Seventeenth Sunday in Ordinary Time
30 July 2017
“The kingdom of heaven is like treasure hidden in a field.”
What do we truly value in our lives? Let us cherish the beauty of human life, the splendour of creation and the joy of living in the love of God the creator.
First Reading: 1 Kings 3:5, 7-12
God offers Solomon a gift and is pleased when he chooses the gift of wisdom and discernment.
Second Reading: Romans 8:28-30
God works in all things for good and intends us to be images of the Son.
Gospel: Matthew 13:44-52
The kingdom of God is compared to a treasure hidden in a field, a pearl of great price and a plentiful haul of fish.
MASSES FOR THE WEEK
Monday, 31 July
5:15 p.m. Ron Price – Nubelia Rosner
Tuesday, 1 August
9:00 a.m. Ken Stewart & Russ Quinn – Kay & Family
Wednesday, 2 August
9:00 a.m. Edi Ongaro – Mrs. Bidinost
10:30 a.m. Extendicare – Jane Wilson – Terry & Mary Spittler
Thursday, 3 August
9:00 a.m. Hermina Lawlor – Denise & Aileen Irvine
Friday, 4 August
10:00 a.m. Kingsdale Château – Rita Hilton – Mrs. Frances Dwyer
5:15 p.m. Intentions of Anne & Leon Garrett (60th Wedding Anniversary)
Saturday, 5 August
5:15 p.m. Helen Murphy – The Family
Sunday, 6 August
9:00 a.m. Vince Maloney (2nd Anniversary) – The Family
11:00 a.m. People of the Parish
NEXT WEEK – 5-6 August 2017
PRAYERS FOR THOSE WHO ARE ILL
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; Kim Emond; Freeman Shupe; Kathleen Forsyth.
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.
PRAYERS FOR THE DECEASED
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: 3:30 p.m. Divine Mercy Prayers
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.
FAREWELL RECEPTION FOR FR. FRANCIS ZAMBON
This week will be a time of transition in our 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 Parish, Trenton.
An opportunity will be provided to express our gratitude to Fr. Francis at the 11:00 a.m. Mass this Sunday, 30 July. Immediately after the celebration of the Eucharist, we will have a reception on the parish lawn so that you may offer your good wishes.
Beginning 1 August, St. Joseph’s will welcome Fr. James Quirk as Associate Pastor. Fr. Quirk has been ministering at St. Barnaby’s Parish in Brewers Mills and is Director of the Marriage Tribunal for the Archdiocese. He will continue his work at the Marriage Tribunal after his transition to St. Joseph’s.
An opportunity will be provided to welcome Fr. Quirk and his family within the next few weeks.
FIRST FRIDAY DEVOTION On Friday,4 August 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.
SOCIAL & ECOLOGICAL JUSTICE GROUP will hold the next meeting on Friday, 25 August 2017, at 9:30 a.m. Please join us in the parish hall.
DAY OF REFLECTION & RENEWAL for all involved in ministry will take place on Saturday, 30 September 2017, from 10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m., at Providence Spirituality Centre, Kingston. 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 of $10.00 includes lunch. For information, or to register, contact Gorette, at 613-548-4461 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
PARTNERS IN MISSION FOOD BANK wishes to thank the parishioners of St. Joseph’s Parish for the donations of $2,950.00, 4 boxes and 115 bags of food, between April and June 2017. The support that was received allows them to continue to serve those less fortunate.
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, 1 August 2017, at the Francis J. Spence Pastoral Centre, 390 Palace Road. The topic will be, “Coping with Others: Looking at Self.”
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 this Sunday, 30 July, beginning with Mass at 10:30 a.m., followed by a reception on the Cathedral lawn. All are welcome to attend.
LATIN MASS will be celebrated on 6 August and 3 September 2017, at St. James’ Chapel of The Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception of Mary, at 3:00 p.m. Father Brian Price will preside. All are welcome.
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 beaupre.com.
GALA 2017 Queen’S MBA Charity Gala is a student-run initiative that aims to make a difference within the Kingston community by supporting a local charity or philanthropic cause. The event seeks to bring those from within and outside Kingston together for a night filled with fun, entertainment and celebration. This year’s recipient will be the St. Vincent de Paul Society of Kingston. It will be held on Thursday, 31 August 2017, starting with cocktails at 6:00 p.m., at The Harbour Restaurant. Tickets are $75.00 per person; or $700 per table. For information, contact email@example.com.
DUC IN ALTUM registrations are being accepted for young adults wishing to join the Archdiocesan youth for the 2017-2018 year. If you know any who are in their 20s and 30s, please encourage them to come to the information night, which will take place in early September, or to contact Nadia in the youth office, at 613-548-446. We are grateful for the prayers and support during our first year! So many graces and blessings from our experience! You may also find information at https://www.kingstonvocations.com/duc-in-altum.
CONFERENCE IN KINGSTON We are called to hear and reflect on the Word of God to become more deeply the word of God ourselves and to proclaim it by our lives. This gathering will focus on the role of the Word of God in our lives as Catholics. We shall explore the place God’s Word has in the preparation for Baptism, Confirmation and first sharing in Holy Communion, as well as the implications of having the Word of God at the heart of the initiation process (RCIA). This event is for all baptized, especially those preparing to celebrate Sacraments of Initiation, on Friday, 15 September 2017, from 7:00-9:00 p.m.; and Saturday, 16 September 2017, from 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m., at the Providence Spirituality Centre, 1200 Princess Street, Kingston. Cost for commuters is $50.00. For information, please see Archdiocese of Kingston/Liturgy website, or call the Liturgy office at 613-548-4461.
WOMEN’S FALL RETREAT will take place on 15-17 September 2017. Information may be obtained from the leaflets on the church bulletin boards or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
PILGRIMAGE TO SAINT-MARIE AMONG THE HURONS & MARTYR SHRINE IN MIDLAND on 16 September 2017, hosted by St. Barnaby’s Catholic Women’s League. Coach bus leaves St. Barnaby’s at 7:00 a.m. Cost is $50.00 per person, but may be reduced, depending on fundraising efforts. This is a family trip, and there will be plenty of room on the bus for strollers, or for coolers for picnic lunches. Contact Stephanie at StBarnabyCWL@gmail.com to register.