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24th Sunday in Ordinary Time
11 September 2016

“He was lost and is found.”


Today all three readings are about mercy. Mercy is the gift God has given us to recover what was lost, and so mercy enables us to escape the past and find a new future.

Today’s Readings

First Reading: Exodus 32:7-11, 13-14

For the Lord to break his promise to Abraham would be to deny God’s own self.

Second Reading: 1 Timothy 1:12-17

Paul is himself a sign of God’s mercy. He lived in God’s mercy.

Gospel: Luke 15:1-32

In the human heart, no matter how perverse, there is always an echo of God’s mercy.


Monday, 12 September
9:00 a.m. Maria Reia – Peter & Elena Music
5:15 p.m. Leon Dillon – Michelle Romatowski
Tuesday, 13 September
9:00 a.m. Patrick McKeown – Eileen McHenry
5:15 p.m. John Worrall – The Family
Wednesday, 14 September
9:00 a.m. Intentions of Anne Pickett
10:30 a.m. Extendicare – John McLean – Fran Rogers
5:15 p.m. Cynthia Wood – Phyllis Lewis
Thursday, 15 September
9:00 a.m. Giovanni Vecchio – The Family
5:15 p.m. June Sears – The Family
Friday, 16 September
9:00 a.m. George Cotnam – The Family
5:15 p.m. Maureen Doyle – Arthur Norris
Saturday, 17 September
9:00 a.m. John Saccon – Liliana & Family
5:15 p.m. Natalio San Pedro ( 1st Anniversary) – Laurie San Pedro
Sunday, 18 September
9:00 a.m. Giovanni Circelli – The Family
11:00 a.m. People of the Parish
NEXT WEEK -17-18 September 2016

Eucharistic Ministers

17 Sept.
5:15 p.m.
C. Jones
E. Bennett
L. McKeown
I. Curry
D. Mazzolin
I. Stewart
A. Wilson
S. Peck

18 Sept.
9:00 a.m.
P. Kingston
M. Cervenko
B. Earle
N. Haunts
S. Eves
D. Neddow
T. Raine
M. Turkington

18 Sept.
11:00 a.m.
J. Koster
G. Lesperance
P. Goudreau
M. Foley
P. Greenwood
B. Krasna
J. McLaren
J. Scott

17 Sept.
5:15 p.m.
18 Sept.
9:00 a.m.
18 Sept.
11:00 a.m.

S. Sedore
O. Gowsell
I. Simoes
C. Watts
R. Watts
I. Watts
M. Sutton
D. Fernandes
T. Fernandes
C. Jeewoo Lee

Junior Liturgy

P. Bullock
C. Dempster

A. Fraser
A. Lorbetskie

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; Kenneth Kehoe; Bertram Mapp; Alden Mapp; Maureen Lynch.

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.


YEAR OF MERCY VOLUNTEER POSITIONS In this Year of Mercy, St. Joseph’s Parish will be showcasing volunteer possibilities:

KINGSTON STREET MISSION – offers warmth, friendship, hot drinks, light refreshments, warm clothing, blankets and sleeping bags to the homeless. They are open every night from 8:00 p.m.-midnight, from 15 October to 31 March, at St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, 130 Clergy Street. Volunteers are needed on-site each night to offer support and resources. Please contact Marilyn McLean, Coodinator, at, or call 613-449-0916, to volunteer.

RITE OF CHRISTIAN INITIATION FOR ADULTS Are you someone, or do you know someone, who has 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 October.

MASS AT ST. MARY’S CEMETERY In the spirit of the Year of Mercy, St. Joseph’s Parish is planning a Mass that is to be celebrated this Sunday, 11 September 2016, at 2:00 p.m., at St. Mary’s Cemetery, 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.

BUILDING FUND The monthly collection of the Building Fund will take place this weekend, 10-11 September 2016. Your support continues to make a difference. Thank you.

PARTNERS IN MISSION FOOD BANK Food Bags will be distributed this weekend, 10-11 September 2016, for return on the weekend of 17-18 September. Thank you for your continued support.

JUNIOR LITURGY PROGRAM commences this Sunday, 11 September 2016. 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.

CATHOLIC WOMEN’S LEAGUE General Meeting will take place Monday, 12 September 2016, at 7:00 p.m. We will be starting our Speaker Series with Tracy Holland, CNIB Volunteer Coordinator. All female parishioners 16+ are welcome, members or not.

AFTERNOON CARDS will resume Wednesday, 14 September 2016, at 12:30 p.m. If you are interested in putting a table together to play cards, call Johanna at 613-389-5265.

COINS FOR LIFE containers will be collected on 17-18 September 2016, at all Masses. Your spare change fuels efforts on behalf of Life. Sponsored by Campaign Life Coalition, 613-389-4472.
“JUST FOR LIFE” WEEKEND will take place on the weekend of 24-25 September 2016. Our parish will be promoting the value of all human life by having a “Just For Life” information weekend. Masses will include a special message, and information on life and family will be provided by Priests for Life Canada.

SACRAMENT OF CONFIRMATION will take place on Sunday, 20 November 2016, 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 26 September 2016. 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 15-16 October 2016. There will be a parents’ meeting on Tuesday, 26 September 2016, at 7:00 p.m. in the parish hall regarding Confirmation.


DUC IN ALTUM 2016-17 INFO SESSION Calling all young adults in their 20s and 30s! We invite you to attend an info session about a new opportunity in our Archdiocese for young adults: “Duc In Altum,” which is Latin for, “Head Out Into the Deep.” This experience consists of an opening retreat weekend away at the Canada Club, Perth, six Saturday sessions throughout the year at Rideau Acres, and a closing retreat weekend at Camp Iawah. Invest a year for your future! We invite you to journey with other Catholic young adults through talks, prayer, group activities, discussion, spiritual accompaniment and lots of fun! Learn tools that will equip you in your life decisions. Come and find out more on Friday, 16 September 2016, at 7:00 p.m., at the Diocesan Centre, 390 Palace Road. Contact Nadia at 613-484-2446 or

INDOOR GARAGE SALE will take place at St. John the Apostle Church, 88 Patrick Street, on Saturday, 17 September 2016, from 8:00 a.m.-noon. Great bargains to be had!

SEVENTH ANNUAL WOMEN’S FALL RETREAT will be held at Glen House Resort in Gananoque, 16-18 September 2016. The theme is “Blessed are the Merciful,” and the presenter is Maureen Dufour, a Chaplaincy Leader from Ottawa. The fee includes two nights accommodation, 5 meals and access to resort activities, for $325 (double occupancy). For information, contact Margie Ann at 613-283-4213 or Annette at 613-258-7885, or visit the website

HARVEST SUPPER will take place on Sunday, 18 September 2016, from 4:00-6:00 p.m., at St. Charles Borromeo Church, Read Parish Hall, 473 Enright Road, Tyendinaga Township. Hot roast beef with all the trimmings, entertainment and children’s activities. Adults: $15.00; Children 6-12 years: $8.00; Children 5 & under: Free. Tickets at the door. This is a fundraiser for parishes of St. Charles Borromeo, Read; Holy Name of Mary, Marysville; and St. Vincent de Paul, Deseronto.

DEDICATION OF CND MEMORIAL MONUMENT will take place at St. Edward Church, Westport, on Sunday, 18 September 2016. Mass will commence at 2:00 p.m., with the blessing of the memorial by Archbishop O’Brien, immediately following Mass. Reception will follow in St. Edward School Gym. The memorial recognizes the CND Sisters’ great contribution to Catholic education, and to parish and community life, in Westport. For information contact Fr. Louis DiRocco at 613-371-2806.