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17th Sunday in Ordinary Time
24 July 2016

“Give us each day our daily bread.”


At Mass today we recognize how generous our God is to us, but also how we are called to treat God with the respect and trust that is due to a loving parent.

Today’s Readings

First Reading: Genesis 18:20-32

Abraham beseeches God to have mercy on the sinful city.

Second Reading: Colossians 2:12-14

Paul reflects on what God has done for us through our baptism.

Gospel: Luke 11:1-13

Prayer means trusting God to be a loving father.


Monday, 25 July
5:15 p.m. Maureen Doyle – Ed Lanigan
Tuesday, 26 July
9:00 a.m. Deceased Members of the Nadal Family – The Family
Wednesday, 27 July
9:00 a.m. June Sears – The Family
10:30 a.m. Extendicare – Liturgy of the Word
Thursday, 28 July
9:00 a.m. Lucy & Carmine Circelli – Josephine Saccon
Friday, 29 July
5:15 p.m. Luisa Praticante – The Family
Saturday, 30 July
5:15 p.m. Brady Faroldi – George & Ella Stoparczyk
Sunday, 31 July
9:00 a.m. Mavis Bracken – Dave & Flo Gilhen
11:00 a.m. People of the Parish

NEXT WEEK – 30-31 July 2016

Eucharistic Ministers

30 July
5:15 p.m.
A. Pattenden
G. Pattenden
Dcn. Wojcik
J. Saunders
F. Carter
A. Kelly
R. Lachance
P. Scott

31 July
9:00 a.m.
C. Purcell
B. Kasaboski
B. Earle
S. Eves

D. Dennee
R. Emmons
S. Eves
T. McCue

24 July
11:00 a.m.
Sr. Fournier
M. Meagher
T. Donoghue
L. Donoghue
P. Greenwood
B. Krasna
J. McLaren
J. Scott

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.

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 HUMANE SOCIETY- is dedicated to protecting, providing shelter and saving the lives of Kingston’s and surrounding area’s wildlife and pet community. Open all year round, volunteers (18+) are needed for various services, including dog walking, cat cuddling, administration, driving. For information, call 613-546-1291, or download the online volunteer form for details; or apply at

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.

LEGION OF MARY PRAYER REQUEST CARD If you have any prayer requests or needs, please let us know and let us pray for you by filling out a Prayer Request Card, found at each of the entrances, and placing it in the box indicated in the St. Joseph’s Room. Submit as many prayer requests as you wish!


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

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, 2 August 2016. The topic will be “Coping with Others: Accepting Ourselves.” For information, contact the Family Ministry Office at 613-548-4461, or by email at

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

THE TRAGICALLY HIP CONCERT RAFFLE TICKETS St. John’s Church, 88 Patrick Street, Kingston, is holding a raffle for two tickets for The Tragically Hip concert on 20 August 2016. Cost is $10.00 each. Draw will be on 13 August, at 5:30 p.m., at St. John Church. Ticket sale dates are 4 August, from 4:00-7:00 p.m.; 7 August, from 2:00-5:00 p.m.; and 8 August, from 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m., at the church. Proceeds will go to the church. Tickets are non-transferable. Only 3500 tickets printed. Must be 18 or older to purchase.

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.

ARCHDIOCESAN ANNUAL RETREAT FOR 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 by calling 613-548-4461 or at