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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

St. Helen Church Philip Pastor

presents Pastor
Fr. English
A Study: Reading Scripture Fr. English

Office Administration
Office Administration
Understanding how God speaks to us in the Bible can be difficult.
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.
Mass Times
The first unit, Reading the Psalms, will cover three Thursdays, Saturday
Mass - 5 p.m.
October 19, 26, and November 2 from 7:00 8:30 p.m. Join us as Sunday - -95&p.m.
Saturday 11 a.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
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.

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We welcome you and invite you to share in the spiritual and social activities of your parish.
This week
L & D (living & deceased) October 9 - 15, 2017 Sanctuary
Day Requested for Requested by burns in
Monday No Mass of:
+ Arturo & Assunta Compagnone Maria & Piera Palmieri + Michelle
6:30 p.m.
Wednesday + Emmy Geczy, + Lilly Torek, & McManus
Alex Geczy
10:00 a.m. + Emerich Borchok
Thursday Sanctuary Lamp
+ Cindy Smith Viola & Peter Izzo
8:30 a.m. burns to remind
Friday + Maria Di Iorio Vito Di Iorio & family us of Christs
10:00 a.m. presence in the
Albright Manor + Matthew Franko George & Nora Franko
Blessed Sacra-
Saturday ment of the altar.
+ Joe Bajuk Vrban Family
5:00 p.m. If you wish to
Sunday For the People of St. Helen sponsor the sanc-
9:00 a.m. tuary lamp for one
week the stipend
Intentions of Don, Rachel & Matthew Smith Mary Smeenk is $35.
11:00 a.m. + Ricardo Huerta Huerta Family

Stewardship of Treasure Mt. Carmel Spiritual Centre

7020 Stanley Av e., Niagara Falls
October 1, 2017 - Offertory (176) 6,123 Saturday, November 18 (9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Loose 208 Cost: $65 (includes buffet lunch)
Are you experiencing grief due to the death of a
Building Fund (21) 1336 loved one, the loss of a marriage, or the breakup of
Facility Maintenance (39) 772 a relationship? Grief is a natural response to loss;
understanding the grief you are feeling is the first
Needs of the Canadian Church (2) 60 step to healing. Using various methods, we will ex-
plore the many facets of grief. Everyone grieves in
May God bless you for your faithful stewardship! their own way and at their own pace.
Presenter: Anna Racine is the facilitator of the Dioc-
Ministry for the Sick and Homebound esan Separated and Divorced Healing Ministry at Mt.
We are grateful to those who give of their time and Carmel Spiritual Centre and ministers on the St.
care to bring Holy Communion to our parishioners Thomas More Parish Bereavement Team. Anna is
who cannot make it to church due to sickness or in- the recipient of the 2015 Niagara Catholic Award of
firmity. If you know of anyone who would like to re- Distinction for her twenty years of service in Church
ceive communion in their home or while hospitalized Ministry and with the Niagara Catholic District
at West Lincoln Hospital, please contact the parish office. School Board. For more info, or to register call 905-
356-4113 x4200
Were looking to expand our
music ministry. If youve 12 Day Lenten Pilgrimage
been thinking about joining,
join us on a Wednesday even- Egypt & the Holy Land - Feb. 15-26, 2018
ing at 7 p.m. when we re- led by Fr. Rico Passero
hearse. Choir members of all Deepen your Lenten Spiritual experience by partic-
ages are welcomed & needed for all 3 Masses. No ipating in a pilgrimage to Egypt and the Holy Land
experience required. Bring your talent forward - along with Fr. Rico Passero. We will be walking the
remember, when you sing, you pray twice. footsteps of Moses and the people of Israel. The pil-
grimage will take us to Cairo, Mount Sinai, Eilat &
SVDP Society the Red Sea, Jerusalem, Nazareth, Masada, Mount
MISSION - The Society of St. Vincent de Paul is a Carmel, Cana and the Mount of Olives.
lay Catholic organization whose mission is: To live Dont miss out! Price is $3,690 CDN per person
the Gospel message by serving Christ in the (double occupancy, single supplement $690), in-
poor with love, respect, justice and joy. cludes air fares, hotels, breakfasts, dinners, taxes
VALUES - The Mission of the Society of St. Vincent and fees. For detailed information and to secure
de Paul implies that as Vincentians we: see Christ in your spot, contact Edgar Tetelbaun (905-889-1681;
anyone who suffers, come together as a family, have edgar@gateways-international.com or Fr. Rico @
personal contact with the poor, help in all possible ways. 905-945-2661; ricopassero@gmail.com
October 8 - 27th Sunday OT CWL News
Produce Fruit To all members Its SOCTOBER!! This
God speaks judgement upon Israel. (Is) is a Diocesan wide program to kick off our 2
Paul consoles and advises a persecuted community. (Phil) year initiative of reaching out to the Home-
A parable on responding to Jesus and the kingdom less in our communities. We will be collecting socks
of God. (Mt) for the entire month of October. You CAN bring your
The Gospel sto- donations of new mens, ladies and childrens
ry today contin- socks to the to the parish office during the week or
ues Jesus collec- bring them to the November CWL meeting. Help us
tion of parables to help others have a warmer winter.
in Chapter 21 of
Matthew. Its the Giant Garage Sale
story of a proper- Bazaar & Bake Sale
ty owner who did
Niagara Warehouse of Hope
a great job of set- 46 Broadway, St. Catharines
ting up a vine- Saturday, October 21, 2017
yard, but he Starts 8:00am with BBQ Breakfast & Lunch
made a deadly mistake by leasing the property out
*Crafts * Housewares * Electronics * Books *
to some really bad tenant farmers. After the tenants Jewelry * Flowers * Toys .. & much more
rejected all the owners attempts to collect, he sent Donations Welcome
his own son to do the job. They killed him.
All proceeds to Niagara Warehouse of Hope
We easily can see the parallel story of Gods crea-
Helping People Help Themselves
tion and the coming of Jesus. He was also killed. Je- www.niagarawarehouseofhope.com
sus himself was the stone which was rejected. And
he is now the cornerstone of the church.
Grab your rake and your hoe. We are the tenant
A Prayer for Thanksgiving
farmers of an earthly paradise. If we dont want to
lose it, we better start planting. Otherwise the king- Loving God,
dom will be taken from us and given to others who
are willing to work. --Dc. Dick Folger We turn our hearts to you on this day for
giving thanks, mindful of your many gifts.
Bishops Charities Dinner
For each one, we are grateful.
Saturday, October 21, 6:00 p.m.
Club Roma, 125 Vansickle Rd., St. Catharines For each one, we are blessed.
This event is hosted by the Knights of Columbus and For each one we are opened to the
the Diocese of St. Catharines. All proceeds will go
to Catholic charities chosen by the Bishop. The abundance of your love.
door prize is a Smart TV. Tickets/$50. Reception
at 6:00 p.m., Dinner 7:00 p.m.; entertainment and May this Thanksgiving Day offer a remind-
dancing. For tickets contact George Savage 289-566 er to be generous with oth-
-9383, Mario 289-566-8495 Durand or Martin Marko
905-401-5646. ers, as you are with us.
We praise you.
YOUth Blasters Fall Schedule
October 22nd, November 5th & 26th from 3:00 pm to We rejoice in you.
4:30 pm. Anyone grade 3 and up interested in join- We give you thanks.
ing can pick up a registration form on the entrance
table and return it to the office. Amen.
You Can Help Your Marriage Are you frustrated
or angry at each other or have you just stopped talk- The Diocesan Separated & Divorced Healing Min-
ing to each other? Retrouvaille helps couples istry Support Group meets every second and
through difficult times in their marriages. This pro- fourth Monday of the month (except holidays) from
gram has helped tens of thousands of couples. For 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at Mount Carmel Spiritual
confidential information about, or to register for the Centre, 7020 Stanley Avenue, Niagara Falls. For in-
program beginning with a weekend on November 3, formation call 905-356-4113 or 905-684-0154, or
2017 at the Mount Carmel Spiritual Centre in Niaga- email separatedanddivorced@saintcd.com.
ra Falls, please call 905-664-5212 or email: hamil-
tonretrouvaille1@cogeco.ca or visit the web site at Tues. Oct. 10: Causes of Anger (note date change)
www.retrouvaille.org. Mon. Oct. 23: Working Through the Anger