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Twentieth Sunday in Ordinary Time

19 August 2018


Anyone who eats this bread will live for ever.




In today’s liturgy we are reminded that the gift we receive in the Eucharist is the nourishment we need to go out and be Christ for others in a world that hungers for justice.


Todays Readings


First Reading: Proverbs 9:1-6


Wisdom teaches us that eating the bread and wine that God gives us will bring us everlasting life.


Second Reading: Ephesians 5:15-20


St. Paul reminds us that we need to be careful about how we live our life.  There are many things that could lead us away from God; so we are urged to live by the Spirit and deepen our relationship with God through prayer and thanksgiving.


Gospel: John 6:51-58


Jesus invites us to eat his flesh and drink his blood so that we may have everlasting life.



Monday, 20 August

5:15 p.m.     Walter Nuvoloni – Nuvoloni Family

Tuesday, 21 August

9:00 a.m.    George Teves – Parents

Wednesday, 22 August

9:00 a.m.    Sandra (7th Anniversary)& Antonio Del Prete – Gennaro & Alberto & Family

10:30 a.m.    Extendicare – Theresa Whitty – Ed Lanigan

Thursday, 23 August

9:00 a.m.    Haydon Bullen – Susan Gollogly

Friday,  24 August

5:15  p.m.  Charles Vidal (8th Anniversary) – Genevieve Vidal

Saturday, 25 August

5:15 p.m.    Barrie Gunhouse (3rd Anniversary) – The Family

Sunday, 26 August

9:00 a.m.   Marie Robinson – The Family

11:00 a.m.   People of the Parish


NEXT WEEK 25-26 August 2018






Eucharistic Ministers





25 August

5:15  p.m.



S. Ottenhof

A. Paquin

Deacon Wojcik


M. Musiol


I. Stewart

P. Greenwood

L. Garrett

P. Scott



26 August

9:00 a.m.


Sr. J. Kalchbrenner

M-A. Wojcik

Deacon Wojcik


F. Lovie


R. Audet

F. Cuvelier

D. Dennee

R. Emmons



26 August

11:00 a.m.


K. Soriano

K. Burbank

Deacon Wojcik


M. Foley


B. Krasna

J. Ferreira

I. Stewart

P. Tetro






25 August

5:15 p.m.



26 August

9:00 a.m.



26 August

11:00 a.m.





F. Cao

A. Lett



B. Evaristo

F. Cao

M. Castro


M. Farrell

M. Stabback

A. Krasna





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, especially Bruce Halliker.


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.




SCENTED PRODUCTS Some people suffer from severe allergic reactions to perfumes, colognes, and after-shave lotions; it would be appreciated if you could refrain from using these products while attending Mass.  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.




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 and, call Marie as soon as possible at 613‑547‑0878 or cell 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 or at 613-548-4461.


DUC IN ALTUM 2018-2019 INFO NIGHT  Calling all young adults in their 20s & 30s! 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 or call 613‑484‑2446.


  1. MARK COUNCIL, CATHOLIC WOMENS LEAGUE All CWL members are cordially invited to attend the 90th Anniversary Celebration of St. Mark Catholic Women’s League, Prescott, on Sunday, 16 September 2018. Anniversary Mass will be at 11:00 a.m., at St. Mark Church, 160 Dibble Street West, with brunch following at 12:15 p.m., at St. Mark Parish Centre, 461 Edward Street, Prescott. Pin celebration will follow.  Please RSVP by 2 September 2018, to or 613-925-3939.


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 or  613‑258‑7885.


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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