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Thirty-Second Sunday in Ordinary Time
12 November 2017

“Stay awake.”


We gather today in response to God’s call to us. The Lord invites us to stay awake and make ourselves ready for the banquet of eternal life.

Today’s Readings

First Reading: Wisdom 6:12-16

God’s wisdom is not distant, but reveals herself to those who are alert to her presence.

Second Reading: 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18

Paul offers a word of consolation and hope: the Lord will come from heaven to take us with him.

Gospel: Matthew 25:1-13

The wise are those who prepare for the day of the Lord’s coming.

Monday, 13 November
9:00 a.m. Intentions of Anne Marie Marcial – Marietta & Amado Marcial
5:15 p.m. Deceased Members of the Catholic Women’s League – St. Joseph’s Catholic Women’s League
Tuesday, 14 November
9:00 a.m. Maria Lentini – Katherine Quinlan
5:15 p.m. Frank Murphy – Anne & Leon Garrett
Wednesday, 15 November
9:00 a.m. Bill McPherson – Denise & Claude Levesque
10:30 a.m. Extendicare – Heather Potts – R. Y. Sison
5:15 p.m. Charles Jefferies – Lois McKeown
Thursday, 16 November
9:00 a.m. Paul & Gerard Gilmartin – Pat Gilmartin
5:15 p.m. Nunziato Gencarelli – Angelo Gencarelli & Family
Friday, 17 November
9:00 a.m. Giovanni Circelli – The Family
5:15 p.m. Deceased Members of the Knights of Columbus – St. Joseph’s Knights of Columbus
Saturday, 18 November
9:00 a.m. Intentions of Denis & Nora Crowe – 70th Wedding Anniversary
5:15 p.m. Moira Ottenhof – Liseta & Herminio Medeiros
Sunday, 19 November
9:00 a.m. Sherry Pattenden – The Family
11:00 a.m. People of the Parish
NEXT WEEK 18-19 November 2017

Eucharistic Ministers

18 Nov.
5:15 p.m.

B. Greigson
C. Jones
M. Musiol
J. Lachance
I. Stewart
P. Scott
D. Mazzolin
R. Lachance

19 Nov.
9:00 a.m.
D. Tudin
J. Watts

M. Tudin
F. Lovie
S. Eves
T. McCue
D. Neddow
T. Raine

19 Nov.
11:00 a.m.
S. Broekhoven
J. Gerretsen
L. Donoghue
T. Donoghue
B. Krasna
J. McLaren
M. Strong
P. Tetro


18 November
5:15 p.m.
19 November
9:00 a.m.
19 November
11:00 a.m.

O. Gowsell
A. Cantarutti
C. Cantarutti
K. Gowsell
A. Gowsell
I. Watts
A. Doctolero
K. Soriano
A. Hung


M. Downey
S. Skebo
G. Goncalves
M. Mussari
M. Farrell

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; Marcus Hacault; Kim Emond; Freeman Shupe; Kathleen Forsyth; Evangeline Talens; Millie Lane; Jim McCarthy; Joan Wilson; George Wojcik; Candy Powell; Noah Bailey; Marie McNeil; Donna Casford.

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.


CATHOLIC WOMEN’S LEAGUE The General Meeting is on Monday, 13 November 2017, at 6:30 p.m., in the Parish Hall, following the 5:15 p.m. Mass for Deceased Catholic Women’s League Members. Bring a “lunch” to eat before the meeting if you wish. Our Election Process will be discussed; so think about joining the Executive or nominating someone you feel is worthy.

CATHOLIC WOMEN’S LEAGUE ELECTION of new Executive 2018-2020. Packets with nomination forms will be given out at the doors of the church this weekend, 11-12 November, at all Masses, or can be picked up at the Parish Office, or at the General Meeting on Monday, 13 November. Completed forms must be returned to the Parish Office, to an election committee member, or be placed in the collection baskets, by Monday, 27 November.

PRIESTS’ RETIREMENT FUND supports the Archdiocesan program which provides elderly and infirm priests with the financial support they have earned after many years of service. The Fund currently provides monthly pensions and health benefits for our retired priests. We thank you for the generosity you have shown in the past, and we hope that you will generously support this year’s collection this weekend, 11-12 November 2017.

SALVATION ARMY KETTLE DRIVE 2017 As a community outreach endeavour, interested parishioners of St. Joseph’s parish and the Salvation Army Kettles drive are partnering together this Christmas season in a first-time project. The plan it to supervise a kettle at the Loblaws Kingston Centre store each Wednesday that the drive operates during the months of November & December. Shifts would only be for one hour each, from10:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m. If you wish to contribute some volunteer time during these weeks of operation, contact either Sharon Lillis, at 613-549-0559, or Bill Allen, at 613-547-3267, before Monday, 13 November, to get in on the schedule.

FOOD BAGS will be distributed this weekend 11-12 November 2017, for drop-off next weekend, 18-19 November. Food from this collection will go towards the Christmas food hampers that volunteers from St. Joseph’s put together for fifty families in need.

ST. JOSEPH’S YOUTH GROUP will gather in the parish hall on Friday, 17 November 2017, from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Youth will be practising for the annual Christmas carolling event at Extendicare on 7 December. The Youth Group welcomes new and returning young people to this inspiring and fun gathering. For information, contact Alison at, or Angela at 613-547-8116.

BUILDING FUND The monthly collection of the Building Fund will take place next weekend, 18-19 November 2017. Your support continues to make a difference. Thank you.

CHRISTMAS CAKES Delicious custom-baked Christmas Cakes will be sold after all Masses on 18-19 & 25-26 November 2017. For a donation of $25.00 to Campaign Life Coalition’s Pro-life work, you will receive a beautiful boxed deluxe cake. We also have bar cakes for $18.00 each. They make great Christmas gifts. Contact CLC at 613-389-4472 for information.

CELEBRATION OF MEMORY AND NEW LIFE A service for the bereaved will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, 26 November 2017, here at St. Joseph’s Church. There will be a particular remembrance of loved ones who have died in the past year. All are welcome, and you are especially encouraged to attend, if you have recently lost a close friend or member of your family. Light refreshments will follow.

PENANCE CELEBRATION The Advent Penance Celebration for St. Joseph’s will be held on Sunday, 10 December 2017, at 2:00 p.m. Following a brief liturgy, all will have the opportunity to receive the Sacrament of Reconciliation. A number of visiting clergy will be present for this celebration, and all in the parish, and indeed from outside the parish, are most welcome to attend.

COINS FOR LIFE Campaign Life Coalition Kingston wishes to thank all those who participated in the “Coins for Life” fundraiser over the summer. With your generosity, we raised $775.54 from St. Joseph’s Parish. This money will assist our efforts on behalf of the children in the womb, the vulnerable and the elderly.


GOOD SHEPHERD LEGACY PROJECT sponsored by Habitat for Humanity, is looking for a Meals Coordinator, and other volunteers to help organize and schedule meals for the duration of the first duplex build this year. For information, or to volunteer, contact Teresa Zhang at 613-548-8763 x 202.

WINTER COAT DRIVE Distribution of Hotel Dieu Hospital & St. Mary’s Cathedral Coat Drive will take place from 13 November-15 December 2017, and 2-12 January 2018, Monday-Friday, from 1:00-4:00 p.m., at St. Mary’s Parish Hall (corner of Brock & Clergy Streets).

PARISH PUB NIGHT SOCIAL will be held on Saturday, 18 November 2017, from 6:30-10:00 p.m., at St. Paul the Apostle Church, 1111 Taylor-Kidd Boulevard. Organized by the Knights of Columbus, Council 9652. Featuring music from our talented parish musicians – Larry Raycroft, The 4 Grandpas and Moscato. Advance tickets only, 11-12 November at the church, or call Aubert at 613-634-7228. Cost is $10.00 per person.

SEPARATED & 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, 21 November 2017, from 7:30-9:30 p.m. The topic will be, “Solutions to Daily Concerns.” For further information, contact the Family Ministry Office at 613-548-4461 or via email at

MY SACRIFICE AND YOURS” The Archdiocese of Kingston invites you to the Liturgical Conference that will take place on Friday, 24 November 2017, from 7:30-9:00 p.m., and Saturday, 25 November 2017, from 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m., at the Providence Spirituality Centre, 1200 Princess Street. Facilitator: Fr. John Hibbard, Chair of the Archdiocesan Liturgy Commission. Registration deadline is 4 November: Commuters: $30.00; Overnight: $80.00. To register, contact Gorett at 613-548-4461, or email

CHRISTMAS BAZAAR & TEA ROOM will take place on 30 November 2017, from 10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m., in the Founders Hall, at the new Providence Care Hospital, 752 King Street West. Contact Tanya at 613-544-4900 x 53063, for information.