COVER SHEET CHURCH NAME: St. Joseph’s / Fairhaven, MA BULLETIN # 440400 FOR WEEK OF (Sunday Date): January 27, 2013 NUMBER OF PAGES SENT: 4 CONTACT: Carol Borges 508-994-9714 SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS: None Fax: 508-979-4659 St. Joseph Church Office 74 Spring St., Fairhaven, MA 02719 Hours: Monday through Friday 9 a.m.—3 p.m. Rev. Thomas McElroy, SS.CC., Pastor Rev. Deacon Robert Lorenzo, Pastoral Assistant Rev. Deacon Douglas Medeiros, Pastoral Assistant Mr. Robert Rousseau, Music Director Mrs. Carol Borges, Secretary/ Bookkeeper Mr. David DeOliveria, Janitor Phone: 508-994-9714 Fax: 508-979-4659 Email: [email protected] St. Joseph School 100 Spring St., Fairhaven, MA 02719 Mrs. Julie Vareika, Principal Mrs. Isabel daCosta, Secretary Mrs. Caroline Murphy, Bookkeeper Liz Rogers, Administrative Assistant Phone: 508-996-1983 Fax: 508-996-1998 Web: www.saintjosephschool.org Faith Formation Office 74 Spring Street, Fairhaven, MA 02719 Margie Copeland, Dir. Of Faith Formation Phone: 508-245-8724 email:[email protected] Schedule of Sacramental Celebrations Eucharist Saturday Vigil: 4:30 p.m. Sunday: 8:00, 9:30, 11:00 a.m. Monday through Friday: 8:00 a.m. Penance (Confession) Saturday 3:15 - 4:15 p.m. and any time by appointment. Seasonal Penance Services as announced. Baptism Schedule an appointment with the parish priest or deacon to begin preparations. Ordinarily Baptism is celebrated on the first Sunday of each month at 12:30 p.m. Matrimony Schedule an appointment with the parish priest or deacon to begin preparations at least one year prior to the projected wedding date. Anointing of the Sick Please contact the Rectory concerning parishioners who are ill and/or homebound who are in need of this Sacrament. We visit the area hospitals regularly, but the hospital chaplains administer the Sacraments to patients. The Pastoral Care of Saint Joseph’s is entrusted to The Congregation of the Sacred Hearts of Jesus and Mary (SS.CC.) ST. JOSEPH’S PARISH FAMILY FAIRHAVEN, MA Third Sunday in Ordinary Time Entrance: All People Whom on Earth Do Dwell # 483 Revised Mass of Creation Responsorial Psalm/Acclamation: p.90 HM Presentation: Your Words are Spirit and Life, O Lord # 414 Communion: One Bread, One Body# 494 Closing: They’ll Know We are Christians # 540 FAITH FORMATION NEWS Reminder: Liturgy of the Word for Children takes place during the 9:30 a.m. Mass. (Usually not on holiday weekends.) RCIA “O Lord my God, teach my heart where and how to seek you, where and how to find you.” (St. Anseim) Sessions for Faith Formation Grades 1-5 on Monday, Jan. 28th and on Tuesday, Jan. 29th. Classes for Grades 6—8 on Thursday, Jan. 31st. The next YOUTH GATHERING will take place on January 27th. We will be attending the 9:30 a.m. Mass and then gathering in St. Damien Hall after Mass! Grades 7– 12—ALL ARE WELCOME! Annual YOUTH CONVENTION & MIDDLE SCHOOL RALLY presented by the Diocese of Fall River, Office of Faith Formation, takes place on Sunday, March 3rd and the Middle School Rally on Monday, March 4th. Both events will take place at Bishop Stang High School. Time The holidays are well behind us; the year stretches out ahead. And what sort of year will it be? To judge by the words of Jesus in today’s Gospel, it will be “a year acceptable to the Lord.” and Jesus, surely didn’t mean only the next three hundred sixty-five days facing his listeners at that time. When Jesus announced the “arrival” of God’s favor, it was a message for all time, for every year. Similarly, we read today in Nehemiah how the people gathered with solemnity to hear God’s word as though for the first time. They listened, and then fell to the ground and wept. But the prophet said, “Today is holy...do not be sad, and do not weep.” The “year acceptable to the Lord” is this year. The day that is “holy” is this day. The time to listen is now. What sort of year will you have? What sort of day? God’s help is always here. What you do with each day can be holy and acceptable to the Lord if you but listen to and act on God’s word. CATHOLIC SCHOOLS WEEK OPEN HOUSE at St. Joseph’s School on Sunday, January 27th from 11:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. You are invited to visit the school and see their 1st Stem Expo. SCALLOP DINNER and PIZZA DINNER at the school on Friday, Feb. 15th from 4:30 p.m.—6:30 p.m. Tickets for the Scallop Plate are $15. and include one plate of scallops, coleslaw, potatoes, a roll, dessert, and refreshments. Tickets for the Pizza are $5.00 and include two slices of pizza, chips, dessert, and refreshments. Tickets must be purchased ahead of time as they will not be sold at the door. You can obtain tickets after all the Masses on Feb. 2nd and Feb. 3rd. ANCHOR SUBSCRIPTION RENEWALS-The Diocesan newspaper is $20. a year. Payment may be dropped in the collection basket at Mass, or mailed to the church office. If you would like to receive the Anchor, please take a subscription envelope (yellow) which are at the entrances of the church. Thank you. CHURCH OFFERING Dec. 30 2,382.31 Jan. 6 5,795.64 Jan. 13 3,794.50 Jan. 20 4.410.60 ADORATION, PRAYER and BENEDICTION at St. Joseph’s Church on Tuesday and First Fridays from 11:00 a.m.—12:00 p.m. in the Chapel. Please note: The Jefferson Street side church door will be the only door open during the week. On Weekend Masses, or special occasion Masses, all of the doors will be open. THIRD SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME JANUARY 27, 2013 MASS INTENTIONS FOR THIS WEEK Saturday, Jan. 26 4:30 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 27 8:00 a.m. 9:30 a.m. 11:00 a.m. Monday, Jan. 28 8:00 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 30 8:00 a.m. Friday, Feb. 1 8:00 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 2 4:30 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 3 8:00 a.m. 9:30 a.m. 11:00 a.m. Raymond Louro Cecile Bowers, Anita Souza, People of the Parish Richard Bordas, Catholic Schools Week Begins Steven and Mary Foster Manny & Jennie Brun Tuesday, Jan. 29 8:00 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 31 8:00 a.m. John Henry Perry People of the Parish Mike Sivik, Ronald M. Langhoff MEMORIALS The Sanctuary Lamp will burn this week in loving memory of William Costa at the request of The Family. The Altar Candles will burn this week in loving memory of Eliza Pinto at the request of The Family. The Altar Bread used at our Holy Masses this week was provided in loving memory of The Almeida Family at the request of The Family. The Altar Wine used at our Holy Masses this week was provided in loving memory of Frank J. Almeida at the request of The Family. GOT A FAITH? WHY NOT SHARE IT? Have you always wanted to make a difference but didn’t know how? It’s as easy as giving someone a ride to church. Bridges to Faith— Your talent is God’s gift to you. What you do with it is our gift back to God. Become a faith companion today. For further information contact (508) 542-5589. FOOD PANTRIES—We have containers at the entrances of the church for donated canned goods, dry cereals, jelly, peanut butter, dry milk, canned fruit ,etc. Any help would be appreciated. My great concern is not whether God is on our side; my great concern is to be on God’s side. —Abe Lincoln PRAYERS for those in hospitals, in nursing homes throughout the area, the sick, those undergoing medical testing, the homebound and for all those who have lost a loved one this past week. If you or a loved one enters the hospital, please contact the rectory so we can visit with you. Hospital—Because of the privacy act we will not publish the names of parishioners who are in the hospital, unless otherwise notified. Fr. Leo King, ss.cc. (Damien Wing), Martha Bisaillon (The Oaks) Dorothy Ramos (Alden Court) Irene Vieira, Nancy Nevitt, Anthony Costa (St. Luke’s) Geraldine Aguiar (The Royal) Roland Dube (at home.) Prayers for: David Silvia, Marilyn Leger, Margaret Pauline, Emily Rose Prezner, Mary Sharples, Lillian St. Jean. Please call the church office if you would like to have a person’s name mentioned. DIVORCED and SEPARATED meeting on January 31 at St. Julie’s Parish Center from 7—9 p.m. This is an open meeting where one is free to discuss personal difficulties regarding separation or divorce. SPIRITUALITY for EVERYDAY LIVING –Mini Retreat entitled: Jesus the Healer will be held at Sacred Hearts Retreat Center in Wareham on Wednesday, Feb. 13th and Growing in Compassion will be held at LaSalette in Attleboro on Tuesday, Feb. 25th. Both retreats led by Peggy Patenaude. Cost: $20. a piece. Pre-registration required. Contact Peggy at (508)5489149. Mass will be celebrated at 9 a.m. for those who can come early. PANCAKE BREAKFAST at the Knights of Columbus Hall, Route 6, Mattapoisett (Lower Level) on Sunday, Feb. 17th from 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Tickets are: $5.00 per person at the door.
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