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Eleventh Sunday in Ordinary Time

17 June 2018


This is what the kingdom of God is like.




The kingdom of God is among us, but is not easy to see.  Yet, look again with eyes of faith and you will see it everywhere.


Todays Readings


First Reading: Ezekiel 17:22-24


All that is life flourishes by the power of God who creates and sustains us.


Second Reading: 2 Corinthians 5:6-10


In faith we focus our life on Christ Jesus, on his justice and his love.


Gospel: Mark 4:26-34


The reign of God is utterly certain.  God’s kingdom grows in our midst.



Monday, 18 June

5:15 p.m.     Onofre Linsangan – Roger & Lorna Castro

Tuesday, 19 June

9:00 a.m.    Flora Aquin – Tetro Family

Wednesday, 20 June

9:00 a.m.    Maria Reia – Helena Music & Family

10:30 a.m. Extendicare – Liturgy of the Word

Thursday, 21 June

9:00 a.m.    Sandra & Antonio Del Prete – Gennaro & Alberto & Family

Friday,  22 June

5:15  p.m.  Kathleen & Malcolm Johnstone – Johnstone Family

Saturday, 23 June

5:15 p.m.    Jack Coleman – Audrey McCue

Sunday, 24 June

9:00 a.m.   Souls in Purgatory – Iria Casquilho

11:00 a.m.   People of the Parish


NEXT WEEK -23-24  June 2018






Eucharistic Ministers





23 June

5:15  p.m.



S. Ottenhof

M. Peck

Deacon Wojcik


M. Musiol


I. Stewart

A. Kelly

P. Greenwood

P. Scott



24 June

9:00 a.m.


Sr. Kalchbrenner

M. Cervenko


B. Earle

F. Lovie


R. Emmons

S. Eves

T. McCue

D. Neddow



24 June

11:00 a.m.


M. Farrell

C. Kavanaugh


T. Donoghue

L. Donoghue


J. McLaren

M. Strong

L. Garrett

D. Kurman






23 June

5:15 p.m.



24 June

9:00 a.m.



24 June

11:00 a.m.





M. Drumm

S. Drumm

A. Lett


B. Evaristo

R. Gumboc

H. Watt


M. Farrell


A. Krasna








P. Bullock

M. Downey


D. Deptuck

A. Doctolero

G. Goncalves



Please remember in your prayers the following:  Helen Taillon; Yvonne Vickers; Kathy Veley; Tony Deodato; Ciara Ryckman; Jean Wells; Evangeline Talens; Jim McCarthy; Keith Froats; Pauline Medora; Ron Teppett; Marcus Hacault; 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.




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.




EDUCATION OF SEMINARIANS A special Diocesan collection for the Education of Seminarians will be taken up on this weekend  16-17 June 2018.  This collection will be forwarded to the Archdiocese no later than 13 July 2018. Thank you.


COINS FOR LIFE On 23-24 June 2018, containers will be available for you to take home after all Masses.  Please fill the containers over the summer and return them on 22-23 September 2018.  Your spare change will help to fuel our efforts on behalf of life.  Sponsored by Campaign Life Coalition – 613-389-4472 or 613-382-1084.


HOSPITALITY SUNDAY The next Hospitality Sunday will take place on Sunday, 24 June 2018, after the 9:00 & 11:00 a.m. Masses.  If you are able to provide snacks, please sign up at the entrances.  Please join us in the parish hall for fellowship and refreshments.


JUNIOR LITURGY The last day for Junior Liturgy before the summer break will be Sunday, 24 June 2018.  We are in need of volunteers for the 2018-2019 school year and invite anyone wishing to assist to call the parish office at 613-547-5004.  We particularly need volunteers 18+ to assist with the 11:00 a.m. Masses.  If any parents of children attending Junior Liturgy, or other parishioners, wish to help out, please let us know so that we can continue this Sunday service.  You will be trained and will always have another volunteer with you.


50TH ANNIVERSARY OF ORDINATION On the occasion of Archbishop O’Brien’s 50th Anniversary of Ordination to the Priesthood, the Archdiocese of Kingston would like to invite parishioners of the Archdiocese to join the Archbishop as he celebrates a Mass of Thanksgiving at 10:30 a.m., on Sunday, 24 June 2018, at St. Mary’s Cathedral in Kingston.  An old fashioned luncheon and tea will follow under tents on the lawn of the Cathedral.  All are most welcome.  To assist in the organization of this special event, if you are planning to attend, please send an email to


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




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, 21 June 2018, at 7:30 p.m., at St. Mary’s Cathedral, presided by Archbishop O’Brien.  For information go to


VOLUNTEERS NEEDED!  Totus Tuus Catholic Summer Camp is looking for volunteers.  We are looking for high school teens and adults of all ages to assist with supervision, and to have fun with campers during lunch break.  Hours for volunteers will be 8:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m., the weeks of 9-13 and 16-20 July.  We are also looking for volunteers to help by donating meals for the young adult missionaries. Please contact Nadia at, or at 613-484-2446.


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, 19 June 2018, at the Francis J. Spence Pastoral Centre, 390 Palace Road. The topic will be, “Nurturing New Life.”


8 WING CONCERT Come and join us at St. Joseph’s Church, 399 Victoria Avenue, Belleville, on Wednesday, 20 June 2018, for an amazing 8 Wing Concert.  Free will offering will be gratefully accepted at the main entrance.  Doors open at 7:00 p.m., concert starts at 7:30 p.m., seats are first come, first served.  Funds raised are dedicated to support five local Syrian families who are associated with the United Syrian Family Support – Belleville.  See you there!!!


STEUBENVILLE TORONTO Calling all teens in Grades 8‑12! Join over 1500 youth from across Ontario in attending an amazing high school youth conference, on 13-15 July 2018, UOIT Campus in Oshawa.  For information, you may contact Nadia Gundert at


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


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.


PILGRIMAGE TO QUEBEC Holy Family Parish is making this pilgrimage on 25-27 August 2018.  It will include a visit to Saint Anne de Beaupré, the Cathedral of Notre Dame du Cap, Notre Dame des Victoires in Old Quebec and the shrine of Saint Kateri Tekakwitha.  Estimated cost is $250-$300 per person, double occupancy, including transportation, hotel and breakfast.  Call Marie at 613-539-2348 for information.


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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