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Twenty-Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time
1 October 2017

“Tax collectors and prostitutes are making their way into the kingdom of God before you.”


A rather alarming extract from Matthew’s Gospel is presented to us today to mediate on; namely the fact that tax collectors and prostitutes may be entering heaven before us.

Today’s Readings

First Reading: Ezekiel 18:25-28

The Lord’s ways are fair and just; ours are not.

Second Reading: Philippians 2:1-11

Though Christ was in the form of God, he emptied himself.

Gospel: Matthew 21:28-32

Two sons were asked by their father to go out and work. One says he will not go, but later changes his mind; the other says yes, but does not go.

Monday, 2 October
9:00 a.m. Elizabeth Swenson – Maureen, Miriam & Anne
5:15 p.m. Luisa Praticante – Maria & Max
Tuesday, 3 October
9:00 a.m. Sandra & Antonio Del Prete – Gennaro, Alberto & Family
5:15 p.m. Dan Deir – The Family
Wednesday, 4 October
9:00 a.m. Florentina Pangilinan – Marietta & Amado Marcial
10:30 a.m. Extendicare – Ed Bettencourt – Marguerite & Angus Grant
5:15 p.m. Evelyn Nonato – Lorna & Roger Castro
Thursday, 5 October
9:00 a.m. Intentions of Monsignor Lynch – Pat & John Murray
5:15 p.m. Alice & Josephine Ingoldsby & Families – Karen Ingoldsby
Friday, 6 October
9:00 a.m. Felice Giacomello – The Family
10:00 a.m. Kingsdale Château –
5:15 p.m. Frank Murphy – Jean & Mike Finn
Saturday, 7 October
9:00 a.m. Armindo Silva – Natalia Silva
5:15 p.m. Brinleigh Young – Arleen & Les Clarke
Sunday, 8 October
9:00 a.m. Deceased Members of the McCambridge & Mulrooney Families – The Family
11:00 a.m. People of the Parish
NEXT WEEK 7-8 October 2017

Eucharistic Ministers

7 Oct.
5:15 p.m.

S. McGrath
Sr. L. Kearney
Deacon Wojcik
L McKeown
A. Wilson
I. Stewart
J. Garrah
A. Kelly

8 Oct.
9:00 a.m.
S. Balemba
C. Purcell
Deacon Wojcik
D. Balemba
R. Emmons
S. Eves
T. McCue
D. Neddow

8 Oct.
11:00 a.m.
Sr. D. Fournier
J-A. Koster
Deacon Wojcik
L. Carfa
F. Asuncion
J. Ferreira
D. Kurman
P. Greenwood


7 October
5:15 p.m.
8 October
9:00 a.m.
8 October
11:00 a.m.

O. Gowsell
A. Cantarutti
C. Cantarutti
K. Goswell
A. Gowsell
R. Watts
I. Watts
A. Doctolero
K. Soriano
Andrea Hung


T. Nguyen
K. Turkington
P. Krasna
M. Mussari
G. Goncalves

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; Marie McNeil; Marcus Hacault; Kim Emond; Freeman Shupe; Kathleen Forsyth; Evangeline Talens; Theresa Whalen-Witjes; Millie Lane; Doug Switzer; Jim McCarthy; Joan Wilson; Carminda Godinho.

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.


CATHOLIC WOMEN’S LEAGUE The General Meeting is normally the second Monday of the month; but, because of Thanksgiving weekend, it will be on the first Monday, 2 October 2017, at 7:00 p.m., in the parish hall. Our Speaker Series continues with Dr. Mona Raham, Coordinator of Research Activities & Communications at Queen’s University, member of Queen’s Interfaith Council., and Education Coordinator for the Kingston Islamic Society, where she develops programs for youth and children. The topic will be “Living as a Muslim woman in Canada.” All female parishioners 16+ years are welcome, members or not.

CWL Members: You are reminded that the CWL Christmas Craft & Bake Sale is taking place on the weekend of 2-3 December. It’s never too early to think of doing a themed raffle basket, by yourself or with others, and/ or donating handmade crafts. Should be fun!

FALL CONCERT On Thursday, 5 October 2017, we will be entertained in the church from 1:00-3:00 p.m., by the local talents of Chris Murphy, Jon McClurg and Brian Flynn. Please come, bring a friend or two, and enjoy two hours of music and fellowship. Light refreshments will be served. A free-will monetary offering would be appreciated.

FIRST FRIDAY DEVOTION On Friday, 6 October 2017, adoration of the Blessed Sacrament will commence after 9:00 a.m. Mass and continue until 5:00 p.m. You are encouraged to spend an hour with the Lord.

BUILDING FUND The monthly collection of the Building Fund will take place next weekend, 7-8 October 2017. Your support continues to make a difference. Thank you.

ATTENTION ALL ST. JOSEPH PARISH YOUTH: Our monthly youth meetings are beginning on Friday, 13 October 2017, from 6:30-8:00 p.m., in the parish hall. Come join us for a fun, faith-filled evening “Meet & Greet.” We welcome students of all ages to come out and get to know each other through games, social time and sharing of our faith. Our Youth Group meets monthly for various activities and October will be our welcome back to all returning and any new members. Come join us for music and social time. Also, save the date: Friday, 20 October, for an exciting and uplifting concert being held for all Diocesan youth at St. Mary’s Cathedral from 7:00-9:00 p.m. For more information or to learn about how to join our Youth Group, contact Angela Lorbetskie at 613-547-8116, or Alison Bogle at 613-536-5771. Looking forward to seeing you all there!

WOMEN AT THE HEART OF PEACE This free workshop on Saturday, 14 October 2017, from 9:45 a.m.-noon, at St. Joseph’s parish hall, will discuss the new Development & Peace campaign. In a world increasingly threatened by war, it is time to find new ways of creating peace. Women are a key part of the solution, and so are YOU! Pre-register before 12 October by calling Barb Quinn at 613-544-4836, or Alice Gazeley at 613-544-0485. Hosted by the Catholic Women’s League, St. Joseph’s Council, and Development & Peace.


INTRODUCTION TO PRISON MINISTRY A six-week workshop from 11 October-15 November 2017, at the Catholic Pastoral Centre, 390 Palace Road. Participants will be introduced to key aspects, skills and themes involved in Prison Ministry. For information, and to register, contact Mary-Jo or Gorett at or at 613-548-4461 by 3 October 2017.

HOTEL DIEU HOSPITAL ALUMNAE will meet on Thursday, 5 October 2017, at 10:30 a.m., at the Gordon F. Tompkins Funeral Home, 435 Davis Drive, Kingston.

TRANSITUS OF SAINT FRANCIS The St. Maximilian Kolbe Fraternity of the Secular Franciscan Order in Kingston will be celebrating the Transitus of St. Francis’ passing from this world to the next on Thursday, 5 October 2017, at 7:00 p.m., at St. John the Apostle Parish, 88 Patrick Street. Contact Bob Howard at 613-483-4448 for information.

SISTERS IN SPIRIT VIGIL & MASS St. Gregory the Great’s CWL, Picton, invite you to a prayer vigil for the repose of the souls of the Missing & Murdered Indigenous women across Canada and for the healing of their families, on 10 October 2017, at 7:00 p.m.

ANNUAL ST. JOHN BOSCO CRAFT SHOW 175 Windsor Drive, Brockville, will take place on Saturday, 14 October 2017, from 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. Admission: $2.00; children under 12: free with an adult. Christmas shopping in a welcome friendly atmosphere, enjoy lunch at Marguerite’s Kitchen, free parking, wheelchair accessible, door prizes.

OKTOBERFEST 2017 Blessed Sacrament Knights of Columbus invites you to Oktoberfest on Saturday, 14 October 2017, at 6:30 p.m., at Blessed Sacrament Church Hall, 3 Briscoe Street, Amherstview. Tickets are $20.00; advanced tickets required by calling Paul at 613-384-2671.. Good friends, good food, good music (Tim Hallman).

SPAGHETTI DINNER FUNDRAISER will be held at St. Paul the Apostle Parish Hall, 1111 Taylor Kidd Boulevard, sponsored by the Knights of Columbus Council 9652, on Saturday, 14 October 2017, from 5:00-7:00 p.m. Tickets sold after Masses, as well as at the door: $10.00 each, or $25.00 (for family – 6 Max); children 12 years & under – free. Dine or take out; everyone welcome to support our charitable efforts.

8TH ANNUAL PILGRIMAGE TO ST. JOSEPH’S ORATORY with special stop at St. Kateri Tekakwitha, on Sunday, 15 October 2017. Mass at the Oratory will be celebrated in the Basilica at 11:00 a.m. For information, call Mike Budge at 613-224-8110.

RETREAT FOR SEPARATED AND/OR DIVORCED will take place 17-18 November 2017, Friday evening to Saturday. “Resilience vs Resistance: Welcoming New Life,” with facilitator Sr. Helen Russell, csj, at Providence Spirituality Centre, 1200 Princess Street, Kingston. Registration due by 27 October. For information, or to register, email or call 613-548-4461. This will be a time of reflection, rest and spiritual nourishment.

ST. MARY’S MOMS & TOTS is a vibrant group of moms that meets at St. Mary’s Cathedral Parish Centre the first & third Tuesday of each month, from 10:00-11:30 a.m. The theme of our meetings this year will be “Blessed is She,” an amazing women’s ministry committed to a deepening of life of prayer through Scripture. For information, contact Anna or Angela at