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Holy Family of Jesus, Mary and Joseph

29 December 2019


Joseph got up and, taking the child and his mother with him, left that night for Egypt.




The feast of the Holy Family invites us to eavesdrop into the life of the Holy Family and to learn from their life of love and devotion, especially in times of uncertainty and fear.


Todays Readings


First Reading: Ecclesiasticus 3:2-6, 12-14


It is in the family that we first live out our baptismal calling to love.


Second Reading: Colossians 3:12-21


Let the message of Christ, in its richness, find a home with you.


Gospel: Matthew 2:13-15, 19-23


Jesus is called out of Egypt to form a new people of God.



Monday, 30 December

9:00 a.m. Manuel Casquilho – Nubelia Rosner & Family

5:15 p.m.    Elisio Ponte & Extended Family Members – Lidia Ponte

Tuesday, 31 December

9:00 a.m.  Richard Stoparczyk – Edvige Mazzolin

5:15 p.m. Raymond & Eleanor Mallen – Noreen Mallen

Wednesday, 1 January – New Years Day

9:00 a.m.  People of the Parish

10:30 a.m. Extendicare – Cancelled

11:00 a.m. People of the Parish

Thursday, 2 January

 9:00 a.m. Anne Meekel – Kay Stewart

5:15 p.m. Sharon Cuvelier – Frank Cuvelier

Friday,  3 January

9:00 a.m. Deceased Members of the McConville & Jordan Families – Pat McConville & Michael Jordan

10:00 a.m. Kingsdale Château – Christopher Wilson – Rick & Bonnie Wilson

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

Saturday, 4 January

9:00 a.m. Intentions of Anne Pickett

5:15 p.m. Lois McKeown – Hopkins Family

Sunday, 5 January

9:00 a.m. Graziella Vander Baaren – Nuvoloni Family

11:00 a.m.  People of the Parish

NEXT WEEK 4-5 January 2020






Eucharistic Ministers





31 Dec.

5:15 p.m.


E. Bennett

C. Jones


J. Bennett

F. Levesque


L. Garrett

R. Webb

F. Carter

R. Lachance



1 Jan.

9:00 a.m.


J. Watts

A. MacKinnon


M. Cervenko

J. Lachance


R. Audet

P. Scott

I. Stewart

D. Dennee



1 Jan.

11:00 a.m.


J-A. Koster

K. Burbank


M-A. Wojcik

K. Colwell


F. Asuncion

P. Greenwood

B. Krasna

P. Tetro



4 Jan.

5:15 p.m.


H. Pasko

H. Couto

Deacon Wojcik


P. Rosales



I. Stewart

A. Kelly

R. Lachance

D. Mazzolin



5 Jan.

9:00 a.m.


P. McCue

M-A. Wojcik

Deacon Wojcik


N. McCue


S. Eves

T. McCue

D. Neddow

T. Raine



5 Jan.

11:00 a.m.


N. Balla

F. Levesque

Deacon Wojcik


S. Broekhoven


B. Krasna

L. Garrett

J. McLaren

M. Strong






4 Jan.

5:15 p.m.



5 Jan.

9:00 a.m.



5 Jan.

11:00 a.m.





F. Cao

C. Davison


B. Evaristo

T. Francis

O. Muise


A. Doctolero

M. Doctolero


Junior Liturgy





P. Bullock

M. Downey


K. Canning

M. Mussari

Altar Server Schedule for New Years Eve will be organized

by Fr. Quirk



Please remember in your prayers the following: James Parsons; Marie McNeill; Judy Dowling; Millie Lane; John Dowling; Desmond Dowling; Marcus Hacault; Steve Bruce; Laure Unger; Joe Fonseca; Annie Mastorakos; Marc M;  Rob Hurst; Trudy Potvin; Teresa Khidir; Angeli Asenci; Kathleen Forsyth; Diane Lavery; Pat Gilmartin; Donna C.; Eileen Teppett; Jordyn Haunts Geddes; Erin Sullivan; Natalie Malenfant; Lu Raposo.



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.



2019 DONATIONS St. Josephs Parish Year-End occurs on 31 December; therefore, we ask that all 2019 donations be forwarded to the parish office by 31 December 2019.  Donations received after this date will need to be recorded in 2020.  If you wish to have a donation appear on your 2019 Tax Receipt, please ensure that the office has received it prior to 1 January.  Thank you.




New Year’s Eve – Tues., 31 December 2019 – 5:15 p.m.

New Year’s Day – Wed., 1 January 2020 – 9:00 a.m.

New Year’s Day – Wed., 1 January 2020 – 11:00 a.m.


DECEMBER BULLETINS Because Liturgical Publications are closed between 25 December – 2 January, they are requiring early submission of the bulletins in December.  Therefore, it is necessary to have the bulletin material a little earlier than usual.  We apologize if you have submitted an announcement that does not appear in the bulletin during that time.


2020 ENVELOPES are available for pick-up at the back of the church.  If you are currently not using envelopes but wish to do so, please contact the parish office at 613-547-5004 to request them, or complete the sign-up sheet on the table beside the envelopes.


FIRST FRIDAY DEVOTION On Friday, 3 January 2020, 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.


MINISTRY FAIR On 18-19 January 2020, after all Masses, the Parish Engagement Group will host a Ministry Fair in the parish hall.  The various Parish Ministries will be highlighted, indicating how they each enrich the daily life of St. Joseph’s.  When you volunteer for a Ministry, you show what kind of parish you want to belong to!


PRAYER BOOK A book has been placed in a place of honour near the Blessed Sacrament.  You are invited to write in it those needs and concerns for which you would like our St. Joseph’s family / community to pray.  Wishing to respect everyone’s privacy, please keep all entries anonymous.


NEW YEARS EVE VIGIL St. Joseph’s annual New Year’s Adoration Vigil will commence after the 5:15 p.m. Mass on New Year’s Eve and continue until midnight.  It will then resume at 7:00 a.m. until 8:30 a.m., 1 January 2020.  Please take advantage of this opportunity to begin the New Year by spending an hour with the Messiah.  For information, contact the parish office at 613-547-5004.  Sign-up sheets are available at the entrances.


CHRISTMAS TREE PICK-UP  St. Paul Catholic School Council will once again offer a Christmas Tree pickup fundraiser in Kingston.  Trees will be picked up on Saturday, 4 January 2020,  and taken to the recycling depot. Your $15.00 donation will directly support the School Council’s fund-raising initiatives, which includes playground renewal projects.  Kindly leave your donation in your mailbox, in an envelope marked St. Paul’s, or taped to your door before 10:00 a.m. that morning.  Please  contact Dari at, to leave your name and your address to schedule a pick-up.  Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from the St. Paul Catholic School Council.


URGENT CALL – PROVIDENCE CARE HOSPITAL SITE VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES Providence Care needs volunteers from parishes in the Archdiocese of Kingston to help the Roman Catholic patients and clients attend Sunday Mass held at 2:00 p.m.  Responsibilities include pushing wheelchairs and walking alongside persons who require assistance/supervision.  If you feel God is calling you to this ministry, please contact Chris O’Connor, Volunteer Coordinator for Inpatient Activities & Youth Volunteer Programs, at 613-544-4900 x 53058, or, or register though




KINGSTON COMMUNITY CHRISTMAS CAROL-SING will take place on Sunday, 5 January 2020, from 2:00-3:30 p.m., at St. Mary’s Cathedral.  Refreshments will be provided, courtesy of the Knights of Columbus, Council #728.  Canned good donations will be accepted for St. Vincent de Paul Food Bank, and monetary donations benefit the restoration of the St. Mary’s Cathedral organ.  Tax receipts over $25.  Contact Jeffrey Moellman at, or call 613-546-5521 x 7, for information.


REGIOPOLIS-NOTRE DAME CATHOLIC HIGH SCHOOL Grade 8 Information Night will take place on Thursday, 16 January 2020.  International Baccalaureate Programme Information Session takes place from 5:30-6:20 p.m., in the Upper Room; General Information Session takes place from 6:30-7:15 p.m., in the Cafetorium, followed by an Open House of classrooms and displays in the school until 8:00 p.m.  130 Russell Street.  For information, call 613-545-1902.


EIGHT DOORS TO THE KINGDOM PARISH MISSION The great French spiritual master, Father Jacques Philippe, is coming to St. Mary’s Cathedral, 279 Johnson Street.  He will preach at Sunday Masses the First Sunday of Lent, 5:00 p.m. on 29 February, and 8:00 a.m. 10:30 a.m. & 7:00 p.m., on 1 March.  He will lead a Parish Mission on the Eight Beatitudes at 7:00 p.m., on 1-3 March.  For information, contact or Ann Lyng at, or Fr. Hughes at


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