16th Sunday in Ordinary Time
19 July 2015
“He took pity on them because they were like sheep without a shepherd, and he set himself to teach them at some length.”
We gather in the presence of Christ as his word is proclaimed to us, as the Eucharist is celebrated. We prepare once more to be drawn into the ministry of Jesus, the true shepherd of God’s people, who provides us with rest, refreshment, pasture and leadership.
First Reading: Jeremiah 23:1-6
Jeremiah does not think much of the “shepherds,” the leaders who are supposed to be looking after God’s people. His vision is that one day God will be a true shepherd.
Second Reading: Ephesians 2:13-18
The author stresses that, although his Gentile readers used to be very far from the Jews, Jesus, in his death, has now united the two groups so that there is only one humanity in Christ.
Gospel: Mark 6:30-34
In the prelude to the feeding of the five thousand, Jesus is cast in the role prophesied by Jeremiah: he is the shepherd who leads his disciples to pasture and a place of repose near restful waters.
MASSES FOR THE WEEK
Monday, 20 July
9:00 a.m. Cancelled
5:15 p.m. Charles Vidal – Genevieve Vidal & Family
Tuesday, 21 July
9:00 a.m. Guy Roy – Darlene Thompson
5:15 p.m. Cancelled
Wednesday, 22 July
9:00 a.m. Manuel Goncalves & Deceased Members of the Goncalves Family – Grace Goncalves
10:30 a.m. Extendicare – Elisio Ponte & Extended Family Members – Lidia Ponte
5:15 p.m. Cancelled
Thursday, 23 July
9:00 a.m. Chiara Colangeli – The Family
5:15 p.m. Cancelled
Friday, 24 July
9:00 a.m. Cancelled
5:15 p.m. Martin Cinzar – The Family
9:00 a.m. Cancelled
5:15 p.m. Forgotten Souls in Purgatory – Chris Jones & Family
Sunday, 26 July
9:00 a.m. Ken Lillis – Roger & Susan Audet
11:00 a.m. People of the Parish
NEXT WEEK – 25-26 July 2015
PRAYERS FOR THOSE WHO ARE ILL
Please remember in your prayers the following: Kerry Kozak; Terry Kot; Gerald Levesque; Hermina Lawlor; Donald Jackson; Carolyn Curry; Joe Verner; Neil Oosterman; Kevin Kimmett; Tony Deodato; Jean Wells; Ciara Ryckman; Donna Verner; Eileen Garrah; Paul Kozak; Jack Pattenden; Charles Virgin; Ashley Padvaiskas; June Emmons Church.; Frances Dwyer.
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.
PRAYERS FOR THE DECEASED
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 TO 30 AUGUST 2015
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.
MINISTRY TO SICK AND HOMEBOUND If you are unable to attend Mass, and wish to receive the Sacrament of the Eucharist, please call the parish office at 613-547-5004 to ask for a volunteer to bring you communion on First Friday.
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.
REGIOPOLIS-NOTRE DAME CATHOLIC HIGH SCHOOL is accepting gently used RND uniform pieces, and other RND Garnet & Gold clothing, both past and present, for the Used Uniform Shop. All proceeds from the sales will be used to help the youth of our community. Donations may be dropped off in the Main Office. The Used Uniform Sale will take place on Thursday, 30 July 2015, from 2:00-4:30 p.m. in the Life Skills Room at RND.
SEPARATED AND/OR DIVORCED The New Life Support Group meets on alternate Tuesday evenings at 390 Palace Road, Kingston. The next meeting will take place on 21 July 2015, at 7:30 p.m. This week’s topic will be “Vulnerability: Accepting?” For further information, contact the Family Ministry Office at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 613-548-4461.
TAIZE PRAYER EVENING The World Youth Day pilgrims from our Archdiocese invite you to join them for an evening of Taize prayer on Friday, 24 July 2015, at 8:00 p.m., at St. Mary’s Cathedral. Light refreshments following prayer. For more information, contact Nadia Gundert at 613-484-2446.
SACRED HEART OF JESUS PARISH, BEDFORD, 2905 Westport Road, is hosting a Church Social on Saturday, 25 July 2015, from 4:00-7:00 p.m. There will be a roast beef dinner with all the trimmings, a live band, silent auction, petting zoo, face painting, cotton candy and kids games with prizes. Admission is Adults: $15.00; Children: $5.00.
SUMMER CAMP FOR GIRLS Camp Camino is offering a camp for young women, ages 10-13 and 14-16, on 1-7 August 2015, at Providence Point, Lanark, Ontario. The camp offers daily Mass, sports, games, bonfires and a lot more. Camp Camino is run by a dedicated group of people deeply invested in the Catholic faith formation of young women. There are many opportunities to help the camp both spiritually and financially. For further information, or to register, go to campcamino.ca.
141ST 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 on 8-9 August. Weekend celebrant is Bishop Marcel Damphousse, Bishop of the Diocese of Alexandria/Cornwall. For information and reservations, call Mike Budge at 613-224-8110, or visit www.ste-anne-de-beaupre.com. Space is limited; recommended you reserve early.
CURSILLO IN THE ARCHDIOCESE OF KINGSTON All Cursillistas are invited to a meeting to help re-establish the Cursillo movement in the Archdiocese. In our day, there is a real hunger for Jesus and the Gospel, and the cursillo is a way of meeting this desire and need. With the approval of Archbishop O’Brien, this is a call to all cursillistas to come together (Ultreya), to celebrate Mass, to experience small group reunion and participate in the re-founding of cursillo in the Archdiocese and to go forward. Please mark your calendar, 26 September 2015, at St. John the Apostle Parish (Patrick & Quebec Streets). You are asked to pre-regsiter to Friar Ed Debono, email@example.com, with your name, address, phone number and email. Information with regard to time, and other particulars, will be forwarded to you by email. Remember the Mananita? It was a wake-up call. Pope Francis has said, “I’m counting on you to wake up the world.” Join the re-establishment of the Cursillo movement.
HEALING THE CHURCH UPDATE In response to your overwhelming interest, an identical additional conference on the crisis of clergy sexual abuse has been added on Friday, 11 September. All other details remain the same and the fee has been held at $25.00. Please contact Providence Spirituality Centre to 1) change your date of registration from Saturday to Friday, if that is best for you; 2) register for Friday OR, if room allows; 3) register for Saturday, 12 September. Contact at firstname.lastname@example.org, 613-542-8826, or Providence.ca/healingthechurch. Registration closes 31 August 2015.
FALL OUTING TO ST. JACOBS Our Lady of Lourdes Parish is hosting a 2-day excursion to St. Jacobs on 16-17 September. The price per person is $200.00, which includes travel on a deluxe coach, hotel room (double occupancy), including a hot buffet breakfast, pool and hospitality room, buffet dinner, a $40 tax receipt, plenty of time for shopping at the recently reopened Farmer’s Market, the Outlet Mall and the quaint downtown shops. Get an early start on Christmas shopping and, if time permits, a guided tour of the area. This promises to be a very popular outing, so please purchase your ticket early. For more information, call Caroline Manley at 613-542-8473 or Theresa McKay at the parish office at 613-389-3532
SIXTH ANNUAL WOMEN’T FALL RETREAT will be held 18-20 September 2015 at the beautiful Glen House Resort near Gananoque. The registration fee of $325 (double occupancy) includes 5 gourmet meals, 2 nights accommodation and access to the resort facilities. Come renew your faith and your spirit as you respond to the Lord’s invitation to come apart and rest awhile. For information and registration go to www.womensfallretreat.com or contact Margie Ann McKinnon at 613-548-4461 or Annette Larmour at 613-258-7885.
PILGRIMAGE TO THE SHRINES OF ITALY with Father Shawn Hughes as chaplain, 20-30 October 2015. The pilgrimage will include daily Mass and visits to shrines in Rome, Assisi, Florence, Monte Casino, Loreto, and San Giovanni Rotondo, the shrine of St. Padre Pio. For more details, please contact Ann Routhier at 613-389-8170 or email@example.com.