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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

Not Sure of a Gift For Moth


Not Sure of a Gift For Mother’s Day?
Saturday May 11th, 8 a.m. to Noon

ANNUAL MOTHER’S DAY


GARDEN EVENT, BAKE SALE & BBQ

* Hanging Baskets * Ferns * Plants *


* Mulch * Herbs * Pies * Goodies*
St. Helen Great Hall ~ Great Prices!

If any growers in the area wish to support our sale, and any bakers in the parish
would like to contribute, call Anne Marie 289-566-9090. Anyone wanting to help for a couple of
hours, you are welcome to join us, just let us know! Come out and support your parish!

Kindly complete the following and place in the collection basket


☐ New Parishioner* ☐ Change of address ☐ Moving
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Divine Mercy Sunday, 2nd Sunday of Easter - Year C
April 28th, 2019
Mass Intentions This week, the Sanctuary Lamp burns in
 April 30 - May 5th, 2019 memory of:
As we gather, let us remember and pray for . . .
th DOREEN FRACCHIONI
Tues. ~ …………..St. Pius V, Pope………….. Apr 30
6:30 pm + Anka Brckovic The Sanctuary Lamp burns to remind us of Christ’s
(by Zvonko Brckovic) presence in the Blessed Sacrament of the altar.
If you wish to sponsor the sanctuary lamp for one
Wed. ~ ……..St. Joseph, The Worker…..…... May 1st week the stipend is $35.00
9:00 am + Teresa Capasso
(by Lina & Giuseppe Compagnone) Stewardship of Treasure
Thurs. ~ ……..St. Athanasius, Bishop……...… May 2nd April 28, 2019 ~ Easter Sunday $ 7,622.95
9:00 am + Helmut Grascha
(by Furbacher Family) Holy Thursday 861.00
rd
Fri. ~ …Saints Philip & James, Apostles..... May 3 Good Friday - Holy Land Collection 2,697.05
9:00 am + Barb Hack (by Sue Zuzek)
Building Fund 7,290.55
Sat. ~ ………………………………………... May 4th
5:00 pm + Helena VanderWerf “May God bless you for your faithful stewardship!”
(by Veronica & Dennis Haining)
Sun. ~ ………………………………………... May 5th details, please call Piera, 905-563-4594 (evenings).
9:00 am For the People of St. Helen Parish
KITCHEN & FOOD PREP UPDATE
11:00 am + Lucia & Erminio DeStefano
The food handling & certification workshop is sched-
(by Tony & Luisa DeStefano)
uled for June 6th from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. An instruc-
tor will be reviewing safe food handling and kitchen
MINISTRY FOR THE SICK AND HOMEBOUND cleanliness with a test following instruction. Contact
We are grateful to those who give of their time and care the office to register. If you wish to get a head start, the
to bring Holy Communion to our parishioners who can- online food handler manual can be found here:
not make it to church due to sickness or infirmity. If https://www.niagararegion.ca/living/health_wellness/
you know of anyone who would like to receive com- food-safety/certification/manual/
munion in their home or while hospitalized at West Lin- Exam info: https://www.niagararegion.ca/living/
coln Hospital, please contact the parish office health_wellness/food-safety/certification/food-handler-
CWL NEWS exams.aspx
CWL Diocesan Convention - Theme: Living as Wom-
en of Faith -- May 21, 6:30 p.m., Opening Mass & Re- Check your tickets - Call the Parish Office for:
ception at St. Alfred’s Church, St. Catharines, Speaker HAM & TURKEY ROLL - PENNY RAFFLE UN-
Colleen Perry, Ontario Provincial Council President- CLAIMED PRIZES:
Elect; all welcome. Winner # 5 - 2114766
May 22, 8:30 a.m., Convention at Holiday Inn Con- Winner # 26 - 2114753
ference Centre, St. Catharines; Keynote Speaker Dr. Winner # 33 - 2114822
Anne Jamieson; fees from $15.00 to $75.00 For more
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ARE YOU CONVINCED? FEAST OF DIVINE MERCY
Many signs and wonders were done among the people. During the course of Jesus' revelations
(Acts 5) to Saint Faustina on the Divine Mercy
I am the first and the last, the one who lives. (Rev 1) He asked on numerous occasions that
Blessed are those who have not seen and have believed. a feast day be dedicated to the Divine
(John 20) Mercy and that this feast be celebrated
How hard it is for us on the Sunday after Easter. The
“to come to believe liturgical texts of that day, the 2nd
that Jesus is the Christ, Sunday of Easter, concern the institu-
the Son of God, and tion of the Sacrament of Penance, the
that through this belief Tribunal of the Divine Mercy, and are
you may have life in thus already suited to the request of Our Lord. This
his name.” Feast, which had already been granted to the nation of
Many of us are much like Thomas wanting hard evi- Poland and been celebrated within Vatican City, was
dence. If we were detectives, we would go to the scene granted to the Universal Church by Pope John Paul II
and look for clues. Since the event was over 2,000 on the occasion of the canonization of Sr. Faustina on
years ago, all we have is a Gospel story of Jesus’ mys- 30 April 2000. In a decree dated 23 May 2000, the
tical presence in the upper room. Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of
Perhaps that is our first clue. We need to look for the the Sacraments stated that "throughout the world the
mystical in our prayer and meditation. If we can find Second Sunday of Easter will receive the name
that upper room and wait there, perhaps evidence will Divine Mercy Sunday, a perennial invitation to the
appear to us. Then we can kneel before him and say Christian world to face, with confidence in divine
with Thomas: “My Lord, and my God!” benevolence, the difficulties and trials that mankind
~ Deacon Dick Folger will experience in the years to come." These papal
THANK YOU acts represent the highest endorsement that the Church
A special Thank You to all who made can give to a private revelation, an act of papal infalli-
our Holy Week celebrations very bility proclaiming the certain sanctity of the mystic,
meaningful. We are especially grateful and the granting of a universal feast, as requested by
to those who cleaned, decorated, read, Our Lord to St. Faustina.
and served and those who donated This weekend as we come to celebrate the Feast of
flowers for decorating. We are happy the Divine Mercy, at the end of each Mass, we will
to see our growing Music Ministry and recite the Chaplet of Divine Mercy.
appreciate their efforts to make our lit- You are welcome to celebrate Divine Mercy Sunday
urgies special. Thank you to all parishioners who made at St. Joseph Parish in Grimsby, on Sunday April
an effort to fully participate in all the Holy Week 28th @ 2:30 p.m. There will be a Holy Hour with
services. Our community is truly blessed by the many Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament, the prayerful
volunteers and the wonderful cooperation we receive. recitation of the Divine Mercy chaplet and individual
THANK YOU ALL! confessions as well.
A plenary indulgence can be obtained by those who
ANNUAL TURKEY & HAM ROLL UPDATE receive Holy Communion, make a true confession, pray
This year’s Ham Roll was another over- the Divine Mercy chaplet during the Hour of Mercy
whelming success! Gross revenue was and pray for the intentions of the Holy Father and the
just over $20,000.00 - with expenses and conversion of the whole world.
prize payouts, we cleared over
FIRST FRIDAY ADORATION
$16,000.00. Profits from the event go FRIDAY MAY 3RD
towards our debt reduction. Congrats to 9:00 AM TO 12:00 NOON
Leiyla Bahbahani who was the winner of You are invited to come and spend a holy
the 50/50 draw. The evening was great fun and the hour with Jesus.
turnout of parishioners and the local community was
amazing! We thank all who attended to support this
event! It really brought the community together. KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS - FORTYCANS FOR LENT
A huge THANK YOU, to the entire fundraising com Over the season of Lent, the KofC Council 15999
-mittee and all the parish and community volunteers coordinated “Forty Cans for Lent”. Through this pro-
who worked tirelessly and joyfully to execute this gram, the students and staff of St Edward, St Mark and
event! Planning meetings were fun, comradery was St John Schools collected 1,425 pounds of food which
wonderful and the team’s efforts were well rewarded provides the equivalent of 1,777 meals for clients of
with the witness to people having a good time at the Community Care West Niagara (CCWN).
Turkey and Ham Roll. See you next year - April 4th. Congratulations to everyone involved.