Bulletin for Sunday, May 8

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Today is the day we honor our mothers, living and
deceased.  May we keep them in our prayers and continue to
let them know of our love every day.
Happy Mother’s Day to all our mothers and to all
who have nourished us during our lives.
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Congratulations to the children who received their
First Holy Communion on May 1st, 2011.
Victoria Abate  Joseph Holgersen
Ava Alioto  Brian Houghton
Kyleigh Alioto  Ryan Hovermale
Sophia Aravena  Robert Hubert
Grace Armitstead Kaitlyn Jevoli
Thomas Bailey  Carolyn Kinsella
Charles Barbrie  John Langone
Heather Buccini  Donavan MacMillan
Aidan Cash  Jillian McKinnon
Camden Conway Christian Medina
Brooke Costin  Liliana Napoli
Matthew D’Aiello Stephen Oakes-Reardon
Gianna Doherty  Skylar Parker
Jenna Dorr  Stephen Perullo
Maura Dorr  Conlan Petersen
Christopher Ferrara Dario Petrillo
Olivia Festa  Andrew Ronan
Sabrina Feudo  Antea Schlichting
Jack Fobert  Isabella Sernavsky
Grace Galuris  Jack Shea
Michael Gillis  Nicholas Shea
Ryan Ginchereau James Silva
Molly Girard  Evan Smotrich
Aiden Green  Evan Trafton
Carlie Harris  Emily Williams
Michael Harris  Cody Wojcik
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FAMILY LITURGY
Every Sunday, September through June, the 10am
Mass will have a focus on the family with the children in
mind.
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NOVENA DEVOTIONS TO ST. ANTHONY
The Novena to St. Anthony of Padua is being held
on each Tuesday morning after the 9am Mass until June 7th.
All are welcome!
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PRAY FOR WORLD PEACE – PRAY THE ROSARY

BEREAVEMENT MINISTRY
For those who have experienced the recent death of a loved
one, you are invited to participate in a seven week
Bereavement Group.  We will explore the grieving process,
have an opportunity to share common feelings and pray
together.  Meetings will be held on Tuesday evenings
beginning May 3rd through June 14th from 7:00 to 8:30pm in
the rectory.  Sister Jane Iannaccone, S.P. will be the
facilitator.  Please call Sister Jane at 617 846-7400 for more
information or to register.
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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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Sister Jane’s Faith Sharing Group will be held on
Tuesday, May 10th at 11:00am in the rectory.  Please call
Sister Jane for information at 617 846-7400.  All are
welcome to attend!
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Next Sunday, May 15th, 2011, the Church
throughout the world celebrates World Day of Prayer for
Vocations.  Pope Benedict XVI is inviting Catholics all over
the globe to participate by praying and encouraging
Vocations to the Priesthood and Religious Life.  The Holy
Father’s Theme for this year is:  “Proposing Vocations in
the Local Church”. For more information please contact
the Vocation Office at 617-746-5949.
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Second: Tammy Riley and Michael Marino
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This weekend, May 7th/8th, is Winthrop Food Pantry
Weekend.  Whatever non-perishable food you may bring
will be gratefully received and appreciated.  They rely on
your help and you have never failed them.  God bless you!
 
THIRD SUNDAY OF EASTER
 
Regular Parish Support
Actual Weekly Offertory                    Budgeted Weekly Off. Goal
$6,748.00   $6,300.00
Actual F.Y.T.D Offertory                 Budgeted F.Y.T.D. Off. Goal
$245,298.00   $270,900.00
Grand Annual:  $87,757.00          Grand Annual Goal-$95,000.00
CPL – April:  $8,096.00                       CPL – YTD:  $70,085.50
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Every Sunday – Family Liturgy – 10:00am Mass
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
Every Wednesday Evening – Adult Choir Rehearsal – 7pm
May 10thFaith Sharing Group – 11:00am – rectory
May 12thThurs. – Tech. & Comm. Mtg. – 7:30pm – rectory
May 18thWed. – Finance Council Mtg. – 6:30pm – rectory
May 20thMiddle School Drop-In – 7:15pm – gym
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Our Offertory this weekend,
May 7th/8th has one Intention:  our
regular Parish Support Collection.  Next
weekend, May 14th/15th, there will be
the Collection for Communications.
The basket will be passed once.  We thank you for your
generosity.
Reflection:  The disciples on the road to Emmaus walked
and talked with Jesus all day long, but it was not until they
offered Him hospitality and He blessed and broke the bread
that they recognized Him.  Simple acts of loving kindness
still reveal the presence of God in our midst.
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THIRD SUNDAY OF EASTER
First Reading:  Acts 2:14, 22-23
None of the Scripture readings during the seven-
week Easter Season are from the Old Testament.  But the
Acts of the Apostles, which is read every Sunday during
Easter, frequently quotes Old Testament passages which the
early Christians saw as fulfilled in Jesus.  Today’s reading
gives part of Peter’s sermon at the first Pentecost.  Peter
quotes from Psalm 16 which, like most of the Psalms, was
popularly thought to have been written by David.
Second Reading:  1 Peter 1:17-21
The Christians for whom the first letter of Peter was
written were recent converts from paganism.  They found
themselves a small minority in pagan surroundings.  Their
neighbors and local authorities made life miserable for them.
Today’s passage offers encouragement by reminding them
that Jesus died and rose for them.
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Please pray every day for God’s
protection of everyone in our country from the
dangers of war and terrorism and especially for
all of our Service Men and Women.
 
Did you forget to register for Religious Education
for the 2011-2012 school year?  Avoid the late fee and
register now.  Registration forms are in the back of the
Church and can also be picked up at the Religious Ed. Office
Monday through Thursday from 8am to 3pm.  Any questions
call Shirley at 617 846-3100.
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First Communion
Wow!  Doesn’t it just seem like yesterday that you
were standing in a church with your baby for his/her
Baptism?  The day is almost here for them to receive their
3rd Sacrament, the Sacrament of the Eucharist.
Below, please find the practice schedule for our First
Eucharist candidates.
 
First Eucharist Date               Time of Practice
May 15th at 10:00am      Thursday May 12th at 2:40pm
May 15th at 12:00pm      Thursday May 12th at 3:30pm
 
PLEASE BRING YOUR CHILD TO
THE LOWER CHURCH FOR PRACTICE
If you have any questions or need further
information about this special day, please call the Religious
Education Office at 617 846-3100.
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There is a Book of Prayer Intentions in the lower
Church in which you may write any prayer intention or need
that you may have.  These intentions will be included in the
daily Masses.
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SOCIETY OF ST. VINCENT de PAUL
BUNDLE SUNDAY WEEKEND
Saturday, June 11th – 9am – 12noon
Sunday, June 12th – 12noon – 3pm
Ocean View St. Parking Lot
This year we will only be able to accept clothing,
baby clothing, shoes, linens, bedding, towels, curtains, etc. 
Thank you for your support!
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MIDDLE SCHOOL DROP-IN
St. John the Evangelist School
Ocean View Street Entrance
May 20th – 7:15pm-9:30pm
Music – Games – TV – Basketball – etc
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TRIVIA NIGHT
Join us for an evening of fun and
games on Saturday, May 21st.  Doors open at
7pm and games begin at 7:30pm.  $10 per
person includes a chance at the Door Prize.
Who always said, “Great Caesar’s ghost!”
 
 
 
MAY 8, 2011
 
 
In your charity, please pray for the soul of Charlene
Villani who died recently.  May her soul and the souls of all
the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace.
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Please join Life Scout John Marden, III and Winthrop
Boy Scout Troop 75 on Saturday, May 14th from 9:00am to
3:00pm, as they work on John’s Eagle Service Project.  John
will lead a clean up of a section of the Upper Pond Trail at
Breakheart Reservation in Saugus.  Work will involve
cleaning debris and overgrown pepperbush plants from the
trail.  Additional time will be scheduled on Sunday, May 15th,
if needed.  Please call John Marden at 617 846-4768 or email
him at mardentroop75@yahoo.com. if you are able to help.
Thank you!
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Come celebrate with Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts
from all over the Archdiocese of Boston as they gather at the
Cathedral of the Holy Cross, Boston, for Mass at 2:00pm on
Sunday, May 15th, to receive their Catholic religious emblems
and medals.  Over 100 awards will be presented to Scouts
who have earned the Spirit Alive, Marian Medal, I Live My
Faith Medal, Pope Pius XII and Ad Altare Dei Medals.
Younger scouts who have already received the Family of God
Medal, Parvuli Dei Medal or Light of Christ Medal within the
past year, are welcome to come and receive a certificate for
their achievement.
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VOLUNTEERS NEEDED
Catholic Charities North
Part-Time Receptionists: Greet visitors and answer
telephones; occasional light clerical projects.  Daytime hours
as well as Tuesday and Thursday evenings are available.

Tutors & Classroom Assistants: Help those pursuing their
GED; great for retired teachers or those interested in the field
of education.  Daytime hours as well as Tuesday and
Thursday evenings are available.
 
The above opportunities are located at 55 Lynn Shore Drive,
Lynn, MA.  For information please call Paul Woods at:
781-593-2312.
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“Society as a whole must respect, defend and
promote the dignity of every human person, at every moment
and in every condition of that person’s life.”
Gospel of Life
Let us join Blessed John Paul to pray for us and for
our efforts to restore the culture of life.
 
MAY 8, 2011
 
 
 
And it happened that, while [Jesus] was with them at table, he
took bread, said the blessing, broke it, and gave it to them. With
that their eyes were opened and they recognized him, but he
vanished from their sight. – Lk 24:30-31
 
Readings for the Week of May 8, 2011
Sunday: Acts 2:14, 22-33/1 Pt 1:17-21/Lk 24:13-35
Monday: Acts 6:8-15/Jn 6:22-29
Tuesday: Acts 7:51—8:1a/Jn 6:30-35
Wednesday: Acts 8:1b-8/Jn 6:35-40
Thursday: Acts 8:26-40/Jn 6:44-51
Friday: Acts 9:1-20/Jn 6:52-59
Saturday: Acts 1:15-17, 20-26/Jn 15:9-17
 
 
Week of Monday, May 9th – Sunday, May 15th
Mon.  9:00  Joseph & Lena Indresano
Tues. 9:00  The Benefactors of the Parish
Wed.  9:00 Maria DoCanto
Thur.  9:00 Miquel & Carmelinda Capodanno
Fri. 9:00 The People of the Parish
Sat 9:00
 
4:00 Agnes & Lester Towlson
Ann Marie Towlson – 1st Anniversary
Sunday 8:00 Karyn Conlon – 1st Anniversary
10:00 First Eucharist
12:00  First Eucharist
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Feast of Our Lady of Fatima – Friday, May 13th

O Virgin Lady…far more pure than the sun in its rays
of shining splendor…truly have you appeared as a stem
whose flower is your true Son, our Christ, my God and my
Maker.
Saint Ephrem
 

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