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22nd Sunday in Ordinary Time
28 August 2016

“Repayment will be made to you when the virtuous rise again.”


The Gospel of the kingdom perfects some human customs and challenges others. Jesus challenges our prejudices about rank and honour, and reminds us that God is no respecter of persons.

Today’s Readings

First Reading: Ecclesiasticus 3:17-20, 28-29

The sage advises humility as a way of treating our neighbour well and pleasing God.

Second Reading: Hebrews 12:18-19, 22-24

The author presents us with a powerful and beautiful vision of our final end: eternal life with God and all the angels and saints.

Gospel: Luke 14:1, 7-14

Jesus tells a parable and adds teaching to show two things: that there will be a general resurrection and that God invites us all to the wedding banquet of eternal life.

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 and 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.
T. Couto
H. Couto
Dcn Wojcik
C. 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; Kenneth Kehoe; Bertram Mapp; Alden Mapp.

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, especially, Theresa McRae.

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.

PROVIDENCE MANOR – a 243 bed Long-Term Home in Kingston, is seeking volunteers to assist in the Spiritual Health department. A male volunteer is needed to assist a retired priest to attend Mass in the Home, by providing assistance as he walks to and from his room, and attending Mass with the priest. Volunteers are also needed to assist other residents going to and from Mass in the home. The hours would be from 10:30 a.m.-noon. Duties include pushing wheelchairs and walking alongside residents requiring assistance/supervision. Please contact Danielle Gowdy, Providence Manor, at 613-548-7222 X 3141.

NEWS FROM THE CATHOLIC WOMEN’S LEAGUE: The next Executive Meeting will take place on Monday, 29 August 2016, at 7:00 p.m.

Diocesan Development Day will take place on Saturday, 10 September 2016, at St. John XXIII Catholic School, 739 High Gate Park. The “Meet & Greet” begins at 9:15 a.m., with programs starting at 9:45 a.m. All members of the Catholic Women’s League are invited to attend. This will be an interactive day centered around “Wisdom Tables.”

FIRST FRIDAY DEVOTION On Friday, 2 September 2016, adoration of the Blessed Sacrament will commence at 9:00 a.m. and continue until 5:00 p.m. You are encouraged to spend an hour with the Lord.

THE MARIAN MOVEMENT OF PRIESTS CENACLE will be held on 4 September 2016, from 3:00-4:00 p.m., here at St. Joseph’s. There will be Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament, the Recitation of the Holy Rosary, a talk on the necessity of the Consecration of the Immaculate Heart of Mary in these very difficult times. Benediction with the Blessed Sacrament will conclude this Marian event. Everyone is welcome. Fr. Francis Geremia, of the Scalabrini Fathers, and Director of the MMP in Canada, will guide the Cenacle.

25TH SACERDOTAL ANNIVERSARY Fr. Al Alilio, Associate Pastor here at St. Joseph’s, from July 2004-June 2006, celebrated his 25th Year Anniversary in the Priesthood on 22 June 2016. He is coming to our parish on Friday, 9 September 2016, to celebrate a Mass of Thanksgiving at 5:15 p.m. All are welcome to attend.

KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS STEAK BBQ The Knights of Columbus 11670 will be hosting their annual Steak BBQ on Saturday, 10 September 2016, after the 5:15 p.m. Mass. We thank you for your support in the past and look forward to seeing you again. Tickets are Adults: $15.00; Children 6-10: $3. Tickets will be on sale the weekends of 27-28 August, and 3-4 September.

“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.

RITE OF CHRISTIAN INITIATION FOR ADULTS Are you someone, or 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 October.


HOTEL DIEU HOSPITAL Spiritual Health Department is looking for donations of acrylic yarn (Sayelle, Astra, worsted weight). Volunteer knitters make prayer shawls and afghans, which are then handed out. Donations may be made at the Spiritual Health Office by calling 613-544-3400 X 2231.

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 613-766-2934 or, 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.