1 Saint Mary Parish Baptism of the Lord January 12, 2014
2 Rectory: Catechesis Office: Immigration Center: After School Program: Welcome to Saint Mary Parish 133 School Street Waltham MA Fax: Website: stmarywaltham.org STAFF Rev. Michael Nolan, Pastor Rev. David Martin Ssentamu Deacon Eduardo Mora, Director Immigration Ctr. Jennifer Acuña, After School Program Director Mark Chlapowski, After School Program Director Mary McCarthy, Business Manager Carmen Kapishnikov, Parish Secretary Adam Redjinski, Catechist Nilvia Hernandez, Catechetical Administrator Michael Welch, Sexton Lila Cleary, Organist MASS SCHEDULE Sunday 8:00 AM, 10:00 AM 11:30 AM (Spanish), 1:30 PM (Luganda) Saturday Vigil 4:00 PM Monday - Friday 12:10 PM Wednesday & Friday 7:00 PM (Chapel - Spanish) Friday 8:00 PM (Luganda) Holy Day 12:10 PM, 7:00 PM (Spanish) RECITATION OF THE ROSARY Monday - Friday 11:30 AM ADORATION Wednesday (Chapel) & Friday: 12:30-6:30 PM CONFESSIONS Monday-Thursday: 11:30 AM - Noon Friday: 11:00 AM - Noon Saturday: 3:00-3:45 PM CHURCH VISITS The Church is open daily from 8:30 AM-8:30 PM. SACRAMENT OF THE SICK Healing Mass with Anointing: 1 st Monday of month at 12:10 PM and by appointment. Due to privacy laws, hospital patients are encouraged to register as Catholics so they will be visited. VISITS TO SICK & HOMEBOUND Communion is brought to the sick and homebound. Contact Ann Faulstich at SACRAMENTS OF INITIATION Parents of infants can call the office to arrange baptism. Adults or parents of children wishing to receive Baptism, Confirmation, or First Communion can contact the Pastor or Deacon. WEDDINGS Registered parishioners or their children can contact the Rectory to arrange a meeting. JOHN PAUL II IMMIGRATION CTR. Those seeking assistance and support can visit the Center in the Religious Education Office. 133 CLUB Numbers are available for the monthly drawing. Prizes range from $25 to $1,000. Sign-up sheets are at the church entrances. PARISH REGISTRATION We welcome you to register in the parish. Please introduce yourself to the Pastor. Registration forms are available at the doors of the church. Contact the Rectory to arrange a house blessing. I would like someone to call me to talk about becoming a member of Saint Mary Parish. My Name is Phone number Address Receive offertory envelopes? Yes No Drop this form in the collection basket and someone will call you. Or, register through our website at stmarywaltham.org. Welcome to Saint Mary Parish and please come again!
3 My brothers and sisters in Christ, This week an era came to its end at Saint Mary s. Charlotte Smith died on Monday evening at Newton- Wellesley Hospital. How does one describe all that she meant to me and to the parish? She was part of every event unless it took place in the early morning. (She was a night owl.) She kept so many things going on a daily basis. She reached out to the sick, the homebound and those living in nursing homes. She was responsible for the 133 Club operations and organizing the money counters for the parish. She stocked the sacristy with supplies. More than all of the things she did, what marked her was her kindness, her docility, her fidelity to the Lord and to our Blessed Mother. What marked her was how she did so much without garnering attention. When I first arrived at the parish, when I wanted to learn how something was done at the parish I asked Charlotte. A few years ago, I struck up the courage and asked her to write down all of the things she did here so we would know what to do when she was no longer around. When she showed me the list, I thought to myself, When Charlotte dies, we are going to be forced to shut down the parish. When she recently became sick, parishioners came together to take up her work. The parish won t close but neither will we ever be able to replace Charlotte Smith. RIP Father Michael CHRISTMAS THANK YOUS The Christmas season comes to a close with this Sunday s Feast of the Baptism of the Lord. I want to thank everyone who has made the Advent and Christmas Season so rich for all of us at Saint Mary s. Thanks to all who helped decorate and serve at all of the extra liturgies of Christmas and New Year s. Thanks to all of the organizers of the Epiphany celebration last weekend. After the Mass was celebrated by Cardinal O Malley, everyone went downstairs to see the children perform a drama. In the drama, each child brought a gift of food to the Christ child recalling the Magi who gave baby Jesus their gifts. Instead of gold, frankincense and myrrh, they brought gifts of food. What made the performance so great was that it wasn t just a play the children were bringing real food to be given to those in need reminding everyone that this is how we see Jesus today. For when they asked him When did we see you?, the King replied, I was hungry and you gave me food I was thirsty and you gave me drink. The priests and the staff at Saint Mary s thank you for your gifts and cards and above all for your presence and service throughout this Christmas Season. I for one was filled with joy. MASS INTENTIONS The following Mass Intentions are scheduled this week: Saturday, January 11 4:00 PM - Gemma Santa Maria & Eduard Saunders Sunday, January 12 8:00 AM - Parish & Parishioners 10:00 AM - Anne Tebeau Lander Monday, January 13 12:10 PM - Catherine Richard Wednesday, January 15 12:10 PM - Lachie Blake Thursday, January 16 12:10 PM - Muriel Auguste (living) Saturday, January 18 4:00 PM - Joseph Robinshaw - 50th Anniversary Sunday, January 19 8:00 AM - Parish & Parishioners 10:00 AM - Alfred Bourque Those requesting a Mass Intention should speak to the cantor or celebrant at least ten minutes before the Mass if they would like to serve as gift bearers for that liturgy. OFFERTORY Thank you for your generous offering to our parish. 1,166 people participated in the first four Masses last weekend and contributed a total of $4,746 to the weekly collection. The participants at the 1:30 Mass on December 29 contributed $544 to the weekly collection. Next weekend s second collection is the Special Monthly collection. PLEASE PRAY FOR... Mary Ryan, Dick Crowe, Charlotte Reilly, Ernie O, Lauren, Lily, Herb Finley, Tricia Gillespie, Gena & Richard Caissie, June Lueders, Carrie O Neil-Smith, Jill, Marie Terese, Lynn Gatti, Teresa & her husband, Maureen Shanley, Ethan, Carol M., John Dunbar-RIP, Charlotte Smith-RIP ST. VINCENT de PAUL After Jesus was baptized, he saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove and a voice was heard This is my beloved Son, with whom I am well pleased. As we give to the poor, we also can hear these same words. As you place your gift in the St. Vincent de Paul Poor Box, know that you are a sign of God s love to those who are suffering and you give them reason to believe and to trust. Spirit of God, rest upon us. Deepen our faith in the Providence of God. May we serve all we meet today with compassion, cordiality and respect. Open our hearts to the poorest and most abandoned. Amen.
4 ORDINATION-NEXT SATURDAY 10 AM Next Saturday morning, Cardinal O Malley will ordain nine men to the Sacred Order of Deacon. These men will be transitional deacons because in the Spring they will be ordained priests God willing. This is great news. A few years ago, just after the Archdiocesan scandal, one of the last things men wanted to do was to become a Catholic priest in Boston. Most of these nine men started Seminary at least six years ago. They have been formed by their theological studies, prayer, pastoral work and fraternity to be priests for the rest of their lives. One of the men has roots in Waltham. Jiwon Yoon worked for many years at his mother s flower shop. He worshipped and served as a catechist at Saint Mary s when he was working at the store. Mrs. Yoon owns Anderson Flowers which was located on Moody Street for many years until moving to Main Street last year. Jiwon also spent a summer assignment at Our Lady, Comforter of the Afflicted. Please know that everyone is welcome to attend the ordination ceremony at the Cathedral of the Holy Cross next Saturday at 10:00 AM. And if you can t make it Sunday, please pray for these men and the others God has made to be priests for the Church of Boston. ADVENT CONCERTS 2013 Each December weekend included a different concert by parishioners and visitors. The first Sunday people came to hear Mr. Fred MacArthur play a concert on our great church organ. The following Sunday Mr. Vincent Hammer gave a concert playing classical guitar. Vincent is not a professional artist but he uses his talent to raise money to pay for a friend s drug treatment program. Vincent raised over $900 that weekend and is grateful for your generosity. The third weekend we heard from The Carolines who released their second CD with hymns to Our Lady sung in Latin, English, Swahili and Luganda. Finally, the Spanish language choirs organized a wonderful evening on the Saturday before Christmas. Not many parishes are blessed with as much depth and talent as Saint Mary s. Many thanks to all who made these performances possible. SERRA CLUB OF BOSTON Serra Club is a group of Catholic laypersons dedicated to encouraging, promoting, and affirming vocations to the ministerial priesthood and vowed religious life. The group meets every 3rd Saturday of every month at Saint Mary s, beginning with Mass in the Chapel at 8:30 AM, followed by a meeting at 9:30 AM. The next meeting is Saturday, January 18. Please come if you are interested in finding out more! Additional information is available at PLEASE DONATE FOOD FOR THOSE IN NEED Our St. Vincent de Paul pantry is in need of donations of NON-PERISHABLE food items, including canned meat, pasta, cereal, and laundry detergent. Please leave your donations in the baskets at the back of the church. Many thanks. FUEL ASSISTANCE REMINDER This state program provides home heating assistance between November 1, 2013 and April 30, Eligibility is based on household size and gross annual income of all members 18 years of age and older. Anyone interested in applying should contact Maureen at the Waltham Council of Aging, For anyone under 60, please contact Community Teamwork, Inc. Fuel Assistance, 45 Kirk Street, 2nd Floor, Lowell, MA 01852, CHURCH VISITS Please remember that the church building is open from 8:30 AM until 8:30 PM for personal prayer. You may want to come into church during the day or on your way home from work. We encourage you to visit the church as often as you can pray the Stations of the Cross, pray in front of the Tabernacle, light a candle or write any prayer intentions in front of the statue of St. Joseph asking for his intercession. We also have Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament twice a week: on Wednesday afternoons in the chapel of the Religious Education Building, and on Friday afternoons in the church. Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament begins after the 12:10 Mass and continues until 7:00 PM. MORE THANK YOUS FOR FLOWER DONATIONS Please add the following intentions to your prayers: Intentions: From: Rachael Ann Provencher, Adrian Provencher, Mr. & Mrs. John Bellan, Vincent & Christine Provencher Rocky Bellan, David Bellan The Dowcett, Lenza, & McQuiggan Families Phyllis Lenza My husband and the Cormiers & Douglas who have passed. Berenice Douglas World peace, vocations, poor people, family Vera Monaghan Rezar por mi madre Eusebia Billota, Ana Maria Vara, Mariana Vara, Teodocia Miranda Vera Alex Miranda, Dorothy Antonina Klauzinski
5 SCRIPTURE OF THE WEEK We encourage everyone to continue reading the Acts of the Apostles this week ACTS OF THE APOSTLES - CHAPTER 9 PART 5 Peter Heals Aeneas at Lydda As Peter was passing through every region, he went down to the holy ones living in Lydda. There he found a man named Aeneas, who had been confined to bed for eight years, for he was paralyzed. Peter said to him, Aeneas, Jesus Christ heals you. Get up and make your bed. He got up at once. And all the inhabitants of Lydda and Sharon saw him, and they turned to the Lord. Peter Restores Tabitha to Life Now in Joppa there was a disciple named Tabitha (which translated means Dorcas). She was completely occupied with good deeds and almsgiving. Now during those days she fell sick and died, so after washing her, they laid [her] out in a room upstairs. Since Lydda was near Joppa, the disciples, hearing that Peter was there, sent two men to him with the request, Please come to us without delay. So Peter got up and went with them. When he arrived, they took him to the room upstairs where all the widows came to him weeping and showing him the tunics and cloaks that Dorcas had made while she was with them. Peter sent them all out and knelt down and prayed. Then he turned to her body and said, Tabitha, rise up. She opened her eyes, saw Peter, and sat up. He gave her his hand and raised her up, and when he had called the holy ones and the widows, he presented her alive. This became known all over Joppa, and many came to believe in the Lord. And he stayed a long time in Joppa with Simon, a tanner. RIGHT TO LIFE MARCH The annual March For Life will take place on January 22, 2014 in Washington D.C. This march is not a protest. It is a witness to the goodness of every human life. It is testimony that life is worth protecting. Unfortunately, on January 22, 1973 the nine male judges of the Supreme Court, by a vote of 7-3 went against the first principle on which this country was built the right to life. Without a right to life there are no other rights. Sadly we have seen the effects of this decision. Supporters of abortion promised that no child would be born unwanted not true. They said women would achieve economic parity not true. Every human life has value and dignity worth protecting, educating, caring for and loving. Parishioners are joining with the parish of St. John s Parish in Townsend MA down to Washington to take part in this great event. For more information and to register for a place on the bus go tohttp://townsendcatholic.org/85. QUESTIONS & ANSWERS ABOUT THE CREED Last year we began including questions and answers about each line of the Creed to remind us what we mean when we profess our faith. We will continue to do so until we reach the end of the prayer. From the Compendium of the Catechism of the Catholic Church What is the mission of the Church? The mission of the Church is to proclaim and establish the Kingdom of God begun by Jesus Christ among all peoples. The Church constitutes on earth the seed and beginning of this salvific Kingdom. In what way is the Church a mystery? The Church is a mystery in as much as in her visible reality there is present and active a divine spiritual reality which can only be seen with the eyes of faith. What does it mean to say that the Church is the universal sacrament of salvation? This means that she is the sign and instrument both of the reconciliation and communion of all of humanity with God and of the unity of the entire human race. VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY FOR 2014 Please consider joining us in the After School Program to help children with their homework. The homework time is from 3:00-4:15 PM, and you may volunteer one day a week or more if you d like. You don t need teaching experience to do this volunteer work. The children benefit greatly from having someone to guide them through getting their homework done. The volunteers benefit not only from serving the Lord in this way, but also from the sense of community they form with the other adult volunteers. If you would like to join us, please contact Susan Brennan at or SNOWSTORMS AND THE OFFERTORY We know that some of you are unable to attend Mass if there is a snowstorm or very bad weather. Please know that we are very grateful when you mail in your Sunday donations even if you were unable to attend the weekend Masses. We depend greatly on your consistent stewardship to the parish to cover our weekly expenses. Thank you! PRAYER SHAWL MINISTRY The next meeting of the Prayer Shawl Ministry is Saturday, January 18 at 2:30 at St. Mary Apartments. The members knit or crochet shawls that are given to persons who are ill or experiencing crisis. The group also prays for the recipients of these shawls. All are welcome. For more information, please contact Mary Alice McMahon at
6 Información de la Oficina Dirección: 133 School Street Waltham MA Rectoría: Fax: Website: stmarywaltham.org Oficina de catecismo: Centro de Immigracion: DIRECTIVA PARROQUIAL Párroco: Rev. Michael Nolan Rev. David Martin Diacono: Eduardo R. Mora, Director del Centro de Inmigración Mary McCarthy, Secretaria Parroquial Nilvia Hernández, Administradora del Catecismo Milie Colon: Asistente de Coordinación de Catecismo Iván Colon, María Aviles, Vidal Hernández, Rosendo De La Cruz Coordinadores de Coro Arnoldo Cardona: Coordinador de lectores Nelson Alvarado: Coordinador de Ministros CENTRO DE IMIGRACION JUAN PABLO II En la oficina del Centro de Inmigración le ofrecemos toda clase de ayuda de Inmigración, a llenar sus aplicaciones de ciudadanía de residencia de asilo, de renovación de residencia, clases de ciudadanía, todo lo relacionado a la Inmigración. Le ayudamos en hacer resumes. También se ofrece Notaria Publica, clases de computación, le ayudamos de igual forma con consejería y Dirección Espiritual. Los esperamos. HORARIO DE LAS MISAS Domingo 8:00 AM, 10:00 AM 11:30 AM (Español), 1:30 PM (Luganda) Sábado 4:00 PM Lunes - Viernes 12:10 PM Miércoles y Viernes 7:00 PM (En español-capilla) Viernes 8:00 PM (Luganda) Dias de Precepto 7:00 AM, 12:10 PM, 7:00 PM (en español) REZO DEL SANTO ROSARIO Domingos 11:00 AM en la Iglesia antes de la Misa. CONFESIONES Lunes-Jueves: 11:30 AM Viernes: 11:00 AM, Sábado: 3:00-3:45 PM Domingo: 11:00 AM (español) SACRAMENTO DEL MATRIMONIO Para información sobre los cursos de pre-cana favor de llamar a la oficina de la parroquia o comunicarse Santa María de Waltham con el Diacono Eduardo. BAUTISMO Todos los primeros domingos del mes después de la Misa, es el día de orientación del Bautizo, en el Edificio de Educación Religiosa, y el Bautizo será el primer domingo del mes siguiente. La preparación y el bautizo serán después de la Misa. COMUNION A SUS HOGARES Para recibir la Sagrada Comunión en su casa, hospital o Asilo de Ancianos (Nursing Home), hablar con uno de los Sacerdotes de la parroquia o el Diacono. LEGION DE MARIA Este grupo de laicos se reúnen todos los Martes desde las 7:00 P. m. hasta las 8:30 PM, en el edificio de Educación Religiosa. En las reuniones rezan el Santo Rosario y se planifica trabajo espirituales para la semana, también organizan los Rosarios en los meses de Mayo y Octubre y novenas en las familia donde alguien a fallecido. Están todos invitados a participar de este grupo espiritual. GRUPO JUAN XXIII Movimiento espiritual de la Iglesia para laicos, donde después de asistir a un retiro se juntan para hacer oración y meditación de la palabra, de esta forma crecemos en nuestra Fe. Las reuniones son los Lunes de 7:00-8:30 PM, en el edificio de Educación Religiosa. GRUPO DE ORACION CARISMATICO Es un movimiento de la renovación carismática de Boston, donde se alaba y glorifica al Señor. Tenemos oración de sanación física como espiritual. Nos reunimos para la oración los Domingos a las 6:00 PM, en el Hall de la Iglesia, y los Jueves de 7:00-8:30 PM, en la Capilla, el ultimo domingo del mes nos reunimos en la Capilla del edificio de Educación Religiosa a las 6:00 PM. GRUPO DE APOYO DE CANCER Es un grupo de personas sobrevivientes de cáncer que se reúnen todos los segundos Sábados del mes en el edificio de Educación Religiosa, para dar apoyo a personas que están padeciendo de esta enfermedad o que estuvieron enfermos. Todos están invitados a las reuniones. CELEBRACION DE QUINCEANERA Si desean recibir la celebración de acción de gracias por la vida, en los quince años de su hija en la Iglesia, es necesario que la joven este participando en el programa de preparación para la Confirmación. Para mas información preguntar a los sacerdotes o al diacono.
7 GRUPO JUVENIL AGAPE El grupo juvenil Agape se reúnen todos los Martes de 7:00-9:00 PM, en el Hall de la Iglesia. Este grupo esta formado por jóvenes de 20 años de edad en adelante. El grupo juvenil de adolecentes se reúnen los días Miércoles también de 7:00-9:00 PM, que consta de las edades de 13 hasta 20 años de edad. En las reuniones los jóvenes hacen oraciones, dinámicas, la lectura de la Palabra, asisten a retiros Espirituales etc. ADORACION AL SANTISIMO Tenemos Adoración al Santísimo todos los Miércoles de 12:30 a 6:30 PM, en la Capilla del Edificio de Educación Religiosa. Y los Viernes de 12:30 a 6:30 PM, en la Iglesia. Todos están invitados... OFERTORIO 1,166 personas participaron de las primeras cuatro Misas el fin de semana un total de $4,746. Gracias RECEMOS POR NUESTROS ENFERMOS Y DI- FUNTOS Pongamos en nuestras oraciones a nuestros difuntos y enfermos de la comunidad, pidamos por la salud de Bolivar Alvarez. LA FRASE DE HOY Confiémonos a la materna intercesión de María, Madre de Jesús y nuestra, para que nos ayude en esta Santa Navidad, ya muy cercana, a reconocer en el rostro de nuestro prójimo, especialmente de las personas más débiles y marginadas, la imagen del Hijo de Dios hecho hombre". El papa Francisco (catequesis del ) HORAS DESPUES DE LA ESCUELA Ya esta abierto nuestro programa, venga no espere hasta el ultimo momento, por favor de llamar a Jennifer Acuña al teléfono El programa empezó en Septiembre 9, de Lunes a Viernes de 3:00-6:00 P.M. y si quiere ser voluntario también debe de comunicase con Jennifer. PLANIFICACION NATURAL FAMILIAR(PFN) es una forma única de la educación en la fertilidad. Específicamente, la PFN es el título de los métodos naturales, saludables, y científicamente fiables de planificación de la familia. Estos métodos enseñan a las parejas casadas a identificar y comprender sus señales combinadas de fertilidad. Esta información les ayuda a lograr, o posponer, un embarazo. NFP ayuda a las parejas casadas a respetar el designio de Dios con respecto a la vida y el matrimonio. Además ayuda a fortalecer la unión entre los conyugues. El horario de las clases de PFN son Sábados a las 11:00AM los días, Febrero 17 y Abril 19. CLUB 133 Se acerca la época de Navidad, y si no sabe que dar a sus seres querido o amigos, considere darle una membrecía del Club 133, que distribuye $2000 en premios cada mes desde $1000 a $25. Un numero cuesta $55 por el año lo que significa solo $5 por mes. Esta es una forma de ayudar a la parroquia para mantenerla bonita. Las aplicaciones están en las puertas de la Iglesia o en la rectoría. HIJAS DE MARIA Las Hijas de María han confeccionado una canastas navideñas y ya están a la venta a un valor de $ Con el dinero recaudado de estas canastas navideñas se estará ayudando a las casas de orfanatorio locales. Cooperemos con esta noble causa especialmente en este tiempo de Navidad. FIN DE AÑO /TIEMPO DE IMPUESTOS A veces hay feligreses que les gustaría hacer una donación caritativa, entonces considere su parroquia para esta donación o también al grupo de San Vicente de Paul, le agradecemos su colaboración. ALIMENTOS PARA LOS MAS NECESITADOS La despensa de San Vicente de Paul necesita donaciones de alimentos no perecederos, como comida enlatada, pasta, cereales y detergente. Por favor dejar su donación en las canastas que se encuentran en la parte de atrás de la Iglesia. Gracias por su ayudad. VISITAS A LA IGLESIA Recuerde la Iglesia esta siempre abierta desde las 8:30 A.M. hasta las 8:30 P.M. para sus oraciones personales. De igual forma esta abierta la Capilla del edificio de Educación religiosa dos veces a la semana para Adoración al Santísimo Sacramento: los Miércoles después de la Misa del medio día hasta las 6:00 P.M. Y los Viernes de 6 a 9pm. Y Adoración al Santísimo en la Iglesia principal desde que termina la Misa del medio día hasta las 7:00 P.M. AYUDA PARA ASISTENCIA DE GAS Si necesita ayuda para calentar la casa en este tiempo de invierno llamar a Maureen en Waltham Council al teléfono