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26th Sunday in Ordinary Time

27 September 2015


“And if your hand should cause you to sin…”




Good and evil, heaven and hell, are real enough. Our world is a battleground of these forces. The Lord calls us to be united with all who are on the side of goodness.


Todays Readings


First Reading: Numbers 11:25-29


The Lord is generous in bestowing his Spirit.


Second Reading: James 5:1-6


The wealthy who behave unjustly will pay for their callous attitude.


Gospel: Mark 9:38-43, 45, 47-48


Jesus warns us of the destructive power of sin.




Monday, 28 September

9:00 a.m. Margaret Hay – Barrie & Betty Gunhouse

5:15 p.m. Mass of Thanksgiving – Rowena & Michael Strong

Tuesday, 29 September

9:00 a.m. McCambridge & Mulrooney Families – Kevin & Dorothy Mulrooney

5:15 p.m. Terry Graham – Kevin & Jane Kelly

Wednesday, 30 September

9:00 a.m.        Forgotten Souls in Purgatory – Chris Jones & Family

10:30 a.m.        Extendicare – Elisio Ponte & Extended Family Members – Lidia Ponte

5:15 p.m. James Tobin – Michelle Johnson & Family

Thursday, 1 October

9:00 a.m. Fr. Mario Anfosso – Matilda

5:15 p.m.         Grazia Gencarelli – Friends

Friday,  2 October

9:00 a.m. Deceased Members of the Powers Family – Frank & Lorraine

10:00 a.m.        Kingsdale Château – Sr. Mary Walsh – Doyle Family

5:15 p.m. Barrie Gunhouse – Dwight & Grace Neddow

Saturday, 3 October

9:00 a.m.         Mass of Thanksgiving – Yeshi Redda

5:15 p.m.         Theresinha Medeiros – Antonio Medeiros

Sunday, 4 October

9:00 a.m.  Kathleen, Ed & Hugh Edgar – Sandra Jackson

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; Maria Serena Di Mario.


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, Sr. Mary Farrell CND; Natalio San Pedro.


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.





Sun., 27 Sept.


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


Mon., 28 Sept.


*1:00 p.m. – Legion of Mary Curia (rescheduled from 21 September)

* 7:00 p.m. – Parent Information Meeting for Confirmation


Tues., 29 Sept.


*9:30 a.m. – Legion of Mary


Wed., 23Sept.


*12:30 p.m. – Afternoon cards

*7:00 p.m. – Choir Practice





ALTAR SERVER SCHEDULES are ready for pick-up in the sacristy.


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 this weekend, 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 This is Hospitality Sunday here at St. Joseph. Please join-in for refreshments and fellowship after the 9:00 and 11:00 a.m. Masses. .


FIRST FRIDAY DEVOTION On Friday, 2 October 2015, adoration of the Blessed Sacrament will commence following the 9:00 a.m. Mass and continue until 5:00 p.m. You are encouraged to spend an hour with the Lord.


CATHOLIC WOMENS LEAGUE GENERAL MEETING will take place on Monday, 5 October 2015, at 7:00 p.m., in the parish hall. Speaker, Ben Gooch, Manager Affirmative Business Operation of VOVEC (Voices, Opportunities & Choices Employment Club); a non-profit corporation providing employment for consumers of mental health services.


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.


CALLING ALL YOUTH AGES 13-18! Join members of St. Joseph’s Youth Group at the annual “Shine Like the Son” Youth Conference, on Saturday, 17 October 2015, at Holy Cross Secondary School. There will be music, discussion and a chance to connect with young people from across the Archdiocese about matters of our faith and our church. Entrance fee of $15.00 will be paid by St. Joseph’s Parish, and includes a great lunch, snacks and a free t-shirt! Don’t miss this opportunity to make friends and celebrate what makes our faith great! For more information, or to register as a member of St. Joseph’s youth delegation, contact Alison Bogle at, or phone 613-536-5771.


  1. JOSEPHS YOUTH GROUP Attention all youth in grades 5-8 and beyond! Do you want to be part of something big? Do you want to meet new friends or stay in touch with old ones, who share your faith? The St. Joseph’s Youth Group is ready to welcome all returning and new members to our first General Meeting on Tuesday, 20 October 2015, in the parish hall for a Meet & Greet and social time. Anyone who would like to join our monthly meetings and annual Lenten presentation, is asked to sign up on the form found at the back of the church, or to contact Alison Bogle at, or call Angela Lorbetski at 613-547-8116, or Tulip Fernandes at 613-542-4164, for further information. Most meetings will take place on Tuesday evenings from 6:30-8:30 p.m. in the parish hall. A detailed list of dates and events will be handed out on 20 October. See you there!




BILLINGS LIFE CLINIC The Billings Ovulation Method is empowering, non-invasive, economical, device-and drug-free, 100% environmentally friendly and simple to use. The next clinic is Monday, 28 September 2015, at St. Paul the Apostle Church, from 7:00-8:00 p.m. For information, call 613-544-8495 or email


CREATE A CLIMATE OF CHANGE with Development & Peace! Pope Francis’ 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 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.


LIFE CHAIN will take place on Sunday, 4 October 2015, 2:00-3:00 p.m. We will gather at the Newlands Pavilion, next to Murney Tower on King Street, at 1:45 p.m. After opening prayers, we will walk to KGH for a prayerful, silent event. For more information, call Campaign Life Coalition at 613-389-4472 or 613-382-1084.


EXPLORING THE FEMININE GENIUS: WOMEN AS APOSTLES IN THE MODERN WORLD St. John the Apostle CWL invites you to attend this talk by well-known Kingston-based presenter and entrepreneur, Irene Freundorfer. Come and be inspired on Monday, 5 October 2015, at 7:00 p.m., in the parish hall, 88 Patrick Street (access to the hall is through the side door in the parking lot area behind the church). See you there, and be sure to take a moment to check out Irene’s web site:

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