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27th Sunday in Ordinary Time
2 October 2016

“Lord, increase our faith.”


In today’s Mass, the priceless importance of faith is set before us.

Today’s Readings

First Reading: Habakkuk 1:2-3, 2:2-4

The prophet raises the complaint that tyranny and violence succeed. In reply, the Lord insists that the upright will live by faithfulness.

Second Reading: 2 Timothy 1:6-8, 13-14

Timothy is urged to stir up the Spirit’s gifts of power, love and self-control, and to continue his mission in reliance upon the power of God.

Gospel: Luke 17:5-10

The apostles beg for an increase in faith; Jesus assures them that faith can move mountains.


Monday, 3 October
9:00 a.m. Sandra & Antonio Del Prete – Gennaro, Alberto & Maria Del Prete
5:15 p.m. Frank Murphy – Estelle Walsh
Tuesday, 4 October
9:00 a.m. Evelyn Nonato – Roger & Lorna Castro
5:15 p.m. Florencio Estrada – Alvarez Family
Wednesday, 5 October
9:00 a.m. Forgotten Souls in Purgatory – Chris Jones & Family
10:30 a.m. Extendicare – Jerome McHenry – Charles & Laurie Gutelius
5:15 p.m. Yvonne McGrath – Brenda & Chris Thurgood
Thursday, 6 October
9:00 a.m. Michael Leo Jewitt & Deceased Members of the Jewitt Family – The Estate
5:15 p.m. Felice Giacomello – The Family
Friday, 7 October
9:00 a.m. Mamerto & Felicidad Asuncion – Lorna Asuncion
10:00 a.m. Kingsdale Château – Deceased Members of the Cosgrove & Barrett Families – Nancy & Brian Cosgrove
5:15 p.m. Dolly Plunkett – Brenda Murphy
Saturday, 8 October
9:00 a.m. Andre Lafontant – Jean-Robert Lafontant
5:15 p.m. Bryleigh Young – Les & Arlene Clarke
Sunday, 9 October
9:00 a.m. Martha Wellsbury & Gordon Young – Wellsbury Family
11:00 a.m. People of the Parish
NEXT WEEK – 8-9 October 2016

Eucharistic Ministers

8 Oct.
5:15 p.m.
C. Pitts
M. Peck
Dcn. Wojcik
M. Marcial
F. Carter
A. Kelly
R. Lachance
P. Scott

9 Oct.
9:00 a.m.
M. McLaughlin
D. Balemba
Dcn. Wojcik
S. Balemba
T. Raine
M. Turkington
R. Audet
9 Oct.
11:00 a.m.
C. Machado
F. Machado
Dcn. Wojcik
K. Colwell
J. Scott
M. Strong
P. Tetro
F. Asuncion

8 Oct.
5:15 p.m.
9 Oct.
9:00 a.m.
9 Oct.
11:00 a.m.

E. Drumm
M. Drumm
F. Jingsen Cao
T. Francis
B. Evaristo
A. Cantarutti
C. Cantarutti
K. Rances
K. Rances
K. Rances
M. Roque

Junior Liturgy

A. Baxby
B. Kasaboski

A. Fraser
G. Goncalves
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.

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 Ken Kehoe, Maureen Lynch, Terri Wilson.

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:

LEARNING DISABILITIES ASSOCIATION OF KINGSTON (LDAK) – According to Children’s Mental Health Ontario, 1 in 5 children and youth under the age of 19 in Ontario has a mental health problem, but those with learning disabilities could be at a higher risk. LDAK needs volunteers for bingo, fundraising events and student-based initiatives like tutoring. Hours are Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday 11:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. Contact Lana Greenwood at 613-546-8524, or visit

“JUST FOR LIFE” DRAW The statue was won by Sandra Skebo. Thank you to all who participated.

FALL CONCERT On Thursday, 6 October 2016, 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, 7 October 2016, adoration of the Blessed Sacrament will commence at 9:00 a.m. 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, 8-9 October 2016. Your support continues to make a difference. Thank you.

CONFIRMATION ENROLLMENT CEREMONY will take place the weekend of 15-16 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.

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


CORO SAN MARCO from Toronto will visit St. Edward Church, Westport, on Sunday, 2 October 2016. At a special Mass at 11:00 a.m., they will sing a Mass setting composed by Fr. Louis Di Rocco, entitled Missa Divinae Misericordiae. They will also sing some sacred music before Mass, starting at 10:30 a.m. At 2:30 p.m., they will give a Sacred Music Concert in St. Edward Church, joined by the choirs of St. Edward and St. Columbanus parishes. This promises to be a very enjoyable day of music.

HOLY FAMILY LUNCHEON FUNDRAISER will take place on Sunday, 2 October 2016, with reception at 12:30 p.m., lunch at 1:00 p.m., at Our Lady of Fatima Church Hall, 588 Division Street. Adults: $50.00; Children 12 & under: $15.00 (Income tax receipt will be issued for a portion of the meal ticket). There will be live music, a ballroom dance performance and silent auction. Special guest will be Archbishop O’Brien. Donation to the silent auction would be gratefully received. Please contact Nicole Chenier-Hogan at 613-542-2149.

LIFE CHAIN on Sunday, 2 October 2016, from 2:00-3:00 p.m. We will gather at the Newlands Pavilion at 1:45 p.m. After opening prayers, we will walk to King Street across from KGH. This is a prayerful, silent event. Please bring friends and family for an hour of silent prayer. For information call 613-389-4472 or 613-382-1084.

FAUSTINA: MESSENGER OF DIVINE MERCY This moving, professional, theatrical, live production, performed by actress Maria Vargo, and directed by Leonardo Defilippis, of St. Luke Productions, will be presented at St. Mary’s Cathedral, Kingston, on Tuesday, 4 October 2016, at 7:00 p.m. Tickets are $10.00; $25.00 for families of 3 or more, and free for children 10 & under. For tickets and information, call Ann Lyng at 613-546-5521 Ext.5 or email

FALL OUTING! Our Lady of Lourdes Parish is hosting a 2-day excursion to St. Jacobs, on 5-6 October 2016. Cost is $285.00 per person, and includes travel on deluxe coach, hotel room double occupancy, dinner at the Cross Roads Restaurant, a hot buffet breakfast, ticket to play ‘Marathon of Hope’, a $50.00 tax receipt, plenty of time for shopping at the Farmer’s Market, the Outlet Mass and the quaint shops in the downtown. Call Caroline Manley at 613-542-8473, or Theresa McKay at 613-389-3532 for tickets and information. Purchase early to avoid disappointment.

VOLUNTEER TRAINING FOR PRISON MINISTRY Have you ever thought of prison ministry as a call? An introductory course will be offered on six Thursday evenings, from 13 October-24 November, from 7:00-9:00 p.m., at the Archdiocesan Centre, 390 Palace Road. Register by 6 October 2016. For information and forms, contact Mary-Jo MacKinnon-Simms at 613-548-4461 or Gorett DaSilva at

WINE TASTING EVENING Our Lady of Lourdes will host an evening of wine sipping, tasty snacks, and a silent auction from 6:30-9:30 p.m., on Friday, 14 October 2016. Call Keith at 613-389-2681, Elaine at 613-389-1276, or the parish at 613-389-3532, for tickets and information.

SHINE LIKE THE SON Archdiocese of Kingston Annual Youth Day on Saturday, 15 October 2016, from 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m., at Holy Cross Secondary School. Youth 13-18 are invited for an awesome day full of fun and mercy; breakout sessions will invite youth to do works of mercy for those in need in our communities. For information, and to register, visit

COUPLES FOR CHRIST’S GIFT OF LIFE MINISTRY and the Archdiocese of Ottawa invite you to a conference entitled “In God’s Divine Image – Theology of the Body and the Family,” with Katrina Zeno, MTS, on Saturday, 15 October 2016, from 8:00 a.m.-3:30 p.m., at Divine Infant Church, 6658 Bilberrry Drive, Orleans. This is open to anyone from 16 years old. Tickets are $20.00 each, or $15.00 for family rate for purchase of 3 or more tickets. For information and tickets, contact Couples for Christ at 613-834-1830 or 613-355-9214 or

ST. PATRICK’S PARISH ANNUAL HARVEST BAZAAR will take place on Saturday, 15 October 2016, from 9:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m., at St. Patrick’s Parish Hall, 179 West Street, Napanee. Admission is $3.00 per person; children 6 and under are free. Coffee & sweets are included with your admission. Come for homemade baked goods, grocery draws, country store, crafts, raffle tickets, silent auction and bling!!