Bulletin for Sunday, September 4

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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
will begin on 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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Through the waters of baptism, we welcome into St. John’s parish Olivia Hadley Brown.  Please keep little Olivia, her parents and godparents, in your prayers as she begins her faith journey.
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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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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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This weekend, September 3rd/4th, flowers have been placed on our altar in memory of Rose Russo by her loving family.
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PRAY FOR WORLD PEACE – PRAY THE ROSARY
TWENTY-THIRD SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME 
First Reading:  Ezekiel 33:7-9 
 Ezekiel was an Old Testament prophet who ministered to the Jewish people exiled in Babylon.  In this passage, the speaker is God who uses the image of a watchman to describe a prophet’s role.  In those times, a watchman was someone who stood on a hill or in a tower to watch for invaders.
Second Reading:  Romans 13:8-10 
 In the concluding section of his letter to the Romans, Paul writes about the moral demands of Christian life.  This letter was written some years before the Gospels, yet these words will sound very much like words we hear in the Gospels.  Clearly, Paul is drawing upon a pre-Gospel tradition about what Jesus said.
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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.
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Bethany Health Care Center 
Making a Difference in the Lives of Sisters and Residents…these Sisters, who helped lay the foundation for Catholic education throughout the Archdiocese of Boston along with former residents of the Metro West and Metropolitan Boston communities now call Bethany their home.  Recognized for improving the quality of life for persons living in nursing homes and as an award winning short and long-term care facility; in February 2011, Bethany was ranked by U.S.News and World Reports as one of the top 18 long-term care facilities nationwide.
Sister Jacquelyn McCarthy, CSJ, CEO/Administrator for Bethany Health Care Center, a Sponsored Ministry of the Sisters of St. Joseph, invites you to join her for Bethany’s 50th Anniversary Celebration.  Celebrating Bethany’s history and honoring Susan Wornick, WCVB-TV News Anchor and member of Team 5 Investigates, the event will be emceed by fellow Team 5 Investigates member Kelley Tuthill.
The celebration will be held at the Newton-Marriott on September 22, 2011 and includes a reception from 6pm to 7pm, followed by a dinner and program.  To make a donation/reservation, visit www.bethanyhealthcare.org or write to Bethany Health Care Center, 97 Bethany Road, Framingham, MA 01702.  For more information, call Bethany’s Mission Advancement Office at 509 271-2342 or 508 270-8698.
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TWENTYTHIRD SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME SEPTEMBER 4, 2011 
 
Commitment to Parish Life (CPL) 
People sharing time, talent and treasure
Parish Support and Finances 
Our Offertory this weekend Sept. 3rd/4th has one intention:
our regular Parish Support.  Next weekend a 2nd collection will be for The Church in Latin America.  The basket will be passed once.  Thank you for your generosity.
Prior Week Offertory:  $4,018.00 – Budgeted Goal: $6,100.00 
Weekly collection funds the day to day operations of the Parish.
FYTD Off.: $46,782.00 – Budgeted Offertory: $54,900.00 
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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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. 7thBldg. & Prop. Comm. Mtg. – 7pm – rectory
Sept. 10th/11thFood Pantry Weekend
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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The Religious Education Office needs your 
help!  Registration for Religious Education for the 2011-2012 school year is over.  Classes begin in 2 weeks and we still need a few teachers.  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 1,5,6 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. 18 – at the 10am Mass – The Religious Education Teachers  will be commissioned.
Sept 19 – Weekday Program – classes begin
Sept. 25 – Sunday School – First Class – 10am Mass with class  following.
“Again, (amen,) I say to you, if two of you agree on earth about anything for which they are to pray, it shall be granted to them by my heavenly Father. For where two or three are gathered together in my name, there am I in the midst of them.”  
-Mt 18:19-20 
Readings for the Week of September 4, 2011
Sunday: Ez 33:7-9/Rom 13:8-10/Mt 18:15-20
Monday: Col 1:24-2:3/Lk 6:6-11
Tuesday: Col 2:6-15/Lk 6:12-19
Wednesday: Col 3:1-11/Lk 6:20-26
Thursday: Mi 5:1-4a or Rom 8:28-30/Mt 1:1-16, 18-23 or
1:18-23
Friday: 1 Tm 1:1-2, 12-14/Lk 6:39-42
Saturday: 1 Tm 1:15-17/Lk 6:43-49
Next Sunday: Sir 27:30-28:9/Rom 14:7-9/Mt 18:21-35
Week of Monday, September 5th – Sunday, September 11th  
Mon.  9:00  …
Tues. 9:00  The Benefactors of the Parish
Wed.  9:00 Ezila DoCanto
Thur.  9:00 …
Fri. 9:00 The People of the Parish
Sat 9:00 Michelina DeRuosi
Ralph & Joanne Anderson
4:00 Richard Pote
Sunday 8:00 Margaret “Peggy” Pearce
10:00 John Kilmartin – 1st Anniversary
12:00  Maria Santissima del Soccorso Dai S. Potitesi
Residenti in America
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Third:  Stephanie Herget and Travis Paquette
Third:  Danielle Ballentine and Kevin Keyes
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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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