28th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Mass Schedule
Public Masses have resumed. Pre-registration is not required at this time.
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, Oct. 95:15 pm† Msgr. Paul Boucher – requested by Esper † Dominic Pichelli – requested by Mariette and Diane Thibault
† Deceased members of the Padoin family – requested by Rita Padoin In thanksgiving for prayers answered – requested by the Cifani family
For the intentions of Tina – requested by Esper and Lisa
Rev. Msgr. Pierre-Philippe Jean-Pierre
Sunday, Oct. 109:30 amPro Populo 
Monday, Oct. 11No Mass Rev. Peter Nwachukwu O.C.D.
Tuesday, Oct. 12No Mass Rev. Gabriel Morais Catarino
Wednesday, Oct. 137:00 pm† Raymond DuBois – requested by family Special Intentions of Marise – requested by the Lafleur family
Intentions for thanksgiving and healing for Zbigniew Adam Dolski – requested by Joanna Paplinski
Chaplains
Thursday, Oct 148:30 am† Fred Susi – requested by the Gibbons familyRev. Bradley Markus
Friday, Oct. 15No Mass Very Rev. David Wynen
Saturday, Oct. 165:15 pm† Elizabeth Kerekes – requested by the Steinbach family † Salvatore Chiarelli – requested by John and Maryanne van der Zalm and family
† Deceased members of the Barazza family – requested by Rita Padoin For the intentions of family – requested by David
Rev. Msgr. Edward D. Sheridan

SANCTUARY LAMP
October 10 to 16 – Burns in memory of Jesse Zawadzki – requested by Brian and friends
October 17 to 23 – Burns for the Ransley and Boenisch families – requested by family

SACRAMENTS
Students from St. John the Baptist School will be celebrating First Holy Communion and Confirmation this week. Please pray for them.

FROM THE PASTOR’S DESK
Dear Parishioners, Happy Thanksgiving!
This Thanksgiving Weekend gives us an opportunity to acknowledge our blessings and to forge ahead into the future with hope. As a church community and individual members, there is so much to be grateful for, regardless of the challenging pandemic we found ourselves in. I am very much grateful to God for the amazing parish staff we have, the many parishioners who have been back into the pews to worship, those who keep supporting our parish financially in order to lead more people to encounter Jesus, our seniors who are united with us in prayer in their homes, those homebound whom I was able to visit, anoint, bless their homes and pray with them, and the sacraments we have celebrated so far with our school children. I am also grateful for the volunteers we have – Finance and Parish Councils, Ushers, Ministers of Communion, Altar Servers, collection counters, Lectors, choir, RCIA instructors etc – who are filled with a spirit of service, sacrifice, dedication and passion for us to rebuild our parish into a vibrant, welcoming Christ-centered faith community.
I am very grateful to God for the gift of Fr. Ambroise and Deacon Joe who are sharing their ministries with us. I am grateful for the Diocese’s One Heart One Soul Campaign which has given the opportunity to most of our parishioners to contribute to our beloved parish. I hope that we shall realize our goal of revitalizing the parish through the generous contributions.
As we thank God for the many blessings in our lives, may I encourage you to move into the future with hope, passion, dedication, sacrifice, good will and love to help build the parish we want here – a vibrant, welcoming, Christ-centered, disciple nurturing community of faith. Happy Thanksgiving!
Fr. Andrew

THANKSGIVING MASS
Join Fr. Andrew for Mass at St. Eugene Church on Monday, October 11 at 9am.

PASTORAL SERVICES
Please call the Parish office for the following Pastoral services – car blessing, home blessing, Communion to those who are homebound, and Anointing of the Sick. Our secretary will be happy to set up an appointment for you.

PARISH PRAYER NETWORK
Call Ginette at 905-746-9976 or the office at 905-544-2100 for prayer requests.

PRE-AUTHORIZED GIVING
Contact the office if you are interested in having your monthly Parish offering transferred electronically from your account. Donations can easily be changed or terminated at any time.    

COLLECTIONS FOR October 3
Sunday Collection $942.00
Donations $100.00
Average weekly Pre-Authorized Giving $684.38

LITURGY OF THE WORD FOR THANKSGIVING
The Offices for Evangelization and Catechesis, Liturgy and Youth Ministry have prepared a Liturgy of the Word and parent resource for the celebration of Thanksgiving 2021.  Every home should give thanks to God for the abundance of the harvest this season, and speak meaningfully about what it means to be thankful in these days. Visit https://hamiltondiocese.com/thanksgiving2021/ 

HYMNS FOR OCTOBER
Gather Us In (Marty Haugen)
Immaculate Mary (Lourdes Hymn)
One Bread One Body (John Foley)
Praise the One Who Breaks the Darkness (text–Rusty Edwards; tune–NETTLETON)

CATHOLIC CHILDREN’S AID SOCIETY OF HAMILTON
Wednesday, October 13, 2021 form 7:00 to 8:30 pm
Foster/Adoption Information Webinar
Please contact Jennifer Veenstra to pre-register for this no-cost webinar at 905-525-2273 or jennifer.veenstra@hamiltonccas.on.ca

CATECHETICAL CORRESPONDENCE COURSES
Do your children attend public or private school or do you home-school? If you are wondering how to support their ongoing formation in religious education, the Diocese of Hamilton offer programs for every age from Kindergarten to High School, including programs specially designed to assist children preparing for the Sacraments of First Communion and Confirmation. Contact Sybil at 905-528-7988 x2339 or email catechesis@hamiltondiocese.com or visit Catechetical Correspondence Courses – Diocese of Hamilton (hamiltondiocese.com)

SERRA CLUB VOCATION SEEDS
If we really believe in something, it does not seem to be a sacrifice to give up everything else to pursue that new dream. Jesus asks the same as any great leader…total dedication; but He promises rewards no one else can promise. “You will have treasure in Heaven, then come, follow Me.” Come, follow the call of Christ as a priest, sister, brother or deacon. If you think God is calling you to one of these, call Fr. Michael King, Director of Vocations, Diocese of Hamilton, 905-528-7988 ext. 2246. If you feel God is calling you, visit https://hamiltondiocese.com/vocations/