All Saints Day
Saturday at 5:15 p.m.
Sunday at 9:30 a.m.
Wednesday at 7:00 p.m. (Please enter through the Edgemont St. doors.)
Thursday at 8:30 a.m. (Please enter through the Edgemont St. doors.)
Sacrament of Reconciliation – by appointment only. Please call the office.
November 1 to 7, 2020
Burns in memory of Al Frisina – Family
Burns in memory of John Peter and Mary van der Zalm – van der Zalm family
Mass Intentions for Saturday, October 31
† In Memory of Pasqua DiCenzo – Pierina Pascucci
† In Memory of Mary Gibbons – Palma Bomben and family
Mass Intentions for Wednesday, November 4
† In memory of John Peter and Mary van der Zalm – van der Zalm family
† In memory of deceased members of the Versace family – Antonia Frisina
† In memory of the souls in Purgatory – Lina Orrico
Special intentions for healing of Shelby and Dillon MacNeil – Diane and Mike MacNeil
Special Intentions for healing of Bob and Kerry Fry – Diane and Mike MacNeil
Mass Intentions for Thursday, November 5
† In Memory of Anna and Louis Leskovec and Alex Steinbach – Family
Please contact the Parish Office if you wish to have a Mass said, or have the Sanctuary Lamp burn, in memory of a loved one or for a special intention.
From the Pastor’s Desk
Grace, hope and peace be with you! The times are still uncertain and even unsettling, yet let us not lose hope. We know we have God and He will see us through. More than ever let us submit to God’s will and pay attention to His voice in the midst of the storm. He is our peace. We continue to thank God for blessings in the midst of suffering.
This weekend we congratulate the young children who made their First Reconciliation.
NEW CATHOLICS: We welcome Ms. Nicolette Ferreyra to St. John Parish. She joined 7 others at St. Eugene Parish to receive the “Easter Sacraments” on Tuesday 27th October, 2020.
GRATITUDE: Thank you to all who are volunteering to keep our parish open. Thank you to all who are donating to support our parish especially during these times. God bless you all abundantly.
GRATITUDE: Thank you to the members of the St. Vincent de Paul group in our parish who engage in remarkable works of charity within our Parish jurisdiction. May God bless them. Let us continue to support them in every way we can. Those interested to join should contact the Parish office.
BAZAAR: This year we are not able to have our bazaar due to the pandemic. Although it draws in a lot to funds to support our parish, we wish to show charity by cancelling to keep everyone safe. Thank you to all who usually get involved to make this fundraiser a success.
NEW RCIA CANDIDATES: First meeting for those interested in becoming Catholics or learning about the faith begins Tuesday November 24, 2020 at 7:30pm right after Mass at St. Eugene Parish. Please call the St. John or St. Eugene parish office to register.
CHRISTMAS MASSES REGISTRATION: This year due to covid-19 protocols, we are encouraged to register for the Christmas Masses so as to make due provision for parishioners and keep everyone safe. Please check the published Mass times in our bulletin, website, and bulletin boards and call the parish office to book your attendance.
Stay blessed and safe!
PARISH PRAYER NETWORK
If you have loved ones on the Prayer Network, please call Ginette at 905-746-9976 or the office at 905-544-2100 during the last week of the month to update your prayer request if you would like it to continue. Call anytime for new prayer requests.
SPECIAL COLLECTION IN OCTOBER
Thank you to everyone who contributed to the special collection on the weekend of October 17-18 in support of the many good works whose special collections were missed during the pandemic shutdown or would have been held this autumn. The funds collected will be distributed to the organizations according to the percentage of the special collections from 2019. The charities that will be supported are: Development and Peace (Share Lent); Holy Land (Good Friday); Papal Charities; Needs of the Canadian Church; World Mission Collection; Cura Pastorum (Care of Retired Priests).
DIRECTIVES FOR OUR SAFETY
We ask that you continue to do a self-assessment before coming to Mass. If you feel unwell or have been in contact with someone who has Covid-19, please do not attend Mass.
Please do not remove your mask during Mass. Those with certain medical conditions are not required to wear a mask. If you need to cough or sneeze, please do so into your elbow.
For Communion, an usher will be present and will usher one row at a time to the front. For those on the King St. side, please receive Communion from the Priest or Minister on the same side as where you were sitting. Do not cross to the other side. Communion must be received in the hand, then remove your mask, consume the Host and replace your mask before walking to your seat.
Offertory envelopes will be collected as you exit the Church at the end of Mass.
Parishioners sitting nearest to the doors should exit first, and please remember to physically distance inside and outside the Church.
We are not able to gather in the foyers or body of the church before or after Mass, so please leave the building as soon as Mass is over as it needs to be cleaned and sanitized after each use.
We are always in need of volunteers, as it takes many people in order for all of us to share in the celebration of Mass. Please call the parish office if you are willing to help at one of our Masses.
Thank you for adhering to these safety directives.