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The Most Holy Body & Blood of Christ
18 June 2017

“Whoever eats me will draw life from me.”


“I am the living bread,” says the Lord. We gather round the table of the altar to be nourished in word and sacrament, and to share this blessing with the world.

Today’s Readings

First Reading: Deuteronomy 8:2-3, 14-16

Moses reminds the people how it was God who fed them in the wilderness.

Second Reading: 1 Corinthians 10:16-17

Bread and cup make us one in Christ.

Gospel: John 6:51-58

Jesus proclaims, “I am the bread of life.”


Monday, 19 June
9:00 a.m. Deceased Members of the Saccon Family – Joe Saccon
5:15 p.m. Frank Murphy – Mr. & Mrs. Joachim McNichols
Tuesday, 20 June
9:00 a.m. Forgotten Souls in Purgatory – Chris Jones & Family
5:15 p.m. June Sears – The Family
Wednesday, 21 June
9:00 a.m. Special Intentions
10:30 a.m. Extendicare – Margaret Skolnick – Garrah Family
5:15 p.m. Luisa Praticante – Maria & Max
Thursday, 22 June
9:00 a.m. Kathleen & Malcolm Johnstone – Johnstone Family
5:15 p.m. Albertha Smit – Gerry & Annetta
Friday, 23 June
9:00 a.m. Maria Reia – Elena Music & Family
5:15 p.m. Kelly Gerard Leclair – Krasna Family
Saturday, 24 June
9:00 a.m. Terry Healey – Walter Healey
5:15 p.m. Teresinha Medeiros – Antonio Medeiros
Sunday, 25 June
9:00 a.m. Chris Ward – Carl Ward
11:00 a.m. People of the Parish
NEXT WEEK – 24-25 June 2017
Eucharistic Ministers

24 June
5:15 p.m.

J. Saunders
M. Peck
L. McKeown
Sr. L. Kearney
I. Stewart
A. Wilson
F. Carter
J. Garrah

25 June
9:00 a.m.
Sr. Kalchbrenner
M-A. Wojcik
Deacon Wojcik
N. Haunts
D. Neddow
T. Raine
M. Turkington
R. Audet

25 June
11:00 a.m.
J-A. Koster
J. Fraser
L. Donoghue
T. Donoghue
L. Garrett
J. McLaren
M. Strong
P. Greenwood
24 June
5:15 p.m.
25 June
9:00 a.m.
25 June
11:00 a.m.

E. Drumm
M. Drumm
A. Cantarutti
C. Cantarutti
T. Francis
B. Evaristo
M. Sutton
A. Doctolero
K. Soriano
A. Hung

Junior Liturgy

K. Turkington
P. Bullock
S. Skebo
G. Goncalves

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.

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.


NEWS FROM THE CATHOLIC WOMEN’S LEAGUE On Tuesday, 20 June 2017, at 5:45 p.m., in the parish hall, the CWL is honoured to host the Retired Priests’ Dinner. Any members who wish to assist are asked to call Barb at 613-544-4836. If you would like to donate some dessert, that would be great too; pies are a big favourite.

EDUCATION OF SEMINARIANS A special Diocesan collection for the Education of Seminarians will be taken up this weekend, 17-18 June 2017. Thank you.

BIRTHRIGHT wishes to thank all parishioners who took home a baby bottle on Mother’s Day weekend. Please return all baby bottles on Father’s Day weekend. Thank you for your support. There are still a number of bottles outstanding from last year, and we would appreciate all to be returned, even if they are empty, so that they may be reused.

ST. VINCENT DE PAUL Food Bags will be collected this weekend, 17-18 June 2017. We also accept cheques written to St. Vincent de Paul or monetary donations. Thank you for your continued support.

SOCIAL & ECOLOGICAL JUSTICE GROUP MEETING will be held on the 4th Friday of the month at 9:30 a.m. The next meeting will take place on Friday, 23 June 2017. Please join us in the parish hall.

HOSPITALITY SUNDAY will take place on Sunday, 25 June 2017, after the 9:00 and 11:00 a.m. Masses. If you are willing to bring squares, cookies or loaves for this event, please sign up on the sheets provided at the church entrances. Please join us for fellowship and refreshments.

COINS FOR LIFE On 24-25 June 2017, containers will be available for you to take home after all Masses. Please fill them over the summer and return on 23-24 September 2017. Your spare change will help to fuel our efforts on behalf of Life. Please take a container, if you would like to participate. Sponsored by Campaign Life Coalition. For information, call 613-389-4472 or 613-382-1084.

FAMINE RELIEF FUND Development & Peace – Caritas Canada is pleased that the Government of Canada has launched a Famine Relief Fund to respond to the severe food crisis in northeast Nigeria, Somalia, South Sudan and Yemen, as well as other affected countries in Africa. All donations, made to the Famine Relief Fund prior to 30 June 2017, will be matched, doubling the impact of your donation. Please donate by calling 1-888-664-3387; by sending the text message on your phone with the word PEACE to 45678 (to donate $10 to Dev’p&Peace); by mail at 1425 René-Lévesque Blvd W, 3rd Floor, Montreal, QC H3G 1T7 or at


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, 20 June 2017, at the Francis J. Spence Pastoral Centre, 390 Palace Road, and the topic will be “Easing Stress: Where to Turn.”

SOLEMN MASS 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 Wednesday, 21 June 2017, at 7:30 p.m., at St. Mary’s Cathedral, Kingston. Confessions from 7:00 p.m. Light reception to follow.

CURSILLISTAS You are invited to an ULTREYA on Sunday, 25 June 2017, at 2:00 p.m., at St. John the Apostle Church, 88 Patrick Street. It will consist of a witness talk, response, small groups, music, prayer and refreshments. All Cursillistas are invited to come out to renew old friendships and meet fellow Cursillistas. For more information, contact Mike & Diane Foley, in Kingston, at 613-546-6224, or email, or Neil & Margaret Cameron in Brockville, at 613-498-1702 or

TOTUS TUUS CATHOLIC SUMMER CAMP Youth in the Archdiocese of Kingston are invited to attend a week at Totus Tuus (Latin for, “Totally Yours”) Catholic Summer Camp, 9-14 or 16-21 July 2017, at St. Paul the Apostle Parish. The day program, for children entering grades 1-6, runs Monday-Friday, 9:00 a.m.-2:30 p.m., for $75.00/week (option for extended daycare available); teens in grades 7-12 attend Sunday-Thursday, from 7:00-9:00 p.m., for $25.00/week. To register, or for information, email or call Nadia at 613-484-2446.

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

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