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Thirty-First Sunday in Ordinary Time
5 November 2017

“God’s message and not some human thinking”


God is the Father of all. Believing this, we live our lives in love for one another through the grace of Jesus our Lord.

Today’s Readings

First Reading: Malachi 1:14-2:2, 8-10

A warning is sounded for all in authority, not to betray their trust.

Second Reading: 1 Thessalonians 2:7-9, 13

Paul reminds us that the Gospel is a living message from God.

Gospel: Matthew 23:1-12

Beware the temptations of power, Jesus says. Live as servants to one another.


Monday, 6 November
9:00 a.m. Gordon Tompkins – The Family
5:15 p.m. Jose Melo – Cecilia & Family
Tuesday, 7 November
9:00 a.m. Sr. Julia Hamilton – Pat McConville
5:15 p.m. Alice & Josephine Ingoldsby & their family – Karen Ingoldsby
Wednesday, 8 November
9:00 a.m. Sandra & Antonio Del Prete – Gennaro & Alberto & Family
10:30 a.m. Extendicare – Dr. Max & Marion Miller – Blacklock Family
5:15 p.m. Mike McKeown – Pat & Margie Powers
Thursday, 9 November
9:00 a.m. Intentions of Rosa Kwak
5:15 p.m. Forgotten Souls in Purgatory – Chris Jones & Family
Friday, 10 November
9:00 a.m. Clair Kearns – Wilma Kearns
10:30 a.m. School Mass – Flora Richard – The Family
5:15 p.m. Santina Quilici – Steve & Mary Ottenhof
Saturday, 11 November
9:00 a.m. Rino Cantarutti – Gerald & Jo-Anne Koster
5:15 p.m. Michael Walsh (17th Anniversary) – Estelle Walsh & Family
Sunday, 12 November
9:00 a.m. Gerard Waters – Laura Clare Waters
11:00 a.m. People of the Parish
NEXT WEEK 11-12 November 2017

Eucharistic Ministers

11 Nov.
5:15 p.m.

H. Pasko
M. Peck

G. Pattenden
P. Scott

J. Garrah
A. Kelly
R. Lachance
I. Stewart

12 Nov.
9:00 a.m.
W. Cunningham
C. Purcell
Deacon Wojcik
N. Haunts
R. Audet
F. Cuvelier
D. Dennee
R. Emmons

12 Nov.
11:00 a.m.
Sr. D. Fournier
J-A. Koster

K. Colwell
S. Fragoso
F. Asuncion
J. Ferreira
L. Garrett
P. Greenwood


11 November
5:15 p.m.
12 November
9:00 a.m.
12 November
11:00 a.m.

E. Drumm
M. Drumm
S. Drumm
B. Evaristo
K. Rances
M. Roque
D. Fernandes
T. Fernandes
D. Fernandes


N. Dennee
S. Hardwick
A. Lorbetskie
K. Soriano
D. Deptuck

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; Carminda Godinho; George Wojcik; Candy Powell; Noah Bailey; Marie McNeil.

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.


ROSARY IN THE CEMETERY will take place this Sunday, 5 November 2017, 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 33rd 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. Please use the north entrance.

CATHOLIC WOMEN’S LEAGUE Executive Meeting will take place on Monday, 6 November 2017, at 7:00 p.m., in the parish hall. The General Meeting is on Monday, 13 November 2017, at 6:15 p.m., in the Parish Hall, following the 5:15 p.m. Mass for Deceased Catholic Women’s League Members. Bring a “lunch” to eat before the meeting, if you wish. Our Election Process will be discussed; so think about joining the Executive or nominating someone you feel is worthy.

Attention all CWL Members! Our Annual CWL Christmas Bake & Craft Sale will take place on the weekend of 2-3 December 2017, after each Mass. Anyone wanting to donate homemade aprons with bibs (kid-sized, too!), knitted or crocheted dishcloths and hand towels that hang up, is asked to bring them to the parish office. Thank you in advance for your generosity and Christian spirit!

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 on the weekend of 11-12 November 2017.

ST. JOSEPH’S YOUTH GROUP will gather in the parish hall on Friday, 17 November 2017, from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Youth will be practising for the annual Christmas carolling event at Extendicare on 7 December. The Youth Group welcomes new and returning young people to this inspiring and fun gathering. For information, contact Alison at, or Angela at 613-547-8116.

SALVATION ARMY KETTLE DRIVE 2017 As a community outreach endeavour, interested parishioners of St. Joseph’s parish and the Salvation Army Kettles drive are partnering together this Christmas season in a first-time project. The plan it to supervise a kettle at the Loblaws Kingston Centre store each Wednesday that the drive operates during the months of November & December. Shifts would only be for one hour each, from 10:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m. If you wish to contribute some volunteer time during these weeks of operation, contact either Sharon Lillis, at 613-549-0559, or Bill Allen, at 613-547-3267 before Monday, 13 November, to get in on the schedule.

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

HOSPITALITY SUNDAY will take place on Sunday, 26 November 2017, 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.

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.


THE CATHOLIC WOMEN’S LEADERSHIP FOUNDATION (CWLF) is accepting applications for its initial Leadership Program for Canadian Catholic women. The Program will be facilitated by the Providence School of Transformative Leadership and Spirituality, Saint Paul University, Ottawa. For more information about the CWLF and the Leadership Program, and to complete an application form, visit

REMEMBRANCE SERVICE The Knights of Columbus and the Royal Canadian Legion invite you to attend their annual Remembrance Day Service at on Sunday, 5 November 2017, at 1:45 p.m., at St. Mary’s Cemetery, 718 Division Street, Kingston. All welcome.

SEPARATED & DIVORCED You are welcome to attend the New Life Support Group on alternate Tuesday evenings at 390 Palace Road, Kingston. The next meeting will take place on Tuesday, 7 November 2017, from 7:30-9:30 p.m. The topic will be, “Anger: Causes and Guises.” For further information, contact the Family Ministry Office at 613-548-4461 or via email at

REGIOPOLIS-NOTRE DAME CATHOLIC HIGH SCHOOL would like to invite parents for a screening of Screenagers, a movie about growing up in the digital age, on 8 November 2017, at 6:30 p.m., in the RND Cafetorium. It is being sponsored by the RND Parent Council. Admission is free. For information about the program, go to

COMMEMORATION SERVICE will be held on Sunday, 12 November 2017, at St. James Cemetery, 236 Edward Street, Stirling. A service will be held at 8:45 a.m. in the cemetery, followed by a Celebration Mass at 9:15 a.m., in the church, with a Remembrance Brunch in the hall following Mass. Cost is $5.00, or $20.00 for family of 5 or more. All funds raised will go towards cemetery upkeep.

HOTEL DIEU HOSPITAL/ST. MARY’S CATHEDRAL COAT DRIVE 2017 We will be collecting clean, gently used winter coats until 17 November, for distribution to the community. Washable, down-filled-style coats and ski jackets are particularly needed, plus men’s XL/XXL/XXXL sizes. Coats may be dropped off at the Sydenham Street entrance of Hotel Dieu Hospital during regular business hours. For information, call 613-544-3400, ext. 4204.

MY SACRIFICE AND YOURS” The Archdiocese of Kingston invites you to the Liturgical Conference that will take place on Friday, 24 November 2017, from 7:30-9:00 p.m., and Saturday, 25 November 2017, from 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m., at the Providence Spirituality Centre, 1200 Princess Street. Facilitator: Fr. John Hibbard, Chair of the Archdiocesan Liturgy Commission. Registration deadline is 4 November: Commuters: $30.00; Overnight: $80.00. To register, contact Gorett at 613-548-4461, or email