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St.

Helen Church
APRIL 30TH, 2017 |THIRD SUNDAY OF EASTER (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

ST. HELEN’S ANNUAL GARAGE SALE & BBQ
SATURDAY MAY 13TH, 2017
STARTING AT 8.00 A.M.
Items for the Garage Sale will be received only on
Friday May 12th from 3 to 7 p.m. at the Church - Great Hall East Doors.

We will Accept the following donated items for the Garage Sale:

* SPORTS EQUIPMENT * CHILDREN’S TOYS * GENTLY USED HANDBAGS * SCARVES *
* JEWELLERY * TOOLS OF ALL KINDS * LAMPS * SMALL TABLES * ELECTRIC TOOLS *
*MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS * SMALL FURNITURE * GOOD USED BICYCLES * SMALL PLANT
TABLES * FAMILY TREASURES * WOODWORKING TOOLS * ANTIQUES * SMALL ELECTRIC
APPLICANCES *
** Due to our previous experience from the 2016 Garage Sale, we know that the following items DO NOT sell: computer
monitors, printers, rugs, hats/helmets equipment, snowboards, exercise equipment, curtain rods, clothes, baby clothes/
equipment, luggage, stereo systems, text books, pocket books, encyclopedia's, plastic containers, plastic planter pots, pots
& pans. Mugs of any kind, Christmas Trees, Christmas decorations, aquariums household linens, magazines, washers, dry-
er’s fridges stoves or any broken unusable goods. (Please recycle or send clothes to the Diabetes Society in the Shopping
Mall containers or the charity of your choice.
How can you help or get involved?
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED: on Friday May 12th at 2:00 p.m. to set-up and receive donated items
for sale. Volunteers also needed to price items, work the sale on Saturday starting at 8.00 a.m.,
and beginning around 1:30 p.m., packing up leftover items in boxes, taking them for disposal
and general cleanup of the basement.
Please Contact: George Savage 289-566-9383 & Rebecca Monte 905-978-3507.

Not Sure of a Gift For Mother’s Day?
Saturday May 13th, 8 a.m.
ANNUAL MOTHER’S DAY GARDEN EVENT
* Hanging Baskets * Ferns * Plants * * Mulch * Herbs *
Main Church Entrance ~ Great Prices!
If any growers in the area wish to support our sale, and if you plant lovers wish to help for a couple of
hours, you are most welcome to join your fellow parishioners for a fun time!
Please call Anne Marie at 289-566-9090 if you can help and make this sale a success!

Kindly complete the following and place in collection basket
☐ New Parishioner* ☐ Change of address ☐ Moving
Name________________________ 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.
Year A MASS INTENTIONS This week
the
L & D (living & deceased) May 2 - 7, 2017 Sanctuary
Lamp
Day Requested for Requested by burns In
memory
Monday No Mass of:
Tuesday + Vince Mambella Stella Mambella
6:30 p.m. + Giordano Tulle Hrvatin Family + Camillo
Wednesday Di Tomasso
+ Dora Geczy & + Elizabeth Barna Alex Geczy
10:00 a.m.
Thursday The
+ Maria & Gerald Murphy Paul Murphy
8:30 a.m. Sanctuary Lamp
Friday burns to remind
+ Helmut Grascha Monika Furbacher us of Christ’s
8:30 a.m.
presence in the
Saturday Blessed Sacra-
For the People of St. Helen Church
5:00 p.m. ment of the altar.
Sunday If you wish to
9:00 a.m. + Daniel Marrese Andrea & Theresa Cipro sponsor the sanc-
tuary lamp for one
11:00 a.m. week the stipend
+ Eric Lee Steve & Kate D’Onofrio & family
is $35.

Stewardship of Treasure the Crowning of Mary and a very special evening.
April 23, 2017: St. Helen’s CWL will be hosting the event! Please
Good Friday (Holy Land) $ 265 mark your calendars and we hope you’ll attend!
Easter 135
Offertory (162) 3,668 St. Catharines Diocesan CWL
Loose 223 Annual Convention
Building Fund (16) 2,440 Keynote Speaker: Teresa Tomeo, author and co-
“MAY GOD BLESS YOU host of EWTN's "The Catholic View for Women"
FOR YOUR FAITHFUL STEWARDSHIP!” Tuesday, May 23, St. Alfred’s, St. Catharines, 6:30
pm Mass; Wednesday May 24, Holiday Inn Confer-
Automatic Bank Withdrawal - Contact the ence Centre, St. Catharines, various registration
parish office if you would like to go on monthly auto- packages available from $15 to $75; deadline is April
matic withdrawal for your donations. 24. Theme is "Inspired by the Spirit: Women Re-
spond to God’s Call". For more details please call
Ministry for the Sick and Homebound Piera 905-563-4594 (evenings).
We are grateful to those who give of their time and
care to bring Holy Communion to our parishioners Thank you St. Mark School
who cannot make it to church due to sickness or in- Pilgrimage Fundraiser
firmity. If you know of anyone who would like to re-
On Tuesday April 18th we, together with St. Mark
ceive communion in their home or while hospitalized
School, welcomed Bishop Bergie who celebrated
at West Lincoln Hospital, please contact the parish
Mass at the Church. Following Mass, Bishop Bergie,
office.
Fr. Philip, and the Knights of Columbus 4th degree
Canadian Tire Money Knights led the students on a pilgrimage walk of wit-
We continue to collect your Canadian Tire ness through the streets in Beamsville followed by a
money. Money collected is used to pur- barbeque. We would like to thank all the volunteers
chase raffle prizes for fundraising events. who fed 700 hungry students and staff. We extend
It can be brought to the office or placed in the collec- a huge heartfelt thanks to the St. Mark School Com-
tion basket. munity for their participation in this fundraiser which
CWL Events raised over $3100. This was a great opportunity to
Tuesday May 2nd, following the bring the triad of home, school and Church together.
6:30 pm mass you are invited to St.
Helen’s Celebration of the 100th
Anniversary of Our Lady Fatima.
Together as a parish we will pray the Living
Rosary for peace in our world. Children of the parish
Collection 1st Weekend of the Month
and First Communicants from our parish, St. Mark
and St. Edward Schools are invited to take part in
April 30th - Third Sunday of Easter day when Canada will no longer forsake its children
The Path of Life who are not yet born. Life: we stand on guard for
Peter compares Christ to King David. (Acts) thee!
You are ransomed by the blood of Christ. (1 Peter)
The two recounted how he was made known to Ham Roll Update
them in the breaking of the bread. (Luke) Over $9800 was raised at this year’s Ham Roll!!!
Thanks to the Knights of Columbus, CWL and Par-
When Helen Keller was not quite ish members who organized this well attended
two years old she had a high fever event! We also thank the people in our Community
which caused her to become deaf and Parish who attended and sponsored to help
and blind. Unable to see nor hear, she make this event the great success it was.
felt lost. She would hang on to her
mother’s skirt to get around. She could 5th Sunday Rosary Weekend ~ 10 a.m.
recognize people only by feeling their Come join in with your family and the
faces or their clothes. In today’s Gospel Cleopas Knights of Columbus Council 15999 as we
and his friend, walking on the road to Emmaus en- Pray the Rosary on Sunday, April 30th af-
countered Jesus. Even though their vision and ter the 9 a.m. Mass.
hearing was not physically impaired, they did not
recognize Jesus until the breaking of the bread. St. Helen SVDP
This scriptural passage reminds us to look for Jesus
present in our lives. The words from another Gos-
Financial Statement 2016
pel, Matthew 25, haunt us: “Lord, when did we see The St. Helen SVDP Conference would like to
you hungry or thirsty or away from home or naked or thank the parishioners for their generous dona-
ill or in prison and not attend to your needs? tions to our conference. Your poor box donations
- Dc. Dick Folger provide aid for over 150 families within the geo-
graphic area of St. Helen Parish. The cost of
St. Helen Migrant housing (rent) is the major factor that impoverish-
es our people. Below is a statement of activity for
Worker Outreach 2016.
Thanks to everyone who donated to the Span-
ish Ministry. CD players for English classes are
still needed. Cash donations are tax receiptable if
your name and address or church ID # are on the
envelope.

Bingo Helpers Needed for Thursdays
Our bingo needs some volunteers. Your commit-
ment would be for about 3 hours once per month on
Thursdays. It is great fun, no experience necessary.
Contact Anne Marie @ 289-566-9090 or the office.

Niagara Catholic Elementary
Spring Open House
Wednesday, May 3, 2017
9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Register at your neighbourhood Catholic elementary
school. Please bring your child’s birth certificate,
baptism record, health card, immunization record
and proof of address.
More registration information is available at http://
www.niagaracatholic.ca/join-us/elementary.html

20th National March for Life 2017
Events will be held in Ottawa from Wednesday, May
10 to Friday, May 12. Each year thousands of Cana-
dians gather to challenge our government to protect
its most vulnerable citizens, the children in the
womb. March organizers are asking all pro-life peo-
ple in Canada to join us in prayer on May 10 (8:45
p.m.) and May 11 (12:00 noon).
Please participate so that there will soon be a new