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25th Sunday in Ordinary Time

20 September 2015


“If anyone wants to be first, he must make himself last of all and servant of all.”




In our relations with one another, do we always want to be in control? Or are we willing to take the risk, as Christ commanded, of serving one another in humility?


Todays Readings


First Reading: Wisdom 2:12, 17, 20


Those who are just will suffer for their virtuous life.


Second Reading: James 3:16-4:3


Real prayer can overcome the violence that arises in us because of our thwarted desires.


Gospel: Mark 9:30-37


Jesus tells us that true leadership will only be effective through humble service.




Monday, 21 September

9:00 a.m.     Assunta Circelli – Carmela Circelli & Family

5:15 p.m.     Cancelled – Fall Convocation

Tuesday, 22 September

9:00 a.m.     Cancelled – Fall Convocation

11:30 a.m.     Convocation Mass – All are welcome

5:15 p.m.     Cancelled – Fall Convocation

Wednesday, 23 September

9:00 a.m.    Cancelled – Fall Convocation

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

5:15 p.m.      Florence & Frank Jefferies and Raymond & Roger Jefferies – The Family

Thursday, 24 September

9:00 a.m.     Melacio Quintana Sr. – Joe & Lolita Quintana

5:15 p.m.     Victoria Abusada & Jorge Menacho & Deceased Family Members – Sergio Menacho & Family

Friday,  25 September

9:00 a.m.     George Teves – Parents

5:15 p.m.      Guiseppe Cecchini – Roland Cecchini

Saturday, 26 September

9:00 a.m.     Martin Cinzar – The Family

5:15 p.m.     Fortunata Alfonso – Linda Alfonso

Sunday, 27 September

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

11:00 a.m.     People of the Parish

NEXT WEEK – 26-27 September 2015













26 Sept.

5:15 p.m.


E. Bennett

E. D’Abreo

Deacon Wojcik


M. Wojcik


P. Scott

I. Stewart

A. Wilson

G. Pattenden



27 Sept.

9:00 a.m.


D. Tudin

A. Paquin

Deacon Wojcik


M. Tudin


T. Raine

M. Turkington

R. Audet

F. Cuvelier



27 Sept.

11:00 a.m.


F. Machado

C. Machado

Deacon Wojcik


P. Goudreau


M. Strong

P. Tetro

L. Garrett

J. McLaren



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; June Emmons Church; Frances Dwyer; Joe Verner; Donna Verner; John Light; David Tessier; Charles Virgin; Etelka Takacs; Maureen McCarthy; Edward Courneya.


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, Barbara Mallette.


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., 21 Sept.


*1:00 p.m. – Legion of Mary Curia

* 6:00 p.m. – Carmelites


Tues., 22 Sept.


*9:30 a.m. – Legion of Mary


Wed., 23Sept.


*12:30 p.m. – Afternoon cards

*7:00 p.m. – Choir Practice

*6:00 p.m. – Finance Committee Meeting


Sun., 27 Sept.


* After 9:00 & 11:00 a.m. Masses – Hospitality Sunday




Archbishop Brendan O’Brien wishes to make the following Clergy Announcement:

Rev. Tom MacDonald has requested and been granted a leave of absence for one year, effective 7 September 2015.


Rev. Brian McNally, Dean of the Northern Deanery, is appointed Temporary Administrator of the parish of St. Philip Neri, Toledo, and the mission of St. Denis, Athens. This appointment is in addition to his responsibility as Pastor of the parish of St. John the Baptist, Perth, and will be in effect until a permanent administrator or pastor can be appointed.




THANK YOU Margaret-Anne & Deacon Bob wish to extend grateful thanks for the prayers, support, cards, and Masses offered during the recent hospitalization and passing of Margaret-Anne’s father, Leonard Charboneau. We deeply appreciate the love from our parish community.


PARTNERS IN MISSION FOOD BANK Food Bags will be collected this weekend, 19-20 September. Thank you for your continued support.


CAMPAIGN LIFE COALITION Coins for Life containers will be collected this weekend 19-20 September 2015 at all Masses. Your spare change will help to fuel our efforts on behalf of Life. Thank you.


COLLECTION FOR THE NEEDS OF THE CHURCH IN CANADA: WHY IS THERE SUCH A COLLECTION? Every year, the Bishops of Canada make an appeal for financial assistance to support their work and the work of each diocese by means of the Collection for the Needs of the Church in Canada. The annual Collections allows each diocese to meet its financial obligations to the regional episcopal assemblies and to the national episcopal Conference. The Collection for the Needs of the Church in Canada will be held 26-27 September 2015. Through your contribution, you too can collaborate with the Bishops in their ministry to teach, sanctify and govern.


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.


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.


FALL CONCERT On Thursday, 8 October 2015, we will be entertained in the parish hall from 1:00-3:00 p.m., by the local talents of Chris Murphy, Jon McClurg and Brian Flynn, of the newly formed Turpin’s Trail (formally Crooked Wood). 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.




REGIOPOLIS-NOTRE DAME CATHOLIC HIGH SCHOOL – The 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: 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.


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


CREATE A CLIMATE OF CHANGE with Development & Peace! Did you know Pope Francis wrote a letter to the whole Church in June! The Encyclical Laudato Si is a call to all of us to Care for our Common Home. You are invited to join Development & Peace ( on Saturday, 3 October 2015, at Providence Motherhouse, 1200 Princess Street, Kingston, from 9:00 a.m.-noon (light lunch to follow), to learn about the encyclical and how you can help put its message into action. We will focus on how climate change is having the worst impact on the poor and what you can do about it. For more information, contact Susan Kennedy at 613-549-2621 or


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.


IS GOD CALLING YOU TO BECOME A DEACON? The Archdiocese of Kingston is seeking men with a “Deacon’s Heart.” If you feel called to serve God and the Church by following in the footsteps of Christ the servant, please consider attending the next Diaconal Vocation Inquiry Day scheduled to be held at the Diocesan Centre, 390 Palace Road, Kingston, on Saturday, 17 October 2015, beginning at 9:00 a.m.

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