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Thirtieth Sunday in Ordinary Time
29 October 2017

“Which is the greatest commandment of the Law?”


What a difference it would make in the world if all Christians were faithful to their baptismal calling. Let us pray today that our lives may give witness to the new world that Jesus came to establish, the kingdom of God.

Today’s Readings

First Reading: Exodus 22:20-26

The Lord hears the cry of the poor.

Second Reading: 1 Thessalonians 1:5-10

The Thessalonians are the great example to all believers.

Gospel: Matthew 22:34-40

The greatest commandment of the Law.

Monday, 30 October
9:00 a.m. Betty Heymans – Marietta Marcial
5:15 p.m. Gary, Susan & Gord Beacock – Beacock-
Studsrud Family
Tuesday, 31 October
9:00 a.m. Teresa Yoon – Rosa Kwak
5:15 p.m. Helen & George Carson – The Family
Wednesday, 1 November
9:00 a.m. Deceased Members of the Capili & Marcial Families – Marietta & Amado Marcial
10:30 a.m. Extendicare – Carmen MacDonald – Wendy Nicholson
5:15 p.m. Raymond & Eleanor Mallen – Noreen Mallen
Thursday, 2 November
9:00 a.m. All Souls
5:15 p.m. All Souls
Friday, 3 November
9:00 a.m. Living & Deceased Members of the Hamilton & Alarie Families – Sheila Alarie
10:00 a.m. Kingsdale Château – Carmine Circelli – Michele & Carmela Garofolo
5:15 p.m. Frank Murphy – Paul Dillon
Saturday, 4 November
9:00 a.m. Walter Nuvoloni – Marco Sivilotti & Marie-Andrée Harvey
5:15 p.m. Charles Vidal – Genevieve Vidal
Sunday, 5 November
9:00 a.m. Alexander & Isabelle & Elwood & Dell Potter, Shirley & Leon Dillon – Audrey Lacey
11:00 a.m. People of the Parish
NEXT WEEK 4-5 November 2017

Eucharistic Ministers

4 Nov.
5:15 p.m.

R. Borges
E. Bennett
Deacon Wojcik
M. Marcial
I. Stewart
J. Garrah
A. Kelly
R. Lachance

5 Nov.
9:00 a.m.
S. Balemba
D. Balemba
G. Goncalves
C. Purcell
F. Cuvelier
D. Dennee
R. Emmons
S. Eves

5 Nov.
11:00 a.m.
B. McIver
N. Balla
M. Foley
R. Kwak
P. Tetro
K. Kurman
F. Asuncion
P. Greenwood


4 November
5:15 p.m.
5 November
9:00 a.m.
5 November
11:00 a.m.

O. Gowsell
A. Cantarutti
C. Cantarutti
K. Gowsell
A. Gowsell
I. Watts
A. Krasna
M. Farrell


P. Bullock
K. Turkington
G. Goncalves
A. Doctolero
P. Krasna

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.


HOSPITALITY SUNDAY will take place this Sunday, 29 October 2017, after the 9:00 and 11:00 a.m. Masses. Please join us for refreshments and fellowship.

FIRST FRIDAY DEVOTION On Friday, 3 October 2017, 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, 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.

CATHOLIC WOMEN’S LEAGUE Executive Meeting will take place on Monday, 6 November 2017, at 7:00 p.m., in the parish hall.

Attention all CWL Members! Our Annual CWL Christmas Bake & Craft Sale will take place on the weekend of 2-3 December 2017, after each Mass. Anyone wanting to donate homemade aprons with bibs (kid-sized, too!), knitted or crocheted dishcloths and hand towels that hang up, are asked to bring them to the parish office. Thank you in advance for your generosity and Christian spirit!

PRIESTS’ RETIREMENT FUND supports the Archdiocesan program which 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.

SALVATION ARMY KETTLE DRIVE 2017 As a community outreach endeavour, interested parishioners of St. Joseph’s parish and the Salvation Army Kettles drive are partnering together this Christmas season in a first-time project. The plan it to supervise a kettle at the Loblaws Kingston Centre store each Wednesday that the drive operates during the months of November & December. Shifts would only be for one hour each, starting at 10:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m. If you wish to contribute some volunteer time during these weeks of operation, contact either Sharon Lillis, at 613-549-0559, or Bill Allen, at 613-547-3267 before Monday, 13 November, to get in on the schedule.

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.


FISH FRY Join us for our Annual Jamaica Fish Fry in the Holy Cross Secondary School cafeteria on Friday, 3 November 2017, from 3:30-6:30 p.m. Mike Mundell is providing the Fish & Chips. Salad & dessert included. Cost is $15.00 for adults; $10.00 for children 10 or under. All proceeds to this year’s Jamaica Mission trip. Call Chris Forster at Holy Cross, at 613-384-1919, for tickets or information.

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.

HOMEMADE ITALIAN DINNER will take place on Saturday, 4 November, at St. Mary’s Parish Centre, 260 Brock Street, at 6:30 p.m. Authentic Italian dinner includes homemade lasagna, salad, chicken marsala, mashed potatoes, vegetables, dessert, tea/coffee, and a glass of wine, all for $45.00. All funds will go towards replacing the Sanctuary floor, as all food and beverages are being donated. Contact Suzanne at 613-546-5521 x 3 or Domenica at 613-546-4934, to purchase tickets. Please support this very generous group of ladies, many of whom are from parishes all over the city.

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.

SEPARATED & 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, 7 November 2017, from 7:30-9:30 p.m. The topic will be, “Anger: Causes and Guises.” For further information, contact the Family Ministry Office at 613-548-4461 or via email at

COMMEMORATION SERVICE will be held on Sunday, 12 November 2017, at St. James Cemetery, 236 Edward Street, Stirling. A service will be at 8:45 a.m. in the cemetery, followed by a Celebration mass at 9:15 a.m., in the church, with a Remembrance Brunch in the hall following Mass. Cost is $5.00, or $20.00 for family of 5 or more. All funds raised will go towards cemetery upkeep.

HOTEL DIEU HOSPITAL/ST. MARY’S CATHEDRAL COAT DRIVE 2017 will be collecting clean, gently used winter coats until 17 November, for distribution to the community. 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.

MY SACRIFICE AND YOURS” The Archdiocese of Kingston invites you to the Liturgical Conference that will take place on Friday, 24 November 2017, from 7:30-9:00 p.m., and Saturday, 25 November 2017, from 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m., at the Providence Spirituality Centre, 1200 Princess Street. Facilitator: Fr. John Hibbard, Chair of the Archdiocesan Liturgy Commission. Registration deadline is 4 November: Commuters: $30.00; Overnight: $80.00. To register contact Gorett at 613-548-4461, or email