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Twenty-Ninth Sunday in Ordinary Time

20 October 2019


Ever since you were a child, you have known the holy scriptures – from these you can learn the wisdom that leads to salvation through faith in Christ Jesus.




Jesus teaches us to pray constantly and to nourish our life of prayer by listening to the holy scriptures.


Todays Readings


First Reading: Exodus 17:8-13


Moses prays during battle for the Lord to save his people.


Second Reading:  2 Timothy 3:14-4:2


From early childhood, Timothy listened to the scriptures and was inspired by them.


Gospel: Luke 18:1-8


Like the persistent widow, who will not give up on justice, we are invited to storm heaven with prayer.




Monday, 21 October

9:00 a.m.  Rachel Conway – Ron & Mary Smith

5:15 p.m.  Margaret & Henigan Rush – Frank & Helen Dillon

Tuesday, 22 October

9:00 a.m.    Bill Murray – Mazzeo Family

5:15 p.m.  Pauline Doucet – Wayne & Lola Hulton

Wednesday, 23 October

9:00 a.m.    Sandra & Antonio Del Prete – Gennaro, Alberto & Family

10:30 a.m. Extendicare – Liturgy of the Word

5:15 p.m.  Michael Niedbala – Colleen Purcell & Caitlin Wheeler

Thursday, 24 October

 9:00 a.m. Nora & Chris Quinecio 50th Wedding Anniversary – Doris & Joe Nielissen

5:15 p.m.  Colette Cecchini – Rolando Cecchini

Friday,  25 October

9:00 a.m.  George Teves – Parents

5:15  p.m.   Jose Quintana – Sylva Bowers

Saturday, 26 October

9:00 a.m.  Teodorico de Matos – Natalia & Family

5:15 p.m. Luisa Praticante – The Family

Sunday, 27 October

9:00 a.m.  Deceased Members of the Dennee Family – The Family

11:00 a.m.    People of the Parish


NEXT WEEK 26-27 October 2019






Eucharistic Ministers





26 Oct.

5:15 p.m.


C. Pitts

B. Greigson


L. Bickerstaffe

P. Rosales


R. Lachance

F. Arruda

P. Scott

P. Greenwood



27 Oct.

9:00 a.m.


M. Cervenko

M-A. Wojcik

Deacon Wojcik


G. Goncalves


D. Neddow

T. Raine

M. Turkington

R. Audet



27 Oct.

11:00 a.m.


M. Farrell

C. Kavanaugh


L. Donoghue

T. Donoghue


B. Krasna

L. Garrett

J. McLaren

M. Strong






26 Oct.

5:15 p.m.



27 Oct.

9:00 a.m.



27 Oct.

11:00 a.m.





S. Drumm

C. Davison


R. Gumboc

H. Watt

C. Udovc


M. Doctolero

A. Hung

M. Taylor


Junior Liturgy





E. Hayes

K. Turkington


T. Nguyen

M. Mussari



Please remember in your prayers the following: 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, especially Joe Saccon.


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.



  1. VINCENT DE PAUL Food Bags will be collected this weekend, 19-20 October. Thank you for your support of those in need.


WORLD MISSION SUNDAY Every parish across the world will celebrate World Mission Sunday this 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.  St. Paul Catholic School will be our gracious host.  Please join us for fellowship and refreshments.


ROSARY IN THE CEMETERY will take place on Sunday, 3 November 2019, 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 35th  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, 24 November 2019, 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.


PRAYER BOOK A book has been placed in a place of honour near the Blessed Sacrament.  You are invited to write in it those needs and concerns for which you would like our St. Joseph’s family / community to pray.  Wishing to respect everyone’s privacy, please keep all entries anonymous.




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.


DEATHTRAP Kingston Health Sciences Centre Volunteer Services to Hotel Dieu Hospital presents the comedy-thriller at the Domino Theatre, 52 Church Street, on Wednesday, 30 October 2019.  Doors open at 6:30 p.m.; curtain time at 7:30 p.m.  Tickets available at the Brock Boutique in the Hotel Dieu Hospital Lobby or call 613-389-9322 or 613-549-0338.  Refreshments provided at intermission.  All proceeds benefit patient care at Hotel Dieu Hospital.


FISH FRY will be held on Friday, 1 November 2019, from 3:30-6:30 p.m., at Holy Cross Secondary School, 1085 Woodbine Road.  Mike Mundell will provide fish & chips, salad & dessert for $15.00 ($10.00 for children 10 and under), for sit-down or take-out.  All proceeds go to this year’s Jamaica Mission trip.  Tickets may be purchased from Mission participants or at the door.


LIFE IN THE HOLY SPIRIT SEMINAR will take place on Saturday, 2 November 2019, at St. Paul the Apostle Church Hall.  Speakers, Fr. Ben St. Croix, CC; Miriam Wright and Fr. Richard Whelan.  For information, or to register, contact Mary at 613-929-3864 or, or Cheryl at 613-929-0777 or at  Fee is $30.00 (students $15.00).  Please register by 28 October.


ITALIAN DINNER FUNDRAISER on Saturday, 9 November 2019, at 6:00 p.m., at St. Mary’s Cathedral Parish Centre, 260 Brock Street.  Tickets are $50.00 in advance.  Menu includes homemade ravioli, salad, chicken a la Francesca, potatoes, vegetables, dessert, coffee, tea and complimentary glass of wine.  To purchase tickets, contact Dominica at 613-546-4934 or the parish office at 613-546-5521 X 3.  Proceeds for the Sanctuary Floor Project.

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