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Thirtieth Sunday in Ordinary Time

28 October 2018


“Go; your faith has saved you.”




We are invited today to hear the call of Jesus and to get up and follow him.  We will learn from the faith of a blind man how Jesus heals and loves each one of us.


Todays Readings


First Reading: Jeremiah 31:7-9


God promises salvation for the scattered remnant of Israel, return from exile and a joyful homecoming.


Second Reading: Hebrews 5:1-6


Jesus is for ever your great high priest, a kingly priesthood bestowed by God the Father.


Gospel: Mark 10:46-52


A blind beggar cries out to Jesus in faith and out of need, and Jesus cures him.




Monday, 29 October

9:00 a.m.  Tony Mason – Claire Kelly

5:15 p.m.  John Mekarski – Frances Walsh

Tuesday, 30 October

9:00 a.m.    Ricky Razon – Espie & Malou

5:15 p.m. Joan Dawson – Mary & Steve Ottenhof

Wednesday, 31 October

9:00 a.m.    Eileen Murphy  – Estelle Walsh

10:30 a.m. Extendicare – Ernest Cupido – Archbishop J. B. Cleary Assembly (moved from 17 October)

5:15 p.m.  Special Intention

Thursday, 1 November

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

5:15 p.m. Joan Jarrell – Mike & Kathy Turkington

Friday,  2 November

9:00 a.m. All Souls

10:00 a.m. Kingsdale Château – All Souls

5:15  p.m.  All Souls

Saturday, 3 November

9:00 a.m. Lorna & Charles Kelliher – Shirley Kelliher

5:15 p.m. Patrick & Mike McKeown – The Family

Sunday, 4 November

9:00 a.m.  Charles Vidal – Genevieve Vidal

11:00 a.m.     People of the Parish


NEXT WEEK 3-4 November 2018






Eucharistic Ministers





3 Nov.

5:15  p.m.



B. Greigson

C. Jones


G. Pattenden

P. Rosales


I. Stewart

F. Carter

A. Kelly

R. Lachance



4 Nov.

9:00 a.m.


W. Cunningham

A. MacKinnon

Deacon Wojcik


M-A. Wojcik


R. Audet

F. Cuvelier

D. Dennee

R. Emmons



4 Nov.

11:00 a.m.


M. Farrell

Sr. D. Fournier


T. Mekarski

N. Balla


I. Stewart

J. Dsouza

B. Krasna

J. McLaren






3 Nov.

5:15 p.m.



4 Nov.

9:00 a.m.



4 Nov.

11:00 a.m.





F. Cao

A. Lett


B. Evaristo

H. Watt

A. Watt


A. Doctolero

A. Krasna

M. Doctolero

E. Samson


Junior Liturgy





T. Nguyen

A. Scott


A. Fraser

E. Hayes




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; Alex C.; Matthew Hennessey.




You are asked to remember in prayer those recently deceased, especially David MacDonald, Teresa Turner.


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 collected this weekend, 27-28 October. Thank you for your continued support.


HOSPITALITY SUNDAY The next Hospitality Sunday will take place this 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.


FIRST FRIDAY DEVOTION On Friday, 2 November 2018, adoration of the Blessed Sacrament will commence after the 9:00 a.m. Mass 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, 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.


PENANCE CELEBRATION The Advent Penance Celebration for St. Joseph’s will be held on Sunday, 16 December 2018, at 2:00 p.m.  Following a brief liturgy, all will have the opportunity to receive the Sacrament of Reconciliation.  A number of visiting clergy will be present for this celebration, and all in the parish, and indeed from outside the parish, are most welcome to attend.




  1. GREGORYS CHURCH, Picton, is looking for an organist to provide music for Christmas Masses. Call Cheryl Moggridge at 613-391-4249 for more information.


2018 HOTEL DIEU HOSPITAL-ST. MARYS CATHEDRAL COAT DRIVE will be collecting warm, washable coats (ski jacket style) until 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 inside the Sydenham Street doors at Hotel Dieu weekdays during business hours.  For information call 613-544-3400, ext. 4204.


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.


CENTENNIAL CHOIR OF CORNWALL will perform on Saturday, 3 November 2018, at 3:00 p.m., at Cooke’s-Portsmouth United Church, 200 Rogers Drive.  Hosted by the Jubilate Singers.  A freewill offering will support the choirs.  Thank you,


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.


  1. FRANCIS OF ASSISI CATHOLIC SCHOOL Holiday Vendor & Craft Boutique will take place on Saturday, 3 November 2018, from 9:00 a.m-3:00 p.m., at 114 Wiley Street. Free Admission. Over 20 local vendors; bake tables; canteen & raffles.  Join us for early Christmas shopping and lots of fun.


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, 6 November 2018, at the Francis J. Spence Pastoral Centre, 390 Palace Road, from 7:30-9:00 p.m..


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!


PEACE QUEST is hosting a number of events 9, 10 and 11 November.  A Sponsor’s Wine and Cheese and Dinner, on Friday, 9 November 2018, at Providence Motherhouse Auditorium and dining room, at 5:00 p.m.  Cost is $25.00.  Imagining Peace: A Vision for Canada Conference, on Saturday, 10 November, at Memorial Hall, City Hall, from 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.  Cost is $40.00.  The World Remembers, A Remembrance Day Concert on Sunday, 11 November, at The Isabel Performance Hall, at 2:30 p.m.  Cost is $29.00.   For information or to order tickets, check the website,


BLESSED SACRAMENT SNOWFLAKE BAZAAR 3 Briscoe Street, Amherstview, on Saturday, 17 November from 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m., in the parish hall.  Silent auction, bake table, craft items, ready-to-bake frozen pies and lunch in our tea room.  No admission.  For information, call Donna at 613-389-2009.


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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