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St.

Helen Church
OCTOBER 22ND, 2017 | 29TH SUNDAY ORDINARY TIME (YEAR A)
4106 Mountain Street | Beamsville, Ontario | L0R 1B7 www.sthelenscatholic.ca

Phone (905) 562-7427 | Fax (905) 563-0003 | office@sthelenscatholic.ca | www.sthelenscatholic.ca

St. Helen Church Philip Pastor


presents Pastor
Fr. English
A Study: Reading Scripture Fr. English
Office Administration
Understanding how God speaks to us in the Bible can be difficult. Office Administration
Aggie Agnino Ext. 1
In the first part of this year-long drop-in discussion based study Aggie Agnino Ext. 1
of Scripture, Dr. Robert Holmstedt, Professor of Hebrew Scrip-
tures, University of Toronto, will teach helpful strategies for un-
derstanding the Psalms.

The first unit, Reading the Psalms, will cover three Thursdays, Mass
MassTimes
Times
October 19, 26, and November 2 from 7:00 8:30 p.m. Join us as Saturday

Saturday -- 55 p.m.
p.m.
we learn how to laugh, cry, praise, and even shout in anger with
Sunday - 9 & 11 a.m.
the poets of the Bible in St. Helen Church Great Hall. All are Sunday - 9 & 11 a.m.
welcome to attend.

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: Carla Bianco 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 adve1@yahoo.com

Sacraments Please let us know when someone


Ministry Scheduling
has a serious or prolonged illness or Pat Savage 289-566-9383
Baptism ministryscheduling@sthelenscatholic.ca
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 josephdellamanna@yahoo.ca
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 sthelensyouthministry@gmail.com
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.
craig.luey@gmail.com

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.
This week
Year A MASS INTENTIONS the
L & D (living & deceased) October 23 - 29, 2017 Sanctuary
Lamp
Day Requested for Requested by burns in
memory
Monday No Mass of:
Tuesday + Giuseppina & + Antonietta Maria & Rolando Cipro
6:30 p.m. + Giuseppe Iannotta Maria & Vincenzo Ranucci + James & Rose
Wednesday
No Mass
10:00 a.m.
Thursday Special Intention Anonymous The
8:30 a.m. + Luigina Monda Maria & Piera Palmieri Sanctuary Lamp
Friday burns to remind
10:00 a.m. +Jadwiga Wojtas Family us of Christs
Albright Manor presence in the
Saturday Blessed Sacra-
For the People of St. Helen ment of the altar.
5:00 p.m.
If you wish to
Sunday Deceased of + Bonacci & Ranucci Families Ranucci Family sponsor the sanc-
9:00 a.m. tuary lamp for one
+ Vittorio & Rosa Hrvatin Hrvatin Family week the stipend
11:00 a.m. Letizia Fracchioni & Family is $35.
+ Ernesto Fracchioni

Stewardship of Treasure Mt. Carmel Spiritual Centre


7020 Stanley Ave., Niagara Falls
October 15, 2017 - Offertory (148) 3,038 Saturday, November 18 (9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.)
Loose 190 Cost: $65 (includes buffet lunch)
Are you experiencing grief due to the death of a
Building Fund (54) 1,982 loved one, the loss of a marriage, or the breakup of
a relationship? Grief is a natural response to loss;
Building Fund CAFT (13) 1,130 understanding the grief you are feeling is the first
May God bless you for your faithful stewardship! step to healing. Using various methods, we will ex-
plore the many facets of grief. Everyone grieves in
their own way and at their own pace.
Ministry for the Sick and Homebound Presenter: Anna Racine is the facilitator of the Dioc-
We are grateful to those who give of their time and esan Separated and Divorced Healing Ministry at Mt.
care to bring Holy Communion to our parishioners Carmel Spiritual Centre and ministers on the St.
who cannot make it to church due to sickness or in- Thomas More Parish Bereavement Team. Anna is
firmity. If you know of anyone who would like to re- the recipient of the 2015 Niagara Catholic Award of
ceive communion in their home or while hospitalized Distinction for her twenty years of service in Church
at West Lincoln Hospital, please contact the parish office. Ministry and with the Niagara Catholic District
School Board. For more info, or to register call 905-
Were looking to expand our 356-4113 x4200
music ministry. If youve
been thinking about joining, World Mission Sunday - October 22nd
join us on a Wednesday even- It is a global sign of the Universal Church and mis-
ing at 7 p.m. when we re- sion. Your prayers and donations will help support
hearse. Choir members of all churches, hospitals, schools and vocations in coun-
ages are welcomed & needed for all 3 Masses. No tries where the Church is beginning, where it is new.
experience required. Bring your talent forward - World Mission Sunday is our chance to assist Catho-
remember, when you sing, you pray twice. lic Communities throughout the world become self
SVDP Society sufficient and flourish. Thank you for your generous
MISSION - The Society of St. Vincent de Paul is a contribution.
lay Catholic organization whose mission is: To live ~~~~~~~~~~~
the Gospel message by serving Christ in the
poor with love, respect, justice and joy. 2017/2018 Sunday Missals are available by the
VALUES - The Mission of the Society of St. Vincent
de Paul implies that as Vincentians we: see Christ in office window for $4. Please place the money in the
anyone who suffers, come together as a family, have box labeled Missal Money.
personal contact with the poor, help in all possible ways.
October 22 - 29th Sunday OT
Balancing God and Caesar
There is no God besides me. (Isaiah)
Paul greets the Thessalonians in the name of the
Father, Son and Holy Spirit. (1 Thessalonians)
Give to God what belongs to God. (Matthew)

In the movie Cabaret 9 a.m. - 2 p.m.


theres a catchy song Crafters & Artisans interested in a table can contact
about money: That clink- Rebecca at sthelenfundraiser@gmail.com or contact
ing, clanking sound ... the parish office, 905-562-7427. Table fee is $40 plus
Money makes the world a penny raffle contribution.
go around. Money made
the world go around back
in Jesus time, too. The Book of Remembrance
The temple tax coin was Traditionally the month of November is a time when
the Tyrian shekel. In the time of Jesus, it most likely we remember in prayer all who have died.
bore the image of the reigning Caesar Tiberius. The The Book of Remembrance is now in the en-
coin was inscribed son of the divine Augustus, the trance of the church for the remainder of the
first emperor of Rome who died when Jesus was 14. month of October. You are invited to write in the
The coin may have been an earlier minting of the names of the deceased loved ones and friends
image of Emperor Augustus himself. Now dead for you wish to have remembered in prayer by the
more than a decade, Augustus was being remem- community during November.
bered as divine. The book will then be placed at the foot of the altar
Jesus words to the Pharisees are among his as we pray for all the departed souls during the
greatest teachings: Then repay to Caesar what be- month of November. You can place the Remem-
longs to Caesar and to God what belongs to God. brance Envelope in the collection basket or bring
--Dc. Dick Folger
them to the parish office. Remembrance envelopes
are available at the Church entrance & in the pews.
YOUth Blasters Fall Schedule Requiescat in pace.
Attention all youth grades 3 and up, if you haven't
already registered for YOUth Blast, please pick up All Souls Day - November 2nd
the orange registration form on the entrance table Clergy will gather at the Priests Plot at Victoria Lawn
and bring it to our next meeting. Any young musi- Cemetery on Wednesday, November 2, 2017 at
cians are welcome to bring their instruments as we 11:00 a.m. to remember our deceased priests and to
prepare our next liturgical song! We look forward to pray for all the faithful of the diocese who have died.
seeing YOUth-there! Next meetings - October 22nd, You are invited to attend also.
November 5th & 26th from 3:00 pm to 4:30 pm. There will be two Masses at St. Helens on Novem-
CWL News ber 2nd, celebrated for all the faithful departed;
10:00 a.m. as regularly scheduled and an additional
To all members Its SOCTOBER!! This
Mass at 6:30 p.m.
is a Diocesan wide program to kick off our
2 year initiative of reaching out to the
Homeless in our communities. We will be Defending Life Where You Are" St. Catharines
collecting socks for the entire month of October. You Right to Life Speaker's Workshop: Sat., Oct. 28,
CAN bring your donations of new mens, ladies and 2017, 9:00am 12:30pm at St. Alfred's Hall, 272
childrens socks to the to the parish office during Vine St., St. Catharines. Lunch and refreshments
the week or bring them to the November CWL meet- provided. No fee. Topics will cover Pro-Life 101,
ing. Help us to help others have a warmer winter. how to answer the tough questions, and an update
on assisted suicide in Ontario. Everyone welcome.
Diocesan Anniversary Mass & Dinner For info and to register, call 905-684-7505 or email
Married couples celebrating a 25th, 40th, 50th or 60th info@chooselife.ca. ChooseLife.ca.
anniversary in the year 2017 are invited to the Dioc-
The Diocesan Separated & Divorced Healing Min-
esan Anniversary Mass, Monday, November 27th,
istry Support Group meets every second and
at 5:30 p.m. at the Cathedral of St. Catherine of Al-
fourth Monday of the month (except holidays) from
exandria. To register and to receive a formal invita-
7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at Mount Carmel Spiritual
tion from Bishop Bergie, contact the parish office im-
Centre, 7020 Stanley Avenue, Niagara Falls. For
mediately to fill in a form (now due). A dinner will be
information call 905-356-4113 or 905-684-0154, or
held at Club Roma, St. Catharines @ 7 p.m. Details
email separatedanddivorced@saintcd.com.
of dinner cost will be included in the formal invitation.
Mon. Oct. 23: Working Through the Anger