Saint Mary Parish - Waltham, MA Catholic Church


Saint Mary Parish - Waltham, MA Catholic Church
Saint Mary Parish
Parroquia de Santa María
1835 - 2015
Fourth Sunday in Ordinary time
February 1, 2015
Cuarto Domingo del Tiempo Ordinario
1 de Febrero de 2015
Santa María de Waltham
1 de Febrero de 2015
133 School Street, Waltham, MA 02451
Email: stmar [email protected]
Website: stmar ywaltham.or g
RECTORY/Rectoría 781-891-1730 (Fax 781-209-0555)
Rev. Michael Nolan
Parochial Vicar/V icario Par.
Rev. David Martin Ssentamu
Parochial Vicar/V icario Par.
Rev. Agustín Anda
In residence/En residencia
Rev. Timothy Murphy
In residence/En residencia
Rev. Daniel Hennessey
Business Mgr./Dir. de Negocios Mary McCarthy
Michael Welch
Lila Cleary
Choir Coordinators/Coordinadores de Coro
Ivan Colon (Español) , Michael Mukisa (Uganda),
Lila Cleary (Gregorian Chant)
IMMIGRATION CTR/Centro de Inmigración 617-817-7544
Deacon/Diácono Eduardo Mora
Offers assistance to those seeking support for immigration issues - citizenship, housing, ESL classes, and more.
Ofrece ayuda para aquellos que buscan apoyo para asuntos de
inmigración - ciudadanía, vivienda, clases de inglés como segundo idioma, y más.
Office Hours (Rel. Ed. Bldg.)/Horario de Oficina
Mon.-Thurs./Lunes-Jueves 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
or by appointment/o por cita
Administator/A dministradora
Nilvia Hernández
Adam Redjinski
AFTER SCHOOL PROG./Programa Después de la Escuela
Jennifer Acuña, Christine Dufresne, Patsy Gillespie
ANOINTING OF THE SICK/Unción de los enfermos
First Monday of the month - 12:10 p.m. Mass
El primer Lunes del mes durante la misa de las 12:10 p.m.
First Wednesday of the month - 7:00 p.m. Mass*
El primer Miércoles del mes durante la misa de las 7:00 p.m.*
First Friday of the month - 8:00 p.m. Mass*
El primer Viernes del mes durante la misa de las 8:00 p.m.*
or by appointment/o por cita
hogares y enfermos
Call Ann Faulstich at 781-893-8953.
Llamar a el Diácono 617-817-7544.
Call the Deacon to schedule the celebration. The young adult
must be participating in the Confirmation Program.
Llame al Diácono para programar la celebración. La joven
debe estar participando en el Programa de Confirmación.
The church is open every day from 8:30 a.m.-8:30 p.m.
La iglesia está abierta todos los días de 8:30 a.m.-8:30 p.m.
MASS SCHEDULE/Horario de las Misas
Saturday Vigil /Sábado Vigilia 4:00 p.m.
8:00 a.m., 10:00 a.m.
11:30 a.m. Español
1:30 p.m. Luganda
Monday-Friday/Lunes-Viernes 12:10 p.m.
Wednesday, Friday/Miércoles,Viernes
7:00 p.m. Español *
8:00 p.m. Luganda *
Friday/V iernes
Holy Days/Dias de Precepto
7:00 a.m., 12:10 p.m.
7:00 p.m. Español
Comunión y Adoración
7:00 p.m. Español *
MORNING PRAYER/ Oración M atutina
7:30 a.m. - 7:45 a.m.
PRAY THE ROSARY/El Santo Rosario
Monday-Friday/Lunes-Viernes 11:30 a.m.
11:00 a.m. Español
Friday/V iernes
Friday/V iernes
12:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.*
12:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
BAPTISM/Bautism o
Third Sunday of the month at 3 p.m. for children under age
seven. Parents must call the rectory to arrange for baptism.
Preparation is required.
Español: Padres y padrinos deben asistir a la preparación el
primer domingo del mes en el Edificio de Educación Religiosa y el Bautizo se llevara a cabo el primer domingo del mes
siguiente, después de la misa de las 11:30 a.m.
Luganda: First Sunday of the month during the 1:30 p.m.
Mass for children under age seven. Parents must call the rectory to arrange for baptism. Preparation is required.
SACRAMENTS OF INITIATION/Sacramentos de Iniciación
Adults and children (age 7+) who want to receive the sacraments of Baptism, Confirmation, or First Communion must
attend preparation classes. Call the rectory for information.
Los adultos y niños (mayores de siete años) que desean recibir los sacramentos del Bautismo, la Confirmación o la Primera Comunión pueden tomar clases de preparación para
los sacramentos. Llamar a la rectoría para información.
Call the rectory to arrange a meeting.
Llamar a la rectoría para información.
* Chapel/Capilla
a.m. - 12:00
a.m. - 12:00
p.m. - 3:45
a.m. - 11:20
Cuarto Domingo del Tiempo Ordinario
St. Mary Parish, Waltham
February 1, 2015
My brothers and sisters in Christ,
Even in Madrid I heard about the blizzard in Waltham!
I pray that you are all safe and able to travel on the roads.
Sometimes a “snow day” off from our regular routines
reminds us to slow down; to be quiet; to listen; to savor each
day as a gift from the Lord.
- Father Michael
This week we offer Masses with the anointing of the sick.
They are scheduled for this Monday, February 1 at 12:10
p.m., Wednesday, February 4 at 7:00 p.m. in the chapel, and
Friday, February 6 at 8:00 p.m. in the chapel. Anyone in
need of physical healing is encouraged to come forward for
the anointing. Anyone who is physically healthy is
encouraged to come and pray for the sick.
We know that some of you are unable to attend Mass if there
is a snowstorm or very bad weather. Please know that we are
very grateful when you mail in your Sunday donations even
if you were unable to attend the weekend Masses. We
depend greatly on your consistent stewardship to the parish
to cover our weekly expenses. Thank you!
On February 8 at 3:30 p.m. the Knights of Columbus will
have their second meeting in the Lower Hall. Please bring
your 3 new friends and fill out the application form!
The Prayer Shawl Ministry at St. Mary’s is looking for
volunteers who would like to knit or crochet shawls that are
given to persons who are ill or experiencing crisis. The
group meets on the third Saturday of each month at 2:30 at
St. Mary Apartments. All are welcome. For more
information, please contact Mary Alice McMahon at 781899-9726.
The Skills For Life Program, sponsored by the Marist
Missionary Sisters in Waltham, is now accepting
applications for the Basic Computer Skills II course. This
ten week course will be held from February 17-April 30.
Sessions are offered from 9:15-11:15 a.m. or from 3:15-5:15
p.m. For more information please call 781-891-5736 or
email [email protected]
Join us for a retreat at St. Mary’s on Friday evenings during
the period from February 13 - March 20 from 6:00 - 7:30
p.m. We will use the book entitled 33 Days to Morning
Glory: A Do-It-Yourself Retreat In Preparation for Marian
Consecration by Fr. Michael Gaitley MIC. The retreat will
also include information on fasting – just in time for Lent! If
you are interested in attending, please call the rectory and
leave your contact information.
The following Mass Intentions are scheduled this week:
Saturday, January 31
4:00 p.m. - Parish & Parishioners
Sunday, February 1
8:00 a.m. - Barbara Quinn
10:00 a.m. - Dorothy Carroll
Tuesday, February 3
12:10 p.m. - Maria Solari
Thursday, February 5
12:10 p.m. - Ruth Kane
Saturday, February 7
4:00 p.m. - Arthur Veno, Sr.
Sunday, February 8
8:00 a.m. - Parish & Parishioners
10:00 a.m. - Parish & Parishioners
Those requesting a weekend Mass Intention may serve as
gift bearers for that liturgy. Please speak to the celebrant
prior to the Mass.
Thank you for your generous offering to our parish.
• 685 people participated in the first four Masses last
weekend and contributed a total of $3,480 to the weekly
collection and $1,266 to the second collection for the
Church in Latin America.
• 220 people participated in the 1:30 Mass on January 18
and contributed $683 to the weekly collection and $99 to
the Special Monthly collection.
Irma, Maureen, Marie, Elsa, Teresa, Lisette, Brad, Anne,
Gayle, Norman
In the Gospel today we read that because Jesus spoke with
authority his reputation spread throughout the surrounding
region of Galilee. As his disciples, we can also speak with
authority when we put our faith into actions by helping the
poor and suffering.
Over the past three months, through your gifts, the Society
of St. Vincent de Paul was able to bring the light of Jesus
into the dark places of the poor, expending over $43,000 in
assistance to 367 families by providing food, gifts, gift
cards, new beds, and help with utility and rent bills. If you
have not responded to our annual appeal, please consider
making a meaningful donation this week. Envelopes are at
the Church doors. Thank you!
Christ, healer of hearts, teach us compassion for others.
Christ, maker of peace, help us bring peace to all people.
Christ, the light of life, show us the path of life. Amen.
Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time
Santa María de Waltham
1 de Febrero de 2015
“The love that brings new life into the world”
– Rabbi Sacks on the institution of marriage
continued from last week
The fifth development shaped the entire structure of Jewish experience. In ancient Israel an originally secular
form of agreement, called a covenant, was taken and transformed into a new way of thinking about the
relationship between God and humanity, in the case of Noah, and between God and a people in the case of
Abraham and later the Israelites at Mount Sinai. A covenant is like a marriage. It is a mutual pledge of
loyalty and trust between two or more people, each respecting the dignity and integrity of the other, to work
together to achieve together what neither can achieve alone. And there is one thing even God cannot achieve
alone, which is to live within the human heart. That needs us.
So the Hebrew word emunah, wrongly translated as faith, really means faithfulness, fidelity, loyalty,
steadfastness, not walking away even when the going gets tough, trusting the other and honouring the other’s
trust in us. What covenant did, and we see this in almost all the prophets, was to understand the relationship
between us and God in terms of the relationship between bride and groom, wife and husband. Love thus
became not only the basis of morality but also of theology. In Judaism faith is a marriage. Rarely was this
more beautifully stated than by Hosea when he said in the name of God:
I will betroth you to me forever;
I will betroth you in righteousness and justice, love and compassion.
I will betroth you in faithfulness, and you will know the Lord.
Jewish men say those words every weekday morning as we wind the strap of our tefillin around our finger
like a wedding ring. Each morning we renew our marriage with God.
This led to a sixth and quite subtle idea that truth, beauty, goodness, and life itself, do not exist in any one
person or entity but in the “between,” what Martin Buber called Das Zwischenmenschliche, the
interpersonal, the counterpoint of speaking and listening, giving and receiving. Throughout the Hebrew Bible
and the rabbinic literature, the vehicle of truth is conversation. In revelation God speaks and asks us to listen.
In prayer we speak and ask God to listen. There is never only one voice. In the Bible the prophets argue with
God. In the Talmud rabbis argue with one another. In fact I sometimes think the reason God chose the Jewish
people was because He loves a good argument. Judaism is a conversation scored for many voices, never
more passionately than in the Song of Songs, a duet between a woman and a man, the beloved and her lover,
that Rabbi Akiva called the holy of holies of religious literature.
The prophet Malachi calls the male priest the guardian of the law of truth. The book of Proverbs says of the
woman of worth that “the law of lovingkindness is on her tongue.” It is that conversation between male and
female voices, between truth and love, justice and mercy, law and forgiveness, that frames the spiritual life.
In biblical times each Jew had to give a half shekel to the Temple to remind us that we are only half. There
are some cultures that teach that we are nothing. There are others that teach that we are everything. The
Jewish view is that we are half and we need to open ourselves to another if we are to become whole.
continued next week
Cuarto Domingo del Tiempo Ordinario
St. Mary Parish, Waltham
February 1, 2015
We encourage everyone to continue reading the Acts of the
Apostles this week …
The Riot of the Silversmiths. About that time a serious
disturbance broke out concerning the Way. There was a
silversmith named Demetrius who made miniature silver
shrines of Artemis and provided no little work for the
craftsmen. He called a meeting of these and other workers in
related crafts and said, “Men, you know well that our
prosperity derives from this work. As you can now see and
hear, not only in Ephesus but throughout most of the
province of Asia this Paul has persuaded and misled a great
number of people by saying that gods made by hands are not
gods at all. The danger grows, not only that our business will
be discredited, but also that the temple of the great goddess
Artemis will be of no account, and that she whom the whole
province of Asia and all the world worship will be stripped
of her magnificence.”
Our Lady Comforter of the Afflicted, Waltham, is hosting a
small group retreat Consoling the Heart of Jesus. The retreat
runs from February 15-April 19, meeting from 6:00-7:30
p.m. each Sunday night for ten weeks. The retreat will begin
with an orientation and introduction by Fr. Michael Gaitley,
MIC (on DVD) followed by small group sharing. During the
week, we will read sections of the book, Consoling the Heart
of Jesus: A Do-It-Yourself Retreat Based on the Spiritual
Exercises of St. Ignatius of Loyola by Fr. Gaitley and
answer questions in the Retreat Companion. Please contact
Iona Pasqual at [email protected] for more
information and to register by February 1.
If you or someone you know is suffering from the pain of a
past abortion, the Project Rachel ministry of the Archdiocese
of Boston will offer a one-day healing retreat for women at a
confidential location on the following Saturdays from 9:00
a.m.-5:00 p.m.: February 21, March 28, April 25. For more
information and registration, call 508-651-3100 or visit Trust in the tender mercy of God!
Please bring a baby gift to Mass on the weekend of February
28 and March 1 to support the Parish Family Baby Shower.
Baby items that are needed include: baby bottles, newborn
or size 1 disposable diapers, diaper bags, size small sleep
and play clothing, sweaters, crib sheets, socks, nightgowns,
blanket sleepers, receiving blankets, pacifiers, and toiletries.
All proceeds benefit the Pregnancy Help Office at the
Archdiocese of Boston. Monetary donations are acceptable,
too. Please make checks payable to Fund for the Unborn.
We continue with our “Question & Answer” series about
Liturgy and the Sacraments. The text is taken from the
Compendium of the Catechism of the Catholic Church.
• For what reason are the sacraments necessary for
For believers in Christ the sacraments, even if they are not
all given to each of the faithful, are necessary for salvation
because they confer sacramental grace, forgiveness of sins,
adoption as children of God, conformation to Christ the Lord
and membership in the Church. The Holy Spirit heals and
transforms those who receive the sacraments.
The Mass in Latin (Extraordinary Form) at Saint Charles
Borromeo will be cancelled on February 14 at 6:00 p.m.
This mass will resume the following Saturday, February 21.
St. Mary Parish presents a teaching and exposition of Sacred
Relics on Friday February 27 at 7:00 p.m. Father Carlos
Martins of the Companions of the Cross will be here with his
very special ministry to teach about these holy objects. He
will bring with him over 150 relics, some as old as 2000
years. Among the treasures will be relics of St. Maria
Goretti, St. Therese of Lisieux (the “Little Flower"), St.
Francis of Assisi, St. Anthony of Padua, St. Thomas
Aquinas, and St. Faustina Kowalska. In addition, there will
also be present a portion of the veil of Our Lady, as well as
one of the largest remaining pieces of the True Cross in the
world. Those in attendance will be able to examine and
venerate each relic. In the Church’s history many miracles
and healings have been worked in the presence of relics, and
many have been healed through this ministry. Please do not
miss this opportunity. You are encouraged to bring your
articles of devotion (such as rosaries, holy cards, etc.) and
pictures of ill friends/family members which you will be
able to touch to the reliquaries as a means of intercession.
For more information visit
You are invited to join other Christians for 40 days of prayer
and fasting for an end to abortion. You are also invited to
stand and peacefully pray during a 40-day vigil in the public
right-of-way outside Planned Parenthood at 1055
Commonwealth Avenue in Boston, beginning February 18 at
3:00 p.m. In addition, during these 40 days, candlelight
vigils will take place on Friday nights at 7:00 p.m. (English),
and on Saturday nights at 6:00 p.m. (Spanish). A concluding
prayer service will take place on Sunday, March 29 at 3:00
p.m. Help spread the word about this important community
outreach. If you’d like more information or would like to
volunteer to help, please contact Rita Russo at 781-7624391.
Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time
Santa María de Waltham
1 de Febrero de 2015
Queridos hermanos en Cristo:
El próximo 14 de Febrero, ocho parejas se casarán y otras
parejas ya casadas renovarán sus votos matrimoniales. Puedo
palpar el entusiasmo de la comunidad por éste evento. Hay
también un comité formado por personas muy respetadas en
la comunidad, que ha estado trabajando en el proyecto “Las
Bodas de Caná”. San Juan nos dice que el primer milagro de
Jesús se realizó en Caná de Galilea por la intercesión de la
Santísima Virgen María. Los novios de Caná fueron muy
inteligentes e invitaron a su Boda a Jesús, a María y
seguramente a los discípulos de Jesús. Acompañemos con
nuestras oraciones a éstos novios que han invitado a Jesús a
sus vidas una manera especial al recibir el sacramento y para
que los matrimonios que renovarán sus votos, reciban la
ayuda de Dios, la Virgen y los Santos en éstos tiempos en
que las familias sufren tantos ataques y desafíos,
especialmente cuando ellos se esfuerzan por ser buenos
Católicos, todos prevemos frutos abundantes en todo lo que
ayude a fortalecer a las familias de nuestra comunidad.
- Padre Agustín
Gracias por su generosa ofrenda a nuestra parroquia.
• 685 personas participaron en las primeras cuatro misas el
pasado fin de semana y contribuyeron con $3,480 a la
colección semanal y con $1,266 para la segunda colección
para Latinoamérica.
• 220 personas participaron en la misa de 1:30 el 18 de Enero y
contribuyeron con $683 a la colección semanal y con $99 a la
colección mensual especial.
La Misa en Latin (Forma Extraordinaria) en San Carlos
Borrome sera cancelada el 14 de febrero a las 6:00 p.m.
Tesoros de la Iglesia es un ministerio de evangelización de la
Iglesia Católica. Dirigida por Padre Carlos Martins de los
Compañeros de la Cruz, su objetivo es dar a la gente una
experiencia del Dios vivo a través de un encuentro con las
reliquias de sus santos en la forma de exposición. Cada
exposición comienza con una presentación multimedia sobre
la Iglesia en uso de reliquias que es el que salva, la
catequesis, y devocional, que conduce a una renovación de la
fe Católica para muchas personas. Después de la enseñanza
los asistentes tienen la oportunidad de venerar las reliquias
de algunos de sus santos favoritos. Este ministerio se
desplaza a lo largo de Américas del Norte y será en Iglesia
Santa Marie el Viernes 27 de Febrero a las 7:00 p.m. para
obtener más información visite
Grupo de apoyo a personas afectadas por Cáncer
Este grupo de sobrevivientes de Cáncer se reúne el
segundo sábado de cada mes en el edificio de Educación
Religiosa. A medida que compartimos nuestra trayectoria
con el cáncer, obtenemos fuerza y esperanza de otros, de
la Biblia, y del orar los unos por los otros. Los esperamos.
Una invitación a las personas nuevas en la parroquia como
también a los que pertenecemos a esta comunidad por
mucho tiempo de registrarse en la parroquia. Hay
registraciones en las puertas de la Iglesia. Si usted es nuevo
por favor de presentarse al Sacerdote y manténganse
hablando con el hasta que le conozca. Esto nos ayudará a
edificar la comunidad. También les invitamos a registrarse
en la parroquia y hacer su donación s través de los sobres.
También nos gustaría saber si cambia su dirección. Estos
nos ayudarían grandemente en la comunicación y servicio.
El Miércoles 28 de Enero empezaremos las clases de
Confirmación y de Primera Comunión para adultos, como
hemos hechos todos los años; el horario será de 6:30 a 8:00
p.m. en el edificio de Educación Religiosa. Si usted está
interesado o conoce a alguien que necesita los sacramentos
por favor de comunicarse con el Diácono Eduardo Mora
después de la Misa o en la oficina del Centro de Inmigración.
El estado de Massachusetts tiene un programa que proveerá
asistencia de calefacción del 1de noviembre, 2014 al 30 de
abril de 2015. La elegibilidad esta basada en el numero de
personas en la casa e ingreso bruto de todos los miembros.
Cualquier persona que haya recibido asistencia el año
pasado recibirá la aplicación de recertificación por correo.
Esta deberá ser llenada y enviada por correo tan pronto
como sea posible. Si Usted tiene 60 años o más y necesita
ayuda con los documentos o desea aplicar por primera vez,
por favor llame a Maureen Baglio al 781-314-3301. A las
personas menores de 60 años favor de contactar Community
Teamwork, Inc. Fuel Assistance, 45 Kirk Street, 2nd Floor,
Lowell, MA 01852, o llame al 978-458-6161.
El próximo 8 de febrero los Caballeros de Colón se reunirán
por segunda vez en el Salón debajo de la Iglesia. Traigan a
sus tres nuevos amigos con sus solicitudes!
Recuerde el horario de servicio en el Centro de Inmigración
es el siguiente: Lunes a Jueves de 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Los sábados de 12:00 - 2:00 p.m. y los domingos después de
la Misa si es necesario. Estamos para servirles.
Cuarto Domingo del Tiempo Ordinario

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