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Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe
20 November 2016

“Above him there was an inscription: ‘This is the King of the Jews’.”

Introduction

On the final Sunday of the liturgical year, we celebrate the kingship of Christ: a fitting end to the Church’s year. The liturgy for today makes clear, however, that Christ’s kingship has little to do with the exercise of the monarchial power in a worldly sense.

Today’s Readings

First Reading: 2 Samuel 5:1-3

David is chosen as the undisputed king of Israel by all the tribes at Hebron. David was God’s choice; people agree that he alone is fit to lead God’s people.

Second Reading: Colossians 1:12-20

The Son of God is the image of the unseen God, the firstborn of all creation, the one who existed before anything was created.

Gospel: Luke 23:35-43

The kingship of Jesus is recognized by the unlikeliest of people: a self-confessed criminal who admits that he deserves to die for what he has done.

MASSES FOR THE WEEK
Monday, 21 November
9:00 a.m. Mass of Thanksgiving – Gerry & Annetta
5:15 p.m. Catherine (Cathy) Ircha (17th Anniversary) – The Family
Tuesday, 22 November
9:00 a.m. Gino Bidinost – The Family
5:15 p.m. Intentions of Anne Pickett
Wednesday, 23 November
9:00 a.m. Patricia Candido – Shirley Kelliher
10:30 a.m. Extendicare – Elisio Ponte & Extended Family Members – Lidia Ponte
5:15 p.m. Leon Dillon – Mary & Brian Buck
Thursday, 24 November
9:00 a.m. Ken Lillis – Alan MacLachlan
5:15 p.m. Candalaria Gonzalez – Pilar Rosales & Family
Friday, 25 November
9:00 a.m. Ventura & Angelica Dos Santos – Venancio & Elena Dos Santos
5:15 p.m. June Sears – The Family
Saturday, 26 November
9:00 a.m. Margaret & Bert Purcell – The Family
5:15 p.m. Pat Jones – Chris Jones & Family
Sunday, 27 November
9:00 a.m. John Lacey (22nd Anniversary) – Audrey Lacey
11:00 a.m. People of the Parish
NEXT WEEK – 26-27 November 2016

Date
Lectors
Eucharistic Ministers
Ushers

Saturday
26 Nov.
5:15 p.m.
R. Borges
S. McGrath
Dcn. Wojcik
M-A. Wojcik
D. Mazzolin
I. Stewart
P. Scott
S. Peck

Sunday
27 Nov.
9:00 a.m.
P. Kingston
A. MacKinnon
Dcn. Wojcik
B. Earle
S. Eves
T. McCue
D. Kurman
D. Neddow

Sunday
27 Nov.
11:00 a.m.
B.McIver
J. Gerretsen
Dcn. Wojcik
A. Gerretsen
B. Krasna
J. McLaren
J. Scott
M. Strong

Date
Saturday
26 Nov.
5:15 p.m.
Sunday
27 Nov.
9:00 a.m.
Sunday
27 Nov.
11:00 a.m.

Altar
Servers
S. Sedore
O. Gowsell
I. Simoes
C. Watts
R. Watts
I. Watts
M. Sutton
P. Krasna
A. Krasna
M. Farrell
A. Hung

Junior Liturgy

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A. Baxby
B. Kasaboski
S. Skebo
D. Deptuck

PRAYERS FOR THOSE WHO ARE ILL
Please remember in your prayers the following: Willie Wylemans; Terry Kot; Kerry Kozak; Taylor Emond; Taryn Emond; Hermina Lawlor; Helen O’Brien; Teresa Tenuta; Marcus Hacault; Katherine Yager; Barbara Giff; Bertram Mapp; Alden Mapp; Konner Curry; Sue Hunter; Lee Plumpton; Joan Wray; Helen Taillon; Peter Solis; Yvonne Vickers.

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.

PRAYERS FOR THE DECEASED
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

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.

OUR PARISH

YEAR OF MERCY In this Year of Mercy, St. Joseph’s Parish showcased many volunteer possibilities within the Kingston area. Thank you to all who took time to look into these, and who made the effort to take part in the various non-profit organizations in our area.

LEGION OF MARY Because of our inability to fill an executive roster of the Legion of Mary at St. Joseph’s Church, we are looking for additional members who might accept an executive position. Without new members, our praesidium, which has been active for over 60 years, may have to close. If you wish to volunteer, please call Karin at 613-547-4086, and leave a message.

NEWS FROM THE CATHOLIC WOMEN’S LEAGUE The December General Meeting will be held on 5 December around 7:00 p.m., following the CWL Potluck & Appreciation dinner, after the 5:15 p.m. Mass. Please drop off food before Mass, so that it can be kept hot, if necessary, and mark your food if it is vegetarian or gluten-free.

Attention all parishioners! Our Annual CWL Bake & Craft Sale will be held on 3-4 December 2016, after each Mass. Anyone wishing to donate homemade aprons with bibs, knitted or crocheted dishcloths and hand towels that hang up is asked to bring them to the parish office. We will have “speciality diet” goodies, along with other delicious items, including lots of pies. Craft tables will include ornaments for our feathered friends, and inexpensive gifts for kids to buy; as well, we will feature homemade tablecloths, runners, scarves, pillow shams, etc. Themed Raffle Baskets will again be on display for lucky participants!

FOOD BAGS will be collected this weekend, 19-20 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.

CAMPAIGN LIFE COALITION CHRISTMAS CAKES will be on sale this weekend, 19-20 November 2016, after all Masses. For a donation of $25.00 to CLC’s Pro-life work, you will receive a beautiful boxed deluxe Christmas Cake. We also have regular bar cake for $15.00

BUILDING FUND The monthly collection of the Building Fund will take place this weekend, 19-20 November 2016. Your support continues to make a difference. Thank you.

HOSPITALITY SUNDAY will take place on Sunday, 27 November 2016, 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.

CELEBRATION OF MEMORY AND NEW LIFE A service for the bereaved will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, 27 November 2016, 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.

SPIRITUAL INQUIRY The next gathering of the Spiritual Inquiry will begin on Wednesday, 30 November 2016, from 7:00-8:30 p.m., in the parish hall. It is an opportunity for parishioners, and others, to talk about matters of religion, faith and spirituality, in a very relaxed, informal and accepting environment. There is no agenda, and participants bring with them for discussion whatever is on their mind at the time. You are most welcome and encouraged to participate in ths unique session. Coffee and tea will be offered.

CHRISTMAS EVE PAGEANT If your child is age 4 or older, and would like to participate in this year’s Nativity pageant at the 5:15 p.m. Christmas Eve Mass, please plan to attend practices at the church on Sunday, 4 and 11 December 2016, after the 11:00 a.m. Mass, as the pageant participants will be practising with the Christmas choir at that time. The pageant is narrated, and therefore the children do not have speaking roles; so even the shiest can participate. Older students are encouraged to take part as we always need readers for Narrator, Lector and Prayer of the Faithful. All are welcome!
PENANCE CELEBRATION The Advent Penance Celebration for St. Joseph’s will be held on Sunday, 4 December 2016, 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 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, 8 December 2016, from 1:00-3:00 p.m. Refreshments will be served in the parish hall; a free-will offering would be gratefully appreciated.

OUR COMMUNITY

HOLY CROSS CATHOLIC SECONDARY SCHOOL REPORT CARDS will be distributed on Thursday, 24 November, in period one. Please do not hesitate to contact Student Services, at 613-384-2023, if you have any questions.

CURSILLISTAS You are invited to an ULTREYA on Sunday, 27 November 2016, at 2:00 p.m., at St. John the Apostle Church hall, 88 Patrick Street. This consists of a witness talk, response, small groups, music and prayer. This will be followed by a potluck at 4:00 p.m.. All Cursillastas are invited to join us. Please bring something for the potluck. Call Diane & Mike at 613-546-6224 for information, or email mfoley8@cogeco.ca.

LES MISERABLES will be performed at Holy Cross 30 November-3 December 2016, at 7:00 p.m., with a matinee at 1:30 p.m., on 3 December. Tickets are $20.00 for adults; $15.00 for students/children. Tickets are on sale in the main foyer at lunch or may be purchased at the door. Call 613-384-1919 for information.

MARRIAGE ENCOUNTER If you would like to improve your marriage, deepen your love, live more happily together, and draw closer to each other, the Marriage Encounter program can help. It is an experience which focusses on communication between husband wife. It is an opportunity to spend a weekend together away from the distractions and the tensions of everyday life and to concentrate on each other as a couple. The next weekend will take place in Ottawa on 20-22 January 2017. To register, please call Sally & Wayne Fink at 613-777-0262 or email wslovers98@gmail.com. Information may be found at www.wwmw.org.