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Twenty-First Sunday in Ordinary Time

26 August 2018


We too will serve the Lord, for he is our God.




No other decisions we make in life are as important as those that have eternal consequences.


Todays Readings


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


At Shechem, in central Israel, the assembled people formally renew the covenant and profess total loyalty to the Lord.


Second Reading: Ephesians 5:21-32


Paul urges that the relationships within marriage should reflect the love that Christ has for his Church.


Gospel: John 6:60-69


Some disciples reject Jesus’ teaching, but Peter, spokesman for the Twelve, boldly declares: “Lord, to whom (apart from you) shall we go?”




Monday, 27 August

5:15 p.m.       June Sears – The Family

Tuesday, 28 August

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

Wednesday, 29 August

9:00 a.m.      Gord Costello – Bev & Tim

10:15 a.m.    Extendicare – Elisio Ponte & Extended

(NEW TIME) Family Members – Lidia Ponte

Thursday, 30 August

9:00 a.m.      Alice Gaudet – Mark Gaudet

Friday,  31 August

5:15  p.m.     Luisa Praticante – The Family

Saturday, 1 September

5:15 p.m.      Maureen Doyle – Raymond & Family

Sunday, 2 September

9:00 a.m.     Resurreccion Lianza – Ress Young

11:00 a.m.      People of the Parish


NEXT WEEK 1-2 September 2018






Eucharistic Ministers





1 Sept.

5:15  p.m.



O. Gowsell

C. Jones


Sr. L. Kearney

M. Marcial


A. Kelly

R. Lachance

D. Mazzolin

P. Scott



2 Sept.

9:00 a.m.


P. Kingston

M. McLauchlin

Deacon Wojcik


N. Haunts


S. Eves

T. McCue

D. Neddow

T. Raine



2 Sept.

11:00 a.m.


M .Farrell

B. McIver


T. Donoghue

R. Kwak


F. Asuncion

J. Ferreira

L. Garrett

P. Greenwood






1 Sept.

5:15 p.m.



2 Sept.

9:00 a.m.



2 Sept.

11:00 a.m.





F. Cao



I. Watts

C. Udovc


D. Fernandes

T. Fernandes

D. Fernandes





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.





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.


  1. JOSEPHS PARISH IS LOOKING FOR VOLUNTEERS Volunteer sign-up sheets are available at all entrances for the various ministries. If you see something with which you would like to assist, please call the parish office at 613-547-5004, or complete the bottom portion of page two, detach and place in the collection basket.


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.


TIME CHANGE FOR EXTENDICARE MASS Mass time at Extendicare has been changed to 10:15 a.m. on Wednesday mornings.


FALL CONVOCATION MASS During the fall Convocation, the priests of the Archdiocese will gather with Archbishop O’Brien for Mass on Wednesday, 5 September 2018, at 11:30 a.m., at Holy Family Parish, 130 Wiley Street.  The parishioners of all Kingston and area parishes are invited to attend the celebration of the Eucharist on this day.


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.


MASS AT ST. MARYS CEMETERY St. Joseph’s Parish will celebrate Mass at St. Mary’s Cemetery this Sunday, 16 September 2018, 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.


SACRAMENT OF CONFIRMATION will take place on Sunday, 18 November 2018, at 2:00 p.m.  If you have a child in grade 8 who wishes to receive this Sacrament, please contact the parish office at 613-547-5004 to register by 24 September 2018. If your child attends St. Thomas More or St. Paul School, you will receive a registration form from the school in September.


  1. PAUL CATHOLIC SCHOOL The new Principal of St. Paul Catholic School, effective 1 September 2018, will be Ms. Anna Coe. We welcome Ms. Coe to our parish and look forward to working with her in the upcoming school year.




HABITAT FOR HUMANITY VOLUNTEERS NEEDED Our Habitat houses are constructed primarily with volunteer labour, and we rely on community organizations to help by providing the refreshments and lunch meals for 10 to 12 volunteers that we have on a daily basis.  Ideally, the provider will supply both the morning coffee break and the lunchtime meal, although this is not always possible. We suggest items like sandwiches, wraps with chips or crock‑pot lunches (chili, casseroles). Snacks can be muffins, doughnuts, squares or bars, and coffee. We also require the suppliesthat are needed to eat the meal: napkins, paper plates and plastic cutlery; sugar, creamer and stir sticks for coffee. We have runners to pick up the food, and volunteers to help serve the meal, if you are not able to deliver or serve. Please let us know if you would be able to help us in this capacity. We appreciate any help you are able to provide. The location of our build site: 66 Cowdy Street, Kingston.  Please call Bill Dahl at 613-548-8763 x 202, to volunteer.


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


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 613‑484‑2446 or by email at


  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 613‑258‑7885, or at .

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