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Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe

25 November 2018


“My kingdom is not of this world.”




The celebration of Christ the King invites us to place Christ at the centre of our lives and follow the example of Jesus the servant king in our attitudes and actions.


Todays Readings


First Reading: Daniel 7:13-14


The prophet Daniel sees a new king coming in glory.


Second Reading: Apocalypse 1:5-8


Jesus Christ will gather all people into his embrace of mercy when he comes in glory.


Gospel: John 18:33-37


Jesus is a witness to the gift of the kingdom of God.  We catch glimpses of this kingdom when we see people living the values of justice, love, truth and peace.



Monday, 26 November

9:00 a.m.  Vince Joyce – Michael Mulrooney

5:15 p.m.    June Sears – The Family

Tuesday, 27 November

9:00 a.m.  Ronald Price – Lidia Price

5:15 p.m. Patricia Jones – The Family

Wednesday, 28 November

9:00 a.m.  Sr. Irene MacDonnell – Amado & Marietta Marcial

10:30 a.m.   Extendicare – Eleanor Martin – Frank & Martie Cervenko (moved from 14 November)

5:15 p.m.  Iria Casquilho – The Family

Thursday, 29 November

9:00 a.m. Gertrude & Benjamin San Pedro Sr. – Lourdes San Pedro

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

Friday,  30 November

9:00 a.m. Margaret Sim – Bennett Family

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

Saturday, 1 December

9:00 a.m. Intentions of Sr. Dorothy Fournier & Marietta Marcial

5:15 p.m. Mass of Thanksgiving – Rowena & Michael Strong

Sunday, 2 December

9:00 a.m.  Eileen Garrah – Tanya Millan

11:00 a.m.    People of the Parish

NEXT WEEK 1-2 December 2018






Eucharistic Ministers





1 Dec.

5:15  p.m.



G. Pattenden

M. Peck


B. Greigson

J. Bennett


I. Stewart

F. Carter

R. Webb

P. Greenwood



2 Dec

9:00 a.m.


J. Watts

M-A. Wojcik

Deacon Wojcik


B. Earle


T. Raine

M. Turkington

R. Audet

F. Cuvelier



2 Dec.

11:00 a.m.


K. Soriano

Maria Turano


L. Donoghue

R. Kwak


J. McLaren

M. Strong

P. Tetro

D. Kurman






1 Dec.

5:15 p.m.



2 Dec.

9:00 a.m.



2 Dec.

11:00 a.m.





M. Drumm

A. Lett


R. Gumboc

B. Evaristo

M. Castro


A. Hung

M.. Doctolero

A. Doctolero


Junior Liturgy





T. Nguyen

A. Scott


E. Hayes

K. Soriano




Please remember in your prayers the following: Alex C.; Matthew Hennessey; Rosa Macedo; Marcus Hacault; Murray MacNeil; Judy Dowling; Ossie Fisher; Millie Lane; Mark Heeler.


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.




CELEBRATION OF MEMORY AND NEW LIFE A service for the bereaved will be held at 2:00 p.m. this 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 will take place this 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.


SALVATION ARMY KETTLE DRIVE Only 3-one hour time slots remain to be filled by St. Joseph’s parishioners (10 December at 5:00 p.m.; 17 December at noon and 5:00 p.m.)  If you can help out, contact Bill at, or 613-547-3267, or  Sharon at or 613-549-0559.


CAMPAIGN LIFE COALITION CHRISTMAS CAKES will be on sale after all Masses this weekend, 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, 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 until 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.


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.


CHRISTMAS EVE PAGEANT We are looking for children to fulfill various roles in the Christmas Eve Pageant and Christmas Eve Children’s Choir.  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 upcoming practices at the church.  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! Children, grade 3 and up are also invited to rehearse for the Children’s Choir on Christmas Eve.  There will be four rehearsals for the pageant and choir on Sunday, 2, 9, 16 and 23 December, from noon until 1:00 p.m. (immediately following the 11:00 a.m. Mass), for both the pageant and the choir in the church.  For information, contact


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.


PENANCE CELEBRATION The Advent Penance Celebration for St. Joseph’s will be held on Sunday, 16 December 2018, 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.




BILLINGS LIFE CLINIC will take place on Monday, 26 November 2018, at St. Paul the Apostle Church, from 7:00-8:00 p.m.  Call 613-544-8495 or email  The Billings Ovulation Method uses a woman’s signs to indicate fertility or infertility.


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; Matinée: $15.00.  On sale in the HC lobby from 11:00 a.m.-noon beginning 14 November.  Call 613-384-1919 x 3401 for information.


ADVENT PREPARATION RETREAT at St. Paul the Apostle, 1111 Taylor-Kidd Blvd, on 1 December 2018, from 1:30 -7:00 p.m.  For details, contact Shiya Prince at 1-647-818-5103 or Jomon Joseph at 1-647-909-0930.


CHRISTMAS CRAFT & BAKE SALE will be held at St. Francis of Assisi School, 114 Wiley Street, on Saturday, 1 December, 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. and 2 December, 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.  Free admission,; item for Food Bank appreciated.


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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