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ST. MARY OF THE
ANNUNCIATION
PARISH
46 MYRTLE STREET, MELROSE, MA 02176
PARISH WEBSITE: www.stmarysmelrose.org
PARISH OFFICE: 781-665-0152 Fax: 781-665-2750
Hours: 9:00 AM to 4:30 PM Monday—Friday
PASTORAL STAFF
Rev. Mark E. Ballard
Pastor
Rev. Sean M. Maher
Parochial Vicar
Sr. Mary Samson, S.H.C.J.
Pastoral Associate
[email protected]
Mrs. Marie Sweeney
Pastoral Associate
[email protected]
Rev. John Nazzaro
Weekend Assistant
EUCHARISTIC LITURGY
4:00 PM
7:30, 9:30 and 11:30 AM
9:00 AM
Ms. Marge Keohane
Operations Manager
[email protected]
Saturday (Vigil)
Sunday
Monday through Saturday
Mrs. Cynthia Boyle
Principal, St. Mary’s School
781-665-5037
Saturday, 3:00 to 3:45 PM or call the Parish Office for an appointment.
Mrs. Angela Wrinkle
Director of Religious Education
781-665-0152 ext. 22
[email protected]
Mrs. Karen Barrows
Parish & Rel. Ed. Secretary
[email protected]
Mrs. Jaclyn Meehan
Confirmation Coordinator
781-665-3707
[email protected]
Mr. Eric Anderson
Music Director
617-974-5948
[email protected]
Mr. Joseph Tucceri
Maintenance Director
SACRAMENT OF RECONCILIATION
SACRAMENT OF BAPTISM
Baptisms are celebrated on the second and fourth Sundays of each month
at 1:15 PM. A Baptism class is held for all new parents and godparents on
the second Wednesday of each month at 7:30 PM in the Parish Center. To
schedule your Baptism or for more information, please call the rectory.
SACRAMENT OF MATRIMONY
Please call the Parish Office to schedule an appointment to begin the preparation process and to confirm a date and time for your wedding. This process should begin at least six months in advance of the desired date.
SACRAMENT OF THE SICK
If you would like to receive the Sacrament of the Sick prior to hospital
admission or any other reason, please contact the rectory. The
Sacrament of the Sick is also offered after the 4:00 Mass on the First
Saturday of each month.
MISSION STATEMENT:
St. Mary’s is a Roman Catholic Christian Community centered around the Eucharist,
welcoming all, while growing through faith and stewardship.
ST. MARY’S PARISH
WELCOME TO ST. MARY’S!
If you are visiting and looking for a spiritual home, we welcome you to
St. Mary of the Annunciation Parish.
We hope that you find the worship and liturgy uplifting and an encouragement to your faith.
Please introduce yourself to one of the priests after Mass. We want to know you and serve you;
we welcome and invite you to become an active member of the St. Mary’s Parish Community.
If you would like more information about our parish,
please contact Marie Sweeney at 781.665.0152 ext.16 or [email protected]
[email protected]
FEAST OF ALL SAINTS
The Feast of All Saints will be celebrated on Saturday,
November 1st. As it falls on a Saturday this year, it is not
a holyday of obligation, but we encourage all our
parishioners to reflect on the lives of all the holy women
and men who have been raised to sainthood and to honor
them through prayer and Mass. May our lives model their
deep faith and love of Christ.
PADRE PIO PRAYER GROUP
The Padre Pio Prayer Group will meet on
Wednesday, November 5th at 7:00 pm in
the Lower Chapel.
The Franciscan Crown
Rosary will be prayed along with our regular
monthly devotions.
PROJECT RACHEL
“Today, thanks to Project Rachel, I am a different person.
To experience the power of forgiveness is life altering…” If
you or someone you know is suffering from the pain of a
past abortion, the Project Rachel ministry of the
Archdiocese of Boston will offer a one-day retreat for
women on November 15 from 9:00 am – 5:00 pm at a
confidential location. Space is limited. For registration,
contact
Project
Rachel
at
508.651.3100
or
[email protected]
Trust in the tender mercy of God.
GRAND ANNUAL COLLECTION
To date we have received $32,250 which is 32% of our goal
of $100,000. Our thanks to those who have contributed.
The Grand Annual is a necessary supplement to our weekly
offertory.
We are asking our parish families to make
possible, but we are most grateful for any
every family responds according to their
meet our goal. Envelopes area available at
church vestibule. Thank you.
a gift of $300 if
and all gifts. If
means, we will
the tables in the
ATTENTION ALL VOLUNTEERS!
WEEKEND FOR CORI RENEWALS
THIS WEEKEND After All Masses
Everyone who volunteers or works in the Parish in any
way is required to complete a yearly CORI (Criminal
Offender Record Information) form.
Please come to the Lower Church Hall, bring a photo ID
and know the last 6 digits of your Social Security
number. If you are unable to be at the parish on this
weekend, please come to the rectory and see Karen
Barrows Monday through Friday 9:00-4:00 pm.
If you do not complete the Cori form this weekend, you
will be asked to step down from your ministry. Thank
you for your cooperation in this matter. For more
information, please contact Marie Sweeney at
781.665.0152 ext. 16 or [email protected] If
you would like to prepare your form in advance, there is
a folder on the children’s bookcase in the Church.
OPEN HOUSE for 5TH GRADE STUDENTS
Saint John’s Seminary cordially invites all 5th grade
students and their families, parish priests, religious
education directors, principals, and teachers to attend an
Open House on Sunday, November 2nd from 2:00 to
4:00 pm.
The focus of Religious Education in 5th Grade is the
Sacraments.
This is a great opportunity to learn
firsthand about the Sacrament of Holy Orders and to
meet the Seminarians who would like to share their
stories with you. In order for us to plan, please RSVP by
29 October to [email protected] or by calling
617.746.5423. We look forward to your visit!
PRAY THE ROSARY
Are you an early riser? Radio Station WPLM-FM 99.1
broadcasts the Rosary every morning, Sunday through
Saturday at 5:30 am. What a great way to start your
day!
MELROSE, MA
Please pray that God will watch over and
safeguard
our men and women serving in the military:
SGT. PAUL C ONSOLI, US A RMY
MAJOR MARTIN FORREST, USMC
LT. C OL. STEVEN GERARDI, US A RMY
C PL. MATTHEW GREGORIO, USMC
SGT. DANIEL GOODHUE , USMC
LT C OL. VALERIE HACKETT, USAF
PVT. MICHAEL BUTLER, USMC
L/C PL DANIEL MORELLI, USMC
LT. SHELBY NIKITIN, US NAVY
L/C PL ROBERT O’K ONIEWSKI, USMC
SGT. B RIAN C RAWFORD, US ARMY
MAJ. DARCY SAINT-A MANT.US A RMY
LT C OL B ERNARD B ANKS, US A RMY
CPL B RIDGET C ORSO, USMC
CPL MATHEW C ORSO, USMC
MAJOR E RIC B ERG, USAF
H.C. E VAN C ARROLL, US NAVY
PVT. JONATHAN C AMMARATA , USMC
LT. JOHN R MORESCHI JR. USN
SPC B RADFORD SAUNDERS, US A RMY
MAJOR. E RIC DINOTO, US A RMY
SPC JOSEPH RITCHIE , US A RMY
AFC DEVON E MERY, USAF
MS PATRICK TAGAN US NAVY
E NS. SHAWN TAGAN, US NAVY
LT. PATRICK FORREST, USMC
C PL. MARK GREGORIO, USMC
AFC JOHN GOODHUE , USAF
L/C PL JARED WIMBERLY USMC
A1C JULIE FORBES, USAF
LT.C OL CHUCK MC GREGOR, USMC
TSGT. SCOTT FORBES, USAF
SPC JAMES LA C ROIX, US ARMY
WO JAMES PAPPA , US ARMY
SS JESSICA RAINWATER, USAF
JUSTIN E. O'BRIEN, S/F, U.S. A RMY
LT. J/G QUINCY K ING, II USAF
MELROSE SYMPHONY'S OPENING NIGHT
HALLOWEEN "SPOOKTACULAR"
Join us on Saturday, November 1st at 8:00 pm as we
kick off our 97th season with a “spirited” performance of
haunted favorites from the symphonic repertoire. There
will be a Pre-Concert Talk with Yoichi Udagawa at 7:15 pm.
You will recognize many of these pieces from favorite
“frightful” movies including The Sorcerer’s Apprentice - the
music featured in Disney’s Fantasia. Also on the program
is Saint-Saen’s Danse Macabre or “Dance of Death,”
featuring our concertmaster Alan Hawryluk playing the
violin solo calling forth the skeletons to “dance for Death”
each year on Halloween.
Conductor Yoichi Udagawa
engaging and informative
pieces on the program.
“spooktacular” evening of
own Melrose Symphony!
will speak from the stage with
dialogue about each of the
You don’t want to miss this
frightful music with your very
To purchase 50 % discounted tickets, visit https://msoopeningnight.eventbrite.com
and
enter
the
code
STMARYS50
BISHOP FENWICK OPEN HOUSE
Bishop Fenwick High School invites you to attend our Open
House on Thursday, November 13th from 6:30-8:30 pm.
For more information about the Open House, the High School
Placement Test, to register for our Fridays at Fenwick or other
Admissions information please visit fenwick.org or call us at
978.587.8360.
FOOD PANTRY COLLECTION
November 1st & 2nd
Thanksgiving! Already? I haven't put
summer clothes away yet! We have so
much to be thankful for, especially the generous support of
our parishioners, school and CCD classes who donate
faithfully, which helps enable us to supply food for 55
families weekly.
We also are so appreciative of our staff of volunteers who
labor so selflessly. You would be amazed at how many
people and man hours of preparation and labor it takes to
hand out bags of groceries for one and one half hours each
Friday. God bless you all abundantly.
Suggestions for Thanksgiving themed food for November:
cranberry sauce
turkey gravy
boxed potatoes
boxed stuffing
brownie or cookie mix
canned fruit
canned green beans & corn
cranberry quick bread
DEEP CATHOLICISM
A new monthly class for adult Catholics will be led by Fr.
Jurgen Liias on the first Monday of each month from
7:00 to 9:00 pm at St. Patrick's Church in Stoneham. Each
session will include a teaching lecture followed by
questions and discussion; refreshments will be served.
The Monday, November 3rd topic is the Church's
teaching about what happens to each human being
following their death.
WELLSPRINGS OF FAITH
Recently, Annie Pierce was a guest of Fr. Jurgen Liias. Annie
is a recent graduate of Boston University and describes her
efforts, together with like minded students, to explain the prolife position and arguments in an often hostile environment on
campus.
Annie’s interview will be broadcast on Tuesdays and
Thursdays from October 23rd to November 4th on
Comcast channel 3 and on Verizon channel 39.
AUSTIN PREP OPEN HOUSE
Austin Preparatory School, an independent Catholic school
in the Augustinian tradition serving young men and women
in grades 6 through 12, in Reading will be showcasing its
Upper and Middle Schools at an Open House on Sunday
November 2nd from 11:00 am until 2:00 pm. Learn more
about its challenging, productive and satisfying academic
programs through tours and conversations with faculty and
administrators.
THIRTIETH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME
Saturday, October 25
4:00 pm
Kevin Keohane
Sunday, October26
7:30 am
9:30 am
11:30 am
Margaret & Anthony
Restuccia and Jack Skerry
Patrick and Maureen Carroll
Sciara Family
Monday, October 27
9:00 am
Frederick Small
Friday, October 31
9:00 am
Amedeo Pilla
William J. Kelleher
Sunday, November 2
7:30 am
9:30 am
11:30 am
Ray Driscoll
Jean Riley-Nicol
Aurore Gilbert
Mary Jane Woodside
Logan Rench
Linda Stackhouse
Joshua Doucette
Mary Callen
Ed Laskey
Carolyn Stowell
Frank Zinck
Please pray for the deceased members of St.
Mary’s Parish.
Jane Bushee
William Turner
Rev. Msg. Richard Little
Paul Tighe
Our Sanctuary Lamp is lit in memory of
Saturday, November 1
4:00 pm
Please pray for those in our parish who are ill.
Joanne Caples
For the Special Intention of
the Colaruso Family
James Porter
St. Mary’s Parishioners.
We pray in a special way for
all those who are unable to be with us,
for whatever reason.
We pray for all those who are lonely,
all those who have no one to pray for them,
and we pray for one another.
ROSARY FOR CONVERSION &
VOCATIONS FOR OUR YOUNG PEOPLE
ADORATION OF THE
MOST BLESSED SACRAMENT
Adoration is held every Thursday from 6:00 to 9:00 pm in the
Lower Church and on Saturday from 9:30 am to 2:45 pm in
the Parish Center Chapel. Please join us. We are committed to
having at least two persons present at all times of Adoration. If
you can commit to one hour on one evening a month, please
email [email protected]
PILGRIMAGE TO THE SHRINE OF THE
MOST BLESSED SACRAMENT
Fr. Jurgen Liias will lead a Eucharistic Pilgrimage to EWTN
Studios and the Shrine of the Most Blessed Sacrament. We
will attend a 3 Day Retreat “Living Your Consecration to
Mary” held at the Casa Maria Retreat House in Alabama.
The date is March 11-15, 2015. Cost of the pilgrimage is
$1,200. A $200 deposit is needed to hold your spot.
Flyers/Reservation Forms are on the bookcase in the Lower
Church. For more information, contact Cathy DiPirro at
781.662.9154 or email [email protected]
Please join us in the Parish Center Chapel in
praying the Rosary for the conversion and
vocations for our young people, and for their
spiritual and physical protection. We meet
Wednesdays at 7:00 pm.
ST. PATRICK CEMETERY STONEHAM
The Catholic Cemetery Association of the Archdiocese of
Boston will have an informational booth at St. Patrick
Cemetery, 120 Elm Street, Stoneham on Monday,
October 27th from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm, Wednesday,
October 29th from 12:00 to 2:00 pm, and Saturday,
November 1st from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm. Assistance
will be available for anyone with questions or concerns
about the cemetery, the St. Stephen section, preplanning,
and lot sales.
For more information, please call
339.226.1271.
Thank you for your generosity. On the
weekend of October 18th & 19th we gave:
Sacrificial Giving
$7,279.00
OCTOBER 26, 2014
ST. MARY’S SCHOOL & PTO NEWS
WE NEED YOU!
To Be a PTO Liaison
SAVE THE DATE!
EVERYBODY’S GOTTA EAT,
RIGHT?
Our friends at Prince Pizza are generously sponsoring a
night free from cooking on Tuesday, November 11th
from 5:00 – 8:00 pm. Every purchase with a coupon (at
the back of the Church) is a donation to St Mary’s PTO of
25% of the sale. So are you looking for a night off from
cooking, or even some pizzas to freeze for over the
holidays? Join us at Prince Pizzeria on Route One South!
BRING THE GIFTS TO THE ALTAR
Have you seen our Wooden Fish on the
table at the back of the Church at the
9:30 Family Mass? That is a Sign that
we need “kids of all ages” to bring the
Gifts to the Altar. Please just “take our fish” and let an
Usher know you will bring the Gifts to the Altar. This will
let everyone know that someone is already set to bring the
Gifts to the Altar. When you go back to get the Gifts,
please be sure to return our Fish!
This is especially a great idea for our young people who are
preparing to receive the Sacraments of Reconciliation, Holy
Eucharist and Confirmation this year, as they can play
another important role and be more actively involved in the
Celebration of the Mass.
BOXTOPS 4 EDUCATION &
CAMPBELL’S LABELS FOR EDUCATION
These are two additional ways funds are
raised to support the school and to obtain
educational supplies and materials for the
school. Each BoxTop 4 Education is worth 10 cents.
Please continue to help us by clipping these
labels and dropping them off at the school or
in the envelope located on the Lower Church
Hall Bulletin Board.
Please check out our website for more information about
what’s happening in our school. stmaryschoolmelrose.org
The goal of the liaisons will be to generate a
positive culture and climate, collaborate with and welcome
parents in their grade, attend PTO meetings, and support
the fundraising events of St. Mary’s School PTO. We hope
this will enhance the wonderful spirit of the PTO and
integrate new parents into our school community. Can You
Help
Us?
Please
contact
Julia
Diller
at
[email protected]
Join us at our next PTO meeting on Wednesday,
November 12th at 7:30 pm in the Parish Center.
OCTOBERFEST
Friday, October 31st
The Student Council will once again
host Octoberfest for the school on
Friday, October 31st. A variety of fun Fall activities are
planned. Potato sack races, mystery box games and
painting gourds and pumpkins are just a sampling of what
might be in store.
It is also a Dress Down Day; so for $1.00 you don’t need to
wear your uniform!
BEFORE & AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAMS
St. Mary's School offers Before
School and After School Programs
every day that school is in session.
The goal of these programs is to
provide a safe and nurturing environment for your child
before and after his/her school day begins. The Before
School Program runs from 7:00-8:00 am. Students should
enter the main door of the school any time during those
times. Students may bring breakfast or snacks to the
Before School Program. The After School Program is an
educational resource available to all St. Mary's families.
The service is available each day from 2:30-6:00 pm. We
also provide professional care on Early Release Days,
Professional Development Days, and vacations throughout
the school year.
ST MARY’S VACATION CLUB
Did you know that our after school program is available
when St. Mary’s School is not in session? The Vacation
Club is available during our Christmas, February and April
school vacations. Students can attend half or full days.
Another benefit to our families and students!