Twenty-Second Sunday in Ordinary Time
3 September 2017
“If anyone wants to be a follower of mine, let him…take up his cross and follow me.”
Our minds need to be renewed by God’s grace; then we can begin to understand the significance of the cross of Christ and of our own cross, too.
First Reading: Ezekiel 33:7-9
Speak to those who are wicked so that they may repent.
Second Reading: Romans 13:8-10
Love is the answer to every one of our commandments.
Gospel: Matthew 18:15-20
If your brother listens to you, then you have won him back.
MASSES FOR THE WEEK
Monday, 4 September
5:15 p.m. Frank Murphy – Herman & Mary Overvelde
Tuesday, 5 September
9:00 a.m. Bernard Quinn (20th Anniversary) – Emily & Family
Wednesday, 6 September
9:00 a.m. Cancelled – Fall Convocation
10:30 a.m. Extendicare – Liturgy of the Word
11:30 a.m. Convocation Mass
Thursday, 7 September
9:00 a.m. Cancelled – Fall Convocation
5:15 p.m. Sandra & Antonio Del Prete – Gennaro & Alberto & Family
Friday, 8 September
9:00 a.m. Intentions of Patrick & Kimberly Long – Miriam Wright
5:15 p.m. Mavis Bracken – Tony Bracken
Saturday, 9 September
9:00 a.m. Sr. Julia Hamilton – Amado & Marietta Marcial
5:15 p.m. Barbara Mallette – The Family
Sunday, 10 September
9:00 a.m. Ismael dela Fuente – Jose & Lolita Quintana
11:00 a.m. People of the Parish
NEXT WEEK – 9-10 September 2017
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, especially Walter Nuvoloni.
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.
PRIESTS’ CONVOCATION During the fall Convocation, the priests of the Archdiocese will gather with Archbishop O’Brien for Mass at St. Joseph’s Parish on Wednesday, 6 September 2017, at 11:30 a.m. The parishioners of all Kingston and area parishes are invited to attend the celebration of the Eucharist on this day.
YOUTH GROUP LEADERS St. Joseph’s Youth Group is looking for volunteers to assist with planning, organizing and running youth group sessions. Any adults interested in joining our team are asked to contact the parish office at 613-547-5004, or email@example.com.
SACRAMENTAL PREPARATION VOLUNTEERS St. Joseph’s Parish is looking for an adult volunteer to assist with – and possibly eventually run – the preparation of public and home-schooled school children looking to receive the Sacraments of First Reconciliation/Communion and Confirmation. If you think you may be interested, please contact the parish office at 613-547-5004, or firstname.lastname@example.org, for more information.
CHOIR PRACTICE will take place on Wednesday, 6 September 2017, at 7:00 p.m. New members always welcome!
AFTERNOON CARDS will resume Wednesday, 6 September 2017, at 12:30 p.m. If you are interested in putting a table together to play Bridge or Euchre call Johanna at 613-389-5265.
BUILDING FUND The monthly collection of the Building Fund will take place next weekend, 9-10 September 2017. Your support continues to make a difference. Thank you.
JUNIOR LITURGY PROGRAM will commence next Sunday, 10 September 2017, at the 9:00 & 11:00 a.m. Masses. The Junior Liturgy program is designed for children who are 4-8 years of age. The children are asked to sit with their parents until they are called forward by the Priest. They will receive a blessing and be guided into the parish hall. They will return to their parents just before the Offertory. We look forward to a great year with your children and thank our volunteers for all their assistance. If you wish to be a volunteer with the Junior Liturgy Program, please contact the parish office, at 613-547-5004, as soon as possible.
MASS AT ST. MARY’S CEMETERY St. Joseph’s Parish will celebrate Mass at St. Mary’s Cemetery next Sunday, 10 September 2017, at 2:00 p.m., at 718 Division Street, Kingston. Archbishop O’Brien will preside. This will be an excellent opportunity to remember, and to commend to God, family members, friends and former parishioners who have gone before us. Please invite others who might wish to join you; and bring a hat and lawn chair for your comfort and convenience. In the event of rain, Mass will be celebrated at St. Joseph’s.
CATHOLIC WOMEN’S LEAGUE General Meeting will take place on Monday, 11 September 2017, at 7:00 p.m., in the parish hall. Come and learn about how to improve your cultural confidence using an illuminating step-by-step approach created by our Speaker, Shannon Monk Payne. Have you ever felt awkward or shy about engaging with Indigenous people because you didn’t know where to start? Have you ever felt uncomfortable about your level of knowledge about Indigenous issues in Canada? Shannon is the founder and CEO of Sakatay Global, and creator of the Circle Approach to Cultural Confidence. She has been a leader and innovator in Indigenous Education for almost 35 years and is known for creating welcoming, safe and comfortable learning environments that help people understand how to build positive relationships with Indigenous people and communities in Canada. All female parishioners, 16+ years are welcome, members or not.
DAY OF REFLECTION & RENEWAL for all involved in ministry will take place on Saturday, 30 September 2017, from 10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m., at Providence Spirituality Centre, Kingston. Everyone is welcome. Come hear more about what our call to Ministry is all about, share about your ministry and learn how to fill your spiritual well. Cost of $10.00 includes lunch. To register, contact Gorette by 15 September, at 613-548-4461 or at email@example.com.
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.
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.
LATIN MASS will be celebrated on 3 September 2017, at St. James’ Chapel of The Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception of Mary, at 3:00 p.m. Father Brian Price will preside. All are welcome.
DEVELOPMENT & PEACE MEETING There will be a meeting on Saturday, 9 September 2017, from 9:30 a.m. until noon, at St. Joseph’s Parish, 392 Palace Road, to establish those parishes in the Central Deanery that are involved in Development & Peace within their parish. IF you are a representative from your parish, please contact Pat Gilmartin at 613-542-9975, by 7 September.
DUC IN ALTUM 2017-18 INFO NIGHT Calling all young adults in their 20’s & 30’s to attend an info night, on Wednesday, 13 September 2017, at the Diocesan Centre, 390 Palace Road. The experience consists of retreat weekends and six Saturday sessions of group activities, guest speakers, prayer, discussion, spiritual accompaniment and lots of fun! For information, contact Nadia at firstname.lastname@example.org, or 613-484-2446.