Bulletin for Sunday, September 11

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PATRIOT DAY 
Following the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops issued Pastoral Message Living With Faith and Hope After September 11.  The message remains extremely relevant as we reflect on what happened ten years ago today.  Visit http://new.usccb.org/issues-and-action/human-life-and-dignity/9-11/ of the USCCB website to re-read, reflect on, and pray with the bishops’ statement, for only with God’s help can we have the strength to forgive and the ability to live in hope instead of fear and hatred.
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Massachusetts Remembers: Today, September 11th at 3pm at the Hatch Shell, you are invited to a large public gathering, including prayers, poems and performances by the Boston Pops Brass and Boston Children’s Chorus.  The Archdiocese of Boston will join with houses of worship and religious groups to bring an important component to this shared public day of remembrance.  Delegations from houses of worship and religious groups are invited to gather at 2:30pm on the Esplanade so that they can sit together at a space reserved for them.  You are invited to bring a banner identifying your house of worship.
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St. John the Evangelist Parish 
12th Annual Golf tournament 
 Tomorrow, 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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On Saturday, September 24th, St. John’s Youth
Ministry will be spending the day on Martha’s Vineyard.  All high school students are invited to join us as we explore the Vineyard’s beautiful beaches, landscape, shopping and so much more!  We will be leaving St. John’s at 8:00am to board the 10:45am ferry and we will be leaving the island on the 6:15pm ferry.  The cost per person is $40 which includes transportation to Woods Hole and the cost of the ferry.
Space is limited, so please sign up before September 21st with Erin Flaherty at 617 605-7396 or: e_flaherty320@hotmail.com
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PRAY FOR WORLD PEACE –  PRAY THE ROSARY
 
 
FAMILY LITURGY 
Every Sunday, the 10:00am Mass will have a focus on the family with the children in mind.
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The Sunday School Religious Education Program begins today, September 11th with the 10:00am Family Liturgy.  Immediately following the Mass, there will be a mandatory meeting downstairs in the chapel for all parents, students and teachers involved in the program.
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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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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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W E D D I N G   B A N N S 
First:  Kathleen Maile and Joseph Angelo
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TWENTY-FOURTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME
First Reading:  Sirach 27:33, 28:9 
 The book of Sirach was written by a wise teacher who lived 200 years before Christ.  Sirach ran a school for young people in Jerusalem.  In today’s section, he teaches his students the importance of forgiveness.
Second Reading:  Romans 14:7-9 
After dealing with the controversies which divided the early Christian community in Rome, Paul wrote about the need for tolerance and for sensitivity to the feelings of others.  In today’s passage, he points out that this affects our use of the gift of freedom.
 
TWENTYFOURTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME 
Commitment to Parish Life (CPL) 
People sharing time, talent and treasure
Parish Support and Finances 
Our Offertory this weekend Sept. 10th/11th has two intentions: our regular Parish Support Collection and the collection for The Church in Latin America.  The basket will be passed once.  Thank you for your generosity.
Prior Week Offertory:  $5,655.00 – Budgeted Goal: $6,100.00 
Weekly collection funds the day to day operations of the Parish.
FYTD Off.: $52,437.00 – Budgeted Offertory: $61,000.00 
Our fiscal year to date totals which 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
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
Sept. 10th/11th –this weekend – Food Pantry
Sept. 12th – 12th Annual Golf Tournament
Sept. 14thAdult Choir Rehearsal – 7pm – upper church
Sept. 21st – Finance Council Mtg. – 6:30pm – rectory
Sept. 24thMartha’s Vineyard Trip
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This is Food Pantry Weekend and we are informed that they are in need of canned corn, however, whatever non perishable food you may bring will be greatly appreciated by the needy of our community.  They rely on your help and you have never failed them.  God bless you!
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This weekend, September 10th/11th, flowers have been placed on our altar in memory of Margaret “Peggy” Pearce by her loving family.
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We are pleased to announce that Jim Leo, from our parish, will be ordained to the permanent deaconate by Cardinal O’Malley on Saturday, September 17th at the Cathedral of the Holy Cross.  Cardinal O’Malley has assigned him to our parish.
Deacon Jim will preach his first homily at the 12 noon Mass on Sunday, September 18th.  There will be a reception for him and his wife, Vivian, in the school gym after the Mass.  All are welcome to attend.
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The Adult Choir is looking for new choir members.  Please see Stephen Lee, our Musical Director before or after Mass.
In your charity, please pray for the soul of Victor Paci who was buried from St. John’s this past week.  May his soul and the soul of all the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace.
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BOSTON COLLEGE SCHOOL OF THEOLOGY AND MINISTRY 
Cultural Identity and Inter religious Dialogue
Thursday, September 22nd – 5:00pm
Peter C. Phann, Ellacuria Chair of Catholic Social Thought, Georgetown University
Cosponsored by the Dept. of Theology, The Church in the  21st Century and the School of Theology and Ministry   To register, email Stephanie.petersen@bc.edu
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In his new book, Will There Be Faith?, Boston
College Professor of Theology and Religious Education, Thomas Groome considers the question Jesus poses toward the end of his public ministry in Luke 18:8 “will there be faith on earth” upon His second coming.  The circumstances and challenges of our time now make this question all the more urgent.  Join Dr. Groome as we launch this book on Wednesday, September 28th at 5:30pm in Corcoran Commons, Height Room, Boston College Chestnut Hill Campus.  Free of charge.  Registration and information at www.bc.edu/stmce.  Books will be available at the event for purchase and signing.  Cosponsored by the Boston College School of Theology and Ministry, The Church in the 21st Century Center, HarperCollins Publishers and Veritas Publications.
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Our task is to build a civilization of love or there will be no civilization at all.  It is really a quest for holiness.  We will be able to do something about abortion when we all are holier – courage and love are the strength of holiness.
(Our) shortcomings and failings…prevent us from doing the Lord’s work the way he asks of us.  This must be a great incentive for us to embrace the grace of conversion in our own lives, so that we might be better witnesses for the Gospel of Life.
Most Reverend Sean O’Malley, OFM.Cap.
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WHY YOU NEED A WILL 
 If you do not have a will, your life savings and assets will be distributed by the State.  If you do have a will, YOU decide.  In that way, your Last Will and Testament can help protect the future of your loved ones in just the way you want.  Also, you can support the charitable organization of your choice.  Your present assets can work for you into the future.  Please remember St. John the Evangelist Parish when writing or updating your will.
SEPTEMBER 11, 2011 
The Religious Education Office needs your help!  
Registration for Religious Education for the 2011-2012 school year is over.  Classes begin next week and we still need a few teachers.  Below is a list of grades for which we still need teachers.  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 1,5,6 2:40-3:40pm
Tuesday  Grades 1,3, 4 2:40-3:40pm
Wednesday Grade 3  2:40-3:40pm
Wednesday Grade 7  6:30-7:30pm
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UPCOMING DATES 
Sept. 11 – Sunday Program – Parent Meeting after the 10am  Mass.
Sept. 12 – Weekday Program – Gr. 1-8 Teacher Meeting at  6:30pm in Room 7 of the school building – Sadlier Rep. John Collins is the speaker.  Teachers are to pick up their books and class lists at this time.
Sept. 14 – Sunday Program-Teacher Meeting at 7pm in Room 7 of the school building.  Pflaugm Pub. Rep. Chris Adams will give you tips on presenting the lessons.
Sept 19 – Weekday Program – classes begin.
Sept. 25 – Sunday School – First Class – 10am Mass – The               Religious Education Teachers will be commissioned.
Class following.
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All Powerful God,  watch over all our dear ones who serve this day in the military. 
Hold them safely in the palm of Your hand. Walk with them in your strength. Bring comfort when they are troubled; hope when they are weary. Remind them of our love. 
Merciful Lord,  bring a lasting peace into our midst. Heal our hearts and help all nations  find ways to live in harmony so that blood is shed no more. We ask this in the name of Christ Jesus,  Prince of Peace.  Amen
SEPTEMBER 11, 2011 
“‘Should you not have had pity on your fellow servant, as I had pity on you?’ Then in anger his master handed him over to the torturers until he should pay back the whole debt. So will my heavenly Father do to you, unless each of you forgives his brother from his heart.” -Mt 18:33-35 
 
Readings for the Week of September 11, 2011
Sunday: Sir 27:30-28:9/Rom 14:7-9/Mt 18:21-35
Monday: 1 Tm 2:1-8/Lk 7:1-10
Tuesday: 1 Tm 3:1-13/Lk 7:11-17
Wednesday: Nm 21:4b-9/Phil 2:6-11/Jn 3:13-17
Thursday: 1 Tm 4:12-16/Jn 19:25-27 or Lk 2:33-35
Friday: 1 Tm 6:2c-12/Lk 8:1-3
Saturday: 1 Tm 6:13-16/Lk 8:4-15
Next Sunday: Is 55:6-9/Phil 1:20c-24, 27a/Mt 20:1-16a
Week of Monday, September 12th – Sunday, September 18th   
Mon.  9:00  …
Tues. 9:00  The Benefactors of the Parish
Wed.  9:00 Vera, Elizabeth and Frank Nuzzo
Thur.  9:00 Pedro Monteiro
Fri. 9:00 The People of the Parish
Sat 9:00 …
4:00 Agnes & Lester Towlson
and Ann Marie Towlson
Sunday 8:00 Anthony “Lefty” DeFelice
10:00 Carole Babine
12:00  James & Florence Dorgan
Alfred Silva – 17th Anniversary
George W. Corbett – 9th Anniversary
Theresa Benincasa
Terrence Nugent
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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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