to load the bulletin
Rev. Daniel J. Sinibaldi, Pastor ([email protected])
Deacon Richard Falardeau ([email protected])
Sr. Lucie Ducas, CSC Pastoral Associate
Anna Ingram: St. Mary Rel. Coordinator (332-4671)
ST. MARY CHURCH
71 Lowell St., Rochester, NH 03867
(603) 332-1869 FAX (603) 332-2040
E-mail: [email protected]
Web site: www.stmarychurchnh.org
Office : Monday-Thursday 9 am –12 noon—1pm—4 pm
7:15 am & 11:30 am
Sacrament of Reconciliation:
Saturday 3 pm—3:30 pm
Or by Appointment
ST. PETER CHURCH
88 Central St.—P.O. Box 565, Farmington, NH 03835
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site : www.stpeterchurch.webs.com
Tuesday & Thursday: 9 am to 12 noon,
or by appointment
Call office for arrangements. First time parents must attend
Arrangements should be made with the Pastor or the Deacon at
least six months before the wedding date.
ANOINTING OF THE SICK/COMMUNION TO
Please call the office to inform us if someone is ill or has been
hospitalized and is in need of the Sacrament.
RITE OF CHRISTIAN INITIATION
Process of initiation into the Catholic Faith. If interested,
please call either church office.
Twenty-Eighth Sunday in Ordinary Time
October 11, 2015
ST. MARY CHRISTMAS FAIR
The St. Mary’s Christmas Fair will be held on Saturday,
November 14. We are still in need of four more Theme Baskets. Advance sales will start the weekend of October 24 th
and 25th. Please deliver your baskets October 20th, 21st,
and 22nd. Baskets will also be accepted on Saturday, October 24th from noon to 3 pm.
"Go, sell what you have, and give to the poor and you
will have treasure in heaven; then come, follow me." At
that statement his face fell, and he went away sad, for
he had many possessions. Jesus looked around and
said to his disciples, "How hard it is for those who have
wealth to enter the kingdom of God!" - Mk 10:21c-23
The Marian Society will be holding a Soup Stroll on
Saturday, October 17, from 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm. Cost is $6
per person, $20 for a family of four or more. All proceeds
will go to the Crop Walk. Tickets will be sold after all Masses beginning this weekend. You must have purchased a
ticket to participate.
KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS
The Knights of Columbus will be hosting a Spaghetti
Dinner on Saturday, October 24th, after the 4:00 pm Mass.
Cost is $8 per person, $18 for a family of four or more.
Proceeds will be used to benefit our seminarians. Tickets
will be sold at the door.
STEPHANIE FOSTER MEMORIAL FUNDRAISER
Oct. 10—28th Sunday in Ordinary Time (vigil)
John Murray by Family
Ralph Brock by Phyllis & Prisco DiPrizio
October 11th—28th Sunday in Ordinary Time
7: 15 AM
Daniel O’Leary by Mom & Dad
Blanche Valley by Mary & Norm
John Hart by Loving Wife Betty
Shirley Proulx by Proulx Family
Ralph Brock by Janet Vachon
Stephanie Foster by Family (3rd anniversary)
Janice Nadeau by John & Pat Roese
Ralph Brock by Mark & Julie Lapierre
John Spear by Loving Wife Anna
Carol O’Neil Hayes by Family
John T. Smith by Deb Smith
No Parish Mass
Wednesday October 14th—Callistus I, pope & martyr
No Parish Mass
October 15th—Teresa of Jesus, virgin & doctor
No Parish Mass
October 16th—Hedwig, religious and
Margaret Mary Alacoque, virgin
No Parish Mass
Oct. 17th—Ignatius of Antioch, bishop & martyr
Anne McCarthy by Nancy Santoro
Ignatius Santoro by Nancy Santoro
Robert Cookson by Family
Patrick Sinibaldi by Maureen Minion
October 18th—29th Sunday in Ordinary Time
Bill Farrell by Cheryl
Ralph Brock by Melanie & Mike Gagnon
Donald Beaudet by Family
John Hart by Loving Wife Betty
Frank Forest by Wife Doris
Patrick Sinibaldi by Ken & Bonnie Billings
The Foster family will be selling tickets the weekend of
October 17-18 for a Comedy Night to raise money for the
National Organization for Rare Disorders in memory of
Stephanie Foster. The Comedy Night will be held on Saturday, November 7th, beginning at 5:30 pm, at the Elks Lodge
in Rochester. Tickets are $15 for dinner only or $35 for dinner and the comedy show. Tickets may also be purchased
at the office or by calling Laurie Foster at 767-7371.
MARRIAGE AND THE FAMILY
The NH Diocesan Council of Catholic Women will be
holding a Fall Gathering here at St. Mary’s on Saturday,
October 17th, beginning at 7:45 am. The presenters are
Tim and Sue Muldoon, who bring a wealth of experience as
parents, spiritual guides, and religious educators. Their
most recent book, Six Sacred Rules for Families, is published by Ave Maria Press.
Tim Muldoon is a professor currently serving in the Division of University Mission and Ministry at Boston College.
Sue is a therapist and religious educator. She is currently
Director of Religious Education for Good Shepherd Parish
in Wayland, MA..
Our Lady of Guadalupe Rosary
Registration & continental breakfast
Questions and answers
Hot turkey dinner with all the fixings
Cost is $25.00. Please mail checks at Diocese of Manchester, Finance Office, P.O. Box 310, Manchester, NH
03105-0310. For more information, contact Jo Ann Ellison
at jellisonrcbm.org or phone (603) 633-0173
Saint Mary Church
THIS WEEK’S GOSPEL
As Jesus was setting out on a journey, a man ran up,
knelt down before him, and asked him, “Good teacher,
what must I do to inherit eternal life?” Jesus answered him,
“Why do you call me good? No one is good but God alone.
You know the commandments: You shall not kill; you shall
not commit adultery; you shall not steal; you shall not bear
false witness; you shall not defraud; honor your father and
your mother.” He replied and said to him, “Teacher, all of
these I have observed from my youth.” Jesus, looking at
him, loved him and said to him, “ You are lacking in one
thing. Go, sell what you have, and give to the poor and you
will have treasure in heaven; then come, follow me.” At
that statement his face fell, and he went away sad, for he
had many possessions.
Jesus looked around and said to his disciples, “How
hard it is for those who have wealth to enter the kingdom of
God!” The disciples were amazed at his words. So Jesus
again said to them in reply, “Children, how hard it is to enter the kingdom of God! It is easier for a camel to pass
through the eye of a needle than for one who is rich to enter the kingdom of God.” They were exceedingly astonished and said among themselves, “Then who can be
saved?” Jesus looked at them and said, “For human beings it is impossible, but not for God. All things are possible for God.” Peter began to say to him, “We have given
up everything and followed you.” Jesus said, “Amen, I say
to you, there is no one who has given up house or brothers
or sisters or mother or father or children or lands for my
sake and for the sake of the gospel who will not receive a
hundred times more now in this present age: houses and
brothers and sisters and mothers and children and lands,
with persecutions, and eternal life in the age to come.”
How much are you willing to
give up for the Lord?
THE PASTOR’S PONDERANCES
October 3-4, 2015
NH Retired Priests
St. Elizabeth Seton School Scholarship
Thanks for your continued generosity!
ANNUAL CROP WALK
It’s time for the Annual Crop Walk again, sponsored by
the Greater Rochester Interfaith Council (GRIC). Walkers
and sponsors are needed for this year’s walk, which is
themed Super Heroes and will be held on Sunday, October
25th. Registration begins at 1:00 pm with the walk beginning at 1:30 pm. This year’s walk with be a 5K that starts
and ends at the United Methodist Church located on Main
Street. Soup will be served after the walk. Proceeds go to
both worldwide and local needs. Registration information is
available in the gathering area. Questions can be directed
to Cheryl Black at 335-6935 or [email protected]
ST. THOMAS AQUINAS HIGH SCHOOL
St. Thomas Aquinas High School invites all members
of the community to participate in its annual fall Open
House on Sunday afternoon, October 18th, at 1:00 pm. We
welcome all prospective students and their families to experience educational excellence while also enjoying the
warms of a genuine school community.
Jesus gives His people an achievable path to heaven.
First, we must simplify our lives. Second, having put our
own households in order, we must then be concerned
about other people’s salvation besides our own with a special emphasis on the poor.
All Confirmation Candidates grade 10 and a parent will
gather at St. Mary’s on Sunday, October 11th, from 11:30
am to 3:00 pm for a presentation/mini-retreat and rehearsal
for the Sacrament of Confirmation. If you have any questions, please contact Anna Ingram at 332-4671.
If you want to have a notice or a Mass intention published in the bulletin, it needs to be submitted by the MONDAY preceding the weekend by noon, unless there is a
holiday, when the bulletin is submitted a week early. The
office e-mail address is [email protected]
WELCOME TO OUR NEWLY BAPTIZED!!
Marley Giggi Moore
Anne Elizabeth Morse
Ethan Andrew Ratte
Beaudin Thomas Roberts
Son of Dustin Moore
and Karen Brandon
Daughter of Edward Morse
and Kaisha Oliveira
Son of Christopher Ratte
and Kelly Ramsey
Son of Timothy Roberts
and Kristy Croft
The office will be closed on Monday, October 12th, in
honor of Columbus Day.
Saint Peter Church
SR. LUCIE SAYS
ST. PETER’S PAGE
October 11, 2015
MONTH OF OCTOBER
IN MEMORY OF
The Gospel Acclamation for this the 28 th
Sunday in Ordinary Time is: “Blessed are the
poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of
heaven.” Does this mean that all of us have to
give up everything as was asked by the man
who had many possessions? Not for all, for
some yes, but for most of us it means to be satisfied with what we have, to use it wisely, and
to give to those who are less fortunate than
ourselves rather than always striving for more
riches—most of the things which often we do
not even use. So let us use what we do have
wisely for our good and for the good of all.
Remember, we do not always need the newest
and the best! Let us look around. Do we have
things, for instance, be it clothes or whatever,
that others could use or need more than we
do? Let’s find them new homes.
JESUS CHRIST IS CALLING YOU!
Are you interested in learning about the Catholic faith?
Are you interested in becoming Catholic? Are you curious
about who Christ is? Are you searching for a place to call
home? Were you baptized Catholic but have not celebrated
the sacraments of the Eucharist or Confirmation? Come
journey with us on Monday evenings at St. Mary Church at
7:00 pm. If interested, please contact the office at 3321869 or just come.
October 4, 2015
ST. PETER PENNY SALE
St. Peter’s Penny Sale is the parish’s biggest fundraiser and is less than a month away. We are now collecting
donations—food items, certificates, and new items of all
kinds. Please bring your donations to the church or to the
parish house by Thursday, November 5th, at the latest.
Thank you in advance for all your help and generosity.
We will be collecting nonperishable food items for the
Interfaith Food Pantry next weekend.
Bible Study will begin on Tuesday, October 20 th, and
Wednesday, October 21st. Sessions are at 7 pm on
Wednesday evenings at St. Mary’s and at 9:30 am on
Tuesday mornings at St. Peter’s. The course is 6 weeks
long. The topic is Paul’s Letter to the Corinthians. There is
no fee for the Bible Study, but donations are gratefully accepted.
SISTERS OF HOLY CROSS ANNUAL FAIR
The Sisters of Holy Cross Annual Fair will be held on
Saturday, October 17th, in Manchester. Sr. Lucie has raffle
tickets for sale.
Readings for the Week of October 11, 2015
Sunday: Wis 7:7-11/Heb 4:12-13/Mk 10:17-30 or 10:17-27
Monday: Rom 1:1-7/Lk 11:29-32
Tuesday: Rom 1:16-25/Lk 11:37-41
Wednesday: Rom 2:1-11/Lk 11:42-46
Thursday: Rom 3:21-30/Lk 11:47-54
Friday: Rom 4:1-8/Lk 12:1-7
Saturday: Rom 4:13, 16-18/Lk 12:8-12
Next Sunday: Is 53:10-11/Heb 4:14-16/Mk 10:35-45 or 10:42-45