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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

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Seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time - Year C
February 24th, 2019

Mass Intentions This week, the Sanctuary Lamp burns in


 February 26 - March 3, 2019 memory of JIM & ROSE GREEN
As we gather, let us remember and pray for . . .
th The Sanctuary Lamp burns to remind us of Christ’s
Tues. ~ ………………………………………. Feb 26 presence in the Blessed Sacrament of the altar.
6:30 pm + Alfredo Lopez If you wish to sponsor the sanctuary lamp for one
(by Frank & Helen Murphy) week the stipend is $35.00
Wed. ~ ………………………………………. Feb 27th
9:00 am + Stella Andreatta Stewardship of Treasure
(by Jack & Marilyn Lovett)
Thurs. ~ ………………………………………. Feb 28th February 17, 2019 ~ Offertory (137) $ 2,438.00
9:00 am Luisa Belen (by Friesen Family) Loose 246.95
st
Fri. ~ ………………………………………. Mar 1
Building Fund (53) 1,716.00
9:00 am Irene Friesen (by Friesen Family)
Sat. ~ ………………………………………. Mar 2nd “May God bless you for your faithful stewardship!”
5:00 pm + Carmela Centritto
(by Archibald Family) CWL NEWS: NEXT MEETING
+ Angelica DiTomasso Tuesday March 5th.
(by Frank & Kelly DiTomasso)
Sun. ~ ………………………………………. Mar 3rd
WORLD DAY OF PRAYER
9:00 am + Jurdelina Mota (by Maria da Silva) Friday March 1st, 2:00 p.m.
Intn’s Augustine Lee Church of Christ, John St., Beamsville.
(by Maria Lee) Theme: “Come, Everything is Ready!”; featured
country: Slovenia. Everyone is welcome to attend.
11:00 am For the People of St. Helen Parish

Annual Diocesan Respect


for Life Mass will be cele- Collection First Weekend of the Month
brated by Most Rev. Gerard
Paul Bergie, Bishop of St.
Catharines on The Feast of
the Annunciation of the A Prayer with Songs of Taizé
Lord, Monday, March 25, (A meditative prayer with silence and songs of Taizé)
2019 @ 7:00 p.m. at the Cathedral of St. Catherine of
Alexandria, 67 Church St., St. Catharines. Reception to March 23rd & April 27th
follow. All are welcome to attend. Mount Carmel Monastery, 7020 Stanley Ave. Niagara Falls
2:00 - 2:30 pm Introduction and Song Practice
FIRST RECONCILIATION 2:30 - 3:30 pm Prayer
Saturday, April 6th Contact: Eunji Kim (from our choir)
10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. eunji@fountaintree.ca
or any other Saturday after that at 4:00 p.m.

JOIN FR. KRZYSZTOF


on a
PILGRIMAGE
to the
HOLY LAND

For more details and to


register, call the parish
Bethlehem - Cana - Boat tour on the Sea of office.
Galilee and many other points of interest!
SEEING THINGS DIFFERENTLY
David spares his enemy. (1 Sam)
Live as spiritual, not natural beings. (1 Cor)
Jesus’ challenge about loving and forgiving. (Luke)
The Gospel calls to mind a
joke. A miserly man ap-
peared before Peter at the
pearly gates. Peter checked
the man’s records and said:
“I am sorry, but there is
nothing on your record that
indicates love of neighbor
nor helping the poor.” The man reminded Peter of the
time he gave a quarter to a homeless man. “Please St.
der. Tickets are available at St. Joseph Parish office.
Peter, check again.” Peter found a footnote that he had
overlooked but said “I will have to check this upstairs.” FIRST FRIDAY ADORATION
When he returned, the man said: “What did he say?” FRIDAY MARCH 1ST
Peter answered, “He said to give you your quarter back 9:00 AM TO 12:00 NOON
and to refuse you entry.” You are invited to come and spend a
“The measure with which you measure will in turn holy hour with Jesus.
be measured out to you.” This is serious stuff.
~ Deacon Dick Folger KITCHEN CREW & FOOD PREP CERTIFICATION
With our kitchen nearing completion, we are planning
ST. CATHARINES RIGHT TO LIFE to host a workshop for those who are interested in ob-
The St. Catharines Right to Life Association will host taining or renewing their Food Prep Certification.
their annual dinner on Saturday, March 2nd at Holi- More details will follow but for now, we would like to
day Inn and Suites Parkway Conference Centre (327 hear from you if you’d be interested in doing this or be-
Ontario Street, St. Catharines). The business meeting ing part of the kitchen crew. The instruction would be
will start at 4:30 pm followed by a re- about 3 hours and there would be a test after (don’t let
ception at 5:00 pm and dinner at 6:00 that deter you!). Please contact the office if you're in-
pm. Tickets are $50.00 for adults and terested.
$25.00 for students. Contact Nancy at 2019 ACTS RETREATS
905-563-7096 or St. Catharines Right ACTS is an acronym for:
to Life at 905-684-7505 for tickets. Adoration – God’s Call, your acceptance and
answer
SEPARATED & DIVORCED HEALING MINISTRY Community – love and caring for each other
Topic ‘Healing’, Fr. Hugh Gibson, presenter (Feb 25). Theology – “studying” through scripture and our faith
Meetings are 7 to 9 pm at Mount Carmel Spiritual Cen- Service – to God and His people
tre, 7020 Stanley Ave, Niagara Falls. Pre-registration is
not required. For information call 905-356-4113 or Come and renew yourself spiritually, to strengthen
your faith and to apply it to your daily life.
905‑684‑0154, separatedanddivorced@saintcd.com
Women's Retreat – May 2 - 5, 2019
2018 TAX RECEIPTS ARE AVAILABLE IN THE Men's Retreat – May 30 - June 2, 2019
VESTIBULE OF THE CHURCH. Retreat Location: Queen of Apostles Renewal Centre,
Mississauga, ON
JOSEPH & THE AMAZING Contact: Verena Mayhew (Women’s Retreat) 905-
TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT 820-1214 or verena.mayhew@bell.net
The Parish Community of St. Joseph, Grimsby in part- Marcel Pouliot (Men’s Retreat) 905-961-7111 or
nership with Blessed Trinity High School, and the ele- marcel@martechindustrial.ca / www.actscanada.org
mentary schools of Our Lady of Fatima, St. Joseph and
St. John Catholic, will present Joseph and the Amazing OUR CONDOLENCES
Technicolor Dreamcoat, February 28 – March 3, Our condolences and prayers are ex-
2019. Tickets $10 for adults, $5 for children 12 and un- tended to the family and friends who
mourn the loss of:
To receive the weekly bulletin via email, make your MARGARET HOLDBROOK
request by email: office@sthelenscatholic.ca Eternal rest grant unto her, O Lord,
Check us out: www.sthelenscatholic.ca and let perpetual light shine upon her.
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