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Twenty-First Sunday in Ordinary Time

25 August 2019


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.


Todays 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, 26 August

5:15 p.m.  June Sears – The Family

Tuesday, 27 August

9:00 a.m.  George Teves – Parents

Wednesday, 28 August

9:00 a.m.  Harry Ottenhof – Steve & Mary

10:30 a.m.  Extendicare – Anna Quarin – Mrs. Bidinost & Family

Thursday, 29 August

 9:00 a.m.  Mae Coughlin – Bennett Family

Friday,  30 August

5:15  p.m.  Bill Murray – Mazzeo Family

Saturday, 31 August

5:15 p.m.  Barrie Gunhouse – Betty Gunhouse

Sunday, 1 September

9:00 a.m. Luigi & Walter Nuvoloni – Nuvoloni Family

11:00 a.m.  People of the Parish


NEXT WEEK 31 August-1 September 2019






Eucharistic Ministers






5:15 p.m.


S. Ottenhof

A. Paquin

Deacon Wojcik


C. McBride


F. Arruda

P. Scott

P. Greenwood

L. Garrett



1 Sept.

9:00 a.m.


M. Addai

D. Balemba

Deacon Wojcik


F. Lovie



T. McCue

D. Neddow

T. Raine

M. Turkington



1 Sept.

11:00 a.m.


K. Burbank

A. Doctolero

Deacon Wojcik


M-A. Wojcik


J. McLaren

P. Greenwood

B. Krasna

I. Stewart






31 Aug.

5:15 p.m.



1 Sept.

9:00 a.m.



1 Sept.

11:00 a.m.





F. Cao

C. Lee


I. Watts

E. Foley

T. Francis


A. Hung

E. Samson

M. Stabback




Please remember in your prayers the following: Joe Saccon; James Parsons; Jane Meeks; Marie McNeill; Judy Dowling; Ossie Fisher; Millie Lane; John Dowling; Desmond Dowling; Marcus Hacault; Steve Bruce; Laure Unger; Joe Fonseca; Tom Loughheed; Lise Loughheed; Annie Mastorakos; Marc M;  Rob Hurst; Trudy Potvin; Teresa Khidir; Angeli Asenci; Irene Smith; Kathleen Forsyth.


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.




WEDNESDAY CARD PLAYERS will commence on Wednesday, 4 September 2019, at 12:30 p.m.  If you have a group of four card players who wish to join, please call Johanna at 613-389-5265.


MASS AT ST. MARYS CEMETERY St. Joseph’s Parish will celebrate Mass at St. Mary’s Cemetery (718 Division Street, Kingston), on Sunday, 22 September 2019, at 2:00 p.m.  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.


RITE OF CHRISTIAN INITIATION FOR ADULTS Do you know someone who has expressed an interest in becoming Catholic, or was baptized Catholic as a child, but has not celebrated the Sacraments of Confirmation and Eucharist?  We offer an opportunity to come together in a small group to learn more about our faith.  Sessions focus on the teachings and experience of Church and prepare individuals to celebrate the Sacraments of Baptism, Confirmation, and Eucharist during the Easter season.  You are welcome to participate in the process with your questions, your insights and your faith story in a warm, accepting setting.  For information, please contact the parish office at 613-547-5004.  Sessions will begin in late September.


JUNIOR LITURGY VOLUNTEERS NEEDED We are in need of volunteers for the 2019-2020 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.




LEGION OF MARY If you are interested in starting a Legion of Mary at your church, or you know someone who would like to join us, please contact Cheryl Power, Legion of Mary Curia President at, or contact me at 613-929-0777.


RELIC OF ST. ANDRÉ BESSETTE is coming to Holy Rosary Church, 169 North Park Street, Belleville, on Thursday, 29 August 2019.  Private prayer in the chapel, 4:30-5:25 p.m.; Solemn Procession with the Relic to the Church, 5:30 p.m. Presentation of the Life of Brother André and Veneration of the Relic.  Celebration of the Mass, followed by anointing with the Oil of St. Joseph.


SALESIAN SPIRITUALITY Live Today Well!!  A retreat with St. Francis de Sales and St. Jane de Chantal, on Wednesdays, 18 September-9 October, at the Catholic Pastoral Centre, 390 Palace Road, Kingston, from 6:30-8:00 p.m.  Facilitator will be Robert Mundle, MDiv, ThM, STM, RP, CSCP (Consecrated member of the Society of the Sons of St. Francis de Sales).  Cost is $10.00 per participant.  Registration is available on the Archdiocese of Kingston website.


AN EVENING OF TASTING Our Lady of Lourdes Parish, Kingston, will be hosting its annual fundraising event, on Saturday, 21 September 2019.  This event will feature a variety of wine, scotch and craft beer, along with a variety of tasty appetizers from our parish kitchen.  Tickets are $45.00 per person.  For information, contact Elaine Clark at 613-389-1276, or Marianne Murphy at 613-888-4368.


WOMENS FALL RETREAT  Women of any age are invited to join us at our 10th annual Catholic Women’s Fall Retreat at Glen House Resort, Gananoque, on 20-22 September 2019.  The theme is, “Taste and See the Goodness of the Lord!” with speaker Dr. Anne Jamieson.  Break-out sessions, musical entertainment, delicious meals, accommodations and access to resort activities.  For information, or to register, call 613-989-5348, or go to, or contact Anne Caza.


  1. FRANCIS DE SALES – BLESSED SACRAMENT PARISH PRESENTS The Toronto Welsh Male Voice Choir at St. Francis de Sales Church, 19 Elmsley St. N., Smith Falls, on Saturday, 28 September 2019, at 7:00 p.m. Advance ticket sales only. Tickets available at Rideau River Music, 11 Main St. W., Smiths Falls, 613-283-1410, or contact the parish office at 613-283-0220. Cost is $20.00/person before 31 August; $25.00/person after 31 August.


GRIEF JOURNEY RETREAT A Safe, Caring and Nuturing Time designed to provide insight, hope and support for those who have experienced LOSS through Separation/Divorce or Death.  You are invited to participate in this retreat at Providence Spirituality Centre, Kingston, on Friday evening-Saturday, 25-26 October 2019.  Facilitated by Anna Racine, Mount Carmel Spiritual Centre, Niagara Falls.  For further information and/or to register, contact Sr. Lucy Kearney, Family Ministry Office at 613-548-4461, ext. 113, or email


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