In the Homily for Third Sunday of Easter, Fr. Jim Bleackley reflects “Recognizing Jesus in all of creation, especially in our day-to-day human encounters, is what it means to live a life of faith. Our mission as Christians is to see one another and all of creation with the eyes of faith, and so recognize the Risen Christ in our midst. As we acknowledge and recognise this Divine Presence, may we humbly declare our love for Christ and commit our lives to the transforming action of the Spirit who desires to bring healing and light to the wounded and darken places of our world.”
Printable Bulletin: May 1
Kateri Mass UPDATE
Thank you to Kateri Native Ministry for celebrating Mass with us in our Parish on Sunday, April 24th. Donna Naughton and her community from Kateri shared music and a Smudging Ceremony with our Parish community and Fr. Peter Bisson S.J., the former Jesuit Provincial Superior, offered the homily. The Parish took up a special collection for Kateri Native Ministry, raising $570 through parishioner offerings at Mass. We’re grateful for the time we had together, including after Mass at our first parish social in more than two years.
Update on the Reconciliation Discussion Series
Our St Joe’s Reconciliation Discussion Series met for the fifth time this past Monday. Our special guest speaker was Fr Daryold Winkler, parish priest of St Basil’s, Ottawa. His sharing with us was authentic, poignant and refreshing, and we are so grateful for his presence with us.
Our next gathering will be in person on Monday, May 9th. We will not be offering a zoom link for this gathering. We’ll be providing details in next weeks’ bulletin and also by email. If you would like to join us but have not yet registered, please click on the link below: https://stjosephs.breezechms.com/form/cd3791
For any questions or comments, please contact [email protected] or 613 233 4095 ext.: 235.
Update on the Synodal Process of the People of God
May 1, 2022
This past week we began the next stage of St. Joe’s Parish Synodal Journey as we began to map out everything that you have shared with us in the past month and a half. We are not yet done, but what a beautiful picture your sharings are painting. You have shared your struggles, your sorrows, your gifts and your joys and your dreams. And we are so grateful.
Over the next two weeks we will continue to capture everything and roll it up into a readable summary to submit to the Archdiocese and then a bit later to Rome.
And that is not the end of it. We will return in the fall and set up a way of sharing with all of you, what we captured and begin to work on possible ways to move forward with some of your suggestions and dreams.
So please keep all of in your prayers and know that you are in ours.
your Synodal Journey Team
On April 256, 2022, Women’s Centre Director, Marsha Wilson, gave a presentation to the Kiwanis Club of Ottawa. Marsha was presented with a $500 donation. Thank you to the Kiwanis Club for your generous donation
Thank you from the Executive Director of Development and Peace-Caritas Canada
View the link below for a 1-minute video from Carl Hétu, the new Executive Director of Development and Peace-Caritas Canada, thanking you for your support of the Share Lent campaign and for putting People and Planet First. You may know Carl from his twenty years as Executive Director of CNEWA (Catholic Near East Welfare Association) in Canada, which is based in Ottawa. Prior to that, he was the Development and Peace animator for Eastern Ontario. The video contains thankyou’s from some of DPCC’s partners and lots of smiling faces.
English Conversation Circles Volunteer Update
The English Conversation Group enables participants to have a one on one conversation with a volunteer who speaks English fluently. The Group’s goal is to enable English language skills to be improved in a supportive , friendly and enjoyable way. We hold Zoom and in person sessions each Wednesday from 7pm to 8:30 pm. We welcome any parishioners who would like to be a volunteer or a participant. For further info contact [email protected]
Memories of St. Joe’s: Wayne Molye
Over the decades, Wayne Moyle has been involved in many areas of parish life, including in the church’s Liturgical Environment Ministry. Wayne shares his thoughts in the Memories of St. Joe’s video series, including the history of the Parish’s capital fundraising campaign of the nineties, which raised more than $700,000 to renew the church’s interior.
Offering for Sunday April 24, 2022: $5,465
May 1, 2022—Library titles about the SAINTS – Neuberger, A.E. Saint Kateri Tekawitha (BX4700.T3N48) 2012, Burns, P. Butler’s Lives of the Saints (BX4655.3.B88) 2003, Ghezzi, B. Voices of the Saints (BX4655.2 G49) 2000
Monday Christian Meditation Sessions have resumed in person at 9:30am in the Sacristy Library.
Wednesday Christian 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.
PASTORAL VOLUNTEERS NEEDED
Garry J. Armstrong Home, 200 Island Lodge Rd
The pandemic is slowing down, and our residents are looking forward to returning to some sense of normalcy. We are looking for Pastoral Volunteers that would be interested in visiting our Roman Catholic residents and enrich their spirituality.
Join our volunteer team here at Garry J. Armstrong Home and help make a difference in the lives of the residents! Orientation/training opportunities will be provided.
Please contact Julien Roberge at 613 580 2424 ext. 22950 or [email protected] for more information
Canadian Christian Meditation Community 2022 National Conference
The Canadian Christian Meditation Community 2022 National Conference with Dom Laurence Freeman, OSB, is taking place the 10th & 11th June 2022 at Saint Paul University, 110 Hazel Street, Ottawa. For more information and Registration: National Conference Registration.
If you have questions or require, 2021 Tax Receipts, 2022 Church Envelopes, or 2022 Missals, [please contact the Front Office at 613-233-4095 or [email protected].
Prayers for the sick: Henri VanZandvoort, Don O’Shaughnessy
Prayers for those who have died: Louis Gascon, Dan Leeman, Lucille Muldoon, Donna Andrew, Kwesi Baffoe, Paul Chamberlain, Christine Crawford,
Wed. May 4th, 2022: Hans Mueller
Thur. May 5th, 2022: Par Barr
Fri. May 6th, 2022: Lucille Muldoon
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.