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Eighteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

5 August 2018


Work for food that endures to eternal life.




We come together today to celebrate the fact that we are not alone.  God calls us together to reassure us that Christ, our bread and life, will always be food for our journey of life.


Todays Readings


First Reading: Exodus 16:2-4, 12-15


When the people complain in the desert, God gives them bread from heaven to eat.


Second Reading: Ephesians 4:17, 20-24


Christians are called to give up their former way of life and be renewed in mind so as to become a new person created in God’s way.


Gospel: John 6:24-35


Jesus is the bread of life, the new sign that God continues to feed God’s people on their way in the world of today.




Monday, 6 August

5:15 p.m.     Joe Melo – Ines & George

Tuesday, 7 August

9:00 a.m.    Gwen & Harry LeComte – The Family

Wednesday, 8 August

9:00 a.m.    Victims of War & Violence – Yeshi Redda

10:30 a.m.    Extendicare – Liturgy of the Word

Thursday, 9 August

9:00 a.m.    Eduard Chartrand (19th Anniversary) – Madeleine Chartrand

Friday,  10 August

5:15  p.m.  Mavis Bracken – Tony Bracken

Saturday, 11 August

5:15 p.m.    Helen Murphy – Son

Sunday, 12 August

9:00 a.m.   Alexander, Isabelle, Elwood & Dell Potter, Shirley & Leon Dillon – Audrey Lacey

11:00 a.m.   People of the Parish

NEXT WEEK 11-12 August 2018






Eucharistic Ministers





11 August

5:15  p.m.



M. Peck

C. Pitts


G. Pattenden

E. Denham


I. Stewart

L. Garrett

D. Mazzolin

P. Scott



12 August

9:00 a.m.


A. MacKinnon

P. McCue


N. McCue

M. Cervenko


S. Eves

T. McCue

D. Neddow

T. Raine



12 August

11:00 a.m.


J. Gerretsen

J-A. Koster


R. Kwak

S. Broekhoven


P. Greenwood

P. Tetro

J. Ferreira

I. Stewart






11 August

5:15 p.m.



12 August

9:00 a.m.



12 August

11:00 a.m.





F. Cao

A. Lett


B. Evaristo

F. Cao

M. Castro


M. Roque

C. Davison

K. Soriano





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; Shirley Adams; Taylor Emond; Steve Bruce; Theresa Nhidir;  Marcus Hacault; Sheila Allard.




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.




CHURCH ROOF As you may have noticed that a new roof has been installed on the church this past summer.  We wish to thank you for your patience as the entrances were blocked and the noise was audible.  Also, a sincere thank you to all who made special donations to help cover the $520,000 cost of the roof.  Your patience and generosity are greatly appreciated.


BUILDING FUND  The monthly collection of the Building Fund will take place next weekend, 11-12 August 2018.  Your support continues to make a difference, especially this year as we continue with the roof replacement.  Thank you.


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.


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.




SEPARATED AND/OR DIVORCED Are you, or is someone you know, experiencing the trauma of a Separation and/or Divorce?  Come to the New Life Group Meeting, a Catholic Ministry for the Separated and Divorced, on alternate Tuesday evenings.  The next meeting will take place on Tuesday, 7 August 2018.   The topic will be, “Healing Memories and Forgiveness, DVD/Discussion.”  For information, call 613-548-4461.  All faith denominations are welcome.


CURSILLO WEEKEND FOR WOMEN A Women’s Cursillo Weekend will be held on the weekend of 9-12 August, at Providence Spirituality Centre, Kingston.  For information, please contact Diane Foley at, or at 613-546-6224, or Lionel Ryan at or at 613-634-9588.


HAM & TURKEY SUPPER will be held on Wednesday, 15 August 2018, from 4:00-6:00 p.m., at St. Denis Church, Athens (North of Firehall, opposite Pineview School).  Ham, turkey, scalloped potatoes, baked beans, rolls, salads and homemade pies.  Adults: $15.00; Children (5-12): $6.00; Children under 5: Free.  Everyone welcome.


ANNUAL CEMETERY MASS will be held on Saturday, 25 August 2018, at 11:00 a.m., at St. Charles Borromeo Parish, Read, with a light lunch following in the parish hall.  Everyone welcome.  For information, contact the parish office at 613-396-2846.



PILGRIMAGE TO QUEBEC WITH HOLY FAMILY PARISH There are still some seats available for our pilgrimage to Quebec, which will take place from Saturday-Monday, 25-27 August 2018, and will include visits to Saint Anne de Beaupré, the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Cape, Notre Dame des Victoires in Old Quebec and the shrine of S. Kateri Tekakwitha.  Friar Jim Fukes will be our chaplain.  The cost per person, double occupancy, is $250, including transportation, hotel and breakfast.  The single rate is $320.  For information, call Marie as soon as possible at 613‑547‑0878 or cell 613‑539‑2348.


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


ARCHDIOCESAN RETREAT for Separated & Divorced will take place on Friday evening, 14 September, and Saturday, 15 September 2018, at Providence Spirituality Centre.  The retreat, ‘Hope/Beauty from Ashes,’ facilitated by Sr. Denise Bérubé, cnd, will be a time of reflection, rest and spiritual nourishment.  Deadline for registration is 25 August 2018.  For information, contact the Family Ministry Office at or at 613-548-4461.


BE JOYFUL IN HOPE is the theme for the 9th Annual 2018 Women’s Fall Retreat, whick 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 or  613‑258‑7885.


ANDRE REIU & HIS JOHANN STRAUSS ORCHESTRA Live in Ottawa on Thursday, 27 September 2018.  Our Lady of Lourdes is sponsoring a bus trip to see this wonderful performance at the Canadian Tire Centre in Ottawa.  The bus will leave the parking lot at Our Lady of Lourdes Church, 490 Days Road, Kingston, at 3:00 p.m.  Tickets are $215 per person (includes return trip to Ottawa on luxury coach, dinner at the Mandarin Restaurant in Kanata, admission to the concert, and a $40.00 tax receipt.) Tickets sell quickly; so act fast by calling Caroline Manley at 613-542-8473, or Theresa McKay at 613-389-3532.


WORKSHOP REDISCOVERING THE ART OF DYING with presenter Sister Nuala Kenny.  Doctor Nuala Kenny is a physician, ethicist, and former Nova Scotia Deputy Minister of Health.  She is an expert in palliative and end-of-life care.  The workshop will take place on Saturday, 13 October 2018, from 10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m., at Our Lady of Lourdes Church, 490 Days Road.  Registration is $10.00 (lunch included).

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