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Nineteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

12 August 2018


Anyone who eats this bread will live for ever; and the bread that I shall give is my flesh, for the life of the world.



The Lord draws us here today.  As we gather around his table, we pray that the Lord will touch our lives and make us witnesses of his love, compassion and generosity.


Todays Readings


First Reading: 1 Kings 19:4-8


Elijah is at a low ebb in the wilderness when God provides him with food for nourishment to continue his journey.


Second Reading: Ephesians 4:30 – 5:2


A warning not to “grieve the Holy Spirit of God” or to be unkind to one another.  A call to follow Christ “by loving as he loved you.”


Gospel: John 6:41-51


Jesus says that the bread he gives “is my flesh, for the life of the world.”




Monday, 13 August

5:15 p.m.     Pina Murano – Mario & Family

Tuesday, 14 August

9:00 a.m.    The Deceased Members of the Bidinost Family – The Family

Wednesday, 15 August

9:00 a.m.    Giovanni Circelli – The Family

10:30 a.m.    Extendicare – Michael Little – Mr. & Mrs. Joe Vinkle

Thursday, 16 August

9:00 a.m.    Marie Robinson – Rosa Kwak

Friday,  17 August

5:15  p.m.  Joseph Sammon – Shirley Kelliher

Saturday, 18 August

5:15 p.m.    Teodorico De Matos – Natalia De Matos

Sunday, 19 August

9:00 a.m.   Pauline Dossou – Raymonde Degbey

11:00 a.m.   People of the Parish


NEXT WEEK 18-19 August 2018






Eucharistic Ministers





18 August

5:15  p.m.



B. Greigson

H. Couto


J. Lachance

T. Murphy


I. Stewart

A. Kelly

R. Lachance

D. Mazzolin



19 August

9:00 a.m.


J. Watts

M. Tudin


D. Tudin

B. Earle


M. Turkington

R. Audet

F. Cuvelier

D. Dennee



19 August

11:00 a.m.


D. Fernandes

C. Kavanaugh


N. Balla

L. Donoghue


F. Asuncion

M. Strong

D. Kurman

J. McLaren






18 August

5:15 p.m.



19 August

9:00 a.m.



19 August

11:00 a.m.





F. Cao



I. Watts

C. Udovc


T. Fernandes

D. Fernandes





Please remember in your prayers the following:  Helen Taillon; Yvonne Vickers; Kathy Veley; Tony Deodato; Ciara Ryckman; Jean Wells; Evangeline Talens; Jim McCarthy; Pauline Medora; Ron Teppett; Sheila Alarie; Millie Lane; Marie McNeil; Lauren Redwood; Judy Dowling; Harriet Hill; Jessica Gaulin; Luigi Nuvoloni; James Parsons; Robert Shaw; Taylor Emond; Steve Bruce; Theresa Nhidir;  Marcus Hacault; Sheila Allard.




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.




  1. JOSEPHS PARISH IS LOOKING FOR VOLUNTEERS Please take note of this week’s bulletin insert explaining the various ministries available for volunteers. If you see something that you would like to assist with, please call the parish office at 613-547-5004, or complete the bottom portion of page two, detach and place in the collection basket.


BUILDING FUND  The monthly collection of the Building Fund will take place this weekend, 11-12 August 2018.  Your support continues to make a difference, especially this year as we continue with the roof replacement.  Thank you.


JUNIOR LITURGY VOLUNTEERS NEEDED We are in need of volunteers for the 2018-2019 school year and invite anyone wishing to assist to call the parish office at 613-547-5004.  We particularly need volunteers 18+ to assist with the 11:00 a.m. Masses.  If any parents of children attending Junior Liturgy, or other parishioners, wish to help out, please let us know, so that we can continue this Sunday service.  You will be trained and will always have another volunteer with you.

SOCIAL & ECOLOGICAL JUSTICE COMMITTEE St. Joseph’s Social & Ecological Justice Committee will meet on Wednesday, 5 September 2018, at 7:00 p.m., in the sacristy.  All are welcome and encouraged to attend.




HAM & TURKEY SUPPER will be held on Wednesday, 15 August 2018, from 4:00-6:00 p.m., at St. Denis Church, Athens (North of Firehall, opposite Pineview School).  Ham, turkey, scalloped potatoes, baked beans, rolls, salads and homemade pies.  Adults: $15.00; Children (5-12): $6.00; Children under 5: Free.  Everyone welcome.


SEPARATED AND/OR DIVORCED Are you, or is someone you know, experiencing the trauma of a Separation and/or Divorce?  Come to the New Life Group Meeting, a Catholic Ministry for the Separated and Divorced, on alternate Tuesday evenings.  The next meeting will take place on Tuesday, 21 August 2018.   The topic will be, “Let’s Talk: Planning for Future.”  For information, call 613-548-4461.  All faith denominations are welcome.


ANNUAL CEMETERY MASS will be held on Saturday, 25 August 2018, at 11:00 a.m., at St. Charles Borromeo Parish, Read, with a light lunch following in the parish hall.  Everyone welcome.  For information, contact the parish office at 613-396-2846.


PILGRIMAGE TO QUEBEC WITH HOLY FAMILY PARISH There are still some seats available for our pilgrimage to Quebec, which will take place from Saturday-Monday, 25-27 August 2018, and will include visits to Saint Anne de Beaupré, the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Cape, Notre Dame des Victoires in Old Quebec and the shrine of S. Kateri Tekakwitha.  Friar Jim Fukes will be our chaplain.  The cost per person, double occupancy, is $250, including transportation, hotel and breakfast.  The single rate is $320.  For information, call Marie at 613‑547‑0878 or 613‑539‑2348.


GIVE LIFE CLINIC The Knights of Columbus, Amherstview Council 11524, need your help at their Blood Donor “GIVE LIFE CLINIC,” 28 August-4 September 2018.  Make your appointment today by calling 1-888-236-6283, or online at


ARCHDIOCESAN RETREAT for Separated & Divorced will take place on Friday evening, 14 September, and Saturday, 15 September 2018, at Providence Spirituality Centre.  The retreat, ‘Hope/Beauty from Ashes,’ facilitated by Sr. Denise Bérubé, cnd, will be a time of reflection, rest and spiritual nourishment.  Deadline for registration is 25 August 2018.  For information, contact the Family Ministry Office at 613-548-4461 or email


DUC IN ALTUM 2018-2019 INFO NIGHT  Calling all young adults in their 20’s & 30’s! We invite you to attend an info night about an awesome opportunity in our Archdiocese for young adults: “Duc In Altum” (Latin for “Put Out Into the Deep”). This experience consists of an opening & closing retreat weekend away and 6 Saturday sessions once a month throughout the year. We invite you to journey with other Catholic young adults in faith and fun!  Join us for our info night on Tuesday, 11 September 2018, at 7:00 p.m., at the Diocesan Centre, 390 Palace Road, Kingston. For more info, contact Nadia Gundert at 613‑484‑2446 or email


BE JOYFUL IN HOPE is the theme for the 9th Annual 2018 Women’s Fall Retreat, which  will take place 21-23 September  2018, at the Glen House Resort, Gananoque.  The Lay Faith Retreat Team, supported by the Archdiocese of Kingston, provides women with this opportunity for fellowship, praise, reflection and inspiration by Dr. Josephine Lombardy, breakout session, and entertainment by Fiddlehead Soup, all in a peaceful riverside setting.  There is limited room availability; so register soon.  For information, contact Annette Larmour at 613-258-7885 or email


ANDRE REIU & HIS JOHANN STRAUSS ORCHESTRA Live in Ottawa on Thursday, 27 September 2018.  Our Lady of Lourdes is sponsoring a bus trip to see this wonderful performance at the Canadian Tire Centre in Ottawa.  The bus will leave the parking lot at Our Lady of Lourdes Church, 490 Days Road, Kingston, at 3:00 p.m.  Tickets are $215 per person (includes return trip to Ottawa in luxury coach, dinner at the Mandarin Restaurant in Kanata, admission to the concert, and a $40.00 tax receipt.)  Tickets sell quickly; so act fast by calling Caroline Manley at 613-542-8473, or Theresa McKay at 613-389-3532.


WORKSHOP REDISCOVERING THE ART OF DYING with presenter Sister Nuala Kenny.  Doctor Nuala Kenny is a physician, ethicist, and former Nova Scotia Deputy Minister of Health.  She is an expert in palliative and end-of-life care.  The workshop will take place on Saturday, 13 October 2018, from 10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m., at Our Lady of Lourdes Church, 490 Days Road.  Registration is $10.00 (lunch included).

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