28th Sunday in Ordinary Time
9 October 2016
“It seems that no one has come back to give praise to God, except this foreigner.”
Jesus reminds us today that it is often the foreigner, even the enemy, who may be doing God’s will better than we are.
First Reading: 2 Kings 5:14-17
Naaman, the Syrian general, is healed of his leprosy in the Jordan and gives thanks to Israel’s God.
Second Reading: 2 Timothy 2:8-13
Paul bears his suffering for the sake of the Good News, which he preaches in the hope that all may experience the salvation that is promised in Christ Jesus.
Gospel: Luke 17:11-19
Jesus cures the ten lepers but notices that it is the foreigner, the Samaritan, who is the only one to come back to thank and praise God.
MASSES FOR THE WEEK
Monday, 10 October
9:00 a.m. Dionisio de Medeiros – The Family
5:15 p.m. Intentions of Anne Pickett
Tuesday, 11 October
9:00 a.m. Patrick & Mary Dillon and Deceased Family Members – Frank & Helen Dillon
5:15 p.m. Maureen Doyle – Judi & Family
Wednesday, 12 October
9:00 a.m. James & Mary Ingoldsby – Betty Kelsey
10:30 a.m. Extendicare – Cancelled
5:15 p.m. Katie Bogle – Les & Arlene Clarke
Thursday, 13 October
9:00 a.m. Alice Callaghan – The Family
5:15 p.m. June Sears – The Family
Friday, 14 October
9:00 a.m. Intentions of Flora Aquin – Phyllis Lewis
5:15 p.m. Patrick McKeown – Grace & Dwight Neddow
Saturday, 15 October
9:00 a.m. Thomas Coffey – Maureen Rutherford
5:15 p.m. Deceased Members of the Adam Family – Les & Arlene Clarke
Sunday, 16 October
9:00 a.m. Aldo Lant – Agostina Lant
11:00 a.m. People of the Parish
NEXT WEEK – 15-16 October 2016
C. Jeewoo Lee
PRAYERS FOR THOSE WHO ARE ILL
Please remember in your prayers the following: Willie Wylemans; Terry Kot; Kerry Kozak; Taylor Emond; Taryn Emond; Hermina Lawlor; Helen O’Brien; Teresa Tenuta; Marcus Hacault; Katherine Yager; Barbara Giff; Bertram Mapp; Alden Mapp; Konner Curry; Danny Jamieson; Lee Plumpton; Joan Wray; Joan Ling; Helen Taillon.
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.
PRAYERS FOR THE DECEASED
You are asked to remember in prayer those recently deceased, especially Gertrude Daoust; Anne McConnell-Strong.
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.
YEAR OF MERCY VOLUNTEER POSITIONS In this Year of Mercy, St. Joseph’s Parish will be showcasing volunteer possibilities:
KINGSTON GENERAL HOSPITAL – Volunteers are needed to support auxiliary services in the gift shop, tuck shop, café and OLG lottery booth AND in Direct Patient Care AND in Liaison and Information. Contact 613-389-5553 or email volunteer @kgh.kari.net, or visit our website www.kgh.kari.net for information and to volunteer.
SCREENING To comply with Archdiocesan regulations, clergy, lay persons, and volunteers are required to participate in the Archdiocesan Screening Process. Over the next few weeks, you will be contacted to follow through with this process. If you have any questions, please contact the parish office at 613-547-5004.
HOME VISITS The parish is currently in the process of organizing a committee to visit parishioners in seniors’ residents and nursing homes. If you know of anyone who would enjoy a visit, please call the parish office at 613-547-5004.
BUILDING FUND The monthly collection of the Building Fund will take place this weekend, 8-9 October 2016. Your support continues to make a difference. Thank you.
ST. VINCENT DE PAUL Food Bags will be distributed this weekend, 8-9 October 2016, for return on the weekend of 15-16 October 2016. Monetary donations are also gratefully accepted. Thank you for your continued support.
CONFIRMATION ENROLLMENT CEREMONY will take place next weekend, 15-16 October at each of the Masses. 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.
RITE OF CHRISTIAN INITIATION FOR ADULTS Are you someone, or do you know someone who has expressed an interest in becoming Catholic, or was baptized Catholic as a child, but has not celebrated the Sacraments of Confirmation and Eucharist? We offer an opportunity to come together in a small group to learn more about our faith. Sessions focus on the teachings and experience of Church and prepare individuals to celebrate the Sacraments of Baptism, Confirmation, and Eucharist during the Easter season. You are welcome to participate in the process with your questions, your insights and your faith story in a warm accepting setting. For information, please contact the parish office at 613-547-5004. Sessions will begin on Thursday, 20 October 2016, at 7:00 p.m.
SPIRITUAL INQUIRY The 5th season of the Spirituality Inquiry will begin on Wednesday, 26 October 2016, from 7:00-8:00 p.m., in the parish hall. It is an opportunity for parishioners and others to talk about matters of religion, faith and spirituality in a very relaxed, informal and accepting environment. There is no agenda, and participants bring with them for discussion whatever is on their mind at the time. You are most welcome and encouraged to participate in this unique gathering. Coffee & tea will be offered.
HOSPITALITY SUNDAY The next Hospitality Sunday will take place on Sunday, 30 October 2016, 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.
WINE TASTING EVENING Our Lady of Lourdes will host an evening of wine sipping, tasty snacks, and a silent auction from 6:30-9:30 p.m., on Friday, 14 October 2016. Call Keith at 613-389-2681, Elaine at 613-389-1276, or the parish at 613-389-3532, for tickets and information.
SHINE LIKE THE SON Archdiocese of Kingston Annual Youth Day on Saturday, 15 October 2016, from 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m., at Holy Cross Secondary School. Youth 13-18 are invited for an awesome day full of fun and mercy; breakout sessions will invite youth to do works of mercy for those in need in our communities. For information, and to register, visit www.shineliketheson.com.
COUPLES FOR CHRIST’S GIFT OF LIFE MINISTRY and the Archdiocese of Ottawa invite you to a conference entitled, “In God’s Divine Image – Theology of the Body and the Family,” with Katrina Zeno, MTS, on Saturday, 15 October 2016, from 8:00 a.m.-3:30 p.m., at Divine Infant Church, 6658 Bilberrry Drive, Orleans. This is open to anyone from 16 years old. Tickets are $20.00 each, or $15.00 for family rate for purchase of 3 or more tickets. For information and tickets, contact Couples for Christ at 613-834-1830 or 613-355-9214 or www.cfottawa.org/2016giftoflifeconfottawa.
ST. PATRICK’S PARISH ANNUAL HARVEST BAZAAR will take place on Saturday, 15 October 2016, from 9:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m., at St. Patrick’s Parish Hall, 179 West Street, Napanee. Admission is $3.00 per person; children 6 and under are free. Coffee & sweets are included with your admission. Come for homemade baked goods, grocery draws, country store, crafts, raffle tickets, silent auction and bling!!
7TH ANNUAL PILGRIMAGE TO ST. JOSEPH’S ORATORY from the Dioceses of Ottawa, Gatineau, Pembroke, Mont Laurier, Alexandria/Cornwall and Kingston, and for the Year of Mercy, a special visit and prayer ceremony to the Divine Mercy of Jesus Shrine in Montreal, on Saturday, 16 October 2016. For information, call Mike Budge at 613-224-8110.
ANNUAL LITURGICAL CONFERENCE 2016 presented by the Archdiocese of Kingston, “From Mass to Mission,” with presenter Fr. Tom Rosica, Salt and Light Television, will take place on Friday, 11 November, from 7:00-9:00 p.m., and Saturday, 12 November 2016, from 9:00 a.m.-3:30 p.m., at Our Lady of Lourdes Church, 490 Days Road, Kingston. The conference will focus on the missionary role of the Church in today’s world. Please join us. Registration is $50.00, and includes the Social on Friday, lunch, all coffee breaks and fees. Deadline for registration is Monday, 31 October 2016. Forms are available at http://www.romancatholic.kingston.on.ca/ or at the parish office. For information, contact Mariola Gozdek at 613-548-4461, ext. 114 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
ARCHBISHOP’S DINNER Archbishop O’Brien invites you to participate in a special event to conclude the Jubilee of Mercy. On Thursday, 17 November 2016, His Grace will host The Archbishop’s Dinner to raise money for food banks across the Archdiocese of Kingston. This special gathering will be held at the Ambassador Hotel in Kingston. Tickets are $125.00 per person, and a tax receipt of $75.00 will be issued for each ticket purchased. Ticket order forms may be obtained from the parish office or from the Archdiocesan website, www.romancatholic.kingston.on.ca.