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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______________
Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time - Year C
February 17th, 2019

Mass Intentions This week, the Sanctuary Lamp burns in


 February 21-24, 2019 memory of LISA VANDERWERF
As we gather, let us remember and pray for . . .
Feb 19th The Sanctuary Lamp burns to remind us of Christ’s
Tues. ~ NO MASS presence in the Blessed Sacrament of the altar.
6:30 pm If you wish to sponsor the sanctuary lamp for one
Wed. ~ NO MASS Feb 20th week the stipend is $35.00
9:00 am
Thurs. ~ ………………………………………. Feb 21st Stewardship of Treasure
9:00 am + Members of Cipro family February 10, 2019 ~ Offertory (143) $ 3,063.00
(by Maria & Rolando Cipro)
Loose 237.75
Fri. ~ ….………St. Peter, Apostle..………. Feb 22nd
9:00 am + Luigi Vigoroso (by Maria Marrese) Building Fund (23) 744.75
rd
Sat. ~ ………………………………………. Feb 23 “May God bless you for your faithful stewardship!”
5:00 pm + Manual da Silva (by Maria da Silva)
Sun. ~ ………………………………………. Feb 24th Tuesday
9:00 am + Ivan Zuzek (by Kelly Burns) March 5th
11:00 am For the People of St. Helen Parish

STRESS IN YOUR MARRIAGE? CWL Diocesan Retreat - Wednesday March 27th or


Retrouvaille is a program for married couples that feel Saturday March 30th, Gethsemane Ministries, Wel-
bored, disillusioned, frustrated, or angry in their mar- landport. Theme: “Embracing the Peace of Christ”;
riage. Retrouvaille can help. For confidential infor- Guest Speaker: Fr. Gregory Schmidt. Cost $40/person,
mation about, or to register for the program beginning includes lunch. Registration deadline Feb. 18. No late
with a weekend March 15, 2019, at the Mount Carmel registrations accepted this year. Please call Piera 905-
Spiritual Centre in Niagara Falls, please call 905-664- 563-4594 (evenings).
5212 or email: retrouvaille.hamilton@cogeco.ca or visit
the web site at www.retrouvaille.org.
FIRST RECONCILIATION A Prayer with Songs of Taizé
Saturday, April 6th
10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. (A meditative prayer with silence and songs of Taizé)
or any other Saturday after that at 4:00 p.m.
March 23rd & April 27th
Mount Carmel Monastery, 7020 Stanley Ave. Niagara Falls
CWL NEWS
2:00 - 2:30 pm Introduction and Song Practice
WORLD DAY OF PRAYER - Friday March 1st,
2:30 - 3:30 pm Prayer
2:00 p.m. Church of Christ, John St., Beamsville.
Contact: Eunji Kim (from our choir)
Theme: “Come, Everything is Ready!”; featured
eunji@fountaintree.ca
country: Slovenia. Everyone is welcome to attend.

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!
PRICELESS BLESSEDNESS
The prophet contrasts trust in God with trust in hu-
mans. (Jer)
Faith must be rooted in Christ’s resurrection. (1 Cor)
Jesus preaches four blessings and four woes. (Luke)
The greatness of Jesus’
preaching is that no one
escapes. He has something
for everyone. In his famous
Sermon on the Mount, he
preaches the Beatitudes. The
first four address the plight
of the poor, the hungry, the unhappy and the persecut-
ed. To them, he assures the kingdom of heaven as their
reward. JOSEPH & THE AMAZING
But some listeners had money in their pockets, food TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT
in their bellies, happiness in their hearts, and even the The Parish Community of St. Joseph, Grimsby in part-
bonus of respect and admiration from their community. nership with Blessed Trinity High School, and the ele-
To these, Jesus said “Woe to you.” How easy for us to mentary schools of Our Lady of Fatima, St. Joseph and
be complacent and satisfied when things are going St. John Catholic, will present Joseph and the Amazing
well. Jesus reminds us that we are here to love one an- Technicolor Dreamcoat, February 28 – March 3,
other, especially our enemies. ~ Deacon Dick Folger 2019. Tickets $10 for adults, $5 for children 12 and un-
der. Tickets are available at St. Joseph Parish office.
ST. CATHARINES RIGHT TO LIFE
The St. Catharines Right to Life Association will host Invest ONE HOUR to save a Lifetime!
their annual dinner on Saturday, March 2nd at Holi- 40 Days for Life – Be part of this peaceful campaign
day Inn and Suites Parkway Conference Centre (327 by prayer and fasting during Lent, March 6th – April
Ontario Street, St. Catharines). The business meeting 14th. We ask each church to adopt ONE DAY from 8
will start at 4:30 pm followed by a re- am – 8 pm, with two or more people to give public
ception at 5:00 pm and dinner at 6:00 witness for one or two hours standing on Portage Street
pm. Tickets are $50.00 for adults and at the Niagara Falls General Hospital, holding a sign
$25.00 for students. Contact Nancy at “Pray to end Abortion.” – This is a prayerful, silent
905-563-7096 or St. Catharines Right VIGIL. To sign up contact Annette @ 905-325-1251 or
to Life at 905-684-7505 for tickets. email Angela@ angelabraun@live.com

St Catharines Right to Life is offering the Dying KITCHEN CREW & FOOD PREP CERTIFICATION
Healed course 22nd, 1-3 pm, followed by refresh- With our kitchen nearing completion, we are planning to host a
ments, at Sts. Cyril & Methodius Ukrainian Catholic workshop for those who are interested in obtaining or renew-
Church, 14 Rolls Av., St. Catharines. This program ing their Food Prep Certification. More details will follow but
prepares us to be a presence in the life of a lonely or for now, we would like to hear from you if you’d be interested
dying person, and those who are most vulnerable to the in doing this or being part of the kitchen crew. The instruction
negative influences of Canada's euthanasia law. Please would be about 3 hours and there would be a test after (don’t
confirm your attendance to info@chooselife.ca let that deter you!). Please contact the office if you're interested.

SEPARATED & DIVORCED HEALING MINISTRY ANNUAL DIOCESAN RESPECT FOR LIFE MASS
Topic ‘Healing’, Fr. Hugh Gibson, presenter (Feb 25). Celebrant - Most Rev. Gerard Paul Bergie, Bishop of
Meetings are 7 to 9 pm at Mount Carmel Spiritual Cen- St. Catharines will celebrate Mass on The Feast of the
tre, 7020 Stanley Ave, Niagara Falls. Pre-registration is Annunciation of the Lord, Monday, March 25, 2019 @
not required. For information call 905-356-4113 or 7:00 p.m. at the Cathedral of St. Catherine of Alexan-
905‑684‑0154, separatedanddivorced@saintcd.com
dria, 67 Church St., St. Catharines. Reception to fol-
low. All are welcome to attend.
2018 TAX RECEIPTS ARE AVAILABLE IN THE
VESTIBULE OF THE CHURCH. FridayS @ 7:00 p.m.

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