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Twenty-Ninth Sunday in Ordinary Time

21 October 2018


“Anyone who wants to be first among you must be slave to all.”




Today’s Gospel helps us to understand that true greatness is about serving others, especially when it is at cost to ourselves.  Jesus offered the ultimate example: he gave up his own life to save us all.


Todays Readings


First Reading: Isaiah 53:10-11


The suffering servant takes our sins upon himself.  This is God’s will: that all might inherit the light and happiness of eternal life.


Second Reading: Hebrews 4:14-16


We trust in God’s mercy because our supreme high priest is the Son of God.  Jesus was without sin yet; as a human being, he understands our frailty.


Gospel: Mark 10:35-45


The Kingdom of God transcends earthly states.  Its citizens are distinguished by loving service to one another, as Jesus showed by his humble life and atoning death.




Monday, 22 October

9:00 a.m.  Santo Lant – Agostina Lant

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

Tuesday, 23 October

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

5:15 p.m. Intentions of Frank & Phyllis Joyce

Wednesday, 24 October

9:00 a.m.    John Mekarski – Amado & Marietta Marcial

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

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

Thursday, 25 October

9:00 a.m. George Teves – Parents

5:15 p.m. June Sears – The Family

Friday,  26 October

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

5:15  p.m.  Doreen Fitzgerald – Doris Clemens

Saturday, 27 October

9:00 a.m. Christopher Jones – The Family

5:15 p.m. Vince Joyce – Betty & John Dowling

Sunday, 28 October

9:00 a.m.  Gordon Costello – Bea Costello & Family

11:00 a.m.     People of the Parish

NEXT WEEK 27-28 October 2018






Eucharistic Ministers





27 Oct.

5:15  p.m.



S. Eves

O. Gowsell

Deacon Wojcik


G. Pattenden


R. Lachance

D. Mazzolin

P. Scott

R. Webb



28 Oct.

9:00 a.m.


D. Balemba

S. Balemba

Deacon Wojcik


C. Purcell


T. McCue

D. Neddow

T. Raine

M. Turkington



28 Oct.

11:00 a.m.


K. Burbank

A. Doctolero

Deacon Wojcik


R. Kwak


R. Asuncion

J. Ferreira

L. Garrett

P. Greenwood







27 Oct.

5:15 p.m.



28 Oct.

9:00 a.m.



28 Oct.

11:00 a.m.





A. Lett

M. Drumm


I. Watts

B. Baker

E. Foley


K. Soriano

A. Hung

C. Davison


Junior Liturgy





M. Downey

O. Rondeau


P. Krasna

E. Okoduina




Please remember in your prayers the following:  Helen Taillon; Yvonne Vickers; Kathy Veley; Tony Deodato; Ciara Ryckman; Jean Wells; Evangeline Talens; Pauline Medora; Ron Teppett; Sheila Alarie; Millie Lane; Marie McNeil; Lauren Redwood; Judy Dowling; Harriet Hill; Jessica Gaulin; James Parsons; Robert Shaw; Taylor Emond; Steve Bruce; Theresa Nhidir;  Marcus Hacault; Candy Powell; Chandra Gibson; Matthew Hennessey.




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.




  1. VINCENT DE PAUL Food Bags will be distributed this weekend, 20-21 October. Thank you for your continued support.


WORLD MISSION SUNDAY Every parish across the world will celebrate World Mission Sunday this weekend, 20-21 October 2018. 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.

SPIRITUAL INQUIRY Entering into its seventh season, the Spiritual Inquiry sessions will include an additional new dimension.  Each session will begin with a themed discussion topic to be followed, as time allows, by the standard random faith-based questions or comments, as in past years.  The first fall gathering will take place on Thursday, 25 October 2018, from 7:00-8:30 p.m., in the parish hall.  To kick-off that evening, the topic will be, The Changing Dynamics of Catholic Marriage in a Secular Society.  Encourage your friends and neighbours to join you that evening, as we explore this important relationship.


HOSPITALITY SUNDAY The next Hospitality Sunday will take place on Sunday, 28 October 2018, after the 9:00 & 11:00 a.m. Masses.  Please join us for fellowship and refreshments.  Our gracious hosts will be St. Thomas More Catholic School.


ROSARY IN THE CEMETERY will take place on Sunday, 4 November 2018, 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 34th  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, 25 November 2018, 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.




NEWSIES This fall/winter, Holy Cross is putting on the musical production of Newsies.  Our costume team is looking for donations: men’s ties, dress pants, newsie/flat/cabbie hats, bowler hats, vests, suspenders, dress shirts, skirts, fancy ladies hats and newspaper delivery bags.  All donations may be dropped at the Holy Cross office.


2018 HOTEL DIEU HOSPITAL-ST. MARYS CATHEDRAL COAT DRIVE will be collecting warm, washable (ski-jacket style) coats 15 October-16 November.  Extra large sizes (men’s and women’s) are especially needed.  Washable thermal socks, mitts, hats and blankets also needed.  Please drop donations in the red bin just inside the Sydenham Street doors at Hotel Dieu during business hours, weekdays.  For information call 613-544-3400, ext. 4204.


VESPERS (EVENING PRAYER) The Church’s beautiful evening service in thanksgiving for the day is held monthly on the third Sunday at 6:45 p.m.  This half-hour service, with chanted Psalms and Canticle, Scripture, intercessions and hymns, is led by cantor and choir.  Join us at St. Mary’s Cathedral for this service on Sunday, 21 October 2018.


BILLINGS LIFE CLINIC The Billings Ovulation Method uses a woman’s unique signs to indicate fertility or infertility.  It is backed by decades of scientific research.  The next clinic is Monday, 22 October 2018, at St. Paul the Apostle Church, from 7:00-8:00 p.m. (patio entrance).  Email us at email, or call 613-544-8495.


SEPARATED AND/OR DIVORCED Are you, or is 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 meeting will take place Tuesday, 23 October 2018, at the Francis J. Spence Pastoral Centre, 390 Palace Road, from 7:30-9:00 p.m..  The topic will be, “Tribunal Ministry: A Message of Hope.”


ARCHDIOCESAN LITURGICAL CONFERENCE 2018 You are invited to the Liturgical Conference on Friday, 16 November, 7:30-9:00 p.m., and Saturday, 17 November, from 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m., at Providence Spirituality Centre, 1200 Princess Street, Kingston.  Deadline is 2 November.  Cost is $30.00; $80.00 for overnight.  Visit, or Gorett at 613-548-4461, or, to register.


EXPERIENCE THE HOLY SPIRITS POWER Join others from across Ontario for a Spirit-filled day with Mass, talks and prayer on Saturday, 3 November 2018, from 9:00 a.m.-8:30 p.m., at the Holiday Inn Waterfront, Kingston.  Keynote speaker is Bishop Scott McCaig, CC.  Cost is $125, includes meals.  Student: $50.00.  For information, contact Mary Tudin at, 613-929-3864; or register at isobel.bold@gmail, or, or 905-296-4140.


CHRISTMAS BAZAAR & TEA  on Saturday November 3, 2018 from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm at St Patrick’s Church Parish Centre, 3977 Sydenham Road. Browse the tables for Decorations and Gifts, Crafts, Baked Goods, Preserves, Treasure Chest, Raffles and enjoy Lunch in the Tea Room. Sponsored by St Patrick’s/St Mary’s Catholic Women’s League.


ADULT EDUCATION SERIES Are you currently involved in a ministry working with adults?  If so, this professional development series may be of interest to you.  We are offering a 3-session series on Adult Education and the Power of Dialogue in Educating Adults.  It will take place on three consecutive Wednesdays, commencing 7 November 2018, from 6:30-8:30 p.m.  Facilitators will be Fr. Leo Byrne and Mary-Jo MacKinnon-Simms.  To register, call Gorett at 613-548-4461 x 112.


JAMAICA FISH FRY will be held on Friday, 9 November 2018, from 3:30-6:30 p.m., at Holy Cross Catholic Secondary School.  Tickets are $15.00 ($10 for children 10 and under).  Take out is available.  See you there!


ATTENTION CRAFTERS! Come join Holy Family Parish, Kingston, and earn extra money on 1-2 December 2018, at St. Francis of Assisi School, 114 Wiley Street.  Tables are available for their 10th Annual Holly Jolly Christmas Craft Sale for $20.00.  For information, or to book a table, contact Sandy at 613-548-3761 or

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