September 10, 2017 Twenty-Third Sunday in Ordinary Time 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: facebook.com/StAthanasiusReading Twitter: twitter.com/StAsReading

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

September 10, 2017

Please pray for our military and civilians who defend our freedom, especially: Saturday, Sept 9 4:00pm Mattivello & Tassinari Families Memorial Sunday, Sept 10 9:00am May Rubbico Birthday Memorial 11:00am Mass for the People of St. Athanasius Monday, Sept 11 9:00am James Speice Memorial Tuesday, Sept 12 9:00am Rose Picciocchi Months Mind Mass Wednesday, Sept 13 9:00am NO MASS Thursday, Sept 14 9:00am Lois Murphy Memorial 6:30pm Adoration Friday, Sept 15 9:00am Lawrence Canavan Months Mind Mass Saturday, Sept 16 4:00pm Louis Bertoncini Memorial Sunday, Sept 17 9:00am Madeline & Anthony DeAntonis and Martha Moran Memorial 11:00am Mass for the People of St. Athanasius

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, USMC Captain Zachary Johnson

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, Dina Luongo, Anne,Katy, Bernadette, Bryan, Guarino Family, Fran P, Robert, Richard, Steve R, Nowicki family, Scott, Trudy, Carla, Patrick M, Matthew, Paula, Marie M,Sheila S, Bob C, Rose, Dom, Daniel, Paige Goulet, Sandra Cadigan, Lindsey, Matt & Chloe, Margie M, Kelly G, Frank G, Ben Goodhue, Jeff Eble, Peter, James B, John M, Christine M, Sheila D, Richard Rossi, Dottie Dillon, Dorothea Golini, Richard, Andrew, Thomas, Anna W, Mary M, Terry G,Larry Yetman, Marion,Phil T,Beth O, Denise, Martha K,Anne Marie, Barbara G, Tim Ervin and family, Barbara, Daniel, Asher,Brian,Caitlyn,Frank Thomas, Ryan Smith, Johnson Family,Elliott Family,Beth Munn Griffin, Bill Griffin & famly, Danny,Joan.B,Josephine.S,Bob Curran, David W, Morgan L, Enzo David

SPECIAL INTENTIONS : BREAD & WINE- 9-16/9-17 In Memory of : Harold Bolivar Sr.

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These names will stay in the Prayer Corner until Sunday, Oct 8th- Call the office or email [email protected] to add or renew a name of your loved ones on the list.

Mass Attendance: Sep 2/3 :410 1st Collection for weekend of Sep 2/3: $5742 2nd Collection - Catholic University: $1279

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Next Week 2nd Collection : Clergy Benefit Trust

Cardinal Sean authorized a special collection beginning the Sept 9th weekend. St. Athanasius Parish will be supporting relief efforts to those areas devastated by Hurricane Harvey. Sadly there has been loss of life, property and livelihoods . Please consider donating - as Every little bit helps

** Special Collection ** for Hurricane Harvey Relief M EETINGS & E VENTS Sept 13

- Catechist Meeting

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Sept 17

-Ladies Prize Bingo

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Sept 23

-Bottles & Cans 8:00am -Grade 1 Parent Meeting PC 9:30am - Blessing of Catechists 4:00pm Mass

Sept 24

-Family Mass 9:00am -Parish Picnic Noon- 3:00pm -Blessing of Catechists All Masses

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St. Athanasius Parish, Reading, MA

September 10, 2017

St. Athanasius Picnic September 24th 12:00 to 3:00

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Mark your calendars for our annual picnic. Please join us for a delicious barbeque with hamburgers, hot dogs, sausages, chips and cold drinks. There will be outdoor activities for the kids too! It is a great chance to visit with old and new friends!

Religious Ed. Deadline Sept 9th PLEASE SIGN UP

Please bring your favorite side dish, salad or dessert to share. Volunteer opportunities are available for adults and CCD students. Sign-up sheets are at the back of the Church Questions or comments? Contact Dana Percy @[email protected] or 781-956-2810.

Registration is on-going for the fall 2017-2018 Session. ** Some classes start Sept 17th so please sign up ** Please download the forms on line if needed or on our website @ Stathanasiusreading.org or call the office.

Family Mass Sunday Sept 24th

Class Schedule : Grade 1- Wednesdays 3:00-4:00 or Saturdays 9:00-10:00 Just added another grade 1 Class from 1:00-2:00 on Wednesday. Please call if you are interested in this class. Grade 2- Saturdays 9:00-10:15 Grade 3- Tuesdays 3:00-4:00 ( Teachers Needed) - or Saturdays 9:00-10:00 Grade 4- Wednesdays at 1:00-2:00 or 3:00-4:00 or Saturdays 9:00-10:00 (Teachers Needed) Grade 5 – Tuesdays 3:00-4:00 or Saturdays 9:00-10:00 Grade 6- Alternating Wednesdays 3:00-4:30 Saturday class, every other week from 8:45 - 10:15, as long as we get a teacher and have enough requests for it. Grade 7 – On Scheduled Sundays from 9:55 -10:55 Grade 8- On Scheduled Sundays from 12:00 -2:00 Confirmation I & II On Scheduled Sundays from 12:00 -2:00

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SPECIAL BLESSING For our Catechists After all our Masses on Sept 23/24 Thank you to all that volunteer to guide our children in their Catholic Faith journey

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For Grades 7-10 there may be a few weekly time changes depending on activities or some combined classes. th

Registration deadline is September 9 , 2017. After this a $25.00 late fee will be applied to your tuition fee.

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We are still in need of volunteer teachers for our fall session. If you are willing to help please email me at [email protected] or call me at 1-781-944-0330 at ext. 14 . All volunteers will save 25% of the cost of the tuition. Please consider helping!!!

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St. Athanasius Parish, Reading, MA

September 10, 2017

COMMUNITY NEWS St. Athanasius and St. Agnes Youth Ministry WE ALWAYS NEED VOLUNTEERS for events listed Please contact Brad Agostonelli , Youth Minister Cell: 585-200-2831 Office: 781-944-0330 [email protected]

2017 Massachusetts March for Life http://www.masscitizensforlife.org/2017massmarchforlife/ Continuing a long tradition this October as the Massachusetts Citizens for Life will honor Respect Life Month with our Annual Massachusetts March for Life around Boston Common on Sunday, October 1, 2017 from 1 to 4pm. The March is an inspiring opportunity for pro-life supporters of all ages to give public witness to their belief in the value and sanctity of all human life. We can also celebrate the gains we have made in the respect for life, including a decrease in the numbers of annual abortions in Massachusetts by half over the past couple of decades. Please come join us for a day you will always remember and send a clear message to the world that we value life in Massachusetts! ***Please contact Brad if you or your teen would like to attend with a group from St. Athanasius.

BOTTLE & CAN The next bottle and can organizing session is on Saturday, 9/23 starting at 8am. We need youth and adult volunteers to help sort and all of the money deposits return to St. Athanasius Parish.

COR UNUM MEAL CENTER Our next visit to serve dinner at Cor Unum Meal Center in Lawrence are to be determined 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.

FAMILY MASSES Our next Family Masses at St. Athanasius are at 9am on Sundays 9/24 and 10/22.For our Family Masses, we seek teens and youth to help with the Mass by serving as lectors for the readings, bringing up the gifts, and assisting with the offering collection.Please sign up with Brad if you would like to participate in the Family Mass.

YOUTH NIGHT : We invite anyone in grades 6-12 to Youth Night on Saturday, 10/14 at 7-9pm in the St. Athanasius Parish Center. We will be making fleece blankets for a local shelter and there will be dinner, games, and movies as well. To attend, please RSVP with Brad by Friday, 10/6. Twenty-third Sunday in Ordinary Time - CLERGY HEALTH & RETIREMENT TRUST Next week, the diocese-wide collection will support the Clergy Health and Retirement Trust which cares for the health and well-being of our 590 Boston priests. Our priests are always there for us; they share Christ’s good news, joyfully perform good works, and spread good faith to all they encounter. You can show your gratitude by giving generously to the collection. You are also invited to make your gift online at clergytrust.org or text the word PRIEST to 56512 (msg. & data rates may apply). And don’t forget to find and follow the Trust on Facebook by searching “@ClergyTrust.” Thank you in advance for your generous and prayerful support of our priests. September 10 ~ Twenty-third Sunday in Ordinary Time “Where two or three are gathered together in my name, there I am in the midst of them.” These words are hope-filled words but they are also challenging. We know Christ is present when we are gathered for Eucharist. We believe he is present when we are with friends and family. Are we as aware that Christ is present when we are with people who may hold opposing views? Does Christ’s presence make a difference in those situations? Take some time this week to consider these words of Jesus, asking for the grace to be aware of Christ’s presence in all interactions and conversations.

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St. Athanasius Parish, Reading, MA

September 10, 2017

23rd Sunday in Ordinary Time

Every classroom in our school posted the rules for learning. They included listening to others, being kind, being prepared and respecting both visitors and classmates. Every student knew what was expected and what was necessary for a successful academic year. The Gospel presents a short guide for spiritual success, a set of rules for living a spiritual life in a community of faith. As the master teacher, Jesus gives us the steps to correct each other and keep a straight path to holiness. The most important step is prayer, which joins us with each other in the loving Presence of God. Success is assured. Working and praying together are the steps we need to build the Kingdom of God on earth. Grace strengthens our efforts and prayer guides our decisions as we discern God’s Will. Together we can accomplish so much when we include God in our lives. The spiritual life is about our response to grace, our choice to love and our willingness to sacrifice. We imitate the work and the life of Jesus when we seek the Father and love others. Those are the rules posted in our hearts, rules necessary for spiritual success.

~James Gaffney, © 2008 Karides Lic. to St. George Publishing

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St. Athanasius Parish, Reading, MA

September 10, 2017

Parish Staff EMMAUS MINISTRY FOR GRIEVING PARENTS ONE DAY SPIRITUAL RETREAT

Pastor ………………………………. Reverend Darin V. Colarusso [email protected] Parochial Vicar………………………..Reverend Patrick Armano [email protected]

St Patrick Parish , Stoneham, Sept 23rd 9:30 am - 8:00pm This is open to anyone whose child of any age has died by any cause, no matter how long ago. All are welcome , regardless of situation/background .This retreat is offered in cooperation with the Artchdiocese of Boston’s Office of Chaplaincy Programs and the Emmaus Ministry for Grieving Parents , a unique, ongoing Catholic program serving the spiritual needs of grieving parents.

Permanent Deacon………………………….Deacon Neil Sumner [email protected] Permanent Deacon…………..….………...Deacon Matt Baltier [email protected] Administrative Office Manager………………. Kerry Laurenza [email protected] Director of Religious Ed……………………….. Jo-Ann Rossi [email protected] Music Director..………………………………………..John Donovan [email protected]

For more information or to register, call Patrice Fitzpatrick at St Patrick Parish -781-438-0200

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

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Religious Ed Administrative Assistant …..Michele Barrette [email protected]

Accepting new enrollments Kindergarten through Grade 5

Submissions for our bulletin are by Monday 9am [email protected]

St. Mary's School nurtures, educates children and develops a strong academic, faith-filled foundation for students to become compassionate, responsible, Catholic citizens. With personalized attention in small classes, students learn core subjects plus enrichment specials including Italian language learning and technology. St. Mary’s offers an after school program until 6pm each evening. They are also delighted to announce the hire of new principal, Mrs. Kellie Kickham, MEd. A graduate of Boston College and UMass Boston where she earned a Master’s degree in Curriculum and Instruction, Mrs. Kickham completed a fellowship at the Lynch Leadership Academy at Boston College and served as the Assistant Principal at St. Agatha School in Milton. When Mrs. Kickham is not in school, she works to increase awareness of homelessness on the Emerging Leaders Board at St. Francis House, and she was blessed to live Cursillo #352 at The Retreat House of The Holy Cross is Easton, Massachusetts.

READING FOOD PANTRY Suggestions for September Canned tomatoes or jarred sauce, Soap, Juice boxes, Deodorant, Shampoo & Conditioner, Paper towels, Hot chocolate, Spices , Mac & Cheese

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