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13th Sunday in Ordinary Time
26 June 2016

“Once the hand is laid on the plough, no one who looks back is fit for the kingdom of God.”


We come together as the family of God; we are all brothers and sisters of Jesus Christ, who have been chosen and called. Today, it does not matter where we have come from; it only matters that we are here.

Today’s Readings

First Reading: 1 Kings 19:16, 19-21

Elijah is told by the Lord to go and find Elijah and anoint him as his successor.

Second Reading: Galatians 5:1, 13-18

Christ has set us free; therefore we are to stand firm and no longer submit to the yoke of slavery.

Gospel: Luke 9:51-62

Anyone called by the Lord to follow him is instructed not to come up with any excuses, but simply to follow.

Monday, 27 June
5:15 p.m. Deceased Members of the Mazzolin Family – The Family
Tuesday, 28 June
9:00 a.m. Barry Bolton – Teri Bolton
Wednesday, 29 June
9:00 a.m. Alice & Josephine Ingoldsby – Betty Kelsey
10:30 a.m. Extendicare – John McCarthy – St. Joseph’s Choir (moved from 1 June 2016)
Thursday, 30 June
9:00 a.m. Colette Cecchini – Louise Vincent
Friday, 1 July
10:00 a.m. Kingsdale Château – Maureen Gilbert – Bernice Myke
5:15 p.m. Onofre Linsangan – Roger & Lorna Castro
Saturday, 2 July
5:15 p.m. Patrick McKeown – Dave & Flo Gilhen
Sunday, 3 July
9:00 a.m. Ken Lillis – Don & Jackie DiRocco
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 – 2-3 July 2016

Eucharistic Ministers

2 July
5:15 p.m.
C. Jones
E. Bennett
M. Marcial
C. McBride
F. Carter
A. Kelly
R. Lachance
P. Scott

3 July
9:00 a.m.
D. Balemba
S. Balemba
Dcn. Wojcik
M-A. Wojcik

K. Mulrooney
D. Neddow
T. Raine
M. Turkington

3 July
11:00 a.m.
S. Broekhoven
K. Burbank
K. Colwell
R. Kwak
B. Krasna
J. McLaren
J. Scott
M. Strong

2 July
5:15 p.m.
3 July
9:00 a.m.
3 July
11:00 a.m.

E. Drumm
M. Drumm
F. Jingsen Cao
T. Francis
B. Evaristo
A. Cantarutti
C. Cantarutti
K. Rances
K. Rances
K. Rances
M. Roque


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; 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, especially Eileen Sutton.

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.

LOVING SPOONFUL – Loving Spoonful, located at 559 Bagot Street, enhances access to fresh, healthy food in an empowering, inclusive and environmentally sustainable manner. It addresses poverty in its many forms by creating community and breaking down isolation, enhancing food skills, challenging stigma & creating inclusive spaces, connecting people and organizations in the community food movement. For information, contact Kayley Marsh at 613-507-8848. Hours vary depending on volunteer position. Download the Volunteer Application Form; fill it out and email it to; or use the online form at

HOSPITALITY SUNDAY Hospitality Sunday will take place this 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.

JUNIOR LITURGY This Sunday, 26 June 2016, 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.

FIRST FRIDAY DEVOTION On Friday, 1 July 2016, adoration of the Blessed Sacrament will commence at 9:00 a.m. and continue until 5:00 p.m. You are encouraged to spend an hour with the Lord.

LEGION OF MARY PRAYER REQUEST CARD If you have any prayer requests or needs, please let us know and let us pray for you by filling out a Prayer Request Card, found at each of the entrances, and placing it in the box indicated in the St. Joseph’s Room. Submit as many prayer requests as you wish!


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.

SEPARATED AND/OR DIVORCED You are welcome to attend the New Life Support Group on alternate Tuesday evenings at 390 Palace Road, Kingston. The next meeting will take place on Tuesday, 5 July 2016. The topic will be “Looking at Ourselves/Self Awareness – Room for Relaxation.” For information, contact the Family Ministry Office at or at 613-548-4461.

ANNUAL CHICKEN BBQ & RAFFLE EVENT will be held on Saturday, 9 July 2016, from 4:00-7:00 p.m., at Annunciation of Mary Parish, 659 Church Street, Enterprise. Adults: $14.00; Students up to age 12: $8.00; 4 and under: Free. Mass will be celebrated at 4:00 p.m. All are welcome.

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.

FESTIVAL OF THE SANTO CRISTO OF MIRACLES 2016 Father Manuel Tavares and the Parishioners of Our Lady of Fatima wish to invite you to join us to participate in the 35th Annual Santo Cristo Festival Procession, on Sunday, 4 September 2016, at 4:00 p.m. Please arrive by 3:30 p.m. at 588 Division Street. For information, please call Michael Borges at 613-547-0215.

SEVENTH ANNUAL WOMEN’S FALL RETREAT will be held at Glen House Resort in Gananoque, 16-18 September 2016. Our theme is Blessed Are the Merciful. Our presenter, Maureen Dufour works in chaplaincy with the Ottawa Catholic School Board. She will lead four sessions on the Mercy of God. Alanna MacDonald and Norma LaCroix will teach us sign language for communicating with deaf people. Angie McCaw will lead music ministry. Riverside accommodations, catered meals, access to the pool, spa and other resources will add to a week-end of relaxation. An opportunity to receive the Sacrament of Reconciliation and to participate in Sunday Eucharist will bring inspiration. For more information, visit or call Sandy Laneville at 613-774-2555, or Margie Ann McKinnon at 613-283-4213.