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Twenty-Eighth Sunday in Ordinary Time
15 October 2017

“The wedding hall was filled with guests.”


The kingdom of heaven is like a wedding feast to which the Lord invites us, not because we are worthy but because he loves us and wants us to be his guests.

Today’s Readings

First Reading: Isaiah 25:6-10

The prophet recounts what God has done for us, inviting us to God’s banquet and causing us to rejoice.

Second Reading: Philippians 4:12-14, 19-20

In the hardships of his life, St. Paul knows that God gives him strength.

Gospel: Matthew 22-1-14

The wedding feast is ready, and we have been invited to it.


Monday, 16 October
9:00 a.m. Aldo Lant – Agostina Lant
5:15 p.m. Frank Murphy – Irene Murphy
Tuesday, 17 October
9:00 a.m. Davide Basana – Joe Saccon
5:15 p.m. Giovanni Circelli – The Family
Wednesday, 18 October
9:00 a.m. Kay, Ed & Hugh Edgar – Sandra & Jerry Jackson
10:30 a.m. Extendicare – C. J. Stanley – Bernadette Burgess
5:15 p.m. Joan McMillan – Lois McKeown
Thursday, 19 October
9:00 a.m. Bob Corcoran – Mirian Van Vlymen
5:15 p.m. Ralf Murano – Pat Murano
Friday, 20 October
9:00 a.m. Sr. Julia Hamilton – Gerry & Annetta Pattenden
5:15 p.m. Evelyn Mulholland (30th Anniversary) – Jo-Ann & Gerry Koster
Saturday, 21 October
9:00 a.m. Mamerto & Felicidad Asuncion – Lorna Asuncion
5:15 p.m. Teresinha Medeiros – Antonio Medeiros
Sunday, 22 October
9:00 a.m. Santo Lant – Agostina Lant
11:00 a.m. People of the Parish
NEXT WEEK 21-22 October 2017

Eucharistic Ministers

21 Oct.
5:15 p.m.

T. Couto
H. Couto
L. Bickerstaffe
B. Greigson
A. Wilson
I. Stewart
J. Garrah
A. Kelly

22 Oct.
9:00 a.m.
F. Walker
P. McCue
N. McCue
F. Lovie
R. Emmons
S. Eves
T. McCue
D. Neddow

22 Oct.
11:00 a.m.
F. Machado
C. Machado
Deacon Wojcik
S. Broekhoven
P. Tetro
D. Kurman
F. Asuncion
P. Greenwood


21 October
5:15 p.m.
22 October
9:00 a.m.
22 October
11:00 a.m.

O. Gowsell
A. Cantarutti
C. Cantarutti
K. Gowsell
A. Gowsell
I. Watts
K. Rances
M. Roque
D. Fernandes
T. Fernandes
D. Fernandes


N. Dennee
S. Skebo
P. Krasna
M. Mussari
T. Nguyen

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; Millie Lane; Doug Switzer; Jim McCarthy; Joan Wilson; Carminda Godinho; George Wojcik.

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 Fr. Charles Gazeley.

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.


SACRAMENT OF CONFIRMATION Enrollment Ceremony will take place this weekend, 14-15 October at each of the Masses. Let us pray for the candidates as they embark on their journey.

ST. VINCENT DE PAUL Food Bags will be collected this weekend,14-15 October. Thank you for your continued support.

WORLD MISSION SUNDAY Every parish across the world will celebrate World Mission Sunday next weekend, 21-22 October 2017. 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, for 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.

SPIRITUALITY INQUIRY The 6th session of the Spiritual Inquiry gatherings will ‘kick off’ Wednesday, 25 October 2017, at 7:00 p.m., in the parish hall. As in the past, it is an excellent opportunity to discuss our Catholic faith, religious practices and spiritual beliefs. In a relaxed environment, participants will have the opportunity to express thoughts, raise questions or simply listen to the responses of others in attendance. This year, we are please to have Monsignor Lynch joining the discussions. Light refreshments will be served.

HOSPITALITY SUNDAY will take place on Sunday, 29 October 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.

ROSARY IN THE CEMETERY will take place on 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.


HOLY CROSS CATHOLIC SECONDARY SCHOOL Early Progress Report Cards were sent home on Friday, 13 October 2017. Parent/Teacher interviews will be held on Thursday, 19 October, from 3:00-5:00 p.m. and 6:30-8:30 p.m., and Wednesday, 25 October, from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Please visit HCToday website for instructions on how to book an interview.

REGIOPOLIS-NOTRE DAME CATHOLIC HIGH SCHOOL Early Progress Report Cards were sent home on Friday, 13 October 2017. Parent/Teacher interviews will be held on Thursday, 19 October and Wednesday, 25 October, and may be booked online. Go to the RND website to book your appointment. Parents will have access for booking appointments beginning Sunday, 15 October, at 8:00 a.m.

CATHOLICISM: THE NEW EVANGELIZATION Ever wonder, “What exactly is the New Evangelization?” and “Why is it important?” or “How can I make a difference?” Join us, as Bishop Robert Barron walks us through 6-weeks of learning, current day examples and even helps us make a personal plan of action, beginning on 23 October 2017, at 6:45 p.m., at St. Paul the Apostle, 1111 Taylor Kidd Boulevard. For information and to register (there is no charge) call Lyne at 613-389-2174 or email Sponsored by St. Paul Faith Development Team.

JOSH BLAKESLEY BAND: XLT: COME WORSHIP AT ST. MARY’S CATHEDRAL Join us for an exciting evening of prayer, adoration and praise & worship music with Catholic recording artist, Josh Blakesley and his band, on Friday, 20 October 2017, at 7:00 p.m., at St. Mary’s Cathedral. Free admission. Free-will donations will be graciously accepted. Band merchandise will be available. ALL ARE WELCOME! For information, contact Nadia at 613-548-4461 or at Check out the Josh Blakesley Band at

ANNUAL HARVEST BAZAAR will take place on Saturday, 21 October 2017, from 9:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m., at St. Patrick Parish Hall, 179 West Street, Napanee. Admission is $3.00 (under 6 – free), includes coffee and sweets.

HOTEL DIEU HOSPITAL/ST. MARY’S CATHEDRAL COAT DRIVE 2017 We will be collecting clean, gently used winter coats from 23 October-17 November, for distribution to the community. Washable, down-filled-style coats and ski jackets are particularly needed, plus mens 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.

LEGION OF MARY RETREAT DAY On Saturday, 4 November 2017, at St. Joseph’s Parish. Rosary at 8:30 a.m.; Eucharist at 9;00 a.m. All are welcome! For information, contact Cheryl at 613-929-0777.

PURSE AUCTION & BLING FLING will be held Sunday, 5 November 2017, at 1:30 p.m., at St. Joseph’s parish centre, 399 Victoria Avenue, Belleville. New & gently used purses and tons of fabulous jewelry to buy, with over 100 special purses up for auction. Join in on the fun and excitement! Everyone welcome. Auction starts at 2:00 p.m. If you wish to donate, please contact Judy at 613-962-6025 or email, or drop off inside St. Joseph’s Church entrance. All proceeds to St. Joseph’s Parish Refugee Sponsorship Fund.

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