1 SACRED HEART . N e w t o n F o u r t h S u n d a y o f E a s t e r M a y 7 , 2 0 1 7. SACRED HEART NEWTON. PARISH RESOURCES. SACRAMENT OF RECONCILIATION OFFICE MAILING ADDRESS. Saturday: 2:30 to 3:30pm or anytime by appointment 1321 Centre Street, Newton, MA 02459. BAPTISM Ar r angement for this Sacr ament of OFFICE HOURS. Initiation may be made by contacting the Rectory. Monday, Tuesday, 9:30am to 5pm; Wednesday, MARRIAGE Ar r angements for Mar r iage should Thursday, 8:30-3:30; Fridays 9:00am to 12:00 Noon be made with the parish priest at least eight months in advance to allow for adequate preparation. PHONE AND E-MAIL. Rectory Office 617-969-2248. RELIGIOUS EDUCATION PROGRAM Pastoral Associate 617-969-4021. Grades 1 through 5 - Tuesdays 4:00 to 5:15pm Religious Education 617-969-4031.
2 Grades 6 through 10 - Tuesdays 7:00 to 8:30pm MacKenzie Center 617-969-2248 ext. 125. VISITATION TO THE SICK We ar e most eager Fax 617-965-7515. to help anyone who cannot celebrate Mass with us in Our Lady Help of Christians 617-527-7560. Church. If you wish to receive the sacraments of Confession, Communion, or the Anointing of the Sick, please call the Rectory. Please notify us of any hospitalization so that we may help. MASSES Weekends (Upper Church) Saturday: 4:00pm Sunday: 9:00am, 11:00am in ASL (also Voiced) 12 Noon (Lower Church) Weekdays (Lower Church) Monday Saturday: 9:00am Saturday following Mass: Rosary, Exposition, Adoration and Benediction of the Blessed STAFF. Sacrament, concluding at 10:30am Rev. John Sassani, Pastor: 617-515-1743.
3 Holy Days (Upper Church) Rev. Robert J. Blaney, P. Vicar: 617-527-7560 x212. 7:00am at Our Lady Help of Christians Rev. Adrian Milik, P. Vicar: 617-527-7560x224. 9:00am at SACRED HEART In Residence: Rev. Michael Hahn 12:00 noon at Our Lady Help of Christians In Residence at OLHC: Msgr. Dennis Sheehan 7:30pm at SACRED HEART . This Mass is in both William B. Koffel, Deacon English and ASL Mrs. Marie Buckley, Pastoral Associate Holidays (Lower Church) Mr. Brian Romer Niemiec, Pastoral Associate 9:00am Mr. Manny Lim, Interim Director of Music Mr. Michael Bliss, Business Manager WEBSITES : Mrs. Michelle Solomon, Religious Education Director Mrs. Margaret Miller, Administrative Associate WELCOME: If you are new in the Par ish, please Mrs. Marisa Cimino, Activities Coordinator, introduce yourself after Mass or at the rectory office.
4 MacKenzie Center We want to know and serve you. Mr. David Nahabedian, Facilities Manager 2. SACRED HEART NEWTON. OUR COMMUNITY NEWS. MASS INTENTIONS Convent Chapel Saturday, May 6 Palliative Care Presentation: Thursday, May 11, 4:00pm, Parishioners of SACRED HEART 7:00pm, OLHC lower Hall Sunday, May 7 Coffee Hour: Friday, May 12, Following 9:00am 9:00am, First Communicants and their Families Mass, Parish Center 12:00 Noon, Julia and Martin Groden and Liturgy, Holy Hour, Rosary: Saturday, May 13, Claire Groden Smith 9:00am 10:30am, Lower Church Saturday, May 13 Extended Coffee Hour: Sunday, May 14, 4:00pm Sheila Werbinski Following 9:00am Mass, Parish Center Sunday, May 14. 9:00am, Joseph 12:00 Noon, Sister Julia Breen A LETTER FROM THE PASTOR.
5 CELEBRANTS FOR NEXT WEEK This Sunday we hear Jesus describing himself as the Saturday, May 13, 4:00pm: Msgr. Sheehan gate of the sheepfold. He is the Shepherd who guards Sunday, May 14, 9:00am: Fr. Blaney and cares for his sheep; he calls to them, and the 11:00am: Fr. Carey; 12:00 Noon: Fr. Blaney sheep hear his voice. Throughout my life, I have heard Christ calling me, and have always tried to SCRIPTURE READINGS FOR THIS WEEK respond as best I can. My response to Christ has Sunday May 7, Fourth Sunday of Easter brought me unexpected joys, and a peace that I would Acts 2:14a, 36-41; Ps. 23:1-3a, 3b-4, 5, 6; not have thought possible. 1 Peter 2:20b-25; John 10:1-10 About a year ago, I was diagnosed with a Monday, May 8 progressive neurological illness.
6 This disease is Acts 11:1-18; Ps. 42:2-3, and 43:3, 4; incurable, and will continue to affect the way I live John 10:11-18 my life. I have been blessed with a strong support Tuesday, May 9 system of family, friends, colleagues, and doctors Acts 11:19-26; Ps. 87:1b-3, 4-5, 6-7; that have made these last few years joy-filled and life John 10:22-30 -giving. I can say without hesitation that I have no Wednesday, May 10, St. Damien Joseph de Veuster worries or concerns as I continue my journey with Acts 12:24 13:5a; Ps. 67:2-3, 5, 6 and 8; this disease, and I now rely more and more on the John 12:44-50 voice of Jesus, our shepherd, to guide me in these Thursday, May 11 next years of ministry. Acts 13:13-25; Ps. 89:2-3, 21-22, 25 and 27; As part of the reality of my condition, the John 13:16-20 collaborative will be getting a new priest.
7 Fr. Dan Friday, May 12, Sts. Nereus and Achilleus and Riley will be joining us on June 1st. His official St. Pancras title will be Parochial Vicar Assisting the Pastor Acts 13:26 33; Ps. 2:6-7, 8-9, 10 -11ab; with Administration. I will remain the Pastor and John 14:1-6 will continue to guide us as we journey through this Saturday, May 13, Our Lady of Fatima collaborative process, but Fr. Dan will be here to help Acts 13:44-52; Ps. 98:1, 2-3ab, 3cd-4; me in the execution of that leadership, and in the John 14:7-14 daily management needs of the collaborative. Sunday, May 14, Fifth Sunday of Easter In this Easter Season where we celebrate the Acts 6:1-7; Ps. 33:1-2, 4-5, 18-19; 1 Peter 2:4-9; Resurrection of Christ and the promise of our own John 14:1-12 immortality, I ask that you please pray for me as I.
8 Face this next step in my life's journey. Thank you CALENDAR NOTES. for your love and commitment to the collaborative, First Communion Reception: Sunday, May 7, and please know of my promise of prayers for you. 10:00am 1:00pm, Parish Center Knights of Columbus: Wednesday, May 10, Peace, Fr. John Sassani 7:30pm, Convent Dining Room Prayer Group: Wednesday, May 10, 7:30pm, 3. SACRED HEART NEWTON. RELIGIOUS EDUCATION NEWS Music at SACRED HEART . Erica comes to the The long-awaited day for our First Communion collaborative from Blessed Sacrament in Walpole, families has arrived! Mrs. Sanroma has prayerfully where for the past eight years she has built and led our students to know that Jesus is present, body directed a music ministry program with about eighty and blood, soul and divinity in the Eucharist and volunteers.
9 She holds a Doctorate of Musical Arts in wants to be united with each one of them today and Organ Performance and Literature from the Eastman always! Please pray that our children will always School of Music, and brings with her a great wealth look for Jesus in the Eucharist to be their best friend and diversity of experience. Erica will start in the and good shepherd throughout life! Here are our collaborative on June 1st. Welcome Erica!! 1st Communicants: OWEN BRADLEY, KYLIE CASE, COLLABORATIVE PASTORAL COUNCIL. EMMETT CHEN, LUCIA DAVILA, NOMINATIONS. PATRICIA DAVILA, STELLA DiPIERRO, The Archdiocese of Boston describes the role of the MAEBH FRENCH, VIVYAN GARCIA, Collaborative Pastoral Council as a committee of PETER LOOBY, ZOE MATTA, KAELEIGH parishioners from both parishes whose role is, To NEIL, CATALINA PERDOMO, ETHAN assist the pastor in his leadership role of planning, PIERRE, COLIN SAKAKEENY, NIKHIL organizing, initiating, promoting, coordinating and STANCAMPIANO, WILLIAM RAYMOND reviewing the evangelization, worship, religious Come and share the joy of Jesus' love, after Mass education and service activities within the parish.
10 With a delicious Brunch in the Parish Center. We The Pastoral Council will assist the Pastor in want to thank Kathy Long, Marty Solomon, Emily implementing our local Pastoral Plan, and in creating Cedrone, and our Confirmation students for making and executing a high level vision for the this celebration possible. All guests and parishioners evangelization efforts of the collaborative. The are invited to share the joy! Pastoral Council will work directly with the Pastor Many thanks to all our teachers who worked so and the pastoral staff, and also with other committees hard to teach our students this year about in the collaborative as necessary (liturgy, finance, the Father's love! We pray they will enjoy a restful adult faith formation, social justice, ).