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Twentieth Sunday in Ordinary Time
20 August 2017

“Jesus answered her, ‘Woman, you have great faith.’”


The Church’s mission, like Christ’s, is a mission to the whole world.

Today’s Readings

First Reading: Isaiah 56:1, 6-7

Foreigners will be brought to God’s house in Jerusalem.

Second Reading: Romans 11:13-15, 29-32

Paul hopes that his mission to the Gentiles will ultimately lead to the conversion of the Jews.

Gospel: Matthew 15:21-28

The persistent faith of a pagan woman wins the healing of her sick child.


Monday, 21 August
5:15 p.m. Luisa Praticante – Maria & Max
Tuesday, 22 August
9:00 a.m. Pauline Dossou – Raymonde Degbey
Wednesday, 23 August
9:00 a.m. Sandra & Antonio Del Prete – Gennaro & Alberto & Family
10:30 a.m. Extendicare – Elisio Ponte & Extended Family Members – Lidia Ponte
Thursday, 24 August
9:00 a.m. Charles Vidal (7th Anniversary) – Genevieve Vidal
Friday, 25August
5:15 p.m. Harry Ottenhof – Steve & Mary
Saturday, 26 August
5:15 p.m. Barrie Gunhouse (2nd Anniversary) – The Family
Sunday, 27 August
9:00 a.m. Haydon Bullen – Sue Gollogly
11:00 a.m. People of the Parish

NEXT WEEK – 26-27 August 2017

Eucharistic Ministers

26 Aug.
5:15 p.m.

S. McGrath
R. Borges
Deacon Wojcik
B. Greigson
F. Carter
A. Wilson
P. Scott
I. Stewart

27 Aug.
9:00 a.m.
M-A. Wojcik
P. Kingston
Deacon Wojcik
B. Earle
S. Eves
T. McCue
D. Neddow
T. Raine

27 Aug.
11:00 a.m.
Sr. D. Fournier
M. Meagher
Deacon Wojcik
L. Carfa
B. Krasna
J. McLaren
M. Strong
J. Ferreira


26 August
5:15 p.m.
27 August
9:00 a.m.
27 August
11:00 a.m.

O. Gowsell
A. Cantarutti
C. Cantarutti
C. Watts
R. Watts
I. Watts
A. Doctolero
K. Soriano
A. Hung
M. Mussari
Please remember in your prayers the following: Helen Taillon; Yvonne Vickers; Kathy Veley; Tony Deodato; Ciara Ryckman; Jean Wells; Danny Denham; Brigit Knott; Jack Coleman; Marie McNeil; Marcus Hacault; Kim Emond; Freeman Shupe; Kathleen Forsyth; Evangeline Talens.

You are asked to remember in prayer those recently deceased, especially Rosina Murano.

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.

SUMMMER MASS SCHEDULE – Until 8 September 2017

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: 3:30 p.m. Divine Mercy Prayers
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.


THANK YOU FROM FR. ZAMBON I would like to express my heartfelt thanks for all of the prayers, gifts, cards and words of gratitude and encouragement that I received when I moved to Trenton. Your generosity and kindness left an impression on me. Please know that you are in my prayers, and I ask that you keep me in yours as well. Until our paths cross again, Fr. Francis.

ST. JOSEPH’S ROOM MEDIA RESOURCES Would you like to grow in your understanding of the Catholic faith? We are happy to announce that we now have resources available in the St. Joseph’s Room. These books and audio CDs, by some of the most well known and engaging Catholic writers and speakers in the world today, cover many different topics of interest. Stop in to pick up something that interests you or that would make a good gift for someone else. If you’ve enjoyed the resource, be sure to share it with others! To help cover some of the expenses, the suggested donation for books and CDs is $5.00 each; pamphlets are free.

DAY OF REFLECTION & RENEWAL for all involved in ministry will take place on Saturday, 30 September 2017, from 10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m., at Providence Spirituality Centre, Kingston. Everyone is welcome. Come hear more about what our call to Ministry is all about, share about your ministry and learn how to fill your spiritual well. Cost of $10.00 includes lunch. Contact Gorette, for information at or at 613-548-4461.

JUNIOR LITURGY PROGRAM will commence on Sunday, 10 September 2017, at the 9:00 & 11:00 a.m. Masses. 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. If you wish to be a volunteer with the Junior Liturgy Program, please contact the parish office, at 613-547-5004, as soon as possible.

MASS AT ST. MARY’S CEMETERY St. Joseph’s Parish will celebrate Mass at St. Mary’s Cemetery on Sunday, 10 September 2017, at 2:00 p.m., at 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. In the event of rain, Mass will be celebrated at St. Joseph’s.

CATHOLIC WOMEN’S LEAGUE General Meeting will take place on Monday, 11 September 2017, at 7:00 p.m., in the parish hall.


SACRISTAN POSITION available at St. Mary’s Cathedral. The Sacristan’s position is a 50% position. The duties include the cleaning and upkeep of all vestments, linens used for Mass, altar cloths, altar servers’ robes, choir members’ robes, sacred vessels and everything required for the upkeep of the sanctuaries of the Cathedral and St. James’ chapel. Interested applicants should be very particular about cleanliness and be a very proficient seamstress/tailor. Extra duties would involve setting up for all Sunday Masses, being present at the 10:30 a.m. Sunday Mass at the Cathedral, at any celebration for which the Archbishop is present, and for funerals and weddings. Please apply in writing to Fr. Shawn Hughes, Rector, St. Mary’s Cathedral, at

SEPARATED AND/OR DIVORCED Are you, or someone you know, experiencing the trauma of a Separation and/or Divorce? Where do you turn for help? Come to the New Life Group Meeting, a Catholic Ministry for the Separated and Divorced, on alternate Tuesday evenings, from 7:30-9:30 p.m. The next meeting will take place on Tuesday, 29 August 2017, at the Francis J. Spence Pastoral Centre, 390 Palace Road. All faith denominations are welcome. Annual Retreat will take place on 17-18 November 2017.

LATIN MASS will be celebrated on 3 September 2017, at St. James’ Chapel of The Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception of Mary, at 3:00 p.m. Father Brian Price will preside. All are welcome.

“WOMEN OF VIRTUE” ANNUAL WOMEN’S DAY This event, sponsored by The Salvation Army, will take place on Saturday, 9 September 2017, from 9:00 a.m.-2:30 p.m., at 183 Weller Avenue, Kingston. Cost is $5.00 at the door; lunch is included. The guest speaker will be Erin Wong. There will be special interest sessions and beauty appointments throughout the day. For information, call 613-541-3947.

CONFERENCE IN KINGSTON We are called to hear and reflect on the Word of God to become more deeply the word of God ourselves and to proclaim it by our lives. This gathering will focus on the role of the Word of God in our lives as Catholics. We shall explore the place God’s Word has in the preparation for Baptism, Confirmation and first sharing in Holy Communion, as well as the implications of having the Word of God at the heart of the initiation process (RCIA). This event is for all baptized, especially those preparing to celebrate Sacraments of Initiation, on Friday, 15 September 2017, from 7:00-9:00 p.m.; and Saturday, 16 September 2017, from 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m., at the Providence Spirituality Centre, 1200 Princess Street, Kingston. Cost for commuters is $50.00. For information, please see Archdiocese of Kingston/Liturgy website, or call the Liturgy office at 613-548-4461.

WOMEN’S FALL RETREAT will take place on 15-17 September 2017. Information may be obtained from the leaflets on the church bulletin boards or at

PILGRIMAGE TO SAINT-MARIE AMONG THE HURONS & MARTYR SHRINE IN MIDLAND on 16 September 2017, hosted by St. Barnaby’s Catholic Women’s League. Coach bus leaves St. Barnaby’s at 7:00 a.m. Cost is $50.00 per person, but may be reduced, depending on fundraising efforts. This is a family trip, and there will be plenty of room on the bus for strollers, or for coolers for picnic lunches. Contact Stephanie at to register.

PROVIDENCE CARE, PROVIDENCE MANOR SITE VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES Volunteers are needed in a variety of capacities assisting Roman Catholic Residents with their spiritual needs. If you feel God is calling you to this ministry, please contact Ruth Flores, Coordinator of Recreation and Volunteer Services at 613-548-7222 x 3141 or at for information and to volunteer.