JANUARY 11, 2015 FEAST OF THE BAPTISM OF THE LORD “...every child of God is able to defeat the World—-by means of our faith.” 1 John 5:4 Daily Mass Schedule: Lord’s Day Mass Schedule: Saturday ~ 5:00 pm Sunday ~ 8:30 am & 10:30 am Children’s Liturgy of the Word 8:30 am Mass during the school year Confessions: Saturday ~ 4:15 pm or by appointment Exposition and Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament: Wednesdays ~ 9:30 am to 4:00 pm Baptism Celebrated on the First Sunday of the Month Marriage Music Ministry Organist & Choir Director: Paul Crivello 508-366-0821 [email protected] (work) [email protected] (personal) Kathy Bernier Parish Intern Paul Reuter ~ [email protected] Religious Education Ministry: Cynthia de la Peña Coordinator grades 1 through 8 [email protected] https://sites.google.com/site/ stannechildrensliturgy/ Karla Reuter High School Coordinator/Youth Ministry [email protected] Internet Information: E-mail: [email protected] Web: stanne-southboro.org John understood Jesus' real identity. He knew that this was not just another good man, not just a wise teacher or a gifted leader. John realized that Jesus was truly God-mademan. And because of this, the prophet also comprehended how perfect Jesus was. In relation to this perfection, John honestly acknowledged his own sinfulness with this analogy about the sandals. But look what happened: even though John proclaimed that "one mightier than I is coming after me," Jesus showed up at the Jordan River and asked John to baptize him! Jesus humbled himself by going through this ritual of cleansing and purification, even though he didn't need to. John may have thought himself unworthy, but that didn't stop Jesus from coming to him. Jesus wants to come to us too. Not because we have "earned" his love or because we are "worthy" of some great honor, but simply because he loves us. God sent his Son to us to be one of us, to walk among us, to care for us and guide us. When we were baptized, he counted us among his beloved children in a special way, but that joyful bond is not a thing of the past. By our baptism we are always his children, even when we may be disobedient or belligerent ones. His love is not calculated or quantified; it is a free gift. May we appreciate this gift enough to show our gratitude by a life well lived. 2015 Liturgical Publications Inc. 01772 Parish Office Hours: Linda Bradstreet - Administrative Assistant Bridgitte Morgan- Bookkeeper Monday ~ Friday 9:30 am to 3:30 pm (to 12:00 pm on Friday) Telephone 508-485-0141 Parish Fax 508-481-9374 "I am not worthy to stoop and loosen the thongs of his sandals." That was a lowly job. Removing someone's sandals back in the days when everyone walked everywhere on dusty, sandy desert ground was a dirty task. So when John the Baptist said he wasn't even worthy for that humble duty, he was emphasizing an important point. SOUTHBOROUGH MA Arrangements with a Priest required at least one year prior to the wedding date. Gospel Insights ~ 20 BOSTON ROAD Week Day Mass: 9:00 am (check Bulletin Intention List for weekly Mass schedule) First Friday: 9:00 am ST. ANNE CHURCH REV. DR. CONRAD S. PECEVICH, PASTOR DEACON STEPHEN LUNDRIGAN PARISH LIFE IT'S OUR TIME TO GIVE A GIFT TO YOU! Once again this year, we will be presenting a copy of one of Matthew Kelly's books, Four Signs of A Dynamic Catholic, to each parish household as an "Epiphany gift." Books were given last weekend. If you did not get your book last weekend, copies are in the foyers of the church. It is our hope that this little book will be read by all of our parishioners and continue to spark the spiritual renewal that is currently taking place here at St. Anne's! It's a "good read" and an "interesting read!" We are hoping to have "Book discussion groups" spin off from here. Please make sure you have a copy for your home! They are your gift from St. Anne's Parish. RESUMES ON MONDAY, JANUARY 12 from 7-8:30pm. In addition to studying the upcoming Sunday readings, we will begin exploring the Gospel of Mark (this year is the year of Mark in the liturgical calendar). Bible study will meet in the Rectory. Please bring your bibles. GOD BLESS OUR CHILDREN! Children in our Religious Education Program made Thanksgiving cards and Christmas cards & gifts for the retired Sisters of St. Joseph at Bethany Retirement Center in Framingham. You would not believe the joy our little ones brought to the sisters at these special times of the year. We're so proud of all the many out-reach projects going on here at St. Anne's! A CALL FOR HELP! St. Anne's Parish is in process of organizing a "Building and Facilities Committee" that will oversee the Parish facilities and recommend updates and improvements when and as needed. We are looking for parishioners in the building or construction field who are willing to donate their time and talent to assist us in this necessary undertaking. We are very proud of our Parish facilities and want to maintain them as well as possible. If you are interested in being a part of this committee, kindly contact Father Conrad at the Rectory. Your contribution is important in this area! WOMEN'S SPIRITUALITY GROUP FORMING: St. Anne Parish is in the process of exploring the process of forming a "Women's Spirituality Group" that would meet monthly or bi-monthly to meet the spiritual needs of our women. This would be directed by a woman for women only. We're in process of arranging the details with a spiritual director. We hope to find the most convenient day and time to accommodate as possible. Please watch for details. POT LUCK FAMILY DINNER SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 7TH following the 5 pm Mass, beginning at 6 pm in the Parish Hall. Please mark your calendars for this "Pot Luck Family Dinner" for parishioners and friends. We hope to get together for an enjoyable time of "good eats," good company, and ole fashioned fun. Bring the family. There will be entertainment for the youngsters! For further information call Joe or Arlene Kutzko at 508-954-5252. DO YOU KNOW ANYONE WHO'S INTERESTED IN JOINING THE CATHOLIC CHURCH? Do you know anyone "on the fringes" who may have dropped out of the Church and desires to "come home”? If so, please invite them to consider being part of our Parish's R.C.I.A. There's nothing like the "personal touch." We would like to formalize the RCIA Process on the First Sunday of Advent. Call Fr. Conrad for more details. R.C.I.A TEAM: Anyone who is interested in being part of our formation training to welcome adults into the Church is asked to contact Fr. Conrad or Linda at the Rectory. Take the “bushel basket” off your faith! Join the team today! UNITED PARISHES SOUTHBOROUGH FOOD PANTRY: Thank you so very much for your continuous support of the Southborough Food Pantry. You make it possible for us to help our clients. Currently we are in need of cookies, canned pears and pineapple, tinfoil, plastic wrap, baggies (all sizes) and kitchen trash bags. As most food items are date sensitive, please be sure that your donation is not out of date. Donations may be left in the foyer of the parish hall. If you know of anyone who may benefit from the Food Pantry, please encourage them to come. Pantry hours (located at Pilgrim Church) are Tuesdays from 7-8 p.m. and Fridays from 10-11 a.m. Again, thank you for your continued generosity to the Southborough Food Pantry. Pat Draper THE PILGRIM QUEEN DEVOTION Blessed Icon of Our Lady of Guadalupe: The Pilgrim Queen awaits a family to host her in their home. This is a wonderful way to pray with and for your family. Start the new year with the Pilgrim Queen Devotion for your family. Please sign your name and the date you take her into your home. Southborough Knights of Columbus will be selling raffle tickets in January after the Sunday morning masses to benefit the High School Seniors of St. Anne and St. Matthew Parishes. There are only 200 raffle tickets being sold at $20.00 each and there are three prizes: (1st) $1,000, (2nd) $750 and (3rd) $250 in cash. Please support the Fr. Thomas Garlick Memorial Scholarship Fund for High School Seniors and win some cash in the process. TO HAVE YOUR CHILD BAPTIZED Call the Parish Office if you are planning to have your child baptized in the coming months. If this is your first child, you must arrange for baptism preparation prior to setting your baptism date. Baptisms are generally celebrated on the first Sunday of the month. VISITATION OF THE SICK Our extraordinary ministers are always pleased to bring the Eucharist to parishioners who are unable to join us for weekly worship. If you or a family member would like to receive Communion, please call the Rectory. If you know of someone from the parish who is in the hospital, please let us know. PREVENTING CHILD ABUSE IS EVERYONE'S RESPONSIBILITY: It is every adult's moral responsibility to protect possible victims by reporting suspected abuse or neglect to the responsible authorities. For particular help you may call: Frances J. Nugent, Director of Office for Healing and Prevention, Diocese of Worcester, at 508-929-4363. St. Anne Parish requires Safe Environment Training for all staff & volunteers and CORI background checks for all those who work with children and young people. PARISH LIFE & STEWARDSHIP RELIGIOUS EDUCATION STEWARDSHIP REPORTS FOR: CHILDREN’S LITURGY: at the 8:30 am Mass. All children grades K-5 are invited to join in hearing the Gospel and reflection at an age appropriate level. Younger children are welcome with a parent. High School or adult parishioners interested in participating in this program starting in the fall can contact Joanne Flathers at [email protected] or 508485-4345 at any time. January 5, 2015 Weekly Offertory Collection…………...…..….$2,968.07 Capital Improvement .……………………….$ 834.52 Solemnity of Mary ………….……………...….$1,185.00 Thank you for your ongoing generous donations! JANUARY SPECIAL AND SECOND COLLECTIONS: Solemnity of Mary Capital Improvement Fund Catholic University Catholic Home Missions January 1 January 4 January 11 January 25 HAITIAN APOSTOLATE UPDATE: The total amount received is $13,728.00 towards a goal of $30,000.00. Donations are always appreciated. Checks can be made payable to St. Anne Parish, Haitian Canteen Project. Camp Perrin is our sister-parish to which we have been linked in our Worcester diocesan “Twinning Project.” PLEASE CONSIDER ELECTRONIC GIVING: To give through Parishpay visit the Parish Web site stannesouthboro.org and click on Parishpay or go online to Parishpay. You may also contact Parishpay at 1-866PARISH1(866-727-4741) to have a Customer Service Representative assist you with enrollment. THE CHURCH OF SAINT ANNE DEVELOPMENT FUND: The Development Fund will be used for future projects for the buildings and grounds of the Church. Donations may be made in memory of a loved one, deceased or living at any time. GENERAL ANNOUNCMENTS HALF DAY RETREATS AT FATIMA SHRINE IN HOLLISTON: Xaverian Missionaries are offering monthly Mini-Retreats on the Second Sunday of each month (except May 3rd) giving those who come an opportunity to celebrate the many ways that Mission can be expressed and lived. Call 508-429-2144 to reserve a place. This weekend a second input will be offered at 1:45pm, concluding with the World Mission Rosary at 3pm. Topic this Sunday: “BEING CATHOLIC IN A DIVERSE WORLD: HONORING THE PLURALISM OF CHRIST’S KINGDOM” ST. BERNADETTE SCHOOL (266 Main St. Northboro) OPEN HOUSE: Fully accredited PreK-8th grade Catholic School and a 2014 US Department of Education Blue Ribbon School, annual Open House on Sunday, January 25 from 1-3 pm (with a complimentary breakfast after 11am Mass) and Thursday, January 29 from 10am-1pm. Learn all about January Class Dates Sunday, January 11 Sunday, January 11 Sunday, January 11 Monday, January 12 Monday, January 12 Sunday, January 25 Sunday, January 25 Monday, January 26 Monday, January 26 Tuesday, January 27 First Communion Grades 1-3 High School Grades 1-3 First Communion Confirmation Grades 4 & 5 Grades 4 & 5 Grades 6-8 Grades 6-8 3:15pm 4:00pm 7:00pm 4:00pm 5:00pm 9:00 am 4:00pm 4:00pm 7:00pm 4:15pm YOUTH LEADERSHIP MEETINGS: First Sunday of each Month at 6:00 pm. For February it is changed to the second Sunday, February 8th at 6”00 pm New members always welcome! GAMES, SNACKS AND FUN! Youth Ministry is having another great event! GAME NIGHT to be held on Saturday, January 24th, 6:00pm to 8:00 pm. There will be lots of different games to try. Come and join us for the fun! PRAYER SPONSORS FOR THE CONFIRMATION CANDIDATES: In order to involve our whole parish community in the sacrament program of Confirmation we have developed the Prayer Sponsor Program. It involves parishioners like you, who choose to sponsor a Catechumenate with prayer as they prepare for Confirmation. Prayer is a powerful way to support our candidates, especially as they journey towards the Holy Spirit in the sacrament of Confirmation on May 31st at the Saint Paul Cathedral in Worcester. A basket can be found in the front foyer with envelopes with candidates names. For questions, please contact Karla Reuter at [email protected] or call at (508) 3357968. the school, registration, and take a tour. Information [email protected] or call (508) 351-9905. SOUTHBOROUGH KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS COUNCIL #119 WILL BE SPONSORING A YOUTH FREE THROW CHAMPIONSHIP ON JANUARY 14: All boys and girls ages 9 to 14 are invited to participate in the local level of completion for the 2015 K of C Free Throw Championship. The Southborough completion will be held on Wednesday, January 14, from 6:00 to 7:30pm at the Trottier Middle School. Entry forms are available at the church entrance. They can be completed in advance or you can register the day of the event. Older students who would like to volunteer with registration/scoring, call Jim Sullivan 774-217-9374. Winners will advance to district, regional and state competitions during Feb., March, and April. (Last year Kyle Henderson & Trevor Burns won the state championship in their age groups.) Liturgical Minister Schedule WEEKLY MASS SCHEDULE and MASS INTENTIONS: January 10 & 11, 2015 5:00 pm Lector: Communion Ministers: 8:30 am Lector: Communion Ministers: 10:30 am Lector: Communion Ministers Laura Schroeder Jeanette Castelda Bill Yetman Elaine Yetman John Callinan Peter Bradstreet Saturday, January 10 through Sunday, January 18, 2015 SATURDAY SUNDAY Counters: Susan Sheehan and Rich Flathers January 17 and 18, 2015 5:00 pm Lector: Communion Minister: 8:30 am Lector: Communion Ministers: 10:30 am Lector: Communion Ministers Nick Paganella Greg Polanik Ellen Kluge Kate Battles Janice Brown Pat. Draper Counters: Kathy Gittins, need MONDAY 9:00 am: Healing for Michael Merenda by Jim and Millie Garden TUESDAY 9:00 am: Margaret Anne Hostage WEDNESDAY 9:00 am: John Kelley Jr. (25th Anniversary) by his Family THURSDAY 9:00 am: Sherman Olson by his wife and Family No Mass FRIDAY Next week’s Readings: Second Sunday of Ordinary Time 1 Samuel 3:3b-10, 19 1 Corinthians 6:13c-15a, 17-20 John 1:35-42 STEWARDSHIP NOTE FOR: T B L “After me comes he who is mightier than I, the thong of whose sandals I am not worthy to stoop down and untie.” (Mark 1:7) We are put on this earth to love God, love our neighbor and make disciples. How many times does our own pride and ego get in the way on fulfilling God’s plan for us? Humbling ourselves before God and putting Him first in all things should be our top priority. COLD & FLU SEASON The Cup will not be offered during the winter months. Our Parish takes all reasonable precautions against infection at Mass and other Parish events during the Winter months. During this time there is no requirement for a handshake at the “Sign of Peace” if a parishioner is uncomfortable with that greeting. Please respect the right of a parishioner to offer a verbal greeting of peace to those near them with shaking hands. Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion have been instructed to wash their hands carefully before Mass and to use the alcohol-based hand-sanitizer provided for them prior to the distribution of Holy communion. 5:00 pm: Gana Kwiatkowski (10th Anniversary) by Dick and Connie Bellotti 8:30 am: Parishioners of St. Anne Parish 10:30 am: Healing for Erica Elisabeth Alvarez by her mother, Amelia Alvarez SATURDAY SUNDAY 5:00 pm: Leona Rose 8:30 am: Parishioners of St. Anne Parish 10:30 am: Commander Wm. O. Wallace (3rd Anniversary) by the Wallace & Spicer Families St. Anne Parish extends our deepest sympathy to the family and friends of: Judith Kearns May she rest in peace. PLEASE PRAY FOR THE SICK: Angie Pessini, Bob Levangie, Bill MacIver, June Stephens, Steve Coldwell, Irene Waterman, Sr. Yvette Beford, Faith Stephens, Caitlin O’Hara, Jenny Polanik, Sr. Paula Norton, Ray Coldwell, Sr. Norene, Sr. Ann Mary Blute, June Phillipo, Jan & Charlie Mangana, Phyllis Dumas, Christian Campero, Fred Anketell, Danielle Taylor, Sr. Ruth Virginia, Jamie Farley, John Gagliano, Catherine and Cynthia Galbraith, Rachel Knoll, Stephanie McMahon, Diane Toomey, Doris Campero. Patty Morgan, Ben Walkins, George Paine and Family, Sue (Infante) Despo, Sr.Virginella, Jessica Hendron, Sr. Mary Veronica, Richard Dehlham FILIPINO COMMUNITY MASS Sunday ~ January 18, 2015 St. Anne Church 1:00 pm Followed by a Pot Luck gathering in the Parish Hall. “A little bit of Mercy makes the world less cold and more just ” Pope Francis Would you like to receive a copy of the bulletin via email every week? To be added to the bulletin distribution list, please send an email to: [email protected] with "St. Anne Bulletin List" in the subject line. ST. ANNE PARISH WELCOMES ALL VISITORS AND NEW RESIDENTS WHO WORSHIP WITH US. TO JOIN OUR FAITH COMMUNITY, PLEASE CALL THE PARISH OFFICE.
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