The Thirtieth 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 25 to 31, 2020

Burns for the intentions of our parishioners.

Mass Intentions for Saturday, October 24
† In Memory of deceased members of the Frisina family – Antonia Frisina
† In Memory of Helen Holowaty – Stephen Matysik
† In Memory of Pasqua DiCenzo – Rita Padoin

Mass Intentions for Wednesday, October 28
In memory of Eric O’Reilly – Mike and Frances and family
† In memory of Rosaria Filice – Lina
For the special intentions of Rina

Mass Intentions for Thursday, October 29
† In Memory of Nello Viola – Nancy Trevisan and family

Mass Intentions for Saturday, October 31
† In Memory of Pasqua DiCenzo – Pierina Pascucci
† In Memory of Mary Gibbons – Palma Bomben 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,
Congratulations to all the Confirmandi of St. John the Baptist Parish who made their Confirmation this week.

Dear friends,
It has been a challenging time this year, but we thank God we can still count some blessings in our lives and in our Churches too. We look forward with faith and hope, trusting that all this shall pass leaving us a better life than before. We hold dear in our hearts and prayers those who cannot physically join us for Mass. We are grateful to those donating to support the parish, especially those who are not able to attend but are still supporting. Lastly, we entrust into God’s hands the sick, that God heals them; also, the dead, that they find eternal life with God.

One of our previous parishioners, Paul Adamek, has been received into the Brotherhood of the Good Shepherd in Hamilton. Congratulations Paul!

CLIMAX OF THE MONTH OF ROSARY: As you may know, October is designated the month of the Rosary, where we have the opportunity to honour Mary, seek her intercession, reflect on the Mysteries of Christ, and grow in our faith. To climax the month of the Rosary, we shall have exposition of the Blessed Sacrament and Rosary prayers on Friday 30th October, 2020 at 7:00 p.m. We shall follow due precaution pertaining to the pandemic.

NEW CATHOLICS: We have one of our parishioners receiving the Sacraments of Initiation at St. Eugene on Tuesday 27th October at 7:00 p.m. She completed her RCIA and was part of those who missed the “Easter Sacraments” due to the Pandemic. We pray for God’s graces upon her and look forward to her involvement in our parish.

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

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.

WORLD MISSION SUNDAY
Last weekend the Church celebrated its annual World Mission Sunday. We wish to thank everyone who prayed for and were able to support this important work. Your prayers and donations will make a huge contribution to the growth of the Church and to the well-being of the poor in the world. Please continue to pray for all those who serve in mission countries to bring Christ’s message of love to the world’s most vulnerable. With deep gratitude, we thank you again for your prayerful and financial support of World Mission Sunday 2020.

SPECIAL COLLECTION IN OCTOBER
Thank you to everyone who contributed to the special collection on the weekend of October 17-18 in support of 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.  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).

DIRECTIVES FOR OUR SAFETY
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.

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