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Twelfth Sunday in Ordinary Time
25 June 2017

“Do not be afraid.”


“Do not be afraid,” says Jesus. The Eucharist is our assurance that, since God has given us everything, there is nothing we need fear.

Today’s Readings

First Reading: Jeremiah 20:10-13

Surrounded by malice and threat, Jeremiah still retains confidence in God’s promise.

Second Reading: Romans 5:12-15

Humans brought sin into the world, but divine grace comes to us through Jesus Christ.

Gospel: Matthew 10:26-33

There is no need to be afraid; we are totally and for ever in God’s care.


Monday, 26 June
9:00 a.m. Msgr. Donald Clement – Gerry & Annetta Pattenden
5:15 p.m. Ralf Murano – Lucy Murano
Tuesday, 27 June
9:00 a.m. Lucy Gale Egers – Katherine Quinlan
5:15 p.m. Katie Bogle – Les & Arleen Clarke
Wednesday, 28 June
9:00 a.m. Intentions of Annabelle Marcial – Marietta & Amado Marcial
10:30 a.m. Extendicare – Elisio Ponte & Extended Family Members – Lidia Ponte
5:15 p.m. Brady Faroldi (1st Anniversary) – Nonna
Thursday, 29 June
9:00 a.m. Intentions of Robert & Margaret-Anne Wojcik – Shirley Kelliher
5:15 p.m. Anthony & Mary Jane Finn & Deceased Family Members – Frank & Helen Dillon
Friday, 30 June
9:00 a.m. Intentions of Thomas McDonough – Yeshi Redda
5:15 p.m. Albertha Smit – Grace & Dwight Neddow
Saturday, 1 July
5:15 p.m. Harry & Moira Ottenhof – Colleen Purcell
Sunday, 2 July
9:00 a.m. Hermina Lawlor – Jacqueline Charlebois
11:00 a.m. People of the Parish

NEXT WEEK – 1-2 July 2017
Eucharistic Ministers

1 July
5:15 p.m.

C. Pitts
R. Borges
Deacon Wojcik
E. Denham
A. Kelly
R. Lachance
D. Mazzolin
S. Peck

2 July
9:00 a.m.
J. Watts
M. Cervenko
Deacon Wojcik
G. Goncalves
F. Carter
D. Dennee
R. Emmons
S. Eves

2 July
11:00 a.m.
C. Kavanaugh
M. Meagher
Deacon Wojcik
R. Kwak
M. Strong
P. Tetro
D. Kurman
F. Asuncion
1 July
5:15 p.m.
2 July
9:00 a.m.
2 July
11:00 a.m.

S. Sedore
O. Gowsell
I. Simoes
C. Watts
R. Watts
I. Watts
D. Fernandes
T. Fernandes
M. Brooks


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; Marcus Hacault.

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.

SUMMMER MASS SCHEDULE – 1 July – 8 September 2017

Saturday: 5:15 p.m. Mass
Sunday: 9:00 a.m., 11:00 a.m. Mass
Recitation of the Rosary precedes morning Mass at 8:35 a.m.
Monday: 4:00-5:00 p.m. Holy Hour
5:15 p.m. Mass
Tuesday: 9:00 a.m. Mass
Wednesday: 9:00 a.m. Mass
10:30 a.m. Mass (At Extendicare)
Thursday: 9:00 a.m. Mass
Friday: 4:00-5:00 p.m. Holy Hour
5:15 p.m. Mass

First Friday: Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.


HOSPITALITY SUNDAY will take place this Sunday, 25 June 2017, after the 9:00 and 11:00 a.m. Masses. Please join us for fellowship and refreshments.

COINS FOR LIFE This weekend, 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.

JUNIOR LITURGY This Sunday, 25 June 2017, marks the final session of Junior Liturgy for the summer. Thank you to all who participated and to all who volunteered to assist each Sunday at the 9:00 and 11:00 a.m. Masses. See you in September.

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

SOCIAL & ECOLOGICAL JUSTICE GROUP MEETING is held on the 4th Friday of the month at 9:30 a.m. The next meeting will take place on Friday, 25 August 2017. Please join us in the parish hall.

BIRTHRIGHT Thank you to all parishioners who returned a baby bottle on Father’s Day; there are currently 42 baby bottles still waiting to be returned. If you have one at home, please return as soon as possible, even if it isn’t full, so that we might use them again next year and prevent us from having to purchase additional bottles. Thank you for your support.


CURSILLISTAS You are invited to an ULTREYA this 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

BILLINGS LIFE is a scientific-based method of fertility management that respects the sacredness of life from the moment of conception and is based on a woman’s natural signs of fertility and infertility. The next clinic is on Monday, 26 June 2017, at St. Paul the Apostle Church, from 7:00-8:00 p.m. (patio entrance). Call us at 613-544-8495 or email

THE CRY KINGSTON On Canada’s 150th anniversary, join with believers from every generation and many denominations, cultures and regions of Canada for a full day of prayer and fasting. We are gathering on 1 July 2017, 9:00 a.m. to dusk, at Fort Henry. For information, and to register, check out

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, 4 July 2017, at the Francis J. Spence Pastoral Centre, 390 Palace Road, and the topic will be, “Solutions to Daily Struggles.”

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