The Roman Catholic Diocese of Hamilton St. John the Baptist Parish
128 Edgemont St South, Hamilton ON, L8K 2H8 905-544-2100 stjohnhamilton@hamiltondiocese.com
• website:
stjohnthebaptisthamilton.com  

 Nineteenth 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 7
5:15pm† John Gibbons – requested by family
† Sean Gillen – requested by Lynda Cifani
† Vince Cosentino – requested by Esther and Albert Mancini and family
Rev. James Curtin
Sunday, August 89:30 am  
Monday, August 9No Mass Rev. Frank Voorwerk
Tuesday,
August 10
No Mass Rev. Scott Whitfield
Wednesday,
August 11
7:00 pm† Edward Piazza – requested by Sylvia Macaluso
† Christopher Thompson – requested by Mary Anne Creechan
Legionaries of Christ (L.C.)
Thursday,
August 12
8:30 amMASS CANCELLEDRev. Ron Cote
Friday, August 13No Mass Rev. Michael Bennett
Saturday,
August 14
5:15 pm† Giornino D’Andrea – requested by Caterina
† Helen Rogerson – requested by Bill
† Gerard Mooney – requested by Bill
†Grace Macaluso – requested by Mary Sciascia, Antoinette and Joe Fanara, Grace and Carlos Fanara, Sylvia Macaluso, Sandra and Joe Savelli
For healing and thanksgiving for Pauline Paplinski – requested by Joanna
Rev. Ralph Diodati

SANCTUARY LAMP
August 8 to 14 – burns in memory of Ottaviano Pivotto
August 15 to 21 – burns in memory of Louis and Rose Drotar

FUNERALS
This past week we buried Ottaviano Pivotto from the Parish. We continue to pray for the family.

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 1
Sunday Collection $1285.00
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 August 15, Feast of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary
Immaculate Mary
My Soul Gives Glory to the Lord (Michael Joncas)
Look Beyond (Darryl Ducote)
Hail Holy Queen 

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 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.

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.

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.

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
“I am the living bread that came down from heaven.” Each of us must be a living sign and symbol of God’s presence within us. If you are willing to witness Christ with your life as a priest, religious or deacon, 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.

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.