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17th Sunday in Ordinary Time

26 July 2015


“Jesus climbed the hillside.”




On a hillside by the Sea of Galilee a small boy offers five barley loaves and two fish. With these Jesus feeds the multitude of people gathered there. It is a sign both of the Eucharist and of the kingdom of heaven.


Todays Readings


First Reading: 2 Kings 4:42-44


By multiplying the loaves, Elisha shows that he is a prophet like Moses, through whom God fed the people in the desert.


Second Reading: Ephesians 4:1-6


Paul stresses that the gifts that unite us in Christ are to be activated in love for one another.


Gospel: John 6:1-15


In his account of the multiplication of the loaves and fishes, John alludes symbolically to the Eucharist.




Monday, 27 July

9:00 a.m. Cancelled

5:15 p.m. June Sears – The Family

Tuesday, 28 July

9:00 a.m. George Teves – Parents

5:15 p.m. Cancelled

Wednesday, 29 July

9:00 a.m.        Betty Griffin (1st Annivarsary) – Cotnam Family

10:30 a.m.        Extendicare – Helen Wright – Doris Clemens

5:15 p.m. Cancelled

Thursday, 30 July

9:00 a.m. Gino Bidinost – Mrs. Bidinost & Family

5:15 p.m.         Cancelled

Friday,  31 July

9:00 a.m. Cancelled

5:15 p.m. Hart Fowler – Ray & Maureen Doyle

Saturday, 1 August

9:00 a.m.         Cancelled

5:15 p.m.         Ken Stewart (16th Anniversary) & Russ Quinn (4th Anniversary) – Kay & Family

Sunday, 2 August

9:00 a.m.  Manuel Casquilho – Iria Casquilho

11:00 a.m.        People of the Parish




NEXT WEEK – 1-2 August 2015












1 Aug.

5:15 p.m.


E. D’Abreo

M. Cervenko

Deacon Wojcik


J. Lachance


P. Scott

I. Stewart

A. Wilson

G. Pattenden



2 Aug.

9:00 a.m.


C. Purcell

M. McLaughlin


N. Haunts

S. Eves


K. Mulrooney

D. Neddow

T. Raine

M. Turkington



2 Aug.

11:00 a.m.


Sr. D. Fournier

S. Shamba


N. Balla

R. Kwak


B. Krasna

J. Mekarski

J. Ferreira

I. Stewart



Please remember in your prayers the following: Kerry Kozak; Terry Kot; Gerald Levesque; Hermina Lawlor; Donald Jackson; Carolyn Curry; Neil Oosterman; Kevin Kimmett; Tony Deodato; Jean Wells; Ciara Ryckman; Eileen Garrah; Paul Kozak; Jack Pattenden; Charles Virgin; Ashley Padvaiskas; June Emmons Church; Frances Dwyer; Joe Verner; Donna Verner.


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 Rosel Schmalz.


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.




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.



BABY BOTTLES In May you were invited to take home a baby bottle, put some money in towards Birthright’s efforts to help babies and moms. If you could please return you bottles with or without money (but every Toonie helps), we would be most appreciative. There are still 38 bottles to be returned; so you are not alone. If we do not receive the bottles back, we have to buy more, which defeats the purpose. Thank you for your understanding.


PARTNERS IN MISSION FOOD BANK wishes to thank parishioners of St. Joseph’s for your generous donations of $1630.00 and 121 bags of food over the past few months. In 2014, they delivered the most hampers in their history, with 11,734 orders given out to clients. There is no indication that 2015 will be any less, as they are already showing an increase from last year, as well an increased number in clients who have not been here for several years.


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 4 August 2015, at 7:30 p.m. This week’s topic will be “Happiness Is…”, which will be Group Facilitated. For further information, contact the Family Ministry Office at or at 613-548-4461.


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


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 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,, 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,, or 613-542-8826. 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 at 613-542-8473 or Theresa at the parish office at 613-389-3532


SIXTH ANNUAL WOMEN’S 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 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

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