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20th Sunday in Ordinary Time

16 August 2015


“Anyone who eats this bread will live for ever.”




The Eucharist is the sacrament of love. In giving himself to us in Holy Communion, Jesus shows the greatness of his love.


Todays Readings


First Reading: Proverbs 9:1-6


Wisdom prepares a banquet and invites all to walk in the way of understanding and love.


Second Reading: Ephesians 5:15-20


In Christ there is a new intelligence, a new way of living.


Gospel: John 6:51-58


Jesus stuns his listeners by saying that he is the bread come down from heaven and that those who receive his body and blood will live for ever.




Monday, 17 August

9:00 a.m.     Cancelled

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

Tuesday, 18 August

9:00 a.m.     Intentions of D’Aoust Family

5:15 p.m.     Cancelled

Wednesday, 19 August

9:00 a.m.    Marg Hay – Karen Ingoldsby

10:30 a.m.     Extendicare – Liturgy of the Word

5:15 p.m.      Cancelled

Thursday, 20 August

9:00 a.m.     Velda Stanley – Shirley Kelliher

5:15 p.m.     Cancelled

Friday,  21 August

9:00 a.m.     Cancelled

5:15 p.m.      Patrick & Mary Dillon & Deceased Family Members – Frank & Helen Dillon

Saturday, 22 August

9:00 a.m.     Cancelled

5:15 p.m.     Pauline Dossou – Raymonde Degby

Sunday, 23 August

9:00 a.m.      Charles Vidal (5th Anniversary) – Genevieve                                    Vidal & Family

11:00 a.m.     People of the Parish


NEXT WEEK – 22-23 August 2015













22 Aug.

5:15 p.m.


P. Scott

C. Jones


E. Denham

G. Pattenden

J. Saunders


F. Carter

J. Garrah

A. Kelly

D. Mazzolin



23 Aug.

9:00 a.m.


A. Paquin

P. Kingston


F. Lovie

M. Cervenko

G. Goncalves


T. Raine

M. Turkington

R. Audet

F. Cuvelier



23 Aug.

11:00 a.m.


C. Machado

F. Machado


T. Donoghue

L. Donoghue

P. Goudreau


J. Mekarski

I. Stewart

M. Strong

J. McLaren



Please remember in your prayers the following: Kerry Kozak; Terry Kot; Gerald Levesque; Hermina Lawlor; Donald Jackson; Carolyn Curry; Neil Oosterman; Kevin Kimmett; Tony Deodato; Jean Wells; Ciara Ryckman; Eileen Garrah; Paul Kozak; Jack Pattenden; Ashley Padvaiskas; June Emmons Church.; Frances Dwyer; Joe Verner; Donna Verner; John Light; David Tessier; Charles Virgin.


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, especially Leo Mallen; Tim Stenson.


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.




Mon. 17 Aug.


* 1:00 p.m. – Legion of Mary Curia

* 6:00 p.m. – Carmelites


Tues. 18 Aug.


* 9:00 a.m. – Legion of Mary




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.



Saturday:          5:15 p.m.                        Mass

Sunday:    9:00 a.m., 11:00 a.m.           Mass


Recitation of the Rosary precedes morning Mass at 8:35 a.m.

Monday:         4:00-5:00 p.m.                       Holy Hour

5:15 p.m.                        Mass

Tuesday:         9:00 a.m.                        Mass

Wednesday:   9:00 a.m.                                   Mass

10:30 a.m.                  Mass (At Extendicare)

Thursday:         9:00 a.m.                        Mass

Friday:       4:00-5:00 p.m.                      Holy Hour

5:15 p.m.                         Mass


First Friday: Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.




CONSULTATION ON PHYSICIAN-ASSISTED SUICIDE On 17 July 2015, the Government of Canada announced the establishment of an External Panel of experts who will consult with stakeholders and with all Canadians on options for dealing with the Supreme Court of Canada’s lifting the prohibition against physician-assisted suicide. Two levels of consultation will occur: (1) Bilateral or multilateral discussions with interveners in the Carter v. Canada case and relevant medical authorities; (2) Online consultations open to all Canadians and other stakeholders. The online consultation will have an interactive questionnaire to be launched in the coming weeks. You can sign-up at the following link to be electronically notified once the questionnaire is available: English: or French:


The Catholic Organization for Life and Family (COLF) has developed a website with many resources on end-of-life issues which may be of assistance in responding to the online consultation. The COLF “Life-Giving Love” Campaign was launched in September 2014 with the support of the CCCB. English: or French:


SEPARATED AND/OR DIVORCED The New Life Support Group meets on alternate Tuesday evenings at 390 Palace Road, Kingston. The next meeting will take place on 18 August 2015, at 7:30 p.m. For further information, contact the Family Ministry Office at or at 613-548-4461.


HAM & TURKEY SUPPER will be held at St. Denis Church, Athens, on Wednesday, 19 August 2015, from 4:00-6:00 p.m. Adults: $12.00; Children 5-12: $6.00; Children under 5: Free.


“A WALK IN FAITH” will take place on Saturday, 22 August 2015, from 5:00-9:00 p.m., at St. Michael the Archangel Catholic Church, 296 Church Street, Belleville. The program will consist of Holy Mass, praise and worship, preaching, adoration. Come and experience the love, mercy and healing touch of our Lord Jesus Christ; bring your loved ones and friends so they also can be touched by the Lord. Lead by Fr. Joby Kachappilly VC, Director, Divine Retreat Centre, Toronto, and the Divine team. For information, contact the church at 613-962-4634.


BEREAVED FAMILIES OF ONTARIO will host the following at Tompkins Funeral Home Township Chapel: Mothers’ Night on 8 September, at 6:30 p.m.; Spousal/Partner Night on 10 September, at 6:30 p.m.; Family Night on 15 September, at 6:30 p.m.; Baby Loss Night on 16 September, at 6:30 p.m.; Suicide Support Group on 22 September, at 6:30 p.m.; and “Mourning Coffee” on 22 September, at 10:00 a.m. Please park in the left-side lot, and use the right-side main entrance. For additional information, please call 613-634-1230 or visit All programs are free of charge.


CURSILLO IN THE ARCHDIOCESE OF KINGSTON All Cursillistas are invited to a meeting to help re-establish the Cursillo movement in the Archdiocese. In our day, there is a real hunger for Jesus and the Gospel, and the cursillo is a way of meeting this desire and need. With the approval of Archbishop O’Brien, this is a call to all cursillistas to come together (Ultreya), to celebrate Mass, to experience small group reunion and participate in the re-founding of cursillo in the Archdiocese and to go forward. Please mark your calendar, 26 September 2015, at St. John the Apostle Parish (Patrick & Quebec Streets). You are asked to pre-regsiter to Friar Ed Debono,, with your name, address, phone number and email. Information with regard to time, and other particulars, will be forwarded to you by email. Remember the Mananita? It was a wake-up call. Pope Francis has said, “I’m counting on you to wake up the world.” Join the re-establishment of the Cursillo movement.


HEALING THE CHURCH UPDATE In response to your overwhelming interest, an identical additional conference on the crisis of clergy sexual abuse has been added on Friday, 11 September. All other details remain the same and the fee has been held at $25.00. Please contact Providence Spirituality Centre to 1) change your date of registration from Saturday to Friday, if that is best for you; 2) register for Friday OR, if room allows; 3) register for Saturday, 12 September. Contact at, 613-542-8826, or Registration closes 31 August 2015.


FALL OUTING TO ST. JACOBS Our Lady of Lourdes Parish is hosting a 2-day excursion to St. Jacobs on 16-17 September. The price per person is $200.00, which includes travel on a deluxe coach, hotel room (double occupancy), including a hot buffet breakfast, pool and hospitality room, buffet dinner, a $40 tax receipt, plenty of time for shopping at the recently reopened Farmer’s Market, the Outlet Mall and the quaint downtown shops. Get an early start on Christmas shopping and, if time permits, a guided tour of the area. This promises to be a very popular outing, so please purchase your ticket early. For more information, call Caroline Manley at 613-542-8473 or Theresa McKay at the parish office at 613-389-3532,


SIXTH ANNUAL WOMEN’S FALL RETREAT will be held 18-20 September 2015 at the beautiful Glen House Resort near Gananoque. The registration fee of $325 (double occupancy) includes 5 gourmet meals, 2 nights accommodation and access to the resort facilities. Come renew your faith and your spirit as you respond to the Lord’s invitation to come apart and rest awhile. For information and registration go to or contact Margie Ann McKinnon at 613-548-4461 or Annette Larmour at 613-258-7885.


RETREAT INVITATION to attend the annual Archdiocesan Retreat for Separated and/or Divorced, at Providence Spirituality Centre, on Friday evening, 2 October and Saturday, 3 October 2015. The retreat, ‘Welcoming Autumn’s Wisdom,’ facilitated by Anne Hurley and Kathy McGee, will be a time of reflection, rest and spiritual nourishment. Please register by 15 September 2015. For information, call the Family Ministry Office at 613-548-4461 or email


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