October 9, 2016 Twenty-Eighth 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 9, 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 8 4pm Michael Canty Memorial Mass Sunday, October 9 9am William Silva 11am Mass for the People of St Athanasius Monday, October 10 9am Burleigh E Lowe Tuesday, October 11 9am William Bruhmiller Wednesday, October 12 9am Leo Bertoncini Birthday Memorial Thursday, October 13 9am Fr. Joel Oliveira 6:30pm Adoration Friday, October 14 9am Phillip Doherty Saturday, October 15 4pm Mass for the People of St Athanasius Sunday, October 16 9am Salvatore Follo Birthday Memorial Family Mass 11am Domenic Tango

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

Altar Candles in Memory of Harold Bolivar Altar Flowers in Memory of Michael Canty S CRIPTURE 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16

SUN Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat SUN



2 Kgs 5:14-17/2 Tm 2:8-13/Lk 17:11-19 Gal 4:22-24, 26-27, 31-5:1/Lk 11:29-32 Gal 5:1-6/Lk 11:37-41 Gal 5:18-25/Lk 11:42-46 Eph 1:1-10/Lk 11:47-54 Eph 1:11-14/Lk 12:1-7 Eph 1:15-23/Lk 12:8-12 Ex 17:8-13/2 Tm 3:14-4:2/Lk 18:1-8

These names will stay in the Prayer Corner until Sunday, November 6th. Call the office or email [email protected] to add or renew your loved ones on the list.


W EEKLY O FFERTORY Mass Attendance: 506 First Collection: $6802 Deficit Reduction: $2505

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

Bottles & Cans


Retrouvaille Post Session

4-9 PAC

Saturday, Oct 15


St. Athanasius Parish, Reading, MA

October 9, 2016

Blessing of the Pets

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


OCTOBER 15th @ 8:00am

The Reading Knights of Columbus Council 1031 will be holding its annual Tootsie Roll Drive this weekend. Members will be collecting funds, at the back of the church, after each Mass. Funds collected are used to support Special Need Programs at both the local and State level.


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

Family Mass Sunday, October 16 at 9am 3

St. Athanasius Parish, Reading, MA

October 9, 2016

YOUTH MINISTRY BRAD AGOSTINELLI - YOUTH MINISTER, [email protected] • Bottle and can sorting ο We need youth and adult volunteers to help sort and organize the bottle and can donations for St. Athanasius. The deposit money comes back to the parish. Confirmation classes can use this as service hours as well. Please contact Brad to sign up. ο Dates: Saturday, 10/15 at 8-11am ο Location: St. Athanasius parking lot • Family Mass ο Our next Family Mass is on Sunday, 10/16 at 9am. During the Family Mass, we look for teens to help with different parts of the Mass. We especially need at least one lector to do one of the readings but we also would like teens to bring of the gifts and assist with the collection. Please contact Brad if you'd like to participate. ο Dates: Sunday, 10/16 at 9am ο Location: St. Athanasius Church • 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.

Thank you Lombardo Family... For your generous donation of one week of heating oil to the parish.

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

Looking for Volunteers 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. 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.


St. Athanasius Parish, Reading, MA

October 9, 2016

NEW ~ NEW ~ NEW for Christmas Faire 2016 Our Faire is Nov. 18 & 19th this year. We are so excited! Friends, we do need your help. At this time, our Committee asks: Kindly donate $5 or $10 gift cards from now until the Faire. Place in collection baskets at Mass in envelope marked, “Faire.” They will be part of a new and exciting Ornament Raffle. Questions? Contact Karen Silva at [email protected] Please donate individual jewelry boxes which can hold a pair of earrings, a bracelet, or a necklace. We need about 100. Please place on table in back of church on Food Pantry side. Can you or someone you know volunteer for a few hours the days before the Faire? We need someone with appraisal knowledge or an eye for spotting collectibles to advise us on a new section. Please contact Michele Barrette at [email protected] or at 978-664-0798. Mark your calendars for Drop Off Weekends on Nov. 5th and 12th. Look for specifics in notices to follow. Thank you for all you do. Contact us at [email protected]

28th Sunday in Ordinary Time The junior year religion teacher asked her class to do an experiment. Within a week, the students were to say ‘thank you’ at least 8 times a day and it had to be genuine. They were told to focus on how their thanks changed others— family members, friends and even strangers. Little did they anticipate that it would really change them. Almost to a person, they reported feeling more appreciative of others, realizing how fortunate they were, how kind other people could be, and how much they were motivated to do nice things for others. Giving thanks made them better people. The word Eucharist means to give thanks and we claim to be a Eucharistic people. Not only do we receive the Body of Christ, and we are the Body of Christ, but we also should do what we say we are—give thanks. By doing so, we are changed. We become more aware of the Presence of God in our lives, the graces and blessings He offers us, and the ways in which we can express our faith by the way we live, act and speak. If giving thanks makes people better, Eucharistic thanks can make people holier. Isn’t that our goal? We want to be one with God, satisfied in our hunger for the spiritual, the holy, and the sacred. Let us do what we are meant to do, and be who we claim to be. Pray, believe, and act as Jesus taught. But most of all, let us give thanks.

~James Gaffney, © 2010 Karides Lic. to St. George Publishing 5

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October 9, 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]

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

Fully Alive - Life in Spirit Retreat

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

Run by Shalom Catholic Community St. Francis Parish hall 42 Sciarappa Street, Cambridge Saturday October 22, 10AM- 5PM and Sunday October 23, 9:30AM- 5PM.

Coordinator of Religious Ed……………………….. Jo-Ann Rossi [email protected] Music Director..………………………………………..John Donovan [email protected]

Join the Shalom Catholic Community for a weekend of prayer, music, talks, and an opportunity to meet new people and start living life FULLY ALIVE!!!!! The cost is $30/person and includes lunch and dinner on Saturday and brunch and a snack on Sunday. Please find our official registration form on our Facebook page (Shalom Boston) for those who are interested in coming. Simply follow the link and fill out the form! Registration closes on October 17th and space is limited, so sign up soon! Parking is also available on Cambridge Street only. Please email [email protected] or text Nara at (857) 500-9750 for more information.Come join us and live life to the fullest!!!!

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

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