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Fifteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time
16 July 2017

“Imagine a sower going out to sow.”


Jesus, who is the Word of God, gives himself to us; and Jesus’ own words take root in us, producing by God’s grace the fruits of good works and holiness.

Today’s Readings

First Reading: Isaiah 55:10-11

God’s word succeeds in what it is sent to do.

Second Reading: Romans 8:18-23

We ourselves and the whole of creation retain the hope of freedom and glory.

Gospel: Matthew 13:1-23

Christ, the Word of God, the seed of the sower, produces an astonishing crop.


Monday, 17 July
5:15 p.m. Agripino dela Fuente – Romy & Lily Ramos
Tuesday, 18 July
9:00 a.m. Giovanni Circelli – The Family
Wednesday, 19 July
9:00 a.m. Charles Vidal – Genevieve Vidal
10:30 a.m. Extendicare – Johanna VanDer Kooi – Lucille & Joseph Kenney
Thursday, 20 July
9:00 a.m. Forgotten Souls in Purgatory – Chris Jones & Family
Friday, 21 July
5:15 p.m. Luisa Praticante – Maria & Max
Saturday, 22 July
5:15 p.m. Manuel Concalves & Deceased Members of the Concalves & Cosme Families – Grace Goncalves
Sunday, 23 July
9:00 a.m. Laurence Kelly (7th Anniversary) – Kelly Family
11:00 a.m. People of the Parish

NEXT WEEK – 22-23 July 2017

Eucharistic Ministers

22 July
5:15 p.m.

K. Hasselaar
M-A. Wojcik
Deacon Wojcik
J. Bennett
D. Mazzolin
S. Peck
P. Scott
L. Garrett

23 July
9:00 a.m.
P. Kingston
M. McLaughlin
G. Goncalves
B. Earle
R. Emmons
S. Eves
T. McCue
F. Carter

23 July
11:00 a.m.
J-A. Koster
S. Broekhoven
M. Foley
R. Kwak
B. Krasna
J. McLaren
I. Stewart
M. Strong
22 July
5:15 p.m.
23 July
9:00 a.m.
23 July
11:00 a.m.

E. Drumm
M. Drumm
S. Drumm
B. Evaristo
M. Sutton
P. Krasna
A. Krasna
M. Farrell

Please remember in your prayers the following: Helen Taillon; Yvonne Vickers; Kathy Veley; Tony Deodato; Ciara Ryckman; Jean Wells; Danny Denham; Brigit Knott; Jack Coleman; Marie McNeil; Marcus Hacault; Kim Emond.

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.

SUMMMER MASS SCHEDULE – Until 8 September 2017

Saturday: 5:15 p.m. Mass
Sunday: 9:00 a.m., 11:00 a.m. Mass
Recitation of the Rosary precedes morning Mass at 8:35 a.m.
Monday: 4:00-5:00 p.m. Holy Hour
5:15 p.m. Mass
Tuesday: 9:00 a.m. Mass
Wednesday: 9:00 a.m. Mass
10:30 a.m. Mass (At Extendicare)
Thursday: 9:00 a.m. Mass
Friday: 4:00-5:00 p.m. Holy Hour
5:15 p.m. Mass
First Friday: Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament
9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.


FAREWELL RECEPTION FOR FR. FRANCIS ZAMBON The next few weeks will be a time of transition in this parish. Fr. Francis Zambon, who has been the Associate Pastor here at St. Joseph’s for the last three years, will become Associate Pastor of St. Peter-in-Chains, Trenton.

An opportunity will be provided to express our gratitude to Fr. Francis at the 11:00 a.m. Mass on Sunday, 30 July 2017. Immediately after the celebration of the Eucharist, we will have a reception on the parish lawn so that you may offer your good wishes.

SOCIAL & ECOLOGICAL JUSTICE GROUP will hold the next meeting on Friday, 25 August 2017, at 9:30 a.m. Please join us in the parish hall.

BIRTHRIGHT Thank you to all parishioners who returned a baby bottle on Father’s Day; there are currently a number of baby bottles still waiting to be returned. If you have one at home, please return as soon as possible, even if it isn’t full, so that we might use it again next year and prevent us from having to purchase additional bottles. Thank you for your support.

SAVE THE DATE on Saturday, 30 September 2017, from 10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m., at Providence Spirituality Centre, there will be a Day of Reflection and Renewal for all involved in Ministry. Everyone is welcome. Come hear more about what our call to Ministry is all about, share about your ministry and learn how to fill your spiritual well. Cost is $10.00, and includes lunch. For more information, and to register, please contact Gorett at the Catholic Pastoral Centre, by calling 613-548-4461, or email


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, from 7:30-9:30 p.m. The next meeting will take place on Tuesday, 18 July 2017, at the Francis J. Spence Pastoral Centre, 390 Palace Road. This will be our “Summer Social.” Details to follow.

ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION FOR ARCHBISHOP O’BRIEN This is a special year for Archbishop O’Brien, as he marks his 30th Anniversary as a Bishop and his 10th Anniversary as Archbishop of Kingston. He is now the longest-serving bishop in office in English Canada. To show our appreciation for Archbishop O’Brien’s ministry among us, there will be a celebration at St. Mary’s Cathedral on Sunday, 30 July 2017, beginning with Mass at 10:30 a.m., followed by a reception on the Cathedral lawn. All are welcome to attend.

CORMAC PILGRIMAGE 79th Annual Pilgrimage to the Shrine of St. Ann in Cormac will take place on Sunday, 30 July 2017, with Bishop Michael Mulhall and Bishop Christian Riesbeck. The principal Mass will be celebrated at 11:00 a.m., and a Mass of healing will be celebrated at 2:00 p.m. For further information please see,
CAMP CAMINO for girls ages 10-13 and 14-16, at Providence Point Campground, Lanark, 5-11 August 2017. Cost is $450.00; discounts and bursaries are available. Register at

143rd ANNUAL PILGRIMAGE to Ste-Anne-De-Beaupré and Cap-de-la-Madeleine from the Dioceses of Ottawa, Kingston, Gatineau, Pembroke, Mont Laurier, and Alexandria/Cornwall on August 12 13, 2017. Weekend Celebrant is Bishop Michael Mulhall of the Diocese of Pembroke. The Shrine theme: “That My Joy May Be In You.” Pope Francis has invited all Catholics to continue practicing the Jubilee of Mercy for 2017, by being merciful to everyone. And Pope Francis has asked previously that all Catholics take this opportunity to make a pilgrimage again this year in continuing the Year of Mercy. Info: Mike Budge 613 224 8110; www.ste anne de

GALA 2017 Queen’S MBA Charity Gala is a student-run initiative that aims to make a difference within the Kingston community by supporting a local charity or philanthropic cause. The event seeks to bring those from within and outside Kingston together for a night filled with fun, entertainment and celebration. This year’s recipient will be the St. Vincent de Paul Society of Kingston. It will be held on Thursday, 31 August 2017, starting with cocktails at 6:00 p.m., at The Harbour Restaurant. Tickets are $75.00 per person; or $700 per table. For information contact

DUC IN ALTUM registrations are being accepted for young adults wishing to join the Archdiocesan youth for the 2017-2018 year. If you know any who are in their 20s and 30s, please encourage them to come to the information night, which will take place in early September, or to contact Nadia in the youth office, at 613-548-446. We are grateful for the prayers and support during our first year! So many graces and blessings from our experience! You may also find information at

CONFERENCE IN KINGSTON We are called to hear and reflect on the Word of God to become more deeply the word of God ourselves and proclaim it by our lives. This gathering will focus on the role of the Word of God in our lives as Catholics. We shall explore the place God’s Word has in the preparation for Baptism, Confirmation and first sharing in Holy Communion, as well as the implications of having the Word of God at the heart of the initiation process (RCIA). This event is for all baptized, especially those preparing to celebrate Sacraments of Initiation, on Friday, 15 September 2017, from 7:00-9:00 p.m.; and Saturday, 16 September 2017, from 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m., at the Providence Spirituality Centre, 1200 Princess Street, Kingston. Cost for commuters is $50.00. For information, please see Archdiocese of Kingston/Liturgy website, or call the Liturgy office at 613-548-4461.

WOMEN’S FALL RETREAT will take place on 15-17 September 2017. Information may be obtained from the leaflets on the church bulletin boards or at

AN EVENING OF TASTING On Saturday, 30 September 2017, from 6:30-9:30 p.m., Our Lady of Lourdes Parish, 490 Days Road, will host a fundraiser for the restoration of the parish buildings: wine from the world, scotch from Scotland and delicacies from our kitchens and a silent auction, at Our Lady of Lourdes Parish Hall. Cost is $45.00. For information, call 613-389-3532, 613-389-1276, or 613-389-4368.