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

Sunday January 13, 2019

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THE BAPTISM OF THE LORD

Refrain for the Responsorial Psalm:
“O bless the Lord, my soul!”

MASS SCHEDULE

Wednesday, January 16
8:30 a.m. +Magdalena Matysik – Stephen Matysik

Thursday, January 17
8:30 a.m. +Assunta Bellinato – Anna and Robert Quaglia

Saturday, January 19
5:15 p.m.
+Deceased members of Moses family of Elmina – Caroline Engmann
+Felicite Mopalanga Bansompili – Howatt Family
+Sr. Elda Bomben – Bomben Family

Sunday, January 20
9:30 a.m.  Our Parishioners

Sanctuary Lamp burns for all the special intentions of the Parishioners.

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.

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.

Dear Parishioners:
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.  
The Catholic Register is available at the doors of the Church. Please take one, they are free.

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

THIS WEEKEND WE WELCOME FR. JIRI MACENAUER,
who will celebrate the Mass on Sunday.

FROM THE PASTOR’S DESK
Hello: Greetings from Ghana.
I arrived safely and everyone is well. I am having a restful moment. Thank you all for taking care of things while I am away.
Please remember me in your prayers, as I will remember you.
Regards and love to all.
Fr.  Andrew.

PLEASE REMEMBER FR. ANDREW IS AWAY ON VACATION
from January 4th to February 5th 2019.
We will welcome Fr. Ralph, who will do the weekly Masses and the Weekend Masses here at St. John.

CHILDREN’S LITURGY
The Children’s Liturgy will be every week as usual starting in January.

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.

SHOE DRIVE
3 Sundays, January 6, 13, & 20th.   Gently worn running shoes, casual shoes and sandals in children or adult sizes. Please no heels.
These will be sent to the Wells of Hope in Guatemala.  The contact person is Frances Potter. You can see her after the 9:30 a.m. Masses. Please leave the shoes, bagged up in the King Street Entrance. Also, we will be collecting backpacks with school supplies for the children and schools in Guatemala.

NEW ALTAR SERVERS SCHEDULES
have been emailed. Extra copies are available at the King St entrance.

ST. VINCENT DE PAUL
There will be a meeting in the Church Hall at 7:00 p.m., Wednesday, January 16th, 2019.

MARDI GRAS GAME NIGHT
Join us Thurs. Feb. 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 until Jan. 31 and can be purchased after Mass at the King St. entrance. See bulletin boards for more information.

CHURCH ENVELOPES
Please remember to pick up your 2019 envelopes. They are at the back of the church at the King Street Entrance.

EXTRA ORDINARY MINISTERS
Your schedules have been e-mailed to you.  There are extra copies at the King Street entrance.

PRAYERS FOR VOCATIONS
Parishioners are kindly asked to pray for these Priests on the appointed day.
Monday Jan. 14 – Rev. Todd Arsenault
Tuesday Jan. 15 – Rev. Pierre Caquette
Wednesday Jan. 16 – Consecrated Men and Women
Thursday Jan. 17 – Rev.  Thomas Flynn
Friday Jan. 18 – Very Rev. John Van Hees
Saturday Jan. 19 – Very Rev. Con O’Mahony

VOCATION VIEW
Come on, continue your Baptism by baptizing others in the holy Spirt and Fire. “You are my beloved child,” says the Lord!
As John the Baptist introduced the people of his time to Jesus a voice from heaven said, “You are my Son, the Beloved, with you I am well pleased.”
Perhaps God is calling you to do the same in our time as a priest, deacon or religious consecrated man or woman. 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:   $1,673.00
Loose:                                     $    122.35
Pre-authorized Offering:       $    442.46
Total:                                          $ 2,237.81

STEWARDSHIP REFLECTIONS
“John answered them all, ‘I baptize you with water; but He who is mightier than I is coming…He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit.” Luke: 3:16.
The Catholic Catechism states that “Jesus’ immersion in the water is a sign for all human beings of the need to die to themselves to do God’s will.” In other words, as baptized Catholics there is only one gift that we need to give to Jesus – the gift of ourselves. Surrender yourself to God, place your trust in Him and allow the Holy Spirt to work through you for the greater glory of God.

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
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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