21st 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.
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 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
Sunday, August 229:30 amPro Populo 
Monday, August 23No Mass Rev. Msgr. Raymond Modeski
Tuesday, August 24No Mass Rev. Franjo Sprajc
Wednesday, August 257:00 pm† Josephine Ragona – requested by the Lafleur family
For the intentions of Grace
Ursuline Sisters (o.s.u.)
Thursday, August 268:30 amFor thanksgiving and healing for Dominik Paplinski – requested by Joanna PaplinskiRev. Arthur Scidmore
Friday, August 27No Mass Rev. Peter Meyer
Saturday, August 285:15 pm† Carole Warnick – requested by Sr. Rose Gabriel
† Edward Piazza – requested by Antoinette and Joe Fanara
† Dominic Pichelli – requested by Bruno and Nicole Pichelli and family
† Vince Cosentino – requested by Lesley Palkowski and family.
For the intentions of family – requested by David
Rev. Donald Sanvido

SANCTUARY LAMP
August 22 to 28 – burns in memory of Alexandra Gianiotis – requested by the Gianiotis family
September 5 to 11 – burns in memory of Maria Boodlal – requested by Mary Antolich
September 12 to 18 – burns in memory of the Ransley and Boenisch families – requested by family

BAPTISMS
This past week we celebrated the baptism of William, child of Germaine and Chris Collins. This Sunday we will baptize Anjola, child of Obafemi and Clara Adenigba, and Ifeoluwa, child of Wahab and Oluwafisayo Olatokunbo.

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 15
Sunday Collection $1368.00
Average weekly Pre-Authorized Giving $719.38
Online through Canada Helps $288.75

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 29, the 22nd Sunday in Ordinary Time
The Master Came to Bring Good News (Ralph Finn / tune of “To Jesus Christ Our Sovereign King”)
Christians Let Us Love One Another 
Look Beyond (Darryl Ducote)
The Summons (John L. Bell / Kelvingrove)

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
Jesus has given us His Body to eat and His Blood to drink so as to nourish us on our journey towards the Kingdom. May we be faithful to Him on our journey as married, single, ordained or consecrated persons. If God is 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 or 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.

CATHOLIC CHILDREN’S AID SOCIETY OF HAMILTON
Wednesday, September 22, 2021
Foster Care Webinar
7:00pm – 8:30pm
We are looking for skilled individuals and families who are interested in fostering adolescence, children with complex needs, and racialized children.  Please join us for a virtual information night.
Wednesday, October 13, 2021Foster/Adoption Information Webinar
7:00pm – 8:30pm
Anyone interested in fostering or adopting can join this online information session to learn more about the opportunities to foster and adopt through the Catholic Children’s Aid Society of Hamilton. This will be an interactive webinar where you can join the conversation and ask questions. The first step towards adoption is attending this information session.
Please contact Jennifer Veenstra to pre-register for this no-cost webinar at 905-525-2273 or jennifer.veenstra@hamiltonccas.on.ca.

CATECHETICAL CORRESPONDENCE COURSES
Courses are available from Kindergarten to High School for children not enrolled in a Catholic school, and include programs specially designed to assist children preparing for the Sacraments of First Communion and Confirmation. Please visit the Diocesan website at https://hamiltondiocese.com/offices/evangelization-catechesis/correspondence/