October 15, 2017 Twenty- eight Sunday in Ordinary Time Sunday Mass: Vigil 4:00pm; 9:00am, 11:00am Weekday Mass: 9:00am - Except Wednesday Morning Prayer 8:45am
St. Athanasius Church 300 Haverhill St, Reading, 01867 Monday - Friday 9am-4pm www.StAthanasiusReading.org [email protected]
Eucharistic Adoration Thursdays 6:30 - 7:30pm Confessions Available First Saturday Mass: 9:00am
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Reconciliation: Saturdays 3:153:45pm and during Eucharistic Adoration. Baptism: Celebrated the 3rd Sunday at 1pm. Call to register for Baptism Prep. Anointing of the Sick: Notify the office when a person is seriously ill. Extraordinary Ministers are available to bring the Eucharist to the homebound. Marriage: Call at least 6 months in advance of your wedding.
St. Athanasius Parish, Reading, MA
Please pray for our military and civilians who defend our freedom, especially:
Saturday, Oct 14 4:00pm Leo Bertoncini Memorial Sunday, Oct 15 9:00am Salvatore Follo Birthday Memorial 11:00am Mass for the People of St. Athanasius Monday, Oct 16 9:00am Peter A. Rubbicco Memorial Tuesday, Oct 17 9:00am Marie Lombardini Memorial Wednesday, Oct 18 9:00am NO MASS Thursday, Oct 19 9:00am Rev. John Mansfield Memorial 6:30pm Adoration Friday, Oct 20 9:00am Wayne Lovell Memorial Saturday, Oct 21 4:00pm Margherita DelGreco Memorial Sunday, Oct 22 9:00am Dr.Michael & Jacqueline Scarpitto Memorial 11:00am Mass for the People of St. Athanasius
The 26th “Yankee” Brigade, and 1st Lts. Ryan & Nolan Johnson, US Army, Patrick Cavanaugh, PFC Christopher Lewis, CPL.Brenden Amico, Justin Whitmarsh, PFC Michael Goddard, Chaplain Tom Whiteman, Brian Basso US. Army, USMC Captain Zachary Johnson
Remember those in need of prayers, especially: Maryann Lucerto, Margaret Sumner, John Cadigan, Pat K & Family, Marie Brown, JDF & Family, Patrick & Brianna, Rick Q, Trudy, Sean T, Dianne, Dina Luongo, Anne,Katy, Bernadette, Bryan, Guarino Family, Fran P, Robert, Richard, Steve R, Nowicki family, Scott, Trudy, Carla, Patrick M, Matthew, Paula, Marie M,Sheila S, Bob C, Rose, Dom, Daniel, Paige Goulet, Sandra Cadigan, Lindsey, Matt & Chloe, Margie M, Kelly G, Frank G, Ben Goodhue, Jeff Eble, Peter, James B, John M, Christine M, Sheila D, Richard Rossi, Dottie Dillon, Dorothea Golini, Richard, Andrew, Thomas, Anna W, Mary M, Terry G,Larry Yetman, Marion,Phil T,Beth O, Denise, Martha K,Anne Marie, Barbara G, Tim Ervin and family, Barbara, Daniel, Asher,Brian,Caitlyn,Sue, Jill, Frank Thomas, Ryan Smith, Johnson Family,Elliott Family,Beth Munn Griffin, Bill Griffin & famly, Danny,Joan.B,Josephine.S,Bob Curran, David W, Morgan L, Enzo David,Josie B,Dan Daley,Chip Case, Ed. S, Frank. F
W EEKLY O FFERTORY
Mass Attendance Last Week : 440 1st Collection $ 6738 Next Week 2nd Collection is World Mission Sunday
These names will stay in the Prayer Corner until Sunday, Oct 8th- Call the office or email [email protected]
to add or renew a name of your loved ones on the list.
Please continue to pray for the people and areas devastated by Hurricanes Harvey & Irma.
M EETINGS & E VENTS Oct 14
Youth Night in PC
Grade 7 class in PC Grade 10 class in PC
9:55 - 10:55 12:00 - 2:00
Grade 2 Parent Meeting in church
We will continue to support relief efforts throughout hurricane season. If interested in donating, Please mail checks to the parish office with Disaster Relief in the memo. Your generosity is greatly appreciated
S CRIPTURE FOR THE WEEK OF O CTOBER 15 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22
SUN Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat SUN
Is 25:6-10a/Phil 4:12-14, 19-20/Mt 22:1-14 or 22:1-10 Rom 1:1-7/Lk 11:29-32 Rom 1:16-25/Lk 11:37-41 2 Tm 4:10-17b/Lk 10:1-9 Rom 3:21-30/Lk 11:47-54 Rom 4:1-8/Lk 12:1-7 Rom 4:13, 16-18/Lk 12:8-12 Is 45:1, 4-6/1 Thes 1:1-5b/Mt 22:15-21
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CHRISTMAS FAIRE REQUESTS & UPDATES
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The Christmas Faire, a 25+ tradition at St. Athanasius, is looking for donations for many area’s of the Faire. Each weekend leading up to the Faire we will highlight an area. Labeled boxes will be in the back of church for Jewelry, Country Marketplace and Toy donations. White Elephant and all donations (excluding small furniture, see below) will be accepted before and after the weekend masses, Nov 4 & 5 and Nov 11 & 12. All donations will also be accepted during set-up week, Nov 13-16, from 9:00 am - 3:00 pm, or by arrangement. Thank you for your continued support and generosity. ***All donations should be NEW/LIKE NEW/Gently used***
Family Mass Sunday Oct 22nd
North Pole Toy Store Popular toys: Loose Legos (for our new “make a creation” area), Imaginext, Star Wars, Melissa and Doug, Tonka/Hess Trucks, Matchbox cars, art/craft sets, games (with all the pieces please), puzzles, children books, games for electronic gaming counsels and DVDs (no VHS). Please, no infant toys, car seats or toy guns/weapons.
Coffee Hour Please Consider Hosting !! We are always in need of hosts A nice way to relax with friends from our parish. Contact Sophie at 781-944-9085
New toys: With Christmas around the corner this a popular table. Maybe an unopened toy you have in a closet at home. Clearance shelves are also a great place to find bargains especially at places like Kohl’s where you can use a coupon for additional savings.
or sign up in the Parish Center For OCT & NOV
LADIES SODALITY The Ladies Sodality seeks to bring women together under the banner of our Blessed Mother and through dedication to her ideals enhance both the spiritual and social life of its members and St. Athanasius.
Small Furniture Decorative items, small tables, chairs, bookcases, desks. These donations can be dropped off before and after the masses Nov 11 & 12 or Nov 13-15, 9:00 am to 3:00 pm, or by special arrangement. Don’t forget previous highlighted area’s: Country Marketplace: Seasonal/holiday centerpieces & decor, unused jar/taper candles, giftables, gift bags, hostess gifts, decorative picture frames, homemade jellies/jams/ sauces. Donations from crafters gladly accepted (attach a business card to your handmade donation). Jewelry: Necklaces, rings, pins, earrings, watches, bracelets, cuff links, etc. Knit/Crochet: handmade mittens, hats, blankets, christmas stockings, yarn donations, etc.
Ladies Sodality will be meeting SATURDAY, October 21st @ 8:00am IN THE PARISH CENTER. PLEASE CONSIDER JOINING US FOR AN HOUR OF SERVICE AND PRAYER.
See the church website for more information about donating to these area’s or any other area of the Christmas Faire.
A generous donation made by : David and Patricia Coppola to our parish for Fuel Assistance. Your kindness and generosity is greatly appreciated !
If you have any questions please contact Michele Barrette at [email protected]
or Joanne Fitzpatrick at [email protected]
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COMMUNITY NEWS Youth Ministry COR UNUM MEAL CENTER Our next visit to serve dinner at Cor Unum Meal Center in Lawrence are 10/21,11/18,12-16 These trips are open to ages 13 and up. We will meet at 3:15pm in the St. Athanasius Parish Center and return to Reading around 7:30 or 8pm. PLEASE RSVP TO BRAD ONE WEEK BEFOREHAND.
FAMILY MASSES Our next Family Masses at St. Athanasius are at 9am on Sunday 10/22 and 630pm on Tuesday evening, 11/21 . For our Family Masses, we seek teens and youth to help with the Mass by serving as lectors for the readings, bringing up the gifts, and assisting with the offering collection. Please sign up with Brad if you would like to participate in the Family Mass.
YOUTH NIGHT : We invite anyone in grades 6-12 to Youth Night on Saturday, 10/14 at 7-9pm in the St. Athanasius Parish Center. We will be making fleece blankets for a local shelter and there will be dinner, games, and movies as well. To attend, please RSVP with Brad by Friday,
REMIND APP: We have a group communication program using text messaging called Remind. Get youth ministry updates via texts right to your phone. Your cell phone number will not be known. To get started, text @stasyouth to the number 81010 and follow the instructions.
SOCIAL MEDIA: Follow us on Instagram @saintasyouth or like us on Facebook at St. Athanasius and St. Agnes Youth Ministry.
WE ALWAYS NEED VOLUNTEERS for events listed Please contact Brad Agostonelli , Youth Minister Cell: 585-200-2831 Office: 781-944-0330 [email protected]
Prayer Ministry MUSIC MINISTRY
Hosted by Katie Curtis
Every other Saturday after the 4:00 Mass In the Parish Center We will pray for each other, for our country, and for the world. 10/21, 11/4, and 11/18 The meetings will be an hour long. The purpose of this is for all our parishioners to have a place to bring their intentions and pray together as a community. Come for five minutes or stay the whole time.
Musicians and singers are wanted! Any middle or high schoolers who sing or play an instrument are invited to participate in the Mass choir at St. Athanasius. Please contact Music Director John Donovan for more information: [email protected]
Donation Opportunities for Special Items
Heating Oil (1 week)
1 Month of Altar candles
Flowers for the week
Bread & Wine for the week
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28th Sunday in Ordinary Time A small church in our community runs bus trips called “The Artistry of God.” These daily and weekend tours travel all over northeastern Pennsylvania, New York and New England, just to admire the glorious mountains as they become blankets of spectacular color. The air is crisp and clean, the mood of the passengers is jovial and everyone is renewed and encouraged with such breathtaking scenery. It is the best part of autumn. Time and again in Scripture, we hear how God renews the earth. His People are freed from sin, given new freedom, and blessed with abundance. God’s love is manifested in His work of creation, His work of redemption and His work of sanctification. We are God’s work of art and in each other we see His perfection and His holiness. When God calls us to love one another, he does not exclude anyone. All people are called to the banquet of life that the Lord sets before us. We are called in a unique way to serve the needs of others and see for ourselves how wonderful and marvelous it is to live in the house of the Lord. Do not allow sin, pride or prejudice to block our vision and miss the handiwork of God.
~James Gaffney, © 2008 Karides Lic. to St. George Publishing
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FREE Caregiver Program
Pastor ………………………………. Reverend Darin V. Colarusso [email protected]
Empowering Caregivers series provides education and practical tools to those caring for someone with dementia. A FREE two-part series that covers communication techniques, strategies to manage difficult behaviors, and safety in the home; Thursdays October 12th & October 19th 5pm7:30pm; Lawrence Memorial Hospital of Medford; 170 Governors Ave, Medford. This program is not intended for the person with dementia and is geared toward family caregivers only.
Parochial Vicar………………………..Reverend Patrick Armano [email protected]
Permanent Deacon………………………….Deacon Neil Sumner [email protected]
Permanent Deacon…………..….………… Deacon Matt Baltier [email protected]
Administrative Office Manager………………. Kerry Basford [email protected]
Director of Religious Ed……………………………….. Jo-Ann Rossi [email protected]
PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED 800-272-3900 or email [email protected]
. Sponsored by Hallmark Health, Tufts Health Plan and the Alzheimer’s Association.
Music Director..………………………………………..John Donovan [email protected]
Business Manager……………………………………...Janine Castro [email protected]
A Day of Fellowship and Sharing Golden Threads Ministry Gathering Saturday, October 14, 2017 10:00am - 2:00pm
Administrative Assistant ……………………….. Luann Barretto [email protected]
Youth Ministry……………………………………….Brad Agostinelli [email protected]
St. Agnes Church – Parish Center 186 Woburn Street Reading, Massachusetts
Religious Ed Administrative Assistant …..Michele Barrette [email protected]
Be our guest. Bring a friend or two, a project to work on and a bag lunch. Coffee, tea and desserts provided.
Submissions for our bulletin are by Monday 9am [email protected]
Special request for donations: Donate a knitted or crocheted item, a skein of yarn or two on day of gathering, i.e. Mittens, scarves, hats, afghan, etc. Your donation will be gladly accepted and forwarded to one of the following organizations: Mission of Deeds, St. Vincent de Paul, Pregnancy Care Center, and Lazarus House. Yarn donations will be forwarded to various Senior Centers.
HOLY LAND PILGRIMAGE Walking in the Footsteps of Jesus February 15-25, 2018 Fr. Liias and Fr. Armano, Spiritual Directors
READING FOOD PANTRY
Join Fr. Liias and Fr. Armano on a Pilgrimage to the Holy Land. We will experience the Scriptures come alive and see where Jesus began his ministry. As we follow in the footsteps of Jesus, we will discover this unique and spiritual land with visits to Galilee, Tiberius, Nazareth, Caesarea, Capernaum, Bethlehem and Jerusalem.
Suggestions for October Laundry Detergent, Soap, Juice boxes, Deodorant, Shampoo & Conditioner, Paper towels, Mac & Cheese, Stuffing, Canned goods
There are still some spaces available to register for the pilgrimage. For more information and to obtain a brochure, contact Cathy DiPirro @ 781-307-2474 or [email protected]
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