Epiphany of the Lord

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 the month of 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
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. 19:30 amNew Year’s Day
The Solemnity of Mary, the Holy Mother of God  
 
Sunday,
Jan. 2
9:30 amEpiphany of the Lord 
Monday, Jan. 3No Mass Most Rev. Douglas Crosby, O.M.I.
Tuesday, Jan. 4No Mass Rev. Vivek Trindade
Wed., Jan. 57:00 pm† Inez Grant – requested by the Lockhart familyDiocesan Priests
Thursday, Jan. 6cancelled Rev. Murray McDermott, C.R.
Friday, Jan. 7No Mass Rev. Stanley Zaryczny, C.R.
Saturday, Jan. 85:15 pm† Elena Settimi – requested by Sarah and Sally Settimi
† Camillo and Gina Mattina – requested by John and Maryanne van der Zalm and Sally Settimi and families
† Milda Stankus and Leonora Okslender – requested by the Stankus family
Rev. Raphael Ma, C.R.

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 St. Eugene Parish for Thursday morning Mass at 8:30 am.

WEDNESDAY ADORATION OF THE BLESSED SACRAMENT
Join us Wed. February 2 at 7:00pm for Mass followed by Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament. There will be no Adoration after the January 5 Mass.

SANCTUARY LAMP
January 2 to 8 – Burns in memory of Giuseppo Martiniello – requested by wife Angela
January 9 to 15 – Burns for the soul of Rodrico
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

COLLECTIONS FOR December 26
Sunday Collection $3222.10
Christmas $4080.00
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

A NEW ERA OF ST. JOHN – A VIBRANT, PRAYERFUL MISSION-ORIENTED PARISH
We want to grow into a community of prayer united in Christ, welcome more young people and young families into the church, engage and re-evangelize our seniors, and grow into mature disciples of Christ. Please be involved as we outline many goals, and work out strategies to achieve them. Let us all contribute to make our parish a vibrant, prayerful, mission-oriented parish.

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 in the pews.

FORMED.ORG
Formed.org provides the very best Catholic content for those wishing to explore their faith through the thousands of movies, programs, audio and books found on their website. If you would like free access to Formed.org for 1 year, please forward your name and email address to the Parish office and you will be sent the access code.

DONATION ENVELOPE PACKAGES
Donation envelopes for the new year are available at the King St entrance. If you don’t see your envelopes and would like to receive a set, please add your name to the list on the table or contact the office.

FROM THE PASTOR’S DESK
My dear family of God,
Merry Christmas and a Grace-Filled New Year!
Over these past years I have been overjoyed about how we are growing in our spiritual lives and in our numbers. I have been inspired and thrilled about how we are contributing our best to build a vibrant, prayerful and mission-oriented parish. May God be praised!
As we come to the end of this year, I wish to establish my deepest gratitude to all of you who share your Time, Talent and Resources to sustain and grow our parish. Although I know it is our Christian duty and calling to give, to promote the Good News of Christ and to be true witnesses, I want to thank you for allowing yourselves to be used by the Holy Spirit for the good works of God.
Thank you to all our volunteers and parish staff! You have been super amazing in these difficult times. Your generous giving of your time and all you do have kept us open and running smoothly. We couldn’t have achieved much without you. May God bless you all.
Thank you to all who have been personally generous to me in cash, kind and prayers. I sincerely can’t thank you enough. May God abundantly bless and replenish you all.
To all the new members of our parish, I say a big WELCOME to you! Please feel at home and never see yourselves as strangers, but become solid members of our parish family as we all continue to mature as true disciples of Christ.
Brothers and sister, the past years have not been what we envisioned, anyhow, Christmas is a time of hope. Let us look back with humility and gratitude, celebrate the present with joy and love, and move into the future with hope and grace. In all things let the truth and love of Christ reign. Let us not give room for evil, but allow only goodness to thrive.
By the rich blessings and graces of our Lord Jesus Christ, let us continue to build a vibrant, prayerful and mission-oriented church to the glory of God and the good of humanity.
Happy New Year!
Fr. Andrew Quarshie

SUNDAY MISSALS
Missals are available for $5 each at the King St entrance.  A limited number of the Sunday Missal for Young Catholics will be available for $7 each. Payment can be placed in the specially marked envelope and put in the collection.