May 22, 2016 The Most Holy Trinity 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

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

Phone: 781-944-0330 Fax: 781-944-1266

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

May 22, 2016

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

Saturday, May 21 4pm Mass for the People of St. Athanasius Sunday, May 22 9am Mass 11am William & Anne Nee Memorial Mass Monday, May 23 9am Mass Tuesday, May 24 9am Msgr John Regan Memorial Mass Wednesday, May 25 9am Amabile Marotta Anniversary Mass Thursday, May 26 9am Gerald MacDonald 6:30pm Adoration Friday, May 27 9am Mass Saturday, May 28 4pm Damon & Virginia Murray Sunday, May 29 9am Mass for the People of St. Athanasius 11am Valentino Abandanza

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, Stephen O’Neill, Kathy Oliveira, Paula, Joanne Curran, Jimmy, Charles Morrison, Frank F., Frank DelGreco, Barbara Coffin, John F. O’Brien, 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., Paula, Mike, David, Bubba Toussaint, Joan D, Nana K., Remo, Katie Willenborg, Denise, Josephine, Sammy, Guarino Family, Joan B, Kevin G., Edie Barbieri, Brian, Sue, Eleanor Long, Joe O. Dennis Jancsy, 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, Evelyn Basso, Sean T,Diann

Altar Flowers in Memory of Eileen O’Donnell & Cecelia Sullivan S CRIPTURE 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29

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These names will stay in the Prayer Corner until Sunday, June 5th. Call the office or email [email protected] to add or renew your loved ones on the list.

Prv 8:22-31/Rom 5:1-5/Jn 16:12-15 1 Pt 1:3-9/Mk 10:17-27 1 Pt 1:10-16/Mk 10:28-31 1 Pt 1:18-25/Mk 10:32-45 1 Pt 2:2-5, 9-12/Mk 10:46-52 1 Pt 4:7-13/Mk 11:11-26 Jude 17, 20b-25/Mk 11:27-33 Gn 14:18-20/1 Cor 11:23-26/Lk 9:11b-17

M EETINGS & E VENTS Sunday, May 22


1-6 PAC

Monday, May 23

Prayer Shawl

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Saturday, May 28

Youth Ministry Trip to Cor Unum Meal Center


Monday, May 30

Office Closed for Memorial Day

W EEKLY O FFERTORY Mass Attendance: 514 First Collection: $6484 Seminarians: $1825


St. Athanasius Parish, Reading, MA

May 22, 2016

June Events Mark your calendars Summer Pizza Party Kickoff – Saturday June 25th after the 4:00 pm Mass, with Games and Entertainment for the kids Pilgrimage to the Cathedral of the Holy Cross and the Holy Door of Mercy – Sunday June 26th More information on these events in the coming weeks Religious Education Registration is now open for the 2016-2017 school year.

Looking for teachers for the upcoming school year in the fall for all grades. If you are interested in teaching, please contact Jo-Ann Rossi at 1-781-944-0330 at ext. 14 All teachers will save 25% off their tuition cost.

Forms were emailed to all current Religious Education families. Forms are also available in the back of the Church or can be downloaded from our website You can also stop by the office to register. If you register before June 17th, you save $50. “So Hurry”


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

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

LET US GIVE THANKS FOR THESE WONDERFUL MEN OF GOD. Hosted by the Ladies Sodality and Men’s Prayer Group

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May 22, 2016 ST. ATHANASIUS AND ST. AGNES YOUTH MINISTRY OFFERINGS • Cor Unum Meal Center ο The dates for our next visits to serve dinner at Cor Unum Meal Center in Lawrence are Saturdays, 5/28 and 6/25. 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 ME BY FRIDAYS, 6/17. SPACE IS VERY LIMITED. • Confirmation reunion ο On Saturday, June 25th there is a summer kickoff event at St. Athanasius after the 4pm mass. As part of the celebration, we're making it a Confirmation reunion as well. ο We invite all teens but especially those teens who were confirmed this spring to attend the 4pm mass and the event afterwards. ο We'd like teens who were just confirmed this past April to serve as the lectors during the 4pm mass and help with the offering and bringing up the gifts. ο After mass, there will be food along with Kan Jam and Corn Hole tournaments. ο Please let Brad know if you're available to serve in a role during the 4pm mass on Saturday, June 25th. • LIFT Worship Night ο Tuesday, June 21st at St. William Church in Tewksbury at 7-9pm ο This is an opportunity to worship God with music and other middle and high school Catholic teens in our area. Praying in this way together with others can be a moving experience in our relationships with Jesus and can really energize our faith lives. ο We'll meet at the St. Athanasius parking lot to carpool at 6:30pm and be back to St. Athanasius by 9:30pm. ο Please sign up with Brad by Monday, June 13th. This is free of charge. • Teen Encounter ο High schoolers are invited to attend this retreat at St. Basil's Salvatorian Center in Methuen. Give Jesus a real opportunity to work in your life and learn about the beauty, truth, and love that He has given us in the Catholic Church. See more information at http:// ο Dates: November 18-20 • 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

Jewelry Donations Wanted Do you have jewelry (new, old, in-between) you wish to donate? Now is a great time! We are looking for donations now to get a jump start on our annual Christmas Faire held in November. We are also interested in anything to display jewelry on, jewelry cases to sell, and boxes. Feel free to call Joanne Fitzpatrick at 781-942-0983.

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. Saint Joseph School is accredited by the NEASC and has a long tradition of academic excellence rooted in the Catholic faith. Our students are provided with a well rounded education that promotes individual responsibility, hard work, honesty, discipline, and commitment to the service of others in the spirit of the Gospel. Saint Joseph School provides our children with a safe environment where they can develop their faith, learning to use their minds well, make good decisions, and develop their unique skills and talents as they journey towards young adulthood. 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

Help Wanted St. Theresa's in North Reading is accepting applications for Children's Faith Formation Coordinator. For more information, please visit 4

St. Athanasius Parish, Reading, MA

May 22, 2016

A great big THANK YOU to G C Fodera Masonry and family for their donation of time, expertise and material to repair the Church steps. They look WONDERFUL!!


St. Athanasius Parish, Reading, MA

May 22, 2016

Parish Staff 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]

Wednesday, May 25th 7:00 PM Saint Agnes Church

Administrative Office Manager………………….. Nancy Sieger [email protected] Coordinator of Religious Ed……………………….. Jo-Ann Rossi [email protected] Music Director..………………………………………..John Donovan [email protected] Business Manager……………………………………...Janine Castro [email protected]

Evening of Healing and Intercessory Prayer

Administrative Assistant ……………………….. Luann Barretto [email protected]

Tuesday, May 31st St. Theresa Parish 978-664-3412 63 Winter Street, North Reading, MA

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

6:00 Adoration, Rosary and Confessions until 6:45 7:00 Holy Sacrifice of the Mass the Sacrament of the Sick will be offered for those who are seriously ill or facing surgery. 8:15 Opportunity for personal prayer for oneself or for another.

Bulletin Submissions [email protected] By Monday 9 am

Reading Food Pantry May donation suggestions: Granola Bars, Hash (Corned or Roast Beef), Coffee Instant or Regular, Canned Meats (Ham, Spam, Turkey), Canned Fish (Chopped Clams, Sardines) Kleenex, Shampoo, Conditioner Cash Donations are appreciated

All are welcome who seek healing in mind, body or spirit! 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.

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


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