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Twenty-Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time

16 September 2018


“And he began to teach them.”




In today’s Gospel reading, for the first time, the Lord reveals to his disciples that he, the Son of Man, is to suffer many things, to be rejected by the authorities, to be killed and on the third day to rise again.


Todays Readings


First Reading: Isaiah 50:5-9


To carry the cross is not to be weak, but to be strong.


Second Reading: James 2:14-18


Good works come from faith, as heat comes from fire.


Gospel: Mark 8:27-35


It is only by his death and resurrection that Jesus can show who he really is.




Monday, 17 September

9:00 a.m.  Giovanni Circelli – The Family

5:15 p.m.  Deceased Members of the Marson Family – The Family

Tuesday, 18 September

9:00 a.m.    Jim & Eva McLaren – Gloria McLaren

5:15 p.m. Harry & Moira Ottenhof – Mary & Steve Ottenhof

Wednesday, 19 September

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

10:30 a.m. Extendicare – Jaros_aw Kulich – Helen Kulich

5:15 p.m. Raymond St. Pierre (45th Anniversary) – Mary & Family

Thursday, 20 September

9:00 a.m. George Teves – Parents

5:15 p.m. Madonna Dillon & Deceased Parents – Frank & Helen Dillon

Friday,  21 September

9:00 a.m. Linda Stone – St. Joseph’s Choir

5:15  p.m.  Angela Bracken – Tony Bracken

Saturday, 22 September

9:00 a.m. Michel Saulnier – Levi, Lucille & Saulnier Family

10:30 a.m. School Mass – Michael Little – McKeown Family

5:15 p.m. Gordon Costello – Jerome, Joan & Gord Murray

Sunday, 23 September

9:00 a.m.  Melecio Quintana – Jose & Lolita Quintana

11:00 a.m.   People of the Parish


NEXT WEEK 22-23 September 2018






Eucharistic Ministers





22 Sept.

5:15  p.m.



P. Kehoe

C. Jones

Deacon Wojcik


T. Murphy


I. Stewart

L. Garrett

P. Scott

A. Kelly



23 Sept.

9:00 a.m.


Sr. Kalchbrenner

C. Purcell


G. Goncalves

B. Earle


T. Raine

M. Turkington

R. Audet

F. Cuvelier



23 Sept.

11:00 a.m.


K. Soriano

C. Kavanaugh


L. Donoghue

T. Donoghue


B. Krasna

J. McLaren

M. Strong

P. Tetro






22 Sept.

5:15 p.m.



23 Sept.

9:00 a.m.



23 Sept.

11:00 a.m.





F. Cao

S. Drumm

A. Lett


B. Evaristo

E. Foley

R. Gumboc


M. Stabback

M. Roque

M. Taylor


Junior Liturgy





M. Downey

T. Nguyen


M. Farrell

S. Fragoso




Please remember in your prayers the following:  Helen Taillon; Yvonne Vickers; Kathy Veley; Tony Deodato; Ciara Ryckman; Jean Wells; Evangeline Talens; Pauline Medora; Ron Teppett; Sheila Alarie; Millie Lane; Marie McNeil; Lauren Redwood; Judy Dowling; Harriet Hill; Jessica Gaulin; Luigi Nuvoloni; James Parsons; Robert Shaw; Taylor Emond; Steve Bruce; Theresa Nhidir;  Marcus Hacault; Sheila Allard.




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.




BIRTHRIGHT  There are still 44 baby bottles left to be returned.  If you have one at home, we would be so grateful, if you could return it as soon as possible.  We look forward to letting you know the grand total of donations received from your parish sometime in October.  God bless you for your support of moms and babies.



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, 4 October 2018, at 7:00 p.m.


PARTNERS IN MISSION FOOD BANK Food Bags will be collected this weekend, 15-16 September 2018.  Thank you for your continued support.


MASS AT ST. MARYS CEMETERY St. Joseph’s Parish will celebrate Mass at St. Mary’s Cemetery this Sunday, 16 September 2018, at 2:00 p.m., at 718 Division Street, Kingston.  Archbishop O’Brien will preside and preach.  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.


KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS STEAK BBQ St. Joseph’s Knights of Columbus will be hosting a Steak BBQ on Saturday, 22 September 2018, after the 5:15 p.m. Mass.  Tickets will go on sale this weekend, 15-16 September 2018.  Adults: $15.00; Children (up to 11 years): $4.00 (jumbo hotdog, drink & dessert).  TICKETS WILL NOT BE AVAILABLE THE DAY OF THE BBQ; SO GET YOURS EARLY.


SACRAMENT OF CONFIRMATION will take place here at St. Joseph’s on Sunday, 18 November 2018, 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 24 September 2018. If your child attends St. Thomas More or St. Paul School, you will receive a registration form from the school in September.  There will be a Parent Information Meeting on Monday, 24 September 2018, at 7:00 p.m., in the parish hall.


HOSPITALITY SUNDAY The next Hospitality Sunday will take place on Sunday, 30 September 2018, after the 9:00 & 11:00 a.m. Masses.  If you are able to provide snacks, please sign up at the entrances.  Please join us for fellowship and refreshments.


FALL CONCERT On Thursday, 4 October 2018, we will be entertained in the church from 1:00-3:00 p.m., by the local talents of Chris Murphy, Jon McClurg and Brian Flynn, in a Thanksgiving Day Concert.  Please come, bring a friend or two, and enjoy two hours of music and fellowship.  Light refreshments will be served.  A free-will monetary offering would be appreciated.




PROVIDENCE SPIRITUALITY CENTRE is hosting a number of fall retreats: Fall Seniors Christian Spirituality Series; Overnight Retreat, “Walking with the freedom of God”; spirituality Series, “Greening Our Hearts.”  Call 613-542-8826 for more information.


VESPERS (EVENING PRAYER) will take place on Sunday, 16 September 2018, at 6:45 p.m., at St. Mary’s Cathedral.  The Church’s beautiful evening service in thanksgiving for the day is held monthly on the 3rd Sunday.  This half-hour service, with chanted Psalms and Canticle, Scripture, intercessions and hymns, is led by cantor and choir.  Join us for this meditative service.


NEEJES FAMILY CATECHISM Are you looking for an opportunity to invest in the faith life of your family and build Christian friendships?  Consider joining Neeje’s Family Catechism this year.  Offered in Kingston for 21 years, our monthly Saturday morning program runs September through June.  Catechism classes are taught by parents and volunteers using the Faith and Life Series published by Ignatius Press.  To learn more about participating as a family or a volunteer, please contact Clare Zuiker at


RED MASS The Archdiocese of Kingston’s Annual Red Mass will be celebrated on Wednesday, 26 September 2018, at 7:00 p.m., at St. Mary’s Cathedral, Kingston.  Archbishop Brendan M. O’Brien will preside.  All judges, lawyers, and others who work in the justice system – and those who would like to pray for them and for justice – are invited to attend.  The Red Mass is generally celebrated close to the Opening of the Courts, which begins the judicial year.  This year, the Mass will take place the evening before the Opening of the Courts.  A wine and cheese reception will follow at the Cathedral’s parish centre.  For further information, please contact Christina Rorabeck at 613-545-9896, or at, or Fr. Hughes at


JOSH BLAKESLEY BAND: Christian Music Concert Join us for an  exciting concert on Tuesday, 2 October 2018, at 7:00 p.m., at Holy Cross Catholic Secondary School, 1085 Woodbine Avenue.  FREE!  All are welcome.  Band merchandise will be available.  For information, contact Nadia at, or at 613-548-4461.  Check out


FRANCISCAN SPIRITUALITY COURSE Have you ever wanted to know more about Franciscan Spirituality?  Come join us, at the Catholic Pastoral Centre, 390 Palace Road, for a 4-week course with Friar Ed Debono, starting Wednesday, 10 October 2018, from 6:30-8:30 p.m.  Registration fee is $10.00, payable on the first evening. To register, or for more information, call Gorett, at 613-548-4461, Ext 112, or Mary-Jo at 613-548-4461, ext 115, or register on-line at


ANNUAL ST. JOHN BOSCO CRAFT SHOW will take place on Saturday, 13 October 2018, from 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.  Christmas shopping in a welcome, friendly atmosphere.  Enjoy lunch at Marguerite’s Kitchen.  Admission is $2.00 (children under 12, free with adult).  Free parking, wheelchair accessible, door prizes.

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