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

Sunday May 19, 2019

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 5th SUNDAY OF EASTER

Refrain for the Responsorial Psalm:
“I will bless Your name forever, my king and my God.”

MASS SCHEDULE

Wednesday May 22
7 :00 p.m. Mass
+Art Faguy – Marylou and Tony Lawlor

Thursday May 23
9:30 a.m. School Mass with May Crowning

Saturday May 25
4:30 p.m. Confession
5:15 p.m. Mass
+Chilton and Audrey Selke – Gibbons Family
+In Memory of Marilyn Campbell – Lawrence Campbell and family
+George Gordon – Trudy Tombolini

Sunday May 26
9:30 a.m.  Mass for our parishioners

Sanctuary Lamp burns in memory of the Barazza Family – Rita

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
Children’s Liturgy takes place every week during the 9:30 a.m. Mass.
All children welcome. Please encourage your children to participate.

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

THE OFFICE will be closed Monday, May 20th, for Victoria Day.

FROM THE PASTOR’S DESK

Hello my friends,
Please join us on Thursday morning for a special School Mass at 9:30 a.m., with the Crowning of Our Blessed Virgin Mary.
Also remember the Town Hall Meeting Thursday evening at 7:30 p.m. in the Church Hall.

Many blessings to you!
Fr. Andrew                                  

CWL MEETING
Tuesday, May 21st, 2019 in the Church Hall at. 1:00 p.m.  All Ladies are welcome.

TOWN HALL MEETING
Thursday May 23 at 7:30 p.m. 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. All welcome.

THE SOCIETY OF ST. VINCENT DE PAUL
Will be hosting their 14th Annual Dinner/Dance and Silent Auction evening on Friday, May 24th. It will be held 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 Parish
Saturdays 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.

HAMILTON RIGHT TO LIFE
Remember to take a baby bottle and fill it with loose change or bills and return it by Father’s Day.

SUMMER 2019 PILGRIMAGE TO OUR LADY OF THE CAPE – QUEBEC. SUNDAY AUGUST 18 to WEDNESDAY AUGUST 21
The cost is $430.00, add $120.00 for a private room.
Non-refundable deposit of $150.00, balance due May 31, 2019.
Price includes: transportation with Badder Bus Service Ltd., all accommodations, most meals.
Required: Medical Travel Insurance. (not responsible for health situations arising during the pilgrimage).
On Day 1 bring a bagged lunch.
Departure: August 18, at 5:30 a.m. Return: August 21, 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.

CATHOLIC CEMETERIES UPCOMING MEMORIAL MASSES
On Saturday, June 1st at 11:00 a.m., Most Reverend Anthony Tonnos, Bishop Emeritus of Hamilton, will celebrate the annual Memorial Mass at Resurrection Cemetery, 254 Garner Road West, Ancaster.
For more information please call 905-304-9138, or visit www.thecatholiccemeteries.ca.
On Saturday, June 8th, at 11:00 a.m., Most Reverend Douglas Crosby, OMI, Bishop of Hamilton, will celebrate the annual Memorial Mass at Gate of Heaven Cemetery, 580 Old York Road (at Snake Road), Burlington.
For more information, please call 905-690-7547 or visit www.thecatholiccemeteries.ca.

IGNATIUS JESUIT CENTRE UPCOMING EVENTS
Land Blessing June 2,
Retreats on June 14-16
The Little Prince, facilitated by Greg Kennedy.
Finding Your Way, facilitated by Paul Panaretos.
Waters 8 Day Retreats, August 1-9, August 21-29. Getting Back to the Garden: Contemplative Work on the Land August 11-19.
Register on line at loyolahouse.com  or contact registration@gignatiusguelph.ca or by calling 519-824-1250, ext 266.

PRAYERS FOR VOCATIONS
Parishioners are kindly asked to pray for these Priests on the appointed day.
Monday May 20 – Rev. Frank Freitas
Tuesday May 21 – Rev. William Foote
Wednesday May 22 – Institute of Kkottongnae Sisters of Jesus
Thursday May 23 – Rev. Lourdy Dorismond
Friday May 24 – Rev. Michael Isabelle
Saturday May – Rev. Antonio Cunha

VOCATION VIEW
Can you imagine a country running on Jesus’ one law of “love one another”? No wars. No hunger. No thirst. No jealousy.
Only loving followers of Jesus.
The new commandment of love is required of everyone who follows the risen Lord. How do you fulfill the commandment? If you think God is calling you contact Fr. Michael King, Diocese of Hamilton. 905-528-7988 ext. 2246. E-mail vocations@hamiltondiocese.com

OUR STEWARDSHIP
Sunday Regular Collection:  $1,824.00
Loose:                                      $   171.80
Pre-authorized Offering:      $   442.46
Total:                                        $2,438.26

STEWARDSHIP REFLECTIONS
“I give you a new commandment: love one another. As I have loved you, so you also should love one another.” John 13:34
It is easy to love someone when they love you back. But it takes strength and courage to love someone when we feel unappreciated, used or feel our opinion doesn’t matter. It takes courage to “love my neighbour” when he may be someone I don’t like, someone I don’t know or someone that doesn’t look like me.

SPIRITUAL REFLECTION – FROM MOTHER TERESA
The greatest disease in the West today is not TB or leprosy; it is being unwanted, unloved, and uncared for. We can cure physical diseases with medicine, but the only cure for loneliness, despair, and hopelessness is love. There are many in the world who are dying for a piece of bread but there are many more dying for a little love. The poverty in the West is a different kind of poverty – it is not only a poverty of loneliness but also of spirituality. There’s a hunger for love, as there is a hunger for God.”

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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