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24th Sunday in Ordinary Time

13 September 2015


“If anyone wants to be a follower of mine, let him renounce himself and take up his cross and follow me.”




We know from experience that every life contains some suffering. Today Jesus invites us to join our suffering to his, sharing his faith in his Father, and thus breaking through to resurrection and eternal life.


Todays Readings


First Reading: Isaiah 50:5-9


The prophet foretells Christ’s total trust in his Father at the time of his passion.


Second Reading: James 2:14-18


The apostle teaches that faith in God should lead us to active charity.


Gospel: Mark 8:27-35


Jesus explains that suffering and surrender into God’s hands are the necessary prelude to eternal happiness.



Monday, 14 September

9:00 a.m. Velda Stanley – Anne Marie Rodrigues & Staff at Archbishop O’Sullivan Catholic School

5:15 p.m. Marcel Berube – Mike & Diane Foley

Tuesday, 15 September

9:00 a.m. Carol Nelson – Maureen Murphy

5:15 p.m. June Sears – The Family

Wednesday, 16 September

9:00 a.m.        Deceased Members of the Bidinost Family – Mrs. Bidinsot & Family

10:30 a.m.        Extendicare – Walter Kay – Kevin Krzyanowski & Family

5:15 p.m. Deceased Members of the Grant & Stanley Families – The Family

Thursday, 17 September

9:00 a.m. John Saccon – Liliana Saccon & Family

5:15 p.m.         Giovanni Circelli – The Family

Friday,  18 September

9:00 a.m. Sandra & Antonio Del Prete – Gennaro, Alberto & Maria Del Prete

10:30 a.m.        School Mass – Elizabeth Coughlan – Ed Lanigan

5:15 p.m. Shirley Dillon – Audrey Lacey

Saturday, 19 September

9:00 a.m.         Georgina Goodfriend – Katherine Quinlan

5:15 p.m.         Anna & Peter Dinh – Trish Nguyen

Sunday, 20 September

9:00 a.m.  Ken Lillis – Joe Breen

11:00 a.m.        People of the Parish


NEXT WEEK – 19-20 September 2015













19 Sept.

5:15 p.m.


H. Couto

T. Couto


I. Curry

J. Lachance


F. Carter

J. Garrah

A. Kelly

D. Mazzolin



20 Sept.

9:00 a.m.


P. McCue

F. Walker

Deacon Wojcik


N. McCue


S. Eves

T. McCue

K. Mulrooney

D. Neddow



20 Sept.

11:00 a.m.


J. Gerretsen

T. Phelan


L. Donoghue

T. Donoghue


P. Greenwood

J. Ferreira

J. Mekarski

I. Stewart



Please remember in your prayers the following: Kerry Kozak; Terry Kot; Gerald Levesque; Hermina Lawlor; Donald Jackson; Carolyn Curry; Neil Oosterman; Kevin Kimmett; Tony Deodato; Jean Wells; Ciara Ryckman; Eileen Garrah; Jack Pattenden; Ashley Padvaiskas; June Emmons Church; Frances Dwyer; Joe Verner; Donna Verner; John Light; David Tessier; Charles Virgin; Etelka Takacs; Maureen 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, Maureen Doyle, Josephine Ingoldsby.


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.




Mon., 14 Sept.


*7:00 p.m. – Catholic Women’s League General Meeting


Tues., 15 Sept.


*9:30 a.m. – Legion of Mary


Wed., 16 Sept.


*12:30 p.m. – Afternoon cards

*7:00 p.m. – Choir Practice

*7:00 p.m. – Finance Committee Meeting


Fri., 18 Sept.


*10:30 a.m. – School





VOLUNTEER/INFORMATION SHEET You will find available at each of the entrances, a Volunteer/Information Sheet which you are invited to review and complete. The active involvement of many parishioners will help St. Joseph’s remain a thriving community of faith. I encourage everyone to consider participating in the life of the Parish by indicating your willingness to become involved. Thank you. Fr. Joe


KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS STEAK BBQ The Knights of Columbus 11670 will be hosting their annual Steak BBQ this Saturday, 12 September 2015, after the 5:15 p.m. Mass. We thank you for your support in the past and look forward to seeing you again. Tickets are Adults: $15.00; Children 6-10: $3. Tickets will be on sale at the door.


BUILDING FUND The monthly collection of the Building Fund will take place this weekend, 12-13 September 2015. In light of some emergency repairs to the roof and the sewer system this summer, your support continues to make a difference. Thank you.


PARTNERS IN MISSION FOOD BANK Food Bags will be distributed this weekend, 12-13 September 2015, for return on the weekend of 19-20 September. Thank you for your Continued support.


JUNIOR LITURGY PROGRAM commences Sunday, 13 September 2015. 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 WOMENS LEAGUE will hold their General Meeting on Monday, 14 September 2015, at 7:00 p.m., in the parish hall. The speaker will be Shirley Roberts discussing, “The Essential Preparations For Our Golden Years.” She will also be selling her book, “Doris Inc.,” at a cost of $20.00.


SACRAMENT OF CONFIRMATION will take place on Sunday, 22 November 2015, 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 28 September 2015. 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 17-18 October 2015. There will be a parents meeting on Monday, 28 September 2015, at 7:00 p.m. in the parish hall regarding Confirmation.


BABY BOTTLES If you have any baby bottles supporting Birthright, please return the to the church either with or without money (but every Toonie helps). There are still a few bottles to be returned; so you are not alone. If we do not receive the bottles back, we have to buy more, which defeats the purpose. Thank you for your understanding.


HOSPITALITY SUNDAY The next Hospitality Sunday will take place on Sunday, 27 September 2015, 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.





Families of Faith – RND brings students from many parishes into one big community and would like to encourage families of faith to connect with one another on this journey through high school. We will be celebrating Mass at RND in the St. Marguerite Bourgeoys chapel at 6:30 p.m., on 16 September, followed by refreshments.


Grade 9 Faith Day! – On 17 September, grade 9 students at RND will gather for a workshop led by Dan Moynihan. Through stories & activities, students will become more aware of the value of the gift of Catholic Education; this will be followed by Mass.


First School Mass at RND will be held on 30 September, at 9:30 a.m., in the Congregation of Notre Dame gym.


BEREAVED FAMILIES OF ONTARIO will host the following at Tompkins Funeral Home Township Chapel: Family Night on 15 September, at 6:30 p.m.; Baby Loss Night on 16 September, at 6:30 p.m.; Suicide Support Group on 22 September, at 6:30 p.m.; and “Mourning Coffee” on 22 September, at 10:00 a.m. Please park in the left-side lot, and use the right-side main entrance. For additional information, please call 613-634-1230 or visit All programs are free of charge.


  1. JOHN THE APOSTLE CHURCH will hold a garage sale on Saturday, 19 September 2015, from 8:00 a.m.-noon, in the basement of the church on Patrick Street. Deals, bake sale, jellybean draw and refreshments. All are welcome!


WELLNESS FAIR will take place on Saturday, 19 September 2015, from 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m., at Blessed Sacrament Church Hall, 3 Briscoe Street, Amherstview. Featuring massage therapy, skin care, personal fitness, diet, nutrition and more! Refreshments provided. Cover charge is $2.00. Everyone welcome. Hosted by the Amherstview Catholic Women’s League.


FISH FRY will be held on Sunday, 20 September 2015, starting at 11:15 a.m., at St. Barnaby’s Church. Advance tickets required; call Noreen at 613-542-3487. Adults: $14.00; Children 5-12: $7.00; Children under 5: Free.


RETREAT INVITATION to attend the annual Archdiocesan Retreat for Separated and/or Divorced, at Providence Spirituality Centre, on Friday evening, 2 October and Saturday, 3 October 2015. The retreat, ‘Welcoming Autumn’s Wisdom,’ facilitated by Anne Hurley and Kathy McGee, will be a time of reflection, rest and spiritual nourishment. Please register by 15 September 2015. For information, call the Family Ministry Office at 613-548-4461 or email


OKTOBERFEST 2015 will be held on Saturday, 3 October 2015, at 6:30 p.m., at Blessed Sacrament Church Hall, 3 Briscoe Street, Amherstview. Advance Tickets required prior to 27 September, by calling Paul at 613-384-2671 or Lyle at 613-384-3949. Cost is $20.00 per person.

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