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					                  FEBRUARY BULLETIN - February 6, 13, 20 & 27, 2011
PASTOR                                                           WEEKEND MASS SCHEDULE
Father Terence Kilcoyne              978-456-3563
frtkilcoyne@aol.com                                                           Saturday Vigil
                                                              5:00 P.M.       St. Theresa Church
DEACON                                                                        Sunday Masses
Court Shields                        978-779-0431
meshields1@verizon.net                                        8:45 A.M.       St. Theresa Church
                                                             10:45 A.M.       St. Francis Xavier Church
PARISH SECRETARY                                              5:00 P.M.       St. Theresa Church
Kathy Brule                          978-456-3563
brulek@aol.com                                                     Weekday Liturgical Schedule
                                                                          9:00 A.M. Mass
RELIGIOUS EDUCATION DIRECTORS                                   Monday & Tuesday St. Theresa Church
Lorraine Childs               978-456-8807                       Wednesday St. Francis Xavier Church
Harvard site
lchilds1451@gmail.com                                           Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament
                                                                    One half hour following Mass
Alice Gaffney                        978-779-0551                   Monday St. Theresa Church
Bolton site                                                     Wednesday St. Francis Xavier Church
agaffney@comcast.net
                                                                            Holy Day Masses
                    Office Hours:                                            As Announced
     Mondays and Tuesdays 10:00 A.M. - 5:00 P.M.
               Call or email any time.                        CONFESSIONS AT ST. THERESA CHURCH
                                                              Saturdays 4:00 - 4:30 P.M. and by appointment

      FOR SAFE ENVIRONMENT INFORMATION                    CONFESSIONS AT ST. FRANCIS XAVIER CHURCH
    PLEASE CALL THE RECTORY AT 978-456-3563.                              Thursdays 4:30 - 7:00 P.M.
                                                                               BAPTISMS
DIRECTOR OF MUSIC MINISTRIES                                 Please call the Rectory to make arrangements.
Stephen Sonia                         978-365-2921
ssonia2006@verizon.net                                                      MARRIAGES
                                                               Arrangements one year prior to the wedding
ASSISTANT DIRECTOR OF MUSIC MINISTRIES
Maryann Zayka                 978-779-6536                            RECTORY OFFICE HOURS
craftymom0905@msn.com                                         Monday through Thursday 9:30 A.M. - 4:30 P.M.

                                 PASTORAL PLANNING COMMITTEE (PPC)
                        Father Terence Kilcoyne frtkilcoyne@aol.com 978-456-3563
    Bill Kerns billkerns@charter.net 978-456-1240 Tom LaMattina talamattina@aol.com 978-456-8236
 Denny Mahoney mahoneydp@comcast.net 978-779-8920 Pam Philbin pkpphilbin@gmail.com 978-779-5475
      Tom Starr TMStarr@gmail.com 978-779-5159 Terry Symula symula@charter.net 978-456-3109
                                              Pastoral Center
    St. Francis Xavier Church       15 Still River Road, P.O. Box 746   St. Theresa, The Little Flower Church
         808 Main Street             Harvard, Massachusetts 01451                 17 Still River Road
        Bolton, MA 01740            978-456-3563 - Fax 978-456-8352               Harvard, MA 01451
                          Parish Web Site: www.htpboltonharvard.org
                           Parish Email: htpboltonharvard@aol.com
 FEBRUARY BULLETIN                HOLY TRINITY CATHOLIC PARISH                           FEB. 6, 13, 20 & 27, 2011

                                                Mission Statement
Nourished by the Word of God and the Eucharist, we create a fully-engaged Catholic community of faith, hope and love.
             Inspired by the Holy Trinity, we use our time, talent and treasure to carry out Christ’s mission
                        by doing small things with great love and big things with great courage.
                                                New Parishioners
New residents of Bolton and Harvard are always welcome to join our Parish. Please stop by the Pastoral Center at 15 Still
River Road in Harvard or call 978-456-3563. Once a Parish Registration is completed you may register your son or
daughter for Religious Education at the Religious Education Office.
       You may also download the Parish Registration form by visiting our website at www.htpboltonharvard.org.

                                         Saint Francis Xavier Church, Bolton
DATE             TIME      CELEBRANT                INTENTIONS
Sun., Feb. 6    10:45 A.M. Father Kilcoyne          The People of Holy Trinity Parish

Sun., Feb. 13   10:45 A.M. Father Kilcoyne          The People of Holy Trinity Parish

Sun., Feb. 20   10:45 A.M. Father Kilcoyne

Sun., Feb. 27   10:45 A.M. Father Kilcoyne

                             Saint Theresa, The Little Flower Church, Harvard
DATE              TIME        CELEBRANT          INTENTIONS
Sat., Feb. 5     5:00 P.M.    Father Kilcoyne    Jane Cwalina req. by the Fitek Family
                                                 Norman Thibault (1st Anniv.) req. by the Porteus Family
Sun., Feb. 6    8:45 A.M.     Father Kilcoyne
             NO 5:00 P.M.     ------------------------
Sat., Feb. 12   5:00 P.M.     Father Kilcoyne James and Clare Donohoe req. by the Fradenburgh Family
Sun., Feb. 13   8:45 A.M.     Father Kilcoyne Oleh Dutkewych (Month’s Mind)
                5:00 P.M.     Father Kilcoyne Edward and Dorothy Dunn req. by Charles and Anne Berger and Family

Sat., Feb. 19    5:00 P.M.    Father Kilcoyne    Walter B. (1st Anniv.) and Walt J. Helhowski req. by the Schmidt Family
Sun., Feb. 20    8:45 A.M.    Father Kilcoyne    The People of Holy Trinity Parish
                 5:00 P.M.    Father Kilcoyne

Sat. Feb. 26     5:00 P.M.    Father Kilcoyne
Sun., Feb. 27    8:45 A.M.    Father Kilcoyne    Anthony DeRosa req. by the Pasqua Family
                 5:00 P.M.    Father Kilcoyne    The People of Holy Trinity Parish
                                 Weekday Liturgical Schedule 9:00 A.M.
DATE                         MASS INTENTIONS                        DATE                          MASS INTENTIONS
Mon., Feb. 7 Harvard         Priscilla Foresteire                   Mon., Feb. 21 Harvard         Oleh Dutkewych
Tues., Feb. 8 Harvard        Oleh Dutkewych                         Tues., Feb. 22 Harvard        Roger Kimmett
Wed., Feb. 9 Bolton          Candy Stackpole                        Wed., Feb. 23 Bolton
Mon., Feb. 14 Harvard     Thomas Coady                      Mon., Feb. 28 Harvard        Ruth Tolman
Tues., Feb. 15 Harvard                                      Tues., Mar. 1 Harvard        Oleh Dutkewych
Wed., Feb. 16 Bolton      Joseph Androski, Jr.              Wed., Mar. 2 Bolton
       Please Note: When school is cancelled in Bolton/Harvard there will be no weekday morning Mass.

   PLEASE NOTE:                 2011 Worcester Seminarians                              Bible Study
 THERE WILL BE NO                    Please pray for them.                            Monday Evenings at
                    There are flyer’s with photos of the 2011 Seminarians             7:00 P.M.
  5 O’CLOCK MASS                                                             in Deacon Hall Library
                   available at the back of the church for you to take home.
  ON SUN., FEB. 6.                                                           We are studying the Gospel of
                                          MARCH BULLETIN DEADLINE                   Matthew. All materials are pro-
                                         MON. FEB. 28, 2011 BY 12 NOON              vided. For more info. contact
                                Please email your notice for Mar. 6, 13, 20 & 27 to Connie Grabowy at 978-456-6822
                                htpboltonharvard@aol.com on or before Feb. 28.      or conniegrabowy@gmail.com.
                 FIFTH, SIXTH, SEVENTH AND EIGHTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME

             SAVE THE DATE!                                   FROM THE BENCH
2011 Worcester Catholic Men’s Conference                                      SOMETHING TO PONDER
            Sat., March 26, 2011                                       Our children and teens are the future of the Church.
      at the DCU Center in Worcester                          What is their level of participation when they come to
                                                              church? Do they say all of the people’s prayers and
   Dynamic talks from outstanding leaders!                    responses? When the cantor announces the songs, do
           Deacon Jack Sullivan                               they pick up the Breaking Bread hymnal, turn to the hymns
                                                              and join in the singing? All of the songs that we sing are
             Michael Franzese                                 prayers that are chosen very carefully so they reflect the
          Father Dave Cavanaugh                               liturgical season, the gospel message of that day, or the
              Kellen Clemens                                  action of the Mass. Not just traveling music or filler, they
                 Mark Shea                                    are meant to enrich the liturgy and our experience. So, all
    Diocesan priests to hear confessions.                     present, even the youngsters and teens, are called to
                                                              participate.
 Bishop Robert McManus to celebrate Mass.                              As music director, I have a unique perspective as
                                                              I play from the back and the front of the churches at each
        Get discounted tickets NOW!                           Mass. Recently, I witnessed something that heartened me.
    Single Adult Ticket: $40 - until March 11                 Two brothers, probably seven and ten, sat down with their
        March 12 and at the door: $50                         grandfather. Before Mass, he made sure that they had a
             Student Ticket: $30                              Breaking Bread hymnal. When the cantor announced the
                                                              hymns, he helped them turn to the right number. Following
 Pamphlets & sign-up sheet are in the back of church.         his example, they sang all of the songs and acclamations!
For registration & information visit www.firstmensconf.org.            Perhaps parents and other adults could teach by
                                                              their good example as they pick up a hymnal and help the
KofC Pasta Supper The Knights of Columbus will                young people around them sing the Mass. The liturgy is
         be hosting another one of their popular pasta        the “work of the people”, not just the work of the priest,
         suppers in Deacon Hall on Sat., Feb. 5 fol-          cantor, accompanist, contemporary group, teens, or choir!
         lowing the 5 o’clock Mass in Harvard. Dona-                   The children of our parish will be the adults of the
         tions accepted. All are welcome to come and          Church in ten to twenty years! Are they getting the most
enjoy an evening with delicious food and great company.       out of every Mass that they attend so that they can bring
                                                              the Faith beyond Holy Trinity Catholic Parish?
                             50+ Dinner
 Friday, March 4th at 6:30 p.m. in Deacon Hall - $5.00                    THE COAT DRIVE - sponsored by
             St. Patrick’s Day Celebration                                the Community Life Committee
Wear your green and join us for an evening of conversation                was a huge success according to
and fellowship with parish friends. Enjoy Irish Beef and                  Carol Lee Tonge. She and her
Stout Stew, salad, the famous Silva rolls, and “make your                 family recently brought 24 large plastic bags
own” sundaes for dessert. We ask that you provide some appetizers.        filled with your donations to Loaves & Fishes.
You can signup at the rear of the churches or email prifty@rcn.com.       The folks there were thrilled! THANK YOU!
                                FINANCIAL REPORT
                                                                                                        Prayer Shawl
  Jan. 9                                   Jan. 23
                                                                                                          Ministry
  Loose Contributions          $1,885.00   Loose Contributions          $1,188.00
                                                                                                      The Prayer Shawl
  151 Envelopes                $3,465.00   115 Envelopes                $3,447.00
                                                                                      Ministry will NOT meet in February,
  Total:                       $5,350.00   Total:                       $4,635.00
                                                                                      but will resume in March.
  Parish Improvements          $1,905.00        Jan. 30
                                                Loose Contributions     $1,715.00    Mustard Seed
  Jan. 16                                       111 Envelopes           $2,843.00    Thurs., Feb. 24
  Loose Contributions          $1,351.00        Total:                  $4,558.00
                                                                                     Volunteers: Shirley Chang, Frank
  108 Envelopes                $3,501.00
                                                                                     McNamara, Mark Morin, Ruthann
  Total:                       $4,852.00
                                                                                     Prifty, Kate and Dan Trainor. If you
 Thank you for your generosity and faithful support of our parish operational bud-   would like more information on how
 get and its many ministries. The second collection the weekend of February 6 is     you can help with this ministry, please
 for the Catholic Home Missions; February 13 is for Parish Improvements; and         contact Jim and Pat DeZutter at
 February 20 is the Fuel Collection. If you would like a copy of your 2010           jdezutter@earthline.net, 978-456-
 year-end contribution report sent to you, please contact the rectory office.        8310, or call the rectory. Thank you.
    PASTORAL PLANNING COMMITTEE (PPC) UPDATE – JANUARY 2011
As we begin a new year, the Pastoral Planning Committee (the PPC) would like to update the
parish on the status of our current activities.

As you recall, our initial planning process began in the spring of 2006 after Father Tom Fleming
was reassigned, and Father Dennis O’Brien assumed responsibility for both St. Theresa and St.
Francis Xavier parishes. In 2008 the parishioners of both communities voted to merge and
become Holy Trinity Parish. After considerable study, it had been determined that neither St.
Theresa’s nor St. Francis’ church facility was meeting current needs, neither could be adequately
expanded, and a new common facility would be required. We began the process of identifying
property, identifying an architect, and developing a financial strategy.

Last year, due to general economic conditions, plans to build our new church were placed on
hold. Since that time, the property that had been identified as an attractive site for a new facility
(across from Fruitlands Museum) has been sold to another party and is no longer available.

This year as Father Kilcoyne joins us, we have also welcomed Bill Kerns and Tom LaMattina of
Harvard to the committee to replace original PPC members Mary Keville and Rick Walsh. The
committee has resumed meetings to plan for the future of our parish.

We are in the process of reconfirming our facility requirements. Last October we again began
collecting statistics on Mass attendance to validate past data. We are also studying trends in
our religious education enrollment with a focus on the needs for Harvard and Bolton.

Thus far we have learned that attendance is down about 15% over the last 3 years. This is
attributed to our having had to eliminate Masses both in Bolton and in Harvard. In addition, we
are unable to grow because we are limited by the size of the facilities and our capability to
handle larger numbers in religious education. (We are now educating 485 children, nearly
equally split between Bolton and Harvard.) As a result we are temporarily unable to accommodate
new affiliate members from outside the towns of Bolton and Harvard as we have in the past. As
for the financial picture, weekly contributions have fallen along with the attendance.

As we plan for the future, we must also keep in mind that the Bishop recommends that the parish
priest say no more than 3 Masses each weekend, and Father Kilcoyne already says 4, and in
two different locations.

We must also plan for growth. The population in Bolton is only about half of its predicted
population at build-out. Also, as other parishes lose their priests over the next several years, we
will see a related increase in our numbers. Bishop McManus has committed to keeping a priest
at Holy Trinity, unlike some of the nearby parishes.

Although the timing of the economic recovery remains uncertain, we continue to plan and pray
for a united vibrant community and a facility that will enable us to fulfill our vision. We thank you
for your support, and welcome your suggestions and ideas.
                                All options are still on the table.

           The next PPC Meeting is Saturday, February 12 at 8:30 A.M. in the rectory.
                      RELIGIOUS EDUCATION                             Parish Awards Committee News
                            CLASSES                           Thank You: We very much appreciate the donations made
                                                                                 to the Parish Awards Fund this past year.
               All classes will be held at their usual
                                                                                 It is the continuous support that sustains
               times at both sites for the month of
                                                                                 these cherished awards for present and
               February with the following exceptions:
                                                                                 future students. Thank all of you who so
    No evening classes Sun., Feb. 6
                                                              generously contributed!!!!
                                                                        Opening on the Awards Committee: A
   No classes the week of Sun., Feb. 20
                                                              representative from St. Francis familiar with The Lord’s
         Winter Break - Enjoy!
                                                              Acre Corn Festival and The Lord’s Acre Award is needed.
                                                              Please contact Jean Walsh at 978-456-8056 or
        All classes resume the week of Sun., Feb. 27
                                                              jeanwalsh@charter.net.
              Grade 9 will meet Sun., Feb. 6                            Upcoming Events and Sign-Up: For our parish
   from 3:00 - 4:45 P.M. in Deacon Hall, Harvard              Graduating High School Seniors, the Awards Committee
                   Sun., Feb. 27                              is planning a Brunch in March and a Baccalaureate Mass
       6 - 7:45 P.M. in Deacon Hall, Harvard                  and Reception for the end of the school year. The brunch
                                                              is an opportunity to socialize with friends over a delicious
               Confirmation Class                             meal, to find out about the application process for The
  Emmaus Walk with Sponsors & Reconciliation                  Lord’s Acre Award and the Fr. Normand Gaumond
                  Sun., Feb. 13                               Memorial Award, and to get information about the
      6 - 7:45 P.M. in Deacon Hall, Harvard                   Baccalaureate Mass and Reception. In order that we may
                                                              invite all our parish high school seniors to these events,
Girl Scout Troop #30287 is sponsoring their                   we ask that seniors write their names and street and e-
4th annual Cookies for the Soldiers Drive                     mail addresses on sign-up sheets at the backs of either of
again this year. The girls have set a goal of                 the churches. Including your names on the sign-up sheets
1500 boxes of cookies to be sent to our U. S. Soldiers.       does not commit your attendance; it is just so that we
WE NEED YOUR HELP! If you would like to make                  may send you the invitations.
a donation you can contact Liz Tewksbary at 978-779-0132
LTewksbary@comcast.net or mail your donation to Liz at 9 Mt Wachusett Lane, Bolton 01740.
We will also be sending some creative, uplifting messages to our soldiers. If you would like to
contribute in this way I know the soldiers love the letters/cards as much as the cookies. We will
be accepting donations through February 25th. If you have a family member or friend serving
please email their address to Liz and the girls will be sure they are a recipient of these yummy
cookies. Our goal is to reach our community soldiers. Thank you for your support!

                                        Come and join me on a life changing journey!
                             My name is Elizabeth Smetana and I am a senior at The Bromfield School in Harvard
                             yearning to open the eyes of hundreds of people in our local towns to the world-wide crisis
                             of hunger. On Friday, February 25 at 3:00 P.M. through Saturday, February 26 at 9:00
                             P.M. in Deacon Hall I will be hosting a 30 Hour Famine.
The 30 Hour Famine is an eye-opening and life-changing experience. It allows teenagers around the world to understand
what teenagers their age and younger go through day in and day out. For 30 hours we will fast, reflect, sing, and
appreciate the food we have. The thought of not eating for several hours is haunting and scary, food is what we take for
granted. Included in The 30 Hour Famine program there will be guest speakers, movie clips, and other various
presentations. Not only will we raise money to feed children and their families, we will also experience what it is like to
truly be hungry.
World Vision states that, “Every day, nearly 8,000 children under age 5 die because of hunger-related causes. The
biggest tragedy? Almost all of these deaths are absolutely, 100% preventable.”
Living in Harvard or Bolton we are so thankful for the food we have. Everywhere you look there is a Wendy’s, Subway
or Food Market to fulfill our needs. We take for granted the little things we need in our day to day lives in order to stay
alive. A child from Uganda or any other third world country would walk miles to eat a basic meal of beans and rice.
I am working with Ellen Harasimowicz, Bess Haire, and Carol Lee Tonge, who have influenced me in several ways
throughout my life. Since my sophomore year of high school I have been intrigued by Ellen Harasimowicz presentations
of her trips to Uganda and Rwanda. Listening to her moving words and admiring her photography, I took great interest
in her work and raising awareness through pictures of what life is like in those countries. Help me feed the thousands of
starving children and their families. Help me prevent hunger. Please support The 30 Hour Famine.
                        There is material at the back of the church which will explain how YOU
                        can participate/sponsor one of our teens in The 30 Hour Famine.
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               Please remember in your prayers...
               Fran Hoeft, Connor Mead, Donna Cullinane, David and Theresa Poitras, Luke Sweeney, Mary Andrews,
               Sarah Travis, Walter John, Marianne Della Serra, David Tewksbary, Helen Correa, Cheryl Freeman, Mary
               Lou Lynch, Alex DiBuono, Kristen Barrett, Fr. William McGovern, Daryl Pelland, Rachel Pasqua, Austin
               Mahoney, Carole Belleville, Ian MacLellan.
               Pray for the safety of ...Dan D’Eon and Sgt. Sean Donohoe.        Both are serving in Afghanistan;
              Sgt. Sean Morton serving in Iraq for a third tour; and Lt. Col. Richard Clark serving in Kuwait.
 Thank you to everyone who responded to the request in the January bulletin to help us update the prayer list.
 If you would like to have someone’s name added to the prayer list, or wish to have one removed, please call the
 rectory. You will find the contact information on the front of the bulletin. Thank you.

             Condolences    ...to Suzanne Dutkewych on the death of her husband, Oleh “Olko”, and to their children,
             Alexandra, Nathanial, Dmitri and Natalia. Our heartfelt sympathy to all the members of the
             Dutkewych and Hazel families.
             May his soul, and the souls of all our faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace.

             Congratulations                             Well I did it! Along with a sizable crowd of other polar plungers
 ..to Ryan Broglia and John Head on the bap-             at Wachusett Mountain on Sat., Jan. 22, 2011. The outside
 tism of their son, John David Head III.                 temperature was in the mid 20’s – but somehow we all survived!
                                                         In all, thanks to your generosity, I was able to raise more than
                   Alcoholics Anonymous                                           $800 for Camp Sunshine.
                 Weekly Meeting Every Saturday                                    While diving into cold water in January
                at 9:00 A.M. in Deacon Hall Library                               may seem like a hard thing to do, it is
                   St. Theresa Church, Harvard                                    nothing in comparison to the challenge
                       Happy - Joyous - Free                                      that the terminally kids who are helped by
                                                                                  Camp Sunshine, and their families, face

Happy Valentine’s Day!                                   every day. Your contribution will help ease their pain.
                                                                   Thank you again! Sincerely, Gia DeMeo

				
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