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The Transfiguration of the Lord
6 August 2017

“Lord, it is wonderful for us to be here.”


On the way to Jerusalem, the disciples are given a “glimpse of glory.” Reflecting on the transfiguration of Jesus helps us, too, to grasp something of our true destination, which will take us beyond death to the glory of heaven.

Today’s Readings

First Reading: Daniel 7:9-10, 13-14

In his vision of heaven, Daniel sees coming on the clouds of heaven a human being who receives sovereignty, glory and kingship.

Second Reading: 2 Peter 1:16-19

Peter gives his version of what he saw and heard on the holy mountain.

Gospel: Matthew 17:1-9

Jesus is transfigured in the presence of the disciples Peter, James and John.


Monday, 7 August
5:15 p.m. Jack Rooney – Anne & Leon Garrett
Tuesday, 8 August
9:00 a.m. Jerome McHenry – Eileen McHenry & Family
Wednesday, 9 August
9:00 a.m. Teodorico De Matos – Natalia De Matos
10:30 a.m. Extendicare – Mary O’Brien – Lenna Mills
Thursday, 10 August
9:00 a.m. Francesco & Maria Colarossi – Natalina Panetta
Friday, 11 August
5:15 p.m. Angelo Conte – Jessie Chisholm
Saturday, 12 August
5:15 p.m. Pat & Chris Jones – The Family
Sunday, 13 August
9:00 a.m. James McCann (25th Anniversary) – The Family
11:00 a.m. People of the Parish
NEXT WEEK – 12-13 August 2017

Eucharistic Ministers

12 Aug.
5:15 p.m.

M. Peck
C. Pitts
M. Musiol
J. Lachance
J. Garrah
A. Wilson
F. Carter
I. Stewart

13 Aug.
9:00 a.m.
S. Eves
P. McCue
N. McCue
C. Purcell
D. Dennee
R. Emmons
S. Eves
T. McCue

13 Aug.
11:00 a.m.
M. Meagher
N. Balla
K. Colwell
Sr. Kalchbrenner
B. Krasna
J. McLaren
P. Tetro
M. Strong


12 August
5:15 p.m.
13 August
9:00 a.m.
13 August
11:00 a.m.

O. Gowsell
A. Cantarutti
C. Cantarutti
C. Watts
R. Watts
I. Watts
P. Krasna
A. Krasna
M. Farrell
Please remember in your prayers the following: Helen Taillon; Yvonne Vickers; Kathy Veley; Tony Deodato; Ciara Ryckman; Jean Wells; Danny Denham; Brigit Knott; Jack Coleman; Marie McNeil; Marcus Hacault; Kim Emond; Freeman Shupe; Kathleen Forsyth; Evangeline Talens.

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 Kevin Ottenhof; Santina Quilici.

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.

SUMMMER MASS SCHEDULE – Until 8 September 2017
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: 3:30 p.m. Divine Mercy Prayers
4:00-5:00 p.m. Holy Hour
5:15 p.m. Mass
First Friday: Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament
9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.


BUILDING FUND The monthly collection of the Building Fund will take place next weekend, 12-13 August 2017. Your support continues to make a difference. Thank you.

SOCIAL & ECOLOGICAL JUSTICE GROUP will hold the next meeting on Friday, 25 August 2017, at 9:30 a.m. Please join us in the parish hall.

DAY OF REFLECTION & RENEWAL for all involved in ministry will take place on Saturday, 30 September 2017, from 10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m., at Providence Spirituality Centre, Kingston. Everyone is welcome. Come hear more about what our call to Ministry is all about, share about your ministry and learn how to fill your spiritual well. Cost of $10.00 includes lunch. For information, or to register, contact Gorette, at or at 613-548-4461.

PARTNERS IN MISSION FOOD BANK wishes to thank the parishioners of St. Joseph’s Parish for the donations of $2,950.00, 4 boxes and 115 bags of food, between April and June 2017. The support that was received allows them to continue to serve those less fortunate.


LATIN MASS will be celebrated on 6 August and 3 September 2017, at St. James’ Chapel of The Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception of Mary, at 3:00 p.m. Father Brian Price will preside. All are welcome.

143rd ANNUAL PILGRIMAGE to Ste-Anne-De-Beaupré and Cap-de-la-Madeleine from the Dioceses of Ottawa, Kingston, Gatineau, Pembroke, Mont Laurier, and Alexandria/Cornwall on August 12 13, 2017. Weekend Celebrant is Bishop Michael Mulhall of the Diocese of Pembroke. The Shrine theme: “That My Joy May Be In You.” Pope Francis has invited all Catholics to continue practicing the Jubilee of Mercy for 2017, by being merciful to everyone. And Pope Francis has asked previously that all Catholics take this opportunity to make a pilgrimage again this year in continuing the Year of Mercy. Info: Mike Budge 613 224 8110; www.ste anne de

FATIMA DAY OF PRAYER & REFLECTION will take place on Sunday, 13 August 2017, from 8:00 a.m.-4:15 p.m., at Sacred Heart of Mary Church, Madoc. Archbishop O’Brien will be the celebrant for the Eucharistic Liturgy. Private Eucharistic devotion until 6:00 p.m., for those who wish. All are most welcome for the entire day, or part of it.

SEPARATED AND/OR DIVORCED Are you, or someone you know, experiencing the trauma of a Separation and/or Divorce? Where do you turn for help? Come to the New Life Group Meeting, a Catholic Ministry for the Separated and Divorced, on alternate Tuesday evenings, from 7:30-9:30 p.m. The next meeting will take place on Tuesday, 15 August 2017, at the Francis J. Spence Pastoral Centre, 390 Palace Road. The topic will be, “Coping with Others: Honest Communication.”

GALA 2017 Queen’S MBA Charity Gala is a student-run initiative that aims to make a difference within the Kingston community by supporting a local charity or philanthropic cause. The event seeks to bring those from within and outside Kingston together for a night filled with fun, entertainment and celebration. This year’s recipient will be the St. Vincent de Paul Society of Kingston. It will be held on Thursday, 31 August 2017, starting with cocktails at 6:00 p.m., at The Harbour Restaurant. Tickets are $75.00 per person; or $700 per table. For information, contact

DUC IN ALTUM registrations are being accepted for young adults wishing to join the Archdiocesan youth for the 2017-2018 year. If you know any who are in their 20s and 30s, please encourage them to come to the information night, which will take place in early September, or to contact Nadia in the youth office, at 613-548-446. We are grateful for the prayers and support during our first year! So many graces and blessings from our experience! You may also find information at

CONFERENCE IN KINGSTON We are called to hear and reflect on the Word of God to become more deeply the word of God ourselves and to proclaim it by our lives. This gathering will focus on the role of the Word of God in our lives as Catholics. We shall explore the place God’s Word has in the preparation for Baptism, Confirmation and first sharing in Holy Communion, as well as the implications of having the Word of God at the heart of the initiation process (RCIA). This event is for all baptized, especially those preparing to celebrate Sacraments of Initiation, on Friday, 15 September 2017, from 7:00-9:00 p.m.; and Saturday, 16 September 2017, from 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m., at the Providence Spirituality Centre, 1200 Princess Street, Kingston. Cost for commuters is $50.00. For information, please see Archdiocese of Kingston/Liturgy website, or call the Liturgy office at 613-548-4461.

WOMEN’S FALL RETREAT will take place on 15-17 September 2017. Information may be obtained from the leaflets on the church bulletin boards or at

PILGRIMAGE TO SAINT-MARIE AMONG THE HURONS & MARTYR SHRINE IN MIDLAND on 16 September 2017, hosted by St. Barnaby’s Catholic Women’s League. Coach bus leaves St. Barnaby’s at 7:00 a.m. Cost is $50.00 per person, but may be reduced, depending on fundraising efforts. This is a family trip, and there will be plenty of room on the bus for strollers, or for coolers for picnic lunches. Contact Stephanie at to register.

AN EVENING OF TASTING On Saturday, 30 September 2017, from 6:30-9:30 p.m., Our Lady of Lourdes Parish, 490 Days Road, will host a fundraiser for the restoration of the parish buildings: wine from the world, scotch from Scotland, delicacies from our kitchens and a silent auction, at Our Lady of Lourdes Parish Hall. Cost is $45.00. For information, call 613-389-3532, 613-389-1276, or 613-389-4368.

RETREAT FOR SEPARATED AND/OR DIVORCED will take place 17-18 November 2017, Friday evening-Saturday. “Resilience vs Resistance: Welcoming New Life.” with facilitator Sr. Helen Russell, csj, at Providence Spirituality Centre, 1200 Princess Street, Kingston. Registration due by 27 October 2017. For information, or to register, email or call 613-548-4461. This will be a time of reflection, rest and spiritual nourishment.