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Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time
12 February 2017

“But I say this to you.”


To live a good life is well within our grasp, says the Lord, but in a wicked world virtue needs deep roots.

Today’s Readings

First Reading: Ecclesiasticus 15:15-20

Goodness is possible for everyone. No one has permission to sin.

Second Reading: 1 Corinthians 2:6-10

True wisdom of life is found in Christ Jesus.

Gospel: Matthew 5:17-37

Goodness is never skin-deep. Virtue is not cheap.


Monday, 13 February
9:00 a.m. Thanksgiving – Yeshi Redda
5:15 p.m. Mamerto & Felicidad Asuncion – Lorna Asuncion
Tuesday, 14 February
9:00 a.m. Deceased Members of the Castro Family – Roger & Lorna Castro
5:15 p.m. Loretta Sheridan – Bill Sheridan
Wednesday, 15 February
9:00 a.m. Adele Saccon – Joe Saccon
10:30 a.m. Extendicare – Rita Hilton – Ed Lanigan
5:15 p.m. Giovanni Circelli – The Family
Thursday, 16 February
9:00 a.m. George Teves – Parents
5:15 p.m. Frank Murphy – Monee McKeown
Friday, 17 February
9:00 a.m. Jose Bonito (1st Anniversary) – Sister
10:30 a.m. School Mass – Terry Neville – Patricia Hamilton
5:15 p.m. Luisa Praticante – Maria & Max
Saturday, 18 February
9:00 a.m. Yvon Taillon – Taillon Family
5:15 p.m. Gus Fraser – Arlene & Family
Sunday, 19 February
9:00 a.m. Peter Music – Elena Music & Family
11:00 a.m. People of the Parish
NEXT WEEK – 18-19 February 2017

Eucharistic Ministers

18 Feb..
5:15 p.m.
M. Peck
R. Borges
M. Marcial
P. Rosales
D. Mazzolin
I. Stewart
P. Scott
S. Peck

19 Feb.
9:00 a.m.
S. Balemba
F. Walker
G. Goncalves
D. Balemba
S. Eves
T. McCue
M. Turkington
D. Neddow

19 Feb.
11:00 a.m.
B. McIver
J. Fraser
K. Colwell
M. Foley
B. Krasna
J. McLaren
J. Scott
M. Strong

18 Feb.
5:15 p.m.
19 Feb.
9:00 a.m.
19 Feb.
11:00 a.m.
Altar Servers
E. Drumm
M. Drumm
A. Cantarutti
C. Cantarutti
T. Francis
B. Evaristo
M. Sutton
K. Rances
K. Rances
K. Rances
M. Roque

Junior Liturgy
S. Hardwick
T. Nguyen
A. Fraser
G. Goncalves

Please remember in your prayers the following: Willie Wylemans; Terry Kot; Kerry Kozak; Taylor Emond; Taryn Emond; Hermina Lawlor; Teresa Tenuta; Marcus Hacault; Katherine Yager; Barbara Giff; Bertram Mapp; Alden Mapp; Sue Hunter; Lee Plumpton; Joan Wray; Helen Taillon; Peter Solis; Yvonne Vickers; Margaret Pilcher; Kathy Veley; Tony Deodato; Ciara Ryckman; Jean Wells; Cathy Campbell; Josh Witjes; Marie McNeil; Gloria Bonello; June Emmons; Pauline Ducharme.

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 Rosamarie McUen, Susan Lamorre.

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.


ST. JOSEPH’S VISITOR PROGRAMME A number of parishioners of St. Joseph’s may find it increasingly difficult to get out much, particularly in these winter months. Even getting to church may be a challenge, and yet you would like to keep contact with your parish. You may be living in your own home, a seniors’ residence or a nursing home.

If you, or someone whom you know, would appreciate having someone visit on behalf of the parish, please phone the parish office at 613-547-5004, and make arrangements for a visit. We look forward to hearing from you.

CATHOLIC WOMEN’S LEAGUE. The General Meeting will take place on Monday, 13 February 2017, at 7:00 p.m., in the parish hall. The Reaffirmation Ceremony of the Council Executive will take place. We will also be collecting toiletries from members to be given to St. Vincent de Paul, to help those in need: toothpaste, toothbrushes, shampoo, conditioner, non-alcoholic mouthwash, nail care items, hair brushes, moisturizing lotion, lip balm, chapstick, dental floss, etc., as we have in past years. Any items will be most appreciated.

BUILDING FUND The monthly collection of the Building Fund will take place this weekend, 11-12 February 2017. Your support continues to make a difference. Thank you.

ST. VINCENT DE PAUL Food Bags will be distributed this weekend, 11-12 February 2017, for return on the weekend of 18-19 February. Thank you for your continued support.

HOSPITALITY SUNDAY will take place on Sunday, 26 February 2017, after the 9:00 and 11:00 a.m. Masses. If you are willing to bring squares, cookies or loaves for this event, please sign up on the sheets provided at the church entrances.


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 meeting will take place on Tuesday, 14 February 2017, at the Francis J. Spence Pastoral Centre, 390 Palace Road, and the topic will be “Self Love,” with presenter, Beverly Burns.

REGIOPOLIS-NOTRE DAME CATHOLIC HIGH SCHOOL will host a Grade 8 Information Night on Thursday, 16 February 2017. General Information Session is from 6:00-7:00 p.m., with the International Baccalaureate Programme Information Session from 7:00-7:30 p.m., in the Cafetorium, 130 Russell Street. There will be an open house from 7:00-8:00 p.m. For information, call 613-545-1907.

ALPHA is coming to St. Paul the Apostle starting 21 February 2017. Alpha is a series of interactive sessions exploring the basics of the Christian faith. It is for everyone, including those wanting to re-investigate Christianity or consider it for the first time. There is no pressure, no follow-up and no charge. Sessions run Tuesday evenings at 1111 Taylor-Kidd Blvd., in the main hall, south side ramp entrance. For information and registration, contact Lyne Tuepah at or 613-389-2174. Join us and bring a friend.
WORLD YOUTH DAY PRESENTATION – COME JOIN US! On Thursday, 23 February 2017, there will be a World Youth Day presentation at St. Paul the Apostle Parish in the church hall, Taylor-Kidd Boulevard, Kingston, from 7:00-8:00 p.m. All are welcome! Some of the pilgrims who attended World Youth Day in Poland would like to share photos, videos and stories of their incredible experience. We appreciated all the prayers and financial support parishioners from across the Archdiocese offered over the last three years as we journeyed towards WYD. This is a small way for us to say thank you. Refreshments will be served.

HOLY LAND PILGRIMAGE Have you ever wanted to go to the Holy Land? Join us on 8-17 November 2017. Father Charles Enyinnia will be leading a group of pilgrims to many of the sites in the Holy Land. Come to a Presentation and Information Session on Thursday, 23 February 2017, at 7:00 p.m., in St. Francis of Assisi Rectory Hall, Frankford. Cost is $3027.42 per person, double occupancy; full payment by 8 September. If you are unable to attend the presentation, call the parish office, at 613-398-6745, for the itinerary and brochure.

HOLY LAND PILGRIMAGE Have you ever longed to visit the Holy Land during your lifetime, to follow in the footsteps of Our Blessed Lord, to pray, kneel and kiss the soil where his sacred feet trod? Do you desire to make atonement for your past sins? Or simply to give thanks to God for all the blessings He’s given you? Well, all these and more are good reasons to make a pilgrimage to the Holy Land, and Fr. Justin is leading this 15-24 November 2017. For information, email Fr. Justin at, or attend the orientation meeting on Tuesday, 28 February 2017, at 7:00 p.m., at St. Francis Xavier Parish, Brockville. Cost is $3290 CDN per person, based on double occupancy. Fr. Justin personally designed the pilgrimage, and hopes you will prayerfully consider joining a once in a lifetime spiritual journey.

ANNUAL LENTEN FISHFRY Friday, 3 March 2017, 4:30-6:30 p.m., 7288 Old Hwy #2, Marysville. Sponsored by Read, Marysville & Deseronto Knights of Columbus, proceeds will to go Steubenville Toronto 2017 Youth Event and Marlow Ploughman SickKids Fundraising Initiative. Adults: $15.00; Children 12 & under: $7.00; Under 6: Free. Family Price (Max) $45.00.

LIFT JESUS HIGHER RALLY Be inspired, encouraged and healed. Come celebrate your faith at the largest Catholic rally in Canada on Saturday, 4 March 2017, from 9:00 a.m.-5:30 p.m., at the Toronto Convention Centre. Adult rally: $25.00; Youth rally: $15.00 (ages 13-18). Travel in comfort on our Deluxe Bus: $40.00 per person. Contact Miriam at 905-979-1189,, or Ann at 613-546-5521 ext. 5,

THE BIG SHOEBANG is a fundraising event that shoe divas will not want to miss. All proceeds will be going to United Syrian Family Support (Belleville) Sponsorship Group. St. Joseph’s Parish, Belleville is sponsoring a family through this group. It will be held in the parish centre, 399 Victoria Avenue, Belleville, on Sunday, 5 March 2017, from 1:30-4:00 p.m. New and almost-new ladies shoes and boots, in every colour of the rainbow, in sizes 5-10+ will be organized by size for easy access. Admission is $5.00, and every pair of boots or shoes will be priced at $5.00 We appreciate donations; so please keep this in mind. Drop-off locations and dates will be announced at a later date.