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Helen Church
4106 Mountain Street | Beamsville, Ontario | L0R 1B7 www.sthelenscatholic.ca

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

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 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.

Kindly complete the following and place in collection basket

New Parishioner* Change of address Moving
Name________________________ Phone_________________ E-mail___________________
Address______________________________________________ City_____________________
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We welcome you and invite you to share in the spiritual and social activities of your parish.
L & D (living & deceased)
June 5 - 11, 2017 Sanctuary
Day Requested for Requested by Lamp
burns In
Monday No Mass of:
+ Ignazio Coco Agnino Family
6:30 p.m. + Fr. Tom
+ Maria & Gerald Murphy Paul Murphy
10:00 a.m.
Thursday The
+ John Marchalewicz Jenny Marchalewicz Sanctuary Lamp
8:30 a.m.
burns to remind
Friday us of Christs
10:00 a.m. + Lois & Arnold Thomson Lucia & Arnold Thomson presence in the
Albright Manor Blessed Sacra-
Saturday ment of the altar.
+ Steve Nagler Nagler Family
5:00 p.m. If you wish to
Sunday For the People of St. Helen Church sponsor the sanc-
9:00 a.m. tuary lamp for one
week the stipend
+ Modestino & Luisa Basile Luisa & Antonio Destefano is $35.
11:00 a.m.
+ Calogero Zambito Agnino Family

Stewardship of Treasure KofC are planning their 2nd "Family Hike" on Sun-
May 28, 2017: day, June 11th after the 11:00 a.m. Mass on the
Offertory (183) $ 4,415 Bruce Trail (East off Mountain Rd.) Following the
Loose 275 hike, a Hotdog BBQ and social mingle & ball game -
Popes Pastoral Works (5) 195 bring your ball, mitt & bats. Everyone is welcome to
Building Fund (22) 1,144 participate. If you wish to join in, meet in the Church
Parking Lot at noon. Contact Matthew Wilson 905-

Automatic Bank Withdrawal - Contact the CWL News

parish office if you would like to go on monthly auto- St. Helens CWL will be gathering on
matic withdrawal for your donations. Tuesday June 6th for our Annual Pot
Luck Dinner. We will come together
Ministry for the Sick and Homebound for Mass at 6:30, then make our way
We are grateful to those who give of their time and to the Great Hall on the lower level for a fun
care to bring Holy Communion to our parishioners evening. Bring along your favourite main entree,
who cannot make it to church due to sickness or in- side dish or dessert! Coffee, tea and juice will be
firmity. If you know of anyone who would like to re- provided.
ceive communion in their home or while hospitalized
at West Lincoln Hospital, please contact the parish STRAWBERRY SOCIAL
office. Its a party at St. Helens
Canadian Tire Money Sunday June 25th
We continue to collect your Canadian Tire 12 p.m. to 2 p.m.
money. Money collected is used to pur- The ladies of the Catholic Womens League and
chase raffle prizes for fundraising events. the gentlemen from the Knights of Columbus will
It can be brought to the office or placed in the collec- be hosting a social to mark Canadas 150th
tion basket.
Birthday. There will be hot dogs, strawberries,
cake and ice cream! Games for the children and
Knights of Columbus News the young at heart will be organized by the St.
KofC will be hosting their 1st BBQ Fund-
Helens Youth Group! Lets come together at the
raiser on June 8th at St. Mark School
starting at 4:00 p.m. as part of the St. Mark church to celebrate our beautiful country and
School Fun Day Activities. If you would like to vol- our wonderful, dedicated and generous parish.
unteer or join in, all are welcome. Contact George Theres a signup sheet on the table at the entrance -
Savage 289-566-9383. please sign up if youre planning to attend so that
we can adequately plan for the food.
June 4th - Pentecost pm, St. Alfreds Church meeting room, 272 Vine St.
Forgiven Forgivers St. Catharines. Registration: Brenda 905 646-1995
Gods mighty acts empower and unify. (Acts) or bcoleman@bell.net
The unifying power of the Holy Spirit. (1 Cor) Save the Date!
Jesus equips the disciples to be instruments of for- St. Helen Celebrates
giveness. (John) Canada 150 & Multicultural
Harvest Dinner
If youve been watching TV Saturday September 23, 2017
hospital dramas for a long time St. Helen Church Great Hall
you may remember Dr. Kildare. 6:30 p.m. Cocktails, 7:00 p.m. Dinner
Richard Chamberlain played
that role back in the 1960s.
More recently you may have BINGO
viewed programs like ER, $1000 in prizes weekly! Progressive Jackpot!
House, Scrubs, Greys Anat- Thursdays - 11 a.m. ~ Canadian Legion, King St.
omy and General Hospital to Lunch is available...free coffee!
cite a few. A dramatic moment Hope to see you there.
in many hospital dramas is
when the patients EKG monitor Youth Ministry (Grade 3 & up)
stops beeping. The once pulsing line on the screen Upcoming dates: June 11, from 3 to 5 pm. June
goes flat and a dull, warning tone signals that death 25th, time to be determined. For information email
is only seconds away. sthelensyouthministry@gmail.com Registration is
Its time for fast action, and the famous defibrillator required to attend.
comes to the rescue. The doctors place the electric
pads on the patients chest and dramatically shout, Sanctuary Lamp
Clear! The patient rolls under the shock of 200 We have openings for the Sanctuary Lamp for
joules and sags back motionless. The charge is in- the Week of July 17 - 23 & July 24 - 30. If
creased and, just in time, the second try re-starts the youd like to book the Lamp in memory of your
heartbeat. The flat line breaks into little pops of life, loved one, please contact the office.
and the dull tone returns to happy beeping.
Sometimes, when our faith life flatlines we need Garage Sale & BBQ , Plant Sale Update
the power of Pentecost to jolt us back into action. As Special thanks to all the volunteers who worked both
described in todays first reading from the Acts of the the garage and plant sale as well as everyone who
Apostles, the Holy Spirit descended as tongues of supported these fundraisers. The garage sale and
fire. The divine lightning zapped down and touched bbq netted $1700 and the plant sale netted $3300.
the disciples, empowering them to go forth and
preach the Gospel to all nations. -- Deacon Dick Folger
Diocesan Mens Big Breakfast Event in the
Bingo Helpers Needed for Thursdays Tent, Sat. June 17th, 2017 ~ 7:30-11:45 a.m.
It is great fun, no experience necessary. Contact Join us at Branches, 43 Maywood Avenue, St Cath-
Anne Marie @ 289-566-9090 or the office. arines) - $20. Speaker: Gus Lloyd, Magnetic Chris-
tianity - how we, as men, can draw others to the
"Alliance for Life Ontario invites you to its confer- Catholic faith, living a life of service to God, church
ence day on June 17th 2017 hosted at the Holiday and community. Includes breakfast of peameal ba-
Inn and Conference Centre, Stone Road/Scottsdale, con , scrambled eggs, roasted potatoes, baked
Guelph Ontario 10:45am-4:30pm. Speakers will beans, coffee, tea and dessert. Contact Branches
cover the Abortion Pill Reversal medical procedure, at 905-685-7000 for tickets.
the Biblical Understanding of Human life, Human
Rights, Government and Law, The 2017 Abortion Remember Your Parish
Worlwide Report, and how our 2 year campaign In Loving Memory
"The Petition of One Million" can be used in redemp-
tive ways. Please call 519 824-7797/1 866 LUV Keep your love for your parish alive. Remember
BOTH (588-2684) or email Jakki at aflo@mgl.ca your parish in your will and when recommending
expressions of sympathy. In Memoriam Donations
to the Building Fund are appreciated and accepted.
Workshop: Intro to Contemplative Prayer
Do you long to become closer to God? Learn to pray
in silence and consent to Gods loving presence and
healing action within. Following the Christian herit-
age of St. Augustine, St. John of the Cross, Fr.
Thomas Keating. Presented by Contemplative Out- Collection 1st Weekend of the Month
reach, Niagara Region, Saturday, July 8, 900-3:30