Second Sunday in Ordinary Time

Mass Schedule
Saturday at 5:15 p.m.
Sunday at 9:30 a.m.
Wednesday at 7:00 p.m.
Thursday at 8:30 a.m. – cancelled for January
For weekday Masses, please enter through the Edgemont St. doors.

Office hours
Tuesday to Friday
9:00am to 4:00pm

Staff
Rev. Andrew Quarshie, Pastor
Rev. Ambroise Tshiaba Ntumba, Chaplain, Pastoral Assistant
Deacon Joseph DiLoreto
Mr. Joe Sardo, Youth Minister
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, Jan. 155:15 pm† Fernanda Capretta – Joe and Sandra Savelli and kids
† Magdalena Matysik – requested by Stephen Matysik
† Maureen Safranyos – requested by Ed Safranyos
† Mary Bortolotto – requested by Dave and Arlene Bryce
For the intentions of the families of David and his brother Michael – requested by family  
Rev. Toby Collins, C.R.
Sunday, Jan. 169:30 amSecond Sunday in Ordinary Time 
Monday, Jan. 17No Mass Rev. Joseph de Viveiros, C.R.
Tuesday, Jan. 18No Mass Rev. Jungheon (Francisco) Kwak
Wed., Jan. 197:00 pm† Pat Kelly – requested by the Honsberger familyYouth Ministers
Thursday, Jan. 20cancelledMass cancelled for the month of JanuaryRev. Marian Gil, O.M.I.
Friday, Jan. 21No Mass Rev. Zygmunt Baranowski
Saturday, Jan. 225:15 pm† Elena Settimi – requested by Rob Evangelista and family
† Magdalena Matysik – requested by Stephen Matysik
† Billy Young – requested by the Honsberger family
For personal intentions – requested by Grace Advento  
Rev. Timothy Higgins

SANCTUARY LAMP
January 16 to 22 – Burns in memory of Jerry Creedon – requested by the Creechan and Thompson families
January 23 to 29 – Burns in memory of Laura Duffy – requested by Pierina Pascucci and Rita Padoin
January 30 to February 5 – Burns in memory of deceased members of the Okawa family – requested by Theresa Funamoto
February 6 to 12 – Burns in memory of Maureen Safranyos – requested by Ed Safranyos

FROM THE PASTOR’S DESK
Fr. Andrew has arrived safely in Ghana and is enjoying the time with his family.  He will be back with us at the end of January.

FUNERALS
This past week, a Funeral Service was held for Bernice DuBois. Please remember Bernice and her family in your prayers.

THURSDAY MASSES IN JANUARY
Please note that the 8:30am Thursday morning Mass will be cancelled at St. John Parish for the month of January. You are invited to join the Thursday morning Mass at 8:30 am at St. Eugene Parish.

WEDNESDAY ADORATION OF THE BLESSED SACRAMENT
Join us Wed. February 2 at 7:00pm for Mass followed by Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament.

PRE-AUTHORIZED GIVING
Contact the office if you are interested in having your monthly Parish offering transferred electronically from your account. Donations can easily be changed or terminated at any time.    

COLLECTIONS FOR January 9
Sunday Collection $1196.70
Solemnity of Mary (New Years Day) $55
Heat $760
Other collections and donations $1700
Average weekly Pre-Authorized Giving $661.69

HOMEBOUND PARISHIONERS
If you or a member of your household is homebound, please let us know so we can make arrangements to pastorally minister to them. Contact the Parish office at 905-544-2100 or email stjohnhamilton@hamiltondiocese.com

DEVOTION BEFORE MASS
As part of our mission to grow into a community of prayer united in Christ, we shall have Devotional prayers before each weekend Mass. Please plan to arrive and be seated 5 minutes before Mass begins, and please remember to silence your cell phone. Prayer cards are available.

BIBLE SUNDAY – January 23, 2022
Next Sunday we celebrate Bible Sunday. In this week’s Heart to Heart, Bishop Crosby describes it as a day “to renew our efforts to make the Sacred Scriptures better known and to encourage a regular dialogue with the living Word.” We encourage you to visit the Diocesan webpage dedicated to Bible Sunday at hamiltondiocese.com/thebiblespeaks for resources for all ages – including an online video, and an activity booklet for children.

REEL JUSTICE FILM FESTIVAL 2022
We are excited to offer another year of engaging films, which spotlight issues of social, political, and economic injustice. Join us January 27, 2022 at 7:00 P.M. for “There’s Something in the Water”. The film documents environmental racism in Nova Scotia, revealing a portrait of ecological and social disaster, where rural areas are plagued by toxic fallout from industrial development and your postal code determines your health.  Visit us online at https://reeljusticefilmfestival.wordpress.com/ to view our 2022 schedule or to secure your spot at any of our virtual screenings!

GIVEN THE HIGH TRANSMISSIBILITY OF THE OMICRON VARIANT, and the need to isolate if one is infected, Pastors have been advised that if they or an Associate test positive for COVID-19 and are required to isolate, they are to inform parishioners through the Parish Website and by notices published on doors of the Parish Office and Church that the Parish is closed for the isolation time and will remain closed until a negative result is received. Parishioners are reminded that masks are required for church-goers. Following the constant recommendation of medical officers of health, vaccines and booster shots are strongly encouraged!

STORIES OF A GENERATION WITH POPE FRANCIS is the title of a warm, uplifting, inspirational series on NETFLIX. It is based on the Pope’s 2018 book, Sharing the Wisdom of Time, published by Loyola Press. The series showcases stories from people over 70 from all quarters of the globe, including the Pope himself, as they impart their life experiences to young filmmakers. Each of its four one-hour episodes is devoted to a central theme: “Love”, “Dream”, “Struggle”, and “Work”. There are a few famous names among the stories, including Martin Scorsese and Jane Goodall, but most of those who are presented have never lived in the spotlight! If you subscribe to NETFLIX, it is well worth a watch!