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The Nativity of Saint John the Baptist

24 June 2018


What will this child turn out to be?




Today we celebrate a birthday, that of John the Baptist.  The gift he gives us is to reveal how we can come closer to Christ.


Todays Readings


First Reading: Isaiah 49:1-6


The servant of the Lord speaks of his role to be a light to the nations.


Second Reading: Acts 13:22-26


Paul explains how in Jesus God has raised up one of David’s descendants.


Gospel: Luke 1:57-66, 80


The family and friends of John the Baptist celebrate his birth and wonder what he will become.



Monday, 25 June

5:15 p.m.     Bernice Quinlan – Katherine Quinlan

Tuesday, 26 June

9:00 a.m.    George Teves – Parents

Wednesday, 27 June

9:00 a.m.    Katie Bogle – Les & Arleen Clarke

10:30 a.m. Extendicare – Intentions of the Congregation of Notre Dame Sisters – Betty Gunhouse

Thursday, 28 June

9:00 a.m.    Teodorico De Matos – Alex De Matos & Family

Friday,  29 June

5:15  p.m.  Luisa Praticante – The Family

Saturday, 30 June

5:15 p.m.    Ralf Murano – Lucy Murano

Sunday, 1 July

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

11:00 a.m.   People of the Parish

NEXT WEEK 30 June-1 July 2018







Eucharistic Ministers





30 June

5:15  p.m.



Sr. L. Kearney

C. Pitts



J. Lachance

B. Greigson


I. Stewart

R. Lachance

D. Mazzolin

A. Kelly



1 July

9:00 a.m.


C. Purcell

A. MacKinnon

Deacon Wojcik


G. Goncalves


T. Raine

M. Turkington

R. Audet

F. Cuvelier



1 July

11:00 a.m.


A. Doctolero

J. Gerretsen


N. Balla

S. Fragoso


F. Asuncion

J. Ferreira

P. Greenwood

B. Krasna






30 June

5:15 p.m.



1 July

9:00 a.m.



1 July

11:00 a.m.





O. Gowsell

F. Cao

A. Lett


I. Watts

C. Udovc


D. Fernandes

T. Fernandes

D. Fernandes




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; 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;  Marcus Hacault; Sheila Allard.




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.




COINS FOR LIFE This weekend, 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 this 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 this 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.


BUILDING FUND  The monthly collection of the Building Fund will take place on the weekend of 7-8 July 2018.  Your support continues to make a difference, especially this year as we proceed to put a new roof on the church.  Thank you.




BILLINGS LIFE CLINIC Come learn the Billings Ovulation Method, which deepens a couple’s love and respect for each other.  The next clinic will be held on Monday, 25 June 2018, at St. Paul the Apostle Church (patio entrance), from 7:00-8:00 p.m.  For information call 613-544-8495 or email us at,


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, 3 July 2018, at the Francis J. Spence Pastoral Centre, 390 Palace Road. The topic will be “Solutions” to Daily Struggles.  For information, call 613-548-4461.  All faith denominations are welcome.


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, contact Nadia Gundert at


CHOIR FROM FRANCE VISITS ST. MARYS CATHEDRAL  Les Petits Chanteurs de Bordeaux, France, a 55-voice choir of boys, ages 7-20, is celebrating its 70th anniversary with a tour to grand venues in Québec and Ontario.  There are two opportunities to hear the choir: during the 10:30 a.m. Mass on Sunday, 15 July 2018, or at a family-friendly concert at 2:30 p.m.  A free-will offering will be taken at the concert to benefit the choir and St. Mary’s Cathedral.  CDs will be available for purchase following the concert.  For more information, visit or contact Jeffrey Moellman, Director of Music, at, or at 613-546-5521, ext. 7.


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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