Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary

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.
Thursday at 8:30 a.m.
For weekday Masses, please enter through the Edgemont St. doors.

Office hours
Tuesday to Friday
9:00am to 4:30pm

Staff
Rev. Andrew Quarshie, Pastor
Rev. Ambroise Tshiaba Ntumba, Chaplain, Pastoral Assistant
Deacon Joseph DiLoreto
Mrs. Lisa White, Parish Administrator
Mrs. Rina Sheehan, Parish Secretary
Mr. Joe Savelli, Custodian

Sacraments and Pastoral Services
Please contact the office at 905-544-2100.
Baptism: At least one month in advance to set up a meeting with the Pastor.
Reconciliation: By appointment only.
Marriage: At least one year in advance. Marriage Preparation course must be completed before wedding.
Car or Home blessings
Communion to the Homebound:
Priest or Eucharistic Minister will visit the home.
Anointing of the Sick: For those who will be undergoing surgery, are very ill, or are near death.
Funeral: Contact us as soon as possible to plan Vigil Prayers, Funeral Mass and Burial.

MASS INTENTIONS
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.

 Mass TimeSt. John Mass IntentionsDiocesan Vocation
Prayer Intention
Saturday, August 145:15 pm† Giornino D’Andrea – requested by Caterina
† Helen Rogerson – requested by Bill
† Gerard Mooney – requested by Bill
† Bob Erdman – requested by Kay and Maria
† Grace Macaluso – requested by Mary Sciascia, Antoinette and Joe Fanara, Grace and Carlos Fanara, Sylvia Macaluso, Sandra and Joe Savelli
For the intentions of family – requested by David
For healing and thanksgiving for Pauline Paplinski– requested by Joanna
Rev. Ralph Diodati
Sunday, August 159:30 amPro Populo 
Monday, August 16No Mass Rev. Michael McHugh
Tuesday, August 17No Mass Rev. Msgr. Paul Boucher
Wednesday, August 187:00 pm† Deceased members of the Valeriote family – requested by Palma Bomben
† Maria Boodlal – requested by Virginia Neely
Sisters of Immaculate Heart of Mary Mother of Christ (I.H.M.M.C.)
Thursday, August 198:30 am† Naring San Juan – requested by the Lafleur familyRev. Mike Myroniuk
Friday, August 20No Mass Rev. Robert Dunn
Saturday, August 215:15 pm† Msgr. Paul Boucher – requested by Diane and Mariette Thibault
† Josephine Ragona – requested by the Pichelli family
† Frank Basolini – requested by Teresa and Jose Fiorino
For the intentions of family – requested by David
Rev. Marijan Mihokovic

SANCTUARY LAMP
August 15 to 21 – burns in memory of Louis and Rose Drotar – requested by Lisa
August 22 to 28 – burns in memory of Alexandra Gianiotis – requested by the Gianiotis family
September 4 to 11 – burns in memory of Maria Boodlal – requested by Mary Antolich

BAPTISMS
This past week we celebrated the Baptism of Domenico and Gabriella, children of Alfonso and Ashley Frisina. God bless you!

PARISH PRAYER NETWORK
Call Ginette at 905-746-9976 or the office at 905-544-2100 for new prayer requests or to update previous requests. If you would like to join the Prayer Network, please forward your email address to the Parish office.

COLLECTIONS FOR AUGUST 8
Sunday Collection $1235.00
Average weekly Pre-Authorized Giving $719.38
Online through Canada Helps $57.90

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.

HYMNS FOR August 22, the 21st Sunday in Ordinary Time
I Come with Joy (Brian Wren, LAND OF REST)
O Father Whose Creating Hand (Donald Wynn Hughes, FAITH OF OUR FATHERS)
Look Beyond (Darryl Ducote)
The Summons (John L. Bell)

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.

ONE HEART ONE SOUL CAMPAIGN
Baseline Goal: $206,000
Total money pledged: $136,080
Total money paid: $101978
Our Capital Campaign is ongoing and will end in May of 2022. 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.

DIOCESAN AND COMMUNITY NEWS

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/
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 and household items. You will be amazed at the great quality. SEE YOU at the Store at 200 Parkdale Ave North, on the Parkdale bus route.

SERRA CLUB VOCATION SEEDS
Mary said, “My soul magnifies the Lord, and my spirit rejoices in God my Saviour”. Perhaps the way Christ has called you to magnify the Lord is through the priesthood or religious life. If you think this might be the case, email vocations@hamiltondiocese.com  or visit the website https://hamiltondiocese.com/vocations/

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.