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Second Sunday in Ordinary Time

20 January 2019


“The steward tasted the water, and it had turned into wine.”




In today’s Gospel, Jesus turns water into wine, and it is not the only transformation that takes place: sadness is turned into joy, and need into abundance.  We, too, are invited to change; we, too, may be filled again with the Holy Spirit.


Todays Readings


First Reading: Isaiah 62:1-5


As a bridegroom rejoices over his bride, so the Lord delights in his holy people.


Second Reading: 1 Corinthians 12:4-11


Each person is specially and uniquely gifted.  These gifts come from God, and they are given so that all may benefit.


Gospel: John 2:1-11


The wedding at Cana in Galilee was a sign of God’s love for us.  Jesus transforms us, too, that we might experience the Spirit-filled life.



Monday, 21 January

9:00 a.m.  June Amo – Teresa Amo

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

Tuesday, 22 January

9:00 a.m.  Mary Ellen Jefferies – Mary Sampica & Family

5:15 p.m.  Harold Proctor – Katherine Quinlan

Wednesday, 23 January

9:00 a.m.  Jackie DiRocco – Gerry & Annetta Pattenden

10:30 a.m.   Extendicare – Intentions of Debbie Ruest & Family – Elizabeth Heymans

5:15 p.m.  Iria Casquilho – The Family

Thursday, 24 January

9:00 a.m. Sr. Mary Benilda – Amado & Marietta Marcial

5:15 p.m. Neil Gazeley – Ray Doyle

Friday,  25 January

9:00 a.m. George Teves – Parents

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

Saturday, 26 January

9:00 a.m. Teodorico de Matos & Parents – Natalia & Family

5:15 p.m. Margaret Radley – The Family

Sunday, 27 January

9:00 a.m.  Barry Bolton (5th Anniversary) – The Family

11:00 a.m.     People of the Parish


NEXT WEEK 26-27 January 2019






Eucharistic Ministers





26 Jan.

5:15 p.m.


S. McGrath

A. Paquin

Deacon Wojcik


P. Rosales


D. Mazzolin

F. Carter

R. Lachance

R. Webb



27 Jan.

9:00 a.m.


P. McCue

A. MacKinnon


N. McCue

B. Earle


D. Dennee

R. Emmons

S. Eves

T. McCue



27 Jan.

11:00 a.m.


R. Webb

M. Turano


L. Donoghue

M. Foley


M. Strong

P. Tetro

D. Kurman

G. Velasco






26 Jan.

5:15 p.m.



27 Jan.

9:00 a.m.



27 Jan.

11:00 a.m.





R. Canning

M. Drumm


I. Watts

A. McCaugherty

C. Udovc


A. Krasna

E. Samson

M. Taylor


Junior Liturgy





T. Nguyen

O. Rondeau


E. Okoduina

P. Krasna




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.


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.




INCOME TAX RECEIPTS 2018 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 WOMENS LEAGUE MEMBERSHIP DRIVE The Catholic Women’s League is a national organization rooted in gospel values.  Memberships may be renewed this weekend, 19-20 January 2019, at all Masses.  We welcome all new members, 16 years and older.  Cost remains at $20.00.  Add your voice and support to a national sisterhood which promotes faith, spirituality and awareness, and responds to political and social issues that affect all Canadians.  You can make a difference.


PARTNERS IN MISSION FOOD BANK Food Bags will be collected this weekend, 19-20 January.  Thank you for your continued support.


HOSPITALITY SUNDAY The next Hospitality Sunday will take place next Sunday, 27 January 2019, after the 9:00 & 11:00 a.m. Masses.  If you are able to provide snacks, please sign up at the entrances.  Please join us for fellowship and refreshments.


SPIRITUAL INQUIRY This regular, informal gathering begins the new year on Thursday, 31 January 2019, from 7:00-8:30 p.m., in the parish hall.  To kick-off that evening, the topic will be, Elevator Theology – Who is this entity called God?  Encourage your friends and neighbours to join you that evening, as we explore this topic.


SHARE THE JOURNEY: DEVELOPMENT & PEACE Welcome to the Annual Share Lent Launch which will take place on Saturday, 9 February 2019, from noon -3:00 p.m., in the parish hall.  Light lunch provided.  Tara Hurford, our new animator, will present the Lenten campaign, and how we can use it in our parishes.  Please register by 1 February, by calling Jan at 613-968-9659, or at; or Sr. Helen at 613-766-2376, or at


  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.


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


DATE CHANGE – 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.




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, 22 January 2019, from 7:30-9:00 p.m.  The topic will be, “Loneliness: Learning to Value Self,” group facilitated., at Francis J. Spence Pastoral Centre, 390 Palace Road, Kingston.  For information, call 613-548-4461.  All faith denominations are welcome.


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.


PILGRIMAGE TO POLAND Divine Mercy Centre and Prague, Wroclaw, Krzeszow, Krakow, Lagiewniki, Czestochowa, Salt Mine Wieliczka, Aakopane, Wadowice and more, 5-15 May 2019.  Cost is $3200.00 CAD (taxes & gratuities included).  Under the spiritual guidance of Fr. Joseph Machaj.  The pilgrimage is being organized by a Polish travel agency, Ivotrans, in Poland.  For information, contact Fr. Joseph at or at 613-962-1092. Deadline for registration is 31 January 2019.


PROVIDENCE CARE & PROVIDENCE MANOR are looking for volunteers for a number of activities.  Please call Danielle Preston, Coordinator of Recreation & Volunteer Services, at 613-548-7222 ext. 3160 or email


HOTEL DIEU HOSPITAL Kingston Health Sciences Centre is recruiting volunteers to spend time with patients and families in clinic and post-surgical areas, at the Information Desk in the main lobby, and in their Boutique, Café and Snack Cart.  Every interaction improves the patient and family experience.  If you can commit to a 2-3 hour shift every week, please call 613-548-2359, or visit


2019 WOMENS LENTEN RETREAT will be held 11-13 March 2019, at Manresa Jesuit Spiritual Renewal Centre, Pickering.  Retreat Director is Fr. Henk van Meijel.  Cost is $339.00, with transportation from Belleville, or $299.00 without transportation.  Retreat is organized and escorted by Fr. Don Oberwarth, Pastor of St. Francis of Assisi, Frankford.  To book, please email, or call 613-929-8390.


CURSILLO WEEKEND FOR MEN Pope Francis encourages us to encounter Jesus.  The Cursillo Weekend offers a short and profound opportunity to encounter Jesus, on 28-31 March 2019, at Providence Spirituality Centre.  For information, contact Lionel Ryan at 613-634-9588, or, or Mike Foley at 613-546-6224, or, or Fr. Shawn Hughes at, or at 613-546-5521 ext. 4.

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