Sunday October 28, 2018
30TH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME
Refrain for the Responsorial Psalm:
“The Lord has done great things for us; we are filled with joy.”
Wednesday, October 31
8:30 a.m. +Ana & Lou Leskovec – Family
. +Alex Steinbach – Family
Thursday, November 1
8:30 a.m. +For all the Souls in Purgatory – Lina Orrico
. +Mary van der Zalm – John van der Zalm and family
Saturday, November 3
5:15 p.m. +Nicolo (Nick) Macaluso – Family
. +Georgette Beaudin – Beaudin Family
. +Rolande Cormier – Beaudin Family
. +John Peter van der Zalm – Ginette Howatt and family
Sunday, November 4
9:30 a.m. Our Parishioners
SANCTUARY LAMP burns for the Intentions of the Parishioners of St. John The Baptist Parish, and for the Souls in Purgatory during the month of November.
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 NOVEMBER
In the service of peace.
That the language of love and dialogue may always prevail over the language of conflict.
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.
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. The next one will be November 4th. 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.
2018/2019 SUNDAY MISSALS will be on sale the weekend of November 3 and 4 at the King Street doors. The cost will be $5.00 each.
FROM THE PASTOR’S DESK:
Reflection: This weekend I would like to reflect on Spiritual Restoration. In our first reading from the Prophet Jeremiah (31:7-9) God promises to restore the people of Israel who were exiled in Babylon back to their land and to relationship with Him. This Prophecy also refers to the final hope of restoration under Christ. In our Gospel (Mark 10:46-52), Jesus restores the sight of a blind man called Bartimeus based on his faith. Whatever we have lost in God can be restored through faith in Jesus. What have you lost in your faith life? Call on Jesus for your spiritual restoration.
Farewell to Fr. Felix: This weekend we say goodbye to Rev. Felix Davordzi who returns to his ministry in Ghana. We are grateful to him for his visit and sharing his ministry with both of our parishes. We hope he will visit again in the near future. Thanks to all parishioners who were hospitable to him. We shall say farewell to him at our Volunteer appreciation Luncheon at the Knights of Columbus Hall, after the 11:00 a.m. Mass.
First Saturday Adoration: We shall have Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament on the First Saturday of each month. It will start at 4:00 p.m. and end 5:00 p.m. We shall start Saturday, November 3, 2018. We encourage all to participate in this hour of Grace.
All Saints Mass will be celebrated at St. John the Baptist Church (128 Edgemont St. S. Hamilton, Ontario) on Thursday 1st November, at 8:30 a.m. in the small chapel. I humbly encourage parishioners of St. Eugene to share in this Mass.
All Souls Mass will be celebrated at St. Eugene Parish (232 Queenston Road, Hamilton, Ontario) on Friday 2nd November at 7:00 p.m. We shall place candles for all who have passed at St. Eugene and St. John the Baptist. I humbly encourage Parishioners of St. Johns to share in this Mass.
On the 3rd of November we shall set our clocks to Fall Back, let us all “Fall Back” into God’s Grace and Love.
ANNUAL BAZAAR – Nov. 16-17
Please make sure all sold and unsold Capital Prize tickets are returned by Nov. 10, one week prior to the bazaar. Returns can be placed in the regular Sunday collection or returned to the Rectory. More tickets are available! With your help, we can sell them all!
CHRISTMAS ANGEL TREE
We will be doing the Angel Tree again this year. This is a request to help less fortunate persons in our community and schools. We will also do some local retirement homes. A Christmas tree is placed in the King Street foyer with names and requests from them.
More information will be coming soon.
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.
IMPACT ON YOUNG MINDS – VIDEO GAMES AND SOCIAL MEDIA, HEALTHY OR HARMFUL?
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 905-528-7988ext.2249orvisit www.hamiltondiocese.com.
PRAYERS FOR VOCATIONS
Parishioners are kindly asked to pray for these Priests on the appointed day.
Monday: Rev. Charles Jordan
Tuesday: Rev. Mark Sullivan
Wednesday: Deceased Members of Our Parish Community
Thursday: Rev. Mike Francis
Friday: Rev. Adam Voisin
Saturday: Rev. Luc Augustin Samba
Half of our life, we try to break away from home; the other half, we try to come home again. The values we were blind to in our youth, now become clear. Blindness gives way to vision. We know the feeling of being chosen, being loved. Follow the Master.
The blind beggar Bartimaeus would not listen to the many people scolding him to be quiet, but shouted all the louder in prayer “Son of David, have mercy on me!” Only then did Jesus call him over and answere his need. Bartimaeus becomes a powerful example of how persistent we must be in prayer when we are asking God to show us His Will for our lives. And then, ask Him for the grace to accept it. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Sunday Regular Collection: $1,966.00
Loose: $ 185.00
Pre-authorized Offering: $ 466.70
Total: $ 2,617.70
“And Jesus said to him, ‘Go your faith has made you well.’ And immediately he received his sight and followed him on the way.” Mark 10:52
Faith is believing in something even though you may not be able to see it. Many people think that miracles don’t happen anymore. But, if you focus on the positive, not the negative, focus on your blessings instead of your hardships, miracles will seem common and you will see God’s active presence in your daily life.
KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS CLUB OF HAMILTON
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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.
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Smart Serve bartender included (restrictions apply).
Call us at 905-961-7348.
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ST. JOHN THE BAPTIST PARISH
Pastor: Reverend Fr. Andrew Quarshie
Secretaries: Rina Sheehan and Lisa White
Face book: St. John the Baptist Roman Catholic Parish
Office hours: Tuesday to Friday
9 am-12 pm and 1-4 pm