Weekly Bulletin - St. Ann Parish

Somerville Tri-Parish Catholic Community
Patronage of St. Joseph Parish
Est. 1869
264 Washington St.
Somerville, MA 02143
Mass Schedule
Saturday: 4:00PM (Vigil) - Reconciliation 3:00-3:45PM
Sunday: 7:00AM, 9:00AM, 11:00AM
Daily: Monday, Wednesday, Friday - 12:10PM
Tuesday & Thursday - 7:00AM
Saturday - 8:00AM
Joseph’s Gate Religious Store Hours:
Mon. & Fri.. 12-1pm - Sat., 3:30-5pm, Sun., 8:30am-Noon
St. Ann Parish
50 Thurston St.
Somerville, MA 02145
Est. 1881
Mass Schedule
Parish Staff
Rev. Brian J. McHugh, Pastor
Rev. Richard G. Curran, Parochial Vicar
Rev. Jean-Jacques Stanley Rousseau, Parochial Vicar
Rev. Jason W. Worthley, Parochial Vicar
Deacon Joseph Bryère Guerrier, Deacon
Sr. Norah Guy, OP, Pastoral Associate
Peter F. Regan, Business Manager
Mary Pothier, Parish Administrator
Lorraine Burgess, Secretary
Nancy Petraglia, Secretary
Music Ministry
Maureen Gaffney, Adult Choir Director, St. Joseph
Josephine Lucreziano, Youth Choir, St. Joseph
Peter F. Regan, Music Director, St. Ann & St. Catherine
Religious Education
Rev. Brian J. McHugh, Director
Sr. Norah Guy, OP - RCIA
Saturday: 4:00PM (Vigil) - Reconciliation 3:00-3:45PM
Sunday: 8:00AM, 10:15AM, 11:30AM (Haitian Creole)
6:00PM (September-May)
Daily: Monday, Wednesday, Friday - 9:00AM
St. Catherine of Genoa Parish
179 Summer St.
Somerville, MA 02143
Est. 1891
Mass Schedule
Saturday: 4:00PM (Vigil) - Reconciliation 3:00-3:45PM
Sunday: 7:00AM, 9:00AM, 11:30AM
First Sunday: 1:00PM Extraordinary Form
Daily: Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday - 9:00AM
St. Catherine of Genoa School
192 Summer St.
Somerville, MA 02143
Marian R. Burns, Principal
Janet Pace, Administrative Assistant
Saturday, January 24 @ 4:00 p.m.
Matthew & Mary Kennedy and
Sheila & Michael Tobin
Sunday, January 25 @ 9:00 a.m.
The People of St. Joseph Parish
Sunday, January 25 @ 11:00 a.m.
For Peace in the World
Tuesday, January 27 @ 7:00 a.m.
Special Intention
Wednesday, January 28 @ 12:10 p.m.
Liberation Mass for Markelly Ernst Bruceur
Saturday, January 31 @ 4:00 p.m.
Deceased Members of the Aglio Family (Anniv.)
Sunday, February 1 @ 9:00 a.m.
For The People of St. Joseph Parish
Sunday, February 2 @ 11:00 a.m.
For the Sick of the Parish
Mandatory Explanation Mass: for all children in the
Program—February 22 at 9:00 a.m.
First Penance: for our 2nd grade class—February 28th
Field Trip: to our parish church on March 15th with
Father Jason.
4th Grade Explanation Mass: For all children in the
2nd Grade Explanation Mass: For all children in the
PLEASE NOTE: If you have scheduled a Memorial
or Anniversary Mass, we encourage you to bring the
gifts up to the Altar at that Mass. Please see the
celebrant before Mass so that this might be arranged. Thank you.
Grade 10 will meet this Sunday, January 25 at St. Ann Parish Center at 5 p.m. followed by Mass at 6 p.m.
Grade 9 will meet again on Sunday, February 1 at St. Ann
Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament takes
place each Friday following 12:10 p.m. Mass. All are
welcome to this veneration.
CHURCH SUPPORT - January 24 & 25, 2015
NOTICE: There are many weekend and weekday
Masses available for intentions. If you would like
to have a Mass said for a loved one, please call the
rectory to check on dates. Per Canon Law, we cannot request a donation over a $10 for an announced
Mass, including those on weekends.
In prayer, you are asked to remember the deceased: Paul Gobiel and Jim Malcolm who passed
away recently.
In prayer, you are asked to remember our sick:
Stephen Ramsden, Herb Roderick, Marjorie Butler, Somerville Police Officer Robert Hickey, Brenda Blizzard, Joao Tavares, Carol Dows, Tony Jenkins, Mary Herlihy, Blanche
Ahern, Bessy Doherty, Carol Jennings, Pina and Leo Mingace, Suzie Magliozzi, Rosa Nolet, Janice Jolicoeur, Jim
Brown, Norma Wolske, Mary Howard, Steve Maguire, Rose
Scanlon, Mary E. Sharry, Tom Taylor, Kayleigh Wilcox,
Jeanette Frejuste, Rich Pomerleau, Ann Marie McGreevy,
Nora McDonagh, Fr. Paul Mulligan, Stefan Burghardt, Antonio Escobar. Please let us know when someone can be removed from this list.
Classes resume this Sunday, January 25th
beginning with Mass at 9:00 a.m. followed by
class at 10:00 a.m.
Parents are urged to attend the 9:00 Mass with their child/children before class.
4:00 p.m.
7:00 a.m.
9:00 a.m.
11:00 a.m.
Special Collection
$ 66.00
Donations can be made online at www.parishpay.com
The Little Sisters of the Poor are seeking a talented, energetic Maintenance Technician with minimum 3 years experience maintaining facilities mechanical systems (plumbing, HVAC, electrical, motors and pumps) and routine preventive maintenance tasks as required. Candidate will work under
direction of maintenance supervisor to execute
daily work orders. Must be physically able to perform tasks, such as shoveling snow and lifting
heavy objects. In case of emergencies, on-call
availability required every other weekend (and alternating holidays). Full-time with benefits. Send
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s m h u m a n r e [email protected] or call 617-7764420 x318.
Mass Intentions
Saturday, 1/24/2015
4:00 p.m.
Walter & Mary Burns (Anniversary
Sunday, 1/25/2015
7:00 a.m.
Jim O’Donovan
9:00 a.m.
Anthony Silva, Jr.
Agatha (Fran) McKeen (Memorial)
11:30 a.m. Vincent Dabenigno (Month’s Mind)
Tuesday, 1/27/2015
9:00 a.m.
Vincent Dabenigno (Memorial)
Thursday, 1/29/2015
9:00 a.m.
Mary Mullen
(Month’s Mind)
Saturday, 1/31/2015
9:00 a.m.
Thomas A. Lynch
(12th Anniv.)
4:00 p.m.
Vincent Armenio
(1st Anniv.)
Sunday, 2/1/2015
7:00 a.m.
Jean Okucian
9:00 a.m.
Parishioners of St. Catherine
11:30 a.m. Francis Rameriz
(3rd Anniv.)
Helen Fantasia
(4th Anniv.)
Please remember in prayer the soul of Margaret
Steele whose Funeral Mass was celebrated here
this past week.
Wedding Banns
II Brittany Whalen & Christopher Butler
CHURCH SUPPORT—January 17 & 18, 2015
$ 99.00
In anticipation of the 2015 Christmas Bazaar,
the Bazaar Committee would greatly appreciate
receiving any unwanted Christmas gifts, extra
Christmas decorations, empty medium and
large baskets, etc. These may be left in the side
porch of the rectory marked “FOR THE BAZAAR.” Many thanks!
When God is one’s goal, all disagreements are
smoothed out, all difficulties overcome.
St. Virginia Centurione Bracelli (1587-1651)d
Classes resume this Sunday, January 25, 2015 for
Grades 1—10 following the 9:00 a.m. Mass
St. Catherine of Genoa
Communities of Faith, Knowledge and Service
192 Summer Street
Somerville, MA 02143
Educating Preschool (3 years old) to Grade 8
January 26, 2015 – January 30, 2015
9:00-11:00 am
Call for a tour at your convenience
In addition, we would like to congratulate one of our
Teachers Mrs. Gorski for winning the Sontag Prize in
education. This is a very prestige’s award recognizing
outstanding teachers in Mathematics, Language Arts
(ELA) and other disciplines. In addition to an honorarium, new Sontag Prize Mrs. Gorski will be studying a
weekend of Professional Development at Harvard University. Most importantly this award recognizes excellence in teaching.
Little Sisters of the Poor: Elderly with limited assets may apply to come live in our Licensed Rest
Home. Both Single Rooms and a Couple’s Suite are
available at this time. Call 617-776-4420, X317
for more information.
Traditional Latin Mass
There will be NO Extraordinary Form Mass on
Sunday, February 1st. It is cancelled for that day.
The next Extraordinary Form Mass will be celebrated on Mach 1st at the usual time of 1:00
Saturday, 1/24/15
4:00 p.m.
Pasquale & Virginia Marinelli (Memorial)
Rita Bowdren
Sunday, 1/25/15
8:00 a.m.
Joseph Guelpa
(4th Anniversary)
Francesca Pastore
10:15 a.m.
Rev. Arthur A. Brown
Rosa Maria Scali
11:30 a.m.
Yolette Virgirl
(In Thanksgiving)
Alta Grace Pierre
(In Thanksgiving)
Monday, 1/26/15
9:00 a.m.
Gentilina Agresti
(Birth. Mem.)
Wednesday, 1/28/15
9:00 a.m.
Joe Fritas
Friday, 1/30/15
9:00 a.m.
Agnes Cazlyle
Emma DiMasi
(100th Birthday Mem.)
Saturday, 1/31/15
4:00 p.m.
Luigi Mitrano
Elizabeth Mitrano
Joseph & Laura Carbone (Memorial)
Sunday, 1/18/15
8:00 a.m.
Maridaniel Balthazar
Roubens Maignan
10:15 a.m.
John & Lorraine Jones
(Wedding Remembrance)
6:00 p.m.
Parishioners of St. Ann Parish
Please pray for the sick of St. Catherine & St. Ann Parishes:
Mary Caruso, Jim Raymer, Michael Sherburne, John Houlihan,
Tony Jenkins, Adele Cenci, Natalie Harris, Ashley Johnson,
Maureen Murphy, Joanne Finnegan, Anna Smith, Carol Dows,
Mary Herlihy, Lenox Toth, Pina and Leo Mingace, Jan Kallman,
Patricia Featherston, Virginia Featherston, Kettely Civil,
Jeanne Cassidy, Mary Caruso, Stephen Tolliver, Sarah Velardo,
Mary Carr, Jeannie Caruso, Tom Taylor, Mary Ann Wells, Bonnie Wronski, Hugh Doyle, Padro Ortiz, Jacob Michael Snyder,
Robert Bennett, Louis Servizio, Jean Cardillo, Kyle Brockway,
Michael Harrington, Ann McPherson, Debbie Litchberg, Dennis Racioppi, Kim & Seth Pilgrim, John Brosnahan, Lillian
Bove, Joanne Corbett and Fred Caruso. Please call the rectory if someone on this list can be removed.
PARISH SUPPORT - January 17 & 18, 2015
$ 16.00
$ 74.00
Classes resume for Grades 1—8 this Sunday, January 25, 2015 at 9:00 a.m. followed by Mass at
10:15 a.m.
Grade 10 will meet this Sunday, January 25, at St.
Ann Parish Center at 5:00 p.m., followed by Mass
at 6:00 p.m.
Grade 9 will meet again on Sunday, February 1, at
St. Ann Parish Center at 5:00 p.m., followed by
Mass at 6:00 p.m.
Lower Church:
All Masses are being offered in the Upper
Church until the Lower Church renovation work is complete.
Please pray for all those who will be laboring to improve our worship space.
This past Tuesday, work began on removing the rugs, the raised
Altar platform (installed in the early 1980s,) and the plywood
subfloor installed around the same time. The fir floor under these
areas is actually in much better shape than we thought. Most of
the weak spots are not structural but old heating vents covered
over with thin plywood. We will begin moving the pews by next
week and start refinishing the floor. Following that, they will be
reinstalled closer to the front of the church leaving us with a
gathering space in the back. We will then move to paint and install new kneelers. This is all being funded through your generosity to our With One Voice campaign. If you have yet to pledge,
please consider doing so in this new year. Than k you!
St. Ann Senior Center is open from 10am until
1pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Light refreshments and lunch are served.
The Seniors accept new items for raffle gifts
and gently used items for Grandma’s Attic. Items
are collected throughout the year for the annual
Bazaar. We do not accept used bedding, old outdated electronics, or video cassettes The Center is
also looking for medium and large size baskets.
Items can be dropped off when the Center is open
on Tuesdays and Thursdays. For more info, please
call 617-625-1904.
Jesus in Boston—Young Adult Event: All Young
Adults and College Students are invited to the
monthly “Jesus in Boston” event to take place on
Friday, January 30th @ 7:30 p.m. (320 Hanover St.)
for Eucharistic Adoration followed by Holy Mass and
then a social gathering afterwards. It’s a great way
to meet new people and strengthen your interior
For more information please go to
www.ONE4Boston.org or email Mike Drahos at
[email protected]
A Note from Father Brian:
Bulletin Connection to the Readings:
“Repent, and believe in the Gospel.” What would
happen if Jesus spoke these commanding words today? Would His listeners accuse Him of shoving His
religion down their throats? Would they give Him a
lecture on tolerance or insist that repentance is an
outdated idea from a bygone era obsessed with guilt?
How many of us would actually listen to Him, and do
what He said?
Our modern culture has been programmed to
respond with skepticism, if not anger, to any suggestion that there is a “right” way of doing things or a
“true” religion. When Jesus tells us to repent, He implies that some of the choices we are making are
wrong, that we need to change, to eliminate our sins,
to turn toward God, and to become more loving,
more generous, and more forgiving. When He tells
us to believe in the Gospel, He is just not making a
recommendation. He is giving us directions for entering “the Kingdom of God.”
Are we willing to let His words affect us? Are
we ready to examine our lives and repent of our sins?
Are we prepared to believe the good news He
preached of salvation and forgiveness? He wants us
to share in the glory of His Kingdom, now and for all
eternity. The question is only how we will respond to
this divine invitation.
Stewardship News: There is a certain urgency in today’s Gospel as Jesus calls His first disciples—Andrew
and Simon, James and John. Each one follows Jesus
immediately, unhesitatingly abandoning nets and
boats and father and fellow workers. To what is Jesus
calling me—at this moment, in these circumstances?
What will I need to abandon in order to follow Him?
MEETING CHRIST IN PRAYER can bring people to a new level
of discipleship and a renewed sense of Christian mission.
MEETING CHRIST IN PRAYER is an 8 week guided prayer experience based on the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius. It
calls for a commitment of 8 weeks of daily prayer and 8
weekly meetings of faith sharing. The Office of Spiritual Life
is offering this program at: The Pastoral Center, 66 Brooks
Drive, Braintree on Wednesday Evenings 7:00—8:15 pm, February 25 through April 15, 2015. For further information and
to register call: Sister Anne D’Arcy at 617-779-3648 of email:
[email protected]
Today we take up the collection for Latin America.
Your gifts to the collection will fund catechists, marriage and family life programs & seminarian education. The support you give today will provide opportunities for years to come. Thank you for your generosity.
Eucharistic Ministry to the Homebound
On Saturday, January 17th two women from our TriParish community were commissioned as Ministers
of the Eucharistic for the Sick and Homebound to
members of our parish community. We want to
thank Jamie Dixon and Luci Spinale for their generous service to our parish family and promise our
prayerful support.
In March we will be offering another opportunity for
interested parishioners to learn about this vital
ministry for our faith community. We hope each of
you will prayerfully consider the possibility of serving oour parish community in this important role.
Again this week Jesus invites us to “Come…” Peter,
Andrew, James and John left their nets, left their
father and followed Jesus. Jesus does not ask
most of us to leave home and hearth but He does
ask us, right here, right now, to move out of our
comfort zone and follow Him. Be prepared to
speak about your relationship with Jesus. Pray
about what to say when you are
asked why you go to church. Be
willing to be fihers of men and
women! Pray for those who are being called to leave home and
hearth and follow God’s call to the
priesthood, permanent diaconate,
or consecrated life.
FIAT is a discernment group for women in the
Archdiocese of Boston who are considering a vocation to religious life in the Catholic Church Our next
meeting will be held on Wednesday, January 28th
from 7 to 9 p.m. at Our Lady Help of Christians
Lower Church, 573 Washington St., Newton. The
topic for January is Secular Institutions and Third
Orders. For more information please check them
out on Facebook:
FiatForDiscerningWomen or please contact Sister
Marian Batho, CSJ, Delegate for Religious,
[email protected] or call 617-746-5637.
Evangelization Made Easy
For you I receive
To you I give
Together we share
From this, we live!