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Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe
26 November 2017

“In so far as you did this to one of the least of these…you did it to me.”

Introduction

Christ’s kingdom is not like the kingdoms of this world. It is a kingdom of love and service, where, like good shepherds, we look out for and care for one another.

Today’s Readings

First Reading: Ezekiel 34:11-12, 15-17

Ezekiel’s image of the Lord as a shepherd of the sheep is one that Jesus uses on many occasions, even in the vision of the last judgement which Matthew presents to us today.

Second Reading: 1 Corinthians 15:20-26, 28

With Christ’s death, death itself is conquered. Now the way is open for all of us to be raised up as members of the kingdom he will hand over to the Father.

Gospel: Matthew 25:31-46

In this last judgement passage we have the ultimate criterion by which we are judged: the willingness to recognize Christ in everyone.

MASSES FOR THE WEEK
Monday, 27 November
9:00 a.m. Victor Bennett – Beverley Earle & Tim McCue
5:15 p.m. June Sears – The Family
Tuesday, 28 November
9:00 a.m. Vicente Domingo – Lorna Asuncion
5:15 p.m. Pauline Dossou – Raymonde Degbey
Wednesday, 29 November
9:00 a.m. Gertrudes San Pedro (30th Anniversary) – Lourdes San Pedro & Family
10:30 a.m. Extendicare – Jim & Ruth Sheridan – Jerome & Lucille Sheridan
5:15 p.m. Frank Murphy – Helen White
Thursday, 30 November
9:00 a.m. Bill McPherson – Yvon & Pauline Levesque
5:15 p.m. Special Intention – Anne Pickett
Friday, 1 December
9:00 a.m. Intentions of Sr. Dorothy Fournier & Marietta Marcial
10:00 a.m. Kingsdale Château – Marie Jordan – Susan Steacy & Family
5:15 p.m. Kevin Ottenhof – Steve & Mary Ottenhof
Saturday, 2 December
9:00 a.m. Intentions of Doris Lomboy – Yeshi Redda
5:15 p.m. Mass of Thanksgiving – Gerry & Annetta
Sunday, 3 December
9:00 a.m. Betty Riopelle & Karyn McNulty – The Family
11:00 a.m. People of the Parish
NEXT WEEK 2-3 December2017

Date
Lectors
Eucharistic Ministers
Ushers

Saturday
2 Dec.
5:15 p.m.

R. Borges
S. McGrath
Deacon Wojcik
T. Murphy
I. Stewart
P. Scott
D. Mazzolin
R. Lachance

Sunday
3 Dec.
9:00 a.m.
Sr. Kalchbrenner
A. MacKinnon
M. Cervenko
F. Lovie
R. Emmons
S. Eves
T. McCue
D. Neddow

Sunday
3 Dec.
11:00 a.m.
K. Soriano
B. McIver
M-A. Wojcik
J. Gerretsen
B. Krasna
J. McLaren
M. Strong
P. Greenwood

 

Date
Saturday
2 December
5:15 p.m.
Sunday
3 December
9:00 a.m.
Sunday
3 December
11:00 a.m.

Altar
Servers
O. Gowsell
A. Cantarutti
C. Cantarutti
K. Gowsell
A. Gowsell
I. Watts
E. Foley
P. Krasna
A. Krasna
M. Farrell

Junior
Liturgy

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P. Bullock
T. Nguyen
G. Goncalves
A. Doctolero

PRAYERS FOR THOSE WHO ARE ILL
Please remember in your prayers the following: Helen Taillon; Yvonne Vickers; Kathy Veley; Tony Deodato; Ciara Ryckman; Jean Wells; Danny Denham; Brigit Knott; Jack Coleman; Marcus Hacault; Kim Emond; Freeman Shupe; Kathleen Forsyth; Evangeline Talens; Millie Lane; Jim McCarthy; Joan Wilson; George Wojcik; Candy Powell; Noah Bailey; Marie McNeil; Donna Casford; Keith Froats.

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, especially Joe Vanderhelm, Patricia Fowler, Joe Corrigan.

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

SALVATION ARMY KETTLE DRIVE 2017 As a community outreach endeavour, St. Joseph’s Parish and the Salvation Army Kettles drive are partnering in a first-time project to supervise a kettle at the Loblaws Kingston Centre store each Monday that the drive operates during the months of November & December. Shifts would be for one hour each, from noon until 8:00 p.m. If you wish to volunteer during these weeks of operation, contact either Sharon Lillis, at 613-549-0559, as soon as possible.

HOSPITALITY SUNDAY will take place this Sunday, 26 November 2017, after the 9:00 & 11:00 a.m. Masses. The St. Joseph’s Hockey team will be your hosts. Please gather in the parish hall to enjoy some refreshments and fellowship.

CHRISTMAS CAKES Delicious custom-baked Christmas Cakes will be sold after all Masses this weekend, 25-26 November 2017. For a donation of $25.00 to Campaign Life Coalition’s Pro-life work, you will receive a beautiful boxed deluxe cake. We also have bar cakes for $18.00 each. They make great Christmas gifts. Contact CLC at 613-389-4472 for information.

CELEBRATION OF MEMORY AND NEW LIFE A service for the bereaved will be held at 2:00 p.m. this Sunday, 26 November 2017, 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.

ANNUAL CWL CHRISTMAS BAKE & CRAFT SALE will be on the weekend of 2-3 December, after each Mass. Bake tables will have “specialty diet” goodies, along with our other delicious items, including lots of pies! Craft tables will include handmade gift items, as well as feature home-made tablecloths, runners, scarves, pillow shams, etc. Tickets available for Themed Raffle Baskets.

SPIRITUALITY INQUIRY The next session of the Spiritual Inquiry gatherings will be held on Wednesday, 6 December 2017, from 7:00-8:30 p.m., in the parish hall. This is an excellent opportunity to discuss our Catholic faith, religious practices and spiritual beliefs. In a relaxed environment, participants will have the opportunity to express thoughts, raise questions or simply listen to the responses of others in attendance. Light refreshments will be served.

PENANCE CELEBRATION The Advent Penance Celebration for St. Joseph’s will be held on Sunday, 10 December 2017, 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.

CATHOLIC WOMEN’S LEAGUE Potluck & Appreciation Dinner will take place on Monday, 11 December 2017, following the 5:15 p.m. Mass. Please drop off your contributions of food before the Mass, so they can be kept hot if necessary, and mark if your food is vegetarian or gluten-free, for those who need to know. (For those coming just for dinner, it will start around 6:15 p.m.) Thank you!

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, 10 and 17 December 2017, 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!

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, 14 December 2017, from 1:00-3:00 p.m. Refreshments will be served in the parish hall; a free-will offering would be gratefully appreciated.

HUNANITARIAN CRISIS IN MYANMAR In response to the Rohingya situation ion Myanmar, the Canadian Catholic Organization for Development & Peace (Caritas Canada) is working with Caritas Bangladesh to support a food distribution program along the Bangladesh/Myanmar border. D&P is also assisting Bangladeshis with food and other emergency relief to help relieve the enormous strain that the refugee crisis is having on their own country’s limited resources. To assist the victims of this humanitarian crisis, Development & Peace has set up a Myanmar Crisis Relief Fund. Until 28 November, the Government of Canada will match all donations to that fund and to the relief efforts of other eligible Canadian charitable organizations. For further information, and to make an online donation, visit www.devp.org/en/emergencies/bangladesh.

OUR COMMUNITY

HOLY CROSS ARTS DEPARTMENT PRESENTS GODSPELL 29 November-2 December, at 7:00 p.m. and 2 December, 1:30 p.m., at Holy Cross Catholic Secondary School. Tickets are $15.00, and available by going to hctoday.ca, or by calling 613-384-1919.

CHRISTMAS BAZAAR & TEA ROOM will take place on 30 November 2017, from 10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m., in the Founders Hall, at the new Providence Care Hospital, 752 King Street West. Contact Tanya at 613-544-4900 x 53063, for information.

MELOS’ ADVENT/CHRISTMAS CONCERT of chant, carols, poetry reading and more, will be held on Friday, 1 December 2017, at 7:30 p.m., at St. George’s Cathedral, 270 King Street East. Pre-concert lecture “Christmas in a Mediaeval Nunnery.” Tickets $25.00; Students $10.00, at the door. For information, call 613-767-7245, or see website melos-earlymusic.org, or email holly.gwynnetimothy@gmail.com.

HOLY FAMILY PARISH HOLLY JOLLY CHRISTMAS CRAFT SALE will be held on Saturday2 December, from 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. and Sunday, 3 December, from 10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m., at St. Francis of Assisi School, 114 Wiley Street. Free admission – donation to food bank appreciated. Bake Table, Raffle items, gifts & decorations from over 20 crafters. Enjoy lunch and relax. See you there!

SOLEMNITY OF THE IMMACULATE CONCEPTION All are invited to the Archdiocesan Liturgical Celebration of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary, on Friday, 8 December 2017, at 7:30 p.m., at St. Mary’s Cathedral. Archbishop O’Brien presiding. Reception to follow at École Cathédrale.