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15th Sunday in Ordinary Time
10 July 2016

“The one who took pity on him.”


The Lord comes to raise us up; his love for us reaches into the depths of our suffering. Do we have the generosity to respond to the sufferings of others?

Today’s Readings

First Reading: Deuteronomy 30:10-14

Moses tells the people that they must obey the voice of the Lord by keeping the commandments that are written in their hearts.

Second Reading: Colossians 1:15-20

St. Paul proclaims that Jesus Christ is the image of the unseen God through whom all was created and in whom all things are reconciled to God.

Gospel: Luke 10:25-37

In response to the challenge of a lawyer, Jesus gives us the parable of the good Samaritan, which shows us who our neighbour is.

Monday, 11July
5:15 p.m. Deceased Relatives & Friends – Michael & Rowena
Tuesday, 12 July
9:00 a.m. Michael Leo Jewitt & Deceased Members of the Jewitt Family – The Estate
Wednesday, 13 July
9:00 a.m. Aldo Lant – Agostina Lant
10:30 a.m. Extendicare – Francis Blodgett – Mr. & Mrs. William Metcalfe (moved from 8 June)
Thursday, 14 July
9:00 a.m. Gino Bidinost – The Family
Friday, 15 July
5:15 p.m. Rita Richards – Yvonne & Lenna Sonneveld
Saturday, 16 July
5:15 p.m. Teresinha Medeiros – Antonio Medeiros
Sunday, 17 July
9:00 a.m. Agripino de la Fuente – Romy & Lily Ramos
11:00 a.m. People of the Parish
NEXT WEEK – 16-17 July 2016

Eucharistic Ministers

16 July
5:15 p.m.
H. Couto
T. Couto
J. Lachance
T. Murphy
L. Garrett
A. Kelly
R. Lachance
J. Garrah

17 July
9:00 a.m.
D. Tudin
A. MacKinnon
M. Tudin
F. Lovie

S. Eves
T. McCue
K. Mulrooney
D. Neddow

17 July
11:00 a.m.
B. McIver
O. D’Abreo
Dcn. Wojcik
J. Bennett
P. Greenwood
B. Krasna
J. McLaren
J. Scott

16 July
5:15 p.m.
17 July
9:00 a.m.
17 July
11:00 a.m.

E. Drumm
M. Drumm
F. Jingsen Cao
T. Francis
B. Evaristo
A. Cantarutti
C. Cantarutti
A. Doctolero
K. Soriano
M. Brooks


Please remember in your prayers the following: Charles Millard; Willie Wylemans; Terry Kot; Kerry Kozak; Taylor Emond; Taryn Emond; Hermina Lawlor; Helen O’Brien; Giordana White; Teresa Tenuta; Marcus Hacault.

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.


YEAR OF MERCY VOLUNTEER POSITIONS In this Year of Mercy, St. Joseph’s Parish will be showcasing volunteer possibilities.

KINGSTON HABITAT RESOURCE – This low-cost building materials store sells new and used building materials with all proceeds going to support the work of Habitat for Humanity Kingston and Frontenac. They also provide free electronics and battery recycling program as well as an aluminum can recycling program, with the proceeds going towards materials for Habitat for Humanity to use while building affordable housing for those in need. Volunteers are needed to work at the cash, handle donations of materials, work Special Events.

BUILDING FUND The monthly collection of the Building Fund will take place this weekend, 9-10 July 2016. Your support continues to make a difference. Thank you.

SUMMER BULLETINS Because of summer vacations, and subsequent early submission of the bulletins in July, it is necessary to have the bulletin material a little earlier than usual. We apologize if you have submitted an announcement that does not appear in the bulletin during that time.

BIRTHRIGHT is grateful to those who participated in the Third Annual Change for Life baby bottle drive. To date, St. Joseph’s parish has donated $1904.00 to assist our moms and babies. There are still 68 bottles left to be returned. If you have one at home, please return it as soon as possible, and further updates will be provided in the coming weeks. Thank you for your kind and generous support.


HOLY CROSS USED UNIFORM SALE Holy Cross Catholic Secondary School will be holding the Used Uniform Sale on Wednesday, 13 July, 2016, from 12:30-3:30 p.m. in the Holy Cross Foyer. Please contact Ms. Gallant at 384 1919 x 3406 if you need further information.

ROAST BEEF DINNER, hosted by Sacred Heart of Jesus Parish, 2905 Westport Road, Bedford, will be held on Saturday, 16 July 2016, from 4:00-7:00 p.m. Homemade pies and cheesecakes will be served. There will be a Silent Auction, and Jeff Code & Silver Wings Band will entertain you. Lots of fun for children with a petting zoo, air castle, Mickey & Minnie Mouse, face painting, cotton candy, games and prizes. Adults: $15.00; Children: $5.00.

BBQ BEEF & PORK SUPPER FUNDRAISER Sacred Heart of Jesus Parish, Marmora, is hosting their annual parish supper fundraiser on Sunday, 17 July 2016, from 3:30-6:30 p.m., in the Holy Family Parish Hall, in the basement of the church, 46 Bursthall Street, Marmora. Adults: $13.00, or 2 for $25.00; Children 6-12: $5.00; Children 5 & under: Free. Take out available for adult servings only.

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 July 2016. This will be our Summer Social. For information, contact the Family Ministry Office by calling 613-548-4461, or by email at

PILGRIMAGE TO SHRINE OF ST. ANN IN CORMAC Plan to attend the 78th Annual Pilgrimage on Sunday, 31 July 2016. For information, please visit

ST. KILIAN’S CHURCH, ARDOCH TURKEY AND HAM SUPPER on Saturday, 6 August 2016, at Clarendon & Miller Hall, Plevna, from 4:00-6:30 p.m. Adults: $12; Children under 12: $6.00. Bake sale and 50/50 draw.

142nd ANNUAL PILGRIMAGE to the Shrines of Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupré and Cap-de-la-Madeleine from the Arch(dioceses) of Ottawa, Gatineau, Pembroke, Mont-Laurier, Alexandria/Cornwall and Kingston takes place on13-14 August 2016. Visit and pray at the Door of Mercy. For information and reservations, call Mike Budge at 613-224-8110, or visit

FESTIVAL OF THE SANTO CRISTO OF MIRACLES 2016 Father Manuel Tavares and the Parishioners of Our Lady of Fatima wish to invite you to join us to participate in the 35th Annual Santo Cristo Festival Procession, on Sunday, 4 September 2016, at 4:00 p.m. Please arrive by 3:30 p.m. at 588 Division Street. For information, please call Michael Borges at 613-547-0215.

SEVENTH ANNUAL WOMEN’S FALL RETREAT will be held at Glen House Resort in Gananoque, 16-18 September 2016. Our theme is Blessed Are the Merciful. Our presenter, Maureen Dufour, works in chaplaincy with the Ottawa Catholic School Board. She will lead four sessions on the Mercy of God. Alanna MacDonald and Norma LaCroix will teach us sign language for communicating with deaf people. Angie McCaw will lead music ministry. Riverside accommodations, catered meals, access to the pool, spa and other resources will add to a week-end of relaxation. An opportunity to receive the Sacrament of Reconciliation and to participate in Sunday Eucharist will bring inspiration. For more information, visit or call Sandy Laneville at 613-774-2555, or Margie Ann McKinnon at 613-283-4213.

HARVEST SUPPER will take place on Sunday, 18 September 2016, from 4:00-6:00 p.m., at St. Charles Borromeo Church, Read Parish Hall, 473 Enright Road, Tyendinaga Township. Hot roast beef with all the trimmings, entertainment and children’s activities. Adults: $15.00; Children 6-12 years: $8.00; Children 5 & under: Free. Tickets at the door. This is a fundraiser for parishes of St. Charles Borromeo, Read; Holy Name of Mary, Marysville and St. Vincent de Paul, Deseronto.

SEPARATED AND/OR DIVORCED You are invited to participate in the annual Archdiocesan Retreat for Separated and Divorced at Providence Spirituality Centre, 18-19 November 2016. ‘Called to Transition and New Life,’ facilitated by Sr. Helen Russess CSJ, will offer an opportunity to reflect, to be renewed and refreshed in a safe, supportive environment. Register by calling 613-548-4461 or at