128 Edgemont St S, Hamilton, ON - T: (905) 544-2100

Sunday April 21, 2019

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EASTER SUNDAY

Refrain for the Responsorial Psalm:
“This is the day the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad.”

MASS SCHEDULE

Tuesday April 23
7:00 p.m.  Sacrament of Confirmation

Wednesday April 24
7:00 p.m. Stations of The Cross
7:00 p.m. Mass
+Sister Claudia Marion Rossignoli – Tony and Marylou Lawlor

Thursday April 25
9:30 a.m. School Mass

Saturday April 27
10:00 a.m. First Holy Communion
5:15 p.m. Mass
Intentions of Mary Gibbons – Pat and Miriam Lockhart
+Rosina Sicilia and Family – Lina Orrico

Sunday, April 28
9:30 a.m.  Mass – For Our Parishioners

Sanctuary Lamp burns in memory of Janice Tluczek – Nicholas Tamberelli

SACRAMENTAL LIFE OF THE COMMUNITY
Baptisms will take place on the second Sunday of each month at the 9:30 a.m. Mass. Please contact the office at least one month in advance.

OUR MASS HOURS
Saturday, Evening Mass: 5:15 p.m.
Sunday Mass: 9:30 a.m.
Wednesday evening Mass: 7:00 p.m.
Thursday morning Mass: 8:30 a.m.
(Weekday Masses are held in the chapel. Please enter through Edgemont St. doors.)
Reconciliation: Saturdays from 4:30 -5:00 p.m.

MASS INTENTIONS
If you would like a Mass celebrated for a special intention or in memory of a deceased loved one, please contact the office. The cost is $10.

SANCTUARY LAMP
If you would like to have the Sanctuary Lamp burn in memory of a deceased loved one, or for a special intention, please contact the office. The cost is $10, and the Lamp will burn for the entire week.

VOTIVE CANDLES
Located at the King St. entrance. Candles can be lit in memory of a loved one or for a special intention. The suggested payment is $2.

PRAYER NETWORK
Parishioners who have prayer intentions are invited to contact either the Parish Office or Ginette Howatt (prayer network co-ordinator) at 905-549-4808 or 905-746-9976.

CHILDREN’S LITURGY – SPREAD THE WORD
The Children’s Liturgy takes place every week during the 9:30 a.m. Mass. Invite friends and family to Mass.  All children welcome. Please encourage your children to participate.

COOKIES, COFFEE AND CONVERSATION
will be held the first Sunday of each month, after the 9:30 a.m. Mass.

CWL
Next meeting will be Tuesday, April 23 at 1:00 p.m. in the Church Hall.  All ladies are welcome.

Confirmation on April 23 at 7:00 p.m.
Holy Communion on April 27 at 10:00 a.m.

FROM THE PASTOR’S DESK

Dear friends, Happy Easter!

Easter is always a time of Joy, Hope and New Life in Christ Jesus. The Resurrection of Jesus fills our hearts with much joy; it gives us hope for a better and brighter future, and finally we are assured of new life in Christ.

As we celebrate Easter it would be great if we become instruments of God’s joy in our parish and wherever we find ourselves. With Christ let us look forward with hope for our parish, our lives and our families, trusting in a better, brighter future. Finally let us ask the Lord through prayer, dedication and hard work to re-awaken our faith, to give new life to our church, our lives and those of our families and friends. 

May the love of Christ abound in our hearts. Happy Easter!

Your servant in Christ: Fr. Andrew.            

ST. VINCENT DE PAUL EASTER SUPPER
A very special thank you to everyone who worked so hard to make this a great success.  To all who participated in the beautiful meal and to all who donated.

SPRING IS HERE!
The Annual Plant & Yard Sale will be May 10 and 11. We are looking for lightly used items for yard sale. Please call the Rectory or John van der Zalm at 905-920-2117.

Most Reverend Anthony Tonnos, Bishop Emeritus of Hamilton, will celebrate the Spring Memorial Mass at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery, Burlington on Saturday, April 27th, at 11:00 a.m.
For more information, please call 905-522-7727, or visit www.thecatholiccemeteries.ca.
All are welcome.

THE FEAST OF DIVINE MERCY
St. Catherine of Siena Parish will celebrate on April 28, at 2:00 p.m. Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament/Confession/Divine Mercy Chaplet and Rosary/4:00 p.m. Holy Mass. Main Celebrant Fr. Mark Gatto and Concelebrant Fr. Ross Campbell. Everyone is welcome to attend.

THE SOCIETY OF ST. VINCENT DE PAUL
Is hosting their 14th Annual Dinner/Dance and Silent Auction evening on Friday, May 24th.
It will be held at Michelangelo’s Banquet Centre, 1555 Upper Ottawa Street in Hamilton. Tickets are $50 each and doors open at 6:00 pm.
Tickets include a 5-course dinner, interesting silent auction items and door prizes.
All proceeds will go to support the work of the St. Vincent De Paul Society. For more information or to order tickets please call Jack Springstead at 905-531-9888.   

ST. EUGENE PARISH PASTA DINNER
Knights of Columbus Hall
May 2ND from 3:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Adults are $12.00 and children 5 to 13 are $6.00.
Includes All-you-can-eat pasta, 2 Meatballs, Salad, Dessert, Coffee and Tea. Call the Rectory for Tickets 905-544-2100. Proceeds to the Churches.

PRAYERS FOR VOCATIONS
Parishioners are kindly asked to pray for these Priests on the appointed day.
Monday April 22 – Rev. Andrew Czarny
Tuesday April 23 – Rev. Phillip Cook
Wednesday April 24 – Pallottine Fathers
Thursday April 25 – Rev. Peter Ciallella
Friday April 26 – Rev. Michael Downey
Saturday April 27 – Rev. Martin Vallely

VOCATION VIEW
We’re no longer nobodies. Jesus rose from the dead. He promises to take us to heaven too. Our Ultimate Vocation: Union with God!
If you think God is calling you, contact Fr. Michael King, Diocese of Hamilton, at 905-528-7988 ext. 2246.
E-mail vocations@hamiltondiocese.com

OUR STEWARDSHIP
Sunday Regular Collection:  $2,483.00
Loose:                                      $   169.65
Pre-authorized Offering         $  442.46
Total: $ 3,095.11
Share Lent to Date: $2,899.00

STEWARDSHIP REFLECTIONS
“He went about doing good and healing all those oppressed by the devil, for God was with Him.” Acts 10:38
On this Easter Sunday, open your hearts to receive God’s love, mercy and forgiveness. God is love and we are made in His image and likeness. Let our lives reflect His light to others. Pray for guidance on how to live your life and give thanks for all that He has given you.

COLUMBUS CLUB OF HAMILTON
Managed by:
Father. J. Fergus Duffy Council 1454 Charities
Consider us for your next special occasion event:
* Celebration of Life * Weddings * Meetings *
* Stag & Does * Fund Raisers and more *
We provide:
* Reasonable rates * 2 Banquet rooms * Capacities up to 300 *
* Free overnight parking * Separate entrances and washrooms *
* Kitchen, air conditioned *

A Smart Serve bartender included with rental (restrictions apply).
100% of proceeds go back into our community.

Hall rentals: 222 Queenston Rd.
Full catering services available to suit your needs.
Call us today 905-961-7348

ST. JOHN THE BAPTIST PARISH
Pastor: Reverend Fr. Andrew Quarshie
Secretaries: Rina Sheehan and Lisa White
Mailing Address: 128 Edgemont St. South, Hamilton ON L8K 2H8
E-mail:stjohnhamilton@hamiltondiocese.com
Face book: St. John the Baptist Roman Catholic Parish
www.stjohnthebaptisthamilton.ca
Phone: 905-544-2100
Office hours: Tuesday to Friday, 9 am-12 pm and 1-4 pm

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