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Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time

3 February 2019


“No prophet is ever accepted in his own country.”




When Jesus returned to his home town, the people were astonished at the gracious words that he spoke.  We gather today to be nourished by the life-giving words of the same Jesus and to be fed by his very self.


Todays Readings


First Reading: Jeremiah 1:4-5, 17-19


God has appointed Jeremiah to be his prophet and promises to be with him.


Second Reading: 1 Corinthians 12:31-13:13


Paul’s hymn to love; the greatest of all gifts.


Gospel: Luke 4:21-30


Approval quickly turns to hostility as Jesus preaches the good news in his home town.



Monday, 4 February

9:00 a.m.  Gregorio de la Fuente – Romy & Lily Ramos

5:15 p.m.    Shirley Kearns – Leona Cotnam

Tuesday, 5 February

9:00 a.m.  Mary Mason – Chantal Lavoie

5:15 p.m.  Juliette Hackett – Sandra Brown & Tanya Millan

Wednesday, 6 February

9:00 a.m.  Maria Estrada – Michael & Rowena Strong

10:30 a.m.   Extendicare – Hayden Bullen – Marney & Terry Whalen

5:15 p.m.  Teresa Smith – Steve & Mary Ottenhof

Thursday, 7 February

9:00 a.m. Viola Saulnier – Levi & Lucille Saulnier

5:15 p.m. Leo Millan – John & Bella Millan

Friday,  8 February

9:00 a.m. Intentions of Ann & John Overvelde – Christine Overvelde

10:30 a.m. School Mass – Marie Helene Edmée Audet – Vecchio Family

5:15  p.m.  Linda Pacheco – Joe & Grace

Saturday, 9 February

9:00 a.m. Helen Mullen – Janice & Paul Walsh

5:15 p.m. Mary Ellen Jefferies – Mary Sampica & Family

Sunday, 10 February

9:00 a.m.  Antonio Concetta D’Andrea – The Family

11:00 a.m.     People of the Parish


NEXT WEEK 9-10 February 2019






Eucharistic Ministers





9 Feb.

5:15 p.m.


Youth Mass


L. Bickerstaffe


R. Webb

D. Mazzolin

R. Lachance

I. Stewart



10 Feb.

9:00 a.m.


C. Purcell

J. Watts

Deacon Wojcik


F. Lovie


F. Cuvelier

D. Dennee

R. Emmons

S. Eves



10 Feb.

11:00 a.m.


S. Broekhoven

M. Farrell

Deacon Wojcik


C. Kavanaugh


J. Dsouza

F. Asuncion

j. Ferreira

L. Garrett






9 Feb.

5:15 p.m.



10 Feb.

9:00 a.m.



10 Feb.

11:00 a.m.





F. Cao

M. Drumm


B. Evaristo

R. Canning

H. Watt


A. Doctolero

M. Stabback

A. Krasna


Junior Liturgy





A. Baxby

J. Williams


T. Van de Ven

K. Soriano




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.


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.




CATHOLIC WOMENS LEAGUE If you wish to become a member, or to renew your membership, please write your name, address, phone number, email address (if you have one), and include the $20.00 fee, on an envelope marked CWL, and drop it into the collection basket.  Thank you,


CATHOLIC MISSIONS IN CANADA COLLECTION  A special Diocesan collection for Catholic Missions in Canada will be taken up this weekend, 2-3 February 2019.  This collection will be forwarded to the Archdiocese no later than 4 March 2019; please ensure that you have made your donation by this date.


  1. BLAISE – BLESSING OF THE THROATS will take place on Monday, 4 February 2018, at the 9:00 a.m. and 5:15 p.m. Masses.


CATHOLIC WOMENS LEAGUE will hold their Executive Meeting on Monday, 4 February 2019, at 7:00 p.m., in the parish hall.  The General Meeting will take place on Monday, 11 February 2019, at 7:00 p.m., in the parish hall.  We will have the installation of our new President, the Re-affirmation of the Executive and the Welcoming of New Members.  We ask members to please bring a contribution to our collection of toiletries for St. Vincent de Paul.  We welcome items such as bath soap or body wash, shampoo, deodorant, toothpaste, razors, shaving cream and socks.


SOCIAL & ECOLOGICAL JUSTICE MEETING will take place on Wednesday, 6 February 2019, at 7:00 p.m., in the sacristy.


  1. JOSEPHS PARISH YOUTH GROUP is currently seeking enthusiastic young people, grades 3-8, who would like to join us for Faith-Fun-and-Friendship! Our next Youth Mass is 9 February, at the 5:15 p.m. Mass. For information, contact Angela at 613-547-8116, or Alison at 613-536-5771 or at  We will hold a practice for the next youth Mass on Friday, 8 February, from 6:30-8:30, in the Parish Hall.


BUILDING FUND  The monthly collection of the Building Fund will take place next weekend, 9-10 February 2019. Thank you for your 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.


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.


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.


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, 5 February 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.


SHARE THE JOURNEY WORKSHOP on the Refugee Crisis and Catholic Social Teaching will be held at St. John Bosco Parish, 175 Windsor Drive, Brockville, on Sunday, 10 February 2019, after the 10:00 a.m. Mass.  This will take approximately one hour; light lunch provided.  Please call to register; Sr. Helen at 613-766-2376, or Tara at 613-738-9644 x 224.


PROVIDENCE SPIRITUALITY CENTRE is hosting Lenten Retreats.  Lenten Guided Retreat: “Jesus’ Way of Compassion,” from 8-10 March.  Cost is $165.  Registration deadline is 22 February 2019.  Lenten Day of Reflection: “Listening to Your Lenten Landscape,” on Monday, 18 March 2019, from 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.  Cost is $25.00.  Registration deadline is 4 March 2019.  Register by calling 613-542-8826.


CANADIAN CONFERENCE OF CATHOLIC BISHOPS “He Thirsts For You, 2019 National Conference on Evangelization & Catechesis,” 4-6 April 2019, at Hilton Garden Inn, Ottawa Airport.  Full conference fee from $250, one-day rates available. Online registration at


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.


STUBENVILLE TORONTO CONFERENCE Calling teens in grades 8-12!!  Join over 1500 youth from across Ontario in attending an amazing high school youth conference, 12-14 July 2019.  For information, contact Nadia at  An info package and registration are available on the Archdiocese of Kingston website under Youth tab.

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