Bulletin for Sunday, October 2

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OCTOBER is RESPECT LIFE MONTH 
 Mass. Citizens for Life is hosting a baby shower for the whole month of October.  A playpen has been placed in front of the Blessed Mother statue for all new baby items which will be donated to “A Woman’s Concern”.  Please do not wrap the items.  There is always a need for baby diapers.  Thank you for all you do.
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WINTHROP FOOD PANTRY 
Next Weekend – October 8th/9th  
 The Winthrop Food Pantry serves those in need in our community. They rely on your help and you have never failed them.  At this time they are in need of canned corn and pasta, however, whatever non-perishable food you may bring will be greatly appreciated.  We thank you for your thoughtfulness.
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A weekly faith sharing group will be held by Marybeth Dwyer on Wednesday evenings beginning October 12th from 6:30pm to 8:00pm.  All are welcome to attend.  Please register by contacting Sr. Jane Iannaccone at 617 846-7400 or e-mail mbdwyer1@comcast.net
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This weekend, October 1st/2nd, flowers have been placed on our altar in memory of Peter Corkhum by his loving family.
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In your charity, please pray for the souls of Katherine O’Connor and Joan Woods who were buried from St. John’s this past week and for Richard P. Molloy and Albert J. Marley 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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COMPANION MISSALS 
 Anyone wishing to purchase/order the new Companion Missal for the year 2012, please call the rectory at 617 846-7400 by October 14th.  The cost is $3.00.
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IMPORTANT:  We are attempting to compile a list of parishioners who are attending Catholic elementary and Catholic high schools.  If anyone from your household is attending a Catholic school, please call the rectory at 617
846-7400.
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PRAY FOR WORLD PEACE
PRAY THE ROSARY
Through the waters of baptism, we welcome into St. John’s parish Giana Rose Rice and Lorenzo Recchia.  Please keep these little ones, their parents and godparents in your prayers as they begin their faith journeys.
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Youth Ministry Trip to Six Flags Fright Fest 
 Middle school and high school students are invited for an all day adventure to Fright Fest at Six Flags New England on Saturday, October 22nd.  Six Flags is converted into an entire “Haunted” theme park with spooky attractions.  We will meet at St. John’s parking lot at 11:30am and leave
Six Flags at 8pm.  Please register with Erin Flaherty by bringing your permission slips and payment of $55. to the
rectory by October 19th.  If you have any questions, please contact Erin at 616 605-7396 or eflaherty83@gmail.com
Space is limited so register today!
Winthrop Middle School Drop-In 
 On Friday, October 7th, St. John’s will once again open its doors to another season of the Middle School Drop-In.  We will open at 7:15pm and close at 9:30pm.
In order to regulate the Drop-In, there is a mandatory registration process for all middle school students.  The registration will consist of a permission form signed by the student and/or parent guardian with a $5 fee for the year.  Considering the large amount of young people that attend the Drop-In, it is important that there are an appropriate number of chaperones.  If there is not the correct number of chaperones in attendance, St. John’s will not be able to open their doors for the Drop-In that night and a sign will be posted on the doors.
You may register on the night of October 7th in the school cafeteria.  If you have any questions or are interested in chaperoning during the Drop-In Semester, please contact Erin at 617 605-7396 or eflaherty83@gmail.com
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BEREAVEMENT MINISTRY 
For those who have experienced a recent death of a loved one, you are invited to participate in a six 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 October 11th to November 15th from 7:00-8:30pm in the rectory.  For more information or to register, please call Sr. Jane at 618 846-7400.
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Classes for Adult Confirmation begin this month.
Any adult who has not been confirmed and would like to be, please contact Sister Jane at the rectory at 617 846-7400 or j_iannaccone320@hotmail.com
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Sister Jane’s Faith Sharing Group will meet on Tuesday, October 5th at 11:00am in the rectory.  All are welcome.
 
TWENTYSEVENTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME 
 
Commitment to Parish Life (CPL) 
People sharing time, talent and treasure
Parish Support and Finances 
Our Offertory this weekend October 1st/2nd has two intentions, our regular Parish Support Collection and our Grand Annual Collection.  Our Parish depends on your generosity to maintain and improve parish property.  If you look around the property, you will see much that has been done and much that needs to be done.  We are hopeful that each working household will contribute $250.00 to this Grand Annual Collection.  The basket will be passed twice.  Please be as generous as possible and we thank you.
Prior Week Offertory:  $5,713.00 – Budgeted Goal: $6,100.00 
Weekly collection funds the day to day operations of the Parish.
FYTD Off.: $70,150.00 – Budgeted Offertory: $79,300.00 
Our fiscal year to date totals began as of July 1st, 2011
CPL: August $5,926.50 – CPL to date: $19,228.50 
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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
Oct. 5thWed. – Bldg. & Prop. Mtg. – 7pm – rectory
Oct. 6thThurs. – Comm. & Tech. Comm. Mtg.-7:30pm – rectory
Oct. 7thMiddle School Drop-In – 7:15 – gym
Oct. 19thWed. Finance Council Mtg. – 6:30pm rectory
Oct. 22ndTrip to Six Flags
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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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If you are interested in becoming a Eucharistic minister or lector, please contact Sister Jane at:
j_iannaccone320@hotmail.com  or at 617 846-7400.
Training classes will be beginning soon.
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Eucharistic Ministers 
Please pick up your new schedules in the sacristy after Mass.
 
 
Religious Ed. Teachers, Aids, Hall Monitors, Scout Leaders, CYO coaches, Retreat Team, etc – anyone who volunteers to work with the children in our parish: 
 The Archdiocese of Boston mandates that any adult who has contact with children through St. John’s must complete a yearly CORI form.  If you are thinking of volunteering at some point during the school year you can either stop by the Religious Education office or give us a call to have a form mailed to you.
Also mandated by the Archdiocese, anyone working with the children must take a VIRTUS training class.  You must take this class one time.  The program confronts child sexual abuse through its Protecting Gods Children Programs.  Most organizations that work with children have a child safety program in place.
The VIRTUS program maximizes those efforts by helping churches and religious organizations renew their role as safe havens for children and empowering them with the tools to help adults protect children.  The class will be held here at St. John’s in Room 7 of the school building on the following dates:  Monday, October 3 at 6:30pm or Saturday October 15 at 9am.  The class lasts approximately 2 1/12 hours.  The information you will be hearing is NOT for children to see or hear.  If you need to attend, please call the religious education office at 617 846-3100, to register for one of the classes.
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TWENTY-SEVENTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME 
First Reading: Isaiah 5:1-7 
Today’s reading begins with Isaiah singing a song to the people.  He uses this song as a parable so that he can then speak to them about God’s disappointment.  God had lavished his loving care upon them…and their response was sin.
Second Reading:  Philippians 4:6-9 
 We continue our series of readings from Paul’s letter
to the Christian community of Philippi in northeastern
Greece.  Of all the communities founded by Paul, Philippi was his favorite.  While he was in prison, he wrote them a letter of gratitude and encouragement.  In today’s passage, we will hear Paul present a list of classical Greek virtues and remind the people that he not only taught these virtues, but he lived them.
Question of the Week – Dealing with Injustice 
Adult:  How have you used your talents and abilities well for the Reign of God?
Child:  What three things can you do this week to help the love of God grow in the world?
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“Truly, I say to you, as you did it to one of the least of these my brethren, you did it to me.”
Matthew 25:40
OCTOBER 2, 2011 
 
WHAT IS THE ROMAN MISSAL AND WHY THE CHANGES? 
 As the United States and other countries around the world begin to get ready for the changes in the Mass that will take place beginning of the first Sunday of Advent, let’s talk about what the Roman Missal is, why the changes and how will the new translations affect us.
First some background.  The red book the priest now uses during the Mass is called the Sacramentry,  The Sacramentry (which will now be called the Roman Missal) is the collection of prayers, chants and rubrics (instructions) used in the celebration of the Mass.  The majority of the prayers we recite at Mass, prayers such as the Sign of the Cross and Opening Greeting; Opening Prayers; Gloria; Creed; Eucharistic Prayers; Holy, Holy, Holy; Memorial Acclamations and the Final Blessing are included in this book.  These are the prayers that have been retranslated from the original Latin into English.
The Roman Missal is now in its third edition.  Following the Second Vatican Council in the 1960’s the prayers of the liturgy were quickly translated into the  “common” language of each country in order to encourage a more active participation in the Mass by the people.  The first edition was officially introduced in 1974 and the second in 1985.  They consisted of a style of English that was immediately accessible and easy to understand.  The prayers themselves, however, were not always accurate translations of the original Latin texts.
In the Jubilee Year 2000, Pope John Paul II directed that the Church take another look at the Mass texts so that they would be more in keeping with the wording of the original Latin text.  This newest translation was overseen by the International Commission on English in the Liturgy.  The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops approved the final version in November 2009 and the Vatican gave final approval in April of 2010.  In the third edition of the Roman Missal a more formal style of English is used and the prayers are more literal renderings of the original Latin texts so that the meaning contained in them is more accurately expressed.  More to follow in upcoming bulletins.
Karen Flaherty
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Feast Day of Blessed John Paul II Mass at the Cathedral 
On October 22, 2011 the Archdiocese will celebrate for the first time the Feast of Blessed Pope John Paul II with a Mass at the Cathedral of the Holy Cross followed by a talk by George Weigel.  Cardinal Sean will be the main celebrant and homilist.  Mass will be at 10am and the talk “Blessed John Paul II: A Saint for our Times” will follow at 11:30am.  This Mass also provides the opportunity to recognize the 100’s of people who have participated in the Adopt-A-Priest Apostolate coordinated by Serra Vocation Club of Boston and the Vocation Office over the last few years.  “Adopters” have agreed to pray each day of the year for the priest assigned to them.  All are welcome.  For more information call 617 746-5949 or see www.vocationsboston.org.
OCTOBER 2, 2011 
“But when the tenants saw the son, they said to one another, ‘This is the heir. Come, let us kill him and acquire his inheritance.’ They seized him, threw him out of the vineyard, and killed him. What will the owner of the vineyard do to those tenants when he comes?” -Mt 21:38-40 
 
Readings for the Week of October 2, 2011
Sunday: Is 5:1-7/Phil 4:6-9/Mt 21:33-43
Monday: Jon 1:1-2:2, 11/Lk 10:25-37
Tuesday: Jon 3:1-10/Lk 10:38-42
Wednesday: Jon 4:1-11/Lk 11:1-4
Thursday: Mal 3:13-20b/Lk 11:5-13
Friday: Jl 1:13-15; 2:1-2/Lk 11:15-26
Saturday: Jl 4:12-21/Lk 11:27-28
Next Sunday: Is 25:6-10a/Phil 4:12-14, 19-20/Mt 22:1-14 or
22:1-10
 
 
Week of Monday, October 3rd – Sunday, October 9th  
Mon.  9:00  Mary Rice WCWC
Tues. 9:00  The Benefactors of the Parish
Wed.  9:00 Ciro Iandoli
Thur.  9:00 Mary Silva, Jennie Chisari and Muriel Driscoll
Fri. 9:00 The People of the Parish
Sat 9:00 Angelina Manzo
John & Agnes Flynn
4:00 Joseph G. Vecchio – 14th Anniversary
Sunday 8:00 Jack Driscoll
10:00 Robert Fallon
12:00  Rose M. Campisi – 5th Anniversary
Louise M. Stentiford – 4th Anniversary
Benjamin F. Stentiford – 19th Anniversary
Charles R. Page – 17th Anniversary
Sam J. Facella – 1st Anniversary
Florence Facella
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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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