Eighteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Mass Schedule
Public Masses have resumed. Pre-registration is not required at this time.

Saturday at 5:15 p.m.
Sunday at 9:30 a.m.
Wednesday at 7:00 p.m. (Please enter through the Edgemont St. doors.)
Thursday at 8:30 a.m. (Please enter through the Edgemont St. doors.)

Sacrament of Reconciliation – by appointment only. Please call the office.

Sanctuary Lamp
August 1 to 7 – Burns for the intentions of our parishioners.

Mass Intentions
Saturday, July 31
† In memory of Mary and Don Gibbons – Gibbons family
† In memory of Josephine Ragona – Ginette
† In memory of Anne Giandomenico – Fioravanti family

Wednesday, August 4
Intentions for healing and thanksgiving for Andrew Paplinski – Joanna Paplinski

Thursday, August 5
† In memory of the deceased members of the Bomben family – Palma Bomben

Saturday, August 7
† In memory of John Gibbons – Gibbons family
† In memory of Sean Gillen – Lynda Cifani
† In memory of Vince Cosentino – Esther and Albert Mancini and family

Please contact the Parish Office if you wish to have a Mass said, or have the Sanctuary Lamp burn, in memory of a loved one or for a special intention.

PASTORAL SERVICES
Please call the Parish office for the following Pastoral services car blessing, home blessing, Communion to those who are homebound, and Anointing of the Sick. Our secretary will be happy to set up an appointment for you.

COLLECTIONS FOR JULY 25, 2021
Sunday Collection $1426.00
Average weekly Pre-Authorized Giving $719.38

PARISH PRAYER NETWORK
If you have loved ones on the Prayer Network, please call Ginette at 905-746-9976 or the office at 905-544-2100 during the last week of the month to update your prayer request if you would like it to continue. Call anytime for new prayer requests. If you would like to join the Prayer Network, please forward your email address to the Parish office.

ONE HEART ONE SOUL CAMPAIGN
Our Capital Campaign is still ongoing and will end May of 2022. These are the details so far:
Baseline Goal: $206,000
Total money pledged: $136,080
Total money paid: $101978
We hope to use the money raised by this campaign to promote Youth Ministry in the Parish, improve accessibility for the Parish Hall, renovate the Church entrances, install an electric sign, and install projectors and screens in the hall and Church.
Thank you to all who are participating. But we need more support! Please consider donating or increasing your donation to help us achieve our goals. Contact the office for information.
God bless everyone.

WEBSITE UPDATE
We are currently working to improve our website – to make it more engaging and user-friendly. If you have knowledge of website design and would like to help us, please contact the office to speak with Fr Andrew.

NEW! JOIN OUR BEAUTIFICATION TEAM
We are looking for people interested in improving the look of our Church. Members would have the opportunity to work inside and/or outside – choosing and caring for plants in the gardens as well as decorating inside the Church as needed. Please contact the office if you are interested.

SOCIETY OF ST. VINCENT DE PAUL
Do you want to help people in need? Do you want to put your Faith into Action?

The Society of Saint Vincent De Paul needs your support! At St. John, you can help by volunteering or providing financial assistance. If you attend another Parish, you can help by starting a conference there!
Please see our newsletter here: https://www.ssvphamiltonpc.org/SSVP-HAM-Newsletter1.pdf.
Or visit our website here: https://ssvphamiltonpc.org/
God bless you!

We invite you to visit our store at 200 Parkdale Avenue North for next-to-new items of clothing for men, women and children. We also have a wide range of furniture for any room in your home, including small appliances, books, magazines, kitchen wares and unique “one of a kind” items. You will be amazed at the great quality. SEE YOU at the Store at 200 Parkdale Ave North, on the Parkdale bus route.

DIOCESAN NEWS
Latest Heart to Heart from Bishop Crosby, OMI – Diocese of Hamilton (hamiltondiocese.com)

PRAYER FOR VOCATIONS
God, the source of creation and love, you invite each of us to serve you through the life which is your gift. May your grace encourage men and women to heights of holiness through service to the Church as priests, sisters, brothers and lay ministers. Make me an instrument to encourage others to give themselves and challenge me to do the same. Amen.
August 2 – Most Rev. Anthony Tonnos
August 3 – Rev. Paul Vellimoozhayil, S.J.
August 4 – Catholic Teachers
August 5 – Rev. Edward Hampson
August 6 – Transfiguration of the Lord
August 7 – Rev. James Curtin

SERRA CLUB VOCATION SEEDS
“I am the bread of life. Whoever comes to me will never be hungry, and whoever believes in me will never be thirsty.” Today’s readings remind us that the priest is ordained by the Holy Spirit to be the means by which Jesus’ words are fulfilled. If you feel God could be calling you to be a priest, religious, or permanent deacon, call Fr. Michael King, Director of Vocations, Diocese of Hamilton, 905-528-7988 ext. 2246,vocations@hamiltondiocese.com  or visit the website https://hamiltondiocese.com/vocations/
Serra’s Objectives and Purposes
To foster and promote vocations to the ministerial priesthood in the Catholic Church as a particular vocation to service, and to support priests in their sacred ministry.
To encourage and affirm vocations to consecrated religious life in the Catholic Church.
To assist its members to recognize and respond in their own lives to God’s call to holiness in Jesus Christ and through the Holy Spirit.
Serra has been called the lay vocations arm of the church.
“The church needs Serra.  Blessings on your work.” – Pope John Paul II

THE YEAR OF ST. JOSEPH
December 8, 2020 to December 8, 2021 has been declared a “Year of St. Joseph” by Pope Francis, marking the 150th Anniversary of the Proclamation of Saint Joseph as the Patron Saint of the Universal Church. St. Joseph is the Patron Saint of many – workers, fathers, travellers, unborn children, immigrants, and dying a happy death. He is also the Patron Saint of Canada. For more information, visit the Diocesan website at https://hamiltondiocese.com/year-of-st-joseph/where you can also find a link to “Patris Corde: With a Father’s Heart” written by Pope Francis.