St. John the Baptist Parish

St. John the Baptist Parish
Thirtieth Sunday in Ordinary Time
October 26, 2014
Mission Statement of St. John’s Parish
Under the guidance of the Holy Spirit the community of St. John’s Parish works
to spread the Gospel message through a ministry of compassion, education,
and stewardship. Our life as believers is centered in the Eucharist, which
encourages and fosters a deep sense of identity in Christ Jesus and the mission
the Lord Jesus calls us to embrace.CHEDULED MASS
We welcome all who have come to worship in our parish community. If you are new to our parish,
please introduce yourself to any of the priests or deacon. May we experience together the love of
Jesus Christ.
Liturgical Celebrations
4:00 p.m. (Vigil Mass)
7:30 a.m., 9:00 a.m.,
11:00 a.m. and 5:30 p.m.
Weekdays: 8:00 a.m. Monday - Saturday
Latin Mass: 7:00 a.m. (lower chapel)
1st & 3rd Wednesday
Holy Days and Holidays: as announced
Rev. Robert J. Cullen, Administrator
Rev. Michael K. Harvey, Parochial Vicar
Rev. William C. Palladino, In Residence
Dn. Paul A. Lewis, Financial Administrator, 617-773-1021
Dn. William R. Proulx
Donna Niosi, Administrative Assistant, 617-773-1021, and
Secretary of Religious Education, 617-877-5014
Joanne Curry, Religious Education Director, K-9, 617-877-5014
Paul Kelly, Music Director
Edward Philie, Director of Maintenance, 617-921-1026
St. John’s Food Pantry, 617-472-4908
Sacrament of Matrimony: Congratulations! In order for
the priest or deacon to spiritually work with the couple,
arrangements must be made at least six months before the
wedding date.
Infant Baptism: Celebrated third Sunday of the month at
1:00 p.m. Call a Parish Priest or Deacon at least one month
in advance.
Sacrament of Reconciliation (Confession): Lower chapel,
Wednesdays, 8:30-9:00 a.m.; Saturdays, 2:30-3:30 p.m. or by
appointment at the rectory.
Confirmation and Holy Orders: Call a Parish Priest or
Sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick: Before you
enter the hospital for tests or surgery, we encourage you to
celebrate the Anointing of the Sick at one of our Eucharistic
celebrations. Priests are not available at the hospital as
they once were to anoint patients. We strongly advise you
to clearly inform the admissions staff at the hospital that
you are Catholic and desire to be visited by one of the
Catholic Pastoral Care Ministers.
Thirtieth Sunday in Ordinary Time
Saturday, October 25
8:00 a.m.
4:00 p.m. 11th Anniversary Dorothy Callahan
Sunday, October 26
7:30 a.m. Mass for the People
9:00 a.m. Memorial Josephine Ryan
11:00 a.m. 18th Anniversary Dr. John Dalton
& Memorial Kevin Dalton
5:30 p.m. Month’s Mind Nora “Theresa” Forbes
Monday, October 27
8:00 a.m.
Tuesday, October 28
8:00 a.m.
Wednesday, October 29
8:00 a.m.
Thursday, October 30
8:00 a.m.
Friday, October 31
8:00 a.m. 3rd Anniversary Rev. Arthur J. DePietro
Saturday, November 1
8:00 a.m.
4:00 p.m. Memorial Bernice Schmitz
Sunday, November 2
7:30 a.m. Mass for the People
9:00 a.m. Anniversary Memorial
Marvin & Diana Lillie
11:00 a.m. Memorial Rolando & Victoria Almonacid
5:30 p.m. Memorial Jean Baptist Mathieu
& Living O Rick Mathieu
Your Prayers are Requested for:
Mary G. Walker, Winifred DiSalvio, Dorothy
Giuliano, Dr.Thomas G. Foley and all our
parishioners who have died recently, and for
all our deceased relatives and friends. Also,
please remember all those who are ill and
pray for the intentions of all our parishioners.
For the week of October 26, the Bread
& Wine have been donated in Memory
of John H. & Anne M. Duff. If you
would like to make a memorial donation
for the altar bread and/or the altar wine in memory of a
loved one or for a special intention, please call the rectory
at 617-773-1021. The donation for the altar bread or the
altar wine is $30 each for one week ($60 for both).
The Spirituality
Receiving God’s Gifts gratefully;
Nurturing God’s Gifts responsibly;
Sharing God’s Gifts
in love and justice;
Returning God’s Gifts generously.
Weekend of October 18/19
Church Collections
On-Line Giving
Total Sacrificial Offering by Parishioners
Second Collection - Catholic World Mission
Total Sacrificial Offering by Parishioners $2,029.09
This weekend October 25/26 there will be one collection. Next
weekend, November 1/2 there is also one collection.
Thank you for your generosity!
Ursuline Academy - Open House
OPEN HOUSE, October 26th from 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Ursuline Academy, a Catholic independent, college preparatory
school has been transforming the lives of young women since
1946. Located on 28 acres in Dedham, MA., Ursuline has a rich
tradition of inspiring students in grades seven through twelve. Its
nurturing and supportive culture helps girls find their voices so
they can approach life with confidence and a higher purpose - a
purpose that serves God, family, community and the world at
large. For further information, please call 781-493-7727. Ursuline
Academy is located at 85 Lowder Street, Dedham, MA 02026.
Annual Autumn Auction
Save the Date! Elizabeth Seton Academy invites you to its Annual
Autumn Auction on November 14, 2014 at the IBEW Hall. Please
join us as we welcome our honoree Ed Forry, publisher of the
Dorchester Reporter, and our honored guest, Father Peter Casey,
who will give a special blessing. Join your friends for a fun evening
with a buffet dinner, raffle prizes, silent and live auctions, and
more! All proceeds support Elizabeth Seton Academy, the only
all girls Catholic High School in Boston. For more information,
please contact Rikki Ray at [email protected] or call 617296-1087 x 20.
We look forward to seeing you!
III Murray Nicholas Pisanelli & Lisa Marie McKeon
October 26, 2014
St. John the Baptist & St. Joseph
Family Religious Education Program
Classes for Religious Education
If you have not registered or know someone who has not
registered, please ask them to call the religious education phone
Class Schedule for the rest of October:
Sunday, October 26
Grades 3, 4 & 5 10:00-10:50 a.m.
Confirmation Class 6:30-8:00 p.m.
Monday, October 27
Grades 6 & 7 6:00-6:50 p.m.
Grades 8 & 9 7:00-8:00 p.m.
The Emmaus Ministry for Grieving Parents
St. Anthony Shrine
Spiritual Retreats - Monthly Meetings
Call Diane, Mother of Paul, at (617)542-8057
100 Arch Street, Boston, MA 02110 - [email protected]
Taking Time Out Retreats
“Look at the View,” a Spirituality for Everyday Living miniretreat led by Peggy Patenaude of Taking Time Out will be
held on Wednesday, November 12th at Sacred Hearts Retreat
Center in Wareham, MA from 10:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Cost is
$20. Pre-registration required. Contact Peggy at 508-548-9149
or [email protected] For more information visit
Women’s Retreat: On the Way will be held January 16-18,
2015 at Miramar Retreat Center in Duxbury MA. For more
information contact Peggy Patenaude at 508-548-9149 or
[email protected]
Invitation to All Fifth Grade Catholic School and
Religious Education 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 Sunday,
November 2, 2014 from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m.
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 accordingly, please RSVP by October
29 to: [email protected] or by calling 617-746-5423. We look
forward to your visit!
Little Sisters of the Poor
186 Highland Ave., Somerville MA
Annual Christmas Bazaar
Saturday, November 8, 2014, from 9:00a.m to 4:00 p.m.
Gift Items - Stocking Stuffers - Rafflemania - Games
Bakery - including Irish Soda Bread
(and serving our famous Beef Stew!)
Church Bulletin Ad Sponsors Needed
Attention parishioners of St. John the Baptist, Kim Bent was
at the parish office this past week getting ad sponsors for
our church bulletin.If she missed contacting you, please
consider placing your business on the back of the church
bulletin. Your support would be greatly appreciated. If you
are interested, or know of someone who may be, or would
like more information about doing an ad, please contact Kim
Bent at 303-870-6157 or you can email her at
[email protected] Thank you!
Pauline Book & Media Center
Free Book Signing with Fr. Robert Reed of Catholic TV!
Here is a wonderful opportunity to meet and talk with Fr.
Robert Reed of Catholic TV as he holds a Book Signing of
his latest title “Rediscover the Saints.” Saturday, November
1, 2014 from 1:00-2:00 p.m. at Pauline Books and Media,
885 Providence Highway, Dedham, MA 02026 For
information call 781-326-5385.
Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius of Loyola
The Spiritual Exercises of Saint Ignatius in Every Day Life
(the 19th Annotation Retreat) is available for Catholic Adults
in a group setting. The Spiritual Exercises extend over the
course of twenty-four weeks.
This year the exercises begin on Wednesday, November 19,
2014 and conclude April 22, 2015. The group will meet weekly
from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. at Mount Alvernia High School, 790
Centre St., Newton, MA 02458.
Father John Sassani and Mary Ann McLaughlin will direct
the Spiritual Exercises. For further information please call
617-779-3640 or email spiritual [email protected]
Quincy Catholic Academy
Enrolling Your Child at Quincy Catholic Academy
For more information on how to register your child at Quincy
Catholic Academy or to schedule a tour, please call 617-3283830. You can also visit our website at: Quincy Catholic
Academy is proud to offer a challenging curriculum in a
supportive environment from early childhood through middle
school (Age 3 Preschool through Grade 8). Come see why
we believe an education at QCA is truly an investment in
your child’s future!
St. John the Baptist Parish
30th Sunday in Ordinary Time
“The whole law and the prophets depend on these two
commandments.” The law of love. That’s what Jesus came
to establish. In a religious milieu that was often marked by
legalism and scrupulosity, Jesus brought a kind of freedom.
He reminded us that the laws of religion are made to serve
the ultimate goal of love: love for God and love for neighbor.
Think about the Ten Commandments. This classical summary
of God’s rules for us can be divided into two types of laws.
First come the laws about loving God: have no strange gods;
don’t take the Lord’s name in vain; honor the Sabbath. Then
come the laws about loving our neighbor: honor your parents;
don’t kill; don’t commit adultery; don’t steal; be honest; and
don’t covet your neighbor’s spouse or property. When we
follow the law of love that Jesus preaches today, all of this is
taken care of.
If we loved God with our whole heart, mind, and soul, for
example, there would be no room left for false gods. There
would be no bitterness or apathy leading us to disrespect
God’s name or to fail to worship him as he has asked.
Similarly, if we loved our neighbors as ourselves by following
the Golden Rule, then we would naturally respect them instead
of lying, killing, coveting, or the like.
Ultimately, all the dos and don’ts of the law are just specific
guidelines describing what love looks like. This is very helpful
for those times when love doesn’t come so easily to us. When
we struggle with having our heart in the right place, the Ten
Commandments give us direction. But as Jesus instructs us
today, the goal is to grow in the kind of love that naturally
leads us to want to do what’s best.
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Calendar of St. John’s
Upcoming Dates & Events
Saturday, October 25
2:30-3:30 p.m. Sacrament of Reconciliation Lower Chapel
Sunday, October 26
10:00-10:50 a.m. Religious Ed Classes Church Hall
Grades 3, 4 & 5
1:00 p.m.
Filipino Mass
Upper Church
followed by Reception
Church Hall
6:30-8:00 p.m.
Confirmation Class
Church Hall
Monday, October 27
6:00-6:50 p.m. Classes Grades 6 & 7
Church Hall
7:00-8:00 p.m. Classes Grades 8 & 9
Church Hall
Wednesday, October 29
8:30-9:00 a.m. Sacrament of Reconciliation Lower Chapel
6:30-7:30 p.m. St. John’s Food Pantry
Convent Garage
Friday, October 31
8:30 4:00 p.m.
Eucharistic Adoration
Lower Chapel
First Saturday, November 1
8:30-9:45 a.m. First Saturday Devotions Lower Chapel
2:30-3:30 p.m. Sacrament of Reconciliation Lower Chapel
Sunday, November 2
10:00-10:50 a.m. Religious Ed Classes
Church Hall
Grades 1 and 2
11:00 a.m.
Family Mass
Upper Church
followed by Cookie Sunday
6:30-8:00 p.m.
Confirmation Class
Church Hall
St. John’s Food Pantry
Encounter thanks all of our priests for their loving service to
God’s people. Join thousands of other Catholics worldwide
in taking a day to especially recognize the priests who so
faithfully serve us by providing the Sacraments, spiritual
guidance, education and love as a daily gift. Please tell your
parish priest how much you love him!
If you or someone you know from St. John’s Parish is in
need of assistance, please contact St. John’s Food Pantry
at 617-472-4908. The Pantry’s office hours are from 6:307:30 p.m. each Wednesday evening located in the convent
garage. For those who are so generous to the important work
of St. John’s, please send donations directly to the rectory or
please use the blue envelope marked SJFP and drop into the
regular parish collection. Thank you for your support.
Welcome to St. John’s!
We encourage all our parishioners who worship with us to register. Our registry is a
vital source of information that we use when we need to contact parishioners. Please call the rectory, 617-773-1021, or
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