Solemnity of Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe

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. 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
For the intentions of family – requested by David
For the intentions of Rose Cardinelli – requested by mom Angela
Rev. James Link, C.R.
Sunday, Nov. 219:30 amFeast of Christ the King 
Monday, Nov. 22No Mass Rev. Piotr Jurzyk
Tuesday, Nov. 23No Mass Rev. Jerry Punnassery, C.M.I.
Wednesday,
Nov. 24
7:00 pm† Karen Lane – requested by the Gibbons family
† Janny Trunko – requested by Esper
Fraternity of the Poor of Jesus Christ (p.j.c.)
Thursday, Nov. 258:30 am† Jim Sheehan Sr. – requested by RInaRev. Arpee Urquico
Friday, Nov. 26No Mass Rev. Pawel Jamroz
Saturday, Nov. 275:15 pm† Salvatore Chiarelli – requested by Sandra and Joe Savelli
† Sarah Brock – Antonia Frisina and Family
† Elena Settimi – requested by Maria and Valerio Cesarini
† Lauretta Piperni – requested by Tony and Nellie Vetrone
† Robert and Rachel Jones and Walter and Doris Kottmeier – requested by Mr. And Mrs. James Jones
Rev. David Avila

SANCTUARY LAMP
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
December 12 to 18 – Burns in memory of Amparo Herce – requested by Amelia Davidge
December 19 to 25 – Burns in memory of Ed Pecho – requested by wife Gerry

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. Tickets for the 50/50 draw will be sold TODAY after Mass in the Parish Hall. Please join us and support your Parish!

ST. VINCENT DE PAUL ANGEL TREE
Recognizing that the pandemic is not over, we have decided to continue the Angel Tree program as we did last year. Instead of purchasing gifts for the Angel Tree, we are asking for cash donations to allow us to purchase gift cards for our clients and school families in need. If you would like to make a financial contribution, you can do so any time before noon on December 19th by putting your donation in an envelope clearly marked “Angel Tree,” and bringing it to the collection at Mass or to the Parish office.
If you would like a tax receipt for your donation, please indicate
your name and address on your donation envelope.
Thank you for your continued support and generosity!

COLLECTIONS FOR November 14
Sunday Collection $1315.00
All Souls Day $25
World Mission Sunday $10
Memorial Offering $10
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 7:00pm, and Adoration will follow until approximately 7:45pm. The next date will be 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 7pm-9pm. 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 at the King St entrance. The cost is $5 each.
A limited number of the Sunday Missal for Young Catholics will be available for $7 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.

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR MEALS ON WHEELS
Volunteers are urgently needed to deliver nutritious hot and frozen meals to our seniors and those with disabilities. 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