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30th Sunday in Ordinary Time
23 October 2016

“I thank you, God, that I am not….like the rest of mankind.”


In this Jubilee Year of Mercy, we know that, if we want to experience the mercy of God, then we have to be merciful ourselves. We cannot set ourselves up in judgement of others.

Today’s Readings

First Reading: Ecclesiasticus 35:12-14, 16-19

God’s judgement of people depends not on their status but on the attitudes of their hearts.

Second Reading: 2 Timothy 4:6-8, 16-18

The Lord is the righteous judge who stands by Paul in the face of all who seek to do him harm.

Gospel: Luke 18:9-14

The Pharisee judges himself to be better than the tax collector, but it is the humble man’s prayer that is heard.


Monday, 24 October
9:00 a.m. Mr. Anibal Pereira – Venancio & Elena Dos Santos
5:15 p.m. Patti Candido – Rowena & Michael Strong
Tuesday, 25 October
9:00 a.m. Anthony & Mary Jane Finn & Deceased Family Members – Frank & Helen Dillon
5:15 p.m. John Smythe – Jeanette Sorel
Wednesday, 26 October
9:00 a.m. Deceased Members of the Dennee Family – Lidia Ponte
10:30 a.m. Extendicare – Elisio Ponte and Extended Family Members – Lidia Ponte
5:15 p.m. Colette Cecchini – Rolando Cecchini
Thursday, 27 October
9:00 a.m. Maria Klante – Klante Family
5:15 p.m. Mavis Bracken – Rose McCluskey
Friday, 28 October
9:00 a.m. Anna & Walter Speagle – The Family
5:15 p.m. Intentions of Don & Mona Phelan – Chris & Cathy Phelan
Saturday, 29 October
9:00 a.m. Margaret Hay – Catherine Edwards & Family
5:15 p.m. Adele & Cesare Maschi – Daughters
Sunday, 30 October
9:00 a.m. John & Mary Witjes – The Witjes Family
11:00 a.m. People of the Parish
NEXT WEEK – 29-30 October 2016

Eucharistic Ministers

29 Oct.
5:15 p.m.
E. Bennett
M. Cervenko
Dcn. Wojcik
T. Murphy
D. Mazzolin
I. Stewart
A. Wilson
S. Peck

30 Oct.
9:00 a.m.
B. Kasaboski
P. McCue
Dcn. Wojcik
N. McCue
R. Audet
F. Cuvelier
D. Dennee
R. Emmons

30 Oct.
11:00 a.m.
A. Gerretsen
M-A. Wojcik
Dcn. Wojcik
J. Gerretsen
F. Asuncion
J. Ferreira
L. Garrett
P. Greenwood

29 Oct.
5:15 p.m.
30 Oct.
9:00 a.m.
30 Oct.
11:00 a.m.

S. Sedore
O. Gowsell
I. Simoes
C. Watts
R. Watts
I. Watts
M. Sutton
P. Krasna
A. Krasna
M. Farrell
A. Hung

Junior Liturgy

A. Baxby
B. Kasaboski
S. Skebo
D. Deptuck
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; Joan Ling; Helen Taillon; Peter Solis; Yvonne Vickers.

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.

YEAR OF MERCY VOLUNTEER POSITIONS In this Year of Mercy, St. Joseph’s Parish will be showcasing volunteer possibilities:

RIDEAUCREST HOME – Volunteers(13+ years) are needed for various services. Volunteer packages are available at the front desk. Located at 175 Rideau Street, the city’s long-term care facility volunteer program augments the services of the staff, to provide enhanced quality of life for its residents. Shifts are usually 3.5 hours, working in pairs. Contact Sheila Thompson at or 613-530-2818×4225 for information.

SCREENING To comply with Archdiocesan regulations, clergy, lay employees, and volunteers are required to participate in the Archdiocesan Screening Process. Over the next few weeks, you will be contacted to follow through with this process. If you have any questions, please contact the parish office at 613-547-5004.

HOME VISITS The parish is currently in the process of organizing a committee to visit parishioners in seniors’ residents and nursing homes. If you know of anyone who would enjoy a visit, please call the parish office at 613-547-5004.

WORLD MISSION SUNDAY Every parish across the world will celebrate World Mission Sunday this weekend, 22-23 October 2016. 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 in Asia, Africa, Latin America, the Pacific Islands and some of our Canadian dioceses depend on the World Mission collection.

SPIRITUAL INQUIRY The 5th season of Spirituality Inquiry will begin on Wednesday, 26 October 2016, from 7:00-8:30 p.m., in the parish hall. It is an opportunity for parishioners and others to talk about matters of religion, faith and spirituality in a very relaxed, informal and accepting environment. There is no agenda, and participants bring with them for discussion whatever is on their mind at the time. You are most welcome and encouraged to participate in this unique gathering. Coffee & tea will be offered.

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.

THE BIG PHAT HORN BAND and Banters (opening act) will perform Thursday, 3 November 2016, from 7:00-9:00 p.m., at Holy Cross Catholic Secondary School. Tickets are $15/person. Contact Deb Myers at 613-384-1919X4075 or for tickets and information. Tickets will also be sold at all Masses on 22-23 October 2016. Proceeds go directly to our house build in Jamaica.

ROSARY IN THE CEMETERY will take place on Sunday, 13 November 2016, at 1:00 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 our 32nd 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, 27 November 2016, 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 in the parish hall.

COINS FOR LIFE & LIFE CHAIN Thank you most sincerely for your generous donations over the summer months. We appreciate your financial support and commitment in helping save the lives of God’s precious pre-born babies.

5TH BI-ANNUAL PARISH PUB NIGHT SOCIALwill take place Saturday, 29 October 2016, from 6:30-10:00 p.m., at St. Paul the Apostle Parish Hall. Tickets are $10/person, and must be purchased by 26 October by calling Aubert Pereira at 613-634-7228.

ALL SAINTS DAY PARTY, hosted by St. Mary’s Moms & Tots, will take place on Sunday, 30 October 2016, at St. John’s Parish Hall, 88 Patrick Street, from 3:00-6:00 p.m. A time to celebrate and learn about our Saints! Wear a costume of a favourite Saint or Angel. There will be games and activities, and supper will be served. Please RSVP to Cost is $2.00 per person (Max $10 per family). All families welcome.

SEPARATED AND/OR DIVORCED You are welcome to attend the New Life Support Group on alternate Tuesday evenings at 390 Palace Road, Kingston. The next meeting will take place on Tuesday,1 November 2016. The topic will be “Let God & Move On; Hold On & Remain Stuck.” For further information, contact the Family Ministry Office at, or at 613-548-4461.

ANNUAL LITURGICAL CONFERENCE 2016 presented by the Archdiocese of Kingston, “From Mass to Mission,” with presenter Fr. Tom Rosica, Salt and Light Television, will take place on Friday, 11 November, from 7:00-9:00 p.m., and Saturday, 12 November, from 9:00 a.m.-3:30 p.m., at Our Lady of Lourdes Church, 490 Days Road, Kingston. The conference will focus on the missionary role of the Church in today’s world. Please join us. Registration is $50.00, and includes the Social on Friday, lunch, all coffee breaks and fees. Deadline for registration is Monday, 31 October 2016. Forms are available at or at the parish office. For information, contact Mariola Gozdek at 613-548-4461, ext. 114 or

AN EVENING FOR PEACE will take place at the Isabel, 390 King Street, on Friday, 11 November 2016, at 7:30 p.m. All proceeds will go to PeaceQuest. For ticket information call 613-533-2424

ARCHBISHOP’S DINNER Archbishop O’Brien invites you to participate in a special event to conclude the Jubilee of Mercy. On Thursday, 17 November 2016, His Grace will host The Archbishop’s Dinner to raise money for food banks across the Archdiocese of Kingston. This special gathering will be held at the Ambassador Hotel in Kingston. Tickets are $125.00 per person, and a tax receipt of $75.00 will be issued for each ticket purchased. Ticket order forms may be obtained from the parish office or from the Archdiocesan website,, until 28 October 2016.