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11th Sunday in Ordinary Time
12 June 2016

“It is the man who is forgiven little who shows little love.”


Today Jesus shows us the power of divine forgiveness to reach out and touch those who feel most distant from God.

Today’s Readings

First Reading: 2 Samuel 12:7-10, 13

King David recognizes his sins, which have shown contempt for God. Yet God will forgive him.

Second Reading: Galatians 2:16, 19-21

Paul says that, if the law could have saved us, there would have been no point in Christ’s death upon the cross.

Gospel: Luke 7:36-8:3

Jesus shows how the greatest sinner, when forgiven by God, can show the greatest love.


Monday, 13 June
5:15 p.m. Joseph Sammon – Shirley & Sammon Family
Tuesday, 14 June
9:00 a.m. Elsa de la Fuente – Romy & Lily Ramos
Wednesday, 15 June
9:00 a.m. George Teves – Parents
10:30 a.m. Extendicare – Hugh Skelly – St. Joseph’s Choir
Thursday, 16 June
9:00 a.m. William Manley-Nobles – Tessie Nobles
Friday, 17 June
5:15 p.m. Mass of Thanksgiving – Amado & Marietta Marcial
Saturday, 18 June
5:15 p.m. Giovanni Circelli – The Family
Sunday, 19 June
9:00 a.m. Mass of Thanksgiving – Genevieve Vidal
11:00 a.m. People of the Parish


We have resumed our Summer Mass Schedule. The schedule of Masses is posted at each of the entrances for your convenience. Thank you for your understanding.

With the summer schedule, some previously scheduled Masses have been rescheduled. Office staff have attempted to contact those involved; but, if you have any questions, please contact the parish office at 613-547-5004.

NEXT WEEK – 18-19 June 2016

Eucharistic Ministers

18 June
5:15 p.m.
T. Couto
H. Couto
Dcn. Wojcik
J. Lachance
F. Carter
A. Kelly
R. Lachance
P. Scott

19 June
9:00 a.m.
P. McCue
C. Purcell
N. McCue
F. Lovie
K. Mulrooney
D. Neddow
T. Raine
M. Turkington

19 June
11:00 a.m.
Sr. D. Fournier
J. Fraser
L. Donoghue
T. Donoghue
J. McLaren
J. Scott
M. Strong
P. Tetro



18 June
5:15 p.m.
E. Drumm
M. Drumm
F. Jingsen Cao



19 June
9:00 a.m.
T. Francis
B. Evaristo
A. Cantarutti
C. Cantarutti
A. Baxby
B. Kasaboski


19 June
11:00 a.m.
A. Doctolero
K. Soriano
M. Brooks
B. Adamson
G. Goncalves

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.

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.

PILGRIMAGE TO SAINT MARY’S CATHEDRAL On Tuesday, 14 June 2016, you are invited to join other members of the parish as we go through the Holy Doors at the Cathedral. A bus will leave St. Joseph’s at 9:30 a.m., following the 9:00 a.m. Mass. We will meet at St. Mary’s Parish Centre to prepare to go through the doors, and pray the Stations of the Cross together, before the bus leaves at 11:15 a.m., to return to St. Joseph’s. If you prefer to take your own vehicle, you may meet us at the Parish Centre at 9:45 p.m. Please join us.

YEAR OF MERCY VOLUNTEER POSITIONS In this Year of Mercy, St. Joseph’s Parish will be showcasing a variety of volunteer possibilities.

CNIB KINGSTON – Volunteers(14+ years; 19+ to work with clients or client information) are needed for various services. Vision Mate Volunteers provide regular one-to-one assistance and companionship for blind or partially sighted persons. This could include reading, organizing, walking, assisting with errands and friendly visiting. Volunteers are also needed for the CNIB store. Contact Tracy Holland, Volunteer Coordinator at or by phone at 613-542-4975×5094.

LECTOR, EUCHARISTIC MINISTER & USHER SCHEDULE is ready for pick-up in the sacristy. If you are unavailable for your scheduled day, please use the phone list to find a replacement.

BUILDING FUND The monthly collection of the Building Fund will take place this weekend, 11-12 June 2016. Your support continues to make a difference. Thank you.

COINS FOR LIFE This weekend, 11-12 June 2016, containers will be available for you to take home after all Masses. Please fill them over the summer and return on 17-18 September 2016. Your spare change will help to fuel our efforts on behalf of Life. Please take a container if you wish to participate. Sponsored by Campaign Life Coalition 613-389-4472 or 613-382-1084.

SPIRITUAL INQUIRY The final “Spiritual Inquiry” gathering before the summer will be held on Thursday, 16 June 2016, from 7:00-8:30 p.m., in the parish hall. People attending may put forth questions regarding religion, faith or spirituality, share responses to questions/comments raised by others, or simply listen. Previous gatherings over the years have been insightful, inspiring and quite satisfying. Join us in this unstructured and informal evening of casual reflection. Tea and decaf coffee will be offered.

ST. VINCENT DE PAUL Food Bags will be distributed this weekend, 11-12 June 2016, for return on the weekend of 18-19 June 2016. Monetary donations are also gratefully accepted. Thank you for your continued support.

CATHOLIC WOMEN’S LEAGUE Our CWL “End-of-Season” Potluck is on Monday, 13 June 2016, after the 5:15 p.m. Mass, at 6:00 p.m. in the parish hall. Members will be on hand to take your food and keep it hot until all are gathered. Please note if there are any nuts, etc. in desserts, and whether your main item is vegetarian. We are looking forward to having a fun time. See you there….

The Fancy Hat Tea Party on Saturday, 4 June, was a great success. The Committee wishes to thank those ladies who participated in all their various ways: the food and service were excellent! All the proceeds will be given to Hospice Kingston in this, the Year of Mercy.

EDUCATION OF SEMINARIANS A special Diocesan collection for the Education of Seminarians will be taken up next weekend, 18-19 June 2016. This collection will be forwarded to the Archdiocese no later than11 July 2016. Thank you for your generosity.

ST. JOSEPH PARISH YOUTH GROUP meets monthly for fun, faith-based activities. All interested youth, grade 4 and up, are invited to join us. For information, or to join, please contact Alison at 613-536-5771 or Angela at 613-547-8116.

BIRTHRIGHT thanks all parishioners who took home a baby bottle on Mothers’ Day. Please return all baby bottles on Fathers’ Day weekend. Thank you for your support.

HOSPITALITY SUNDAY The next Hospitality Sunday will take place on Sunday, 26 June 2016, after the 9:00 and 11:00 a.m. Masses, and will be hosted by the Catholic Women’s League. Please join us for fellowship after Mass.


CURSILLISTAS You are invited to an ULTREYA on Sunday, 12 June 2016, at St. Patrick School, 158 Patrick Street, at 2:00 p.m. It will consist of a witness talk, response, small groups, music, prayer and refreshments. All Cursillistas are invited to renew old friendships and meet fellow Cursillistas. For information, contact Mike & Diane at 613-546-6224,, or Neil & Margaret at, or call 613-498-1702.

FEAST DAY OF ST. JOSEMARIA ESCRIVA You and your family are cordially invited to a Solemn Mass to celebrate the Feast Day of St. Josemaria Escriva, founder of Opus Dei (, on Thursday, 23 June 2016, at 7:30 p.m., at St. Mary’s Cathedral. Archbishop O’Brien will celebrate the Mass. Light refreshments to follow.

STEAK BBQ will be held on Saturday, 25 June 2016, from 5:00-7:00 p.m., at St. Paul the Apostle Parish Hall, 1111 Taylor-Kidd Boulevard. Cost is $15.00/person or $50.00/family (Maximum 5 adults); Children 12 and under eat for FREE (hotdogs). Dine-in or take-out. Sponsored by Knights of Columbus, Council #9652.

ROAST BEEF DINNER hosted by Sacred Heart of Jesus Parish, 2905 Westport Road, Bedford, will be held on Saturday, 16 July 2016, from 4:00-7:00 p.m. Homemade pies and cheesecakes will be served. There will be a Silent Auction and Jeff Code & Silver Wings Band will entertain you. Lots of fun for children with a petting zoo, air castle, Mickey & Minnie Mouse, face painting, cotton candy, games and prizes. Adults: $15.00; Children: $5.00.