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Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time

10 February 2019


“Put out into deep water and pay out your nets for a catch.”




Today’s readings speak to us of a God whose mercy is always greater than our weaknesses.


Todays Readings


First Reading: Isaiah 6:1-8


Isaiah’s initial vision and call.


Second Reading: 1 Corinthians 15:1-11


“I have handed on to you what I have received…”  Paul has continued the process of transmitting the Church’s faith in the resurrection of Jesus.


Gospel: Luke 5:1-11


A miraculous catch of fish and Peter’s profession of unworthiness preface the call of the first of Christ’s followers.




Monday, 11 February

9:00 a.m.  Vincent & Florine Rochefort – Pat, Larry & Boys

5:15 p.m.    Shirley Kearns – Colleen Purcell & Michelle Romatowski

Tuesday, 12 February

9:00 a.m.  Robert Erdman – Annetta & Gerry Pattenden

5:15 p.m.  Maria Estrada – Lorna Asuncion

Wednesday, 13 February

9:00 a.m.  Kathleen, Ed & Hugh Edgar & Jerry Jackson – Sandra Jackson

10:30 a.m.   Extendicare – Maria Hélene Edmée Audet – Anna Monk

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

Thursday, 14 February

9:00 a.m. Deceased Members of the Castro Family – Roger                         & Lorna Castro

5:15 p.m. Jerry Millan – John & Bella Millan

Friday,  15 February

9:00 a.m. Maria Estrada – Amado & Marietta Marcial

5:15  p.m.  Anna Dinh – Trish Nguyen

Saturday, 16 February

9:00 a.m. Fern, Lucille & Yvon Taillon – The Family

5:15 p.m. Jim Murphy – Son

Sunday, 17 February

9:00 a.m.  Benito Busani – Nuvoloni Family

11:00 a.m.     People of the Parish


NEXT WEEK 16-17  February 2019






Eucharistic Ministers





16 Feb.

5:15 p.m.


G. Pattenden

J. Saunders


C. McBride

Sr. L. Kearney


I. Stewart

P. Scott

D. Mazzolin

R. Lachance



17 Feb.

9:00 a.m.


D. Balemba

S. Balemba


N. Haunts

Sr. Kalchbrenner


T. McCue

D. Neddow

T. Raine

M. Turkington



17 Feb.

11:00 a.m.


K. Burbank

Sr. D. Fournier

Deacon Wojcik


N. Balla


P. Greenwood

B. Krasna

J. McLaren

M. Strong






16 Feb.

5:15 p.m.



17 Feb.

9:00 a.m.



17 Feb.

11:00 a.m.





A. Lett

S. Drumm


R. Gumboc

A. McCaugherty

M. Czstro


A. Hung

E. Samson

C. Davison


Junior Liturgy





P. Bullock

E. Hayes


S. Fragoso

M. Farrell




Please remember in your prayers the following: Alex C.; Matthew Hennessey; Rosa Macedo; Marcus Hacault; Marie MacNeill; Judy Dowling; Ossie Fisher; Millie Lane; Chandra Gibson; Joe Saccon; Brian Coffey; James Parsons.


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 Judy Garrah, James Kelly.


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.




ORGAN SCHOLARSHIPS FOR PARISH MUSICIANS The Royal Canadian College of Organists – Kingston Centre offers scholarships for pianists of all ages who would like to be introduced to, or develop their playing skills on, the pipe organ.  For information, or to apply, visit  Visit or call the Liturgy Office at 613-548-4461.  Deadline is 31 March 2019.


CATHOLIC WOMENS LEAGUE  The General Meeting will take place on Monday, 11 February 2019, at 7:00 p.m., in the parish hall.  We will have the installation of our new President, the Re-affirmation of the Executive and the Welcoming of New Members.  We ask members to  bring a contribution to our collection of toiletries for St. Vincent de Paul.  We welcome items such as bath soap or body wash, shampoo, deodorant, toothpaste, razors, shaving cream and socks.


BUILDING FUND  The monthly collection of the Building Fund will take place this weekend, 9-10 February 2019. Thank you for your support.


  1. VINCENT DE PAUL Food Bags will be distributed this weekend, 9-10 February 2019, for return on the weekend of 16-17 February. Thank you for your continued support.


HOSPITALITY SUNDAY The next Hospitality Sunday will take place on Sunday, 24 February 2019, after the 9:00 & 11:00 a.m. Masses.  Please join us for fellowship and refreshments.


PARENT MEETING REGARDING SACRAMENTS OF FIRST RECONCILIATION &  FIRST COMMUNION All parents of grade two students who wish that their children celebrate the Sacraments of First Holy Communion and First Reconciliation here at St. Joseph’s are invited to attend a Parent Information Meeting on Tuesday, 26 February 2019, at 7:00 p.m. in St. Joseph’s parish hall.  Since this is the first planning meeting for the celebration of these Sacraments, it is particularly important that the parents of all children attend.  The Enrollment Ceremony will take place on 6-7 April 2019.


ASH WEDNESDAY MASSES Ashes will be distributed at the 9:00 a.m. and 5:15 p.m. Masses, and at the 10:30 a.m. School Mass on Wednesday, 6 March 2019.


SOCIAL & ECOLOGICAL JUSTICE MEETING will take place on Wednesday, 6 March 2019, at 7:00 p.m., in the sacristy.


STATIONS OF THE CROSS During the weeks of Lent, the Stations of the Cross will be said on Friday evenings, following the 5:15 p.m. Mass, starting 8 March 2019.  All are warmly invited to this beautiful prayer of the Church.


LENTEN PENANCE CELEBRATION The Lenten Penance Celebration for St. Joseph’s will be held on Sunday, 31 March 2019, at 2:00 p.m.  Following a brief liturgy, all will have the opportunity to receive the Sacrament of Reconciliation.  A number of visiting clergy will be present for this celebration, and all in the parish, and indeed from outside the parish, are most welcome to attend.  


With absolution, we are reconciled to God and the Church.



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.  The next one will take place on Tuesday, 19 February 2019, from 7:30-9:00 p.m., at Francis J. Spence Pastoral Centre, 390 Palace Road, Kingston.  The topic will be “Let’s Talk: Solutions to Daily Concerns.”  For information, call 613-548-4461.  All faith denominations are welcome.


BUS TRIP FROM ST. MARY’S CATHEDRAL TO THE “LIFT JESUS HIGH RALLY” on Saturday, 2 March 2019.  The theme is “ HOPE IN THE MIDST OF SUFFERING.” Keynote speaker is Fr. Mark Goring, CC. Bus leaves St. Mary’s Cathedral at 5:00 a.m. and will stop for pickups in Napanee, Belleville and Trenton; returning to Kingston approximately 9:00 p.m. Cost of round trip transportation (dinner not included) is $70. Tickets to the rally are available (Adults $25, Youth $15).   For information or tickets and bus seating, contact Ann Lyng at 613‑546‑5521 Ext 5 or at


ARCHDIOCESAN CELEBRATION OF THE RITE OF ELECTION & RITE OF CALLING BAPTIZED CANDIDATES TO LENTEN RENEWAL On Sunday, 10 March 2019, at St. Mary’s Cathedral, at 4:00 p.m., Archbishop O’Brien will celebrate the Rite of Election with Catechumens from the Archdiocese of Kingston.  After testimony of their sponsors, pastors and team members, the Archbishop will publicly declare the Church’s approval of these catechumens, now called “Elect,” for the Easter Sacraments.  At the same celebration, all Baptized Candidates seeking full communion with the Catholic Church will be called to Lenten renewal.  All parishioners are welcome to attend this special event ant to support our new brothers and sisters in faith.  Refreshments will be served at St. Mary’s Parish Centre.


PROVIDENCE SPIRITUALITY CENTRE is hosting Lenten Retreats.  Lenten Guided Retreat: “Jesus’ Way of Compassion,” from 8-10 March.  Cost is $165.  Registration deadline is 22 February 2019.  Lenten Day of Reflection: “Listening to Your Lenten Landscape,” on Monday, 18 March 2019, from 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.  Cost is $25.00.  Registration deadline is 4 March 2019.  Register by calling 613-542-8826.


TOTUS TUUS CATHOLIC SUMMER CAMP Registration is open for youth in the Archdiocese of Kingston.  A faith-based week-long camp that includes faith activities, skits, sports, crafts, music and outdoor fun.  Visit for information and to register.  Financial contributions to sponsor children are welcome.  Call Nadia at 613-484-2446 for information.


CANADIAN CONFERENCE OF CATHOLIC BISHOPS “He Thirsts For You, 2019 National Conference on Evangelization & Catechesis,” 4-6 April 2019, at Hilton Garden Inn, Ottawa Airport.  Full conference fee from $250; one-day rates available. Online registration at                       

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