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St.

Helen Church
JANUARY 29, 2017 |4TH SUNDAY ORDINARY TIME

(YEAR A)

4106 Mountain Street | Beamsville, Ontario | L0R 1B7

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

Established as a Parish - January 1, 1986

St. Mark School
Principal: Steven Ward
Phone: (905) 563-9191

Reconciliation
Before or after mass or by appointment.

St. Edward School
Principal: Adrian Bishop
Phone: (905) 562-5531

Marriage
Six months’ notice; marriage prep
required.

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.

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.

Contacts

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,
Email adve1@yahoo.com
Ministry Scheduling
Pat Savage 289-566-9383

ministryscheduling@sthelenscatholic.ca

Fundraising Events
Joe Della Manna
josephdellamanna@yahoo.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.

Youth Ministry
sthelensyouthministry@gmail.com
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.

MASS INTENTIONS
January 30 - February 5, 2017

Year A
L & D (living & deceased)

Day

Requested for

Monday

No Mass
+ Deceased members of
D’Alessio & Elia Fam.

Tuesday
6:30 p.m.

Requested by
Connie & Louis Elia

Wednesday
10:00 a.m.

+ Dora Geczy & + Elizabeth Barna

Alex Geczy

Thursday
8:30 a.m.

+ Maria & Gerald Murphy

Paul Murphy

Friday
8:30 a.m.

In honor of All the Saints

Giuseppina Elia

Saturday
5:00 p.m.

+Stephen Mielko

Nancy Winslow

Sunday
9:00 a.m.

For the People of St. Helen Church

11:00 a.m.

+ Maria Bonafiglia

Stewardship of Treasure

Jan. 22, 2017:
Offertory (155)
Loose
Building Fund (19)

This week
the
Sanctuary
Lamp
burns In
memory
of:

+ Geoff Barlow
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.

Hrvatin Family

Knights of Columbus

$ 2,970
198
21,070

“MAY GOD BLESS YOU
FOR YOUR FAITHFUL STEWARDSHIP!”

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.

Canadian Tire Money

We continue to collect your Canadian Tire
money. Money collected is used to purchase raffle prizes for fundraising events. It can be
brought to the office or placed in the collection basket.

CWL News

The next CWL gathering will be on
Tuesday, February 7th, 2017 at 7
p.m., following mass.

Change of Information

Have you moved or changed your phone number
or email address? Please notify the office to keep
our records accurate. You can also use the tear off
on the front of the bulletin to notify us.

Knights of Columbus General Meeting
will be held on Monday February 13th,
at 7.00 p.m. in lieu of Tuesday, February 14th because of Valentine’s Day
Celebrations.
Knights of Columbus Executive Meeting along with
the Ham Roll Planning Committee will be held on
February 28th, 2017, at 7.00 p.m.

Annual Offence Declarations

If you have signed your declaration, we thank you.
Anyone in Ministry who has previously had a police
check is required to complete the Offence Declaration Form. Forms can found in the vestibule or
sacristy. Please return your signed form to the office to keep your status current.

25th Annual Lift Jesus Higher Rally
The Light Shines in the Darkness
Saturday March 4, 2017
9:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Keynote Speaker - Bishop Scott McCaig
Additional Talks from the Renewal Ministries team
Sr. Ann Shields & Peter Herbeck
Mass with Cardinal Collins
Adults Rally $25, Youth Rally $15
Metro Toronto Convention Centre
North Building 255 Front Street W
www.lift-jesus-higher-rally.ca
905-833-0360

To receive the weekly bulletin via email, make your request by emailing us at
office@sthelenscatholic.ca or check out our website @ www.sthelenscatholic.ca

January 29th - 4th Sunday OT

Forming the Remnant?
The remnant shall be a humble and lowly people.
(Zephaniah)
God chose those who count for nothing. (1 Corinthians)
Jesus proclaims the Beatitudes. (Matthew)
Four centuries before Jesus, the Chinese philosophy
of Lao Tzu inspired the
world with these words:
“When I let go of what I am,
I become what I might be.”
Today the Beatitudes invite us to “become what we
might be.” That is really good news for us.
If you are poor, sad, afraid, and hungry, don’t worry
about it. Jesus will fill you with riches, make you
happy, calm your fears, and feed you with the
bread of life.
After concluding the "Year of Mercy," hopefully we
have become more merciful to others. In that way
we have become cleaner of heart. Living in the face
of ever-present wars and conflicts, we really must
become peacemakers. We must be willing to stand
up for our faith, put our lives on the line. We must
be willing to face persecution, ridicule, and even a
martyr’s death. We must be willing to let go of who
we are so that we can become what we might be
- Dc Dick Folger

Youth Ministry (Grade 3 &up)

Registration forms are available at the entrance
table. Please complete and return your forms to
the church. Upcoming dates: January 29, February
12, 26 and March 26th 2017 from 3 to 5 pm. For
more information please email: sthelensyouthministry@gmail.com Registration is required to attend.

Retrouvaille

BINGO

$1000 in prizes weekly! Progressive Jackpot!
Thursday’s at 11 a.m.
at the Canadian Legion on King St. in Beamsville.
Lunch is available...free coffee!
Hope to see you there.

Join us in Reciting the Rosary
this Sunday

Please join the Knights of Columbus
Council 15999 for the 5th Sunday Rosary
Program after 9.00 a.m.. Mass on Sunday January 29th.

2016 Tax Receipts

Your 2016 tax receipts are ready to be picked up.
Please pick up your receipt on the table in the narthex of the church.

2017 Bishop’s Gala

The Niagara Foundation for Catholic Education is
hosting the 14th annual Bishop’s Gala April 1,
2017, 5:30 p.m. at Club Roma, 125 Vansickle Rd.
St. Catharines. The event supports scholarships
and students in need throughout the Catholic
schools of the Niagara Catholic District School. For
information contact Linda Marconi, 905-735-0240
ext 214.

Carmelite Spiritual Series

You are invited to Mount Carmel Monastery in
Niagara Falls on the second Sunday of each month
to explore Carmelite spirituality, a trusted path to
get closer to God, in a friendly, informal atmosphere
where everyone is welcome. The day begins with
Mass at 2:00 pm and ends around 5:00 pm.
www.carmelniagara.com ~ Jean 905-975-5326

Preauthorized Debit (PAD) - Sunday Offertory

You Can Help Your Marriage – Are you frustrated or angry at each other or have you just stopped
talking to each other? Retrouvaille helps couples
through difficult times in their marriages. This program has helped tens of thousands of couples. For
confidential information about, or to register for the
program beginning with a weekend on March 24,
2017, please call 905-664-5212 or email: hamiltonretrouvaille1@cogeco.ca or visit the web site at
www.retrouvaille.org.

PAD is currently being offered for our Mortgage
Debt Reduction. Our weekly envelopes give
you the option of designating the specific amount
you would like allocated to the regular Sunday
offering or to the Building Fund. Under the preauthorized debit program you still have that option
as long as you inform us. If you are interested in
using PAD for your General Offertory Donations,
please contact the Parish Office to sign up. Preauthorized Giving is a convenient way to make your
offerings to the church.

St. Catharines Right to Life

Are You Registered in our Parish?

Saturday, February 25, 2017
Reception ~ 5:00 p.m., Dinner ~ 6:00 p.m.
Holiday Inn Parkway Conference Centre
327 Ontario St., St. Catharines
$45 adult, $25 student
Guest Speaker: Stephanie Gray
For more information and tickets, call the RTL office
905-684-7505 or email info@chooselife.ca

Please do not take for granted that you are registered in the parish just because you attend Mass
here. If we have no record of your parish membership, it could be quite embarrassing to us, or to you
or your family, when someone wishes to make wedding plans, have a baby baptized, or if you have
been asked to act as a sponsor for Baptism or
Confirmation. Please fill out a registration form.