Sunday March 17, 2019
SECOND SUNDAY IN LENT
Refrain for the Responsorial Psalm:
“The Lord is my light and my salvation.”
Wednesday Mass, March 20
7:00 p.m. +Myrna Plaza – Rosalinda Forten
7:00 p.m. Stations of the Cross
Thursday, March 21
8:30a. m. +Gina Spina – Teresa Fiorino
Saturday, March 23
+Mario Sciascia – Mary and family
+Georgette Beaudin – Lou Beaudin
+Deceased members of the Parthenais Family – Lou Beaudin
+Mary Campbell – Lawrence Campbell and family
Sunday, March 24
9:30 a.m. For our Parishioners
Sanctuary Lamp burns for the special intentions of Lina Orrico.
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.
CHILDREN’S LITURGY – SPREAD THE WORD
The Children’s Liturgy takes place every week during 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 this Tuesday, March 19 at 1:00 p.m. in the Church Hall. 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.
Also, a new time of Wednesday’s daily Mass, 7:00 p.m., 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 Parish Dinner April 13- need our CWL Ladies to bake for this please.
Celebration of Confirmation & First Communion coming soon.
FROM THE PASTOR’S DESK
Hello Dear Friends,
Just a reminder of the Stations of the Cross taking placeevery Wednesday evening at 7:00 p.m. during Lent. Please make time to attend. A Mass to follow. We would like to give parishioners an opportunity to lead the Stations of the Cross. There will be a sign-up sheet at the doors of the Church.
Have a good week.
Your servant in Christ, Andrew.
IMPORTANT – ALTAR SERVERS NEEDED – BOYS & GIRLS
If you are in Grade 3 or above and are interested, please contact the Rectory at 905-544-2100.
ALTAR SERVERS AND EXTRAORDINARY MINISTERS
New schedules have been e-mailed out, but there are extra copies at the King Street entrance.
WE WISH FR. ANDREW A HAPPY BIRTHDAY THIS WEEK, MARCH 22ND
May God Bless you with Peace, Happiness and Good Health.
Love, your Parishioners.
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, TODAY March 17, 2019. All proceeds to support our local parishes, 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 18 – Rev. Harry Reitzel
Tuesday March 19 – Rev. Florian Stasinski
Wednesday March 20 – Sisters of Our Lady Immaculate
Thursday March 21 – Rev. Chester Chmurzynski
Friday Mar. 22 – Rev. Jim Valk
Saturday Mar. 23 – Rev. Raymond Reitzel
Peter, John and James had a mountaintop experience with Jesus by witnessing His transfiguration. We too can have a mountaintop experience when we open our minds and hearts to following God’s Will for our lives.
If you think God is calling you contact Fr. Michael King, Diocese of Hamilton, at 905-528-7988 ext. 2246.
Sunday Regular Collection: $1,607.20
Loose: $ 145.50
Pre-authorized Offering $ 442.46
Total: $ 2,195.16
“I am the Lord who brought you from Ur of the Chaldeans to give you this land as a possession.” Genesis 15:7
Just as the Lord gave Abraham, Moses and the Israelites a land to possess, He has also given each of us a home. Whether your home is grand or humble, it is a gift from God. Abraham prepared a great sacrifice to the Lord in gratitude for the home God gave him. How do you show your gratitude to God for the home He has given you? Do you make a sacrifice of any kind? Do you return any of your finances to God, investing equally in your eternal home just as you invest in your earthly home?
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