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18th Sunday in Ordinary Time
31 July 2016

“Be on your guard against avarice of any kind.”


Life means more than food and the body more than clothing. True wealth and true life are found when we share God’s gifts.

Today’s Readings

First Reading: Ecclesiastes 1:2, 2:21-23

Life’s struggles are often felt to be in vain.

Second Reading: Colossians 3:1-5, 9-11

Heavenly life calls for a heavenly attitude.

Gospel: Luke 12:13-21

Wealth, selfishly desired, only leads to woe.

Monday, 1 August
5:15 p.m. Ken Stewart (17th Anniversary) & Russ Quinn (5th Anniversary) – Kay Stewart
Tuesday, 2 August
9:00 a.m. Sandra & Antonio Del Prete – Gennaro, Alberto & Maria Del Prete
Wednesday, 3 August
9:00 a.m. Cynthia Wood – Phyllis Lewis
10:30 a.m. Extendicare – Liturgy of the Word
Thursday, 4 August
9:00 a.m. Forgotten Souls in Purgatory – Chris Jones & Family
Friday, 5 August
10:00 a.m. Kingsdale Château – Alex Kelly – The Kelly Family
5:15 p.m. Manuel Casquilho – Iria Casquilho
Saturday, 6 August
5:15 p.m. Frane Vidovic – Neda Radic
Sunday, 7 August
9:00 a.m. Frank & Grace Garofalo – Josephine Saccon
11:00 a.m. People of the Parish

NEXT WEEK – 6-7 August 2016

Eucharistic Ministers

6 August
5:15 p.m.
P. Scott
E. D’Abreo
L. Bickerstaffe
I. Curry
D. Mazzolin
I. Stewart
A. Wilson
J. Garrah

7 August
9:00 a.m.
M. Cervenko
J. Koster
Dcn. Wojcik
G. Goncalves

K. Mulrooney
D. Neddow
T. Raine
M. Turkington

7 August
11:00 a.m.
C. Machado
F. Machado
S. Fragoso
M. Foley
J. Scott
M. Strong
I. Stewart
F. Asuncion

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

FIRST FRIDAY DEVOTION On Friday, 5August 2016, 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.

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!


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 by email, at, or by calling 613-548-4461.

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, visit or call Sandy Laneville at 613-774-2555, or Margie Ann McKinnon at 613-283-4213.

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 email, at, or by calling 613-548-4461.