May 24, 2015 We congratulate Lawrence Russell, who made his

Pentecost Sunday
May 24, 2015
Saturday, May 23 - 4:30 pm, Holy Cross
Sunday, May 24 - 7:45 am, Holy Cross
Sunday, May 24 - 9:15 am, St. Martin’s
Edward White by Linda & Bob Columbus
Sunday, May 24 - 10:45 am, Holy Cross
Monday - 8 am at Holy Cross
Tuesday - 8 am at Holy Cross, 9 am at St. Vincent de Paul
t Wednesday - 8 am at Holy Cross, 9 am at St. Vincent de Paul
Thursday - 9 am at St. Vincent de Paul
Saturday, May 30 - 4:30 pm, Holy Cross
Sunday, May 31 - 7:45 am, Holy Cross
Sunday, May 31 - 9:15 am, St. Martin’s
Deceased Members of the Parish
Sunday, May 31 - 10:45 am, Holy Cross
Weekly Offering: $488
Ascension: $83
Thank you to all who make up their envelopes for weekends missed due to
vacation, illness or inclement weather.
Pray for the Sick and Shut Ins
Please pray for Margaret Murdock, Gretchen Braun, Jennifer Strong, Connie Hamel, Sandy Kulvete, Alice Ostrowski, Deb Nichols, Mary Amistadi,
Dylan Murray, Marion Gay, Anna Henrie, Anita Poirier, Bernice Leger, Anne
Marie Beliveau, Rachel Catlow, Alicia Wieszorek, Diane Lupaczyk, Chet
Yackowski, Bob Brown, Claudette Yackowski, Emma Blais, Angela Martin,
Michelle Smith, Mason Jandris, Michael Theriault, Doug Young, Tim Wilson,
Joe Barrett, George Yackowski, Donald Leblanc.
Pray the Rosary
Join in praying the Rosary, starting 20 minutes before Mass
on Sundays.
First Communion
We congratulate Lawrence Russell, who made his
First Communion at St. Martin’s last week.
High School Baccalaureate Mass
All seniors graduating from area high schools are invited to attend the 10:45
am Mass on June 7 at Holy Cross (please bring cap & gown if you have
them). We offer our congratulations, prayers and best wishes for the future
to all graduates!
Save the Date
Please save Sunday afternoon, June 28 for our Farewell Lunch for Fr. Joe.
Details to follow.
Respect Life
“Pope Francis has captivated the world with his humility, warmth and compassion for each person. Vivid accounts of his tenderness for the ‘least of these’
- the elderly, the imprisoned, those with disfiguring disabilities, the unborn,
and many more - seize our attention. Why? At the heart of each of these interac-tions is a truth which resonates in our hearts, revealing to us something
essential to understanding our selves and our purpose. We are loved.”
- 2014 Respect Life Month statement, Cardinal Sean P. O’Malley, OFM Cap
May is the Month of Mary
The month of May is traditionally dedicated to Our Lady.
May is considered the season of the beginning of new life.
Devotion to Mary deserves special attention here in the United
States where we are under the patronage of the Immaculate
Conception. This is a special time for us to reflect on Mary’s
life and to pray asking her powerful intercession.
Homemakers/PC Aides Needed
The Home Care Program of Catholic Charities is currently accepting applications for Homemakers/PC Aides to work in the North Worcester County area.
A variety of hours and schedules are available. Must have a reliable car and
phone. Please call 800-461-7131.
Memorial Day Observances
Monday, May 25, is Memorial Day. The American Legion
Post 373 Honor Guard will visit the following memorials:
Otter River at 9:00 am; East Templeton at 9:15 am and Templeton Center at 9:30 am. The Parade will leave Narragansett
School at 10:00 am, proceeding to Baldwinville Center.
“I have much more to tell you, but you cannot bear it now. But when he comes,
the Spirit of truth, he will guide you to all truth. He will not speak on his own,
but he will speak what he hears, and will declare to you the things that are
coming. He will glorify me.” - Jn 16:12-14a
Come Build Snowmen With Us!
The Craft Group meets every Wednesday afternoon to work on items for the
Holiday Fair. All ladies of the parish are invited to join in these weekly work
sessions. Craft experience is not needed, but your ideas are always welcome!
Stop by the rectory on any Wednesday afternoon at 2 pm.
120 Club
Last week’s winner was #68, Leesa Morrison.
Partners in Charity 2015
Thanks to all our parishioners who have made their gift or pledge to the 2015
Partners in Charity Annual Appeal. Thus far, our parish has raised $4,200, or
65% of our goal of $6,500. If you have not yet made a gift or pledge, please
fill out a commitment pledge envelope located in the pews. Envelopes may be
placed in the collection basket or mailed to the rectory. Thank you.
Bible Study
Bible Study is held at St. Vincent de Paul Church, Baldwinville, on Monday
evenings, starting at 6:30 pm with informal fellowship; class begins at 7 pm.
All are welcome.
KofC Pancake Breakfast This Sunday
The Knights of Columbus will hold a Pancake & Egg Breakfast next
Sunday, May, 24, from 8:30 am to 11 am at Holy Cross Church. Cost is $6.
Come and enjoy a GREAT Breakfast!
Help Wanted!
St. Martin’s annual Festival & Chicken BBQ will be held Saturday, July 25, at
the Otter River Sportsman’s Club. Volunteers are always welcome and needed — to help with collecting donations, manning tables, set-up and cleanup.
Donations for the Major Prize, Chinese Auctions, and Theme Basket Tables are
always appreciated. If you’d like to help, speak to Pat Gale or Linda Colulmbus.
St. Martin’s Catholic Church
248 State Road, Otter River, MA 01436
Rev. Joseph Jurgelonis, Pastor
Food Pantry
Throughout the year, the Templeton Food Pantry gets many requests for
assistance. Your donations of non-perishable food items are welcome, and
may be left in the church vestibule on any weekend. Volunteers will deliver
your donations to the pantry. Please help your neighbors in need. The Food
Pantry, located behind the American Legion in Baldwinville, is open from 9
am to 1 pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays; closed the second Tuesday of the
month/open the second Saturday of the month.
Lions Club Meat Raffle
The Templeton Lions Club will host a Meat Rffle with a BBQ theme on Friday,
May 29, from 7:30 to 10 pm at the Templeton Fish & Game Club. There will
be 10-15 meat prizes per round — meats for BBQ and more. Adults arriving
before 7 pm will get 3 free tickets; adults will also get 3 free tickts for each
pair of eyeglasses donated (up to 5 pairs).
Telephone 978-939-5588 •
20 minutes before weekend Masses
Sacrament of Reconciliation
Confessions are heard at 4:45 pm on
Saturdays at Holy Cross Church during
the fall/winter season, or by appt.
Sacrament of Christian Marriage
Plans may be made by contacting the
Pastor at least one year prior to the
intended wedding date.
Ministry to the Sick and Elderly
Please notify us when a parishioner is
homebound or hospitalized so that we
may visit the confined person and offer the
sacraments of the Church.
Parish Registration
If you are new to the area, we welcome
you to join our parish family. Please
introduce yourself after Mass and register
in the parish. We want to know and
serve you.