Sunday May 5, 2019
3RD SUNDAY OF EASTER
Refrain for the Responsorial Psalm:
“I will extol You, Lord, for You have raised me up.”
Wednesday May 8
7:00 p.m. Mass
Intentions of Ginette
Thursday May 9
8:30 a.m. Mass
Intentions for an end to violence and hatred among people.
Saturday May 11
5:15 p.m. Mass
Special Intentions on the 65th Wedding Anniversary of Klaas & Klasina Vanderbaaren – Bob and Julie Erdman
+In Memory of the Versace Family – Antonetta Frisina
+Sister Claudia Rossignoli – Palma Bomben & Family
Sunday May 12
9:30 a.m. Mass for our Parishioners
Sanctuary Lamp burns in memory of Alexander Gorecki – Mom and Brother
Sanctuary Lamp Burns in memory of Eddie Pecho – Gerry and Family
TODAY: We will have a member of the Financial Committee speaking about Pre-Authorized Giving. Please see insert.
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.
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.
THE OFFICE: will be closed Wednesday and Friday mornings for the next 2 weeks only. The office will be open from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. on those days.
FROM THE PASTOR’S DESK
Month of Mary: This month of Mary is dedicated to our Mother Mary; let us use the opportunity to grow in our devotion to her, honour her, seek her intercession emulate her life of faith.
Best Wishes: to Mary Ann Slowka who moves to another place of settlement. She has contributed to our parish community as an amazing parishioner and served on the Pastoral Council. She will be always in our hearts. We are grateful to her and wish her well in her new endeavours. She always has a home with us at St. John.
Capital Campaign: In view of building stronger and vibrant parishes, the whole diocese is embarking on a capital campaign to raise funds in support of our parishes and pastoral ministry in the diocese of Hamilton. We would be kindly asked to give a little extra that we used to if we can, or ask others who can help to support us. The target would be our general receipt for the year end (about 200,000). 75% of what we raise would stay in our parish to be used to revitalise our parish. Our parish would identify what our needs are and the funds would be put to that use. Moreover, the rest of the 25% would go into supporting Hospital Ministry, Prison Ministry, supporting immigrants, supporting less endowed parishes etc. Our Parish (St. Eugene and St. John) are in the first wave after those parishes who participated in the pilot wave. There would be a lot of engagement on this campaign starting this June. We shall need people to be part of a Capital Campaign Team, to help us make decisions, plan and raise funds. If you are interested please sign up at the door of the church or call the parish office at 905-544-2100.
Yours in Christ: Fr. Andrew.
SPRING IS HERE!
The Annual Plant & Yard Sale will be May 10 & 11. If you have any lightly used items, please donate for our sale. If you have perennial plants to donate, we have empty pots and soil if you need. Please call the Rectory or John van der Zalm at 905-920-2117.
THE SOCIETY OF ST. VINCENT DE PAUL
Is 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 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.
CWL MEMBERS 2019 MEMBERSHIP CARDS
Please pick up your 2019 membership card at the King St. entrance.
CATHOLIC EDUCATION WEEK
Our Message and Theme is Living as Joyful Disciples. This is both a challenge to us as well as an acknowledgment of the good things already happening in our lives as individuals and as Catholic school communities. While we reflect on the great gifts and achievements of the past, we must always remember that nothing is accomplished on our own.
That is why in this week we are reminded that we must remain rooted in prayer; prayer that first and foremost gives thanks to God for his great goodness. Prayer helps us to listen so that we may know and do His will. Think of the ways you pray. If we are rooted in prayer, it means prayer is where we begin and end. It is where our life and our growth comes from. It keeps us steady and focused. Because we want to follow Him, we do everything we can, as individuals and as communities, to stay rooted in prayer, to share the Good News and to live generously as joyful disciples. May we remain under the protection of the most joy-filled disciple, Mary, Mother of God, Mother of Jesus, and our Mother.
PRAYERS FOR VOCATIONS
Parishioners are kindly asked to pray for these Priests on the appointed day.
Monday May 6 – Rev. Ed Henhoeffer
Tuesday May 7 – Rev. Msgr. Pierre-Philippe Jean-Pierre
Wednesday May 8 – Our Parish Community
Thursday May 9 – Rev. Joseph Michel
Friday May 10 – Rev. Francis Salasiar
Saturday May 11 – Rev. Roshan Loy D’Souza
Let people know that Jesus has the solution. Cast your net on the other side of life. Listen to God’s Son, and tell the world what you hear!
How am I being called to feed the lambs of Jesus? Could it be as an ordained or consecrated person? If you think God is calling you contact Fr. Michael King, Diocese of Hamilton at 905-528-7988 ext. 2246.
Sunday Regular Collection: $1,505.25
Loose: $ 229.25
Pre-authorized Offering: $ 442.46
Confirmation Collection: $392.70
Communion Collection: $489.85
“Peter was distressed that Jesus had said to him a third time, ‘Do you love me?’ and he said to him, ‘Lord, you know everything, you know that I love you.’ Jesus said to him, ‘Feed my sheep’ ” John 21:17
All of us are challenged to show our love for Jesus and others. Discern how God is calling you to use your time in prayer, your talent in charitable works and your treasure to assist those who are in need. Remember that giving is an act of worship and helps advance the mission of our parish and greater Church.
COLUMBUS CLUB OF HAMILTON
Father. J. Fergus Duffy Council 1454 Charities
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* Celebration of Life * Weddings * Meetings *
* Stag & Does * Fund Raisers and more *
* 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
Face book: St. John the Baptist Roman Catholic Parish
Office hours: Tuesday to Friday, 9 am-12 pm and 1-4 pm
Three yearsago, St. John’s initiated a direct deposit process so parishioners’ offerings to the Church could be done through a simple banking process.
We would like to bring it to your attention once again. As you see in the bulletin, we still have this option for your offering.
For the parishioners that already use the direct deposit process please do not forget to review your pledged amount. Because of it’s ease in operation we may forget to reconsider what we give. It has been a few years since we started this system.
For parishioners that do not use direct deposit, please consider starting to use it. There is little if any risk to this process and if you properly review your finances you can easily keep track of your offerings.
Direct deposit is used by many people for utility bills, taxes, government cheques, etc. It is the way of many transactions today and will only continue to grow. It is safe and easy to use.
The benefit to both the parishioner and the Church are significant.
- It allows both the parishioner and the Church to give and receive a consistent offering every week.
- The parishioner no longer needs to remember to bring cash or a cheque with them weekly.
- It increases the safety of your donation. The counters no longer have to count as much cash at the Church as well as regularly carrying cash to the bank for the deposit. As the process evolves, we can change our annual collection envelope box to reflect only special collections, for those who use direct deposit.
Setting up direct deposit is quite simple. There is a copy of the direct deposit form in our bulletin to fill out. You also can contact the office and talk to Rina or Lisa, to request a form. If you would like help to fill the form out or if you have any questions about direct deposit, they can help you.
When completing the form, please identify the frequency of your offering, either being weekly or monthly and insert your email address so St. John’s will be able to contact you electronically.
Please seriously consider direct deposit. When the form is completed either return it to the office or you can send it in electronically to the church office. The email address is: firstname.lastname@example.org
If you have any questions please call the Church office at 905 544-2100.
The Finance Committee