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St.

Helen Church
4106 Mountain St.
Beamsville, ON L0R 1B7
Ph: 905-562-7427
Fax: 905-563-0003
Email: office@sthelenscatholic.ca
Opened - October 2, 1938 Est. as a Parish - January 1, 1986
Pastor: Rev. Krzysztof Szczepanik Sunday Masses:
Office Administration: Aggie Agnino Saturday: 5:00pm
Sunday: 9:00am, 11:00am *
Office hours: *(Children’s Liturgy of the Word)
Tuesday to Friday 9:00am - 3:00pm
Closed on Mondays and all Statutory holidays Weekday Masses:
Tuesday: 6:30pm
Wednesday to Friday: 9:00am
Website: www.sthelenscatholic.ca 2nd Friday at Albright: 10:00am
Facebook Page: www.facebook.com/sthelenscatholic 3rd Friday at Mennonite: 10:00am
Schools Anointing of the Sick: Contacts
St. Mark School
Please let us know when someone Music Ministry
Principal: Steven Ward Anthony van Engelen
has a serious or prolonged illness or
Phone: (905) 563-9191 cell/text 905-563-7067,
is to have surgery. This sacrament Email adve1@yahoo.com
St. Edward School
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: ministryschedul-
Sacraments ing@sthelenscatholic.ca
Baptism: When a death occurs in your family,
1st & 3rd Sunday at 1:00 pm. please call the Parish Office and we Fundraising Events
Call parish office. will assist you in making the Joe Della Manna
necessary liturgical arrangements. josephdellamanna@yahoo.ca
1st Communion & Confirmation
Contact the Parish Office. Chronic Care Facilities: Youth Ministry
sthelensyouthministry@gmail.com
Pastoral visits are made monthly.
Reconciliation:
Every Saturday 4:00pm - 4:30pm or Reception of Holy Communion is Facility & Grounds Maintenance
by appointment with the priest. available to residence. Craig Luey 905-988-6522
craig.luey@gmail.com
Marriage: Homebound:
Catholic Women's League
Arrangements six months in advance. Notify the Parish Office when serious
Colleen Drake 905-563-8981
Marriage preparation is required. illness occurs. When the sick, aged or
incapacitated are confined to home Knights of Columbus
RCIA &RCIC for an extended time, pastoral visit Marcel VanRuyven 905-931-7556
Contact the Parish Office. can be arranged. mgvanruijven@gmail.com

Kindly complete the following and place in the collection basket
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Address______________________________________________ City_____________________
☐ I would like to use offertory envelopes* Postal Code______________
31st Sunday in Ordinary Time - Year B
November 4th, 2018

Mass Intentions This week the Sanctuary Lamp burns in memory
 November 5 to November 11, 2018 of DOREEN & SANDY FRACCHIONI
As we gather, let us remember and pray for . . . The Sanctuary Lamp burns to remind us of Christ’s
presence in the Blessed Sacrament of the altar.
Monday ~ ……………. NO MASS ……………Nov. 5th
If you wish to sponsor the sanctuary lamp for one
Tuesday ~ ..…………..………………….…….. Nov. 6th
week the stipend is $35.00
6:30 pm + John Marchalewicz (by Jenny Marchalewicz)
Wednesday ~ ………………………...….…...….Nov. 7th Stewardship of Treasure
9:00 am + Luigina Monda (by Maria & Vincenzo Ranucci)
Barb Hack (by Margo & Elizabeth) October 28, 2018 ~ Offertory (158) $3,027.00
Thursday ~………...……………....……….........Nov. 8th Loose 240.80
9:00 am + Ivan Zuzek (by Kaye Brandel)
Friday ~ Dedication of the Lateran Basilica ~ Nov. 9th Building Fund (31) 1,635.00
9:00 am + Johanna Verkoyen (by Maria Smeenk)
“May God bless you for your faithful stewardship!”
Saturday ~ …...………………….……………..Nov. 10th
5:00 pm + Pierino Izzo (by Viola & Peter Izzo)
Sunday ~ 32nd Sunday in Ordinary Time ~ Nov. 11th bers will transfer them to the basement after each
9:00 am + Tony Macri (by Macri Family) Mass. Thank you.
+ Franco & Rino Iannotta (by Iannotta Family) CWL Christmas Dinner: Tuesday December 4th af-
11:00 am For the People of St. Helen Parish ter the 6:30 Mass. We welcome all ladies of the parish
to join the CWL members at a Christmas Dinner. Tick-
ets will be going on sale shortly at a cost of $25.00 per
MINISTRY FOR THE SICK AND person. Tickets can be purchased from Colleen Drake
HOMEBOUND or any of the executive members.
We are grateful to those who give of
their time and care to bring Holy Com- LEAVING MASS EARLY/AFTER COMMUNION
munion to our parishioners who can- Just a reminder that Mass has not ended until the priest
not make it to church due to sickness and ministers have left the altar and the recessional
or infirmity. If you know of anyone who would like to hymn is finished. In the name of Christ and the com-
receive communion in their home or while hospitalized munity and with the blessing of almighty God, we are
at West Lincoln Hospital, please contact the parish sent out into the world to “be” good news for all whom
office. we meet. It is a courtesy to God and the community not
SANCTUARY LAMP to leave the assembly early.
We have openings for the Sanctuary Lamp in 2019.
If you would like to book a particular week in memory SVDP - NORTH OF 60 PROJECT THANKS
of your loved one, please contact the office sooner ra- Fr. Daniel OMI of Our Lady of the Snows Church in
ther than later as the year is filling up. Cost is $35.00 Naujaat, Nunavut is sending prayers and a huge thank
per week. you to the Niagara area SVDP councils and parishion-
CANADIAN TIRE MONEY ers for sending up supplies. St. Helen’s donated bags of
We continue to collect your Canadian Tire rice. He said it was lots of work to sort out the two con-
money. It can be brought to the office or placed in tainers. It took them three days but it was good to work
the collection basket. together. Lots of kids and people came to help. There
was also a team from Vancouver from CBC making a
BULLETIN ADVERTISING tv show (it should be on next year September) about the
Our advertising sponsors on the back of the bulletin sealift in the North. So they also were filming the arriv-
support us and make your bulletin possible; their adver- ing and unpacking of our containers. Regarding the
tising revenue reduces our printing costs. Please painting on the containers, they look beautiful. He has
support them when you can. already started giving out the food hampers to those in
need.
CWL NEWS
Tins of Meat for the Homeless: This year, the CWL To receive the weekly bulletin via email, make your
will gather tins of canned meat for the Homeless. request by email: office@sthelenscatholic.ca
Would you kindly bring the tins and place them in the Check us out: www.sthelenscatholic.ca
bin at the back of the church. One of our CWL mem- www.facebook.com/sthelenscatholic
LOVE LURES US ON
Love your Lord your God with all your heart, soul and
strength. (Deuteronomy)
Jesus’ priesthood does not pass away. (Hebrews)
Love God and your neighbor as yourself. (Mark)

Throughout history in the East and the
West, various cultures worshipped multi-
ple gods: the Egyptians, the Greeks, the
Romans, etc. To number them all, it
would count in the thousands. Somehow,
civilization devised a god for all occa-
sions.
Yet, in comparison, the Jews worshipped one God only.
In today’s Gospel, Jesus declares, “The Lord our God is
Lord alone!” with the admonition to love the Lord with
all our hearts, souls, minds and strength. In our world
today, we may worship other gods of money, posses-
sions, power and prestige. We may profess one God, but
we still have other gods of addiction and distractions
that dilute our faith. Deacon Dick Folger

ANNULMENT FACTS AND MYTHS
Fr. Ben Weber and Margaret Jong, canon lawyers from
our diocesan Marriage Tribunal, will discuss true facts PRAYER WHEN VISITING A CEMETERY
and false claims about Catholic marriage annulments. Eternal God, have mercy on all who are buried ere; in
The presentation will be offered once in each deanery, particular, we pray for (names). Bring them into your
and is open to anyone interested in applying for an an- kingdom of light and peace, and let them share joy with
nulment or learning about annulments and the ministry you and with all the saints. Through Christ our Lord.
of the Marriage Tribunal. For info call 905-687-8817 or Amen.
email tribunal@saintcd.com. Meetings are 7:00-8:30 PRAYER FOR FAMILIES
pm. God, Our Father, loving and merciful, bring together
Wed., Nov. 7th at St. Denis, St. Catharines and keep all families in perfect unity of love and mutual
Thurs., Nov. 8th at St. Martin of Tours, Smithville support.
Wed., Nov. 14th at St. Mary, Welland Instil in each member the spirit of understanding and
affection for each other.
Can you sing? Keep quarrels and bitterness far from them, and for their
Play an instrument? occasional failures instil forgiveness and peace.
Have you been looking for an op- May the mutual love and affection of parents set a
portunity to volunteer & continue good example.
to develop your musical talent? Instil in children self-respect that they may respect
St. Helen’s Parish is looking for others and grow in mature independence.
people to contribute their talents to help make our Mass- May the mutual affection and respect of families be a
es and gatherings just that much more special. Join us! sign of Christian life here and hereafter, through Jesus
(or at least talk to us… nothing is lost by simply asking). Christ, our Lord and Saviour.
Come out to any choir practice on Wednesday’s at 7.00 Amen.
p.m. or speak to any choir member. Choir members
needed for all 3 Masses.
Think on it! Pray on it! ACT on it!

IN LOVING REMEMBRANCE Collection First Weekend of the Month
The Book of Remembrance is now at the altar for the
month of November. You are invited to write in the
names of the deceased loved ones and friends you Friday @ 7:00 p.m.
wish to have remembered in prayer by the communi-
ty during November. You can place the Remembrance
Envelope in the collection basket or bring them to the
parish office. Remembrance envelopes are available at
the Church entrance. Come out for A fun
night!