Bulletin for Sunday, November 20

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            This day and every day we give thanks to God for all the good gifts given to us as a nation.  We also remember how often we have failed to live up to these gifts and we resolve to do better.  Thanksgiving (“Eucharist”, for that is what the word means) is always unfinished business.  Our land is one of promise and hope where our God leads each of us toward the New Jerusalem, the blessed place of His peace, where there is freedom to serve Him faithfully.  Alleluia!

A Happy and Blessed Thanksgiving to you all!

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Thanksgiving Adoration

            Tomorrow, November 21st come and spend some time with our Lord in a Thanksgiving Eucharistic Adoration in the lower chapel anytime between 6:30pm to 8:00pm with Divine Mercy prayers at 7:00-7:15pm.  All are welcome!
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            This weekend, November 19th/20th, flowers have been placed on our altar in memory of Salvatore Russo by his loving family.
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BOOK OF REMEMBRANCE

            The month of November has traditionally been a time to pray for the dead.  A book in which you may inscribe names of the loved ones whom you wish to be remembered in the prayers of the community can be found in the front of the church near the Blessed Mother statue during the month of November.
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Sister Jane’s Faith Sharing Group will meet on Tuesday, November 22nd at 11am in the rectory.  All welcome!
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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.
            In order to ensure a happy Christmas for all, St. John’s will once again host the Giving Tree.  Placed on the tree will be a number of paper ornaments on which will be written a specific item that has been requested.  Each ornament is prepared in duplicate and tied together before being placed on the tree.  If you would like to help, we ask that before or after Mass, you choose an item that you would like to donate and remove the two corresponding attached ornaments from the tree.  One paper ornament you will take with you to place on the outside of your package.  This will enable us to know the contents of the gifts when they are returned, wrapped or in a gift bag, to the Church and will help us in getting the gift to the correct family.  We ask that on the second ornament you print your name and address and place it in the basket next to the tree.
If you or someone you know has a need to be a recipient of the “Giving Tree”, please contact the Religious Education office at 617 846-3100 or the rectory at 617 846-7400.  We will, of course, respect the privacy of all families; therefore all gifts will be given anonymously.  The tree will be in place by November 23rd.
Please bring the gift, wrapped and labeled with the ornament, back to the tree by Sunday, December 18th as we need a few days to get the gifts ready for pickup by the recipients on December 22nd.  If you have any questions, please call the Religious Education office.

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            We will once again offer to our parishioners the opportunity to purchase a “Holiday Food Package” to be donated to a family in need this Christmas Season.  The price of this Holiday Feast is $30.00 and includes a 4lb. ham and a turkey with all the fixings.
All donations must be turned into Shirley Guthro at the Religious Education Office in the school building by Thursday, December 8th.  Please make check out to St. John’s and label as “Holiday Food Donation”.  If you have any questions or need further information, please give Shirley a call at 617 846-3100.
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Second:  Kristin Quinn and Stephen Reed

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MIDDLE SCHOOL DROP-IN

St. John the Evangelist School

Ocean View Street Entrance

December 2nd – 7:15pm – 9:30pm

Music – Games – TV – Basketball – etc.

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PRAY FOR WORLD PEACE

PRAY THE ROSARY

 

Commitment to Parish Life (CPL)

People sharing time, talent and treasure

Parish Support and Finances
Our Offertory this weekend, November 19th/20th, has two Intentions: our regular Parish Support Collection and the Collection for the Retired Religious Sisters.  Our Sr. Jane will be speaking at all the Masses.  The basket will be passed twice.  We thank you for your generosity.
Prior Week Offertory:  $6,066.00 – Budgeted Goal: $6,100.00
Weekly collection funds the day to day operations of the Parish.
FYTD Off.: $110,462.00 – Budgeted Offertory: $122,000.00
Our fiscal year to date totals began as of July 1st, 2011
Grand Annual: $70,948.00 – Grand Annual Goal: $90,000.00
CPL: October – $2,699.00 – CPL to date: $33,072.50
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Every Sunday – Family Liturgy – 10am Mass
Every Second Sunday of Month – Food Pantry
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-upper church

Dec. 2ndMiddle School Drop-In – 7:15 – gym
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BREAKFAST WITH SANTA

Sunday, December 4th-11am-12:30pm

St. John’s School Hall

Lincoln St. entrance

Raffles, entertainment and more!

    Adults $6.00 – Children $4.00           under 2 Free
     Santa will be visiting so bring your camera!!
Get your tickets soon as space is limited.
            We are in need of volunteers!  If you can help set up, sell raffles, serve or any variety of tasks, please call.  We need raffle items also.  For tickets or to volunteer to help, please call Amy Gallagher at 617 650-1901.  This is a great opportunity for confirmation or Community Service hours.
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LIFE LINE SCREENING

            The 6 for Life Health assessment measures your risk of developing 6 chronic diseases, including heart disease, congestive heart failure, stroke, diabetes, COPD and lung cancer.  A customized report will determine which risk factors contribute most to your disease risk and are within your control to change.  Finger-stick blood tests along with biometric measurements are included with this assessment.  St. John the Evangelist Church will be hosting a Life Line Screening preventive health event on Friday, December 9, 2011.  To schedule your appointment, call 1-888-653-6441 or visit:  www.lifelinescreening.com/community-partners.
 

CHRIST THE KING

First Reading:  Ezekiel 34:11-12, 15-17
            Ezekiel preached to Jewish exiles at Babylon in the sixth century before Christ.  They were a disappointed people and they blamed poor leadership for getting them into this mess.  In this passage, Ezekiel uses a popular biblical image of God, that of a shepherd who cares for the sheep.
Second Reading:  Corinthians 15:20-26, 28
            In his first letter to the Corinthians, Paul addresses problems his converts in the community were experiencing.  Some members had questioned the bodily resurrection of Jesus and their own resurrection as well.  This passage is Paul’s response.
Question of the Week – The final judgment
Adult:  Who are the least of your sisters and brothers for whom you do care?  Who are those whom you ignore?
Child:  To which person did you especially try to show the love and care of Jesus?
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            In your charity, please pray for the souls of Joanne Bagley, Paul Murray, Margaret Carroll and William E. Jacques, Jr. who were buried from St. John’s this past week.  May their souls and the souls of all the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace.
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Commonplace Love.  Often it is the only kind possible.  To help others the best you can, to avoid losing your temper, to be understanding, to keep calm and smiling on these occasions (as much as possible!) is loving your neighbor, without fancy talk, but in a practical way.”
Pope John Paul I
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CHRISTMAS FLOWERS

            We invite parishioners to contribute for the purchase of the flowers used on the altars for Christmas.  You might want to donate in memory of a loved one.  If so, we ask you to print the name/names of your deceased loved ones in the space provided below and enclose it in an envelope with your contribution. You may bring/send this to the rectory.  Please make sure your check is made payable to St. John’s Parish, designating it is for flowers.
During the Christmas Season, the names of all your loved ones will be remembered and prayed for.  All donations should be made no later than the weekend of December 10th/11th.

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THE NEW ROMAN MISSAL

 

            There are two important parts of the Mass; The Liturgy of the Word and The Liturgy of the Eucharist.  We have been looking at the changes being made in the Liturgy of the Word.  Now we will look at some of the changes in the Liturgy of the Eucharist.
The Liturgy of the Eucharist begins with the Presentation and Preparation of the Gifts.  During this part of the Mass, the priest prepares the altar and the gifts of bread and wine which will become the Body and Blood of Christ. If we listen carefully, we will notice differences in what the priest says during this important part of the Mass.
 
(Changes in bold)
            Midway through the Eucharistic Prayer the priest prays that the Holy Spirit will make our gifts holy so they become the Body and Blood of Christ.  The priest recounts the story of the Last Supper.  We call the telling of the story the institution narrative (or the Words of Institution).  It is the story of Jesus instituting the Eucharist.  During the Institution narrative, through the power of the Holy Spirit and the words and actions of the priest, the bread and wine are changed into the Body and Blood of Christ.  We call this the consecration.  Some of the words we hear during this time will also change.
 
The priest lifts the consecrated bread and says,
Take this, all of you, and eat of it, for this is my body, which will be given up for you.
Then the priest will hold up the consecrated wine and say,
Take this, all of you, and drink from it, for this is the chalice of my blood, the blood of the new and eternal covenant, which will be poured out for you and for many for the forgiveness of sins.  Do this in memory of me.
 
Mystery of Faith:  (formerly the Memorial Acclamation)
            Priest:  The mystery of faith.
            People:  (A) We proclaim your Death, O Lord, and profess your Resurrection until you come again.
            or       (B) When we eat this Bread and drink this Cup, we proclaim your Death, O Lord, until you come again.
            or        (C) Save us, Savior of the world, for by your Cross and Resurrection, you have set us free.
 
Invitation to Communion:
            Priest:  Behold the Lamb of God, behold him who takes away the sins of the world.  Blessed are those called to the supper of the Lamb.
            People:  Lord, I am not worthy that you should enter under my roof, but only say the word and my soul shall be healed.
Karen Flaherty

 

 

“‘When did we see you a stranger and welcome you, or naked and clothe you? When did we see you ill or in prison, and visit you?’ And the king will say to them in reply, ‘Amen, I say to you, whatever you did for one of these least brothers of mine, you did for me.'” -Mt 25:38-40

 

Readings for the Week of November 20, 2011
Sunday: Ez 34:11-12, 15-17/1 Cor 15:20-26, 28/Mt 25:31-46
Monday:            Dn 1:1-6, 8-20/Lk 21:1-4
Tuesday:            Dn 2:31-45/Lk 21:5-11
Wednesday:        Dn 5:1-6, 13-14, 16-17, 23-28/Lk 21:12-19
Thursday:          Dn 6:12-28/Lk 21:20-28
Friday:  Dn 7:2-14/Lk 21:29-33
Saturday:           Dn 7:15-27/Lk 21:34-36
Next Sunday:      Is 63:16b-17, 19b; 64:2-7/1 Cor 1:3-9/Mk 13:33-37

 

 

Week of Monday, November 21st – Sunday, November 27th

Mon.     9:00      …
Tues.    9:00      The Benefactors of the Parish
Wed.     9:00      Conio Arrigo – 8th Anniversary
Thur.    9:00      …
Fri.       9:00      The People of the Parish
Sat        9:00      David & Ethel O’Connell
The McCluskey Family
The Hesenius Family
 
4:00      William Pumphret – 7th Anniversary
Sunday  8:00      Josephine Mantia – 10th Anniversary
10:00    Ralph Hodgkins – 1st Anniversary
12:00    Louis Saulnier – 5th Anniversary
Eileen Ford
Virginia A. Lundberg – 1st Anniversary
Carmen & Rosemarie Socci
Edith & John Vento
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Home Visit

            If you know of someone who is unable to attend Mass due to age or health problems and would like to receive the Eucharist, please call the rectory at 617 846-7400 to arrange a home visit.
 

 
 

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