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Twenty-Ninth Sunday in Ordinary Time
22 October 2017

“Give back to Caesar what belongs to Caesar, and go God what belongs to God.”


We are made in the image and likeness of God. The Lord has chosen us to share the good news of his kingdom through what we say and what we do.

Today’s Readings

First Reading: Isaiah 45:1, 4-6

The Lord chooses Cyrus, a pagan, to do his work.

Second Reading: 1 Thessalonians 1:1-5

St. Paul begins his letter with thanks to God for the community to whom he is writing.

Gospel: Matthew 22:15-21

The Pharisees try to trap Jesus with a trick question.


Monday, 23 October
9:00 a.m. Intentions of Nettie Pawling – Rose Kotek
5:15 p.m. Deceased Relatives and Friends – Rowena and Michael Strong
Tuesday, 24 October
9:00 a.m. Armindo Silva – Natalia Silva
5:15 p.m. Colette Cecchini – Rolando Cecchini
Wednesday, 25 October
9:00 a.m. Intentions of Cathy Burtch – Marietta Marcial
10:30 a.m. Extendicare – Elisio Ponte & Extended Family Members – Lidia Ponte
5:15 p.m. June Sears – The Family
Thursday, 26 October
9:00 a.m. George Teves – Parents
5:15 p.m. Mass of Thanksgiving – Mary & Dave Tudin
Friday, 27 October
9:00 a.m. Christopher Jones (1st Anniversary) – The Family
5:15 p.m. Ronald Waddleton – Secular Carmelites
Saturday, 28 October
9:00 a.m. Mass of Thanksgiving – Yeshi Redda
5:15 p.m. Cesare & Adele Maschi – Daughters
Sunday, 29 October
9:00 a.m. Emma Toffolo – Toffolo Family
11:00 a.m. People of the Parish
NEXT WEEK 28-29 October 2017

Eucharistic Ministers

28 Oct.
5:15 p.m.

C. Pitts
K. Hasselaar
Deacon Wojcik
T. Murphy
S. Peck
P. Scott
F. Carter
A. Wilson

29 Oct.
9:00 a.m.
P. Kingston
A. MacKinnon
Deacon Wojcik
B. Earle
F. Cuvelier
D. Dennee
R. Emmons
S. Eves

29 Oct.
11:00 a.m.
K. Burbank
M-A. Wojcik
Deacon Wojcik
C. Kavanaugh
F. Asuncion
J. Ferreira
D. Kurman
P. Greenwood


28 October
5:15 p.m.
29 October
9:00 a.m.
29 October
11:00 a.m.

E. Drumm
M. Drumm
S. Drumm
B. Evaristo
A. Doctolero
K. Soriano
A. Hung


A. Baxby
M. Downey
J. Williams
D. Deptuck
A. Lorbetskie


Please remember in your prayers the following: Helen Taillon; Yvonne Vickers; Kathy Veley; Tony Deodato; Ciara Ryckman; Jean Wells; Danny Denham; Brigit Knott; Jack Coleman; Marie McNeil; Marcus Hacault; Kim Emond; Freeman Shupe; Kathleen Forsyth; Evangeline Talens; Millie Lane; Doug Switzer; Jim McCarthy; Joan Wilson; Carminda Godinho; George Wojcik; Candy Powell.

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.

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.


WORLD MISSION SUNDAY Every parish across the world will celebrate World Mission Sunday this weekend, 21-22 October 2017. 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 throughout the world depend on the World Mission collection.

SPIRITUALITY INQUIRY The 6th session of the Spiritual Inquiry gatherings will ‘kick off’ Wednesday, 25 October 2017, at 7:00 p.m., in the parish hall. As in the past, it is an excellent opportunity to discuss our Catholic faith, religious practices and spiritual beliefs. In a relaxed environment, participants will have the opportunity to express thoughts, raise questions or simply listen to the responses of others in attendance. This year, we are please to have Monsignor Lynch joining the discussions. Light refreshments will be served.

SOCIAL & ECOLOGICAL JUSTICE GROUP MEETING will be held on the 4th Friday of the month at 9:30 a.m. Please join us on Friday, 27 October 2017, in the parish hall. Please join us.

ALTAR SERVER TRAINING SESSION will be held on Saturday, 28 October 2017, at 1:00 p.m., in the church. All altar servers are encouraged to attend.

HOSPITALITY SUNDAY will take place on Sunday, 29 October 2017, 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, 5 November 2017, 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 33rd 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. Please use the north entrance.

PRIESTS’ RETIREMENT FUND supports the Archdiocesan program which provides elderly and infirm priests with the financial support they have earned after many years of service. The Fund currently provides monthly pensions and health benefits for our retired priests. We thank you for the generosity you have shown in the past, and we hope that you will generously support this year’s collection on the weekend of 11-12 November 2017.

CELEBRATION OF MEMORY AND NEW LIFE A service for the bereaved will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, 26 November 2017, 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.

BIRTHRIGHT NEWS Many thanks to St. Joseph’s parishioners for your generosity to Birthright. Seventy-five of the one hundred bottles were returned, along with $2355.00. We are grateful to Donna Balemba, Ben Krasna and members of the Knights of Columbus for helping to distribute and collect baby bottles. If you still have one at home, it is not too late to return it. On behalf of our babies and the moms who visit us, thank you, and may God bless you all abundantly. “The essence of Birthright is love; and, where love is, miracles happen.”

PARTNERS IN MISSION FOOD BANK wish to thank St. Joseph’s parishioners for the donation of $1685.00, from July-September 2017. As part of a very giving community, the support we receive from individuals, churches, schools, organizations and businesses has allowed us to continue to serve those less fortunate.


HOTEL DIEU HOSPITAL/ST. MARY’S CATHEDRAL COAT DRIVE 2017 We will be collecting clean, gently used winter coats from 23 October-17 November, for distribution to the community. Washable, down-filled-style coats and ski jackets are particularly needed, plus mens XL/XXL/XXXL sizes. Coats may be dropped off at the Sydenham Street entrance of Hotel Dieu Hospital during regular business hours. For information, call 613-544-3400, ext. 4204.

BILLINGS LIFE CLINIC The Billings Ovulation Method is based on a woman’s naturally occurring signs of fertility and is applicable during all stages of her reproductive life. The next clinic will be held on Monday, 23 October 2017, from 7:00-8:00 p.m., at St. Paul the Apostle Church (room D, patio entrance). For information, call 613-544-8495, or email

ST. JOHN THE APOSTLE CWL invites everyone to celebrate the 75th Anniversary of our League, and the 76th Anniversary of our Parish on Saturday, 28 October 2017, at the 4:30 p.m. Mass. Following Mass, there will be cake, coffee, tea, and juice downstairs. Please join us for these joyous events! All welcome!

LEGION OF MARY RETREAT DAY On Saturday, 4 November 2017, at St. Joseph’s Parish, 392 Palace Road, Kingston. Rosary at 8:30 a.m.; Eucharist at 9:00 a.m. All are welcome! For information, contact Cheryl at 613-929-0777.

ST. JOHN BOSCO PARISH HARVEST SUPPER will be held on Sunday, 5 November 2017, from 4:00-6:00 p.m., at St. John Bosco Parish Centre, 175 Windsor Drive, Brockville. Adults: $14.00; Children 6-12: $6.00; Children under 6: eat free in dining room. Take out orders also available for $14.00.

PURSE AUCTION & BLING FLING will be held Sunday, 5 November 2017, at 1:30 p.m., at St. Joseph’s parish centre, 399 Victoria Avenue, Belleville. New & gently used purses and tons of fabulous jewelry to buy, with over 100 special purses up for auction. Everyone welcome. Auction starts at 2:00 p.m. If you wish to donate, please contact Judy at 613-962-6025 or email, or drop off inside St. Joseph’s Church entrance. All proceeds to St. Joseph’s Parish Refugee Sponsorship Fund.

RETREAT FOR SEPARATED AND/OR DIVORCED will take place 17-18 November 2017, Friday evening to Saturday. “Resilience vs Resistance: Welcoming New Life,” with facilitator Sr. Helen Russell, csj, at Providence Spirituality Centre, 1200 Princess Street, Kingston. Registration due by 27 October. For information, or to register, email or call 613-548-4461. This will be a time of reflection, rest and spiritual nourishment.