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Helen Church
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 Sunday Masses:
Office Administration: Aggie Agnino Saturday: 5:00pm
Sunday: 9:00am, 11:00am *
*(Children’s Liturgy of the Word)
Office hours:
Tuesday to Friday 9:00am - 3:00pm Weekday Masses:
Closed on Mondays and all Statutory holidays Tuesday: 6:30pm
Wednesday to Friday: 9:00am
Website: 2nd Friday at Albright: 10:00am
Facebook Page: 3rd Friday at Mennonite: 10:00am

Sacraments Contacts
Catholic Funeral Rites:
Baptism: When a death occurs in your family, Music Ministry:
1st & 3rd Sunday at 1:00 pm. please call the Parish Office and we Anthony van Engelen
Call parish office. will assist you in making the neces- cell/text 905-563-7067
sary liturgical arrangements. Email
1st Communion & Confirmation
Contact the Parish Office. Chronic Care Facilities: Ministry Scheduling & RFM:
Pastoral visits are made monthly. Rachel Reid 905-941-4150
Reconciliation: Reception of Holy Communion is ministryschedul-
Every Saturday 4:00pm - 4:30pm or by available to residence.
appointment with the priest.
Homebound: Fundraising Events:
Marriage: Notify the Parish Office when serious Joe Della Manna
Arrangements six months in advance. illness occurs. When the sick, aged or
Marriage preparation is required. incapacitated are confined to home for
an extended time, pastoral visit can be Facility & Grounds Maintenance:
RCIA & RCIC: arranged. Craig Luey 905-988-6522
Contact the Parish Office.

Anointing of the Sick: Schools Catholic Women's League:

Please let us know when someone has St. Mark School Colleen Drake 905-563-8981
a serious or prolonged illness or is to Principal: Steven Ward
have surgery. This sacrament cele- Knights of Columbus:
brates the healing of mind and body St. Edward School Marcel VanRuyven 905-931-7556
and the forgiveness of sins. Principal: Carla Bianco

Kindly complete the following and place in the collection basket

☐ New Parishioner* ☐ Change of address ☐ Moving
Name________________________ Phone_________________ E-mail___________________
Address______________________________________________ City_____________________
☐ I would like to use offertory envelopes* Postal Code______________
The Baptism of the Lord - Year C
January 13th, 2019

Mass Intentions This week, the Sanctuary Lamp burns in

 January 15 - 20, 2019 memory of CARMELA BASILE
As we gather, let us remember and pray for . . . The Sanctuary Lamp burns to remind us of Christ’s
Tuesday ~ ……………………………………..Jan. 15th presence in the Blessed Sacrament of the altar.
If you wish to sponsor the sanctuary lamp for one
6:30 pm + Luigi Vigoroso (by Connie & Louis Elia)
week the stipend is $35.00
Wednesday ~ ......…………..………………….Jan. 16th
9:00 am + Dora Geczy & + Elizabeth Barna Stewardship of Treasure
(by Alex Geczy)
Thursday ~ …………………………………….Jan. 17 January 6, 2019 ~ Offertory (153) $3632.00
9:00 am + Rosa & Vittorio Hrvatin (by Hrvatin Family)
Loose 237.85
Friday ~ ……...St. Anthony, Abbot………...Jan. 18th
10:00 am Intn’s of Carol Mullen (by Nancy Winslow) Building Fund (22) 699.15
Menno Home
Saturday ~ ...…………………………………..Jan. 19th Facility Maintenance (30) 435.00
5:00 pm + Helen Salerno (by her family) Initial Offering (22) 230.00
Sunday ~ ……………………………………... Jan. 20th “May God bless you for your faithful stewardship!”
9:00 am For the People of St. Helen Parish
11:00 am + Ivan Zuzek (by Connie & Louis Elia) ST. MICHAEL’S PRAYER
+ Mary Minello (by Dan & Joanne Minello) Bishop Bergie has asked all parishes in the Diocese to
offer up at Masses for 2019 the prayers We fly to Thy
MINISTRY FOR THE SICK AND Protection and the Prayer to St. Michael the Archan-
HOMEBOUND gel. Prayer cards will be available in the pews for use
We are grateful to those who give of at the church ~ please do not remove the pew copy.
their time and care to bring Holy Com- Extra prayer cards will be available at the round table in
munion to our parishioners who cannot the church entrance for those who wish to take one
make it to church due to sickness or in- home.
firmity. If you know of anyone who would like to re-
ceive communion in their home or while hospitalized at We fly to Thy Protection - We fly to thy protection, O
West Lincoln Hospital, please contact the parish office. holy Mother of God. Despise not our petitions in our
necessities, but deliver us always from all dangers O
ARE YOU REGISTERED IN OUR PARISH? glorious and blessed Virgin. Amen.
If you are new to the parish or have been attending
Mass here, ensure that you are registered by complet- Prayer to St. Michael - St. Michael the Archangel, de-
ing the tear off section at the front of this bulletin. fend us in the day of battle. Be our protection against
Please do not take for granted that you are registered in the wickedness and snares of the Devil. May God re-
the parish, just because you attend Mass here. In the buke him, we humbly pray, and do thou, O Prince of
future, should you be in need of a pastoral letter the heavenly host, by the power of God, cast into hell
(godparent, school, sponsor for confirmation, teacher Satan, and all the evil spirits, who prowl through the
referral, etc.), it would be difficult to issue one if you world seeking the ruin of souls. Amen
are not formally registered with the parish.
PRAYER SHAWL MINISTRY way to make your offerings to the church. If you’re in-
The Prayer Shawl Ministry continues to create hand- terested, please complete the card found in the pews
crafted shawls for parishioners, their families and and return it to the parish office either directly or
friends who are coping with illness, loneliness, pain or through the collection basket. Donations are processed
trouble. They are available to anyone who needs one. once a month, on or about the 15th of each month.
Please call the office to request a shawl or lap blanket
or if you would like to join this ministry.
Pray the
We continue to collect your Canadian Tire after Mass
money. It can be brought to the office or
placed in the collection basket. during the week.
Here is my chosen servant in whom my soul delights.
The Lord anointed him with the Holy Spirit. (Acts) ECUMENICAL PRAYER SERVICE
When Jesus had been baptized and was praying, the The Church calls us to celebrate the Week of Prayer for
heaven was opened and the Holy Spirit descended upon Christian Unity between Jan. 18 and Jan. 25.
him. (Acts) Please join with Bishop Bergie for a ‘Service of
After John the Bap- Prayer for Christian Unity’ at the Cathedral, on Sunday
tist immersed Jesus in Jan. 20, at 3:00 p.m. followed by coffee and cookies.
the waters of the Jor- The themes and materials for this year’s world-wide
dan River, the Son of prayer were prepared by the Christian Churches of In-
God rose up, water donesia. Their key verse is: “Justice, and only justice,
trickling down his you shall pursue.” Deuteronomy 16:18-20 and the
face, standing anointed theme of the prayer service is “Moving from words of
as he lifted his eyes to justice, to actions that establish justice.”
the skies. A heavenly
when the voice of God One of the resources available for the Week of Prayer
came from the heavens: “You are my beloved Son; for Christian Unity (Jan 18-25) is a very thoughtful
with you I am well pleased.” eight-day bible study guide prepared by the Christian
At our own baptism, God says the same to us. We Churches of Indonesia.
are anointed with holy oils; we are garbed in white; This resource could be for individual use, or for
we are given a lighted candle to keep the flame of small study groups. The eight daily themes are: True
faith burning brightly in our hearts. Worship leads to Action, Standing Up For Truth,
Today’s Gospel reminds us that this is a good day Called to Be Gracious and Merciful to Everyone, Liv-
to check our candles and make sure they are still ing Simply and Contentedly, Bringing Good News to
burning. Deacon Dick Folger the Poor, Caring For Creation, Empowering Women in
Our Communities, Summing Up Our Conversations.
OFFERTORY ENVELOPES This resource is available at or by
Please discard and recycle any old offertory envelopes emailing
from 2018 and prior years. Those numbers may be re-
assigned to someone else and your contributions would PRAY FOR THE POPE’S JANUARY
be posted to another account. INTENTIONS
Evangelization: Young People and the
DIOCESAN SEPARATED & DIVORCED Example of Mary That young people, espe-
HEALING MINISTRY SUPPORT GROUP cially in Latin America, follow the example
This month’s topics are ‘Embracing the New Year’, of Mary and respond to the call of the Lord to com-
Jan. 14th; and ‘Navigating Change’, Jan. 28th, Kathryn municate the joy of the Gospel to the world.
McMorrow presenter. Meetings are 7:00-9:00 p.m. at
Mt. Carmel Spiritual Centre, 7020 Stanley Ave, Niaga- REMEMBER YOUR PARISH IN LOVING
ra Falls. Pre-registration is not required. For more in- MEMORY
fo, call 905-684-0154. Keep your love for your parish alive. Remember your
parish in your will and when recommending expres-
ANNULMENTS sions of sympathy. In Memoriam Donations to the
Anyone who has been previously married (within or Building Fund are appreciated and accepted.
outside the Church) and is contemplating marriage in
the Catholic Church is asked to contact the Marriage CHANGE OF INFORMATION
Tribunal (905-687-8817 or email: Have you moved or changed your phone number or email address? Please notify the office to keep our rec-
ords accurate. You can also use the tear off on the
ST. HELEN’S CLEANING MINISTRY front of the bulletin to notify us.
Can you volunteer 2 hours a month to help clean the
church? To join our team of dedicated cleaners, please
FridayS @ 7:00 p.m.
contact the parish office. With winter colds and flus
and vacations, we often find ourselves short of help
making it more burdensome on the ones who can make
it. Please consider this worthwhile ministry which
keeps our parish looking clean and sparkly - do you
have 2 hours a month you can commit? Come out for A fun