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

Sunday November 18, 2018

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33rd SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME

Refrain for the Responsorial Psalm:
“Protect me, O God, for in you I take refuge!”

 

MASS SCHEDULE

Wednesday, November 21
8:30 a.m.  +Ken Davidge – Amelia Davidge
.                +Mary & Lorne Thombs – Family

Thursday, November 22
9:30 a.m.  School Mass
.                +Helen Holowaty – Stephen Matysik
.                +Jose Campos – Leonia Cellini and Maryanne Rubino
.                +Jonel Besu – St. John School Staff
.                +Maria Timenta – St. John School Staff

Saturday, November 24
5:15 p.m.  +Jim Sheehan – Rina and family
.                +Nicholas Macaluso – Rina and family
.                +George Racki – Donna and family
.                +For all deceased Family Members – Helen Turik and family
.                +For all deceased Family Members – Paul and Elizabeth Kocsis and family

Sunday, November 25
9:30 a.m.  Our Parishioners

Sanctuary Lamp burns in memory for all the departed souls of St. John the Baptist Parish.

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.
Reconciliation will be Saturdays from 4:30 to 5:00 pm

OUR MASS HOURS
Saturday, Evening Mass: 5:15 p.m.
Sunday Mass: 9:30 a.m.
Wednesdays and Thursdays: 8:30 a.m.

PRAYER INTENTIONS OF POPE FRANCIS FOR NOVEMBER
In the service of peace.
That the language of love and dialogue may always prevail over the language of conflict.

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.

Dear Parishioners,
Cookies, Coffee and Conversation will be held the 1st Sunday of the Month, after the 9:30 a.m.  Mass. The next one will be Dec. 2.
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 are free.

SUNDAY MISSALS for 2019
Missals are available at the King Street doors. The cost is $5.00 each.

THE OFFICE WILL BE CLOSED Monday November 19.

BOOK OF REMEMBRANCE
During the month of November, a special book will be available in front of the altar for you to sign names of your family members and friends who have passed away.  All Souls envelopes are also available if you wish to make a donation, and can be placed in the regular collection basket. Fr. Andrew will pray for all loved ones during the Masses in November.

FROM THE PASTOR’S DESK
Hi Friends:

Sometimes living in the present moments can make us forget the future especially if the present moment is an enjoyable one. This weekend we are brought by our readings to reflect not just about our future lives but the ultimate end time. Our readings inform us that there will be an end to our lives and the world order, it promises that Jesus our Lord will return in His power and glory. This brings us Catholics to ponder on what we call the Four Last Things of humans: Death, Judgement, Heaven and Hell. These spiritual revelations normally bring lots of questions to us, and we wonder where we shall stand in the midst of all. The good news is, those who chose God, try to live righteously and lead others on the path of righteousness have no need to worry. God will be their portion and joy at the end.

Always remember that you can avoid sleep but not death, you will be judged at the end so be ready, you can afford to miss a bus but not Heaven, and finally, it’s enough to just know about Hell, please don’t go there.

May the Lord be your portion and joy when the final days come.

Your brother and servant in the Lord, Andrew.

ANGEL TREE
From Dec. 1st to Dec. 16 we are asking for help in providing gifts for those in need.
St. Vincent de Paul Society is calling upon you with a request to help the less fortunate during the Christmas season.  The Tree will be located at the King Street foyer and paper Angels will be placed on the tree. The angels will say: infant, girl, elderly person, etc. with sizes and suggested gift ideas. General gift ideas include toys, board games, basketballs, mittens, hats, slippers, pajamas, movie passes, gift cards from Walmart, Tim Hortons or other places.The gifts will then be returned wrapped or in a gift bag and the paper angel will be taped securely to the outside of the package for identification. Place your gift under the Christmas Tree.  All gifts must be returned to the Church on or before December 16th.
If you are aware of anyone in the parish, a youth, senior or family who is in need of assistance this Christmas please call the Rectory at 905-544-2100 and tell Rina or Lisa.

CWL
All the ladies of the parish are invited to attend our meeting on Tuesday, November 20th at 1:00 p.m. in the Church Hall.

CHRISTMAS SCHEDULE
Advent Recollection & Confessions: December 19th at 7:00 p.m.
Christmas Eve Mass: December 24th at 7:00 p.m.
Christmas Day Mass: December 25th at 9:30 a.m.
Mass: December 26th at 8:30 a.m.
New Year’s Eve Mass: December 31st at 7:00 p.m.
New Year’s Day Mass: January 1st 2019 at 9:30 a.m.
Regular Schedule:
Saturday Jan 5 at 5:15 p.m., Sunday Jan 6, 9:30 a.m.
Saturday Jan 12 at 5:15 p.m., Sunday Jan 13, 9:30 a.m.

PRAYER NETWORK
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!

PRAYERS FOR VOCATIONS
Parishioners are kindly asked to pray for these Priests on the appointed day.
Monday:  Rev. Jerome Mascarenhas, O.C.D.
Tuesday:  Rev. Paul Jamroz
Wednesday:  Society of the Sacred Heart of Jesus
Thursday:  Rev. Lawrence Parent, O.F.M.
Friday:  Rev. Francisco Cruz
Saturday:  Rev. Zygmunt Baranowski

VOCATION VIEW
If we dare to trust God with our lives, great things happen. Give God your total self for, when the end of times comes, the wise and those who work for justice will shine forever. Dedicate your life to furthering the reign of God.
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

OUR STEWARDSHIP

Sunday Regular Collection:   $ 1,954.00
Loose:                                    $    356.45
Pre-authorized Offering:        $    466.70
.                                             $ 2,777.15

STEWARDSHIP REFLECTIONS
“And then they will see the Son of Man coming in the clouds with great power and glory.”  Mark 13:26
We will all have that day when we are standing before God and our life is played out like a movie. When this happens and God asks each of us, “What have you done with the gifts that I have given you?” How will you respond?

 

 

KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS CLUB OF HAMILTON
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Hall Rentals: 222 Queenston Road, Hamilton
Consider us for your next special occasion event.  Celebration of Life, Weddings, Stag & Does, Meetings, Fund Raisers and more.
Reasonable rates.
Two banquet rooms. Capacities up to 300.
Separate entrances and washrooms.
Free overnight parking.
Kitchen and air conditioning.
Full catering services available.
Smart Serve bartender included (restrictions apply).
Call us at 905-961-7348.
100% of proceeds go back into our community.

 

ST. JOHN THE BAPTIST PARISH
Pastor: Reverend Fr. Andrew Quarshie
Secretaries: Rina Sheehan and Lisa White
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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