Thirteenth 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 27 to July 3 –
Lamp burns in memory of Giuseppe and for the intentions of Angela Martiniello.

Mass Intentions
Saturday, June 26
† In memory of Tony Suhadolc – Jim and Elizabeth DiCecca
† In memory of Tommy Simon Hoang – Loving Family
† In memory of Elizabeth Augustyn – Judy Kovacs
† In memory of Giovanna Macaluso – Dale and Ginette Howatt and family

Wednesday, June 30
† In memory of Msgr. Paul Boucher – John and Mary Fioravanti

Thursday, July 1
† In memory of Albert Kerekes – Steinbach family
† In memory of Steven Jones – Loving parents
† In memory of Giuseppe Martiniello – Angela and family

Saturday, July 3
† In memory of Annina Stinellis – Antoinette and Giuseppe Fanara
† In memory of Josephine Ragona – Ginette Howatt 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.

Please call the Parish office for the following Pastoral services – car blessing, home blessing, Communion to families who are homebound, and Anointing of the Sick.

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.

Our Capital Campaign is still on and will end May of 2022. These are the details so far:
Baseline Goal: $206,000
Total money pledged: $136,080
Total money paid: $100,773
We hope to use the money raised by this campaign to promote Youth Ministry in the Parish, improve accessibility for the Parish Hall, renovate the Church entrances, install an electric sign, and install projectors and screens in the hall and Church.
Thank you to all who are participating.
But we need more support! Please consider donating or increasing your donation to help us achieve our goals. Contact the office for information.
God bless everyone.

We are currently working to improve our website – to make it more engaging and user-friendly. If you have knowledge of website design and would like to help us, please contact the office to speak with Fr Andrew.

We are looking for people interested in improving the look of our Church. Members would have the opportunity to work inside and/or outside – choosing and caring for plants in the gardens as well as decorating inside the Church. Please contact the office if you are interested.

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!
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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.

Volunteers are needed for the VON of Hamilton Organization as drivers for the Meals on Wheels program, delivering hot or frozen meals to our community members in need. The need is greatest in the downtown core, leaving from 400 Victoria Ave. North. Meals on Wheels runs Monday to Friday between 11-1pm. If you are interested, please contact Allison Vuckovich-Bell at 289-680-3459.

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 (

Latest Heart to Heart from Bishop Crosby, OMI – Diocese of Hamilton (

On Thursday, July 1, at Masses throughout the Diocese, we will pray the Act of Entrustment to St. Joseph. You are invited to pray the prayer as part of your daily prayer. During this year dedicated to St. Joseph, we turn to him, Protector of the Holy Family, Patron of the Universal Church and of Canada; we entrust ourselves to him as our inspiration and guide in living an authentic Christian life!

Act of Entrustment
O loving and humble Saint Joseph,
Protector of the Holy Family and Patron of the Universal Church and of Canada,
we honour you as the model of Christian virtues and entrust ourselves to you as our inspiration and guide in living an authentic Christian life.
Modelled after you, whom the Scriptures call the Just man,
draw us closer to the Sacred Heart of Jesus and to the Immaculate Heart of Mary,
that we may easily turn to the Lord in every circumstance of our lives and, consecrated to Him,
we may know, in our vocation, the peace and joy of a holy life.
A man of listening and of action,
you who have always been so attentive to the voice of the Lord and to the fulfilling of His will,
help us to discern the signs of the times and to engage in the transformation of our world.
Husband, father and worker, in solidarity with the human condition,
teach us how to be faithful to our baptismal promises
and sensitive to the sufferings and needs of our sisters and brothers.
A man of great faith, unshakeable hope and a heart burning with charity,
come to the aid of the Church and our country,
watch over the elderly, the weak and the infirm, protect our children and families,
and sustain those who give of themselves selflessly in pastoral and health care.
Merciful and compassionate companion on our journey,
you who know the burdens weighing heavily on our hearts,
intercede for our many needs, so that, by your powerful prayer,
we may be delivered from the many dangers that surround us
so as to experience safety and solace in the Lord and, at the hour of our death,
come at last to the glory of our eternal home.

If you would like to attend Mass on Canada Day, July 1, at St. John the Baptist Parish, please join us at 8:30 am. Enter through the Edgemont St doors.

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 28 – Most Rev. Douglas Crosby, O.M.I.
June 29 – Rev. Msgr. Martin Vallely
June 30 – Holy Ghost Congregation (Spiritans) (C.S.Sp.)
July 1 – Rev. Jacek Kryn, S.A.C.
July 2 – Rev. Janusz Roginski, S.A.C.
July 3 – Most Rev. Matthew Ustrzycki

Jesus healed Jairus’ daughter by saying “Talitha cum” which means “little girl, get up!”. Has the Lord called you to get up and walk? Perhaps Jesus wants you to help others get up and walk.  If you feel God is calling you to priesthood, religious life or the deaconate, call Fr. Michael King, Director of Vocations, Diocese of Hamilton, 905-528-7988 ext. 2246.
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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.

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!