The 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. (Please enter through the Edgemont St. doors.)
Thursday at 8:30 a.m. (Please enter through the Edgemont St. doors.)
Sacrament of Reconciliation
– by appointment only. Please call the office.

Sanctuary Lamp
September 20 to 26, 2020

Burns in memory of Alex Gorecki – requested by mom Mary and brother Walter

Mass Intentions for Saturday, September 19
† In Memory of Ferdo Markesic – Mary and family
† In Memory of Anna and Louis Leskovec – family
† In Memory of Avelina Vieira – Carmen Shave
† In Memory of Helena Lesiak – Andrew

Mass Intentions for Wednesday, September 23
† In Memory of Leon Hulleza – Esper Lafleur
† In Memory of Tony DiCosmo – Nellie and Tony Vetrone
† In Memory of Elizabeth Polanski – Andrew
† In Memory of Tom Roth – Elizabeth and Jim Di Cecca

Mass Intentions for Thursday, September 24
† In Memory of Alex Steinbach – Sofia and Drago Konjevic

Mass Intentions for Saturday September 26
† In Memory of Louisa Palaia – Nellie Vetrone
† In Memory of John Kiczula – Mary Kiczula
† In Memory of Leo Bomben – Palma and family
† In Memory of Leslie Anthony Lucas – Steinbach Family

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.

From the Pastor’s Desk
Dear parishioners, brothers and sisters in Christ,

In Baptism, we welcome Benjamin Arruda.
We remember in our prayers those who have died – Steve Forten and Pasqua (Pat) DiCenzo

Celebration of the Sacraments: We have new norms and guidelines from the Chancery to aid pastors to celebrate the sacraments of Reconciliation, Eucharist and Confirmation with our children during this pandemic. This is exciting! We shall let parents know when it will be appropriate and safe to celebrate the Sacraments with the children.

Gratitude: Once again, thank you to all who are donating to our parish during these times. May God bless and replenish their sacrifices abundantly.
Remember to be proud of your faith and your church. Remember to smile, to love everyone, to care and share – this is the best way of life.
Fr. Andrew

YARD SALE
Thank you to everyone involved in the yard sale. It took a great deal of effort and personal sacrifice to make this event a success, particularly due to the risks related to the Covid-19 virus. The sale brought in over $1200. We love our Parish community!

NATIONAL CATHOLIC HEALTH CARE WEEK
October 4 – 10, 2020
The week recognized the inspiring work of Catholic health care organizations in our Province and across Canada. At the heart of Catholic health care is a deep respect for the intrinsic value and dignity of every human being and an unwavering commitment to serving all people, from all backgrounds and faiths – especially society’s most vulnerable. The COVID-19 pandemic has called us to reflect on the importance of human connection, quality of life, and the meaning of well-being – body, mind and spirit. We give thanks for the courageous gift of Catholic health care during these challenging times – in hospitals, community health centres, and senior care centres. For more information visit the website of the Catholic Health Alliance of Canada.

MASS FOR THOSE WHO DIED DURING THE SHUTDOWN
Bishop Crosby has requested that a Mass be celebrated on Saturday, October 10 at 11 am in all parishes for all who died throughout the Diocese of Hamilton during the shutdown –whether from the Covid-19 virus or any other cause. This is to offer prayerful support for families and for their beloved dead. If you lost a relative during the shutdown please call our parish office to provide us with names for the Mass.

SPECIAL COLLECTION IN OCTOBER
The Diocese of Hamilton will hold one special collection on the weekend of October 16 -17 to support the many good works whose special collections were missed during the pandemic shutdown or would have been held this autumn. The funds collected will be distributed to the organizations according to the percentage of the special collections from 2019. Envelopes will be made available to parishioners at all Masses on Thanksgiving weekend. The charities that will be supported are: Development and Peace (Share Lent); Holy Land (Good Friday); Papal Charities; Needs of the Canadian Church; World Mission Collection; Cura Pastorum (care of retired Priests). Please be especially generous.

DIRECTIVES FOR OUR SAFETY
We ask that you continue to do a self-assessment before coming to Mass. If you feel unwell or have been in contact with someone who has Covid-19, please do not attend Mass.
Please do not remove your mask during Mass. Those with certain medical conditions are not required to wear a mask. If you need to cough or sneeze, please do so into your elbow.
For Communion, an usher will be present and will usher one row at a time to the front. For those on the King St. side, please receive Communion from the Priest or Minister on the same side as where you were sitting. Do not cross to the other side. Communion must be received in the hand, then remove your mask, consume the Host and replace your mask before walking to your seat.
Offertory envelopes will be collected as you exit the Church at the end of Mass.
Parishioners sitting nearest to the doors should exit first, and please remember to physically distance inside and outside the Church.
We are not able to gather in the foyers or body of the church before or after Mass, so please leave the building as soon as Mass is over as it needs to be cleaned and sanitized after each use.
We are always in need of volunteers, as it takes many people in order for all of us to share in the celebration of Mass. Please call the parish office if you are willing to help at one of our Masses.
Thank you for adhering to these safety directives as we work together during this time of reopening.