Sunday April 7, 2019
5th SUNDAY IN LENT
Refrain for the Responsorial Psalm:
“The Lord has done great things for us; we are filled with joy.”
Wednesday April 10
7:00 p.m. Stations of the Cross
7:30 p.m. Mass
+Don Albert Lee – Rita Padoin
Thursday, April 11
8:30a. m. Mass
+Ugo Padoin – Rita and family
Saturday, April 13
5:15 p.m. Mass
+Alex Keating – Mom and Dad and family
+Teresa and Rosario Orrico – Lina Orrico
+Carl Matysik – Stephen Matysik
Sunday, April 14
9:30 a.m. Mass – For our Parishioners
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 is every week at 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 on the first Sunday of the month after the 9:30 a.m. Mass.
During Lent there will be Stations of the Cross on Wednesday evenings at 7:00 p.m.
Wednesday Mass has been changed to 7:00 p.m. to allow workers to share in a weekday Mass.
There will be Eucharistic Adoration on the First Wednesday of every month after the Mass, beginning after Easter.
EASTER DINNER REMINDER
We welcome everyone with open arms to our First Annual “Easter Supper”, free of charge, which will be held on Saturday, April 13th from 6:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. in the St. John the Baptist Hall. This event is sponsored by the St. Vincent De Paul Society. Please RSVP to the Church at 905-544-2100.
FROM THE PASTOR’S DESK
Dear Friends: Grace, mercy and peace of the season be with you!
Parish Lenten Retreat and Confessions: I humbly invite you to our Lenten Parish Retreat 2019. Theme: “A Time To Deepen Our Love For Christ and Draw Closer To God Through the PASSION”. The talk would be on Thursday 11th of April at 7:00pm at St. Eugene Church. The next day Friday 12th April we shall have Stations of the Cross followed by Penitential Service and Individual Reconciliation. There would be other priests available to hear confessions. Don’t miss this moment of communal prayer and grace!
EASTER TRIDUUM: “The summit of the Liturgical Year is the Easter Triduum—from the evening of Holy Thursday to the evening of Easter Sunday. Though chronologically three days, they are liturgically one day unfolding for us the unity of Christ’s Paschal Mystery.
The single celebration of the Triduum marks the end of the Lenten season, and leads to the Mass of the Resurrection of the Lord at the Easter Vigil. The liturgical services that take place during the Triduum are:
- Mass of the Lord’s Supper
- Good Friday of the Lord’s Passion
- Mass of the Resurrection of the Lord
Please do well to attend all these liturgies. Have a grace-filled Lent and Happy Easter!
IMPORTANT – ALTAR SERVERS: All current Altar Servers and anyone who would like to become one are invited to our training day and Pizza lunch in the Church on Saturday April 13th from 9:30 a.m. to 12 Noon. Please contact the Rectory at 905-544-2100.
SPRING IS HERE! The Annual Plant & Yard Sale will be May 10 & 11. We need lightly used items for yard sale. Please call the Rectory, or John van der Zalm at 905-920-2117.
Most Reverend Douglas Crosby, OMI, DD, Bishop of Hamilton,
will celebrate the annual Memorial Mass on Saturday, April 13, at 11:00 a.m. at Our Lady of the Angels Cemetery, Stoney Creek.
During this Mass, Bishop Crosby will bless the recently completed expansion of Our Lady of the Angels Mausoleum. All are invited to attend. For more information, please call 905-643-0189 or visit www.thecatholiccemeteries.ca.
HAMILTON RIGHT TO LIFE BABY BOTTLE CAMPAIGN
From Mothers’ Day to Fathers’ Day, May 12 to June 16.
The campaign is to promote the sanctity of life and to raise funds to continue our efforts in advertising and educating the community of life issues.
We will be receiving the bottles at the end of the month.
BIRTHRIGHT EMERGENCY PREGNANCY SERVICE
We will be holding training session for new volunteers on Wednesday, April 17, 2019. Please call 905-527-3677.
Imagine being pregnant unexpectedly. Imagine knowing there is somewhere to go for support and care. Well there is such a place for those facing an unplanned pregnancy.
PRAYERS FOR VOCATIONS
Parishioners are kindly asked to pray for these Priests on the appointed day.
Monday April – Rev. Mark Sullivan
Tuesday April 9 – Very Rev. Ian Duffy
Wednesday April 10 – Immaculate Heart of Mary Mother of Christ
Thursday April 11 – Rev. Joseph Akanbi
Friday April 12 – Rev. Piotr Golinski
Saturday April 13 – Very Rev. Lukasz Kipaniak
What am I racing after in my life? Fame? Fortune? A life in Jesus? What is the prize I seek at the finish line?
Lent is six weeks of being serious about forgiveness and knowing we are loved. Who will step forward to tell of God’s great love for us?
If you think God is calling you contact Fr. Michael King, Diocese of Hamilton, at 905-528-7988 ext. 2246.
Sunday Regular Collection: $2,147.00
Loose: $ 474.47
Pre-authorized Offering: $ 442.46
Total: $ 3,063.93
“For His sake I have accepted the loss of all things and I consider them so much rubbish, that I may gain Christ.” Philippians 3:8
The first commandment says that we should not put other gods before the Lord. Sharing all of our gifts, our time in prayer, our talent in charitable works and our treasure to support Church needs helps us keep God first in everything. It helps us from putting other gods before God. It helps us to use our gifts for the glory of God and not for our own honor.
COLUMBUS CLUB OF HAMILTON
Father. J. Fergus Duffy Council 1454 Charities
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* Free overnight parking * Separate entrances and washrooms *
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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
Face book: St. John the Baptist Roman Catholic Parish
Office hours: Tuesday to Friday, 9 am-12 pm and 1-4 pm