Fr. Richard Beaudette’s Reflection and a Parish Update on the 14th Sunday of Ordinary Time

Fr. Richard Beaudette OMI offers the homily this weekend and is also presiding at our in-person liturgies. He shares:

“The idea of being anointed prophet is one well beyond our notion of probability. Who of us feels competent to speak God’s Word in a way that calls and challenges others to conversion? Of course, as Paul would remind us, our baptismal call to be prophetic is not something that we can do on our own. Rather than offering a life of comfort and safety, this baptismal call puts great expectations on us; expectations that can only be met when we recognize our individual weakness and open ourselves to the indwelling of the Spirit and the power of Christ dwelling in us and personified in the Christian community. As prophets, we are called to proclaim that the reign of God is at hand and to co-create a just and loving society. “

Watch Fr. Richard’s video reflection recorded at St. Joe’s below

Liturgical Resources

Parish Update

Capacity limits at all liturgies increased to 25 percent

With Ontario having entered Step 2 of the provincial reopening, capacity limits at religious services have been increased to 25 percent. At St. Joseph’s, we can accommodate 75 people at each of our liturgies. Please continue to register to attend weekend liturgies here. 

Online Sunday Liturgy of the Word

To attend Sunday Liturgy of the Word via Zoom at 10:30 a.m., hosted by Andrew Pump, please register here.

Thank you to Costco Wholesale!

The St. Joe’s Women’s Centre gratefully acknowledges Costco Wholesale’s generous donation of $5,000 to its programming.

Thank you to the Church of the Messiah (Anglican)!

The St. Joe’s Supper Table gratefully acknowledges the Church of the Messiah’s generous donation of $3,070 to its programming.

Wabano’s visit to the St. Joe’s Women’s Centre

A big thank you to the Wabano Centre for Aboriginal Health for spending the day on June 30th in the St. Joe’s Women’s and offering outreach to our day progamme’s Indigenous participants.

Sunday Offerings for June 27, 2021 : $5,057

Thank you for your generosity. We are grateful for your support during the pandemic, especially as our expenses continue. If you would like to continue giving in this period, but have not yet returned to in-person Mass, you can mail in your offering envelopes/cheques to the parish front office, donate through Canada Helps or call us at 613-233-4095, ext. 251 to donate through credit card.

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