26th 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, Sept. 255:15 pm† Josephine Ragona – requested by Pat and Miriam Lockhart
† Alex Steinbach – requested by family
† Msgr. Paul Boucher – requested by Tony and Mary Lou Lawlor † Jack Springstead – requested by Sharon and family
Rev. Laszlo Amaszka
Sunday, Sept. 269:30 amPro Populo 
Monday, Sept. 27No Mass Very Rev. Jeff Bergsma
Tuesday, Sept. 28No Mass Rev. Gregory Merkley
Wednesday, Sept. 297:00 pm† Victoria Tayaon – requested by the Lafleur family
† Greg Forbes – requested by the Gibbons family
† Ida Gelotti Cadr – requested by Rita Padoin
Sisters Adorers of the Precious Blood (R.P.B.)
Thursday, Sept. 308:30 amNational Day for Truth and Reconciliation
† Jojo Balue – requested by the Lafleur family
Rev. Wallace Metcalf
Friday, Oct. 1No Mass Rev. Robert M.F. Kiffman
Saturday, Oct. 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

SANCTUARY LAMP
September 26 to October 2 – Burns in memory of Winnifred King – requested by the Gibbons family
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

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.

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

NATIONAL DAY FOR TRUTH AND RECONCILIATION
In June, the Federal Government passed new legislation making September 30 the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation. This commemorates the history and ongoing trauma caused by residential schools and is intended to honour the survivors, families and communities who continue to grieve for those who were lost. Join us for Mass at 8:30 am on Thursday, Sept. 30 to continue to pray for the healing of our nation. The Parish office will be closed on this day.

FUNERAL PREPLANNING
Please join us for an informal talk about Funeral Preplanning presented by Dignity Memorial on Thursday, September 30, 2021 at 11:00 am in the St. John the Baptist Parish Hall. There will be a complimentary light lunch following the session. Licensed Funeral Pre-planners and Funeral Directors will answer all your questions. Proof of vaccination is required. Please RSVP to 905-547-1121 or to the Parish office at 905-544-2100.

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.

COLLECTIONS FOR September 19
Sunday Collection $1907.00
Average weekly Pre-Authorized Giving $684.38
Needs of the Canadian Church $200.00

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. 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.

HYMNS FOR October 3
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)

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.

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/ or
see our newsletter here: https://www.ssvphamiltonpc.org/SSVP-HAM-Newsletter1.pdf.

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

SERRA CLUB VOCATION SEEDS
Today’s readings speak of the gifts of prophesy and of casting out demons. If you feel that God is calling you with the gift to be a priest, religious, or permanent deacon, visit https://hamiltondiocese.com/vocations/