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Thirteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time
2 July 2017

“Anyone who loses his life for my sake will find it.”


We gather for our Sunday Eucharist, as Catholics have done throughout the ages, rejoicing that the Lord will speak to us, will offer himself in Holy Communion.

Today’s Readings

First Reading: 2 Kings 4:8-11, 14-16

In response to a couple who generously provide him with food and lodging, the prophet Elisha promises that, despite their advanced years, they will soon have the son they have longed for.

Second Reading: Romans 6:3-4, 8-11

In baptism we joined Christ in his death, and so we will join him in his risen life and be alive in him for ever.

Gospel: Matthew 10:37-42

Following Jesus means taking up the cross; a reward awaits those who welcome his disciples.


Monday, 3 July
5:15 p.m. Carson Chisholm – Jessie Chisholm
Tuesday, 4 July
9:00 a.m. Gilda Basso & Deceased Family Members – Joe Saccon
Wednesday, 5 July
9:00 a.m. Daniel Peter Keeler – Carol Keeler
10:30 a.m. Extendicare – Danile Pyatt – Bernadette Burgess
Thursday, 6 July
9:00 a.m. Sandra & Alberto Del Prete – Gennaro & Alberto & Family
Friday, 7 July
10:00 a.m. Kingsdale Château – Nancy McLaughlan – Frances & Joyce O’Connor
5:15 p.m. Joachim McNichols – Ken & Zita Lynch
Saturday, 8 July
5:15 p.m. Albertha Smit – Pat, Renée, Michael & Daniel Murphy
Sunday, 9 July
9:00 a.m. Eileen Garrah (1st Anniversary) – Gerry Garrah
11:00 a.m. People of the Parish
NEXT WEEK – 8-9 July 2017

Eucharistic Ministers

8 July
5:15 p.m.

S. McGrath
B. Greigson
L. Bickerstaffe
P. Rosales
A. Wilson
F. Carter
J. Garrah
A. Kelly

9 July
9:00 a.m.
C. Purcell
P. McCue
N. McCue
F. Lovie
M. Turkington
R. Audet
F. Cuvelier
D. Dennee

9 July
11:00 a.m.
A. Gerretsen
J. Gerretsen
T. Donoghue
L. Donoghue
J. Ferreira
L. Garrett
P. Greenwood
B. Krasna
8 July
5:15 p.m.
9 July
9:00 a.m.
9 July
11:00 a.m.

E. Drumm
M. Drumm
B. Evaristo
M. Sutton
A. Doctolero
K. Soriano
A. Hung

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.

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.


JUNIOR LITURGY Last Sunday, 25 June 2015, marked the final session of Junior Liturgy for the summer. Thank you to all who participated and to all who volunteered to assist each Sunday at the 9:00 and 11:00 a.m. Masses. We will resume on 10 September 2017, at the 9:00 and 11:00 a.m. Masses. Have a great summer.

CHOIR We wish to express a sincere thank you to the St. Joseph’s Sunday Choir for all their hard work and dedication over the past year. They contribute so much to the liturgy every week. We hope that they have a restful summer and we look forward to seeing you in September.

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, effective 1 August 2017.

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 express your good wishes.

SUMMER BULLETINS Because of summer vacations, and subsequent early submission of the bulletins in July, it was 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.

FIRST FRIDAY DEVOTION On Friday, 7 July 2017, adoration of the Blessed Sacrament will commence at 9:00 a.m. and continue until 5:00 p.m. You are encouraged to spend an hour with the Lord.

BUILDING FUND The monthly collection of the Building Fund will take place next weekend, 8-9 July 2017. Your support continues to make a difference. Thank you.

REGIOPOLIS-NOTRE DAME CATHOLIC HIGH SCHOOL used uniform donations are being accepted in the main office at the school. The Used Uniform Sale will take place on Wednesday, 12 July 2017, from 1:00-4:00 p.m., at the school. All proceeds are used to help students in the school.

SOCIAL & ECOLOGICAL JUSTICE GROUP MEETING is held on the 4th Friday of the month at 9:30 a.m. The next meeting will take place on Friday, 25 August 2017. 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 them again next year and prevent us from having to purchase additional bottles. Thank you for your support.
SAVE THE DATE 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, 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, 4 July 2017, at the Francis J. Spence Pastoral Centre, 390 Palace Road, and the topic will be, “Solutions to Daily Struggles.”

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.

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

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