200 Weller Ave, Kingston Ontario Canada K7K 5B5 holyfamilychurch@cogeco.ca 613-542-8587

Holy Family Parish Kingston Ontario

May the Holy Family of Jesus, Mary & Joseph enlighten, guide & protect us, today & always.

DECEMBER 10, 2017




Saturday Dec 95:15pm+ Sr. Esmera Bastos by Manuel & Eduarda Costa
SundayDec 109:30am+ Maria Ana Ribeiro by Ines Costa
11:00am Mass for the People
Monday Dec 11------ no scheduled liturgy
7:00pmAdvent Vigil for Peace
Tuesday Dec 129:00am+ Victor & Larry Corea by the Family
Dec 139:00am + Intentions of Molly Kirkpatrick, 90th Birthday,
by Betty & John Dowling
Thursday Dec 149:00amHoly Souls in Purgatory by Anibal & Maria Victoria
1-5pmAdoration of the Blessed Sacrament & Benediction
FridayDec 158:30am+ Tricia Anson, 12th Anniversary, by Mom, Dad & Family
SaturdayDec 165:15pm+ Rev. Charles Gazeley by William & Grace Eves
Sunday Dec 179:30amMass for the People
+ Joe Ponte & deceased Ponte & DeSousa Families by Fernanda
1:30pmSacrament of Reconciliation at Holy Family


Liturgical RolesDec 16 & 175:15 p.m.9:30 a.m.11:00 a.m.
Readers:Marie & Armando
Jane Tyers
Jeannette Berry
Renci & Koos
Eucharistic Ministers:Brenda MeltzLee GeorgeSister Helen Russell
Musicians:Elisabeth SantosTom WardElisabeth Santos
Greeters:B. HarrisD. Perry & T. Jodairy




Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament  –  1pm to 5pm Thursday, December 7th  In addition to our personal intentions, may we also pray that in sacramental absolution we may seek and find our peace and joy (Prayers for Priests leaflet)



PRAYERS FOR THOSE WHO ARE ILL:  Please remember in your prayers the following: Dale Ezard,Deacon John Ezard, Molly Kirkpatrick, Doreen Saunders, David Tessier, Steve Black, Barbara Martin, Hilda Dubeau, Roger Castro, Bernadette Murphy, Rick Coupland, Bill Eves, Riny Witjes, Pippa Ovey, Sylvie Dessureault, Diane Adamowicz, Audrey Brady, Lana Brady, Joyce Doucette & Julianna Edwards.


Campaign Life Coalition Christmas Cakes:  new & improved recipe, traditional aged cakes made by the Monks of Val Notre-Dame Abbey, will be sold at Holy Family Parish after all masses this weekend, December 9/10, and next weekend. For a donation of $25.00 to CLC’s pro-life work you will receive a deluxe Christmas cake (1 kg) or for $18.00, a regular size cake (600 gms).


Advent Reconciliation  will be held at Holy Family on Sunday, December 10th at 1:30pm. We are encouraged to take this opportunity to prepare well for Christmas.


You are invited  to An Advent Vigil for Peace: where we will pray for peace in our hearts, homes and world. There will be silence, Scripture, music and prayer. It will be held at Holy Family Church on Monday, December 11th at 7:00 p.m. This is sponsored by the Kingston Archdiocesan Development and Peace Committee.


CHURCH BULLETIN ADVERTISING  Liturgical Publications will be setting up the advertisements for our church bulletin. The advertising will begin in February 2018 and supports the bulletin service. Please support the bulletin and advertise your product or service. Call Liturgical Publications at 1-800-268-2637.


YOUR MONETARY CONTRIBUTIONS TO HELP BUY CHRISTMAS FLOWERS  for Holy Family Church will be gratefully accepted DEC 9/10 and DEC16/17. Contributions may be made in memory of a deceased family member or friend. Please put your contribution in the regular collection in an envelope marked “Christmas Flowers”, including your name, address and/or envelope number and the name of the deceased person(s) you wish to honour. Surplus donations, if any, will support parish upkeep.


Partners in Mission Food Bank –  Holy Family Parish is accepting non-perishable food donations next weekend, Dec 16 & 17 for the Partners in Mission Food Bank. Thank you for your support!


Gift from Father Gazeley’s Estate  Holy Family Parish is the grateful recipient of a bequest in the amount of $26,424.54 from the estate of Father Charles Gazeley, pastor at Holy Family from 1993 to 2007. This gift will be applied to a special project to be identified by the pastor and finance committee in 2018 or 2019. Please remember Father Gazeley in your prayers as we are sure to be remembered in his.


ASSISTANCE TO NEEDY  At this time of year and during the winter months our parish receives requests for financial assistance from poor individuals and families in the area in difficult circumstances. If you would like to help with such needs, please contact Friar Jim or the parish office


On the Feast Holy Innocents  Thursday, December 28, 2017 there will be Mass at St. Mary’s Cathedral at 7:00 p.m. On this particular day of the Christmas Season, when we remember the Holy Innocents – the babies who were killed by Herod seeking the Christ Child – we will gather to pray for our “innocents”, the thousands of victims of abortion. Please join us. For further information contact Campaign Life Coalition at 613-389-4472 or 613-382-1084.


HELP WANTED   The Archdiocese is seeking a full-time receptionist for the offices of the Pastoral Centre in Kingston. Please see the archdiocesan website for details: www.romancatholic.kingston.on.ca.


CHRISTMAS CONCERT  Join us for an afternoon of Christmas music, featuring the local talent of Chris Murphy, Jon McLurg and Brian Flynn, (three members of the band, Turpin’s Trail) in the church on Thursday, 14 December 2017, from 1:00-3:00 p.m., at St. Joseph’s Church, 392 Palace Road, Kingston. Refreshments will be served in the parish hall; a free-will offering would be gratefully appreciated.


“The Birth of Jesus –  A Franciscan Christmas”  will be presented on December 10, 2017 at 6:00 p.m. at the St. John the Evangelical Church on Stone Street, in Gananoque. It is an UNFORGETTABLE EXPERIENCE presented by The Franciscan Players Teen Group of Clayton, N.Y. This is not a Christmas pageant, but attempts to portray the events surrounding the Lord’s birth as realistically as possible, from the birth to the slaughter of the innocent. Recommended for ages 10+. Because of the realistic content, may not be suitable for small children.



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