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Third Sunday in Ordinary Time

27 January 2019


“This text is being fulfilled today even as you listen.”




Today we hear Christ proclaim “good news to the poor,” and celebrate the new law that he gave us.  It unites us with him, and inspires us to work for God’s kingdom of love, peace and justice.


Todays Readings


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


Ezra reminds the people of Moses’ Law. He tells them to go and eat and drink, taking care that they share what they have with those who have nothing.


Second Reading: 1 Corinthians 12:12-30


We are all different, but we are also one in Christ’s body.


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


We hear Jesus’ manifesto for his mission.  In the great Jubilee text, Jesus situates his ministry in the ongoing promise and commitment of God to those who are vulnerable.



Monday, 28 January

9:00 a.m.  Peter McConville – Maria Zielinski

5:15 p.m.    Arnold Mangan – Mary-Louise & John

Tuesday, 29 January

9:00 a.m.  Mass of Thanksgiving – Sandra Jackson

5:15 p.m.  June Sears – The Family

Wednesday, 30 January

9:00 a.m.  Bernard MacDougall – Jeanette Jardine

10:30 a.m.   Extendicare – Theresa Whitty – Carol LeClair

5:15 p.m.  Margaret & Hennigan Rush – Frank & Helen Dillon

Thursday, 31 January

9:00 a.m. Rodolfo Quintana – Jose & Lolita Quintana

5:15 p.m. Elisio Ponte & Extended Family Members – Lidia Ponte

Friday,  1 February

9:00 a.m. Donald Cox – Katherine Quinlan

10:00 a.m. Kingsdale Château – Santiago Briones – Alvarez Family

5:15  p.m.  Rogelio Castro – Rowena & Michael Strong

Saturday, 2 February

9:00 a.m. Marion Mulligan – Miriam Wright

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

Sunday, 3 February

9:00 a.m.  Silvio Vendetti – Nuvoloni Family

11:00 a.m.     People of the Parish

NEXT WEEK 2-3 February 2019






Eucharistic Ministers





2 Feb.

5:15 p.m.


S. Ottenhof

H. Pasko


P. Scott

J. Lachance


I. Stewart

P. Scott

A. Kelly

F. Carter



3 Feb.

9:00 a.m.


W. Cunningham

M. Cervenko

Deacon Wojcik


G. Gonclaves


D. Neddow

T. Raine

M. Turkington

R. Audet



3 Feb.

11:00 a.m.


N. Balla

A. Doctolero


M. Foley

S. Broekhoven


M. Strong

P. Tetro

D. Kurman

G. Velasco






2 Feb.

5:15 p.m.



3 Feb.

9:00 a.m.



3 Feb.

11:00 a.m.





S. Drumm

A. Lett


E. Foley

B. Baker

A. Watt


K. Soriano

M. Doctolero

C. Davison


Junior Liturgy





A. Scott

K. Turkington


H. Ottenhof-Duncan

M. Mussari




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; Joe Saccon; Brian Coffey.


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.


HOSPITALITY SUNDAY The next Hospitality Sunday will take place this Sunday, 27 January 2019, after the 9:00 & 11:00 a.m. Masses.  Please join us for fellowship and refreshments.


CATHOLIC WOMENS LEAGUE If you wish to become a member, or to renew your membership, please write your name, address, phone number, email address (if you have one), and include the $20.00 fee, on an envelope marked CWL, and drop it into the collection basket.  Thank you,


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.


FIRST FRIDAY DEVOTION On Friday, 1 February 2019, adoration of the Blessed Sacrament will commence after the 9:00 a.m. Mass and continue until 5:00 p.m.  You are encouraged to spend an hour with the Lord.


CATHOLIC MISSIONS IN CANADA COLLECTION  A special Diocesan collection for Catholic Missions in Canada will be taken up on the weekend of 2-3 February 2019.  This collection will be forwarded to the Archdiocese no later than 4 March 2019; please ensure that you have made your donation by this date.


  1. JOSEPHS PARISH YOUTH GROUP is currently seeking enthusiastic young people, grades 3-8, who would like to join us for Faith-Fun-and-Friendship! Our next Youth Mass is 9 February, at the 5:15 p.m. Mass. For information, contact Angela at 613-547-8116, or Alison at 613-536-5771 or at  We will hold a practice for the next youth Mass on Friday, 8 February, from 6:30-8:30, in the Parish Hall.


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, 5 February 2019, from 7:30-9:00 p.m., at Francis J. Spence Pastoral Centre, 390 Palace Road, Kingston.  For information, call 613-548-4461.  All faith denominations are welcome.


SHARE THE JOURNEY WORKSHOP on the Refugee Crisis and Catholic Social Teaching will be held at St. John Bosco Parish, 175 Windsor Drive, Brockville, on Sunday, 10 February 2019, after the 10:00 a.m. Mass.  This will take approximately one hour; light lunch provided.  Please call to register; Sr. Helen at 613-766-2376, or Tara at 613-738-9644 x 224.


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.


CANADIAN CONFERENCE OF CATHOLIC BISHOPS “He Thirsts For You, 2019 National Conference on Evangelization & Catechesis,” 4-6 April 2019, at Hilton Garden Inn, Ottawa Airport.  Full conference fee from $250, one-day rates available. Online registration at


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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