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Second Sunday in Ordinary Time

17 January 2016

 

For the Lord takes delight in you, and your land will have its wedding.

 

Introduction

 

In this church today we come together as a group of very different people, with a variety of opinions, experiences and gifts. We unite in the name of Jesus, and in the power of his Spirit. Here we can glimpse again something of the glory of God with us.

 

Todays Readings

 

First Reading: Isaiah 62:1-5

 

Isaiah speaks of the extraordinary joy that the Lord takes in his erring, exiled and failing people. It is a divine joy expressed in the language of love, marriage and intimacy.

 

Second Reading: 1 Corinthians 12:4-11

 

St. Paul reminds us that in all of our differences, and through all of our different ways of expressing the Gospel, we see the work of the one Spirit, active in our midst.

 

Gospel: John 2:1-11

 

The sign worked at the wedding in Cana is named by John as Jesus’ first sign, and one that showed the glory of who he was. It is here, in the family intimacy of the wedding, and the exchange between mother and son, that the great gift of God’s presence is revealed.

 

MASSES FOR THE WEEK

Monday, 18 January

9:00 a.m. Special Intention

5:15 p.m. Deceased Members of the Murphy Family – Claire Kelly

Tuesday, 19 January

9:00 a.m. Dino Stradiotto – Jan & Ed Vincent

5:15 p.m. June Sears – The Family

Wednesday, 20 January

9:00 a.m.        Socorro Linsangan – Joe & Lolita Quintana

10:30 a.m.        Extendicare – Marilyne Powers – Patricia Hamilton

5:15 p.m. Special Intention – Anne Pickett

Thursday, 21 January

9:00 a.m. Special Intention – Gerry & Annetta

5:15 p.m.         Rita Monk (12th Anniversary) – Anna Monk

Friday,  22 January

9:00 a.m. Sr. Jean Higgins SP – Yeshi Redda

5:15 p.m. Pierre Sampaio & Deceased Family Members – Maria Sampaio

Saturday, 23 January

9:00 a.m.         John Rutherford – R. Sison

5:15 p.m.         Teresinha Medeiros – Antonio Medeiros

Sunday, 24 January

9:00 a.m.  Betty Riopelle – Pat McConville

11:00 a.m.        People of the Parish

NEXT WEEK – 23-24 January 2016

 

 

Masses

 

Lectors

 

Eucharistic

Ministers

 

Ushers

 

Sat.

23 Jan.

5:15 p.m.

 

J. Saunders

S. McGrath

Deacon Wojcik

 

J. Lachance

 

F. Carter

J. Garrah

A. Kelly

D. Mazzolin

 

Sun.

24 Jan.

9:00 a.m.

 

C. Catry

M. McLaughlin

 

J. Koster

F. Lovie

 

K. Mulrooney

D. Neddow

T. Raine

M. Turkington

 

Sun.

24 Jan.

11:00 a.m.

 

K. Burbank

B. McIver

 

 

T. Donoghue

L. Donoghue

 

J. Scott

S. Peck

F. Asuncion

P. Tetro

 

PRAYERS FOR THOSE WHO ARE ILL

 

Please remember in your prayers the following: Kerry Kozak; Terry Kot; Gerald Levesque; Hermina Lawlor; Donald Jackson; Carolyn Curry; Kevin Kimmett; Tony Deodato; Jean Wells; Ciara Ryckman; Eileen Garrah; June Emmons Church; Joe Verner; Donna Verner; John Light; David Tessier; Maureen McCarthy; Edward Courneya; Charles Virgin; Helene Taillon; Irene Smith; Ian MacVicar; Giordana White; Kelly Leclair; Rick Scott; Helen O’Brien; Audrey Lacey

 

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.

 

WEEK AT A GLANCE

 

 

Sat./Sun., 16-17 Jan.

 

*After all Masses – Catholic Women’s League Membership Drive

 

Mon., 18 Jan.

 

*1:00 p.m. – Legion of Mary Curia

*1:00 p.m. – Carmelites

 

Tues., 19 Jan.

 

*9:30 a.m. – Legion of Mary

*7:00 p.m. – Parent Information Meeting for First Communion

 

Wed., 20 Jan.

 

*12:30 p.m. – Afternoon Cards

*7:00 p.m. – Choir

*7:00 p.m. – Finance Committee Meeting

 

Thurs., 21 Jan.

 

*7:00 p.m. – RCIA

 


OUR PARISH

 

2015 INCOME TAX RECEIPTS are available for pick-up in the parish office until 29 January 2016, at which time they will be placed at the back of the church for pick-up after Mass.

 

MEDIA RESOURCES Would you like to grow in your understanding of the Catholic faith? We are happy to announce that we now have Catholic Lighthouse Media resources available in the St. Joseph Room. These books and audio CDs, by some of the most well known and engaging Catholic writers and speakers in the world today, cover many different topics of interest. Stop in to pick up something that interests you or that would make a good gift for someone else. If you’ve enjoyed the resource, be sure to share it with others! To help cover some of the expenses, the suggested donation for books and CDs is $5.00 each, while pamphlets are free.

 

2016 ENVELOPES are available for pick-up at the back of the church. If you are currently not using envelopes but wish to do so, please contact the parish office at 613-547-5004 to request them, or complete the sign-up sheet on the table beside the envelopes. Now that the New Year has arrived, please do not use the previous years envelopes as the number may be different. Thank you.

 

PARTNERS IN MISSION FOOD BANK Food Bags will be collected this weekend, 16-17 January. Thank you for your continued support.

 

FIRST RECONCILIATION AND FIRST COMMUNION All parents of grade two students who wish that their children celebrate the Sacrament of First Holy Communion and First Reconciliation here at St. Joseph’s are invited to attend a Parent Information Meeting on Tuesday, 19 January 2016, 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 30-31 January 2016.

 

CATHOLIC WOMENS LEAGUE MEMBERSHIP DRIVE One Heart, One Voice, One Mission. 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 here at St. Joseph’s this weekend, 16-17 January 2016. Catholic Women’s League members will be at the church entrances at all Masses to receive your membership fees of $20.00 for 2016. Every woman of St. Joseph’s Parish, sixteen years of age and older, is invited to be a member of the League. Transfers also accepted.

 

SPIRITUAL INQUIRY The next “Spiritual Inquiry” gathering of the new year will be held on Wednesday, 27 January 2016, from 7:00-8:30 p.m., in St. Joseph’s Parish Hall. Those in attendance will be able to pose questions regarding religion, faith or spirituality, share responses to the questions/comments raised by others or simply listen. Previous gatherings the past few years have been insightful, inspiring and quite satisfying. Join us in this unstructured and informal evening of casual reflection. Tea and decaf coffee will be offered.

 

  1. JOSEPHS YOUTH Are you a young person who has made your First Communion and is looking for a way to get involved at Mass? Consider becoming an altar server! It is a great way to serve the community, meet new people, and even stay focused in church. And the best part is, no public speaking is required! If you are interested, please come out to an information/training session on Saturday, 30 January 2016, from 10:30 a.m. until noon. Existing servers are also invited to come for a refresher, and to help train the new recruits.

 

HOSPITALITY SUNDAY The next Hospitality Sunday will take place on Sunday, 31 January 2016, 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.

 

  1. BLAISE – BLESSING OF THE THROATS will take place on Wednesday, 3 February 2016, at the 9:00 a.m. and the 5:15 p.m. Masses.

 

MINISTRY TO THE SICK & HOMEBOUND If you are unable to attend Mass, and wish to receive the Sacrament of the Eucharist, please call the parish office at 613-547-5004, to ask for a volunteer to bring you communion on First Friday.

 

OUR COMMUNITY

 

SANTO NIÑO devotees of Kingston invite you to the 11th Annual Santo Niño Fiesta Mass celebration on 16 January 2016, at 2:00 p.m., at St. Paul the Apostle Parish. Please bring your Santo Niño and children for blessings. All are invited to join us for a reception following the Mass. Food will be served by the devotees.

 

SEPARATED AND/OR DIVORCED You are welcome to attend the New Life Support Group on alternate Tuesday evenings at 390 Palace Road, Kingston. The next meeting will take place on Tuesday, 19 January 2016. The topic will be “Surviving Life Transitions: bridges to the New,” a guided discussion and DVD. For further information, contact the Family Ministry at family@romancatholic.kingston.on.ca or at 613-548-4461.

 

DEVELOPMENT AND PEACE Make ShareLent a part of our journey in this Year of Mercy. Join us Saturday, 23 January 2016, at St. Joseph’s Parish, Kingston, from 10:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m. for our annual ShareLent Workshop. You will experience a virtual pilgrimage to visit the people whom Development and Peace is helping around the world in this Year of Mercy. We hope it will inspire you to help make ShareLent a success in your parish! For more information, contact Susan Kennedy at 613-549-2621 or at susan.kennedy1915@gmail.com.

 

BEREAVED FAMILIES OF ONTARIO will host the following at Tompkins Funeral Home Township Chapel: Family Night on 19 January, at 6:30 p.m.; Suicide Support Group on 26 January, at 6:30 p.m.; and “Mourning Coffee” on 26 January, at 10:00 a.m. Please park in the left-side lot, and use the right-side main entrance. For additional information, please call 613-634-1230 or visit www.bfo-kingston.ca. All programs are free of charge.

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