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Helen Church
4106 Mountain Street | Beamsville, Ontario | L0R 1B7

Phone (905) 562-7427 | Fax (905) 563-0003 | |

Philip Pastor
Fr. English
Fr. English

Office Administration
Office Administration
Aggie Agnino Ext. 1
Aggie Agnino Ext. 1

Mass Times
Mass Times Saturday - 5 p.m.

Saturday - 5 p.m. Sunday - 9 & 11 a.m.

Sunday - 9 & 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- Michelle Mackey 289-235-8282
Phone: (905) 563-9191 ment.
Knights of Columbus
Marriage George L. Savage 289-566-9383
St. Edward School
Principal: Adrian Bishop Six months notice; marriage prep Music Ministry
Phone: (905) 562-5531 required. Anthony van Engelen
cell/text 905-563-7067,
Anointing of the Sick Email

Sacraments Please let us know when someone

Ministry Scheduling
has a serious or prolonged illness or Pat Savage 289-566-9383
is to have surgery. This sacrament
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,
child is not in a Catholic school or is
please call the Parish Office and we
not baptized in the Roman Catholic
will assist you in making the neces- Facility & Grounds Maintenance
Church, contact the Parish Office. Craig Luey 905-988-6522
sary liturgical arrangements.

Kindly complete the following and place in collection basket

New Parishioner* Change of address Moving
Name________________________ Phone_________________ E-mail___________________
Address______________________________________________ City_____________________
I would like to use offertory envelopes* Postal Code______________

We welcome you and invite you to share in the spiritual and social activities of your parish.
L & D (living & deceased)
June 12 - 18, 2017 Sanctuary
Day Requested for Requested by Lamp
burns In
Monday No Mass of:
+ Antonio Compagnone Lina & Giuseppe Compagnone
6:30 p.m. + Jan Williams
+ Vince Mambella Stella Mambella
10:00 a.m.
+ Leonard Driscoll Sharon Driscoll The
8:30 a.m.
Sanctuary Lamp
Friday burns to remind
10:00 a.m. Sheila Stafford Carolyn Green us of Christs
Menno Home presence in the
Saturday Blessed Sacra-
+ Christine Nation Sue & Ivan Zuzek
5:00 p.m. ment of the altar.
Sunday + Guglielmo & Angela Ricci Ricci Family If you wish to
9:00 a.m. + Camillo Di Tomasso Maria Di Tomasso sponsor the sanc-
tuary lamp for one
week the stipend
11:00 a.m. For the People of St. Helen Church is $35.
+ Cecilia Vy Nguyen & + Francisco Ngon Bui Ann Bui Nguyen

Stewardship of Treasure STRAWBERRY SOCIAL

June 4, 2017: Its a party at St. Helens
Offertory (154) $ 8,486 Sunday June 25th - 12 - 2 p.m.
Loose 192 The ladies of the Catholic Womens League and
Facility Maintenance (36) 575 the gentlemen from the Knights of Columbus will
Building Fund (11) 845 be hosting a social to mark Canadas 150th
Birthday. There will be hot dogs, strawberries,
Automatic Bank Withdrawal - Contact the cake and ice cream! Games for the children and
parish office if you would like to go on monthly auto- the young at heart will be organized by the St.
matic withdrawal for your donations. Helens Youth Group! Lets come together at the
church to celebrate our beautiful country and
Ministry for the Sick and Homebound our wonderful, dedicated and generous parish.
We are grateful to those who give of their time and Theres a signup sheet on the ta-
care to bring Holy Communion to our parishioners ble at the entrance - please sign
who cannot make it to church due to sickness or in- up if youre planning to attend
firmity. If you know of anyone who would like to re- so that we can adequately plan
ceive communion in their home or while hospitalized for the food.
at West Lincoln Hospital, please contact the parish
office. In Honor Donations
Can you sing? Make a donation in honor of someone. In Honor
Play an instrument? Of Donations can be used to recognize individuals
Have you been looking for special occasions and holidays. For that hard to
for an opportunity to buy for someone, or grandma & grandpa who may
volunteer & continue to not need anything, you can honor them by making a
develop your musical donation in their name to the Building Fund. The do-
talent? St. Helens Par- nor receives a tax receipt for their donation and the
ish is looking for people individual receives a card informing him or her of the
to contribute their talents to help make our Masses donation. Contact the parish office to make your In
and gatherings just that much more special. Honor Donation.
Join us! (or at least talk to us nothing is lost by Canadian Tire Money
simply asking). Come out to any choir practice on
Wednesdays at 7 p.m. or speak to any choir mem- We continue to collect your Canadian Tire money.
ber. Choir members needed for all 3 Masses. Money collected is used to purchase raffle prizes for
fundraising events. It can be brought to the office or
Think on it! Pray on it! ACT on it! placed in the collection basket.
June 11th - The Most Holy Trinity Save the Date!
God for Us St. Helen Celebrates
Gods mercy and forgiveness are revealed to Mo- Canada 150 & Multicultural
ses. (Exodus) Harvest Dinner
Christs grace, Gods love and the Spirits fellowship. Saturday September 23, 2017
(2 Corinthians) St. Helen Church Great Hall
God so loved the world that he gave his only 6:30 p.m. Cocktails, 7:00 p.m. Dinner
Son. (John)
Understanding the significance of Trini- $1000 in prizes weekly! Progressive Jackpot!
ty Sunday can be as simple as one-two- Thursdays - 11 a.m. ~ Canadian Legion, King St.
three. It begins with God the Father Lunch is coffee!
who gave us his only begotten Son; then Hope to see you there.
Jesus who in turn promised that he
would send us the Holy Spirit. Youth Ministry (Grade 3 & up)
All of that is declared every time we sign our- Upcoming dates: June 11, from 3 to 5 pm. June
selves, saying In the name of the Father, the Son 25th, noon to 2 p.m. For information email sthe-
and the Holy Spirit. Registration is re-
Yet, the mystery of a triune God equally confounds quired to attend.
the simple child and the wise old man as the well-
known story of Saint Augustine teaches us. One day Sanctuary Lamp
while walking along the seashore, pondering the We have openings for the Sanctuary Lamp for
Trinity, Augustine encountered a boy pouring ocean the Week of August 7 - 13 & August 14 - 20. If
water into a hole in the sand. The boy explained: I youd like to book the Lamp in memory of your
am going to put the entire ocean into this hole. loved one, please contact the office.
Saint Augustine told him that it was impossible. The
hole in the sand was too small to contain all of the Spanish Ministry
vast ocean. Surprisingly, the boy replied, And nei- Drivers still needed to help pick up the migrant work-
ther can you fit the Trinity into your little brain. ers. It is especially helpful if you have a van.
When the boy vanished, St. Augustine realized he Please contact Frances Hendriks if you can help
had been talking to an angel. 905-562-5475.
We continue to walk by faith, affirming the Trinity
every time we cross ourselves. -- Deacon Dick Folger
Year of the Rosary
Celebrating a Mothers Love: a Day of Marian Re-
Bingo Helpers Needed for Thursdays flection, to honour the 100th anniversary of the Fati-
It is great fun, no experience necessary. Contact ma Apparitions will be held Saturday June 24, 2017
Anne Marie @ 289-566-9090 or the office. at Mount Carmel Spiritual Centre, Niagara Falls.
The presenter is Dr. Josephine Lombardi, associate
"Alliance for Life Ontario invites you to its confer- professor, St. Augustines Seminary, Toronto. Cost:
ence day on June 17th 2017 hosted at the Holiday $20 (includes lunch). Register before June 8 by
Inn and Conference Centre, Stone Road/Scottsdale, contacting the Office of Religious Education
Guelph Ontario 10:45am-4:30pm. Speakers will or 905-684-0154 ext. 207.
cover the Abortion Pill Reversal medical procedure,
the Biblical Understanding of Human life, Human
Rights, Government and Law, The 2017 Abortion Diocesan Separated & Divorced
Worldwide Report, and how our 2 year campaign Healing Ministry Support Group
"The Petition of One Million" can be used in redemp- We meet every second and fourth Monday (7-9p.m.)
tive ways. Please call 519 824-7797/1 866 LUV at Mt. Carmel Spiritual Centre, Niagara Falls. For in-
BOTH (588-2684) or email Jakki at formation, call 905-356-4113 or 905-684-0154, or e-
Workshop: Intro to Contemplative Prayer June 12 - The Journey of Healing
Do you long to become closer to God? Learn to pray June 26 - Loving and Respecting Yourself
in silence and consent to Gods loving presence and
healing action within. Following the Christian herit- Remember Your Parish
age of St. Augustine, St. John of the Cross, Fr. In Loving Memory
Thomas Keating. Presented by Contemplative Out- Keep your love for your parish alive. Remember
reach, Niagara Region, Saturday, July 8, 900-3:30 your parish in your will and when recommending
pm, St. Alfreds Church meeting room, 272 Vine St. expressions of sympathy. In Memoriam Donations
St. Catharines. Registration: Brenda 905 646-1995 to the Building Fund are appreciated and accepted.