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

Sunday October 21, 2018

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Refrain for the Responsorial Psalm:
“Let Your love be upon us, Lord, even as we hope in You.”



Wednesday, October 24
8:30 a.m.  +Helen Holowaty – Stephen
.                  Intentions of Tomek Harpula – Anna

Thursday, October 25
9:30 a.m. SCHOOL MASS
.               +Maria Bajus – St. John School Staff
.               +Jose Campos – St. John School Staff

Saturday, October 27
5:15 p.m.  +John Peter van der Zalm – Lawlor Family
.                +Mary & Lorne Thombs – Family
.                +Deceased Members of the Bomben Family – Palma Bomben

Sunday, October 28
9:30 a.m.  Our Parishioners



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.

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.

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.

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 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.


Tuesday October 23 at 1:00 pm in the Parish hall. All ladies welcome.


Dear friends in Christ,

This weekend I wish to introduce to you a Catholic Association called Couples For Christ. It is a Catholic Family Life Renewal Ministry in about 110 countries across the world. The Association has further sub-divisions as: Kids for Christ, Youth for Christ, Singles for Christ, etc. It is one of the largest and growing Catholic Ministries which is making great impact on family life. It is also making tremendous impact in the life of the poor through its charity program called ANCOP – Answering the Cry of the Poor.

We welcome members of Couples for Christ in our parish as they start their ground-breaking Christian Life Program in our Parishes (St. Eugene and St. John the Baptist). The Christian Life Program is a program that would renew and strengthen your faith, help you build a stronger relationship with God, bring a renewed commitment to your family, and open you up to a fuller experience of life in the Holy Spirit. It further helps to strengthen parish communities.

Please find bulletin inserts of an invitation to the Christian Life Program. It has more information to provide you with further insight and sign up. I would suggest that you give this program a chance and trust me, you will not regret it.  Many blessings.

Fr. Andrew.

ANNUAL BAZAAR – Nov. 16-17
Capital Prize – Have you returned your Capital Prize tickets!? You can either sell the tickets to someone or buy them yourself. If you need more tickets, contact the Rectory or pick them up after Mass at the Church entrances. If you are not selling or buying the tickets, please return the unsold books to the Rectory.
Hamper Draw – Any donation of canned goods, staple products or paper products, soaps, juices etc. would be appreciated. We also accept gift cards, which can be used for Hampers, Gift Card Wreaths or the Penny Sale. You can bring the items to the church hall before or after Mass on Sunday or drop them off at the Rectory.

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.

If you wish to share your cheerful, positive personality as a sorter, displayer, pricier, 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 our stores 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.

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.

WE LIVE IN A RAPIDLY CHANGING WORLD WHERE CHILDREN ARE EXPERIENCING AND HEARING ABOUT ISSUES OFTEN BEYOND WHAT ADULTS KNOW! Let’s talk about some of them, including same-sex attraction, gender identity, healthy sexuality and how to help our grandchildren navigate the “stuff” of their lives. Present or future grandparents, and other interested people are welcome to attend. This presentation will be given by Teresa Hartnett at Holy Rosary Parish, Burlington on Wednesday, November 7 from 1:30-3:30 p.m. To register call Lena at 905-528-7988 ext. 2249 or go to www.hamiltondiocese.com

How do you keep your children safe in this age of 24-hour connection? All parents, caregivers, and grandparents, even youth themselves, are welcome to attend a presentation on Thursday, November 8 from 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. by Brian Janes (registered psychotherapist). This workshop at the Chancery Office, Hamilton, will look at the impact of video games and social media on the developing brain, provide an overview of some of the social dangers present on the web and suggest guidelines and boundaries to help children’s access to screen time remain healthy. To register call Lena at 905-528-7988 ext.2249 or visit www.hamiltondiocese.com.

On behalf of the Missionary Sisters of Mary Mother of the Church (Uganda) we send our warmest wishes and blessings for the hospitality which you offer to them on their travels throughout our Diocese. We thank you for your generous remittance of $1,204.00. May the Lord’s blessings be with you and your members of the parish.

Parishioners are kindly asked to pray for these Priests on the appointed day.
Monday:  Rev. Bradley Markus
Tuesday:  Rev. Paul Boucher
Wednesday:  Sisters of St. Joseph Cluny
Thursday:  Rev. Jeffery Oehring
Friday:  Rev. Mark Gatto
Saturday:  Rev. David Reitzel

Jesus’ life was the best ‘job description’: Sympathy; mercy; service; compassion; and total giving.
Life is rewarding when one lives for others. Do you want to serve or be served? If you are willing to serve as a priest, religious or deacon, call Fr. Michael King, Diocese of Hamilton 905-528-7988 ext. 2246. E-mail vocations@hamiltondiocese.com

Sunday Regular Collection:   $1,815.00
Loose:                                    $   150.15
Pre-authorized Offering:        $    466.70
Total:                                      $ 2,431.85

“For the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve and to give His life as a ransom for many.” Mark 10:45.
If you held a mirror up to your life, would it reflect God’s love and mercy? If you are struggling with this, try changing your attitude from “I want more” to “thank you God for everything you have given me, I have enough to share”. This change in perspective will bring you joy through service to others.


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“Weaving the Catholic Partnership”
All parents are invited to attend!
Mass to be celebrated by Bishop Crosby, Workshops, and Lunch provided.
Saturday, Nov. 3, 2018.
7:45 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Bishop Ryan Catholic Secondary School.
Further information and registration forms available at all schools or visit www.hwcdsb.ca


Pastor: Reverend Fr. Andrew Quarshie
Secretaries: Rina Sheehan and Lisa White

Face book: St. John the Baptist Roman Catholic Parish
Phone: 905-544-2100
Office hours: Tuesday to Friday
9 am-12 pm and 1-4 pm



Your Invitation to attend the
Christian Life Program

St. Eugene and St. John the Baptist Catholic Church
232 Queenston Rd., Hamilton, L8K 1G6

8-Weekend Program starting October 27, 2018 from 1pm-4pm

Venue: Bishop Tonnos Room


What is Christian Life Program (CLP)?

The CLP is an integrated course to a renewed understanding of God’s call to us as Christian.

  • To build a stronger relationship with God by discovering and living more fully the power and gifts of the Holy Spirit.
  • To bring married couples to a renewed commitment to Christian family life.
  • To bring people to fuller experience of life in the Holy Spirit and strengthen parish community life.

 What do the sessions involved?

  • Listen to a talk based on scriptures delivered by lay person.
  • Have group discussions and faith sharing of the scripture passages.
  • Pray and worship the Lord.
  • Learn and sing new Christian songs.
  • Obtain daily scripture reading guide for the week.
  • Get to know one another over a cup of coffee and cookies.

 What is the cost involved?

  • This program is ABSOLUTELY FREE. No monetary obligation to participants.
  • Only investment on your part is time and openness.

Who can attend this program?

  • Open to all Christian married couples.
  • Adult singles, widow or widowers are also welcome.


For more information or to register, please contact:


  • Alex & Esther Beley: 905- 389-1326 (Home),905-973-1174 (Cell)
  • Abel & Susan Tanael: 905-389-8887 (Home), 289-442-1544 (Cell)
    Couples for Christ (CFC – Hamilton/Brantford Chapter)

The Christian Life Program is sponsored by:

About Couples for Christ

Couples for Christ (CFC) is a Catholic family life renewal ministry with membership in 110 countries around the world. CFC is an evangelistic, missionary movement with more than million adult members from Asia, Africa, Australia, New Zealand, Middle East, United States, Canada. South America and the Pacific Islands.

CFC has been given recognition by the Pontifical Council of the Laity in the Vatican as a Private International Association of the Faithful.

Philosophy and Mission Statement:

The beliefs and ideals of Couples for Christ as a movement includes:

We believe in the inalienable and irreplaceable right and responsibility of parents to educate their children; and that children need to be educated in essential human and Christian values for them to become responsible and mature members of society.

  • We believe that the family in practicing the gospel message shares in the life and mission of the Church – through prayers, evangelization and service to others, especially the poor.
  • We believe that Christian family renewal can best be achieved by inviting Jesus to be the Lord of our homes, by allowing the power of the Holy Spirit to lead our family lives, and through the full use of all spiritual gifts at our disposal.

In submission to God’s will, Couples for Christ commits itself to the mission of bringing families back to the plan of God; to bring the Lord’s strength and light to those who are struggling to be truly Christian families in the modern world.

Please tell us how we can get in touch with you:


Family Name: _____________________________________________

Husband’s Name: _______________ Wife’s Name: ________________

Address: _______________________________________________________

Phone No:_____________________________________
Cell Phone:______________________________________
Email address: ____________________________________


Name of person who invited you:  ______________________________


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