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30th Sunday in Ordinary Time

25 October 2015


“His sight returned, and he followed him along the road.”




We are called to be of service to one another as disciples of Jesus. This means being prepared to cast aside our comforts and security.


Todays Readings


First Reading: Jeremiah 31:7-9


The Lord has saved his people, gathering them from the ends of the earth.


Second Reading: Hebrews 5:1-6


Christ was acclaimed as high priest by his father.


Gospel: Mark 10:46-52


Bartimaeus, a blind beggar, is healed by Jesus.




Monday, 26 October

9:00 a.m.     George Teves – Parents

5:15 p.m.     Ann Dennee – The Family

Tuesday, 27 October

9:00 a.m.     Living & Deceased Members of the Bilasano-Bowers Family – Sylva Bowers

5:15 p.m.     William Daly – John & Pat Murray

Wednesday, 28 October

9:00 a.m.    James Tobin – Johnson Family

10:30 a.m.     Extendicare – Elisio Ponte & Extended Family Members – Lidia Ponte

5:15 p.m.      Chris & Nina Jones – Friends

Thursday, 29 October

9:00 a.m.     Forgotten Souls in Purgatory – Chris Jones & Family

5:15 p.m.     Deceased Members of the Edvige Mazzolin Family – The Family

Friday,  30 October

9:00 a.m.     Leonard Charboneau – Shirley Kelliher

5:15 p.m.      Gladys Molaro – Real & Judy Lachance

Saturday, 31 October

9:00 a.m.     Maureen Doyle – Mary Tompkins & Family

5:15 p.m.     Mass of Thanksgiving – Raymonde Degbey

Sunday, 1 November

9:00 a.m.      Deceased Members of the Marcial & Capili                                        Families – Marietta & Amado Marcial

11:00 a.m.     People of the Parish

NEXT WEEK – 31 October-1 November 2015












31 Oct..

5:15 p.m.


J. Saunders

E. Bennett


P. Rosales

E. Denham


F. Carter

S. Peck

A. Kelly

D. Mazzolin



1 Nov.

9:00 a.m.


D. Tudin

A. Paquin

Deacon Wojcik


M. Tudin


T. Raine

M. Turkington

R. Audet

F. Cuvelier



1 Nov.

11:00 a.m.


C. Machado

F. Machado


M. Meagher

M. Foley


J. McLaren

I. Stewart

G. Goncalves

J. Ferreira




Please remember in your prayers the following: Kerry Kozak; Terry Kot; Gerald Levesque; Hermina Lawlor; Donald Jackson; Carolyn Curry; Neil Oosterman; Kevin Kimmett; Tony Deodato; Jean Wells; Ciara Ryckman; Eileen Garrah; June Emmons Church; Joe Verner; Donna Verner; John Light; David Tessier; Maureen McCarthy; Edward Courneya; Walter Boru; Charles Virgin; Anne Cadamuro; Helene Taillon.


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 Etelka Takacs; Harry Verran..


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.




Sun., 25 Oct.


*After the 9:00 & 11:00 a.m. Masses – Hospitality Sunday


Tues., 27 Oct.


*9:30 a.m. – Legion of Mary


Wed., 28 Oct.


*12:30 p.m. – Afternoon cards

*7:00 p.m. – Choir Practice

*7:00 p.m. – Culture of Life Meeting


Thurs., 29 Oct.


*7:00 p.m. – RCIA





HOSPITALITY SUNDAY This Sunday you are invited to gather in the hall after the 9:00 and 11:00 a.m. Mass for refreshments and conversation. Your hosts for this Hospitality Sunday will be the Legion of Mary and the Knights of Columbus.


CULTURE OF LIFE “Choose Life…Life is sacred from conception to natural death.” Motor vehicle licence plate frames inscribed with this truth are available for a $5.00 donation. The donations support Birthright Kingston and Campaign Life Coalition. Contact Ben Krasna at 613-544-3598, or


CULTURE OF LIFE INFORMATION MEETING will take place on Wednesday, 28 October 2015, at 7:00 p.m., in the sacristy. Anyone interested in volunteering with the Culture of Life is encouraged to attend this information session. For further information, please contact Ben Krasna at 613-544-3598.


ROSARY IN THE CEMETERY On Sunday, 1 November 2015, 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 the 31st 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.


PRIESTS RETIREMENT FUND PARISH COLLECTION 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 twenty 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 7-8 November 2015.


CELEBRATION OF MEMORY AND NEW LIFE A service for the bereaved will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, 15 November 2015, 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. Refreshments will follow in the parish hall.


CHRONIC PAIN PATIENTS & HEALTH PRACTITIONERS may be interested in reading the poster now found on the main entrance bulletin board. This outlines an opportunity to attend a free public meeting, featuring Kingstonian, Dr. Ruth Dubin, who will explain how Project Echo Ontario is teaching primary care providers about chronic pain via telemedicine. Patient will learn how their doctors can present an anonymous description of their individual pain profile for many experts to consider at one time. Seating is limited. Contact, or Christine at 613-549-2402, to register.




HOLY CROSS SECONDARY SCHOOL REPORT CARDS were sent home on 16 October. Parent/teacher interviews will be held on 22 October, from 3:30-5:30 p.m. and 6:30-8:30 p.m., and 28 October, from 6:30-8:30 p.m.


BILLINGS LIFE is a scientific-based method of fertility management that respects the sacredness of life from the moment of conception. It is based on a woman’s natural signs of fertility and infertility. The next clinic is on Monday, 26 October 2015, at St. Paul the Apostle Church, from 7:00-8:00 p.m. For information, call 613-544-8495 or email


REGI IB STUDENTS FUNDRAISER for their Mission Trip in November. There will be an Online Silent Auction in support of grades 11 & 12 IB students from Regiopolis-Notre Dame Mission Trip to the Dominican Republic where they will be building a wall to improve the security of the Mariposa Foundation. They will also work on academic and artistic projects with the children and teens at the Foundation. Go to for the auction, which runs until 30 October 2015.


ALL YOU CAN EAT FISH FRY On 30 October 2015, at Holy Cross Secondary School, from 3:30-6:30 p.m., in support of the staff and students attending the Holy Cross Jamaica Mission Trip. Tickets are $15.00, and are available from any of the Mission Trip participants, or from the school chaplaincy office. Take-out is available, and tickets will also be sold at the door.


CHURCH OF THE ASSUMPTION, ERINSVIEW, PARISH BAZAAR will be held on Saturday, 31 October 2015, at St. Patrick’s School Hall, from 10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. Morning coffee, tea, juice & muffins for $3.00; Soup or Chili Luncheon for $4.00. Homemade crafts, Christmas gifts, baking, preserves and candy sales. Door prizes & gift draw; raffle tickets are $1.00 and are available until 12:20 p.m., with draw taking place at 12:30.


BLESSED SACRAMENT CWL SNOWFLAKE BAZAAR will take place Saturday, 7 November 2015, from 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. at 3 Briscoe Street, Amherstview. Admission is free. Bake table; Christmas Shoppe; silent auction and luncheon. See you there!


FINDING HAPPINESS IN A BUSY WORLD A talk given by Catholic Psychiatrist Dr. Tim Lau, on Saturday, 14 November 2015, at 7:15 p.m., at Ellis Hall Auditorium, Queen’s. Early-bird tickets are $15.00 until 16 October; after this time, $20.00. Buy on-line at or from Christina at 613-328-9323.


ANNUAL LITURGICAL CONFERENCE The Jubilee of Mercy: “Merciful like the Father.” The Holy Father, Pope Francis, has announced an Extraordinary Jubilee of Mercy that will be celebrated from the feast of the Immaculate Conception, 8 December 2015, to the Christ the King, 20 November 2016. In preparation for this special year of Grace, the Archdiocese of Kingston invites you to our Annual Liturgical Conference that will focus on the meaning of the Jubilee Year. Please join us on 13-14 November 2015, at the Providence Spirituality Centre, 1200 Princess Street. The facilitator will be Fr. John Hibbard, Chair of the Archdiocesan Liturgy Commission. Registration deadline is 30 October 2015. Cost is $35.00 for Commuters, and $75.00 for overnight. To register, contact Mariola Gozdek at 613-548-4461 ext. 114 or at or go to

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