Seventeenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

The Roman Catholic Diocese of Hamilton
St. John the Baptist Parish
• 128 Edgemont St South, Hamilton ON, L8K 2H8 •

• 905-544-2100 • stjohnhamilton@hamiltondiocese.com  •
• website: stjohnthebaptisthamilton.com •

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.
For weekday Masses, please enter through the Edgemont St. doors.

Office hours
Tuesday to Friday, 9:00am to 4:00pm

MISSION STATEMENT
St. John the Baptist Parish is a welcoming faith community, committed to spreading God’s word and love, fostering a community of faith by celebrating the sacraments, forming disciples and sharing time, talent and resources both in our community and beyond.

 Mass TimeSt. John Mass IntentionsDiocesan Vocation
Prayer Intention
Saturday,
July 23

5:15 pm† Francesco Stinellis
– offered by Mary Sciascia
† Anna Gustin – offered by Lina Orrico
† Rosina Sicilia and family
– offered by Lina Orrico
Rev. Terence Sehl
Sunday,
July 24
9:30 amMissa pro populo 
Monday,
July 25
No Mass Rev. Gabriel Morais Catarino
Tuesday,
July 26
No Mass Rev. Paul Edmondstone
Wednesday,
July 27
7:00 pmIntentions of Katherine and Paul on their 14th wedding anniversary
– offered by Joanna Paplinski
Institute of Kkottongnae
Sisters of Jesus
Thursday,
July 28
8:30 am† Ljubica Racki
– offered by Sister Francis
Rev. Edward J. Mahony
Friday,
July 29
No Mass Very Rev. David Walter
Saturday,
July 30

5:15 pm† Ottaviano Pivotto
– offered by Giovanna and family
† Teresa and Rosario Orrico
– offered by Lina Orrico
For the Holy Souls in Purgatory
– offered by Joanna Paplinski
Rev. Fulbert Jonas Ahouansou

SANCTUARY LAMP
July 24 to 30 – Burns in memory of Leemoy Boodlal – offered by family and friends
August 21 to 27 – Burns in memory of Alexandra Gianiotis – offered by family and friends
August 28 to September 3 – Burns in memory of Norman Bailey and Frederick Bodnar – offered by family and friends
September 11 to 17 – Burns for the Intentions of Rina

FROM THE PASTOR’S DESK
Dear Parishioners,
This Sunday is the second World Day for Grandparents and the Elderly. In your bulletin, you will find a copy of a special message from His Holiness Pope Francis. In it he writes “A long life is a blessing, and the elderly are…living signs of the goodness of God who bestows life in abundance. Blessed is the house where an older person lives!”
Let us continue to CONNECT with God and each other, EXPLORE our faith, GROW in Christ and SHARE our Time, Talent and Treasure.
Happy Summer!
Fr. Andrew

COLLECTIONS for July 17
Sunday Collection $1465
Average weekly Pre-Authorized Giving $674.38

ST. JOHN CRAFT GROUP
Beginning in September, the SJB Craft Group will meet one Saturday each month to socialize and create! We invite you to bring your own knitting, quilting etc or join us in our first group project – making sleeping mats for those experiencing homelessness. These mats are woven or crocheted using strips of plastic from the outer bags of milk. Members will be cutting strips, tying strips together to form plarn (plastic bag yarn), and crocheting or weaving strips on a wooden frame. All parishioners can become involved by saving their clean, dry and flattened outer milk bags and dropping them off at the Church. It takes approximately 500 milk bags to make a 3ft by 6ft sleeping mat! If you would like more information, please call the office or speak with Lisa White or Mary Anne Creechan. Our first meeting date will be announced in August.

PILGRIMAGE TO THE HOLY LAND
Fr. Andrew will be leading a pilgrimage to the Holy Land and Jordan from March 8th to 19th, 2023, with Gateways International Tour company. If you are interested, please take one of the flyers available at the entrances, and join us for an information session Tuesday August 2 at 7pm in the Parish Hall.

“WALKING TOGETHER” – PAPAL VISIT TO CANADA
The Holy Father will visit Canada from July 24 to July 29, 2022. Pope Francis’ historic visit to Canada will provide an opportunity for the Pope to listen and dialogue with Indigenous Peoples and to address the impact of residential schools in Canada. The Holy Father will begin his Canadian visit by travelling to Edmonton, Alberta, then to Quebec City, St. Anne-de-Beaupré and then to Iqaluit, Nunavut before returning to Rome. Drawing on the theme, “Walking Together”, the Holy Father’s journey of reconciliation, healing and hope includes visits to a former residential school, Indigenous pilgrimage sites, and several private and public events, including two public Masses. For more information, visit the Papal Visit’s official website papalvisit.ca or visitepapale.ca (French). You can also find detailed information on the Healing and Reconciliation Journey and the Papal Visit on the diocesan website hamiltondiocese.com/papal-visit-2022/.

SYNODALITY: COMMUNION, PARTICIPATION AND MISSION

In March of 2022, in preparation for the upcoming Synod of Bishops, Pope Francis invited everyone to share their experience of faith and thoughts on how we can move forward together to carry out the mission of Christ entrusted to us in Baptism.
Thank you to all who participated in the initial stage of the preparation. Over 2000 submissions were received in the Diocese, including both individual and group responses. These were forwarded as a document entitled “Audito Vocatione” to the Assembly of Ontario Bishops to be included in a summary of responses received from all over Ontario. To read more, please visit hamiltondiocese.com/synod/

PARISH PRAYER NETWORK
Call Ginette at 905-746-9976 or the office at 905-544-2100 for prayer requests. Monthly updates would be appreciated if you would like your prayer request to continue. If you would like to join the Prayer Network, please forward your email address to the Parish office.

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. The cost is $10.