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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 *
*(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: www.sthelenscatholic.ca 2nd Friday at Albright: 10:00am
Facebook Page: www.facebook.com/sthelenscatholic 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 adve1@yahoo.com
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. ing@sthelenscatholic.ca
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 josephdellamanna@yahoo.ca
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. craig.luey@gmail.com

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 mgvanruijven@gmail.com

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 Epiphany of the Lord - Year C
January 6th, 2019

Mass Intentions This week, the Sanctuary Lamp burns in


 January 7 - 13, 2019 memory of SHERRI MERRITT-PLOUGHMAN
As we gather, let us remember and pray for . . . The Sanctuary Lamp burns to remind us of Christ’s
Tuesday ~ ……………………………………….Jan. 8th presence in the Blessed Sacrament of the altar.
If you wish to sponsor the sanctuary lamp for one
6:30 pm + Barb Hack (by Colleen Drake)
week the stipend is $35.00
Wednesday ~ ...…………..………………….….Jan. 9th
9:00 am Intentions of Josephine Kerr Stewardship of Treasure
(by Ethna & John Clarke)
th
Thursday ~ …………………………………….Jan. 10 December 30, 2018 ~ Offertory (153) $4,323.90
9:00 am In honour of Padre Pio (by Iannotta Family)
Loose 137.85
Intentions of Tony & Maria DeStefano
(by Vandeyar Family) Building Fund (20) 2,615.00
Friday ~ .…….………………….….…..……..Jan. 11th
January 1, 2019 ~ Offertory (61) 1,205.00
10:00 am + Bruno Giro (by Carolyn & Tony Zanni)
Albright Manor Loose 79.10
Saturday ~ ...…………………………………..Jan. 12th
“May God bless you for your faithful stewardship!”
5:00 pm + Mary Ward O’Keefe (by her children)
Sunday ~ The Baptism of the Lord Jan. 13th or lap blanket or if you would like to join this ministry.
9:00 am + Ernie Brunet (by Charles & Shirley Weikman) We meet monthly and welcome new members.
+ Doug MacNiven (by Yvonne MacNiven)
11:00 am For the People of St. Helen Parish CWL News
The next CWL meeting will be Tuesday February 5th
MINISTRY FOR THE SICK AND following the 6:30 p.m. Mass. All ladies of the parish
HOMEBOUND are welcome and bring a friend.
We are grateful to those who give of
their time and care to bring Holy Com- ANNUAL OFFENCE DECLARATIONS
munion to our parishioners who cannot If you were asked to sign a declaration for this year and
make it to church due to sickness or in- have done so, we thank you. Anyone still needing to
firmity. If you know of anyone who would like to re- sign their declaration is to do so by January 15th.
ceive communion in their home or while hospitalized at Forms can found in the vestibule or sacristy. Please re-
West Lincoln Hospital, please contact the parish office. turn your signed form to the office to keep your status
current.
ARE YOU REGISTERED IN OUR PARISH?
If you are new to the parish or have been attending PREAUTHORIZED DEBIT (PAD) is a convenient
Mass here, ensure that you are registered by complet- way to make your offerings to the church. If you’re in-
ing the tear off section at the front of this bulletin. terested, please complete the card found in the pews
Please do not take for granted that you are registered in and return it to the parish office either directly or
the parish, just because you attend Mass here. In the through the collection basket. These donations are pro-
future, should you be in need of a pastoral letter cessed once a month, on or about the 15th of each
(godparent, school, sponsor for confirmation, teacher month.
referral, etc.), it would be difficult to issue one if you
are not formally registered with the parish. CANADIAN TIRE MONEY
We continue to collect your Canadian Tire
PRAYER SHAWL MINISTRY money. It can be brought to the office or
The Prayer Shawl Ministry contin- placed in the collection basket.
ues to create handcrafted shawls for
parishioners, their families and
friends who are coping with illness, Pray the
loneliness, pain or trouble. During
the past year, we have distributed many prayer shawls Rosary daily
and lap blankets. The shawls are knitted with compas- after Mass
sion and prayerfulness. They are available to anyone during the week.
who needs one. Please call the office to request a shawl
FOLLOWING THE SEEKERS
The new Jerusalem will shine in glory. (Isaiah)
The Gentiles are co-heirs in Christ. (Ephesians)
The Magi come to adore Jesus. (Matthew) Bishop Bergie will lead the Ecumenical Prayer Service
In the overture to for the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity 2019 at the
the 1970 rock opera, Cathedral of St. Catherine of Alexandria, on Sunday
“Jesus Christ Super- Jan 20, at 3:00pm. The key scripture is “Justice and on-
star,” we hear Judas ly justice you shall pursue.” (Deuteronomy 16. 18-20)
questioning: “Why’d The theme of the service is moving from 'words about
you choose such a justice' to 'action to bring about justice.'
backward time in such Please encourage your parishioners to attend partic-
a strange land?” ularly those committed to working for justice. Please
During Epiphany this year, we celebrate the discov- participate yourself AND invite and bring one contact
ery of the “superstar” and the coming of the Magi from from one (or more) of the non-Catholic Christian
distant lands. They are bearing gifts for Jesus. communities in your neighbourhood.
Today, we offer our own gifts to our Superstar Crea-
tor. Directions are found in Matthew’s dusty 2,000 year PRAY FOR THE POPE’S JANUARY
old Gospel which invites us to return to that time and INTENTIONS
that strange land. There, we can rediscover the star of Evangelization: Young People and the
purpose in our lives. Can we resolve to follow Jesus? Example of Mary That young people, espe-
Can we make the gift as workers in the kingdom of cially in Latin America, follow the example
God? Deacon Dick Folger
of Mary and respond to the call of the Lord to com-
municate the joy of the Gospel to the world.
CHRISTMAS CAMPAIGN
UPDATE OUR CONDOLENCES
An amazing response once Our condolences and prayers are extended to the family
again to this year’s Christmas and friends who mourn the loss of:
Campaign to help complete the kitchen. With your ANNE HUNTER GREEN
kind support, we have collected $16,075.00 - thank you Eternal rest grant unto her, O Lord, and
for your generosity. Our benefactor’s $10,000.00 will let perpetual light shine upon her.
be added to this for a grand total of $26,075.00; a
HUGE THANK YOU to you - you know who you REMEMBER YOUR PARISH IN LOVING
are! This will certainly bring us closer to completion. MEMORY
“...each one must give as he has decided in his heart, Keep your love for your parish alive. Remember your
not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves parish in your will and when recommending expres-
a cheerful giver.” sions of sympathy. In Memoriam Donations to the
Building Fund are appreciated and accepted.
OFFERTORY ENVELOPES
Please discard and recycle any old offertory envelopes CHANGE OF INFORMATION
from 2018 and prior years. Those numbers may be re- Have you moved or changed your phone number or
assigned to someone else and your contributions would email address? Please notify the office to keep our rec-
be posted to another account. ords accurate. You can also use the tear off on the
front of the bulletin to notify us.
DIOCESAN SEPARATED & DIVORCED
HEALING MINISTRY SUPPORT GROUP BINGO - RESUMES JANUARY 10TH & 11TH
This month’s topics are ‘Embracing the New Year’, Come out and join our community and fellow parish-
Jan. 14th; and ‘Navigating Change’, Jan. 28th, Kathryn ioners at our weekly Bingos - it’s loads of fun! Thurs-
McMorrow presenter. Meetings are 7:00-9:00 p.m. at days at 11:00 a.m. at the Canadian Legion on King St.
Mt. Carmel Spiritual Centre, 7020 Stanley Ave, Niaga- in Beamsville and Fridays at 7:00 p.m. in the Angelina
ra Falls. Pre-registration is not required. For more in- Prokich Memorial (APM) Great Hall. Food and snacks
fo, call 905-684-0154. are available . . . Free coffee! Hope to see you there.
ANNULMENTS FridayS @ 7:00 p.m.
Anyone who has been previously married (within or
outside the Church) and is contemplating marriage in
the Catholic Church is asked to contact the Marriage
Tribunal (905-687-8817 or email:
tribunal@saintcd.com Come out for A fun
night!