Fourteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Mass Schedule
Public Masses resume Saturday June 12. 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.)

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

Sanctuary Lamp
 July 4 to 10 – Lamp burns in memory of †Nomer Herce – requested by Amelia Davidge

Mass Intentions
Saturday, July 3
† In memory of Annina Stinellis – Antoinette and Giuseppe Fanara
† In memory of Josephine Ragona – Ginette Howatt and family
Wednesday, July 7
† In memory of Edward Piazza – Mari Anne Sciascia
Thursday, July 8
† In memory of Mary Jane Rutherford – Tony and Mary Lou Lawlor
† In memory of Tony Mota – Capretta family
Saturday, July 10
† In memory of Jack Springstead – Dave and Mary Martin
† In memory of Van Nunnally – John and Maryann van der Zalm and family

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.

ONE HEART ONE SOUL CAMPAIGN
Our Capital Campaign is still on 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.

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.

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.

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!
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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 5 – Rev. Robert Sims
July 6 – Rev. Godwin Pinto, O.C.D.
July 7 – Our Parish Community
July 8 – Rev. Edward Henhoeffer
July 9 – Rev. John Schnurr
July 10 – Rev. Joseph Gregory Michel

VOCATIONS
Today’s readings speak of prophets sent by God. Could God be calling you to be His voice in His Church at this time? If so, you could give it a try by responding to that inclination towards priesthood, religious life or the deaconate by contacting the Vocations Office at vocations@hamiltondiocese.com  or visit the website https://hamiltondiocese.com/vocations/

PARENTING TIP OF THE MONTH – Parenting Tip 130
June is a good time to help your children reflect on the successes and challenges of the past school year.  God provides every person with gifts to use in the world and it is good to remind your children that we are called to use our God-given gifts. Ask them to reflect on the gifts they see in themselves and share the gifts you see in them. Help them realize that they are indeed special and have good things to offer to others in their lives.

MARRIAGE TIP OF THE MONTH – Marriage Tip 110
Marriages that have lasted over many years give gifts to future generations since it allows them to both look back and grow forward.  Long- lasting marriages are a living example of what it means to have enduring love; they give hope. Marriage is at the heart of family, so celebrate your marriage milestones – tell stories of the good times, the times you persevered and the joy of older love. These are important legacies to leave your children and grandchildren!