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Thirty-First Sunday in Ordinary Time

3 November 2019


Today salvation has come to this house.




What do we want to change in our life?  Maybe Jesus can bring us salvation as he did to Zacchaeus.


Todays Readings


First Reading: Wisdom 11:22-12:2


The Lord maintains the whole of creation because of his love for all that he has made.


Second Reading:  2 Thessalonians 1:11-2:2


Paul prays that the grace of God may complete its work in and through the community at Thessalonica.


Gospel: Luke 19:1-10


Salvation comes to the house of Zacchaeus, the tax collector.




Monday, 4 November

9:00 a.m.  Ed Vincent – Cathy & Chris Seymour

5:15 p.m.    Charles Vidal – Genevieve Vidal

Tuesday, 5 November

9:00 a.m.  Mass of Thanksgiving – Raphael Mbachu

5:15 p.m.  Intentions of Anne Pickett

Wednesday, 6 November

9:00 a.m.  Intentions of Katherine Quinlan – Bill Little & Family

10:30 a.m. Extendicare – Natalina Fiorentino – Skip & Mary Lou Hills

5:15 p.m.  Joe Melo – Cecilia Melo

Thursday, 7 November

 9:00 a.m. Antonio Michelli & Philomena Agostinelli – Maria Agostinelli

5:15 p.m.  John Brandao – Maria Brandao & Family

Friday,  8 November

9:00 a.m.  Ortenzia Murano – The Family

10:30 a.m.   School Mass – Betty McLaren – Arleen Fraser

5:15  p.m. Richard Stoparczyk – Diane & Mike Foley

Saturday, 9 November

9:00 a.m.  Claire Kearns – Wilma Kearns

5:15 p.m.  Michael Walsh (19th Anniversary) – Estelle & Family

Sunday, 10 November

9:00 a.m.  Paul Bly – Bly Family

11:00 a.m.  People of the Parish

NEXT WEEK 9-10 November 2019






Eucharistic Ministers





9 Nov.

5:15 p.m.


J. Saunders

H. Pasko


M. Marcial

J. Lachance


F. Arruda

P. Scott

P. Greenwood

D. Mazzolin



10 Nov.

9:00 a.m.


C. Purcell

P. McCue


F. Lovie

N. McCue


T. McCue


T. Raine

M. Turkington



10 Nov.

11:00 a.m.


R. Webb

W. Cunningham


M. Foley

N. Balla


L. Garrett

P. Greenwood

B. Krasna

F. Asuncion






9 Nov.

5:15 p.m.



10 Nov.

9:00 a.m.



10 Nov.

11:00 a.m.





M. Drumm

C. Lee


I. Watts

C. Udovc

A. McCaugherty


A. Hung

M. Doctolero

E. Samson


Junior Liturgy





P. Bullock

M. Downey


T. Nguyen

M. Mussari



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.


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 Manuel Medeiros, Pat Slack, Cauleen Palmer.


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.



THANK YOU We have received thank you notes from the Partners in Mission Food Bank for our generous donations of food and money, from Campaign Life Coalition for the Coins for Life donations, and from Birthright for the baby bottle donations.  St. Joseph’s parishioners continue to be extremely generous in aiding our community at large.  Thank you!!


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.


KEEP CHRIST IN CHRISTMAS Cards for the Christmas season will be available for purchase at all Masses this weekend, 2-3 November 2019.  With a limited number of boxed cards, make sure you obtain what you need at your first convenience.  “Personalize the Miracle,” brought to you by the Knights of Columbus, St. Joseph’s Council #11670.


ROSARY IN THE CEMETERY will take place this Sunday, 3 November 2019, at 2:00 p.m.  We will carry on the tradition of saying the Rosary at St. Mary’s Cemetery to remember the “Holy Souls.”  This will be the 35th  consecutive year, and all members of the congregation, families and friends are invited to join us at the Statue of the Angel of Mercy (northwest corner of St. Mary’s Cemetery) to reflect and pray for the deceased.


CATHOLIC WOMENS LEAGUE Executive Meeting will take place on Monday, 4 November 2019, at 7:00 p.m., in the parish hall.


PRIESTS RETIREMENT FUND supports the Archdiocesan program which provides elderly and infirm priests with the financial support they have earned after many years of service.  The Fund currently provides monthly pensions and health benefits for our retired priests.  We thank you for the generosity you have shown in the past, and we hope that you will generously support this year’s collection to be held next weekend, 9-10 November 2019.


MASS FOR DECEASED CATHOLIC WOMENS LEAGUE MEMBERS The CWL invites all members to celebrate a Mass for Deceased Members on Monday, 11 November 2019, at 5:15 p.m. Bring a brown bag lunch and stay for the General Meeting, to be held at 6:15 p.m.


  1. JOSEPH YOUTH GROUP will meet on Friday, 15 November 2019, from 6:30-8:30 p.m., in the parish hall. All youth, Grade 2 and up, are welcome. We are a faith-based group, meeting monthly with different themed events.  This month we will be making Advent wreaths with the theme of “preparing our hearts for Jesus,” as well as enjoying a  social time with ice- breakers.  For information, contact Alison at, or Angela at 613-547-8116.


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, 20, 22, 25, 27, 29 November and 2, 4, 6, 9, 11, 13, 16, 18, 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. on 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 on 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.


PRAYER BOOK A book has been placed in a place of honour near the Blessed Sacrament.  You are invited to write in it those needs and concerns for which you would like our St. Joseph’s family / community to pray.  Wishing to respect everyone’s privacy, please keep all entries anonymous.




COAT DRIVE Looking for donations of gently used, washable (down-filled/ski-jacket style) coats (especially men & women’s L/XL/XXL), washable socks, gloves, hats & light fleece blankets.  Place items in bin at Sydenham St. Entrance of Hotel Dieu Hospital during regular business hours (Monday-Friday).  Distribution takes place at St. Mary’s Parish Hall 12-20 November and 2-17 January, 1:00-4:00 p.m., Monday-Friday.


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, 5 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.


ARCHDIOCESAN LITURGICAL CONFERENCE 2019: Call to Ministry, Called in Baptism, Formed in Faith Communities, will take place 15-16 November 2019, at Providence Spirituality Centre, 1200 Princess Street.  Facilitator is Bernadette Gasslein.  Commuters: $35.00, Overnight: $80.00.  Friday Social, Saturday Lunch, Coffee Breaks included.  Register by Monday, 4 November 2019, by contacting Gorett or at 613-548-4461.


SNOWFLAKE BAZAAR will be held on Saturday, 16 November 2019, from 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m., at Blessed Sacrament Parish Hall, 3 Briscoe Street, Amherstview.  Sponsored by Blessed Sacrament CWL.  Something for everyone, Christmas Shoppe, bake table, silent auction and lunch in our tea room.  No admission fee.


ITALIAN DINNER FUNDRAISER on Saturday, 9 November 2019, at 6:00 p.m., at St. Mary’s Cathedral Parish Centre, 260 Brock Street.  Tickets are $50.00 in advance.  Menu includes homemade ravioli, salad, chicken a la Francesca, potatoes, vegetables, dessert, coffee, tea and complimentary glass of wine.  To purchase tickets, contact Dominica at 613-546-4934 or the parish office at 613-546-5521 X 3.

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