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Seventeenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

29 July 2018


Jesus took the loaves, gave thanks, and gave them out…as much as was wanted.




In Jesus we see the overflowing love of the heart of the Father, wanting to feed and satisfy all people.


Todays Readings


First Reading: 2 Kings 4:42-44


Elisha trusts that the Lord will provide for the people.


Second Reading: Ephesians 4:1-6


Paul exhorts us to live out our baptismal calling in a true Christian spirit.


Gospel: John 6:1-15


Jesus feeds the five thousand, and all are satisfied.




Monday, 30 July

5:15 p.m.      Brady Faroldi – Nonna Gencarelli

Tuesday, 31 July

9:00 a.m.     Michelle Dubé Boucher – Peter & Chantal Boucher

Wednesday, 1 August

9:00 a.m.     Ken Stewart & Russ Quinn – Kay & Family

10:30 a.m.     Extendicare – Stephen MacKenzie – Antonia Russo

Thursday, 2 August

9:00 a.m.   George Wojcik – St. Joseph’s Parish Council

Friday,  3 August

10:00 a.m.   Kingsdale Château – Ernest Cupido – Christina Kennedy (moved from 6 July)

5:15  p.m.    Vince Maloney (3rd Anniversary) – The Family

Saturday, 4 August

5:15 p.m.   Jeannine Goudreau – Angus & Marguerite Grant

Sunday, 5 August

9:00 a.m.    Teresinha Medeiros – Herminio & Liseta Medeiros

11:00 a.m.     People of the Parish

NEXT WEEK 4-5 August 2018






Eucharistic Ministers





4 August

5:15  p.m.



H. Pasko

P. Kehoe

Deacon Wojcik


J. Bennett


L. Garrett

P. Greenwood

A. Kelly

R. Lachance



5 August

9:00 a.m.


M. McLaughlin

W. Cunningham

Deacon Wojcik


G. Goncalves


R. Audet

F. Cuvelier

D. Dennee

R. Emmons



5 August

11:00 a.m.


B. McIver

A. Doctolero

Deacon Wojcik


C. Kavanaugh


J. McLaren

M. Strong

F. Asuncion

B. Krasna






4 August

5:15 p.m.



5 August

9:00 a.m.



5 August

11:00 a.m.





F. Cao


F. Cao

C. Udovc


M. Farrell

M. Stabback

A. Krasna





Please remember in your prayers the following:  Helen Taillon; Yvonne Vickers; Kathy Veley; Tony Deodato; Ciara Ryckman; Jean Wells; Evangeline Talens; Jim McCarthy; Pauline Medora; Ron Teppett; Sheila Alarie; Millie Lane; Marie McNeil; Lauren Redwood; Judy Dowling; Harriet Hill; Jessica Gaulin; Luigi Nuvoloni; James Parsons; Robert Shaw; Shirley Adams; Taylor Emond; Steve Bruce; Theresa Nhidir;  Marcus Hacault; Sheila Allard.




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.




FIRST FRIDAY DEVOTION On Friday, 3 August 2018, 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.


BIRTHRIGHT A huge thank you for all who have returned their baby bottles.  There are still 47 left to be returned.  It is not too late to bring them back.  If you can, please do so as soon as possible, so that we might provide you with a grand total that was collected for our moms and babies.  May God bless you all.




PILGRIMAGE TO BASILICA OF OUR LADY OF GUADALUPE, MEXICO, PUEBLA, TAXCO AND ACAPULCO Under the spiritual guidance of Fr. Joseph Machaj and Fr. Jan Kusyk, this pilgrimage will take place from 10-20 October 2018.  REDUCED PRICE $2150.00 Canadian (tips and taxes are included).  Arrangement by Polish Travel Agency ME TOURS-MEXICO ENTERO.  For information, and to register, contact Fr. Joseph Machaj at 613-962-1092, or, or Fr. Jan Kusyk at 613-259-2155, or, or Deadline for registration is 5 August.


50TH ANNIVERSARY OF ORDINATION In the spirit of Christian Joy, you are cordially invited to attend an anniversary Mass and reception, as Reverend Malcolm F (Mac) Burke celebrates his 50th Anniversary of Ordination to the Priesthood on Sunday, 5 August 2018, at Cathedral of Saint Mary of the Immaculate Conception, 279 Johnson Street, Kingston, at 10:30 a.m., followed by a reception.  Congratulatory wishes may be sent to Father Mac Burke, 903-26 Leroy Grant Drive, Kingston, ON K7K 6X3.


SEPARATED AND/OR DIVORCED Are you, or is 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 meeting will take place on Tuesday, 7 August 2018.   The topic will be, “Healing Memories and Forgiveness, DVD/Discussion.”  For information, call 613-548-4461.  All faith denominations are welcome.


CURSILLO WEEKEND FOR WOMEN A Women’s Cursillo Weekend will be held on the weekend of 9-12 August, at Providence Spirituality Centre, Kingston.  For information, please contact Diane Foley at, or at 613-546-6224, or Lionel Ryan at or at 613-634-9588.


ANNUAL CEMETERY MASS will be held on Saturday, 25 August 2018, at 11:00 a.m., at St. Charles Borromeo Parish, Read, with a light lunch following in the parish hall.  Everyone welcome.  For information, contact the parish office at 613-396-2846.


PILGRIMAGE TO QUEBEC WITH HOLY FAMILY PARISH There are still some seats available for our pilgrimage to Quebec which will take place from Saturday-Monday, 25-27 August 2018, and will include visits to Saint Anne de Beaupre, the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Cape, Notre Dame des Victoires in Old Quebec and the shrine of S. Kateri Tekakwitha.  Friar Jim Fukes will be our chaplain/  The cost per person, double occupancy is $250, including transportation, hotel and breakfast.  The single rate is $320.  For information and, call Marie as soon as possible at 613‑547‑0878 or cell 613‑539‑2348.


GIVE LIFE CLINIC The Knights of Columbus, Amherstview Council 11524, need your help at their Blood Donor “GIVE LIFE CLINIC,” 28 August-4 September 2018.  Make your appointment today by calling 1-888-236-6283, or online at


ARCHDIOCESAN RETREAT for Separated & Divorced will take place on Friday evening, 14 September, and Saturday, 15 September 2018, at Providence Spirituality Centre.  The retreat, ‘Hope/Beauty from Ashes,’ facilitated by Sr. Denise Bérubé, cnd, will be a time of reflection, rest and spiritual nourishment.  Deadline for registration is 25 August 2018.  For information, contact the Family Ministry Office at or at 613-548-4461.


BE JOYFUL IN HOPE is the theme for the 9th Annual 2018 Women’s Fall Retreat, and  will take place 21-23 September  2018, at the Glen House Resort, Gananoque.  The Lay Faith Retreat Team, supported by the Archdiocese of Kingston, provides women with this opportunity for fellowship, praise, reflection and inspiration by Dr. Josephine Lombardy, breakout session, and entertainment by Fiddlehead Soup, all in a peaceful riverside setting.  There is limited room availability; so register soon.  For information, contact Annette Larmour at or  613‑258‑7885.


ANDRE REIU & HIS JOHANN STRAUSS ORCHESTRA Live in Ottawa on Thursday, 27 September 2018.  Our Lady of Lourdes is sponsoring a bus trip to see this wonderful performance at the Canadian Tire Centre in Ottawa.  The bus will leave the parking lot at Our Lady of Lourdes Church, 490 Days Road, Kingston, at 3:00 p.m.  Tickets are $215 per person (includes return trip to Ottawa on luxury coach, dinner at the Mandarin Restaurant in Kanata, admission to the concert, and a $40.00 tax receipt.  Tickets sell quickly; so act fast by calling Caroline Manley at 613-542-8473, or Theresa McKay at 613-389-3532.


WORKSHOP REDISCOVERING THE ART OF DYING with presenter Sister Nuala Kenny.  Doctor Nuala Kenny is a physician, ethicist, and former Nova Scotia Deputy Minister of Health.  She is an expert in palliative and end-of-life care.  The workshop will take place on Saturday, 13 October 2018, from 10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m., at Our Lady of Lourdes Church, 490 Days Road.  Registration is $10.00 (lunch included).

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