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Helen Parish
4106 Mountain St.
Beamsville, ON L0R 1B7

Ph: 905-562-7427
Fax: 905-563-0003

Opened - October 2, 1938 Est. as a Parish - January 1, 1986
Pastor: Rev. Krzysztof Szczepanik Office hours:
Office Administration: Aggie Agnino Tuesday to Friday 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Closed on Mondays and all Statutory holidays

Sunday Masses: Weekday Masses:
Saturday: 5:00 pm Tuesday: 6:30 pm
Sunday: 9:00 am Wednesday to *Friday: 9:00 am
11:00 am (Children’s Liturgy of the Word) *2nd Friday at Albright Manor: 10:00 am
*3rd Friday at Mennonite Home: 10:00 am

Schools Contacts
St. Mark School Anointing of the Sick:
Principal: Steven Ward Please let us know when someone Music Ministry
has a serious or prolonged illness or Anthony van Engelen
Phone: (905) 563-9191
cell/text 905-563-7067
is to have surgery. This sacrament
St. Edward School Email
celebrates the healing of mind and
Principal: Carla Bianco body and the forgiveness of sins. Ministry Scheduling & RFM
Phone: (905) 562-5531 Rachel Reid 905-941-4150
Catholic Funeral Rites:
Sacraments When a death occurs in your family,
please call the Parish Office and we Fundraising Events
Baptism: will assist you in making the Joe Della Manna
1st & 3rd Sunday at 1:00 pm necessary liturgical arrangements.
Call parish office.
Chronic Care Facilities: Youth Ministry
1st Communion & Confirmation: Pastoral visits are made monthly.
Contact the Parish Office. Reception of Holy Communion is Facility & Grounds Maintenance
available to residence. Craig Luey 905-988-6522
Every Saturday 4:00 pm - 4:30 pm or Homebound:
by appointment with the priest. Notify the Parish Office when serious Catholic Women's League
illness occurs. When the sick, aged or Colleen Drake 905-563-8981
incapacitated are confined to home
Arrangements six months in advance. Knights of Columbus
for an extended time, a pastoral visit
Marriage preparation is required. Marcel VanRuyven 905-931-7556
can be arranged.
Contact the Parish Office.
26th Sunday in Ordinary Time
September 30th, 2018 ~ Liturgical Year B

MASS INTENTIONS This week the Sanctuary Lamp burns in
 October 01 to October 07, 2018 memory of MANUEL DA SILVA
The Sanctuary Lamp burns to remind us of
As we gather, let us remember and pray for . . .
Christ’s presence in the Blessed Sacrament of the
Monday ~ …………. NO MASS …………. Oct. 01st
altar. If you wish to sponsor the sanctuary lamp
for one week the stipend is $35.
Tuesday ~ The Holy Guardian Angels…….Oct. 02nd
6:30 PM + William Wallace Stewardship of Treasure
(by Sally Power & Derek Nagels)
Wednesday ~ ………………………… …….Oct. 03rd September 16, 2018 ~ Offertory $3,846
9:00 AM + Ernie Brunet (by Archie & Rina MacDonell) Loose 209.70
Thursday ~ Francis of Assisi……………....Oct. 04th
9:00 AM + Ivan Zuzek (Frank & Patty Barkley) Building Fund (61) 0
Friday ~ ……………………………...…...Oct. 05th Facility Maintenance (39) 0
9:00 AM Special Intention of Bill & Ria Groenewegen
(by Andy & Helen Hendrinks) “May God bless you for your faithful stewardship!”
Saturday ~ …………………………….……Oct. 06th
5:00 PM + Nicola Bonacci (by Bonacci Family) Date: Tues. Oct. 2, 2018. Meeting begins at 7 PM
+ Joseph Salerno (by Family) Mass: 6:30 PM, Guest Speaker: Lida Greenaway
Sunday ~ 27th Sunday in Ordinary Time ~ Oct. 07th
Topic: Women Believing in themselves - Interactive
CWL Bus Tour – October 20th. Please confirm to
9:00 AM + Ernie Brunet (by Louise & Pat Givens)
Anna Sabucco by September 21st.
11:00 AM For the People of St. Helen Parish or Colleen Drake 905-563
MINISTRY FOR THE SICK CWL Regional Conference – October
AND HOMEBOUND 24th – please confirm by October 5th.
We are grateful to those who give
of their time and care to bring Ho- HEALING MINISTRY
ly Communion to our parishioners SUPPORT GROUP
who cannot make it to church due to sickness or in- For persons separated or divorced: would
firmity. If you know of anyone who would like to re- it help you to have people around you to understand
ceive communion in their home or while hospitalized what you're going through? The St. Catharines Dio-
at West Lincoln Hospital, please contact the parish cese support group meets every second and fourth
office. Monday (7:00-9:00 p.m.) at Mt. Carmel Spiritual
Centre. For info, call 905/356-4113 or 905/684‑0154,
or e-mail:
We have openings for the Sanctuary Lamp in 2019.
If you would like to book a particular week in LIFE CHAIN - SUNDAY. 30, 1-2 pm
memory of your loved one, please contact the office This Sunday, September 30 from 1 - 2 pm we plan
sooner rather than later as the year is filling to gather at the intersection of Main St. and Christie
up. Cost is $35 per week. St. in Grimsby to pray for an end to abortion. We
CANADIAN TIRE MONEY will be joining our prayers with thousands of people
We continue to collect your Canadian Tire mon- in 1600 locations across Canada and the United
ey. It can be brought to the office or placed in the States who will be forming Life Chains on the same
collection basket. day!
We will pray silently and hold professionally-
BULLETIN ADVERTISING printed signs provided at the site. We will peacefully
Our advertising sponsors on the back of the bulletin stand in honor of the 60 million lives who have been
support us and make your bulletin possible; their ad- lost to abortion. This is a local witness intended to
vertising revenue reduces our printing costs. Please demonstrate that abortion is not a closed or settled is-
support them when you can. Space Available. sue in this country.
For questions or if you would like to receive pro-
Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament Friday motional information to distribute, please con-
October 05 from 9:30 am to 12:00 pm tact
Would that all the Lord’s people were Prophets [clip-out] Kindly take a moment to consider be-
(Wisdom) coming involved! The following ministries of ser-
Come rich, weep and wail. (James) vice are significant to the liturgical life of our parish
Whoever is not against us is for us (Mark) and are inviting your participation. We will be in
The gospel today is filled with scary imagery about contact with you should you wish more information
what will happen to us if we or if you wish to join a ministry.
lead a “little one” into sin. It ______ Altar Server (junior)
seems that Jesus might mean ______ Altar server (adult, or funerals)
we are our own “Little ones” ______ Minister of Hospitality (usher)
and we must not lead our- ______ Minister of the Word (scripture)
selves into sinful ways. ______ Minister of Holy Communion
The image of being thrown into the sea with a ______ Minister of Music (instrumental/cantor/
heavy stone tied to our neck or facing the fires of hell choir member)
is very harsh. Even worse is the idea of having to cut ______ Children’s Liturgy / Youth Ministry
off our offending hand or foot. And, if our lustful
eyes yield to temptation, we are also advised to re- Name____________________________________
move the offending eye from our head. Address__________________________________
Our hope can be found in Jesus’ words , Phone (home) _____________(cell) ___________
“whoever is not against us is for us.” If we continue E-mail: ___________________________________
to be “for Jesus” and do what is good, we will not
lose our way. Training will be provided! As names comes in, we
Dick Folger will be contacting you to arrange a convenient time.
Also, new members are wanted for the following
BISHOP’S CHARITIES DINNER: parish activities:
Saturday October 20, 2018, at Club Roma, 125 ______ Facility & Grounds Maintenance
Vansickle Rd. St. Catharines - reception 6:00 pm - ______ Church Cleaning Ministry
dinner 7:30 pm with the proceeds going to Diocesan ______ Altar Linen Care & Altar Server Cassocks
Catholic Charities. Tickets $50.00 each payable to ______ Bingo Committee
Knights Bishop’s Charity Association. Door prizes. ______ Money Counters
For more information contact Bill Amodeo at 289- Please clip out and place in the collection basket.
456-7888; Albert Craig at 905-988-1222; Chuck
Johnston at 905-646-5099; Martin Marko 905-401-
Are you interested in learning to pray in silence? Fol-
DIOCESAN ANNIVERSARY MASS: lowing the teachings of St. John of the Cross and Fr.
Married couples celebrating a 25th, 40th, 50th or Thomas Keating we meet the first and third Wednes-
60th anniversary in the year 2018 are invited to the day of each month, St. Alfred’s Church, St. Cath-
diocesan anniversary Mass, Monday November 26, arines. Information: Brenda at 905 646-1995 or
2018, 5:30 pm at the Cathedral of St. Catherine of
Alexandria, St. Catharines. To register and receive a
Through the celebration of the Sacrament of Holy
formal invitation from Bishop Gerard Bergie, contact
Baptism we welcome to our parish family our new
the parish office at 905-562-7427 to fill out a regis-
tration form by October 12. Details will be included
in the formal invitation.
MON. OCT. 1ST– 1:00 TO 2:30 PM
May God bless you as you begin this beautiful spir-
All Ontario universities will be represented in our
itual journey with Him.
gymnasium. Parents and students from all schools
are welcome. For more information, contact student FRIday’s
services at 905-945-6706 X. 2311
@ 7 p.m.
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