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Thirty-Third Sunday in Ordinary Time

18 November 2018


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




In the darkness of this world, faith, hope and love shine like bright stars.  The Lord is our light, and his words shall never pass away.


Todays Readings


First Reading: Daniel 12:1-3


In the midst of tumult, the Lord will protect his people.


Second Reading: Hebrews 10:11-14, 18


Jesus, in his death and rising, brings salvation to all.


Gospel: Mark 13:24-32


The Lord will come again in great power and glory.



Monday, 19 November

9:00 a.m. Sherry Pattenden – The Family

5:15 p.m.    John Mekarski – Newman Family

Tuesday, 20 November

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

5:15 p.m. Antonio, Michelli & Philomena Agostinelli – Maria Agostinelli

Wednesday, 21 November

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

10:30 a.m.   Extendicare – Katie Bogle – Donna & Denis Delaney

5:15 p.m. Catherine (Cathy) Ircha (19th Anniversary) – The Family

Thursday, 22 November

9:00 a.m. George Teves – Parents

5:15 p.m. Gordon Lang – Paul & Mary Dowling

Friday,  23 November

9:00 a.m. Ronald Price – Nubelia Rosner

5:15  p.m.    Joe Melo – Maria Carreiro

Saturday, 24 November

9:00 a.m. Candalaria Gonzalez – Pilar Rosales & Family

5:15 p.m. Teresinha Nolan – John & Kael Nolan

Sunday, 25 November

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

11:00 a.m.    People of the Parish

NEXT WEEK 24-25 November 2018






Eucharistic Ministers





24 Nov.

5:15  p.m.



L. McKeown

H. Pasko

Deacon Wojcik


G. Pattenden


P. Scott

A. Kelly

R. Lachance

D. Mazzolin



25 Nov.

9:00 a.m.


D. Tudin

M. Tudin


Sr. Kalchbrenner

G. Goncalves


R. Emmons

S. Eves

T. McCue

D. Neddow



25 Nov.

11:00 a.m.


Youth Mass


T. Donoghue

K. Colwell


J. Ferreira

L. Garrett

P. Greenwood

B. Krasna






24 Nov.

5:15 p.m.



25 Nov.

9:00 a.m.



25 Nov.

11:00 a.m.





M. Drumm

F. Cao

R. Canning


I. Watts

E. Foley

B. Baker


M. Farrell

M. Stabback

E. Samson


Junior Liturgy





M. Downey

O. Rondeau


M. Farrell

S. Fragoso




Please remember in your prayers the following: Alex C.; Matthew Hennessey; Rosa Macedo; 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.




SALVATION ARMY KETTLE DRIVE Again, this year, St. Joseph’s will be partnering with the Salvation Army Kettle Drive two days per week, Monday & Wednesday, at Loblaws, Kingston Centre.  Shifts are 1 hour long from 10:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m., each of the days selected beginning the week of 19 November 2018, and ending the week of 17 December 2018.  Parishioners are needed now to indicate their willingness to help, by contacting Bill at 613-547-3267, or, or Sharon at 613-549-0559, or


FOOD BAGS will be collected this weekend,17-18 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, 17-18 November 2018. Your support continues to make a difference.  Thank you.


CAMPAIGN LIFE COALITION CHRISTMAS CAKES will be on sale after all Masses on 17-18 and 24-25 November 2018.  Deluxe cakes are $25.00; Bar cakes are $18.00.  They make great gifts!



by Frank Cosentino.  The Flying Fathers Hockey Club began in 1964, “a bunch of priests playing hockey,” developed in to a spiritual and spirited journey for players, coaches and especially “hockey fans” – fans of the Canadian pastime.  This easy-flowing narrative brings together the passion for God with the passion for hockey.  The book will be available for sale at the parish office beginning Monday, 19 November, during office hours.  Sales at the church entrances will take place 8-9 and 15-16 December.  Cost is $30.00.  This is a project of the St. Joseph’s Knights of Columbus.  A great gift for all ages!


KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS COAT DRIVE for Hotel Dieu Hospital will take place from 19 November-31 December 2018.  Warm, washable winter coats (especially large sizes for men and women) are needed.  Ski jackets in all sizes are also needed.  We will also accept washable thermal socks, mitts, hats, blankets and winter boots.  We will pick up items if needed, or they may be dropped off.  Call Dwight at 613-544-6738 to make arrangements.  Items will be distributed at St. Mary’s Parish Centre, Brock Street, from 2-18 January 2019.


  1. JOSEPH’S YOUTH GROUP will meet on Friday, 23 November in the parish hall, from 6:30-8:30 p.m. We will be preparing “Blessing Bags,” do be donated to the local shelters this winter. Students are asked to bring toiletries (soap, toothpaste, toothbrushes, shampoo, etc.) to contribute to our mission work.  There will also be a practice for the Youth Mass on Sunday, 25 November 2018, at 11:00 a.m.  Come and share social time with Catholic youth, as we work to support people in need and prepare for our first of three youth-focused Masses.  For information, call Angela at 613-547-8116.


CELEBRATION OF MEMORY AND NEW LIFE A service for the bereaved will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, 25 November 2018, 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 on Sunday, 25 November 2018, after the 9:00 & 11:00 a.m. Masses.  Please join us for fellowship and refreshments.  Our gracious hosts will be St. Joseph’s Hockey Team of the Church Athletic League.


SPIRITUALITY INQUIRY At the October Spiritual Inquiry session, there was so much discussion that it was agreed to continue with the theme; “Dynamics of Catholic Marriage in a Secular Society.”  Part 2 of this topic will take place on Thursday, 29 November 2018, from 7:00-8:30 p.m.  Bring along friends, neighbours and spouse.


ANNUAL CRAFT, BAKE SALE & THEMED BASKET RAFFLE The Catholic Women’s League will be holding their annual fundraiser after all Masses on 1-2 December 2018.  We will have homemade crafts, homemade pies, breads, cookies and other goodies for sale.  Tickets for Baskets will be drawn on 2 December after the 11:00 a.m. Mass.


THE SOLEMNITY OF THE IMMACULATE CONCEPTION OF THE BLESSED VIRGIN MARY and Ordinationd to the Permanent Diaconate, will take place on Friday, 7 December 2018, at 7:30 p.m., at St. Mary’s Cathedral.  Archbishop O’Brien will preside.  Reception to follow at École Cathédrale.  All are cordially invited to attend.


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, 13 December 2018, from 1:00-3:00 p.m.  Refreshments will be served in the parish hall; a free-will offering would be gratefully appreciated.




SALVATION ARMY TOY DRIVE & SANTA SHUFFLE Help is needed 19 November-17 December; any dates and times you are able to assist is greatly appreciated!  Text Rosa at 343-364-2680 or email for full list of dates and times.  Thank you.


SEPARATED AND/OR DIVORCED Are you, or is 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 meeting will take place Tuesday, 20 November 2018, at the Francis J. Spence Pastoral Centre, 390 Palace Road, from 7:30-9:00 p.m.  The topic will be, “Grieving Process: Moving Towards Acceptance.”


NEWSIES This Disney musical, presented by Holy Cross Catholic Secondary School, will take place 28-30 November and 1 December at 7:00 p.m., and 1 December at 1:30 p.m.  Adults: $20.00, Students: $17.00; Matiée: $15.00.  On sale in the HC lobby from 11:00 a.m.-noon begining 14 November.  Call 613-384-1919 x 3401 for information.


INTO THE WOODS This musical, presented by Regiopolis-Notre Dame Catholic High School, will take place 5-8 December 2018, at 7:00 p.m., and 8 December, at 1:30 p.m.  See traditional fairy tale characters as you’ve never before.  Adults: $20.00 ($15.00 for Matinée); Students: $12.00 ($8.00 for Matinée); $6.00 for children under 12.  See or call 613-545-1902 x 2501 for info.

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