31st Sunday in Ordinary Time

Mass Schedule
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, Oct. 305:15 pm† Peter Safranyos – requested by the Gibbons family
† Elena Settimi – requested by Pierina Pascucci and family
† Deceased members of the Bomben family – requested by Palma
Rev. Jarek Pachocki, O.M.I.
Sunday, Oct. 319:30 amPro Populo 
Monday, Nov. 1

7:00 pm† Deceased members of the Valeriote family – requested by PalmaAll Saints’ Day
Tuesday, Nov. 27:00 pm† Nicolo and Giovanna Macaluso and Joseph and Nicolina Savelli – requested by Joe and Sandra SavelliAll Souls’ Day
Wednesday,
Nov. 3
7:00 pm† Ana, Louis and Alex – requested by family
† Janny Trunko – requested by Grace Advento
Deceased Priests of the Diocese of Hamilton
Thursday, Nov. 48:30 am† Danilo Bautista – requested by Sadie
For special intentions – requested by Anna
Rev. Aurimas Paulius Rudinskas
Friday, Nov. 5No Mass Rev. Adam Voisin
Saturday, Nov. 65:15 pm† Nicolo Macaluso – requested by Joe and Sandra Savelli
† Deceased members of the Stankus and Zebrauskas family – requested by family  
Rev. David Wilhelm

SANCTUARY LAMP
October 31 to November 6 – Burns in memory of Nicolo and Giovanna Macaluso – requested by Joe and Sandra Savelli
November 7 to 13 – Burns in memory of Leanne Thompson – requested by family
November 14 to 20 – Burns for the Ransley and Boenisch families – requested by family
November 21 to 27 – Burns in memory of Elena Settimi – requested on behalf of parishioners
November 28 to December 4 – Burns in memory of Ed and Anna Rachner – requested by family

FROM THE PASTOR’S DESK
Dear St. John the Baptist family,
All Saints Day Mass will be celebrated to commemorate all the Saints on Monday 1st November, 2021 at 7:00pm. Our Votive candles are back in place and you can light a candle to pray for the intercession of the saints.
All Souls Day Mass will be celebrated to commemorate all the faithful departed on Tuesday 2nd November, 2021 at 7:00pm. Remember to light a votive candle to pray for your beloved dead.
Wednesday Mass and Adoration: This first Wednesday November 3rd, 2021 we shall have Adoration following the 7:00pm Mass. Please do well to attend.
Relics of St. Brother Andre: We will be hosting the relic, a piece of Brother Andre’s heart, at St. Eugene Parish on Thursday 25th November, 2021 from 7pm-9pm. There will be Adoration, Mass, social distance veneration of the relics and anointing with the oil of St. Joseph. NOTE: attendance is strictly by registration. Please call the St. Eugene Parish office to register: 905-549-2694. There will be a free-will collection at this Mass.
Peace and blessings,
Fr. Andrew

SUNDAY MISSALS
Missals for the new liturgical year beginning on the First Sunday of Advent, November 28, will be sold after Masses during the month of November. The cost is $5 each. Exact change is appreciated.

JOIN US
On the first Wednesday of every month, beginning November 3, we shall have Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament after Mass.  Mass begins at 7:00pm, and Adoration will follow until approximately 7:45pm.
The Faith Formation Session scheduled for the month of November has been postponed to December. More information will be available soon.

PRE-AUTHORIZED GIVING
Contact the office if you are interested in having your monthly Parish offering transferred electronically from your account. 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. Monthly updates would be appreciated if you would like your prayer request to continue. If you would like to join the Prayer Network, please forward your email address to the Parish office.

COLLECTIONS FOR October 24
Sunday Collection $1941
Memorial Donations $355
World Mission Sunday $224
Needs of the Canadian Church $20
Average weekly Pre-Authorized Giving $684.38

ONE HEART ONE SOUL CAMPAIGN (updated Oct. 29)
Baseline Goal: $179 000
Total money pledged: $148 420 (83% of goal)
Total money paid: $112468 (63% of goal)
Our Capital Campaign is ongoing. Thank you to all who are participating. But we need more support! Please consider donating or increasing your donation to help us achieve our goals. Donation envelopes are available at the entrances.

SOCIETY OF ST. VINCENT DE PAUL
Do you want to help people in need? Do you want to put your Faith into Action?

The Society of Saint Vincent de Paul needs your support! At St. John, you can help by volunteering or by providing financial assistance. Please visit our website here: https://ssvphamiltonpc.org/

SERRA CLUB VOCATION SEEDS
“To love Him with all the heart and with all the understanding, and with all the strength” and “to love one’s neighbour as oneself” are the greatest commandments. If you feel that God is calling you to serve Him as a priest, religious or deacon, call Fr. Michael King, Director of Vocations, Diocese of Hamilton, 905-528-7988 ext. 2246 or email vocations@hamiltondiocese.com or visit https://hamiltondiocese.com/vocations/

COVID VACCINES
The official position of the Catholic Church is that all available Covid vaccines are ethical and all Catholics who are able are encouraged to receive the vaccine. All employees serving in the Diocese of Hamilton are encouraged to be fully vaccinated or to submit to a Covid Rapid test every Monday and Thursday in order to carry out their responsibilities. Volunteer Liturgical Ministers are required to be fully vaccinated. Bishop Douglas Crosby, OMI, encourages every member of the Catholic Church within our Diocese of Hamilton to be fully vaccinated.