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 20, :00am NO Morning Prayer 7:30PM EASTER VIGIL (NO CONFESSIONSNO 4:00PM MASS) EASTER SUNDAY, April 21, :00am LiturgyUpper Church 10:30am LiturgyUpper Church Monday, April 22, :00am Mass of the Day Tuesday, April 23, :00am Mass of the Day Wednesday, April 24, :00am Mass of the Day Thursday, April 25, :00am No Mass Friday, April 26, :00am No Mass Saturday, April 27, :00am Mass of the Day 4:00pm People of Our Parish Sunday, April 28, :00am Mary Friel (7th Anniversary) Gines LopezPena (1st Anniversary) 10:30am Robert Tomasseli (3rd Anniversary) James A. Conway, Sr. & James A. Conway, Jr. This week s bulletin was printed before offertory collection totals were completed. Thank you for your generous support. 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. The women who had come from Galilee with Jesus took the spices they had prepared and went to the tomb. They found the stone rolled away from the tomb; but when they entered, they did not find the body of the Lord Jesus. Lk 24:1b3 Readings for the week of April 21, 2019 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 Monday: Acts 2:14, 2233/Ps 16:12a and 5, 78, 910, 11 /Mt 28:815 Tuesday: Acts 2:3641/Ps 33:45, 1819, 20 and 22 [5b]/Jn 20:11 18 Wednesday: Acts 3:110/Ps 105:12, 34, 67, 89 [3b]/Lk 24:13 35 Thursday: Acts 3:1126/Ps 8:2ab and 5, 67, 89 [2ab]/Lk 24:35 48 Friday: Acts 4:112/Ps 118: 12 and 4, 2224, 2527a /Jn 21:114 Saturday: Acts 4:1321/Ps 118:1 and 1415ab, 1618, 1921 [21a]/Mk 16:915 Next Sunday: Acts 5:1216/Ps 118:24, 1315, 2224 /Rv 1:9 11a, 1213, 1719/Jn 20:1931 May the joy and peace of the Risen Lord be with you all. On behalf of the Parish Staff and myself, I would like to extend our best wishes that you have a blessed and happy Easter. I would also like to thank those who helped make our celebration of the Triduum and Easter so special: our parish staff, our music ministers, those who served and ministered at the liturgies, those who decorated and prepared the church so beautifully, our ushers and the presence of all gathered together in prayer. Gratitude is also extended to the Longden family for their important assistance at the Easter Vigil in preparing the fire.
3 EASTER SUNDAY 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 we celebrate the feast of Easter, like Mary Magdalene and the Disciples we find the challenge of also seeing and believing the resurrection. 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 21, 2019~ REMINDER: REMINDER: NO CFF THIS SUNDAY, April 21 for Easter Sunday. MONDAY CFF resumes this week, April 22. We wish you all a blessed 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! 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!! A message from our Music Director, Ms. Laura Romeo Thank you so much to our St. George Choir members for their hours of practice, and for their generosity to the parish in sharing their musical time and talents! If you would like to join us, please contact Ms. Laura Romeo, Director of Music Ministry either after the 10:30am Mass on Sunday mornings, or The St. George Parish Activities Committee would like to thank all our parishioners who contributed to our Annual Easter Basket Project. With your support we were able to donate over 90 beautiful baskets and more than $350 in gift cards and monetary donations to St. Bridget Food Pantry and A Place To Turn!
5 ~April 21, 2019~ Daily Lenten Reflections Easter Sunday A Time for New Life Go quickly and tell his disciples that he has risen. Matthew 28:7 How have I most experienced Christ alive and working in me and my life now through his Holy Spirit? EASTER PRAYER Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia! Let the threefold joyful shout resound throughout a world sighing in darkness and death because the Lord is risen from the tomb this day. He has broken the chains of death that once held bound all of Adam's race. He smashed asunder death's oppressive hand and restored life to all who bore the ancient curse. Christ is triumphant over the powers of darkness and brings light and life to all believers. Therefore, friends, rejoice with strong hearts and let the church echo the joyful sound of heaven's choir and all of earth's creation. With great acclamation and holy praise we cry out: Alleluia! Alleluia! ALLELUIA! Amen. 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! 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 April 7 (for early birds!); April 14; April 28; and 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, EXT 3. And thank you!
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