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

Sunday November 25, 2018

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34th SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME

Refrain for the Responsorial Psalm:
“The Lord is king; He is robed in majesty.”

 

MASS SCHEDULE

Wednesday, November 28
8:30 a.m.  +Amy Olsson – Molly Fine
.                +Dymphna Clarke – Pat and Miriam Lockhart

Thursday, November 29
8:30 a.m.  +Mary and Lorne Thombs – Family

Saturday, December 1
5:15  Special Intentions of Christina and Drago Tomasic – Family
.        +James Pavlichenko – Anne Kroninger
.        +Anne Marie Coughlan – Diane Thibault
.        +Peggy Young – Tony and Marylou Lawlor
.        +Mr. & Mrs. Joseph and Mirka Berlasso  – Family

Sunday, December 2
9:30 a.m.  Our Parishioners

Sanctuary Lamp burns for the Intentions of Lina Orrico.

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.
Wednesdays & Thursdays: 8:30 a.m.
Reconciliation: Saturdays from 4:30 -5:00 p.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.

NEW SUNDAY MISSALS for 2019
Available at the King St. entrance. The cost is $5.00 each.

THE OFFICE WILL BE CLOSED Tuesday, November 27.

PARISH STAFF RETREAT
The office will be closed Thursday December 6 from 9 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. There will be a Parish Staff Prayer Day. St. Eugene Staff will join us for fasting and prayer.

FROM THE PASTOR’S DESK

Dear friends,

May the peace of Christ our King be with you!

We are gradually coming to the end of our Liturgical year which will pave way to usher in a new year. Sunday 2nd of December 2018 marks the beginning of a new Liturgical year which starts with the Season of Advent. There are five (5) Liturgical Seasons in the Church’s year which celebrates the mysteries of Christ. We have Advent, Christmas, Lent, Easter and Ordinary Time.

This weekend we celebrate the Feast of Christ the Universal King. This feast brings us to acknowledge Christ as our King, to pay our allegiance to Him, to heed His voice and allow Him to reign over our hearts and souls, and finally to live with Him joyfully someday in His everlasting Kingdom. May God be praised and adored forever.

Christmas is around the corner. Let us use the coming season of Advent to prepare ourselves to meet and celebrate the infant King who was born to us at Bethlehem. God is good, all the time, and all the time God is good!

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 with the paper angel 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.

PASTORAL COUNCIL
Thank you for everyone who signed up for a parish ministry – your enthusiasm fills us with hope! In the next few months, the parish council will begin implementing these ministries and you will be contacted when that takes place. Please join us after Sunday Mass on December 2nd, where, during our regular Coffee and Conversation, the parish council would like to thank you and you can get to meet your fellow volunteers.

THANK YOU! THANK YOU!
To everyone who helped make our Bazaar a great success again this year. Without you, this could never be done. Our net profit was $29,000.  Thank you.

CHRISTMAS SCHEDULE ST. JOHN
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.Feast of St. Stephen
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.

 ST. EUGUENE CHRISTMAS SCHEDULE
Confessions Thursday, Dec. 20th 7:00 p.m.
Community Reconciliation Service Friday, Dec. 21st, 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. with Italian Confession heard
.                                                            Saturday, Dec. 22nd, 10:00 -11:00 a.m. and 3:45 – 4:45 p.m.
Blessing of Crib.  Mass Dec. 24, Christmas Eve 5:00 p.m. and 10 p.m.
Christmas Day Mass 11:00 a.m.
Mass December 26
Feast of St. Stephen 8:30 a.m.
New Years Eve Dec . 3lst at 5:00 p.m.
New Years Day at 11:00 a.m.

Both are Holy Days of Obligation.

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. Meskel Abib, O.F.M.
Tuesday:  Rev. Shane Degblor, M.C.C.J.
Wednesday:  Lay Parish Ministers
Thursday:  Rev. Brian Quigley, M.C.C.J.
Friday:  Rev. Thomas Flynn, L.C.
Saturday:  Rev. Gabriel Morais Catarino

VOCATION VIEW
Today we hail Christ as our King. He is the Victor over the power of death, Who loves us and freed us from our sins by His own blood, and Who by Baptism has made us a royal nation of priests in the service of His Father and our God. He Who is King continues to choose men and women to serve as priests, sisters, brothers or deacons, so that the faithful may know Him, love Him and serve Him as well.
If you think that God is calling you to a Church vocation then call Fr. Michael King, Diocese of Hamilton 905-528-7988 ext. 2246. E-mail vocations@hamiltondiocese.com

OUR STEWARDSHIP
Sunday Regular Collection:   $2,440.00
Loose:                                    $   132.00
Pre-authorized Offering:        $    466.70
Total:                                     $ 3,038.70

STEWARDSHIP REFLECTIONS
“Jesus answered, ‘My kingdom does not belong to this world’ “ John 18:36
How often do we put all our time and energy into building a kingdom here on earth, forgetting that life here is short? The real kingdom is in the next life. Yet, how much time and energy do we invest in working for that eternal kingdom?

 

KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS CLUB OF HAMILTON
Managed by: Fr. J. Fergus Duffy. Council 1454 Charities
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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