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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


Established as a Parish - January 1, 1986

St. Mark School

Principal: Steven Ward
Phone: (905) 563-9191

Before or after mass or by appointment.

St. Edward School

Principal: Adrian Bishop
Phone: (905) 562-5531

Six months notice; marriage prep

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.

Upcoming Events
- All Souls Remembrance Env.
- Chili Take Out Night
Nov. 20th, 5-7 p.m.
- Nov. 25th - Diocesan Anniversary Mass @ Cathedral

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.

- Nov. 28th - Christmas Bazaar

@ St. Mark School

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.

- Join us for a cup of brew after

morning mass on Tuesdays &

- Syrian Refugee Family Sponsorship Collection, Nov. 28/29th.

- Consecration Mass of the new
St. Helen Church, Dec 6th @ 11

Kindly complete the following and place in collection basket

New Parishioner*
Change of address
Phone__________________ E-mail___________________
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 B - November 16 - 22, 2015


Requested for


No Morning Mass

8:30 a.m.

Intn of Hendriks & deKoning Families L&D

Richard Murray

Helen & Andy Hendriks

Huguette & Maurice Murray

10:00 a.m.

Carmela & Antonio Guerriero

Guerriero Family

8:30 a.m.

Stephanie Ruiss
Teresa Commisso

Herb Ruiss & Family

Maria & Rolando Cipro

10:00 a.m.
Menno Home

Ernie Fracchioni

Marilyn & Jack Lovett

5:00 p.m.

For the People of St. Helen - L&D

9:00 a.m.

Giuseppe Sgambelluri
Gianni Valle

Angie Sgambelluri
Francesca Paolone

11:00 a.m.
St. Mark School

Helen Samrak
All Saints & All Faithful Departed

Sue & Ivan Zuzek & Family

Giuseppina & Gennaro Elia

Stewardship of Treasure
November 8:
Offertory Envelopes (151)
Offertory Loose
Facility Maintenance (25)
Building Fund (8)

Requested by

Mass Intentions

L & D (living & deceased)

Remember Your Parish

In Loving Memory
$ 3,469
$ 240
$ 277
$ 965



Sr. 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.
KoC St. Helen of the Cross
Council 15999
St. Helen of the Cross Knights are selling Keep Christ in Christmas magnets
at all masses - $5 ea. The Knights
thank you for your support in keeping
the real meaning of Christmas alive!

Christmas Bazaar
Saturday, November 28th from 9 a.m. - 1p.m. in
the St. Mark's School Gym. If interested in a table or volunteering on the day, email us at:

Keep your love for your parish alive. Remember

your parish in your will and when recommending
expressions of sympathy.

Sunday Missals
Living with Christ Sunday Missals are available and
can be found at the church entrance. To cover the
cost, a donation of $5 would be appreciated.

Diocesan Separated & Divorced

Healing Ministry Support Group
We meet every second and fourth Monday (7:009:00 p.m.) at Mt. Carmel Spiritual Centre, 7020
Stanley Ave., Niagara Falls. For information, call
905-356-4113 or 905-684-0154, or e-mail:
Next session: Monday, November 23: "Feelings of
Shame in Separation and Divorce".

All Souls Remembrance

All names of deceased loved ones will be remembered during the month of November. Eternal rest
grant unto them, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon them.

Thank You
for remembering the poor box!

33rd Sunday OT - November 15, 2015

To Cope or To Hope

Dan 12:1-3 The promise of Gods coming and of

eternal life.
Psalm 16 You are my inheritance, O Lord.
Heb 10:11-14, 18 Jesus makes the perfect priestly
sacrifice: himself.
Mark 13:24-32 Signs of the Messiahs coming.
In todays dramatic
Gospel passage, Mark
describes the sun and
moon going dark as the
Son of Man comes in the
clouds with great power
and glory.
From time to time, someone manages to figure
out a new day for the end of the world. A few years
ago it was 12-21-12, as divined from an ancient
Mayan calendar. Some fearful people fled to backyard bomb shelters. Theres a joke about one such
man who had stocked his underground haven with
cans of Spam. As he was opening one, he noticed
the date warning printed on the can. It read: Best
before the end of the world.
Theres another cartoon depicting the day after
the end of the world. It shows a wife reading the
news that the end did not come. She then says to
her husband, So I guess you can mow the lawn
-- Deacon Dick Folger
Next Weeks Readings
Dan 7:13-14 The image of the enthroned Son of
Psalm 93 The Lord is king; he is robed in majesty.
Rev 1:5-8 Jesus is the Alpha and the Omega.
John 18:33b-37 Jesus kingdom is not of this world.

St. Helen Church

Raffle Tickets
Available for purchase.
Support our new church
and get your ticket. Next
draw - November 22nd!

St. Helen's Chili Take Out Night

Friday, November 20th, 5 - 7 p.m.
Complete your order form and either drop
it off with payment at the parish office or
place it in a sealed envelope marked Chili
Take Out in the Sunday Collection Basket before Tuesday November 17th.
Please join us and volunteer! Phone
Anne Marie at 289-566-9090 or send an
email to the office. All proceeds will go toward the
Syrian Family Refugee Sponsorship Initiative.

We welcome you to our church and offer these simple

WORSHIP PRACTICES to help everyone enter fully,
consciously, and actively in our liturgies.
As We Gather.We should be quiet when we
enter the church. All private prayer ceases when
Mass begins promptly on the hour and we join as
one Body of Christ.

Syrian Refugee
Thank you for your
positive response and
support for St. Helen
Church to sponsor a
Syrian refugee family
to our parish community. The fundraising goal is $30,000. Envelopes
placed in the bulletin will be collected Nov. 28/29 at
all Masses. Cheques payable to St. Helen Refugee
Sponsorship. Tax receipts will be issued.
I was a stranger and you welcomed me.
Matthew 25:35

Mass Changes
As you know, the new church
is nearing completion and
preparations for the first Mass
is underway. To this note, in
order to bring out fully the
symbolism and the significance of the rite, the opening of the new church
and its consecration should take place at one
and the same time. For this reason, we will not
celebrate any Masses in the new church until the
Consecration Mass. Weekday Masses will be cancelled for December 1st to 4th. The Saturday Mass
on December 5th will be held in the St. Mark
School gym @ 5:00 p.m. There will not be a 9
a.m. Mass on December 6th. We encourage you to
attend the Mass of Consecration on December
6th at 11 a.m. in the new church as this will be a
very special Mass. A reception will follow in the St.
Mark School gym; all are welcome to attend.

Blessed Prayer Shawls Available

The Prayer Shawl Ministry continues to create
handcrafted shawls for parishioners, their families
and friends who are coping with illness, loneliness,
pain or trouble. They are available to anyone who
needs one. Please call the office to request a
shawl or lap blanket or if you would like to join this
ministry. Please call the office to request a shawl
or lap blanket. We meet monthly and welcome new