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					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
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sick and casting out demons, Jesus is manifesting
God’s forgivenessL His people’s sins. Sin is often
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                                                                                     “FEBRUARY” SPONSORSHIPS
                                                                              We would like to thank the following Confirmation
equated with sickness in Scripture. The gospel
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recounts the great generosity of the four friends of
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the paralytic who creatively lowered him through
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the roof so that Jesus could heal and forgive his
                                                                              work for the needy.
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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
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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
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can see what the scribes cannot – Jesus’ divine
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identity.
We are the new people He formed to announce His
praise. He calls T each of us His child. (2Cor 6:18)
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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
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too, might hear His saving word?                                              Brockton which provides a temporary residence for
                                                                              about 90 men and women. On the fourth Saturday
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              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
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Church Hall. All are welcome. Refreshments
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provided. For more information, call Rebecca at
                                                                              dinner to the residents is a rewarding experience
                                                                              which can be shared with family or friends. The
781-828-4318.
                                                                              individuals are very gracious and this program
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We serve the evening meal at MainSpring Brockton
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Shelter on Saturday, February 28th. Please leave                              Saturday this year. Sign-up sheets are on the table
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donations of uncooked meatloaf, mashed potatoes                               in the Washington Street Foyer. If you have any
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(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
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call Sue Leahy 781-821-1664.                                                   FUND FOR OUR HEALTH & FUTURE
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                        B             WELCOME TO SAINT GERARD MAJELLA PARISH
If you have recently
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the form below. R may return it in the collection basket or drop it off at the Rectory. If you have any
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questions about our parish, please call the Rectory at 828-3420.
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NAME:              ___________________________________________________________________
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ADDRESS:             ,
                   __________________________________________                                PHONE#: ______________

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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
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Neil Sullivan, Jr & Sr.                               Memorial Mass          Saturday    February 28 4:00PM
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The Tortorella Family                                 Memorial Mass           Sunday        March 1 10:00AM
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             FEBRUARY 14 & 15
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Offertory      $6263
                       Thank You!                            Religious Education classes for grades 1-8 will
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              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
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     9:00AM Mass with distribution of ashes                 members may sit in the pews behind the children in
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               Service with distribution of ashes           the center aisles.
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        7:15PM distribution of ashes only
Ashes will be distributed to the children during CCD
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                                                                            YOUTH MINISTRY
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             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
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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
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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
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FAST: Catholics over 18 and up to the beginning of
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their sixtieth year are bound to the obligation of          More details to follow.
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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
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maintain strength, may be taken according to each
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one's needs, but together they should not equal
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another full meal. Eating between meals is not
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permitted, but liquids, including milk and fruit juices          10 GRADE CONFIRMATION
are allowed.                                                Individual group classes are underway. Be sure to
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         LENTEN BIBLE STUDY
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Sponsored by Chrism. Celia Sirois will present “The
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Ministry of Paul, Letter to the Galatians” on
                                                            Sunday, February 22nd from 7:00-9:00PM, Church
(5)Tuesday mornings (March 3 - March 31).
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Sessions take place in the parish hall from 9:45 –
11:45AM.       Refreshments served.       No pre-
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registration required.                                          ADULT VOLUNTEERS NEEDED
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                COFFEE HOUR
                 ,                                          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.
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ST. GERARD MAJELLA                                                                                    CANTON

           PRAYER CORNER
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Please keep the following in your prayers Jordan             Boothbay Harbor back by popular demand 3
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Lyons, Emily Lewis, Margaret Lyons, Anne Basset,             days/4 meals, $349/ppdo. June 5 – 7. Trip includes
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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
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Madeline Kelleher, Ellen Merrill, Pauline O’Keeffe,          reservation.
Peter F. Moran, T Lyken, Phyllis Price, Joseph
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Voylgaris, Barbara Coleman, Marie DeSario, Bob &             September 16 – 23, $1369 (cash/check),$1399 with
Mary Morrison, Eileen MacDonald, Walter Marz,
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Joan & Fred Woitkiewicz, John & David Egan, Mary             breakfasts (buffets) and 6 dinners, hotels (incl 5
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& 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
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Danilecki, Fran Pacino, Brian Smith, Marjolie                reservation and further information at 781-575-
Nazaire, AnnLucie Amboise, Sammy Klimas,                     1491.
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Randy & Donna Skelley, Darren Donahoe,
Charlotte Anne Wolfstich, Michael Cronin, Karen
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Wentworth, Dan McElhenney, Lisa Wilson, Charles
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Kelly, Jonathan Saia, Timothy Manella, Barry
                                                                        BULLETIN BOARD
                                                               Caritas Good Samaritan Hospice Begins
Dorion, Patty, Michelle Lougran, Phyllis Harding,
                                                                Volunteer Training Program ten session training
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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.,
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Janice, Anne McDonough, Claire Taylor.
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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.
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time career representing our “AAA” rated                       Canton Council on Aging August overnight trip
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insurance, Annuity, and Long-term care programs.                to Lake George
We offer a complete benefits package as well as
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the potential to earn an excellent income. Please               DinnerDance/Auction Saturday, February 28th
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contact: General Agent Michael Capobianco at                    from 6:00 – 11:00PM at The Lantana in
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781-341-1005, capobiancokofe@aol.com                            Randolph. Join us at Rafflemania for dinner,
                                                                dancing, and an evening of auction and bidding
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             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,
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in grade 4.
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Did you know…the world’s largest piece of
                                                                Tickets are $50 each. All proceeds benefit St.
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fudge weighed over 5000 lbs and was made                        more information, call Saint John's School (781)
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by Chantelle Gorham, at the Northwest Fudge                     828-2130 or email Alaina Barletta at
Factory in Ontario,Canada in 2007. This is
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heavier than your average family car!
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Prayers are requested for the following people:
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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.
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Name of person(s) to be prayed for______________________________________________________
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Would you like this name(s) mentioned in our Prayer Corner of the bulletin?      _______Yes _______No
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