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Seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time
19 February 2017

“Be holy, for I, the Lord your God, am holy.”


We are called to be holy, just as God is holy. We are to love one another, not just those who are close to us but those from afar and those we might even consider to be enemies.

Today’s Readings

First Reading: Leviticus 19:1-2, 17-18

We are to be holy as God is holy.

Second Reading: 1 Corinthians 3:16-23

The Spirit of God lives among us, for we are God’s temple.

Gospel: Matthew 5:38-48

We are to be perfect just as our heavenly Father is perfect.


Monday, 20 February
9:00 a.m. Anne McConnell-Strong – Mary & Bill White
5:15 p.m. Ernest Joa
Tuesday, 21 February
9:00 a.m. Anita Addatu – Lorna Asuncion
5:15 p.m. Mavis Bracken (1st Anniversary) – Tony Bracken
Wednesday, 22 February
9:00 a.m. Rose Koen – Karen Ingoldsby
10:30 a.m. Extendicare – Elisio Ponte & Extended Family Members – Lidia Ponte
5:15 p.m. June Sears – The Family
Thursday, 23 February
9:00 a.m. Antonio Agostinelli – Josephine Saccon
5:15 p.m. Joe Melo – Gunhouse Family
Friday, 24 February
9:00 a.m. Florencio Estrada – Lorna Asuncion
5:15 p.m. Living & Deceased Members of the Fenlon Family – Marian Meagher
Saturday, 25 February
9:00 a.m. Intentions of Colleen Krasna – The Family
5:15 p.m. James Murphy – The Family
Sunday, 26 February
9:00 a.m. Rose Koen – MaryAnne & Brian Mayfield
11:00 a.m. People of the Parish

NEXT WEEK – 25-26 February 2017

Eucharistic Ministers

25 Feb.
5:15 p.m.
T. Couto
H. Couto
T. Murphy
J. Lachance
F. Carter
A. Kelly
R. Lachance
J. Garrah

26 Feb.
9:00 a.m.
J. Watts
P. McCue
M-A. Wojcik
N. McCue
D. Dennee
R. Emmons
S. Eves
T. McCue

26 Feb.
11:00 a.m.
A. Gerretsen
K. Burbank
Deacon Wojcik
J. Gerretsen
P. Tetro
F. Asuncion
J. Ferreira
L. Garrett

25 Feb.
5:15 p.m.
26 Feb.
9:00 a.m.
26 Feb.
11:00 a.m.
Altar Servers
S. Sedore
O. Gowsell
I. Simoes
F. Jingsen Cao
C. Watts
R. Watts
I. Watts
D. Fernandes
T. Fernandes
M. Brooks

Junior Liturgy
N. Riley
K. Turkington
P. Krasna
A. Lorbetskie

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; Mario Lebrun.

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, Parker Simpson; Maria Ligtenberg.

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. JOSEPH’S PARISH – 2016 Finance Committee Member, Eric Bennett, will present the “Financial Report for St. Joseph’s – 2016,” this weekend, 18-19 February 2017. You will find a copy of the 2016 Financial Report in the bulletin. If you would like a printed copy of the “Financial Report for St. Joseph’s – 2016,” 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.

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.

YOUTH GROUP The St. Joseph’s Parish Youth Group’s next get-together will take place on Friday, 24 February 2017, from 6:30-8:30 p.m., in the parish hall. This meeting will include the first practice of the Stations of the Cross pageant; so students desiring to be involved in the Stations presentation are strongly encouraged to attend. All students are welcome. For further information, contact Alison Bogle at or Angela Lorbetskie at 613-547-8116.

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.


HOLY CROSS CATHOLIC SECONDARY SCHOOL Semester one Report Cards were distributed on Friday, 10 February 2017. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Student Services at 613-389-1919 x 3405.

ALPHA is coming to St. Paul the Apostle, starting on 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.

CURSILLISTAS You are invited to an ULTREYA on Sunday, 26 February 2017, at St. John the Apostle Church Hall, 88 Patrick Street, at 2:00 p.m., and consist of a witness talk, response, small groups, music, prayer and refreshments. All Cursillistas are invited to come out to renew old friendships and meet fellow Cursillistas. For information, contact Mike & Diane Foley at 613-546-6224,,

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.

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, 28 February 2017, at the Francis J. Spence Pastoral Centre, 390 Palace Road, and the topic will be “Co-Dependency: Breaking the Cycle,” with presenter, Fr. Mac Burke.

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.

ARCHDIOCESAN CELEBRATION OF THE RITE OF ELECTION & RITE OF CALLING BAPTIZED CANDIDATES TO LENTEN RENEWAL On Sunday, 5 March 2017, at 4:00 p.m., at St. Mary’s Cathedral, Archbishop O’Brien will celebrate the Rite of Election with Catechumens from the Archdiocese of Kingston. 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 afterwards at St. Mary’s Parish Centre.