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Welcome to the Family!
If you are new to our families, we hope that you will
introduce yourself to one of our priests or deacons. We are
blessed in so many ways, and we want you to experience
this very special family we’re building in the Cranberry
Collaborative!
The Cranberry Catholic Collaborative
Sacred Heart, Middleboro
Sts. Martha & Mary, Lakeville
St. Rose of Lima, Rochester
Fr. John Sheridan, Pastor
Fr. Mark Derrane, Parochial Vicar
Deacon George Gabriel
Deacon Charlie Bower
Holly Clark, Pastoral Associate
Offices: 340 Centre St, Middleboro
(508) 947-0444
Monday through Friday from 8:30 am to 3 pm.
cranberrycatholic.org
Mass Schedule
Saturday
3 pm
4 pm
4 pm
5 pm
Confessions at SH & Sts. M&M
Sts. Martha & Mary & Sacred Heart
Confessions at St. Rose
St. Rose
Sunday
7:30 am
8:30 am
9 am
10 am
11 am
Sts. Martha & Mary
Sacred Heart
St. Rose
Sts. Martha & Mary
Sacred Heart
Weekdays
Mon-Wed
Thurs- Fri
Thursday
Saturday
8 am
8 am
9 am
9 am
Sacred Heart
Sts. Martha & Mary
St. Rose
Sts. Martha & Mary
Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament
Sts. Martha and Mary - First Fridays, 8:30 - 9:30 am
Sacred Heart – Second Tuesdays, 6:30- 7:30 pm
St. Rose of Lima – Fourth Wednesdays, 3- 4 pm
CHRISTMAS SCHEDULES NEXT PAGE!
MANY, MANY HAPPENINGS!
COME ONE, COME ALL & INVITE A FRIEND!
Follow That Star
On Saturday night, Nov. 22 at St. Rose
following the 5 pm Mass, join us for a little stargazing as we prepare for the celebrations to come!
Ham & Bean Supper!
Our Lady’s Sodality will host a Ham and Bean
Supper at Sacred Heart Hall on Saturday, Nov. 29th
following the 4 pm Mass! For information and
tickets, please call the Parish Offices!
A Special Mass of Thanksgiving
Monday evening, Nov. 24 at 7 pm,
come to St. Rose for Mass followed by a reception.
Thanksgiving Mass schedule
Wednesday
Thursday
Thursday
Nov. 26
Nov. 27
Nov. 27
7 pm
8 am
9 am
St. M&M
Sacred Heart
St. Rose
Mark Your Advent Calendars!
We are having an Advent Mission Dec. 14-16!
Join us Sunday at Sts. Martha & Mary on Sunday,
Sacred Heart (with reconciliation) on Monday
and St. Rose (with Mass & reception) on Tuesday.
Feast of the Immaculate Conception
Monday, Dec. 8 IS a Holy Day of Obligation.
8 am
Sacred Heart
6:30 pm
Sts. Martha & Mary
7 pm
St. Rose.
Family Rosary
Let’s pray the Rosary together on Wednesday,
Dec. 10th at 7 pm at St. Rose. All are welcome!
Calendar Lottery Raffle
The Cranberry Catholic Collaborative calendar and
lottery raffle tickets are for sale at the parish office.
We will also be visiting all three towns during the
weekend Masses. Your $20 donation enters you into
a drawing for cash prizes drawn daily during 2015.
After your ticket wins, it is re-entered so you have
365 chances of winning a total of $10,000 in cash
prizes. Any questions? Call us!
CHRISTMAS SCHEDULE
Christmas Eve
3 pm
3:30 pm
4 pm
4 pm
4 pm
4 pm
9:30 pm
10 pm
11:30 pm
12 am
Confessions at all churches
Christmas concerts at all churches
Sacred Heart Church
Sacred Heart Hall
Sts. Martha & Mary
St. Rose
Christmas Concert at Sts. M&M
Sts. Martha & Mary
Christmas Concert at Sacred Heart
Sacred Heart Church
Christmas Day
8:30 am
9 am
9 am
11am
Sacred Heart
Sts. Martha & Mary
St. Rose
Sacred Heart
January 1Feast of Mary, the Mother of God
New Year’s Eve
4 pm
4 pm
5 pm
Sacred Heart
Sts. Martha & Mary
St. Rose
New Year’s Day
9 am
11 am
Sts. Martha & Mary
Sacred Heart
In 2015! Plan Ahead!
A CCC International Adventure!
In November 2015 we’re heading with Collette
Tours for a fabulous 10- day journey to Italy!
Any questions? Call us!
Prayer in the Days Before Advent
My brother, Jesus. It happens every year. I think that this
will be the year that I have a reflective Advent.
I look forward to Sunday and this new season, Jesus. But
all around me are the signs rushing me to Christmas and
some kind of celebration that equates spending with love.
I need your help. I want to slow my world down. This
year, more than ever, I need Advent, these weeks of
reflection and longing for hope in the darkness.
Jesus, this year, help me to have that longing. Help me to
feel it in my heart and be aware of the hunger and thirst
in my own soul. Deep down, I know there is something
missing in my life, but I can’t quite reach for it. I can’t get
what is missing.
I know it is about you, Jesus. You are not missing from
my life, but I might be missing the awareness of all of the
places you are present there.
Be with me, my dear friend. Guide me in these weeks to
what you want to show me this Advent. Help me to be
vulnerable enough to ask you to lead me to the place of
my own weakness, the very place where I will find you the
most deeply embedded in my heart, loving me without
limits.
Praying Over My To-Do List
I sit here with my list, Lord, and I know I need help
finding a balance. I am so looking forward to Christmas
Day, with the family here, the company, the wonderful
celebration. But, Lord, there is SO much to do! When
will it all get done? How will I maintain any semblance of
inner peace in this "peaceful" season?
I think, Lord, that I need some balance in my life. I feel
so torn between wanting to cook and fill my house with
wonderful welcoming smells, and wanting to finish
decorating the house. I have shopping to do, the house to
clean and cards to write and mail. When? How?
Help me, guide me, Lord. Help me to set priorities
around doing those things that will bring me closer to
you. Maybe my house really is clean enough, or maybe I
can ask my family for help. Can the cards wait until a
quiet afternoon after Christmas? Can my house
decorations be simpler? Is there more than a little ego
involved when I want so desperately to have my house
"magazine perfect" for the holidays?
Help me rediscover the joy of simplicity, Lord. Help me
to remember what I am celebrating. Help me to find it in
my heart to call out, "Come, Lord Jesus."
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