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16th Sunday in Ordinary Time
17 July 2016

“You worry and fret about so many things, and yet few are needed.”


Today we hear scripture stories for welcome and hospitality, in which the sharing of food and time are encounters with God and God’s love for us. Let us gather in joy and in gratitude that the Lord offers us his hospitality week by week in the Mass.

Today’s Readings

First Reading: Genesis 18:1-10

At the hottest, least hospitable time of day, Abraham goes out from the comfort and cool of his tent to offer rest and refreshment to travellers. In this simple work, he and Sarah have their lives transformed, touched by God’s promise.

Second Reading: Colossians 1:24-28

In witnessing to the great mystery of God’s love in the Gospel, Paul discovers that his very bodily living, even in suffering, is a way of service and love.

Gospel: Luke 10:38-42

In the Gospel we meet Jesus in a familiar, domestic setting, with familiar household chores and tensions.

Monday, 18 July
5:15 p.m. Giovanni Circelli – The Family
Tuesday, 19 July
9:00 a.m. George Teves – Parents
Wednesday, 20 July
9:00 a.m. Charles Vidal – Genevieve Vidal
10:30 a.m. Extendicare – Clare Campbell – Kathryn Kearns
Thursday, 21 July
9:00 a.m. Special Intention – Anne Pickett
Friday, 22 July
5:15 p.m. Manuel Goncalves & Deceased Members of the Goncalves Family – Goncalves Family
Saturday, 23 July
5:15 p.m. Laurence Kelly (6th Anniversary) – Kelly Family
Sunday, 24 July
9:00 a.m. Deceased Members of the Degbey Family – Raymonde Degbey
11:00 a.m. People of the Parish
NEXT WEEK – 23-24 July 2016

Eucharistic Ministers

23 July
5:15 p.m.
C. Pitts
M. Peck
Dcn. Wojcik
Sr. Kalchbrenner
D. Mazzolin
I. Stewart
A. Wilson
S. Peck

24 July
9:00 a.m.
P. Kingston
P. McCue
Dcn. Wojcik
N. McCue

T. Raine
M. Turkington
R. Audet
F. Cuvelier

24 July
11:00 a.m.
G. Lesperance
J. Fraser
Dcn. Wojcik
N. Balla
M. Strong
P. Tetro
F. Asuncion
J. Ferreira

5:15 p.m.
24 July
9:00 a.m.
24 July
11:00 a.m.

S. Sedore
O. Gowsell
I. Simoes
C. Watts
R. Watts
I. Watts
M. Sutton
P. Krasna
A. Krasna
M. Farrell
A. Hung


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; Katherine Yager.

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, especially Eileen Garrah, Sergio Mejia.

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.

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.


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 at 613-548-4461, or by email at

ST. CARTHAGH’S CHURCH ANNUAL CEMETERY MASS will be held on Saturday, 23 July 2016, at St. Carthagh’s Cemetery, 154 Hungerford Rd., Tweed, beginning at 11:00 a.m., with a light lunch to follow. Please bring a lawn chair. There will be an offertory collection for the upkeep of the cemetery. Everyone is welcome.

CURSILLISTAS You are invited to an Ultreya on Sunday, 24 July 2016, at 2:00 p.m., in St. John the Apostle Parish Hall, Patrick Street. All Cursillistas are invited to come out to renew old friendships and meet fellow Cursillistas. For information, contact Mike & Diane at 613-546-6224,, or Neil & Margaret at 613-498-1702,

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.

SPAGHETTI DINNER will be held at Holy Name of Jesus Parish, Kingston Mills, on Saturday, 13 August 2016, from 6:00-8:00 p.m. Adults: $10.00; Children under 14: $5.00; Children under 6: Free. Advance tickets are available at the parish office during normal hours of operation. Featured live music is by the Three For A Quarter Band. Come out and enjoy a great supper, live music, and socialize with friends.

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, call Sandy Laneville at 613-774-2555, or Margie Ann McKinnon at 613-283-4213, or visit

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 at or by calling 613-548-4461.