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					ST. MARY'S PARISH                                                                                         MELROSE, MA
                 ASH WEDNESDAY/LENT                                       ST. MARY’S SCHOOL AUCTION
                                                                     “SOUND THE TRUMPET AND THEY’RE OFF!”
Lent begins on Ash Wednesday, February 6th. The
schedule for Ash Wednesday is as follows:                      Please join us as we celebrate the 6th Annual “running” of
                                                               the Saint Mary’s School Auction on Saturday, April 5th.
        Mass and distribution of ashes at 6:30, 9:00, 10:15         The track location has been changed to the Irish
                (School Mass) and 7:00 pm                               American Club located at 177 West St., Malden
        Service with Distribution of Ashes at 3:00 pm               Post time remains the same at 6:30 pm
                                                                    While studying this year’s “entries”, hors d’oeuvres
 During Lent we will have a 6:30 am daily Mass Monday                   and dinner will be once again catered by Turners.
through Friday of each week in addition to our regular 9:00         Ticket price is still $50 per person.
am Mass                                                        For ticket information, please contact Beth Fantozzi at 781-
                                                               662-6857 or fantozzis5@comcast.net Donations are
Stations of the Cross will be held every Friday evening        gratefully accepted. Please contact Terry Pedicini at 781-
during Lent at 7:00 pm. We encourage you to attend             231-3901 or terryp824@verizon.net
Stations of the Cross as often as possible.
                                                                                        THE PILOT
 LENTEN REGULATIONS RE FAST AND ABSTINENCE
                                                               There are complimentary issues of the Pilot at the back of
Abstinence                                                     the church and in the lower church hall. Please take one
Everyone over 14 years of age is bound to observe the law      home. Over the next couple of weeks, the Pilot will continue
of abstinence. Abstinence from meat is to be observed on       to send complimentary issues to the parish for parishioners
all Fridays within the season of Lent and on Ash               to take and enjoy with the hope that this may encourage
Wednesday.                                                     more subscriptions. The Pilot is the official Catholic
                                                               newspaper of the Archdiocese of Boston and is published on
Fasting                                                        a weekly basis. It contains current information about church
                                                               events on the local, state, national and international level.
On Ash Wednesday and Good Friday, everyone over 18             Subscriptions are available for $30 yearly by contacting our
and up to the beginning of their 60th year is also bound to    parish secretary at the rectory, 781-661-0152, ext. 13.
observe the law of fast. On these two days, only one full
meatless meal is allowed. Two other meatless meals,                                    THANK YOU
sufficient to maintain strength, may be taken according to
each one’s needs; but together they should not equal           The Coviello family wishes to thank the staff, the 2nd and
another full meal.      Ash Wednesday and Good Friday,         3rd grade CCD teachers and all St. Mary’s parishioners for
therefore, are the only days of both fast and abstinence.      their outpouring of support and prayers during Jessica’s
                                                               illness.
               BOOK DISCUSSION GROUP
                                                                                      BEATLEJUICE
The selection of the Book Discussion for winter reading is A
Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini. It is well          It’s All Beatles Night on Friday, April 18th with the
recommended by many who have read it. Our next                 concert event of the year, Beatlejuice at the newly
meeting will be in early spring.                               renovated Melrose Veterans Memorial Hall, 590 Main St.,
                                                               Melrose. The Knights of Columbus is once again proud to be
            THEFT OF COPPER DRAIN PIPES                        sponsoring this event to benefit the Knights of Columbus
                                                               Food Drive for the Needy. This will be the only chance to
Perhaps you have noticed the missing drain pipes on the        see BeatleJuice this year. The night will include surprise
schoolyard side of our church. These copper drain pipes        special guests along with Mike Girard, original lead singer of
were stolen over the weekend of January 12th. We will be       The Fools, Bob Squires, original lead guitarist of BeatleJuice,
replacing the missing drainpipes over the next several weeks   Jimmy Rogers of Velvet Elvis and others! Doors open at 6
                                                               pm. This is an all ages show. The evening will include cash
                     PARISH CENSUS                             bar, raffle prizes, pizza and more. Tickets are available at
                                                               Melrose City Hall Mayor’s Office, Melrose Army and Navy
Are you registered for the parish? It’s amazing how many       Store, 488 Main St., or at Memorial Hall or call 781-662-9154
people think they are registered but are not. If you have      or 781-979-4185. Tickets are only $20.00 per person or
had a change in address, addition to your family, etc.,        reserve a table of 10 for $100.00 by calling 781-662-9154.
please notify the rectory. If you are not registered, there    Tables are limited. Get your tickets early; this show will sell
are census forms at the book rack or on the website.           out. For more information, visit www.muzzdrums.com and
                                                               click BeatleJuice.
ST. MARY'S PARISH                                                                                        MELROSE, MA
LIVING WITH CHRIST---BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND

Come and experience Jesus in a profound way during Lent
in this program of spiritual renewal. Living with Christ is an
eight-week guided prayer experience. There was a huge
response last spring and fall when we ran this program.            Sat., Feb. 2    4:00 PM   The Geehan Family
Father Sullivan will be leading another session during the
upcoming season of Lent.                                           Sun., Feb. 3    7:30 AM   St. Mary’s Parishioners
                                                                                   9:30 AM   Stephen Kozlowski
This session will meet on Tuesday evenings in the church                             11:30   Lawrence Rowe, Jr.
hall from 7:00 to 8:30 P.M. and will run for eight weeks,                               AM
beginning on Feb. 5th and concluding on March 25th.
                                                                   Fri., Feb. 8    6:30 AM   Richard Comeau
To register for the program, call or email Marie Sweeney by
Feb.1st at 781-662-0799 or msweeney124@comcast.net.                Sat., Feb. 9    4:00 PM   Joseph Gorvin & Edward L.
Leave your name, mailing address and phone number.                                           Gorvin
Space is limited and registration will be a first come basis for
this program.                                                      Sun., Feb. 10   7:30 AM   St. Mary’s Parishioners
                                                                                   9:30 AM   Joan Santos
                       MUSIC NOTES                                                   11:30   Timothy Galvin
                                                                                        AM
This prayer of St. Francis de Sales will be heard in the
Communion Meditation at the 11:30 am Mass today. “Do
not fear what may happen tomorrow, the same everlasting
Father who cared for you today will take care of you then
and everyday. Be at Peace.”

                        ADORATION                                  DECEASED:
                                                                    Donald Shea                Daniel Strike
Eucharistic Adoration is the adoration of Jesus Christ present      Rev. Edmund Parker         Alvan Fucci
in the Holy Eucharist. In the many Churches that have this          Edward Bailot
adoration, the Eucharist is displayed in a special holder
called a monstrance, and people come to pray and worship           ILL:
Jesus continually throughout the day and often the night.           Jessica Coviello           Charlie Stanton
Christ’s great love for us was shown when he was crucified          Lynne Lascheid             Andy Melanson
on the cross to pay the penalty for our sins and give us            Laura Linehan              Lucy Ward
eternal life. He loves us without limit, and offers Himself to      Larry Stewart              Haley Slaney
us in the Holy sacrament of the Eucharist. Can we not give          Michael Waterhouse         Sr. Marie Gorvin, SHCJ
Jesus a few minutes of love and adoration in return?                Germaine Sherman

On every Saturday, there is Adoration of the Blessed
Sacrament in the Holy Child Chapel in the Parish Center from       SANCTUARY LAMP: The Sanctuary Lamp is lighted this
9:30 AM to 2:45 PM.                                                week in memory of the McCaffrey and Barrows Families.

                    FUEL COLLECTION

Thank you to all who have donated to the Fuel Collection
this winter. It’s been an enormous help for us. There are
envelopes at the back of the church for those who would
like to make a contribution.

                   ELECTRONIC GIVING
                                                                   Thank you for your generosity on the weekend of
Our grateful thanks to the four new families who have              January 26/27.
signed on for electronic giving. We encourage others to                    Sacrificial Giving       $7,971.00
give it a try. It safe, time-saving and helps the parish by                Feb. 1 Electronic Giving
stabilizing the offertory.         Call Marge or email                       Sacrificial Giving      4,350.00
marjk50@comcast for more information.                                        Building Fund              95.00
ST. MARY'S PARISH                                                              MELROSE, MA




                       NEW PARISHIONERS

Welcome to St. Mary of the Annunciation Parish. We invite
you to become actively involved in the life of our
community. To register, please fill out a census form
(available at the book rack) and return to the rectory either
by placing in the mail slot or by mail. You may also fill out
the form below and we’ll mail you a registration form.

NAME__________________________________
(Please indicate Mr. & Mrs., Mr. or Mrs., Miss, Ms.)

ADDRESS______________________________________

PHONE________________________________________

EMAIL_________________________________________




Please pray that God will watch over and safeguard our men and women serving
in the military:
     S.Sgt. Neal Benson, US Army         SFC Gary Comeau, Jr., US Army
    SrA Kenneth Bowdridge, Jr., USAF     SPC Bradford Saunders, US Army
    Capt. Michael Connelly, USMC         Sgt. Ryan Scott, US Army
    Sgt. Paul Consoli, US Army           PFC David Stanton, US Army
    SR Joseph Delvecchio, US Navy        Capt. Stacy Ouellette, US Army
    Cpl. Thomas Dunn, USMC               MS Patrick Tagan US Navy
    SR Jason Elmore, US Navy             Ens. Shawn Tagan, US Navy
    Major Martin Forrest, USMC           Lt. Patrick Forrest, USMC
    Lt. Col. Steven Gerardi, US Army     PFC James White, US Army
    L/Cpl. Matthew Gregorio, USMC        L/Cpl. Mark Gregorio, USMC
    Sgt. Daniel Goodhue, USMC            Airman John Goodhue, USAF
    Major Valerie Hackett, USAF          LCPL Jared Wimberly USMC
    Pvt. Michael Butler, USMC            Spc. Christopher LeBlanc, US Army
    L/Cpl Daniel Morelli, USMC           Major Chuck McGregor, USMC
    Lt. JG Shelby Nikitin, US Navy       Maj. Ted Korontjis, US Army
    L/Cpl Robert O’Koniewski, USMC       SPC James LaCroix, US Army
    Sgt. Brian Crawford, US Army         WO James Pappa, US Army
    Maj. Darcy Saint-Amant. US Army      Sgt. William Higgins, US Army
    Lt Col Bernard Banks, US Army        T Sgt Scott M Forbes, USAF
    Airman Julie Forbes, USAF            S Sgt Kerry Trombly, USAF
    Capt. Eric DiNoto, US Army           Sgt. John Quinn, US Army

                    BULLETIN ADVERTISING

We are grateful to those who advertise on the back of our
bulletin. Their support totally pays for the cost of printing
our weekly bulletin. Please patronize our advertisers and
let them know that you saw their ad in our weekly bulletin.

                            RICE BOWLS

Rice Bowls are available at the back of the church for your
Lenten contributions. Please take one home and return the
week after Easter. Thanks.
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