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Thirty-Second Sunday in Ordinary Time

10 November 2019

 

Children of the resurrection.

 

Introduction

 

The end of the Church’s liturgical year is in sight, and we are being invited to think about the ultimate reality of what lies beyond and where our lives are leading.

 

Todays Readings

 

First Reading: 2 Maccabees 7:1-2, 9-14

 

No threats will dissuade the seven brothers and their mother from staying faithful to the God in whom they put their trust.

 

Second Reading:  2 Thessalonians 2:16-3:5

 

Paul prays for himself and his early converts that the Lord will strengthen and protect them.

 

Gospel: Luke 20:27-38

 

Jesus refuses to be trapped by the specious arguments of the Sadducees but stresses the truth of the resurrection that awaits the children of God.

 

MASSES FOR THE WEEK

 

Monday, 11 November

9:00 a.m.  James & Alice Fowler – Maureen Davison & Susanne Yaworski

5:15 p.m.  Deceased Members of the Catholic Women’s League – St. Joseph’s Catholic Women’s League

Tuesday, 12 November

9:00 a.m.    Martin Cinzar – The Family

5:15 p.m.  All Souls – Nubelia Rosner

Wednesday, 13 November

9:00 a.m.    Intentions of Barbara & Marvin Gibb (50th Wedding Anniversary) – Gerry & Annetta

10:30 a.m. Extendicare – Anna Valconi – Carla Maschi

5:15 p.m.  Rino Cantarutti – Gerald & Jo-Ann Koster

Thursday, 14 November

 9:00 a.m. Intentions of Katherine Quinlan – Shirley Kelliher

5:15 p.m.  Living & Deceased Members of the Hamilton & Alarie Families – Sheila Alarie

Friday,  15 November

9:00 a.m.  Rogelio Castro (1st Anniversary) – Lorna Castro

5:15  p.m.   Deceased Members of the Knights of Columbus – St. Joseph’s Knights of Columbus

Saturday, 16 November

9:00 a.m.  Paul & Gerard Gilmartin – Pat Gilmartin

5:15 p.m.  Liliana Gemignani – Gloris De Zordo

Sunday, 17 November

9:00 a.m.  Pino Murano – The Family

11:00 a.m.    People of the Parish

NEXT WEEK 16-17 November 2019

 

Date

 

Lectors

 

Eucharistic Ministers

 

Ushers

 

Sat.

16 Nov.

5:15 p.m.

 

H. Couto

O. Gowsell

Deacon Wojcik

 

B. Greigson

 

I. Stewart

F. Carter

R. Lachance

D. Mazzolin

 

Sun.

17 Nov.

9:00 a.m.

 

S. Balemba

P. Kingston

 

B. Earle

Sr. Kalchbrenner

 

R. Audet

F. Cuvelier

D. Dennee

R. Emmons

 

Sun.

17 Nov.

11:00 a.m.

 

Confirmation

 

 

Confirmation

 

J. McLaren

M. Strong

P. Tetro

G. Velasco

 

 

     Date

 

Saturday

16 Nov.

5:15 p.m.

 

Sunday

17 Nov.

9:00 a.m.

 

Sunday

17 Nov.

11:00 a.m.

 

Altar

Servers

 

F. Cao

C. Davison

 

R. Gumboc

B. Baker

T. Francis

E. Foley

 

A. Krasna

M. Stabback

R. Canning

 

Junior Liturgy

 

 

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E. Hayes

K. Turkington

 

L. Carfa

A. Weltman

 

PRAYERS FOR THOSE WHO ARE ILL

Please remember in your prayers the following: James Parsons; Jane Meeks; Marie McNeill; Judy Dowling; Millie Lane; John Dowling; Desmond Dowling; Marcus Hacault; Steve Bruce; Laure Unger; Joe Fonseca; Tom Loughheed; Lise Loughheed; Annie Mastorakos; Marc M;  Rob Hurst; Trudy Potvin; Teresa Khidir; Angeli Asenci; Kathleen Forsyth; Diane Lavery; Pat Gilmartin; Donna C.; Eileen Teppett; Jordyn Haunts Geddes.

 

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.

 

AUTOMATIC DEBIT

Automatic Debit is available for those St. Joseph’s parishioners wishing to have their Sunday Offering and/or Building Fund Collection debited directly from their bank account on a monthly basis. Those who wish to begin Automatic Debit are asked to visit the parish office to complete the necessary paperwork.


OUR PARISH

 

PARISH VISITOR PROGRAM St. Joseph’s Parish Council is exploring the possibility of establishing a Parish Visitor program.  It would be the purpose of this undertaking to provide a stronger link with the Parish for those who might be confined to their homes or places of greater care, especially as the winter season approaches.  Parish visitors would be comprised of teams of two people, with each person being appropriately trained and screened.  If you would like to learn more about being a Parish Visitor, you are asked to contact the Parish Office at 613-547-5004.  Similarly, if you would like to receive a Parish Visitor team in your home, please contact the Parish Office at 613-547-5004.  Thank you.

 

PRIESTS RETIREMENT FUND 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 our retired 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 to be held this weekend, 9-10 November 2019.

 

FOOD BAGS will be distributed this weekend 9-10 November 2019, for drop-off next weekend, 16-17 November.  Food from this collection will go towards the Christmas food hampers that volunteers from St. Joseph’s put together for fifty families in need.  Thank you for your generosity.

 

MASS FOR DECEASED CATHOLIC WOMENS LEAGUE MEMBERS The CWL invites all members to celebrate a Mass for Deceased Members on Monday, 11 November 2019, at 5:15 p.m. Bring a brown bag lunch and stay for the General Meeting, to be held at 6:15 p.m.

 

  1. JOSEPH YOUTH GROUP will meet on Friday, 15 November 2019, from 6:30-8:30 p.m., in the parish hall. All youth, Grade 2 and up, are welcome. We are a faith-based group, meeting monthly with different themed events.  This month we will be making Advent wreaths with the theme of “preparing our hearts for Jesus,” as well as enjoying a social time with ice-breakers.  For information, contact Alison at bogle@alcdsb.on.ca, or Angela at 613-547-8116.

 

BUILDING FUND  The monthly collection of the Building Fund will take place next weekend, 16-17 November 2019. We are now saving in order to begin replacement of the parking lot in 2020.  Thank you for your support.

 

SALVATION ARMY KETTLE SUPERVISION It’s time to ‘step to the plate’ and offer to supervise a kettle for one-hour shifts at Loblaws (Kingston Centre).  St. Joseph’s contributions run from 10:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m. on the following dates: 18, 20, 22, 25, 27, 29 November and 2, 4, 6, 9, 11, 13, 16, 18, 20 December.  Contact Sharon Lillis at 613-549-0559, or at sharon.lillis48@gmail.com to reserve your timings.  The early bird ‘gets the worm’ for this very worthy Christmas outreach endeavour.

 

CELEBRATION OF MEMORY AND NEW LIFE A service for the bereaved will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, 24 November 2019, 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.

 

HOSPITALITY SUNDAY The next Hospitality Sunday will take place on Sunday, 24 November 2019, after the 9:00 & 11:00 a.m. Masses.  St. Thomas More Catholic School will be our gracious host.  Please join us for fellowship and refreshments.

 

SPIRITUAL INQUIRY will take place on Thursday, 28 November 2019, from 7:00-8:30 p.m., in the sacristy.  We all want the best in life, to be happy, and so does our Lord.  Join in a continuation of the theme “Happiness, Lies and Holy Moments,” to understand how you too can achieve God’s joy.

 

CHRISTMAS CONCERT Join us for an afternoon of Christmas music, featuring the local talent of Chris Murphy, Jon McLurg and Brian Flynn, (three members of the band, Turpin’s Trail) in the church on Thursday, 5 December 2019, from 1:00-3:00 p.m.  Refreshments will be served in the parish hall; a free-will offering would be gratefully appreciated.

 

PENANCE CELEBRATION The Advent Penance Celebration for St. Joseph’s will be held on Sunday, 8 December 2019, at 2:00 p.m.  Following a brief liturgy, all will have the opportunity to receive the Sacrament of Reconciliation.  A number of visiting clergy will be present for this celebration, and all in the parish, and indeed from outside the parish, are most welcome to attend.

 

PRAYER BOOK A book has been placed in a place of honour near the Blessed Sacrament.  You are invited to write in it those needs and concerns for which you would like our St. Joseph’s family / community to pray.  Wishing to respect everyone’s privacy, please keep all entries anonymous.

 

OUR COMMUNITY

 

COAT DRIVE Looking for donations of gently used, washable (down-filled/ski-jacket style) coats (especially men & women’s L/XL/XXL), washable socks, gloves, hats & light fleece blankets.  Place items in bin at Sydenham St. Entrance of Hotel Dieu Hospital during regular business hours (Monday-Friday).  Distribution takes place at St. Mary’s Parish Hall 12-20 November and 2-17 January, 1:00-4:00 p.m., Monday-Friday.

 

SNOWFLAKE BAZAAR will be held on Saturday, 16 November 2019, from 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m., at Blessed Sacrament Parish Hall, 3 Briscoe Street, Amherstview.  Sponsored by Blessed Sacrament CWL.  Something for everyone, Christmas Shoppe, bake table, silent auction and lunch in our tea room.  No admission fee.

 

ITALIAN DINNER FUNDRAISER on Saturday, 9 November 2019, at 6:00 p.m., at St. Mary’s Cathedral Parish Centre, 260 Brock Street.  Tickets are $50.00 in advance.  Menu includes homemade ravioli, salad, chicken a la Francesca, potatoes, vegetables, dessert, coffee, tea and complimentary glass of wine.  To purchase tickets, contact Dominica at 613-546-4934 or the parish office at 613-546-5521 X 3.  Proceeds for the Sanctuary Floor Project.

 

SEPARATED AND/OR DIVORCED Are you, or someone you know, experiencing the trauma of a Separation and/or Divorce?  Come to the New Life Group Meeting,  a Catholic Ministry for the Separated and Divorced, on alternate Tuesday evenings.  The next one will take place on Tuesday, 19 November 2019, from 7:30-9:00 p.m., at the Francis J. Spence Pastoral Centre, 390 Palace Road, Kingston.  For information, call 613-548-4461.  All faith denominations are welcome.  The topic will be “Solutions to Daily Concerns,” and will be group facilitated.

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