Saint Mary Parish - Waltham, MA Catholic Church

The Baptism of the Lord
January 11, 2015
El Bautismo del Señor
11 de Enero de 2015
Saint Mary Parish
Parroquia de Santa María
1835 - 2015
Santa María de Waltham
11 de Enero de 2015
133 School Street, Waltham, MA 02451
Email: stmar [email protected]
Website: stmar ywaltham.or g
RECTORY/Rectoría 781-891-1730 (Fax 781-209-0555)
Rev. Michael Nolan
Parochial Vicar/V icario Par.
Rev. David Martin Ssentamu
Parochial Vicar/V icario Par.
Rev. Agustín Anda
In residence/En residencia
Rev. Timothy Murphy
In residence/En residencia
Rev. Daniel Hennessey
Business Mgr./Dir. de Negocios Mary McCarthy
Michael Welch
Lila Cleary
Choir Coordinators/Coordinadores de Coro
Ivan Colon (Español) , Michael Mukisa (Uganda),
Lila Cleary (Gregorian Chant)
IMMIGRATION CTR/Centro de Inmigración 617-817-7544
Deacon/Diácono Eduardo Mora
Offers assistance to those seeking support for immigration issues - citizenship, housing, ESL classes, and more.
Ofrece ayuda para aquellos que buscan apoyo para asuntos de
inmigración - ciudadanía, vivienda, clases de inglés como segundo idioma, y más.
Office Hours (Rel. Ed. Bldg.)/Horario de Oficina
Mon.-Thurs./Lunes-Jueves 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
or by appointment/o por cita
Administator/A dministradora
Nilvia Hernández
Adam Redjinski
AFTER SCHOOL PROG./Programa Después de la Escuela
Jennifer Acuña, Christine Dufresne, Patsy Gillespie
ANOINTING OF THE SICK/Unción de los enfermos
First Monday of the month - 12:10 p.m. Mass
El primer Lunes del mes durante la misa de las 12:10 p.m.
First Wednesday of the month - 7:00 p.m. Mass*
El primer Miércoles del mes durante la misa de las 7:00 p.m.*
First Friday of the month - 8:00 p.m. Mass*
El primer Viernes del mes durante la misa de las 8:00 p.m.*
or by appointment/o por cita
hogares y enfermos
Call Ann Faulstich at 781-893-8953.
Llamar a el Diácono 617-817-7544.
Call the Deacon to schedule the celebration. The young adult
must be participating in the Confirmation Program.
Llame al Diácono para programar la celebración. La joven
debe estar participando en el Programa de Confirmación.
The church is open every day from 8:30 a.m.-8:30 p.m.
La iglesia está abierta todos los días de 8:30 a.m.-8:30 p.m.
MASS SCHEDULE/Horario de las Misas
Saturday Vigil /Sábado Vigilia 4:00 p.m.
8:00 a.m., 10:00 a.m.
11:30 a.m. Español
1:30 p.m. Luganda
Monday-Friday/Lunes-Viernes 12:10 p.m.
Wednesday, Friday/Miércoles,Viernes
7:00 p.m. Español *
8:00 p.m. Luganda *
Friday/V iernes
Holy Days/Dias de Precepto
7:00 a.m., 12:10 p.m.
7:00 p.m. Español
Comunión y Adoración
7:00 p.m. Español *
MORNING PRAYER/ Oración M atutina
7:30 a.m. - 7:45 a.m.
PRAY THE ROSARY/El Santo Rosario
Monday-Friday/Lunes-Viernes 11:30 a.m.
11:00 a.m. Español
Friday/V iernes
Friday/V iernes
12:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.*
12:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
BAPTISM/Bautism o
Third Sunday of the month at 3 p.m. for children under age
seven. Parents must call the rectory to arrange for baptism.
Preparation is required.
Español: Padres y padrinos deben asistir a la preparación el
primer domingo del mes en el Edificio de Educación Religiosa y el Bautizo se llevara a cabo el primer domingo del mes
siguiente, después de la misa de las 11:30 a.m.
Luganda: First Sunday of the month during the 1:30 p.m.
Mass for children under age seven. Parents must call the rectory to arrange for baptism. Preparation is required.
SACRAMENTS OF INITIATION/Sacramentos de Iniciación
Adults and children (age 7+) who want to receive the sacraments of Baptism, Confirmation, or First Communion must
attend preparation classes. Call the rectory for information.
Los adultos y niños (mayores de siete años) que desean recibir los sacramentos del Bautismo, la Confirmación o la Primera Comunión pueden tomar clases de preparación para
los sacramentos. Llamar a la rectoría para información.
Call the rectory to arrange a meeting.
Llamar a la rectoría para información.
* Chapel/Capilla
a.m. - 12:00
a.m. - 12:00
p.m. - 3:45
a.m. - 11:20
El Bautismo del Señor
St. Mary Parish, Waltham
January 11, 2015
My brothers and sisters in Christ,
I pray you all had a joyful Christmas. I hope you are not
worn out from the intensity of these days. I was rejuvenated
by the festivities and ceremonies. At the same time, I was
brought close to the suffering of many people in these days.
These were not easy days for everyone. It was in those
difficult moments that I came to thank God more for coming
to be with us as one like us. I hesitate to think of who or
what or where I would look to for consolation if I did not
know and love Jesus Christ. And this is what makes me want
to share my faith with others… it is too precious to keep
hidden… and unless I invoke it daily, I am afraid it would
wither and shrink. May the birth of the Christ child continue
to be the greatest gift in your life… May knowledge of the
living God save you this week and bring you eternal life.
What is eternal life? Saint John tells us it is knowledge of
God and of his Son Jesus Christ. Happy baptism of the Lord.
– Father Michael
The following Mass Intentions are scheduled this week:
Saturday, January 10
4:00 p.m. - Gemma Santa Maria & Edward Saunders
Sunday, January 11
8:00 a.m. - Jim Clasby
10:00 a.m. - Ann Mergens
Monday, January 12
12:10 p.m. - Herbert Finley
Tuesday, January 13
12:10 p.m. - In thanksgiving for Hervintz (living)
Thursday, January 15
12:10 p.m. - Charlotte Riley
Saturday, January 17
4:00 p.m. - Evelyn Taddeo
Sunday, January 18
8:00 a.m. - Parish & Parishioners
10:00 a.m. - Anne Tebeau Lander
Father Michael will be away from the parish for the next two
months. He will be studying Spanish. The presence and
support of Frs. David, Agustin and Tim, Deacon Eduardo
and the staff make this an opportune time to be away from
the parish. He will be studying in Madrid and living and
helping out in a parish. He will be back in Waltham for the
weekend of the Wedding at Cana on February 14.
Those requesting a weekend Mass Intention may serve as
gift bearers for that liturgy. Please speak to the celebrant
prior to the Mass.
A workshop on Pastoral Care to the Sick and the
Homebound will be offered at St. Joseph Convent,
Daughters of Mary of Nazareth, Chestnut Hill from 9:00
a.m. 3:00 p.m. on January 31 and February 7. The workshop
will include a review of communication skills, the basics of
pastoral visitation, key illness issues, spiritual needs and
concerns, grief, loss and dying, and caregiving issues.
Eucharistic ministers, pastoral visitors, parish nurses and
others are encouraged to attend. The course will be taught by
Timothy Duff, a certified chaplain. The fee is $40. Please
call 617-746-5843 by January 26 to register.
We know that some of you are unable to attend Mass if there
is a snowstorm or very bad weather. Please know that we are
very grateful when you mail in your Sunday donations even
if you were unable to attend the weekend Masses. We
depend greatly on your consistent stewardship to the parish
to cover our weekly expenses. Thank you!
Thank you for your generous offering to our parish.
• 840 people participated in the first four Masses last
weekend and contributed a total of $3,857 to the weekly
• 200 people participated in the 1:30 Mass on December 28
and contributed $848 to the weekly collection.
Next weekend’s 2nd collection: Special Monthly collection
Irma, Maureen, Marie, Elsa, Teresa, Lisette, Brad, Anne,
Christine, William, Gerard, Gayle,
RIP: Gloria Santiago, Richard Sampson, Barbara Quinn,
Gloria Vanaria
After Jesus was baptized, he saw the Spirit of God
descending like a dove and a voice was heard “You are my
beloved Son; with you I am well pleased.” As we give to the
poor, we also can hear these same words.
As you place your gift in the St. Vincent de Paul Poor Box,
know that you are a sign of God’s love to those who are
suffering and you give them reason to believe and to trust.
The heavens are opened and the Spirit of God comes to rest
upon Jesus. Spirit of God, rest upon us. For all who have been
baptized by water and the Holy Spirit, may we join together to
grow spiritually. Christ, the Anointed, you began your public
ministry after your baptism. May we offer person-to-person
service to the suffering. Christ, the Beloved, you emptied
yourself in love for the human family. Open our hearts to the
poorest and most abandoned in the spirit of St. Vincent dePaul.
The Baptism of the Lord
Santa María de Waltham
11 de Enero de 2015
Serra Club is a group of Catholic laypersons dedicated to
encouraging, promoting, and affirming vocations to the
ministerial priesthood and vowed religious life. The group
meets on the third Saturday of every month at Saint Mary’s,
beginning with Mass in the Chapel at 8:30 a.m., followed by
a meeting at 9:30 a.m.. The next meeting is Saturday,
January 17. Please come if you are interested in finding out
more! Additional information is available at
The next meeting of the Prayer Shawl Ministry is Saturday,
January 17 at 2:30 at St. Mary Apartments. The members
knit or crochet shawls that are given to persons who are ill or
experiencing crisis. The group also prays for the recipients
of these shawls. All are welcome. For more information,
please contact Mary Alice McMahon at 781-899-9726.
Waltham New Vistas, an adult education program, helps
clients increase their English skills and/or earn their high
school equivalency (formerly GED). Classes run Tuesday
and Thursday mornings for 15 weeks. The cost is $100,
nonrefundable. For any questions, email Kathy at
The Saint Agnes Parish Community will hold its annual
Respect Life Mass on Sunday, January 18 at 10:30 a.m. at
Saint Agnes Church in Arlington. Please join them to pray
for a greater respect for all human life from conception until
natural death. A reception with coffee and bagels/donuts will
follow in the Arlington Catholic Library immediately
adjacent to the Church. If you have any questions, please email [email protected]
The Massachusetts Citizens for Life will hold its Annual
Assembly for Life on Sunday, January 25 at Faneuil Hall,
Boston from 2:00-4:00 p.m. The event will feature Professor
Anthony Esolen, Providence College, Cardinal Sean
O'Malley, Archbishop of Boston, and Petra Joseph, TV
Fr. Ralph DiOrio’s Apostolate of Divine Mercy & Healing
will host a Sunday service on January 18 from 12:00–4:30
p.m. at the Sturbridge Host Hotel in Sturbridge, MA. For
information visit or call 508832-7890.
St. Paul School in Wellesley invites you to attend their
Catholic Schools Week Open House on Friday, January 30.
St. Paul School is now enrolling for grades PreK through 8th
grade. Visit for more
On this day of the Baptism of our Lord, let us reflect on the
words that Pope Francis spoke to his General Audience in
Saint Peter’s Square on Wednesday, January 8, 2014:
Baptism is the Sacrament on which our very faith is
founded and which grafts us as a living member onto
Christ and his Church. Together with the Eucharist
and Confirmation it forms what is known as
“Christian initiation”, like one great sacramental
event that configures us to the Lord and turns us into
a living sign of his presence and of his love.
Yet a question may stir within us: is Baptism really
necessary to live as Christians and follow Jesus?
After all, isn’t it merely a ritual, a formal act of the
Church in order to give a name to the little boy or
girl? This question can arise. And on this point what
the Apostle Paul writes is illuminating: “Do you not
know that all of us who have been baptized into
Christ Jesus were baptized into his death? We were
buried therefore with him by baptism into death, so
that as Christ was raised from the dead by the glory
of the Father, we too might walk in newness of
life” (Rom 6:3-4). Therefore, it is not a formality! It
is an act that touches the depths of our existence. A
baptized child and an unbaptized child are not the
same. A person who is baptized and a person who is
not baptized are not the same. We, by Baptism, are
immersed in that inexhaustible source of life which is
the death of Jesus, the greatest act of love in all of
history; and thanks to this love we can live a new
life, no longer at the mercy of evil, of sin and of
death, but in communion with God and with our
brothers and sisters.
El Bautismo del Señor
St. Mary Parish, Waltham
January 11, 2015
We encourage everyone to continue reading the Acts of the
Apostles this week …
Paul in Ephesus. While Apollos was in Corinth, Paul
traveled through the interior of the country and came (down)
to Ephesus where he found some disciples. He said to them,
“Did you receive the holy Spirit when you became
believers?” They answered him, “We have never even heard
that there is a holy Spirit.” He said, “How were you
baptized?” They replied, “With the baptism of John.” Paul
then said, “John baptized with a baptism of repentance,
telling the people to believe in the one who was to come
after him, that is, in Jesus.” When they heard this, they were
baptized in the name of the Lord Jesus. And when Paul laid
[his] hands on them, the holy Spirit came upon them, and
they spoke in tongues and prophesied. Altogether there were
about twelve men.
He entered the synagogue, and for three months debated
boldly with persuasive arguments about the kingdom of
God. But when some in their obstinacy and disbelief
disparaged the Way before the assembly, he withdrew and
took his disciples with him and began to hold daily
discussions in the lecture hall of Tyrannus. This continued
for two years with the result that all the inhabitants of the
province of Asia heard the word of the Lord, Jews and
Greeks alike. So extraordinary were the mighty deeds God
accomplished at the hands of Paul that when face cloths or
aprons that touched his skin were applied to the sick, their
diseases left them and the evil spirits came out of them.
From November 13-22, 2015, we will travel to the Holy
Land where we will visit the sacred places and shrines. We
will travel to Bethlehem and see where our Savior was born,
make our way up to Galilee where Jesus taught and
performed his miracles, and visit the city of Jerusalem where
our Lord suffered, died and rose from the dead. The
estimated price of the tour is $2,699. Please consider joining
us! Contact Deacon Eduardo at 617-817-7544.
Join Fr. Agustín and friends in their Pilgrimage to Fatima,
Lourdes and St. James of Compostela from July 14-24,
2015. They will visit Lisbon, Fatima, Santiago de
Compostela, Avila, Madrid and Lourdes, Portugal, Spain &
France. Cost is $3379.00 per person (double room). For a
brochure with complete details, contact Fr. Agustín Anda at
617-990-7483 email [email protected]
Europe, US: destruction of Christian symbols, disruption of
Recent weeks have witnessed the destruction of Christian
symbols in Europe and the United States and the disruption
of a Mass. On Christmas Day, a vandal entered a parish in
Douai, France, and decapitated the heads of eight statues in
the Nativity scene. In response, three churches in the city of
40,000 will now be closed except during Mass. In Bailleul, a
nearby town of 14,000, the image of the child Jesus was
taken from the crèche in the parish church.
Five protestors identified as Muslims, four of them
children, disrupted a Christmas Eve Mass in
Mönchengladbach, a city of 250,000 in western Germany.
They entered the church shouting obscenities at Christians.
In Gross-Enzersdorf, a village of 9,000 in eastern Austria,
an Egyptian Muslim immigrant sawed down a crucifix that
had been a place of pilgrimage for six decades.
In Haverhill, Massachusetts, the image of the Child Jesus
was taken from an outdoor crèche at a Catholic parish and
replaced with a pig’s head.
In the weeks before Christmas, Nativity scenes were also
vandalized in El Cerrito, California, and Berwyn, Illinois. In
the latter incident, young people, one of whom shouted,
“Long live Satan,” beheaded statues of the Blessed Virgin
Mary and St. Joseph in a convent garden.
We continue with our “Question & Answer” series about
Liturgy and the Sacraments. The text is taken from the
Compendium of the Catechism of the Catholic Church.
• What is the sacramental character?
It is a spiritual “seal” bestowed by the sacraments of
Baptism, Confirmation, and Holy Orders. It is a promise and
guarantee of divine protection. By virtue of this seal the
Christian is configured to Christ, participates in a variety of
ways in his priesthood and takes his part in the Church
according to different states and functions. He is, therefore,
set apart for divine worship and the service of the Church.
Because this character is indelible the sacraments that
impress it on the soul are received only once in life.
The state of Massachusetts has a program that provides
home heating assistance between November 1, 2014 and
April 30, 2015. Eligibility is based on household size and
gross annual income of all members. If you are age 60+ and
need assistance checking the documents or and would like to
apply as a new applicant, please call Maureen Baglio at
Waltham Council of Aging at (781) 314-3301. For anyone
under 60, please contact Community Teamwork, Inc. Fuel
Assistance, 45 Kirk Street, 2nd Floor, Lowell, MA 01852, or
call 978-458-6161.
The Baptism of the Lord
Santa María de Waltham
11 de Enero de 2015
Mis hermanos y hermanas en Cristo,
El día de Nuestra Sra. de Guadalupe el Padre Daniel
Hennessey se dirigió a la comunidad para pedirle que oraran
por vocaciones hispanas al sacerdocio; me gustaría hacer
ecco a ése llamado y recordarles que en la tradición de la
Iglesia, siempre se ha considerado una bendición tener en la
familia un hijo sacerdote.
En el pasado, los sacerdotes venían de familias numerosas
y en nuestros días los padres de familia no motivan a sus
hijos hacia el sacerdocio, entre otras cosas porque solo tienen
uno o dos hijos. Los sacerdotes no vienen de otro planeta,
tenemos que estar conscientes de ello. algunos venimos de
diferentes países, los sacerdotes vienen de las familias.
Si, hay que orar por las vocaciones y en ésa oración hay
que pedir que Dios les de un hijo sacerdote en la familia para
que por su sacrificio, siga haciendo lo que Jesucristo hace a
través de El, gobernar a la comunidad, enseñarla y
Hoy Dios sigue llamando a niños y jóvenes, el problema
son las respuestas generosas…
- Padre Agustín
El fin de semana pasado participaron 840 personas y se
recaudo $3,857 de las primeras cuatro misas. En la misa de
la 1:30 p.m. el 28 de diciembre, participaron 200 personas y
se recaudo $848. Gracias por su apoyo a nuestra parroquia.
El padre Michael estara ausente de la parroquia por los dos
proximos meses. El estara estudiando Español. La presencia
y apoyo de los Padres Agustin, David y Tim, el Diacono
Eduardo asi como el equipo parroquial hacen posible tomar
tiempo para estar fuera de la parroquia. El estara de regreso
en Waltham el fin de semana del 14 de febrero para la
celebracion de las Bodas de Cana 2015.
El domingo previo a la Navidad y el pasado domingo de la
Epifanía tuvimos dos “Nacimientos Vivientes”, con adultos
y niños. Hubo muchísima gente que participó también de
muchas formas para hacer a Cristo presente en éstos días, a
todos ellos queremos darles las gracias, no publicamos los
nombres de todos porque necesitaríamos el espacio de varios
boletines, obviamente tenemos que mencionar a Mili, la
Directora de la Educación Religiosa por la organización de
los adultos y niños en la Epifanía y las demás personas, Dios
y ustedes saben quienes son. Muchas gracias. Que Dios los
El programa de educación para adultos, New Vistas, ayuda a
sus clientes con el idioma Ingles y también a obtener el
diploma de equivalencia de preparatoria (GED). Las clases
se darán los martes y jueves por la mañana durante 15
semanas. Para cualquier pregunta comunicarse con Kathy a
[email protected]
Grupo Juan XXIII
Este movimiento espiritual de laicos esta enfocado en la
formación en la fe a través de la oración y meditación del
Evangelio. Se reúnen todos los lunes de 7:00 a 8:30 p.m.
en el edificio de Educación Religiosa. Acompáñenos,
todos son bienvenidos.
Plaza de San Pedro
Miércoles 8 de enero de 2014
El Bautismo es el sacramento en el cual se funda
nuestra fe misma, que nos injerta como miembros vivos
en Cristo y en su Iglesia. Junto a la Eucaristía y la
Confirmación forma la así llamada «Iniciación
cristiana», la cual constituye como un único y gran
acontecimiento sacramental que nos configura al Señor
y hace de nosotros un signo vivo de su presencia y de su
Puede surgir en nosotros una pregunta: ¿es
verdaderamente necesario el Bautismo para vivir como
cristianos y seguir a Jesús? ¿No es en el fondo un
simple rito, un acto formal de la Iglesia para dar el
nombre al niño o a la niña? Es una pregunta que puede
surgir. Y a este punto, es iluminador lo que escribe el
apóstol Pablo: «¿Es que no sabéis que cuantos fuimos
bautizados en Cristo Jesús fuimos bautizados en su
muerte? Por el Bautismo fuimos sepultados con Él en la
muerte, para que, lo mismo que Cristo resucitó de entre
los muertos por la gloria del Padre, así también
nosotros andemos en una vida nueva» (Rm 6, 3-4). Por
lo tanto, no es una formalidad. Es un acto que toca en
profundidad nuestra existencia. Un niño bautizado o un
niño no bautizado no es lo mismo. No es lo mismo una
persona bautizada o una persona no bautizada.
Nosotros, con el Bautismo, somos inmersos en esa
fuente inagotable de vida que es la muerte de Jesús, el
más grande acto de amor de toda la historia; y gracias
a este amor podemos vivir una vida nueva, no ya en
poder del mal, del pecado y de la muerte, sino en la
comunión con Dios y con los hermanos.
El Bautismo del Señor