Sunday July 7, 2019
THE 14th SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME
Refrain for the Responsorial Psalm:
“Make a joyful noise to God, all the earth!”
Wednesday July 10
7 :00 p.m. Mass
+Maurice Fine – Molly
+John Heiberger – Family
Thursday July 11
8:30 a.m. Mass
Intentions of Donald Lafleur – Family
Saturday July 13
4:30 p.m. Confession
5:15 p.m. Mass
+Elizabeth Rohner – Stephen Matysik
+Victor Matysik – Stephen Matysik
+Paul Bertram – Diane and Mariette Thibault
Sunday July 14
9:30 a.m. Mass
For our parishioners
Sanctuary Lamp burns in memory of Connie Tamberelli – Nicholas Tamberelli.
The office will be closed Monday July 8 and Wednesday July 10.
SACRAMENTAL LIFE OF THE COMMUNITY
Baptisms will take place on the second Sunday of each month at the 9:30 a.m. Mass. Please contact the office at least one month in advance.
OUR MASS HOURS
Saturday, Evening Mass: 5:15 p.m.
Sunday Mass: 9:30 a.m.
Wednesday evening Mass: 7:00 p.m.
Thursday morning Mass: 8:30 a.m.
(Weekday Masses are held in the chapel. Please enter through Edgemont St. doors.)
Reconciliation: Saturdays from 4:30 -5:00 p.m.
If you would like a Mass celebrated for a special intention or in memory of a deceased loved one, please contact the office. The cost is $10.
If you would like to have the Sanctuary Lamp burn in memory of a deceased loved one, or for a special intention, please contact the office. The cost is $10, and the Lamp will burn for the entire week.
Located at the King St. entrance. Candles can be lit in memory of a loved one or for a special intention. The suggested payment is $2.
Parishioners who have prayer intentions are invited to contact either the Parish Office or Ginette Howatt (prayer network co-ordinator) at 905-549-4808 or 905-746-9976.
BAPTISM In July
Next weekend we welcome Baby Charles to our St. John The Baptist Community. Proud Parents are Jessica and Charles Savelli.
Thank you to all our wonderful teachers! We will see you in September.
COOKIES, COFFEE AND CONVERSATION
Will be held on the 1ST Sunday of the month, after Mass in the Parish Hall. We will resume in September.
THE CATHOLIC REGISTER
Please take the Catholic Register Newspaper, they are free. This is a newspaper filled with very interesting articles. You can enjoy reading it with your coffee or tea after Saturday Mass or on Sunday morning after Mass. Are you up for a challenge? Just try it.
ALSO, REMEMBER TO CHECK THE BULLETIN BOARDS FOR UPDATES ON EVENTS.
There are still a few Missals for 2019. We will be selling them for half price., $2.50 at the King Street entrance.
FROM THE PASTOR’S DESK
Parish Picnic: Once again thank you to all who contributed in making our parish picnic a success. God bless you! The scriptures say “How good and pleasant it is when God’s people live together in unity!” (Psalm 133:1). Let our lives continue to give expression and inspiration to community life.
Mission Appeal: On the weekend of 13th and 14th July, we shall welcome Fr. Pedro Augusto Zuniga, of the Franciscan Missionaries of Mary, to have a mission appeal in our Parishes (St. John and St. Eugene). Fr. Pedro is originally from Guatemala but is now working in the Diocese of St. Catharines. We look forward to his visit and ministry. Please prepare to support his mission as best as you can financially and prayerfully.
It’s that time for holidays. Please be safe and remember your weekly Sunday obligations. We do not take a holiday away from God.
The office may not be open every day, so please call to see if someone is in. Messages will be checked.
Thank you, Fr. Andrew & Staff.
ST JOHN THE BAPTIST CHURCH HALL
We have a beautiful hall that can be rented out for Baptisms, Holy Communions, Weddings, Parties etc. Please call the office at 905-544-2100 for more information.
BABY BOTTLE CAMPAIGN
The Campaign is over but we still have lots of empty Baby Bottles. Please take one and bring it back the following week with any loose change or bills you have. This is to help Hamilton Right to Life. We want to educate the community about respect for life from conception to natural death.
SUMMER 2019 PILGRIMAGE TO OUR LADY OF THE CAPE
NATIONAL SHRINE OF OUR BLESSED MOTHER IN CANADA.
Sunday, August 18th to Wednesday August 21st.
The cost is $430.00. Please call Bev Traina 905-575-0145 for more information. This Pilgrimage fills up very quickly, so register now.
FOSTER AND ADOPT
Would you like to be part of a child’s story?
Consider opening your home and heart to a child in need.
Bishop Crosby is asking us to consider becoming a foster family and help change the life of a child. We ask you to consider this vocation and help make a difference in the lives of our children.
Fostering and Adoption Online Information Session (Webinar):
Choose one date to attend an information webinar.
Tuesday, July 16th, from 6:30 – 8:00 p.m.
Monday, July 29th, from 6:30 – 8:00 p.m.
Contact the Foster and adoption Recruitment Coordinator, Niamh O’Flaherty by phone at 905-525-2273 or by e-mail email@example.com
PRAYERS FOR VOCATIONS
Parishioners are kindly asked to pray for these Priests on the appointed day.
Monday July 8 – Rev. Christopher Tracey
Tuesday July 9 – Rev. Vernon Boyd
Wednesday July 10 – Seminarians
Thursday July 11 – Rev. Roger Yaworski
Friday July 12 – Rev. Bernard Carrolll
Saturday July 13 – Rev. William Clarke
Jesus says: “The harvest is rich, but the labourers are few; therefore, ask the harvest-master to send workers to the harvest.”
Pray for Vocations.
If you think God is calling you, contact Fr. Michael King, Vocation Director, Diocese of Hamilton, at 905-528-7988 ext. 2246 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Sunday Regular Collection: $1,868.00
Loose: $ 193.60
Pre-authorized Offering: $ 442.46
“He said to them, ‘The harvest is abundant, but the labourers are few.’” Luke 10:2
As Catholics we are all called to serve. However, many of us are unsure of what our charisms or gifts from the Holy Spirit are to help build God’s Church. Through prayer we are able to discern how God is calling us. The next time your pastor or fellow parishioner asks you to join a committee, ask God first if that is what He wants you to do with your gifts.
SPIRITUAL REFLECTION – FROM MOTHER TERESA
“The miracle is not that we do this work, but that we are happy to do it.”
COLUMBUS CLUB OF HAMILTON
Father. J. Fergus Duffy Council 1454 Charities
Consider us for your next special occasion event:
* Celebration of Life * Weddings * Meetings *
* Stag & Does * Fund Raisers and more *
* Reasonable rates * 2 Banquet rooms * Capacities up to 300 *
* Free overnight parking * Separate entrances and washrooms *
* Kitchen, air conditioned *
A Smart Serve bartender included with rental (restrictions apply).
100% of proceeds go back into our community.
Hall rentals: 222 Queenston Rd.
Full catering services available to suit your needs.
Call us today 905-961-7348
ST. JOHN THE BAPTIST PARISH
Pastor: Reverend Fr. Andrew Quarshie
Secretaries: Rina Sheehan and Lisa White
Mailing Address: 128 Edgemont St. South, Hamilton ON L8K 2H8
Face book: St. John the Baptist Roman Catholic Parish
Office hours: Tuesday to Friday, 9 am-12 pm and 1-4 pm
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