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

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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 9, 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 8 4:00pm Benedict Marcella Memorial Sunday, July 9 9:00am Mass for the People of St. Athanasius 11:00am Dom DeCristoforo Memorial Monday, July 10 9:00am John Tobin Birthday Memorial Tuesday, July 11 9:00am Stephanie Saulnier 2nd year Memorial Wednesday, July 12 9:00am William Scagos Memorial Thursday, July 13 9:00am Mass 6:30pm Adoration Friday, July 14 9:00am Josephine DeGuglielmo Memorial Saturday, July 15 4:00pm Anthony Lombardo Sunday, July 16 9:00am Mass for the People of St. Athanasius 11:00am Anthony Rubbicco Memorial

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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, Tim I, Anne Bernadette, Bryan, Guarino Family, Fran P, Katy, Robert, Richard, Steve R, The 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

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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.

9 SUN Zec 9:9-10/Rom 8:9, 11-13/Mt 11:2530 10 Mon Gn 28:10-22a/Mt 9:18-26 11 Tue Gn 32:23-33/Mt 9:32-38 12 Wed Gn 41:55-57; 42:5-7a, 17-24a/Mt 10:17 13 Thu Gn 44:18-21, 23b-29; 45:1-5/Mt 10:715 14 Fri Gn 46:1-7, 28-30/Mt 10:16-23 15 Sat Gn 49:29-32; 50:15-26a/Mt 10:24-33 16 SUN Is 55:10-11/Rom 8:18-23/Mt 13:1-23 or 13:1-9

M EETINGS & E VENTS Mon, July 10

Prayer Shawl 9:30am in PC

Fri, July 14

Office closes at 2:00 (Summer Hours)

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I Hear Wedding Bells !!!

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Congratulations Brad & Molly on your Engagement !!

Attention ... All Religious Ed Families

Ladies’ Prize Bingo Sunday, Sept. 17 at 6pm Potluck food and drinks !

Registration is open for the 2017-2018 school year Forms were emailed to all Religious Ed Families. If you did not receive an email please call the office at 781-944-0330. Forms are also available on our website at www.stathanasiusreading.org

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]

Join us for Eucharistic Adoration at St. Athanasius

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

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

Summer Office Hours Every Friday in July and August the Parish Office will close at 2:00 Have a safe and relaxing Summer ! 3

St. Athanasius Parish, Reading, MA

July 9, 2017

14th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Melanie was one of several second graders who volunteered to help tidy up the church after the school Mass. Her mother asked her why she decided to help clean the church, but never found time to clean her room. “God needed a favor,” she said, “so I did it. Then when I need a favor, God will help me.” Her faith in God was straightforward and simple; He was just another friend with whom she shared secrets and favors. It’s easy to substitute theology for faith and complex debate for simple relationship. Like many of the best things in life, we understand best with the heart, not the mind. To explain God, is it easier to say that in the perfection of His being, free from all sin and darkness, God, as the omniscient and omnipotent Being, loves me completely and without fail, as I am, since he makes me in his image and likeness? Or is it better to say, God loves me like a grandparent who spoils me rotten? If you are not sure, trade favors with God today. You’ll not only be surprised by what He gives you, you’ll also be surprised by what you can give Him.

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

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July 9, 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.

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]

July 9 ~ Fourteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time Believing as St. Paul says, “You are in the Spirit” gives us the impetus to speak to others of the importance of Christ’s presence in our lives. Being disciples of Christ and doing the work of evangelization takes time and energy, so we take comfort in the words Jesus speaks in today’s gospel, “Come to me all you who labor…and I will give you rest.” Once refreshed and renewed by Christ we need to resume our task of making disciples!

St. Theresa Parish 63 Winter Street North Reading, MA 7:30 pm Thursday, July 13th

Marriage Bann

The Legion of Mary will be celebrating the th 100 Anniversary of Our Lady of Fatima apparition. Please join us for Mass, procession and collation. For more information call 978 664 3412

Luke Kimball & Carla Ursino

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July 9, 2017

Parish Staff

HOLY LAND PILGRIMAGE

Pastor ………………………………. Reverend Darin V. Colarusso [email protected]

Walking in the Footsteps of Jesus February 15-25, 2018 Fr. Armano & Fr. Liias, Spiritual Directors

Parochial Vicar………………………..Reverend Patrick Armano [email protected] Permanent Deacon………………………….Deacon Neil Sumner [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 Matt Baltier [email protected] Administrative Office Manager………………. Kerry Laurenza [email protected] Coordinator of Religious Ed……………………….. Jo-Ann Rossi [email protected] Music Director..………………………………………..John Donovan [email protected] Business Manager……………………………………...Janine Castro [email protected]

A deposit is due by upon time of registration.* Early bird discount for deposits received before July 15th. Final payment is due by December 15, 2017. For more information and to obtain a brochure, contact Cathy DiPirro @ 781-307-2474 or [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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