Document 443453

SACRED HEART, WALTHAM,
SOLEMNITY OF OUR LORD JESUS CHRIST, KING OF THE UNIVERSE NOVEMBER 23,2014 "Then the king will say to those
on his right, 'Come, you who are
blessed by my Father. Inherit the kingdom prepared for you
from the foundation of the world. For I was hungry and you
gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me drink, a stranger
and you welcomed me, naked and you clothed me, ill and you
cared for me, in prison and you visited me.'" - Mt 25:34-36
MASS INTENTIONS
Saturday,
4:00PM
Sunday,
7:30AM
10:00AM
Monday,
7:30AM
Tuesday,
7:00PM
Wednesday,
7:30AM
Thursday,
9:00AM
Friday,
0:00
Saturday,
4:00PM
Sunday,
7:30AM
10:00AM
November 22
Paul E. Dube, Birthday Memorial, requested by
wife & family
November 23
For Parishioners of Sacred Heart Church
Fred & Kay Tortola, Anniversary Memorial,
requested by their family
November 24
Thomas Johnson, Birthday Memorial, requested
by his family
November 25
Gerald & Marie Champagne, Anniversary
Memorial, requested by James & Donna Casey
November 26
Giulio Giovanetti, 1st Anniversary Memorial,
requested by his brother, Donato
November 27 Thanksgiving Day
Pastor's Intention
November 28
NO MASS TODAY
November 29
Winifred Kilday, Anniversary Memorial,
requested by the Kidd family
November 30
For Parishloners of Sacred Heart Church
Alfred & Palma D ' Angio, requested by family
MEMORIALS
MA PRAYER CORNER
Our prayer comer gives an opportunity to place those in need of
prayer at the center of our hearts, minds and prayers. It is also an
opportunity for those in need of spiritual uplifting, healing and
comfort to seek prayers of the community. If you would like to
submit a name for the prayer corner, e-mail us at sa­
[email protected] Before placing the name of others on the
list, please seek the approval of the person, or the family of the
person whose name you are submitting.
Please Pray For...
Richard McDonald, Marie Sonier, Robert Byrd, John & Margaret,
Marie Woodside, Peter Donovan, Joanne Evans, Taylor C, Joe
Downs, Margaret, Nicole MacDonald, Josephine Forte, Richard
Murphy, Jr., Victor Palazzo, James Gray, Lillian Sagan, Regina
Sagan, Eileen Palumbo, Jean McLane, Linda Roy, Jim M, Christo­
pher Whalen, Lara Reynolds, Madeline Albanese, Rose Scafidi,
Roseann Trolan, Dennis Hamedy, Gloria Van Buskirk, Nick Pa­
lumbo, Cora Jean Williams, Ruth Varley, William J. Cleary, Lydia
Melong, Charles Linehan, Fintan Stanley, Karin Conti, Evelyn
Guelli, Connie Sammartano, Todd Lawrence, Andy O'Brien, Silas
Huffinan, Michael Weekley, Kevin McNamara, M.L. O'Brien,
Nicole Corrigan, Tom R., Carole Knox, Sally Mae, Jessica, Alice
B., Joseph Lee, Douglas Lee, Donna Casey, Robert Rizzo, Nancy
Malone, Paul Perry, Rose Ballo, Ruth Mulligan, Mark Elliott and
all men and women deployed around the world in military service,
and all people confined to their homes because of illness or age
and all who are ill or undergoing medical treatment. Please keep
in your prayers all the families grieving the loss of a loved one.
Readings for the Week of November 23, 2014
Sunday:
Ez 34:11-12,15-1711 Cor 15:20-26, 28IMt
25:31-46
Monday:
Rv 14:1-3, 4b-5ILk 21:1-4
Tuesday:
Rv 14: 14-19ILk 21:5-11
Wednesday:
Rv 15:1-4ILk21:12-19
Thursday:
Rv 18:1-2,21-23; 19:1-3, 9a!Lk21:20-28
Friday:
Rv 20:1-4, 11--21:2/Lk 21:29-33
Saturday:
Rv 22: 1-7 ILk 21:34-36
Is 63:16b-17, 19b; 64:2-711 Cor 1:3-9/Mk
Next Sunday:
13 :33-37
Sharing Time, Talent and Treasure
The Altar Bread for the week is a Birthday Memorial for Doris
Walazek, requested by her children
The Collection last week was: $5685.00
The Stained Glass Window will be lit for the week in Loving
Memory of Stephen & Mary Vitale, requested by their family
The Second Collection this weekend for the Retirement Fund for
the Religious Sisters of the archdiocese, & Heat, Light & Power.
THANKSGIVING DAY MASS
"Give thanks to the LORD, for he is good; his love endures forev­
er". As the Thanksgiving holiday draws near we are reminded of
the many in our lives. Before gathering with family and friends to
share in the Eucharist in praise and thanksgiving for all the gifts
we have been given. The Mass will take place on Thursday,
November 27 ,Thanksgiving morning at 9:00AM.
SOLEMNITY OF OUR LORD JESUS CHRIST, KING OF THE UNIVERSE PARISH NEWS. Continued
PARISH NEWS. Continued
Increased Offertory Initiative
!his past weekend at each of the Sunday liturgies several parish­
Ioners spoke at Mass, sharing their personal reflections on what
Sacred Heart Church means to them and how they strive to build
God's kingdom through their stewardship of time, talent and
treasure. We are most grateful for their sharing and we pray that
their witness might inspire us all to take more active roles in the
life of the church and share our gifts more generously. We thank
you all for taking the time to listen to their witness and for your
con sideration in this most important initiative.
STEWARDSHIP, SHARING TIME, TALENT AND
TREASURE
We are most grateful for the very open and generous response of
our parishioners while we are in the midst of our Increased Offer­
tory Campaign. Below you will see an example of the average
weekly offertory and the average weekly expenses. We will begin
to publish the numbers from week to week to keep you abreast of
parish finances. Once again, we are grateful to all those who are
making a commitment toward increased giving and to all those
who share their time, talent and treasure.
$
4,974.28
Average Weekly Offertory
Average Additional Weekly Income
$
555.15
Total Income
$
5,529.13
Average Weekly Expenses
Average Shortfall
$
7,386.03
($1,856.90)
STEWARDSHIP AND THE SUNDAY GOSPEL
" Amen, I say to you , what you did not do for one of these least
ones, you did not do for me." Jesus does not make it easy for any
of. us when He says that. Even those who practice stewardship
faithfully, even the best among us, have times when they may turn
their back on those in need . The Solemnity that we celebrate to­
day is popularly known as Christ the King. It is in Church terms
relatively new. Instituted in 1921 by Pope Pius XI, it was original­
lyon the last Sunday of October. It was renamed in 1969 by Pope
Paul VI and moved to its present date, which is the last Sunday in
the Liturgical Year, the last Sunday before Advent. The edict is­
sued by Pope Pius XI in ] 925 was called Quas Primas. Tt stated
"It has long been a custom to give to Christ the metaphorical title
of 'King. ' He is King of Hearts by reason of His ' charity which
exceedeth all knowledge ' ." Today 's readings trace our Lord Je­
sus Christ from "the shepherd who tends his flock" to the "first
fruits" to the "king." As stewards of His Word , His Kingdom , and
His Hope, He invites us to see Him in everyone we see and every­
one we encounter so that we can fmally hear His glorious declara­
tion, "Come, you who are blessed by my Father." - To learn more
log on to: www.thecatholicsteward.com
COFFEE SOCIAL SUNDAY
Once each month the Faith Formation Program sponsors a Coffee
and Doughnut Social as a way of welcoming the community to
share in coffee, conversation and fellowship. Please join us on
Sunday, December i", following the 10:OOAM Mass.
RETIRED SISTERS COLLECTION
This weekend, November 22- 23, the second collection is for our
Retired Sisters. This annual collection helps to meet the basic
needs of some 2,000 Retired Sisters who collectively have served
the parishes, schools, hospitals, and local ministries of our Arch­
diocese for more than 54,000 years . Next week, please consider
making a generous gift to the Sisters who have served us so gen­
erously over the years . For more information, please contact Sis­
ter Marian Batho, CSJ, Delegate for Religious at 617-746-5637 or
Sr_Marian _ [email protected] Thank you for your support of our
Sisters.
USHER COORDINATOR NEEDED AT 10:00 MASS
We are in need of a volunteer coordinator of ushers and greeters
for the 10:00AM Sunday Mass. For many years this position was
handled well by Mary Bonney, a dear parishioner who passed
away last year. We are seeking a dedicated individual to continue
t?e ~onderful job that Mary did for so many years. Responsibili­
tIes lllvolved for this ministry are; arrive 15 minutes prior to the
start of Mass, call upon the ushers and additional parishioners to
assist with the offertory collection and assist them in that capaci­
ty. Additionally we would ask that the coordinator assist us in
recruiting additional ushers and greeters for that Mass to insure
that the offertory collections are taken courteously and efficiently
throughout the year. For additional information please contact
Bernadette at 781-893-8461 or e-mail us at sacredheart­
[email protected] .com.
FEAST OF THE IMMACULATE CONCEPTION
This y~ar ~he Feast of ~he Immaculate Conception is a Holy Day
of OblIgatIOn . There wIll be two opportunities for worship on the
Holy Day. Masses will be held on Monday, December 81h at
7:30AM and 7:00PM.
CHRISTMAS GIVING TREE
This weekend, November 22"d and 23,d the Giving Tree tags will
be available for anyone wishing the purchase a gift for a child in
need. I~cluded on the Giving Tree will be suggestions for gifts for
the patients and day residents of the Franciscan Hospital for Chil­
dren and their affiliated Kennedy Day School. We ask that aJJ
gifts are returned to the parish "unwrapped" with the Giving Tree
Tag attached on or before Sunday, December 14th so that our vol­
unteers will have sufficient time to sort and distribute the gifts.
BAPTISM PREPARATION
There will be no Baptism Preparation Class during the month of
December. Parents planning to baptize their child at Sacred Heart
Church are required to attend the baptism class prior to their·
child's baptism. We welcome expectant parents and encourage
them to attend preparation before choosing their child's godpar­
ent. Knowing the responsibilities of a godparent (sponsor) will
better prepare you for making this important choice for your child
and hislher faith life. To arrange for the baptism of your child,
please contact the Parish Office 781- 899-0469 Monday-Thursday
from 9:00AM-3:00PM . Baptism Classes are held in the Religious
Education Center adjacent to the Parish Office building.
NOVEMBER 23, 2014 PARISH NEWS. Continued
BEA VERBROOK ANNUAL CHIRSTMAS PARTY &
TREE DECORATING
On Sunday, December 7U1 at I :OOPM the teens of Sacred Heart
will once again host the annual Christmas Tree Decorating and
Holiday Party for the residents of our neighboring Beaverbook
Apartments, for many of the residents, having the opportunity to
interact with young people can make their holiday season brighter!
In order to make the celebration more complete we rely on mem­
bers of the parish to assist us by donating a food item for the buf­
fet. If you can assist us by donating a appetizer, finger food or
dessert for this event we'd be most grateful. Food donations may
be dropped off at the parish hall kitchen anytime dW'ing the morn­
ing of the event through 12:30PM. We'J] be happy to reheat any
food that needs warming. No time to cook? If you would like to
help but cannot prepare a dish, we are also looking for small grab
gifts such at 2015 calendars, date books or note pads to distribute
to the residents . for additional information please contact Berna­
dette Scalese at 781-893-8461.
CHRISTMAS CHURCH CLEAN-UP AND
DECORATING PARTY
Join us on Monday evening, December 22 nd , for this annual event
and bring along some cleaning tools to help us make the church
sparkle for the Christmas Celebrations! Only have a half-hour?
Then come and take on a task or two. Among the tasks are win­
dow washing, vacuuming and sweeping beneath the pews, clean­
ing and polishing the pews, hanging wreaths and setting up the
sanctuary tree. If you own a cordless vac or dustbuster, bring them
along as they are helpful for getting dirt from beneath the pews.
We have a limited number of spray bottles, buckets and rags so
please feel free to help by bringing some from home.
VOLUNTEER(S) NEEDED
We are seeking one or several volunteers for a rela­
tively simple task, to "adopt a pump". Our religious
education building contains 6 large pumps which
keep our rooms dry. They are relatively easy to main­
tain but they do require an occasional check to keep a
balanced water level in the battery. We are seeking
one or more volunteer who could take on the task of
overseeing the pumps every other month or so and
refilling the battery with water when necessary. John
Carter, a parish volunteer who manages the systems
in the church will be more than pleased to have a vol­
unteer or two for the RE room pumps and will walk
the volunteer through the process of checking and
filling the battery. This is the perfect volunteer oppor­
tunity for busy parishioners or Religious Education
parents who can ' t commit much time but would like
to help their church. For additional information
contact Bernadette at 781-893-846 J.
PARISH NEWS. Continued
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PARISH NEWS AND EVENTS!
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Heart and especially with regard to religious edu­
cation please sign-up for Constant Contact. To
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Formation Programs, those cUlTent subscribers
who choose to "unsubscribe" will no longer re­
ceive pertinent information regarding parish or
religious education events.
FOOD PANTRY NEEDS
Please remember that many in our local communities continue to
struggle with hunger. When doing your weekly grocery shopping
please consider adding an item or two each week to help keep our
pantry shelves stocked. Most needed items; Cereal, Peanut Butter,
Jelly!Jam, canned tuna or chicken, cmmed meats such as ham or
spam, tomato sauce, pasta, rice mixes, instant potatoes, Macaroni
and Cheese, fruit Juices, and non-perishable milk products. Thank
you for your consideration.
SPIRITUAL BOUQUETS
Did you know that you can purchase Spiritual Bouquets from our
parish office? The Franciscan Missionary Union of our Friars
Province offers two options of Spirituals for those looking to offer
indulgences of Masses and Prayers for the faithfully departed. A
"One Year" membership for $10 and a Perpetual Membership for
$15 . You may purchase a Spiritual Bouquet at the parish office
Monday through Thursday from 9:00AM to 3:00PM.
"MAKE LIFE A LITTLE EASIER AND GO
PAPERLESS WITH ONLINE GIVING!"
WeShare, an easy and convenient way to save
time, go green and support your church. Donating
is simple, safe, and completely secure with
WeShare online giving hosted by our bulletin pro­
vider LPI. With WeShare, you can set up a recur­
ring weekly or monthly transaction or donate a
"one time gift" on any given day using your check­
ing, savings, or credit card account. You can de­
cide how much to give to any collection and make
changes any time, day or night. If you would like
to enroll in Online Giving, please visit https:!!
sacredheart311.weshareonline.org!. If you have
any questions or concerns about the program or
would like help setting up your account, please call
our parish office at 781-899-0469.
NOVEMBER 23, 2014 PARISH NEWS, Continued
FAITH FORMATION AND YOUTH MINISTR Y NEWS, Continued BRISTOL LODGE DINNER
The next Bristol Lodge Dinner will take place on Wednesday,
December yd. The suggested menu items include; Roast Chick­
en, potato or rice, assorted vegetables. It would be most helpful if
those who plan to bring rotisserie chicken could "pre-carve" the
chicken before dropping it off. This will help insure that the meal
is served on time. Although we have many servers in the mem­
bers of the confirmation class, the policy of the soup kitchen is
that only adults handle cutlery. We appreciate your assistance in
helping in the process of meal preparation. In addition to the
main meal the soup kitchen staff serves milk or juice with the
meal, donations of these items will be greatly appreciated. Ques­
tions may be directed to our Youth Minister Laura Peterson at
[email protected] Those who wish to contribute
an entree, side or dessert are asked to drop them off either at the
parish hall kitchen by 4:30PM or directly to the Bristol Lodge
Soup Kitchen at the Immanuel Methodist Church, corner of
Moody and Cherry Streets by meal time at 5:00PM
SOCIETY OF ST. CLARE
ST. CLARE MEETINGS
The Society of Saint Clare, the women's group of Sacred Heart
Parish meets on the first Wednesday of each month at 7:00PM.
Drawing on the virtues of Saint Clare of Assisi the mission of the
group is to share faith and prayer among the community, offer
service and charity to those in need, and to share in the mission of
the church. The members of the Society of St. Clare are a fun
loving and sociable group of woman with a common love of
Christ and desire to serve their church. Meetings are generally
held on the first Wednesday of each month, from September
through June. The Saint Clare meetings are informal gatherings
that include friendly conversation and light refreshments while
planning upcoming events and enjoying opportunities to pray and
grow in faith . All women are welcome to attend and bring a
friend. For more info, you are welcome to contact Patrice
McGregor at 781-373-1371 or [email protected]
KNIGHTLY NEWS
JOIN THE KNIGHTS
If you are a male, 18 years of older and you believe in the princi­
ples of Unity, Charity, Fraternity and Patriotism, the Knights of
Columbus are looking for you! If you would like to learn more
about the Knights of Columbus and their many works of charity,
outreach and more, please contact Hank Pilla, Past Grand Knight
via E-mail [email protected]
FAITH FORMATION AND YOUTH MINISTRYNEWS FOURTH GRADE LITURGY
On Sunday, November 23 rd our 4U1 Grade Students will assist at
the 10:00AM Mass. All 4th grade students regardless of their usu­
al religious education schedule are invited to participate along
with their catechists.
EDGE RETREAT
The EDGE Middle School Ministry will hold their yearly retreat
for students in grades 6-8 on Sunday, November 23 rd from
2:00PM to 7:00PM. The students enjoy a lively afternoon of
games, activities, prayer and discussion . All students in the EDGE
program will be palt of this faith filled afternoon retreat which
will conclude with the Mass. Parents are asked to meet their stu­
dents for the liturgy at 6:00PM .
YOUTH GROUP SCHEDULE
The Sacred Heart Church Youth Group schedule for the fall and
winter will be Wednesday evenings from 7:00PM-8: 15PM. All
high school aged teen s are invited to attend this lively hour of
faith sharing with friends that includes games or activities, snacks
and inspirational music/videos. Find Sacred Heart Youth Group
on Facebook and send a friend request. Parents of teens are wel­
comed to join the Sacred Heart Parents Facebook page where they
can find information on upcoming parish events. For additional
information contact Laura Peterson, Director of Youth Ministry at
[email protected] or call 781-893-8461.
SESSION MONITORS NEEDED
The Religious Education Program is in need of volunteers to
serve as "Session Monitors" at each of the three Sunday Faith
Formation Sessions at 8:30AM, 10:45AM and 4:30PM. The role
of a Session Monitor(s) would be to check in with each class in­
suring that the students are supervised if a catechist is running
late. The Session Monitor would also respond to any urgent needs
during class time, if a child becomes ill, or if a catechist is in need
of assistance while gathering supplies or making copies. During
class time the Session Monitor is welcome to sit and enjoy some
down time in our parent waiting room, enjoy some coffee and
take advantage of our free WIFI! This is a perfect role for anyone
who can't commit to teach a class but wouJd like to lend a hand
with out Faith Formation Program. Please consider helping in this
most needed position. Those interested should contact Bernadette
Scalese at 891 -893-8461 .
FIND US ON FACEBOOK & FOLLOW US ON
TWITTER
Like us? Then let us know by joining our Facebook group; Sa­
cred Heart Church Waltham, Sacred Heart LIFE TEEN, Sacred
Heart Parents and Sacred Heart Youth Group (teens only). You
can now also follow us on Twitter @sacredheart311. Through
Social Media Networking we are able to post inspiring messages,
Catholic News and information and publicize the latest announce­
ments for upcoming parish events and holy days. Please note;
LIFETEEN and Youth Group face book pages are "invitation
only" for safety purposes. Teens who wish to join must sent a
friend request for approval.
NOVEMBER 23, 2014 COMMUNITY NEWS, Continued
COMMUNITY NEWS
AROUND THE ARCHDIOCESE
BC HIGH EVENTS
LESSONS AND CAROLS CHRISTMAS CONCERT
BC High Community Receptions
Please visit our website for a list of dates and locations for these
28 receptions which are held at the homes of current parents and
their BC High students. So that we will expect you, please register
through your Eagle Account.
"Eagle-for-a-Day" Shadow Day (For Current 6 th and 8th Graders)
What better way to experience BC High than spend a half day
1h
(7lh grade entry) or a full day (9 grade entry) shadowing a cur­
rent BC High student? The EF AD Program is offered now
through mid February. Please let us know what day you would
like to visit and sign up through your Eagle Admissions Account.
Lunch will be provided.
Entrance Exams at BC High
Boston College High School announces Entrance Exams for
Grade 9 Applicants. The Catholic High School Placement Test
(HSPT) will take place on December 13,2014 8:30AM **BC
High also accepts the SSA T. Grade 7 Applicants - ISEE Exams
will take place on December 13,2014 8:30AM, and on January
10,20158:30AM.
Saint John's Seminary will once again host their annual can't-miss
Christmas event of the season, featuring the Saint John's Semi­
nary Schola (led by Music Director Dr. Janet Hunt, FAGO)
and special guests. Sunday will be a repeat perfolmance for those
who can't make it on Saturday! The event will take place in the
Seminary Main Chapel, 127 Lake Street, Brighton MA. on Satur­
day December 6 th at 7:30PM and on Sunday December 7 1h at
3:00PM. Mark your calendars for this very special concert.
AN OPPORTUNITY TO DEEPEN YOUR FAITH
Cursillo is a short course in Christianity. It is an encounter with
Christ in a small community of the Church, in order to deepen
your own faith and strengthen your ability to be witnesses of
Christ in the world. The dates for the weekend are:
Men's Cursillo Weekend
December 4-7, 2014
The weekends run from Thursday evening through Sunday after­
noon and are held at the Campion Center in Weston MA. For in­
formation and registration, please check the Boston Cursillo Web­
site: www.bostoncursillo.org or call the Office of Spiritual Life at
617-779-3640 or email us at spiritual [email protected]
MASS CELEBRATING PEOPLE WITH DISABILI­
TIES AND THEIR FAMlLIES
Join us as we unite around the table of plenty to commemorate the
year of the family with our brothers and sisters in Christ; embrac­
ing the beautiful diversity of our Church through their life, exam­
ple in faith and dedication. The Mass will take place on Sunday,
December 7 tl1 at 11 :30AM, at the Pastoral Center of the Archdio­
cese of Boston: 66 Brooks Drive, Braintree MA, Fr. Michael Har­
rington will celebrate the liturgy. Reception and light refresh­
ments to follow.
SACRED HEART PARISH CALENDAR
NOVEMBER
23rd 27th
28th
29th
30th
ST. PAUL'S BOYS CHOIR CHRISTMAS CONCERT
The Choir of st. Paul's I Harvard Square, the only Catholic all
boys choir school in the United States, invites you join us in cele­
brating the Christmas season with a glorious celebration of time­
less Christmas music. You will hear the Choir Boys sing a range
of festive and atmospheric traditional Christmas music in the
beautiful St. Paul's Church I Harvard Square, accompanied by
Back Bay Brass Quintet. The concerts will take place on Sunday
December 7 1h and Sunday December 14tl1 at 3:00PM. Tickets are
priced at $25 and $35 and may be purchased online at www.
http://stpaulchoirschoo I. com/music/concerts/.
IN-HOME ELDER CARE
Marie McAvoy, a local resident and registered nurse, currently
has openings for private in-home elder care. If you have a loved
one, living with you or living alone who would benefit by Marie's
expertise in geriatric care and companionship please contact
[email protected]
RE Classes Grades Pre-k-5
Grade 4 Mass, IO:OOAM
EDGE Retreat 2:00PM-7:00PM Parish Hall
Thanksgiving day Mass: 9:00AM
No Mass on Friday after Thanksgiving.
Wreath Pick-up after 4PM Mass
No RE Classes-Thanksgiving weekend
Wreath Pick-Up after all Sunday Masses
DECEMBER
K of C Officer's Meeting
8 th
14th
15 th
18 th
22 nd
24tl1 Bristol Lodge Soup Kitchen
Society of Saint Clare Meeting 7:00PM
Beaverbrook Christmas Party hosted by Parish
Youth
Feast of the Immaculate Conception, Masses
7:30AM & 7:00PM
Deadline for Giving Tree Gifts to return to Parish
K of C General Council Meeting
311 Club Meeting
Parish Christmas Clean-Up 6:30PM-8:00PM
Christmas Vigil Mass and Pageant 4:00PM
Christmas Midnight Mass with Music Prelude
at 11 :45PM
Christmas Morning Mass 7:30AM
Christmas Morning Mass 10:00AM