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

Sunday November 11, 2018

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Refrain for the Responsorial Psalm:
“Praise the Lord, O my soul!”



Wednesday, November 14
8:30 a.m.  +Margaret Davidge – Amelia Davidge
.                 For special intentions of Josephine, Mary and Martha Etsibah – Caroline Engmann

Thursday, November 15
8:30 a.m.  +Mary & Lorne Thombs – Family
.                +John Peter van der Zalm – Pat & Miriam Lockhart

Saturday, November 17
5:15 p.m.  +Tony Luongo – Carmella
.                 +Rose Matysik – Stephen
.                 +John Kiczula – Mom Mary
.                 +John Peter van der Zalm – Lawlor Family
.                 +Bill Turik – Helen and family

Sunday, November 18
9:30 a.m.  Our Parishioners



Saturday, Evening Mass: 5:15 p.m.
Sunday Mass: 9:30 a.m.
Wednesdays & Thursdays: 8:30 a.m.
Reconciliation: Saturdays from 4:30 -5:00 p.m.

In the service of peace.
That the language of love and dialogue may always prevail over the language of conflict.

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.

Dear Parishioners,
Our Baptisms are now held on the 2nd Sunday of the Month. This will begin today, November, 11th at the 9:30 a.m. Mass.
Cookies, Coffee and Conversation will be held the 1st Sunday of the Month, after the 9:30 a.m.  Mass.
Also remember to check the bulletin boards for updates on events, workshops, etc. Very interesting information.
The Catholic Register is available at the doors of the Church. Please take one, they’re free.

Will be on sale at the King Street doors. The cost is $5.00 each.

Monday November 12 and Friday November 16.

During the month of November, we will have a special book in front of the altar for you to sign names of your family members and friends who have passed away.  There will also be All Souls Envelopes available. Print the names of the deceased you would like to remember and a donation. Drop them in the collection basket. Fr. Andrew will pray for them during the Masses in November.


Hi Friends:

Last weekend we were reminded to love God and to love our neighbour as ourselves. Hope you are working at it?  I am working at it too. Love is meant to be given and not kept. Love always manifest itself strongly in the act of giving, that is why to prove His love for us, the Almighty God had to give His only begotten Son for our wellbeing and salvation.

This weekend we are reminded to be generous. Every disciple of Jesus must have in his or her DNA a habit of giving after the life of the master who gave His life in ransom for many. In our First reading and the Gospel, we see two widows who demonstrated great acts of charity. These would have been people considered poor in their days, yet they were rich in generosity. No one is too poor to give, so the saying goes. What can we give? We can give our Time, Talent and Resources for the benefit of others and to the glory of God. Sharing is caring.

Sometimes the fear of losing what we have or not having enough can cause us to be selfish, stingy and greedy.” …It is more blessed to give than to receive” as the scriptures say (Acts 20:25). We at St. Eugene and St. John the Baptist parishes should continue to share what we have for the common good. Let us try to be generous towards the things of God and to our neighbour (family, friends etc.). God will not let our generosity go waste. This weekend should be one that you might want to reflect on your life of giving. Have you been generous with your Time, Talent and Resources towards God and others? Do you share what you have with family and friends and those who are in need? Cultivate a life of giving and you will reap a life of abundance.

Your servant in Christ, Andrew.

ANNUAL BAZAAR – Nov. 16-17
Please see the insert.

Over the next 2 ½ years, the Diocese of Hamilton will be conducting the One Heart, One Soul Capital Campaign to raise money for every Parish in the Diocese.
What is capital campaign?
It is an effort to raise money in a fairly short time (three to five years) to pay for a significant project or build up an endowment or heritage fund for future use. For a Catholic Diocese or Parish, this refers to gifts and pledges over and above a parishioner’s regular giving to the Sunday collection. Parishioners who make pledges to the Diocese of Hamilton’s campaign will have three years to fulfill their commitment.
Who will be asked to give?
Over the course of the campaign, every parishioner in every Parish in the Diocese will be asked to make a sacrificial gift.
When will the Campaign take place?
Campaign preparations are ongoing, and the active campaign will take place in four “waves,” beginning with a pilot wave that will begin in February 2019. The campaign will conclude when the last wave finishes in early 2021.
Why do the campaign in waves instead of all at once?
With nearly 120 parishes in the Diocese, it will be more effective to break up the campaign into smaller pieces over time, to give each Parish as much support and direction as possible from the Diocese and the Parishes’ consultant, the Steier Group. It also provides options as parishes are assigned to waves. For some Parishes, conducting the campaign in an early wave will allow them to get started on needed projects. Other Parishes will need more time to weigh what projects need to be a priority and to prepare for the campaign.

Family of 11 performing. Rhythm and Grace will be performing at St. Francis, November 17th at 6:45 p.m. in the Great Hall. Rhythm and Grace is the Duketow family from Lakefield, Ontario. Miriam, Alex and their 9 children. Their music is blend of folk, Celtic, and Gospel using instruments including fiddles, guitar, piano, accordion, and the Irish Whistle. Original folk songs and step-dancing are also featured in their concerts. Their set-list includes well-know tunes as well as songs from their first CD titled “I’ve Got Joy!” The event is for all ages promising to get your hands clapping and your toes tapping!  Admission by free-will offering.

More information will be coming.

The parish is planning to start a prayer network. As prayer needs become aware to the parish office, you will be notified by email or phone and asked to pray for the intention. Anyone interested in joining can fill out the sign-up sheet at the doors of the parish. Come be a part of our ministry of prayer!

Parishioners are kindly asked to pray for these Priests on the appointed day.
Monday:  Rev. Junghyuk Choi
Tuesday:  Rev. James Malone
Wednesday:  Deceased Priests of the Hamilton Diocese
Thursday:  Rev. Allen Varlaki
Friday:  Rev. Stephen Csiszar
Saturday:  Rev. Roshan D’Souza O.C.D.

“How are you contributing to the treasury? God knows what gift we give to Him in love. Let us then be faithful to whatever vocation God calls us to live. Does Jesus want you to give your life to the Church? If you think that God is calling you to serve   as a priest, religious or deacon, call Fr. Michael King, Diocese of Hamilton 905-528-7988 ext. 2246. E-mail vocations@hamiltondiocese.com

Sunday Regular Collection:  $ 2,142.00
Loose:                                   $    176.65
Donation                               $ 5,000.00
Pre-authorized Offering        $    466.70
Total                                      $ 7,785.35

“I say to you, this poor widow put in more than all the other contributors to the treasury. For they all contributed out of their abundance, but she out of her poverty has put in everything she had, her whole living.” Mark 12:43-44
Jesus gets right to the point – we are all called to give money to support the mission of the Church, regardless of our circumstance. No gift is too small or insignificant! Giving money to support the mission of our local parish is a matter of our faith, just like praying and participating in parish ministries.
When you make a financial offering, is if from your “first fruits” or from what is “left over”?



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Pastor: Reverend Fr. Andrew Quarshie

Secretaries: Rina Sheehan and Lisa White

Face book: St. John the Baptist Roman Catholic Parish
Phone: 905-544-2100
Office hours: Tuesday to Friday
9 am-12 pm and 1-4 pm


Bulletin Insert

Annual Christmas Bazaar          

Friday November 16 and Saturday November 17


The Bazaar Committee would like to thank all parishioners who donated items, baked goods, money etc. for last year’s bazaar. Your purchase of Capital Prize tickets and your participation made the bazaar a success.

We will be holding the Bazaar in the St. John School gym once again. It will be bigger and better. We will need your co-operation and participation to make it a success.

We will once again have the Penny Sale, Capital Prize Draw, 50/50 Draw, Hamper Draw, Bake Table, Attic Treasures, Knitting, Kid’s Corner, Food and Barbeque and MacMillan’s products.

This will be our last request for items for the bazaar. Please consider donating.

Penny Sale: Donation of a gift, or money that will help in the purchase of a new gift.
Call John van der Zalm 905-920-2117 or Carrolle Kenney at 905-664-3288

MacMillans: Order forms will be available at all Church entrances and at the bazaar.
Products include cookie dough, muffin mix, pizza, cheesecake, pies and much
more. For more information, call Sharon Springstead at 905-928-4498.

Knitting: Any contribution of knitted or crocheted articles would be appreciated.
Please call Esperanza Lafleur at 905-545-6046 for more information.

Bake Table: Parishioners have been phoned over the last few weeks. Baked goods should be
brought to the school gym on the day of the bazaar.
For more information, please call Nancy Wills at 289-680-6556.

Attic Treasures: We are accepting donations of gently used Christmas decorations, toys,
kitchen items, small appliances, books, movies and home décor items.
Call the office at 905-544-2100.

Hamper Draw: Any donation of canned goods, staples, paper products etc. would be
appreciated.  These items can be brought to the Rectory.
For more information, call the office at 905-544-2100.

Capital Prize: Please make sure all tickets are returned before the bazaar. Drop them off at the
Rectory or bring them to the bazaar on Friday.
Call Ken Rachner for more information at 905-545-8147.


Thank you for your co-operation and generosity!

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