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Twenty-Third Sunday in Ordinary Time
10 September 2017

“Where two or three meet in my name, I shall be with them.”


Our God is a God of justice and mercy. We seek God’s face and desire God’s presence among us in our parish community and in our homes.

Today’s Readings

First Reading: Ezekiel 33:7-9

Speak to those who are wicked so that they may repent.

Second Reading: Romans 13:8-10

Love is the answer to every one of our commandments.

Gospel: Matthew 18:15-20

If your brother listens to you, then you have won him back.

Monday, 11 September
9:00 a.m. Resurreccion Lianza (3rd Anniversary) – Ress Young
5:15 p.m. Joan Cook – Bill Cook
Tuesday, 12 September
9:00 a.m. Archangelo & Teresa Saccon – Joe Saccon
5:15 p.m. Gienek Kosycarz – Toni & George Alexandrowicz
Wednesday, 13 September
9:00 a.m. Robert “Bob” Haydon – Sandra Skebo
10:30 a.m. Extendicare – Rita McAvoy – The Estate
5:15 p.m. Murray Black (32nd Anniversary) – Pattendons
Thursday, 14 September
9:00 a.m. Olga Czerniej – Chris Jones
5:15 p.m. Betty Hindle – Aileen & Denise Irving
Friday, 15 September
9:00 a.m. Katherine & Joseph Zebzda – Teresa Kwiecinska
10:3 a.m. School Mass – Jerome McHenry – Beverley Earle & Tim McCue
5:15 p.m. Shirley Collins – Kevin & Dorothy Mulrooney
Saturday, 16 September
9:00 a.m. George Cotnam – The Family
5:15 p.m. Teresinha Medeiros – Herminio & Liseta Medeiros
Sunday, 17 September
9:00 a.m. Mario & Anna Valconi – The Family
11:00 a.m. People of the Parish

NEXT WEEK – 16-17 September 2017

Eucharistic Ministers

16 Sept.
5:15 p.m.

T. Couto
H. Couto
J. Lachance
M. Musiol

S. Peck
P. Scott
F. Carter
A. Wilson

17 Sept.
9:00 a.m.
D. Tudin
A. MacKinnon
M. Tudin
F. Lovie
D. Neddow
T. Raine
M. Turkington
R. Audet

17 Sept.
11:00 a.m.
C. Machado
F. Machado
T. Donoghue
L. Donoghue
F. Asuncion
J. Ferreira
D. Kurman
P. Greenwood


16 September
5:15 p.m.
17 September
9:00 a.m.
70 September
11:00 a.m.

E. Drumm
M. Drumm
S. Drumm
B. Evaristo
M. Sutton
M. Stabback
A. Doctolero
K. Soriano
A. Hung


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.

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 Leslie Denham.

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, 9-10 September 2017. Your support continues to make a difference. Thank you.

JUNIOR LITURGY PROGRAM will commence this Sunday, 10 September 2017, at the 9:00 & 11:00 a.m. Masses. The Junior Liturgy program is designed for children who are 4-8 years of age. The children are asked to sit with their parents until they are called forward by the Priest. They will receive a blessing and be guided into the parish hall. They will return to their parents just before the Offertory. We look forward to a great year with your children and thank our volunteers for all their assistance. If you wish to be a volunteer with the Junior Liturgy Program, please contact the parish office, at 613-547-5004, as soon as possible.

MASS AT ST. MARY’S CEMETERY St. Joseph’s Parish will celebrate Mass at St. Mary’s Cemetery this Sunday, 10 September 2017, at 2:00 p.m., at 718 Division Street, Kingston. Archbishop O’Brien will preside. This will be an excellent opportunity to remember, and to commend to God, family members, friends and former parishioners who have gone before us. Please invite others who might wish to join you; and bring a hat and lawn chair for your comfort and convenience. In the event of rain, Mass will be celebrated at St. Joseph’s.

PARTNERS IN MISSION FOOD BANK Food Bags will be distributed this weekend, 9-10 September 2017, for return on the weekend of 16-17 September. Thank you for your continued support.

CATHOLIC WOMEN’S LEAGUE General Meeting will take place on Monday, 11 September 2017, at 7:00 p.m., in the parish hall. Come and learn about how to improve your cultural confidence using an illuminating step-by-step approach created by our Speaker, Shannon Monk Payne. Have you ever felt awkward or shy about engaging with Indigenous people because you didn’t know where to start? Have you ever felt uncomfortable about your level of knowledge about Indigenous issues in Canada? Shannon is the founder and CEO of Sakatay Global, and creator of the Circle Approach to Cultural Confidence. She has been a leader and innovator in Indigenous Education for almost 35 years and is known for creating welcoming, safe and comfortable learning environments that help people understand how to build positive relationships with Indigenous people and communities in Canada. All female parishioners, 16+ years are welcome, members or not.

HOSPITALITY SUNDAY will take place on Sunday, 24 September 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.

DAY OF REFLECTION & RENEWAL for all involved in ministry will take place on Saturday, 30 September 2017, from 10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m., at Providence Spirituality Centre, Kingston. Everyone is welcome. Come hear more about what our call to Ministry is all about, share about your ministry and learn how to fill your spiritual well. Cost of $10.00 includes lunch. To register, contact Gorette by 15 September, at 613-548-4461 or at


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 in late September.

SACRAMENT OF CONFIRMATION will take place on Sunday, 19 November 2017, at 2:00 p.m. If you have a child in grade 8 who wishes to receive this Sacrament, please contact the parish office at 613-547-5004 to register by 25 September 2017. If your child attends one of the parish schools, you will receive a registration form from the school. The Enrollment Ceremony will take place on the weekend of 14-15 October 2017. There will be a parents’ meeting on Monday, 25 September 2017, at 7:00 p.m. in the parish hall regarding Confirmation.


DUC IN ALTUM 2017-18 INFO NIGHT Calling all young adults in their 20’s & 30’s to attend an info night, on Wednesday, 13 September 2017, at the Diocesan Centre, 390 Palace Road. The experience consists of retreat weekends and six Saturday sessions of group activities, guest speakers, prayer, discussion, spiritual accompaniment and lots of fun! For information, contact Nadia at, or 613-484-2446.

TOGETHER IN FAITH For more than 150 years, Ontario’s publicly funded Catholic schools have been a distinctive, highly successful and valued contributor to our public education system. The Together in Faith campaign amplifies that message by promoting our Catholic school students’ achievements in academics, social justice, and Christian service. Parishioners are invited to join the campaign to strengthen publicly funded Catholic education in Ontario – add your name to the “Together in Faith” community list at Follow the campaign on Twitter (@Catholicedu) and on Facebook ( and help us share the Good News! This campaign is sponsored by the Ontario Catholic School Trustees’ Association and is supported by the Assembly of Catholic Bishops of Ontario and Ontario English Catholic Teachers’ Association.

RED MASS On Tuesday, 12 September 2017, Archbishop O’Brien will be celebrating the Red Mass at 7:00 p.m., at St. Mary’s Cathedral. The Mass is offered particularly for those in the legal profession – lawyers, judges, clerks, court reporters, court security officers, legal assistants, receptionists, and students and professors of the Faculty of Law – is generally celebrated close to the opening of the courts which commences the judicial year. The tradition of the Red Mass has been celebrated since the 13th century. All who work in the justice system throughout the Archdiocese of Kingston are most welcome and encouraged to attend this Mass. Everyone else is very welcome as well. A wine and cheese reception will follow at St. Mary’s Parish Centre. If you require further information, please contact Christina Rorabeck at 613-545-9896 or, or Fr. Hughes at