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ARCHDIOCESE OF KINGSTON

390 Palace Road, Kingston, Ontario, Canada, K7L 4T3, 613-548-4461, fax 613-548-4744

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July 29, 2015 1:51 PM

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MISSION STATEMENT

We, the community of God's People
in the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Kingston,
united by the Holy Spirit with lives rooted in the Gospel,
proclaim with joy the resurrection of Christ and,
as followers of the Risen Lord, under the patronage of Mary,
the Mother of God, dedicate our lives in Christian service
to all especially those in most need.


ANNOUNCEMENT 

I am writing to inform you that Mariola Gozdek has been appointed Screening Coordinator for the Archdiocese of Kingston, effective June 15, 2015.  Mariola replaces Monique Marchand, who resigned from this position at the end of February.

Most of you already know Mariola from her work as part-time Coordinator of the Archdiocesan Liturgy Office since 2010.  She has also been working at St. Mary’s Cathedral, serving the Cathedral parish as Coordinator of Faith Formation. 

Mariola will now serve full time at the Pastoral Centre, combining the half-time position of Screening Coordinator with the half-time position of Liturgy Office Coordinator. 

+ Brendan M. O’Brien, Archbishop of Kingston


PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENTS


BLOOD DONORS URGENTLY REQUIRED

at the Kingston clinic - 850 Gardiner’s Road
The process is easy and requires that the interested person call
1-888-236-6283 or make their appointment online at www.blood.ca.
It's in you to give


HOTEL DIEU HOSPITAL

The Hotel Dieu Hospital Spiritual and Religious Care Department is looking for donations of synthetic yarn.  The yarn is used  to make prayer shawls and afghans, which are then given out where it is felt they are most needed.   Donations of yarn can be dropped off at the Spiritual and Religious Care office  (room 391 on Sydenham 3) Mondays –Thursdays from 8:30 -12:30.  Contact number 613-544-3400 ext. 2231.


PROVIDENCE MANOR

Volunteer Opportunities

Providence Manor needs volunteers from parishes in the Archdiocese of Kingston to assist Roman Catholic Residents with their spiritual needs in the following ways: 

  • A male volunteer to assist a retired priest to attend Mass in the Home.
  • Assist residents going to and from Mass at the Manor on Tuesday – Friday (10:30 a.m. to 12:00 noon), which includes pushing wheelchairs and walking alongside residents who require assistance/supervision.
  • Help coordinate with one of Providence Manor’s residents a Rosary Group that meets daily at 4:00 p.m. to say the Rosary together.
  • Be part of the team that serves the 107 Roman Catholic Residents as an Extraordinary Minister for the Distribution of Holy Communion, especially to Residents who are unable to attend Mass.

Please contact Danielle Gowdy, Coordinator of Recreation and Volunteer Services at Providence Manor at 613-548-7222, ext. 3141

 


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Message from Archbishop O’Brien

CLERGY APPOINTMENTS

I wish to announce the following clergy appointments, effective 5 August 2015, unless otherwise indicated:

         
ADMINISTRATOR

Rev. James Fukes, OFM.Conv., is appointed Administrator of the parish of St. Barnaby, Brewers Mills.  This appointment is in addition to his responsibilities as Pastor of the parish of Holy Family, Kingston.

Rev. Paul Njoku, SMMM, is appointed Administrator of the parish of St. John the Evangelist, Flinton, and the mission of St. Kilian, Ardoch.

Rev. Aidan Dasaah is appointed Administrator of the parish of St. Carthagh, Tweed, and the parish of St. Edmund, Stoco, effective 10 September 2015.

ASSOCIATE PASTOR

Rev. James Quirk is appointed part-time Associate Pastor at Holy Family Parish, Kingston, with responsibility for sacramental ministry in the parish of St. Barnaby, Brewers Mills, as assigned by the Administrator, Father James Fukes, OFM.Conv.

PASTORAL REPLACEMENT MINISTRY  

Rev. Joseph Machaj will provide replacement ministry in the parishes of the Western and Northern Deaneries.

CHAPLAINCY

Rev. Francesco Msofu is appointed Priest Chaplain at Providence Manor, Kingston.

MINISTRY OUTSIDE THE ARCHDIOCESE

Rev. Mark Ruckpaul will be providing ministry in the Diocese of Venice, Florida, beginning on 10 September 2015.

SEMINARIANS

Anthony Hale will be doing his pastoral year at the parish of St. John the Baptist, Perth, beginning on 8 September 2015.

Brian Russell will be doing his pastoral year at the parish of St. Francis Xavier, Brockville, beginning on 8 September 2015.

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ENCYCLICAL LETTER
LAUDATO SI’
OF THE HOLY FATHERFRANCIS
ON CARE FOR OUR COMMON HOME


Message from Archbishop O’Brien

EARTHQUAKE IN NEPAL

Dear Monsignor/Father:

I ask that you convey my gratitude to your parishioners for their generosity and cooperation in supporting the joint campaign of the CCCB and Development and Peace to provide assistance to the victims of the devastating earthquakes in Nepal. 

Donations totalling $110,985.51 have been received from the parishes of the Archdiocese and forwarded to the Canadian Catholic Organization for Development and Peace.  The generous donations of our parishioners – received by May 25, 2015 – are being matched by the Federal Government and will be of great benefit to the people of Nepal as they work to rebuild their country and their lives.

If you receive any further donations which are designated for Nepal Earthquake Relief, please continue to issue income tax receipts from your parish and send the money collected to the Chancery Office so that it can be forwarded to Development and Peace.  Although the deadline has passed for the Federal Government to match the funds collected, the people of Nepal are still in great need of financial assistance.

     
Please remember the people of Nepal in your prayers and through your generosity.

 

Message from Archbishop O’Brien

I would like to thank all those who participated in the online survey in preparation for the 2015 Synod of Bishops on the Vocation and Mission of the Family in the Church and the contemporary world.  Seventy-six responses were received from individuals and a few groups.  The results have been sent to the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops and will be incorporated into the response of the CCCB to the Synod Secretariat.


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MESSAGE OF HIS HOLINESS POPE FRANCIS
FOR THE THIRTIETH WORLD YOUTH DAY

2015

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