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Saint Bernadette Parish
Saint Bernadette Parish
A Roman Catholic Faith Community of the Diocese of Worcester
266 Main Street * Northborough, MA 01532
Pastoral Office 508-393-2838 * Fax 508-393-2718 * Religious Education Office 508-393-7445
School 508-351-9905 * Sisters of St. Anne 508-393-4410 * Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur 508-393-1290
Email Address: [email protected] * Web Address: www.stb-parish.org
Saint Bernadette Parish strives to embody the truth of the gospel of Jesus Christ as
a prayerful, Orthodox, Eucharistic, Marian, and faith-filled community of believers. We are committed
to teaching the Catholic faith with joy and open arms and hearts, for all are welcome in God’s house. Welcome Home!
Rev. Stephen M. Gemme
Pastor
Deacon George E. O’Connor
Parish Deacon
Sr. Muriel Audette, S.S.A.
Pastoral Assistant
Mrs. Ginny Boland
Administrator of Religious Ed.
Ms. Lori Howard
Director of Youth Ministry
Mrs. Celeste Mikitarian
Parish Secretary
Mrs. Amy Halloran
Holy Baptism &
the Rite of Christian
Initiation of Adults
Contact Sr. Muriel Audette to make
arrangements for Infant Baptisms as
well as for adult Baptism, Eucharist &
Confirmation.
Schedule of Masses
Saturday, Lord’s Day Vigil,
5:00 p.m.
Sunday, 9:00 a.m. & 11:00 a.m.
Weekdays, 8:30 a.m.
Holy Days, 8:30 a.m. & 7:00 p.m.
Pastoral Care of the Sick
Please inform a pastoral staff member
of the needs of those who may be ill,
hospitalized or elderly. We are
privileged to serve the infirm.
Confessions
The Sacrament of Reconciliation
is celebrated on Saturdays, 4:00 p.m.
or contact Father Gemme
Bookkeeper
Mr. Thomas Lowe
Director of Contemporary Choir
Mrs. Kathrine Waters
Director of Adult Choir
Mrs. Priscilla Nardi
Director of Youth Choir
Mrs. Deborah C. O’Neil
School Principal
Christian Marriage
Contact Father Gemme or Deacon
O’Connor for preparation for
Christian marriage and wedding
plans.
First Communion
& Confirmation
Contact Mrs. Boland for registration.
New Parishioners
Contact the Parish Office to register.
Holy Orders
Contact Father Gemme for
information on priesthood
or Deacon O’Connor
for permanent diaconate.
32nd Sunday in Ordinary Time
Mass Intentions for the Week
Saturday, November 5
5:00 PM
† Peter Griffin by the Family
† Mario Lazzarin by the Family
Sunday, November 6
9:00 AM
† Deceased Members of the Knights of Columbus
11:00 AM † Jackie Angers by the Family
† Ethel Vrooman by the Family
Monday, November 7
8:30 AM
† Dominick and Genevieve Nastasee
By their children
Tuesday, November 8
8:30 AM
† Charlotte Miller by Mr. & Mrs. Richard Pierson
† Joseph Valianti by Kathleen and Family
Wednesday, November 9
8:30 AM
† Mary Russo Charbonneau
By Pauline Charbonneau
† Rober Hart by Mr. & Mrs. Richard Pierson
Thursday, November 10
8:30 AM
Our Lady’s Respect for Life Intentions
Friday, November 11
8:30 AM
† Fr. Dennis J. Rocheford by Pat & Gerard
Patulak
† Paul Choiniere by James & Marianne Lynch
Saturday, November 12
5:00 PM
† Ralph Sr. and Angelina Tricomi by the Family
Sunday, November 13
9:00 AM
† The Deceased Members of the Durand and
Trotta Families by Delores
11:00 AM † Laura Breyfogle by the Varney Family
† Herbert Glynn, 2nd Anniversary by the Family
Masses, Feasts & Gospels
Sun.
Mon.
Tues.
Wed.
Mt. 25:1-13
Lk. 17:1-6
Lk. 17:7-10
Jn 2:13-22
Thurs. Lk 17:20-25
Fri.
Lk. 17:26-37
Lk. 18:1-8
32nd Sunday in Ordinary Time
Weekday
Weekday
The Dedication of the Lateran
Basilica in Rome
Saint Leo the Great, pope and
doctor of the Church
Veteran’s Day
Saint Martin of Tours, bishopSat.
Saint Josaphat, bishop and martyr
Please remember in your prayers …
For healing: William, Kathy, Allison, Hannah, Fr.
Marteka, Carolyn, Jennifer, Ed, Emily, Nicholas,
Becky, Colleen, Jeanne, Mike, Andrew, Cynthia,
Jeannette, Susan, Jason, Erin, Ruth, Mildred, Joan, Samantha,
Marion, Pauline, Donald, Marie, Yvette, Sandra, Aiden, Helen,
Richard, Bill, Alan, Norma, Andrea, Tyler, Jeanne, Tracy, Sharon,
Jane, Sr. Latetia, Barbara, Lynn, Sr. Joan McDermott, Ann, Peter,
Bob, Dawn, Daniel, Arlene, Anna, J.K., Skip, Charlie, Jim,
Jeremiah, Jackie, Dick, Hailey, Irene, Sandy
For peace of mind and strength: Joan, Karen, Patti, Linda,
John, Joseph, Lisa & family, Rosie, Joanne, Mary Frances, Jane
Paul, Shirley
Please pray for the sick, suffering & shut-in’s of our parish. Keep
them in your daily prayers that when they are physically weak,
they will have the strength of God and His love.
November 6, 2011
From the Pastor ~
This past week we had a very large and destructive snow
storm, and let's be honest, it was far too early for
snow! Yet, in the midst of that storm many families and
parishioners worked hard to help those in need,
especially those without power or heat. I thank all of you
who took the time and made the effort to help others
during this storm. When you help another in need you
live your baptism, the call of Jesus Christ to love one
another as he has loved us.
This weekend our parish is host to a wonderful and joyful
occasion, the wedding of Kevin Halloran and his bride
Laura Brannon. We only have a few weddings each
year, and this wedding is especially joyful, as the
Halloran family have been parishioners for many years,
and I remember when Kevin made his confirmation, as I
was his teacher! Now he and Laura begin their lives
together as husband and wife. Wow do I feel
old! Congratulations to Kevin and Laura. May God bless
everyday of your lives together.
This Thursday November 10th at 1:30 PM we will hold a
special prayer service and program in the Charbonneau
Activity Center here at the parish in honor of our
Veterans.
Please join our students in saluting the
American Flag, singing patriotic songs, and offering
prayers for Veterans both living and deceased.
Students will make a presentation to all attending
Veterans. We hope you can join us for this special time.
We thank all of our veterans for their service in defense
of our nation. God Bless you now and always.
Please consider taking an hour of adoration before the
Blessed Sacrament, as we have several hours
open. Thank you for your commitment to prayer for our
parish family.
In Christ,
Fr. Stephen M. Gemme
Week at a Glance
PK, K and Grade 1
Classes for grades Pre-K, K and Grade 1 will run from 10:15am
- 11:15am in the Pre-school building. November classes:
November 6th & 20th
Reconciliation
Classes for first reconciliation run from 10:15am until 12noon in
the school building. November classes: November 6th, 13th &
20th.
Grade 3 thru Grade 6
All classes for grades 3 thru 6 run from 10:15am -11:45am in
the school building. Please enter the building through the
glass doors by the activity center. November classes: November 6th & 20th.
Grade 7 & 8
Junior High Classes run from 10:15am-11:45am in the school
building. November classes: November 6th & 20th.
Grades 9 thru 11
High School classes run from 6pm - 8pm in the school building.
November classes: November 6th, 13th, & 20th.
The Next Youth Ministry event will be
Movie Night on Saturday, November 19th at 6pm
Outreach Ministry
Community Meals - The St. Bernadette Outreach Ministry
serves meals at the Trinity Church in Northborough
approximately every six weeks on Wednesday evenings to help
those in need. The next meal will be served on November 23.
Dismas Family Farm - Help prepare and serve a meal to men
who are living and working on a farm as they prepare to go
back into the community. The next Dismas Family Farm meal
will be held on November 14th.
Our Father’s Table - Approximately every 6-8 weeks we
prepare and serve a meal at a Church in Marlborough to help
those in need. The next meal will be held on December 27.
Food Pantry Collection - The first weekend of every month a
collection is taken up to help stock the local Northborough Food
Pantry that assists those in need in our community.
Interested in helping out? Contact Mary Ellen Duggan at
508-393-1819 or [email protected]
Sunday, November 6th
3nd Sunday in Ordinary Time
Mass: 9:00am & 11:00am
PK, K & Gr. 1: 10:15-11:15am
1st Reconciliation: 10:15-12:00pm
Gr. 3-6: 10:15am-11:45am
Gr. 9-11: 6:00-8:00pm
Monday, November 7th
Youth Choir, 6:00pm
Tuesday, November 8th
Adult Confirmation, 7pm
Knights of Columbus, 7pm
Thursday, November 10th
Veteran’s Day Prayer Service, 1:30pm
Adult Choir, 6:30pm
Prayer Group, 8:00pm
Friday, November 11th
Veterans Day ~ Parish Office Closed
Saturday, November 12
Confession 4:00pm
Vigil Mass: 5:00pm
Sunday, November 13
33rd Sunday in Ordinary Time
Mass 9:00 am & 11:00 am
1st Reconciliation: 10:15-12:00
Gr. 9-11: 6:00-8:00pm
Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament
We invite you to come and spend time with our Lord Jesus in
the Blessed Sacrament. Our chapel is open 24 hours - 7 days a
week. If you would like to sign up for a particular hour, please
call the parish office at 508-393-2838.
Hours that need to be filled by an adorer
Monday - 5am
Tuesday - 6pm (next 2 weeks)
Wednesday - 6am, 7am, 8am, 3pm, 5pm
Friday - 8am
Saturday & Sunday - All are welcome at anytime
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Slowly read Holy Scripture until something hits you. Then listen.
Say a rosary.
Let God look at you.
Tell Him something that made you happy. Then listen.
Tell Him what you are afraid of. Then listen.
Tell Him what angers you. Then listen.
Speak about your loved ones.
Pray for an enemy.
Talk with Him about work.
Sing a song for Him in your heart.
Promise to trust Him.
Imagine Mary sitting next to you and praying with you.
Renew your loyalty to His Church.
Lean on Him. Tell Him you love Him.
Thank Him for the Sacraments.
Tell him your failures. Ask for help. Then listen.
Slowly recite the Beatitudes.
Say the Our Father slowly.
Say the Hail Mary slowly.
Say the Creed slowly.
Pray for vocations.
Ask Him to show you the next step.
Look at yourself. Count your gifts. Then thank God.
Pray for the world.
Enjoy being in His presence.
During Eucharistic Adoration and through our prayers, we watch
and wait; we remain silent in His presence and open ourselves
to His graces which flow from the Eucharist. Intimacy with the
Lord in Eucharistic Adoration can deepen our awareness of just
how much God loves us and how we respond to that love.
“Let this meeting with Jesus be a time of healing in mind, body,
Vandy Brennan Nies
spirit and heart.”
“Be Still and know that I am God.” Psalm 46:10
Altar Society Ministry Needs Your Help!
The Altar Society Ministry members are responsible for cleaning
and preparing the church for weekend services. No one is
asked to work beyond his or her capabilities. You can expect to
work in small groups for 2 hours (usually Saturday mornings)
once every 2 months. The ministry is made up of
individuals, couples and families. We hope you will
consider serving in this ministry. For more information
or to volunteer, please contact Rose or Walter
Zydlewski at 508-485-7683.
St. Catherine of Siena’s Dialogue on Divine Providence
How good and how delightful is your spirit, Lord, in all men!
The eternal Father, indescribably kind and tender, turned his eye to this soul and spoke to her thus:
‘O dearest daughter, I have determined to show my mercy and loving kindness to the world, and I choose to provide for
mankind all that is good. But man, ignorant, turns into a death-giving thing what I gave in order to give him life. Not only
ignorant, but cruel: cruel to himself. But still I go on providing. For this reason I want you to know: whatever I give to
man, I do it out of my great providence.
‘So it was that when, by my providence, I created man, I looked into myself and fell in love with the beauty of the
creature I had made – for it had pleased me, in my providence, to create man in my own image and likeness.
‘Moreover, I gave man memory, to be able to remember the good things I had done for him and to be able to share in
my own power, the power of the eternal Father.
‘Moreover, I gave man intellect, so that, seeing the wisdom of my Son, he could recognise and understand my own will;
for I am the giver of all graces and I give them with a burning fatherly love.
‘Moreover, I gave man the desire to love, sharing in the tenderness of the Holy Spirit, so that he might love the things
that his intellect had understood and seen.
‘But my kind providence did all this solely that man might be able to understand me and enjoy me, rejoicing in my vision
for all eternity. And as I have told you elsewhere, the disobedience of your first parent Adam closed heaven to you – and
from that disobedience came all evil through the whole world.
‘To relieve man of the death that his own disobedience had brought, I tenderly and providently gave you my onlybegotten Son to heal you and bring satisfaction for your needs. I gave him the task of being supremely obedient, to free
the human race of the poison that your first parent’s disobedience had spread throughout the world. Falling in love, as it
were, with his task, and truly obedient, he hurried to a shameful death on the most holy Cross. By his most holy death he
gave you life: not human life this time, but with the strength of his divinity.’
Holiday Fair ~ November 20, 2011
St. Joseph’s Church, 29 South St., Barre,
Massachusetts – located on the town common
– will hold its annual Holiday Fair beginning at
8:00am, Nov. 20, 2011 in the church hall.
The pancake breakfast will be served from
8:00-10:30 a.m. followed by a corn chowder and sandwich
lunch from 11:00am-2:00pm
The fair will feature crafts,
jewelry, baked goods, many grand raffle prizes. Santa Claus will
be available for photographs starting at 10:30am.
Shroud of Turin Tour
See the Image of Jesus in His burial shroud
An authentic life-sized replica of the Holy Shroud of Turin
November 18, 2011 at 7:00pm
St. Bernard Parish @ St. Camillus Church
333 Mechanic Street, Fitchburg, MA
For more information, contact Marline at 978-345-5710
May the passion of Jesus be forever in your heart!
Prepare the Way
WQOM 1060 AM is excited to announce a
one-day Advent conference that will take
place on Saturday, December 10, 2011 to
celebrate the first anniversary of Catholic
radio being on the air in the greater New
England area. The conference is entitled
“Prepare the Way,” and will be held at Lowell Memorial Auditorium. It will feature notable Catholic speakers such as the
founder and president of Ignatius Productions and host of
“EWTN Live” Fr. Mitch Pacwa, SJ; Brian Patrick, radio host of
the popular “Son Rise Morning Show” and EWTN’s “Crossing
the Goal;” parenting expert and clinical psychologist Dr. Ray
Guarendi, host of “The Doctor Is In;” and Sr. Olga Yaqob, of the
Daughters of Mary of Nazareth. Cardinal Seán O’Malley will be
the Mass celebrant. Scot Landry, Host of “The Good Catholic
Life” will emcee and there will be a performance by the Boys of
St. Paul’s Church Harvard Square, Cambridge. Special discounted tickets are available through the month of October for
$30, or $40 with lunch. During the month of November, ticket
prices are $39, or $49 with lunch. No lunch tickets will be sold
after December 1st. Admission at the door will be $39. Call for
group rates. For more details go to www.wqom.org or call 877888-6279.
Trivium School Open House
Please come to our
Interfaith Thanksgiving Service
Sunday, November 20th at 4:00pm
Trinity Church
23 Main Street
Northborough
Sponsored by the Northborough
Interfaith Clergy Association
There will be an Open House opportunity
at Trivium School on November 20, from
1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Located on 471
Langen Road in Lancaster and serving
boys and girls in grades 7 through 12, Trivium School’s mission is to impart an integrated Catholic introduction to the Liberal
arts and Fine arts and to lead students on
the pathway of truth, goodness, and beauty.
For more information: (978) 365-4427 or [email protected]
or www.triviumschool.com
St. Bernadette School News
School has been in session for nine weeks. Certainly the weather has made its best attempt at
providing us with a full range of climate changes!
From shorts and air conditioning to winter outerwear and turning on the heat, our biggest surprise was last night’s
measurable snowfall. It is appropriate that the Summer uniform is
replaced with the full dress uniform beginning Monday, October 31.
Last week we kicked off the annual Magazine Drive, a
major fundraiser that helps bridge the $1,300 difference between
tuition and the actual per pupil expenditure necessary to educate a
student at St. Bernadette School. The eighth grade completed their
“Mixed Bag” fundraiser for their annual trip to Washington, DC and
are absolutely delighted to report that sales totaled more than
$6,100, yielding $3,000+ for the trip. Last Saturday’s “Parents Night
Out” featuring wine, beer and tastings from many local restaurants
was a wonderful opportunity to gather and enjoy the great company
of fellow parents and friends. Thank you for the many ways in
which you support St. Bernadette School students and help
strengthen our community.
After school activities are in full swing as the Cross Country team prepares for tomorrow’s “All Catholic Meet” at Lake Ave.
Park in Worcester where more than 230 students from Catholic
schools in the Worcester Diocese and Immaculate Conception
School in Marlboro will run the 1.8 mile course. The team’s season
will close with an event in Tewksbury next weekend. Basketball
season is gearing up, sports clinics continue and the Outreach Club
traveled to the Coleman House for a Halloween party with residents. The band can be heard practicing lessons every Friday afternoon. A master calendar is necessary to manage the demands on
the physical space as so many students pursue their varied interests. Thank you to all the volunteers who make it all possible!
The eighth graders had a marathon two days of Terra
Nova testing last week. Many of the boys will have another tomorrow as they take the entrance exam for St. John’s High School. The
high school application process is well underway and public
schools in several districts are holding information sessions for our
Class of 2012 students who may make up their future Class of
2016.
Marks closed today for the first quarter. First Quarter Report cards will be issued next Friday and emailed to each family.
Parent-Teacher conference days will be held November 17 and 18.
Deborah O’Neil and Julianne Morin
Christmas will be here soon!
This year, we will be selling our own St. Bernadette
Christmas card! Prices are $1.00 each or 6 for $5.00
St. Bernadette School invites all Veterans, Parishioners,
and friends to attend a special Veteran’s Day Prayer
Service and program to honor our veterans.
Thursday, November 10, 2011 at 1:30pm in the
Charbonneau Activity Center at St. Bernadette School
Not Your Average Cause
Not Your Average Joe’s Creative
Casual Cuisine...and worthy
causes.
Every Tuesday during the month of November, Not Your
Average Joe’s will give 15% of your total purchase back to St.
Bernadette School. Certificates must be presented to your
server. Certificates are available in the gathering space or
school office. Valid Tuesdays only: November 1st, 8th, 15th,
22nd and 29th.
Not Your Average Joe’s is located at 291 Turnpike Road,
Westborough, MA. (508)986-2350.
SAFE ENVIRONMENT TRAINING
There will be a Safe Environment Training class on Thursday,
November 3rd, at St. Anne’s Parish in Southboro at 8:00 pm.
If interested you may either call 508-485-0141 or email them at
[email protected]
2011 Fall Mini Retreat Series:
Spirituality for Everyday Living
Sacred Heart Retreat Center
226 Great Neck Road, Wareham, MA 02571
508-295-0100
Time: 10:00am-12:30pm Cost: $20
All are welcome!
November 9: Being a Blessing
With Thanksgiving this month we typically recall and reflect
upon all the good things in our lives for which we are grateful.
One of these gifts we may overlook, however, is the blessing
we ourselves are to others.
The beautiful indoor crèche, here at St. Bernadette is displayed
on our very own Christmas card. You will be able to view the
card this weekend in the gathering space. Cards can be purchased next weekend after all Masses or in the Pastoral Center
during office hours.
New Lector Training
There will be a training session for lectors on
Saturday, November 19th at 1:00pm in the church.
All lectors both new and experienced are welcome to attend.
December 14: The Power of Kindness
Everyone needs a little kindness, especially when we are
hurting. A simple act of kindness can make a powerful and
lasting impact.
Knights of Columbus St. Augustine Council
November 8: The November Knights of Columbus meeting will
be held on Tuesday, November 8 at 7:00pm in the
Pastoral Center.
November 12th-13th: Knights of Columbus
Recruitment after all Masses
Anima Christi
Soul of Christ, sanctify me.
Body of Christ, save me.
Blood of Christ, inebriate me.
Water from the side of Christ, wash me.
Passion of Christ, strengthen me.
O good Jesus, hear me.
Within your wounds conceal me.
Do not permit me to be parted from you.
From the evil foe protect me.
At the hour of my death call me.
And bid me come to you,
to praise you with all your saints
for ever and ever.
Amen.
En ego, o bone et dulcissime Iesu
Here,
O good and gentle Jesus,
I kneel before you,
and with all the fervor of my soul
I pray that you engrave within my heart
lively sentiments of faith, hope, and love,
true repentance for my sins,
and a firm purpose of amendment.
While I see and I ponder your five wounds
with great affection and sorrow in my soul,
I have before my eyes those words of yours
that David prophesied about you:
"They have pierced my hands and feet;
I can count all my bones." (Ps 22, 17)
Amen.
"Legatus is Back in Boston!"
Cardinal O’Malley has invited Legatus, the international organization of Catholic business leaders and spouses, to relaunch
the Boston chapter. If you are, or were, a business owner, CEO,
President, Managing Director, or Managing Partner, Legatus of
Boston invites you and your spouse to dinner with featured
speaker Mr. Thomas Monaghan, Founder of Domino’s Pizza
and Ave Maria University, at the Weston Golf Club in Weston,
MA, on Wednesday, November 17th. For more information,
please contact Gerard Marino at (781) 369-5048 or
email: [email protected]
Legatus, Latin for "ambassador," is the only organization in the
world designed for top-ranking Catholic business leaders. This
organization is the conduit connecting two powerful realities, the
challenge of top-tier business leadership and a religious tradition
second to none. Legatus provides its members the opportunity
to deepen their relationship with God and discover how Catholic
truth and values can help them meet the ethical challenges
faced on a daily basis. Spouses are full members, providing
additional opportunities to enhance marriage and family life.
Monthly meetings start with Mass, followed by socializing and
fine dining - complemented by dynamic and informative presentations by expert regionally or nationally known speakers.
"The world needs genuine witnesses to Christian ethics, and the
Church asks you to fulfill this role publicly and with perseverance." - Pope John Paul II in an address to Legatus members.
The Mighty Macs
By Joseph McAleer
Catholic News Service
NEW YORK (CNS) -- "The Mighty Macs" (Freestyle) is the factbased story of a women's basketball team from a Catholic
college who, through the grit and determination of their rookie
coach, got a shot at the national title.
This old-fashioned, family-friendly film is "Sister Act" without the
singing, "Rocky" with basketballs, and "The Trouble with Angels"
with Ellen Bursytn in the Rosalind Russell role of the mother
superior.
The year is 1972, the feminist movement is picking up steam,
and change is in the air. For Cathy Rush (Carla Gugino), 23 and
recently married, this means searching for a role to play beyond
that of dutiful housewife to her husband, Ed (David Boreanaz). A
star basketball player herself, Cathy missed out on her own
chance for glory, as her college eliminated the sport.
Against Ed's wishes, Cathy takes a job at Pennsylvania's
Immaculata College (now University), run by the Congregation of
the Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary. The stern
mother superior, Mother St. John (Bursytn), has no time for
sports; she's trying to keep the school afloat, fighting off appeals
from the board and the church to close its doors. Impatient and
irritable, she gives Cathy free rein to build a team from scratch.
This is Cathy's big chance and, although not a Catholic, she is
determined to fit in and succeed, inspiring a ragtag group of girls
to become a fighting force by believing in themselves. They
practice despite not having a court, with improvised uniforms
fashioned from nuns' smocks.
Cathy's faith never wavers, as she hands out "We Will Be #1"
buttons all over town. Help arrives in the form of the youngest
nun, Sister Sunday (Marley Shelton). Like Cathy, she is
struggling with her vocation, trying to find her place in a
traditional world. She also shares an interest in basketball. The
two bond, and Sister Sunday becomes the assistant coach,
drawing out the older nuns to cheer the team on at games.
Against all odds, the "Macs" of Immaculata College make their
way to their sport's first-ever national championship game. Cathy
not only saves herself and her marriage, but the fortunes of the
college -- melting the cold heart of Mother St. John in the
process.
Directed by newcomer Tim Chambers, "The Mighty Macs" is a
feel-good movie offering lessons in friendship, teamwork, trust
and perseverance. For the most part, Catholicism is treated with
respect, but it serves more as a colorful backdrop than a source
for commentary.
Sister Sunday provides some harmless comic relief. She lends
Cathy a habit so they can qualify for free tickets on United
Airlines. ("Second nun flies for free.")
Explaining her call to the religious life, Sister Sunday expresses
her love for Jesus. "That whole Cana thing?" she observes,
"Jesus just wanted everyone to have a good time."
The entire family will have a good time at "The Mighty Macs."
The Catholic News Service classification is A-I -- general
patronage. The Motion Picture Association of America rating is G
- general audiences. All ages admitted.-
Welcome to St. Bernadette Parish
Thank you for joining us in the celebration of the
Mass! It is our sincere wish to welcome you to
our parish. If you are new to our parish or to the
Catholic faith, we are honored to have you with
us. Registration packets are available in the
Gathering Space of the Church and at the
Pastoral Center Office or by calling 508-393-2838.
Please feel free to ask any questions about our
Church.
Frequently, those seeking to celebrate Marriage, Baptism or
serve as sponsors for Confirmation or Baptism request a letter
stating that they are active parishioners. To receive such a letter
one must be registered in the parish, attend Mass regularly and
be committed to stewardship of time, talent & treasure. One
means of verifying participation is through the use of parish
offertory envelopes. If you choose not to participate in the
support of the parish, or are unable to contribute at this time,
please note your prayerful support on your envelope and place
it in the weekly offertory. We will then be aware of your
continued participation, and you will not be noted as “inactive”
on our roster. To request envelopes, contact the parish office at
508-393-2838.
Offertory Collection
Week of October 30, 2011
Offertory Commitment
Loose
$2,652.00
$157.00
THANK YOU FOR YOUR GENEROSITY!
Liturgical Roles - November 12 & 13
Lector
5:00 p.m. J. Maguire
9:00 a.m. R. Lindquist
11:00 a.m. B. Henries
EMC
Servers
Deacon George
G. Boule
S. Carens
D. Coad
K. Lambert
H. Lambert
N. Lambert
C. Lambert
Deacon George
P. Amato
M. Anderson
B. Breyfogle
R. Vigeant
M. Driscoll
E. Gallagher
E. Gallagher
Deacon George
P. Lien
J. Moineau
K. O’Leary
P. Reuter
H. Lien
E. Lien
T.Lien
Altar Society Ministry - November 12
L. Valianti
M. Valianti
Bulletin Information:
Please email all bulletin information
to [email protected] or drop
it off to the Pastoral Center office no later
than Friday of the prior week. Thank You.
C. Flavin
Parish Ministry Leaders
Altar Servers
Chuck Dinovo
366-5288
Altar Society
Walter & Rose Zydlewski
485-7683
Art & Environment
Anne Wall
393-3042
Baptism Preparation
Sr. Muriel Audette
393-2838
Bereavement
Mary Jane Pierson
Sr. Muriel Audette
393-2766
393-2838
Coffee Hour
Marie LeBlanc
836-4490
Extraordinary Ministers of Communion
Deacon George O’Connor
393-3431
Knights of Columbus
St. Augustine Council #5724
Ken Foster, (Grand Knight)
393-7582
Parish Finance
Amy Halloran
393-2838
Lectors
Horace Turner
393-5340
Marriage Ministry
Deacon George &
Joyce O’Connor
393-3431
Mom’s Group
Cristina Phaneuf
Music Ministry
Contemporary Choir
Tom Lowe
978-562-0333
393-8113
Adult Choir
Kathrine Waters
Youth Choir
Priscilla Nardi
485-2705
Outreach
Mary Ellen Duggan
393-1819
Eucharistic Adoration
Sr. Muriel Audette
Celeste Mikitarian
393-2838
393-2838
Prayer Group
Marianne Kearney
351-6099
Prayer Shawl Ministry
Mary Anne Curtis
393-6751
Respect for Life
Evelyn & Russ Lindquist
R.C.I.A.
Sr. Muriel Audette
393-6484
393-9199
393-2838
Women’s Faith Sharing
Peg Lien
Sr. Muriel Audette
393-7180
393-2838
Youth Ministry
Lori Howard
393-2838