The Twenty Eighth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Mass Schedule
Saturday at 5:15 p.m.
Sunday at 9:30 a.m.
Wednesday at 7:00 p.m. (Please enter through the Edgemont St. doors.)
Thursday at 8:30 a.m. (Please enter through the Edgemont St. doors.)
Sacrament of Reconciliation
– by appointment only. Please call the office.

Sanctuary Lamp
October 11 to 17, 2020

Burns in memory of those who died during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Mass Intentions for Saturday, October 10
† In Memory of Patricia Trevisani – Mary Kiczula
† In Memory of Nello Viola – Pierina Pascucci
† In Memory of Mary Gibbons and son John – Don and Anne Marie Gibbons
† In Memory of Margaret Glynn – Elizabeth and Jim Di Decca

Mass Intentions for Wednesday, October 14
† In Memory of Raymond DuBois – Family

Mass Intentions for Thursday, October 15
† In Memory of Elizabeth Kerekes – Steinbach family

Mass Intentions for Saturday, October 17
For the intentions of John and Mary Fioravanti on their 60th Wedding Anniversary – Mary Jean
† In Memory of Dianna Capobianco – Pierina Pascucci and family

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.

From the Pastor’s Desk
Dear parishioners, brothers and sisters in Christ,
On Saturday October 10 we celebrated Mass for those who died during the Covid-19 pandemic.
Members of the St. Vincent de Paul Council delivered 86 dinners to their clients. Thank you to Endzone restaurant, volunteers, and parishioners who supported this endeavour.

Gratitude: Once again, thank you to all who are donating to our parish during these times. May God bless and replenish their sacrifices abundantly.
Remember to be proud of your faith and your church. Remember to smile, to love everyone, to care and share – this is the best way of life.
Fr. Andrew

ST. VINCENT DE PAUL THANKSGIVING DINNER
On October 10, the St. Vincent de Paul Council at St. John Parish provided Thanksgiving Dinner to people in need in our community. We were not able to have a sit down meal like we did at Easter 2019, so we had End Zone Restaurant cook and package meals which were then delivered by volunteers. 

As before, financial support over our monthly support would be greatly appreciated. Please consider helping. Special envelopes will be available at the doors of the Church. 

HARVEST FOR HUNGER FOOD DRIVE
Please join the effort to replenish the shelves at the Good Shepherd Venture Centre. We will accept donations at both Church entrances until Sunday, October 25. Items such as canned and dry food, coffee, tea, juice, powdered milk, baby food and formula, diapers and hygiene products are all in demand. Thank you in advance!

PARISH PRAYER NETWORK
If you have loved ones on the Prayer Network, please call Ginette at 905-746-9976 or the office at 905-544-2100 during the last week of the month to update your prayer request if you would like it to continue. Call anytime for new prayer requests.

SPECIAL COLLECTION IN OCTOBER
The Diocese of Hamilton will hold one special collection on the weekend of October 17-18 to support the many good works whose special collections were missed during the pandemic shutdown or would have been held this autumn. The funds collected will be distributed to the organizations according to the percentage of the special collections from 2019. Envelopes will be made available to parishioners at all Masses on Thanksgiving weekend. The charities that will be supported are: Development and Peace (Share Lent); Holy Land (Good Friday); Papal Charities; Needs of the Canadian Church; World Mission Collection; Cura Pastorum (care of retired Priests). Please be especially generous.

DIRECTIVES FOR OUR SAFETY

NEW! Those not wearing a mask or wearing a face shield instead of a mask will be asked to sit 4 metres from other parishioners. Pews on the London St side. of the Church have been marked with an ‘X’ indicating where you can sit. Please remain in your seat for Communion, and the Priest or Eucharistic Minister will come to you.
We ask that you continue to do a self-assessment before coming to Mass. If you feel unwell or have been in contact with someone who has Covid-19, please do not attend Mass.
Please do not remove your mask during Mass. Those with certain medical conditions are not required to wear a mask. If you need to cough or sneeze, please do so into your elbow.
For Communion, an usher will be present and will usher one row at a time to the front. For those on the King St. side, please receive Communion from the Priest or Minister on the same side as where you were sitting. Do not cross to the other side. Communion must be received in the hand, then remove your mask, consume the Host and replace your mask before walking to your seat.
Offertory envelopes will be collected as you exit the Church at the end of Mass.
Parishioners sitting nearest to the doors should exit first, and please remember to physically distance inside and outside the Church.
We are not able to gather in the foyers or body of the church before or after Mass, so please leave the building as soon as Mass is over as it needs to be cleaned and sanitized after each use.
We are always in need of volunteers, as it takes many people in order for all of us to share in the celebration of Mass. Please call the parish office if you are willing to help at one of our Masses.
Thank you for adhering to these safety directives.