Sunday January 27, 2019
3rd Sunday in Ordinary Time
Refrain for the Responsorial Psalm
“Your words, Lord, are spirit and life.”
Wednesday, January 30
8:30 a.m. +Gordon Murray – Tony and Mary Lou Lawlor
Thursday, January 31
8:30 a.m. +Jean McCarthy – Tony and Mary Lou Lawlor
Saturday, February 2
+John Peter van der Zalm – Palma Bomben and family
+Sr. Elda Bomben – Bomben Family
+Sally Dean – Jim and Elizabeth DiCecca
+Helen Rogerson – Bill and family
Sunday, February 3
9:30 a.m. Our Parishioners
Sanctuary Lamp burns for the special intentions of our 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 and 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, February 3rd, 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
Hello from Ghana!! Thinking of you all.
We welcome Fr. Ralph, who has been doing the weekday Masses and the Weekend Masses here at St. John. Thank you.
OFFICE IS CLOSED MONDAYS
Just a reminder that the office is closed on Mondays. Tuesday open from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
The Children’s Liturgy will be every week at the 9:30 a.m. Mass. All children welcome.
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 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, $30 after Jan. 31, and can be purchased after Mass at the King St. entrance or through the office. See bulletin boards for more information.
We are also looking for prize donations – penny sale or smaller prizes – and volunteers to help run the evening. If you are interested, please contact the office.
Please remember to pick up your 2019 envelopes. They 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.
THE BOOK OF ISAIAH
You are invited to a presentation on the amazing prophecies of Isaiah, including many he made about the Messiah seven centuries before Jesus was born.
Monday, February 4, at 7:00 p.m.
St. Patrick’s Church, 440 King Street East at Victoria Ave.
ST. VINCENT DE PAUL
Would you like to meet Jesus personally? Face to face? “Go to the poor; you will find God!” So, observed St. Vincent de Paul. St. Mother Theresa once quipped that, “The opportunity to serve the poor might just be what saves us!” In the faces of the poor – homeless, refugees, children – who come seeking help at the St. Vincent de Paul Value Sore, you can look into the eyes of Jesus every day! The store is as busy as it is exciting and fun! We always need extra help with cashiers, furniture delivery, truck driving and sorting donations. All we’re asking is a weekly commitment for a few hours. The store is located at 429 Barton St. E.; our store hours are 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. Come and join like-minded people of faith from your parish. If you have a desire to serve Christ in the poor with love, respect, justice and joy, please leave a message with our Store Manager, Karen, at 905-522-7045 or email email@example.com. Be sure to visit our website: ssvp429barton.org.
DEVELOPMENT & 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.
PRAYERS FOR VOCATIONS
Parishioners are kindly asked to pray for these Priests on the appointed day.
Monday Jan. 28 – Rev. Fernando Ferreira Pinto
Tuesday Jan. 29 – Rev. Tim Hingston
Wednesday Jan. 30 – Fraternity of the Poor of Jesus Christ
Thursday Jan. 31 – Rev. David Avila
Friday Feb.1 – Rev. Jerzy Tomon
Saturday Feb. 2 – The Presentation of the Lord
The word of God becomes the flesh of God when YOU live it in your life. Believe what you read; live what you believe. Be another Christ. You are the body of Christ; every one of you is a member of it. As a member of the body, we serve different roles.
Are you willing to do your part, as a priest, deacon or religious consecrated life. If you think God is calling you contact Fr. Michael King, Diocese of Hamilton, 905-528-7988 ext. 2246. E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Sunday Regular Collection: $ 786.00
Loose: $ 36.60
Pre-authorized Offering: $ 442.46
“Go, eat rich foods and drink sweet drinks, and allot portions to those who had nothing prepared.” Nehemiah 8:10
Ezra’s instructions to the people show us that God does not forbid us from enjoying the good things in life. He wants us to be happy! However, God expects us to be grateful for all that He has given us and to generously share our blessings with those who are in need without expecting anything in return.
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