1 SAINT GEORGE CATHOLIC CHURCH 74 School Street Framingham, MA ST. GEORGE CATHOLIC PARISH IS DEDICATED TO CREATING A CARING, COMPASSIONATE COMMUNITY WHERE BELIEVERS CAN PURSUE GOD S KINGDOM IN FAITH AND GRACE. Website: Telephones and s: Rectory: Fax: Religious Ed K5: #2 Religious Education 612: #3 Facilities Music Ministry Finance BAPTISMS: Are celebrated monthly. Please call the Rectory one month in advance to schedule catechesis for the celebration of the Sacrament MARRIAGE: Couples should contact a Priest, or Pastoral Associate at least six months before the proposed wedding date. Marriage Preparation is required in the Archdiocese of Boston. CARE OF THE SICK AND ELDERLY: Please notify us if a family member or friend would like to receive Communion at home, or would like a visit in the hospital. Sunday Mass Schedule Saturday Vigil 4:00 PM Sunday 8:00 and 10:30 AM Daily Mass Schedule Monday /Tuesday/Wednesday/Saturday 9:00 AM Holy Day Mass Schedule will be as announced Confessions Saturday at 3:15 PM or by appointment STAFF PASTOR Reverend John M. Rowan PASTORAL ASSOCIATE Sr. Ann Marie McAndrews, S.N.D. RELIGIOUS EDUCATION Paula Dolliver DRE Gr. K through 5, & Pastoral Ministry Terry Stramowski CRE Gr. 6 through 12 Youth Ministry MUSIC MINISTRY Laura Romeo, Director Chet Laskosky, Conductor ADMINISTRATIVE Cheryl Pisan, Secretary FACILITIES Richard Garvey Sexton Peter DeVito
2 ST. GEORGE PARISH, FRAMINGHAM, MA Saturday, April 13, :00am Mass of the Day 4:00pm Bill McMahon (2nd Anniversary) Sunday, April 14, :00am Nancy Ashkar (15th Anniversary) 10:30am Dennis Marzakis (6th Anniversary) Monday, April 15, :00am Lucy Ciempa (40th Anniversary) Tuesday, April 16, :00am Mass of the Day Wednesday, April 17, :00am Mass of the Day HOLY THURSDAYAPRIL 18, :00am Morning Prayer Lower Church 7:30pm Liturgy Mass of the Lord s SupperUpper Church (Food for the poor and the Lenten Rice bowls may be brought to this liturgy) GOOD FRIDAYAPRIL 19, :00AM Morning Prayer Lower Church 3:00pm Solemn Liturgy of Good Friday HOLY SATURDAY, APRIL 20, 2019 THERE WILL BE NO 9:00am Morning Prayer 7:30PM EASTER VIGIL (NO CONFESSIONSNO 4:00PM MASS) EASTER SUNDAY APRIL 21, :00am LiturgyUpper Church 10:30am LiturgyUpper Church This week s bulletin was printed before offertory collection totals were completed. Thank you for your generous support. As he rode along, the people were spreading their cloaks on the road; the whole multitude of his disciples began to praise God aloud with joy for all the mighty deeds they had seen. Lk 19:36, 37b Readings for the week of April 14, 2019 Sunday: Lk 19:2840 (37)/Is 50:47/Ps 22:89, 1718, 1920, [2a]/Phil 2:611/Lk 22:1423:56 or 23:149 Monday: Is 42:17/Ps 27:1, 2, 3, 1314 [1a]/Jn 12:111 Tuesday: Is 49:16/Ps 71:12, 34a, 5ab6ab, 15 and 17 [cf. 15ab]/Jn 13:2133, 3638 Wednesday: Is 50:49a/Ps 69:810, 2122, 31 and 3334 [14c]/ Mt 26:1425 Thursday: Chrism Mass: Is 61:13a, 6a, 8b9/Ps 89:2122, 25 and 27 /Rv 1:58/Lk 4:1621 Evening Mass of the Lord's Supper: Ex 12:18, 1114/Ps 116:12 13, 1516bc, 1718 [cf. 1 Cor 10:16]/1 Cor 11:2326/Jn 13:1 15 Friday: Is 52:1353:12/Ps 31:2, 6, 1213, 1516, 17, 25 [Lk 23:46]/Heb 4:1416; 5:79/Jn 18:119:42 Saturday: Vigil: Gn 1:12:2 or 1:1, 2631a/Ps 104:12, 56, 10, 12, 1314, 24, 35  or Ps 33:45, 67, 1213, 2022 [5b]/Gn 22:118 or 22:12, 9a, 1013, 1518/Ps 16:5, 8, 910, 11 /Ex 14:1515:1/Ex 15:12, 34, 56, 1718 [1b]/Is 54:514/Ps 30:2, 4, 56, 1112, 13 [2a]/Is 55:111/Is 12:23, 4, 56 /Bar 3:9 15, 324:4/Ps 19:8, 9, 10, 11 [Jn 6:68c]/Ez 36:1617a, 1828/Ps 42:3, 5; 43:3, 4 [42:2] or Is 12:23, 4bcd, 56  or Ps 51:12 13, 1415, 1819 [12a]/Rom 6:311/Ps 118:12, 1617, 2223/ Lk 24:112 Next Sunday: Acts 10:34a, 3743/Ps 118:12, 1617, 2223 /Col 3:14 or 1 Cor 5:6b8/Jn 20:19 or Lk 24:112 or Lk 24:1335 Today is Palm/Passion Sunday which begins Holy Week, the most solemn week of the Church year. I invite all to participate in the Liturgies of Holy Week that they may help us deepen our relationship with Christ.
3 PALM SUNDAY OF THE PASSION OF THE LORD ST. GEORGE PARISH OUTREACH PROGRAMS A PLACE TO TURN April items needed; Canned beef stew, canned ravioli, peanut butter and jelly, coffee (regular or decaf), juice boxes, Pick up will be April 29th. Thank you! REMEMBERING THOSE IN THE ARMED FORCES Keep our service men and women who are defending our country in your prayers. Today is Palm Sunday and the beginning of the holiest of Christian weeks. Let us pray for the grace to take up our own cross and to follow Jesus through death to new life. We are here to help those in need. Just call the rectory office at and a St. Vincent de Paul member will return your call. VIGIL CANDLES Candles have been lit recently for: Arthur, Florence and Paul Beland; Special Intention for Life; In Memory of the Elliott and Breton families, by Jim and Gerri Elliott. Ministry to the Homebound Please call the rectory office if you know someone who is unable to attend Mass but would like to receive Holy Communion. The Framingham Lions Club collects eyeglasses and hearing aids in the box located at the back of the church. The glasses provide the gift of sight to hundreds of people to cannot afford them. The hearing aids are distributed through the Lions Hearing Foundation. Thank you for your donations. PRAYER SHAWLS Do you or someone you know need God s comfort, grace or peace? Consider giving a prayer shawl from the Prayer Shawl Ministry knit or crocheted with prayers and blessed at Mass. They are a symbol of an unconditionally loving God. They comfort, enfold, give solace, beauty and warmth. Please call the rectory office at for more information. These prayer shawls are gifted from this ministry. PINE STREET INN Low Sugar Cereals such as Cheerios/ Wheaties or Shredded Wheat/Oatmeal packets (variety would be nice ) Canned Black Beans/ Canned Red Kidney Beans /Tomato Sauce /Diced Tomatoes. Donations are being delivered to Pine Street Inn on the first Monday of each month, 12 months a year. Please bring your items to the rectory breezeway before 3PM on the first Monday each month. Thank you.
4 ~April 14, 2019~ REMINDER: NO CFF THIS WEEK Sunday and Monday, April 14 and 15 for Patriot s Day and school vacation. Also: NO CFF NEXT Sunday, April 21 for Easter Sunday. Monday CFF resumes April 22. We wish you all a blessed Holy Week and Happy Easter! Grade 612 Youth Ministry Notes: Spring Can and Bottle Drive! The shed will be open to collect redeemable cans and bottles during April and May (please wait for the snow to go away!). Bring your soda cans and bottles! Proceeds go to the St George Youth Ministry program. Please note: we collect redeemable bottlesthe ones you paid a 5 cent deposit on. Please don t bring bottles that once contained, water, juice, or tea. The redemption center doesn t take them. And as always, please, no glass! Confirmation 2019: Confirmation is May 19, 2019 at 1pm. We have a class of 20 very dedicated Confirmandi, and will be very proud to put them forward this year to be confirmed as young Catholic adults. Bishop Robert Reed will preside over the Mass; we hope you will all plan to attend! We ask for your prayers for Jennie Dallamora and Joann Cloutier whose funerals were celebrated this week. We ask you to keep Jennie and Joann along with their families in your prayers at this time. CLERGY HEALTH AND RETIREMENT TRUST Special Easter Collection From offering First Communion and daily Eucharist to blessing our marriages or our loved ones as they are called home to God, our priests in good standing, especially our senior priests, have always answered our calls. Like us, they are troubled by the current evets taking place in the Church, yet they are still there for us. Help us care for the health and wellbeing of our senior priests in good standing by graciously supporting them in our annual Easter collection next week. Boston priests answer the call. Thank you in advance for your prayers and support. Funds from this special collection are managed by the Clergy Health and Retirement Trustan independently managed trust with a majority lay board of trustees. The funds are used for the sole benefit of active and senior priests in good standing. Thank you to all who have participated in the St. George Parish 2019 Catholic Appeal campaign. If you have yet to participate in this year s Catholic Appeal, please visit bostoncatholicappeal.org or pick up a pledge form available at all doors of the church. Thank you for your prayers and support. St. Bridget Parish in Framingham is seeking a Director of Faith Formation (DFF) to oversee the existing faith formation program for students in grades 110, under the direction of the Pastor and Parochial Vicar. To apply, send resume & cover letter to
5 ~April 14, 2019~ Daily Lenten Reflections Palm/Passion Sunday of Lent A Time to Follow Jesus If any want to become my followers, let them deny themselves and take up their cross daily and follow me. Luke 9:23 What cross might Jesus be asking me to take up now in my life? Monday Holy Week A Time to Renounce Evil Christ Jesus humbled himself and became obedient to the point of deatheven death on a cross. Philippians 2:8 How might I lessen the suffering of those around me in some way today? Tuesday Holy Week A Time to Conquer Evil We proclaim Christ crucified, a stumbling block to Jews and foolishness to Gentiles, but...god s foolishness is wiser than human wisdom, and God s weakness is stronger than human strength. 1 Corinthians 1:2425 What evil must I reject so that suffering will be lessened in the world around me? Wednesday Holy Week A Time to Trust In God You, O Lord, are my hope, my trust, O LORD, from my youth. Psalm 715 When have I felt most abandoned by others or by God, yet trying to hope for new life? Holy Thursday A Time to Help One Another Do you know what I have done to you? John 13:12 To whom might I reach out today to help with whatever is most needed? Good Friday A Time to Carry My Cross God so loved the world that he gave his only Son, so that everyone who believes in him may not perish but may have eternal life. John 3:16 What new life have I been experiencing this Lent as I have drawn closer to the suffering Jesus? Holy Saturday A Time to Remember Remember what he told you when he was still in Galilee. And they remembered his words. Luke 24:6, 8 What might I most want to remember about my Lenten experience with God, Jesus and the Holy Spirit? Please consider signing up for WeShare Electronic Offertory. We have 12 families already signed up on the program and would like to be at 100 by September. To set up your online giving account with WeShare, please visit Yard Sale! Coming May 11, 2019! Time to clean out attics, closets, garages, basements and donate those gently used but still good items to the St George Parish Youth Ministry Yard Sale! Donations can be dropped off between 11:30a and 2p April 7(for early birds!);april 14; April 28; andmay 5. Toys, books, movies, music, clothes (in good condition), knickknacks, jewelry,small household appliances (think toaster ovens or sewing machines), and small furniture pieces are all acceptable.
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