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Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time

11 February 2018


Of course I want to!  Be cured!




It is one thing to bring healing to someone who is ill.  It is even more to change places with the sufferer.  In Jesus, we have God’s complete act of solidarity with humanity.  In the Eucharist, we celebrate this solidarity.


Todays Readings


First Reading: Leviticus 13:1-2, 44-46


Laws are imposed on Israel regarding leprosy.  We can understand the fear in a community when a skin complaint which looks like decomposition is found in the camp: dire measures were enforced.


Second Reading: 1 Corinthians 10:31-11:1


Paul insists that whatever is done should be done in the name of the Lord, and that nothing offensive should be done to anyone.


Gospel: Mark 1:40-45


Jesus does the unthinkable.  He not only cures a leper, he touches him, thereby incurring the life of a leper: exclusion and isolation from people.




Monday, 12 February

9:00 a.m.  Intentions of Marietta Marcial – Yeshi Redda

5:15 p.m.  Concetta & Antonio D’Andrea – Circelli Family

Tuesday, 13 February

9:00 a.m.     George Teves – Parents

5:15 p.m.     Joyce O’Connor – Joe & Patricia O’Connor

Wednesday, 14 February

9:00 a.m.     Nicholas Mangione – Katherine Quinlan

10:30 a.m.  School Mass – Doreen & Jay Kenny – Margaret Jewitt & Family

10:30 a.m. Extendicare – Ray Boudreau – Mabuhay Philipino Canadian Association of Kingson

5:15 p.m.  Deceased Members of the Castro Family – Roger & Lorna Castro

Thursday, 15 February

9:00 a.m. Msgr. Donald Clement – Gerry & Annetta Pattenden

5:15 p.m.     Deceased Members of the Fabbro Family – Luigi & Giulia

Friday,  16 February

9:00 a.m.    Intentions of Donor

5:15 p.m.     Margaret McNeil & Anita Eden – Harry & Sandra Murphy

Saturday, 17 February

9:00 a.m. Giovanni Circelli – The Family

5:15 p.m. Victims of Human Trafficking & those in peril – Rose McCluskey-Watson

Sunday, 18 February

9:00 a.m.   Eileen Garrah – Tanya Millan

11:00 a.m.     People of the Parish

NEXT WEEK 17-18 February 2018






Eucharistic Ministers





17 Feb.

5:15 p.m.



Sr. L. Kearney

S. Ottenhof

Deacon Wojcik


M. Musiol


P. Scott

D. Mazzolin

A. Kelly

I. Stewart



18 Feb.

9:00 a.m.


J. Watts



N. Haunts

F. Lovie


D. Dennee

R. Emmons

S. Eves

T. McCue



18 Feb.

11:00 a.m.


K. Soriano

K. Burbank


L. Carfa

R. Kwak


F. Asuncion

J. Ferreira

L. Garrett

P. Greenwood






17 February

5:15 p.m.



18 February

9:00 a.m.



18 February

11:00 a.m.





O. Gowsell

A. Lett


B. Evaristo

R. Gumboc


K. Soriano

M. Doctolero

M. Farrell








N. Dennee

S. Skebo


D. Deptuck

A. Doctolero

A. Scott



Please remember in your prayers the following:  Helen Taillon; Yvonne Vickers; Kathy Veley; Tony Deodato; Ciara Ryckman; Jean Wells; Danny Denham; Brigit Knott; Kim Emond; Freeman Shupe; Kathleen Forsyth; Evangeline Talens; Jim McCarthy; George Wojcik; Candy Powell; Noah Bailey; Donna Casford; Keith Froats; Pauline Medora; Ron Teppett; Marcus Hacault; Sheila Alarie; Millie Lane; Marie McNeil; Lauren Redwood; Judy Dowling; Harriet Hill; Jessica Gaulin; Luigi Nuvoloni; James Parsons.



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.




BLESSING BAGS St. Joseph’s Parish Youth Group will be assembling ‘Blessing Bags’ for local shelters/food banks to share with their clients.  We are requesting donations of toiletries such as: deodorant, toothpaste, toothbrushes, soap, shampoo, hand lotion, chapstick, razors, etc.  Items may be dropped off before all Masses on the weekend of 17-18 February, and up to Thursday, 22 February.  Youth members will assemble bags at the next meeting on 23 February.  Boxes for your donations will be at the church entrances.  Questions may be directed to Alison Bogle at


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.  All are warmly welcomed to this beautiful prayer for the Church.


CATHOLIC WOMENS LEAGUE The General Meeting will take place on Monday, 12 February 2018, at 7:00 p.m.  This will include the Installation of the new Executive and the welcoming of our new members.  We will also be collecting socks and toiletries for St. Vincent de Paul: toothpaste & toothbrushes; shampoo & conditioner; non-alcoholic mouthwash; nail care items; hairbrushes; moisturizing lotion; lip balm; dental floss, etc.


BUILDING FUND  The monthly collection of the Building Fund will take place this weekend, 10-11 February 2018.  Your support continues to make a difference, especially this year as we proceed to put a new roof on the church.  Thank you.


  1. VINCENT DE PAUL Food Bags will be distributed this weekend, 10-11 February 2018, for return on the weekend of 17-18 February. Thank you for your continued support.


ASH WEDNESDAY MASSES Ashes will be distributed at the 9:00 a.m. and the 5:15 p.m. Masses, and at the 10:30 a.m. School Mass on Wednesday, 14 February 2018.


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, 20 February 2018, 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 7-8 April 2018.


  1. JOSEPHS PARISH YOUTH GROUP will be holding the February get-together on Friday, 23 February 2018, from 6:30-9:30 p.m., in the parish hall. Parish youth are invited to come out to share camaraderie, assemble ‘Blessing Bags,’ and commence planning and roles for the Annual Stations of the Cross presentation. For information, contact Alison at or all Angela at 613-547-8116.


HOSPITALITY SUNDAY The next Hospitality Sunday will take place on Sunday, 25 February 2018, after the 9:00 & 11:00 a.m. Masses.  If you are able to provide snacks, please sign up at the entrances.  Please join us in the parish hall for fellowship and refreshments.


LENTEN PENANCE CELEBRATION The Lenten Penance Celebration for St. Joseph’s will be held on Sunday, 11 March 2018, 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.


MUSICAL AFTERNOON On Thursday, 8 March 2018, from 1:00-3:00 p.m., the Social Committee of the St. Joseph’s Pastoral Council will provide an afternoon of musical entertainment, featuring Chris Murphy, Jon McLurg and Brian Flynn (of Turpin’s Trail), for those who are Irish and for those who “wish they were.”  Please join us in the church for an opportunity to enjoy local musicians.  Light refreshments will be served in the parish hall.  Come and bring a friend or two!  A free-will monetary offering would be appreciated.




HOLY CROSS CATHOLIC SECONDARY SCHOOL REPORT CARDS Semester One Report Cards were distributed on Friday, 9 February 2018.  Grade 8 Parent Information evening is on Tuesday, 13 February 2018, at 6:30 p.m., in the Cafeteria.  Families with a child on an Individual Education Plan (IEP) are invited to meet with our Special Education Department Teachers at 6:00 p.m. in the Lecture Theatre, Room 151.  If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Student Services at 613-389-1919, ext. 3405.


SEPARATED AND/OR DIVORCED Are you, or is 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 meeting will take place on Tuesday, 13 February 2018, at the Francis J. Spence Pastoral Centre, 390 Palace Road.  The topic will be “Financial Planning: Transitions,” with speaker Debbie Hartzman, CFT. CDFA.


PANCAKE SUPPER The Catholic Women’s League of St. John the Apostle Church, 88 Patrick Street, is hosting a pancake supper on Shrove Tuesday, 13 February 2018, starting at 5:00 p.m., in the parish hall.  Cost is $5.00 for adults; free for children under 5 years old.  All are welcome!


GRADE 8 INFORMATION NIGHT at Regiopolis-Notre Dame Catholic High School, 130 Russell Street, will take place on Thursday, 22 February 2018.  International Baccalaureate Programme Information Session will take place 5:30-6:30 p.m. in the Upper Room, and the General Information Session will take place at 6:30 p.m., in the Cafetorium, followed by an Open House of classrooms and displays in the school until 8:30 p.m.  For information, call 613-545-1902.


AN EVENING WITH DEVELOPMENT & PEACE Pope Francis Village is our response to the aftermath of Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines.  Come and hear about the enthusiastic response of the people, giving homes to 550 families.  The screening of the film (about 25 minutes), will take place at Holy Family Church, 200 Weller Street (at Wiley), on Wednesday, 28 February 2018, at 7:00 p.m.  Luke Stocking, the Central Ontario Animator, will lead the conversation.  All are welcome.


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