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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 cell/text 905-563-7067
necessary liturgical arrangements. Email adve1@yahoo.com
1st Communion & Confirmation
Contact the Parish Office. Chronic Care Facilities: Ministry Scheduling & RFM:
Pastoral visits are made monthly. Rachel Reid 905-941-4150
Reconciliation: Reception of Holy Communion is ministryschedul-
Every Saturday 4:00pm - 4:30pm or by available to residence. ing@sthelenscatholic.ca
appointment with the priest.
Homebound: Fundraising Events:
Marriage: Notify the Parish Office when serious Joe Della Manna
Arrangements six months in advance. illness occurs. When the sick, aged or josephdellamanna@yahoo.ca
Marriage preparation is required. incapacitated are confined to home for
an extended time, pastoral visit can be Facility & Grounds Maintenance:
RCIA & RCIC: arranged. Craig Luey 905-988-6522
Contact the Parish Office. craig.luey@gmail.com

Anointing of the Sick: Schools Catholic Women's League:

Please let us know when someone has St. Mark School Colleen Drake 905-563-8981
a serious or prolonged illness or is to Principal: Steven Ward
have surgery. This sacrament Knights of Columbus:
celebrates the healing of mind and St. Edward School Marcel VanRuyven 905-931-7556
body and the forgiveness of sins. Principal: Carla Bianco mgvanruijven@gmail.com

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______________
5th Sunday of Easter - Year C
May 19, 2019
Mass Intentions This week, the Sanctuary Lamp burns in
 May 21 - 26, 2019 memory of:
As we gather, let us remember and pray for . . .
Tues. ~ ………………………………………... May 21
6:30 pm Intn’s of Isabella Moyer The Sanctuary Lamp burns to remind us of Christ’s
(by Nancy Winslow) presence in the Blessed Sacrament of the altar.
If you wish to sponsor the sanctuary lamp for one
Wed. ~ ………………………………………… May 22nd week the stipend is $35.00
9:00 am + Dora Geczy & Elizabeth Barna
(by Alex Geczy)
Thurs. ~
9:00 am
………………………………………... May 23rd
+ Members of Elia & D’Alessio Fam.
our parish prayer
(by Connie & Louis Elia) Jesus, open our hearts, enabling us to embrace
your teachings and to love one another. Holy
Fri. ~ ………………………………………... May 24th Spirit, lift us and lead us, deepening our desire
9:00 am + John Nelson (by Betty Novak) to serve God through serving each other. Amen.
Intn’s of Corona Jarvis
(by Colleen Drake)
Sat. ~ ………………………………………... May 25th CWL NEWS
5:00 pm + Ernesto Fracchioni (by Letizia Fracchioni) A MOMENTOUS OCCASION
Sun. ~ ………………………………………... May 26th COME CELEBRATE OUR 60TH
9:00 am For the People of St. Helen Parish ANNIVERSARY
11:00 am + Benito Boncori (by Agnino Family) Come celebrate St. Helen's CWL 60th
+ Clayton Jarvis (by vanDoorslaer Family) Anniversary on Sunday June 2nd. A
special Mass at 11:00 am will be followed by a catered
MINISTRY FOR THE SICK AND HOMEBOUND luncheon in The Great Hall. Tickets are $30.00 and
We are grateful to those who give of their time and care may be purchased at the parish office or from
to bring Holy Communion to our parishioners who Michelle @ 905-980-4429 or Colleen @ 905-563-8981
cannot make it to church due to sickness or infirmity. If or Rebecca @ 905-978-3507. Tickets will not be sold
you know of anyone who would like to receive at the door and must be purchased before May 24th.
communion in their home or while hospitalized at West
Lincoln Hospital, please contact the parish office
CWL will host a Strawberry Social for
CANADIAN TIRE MONEY the ladies of our parish on Wednesday,
June 12th @ 11:00 a.m. at
We continue to collect your Canadian Tire
Lions Park, Fly Road, Beamsville.
money. It can be brought to the office or
Please confirm to Colleen Drake 905-
placed in the collection basket.
563-8981 or drake14@hotmail.com if
KITCHEN & FOOD PREP UPDATE you can attend and/or need a ride.
The food handling & certification workshop is
scheduled for June 6th from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. POPES PASTORAL WORKS COLLECTION
Contact the office to register. If you wish to get a head
A disastrous flood or earthquake strikes a nation at the
start, the online food handler manual can be found here:
other end of the world. Immediately many countries
rush in food, medicine, blankets, money, and trained
people. Prominent among such aid is the financial help
offered by the Holy Father to people in need. In the
LAST CALL!!! UNCLAIMED PRIZES name of Catholics everywhere, he displays Christ’s
FROM HAM & TURKEY ROLL! love and compassion for those who suffer. Each year at
Check your tickets & call the parish office if you this time, Canadian Catholics are asked to give
have penny raffle stub: generously to this papal collection, which is passed on
Winner # 5 - 2114766 to the Holy Father for his use. This collection will be
Winner # 26 - 2114753 taken at all Masses next weekend, May 25-26.
Winner # 33 - 2114822 Envelopes for the collection are stapled to the bulletin
or you can pick one up at the entrance round table.
DREAM OF THE POSSIBILITIES! Gethsemane Ministries Centre, 84008 Wellandport
Building the early church amid hardships. (Acts 14) Road, Wellandport, from 9:45am – 3:00pm. To
The great vision of a renewed earth. (Rev 21) register please call Rose Marie at the Office of
“I give you a new commandment: Love one Religious Education at 905-684-0154, ext. 207 or
another.” (John 13) offreled@saintcd.com. Lunch will be provided. (Free
Jesus said: “I give you a new Will Offering) Registration deadline is June 14.
commandment: love one
another.” He said this after RECEIVING HOLY COMMUNION
Judas had already left to betray WITH DIGNITY AND RESPECT
him, indicating that loving is 1. When coming to Mass, show respect. Dress
also forgiving. appropriately and be respectful to others.
Countless marriages have been 2. Approach the Altar with Prayer – act prayerfully.
graced by St. Paul’s words: You are asked to make a sign of reverence with a slight
“Love is patient, love is kind. It bow of the head prior to receiving Holy Communion.
does not envy, it does not boast, 3. Take Communion correctly. Taking Communion
it is not proud. It does not by hand or mouth are both correct. If you take
dishonor others …” (NIV). Paul Communion by your mouth, open wide and slightly
famously concludes: “So faith, hope, love remain ... but stick out your tongue. If you take Communion by hand
the greatest of these is love.” – form a throne by letting your dominant hand cradle
Love is the central theme of our Christian faith. your other hand.
Without love none of it works. We are challenged this 4. Don’t walk off with the Host. Immediately
and every day to love one another. When that love consume the ENTIRE Host before leaving the altar.
happens, Peter Scholtes’s 1960s anthem comes true: 5. Respect the Host. It is Real Presence of Jesus
“They’ll know we are Christians by our love.” Christ.
~ Deacon Dick Folger 6. Use clear body language. Be clear how you plan to
take the Eucharist. If you are approaching the altar to
PLEDGE CARDS receive a Blessing – make sure that your hands are
A reminder to prayerfully consider completing or crossed over the chest – right hand to left shoulder, left
renewing your pledge and returning the card to the hand to right shoulder.
office. A note of thanks to those who have returned 7. State of Grace. We must be in a state of grace
their pledge cards - this will be helpful in planning and before taking the Eucharist. We must not have any
managing our finances. Pledge cards are also in pews. mortal sin. If you think you committed a mortal sin,
please go to confession before taking the Eucharist.
ANNOUNCING SUMMER WEEKENDS MASS 8. In order to receive the Eucharist at a Roman
SCHEDULE TIME CHANGE Catholic Church, you need to be a practicing
During the summer months, with people on vacations Catholic. Anyone who isn’t a Catholic is welcome to
and many off to cottages, all 3 weekend Masses are not receive a blessing.
as well attended as they usually are, even with visitors
(including Aug 31/Sept 1 weekend), we will have the All SVDP councils and schools in Niagara have been
usual Saturday evening Mass however only ONE asked once again to help the parishioners of Fr. Dan at
Sunday morning Mass at 10:00 a.m. Mass intentions Our Lady of Snows Church in Naujaat, Nunavut. There
that have already been booked on those weekends are 80 Inuit families in need this year. Each particular
will be revised. council has been asked to donate various items in a
FIRST HOLY COMMUNION rather large quantity in order to fill 2 20-foot sea
Congratulations to the grade 2 containers to be sent out in early June. Why not use
students from St. Mark School who our wealth to help those that really need it? God will
will receive Jesus in the Holy often provide for people through us. Providing for
Eucharist for the first time this those in need is part of serving one another and as we
weekend. Thank you to all who serve others we are serving Christ. St. Vincent de
assisted with the preparation of the Paul - St. Helen is responsible for Applesauce in the
children for their first Holy Communion. Please keep 6 packs with an expiry date of 2020. If you are able
them and their families in your prayers. to contribute please contact Lorraine at 905-563-7043.

WOMEN’S DAY OF REFLECTION fridayS @ 7:00 p.m.

The Diocese of St. Catharines is offering a Day of
Reflection for Women on the Gift of Hope with Dr.
Josephine Lombardi on Saturday, June 22, 2019 at
Come out for A fun night!