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12th Sunday in Ordinary Time
19 June 2016

“Who do you say I am?”


Jesus urges us to speak out confidently and fearlessly about our calling as his followers. In following him, we are invited to take up our crosses, but there will be blessings in working towards God’s kingdom here on earth.

Today’s Readings

First Reading: Zechariah 12:10-11, 13:1

The life and ministry of Christ are foretold by Zechariah, including his execution.

Second Reading: Galatians 3:26-29

All are one in Jesus Christ.

Gospel: Luke 9:18-24

Jesus confirms his divinity and warns that he and his followers will be persecuted before being glorified by God.


Monday, 20 June
5:15 p.m. Luisa Praticante – The Family
Tuesday, 21 June
9:00 a.m. John Worrall – Audrey Worrall
Wednesday, 22 June
9:00 a.m. Cynthia Wood – Phyllis Lewis
10:30 a.m. Extendicare – Elisio Ponte & Extended Family Members – Lidia Ponte
Thursday, 23 June
9:00 a.m. Maria Reia – Peter & Elena Music
Friday, 24 June
5:15 p.m. Leon Dillon – Joe & Sheila Kidd
Saturday, 25 June
5:15 p.m. Ralf Murano – Lucy Murano
Sunday, 26 June
9:00 a.m. Leon Dillon – Audrey Lacey
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 – 25-26 June 2016

Eucharistic Ministers

25 June
5:15 p.m.
P. Scott
G. Pattenden
Dcn. Wojcik
A. Pattenden
D. Mazzolin
I. Stewart
A. Wilson
S. Peck

26 June
9:00 a.m.
J. Koster
A. McKinnon
Dcn. Wojcik
Sr. Kalchbrenner

R. Audet
F. Cuvelier
D. Dennee
R. Emmons

26 June
11:00 a.m.
F. Machado
C. Machado
Dcn. Wojcik
Nancy Balla
F. Asuncion
J. Ferreira
L. Garrett
P. Greenwood



25 June
5:15 p.m.
S. Sedore
O. Gowsell
I. Simoes



26 June
9:00 a.m.
C. Watts
R. Watts
I. Watts
M. Sutton
C. Dempster
K. Turkington


26 June
11:00 a.m.
P. Krasna
A. Krasna
M. Farrell
A. Hung
E. D’Abreo
A. Fraser

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, especially Patty Candido, Michael Davis, Fr. Ray Vickers, Mary Kelly.

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.


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.

ST. VINCENT DE PAUL Food Bags will be collected this weekend, 18-19 June 2016. Monetary donations are also gratefully accepted. Thank you for your continued support.

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

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

WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON CARD PLAYERS The last day of Wednesday Afternoon Cards for the summer will be 22 June 2016. Cards will resume on Wednesday, 7 September 2016, at 12:30 p.m.

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.


KINGSTON STEAMworks SUMMER CAMP New to Kingston this year, Kingston STEAMworks is a camp for children ages 6-12, focused on helping them become interested in Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math, with time for outdoor activities as well. Our qualified counsellors will share their love of the sciences through fun and safe experiments. STEAMworks is located at the Woolen Mill, with access to a full science lab, classrooms and surrounding parks. For more information, go to Register before 30 June and save $30!

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.

ST. PAUL THE APOSTLE PARISH is recruiting for a part-time Lay Youth Minister! A member of the Pastoral Team, the Youth Minister will coordinate and lead the EDGE and Life Teen programs. The position is a one-year contract for 18 hours per week. For a full list of qualifications, please call Nadia, at 613-548-4461. Job posting closes on 24 June 2016. Please email a copy of your application and current resume to the parish office at

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.

STRAWBERRY SOCIAL will take place on Sunday, 26 June, immediately following 9:00 a.m. Mass, at Blessed Sacrament, 3 Briscoe Street, Amherstview. Enjoy your favourite strawberry treats with tea, coffee or juice. A $2.00 cover charge will be collected in support of the Catholic Women’s League Foundation. For information, call Shirley at 613-389-9810.

RETIREMENT RECEPTION After many years of dedicated service, Margie Ann McKinnon will retire at the end of June as Coordinator of the Office of Religious Education of the Archdiocese of Kingston. In order to recognize in a particular way Margie Ann’s invaluable contribution to the Archdiocese and our parishes, a reception will be held at the Pastoral Centre in Kingston, on Tuesday, 28 June 2016, from 2:30-4:30 p.m. This special event is an opportunity for all those with whom and for whom Margie Ann has worked so tirelessly to express their personal appreciation.

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.

ST. KILIAN’S CHURCH, ARDOCH TURKEY AND HAM SUPPER on Saturday, 6 August 2016, at Clarendon & Miller Hall, Plevna, from 4:00-6:30 p.m. Adults: $12; Children under 12: $6.00. Bake sale and 50/50 draw.

SUMMER CAMP FOR GIRLS Camp Camino is offering a camp for young women (ages 10-13 & 14-16) 13-19 August 2016, at Providence Point, Lanark. The camp offers daily Mass, sports, games, bonfires and a whole lot more. Check out our video and early registration offers at

142nd ANNUAL PILGRIMAGE to the Shrines of Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupré and Cap-de-la-Madeleine from the Arch(dioceses) of Ottawa, Gatineau, Pembroke, Mont-Laurier, Alexandria/Cornwall and Kingston takes place on13-14 August 2016. Visit and pray at the Door of Mercy. For information and reservations, call Mike Budge at 613-224-8110, or visit

MEALS ON WHEELS PROGRAM provides nutritious hot and/or frozen meals to seniors, the physically and mentally challenged and people recovering from illness or injury. The meals contribute to people’s health and enable them to remain independent in their homes. Hot meals are available Monday through Friday at a cost of $6.25 (Subsidy available for those who qualify) and are delivered between 11:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. Please call 613-634-0123 for information.