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Fourteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time
9 July 2017

“You will find rest for your souls.”


Jesus reveals to us the tenderness of the Father, inviting us into a loving embrace. We, in turn, can emulate this by being a people of compassion and hospitality.

Today’s Readings

First Reading: Zechariah 9:9-10

The prophet shares a vision of the forthcoming joyful reign of a servant king and calls all to be jubilant in anticipation.

Second Reading: Romans 8:9, 11-13

We are called to live a life according to the spirit of the living God, who resides in each one of us and makes us God’s sons and daughters.

Gospel: Matthew 11:25-30

Jesus knows the heart of the Father and reflects that tenderness to all, who, drawn low by the pressure of life, trust in him.


Monday, 10 July
5:15 p.m. Flavio Zegarra – Victoria Zegarra
Tuesday, 11 July
9:00 a.m. Deceased Members of the Nadal Family – Mrs. Bidinsost
Wednesday, 12 July
9:00 a.m. Deceased Members of the Lee & Kwak Families – Rosa Kwak
10:30 a.m. Extendicare – Ronald Francis – Denise & Mike Sammon
Thursday, 13 July
9:00 a.m. Aldo Lant – Agostina Lant
Friday, 14 July
5:15 p.m. Albertha Smit – Jessie Chisholm
Saturday, 15 July
5:15 p.m. Henry Oostrom – Rika Blakslee
Sunday, 16 July
9:00 a.m. Vu Van My Vincente – The Family
11:00 a.m. People of the Parish
NEXT WEEK – 15-16 July 2017

Eucharistic Ministers

15 July
5:15 p.m.

S. Ottenhof
C. Jones
Deacon Wojcik
J. Lachance
S. Peck
P. Scott
I. Stewart
A. Wilson

16 July
9:00 a.m.
S. Balemba
D. Balemba
Deacon Wojcik
M-A. Wojcik
D. Neddow
T. Raine
M. Turkington
R. Audet

16 July
11:00 a.m.
K. Burbank
N. Balla
Deacon Wojcik
K. Colwell
F. Asuncion
J. Ferreira
J. McLaren
P. Greenwood
15 July
5:15 p.m.
16 July
9:00 a.m.
16 July
11:00 a.m.

O. Gowsell
A. Cantarutti
C. Cantarutti
C. Watts
R. Watts
I. Watts
A. Doctolero
K. Soriano
A. Hung

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.

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.

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: 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 The next few weeks will be a time of transition in this 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, Trenton.

An opportunity will be provided to express our gratitude to Fr. Francis at the 11:00 a.m. Mass on Sunday, 30 July 2017. Immediately after the celebration of the Eucharist, we will have a reception on the parish lawn so that you may offer your good wishes.

SUMMER BULLETINS Because of summer vacations, and subsequent early submission of the bulletins in July, it was 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.

BUILDING FUND The monthly collection of the Building Fund will take place this weekend, 8-9 July 2017. Your support continues to make a difference. Thank you.

REGIOPOLIS-NOTRE DAME CATHOLIC HIGH SCHOOL used uniform donations are being accepted in the main office at the school. The Used Uniform Sale will take place on Wednesday, 12 July 2017, from 1:00-4:00 p.m., at the school. All proceeds are used to help students in the school.

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.

BIRTHRIGHT Thank you to all parishioners who returned a baby bottle on Father’s Day; there are currently a number of baby bottles still waiting to be returned. If you have one at home, please return as soon as possible, even if it isn’t full, so that we might use them again next year and prevent us from having to purchase additional bottles. Thank you for your support.

SAVE THE DATE on Saturday, 30 September 2017, from 10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m., at Providence Spirituality Centre, there will be a Day of Reflection and Renewal for all involved in Ministry. 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 is $10.00, and includes lunch. For more information, and to register, please contact Gorett at the Catholic Pastoral Centre, by calling 613-548-4461, or email


ROAST BEEF DINNER will be held at Sacred Heart of Jesus, 2905 Westport Road, Bedford, on Saturday, 15 July 2017, from 4:00-7:00 p.m. Roast beef dinner, homemade pies and cheesecakes for $15.00 Adults; $5.00 Children. Lots of free fun for the children; petting zoo, air castle, Mickey & Minnie Mouse, face painting, cotton candy, kids games with prizes. Silent Auction and Jeff Code & Silver Wings Band. Come one, come all.

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, 18 July 2017, at the Francis J. Spence Pastoral Centre, 390 Palace Road. This will be our “Summer Social.” Details to follow.

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 on Sunday, 30 July 2017, beginning with Mass at 10:30 a.m., followed by a reception on the Cathedral lawn. All are welcome to attend.

CAMP CAMINO for girls ages 10-13 and 14-16, at Providence Point Campground, Lanark, 5-11 August 2017. Cost is $450.00; discounts and bursaries are available. Register at

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

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. Please check, for information. We are so grateful for the prayers and support during our first year! So many graces and blessings from our experience.

WOMEN’S FALL RETREAT will take place on 15-17 September 2017. Information may be obtained from the leaflets at the church bulletin boards or at

AN EVENING OF TASTING On Saturday, 30 September 2017, from 6:30-9:30 p.m., Our Lady of Lourdes Parish, 490 Days Road, will host a fundraiser for the restoration of the parish buildings: wine from the world, scotch from Scotland and delicacies from our kitchens and a silent auction, at Our Lady of Lourdes Parish Hall. Cost is $45.00. For information, call 613-389-3532, 613-389-1276, or 613-389-4368.