During this weekend’s liturgies, we hold the people of Ukraine in our hearts as we pray for peace and the safety of all Ukrainians.
The reflection for the Eighth Sunday in Ordinary Time is offered by Mark McCormick. Text: Reflection – February 27 2022.
Reconciliation Discussion Series *Reminder*
As a continuation of St. Joe’s pastoral focus on Reconciliation, the parish is launching a discussion series that will take place over the coming weeks. The series will provide an opportunity to reflect on the relationship between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Canadians, particularly in light of recent discoveries at former residential schools. Participants will be able to explore questions, insights, and new opportunities on the reconciliation journey.
This series will be hosted by Sue-Anne Hess who holds an MA (Conflict Studies) from St Paul University. Originally from Australia, she has worked with Aboriginal Catholic Ministry (Victoria, Aus) and has recently published a research piece on creative opportunities for reconciliation in Australia. Of Irish heritage, Sue-Anne is especially interested in equipping Catholics and Christians with the tools necessary for dialogue, healing and peace with our Indigenous brothers and sisters. This eight-part series is intended to run on alternate Mondays, commencing on February 28th at 7pm. The series will be initially offered via zoom, although we are hoping to consider in-person meetings as provincial restrictions ease. If you have any questions, please email [email protected] , or phone 613-233-4095 ext 235
To register for the upcoming launch event, please click the link: https://stjosephs.breezechms.com/form/cd3791
Update on the Synodal Process of the People of God
The Synodal Journey Process –
Our volunteers are ready and excited at the idea of being able to walk together with all of you on our St. Joseph’s Parish Synodal Journey. We will begin with Zoom gatherings to ensure the greatest number of parishioners are able to participate in this process, but we will also look for opportunities to hold some small in-person groups towards the end of the month. If you do not have zoom capabilities, please email us at [email protected] or call the parish office (613-233-4095) and leave a message with the Front Desk to have me call you.
By this time next week, you will have received an invitation to register for upcoming sessions using Zoom.
Once you register you will be sent a copy of the Participant’s Guide that will accompany you on your two-session journey of prayer, discernment and sharing. It will help you to prepare what you want to share in each of the sessions.
The first session will focus on how we as a parish community journey together in our local church (our lived reality) and the second session will focus on how the Spirit is inviting us to grow in our journey together (our dreams)
Let’s keep each other in our prayers as we come together as a parish to share our collective struggles, challenges, and joys.
Original Text: February 27 Synodal Process Update
Development and Peace: Share Lent
This year, Development and Peace-Caritas Canada’s People and Planet First campaign calls on you to support our sisters and brothers in the Global South in defending their rights and the planet. You can do this by donating here at St. Joseph’s during the Solidarity Sunday collection on April 3, the fifth Sunday of Lent. Your generosity helps support over 85 projects in 27 countries around the world! You can also donate on-line at devp.org/give. All during Lent, we will be sharing the stories of our partner organizations so you can learn more about the challenges they face and the successes they have had with your support.
Ash Wednesday Mass Times: 12: 00pm and 7:30pm
Offering for Sunday February 20, 2022: $4217.00
Wednesday Christion Meditation Sessions have resumed in person at 3pm in the Main Floor Meeting room. Please contact Chaplain Rick at 613-265-1652 for more information.
Friday Christian Meditation Sessions have resumed in person at 7pm in the Oblate Lounge. Please contact Beth at [email protected] for more information.
The Canadian Christian Meditation Community 2022 National Conference is taking place the 10th & 11th June 2022 at Saint Paul University, 110 Hazel Street, Ottawa. For mor information and Registration: National Conference Registration
Prayers for those who are sick: Paul Chamberlain, Loretta Doherty, David Friday, Ethel Garrett, Jane McGarry, Rev. Bill Phipps, Helena Robb
Prayers for those who have died: Donna Andrew, Pat Barr, Christine Crawford, Sister Patricia McCarney CND, Nina McCullough
March 2nd, 2022: Frank Barker
March 3rd, 2022: Fr. Fred Magee, OMI
March 4th, 2022: Patrick Barrr
2021 Tax Receipts are being mailed out, February 2022. If you have moved, please make sure your address is up to date by contacting the Front Office at [email protected] .
2022 Church Envelopes: If you have not yet picked up your box of 2022 church donations envelopes, you can do so by contacting the Front Office Monday to Friday, 8 am to 4 pm, to make arrangements. (: 613-233-4095, ext. 251 or [email protected])
2022 Missals are available for purchase, $5 cash, or cheque. Please contact the Front Office if you would like to purchase one: 613-233-4095 or [email protected].
Please contact Kathleen in the Front office ([email protected]) for questions, bulletin submissions or to add a name to the prayers for the sick & deceased.