June 4, 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

June 4, 2017

Please pray for our military and civilians who defend our freedom, especially: Saturday, June 3 4:00pm Primo Lombardini Birthday Memorial Sunday, June 4 9:00am Mass for the People of St. Athanasius 11:00am Clara Walsh Memorial Monday, June 5 9:00am Mass Tuesday, June 6 9:00am Mass Wednesday, June 7 9:00am Mass Thursday, June 8 9:00am Angela Ceruolo 12 year Memorial 6:30pm Adoration Friday, June 9 9:00am Mass Saturday, June 10 4:00pm Clara Scallese Memorial Sunday, June 11 9:00am Mass for the People of St. Athanasius 11:00am Mass

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, Flora T, Danny, Dina Luongo, Tim I, Beth O, 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, Martha K, 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, Dotty Dillon, Danielle, Nicole, Carol, Claire These names will stay in the Prayer Corner until Sunday, June 4th . 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

FOR THE WEEK OF

J UNE 4 Sun, June 4

4 SUN Vigil: Gn 11:1-9 or Ex 19:3-8a, 16-20b or Ez 37:1-14 or Jl 3:1-5/Rom 8:2227/Jn 7:37-39 Day: Acts 2:1-11/1 Cor 12:3b-7, 12-13/Jn 20:19-23 5 Mon Tb 1:3; 2:1b-8/Mk 12:1-12 6 Tue Tb 2:9-14/Mk 12:13-17 7 Wed Tb 3:1-11a, 16-17a/Mk 12:18-27 8 Thu Tb 6:10-11; 7:1, 9-17; 8:4-9/Mk 12:28 -34 9 Fri Tb 11:5-17/Mk 12:35-37 10 Sat Tb 12:1, 5-15, 20/Mk 12:38-44 11 SUN Ex 34:4b-6, 8-9/2 Cor 13:11-13/Jn 3:16-18

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St. Athanasius Parish, Reading, MA

June 4, 2017

The Living Water of the Holy Spirit The water that I shall give him will become in him a fountain of living water, welling up into eternal life. This is a new kind of water, a living, leaping water welling up for those who are worthy. But why did Christ call the grace of the Spirit water? Because all things dependent on water; plants and animals have their origin in water. Water comes down from Heaven in rain and although it is always the same in itself , it produces many different effects, one in the palm tree, another in the vine, and so on throughout the whole creation. It does not come down, now as one thing , now as another but while remaining essentially the same, it adapts itself to the needs of every creature that receives it. In the same way the Holy Spirit, whose nature is always the same, simple and indivisible, apportions grace to each man as he wills. Like a dry tree which puts forth shoots when watered, the soul bears the fruit of holiness when repentance has made it worthy of receiving the Holy Spirit. Although the Spirit never changes, the effects of this action, by the will of God and in the name of Christ, are both many and marvelous . The Spirit makes one man a teacher of divine truth, inspires another to prophesy , gives another the power of casting out devils, enables another to interpret the holy Scripture. The Spirit strengthens one man’s self-control, shows another how to help the poor, teaches another to the needs of the body, trains another for martyrdom. His action is different in different people, but the Spirit himself is always the same. In each person, Scripture says, The Spirit reveals his presence in a particular way for the common good. The Spirit comes gently and makes himself known by his fragrance. He is not felt as a burden, for he is light, very light. Rays of light and knowledge stream before him as he approaches. The Spirit comes with tenderness of a true friend and protector to save, to heal, to teach , to counsel, to strengthen , to console. The Spirit comes to enlighten the mind first of the one who receives him, and then, through him, the minds of others as well. As light strikes the eyes of a man who comes out of darkness into the sunshine and enables him to see clearly things he could not discern before, so light floods the soul of the man counted worthy of receiving the Holy Spirit and enables him to see things beyond the range of human vision, things hitherto undreamed of. From a catechetical instruction by Saint Cyril of Jerusalem, bishop (Cat..16 De Spiritu Sancto 1, 11-12. 16:PG 33, 931-935. 939-942)

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June 4, 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] HELP!

Attention ... All Religious Ed Families

Looking for teachers for the upcoming Fall school year for Grades 1-6. If you are interested in teaching, please contact Jo-Ann Rossi at 1-781-944-0330 at ext. 14

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

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June 4, 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.

June 4 ~ Pentecost Sunday

Marriage Banns

It is Pentecost, the birthday of the Church! It is called that because Pentecost is when the apostles went out among the people and began spreading Jesus’ message, thus establishing the beginning of the Church. Filled with the Holy Spirit the disciples were unable to hold in how they had experienced the mighty acts of God. We too, have seen God’s mighty deeds. The birth of a baby, an illness healed, success in school or in a new job are all God’s marvelous work. This feast reminds us that the Holy Spirit has poured upon us the gifts we need to speak of the ways God is working in our lives. Don’t let this day end without speaking of God’s mighty deeds.

I 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.

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June 4, 2017

Parish Staff

Honoring Our Lady of Fatima

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]

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

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

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. 7:30 pm Tuesday, June 13th

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]

READING FOOD PANTRY Suggestions for June Canned pasta , Spaghettios, Juice boxes for Children, Beefaroni, 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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