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Helen Church
4106 Mountain Street | Beamsville, Ontario | L0R 1B7

Phone (905) 562-7427 | Fax (905) 563-0003 | |

Philip 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- 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

Sacraments Please let us know when someone
Ministry Scheduling & RFM
has a serious or prolonged illness or Rachel Reid 905-941-4150
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
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
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.

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We welcome you and invite you to share in the spiritual and social activities of your parish.
This week
L & D (living & deceased) April 9th - 15th, 2018 Sanctuary
Day Requested for Requested by burns in
Monday NO MASS memory
Tuesday of:
+ Gino Cipro Antonio & Luisa DeStefano
6:30 p.m. + Maria
Wednesday DeJong
+ Emmy Geczy, + Lilly Torek, + Emerich Borchok Alex Geczy
10:00 a.m.
Thursday + Luigina Monda Gemma & Frank Poole The
8:30 a.m. Intentions of Kathleen Reid - Health Angus Reid Sanctuary Lamp
Friday burns to remind
10:00 a.m. + Belinda Rea Nancy Winslow us of Christ’s
Albright Manor presence in the
Saturday Blessed Sacra-
+ Erminio & Lucia DeStefano Luisa & Aniello DeStefano ment of the altar.
5:00 p.m.
If you wish to
Sunday + Maria & Helmut Grascha Monika Furbacher sponsor the sanc-
9:00 a.m. tuary lamp for one
For the People of St. Helen - L&D week the stipend
11:00 a.m. is $35.

Stewardship of Treasure CWL News
The 60th Annual St. Catharines C.W.L.
April 1st, 2018 - Easter Sunday (232) 8,569 Diocesan Convention Mass is on
Loose 378 Tues. May 22nd @ 6:30 p.m. @ St. Al-
fred Church, St. Catharines. Celebrant
Building Fund (20) 3,132 is Bishop Bergie. Convention on Wed.
Holy Thursday (38) 605 May 23rd at the Holiday Inn & Suites
Parkway Conference Centre, St. Catharines. Con-
Good Friday (119) 2,794 tact Colleen 905-563-8981 or Piera 905-53-4594 to
register or for info. Deadline for registration and
Development and Peace (2) 46
fees is April 10. All ladies of the parish are welcome
“May God bless you for your faithful stewardship!” and encouraged to attend!

Ministry for the Sick and Homebound Annual Ham Roll Update
We are grateful to those who give of their time and This year’s Ham Roll was another
care to bring Holy Communion to our parishioners overwhelming success! Gross reve-
who cannot make it to church due to sickness or in- nue was over $15,000 - with expens-
firmity. If you know of anyone who would like to re- es and prize payouts, we cleared just
ceive communion in their home or while hospitalized over $10,000. Profits from the event
at West Lincoln Hospital, please contact the parish go towards our debt reduction.
SVDP Society The evening was great fun and the turnout of parish-
ioners and the local community was amazing! We
Who are we? - The Society of St. Vincent de Paul thank all who attended to support this event! It really
founded in 1833 by Frederic Ozanam in Paris, is brought the community together.
dedicated to the service of those in need throughout
the world. St. Helen's Council presently has six ac- A huge THANK YOU, to the entire fundraising com-
tive members that volunteer their time. mittee and all the parish and community volunteers
What do we do? - We help our needy neighbours who worked tirelessly and joyfully to execute this
that live within the boundaries of St. Helen. All calls event! Planning meetings were fun, comradery was
are screened and a home visit is arranged with two wonderful and the team’s efforts were well rewarded
members attending. with the witness to people having a good time at the
How are we supported? - The poor box in the ves- ham roll.
tibule of the church is our main means of support.
How can you donate? - A cheque made out to St. If you’d like to get involved and help with any of the
Helen St. Vincent de Paul can be dropped in the planned future events, even if just one a year,
poor box or the Sunday collection. There are also please contact Joe Dellamanna (contact info on the
St. Vincent de Paul envelopes available for cash do- front of the bulletin) or call the office. Upcoming Fri-
nations. *Interested in joining us, call Lorraine at 905 day night Bingo could always use backups or help
-563-7043. with the food service as well.
April 8th - Second Sunday of Easter ACTS Retreats
Missioned to be Forgiven and Forgiving ACTS is an acronym for:
Evangelism and daily life in the early church. (Acts) Adoration – God’s Call, your acceptance
The importance of faith and love in the community. (I and answer
Jn) Community – love and caring for each
Jesus challenges Thomas’ doubts. (Jn) other
“Be of one heart and Theology – “studying” through scripture and our faith
one mind. Share every- Service – to God and His people
thing in common!” What
kind of a world is that? Come and renew yourself spiritually, to strengthen
How is this way of life your faith and to apply it to your daily life.
even possible?
Women's Retreat – April 26 – 29, 2018
Through everything he
Men's Retreat – May 24 – 27, 2018
did and taught, Jesus be-
lieved in this way of life. Retreat Location: Queen of Apostles Renewal Cen-
He never wavered from his mission to proclaim that tre, Mississauga, ON
the reign of God was possible and to call disciples to Contact: Dorothy Shinkaruk (Women’s Retreat)
preach that message to all the ends of the earth. 905-453-1073 or cell 647-504-3175
We begin to hear the hints of Pentecost in this Christoph Cieslak (Men’s Retreat) 416-660-4041
Sunday’s readings. In 1 John, the Spirit is truth. In
John’s Gospel, the Spirit comes upon them as
breath. And in the Acts reading, we see the fruits of Adult Faith Formation Series:
the Spirit in the way that the community members Exploring Pope Francis’ Apostolic Exhortation
treat one another. -- Denise Simeone Amoris Laetitia, The Joy of Love
This faith formation series is being held on four con-
Diocesan secutive Monday evenings, beginning April 9, 2018,
RESPECT FOR LIFE MASS 7-9pm., at the Catholic Centre, 3400 Merrittville
Celebrated by Highway, Thorold, L2V 4Y6. Register online at
Most Rev. Gerard Paul Bergie or call
Cathedral of St. Catherine of Alexandria the Office of Religious Education, 905-684-0154,
Monday, April 9, 2018 at 7:00 p.m. ext. 207 by April 4, 2018. A registration fee of $10
Reception to follow in the parish hall will be collected on the first night to cover the cost of
materials including a copy of Amoris Laetitia.
Pope Francis’ Prayer Intention for the
Month of April
That economists may have the courage to reject
any economy of exclusion and know how to open
new paths. (Apostleship of Prayer)

YOUth Blasters
Winter Schedule
YOUth Blasters upcoming gatherings will be at the
parish on the following date:
April 8th - 2:00 to 3:30 p.m.

YOUth Blasters always have
a great time growing in our
faith together through prayer,
activities, crafts, music and
snacks! All newcomers are
welcome (grade 3 and up)!
Please pick up a registration
form from the office and return it at our next gather-

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