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Helen Church


4106 Mountain Street | Beamsville, Ontario | L0R 1B7

Phone (905) 562-7427 | Fax (905) 563-0003 | |
Fr. Philip English
Office Administration
Aggie Agnino

Mass Times
Saturday - 5 p.m.
Sunday - 9 & 11 a.m.
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.

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 Women's League
Michelle Mackey 289-235-8282
Knights of Columbus
George L. Savage 289-566-9383
Music Ministry
Anthony van Engelen
cell/text 905-563-7067,
Ministry Scheduling
Pat Savage 289-566-9383

Fundraising Events
Joe Della Manna

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.

Youth Ministry

Kindly complete the following and place in collection basket

New Parishioner*


Change of address






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)

Year C - October 31 - November 6, 2016


Requested for

6:30 p.m.
10:00 a.m.
7:00 p.m.
8:30 a.m.

No Mass

11:00 a.m.

Requested by

+ Salerno Family

Maria & Rolando Cipro

+CWL Members

+All Souls & especially the faithful departed of our parish family & friends
+ Olga Karbynalzyk

8:30 a.m.
5:00 p.m.
9:00 a.m.

This week
burns In

+ Giulio Palmieri
+ Janet Bolzan
Michael dela Cruz - Birthday
+ Steve Metelsky
For the People of St. Helen

Stewardship of Treasure

Oct. 23:
Offertory (181)
Building Fund - Donations
World Mission Collection (14)
Facility Maintenance (1)




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.

A message from the
CWL President . . .

SASH SUNDAY is a special for day St.
Helen’s Catholic Women’s League. This
weekend we show our presence in the parish by
proudly wearing our blue sashes. Blue is the colour
that symbolizes the Holy Spirit. We hope that when
you, our parish, see us you recognize the Holy Spirit present within us. Enclosed in this week’s bulletin
is a brief survey for the ladies of the parish, who at
present are not members of the CWL. We are interested in hearing your point of view and are counting
on you to help us move forward, to grow and to
evolve. We thank you in advance for taking the time
to complete the survey. Please return it to the parish office or place in next week’s collection basket.
Michelle Mackey, St. Helen CWL President

Shirley & Ernie Brunet
Giuseppina Romasco
& Maria Leva
Nagler Family
Divinia & Gener dela Cruz
Ron & Jeanette Marleau

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

Mark Tuesday, November 1st on your calendar!
Why? It's fun and games night for the women of
the parish. Gather with the CWL ladies for Mass at
6:30 pm., followed by a "game filled" evening together. Bring your favourite game. Snacks, coffee,
tea will be served or byob (bring your favourite beverage). Don't forget to come out for some fun!

All Souls Day - November 2nd

Clergy will gather at the Priest’s Plot at Victoria
Lawn Cemetery on Wednesday, November 2, 2016
at 11:00am to remember our deceased priests and
to pray for all the faithful of the diocese who have
died. You are invited to attend also. There will be
two Masses at St. Helen’s on November 2nd, celebrated for all the faithful departed; 10:00 a.m. as
regularly scheduled and an additional Mass at 7:00

Annual Diocesan Memorial Mass for deceased Members of CWL & KofC

On Thursday November 10th, at 7.00 p.m. Bishop
Gerard Bergie, Bishop of our Diocese will be celebrating a Mass at St. Helen’s for deceased members of the Catholic Women’s League and the
Knights of Columbus across the Diocese. A reception will follow with light refreshments in the main
foyer of the Church. Please join us - all welcome.

Music Ministry

Have you thought about joining the
music ministry? Maybe now is the
time - for more information contact
Anthony van Engelen: cell/text 905563-7067, email or come out
to a Monday night practice at 7 p.m.

October 30 - 31st Sunday in OT

An Interlude of Mercy
God’s mercy calls us to repentance. (Wis)
Paul’s prayer for and advice to the Thessalonians (2
The story of Zacchaeus, the repentant tax collector.
Determination and persistence are the core themes of
many of the parables and stories that Jesus told. The story
of Zacchaeus is no exception.
He began as an unloved sinner. He worked for the enemy
as a Roman tax collector. He
had become a wealthy man,
perhaps by overtaxing the
poor. Because of his physical
stature, he was always on the outside.
The crowds lining the streets to see Jesus
blocked his view. Zacchaeus was too short to see.
But he was determined and persistent. He found
a tree and climbed it. And Jesus saw him, loved
him and changed his life forever.
- Dc Dick Folger

Calling all Youth (Grade 3 and up)
St. Helen’s is starting a Youth Group!

Registration forms will be available at the entrance
after Sunday masses until October 30th.
Please complete and return your forms by November 6th (after mass) to the
Youth Group Leaders-Ariana & Erica Agnino and
Rebecca Monte. For more
information please email:

Emergency Collection for Haiti Relief

According to the information collected from Development and Peace partners on the ground, Haiti is
facing a major crisis. Caritas Haiti and Caritas Internationalis have already launched a first emergency
appeal. D&P has contributed $50,000 to support its
sister organization and will continue to be committed while the needs are being communicated. A
special collection for Haiti will be held in all parishes
in the Diocese on the weekend of November 6.
Cheques can be made payable to the parish clearly
marked Haiti – Disaster Relief

In Loving Remembrance

Traditionally the month of November is a time when
we remember in prayer all who have died. The
Book of Remembrance is at the altar for the
month of November. You are invited to write in
the names of the deceased loved ones and
friends you wish to have remembered in prayer
by the community during November.
Requiescat in pace.
l (baller) games

Get your Christmas shopping
done early! Join us for refreshments, penny sale and
tons of Christmas gift
ideas! Vendor tables cost
only $30. There are only
a few tables left! If interested in a table or
volunteering on the day,
email us at:

Pilgrimage to Holy Doors
at Cathedral

Join us November 24th for a Pilgrimage to the Holy Doors for the JUBILEE
YEAR OF MERCY at 7 pm. at the Cathedral of St. Catherine of Alexandria,
67 Church Street, St. Catharines. Interested persons can meet at St.
Helen’s at 6:20 p.m. to carpool.

Coming Soon - Advent Series
with Dr. Robert Holmstedt Nov 30,
Dec 7 &14. More info to follow.

From our friends in the Spanish Ministry to Migrant Workers

Gracias means THANKS and
Rest assured everybody in this
parish will be
Always in our prayers
Cause the Ministry to the Migrant
Is blessed to have
A place in your hearts
Sincerely we say this from the
bottom of our hearts
Deacon Fabio, Irma & Sebastian