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Sixteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

21 July 2019


“You worry and fret about so many things.”




“Make hospitality your special care,” says St. Paul in his letter to the Romans; today’s First Reading and Gospel illustrate this teaching with examples from the lives of Abraham and Jesus himself.  Are we generous with our welcome, both in our church communities and in our homes?


Todays Readings


First Reading: Genesis 18:1-10


Abraham gives his Lord a great welcome and is blessed by the Lord God in return.


Second Reading: Colossians 1:24-28


The mystery of Christ, hidden for generations, is now revealed to us all.


Gospel: Luke 10:38-42


Martha and Mary welcome Jesus into their home in their different ways.




Monday, 22 July

5:15 p.m.    Manuel Goncalves & Deceased Members of the Goncalves & Cosme Families – Grace Goncalves

Tuesday, 23 July

9:00 a.m.  Iria Casquilho – The Family

Wednesday, 24 July

9:00 a.m.  Sandra & Antonio Del Prete – Gennaro, Alberto & Family

10:30 a.m. Extendicare – Adele Maschi – Kerry Hiatala, Mary Jennings, Helen Jennings

Thursday, 25 July

 9:00 a.m. George Teves – Parents

Friday,  26 July

5:15  p.m.  Maureen Doyle – The Family

Saturday, 27 July

5:15 p.m. June Sears – The Family

Sunday, 28 July

9:00 a.m. Zita Fisher – Frank & Helen Dillon

11:00 a.m.  People of the Parish


NEXT WEEK 27-28 July 2019






Eucharistic Ministers





27 July

5:15 p.m.


Sr. L. Kearney

S. McGrath


J. Lachance

L. McKeown


L. Garrett

A. Kelly

R. Lachance

D. Mazzolin



28 July

9:00 a.m.


M. Cervenko

A. MacKinnon


G. Goncalves

N. Haunts


R. Emmons

S. Eves

T. McCue

D. Neddow



28 July

11:00 a.m.


Sr. D. Fournier

K. Burbank


K. Colwell



I. Stewart

P. Greenwood

B. Krasna

F. Asuncion






27 July

5:15 p.m.



28 July

9:00 a.m.



28 July

11:00 a.m.





F. Cao

A. Lett


T. Francis

B. Baker

R. Gumboc


A. Krasna

A. Doctolero

M. Stabback

M. Taylor



Please remember in your prayers the following: Alex C.; Rosa Macedo; Chandra Gibson; Joe Saccon; James Parsons; Rob Hurst; Jane Meeks; Marie McNeill; Judy Dowling; Ossie Fisher; Millie Lane; Kathleen Forsyth; Trudy Potvin.; John Dowling; Desmond Dowling; Marcus Hacault; Steve Bruce; Laure Unger; Joe Fonseca; Tom Loughheed; Lise Loughheed;

Annie Mastorakos.


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 Joanne McKeown.


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.






ARCHBISHOP MULHALLS PASTORAL LETTER is available to read on the Archdiocese of Kingston website,, or you may pick up a copy at the church entrances.


LOST AND FOUND We have collected a number of items throughout the church over the past months: keys, bus passes, earrings, necklaces, bracelets, rings, debit cards, hair clips, rosaries, hearing aid cleaning kit, clothing, etc.  If you have lost any of these items, please visit, or call, the parish office, to identify your valuables.  We wish to return them to their rightful owners.


JUNIOR LITURGY VOLUNTEERS NEEDED We are in need of volunteers for the 2019-2020 school year and invite anyone wishing to assist to call the parish office at 613-547-5004.  We particularly need volunteers 18+ to assist with the 11:00 a.m. Masses.  If any parents of children attending Junior Liturgy, or other parishioners, wish to help out, please let us know, so that we can continue this Sunday service.  You will be trained and will always have another volunteer with you.




“UNPLANNED” The movie “Unplanned” is coming to the Landmark Cinema, 120 Dalton Avenue, on Saturday, 27 July 2019, at 10:00 a.m.; doors open at 9:00 a.m.  This event is sponsored by Birthright. Tickets may be purchased from Marie Sardinha at 613-539-2348; Marnie Quirk at 613-549-2964, or Anna Freeman at 613-544-0166.  Please note, this film contains coarse language and scenes of medical trauma.  Parental discretion is strongly advised.


LEGION OF MARY If you are interested in starting a Legion of Mary at your church, or you know someone who would like to join us, please contact Cheryl Power, Legion of Mary Curia President at, or contact me at 613-929-0777.


SEPARATED AND/OR DIVORCED Are you, or someone you know, experiencing the trauma of a Separation and/or Divorce?  Come to the New Life Group Meeting,  a Catholic Ministry for the Separated and Divorced, on alternate Tuesday evenings.  The next one will take place on Tuesday, 23 July 2019, from 7:30-9:00 p.m., at Francis J. Spence Pastoral Centre, 390 Palace Road, Kingston.  This will be the Summer Social.  For information, call 613-548-4461.  All faith denominations welcome.


PILGRIMAGE TO SHRINE OF ST. ANN IN CORMAC on Sunday, 28 July 2019, with Archbishop Michael Mulhall and Fr. Brian J.T. Clarke.  The theme is, “Ordinary Disciples, Extraordinary Call.”  The principal Pilgrimage Mass will be celebrated at 11:00 a.m., with Archbishop Mulhall presiding, and a Mass of healing at 2:00 p.m.  Local priests will assist with the blessing of St. Ann’s oil.  A section of preferential seating in the shade will be given to those with lawn chairs.  Religious articles, St. Ann’s Mass League memberships, and food and refreshments will be available.  Everyone welcome!  For information, see


145TH ANNUAL PILGRIMAGE to the Shrines of Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupré and Cap-de-la-Madeleine on10-11 August 2019.  Our weekend Celebrant is Archbishop Terrence Prendergast, Archdiocese of Ottawa.  For information or reservations, call Mike Budge at 613-224-8110.  Space is limited; therefore, it is recommended that you reserve early.


65TH PILGRIMAGE to Our Lady of Knock Shrine, St. Malachy’s Church, Mayo, Quebec, on Sunday, 11 August 2019.  Contact Ellen at 819-986-3860 or Virginia at 819-281-6490 or to register, or for information.  Please see bulletin boards for poster.


WOMENS FALL RETREAT  Women of any age are invited to join us at our 10th annual Catholic Women’s Fall Retreat at Glen House Resort, Gananoque, on 20-22 September 2019.  The theme is, “Taste and See the Goodness of the Lord!” with speaker Dr. Anne Jamieson.  Break-out sessions, musical entertainment, delicious meals, accommodations and access to resort activities.  For information, or to register, call 613-989-5348, or go to, or contact Anne Caza.


  1. FRANCIS DE SALES – BLESSED SACRAMENT PARISH PRESENTS The Toronto Welsh Male Voice Choir at St. Francis de Sales Church, 19 Elmsley St. N., Smith Falls, on Saturday, 28 September 2019, at 7:00 p.m. Advance ticket sales only. Tickets available at Rideau River Music, 11 Main St. W., Smiths Falls, 613-283-1410, or contact the parish office at 613-283-0220. Cost is $20.00/person before 31 August; $25.00/person after 31 August.


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