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20th Sunday in Ordinary Time
14 August 2016

“Do you suppose that I am here to bring peace on earth?”


Enthusiasm for the Gospel is no guarantee of a peaceful life, but little by little we can work together to promote greater peace and mutual understanding.

Today’s Readings

First Reading: Jeremiah 38:4-6, 8-10

Jeremiah’s life is saved because someone pleads with the king on his behalf.

Second Reading: Hebrews 12:1-4

We have already started out on the journey towards Jesus; let us not lose sight of him.

Gospel: Luke 12:49-53

Jesus, the Prince of Peace, declares that even families will be divided in their willingness to follow him.

Monday, 15 August
5:15 p.m. Intentions of Marjorie Walsh – Phyllis Lewis
Tuesday, 16 August
9:00 a.m. George Teves – Parents
Wednesday, 17 August
9:00 a.m. Joseph Sammon – Shirley & Sammon Family
10:30 a.m. Extendicare – Edward Kennedy – Joe & Lolita Quintana
Thursday, 18 August
9:00 a.m. Leon Dillon – Herman & Mary Overvelde
Friday, 19 August
5:15 p.m. Giovanni Circelli – The Family
Saturday, 20 August
5:15 p.m. Helen Murphy – Son
Sunday, 21 August
9:00 a.m. Pauline Dossou – Raymonde Degbey
11:00 a.m. People of the Parish

NEXT WEEK – 20-21 August 2016

Eucharistic Ministers

20 August
5:15 p.m.
E. Bennett
S. McGrath
J. Lachance
E. Denham
D. Mazzolin
I. Stewart
J. Garrah
S. Peck

21 August
9:00 a.m.
M. Cervenko
P. McCue

D. Balemba
N. McCue

T. Raine
M. Turkington
R. Audet
F. Cuvelier

21 August
11:00 a.m.
K. Burbank
S. Broekhoven

R. Kwak
M. Foley
J. McLaren
J. Scott
M. Strong
P. Tetro

20 August
5:15 p.m.
21 August
9:00 a.m.
21 August
11:00 a.m.

S. Sedore
O. Gowsell
I. Simoes
C. Watts
R. Watts
I. Watts
M. Sutton
D. Fernandes
T. Fernandes
C. Jeewoo Lee

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.

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.

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.


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.

SOCIAL JUSTICE AWARD Alice Gazeley, a member of St. Josephs’ Catholic Women’s League, was recently presented with the Ontario Catholic Women’s League Provincial Council Social Justice Award at the annual convention in Stratford, Ontario. For many years Alice has been passionately committed to poverty reduction, affordable housing needs, peace promotion, environmental issues and education possibilities for all people. We are proud of her devotion and we congratulate her.

BUILDING FUND The monthly collection of the Building Fund will take place this weekend, 13-14 August 2016. Your support continues to make a difference. Thank you.

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

KINGSTON FOOD BANK (Partners in Mission) – at 140 Hickson Avenue, provide nourishment and hope to those we serve and an opportunity for our community to share. Being the food distribution centre for this area, we also donate surplus provisions to over twenty local hot meal and shelter programs in the Kingston area. Volunteers (18+) are needed for sorting food donations and packing food for distribution. Call Linda at 613-544-4534, or download online form and send to, to volunteer.


CURSILLISTAS You are invited to an Ultreya on Sunday, 14 August 2016, at 2:00 p.m., in St. John the Apostle Parish Hall, 88 Patrick Street. All Cursillistas are invited to renew old friendships and meet fellow Cursillistas. For information, contact Mike & Diane at 613-546-6224, or at

HAM & TURKEY SUPPER will be held at St. Denis Church, 3 George Street, Athens, on Wednesday, 17 August 2016, from 4:00-6:00 p.m. Adults: $12; Children (5-12): $6; Children under 5: Free. All are welcome.

WORKSHOP FOR INTERPRETERS OF THE DEAF will take place on Saturday, 20 August 2016, from 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. The fee for working interpreters is $20.00; for religious volunteer and student interpreters is free. For information, and to register, contact Alanna McDonald at

25TH ANNIVERSARY St. James the Major, Sharbot Lake, will celebrate their 25th anniversary in the new church on Sunday, 21 August 2016, from 2:00-5:00 p.m. Archbishop O’Brien will bless a new baptismal font; a reception will follow. There will be no Mass.
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, 23 August 2016, from 7:30-9:30 p.m. The topic will be “Moving Forward.” For information, contact the Family Ministry Office at or 613-548-4461.

FESTIVAL OF THE SANTO CRISTO OF MIRACLES 2016 Father Manuel Tavares and the Parishioners of Our Lady of Fatima wish to invite you to join them to participate in the 35th Annual Santo Cristo Festival Procession, on Sunday, 4 September 2016, at 4:00 p.m. Please arrive by 3:30 p.m. at 588 Division Street. For information, please call Michael Borges at 613-547-0215.

SEVENTH ANNUAL WOMEN’S FALL RETREAT will be held at Glen House Resort in Gananoque, 16-18 September 2016. Our theme is Blessed Are the Merciful. Our presenter, Maureen Dufour, works in chaplaincy with the Ottawa Catholic School Board. She will lead four sessions on the Mercy of God. Alanna MacDonald and Norma LaCroix will teach us sign language for communicating with deaf people. Angie McCaw will lead music ministry. 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 or call Sandy at 613-774-2555, or Margie Ann at 613-283-4213.

HARVEST SUPPER will take place on Sunday, 18 September 2016, from 4:00-6:00 p.m., at St. Charles Borromeo Church, Read Parish Hall, 473 Enright Road, Tyendinaga Township. Hot roast beef with all the trimmings, entertainment and children’s activities. Adults: $15.00; Children 6-12 years: $8.00; Children 5 & under: Free. Tickets at the door. This is a fundraiser for parishes of St. Charles Borromeo, Read; Holy Name of Mary, Marysville and St. Vincent de Paul, Deseronto.

VOCATIONS SUMMIT The Bishop of Ogdensburg, the Most Reverend Terry R. LaValley, has invited the people of the Archdiocese of Kingston to participate in a one-day Vocations Summit in Lake Placid, New York, on Sunday, 25 September 2016. This gathering will celebrate the universal call to holiness and its manifestations in the vocations of Christian marriage, the single state, consecrated life, and the ordained priesthood and diaconate. Guest speakers will be Bishop Robert Barron, Bishop Christopher Coyne, George Weigel, and Jennifer Fulwiler. Sunday Mass will be celebrated at 3:15 p.m. More detailed information and registration forms may be found at There is no registration fee for this event and no charge for the noon-hour meal; however, registration is required.

ARCHDIOCESAN ANNUAL RETREAT FOR SEPARATED AND/OR DIVORCED The annual Archdiocesan Retreat for Separated and Divorced will take place at Providence Spirituality Centre on 18-19 November 2016. ‘Called to Transition and New Life,’ facilitated by Sr. Helen Russess CSJ, will offer an opportunity to reflect, to be renewed and refreshed in a safe, supportive environment. Register by calling 613-548-4461 or at