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St.

Helen Church
SUNDAY MARCH 15, 2015 | FOURTH SUNDAY OF LENT (YEAR B)
4157 Maple Grove Rd. | PO Box 222 | Vineland, Ontario | L0R 2C0

www.sthelenscatholic.ca

Phone (905) 562-7427 | Fax (905) 562-7789 | office@sthelenscatholic.ca

Pastor
Fr. Philip English
Office Administration
Aggie Agnino ext. 1
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Mass Times
Saturday
5:00 p.m.
Sundays
9:00 a.m. - St. Helen Church

11:00 a.m. - St. Mark School


Gym, Beamsville
Opened - October 2, 1938

Schools
St. Mark School
Principal: Dean Stunt
Phone: (905) 563-9191
St. Edward School
Principal: Adrian Bishop
Phone: (905) 562-5531

Established as a Parish - January 1, 1986

Reconciliation
Before or after mass or by appointment.
Marriage
Six months notice; marriage prep
required.

Baptism
Available Sundays at 1:00 pm. Call
parish office.

Anointing of the Sick


Please let us know when someone
has a serious or prolonged illness or
is to have surgery. This sacrament
celebrates the healing of mind and
body and the forgiveness of sins.

First Communion & Confirmation


Arranged through school. If your
child is not in a Catholic school or is
not baptized in the Roman Catholic
Church, contact the parish office.

Catholic Funeral Rites


When a death occurs in your family,
please call the parish office and we
will assist you in making the necessary liturgical arrangements.

Sacraments

Upcoming Events
- Stations of the Cross, Fridays
of Lent @ 9 a.m. @ Church
- Video Series on The Mass
continues Thursday, March
19th @ 9:30 a.m. @ St. Helen
Church
- Bishop Bergie, to celebrate all
Masses Palm Sunday weekend,
March 28/29th
- Ham/Turkey Roll, March 27th
@ 6 p.m.

- Annual Bishops Gala, April


10th @ Club Roma
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Kindly complete the following and place in collection basket


New Parishioner*
Change of address
Moving
Name________________________
Phone__________________ E-mail___________________
Address______________________________________________
City_____________________
Postal Code__________________
I will use offertory envelopes
If , pick up in foyer: St. Helen Church or St. Mark School

We welcome you and invite you to share in the spiritual and social activities of your parish

Day

Requested for

Mon
Tuesday
8:30 a.m.

NO MASS

Requested by

Intns of Hendriks & deKoning Fam. - L&D

Helen & Andy Hendriks

Wednesday
9:30 a.m.

Vaz Family
Special Intention to St. Jude

Misetich Family
Anonymous

Thursday
8:30 a.m.

Joseph Hack

Barb Hack

Friday
9:00 a.m.
10:00 a.m.
Menno Home

Stations of the Cross @ Church


Carmela & Antonio Guerriero

Guerriero Family

Saturday
5:00 p.m.

For the People of St. Helen - L & D

Sunday
9:00 a.m.

Pasquale Monda
Bernadette Driscoll

Lino & Maria


Sharon Driscoll

11:00 a.m.
St. Mark School

Mary Minello
Libero Palmieri

Joanne & Danny Minello


Carolyn Green

Stewardship of Treasure
Mar 15:
Offertory Envelopes (157)
Offertory Loose
Initial Offering
Building Fund (12)

$2,965
$ 152
$ 10
$3,007

MAY GOD BLESS YOU FOR YOUR


FAITHFUL STEWARDSHIP!

Ministry for the Sick and Homebound


We are grateful to those who give of their time
and care to bring holy communion to our parishioners who cannot make it to church due to sickness or infirmity. If you know of anyone who
would like to receive communion in their home,
please contact the parish office or Frances @ 905
-562-5475 and arrangements will be made to
bring Holy Communion to your home.

St. Vincent de Paul Society


Please remember the work of the St.
Vincent de Paul Society as the needs
of the poor continue. As you put your
gift in the Society of St. Vincent de
Pauls poor box, know that you are
putting your faith into action!

Mass Intentions

Year B - March 16 to 22, 2015

Diocesan Respect for Life Mass:


Annunciation of the Lord, Wed. March
25 (7:00 p.m.) @ Cathedral of St. Catherine of Alexandria. Bishop Bergie Presiding. Reception following hosted by CWL
Let us pray together for the protection of life in all
its stages; for greater respect for Gods gift of life;
for those wounded by abortion.

Bishops Gala ~ The 12th Annual Bishops


Gala will take place on April 10th, 2015, 5:30
p.m. at Club Roma, 125 Vansickle Rd, St. Catharines. The cost of tickets is $75 per person and
can be ordered by contacting Sherry Morena, Niagara Catholic District School Board, 905-7350240, ext. 213 or sherry.morena@ncdsb.com.

Volunteer Your Feet Holy Thursday


Washing of the Feet - How would you like
to lend your feet for the Holy Thursday foot
- washing ceremony within the evening Mass
of the Lords Supper on April 2
at 7p.m. Twelve individuals are
needed: child, youth or adult.
(The water will be warm!)

March 15, 2015 - Laetare Sunday


Salvation Changes Everything
2 Chron 36:14-16, 19-23 The exiled Israelites are
returned from Babylon to Jerusalem.
Psalm 137 The exiled will never forget Jerusalem!
Eph 2:4-10 By grace you have been saved.
John 3:14-21 God sent his Son, the light, into the
world.
In one of Charles Schulz
Peanuts cartoons, Snoopy is
sitting on the roof of his doghouse, typing a letter that says:
Dear God, I just want to say I
love you. In another strip, Peppermint Patty is telling Snoopy
her troubles. She laments the
horrible week she has just endured and asks him, What do you do when everything goes wrong? Snoopys response is to give
Patty a big kiss on her cheek. Thats good advice,
Patty says.
Snoopy reminds us that love is always the best
answer for us to give and the one we always hope
to receive. Best of all, the one who loves us most is
God.
-- Dc. Dick Folger
Next Weeks Readings
Ezek 37:12-14 God promises a new covenant with
Israel.
Psalm 130 Create a clean heart in me.
Rom 8:8-11 He was made perfect through obedience.
John 11:1-45 Jesus predicts his coming death.

Get More Out of Mass - Our Series


Continues - We show up to church each Sunday
and perform prayers and rituals that many of us
have known since childhood. We stand, sit, and
kneel. We make the sign of the cross. We recite
Holy, Holy, Holy, Lamb of God and Thanks be
to God. But what do all these prayers and rituals
mean? If you want to really understand the significance of all that we are saying and doing in the liturgy, join us for a video series on Thursday mornings at 9:30 a.m. Youll be glad you came!

National Catholic Mission 2015


"Beware the Holy Spirit" will be broadcast on
VISIONTV on Monday, March 30 (pt.1) and Tuesday, March 31 (pt. 2) at 6:00 p.m. and repeated at
10:00 p.m. It will be hosted by Fr. Pat Fitzpatrick
and features Spiritan Fr. Anthony Gittins.

Holy Week Schedule


available for Sign up.

St. Helens Ham Roll


will be on Friday March
27th at St. Mark School
Gym. Starts at 7 p.m.
(doors open at 6 p.m.)
Everyone is welcome. If
you wish to volunteer or if
have anything youd like to donate for prizes,
please contact Martin or Marion at 905-562-9838.

Bishop to Visit St. Helens


Bishop Bergie will be visiting St.
Helens on Palm Sunday weekend
and celebrating all Masses. A
small reception will follow the 11
a.m. Mass at St. Mark School. All
parishioners are invited to attend.

Sacrament of Penance
The Diocese of St. Catharines invites us to celebrate the Sacrament of Penance on Saturday,
March 14 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Additional
times are Saturday March 21st from 4 -5 p.m. and
April 4th @ 11:30 a.m. or by appointment. No
matter how long it has been, you are welcome to
celebrate the Sacrament of Penance, and encouraged to celebrate this wonderful sacrament of reconciliation and healing.

Development & Peace Collection


This Lent we are being asked to sow seeds of solidarity with our sisters and brothers in the Global
South. This doesnt mean just sharing our material
goods with the poorest of the poor, it also means
sowing seeds of faith and love within ourselves.
Lent is a time to take a look inside ourselves and
reflect on our relationships with God and each other. This reflection can be deepened by spending
time in prayer and fasting, which assist us in sowing
seeds of love and change. A diocesan collection
for Development and Peace will be taken up on
March 21st/ 22nd. Envelopes available at the entrance or in your offertory box of envelopes.

World Meeting of Families


Philadelphia Sept 22-27, 2015
The Holy Father has invited families from around
the world to come and explore the critical role that
the family plays in todays society. Participants will
also have an opportunity to attend the Papal Mass
on September 27th. The Diocese of St. Catharines
has arranged 50 travel packages for this event.
Registrations will be accepted on a first come basis.
Details are available from the parish office or contact Franca Lanigan at the Catholic Centre 905-684
-0154.

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