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: [email protected] email: [email protected] 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: [email protected] 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 [email protected] or Donnalee Shain at [email protected] or .508-4783536.
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