33rd Sunday in Ordinary Time

Mass Schedule
Saturday at 5:15 p.m.
Sunday at 9:30 a.m.
Wednesday at 7:00 p.m.
Thursday at 8:30 a.m.
For weekday Masses, please enter through the Edgemont St. doors.

Office hours
Tuesday to Friday
9:00am to 4:30pm

Staff
Rev. Andrew Quarshie, Pastor
Rev. Ambroise Tshiaba Ntumba, Chaplain, Pastoral Assistant
Deacon Joseph DiLoreto
Mrs. Lisa White, Parish Administrator
Mrs. Rina Sheehan, Parish Secretary
Mr. Joe Savelli, Custodian

Sacraments and Pastoral Services
Please contact the office at 905-544-2100.
Baptism: At least one month in advance to set up a meeting with the Pastor.
Reconciliation: By appointment only.
Marriage: At least one year in advance. Marriage Preparation course must be completed before wedding.
Car or Home blessings
Communion to the Homebound:
Priest or Eucharistic Minister will visit the home.
Anointing of the Sick: For those who will be undergoing surgery, are very ill, or are near death.
Funeral: Contact us as soon as possible to plan Vigil Prayers, Funeral Mass and Burial.

MASS INTENTIONS
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.

 Mass TimeSt. John Mass IntentionsDiocesan Vocation
Prayer Intention
Saturday, Nov. 135:15 pm† Wendy Grabiec – requested by the Gibbons family
† Karen Lane – requested by the Gibbons family
† Ottaviano Pivotto – requested by Giovanna and family † Elena Settimi – requested by Gloria Perticarini
Rev. Saju Oreethaparambil, C.Ss.R.
Sunday, Nov. 149:30 amPro Populo 
Monday, Nov. 15No Mass Rev. Ambroise Tshiaba Ntumba
Tuesday, Nov. 16No Mass Rev. Andrew Quarshie
Wednesday,
Nov. 17
7:00 pm† Rose Matysik – requested by Stephen
† Louise Ormond – requested by Michael and Frances Potter and family
Deceased Consecrated Brothers and Sisters
Thursday, Nov. 188:30 am† Mary Ellen Theurer – requested by Pat Honsberger and familyRev. Drago Gacnik, S.D.B.
Friday, Nov. 19No Mass Rev. Andrew Lopatniuk
Saturday, Nov. 205:15 pm† Helen Holowaty – requested by Stephen
† Alina Viola – requested by the Gibbons family
† Ed Pecho – requested by wife Gerry
† Steven Jones – requested by Mom and Dad
Rev. James Link, C.R.

SANCTUARY LAMP
November 14 to 20 – Burns for the Ransley and Boenisch families – requested by family
November 21 to 27 – Burns in memory of Elena Settimi – requested on behalf of parishioners
November 28 to December 4 – Burns in memory of Ed and Anna Rachner – requested by family
December 5 to 11 – Burns in memory of Pat Pietrontonio – requested by Tony and Nellie Vetrone

FROM THE PASTOR’S DESK
Dear Family of God:
TOWARDS “A VIBRANT, PRAYERFUL MISSION-ORIENTED PARISH”: Beginning Advent this year 2021, the Pastoral Council and I will continue our work together with the whole parish, to reflect and engage being a Vibrant, Prayerful Mission-Oriented Parish. We want to grow into a community of prayer united in Christ, welcome more young people and young families into the church, engage and re-evangelize our seniors, and grow into mature disciples of Christ. This will bring us to outline many goals and work out strategies to achieve them. Please be involved in the new era of St. John’s “Vibrant, Prayerful Mission-Oriented Parish”
DEVOTION BEFORE MASS: As part of our mission to grow into a community of prayer united in Christ, we shall have a 5 minutes devotion before Mass. This will begin on the First Sunday (Weekend) of Advent. Prayer cards will be made available in the pews.
Let us all contribute to make St. John’s a vibrant, prayerful, mission-oriented parish.
Peace and blessings,
Fr. Andrew

CHRISTMAS MINI-BAZAAR
St. John Parish will be hosting a bazaar on Friday, Dec 10 from 4 to 9 pm, and Saturday, Dec 11 from 9 to 12 pm in the Parish Hall. We are looking for donations of NEW items for the Penny Sale. Capital Prize tickets will be available sometime in November. Please join us and support your Parish!

COLLECTIONS FOR November 7
Sunday Collection $1057.70
All Souls Day $70
Average weekly Pre-Authorized Giving $661.69

JOIN US
On the first Wednesday of every month, we shall have Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament after Mass.  Mass begins at 7:00 pm, and Adoration will follow until approximately 7:45 pm. The next date is Wednesday, December 1.

RELICS OF ST. BROTHER ANDRE
St. Eugene Parish will be hosting the relic, a piece of Brother Andre’s heart, on Thursday, November 25, 2021, from 7 pm-9 pm. There will be Adoration, Mass, social distance veneration of the relics and anointing with the oil of St. Joseph. NOTE: Attendance is strictly by registration. Please call the St. Eugene Parish office to register: 905-549-2694. There will be a free-will collection at this Mass.

SUNDAY MISSALS
Missals for the new Liturgical year will be sold after Masses during the month of November.
The cost is $5 each. Exact change is appreciated.

PARISH PRAYER NETWORK
Call Ginette at 905-746-9976 or the office at 905-544-2100 for new prayer requests or to update previous requests. Monthly updates would be appreciated if you would like your prayer request to continue. If you would like to join the Prayer Network, please forward your email address to the Parish office.

VOTIVE CANDLES
Votive candles are once again available at the King St entrance. Light them to pray for loved ones, your own intentions and the intentions of others. Please maintain a 2 metre physical distance while waiting to light your candle. We ask that you stand instead of kneeling, and please do not spend too much time around the candles in order to make time for others.

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR MEALS ON WHEELS
Volunteers are urgently needed to deliver nutritious hot and frozen meals to our seniors and those with disabilities in our neighbourhood. Meals are delivered Monday through Friday during the lunch hour and volunteers can either drive or be a server. All it takes is 2 hours per week to make a difference in the lives of people in our own community. VON provides orientation, training and support to all volunteers, and drivers receive mileage reimbursement. For more information, or to register for an orientation session, please call the VON office at 905-522-1022 or email voncsshamilton@von.ca

ARISE AND BEAR WITNESS: A Young Adult Celebration of Diocesan World Youth Day 2021
Join the young adults of Hamilton Diocese as we gather together to celebrate the Diocesan Day of Prayer for Young People on the Feast of Christ the King – Sunday, November 21, 6 pm to 8 pm at St. Margaret Mary Parish – 20 Idlewood Ave, Hamilton. Evening Mass with a reflection by Msgr. Murray Kroetsch, PH, VG This is an in-person and virtual event – for more details and registration please go to: https://bit.ly/DOHyoungadults

EVENINGS WITH HIS EXCELLENCY (Formerly called “Fridays with Father”)
Interested in learning more about our Catholic Faith? Join Bishop Lobsinger on the second Friday of each month at 7:00 – 8:30 p.m. in Canadian Martyrs Church, (1349 Main Street West, Hamilton).  Each month we will methodically go through the “Catechism of the Catholic Church”.  There is no registration, no fee and no homework.  Come ready to learn and ask all the questions you always wanted to ask about our Catholic Faith.  The next “Evening with His Excellency” is Friday, November 19, 2021.  If you are unable to attend in person, you are welcome to go to https://www.canadianmartyrshamilton.com/  to watch live.  (All COVID 19 protocols will be required, including masks while in the church and proper social distancing.)