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All Saints

1 November 2015

 

“What we are to be in the future has not yet been revealed.”

 

Introduction

 

Today we celebrate the feast of All Saints. But what is it to be a saint? There is something mysterious about sainthood.

 

Todays Readings

 

First Reading: Revelation 7:2-4, 9-14

 

John has a vision of a great multitude, clothed in white, standing before the throne of the Lamb.

 

Second Reading: 1 John 3:1-3

 

What we are to be in our future life in God’s kingdom has not yet been revealed.

 

Gospel: Matthew 5:1-12

 

Jesus teaches us about the kingdom of God through the Beatitudes.

 

MASSES FOR THE WEEK

 

Monday, 2 November

9:00 a.m. All Souls

5:15 p.m. All Souls

Tuesday, 3 November

9:00 a.m. Deceased members of the Garofalo & Agostinelli Families – Josephine Saccon

5:15 p.m. Bert & Margaret Purcell – The Family

Wednesday, 4 November

9:00 a.m.        Charles Vidal – Genevieve Vidal & Family

10:30 a.m.        Extendicare – Walter Kay – The Family

5:15 p.m. Gordon Tompkins (34th Anniversary) – The Family

Thursday, 5 November

9:00 a.m. Deceased Members of the Pattenden Family – Gerry Pattenden

5:15 p.m.         Maria Reia – Peter & Elena Music

Friday,  6 November

9:00 a.m. Intentions of Chris Forster – Bernadette Burgess

10:00 a.m.        Kingsdale Château – Doreen Dillon – Wilma Kearns

5:15 p.m. Michael Leo Jewitt & Deceased Members of the Jewitt Family – The Estate

Saturday, 7 November

9:00 a.m.         Living & Deceased Members of the Alarie & Hamilton Families – Sheila Alarie

5:15 p.m.         Gerry Waters – The Family

Sunday, 8 November

9:00 a.m.  Margaret Hay – Anne & Ken Boyd

11:00 a.m.        People of the Parish

 

NEXT WEEK – 7-8 November 2015

 

Masses

 

Lectors

 

Eucharistic

Ministers

 

Ushers

 

Sat.

7 Nov.

5:15 p.m.

 

H. Couto

T. Couto

 

L. Bickerstaffe

P. Scott

 

P. Scott

I. Stewart

A. Wilson

R. Lachance

 

Sun.

8 Nov.

9:00 a.m.

 

S. Eves

A. MacKinnon

 

F. Lovie

G. Goncalves

 

D. Dennee

R. Emmons

T. McCue

 

Sun.

8 Nov.

11:00 a.m.

 

C. Kavanaugh

M-A. Wojcik

Deacon Wojcik

 

Sr. Kalchbrenner

 

B. Krasna

P. Greenwood

F. Asuncion

M. Strong

 

PRAYERS FOR THOSE WHO ARE ILL

Please remember in your prayers the following: Kerry Kozak; Terry Kot; Gerald Levesque; Hermina Lawlor; Donald Jackson; Carolyn Curry; Neil Oosterman; Kevin Kimmett; Tony Deodato; Jean Wells; Ciara Ryckman; Eileen Garrah; June Emmons Church; Joe Verner; Donna Verner; John Light; David Tessier; Maureen McCarthy; Edward Courneya; Walter Boru; Charles Virgin; Anne Cadamuro; Helene Taillon; Irene Smith.

 

We will leave the name of the individual who is ill on the prayer list for one month. If at the end of the month prayers are still needed, we ask that a family member contact us to request prayers to be continued for another month. Please contact Pam at the office at 613-547-5004.

 

PRAYERS FOR THE DECEASED

You are asked to remember in prayer those recently deceased.

 

If there are members of your family or friends who are ill or have recently died, and for whom you wish prayers, please contact the rectory to provide their names.

 

WEEK AT A GLANCE

 

 

Sun., 1 Nov.

 

*1:00 p.m. – Rosary in the Cemetery at St. Mary’s Cemetery

 

Mon. 2 Nov.

 

*7:00 p.m. – Catholic Women’s League Executive Meeting

 

Tues., 3 Nov.

 

*9:30 a.m. – Legion of Mary

*11:00 a.m. – Ministry to the Deaf

*7:00 p.m. – Knights of Columbus General Meeting

 

Wed., 4 Nov.

 

*12:30 p.m. – Afternoon cards

*7:00 p.m. – Choir Practice

 

Thurs., 5 Nov.

 

*7:00 p.m. – RCIA

 

 

OUR PARISH

 

ROSARY IN THE CEMETERY This Sunday, 1 November 2015, at 1:00 p.m., we will carry on the tradition of saying the Rosary at St. Mary’s Cemetery to remember the “Holy Souls”. This will be the 31st consecutive year, and all members of the congregation, families and friends are invited to join us at the Statue of the Angel of Mercy (northwest corner of St. Mary’s Cemetery) to reflect and pray for the deceased.

 

CATHOLIC WOMENS LEAGUE Executive Meeting will take place on Monday, 2 November 2015, at 7:00 p.m. in the parish hall. The General Meeting will take place on Monday, 9 November 2015; Mass for Deceased Members is at 5:15 p.m., followed by the meeting starting at 6:15 p.m. Bring your lunch for after Mass. Speaker Jochebed Katan will talk about her experience living and hiding in Nazi-occupied Holland from 1942-45. She is the only Holocaust survivor in Kingston. She will be selling her book, “You Are Not Allowed To Shoot Me.” Cost is $28.00 (cash or cheque).

 

DISCUSSION GROUP A group of parishioners are getting together to study Pope Francis’ Letter, Care of the Earth, our Common Home (Laudato Si). If you wish to join us, please submit your name by contacting the parish office at 613-547-5004, or Alice Gazeley at 613-544-0485, or rgazeley@cogeco.ca. Once we see who is interested, we will set a date to get together and plan our study time and location.

 

FIRST FRIDAY DEVOTION On Friday, 6 November 2015, adoration of the Blessed Sacrament will commence following the 9:00 a.m. Mass and continue until 5:00 p.m. You are encouraged to spend an hour with the Lord.

 

PRIESTS RETIREMENT FUND PARISH COLLECTION supports the Archdiocesan program which provides elderly and infirm priests with the financial support they have earned after many years of service. The Fund currently provides monthly pensions and health benefits for twenty priests. We thank you for the generosity you have shown in the past, and we hope that you will generously support this year’s collection on 7-8 November 2015.

 

CELEBRATION OF MEMORY AND NEW LIFE A service for the bereaved will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, 15 November 2015, here at St. Joseph’s Church. There will be a particular remembrance of loved ones who have died in the past year. All are welcome, and you are especially encouraged to attend if you have recently lost a close friend or member of your family. Light refreshments will follow in the parish hall.

 

ANNUAL CHRISTMAS BAKE & CRAFT SALE The Catholic Women’s League will be hosting their Annual Christmas Bake & Craft Sale on 21-22 November 2015, after all Masses. There will also be a Themed Basket Raffle. Cakes, pies, breads & cookies, etc., will be available. If any parishioners have crafts that they would like to donate, please bring to the parish office. Thank you.

 

HOSPITALITY SUNDAY The next Hospitality Sunday will take place on Sunday, 29 November 2015, after the 9:00 and 11:00 a.m. Masses. If you are willing to bring squares, cookies or loaves for this event, please sign up on the sheets provided at the church entrances. Your hosts for this Hospitality Sunday will be the St. Joseph’s Hockey Association.

 

CAMPAIGN LIFE COALITION Thank you most sincerely for your generous donations through our Coins for Life fundraiser over the summer months. We appreciate your financial support and the commitment that you make to help save lives.

 

PARTNERS IN MISSION FOOD BANK wishes to thank the parishioners of St. Joseph’s for the donation of $745.00, 3 boxes and 74 bags of food. The total number of hampers given out since 2011 has grown 14%. As part of a very giving community, the support we receive from individuals, churches, schools, organizations and businesses has allowed us to continue to serve those less fortunate.

 

OUR COMMUNITY

 

SEPARATED AND/OR DIVORCED The New Life Support Group meets on alternate Tuesday evenings at 390 Palace Road, Kingston. The next gathering will take place on 3 November 2015, at 7:30 p.m. The topic will be “Anger: Causes and Guises.” For information, contact the Family Ministry Office at 613-548-4461 or at family@romancatholic.kingston.on.ca.

 

BLESSED SACRAMENT CWL SNOWFLAKE BAZAAR will take place Saturday, 7 November 2015, from 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. at 3 Briscoe Street, Amherstview. Admission is free. Bake table; Christmas Shoppe; silent auction and luncheon. See you there!

 

FINDING HAPPINESS IN A BUSY WORLD A talk given by Catholic Psychiatrist Dr. Tim Lau, on Saturday, 14 November 2015, at 7:15 p.m., at Ellis Hall Auditorium, Queen’s. Early-bird tickets are $15.00 until 16 October; after this time, $20.00. Buy on-line at www.neeje.ca or from Christina at 613-328-9323.

 

  1. PHILOMENA CHURCH, Howe Island, is in the early phases of developing a conservation plan for its cemetery so that future generations can participate in the spiritual and cultural celebration of its heritage. We are reaching out to parishes in the Archdiocese for assistance in this project. We are looking for information about a relative or friend who may be buried here. Perhaps the connection with you may be an ancestor. Any information would be helpful. Please contact Lise Emmerson at St. John the Evangelist Rectory by phone at 613-328-2017 or by email at stjohnphil@gmail.com.

 

  1. MARY’S MOMS & TOTS Inviting all mothers in the Kingston Archdiocese for faith formation and fellowship on the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of the month, from 10:00-11:30 a.m., at St. Mary’s Parish Centre, 260 Brock Street. Babysitting is provided. Contact Anna Freeman at St.MarysMomsandTots@gmail.com.

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