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21st Sunday in Ordinary Time

23 August 2015


“Lord, who shall we go to? You have the message of eternal life.”




Jesus is the bread of life, giving us access to the heart of the Father. We are called to keep on choosing his path, for we will not find such fullness of life anywhere else.


Todays Readings


First Reading: Joshua 24:1-2, 15-18


Remembering how they were liberated from slavery, and guided through the wilderness, the tribes of Israel resolve to serve their mighty God.


Second Reading: Ephesians 5:21-32


The mystery of the marriage covenant between man and woman reflects the mystery of Christ’s self-sacrificing love for his Church.


Gospel: John 6:60-69


Jesus’ claim to be the bread of life challenges many to the point of desertion, except Peter, who realizes that there is no one else to turn to.




Monday, 24 August

9:00 a.m.     Cancelled

5:15 p.m.     June Sears – The Family

Tuesday, 25 August

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

5:15 p.m.     Cancelled

Wednesday, 26 August

9:00 a.m.    Geroge Teves – Parents

10:30 a.m.     Extendicare – Elisio Ponte & Extended Family Members – Lidia Ponte

5:15 p.m.      Cancelled

Thursday, 27 August

9:00 a.m.     Gino Bidinost – Mrs. Bidinost & Family

5:15 p.m.     Cancelled

Friday,  28 August

9:00 a.m.     Cancelled

5:15 p.m.      Velda Stanley – Leon & Anne Garrett

Saturday, 29 August

9:00 a.m.     Cancelled

5:15 p.m.     Haydon Bullen (1st Anniversary) – Bullen Family

Sunday, 30 August

9:00 a.m.      Roberto Salinas – Sandra Salinas

11:00 a.m.     People of the Parish

NEXT WEEK – 29-30 August 2015













29 Aug.

5:15 p.m.


E. Bennett

S. McGrath


M. Marcial

L. McKeown


P. Scott

I. Stewart

A. Wilson

G. Pattenden



30 Aug.

9:00 a.m.


D. Tudin

A. MacKinnon


C. Purcell

M. Tudin


D. Dennee

R. Emmons

S. Eves

T. McCue



30 Aug.

11:00 a.m.


B. McIver

K. Burbank

D. Wojcik


L. Carfa


P. Greenwood

J. McLaren

J. Mekarski

J. Ferreira



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; Etelka Takacs.


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.



         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




COOKING WITH THE SAINTS COOKBOOK As a fundraiser for the upcoming World Youth Day 2016 in Krakow, Poland, the pilgrims from the Archdiocese of Kingston have compiled a cookbook. We are very grateful to the parishioners across the Archdiocese who contributed recipes. In addition to many amazing recipes, there are bios and interesting facts of patron saints of cooking and of countries where recipes originated. There are also Polish saints included, with indications of how they have connections with our upcoming pilgrimage. We thank you in advance for your support of this faith experience and ask for your continued prayers. The cookbooks are available through the youth office for $25.00 each. Please contact Nadia at or call 613-484-2446 for your copy.




Got Faith? – There will be a pizza lunch for students who identify with their faith and who are not afraid to share it! If you would like to join us, let the chaplaincy team of Mary Elaine Carty, Fr. Amato or Friar Fukes know before 14 September, and we will send an invitation. Email or call 613-545-1902×2530.


Families of Faith – RND brings students from many parishes into one big community and would like to encourage families of faith to connect with one another on this journey through high school. We will be celebrating Mass at RND in the St. Marguerite Bourgeoys chapel at 6:30 p.m., on 16 September, followed by refreshments.


Grade 9 Faith Day! – On 17 September, grade 9 students at RND will gather for a workshop led by Dan Moynihan. Through stories & activities, students will become more aware of the value of the gift of Catholic Education; this will be followed by Mass.


First School Mass at RND will be held on 30 September, at 9:30 a.m., in the Congregation of Notre Dame gym.


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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