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31st Sunday in Ordinary Time
30 October 2016

“Today salvation has come to this house.”

Introduction

God is merciful and wishes all people to be saved. In facing and in dealing with the evils of this world, we are called to practice both justice and mercy.

Today’s Readings

First Reading: Wisdom 11:22-12:2

The writer of ancient wisdom understands that God’s power is matched by God’s infinite mercy and kindness.

Second Reading: 2 Thessalonians 1:11-2:2

This is a prayer that God’s power will fulfil our desire for holiness of life.

Gospel: Luke 19:1-10

Jesus enters Jerico and surprises everyone.

MASSES FOR THE WEEK

Monday, 31October
9:00 a.m. Elnora Cabotan – Samahang Filipino-Canadian Ng Kingston
5:15 p.m. John Brandao – Maria & Family
Tuesday, 1 November
9:00 a.m. Deceased Members of the Marcial & Capili Families – Amado & Marietta Marcial
5:15 p.m. Maureen Doyle – Neil & Jane Mangan
Wednesday, 2 November
9:00 a.m. All Souls
10:30 a.m. Extendicare – All Souls
5:15 p.m. All Souls
Thursday, 3 November
9:00 a.m. Forgotten Souls in Purgatory – Chris Jones & Family
5:15 p.m. Frank Murphy – Adele Maschi
Friday, 4 November
9:00 a.m. Charles Vidal – Genevieve Vidal
10:00 a.m. Kingsdale Château – Edward Kennedy – Lily & Romeo Ramos
5:15 p.m. Luisa Praticante – The Family
Saturday, 5 November
9:00 a.m. Maria Klante – Klante Family
5:15 p.m. Bonnie Tousignant – Mike & Pat Jordan
Sunday, 6 November
9:00 a.m. Laverne McGrath – Colleen Mahoney
11:00 a.m. People of the Parish

NEXT WEEK – 5-6 November 2016

Date
Lectors
Eucharistic Ministers
Ushers

Saturday
5 Nov.
5:15 p.m.
T. Couto
H. Couto
L. Bickerstaffe
J. Lachance
S. Peck
A. Kelly
A. Wilson
P. Scott

Sunday
6 Nov.
9:00 a.m.
D. Balemba
M. Cervenko
Dcn. Wojcik
S. Balemba

S. Eves
T. McCue
D. Dennee
D. Neddow

Sunday
6 Nov.
11:00 a.m.
J. Koster
J. Fraser
L. Carfa
R. Kwak
D. Kurman
L. Garrett
P. Greenwood
B. Krasna

Date
Saturday
5 Nov.
5:15 p.m.
Sunday
6 Nov.
9:00 a.m.
Sunday
6 Nov.
11:00 a.m.

Altar
Servers
E. Drumm
M. Drumm
F. Jingsen Cao
T. Francis
B. Evaristo
A. Cantarutti
C. Cantarutti
K. Rances
K. Rances
K. Rances
M. Roque

Junior Liturgy

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P. Bullock
C. Dempster
A. Fraser
G. Goncalves
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; Danny Jamieson; 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

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

YEAR OF MERCY VOLUNTEER POSITIONS In this Year of Mercy, St. Joseph’s Parish will be showcasing volunteer possibilities:

CNIB KINGSTON – Volunteers(14+ years; 19+ to work with clients or client information) are needed for various services. Vision Mate Volunteers provide regular one-to-one assistance and companionship for blind or partially sighted persons. This could include reading, organizing, walking, assisting with errands and friendly visiting. Volunteers are also needed for the CNIB store. Contact Tracy Holland, Volunteer Coordinator at tracyholland@cnib.ca or by phone at 613-542-4975×5094.

NEW CHURCH SIGN You will have noticed that a new church sign has been erected along Place Road. We are grateful to Gerald and Margaret Kazma, whose generosity in memory of Ken Lillis, made this sign possible.

SCREENING To comply with Archdiocesan regulations, clergy, lay employees, and volunteers are required to participate in the Archdiocesan Screening Process. Over the next few weeks, you will be contacted to follow through with this process. If you have any questions, please contact the parish office at 613-547-5004.

HOME VISITS The parish is currently in the process of organizing a committee to visit parishioners in seniors’ residents and nursing homes. If you know of anyone who would enjoy a visit, please call the parish office at 613-547-5004.

HOSPITALITY SUNDAY The next Hospitality Sunday will take place this Sunday, 30 October 2016, after the 9:00 and 11:00 a.m. Masses. Please join us in the parish hall for fellowship and a snack.

THE BIG PHAT HORN BAND and Banters (opening act) will perform Thursday, 3 November 2016, from 7:00-9:00 p.m., at Holy Cross Catholic Secondary School. Tickets are $15/person. Contact Deb Myers at 613-384-1919X4075 or myers@alcdsb.on.ca for tickets and information. Tickets will also be sold at all Masses on 22-23 October 2016. Proceeds go directly to our house build in Jamaica.

FIRST FRIDAY DEVOTION On Friday, 4 November 2016, adoration of the Blessed Sacrament will commence at 9:00 a.m. and continue until 5:00 p.m. You are encouraged to spend an hour with the Lord.

NEWS FROM THE CATHOLIC WOMEN’S LEAGUE The Executive Meeting will take place on Monday, 7 November 2016, at 7:00 p.m., in the parish hall.

PRIESTS’ RETIREMENT FUND As members of our Catholic community, we regularly benefit from the tireless service of our priests. In this Jubilee Year of Mercy, we remember how they have been tangible instruments of the Lord’s mercy in our lives. Called by God, and ordained to care for His people, our priests serve our families, in churches, schools, hospitals, nursing homes, missions and on the streets. The Priests’ Retirement Fund ensures our priests can live their retirement years with dignity. The collection will take place in all parishes in the Archdiocese during the weekend of 12-13 November. This fund does more than just support our priests in their retirement years; it represents a very tangible gesture of thanks for the blessings we have received. Your generosity is greatly appreciated.

ROSARY IN THE CEMETERY will take place on 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.

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.

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 wil lbe present for this celebration, and all in the parish, and indeed from outside the parish, are most welcome to attend.

OUR COMMUNITY

SEPARATED AND/OR DIVORCED You are welcome to attend the New Life Support Group on alternate Tuesday evenings at 390 Palace Road, Kingston. The next meeting will take place on Tuesday, 1 November 2016. The topic will be “Let God & Move On; Hold On & Remain Stuck.” For further information, contact the Family Ministry Office at family@romancatholic.kingston.on.ca, or at 613-548-4461.

ANNUAL LITURGICAL CONFERENCE 2016, presented by the Archdiocese of Kingston, “From Mass to Mission,” with presenter Fr. Tom Rosica, Salt and Light Television, will take place on Friday, 11 November, from 7:00-9:00 p.m., and Saturday, 12 November, from 9:00 a.m.-3:30 p.m., at Our Lady of Lourdes Church, 490 Days Road, Kingston. The conference will focus on the missionary role of the Church in today’s world. Please join us. Registration is $50.00, and includes the Social on Friday, lunch, all coffee breaks and fees. Deadline for registration is Monday, 31 October 2016. Forms are available at the parish office, or at http://www.romancatholic.kingston.on.ca/. For information, contact Mariola Gozdek at liturgy@romancatholic.kingston.on.ca or by calling 613-548-4461, ext. 114.

AN EVENING FOR PEACE will take place at the Isabel, 390 King Street, on Friday, 11 November 2016, at 7:30 p.m. All proceeds will go to PeaceQuest. For ticket information call 613-533-2424.

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED Providence Manor and St. Mary’s of the Lake Hospital require volunteers to assist residents going to and from Mass, as well as Extraordinary Ministers for the Distribution of Holy Communion. Contact Ruth Flores at 613-548-7222 X 3160, or floresr@providencecare.ca. at Providence Care, and Tania Christie at 613-548-7222 x 2292 or smolvolunteer@providencecare.ca, at St. Mary’s. Thank you for considering our invitation to join us as we care for vulnerable persons seeking spiritual nuture.