Sixteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Mass Schedule
Public Masses have resumed. Pre-registration is not required at this time.

Saturday at 5:15 p.m.
Sunday at 9:30 a.m.
Wednesday at 7:00 p.m. (Please enter through the Edgemont St. doors.)
Thursday at 8:30 a.m. (Please enter through the Edgemont St. doors.)

NOTE: Mass has been cancelled for Thursday, July 22. Please join Fr. Ambroise at St. Eugene Parish at 8:30am instead.

Sacrament of Reconciliation – by appointment only. Please call the office.

Sanctuary Lamp
July 18 to 24 – Burns for the intentions of our parishioners.

Mass Intentions
Saturday, July 17
† In memory of Edward Piazza – Sandra and Joseph Savelli
† In memory of Ana and Louis Leskovec – family
† In memory of Vince Cosentino – Lisa and Achillo Mancini

Wednesday, July 21
† In memory of Elizabeth Augustyn – Judy Kovacs
For the intentions of Cheska Herce – Amelia Davidge

Thursday, July 22
Mass cancelled. Please join Fr. Ambroise at St. Eugene Parish at 8:30am instead.

Saturday, July 24
† In memory of Msgr. Paul Boucher – Bruno and Nicole Pichelli and family
† In memory of Kathleen Lafleur – Lafleur family
† In memory of Anna Gustin – Lina Orrico
For the intentions of Katherine and Paul Paplinski on their 13th wedding anniversary – Joanna Paplinski

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.

PASTORAL SERVICES
Please call the Parish office for the following Pastoral services – car blessing, home blessing, Communion to families who are homebound, and Anointing of the Sick. Our secretary will be happy to set up an appointment for you.

COLLECTIONS FOR JULY 11, 2021
Sunday Collection $1201.50
Average weekly Pre-Authorized Giving $719.38

WORLD DAY OF GRANDPARENTS
Pope Francis announced the establishment of a World Day of Grandparents and the Elderly at his Sunday Angelus in January of this year. The chosen day for the yearly celebration is the fourth Sunday of July since it coincides with the feast of Sts. Joachim and Anne, Jesus’ grandparents.
During his presentation, Pope Francis reminded us about grandparents: “Their voice is precious because it sings the praises of God and safeguards the roots of peoples. They remind us that old age is a gift and that grandparents are the link between generations, passing on the experience of life and faith to the young. Grandparents are often forgotten and we forget this wealth of preserving roots and passing on.”
This year, the first World Day celebration will take place on Sunday, July 25 and the chosen theme is, “I am with you always”.
Cardinal Kevin J. Farrell, Prefect of the Dicastery for Laity, the Family and Life, sees the yearly event as “a gift to the whole church” since it stresses the importance of the pastoral care of the elderly as “a priority that can no longer be postponed by any Christian community.” Many of our elderly live alone and are often lonely; this is our chance to let them know they matter to the Church and the community.

PARISH PRAYER NETWORK
If you have loved ones on the Prayer Network, please call Ginette at 905-746-9976 or the office at 905-544-2100 during the last week of the month to update your prayer request if you would like it to continue. Call anytime for new prayer requests. If you would like to join the Prayer Network, please forward your email address to the Parish office.

ONE HEART ONE SOUL CAMPAIGN
Our Capital Campaign is still ongoing and will end May of 2022. These are the details so far:
Baseline Goal: $206,000
Total money pledged: $136,080
Total money paid: $100,773
We hope to use the money raised by this campaign to promote Youth Ministry in the Parish, improve accessibility for the Parish Hall, renovate the Church entrances, install an electric sign, and install projectors and screens in the hall and Church.
Thank you to all who are participating. But we need more support! Please consider donating or increasing your donation to help us achieve our goals. Contact the office for information.
God bless everyone.

WEBSITE UPDATE
We are currently working to improve our website – to make it more engaging and user-friendly. If you have knowledge of website design and would like to help us, please contact the office to speak with Fr Andrew.

NEW! JOIN OUR BEAUTIFICATION TEAM
We are looking for people interested in improving the look of our Church. Members would have the opportunity to work inside and/or outside – choosing and caring for plants in the gardens as well as decorating inside the Church as needed. Please contact the office if you are interested.

SOCIETY OF ST. VINCENT DE PAUL
Do you want to help people in need? Do you want to put your Faith into Action?

The Society of Saint Vincent De Paul needs your support! At St. John, you can help by volunteering or providing financial assistance. If you attend another Parish, you can help by starting a conference there!
Please see our newsletter here: https://www.ssvphamiltonpc.org/SSVP-HAM-Newsletter1.pdf.
Or visit our website here: https://ssvphamiltonpc.org/
God bless you!

We invite you to visit our store at 200 Parkdale Avenue North for next-to-new items of clothing for men, women and children. We also have a wide range of furniture for any room in your home, including small appliances, books, magazines, kitchen wares and unique “one of a kind” items. You will be amazed at the great quality. SEE YOU at the Store at 200 Parkdale Ave North, on the Parkdale bus route.

CATECHETICAL CORRESPONDENCE COURSES
These programs are interactive parent-child programs, designed to assist families in the Diocese whose children are enrolled in public or private schools, are home-schooled or for other reasons unable to attend Catholic schools. Programs are available for children from Kindergarten to High School, including programs designed to assist children preparing for the Sacraments of First Communion and Confirmation. For more information visit the Diocesan website here. CCC Parent Brochure rev-Nov2020.pdf (hamiltondiocese.com)

DIOCESAN NEWS
Latest Heart to Heart from Bishop Crosby, OMI – Diocese of Hamilton (hamiltondiocese.com)

PRAYER FOR VOCATIONS
God, the source of creation and love, you invite each of us to serve you through the life which is your gift. May your grace encourage men and women to heights of holiness through service to the Church as priests, sisters, brothers and lay ministers. Make me an instrument to encourage others to give themselves and challenge me to do the same. Amen.
July 19 – Rev. David Lewis
July 20 – Rev. Andrew Czarny
July 21 – Pallotine Fathers (S.A.C.)
July 22 – Rev. Gary Schlack
July 23 – Rev. Edward Hinsperger
July 24 – Rev. Peter Tuyen Nguyen

VOCATIONS

When the apostles were trying to reflect on their ministry, Jesus asked them to “Come away to a deserted place all by yourselves and rest a while.” Listening to God in quiet prayer is very important in vocation discernment. Listen to God’s voice in an out of the way place. If you feel the call is genuine, call Fr. Michael King, Director of Vocations, Diocese of Hamilton, 905-528-7988 ext. 2246.

vocations@hamiltondiocese.com  or visit the website https://hamiltondiocese.com/vocations/