MAY 8, 2011 THIRD SUNDAY OF EASTER
Parish Lay Leadership FROM FR. DAN’S DESK….
Finance Council Chair…………………..Kimberly Schoolcraft
Parish Pastoral Council Co-Chairs……Kay Higgins, Ken Malo A Happy Mother’s Day to all this weekend! The names
Capital Campaign Chair ………………………...Peter Whelan of all mothers - living and deceased - that have been submitted
Fundraising Committee Chair…..………...……...Andrea York via the remembrance envelopes, have been placed on the Altar
Religious Education Advisory Committee ….. ...Beth Modlish, this weekend and will be especially remembered at all the
Lisa Laferriere Masses. Let us always give thanks to those who gave us life,
Diocesan Initiative Adolescent Catechesis ……Lisa Laferriere and let us pray that all women always recognize the sanctity of
RCIA ………………………………………..….. Deacon Paul life in the children they carry!
Parish Organizations This weekend we have the annual Mother’s Day Rose Sale
Grandparents w/o Borders (Seniors Group) ……...Kay Higgins to raise funds for Massachusetts Citizens for Life. As always
Rosary Sodality………………….Nancy Garen/Ursula Tuohey we thank Sandy O’Connor for organizing this wonderful effort
Social Justice…………………………….Andrea Cook-Hewitt for our Parish! Please stop by the table in the Gathering Space
Affiliated Organizations of the church, and pick up a fresh rose or two for someone
Cursillo Movement ……………………………...Karen Scahill special!
Schoenstatt Community…………………………..Gail Longey
Boy Scout Troop 821 …………………………….Joe Mitchell Just a reminder about the Pilgrimage Tour to Rome and
Girl Scouts…………………………….………...Pat O’Connor Southern Italy from November 6-15, 2011 with Fr. Al Fontana
Knights of Columbus Council #100..…………….Chris White and his Parish from Bristol Ct. It is sure to be a wonderful
Parish Ministries trip! I had a few inquiries from parishioners last week. If
Altar Servers……………………………………….Sue Fratini anyone would like a copy of the full itinerary, please call or e-
Baptismal Prep……………………………… Lou Mastroianni mail me.
Children’s Liturgy of the Word…………………….Sue Fratini
Eucharistic Ministers, Readers, Ushers………….Beth Modlish Also, I want to tell you about a wonderful Camp Experience
Homebound/Pastoral Care Ministry………….....Mary Federici for High School Students from the Parish. C.A.M.P.S. is a
Hospitality……………Marcia Daly, Jill Malo, Cheryl Johnson week long Catholic Faith–Based Summer Camp for High
Men’s Retreats/Spirituality…………………….…Deacon Paul School Students at Mah-Kee-Nac in Lenox, MA, from August
Music Ministry – Adult & Youth Choir……..….Melanie Peetz 15-20. It promises to be an incredible experience with over
Sacristans/Altar Guild……………………………..Bob Somers 250 young people from all around Massachusetts, and staffed
by youth ministers, college students, and adults. For more
information, check out the website online at
The Parish Office is located at the Parish Center. Entrance is
www.campsministry.com. In the coming weeks, we will
across from the Mary Garden. Hours: Monday through
probably be offering an Information Night with our
Friday, 8:30AM-3PM. Dianne is available to greet and assist
Parishioner, Nick Morganelli, who has been involved with
C.A.M.P.S. for many years, and who would be happy to
answer any questions. You can contact Nick directly at 572-
New parishioners may register by a telephone call to the Parish
Office, 562-3450, or fill out a registration card at the entrances
to the Center and place in the collection basket.
With all the “Thank You’s” mentioned in the bulletin last
Sacrament of Baptism weekend, I think I only missed one name, and its someone I
The Sacrament of Baptism is administered by appointment want to thank especially – Doris Poirier – our soloist and
only, and is scheduled on the third Sunday of each month. guitarist at the 11:00 AM Mass, who travels in each Sunday
Please call the Office to make arrangements. Note: at least one morning from Connecticut to be with us – we appreciate and
Godparent must be a Confirmed and active parishioner in their thank her for her gift of music in our Parish!
Sacrament of Marriage Have a great week everyone and enjoy the beautiful Spring
The Sacrament of Marriage is planned by an initial meeting weather! Alleluia! Alleluia!
with a priest or deacon, at least one year in advance.
Sacrament of the Sick God Bless!
The Sacrament of the Sick is an anointing, which is
administered by the priests, when requested. Pastoral care to Fr. Dan
the hospitalized sick and homebound is provided by the
pastoral staff, and trained parishioners. Notify the Office when
you or a family member is in a hospital or health care facility.
Please contact the Office regarding the loss of your loved one,
so we may assist your preparations for a meaningful Liturgy.
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MAY 8, 2011 THIRD SUNDAY OF EASTER
MOTHER’S DAY ROSE SALE
Schedule The Pioneer Valley Massachusetts Citizens for
May 14/15 Life will again conduct its Mother’s Day Rose
READERS Sale this weekend after all Masses. A donation would be
4:00PM John Lanoue 8:30AM Mary Regan greatly appreciated to support our efforts in defense of all
7:00AM Alex Trzasko Jr. 11:00AM Irene King human life.
EXTRAORDINARY MINISTERS ANNUAL CATHOLIC APPEAL
4:00PM Irene Exware, Dick Dintzner, Joyce Dintzner The Annual Catholic Appeal is the primary funding source for
7:00AM Alex Trzasko III, Michael Skehan, Phyllis Chlastawa the Take and Eat ministry of the Diocese of Springfield. Take
8:30AM Mary Federici, Marilyn Orszak, Irene Breton and Eat was founded by Deacon Frank Ryan and his wife,
11:00AM Denise Mercure, Karen Scahill, Lou Mastroianni Kathleen, in response to the need for weekend meal delivery to
homebound residents of the Berkshire area. In the years since
MASS SCHEDULE its founding, the program has expanded to include many
Saturday 5/7 3:15-3:45pm Confessions parishes in Holyoke, South Hadley, and beyond. Your dollars
4:00PM Leo Richard help to put food on the tables of nearly 1,800 clients each year.
3rd Anniv. Remembrance Thank you!
r/b wife, Marie
Sunday 5/8 7:00AM Dante Masciadrelli OUR STEWARDSHIP FOR APRIL 2011
r/b his family Regular and Development (Gold) $ collected $ 32,254
8:30AM Florence Zagrany Budget requirement for April 30,316
10th Anniv. Remembrance April net 1,938
11:00AM Richard & Bernice Bovat
Mortgage $ collected $ 3,963
r/b their children
Mortgage due for April 4,493
Monday 5/9 7:00AM Maureen Pelis
mortgage (deficit) (530)
r/b Kharmen Lopez DelCastillo
Tuesday 5/10 7:00AM For the People of the Parish
Wednesday 5/11 7:00AM Michael Sheehan The Staff at Harmony House are deeply grateful for the
Birthday Remembrance outpouring of support and generosity during our Trappistine
r/b his wife & sons Candy Sale on Palm Sunday weekend. The total amount raised
Thursday 5/12 9:00AM Communion Service was $1,705.50. Special thanks to Fr. Dan for inviting us and to
Friday 5/13 7:00AM Communion Service all the parishioners who participated. With deep appreciation
Saturday 5/14 8:00AM Paul Kim and blessings to all. Ruth E. Willemain, Director.
r/b Julie & Paul Kim
3:15-3:45pm Confessions RELIGIOUS EDUCATION REGISTRATION
4:00PM Edward Chrzanowski Religious Education Registrations for the 2011-12 year have
r/b his family begun. Registration forms can be downloaded from our
Sunday 5/15 7:00AM Florence & Roland Boutin website or picked up in the entrance of the Church.
r/b The Camerlin family Kindergarten and First Grade are every other Saturday
8:30AM Lelia & Frank Quinn morning from 9-10:30AM, Elementary is Sundays from 9:30-
r/b Jeanette Fletcher 10:45AM, Middle School is on Sunday Evenings from 5:30-
11:00AM Special Intention 6:45PM, and High School is Sunday Evenings from 7:00-
r/b Fr. Dan 8:30PM.
SUMMER VACATION BIBLE CAMP
SANCTUARY CANDLE Its not too early to mark your calendars for this year’s Parish
The Sanctuary Candle is burning Summer Vacation Bible Camp. The theme this year is
in memory of Armand “Pete” Racicot “PANDA-MONIUM”, and the setting will be far off land of
requested by his wife, Carol “China”. The dates for this year’s Camp are Aug. 1-5. If you
PARISH WEBSITE have not yet seen the effort that is put into our Parish Bible
Don’t forget – if you are away on any given weekend, you can Camps, you are missing a great deal. And if your child has not
still catch our Parish bulletin announcements at yet participated in one of our Camps, don’t let them miss out
www.diospringfield.org/olbs another year! Last year, over 60 children registered for the
Camp, with 40 teen and adult volunteers. It’s a great Faith-
based experience for children, at a modest price, in a fun,
Keep up with the latest in Catholic News here in our Diocese,
activity-filled setting. Again, mark your calendars for August
Country and in our World, by logging on to www.iobserve.org
1-5. Registration will be happening soon!
the Catholic News Service of the Diocese of Springfield.
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MAY 8, 2011 THIRD SUNDAY OF EASTER
SPRING FLING COME HOLY SPIRIT
The Cathedral Choir of Boys & Adults at St. The Catholic Charismatic Renewal of the Diocese of
Michael’s Cathedral, Springfield, will present an evening of Springfield will host a Pentecost celebration on Sunday, June
choral and instrumental music on Saturday, May 14 th at 12th from 1:00-6:00pm at the Holy Name Parish Center, 58
8:00pm. the featured work, Pergolesi’s Magnificat, will be Alderman Street, Springfield. Fr. Jeddie Brooks, Pastor of St.
performed as well as three Mozart pieces and ancient and Patrick’s Parish in Monson will be the featured speaker. Music
modern motets. The Cathedral Choir of Boys & Adults will be provided by Joe Lamothe’s Synergy. Fee: $15.00.
preserves and promotes the high artistic standards of cathedral Registration will begin at 12:30. A buffet supper will be
choral traditions from around the world. It is the only boy & served. For more information, please Lorraine Bernier at 547-
adult choir in the region. 0118.
GIFT WRAP ROLLS AND PAPER TOWEL ROLLS! EUCHARISTIC ROSARY PROCESSION
We are beginning to plan for Vacation Bible Camp and this The 9th Eucharistic Rosary Procession: “To Jesus,
year we will need a lot of empty gift wrap cardboard rolls and Through Mary, for Grace” will take place on Sunday, June
empty paper towel rolls. If you could save them for us and 12th, beginning at 2:00pm at the Church of St. Elizabeth Ann
drop them off at the Parish Center (across from the Mary Seton, 99 King Street, Northampton. At 2:30pm, we will
Garden) when you come to Mass it would be greatly process up Main Street, onto State Street, Trumbull Road and
appreciated. Thank you for your help. entering back into the church on King Street, concluding with
Adoration and Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament. We will
POOR BOX MAY& JUNE end at 4:30pm. A reception will follow with the location to be
BETHLEHEM HOUSE announced following the procession. For more information,
Bethlehem House is a Catholic organization that was founded call George or Brenda D’Astous at 413-296-4763 or 413-221-
in our area 5 years ago. The “parent organization” is the Lady 4372.
of Guadalupe located in Vermont which was founded 11 yrs IRISH CULTURAL CENTER
ago. This organization helps young women who find Be part of the excitement! The Irish Cultural Center
themselves pregnant and unmarried and uncertain of their at Elms College is sponsoring a spectacular 10-day
choices. Bethlehem House ministers to Catholic and non- “one-of-a-kind” tour to Ireland in 2012 (August 25-Sept. 3,
Catholic women. These young women have decided to keep 2012) that will include game tickets to the Notre Dame vs
their babies. When the women come to the Bethlehem House Navy football Game in Dublin. Advance booking is required
they are provided counseling, given maternity clothing should for this trip. The tour includes two nights in Dingle, two nights
they need it, baby items when she has the baby. Moms and in Kinsale, one night in Kilkenny and 3 nights in Dublin.
babies can receive services until the baby is approximately 2 Space is limited to only 45. $500 per person deposit required at
yr. old. Services include medical insurance if they need it, time of booking plus optional travel protection. Cost is $2,049
staying in school or getting their GED and legal help. This per person sharing a room (Land Only); Now is the time to
organization is also funded through the Catholic Appeal. Your reserve your space. For more information call Kathy Gallivan
generosity is greatly appreciated. at 536-9709 or visit www.Irish-Cairde.org.
FR HUGH CREAN LIBRARY
St. Vincent DePaul Just a reminder to visit the Fr. Hugh Crean Parish Lending
Help Line Library in the Confessional Room in the Church. The Library
568-5619 is dedicated to Fr. Crean, our former Pastor, and contains some
PROTECTING OUR CHILDREN wonderful spiritual books, tapes, videos and CD’s that are
The Diocese of Springfield Office of Counseling, Prevention available for borrowing. Please feel free to visit the Library
and Victim Services was established to fulfill the U.S. before or after Masses on the weekends. The Confessional/
Conference of Catholic Bishops’ commitment to the victims, Library Room is through the hall door off the Chapel.
survivors and family members of those who have suffered BOTTLE & CAN VOLUNTEERS NEEDED
from sexual abuse by clergy or anyone working for the As you know our Bottle & Can Redemption Program has been
Catholic Church. Our promise to protect and pledge to heal in existence since August of 2007, and has helped us raise
includes measures to ensure accountability, promote healing $14,819.70 for the church. That is an amazing figure at $.05
and reconciliation, and prevent future acts of abuse. To report for a bottle or can! We want to continue this important and
abuse or for further information, call the Office of Counseling, needed source of revenue for our Parish, and we thank Ron &
Prevention and Victim Services at 452-0624 or the confidential Linda Gerlip who initiated this Program and continue to
hotline at 800-742-9055. State law also requires that abuse coordinate it. They have worked with several volunteers in
and/or neglect of a minor must be reported to the Mass. Dept. helping with the redemption of the bottles & cans. Particularly,
of Social Services at 800-792-5200 or through local police. we thank the Getto and Wailgum Families for all their work
VOCATIONS over the last several years! We are looking for a couple of new
“They recognized Him in the breaking of the bread.” Through individuals or families willing to take a turn in helping the
the ministry of priesthood, brotherhood or sisterhood, people Parish in this Program. If you can assist or would like more
will continue to find Jesus. If you think He may be calling you information, please contact Ron Gerlip at 562-9057. Thank
to a Church vocation, call Fr. Gary Dailey at 452-0811 or you and God Bless! The total for March was $ 206.85.
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