27th Sunday in Ordinary Time

The Roman Catholic Diocese of Hamilton
St. John the Baptist Parish
• 128 Edgemont St South, Hamilton ON, L8K 2H8 •

• 905-544-2100 • stjohnhamilton@hamiltondiocese.com  •
• website: stjohnthebaptisthamilton.com •

Mass Schedule
Public Masses have resumed. Pre-registration is not required at this time.
Saturday at 5:15 p.m.
Sunday at 9:30 a.m.
Wednesday at 7:00 p.m.
Thursday at 8:30 a.m.
For weekday Masses, please enter through the Edgemont St. doors.

Office hours
Tuesday to Friday
9:00am to 4:30pm

Staff
Rev. Andrew Quarshie, Pastor
Rev. Ambroise Tshiaba Ntumba, Chaplain, Pastoral Assistant
Deacon Joseph DiLoreto
Mrs. Lisa White, Parish Administrator
Mrs. Rina Sheehan, Parish Secretary
Mr. Joe Savelli, Custodian

Sacraments and Pastoral Services
Please contact the office at 905-544-2100.
Baptism: At least one month in advance to set up a meeting with the Pastor.
Reconciliation: By appointment only.
Marriage: At least one year in advance. Marriage Preparation course must be completed before wedding.
Car or Home blessings
Communion to the Homebound:
Priest or Eucharistic Minister will visit the home.
Anointing of the Sick: For those who will be undergoing surgery, are very ill, or are near death.
Funeral: Contact us as soon as possible to plan Vigil Prayers, Funeral Mass and Burial.

MASS INTENTIONS
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.

 Mass TimeSt. John Mass IntentionsDiocesan Vocation
Prayer Intention
Saturday, October 25:15 pm† Steven Jones – requested by Mom and Dad † Grace Macaluso – requested by Nicholas Savelli and Daniella Rameria, Annmarie Savelli and Robert Fortino
† Deceased members of the Settimi family – requested by Pierina † Deceased members of the Bomben family – requested by Palma Bomben
For the intentions of family – requested by David
Rev. Msgr. Theodore Slaman
Sunday, Oct. 39:30 amPro Populo 
Monday, Oct. 4No Mass Rev. Bernard (Mike) Francis
Tuesday, Oct. 5No Mass Rev. Donald Wilhelm
Wednesday, Oct. 67:00 pm† Josephine Ragona – requested by the Gibbons familyFelician Franciscan Sisters (C.S.S.F.)
Thursday, Oct 78:30 am† Donna Balue – requested by the Lafleur familyRev. Vincent Kim Van Toan
Friday, Oct. 87:00 pmRosary and AdorationRev. Valentine Onwunjiogu
Saturday, Oct. 95:15 pm† Msgr. Paul Boucher – requested by Esper † Dominic Pichelli – requested by Mariette and Diane Thibault
† Deceased members of the Padoin family – requested by Rita Padoin In thanksgiving for prayers answered – requested by the Cifani family
Rev. Msgr. Pierre-Philippe Jean-Pierre

SANCTUARY LAMP
October 3 to 9 – Burns for the special intentions of the Savelli family – requested by Joe and Sandra Savelli
October 10 to 16 – Burns in memory of Jesse Zawadzki – requested by Brian and friends
October 17 to 23 – Burns for the Ransley and Boenisch families – requested by family

WEDDINGS
The marriage of Ashley Gibson and Mark Malec was celebrated in our Parish this weekend. Congratulations and many blessings to the happy couple!

FUNERALS
We have had two deaths in our Parish family. The funeral for Toni Grochowalski took place last week and the funeral for Elena Settimi took place Saturday. May our loving Father welcome them into his heavenly kingdom.

OCTOBER IS THE MONTH OF THE ROSARY
Please join us for Rosary prayers and Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament on Friday evening, October 8 at 7:00 pm.

FROM THE PASTOR’S DESK
This note from a campaign participant was received by the One Heart, One Soul office, and I wish to share with you. “We are grateful to Bishop Crosby, our pastor, and our parish campaign committee for helping us know what our parish needs to thrive and giving us the opportunity to help these things happen.” The campaign in our parish is the same opportunity for us. Please consider participating if you have not done so. Make a pledge, contribute, and let’s grow our parish.
Peace and Blessings,
Fr. Andrew

PASTORAL SERVICES
Please call the Parish office for the following Pastoral services – car blessing, home blessing, Communion to those who are homebound, and Anointing of the Sick. Our secretary will be happy to set up an appointment for you.

COLLECTIONS FOR September 26
Sunday Collection $1080.00
Average weekly Pre-Authorized Giving $684.38

PRE-AUTHORIZED GIVING
Contact the office if you are interested in having your monthly Parish offering transferred electronically from your account. All donations will be recorded, and an income tax receipt will be given at the end of the year. Donations can easily be changed or terminated at any time.

PARISH PRAYER NETWORK
Call Ginette at 905-746-9976 or the office at 905-544-2100 for new prayer requests or to update previous requests. If you would like to join the Prayer Network, please forward your email address to the Parish office.

LITURGY OF THE WORD FOR THANKSGIVING
The Offices for Evangelization and Catechesis, Liturgy and Youth Ministry have prepared a Liturgy of the Word and parent resource for the celebration of Thanksgiving 2021.  Every home should give thanks to God for the abundance of the harvest this season, and speak meaningfully about what it means to be thankful in these days. Visit https://hamiltondiocese.com/thanksgiving2021/ 

HYMNS FOR OCTOBER
Gather Us In (Marty Haugen)
Immaculate Mary (Lourdes Hymn)
One Bread One Body (John Foley)
Praise the One Who Breaks the Darkness (text–Rusty Edwards; tune–NETTLETON)

HAMILTON RIGHT TO LIFE – LIFE CHAIN
Sunday, October 3, 2021, between 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Please join us in our stand against abortion! Signs will be provided.
Locations:
• McMaster University Medical Centre (MUMC), corner of Main St W & Emerson, Hamilton
• Upper James & Mohawk Rd, Hamilton
• Hwy 20 & Hwy 8, Stoney Creek
• Hwy 8 & Grays Rd, Stoney Creek

CATHOLIC CHILDREN’S AID SOCIETY OF HAMILTON
Wednesday, October 13, 2021
Foster/Adoption Information Webinar
7:00pm – 8:30pm
Anyone interested in fostering or adopting can join this online information session to learn more about the opportunities to foster and adopt through the Catholic Children’s Aid Society of Hamilton. This will be an interactive webinar where you can join the conversation and ask questions. The first step towards adoption is attending this information session.
Please contact Jennifer Veenstra to pre-register for this no-cost webinar at 905-525-2273 or jennifer.veenstra@hamiltonccas.on.ca.

SERRA CLUB VOCATION SEEDS
Matrimony – a beautiful vocation so misused today. Celibacy – a beautiful gift so misunderstood today. Whether we do God’s work in pairs or as a single person in ministry or in a community, we do God’s work because He calls us. If you feel God is calling you, visit https://hamiltondiocese.com/vocations/