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29th Sunday in Ordinary Time

18 October 2015

 

“The Son of Man himself did not come to be served but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.”

 

Introduction

 

For many people, greatness is measured in terms of the three “p’s” – power, possessions and pleasure. Jesus teaches a new way to glory, the way of humble service. Really great people are those who put themselves at the service of others.

 

Todays Readings

 

First Reading: Isaiah 53:10-11

 

The suffering servant takes our faults on himself.

 

Second Reading: Hebrews 4:14-16

 

With Jesus as our high priest, we can have confidence in approaching the throne of grace when we need help.

 

Gospel: Mark 10:35-45

 

James and John are looking for glory, but Jesus shows them the way of humble service.

 

MASSES FOR THE WEEK

Monday, 19 October

9:00 a.m.     Donald Quinlan – Katherine Quinlan

5:15 p.m.     Raffaele Murano – Pat Murano

Tuesday, 20 October

9:00 a.m.     Luigi Chiarot – Matilda Sarzotti & Family

5:15 p.m.     Pina Murano – The Family

Wednesday, 21 October

9:00 a.m.    Deceased Members of the Courneya Family – Elaine Hamilton

10:30 a.m.     Extendicare – Walter Kay – Ashley Kirkpatrick

5:15 p.m.      Maria Reia – Anna & Lina Vuk

Thursday, 22 October

9:00 a.m.     Santo Lant – Agostina Lant

5:15 p.m.     Special Intention – Anne Pickett

Friday,  23 October

9:00 a.m.     Leonard Charboneau

10:30 a.m.     School Mass – Alaine Chabot – Ralph & Pauline McKeown

5:15 p.m.      Peter & Anna Dinh – Trish Nguyen

Saturday, 24 October

9:00 a.m.     Gerard Waters – Doreen Billon

5:15 p.m.     Adele & Cesare Maschi – The Family

Sunday, 25 October

9:00 a.m.      Intentions of Judy & Don Dennee

11:00 a.m.     People of the Parish

NEXT WEEK – 24-25 October 2015

 

Masses

 

Lectors

 

Eucharistic

Ministers

 

Ushers

 

Sat.

24 Oct..

5:15 p.m.

 

M. Peck

S. McGrath

Deacon Wojcik

 

C. McBride

 

P. Scott

I. Stewart

S. Peck

R. Lachance

 

Sun.

25 Oct.

9:00 a.m.

 

C. Catry

P. McCue

Deacon Wojcik

 

N. McCue

 

S. Eves

T. McCue

K. Mulrooney

D. Neddow

 

Sun.

25 Oct.

11:00 a.m.

 

N. Balla

J. Fraser

Deacon Wojcik

 

L. Carfa

 

M. Strong

J. Scott

I. Stewart

L. Garrett

 

PRAYERS FOR THOSE WHO ARE ILL

Please remember in your prayers the following: Kerry Kozak; Terry Kot; Gerald Levesque; Hermina Lawlor; Donald Jackson; Carolyn Curry; Neil Oosterman; Kevin Kimmett; Tony Deodato; Jean Wells; Ciara Ryckman; Eileen Garrah; June Emmons Church; Joe Verner; Donna Verner; John Light; David Tessier; Etelka Takacs; Maureen McCarthy; Edward Courneya; Walter Boru; Charles Virgin; Anne Cadamuro; Helene Taillon.

 

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.

 

WEEK AT A GLANCE

 

Sat./Sun.

17-18 Oct.

 

* At 5:15 p.m., 9:00 & 11:00 a.m. Masses – Confirmation Enrollment Ceremony

 

Mon. 19 Oct.

 

*1:00 p.m. – Legion of Mary Curia

*7:00 p.m. – Spiritual Inquiry

 

Tues., 20 Oct.

 

*9:30 a.m. – Legion of Mary

*6:30 p.m. – Youth Group

 

Wed., 21 Oct.

 

*12:30 p.m. – Afternoon cards

*7:00 p.m. – Choir Practice

*7:00 p.m. – Finance Committee Meeting

 

Thurs., 22 Oct.

 

*7:00 p.m. – RCIA

 

Fri., 23 Oct.

 

*10:30 a.m. – School Mass

 

Sun., 25 Oct.

 

*After the 9:00 & 11:00 a.m. Masses – Hospitality Sunday

 

 

OUR PARISH

 

CONFIRMATION ENROLLMENT CEREMONY will take place this weekend17-18 October at each of the Masses. If your child is in grade 8 and wishes to receive this Sacrament, and has yet to register, please contact the parish office at 613-547-5004 as soon as possible.

 

  1. VINCENT DE PAUL Food Bags will be collected this weekend, 17-18 October. Thank you for your continued support.

 

WORLD MISSION SUNDAY Every parish across the world will celebrate World Mission Sunday this week, 17-18 October 2015. It is a global sign of the Universal Church and Mission. Your prayers and donations will help support churches, hospitals, schools and vocations in countries where the Church is beginning, where it is new. Please be as generous as possible to the collection 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 first “Spiritual Inquiry” gathering of 2015-2016 will be held on Monday, 19 October 2015, from 7:00-8:30 p.m., in the parish hall. Those in attendance will be able to pose questions or make comments regarding religion, faith or spirituality, and respond to the queries/comments raised by others. Previous gatherings have been insightful, inspiring and well-attended. Join us in this unstructured and informal evening of conversation and casual reflection. Tea and coffee will be offered.

 

DEVELOPMENT & PEACE In his Letter to us, Archbishop O’Brien wrote: “in issuing this Encyclical, Pope Francis is inviting all of us to an ecological conversion…” (Journey, Summer 2015). In response to this invitation, Development & Peace has launched its fall campaign, Create a Climate of Change! In today’s bulletin you will find a brochure with information about the campaign and an action card. The brochure demonstrates how climate change is negatively affecting those in the Global South and especially the poor who seem to be paying the biggest price. The action card is twofold: First, a personal commitment to reduce our own carbon footprint and second, a request to the federal government to commit to 3 initiatives (see card). D&P has asked that parishes carry out the campaign in October so that the action cards may be sent to the new government in November, before the UN Climate Change Conference (COP21) in Paris this December. Please join us and commit to work for climate justice by signing the action card and returning it next weekend, 24-25 October. We will have representatives at each Mass to collect the cards.

 

HOSPITALITY SUNDAY The next Hospitality Sunday will take place on Sunday, 25 October 2015, 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. Your hosts for this Hospitality Sunday will be the Legion of Mary and the Knights of Columbus.

 

CULTURE OF LIFE “Choose Life…Life is sacred from conception to natural death.” Motor vehicle licence plate frames inscribed with this truth are available for a $5.00 donation. The donations support Birthright Kingston and Campaign Life Coalition. Contact Ben Krasna at 613-544-3598, or bckrasna@hotmail.com.

 

CULTURE OF LIFE INFORMATION MEETING will take place on Wednesday, 28 October 2015, at 7:00 p.m., in the sacristy. Anyone interested in volunteering with the Culture of Life is encouraged to attend this information session. For further information, please contact Ben Krasna at 613-544-3598.

 

OUR COMMUNITY

 

REGIOPOLIS-NOTRE DAME EARLY REPORT CARDS will be distributed to students on 16 October 2015. Parent/Teacher Interview Night will be held on 22 October, from 3:30-5:30 p.m. and 6:30-8:30 p.m., and 28 October, from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Students will receive an interview scheduling sheet together with their Early Diagnostic Report Card. For information, call the school at 613-545-1902.

 

FINDING HAPPINESS IN A BUSY WORLD A talk given by Catholic Psychiatrist Dr. Tim Lau, on Saturday, 14 November 2015, at 7:15 p.m., at Ellis Hall Auditorium, Queen’s. Early-bird tickets are $15.00 until 16 October; after this time, $20.00. Buy on-line at www.neeje.ca or from Christina Rorabeck at 613-328-9323.

 

ALL YOU CAN EAT FISH FRY On 30 October 2015, at Holy Cross Secondary School, from 3:30-6:30 p.m., in support of the staff and students attending the Holy Cross Jamaica Mission Trip. Tickets are $15.00, and are available from any of the Mission Trip participants, or from the school chaplaincy office. Take out is available, and tickets will also be sold at the door.

 

ANNUAL LITURGICAL CONFERENCE The Jubilee of Mercy: “Merciful like the Father.” The Holy Father, Pope Francis has announced an Extraordinary Jubilee of Mercy that will be celebrated from the feast of the Immaculate Conception, 8 December 2015, to the Christ the King, 20 November 2016. In preparation for this special year of grace, the Archdiocese of Kingston invites you to our Annual Liturgical Conference that will focus on the meaning of the Jubilee Year. Please join us on 13-14 November 2015, at the Providence Spirituality Centre, 1200 Princess Street. The facilitator will be Fr. John Hibbard, Chair of the Archdiocesan Liturgy Commission. Registration deadline is 30 October 2015. Cost is $35.00 for Commuters, and $75.00 for overnight. To register, go to http://www.romancatholic.kingston.on.ca or contact Mariola Gozdek at liturgy@romancatholic.kingston.on.ca or 613-548-4461 ext.114.

 

 

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