July 23, 2017 Sixteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time Sunday Mass: Vigil 4pm; 9am, 11am Daily Mass: Mon - Fri: 9am Morning Prayer 8:45am

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

Eucharistic Adoration Thursdays 6:30 - 7:30pm Confessions Available

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First Saturday Mass: 9am

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

July 23, 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

Saturday, July 22 4:00pm Ann Marie Kulaka & Patrick McEvoy Memorial Sunday, July 23 9:00am Mass for the People of St. Athanasius 11:00am Manuel & Odette Rezendes Memorial Monday, July 24 9:00am Mass Tuesday, July 25 9:00am Primo Lombardini Memorial Wednesday, July 26 9:00am Jake Czuczwa Months Mind Mass Thursday, July 27 9:00am William Scagos Memorial 6:30pm Adoration Friday, July 28 9:00am Mass Saturday, July 29 4:00pm Michael Canty Birthday Memorial Sunday, July 30 9:00am Anna Follo Birthday Memorial 11:00am Mass for the People of St. Athanasius

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FOR THE WEEK OF

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, Alicia, Danielle, Nicole, Robert, 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

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

23 SUN Wis 12:13, 16-19/Rom 8:26-27/Mt 13:24-43 or 13:24-30 24 Mon Ex 14:5-18/Mt 12:38-42 25 Tue 2 Cor 4:7-15/Mt 20:20-28 26 Wed Ex 16:1-5, 9-15/Mt 13:1-9 27 Thu Ex 19:1-2, 9-11, 16-20b/Mt 13:10-17 28 Fri Ex 20:1-17/Mt 13:18-23 29 Sat Ex 24:3-8 (400)/Jn 11:1927 or Lk 10:38-42 30 SUN 1 Kgs 3:5, 7-12/Rom 8:28-30/Mt 13:44-52 or 13:44-46

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St. Athanasius Parish, Reading, MA

July 23, 2017

16th Sunday in Ordinary Time Summer time is like New Year’s Day. We make resolutions about things we will do, places we will go, books we will read and chores we will finally get done. And almost as quickly as we make them, summer has flown by and we’ve accomplished few of our lofty goals. One goal that can still be met is the one about spiritual renewal. This is the perfect time to do something as a family to understand more fully and practice more deeply the values, goals and habits of faith. Without some attention and work, faith can languish. A special project, a class, weekday Mass or family prayers can do a lot to revive and renew your faith. Like the small seed planted in the spring that now is full grown and bearing fruit, faith requires nourishment and care. We can always call upon the gifts of the Holy Spirit to help us in times of growth and change. Paul tells the Romans that the Spirit helps us in our weakness, even praying for us when we do not know how to pray. God’s love is so pervasive that nothing stands between Him and us. Nourish your faith now so that in your time of need, you will receive the fruits of the Holy Spirit.

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

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July 23, 2017

Letters of Thanks :

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Dear Fr. C , Thank You and the Parish Council for the Lovely Appreciation Dinner . It was a nice celebration and witness of the blessing that is our parish. I appreciate all the efforts of all of you.

Dear Deacon Neil and Parishioners,

M EETINGS & E VENTS

Mon, July 24

Prayer Shawl 9:30am in PC

Sat, July 29

Bottle & Can Drive 8:00 am11:00am

Hem your blessings with thankfulness so they don't unravel ! Mission of Deeds is so grateful to the wonderful parishioners of St. Athanasius Parish for the light bulb drive during Lent. The generosity from the donors of your parish propels us into our 23rd year of helping others.

Cor Unum Meal Center 3:15pm -7:30 pm

Warm Regards, Bruce C. Murison Executive Director

July 23 ~ Sixteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time “The Spirit comes to the aid of our weakness; for we do not know how to pray as we ought, but the Spirit intercedes with inexpressible groaning.” These words from St. Paul give us great consolation, especially when we feel distracted or unable to pray. As we take time this week for prayer, let us rely on the Spirit of God to give us the words we need even when we feel inadequate or preoccupied. Trust that God knows the desires of our heart.

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

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July 23, 2017

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]

We need your input! We are constantly trying to improve the ways in which we build up our teens' faith lives and help them get to know Jesus through our youth ministry program. Parents/guardians of Catholic teens in Reading, we want your feedback on how we can do this! We are partners in helping our teens learn about the Catholic faith and apply it to their lives so please consider completing this quick survey so we can learn about what we can do to better serve our teens and families. Here is a link to the survey: https://goo.gl/forms/QOQlhWCxSXYFDNBi1

COR UNUM MEAL CENTER Our next visits to serve dinner at Cor Unum Meal Center in Lawrence are on Saturdays 7/29, and 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.

BOTTLES & CANS Saturday July 29, 2017, 8am to 11 am We need adult and youth volunteers. The money from the deposits comes back to St. Athanasius Parish.

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]

Marriage Bann Coffee Hour

Mejia Naranjo & Lauren Tortolano

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

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July 23, 2017

HOLY LAND PILGRIMAGE

Parish Staff

Walking in the Footsteps of Jesus February 15-25, 2018

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

Join Fr. Armano & Fr. Liias on a Pilgrimage to the Holy Land. We will experience the Scriptures come alive and see where Jesus began his ministry. As we following in the footsteps of Jesus, we will discover this unique and spiritual land with visits to Galilee, Tiberius, Nazareth, Caesarea, Capernaum, Bethlehem and Jerusalem.

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]

Payment is due by December 15, 2017. For more information and to obtain a brochure, contact Cathy DiPirro @ 781-307-2474 or

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

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Business Manager……………………………………...Janine Castro [email protected] Administrative Assistant ……………………….. Luann Barretto [email protected] Youth Ministry……………………………………….Brad Agostinelli [email protected] Religious Ed Administrative Assistant …..Michele Barrette [email protected] Submissions for our bulletin are by Monday 9am [email protected]

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