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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 adve1@yahoo.com
necessary liturgical arrangements.
1st Communion & Confirmation Ministry Scheduling & RFM:
Contact the Parish Office. Chronic Care Facilities: Rachel Reid ~ ministryschedul-
Pastoral visits are made monthly. ing@sthelenscatholic.ca
Reconciliation: Reception of Holy Communion is
Every Saturday 4:00pm - 4:30pm or by available to residence. Fundraising Events:
appointment with the priest. Joe Della Manna
Homebound: josephdellamanna@yahoo.ca
Marriage: Notify the Parish Office when serious
Arrangements six months in advance. illness occurs. When the sick, aged or Facility & Grounds Maintenance:
Marriage preparation is required. incapacitated are confined to home for Craig Luey
an extended time, pastoral visit can be craig.luey@gmail.com
RCIA & RCIC: arranged.
Contact the Parish Office. Catholic Women's League:
Colleen Drake ~ contact parish office
Anointing of the Sick: Schools
Please let us know when someone has St. Mark School Knights of Columbus:
a serious or prolonged illness or is to Principal: Steven Ward Marcel VanRuyven
have surgery. This sacrament mgvanruijven@gmail.com
celebrates the healing of mind and St. Edward School
body and the forgiveness of sins. Principal: Carla Bianco SVDP:
Lorraine Martin ~ contact parish office

Kindly complete the following and place in the collection basket.


Envelopes will be on the round table in the foyer the following weekend.
☐ New Parishioner* ☐ Change of address ☐ Moving
Name________________________ Phone_________________ E-mail___________________
Address______________________________________________ City_____________________
☐ I would like to use offertory envelopes* Postal Code______________
August - Year C
August 4, 2019
Mass Intentions This week, the Sanctuary Lamp burns in
 August 6 -11, 2019 memory of:
As we gather, let us remember and pray for . . .
th + BARB HACK
Tues. ~ …... Transfiguration of the Lord….. Aug. 6
6:30 pm + Anka Brckovic (by Zvonko Brckovic) The Sanctuary Lamp burns to remind us of Christ’s
presence in the Blessed Sacrament of the altar.
Wed. ~ ……………………………………….. Aug. 7th If you wish to sponsor the sanctuary lamp for one
9:00 am + Emmy Geczy, + Lilly Torek, & week the stipend is $35.00
+ Emerich Borchok
(by Alex Geczy) Pray the Rosary daily after Mass
Thurs. ~ …………….St. Dominic...…...……... Aug. 8th during the week.
9:00 am + Colleen Smith (by Sue Zuzek)
Fri. ~ ………………………………………... Aug. 9th
10:00 am + Leonard Serravalle (by the Family)
Albright Mnr
our parish prayer
Jesus, open our hearts, enabling us to embrace
Sat. ~ ………………………………………... Aug. 10th your teachings and to love one another. Holy
5:00 pm For the People of St. Helen Parish Spirit, lift us and lead us, deepening our desire
to serve God through serving each other. Amen.
Sun. ~ ………………………………………... Aug. 11th
10:00 am + Maria Di Iorio (by Angie Nation)
SUMMER MISSION APPEAL
MINISTRY FOR THE SICK AND HOMEBOUND
In accordance with Diocesan policy each year we accept
We are grateful to those who give of their time and care
a missionary priest, to appeal for funds for missionary
to bring Holy Communion to our parishioners who
work. At the weekend Masses for August 17/18, we
cannot make it to church due to sickness or infirmity. If
will welcome Fr. Ruffino Ezama. Fr. Ezama is a
you know of anyone who would like to receive
Ugandan Comboni missionary who was ordained in
communion in their home or while hospitalized at West
1994. He has served in the parish of St. Francis of Assisi
Lincoln Hospital, please contact the parish office.
in the Archdiocese of Cotonou. He worked in Lodonga
CATHOLIC MISSIONS IN CANADA Basilica Parish in Arua Diocese, Uganda and was also
On the weekend of August 10/11, the annual the Provincial Vocation Promoter of the Comboni
Canadian Missions Collection will be taken to assist Missionaries in Uganda. He is now serving as Mission
Catholic Missions In Canada and our paired Diocese of Director in the Provincial house in Cincinnati. (OH)
Churchill-Hudson Bay. Envelopes are being provided. SANCTUARY LAMP
The collection will be accompanied by a new initiative, We have openings for the Sanctuary Lamp in 2020. If
called the Day of Prayer for Canadian Home Missions. you would like to book a particular week in memory of
For more information, see the attachments. your loved one, please contact the office sooner rather
than later as the year is filling up. Cost is $35 per week.
CWL NEWS
Come and have fun at our welcome back Trivia night. WELCOME
St. Martin’s and St. Joseph’s CWL members have been Through the celebration of the Sacrament of Holy
invited to join us on Tuesday, Sept. 3rd at 7:00 p.m. Baptism, we welcome to our parish family our new
in the Angelina Prokich Memorial Great Hall. Pizza member.
and refreshments will be served. RSVP Colleen @ 905
-563-8981 or drake14@hotmail.com. MITCHELL DAVID KIDD
Membership fees for 2020 are due in September. Blue May God bless you as you begin this
envelopes are provided in your offertory boxes, or write beautiful spiritual journey with our
"CWL fee" & your name on a plain envelope and place Lord and Saviour Jesus.
it in the collection basket. Membership remains $25.
OFFICE SUMMER HOURS
SPANISH MINISTRY NEEDS DRIVERS (July & August)
Please call/email the office if you can assist. Even just Tuesday to Friday
driving one way - to or from will help. Vans make this 9:00 a.m. – noon
much easier.
This week, the Sanctuary Lamp burns This week, the Sanctuary Lamp burns
in memory of: in memory of:
+ ANGELICA DITOMASSO + MARIO DI IORIO
Mass Intentions Mass Intentions
 August 13 - 18, 2019  August 27 - September 1, 2019
As we gather, let us remember and pray for . . . As we gather, let us remember and pray for . . .
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Tues. ~ ……………………………………….. Aug. 13 Tues. ~ ……………St. Monica…..………….. Aug. 27
6:30 pm + Clayton Jarvis 6:30 pm + Jacque Sauve (by Shirley Brunet)
(by Shirley & Roger Judge) Wed. ~ …………..St. Augustine…..…….…... Aug. 28th
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Wed. ~ ……….St. Maximilian Kolbe…........ Aug. 14 9:00 am + Marg Ford & + Dayle Sloan
9:00 am + Members of the Elia & D’Alessio (by Nancy Winslow)
Families (by Connie & Louis Elia)
Thurs. ~ ..The Passion of St. John the Baptist.. Aug. 29th
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Thurs. ~ …..The Assumption of the BVM…… Aug. 15 9:00 am + Mary Bartoch
9:00 am + John Nelson (by Betty Novak) (by Maddalena & Mark Orlando)
Fri. ~ ………………………………………... Aug. 16th Fri. ~ ………………………………………... Aug. 30th
10:00 am + Bernadette Kelly 9:00 am + Clayton Jarvis (by Kaye Brandel)
Menno Hm (by Clarke Family)
Sat. ~ ………………………………………... Aug. 31st
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Sat. ~ ………………………………………... Aug. 17 5:00 pm For the People of St. Helen Parish
5:00 pm + Maria da Gloria Pereira (by Family)
Sun. ~ ………………………………………... Sept. 1st
+ Billy Curry (by Curry Family)
10:00 am Intn’s of Gerald & Stephanie Bruch
Sun. ~ ………………………………………... Aug. 18th (by Kath Bruch)
10:00 am For the People of St. Helen Parish + Mariana & Manuel da Silva
(by Maria da Silva)
This week, the Sanctuary Lamp burns
This week, the Sanctuary Lamp burns
in memory of:
in memory of:
+ CAMILLO DI TOMASSO
+ JOSE RULLAN
Mass Intentions Mass Intentions
 August 20 - 25, 2019  September 3 - 8, 2019
As we gather, let us remember and pray for . . . As we gather, let us remember and pray for . . .
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Tues. ~ ……………..St. Bernard…...……….. Aug. 20 Tues. ~ …………St. Gregory the Great…….. Sept. 3
rd

6:30 pm + Ernie Brunet (by Kaye Brandel) 6:30 pm + Anka Brckovic (by Zvonko Brckovic)
Wed. ~ ………….St. Pius X, Pope………….. Aug. 21st Wed. ~ ………………………………………... Sept. 4th
9:00 am + Dora Geczy & + Elizabeth Barna 9:00 am + Emmy Geczy, + Lilly Torek, &
(by Alex Geczy) + Emerich Borchok (by Alex Geczy)
Thurs. ~ …….The Queenship of the BVM…... Aug. 22nd Thurs. ~ ………………………………………... Sept. 5th
9:00 am + Filomena & Antonio Zanni 9:00 am + Jean Mancini (by Bianco Family)
(by Mary Macri)
Fri. ~ ………………………………………... Aug. 23rd Fri. ~ ………First Friday Adoration…….... Sept. 6th
9:00 am + Clayton Jarvis (by Kaye Brandel) 9:00 am + Armando Francavilla (by Jean Barlow)
Sat. ~ ………………………………………... Sept. 7th
Sat. ~ ………………………………………... Aug. 24th
5:00 pm + Carmela Centritto
5:00 pm + Philip & Simone McTaggart
(by Archibald Family)
(by the Family)
Intn’s of Russ & Lynda Bruch Sun. ~ ………………………………………... Sept. 8th
(by Kath Bruch) 9:00 am + Maria & Giuseppe Orsi
(by Hrvatin Family)
Sun. ~ ………………………………………… Aug. 25th
10:00 am For the People of St. Helen Parish 11:00 am For the People of St. Helen Parish

ST. HELEN’S PARISH ANNUAL BBQ & VOLUNTEER APPRECIATION DAY!


WE’RE CELEBRATING YOU WITH GRATITUDE!
WHEN: Sunday, August 18 after 10:00 a.m. Mass ~ WHERE: St. Helen Angelina Prokich Great Hall
We’re grilling hotdogs, hamburgers and sausage. Salad, ice cream, coffee, tea and water will also be availa-
ble! All parishioners are welcome to attend. A sign up sheet will be posted in the entrance of the church if you
plan to attend. In order for us to adequately prepare, we ask your thoughtfulness to sign up in advance rather
than be a last minute drop in. (include your name, number of guests and any relevant dietary restrictions). This
is a great opportunity to just hang out as a community - we hope to see you there!