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Twenty-Eighth Sunday in Ordinary Time

13 October 2019


One of them turned back praising God at the top of his voice and threw himself at the feet of Jesus and thanked him.




How often do we give thanks for the blessings we have received in our lives?  The Eucharist we now celebrate is our act of thanksgiving for all God has given to us.  May it inspire a sense of greater gratitude for all we receive in our lives.


Todays Readings


First Reading: 2 Kings 5:14-17


The foreigner Naaman acknowledges the Lord who has healed him.


Second Reading:  2 Timothy 2:8-13


We are all called to the salvation that is in Christ Jesus and the eternal glory that comes with it.


Gospel: Luke 17:11-19


It is the foreigner who comes back to give praise to God for healing him.




Monday, 14 October

9:00 a.m.  Eileen McHenry – Colleen & David Downey

5:15 p.m.  Wilf & Judi Garrah – The Family

Tuesday, 15 October

9:00 a.m.    Jaroslaw Kulich & Maria & Jan Walicki – Helen Kulich

5:15 p.m.  Anthony & Mary Jane Finn & Deceased Family Members – Frank & Helen Dillon

Wednesday, 16 October

9:00 a.m.    Jessica Zielke – Doris Clemens

10:30 a.m. Extendicare – Anna Quarin – Antonio Russo

5:15 p.m.  Hank Ligtenberg – Wayne & Lola Hulton

Thursday, 17 October

 9:00 a.m. Ortenzia Murano – Pat Murano

5:15 p.m.  Giovanni Circelli – The Family

Friday,  18 October

9:00 a.m.  Raffale Murano – Pat Murano

5:15  p.m.   Living & Deceased Members of the Adam Family – Les & Arleen Clarke

Saturday, 19 October

9:00 a.m.  Karen Ruckpaul – Rose McCluskey

5:15 p.m. Donald Quinlan – Katherine Quinlan

Sunday, 20 October

9:00 a.m.  Juliette Hackett – Sandra Brown & Tanya Millan

11:00 a.m.    People of the Parish


NEXT WEEK 19-20 October 2019






Eucharistic Ministers





19 Oct.

5:15 p.m.


E. Bennett

S. Eves

Deacon Wojcik


J. Bennett


R. Webb

F. Carter

A. Kelly

R. Lachance



20 Oct.

9:00 a.m.


M. Addai

D. Balemba


T. Castro

S. Balemba



D. Dennee

R. Emmons

S. Eves

T. McCue



20 Oct.

11:00 a.m.


S. Broekhoven

K. Burbank


K. Colwell

M. Turano


F. Asuncion

J. Ferreira

L. Garrett

B. Krasna






19 Oct.

5:15 p.m.



20 Oct.

9:00 a.m.



20 Oct.

11:00 a.m.





M. Drumm

C. Lee


I. Watts

E. Foleey

T. Francis


E. Samson

R. Canning

A. Krasna


Junior Liturgy





N. Dennee

M. Downey


L. Carfa

K. Canning



Please remember in your prayers the following: Joe Saccon; 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.


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.




BUILDING FUND  The monthly collection of the Building Fund will take place this weekend, 12-13 October 2019. We are now saving in order to begin replacement of the parking lot in 2020.  Thank you for your support.


  1. VINCENT DE PAUL Food Bags will be distributed this weekend, 12-13 October 2019, for return on 19-20 October. Thank you for your support of those in need.


SPIRITUAL INQUIRY We all struggle to understand God’s meaning for our lives.  But often we have little opportunity to express our thoughts within a comforting environment. St. Joseph’s Spiritual Inquiry gathering begins on Thursday, 17 October 2019, from 7:00-8:30 p.m. in the sacristy.  The first theme, ‘Happiness, Lies & Holy Moments, promises to be both engaging and highly thought-provoking.  To old-comers and new-comers, all are most welcome.


  1. JOSEPHS YOUTH GROUP will hold its first meeting for the new school year on Friday, 18 October 2019, from 6:30-8:30 p.m., in the parish hall. This will be a social meet-and-greet with lots of fun ice-breakers and team building games, followed by a discussion on saints. All youth are welcome, from grade 2 on up.  Our group is a faith-based, monthly gathering with themed events.  Please contact Angela at 613-547-8116 or Alison at if you would like to join, re-join, or for information.


FOR OUR COMMON HOME Development & Peace is holding a workshop at St. Joseph’s Parish Hall on Saturday, 19 October 2019, from 9:45 a.m.-1:00 p.m.  Everyone welcome.  To register, contact Jan Sosiak at


WORLD MISSION SUNDAY Every parish across the world will celebrate World Mission Sunday next weekend, 19-20 October 2019. Your prayers and donations will help support churches, hospitals, schools and vocations in countries where the Church is beginning.  Please be as generous as possible for the Propagation of the Faith.  More than 1,120 dioceses in Asia, Africa, Latin America, the Pacific Islands and some of our Canadian dioceses depend on the World Mission collection.


KEEP CHRIST IN CHRISTMAS Cards for the Christmas season will be available for purchase at all Masses on 19-20 & 26-27 October 2019.  With a limited number of boxed cards, make sure you obtain your need at your first convenience.  “Personalize the Miracle,” brought to you by the Knights of Columbus, St. Joseph’s Council #11670.


CHILDRENS FOLK CHOIR Children who are interested in participating in the Children’s Folk Choir are invited to sing at the 11:00 a.m. Mass on Sunday, 3 November 2019.  We will have practices on Sunday, 20 & 27 October 2019, from noon-1:00 p.m., in the church.  For inquiries, please contact Sheila at


HOSPITALITY SUNDAY The next Hospitality Sunday will take place on Sunday, 27 October 2019, after the 9:00 & 11:00 a.m. Masses.  If you are able to provide snacks, please sign up at the entrances. Please join us for fellowship and refreshments.


SALVATION ARMY & ST. JOSEPHS PARISH Once again this Christmas season, St. Joseph’s Parish is undertaking the supervision of a Salvation Army kettle located at Loblaw’s in the Kingston Centre.  The chosen days are Monday, Wednesday and Friday, from 10:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.  All shifts are only one hour in length.  As an expression of our Christian outreach, consider volunteering for this meaningful endeavour.




BIRTHRIGHT is welcoming new volunteers.  Volunteering is both rewarding and easy.  With a small commitment of 2 ½ hours per week, you can truly make a difference in the lives of a young mother and her baby.  Full training & mentorship are provided.  Contact 613-546-5433, email  Website:


REGIOPOLIS-NOTRE DAME CATHOLIC HIGH SCHOOL distributed Early Diagnostic Reports on Friday, 11 October.  Parent/Teacher interviews may be booked online, on the RND website.


HOLY CROSS CATHOLIC SECONDARY SCHOOL distributed Early Semester Report Cards on Friday, 11 October 2019.  Parent/Teacher interviews will be held on 17 & 23 October, from 3:30-5:30 & 6:30-8:30 p.m.  Please visit the HCToday website to book.


ANNUAL HARVEST PARISH BAZAAR will take place on Saturday, 19 October 2019, from 9:00 a.m-noon, at St. Patrick’s Parish Centre, 179 West Street, Napanee.  Fresh baked goods, door prizes, silent auction & more.  Admission is $3.00/person, includes coffee, tea and sweets.


23rd ANNUAL ST. JOHN BOSCO CRAFT SHOW on Saturday, 19 October 2019, from 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m., at 175 Windsor Drive, Brockville.  Admission is $2.00 (children under 12  free with adult).


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, 22 October 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.


THE NAME OF GOD IS MERCY, Exploring Pope Francis’ vision of hope and mercy, will take place on Thursday, 24 October 2019, from 6:30-8:30 p.m., at St. John the Apostle Parish Hall.  Please contact Gorett at or call 613-548-4461 x 112 to register.  There is no charge but registration is required.


GRIEF JOURNEY RETREAT A Safe, Caring and Nurturing Time designed to provide insight, hope and support for those who have experienced LOSS through Separation/Divorce or Death.  You are invited to this retreat at Providence Spirituality Centre, Kingston, on Friday evening-Saturday, 25-26 October 2019.  For further information and/or to register, contact Sr. Lucy Kearney at 613-548-4461, ext. 113, or email


ARCHDIOCESAN TRAINING FOR NEW MEMBERS OF PARISH SCREENING TEAMS will take place on Saturday, 26 October 2019, from 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m., at the Diocesan Centre, 390 Palace Road, Kingston.  Participants will learn the ten steps of screening of volunteers.  Open for new screening team members, as well as anyone on the team who would like a “refresher course.”  Please register by contacting Gorett at, or by calling 613-548-4461, by 21 October 2019.  Please leave your name, your parish name, your email and phone number.


SALVE REGINA SOCIETY Are you in your 20s or 30s?  The Salve Regina Society is a Catholic fellowship group for young adults in Kingston, centered on faith, fun and fellowship.  The next event is “Rediscover the Joy of Believing,” on Thursday, 29 October 2019, at 7:30 p.m., at Queen’s Grad Club, 162 Barrie Street.

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