May 8, 2016 7th Sunday of Easter 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 www.StAthanasiusReading.org [email protected] Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/ StAthanasiusReading

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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.

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May 8, 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 7 4pm Thornton & Peters Families Sunday, May 8 9am Anna Follo & Family Mass Crowning of Mary 11am Mass for the People of St. Athanasius Monday, May 9 9am Giuseppe Pagliuca Tuesday, May 10 9am Louise Resca Birthday Memorial Wednesday, May 11 9am Rev. Raymond Helmick Thursday, May 12 9am Marie Interrante 6:30pm Adoration Friday, May 13 9am Erminio Marottoli Saturday, May 14 4pm Joseph Mastrocola Sunday, May 15 9am Mass for the People of St. Athanasius 11am Giuseppe Quagliato & Amelia Susi

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

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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.

SUN Acts 7:55-60/Rv 22:12-14, 16-17, 20/ Jn 17:20-26 Mon Acts 19:1-8/Jn 16:29-33 Tue Acts 20:17-27/Jn 17:1-11a Wed Acts 20:28-38/Jn 17:11b-19 Thu Acts 22:30; 23:6-11/Jn 17:20-26 Fri Acts 25:13b-21/Jn 21:15-19 Sat Feast: Acts 1:15-17, 20-26/Jn 15:9-17; Vigil: Gn 11:1-9/Ex 19:3-8a, 16-20b/Ez 37:1-14/Jl 3:1-5/Rom 8:22-27/Jn 7:37-39 SUN Acts 2:1-11/1 Cor 12:3b-7, 12-13 or Rom 8:8-17/Jn 20:19-23 or Jn 14:15-16, 23b-26

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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 www.stathanasiusreading.org. You can also stop by the office to register.

We will be having a teachers’ wrap up meeting on Thursday May 11sthat 7:00 in the PAC. Please join us for what has been proven to be a fun night. RSVP to me by May 5th, so that I can plan accordingly

Thank You From Lazarus House

Marriage Banns

Thank you for your generous and timely clothing drive! As we enter spring, your contribution goes a long way in helping to empower our guests as they work to improve the quality of their lives.

II Matthew Cecchini and Mariella Fodera

Working together we strive to bring hope to so many by providing the basic necessities for our brothers and sisters in dire need. Thank you for standing with God’s people through Lazarus House as together we continue to serve those in need in the Merrimack Valley.

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

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After all Masses this Weekend, (Mothers’ Day) the Youth Ministry will be selling bouquets of flowers. The cost is $6 per bouquet. The proceeds will go to fund their activities.

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 stjosephschoolwakefield.org Please contact Alayne Flynn or Dr. Joseph Sullivan for further information at 781-245-2081 or the Early Childhood Program 781 -245-0796

Al-Anon Family Group Meeting If someone's drinking is bothering you, please join us at our weekly 7:30 pm, Wednesday night, Pathways To Serenity, Al-Anon Family Group Meeting which is held in the St. Athanasius Parish Activity Center across the parking lot from the church. We will share with you our experience, strength and hope and you will find your life will improve whether the alcoholic continues drinking or not. Our fellowship is for you the friends and relatives of Alcoholics and our fellowship is free.

May 8, 2016 ST. ATHANASIUS AND ST. AGNES YOUTH MINISTRY OFFERINGS • Mother's Day flower bouquet volunteers ο After each mass during Mother's Day weekend (5/7 and 5/8) we'll be selling flower bouquets to help support our youth ministry program. We need youth volunteers after each mass to help sell the bouquets. Everyone is invited to purchase bouquets after each mass as well. ο Please contact Brad if you'd like to sign up to volunteer after a certain mass. Volunteers will be needed until around 15 minutes after mass ends. Open to grades 6-12. • Bottles and cans sorting and organizing volunteer opportunity ο Saturday, May 14th at 8-11am (length depends on how many volunteers there are) in the St. Athanasius parking lot ο Youth and adults are welcome to volunteer, please sign up to do so with Brad beforehand • 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, 5/20 and 6/17. SPACE IS VERY LIMITED. • Teen Encounter ο 9th and 10th graders are invited to participate in 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://teenencounter.org/. ο Dates: May 20-22 • 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. • 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 4 and follow the instructions.

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May 8, 2016

New to Medicare?

St. Athanasius Parish Outreach

Are you going on Medicare soon? Are you overwhelmed and confused about the choices and decisions you need to make? You don’t need to go through this alone! Meet with a SHINE (Serving the Health Insurance Needs of Everyone) counselor. Trained SHINE counselors offer free, in-person, confidential counseling on all aspects of Medicare and related insurance programs. To make an appointment, call your local senior center or the Regional SHINE office at Mystic Valley Elder Services in Malden at 781388-4845. You’ll be asked to leave a message and a daytime phone number. A SHINE counselor will return your call within two business days.

We are expanding our outreach efforts so that we may better assist those in our community who may need a helping hand in a variety of ways. We are looking for volunteers who would be willing to assist in the following ways: ♦ ♦ ♦

Drive parishioners to church Prepare meals Visit parishioners who may be unable to attend church ♦ Bake desserts for the Sawtelle Hospice House Please let us know if you can provide any of these important services. If you are already on the Hospice House dessert list, you do not need to volunteer for that effort again since we already have your contact information. Please contact Ellen Terry at [email protected] or 781-944-5431 to volunteer for any of these programs. THANK YOU!

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.

Become a Hospice Volunteer “The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.” -Mahatma Gandhi All Care Hospice is currently seeking caring, compassionate people to offer comfort and support to our patients and families. As part of the care team, volunteers serve a vital role in affecting the quality of our patients’ lives. Each volunteer opportunity is unique and varies depending on the needs of the patient and family as well as the volunteer’s availability and interests. Patient care may include providing companionship through conversation, reading aloud, reminiscing, or even just holding their hand. Other duties help alleviate stress for the caregiver such as running errands like grocery shopping and trips to the pharmacy, light housekeeping or meal preparation. Administrative tasks involve assembling admission packets, assisting with mailings, photocopying, and special event preparation. All Care Hospice serves the North Shore, Merrimack Valley and Greater Boston. For more information or to enroll in a training, please contact our Volunteer Coordinator, Maureen Burge at 781-244-1129

Congratulations to the 2016 First Communion class, who received their First Communion this past Saturday. It was a lovely Celebration and a wonderful day at St. Athanasius.

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Parochial Vicar………………………..Reverend Patrick Armano [email protected]

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Permanent Deacon………………………….Deacon Neil Sumner [email protected] Permanent Deacon…………..….………...Deacon Matt Baltier [email protected]

Dominican Republic Benefit Concert

Administrative Office Manager………………….. Nancy Sieger [email protected]

The 6th annual benefit concert for the Dominican Republic is being held in the school gym of St. Thomas the Apostle Parish, 5 Margin Street, Peabody, on Saturday, May 21th from 6:30pm to 10:30pm. St. John the Baptist & St. Thomas parishes are co-sponsoring this event. All proceeds from this concert will benefit the poor of our sister parish community Santa Lucia, as well as children in the orphanage Casa Hogar Divino Niño Jesus in Salcedo. Latin music will be performed by Grupo Esperanza and Jose R. Diaz.You will be entertained in contemporary music by K. Leigh Regan and Raisa Ferraras. Light rock will be played by the band Protest. Praise and worship song will be performed by “Mike, Anne, Renildo & Joe”, Carmelite Sisters Kathy & Christine, and Cynthia Arsenault & the St. John’s Choir. New contributors this year: Contemporary Ensemble Restless Hearts. Tickets are $10.00 each and are available at the door or by calling the Parish Centers at (978) 531-0002 or (978) 531-0224. Raffle tickets for 35 prizes, pizza, pastelidos, assorted snacks and refreshments will also be sold. Our grand prize this year will be a 40 inch LED, full HD, multimedia television! Please join us for this homegrown lineup of great entertainment for a very worthy cause….we hope you can attend! Don’t miss out!

Coordinator of Religious Ed……………………….. Jo-Ann Rossi [email protected] Music Director..………………………………………..John Donovan [email protected] Business Manager……………………………………...Janine Castro [email protected] Administrative Assistant ……………………….. Luann Barretto [email protected] Youth Ministry……………………………………….Brad Agostinelli [email protected]

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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 Contact Sophie at 781-944-9085 or sign up in the Parish Center .

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