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Twenty-Second Sunday in Ordinary Time

2 September 2018


“You put aside the commandment of God to cling to human traditions.”




Our faith is a wonderful gift and blessing, but Jesus warns us how it can go wrong and what we need to do to make it true and authentic.


Todays Readings


First Reading: Deuteronomy 4:1-2, 6-8


Moses rejoices at the great gift of the Law, which the Lord has given to his people, and urges them to keep his commandments.


Second Reading: James 1:17-18, 21-22, 27


St. James insists that true religion involves not just words but actions, such as helping widows and orphans.


Gospel: Mark 7:1-8, 14-15, 21-23


Jesus tells us to make sure that we observe God’s commandment and not just human traditions.



Monday, 3 September

5:15 p.m.     Helen Murray – The Estate

Tuesday, 4 September

9:00 a.m.    Bernard Quinn – Emily Quinn & Family

Wednesday, 5 September

9:00 a.m.    Cancelled – Fall Convocation

10:30 a.m.    Extendicare – Liturgy of the Word

Thursday, 6 September

9:00 a.m.    Cancelled – Fall Convocation

Friday,  7 September

10:00 a.m.    Kingsdale Château – Stephen MacKenzie – Marlene Johnston

5:15  p.m.  Mary Jackson – Anne & Leon Garrett

Saturday, 8 September

5:15 p.m.    Alison Cooke

Sunday, 9 September

9:00 a.m.   John Lacey (24th Anniversary) – Audrey Lacey

11:00 a.m.   People of the Parish

NEXT WEEK 8-9 September 2018






Eucharistic Ministers





8 Sept.

5:15  p.m.



M. Peck

E. Bennett


G. Pattenden

L. McKeown


I. Stewart

L. Garrett

P. Greenwood

A. Kelly



9 Sept.

9:00 a.m.


A. MacKinnon

P. McCue


N. McCue

M. Cervenko


M. Turkington

R. Audet

F. Cuvelier

D. Dennee



9 Sept.

11:00 a.m.


Sr. D. Fournier

M. Turano

Deacon Wojcik


M.-A. Wojcik


B. Krasna

J. McLaren

M. Strong

D. Kurman






8 Sept.

5:15 p.m.



9 Sept.

9:00 a.m.



9 Sept.

11:00 a.m.





M. Drumm

S. Drumm

F. Cao


B. Evarisho

M. Castro

E. Foley


M. Roque

K. Soriano

A. Krasna





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, especially Bruce Halliker, Mary White; Jim McCarthy.


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.





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.


  1. JOSEPHS PARISH IS LOOKING FOR VOLUNTEERS Volunteer sign-up sheets are available at all entrances for the various ministries. If you see something with which you would like to assist, please call the parish office at 613-547-5004, or complete the bottom portion of page two, detach and place in the collection basket.


FALL CONVOCATION MASS During the fall Convocation, the priests of the Archdiocese will gather with Archbishop O’Brien for Mass on Wednesday, 5 September 2018, at 11:30 a.m., at Holy Family Parish, 130 Wiley Street.  The parishioners of all Kingston and area parishes are invited to attend the celebration of the Eucharist on this day.


SOCIAL & ECOLOGICAL JUSTICE COMMITTEE St. Joseph’s Social & Ecological Justice Committee will meet on Wednesday, 5 September 2018, at 7:00 p.m., in the sacristy.  All are welcome and encouraged to attend.


FIRST FRIDAY DEVOTION On Friday, 7 September 2018, adoration of the Blessed Sacrament will commence at 9:00 a.m. and continue until 5:00 p.m.  You are encouraged to spend an hour with the Lord.


BUILDING FUND  The monthly collection of the Building Fund will take place next weekend, 8-9 September 2018.  Your support continues to make a difference.  Thank you.


CATHOLIC WOMENS LEAGUE will hold the General Meeting on Monday, 10 September 2018, at 7;00 p.m., in the parish hall.  The speaker will be Marilyn McLean, from The Kingston Street Mission.  Open from October to April “The Mission” provides a warm place out of the cold, in addition to refreshments, friendship, support, clothing, toiletries and more.  Learn how you can help.


MASS AT ST. MARYS CEMETERY St. Joseph’s Parish will celebrate Mass at St. Mary’s Cemetery on Sunday, 16 September 2018, 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.


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 the weekends of 8-9 and 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.


  1. PAUL CATHOLIC SCHOOL The new Principal of St. Paul Catholic School, effective 1 September 2018, will be Ms. Anna Coe. We welcome Ms. Coe to our parish and look forward to working with her in the upcoming school year.




JOB OPPORTUNITY The Archdiocese is seeking a cheerful, enthusiastic individual for a full‑time Receptionist position. Qualifications include computer proficiency, strong typing skills, excellent written and oral communication skills, general math proficiency, knowledge of Adobe Dreamweaver or similar web design programs, and no fewer than 2 years of office experience. Secondary school diploma is essential; post‑secondary education in business is preferred. We offer a competitive salary with benefits, including a pension plan. Knowledge of the Catholic faith and teachings is an asset.  Resumés will be accepted by mail, e‑mail or fax until 4:00 p.m. on Friday, 14 September  2018, and should be directed to the attention of Kenneth Hall, Financial Administrator Archdiocese of Kingston, 390 Palace Road, Kingston, ON K7L 4T3, by email at or by fax at 613‑548‑4744. We thank all who may apply, but only those selected for an interview will be contacted.


FORGIVEN is a 5-week series on the transforming power of confession.  The Sacrament of Reconciliation isn’t a rule, a formality, or an old-fashioned ritual – it is an intimate experience of God’s mercy.  We will explore the grace and healing offered in confession and show how this sacrament of mercy reveals the depth and bounty of God’s love.  There is no fee, but we ask that you register as soon as possible at  Sessions begin Monday, 10 September 2018, at 6:45 p.m., in the main hall at St. Paul the Apostle, 1111 Taylor Kidd Boulevard.  Everyone welcome.  For information, contact Lyne at 613-389-2174, or


DUC IN ALTUM 2018-2019 INFO NIGHT  Calling all young adults in their 20s & 30s! We invite you to attend an info night about an awesome opportunity in our Archdiocese for young adults: “Duc In Altum” (Latin for “Put Out Into the Deep”). This experience consists of an opening & closing retreat weekend away and 6 Saturday sessions once a month throughout the year. We invite you to journey with other Catholic young adults in faith and fun!  Join us for our info night on Tuesday, 11 September 2018, at 7:00 p.m., at the Diocesan Centre, 390 Palace Road, Kingston. For more info, contact Nadia Gundert at 613‑484‑2446 or by email at


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