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Seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time

24 February 2019


“Love your enemies and do good.”




In the world, we fear and hate our enemies.  In the kingdom of heaven, we are taught to love enemies and to learn the meaning of mercy.


Todays Readings


First Reading: 1 Samuel 26:2, 7-9, 12-13, 22-23


David shows mercy to Saul and so proves his uprightness of spirit.


Second Reading: 1 Corinthians 15:45-49


Paul explains how we earthly creatures can become heavenly through Christ Jesus.


Gospel: Luke 6:27-38


Jesus shows us how love is a power, not a weakness.




Monday, 25 February

9:00 a.m.  George Teves – Parents

5:15 p.m.  Richard Pinard – Tetro Family

Tuesday, 26 February

9:00 a.m.    Special Intentions

5:15 p.m.  Franz Heer – Jim & Susan Murray

Wednesday, 27 February

9:00 a.m.    John Cammalleri – Carol Keeler & Lindsay Cammalleri

10:30 a.m. Extendicare – Teresa Smith – Marianne & Alan Murphy

5:15 p.m.  Mary Roy (25th Anniversary) – Gervais Roy

Thursday, 28 February

9:00 a.m. Paul Ryan – Kathy & Mike Turkington

5:15 p.m. Elisio Ponte & Extended Family Members – Lidia Ponte

Friday,  1 March

9:00 a.m. Helen Patricia McIntyre – Matilda Sarzotti

10:00 a.m. Kingsdale Château – Luigi Quilici – Maria Ribeiro

5:15  p.m.  Martin Vieja – Mardi & Medeline Vieja

Saturday, 2 March

9:00 a.m. Stanley & Jane Komarnisky – John & Susanne Yaworski

5:15 p.m. Walter Brennan – Katherine Quinlan

Sunday, 3 March

9:00 a.m.  Joan, Ruth & Leo Cook – Bill Cook

11:00 a.m.     People of the Parish


NEXT WEEK 2-3 March 2019






Eucharistic Ministers





2 Mar.

5:15 p.m.


P. Scott

R. Webb

Deacon Wojcik


E. Denham


P. Greenwood

P. Scott

A. Kelly

R. Lachance



3 Mar.

9:00 a.m.


D. Tudin

M. Tudin

Deacon Wojcik


B. Earle


S. Eves

T. McCue

D. Neddow

T. Raine



3 Mar.

11:00 a.m.


J. Koster

K. Soriano

Deacon Wojcik


M-A. Wojcik


P. Greenwood

B. Krasna

J. McLaren

M. Strong






2 Mar.

5:15 p.m.



3 Mar.

9:00 a.m.



3 Mar.

11:00 a.m.





M. Drumm

S. Drumm


E. Foley

C. Udovc

A. Watt


A. Krasna

M. Stabback

C. Davidson


Junior Liturgy





T. Nguyen

O. Rondeau


K. Canning

A. Fraser




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; Trudy Potvin; Julie Benn.


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.




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.


FIRST FRIDAY DEVOTION On Friday, 1 March 2019, adoration of the Blessed Sacrament will commence after the 9:00 a.m. Mass and continue until 5:00 p.m.  You are encouraged to spend an hour with the Lord.


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.




ARCHDIOCESAN CHOIR If you are 16 years or older, share your voice to build a great Archdiocesan Choir.  Rehearsals will begin Sunday, 10 March, for Archdiocesan liturgies throughout the year.  For information, contact Jeffrey Moellman, Director of Music and Organist at St. Mary’s Cathedral, at 613-985-2224, or


BEREAVEMENT GROUP for individuals grieving the death of a loved one from dementia, weekly on Mondays from 25 February-22 April, from 5:00-7:30 p.m., at the Alzheimer Society Office, 400 Elliott Avenue, Unit #4.  For information, call Jan White at 613-544-3078 x 202.  Please register in advance for this seven-week group.


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.”  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


SEPARATED AND/OR DIVORCED Are you, or someone you know, experiencing the trauma of a Separation and/or Divorce?  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, 4 March 2019, from 7:30-9:00 p.m., at Francis J. Spence Pastoral Centre, 390 Palace Road, Kingston.  For information, call 613-548-4461.  All faith denominations are welcome.


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.


NO GREATER LOVE – A BIBLICAL WALK THROUGH CHRISTS PASSION A new series filmed in the Holy Land; walk step-by-step with Jesus, at St. Mary’s Cathedral Parish Centre, 260 Brock Street, on Mondays, 11 March-15 April, from 2:00-3:00 p.m., or Wednesdays, 13 March-17 April, from 7:00-8:30 p.m.  No registration fee!  Call, Ann at 613-546-5521 x 5, or to register.


IRISH DINNER will be held at Our Lady of Lourdes Parish, 490 Days Road, on 16 March 2019, in the parish hall, from 6:30-9:30 p.m.  It will be accompanied by music from Marys Merry Minstrels.  For information, contact Keith Marchildon at 613-389-2681.


ANNUAL MANRESA WEEKEND RETREAT FOR MEN will take place 15-17 March 2019, at Manresa Jesuit Renewal Centre, Pickering.  Contact Mike at 647-296-2499 or the office at 905-839-2864 to register.


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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