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St.

Helen Church
FEBRUARY 25TH, 2018 | 2ND SUNDAY OF LENT (YEAR B)
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
MassTimes
Times
• Saturday
Saturday -- 55 p.m.
p.m.
• Sunday
Sunday -- 99 && 11
11 a.m.
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- Colleen Drake 905-563-8981
Phone: (905) 563-9191 ment.
Knights of Columbus
Marriage George L. Savage 289-566-9383
St. Edward School
Principal: Carla Bianco 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 Rachel Reid 905-941-4150
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
☐ 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.
This week
Year B MASS INTENTIONS the
L & D (living & deceased) February 26th - March 4th, 2018 Sanctuary
Lamp
Day Requested for Requested by burns in
memory
Monday NO MASS
of:
Tuesday
6:30 p.m. + Luigina Monda & + Olga D’Alessio Connie & Louis Elia + Commisso &
Luppino
Wednesday Families
+ Carolina Pacitto Staff of St. Mark School
10:00 a.m.
Thursday The
Special Intention Anonymous Sanctuary Lamp
8:30 a.m.
Friday burns to remind
8:30 a.m. + Maria Elia Viola & Peter Izzo us of Christ’s
9:00 a.m. presence in the
Stations of the Cross Blessed Sacra-
Saturday ment of the altar.
+ Ines DeBonis Nancy Winslow
5:00 p.m. If you wish to
Sunday sponsor the sanc-
+ Jurdelina Mota Mr. & Mrs. da Silva
9:00 a.m. tuary lamp for one
week the stipend
11:00 a.m. For the People of St. Helen is $35.
CWL News
Stewardship of Treasure Diocesan Spiritual Retreat Gethsemane
February 18th, 2018 - Offertory (156) 3,398 Ministries (Wellandport) - March 17-21st
- 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. - $35 includes
Loose 165 lunch.
Diocesan 60th Anniversary -$35 per person - hus-
Building Fund (38) 1,675
band/partner is welcome to attend. Mass at the Ca-
Facility Maintenance () 0 thedral in St. Catharines 4:30 p.m. Dinner and
Dance @ Club Roma 6:30 p.m. Limited tickets avail-
“May God bless you for your faithful stewardship!” able. Please contact Rebecca Williams/Piera Palmi-
eri or Colleen Drake for tickets.
Ministry for the Sick and Homebound
We are grateful to those who give of their time and World Day of Prayer
care to bring Holy Communion to our parishioners
Friday, March 2, 2:00 p.m.
who cannot make it to church due to sickness or in-
St. Alban's Anglican Church
firmity. If you know of anyone who would like to re-
Ontario Street, Beamsville
ceive communion in their home or while hospitalized
Theme: All God's Creation is Very
at West Lincoln Hospital, please contact the parish
Good! Prepared by the committee
office.
from Suriname. Everyone is wel-
SVDP Society come to attend.
MISSION - The Society of St. Vincent de Paul is a
lay Catholic organization whose mission is: To live 2018 Share Lent Campaign - Building cul-
the Gospel message by serving Christ in the tural and religious tolerance in Lebanon
poor with love, respect, justice and joy.
During this second week of Share Lent, we focus on
VALUES - The Mission of the Society of St. Vincent the organization Adyan, a Development and Peace
de Paul implies that as Vincentians we: see Christ in partner that contributes to peace in the Middle East
anyone who suffers, come together as a family, by fostering cultural and religious tolerance. In this
have personal contact with the poor, help in all pos- part of the world wounded by past and present wars,
sible ways. Adyan offers a wide range of programs, including
Canadian Tire Money conference, training sessions, and workshops on
We continue to collect Canadian Tire money peace, reconciliation and coexistence. To watch vid-
to purchase raffle prizes for fundraising eos and learn more about D&P partners and projects
events. It can be brought to the office or in visit: devp.org/sharelent/videos and devp.org/
the collection basket. sharelent/resources. Share Lent envelopes will be
Sanctuary Lamp available dates: provided to make a donation on Solidarity Sunday,
June 18-24, June 25-July 1 which will take place on March 18.

To receive the weekly bulletin via email, make your
request by email: office@sthelenscatholic.ca
February 25th - 2nd Sunday of Lent Join Us . . .
Here I Am Fridays of Lent
God’s covenant with Abraham is affirmed. (Genesis)
“If God is for us, who can be against us?” (Romans)
Stations of the Cross
The disciples grow in their understanding of Jesus in beginning at 9:00 a.m.
the Transfiguration. (Mark)
You don’t have to be a rocket sci- 2017 income tax receipts are located in the
entist or a biblical scholar to find the vestibule of the church!
connections between the crucifixion
of Jesus and God’s command to
Abraham to offer up his son Isaac Celebrate Your Marriage with a Worldwide
as a sacrifice. Marriage Encounter Weekend!
Both Isaac and Jesus were loved Celebrate your love and take a fresh look at your
by their fathers. Both were en route marriage! Spend a very special weekend together. A
to their death: Isaac carrying the Weekend of discovery…a lifetime of love!
wood for the fire; Jesus carrying the wood of the Worldwide Marriage Encounter is a weekend geta-
cross. Isaac’s journey was three days. Jesus’ from way that helps married couples rediscover them-
death to resurrection was also three days. The Gen- selves as individuals and as a couple. The Weekend
esis story concludes with God’s last-minute change format helps couples communicate openly and hon-
of mind. Isaac is spared. Abraham’s unswerving faith estly without group sharing, therapy or marriage
is richly rewarded. In the account of the passion and counselling.
resurrection, Jesus breaks the bonds of death and Upcoming Weekend: March 2-4, 2018 (Four
rises as the Redeemer of the world. --Dc. Dick Folger Points by Sheraton, Argentia Rd., Mississauga)
For more information and application, please go
40 Days for Life to www.wwme.org or contact: Gerard & Marge
Be part of this peaceful, McCauley at gerard.marge@rogers.com or (905)
international campaign to 792-1925.
end abortion, by praying
and fasting during Lent,
2018 Bishop’s Gala
February 14-March 25. (+ Niagara Catholic Education Award of Distinction)
Each church is adopting one day from 8 am–8 pm, Friday, April 20th
for two or more people to give public witness for one (cocktails 5:30 p.m.; dinner 7:00 p.m.)
or two hours, standing on Portage Street at the Niag- Club Roma, 125 Vansickle Rd., St. Catharines
ara Falls General Hospital, holding a sign “Pray to -- tickets $80 each (includes two drink tickets)
End Abortion – 40 Days for Life.” (must be purchased by March 25);
St. Helen's day is Saturday, March 3. You can in- -- for tickets call Sherry Morena (905/735-0240,
dicate the hour/s you will witness on the sign-up x213) or www.NiagaraCatholic.ca
sheet on the table at the entrance.
Diocesan - Wide
Pray for the Pope’s March Evangelization Inten- Reconciliation/Adoration
tion - Formation in Spiritual Discernment ~ that the On Saturday, March 17 in every
Church may appreciate the urgency of formation parish church across the dio-
in spiritual discernment, both on the personal and cese, a priest will be available
communitarian levels. from 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. to
celebrate Reconciliation individ-
Diocesan Separated & Divorced ually. There will also be Eucha-
ristic Adoration during this time.
Healing Ministry Support Group No matter how long it has been, you are welcome to
We meet every second and fourth Monday (7:00- celebrate the Sacrament of Penance, which assists
9:00 p.m.) at Mt. Carmel Spiritual Centre. For more us in spiritual discipline as we turn away from sin
info, call 905-356-4113, or e-mail: separatedanddi- and open our hearts to reconciliation and healing --
vorced@saintcd.com. or you can also simply come to pray before the Lord.
Next Meeting - February 26: "Finding Peace"
YOUth Blasters Winter Schedule
Easter Flowers YOUth Blasters upcoming gatherings will be at the
We wonderfully enhance our worship by adorning parish on the following date:
our church with glorious flowers that announce February 25th from 2:00 to 3:30 p.m.
“Christ is risen!” Envelopes for Easter Flowers and
décor are available in the pew racks or vestibule of We’re still looking for the owner of Offertory En-
the church and can be returned with the collection. velopes #88? Please contact the office.