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Fourteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

8 July 2018


A prophet is only despised in his own country.




St. Paul teaches us that God’s grace is enough for us, for God’s power is at its best in our weakness.


Todays Readings


First Reading: Ezekiel 2:2-5


Whether they listen or not, the rebels will know that there is a prophet among them.


Second Reading: 2 Corinthians 12:7-10


It is when he is weak that Paul is strong, through the grace of Christ dwelling in him.


Gospel: Mark 6:1-6


Jesus is amazed at people’s lack of faith.




Monday, 9 July

5:15 p.m.     George Wojcik – Anne & Leon Garrett

Tuesday, 10 July

9:00 a.m.    Joan Amodeo – Michael Amodeo

Wednesday, 11 July

9:00 a.m.    Eileen Garrah (2nd Anniversary) – Jerry Garrah

10:30 a.m. Extendicare – Intentions of Basil and Helen Hanley – St. Joseph’s Choir

Thursday, 12 July

9:00 a.m.    Flavio Zegarra – Victoria Zegarra

Friday,  13 July

5:15  p.m.  Aldo Lant – Agostina Lant

Saturday, 14 July

5:15 p.m.    Emma Toffolo – Toffolo Family

Sunday, 15 July

9:00 a.m.   George Wojcik – Grace & Dwight Neddow

11:00 a.m.   People of the Parish



NEXT WEEK 14-15 July 2018






Eucharistic Ministers





14 July

5:15  p.m.



P. Kehoe

O. Gowsell

Deacon Wojcik


T. Murphy


I. Stewart

D. Mazzolin

A. Kelly

P. Scott



15 July

9:00 a.m.


W. Cunningham

P. Kingston

Deacon Wojcik


M-A. Wojcik


D. Neddow

T. Raine

M. Turknigton

R. Audet



15 July

11:00 a.m.


Sr. D. Fournier

D. Fernandes

Deacon Wojcik


M. Foley


F. Asuncion

J. Ferreira

P. Greenwood

I. Stewart






14 July

5:15 p.m.



15 July

9:00 a.m.



15 July

11:00 a.m.





F. Cao


I. Watts

C. Udovc

E. Foley


A. Doctolero

M. Doctolero

K. Soriano





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.




THANK YOU to those parishioners who have brought donations of food to the rectory for the priests.  We have a number of containers, plates and pans in the parish office cleaned and ready for you to pick up.  Please drop in to pick yours up today.


BUILDING FUND  The monthly collection of the Building Fund will take place this weekend, 7-8 July 2018.  Your support continues to make a difference, especially this year as we continue with the roof replacement.  Thank you.




ANNUAL CHICKEN BBQ AND RAFFLE will take place on Saturday, 14 July 2018, from 4:00-7:00 p.m., at the Church of the Annunciation of Blessed Virgin Mary, Enterprise.  Cost: $15.00 for Adults; $6.00 for students (7-12); Free for children under 6.  Mass will be celebrated at 4:00 p.m.  All are welcome; come and enjoy a fabulous dinner, with our raffle draw taking place at 7:00 p.m.  This will go ahead, rain or shine.  Church and hall are accessible.


CHOIR FROM FRANCE visits St. Mary’s Cathedral.   Les Petits Chanteurs de Bordeaux, France, a 55-voice choir of boys and young men, ages 7-20, is celebrating its 70th anniversary with a tour to Québec and Ontario.  There are two opportunities to hear the choir: during the 10:30 a.m. Mass on Sunday, 15 July 2018, or at a family-friendly concert at 2:30 p.m.  A free-will offering will be taken at the concert to benefit the choir and St. Mary’s Cathedral.  CDs will be available for purchase, following the concert.  For more information, visit or contact Jeffrey Moellman, Director of Music, at or 613-546-5521, ext. 7.


ROAST BEEF DINNER will be held at Sacred Heart of Jesus, 2905 Westport Road, Bedford, on Saturday, 14 July 2018, from 4:00-7:00 p.m.  Jeff Code and Silver Wings Band will entertain.  Silent auction, lots of free fun for the children, petting zoo, air castle and lots more.  Cost is: $15.00 for Adults; $5.00 for children.


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, 17 July 2018.  This will be our Summer Social.  For information, call 613-548-4461.  All faith denominations are welcome.


CELEBRATION OF A CENTURY You are invited to attend an Open House in celebration of Edward James Lannigan’s 100th Birthday, on Saturday, 28 July 2018, from 2:00-4:00 p.m., at the Rockport Recreation Hall, Rockport.


PILGRIMAGE TO SHRINE OF ST. ANN IN CORMAC Plan to attend the 80th Annual pilgrimage to the Shrine of St. Ann in Cormac on Sunday, 29 July 2018, with Bishop Michael Mulhall and Fr. Denis Lemeiux.  The theme will be, “The Way of the Listening Heart.”  Mass will be celebrated at 11:00 a.m.; and a Mass of healing will be celebrated at 2:00 p.m.  Local priests will be assisting with the blessing with St. Ann’s oil.  A section of preferential seating in the shade will be given to those with lawn chairs.  Religious articles, St. Ann’s Mass League membership, and food and refreshments will be available.  Everyone welcome!.  For further information, please see


ANNUAL PARISH SUPPER will be held on Sunday, 29 July 2018, from 3:30-6:30 p.m., at Sacred Heart of Jesus Parish, Marmora.  The cost for the BBQ Beef & Pork supper is $15.00 for adults; $5.00 for children between the ages of 6-12 years; Free for children under six.  For information, please contact Dorothy Meehan at 613-472-5638.


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.  Cost is $2300.00 Canadian (tips and taxes are included).  Arrangement by Polish Travel Agency ME TOURS-MEXICO ENTERO.  For information, and to register, please 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 2018.


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 more information, contact the parish office at 613-396-2846.


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


WOMENS FALL RETREAT will take place 21-23 September  2018, at the Glen House Resort, Gananoque.  There is limited room availability; so register early.  For more information, contact Annette Larmour at 613‑258‑7885 or visit


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).  More details will follow; please save the date.

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