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Twenty-Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time
17 September 2017

“Were you not bound, then, to have pity on your fellow servant just as I had pity on you?”

Introduction

As we gather today to celebrate the mercy and generosity of our God, let us nurture compassion and reconciliation in our own lives.

Today’s Readings

First Reading: Ecclesiasticus 27:30-28:7

The Lord deplores resentment and anger, which can be readily found in sinners. Mercy and forgiveness are found in God’s faithful followers.

Second Reading: Romans 14:7-9

Alive or dead, we belong to the Lord.

Gospel: Matthew 18:21-35

Jesus uses the parable of the unmerciful servant to urge forgiveness and mercy.

MASSES FOR THE WEEK
Monday, 18 September
9:00 a.m. Giovanni Circelli – The Family
5:15 p.m. Ruth & Leo Cook – Bill Cook
Tuesday, 19 September
9:00 a.m. Fern Taillon
5:15 p.m. Deceased Members of the Pattenden Family – Gerry & Annetta
Wednesday, 20 September
9:00 a.m. Dr. Natalio San Pedro (2nd Anniversary) – Lourdes San Pedro & Family
10:30 a.m. Extendicare – Aileen Reeves – Thomas & Bernice Savage
5:15 p.m. Elizabeth Swenson – Arlene Fraser
Thursday, 21 September
9:00 a.m. George Teves – Parents
5:15 p.m. Frank Murphy – Susan Overvelde
Friday, 22 September
9:00 a.m. Maria Klante – Klante Family
5:15 p.m. Forgotten Souls in Purgatory – Chris Jones & Family
Saturday, 23 September
9:00 a.m. Ken Kehoe – Rita Kehoe & Family
5:15 p.m. Melecio Quintana Sr. – Joe & Lolita Quintana
Sunday, 24 September
9:00 a.m. Victoria Abusada & Jorge Menacho & Deceased Family Members – Sergio Menacho & Family
11:00 a.m. People of the Parish
NEXT WEEK – 23-24 September 2017

Date
Lectors
Eucharistic Ministers
Ushers

Saturday
23 Sept.
5:15 p.m.

B. Greigson
C. Pitts
Deacon Wojcik
M-A. Wojcik
I. Stewart
J. Garrah
A. Kelly
R. Lachance

Sunday
24 Sept.
9:00 a.m.
J. Watts
P. McCue
Deacon Wojcik
N. McCue
R. Emmons
S. Eves
T. McCue
D. Neddow

Sunday
24 Sept.
11:00 a.m.
S. Broekhoven
K. Burbank
Deacon Wojcik
N. Balla
P. Tetro
D. Kurman
F. Asuncion
P. Greenwood

 

Date
Saturday
23 September
5:15 p.m.
Sunday
24 September
9:00 a.m.
Sunday
24 September
11:00 a.m.

Altar
Servers
O. Gowsell
A. Cantarutti
C. Cantarutti
K. Gowsell
A. Gowsell
R. Watts
I. Watts
P. Krasna
A. Krasna
M. Farrell

Junior
Liturgy

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S. Skebo
N. Dennee
P. Krasna
M. Mussari
L. Carfa

PRAYERS FOR THOSE WHO ARE ILL
Please remember in your prayers the following: Helen Taillon; Yvonne Vickers; Kathy Veley; Tony Deodato; Ciara Ryckman; Jean Wells; Danny Denham; Brigit Knott; Jack Coleman; Marie McNeil; Marcus Hacault; Kim Emond; Freeman Shupe; Kathleen Forsyth; Evangeline Talens; Theresa Whalen-Witjes; Millie Lane; Doug Switzer; Jim McCarthy.

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

PEANUT-FREE ZONE Please refrain from bringing peanuts, or products containing peanuts, into the crying room. We have had a number of requests that this area remain peanut-free. Thank you for your cooperation and consideration.

PARTNERS IN MISSION FOOD BANK Food Bags will be distributed this weekend, 16-17 September 2017, for return on the weekend of 23-24 September. Thank you for your continued support.

SOCIAL & ECOLOGICAL JUSTICE GROUP MEETING will be held on the 4th Friday of the month at 9:30 a.m. The next meeting will take place on Friday, 22 September 2017. Please join us in the parish hall.

HOSPITALITY SUNDAY will take place on Sunday, 24 September 2017, 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.

RITE OF CHRISTIAN INITIATION FOR ADULTS Do you know
someone who has expressed an interest in becoming Catholic, or was baptized Catholic as a child, but has not celebrated the Sacraments of Confirmation and Eucharist? We offer an opportunity to come together in a small group to learn more about our faith. Sessions focus on the teachings and experience of Church and prepare individuals to celebrate the Sacraments of Baptism, Confirmation, and Eucharist during the Easter season. You are welcome to participate in the process with your questions, your insights and your faith story in a warm accepting setting. For information, please contact the parish office at 613-547-5004. Sessions will begin in late September.

COLLECTION FOR THE NEEDS OF THE CHURCH IN CANADA Why is there such a collection? Every year, the Bishops of Canada make an appeal for financial assistance to support their work and the work of each diocese/eparchy by means of the Collection for the Needs of the Church in Canada. The President of the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops (CCCB), the Most Reverend Douglas Crosby, O.M.I., Bishop of Hamilton, has described this Collection as an invitation to “all the faithful to participate in the life and mission of the Church through their active involvement in the life of their parish community, their prayers, their diverse charisms, their moral support, and the contributions of their time and talents. The Collection for the Needs of the Church is an opportunity for Catholics to truly help their diocese/eparchy participate in the regional episcopal assemblies and the CCCB. Any additional revenue which is raised is used by the diocese/eparchy for its own pastoral programs and other activities.”
The Collection for the Needs of the Church in Canada will take place on 23- 24 September 2017. This annual charitable initiative furthers the collegiality and synodality of the Bishops’ ministry in leading, shepherding, teaching, guiding, sanctifying and pastorally caring for all of God’s children, disciples of Christ in Canada.

SACRAMENT OF CONFIRMATION will take place on Sunday, 19 November 2017, at 2:00 p.m. If you have a child in grade 8 who wishes to receive this Sacrament, please contact the parish office at 613-547-5004 to register by 25 September 2017. If your child attends one of the parish schools, you will receive a registration form from the school. The Enrollment Ceremony will take place on the weekend of 14-15 October 2017. There will be a parents’ meeting on Monday, 25 September 2017, at 7:00 p.m. in the parish hall regarding Confirmation.

FALL CONCERT On Thursday, 5 October 2017, we will be entertained in the church from 1:00-3:00 p.m., by the local talents of Chris Murphy, Jon McClurg and Brian Flynn. Please come, bring a friend or two, and enjoy two hours of music and fellowship. Light refreshments will be served. A free-will monetary offering would be appreciated.

WOMEN AT THE HEART OF PEACE This free workshop on Saturday, 14 October 2017, from 9:45 a.m.-noon, at St. Joseph’s parish hall, will discuss the new Development & Peace campaign. In a world increasingly threatened by war, it is time to find new ways of creating peace. Women are a key part of the solution, and so are YOU! Pre-register before 12 October by calling Barb Quinn at 613-544-4836, or Alice Gazeley at 613-544-0485. Hosted by the Catholic Women’s League, St. Joseph’s Council, and Development & Peace.

OUR COMMUNITY

CURSILLISTAS You are invited to an Ultreya on Sunday, 24 September 2017, at 2:00 p.m., at St. John the Apostle Church, 88 Patrick Street. It will consist of a witness talk, response, small groups, music, prayer and refreshments. All Cursillistas are invited to come out to renew old friendships and meet fellow Cursillistas. For information, contact Mike & Diane Foley at 613-549-6224, or mfoley8@cogeco.ca.

PARISH HARVEST SUPPER for Holy Name of Mary, Marysville; St. Charles Borromeo, Read; St. Vincent de Paul, Deseronto, will be held on Sunday, 24 September 2017, at St. Charles Borromeo Hall, 484 Enright Road, Read, from 4:00-7:00 p.m. Roast beef supper, Jeff Code & Silver Wings Band, Silent Auction, Face Painting, Castle Maze and Bean Bag Toss. Adults: $15.00; Children 6-12: $7.50; Children 5 & Under: free. Hope to see you there.

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES AT PROVIDENCE CARE AND /PROVIDENCE MANOR SITE Volunteers are needed in a variety of capacities to assist Roman Catholic Residents with their spiritual needs. For information, or to volunteer, please contact Ruth Flores, Coordinator of Recreation and Volunteer Services at 613-548-7222 x 3141 or at floresr@providencecare.ca.

AN EVENING OF TASTING On Saturday, 30 September 2017, from 6:30-9:30 p.m., Our Lady of Lourdes Parish, 490 Days Road, will host a fundraiser for the restoration of the parish buildings: wine from the world, scotch from Scotland, delicacies from our kitchens and a silent auction, at Our Lady of Lourdes Parish Hall. Cost is $45.00. For information, call 613-389-3532, 613-389-1276, or 613-389-4368.

MARYSVILLE CWL ANNUAL BAZAAR & TEA will be held on Saturday, 30 September 2017, from 1:00-3:00 p.m., at the parish hall west of Holy Name of Mary Church, 7288 old Highway 2, Marysville. Please park in the church parking lot. Raffle tickets to be drawn on day of bazaar. Tea, sandwiches and sweets: $5.00 per person.