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St.

Helen Church
JUNE 25TH, 2017 | 12TH 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

Philip Pastor
Pastor
Fr. English
Fr. English

Office Administration
Office Administration
Aggie Agnino Ext. 1
Aggie Agnino Ext. 1

Mass Times
Mass Times Saturday - 5 p.m.

• Saturday - 5 p.m. Sunday - 9 & 11 a.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
Marriage George L. Savage 289-566-9383
St. Edward School
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 adve1@yahoo.com

Sacraments Please let us know when someone
Ministry Scheduling
has a serious or prolonged illness or Pat Savage 289-566-9383
Baptism ministryscheduling@sthelenscatholic.ca
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 josephdellamanna@yahoo.ca
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 sthelensyouthministry@gmail.com
please call the Parish Office and we
not baptized in the Roman Catholic
will assist you in making the neces- Facility & Grounds Maintenance
Church, contact the Parish Office. Craig Luey 905-988-6522
sary liturgical arrangements.
craig.luey@gmail.com

Kindly complete the following and place in collection basket
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We welcome you and invite you to share in the spiritual and social activities of your parish.
Year A MASS INTENTIONS This week
L & D (living & deceased) June 26 - July 2, 2017 the
Sanctuary
Day Requested for Requested by Lamp
burns In
Monday No Mass memory
of:
Tuesday
+ Fred “Bing” Bringleson Helen & Gino Francavilla
6:30 p.m.
+ Doreen
Wednesday Fracchioni
+ Giuseppe Iannotta Viola & Peter Izzo
10:00 a.m.
Thursday The
Int’ns of Nick and Linda Bruch - Anniversary Kath Bruch
8:30 a.m. Sanctuary Lamp
Friday burns to remind
+ Modestino & Louisa Basile Luisa & Antonio Destefano us of Christ’s
8:30 a.m.
presence in the
Saturday Blessed Sacra-
+ Michelle McManus Brady & Logan McManus
5:00 p.m. ment of the altar.
If you wish to
Sunday For the People of St. Helen Church sponsor the sanc-
9:00 a.m. tuary lamp for one
week the stipend
+ Rainer Brandel Brandel & Vandenberg Families
11:00 a.m. is $35.
+ Adrianne Edgerly Minello Family

Stewardship of Treasure Reminder
June 18, 2017: STRAWBERRY SOCIAL
Offertory (155) $ 2,918 St. Helen’s
Loose 278
Sunday June 25th - 12 - 2 p.m.
Diocesan Collection (3) 50
Building Fund (37) 2,450
Building Fund (PAD) 1,130 In Honor Donations
Make a donation in honor of someone. In Honor
Automatic Bank Withdrawal - Contact the Of Donations can be used to recognize individuals
parish office if you would like to go on monthly auto- for special occasions and holidays. For that hard to
matic withdrawal for your donations. buy for someone, or grandma & grandpa who may
not need anything, you can honor them by making a
Ministry for the Sick and Homebound donation in their name to the Building Fund. The do-
We are grateful to those who give of their time and nor receives a tax receipt for their donation and the
care to bring Holy Communion to our parishioners individual receives a card informing him or her of the
who cannot make it to church due to sickness or in- donation. Contact the parish office to make your In
firmity. If you know of anyone who would like to re- Honor Donation.
ceive communion in their home or while hospitalized
at West Lincoln Hospital, please contact the parish Canadian Tire Money
office. We continue to collect your Canadian Tire
Can you sing? money. Money collected is used to pur-
Play an instrument? chase raffle prizes for fundraising events. It can be
Have you been looking brought to the office or placed in the collection bas-
for an opportunity to ket.
volunteer & continue to Diocesan Separated & Divorced
develop your musical
talent? St. Helen’s Par-
Healing Ministry Support Group
ish is looking for people We meet every second and fourth Monday (7-9p.m.)
to contribute their talents to help make our Masses at Mt. Carmel Spiritual Centre, Niagara Falls. For in-
and gatherings just that much more special. formation, call 905-356-4113 or 905-684-0154, or e-
Join us! (or at least talk to us… nothing is lost by mail: separatedanddivorced@saintcd.com.
simply asking). Come out to any choir practice on June 26 - “Loving and Respecting Yourself”
Wednesday’s at 7 p.m. or speak to any choir mem-
ber. Choir members needed for all 3 Masses. No Pray for the Pope’s July Intention - Evangeliza-
experience required. tion: Christians in Africa ~ That Christians in Africa,
in imitation of the Merciful Jesus, may give prophetic
Think on it! Pray on it! ACT on it! witness to reconciliation, justice, and peace.
June 25th - 12th Sunday OT Knights of Columbus
Prophets for Life KofC Executive Meeting on Tuesday,
Suffering Jeremiah laments and praises God. (Jer) June 27th, after 6.30 p.m. Mass.
Christ’s grace overshadows Adam’s sin. (Rom)
Jesus counsels the apostles to not be afraid. (Matt) Spanish Ministry
Drivers still needed to help pick up the migrant work-
The American humourist, Mark
ers. It is especially helpful if you have a van.
Twain, famously said: “The only
Please contact Frances Hendriks if you can help
reason why God created man is
905-562-5475.
because he was disappointed with
the monkey.” Yet, today’s
gospel assures us that God loves Bulletin Advertising
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As sons and daughters of God, we are all called to Canada Consecrated to the Blessed Virgin
discover our purpose in life and to acknowledge it Canada will be consecrated to the Blessed Virgin
before all else. We must forever give glory to the Fa- Mary on the occasion of the 150th anniversary of
ther who breathes us into life, walks with us in all our Confederation. Next weekend, for all Masses on the
days, and calls us home at the end of life. weekend, Catholics across Canada will make the
-- Deacon Dick Folger Consecration together.

Bingo Helpers Needed for Thursdays Prayer of Consecration
It is great fun, no experience necessary. Contact to the Immaculate Heart of
Anne Marie @ 289-566-9090 or the office. the Blessed Virgin Mary
Mary our Mother,
Workshop: Intro to Contemplative Prayer may the Cross of your
Do you long to become closer to God? Learn to pray Son, planted on Canadian
in silence and consent to God’s loving presence and soil and in Canadian
healing action within. Following the Christian herit- hearts, be known as the
age of St. Augustine, St. John of the Cross, Fr. Tree of Life, whose fruit is
Thomas Keating. Presented by Contemplative Out- visible and available
reach, Niagara Region, Saturday, July 8, 900-3:30 to all in the garden of
pm, St. Alfred’s Church meeting room, 272 Vine St. this world.
St. Catharines. Registration: Brenda 905 646-1995
or bcoleman@bell.net We place our country
Canada in the sanctuary
BINGO of your Holy Heart for we
$1000 in prizes weekly! Progressive Jackpot! know that there we will find
Thursday’s - 11 a.m. ~ Canadian Legion, King St. Jesus, who lives and reigns
Lunch is available...free coffee! with the Father in the unity
Hope to see you there. of the Holy Spirit, one God,
forever and ever.
Amen.
St. Helen Celebrates
Canada 150 & Multicultural Remember Your Parish
Harvest Dinner In Loving Memory
Saturday September 23, 2017 Keep your love for your parish alive. Remember
St. Helen Church Great Hall your parish in your will and when recommending
6:30 p.m. Cocktails, 7:00 p.m. Dinner expressions of sympathy. In Memoriam Donations
Tickets available through the office. to the Building Fund are appreciated and accepted.
Sanctuary Lamp
We have openings for the Sanctuary Lamp for
the Week of September 11 - 17. 18 - 24, 25 -
Oct 1st. If you’d like to book the Lamp in
memory of your loved one, please contact the Collection 1st Weekend of the Month
office.