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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 |

Fr. Philip English
Office Administration
Aggie Agnino ext. 1

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

11:00 a.m. - St. Mark School

Gym, Beamsville
Opened - October 2, 1938

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

Established as a Parish - January 1, 1986

Before or after mass or by appointment.
Six months notice; marriage prep

Available Sundays at 1:00 pm. Call
parish office.

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.

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.

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
- Stations of the Cross, Fridays
of Lent @ 9 a.m. @ Church
- Video Series on The Mass
continues Thursday, March
26th @ 9:30 a.m. @ St. Helen
- Bishop Bergie, to celebrate all
Masses Palm Sunday weekend,
March 28/29th
- Ham/Turkey Roll, March 27th
@ 6 p.m.

- Annual Bishops Gala, April

10th @ Club Roma
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We welcome you and invite you to share in the spiritual and social activities of your parish


Requested for



8:30 a.m.

Erika Izzo
Geoff Barlow

Izabela Patys
Marie Culp

9:30 a.m.

Wendy Savoy - health

Pat Kilgallon

8:30 a.m.

Angelina Prokich & Alex Prokich

Alex Prokich

9:00 a.m.
10:00 a.m.
Albright Manor

Stations of the Cross @ Church

Maria & Gerald Murphy

Paul Murphy

5:00 p.m.

Intns of Anna & Silvano Sabucco


9:00 a.m.

Requested by

For the People of St. Helen - L & D

11:00 a.m.
St. Mark School

Mass Intentions

Year B - March 23 to 29, 2015

For the People of St. Helen - L & D

Stewardship of Treasure
Mar 22:
Offertory Envelopes (148)
Offertory Loose
Initial Offering
Building Fund (47)

Respect for Life Mass

$ 314
$ 25



Ministry for the Sick and Homebound

We are grateful to those who give of their time
and care to bring holy communion to our parishioners who cannot make it to church due to sickness or infirmity. If you know of anyone who
would like to receive communion in their home,
please contact the parish office or Frances @ 905
-562-5475 and arrangements will be made to
bring Holy Communion to your home.

St. Vincent de Paul Society

Please remember the work of the St.
Vincent de Paul Society as the needs
of the poor continue. As you put your
gift in the Society of St. Vincent de
Pauls poor box, know that you are putting your
faith into action!

Diocesan Respect for Life Mass: Annunciation

of the Lord, Wed. March 25 (7:00 p.m.) @ Cathedral of St. Catherine of Alexandria. Bishop Bergie
Presiding. Reception following hosted by CWL

12th Annual Bishops Gala

April 10th, 2015, 5:30 p.m. at Club Roma, 125
Vansickle Rd, St. Catharines. Tickets are $75 per
person call Sherry Morena, NCDSB 905-7350240, ext. 213 or

Volunteer Your Feet Holy Thursday

Washing of the Feet - How would you
like to lend your feet for the Holy Thursday foot - washing ceremony
within the evening Mass of the Lords
Supper on April 2 at 7p.m. Twelve
individuals are needed: child, youth
or adult. (The water will be warm!)
Note of Thanks . . . We wish to extend a note
of thanks and gratitude to the organizers and
sponsors of the dinner dance that was recently
held at Liuna Gardens. We thank Club La Piccola
Italia from Beamsville who issued a cheque in the
amount of $500 for the building fund. Thank you
to everyone who attended the dinner dance in
support of our new church!

March 22, 2015 - 5th Sunday of Lent

No Matter the Cost
Ezek 37:12-14 God promises a new covenant with
Psalm 130 Create a clean heart in me.
Rom 8:8-11 He was made perfect through obedience.
John 11:1-45 Jesus predicts his coming death.
Dead Man Walking, the
1995 film starring Susan Sarandon and Sean Penn,
brought to life Sr. Helen
come for the
Prejeans book of the same
Son of Man to name, which launched
Prejeans worldwide crusade
to abolish the death penalty.
be glorified
When a condemned prisoner begins that somber procession toward the execution chamber, the prison
guard announces those words: Dead man walking. They begin moving down the corridor under
the stark fluorescent lights, shrouded in silence for
this last grim ritual.
Jesus himself was a dead man walking in those
final days in Jerusalem. He knew death awaited
him. There was no turning back. There was no
way out of walking to his execution.
But his death would not be the end. In todays
Gospel, Jesus announces his death and his resurrection to his friends: The hour has come for the
Son of Man to be glorified.
-- Dc. Dick Folger


hour has

Next Weeks Readings

Isa 50:4-7 Gods suffering servant brings us hope.
Psalm 22 Why have you abandoned me?
Phil 2:6-11 A hymn to Jesus humility and exaltation
Mark 14:1-15:47 The suffering and death of Jesus

Man of the Shroud Exhibit

Coming this March 25-31 the Man of the Shroud
exhibit ( will be visiting
St. Marys Parish in Simcoe
( and John Iannone will
be our guest lecturer. There is increasing evidence
to support the Shroud of Turin being the actual burial cloth of Jesus Christ. The exhibit features a life
size (14) replica of the Shroud, artifacts related to
the Passion, and 28 large panels describing the
Shroud from scientific, historical and theological
perspectives. John C. Iannone is a Christian writer,
lecturer and filmmaker who has studied the Holy
Shroud of Turin for over 35 years. For more information contact: 519-4263249. St. Marys Parish, 211 Union Street, Simcoe,
Ontario N3Y 2B3.

St. Helens Ham Roll

will be on Friday March
27th at St. Mark School
Gym. Starts at 7 p.m.
(doors open at 6 p.m.)
Everyone is welcome. If
you wish to volunteer or if
have anything youd like to donate for prizes,
please contact Martin or Marion at 905-562-9838.

Bishop to Visit St. Helens

Bishop Bergie will be visiting St. Helens
on Palm Sunday weekend and celebrating all Masses. A small reception will
follow the 11 a.m. Mass at St. Mark
School. All parishioners are invited to

Sacrament of Penance
Saturday March 21st from 4 -5 p.m. and April 4th
@ 11:30 a.m. or by appointment. No matter
how long it has been, you are welcome to celebrate
the Sacrament of Penance, and encouraged to celebrate this wonderful sacrament of reconciliation
and healing.

Pontifical Collection for the Holy Land

On Good Friday, April 3, there will be a Papal Collection for the Holy Land in support of Christian
communities there, the work of the Holy Land, the
upkeep of the Holy Sites, and the formation of future priests. Let us give generously and show solidarity to respond to the needs of the Church in the
land of Jesus!

World Meeting of Families

Philadelphia Sept 22-27, 2015
The Holy Father has invited families from around
the world to come and explore the critical role that
the family plays in todays society. Participants will
also have an opportunity to attend the Papal Mass
on September 27th. The Diocese of St. Catharines
has arranged 50 travel packages for this event.
Registrations will be accepted on a first come basis.
Details are available from the parish office or contact Franca Lanigan at the Catholic Centre 905-684

National Catholic Mission 2015

"Beware the Holy Spirit" will be broadcast on
VISIONTV on Monday, March 30 (pt.1) and Tuesday, March 31 (pt. 2) at 6:00 p.m. and repeated at
10:00 p.m. It will be hosted by Fr. Pat Fitzpatrick
and features Spiritan Fr. Anthony Gittins.

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