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Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time

17 February 2019


“Rejoice when that day comes and dance for joy.”




We are all searching for happiness.  Jesus calls us to work with him to build a world of peace and happiness for all.  Today, we ask for the spirit of discernment to help us to recognize the choices we have to make, if we are to be the people God wants us to be.


Todays Readings


First Reading: Jeremiah 17:5-8


There are two types of people: those who put their trust in human beings; and the others who trust in God.


Second Reading: 1 Corinthians 15:12, 16-20


If Christ has not been raised from the dead, you are still in your sins.


Gospel: Luke 6;17, 20-26


Blessings on those who have to depend on God; woe to those who rely on worldly things.



Monday, 18 February

9:00 a.m.  Teodorico deMatos & Family – Natalia & Family

5:15 p.m.  Giovanni Circelli – The Family

Tuesday, 19 February

9:00 a.m.    Sandra & Antonio Del Prete – Gennaro, Alberto & Family

5:15 p.m.  Ralph McKeown – Pat McConville & Mike Jordan

Wednesday, 20 February

9:00 a.m.    Carmelita Gaviola Orellano – Amado & Marietta Marcial

10:30 a.m. Extendicare – Teresa Smith – Lucy Myers & Francis Murphy

5:15 p.m.  Louise & Paul Ryan – Jim & Susan Murray

Thursday, 21 February

9:00 a.m. Intentions of Helen & Roger Taillon – Paulette                              MacLean

5:15 p.m. June Sears – The Family

Friday,  22 February

9:00 a.m. Iria Casquilho – The Family

5:15  p.m.  Joe Melo – Helena Sousa

Saturday, 23 February

9:00 a.m. Ernesto Marcial – Amado & Marietta Marcial

5:15 p.m. Ann Vermette – John & Bella Millan

Sunday, 24 February

9:00 a.m.  Stefano Mastrogiacomo – Nuvoloni Family

11:00 a.m.     People of the Parish

NEXT WEEK 23-24  February 2019






Eucharistic Ministers





23 Feb.

5:15 p.m.


M. Peck

C. Pitts

Deacon Wojcik


M. Marcial


A. Kelly

F. Carter

R. Webb

I. Stewart



24 Feb.

9:00 a.m.


C. Purcell

F. Walker


F. Lovie

G. Goncalves


R. Audet

F. Cuvelier

D. Dennee

R. Emmons



24 Feb.

11:00 a.m.


K. Burbank

B. McIver


T. Donoghue


P. Tetro

D. Kurman

G. Velasco

J. Dsouza






23 Feb.

5:15 p.m.



24 Feb.

9:00 a.m.



24 Feb.

11:00 a.m.





F. Cao


I. Watts

B. Baker

H. Watt


M. Taylor

K. Soriano

M. Doctolero


Junior Liturgy





N. Dennee

M. Downey


A. Lorbetskie

A. Doctolero




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.


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.




FINANCIAL REPORT TO ST. JOSEPHS PARISH – 2018 Finance Committee Member, Eric Bennett, will present the “Financial Report for St. Joseph’s – 2018,” this weekend, 16-17 February 2019.  You will find a copy of the 2018 Financial Report in the bulletin.  If you would like a printed copy of the “Financial Report for St. Joseph’s – 2018,” please leave your name and telephone number or email on the sign-up sheets at one of the entrances, and one will be made available to you.


I wish to thank the Finance Committee for their dedication over the past year, and throughout the process of re-roofing the church.  A difficult job was made much easier with their assistance, knowledge and experience.  I also wish to thank all the parishioners of St. Joseph’s for their generous support of the parish.

Gratefully, Fr. Joe


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.


  1. VINCENT DE PAUL Food Bags will be collected this weekend, 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.


BAKE SALE St. Joseph’s Catholic Women’s League is holding their Annual Spring Bake Sale, on 2-3 March 2019, after all Masses.  Come get your goodies before Lent starts.  We will have pies, cookies, squares, loaves, scones and other delicious things.  Be sure to drop in the parish hall to see all that is available.


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.


MUSICAL AFTERNOON On Thursday, 14 March 2019, 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.


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.


TOUR THE WONDERS OF EGYPT & THE NILE An orientation evening will take place on Wednesday, 27 February 2019 for the cruise on 10-19 October 2019.  For information, contact Fr. Justin at


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 returns 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 and to support our new brothers and sisters in faith.  Refreshments will be served at St. Mary’s Parish Centre.


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.


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