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19th Sunday in Ordinary Time
7 August 2016

“You too must stand ready.”


We are a pilgrim people, journeying by faith to God’s kingdom. We gather as a community to sing the praises of our God, who leads us to the land of promise.

Today’s Readings

First Reading: Wisdom 18:6-9

The people prepare to be liberated by the Lord from their oppressors in Egypt.

Second Reading: Hebrews 11:1-2, 8-19

Abraham and Sarah placed their trust in God’s promises.

Gospel: Luke 12:32-48

All are warned to be ready for the master’s return

Monday, 8 August
5:15 p.m. Leon & Shirley Dillon – Michelle Romatowski
Tuesday, 9 August
9:00 a.m. Michael Leo Jewitt & Deceased Members of the Jewitt Family – The Estate
Wednesday, 10 August
9:00 a.m. Deceased Members of the Bidinost Family – The Family
10:30 a.m. Extendicare – Maureen Gilbert – Jane & Clarke Wilson
Thursday, 11 August
9:00 a.m. Mr. Anibal Pereira – Venancio & Elena Dos Santos
Friday, 12 August
5:15 p.m. Joe & Marjorie Coulter – The Family
Saturday, 13 August
5:15 p.m. Pat Jones – Chris Jones & Family
Sunday, 14 August
9:00 a.m. Jean Groshok – Laura Costello
11:00 a.m. People of the Parish
NEXT WEEK – 13-14 August 2016

Eucharistic Ministers

13 August
5:15 p.m.
P. Rosales
C. Jones
L. McKeown
M. Marcial
S. Peck
A. Kelly
R. Lachance
P. Scott

14 August
9:00 a.m.
D. Tudin
M. McLaughlin
F. Lovie
M. Tudin

S. Eves
T. McCue
K. Mulrooney
D. Neddow

14 August
11:00 a.m.
A. Gerretsen
B. McIver
C. Kavanaugh
J. Gerretsen
J. Ferreira
L. Garrett
P. Greenwood
B. Krasna

Please remember in your prayers the following: Willie Wylemans; Terry Kot; Kerry Kozak; Taylor Emond; Taryn Emond; Hermina Lawlor; Helen O’Brien; Giordana White; Teresa Tenuta; Marcus Hacault; Katherine Yager.

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 Giovanni Toffolo.

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.

KINGSTON FOOD BANK (Partners in Mission) – at 140 Hickson Avenue, provide nourishment and hope to those we serve and an opportunity for our community to share. Being the food distribution centre for this area, we also donate surplus provisions to over twenty local hot meal and shelter programs in the Kingston area. Volunteers (18+) are needed for sorting food donations and packing food for distribution. Call Linda at 613-544-4534, or download online form and send to, to volunteer.


SPAGHETTI DINNER will be held at Holy Name of Jesus Parish, Kingston Mills, on Saturday, 13 August 2016, from 6:00-8:00 p.m. Adults: $10.00; Children under 14: $5.00; Children under 6: Free. Advance tickets are available at the parish office during normal hours of operation. Featured live music is by the Three For A Quarter Band. Come out and enjoy a great supper, live music, and socialize with friends.

ST. PHILOMENA’S CEMETERY MASS will be held on Howe Island, on Sunday, 14 August 2016. Mass will begin at 10:00 a.m., and will be followed by a reception in the hall. Please bring your lawn chair. Let us remember our loved ones and to support each other with stories, and funny moments.

CURSILLISTAS You are invited to an Ultreya on Sunday, 14 August 2016, at 2:00 p.m., in St. John the Apostle Parish Hall, 88 Patrick Street. All Cursillistas are invited to renew old friendships and meet fellow Cursillistas. For information, contact Mike & Diane at 613-546-6224, or at

HAM & TURKEY SUPPER will be held at St. Denis Church, 3 George Street, Athens, on Wednesday, 17 August 2016, from 4:00-6:00 p.m. Adults: $12; Children (5-12): $6; Children under 5: Free. All are welcome.

WORKSHOP FOR INTERPRETERS OF THE DEAF will take place on Saturday, 20 August 2016, from 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. The fee for working interpreters is $20.00; for religious volunteer and student interpreters is free. For information, and to register, contact Alanna McDonald at

THE TRAGICALLY HIP CONCERT RAFFLE TICKETS St. John’s Church, 88 Patrick Street, Kingston, is holding a raffle for two tickets for The Tragically Hip concert on 20 August 2016. Cost is $10.00 each. Draw will be on 13 August, at 5:30 p.m., at St. John Church. Ticket sale dates are 7 August, from 2:00-5:00 p.m.; and 8 August, from 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m., at the church. Proceeds will go to the church. Tickets are non-transferable. Only 3500 tickets printed. Must be 18 or older to purchase.

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.

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 Laneville at 613-774-2555, or Margie Ann McKinnon at 613-283-4213.

VOCATIONS SUMMIT The Bishop of Ogdensburg, the Most Reverend Terry R. LaValley, has invited the people of the Archdiocese of Kingston to participate in a one-day Vocations Summit in Lake Placid, New York, on Sunday, 25 September 2016. This gathering will celebrate the universal call to holiness and its manifestations in the vocations of Christian marriage, the single state, consecrated life, and the ordained priesthood and diaconate. Guest speakers will be Bishop Robert Barron, Bishop Christopher Coyne, George Weigel, and Jennifer Fulwiler. Sunday Mass will be celebrated at 3:15 p.m. More detailed information and registration forms may be found at There is no registration fee for this event and no charge for the noon-hour meal; however, registration is required.

ARCHDIOCESAN ANNUAL RETREAT FOR SEPARATED AND/OR DIVORCED You are invited to participate in the annual Archdiocesan Retreat for Separated and Divorced at Providence Spirituality Centre, 18-19 November 2016. ‘Called to Transition and New Life,’ facilitated by Sr. Helen Russess CSJ, will offer an opportunity to reflect, to be renewed and refreshed in a safe, supportive environment. Register by calling 613-548-4461 or at