Rectory: 10 Richards Avenue Paxton, MA 01612

Fr. David Doiron~ Pastor
Terry Nummelin ~ Director of Religious
Education
Rectory: 10 Richards Avenue Paxton, MA 01612
Telephone: 508-755-0408 • Fax: 508-767-0759
Religious Education Office: 508-755-0601
http://www.stcolumbapax.org • email: [email protected]
SUNDAY MASSES
Saturday Evening 4:00PM, Sunday Morning 8:00 AM and 10:00 AM
WEEKDAY MASSES
7:30AM (Tuesday—Friday)
SACRAMENT OF RECONCILIATION
Confessions are heard on Saturday at 3:15PM
Any other time is by appointment.
SACRAMENT OF BAPTISM
Arrangements to be made at least six months in advance.
BULLETIN DEADLINE
Monday 9:00 AM
WELCOME TO NEW PARISHIONERS
Please introduce yourselves. We want to know and serve you.
We hope you become an active part of our Parish Community.
CHURCH OF ST. COLUMBA
PAXTON, MA
WORSHIP SCHEDULE
SATURDAY– FEBRUARY 21ST
8:00a.m.-Men’s Group
9:00a.m. - Rosary
4:00p.m - Mass
For Lawrence J. Tomasino
requested by the family_
SUNDAY – FEBRUARY 22ND
8:00a.m. -Mass
10:00a.m. - Mass _______________________________
MONDAY – FEBRUARY 23RD
NO MORNING MASS_______
TUESDAY – FEBRUARY 24TH
7:30a.m. –Mass______________________________
WEDNESDAY – FEBRUARY 25TH
7:30a.m. –Mass ________________________________
THURSDAY – FEBRUARY 26TH
7:30a.m. –Mass_________________________________
FRIDAY – FEBRUARY 27TH
7:30a.m. –Mass_________________________________
SATURDAY – FEBRUARY 28TH
8:00a.m. -Men’s Group
9:00a.m. -Rosary
4:00p.m. -Mass For Liam McDonnell Sr.
1st Anniversary requested by the family
SUNDAY – MARCH 1ST
8:00a.m. - Mass
10:00a.m. -Mass
LITURGICAL ROLES
2/21-2/22
4:00p.m.
E. Zglobicki (L)
D. Zglobicki (E)
R. White (E)
8:00 a.m.
L. Cournoyer (L)
M. Paladino (E)
J. Mancini (E)
M. Ahearn (E)
10:00a.m.
M. Reardon (L)
M. Power (E)
W. Lang (E)
2/28-3/01
M. Power (L)
R. White (E)
A. Stoica (E)
D. Stoica (E)
L. LeFave (L)
J. Laracy (E)
A. Aubertin (E)
B. Englander (E)
W. Lang (L)
Grade 5 & 6 Mass
S. Massarelli (E)
K. Anderson (E)
MJ Anderson (E)
After John had been arrested, Jesus came to Galilee
proclaiming the gospel of God: “This is the time of
fulfillment. The kingdom of God is at hand. Repent,
and believe in the gospel.” - Mk 1:14-15
Excerpts from the Lectionary for Mass ©2001, 1998,
1970 CCD
Readings for the Week of February 22, 2015
Sunday:
Gn 9:8-15/1 Pt 3:18-22/Mk 1:12-15
Monday:
Lv 19:1-2, 11-18/Mt 25:31-46
Tuesday:
Is 55:10-11/Mt 6:7-15
Wednesday: Jon 3:1-10/Lk 11:29-32
Thursday:
Est C:12, 14-16, 23-25/Mt 7:7-12
Friday:
Ez 18:21-28/Mt 5:20-26
Saturday:
Dt 26:16-19/Mt 5:43-48
Next Sunday: Gn 22:1-2, 9a, 10-13, 15-18/
Rom 8:31b-34/Mk 9:2-10
©Liturgical Publications Inc
ALTAR SERVERS
2/21-2/22
4:00p.m.
Andrew Tomasino
Matthew Tomasino
8:00a.m.
Paul Metilly
John Metilly
Nicholas Metilly
10:00a.m.
Aiden Rocha
Caleb Rocha
2/28-3/01
Eamon McDonnell
Liam McDonnell
Julia Girard
Rachel Girard
Alex Riopel
Anthony Riopel
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PLEASE PRAY FOR ALL THE SICK
AND IN A SPECIAL WAY FOR
Anne Giangregorio, Margaret Eident
Charles Remington, Jackie Cook,
Blake George Murawski,
Ruth Osgood, Alice Falcone,
Patricia Jones, Anne Blake,
Rhoda Nicholson, James McKenney,
Pauline Boulanger, Beth O’Rourke
WEEKLY OFFERTORY COLLECTION
Please do not forget about your St. Columba Family
during these snowy times. The expenses at
St. Columba, like that of your family, continue year
round. Please mail or make up your weekly
donations during these times.
Our parish budget requires $4,000 weekly to meet
our expenses. On the weekend of
February 14th– February 15th we received $1,300
Thank you for your continued and generous support
of St. Columba Parish.
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED
FOR TV MINISTRY
The TV Ministry is in need of additional
volunteers to record our 10:00AM Sunday mass in
order to have it aired on the Paxton Cable channel
192 on Sunday. The process is simple and you will
start off learning with an experienced volunteer. For
all those interested there will be a meeting in the
choir loft on Monday, March 2nd at 7:30PM. If you
have any questions, please contact Mike Reardon at
508-363-0662 or [email protected]
T.V. MINISTRY
02/22/2015
03/01/2015
03/08/2015
Matt Stephens
Lianna Bartlett
Patrick Stephens
WOMEN’S CURSILLO WEEKEND
The next Women’s Cursillo Weekend is February 26
-March 1, 2015 at the Prindle Pond Conference Center in Charlton, MA.
We commend to your prayers Helen Frappier. May
the Angels lead her into Paradise. We also extend our
condolences and prayers to the members of Helen
Frappier’s family.
LENTEN PARISH MISSIONS
Parishioners at St. Columba will have two
opportunities to attend a parish mission during Lent
this year.
The first mission will be held in St. Mary’s Church,
114 Princeton St., Jefferson on February 23 –25 at
7PM. It will be preached by Fr. John Savard, SJ, rector
of the Jesuit community at Holy Cross. A penance
service will be held on Wednesday night of the
mission week.
I encourage everyone who is able to attend. It’s a
great opportunity to be nourished during this special
time of the year.
The second opportunity for a parish mission will take
place at St. Patrick’s Church in Rutland at a later date
in the Lenten season. We will let you know the exact
time and date in the coming weeks.
Fr. David
RELIGIOUS EDUCATION SCHEDULE
Sunday Gr. 1
Sunday Gr. 2
Sunday Gr. 9 & 10
8:40a.m.-9:50a.m.
8:40a.m.-9:50a.m.
6:30p.m.-7:45p.m.
2/22/15
2/22/15
2/22/15
Monday Gr. 3 & 4
Monday Gr. 7
3:00p.m.-4:15p.m.
7:00p.m.-8:00p.m.
2/23/15
2/23/15
Tuesday Gr. 5 & 6
Tuesday Gr. 8
3:00p.m.-4:15p.m.
7:00p.m.-8:00p.m.
2/24/15
2/24/15
Sunday Gr. 1
Sunday Gr. 2
Sunday Gr. 9 & 10
8:40a.m.-9:50a.m.
8:40a.m.-9:50a.m.
No Class
3/01/15
3/01/15
3/01/15
02/22/2015
RICE BOWL
Lent began on Ash Wednesday, February 18th. We
use this season of preparation to grow closer to God
through prayer, fasting and almsgiving. This year,
our parish will use Catholic Relief Services Rice
Bowl, a faith-in-action program that helps families
experience Lenten spirituality by living in solidarity
with people in need around the world.
Students (grade 1-8) will receive a cardboard CRS
Rice Bowl and a Lenten calendar, which contain a
prayer or reflection for you to say as a family each day
throughout Lent, recipes for meatless Fridays and
stories of Hope from people around the world. We
hope that this will be a valuable tool for your family’s
Lenten journey!
Rice Bowls will be distributed during your child’s
class and will also be available at Church. Rice Bowls
will be collected on Saturday, March 28th.
2015 Catholic Relief Services FoodFast
On Saturday, March 28th young adults from
St. Patrick’s Church & St. Columba Church (50 +)
will participate in C.R.S. FoodFast. FoodFast is a
24-hour event, which includes fasting, prayer,
service activities and discussion on the issues of
hunger and poverty in the world. The theme of
this year’s retreat will be “ENOUGH”.
The fact is there really is “ENOUGH” food in our
world for all. Participants in FoodFast will follow
the lead of Pope Francis and ask themselves why in
a world with “ENOUGH” food for all do then over 1
billion people go hungry? And what can we do as
high school students to help?
All youth Gr. 9-12 are invited to be part of
something BIG! Registration & parental consent
forms are available on the parish website.
ST. FRANCIS XAVIER NOVENA
The 92nd Annual St. Francis Xavier Novena will be
held at St. John’s Church, 44 Temple Street in
Worcester beginning on Wednesday, March 4th to
Thursday, March 12th. Mass and Novena Prayers will
be held on the weekdays at 9:15a.m., 12:15p.m. and
6:15p.m. and on the regular weekend schedule.
02/22/2015
RELIGIOUS EDUCATION UPCOMING
SERVICE EVENT
CATHOLIC HEART WORKCAMP
Catholic HEART WorkCamp is about SERVICE,
CONNECTION AND LOVING OTHERS. CHWC
provides parish teens and adult leaders service
opportunities to restore homes and HEARTS, feed
the hungry, lift the spirits of children, bring joy to the
elderly and disabled and offer assistance while
partnering with social agencies. Each WorkCamp is
equipped with a summer staff, director, manager,
musician, nurse and priests to celebrate mass/
confession. It is a youth friendly Christ centered
Week of caring for others.
Who can attend?
All students in grades 9-12 as of September, 2015.
What is the cost?
The cost of the trip is $355 with a $85 dollar deposit
due by February 28th.
Who’s Going so far?
St. Columba will be joining youths from
St. Richard’s Church in Sterling. Mrs. Nummelin
will be one of the leaders chaperoning the event.
How Can I Learn More?
Check out the following website for full details
about the trip –www.heartworkcamp.com
What is the date and destination of the trip?
July 12th –July 18th, Hartford, CT.
Students who are interested in attending should
contact Mrs. Nummelin as soon as possible at
508-755-0601.
YOUTH MINISTRY BASKETBALL
PLAYOFF SCHEDULE
Friday, February 26, 2015
6:00p.m. –St. Columba 1 vs St. Rose of Lima 2
Saturday, February 27, 2015
11:20a.m. –St. Columba 2 vs St. Rose of Lima 5
4:00p.m. –St. Columba 3 vs St. Rose of Lima 4
The Winners of the above Playoff games will continue
with playoff games starting at 5:10p.m. on Saturday,
Feb. 27th and continuing on Sunday, March 1st
starting at 12:00p.m. All games are played at Mount
Carmel.