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

Schools Contacts
St. Mark School Reconciliation
Catholic Women's League
Principal: Steven Ward Before or after mass or by appoint- Michelle Mackey 289-235-8282
Phone: (905) 563-9191 ment.
Knights of Columbus
St. Edward School Marriage George L. Savage 289-566-9383

Principal: Adrian Bishop Six months’ notice; marriage prep
Music Ministry
Phone: (905) 562-5531 required. Anthony van Engelen
cell/text 905-563-7067,
Anointing of the Sick Email
Sacraments Please let us know when someone
Ministry Scheduling
has a serious or prolonged illness or Pat Savage 289-566-9383
is to have surgery. This sacrament
Available Sundays at 1:00 pm. Call
celebrates the healing of mind and
parish office. Fundraising Events
body and the forgiveness of sins.
Joe Della Manna
First Communion & Confirmation
Catholic Funeral Rites
Arranged through school. If your Youth Ministry
When a death occurs in your family,
child is not in a Catholic school or is
please call the Parish Office and we
not baptized in the Roman Catholic
will assist you in making the neces-
Church, contact the Parish Office. sthelenscatholic
sary liturgical arrangements.

Kindly complete the following and place in collection basket
☐ New Parishioner* ☐ Change of address ☐ Moving
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Address______________________________________________ City_____________________
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We welcome you and invite you to share in the spiritual and social activities of your parish.
L & D (living & deceased) February 20 - 26, 2017 Sanctuary
Day Requested for Requested by burns In
Monday No Mass of:
Tuesday Intns of Hendriks & deKoning Families L&D Helen & Andy Hendriks
6:30 p.m. + Huguette Murray Nati & Jim de la Paz
+ Sydney James
Wednesday Merritt
+ Deceased members of Elia & D’Alessio Fam Connie & Louis Elia
10:00 a.m.
The Sanctuary
+ Vince Mambella Stella Mambella Lamp burns to
8:30 a.m.
remind us of
Friday Christ’s presence
10:00 a.m. + John Little David & Christina Little in the Blessed
Albright Manor Sacrament of the
Saturday altar. If you wish
For the People of St. Helen Church to sponsor the
5:00 p.m.
sanctuary lamp
Sunday + Lois & Arnold Thomson Lucia & Arnold Thomson for one week the
9:00 a.m. stipend is $35.
11:00 a.m. + Mario Baldinelli Maria & Rolando Cipro

Stewardship of Treasure Annual Offence Declarations
Feb. 12, 2017: If you have signed your declaration, we thank you.
Offertory (133) $ 2,778 Anyone in Ministry who has previously had a police
Loose 184 check is required to complete the Offence Declara-
Building Fund (11) 615 tion Form. Forms can found in the vestibule or
Building Fund (PAD) 1,625 sacristy. Please return your signed form to the of-
fice to keep your status current.
Change of Information
Ministry for the Sick and Homebound Have you moved or changed your phone number
or email address? Please notify the office to keep
We are grateful to those who give of their time and
our records accurate. You can also use the tear off
care to bring Holy Communion to our parishioners
on the front of the bulletin to notify us.
who cannot make it to church due to sickness or in-
firmity. If you know of anyone who would like to re-
ceive communion in their home or while hospital- 2017 Offertory Envelopes
ized at West Lincoln Hospital, please contact the Please discard any old offertory envelopes (2016
parish office. and prior years). If you haven’t picked up your
Canadian Tire Money 2017 box of envelopes and plan to use them, kindly
let the office know - unclaimed boxes will be reas-
We continue to collect your Canadian Tire
money. Money collected is used to pur-
chase raffle prizes for fundraising events.
It can be brought to the office or placed in Sign of Peace - If you have a cold,
the collection basket. please refrain from shaking hands at
the Sign of Peace.
Knights of Columbus
Knights of Columbus Executive Meeting
along with the Ham Roll Planning Com- St. Helen Cleaning Ministry needs your help.
mittee will be held on February 28th, Can you volunteer 2 hours a month to help clean
2017, at 7.00 p.m. the church? To join our dedicated team of men
and women who are responsible for keeping our
church looking so beautiful please contact the par-
ish office. With the understanding that our team
members have busy lives, it helps to have many
on the team to keep the load lighter when shared
by all. Can you give 2 hours a month?
Collection 1st Weekend of the Month
February 19th - 7th Sunday OT Diocesan-Wide
Be Holy Like God! Reconciliation / Adoration
Be holy as God is holy. (Lev) On Saturday, April 1 in every
You are the temple of God. (1 Cor.) parish church across the dio-
Turn the other cheek: love your enemy. (Mt) cese, a priest will be available
from 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. to
There once was a celebrate Reconciliation individually. There will also
preacher whose hom- be Eucharistic Adoration during this time. No mat-
ilies went on forever. ter how long it has been, you are welcome to cele-
During one service, a brate the Sacrament of Penance, which assists us
large plant fell over in spiritual discipline as we turn away from sin and
behind the pulpit. The open our hearts to reconciliation and healing -- or
preacher smiled you can also simply come to pray before the Lord.
sheepishly and said:
“Well, that’s the first
time I’ve ever put a plant to sleep.” In today’s gos- 2017 Bishop’s Gala
pel, Jesus continues to teach us valuable lessons, The Niagara Foundation for Catholic Education is
and we should be bright-eyed and attentive. For hosting the 14th annual Bishop’s Gala April 1 @
example, Jesus tells us to love our enemies -- and 5:30 p.m., Club Roma, 125 Vansickle, St. Cath.
well we should. After all, we are the ones who The event supports scholarships and students in
made them. need throughout the NCDSB schools. For info.
If a bully strikes us on one cheek, we might be contact Linda Marconi, 905-735-0240 ext 214.
able to shrug it off. If they strike the other cheek, it
will take monumental restraint not to strike back.
But this is what we are called to do. A few chapters
World Day of Prayer
later in Matthew, Peter asks Jesus if forgiving sev- March 3, 2017
en times is enough. Jesus says no; we are to for- World Day of Prayer is a world-
give 70 times seven. - Dc Dick Folger wide ecumenical movement of
women of many faith traditions
Youth Ministry (Grade 3 &up) who observe a common day of
Upcoming dates: February 26, March 26, 2017 prayer on the first Friday in
from 3 to 5 pm. For information email March. The theme for 2017 "Am Registration is I being unfair to you?" was pre-
required to attend. pared by the women of the Phil-
ippines. All are welcome. Prayer service March
3rd at 2 p.m. at Trinity United Church, 4287 William
Stress in Your Marriage? – Retrouvaille is a pro- Street, Beamsville.
gram for married couples that feel bored, disillu-
sioned, frustrated, or angry in their marriage. Most 40 Days for Life - Be part of this peaceful prolife
couples don’t know how to change the situation or
even communicate with their spouse about it. campaign by prayer and fasting during Lent, March
Retrouvaille can help. For confidential information 1 to April 9. We ask each church to adopt ONE
about, or to register for the program beginning with DAY from 8 am-8 pm, with two or more people to
a weekend March 24, 2017, please call 905-664- give public witness for one or two hours standing on
5212 or email: or Portage St. at the Niagara Falls General Hospital,
holding a sign "Pray to End Abortion - 40 Days for
visit the web site at
Life". Sign up at www.wpcprolife, or 40daysfor- Falls - call Annette 905-325-1251.
St. Catharines Right to Life AGM Dinner
Saturday, February 25, 2017 - Reception: 5 p.m.,
Dinner: 6 p.m. Holiday Inn, 327 Ontario St., St. Are You Registered in our Parish?
Catharines. $45 adult, $25 student. Speaker: If you are new to the parish, ensure that you are
Stephanie Gray Info. & tickets, RTL office 905-684- registered by completing the tear off section at the
7505 or email front of this bulletin. Please do not take for granted
that you are registered in the parish just because
you attend Mass here. If you are we have no record
2016 Tax Receipts of your parish membership, it could be quite embar-
2016 tax receipts can be found on the entrance ta- rassing to us, or to you or your family, when some-
ble in the narthex of the church. Please pick up one wishes to make wedding plans, have a baby
your tax receipt as soon as possible if you haven’t baptized, or if you have been asked to act as a
already done so. sponsor for Baptism or Confirmation. Please fill out
a registration form.