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

Sunday January 6, 2019

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SOLEMNITY OF THE EPIPHANY OF THE LORD

Refrain for the Responsorial Psalm:
“Lord, every nation on earth will adore You.”

MASS SCHEDULE

Wednesday, January 9
8:30 a.m.
+Angelo Mancuso – Anna and Robert Quaglia

Thursday, January 10
8:30 a.m.
+Norm Westbury – Irene Tassi

Saturday, January 12
5:15 p.m.
– Etsibah Family of Elmina – Caroline Engmann
+Al Frisina – Antonetta and family
+Maureen Safranyos – Ed and family
+Esterina Ricca – Lina Orrico

Sunday, January 13
9:30 a.m.
  Our Parishioners

Sanctuary Lamp burns in memory of Maureen Safranyos.

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.

Dear Parishioners:
Cookies, Coffee and Conversation will be held the 1st Sunday of the month, after the 9:30 a.m. Mass. The next one will be today, January 6, 2019.
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.

FROM THE PASTOR’S DESK:

Fellow Disciples of Jesus Christ, brothers and sisters,

We are privileged to witness the New Year. Eternal rest unto those of our parishioners who have gone before us. May the Lord fill us the living with His graces and blessings.

This year 2019, our focus as a parish is to continue to build community life and grow in our faith. May the Lord bless this goal. May we all contribute to building community here at St. John and be open to learn and grow in our faith. Look out for opportunities for togetherness and growth in our faith.

Together we live, together we grow!

Happy New Year!

Your brother and servant in Christ,  Andrew.

FR. ANDREW AWAY ON VACATION
Fr. Andrew will be away from January 4th to February 5th 2019.   We will welcome Fr. Ralph Diodati, 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.

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.

INCOME TAX RECEIPTS
Please ensure that any donations to the Parish for 2018 are received by December 30. Sunday offerings and donations for Christmas that are received after December 30 will be reported on the 2019 income tax receipt.

SHOE DRIVE
3 Sundays, January 6, 13, & 20th.   Gently worn children’s running shoes, casual shoes and sandals, 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.

PRAYERS FOR VOCATIONS
Parishioners are kindly asked to pray for these Priests on the appointed day.
Monday Jan. 7 – Rev. Stipe Renic
Tuesday Jan. 8 – Rev. Peter Watters
Wednesday Jan. 9 – Felician Franciscan Sisters
Thursday Jan. 10 – Rev. Ilija Petkovic
Friday Jan. 11 – Rev. Msgr. Ivan Vuksic
Saturday Jan. 12 – Rev. Michael Vanderbeek

VOCATION VIEW
Epiphany of the Lord: “On entering the house, they saw the child with Mary His mother; and they knelt down and paid Him homage. Then, opening their treasure chests, they offered Him gifts of gold, frankincense, and myrrh.”
God asks us to give our lives. What treasures have been given to you to share with others in Christ’s name?
If you think that God is calling you to a Church vocation then call Fr. Michael King, Diocese of Hamilton 905-528-7988 ext. 2246. E-mail vocations@hamiltondiocese.com

OUR STEWARDSHIP
December 30th Collection
Sunday Regular Collection:   $2,054.00
Loose:                                  $    250.00
Pre-authorized Offering:        $   466.70
Total:                                          $ 2,770.70
Christmas Addition: $883.00
January 1, 2019 Collection
Envelopes: $1,164.00
Loose:         $ 57.60
Total:           $1,221.60

STEWARDSHIP REFLECTIONS
“The Gentiles are co-heirs, members of the same body, and co-partners in the promise in Christ Jesus through the Gospel.” Ephesians 3:6
Today we celebrate that Christ came to all of us, not just the Hebrews. He has given each of us unique gifts. We all have different yet equally valuable roles to play in the Body of Christ. Pray daily and ask God how He wants you to use your gifts so that we may all “be one.”

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, Fundraisers 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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