Sunday February 10, 2019
5th SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME
Refrain for the Responsorial Psalm:
“Before the angels – I sing your praise, O Lord.”
Wednesday, February 13
8:30 a.m. +Gregory Crabbe – Elsie Bieglor
Thursday, February 14
8:30 a.m. Intentions of Breeann Walker – Esperenza Lafleur
Saturday, February 16
+Paul Settimi – Mom and sister Sarah
+Nicholas Holowaty – Stephen Matysik
+Steve Moroz – Dorothy and family
Sunday, February 17
9:30 a.m. Our Parishioners
Sanctuary Lamp burns in memory of Steve Moroz – Dorothy and family.
SACRAMENTAL LIFE OF THE COMMUNITY
Baptisms will take place on the second Sunday of each month at the 9:30 a.m. Mass. Please contact the office at least one month in advance.
OUR MASS HOURS
Saturday, Evening Mass: 5:15 p.m.
Sunday Mass: 9:30 a.m.
Wednesdays & Thursdays: 8:30 a.m.
Reconciliation: Saturdays from 4:30 -5:00 p.m.
If you would like a Mass celebrated for a special intention or in memory of a deceased loved one, please contact the office. The cost is $10.
If you would like to have the Sanctuary Lamp burn in memory of a deceased loved one, or for a special intention, please contact the office. The cost is $10, and the Lamp will burn for the entire week.
Located at the King St. entrance. Candles can be lit in memory of a loved one or for a special intention. The suggested payment is $2.
Parishioners who have prayer intentions are invited to contact either the Parish Office or Ginette Howatt (prayer network co-ordinator) at 905-549-4808 or 905-746-9976.
Cookies, Coffee and Conversation will be held the 1st Sunday of the Month, after the 9:30 a.m. Mass.
Also, remember to check the bulletin boards for updates on events, workshops, etc. Very interesting information.
NEW SUNDAY MISSALS
Copies are still available at the King Street entrance. The cost is $5.00 each.
FROM THE PASTOR’S DESK
Hi, I’m back.
We thank Fr. Ralph, who has been doing the weekday Masses and the Weekend Masses here at St. John’s.
**REMINDER CWL MEMBERSHIP IS DUE
Please put your envelope in the Sunday collection.
Counters, put envelopes aside please.
The Children’s Liturgy is every week at the 9:30 a.m. Mass. All children are welcome. Please encourage your children to participate.
INCOME TAX RECEIPTS
Income tax receipts for 2018 will be available in February when Fr. Andrew returns. Please remember that any Christmas donations to the Parish received in January will be reported on the 2019 income tax receipt.
MARDI GRAS GAME NIGHT
Join us Thursday, February 28 (7 to 11 pm) at the Knights of Columbus Hall for a fun evening of casino style games, bingo, food and more!
Tickets are $25 and can be purchased after Mass at the King St. entrance or through the office. See bulletin boards for more information.
SPECIAL EVENTS HAPPENING
Family Day, Monday, February 18
School Mas February 21, 9:30 a.m.
Mardi Gras Game Night, February 28
Ash Wednesday March 6
St. Vincent de Paul Dinner April 13
DIOCESAN WEDDING ANNIVERSARY MASS
Please see the poster at the King Street Doors for registration.
Sunday, June 9th, 2019 at 1:30 p.m. at the Cathedral Basilica of Christ the King. This is for couples celebrating their 25th, 40th, 50th, or 60th year (or more) of marriage in the year 2019.
BUILDING THE POPE FRANCIS VILLAGE: A REEL JUSTICE EVENT
All about rebuilding after the typhoon in the Philippines with support from D& P (Caritas Canada). Please join us Friday, February 22nd at St. Raphael’s Parish, 280 New St. Burlington.
Doors open at 5:00 p.m. Pot luck at 5:30, film at 7:00 p.m.
Special invitation to all Filipino members of our community.
DEVELOPMENT AND PEACE
This Lenten season Development and Peace invites us to reach out and encounter migrants and refugees, to make a commitment to really go toward others, to stop, listen and really see them. To learn how to foster a culture of encounter in your parish or school, join us for SHARE LENT WORKSHOP on Tuesday, February 19th at Annunciation Parish Hall, 280 Limeridge Rd. West Hamilton, from 7:00 – 9:00 p.m.
EUCHRE AT THE CARLISLE RETIREMENT RESIDENCE
Tuesday, February 19th at 1:00 p.m. Enjoy 8 games of euchre and snacks! $3.00 to play and prizes for winners!
Please call Cheryl or Bethany at 905-521-4442.
467 Main Street East, Hamilton, Ont. L8N1K1.
FEAST DAY OF OUR LADY OF LOURDES
At St. Charles Garnier Parish, 129 Hughson St. South
Monday, February 11th
6:00 p.m. Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament. Sacrament of Confession
7:00 p.m. Healing Mass, Anointing with Holy Oil
ONE HEART, ONE SOUL -DID YOU KNOW
FROM BISHOP CROSBY
The Diocese of Hamilton is conducting the One Heart, One Soul Campaign to raise money for every parish in the Diocese and for shared ministries. Answers to a set of Frequently Asked Questions appear in parish bulletins regularly. A compilation of all questions that have been published are available throughout the campaign at oneheartonesoul.ca.
ALTAR SERVERS NEEDED – BOYS & GIRLS
If you are in Grade 4 and interested please contact the Rectory at 905-544-2100.
PRAYERS FOR VOCATIONS
Parishioners are kindly asked to pray for these Priests on the appointed day.
Monday Feb. 11 – Rev. Mark Morley
Tuesday Feb. 12 – Rev. Jason Kuntz
Wednesday Feb. 13 – Salesians of Don Bosco
Thursday Feb. 14 – Rev. Martin Mikulski
Friday Feb.15 – Rev. Bill Trusz
Saturday Feb. 16 – Rev. David Reitzel
God does not ask you to be successful: God does ask you to be faithful.
Put your vocation ahead of your career.
Do not be afraid. If the Lord is calling you to the ordained or consecrated life, do not be afraid. Jesus calls and will give you the grace to respond wholeheartedly.
If you think God is calling you, contact Fr. Michael King, Diocese of Hamilton, 905-528-7988 ext. 2246. E-mail email@example.com
Sunday Regular Collection: $2,125.00
Loose: $ 115.00
Pre-authorized Offering: $ 442.46
Total: $ 2,682.46
Seminary Collection: $411.50
“Then I heard the voice of the Lord saying, ‘Whom shall I send?’ ‘Who will go for us?’ ‘Here I am’, I said, ‘send me!’” Isaiah 6:8
Every day, in little ways and in big ways, God asks, “Whom shall I send?” Whether it is someone to take on a new ministry, to give a friendly smile to a stranger or say a word of encouragement to a friend, God constantly provides opportunities to help someone in need. The next time you hear God calling, have the courage to walk through the door and say “Here I am, Lord.”
KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS CLUB OF HAMILTON
Managed by: Fr. J. Fergus Duffy. Council 1454 Charities
Hall Rentals: 222 Queenston Road, Hamilton
Consider us for your next special occasion event.
Celebration of Life, Weddings, Stag & Does, Meetings, Fund Raisers and more. Reasonable rates.
Two banquet rooms. Capacities up to 300.
Separate entrances and washrooms.
Free overnight parking.
Kitchen and air conditioning.
Full catering services available.
Smart Serve bartender included (restrictions apply).
Call us at 905-961-7348.
100% of proceeds go back into our community.
ST. JOHN THE BAPTIST PARISH
Pastor: Reverend Fr. Andrew Quarshie
Secretaries: Rina Sheehan and Lisa White
Mailing Address: 128 Edgemont St. South, Hamilton ON L8K 2H8
Face book: St. John the Baptist Roman Catholic Parish
Office hours: Tuesday to Friday, 9 am-12 pm and 1-4 pm