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27th Sunday in Ordinary Time

4 October 2015


“They are no longer two, therefore, but one body.”




Today we leave the busyness of day-to-day tensions of our lives in order to come closer to the heart of God’s love in Jesus at the Eucharist. Yet what we hear today is not an escape from our ordinary lives but a fresh call to renewal in the Spirit.


Todays Readings


First Reading: Genesis 2:18-24


The world in all its teeming variety comes from God who is above all created things and yet sustains all in divine love.


Second Reading: Hebrews 2:9-11


From the depth of the Trinity’s love, God shares our humanity, even in suffering and death, so that we can be truly God’s children.


Gospel: Mark 10:2-16


We often fail in love through weakness and sin, and so we have to make up ways of dealing with what goes wrong. But deep in creation lies God’s plan for us to share, in our very bodies, in God’s creative love.



Monday, 5 October

9:00 a.m. Lucy Circelli – Josephine Saccon

5:15 p.m. Maria Reia – Anna & Lina Vuk

Tuesday, 6 October

9:00 a.m. Felice Giacomello – The Family

5:15 p.m. Michael Leo Jewitt & Deceased Family Members – The Estate

Wednesday, 7 October

9:00 a.m.        Deceased Members of the McConville & Jordan Families – Pat McConville & Mike Jordan

10:30 a.m.        Extendicare – John Rutherford – Herman & Mary Overvelde

5:15 p.m. James Tobin – Monica Johnson

Thursday, 8 October

9:00 a.m. Intentions of the D’Aoust Family

5:15 p.m.         Leonard Charboneau – Anne & Leon Garrett

Friday,  9 October

9:00 a.m. Intentions of Irene & Al Freundorfer (30th Wedding Anniversary) – Matilda Sarzotti & Family

5:15 p.m. Frank Murphy – Bev McNeil

Saturday, 10 October

9:00 a.m.         Cenon Capili – Amado & Marietta Marcial

5:15 p.m.         Juana Sanchez – Sandra Salinas

Sunday, 11 October

9:00 a.m.  Bill Decker – Maureen Little

11:00 a.m.        People of the Parish

NEXT WEEK – 10-11 October 2015













10 Oct..

5:15 p.m.


A. Pattenden

C. Jones

Deacon Wojcik


G. Pattenden


P. Scott

I. Stewart

A. Wilson

R. Lachance



11 Oct.

9:00 a.m.


A. Bacile

F. Walker


M. Downey

C. Purcell


K. Mulrooney

D. Neddow

T. Raine

M. Turkington



11 Oct.

11:00 a.m.


S. Broekhoven

K. Burbank


C. Kavanaugh

J. Bennett


P. Tetro

L. Garrett

J. McLaren

B. Krasna



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; Jack Pattenden; June Emmons Church; Frances Dwyer; Joe Verner; Donna Verner; John Light; David Tessier; Charles Virgin; Etelka Takacs; Maureen McCarthy; Edward Courneya; Walter Boru.


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, Maria Serena Di Mario; Mary Lyons; Florintino Tobias.


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.




Mon., 5 Oct.


* 7:00 p.m. – Catholic Women’s League General Meeting


Tues., 6 Oct.


*9:30 a.m. – Legion of Mary

*11:00 a.m. – Ministry to the Deaf

*7:00 p.m. – Knights of Columbus General Meeting


Wed., 7 Oct.


*12:30 p.m. – Afternoon cards

*7:00 p.m. – Choir Practice


Thurs., 8 Oct.


*1:00-3:00 p.m. – Thanksgiving Concert

*7:00 p.m. – RCIA





SACRAMENT OF CONFIRMATION will take place on Sunday, 22 November 2015, at 2:00 p.m. If your child is in grade 8, and wishes to receive this Sacrament, and has yet to register, please contact the parish office at 613-547-5004 as soon as possible. The Enrollment Ceremony will take place on the weekend of 17-18 October.


CATHOLIC WOMENS LEAGUE GENERAL MEETING will take place on Monday, 5 October 2015, at 7:00 p.m., in the parish hall. Guest Speaker will be Ben Gooch, Manager Affirmative Business Operation of VOVEC (Voices, Opportunities & Choices Employment Club), a non-profit corporation providing employment for consumers of mental health services.


FALL CONCERT On Thursday, 8 October 2015, we will be entertained in the parish hall from 1:00-3:00 p.m., by the local talents of Chris Murphy, Jon McClurg and Brian Flynn, of the newly formed Turpin’s Trail (formerly, Crooked Wood). Please come, bring a friend or two, and enjoy two hours of music and fellowship. Light refreshments will be served. A free-will monetary offering would be appreciated.


BUILDING FUND The monthly collection of the Building Fund will take place next weekend, 10-11 October 2015. Your support continues to make a difference. Thank you.


CALLING ALL YOUTH AGES 13-18! Join members of St. Joseph’s Youth Group at the annual “Shine Like the Son” Youth Conference, on Saturday, 17 October 2015, at Holy Cross Secondary School. There will be music, discussion and a chance to connect with young people from across the Archdiocese about matters of our faith and our church. Entrance fee of $15.00 will be paid by St. Joseph’s Parish, and includes a great lunch, snacks and a free t-shirt! Don’t miss this opportunity to make friends and celebrate what makes our faith great! For more information, or to register as a member of St. Joseph’s youth delegation, contact Alison Bogle at, or phone 613-536-5771.


  1. JOSEPHS YOUTH GROUP Attention all youth in grades 5-8 and beyond! Do you want to be part of something big? Do you want to meet new friends or stay in touch with old ones, who share your faith? The St. Joseph’s Youth Group is ready to welcome all returning and new members to our first General Meeting on Tuesday, 20 October 2015, in the parish hall for a Meet & Greet and social time. Anyone who would like to join our monthly meetings and annual Lenten presentation is asked to sign up on the form found at the back of the church, or to contact Alison Bogle at, or call Angela Lorbetski at 613-547-8116, or Tulip Fernandes at 613-542-4164, for further information. Most meetings will take place on Tuesday evenings from 6:30-8:30 p.m. in the parish hall. A detailed list of dates and events will be handed out on 20 October.


HOSPITALITY SUNDAY The next Hospitality Sunday will take place on Sunday, 24 October 2015, 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. Your hosts for this Hospitality Sunday will be the Legion of Mary and the Knights of Columbus.


BIRTHRIGHT NEWS Thank you to the parishioners of St. Joseph’s for raising $1491.93 towards the baby bottles, to assist pregnant women and their unborn babies. There are still 22 bottles to be returned. If you have one, we would appreciate having it returned for further fundraisers.   A special thank you to Dwight Neddow and the Knights of Columbus for assisting us.




LIFE CHAIN will take place on Sunday, 4 October 2015, 2:00-3:00 p.m. We will gather at the Newlands Pavilion, next to Murney Tower on King Street, at 1:45 p.m. After opening prayers, we will walk to KGH for a prayerful, silent event. For more information, call Campaign Life Coalition at 613-389-4472 or 613-382-1084.


EXPLORING THE FEMININE GENIUS: WOMEN AS APOSTLES IN THE MODERN WORLD St. John the Apostle CWL invites you to attend this talk by well-known Kingston-based presenter and entrepreneur, Irene Freundorfer. Come and be inspired on Monday, 5 October 2015, at 7:00 p.m., in the parish hall, 88 Patrick Street (access to the hall is through the side door in the parking lot area behind the church). See you there, and be sure to take a moment to check out Irene’s web site:


COMEDY & PRAISE EVENT FOR ADULTS As a World Youth Day Faith Event, the pilgrims from our Archdiocese are hosting a comedy & praise evening for adults of all ages on Saturday, 17 October 2015, from 7:00-9:00 p.m., at Holy Cross S.S., Kingston. Chris Bray will lead us in music and performing a short concert. Catholic Comedian Judy McDonald will be our presenter and will be sharing a comedic routine about joy-filled faith. Refreshments included. Tickets are $20.00, and may be purchased at the door or, in advance, by calling Nadia at 613-484-2446.


RETREATS There is a variety of retreats scheduled for October at the Providence Spirituality Centre. Please call 613-542-8826 for information and registration.


THEOLOGY OF THE BODY WORKSHOP These teachings by St John Paul II, considered by many to be one of his defining works, are renewing marriages, awakening vocations, and healing deep personal wounds. It will take place on 23-25 October 2015, at St. Mary’s Cathedral Parish Centre. To register, contact Sandra Murray at 613-328-8743 or at For information, contact Caitlin at


IS GOD CALLING YOU TO BECOME A DEACON? The Archdiocese of Kingston is seeking men with a “Deacon’s Heart.” If you feel called to serve God and the Church by following in the footsteps of Christ the servant, please consider attending the next Diaconal Vocation Inquiry Day scheduled to be held at the Diocesan Centre, 390 Palace Road, Kingston, on Saturday, 17 October 2015, beginning at 9:00 a.m.


SEPARATED AND/OR DIVORCED The New Life Support Group meets on alternate Tuesday evenings at 390 Palace Road, Kingston. The next meeting will take place on 6 October 2015, at 7:30 p.m. This week’s topic will be “Stress: Contributing Factors, Suggestions for Handling” For further information, contact the Family Ministry Office at or at 613-548-4461.

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