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St. Helen's Catholic Church - Sunday Bulletin March 22nd 2015

Text of Bulletin - March 22, 2015

  • St. Helen Church SUNDAY MARCH 22, 2015 | FIFTH SUNDAY OF LENT (YEAR B)

    Upcoming Events

    - Stations of the Cross, Fridays of Lent @ 9 a.m. @ Church - Video Series on The Mass continues Thursday, March 26th @ 9:30 a.m. @ St. Helen Church - Bishop Bergie, to celebrate all Masses Palm Sunday weekend, March 28/29th - Ham/Turkey Roll, March 27th @ 6 p.m.

    - Annual Bishops Gala, April 10th @ Club Roma Check out our Facebook page @


    Fr. Philip English

    Office Administration

    Aggie Agnino ext. 1 ______________________________________________________

    Mass Times


    5:00 p.m.


    9:00 a.m. - St. Helen Church

    11:00 a.m. - St. Mark School

    Gym, Beamsville

    Opened - October 2, 1938

    4157 Maple Grove Rd. | PO Box 222 | Vineland, Ontario | L0R 2C0

    Established as a Parish - January 1, 1986

    Kindly complete the following and place in collection basket

    New Parishioner* Change of address Moving

    Name________________________ Phone__________________ E-mail___________________

    Address______________________________________________ City_____________________

    Postal Code__________________

    I will use offertory envelopes If , pick up in foyer: St. Helen Church or St. Mark School

    Phone (905) 562-7427 | Fax (905) 562-7789 | [email protected]

    We welcome you and invite you to share in the spiritual and social activities of your parish


    St. Mark School

    Principal: Dean Stunt

    Phone: (905) 563-9191

    St. Edward School

    Principal: Adrian Bishop

    Phone: (905) 562-5531

    Sacraments Baptism

    Available Sundays at 1:00 pm. Call

    parish office.

    First Communion & Confirmation

    Arranged through school. If your

    child is not in a Catholic school or is

    not baptized in the Roman Catholic

    Church, contact the parish office.


    Before or after mass or by appoint-



    Six months notice; marriage prep


    Anointing of the Sick

    Please let us know when someone

    has a serious or prolonged illness or

    is to have surgery. This sacrament

    celebrates the healing of mind and

    body and the forgiveness of sins.

    Catholic Funeral Rites

    When a death occurs in your family,

    please call the parish office and we

    will assist you in making the neces-

    sary liturgical arrangements.

  • Stewardship of Treasure

    Mar 22:

    Offertory Envelopes (148) $3,317

    Offertory Loose $ 314

    Initial Offering $ 25

    Building Fund (47) $3,396



    Ministry for the Sick and Homebound We are grateful to those who give of their time and care to bring holy communion to our parish-ioners who cannot make it to church due to sick-ness or infirmity. If you know of anyone who would like to receive communion in their home, please contact the parish office or Frances @ 905-562-5475 and arrangements will be made to bring Holy Communion to your home.

    St. Vincent de Paul Society

    Please remember the work of the St. Vincent de Paul Society as the needs of the poor continue. As you put your gift in the Society of St. Vincent de

    Pauls poor box, know that you are putting your

    faith into action!

    Respect for Life Mass Diocesan Respect for Life Mass: Annunciation of the Lord, Wed. March 25 (7:00 p.m.) @ Cathe-dral of St. Catherine of Alexandria. Bishop Bergie Presiding. Reception following hosted by CWL

    12th Annual Bishops Gala

    April 10th, 2015, 5:30 p.m. at Club Roma, 125 Vansickle Rd, St. Catharines. Tickets are $75 per person call Sherry Morena, NCDSB 905-735-0240, ext. 213 or [email protected]

    Volunteer Your Feet Holy Thursday

    Washing of the Feet - How would you like to lend your feet for the Ho-ly Thursday foot - washing ceremony within the evening Mass of the Lords Supper on April 2 at 7p.m. Twelve individuals are needed: child, youth or adult. (The water will be warm!) Note of Thanks . . . We wish to extend a note

    of thanks and gratitude to the organizers and sponsors of the dinner dance that was recently held at Liuna Gardens. We thank Club La Piccola Italia from Beamsville who issued a cheque in the amount of $500 for the building fund. Thank you to everyone who attended the dinner dance in support of our new church!

    Mass In



    Year B - March 23 to 29, 2015

    Day Requested for Requested by

    Mon NO MASS


    8:30 a.m.

    Erika Izzo

    Geoff Barlow

    Izabela Patys

    Marie Culp


    9:30 a.m. Wendy Savoy - health Pat Kilgallon

    Thursday 8:30 a.m.

    Angelina Prokich & Alex Prokich Alex Prokich

    Friday 9:00 a.m.

    10:00 a.m. Albright Manor

    Stations of the Cross @ Church

    Maria & Gerald Murphy

    Paul Murphy


    5:00 p.m. Intns of Anna & Silvano Sabucco Anonymous


    9:00 a.m.

    11:00 a.m.

    St. Mark School

    For the People of St. Helen - L & D

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  • March 22, 2015 - 5th Sunday of Lent No Matter the Cost

    Ezek 37:12-14 God promises a new covenant with Israel. Psalm 130 Create a clean heart in me. Rom 8:8-11 He was made perfect through obedi-ence. John 11:1-45 Jesus predicts his coming death.

    Dead Man Walking, the 1995 film starring Susan Sar-andon and Sean Penn, brought to life Sr. Helen Prejeans book of the same name, which launched Prejeans worldwide crusade to abolish the death penalty. When a condemned pris-oner begins that somber pro-

    cession toward the execution chamber, the prison guard announces those words: Dead man walk-ing. They begin moving down the corridor under the stark fluorescent lights, shrouded in silence for this last grim ritual. Jesus himself was a dead man walking in those final days in Jerusalem. He knew death awaited him. There was no turning back. There was no way out of walking to his execution. But his death would not be the end. In todays Gospel, Jesus announces his death and his resur-rection to his friends: The hour has come for the Son of Man to be glorified. -- Dc. Dick Folger

    Next Weeks Readings Isa 50:4-7 Gods suffering servant brings us hope. Psalm 22 Why have you abandoned me? Phil 2:6-11 A hymn to Jesus humility and exaltation Mark 14:1-15:47 The suffering and death of Jesus

    Man of the Shroud Exhibit Coming this March 25-31 the Man of the Shroud exhibit ( will be visiting St. Marys Parish in Simcoe ( and John Iannone will be our guest lecturer. There is increasing evidence to support the Shroud of Turin being the actual buri-al cloth of Jesus Christ. The exhibit features a life size (14) replica of the Shroud, artifacts related to the Passion, and 28 large panels describing the Shroud from scientific, historical and theological perspectives. John C. Iannone is a Christian writer, lecturer and filmmaker who has studied the Holy Shroud of Turin for over 35 years. For more infor-mation contact: [email protected] 519-426-3249. St. Marys Parish, 211 Union Street, Simcoe, Ontario N3Y 2B3.

    St. Helens Ham Roll will be on Friday March 27th at St. Mark School Gym. Starts at 7 p.m. (doors open at 6 p.m.) Everyone is welcome. If you wish to volunteer or if

    have anything youd like to donate for prizes, please contact Martin or Marion at 905-562-9838.

    Bishop to Visit St. Helens Bishop Bergie will be visiting St. Helens on Palm Sunday weekend and celebrat-ing all Masses. A small reception will follow the 11 a.m. Mass at St. Mark School. All parishioners are invited to attend.

    Sacrament of Penance

    Saturday March 21st from 4 -5 p.m. and April 4th @ 11:30 a.m. or by appointment. No matter

    how long it has been, you are welcome to celebrate the Sacrament of Penance, and encouraged to cel-ebrate this wonderful sacrament of reconciliation and healing.

    Pontifical Collection for the Holy Land On Good Friday, April 3, there will be a Papal Col-lection for the Holy Land in support of Christian communities there, the work of the Holy Land, the upkeep of the Holy Sites, and the formation of fu-ture priests. Let us give generously and show soli-darity to respond to the needs of the Church in the land of Jesus!

    World Meeting of Families Philadelphia Sept 22-27, 2015

    The Holy Father has invited families from around the world to come and explore the critical role that the family plays in todays society. Participants will also have an opportunity to attend the Papal Mass on September 27th. The Diocese of St. Catharines has arranged 50 travel packages for this event. Registrations will be accepted on a first come basis. Details are available from the parish office or con-tact Franca Lanigan at the Catholic Centre 905-684-0154.

    National Catholic Mission 2015 "Beware the Holy Spirit" will be broadcast on VISIONTV on Monday, March 30 (pt.1) and Tues-day, March 31 (pt. 2) at 6:00 p.m. and repeated at 10:00 p.m. It will be hosted by Fr. Pat Fitzpatrick and features Spiritan Fr. Anthony Gittins.

    The hour has come for the

    Son of Man to be glorified

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