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, May 4, :00am NO MASS TODAY 4:00pm Irene O Malley (12th Anniversary) SUNDAY, May 5, :00am People Of Our Parish 10:30am Rosemary Hanna (2nd Anniversary) Devon Hanna (49th Anniversary) Monday, May 6, :00am Jim Elliott, Jr. (14th Anniversary) Tuesday, May 7, :00am Barbara Marsh (2nd Anniversary) Wednesday, May 8, :00am Sherry Rousseau (4th Anniversary) Thursday, May 9, :00am No Mass Friday, May 10, :00am No Mass Saturday, May 11, :00am Mass of the Day 4:00pm People Of Our Parish Sunday, May 12, :00am Mass of the Day 10:30am Deceased Mothers of St. George Parish & of its parishioners Weekly $5, Monthly $ Total $6, Thank you for your generous support! We are requesting volunteers to assist at our Sunday 8am and 10:30am Masses (Readers and Eucharistic Ministers) Ministers usually serve once a month when we have a full roster. If you are interested, please call the rectory to sign up ( ). We will then schedule a training workshop for all our new volunteers. Please NOTE: All volunteers must be 17 or older and will be CORI d. Jesus said to them, "Come, have breakfast." And none of the disciples dared to ask him, "Who are you?" because they realized it was the Lord. Jesus came over and took the bread and gave it to them, and in like manner the fish. Jn 21:1213 Readings for the week of May 5, 2019 Sunday: Acts 5:2732, 40b41/Ps 30:2, 4, 56, 1112, 13 [2a]/Rv 5:1114/Jn 21:119 or 21:114 Monday: Acts 6:815/Ps 119:2324, 2627, 2930 [1ab]/Jn 6:22 29 Tuesday: Acts 7:518:1a/Ps 31:3cd4, 6 and 7b and 8a, 17 and 21ab [6a]/Jn 6:3035 Wednesday: Acts 8:1b8/Ps 66:13a, 45, 67a /Jn 6:3540 Thursday: Acts 8:2640/Ps 66:89, 1617, 20 /Jn 6:4451 Friday: Acts 9:120/Ps 117:1bc, 2 [Mk 16:15]/Jn 6:5259 Saturday: Acts 9:3142/Ps 116: 1213, 1415, 1617 /Jn 6:60 69 Next Sunday: Acts 13:14, 4352/Ps 100:12, 3, 5 [3c]/Rv 7:9, 14b17/Jn 10:2730 Congratulations to our children who received their First Holy Communion this weekend. Thank you to Ms. Paula Dolliver, the catechists and their families for preparing the children so well for this important day in their lives. MAY CROWNING On this Mother s Day, May 12th, at the 10:30am Mass, we will be inviting the children to participate in the crowning of the Blessed Mother Statue.
3 3rd SUNDAY OF EASTER ST. GEORGE PARISH OUTREACH PROGRAMS A PLACE TO TURN Items for May 2019: Size 5 and 6 diapers, baby wipes, body lotion. Canned tuna, canned chicken, rice, canned fruit. Thank you! REMEMBERING THOSE IN THE ARMED FORCES Keep our service men and women who are defending our country in your prayers. In this Sunday s Gospel, the disciples in their struggle finally recognize Jesus and proclaim It is the Lord! 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: William J. Smalley; 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 THANK YOU and GOD BLESS YOU to all the Catechists who have shared their faith, time, talents, and treasures with the children of the parish teachers, substitute teachers, hall monitors, and aides! Congratulations and God's blessings to the children who celebrated their First Communion. And a big THANK YOU and God bless you to all the folks who helped to make First Communion happen for them. Reminder: Last classes of the season for K5 are this week, Sunday, May 5 and Monday, May 6. Registration for will be offered soon. Please watch the bulletin and your mail/ for Registration days and times. We expect to offer classes as follows: K5: Sunday mornings & Monday afternoons Middle School and Confirmation: Sunday evenings. If you are new to the parish or to Religious Ed/ CatholicFaithFormation, and your child was not baptized at St George, please obtain a copy of his/ her Baptism Certificate and plan to bring it to Registration. Thank you. Also, please consider volunteering for the season as catechist/teacher, substitute teacher, or hall monitor. Information and volunteer sheets will be available at Registration, or you may contact us at #2 or churchofstgeorge.org for K5; #3 or for Middle School and Confirmation. Thank you! Grade 612 Youth Ministry Notes: Spring Can and Bottle Drive! The shed will be open to collect redeemable cans and bottles during in 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! ~May 5, 2019~ To the Parishioners of St. George: I cannot express my thanks enough to all of you who were so present to me at the time of my sister Joan s death. Your attendance at the wake, Funeral, greeting me at the back of the church, Mass cards, phone calls assuring me of your prayers helped me get through two very difficult weeks. My thanks especially to Fr. Rowan for his daily compassion, care and especially concelebrating the Funeral Mass will never be forgotten. Ann Marie, SND den We ask for your prayers for Lucille Thibodeau, William Campbell and Vivian Borman, whose funerals were celebrated this week. We ask you to keep Lucille, William and Vivian along with their families in your prayers at this time. May 5, 2019
5 ~May 5, 2019~ EASTER FLOWER OFFERING Additional flower donations In Memory of Stanley Mattis Anne & Bill Davis Noreen Murphy Roger & Marie Aube The Aube and Bradley Families Donations also given by: Marie Condon Mr. & Mrs. John O Neill Mr. & Mrs. Manning Mr. & Mrs. Kenneth Cusano Birthright Carnations May 11th & 12th The Mother s Day Carnation Project is the primary fundraising event held by Birthright of Framingham. The Birthright center is staffed entirely by volunteers who offer friendship, emotional support and practical assistance to women in crisis pregnancy. Birthright does not charge for its services, but relies on donations from generous supporters to continue helping pregnant women in need. Your support is deeply appreciated. Checks can be made out to Birthright of Framingham, 79A Main St., Framingham, Yard Sale! May 11, 2019! Yard Sale! Coming May 11, 2019 beginning 9:00am! 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 May 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. Please: no computer monitors or televisions, or any item over 30 lbs. Volunteers most welcome! If you would like to help with collections, or on the day of the yard sale with setup,sales, restocking tables, or cleanup, please call the Religious Education office, # 3. And thank you! First Communion Prayer Dear Jesus, through bread and wine at the Last Supper, and by your holy word, you gave the Eucharist to your church. You transformed common food and drink into your Body and Blood, and offered us a share in your life in ways we still cannot fully understand. Grant now that these young people will always treasure the gift they have in you. Give them the grace to be faithful to you and to remain in communion with your church. As they receive their first Communion, the Bread of Life and Cup of Salvation, make them always aware of the hope they have for eternal life in you. Amen. The Monday Morning Mass Group annual spring luncheon will take place on Monday, June 3rd at the Bella Costa Restaurant in Framingham at 12noon. If you would like to join us, flyers are available with the details at all entrances of the church. Payment must be received no later than Wednesday, May 27th. Everyone is Welcome!! St. George Morning Mass Group Please join us May 5th. Great conversation and refreshments following the 9am Mass. All are welcome to attend!
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