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St.

Helen Church
JULY 2017 | 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. English

Office Administration
Aggie Agnino Ext. 1

Mass Times
Saturday - 5 p.m.
Sunday - 9 & 11 a.m.
CANADA 150
Opened - October 2, 1938 1867 - 2017
Established as a Parish - January 1, 1986

Schools
Philip Pastor
Contacts
St. English
Mark School Reconciliation
Fr. Catholic Women's League
Principal: Steven Ward Before or after mass or by appoint- Michelle Mackey 289-235-8282
Phone: (905) 563-9191 ment.
Office Administration Knights of Columbus
Marriage George L. Savage 289-566-9383
St. Edward
Aggie AgninoSchool
Ext. 1
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
Mass
Baptism
Times has a serious or prolonged illness or Pat Savage 289-566-9383
is to have surgery. This sacrament ministryscheduling@sthelenscatholic.ca
Saturday
•Available - 5 p.m.at
Sundays 1:00 pm. Call
celebrates the healing of mind and
•parish office.
Sunday - 9 & 11 a.m. 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) July 3 - 9, 2017 the
Sanctuary
Day Requested for Requested by Lamp
burns in
Monday No Mass memory
of:
Tuesday
+ Steve Metelsky Agnino Family
6:30 p.m.
+ Steve
Wednesday + Dora Geczy, + Elizabeth Barna & Metelsky
Alex Geczy
10:00 a.m. + Emerich Borcsok
Thursday The
+ Maria & Gerald Murphy Paul Murphy
8:30 a.m. Sanctuary Lamp
Friday Intn’s of Ron & Sue Bruch - (Anniversary) Kath Bruch burns to remind
8:30 a.m. + Eugenia Patea Barbitano Family us of Christ’s
presence in the
Saturday Blessed Sacra-
+ Camillo DiTomasso Maria DiTomasso
5:00 p.m. ment of the altar.
Sunday For the People of St. Helen Church If you wish to
9:00 a.m. sponsor the sanc-
tuary lamp for one
+ Libero Palmieri Maria & Piera Palmieri
11:00 a.m. week the stipend
+ Ron Krawesky Nancy Winslow is $35.

Stewardship of Treasure July 2 - 13th Sunday in Ordinary Time
June 25, 2017: Baptized and Aware
Offertory (170) $ 5,453 Elisha rewards the woman who responds to him.
Loose 207 (2 Kings)
Building Fund (14) 565 The baptized have died with Christ and will also live
“May God Bless You For with Christ. (Romans)
Your Faithful Stewardship!” The requirements and rewards of discipleship.
(Matthew)
Automatic Bank Withdrawal - Contact the Immigrants who receive citi-
zenship must take the Naturali-
parish office if you would like to go on monthly auto-
zation Oath of Allegiance to
matic withdrawal for your donations.
Canada. The oath requires the
Ministry for the Sick and Homebound new citizen to absolutely and
entirely be faithful and bear
We are grateful to those who give of their time
true allegiance to Her Majesty
and care to bring Holy Communion to our pa-
Queen Elizabeth the Second, Queen of Canada, Her
rishioners who cannot make it to church due
Heirs and Successors, and that that they will faithful-
to sickness or infirmity. If you know of anyone
ly observe the laws of Canada and fulfill their duties
who would like to receive communion in their
as a Canadian citizen. Other countries likely have
home or while hospitalized at West Lincoln Hospital,
similar requirements for citizenship.
please contact the parish office.
In today’s gospel Jesus gives us a more simplified
yet challenging version of his requirements for disci-
Can you sing?
pleship, our Christian citizenship, as it were. Jesus
Play an instrument?
makes this demand on all of us: “Whoever loves fa-
Have you been looking
ther or mother... Son or daughter more than me is
for an opportunity to
not worthy of me.” --Dc. Dick Folger
volunteer & continue to
develop your musical
Pray for the Pope’s July Intention - That our broth-
talent? St. Helen’s Par-
ers and sisters who have strayed from the faith,
ish is looking for people
through our prayer and witness to the Gospel, may
to contribute their talents to help make our Masses
rediscover the merciful closeness of the Lord and
and gatherings just that much more special.
the beauty of the Christian life.
Join us! (or at least talk to us… nothing is lost by
simply asking). Come out to a choir practice on
Wednesday’s at 7 p.m. or speak to any choir mem- Canadian Tire Money
ber. Choir members needed for all 3 Masses. No We continue to collect Canadian Tire money to pur-
experience required. chase raffle prizes for fundraising events. It can be
Think on it! Pray on it! ACT on it! brought to the office or in the collection basket.
Year A MASS INTENTIONS This week
L & D (living & deceased) July 10 - 16, 2017 the
Sanctuary
Day Requested for Requested by Lamp
burns In
Monday No Mass memory
of:
Tuesday + Lucia & Emilio DeStefano Luisa & Antonio DeStefano
6:30 p.m. + Calogero Zambito Teresa Boncori
+ Francisco
Wednesday Ngon Bui &
+ Vince Mambella Stella Mambella
10:00 a.m. + Cecilia Vy
Thursday Nguyen
+ Felice DeStefano Lucia & Arnold Thomson
8:30 a.m.
Friday The
+ Maria Bonafiglia Maria & Piera Palmieri Sanctuary Lamp
8:30 a.m.
burns to remind
+ Manuel da Silva Mr. & Mrs. da Silva us of Christ’s
Saturday
On the occasion - 50th Wedding Anniversary presence in the
5:00 p.m.
of Roberto & Maciana Burog Fara Burog & Emerson Paguel Blessed Sacra-
ment of the altar.
Sunday For the People of St. Helen Church If you wish to
9:00 a.m.
sponsor the sanc-
+ Ron Krawesky Jean Barlow tuary lamp for one
11:00 a.m.

July 9 - 14th Sunday in Ordinary Time Diocesan Marian Event
Learn From Me Year of the Rosary ~ Pray for Peace
God's people are given the promise of a hopeful fu- A Diocesan Marian Event, in celebration of the Year
ture. (Zechariah) of the Rosary & the 100th anniversary of the Fatima
The life-giving Spirit dwells in us. (Romans) Apparitions will be held on Saturday, September 30,
“Come to me … for my yoke is easy, and my burden 2017 at St. Alfred Church, 272 Vine Street, St. Cath-
is light.” (Matthew) arines, Ontario. Mass will be celebrated by Most
In today’s gospel Jesus tells Reverend Gerard Bergie at 8:30 a.m. Reflections on
us: “My yoke is easy and my Mary and the Rosary and Celebration of a Living Ro-
burden is light.” Those of us who sary 9:15 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Parishioners and dioce-
are skeptical and already know san organizations from across the diocese are all
the demands of discipleship welcome. Free Admission/No Registration.
might ask: “How easy and how
light?”
The 1930s movie star Mae West may have had an
Celebration for Blessed Titus Brandsma
answer to that question. Known for her lighthearted, Everyone is welcome to attend the annual celebra-
bawdy double entendres, she famously said: “I never tion for Blessed Titus Brandsma, O.Carm, July 30,
said it would be easy, I only said it would be worth 2017 at 11:00 am in the chapel of Mount Carmel
it.” Mae would wink and add: “You only live once, but Spiritual Center in Niagara Falls, Ontario. Mass with
if you do it right, once is enough.” Another of her fa- Gregorian Chant will be celebrated by Fr. Paul
mous lines: “I generally avoid temptation unless I McDonald. Please bring a lawn chair and food bas-
can’t resist it.” Mae is correct on all three points. ket for a picnic on the grounds following Mass. For
Following Jesus is worth it. Following Jesus is the information contact Rhea Obdeyn at 905-892-4721
right way. And avoiding temptation is something we or Frank Niesink at 905-935-9457
cannot do alone. We need Jesus to prevail. --Dc.
Dick Folger Knights of Columbus Summer BBQ &
Mass with Bishop Bergie Presiding
If you would like to have a The Knights of Columbus invite you to attend Mass
Mass offered for someone, & a Summer BBQ at Club Roma, 125 Vansickle Rd.,
contact the parish office for St. Catharines, Sunday, July 9, 2017. Adults $13.00;
dates and times which are Children (6 - 12) $7.00, 5 and under free. Mass at
available. The stipend or of- 10:00 am, Most Reverend Gerard Bergie presiding.
fering given is $10. Mass Lunch buffet at 12 noon; salads, penne, burgers,
cards are available for $2 if hot dogs and chicken breast. For ticket information
you wish to give them to call Chuck Johnston - 905-646-5099, Al Craig - 905-
whomever you choose so 931-3132, Rinaldo DiSanto - 905-933-2534 or Bill
that they may also participate in the Mass. Amodeo - 289-456-7888.
Year A MASS INTENTIONS This week
L & D (living & deceased) July 17 - 23, 2017 the
Sanctuary
Day Requested for Requested by Lamp
burns In
Monday No Mass memory
of:
Tuesday Intn’s of Hendriks & deKoning Families Helen & Andy Hendriks
6:30 p.m. + Dennis &
Patricia Gillespie Carmel & Aureen Borg
Dorothy Howe
Wednesday
+ Fr. Tom Cresswell Connie & Louis Elia
10:00 a.m.
Thursday The
+ Giuseppe Iannotta Maria & Rolando Cipro
8:30 a.m. Sanctuary Lamp
Friday burns to remind
+ Deceased members of D’Alessio & Elia
10:00 a.m. Connie & Luis Elia us of Christ’s
@ Menno Home Families presence in the
Blessed Sacra-
Saturday
For the People of St. Helen Church ment of the altar.
5:00 p.m.
If you wish to
Sunday + Maria Di Iorio Giuseppina & Gennaro Elia sponsor the sanc-
9:00 a.m. tuary lamp for one
week the stipend
11:00 a.m. + Giuseppe Crispo Lina & Giuseppe Compagnone is $35.

July 16 - 15th Sunday in Ordinary Time Knights of Columbus
The Word Takes Root Charity Dinner
The Knights of Columbus invite you to attend the
A prophetic teaching on the power of God’s word. (Isaiah) Bishop's Charities Dinner at Club Roma, 125
Paul professes hope in the face of suffering. (Romans) Vansickle Rd., St Catharines on Saturday October
God’s word is powerful for those who really hear it. (Matthew) 21, 2017. Tickets $50.00 - Reception at 6:00 p.m.,
Dinner 7:00 p.m.; entertainment and dancing. For
Good soil is critical to the tickets: Christopher Turner 905-643-3375, Martin
harvest. In the 1930s, by Marko 905-401-5646
deep plowing, the farmers
on the prairies of the high Congratulations to
plains had ruined the land. Mrs. Alma Jack on the
They plowed so deep they occasion of her
displaced the deep-rooted 90th Birthday!
grasses that trapped soil
and moisture. Combined with severe droughts, dev-
astation came. The great dust storms did the rest,
displacing more than two million people.
Today’s gospel presents us with a parable about
seeds. After many perils, only the seeds that were
sown in good soil were able to grow. They yielded
much grain. The parable teaches us to recognize
that the seed is God’s invitation to us. We are the
farmers who must prepare our soil to receive these
seeds. If we are successful, then we will enjoy a
bounteous spiritual harvest in our lives.--Dc. Dick Folger

SVDP North of 60 Update BINGO - through the Summer!
Thank you to the many parishioners who supported $1000 in prizes weekly! Progressive Jackpot!
this project. Fr. Dan of Our Lady of the Snows Thursday’s - 11 a.m. ~ Canadian Legion, King St.
Church in Naujaat, Nunavut will be happy to receive Lunch is available...free coffee!
the sea container in late October. This project was Hope to see you there!
such a success that next year we plan to send him two.

Items that have accumulated in the lost and
found by the office will be disposed of in
mid-July. Please check it if you recently Collection 1st Weekend of the Month
lost something at the church.
Year A MASS INTENTIONS This week
L & D (living & deceased) July 24 - 30, 2017 the
Sanctuary
Day Requested for Requested by Lamp
burns In
Monday No Mass memory
of:
Tuesday Giuseppina Romasco & Maria
+ Giulio Palmieri
6:30 p.m. Leva
+ Jack Maas
Wednesday
+ Lucia & Sandro Bergero Maria & Piera Palmieri
10:00 a.m.
The
Thursday Sanctuary Lamp
+ Lucia & Emilio DeStefano Luisa & Antonio DeStefano
8:30 a.m. burns to remind
Friday us of Christ’s
10:00 a.m. + Vince Mambella Stella Mambella presence in the
Albright Manor Blessed Sacra-
ment of the altar.
Saturday
+ Janet Bolzan Nagler Family If you wish to
5:00 p.m.
sponsor the sanc-
Sunday For the People of St. Helen tuary lamp for one
9:00 a.m. week the stipend
is $35.
11:00 a.m. + Teresa & Michael Commisso Rose & John Luppino

July 23 - 16th Sunday in Ordinary Time St. Catherine's
Who are we to Judge? Diocesan CWL -
A prayer about God’s attributes and the Jews’ re- Annual Golf
sponse to them. (Wisdom)
Tournament
The Spirit helps and intercedes for us. (Romans)
September 16th
Three familiar parables about the kingdom of heav-
Location: Whisky Run Golf Course,
en. (Matthew)
Dolly Parton probably was not 631 Lorraine Road, Port Colborne
thinking about today’s Gospel when Start times: Noon registration, 1:00 p.m.,
she said: “The way I see 4 Person Scramble, Shot-Gun start
it, if you want the rainbow, you Buffet/Dinner 6:00 p.m.
gotta put up with the rain.” In
Registration deadline July 28th.
the first parable today the farmer
planted good wheat in his fields. To register, or for more details, please
His enemy tried to sabotage the contact Piera at 905-563-4594 or
crop by sowing weeds in the fields. The wise farmer p.palmieri2@yahoo.ca
decided to put up with the weeds until the harvest.
Then he had the weeds removed. Afterward, with full
barns he enjoyed the “rainbow” of the good harvest. Tickets on Sale NOW through the parish office!
The gospel teaches us that at the end of the world St. Helen Canada 150/ Harvest Dinner
the evildoers will be hurled into the fiery furnace. The September 23, 2017
saints will shine like the sun in their Father’s king- St. Helen Church Great Hall
dom. 6:30 pm Cocktails, 7:00 pm. Catered Dinner
Lasagna, cabbage rolls, perogies, roast beef, & more
Sanctuary Lamp Silent Auction
We have openings for the Sanctuary Lamp Live Auction with Rick Rittenhouse
for the Week of September 11 - 17, 18 - 24, Canada Trivia Contest
25 - October 1, October 2 - 8. If you’d like DJ and dancing
to book the Lamp in memory of your loved Half & half draws
one, please contact the office.

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