August 20,2017 Twentieth Sunday in Ordinary Time Sunday Mass: Vigil 4pm; 9am, 11am Daily Mass: Mon - Fri: 9am Morning Prayer 8:45am Eucharistic Adoration Thursdays 6:30 - 7:30pm Confessions Available First Saturday Mass: 9am

St. Athanasius Church 300 Haverhill St, Reading, 01867 Monday - Friday 9am-4pm [email protected] Facebook: Twitter:

Phone: 781-944-0330 Fax: 781-944-1266

Reconciliation: Saturdays 3:153:45pm and during Eucharistic Adoration. Baptism: Celebrated the 3rd Sunday at 1pm. Call to register for Baptism Prep. Anointing of the Sick: Notify the office when a person is seriously ill. Extraordinary Ministers are available to bring the Eucharist to the homebound. Marriage: Call at least 6 months in advance of your wedding.

St. Athanasius Parish, Reading, MA

August 20,2017

Please pray for our military and civilians who defend our freedom, especially: The 26th “Yankee” Brigade, and 1st Lts. Ryan & Nolan Johnson, US Army, Patrick Cavanaugh, PFC Christopher Lewis, Lcpl Brenden Amico, Cpl. 3rd Class Christopher Donohue, Justin Whitmarsh, PFC Michael Goddard, Chaplain Tom Whiteman, Brian Basso US. Army, USMC Captain Zachary Johnson

Saturday, Aug 19 4:00pm George Manzelli Jr & Eileen Mc Elroy Memorial Sunday, Aug 20 9:00am Brian Power Memorial 11:00am Mass for the People of St.Athanasius Monday, Aug 21 9:00am Roberta R. O’Connor Memorial Tuesday, Aug 22 9:00am Marlene Paradis Months Mind Mass Wednesday, Aug 23 9:00am Jake Czuczwa Memorial Thursday, Aug 24 9:00am Joseph Dray Memorial 6:30pm Adoration Friday, Aug 25 9:00am Henry Cepas Memorial Saturday, Aug 26 4:00pm Jacqueline d’Entremont Birthday Memorial Sunday, Aug 27 9:00am Rita Liberatore Memorial 11:00am Mass for the People of St. Athanasius

Remember those in need of prayers, especially: Maryann Lucerto, Margaret Sumner, John Cadigan, Pat K & Family, Marie Brown, JDF & Family, Patrick & Brianna, Rick Q, Trudy, Sean T, Dianne, Dina Luongo, Anne,Katy, Bernadette, Bryan, Guarino Family, Fran P, Robert, Richard, Steve R, Nowicki family, Scott, Trudy, Carla, Patrick M, Matthew, Paula, Marie M,Sheila S, Bob C, Rose, Dom, Daniel, Paige Goulet, Sandra Cadigan, Lindsey, Matt & Chloe, Margie M, Kelly G, Frank G, Ben Goodhue, Jeff Eble, Peter, James B, John M, Christine M, Sheila D, Richard Rossi, Dottie Dillon, Dorothea Golini, Richard, Andrew, Thomas, Anna W, Mary M, Terry G,Larry Yetman, Marion,Phil T,Beth O, Denise, Martha K,Anne Marie, Barbara G, Tim Ervin and family, Barbara, Daniel, Asher,Brian,Caitlyn,Frank Thomas, Ryan Smith, Johnson Family,Elliott Family,Beth Munn Griffin, Bill Griffin & famly, Danny,Joan.B,Josephine.S,Bob Curran, David W, Morgan L.


These names will stay in the Prayer Corner until Sunday, Sept 3rd. Call the office or email [email protected] to add or renew a name of your loved ones on the list.

In Memory of- George Manzilli Jr. W EEKLY O FFERTORY


Mass Attendance Aug 12/13: 407 Collection for weekend of Aug 12/13: $ 5567 2nd collection Deficit Reduction : $ 2120

Aug 26 & 27 - Missionary Cooperative Appeal - All w/ speaker Rev.Maurice Masses

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St. Athanasius Parish, Reading, MA

August 20,2017

20th Sunday in Ordinary Time A college graduating class leaves behind the security of school and focuses on the possibilities of the future. It can be a daring adventure as students send out resumes, go to interviews and dream of happiness and great careers. Some have the ability to think big and willingly take on new challenges. An open mind and desire to succeed can lead to great and wonderful things. The woman who approaches Jesus has an open heart and a great desire for grace. She makes her request of Jesus and is persistent because she knows that she will not be denied. The Lord acknowledges her courage and her faith and grants her request. Believing in the Gospel means seeing the world through the eyes of the Lord, It means we love others and treat them as we want to be treated. It means that we do not go into the world empty handed, but rather we are armed with confidence. Faith presents us with many challenging opportunities, including feed the hungry, comfort the dying, bury the dead, and admonish the sinner. Giving witness to our beliefs and practicing what we preach are the first steps to living the life of a disciple. Choose God, choose to do what is right and there will be no limit to the great and wonderful things you—and He—can accomplish.

~James Gaffney, © 2008 Karides Lic. to St. George Publishing

Faith Facts - Did You Know ?? August 24th is the feast day of St. Bartholomew the Apostle. He is one of the twelve Apostles and was introduced to Jesus through St. Philip. Unfortunately, not very much is known about St. Bartholomew compared to some of the others Apostles. According to tradition, after Christ's Death, Resurrection, and Ascension, Bartholomew evangelized in the East, in Mesopotamia, Persia, around the Black Sea, and perhaps reaching as far as India. Bartholomew converted the king of Armenia by casting out a demon from the chief idol in the temple and then destroying all of the idols. In a rage, the king's older brother ordered Bartholomew to be seized, beaten, and executed. We do know that he was martyred by being flayed alive in Armenia. Bartholomew is the patron saint against nervous diseases.

August 20 ~ Twentieth Sunday in Ordinary Time Take a moment and look around you at Mass today. Are there people there whom you have never met? or come from a different culture? Today’s scripture make it clear that the message of God’s love is not to be squandered and kept to ourselves – it is for everyone! How will you be a welcoming presence to the stranger or immigrant in your midst? Pray for the grace to do your part to make your parish a “house of prayer for all people,” where all are welcome! 3

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August 20,2017

COMMUNITY NEWS A Great Time Had By All, at the Lowell Spinners Baseball Game !! A Beautiful night with great company, lots of laughs, topped of with a wonderful display of Fireworks. Don’t miss out ... Watch our Bulletin for FUN Parish Events !!


Coffee Hour

Wed- August 23rd 7:00 PM Saint Agnes Church

Please Consider Hosting !! We are always in need of hosts A nice way to relax with friends from our parish. Contact Sophie at 781-944-9085 or sign up in the Parish Center For AUG & SEPT

Society of St Vincent de Paul Times are tough for some of our parish families. We can help them with food, from being evicted, with heating and keeping their lights on. If you or someone you know needs help, please call us at 781258-8767.

Join us for Eucharistic Adoration at St. Athanasius Every Thursday from 6:30-7:30pm With Confession 4

St. Athanasius Parish, Reading, MA

August 20,2017

Our Annual School Supply Collection is h !! Par ings !! pen p a H

St. Athanasius Parish school supply collection is underway !! As you shop for supplies to prepare your children to return to school, please consider assisting those families who cannot afford to buy basic school supplies for their children.

Religious Ed. Registration is on-going for the fall 2017-2018 Session.

This collection will benefit students in grades K-12 in the Public School System ( This is Not for Religious Ed)

Please download the forms on line if needed or on our website @ or call the office.

Any of the following new supplies would be appreciated:

Class Schedule : Grade 1- Wednesdays 3:00-4:00 or Saturdays 9:00-10:00 Just added another grade 1 Class from 1:00-2:00 on Wednesday. Please call if you are interested in this class.

*pens/pencils/crayons/markers/colored pencils *glue sticks *lined paper/notebooks/writing tablets *1 and 3 subject spiral notebooks *scissors *construction paper *pencil cases/boxes *backpacks

Grade 2- Saturdays 9:00-10:15 Grade 3- Tuesdays 3:00-4:00 ( Teachers Needed) - or Saturdays 9:00-10:00 Grade 4- Wednesdays at 1:00-2:00 or 3:00-4:00 or Saturdays 9:00-10:00 (Teachers Needed) Grade 5 – Tuesdays 3:00-4:00 or Saturdays 9:00-10:00 Grade 6- Wednesdays 3:00-4:30 approximately every other Wednesday. Also there may be a Saturday class, every other week from 8:45 - 10:15, as long as we get a teacher and have enough requests for it.

Missionary Cooperative Appeal

Grade 7 – On Scheduled Sundays from 9:55 -10:55

August 26 & 27

Grade 8- On Scheduled Sundays from 12:00 -2:00

As part of the annual Missionary Co Operative Program, we would like to welcome Reverend Maurice AgbawEbai, from the Diocese of Mamfe, Cameroon. Rev.Maurice will speak at all Masses about the Society of Saint Peter Apostle, one of the four Pontifical Mission Societies represented here in the Archdiocese of Boston. He will share his experience in the missions with us, as a way to raise awareness about the need to spread the Good News to the more than one billion people in the world who have yet to hear it proclaimed.

Confirmation I - On Scheduled Sundays from 12:00 -2:00 Confirmation II - On Scheduled Sundays

from 12:00 -2:00

For Grades 7-10 there may be a few weekly time changes depending on activities or some combined classes. Registration deadline is September 9th, 2017. After this a $25.00 late fee will be applied to your tuition fee.

The Society of St. Peter Apostle is the official mission agency of the Church dedicated to educating men and women in the missions who would like to answer a religious call but cannot afford to because of their poverty.

We are still in need of volunteer teachers for our fall session. If you are willing to help please email me at [email protected] or call me at 1-781-944-0330 at ext. 14 . All volunteers will save 25% of the cost of the tuition. Please consider helping!!!


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August 20,2017


Pastor ………………………………. Reverend Darin V. Colarusso [email protected] Parochial Vicar………………………..Reverend Patrick Armano [email protected]

St Patrick Parish , Stoneham, Sept 23rd 9:30 am - 8:00pm This is open to anyone whose child of any age has died by any cause, no matter how long ago. All are welcome , regardless of situation/background .This retreat is offered in cooperation with the Artchdiocese of Boston’s Office of Chaplaincy Programs and the Emmaus Ministry for Grieving Parents , a unique, ongoing Catholic program serving the spiritual needs of grieving parents.

Permanent Deacon………………………….Deacon Neil Sumner [email protected] Permanent Deacon…………..….………...Deacon Matt Baltier [email protected] Administrative Office Manager………………. Kerry Laurenza [email protected] Director of Religious Ed……………………….. Jo-Ann Rossi [email protected] Music Director..………………………………………..John Donovan [email protected]

For more information or to register, call Patrice Fitzpatrick at St Patrick Parish -781-438-0200

Business Manager……………………………………...Janine Castro [email protected] Administrative Assistant ……………………….. Luann Barretto [email protected] Youth Ministry……………………………………….Brad Agostinelli [email protected]

HOLY LAND PILGRIMAGE Orientation and Slideshow St Patrick Parish ,Stoneham Aug 22 @ 7pm Parish Center Room , presentation by Fr. Liias For those interested or have registered for the Pilgrimage to the Holy Land are invited .

Religious Ed Administrative Assistant …..Michele Barrette [email protected] Submissions for our bulletin are by Monday 9am [email protected]

For more info contact Cathy DiPirro @781-3072474 or [email protected]

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READING FOOD PANTRY Suggestions for August Canned chicken or tuna, Napkins, Juice boxes for Children, snack packs of chips or cookies, Ketchup, Relish, Mustard, Coffee

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