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Twenty-Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time

29 September 2019


They will not be convinced even if someone should rise from the dead.




Today’s readings are not for the faint-hearted; they tell us that faith is of little value unless it is reflected in the way we live our lives.


Todays Readings


First Reading: Amos 6:1, 4-7


Amos condemns the people of Samaria who lounge comfortably on their couches while the nation is facing moral disaster.


Second Reading: 1 Timothy 6:11-16


Timothy is urged to live a Christian life of faith, love and patience, that he may be ready for the coming of Christ.


Gospel: Luke 16:19-31


The ancient parable of the rich man who ignored his poverty-stricken neighbour speaks powerfully to the modern world.




Monday, 30 September

9:00 a.m.  Filomina Valdepena – Samahang Filipino-Canadian Ng Kingston

5:15 p.m.  Judi Garrah – Claire Kelly

Tuesday, 1 October

9:00 a.m.    Helen Joyce & Patrick Desmarteau – Jeanette Jardine

5:15 p.m.  Eileen McHenry – Lois McKeown

Wednesday, 2 October

9:00 a.m.    Jose Quintana – Marietta & Amado Marcial

10:30 a.m. Extendicare – Zita Fisher – Amy Stone

5:15 p.m.  Patrick & Mary Dillon & Deceased Family Members – Helen & Frank Dillon

Thursday, 3 October

 9:00 a.m. Morley Bennett – Bennett Family

5:15 p.m.  Judy Willcox – Paul & Mary Dowling

Friday,  4 October

9:00 a.m.  Evelyn Nonato – Roger & Lorna Castro

10:00 a.m. Kingsdale Château – Joan Amoseo – Joyce O’Connor

5:15  p.m.   Herminio Medieros – Fernanda Machado

Saturday, 5 October

9:00 a.m.  Eileen McHenry – Dorothy Mulrooney

5:15 p.m. Herminio & Teresinha Medeiros – Victor Medeiro

Sunday, 6 October

9:00 a.m.  Felice Giacomello – The Family

11:00 a.m.    People of the Parish


NEXT WEEK 5-6 October 2019






Eucharistic Ministers





5 Oct.

5:15 p.m.


B. Greigson

C. Jones

Deacon Wojcik


P. Rosales


F. Carter

A. Kelly

R. Lachance

D. Mazzolin



6 Oct.

9:00 a.m.


D. Tudin

M. Tudin

Deacon Wojcik


Sr. Kalchbrenner


T. Raine

M. Turkington

R. Audet

F. Cuvelier



6 Oct.

11:00 a.m.


F. Levesque

M-A. Wojcik

Deacon Wojcik


R. Kwak


L. Garrett

P. Greenwood

B. Krasna

I. Stewart






5 Oct.

5:15 p.m.



6 Oct.

9:00 a.m.



6 Oct.

11:00 a.m.





M. Drumm

A. Lett


B. Evaristo

E. Foley

A. McCaugherty

A. Watt


M. Doctolero

M. Tylor

E. Samson


Junior Liturgy





E. Hayes

K. Turkington


A. Lorbetskie

A. Weltman


Please remember in your prayers the following: Joe Saccon; James Parsons; Jane Meeks; Marie McNeill; Judy Dowling; Millie Lane; John Dowling; Desmond Dowling; Marcus Hacault; Steve Bruce; Laure Unger; Joe Fonseca; Tom Loughheed; Lise Loughheed; Annie Mastorakos; Marc M;  Rob Hurst; Trudy Potvin; Teresa Khidir; Angeli Asenci; Kathleen Forsyth; Diane Lavery.


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.


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.




THANK YOU Deacon Bob & Margaret-Anne would like to thank our St. Joseph’s family for their prayers, hugs, food, flowers, and Mass Intentions, on the passing of Margaret-Anne’s sister, Barbara-Lynn Charboneau.


FOR HEAVENS SAKE, VOTE! “Your guide to Catholic Social Teaching and the Federal Election” will be handed out “FREE” at all Masses on 5-6 October 2019.  You are asked to take one home and prayerfully read it as you prepare to vote.  Your VOTE matters since it helps direct the government to a greater justice for all.  Learn about what the Catholic Church teaches on the seven key topics.  Compliments of the Knights of Columbus, St. Joseph’s Council #11670.


COLLECTION FOR THE NEEDS OF THE CHURCH IN CANADA  The annual Collection, which will be held this weekend, 28-29 September 2019, allows each diocese to meet its financial obligations to the regional episcopal assemblies and to the national episcopal Conference. Through your contribution, you too can collaborate with the Bishops in their ministry to teach, sanctify and govern.


FIRST FRIDAY DEVOTION On Friday 4 October 2019, 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.


HOSPITALITY SUNDAY The next Hospitality Sunday will take place this Sunday, 29 September 2019, after the 9:00 & 11:00 a.m. Masses.  Our gracious host will be St. Joseph’s Catholic Women’s League. Please join us for fellowship and refreshments.


CATHOLIC WOMENS LEAGUE are hosting our parish Hospitality  Sunday on 29 September, after the 9:00 & 11:00 a.m. Masses.  Members are encouraged to bring offerings of food (veggies, fruit, sandwiches, sweets, etc.) before Mass.  If possible, please stay to help or clean up.


CATHOLIC WOMENS LEAGUE Because of Thanksgiving, the General meeting will be held on Monday, 7 October 2019, at 7:00 p.m., in the parish hall.  Guest speaker will be Debra Lefebvre, RN, MPA.  She is the leader of Limestone City Mental Health, and educator, consultant, and strong advocate for psychological safety and overall health & well being for all people.  She is also the recipient of many awards and distinctions.


RITE OF CHRISTIAN INITIATION FOR ADULTS Sessions for anyone wishing to become Catholic will commence on Thursday, 10 October 2019, at 7:00 p.m., in the parish hall.  Please call the parish office at 613-547-5004 for information.


FALL CONCERT On Thursday, 10 October 2019, 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.


SPIRITUAL INQUIRY We all struggle to understand God’s meaning for our lives.  But often we have little opportunity to express our thoughts within a comforting environment. St. Joseph’s Spiritual Inquiry gathering begins on Thursday, 17 October 2019, from 7:00-8:30 p.m. in the sacristy.  The first theme, ‘Happiness, Lies & Holy Moments, promises to be both engaging and highly thought-provoking.  To old-comers and new-comers, all are most welcome.




PROVIDENCE SPIRITUALITY CENTRE RETREATS There are a number of Fall Retreats happening at the centre.  Please call 613-542-8826 for inquiries.


ANNUAL RED MASS On Thursday, 3 October 2019, Archbishop Mulhall will celebrate the Red Mass at St. Mary’s Cathedral, at 7:00 p.m.  This is offered particularly for those in the legal profession and is generally celebrated close to the opening of the courts, which commences the judicial year.  All are welcome.  A wine and cheese reception will follow at St. Mary’s Parish Centre.  For information, contact Christina at or 613-545-9896, or Fr. Shawn at


CELEBRATING THE DEATH INTO NEW LIFE OF ST. FRANCIS OF ASSISI on Thursday, 3 October 2019, at 7:00 p.m., at St. John the Apostle Church.  Join the Secular Franciscan Fraternity and the Franciscan Friars of Kingston for this celebration.  All are welcome.  Refreshments and community building in the hall following the service.


  1. ANTHONY OF PADUAS ANNUAL PARISH BAZAAR will be held on Saturday, 5 October 2019, from 9:30 a.m.-noon at Newburgh Hall, 2 Factory Street, Newburgh. Home baking, crafts, fish pond, silent auction and much much more. Admission is $5.00.


BLESSING OF ANIMALS will take place on Sunday, 6 October 2019, at 2:00 p.m., at Holy Family Church, Weller Avenue.  Continuing the tradition of celebrating the feast day of St. Francis.  All are invited to bring their pets.  Please have dogs on a leash.


PARISH MUSIC MINISTERS are invited to attend a Day of Reflection, on Saturday, 5 October 2019, from 9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m., at St. Paul the Apostle Church, 1111 Taylor Kidd Blvd. for a  mini-retreat for parish music ministers. Registration is required.  Lunch and refreshments will be provided.  Free-will offering.  Contact Gorett at 613-548-4461 or at


INTRODUCTION TO PRISON MINISTRY Over the course of six weekly, 2-hour sessions, Wednesday evenings from 6:30-8:30 p.m., 16 October-20 November 2019, participants will be introduced to key aspects, skills and themes surrounding this ministry.  For information, contact Mary-Jo or Gorett, at 613-548-4461, or at  The deadline is 1 October.


WORKSHOP ON PALLIATIVE CARE Sister Nuala Kenny will present this workshop based on her book, “Rediscovering the Art of Dying.”  It is especially designed for those involved in pastoral care ministry, chaplains, health care work and palliative care.  It will take place on Thursday, 17 October 2019, at the Diocesan Centre, 390 Palace Road, from 6:00-9:00 p.m.  Please call Gorett at 613-548-4461 x 112 to register by 4 October 2019.

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