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

Sunday October 14, 2018

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28th SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME

Refrain for the Responsorial Psalm:
“Fill us with Your love, O Lord, that we may rejoice and be glad.”

 

MASS SCHEDULE

Wednesday, October 17
8:30 a.m.  +Alex Steinbach – Family

Thursday, October 18
8:30 a.m.  +Elizabeth Kerekes – Steinbach Family
.                  Special Intentions of Anna – Anna

Saturday, October 20
5:15 p.m.  +John Peter van der Zalm – Ginette Howatt and Family
.                +Georgette Beaudin – Beaudin Family
.                +Rolande Cormier – Beaudin Family

Sunday, October 21
9:30 a.m.  Our Parishioners

Sanctuary Lamp burns in memory for Alexander Gorecki – Mother & Brother

 

SACRAMENTAL LIFE OF THE COMMUNITY

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 OCTOBER
The Mission of Religious
That consecrated religious men and women may bestir themselves, and be present among the poor, the marginalized, and those who have no voice.

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.

Dear Parishioners
Our Baptisms
will now be held on the 2nd Sunday of the month.  This will begin November, 11th at the 9:30 a.m. Mass.
Cookies, Coffee and Conversation will be held on the 1st Sunday of the Month, after the 9:30 a.m.  Mass.
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’re free.

 

CWL meeting will be Tuesday October 23 (a change in date) in the parish hall at 1:00 pm. IN HALL AT 1:00 P.M.

FROM THE PASTOR’S DESK:

Dear friends,

Money and possessions have become powerful things in our world today. They have become for most people “gods”. Today most people value others on the basis of their wealth not their dignity as humans. In many cases money becomes a hindrance to our relationship with God, preventing us from fully committing to His ways and love.

In our Gospel this weekend, we are challenged and reminded through the story of the Rich Young Man (Mark 10:17-30) not to make money and possessions keep us from following Jesus and turning our lives over to God.

Money in itself is not evil, however if we are not careful it could be a danger to our faith life. What is the place of money in your life?

Inspired by the first reading (Wisdom 7:7-11), let us pray for the Wisdom of God in order to value God above all things, for money and possessions do not go with us when we die.

Your brother in the Lord, Fr. Andrew.

 

HALL RENTAL
This week our hall has been booked for Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday of this week.

BAZAAR MEETING: Wednesday, October 17th at 7:00 p.m. in the Rectory.                                      

ANNUAL BAZAAR – Nov. 16-17
Capital Prize Draw – Parishioners can pick up their tickets at the King St. entrance of the Church. Please try to buy your own tickets and if you can sell more, they are available from the office or in the Church. We are trying to make this draw the best ever in terms of ticket sales. For more information, call Ken Rachner at 905-545-8147
Penny Sale – Along with gifts donated by local businesses, we depend on donations from parishioners. We appreciate donations of large or small new items; small items can be combined to make a larger prize. For more information or to forward the name of a business wishing to donate, please call John van der Zalm at 905-920-2117 or Carrolle Kenney at 905-664-3288.
Knitting – Donations of knitted or crocheted items or unused yarn are greatly appreciated. Please call Esperanza Lafleur at 905-545-6046.

ST. EUGENES PARISH ANNUAL HARVEST FAIR
Friday, November 2nd, from 3:30-7:00 p.m. and Saturday, November 3rd, from 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
It will be held in the school gym.
Penny Sale, Books, Jewellery, Attic Treasures, Bake Table, food and drinks.
All are welcome. Wheelchair accessible.

A MESSAGE FROM THE DIOCESE
Bishop Crosby, OMI, has invited the Canadian Canon Law Society to the Diocese of Hamilton for its 53rd Annual Convention. Canon Lawyers serve the Church in Bishops’ offices, marriage tribunals, seminaries, universities and religious orders. They are Priests and lay people, women and men.
Most of the Canon Lawyers in Canada will attend this convention in Hamilton. The high point of this convention will be the celebration of the Eucharist at 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday, October 24, 2018 at the historic St. Mary’s Pro-Cathedral Church, 146 Park Street North, Hamilton. All are invited to come and support these women and men who most often serve the Church behind the scenes!

ST. VINCENT DE PAUL STORES
If you wish to share your cheerful, positive personality as a sorter, displayer, pricer, cashier or floor assistant in our stores please consider volunteering. By donating your time, material and financial support you help your neighbours in need with living expenses and other challenges they face daily. God richly rewards us through the fellowship and laughter of working with our customers, clients and other store personnel. Please consider becoming an important part of our store’s ministry. WE NEED YOUR HELP. If you or someone you know can spare a few hours a week please contact John at 905-549-3902 or ssvphamilton@gmail.com.

CATECHETICAL CORRESPONDENCE COURSES
Programs are available for children from kindergarten to High School not currently receiving religious instruction. Preparation for First Communion and Confirmation for children not in Catholic Schools is also available. Families work through the programs at home. Contact Monica in the Catechesis Office at 905-528-7988, ext.2238.
Visit www.hamiltondiocese.com and click on the Catechesis Office for more information, printable registration forms or to register online.

GRIEF RELIEF
Are you grieving the loss of the person’s presence in your life? Are you wondering if these feelings are normal? You are not alone!
“Grief Relief” is a six-week series dealing with grief, offered at the Chancery Office, from October 23rd to November 7th from 1-3:30 p.m. Facilitator: Karen Hulley, RP. You are free to attend any or all sessions as you are able.
To register call the Family Ministry Office: 905-528-7988 Ext. 2249, or go to www.hamiltondiocese.com 

PRAYERS FOR VOCATIONS
Parishioners are kindly asked to pray for these Priests on the appointed day.
Monday:  Rev. James Link. C.R.
Tuesday:  Rev. Heitor Antunes
Wednesday:  Permanent Deacons
Thursday:  Rev. Jiri Macenauer
Friday:  Rev. Aurimas Paulius Rudinskas, O.P.
Saturday:  Rev. Wallace Metcalf

VOCATION VIEW
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 feel God is calling you to a Church vocation, call Fr. Michael King, Diocese of Hamilton 905-528-7988 ext. 2246. E-mail vocations@hamiltondiocese.com

OUR STEWARDSHIP
Sunday Regular Collection:   $2,148.00
Loose:                                    $     94.05
Pre-authorized Offering:        $   466.70
Total:                                     $ 2,708.75

STEWARDSHIP REFLECTIONS
“It is easier for a camel to pass through the eye of a needle than for one who is rich to enter the kingdom of God.”  MARK 10:25
Jesus uses tough language that we may not want to hear. But, we are all called to be generous with all our gifts. Not just the ones we pick and choose, but all our gifts: our time in prayer to God, our talent in participating in parish ministries and our treasure supporting our local parish and other charities.

 

 

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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