128 Edgemont St S, Hamilton, ON - T: (905) 544-2100

Sunday May 12, 2019

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4th SUNDAY OF EASTER
WORLD DAY OF PRAYER FOR VOCATIONS

Refrain for the Responsorial Psalm:
“We are His people; the sheep of His pasture.”

MASS SCHEDULE

Wednesday May 15
7 :00 p.m. Mass
+Ana and Louis Leskovec – Sophie and Drago Konjevic

Thursday May 16
8:30 a.m. Mass
+ Elizabeth Rohner – Stephen Matysik

Saturday May 18
5:15 p.m. Mass
+Kay Sexton – Lawrence Campbell and family
+Maria Giuseppina Riverso – Antonia Frisina
+Ugo Padoin – Pierina Pascucci
+George Gordon – Trudy Tombolini

Sunday May 12
9:30 a.m.  For our Parishioners

Sanctuary Lamp burns in memory of Leone Creechan
MaryAnne Creechan

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.

MASS INTENTIONS
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.

SANCTUARY LAMP
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.

VOTIVE CANDLES
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.

PRAYER NETWORK
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.

CHILDREN’S LITURGY
The Children’s Liturgy takes place every week at the 9:30 a.m. Mass. Invite friends and family.  All children welcome.
Please encourage your children to participate.

COOKIES, COFFEE AND CONVERSATION
This event will be held in the Church Hall on the first Sunday of each month after the 9:30 a.m. Mass.

THE OFFICE will be closed Wednesday, May 15 and Friday, May17 in the morning only. The office will be open from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. on those days.

FROM THE PASTOR’S DESK

Dear Parishioners,
One of the wonders God has gifted to the world is Motherhood. It is a powerful source of love and life. Motherhood for me is not an activity but a quality. I think a mother is not just one who has been able to birth a child, true motherhood for me is a woman who shares her inner abilities of care, love and compassion with others in a life-giving and flourishing way. May all women emulate the life of Mary our mother. We pray for responsible, loving and caring mothers in the world. God bless All and Happy Mothers’ Day!!!

Parish Information Session: a special information session about our parish would take place Thursday, 23rd May at 7:30 in the Parish Hall. Topics include: Parish improvement, One Heart, One Soul Campaign, Question and Answers about our Parish. If you wish to see our parish become an amazing parish don’t miss the event.

Many blessings to you!
Fr. Andrew                                                     

THE SOCIETY OF ST. VINCENT DE PAUL
Their 14th Annual Dinner/Dance and Silent Auction evening will take place on Friday, May 24th at Michelangelo’s Banquet Centre, 1555 Upper Ottawa Street in Hamilton. Tickets are $50 each and doors open at 6:00 pm. Tickets include a 5-course dinner, interesting silent auction items and door prizes. All proceeds will go to support the work of the St. Vincent De Paul Society. For more information or to order tickets please call Jack Springstead at 905-531-9888.

THE HAMILTON MOUNTAIN FARMER’S MARKET
Sponsored by Sacred Heart Church. The market runs from May 18 to November 2019, 7:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.  All produce is grown or produced on local area farms and sold by the farmers.
It is located at the corner of Viewpoint and Mountain Park Avenues on the Sacred Heart Church parking lot.  (One block west of the Juravinski Hospital, on the Mountain Brow.) Come out and support the farmers and enjoy the fresh seasonal produce.

DAY OF PRAYER
St. Catherine of Siena Parish (Corpus Christi Site), 1694 Upper James Street. The date is May 17th, 2019. Mass at 9:00 a.m. (followed with fellowship (muffins & coffee/tea).
Presenters: Sister Elaine Arsenault and Rita Carriere.
“Jesus Speaks to me in the Silence of My Heart”. God is always ready to have a conversation with us. We just have to show up.  This prayer day is devoted to: Silence,  Prayer,  Meditation,  Word of God.
To register please call 905-388-3966 or e-mail sssperthshire@sympatico.ca
Suggested Offering $25.00.  Please bring a bag lunch and coffee mug.

SUMMER 2019 PILGRIMAGE TO OUR LADY OF THE CAPE – QUEBEC
SUNDAY AUGUST 18 – WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 21
The cost is $430.00, add $120.00 for a private room.  Non-refundable deposit of $150.00, with balance due May 31, 2019.
Price includes: transportation with Badder Bus Service Ltd., all accommodations and most meals.
Required: Medical Travel Insurance (not responsible for health situations arising while on pilgrimage).
On day 1 bring a bagged lunch.
Departure: August 18 at 5:30 a.m. Return: August 21, at 9:45 p.m. Annunciation of Our Lord Parish, 280 Limeridge Rd. West, Hamilton.
See posters at the doors.
Call Bev Traina at 905-575-0145 or Jay Nelligan at 905-537-9121.

THE ST.VINCENT DE PAUL  SOCIETY
is happy to report that our recent Easter Supper was a big success!!! We would like to thank Fr. Andrew for his support and Rina and Lisa for their administrative assistance. We would also like to thank our generous parishioners for their financial help, the grade 7 students from St. John the Baptist School for being outstanding servers, the Catholic Women’s League for their delicious desserts and the many volunteers who contributed their time and talent. According to our calculations approximately 100 persons enjoyed a tasty dinner. Surplus funds from this year’s dinner will go toward next year’s dinner. Thank you to all who attended.

PRAYERS FOR VOCATIONS
Parishioners are kindly asked to pray for these Priests on the appointed day.
Monday May 13 – Rev. Ronald Hodara
Tuesday May 14 – Rev. Ireneusz Koziak
Wednesday May – 15 Society of Christ
Thursday May 16 – Rev. Edward Hinsperger
Friday May 17 – Very Rev. Peter Tuyen Nguyen
Saturday May 18 – Rev. Malcolm Katzenberger

VOCATION VIEW
On this Good Shepherd Sunday, we celebrate the World Day of Prayer for Vocations. Pray for an increase in vocations to the priesthood, diaconate, and religious consecrated life, especially for our diocese, that God will raise up good shepherds in our midst.
If you think God is calling you, contact Fr. Michael King, Diocese of Hamilton at 905-528-7988 ext. 2246.
E-mail vocations@hamiltondiocese.com

OUR STEWARDSHIP
Sunday Regular Collection:  $2,499.00
Loose:                                      $   304.00
Pre-authorized Offering:       $   442.46
Total:                                         $3,245.46

STEWARDSHIP REFLECTIONS
“The disciples were filled with joy and the Holy Spirit.” Acts 13:52
The disciples heard Our Lord’s call and were able to spread the Gospel message with strength and vitality. We, too, can experience that same joy if we make room for the Holy Spirit to fill our hearts. When we use our gifts in the way that God intends, He fills us with supernatural joy. A joy that others notice and are attracted to.

SPIRITUAL REFLECTION – FROM MOTHER TERESA
“I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.”

COLUMBUS CLUB OF HAMILTON
Managed by:
Father. J. Fergus Duffy Council 1454 Charities
Consider us for your next special occasion event:
* Celebration of Life * Weddings * Meetings *
* Stag & Does * Fund Raisers and more *
We provide:
* Reasonable rates * 2 Banquet rooms * Capacities up to 300 *
* Free overnight parking * Separate entrances and washrooms *
* Kitchen, air conditioned *

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
E-mail:stjohnhamilton@hamiltondiocese.com
Face book: St. John the Baptist Roman Catholic Parish
www.stjohnthebaptisthamilton.ca
Phone: 905-544-2100
Office hours: Tuesday to Friday, 9 am-12 pm and 1-4 pm

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