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Twenty-Third Sunday in Ordinary Time

8 September 2019


None of you can be my disciple unless you gives up all your possessions.




As Christians baptized into Christ’s body, we are all his disciples.  As we gather today to learn again what it means to follow Jesus, let us open our hearts to receive his call to us afresh.


Todays Readings


First Reading: Wisdom 9:13-18


We are called to open our minds to God’s gift of Wisdom if we want to learn the truth of God’s intentions.


Second Reading: Philemon 9-10, 12-17


From prison, Paul seeks to restore Onesimus to Philemon, no longer seen as the world sees him – as a slave – but as a dear brother.


Gospel: Luke 14:25-33


People crowd round to learn from Jesus.  But he cautions them: to be a real disciple of his is costly.




Monday, 9 September

9:00 a.m.  James Kelly – Florence Fitzgerald & Family

5:15 p.m.    Pat Garrett – Anne & Leon Garrett

Tuesday, 10 September

9:00 a.m.  Ismael dela Fuente – Jose & Lolita Quintana

5;15 p.m.  Marilyn MacDermid – Claude & Denise Levesque

Wednesday, 11 September

9:00 a.m.  Jose Quintana – Gloria Correa

10:30 a.m. Extendicare – Mass of Thanksgiving

5:15 p.m.  Pat Garrett – Lois McKeown

Thursday, 12 September

 9:00 a.m. Intentions of Cecilia Kwak – Rosa Kwak

5:15 p.m.  Nunziata De Giacomo – Angelo & Angelina Gencarelli

Friday,  13 September

9:00 a.m.  Wilf & Judy Garrah – The Family

5:15  p.m.  Bruce Binnie

Saturday, 14 September

9:00 a.m.  Jean Renchko (3rd Anniversary) – Christine Rostek

5:15 p.m. June Lafave – Herminio & Liseta Medeiros

Sunday, 15 September

9:00 a.m.  Richard John Gora – The Family

11:00 a.m.  People of the Parish

NEXT WEEK 14-15 September 2019






Eucharistic Ministers





14 Sept.

5:15 p.m.


J. Saunders

P. Scott

Deacon Wojcik


S. McGrath


F. Carter

A. Kelly

R. Lachance

D. Mazzolin



15 Sept.

9:00 a.m.


M. McLaughlan

W. Cunningham


D. Balemba

S. Balemba


S. Eves

T. McCue

D. Neddow

T. Raine



15 Sept.

11:00 a.m.


M. Farrrell

F. Levesque


C. Kavanaugh

R. Kwak


F. Asuncion

J. Ferreira

L. Garrett

P. Greenwood






14 Sept.

5:15 p.m.



15 Sept.

9:00 a.m.



15 Sept.

11:00 a.m.





F. Cao

A. Lett


B. Evaristo

B. Baker


O. Muise


A. Krasna

M. Stabback

R. Canning



Please remember in your prayers the following: Joe Saccon; James Parsons; Jane Meeks; Marie McNeill; Judy Dowling; Ossie Fisher; 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; Irene Smith; Kathleen Forsyth; Barbara Charboneau; Diane Lavery; Mary McGrath.


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.




BUILDING FUND  The monthly collection of the Building Fund will take place this weekend, 7-8 September 2019. We are now saving in order to begin replacement of the parking lot in 2020.  Thank you for your support.


SUNDAY CHOIR First Mass back after the summer break will be next Sunday, 15 September 2019, at 11:00 a.m., and the first choir practice will take place on Wednesday, 18 September 2019, at 7:00 p.m.


PARTNERS IN MISSION FOOD BANK Food Bags will be distributed this weekend, 7-8 September 2019, for return on the weekend of 14-15 September.  Thank you for your continued support.


CATHOLIC WOMENS LEAGUE GENERAL MEETING will take place on Monday, 9 September 2019, at 7:00 p.m., in the parish hall.  There will be entertainment following the meeting.  Come & enjoy.


THE GOSPEL OF MATTHEW The next Liturgical Year, beginning this Advent, will be focussing on the Gospel of Matthew.  With that in mind, there will be a three-session overview of this Gospel, beginning on Thursday, 12 September, at 9:30 a.m. and 7:00 p.m., in St. Joseph’s parish hall.  The other two sessions will take place on Thursday, 26 September and 3 October, at 9:30 a.m. and 7:00 p.m.  Refreshments will be provided, and Deacon Bob and Margaret-Anne will be your hosts.  There is no cost to attend.  Please join us.


MASS AT ST. MARYS CEMETERY St. Joseph’s Parish will celebrate Mass at St. Mary’s Cemetery (718 Division Street, Kingston), on Sunday, 22 September 2019, at 2:00 p.m.  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.


SACRAMENT OF CONFIRMATION will take place here at St. Joseph’s on Sunday, 17 November 2019. 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 23 September 2019. If your child attends St. Thomas More or St. Paul School, you will receive a registration form from the school.  There will be a Parent Information Meeting on Monday, 23 September 2019, at 7:00 p.m., in the parish hall.


HOSPITALITY SUNDAY The next Hospitality Sunday will take place on Sunday, 26 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.


RITE OF CHRISTIAN INITIATION FOR ADULTS Do you know 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.


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.




DUC IN ALTUM 2019-2020 INFO NIGHT Calling all young adults in their 20s & 30s to attend an info night, on Tuesday, 17 September 2019, at 7:00 p.m., at the Diocesan Centre (390 Palace Road), to learn about an opportunity in our Archdiocese: “Duc In Altum” (Latin for “Put Out Into the Deep”).  This experience consists of an opening & closing retreat weekend and six Saturday sessions throughout the year. For information, contact Nadia Gundert at 613-548-4461, or at


SALESIAN SPIRITUALITY Live Today Well!!  A retreat with St. Francis de Sales and St. Jane de Chantal, on Wednesdays, 18 September-9 October, at the Catholic Pastoral Centre, 390 Palace Road, Kingston, from 6:30-8:00 p.m.  Facilitator will be Robert Mundle, MDiv, ThM, STM, RP, CSCP (Consecrated member of the Society of the Sons of St. Francis de Sales).  Cost is $10.00 per participant.  Registration is available on the Archdiocese of Kingston website.


FAITH ON FIRE PRAYER GROUP You are warmly welcomed to join weekly evenings of Praise and Worship, Prayer and Fellowship at St. Paul the Apostle (Room D – side street entrance), on Wednesdays from 7:00-9:00 p.m., beginning Wednesday, 18 September 2019.  For information, contact us at


AN EVENING OF TASTING Our Lady of Lourdes Parish, Kingston, will be hosting its annual fundraising event, on Saturday, 21 September 2019.  This event will feature a variety of wine, scotch and craft beer, along with a variety of tasty appetizers from our parish kitchen.  Tickets are $45.00 per person.  For information, contact Elaine Clark at 613-389-1276, or Marianne Murphy at 613-888-4368.


  1. FRANCIS DE SALES – BLESSED SACRAMENT PARISH PRESENTS The Toronto Welsh Male Voice Choir at St. Francis de Sales Church, 19 Elmsley St. N., Smith Falls, on Saturday, 28 September 2019, at 7:00 p.m. Advance ticket sales only. Tickets available at Rideau River Music, 11 Main St. W., Smiths Falls, 613-283-1410, or contact the parish office at 613-283-0220. Cost is $25.00/person.


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 who work in the justice system are encouraged to attend; as well, everyone is 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

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