Sunday March 10, 2019
1ST SUNDAY IN LENT
Refrain for the Responsorial Psalm
“Be with me, Lord, when I am in trouble.”
Wednesday, March 13
8:30 a.m. NO MORNING MASS
7:00 p.m. Stations of the Cross and Mass
+Matteo de la Cruz – Rosalinda Forten
Thursday, March 14
8:30 a.m. Special Intentions of Fr. Andrew and Msg. Francis
Saturday, March 16
+Frank Iorno and family – Lina Orrico
+Vittorio Settimi – Maria Cesarini and family
+Deceased Members of the Valeriote Family – Palma and family
+Maria Giuseppina Riverso – Maria Theresa DiFelice and family
Sunday, March 17
9:30 a.m. Our Parishioners
Sanctuary Lamp burns in memory of Ed Pecho – Gerry and family.
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.
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.
COOKIES, COFFEE AND CONVERSATION
Will be held on the first Sunday of the month after the 9:30 a.m. Mass.
Also remember to check the bulletin boards for updates on events etc.
CHILDREN’S LITURGY – SPREAD THE WORD
The Children’s Liturgy is every week at the 9:30 a.m. Mass. Invite friends and family to Mass. All children welcome. Please encourage your children to participate.
Our next meeting will be Tuesday, March 19 in the Church Hall at 1:00 p.m. Yearly dues can be brought in then. $25.00.
SPECIAL EVENTS HAPPENING
During Lent we will be having Stations of the Cross on Wednesday evenings at 7:00 p.m. *After Lent, this will be the new time of Wednesday’s daily Mass, to allow workers to share in a weekday Mass.
There will also be Eucharistic Adoration on the first Wednesday of every month after the Mass.
St. Vincent de Paul Dinner April 13.
Celebration of Confirmation and First Communion coming soon.
FROM THE PASTOR’S DESK
Grace of the season be with you!
Lent is here with us. It is a time of renewal and growth in our faith life. It is also a time to deepen our relationship with God and with one another through Prayer, Fasting and Almsgiving. Let us all use this opportunity to make time for or spiritual lives.
Stations of the Cross: is every Wednesday 7:00 p.m. during Lent, please make time to attend. A Mass to follow. There will be a sign-up sheet at the doors of the Church to lead the Stations of the Cross.
Have a grace-filled Lent!
Your servant in Christ: Andrew
ALTAR SERVERS NEEDED – BOYS & GIRLS. If you are in Grade 3 or above and are interested, please contact the Rectory at 905-544-2100.
INCOME TAX RECEIPTS
Income tax receipts for 2018 have been mailed out. If you have questions, please contact Lisa at the office as soon as possible.
ALTAR SERVERS and EXTRA ORDINARY MINISTERS
New schedules have been e-mailed out, but there are copies at the back of the Church at the King Street entrance.
DIOCESAN WEDDING ANNIVERSARY MASS
Please see the poster at the King Street doors for registration. Sunday, June 9th, 2019 at 1:30 p.m. at the Cathedral Basilica of Christ the King. This is for couples celebrating their 25th, 40th, 50th, or 60th year (or more) of marriage in the year 2019.
FEAST OF ST. JOSEPH
This will be celebrated on Tuesday, March 19th at Our Lady of All Souls Church, 21 Barton Street West, Hamilton, with a solemn Mass at 11:00 a.m., followed by the traditional “Table of St. Joseph” in the parish hall. Novena begins on March 10th in the Church.
Everyone is welcome!
FR. J. FERGUS DUFFY COUNCIL 1454 CHARITIES
ST. JOSEPH’S FEAST
Once again, our annual St. Joseph’s Feast will be on St. Patrick’s Day Sunday, March 17, 2019. All Proceeds to Support our local parishes of St. John the Baptist and St. Eugene.
The details are as follows: Sunday March 17, 2019 at 222 Queenston Rd. Hamilton. Start time is 12:30 p.m.
PRAYERS FOR VOCATIONS
Parishioners are kindly asked to pray for these Priests on the appointed day.
Monday March 11 – Rev. Edwin Lapinski
Tuesday March 12 – Rev. Patrick McKelvie
Wednesday March 13 – Legionaries of Christ
Thursday March 14 – Rev. David Mowat
Friday Mar. 15 – Rev. Peter Pigott
Saturday Mar. 16 – Rev. Frank Reitzel
The world tempts us to grab all we can. Even food becomes more when it is given than when it is taken. Follow Jesus: be a giver.
Jesus was led by the Holy Spirit into the desert for forty days of prayer and fasting. Are you open to being led by the Holy Spirit into the life-commitment God has prepared for you?
If you think God is calling you, contact Fr. Michael King, Diocese of Hamilton, at 905-528-7988 ext. 2246.
Sunday Regular Collection: $ 3,814.00
Loose: $ 191.65
Pre-authorized Offering: $ 442.46
Total: $ 4,448.11
“I have now brought you the first fruits of the products of the soil which you, O lord, have given to me.” Deuteronomy 26:10
This line from the Old Testament offers two challenges. First, do you give to God from your “first fruits”, the best that you have to offer, or do you give from what is leftover? Second, do you recognize that everything you have has been given to you by God? Ask God for a grateful and generous heart, every day, in all circumstances.
KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS CLUB OF HAMILTON
Managed by: Fr. J. Fergus Duffy. Council 1454 Charities
Hall Rentals: 222 Queenston Road, Hamilton
Consider us for your next special occasion event.
Celebration of Life, Weddings, Stag & Does, Meetings, Fund Raisers and more. Reasonable rates.
Two banquet rooms. Capacities up to 300.
Separate entrances and washrooms.
Free overnight parking.
Kitchen and air conditioning.
Full catering services available.
Smart Serve bartender included (restrictions apply).
Call us at 905-961-7348.
100% of proceeds go back into our community.
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