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33rd Sunday in Ordinary Time

15 November 2015


“Heaven and earth will pass away, but my words will not pass away.”


 The language of today’s Gospel may at first appear to be threatening and terrifying. On closer inspection, we see that, not only are Jesus’ words not threatening, they are reassuring, which is exactly what the message of Good News should be.


Todays Readings

 First Reading: Daniel 12:1-3

 This passage is reckoned to be the earliest explicit mention in the Bible of the virtuous dead rising to everlasting life.


Second Reading: Hebrews 10:11-14, 18

Jesus’ offering of himself replaces all the sin offerings of the past. His sacrifice is the complete answer to the sin on humanity.


Gospel: Mark 13:24-32

Jesus speaks of the return of the Son of Man in glory, and he insists that his words are true and eternal.



Monday, 16 November

9:00 a.m. Paul Gilmartin (5th Anniversary) – Pat Gilmartin

5:15 p.m. Leonard Charboneau – Grace & Dwight Neddow

Tuesday, 17 November

9:00 a.m. Deceased Members of the San Pedro Family – Laurie San Pedro

5:15 p.m. Giovanni Circelli – The Family

Wednesday, 18 November

9:00 a.m.        Forgotten Souls in Purgatory – Chris Jones & Family

10:30 a.m.        Extendicare – Elisio Ponte & Extended Family Members – Lidia Ponte (moved from 28 October)

5:15 p.m. Maureen Doyle – Charles & Mary Ellen Jefferies

Thursday, 19 November

9:00 a.m. Special Intention – Anne Pickett

5:15 p.m.         Frank Murphy – Gwen Kimmett

Friday,  20 November

9:00 a.m. Augusta De Paoli – Domitilla & Family

10:30 a.m.        School Mass – Helen Rooney – Norma Wilkinson

5:15 p.m. Deceased Members of the Knights of Columbus – St. Joseph’s Knights of Columbus

Saturday, 21 November

9:00 a.m.         Intentions of Julia Jacobs – Nancy & Pat McCue

5:15 p.m.         Catherine (Cathi) Ircha (16th Anniversary) – The Family

Sunday, 22 November

9:00 a.m.  Ken Lillis – Mary Clancy

11:00 a.m.        People of the Parish

NEXT WEEK – 21-22 November 2015












21 Nov.

5:15 p.m.


E. D’Abreo

C. Jones

Deacon Wojcik


M. Marcial


P. Scott

I. Stewart

A. Wilson

R. Lachance



22 Nov.

9:00 a.m.


P. McCue

S. Balemba


D. Balemba

N. McCue


R. Audet

F. Cuvelier

D. Dennee

R. Emmons



22 Nov.

11:00 a.m.


J. Koster

S. Broekhoven


L. Donoghue

T. Donoghue


J. Ferreira

G. Goncalves

F. Asuncion

M. Strong



Please remember in your prayers the following: Kerry Kozak; Terry Kot; Gerald Levesque; Hermina Lawlor; Donald Jackson; Carolyn Curry; Neil Oosterman; Kevin Kimmett; Tony Deodato; Jean Wells; Ciara Ryckman; Eileen Garrah; June Emmons Church; Joe Verner; Donna Verner; John Light; David Tessier; Maureen McCarthy; Edward Courneya; Walter Boru; Charles Virgin; Anne Cadamuro; Helene Taillon; Irene Smith.



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.





Sun., 15 Nov.


*2:00 p.m. – Celebration of Memory and New Life


Mon. 16 Nov.


*1:00 p.m. – Legion of Mary Curia Meeting

*1:00 p.m. – Carmelites


Tues., 17 Nov.


*9:30 a.m. – Legion of Mary

*6:30 p.m. – Youth Group


Wed., 18 Nov.


*12:30 p.m. – Afternoon cards

*7:00 p.m. – Choir Practice

*7:00 p.m. – Finance Committee Meeting


Thurs., 19 Nov.


*9:45 a.m. – Confirmation Rehearsal

*7:00 p.m. – RCIA


Fri., 20 Nov.


*10:30 a.m. – School Mass


Sat., 21 Nov.


*After 5:15 p.m. Mass – CWL Bake Sale


Sun., 22 Nov.


*After 9:00 & 11:00 a.m. Masses – CWL Bake Sale

*2:00 p.m. – Sacrament of Confirmation





FOOD BAGS will be collected this weekend, 14-15 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.


BUILDING FUND The monthly collection of the Building Fund will take place this weekend, 14-15 November 2015. Your support continues to make a difference. Thank you.


  1. JOSEPHS YOUTH GROUP will gather on Tuesday, 17 November 2015, from 6:30-8:30 p.m., in the parish hall.


CAMPAIGN LIFE COALITION CHRISTMAS CAKES Delicious custom-baked Christmas Cakes will be sold at all Masses on 14-15 and 21-22 November 2015. For a donation of $25.00 to Campaign Life Coalition’s Pro-life work, you will receive a beautiful boxed 900g. Christmas cake in a decorative tin. We also have 680g. Cake for $15.00. For information, call Dr. Ben Krasna at 613-544-3598, or CLC at 613-389-4472.


DISCUSSION GROUP A group of parishioners are getting together to study Pope Francis’ Letter, Care of the Earth, our Common Home (Laudato Si). If you wish to join us, please submit your name by contacting the parish office at 613-547-5004, or Alice Gazeley at 613-544-0485, or Once we see who is interested, we will set a date to get together and plan our study time and location.


CELEBRATION OF MEMORY AND NEW LIFE A service for the bereaved will be held at 2:00 p.m. this Sunday, 15 November 2015, 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 in the parish hall.


ANNUAL CHRISTMAS BAKE & CRAFT SALE The Catholic Women’s League will be hosting their Annual Christmas Bake & Craft Sale on 21-22 November 2015, after all Masses. There will also be a Themed Basket Raffle. Cakes, pies, breads & cookies, etc., will be available. If any parishioners have crafts that they would like to donate, please bring to the parish office.


CULTURE OF LIFE INFORMATION MEETING “Choose Life…Life is sacred from conception to natural death.” An information meeting will take place on Monday, 23 November 2015, at 7:00 p.m. Anyone interested in volunteering with the Culture of Life is encouraged to attend this information session. For further information, please contact Ben Krasna at 613-544-3598.


HOSPITALITY SUNDAY The next Hospitality Sunday will take place on Sunday, 29 November 2015, after the 9:00 and 11:00 a.m. Masses. If you are willing to bring squares, cookies or loaves for this event, please sign up on the sheets provided at the church entrances. Your hosts for this Hospitality Sunday will be the St. Joseph’s Hockey Association.


SPIRITUAL INQUIRY The next “Spiritual Inquiry” gathering will be held on Monday, 30 November 2015, from 7:00-8:30 p.m., in the parish hall. Those in attendance will be able to pose questions, offer reflections or make comments regarding religion, faith or spirituality and respond to the queries/comments raised by others. Previous gatherings have been insightful, inspiring and well-attended. Join us in this unstructured and informal evening of conversation and casual reflection. Tea and coffee will be offered.


PENANCE CELEBRATION The Advent Penance Celebration for St. Joseph’s will be held on Sunday, 6 December 2015, 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.


CHRISTMAS MUSICAL AFTERNOON The Entertainment Committee of the St. Joseph’s Pastoral Council is sponsoring an afternoon of musical entertainment, featuring the local talent of Chris Murphy, Jon McLurg and Brian Flynn, in the church on Thursday, 10 December 2015, from 1:00-3:00 p.m. Refreshments will be served; a free-will offering would be appreciated.




SEPARATED AND/OR DIVORCED The New Life Support Group meets on alternate Tuesday evenings at 390 Palace Road, Kingston. The next gathering will take place on 17 November 2015, at 7:30 p.m. The topic will be “Impact of Separation and Divorce on Children.” For information, contact the Family Ministry Office at or by calling 613-548-4461.


FORMING INTENTIONAL DISCIPLES WORKSHOP Join us for an interactive day of how we can awaken our personal faith in Christ and become intentional disciples that effectively share faith with others, on Saturday, 28 November 2015, from 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m., at Providence Spirituality Centre. This workshop is based on the best-selling book by Sherry Weddell, facilitated by Deacon Mark Cesnik, from the St. Catherine of Sienna Institute. Especially helpful for those in ministries in parishes, but ALL are welcome. Contact Nadia at by 23 November.


GUYS AND DOLLS Holy Cross Catholic Secondary School proudly presents the musical production of Guys & Dolls, 25-28 November 2015, at 7:00 p.m. Tickets are $15.00, and may be purchased at lunch in the front foyer of the school, or by contacting Mrs. Cantarutti at 613-384-1919 x 3415.


OPEN HOUSE INVITATION The Cursillo Movement of the Archdiocese of Kingston invites you to join us for an evening of fellowship, food, song, and laughter as we approach this spiritual season. All former COR or Challenge participants and spouses are welcome to attend a Pot Luck Christmas gathering on Saturday, 5 December 2015, at 6:00 p.m., at St. John’s Church Hall, 88 Patrick street. Bring your favourite dish and invite a friend. Contact Carol Tapp at, no later than Monday, 30 November for further information.

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