33rd Sunday in Ordinary Time
13 November 2016
“You will be hated by all….on account of my name.”
God’s kingdom is a living power among us. We experience it whenever we make peace, serve one another and respect all living things. Let us prepare to be touched and challenged by God’s generosity and love.
First Reading: Malachi 3:19-20
The future that is known to God alone will see the just enjoy healing and reward, while the wicked will experience retribution.
Second Reading: 2 Thessalonians 3:7-12
Work and pray hard, striking a holy and wholesome balance between work, service and prayer.
Gospel: Luke 21:5-19
Even the most significant human achievements will pass away, but endurance and faithfulness to God through the worst of times will win us favour with God.
MASSES FOR THE WEEK
Monday, 14 November
9:00 a.m. George Teves – Parents
5:15 p.m. Deceased Members of the Catholic Women’s League – St. Joseph’s Catholic Women’s League
Tuesday, 15 November
9:00 a.m. Frank Duff – Legion of Mary
5:15 p.m. Frank Murphy – John & Yvonne Way
Wednesday, 16 November
9:00 a.m. Loreto Bilasano Tajonera – Mabuhay Pilipino Canadian Association of Kingston
10:30 a.m. Extendicare – Jerome McHenry – Charles & Lauren Gutelius (Moved from 5 October)
5:15 p.m. Nunziato Gencarelli – Angelo & Angela Gencarelli
Thursday, 17 November
9:00 a.m. Martin Cinzar – The Family
5:15 p.m. Giovanni Circelli – The Family
Friday, 18 November
9:00 a.m. Patricia Candido – Amado & Marietta Marcial
10:30 a.m. School Mass – Maureen Gilbert – Frank & Martie Cervenko
5:15 p.m. Deceased Members of the Knights of Columbus – St. Joseph’s Knights of Columbus
Saturday, 19 November
9:00 a.m. Intentions of Don & Mona Phelan – Angela & Dave Amerson
5:15 p.m. Sherry Pattenden – The Family
Sunday, 20 November
9:00 a.m. Vu Van My Vincente – The Family
11:00 a.m. People of the Parish
NEXT WEEK – 19-20 November 2016
F. Jingsen Cao
PRAYERS FOR THOSE WHO ARE ILL
Please remember in your prayers the following: Willie Wylemans; Terry Kot; Kerry Kozak; Taylor Emond; Taryn Emond; Hermina Lawlor; Helen O’Brien; Teresa Tenuta; Marcus Hacault; Katherine Yager; Barbara Giff; Bertram Mapp; Alden Mapp; Konner Curry; Sue Hunter; Lee Plumpton; Joan Wray; Joan Ling; Helen Taillon; Peter Solis; Yvonne Vickers.
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 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.
YEAR OF MERCY VOLUNTEER POSITIONS In this Year of Mercy, St. Joseph’s Parish will be showcasing volunteer possibilities:
CHRISTMAS KETTLE VOLUNTEERS NEEDED Want to make a difference in your community? Volunteer with us to support thousands of individuals and families throughout the Kingston Community. Help by committing to one or more 2-hour shifts monitoring Kettles in our city. Call 613-548-1600 x 114 or email ChristmasKettles@kingstonsa.ca to volunteer.
LEGION OF MARY Because of our inability to fill an executive roster ro the Legion of Mary at St. Joseph’s Church, we are looking for additional members who might accept an executive position. Without new members, our praesidium, which has been active for over 60 years, may have to close. If you wish to volunteer, please call Karin at 613-547-4086, and leave a message.
NEWS FROM THE CATHOLIC WOMEN’S LEAGUE The General Meeting will take place on Monday, 14 November 2016, at 6:15 p.m., following the 5:15 p.m. Mass for Deceased CWL members. Bring a “lunch” to eat before the meeting, if you wish. We will be entertained at 7:45 p.m. by “Circle of Friends,” a group from Ongwanda, instead of a speaker. Family, friends and other parish members are welcome to join us in the delightful event!
Attention all parishioners! Our Annual CWL Bake & Craft Sale will be held on 3-4 December 2016, after each Mass. Anyone wishing to donate homemade aprons with bibs, knitted or crocheted dishcloths and hand towels that hang up is asked to bring them to the parish office. Thank you in advance for your generosity and Christian spirit!
BIRTHRIGHT BABY BOTTLE COLLECTION Many thanks to the generous parishioners of St. Joseph’s Parish for your support of our moms and babies. Out of the 125 bottles that were distributed, 64 have been returned to date and collectively you have donated $2374.00. As you know, every dollar we raise is used to help support the women who come to us for support and guidance when facing a difficult or unplanned pregnancy. If you still have a bottle at home, we would appreciate it if you could return it (even empty),as they cost us $2.00 each. In that way, we can save money if we do not have to purchase more bottles for next year’s campaign. Once again, thank you and may God bless you for your generous support.
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 this weekend.
FOOD BAGS will be distributed this weekend 12-13 November 2016, for drop-off next weekend, 19-20 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.
CAMPAIGN LIFE COALITION CHRISTMAS CAKES will be on sale 12-13 and 19-20 November 2016, after all Masses. For a donation of $25.00 to CLC’s Pro-life work, you will receive a beautiful boxed deluxe Christmas Cake. We also have regular bar cake for $15.00
ROSARY IN THE CEMETERY will take place this Sunday, 13 November 2016, 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 our 32nd 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.
BUILDING FUND The monthly collection of the Building Fund will take place next weekend, 19-20 November 2016. Your support continues to make a difference. Thank you.
HOSPITALITY SUNDAY will take place on Sunday, 27 November 2016, 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.
CELEBRATION OF MEMORY AND NEW LIFE A service for the bereaved will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, 27 November 2016, 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.
SPIRITUAL INQUIRY The next gathering of the Spiritual Inquiry will begin on Wednesday, 30 November 2016, from 7:00-8:30 p.m., in the parish hall. It is an opportunity for parishioners, and others, to talk about matters of religion, faith and spirituality, in a very relaxed, informal and accepting environment. There is no agenda, and participants bring with them for discussion whatever is on their mind at the time. You are most welcome and encouraged to participate in ths unique session. Coffee and tea will be offered.
PENANCE CELEBRATION The Advent Penance Celebration for St. Joseph’s will be held on Sunday, 4 December 2016, 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.
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, 8 December 2016, from 1:00-3:00 p.m. Refreshments will be served in the parish hall; a free-will offering would be gratefully appreciated.
NIGHT OF MERCY Worship. Message. Mercy. Come experience the unconditional love of God! Join us at St. Paul the Apostle Parish on Monday, 14 November 2016, at 7:00 p.m., to celebrate the closing of the Jubilee Year of Mercy – including praise and worship music, Eucharistic Adoration, mercy through the Sacrament of Reconciliation, and a reflection by Fr. Charles Enyinnia. All are welcome!