Sunday June 23, 2019
SOLEMNITY OF THE MOST HOLY BODY AND BLOOD OF CHRIST
Refrain for the Responsorial Psalm:
“You are a priest forever, according to the order of Melchizedek.”
Monday June 24
9:30 a.m. School Mass
Intentions of St. John the Baptist School staff and students
Wednesday June 26
7 :00 p.m. Mass
+Vittorio Cantagalli – Requested by Arthur J. Di Croce
+Fred Cunningham – Requested by John and Janice Dobrowolski
Thursday June 27
8:30 a.m. Mass
For the Intentions of Msgr. Francis and Fr. Andrew
Saturday June 29
4:30 p.m. Confession
5:15 p.m. Mass
+Giuseppo Martiniello – Requested by Angela and family
+Fred Cunningham – Requested by Palma Bomben and family
+John Quaglia – Requested by Anna Quaglia
Sunday June 30
9:30 a.m. Mass
For our Parishioners
Sanctuary Lamp burns in memory of Nicolina and Joseph Savelli
– Requested by Joe and Sandra Savelli
THIS WEEK WE WELCOME FR. RALPH DIODATI
Fr. Ralph will be celebrating the weekday Masses while Fr. Andrew is away for a few days.
The office will be closed Monday.
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.
The final Children’s Liturgy for the year will be June 23. 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. The next one will be September 1, 2019.
THE CATHOLIC REGISTER
Please take a copy of 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 Mass!
PLEASE REMEMBER to check the bulletin boards for updates on events.
Remaining Sunday Missals for 2018-2019 are available for $2.50 at the King Street entrance. These Missals are good until November 24, 2019.
ST. JOHN THE BAPTIST PICNIC
It will be held today, Sunday, June 23rd, after Mass on the grounds of St. John’s Church. Please join us.
FROM THE PASTOR’S DESK
CORPUS CHRISTI: This weekend we have the privilege to celebrate the Solemnity of the Body and Blood of Christ. The Eucharist brings us to have a personal encounter with Christ. Let’s use this weekend to deepen our personal relationship with Christ as well as our communal relationship with Him who is our Life and Salvation.
HAPPY FEAST DAY!! As we celebrate our Parish Feast Day (the Nativity of St. John the Baptist) we pray that God will help us draw people to Christ. May St. John intercede for us.
CONGRATULATIONS: To all our grade 8’s who are graduating this month. We pray for God’s blessings and protection for them as they continue to navigate life. We continue to pray that God will make them responsible people.
ITALIAN LANGUAGE CLASSES: will be held at St. James the Apostle Elementary School (29 John Murray Street, Stoney Creek). For students J.K. to Grade 8 from Monday to Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 11:30 p.m. for the month of July 2019. Registation for the Summer Program will begin on Tuesday, July 2, 2019 from 9:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Come learn a new language and experience a new culture! For more information please call 905-527-3400 or see web-site at www.italianculture.ca. See posters at the entrances of the door.
LEGACY MATTERS WORKSHOP
ARE YOU LEAVING A LEGACY OR A MESS?
Join us for this must attend workshop and discover the peace of mind that comes with being prepared. This is something we don’t want to think about or talk about, but it is a very important topic to talk about.
P.X. Dermody invite you to a complimentary workshop event dealing with the things that really matter in life pertaining to Final Planning & Estate Organization. Join us at this interactive event as our panel of experts share valuable information on the importance of documentation and being prepared. We will cover vital topics such as wills, probate and advance planning. Protecting your family can be as simple as ensuring your wishes are known and that your personal matters are updated and in order. Each seminar participant will receive a free personal planning guide for recording all their pertinent information. Please join us.
At this workshop you will learn: The essential duties of an executor & how to best choose one. How to effectively & efficiently settle an estate. The vital importance of proper documentation. Tips and strategies for avoiding the pitfalls of leaving a messy estate. The facts & myths regarding probate, and much more. Tuesday, June 25 – 11:00 a.m. -12:30 p.m. or 6:30 – 8:00 p.m. here at St. John The Baptist Church Hall. RSVP Gordon, P.X. Dermody at 905-570-5910 or the Rectory 905-544-2100. Just come to satisfy your curiosity, you have nothing to lose.
PRAYERS FOR VOCATIONS
Parishioners are kindly asked to pray for these Priests on the appointed day.
Monday June 24 – Rev. Don Sanvido
Tuesday June 25 – Rev. Ken Miskiewicz
Wednesday June 26 – Comboni Missionaries
Thursday June 27 – Rev. Terrence Sehl
Friday June 28 – Rev. Michael Anderson
Saturday June 29 – Rev. Edward Mahony
“Food usually becomes more when it is given than when it is taken. The more Jesus is given, the more we share Him, the more He increases.”
Jesus has given us His Body to eat and His Blood to drink so as to nourish us on our journey towards the Kingdom. May we be faithful to Him on our journey as a married, single, ordained or consecrated person.
If you think God is calling you contact Fr. Michael King, Vocation Director, Diocese of Hamilton. 905-528-7988 ext. 2246.
Sunday Regular Collection: $1,440.15
Loose: $ 186.80
Pre-authorized Offering: $ 442.46
“They all ate and were satisfied. And when the leftover fragments were picked up, they filled twelve wicker baskets.” Luke 9:17
The story of the Loaves and Fishes shows us that when we share what we have, even if it doesn’t seem like that much, miracles can happen! Do not think that your gift is too small or insignificant! God blesses all the gifts we offer and makes them wondrous.
SPIRITUAL REFLECTION – FROM MOTHER TERESA
“We ourselves feel that what we are doing is just a drop in the ocean. But the ocean would be less because of that missing drop.”
COLUMBUS CLUB OF HAMILTON
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* Reasonable rates * 2 Banquet rooms * Capacities up to 300 *
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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