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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