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

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

Fr. English

Office Administration
Aggie Agnino Ext. 1

Mass Times
Saturday - 5 p.m.
Sunday - 9 a.m., 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 Facility & Grounds Maintenance
will assist you in making the neces-
Church, contact the Parish Office. Craig Luey 905-988-6522
sary liturgical arrangements.

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.
This week
L & D (living & deceased) May 28th - June 3rd, 2018 Sanctuary
Day Requested for Requested by burns in
Monday NO MASS memory
Tuesday + Maria Da Gloria Pereira Family of:
6:30 p.m. + Carolyn Richardson Nancy Winslow + Margaret
Wednesday DeRoche
Intentions of Champagne & Proulx Family - L&D Christine Champagne-Rainville
10:00 a.m. The
Thursday Sanctuary Lamp
+ Ad Sinnige Helen & Andy Hendriks
8:30 a.m. burns to remind
Friday us of Christ’s
+ Thomas Daley John, Ethna & Kieran Clarke
8:30 a.m. presence in the
Saturday Blessed Sacra-
For the People of St. Helen ment of the altar.
5:00 p.m.
If you wish to
Sunday + Curtis Stoutenburg Emma Lowry & family
sponsor the sanc-
9:00 a.m.
tuary lamp for one
week the stipend
11:00 a.m. + John Doug MacNiven Yvonne MacNiven
is $35.

Stewardship of Treasure CWL News

Join us for the next CWL Potluck & Meet-
May 20th, 2018 - Offertory (157) 3,952 ing on Tuesday June 5th at 6:30 p.m.
Loose 150 Please note, since the clergy are on re-
treat, there will not be a 6:30 p.m. mass that even-
Building Fund (45) 2,590 ing. Our Potluck supper will begin at 6:30 p.m. in
Facility Maintenance (4) 40 the parish hall with a social and a very brief meeting
to pass motions.
“May God bless you for your faithful stewardship!”
Catholic Women's League &
Ministry for the Sick and Homebound Knights of Columbus
We are grateful to those who give of their time and Annual Strawberry Social
care to bring Holy Communion to our parishioners Sunday June 24th, 2018
who cannot make it to church due to sickness or in- 12:15 p.m.
firmity. If you know of anyone who would like to re- Open to all members of the parish young and old. If
ceive communion in their home or while hospitalized you plan on attending, please indicate so on the sign
at West Lincoln Hospital, please contact the parish up sheet at back of church so we can plan accord-
office. ingly. Cost: Free to all.
SVDP Society - What do we do? - We Healing Ministry Support Group
help our needy neighbours that live within For persons separated or divorced: would it help
the boundaries of St. Helen. All calls are you to have people around you to understand what
screened and a home visit is arranged you're going through? Would you like to hear some
with two members attending. ideas that will encourage you and help you to devel-
How are we supported? - The poor box op new ways of coping with the stresses in your life?
in the vestibule of the church is our main The St. Catharines Diocese support group meets
means of support. A cheque made out to St. Helen every second and fourth Monday (7:00-9:00 p.m.) at
St. Vincent de Paul can be dropped in the poor box Mt. Carmel Spiritual Centre. For info, call 905-356-
or the Sunday collection. There are also St. Vincent 4113 or 905-684-0154, or e-mail:
de Paul envelopes available for cash donations. In-
terested in joining us, call Lorraine at 905-563-7043. May 28: "Forgiveness Heals"
Canadian Tire Money Remember Your Parish In Loving Memory
We continue to collect Canadian Tire Keep your love for your parish alive. Remember
money to purchase raffle prizes for fund- your parish in your will and when recommending
raising events. It can be brought to the expressions of sympathy. In Memoriam Donations
office or in the collection basket. to the Building Fund are appreciated and accepted.

Please check the lost and found

if you misplaced something - it will
be cleared at month end.
May 27th - Trinity Sunday Dear friends,
Monica Ling Lin is a world class singer and organ-
Missionary Disciples ist who has used her time and talent to enhance
Moses reviews God’s creative and salvific acts. many weddings and funerals at St. Helen’s Church
(Deut) in Beamsville. Monica also trained and directed the
We are adopted children of God and heirs with Choir for St. Helen’s Church Mass of Consecration
Christ. (Rom) in 2015. Monica has used her time and talents over
Jesus sends the disciples to all nations. (Mt) the years to sing at many churches and help organi-
All during the Easter season we have zations in their fundraising efforts.
heard assurances of Jesus’ continued Unfortunately life recently has thrown her several
presence among us. Today’s Gospel devastating curves. Five years ago she lost her son
continues that pattern. After commission- Aron to an invasive strep infection. Then last sum-
ing the doubting disciples, Jesus says, “ I mer she lost her husband Jules to cancer. Then on
am with you always.” April 29 of this year her home was completely de-
If Jesus were speaking to us today, he might say, stroyed by fire.
“I’ve got your back” or “You can count on me.” It’s Her unwavering faith has given
the very essence of covenant fidelity that describes her strength to endure these trage-
our God. It is our task to make sure that it also de- dies. There was insurance on the
scribes us as faith communities. house but sadly it is far short of the
Who in our town, city or neighborhood needs to replacement cost. So that is the rea-
hear from us these assuring words: “We’ve got your son for this fundraiser. We ask you
back”? -- Cele Breen to support her by financial donations
and by your friendship and prayers
YOUth Blasters Schedule to rebuild her home.
YOUth Blasters upcoming gatherings will be at the Proverbs 19:17 He who has pity on the poor lends
parish on the following date: to the Lord, and He will pay back what he has giv-
CANCELLED - May 27th - 2:00 to 3:30 p.m. en.
The link to Monica Ling Lin's gofundme fundraiser is:
YOUth Blasters always have a great time growing
in our faith together through prayer, activities, crafts, If you prefer, a cheque can be dropped off at the
music and snacks! All newcomers are welcome parish office made payable to Monica Ling Lin which
(grade 3 and up)! Please pick up a registration form we’ll pass on to her.
from the office and return it at our next gathering! Thank you.
Fr. Philip English.
Music Ministry Volunteer Drivers Still needed for Spanish
Have you been enjoy-
ing our muisic ministry Ministry & Bicycles for Migrant Workers
and thought “Maybe I Do you have bicycles just sitting in your
should join?” Do you garage, waiting to be put to good use?
love to sing? Maybe Even if they need repairs, Deacon Fa-
you can play guitar or bio has a contact who will fix them. If
keyboard? Our music you have a bicycle to donate for the mi-
ministry is always open to newcomers. Speak to a grant workers, please email or call the
member after Mass or call the office. You’re wel- parish office and leave your name and number. Ar-
come to come to a Wednesday night practice at 7 rangements for drop off will be made.
p.m. and see what its all about. This diverse group
is a great bunch and they have fun together. So Are You Registered in our Parish?
DON’T just think about it, ACT on it! Ensure that you are registered by completing the
tear off section at the front of this bulletin. Please do
not take for granted that you are registered in the
St. Helen Cleaning Ministry needs your help. parish just because you attend Mass here.
Can you volunteer 2 hours a month to help clean
the church? To join our dedicated team of men Fridays in St. Helen Church
and women who are responsible for keeping our Great Hall
church looking so beautiful please contact the par-
ish office. With the understanding that our team
members have busy lives, it helps to have many
on the team to keep the load lighter when shared 29 games with a total payout of up to
by all. With summer approaching and vacations, $2000. Progressive jackpot. Pizza and
we need your help. snacks are available for purchase, free coffee and
Can you give 2 hours a month? tea. Doors open and food served at 6 p.m. Bingo
starts at 7 p.m. We hope you’ll come out.