Bulletin for Sunday, August 14

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This weekend, we welcome Father Paul Farin of Cross International Catholic Outreach who is speaking at all Masses on behalf of the poor in developing countries.  Cross International Catholic Outreach was founded to create a meaningful link between parishes in America and the priests and nuns working in the Church overseas in the Caribbean, Africa, Asia, Central and South America.
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St. John the Evangelist Parish 
12th Annual Golf tournament 
 On Monday, September 12, St. John the Evangelist Parish will sponsor its 12th annual Golf tournament.  The goal of the tournament is to raise funds for the parish youth programs.  In order to continue these programs, we are asking for your support.  Your generous participation as a player or a sponsor in this year’s tournament will contribute to the efforts in continuing Youth Ministry.  If you are interested in playing, you may pick up a registration form from the back of the church or the rectory.  If you have any questions or are interested in donating to the golf tournament, please call the rectory at 617 846-7400.
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This weekend, August 13th/14th flowers have been placed on our altar in memory of Richard S. Evans by his loving family.
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We welcome a new member to our parish staff.
Karen Flaherty will be directing the Confirmation program.  She will also be assisting Sister Jane with the Sunday School Program.
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A word about RCIA:  RCIA is the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults, a process by which adults “after hearing the mystery of Christ proclaimed, consciously and freely seek the living God…..By God’s help they will be strengthened spiritually during their preparation and…..will receive the sacraments fruitfully”.
The RCIA program includes: people who were never baptized; those baptized in another faith; and those who were baptized Catholic but have never received the sacraments of Eucharist or Confirmation. If you are interested in the Catholic faith, or have a friend or relative who may be interested in making this journey of faith, please invite the person to contact Sister Jane at the rectory.
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Altar Servers:  Please pick up your new schedules in the sacristy after Mass.
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PRAY FOR WORLD PEACE – PRAY THE ROSARY
Registration for Religious Education for the 2011- 2012 school year is over.  Any family now registering will be charged an extra $25.00 late fee, and will not be guaranteed the class or day of their choice as classes have filled up fast.
Registration forms can be found at the back of the church or you can stop by the Religious Education office from 8:00am to 3:00pm Monday to Friday.  If you have any questions, please call 617 846-3100.
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The Religious Education Office needs your help! 
Below is a list of grades for which we still need teachers in September.  Help pass along your knowledge of our Catholic Religion to the students of St. John’s.  It is only once a week for the weekly program and twice a month for the Sunday School Program.  The program begins at the end of September and ends in April.  Classes usually don’t exceed 12 students.  Come for a visit to the Religious Ed.
Office in the school building and take a look at what we have to offer.  We are in the office Monday through Thursday from 8:00am until 3:00pm.  Or you can reach us at 617 846-3100 with any questions you may have.
Monday Grades 1,2,5,6 2:40-3:40pm
Tuesday Grades 1,4 2:40-3:40pm
Wednesday Grade 3  2:40-3:40pm
2nd & 4th Sundays  Grades 3,4,7 10:45-11:45am
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Memorial Gift Donations have been received in memory of: 
   ~Samuel Baptista  ~Anibal Cora Flores 
   ~Antonio Boschette  ~Joseph Grasso 
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Since August 15th, The Feast of the Assumption, falls on a Monday this year, it is not a holy day of obligation.  There will only be a 9am Mass that day.
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Consider singing with the Adult Choir this fall.  Our first rehearsal is Wednesday, September 14th at 7:00p.m.  We enjoy singing four part harmony and would welcome new members.  Please see Stephen Lee, our Music Director.
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In your charity, please pray for the soul of Margaret Butler who was buried from St. John’s this past week and for Christopher Joseph Nugent who died recently. May their souls and the souls of all the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace.
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“Give something, however small, to the one in need. For it is not small to one who has nothing.  Neither is it small to God if we have given what we could.”
St. Gregory of Nanzianzus 
TWENTIETH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME AUGUST 14, 2011 
 
Commitment to Parish Life (CPL) 
People sharing time, talent and treasure
Parish Support and Finances 
Our Offertory this weekend August 13th/14th has one intention: our regular Parish Support.  Thank you for your generosity.
 
Prior Week Offertory:  $5,452.00 – Budgeted Goal: $6,100.00 
Weekly collection funds the day to day operations of the Parish.
FYTD Off.: $32,568.00 – Budgeted Offertory: $36,600.00 
Our fiscal year to date totals which began as of July 1st, 2011
Catholic Relief Services Collection: – $806.00 
Annualized Sustaining Commitments:  These funds come from parishioners who have committed to weekly, monthly, quarterly and/or annual donations, replacing their regular weekly offertory.
These pledged commitments enable us to more effectively budget and manage ongoing expenses.  July $9,041.00 
Number of Sustaining Commitments to date:  237 
Annualized Commitments to date:  $9,041.00 
Registered Heads of Households:  2500 
Estimated Average Weekly Attendance:  1239 
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First & Fourth Sunday of Month – Swahili Mass – 5pm – chapel
Every Monday thru Saturday – Rosary after 9am. Mass – all are welcome
Every Monday Evening – Eucharistic Adoration 6:30-8pm with
Divine Mercy Chaplet – 7-7:15pm – chapel – all are welcome
Aug. 11thScavenger Hunt
Aug. 17thFinance Council Mtg. – 6:30pm – rectory
Sept. 7thBldg. & Prop. Comm. Mtg. – 7pm – rectory
Sept. 12th – 12th Annual Golf Tournament
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TWENTIETH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME 
First Reading:  Isaiah 56:1, 6-7 
 The last part of the book of Isaiah contains the words of a prophet who lived after the Jews returned from exile.  Today’s passage speaks of salvation being offered to all, regardless of ethnic origin or social condition.  Christians have seen in this an anticipation of the message that Jesus will preach.
Second Reading:  Romans 11:13-15, 29-32 
 Today’s reading is the conclusion of Paul’s thoughts about how Jewish people are going to participate in the saving grace of Jesus.  Paul was Jewish and he loved his own people.  He was disappointed that most of them had not accepted the Gospel.
Paul hoped that his success in converting the Gentiles would encourage the Jewish people to take a second look at the message of Jesus.
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Like to Bike?  Catholic Charities North is seeking riders for the Rodman Ride for Kids on Saturday, Sept. 24, 2011.  Beautiful 25, 50 or 100 mile course through Foxboro area.  Seeking individuals who love bicycling and giving back to youth and children’s programs in their community.  Participating gives you the chance to do both!  All costs of The Ride are underwritten so 100% of funds raised support youth programs at Catholic Charities North.  Rodman Ride then matches riders’ fundraising at 10% giving maximum impact on local youth programming.  Contact Sarah Bartley at sarah_bartley@ccab.org or 781 593-2312 x222.
 
She said, “Please, Lord, for even the dogs eat the scraps that fall from the table of their masters.” Then Jesus said to her in reply, “O woman, great is your faith! Let it be done for you as you wish.” And her daughter was healed from that hour.  
-Mt 15:27-28 
Readings for the Week of August 14, 2011
Sunday: Is 56:1, 6-7/Rom 11:13-15, 29-32/Mt 15:21-28
Monday: Vigil: 1 Chr 15:3-4, 15-16; 16:1-2/1 Cor 15:54b- 57/Lk 11:27-28
Day: Rv 11:19a; 12:1-6a, 10ab/1 Cor 15:20-27/Lk 1:39-56
Tuesday: Jgs 6:11-24a/Mt 19:23-30
Wednesday: Jgs 9:6-15/Mt 20:1-16
Thursday: Jgs 11:29-39a/Mt 22:1-14
Friday: Ru 1:1, 3-6, 14b-16, 22/Mt 22:34-40
Saturday: Ru 2:1-3, 8-11; 4:13-17/Mt 23:1-12
Next Sunday: Is 22:19-23/Rom 11:33-36/Mt 16:13-20
Week of Monday, August 15th – Sunday, August 21st 
Mon.  9:00  Rita Macken – Month’s Mind
Tues. 9:00  The Benefactors of the Parish
Wed.  9:00 Mary E. Norton – 3rd Anniversary
Thur.  9:00 Francis X. Dalton
Fri. 9:00 The People of the Parish
Sat 9:00 Louise Wells – Month’s Mind
4:00 The Deceased Members of the Magee and Driscoll Families
Sunday 8:00 Joseph G. Vecchio, John Mantia and Anthony & Josephine Mantia
10:00 Warren Kirby, Sr.
12:00 Theresa Caserta – 2nd Anniversary
Grace E. Corbett – 55th Anniversary
Charles Capone, Sr. – 4th Anniversary
Richard Currier, Sr. – 12th Anniversry
Abigail Rondon
Mario & Carmella Varone
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FOR RENT – CONVENT OFFICE SPACE 
We are seeking suitable professional tenants to occupy the former St. John’s Convent.  There are two smaller offices, which can be combined.  Utilities included.  Some limitations.  Reasonable.  Call the parish office: 617 846-7400.
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“Human life, above all other life, is a superlative gift of God, to be gratefully received, cherished, protected and extolled.”
Pope John Paul II 

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