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Twenty-Seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time

6 October 2019


Increase our faith.




When we think that we can save ourselves through good works, our faith tells us that God is our loving creator, the giver of all our gifts and our only saviour.


Todays Readings


First Reading: Habakkuk 1:2-3, 2:2-4


The upright will live by faithfulness.


Second Reading:  2 Timothy 1:6-8, 13-14


Fan into a flame the gift that God gave you.


Gospel: Luke 17:5-10


We have done no more than our duty.




Monday, 7 October

9:00 a.m.  Martin Cinzar – The Family

5:15 p.m.    Herminio Medeiros – Mary & Steve Ottenhof

Tuesday, 8 October

9:00 a.m.  Keith King – Helen & Roger Taillon

5:15 p.m.  Kay, Hugh & Ed Edgar & Jerry Jackson – Sandra Jackson

Wednesday, 9 October

9:00 a.m.  Terry Healey – Walter Healey

10:30 a.m. Extendicare – Evelyn Guindon – Cathy Cornfield

5:15 p.m.  James Kelly – Mary & Steve Ottenhof

Thursday, 10 October

 9:00 a.m. Madonna Dillon & Deceased Parents – Helen & Frank Dillon

5:15 p.m.  Brian Coffey – Pat & John Murray

Friday,  11 October

9:00 a.m.  Return of our children to the practice of their faith

10:30 a.m. School Mass – Bernard McCambridge – Arlene Fraser

5:15  p.m. Bryleigh Young – Arleen & Les Clarke

Saturday, 12 October

9:00 a.m.  Flora Bucayu – Lorna Asuncion

5:15 p.m. Michael Cowan – Family & Friends

Sunday, 13 October

9:00 a.m.  Alice Callaghan – Jim Callaghan

11:00 a.m.  People of the Parish



NEXT WEEK 12-13 October 2019






Eucharistic Ministers





12 Oct.

5:15 p.m.


Sr. L. Kearney

S. Ottenhof


J. Lachance

P. Scott


I. Stewart

F. Arruda

R. Webb

F. Carter



13 Oct.

9:00 a.m.


J. Watts

P. Kingston


C. Purcell

G. Goncalves


D. Dennee

R. Emmons

S. Eves

T. McCue



13 Oct.

11:00 a.m.


N. Balla

J. Koster

Deacon Wojcik


M. Turano



J. McLaren

M. Strong

P. Tetro

G. Velasco






12 Oct.

5:15 p.m.



13 Oct.

9:00 a.m.



13 Oct.

11:00 a.m.





F. Cao

C. Lee


I. Watts

M. Castro

C. Udovc

O. Muise


A. Hung

M. Stabback

A. Krasna


Junior Liturgy





P. Bullock

M. Lawrence


M. Farrell

S. Fragoso


Please remember in your prayers the following: Joe Saccon; 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.


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.




FOR HEAVENS SAKE, VOTE! “Your guide to Catholic Social Teaching and the Federal Election” will be handed out “FREE” at all Masses this weekend,  5-6 October 2019.  You are asked to take one home and prayerfully read it as you prepare to vote.  Your VOTE matters since it helps direct the government to a greater justice for all.  Learn about what the Catholic Church teaches on the seven key topics.  Compliments of the Knights of Columbus, St. Joseph’s Council #11670.


CATHOLIC WOMENS LEAGUE Because of Thanksgiving, the General meeting will be held on Monday, 7 October 2019, at 7:00 p.m., in the parish hall.  Guest speaker will be Debra Lefebvre, RN, MPA.  She is the leader of Limestone City Mental Health, and educator, consultant, and strong advocate for psychological safety and overall health & well being for all people.  She is also the recipient of many awards and distinctions.


RITE OF CHRISTIAN INITIATION FOR ADULTS Sessions for anyone wishing to become Catholic will commence on Thursday, 10 October 2019, at 7:00 p.m., in the parish hall.  Please call the parish office at 613-547-5004 for information.


FALL CONCERT On Thursday, 10 October 2019, we will be entertained in the church from 1:00-3:00 p.m., by the local talents of Chris Murphy, Jon McClurg and Brian Flynn, in a Thanksgiving Day Concert.  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, 12-13 October 2019. We are now saving in order to begin replacement of the parking lot in 2020.  Thank you for your support.


SPIRITUAL INQUIRY We all struggle to understand God’s meaning for our lives.  But often we have little opportunity to express our thoughts within a comforting environment. St. Joseph’s Spiritual Inquiry gathering begins on Thursday, 17 October 2019, from 7:00-8:30 p.m. in the sacristy.  The first theme, ‘Happiness, Lies & Holy Moments, promises to be both engaging and highly thought-provoking.  To old-comers and new-comers, all are most welcome.


  1. JOSEPHS YOUTH GROUP will hold its first meeting for the new school year on Friday, 18 October 2019, from 6:30-8:30 p.m., in the parish hall. This will be a social meet-and-greet with lots of fun ice breakers and team building games, followed by a discussion on saints. All youth are welcome, from grade 2 on up.  Our group is a faith-based, monthly gathering with themed events.  Please contact Angela at 613-547-8116 or Alison at if you would like to join, re-join, or for information.


KEEP CHRIST IN CHRISTMAS Cards for the Christmas season will be available for purchase at all Masses on 19-20 & 26-27 October 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.


CHILDRENS FOLK CHOIR Children who are interested in participating in the Children’s Folk Choir are invited to sing at the 11:00 a.m. Mass on Sunday, 3 November 2019.  We will have practices on Sunday, 20 & 27 October 2019, from noon-1:00 p.m., in the church.  For inquiries, please contact Sheila at


SALVATION ARMY & ST. JOSEPHS PARISH Once again this Christmas season, St. Joseph’s Parish is undertaking the supervision of a Salvation Army kettle located at Loblaw’s in the Kingston Centre.  The chosen days are Monday, Wednesday and Friday, from 10:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.  All shifts are only one hour in length.  As an expression of our Christian outreach, consider volunteering for this meaningful endeavour.  More details to follow.




CANCELLATION  Due to health reasons, Sr. Nuala Kenny’s October workshops, have been cancelled.  We are hoping to reschedule in the future.


PROVIDENCE SPIRITUALITY CENTRE RETREATS There are a number of Fall Retreats happening at the centre.  Please call 613-542-8826 for inquiries.


BLESSING OF ANIMALS will take place on Sunday, 6 October 2019, at 2:00 p.m., at Holy Family Church, Weller Avenue.  Continuing the tradition of celebrating the feast day of St. Francis.  All are invited to bring their pets.  Please have dogs on a leash.


LIFE CHAIN will take place on Sunday, 6 October 2019, from 2:00-3:00 p.m., at Newlands Pavilion (next to Murney Tower – King Street).  This is a prayerful. silent event.  Please bring friends and family.  For information, call Campaign Life Coalition at 613-389-4472, or at 613-382-1084.


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, 8 October 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.


REGIOPOLIS-NOTRE DAME CATHOLIC HIGH SCHOOL will distribute Early Diagnostic Reports on Friday, 11 October 2019.  Parent/Teacher interviews may be booked online, on the RND website.


HOLY CROSS CATHOLIC SECONDARY SCHOOL will distribute Early Semester Report Cards on Friday, 11 October 2019.  Parent/Teacher interviews will be held on 17 & 23 October, from 3:30-5:30 & 6:30-8:30 p.m.  Please visit the HCToday website to book.


23rd ANNUAL ST. JOHN BOSCO CRAFT SHOW on Saturday, 19 October 2019, from 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m., at 175 Windsor Drive, Brockville.  Admission is $2.00 (children under 12  free with adult).


DEATHTRAP Kingston Health Sciences Centre will present this play on Wednesday, 30 October 2019, at 7:30 p.m., at the Domino Theatre, 52 Church Street.  Tickets are available at the Brock Boutique, in Hotel Dieu Hospital Lobby, or call 613-389-9322 or 613-549-0338.  All proceeds benefit patient care at Hotel Dieu Hospital.  Refreshments at intermission.  Doors open at 6:30 p.m.

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