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23rd Sunday in Ordinary Time

6 September 2015


“It was those who are poor according to the world that God chose.”




When Jesus cures a man who is deaf and has a speech impediment, he not only heals him physically but also deepens his faith. May our faith be deepened as we hear God’s word today.


Todays Readings


First Reading: Isaiah 35:4-7


Isaiah rejoices in the hope of Israel’s return from exile. Among the first to enjoy the blessings of restoration will be those who are deaf or dumb, blind or lame.


Second Reading: James 2:1-5


James points out the contradiction of believing in Christ yet treating those who are poor as inferior.


Gospel: Mark 7:31-37


The miracle reflects the First Reading and is a sign that Jesus fulfils the Old Testament prophecies about the coming of the Messiah.



Monday, 7 September

9:00 a.m. John Besselink – Finlay Family

5:15 p.m. Michael Leo Jewitt & Deceased Members of the Jewitt Family – The Estate

Tuesday, 8 September

9:00 a.m. Jerome McHenry – Eileen McHenry & Family

5:15 p.m. Intentions of Al & Irene Freundorfer (30th Wedding Anniversary)

Wednesday, 9 September

9:00 a.m.        Dorle Kromer – Peter & Sandra Skebo

10:30 a.m.        Extendicare – Sheila Fanjoy – Shirley Kelliher

5:15 p.m. Madeline Cupido – David Cupido

Thursday, 10 September

9:00 a.m. Ismael Dela Fuente – Joe & Lolita Quintana

5:15 p.m.         Luisa Praticante – Maria & Max

Friday,  11 September

9:00 a.m. Intentions of Shannon Brean – Beverley Earle & Tim McCue

5:15 p.m. Anthony & Mary Jane Finn & Deceased Family Members – Frank & Helen Dillon

Saturday, 12 September

9:00 a.m.         Intentions for the Marriage of Chadwick Edward Locke to Jessica Lee Anne Eves (12September2015)

5:15 p.m.         Donald Cousineau – Rosemarie McUen

Sunday, 13 September

9:00 a.m.  Daniel Peter Keeler – Carol Keeler

11:00 a.m.        People of the Parish


NEXT WEEK – 12-13 September 2015













12 Sept.

5:15 p.m.


K. Bickerstaffe

G. Pattenden

Deacon Wojcik


L. Bickerstaffe


P. Scott

I. Stewart

A. Wilson

F. Carter



13 Sept.

9:00 a.m.


G. Goncalves

M. McLaughlin


M. Cervenko

B. Earle


R. Audet

F. Cuvelier

D. Dennee

R. Emmons



13 Sept.

11:00 a.m.


N. Balla

Sr. D. Fournier


J. Bennett

S. Fragoso


M. Strong

L. Garrett

J. McLaren

I. Stewart




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; Paul Kozak; Jack Pattenden; Ashley Padvaiskas; June Emmons Church.; Frances Dwyer; Joe Verner; Donna Verner; John Light; David Tessier; Charles Virgin; Etelka Takacs; Maureen McCarthy.


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.





Mon., 7 Sept.


* 7:00 p.m. – Catholic Women’s League Executive Meeting


Tues., 8 Sept.


* 9:30 a.m. – Legion of Mary

* 11:30 a.m. – Deaf Ministry

* 7:00 p.m. – Baptism Preparation


Wed., 9 Sept.


* 12:30 p.m. – Afternoon cards & Scrabble

* 7:00 p.m. – Choir


Sat., 12 Sept.


* After 5:15 p.m. Mass – Knights of Columbus Steak BBQ





VOLUNTEER/INFORMATION SHEET You will find inserted in your bulletin, and available at each of the entrances, a Volunteer/Information Sheet which you are invited to review and complete. The active involvement of many parishioners will help St. Joseph’s remain a thriving community of faith. I encourage everyone to consider participating in the life of the Parish by indicating your willingness to become involved. Thank you. Fr. Joe


AFTERNOON CARDS/SCRABBLE will resume this Wednesday, 9 September 2015, at 12:30 p.m. If you are interested in putting a table together to play cards or Scrabble (Scrabble games available at parish hall), call Cathy at 613-542-7827.


KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS STEAK BBQ The Knights of Columbus 11670 will be hosting their annual Steak BBQ on Saturday, 12 September 2015, after the 5:15 p.m. Mass. We thank you for your support in the past and look forward to seeing you again. Tickets are Adults: $15.00; Children 6-10: $3. Tickets will be on sale this weekend, 5-6 September, and at the door on 12 September.


BUILDING FUND The monthly collection of the Building Fund will take place next weekend, 12-13 September 2015. Your support continues to make a difference. Thank you.


CATHOLIC WOMENS LEAGUE will hold their General Meeting on Monday, 14 September 2015, at 7:00 p.m., in the parish hall. The speaker will be Shirley Roberts discussing “The Essential Preparations For Our Golden Years.” She will also be selling her book, “Doris Inc.,” at a cost of $20.00.


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.




SYMBOLON PART II You are invited to join our journey into Symbolon: The Catholic Faith Explained, with PartII: Living the Faith. Perhaps Catholicism is new to you or you want a fresh look at our beliefs. This 10-week session will continue to open up the “big picture.” Starting Tuesday, 8 September 2015, at 6:45 p.m., at St. Paul the Apostle Church, 1111 Taylor Kidd Boulevard, in the main hall. For information, email or call 613-389-2174.


AN INVITATION You are invited to join in the celebration of the Blessing of the New Addition (Narthex & Portico) to Holy Cross Church, Kempville, on Thursday, 10 September 2015, at 7:00 p.m. We welcome Archbishop O’Brien for this Blessing and Mass of the “Exaltation of the Holy Cross.” A reception will follow in the parish hall. An Open House will also occur on Sunday, 13 September 2015, from 2:00-4:00 p.m.


COOKING WITH THE SAINTS COOKBOOK As a fundraiser for the upcoming World Youth Day 2016 in Krakow, Poland, the pilgrims from the Archdiocese of Kingston have compiled a cookbook. We are very grateful to the parishioners across the Archdiocese who contributed recipes. In addition to many amazing recipes, there are bios and interesting facts of patron saints of cooking and of countries where recipes originated. There are also Polish saints included, with indications of how they have connections with our upcoming pilgrimage. We thank you in advance for your support of this faith experience and ask for your continued prayers. The cookbooks are available through the youth office for $25.00 each. Please contact Nadia at 613-484-2446 or email for your copy.


BEREAVED FAMILIES OF ONTARIO will host the following at Tompkins Funeral Home Township Chapel: Mothers’ Night on 8 September, at 6:30 p.m.; Spousal/Partner Night on 10 September, at 6:30 p.m.; Family Night on 15 September, at 6:30 p.m.; Baby Loss Night on 16 September, at 6:30 p.m.; 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.


SIXTH ANNUAL WOMEN’S FALL RETREAT will be held 18-20 September 2015 at the beautiful Glen House Resort near Gananoque. The registration fee of $325 (double occupancy) includes 5 gourmet meals, 2 nights accommodation and access to the resort facilities. Come renew your faith and your spirit as you respond to the Lord’s invitation to come apart and rest awhile. For information and registration contact Margie Ann McKinnon at or at 613-548-4461 or Annette Larmour at 613-258-7885.


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 or 613-548-4461.


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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