August 6,2017 Eighteenth 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:

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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.

August 6, 2017

St. Athanasius Parish, Reading, MA

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 5 9:00am 1st Saturday Mass 4:00pm Mass for the People of St. Athanasius Sunday, Aug 6 9:00am Geraldine Tango Memorial 11:00am Frank Gorgone 20th Memorial Monday, Aug 7 9:00am William Brookings Memorial Tuesday, Aug 8 9:00am Alice & Peter Pedro Memorial Wednesday, Aug 9 9:00am Mari O’Sullivan Memorial Thursday, Aug 10 9:00am Mass 6:30pm Adoration Friday, Aug 11 9:00am Mass Saturday, Aug 12 4:00pm Dick Canty Birthday Memorial Sunday, Aug 13 9:00am Salvatore Follo 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, Barbara, Gil, Sheila S, Bob C, Rose, Dom, Daniel, Alison, Paige Goulet, Sandra Cadigan, Lindsey, Matt & Chloe, Margie M, Kelly G, Frank G, Ben Goodhue, Jeff Eble, Peter, James B, Ann Kiley, Kelleigh G, 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.


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- Dick Canty



A UGUST 6 Mass Attendance July 29/30: 434 Collection: for weekend of 29/30 $5599 Next Week 2nd collection = Deficit Reduction

6 SUN Dn 7:9-10, 13-14/2 Pt 1:16-19/Mt 17:1-9 7 Mon Nm 11:4b-15/Mt 14:13-21 8 Tue Nm 12:1-13/Mt 14:22-36 or 15:1-2, 10-14 9 Wed Nm 13:1-2, 25—14:1, 26-29a, 34-35/ Mt 15:21-28 10 Thu 2 Cor 9:6-10/Jn 12:24-26 11 Fri Dt 4:32-40/Mt 16:24-28 12 Sat Dt 6:4-13/Mt 17:14-20 13 SUN 1 Kgs 19:9a, 11-13a/Rom 9:1-5/Mt 14:22-33

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August 6, 2017

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A HOLY DAY of OBLIGATION Tues ,August 15 Mass Schedule: 9am & 6:30 pm

Our Annual School Supply Collection We will be collecting supplies through August 27th. Boxes for donations will be in the back of the church. We are collecting new school supplies from the list below to benefit children whose families are experiencing difficult times. Please consider assisting those families who cannot afford to buy basic school supplies for their children.

Lowell Spinners Game St. Athanasius will be hosting an evening out ! Friday Aug 11th 5:15 pm Bus Arrival in parking lot Departure by 5:30 sharp $15.00 Per Person Includes: bus transportation, game and fireworks after the game.

The collection will benefit students in grades K-12 in the Public School System, ( This is not for Religious Ed ) Any of the following new supplies would be appreciated: *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 *stickers *backpacks

Please call the office to Purchase Tickets 781-944-0330 Only 30 tickets available . ** Children must be accompanied by an adult **

Thank you for helping more children get off to a good start this school year !!


Ladies’ Prize Bingo

Sunday Sept 24th

Sunday, Sept. 17 at 6pm Potluck food and drinks !

St. Athanasius’ Annual Parish Picnic is right around the corner !!

Longchamp, Coach, Kate Spade, jewelry, candles, make up, scarves, and more!

$20/ticket Tickets are limited so buy yours today Available in the office or through Cindy Canavan 781-872-0042 or [email protected]

Stay Tuned for details ..


August 6, 2017

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COMMUNITY NEWS St. Athanasius and St. Agnes Youth Ministry WE NEED VOLUNTEERS for events listed Please contact Brad Agostonelli , Youth Minister Cell: 585-200-2831 Office: 781-944-0330 [email protected]

COR UNUM MEAL CENTER Our next visits to serve dinner at Cor Unum Meal Center in Lawrence are on Saturdays 8/19. These trips are open to ages 13 and up. We will meet at 3:15pm in the St. Athanasius Parish Center and return to Reading around 7:30 or 8pm. PLEASE RSVP TO BRAD ONE WEEK BEFOREHAND.

BLESSING FOR COLLEGE STUDENTS During the 9am Mass at St. Athanasius on Sunday, August 20th, all college students will receive a blessing in preparation for the Fall 2017 Semester. Join us at Mass as we help to send you off to a new (or first) college year. Feel free to where a shirt representing your school and there will be food and drinks in the Parish Center afterwards.

FAMILY MASSES Our next Family Masses at St. Athanasius are at 9am on Sundays 9/24 and 10/22.For our Family Masses, we seek teens and youth to help with the Mass by serving as lectors for the readings, bringing up the gifts, and assisting with the offering collection.Please sign up with Brad if you would like to participate in the Family Mass.

MUSIC MINISTRY Musicians and singers are wanted! Any middle or high schoolers who sing or play an instrument are invited to participate in the Mass choir at St. Athanasius. Please contact Music Director John Donovan for more information: [email protected]


Coffee Hour We need hosts for August & Sept Contact Sophie at 781-944-9085 or sign up in the Parish Center.

I KNOW THAT THE SUMMER IS STILL GOING ON. However, we need to order supplies, books and get classes allocated. We here at St. Athanasius utilize the slower summer time to get all of this done. We cannot do this if you do not register soon.


Join us for Eucharistic Adoration at St. Athanasius

Any questions please contact me, Jo-Ann Rossi at [email protected] or 781-944-0330 Teachers Needed for Grades 1, 2, 3, 4, 5& 6

Every Thursday from 6:30-7:30pm With Confession




August 6, 2017

St. Athanasius Parish, Reading, MA

18th Sunday in Ordinary Time

During this past winter, an unemployed mom ran out of heating oil and had no way of paying for more. She and her children were struggling to stay warm and huddled around a toaster for heat. The house was so cold that drops of water in the kitchen sink were turning into ice. One day, a truck showed up and delivered enough oil to heat the house for a month, all due to the kindness of a neighbor who had heard of their plight and decided to do something for them. It was a huge relief for her that not only chased the cold out, but also gave her a sense of hope for the future. God provides for all our needs and sometimes we are the providers. It is easy to write a check for the hungry children in Africa, but so much more difficult to volunteer at the local soup kitchen, or make a dinner for an elderly neighbor or invite someone in need to your home. Jesus did not send the crowd to someone else for food; He sent the Apostles and He sends us. Help someone who needs food, or clothes or warmth. Meet more than their physical needs; give them hope!

~James Gaffney, © 2008 Karides Lic. to St. George Publishing [email protected]

LIFT Ministries A Catholic ministry based in the Boston area that hosts monthly worship nights featuring awesome praise & worship music, dynamic Catholic speakers and Eucharistic Adoration. Hundreds of Catholics of all ages attend these events every month.

11th Year Anniversary Celebration BBQ Saturday, August 19th | 4:00 - 9:00pm Outdoor Chapel @ LaSalette Shrine | 947 Park Street | Attleboro, MA Mass @ 4pm BBQ Immediately following Mass LIFT @ 7pm Tickets are $10pp for more info or to purchase tickets on line go to For booking or

contact us at T August 6 ~ Feast of the Transfiguration of the Lord Summertime often affords us the opportunity to take a break from busy schedules and spend time in favorite spots at the seashore, or at a campground or maybe even in a special spot in the city. Those special times and places may well be moments when we witness the majesty of God. The disciples in today’s gospel have gone to one of Jesus’ favorite places and something extraordinary happens – they see Jesus transfigured and hear God’s voice, “This is my beloved Son…listen to him.” Recall a time when you felt God’s presence. What might God want you to remember from that experience?


August 6, 2017

St. Athanasius Parish, Reading, MA

Parish Staff

Holy Land Pilgrimage Orientation & Slide Show Presentation St. Patrick’s Church

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

All those interested and all those who have registered for the Pilgrimage to the Holy Land are invited to attend an Orientation and Slide Show Presentation of the Holy Land, presented by Fr. Liias.

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]

It will be held in the Parish Center Room at St. Patrick’s Church in Stoneham on Tuesday, August 22nd @ 7PM.

Music Director..………………………………………..John Donovan [email protected]

All are welcomed to attend regardless if you are not planning to go on the pilgrimage. Refreshments will Business Manager……………………………………...Janine Castro [email protected] be served. For more information, please contact Administrative Assistant ……………………….. Luann Barretto Cathy DiPirro at 781-307-2474 or email: [email protected] Youth Ministry……………………………………….Brad Agostinelli [email protected]

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Religious Ed Administrative Assistant …..Michele Barrette [email protected]

Evening of Healing & Intercessory Prayer

Submissions for our bulletin are by Monday 9am [email protected]

Tuesday, August 29th

St. Theresa Parish 63 Winter Street, North Reading, MA Celebrant: Fr. Thomas Reilly 6:00 – 6:45 pm Adoration, Rosary & Confession 6:45- Benediction and Reposition 7:00- Holy Sacrifice of the Mass with the Sacrament of the Sick 8:15 pm Opportunity for personal or intercessory prayer

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