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St.

Helen Church
SEPTEMBER 25, 2016 | 26TH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME
4106 Mountain Street | Beamsville, Ontario | L0R 1B7

(YEAR C)

www.sthelenscatholic.ca

Phone (905) 562-7427 | Fax (905) 563-0003 | office@sthelenscatholic.ca | www.sthelenscatholic.ca


Pastor
Fr. Philip English
Office Administration
Aggie Agnino

Mass Times
Saturday - 5 p.m.
Sunday - 9 & 11 a.m.
Opened - October 2, 1938

Schools

St. Mark School


Principal: Steven Ward
Phone: (905) 563-9191
St. Edward School
Principal: Adrian Bishop
Phone: (905) 562-5531

Sacraments
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.

Established as a Parish - January 1, 1986

Spanish Mass Sundays @ 5 p.m.

Reconciliation
Before or after mass or by appointment.

Contacts

Catholic Women's League


Michelle Mackey 289-235-8282

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.

Knights of Columbus
George L. Savage 289-566-9383
Music Ministry
Anthony van Engelen
cell/text 289-668-1330,
Email adve1@yahoo.com
Ministry Scheduling
Pat Savage 289-566-9383

ministryscheduling@sthelenscatholic.ca

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.

Fundraising Events
Joe Della Manna
josephdellamanna@yahoo.ca
www.facebook.com/
sthelenscatholic

Kindly complete the following and place in collection basket

New Parishioner*

Name________________________

Change of address

Moving

Phone_________________

E-mail___________________

Address______________________________________________

City_____________________

I would like to use offertory envelopes*

Postal Code______________

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

L & D (living & deceased)

MASS INTENTIONS
Year C - September 26 to October 2, 2016

Day

Requested for

Monday

No Mass

Tuesday
6:30 p.m.

+ Maria & Gerald Murphy

Paul Murphy

Wednesday
10:00 a.m.

+ Pietro & Orsola Izzo

Theresa & Andrea Cipro

Thursday
8:30 a.m.

+ Pietro Elia

Connie & Louis Elia

Friday
8:30 a.m.

+ Erminia & Domenic Borg

Borg Family

Saturday
5:00 p.m.
Sunday
9:00 a.m.

Requested by

For the People of St. Helen

11:00 a.m.

+ Steve Metelsky

Gloria & Mark Brennan

+ Steve Metelsky

Jean Barlow

Stewardship of Treasure

Sept. 18:
Offertory (158)
Loose
Building Fund (50)
Facility Maintenance (3)

This week the


Sanctuary
Lamp burns In
memory of:
The Sanctuary
Lamp burns to
remind us of
Christs presence in the
Blessed Sacrament of the altar. If you wish
to sponsor the
sanctuary lamp
for one week the
stipend is $35.

CWL Membership Drive

MAY GOD BLESS YOU


FOR YOUR FAITHFUL STEWARDSHIP!

3,893
248
1,749
45

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 or while hospitalized at West Lincoln Hospital, please contact the
parish office.

Music Ministry

Have you thought about joining the music ministry?


Maybe now is the time - for
more information contact
Anthony van Engelen: cell/
text 289-668-1330, email
adve1@yahoo.com or come
out to a Monday night practice at 7 p.m.

URGENT HELP NEEDED

We are in desperate need of Hospitality Ministers at


our 9:00 & 11:00 a.m. Masses. If you regularly attend this Mass and would not mind arriving 20-25
minutes before Mass, we could use your help.
Training will be provided. If interested, please contact the office or Pat Savage at 289-566-9383 or
email: ministryscheduling@sthelenscatholic.ca

CWL fees for 2017 are due! Please put the $25
fee into the collection basket at Mass, using the
blue CWL Membership envelope in your box of offertory envelopes, or a plain envelope with "CWL"
and your name on the front. Cheques should be
made payable to "St. Helen's CWL". Your support is very important, in whatever way you can participate, even just by paying your fee. Payments
due no later than Nov. 30, 2016, to ensure you are
included on our 2017 CWL Membership list.

Knights of Columbus Update

The KofC Council 15999 participated with the


Beamsville Lions Club and many other service
groups and volunteers in gathering over 24,000 lbs
of food on Saturday, September 17th for the Community Care of West Niagara which equates to
nearly 29,000 meals for the needy of our Community. Thank You to all who donated food and helped
out.
George L. Savage
Grand Knight

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 and we
join as one Body of Christ. Remember that Mass
has not ended until the priest and ministers have left
the altar and the recessional hymn is finished. In the
name of Christ and the community and with the
blessing of almighty God, we are sent out into the
world to be good news for all whom we meet. It is
a courtesy to God and the community not to leave
the assembly early.

September 25 - 26th Sunday in OT

Spreading Mercy
Warning to those who ignore the needs of others (Amos)
The time to respond in discipleship is now (Tim)
The parable of the rich man and Lazarus (Luke)
Todays Gospel story
is going to make it harder for you to drive by the
person on the corner
holding up a sign that
reads, Help! You may
not find it so easy to roll
up your car window and
look the other way. The
torment of that netherworld is a formidable
price to pay for keeping a small handful of coins.
The Gospel today is a call for us to be true brothers and sisters in Christ. The message makes us
reflect on our ability to be Good Samaritans.
Sometimes we may find ourselves as unfaithful witnesses to the Resurrection.
Abrahams words at the end of the Gospel provide a thunderous clap of reality with which to examine our personal faith: If they will not listen to
Moses and the prophets, neither will they be persuaded if someone should rise from the dead.
- Dc Dick Folger

K of C St. Helen of the Cross


Council 15999
Meeting Dates
Executive Meeting Tues. September 27 @ 7 pm

Life Chain 2016

Are you the missing link? On Sunday October 2nd


2016 from 3:00-4:00pm, join with thousands internationally, rain or shine, standing in peaceful witness to the sanctity of human life. A peaceful silent
witness to the sanctity of human life. Come with
your family and friends
to pray for an end to
abortion along Lundys
Lane, Niagara Falls.
Please report to Main
and Christie St. Grimsby
from 1 - 2 p.m. or in Niagara Falls at 2:45pm:
Midas Muffler Dorchester Ave. & Lundys Lane.

Bishops Charity Dinner

Saturday October 22, 2016 at Club Roma, St. Catharines. Reception 6 p.m. Dinner 7 p.m. with the proceeds going to Catholic charities. Tickets $50 each
payable to Knights Bishops Charity Association.

Door prize is a Smart TV. For information contact


Bill Amodeo 289-456-7888; Albert Craig 905-9881222; Chuck Johnston 905-646-5099; Christopher
Turner 905-643-3375; Martin Marko 905-401-5646

Making Sense of Ecclesiastes

Join us on September 28th at St. Helens from 7


to 8:30 p.m. with Dr. Robert Holmstedt,
Professor of Hebrew Scriptures, University of
Toronto & member of St. Helen Church.
SEE YOU THERE!

Retrouvaille

Are you frustrated or angry with each other? Do you


argue or have you just stopped talking to each
other? Does talking about it only make it worse?
This program has helped 10s of 1000s of couples
experiencing marital difficulty at all levels including
disillusionment and deep misery. For confidential
information about or to register for the program beginning with a weekend on October 14, 2016,
please call 905-664-5212 or email: hamiltonretrouvaille1@cogeco.ca or visit the web site at
www.retrouvaille.org

Worldwide Marriage Encounter

Worldwide Marriage Encounter is offering a weekend getaway for marriage enrichment October 2123, 2016 at Queen of the Apostles in Mississauga.
Apply online at www.wwme.org or contact Gerard &
Marge 1-905-792-1925 or
gerard.marge@rogers.com for information and directions.

Regenerated 2016 Conference

Sponsored by Branches Catholic Ministries, Regenerated 2016 will take place again at the Scotiabank
Convention Centre in Niagara Falls, Ontario on Saturday, November 19th. This years theme is on the
Holy Eucharist and will feature dynamic talks on
how Our Blessed Mother brings us closer to this
sacrament, on how to explain the Eucharist to others, on current Eucharistic miracles and the scientific evidence behind them. For early-bird tickets
visit branchesoftheword.org or call Branches at 905
-685-7000.

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