SECOND SUNDAY OF ADVENT
FOURTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME JANUARY 29, 2012
FROM THE DESK OF THE CAMPUS MINISTER….
Led by our Pastor, Father Brian, 100 Saint Mary’s students
joined 400,000 others at the March for Life in Washington DC this past
weekend!! More than that, led by Father Brian – our young people
were inspired to give a voice to voiceless beyond their marching shoes!
SATURDAY, JANUARY 28 The power of a young person, who knows their identity in Christ, can
4:00pm Arlene & Larry Brooks change the world!
SUNDAY, JANUARY 29 Blessed John Paul II, my idol, stated that the youth are the
7:00am Pro Populo protagonist of the New Evangelization, and in my 18 years of minister-
9:00am John & Alice Smith ing to young people- I BELIEVE HIM! Papa gave our young people a gift,
11:00am Dorothy & Antonio Basile he told them who they were in Christ and that they are loved and val-
6:00pm Anna Kasle & family ued, created in love - destined for greatness!
MONDAY, JANUARY 30 Blessed John Paul II knew if he extended an invitation to young
9:00am School Liturgy people they would respond!!! And respond they did! All people RE-
5:15pm Peg & Jack Callahan SPOND to the Gospel when it is preached in its entirety (Acts; 20-21).
TUESDAY, JANUARY 31 We were created with the words of truth embedded in our heart long-
5:15pm Linda Horrocks (living) ing for love, and we cannot help but respond to TRUTH and LOVE when
we hear it. We know it when we hear it, we know Him when we see
WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 1
Him. As adults it maybe more of an inkling or an “Aha! moment,”
5:15pm Marie & Patrick Leahy (living)
whereas for teens it’s often more of a “YEHAAAAAAAAAAAAW mo-
THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 2 ment.” The power of young person on FIRE with the Holy Spirit in Jesus
5:15pm Carolyn Marie Taylor Christ is powerful enough to change the world!!
FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 3 What we need are leaders, witnesses, bold enough to extend
5:15pm Rose Marie Guerriero the invitation like Blessed John Paul II did – to tell young people the
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 4 beautiful value they possess – to tell them who they are (in Christ), that
4:00pm Daisy Crime they are loved and that they are called!!!
SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 5 Father Brian did just that last year at our School liturgy when
7:00am Pro Populo our teens returned from the March for Life!! At this Mass Father hand-
9:00am Linda Horrocks (living) ed a few newspapers to one of the 700 students in the congregation
11:00am Warren Otterson and asked her to find the article on the March for Life (which there
6:00pm Sr. Eliana Wachu were over 400,000 in attendance). Four newspapers later our student
came up with ONE 8 sentence article - with a picture of PRO ABORTION
JANUARY MEMORIALS activists...Father pointed out among the 400,000 PROLIFERS represent-
ed he never even saw these protesters - and asked the students to con-
sider HOW STRANGE when so many young people are gathered with
The altar bread and wine have been donated
one goal, one voice, for something so POSITIVE as LIFE ITSELF why were
in loving memory of
they were not being heralded in the media. The students clearly re-
JOHN & CATHERINE CLOONAN membered (a year later) Father's words that day in Church ---- "YOU
By Barbara Cloonan ARE BEING IGNORED" and your message, your life your mission is too
IMPORTANT to be ignored.
So this year our 100 pilgrims took the time to write some very
The altar bread and wine have been donated
powerful letters to every local news media. Maybe you noticed the
in loving memory of
front page article in the Lynn Item last week? It is pretty wonderful to
MARGUERITE & GEORGE HARRINGTON see “CHOOSE LIFE” on the front of a secular newspaper. All because
By Donna Harrington-Lee our Pastor shepherded them – invited them, told them who they were
(in Christ), and called them to Love and Truth!
Thank you Father Brian for all the ways you call our young
SANCTUARY LIGHT people – and all of us to Love and Truth – who is Christ Himself!!!!
This candle signals the Eucharistic pres-
ence of the Lord Jesus in the tabernacle Andrea Alberti
and burns continuously. Campus Minister
This week the Sanctuary Light in the
Church burns for
By her loving granddaughter
St. Mary’s students at March for Life
in Washington D.C.
ST. MARY’S PARISH Lynn, MA
ST. MARY’S SOCIAL CLUB EVENT
The Reagle Players Theatre Production of
“A LITTLE BIT OF IRELAND”
Catholic Schools Week is January 29 - February 5
Sunday Afternoon, 1:00pm, March 18
Please join the St. Mary’s School community at the
9:00am Mass on Monday, January 29. Best Group Reserved Seats... Only $59.00
Come along with Fr. Flynn to enjoy a great
Irish Festival of Song, Laughter and Dance.
PLEASE REMEMBER IN YOUR PRAYERS Be sure to book early for
“The Biggest Little Irish Show Around!”
Please pray for those who have died
Call the rectory - 781 598-4907
for details on times and to reserve your space.
$25.00 deposit due by January 31.
Pray also for the sick, those who grieve the loss Final due February 17 One Bus only…
of loved ones, for those who seek shelter, em- Don’t be left out. Book Today!
ployment and the basic necessities of life, and for
peace and justice in the world.
LECTOR AND EUCHARISTIC MEETING: All lectors and
Eucharistic Ministers need to attend an important formation and
training meeting. All meetings will take place in the Church.
For Lectors meeting dates are:
Last weekend we collected $5,149 in our weekly offertory . Tuesday, January 31 at 7:00pm or
Each week we need the collection to be $6,125 in order to Saturday, February 4 at 11:00am
meet our parish operating budget For Eucharist Ministers dates are:
Our Grand Annual Pledges thus far total $41,795 Monday, January 30 at 7:00pm or
pledged by 151 donors. Our aim is to have everyone Saturday, February 4 at 1:00pm
contribute so we can reach our goal of $50,000.
All meetings will cover the same information and your attendance
This money once again is to assist us in our
is required at only one of them. If have not already please con-
tact the parish office and let us know which one you will be
THIS WEEKEND’S SECOND ENVELOPE: The second enve- attending, so we can plan accordingly. Thank you.
lope for this weekend supports the Church in Latin America
NEW TIMES FOR CHOIR PRACTICE:
(CLA). The CLA provides support for pastoral projects in
Adult Choir Practice will now be held on Friday
financially poor dioceses in Latin America and the Caribbe-
evenings in the Church from 7:00-8:00pm and
an. CLA funds catechetical and lay leadership programs,
Children's Choir Practice will be immediately
youth ministry, evangelization programs, and formation
following the 4:00pm Mass on Saturdays with
programs for religious, priests and deacons. CLA is making
free Piano lessons to Choir members from
it possible for the Catholic faithful in the Western hemi-
6:00pm to 6:30pm. Please call Greg Miller, Music
sphere to help each other. Please visit www.usccb.org/
Director with any questions, 617-548-5744.
latinamerica for more information.
NEXT WEEKEND’S SECOND ENVELOPE is for the Winter
Thank you for your continued sacrifice to
MARK YOUR CALENDARS FOR SIGN UP SUNDAY!
support our parish!
FEBRUARY 11 - 12
“Why Catholic?” is a program based in Scripture and the Cate-
ST. MARY’S TREE OF LIFE FOOD chism of the Catholic Church that provides a firm foundation
PANTRY’S MONTHLY FOOD DRIVE for reflection, discussion and faith sharing. Sharing in small
will be next weekend, February 4 & 5th. groups offers the time, space and direction to reflect on one’s
We are in need cans of soup or corn. We relationship with God and others. We hope you join us!
thank you for all that you do.
ST. MARY’S PARISH Lynn, MA
ST. MARY’S PARISH
MON 10-12pm Food Pantry (Bread)
GRADES K-6 5:45 pm Medugorje Group
Religious Education Sunday, January 29 7:00 pm AA Meeting, CRI
our Kindergarten Class will host the 9:00am Mass 7:30 pm Haitian Charismatic
classes immediately follow Prayer (Chapel)
TUE 6:45 pm Bingo
FAITH FORMATION FRIDAYS FOR GRADES 7 & 8 WED 10-12pm Food Pantry (Groceries)
Next meeting is Friday, February 3rd 7:00pm Boy Scout Meetings
6:30pm to 8:30pm in Conference Room One FRI 7:00pm Adult Choir Practice (Church)
SAT 9:00 am AA meeting, CR1
++PLEASE NOTE THE JANUARY 29TH 4:45pm Children’s Choir Practice (Church)
CONFIRMATION CLASS IS CANCELLED++ 6:00pm Bingo
NEXT CONFIRMATION CLASS: Sunday, February 26th
Students should arrive by 5:45pm in the Chapel for attend-
THIS WEEK’S EVENTS
ance. The Class will celebrate the 6:00pm Mass in the SUN 1-29 Rel Ed Classes for K-6 - 9:00am Mass
Chapel and return to the O’Brien Lecture Hall Baptism Prep Class after 11am Mass
Bonsoir freres et soeurs, je vous salue dans le nom de notre Sei- FOOD PANTRY DRIVE NEXT WEEKEND
gneur. Je veux vous faire part de la visite des membres du con-
sulat Haitien de Boston dans notre communiaute le dimanche
FUNDRAISER FOR LYNN
29 Janvier. Ils seront a notre messe de 1h 30 pm et participeront
a notre repas apres la messe. Prenez le temps de les saluer et les
(LSA): North Shore Acappella, the
accueillir comme il le faut. Merci et que Dieu vous benisse tous.
fan favorite on NBC’s The Sing-Off
Pere Gabriel Lormeus
-- will perform a Benefit for LSA at
Lynn Veteran Memorial Auditori-
BAPTISM PREPARTION CLASS um, 3 City Hall Square, on Friday,
The class will take place this Sunday, January 29th immediate- March 16,at 7:30pm. Ticket Pricing: $42 [order online at
ly following the 11:00am Mass in Church. The next class is www.lsahome.org under Event]. This will be one-show-only,
Sunday, February 26th. If you are expecting a child or plan- right here in Lynn. Don’t miss out! For more details on the
ning to baptize your child here at St. Mary’s please join us. For benefit, please visit the Facebook page at http://
the Baptism Preparation Class Schedule or more information www.facebook.com/NSAlynn."
please call the Parish Office.
DONATE YOUR OLD CAR - HELP NEEDY -
MARRIAGE PREPARATION CLASS: RECEIVE TAX DEDUCTION OF $500+
Sacred Heart Parish will be hosting a Marriage Cars For Help, a 501(c)3 not-for-profit charity, is working to
Preparation program on Friday evening, strengthen individual churches and various Catholic charities
March 9 and Saturday, March 10. The fee is through vehicle donations. The process is fast, easy and re-
$75.00 per couple. For more information or quires just a phone call or visit to our website. If you would
to register please contact Donna & Deacon like to donate a vehicle in any condition or have questions
Dick Field at 781-593-0437 or please call 630-695-9272 or visit www.CarsForHelp.com. With
email@example.com. the mention of this bulletin notice 25% of your vehicle dona-
tion proceeds will go directly to St. Mary’s Parish.
SPARTAN DOLLAR$ RAFFLE
CALLING ALL COOKS!
St. Mary’s High School announces, $partan
Dollar$ Raffle. The Prizes are: 1stprize St . Mary’s is going to publish a cookbook
$8,500 tuition credit; or $6,000 Cash; 2nd for the upcoming 150th anniversary. We
prize $1,000 Cash; 3rd prize $500 Cash; welcome all parishioners to submit reci-
and 4thprize $250 Gift Certificate pes. There are forms available at the back
to school bookstore or $125 Cash. Each of the main church and the chapel for you
ticket is $125 only 400 tickets will be sold. Tickets must be to submit your recipes or visit our website
purchased by February 28 at noon. To purchase tickets, please www.stmaryslynn.org and print one! Please leave your com-
contact Katie Dearing at St. Mary’s High School, Office of Ad- pleted recipes in the baskets at the doors of the Church and
vancement, 35 Tremont St, Lynn, MA 01902, 781-586-2018; or Chapel. Thank you!
via e-mail at: firstname.lastname@example.org.