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Thirty-Third Sunday in Ordinary Time

17 November 2019


Your endurance will win you your lives.




Jesus will at the last conquer and destroy all evil.  His faithful people, even if they may suffer, will never be abandoned by the one who will come in glory and infinite majesty.


Todays Readings


First Reading: Malachi 3:19-20


Harsh words for the wicked who will be left with nothing, but great consolation for those who remain faithful to God.


Second Reading:  2 Thessalonians 3:7-12


A warning to those who will not contribute in any way to the community but who offer constant criticism to all and sundry instead.


Gospel: Luke 21:5-19


Nothing can compare with the glory of the Son of Man, in this world or the next.  Things in heaven and earth may pass away, but the Son of Man coming in glory will gather his own to himself in the end.




Monday, 18 November

9:00 a.m.  Peggy Hefferon – Brenda Murphy

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

Tuesday, 19 November

9:00 a.m.    Sherry Pattenden – Gerry & Annetta

5:15 p.m.  Nunziato Gencarelli – Angelo & Angelina Gencarelli

Wednesday, 20 November

9:00 a.m.    Sandra & Antonio Del Prete – Gennaro, Alberto & Family

10:30 a.m. Extendicare – Zita Fisher – Gerald & Benita Murphy

5:15 p.m.  Kay, Hugh & Ed Edgar & Jerry Jackson – Sandra Jackson

Thursday, 21 November

 9:00 a.m. Mary Sue Rankin – Holohan Family

5:15 p.m.  Catherine (Cathy) Ircha (20th Anniversary) – The Family

Friday,  22 November

9:00 a.m.  Joanne McKeown – Sharon Musgrave

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

Saturday, 23 November

9:00 a.m.  Angelica & Ventura Dos Santos – Elena & Venancio Dos Santos

5:15 p.m.  Johanne Halle – Murphy Family

Sunday, 24 November

9:00 a.m.  Candaleria Gonzalez – The Family

11:00 a.m.    People of the Parish


NEXT WEEK 23-24 November 2019






Eucharistic Ministers





23 Nov.

5:15 p.m.


C. Jones

S. McGrath

Deacon Wojcik


M-A. Wojcik


I. Stewart

F. Carter

A. Kelly

R. Lachance



24 Nov.

9:00 a.m.


D. Tudin

M. McLaughlin

Deacon Wojcik


M. Tudin



S. Eves

T. McCue

D. Neddow

T. Raine



24 Nov.

11:00 a.m.


J. Koster

A. Doctolero

Deacon Wojcik


M-A. Wojcik


F. Asuncion

J. Ferreira

L. Garrett

P. Greenwood






23 Nov.

5:15 p.m.



24 Nov.

9:00 a.m.



24 Nov.

11:00 a.m.





S. Drumm

A. Lett


B. Evaristo

E. Foley

A. Watt


M. Doctolero

M. Tylor

E. Samson


Junior Liturgy





N. Dennee

M. Lawrence


M. Farrell

S. Fragoso



Please remember in your prayers the following: James Parsons; Jane Meeks; Marie McNeill; Judy Dowling; Millie Lane; John Dowling; Desmond Dowling; Marcus Hacault; Steve Bruce; Laure Unger; Joe Fonseca; Tom Loughheed; Lise Loughheed; Annie Mastorakos; Marc M;  Rob Hurst; Trudy Potvin; Teresa Khidir; Angeli Asenci; Kathleen Forsyth; Diane Lavery; Pat Gilmartin; Donna C.; Eileen Teppett; Jordyn Haunts Geddes; Erin Sullivan.


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 William Allen, Roy Graham.


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.



FOOD BAGS will be collected this weekend, 16-17 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.  Thank you for your generosity.


BUILDING FUND  The monthly collection of the Building Fund will take place this weekend, 16-17 November 2019. We are now saving in order to begin replacement of the parking lot in 2020.  Thank you for your support.


WINTER COAT DONATIONS Unable to get your winter wear donations to Hotel Dieu Hospital?  St. Joseph’s Knights of Columbus will begin their annual pick-up on Monday, 18 November 2019.  Please call Dwight at 613-544-6738, to arrange for pick-up.  Looking for gently used washable coats & jackets (expecially men’s & women’s sizes L/XL/XXL), washable socks, gloves, hats and light fleece blankets.  Last pick-up will be 30 December 2019.  Distribution is 2-17 January 2020, 1:00-4:00 p.m., Monday-Friday, at St. Mary’s Parish Hall, Brock Street.


SALVATION ARMY KETTLE SUPERVISION It’s time to ‘step to the plate’ and offer to supervise a kettle for one-hour shifts at Loblaws (Kingston Centre).  St. Joseph’s contributions run from 10:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m. on the following dates: 18-29 November and 2-20 December.  Contact Sharon Lillis at 613-549-0559, or at to reserve your timings.  The early bird ‘gets the worm’ for this very worthy Christmas outreach endeavour.


CELEBRATION OF MEMORY AND NEW LIFE A service for the bereaved will be held at 2:00 p.m. next Sunday, 24 November 2019, 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.


HOSPITALITY SUNDAY The next Hospitality Sunday will take place next Sunday, 24 November 2019, after the 9:00 & 11:00 a.m. Masses.  St. Thomas More Catholic School will be our gracious host.  Please join us for fellowship and refreshments.


CATHOLIC WOMENS LEAGUE EXECUTIVE ELECTION All CWL members may submit a signed Nomination Form and all may stand for office.  We are distributing Election Packages to all members and ask that you pick yours up in the Parish Hall immediately.  Please return them to the parish office, in the envelope provided, on or before 25 November.  The Election will take place in January.  Remember, our Council only works with all of you.


CHRISTMAS CONCERT Join us for an afternoon of Christmas music, featuring the local talent of Chris Murphy, Jon McLurg and Brian Flynn, (three members of the band, Turpin’s Trail) in the church on Thursday, 5 December 2019, from 1:00-3:00 p.m.  Refreshments will be served in the parish hall; a free-will offering would be gratefully appreciated.


PENANCE CELEBRATION The Advent Penance Celebration for St. Joseph’s will be held on Sunday, 8 December 2019, 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.


PARISH VISITOR PROGRAM St. Joseph’s Parish Council is exploring the possibility of establishing a Parish Visitor program.  It would be the purpose of this undertaking to provide a stronger link with the Parish for those who might be confined to their homes or places of greater care, especially as the winter season approaches.  Parish visitors would be comprised of teams of two people, with each person being appropriately trained and screened.  If you would like to learn more about being a Parish Visitor, you are asked to contact the Parish Office at 613-547-5004.  Similarly, if you would like to receive a Parish Visitor team in your home, please contact the Parish Office at 613-547-5004.  Thank you.




HOLY CROSS CATHOLIC SECONDARY SCHOOL REPORT CARDS Mid-semester report cards will be distributed on Friday, 22 November 2019.  Please do not hesitate to contact Student Services at 613-384-1919 X 3405, if you have any questions.


CHRISTMAS MARKET will take place on Saturday, 23 November 2019, from 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m., at St. Paul the Apostle Church, 1111 Taylor Kidd Boulevard.  Vendors, crafts, baking, draws, silent auction, tea room and activities for children.  Proceeds will assist St. Paul’s Faith Development Ministry programs.


HOLY CROSS CATHOLIC SECONDARY SCHOOL presents “Little Shop of Horrors,” 27-30 November 2019, at 7:00 p.m., with a special matinee on 30 November 2019, at 2:00 p.m.  Tickets are $18.00 for adults; $15.00 for students; $15 for all matinee tickets.  Tickets on sale in the Holy Cross lobby from 11:00 a.m.-noon.  Call 613-384-1919 X 3401 for more information.


HOLLY JOLLY CHRISTMAS CRAFT & BAKE SALE will be held 30 November, 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m., and 1 December, 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m., at St. Francis of Assisi School, 114 Wiley Street.  Free admission with items for Food Bank welcome. Crafters, home-baking, Christmas items, pre-loved jewellery, raffles, canteen.  Children may pick one gift from Santa’s Bag for $3.00 or two gifts for $5.00.


SEPARATED AND/OR DIVORCED Are you, or 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 one will take place on Tuesday, 19 November 2019, from 7:30-9:00 p.m., at the Francis J. Spence Pastoral Centre, 390 Palace Road, Kingston.  For information, call 613-548-4461.  All faith denominations are welcome.  The topic will be “Solutions to Daily Concerns,” and will be group facilitated.


CURSILLO WEEKEND FOR MEN will take place 12-15 March 2020, at Providence Spirituality Centre, Kingston.  For information, please contact Fr. Hughes at, or  613-546-5521 x 4, or  Lionel Ryan at, or 613-634-9588.

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