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

Sunday May 26, 2019

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6th SUNDAY OF EASTER

Refrain for the Responsorial Psalm:
“Let the people praise You, O God, let all the peoples praise You.”

MASS SCHEDULE

Wednesday May 29
7 :00 p.m. Mass
+Amy Olsson – Molly Fine
Intentions of Harry Traini – Pierina Pascucci

Thursday May 30
8:30 a.m. Mass
Intentions of Fred Cunningham – Grace Advento

Saturday June 1
5:15 p.m. Mass
+John Gibbons – Gibbons Family
+John Dunne – Jim and Elizabeth DiCecca
+George Gordon – Trudy Tombolini
+Ronald Jamieson – Mary Jamieson and family

Sunday June 2
9:30 a.m.  Mass
For our parishioners

Sanctuary Lamp burns
In memory of Fr. Valeriote – Palma Bomben and family
In memory of Ronald Jamieson – Mary 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.
(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 Sunday 9:30 a.m. Mass. Invite friends and family.  All children welcome.
Please encourage your children to participate.

COOKIES, COFFEE AND CONVERSATION
will be held on the first Sunday of the month after the 9:30 a.m. Mass. The last one for the season will be June 2. We invite you to join us again in September.

PARISH OFFICE will be closed Tuesday May 28th.

FROM THE PASTOR’S DESK

Dear Parishioners,
Thank you to all who made it to our Town Hall Meeting it was great!

PARISH GROWTH: We talked about the need to revitalize St. John Parish and grow. We all feel our wonderful parish needs revitalization and growth. One blessing we have to help us attain this goal of revitalization and growth is the ONE HEART ONE SOUL CAPITAL CAMPAIGN.  It would help us raise funds to cater for the major needs of our parish. It will also help us engage our Christian life of sharing our time, talent and resources in order to better serve the church and the community around us.

St. Johns is part of the FIRST WAVE of the Campaign. We shall start preparing grounds for the campaign next month June. However, the actual Campaign starts close to the end of the year 2019. The whole campaign will take a 3 year span.  We have to raise $178,700.00 over 3 years for the campaign and we get to keep 70% of the funds for our needs. We can use the money for various needs of our parish. We will all need to give a little extra when the time comes, No Pressure!

God Bless,  Fr. Andrew

THE HAMILTON MOUNTAIN FARMER’S MARKET
Sponsored by Sacred Heart Church.
Starts May 18 – 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 – 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 witin our 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.

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.

PRAYERS FOR VOCATIONS
Parishioners are kindly asked to pray for these Priests on the appointed day.
Monday May 27 – Most Rev. Anthony Tonnos
Tuesday May 28 – Rev. Luc Payette
Wednesday May 29 – Catholic Teachers
Thursday May 30 – Most Rev. Matthew Ustrzycki
Friday May 31 – Rev. Anthony Azzopardi
Saturday June 1 – Rev. Gordian Okpuruka                                                                 

VOCATION VIEW
It is not that talents add up to a vocation; but that a Vocation brings talents. The Spirit of God lives within you!
Whoever loves me will keep my word, and my Father will love him and we will come to him. How will I respond to that love? Am I being called to the priesthood or religious consecrated life? 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:  $1,668.00
Loose:                                      $   198.70
Pre-authorized Offering:       $   442.46
Total:                                         $2,309.16
Plant Sale: $1,716.00

STEWARDSHIP REFLECTIONS
“…do not let your hearts be troubled or afraid.” John 14:27
Our limited human understanding cannot begin to understand the immense power of God. Instead of trusting in God, we think we can control every outcome. Do you want to make God laugh? Tell Him your plans. The next time worry, anxiety or fear creeps in, thank God for all He has given you and trust that He has a better plan for you.

SPIRITUAL REFLECTION – FROM MOTHER TERESA
We think sometimes that poverty is only being hungry, naked and homeless. The poverty of being unwanted, unloved and uncared for is the greatest poverty. We must start in our own homes to remedy this kind of poverty.

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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