Baptism 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 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. 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
For the intentions of the families of David and his brother Michael – requested by family
Rev. Raphael Ma, C.R.
Sunday, Jan. 99:30 amBaptism of the Lord 
Monday, Jan. 10No Mass Rev. Francisco Cruz
Tuesday, Jan. 11No Mass Rev. Brian Quigley, M.C.C.J.
Wed., Jan. 127:00 pm† Mary Anne Hammill – requested by the Lockhart familySisters of St. John the Baptist (C.S.J.B.)
Thursday, Jan. 13cancelledMass cancelled for the month of JanuaryRev. Mussie A. Keflezghi, M.C.C.J.
Friday, Jan. 14No Mass Rev. Stephen Murrin
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.

SANCTUARY LAMP
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
January 30 to February 5 – Burns in memory of deceased members of the Okawa family – requested by Teresa Funamoto

FROM THE PASTOR’S DESK
My dear family of God,
Happy New Year !
A NEW ERA OF ST. JOHN THE BAPTIST PARISH, TOWARDS “A VIBRANT, PRAYERFUL MISSION-ORIENTED PARISH”: St. John Parish is charting a new path. 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. This will bring us to outline many goals and work out strategies to achieve them. Please be involved in the new era of St. John the Baptist Parish, a “Vibrant, Prayerful Mission-Oriented Parish”
I pray that our parish community may be a place to share the joy of Christ, and to allow this joy to overflow in our families, workplaces, schools, neighbourhoods, etc. I believe that a joyful state is the mother of gratitude and many good works. May we joyfully build “a vibrant, prayerful and mission-oriented parish”
Many thanks to all who gave me, Fr. Ambroise, and Deacon Joseph, treats of food, cards, gifts, and Christmas wishes over the holidays. We appreciate everything very much and thank you for keeping us in your thoughts and prayers.
Wishing you a joyful new year!
Fr. Andrew

FUNERALS
This past week the funeral Mass of Mary Bortolotto was celebrated in the Church. Please remember Mary and her family in your prayers.

BAPTISMS
This past week we celebrated the baptism of Hudson and Easton Alaimo, and Brooklyn and Mason Boam. We would like to welcome them into our Parish family!

THURSDAY MASSES IN JANUARY
Please note that the 8:30 am 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 7:00 pm 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 2
Sunday Collection $729
Christmas flowers $10
Solemnity of Mary (New Years Day) $615
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 in the pews.

FOSTER/ADOPTION INFORMATION WEBINAR
Wednesday, February 16, 2021
7:00pm – 8:30pm
Anyone interested in fostering or adopting can join this online information session to learn more about the opportunities to foster and adopt through the Catholic Children’s Aid Society of Hamilton. This will be an interactive webinar where you can join the conversation and ask questions. The first step towards fostering and adoption is attending this information session.
To register, please contact Jennifer Veenstra at 905-525-2273 or Jennifer.veenstra@hamiltonccas.on.ca