Twenty-Fifth 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 4:00pm

MISSION STATEMENT
St. John the Baptist Parish is a welcoming faith community, committed to spreading God’s word and love, fostering a community of faith by celebrating the sacraments, forming disciples and sharing time, talent and resources both in our community and beyond.

 Mass TimeSt. John Mass IntentionsDiocesan Vocation
Prayer Intention
Saturday,
September 17
5:15 pm† Victor Matysik – offered by Stephen Matysik
† Marietta and Giuseppo Arcuri
– offered by Lina Orrico
† Domenico Galluzzo – offered by John and Maryanne van der Zalm and family
† Margaret Clanfield
– offered by the Gibbons family
† John Stankus on the 10th anniversary of his death – offered by his daughters
For the intentions of family – offered by David
Rev. Jeffery Oehring
Sunday,
September 18
9:30 amMissa pro populo 
Monday,
September 19
No Mass Rev. Francesco Cucchi
Tuesday,
September 20
No Mass Rev. Mark Gatto
Wednesday,
September 21
7:00 pm† Anna and Raffaele Graziano
– offered by family
Chancery Staff
Thursday,
September 22
8:30 am† Lisa DiBerardo
– offered by the Gibbons family
Rev. Patras Samuel Masih
Friday
September 23
No Mass Rev. Saju Oreethaparambil, C.Ss.R.
Saturday,
September 24
5:15 pm† Otylia Dolska – offered by Joanna Paplinski
† Rosa Elkins – offered by Lina Orrico
† Leo Vigna – offered by Lina Orrico
† Arnold Bortolotto – offered by Ed Safranyos
† Lauren Mair-Kennedy
– offered by Ashley and Sam
Rev. Ambroise Tshiaba Ntumba

SANCTUARY LAMP
September 18 to 24 – Burns in memory of Steffano Nappi – offered by family
September 25 to October 1 – Burns in memory of Ed and Anna Rachner – offered by family
October 2 to 8 – Burns in memory of Steven Jones – offered by Mom and Dad
FROM THE PASTOR’S DESK
Dear Parishioners,
We want you to get involved! Stewardship Volunteer forms are available at the entrances and we would appreciate you filling out and returning them to us by the end of September. There are many different ways to become involved – volunteering, attending events, and participating at Mass. We want to continue to grow our Parish and with your help we can make it happen!
Joy and blessings,
Father Andrew.

COLLECTIONS for September 11
Sunday Collection $1180.20
Average weekly Pre-Authorized Giving $674.38

MEMORIAL MASS FOR HER MAJESTY, QUEEN ELIZABETH II
A Memorial Mass for Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II, will be celebrated at the Basilica of Our Lady Immaculate in Guelph on Monday, September 19, at 7:00pm. All are welcome.

STEWARDSHIP
We invite everyone to share their time and talent with the St. John the Baptist community. If you would like to become involved, sign-up sheets are available at the Church entrances. Opportunities are available both during and outside of Mass. If you have questions, contact the office or speak with one of our ushers.

CHILDREN’S LITURGY
This special Liturgy will take place during the 9:30 am Sunday Mass. Children sit with their families until they are invited by the Celebrant to join the leaders in the Parish Hall just before the First Reading. Children will return to their families during Offertory. There is no cost, and no registration is required.

KEYBOARD AVAILABLE
The keyboard (organ) previously used in the Church is available for free to anyone interested. It is not in perfect working condition and may need some repairs. The organ is available for viewing in the Chapel.

GAMES NIGHT – Friday, September 23, 7 to 9pm
Join us in the Parish Hall for a fun night of games in a relaxed and social adult atmosphere. Participate in any of the available games or bring your own to share with others. Light refreshments will be provided.

MOVIE NIGHT – Friday, September 30, 6:30 to 9:00pm
Join us in the Parish Hall to view the movie The Shack, starring Sam Worthington and Octavia Spencer. The movie is a PG-13 rated American Christian drama about a grieving man who receives a mysterious, personal invitation to meet with God at a place called The Shack. Feel free to bring your own comfortable lawn chair. Light refreshments will be provided.

ST. JOHN CRAFT GROUP – Saturday, October 1, 9 to 11am
Join us for our first meeting to socialize and create! We invite you to bring your own knitting, quilting etc or join us in our first group project – making sleeping mats for those experiencing homelessness. Children will have an opportunity to participate as well. All parishioners can become involved by saving their clean, dry and folded outer milk bags and dropping them off at the Church.

40 DAYS FOR LIFE
This is an internationally coordinated campaign that aims to end abortion locally through prayer and fasting, community outreach, and a peaceful all-day vigil in front of abortion businesses. Volunteers for the Vigil are needed from September 28 to November 6 across the street from McMaster Children’s Hospital (Main St West in Hamilton). For more information and to register, visit https://www.40daysforlife.com/en/hamilton or call 905-962-2864.

PARISH LENDING LIBRARY
Our Lending Library is once again available in the Narthex (King Street lobby). The Library bookcase is filled with dozens of religious themed books, for adults and children, that are free to borrow. Please return the books to us when you are done.
We are always looking for donations of appropriately themed books. Drop them off at the King St entrance anytime.