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St.

Helen Church
OCTOBER 1, 2017 | 26TH SUNDAY ORDINARY TIME (YEAR A)
4106 Mountain Street | Beamsville, Ontario | L0R 1B7 www.sthelenscatholic.ca

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

St. Helen Church Philip Pastor


presents Pastor
Fr. English
A Study: Reading Scripture Fr. English

Office Administration
Office Administration
Understanding how God speaks to us in the Bible can be difficult.
Aggie Agnino Ext. 1
In the first part of this year-long drop-in discussion based study Aggie Agnino Ext. 1
of Scripture, Dr. Robert Holmstedt, Professor of Hebrew Scrip-
tures, University of Toronto, will teach helpful strategies for un-
derstanding the Psalms.
Mass Times
The first unit, Reading the Psalms, will cover three Thursdays, Saturday
Mass - 5 p.m.
Times
October 19, 26, and November 2 from 7:00 8:30 p.m. Join us as Sunday - -95&p.m.
Saturday 11 a.m.
we learn how to laugh, cry, praise, and even shout in anger with
Sunday - 9 & 11 a.m.
the poets of the Bible in St. Helen Church Great Hall. All are
welcome to attend.

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
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 adve1@yahoo.com

Sacraments Please let us know when someone


Ministry Scheduling
has a serious or prolonged illness or Pat Savage 289-566-9383
Baptism ministryscheduling@sthelenscatholic.ca
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 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- Facility & Grounds Maintenance
Church, contact the Parish Office. Craig Luey 905-988-6522
sary liturgical arrangements.
craig.luey@gmail.com

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We welcome you and invite you to share in the spiritual and social activities of your parish.
Year A MASS INTENTIONS This week
L & D (living & deceased) October 2 - 8, 2017 the
Sanctuary
Day Requested for Requested by Lamp
burns in
Monday No Mass memory
of:
Tuesday
+ Maria & Gerald Murphy Paul Murphy
6:30 p.m. + Maria Di Iorio
Wednesday
+ Dora Geczy & + Elizabeth Barna Alex Geczy The
10:00 a.m.
Thursday Sanctuary Lamp
+ Joe Bishouty John & Ethna Clarke burns to remind
8:30 a.m.
us of Christs
Friday
In thanksgiving to St. Anthony of Padua Sandra Mactaggart presence in the
8:30 a.m.
Blessed Sacra-
Saturday ment of the altar.
+ Joseph Salerno Family of Joseph Salerno
5:00 p.m. If you wish to
Sunday For the People of St. Helen sponsor the sanc-
9:00 a.m. tuary lamp for one
+ Sabatino & Rosa Cipro Maria & Rolando Cipro week the stipend
11:00 a.m. is $35.

Stewardship of Treasure Niagara Regional


September 24, 2017 - Offertory (149) 4,310 Life Chain
A silent, prayerful wit-
Loose 202 ness to the sanctity of
Building Fund (18) 712 human life will take
place on Sunday, Octo-
Needs of the Canadian Church (6) 51 ber 1 in Grimsby on Main Street from 1-2 p.m. rain
May God bless you for your faithful stewardship! or shine, to witness and pray for the protection of
Gods precious little ones who cannot speak for
themselves. Posters and information can be found
Ministry for the Sick and Homebound at www.campaignlifecoalition.com.
We are grateful to those who give of their time and
care to bring Holy Communion to our parishioners 12 Day Lenten Pilgrimage
who cannot make it to church due to sickness or in- Egypt & the Holy Land - Feb. 15-26, 2018
firmity. If you know of anyone who would like to re-
ceive communion in their home or while hospitalized led by Fr. Rico Passero
at West Lincoln Hospital, please contact the parish office. Deepen your Lenten Spiritual experience by partic-
ipating in a pilgrimage to Egypt and the Holy Land
Were looking to expand our along with Fr. Rico Passero. We will be walking the
music ministry. If youve footsteps of Moses and the people of Israel, culmi-
been thinking about joining, nating with a spiritual reflection on the ministry,
join us on a Wednesday even- death and resurrection of Jesus Christ. The pilgrim-
ing at 7 p.m. when we re- age will take us to Cairo, Mount Sinai, Eilat & the
hearse. Choir members of all Red Sea, Jerusalem, Nazareth, Masada, Mount Car-
ages are welcomed & needed for all 3 Masses. No mel, Cana and the Mount of Olives.
experience required. Bring your talent forward - re- Come for this significant experience - a pilgrimage
member, when you sing, you pray twice. not to be missed. Price is $3,690 CDN per person
(double occupancy, single supplement $690), in-
SVDP Society cludes air fares, hotels, breakfasts, dinners, taxes
MISSION - The Society of St. Vincent de Paul is a and fees. For detailed information and to secure
lay Catholic organization whose mission is: To live your spot, contact Edgar Tetelbaun (905-889-1681;
the Gospel message by serving Christ in the edgar@gateways-international.com or Fr. Rico @
poor with love, respect, justice and joy. 905-945-2661; ricopassero@gmail.com
VALUES - The Mission of the Society of St. Vincent
de Paul implies that as Vincentians we: see Christ in
anyone who suffers, come together as a family,
have personal contact with the poor, help in all pos-
sible ways. Collection 1st Weekend of the Month
October 1 - 26th Sunday OT First harvest dinner a great success
The Image of God Thanks to all who helped in so many ways to make
Those who transform their lives shall live. (Ezek) the September 23 Canada 150 multicultural harvest
Christs self-emptying is a model for the Philippians. (Phil) dinner a great success. It marked the first communi-
A parable about the truly righteous. (Mt) ty dinner held in our new church basement, the
Angelina Prokich Great Hall, a christening for our
Todays Gospel can re- beautiful facility and an evening filled with great food,
mind parents of our own fun and fellowship for the St. Helen family. Including
frustrating disobedience a silent auction and a very lively, live auction, the
stories. Raising children is event raised more than $6,000. Thank you for your
not for the faint of heart. We presence, thank you for your contributions. God al-
may remember our parents ways provides!
saying to us as kids: Dont CWL News
touch that, or the dreaded The CWL gathering will be held Tuesday
Eat your lima beans first, and the perennial Not October 3rd at 7 pm following the 6:30 pm
until you finish your homework. In each case we mass. We will meet in the Great Room in
had our own little tricks and objections to get out of it. the lower level. Our guest speaker will be
Even God experienced the same thing while in Barbara Boles-Davis. She will share her
conversation with Moses. In the Book of Exodus, we adventures and insights from the many missions she
read that Moses did not want to do what God asked has taken part in.
of him. Despite continued assurance that God would We will be kicking off our SOCTOBER campaign.
be with him through it all, Moses still struggled to Throughout the month of October each council in our
free himself from Gods assignment. Moses finally Diocese will be collecting new mens, ladies, and
refused, saying: If you please, my Lord, send some- childrens socks as an extension of the Out of the
one else! Cold program. Invite your family and friends to pitch
At the end of the day, our own obedience will save in and help us warm as many toes as possible!
or condemn us. In the Book of Revelation, we read: Please bring the socks to the gathering!
Behold, I stand at the door and knock. If anyone Come out for a wonderful evening of sharing and
hears my voice and opens the door, [then] I will en- laughter.
ter his house. God says to us, Answer the door.
--Dc. Dick Folger CWL Haldimand Region Fall Conference - Friday,
October 6, St. Michael's Parish, Dunnville. Mass at
Bishops Charities Dinner 6:00pm, dinner afterwards; Guest Speaker Kathryn
Saturday, October 21, 6:00 p.m. Stengal from East Haldimand Hospice. Cost $10,
Club Roma, 125 Vansickle Rd., St. Catharines payable at the door. To register, please call Piera
905-563-4594
This event is hosted by the Knights of Columbus and
the Diocese of St. Catharines. All proceeds will go The Diocesan Separated & Divorced Healing Min-
to Catholic charities chosen by the Bishop. The istry Support Group meets every second and
door prize is a Smart TV. Tickets/$50. Reception fourth Monday of the month (except holidays) from
at 6:00 p.m., Dinner 7:00 p.m.; entertainment and 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at Mount Carmel Spiritual
dancing. For tickets contact George Savage 289-566 Centre, 7020 Stanley Avenue, Niagara Falls. For in-
-9383, Mario 289-566-8495 Durand or Martin Marko formation call 905-356-4113 or 905-684-0154, or
905-401-5646. email separatedanddivorced@saintcd.com.
Attention YOUth Blasters! Tues. Oct. 10: Causes of Anger (note date change)
We will be meeting up again starting October 1st Mon. Oct. 23: Working Through the Anger
from 3:00 pm to 4:30 pm. Anyone grade 3 and up in-
terested in joining can pick up a registration from on
the entrance table and return it to the office. Ministry to the Homebound
You Can Help Your Marriage Are you frustrated in need of Volunteers
or angry at each other or have you just stopped talk- If you would like to assist with this ministry bringing
ing to each other? Retrouvaille helps couples Communion to the homebound, please contact
through difficult times in their marriages. This pro- Frances @ 905-562-5475. No experience is neces-
gram has helped tens of thousands of couples. For sary - training is provided. Police check required.
confidential information about, or to register for the
program beginning with a weekend on November 3, BINGO ~ $1000 in prizes weekly! Progressive
2017 at the Mount Carmel Spiritual Centre in Niaga- Jackpot is growing! Thursdays - 11 a.m. At the
ra Falls, please call 905-664-5212 or email: hamil- Canadian Legion, King St. Lunch is available...free
tonretrouvaille1@cogeco.ca or visit the web site at coffee! Hope to see you there!
www.retrouvaille.org.