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Thirtieth Sunday in Ordinary Time

27 October 2019


The man who humbles himself will be exalted.




Jesus reveals to us the love of the Father.  To follow him is to submit to him and to each other in humility


Todays Readings


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


The Lord is quick to answer the prayers of those who serve him wholeheartedly.


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


Paul is confident that his eternal reward is to come soon.


Gospel: Luke 18:9-14


The humility of the tax collector is held up by Jesus as an example of true prayer.



Monday, 28 October

9:00 a.m.  Deceased Members of the Slade Family – Donna & Ken

5:15 p.m.  June Sears – The Family

Tuesday, 29 October

9:00 a.m.    Deceased Members of the McCambridge & Mulrooney Families – Kevin & Dorothy Mulrooney

5:15 p.m.  Elisio Ponte & Extended Family Members – Lidia Ponte

Wednesday, 30 October

9:00 a.m.    Chung-Wun Lee – Janet Woo

10:30 a.m. Extendicare – Evelyn Guindon – David & Marthina Phillips

5:15 p.m.  Genevieve Whalen & Deceased Family Members – Frank & Helen Dillon

Thursday, 31 October

 9:00 a.m. Flora Bukay – Amado & Marietta Marcial

5:15 p.m.  Ed Vincent – Ron & Mary Douglas

Friday,  1 November

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

10:00 a.m. Kingsdale Château – Anna Quarin – Forese Bertoia

5:15  p.m.   Michael Neidbala – Colleen & Ben Krasna & Family

Saturday, 2 November

9:00 a.m.  All Souls

5:15 p.m.  All Souls

Sunday, 3 November

9:00 a.m.  Herminio Medeiros – Staff of Archbishop O’Sullivan Catholic School

11:00 a.m.    People of the Parish

NEXT WEEK 2-3 November 2019






Eucharistic Ministers





2 Nov.

5:15 p.m.


S. Ottenhof

M-A. Wojcik

Deacon Wojcik


S. McGrath


I. Stewart

A. Kelly

R. Webb

D. Mazzolin



3 Nov.

9:00 a.m.


P. Kingston

A. MacKinnon

Deacon Wojcik


G. Goncalves


F. Cuvelier

D. Dennee

R. Emmons

S. Eves



3 Nov.

11:00 a.m.


Youth Mass

Deacon Wojcik


R. Kwak


P. Tetro

G. Velasco

F. Asuncion

J. Ferreira






2 Nov.

5:15 p.m.



3 Nov.

9:00 a.m.



3 Nov.

11:00 a.m.





F. Cao

A. Lett



F. Evaristo

B. Baker

M. Castro

O. Muise


A. Krasna

M. Stabback

R. Canning


Junior Liturgy





N. Dennee

M. Lawrence


K. Canning

A. Doctolero



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; Donna C.; Eileen Teppett.


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.



PARISH VISITOR PROGRAM St. Joseph’s Parish Council is exploring the possibility of establishing a Parish Visitor program.  It would be the purpose of this undertaking to provide a stronger link with the Parish for those who might be confined to their homes or places of greater care, especially as the winter season approaches.  Parish visitors would be comprised of teams of two people, with each person being appropriately trained and screened.  If you would like to learn more about being a Parish Visitor, you are asked to contact the Parish Office at 613-547-5004.  Similarly, if you would like to receive a Parish Visitor team in your home, please contact the Parish Office at 613-547-5004.  Thank you.


KEEP CHRIST IN CHRISTMAS Cards for the Christmas season will be available for purchase at all Masses this weekend, 26-27 October and 2-3 November 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.


HOSPITALITY SUNDAY The next Hospitality Sunday will take place this 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.


FIRST FRIDAY DEVOTION On Friday, 1 November 2019, adoration of the Blessed Sacrament will commence at 9:00 a.m. and continue until 5:00 p.m.  You are encouraged to spend an hour with the Lord.


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.


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 to be held 9-10 November 2019.


SALVATION ARMY KETTLE SUPERVISION It’s time to ‘step to the plate’ and offer to supervise a kettle for one-hour shifts at Loblaws (Kingston Centre).  St. Joseph’s contributions run from 10:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m. on the following dates: 18, 20, 22, 25, 27, 29 November and 2, 4, 6, 9, 11, 13, 16, 18, 20 December.  Contact Sharon Lillis at 613-549-0559, or at to reserve your timings.  The early bird ‘gets the worm’ for this very worthy Christmas outreach endeavour.


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.



COAT DRIVE Looking for donations of gently used, washable (down-filled/ski-jacket style) coats (especially men & women’s L/XL/XXL), washable socks, gloves, hats & light fleece blankets.  Place items in bin at Sydenham St. Entrance of Hotel Dieu Hospital during regular business hours (Monday-Friday).  Distribution takes place at St. Mary’s Parish Hall 12-20 November and 2-17 January, 1:00-4:00 p.m., Monday-Friday.


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, 5 November 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.


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.


CHRISTMAS TEA & BAZAAR takes place on Saturday, 2 November 2019, 10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m., at St. Patrick’s Church Hall, 3977 Sydenham Road.  Decorations, gifts, crafts, baked goods, preserves, treasure chest, raffles and enjoy lunch in the Tea Room.  Sponsored by St. Patrick & St. Mary CWL.


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.


ARCHDIOCESAN LITURGICAL CONFERENCE 2019: Call to Ministry, Called in Baptism, Formed in Faith Communities, will take place 15-16 November 2019, at Providence Spirituality Centre, 1200 Princess Street.  Facilitator is Bernadette Gasslein.  Commuters: $35.00, Overnight: $80.00.  Friday Social, Saturday Lunch, Coffee Breaks included.  Register by Monday, 4 November 2019, by contacting Gorett at 613-548-4461 or

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