St. Matthew Parish

St. Matthew Parish
19 Dora Lane, Limerick, Maine 04048-3527
Tel. 207-793-2244 e-mail address: [email protected]
Fax # 207-793-2191 website: www.stmatthewlimerick.org
Diocese of Portland Diocesan website: www.portlanddiocese.net
We welcome you to the Catholic Community of
St. Matthew and the celebration of the Eucharist.
ST. MATTHEW PARISH STAFF:
Rev. Albert B. Colpitts, Pastor
Deacon Paul Lissandrello, Pastoral Associate
e-mail address: [email protected]
Linda Kilbride, Secretary/Bookkeeper
Deacon Paul Lissandrello, D.R.E.
Linda Lanoue, Altar Server Coord., 793-8555
Gail Libby, Music Director, 793-8998
FINANCE COMMISSION:
Maurice Ouellette
Michael Faucher
Henry McKeown
KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS:
Bob Smyth, Grand Knight, 793-2378
BIRTHPLACE HELPLINE:
Abortion Alternatives/Project Rachel,
1-800-227-3002
WEEKEND MASSES:
Saturday at 4:00 p.m.
Sunday at 8:00 and 10:30 a.m.
WEEKDAY MASSES:
8:00 a.m., Monday, Tuesday,
Thursday, Friday
BAPTISMS:
Parents who want to have their child(ren) baptized are
asked to please call the parish office (793-2244).
WEDDINGS:
Anyone planning to get married must call the parish
office at least SIX MONTHS PRIOR to the proposed
wedding date.
CONFESSIONS:
Saturday at 3:00 p.m.,
AND ANYTIME BY APPOINTMENT.
NEW PARISHIONERS:
Welcome to St. Matthew Parish. Please fill out the Parish Membership Form below and drop it in the collection basket or mail to the parish office.
DOMESTIC ABUSE HOTLINE:
324-1802 or 1-800-239-7298
We joyfully welcome back to the Church any of our brothers and
sisters who may have been away.
PARISH MEMBERSHIP:
Name ______________________________________________
Address ___________________________________________
City _______________________________________________
Zip Code ___________________________________________
Phone No.___________________________________________
Check
______New Registration
______Change of Address
______Moving out of Parish
ST. MATTHEW CHURCH
LIMERICK
THIS IS THE SECOND SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME.
THE SCRIPTURE READINGS BEGIN ON PAGE 50 OF
THE MISSALETTE.
LECTORS & ALTAR SERVERS THIS WEEKEND (CONT’D)
Sunday
8:00 a.m.
Elaine Jedrychowski
10:30 a.m.
Patty O’Day-Senior
Jack DesVergnes (C)
Taylor Bastarache (1)
Brianna Bastarache (2)
Anna Niedermeyer (C)
Celeste Cannafarina (1)
Eva Niedermeyer (2)
USHERS THIS WEEKEND
MASS INTENTIONS THIS WEEKEND
Saturday
4:00 p.m.
Sunday
8:00 a.m.
10:30 a.m.
Sandra Joan Overack by her cousin
T.J. Pawol
Sr. James Lorene Hogan C.S.J. by
T.J. Pawol
Intentions of the parishioners
MASSES FOR THE WEEK
Monday
8:00 a.m.
Tuesday
8:00 a.m.
COMMUNION SERVICE
Saturday
4:00 p.m.
Sunday
8:00 a.m.
10:30 a.m.
Tom Magno, Pat Magno
Keith Albert, Jack Brown
Paul Cote, Walter Sullivan
Larry Hackett, Roger Payeur
Holly Gillingham, Ron Bingham
Charles Tibbetts, John Gillingham
CHILDREN’S LITURGY OF THE WORD LEADER THIS WEEKEND
Sunday
10:30 a.m.
Nicole LeProhon
COMMUNION SERVICE
Miraculous Medal Novena
Wednesday
8:00 a.m. COMMUNION SERVICE
Thursday
8:00 a.m. COMMUNION SERVICE
Friday
8:00 a.m. Rick Ruby by Joan & Dan Bishop
MASS INTENTIONS NEXT WEEKEND (JAN. 24 & 25)
Saturday
4:00 p.m.
Sunday
8:00 a.m.
10:30 a.m.
Bella & George Stewart by the Estrella
Family
Charles LePage Jr. by Cecile LePage and
family
Gloria Gallant by Steve & Gail Libby
EXTRAORDINARY MINISTERS OF HOLY COMMUNION
THIS WEEKEND
Saturday
4:00 p.m.
Sunday
8:00 a.m.
10:30 a.m.
Jonathan Shapiro (H-B) - Trish Shapiro (H-C)
Joan St. Laurent (H-O) - Fred St. Laurent (B-O)
Elaine Lafreniere (H-B) - Bob Smyth (H-C)
Peter Washington (H-O) - Denis Lafreniere (B-O)
Laura Marchessault (H-B) - Linda Dumont (H-C)
Kate Howard (H-O) - Mary Langlois (B-O)
LECTORS & ALTAR SERVERS THIS WEEKEND
Saturday
4:00 p.m.
Sandra Snyder
Hannah Shapiro (C)
Isabelle Keim (1)
Camden Bibro (2)
John was standing with two of his disciples, and as he watched
Jesus walk by, he said, "Behold, the Lamb of God." The two disciples heard what he said and followed Jesus. - Jn 1:35-37
READINGS FOR THE WEEK OF JANUARY 18, 2015
Sunday:
1 Sm 3:3b-10, 19/1 Cor 6:13c-15a, 17-20/Jn 1:3542
Monday:
Heb 5:1-10/Mk 2:18-22
Tuesday:
Heb 6:10-20/Mk 2:23-28
Wednesday: Heb 7:1-3, 15-17/Mk 3:1-6
Thursday:
Heb 7:25--8:6/Mk 3:7-12
Friday:
Heb 8:6-13/Mk 3:13-19
Saturday:
Heb 9:2-3, 11-14/Mk 3:20-21
Next Sunday: Jon 3:1-5, 10/1 Cor 7:29-31/Mk 1:14-20
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SECOND SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME
WELCOMING COMMITTEE: Members will meet on Saturday,
January 24, at 2:30 p.m.
PARISH FINANCES
Amount needed weekly to operate parish
Offertory 1/11/15
BELOW GOAL
$ 3,900.00
3,742.69
$ -157.31
Capital Improvements
$ 1,029.00
JANUARY OFFERTORY AS OF 1/4/15
ABOVE GOAL
$ 9,837.69
$+2,037.69
WHAT SHALL I BRING TO THE LORD, THE GOD OF HEAVEN,
WHEN I COME TO WORSHIP HIM? - Micah 6:6
We will be most grateful if you would “make up” your
offerings for the time you are away.
IF YOU ARE COMING A LONG DISTANCE TO ATTEND MASS,
WE ASK THAT YOU PLEASE HAVE YOUR CHILDREN USE
THE RESTROOMS WHEN YOU GET HERE (BEFORE MASS),
IN ORDER TO AVOID HAVING TO LEAVE DURING MASS.
THANK YOU.
IN CONNECTION WITH THE PROGRAM “PROTECTING GOD’S
CHILDREN”, and in the interest of children’s safety, we ask that
children not be allowed to leave Mass to use the restrooms
downstairs, unless they are accompanied by an adult. Because we
are a public building, doors are required to be unlocked, allowing
entrance to all.
LECTORS: We ask that you please return the workbooks
each week so that they can be available to those who
are preparing to read the following week.
LIGHTHOUSE
CATHOLIC
MEDIA:
Deepen
your
understanding of the Catholic faith by obtaining
Lighthouse CDs on a variety of topics presented by noted
Catholic speakers. Visit the Lighthouse display in the
Narthex.
Please include the following priests serving in our diocese in your daily
prayers this week:
Jan. 18
Jan. 19
Jan. 20
Jan. 21
Jan. 22
Jan. 23
Jan. 24
Rev. Innocent Okozi SMA/Rev. Bernard Welch
Rev. James MacGee OMI/Rev. Nathan March
Rev. Thanh Nguyen/Rev. Gerald Levesque
Rev. Armand Bill/Rev. Ernest L’Heureux
All Priests
Rev. Gregory Dube/Rev. James Knox
Rev. Jack Fagan SJ/V. Rev. Claude Gendreau
May each day of this New Year bring our priests more good to do, more
souls to save and more holy influence to spread around them by word
and by deed.
Mother Catherine Aurelia, Foundress
VOCATION VIEW: “Behold the Lamb of God.” Could it be that you
are being called to point out the Lord to others as a priest, deacon,
or in the consecrated life? Call Fr. Seamus Griesbach at (207) 7736471, email: [email protected], or like us on facebook:
VocationsME.
WINGS Starts Wednesday February 25th!
Are you looking for way to nourish your spirit
this Lent? Consider W.I.N.G.S.! Women in God’s
Spirit, is a faith enrichment group for women of
all ages who want to grow in their relationship
with God. Meetings consist of prayer, song,
scripture, faith sharing, and of course,
hospitality!
We will meet for six consecutive Wednesday nights (February
25th thru April 1st) from 7-9 pm in the Kindergarten room.
Grades K-8
Grades 9—12
Jan. 18
Jan. 25
Jan. 18
Jan. 25
Adult Faith Sharing
Jan. 25
Class 9:15-10:15 a.m.
Class 9:15-10:15 a.m.
Children’s Liturgy 10:30 a.m.
NO SESSION
Session 6:00-7:30 p.m.
9:15-10:15 a.m.
What Do I Get Out of
Mass?
PUBLIC BAKED BEAN SUPPER: Please join us as
parishioners of Cornish, Hiram, Parsonsfield, Baldwin
and Porter host a public Baked Bean Supper in the
parish hall this Saturday, January 17, from 4:30-6:00
p.m. MENU: Baked Beans, Ham, Hot Dogs, American Chop Suey, Cole
Slaw, Assorted Casseroles, Bread, Beverage and Dessert. PRICE: Adults
$8.00; Children 6-12 $3.00; Children 5 and under are free.
PARISH OFFICE: The Parish Office will be closed on
Monday, January 19, in observance of the Martin Luther
King Jr. holiday.
As a framework for our spiritual journey we will use the book,
Change Our Hearts; Season Two from the Arise Together in
Christ Program from Renew International. Books can be
ordered on the Renew website www.renewintl.org/store for
$10.95 (plus shipping) Or you can save shipping cost by joining
our group order! We will be registering new members and
taking book orders in the Narthex after all Masses on
January 31st & February 1st.
Not able to secure the book? Come anyway! And bring your
beautiful spirit!
Have questions? Please contact Debbie Wentworth by phone at
247-1067 or email at [email protected]
2ND COLLECTION: Next week, we will take
up the Collection for the Church in Latin
America. Your generosity to this collection is
invaluable to the future of the faith in this
region. Your donations will fund catechesis,
marriage and family life programs, and
seminarian formation. Please give with a joyful
and generous heart. Please support programs
like these and give generously in next week’s second collection.
JANUARY 18, 2015
YOUTH FREE THROW CHAMPIONSHIP: The
Knights of Columbus will sponsor a Youth Free
Throw Championship for boys and girls ages 9-14.
The local competition will be held January 24, at 9
a.m. at the Line Elementary School, Route 11,
Newfield. Winners progress through local, district
and state competitions. International champions
are announced by the K of C international
headquarters, based on scores from the state level
competitions. All boys and girls 9—14 years of age
are eligible and will compete in their respective age divisions. Last year
more than 120,000 sharpshooters participated in over 3,600 local
competitions. All contestants on the local level are recognized for their
participation in the event. Participants are required to furnish proof of
age and written parental consent. For entry forms or additional
information, contact George Duranleau at 207-247-0160.
The Diocese is offering a pilgrimage to the World
Meeting of Families (WMOF) culminating in Pope
Francis’ first visit to the U.S. He will participate in
closing events and celebrate the closing Mass on
Sunday. Departure will be in Portland by deluxe
motor coach to Philadelphia on Tuesday, September
22. The pilgrimage and registrations are made through Canterbury Pilgrimages &
Tours, Inc., and will be hosted by Bishop Robert P. Deeley, J.C.D.
The WMOF is a weeklong international event of prayer, catechesis, and
celebration that draws participants from around the globe. It seeks to strengthen
the bonds between families and raise awareness about the importance of
marriage and the family to all of society. It consists of a Theological Adult
Congress, a Youth Congress, and The Festival of Families. The theme is “Love
is Our Mission: The Family Fully Alive".
Visit the diocesan web-site at http://portlanddiocese.org/world-meetingfamilies for links to the WMOF web-site and a pilgrimage flyer. Slots are
expected to be filled by Easter, so we encourage you to contact Canterbury
Pilgrimages & Tours as soon as possible for detailed information at 1-800653-0017. Please see the flyer on the bulletin board for agenda and reservation
contracts.
60/40 CLUB: Congratulations to the following winners for the month
of January:
$63.00 Barbara Caputo, Limerick —BONUS DRAWING
$63.00 Linda Dumont, E. Waterboro—BONUS DRAWING
$50.00 Dolores Carroll, Limerick
$25.00 Vince & Mary Kane, Westbrook
$25.00 Thelma Connell, W. Newfield
$25.00 Frank Carroll, Limerick
$25.00 Paula Emmons, N. Waterboro
Members are reminded that in order to be eligible for the February
drawings, payment is due next Sunday, January 25th.
WATERBORO COMMUNITY PANTRY: The town of Waterboro is hoping
to establish a Food Pantry. They are looking for volunteers once they
have approval and the building built. They need a committee of 12 to run
the pantry. If you are interested in volunteering, please contact Cleo
Smith at 247-5967 and come to the Waterboro Selectmen’s meeting on
January 27, at 6 p.m.
LENTEN RETREAT: The Missions Office is sponsoring a Lenten Retreat at the
SKY-HY Conference Center in Topsham on Friday, March 13, and Saturday,
March 14. Come and take time for personal prayer, community, and the sharing
of our faith. Attendees will “Meet the Saints,” walk the prayer path, affirm their
personal missions, and leave the retreat with hearts “on fire” for Jesus’ mission!
To attend both days, the cost is $65, which will include lodging, meals, and the
retreat. To attend Saturday only, the cost is $25 which will include lunch and the
retreat. To register, OR FMI, visit www.portlanddiocese.org/missions-CRS-office
or contact Ruth Oakley, diocesan director of the Missions/CRS Office, at (207)
773-6471 (ext. 7817) or at [email protected] The deadline to
register is March 10.
JANUARY 18, 2015
PRESENCE RADIO NETWORK ANNOUNCEMENTS
Week of Sunday, January 18, 2015
MARCH FOR LIFE ~ 2015
Special Coverage on The Presence
Wednesday, January 21
6:00pm-6:30pm: Life Issues Special "Sanctity of Life”
6:30pm-9:00pm: Opening Mass of the National Prayer Vigil
for Life, live from Washington
Thursday, January 22
7:30am-9:00am: Closing Mass of the National Prayer Vigil
for Life, live from Washington
9:00am-3:00pm: March for Life, live continuous coverage
9:00pm-10:00pm: EWTN News Nightly ~ special one hour
edition on March for Life
The Presence Radio Network is your listener-supported Catholic radio. 106.7 FM
in Greater Portland, 90.3 FM in Greater Bangor, 89.7 FM in Bath-Brunswick, 89.5
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EXTRAORDINARY MINISTERS OF HOLY COMMUNION
NEXT WEEKEND (JAN. 24 & 25)
Saturday
4:00 p.m.
Sunday
8:00 a.m.
10:30 a.m.
Linda Kilbride (H-B) - Mary Ross (H-C)
Danny Bright (H-O) - Fred Kilbride (B-O)
Sheila Foley (H-B) - Debbie Francis (H-C)
Mark Francis (H-O) - Elaine Roberge (B-O)
Theresa Gilblair (H-B) - Elaine Bingham (H-C)
Laura May (H-O) - Cathy Dube (B-O)
LECTORS & ALTAR SERVERS NEXT WEEKEND (JAN. 24 & 25)
Saturday
4:00 p.m.
Frank Amoroso
Courtney Ross (C)
Maria LePage (1)
Andrew LePage (2)
Sunday
8:00 a.m.
Karen Miliano
10:30 a.m.
Faith Formation Students
Michael DeBaker (C)
Theodore LaFreniere (1)
Francesca DiBiase (2)
Keegan Thomas (C)
Aidan Thomas (1)
Kayleigh Lude (2)
USHERS NEXT WEEKEND (JAN. 24 & 25)
Saturday
4:00 p.m.
Sunday
8:00 a.m.
10:30 a.m.
Tom Magno, Fred Ross
Geri Terravecchia, Carmen LePage
Arthur Roberge, Richard Sevigny
Gerry Provencher, Tim Barrett
Jason Silva, John Oser
Ron Bingham, Tom Hawley
NO CHILDREN’S LITURGY OF THE WORD (JAN. 25)
Sunday
10:30 a.m.
Children’s Liturgy