Mike Britton’s Reflection and a Parish Update for the 15th Sunday of Ordinary Time

This weekend’s reflection is offered by Mike Britton, in which he shares: “You and I are a work in progress. And the work is done not just by ourselves in this life, but by grace from God. That grace comes in many ways and one of the greatest opportunities for it is in each other. What else is the good we do, after all, than God’s actions through us?”

You can listen to the reflection in person at our weekend liturgies or watch the video recording below.

Parish History with Barb Morneau & Terry Byrne

Barb Morneau shares memories of her time at St. Joseph’s Parish during the 1930s, 1940s and 1950s in the most recent episode of our video series on Parish history.

Liturgical Resources

Parish Update

Mass attendance: Pre-registration no longer required for parishioners

Registered parishioners of St. Joseph’s Parish are no longer required to pre-register online to attend weekend Masses. Please do make sure to share any changes to your contact information with us. If you are visiting our parish for the first time or are not a registered parishioner, we are happy to welcome you at our Masses, but please provide the Parish Office with your name, email and phone number for contact tracing purposes. Email: frontdesk@st-josephs.ca. Tel.: 613-233-4095, ext. 223

The maximum capacity at each Mass is 75 people.

Change in Weekday Mass Schedule

Noon Mass on Friday, July 23, 2021 is cancelled due to a wedding service that afternoon.

Thank you to the Canyon Foundation!

The Canyon Foundation,  through the Community Foundation of Ottawa, has provided $30,000 in funding to the St. Joe’s Supper Table, to be used for general operations — including food, supplies and staffing. The Canyon Foundation has provided this annual grant for a number of years and we are grateful for their faithful and very generous support of this Parish programme.

Breakfast & Snack  Boxes

The Ottawa Network for Education is providing our Parish with 40 breakfast and snack boxes on Monday, July 12, 2021. These are available free of charge to families with school-age children. If you would like a box for your family, please contact the front office: frontdesk@st-josephs.ca or call: 613-233-4095, ext. 251.

A Message from the St. Joe’s Refugee Committee

As a follow-up to the special collection on June 20th World  Refugee Day, the Refugee Outreach Committee extends heartfelt appreciation to the parishioners of St Joe’s parish for $4,370 in generous contributions. We are most grateful that the Parish Pastoral Council designated this collection for the work of our ministry. We value the support extended to us by all involved in the administration of St Joe’s, particularly the ongoing assistance given to us by Executive Director Christopher Adam.

As we plan for our activities in the year ahead, we are thankful that Angela Murphy who is completing her service as Co-Chair will remain active as a member. The Leadership Team is seeking a volunteer to serve as Co-Chair with Margie Cain and others to be mentored by Treasurer John Weir and Secretary Jane Armstrong as we ensure succession of Leadership responsibilities. Please email ROC Parish Contact Dona Bowers (dona-bob@rogers.com) to express interest in volunteering with ROC or to inquire further regarding our work.

Sunday Offerings for July 4, 2021 : $4,170

Thank you for your generosity. We are grateful for your support during the pandemic, especially as our expenses continue. If you would like to continue giving in this period, but have not yet returned to in-person Mass, you can mail in your offering envelopes/cheques to the parish front office, donate through Canada Helps or call us at 613-233-4095, ext. 251 to donate through credit card.

Vocation Reflection: “Surely You Have Made Other Plans!”
By Jarek Pachocki OMI – Vocation Director

“Now it’s our time! God calls each one of us to a personal relationship with him and to missionary discipleship. Some of us might be called as a spouse, parent or single person. Some might be called as a religious brother or sister, or to the priesthood. Some of us might be called to a specific ministry within the Church or society. It’s up to us now to live as witnesses to the Gospel. Surely God hasn’t made other plans, because he is counting on YOU.” Read the reflection here (published on Friday July 9):

One thought on “Mike Britton’s Reflection and a Parish Update for the 15th Sunday of Ordinary Time”

  1. I don’t think it is right to cancel mass for a wedding. The wedding could be later in the day.

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