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

Sunday April 28, 2019

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SECOND SUNDAY OF EASTER
DIVINE MERCY

Refrain for the Responsorial Psalm:
“Give thanks to the Lord for He is good; His stead-fast love endures forever.”

MASS SCHEDULE

Wednesday May 1
7:00 p.m. Mass – May Crowning
+Sister Claudia Marion Rossignoli – Mary Gibbons and family

Thursday May 2
8:30 a.m. Mass
+Ugo Padoin – Rita and family

Saturday May 4
5:15 p.m.  Mass
+Nunziata and Gaetano Cavallaro – Lina Orrico
+Georgette Beaudin – Lou Beaudin
+Deceased members of the Beaudin Family – Lou Beaudin
+Eddy Pecho – Gerry and family

Sunday May 5
9:30 a.m.  Mass for our Parishioners

Sanctuary Lamp burns in memory of the deceased members of the Padoin Families – Rita

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
The Children’s Liturgy takes place every week at the 9:30 a.m. Mass. All children are welcome. Invite your friends and family to Mass.
Please encourage your children to participate.

COOKIES, COFFEE AND CONVERSATION
Will be held the 1ST Sunday of the month, after the 9:30 a.m. Mass, in the Parish hall.

FROM THE PASTOR’S DESK

Dear friends,

Divine Mercy Sunday: This Sunday is Divine Mercy Sunday. It celebrates God’s special steadfast love for us. Through Saint Faustina Kowalska we have received a devotion to God’s Divine Mercy expressed in the person of Jesus Christ our saviour. This devotion brings lots of graces and blessings to those who pray it. May we come to experience God’s unfailing love each day. May His love inspire us to love Him back and to love one another.
“The LORD is gracious and merciful, slow to anger and abounding in steadfast love.”

Capital Campaign: In view of building stronger and vibrant parishes, the whole diocese is embarking on a capital campaign to raise funds in support of our parishes and pastoral ministry in the diocese of Hamilton. We would be kindly asked to give a little extra that we used to if we can, or ask others who can help to support us. The target would be our general receipt for the year end (about 200,000). 75% of what we raise would stay in our parish to be used to revitalise our parish. Our parish would identify what our needs are and the funds would be put to that use. Moreover, the rest of the 25% would go into supporting Hospital Ministry, Prison Ministry, supporting immigrants, supporting less endowed parishes etc. Our Parish (St. Eugene and St. Johns are in the first wave after those parishes who participated in the pilot wave There would be a lot of engagement on this campaign starting this June. We shall need people to be part of a Capital Campaign Team, to help us make decisions, plan and raise funds. If you are interested please sign up at the door of the church or call the parish office 905-544-2100.

Thank you: Thanks to all who made our Easter celebrations wonderful and grace-filled. Thanks for your generous donations too. God replenish you abundantly.

Yours in Christ: Fr. Andrew.            

SPRING IS HERE!
The Annual Plant & Yard Sale will be May 10 & 11. If you have any lightly used items, please donate for our sale. If you have perennial plants to donate, we have empty pots and soil if you need.
Please call the Rectory or John van der Zalm at 905-920-2117.

THE FEAST OF DIVINE MERCY TODAY
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.   

PASTA DINNER
Thursday May 2, 3 :00 to 8:00 p.m.
Knights of Columbus Hall (222 Queenston Rd.)
Adult cost is $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.

CWL MEMBERS
Please pick up your 2019 membership card at the King St. entrance.

HAMILTON RIGHT TO LIFE BABY BOTTLES
From May 12 to June 16. Coming soon.

PRAYERS FOR VOCATIONS
Parishioners are kindly asked to pray for these Priests on the appointed day.
Monday April 29 – Rev. Janusz Roginski
Tuesday April 30 – Rev. Jacek Kryn
Wednesday May 1 – Ursuline Sisters
Thursday May 2 – Rev. Robert Sims
Friday May 3 – Rev. Godwin Pinto
Saturday May 4 – Rev. Msgr. Raymond Modeski

VOCATION VIEW
You’ve got an incredible message to make credible. It is not like selling used cars! It is proclaiming eternal life, forgiveness and Great Love!
Thomas believed because he saw Jesus. What will it take for you to respond to God’s Call to priesthood or consecrated life?
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:  $2,260.00
Loose:                                      $   598.85
Pre-authorized Offering:       $   442.46
Total:                                         $3,301.31  
Good Friday: $1,270.75
Special Easter Collection: $4,019.00

STEWARDSHIP REFLECTIONS
“Jesus said to them again, ‘Peace be with you. As the Father has sent me, so I send you.’” John 20:21
Peace – the first gift of the risen Lord. Just as Jesus sent the apostles out into the world, so too, He sends us. As disciples of Jesus, we are called to be grateful and generous. Look for opportunities to share His peace, not only within our local parish boundaries, but outside of them as well.
In giving, we receive the peace of Jesus Christ.

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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