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St.

Helen Church
MARCH 11TH, 2018 | 4TH 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
Lottery Licence # M810801

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
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.
This week
Year B MASS INTENTIONS the
L & D (living & deceased) March 12th - 18th, 2018 Sanctuary
Lamp
Day Requested for Requested by burns in
memory
Monday NO MASS
of:
Tuesday
+ Tony Macri Donna & Salvatore Sgambato + Nina
6:30 p.m.
Wednesday Fracchioni
+ Vincenza Magnoli Staff of St. Mark School
10:00 a.m. The
Thursday Sanctuary Lamp
+ Gino Cipro Maria Leva
8:30 a.m. burns to remind
Friday us of Christ’s
9:00 a.m. Stations of the Cross presence in the
10:00 a.m. + Jadwiga Wojtas Family Blessed Sacra-
Menno Home ment of the altar.
Saturday + Erminio & Lucia De Stefano Lucia Thomson If you wish to
5:00 p.m. Alyssa dela Cruz - Birthday Divi & Gener dela Cruz sponsor the sanc-
Sunday tuary lamp for one
For the People of St. Helen week the stipend
9:00 a.m.
is $35.
11:00 a.m. + William Curry Curry Family

7043 All you need is the desire to help those in
Stewardship of Treasure need, empathy for people, the ability to listen and an
February 25th, 2018 - Offertory (177) 4,210 understanding of the Vincentian outlook. Discretion
and confidentiality are priority.
Loose 166
Canadian Tire Money
Building Fund (16) 811 We continue to collect Canadian Tire money to pur-
Facility Maintenance (38) 618 chase raffle prizes for fundraising events. It can be
brought to the office or in the collection basket.
“May God bless you for your faithful stewardship!”
Sanctuary Lamp available dates:
July 9-15, July 16-22, July 23-29 and forward
Ministry for the Sick and Homebound
We are grateful to those who give of their time and
care to bring Holy Communion to our parishioners
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 hospitalized 2018 Share Lent Campaign - A school of
at West Lincoln Hospital, please contact the parish
office. community leaders in Peru
For the fourth week of Lent, we go to Peru and dis-
SVDP Society cover one of Development and Peace’s partners, the
Who are we? - The Society of St. Vincent de Paul Bartolomé de Las Casas Institute and the Hugo
founded in 1833 by Frederic Ozanam in Paris, is Echegaray leadership school, where students
dedicated to the service of those in need throughout strengthen their capacity for dialogue, consensus,
the world. St. Helen's Council presently has six ac- participation, and consultation in order to exercise
tive members that volunteer their time. ethical and responsible civic leadership in their com-
What do we do? - We help our needy neighbours munities. To watch videos and learn more about
that live within the boundaries of St. Helen. All calls D&P partners and projects go to: devp.org/sharelent/
are screened and a home visit is arranged with 2 videos and devp.org/sharelent/resources. The Soli-
members attending. darity Sunday collection will be celebrated in all
How are we supported? - The poor box in the ves- Canadian parishes next week. We appeal to your
tibule of the church is our main means of support. generosity in support of our sisters and brothers in
How can you donate? - A cheque made out to St. the Global
Helen St. Vincent de Paul can be dropped in the South who
poor box or the Sunday collection. There are also fight every day
St. Vincent de Paul envelopes available for cash do- for peace,
nations. Tax receipts are issued in January. human dignity
and social
*Interested in joining us? Call Lorraine at 905-563- justice.
March 11th - 4th Sunday of Lent Diocesan - Wide
Praying, Believing and Living in God’s Love Reconciliation/Adoration
God will be merciful to the exiled Israelites. (2 Chron) On Saturday, March 17 in every
We are saved by God’s rich mercy. (Eph) parish church across the dio-
God’s only Son was sent for our reconciliation. (Jn) cese, a priest will be available
Our nation was found- from 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. to
ed and flourished as we celebrate Reconciliation individ-
declared, “In God we ually. There will also be Eucha-
trust.” As we turn away ristic Adoration during this time. No matter how long
from God trouble begins it has been, you are welcome to celebrate the Sacra-
within our lands. It has ment of Penance, which assists us in spiritual disci-
happened before. pline as we turn away from sin and open our hearts
The hand of God is to reconciliation and healing -- or you can also simp-
traced in the great ly come to pray before the Lord.
events of history. In 589 B.C.E., King Nebuchadnez-
zar of the Babylonian empire destroyed Jerusalem HAM ROLL - 50/50 TICKETS
and leveled the Temple. The Jews were taken to This weekend and next, before and after all Masses,
Babylon and placed in captivity. They grew old, you can purchase a 50/50 ticket which will be drawn
dreaming of their lost land. After half a century, the at the Ham Roll on Friday March 23rd. The winning
Lord anointed Cyrus, the King of Persia, grasping his ticket will receive half of the proceeds from the ticket
right hand. In 539 B.C.E., Cyrus marched toward Je- sales. Winner will be contacted and does not need
rusalem. There, he took and rebuilt the city. He re- to be present to receive prize. Tickets are $5 each.
stored the Temple, fulfilling the words of the prophet
Jeremiah. God still sends messages to us today. Annual Diocesan
--Dc. Dick Folger RESPECT FOR LIFE MASS
Celebrated by
Pray for the Pope’s March Evangelization Inten- Most Rev. Gerard Paul Bergie
tion - Formation in Spiritual Discernment ~ that the Bishop of St. Catharines
Cathedral of St. Catherine of Alexandria
Church may appreciate the urgency of formation Monday, April 9, 2018 at 7:00 p.m.
in spiritual discernment, both on the personal and A Special Diocesan Mass
communitarian levels. Reception to follow in the parish hall
Hosted by the Diocesan CWL
Join Us . . . Information: Martina 289-686-6122
Fridays of Lent Diocesan Respect Life Committee

Stations of the Cross Adult Faith Formation Series: Exploring
beginning at 9:00 a.m. Pope Francis’ Apostolic Exhortation Amo-
A Special Evening Presentation
ris Laetitia, The Joy of Love
This faith formation series is being held on four con-
a “Walk through the Passion” secutive Monday evenings, beginning April 9, 2018,
with Dr. Robert Holmstedt 7-9pm., at the Catholic Centre, 3400 Merrittville
Wednesday March 14, 2018, 7:00 p.m. Highway, Thorold, L2V 4Y6. Register online at
https://goo.gl/forms/DUlZAM0YdRtNPYB32 or by
This “visual” Passion study will be a combination of calling the Office of Religious Education, 905-684-
reading passages from the Gospels and showing im-
0154, ext. 207 by April 4, 2018. A registration fee of
ages of Jerusalem (today and reconstructed from $10 will be collected on the first night to cover the
Christ’s time). Being able to picture his activities that cost of materials including a copy of Amoris Laetitia.
last week will help us as we prepare ourselves dur-
ing Lent by letting Jesus’ sacrifice sink in and then
celebrate the miracle of the resurrection. Come join Easter Flowers
us and bring a friend. We wonderfully enhance our worship by adorning
2018 Bishop’s Gala our church with glorious flowers that announce
“Christ is Risen!” Envelopes for Easter Flowers and
(+ Niagara Catholic Education Award of Distinction) décor are available in the pew racks or vestibule of
Friday, April 20th the church and can be returned with the collection.
(cocktails 5:30 p.m.; dinner 7:00 p.m.)
Club Roma, 125 Vansickle Rd., St. Catharines YOUth Blasters Winter Schedule
-- tickets $80 each (includes two drink tickets) YOUth Blasters upcoming gatherings will be at the
(must be purchased by March 25); parish on the following date:
-- for tickets call Sherry Morena (905/735-0240, April 8th from 2:00 to 3:30 p.m.
x213) or www.NiagaraCatholic.ca