and online

for the soul of Sylvia Elgar

See the details and sponsors

6:30pm - Reconciliation Service with individual Confessions in the church

Sunday, December 18th

8:30am - Rosary

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

for the people

10:30am Rosary

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

for the deceased members of the Ruthard & Gillis Families

6:30pm - Rosary

7:00pm - Sunday Mass (Simbang Gabi) in the church and online
See the details and sponsors

Celebrate Sunday with your children at home

Monday December 19th

8:00am - Daily Mass in the church

for the souls of Charles Coady and Doreen Reid

7:00pm - Simbang Gabi Mass and reception

See the details and sponsors

Tuesday December 20th

6:15pm to 6:45pm - Confessions

6:30pm - Devotions

7:00pm - Daily Mass (Simbang Gabi) in the church and online

for the soul of Eddie Kolodziejczak

See the details and sponsors

Wednesday, December 21st

8:00am - Daily Mass in the church

for the souls of Delly and Magdalene Gomez

7:00pm - Simbang Gabi Mass and reception

See the details and sponsors

Thursday, December 22nd

8:00am - Daily Mass in the church

for the soul of Dr. Paul Hoy

8:30am - Gospel Reflection Group

7:00pm - Simbang Gabi Mass and reception

See the details and sponsors

Friday, December 23rd

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

for the soul of Jon Lyczakowski

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

7:00pm - Simbang Gabi Mass and reception

See the details and sponsors

Saturday, December 24th

4:00pm - Christmas Mass in the church and online

6:00pm - Christmas Mass in the church and online

for the souls of Effie and Stephen Beshara

8:00pm - Christmas Mass in the church and online

Sunday, December 25th

12:00am - Christmas Mass in the church and online

10:00am - Christmas Mass in the church and online

for the people

Christmas at St. Joseph Church

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You're invited!

Saturday, December 24th – Christmas Eve

4pm, 6pm and 8pm

Sunday, December 25th – Christmas Day

12am and 10am

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Job Openings

Children's Liturgy of the Word Facilitator

Two positions each for up to two hours a week.

We’re looking for a couple of people to lead our church’s efforts to minister to children in our church and the broader community. The ideal candidate has significant experience ministering to children and parents and in forming volunteers.


One position for up to four hours a week.

We're looking for someone to help keep the public spaces, office and rectory of our church clean. This helps keep our parish functioning well and ensures that those who worship with us have a clean and inviting space to encounter our Lord. 

Learn more about the positions and how to apply
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Please keep in your thoughts and prayers...

Those who have died,

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

Andrew Miller, Bob Gibson, Darcia Krushen,

Elijah Tracey, Francesco Petronio, Joan Elgar,
Lynn Van Acker, Lynn Wainmam, Mary Hofbauer,
Pasquale Bruno, Pauline Schumacher, Scott Owen,
Vanessa Turley and Wanda Kelly

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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Simbang Gabi Mass and Celebration

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“Simbang Gabi," which translates as evening Mass, is a Filipino tradition. Filipinos celebrate Mass during nine consecutive nights during Advent in preparation for the celebration of the birth of Jesus. Special prayers are offered to request blessings from the Lord. After Mass, families gather to share some food and fellowship. It is a tradition that encourages community engagement, promotes camaraderie among parishioners and provides an opportunity for worshippers to prepare their hearts to welcome our Saviour. Each evening is sponsored by a different group of individuals and a different priest comes to celebrate each evening too. All are welcome to come for Mass. Feel free to share some food after too!

See the schedule and generous sponsors

Kindred Spirits Christmas Party

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On the evening of Saturday, December 3rd members of our parish Kindred Spirits group, together with their friends and family, gathered in the Parish Hall for our First Annual Christmas Party. The “Christmas Spirit” had everyone in a cheerful mood with the camaraderie, delicious food, caroling, and dancing making it an evening to remember. Thanks to Father Craig and the entire St Joseph’s Parish Community for your ongoing support. Special thanks, too, to our parish CWL and Knights of Columbus for their financial contributions that make our weekly Gatherings and the Christmas Party possible.

Kindred Spirits is a faith-based community who recognizes and celebrates God’s image in each unique individual. By encouraging growth and a spirit of belonging, Kindred Spirits seeks to co-create meaningful experiences and build bonds of mutual friendship and respect, while recognizing the various capabilities and gifts of each person. We nurture and support one another as an intentional community of companions on the journey.

Knights of Columbus Calendars

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Knights of Columbus 2023 Calendars will be on sale after all

Masses this coming weekend.

$20 each with chances to win cash prizes.

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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: December 31, 2022

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The latest edition of the Catholic Herald has been released!

The Catholic Herald is the official publication of the Diocese of Peterborough. Through the pages of this magazine, learn more about what's happening across our Diocese

Get the Herald

Carols at the Cathedral

Come join us for a night of song and joy, and the anticipated arrival of the Christmas season; supporting our young adults who will be pilgriming to Portugal this coming summer with Fr. Stephen DeCarlo. All are welcome for this night of carols. December 22nd at 7pm at St. Peter-in-Chains Cathedral in Peterborough.

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Pastoral Appointments

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To ensure that all the faithful in our Diocese are served, sometimes our bishop has to move clergy to new pastoral assignments. Though St. Joseph Church remains unaffected, some changes among the clergy of our Diocese are coming up.

See the most recent Pastoral Appointments

Journey through Advent video reflections by the Canadian Bishops

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The Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops presents Journey through Advent with the Most Rev. Joseph Dabrowski, CSMA, Auxiliary Bishop of London, Ontario. Join us as we reflect on the Scriptures for the Sundays of Advent 2022.

Watch the reflections

Week Three: Behold Advent Reflection

Weekly Advent reflections with Sister Miriam James Heidland, SOLT and Ave Maria Press


La Verna: Winter Opportunities

Several program offerings for the new year, Franciscan at-home retreat; A Divine Romance; Coffee ‘n Caps, every 3rd Wednesday from 7-9pm

Lay Spiritual Formation and Retreats at St. Augustine's Seminary

All events are hosted at St. Augustine’s Seminary from 9am to 3pm and include Mass in the Seminary chapel and lunch. Online participation via Zoom will also be offered. For further details on each event, including registration details and costs, visit: staugustines.on.ca/events

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Thursday 8:30am-2:30pm

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