Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time
5 February 2017
“Seeing your good works, they may give the praise to your Father in heaven.”
We gather once more to be enlightened by Christ who, by his resurrection from the dead, overcame all the darkness of this world. He now empowers us to be a light of hope for all our brothers and sisters.
First Reading: Isaiah 58:7-10
Kindness towards others brings light to a darkened world.
Second Reading: 1 Corinthians 2:1-5
Paul relies on the power of God rather than any show of oratory or philosophy in order to convey his knowledge of the crucified Christ.
Gospel: Matthew 5:13-16
The disciples of Jesus are to be salt and light to the earth, so that their good works may bring praise to our heavenly Father.
MASSES FOR THE WEEK
Monday, 6 February
9:00 a.m. Anne McConnell-Strong – Ongwanada Auxilliary
5:15 p.m. Sr. Nola Joyce – Sr. Julia Hamilton & Sheila Alarie
Tuesday, 7 February
9:00 a.m. Michael Leo Jewitt & Deceased Members of the Jewitt Family – The Estate
5:15 p.m. Living & Deceased Members of the Meagher Family – Marian Meagher
Wednesday, 8 February
9:00 a.m. Doris Richard – Finlay Family
10:30 a.m. Extendicare – Jerome McHenry – Charles & Frances Dupré
5:15 p.m. Mary Roy (23rd Anniversary) – Gervais Roy
Thursday, 9 February
9:00 a.m. Gerry Plunkett – Leona Cotnam & Maureen Plunkett
5:15 p.m. Forgotten Souls in Purgatory – Jones Family
Friday, 10 February
9:00 a.m. James Kenney – Mike O’Brien
5:15 p.m. Sharon Cuvelier – Mike & Diane Foley
Saturday, 11 February
9:00 a.m. Gerard & Paul Gilmartin – Pat Gilmartin
5:15 p.m. Pat Jones (7th Anniversary) – Jones Family
Sunday, 12 February
9:00 a.m. Maria Klante – Klante Family
11:00 a.m. People of the Parish
NEXT WEEK – 11-12 February 2017
Sr. L. Kearney
F. Jingsen Cao
PRAYERS FOR THOSE WHO ARE ILL
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; Todd O’Handley; Cathy Campbell; Josh Witjes; Marie McNeil; Rosemarie McUen; Gloria Bonello; June Emmons.
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.
PRAYERS FOR THE DECEASED
You are asked to remember in prayer those recently deceased, especially Charles Jefferies.
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 MISSIONS IN CANADA COLLECTION A special Diocesan collection for Catholic Missions in Canada will be taken up this weekend, 4-5 February 2017. This collection will be forwarded to the Archdiocese no later than 6 March 2017; please ensure that you have made your donation by this date.
CATHOLIC WOMEN’S LEAGUE The Executive will meet on Monday, 6 February 2017, at 7:00 p.m. in the parish hall. 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. Thank you to Bev Burns, our January speaker; her talk was vivacious, fun and very informative.
If you wish to become a member or to renew your membership, please place your $20.00 fee in an envelope and write your name, address, telephone number and “CWL” on the envelope, and drop in the collection basket by 5 February 2017.
BUILDING FUND The monthly collection of the Building Fund will take place next weekend, 11-12 February 2017. Your support continues to make a difference. Thank you.
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. All are welcome.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org, 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.
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.
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.
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 would appreciate donations; so please keep this in mind. Drop-off locations and dates will be announced at a later date. Everyone is welcome.
PILGRIMAGE TO BARCELONA, LOURDES & ROME The year 2017 marks the 50th Anniversary of the founding of Our Lady of Lourdes Parish, Kingston. As part of the celebrations for this important milestone, the Parish is hosting a Pilgrimage to Barcelona, Lourdes & Rome, from 10-20 October 2017. Seats are available, and may be reserved with a deposit of $250.00, which is fully refundable until 11 April 2017. This Pilgrimage of thanksgiving will take us to Lourdes, the very place where Our Blessed Mother appeared to St. Bernadette. Please join us, as we offer gratitude to Almighty God for the great blessings of the first fifty years of our beloved Parish. For information, please contact Anne Routhier at Maritime Travel at 613-389-8170.
SYRIAN REFUGEE UPDATE Five (government sponsored) Syrian refugee families arrived in December bringing the total to 118 displaced persons arriving in Kingston since September 2016. We continue to look for donations of household items and outdoor sports equipment, as well as eyeglasses and funding for eye exams. More volunteers are also needed to assist the families. For information on how you may assist, please contact KEYS at www.keys.ca or 613-546-5559.