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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

Fr. English

Office Administration
Aggie Agnino Ext. 1

Mass Times
Saturday - 5 p.m.
Sunday - 9 a.m., 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- Colleen Drake 905-563-8981
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 & RFM
has a serious or prolonged illness or Rachel Reid 905-941-4150
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 Facility & Grounds Maintenance
will assist you in making the neces-
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.
L & D (living & deceased) May 21st - 27th, 2018 Sanctu-
ary Lamp
Day Requested for Requested by burns in
Monday NO MASS memory
Tuesday of:
+ Deceased members of the Salerno family Maria & Rolando Cipro
6:30 p.m.
+ Lisa
Wednesday + Gino Cipro Connie & Louis Elia
10:00 a.m. + Stefania Lohin - Telepchuk Staff of St. Mark School
Thursday The
+ deceased members of D’Alessio & Elia fam. Connie & Louis Elia
8:30 a.m. Sanctuary Lamp
Friday burns to remind
10:00 a.m. us of Christ’s
+ Maria & Carmine Basile Luisa & Aniello DeStefano presence in the
+ Vince Mambella Stella Mambella Blessed Sacra-
5:00 p.m.
+ Helen Salerno Family ment of the altar.
Sunday Special Intention Josie Elia If you wish to
9:00 a.m. + Frank Iannotta Maria Iannotta sponsor the sanc-
tuary lamp for one
For the People of St. Helen week the stipend
11:00 a.m. + Benito Boncori Family is $35.

Stewardship of Treasure CWL News

Join us for the next CWL Meeting on
May 13th, 2018 - Offertory (168) 4,385 Tuesday June 5th, starting with Mass at
Loose 150 6:30 p.m. followed by a Potluck supper at
7:00 p.m. in the parish hall. There were be a social
Building Fund (15) 712 and a very brief meeting to pass motions.
“May God bless you for your faithful stewardship!”
ACTS Retreats
ACTS is an acronym for:
Ministry for the Sick and Homebound Adoration – God’s Call, your acceptance and answer
We are grateful to those who give of their time and Community – love and caring for each other
care to bring Holy Communion to our parishioners Theology – “studying” through scripture and our faith
who cannot make it to church due to sickness or in- Service – to God and His people
firmity. If you know of anyone who would like to re-
ceive communion in their home or while hospitalized Come and renew yourself spiritually, to strengthen
at West Lincoln Hospital, please contact the parish your faith and to apply it to your daily life.
office. Men's Retreat: May 24 – 27, 2018
SVDP Society - What do we do? - We Retreat Location: Queen of Apostles Renewal Cen-
tre, Mississauga Christoph Cieslak (416)660-4041
help our needy neighbours that live within For more info, please visit our website:
the boundaries of St. Helen. All calls are www.actscanada.org or email:
screened and a home visit is arranged actscanadacore@gmail.com
with two members attending.
How are we supported? - The poor box
in the vestibule of the church is our main means of Healing Ministry Support Group
support. A cheque made out to St. Helen St. Vincent For persons separated or divorced: would it help
de Paul can be dropped in the poor box or the Sun- you to have people around you to understand what
day collection. There are also St. Vincent de Paul you're going through? Would you like to hear some
envelopes available for cash donations. Interested ideas that will encourage you and help you to devel-
in joining us, call Lorraine at 905-563-7043. op new ways of coping with the stresses in your life?
The St. Catharines Diocese support group meets
Canadian Tire Money every second and fourth Monday (7:00-9:00 p.m.) at
We continue to collect Canadian Tire Mt. Carmel Spiritual Centre. For info, call 905-356-
money to purchase raffle prizes for fund- 4113 or 905-684-0154, or e-mail:
raising events. It can be brought to the separatedanddivorced@saintcd.com.
office or in the collection basket. May 28: "Forgiveness Heals"

Please check the lost and found

if you misplaced something - it will
be cleared at month end.
May 20th - Pentecost Sunday This is a free 6 week program geared towards sup-
porting those who are doing the most selfless job;
God’s Goad caring for a spouse, parent, child or friend. The pro-
The Spirit empowers the apostles. (Acts) gram is geared to create a safe space to talk with
There is unity in the diversity of gifts. (Gal) others in a similar situation (it is not an educational
As the Father has sent me, so I send you. (Jn) series or workshop). Starts Tuesday May 22nd from
Do you ever think of yourself 2pm – 4pm for 6 weeks. To register, please call Ar-
as being sent? Sure, we’ve thur Loik at 905.309.4013 ex 33 or email
been sent to the store or to take aloik@mcnallyhousehospice.com Please help us
out the garbage. But in today’s share the opportunity! We need a minimum of 5
Gospel, Jesus says that he people to run the group.
sends us just as the Father
sent him. We are sent to be like A Note of Thanks . . .
Jesus. The Annual Mother’s Day Mulch & Garden, Pie
The Gospels portray Jesus most often going out to and other Baked goodies Sale was a great suc-
people in the surrounding towns and villages. He cess. A big thank you to all who helped with the
didn’t wait for people to come to him. For us that sale and bbq as well as parishioners and the com-
might mean going out of our comfort zone: to greet a munity who came out to support the church with their
stranger; to sit with a sick or dying person. purchase! Final tally after expenses will follow.
Parishes are so often used to people coming to
them to join their community. What would it mean for
parish communities to go out seeking others in their Pilgrimage Fundraiser
towns and neighborhoods — sent as the disciples On Wednesday May 9th we, together with St. Mark
were sent? -- Cele Breen School, we welcomed Bishop Bergie who celebrat-
ed Mass at the Church. Following Mass, the stu-
dents went on a pilgrimage walk of witness through
YOUth Blasters Schedule the streets in Beamsville followed by a barbeque.
YOUth Blasters upcoming gatherings will be at the We would like to thank all the volunteers who fed
parish on the following date: over 500 hungry students and staff. We extend a
May 27th - 2:00 to 3:30 p.m. huge heartfelt thanks to the St. Mark School Com-
munity for their participation in this fundraiser which
YOUth Blasters always have a great time growing raised a whopping $4,636 in donations toward the
in our faith together through prayer, activities, crafts, debt reduction. We look forward to awarding the top
music and snacks! All newcomers are welcome 1st and 2nd students who raised the highest
(grade 3 and up)! Please pick up a registration form amounts as well as the class who collectively raised
from the office and return it at our next gathering! the most! This was a great opportunity to bring the
triad of home, school and Church together. Great
Pope Francis’ Prayer Intention for the effort everyone!
Month of May Catholic Men’s
That the lay faithful may fulfil their specific mission, “Big Breakfast Event in the Tent”
by responding with creativity to the challenges that Saturday, June 16 (7:30-11:30 a.m.)
face the world today. (Apostleship of Prayer) Club Roma Pavilion
125 Vansickle Rd., St. Catharines
New Feast Day Featured speakers: Bishop Gerald Bergie "Put Out
Pope Francis has declared that, annually, the Mon- Into The Deep," and Robert Rasip, "Leadership -
day immediately after Pentecost be known and cele- Walk on Water Style" -- how we, as men, can draw
brated as Mary, Mother of the Church. This year, in others to the Catholic faith, living a life of service to
Canada, it happens also to be Victoria Day. God, church, and community. Tickets are $20 per
This memorial, which links the humility and mater- person. For further details call 905-685-7000.
nity of Mary to the birth of the Church at Pentecost,
further reminds us of the call to self-sacrificial love, Volunteer Drivers Still needed for Spanish
the call to become missionary disciples, and the call
to holiness. The Christian life, after all, is made pos- Ministry & Bicycles for Migrant Workers
sible by the indwelling of the Holy Spirit, whom St. Do you have bicycles just sitting in your garage,
John Paul II called the "personal expression" of eter- waiting to be put to good use? Even if they need re-
nal, self-giving love (Dominum et Vivificantem, 10). pairs, Deacon Fabio has a contact
who will fix them. If you have a bicy-
McNally House - Caregivers announcement cle to donate for the migrant workers,
McNally House is hosting a Caregivers Support please email or call the parish office
Group. Anyone caring for an ill loved one can sign and leave your name and number.
up! Arrangements for drop off will be