22nd 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 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
Sunday, August 299:30 amPro Populo 
Monday, August 30No Mass Rev. Terence Sehl
Tuesday, August 31No Mass Rev. Ken Miskiewicz
Wednesday, Sept. 17:00 pm† Josephine Ragona – requested by Tony and Mary Lou Lawlor
† Edgardo Yorro – requested by Grace Advento
† Norman Bailey – requested by Kay and friends
Diaconate Formation Candidates
Thursday, Sept. 28:30 amMASS CANCELLEDRev. Michael Anderson
Friday, Sept. 3No Mass Rev. Edward J. Mahony
Saturday, September 45:15 pm† Don Gibbons – requested by the Gibbons family
† Msgr. Paul Boucher – requested by Donna Secen
† Brenda Catalano – requested by Jim and Suzanne Jones
Very Rev. David Walter

SANCTUARY LAMP
September 5 to 11 – burns in memory of Maria Boodlal – requested by Mary Antolich
September 12 to 18 – burns for the Ransley and Boenisch families – requested by family
September 19 to 25 – burns in memory of Angela Gainer – requested by the Gibbons family
September 26 to October 2 – burns in memory of Winnifred King – requested by the Gibbons family

BAPTISMS
This past week we celebrated the baptism of Anjola, child of Obafemi and Clara Adenigba, and Ifeoluwa, child of Wahab and Oluwafisayo Olatokunbo.

NEW LECTORS
Please consider joining the Ministry of the Word as a Reader at one of our weekend Masses. Other members of this important Ministry will guide you, and we are always flexible with scheduling. Both new and experienced Readers are welcome! Contact the office if you are interested.

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. Monthly updates would be appreciated if you would like your prayer request to continue. If you would like to join the Prayer Network, please forward your email address to the Parish office.

COLLECTIONS FOR AUGUST 22
Sunday Collection $1275.00
Average weekly Pre-Authorized Giving $719.38

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 September 5, the 23rd Sunday in Ordinary Time
Word of God, Come Down on Earth (text–James Quinn / music–Johann Ahle)
Healer of Our Every Ill (Marty Haugen)
Behold the Lamb of God (Matt Maher)
The Master Came to Bring Good News (text–Ralph Finn / tune–Ich Glaub an Gott)

EVENINGS WITH HIS EXCELLENCY
Formerly called “Fridays with Father”
Interested in learning more about our Catholic Faith? Join Bishop Lobsinger for “Evenings with His Excellency” on the second Friday of each month at 7:00 – 8:30 p.m. in Canadian Martyrs Church, (1349 Main Street West, Hamilton). Each month we will methodically go through the “Catechism of the Catholic Church”. There is no registration, no fee and no homework. Come ready to learn and ask all the questions you always wanted to ask about our Catholic Faith. The first “Evening with His Excellency” is Friday, September 10, 2021. If you are unable to attend in person, you are welcome to go to https://www.canadianmartyrshamilton.com/ to watch live. (All COVID 19 protocols will be required, including masks while in the church and proper social distancing.)

SERRA CLUB VOCATION SEEDS
Our second Scripture reading reminds us that “Every generous act of giving, with every perfect gift, is from above, coming down from the Father.” God’s gifts should prompt a response of gratitude, which should be the basis of our daily lives. If you feel God is offering you the gift of priesthood, religious life or deaconate, and you wish to respond generously, trusting in God, 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, October 13, 2021
Foster/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/

DIOCESAN “BACK TO SCHOOL” RESOURCES
In an effort to encourage a spirit of prayerful support for children and educators, a special website has been designed to help families and schools welcome the return of a new academic year. It includes suggestions for prayers, questions and conversations parents can have with their children, as well as a brief Liturgy of the Word celebration.
Please visit https://hamiltondiocese.com/backtoschool2021/