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32nd Sunday in Ordinary Time
6 November 2016

“He is God, not of the dead, but of the living.”


At every Eucharist we celebrate the mystery of Christ’s passing over from death into life. That mystery is made present here for us today, so that we too can journey with him into the fullness of life. Let us give thanks to the God from whom all life comes.

Today’s Readings

First Reading: 2 Maccabees 7:1-2, 9-14

The seven brothers place their trust in God and in the resurrection from the dead.

Second Reading: 2 Thessalonians 2:16-3:5

Paul encourages the Thessalonians to persevere in their faith.

Gospel: Luke 20:27-38

Despite the mocking of the Sadducees, Jesus shows that God’s very nature means there is a resurrection from the dead for those who are worthy.

Monday, 7 November
9:00 a.m. Michael Leo Jewitt & Deceased Members of the Jewitt Family – The Estate
5:15 p.m. Ante Zulie – Neda Radic
Tuesday, 8 November
9:00 a.m. Sandra & Antonio Del Prete – Gennaro, Alberto & Maria Del Prete
5:15 p.m. Deceased Members of the Legion of Mary – Legion of Mary
Wednesday, 9 November
9:00 a.m. Patti Candido – Candido Family
10:30 a.m. Extendicare – Liturgy of the Word
5:15 p.m. Rita Richards – Frank & Helen Dillon
Thursday, 10 November
9:00 a.m. Deceased & Living Members of the Alarie & Hamilton Families – Sheila Alarie
5:15 p.m. Clair Kearns – Wilma Kearns
Friday, 11 November
9:00 a.m. James & Alice Fowler – Susanne Yaworski & Maureen Davison
5:15 p.m. Cristina Maria Chiappetta – Fernandes Family
Saturday, 12 November
9:00 a.m. Michael Walsh (16th Anniversary) – Estelle Walsh & Family
5:15 p.m. Gerard Waters (6th Anniversary – Waters Family
Sunday, 13 November
9:00 a.m. Intentions of Kevin & Dorothy Mulrooney (6oth Wedding Anniversary)
11:00 a.m. People of the Parish
NEXT WEEK – 12-13 November 2016

Eucharistic Ministers

12 Nov.
5:15 p.m.
M. Peck
C. Jones
Sr. L. Kearney
C. Pitts
D. Mazzolin
I. Stewart
J. Garrah
S. Peck

13 Nov.
9:00 a.m.
S. Eves
F. Walker
D. Tudin
M. Tudin
T. Raine
M. Turkington
R. Audet
F. Cuvelier

13 Nov.
11:00 a.m.
K. Burbank
J. Fraser
Dcn. Wojcik
S. Fragoso
J. McLaren
J. Scott
M. Strong
P. Tetro

12 Nov.
5:15 p.m.
13 Nov.
9:00 a.m.
13 Nov.
11:00 a.m.

S. Sedore
O. Gowsell
I. Simoes
C. Watts
R. Watts
I. Watts
M. Sutton
D. Fernandes
T. Fernandes
C. Jeewoo Lee

Junior Liturgy

T. Nguyen
N. Riley
A, Fraser
A. Lorbetskie
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; Joan Ling; 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.

You are asked to remember in prayer those recently deceased, especially Sr. Nola Joyce, Christopher Jones, Dina Jansen-Veenendaal.

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.


YEAR OF MERCY VOLUNTEER POSITIONS In this Year of Mercy, St. Joseph’s Parish will be showcasing volunteer possibilities:

CHRISTMAS KETTLE VOLUNTEERS NEEDED Want to make a difference in your community? Volunteer with us to support thousands of individuals and families throughout the Kingston Community. Help by committing to one or more 2-hour shifts monitoring Kettles in our city. Call 613-548-1600 x 114 or email to volunteer.

HURRICANE IN HAITI Haiti has once again been devastated by a natural disaster. The hurricane, which struck the country earlier this month, killed over 800 people, and destroyed tens of thousands of homes. The United Nations estimates that 350,000 people are in need of assistance. The Canadian Catholic Organization for Development and Peace is working with Caritas Haiti and Caritas Internationalis to provide assistance to the victims of the hurricane. Details of the humanitarian relief effort can be found on the D&P website. You are encouraged to support the efforts to provide assistance. Financial donations may be made at, by phone at 1-888-234-8533, or by cheque or money order (made out to Development and Peace, and clearly marked ‘Emergency Haiti’), sent to Development & Peace, 3rd floor, 1425 René-Levesque Blvd. West, Montreal, Quebec H3G 1T7.

SCREENING To comply with Archdiocesan regulations, clergy, lay employees, and volunteers are required to participate in the Archdiocesan Screening Process. Over the next few weeks, you will be contacted to follow through with this process. If you have any questions, please contact the parish office at 613-547-5004.

HOME VISITS The parish is currently in the process of organizing a committee to visit parishioners in seniors’ residences and nursing homes. If you know of anyone who would enjoy a visit, please call the parish office at 613-547-5004.

NEWS FROM THE CATHOLIC WOMEN’S LEAGUE The Executive Meeting will take place on Monday, 7 November 2016, at 7:00 p.m., in the parish hall. The General Meeting will take place on Monday, 14 November 2016, at 6:15 p.m., following the 5:15 p.m. Mass for Deceased CWL members. Bring a “lunch” to eat before the meeting, if you wish. We will be entertained at 7:45 p.m. by “Circle of Friends,” a group from Ongwanda, instead of a speaker. Family, friends and other parish members are welcome to join us for this delightful event!

ST. JOSEPH’S YOUTH GROUP will get together on Friday, 11 November 2016, from 6:30-8:30 a.m., in the parish hall. Youth will be making lunch bags for the Kingston Street Mission and practising for the annual Christmas carolling event in December. The Youth Group welcomes new and returning young people to this inspiring and fun gathering. For information, contact Alison Bogle at or Angela Lorbeskie at 613-547-8116.

CAMPAIGN LIFE COALITION CHRISTMAS CAKES will be on sale 12-13 and 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

PRIESTS’ RETIREMENT FUND As members of our Catholic community, we regularly benefit from the tireless service of our priests. In this Jubilee Year of Mercy, we remember how they have been tangible instruments of the Lord’s mercy in our lives. Called by God, and ordained to care for His people, our priests serve our families, in churches, schools, hospitals, nursing homes, missions and on the streets. The Priests’ Retirement Fund ensures our priests can live their retirement years with dignity. The collection will take place in all parishes in the Archdiocese during the weekend of 12-13 November. This fund does more than just support our priests in their retirement years; it represents a very tangible gesture of thanks for the blessings we have received. Your generosity is greatly appreciated.

ROSARY IN THE CEMETERY will take place on Sunday, 13 November 2016, at 1:00 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 our 32nd 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.

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.

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 wil lbe present for this celebration, and all in the parish, and indeed from outside the parish, are most welcome to attend.


ST. MARY’S CEMETERY The Knights of Columbus and the Royal Canadian Legion Remembrance Day Service will take place at St. Mary’s Cemetery this Sunday, 6 November 2016, at 2:00 p.m., at the Cenotaph. St. Mary’s Cathedral Annual All Souls Day Prayer Service will be held on Sunday as well, at 3:00 p.m. at St. Mary’s Cemetery.

AN EVENING FOR PEACE will take place at the Isabel, 390 King Street, on Friday, 11 November 2016, at 7:30 p.m. All proceeds will go to PeaceQuest. For ticket information call 613-533-2424.

BLESSED SACRAMENT CWL SNOWFLAKE BAZAAR will take place on Saturday, 12 November 2016, from 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m., in the parish hall in Amherstview. Come and visit the Bake Table for home-baked goods and famous, ready-to-bake pies; Explore the Christmas Shoppe, Silent Auction and finish your day in the Tea Room.