Saint Katharine Drexel Parish

Saint Katharine Drexel Parish
“A Home For All”
St Katharine Drexel Parish-Roxbury
November 9, 2014
Feast of Dedication of the Lateran Basilica
Mass Times:
8:00 am & 10:00 am
1:00 pm (Nigerian Commnity)
5:00pm (September(September-May) (Ruggles Street)
Daily Mass (Mon - Sat): 9:00 am
Saint Katharine Drexel
(Ruggles Street )
Parish
Rosary: 12:30 pm
517 Blue Hill Avenue
Dorchester, MA 0212102121-0208
Parish Office: 175 Ruggles Street
St. Katharine Drexel Parish
Roxbury, MA 02120
is a Black Catholic Community
of believers,
Telephone: 617 445 8915
celebrating and rejoicing
Fax: 617 445 1652
in the love of GOD
Administrator:
Reverend Gerald Osterman
617617-389389-5660
E-mail [email protected]
Parochial Vicars:
Reverend Jude Thaddeus Osunkwo
Reverend Donatus Ezenneka
Parish Secretary:
Sr. Mary Christiana Onyewuche
Pastoral Associate
Sr. Christine Smith
Sr. Mary Christiana Onyewuche
JN 2: 13-22
Director of Music
“Reverence God by walking in His Presence.”
Mr. Meyer Chambers
ST. K.D.
Website: www.saintkatharinedrexel.org
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November 9, 2014
Feast of Dedication of the Lateran Basilica
MIDWEEK REFRESHER
READ: John 2: 13-22
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Pope Francis’ Tweet
REFLECT: At the time of his conversion the Emperor
Constantine gave to the Bishop of Rome the Lateran
Basilica, a meeting hall on the Coelian Hill in
Rome. Legend has it that on November 9, 324, this
basilica was dedicated to the Most Holy Savior. The
baptistery of the basilica was dedicated to St. John
the Baptist, and in the middle ages the entire basilica
was rededicated in his honor. This basilica remains
to this day the cathedral church of Rome and thus a
monument of great importance to the Western
Church. Like all feasts of dedication, this is a feast of
the Lord and thus displaces the Sunday celebration
in ordinary time. God has always sought to dwell
among his people. No building made by human
hands can really contain him. There were sanctuaries
made by human hands, those first sanctuaries where
the stammering faith of the patriarchs discovered
with dread that God was there; that tent of meeting
which fluttered in the desert wind when Moses conversed there with God face to face; and finally the
temple of Jerusalem which fixed the presence of the
Lord Sabaoth among his people. Very soon, however,
“A good example brings about so much good, but
hypocrisy brings about much evil.”
Pope Francis
LECTORS
Sunday 8am: Felix Okonkwo
11/09
10am: Patricia Smith
1pm: Chi-Chi Nwaford
Lorraine Valentine
Sunday 8am: Njida Mbuyi
11/16
10am: Moy Calder-Arneaud
1pm: Dominic Anidi
Joe-Ann Fergus
Stacie Holmes
Ralph ilona
Mohana Bailey
Sr. Christiana O
despite their attachment to Jerusalem, the prophets were
struggling to liberate the chosen people from a false sense
of security. They had come to believe that the presence of
God was guaranteed by a stone building. It is rather in the
hearts of a faithful people that God wants to dwell. By faithfully frequenting the temple, Jesus shows himself to be the
worthy successor of those who love the Lord and seek his
presence. His teaching about the "Father's house" prepares for a new order where the ancient cultic sanctuaries
give way to his own person. With the death of Jesus, the
veil of the sanctuary is torn. The true sanctuary is now the
Body of Christ the community of believers. The churches
made by human hands will now be at the service of this
community.
EXTRAORDINARY MINISTERS
Sunday 8am:
11/09 10am:
1pm:
Marion Peters
Jacquie Townes
Sr. Christiana O.
Sunday 8am:
11/09 10am:
1pm:
Marion Peters
Agnes Tshitenge
Sr. Christiana O.
Francis Ibili
Larry Anderson
Maurice Tshitenge
Tina Kamal
Robert Gittens
Moy Arneaud
Tima Kamalu
PRAY: People need to believe in a good future, a resurrection to eternal life. In your prayer, pray especially for those who are near death.
ACT: Pay a visit to a church to be quiet and to pray.
Scripture for the week of November 9th
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SUN Ez 47:1-2, 8-9, 12/1 Cor 3:9c-11, 16-17/Jn
2:13-22
Mon Ti 1:1-9/Lk 17:1-6
Tue Ti 2:1-8, 11-14/Lk 17:7-10
Wed Ti 3:1-7/Lk 17:11-19
Thu Phlm 7-20/Lk 17:20-25
Fri 2 Jn 4-9/Lk 17:26-37
Sat 3 Jn 5-8/Lk 18:1-8
SUN Prv 31:10-13, 19-20, 30-31/1 Thes 5:1-6/Mt
25:14-30 or 25:14-15, 19-21
EVERY THURSDAY 7PM-8PM
PARISH CENTER, RUGGLES ST.
NOVEMBER 13TH (Home Study this week)
SIRACH 5: 1-8
MATERIAL SECURITY AND SPIRITUAL SUICIDE!
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November 9, 2014
Feast of Dedication of the Lateran Basilica
ANNOUNCEMENTS
ASSOCIATES OF THE SISTERS OF
THE BLESSED SACRAMENT (ASBS)
MONTHLY MEETING
Date:
Time:
Place:
10AM MASS
Thursday, November 13th
6PM-8PM
St. K.D. Parish Center
Interested and possible Catholics are always
welcome!
In thanksgiving to God for His many blessings for
Myrtle and Family.
Requested by Mrytle Barrie Jemmott
COMMISSIONING OF MINISTERS
1PM MASS
Thanking God for His faithfulness, for all favors received and for special intentions.
Requested by: Anonymous
Date:
Time:
Sunday, November 16th
8AM and 10AM Mass
Thanking God for His goodness and mercies upon him.
Requested by: Ralph Ilona
BISHOP HEALY AWARD DINNER
HONORING MS. LORRAINE “MA” SMITH
Date:
Time:
Place:
PRAYERS FOR THE SICK
Friday, November 21st
6:30PM
Lombardo’s, Randolph
Marilyn Hicks, Ebere Ihionu
Sr. Joanne McGovern, Andrea Middleton
Mary Ramos, Herb Stephens
Norman Tyler, Fr. Walter Waldron,
Mavis Walker
ST. KATHARINE DREXEL PARISH
SENIOR CITIZEN CYBER CAFÉ PROGRAM
TIMOTHY SMITH FOUNDATION FALL 2014
CATACHISM FOR CHILDREN IN THE
NIGERIAN COMMUNITY
Clases take place immediately after the Holy Mass
for those preparing for First Penance and First Holy
Communion. Registration forms are also available
for new Catechumens.
Also, children from 5yrs can also register for the
prayer session of the Catechism Class. Class time
also immediately after Mass.
Date:
Place:
Fridays
Time: 10am-Noon
Computer Room, 2nd Floor, 175 Ruggles St.
Dates:
November 14
December 5
Instructors are Sister Karen Hokanson, SND, Ed.D.
and students from Emmanuel College. Lessons are
one-to-one tutoring and include assistance with the
Internet, Email, and Microsoft Office.
For registration, please call Christiana Onyewuche
EHJ at the Parish Office (617-445-8915) or her cell at
(617-767-9097) or Mrs. Lillian Ugocha.
OCTOBER 26TH
FOR CHILDREN IN THE 8AM & 10AM COMMUNITIES
8am: $702; 10am: $1,226;
Please fill out the form available at the back of the
Church and give it to Fr. Jerry or put it in the Offertory basket.
Thank you for your generosity!
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November 9, 2014
Feast of Dedication of the Lateran Basilica
Nigerian Community
www.nigeriancatholicboston.org
Chaplain:
Rev. Jude Osunkwo
Pastoral Associate:
Sr. Christiana Onyewuche, EHJ
Beginning at 7 p.m. every Friday,
St. Katharine Drexel Parish
is pleased to make the
Blessed Sacrament available
for Adoration for one hour
before Holy Mass.
Vice Chairperson:
Mr. Peter M. Uzoma
Secretary:
Mr. Felix Okwesa
Public Relations:
Mr. Ike Oguadimma
Coordinator of Altar Servers;
Mr. Edward Ngobidi
Director of Music:
Mr. Emeka M. Ihionu
REMEMBER THE 2014 CATHOLIC APPEAL
Sir Willy Okwerekwu
President
Through your support of the Catholic Appeal, our parish
community follows Pope Francis’ encouragement “to go
forward in hope” as we support the ministries that bring
to life the Gospel message across the Archdiocese of
Boston (and as we benefit ourselves!).
Nigerian Catholic:
Men's Organization:
Nigerian Catholic
Women's Organization:
Mrs. Uche Uchendu
President
Please consider a pledge of whatever amount. Pledge
forms are available in the pews and at the back of the
Church.
Nigerian Catholic
Youth Organization:
Miss Violet Udochi Mbawuike
President
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Thanks to all who have made a pledge or a donation!!
PRAYER FOR NIGERIA
All powerful and merciful Father, You are the God of
Justice, Love and Peace. You rule over all the nations
of the earth. Power and might are in Your hands and
no one can withstand You. We present our country,
Nigeria, before You. We praise and thank You for You
are the source of all we have and are. We are sorry
for all the sins we have committed and for good
deeds we have failed to do. In Your loving
forgiveness keep us safe from the punishment we
deserve. Lord, we are weighed down not only by
uncertainties, but also by moral, economic and
political problems. Listen to the cries of Your people
who confidently turn to You.
God of infinite
goodness, our strength in adversity, health in
weakness, our comfort in sorrow, be merciful to us
your people. Spare this nation, Nigeria, from chaos,
anarchy and doom. Bless us with Your kingdom of
justice, love and peace. We ask this through Jesus
Christ our Lord. Amen.
REMEMBER OUR FOOD BARREL
IN THE CHURCH VESIBULE
Try to drop something in once a month.
It will be well used.
PLEASE: NOTHING OUTDATED
Thank You!
THE RITE OF CHRISTIAN INITIATION OF ADULTS
(RCIA)
The RCIA program is open to all who are interested
in learning more about the Catholic faith. At this
time, we are beginning a group of participants preparing for the Sacraments of Baptism, Eucharist
and Confirmation. The Archdiocese of Boston will
be scheduling Adult Confirmation for this year. Now
may be the time for you, a friend or family member
to complete the Sacraments of Initiation.
OFFICE HOURS AT THE PARISH CENTER
(175 RUGGLES STREET)
TUESDAY: 10AM-2PM
THURSDAY: 10AM-2PM
FRIDAY: 9:30AM-12PM
Please contact Sr. Christine Smith at 617-442-0980
or see Sister or our Pastor before or after Sunday
Mass.
ALL OTHER TIMES, CALL IMMACULATE CONCEPTION
PARISH, EVERETT
FR. JERRY AT 617-389-5660
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Feast of Dedication of the Lateran Basilica
Congratulations to our own Meyer J. Chambers, recipient of the 45th GBOS Image Awards for Best Choir Director of the Year! November 2, 2014 has been declared by the City of Boston as, Meyer J. Chambers Day! In
addition, the Archdiocese of Boston Black Catholic Choir received Boston’s Best Inspirational Choir!
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HEALING MASS THANK YOU
Thanks so very much for ALL the parishioners who helped to make the Healing Mass so successful! Set-up,
food serving, clean-up and transportation went beautifully. Lloyd deserves special recognition, as does
Fr. Osterman and Meyer Chambers!
Gratefully, Sr. Christine and the Healing Mass Committee.
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PRAYER FOR PEACE AND JUSTICE
Dear Lord, we are happy for life here on earth! Heavenly Father, we are deeply concerned about peace in the
world, especially in our communities. We know that true peace is not merely the absence of tension, it is
the presence of justice. We ask for the power of the Holy Spirit to descend upon our communities to eradicate the injustices. We know that injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere and that what affects
one directly affects all indirectly. Send down your rain so the children will be refreshingly bathed. Send
your sunshine so they may bask in the rays. Spread your rainbow so the children will be delighted of its beauty. Let them drink of lemonade from the lemons of life. Our faith is strong in you Dear Lord. We thank you for
the power of the Holy Spirit who you gave us as our Advocate. May you inspire us in our mission as St.
Katharine Drexel Social Justice Committee to bring about the peace and love of Jesus Christ that will truly be
an example of Social Justice both locally and globally. It is well with our soul that you will hear our prayer. We
ask this through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
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