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Twenty-Seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time
8 October 2017

“The kingdom of God will be taken from you.”


The Lord tells a story about a vineyard. It is a story of the world and of power struggles. The Lord invites us to faithfulness.

Today’s Readings

First Reading: Isaiah 5:1-7

God’s people, the Lord’s own vineyard, prove unfaithful.

Second Reading: Philippians 4:6-9

Paul urges us to persevere in goodness all our days.

Gospel: Matthew 21:33-43

Jesus confronts his enemies with their murderous intentions.

Monday, 9 October
9:00 a.m. Thanksgiving for organ donor
5:15 p.m. Forgotten Souls in Purgatory – Chris Jones & Family
Tuesday, 10 October
9:00 a.m. Maria Klante – Klante Family
5:15 p.m. Elizabeth Swenson – John & Pat Murray
Wednesday, 11 October
9:00 a.m. Florentina Pangilinan – Lorna Asuncion
10:30 a.m. Extendicare – Sandra Del Prete – Joe & Josephine Saccon
5:15 p.m. Mike McKeown – Lois McKeown
Thursday, 12 October
9:00 a.m. Mass of Thanksgiving – Michael & Rowena Strong
5:15 p.m. Leona Brady – The Family
Friday, 13 October
9:00 a.m. Michael Cowan – Family & Friends
10:30 a.m. School Mass – Don Dennee – Cathy Cornfield
5:15 p.m. Alice Callaghan – The Family
Saturday, 14 October
9:00 a.m. Jerome McHenry – Glenson & Catherine Crozier
5:15 p.m. Deceased Members of the Adam Family – Arleen & Les Clarke
Sunday, 15 October
9:00 a.m. John Lacey (23rd Anniversary) – Audrey Lacey
11:00 a.m. People of the Parish

NEXT WEEK 14-15 October 2017

Eucharistic Ministers

14 Oct.
5:15 p.m.

S. Ottenhof
C. Jones
P. Rosales
J. Lachance
R. Lachance
D. Mazzolin
S. Peck
P. Scott

15 Oct.
9:00 a.m.
D. Tudin
M. Tudin
M. Cervenko
N. Haunts
F. Cuvelier
D. Dennee
R. Emmons
S. Eves

15 Oct.
11:00 a.m.
M. Meagher
J. Gerretsen
A. Gerretsen
S. Fragoso
P. Tetro
D. Kurman
F. Asuncion
P. Greenwood


14 October
5:15 p.m.
15 October
9:00 a.m.
15 October
11:00 a.m.

E. Drumm
M. Drumm
S. Drumm
B .Evaristo
M. Sutton

P. Krasna
A. Krasna
M. Farrell


P. Bullock
S. Hardwick
D. Deptuck
A. Lorbetskie

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; Theresa Whalen-Witjes; Millie Lane; Doug Switzer; Jim McCarthy; Joan Wilson; Carminda Godinho; George Wojcik.

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, Fr. Paul McAvoy.

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.


BUILDING FUND The monthly collection of the Building Fund will take place this weekend, 7-8 October 2017. Your support continues to make a difference. Thank you.

ATTENTION ALL ST. JOSEPH PARISH YOUTH: Our monthly youth meetings are beginning on Friday, 13 October 2017, from 6:30-8:00 p.m., in the parish hall. Come join us for a fun, faith-filled evening “Meet & Greet.” We welcome students of all ages to come out and get to know one another through games, social time and sharing of our faith. Our Youth Group meets monthly for various activities, and October will be our welcome back to all returning and any new members. Come join us for music and social time. Also, save the date: Friday, 20 October, for an exciting and uplifting concert being held for all Diocesan youth at St. Mary’s Cathedral from 7:00-9:00 p.m. For more information or to learn about how to join our Youth Group, contact Angela Lorbetskie at 613-547-8116, or Alison Bogle at 613-536-5771. Looking forward to seeing you all there!

ST. VINCENT DE PAUL Food Bags will be distributed this weekend, 7-8 October 2017, for return on the weekend of 14-15 October. Thank you for your continued support.

WOMEN AT THE HEART OF PEACE This free workshop on Saturday, 14 October 2017, from 9:45 a.m.-noon, at St. Joseph’s parish hall, will discuss the new Development & Peace campaign. In a world increasingly threatened by war, it is time to find new ways of creating peace. Women are a key part of the solution, and so are YOU! Pre-register before 12 October by calling Barb Quinn at 613-544-4836, or Alice Gazeley at 613-544-0485. Hosted by the Catholic Women’s League, St. Joseph’s Council, and Development & Peace.

SPIRITUALITY INQUIRY The 6th session of the Spiritual Inquiry gatherings will ‘kick off’ Wednesday, 25 October 2017, at 7:00 p.m., in the parish hall. As in the past, it is an excellent opportunity to discuss our Catholic faith, religious practices and spiritual beliefs. In a relaxed environment, participants will have the opportunity to express thoughts, raise questions or simply listen to the responses of others in attendance. This year, we are please to have Monsignor Lynch joining the discussions. Light refreshments will be served.

HOSPITALITY SUNDAY will take place on Sunday, 29 October 2017, 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.


SISTERS IN SPIRIT VIGIL & MASS St. Gregory the Great’s CWL, Picton, invite you to a prayer vigil for the repose of the souls of the Missing & Murdered Indigenous women across Canada and for the healing of their families, on 10 October 2017, at 7:00 p.m.

FALL CRAFT SALE will take place at Holy Cross (1085 Woodbine Road), on Saturday, 14 October 2017,. From 10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. Items are all hand-made and includes candles, woodworking, acrylic art, pottery, han-knitted goods, and so much more. Free admission. Hosted by the Holy Cross Jamaica Mission Team to raise funds for their upcoming Mission. See you there!
ANNUAL ST. JOHN BOSCO CRAFT SHOW 175 Windsor Drive, Brockville, will take place on Saturday, 14 October 2017, from 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. Admission: $2.00; children under 12: free with an adult. Christmas shopping in a welcome friendly atmosphere, enjoy lunch at Marguerite’s Kitchen, free parking, wheelchair accessible, door prizes.

OKTOBERFEST 2017 Blessed Sacrament Knights of Columbus invites you to Oktoberfest on Saturday, 14 October 2017, at 6:30 p.m., at Blessed Sacrament Church Hall, 3 Briscoe Street, Amherstview. Tickets are $20.00; advanced tickets required by calling Paul at 613-384-2671. Good friends, good food, good music (Tim Hallman).

SPAGHETTI DINNER FUNDRAISER will be held at St. Paul the Apostle Parish Hall, 1111 Taylor Kidd Boulevard, sponsored by the Knights of Columbus Council 9652, on Saturday, 14 October 2017, from 5:00-7:00 p.m. Tickets sold after Masses, as well as at the door: $10.00 each, or $25.00 (for family – 6 Max); children 12 years & under – free. Dine or take out; everyone welcome to support our charitable efforts.

8TH ANNUAL PILGRIMAGE TO ST. JOSEPH’S ORATORY with special stop at St. Kateri Tekakwitha, on Sunday, 15 October 2017. Mass at the Oratory will be celebrated in the Basilica at 11:00 a.m. For information, call Mike Budge at 613-224-8110.

RETREAT FOR SEPARATED AND/OR DIVORCED will take place 17-18 November 2017, Friday evening to Saturday. “Resilience vs Resistance: Welcoming New Life,” with facilitator Sr. Helen Russell, csj, at Providence Spirituality Centre, 1200 Princess Street, Kingston. Registration due by 27 October. For information, or to register, email or call 613-548-4461. This will be a time of reflection, rest and spiritual nourishment.

ST. MARY’S MOMS & TOTS is a vibrant group of moms that meets at St. Mary’s Cathedral Parish Centre the first & third Tuesday of each month, from 10:00-11:30 a.m. The theme of our meetings this year will be, “Blessed is She,” an amazing women’s ministry committed to a deepening of life of prayer through Scripture. For information, contact Anna or Angela at

YARN DONATIONS The Hotel Dieu Spiritual Health Department is looking for donations of acrylic yarn (Savelle, Astra, worsted weight). Our volunteer knitters make prayer shawls and afghans, which are then given out where it is felt they are most needed. Donations of yarn may be dropped off at the Spiritual Health Office (roomm 391, 3rd floor, Sydenham wing), Monday-Thursday, 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Contact 613-544-3400 ext. 2231 for information.

NEEDED: PASTORAL CARE VOLUNTEERS AT KGH Friar David Collins, OFM Conv., is the Roman Catholic Chaplin at Kingston General Hospital. We know how important it is to have a priest or pastoral care volunteer to visit our sick loved ones and to take the Blessed Sacrament to them while they are in hospital. Volunteers arrive before 9:00 a.m. and begin with a short prayer service, and then visit the Catholic patients, offering them Holy Communion or just pray with them, if that is what the patient desires. More volunteers are needed and training is provided. If you are available to assist one morning a week, Monday-Friday, please contact Friar David at 613-546-6900.