SAINT JOHN’S CHURCH “To Preserve The Flame” Phone: 508-756-7165

Sunday, October 26, 2014
“To Preserve The Flame”
44 Temple St. Worcester, MA 01604
Phone: 508-756-7165
Ascension Campus Phone: 774-243-6351
Lord’s Day Masses
Saturday Vigil: 4:15 & 7:15
Sunday: 8 am, 10:15 am,
12:15 pm & 7:15 pm
Monday-Friday 6:15 pm
Ex 22:20-26
1 Thes 1:5c-10
Mt 22:34-40
Worship Hymnal #1196
Mass Intentions
Saturday, October 25, 2014
4:15 PM Victoria Steele (5th Anniv.), req. by Family; Dan
Martel, r eq. by Family; John Palmer and Ted
Baniukiewicz, r eq. by Family
7:15 PM Henry Kimbar (1st Anniv.), req. by Family;
Lillian Perron (1st Anniv.), r eq. by Mar ie Par e
Sunday, October 26, 2014
8 AM Joe and Joan Crowley, req. by Family; Mr. and Mrs.
Dennis Connole, r eq. by Family
10:15 AM Shirley Wheeler (14th Anniv.), req. by Family;
Andrew Madonna, r eq. by Family
12:15 PM Burke, Crawford, Miller, Moran, Pepin and
Tringuk Families, r eq. by Family; B-day Blessings for
Veronica Montiverdi, r eq. by Family
7:15 PM Martha Scannell Brennan (2nd Anniv.), req. by
Family; Deceased Members of the August Family and
Robert Harris (9th Anniv.), r eq. by Family
Monday, October 27. 2014
6:15 PM Susan Marie Brigham, req. by Alex and Alexis
Tuesday, October 28, 2014
6:15 PM Marianne Minns, req. by Family
Wednesday, October 29, 2014
6:15 PM Dennis Cashman, req. by Family
Thursday, October 30, 2014
6:15 PM Frank V. Wright, req. by Family
Friday, October 31, 2014
6:15 PM Winifred Pezzano and her father James
McNamara, r eq. by Family
Saturday, November 1, 2014
4:15 PM Leo and Helen Matys and Family and Walter, Jan
and Michialina Pieniazek and Family, r eq. by Family;
Joseph Paskavitz, r eq. by Family
7:15 PM Donald Donovan, req. by Antoinette, Margaret
and Maria Donovan
Sunday, November 2, 2014
8 AM James J. and Eddie Gannon, req. by Family
10:15 AM Tim, Mary and May Fleming, req. by Family;
Eleanor Prevoski (Month’s Mind), r eq. by Family
12:15 PM Margaret and Eugene Gingras, Deceased
Members of the Coomey and Gingras Family and
Grampa Francis Savage, r eq. by Family; All Living and
Deceased Members of LARC Women’s Allicance, Ch. 5
7:15 PM Tim Brosnihan (10th Anniv,), req. by Family;
The Rosary is prayed each weekday beginning with the
Angelus at 5:50 p.m.
Dear Friends in the Lord,
A quick note about next weekend: Next Saturday is
November 1, the Feast of All Saints. Since it falls on a Saturday, the obligation is lifted. Next Sunday is November 2,
The Feast of All Souls., which we will celebrate at all the
weekend Masses.
Our next parish mission to the Be Like Brit orphanage and St. Francois Church in Grand Goave, Haiti is
scheduled for May 2-9, 2015. There are openings for ten
people to make the trip. On Monday, November 17, the
Haitian Apostolate will hold an informational session on
the mission. The meeting will be held in the St. Francis Xavier Center at 7:00 p.m. A member of the Be Like Brit staff
and those of us who made the trip this year will be present
to share our experience and answer any questions. All are
welcome. If you are not able to make the trip, but are interested in the mission and/or helping with the apostolate,
please join us. Refreshments will be served!
Congratulations to Maura McCarthy who received
the Distinguished Jurist Award from the Diocesan St.
Thomas More Society. The presentation was made last
weekend at the Society’s Annual Red Mass. Maura, her
husband Don and their four children have been active and
supportive members of St. John’s and our parish mission
for many years. We are blessed to have them as members of
our parish family. Even if their son Owen has been a bit
slow in joining me on the Steelers’ bandwagon!
Maura’s well deserved recognition and the presence
of the McCarthy/Naber family remind me of the positive
impact our parish makes in the world beyond Temple Street
every day. These are dangerous and uncertain times in
which we live. Still, the manner in which you live out your
Christian vocations is a source of tremendous hope. When I
look out at our congregation at Mass and, especially, when
I distribute the Body of Christ, I am moved knowing the
various ways that the love of God and neighbor is expressed and shared each day.
This is the lifestyle which is the Church’s greatest
tool of evangelization. We are all concerned about the decline in religious affiliation and participation in our country
and across the world. There is no program that can reverse
this decline as effectively as a community of people living
the Gospel message. Thanks for all that you do.
In Christ’s Peace,
Fr. John Madden
Op.: # 689 O God Our Help in Ages Past
Ps. 18: # 1196
Prep.: # 697 Lord of All Nations, Grant Me Grace
Acclamations: # 353, 356, 355, 311
Sunday 7:15: # 371, 372, 373, 311
Comm.: # 857 For the Fruits of All Creation
Cl.: # 602 Christ Is the World’s Light
Parish Council’s next meeting will be Monday,
November 10, 7 PM in the rectory.
Social Activity Committee’s next meeting will be
Wednesday, November 5, 7 PM in the rectory.
Monday, November 3 - Wednesday, November 12 from 8-11
AM. Sign-ups will only be done over the phone by talking to
Jimmy. We are only servicing those that fall within our parish
boundaries in the zip codes of 01604 or the Vernon Hill
neighborhood of 01610. Anyone willing to donate a basket,
please contact the rectory.
ST. JOHN’S at all Masses the weekend of November 15
and 16 on behalf of the School of Joy in Bethlehem. Maysoon
brings beautiful olive wood religious items that will be for
sale. The proceeds help support the School of Joy in the place
of Jesus’ birth.
October 28– Bible Study, 7 PM in the r ector y.
November 6- Peer Ministry for Separated and Divorced Catholics, 7 PM in the rectory. Non Catholics welcome. The group offers hope and mutual
understanding in a confidential and non-judgmental
setting. Those interested may contact Diane at
[email protected] and place "Peer Ministry" in
the subject line.
November 7– The St. John’s Film Festival will
present “The Grunt Padre in Vietnam” at 7 pm in
the church hall.
November 14 –The Contemplative Prayer Group at
7 PM in the church hall.
November 15- Chr istian Coffee House, 7 PM,
Ascension Campus.
SOCIAL ACTIVITES COMMITTEE is sponsoring a trip to FOXWOODS on Friday, November
7. The bus will leave St. John’s at 4 PM and leave
Foxwoods at 11 PM to return to Worcester. The
cost is $20 per person which includes round trip
transportation, a $10 food voucher or free buffet
and $10 in slot or KENO plays. If you are interested, the money needs to be in on or before November 1. Checks can be made out to St. John’s and
mailed to the church C/O Social Activities Committee, Attn: Judy. NO seat will be reserved without
payment. Must be 21 years old to attend. Proceeds
of the trip will go toward the new St. John’s Scholarship Fund. There are still plenty of seats available. All are welcome.
Grades 1-8– Sunday, November 2, 9 AM in the Church
Confirmation I (gr ade 9)- Sunday, November 2, 11:15 AM
in the Church Hall.
Confirmation II (gr ade 10 and up)- Sunday, November 2,
11:15 AM in the Church Hall.
Parents of Grades 1-4 students please drop off and pick up
students in their classrooms. Thank you.
RCIA - The next inquiry session for those considering the
Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults will be held Monday,
November 3 at 7:15 PM in the rectory. Any adult interested
in receiving the sacrament of Baptism, Eucharist, and Confirmation is encouraged to attend. Please call the rectory with
any questions.
THE PARISH CHOIR will be moving to 7:00 PM on
Wednesdays in the choir loft! Come sing with us half an hour
THE KIDS CHOIR will be starting on Friday the 17th
at 4:30 PM in the choir loft! They will sing during the children's Masses on the first and 3rd Sundays of the month.
For more information about either choir, talk to Sean, Lucie,
or one of the singers after Mass, or email Sean
at [email protected]
St. John’s - Sunday, October 26
St. Peter-Marian - Sunday, October 26, 12 PM
St. Mary’s– Sunday, November 2, 1-3 PM
Venerini Academy - Thursday, November 13, 11AM - 1 PM
Financial Report
In Our Catholic Community...
will be this Monday, October 27 at 7 PM in the rectory. The selection for October is “Faith and Unbelief” by Stephen Bullivant.
A MASS FOR HEALING will be held Tuesday,
November 18 at 6:15 PM. After the Mass the Sacrament of the Sick will be administered. Anyone
seeking the healing touch of God’s love and mercy
is welcome.
Last weekend we received $7306.32. We have also received:
Restoration- $110.00
Candles- $196.00
Parking- $35.00
School Rent- $4527.58
Food for the Poor- $5491.14
Monthly- $1620.00
Stipends– $435.00
Mission Sunday- $474.00
Coffee House– 30.00
Total- $20,224.46; Unrestricted– $14,149.32; Restricted
FOOD FOR THE POOR: $75 IMO Allan Valer io, $500
from a friend; $100 from a friend; $100 from a friend; $25
from a friend; $50 from a friend; $50 from a friend; $35
IMO Henry Healey; $500 IMO Eleanor Prevoski; $550
IHO Michael and Bianca Tinsley; $100 IMO Paul Trippi
pleased to announce that they will be holding their
annual French Meat Pie Sale. The sale will be held
in St. George church hall at 40 Brattle St., Worcester, on Sunday, November 23, 8 AM - Noon. The
cost is $12.00. Because of the popularity of these
meat pies, we are now taking advance prepaid orders. Please call Terry at 508-757-6209 with your
order. The deadline for the prepaid orders is Sunday, Nov. 16. These meat pies are to be picked up
on Nov. 23rd.
Expenses– $13,400.17
Film Festival Movie (26.00) Ascension Water and Sewer
(88.47) Catholic School Subsidy (600.00) Phones (194.53)
Hall Fridge Repair (472.00) Hall Sink (426.21) Rectory
Sink (338.69) Ascension Water (395.83) Cable/Internet/
Phones Rectory (546.79) Telegram Subscription (386.36)
Copier Lease (573.27) Downspouts (715.00) Alarm
(71.74) Maintenance Supplies (144.70) Funerals (152.80)
Schola (707.32) Administration (5420.87) World Mission
Sunday (474.00) Food for the Poor (1565.59)
THE FILIPINO CHOIR will be at the 4:15 PM
Mass on Saturday, October 25. A reception will
follow. All are welcome.
THE LITHUANIAN CHOIR at St. John's will be
singing at the 4:15 PM Mass on Saturday November
1st. There will be Lithuanian hymns and some readings in Lithuanian. A reception will be held at the
St. Francis Xavier Center immediately following the
Mass. All are welcome. We are looking for new
members for the choir. Speaking Lithuanian is not
required, just a willingness to learn and sing. Please
see Sean or Barbara if you're interested.
Our Parish Community
...Offers prayers and condolences to the families
of Barbara Luca, Eleanor D’Elia and Daniel
McCarthy who have been born into eternal life.
...Welcomes Magnolia Sueko O’Grady who has
entered the Catholic community through the waters of Baptism.
Word of Life
“One of the troubles with love is that it gets buried in the debris of life, the hardships...the drain and drag...such that we are apt to neglect love and lose that love
of body and soul, so that we have to explore and search in our depths and seek it
and pray for it, wooing it and caressing it again into life.”
- Dorothy Day July 7, 1949