Saint Mary of the Immaculate Conception Parish

Saint Mary of the Immaculate Conception Parish
North Attleborough, Massachusetts
Our Heritage
Arrival of Catholic immigrants
to North Attleborough
Mass celebrated for the first
time in North Attleborough
October 1848
First resident pastor
First Catholic church dedicated
June 19, 1859
Present church cornerstone blessed
May 30, 1890
Present church consecrated
December 8, 1901
“Do not be afraid, Mary, for you have found favor with God. Behold, you will conceive and bear
a son, and you shall name him, Jesus . . .
Mary said, ‘Behold, I am the handmaid of the Lord. May it be done to me according to your word.”
Luke 1:31, 38
Fourth Sunday of Lent
March 15, 2015
Mass Intentions for the Week
Saturday, March 14 – Vigil Mass
4:00 pm
Rita H. Nolan – 31st Anniversary
Rita DiRenzo – 8th Anniversary
Angela Gozum – Memorial
William Schriever – 9th Anniversary
Sunday, March 15 – Fourth Sunday of Lent
9:00 am
Dora Drevitch – 3rd Anniversary
11:15 am
Margaret & William Spadoni - Memorial Mass
Tess McGuigan – Month’s Mind
Monday, March 16
8:00 am
Sacred Heart
Tuesday, March 17 – St. Patrick
7:00 am
For the People of the Parish
Wednesday, March 18
8:00 am
Sacred Heart
Thursday, March 19 – St. Joseph
7:00 am
For our deceased Fathers
Saturday, March 21 – Vigil Mass
4:00 pm
Terrence Garbuzinski – 5th Anniversary
A. Agnes Byrnes – 5th Anniversary
Kevin Malin – Third Month Mind
Sunday, March 22 – Fifth Sunday of Lent
9:00 am
Alice M. Flynn – 18th Anniversary
John E. Flynn – 8th Anniversary
11:15 am
Henry “Hank” Psybyski – 1st Anniversary
From Father Costa
How’s your Lent going? We are at the half way
point of our 40 day journey of prayer, fasting, and
charity. Do we still have the enthusiasm and
dedication to these disciplines that we had on Ash
Wednesday? It’s easy to give in and even give up.
Aren’t we lucky that God doesn’t do that with us.
There’s always time to begin again. Our God is a
God of second and third, and fiftieth chances. Let’s
keep that in mind as we continue our Lenten renewal.
Please mark your calendars for our annual
Reconciliation Evening scheduled for Tuesday,
March 24, at Saint Mary Church. A number of
priests will be available to celebrate the Sacrament of
Reconciliation. There will be no prayer service or
reflection, simply the chance to individually
encounter the mercy and forgiveness of God in the
Sacrament of Penance. We will begin at 7:00 p.m.
and will remain in the church as long as necessary.
With next week’s bulletin we will publish a guide for
celebrating the Sacrament of Reconciliation along
with an examination of conscience to help us
prepare. If you haven’t been to confession in a
while, this is a great opportunity to be welcomed
back. God is waiting to share forgiveness and
mercy. Plan to join us on the 24th.
Don’t forget our almsgiving. As we fast in these
Lenten days we also reach beyond ourselves,
remembering the most needy of our world. On Palm
Sunday weekend and Easter Sunday weekend,
envelopes will be included with the bulletin (and at
the tables at the doors of the church) for our annual
support of Sister Eileen Davey, S.U.S.C., and her
work at the Nutrition Center of Saint Louis de
Montfort Parish in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. One third
of Sister Eileen’s yearly operating budget has been
provided by the generosity of our parishioners.
Please remember the children and families in Haiti
we serve through Sister Eileen and plan on
supporting this very worthy charity!
For your convenience the schedule for the Sacred
Triduum is included in today’s bulletin. These are
the most sacred days of our entire Church calendar.
From Father Costa, continued
If you have never experienced the beauty and
solemnity of these liturgies I strongly urge you to
come and participate. As is our custom, the
Triduum is shared between the two downtown
parishes. This year, Sacred Heart will host Holy
Thursday and Good Friday while Saint Mary will
host the Easter Vigil on Holy Saturday. Easter
Sunday Masses will be celebrated in both churches.
Our sympathy and prayers are extended to our
Administrative Assistant, Monica Forte and her
husband George, at the death of George’s dad,
George P. Forte. Mr. Forte, Sr., died on February
27, in Florida. His funeral was celebrated this past
Saturday in Pennsylvania. Eternal rest grant unto
George, O Lord. May he rest always in God’s
loving embrace.
“In our roughest moments, remember:
God is our Father; God does not abandon
his children.”
~ Pope Francis, March 10, 2015
Faith Formation News
Registration for the Faith Formation
2015-2016 year is being done during the
month of March. All families currently
registered in the program received an
envelope by mail
March 1st. All
enrollment forms are due by March 30th. There is a late
fee of $25.00 for all forms received after the due date.
All families that register will receive a packet midAugust with the calendar for the year, first class
information and session choice forms for grades 4, 5 &
6. **If you have a new first grader for the fall please
call the office @ 695-3823. Registration is being done
during the last month of classes-Mrs. Dillon will
accept completed enrollment forms at all classes.
Registration will conclude March 30th. Thank you for
your support as we enter our last weeks of class!
Our Lenten Project is off to a great start! Thank you for
your support with this project to benefit St. Vincent De
Please pray for the repose of the soul of Guistino
“Sonny” Marsella whose funeral Mass was celebrated
on Saturday, March 7. Our prayerful sympathies are
extended to his family and friends.
Your prayers are further requested for the repose of the
soul of William Roy whose funeral Mass was
celebrated on Wednesday, March 11.
Eternal rest grant unto Sonny and Bill, O Lord. Let
perpetual light shine upon them. May they rest always
in the loving arms of God.
Jesus said: “Whatever you do for the least of these, so
you do unto me.” The St. Vincent de Paul Society at
St. Mary’s helps struggling local families with basis
needs, including food, shelter, utilities, and heating.
We rely on the generosity of our parishioners in
meeting these needs.
Right now, our pantry is
especially low on hot and cold cereal. Donations of
nonperishable food items can be placed in the SVDP
boxes located near church entrances, or at the marked
bin near the entrance of Stop & Shop. Monetary
donations can be deposited in the poor boxes located
near the church entrances, or mailed to SVDP/St.
Mary’s Church, 14 Park St., NA. Anyone interested in
joining the Society, please call 508-212-4755 or attend
one of our monthly meetings on the 2nd Thursday of
each month at 6:30 pm in the Parish Hall. All are
First Eucharist Parent meeting for the grade 2 parents
of Saint Mary Parish is Sunday March 15th at 10 am.
**Class cancellation due to the weather can be
found on channel 7 and online at
Families will not be notified by phone if classes are
to be cancelled. If school is cancelled on a Monday
or Tuesday-faith formation classes/activities are
automatically cancelled.
Grade 6 class will meet Monday afternoon/evening
March 23rd & 30th at Saint Mary’s parish hall.
Grade 7 class will meet Monday evening March 16th at
6:30pm in St. Mary’s parish hall.
Grade 8 class will meet Sunday evening March 15th at
6:30pm in St. Mary’s parish hall.
Our next Family Mass Class is this Sunday March 15th.
There is no class for grades 1, 2 & 3 on Sunday March
15th and Tuesday March 17th due to the Mass class.
Our last faith formation classes for grades 1 through 6
will be the week of March 29th. Thank you to our
families and catechists for your continued support with
all we do together to make our program such a success
for our students.
Weekly Collection
Many thanks to all those who continue to remember
the financial needs of our parish. We thank you for
your continued generosity to the parish.
Collection from March 7 -8 :
Budget: $3,524.00
Debt & Development: $2,001.00
The Thomas P. McDonough Knights of Columbus
Council #330 meet in the parish hall of St. Mary
Church on the second Wednesday of every month
at 7:00pm. If interested or if you have any
questions please call George Devlin at 508-6434676.
Each Friday during Lent, we remember the road
that Jesus walked to his crucifixion, death, and
ultimately, his resurrection. Stations of the Cross
will be prayed each Friday evening of Lent,
beginning at 7:00 p.m., at Saint Mary Church.
Each week we will use a different text to meditate
on the fourteen stops on Jesus’ walk to Calvary.
All are urged and invited to participate in this
meaningful Lenten devotion.
We are gratefully accepting donations for our
Easter flower memorials.
Those who
receive the budget envelopes have already
received a specially marked envelope for
their donation. Please make sure to
clearly print the names of deceased loved ones to
be remembered on the envelope. If you did not
receive an envelope you may send a listing of the
names to be remembered with your donation to the
parish office. In order to have the names printed
in our book, please make sure the names are sent
into the office no later than Monday, March 30.
Saint Mary’s Rosary Society strings rosary beads
for the missionaries all over the world.
This is a wonderful ministry for both
men and women. Our meetings will
on Wed., March 25 from 1-3 pm in the
Parish Hall. Or maybe you would like to help us
with a small donation to help fund the supplies and
shipments. Donations may be placed in an envelope
marked “Rosary Society” and placed in the basket or
sent to the parish office. The missionaries keep our
benefactors and us in their prayers and Masses.
On Saturday April 11, the Children’s Hospital
blood mobile will be in the Saint Mary Parking lot.
This blood drive is held twice a year in memory of
Katie Bentley, granddaughter of Ann and Jim
Allen, longtime parishioners of Saint Mary Parish.
Sign ups will the weekends of March 21-22 and
March 28-29. For more information please call
Ann Allen at 508-695-5429.
The Sacred Triduum
Holy Thursday, April 2
Mass of the Lord’s Supper
7:00 p.m.
Sacred Heart Church
Repository in the rectory chapel
Night Prayer, 11:00 p.m.
Good Friday, April 3
Stations of the Cross
led by the youth of our parishes
3:00 p.m.
Sacred Heart Church
Service of the Lord’s Passion
7:00 p.m.
Sacred Heart Church
Holy Saturday, April 4
Easter Vigil
7:00 p.m.
Saint Mary Church
Easter Sunday, April 5
Easter Masses
9:00 a.m. and 11:15 a.m.
Saint Mary Church
Easter Masses
8:00 a.m. and 10:15 a.m.
There is no 5:00 p.m. Mass on Easter Sunday.
Sacred Heart Church
Saint Mary Parish Staff
Weekend Mass Schedule
Rev. David A. Costa, Pastor
Saturday Vigil Mass, 4:00 p.m.
Sunday Masses, 9:00 a.m. & 11:15 a.m.
S. Kathleen A. Corrigan, SUSC, Pastoral Associate
Rev. Kenneth Sicard, OP, Weekend Assistant
Daily Mass Schedule
Rev. Gabriel Pivarnik, OP, Weekend Assistant
Saint Mary Church
Tuesday & Thursday, 7:00 a.m.
First Friday of the Month, 7:00 a.m.
Sacred Heart Church
Monday & Wednesday, 8:00 a.m.
Mrs. Monica T. Forte, Administrative Assistant
Mrs. Michele Dillon, Faith Formation Coordinator
Mr. Michael Dias, Music Director
Mr. Michael Dillon, Buildings Supervisor
Joining Our Parish
Saint Mary Parish Office
14 Park Street
North Attleborough, Massachusetts 02760
Office Hours
Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Contact Information
If you are new to the North Attleboro area, we
welcome you to join our parish community.
Parish census forms are found at the doors of
the church, or you may contact the Parish
Office for more information.
Sacrament of Reconciliation
Parish e-mail
[email protected]
Confessions are heard in the Reconciliation
Room of the church on Saturday afternoons
from 3:00-3:30, or by prior appointment.
Parish website
Sacrament of Baptism
Parish Office Telephone
(508) 695-6161
Facsimile Number
(508) 695-5248
Faith Formation Contact
(508) 695-3823
e-mail: [email protected]
St. Vincent de Paul Help-Line
(508) 212-4755
Saint Mary-Sacred Heart School
Mrs. Denise Peixoto, Principal
57 Richards Avenue
Baptism is celebrated once a month at 12:30
on Sunday. Baptism Preparation class is
required. Please call the Parish Office for
more information.
Sacrament of Marriage
Marriage is usually celebrated on Friday
evening and on Saturday morning and
afternoon. Please contact the Parish Office at
least nine months in advance to begin
Sacrament of the Sick
(508) 695-3072
FAX (508) 695-9074
[email protected]
Pastoral care to the sick and homebound is
provided by the parish staff and trained
parishioners. Please call the parish office to
arrange a visit.
Saint Mary Cemetery
Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament
North Attleborough, Massachusetts 02760
Mr. Jarrod Ward, Superintendent
Towne Street
North Attleborough, Massachusetts 02760
(508) 695-1173 or email Jarrod at [email protected]
Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament is held in
the parish chapel on the First Friday of each
month. Adoration begins at 7:00 a.m. and
concludes with Night Prayer at 10:45 p.m.
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