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21st Sunday in Ordinary Time
21 August 2016

“There are those now last who will be first, and those now first who will be last.”


The Lord has prepared a banquet for those who love him. At times, we take this for granted and need to listen again to his word, inviting us into the joy of his presence.

Today’s Readings

First Reading: Isaiah 66:18-21

People from all nations and every language will be gathered to give sacrifice to the Lord.

Second Reading: Hebrews 12:5-7, 11-13

Suffering should not discourage us in our Christian lives, for through it we can grow in maturity, experiencing the fruits of peace and goodness.

Gospel: Luke 13:22-30

In response to the question of whether only a few will be saved, Jesus warns the people not to be complacent but to do their best to enter through the narrow door.

Monday, 22 August
5:15 p.m. June Sears – The Family
Tuesday, 23 August
9:00 a.m. Charles Vidal (6th Anniversary) – Genevieve Vidal
Wednesday, 24 August
9:00 a.m. Marie Robinson – The Family
10:30 a.m. Extendicare – Elisio Ponte & Extended Family Members – Lidia Ponte
Thursday, 25 August
9:00 a.m. Edi Ongaro – The Family
Friday, 26 August
5:15 p.m. Special Intentions – Anne Pickett
Saturday, 27 August
5:15 p.m. Hayden Bullen – Susan Gollogly
Sunday, 28 August
9:00 a.m. Barrie Gunhouse – The Family
11:00 a.m. People of the Parish
NEXT WEEK – 27-28 August 2016

Eucharistic Ministers

27 August
5:15 p.m.
Theresa Couto
Hermano Couto
Dcn Wojcik
Craig Pitts
F. Carter
A. Kelly
R. Lachance
P. Scott

28 August
9:00 a.m.
A. Paquin
P. McCue
Dcn Wojcik
C. Purcell
R. Audet
F. Cuvelier
D. Dennee
R. Emmons

28 August
11:00 a.m.
O. D’Abreo
Sr. Fournier
Dcn. Wojcik
K. Colwell
F. Asuncion
J. Ferreira
I. Stewart
P. Greenwood

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

E. Drumm
M. Drumm
F. Jingsen Cao
T. Francis
B. Evaristo
A. Cantarutti
C. Cantarutti
A. Doctolero
K. Soriano
M. Brooks

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; Barbara Giff.

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.

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

KINGSTON STREET MISSION – offers warmth, friendship, hot drinks, light refreshments, warm clothing, blankets and sleeping bags to the homeless. They are open every night from 8:00 p.m.-midnight, from 15 October to 31 March, at St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, 130 Clergy Street. Volunteers are needed on-site each night to offer support and resources. Please contact Marilyn McLean, Coodinator, at, or call 613-449-0916, to volunteer.

“JUST FOR LIFE” WEEKEND will take place on the weekend of 24-25 September 2016. Our parish will be promoting the value of all human life by having a “Just For Life” information weekend. Masses will include a special message, and information on life and family will be provided by Priests for Life Canada.


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, with a reception to 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 us 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.

MARTYR’S SHRINE PILGRIMAGE Visit the Shrine of the Canadian Martyrs in Midland, ON, for $50.00 per person, with McCoy Luxury Coach Line on Saturday, 17 September 2016. Leaving Blessed Sacrament, Amherstview, at 7:00 a.m., and returning at 8:00 p.m. There will be opportunity for Confession, Mass and tour, finishing with passing through the Holy Door. Meals are not included. Please contact Bernadette Burgess at, or call 613-766-2934, to book by 1 September.

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.

DEDICATION OF CND MEMORIAL MONUMENT will take place at St. Edward Church, Westport, on Sunday, 18 September 2016. Mass will commence at 2:00 p.m., with the blessing of the memorial by Archbishop O’Brien, immediately following Mass. Reception will follow in St. Edward School Gym. The memorial recognizes the CND Sisters’ great contribution to Catholic education, and to parish and community life, in Westport. For information contact Fr. Louis DiRocco at 613-371-2806.

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.

FAUSTINA: MESSENGER OF DIVINE MERCY This moving, professional, theatrical, live production performed by actress Maria Vargo, and directed by Leonardo Defilippis, of St. Luke Productions, will be presented at St. Mary’s Cathedral, Kingston, on Tuesday, 4 October 2016, at 7:00 p.m. Tickets are $10.00; $25.00 for families of 3 or more, and free for children 10 & under. For tickets and information, call Ann Lyng at 613-546-5521 Ext.5 or email

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