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Helen Church
4106 Mountain Street | Beamsville, Ontario | L0R 1B7 www.sthelenscatholic.ca

Phone (905) 562-7427 | Fax (905) 563-0003 | office@sthelenscatholic.ca | www.sthelenscatholic.ca

Fr. Philip English

Office Administration
Aggie Agnino

Mass Times
Saturday - 5 p.m.
Sunday - 9 & 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- Michelle Mackey 289-235-8282
Phone: (905) 563-9191 ment.
Knights of Columbus
St. Edward School Marriage George L. Savage 289-566-9383

Principal: Adrian Bishop 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 adve1@yahoo.com
Sacraments Please let us know when someone
Ministry Scheduling
has a serious or prolonged illness or Pat Savage 289-566-9383
is to have surgery. This sacrament ministryscheduling@sthelenscatholic.ca
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 josephdellamanna@yahoo.ca
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 sthelensyouthministry@gmail.com
please call the Parish Office and we
not baptized in the Roman Catholic
will assist you in making the neces- www.facebook.com/
Church, contact the Parish Office. sthelenscatholic
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.
L & D (living & deceased) February 13 - 19, 2017 Sanctuary
Day Requested for Requested by burns In
Monday No Mass of:
+ Giuseppe & Rosa Compagnone Lina & Giuseppe Compagnone The Deceased
6:30 p.m.
members of the
Wednesday + Elisabetta Rosati Maria Di Tomasso Salerno & Cipro
10:00 a.m. + Lina Cipro Andrea & Theresa Cipro Families

Thursday + Giulio Palmieri Andrea & Theresa Cipro The Sanctuary

8:30 a.m. + Amelia Landin Nancy Winslow Lamp burns to
Friday remind us of
10:00 a.m. + Carmela & Antonio Guerriero Guerriero Family Christs presence
Menno Home in the Blessed
Sacrament of the
Saturday altar. If you wish
For the People of St. Helen Church
5:00 p.m. to sponsor the
Sunday sanctuary lamp
+ Fernando Morales Carmel & Aurelia Borg for one week the
9:00 a.m.
stipend is $35.
11:00 a.m. + Camilla Romasco & + Rocco Di Matteo Giuseppina Romasco

Stewardship of Treasure Knights of Columbus Executive Meeting along with

Feb. 12, 2017: the Ham Roll Planning Committee will be held on
Offertory (162) $ 4,165 February 28th, 2017, at 7.00 p.m.
Loose 276
Building Fund (9) 620 Annual Offence Declarations
Facility Maintenance (37) 535 If you have signed your declaration, we thank you.
Anyone in Ministry who has previously had a police
MAY GOD BLESS YOU check is required to complete the Offence Declara-
FOR YOUR FAITHFUL STEWARDSHIP! tion Form. Forms can found in the vestibule or
sacristy. Please return your signed form to the of-
Ministry for the Sick and Homebound fice to keep your status current.
We are grateful to those who give of their time and
care to bring Holy Communion to our parishioners Change of Information
who cannot make it to church due to sickness or in-
Have you moved or changed your phone number
firmity. If you know of anyone who would like to re-
or email address? Please notify the office to keep
ceive communion in their home or while hospital-
our records accurate. You can also use the tear off
ized at West Lincoln Hospital, please contact the
on the front of the bulletin to notify us.
parish office.
Canadian Tire Money 2017 Offertory Envelopes
We continue to collect your Canadian Tire
Please discard any old offertory envelopes (2016
money. Money collected is used to pur-
and prior years). If you havent picked up your
chase raffle prizes for fundraising events.
2017 box of envelopes and plan to use them, kindly
It can be brought to the office or placed in the collec-
let the office know - unclaimed boxes will be reas-
tion basket.
Knights of Columbus
Knights of Columbus General Meeting will
be held on Monday February 13th, at St. Helen Cleaning Ministry needs your help.
7.00 p.m. in lieu of Tuesday, February Can you volunteer 2 hours a month to help clean
14th because of Valentines Day Celebra- the church? To join our dedicated team of men
tions. and women who are responsible for keeping our
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
by all. Can you give 2 hours a month?
Collection 1st Weekend of the Month
February 12th - 6th Sunday OT 2017 Bishops Gala
Grasped by Love The Niagara Foundation for Catholic Education is
God has given us the freedom to act responsibly.(Sir) hosting the 14th annual Bishops Gala April 1 @
Gods wisdom is for the spiritually mature. (1 Cor.) 5:30 p.m., Club Roma, 125 Vansickle, St. Cath.
Living beyond the letter of the law. (Mt) The event supports scholarships and students in
need throughout the NCDSB schools. For info.
Following the Jubilee Year of Mercy, many remar- contact Linda Marconi, 905-735-0240 ext 214.
ried Catholics continue to wait in hope for a Vatican
change that would allow them to return to the sac-
raments. Some church leaders would see Jesus
Carmelite Spiritual Series - You are invited to
preaching in todays Gospel as a hard line. That Mount Carmel Monastery in Niagara Falls on the
doesnt make things easier for change. Marriage is second Sunday of each month to explore Carmelite
once and forever. Case closed. spirituality, a trusted path to get closer to God, in a
Yet the reality of the world of 2017 has become friendly, informal atmosphere where everyone is
much different than that of the world of the first cen- welcome. The day begins with Mass at 2:00 pm
tury Christians. Divorces now claim more than half and ends around 5:00 pm. Jean 905-975-5326
of all marriages. Non-married families are increas-
ing and many couples just live together. The ac- Year of the Rosary - Bishop Bergie has pro-
ceptance of same-sex marriage adds another di- claimed this as the Year of the Rosary in our Dio-
mension to the milieu. Pope John Paul II never cese, to mark the 100th anniversary of the appari-
tired of reminding us: The future of humanity de- tions of Our Lady of Fatima. He has written a Pas-
pends on marriage and the family. toral Letter explaining the purpose of this year. A
Standing chest deep in the outgoing tide, Catholic copy is posted on our bulletin board, the church
Bishops have made marriage and family issues a website or you may request it by emailing the office.
top priority.
- Dc Dick Folger World Day of Prayer
Youth Ministry (Grade 3 &up) March 3, 2017
World Day of Prayer is a
Upcoming dates: February 12, 26 and March worldwide ecumenical move-
26th 2017 from 3 to 5 pm. For information email ment of women of many faith
sthelensyouthministry@gmail.com Registration is traditions who observe
required to attend. a common day of prayer on
the first Friday in March. The
Stress in Your Marriage? Retrouvaille is a pro- theme for 2017 "Am I being
gram for married couples that feel bored, disillu- unfair to you?" was prepared
sioned, frustrated, or angry in their marriage. Most by the women of the Philip-
couples dont know how to change the situation or pines. All are welcome.
even communicate with their spouse about it. Prayer service March 3rd at 2 p.m. at Trinity United
Retrouvaille can help. For confidential information Church, 4287 William Street, Beamsville.
about, or to register for the program beginning with
a weekend March 24, 2017, please call 905-664- Sign of Peace - If you have a cold, please refrain
5212 or email: hamiltonretrouvaille1@cogeco.ca or from shaking hands at the Sign of Peace.
visit the web site at www.retrouvaille.org.

St. Catharines Right to Life AGM Dinner 40 Days for Life - Be part of this peaceful pro-
Saturday, February 25, 2017 - Reception: 5 p.m., life campaign by prayer and fasting during Lent,
Dinner: 6 p.m. Holiday Inn, 327 Ontario St., St. March 1 to April 9. We ask each church to adopt
Catharines. $45 adult, $25 student. Speaker: ONE DAY from 8 am-8 pm, with two or more peo-
Stephanie Gray Info. & tickets, RTL office 905-684- ple to give public witness for one or two hours
7505 or email info@chooselife.ca standing on Portage St. at the Niagara Falls Gen-
eral Hospital, holding a sign "Pray to End Abortion -
40 Days for Life". Sign up at www.wpcprolife, or
BINGO 40daysforlife.com/Niagara Falls. For info or to help,
$1000 in prizes weekly! Progressive Jackpot! please call Annette 905-325-1251.
Thursdays - 11 a.m. ~ Canadian Legion, King St.
Lunch is available...free coffee!
Hope to see you there. Are You Registered in our Parish?
If you are new to the parish, ensure that you are
registered by completing the tear off section at the
2016 Tax Receipts front of this bulletin.
2016 tax receipts can be found on the entrance ta-
ble in the narthex of the church.