Sacred Heart of Jesus Parish,, Milford MA

Sacred Heart of Jesus Parish
5 East Main Street • Milford, MA 01757
Parish Founded 1905
Staffed by the Stigmatine Fathers
Telephone (508) 634-5435 Fax (508) 478-4993
Web Site: www.sacredheartmilford.org
Rectory email: office@sacredheartmilford.org
email: bulletineditor@sacredheartmilford.org
PARISH STAFF
Rev. Richard A. Scioli, C.S.S., Pastor
Deacon Pasquale G. Mussulli
Rev. Gregory J. Hoppough, C.S.S. (weekends)
LORD’S DAY MASSES
Saturday
4:00 P.M. Vigil
Sunday
8:00 and 10:00 A.M.
WEEKDAY MASSES
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday
7:00 A.M.
SACRAMENT OF PENANCE
Saturday
3:00 – 3:30 p.m.
MISSION STATEMENT
Guided by the Spirit of God, the Roman Catholic
parish family of Sacred Heart of Jesus celebrates a
living faith in Jesus Christ. As a people of God we
are committed to worship in the Eucharist, to prayer and to an awareness of the needs of local and
global communities as the Gospel message instructs
us. We direct our efforts to promote excellence in
the Catholic tradition of education at all levels. We
are diligent and responsible in maintaining sound
financial and physical resources to meet current
and future obligations. We strive to see the face of
Jesus Christ in every person and to utilize the diversity of gifts present in our parish through collaborative ministries and apostolates.
RELIGIOUS EDUCATION OFFICE
(508) 473-1036
email: ccdoffice@sacredheartmilford.org
SACRAMENT OF BAPTISM
Second & Fourth Sunday
12:30 P.M.
RCIA and ADULT CONFIRMATION
Coordinators:
Amy Donahue and Andrew Tomaski
Safe Environment Coordinators:
Janet Morganelli, Ph. D. -
SACRAMENT OF MATRIMONY
One year prior notice required
Tara and Tricia Ridolfi
MILFORD CATHOLIC ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
(508) 473-7303
Marie Sciretta, Principal
SACRED HEART OF JESUS
MILFORD
February 2—February 8
Mon.
Tues.
7:00 a.m.
7:00 a.m.
Wed.
Fri.
Sat.
Sun.
7:00 a.m.
7:00 a.m.
4:00 p.m.
8:00 a.m.
10:00 a.m.
For All Our Parishioners
Sr. M. Bernadette, D.M., Sr. M. Anne, D.M., and
Sr. M. Monica, D.M.
Paul “Wally” Seaver by his wife and sons
Ermando, Minerva & Matthew Annantonio by the family
Dolores (Comastra) Lambert by Burt & Claudia Cormier
James Todd by the family
For All Scouts and Scouters
Margaret Annantuonio
Paul Curran
“THE PRIESTS’ IN CONCERT”
HANOVER THEATRE
MARCH 27, 2015
Saturday and Sunday, February 7-8th, some
members of the Confirmation Class will be on retreat
at Betania II Spiritual Life and Marian Center in
Medway. Please keep them in your prayers.
Saturday, February 7th, we will be holding a Family
Service event from 5-6:30 p.m. in the Chapel of the
Holy Spouses, Mary and Joseph. Families will have
the opportunity to work together as a unit to make a
difference for those in our community in need of a
loving gesture.
Saturday, February 7th, there will be a
MANDATORY Communion retreat for all Grade 2
students in the Chapel of the Holy Spouses, Mary
and Joseph from 9:00-11:30 a.m. Parents are asked
to return for a Communion service in the Chapel
which will begin at 11:30 a.m.
Sunday, February 8th, the Year 1 Confirmation
Class Retreat Day will be held from 12:00-3:00 p.m.
in the Chapel Room for all 9th grade students and
any 10th grade make up students. Retreat Day topics
are “Respecting Life” and “Vocations of Love”.
Calling all graduates of any of
Milford’s Catholic schools!
Save the date--April 11, 2015--Alumni Banquet
COST: $58:00 PER PERSON
BUS INCLUDED
Please Call the rectory at (508) 634-5435 for
reservations
The bus will leave from the parking lot across the
street from Sacred Heart at 6:00 p.m.
CATHOLIC HOME MISSIONS APPEAL
The Catholic Home
Missions Appeal supports
dioceses in the United States and its territories that
lack the resources to provide basic pastoral ministry
to their populations. Through annual grants, Catholic
Home Missions funds catechesis, seminarian
education, lay ministry training, Hispanic ministry, and
other pastoral programs in needy dioceses. As a
result of the generosity of parishioners like you, this
appeal impacts the lives of nearly 9 million Catholics.
The dioceses funded by the appeal comprise nearly
45% of all U.S. dioceses. With your support, the
Catholic Home Missions Appeal can continue to
provide essential pastoral outreach in home mission
dioceses. Please be generous in this appeal which
will be taken up at all Masses next weekend,
January 31st and February 1st to help strengthen
the Church at home.
FOURTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME
SOUPER BOWL FOR CARING
On the weekend of January 31st and February 1st
140 million Americans will tune in to the Super Bowl
Football game. There will be parties with abundant
food, friendship and fellowship. At the same time,
there will be people worrying about staying warm,
finding shelter and a warm meal. At all Masses
during the Super Bowl weekend, members of the
Confirmation Class will hold soup pots at parish
doors to collect money for those in our area that are
hungry and hurting. Please join them as they
demonstrate God’s love by loving their neighbors
through the Souper Bowl of Caring. All funds
collected will be donated to the Daily Bread Food
Pantry.
SCOUT SUNDAY
All Scouts are invited to participate in
Scout Sunday on February 8th at the
10:00 a.m. Mass and are invited to join
in the procession in uniform. Scouts and
their leaders will gather in the Chapel of
the Holy Spouses, Mary and Joseph
(lower church) at 9:30 a.m. Leaders are
encouraged to attend with their scouts, but any scout
is welcome to attend on his own. Contact Amy
Donahue at (508) 473-1718 with any questions.
DAILY BREAD FOOD PANTRY
Our Daily Bread Food Pantry collection items for the
month of February are Ramen Noodles, Instant
Oatmeal and Bakes Beans. If you wish to donate
please bring the items to Mass and place them in the
baskets provided at the entrances. We wish to thank
all the members of our parish family who support the
Daily Bread Food Pantry through their volunteer activity, financial donations and prayers.
PRAYER SHAWL MINISTRY
If you know of anyone who is ill, going to have surgery, depressed, in a nursing home or has lost a
loved one please contact the rectory and a prayer
shawl will be prepared. Anyone wishing to join may
contact Mary Maffia at (508) 473-8041 or Barbara
Iwanow at (508) 478-3397.
FIRST FRIDAY DEVOTIONS
Friday, February 6th, is the First Friday of the Month
and so we continue our monthly devotion to the
Sacred Heart of Jesus. The following is the twelfth
promise that Jesus made to Saint Margaret Mary
when He asked her to begin the devotion to His
Sacred Heart : #12. “In the excess of the mercy of
My Heart, I promise you that My all powerful love
will grant to all those who will receive
Communion on the First Friday for nine
consecutive months, the grace of final
repentance: they will not die in My displeasure,
nor without receiving the sacraments; and my
Heart will be their secure refuge in that last hour.”
Our day begins with Mass at 7:00 AM in the Chapel
of the Holy Spouses, Mary and Joseph, followed by
Exposition and Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament
until 12 Noon. The Rosary is prayed each hour on
the half hour beginning at 7:30 AM. Benediction of
the Blessed Sacrament will take place at 12 Noon.
Please join us anytime during these hours of
prayer.
ARE YOU REGISTERED
Being a registered parish member is a help for such
things as baptisms, weddings and religious education
of children. It also assures that you are receiving the
latest news about parish activities and programs.
Registering in our parish is easy. Simply contact the
rectory at (508) 634-5435 and ask for a registration
form. The form takes less than 5 minutes to fill out,
When finished please return it to the rectory or drop it
in the collection basket at Mass. Forms may also be
found at the entrances of the church.
SHUT-INS: If you are aware of an elderly or disabled
parishioner, presently homebound, who would like to
receive the Eucharist at home, please call rectory at
(508) 634-5435 so that we can make arrangements.
Parish Financials
Parish Support:…… 1/25/15…………...$ 6,679.10
Average Wkly. Expenses (Dec.) ……..$ 9,590.06
Thank you for your continued support each week
FEBRUARY 1, 2015
A PRAYER FOR WORLD PEACE
Almighty God, Creator of all things, we place our
request for world peace into your hands. Continue to
be our refuge and our strength as we undertake this
challenge. We pray for people of all nations. Fill their
hearts with the desire to ensure justice and equality
for all. We ask that You watch over those exposed to
the horrors of war. Let your compassion shine on all
who dwell in these war-torn areas. Guide our daily
path to the way of peace. Let us all, in some way, be
an instrument of Your peace. Heavenly Father, let
peace reign throughout the world. Bless with Your
divine protection our servicemen and women. Let
their faith and trust in You never weaken. Bring them
safely home to their loved ones. Let Your heavenly
wisdom direct our world leaders to seek peace.
Through their actions, may harmony and justice be
secured. Amen.
The Brown Bag Dinner
Food and Fellowship Ministry:
For almost 3 years, the Evangelization committee has
been providing a free nutritious meal for the hungry in
our community on the last Saturday of every month.
Our guests range in age from infants to the elderly
including single men and women, couples as well as
families small and large. Some folks come every
month while others may only come one time. What is
consistent are fellowship and a warm welcome. There
are several ways you too can be involved with this
ministry: 1) Donations are always welcome. There
are lunch boxes at the entrances of the church for
monetary donations or you can put an envelope
marked “for the Brown Bag Dinner” in the collection
basket; 2) We can accept the following non-perishable
items for donation: cases of bottled water; flavored
packets for water; individual serving sizes of instant
coffee, tea and hot chocolate; individual serving sizes
of chips/snacks/cookies/granola bars/fruit cups; quart,
and sandwich size re-sealable plastic bags; large size
brown lunch bags; 3) Volunteer your time to help
prepare and serve. If you have any questions, would
like to donate non-perishable items or would like to
volunteer your time, please contact either Brian and
Lisa Blackwell at lnbblackwell@gmail.com or
Donnalee Shain at tomatt4@verizon.net or .508-4783536.