ST. GERARD MAJELLA CANTON
SHARING GOD’S GIFTS
THE WORD -X OPERATION LAZARUS &
Today’s gospel makes explicit that in healing the FATHER BILL’S
sick and casting out demons, Jesus is manifesting
God’s forgivenessL His people’s sins. Sin is often
We would like to thank the following Confirmation
equated with sickness in Scripture. The gospel
T families for their generous contributions to our
recounts the great generosity of the four friends of
A Operation Lazarus and Father Bill’s programs.
the paralytic who creatively lowered him through
T Their sponsorship will enable us to continue our
the roof so that Jesus could heal and forgive his
work for the needy.
sins. Christ is indispensable to the healing, but the
Lord commendsO the charity of the friends, The Powell Family The Duggan Family
essentially the Church, for intervening in favor of The Malloy Family The Barros Family
their friend and opening for him – “the treasury of The Bill Sullivan Family The Robert Donahoe
the merits of Christ”. Pope Paul VI. The D. Rooney Family The Menconi Family
With the eyes of faith, the paralytic and his friends
O The Tamasi Family The T. Martin Family
can see what the scribes cannot – Jesus’ divine
F The Mark Smith Family
We are the new people He formed to announce His
praise. He calls T each of us His child. (2Cor 6:18)
SIGN-UP TO SERVE DINNER
Do we share this H man’s faith and are we willing to AT MAINSPRING HOUSE
encounter Jesus and sacrifice so that our friends Mainspring House is a homeless shelter in
too, might hear His saving word? Brockton which provides a temporary residence for
about 90 men and women. On the fourth Saturday
MOMS & TOTS of every month, parishioners from St. Gerard's
donate meatloaves, potatoes, vegetables and
The "Moms andOTots" playgroup will meet on
desserts that are brought to Mainspring and
Thursday, February 26th from 9:30-11:00AM in the
L prepared and served by our volunteers. Serving
Church Hall. All are welcome. Refreshments
provided. For more information, call Rebecca at
dinner to the residents is a rewarding experience
which can be shared with family or friends. The
individuals are very gracious and this program
C thrives only with your willingness to participate.
We serve the evening meal at MainSpring Brockton
O Please consider signing up to serve dinner one
Shelter on Saturday, February 28th. Please leave Saturday this year. Sign-up sheets are on the table
donations of uncooked meatloaf, mashed potatoes in the Washington Street Foyer. If you have any
(a favorite), frozen vegetables and desserts in the questions, please feel free to contact Cara Real at
Church kitchen between 12:00-2:30PM on 781-828-1225. Thank you!
Saturday, February 28th. If you have any questions
call Sue Leahy 781-821-1664. FUND FOR OUR HEALTH & FUTURE
E As of last weekend 20% of our families have
P contributed. Please help us reach our goal.
B WELCOME TO SAINT GERARD MAJELLA PARISH
If you have recently
E moved into our parish and would like to register as a parishioner, please fill out
the form below. R may return it in the collection basket or drop it off at the Rectory. If you have any
questions about our parish, please call the Rectory at 828-3420.
__________________________________________ PHONE#: ______________
SEVENTH SUNDAY OF ORDINARY TIME FEBRUARY 22, 2009
X MASS INTENTIONS
Margaret & Angelo Amico Memorial Mass Saturday February 21 4:00PM
Theresa Gildea A Anniversary Mass Sunday February 22 8:30AM
Brendan Brogan L Anniversary Mass Sunday February 22 10:00AM
John J. Graham T Anniversary Mass Sunday February 22 11:30AM
Frank Bellevue Memorial Mass Monday February 23 9:00AM
Neil Sullivan, Jr & Sr. Memorial Mass Saturday February 28 4:00PM
The Tortorella Family Memorial Mass Sunday March 1 10:00AM
FEBRUARY 14 & 15
N RELIGIOUS EDUCATION
Thank You! Religious Education classes for grades 1-8 will
1182 resume this week (February 23rd.)
F The First Reconciliation service for grade 2 will be
ASH WEDNESDAY SCHEDULE held on Sunday, March 1st at 2pm. Children should
Wednesday, February 25th arrive at 1:45 and sit with their class. Family
9:00AM Mass with distribution of ashes members may sit in the pews behind the children in
12:15PM Prayer H
Service with distribution of ashes the center aisles.
7:15PM distribution of ashes only
Ashes will be distributed to the children during CCD
H CYO Committee Meeting – Monday, February 23rd
O High School CYO Ski Trip: Mount Snow Vermont
ARCHDIOCESE OF BOSTON March 6th (departure 5:00PM) thru March 8th (return
LENTEN L REGULATIONS 2009 9:00PM). More details and permission slips
ABSTINENCE: Catholics over 14 years of age are available in the Church Hall and on our website.
bound to the obligations of abstinence. Abstinence First come, first serve. Deposits to hold your seat
is to be observed on Ash Wednesday and the
C are due NOW!
Fridays of Lent. On days of abstinence, meat may High School CYO Museum of Science:
not be used at all.R Sunday, Feb 22 - 11:00-4:00PM. $10.00. Meet at
O church hall.
FAST: Catholics over 18 and up to the beginning of
S Sojourner House: Next date Friday, February 27th.
their sixtieth year are bound to the obligation of More details to follow.
fasting. Ash Wednesday and Good Friday are the Operation Lazarus: Next trip to Boston Common is
days of fasting. On these days, only one full meal Saturday, March 14th. Sign-up on CYO bulletin
is allowed. Two other meatless meals, sufficient to
S board, church hall.
maintain strength, may be taken according to each
one's needs, but together they should not equal
another full meal. Eating between meals is not
permitted, but liquids, including milk and fruit juices 10 GRADE CONFIRMATION
are allowed. Individual group classes are underway. Be sure to
E check the schedule for your assigned upcoming
M classes (also posted on our website). There will be
LENTEN BIBLE STUDY
B a seminar for all 10th grade Confirmation students
Sponsored by Chrism. Celia Sirois will present “The
E on “Sex & Abortion”, given by RN Linda Thayer on
Ministry of Paul, Letter to the Galatians” on
Sunday, February 22nd from 7:00-9:00PM, Church
(5)Tuesday mornings (March 3 - March 31).
R Hall. Your attendance is required.
Sessions take place in the parish hall from 9:45 –
11:45AM. Refreshments served. No pre-
registration required. ADULT VOLUNTEERS NEEDED
4 Ushers (male or female) for the 11:30AM Mass, if
, you can help call the Rectory at 781-828-3420.
Sign-up sheets for March and April Coffee Hour in
Church Hall, please consider volunteering.
ST. GERARD MAJELLA CANTON
Please keep the following in your prayers Jordan Boothbay Harbor back by popular demand 3
Lyons, Emily Lewis, Margaret Lyons, Anne Basset, days/4 meals, $349/ppdo. June 5 – 7. Trip includes
Kay Donovan, Don Keefe, Francis Berlandi, Bob harborfront accommodations, lobsterbake, tour of
Femino, Brendan T Finneran, Marie Aleman, Kristen Boothbay, harbor cruise, dinner and show, visits to
Fischer, Deborah Martin, Ed & Alice Kenney, Freeport and Kennebunkport. Deposit $50 with
Madeline Kelleher, Ellen Merrill, Pauline O’Keeffe, reservation.
Peter F. Moran, T Lyken, Phyllis Price, Joseph
H. National Parks and Las Vegas 8 days/7 nights,
Voylgaris, Barbara Coleman, Marie DeSario, Bob & September 16 – 23, $1369 (cash/check),$1399 with
Mary Morrison, Eileen MacDonald, Walter Marz,
O credit card. Price includes flight (excl tax), all
Joan & Fred Woitkiewicz, John & David Egan, Mary breakfasts (buffets) and 6 dinners, hotels (incl 5
& Joseph Hunt, Barbara & William Scoville, Sadie nights at golf resort and spa), tours of Grand
Banzy, John Robert Mulcahy, Laura Bogdanski, Canyon, Zion Park, Bryce Canyon, St. George,
Marcia, Jack & O Carol Harding, Bridget Devlin, Valley of Fire, Lake Mead, Hoover Dam, and 2
Barbara Varnerin, Donna “Biggs” LaCivita, Henry
F nights in Las Vegas. Call Janet Walrod for
Danilecki, Fran Pacino, Brian Smith, Marjolie reservation and further information at 781-575-
Nazaire, AnnLucie Amboise, Sammy Klimas, 1491.
Randy & Donna Skelley, Darren Donahoe,
Charlotte Anne Wolfstich, Michael Cronin, Karen
H WASHINGTON STREET
Wentworth, Dan McElhenney, Lisa Wilson, Charles
Kelly, Jonathan Saia, Timothy Manella, Barry
Caritas Good Samaritan Hospice Begins
Dorion, Patty, Michelle Lougran, Phyllis Harding,
Volunteer Training Program ten session training
Nesly Lucien, Marianne T., Laurie & Patrick,
course beginning in March 2009. Classes will
Melissa Tolven, OAngell Nichols, Anthony Gildea,
be offered Wednesday afternoons or evenings,
Mary Fitzsimmons, Roger Quilter, Ericka W.,
L depending on applicants’ needs, and will be
Janice, Anne McDonough, Claire Taylor.
Y held at CGSH office located at 3 Edgewater
The Knights of Columbus is seeking a self- Drive in Norwood. For more information
motivated Catholic gentlemen interested in a full- contact: Virginia Oleksyk at 781-769-8282.
time career representing our “AAA” rated Canton Council on Aging August overnight trip
insurance, Annuity, and Long-term care programs. to Lake George
We offer a complete benefits package as well as
O St. John the Evangelist School Rafflemania
the potential to earn an excellent income. Please DinnerDance/Auction Saturday, February 28th
contact: General Agent Michael Capobianco at from 6:00 – 11:00PM at The Lantana in
781-341-1005, firstname.lastname@example.org Randolph. Join us at Rafflemania for dinner,
dancing, and an evening of auction and bidding
THE CHOIR LOFT fun. There will be hundreds of items in raffle
baskets, silent auction and live auction items to
Today’s fun fact comes from Marissa Parrella,
E bid on. You won’t go home empty-handed!
in grade 4.
Did you know…the world’s largest piece of
Tickets are $50 each. All proceeds benefit St.
T John the Evangelist School in Canton. For
fudge weighed over 5000 lbs and was made more information, call Saint John's School (781)
by Chantelle Gorham, at the Northwest Fudge 828-2130 or email Alaina Barletta at
Factory in Ontario,Canada in 2007. This is
heavier than your average family car!
Prayers are requested for the following people:
If you would like to request prayers for a spouse, family member, neighbor, friend etc., please fill out the form
below and drop it 1 in the collection basket or at the Rectory.
Name of person(s) to be prayed for______________________________________________________
Would you like this name(s) mentioned in our Prayer Corner of the bulletin? _______Yes _______No
ST. GERARD MAJELLA CANTON