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St. Helen Church SUNDA Y JULY 5 TO AUGUST 2, 2015 | (YEAR B) Traveler's Prayer  (Before Starting a Journey) My holy Angel Guardian, ask the Lord to bless the  journey which I undertake, that it may profit the health of my soul and body; that I may reach its end, and that, returning safe and sound, I may find my fami- ly in good health. Do thou guard, guide and preserve us.  Amen. Pastor  Fr. Philip English Office Administration  Aggie Agnino ext. 115   _________ __________ _________ _______ __________ _________ Mass Times Saturday 5:00 p.m.  Sundays 9:00 a.m. - St. Helen Church 11:00 a.m. - St. Mark School Gym, Beamsville Opened - October 2, 1938 Schools St. Mark School Principal: Steven Ward 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 s chool. If your child is not in a Catholic school or is not baptized in the Roman Catholic Church, contact the parish office. Reconciliation Before or after mass or by appoint- ment.  Marriage Six months’ notice; marriage prep required.  Anointing of the Sick Please let us know when someone has a serious or prolonged illness or is to ha ve surgery. This s acrament celebrates the healing of mind and body and the forgiveness of sins. Catholic Funeral Rites When a death occurs i n your family, please call the parish office and we will assist you in making the neces- sary liturgical arrangements. 4157 Maple Grove Rd. | PO Box 222 | Vineland, Ontario | L0R 2C0 www.sthelenscatholic.ca 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 

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  • St. Helen Church SUNDAY JULY 5 TO AUGUST 2, 2015 | (YEAR B)

    Traveler's Prayer (Before Starting a Journey)

    My holy Angel Guardian,

    ask the Lord to bless the

    journey which I undertake,

    that it may profit the health

    of my soul and body; that I

    may reach its end, and

    that, returning safe and

    sound, I may find my fami-

    ly in good health. Do thou

    guard, guide and preserve




    Fr. Philip English

    Office Administration

    Aggie Agnino ext. 115 ______________________________________________________

    Mass Times Saturday

    5:00 p.m.


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

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

    Gym, Beamsville

    Opened - October 2, 1938

    Schools St. Mark School

    Principal: Steven Ward

    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.

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

    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

  • Stewardship of Treasure

    June 28:

    Offertory Envelopes (155) $ 3,679

    Offertory Loose $ 168

    Building Fund Envelopes (9) $ 670

    Summer Mission Appeal (14) $ 262



    St. Vincent de Paul Society Please remember the work of the St. Vincent de Paul Society as the needs of the poor continue. Your spare change goes a long way to help needy

    individuals and families in our community. Thank you for your continued generosity and prayers.

    Sr. Ministry for the Sick and Homebound We are grateful to those who give of their time and care to bring holy communion to our parishioners who cannot make it to church due to sickness 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. Helen CWL

    The Catholic Women's League meetings will resume once again in September. We would like to wish everyone a safe, happy and blessed Summer.

    Calling All Teachers

    Calling all teachers! On July 23-26, 2015 Our Lady Seat of Wisdom Academy in Barry's Bay will be hosting its fifth annual Wojtyla Summer Institute for Teachers. This year's theme is Understanding the Past, Shaping the Future: The Catholic Church in Time. For more information and to register please go to www.seatofwisdom.org or call us at 1-877-369-6520.

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    Year B - July 6 to July 12, 2015

    Day Requested for Requested by

    Mon No Morning Mass

    Tuesday 8:30 a.m.

    Geoff Barlow

    Smeenk Family - L&D

    Jean Hedley

    Johanna Verkoyen

    Wednesday 9:30 a.m.

    Redmond Family - L&D Jim Redmond

    Thursday 8:30 a.m.

    Nina Fracchioni Carolyn Green

    Friday 10:00 a.m.

    Albright Manor San Antonio Ranucci Family

    Saturday 5:00 p.m.

    For the People of St. Helen - L&D

    Sunday 9:00 a.m.

    11:00 a.m.

    St. Mark School

    Aldo & Lilia Cotterchio

    Jan Williams

    Geoff Barlow

    Alda Bianco Dolino

    Sharon Driscoll

    Christine Bonehill

    L & D (living & deceased)

  • Fourteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time Sunday July 5, 2015

    BEYOND PRESUPPOSITIONS God calls Ezekiel to prophesy to Israel. (Ezekiel) Paul is called, despite his weaknesses. (2 Corin-thians) Jesus is rejected in the synagogue. (Mark)

    Imagine our reaction if a large sphere came from outer space and landed in Central Park. The world watches as it opens, and a figure dressed in white emerges and says, I

    am a messenger from God. Most people would have a hard time believing such a claim. Just like Thomas, until we put our hand in the wound on Jesus side, we cant believe. Just like the villagers of Nazareth in todays Gospel, we find Jesus claim to be outrageous. Hes only Joseph the Carpenters son. How can he possibly be the Son of God? Our faith calls us to be among those of whom Jesus says: Blessed are those who have not seen and yet have believed. -- Dc. Dick Folger

    Prayers should be the key in the morning,

    and the lock at night. Dear Parishioners, When Constantine named his mother St. Helen as Augusta Imperatrix he also gave her unlimited access to the imperial treasury whereupon she built and refurbished three churches during her travels to holy places in Palestine. The key to the bank went missing somewhere in the shuffle to the 21st century and we need your connections to potential organizations and busi-nesses that may be willing to support our new church building campaign. Corporate sponsorship is an integral component of our fundraising initia-tives. The Corporate Sponsorship Fundraising Committee is organizing a dinner September 30 and is asking for parishioners help to submit the names of those businesses that might be invited to attend. Your help is vital to the success of the din-ner and the building of our beautiful new St. Helen Church. Please send your suggestions to: Rose Luppino: [email protected] Joanne McDonald: [email protected]


    Walking along beside me, Jesus, as I begin the months of summer.

    As I work, play, enjoy family time and friendships, may I hear your voice within me,

    guiding me toward all that is right and good. Give me faith in your presence,

    knowing that you walk beside me in everything I do. Gracious and Loving Jesus, thank you for the gift of

    summer. May the warmth of its sun and the beauty of its light

    remind me daily of Your love for me. Amen

    St. Helen Church

    Parish Office Summer Hours (July & August)

    Tuesday to Friday 9:00 a.m.noon

    Emergencies will be tended to. In an emergen-cy situation, please call the parish office and press #2 to leave an urgent message.

    Childrens Liturgy During the summer months, Childrens Liturgy will not take place at the 11 am Mass. It will resume in September. A special thank you to all the volun-teers who help with the children, for your time and commitment throughout the year. Enjoy your sum-mer! New ideas or Interested volunteers are welcom for Children's Liturgy. Also, donations of crayons, pen-cils perhaps even children's bible stories would be appreciated as well.

    Blessed Titus Brandsma Everyone welcome at the 30th annual celebration in honour of Blessed Titus Brandsma, O.Carm. on Ju-ly 12, 2015 @ 11 a.m. in the chapel at Mt. Carmel Spiritual Centre, Niagara Falls. Fr. Paul McDonald will be the celebrant. Following the service there will be a picnic on the grounds; bring your lawn chair and food basket. For information contact Frank Niesink 905-935-9457.

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  • St. Helen Church Knights of Columbus

    Council 15999 Thank you to all who attended our Instal-lation ceremony and dinner. Our next

    meeting will be held Tuesday July 8, 7 p.m. in the church basement. For info call Martin Marko 905-401-5646

    Canadian Tire Bills Keep up the housecleaning and send in your Canadian Tire money. It will be used for purchasing raffle/door prizes for future

    fundraising events for the new church. Thank you to Kate Thompson and her team of volunteers who organized a youth dance at St. Mark school and raised $543 for our new church! Penny by penny, were raising the roof!

    Holiday Time - Throughout the summer months the Sunday Mass schedule continues. When you are away on vacation please remember that the needs of the Church continue. Thank you for your support.

    Pray for the Popes July General / Mission Intentions

    Universal: Politics ~ That political responsibility may be lived at all levels as a high form of charity. Evangelization: The poor in Latin America ~ That, amid social inequalities, Latin American Christians may bear witness to love for the poor and contribute to a more fraternal society.

    Ministry Schedules

    Thank you to all our ministers for their service. JU-LY-SEPTEMBER MINISTRY SCHEDULES for Eucharistic Ministers, Ministers of the Word and altar servers have been distributed and emailed. They are also available on the church website at www.sthelenscatholic.ca If you are unable to serve at your scheduled time or date, please make alter-nate arrangements with another minister.

    Campaign Pledge Cards & Payments You are important! Thank you for your commitment to Our Campaign for the New Church. The efforts that we make together will contribute toward the mission of our Diocese and our Parish. Please re-member to honour the pledge that you made.

    If you havent yet submit-ted your completed pledge card, please do so at your earliest convenience.

    St. Vincent de Paul Conference St. Helen Church

    WHO ARE WE? The Society of St. Vincent de Paul founded in 1833 by Frederic Ozanam in Paris, is dedicated to the service of those in need through-out the world. St. Helen's Council presently has 6 active members that volunteer their time. WHAT DO WE DO? We help our needy neigh-bours that live within the boundaries of St. Hel-en. All calls are screened and a home visit is ar-ranged with 2 members attending. HOW ARE WE SUPPORTED? The poor box in the vestibule of the church is our main means of support. HOW CAN YOU DONATE? A cheque made out to St. Helen St. Vincent de Paul can be dropped in the poor box or the Sunday collection. There are also St. Vincent de Paul envelopes available for cash donations. We have just received a charity number which will enable us to issue tax re-ceipts in January. *Interested in joining us? Call Lorraine at 905-563-7043 All you need is the desire to help those in need, empathy for people, the ability to listen and an understanding of the Vincentian outlook. Discre-tion and confidentiality are priority.

    Are You Registered in Our Parish?

    Contact the office via email or phone to update your information or to register. Please do not take for granted that you are registered in the parish just because you attend Mass here. If we have no rec-ord of your parish membership, it could be quite embarrassing to us, or to you or your family, when someone wishes to make wedding plans, have a baby baptized, or if you have been asked to act as a sponsor for baptism or confirmation. Please fill out a registration form.

    FACE TO FACE Day after day, O Lord of my life,

    shall I stand before thee face to face. With folded hands, O Lord of all worlds,

    shall I stand before thee face to face.

    Under thy great sky in solitude and silence, with humble heart shall I stand before thee face to face.

    In this laborious world of thine, tumultuous with toil and with struggle, among

    hurrying crowds shall I stand before thee face to face.

    And when my work shall be done in this world, O King of kings, alone and speechless shall I stand

    before thee face to face.


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    L & D (living & deceased) Year B - July 13 to July 19, 2015

    Day Requested for Requested by

    Mon No Morning Mass

    Tuesday 8:30 a.m.

    Nina Fracchioni Maria & Rolando Cipro

    Wednesday 9:30 a.m.

    Vaz Family

    Archie, Helen & Mary Belle

    Misetich Family

    Ernie & Shirley Brunet

    Thursday 8:30 a.m.

    Mal Morrow Jean Barlow

    Friday 10:00 a.m.

    Menno Home The Family Anonymous

    Saturday 5:00 p.m.

    Lida Kaczmarski

    Eugenia & Augustino Ceco

    St. Johns School Staff

    Hrvatin Family

    Sunday 9:00 a.m.

    11:00 a.m.

    St. Mark School

    Nina Fracchioni

    For the People of St. Helen - L&D

    Francesca Paolone

    Fifteenth Sunday Ordinary Time Sunday July 12, 2015

    JOB OR VOCATION? Amos is sent to prophesy to Israel. (Amos) Christ leads Gods new people, the Church. (Ephesians) The Twelve are sent out two-by-two to continue Je-sus mission. (Mark)

    Rain began to fall on the small crowd gathered at the gravesite. The forlorn widow-er watched as his wifes cas-ket was lowered into the grave. The minister raced through the final prayers to

    beat the storm. As he finished, a flash of lightning struck, and the widower sighed with relief and said, Well, shes arrived. After sending the new disciples off on their first mission of evangelization, Jesus may well have wondered how they were doing. Perhaps some dis-tant lightning may have assured him that the disci-ples were doing just fine! -- Dc. Dick Folger

    Gardening Angels If you enjoy gardening and would like to help main-tain our church flower garden this summer, please

    let us know at the office. Our devoted gardeners could use some help!

    Branches Catholic Ministries

    presents Regenerate(d) 2015

    We come to be healed. We come to be educated. We come to be regenerated. Branches Catholic Ministries will be sponsoring a fall conference on October 3-4 at the Scotiabank Convention Cen-tre in Niagara Falls. Regenerate(d) 2015 will fea-ture dynamic talks from renowned Catholic speak-ers including Vinny Flynn, Sharon Lee Giganti, Mat-thew Leonard, Dr. Taylor Marshall, Fr. Larry Rich-ards, and Elizabeth Scalia. The conference will begin with an address by Most Rev. Gerard Bergie, Bishop of St. Catharines and this years main cele-brant and homilist. Pope Francis has called for an Extraordinary Jubilee of Mercy with the holy year to begin on December 8th. In preparation for this holy year, we invite you to attend Regenerate(d) 2015 which will speak to the intentions of our Holy Father to find a way for the church to make more evident its mission to be a witness of mercy The theme of this year's conference is Confession: The Sacra-ment of Divine Mercy. For more information, please visit www.go2branches.com or call Branches 905-685-7000. Please help us spread the word!

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    Sixteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time Sunday July 19, 2015

    RECEIVE THE PEOPLE A new shepherd will be sent to lead Israel. (Jeremiah) Christ is our peace. (Ephesians) Jesus is a good shepherd to the crowds. (Mark)

    After a hard week of work, who doesnt look forward to coming home on Friday night? Its finally your time to relax, enjoy dinner, take a bath, slip into your pajamas and curl up with a book. Our plans and hopes sometimes get swept aside when life sends an

    unexpected problem. Guests are not coming after all. Dinner got burned in the oven. Theres no hot water because the 10-year-old water heater blew up and flooded everything. Such was the case in todays Gospel story. The returning disciples were ready for some well-deserved rest. Jesus proposed that they all go to a deserted place. The Father had other plans. He was sending 5,000 followers to wait in a deserted cove. They were hungry and wanted to be fed. American poet Ralph Waldo Emerson might have been thinking about todays Gospel reading when

    he observed: The task ahead of us is never as great as the Power behind us. -- Dc. Dick Folger

    Hear Ye, Hear Ye, Hear Ye!!!

    Congratulations to our June draw winners: Noel Murphy ticket #194 - $1000, Elizabeth Herron & Greg Glen ticket #47 - $1000 Rick Hendriks ticket #181 - $500, Jean Barlow ticket #64 - $500, Joey Jackson ticket #495 - $250, Ron Bakker ticket #29 - $250 Antonella Boncori ticket #180 - $250 Jim VanderZalm ticket #109 - $250 Thanks to everyone who helped to make this a very successful 3rd Annual St. Helen's Church Raf-fle. Stay tuned for details concerning our 4th Annu-al St. Helen's Church Raffle. A special Thank You to Michelle Mackey and her excellent Sales Team.

    Get involved and support our next Raffle event.

    The Morning Coffee Club

    Join us for a cup of brew after morning mass on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

    L & D (living & deceased) Year B - July 20 to July 26, 2015

    Day Requested for Requested by

    Mon No Morning Mass


    8:30 a.m. Intns of Hendriks & deKoning Fam.- L&D Helen & Andy Hendriks


    9:30 a.m. Helen & Andy Hendriks

    Diocesan Catholic Womens



    8:30 a.m.

    Franz Ruisz

    Carmela & Antonio Guerriero

    Herb Ruiss & Family

    Guerriero Family


    8:30 a.m. Maria & Gerald Murphy Paul Murphy


    5:00 p.m. For the People of St. Helen - L&D


    9:00 a.m.

    11:00 a.m.

    St. Mark School

    Frank & Sylvia Maggio

    Giuseppe Marrese

    Louise & Brian Laidlaw

    Belinda Rea

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    L & D (living & deceased) Year B - July 27 to August 2, 2015

    Day Requested for Requested by

    Mon No Morning Mass

    Tuesday 8:30 a.m.

    Blessed Virgin Mary Giuseppina Romasco

    Wednesday 9:30 a.m.

    Orsola Elia & Lina Cipro Theresa & Andreas Cipro

    Thursday 8:30 a.m.

    Erika Izzo Burns Family

    Friday 8:30 a.m.

    Alex Nagypal

    Emerick Borcsok Alex Geczy

    Saturday 5:00 p.m.

    Lorenz Bittner

    Norman Bertrand

    Borg Family

    Denise Bertrand

    Sunday 9:00 a.m.

    11:00 a.m.

    St. Mark School

    Maria Monaco

    For the People of St. Helen - L&D

    Francesca Paolone

    Seventeenth Sunday in Ordinary Time Sunday July 26, 2015

    GOD PROVIDES Elisha puts hungry people first. (2 Kings) We are called to be one in the spirit of Christ. (Ephesians) Jesus feeds the multitude. (John)

    Back in 1918, Harry Hou-dini took the stage of New Yorks Hippodrome Theater and astonished his audi-ence with his Vanishing Elephant illusion. He led an elephant into a huge

    cabinet and shut and closed the doors. When he later reopened the cabinet, it was empty. Nearly 100 years later, Magician Criss Angel did the trick in reverse. He took his audience into an empty parking lot and had them form a large circle by locking their hands. Inside the circle Criss raised curtains to form a foursided pen. When the curtains were lowered, an elephant was miraculously stand-ing in the midst of the astonished audience. Its hard not to believe our eyes, but we know deep down that these are just very clever tricks. Todays gospel tells us the story of the miracle of the feeding of the 5000. It was no trick. Some may

    have thought Jesus was a magician, but they came to know that what was happening was really the true power of Almighty God. It was happening be-fore their very own eyes, and it was all undeniably true! -- Dc. Dick Folger


    at Mount Carmel in Niagara Falls . . .

    The Decalogue: The Ten Commandments with Fr. Jay Comerford, O. Carm.

    July 12-15 This retreat uses Krzysztof Kieslowski's award-winning films (a series of ten shorts created for Polish Television) that elucidate each of the Ten Commandments. We will explore and compare two sets of commandments in the Books of Exodus and Leviticus, view the films, and conclude with a prayer service examining one's conscience, with mercy and absolution.

    Enjoying the Psalms Today with Fr. Craig Morrison, O. Carm.

    July 23-26 During these days together we will study and pray the Psalms. We will be provided with some back-ground information on the history of the Psalms and on Hebrew poetry in general. But we will also expe-rience the Psalms, praying them with music and imagery.