23rd Sunday in Ordinary Time
4 September 2016
“None of you can be my disciple unless he gives up all his possessions.”
As Christians baptized into Christ’s body, we are all his disciples. As we gather today to learn again what it means to follow Jesus, let us open our hearts to receive his call to us afresh.
First Reading: Wisdom 9:13-18
We are called to open our minds to God’s gift of Wisdom if we want to learn the truth of God’s intentions.
Second Reading: Philemon 9-10, 12-17
From prison, Paul seeks to restore Onesimus to Philemon, no longer seen as the world sees him – as a slave – but as a dear brother.
Gospel: Luke 14:25-33
People crowd round to learn from Jesus. But he cautions them: to be a real disciple of his is costly.
MASSES FOR THE WEEK
Monday, 5 September
9:00 a.m. Forgotten Souls in Purgatory – Chris Jones & Family
5:15 p.m. Hugh Skelly – St. Joseph’s Choir
Tuesday, 6 September
9:00 a.m. Wilf Kenney – Maureen Murphy
5:15 p.m. Cancelled – Fall Convocation
Wednesday, 7 September
9:00 a.m. Cancelled – Fall Convocation
10:30 a.m. Extendicare – Liturgy of the Word
11:30 a.m. Mass
5:15 p.m. Cancelled – Fall Convocation
Thursday, 8 September
9:00 a.m. Cancelled – Fall Convocation
5:15 p.m. Intentions of Johanna Klaassen – Leon & Anne Garrett
Friday, 9 September
9:00 a.m. Michael Leo Jewitt & Deceased Family Members – The Estate
5:15 p.m. Barbara Mallette – The Family
Saturday, 10 September
9:00 a.m. Ismael de la Fuente – Joe & Lolita Quintana
5:15 p.m. Madeline Cupido – David Cupido
Sunday, 11 September
9:00 a.m. Deceased Members of the Dossou Family – Raymonde Degbey
11:00 a.m. People of the Parish
NEXT WEEK -10-11 September 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; Kenneth Kehoe; Bertram Mapp; Alden Mapp. Bernard Crossley.
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:
PROVIDENCE MANOR – a 243 bed Long-Term Home in Kingston, is seeking volunteers to assist in the Spiritual Health department. A male volunteer is needed to assist a retired priest to attend Mass in the Home, by providing assistance as he walks to and from his room, and attending Mass with the priest. Volunteers are also needed to assist other residents going to and from Mass in the home. The hours would be from 10:30 a.m.-noon. Duties include pushing wheelchairs and walking alongside residents requiring assistance/supervision. Please contact Danielle Gowdy, Providence Manor, at 613-548-7222 X 3141.
RITE OF CHRISTIAN INITIATION FOR ADULTS Are you someone, or 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 October.
THE MARIAN MOVEMENT OF PRIESTS CENACLE will be held on 4 September 2016, from 3:00-4:00 p.m., here at St. Joseph’s. There will be Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament, the Recitation of the Holy Rosary, a talk on the necessity of the Consecration of the Immaculate Heart of Mary in these very difficult times. Benediction with the Blessed Sacrament will conclude this Marian event. Everyone is welcome. Fr. Francis Geremia, of the Scalabrini Fathers, and Director of the MMP in Canada, will guide the Cenacle.
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, 7 September 2016, 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.
25TH SACERDOTAL ANNIVERSARY Fr. Al Alilio, Associate Pastor here at St. Joseph’s, from July 2004-June 2006, celebrated his 25th Year Anniversary in the Priesthood on 22 June 2016. He is coming to our parish on Friday, 9 September 2016, to celebrate a Mass of Thanksgiving at 5:15 p.m. All are welcome to attend.
KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS STEAK BBQ The Knights of Columbus 11670 will be hosting their annual Steak BBQ on Saturday, 10 September 2016, after the 5:15 p.m. Mass. We thank you for your support in the past and look forward to seeing you again. Tickets are Adults: $15.00; Children 6-10: $3. Tickets will be on sale this weekend, 3-4 September.
MASS AT ST. MARY’S CEMETERY In the spirit of the Year of Mercy, St. Joseph’s Parish is planning a Mass that is to be celebrated on Sunday, 11 September 2016, at 2:00 p.m., at St. Mary’s Cemetery, 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.
JUNIOR LITURGY PROGRAM commences Sunday, 11 September 2016. 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.
NEWS FROM THE CATHOLIC WOMEN’S LEAGUE: Diocesan Development Day will take place on Saturday, 10 September 2016, at St. John XXIII Catholic School, 739 High Gate Park. The “Meet & Greet” begins at 9:15 a.m., with programs starting at 9:45 a.m. All members of the Catholic Women’s League are invited to attend. This is an interactive day centered around “Wisdom Tables.”
CWL General Meeting will take place Monday, 12 September 2016, at 7:00 p.m. We will be starting our Speaker Series with Tracy Holland, CNIB Volunteer Coordinator. All female parishioners 16+ are welcome, members or not.
AFTERNOON CARDS will resume Wednesday, 14 September 2016, at 12:30 p.m. If you are interested in putting a table together to play cards call Johanna at 613-389-5265.
COINS FOR LIFE containers will be collected on 17-18 September 2016, at all Masses. Your spare change fuels efforts on behalf of Life. Sponsored by Campaign Life Coalition, 613-389-4472.
“JUST FOR LIFE” WEEKEND will take place on the weekend of 24-25 September 2016. Our parish will be promoting the value of all human life by having a “Just For Life” information weekend. Masses will include a special message, and information on life and family will be provided by Priests for Life Canada.
DUC IN ALTUM 2016-17 INFO SESSION Calling all young adults in their 20s and 30s! We invite you to attend an info session about a new opportunity in our Archdiocese for young adults: “Duc In Altum,” which is Latin for, “Head Out Into the Deep.” This experience consists of an opening retreat weekend away at the Canada Club, Perth, six Saturday sessions throughout the year at Rideau Acres, and a closing retreat weekend at Camp Iawah. Invest a year for your future! We invite you to journey with other Catholic young adults through talks, prayer, group activities, discussion, spiritual accompaniment and lots of fun! Learn tools that will equip you in you life decisions. Come and find out more on Friday, 16 September 2016, at 7:00 p.m., at the Diocesan Centre, 390 Palace Road. For information contact Nadia at 613-484-2446 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
INDOOR GARAGE SALE will take place at St. John the Apostle Church, 88 Patrick Street, on Saturday, 17 September 2016, from 8:00 a.m.-noon. Great bargains to be had!
SEVENTH ANNUAL WOMEN’S FALL RETREAT will be held at Glen House Resort in Gananoque, 16-18 September 2016. Riverside accommodations, catered meals, access to the pool, spa and other resources will add to a week-end of relaxation. An opportunity to receive the Sacrament of Reconciliation and to participate in Sunday Eucharist will bring inspiration. For more information, visit www.womensfallretreat.com or call Sandy at 613-774-2555, or Margie Ann at 613-283-4213.