December 25, 2016 Christmas Sunday Mass: Vigil 4pm; 9am, 11am Daily Mass: Mon - Fri: 9am Morning Prayer 8:45am

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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, Pvt Michael Goddard, Chaplain Tom Whiteman

Saturday, December 24 4pm Upstairs & Downstairs 6pm Upstairs 11pm Upstairs (Midnight Mass) Sunday, December 25 10am Upstairs Monday, December 26 9am Mass Tuesday, December 27 9am Mass Wednesday, December 28 9am Beverly Latino Thursday, December 29 9am Marie Duggan 6:30pm Adoration Friday, December 30 9am Joseph DeFazio Saturday, December 31 4pm Mass for the People of St Athanasius Sunday, January 1 9am Mass for the People of St Athanasius 11am Francis Antczak Memorial Mass

Remember those in need of prayers, especially: Maryann Lucerto, Margaret Sumner, John Cadigan, Mary Lou, Dianne, Bill, Scott , Dan Hallidy, David S Attachi Family, Olga Calautti, Paula, Joanne Curran, Jimmy, Charles Morrison, Frank F, Frank DelGreco, Barbara Coffin, Ruthie, Richard Rossi, Robert D, Thomas D, Andrew D, Richard D, Phil T, Jen M, Fran P, Bryan M, Marion M, Anna Windels, Mary McNerney, Larry Y, Denise S, John, Mary G, Shirley N, Carol & Frank, Deborah, Patricia Maines, Justin L, Jay, Paula, Mike, David, Bubba Toussaint, Joan D, Nana K, Sue, Remo, Katie Willenborg, Denise, Josephine, Sammy, Bill, Guarino Family, Joan B, Kevin G, Brian, Joe O, Cathy M, Cynthia L, Jill, Marianne G, Dillon R, Mr. Blunt, Denise B, Ann Swift, Molly, Rob, Guy, Denis Hebert, Babies Max and Nate, Mike P, Paula P, Jeff M, Andrew R, Justin L, Marge Q, Jen M, Norma M, Julie, Pat K & Family, Marie Brown, JDF & Family, Patrick & Brianna, Rick Q, Trudy, Sean T, Dianne, Bob L, Flora T, Danny, Dina Luongo, Tim I, Beth O, Anne Bernadette, Caroline, Steve R, The Nowicki Family, Scott, Jon S, Trudy, Carla, Patrick M, Matthew, Paula, Marie M, Julius L, Barbara, Gil, Sheila S, Brian, Sue, Bob C, Kaitlyn, Rose, Dom, Daniel, Ron R, Alison, Thomas Goulet, Paige Goulet

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25 SUN Vigil: Is 62:1-5/Acts 13:16-17, 22-25/Mt 1:1-25 or 1:18-25, Night: Is 9:1-6/Ti 2:11-14/Lk 2:1-14, Dawn: Is 62:11-12/Ti 3:4-7/Lk 2:15-20, Day: Is 52:7-10/Heb 1:1-6/Jn 1:1-18 or 1:1-5, 9-14 26 Mon Acts 6:8-10; 7:54-59/Mt 10:17-22 27 Tue 1 Jn 1:1-4/Jn 20:1a, 2-8 28 Wed 1 Jn 1:5—2:2/Mt 2:13-18 29 Thu 1 Jn 2:3-11/Lk 2:22-35 30 Fri Sir 3:2-6, 12-14 or Col 3:12-21 or 3:12-17/Mt 2:13-15, 19-23 31 Sat 1 Jn 2:18-21/Jn 1:1-18

These names will stay in the Prayer Corner until Sunday, January 4th. Call the office or email [email protected] to add or renew your loved ones on the list.


W EEKLY O FFERTORY Mass Attendance: 537 First Collection: $7212 This Week (Christmas Collection): Clergy Health & Retirement Trust 2

Monday, Dec 26

Office Closed

Monday, Jan 2

Office Closed

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December 25, 2016

FROM THE PASTOR To paraphrase John Henry Cardinal Newman, to be deep in history is to cease to be secular. That’s because Christianity makes historical claims about historical events about a real historical person who, by being Emmanuel (that is God Among Us) changed human history. Actually, it’s more accurate to say changed humanity. This is why historical questions about Jesus Christ are always raised during the Holy Days. So below is some information from Dr. Taylor Marshall regarding what should be the simple question of the dating of Christmas: We can establish the birthday of Christ from Sacred Scripture in two steps. The first step is to use Scripture to determine the birthday of Saint John the Baptist. The next step is using Saint John the Baptist’s birthday as the key for finding Christ’s birthday. We can discover that Christ was born in late December by observing first the time of year in which Saint Luke describes Saint Zacharias’ (Saint John’s father) service in the temple. This provides us with the approximate conception date of Saint John the Baptist. From there we can follow the chronology that Saint Luke gives, and that lands us at the end of December. Saint Luke reports that Zacharias, a Temple priest, served in the “course of Abias” (Lk 1:5) which Scripture records as the eighth course among the twenty-four priestly courses (Neh 12:17). Each shift of priests served one week in the temple for two times each year. The course of Abias served during the eighth week and the thirty-second week in the annual temple cycle, which falls in the second week of the Jewish month of Tishri—the very week of the Day of Atonement. In our calendar, the Day of Atonement would land anywhere from September 22 to October 8. Since John the Baptist was conceived immediately after Zacharias served his course, this means his birth at the end of June, which is why the Catholic Church celebrates of the Nativity of Saint John the Baptist on June 24. The rest of the dating is rather simple. We read that just after the Immaculate Virgin Mary conceived Christ, she went to visit her cousin Elizabeth who was six months pregnant with John the Baptist. This means that John the Baptist was six months older that our Lord Jesus Christ (Lk 1:24-27, 36). If you add six months to June 24 you get December 24-25 as the birthday of Christ. Then, if you subtract nine months from December 25 you get that the Annunciation was March 25. All the dates match up perfectly. So then, if John the Baptist was conceived shortly after the Jewish Day of the Atonement, then the traditional Catholic dates are essentially correct. The birth of Christ would be about or on December 25. Sacred Tradition also confirms December 25 as the birthday of the Son of God. The source of this ancient tradition is the Blessed Virgin Mary herself. Don’t you think people asked this question of Mary? So the exact birth date (December 25) and the time (midnight) would have been known in the first century. Moreover, the Apostles would have asked about it and would have, no doubt, commemorated the blessed event that both Saint Matthew and Saint Luke chronicle for us. In summary, it is completely reasonable to state that the early Christians both knew and commemorated the birth of Christ. Their source would have been His Immaculate Mother.

Dr. Marshall goes on in his article to discuss how the ancient Church celebrated Christmas on December 25th long before the time the Roman Empire recognized Christianity. He refutes objections to the dating the Nativity to replace pagan holidays, winter solstice celebrations, or claims that the accuracy is off because of the timing of shepherd flocks. For that you will have to read the whole article yourself! HAVE A BLESSED AND MERRY CHRISTMAS!! _________________________________ Dr Taylor Marshall can be watched and read at This article can be found at His book The Eternal City also makes an argument in defense of the traditional BC/AD dating as being 100% accurate.


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2016 Christmas Memorial Plants In Loving Memory Of… Louis Adreani & Durante Family Ambrose & Porter Families Amirault, Fowler, & Silver Family Michael Baltier & Eileen O’Donnell John Barretto, Florence Finocchio & Anthony, Louise, & Peter Rubbicco Farrell & Beckman Families Mari O’Sullivan Grande & Beninati Families Gerard O’Brien Robert T. McNaney Bill Brogan, Brogan Family & Spear Family Caiazza, Davidson, & Dee Families Family & Friends of The Canavan Family Millie & Bud Sanders Dick, Michael & Stephen Canty Cassidy & Lyndell Families Cloonan, Shea, & Casey Families Salvatore & Josephine Coco Michael & Edna Manzelli Phyllis & Thomas Greer McCurley & Colorusso Family & Kathie Enos Josie & Patsy Virolo, Catherine & Earl Conrad Grace Salvo, Earl Conrad, Jr. & Joe & Joey Dukeman John Austin Corbett, Joan Corbett, & Ben Antonellis Helen Concannon Coveney & Shirley Coveney Mary Collins & Nancy Mom, Diane, Bob, & Red John Cronin Martin & Mae Crosby & Helen Spear Frank Cummings Armstrong Family Delacy, Murray, & McNerney Families Leonard & D’Entremont Families Edwin J. d’Entremont, Jr., Jacqueline M. d’Entremont, Comeau Family & James Carlson DelGreco & Caterino Families Carol Deroo, Robert Deroo, & Don & Margaret Jackson Max Dluznieski Peter Doherty Russell Doherty, Sr., Manuel & Odette Rezendes, Fr. A. Paul Gallivan, Dr. Gerold 4 Bernstein, & Rezendes & Mendonca Families

From… Mrs. Patricia Adreani Ambrose-Porter Family Ms. Kathleen Amirault Mrs. Patricia Baltier Luann & Jim Barretto Mr. & Mrs. Robert Beckman Mr. & Mrs. Guy Beninati Lisa, Allison & Andrea Ms. Mary Bishop Mrs. Rose Brogan Mr. & Mrs. Donald Caiazza Mr. & Mrs. Michael Canavan Mr. & Mrs. Jerome Cannon R. Claire Canty Terrence & Patricia Cassidy Mr. & Mrs. Joseph Cloonan Mr. & Mrs. Richard Coco Mr. & Mrs. Gary Collymore Mr. & Mrs. Ralph Colorusso Mr. & Mrs. James Conrad Mr. & Mrs. John Corbett Mr. William Coveney Mr. & Mrs. Barry Craven Ms. Evelyn Croce Mrs. John Cronin Mr. & Mrs. Richard Crosby Mrs. Mary Cummings Mr. & Mrs. Dino Cuscuna Mrs. Rosemarie Delacy Mr. & Mrs. Roger D’Entremont Mr. & Mrs. Gary d’Entremont Mr. & Mrs. Peter DelGreco Mr. & Mrs. Richard Deroo Mrs. Max Dluznieski Mrs. Judith Doherty Mr. & Mrs. Russell Doherty, Jr.

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Joseph DeLai & Thomas Meaney Arthur Doucette, Eli & Mary Doucette, Gaetano & Lucia Angiuoni, Kenneth Morse, & Anna & Joseph Casey James Flaherty & Catherine Flaherty Mamie & Maurice Ferrari, Carmine & Maria Parziale, Kay & Ralph Ciampa, Connie & Neil Restani, Leo Belmonte & Domenic Ferrari, Chris Ferrari, & Ralph Ciampa, Jr. Bob Gibbons Mr. & Mrs. George Whittier & Mr. & Mrs. Frank Goddard Mr. George Grande The Guariglia & Eble Families Richard Hanley Sophie & Mark Tommesen & Hope & Arthur Hardy Fred, Mary, & Richard Golding, Gertrude & Edward Harkins, & Edward Purchase Paul & Bill Monahan, Vito Bono, James & Catherine McFadyen, Joseph & Jean Gould, & Joseph & Mary Jean Heithaus Jean Hoyt Pat Hurford Ralph & Helen Imbriano & Herb & Phyllis Hall Charles Scott Our Departed Loved Ones Julia & Giulo Russo, Vern & John Kaper, & Jackie & Mario Izzi Mary H. Kearns, Lawrence M. Kearns, Philip J. Kearns, & Daniel F. Kearns Pasquale & Anne Ventola Ken & Jackie LaCroix, Rose Kennedy, & George & Mary Hanley Thomas & Katherine Leahy Leo & Lucy Bertoncini, Bob Bertoncini, & Clara Scalesse Gerald MacDonald Joe Maggiore, & Herlihy & Maggiore Families Church Family, Manzelli Family, Eileen McElroy, George Manzelli, Jr., & Charlie Smith Pacifico & Josephine, Emilio Sr. & Josephine, Amabile & Edna, Enrico & Angelo, Michele & Genesia, & Filomena & Michael Joseph McGillicuddy, Peter & Kate McHugh, & Kathleen Bartlett

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Mr. Mark Hoyt Mr. Robert Hurford Mr. & Mrs. Ralph Imbriano Mr. & Mrs. Tod Jacobs Mr. & Mrs. Robert Jutras Mr. & Mrs. Frank Kaper Ms. Ellen Kearns Dianne, Robert, & Nicole Kendall Mr. & Mrs. Dennis LaCroix Dr. & Mrs. Brian Leahy Mr. & Mrs. Douglas MacAllister Mrs. Gerald MacDonald Mr. Joseph Maggiore Mr. & Mrs. George Manzelli Mr. & Mrs. Enrico Marotta

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George McGurn McNamara & White Families Richard J. McNeil, Jr.,Tassinari, McNeil & Elia Families Monagle & Guari Families Morrison & Bourque Families Simonelli & Moscaviello Families Kevin J. Mulvey Lawrence & Anne Richard John & Stella Nawoichyk Lorraine Anthony, Stella Callahan, & Joanne Menkello Richard & Frederick Nelson Ellen Violet Nowicki & Nowicki & Marazzo Families Harold & Katherine O’Brien & John & Marion Flaherty Arthur & Carmella Montuori Bernard ,Florence & Daniel O’Rourke Dorothy & John DioGuardi Mary & Daniel Tobin Louis & Mildred Tosches Albert & Mary Ottariano Perry & Gillespie Families Peters & Benjamin Families Pierce & Wobecky Familes Joseph Prew Edna & Armand Pomerleau Yolinda Barroso, Joseph Barroso, & Octavio Druetto John, Theresa & Richard Rizzo & Michael Turcketta Edgar Robichaud, Rudolph Robichaud, & Dr. & Mrs. Francis Tanabe David, Nancy, & Louis Roffi Jim Rogers Edmund & Kathryn Spang Joseph Ronan & Nora Angelo Jeannine Ryan Jean Francesconi Alfred & Dorothy Santosuosso Lombardo & Savio Families John Wall, Joan & Frank Madden, Carly Imberowicz, Jason Proteau,& Wileen & Arnold Schmidt Donald Savage William Silva, Sr. Golini, Eardley & Basso Families Sal”Sully Moscariello & PeterDoherty

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Mr. & Mrs. Ross McGurn Daniel & Mary McNamara Mrs. Gloria McNeil William & Janet Monagle Mr. & Mrs. Leonard Morrison Mr. & Mrs. Salvatore Moscariello Mr. & Mrs. Kevin Mulvey Mr. & Mrs. John Nawoichyk

Mrs. Delia Nelson Mr. & Mrs. Brian Nowicki Mr. & Mrs. Robert O’Brien Mr. & Mrs. Thomas O’Rourke

Mr. & Mrs. Kenneth Ottariano Mr. & Mrs. Alfred Perry Mr. & Mrs. Reginald Peters Mrs. Janet Pierce Mrs. Rita Prew Their Family with Love Paul & Lilia Rios Marie Rizzo Mr. & Mrs. Philip Robichaud Mrs. David Roffi The Rogers Family Elinor Rogers Mr. & Mrs. Paul Ronan Mr. Thomas Ryan Mr. & Mrs. Alfred Santosuosso Richard & Lucille Mr. & Mrs. Martin Schmidt


The Seigal & Savage Families Bernard & Yvonne Silva Mr. & Mrs. Donald Golini Phil & Dottye Vaccaro

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December 25, 2016

CHRISTMAS MEMORIAL OFFERING GIFTS TOWARDS CHRISTMAS ALTAR PLANTS & SHUT-INS PLANTS From the following Parishoners… Mr. & Mrs. Angelo Amico, Sr. Mr. & Mrs. Anthony Bastiani Mr. & Mrs. Ronald Beaupre Mr. & Mrs. Thomas Boyle Mr. & Mrs. Joseph Cain Mr. & Mrs. Daniel Cameron Mr. & Mrs. David Comerford Mr. & Mrs. Harry Curtis Mr. & Mrs. Don Dehart Mr. & Mrs. Damian Dell’anno Mr. & Mrs. Robert Filipek Mr. & Mrs. Richard Finnegan Mr. Frank Tran

Joanne Janvrin Mr. & Mrs. Paul Joyal Mr. & Mrs. Dennis Lee Mr. & Mrs. Aaren Lonks Mr. & Mrs. William McElhiney,Jr. Mr. & Mrs. George McKenna Paulina & Kinga Mierzejewski Mr. & Mrs. Robert Owen Kenneth & Janet Ring Mr. & Mrs. Shawn Sullivan Mr. & Mrs. Ronald Surette Mr. Jason Surette Mr. & Mrs. Steven Wadzinski

Thank You

Donation Opportunities for Special Items Heating Oil (1 week) 1 Month of Altar candles Flowers for the week Bread & Wine for the week

A special thank you to a parishioner who made and anonymous donation of $200 for heating oil.

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St. Athanasius Parish Outreach We are expanding our outreach efforts so that we may better assist those in our community who may need a helping hand in a variety of ways. We are looking for volunteers who would be willing to assist in the following ways:

Please Join Us! First Saturday Mass For the Blessed Mother Saturday, January 7 9am

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Drive parishioners to church Prepare meals Visit parishioners who may be unable to attend church ♦ Bake desserts for the Sawtelle Hospice House

Join us for Eucharistic Adoration at St. Athanasius

Please let us know if you can provide any of these important services. If you are already on the Hospice House dessert list, you do not need to volunteer for that effort again since we already have your contact information. Please contact Ellen Terry at [email protected] or 781-944-5431 to volunteer for any of these programs. THANK YOU!

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• New Year's Eve Countdown Party at Sanborn ο On Saturday, 12/31 at 11am-12:30pm we'll be bringing a group to Sanborn Place to spend time with our elderly brothers and sisters to celebrate the New Year. Middle and high schoolers and adult volunteers can contact Brad by Monday, to sign up to participate. ο Date: Saturday, 12/31 at 11am-12:30pm ο Location: Sanborn Place in Reading • Cor Unum Meal Center ο Our next visits to serve dinner at Cor Unum Meal Center in Lawrence are on Saturdays 1/28/17, 2/25, 3/25, 4/29, and 5/27. These trips are open to ages 13 and up. ο Meet at 3:15pm in the St. Athanasius Parish Center and return around 7 or 8pm. ο PLEASE RSVP TO BRAD ONE WEEK BEFOREHAND. SPACE IS LIMITED. • Remind ο We have started a group communication program using text messaging called Remind. Get youth ministry updates via texts right to your phone. Your cell phone number will not be known. ο To get started, text @stasyouth to the number 81010 and follow the instructions. • Social media ο Follow us on Instagram @saintasyouth or like us on Facebook at St. Athanasius and St. Agnes Youth Ministry. • Music ministry ο 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] Brad Agostinelli Youth Minister St. Athanasius Catholic Church - Archdiocese of Boston Cell: 585-200-2831 Office: 781-944-0330 [email protected]


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Meals on Wheels Drivers Needed Mystic Valley Elder Services Meals on Wheels Drivers deliver healthy meals every weekday to elders and adults living with disabilities, many of whom are homebound. Our drivers provide a nutritious meal, but also a safety check and critical social contact. The few moments of kindness that our drivers provide make this service so much more than just a meal. Additional drivers are needed to meet the increased number of meal recipients. If you are interested in giving back to your community through this part-time job, please apply today. Call Eliana at 781-324-7705 ext. 598 or visit our website

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St Joseph School Accepting Registration Saint Joseph Elementary School in Wakefield is currently accepting registration for our 3/4 day, and full day Early Childhood Program, full day kindergarten and Grades one through Grade 8. Registration forms are located on our website Please contact Alayne Flynn or Dr. Joseph Sullivan for further information at 781-245-2081 or the Early Childhood Program 781-245-0796.

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Parish Staff

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 781-2588767.

Pastor ………………………………. Reverend Darin V. Colarusso [email protected] Parochial Vicar………………………..Reverend Patrick Armano [email protected] Permanent Deacon………………………….Deacon Neil Sumner [email protected] Permanent Deacon…………..….………...Deacon Matt Baltier [email protected] Administrative Office Manager………………….. Nancy Sieger [email protected]

Save The Date Friday, March 10, 2017

Coordinator of Religious Ed……………………….. Jo-Ann Rossi [email protected]

The Mission of Deeds is hosting its Winter Gala "A Bed for Every Body" at the Woburn Hilton with Billy Costa from Kiss 108 as our MC! It will be another great event. More information to follow.

Music Director..………………………………………..John Donovan [email protected] Business Manager……………………………………...Janine Castro [email protected] Administrative Assistant ……………………….. Luann Barretto [email protected]

Pilgrimage to Fatima & Santiago Celebrating the 100th Anniversary of the Apparitions - February 16-23, 2017

Youth Ministry……………………………………….Brad Agostinelli [email protected]

Join Fr. Patrick Armano on a Spiritual Pilgrimage to the holy sites in Portugal and Spain. The highlights will include a visit to the Shrine of Fatima, Shrine of Our Lady of Nazareth in Nazare, Coimbra, Braga, and Santiago de Compostela, Spain. The cost is $2,398.00 db occupancy. A $350.00 deposit is due now with your reservation form. If you have any questions, please contact Cathy DiPirro, Group Leader at 781307-2474 or [email protected]

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December 18, 2016 - The Boston Pilot
Dec 18, 2016 - Reconciliation: Saturdays 3:15-. 3:45pm and during Eucharistic. Adoration. Baptism: Celebrated the 3rd. Sunday at 1pm. Call to register.

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