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

Sunday October 7, 2018

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27th SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME

Refrain for the Responsorial Psalm:
“May the Lord bless us all the days of our lives.”

 

MASS SCHEDULE

Wednesday, October 10
8:30 a.m.  +Deceased members of the Etsibah family of Elmina – Caroline Engmann

Thursday, October 11
8:30 a.m.  +Mary & Lorne Thombs – Family

Saturday, October 13
5:15 p.m. +John Peter van der Zalm – Pichelli Family
.               +Virginia Natale – Paprocki Family
.               +Raymond DuBois – Family
.               +Deceased Members of the Campbell family – Lawrence Campbell

Sunday, October 14
9:30 a.m.  Our Parishioners

Sanctuary Lamp burns in memory of Alexander Gorecki – Mother & Brother.

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 OCTOBER
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.

MASS INTENTIONS
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.

SANCTUARY LAMP
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,
There has been another change. 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, TODAY October 7th, 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.

CWL MEETING WILL BE OCTOBER 23 – A CHANGE IN DATE, IN HALL AT 1:00 P.M.

THE OFFICE IS CLOSED MONDAY – HAPPY THANKSGIVING.

FROM THE PASTOR’S DESK
Hi friends,

Thanksgiving is here! Thank you for being a wonderful parishioner of St. John’s Church.  I would like to use this opportunity to say a big thank you for the tremendous love, care, support and prayers for me. I Thank God for such great and wonderful parishioners like you, I am super blessed. Let us all use this moment to thank God for his many blessings and graces May we become channels of blessings for others too in our own small ways. Happy Thanksgiving!

This weekend I welcome Rev. Fr. Felix Davordzi, rector of the Cathedral in my home diocese in Ghana, who is visiting with me for his vacation. I hope he gets the opportunity to interact with some of you so you get to know him too.

Our first reading from Genesis (2:7, 15, 18-24) bring us to reflect on how gifted we are by God. God has given us life, a wonderful earth with many goodies, family, and He has made us “governors” over the earth. This should cause us to be ever grateful to God and be responsible stewards as well. In our second reading (Hebrews 2:9-11) we reflect on God sharing His only Son Jesus to die for our salvation and to make us brothers and sisters of Christ His Son. We should be very grateful for such an awesome relationship with God in Christ. Finally, our Gospel, (Mark 10:2-16) emphasizes fidelity in marital relationship which brings unity. Let’s pray for those who are having challenges in their marriages. Lastly, our Gospel assures us that if we humble ourselves and allow God to reign over us, we shall enter His Kingdom. We should be grateful that God is willing to share His Kingdom with us. Happy Thanksgiving!

Your brother in Christ, Fr. Andrew.

ANNUAL BAZAAR – Nov. 16-17
We are looking for items in relatively good condition for Attic Treasures. Costume jewellery (rings, necklaces, brooches, earrings) create a lot of interest and sell very well. We are also looking for kitchen items (glassware, cups and saucers, utensils) and Christmas items. Donations can be dropped off at the parish hall Tuesdays from 9:30am to noon, or before Mass (place them at the back of the hall). Arrangements can be made for large items. Please contact the office, or Betty Taylor at 905-979-8436 or John van der Zalm at 905-920-2117 for more information.
Correction: For MacMillan inquiries, Sharon Springstead can be reached at 905-928-4498.

RETROUVAILLE WEEKEND
October 12th 2018
Call 905-664-5212 for confidential information, or to register. Or email hamiltonretrouvaille1@cogeco.ca or www.retrouvaille.org.

MARRIAGE IS GOOD FOR YOUR HEALTH
Back by popular demand, we are offering another Saturday to share time with your spouse! Take some time for your marriage relationship and spend a day learning about The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work. This is part two of the program, created by Dr. John Gotman, but if you missed the first session you will still learn lots as we look at the principles in more detail. The enrichment day will be facilitated by Mrs. Teresa Harnett and Dr. Wendy Hofman on Saturday, November 10, from 10 – 4 P.m. at the Chancery Office, 700 King St. W. The cost for the program is $50 per couple and includes lunch. Register by calling 905-528-7988 ext. 2249, or on the Diocesan web-site www.hamiltondiocese.com

MARRIAGE TIPS:  The fall harvest is a result of work undertaken throughout the spring and summer. Watering, nourishing, protecting from insects and the weather all contribute to a healthy yield. Why then do we sometimes forget that relationships too need to be cared for? Do we nourish, protect and nurture our spouses? Care for them gently and speak softly? As St. Francis de Sales said, “The worst way of speaking is to speak too much. Therefore, speak little and well, speak little and gently, speak little and charitably, speak little and amiably.” A harvest of love can fill every relationship, but it takes commitment and purposeful work to keep our love strong.

PRAYERS FOR VOCATIONS
Parishioners are kindly asked to pray for these Priests on the appointed day.
Monday:  Very Rev. Michael King
Tuesday:  Very Rev. Msgr. Murray Kroetsch
Wednesday:  Jesuit Fathers S.J.
Thursday:  Very Rev. Adrian Lee
Friday:  Rev. Msgr. Edward Sheridan
Saturday:  Rev. Robert Kiffman

VOCATION VIEW
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 to a Church vocation, call Fr. Michael King, Diocese of Hamilton 905-528-7988 ext. 2246. E-mail vocations@hamiltondiocese.com

OUR STEWARDSHIP
Sunday Regular Collection:   $2,177.00
Loose:                                    $   159.25
Pre-authorized Offering:         $   466.70
Total:                                      $ 2,802.95

STEWARDSHIP REFLECTIONS – 27th Sunday
“So out of the ground the Lord formed every beast of the field and every bird of the air, and brought them to the man to see what he would call them; and whatever the man called every living creature, that was its name.” Genesis 2:19.
The creation story reminds us of two important points. First, since the start, God has put the entire world into our care. Second, stewardship has been around since the beginning of mankind: it isn’t something recently invented by the church. Just as past generations built our church, it is now our responsibility to continue to nurture and develop these gifts for future generations.

 

 

 

 KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS CLUB OF HAMILTON
Managed by: Fr. J. Fergus Duffy. Council 1454 Charities
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.
Reasonable rates.
Two banquet rooms. Capacities up to 300.
Separate entrances and washrooms.
Free overnight parking.
Kitchen and air conditioning.
Full catering services available.
Smart Serve bartender included (restrictions apply).
Call us at 905-961-7348.
100% of proceeds go back into our community.

 

ST. JOHN THE BAPTIST PARISH

Pastor: Reverend Fr. Andrew Quarshie

Secretaries: Rina Sheehan and Lisa White

E-mail:stjohnhamilton@hamiltondiocese.com
Face book: St. John the Baptist Roman Catholic Parish
www.stjohnthebaptisthamilton.ca
Phone: 905-544-2100
Office hours: Tuesday to Friday
9 am-12 pm and 1-4 pm

 

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