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Twenty-Third Sunday in Ordinary Time

9 September 2018


“He took him aside in private, away from the crowd.”




The Lord has invited us here today to speak some message to each of us in word and sacrament.  May we all hear God’s word to us clearly.


Todays Readings


First Reading: Isaiah 35:4-7


The prophet Isaiah says, “Courage, do not be afraid!”  The Lord is coming to save us.


Second Reading: James 2:1-5


James calls us to be careful not to turn ourselves into judges, judging incorrectly between the rich and the poor.


Gospel: Mark 7:31-37


Jesus makes the deaf man hear and speak clearly.  The people are full of admiration and say, “He has done all things well.”



Monday, 10 September

9:00 a.m.    Mr. & Mrs. Reino – Maria Agostino

5:15 p.m.      Ismael dela Fuente – Jose & Lolita Quintana

Tuesday, 11 September

9:00 a.m.     Ron Colquhoun – Brenda Murphy

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

Wednesday, 12 September

9:00 a.m.     Rita Hamilton – Sheila Alarie

10:30 a.m.     Extendicare – Terry Healey – Jean & Lyle Smith

5:15 p.m.   Linda Stone – Shirley Kelliher

Thursday, 13 September

9:00 a.m.   Intentions of Rosa Kwak

5:15 p.m.   Intentions of Audrey Lacey – Colleen Purcell & Michelle Romatowski

Friday,  14 September

9:00 a.m.   Raymond D’Aoust – Sandra & Peter Skebo

5:15  p.m.      Joe Melo – Ines & George

Saturday, 15 September

9:00 a.m.   Michael Kennedy – St. Joseph’s Choir

5:15 p.m.   Walter Nuvoloni – Nuvoloni Family

Sunday, 16 September

9:00 a.m.    Teresinha Medeiros – Antonio Medeiros

11:00 a.m.     People of the Parish

NEXT WEEK 15-16 September 2018






Eucharistic Ministers





15 Sept.

5:15  p.m.



S. McGrath

B. Greigson

Deacon Wojcik


J. Bennett


I. Stewart

A. Kelly

R. Lachance

D. Mazzolin



16 Sept.

9:00 a.m.


D. Tudin

W. Cunningham

Deacon Wojcik


M. Tudin


R. Emmons

S. Eves

T. McCue

D. Neddow



16 Sept.

11:00 a.m.


A. Doctolero

J. Gerretsen

Deacon Wojcik


M. Foley


F. Asuncion

J. Ferreira

L. Garrett

P. Greenwood






15 Sept.

5:15 p.m.



16 Sept.

9:00 a.m.



16 Sept.

11:00 a.m.





K. Gowsell

N. Cordeiro

M. Drumm


I. Watts

C. Udovc

R. Gumboc


C. Davison

A. Doctolero

M. Doctolero


Junior Liturgy





P. Bullock

N. Dennee






Please remember in your prayers the following:  Helen Taillon; Yvonne Vickers; Kathy Veley; Tony Deodato; Ciara Ryckman; Jean Wells; Evangeline Talens; Pauline Medora; Ron Teppett; Sheila Alarie; Millie Lane; Marie McNeil; Lauren Redwood; Judy Dowling; Harriet Hill; Jessica Gaulin; Luigi Nuvoloni; James Parsons; Robert Shaw; Taylor Emond; Steve Bruce; Theresa Nhidir;  Marcus Hacault; Sheila Allard.




You are asked to remember in prayer those recently deceased, especially Mary Ellen Jefferies.


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.




PETITION CONCERNING THE REVIEW OF THE ONTARIO HEALTH & PHYSICAL EDUCATION CURRICULUM You will find at the main entrance of the church this weekend a copy of a petition which you may wish to sign; it encourages a review of the Health & Physical Education Curriculum in Ontario.


The Archbishop has asked that the following statement be included with this announcement:


“The position of the Assembly of Catholic Bishops of Ontario is that publicly funded Catholic schools in our province have provided a family life curriculum consistent with our faith for more than 30 years.  The Fully Alive Program, sponsored and developed with the approval of the Ontario Bishops, provides family life education consistent with our Catholic teachings, appropriate within the context of our Catholic classrooms, and complementary to the efforts of parents to guide their children to full Christian maturity – and will continue to do so.”



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.


BUILDING FUND  The monthly collection of the Building Fund will take place this weekend, 8-9 September 2018.  Your support continues to make a difference.  Thank you.


PARTNERS IN MISSION FOOD BANK Food Bags will be distributed this weekend, 8-9 September 2018, for return on the weekend of 15-16 September.  Thank you for your continued support.


CATHOLIC WOMENS LEAGUE will hold the General Meeting on Monday, 10 September 2018, at 7;00 p.m., in the parish hall.  The speaker will be Marilyn McLean, from The Kingston Street Mission.  Open from October to April, “The Mission” provides a warm place out of the cold, in addition to refreshments, friendship, support, clothing, toiletries and more.  Learn how you can help.


AFTERNOON CARDS will resume Wednesday, 12 September 2018, at 12:30 p.m.  If you are interested in putting a table together to play Bridge or Euchre, call Johanna at 613-389-5265.


MASS AT ST. MARYS CEMETERY St. Joseph’s Parish will celebrate Mass at St. Mary’s Cemetery on Sunday, 16 September 2018, at 2:00 p.m., at 718 Division Street, Kingston.  Archbishop O’Brien will preside and preach.  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.


KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS STEAK BBQ St. Joseph’s Knights of Columbus will be hosting a Steak BBQ on Saturday, 22 September 2018, after the 5:15 p.m. Mass.  Tickets will go on sale the weekends of 8-9 and 15-16 September 2018.  Adults: $15.00; Children (up to 11 years): $4.00 (jumbo hotdog, drink & dessert).  TICKETS WILL NOT BE AVAILABLE THE DAY OF THE BBQ; SO GET YOURS EARLY.


HOSPITALITY SUNDAY The next Hospitality Sunday will take place on Sunday, 30 September 2018, after the 9:00 & 11:00 a.m. Masses.  If you are able to provide snacks, please sign up at the entrances.  Please join us for fellowship and refreshments.


SACRAMENT OF CONFIRMATION will take place here at St. Joseph’s on Sunday, 18 November 2018, 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 24 September 2018. If your child attends St. Thomas More or St. Paul School, you will receive a registration form from the school in September.  There will be a Parent Information Meeting on Monday, 24 September 2018, at 7:00 p.m., in the parish hall.




JOB OPPORTUNITY The Archdiocese is seeking a cheerful, enthusiastic individual for a full‑time Receptionist position. Qualifications include computer proficiency, strong typing skills, excellent written and oral communication skills, general math proficiency, knowledge of Adobe Dreamweaver or similar web design programs, and no fewer than 2 years of office experience. Secondary school diploma is essential; post‑secondary education in business is preferred. We offer a competitive salary with benefits, including a pension plan. Knowledge of the Catholic faith and teachings is an asset.  Resumés will be accepted by mail, e‑mail or fax until 4:00 p.m. on Friday, 14 September  2018, and should be directed to the attention of Kenneth Hall, Financial Administrator Archdiocese of Kingston, 390 Palace Road, Kingston, ON K7L 4T3, by email at or by fax at 613‑548‑4744. We thank all who may apply, but only those selected for an interview will be contacted.


FORGIVEN is a 5-week series on the transforming power of confession.  The Sacrament of Reconciliation isn’t a rule, a formality, or an old-fashioned ritual – it is an intimate experience of God’s mercy.  We will explore the grace and healing offered in confession and show how this sacrament of mercy reveals the depth and bounty of God’s love.  There is no fee, but we ask that you register as soon as possible at  Sessions begin Monday, 10 September 2018, at 6:45 p.m., in the main hall at St. Paul the Apostle, 1111 Taylor Kidd Boulevard.  Everyone welcome.  For information, contact Lyne at 613-389-2174, or

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