128 Edgemont St S, Hamilton, ON - T: (905) 544-2100

Sunday February 17, 2019

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6th SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME

Refrain for the Responsorial Psalm:
“Blessed the one who trusts in the Lord.”

MASS SCHEDULE

Wednesday, February 20
8:30 a.m. +Domenico Capretta – Amelia

Thursday, February 21
9:30a..m.   School Mass
+Gregory Crabbe – Bob and Ruth Peet

Saturday, February 23
5:15 p.m.
+Wanda Van Impe – McCowell Family
+Walter and Mary Dobrowolski – Paul and Lisa
+Maurice Fine – Molly
+Antonio Luongo – Carmela and family
+John Quaglia – Anna and Robert Quaglia
+Anna and Dominic Cifani – Lynda and Sandy

Sunday, February 24
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.

OFFICE CLOSED MONDAY – HAPPY FAMILY DAY!

MASS INTENTIONS
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.

SANCTUARY LAMP
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.

VOTIVE CANDLES
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.

PRAYER NETWORK
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.

NEW SUNDAY MISSALS
Copies are available at the King Street entrance. The cost is $5.00 each.

CHILDREN’S LITURGY
The Children’s Liturgy is every week at the 9:30 a.m. Mass. All children welcome. Please encourage your children to participate.

THANK YOU:
A special thank you to Anna Kaluski, one of our morning Mass parishioners, for the donation of the beautiful flowers on the Altar.

SPECIAL EVENTS HAPPENING
Ash Wednesday March 6
St. Vincent de Paul Dinner April 13

CWL MEMBERSHIPS ARE DUE
Please put your envelope in the Sunday collection.  Counters, put envelopes aside please. Thank you.

FROM THE PASTOR’S DESK

Dear Friends,

Peace and joy to you!  I have few things to share with you this weekend.

LET US SING TOGETHER: Our responses during Mass are great; that is a good sign and a good attitude to worship, thanks to you! I want to encourage all parishioners who would like to sing to participate in singing during Mass. This would create an uplifted spirit of worship and make the Mass livelier. I have therefore asked the choir to choose common songs for our Liturgies this year to encourage all of us to participate in singing. I hope we shall give off our best efforts to make St. John Parish a wonderful faith community.

WELCOME TO MSGR. FRANCIS TWUM-BARIMAH: This weekend we welcome my Vicar General, Msgr. Twum-Barimah, from Ghana who is visiting with me for his Sabbatical Year. He will be with us and help with Masses until next year January 2020. Please show him the wonderful Canadian hospitality we have.

PARISH FINANCIAL ACCOUNTS: I shall provide you with our financial report very soon to let you know where we stand. Thanks for your continued generosity. God bless you all.

Sincerely in Christ Jesus,

Fr. Andrew

ALTAR SERVERS NEEDED – BOYS & GIRLS. If you are in Grade 3 or above and are interested, please contact the Rectory at 905-544-2100.

INCOME TAX RECEIPTS
Income tax receipts for 2018 are available. If you have questions, please contact Lisa at the office as soon as possible.

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.

EXTRA ORDINARY MINISTERS
New schedules are at the back of the Church at the King Street Entrance.

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.

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.

ONE HEART, ONE SOUL CAMPAIGN
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.

PRAYERS FOR VOCATIONS
Parishioners are kindly asked to pray for these Priests on the appointed day.
Monday Feb. 18 –  Rev. Scott Whitfield
Tuesday Feb. 19 –  Rev. Mariusz Durbajlo
Wednesday Feb. 20 –  Sister Adorers of the Precious Blood
Thursday Feb. 21 –  Rev. Francesco Cucchi
Friday Feb.22 –  Rev. David Reilander
Saturday Feb. 23 – Rev. Leszek Szczgiel

VOCATION VIEW
Try not to pray for an easy life; rather, pray to be a strong person. Strong in trust, hope, care, love. Follow the Master.
Happy are those who know they need God. Happy too those who live faithfully the vocation of the life-commitment God calls them to, be it married, single, religious consecrated, or priesthood.
If you think God is calling you contact Fr. Michael King, Diocese of Hamilton 905-528-7988 ext. 2246.
E-mail vocations@hamiltondiocese.com  

OUR STEWARDSHIP
Sunday Regular Collection:  $1,818.00
Loose:                                      $   205.80
Pre-authorized Offering :      $   442.46
Total: $  2,466.26

STEWARDSHIP REFLECTIONS
“Blessed are you when people hate you…exclude and insult you, and denounce your name…on account of the Son of Man.” Luke 6:22
All of us have been in situations when someone has made a negative comment or joke about God or our Catholic faith. How did you respond? Did you stay silent or pretend to go along with the crowd because you didn’t want to cause waves and then, later, you felt bad? Know that God is with you all the time, the Holy Spirit will put the right words in your mouth. Pray for the strength and courage to proclaim our faith to others, especially during uncomfortable situations.

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
E-mail:stjohnhamilton@hamiltondiocese.com
Face book: St. John the Baptist Roman Catholic Parish
www.stjohnthebaptisthamilton.ca
Phone: 905-544-2100
Office hours: Tuesday to Friday, 9 am-12 pm and 1-4 pm

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ST. VINCENT DE PAUL REPORT TO THE PARISH

The Society of Saint Vincent de Paul is a lay Catholic organization whose mission is to live the Gospel message by serving Christ through the poor with love, respect, justice and joy.

On behalf of the Saint Vincent de Paul Society at St. John the Baptist Church we would like to provide the parish with an update regarding our activities.

Thanks to the generous contributions of our parishioners we are able to help those in need by providing food vouchers and gift cards redeemable at local grocery stores.  In 2018 we made 93 house calls to 173 adults and 59 children.

We also coordinate the annual Christmas Angel Tree program. This program delivers Christmas presents to those in our parish community as well as to the residents of a local retirement home and a residence for developmentally challenged adults.  In 2018 we delivered Christmas presents to 175 individuals and provided $995 in gift cards to allow our clients to purchase food at Christmas time. This year will mark the 14th year that this program has operated.

We currently have 16 active committee members but we can always use additional volunteers. If you are interested in becoming a volunteer and want to experience the rewards of helping those in need please contact the Church rectory.

On September 23rd, two of our members received 15 Year Merit Awards at the Annual Ozanam Dinner.  The recipients were:

                                                              Joseph Savelli

                                                              Sharon Campbell-Springstead

Charitable Donation Receipts have been issued for your Saint Vincent de Paul donations for the year 2018.

Finally, we would like to thank Father Andrew Quarshie for his spiritual guidance and for Rina Sheehan and Lisa White for their continued support and assistance.

Most importantly we want to express our sincere thanks and appreciation for the continued financial support from our parishioners.  Your contribution allows us to meet the needs of the less fortunate in our community.

See Financial Summary on reverse side →

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St. John the Baptist

St. Vincent De Paul Conference

December. 31, 2018

2018 Receipts and Disbursements Summary

Bank Balance January 1, 2018                                                                   5,428.56

Receipts

Monthly Collections                                                             9,138.60

Knights of Columbus re: Angel Tree Support                            250.00

Miscellaneous Collections                                                       125.90

Total Receipts                                                                    9,514.50

Disbursements

Food Vouchers Purchased                                                   5,500.00

Angel Tree Food Vouchers and Expenses                            1,186.36                                                    

Annual Payments to Particular Council                                     893.40

Particular Council Funds Passed Up                                     1,000.00

Bank Charges and Miscellaneous                                             165.39

CYO Camp Sponsorship                                                          320.00

Total Disbursements                                                          9,065.15

Excess of Receipts over Disbursements                                         449.35                                                                     

Bank Balance Dec. 31, 2018                                                                    5,877.91

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