Eleventh Sunday in Ordinary Time

Mass Schedule
Public Masses resume Saturday June 12.
We will celebrate Mass with a maximum of 70 people in attendance. Pre-registration is not required at this time. Anyone arriving after we have reached our maximum will unfortunately be turned away.
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
June 13 to 19 – Burns in memory of Nicolina and Joseph Savelli – Joe and Sandra and family

Mass Intentions
All Mass Intentions requested for Masses celebrated during the closure have been fulfilled.
Saturday, June 12
† In memory of Ruggero Settimi – Rita Padoin
† In memory of Tommy Simon Hoang – Loving Family
† In memory of Annina Stinellis – Grace and Carlos Silveira
Wednesday, June 16
† In memory of Nicholas Holowaty – Stephen
Thursday, June 17
† In memory of Elizabeth Augustyn – Judy Kovacs
Saturday, June 19
† In memory of Jack Springstead – Jim and Elizabeth DiCecca
† In memory of Tommy Simon Hoang – Loving Family
† In memory of Peter Safranyos Sr. – Ed Safranyos
† In memory of Giovanna Macaluso – Dale and Ginette Howatt and family
† In memory of Ana and Louis Leskovec – 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,
It is good to be back again. We are grateful to God for His love and protection; and we pray that things get much better for us to experience the fullness of our church life. May we continue to look into the future with hope, trusting that the Lord is in control of our lives. May we find peace in Christ.
I have good news for you. Our parish is blessed to have Deacon Joseph Di Loreto assigned to us. Deacon Joe is a Permanent Deacon who has been married to his wife Maryann for 19years. We look forward to his ministry with us and we welcome him and his wife to our Parish.
Many blessings,
Fr. Andrew

PARISH NEWS
Peacefully on May 22, 2021, Rev. Msgr. Paul Boucher passed away at St. Joseph’s Villa. Fr. Paul was Pastor at St. John from 1998 to 2014 when he retired. On behalf of our parish, we extend our prayers and condolences to his family and friends. We pray that Fr. Paul will receive the reward of a good and faithful servant and rejoice in the presence of God for all eternity.
Msgr. Paul Boucher Obituary – Hamilton, ON | P.X. Dermody Funeral Homes (dermodys.com)

CHURCH GARDENS
We have been working to improve the exterior of our buildings. Over the past few months, overgrown bushes have been removed and new plants and mulch have been added to the gardens on the west side of the Church. We will continue to work throughout the summer.
City crews removed an unhealthy tree from the Edgemont St side of the property. Branches were removed from other trees as well. A new tree will eventually replace the one that was removed.

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 to experience that “feel good shopping” atmosphere as you walk among our numerous 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.

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.

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)

REEL JUSTICE FILM FESTIVAL
The Reel Justice Film Festival is back for another year! A partnership between the Bishop Farrell Library & Archives and Development and Peace, the Reel Justice Film Festival shines a spotlight on issues of social, political, and economic injustice. Details and the full schedule can be found at: reeljusticefilmfestival.wordpress.com. This year the festival is going virtual! All of the films will be available online. RSVP online or by email at library@hamiltondiocese.com.
Get In The Way: The John Lewis Story – June 24 at 7 pm – Political action and civil rights.
RSVP to secure your spot at any of the virtual screenings. No charge.

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.
June 7 – Rev. George Stortz
June 8 – Rev. Robert Hetu
June 9 – Parish Staff
June 10 – Rev. Robert Stainsby
June 11 – Rev. Mark Sullivan
June 12 – Most Rev. Wayne Lobsinger
June 14 – Rev. Naveed Arif, O.P.
June 15 – Rev. Piotr Golinski
June 16 – Sisters of Social Service
June 17 – Rev. Phillip E. Cook
June 18 – Very Rev. Lukasz Kopaniak, S.A.C.
June 19 – Rev. Kevin D’Souza

VOCATIONS
Today’s readings remind us that great things often have small beginnings. If you feel God is calling you to be a priest, religious, or permanent deacon, call Fr. Michael King, Director of Vocations, Diocese of Hamilton, 905-528-7988 ext. 2246.
Email: vocations@hamiltondiocese.com                           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!

MARRIAGE SUPPORT
Is your marriage experiencing more trouble than joy, feeling stagnant or disconnected and/or causing you worries?  The solution is Retrouvaille – a program for married couples facing difficult challenges in their relationship.  Retrouvaille has one purpose: to help couples restore their marriage and rebuild a loving partnership.  This is a practical program, where sharing is not required except between the couple themselves, designed to improve communication, build stronger marriages, and help couples reconnect. It also works well for couples who may be considering separation or divorce. Retrouvaille is offering their weekends by zoom offering more possibilities for engagement.  For more information call 905-664-5212 or email teamrecine@gmail.com.

Do you need support after an abortion? Either your own, or someone else’s? Do you feel alone, emotional, or angry? Project Rachel is available to help. This confidential service allows people to work through their feelings on an individual basis, with a trained counsellor, to find hope and healing. Please contact us at 905-526-1999 or toll free at 1-888-385-3850.