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32nd Sunday in Ordinary Time

8 November 2015

 

“The Lord upholds the widow and orphan, but thwarts the path of the wicked.”

 

Introduction

 

The new life of Christ requires that we place our trust and hope in God and give attention to loving and caring for one another, particularly those who are vulnerable.

 

Todays Readings

 

First Reading: 1 Kings 17:10-16

 

The prophet Elijah is given water and sustenance by a poor widow; and the generous sharing of her meagre resources is rewarded with a miraculous multiplying of food.

 

Second Reading: Hebrews 9:24-28

 

As Christ died to forgive every one of us, we are safe in Christ’s loving forgiveness.

 

Gospel: Mark 12:38-44

 

Jesus admires the generosity of a poor widow, but criticizes the Temple for taking what she cannot really afford.

 

MASSES FOR THE WEEK

 

Monday, 9 November

9:00 a.m. Maureen Doyle – Shirley Kelliher

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

Tuesday, 10 November

9:00 a.m. Clair Kearns – Wilma Kearns

5:15 p.m. Barrie Gunhouse – Mike & Diane Foley

Wednesday, 11 November

9:00 a.m.        Deceased Member of the Black & Reilly Families – Annetta Pattenden

10:30 a.m.        Extendicare – Walter Kay – Ashley Kirkpatirck (moved from 21 October)

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

Thursday, 12 November

9:00 a.m. Jane L’Abbe – L’Abbe Family

5:15 p.m.         Michael Walsh – The Family

Friday,  13 November

9:00 a.m. Timothy Stenson – Alene & Kevin Deck

5:15 p.m. Luisa Praticante – Maria & Max

Saturday, 14 November

9:00 a.m.         Antonio D’Andreo & Polubo Concetta – The Family

5:15 p.m.         Michael Walsh (15th Anniversary) – Estelle Walsh & Family

Sunday, 15 November

9:00 a.m.  Carlo Mazzolin – The Family

11:00 a.m.        People of the Parish

NEXT WEEK – 14-15 November 2015

 

Masses

 

Lectors

 

Eucharistic

Ministers

 

Ushers

 

Sat.

14 Nov.

5:15 p.m.

 

M. Downey

M. Peck

Deacon Wojcik

 

J. Lachance

 

F. Carter

J. Garrah

A. Kelly

D. Mazzolin

 

Sun.

15 Nov.

9:00 a.m.

 

B. Kasaboski

A. Bacile

Deacon Wojcik

 

N. Haunts

 

K. Mulrooney

D. Neddow

T. Raine

M. Turkington

 

Sun.

15 Nov.

11:00 a.m.

 

Sr. D. Fournier

O. D’Abreo

Deacon Wojcik

 

K. Colwell

 

P. Tetro

L. Garrett

J. McLaren

J. Scott

 

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, especially Antonio Rodriguez; Bryleigh Young.

 

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

 

Mon. 9 Nov.

 

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

 

Tues., 10 Nov.

 

*9:30 a.m. – Legion of Mary

*7:00 p.m. – Baptism Preparation Course

 

Wed., 11 Nov.

 

*12:30 p.m. – Afternoon cards

*7:00 p.m. – Choir Practice

*7:00 p.m. – Parish Pastoral Council Meeting

 

Thurs., 12 Nov.

 

*7:00 p.m. – RCIA

 

Sun., 15 Nov.

 

*2:00 p.m. – Celebration of Memory and New Life

 

 

OUR PARISH

 

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 this weekend, 7-8 November 2015.

 

FOOD BAGS will be distributed this weekend 7-8 November 2015, for drop-off next weekend, 14-15 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.

 

BUILDING FUND The monthly collection of the Building Fund will take place next weekend, 14-15 November 2015. Your support continues to make a difference. Thank you.

 

CATHOLIC WOMENS LEAGUE 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).

 

CAMPAIGN LIFE COALITION CHRISTMAS CAKES Delicious custom-baked Christmas Cakes will be sold at all Masses on 15-16 and 22-23 November 2015. For a donation of $25.00 to Campaign Life Coalition’s Pro-life work, you will receive a beautiful boxed 900g. Christmas cake in a decorative tin. We also have 680g. Cake for $15.00. For information, call Dr. Ben Krasna at 613-544-3598, or CLC at 613-389-4472.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

SPIRITUAL INQUIRY The next “Spiritual Inquiry” gathering will be held on Monday, 30 November 2015, from 7:00-8:30 p.m., in the parish hall. Those in attendance will be able to pose questions, offer reflections or make comments regarding religion, faith or spirituality and respond to the queries/comments raised by others. Previous gatherings have been insightful, inspiring and well-attended. Join us in this unstructured and informal evening of conversation and casual reflection. Tea and coffee will be offered.

 

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 17 November 2015, at 7:30 p.m. The topic will be “Impact of Separation and Divorce on Children.” For information, contact the Family Ministry Office at family@romancatholic.kingston.on.ca or by calling 613-548-4461.

 

FINDING HAPPINESS IN A BUSY WORLD Young, old, single, married – all need and crave it. Come hear Dr. Tim Lau, distinguished psychiatrist, speak on this topic THIS SATURDAY, 14 NOVEMBER, at Ellis Hall Auditorium, Queen’s. Registration is at 7:15 p.m. Tickets sold at door: $20.00; $15.00 for students with ID.

 

FORMING INTENTIONAL DISCIPLES WORKSHOP Join us for an interactive day of how we can awaken our personal faith in Christ and become intentional disciples that effectively share faith with others, on Saturday, 28 November 2015, from 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m., at Providence Spirituality Centre. This workshop is based on the best-selling book by Sherry Weddell, facilitated by Deacon Mark Cesnik, from the St. Catherine of Sienna Institute. Especially helpful for those in ministries in parishes, but ALL are welcome. Contact Nadia at youth@romancatholic.kingston.on.ca by 23 November.

 

GUYS AND DOLLS Holy Cross Catholic Secondary School proudly presents the musical production of Guys & Dolls, 25-28 November 2015, at 7:00 p.m. Tickets are $15.00, and may be purchased at lunch in the front foyer of the school, or by contacting Mrs. Cantarutti at 613-384-1919 x 3415.

 

  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.