October 2, 2016 Twenty-Seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time

Daily Mass: Mon - Fri: 9am Morning Prayer 8:45am

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

Eucharistic Adoration Thursdays 6:30 - 7:30pm Confessions Available

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Sunday Mass: Vigil 4pm; 9am, 11am


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

October 2, 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, Pvt Michael Goddard, Chaplain Tom Whiteman

Saturday, October 1 4pm Robert Savio Sunday, October 2 9am Mass for the People of St Athanasius 11am Jim & Mary McTeague Monday, October 3 9am Sr. Mary Pedro Conway Tuesday, October 4 9am Fr. Cornelius Mullaney Wednesday, October 5 9am Mass Thursday, October 6 9am Helen Murphy 1 Yr. Memorial Mass 6:30pm Adoration Friday, October 7 9am Richard Keyes Saturday, October 8 4pm Michael Canty Memorial Mass Sunday, October 9 9am William Silva 11am Mass for the People of St Athanasius

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, 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., Jay, Paula, Mike, David, Bubba Toussaint, Joan D, Nana K., Sue, Remo, Katie Willenborg, Denise, Josephine, Sammy, Bill, Guarino Family, Joan B, Kevin G., Brian, 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, Sean T, Dianne, Bob L, Flora T, Danny, Dee Michelini, Dina Luongo, Tim I, Beth O, Anne Bernadette, Caroline, Steve R, Ellen Nowicki, Scott, Jon S, Trudy, Carla, Patrick M

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2 SUN Hb 1:2-3; 2:2-4/2 Tm 1:6-8, 13-14/Lk 17:510 3 Mon Gal 1:6-12/Lk 10:25-37 4 Tue Gal 1:13-24/Lk 10:38-42 5 Wed Gal 2:1-2, 7-14/Lk 11:1-4 6 Thu Gal 3:1-5/Lk 11:5-13 7 Fri Gal 3:7-14/Lk 11:15-26 8 Sat Gal 3:22-29/Lk 11:27-28 9 SUN 2 Kgs 5:14-17/2 Tm 2:8-13/Lk 17:11-19

These names will stay in the Prayer Corner until Sunday, October 2nd. Call the office or email [email protected] to add or renew your loved ones on the list.

M EETINGS & E VENTS 1 pm Church Steps

Sunday, Oct 2

Blessing of the Pets

Sat & Sun Oct 8/9

No Religious Ed Classes

Monday, Oct 10

Office Closed

Thursday, Oct 13

Prayer Shawl

9:30 PAC

Friday, Oct 14

Ladies Paint & Sip

7 pm

W EEKLY O FFERTORY Mass Attendance: 482 First Collection: $5910 This Week: Deficit Reduction


St. Athanasius Parish, Reading, MA

October 2, 2016

Parishioners Enjoy a Night of Pleasant Company and Excellent Wine at the Wine Tasting Event

Fall Cleanouts ? Attics? Basements ?

Book collection Thank you’s The Parish has received thank you notes from: • • •

Please save your items for us! Our Christmas Faire is just around the corner on Nov. 18th-19th. Save your items and look to the Bulletin for upcoming collection dates. Questions? Call Joanne at 781-942-0983 or email [email protected]

Catholic Charities Healing Abuse Working for Change Housing Families Transforming Lives

The notes can be found hanging in the back of the Church near the Food Pantry bins. 3

St. Athanasius Parish, Reading, MA

October 2, 2016

Thank You Thank you to everyone who supported another fun night of Ladies’ Bingo! It takes months of preparation to make the night possible. I couldn’t do it without the help of the following people. Special thanks go to: The office staff and custodians Father Colarusso Bingo caller Kevin Geaney Jean Jacobs for making jewelry Honey Dew Donuts in Wakefield Dandi Lyons in Reading Sophie Beninati Molly Grottkau Elizabeth Lemon Knights of Columbus: Mike Canavan Ron Beaupre Dick Coco John Silva All of the ladies that brought food and drinks! The next bingo is January 8, 2017.

Ladies Paint & Sip Night Friday, October 14 Ladies’ Night Out Paint & Sip Everyone will paint one canvas to bring home Taught by our very own Martha Salz $25 per lady Drinks provided Pot luck food 7-9pm in the PAC Tickets through [email protected], 781872-0042, or the office Only 40 seats available Bring cash for raffles and jewelry sale

Christmas Faire St. Athanasius Parish - Reading, MA [email protected]

Thank You to Parish Picnic Volunteers Many thanks to all the volunteers and staff that made the Parish Picnic a great success! We are grateful to all who volunteered in the planning, shopping, set up, beverages, grillers, servers, salads, desserts, coffee, music, activities and clean up. The participation of all those helping hands who joined in the clean-up crew and moving tables and chairs was greatly appreciated!

We are so excited to announce this year’s Faire! Mark your calendars for Friday and Saturday, Nov. 18 and 19. Keep reading the Bulletin for all the exciting news and specifics. Save your attic and basement treasures to donate, especially small furniture, lamps, jewelry, and toys. Questions or Ideas? Reach the Barrettes & Fitzpatricks at [email protected] or call 781-942-0983.

Join us for Eucharistic Adoration at St. Athanasius

Family Mass Sunday, October 16 at 9am

Every Thursday from 6:30-7:30pm With Confession 4

St. Athanasius Parish, Reading, MA

October 2, 2016


Thank You From Archdiocese for Military Services, USA

BRAD AGOSTINELLI - YOUTH MINISTER, [email protected] • 9th and 10th grade Confirmation hikes ο The 9th and 10th grade religious education classes are invited to attend an optional hike at Ward Reservation in Andover to kickoff the year, enjoy the fall, and spend time with friends from class. ο Dates: 9th grade on Sunday, 10/2 at 2-5:30pm please RSVP to Brad ο Location: Carpool will leave from St. Athanasius parking lot at 2pm • Youth Night - Fleece blankets and other items for House of Hope ο Grades 6-12 are invited to join us at Youth Night when we'll make fleece blankets and collect other items to donate to House of Hope. Dessert will be provided. ο Date: Friday, 10/21 at 7:30-9:30pm ο Location: St. Athanasius Parish Center • Cor Unum Meal Center ο The dates for our next visits to serve dinner at Cor Unum Meal Center in Lawrence are Saturdays 10/22, 11/19, and 12/17. Our trips are 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 BRAD BY FRIDAYS 10/14, 11/11, and 12/9 respectively. SPACE IS VERY LIMITED. • 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 ο To get started, text @stasyouth to the number 81010 and follow the instructions.Follow us on Instagram @saintasyouth or like us on Facebook at St. Athanasius and St. Agnes Youth Ministry. • Music ministry ο 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] Brad Agostinelli Youth Minister St. Athanasius Catholic Church - Archdiocese of Boston Cell: 585-200-2831 Office: 781-944-0330 Fax: 781-944-1266 [email protected] http://stathanasiusreading.org/

Thank you for your recent gift to the Archdiocese for the Military Services, USA (AMS). Your support and prayers are critical to the pastoral mission of the AMS - to provide the sacraments to her faithful who fulfill their duties around the world and to meet the spiritual needs of Veterans in 153 Medical Centers. You make it possible to proclaim Christ all over the world; and to carry out the mission of the Church.

Pilgrimage to Fatima & Santiago Celebrating the 100th Anniversary of the Apparitions - February 16-23, 2017 Join Fr. Patrick Armano on a Spiritual Pilgrimage to the holy sites in Portugal and Spain. The highlights will include a visit to the Shrine of Fatima, Shrine of Our Lady of Nazareth in Nazare, Coimbra, Braga, and Santiago de Compostela, Spain. The cost is $2,398.00 db occupancy. A $350.00 deposit is due now with your reservation form. Flyers will be available on the table next to the bulletin board in the Church. If you have any questions, please contact Cathy DiPirro, Group Leader at 781-307-2474 or [email protected]

Help out at Mass and get a great seat. Altar Server training will be held Saturday October 22nd at 5:30 pm and Sunday October 23rd at 1:00 pm. All children in Grades 3 -6 are welcome. Please call the Office to Register 781-944-0330

A Special Thank You to: Dana Percy, Sophie Beninati and Cindy Canavan for all their hard work on our Special Events 5

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October 2, 2016

Parish Staff

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

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


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

$100.00 $50.00 $40.00

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

Daughters of Saint Paul Retreat for those in Media & Entertainment

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

The Daughters of Saint Paul, a congregation of women religious dedicated to living and communicating Christ through the media are offering a special retreat for those who work in the field of media communications/entertainment. The weekend retreat will be held from Saturday morning, October 8, 2016 to Sunday noon, October 9, 2016 with an optional early arrival on Friday evening, October 7. It will be located at Saint Thecla’s Retreat House in Billerica, MA. The theme of the retreat is: Clay Pots: Finding the Treasure, Communicating the Glory. More information may be found at www.pauline.org/retreat.

Music Director..………………………………………..John Donovan [email protected] Business Manager……………………………………...Janine Castro [email protected] Administrative Assistant ……………………….. Luann Barretto [email protected] Youth Ministry……………………………………….Brad Agostinelli [email protected]

Bulletin Submissions [email protected] By Monday 9 am

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We are looking for volunteers to help with the bottles and cans drive on October 15th. Please call the office (781-944-0330) or email [email protected] to sign up. This would be a good time to get some community service hours.

Microwave Popcorn, Spaghetti Sauce, Raisins (6Pack), Hot Cocoa, Canned Meats & Fish (Turkey, Ham, Spam, Tuna, Sardines, & Chopped Clams, Laundry Detergent, Soap, Toothpaste, Kleenex

There are lots and lots of bottles and cans and therefore lots of work to do and we need as many people as possible. Even if you can only come for some of the time, any help is highly appreciated.

Coffee Hour We need hosts for October & November Contact Sophie at 781-944-9085 or sign up in the Parish Center. 6

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