ST. JOHN THE BAPTIST WEEKLY UPDATE BULLETIN

Welcome on this the Seventeenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Mass Schedule
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.)

Sanctuary Lamp
Burns in memory of Alex Gorecki – mother Mary and brother Walter

Mass Intentions for Saturday July 25, 2020

For the intentions of the deceased:
†Steve Forten – Esper
†Anna and Louis Leskovec – Family
†Lucien and Georgette Beaudin – Beaudin family in Cornwall
†Alex Gorecki – mother Mary

Special blessing for Anna Gustin on her 80th birthday

Mass Intentions for Wednesday, July 29, 2020

For the intentions of the deceased:
Al Frisina – Antonia and family
Siblings of Lawrence Campbell – family
Adam and Maria Seiler – Szeideman Family
Lucien Beaudin – Esper

Special Intentions of Ryan Stevens – Anna Gustin

Mass Intentions for Saturday, August 1, 2020

For the intentions of the deceased:
Marie DiVittorio – Ed Safranyos
Lucien Beaudin – Anna and Robert Quaglia
Elizabeth Rohner – Stephen Maytsik
Chilton and Audrey Selke – Mary Gibbons and family
John Gibbons – Mary Gibbons 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.

FROM THE PASTOR’S DESK
Dear Parishioners,
Hello and welcome back. Our Saturday Evening Mass at 5:15 p.m. is back.
MASS FOR THOSE WHO DIED DURING THE SHUTDOWN
Bishop Crosby has requested that a Mass be celebrated on Saturday October 10 at 11am in all parishes for all who died throughout the Diocese of Hamilton during the shutdown –whether from the Covid-19 virus or any other cause. This is to offer prayerful support for families and for their beloved dead. If you lost a relative during the shutdown please call our parish office to provide us with names for the Mass.
God Bless,
Fr. Andrew.

DIRECTIVES FOR OUR SAFETY
We ask that you continue to do a self-assessment before coming to Mass. If you feel unwell or have been in contact with someone who has Covid-19, please do not attend Mass.
Please do not remove your mask during Mass. Those with certain medical conditions are not required to wear a mask. If you need to cough or sneeze, please do so into your elbow.
We know some people have a chronic cough and it is allergy season. Please do not worry or discriminate to those around you. It is natural to cough and sneeze.
For Communion, an usher will be present and will usher one row at a time to the front. For those on the King St. side, please receive Communion from the Priest or Minister on the same side as where you were sitting. Do not cross to the other side. Communion must be received in the hand, then remove your mask, consume the Host and replace your mask before walking to your seat.
Offertory envelopes will be collected as you exit the Church at the end of Mass.
Parishioners sitting nearest to the doors should exit first, and please remember to physically distance inside and outside the Church.

If you have questions, please ask the ushers.

We are not able to gather in the foyers or body of the church before or after Mass, so please leave the building as soon as Mass is over as it needs to be cleaned and sanitized after each use.
We are always in need of volunteers, as it takes many people in order for all of us to share in the celebration of Mass. Please call the parish office if you are willing to help at one of our Masses.

Thank you for adhering to these safety directives as we work together during this time of reopening.