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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 Ext. 1

Mass Times
Saturday - 5 p.m.
Sunday - 9 a.m., 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- Colleen Drake 905-563-8981
Phone: (905) 563-9191 ment.
Knights of Columbus
Marcel VanRuyven 905-931-7556
St. Edward School Marriage mgvanruijven@gmail.com
Principal: Carla Bianco Six months’ notice; marriage prep
required. Music Ministry
Phone: (905) 562-5531 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 & RFM
has a serious or prolonged illness or
Baptism Rachel Reid 905-941-4150
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
Catholic Funeral Rites
Arranged through school. If your Youth Ministry
When a death occurs in your family, sthelensyouthministry@gmail.com
child is not in a Catholic school or is
please call the Parish Office and we
not baptized in the Roman Catholic Facility & Grounds Maintenance
will assist you in making the neces-
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.
This week
L & D (living & deceased) July 2nd - 8th, 2018 Sanctuary
Day Requested for Requested by burns in
Monday NO MASS memory
Tuesday of:
In Thanksgiving - San Antonio Ranucci family
6:30 p.m. + Steve Metelsky
+ Steve Metelsky AnneMarie Metelsky The
10:00 a.m.
Sanctuary Lamp
In Thanksgiving - San Antonio Josie Elia burns to remind
8:30 a.m.
us of Christ’s
Friday presence in the
+ Sheila Stafford Carolyn Green
8:30 a.m. Blessed Sacra-
Saturday Intentions of Ron & Sue Bruch Kath Bruch ment of the altar.
5:00 p.m. + Camillo Di Tomasso Maria Di Tomasso If you wish to
Sunday Intn’s of Champagne & Proulx Families - L&D Christine Champagne Rainville sponsor the sanc-
9:00 a.m. tuary lamp for one
For the People of St. Helen & week the stipend
11:00 a.m. In Thanksgiving for Mark and for prayers Arouza Pai Family is $35.
answered for health

July 1st - 13th Sunday OT A SUMMER BLESSING

The Power of Touch Walking along beside me, Jesus,
Through the devil’s envy death entered the world. as I begin the months of summer.
(Wis) As I work, play, enjoy family time and friendships,
Your present abundance should cover their needs. may I hear your voice within me,
(2 Cor) guiding me toward all that is right and good.
Little girl: get up! (Mk) Give me faith in your presence,
Two phrases in the gospel knowing that you walk beside me in everything I do.
might challenge us in practi- Gracious and Loving Jesus,
cal ways: First,“Jesus had thank you for the gift of summer.
crossed again … to the oth- May the warmth of its sun and the beauty of its light
er side.” His “crossing over” remind me daily of Your love for me.
brought him into two situa- Amen
tions in need of healing.
Crossing over might be a re-
minder to us to go out of our way to help someone.
Or, perhaps, positioning ourselves to look at a situa-
tion from another’s point of view, even an opposing
Second, “Who touched my clothes?” shows us a
YOUth Blasters,
Jesus who is aware of his surroundings, not out of
fear but in readiness to respond to those in need. As
individuals and faith communities, we are challenged
Enjoy a happy
by Jesus to be alert to welcoming, listening, healing,
and forgiving. - Cele Breen summer!
St. Helen’s

congratulates all
Sanctuary Lamp
of our Graduates! We have openings for the Sanctuary Lamp for
the Week of October 1-7 , 22-28 & December
Canadian Tire Money - We continue to collect 3-9. If you’d like to book the Lamp in memory of
Canadian Tire money to purchase raffle prizes for your loved one, please contact the office.
fundraising events. It can be brought to the office or
in the collection basket.
Bulletin Advertising
Our advertising sponsors on the back of the bul-
letin support us and make your bulletin possible;
their advertising revenue reduces our printing costs.
Collection First Weekend of the Month Please support them when you can.
St. Helen SVDP
The St. Helen SVDP Conference would like to thank
parishioners for their generous donations to our con- WE’RE
ference. Your poor box donations provide aid for CELEBRATING
over 160 families within the geographic area of St.
Helen Parish. The cost of housing (rent) is the major
factor that impoverishes our people. Below is a GRATITUDE!
statement of activity for 2017.
Society of Saint Vincent de Paul - St. Helen Church Volunteer Appreciation Barbeque
Report for January 1-December 31, 2017 When: Sunday, July 15 at 12:30 -2:00pm
Opening Book Balance $ 5,580.74 Where: St. Helen Angelina Prokich Great
Income: from Poor Box 6,467.05 Hall (Basement)
Total Cash Available $12,047.79 Calling all volunteers that have or continue to assist
in realizing God’s plan for our Church!! Whether
you were involved in one of the many Church (i) min-
Food vouchers $679.80 istries (e.g. Eucharistic, sacristan, altar, hospitality,
Counselling 500.00 lector, choir, youth, linens, cleaning, maintenance,
committees) or (ii) events (e.g. Bingo, Ham Roll,
School Supplies 966.15 Harvest Gala, Christmas Bazaar, Plant & Bake Sale,
North of 60 878.40 School Pilgrimage) please come join us for a brief
social and enjoy a complimentary burger / hot dog
Christmas Hampers (5) 1,734.02 and drink.
Tangerines for Hampers 736.00 All volunteers and their families are welcome.
Please register attendance by Tuesday, July 10th
SVDP Envelopes 56.74
(include your name and number of guests, and any
Insurance 400.68 relevant dietary restrictions) by emailing:
Reg. & National Dues 500.00 july15volunteerbbq@yahoo.com
Hope to see everyone on July 15th!!
Bank Fees and Cheques 80.45
Total Disbursements 6,532.24
Closing Book Balance $5,515.55

Stewardship of Treasure
Reception Honouring Fr. Philip
June 24th, 2018 - Offertory (177) 4,098 Sunday July 29th
Loose 250 after 11 a.m. Mass
Building Fund (15) 512 Join us as we bid Farewell at a recep-
Diocesan Needs Collection (2) 520 tion in his honour. We will be serving
some light snacks with coffee and cake.
“May God bless you for your faithful stewardship!”
The entire church family is invited to
come and express our love and appreci-
Ministry for the Sick and Homebound
We are grateful to those who give of their time and ation to Fr. for all he has done for us
care to bring Holy Communion to our parishioners during his nine years at this parish.
who cannot make it to church due to sickness or in-
firmity. If you know of anyone who would like to re- Fridays in St. Helen Church
ceive communion in their home or while hospitalized Great Hall
at West Lincoln Hospital, please contact the parish

Summer Office Hours

St. Helen Church 29 games with a total payout of up to
Parish Office Summer Hours $2000. Progressive jackpot. Pizza and
(July & August) snacks are available for purchase, free cof-
Tuesday to Friday fee and tea. Doors open and food served at 6 p.m.
9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Join us, bring a friend or two!
This week
L & D (living & deceased) July 9th - 15th, 2018 Sanctuary
Day Requested for Requested by burns in
Monday NO MASS memory
Tuesday of:
+ Luigina Monda Viola & Pietro Izzo
6:30 p.m. + Peter
+ Emmy Geczy, Lilly Torek, Emerich Borchuk Alex Geczy Julian Petryna
10:00 a.m.
Thursday The
+ Margaret DeRoche Brenda & Arthur Christie
8:30 a.m. Sanctuary Lamp
Friday burns to remind
10:00 a.m. Intentions of Corona Jarvis Nancy Winslow us of Christ’s
Albright Manor presence in the
Saturday Blessed Sacra-
+ Manuel da Silva Mr. & Mrs. da Silva ment of the altar.
5:00 p.m.
Sunday If you wish to
9:00 a.m. For the People of St. Helen sponsor the sanc-
tuary lamp for one
11:00 a.m. + Bert Kretz Nancy Winslow week the stipend
is $35.
July 8th - 14th Sunday OT We gratefully acknowledge the fami-
ly and friends of parishioners who,
Scandal of the Incarnation even in their time of sorrow, gener-
They are a rebellious house. They shall know there ously thought of and contributed to
has been a Prophet among them. (Ez) St. Helen Church. May God's blessing and the
I gladly will boast of my weaknesses, so that the memories of your loved ones be with you forever!
power of Christ may dwell in me. (2 Cor)
A Prophet is not without honour, except in his In Loving Memory
hometown. (Mk) Keep your love for your parish alive. Remember
Oh that we could say once a your parish in your will and when recommending
week or even once a month expressions of sympathy. In Memoriam Donations
that someone “took offence” at to the Building Fund are appreciated and accepted.
us like they did of Jesus. It
might be speaking up to family Preauthorized Debit (PAD) is offered for our Mort-
or friends when a racial slur is gage Debt Reduction. If you are interested in using
used or when a person is teased because of their this convenient way to make your offerings to the
appearance, or, or, or… There are numerous such church, please complete the card found in the pews
occasions when we often choose to be silent or to and return it to the parish office either directly or
laugh politely in order not to offend. through the collection basket. These donations are
Another option is at least to support the one who processed once a month, on or about the 15th of
dares to offend like Jesus did. At times like these, each month.
we might intentionally recall God’s message to Paul,
“My grace is sufficient for you.” - Cele Breen Spanish Ministry to Migrant Workers Still in
Need of Volunteer Drivers. Sign up sheet is on
Diocesan CWL the round table at the entrance.
Annual Golf
(National Evangelization Team)
NET Ministries of Canada
Saturday, September 15 NET Ministries will be visiting our diocese from Octo-
Whisky Run Golf Course, Port Colborne ber 14 - 19, 2018. NET is a team of dedicated,
$90 each includes golf with cart and dinner trained, young Catholic adults who travel across
$30 each dinner only Canada sharing their faith. It is their hope that young
To register please call Piera 905-563-4594 people will experience the love of God and take one-
step closer to Him. There are both day and evening
Encounter experiences available if you are interest-
To receive the weekly bulletin via email, make your ed in offering this wonderful opportunity to your ele-
request by email: office@sthelenscatholic.ca mentary or high school aged youth. For additional in-
Check us out: formation or to schedule a retreat/encounter, please
www.sthelenscatholic.ca contact Terri Pauco, at familyandyouth@saintcd.com
www.facebook.com/sthelenscatholic or 905-684-0154, #209
This week
MASS INTENTIONS ~ July 16th - 22nd, 2018 the
Day Requested for Requested by Lamp
Monday NO MASS burns in
Tuesday memory
Intentions of Hendriks & deKoning Fam. - L&D Helen & Andy Hendriks of:
6:30 p.m.
+ Don Vanderburg Renato & Franca Cipro + Lucia &
10:00 a.m.
Thursday Erminio
+ Belinda Rea Lina & Giuseppe Compagnone DeStefano
8:30 a.m.
Friday The
10:00 a.m. + Tony Macri Gaeton Robert Sanctuary Lamp
Menno Home burns to remind
Saturday us of Christ’s
+ Lisa VanderWerf Veronica Haining
5:00 p.m. presence in the
Sunday Blessed
For the People of St. Helen Sacrament
9:00 a.m.
of the altar.
+ Patrick O’Keefe Children
11:00 a.m.
July 15th - 15th Sunday OT July 22nd - 16th Sunday OT
Nothing in Our Hands Shepherds The World Needs
Go, seer, and prophesy to my people. (Am) I myself will gather the remnant of my flock and raise
God chose us in Christ before the foundation of the up shepherds over them. (Jer)
world. (Eph) Christ is our peace; in his flesh he has made both
Jesus called the twelve and sent them out two by groups into one. (Eph)
two. (Mk) They were like sheep without a shepherd. (Mk)
Shaking the dust from
one’s feet when leaving a Where is the deserted place
place probably meant not that Jesus invited you to come
even getting inside the front away to in today’s gospel?
door. Not welcome. Not It may be a very ordinary
heard. No washing of feet space like the porch or the
happened there. Today we bench under a tree in the park or
might say, “Been there, the backyard. Often, what makes the space deserted
done that.” And never going back. is the time of day -- either early morning, during a
A more positive take on this might be -- shake off child’s nap time or later at night. It is likely that we
our disappointment, sense of failure or supposed in- have to create the deserted quality by turning off
sult. If we don’t hang on to the negative feeling or phones and other devices. It is not surprising that
take it too personally, we might be able to approach there is a little twist in the gospel. When Jesus and
that person or group with an open heart at a later the disciples reach their deserted place, the crowd is
time. If we are really about doing God’s work, what already there waiting for them. This requires pa-
do we have to lose? - Cele Breen tience and resolve: patience with the crowd and re-
solve to keep creating deserted places. - Cele Breen

MASS INTENTIONS ~ July 23rd - 29th, 2018 This week

Day Requested for Requested by Sanctuary
Monday NO MASS Lamp
Tuesday burns in
+ Deceased members of D’Alessio & Elia Fam. Connie & Louis Eli a memory
6:30 p.m.
In Thanksgiving - San Padre Pio Maria Ranucci
10:00 a.m. + Maria &
Thursday Carmine Basile
+ Antonio Elia Maria & Vince Ranucci
8:30 a.m. The
Friday Sanctuary Lamp
Intentions of Chester Kuczynski Anna & Silvano Sabucco burns to remind
8:30 a.m.
us of Christ’s
+ Tony Bufalino Della Manna Family presence in the
5:00 p.m.
Sunday + Ernie Brunet St. Helen SVDP Sacrament
9:00 a.m. of the altar.
For the People of St. Helen and
11:00 a.m. + Teresa & Mike Commisso Rose & John Luppino
RCEC - Diocese of St. Catharines, St. Helen Church
Balance Sheet As at December 31, 2017

As at December 31, 2017 As at December 31, 2016 Difference


Current Assets
Petty Cash & Bingo Floats 327 273 54
TD Commercial Chequing Bldg Acct 86,824 218,957 ( 132,133 )
Chequing Bank Account 116,408 66,194 50,213
Chequing Account (USD) 753 2,588 ( 1,835 )
Meridian Building Savings Account 278,072 151,517 126,554
Facility Maintenance (advSav2) 17,434 14,483 2,951
Syrian Family Sponsorship - 11,085 ( 11,085 )
Lottery/Bingo Account - Meridian 39,580 3,610 35,970
Total Cash 539,397 468,708 70,690
Accounts Receivable 5,029 8,380 ( 3,351 )
Net Accounts Receivable 5,029 8,380 ( 3,351 )
Prepaid Expenses 500 500 -
Total Current Assets 544,926 477,588 $ 67,338

Capital Assets
Building 5,738,753 5,541,762 196,991
Furnishings 158,198 153,039 5,159
Net - Building 5,896,951 5,694,801 202,150
Total Capital Assets 5,896,951 5,694,801 202,150

TOTAL ASSETS 6,441,877 6,172,389 $ 269,488


Current Liabilities
Accounts Payable 2,450 7,704 ( 5,254 )
Total Current Liabilities 2,450 7,704 ( 5,254 )

Deferred Revenues
Other Special Collections - SYRIA - 11,055 ( 11,055 )
Spanish Ministry - Migrants 916 - 916
Lottery/Bingo 37,904 3,610 34,295
Total Deferred Revenues 38,821 14,665 24,156

Long Term Liabilities

Chancery Loan 1,221,548 1,250,000 ( 28,452 )
TD Commercial Bank Loan 2,364,587 2,460,658 ( 96,072 )
Total Long Term Liabilities 3,586,135 3,710,658 ( 124,523 )

TOTAL LIABILITIES 3,627,406 3,733,027 ($ 105,622 )


Retained Earnings
Retained Earnings - Previous Year 2,439,065 2,093,495 345,570
Current Earnings 375,406 345,867 29,539
Total Retained Earnings 2,814,471 2,439,361 375,110

TOTAL EQUITY 2,814,471 2,439,361 $ 375,110

TOTAL LIABILITIES AND EQUITY 6,441,877 6,172,389 $ 269,488

Diocese of St. Catharines, St. Helen Church
Statement of Revenue and Expenditures
For the 12-month Period Ended December 31, 2017

Actuals to Actuals to
December 31, Annual Budget December 31, Annual Budget
2017 for 2017 2016 for 2018
Offertory 222,509 222,700 216,227 229,184
Building Fund 384,656 240,000 313,088 325,321
Easter, Christmas 14,196 19,750 19,150 14,622
Donations, Legacies 1,604 1,500 11,145 1,652
Interest 1,782 402 377 1,835
Diocesan Special Collections 23,428 18,055 28,546 12,750
Facility Maintenance 9,036 8,300 8,069 9,307
Fundraising 31,681 23,600 31,585 32,631
Bingo ** 54,018 75,600 8,851 55,639
Recovery of Expenses 12,822 14,770 13,518 13,207
Miscellaneous Income 804 990 942 682

Total Revenue $ 756,535 625,667 $ 651,498 $ 696,830

Salaries & Benefits 96,903 96,250 109,581 99,810
Taxes, Insurance, Utilities 23,245 33,275 28,838 23,943
Repairs & Maintenance 4,208 10,200 4,270 10,134
Rectory Expenses 25,108 21,519 20,785 25,862
Office Expenses 5,540 8,000 7,743 5,706
Church Expenses 10,793 14,305 13,210 11,117
Hall Expenses 489 - - 812
Diocesan Assessments 12,373 20,500 9,121 12,000
Diocesan Special Collections 23,400 18,055 28,546 12,750
Bank Charges & Mortgage Interest 113,693 69,066 65,690 140,849
Fundraising Expenses 5,863 4,990 4,844 6,039
Furnishings/Equipment 4,467 5,000 2,214 4,439
Bingo Expenses ** 54,369 47,880 8,851 56,000
Miscellaneous Other Expenses 677 2,365 1,939 697

Total Expenditures $ 381,129 $ 351,405 $ 305,631 $ 410,158

Net Revenue $ 375,406 $ 274,262 $ 345,867 $ 286,672

Less Extra Expenses Affecting Cash

Mortgage Payments (principal only) 96,072 96,780 62,874 90,662
Diocesan Loan (principal only) 28,452 - 8,870
Basement Completion, Phase I 191,652 213,000 - -
Rectory Furnace 7,380

Total Extra Expenses Affecting Cash 316,176 309,780 62,874 106,912

Net Revenue after Extra Expenses

Affecting Cash $ 59,231 ($ 35,518 ) $ 282,993 $ 179,760

**Bingo Revenue is recorded as Deferred Revenue on the Balance Sheet until an expense is incurred. Then this amount
is recorded both as revenue and expense on the Income Statement and Deferred Revenue is decreased by the same amount.
To date the net profit from Bingo is $37,905. In 2018, these funds will be used to help pay operating expenses of the parish.