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Helen Church
4157 Maple Grove Rd. | PO Box 222 | Vineland, Ontario | L0R 2C0

Phone (905) 562-7427 | Fax (905) 562-7789 |

Pastor Fr. Philip English Office Administration Aggie Agnino ext. 115

Mass Times
Saturday 5:00 p.m. Sundays 9:00 a.m. - St. Helen Church

11:00 a.m. - St. Mark School Gym, Beamsville

Opened - October 2, 1938 Established as a Parish - January 1, 1986

St. Mark School Principal: Dean Stunt Phone: (905) 563-9191 St. Edward School Principal: Adrian Bishop Phone: (905) 562-5531

Reconciliation Before or after mass or by appointment. Marriage Six months notice; marriage prep required. Anointing of the Sick Please let us know when someone has a serious or prolonged illness or is to have surgery. This sacrament celebrates the healing of mind and body and the forgiveness of sins. Catholic Funeral Rites When a death occurs in your family, please call the parish office and we will assist you in making the necessary liturgical arrangements.

Upcoming Events
Movie Morning - May 1st, Lectio Divina Part 4 St. Helen CWL 55th Anniversary Celebration, Saturday, May 3 Crossing Guard Orientation - May 4th First Communion, May 4 St. Edward 50th - May 10 CWL Annual Diocesan Convention, May 28

Baptism Available Sundays at 1:00 pm. Call parish office. First Communion & Confirmation Arranged through school. If your child is not in a Catholic school or is not baptized in the Roman Catholic Church, contact the parish office.

Kindly complete the following and place in collection basket New Parishioner* Change of address Moving Name________________________ Phone__________________ E-mail___________________ Address______________________________________________ City_____________________ Postal Code__________________ I will use offertory envelopes If , pick up in foyer: St. Helen Church or St. Mark School

We welcome you and invite you to share in the spiritual and social activities of your parish

Year A - April 28 to May 4, 2014

Tuesday 8:30 a.m. Wednesday 9:30 a.m. Thursday 8:30 a.m. Friday 8:30 a.m. Saturday 5:00 p.m. Sunday 9:00 a.m. 11:00 a.m. St. Mark School

Mass Intentions

Requested for
No Morning Mass
Deceased members of Elia & Cipro Families

Requested by

Andrea & Theresa Cipro

Angelina Prokich & Alex Prokich

Amelia Landin

Alex Prokich
Nancy Winslow

Rev. John Buis

Dora Geczy & Elizabeth Barna Deceased members of DIorio & Elia Families For the People of St. Helen

Helen & Andy Hendriks

Alex Geczy Giuseppina & Gennaro Elia

Stewardship of Treasure
Easter Envelopes (111) Easter Loose Facility Maintenance () Holy Land (111) Holy Land Loose Building Fund Envelopes (4) $6,378 $ 529 $ $1,911 $ 212 $ 130

CWL News
CWL 55th Anniversary Celebration which will be held on Saturday May 3rd starting with Mass @ 10:30 a.m. @ the Church followed with brunch in the hall. Tickets are available for purchase, $15 includes brunch. It is suggested to purchase all tickets by April 28th. Contact Frances 905-5625475 or Piera 905-563-4594. All ladies of the Parish are welcome.

Give and it shall be given to you for the measure you measure with will be Measured back to you. Luke 6:38

St. Vincent de Paul Society

Please remember the work of the St. Vincent de Paul Society as the needs of the poor continue. Your spare change goes a long way to help needy individuals and families in our community. Thank you for your continued generosity and prayers.

Annual Diocesan Convention , Wednesday

May 28, Parkway Conference Centre, St. Catharines, starting at 8:30 a.m. Registration & payment of $35.00 due by April 25. For details call Frances 905-562-5475 or Piera 905-563-4594.

Crowning of Mary
The Catholic Women's League invites all parishioners and their families to take part in the Crowning of Mary followed by the Living Rosary on Wednesday, May 7, 2014 beginning at 6:30pm. All children receiving their First Communion are encouraged to attend. A social gathering will be held afterwards in the basement of the church. Please call Frances Hendriks 905-562-5475 for more information.

Sr. Ministry for the Sick and Homebound

We have a TEAM of Extraordinary Lay Ministers willing to bring Communion at home. If you have a loved one who is sick and unable to come to church, please call the Parish Office or Frances @ 905-562-5475 and arrangements will be made to bring Holy Communion to your home.

Sunday April 27 ~ 2nd Sunday of Easter Scripture

Divine Mercy Celebration @ St. Josephs

Fr. Richard Kowalchuk extends a warm invitation to parishioners of St. Helen this weekend, the 2nd Sunday of Easter to celebrate Divine Mercy Sunday. The faithful assemble at 3:00 in the afternoon at St. Josephs church, Grimsby to venerate the sacred image while praying the chaplet

They devoted themselvesto the communal life, to the breaking of bread and to the prayers. (Acts 2:42) My strength and my courage is the LORD, he is my savior. (Psalm 118;14) even though you do not see him now you believe, (1 Peter 1:8) Blessed are those who have not seen and have believed. (John 20:29)

NCDSB - Serving in the Love of Christ

Catholic Education Week 2014 begins on Sunday May 4. The Catholic Schools in our parish will engage in a series of events to celebrate the gift of publicly-funded Catholic education. You are invited to discover what celebrations are happening and if possible attend. Your support is important! Visit

Why is it hard to believe what the heart feels but cannot see or touch? Do you feel the loving presence of God in your heart (your core being)? After the cross, and the resurrection what comes next For the disciples and for you as a disciple? Does it help you to live your faith through the parish community to pray, to live the sacraments, and to serve as a community of disciples? Generation after generation passes. And in the midst of this passing the cross of Christ remains. Through the cross, God continuously proclaims to the world the infinite love that no created evil is able to overcome. Yes, the cross remains, so that in the world, indeed every human person may find the way to salvation. For it is by this cross that the world is saved.Mark


Morning at the Movies

Join us in the church basement for coffee and a Movie Morning featuring Lectio Divina Video Series by Cardinal Collins on Thursday May 1st @ 9:30 a.m.

St. Edward School Celebrates 50 Years!

St. Edward School is celebrating 50 years of Catholic Education on Saturday, May 10. Our celebrations will begin with mass at St. Helen at 2 p.m. followed by an open house at St. Edward. A pasta dinner follows at approximately 4:30, and a wine social at 7:30. Tickets for the pasta dinner are available through the school office, 905 5625531. We would love to see past and present families at our celebration. Anyone with memorabilia that they would be willing to lend the school for the celebration are asked to contact the school as well.

Pope John Paul II, Pilgrim Pope, Messages for the World, Andrews MacNeel; Kansas City, 1999 p164 For the Ride Home by Ted Bergh, ParishVision Llc. 2014 Visit

International Mothers Day Walk for Life

Please help to build the Culture of Life by joining us on Mothers Day, May 11, 2014. Meet at St. Anns Church Parking Lot, 5740 Buchanan Street Niagara Falls at 1 p.m. March in procession at 1:30 sharp to the Rainbow Bridge for 2:15 ceremony on the bridge. Please bring Passport, Nexus Card or Enhanced Drivers Licence to participate. For more information call 905-680-2239 (Niagara Region) or 416-258-8135 (GTA) Volunteers for Temporary Crossing Guard for Construction could still use a few volunteers. Please contact the parish office to volunteer for a shift. Orientation May 4th after 11:00 a.m. Mass.

Passion & Purpose Live is Selling Out!

Sat. May 31st 9:00am 1:30pm, St. Alfreds Parish, St. Catharines. Dont miss this once in a lifetime opportunity to see Matthew Kelly in the Niagara Region! See Matthew Kelly in action at: http:// Matthew helps Catholics understand simple ways to become better-version-of-themselves; to have better relationships and to learn what brings true happiness to our lives as God intended. No matter where you are in life...young or old, Catholic or nonCatholic, satisfied or dissatisfied, this event is for you. Act quickly and get your ticket at or purchase tickets at the parish office. Tickets just $39! Includes all event materials and a hard cover book.

A Vocation View: It is only through people like

you that others will be able to say: We have seen the Lord. With the resurrection to empower you and with Jesus to lure you, you too can inspire others who have not seen to believe.