June 11, 2017 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

Reconciliation: Saturdays 3:15St. Athanasius Church 3:45pm and during Eucharistic 300 Haverhill St, Reading, 01867 Adoration. Monday - Friday 9am-4pm Baptism: Celebrated the 3rd www.StAthanasiusReading.org [email protected] Sunday at 1pm. Call to register for Baptism Prep. Facebook: facebook.com/StAthanasiusReading Anointing of the Sick: Notify the Twitter: twitter.com/StAsReading office when a person is seriously Phone: 781-944-0330 ill. Extraordinary Ministers are Fax: 781-944-1266 available to bring the Eucharist to the homebound. Marriage: Call at least 6 months in advance of your wedding.

St. Athanasius Parish, Reading, MA

June 11, 2017

Please pray for our military and civilians who defend our freedom, especially:

Saturday, June 10 4:00pm Clara Scallese Memorial Sunday, June 11 9:00am Mass for the People of St. Athanasius 11:00am Felice Puopolo Months Mind Mass Monday, June 12 9:00am Mass Tuesday, June 13 9:00am In Honor of St Anthony, Special Intentions Wednesday, June 14 9:00am Gavin Weddell & John Dodson Months Mind mass Thursday, June 15 9:00am Msgr. John Regan 6:30pm Adoration Friday, June 16 9:00am Rev. Thomas Daily Saturday, June 17 4:00pm Armand Pomerleau Memorial 6:00pm Parish Appreciation Dinner Sunday, June 18 9:00am Mass for the People of St. Athanasius 11:00am Jeannine C. Ryan Memorial

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

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, Caroline, Steve R, The Nowicki, Jon S, Scott, Trudy, Carla, Patrick M, Matthew, Paula, Marie M, Julius L, 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, Jay Delaney, Brian, Sue, Catelyn, Richard Rossi, Dorothea Golini, Alicia, Danielle, Nicole, Carol, Claire These names will stay in the Prayer Corner until Sunday, July3rd. Call the office or email [email protected] to add or renew a name of your loved ones on the list.

M EETINGS & E VENTS S CRIPTURE 11 SUN 3:16-18 12 Mon 13 Tue 14 Wed 15 Thu 16 Fri 17 Sat 18 SUN

FOR THE WEEK OF

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Mon, June 12 Sat, June 17

Ex 34:4b-6, 8-9/2 Cor 13:11-13/Jn 2 Cor 1:1-7/Mt 5:1-12 2 Cor 1:18-22/Mt 5:13-16 2 Cor 3:4-11/Mt 5:17-19 2 Cor 3:15—4:1, 3-6/Mt 5:20-26 2 Cor 4:7-15/Mt 5:27-32 2 Cor 5:14-21/Mt 5:33-37 Dt 8:2-3, 14b-16a/1 Cor 10:16-17/Jn 6:51-58

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W EEKLY O FFERTORY Mass Attendance June 3 & 4: 419 1st Collection: $ 6395 2nd Collection, Seminarians $ 1590 Next week 2nd collection - Deficit Reduction June 11 ~ The Most Holy Trinity, Solemnity The Most Holy Trinity – God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit is a Mystery of our faith - not to solve, but to believe and delight in. Three Persons in One God. Most of us learned to make the Sign of the Cross at a very early age. It is a simple but direct statement of belief in the Trinity. On this Solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity, take a few moments to simply and thoughtfully pray: In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of Holy Spirit. Amen.

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St. Athanasius Parish, Reading, MA

June 11, 2017

Faith Facts - Did You Know ?? Trinity Sunday On a beautiful Saturday in May, I sat at a table in the park, reading term papers and enjoying the sights and sounds of spring. My favorite sound is that of little children laughing and squealing as mom and dad play games with them, or throw a ball or sit and eat a picnic lunch. It’s the perfect image of family. Love is in the air, infusing the mind and spirit with a sense of peace and joy. There is something about a toddler’s laugh that makes you smile with hope and happiness. Angels and perhaps theologians can best explain the mystery of the Trinity, but we all experience the power of God. In every breath, we acknowledge the creative power of the Father; in every good deed, we see the redeeming glory of the Son; in every prayer, we are inspired by the sanctifying Spirit. Faith is an intimate relationship with God and He gives us all that we need to become His people, His ministers, and His church. The Church describes the family as a domestic church. In it, we learn the ways of God, the story of salvation, and the virtues of faith, hope and love. We do not learn our lessons from a book, but from each other; not just form words, but from deeds; not just from explanations, but from example. Like a spring day, faith can infuse us with love and hope so that we grow together, strong and faithful.

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

T RINITY S UNDAY H ISTORY Trinity Sunday honors the Holy Trinity and serves as a reminder for all it has done to salvage humanity from its sins. The Holy Trinity is the Christian belief that God consists of three distinct persons - the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit. Theologically, the Trinity is a common thread amongst most Christian faiths. Trinity Sunday falls on the Sunday following Pentecost.

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June 11, 2017

PARISH NEWS

Saint Athanasius Volunteer Appreciation Dinner ! ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ In appreciation for the time and talent that you have volunteered to the parish, we want to invite you and a guest out for a night of wining and dining! Saturday, June 17, 2017 6:00pm Elks Lodge 63 Bay State Road, Wakefield, MA, 01880 Dinner Catered by Spinelli’s ~ Dancing ~ DJ!

We need an accurate headcount. Kindly RSVP to [email protected]

A special Thank You, to our 1st Communicants who proudly led the procession of the Crowning of Mary, in honor of our Blessed Mother and all mothers on Mothers Day !

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June 11, 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]

Confirmation Reunion Congratulations to our 10th grade class who received the sacrament of Confirmation on 5/5 ! To Help these teens continue their faith journey together we are having a Confirmation Reunion on Sunday 6/25. We invite all teens at St. Athanasius who were confirmed to join us at the 9am Mass and for food and drinks after in the Parish Center. If any 10th graders would like to serve as a lector, bring up the gifts or help with the collection contact Brad

Cor Unum Meal Center Our next visits to serve dinner at Cor Unum Meal Center in Lawrence are on Saturdays 6/24, 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.

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]

Remind App We have 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. To get started, text @stasyouth to the number 81010 and follow the instructions.

Social Media Follow us on Instagram @saintasyouth or like us on Facebook at St. Athanasius and St. Agnes Youth Ministry.

Fr. Pat Armano attending the Reading Memorial Day festivities and honoring our soldiers who bravely gave their lives in service to our country.

Marriage Banns II Cameron Coe-Smith & Loni Ann Sanford

Coffee Hour We need hosts for June & July Contact Sophie at 781-944-9085 or sign up in the Parish Center. 5

St. Athanasius Parish, Reading, MA

June 11, 2017

The Marian Apparitions

Parish Staff

Video Series

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

St. Theresa in North Reading will be showing videos of Marian Apparitions in the 20th Century. The videos will be shown in the parish center on Friday evenings from 7:00 to 8:30PM The videos will be shown first followed by a group discussion. For info call Denis at 978-664-4881. June 16 July 14 August 11 September 15 October 13

Parochial Vicar………………………..Reverend Patrick Armano [email protected] Permanent Deacon………………………….Deacon Neil Sumner [email protected] Permanent Deacon…………..….………...Deacon Matt Baltier [email protected]

Apparition at Fatima Portugal Betania, “Hill of Redemption” Akita, Japan, “Land of Grace” Rwanda, “Kibeho 1989” Medjugorje, “Beyond the Field”

Administrative Office Manager………………. Kerry Laurenza [email protected] Coordinator of Religious Ed……………………….. Jo-Ann Rossi [email protected]

St. Theresa of Lisieux, 63 Winter St., North Reading

Music Director..………………………………………..John Donovan [email protected] Business Manager……………………………………...Janine Castro [email protected]

Donation Opportunities for Special Items Heating Oil (1 week)

Administrative Assistant ……………………….. Luann Barretto [email protected] Youth Ministry……………………………………….Brad Agostinelli [email protected]

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Bread & Wine for the week

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

READING FOOD PANTRY Suggestions for June Muffin mix, Napkins, Juice boxes for Children, snack packs of chips, Cereal 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 781-258-8767.

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