Fifth Sunday of Lent March 25, 2012
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READINGS FOR THIS
FOR NEXT WEEKEND
1st Reading: Jer 31:31-34 1st Reading: Is 50:4-7
Responsorial Psalm Responsorial Psalm
2nd Reading: Heb 5:7-9 2nd Reading: Phil 2:6-11
Gospel Reading: Jn 12:20-33 Gospel Reading: Mk 14:1-15:471 or Mk 15:1-39
Jesus answered them, "The hour has come for the Son of Man to be glorified. Amen, amen, I say to you, unless a grain of wheat falls to the ground and dies, it remains just a grain of wheat; but if it dies, it produces much fruit." - Jn 12:23-24
Mar. 25 Sun. 7:30 p.m. Paul Blanchard
11:00 a.m. People of the Parish
Mar. 26 Mon. 9:00 a.m. Mary Gatto
Mar. 29 Thu. 9:00 a.m. Patricia Edwards
Mar. 30 Fri. 9:00 a.m. Edward Hoeg
Mar. 31 Sat. 9:00 a.m. Barbara Noll
4:00 p.m. People of the Parish
Apr. 1 Sun. 7:30 a.m. Paul Troiani
9:00 a.m. Ryan Graffam
11:00 a.m. Timothy Hourihan
SACRIFICIAL GIVING….for March 17/18:
$ 1,359.85 loose
$ 3,670.00 151 envelopes
$ 5,029.85 Thank you for your support of the parish.
Please return the Easter Flower Envelopes with the names of those to be remembered by April 1st.
ATTENTION COLLEGE STUDENTS AND YOUNG ADULTS
Come join your peers on April 27th/28th for our 5th annual Arch. of Boston Eucharistic Congress for College Students and Young Adults. Meet new people, listen to dynamic speakers, celebrate Mass with Cardinal Seán, food catered by the Italian restaurants of the North End. At Sacred Heart and St. Leonard’s Churches in the North End of Boston. For more information please visit our website at www.eucharisticcongress.com
Once again Island Terrace has very generously sponsored Saints Martha and Mary’s Third Annual Easter Egg Hunt. It will be on Easter Sunday between the 9:00 and 11:00 Masses, approximately 10:15-10:30. This is for all ages of children, all are welcome! If you can help with the preparations (filling and hiding eggs), please contact Amy at the rectory at 508-947-2107 or SaintsMarthaAndMary@comcast.net.
Friday Meager Meals: 6:00 PM Stations of the Cross/Benediction: Fridays, 7:00 PM
Special Penance Service: Will be held at Sacred Heart Parish on Wednesday March 21st at 6:30 p.m. There will be several priests available to hear confessions.
Lenten Booklets: There are Lenten booklets at the doors of the Church. Please take one and use it during the days of Lent. It will help to make your Lent profitable. Two families spoke to me last weekend and said they use it each day with the family.
Daily Mass is celebrated Monday through Saturday at 9:00 a.m. There is a Eucharistic Service on Tuesday at 9:00 a.m. Tuesday evening there is Mass at 7:30 p.m. If you cannot make a morning Mass, maybe you could come to a Tuesday night Mass.
The Light is On For You: Come and celebrate the Sacrament of Reconciliation, confession from 6:30-8:00 p.m. on the following Wednesdays during Lent: Feb. 29, March 7,14, & 28, and April 4. How long has it been? Why not come as a family ? Please don’t miss out on this opportunity.
A letter From the Archbishop of Boston
Dear Father Daley:
I write in response to your letter to me dated January 26, 2012, in which you request Senior Priest/Retirement status. In accord with your request, I am ending your assignment as Pastor at Saints Martha and Mary Parish in Lakeville, and I am granting you Senior Priest/Retirement status. The effective date of these actions is June 5, 2012.
Allow me this opportunity to thank you in the name of the people of the Archdiocese, for the ministry which you have offered so generously since your ordination over forty-nine years ago. You have served with dedication since your first assignment as a young priest at St. Bernadette Parish in Randolph and in your subsequent assignments in Somerville, Randolph, and Wilmington – during many of these years working as Chaplain with young people. In April of 1985 you began a period of over twenty-seven years as Pastor at Saint James Parish in Arlington, followed, in 2004, by your present assignment at Saints Martha and Mary Parish in Lakeville, which you have carried out faithfully for these past seven years. Without doubt, over all these years the lives of many people have been enriched by your priestly ministry. You are truly appreciated for all that you have done, and you will continue to be appreciated for your prayerful support, and whatever efforts your age and health will allow you to contribute in the future. May God Bless you with His joy, comfort and peace.
With all good wishes and assurance of a remembrance in my prayers, I am,
Fraternally yours in Christ, Sean, Archbishop of Boston
2012 CATHOLIC APPEAL
In the Gospel this Sunday, Jesus tells us that we will be honored by the Father when we serve Him. This, our Christian mission, is fulfilled when we give to the Catholic Appeal. This annual effort supports and helps countless pastoral, charitable and educational programs. Please consider joining with Saints Martha and Mary Parish in our commitment to stewarding our resources for the betterment of others. For More information visit www.BostonCatholicAppeal.org
ST VINCENT de PAUL SOCIETY
During this Lenten Season we have been sacrificing in many different ways to honor Jesus for the ultimate sacrifice he made for us. One crucial thing that parishioners at St.’s Martha and Mary have not given up, is their dedication in supporting the mission at The Society of St. Vincent de Paul. The continued food and monetary donations is an integral ingredient in the recipe for success as we Vincentians address the needs of the many families in our communities that are struggling. Thank You So Very Much for the additional contributions last weekend and for Your Continued Generosity.
Thank You and May God Bless You,
Al Cronin, President
For information on how you can help the St. Vincent de Paul Society through volunteerism or in other ways, please Contact : Alfred Cronin, 508-944-0952, or Virgel Blaschke, 401-835-0766. Meetings are held on the 1st and 3rd Wednesdays at 6:30 pm in the basement meeting hall of the Sacred Heart Parish Center.