29th Sunday in Ordinary Time
16 October 2016
“Will not God see justice done to his chosen who cry to him?”
The widow’s perseverance with the unjust judge in today’s Gospel is a sign of how we are called to persevere in prayer and never lose heart.
First Reading: Exodus 17:8-13
Moses prays for the newly liberated Hebrews in their military engagement; but when he can no longer hold out his arms in supplication, Aaron and Hur support them, and the battle is won.
Second Reading: 2 Timothy 3:14-4:2
Paul reminds Timothy to be true to his teachers (among whom was Paul), to what he has been taught, and to the scriptures, and to take every opportunity to proclaim the word of God.
Gospel: Luke 18:1-8
The widow seeks justice from a judge who is unconcerned and gives no answer. Her persistence finally wins. By contrast, God will always see justice done to those who cry out.
MASSES FOR THE WEEK
Monday, 17 October
9:00 a.m. George Teves – Parents
5:15 p.m. Giovanni Circelli – The Family
Tuesday, 18 October
9:00 a.m. Gordon Kenney – Pat Finlay
5:15 p.m. Frank Murphy – Anna Walsh
Wednesday, 19 October
9:00 a.m. Donald Quinlan – Katherine Quinlan
10:30 a.m. Extendicare – Elisio Ponte and Extended Family Members – Lidia Ponte
5:15 p.m. Luisa Praticante – The Family
Thursday, 20 October
9:00 a.m. Intentions of Anne Pickett
5:15 p.m. Margaret & Henigan Rush – Frank & Helen Dillon
Friday, 21 October
9:00 a.m. Madonna Dillon & Deceased Parents – Frank & Helen Dillon
10:30 a.m. School Mass – Annette Corrigan – Payne Family
5:15 p.m. June Sears – The Family
Saturday, 22 October
9:00 a.m. Santo Lant – Agostina Lant
5:15 p.m. Patrick McKeown – Lois McKeown
Sunday, 23 October
9:00 a.m. Ken Lillis – Mary & Mary Ellen Tompkins
11:00 a.m. People of the Parish
NEXT WEEK – 22-23 October 2016
F. Jingsen Cao
PRAYERS FOR THOSE WHO ARE ILL
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; Danny Jamieson; Lee Plumpton; Joan Wray; Joan Ling; Helen Taillon; Peter Solis.
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.
PRAYERS FOR THE DECEASED
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.
YEAR OF MERCY VOLUNTEER POSITIONS In this Year of Mercy, St. Joseph’s Parish will be showcasing volunteer possibilities:
LUNCH BY GEORGE – Volunteers are needed to prepare, cook, serve and clean up. It is operated by Outreach St. George’s Kingston. All are welcome, regardless of gender, age, or background. No questions asked. They normally serve 40-50 people per day, with an occasional spike to the 60-70 range, and over 100 at the Christmas meal. It operates five days per week, from 9:00-11:30 a.m. Call Jenny Hurd at 613-548-4617 ext 30 on weekday mornings for information.
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’ residents and nursing homes. If you know of anyone who would enjoy a visit, please call the parish office at 613-547-5004.
ST. VINCENT DE PAUL Food Bags will be collected this weekend, 15-16 October 2016. Monetary donations are also gratefully accepted. Thank you for your continued support.
SACRAMENT OF CONFIRMATION ENROLMENT CEREMONY will take place this weekend, 15-16 October at each of the Masses. Let us pray for the candidates as they embark on their journey.
RITE OF CHRISTIAN INITIATION FOR ADULTS Are you someone, or do you know someone, who has expressed an interest in becoming Catholic, or was baptized Catholic as a child, but has not celebrated the Sacraments of Confirmation and Eucharist? Sessions will begin on Thursday, 20 October 2016, at 7:00 p.m. For information, please contact the parish office at 613-547-5004.
WORLD MISSION SUNDAY Every parish across the world will celebrate World Mission Sunday on 22-23 October 2016. 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.
SPIRITUAL INQUIRY The 5th season of the Spirituality Inquiry will begin on Wednesday, 26 October 2016, from 7:00-8:30 p.m., in the parish hall. It is an opportunity for parishioners and others to talk about matters of religion, faith and spirituality in a very relaxed, informal and accepting environment. There is no agenda, and participants bring with them for discussion whatever is on their mind at the time. You are most welcome and encouraged to participate in this unique gathering. Coffee & tea will be offered.
HOSPITALITY SUNDAY The next Hospitality Sunday will take place on Sunday, 30 October 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.
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.
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.
ST. JOSEPH’S SCHOOL OF NURSING ALUMNAE annual general meeting will take place on Tuesday, 18 October 2016, at 10:00 a.m., at Gordon F. Tompkins Funeral Home, 435 Davis Drive.
ST. MARY’S MOMS AND TOTS provides a great place for all mothers and their children to get together on the 1st & 3rd Tuesdays of the month, from 10:00-11:30 a.m., at St. Mary’s Parish Centre. All mothers, babies and children welcome! The next meeting will take place on 18 October. For information, find us on Facebook or contact St.MarysMomsandTots@gmail.com.
FISH FRY will take place on Friday, 21 October 2016, from 3:00-6:00 p.m., at Holy Cross Secondary School, to help the Holy Cross Crusaders build a house in Jamaica. Tickets are $15/person, and may be purchased by calling Patsy Hawkins Hogan at 613-384-1919 x 3242, or at email@example.com. Take-out available.
ARCHDIOCESAN ANNUAL RETREAT FOR SEPARATED AND/OR DIVORCED The annual Archdiocesan Retreat for Separated and Divorced will take place at Providence Spirituality Centre on 18-19 November 2016. ‘Called to Transition and New Life,’ facilitated by Sr. Helen Russess CSJ, will offer an opportunity to reflect, to be renewed and refreshed in a safe, supportive environment. Register by 22 October 2016, by calling 613-548-4461 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
5TH BI-ANNUAL PARISH PUB NIGHT SOCIAL will take place Saturday, 29 October 2016, from 6:30-10:00 p.m., at St. Paul the Apostle Parish Hall. Tickets are $10/person, and must be purchased by 26 October by calling Aubert Pereira at 613-634-7228.
ALL SAINTS DAY PARTY, hosted by St. Mary’s Moms & Tots, will take place on Sunday, 30 October 2016, at St. John’s Parish Hall, 88 Patrick Street, from 3:00-6:00 p.m. A time to celebrate and learn about our Saints! Wear a costume of a favourite Saint or Angel. There will be games and activities, and supper will be served. Please RSVP to St.Marysmomsandtots@gmail.com. Cost is $2.00 per person (Max $10 per family). All families welcome.
THE BIG PHAT HORN BAND will perform Thursday, 3 November 2016, from 7:00-9:00 p.m., at Holy Cross Catholic Secondary School. Tickets are $15/person. Contact Deb Myers at 613-384-1919X4075 or email@example.com for tickets and information. Tickets will also be sold at all Masses on 22-23 October 2016. Proceeds go directly to our house build in Jamaica.