Second Sunday in Ordinary Time
14 January 2018
“Come and see.”
Today’s readings are centred on God’s call and our response.
First Reading: 1 Samuel 3:3-10, 19
After being called four times by God, the boy Samuel understands who it is and responds: “Speak, Lord, your servant is listening.”
Second Reading: 1 Corinthians 6:13-15, 17-20
United with Jesus, we are one spirit with him and our bodies become temples of the Holy Spirit.
Gospel: John 1:35-42
John the Baptist points out Jesus as “the Lamb of God” and two of his followers become Jesus’ first disciples.
MASSES FOR THE WEEK
Monday, 15 January
9:00 a.m. Anna Celso Maschi – Annetta & Gerry Pattenden
5:15 p.m. Carlo Mazzolin – The Family
Tuesday, 16 January
9:00 a.m. Denise Mohr – Marietta & Amado Marcial
5:15 p.m. Michael Callaghan – Callaghan Family
Wednesday, 17 January
9:00 a.m. Fred Smith – Annetta & Gerry Pattenden
10:30 a.m. Extendicare – Elisio Ponte & Extended Family Members – Lidia Ponte
5:15 p.m. Giovanni Circelli – The Family
Thursday, 18 January
9:00 a.m. Antonio (6th Anniversary) & Sandra Del Prete – Gennaro, Alberto & Family
5:15 p.m. Yvonne Taugher – Noreen Mallen
Friday, 19 January
9:00 a.m. Charles Stanley – Shirley Kelliher
10:30 a.m. School Mass – Walter Nuvoloni – St. Paul School Council
5:15 p.m. Sr. Julia Hamilton – Sheila Alarie
Saturday, 20 January
9:00 a.m. Socorro Linsangan – Roger & Lorna Castro
5:15 p.m. Christopher Stanbury – Marie Terese O’Hagan
Sunday, 21 January
9:00 a.m. Rita Monk (14th Anniversary) – Anna Monk
11:00 a.m. People of the Parish
NEXT WEEK 20-21 January 2018
PRAYERS FOR THOSE WHO ARE ILL
Please remember in your prayers the following: Helen Taillon; Yvonne Vickers; Kathy Veley; Tony Deodato; Ciara Ryckman; Jean Wells; Danny Denham; Brigit Knott; Kim Emond; Freeman Shupe; Kathleen Forsyth; Evangeline Talens; Jim McCarthy; George Wojcik; Candy Powell; Noah Bailey; Donna Casford; Keith Froats; Pauline Medora; Ron Teppett; Marcus Hacault; Helen Santos; Sheila Alarie; Millie Lane; Marie McNeil; Lauren Redwood.
PRAYERS FOR THE DECEASED
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.
INCOME TAX RECEIPTS 2017 Income Tax Receipts are available for pick-up at the parish office. To assist us with mailing costs, please drop in to pick yours up.
CATHOLIC WOMEN’S LEAGUE The monthly General Meeting will take place on Monday, 15 January 2018, at 7:00 p.m., at which time the Election and Installation of New Officers will take place.
BUILDING FUND The monthly collection of the Building Fund will take place this weekend, 13-14 January 2018. Your support continues to make a difference. Thank you.
CATHOLIC WOMEN’S LEAGUE MEMBERSHIP DRIVE The Catholic Women’s League of Canada is a national organization rooted in Gospel values, calling its members to holiness through service to the people of God. The Annual Membership Drive will take place this weekend, 20-21 January 2018 here at St. Joseph’s. CWL members will be at the church entrances at all Masses to receive your membership renewal fees of $20.00 for 2018. New members, women from age 16 and up, are always welcome! Transfers from other churches are also accepted.
ANNUAL SHARE LENT LAUNCH will be held at St. Joseph’s Parish Hall, 392 Palace Road, Kingston, on Saturday, 20 January 2018, from noon-3:00 p.m. A light lunch will be included. For information, or to register, call Jan Sosiak, Belleville, at 613-968-9659, or Sr. Helen Russell, Kingston, at 613-766-2376.
ST. JOSEPH’S PARISH YOUTH GROUP will be holding the first get-together of 2018 on Friday, 26 January 2018, from 6:30-8:30 p.m., in the parish hall. Parish youth are invited to share fellowship, games, discussion (video and round-table discussion on a topic of interest to young people) and snacks. For information, please contact Alison at firstname.lastname@example.org or Angels at 613-547-8116.
HOSPITALITY SUNDAY The next Hospitality Sunday will take place on Sunday, 28 January 2018, after the 9:00 & 11:00 a.m. Masses. The gracious hosts will be the staff and students of St. Thomas More Catholic School. Please join us in the parish hall for fellowship and refreshments.
ST. BLAISE – BLESSING OF THE THROATS will take place on Saturday, 3 February 2018, at the 9:00 a.m. and 5:15 p.m. Masses.
SPIRITUAL INQUIRY The next session of the Spiritual Inquiry will be held on Wednesday, 7 February 2018, from 7:00-8:30 p.m., in the parish hall. As in the past, it is an excellent opportunity to discuss our Catholic faith, religious practices and spiritual belief. With no prescribed agenda, topics have been quite varied and thought-provoking in past sessions. In a relaxed, accepting environment, participants have the opportunity to express their thoughts, raise questions or simply listen to the responses of others in attendance. Coffee/tea will be offered.
PARTNERS IN MISSION FOOD BANK Food Bags will be distributed this weekend, 13-14 January 2018, for return on the weekend of 20-21 January. Thank you for your continued support.
PARENT INFORMATION MEETING FOR SACRAMENTS OF FIRST RECONCILIATION AND 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, 20 February 2018, 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 the weekend of 7-8 April 2018.
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: 16 January – Shattered Dreams: Still Healing and Hope; 30 January – Assuming Responsibility For My Future; from 7:00-9:00 p.m., at Francis J. Spence Pastoral Centre, 390 Palace Road, Kingston. For information, call 613-548-4461. All faith denominations are welcome.
13TH ANNUAL SANTO NIÑO MASS will be held at St. Paul the Apostle, 1111 Taylor Kidd Boulevard, on Saturday, 20 January 2018, at 2:00 p.m. Please bring your Santo Niño and children for blessings. Devotees will be serving food after Mass. All are invited!
VALENTINE DANCE Sponsored by St. Francis de Sales-Blessed Sacrament Parish, Smith Falls, on Saturday, 10 February 2018, from 7:00-11:00 p.m. at Hanley Hall, 30 McGill Street North, Smiths Falls. Entertainment provided by The Doherty Brothers Band. Advanced tickets only are $15/person, and are available through the parish office. Please call 613-283-0220. Light luncheon will be served; this is an LCBO-licensed event.
BAND OF CHRISTIAN BROTHERS MEN’S CONFERENCE will take place on 24 February, at Canada Christian College in Toronto. It is a one-day intensive men’s retreat, consisting of spiritual talks, Mass, Adoration, Confession, fraternity and prayer. For information and tickets email info@ServiamMinistries.com, or call 1-888-522-2070.
CURSILLO WEEKEND FOR MEN Pope Francis encourages us to encounter Jesus. The Cursillo Weekend offers a short and profound opportunity to encounter Jesus. A Men’s Cursillo weekend is scheduled for 8-11 March 2018, at Providence Spirituality Centre, Kingston. For information, contact Lionel Ryan at 613-634-9588, RyanLionel07@gmail.com, or Friar Ed Debono at email@example.com or 613-546-6900 x 204.
11TH ST. JOHN FISHER DINNER will take place on Wednesday, 14 March 2018. The St. John Fisher Visitor will be Robert Cardinal Sarah, Vatican Prefect of the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments. For tickets and information, call 613-217-2819, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
CHILAWEE TRAILS has overnight week-long camps for girls ages 9-14 in August. Located in Barry’s Bay, it offers sports, daily Mass, swimming, rosary, crafts, confessions, canoe, and drama – a week of fun, friendship and faith awaits. Registration opens in March. Consider helping campers from low-income families. Contact chilaweetrails.ca for information.