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Third Sunday in Ordinary Time

24 January 2016


…so that (you) may learn how well founded the teaching is that you have received.




Today’s Gospel comes from St. Luke who, after an introduction, records the initial teaching of Jesus.


Todays Readings


First Reading: Nehemiah 8:2-6, 8-10


Ezra the priest reads and explains the Law to the people, assuring them that “the joy of the Lord is your stronghold.”


Second Reading: 1 Corinthians 12:12-30


Just as the body is one, though it has many members, so too is Christ. Each member has need of the others with their particular gifts.


Gospel: Luke 1:1-4, 4:14-21


Luke introduces his Gospel and then records Jesus’ initial teaching at Nazareth, a summary of his entire ministry.



Monday, 25 January

9:00 a.m.     Pat Jones – Chris Jones & Family

5:15 p.m.     Beryl Coreau – Pauline Jorgensen

Tuesday, 26 January

9:00 a.m.     Intentions of Ginny Arseneault – Bev & Tim

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

Wednesday, 27 January

9:00 a.m.    Gordon Sprout – Marriage Tribunal

10:30 a.m.     Extendicare – Elisio Ponte & Extended Family Members – Lidia Ponte

5:15 p.m.      Frank Murphy – Rita Foley

Thursday, 28 January

9:00 a.m.     Intentions of Mrs. Hatt & Family – Deb Brennan

5:15 p.m.     Deceased Members of the Hopkins & Garrett Families – Leon & Anne Garrett

Friday,  29 January

9:00 a.m.     Gerard Waters – Kim & Rick Baldini

5:15 p.m.      Intentions of Filip Palda – Irena Poklewska-Koziell

Saturday, 30 January

9:00 a.m.     Lyle Ross – The Family

5:15 p.m.     Helen Coughlan – Arlene Fraser

Sunday, 31 January

9:00 a.m.      Rudolfo Quintana – Joe & Lolita Quintana

11:00 a.m.     People of the Parish

NEXT WEEK – 30-31 January 2016













30 Jan.

5:15 p.m.


H. Couto

T. Couto


I. Curry

L. Bickerstaffe


P. Scott

I. Stewart

A. Wilson

R. Lachance



31 Jan.

9:00 a.m.


D. Tudin

A. MacKinnon

Deacon Wojcik


M. Tudin


T. Raine

M. Turkington

R. Audet

F. Cuvelier



31 Jan.

11:00 a.m.


T. Phelan

C. Kavanaugh



J. Bennett

P. Goudreau


M. Strong

L. Garrett

J. McLaren

P. Greenwood




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; Mary Swanson.




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.




Mon., 25 Jan.


*6:30 p.m. – Youth Group


Tues., 26 Jan.


*9:30 a.m. – Legion of Mary

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


Wed., 27 Jan.


*12:30 p.m. – Afternoon Cards

*7:00 p.m. – Choir

*7:00 p.m. – Spiritual Inquiry


Thurs., 28 Jan.


*7:00 p.m. – RCIA


Sat., 30 Jan.


*10:30 a.m. – Altar Server Information/Training Session


Sat./Sun., 30-31 Jan.


*At all Masses – First Reconciliation/First Communion Enrolment Ceremony





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.


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.


LECTOR, EUCHARISTIC MINISTER & USHER SCHEDULE is ready for pick-up in the sacristy


YOUTH GROUP The next meeting of St. Joseph’s Youth Group will be on Monday, 25 January 2016, from 6:30-8:30 p.m.


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. Current servers are also invited to come for a refresher, and to help train the new recruits.


FIRST RECONCILIATION AND FIRST COMMUNION ENROLMENT CEREMONY will take place next weekend, 30-31 January 2016 at all the Masses. 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 asked to contact the parish office, at 613-547-5004, as soon as possible if you have not already registered.


HOSPITALITY SUNDAY The next Hospitality Sunday will take place next 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.


CATHOLIC WOMENS LEAGUE The next General Meeting will take place on Monday, 8 February 2016, at 7:00 p.m., in the parish hall. The guest speaker will be Jay Novak from Home Base Housing. He finds, secures and maintains a list of landlords who are looking to make a difference in their community. Female parish members who are 16+ of age are welcome to join us and stay (or not) for the meeting afterwards! The Executive Meeting will take place on Monday, 1 February 2016.


  1. VINCENT DE PAUL DONATIONS St. Joseph’s Catholic Women’s League’s annual collection of personal care items to donate to St. Vincent de Paul begins on 8 February 2016. Personal-size shampoo & conditioner, body wash, deodorant, bar soap, toothpaste and toothbrushes are most popular. All parishioners are encouraged to donate by dropping items into the marked boxes in the parish hall.




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, 2 February 2016. The topic will be “Finances & Lifestyle, Single Person/Single Parent,” facilitated by Simon Robinson. For further information, contact the Family Ministry at or at 613-548-4461.


CURSILLISTAS There will be an ULTREA on Sunday, 7 February 2016, at St. John the Apostle Church Hall, 88 Patrick Street, Kingston. The Ultrea will start at 2:00 p.m., and will consist of a witness talk, response, small groups and prayer. Light refreshments will be available. There will be an Apostolic Hour of Adoration before the Blessed Sacrament from 3:00-4:00 p.m. This hour is optional. All are welcome.


REGIOPOLIS-NOTRE DAME’S GRADE 8 PARENT INFORMATION NIGHT will be held on Thursday, 11 February 2016, at 6:30 p.m. in the school cafeteria, followed by an open house of classrooms and displays in the school. Students and parents interested in information on the International Baccalaureate Program should plan to attend an information session beginning at 5:30 p.m., in the Upper Room (second floor).


THE RITE OF ELECTION WITH CATECHUMENS AND THE RITE OF CALLING BAPTIZED CANDIDATES TO LENTEN RENEWAL On Sunday, 14 February 2016, at 4:00 p.m., at St. Mary’s Cathedral, Archbishop O’Brien will celebrate the Rite of Election with catechumens from the Archdiocese of Kingston. At the same celebration, all baptized candidates seeking full communion with the Catholic Church will be called to Lenten renewal. All parishioners are welcome to attend this special event and to support our new brothers and sisters in faith. Refreshments will be served afterwards at St. Mary’s Parish Centre.


MEN’S CONFERENCE On 19 March 2016, join Cardinal Thomas Collins, Matt Fradd and Deacon Harold Burke-Sivers for Serviam Ministries’ 1st Annual Band of Christian Brothers Men’s Conference, at Canada Christian College in Toronto. The day will strengthen and challenge men to grow in faith and virtue, while also addressing the struggles that men face. For information and tickets, call 1-888-522-2070 or visit or

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