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

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

Fr. Philip 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
☐ New Parishioner* ☐ Change of address ☐ Moving
Name________________________ Phone_________________ E-mail___________________
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
L & D (living & deceased) June 25th - July 1st, 2018 Sanctuary
Day Requested for Requested by burns in
Monday NO MASS memory
Tuesday of:
+ Bert Kretz Annemarie Metelsky
6:30 p.m. + Pietro Vidotto
+ Don Vanderburg Albert & Pina Pagano The
10:00 a.m.
Sanctuary Lamp
Thursday burns to remind
+ Gloria Myers Frank & Helen Murphy
8:30 a.m. us of Christ’s
Friday presence in the
Intn’s of Nick & Linda Bruch Kath Bruch Blessed Sacra-
8:30 a.m.
Saturday ment of the altar.
+ Luigina Monda Lina & Giuseppe Compagnone If you wish to
5:00 p.m.
sponsor the sanc-
For the People of St. Helen tuary lamp for one
9:00 a.m.
week the stipend
+ Rita Currie Hank & Peggy Clement is $35.
11:00 a.m.

Stewardship of Treasure Catholic Women's League &
June 17th, 2018 - Offertory (164) 4,963
Knights of Columbus
Annual Strawberry Social
Loose 154 Sunday June 24th - 12:15 p.m.
Building Fund (15) 641
Children’s Liturgy
Diocesan Needs Collection (9) 165 Next Sunday June 24 is the last day for Children’s
Facility Maintenance (4) 70 Liturgy before we break for the summer. It will re-
sume again in September.
“May God bless you for your faithful stewardship!”
Preauthorized Debit (PAD) is offered for our Mort-
Ministry for the Sick and Homebound gage Debt Reduction. If you are interested in using
this convenient way to make your offerings to the
We are grateful to those who give of their time and
church, please complete the card found in the pews
care to bring Holy Communion to our parishioners
and return it to the parish office either directly or
who cannot make it to church due to sickness or in-
through the collection basket. These donations are
firmity. If you know of anyone who would like to re-
processed once a month, on or about the 15th of
ceive communion in their home or while hospitalized
each month.
at West Lincoln Hospital, please contact the parish
"Fatal Flaws”
SVDP Society - What do we do? - We Film Screening:
help our needy neighbours that live within The Dangers of Medical ‘AID’ in Dying Law
the boundaries of St. Helen. All calls are Are assisted dying laws leading society down a dan-
screened and a home visit is arranged with gerous path? It’s time to learn about the issue as it is
two members attending. experienced in lived reality. Local filmmaker, Kevin
How are we supported? - The poor box in the ves- Dunn, has spent the past three years travelling
tibule of the church is our main means of support. A throughout Canada, the Netherlands, Belgium, and
cheque made out to St. Helen St. Vincent de the USA to learn more about the answer to this im-
Paul can be dropped in the poor box or the Sunday portant question. Critics say “FATAL FLAWS” ‘is a
collection. Interested in joining us, call Lorraine must-see for every patient, person or medical care-
at 905-563-7043. giver who wants to understand the difference be-
tween medical killing and medically responsible car-
Canadian Tire Money - We continue to collect ing.’ The film is produced by DunnMedia in associa-
Canadian Tire money to purchase raffle prizes for tion with the Euthanasia Prevention Coalition. Join
fundraising events. It can be brought to the office or us and learn more on Monday, June 25 (7:00 p.m.)
in the collection basket. at SilverCity Hamilton Mountain Cinemas. Tickets
can be purchased online. For more information on
how to bring the film to your area, contact Fa-
or e-mail
Collection Next Weekend
June 27th - Nativity of St. John the Baptist The Vincentian Missionaries need our help to carry
out their many missionary, educational and charita-
Prepare the Way ble activities in their missions worldwide. They need
I will give you as a light to the nations. (Is) our financial support for the training of young men
John proclaimed a baptism of repentance to all the studying for the priesthood. There will be special
people of Israel. (Acts) mission collection next weekend to help the Mission-
His name is John. (Lk) ary work of the Vincentian Fathers. Envelopes will
How do you feel about be- be available in the pews next weekend. Please
ing made by God into a pol- keep Fr. Joseph and these Missionaries in your
ished arrow? Most of us prayers.
might say that we would
leave that to John the Bap-
Arrows, polished or not are Let us pray and live for a world where people
meant to hit their target. This of all nations will be united in thought, word
requires focus, concentration and deed; help us to be honest, pure and
and practice. As faith com- loving in our relations with others in our world. Let
munities, how do we help one another to be those us pray for peace and harmony for every person in
arrows that get to the target of our mission as this nation and every nation; help us to work and live
church? We have to focus outside of ourselves, con- so that all people everywhere will live a good life,
centrate on our neighbors and neighborhoods, our that hunger, poverty, ignorance and disease will dis-
family and friends. appear and the kingdom come indeed. Amen.
The first step is to practice on small projects. Then Sanctuary Lamp
we keep making that mission target bigger, wider We have openings for the Sanctuary Lamp for
and more expansive and inclusive. -- Cele Breen the Week of September 3 - 9, October 1 - 7
and 8 - 14. If you’d like to book the Lamp in
Separated and Divorced Healing Ministry memory of your loved one, please contact the
Topic: ‘Loving and Respecting Yourself’, (June office.
25). Meetings are 7 to 9 pm at Mount Carmel Spiritu-
al Centre, 7020 Stanley Ave, Niagara Falls. Pre- (National Evangelization Team)
registration is not required. For information call 905- NET Ministries of Canada
356-4113 or 905-684-0154, or NET Ministries will be visiting our diocese from Octo-
email ber 14 - 19, 2018. NET is a team of dedicated,
trained, young Catholic adults who travel across
Music Ministry Canada sharing their faith. It is their hope that young
Have you been enjoying people will experience the love of God and take one-
our music ministry and step closer to Him. There are both day and evening
thought “Maybe I should Encounter experiences available if you are interest-
join?” Do you love to ed in offering this wonderful opportunity to your ele-
sing? Maybe you can mentary or high school aged youth. For additional in-
play guitar or keyboard? formation or to schedule a retreat/encounter, please
Our music ministry is always open to newcomers. contact Terri Pauco, at
Speak to a member after Mass or call the office. or 905-684-0154, #209
You’re welcome to come to a Wednesday night
practice at 7 p.m. and see what its all about. This di- To receive the weekly bulletin via email, make your
verse group is a great bunch and they have fun to- request by email:
gether. So DON’T just think about it, ACT on it! Check us out:
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Missionary Priest - June 30th-July 1st
Fr. Joseph Arackal, a Vincentian Missionary Priest
from India, will be in our parish on the weekend of 29 games with a total payout of up to
June 30/July 1st to participate in our Annual Mission- $2000. Progressive jackpot. Pizza and
ary Cooperation Plan. He will preach at all the snacks are available for purchase, free cof-
Masses next weekend and will make an appeal on fee and tea. Doors open and food served at 6 p.m.
behalf of the Vincentian Missions. Join us, bring a friend or two!