2 LYNNFIELD CATHOLIC COLLABORATIVE Our Lady of the Assump on Parish 758 Salem Street, Lynnfield Fax: Mass Schedule Saturday Vigil: 4:00 pm Sunday: 7:00 am 9:00 am 11:00 am Family Mass Daily: 9:00 am on Monday, Wed., and Friday Confessions: Saturday 3-3:45 pm Collabora ve Office 17 Grove Street, Lynnfield, MA Office Hours: Monday - Thursday 8:00 am 4:00 pm Fridays 8:00am-12:00 noon h ps:// lynnfieldcc/ lynnfieldcatholicphotos/ Saint Maria Gore Parish 112 Chestnut Street, Lynnfield Fax: Mass Schedule Saturday Vigil: 4:00 pm Sunday: 10:00 am Family Mass 5:00 pm Daily: 9:00 am on Tuesday and Thursday Confessions: Saturday 3-3:45 pm Contact Informa on Rev. Paul E. Ri Rev. Anthony Luongo Deacon Edward Elibero Deacon Thomas O Shea Donna Delahanty Caterina Benitez Donna Hegan Marie Lagman Jayson Cote Janine Sano Kate McGrath Dan Whelan Pastor Parochial Vicar Permanent Deacon Permanent Deacon Collabora ve Dir. of Parish Ministries Director of Finance and Opera ons Pastoral Associate Director of Media Ministry Director of Liturgical Music Administra ve Assistant Pastoral Assistant Facili es Mission Statement No matter what your present status in the Catholic Church, No matter what your current family or marital situation, No matter what your current personal history, age, income, background, gender, race, ethnicity or spirituality, No matter what your own self-image or holiness or virtue - You belong to Christ and belong to us! You are invited, accepted and respected here at Saint Maria Goretti and Our Lady of the Assumption Parishes. We welcome you. We want to share our Roman Catholic way of life with you! For lists of Collabora ve Council and Commi ee members, please visit our website: 2
3 FROM THE PASTOR S DESK This Second Sunday of Easter is Divine Mercy Sunday, which is a celebra on of the abundant mercy that flows from the heart of Christ, our risen Lord. The gospel for this weekend is the story of our Savior s appearance to his disciples behind locked doors shortly a er the Resurrec on. They were hidden away in a secret loca on, huddled together in fear of the religious leaders who cooperated with Roman authori es in the trial and eventual crucifixion of their Master, Jesus. The glorified Christ s message to his followers is Peace be with you, as he shows them the wounds he sustained in his hands and side during his Passion. The Lord then breathes the Holy Spirit on them and empowers them to forgive sins in his name: Whose sins you forgive are forgiven them, and whose sins you retain are retained, words that in effect ins tute the Sacrament of Reconcilia on. One of the twelve apostles, Thomas, was a no-show at this appearance of the risen Lord, and when he hears his fellow disciples marveling at their post-easter encounter with Jesus, Thomas balks. He refuses to believe that Jesus is alive, un l he sees and touches the nail and spear marks on Jesus body. As it turns out, Thomas needed to experience for himself with his own senses the bodily resurrec on of Christ. A er he examines and verifies the iden ty of the risen Lord, Thomas, u ers his famous affirma on of faith: My Lord and my God! No ce, Jesus does not reject or shun Thomas because of his ini al unbelief. In his mercy, Jesus provides Thomas with the evidence he needs to come to faith in the Resurrec on. The devo on of Divine Mercy is based on the visions and mys cal experience of St. Maria Faus na Kowalska, a Polish nun in the twen eth century. Here is what Pope Saint John Paul II once said about Divine Mercy: All the subtle es of love become manifest in the Lord s mercy towards those who are his own: he is their Father.Mercy is the content of in macy with their Lord, the content of their dialogue with him. May we always rejoice in the Lord for his mercy endures forever! News and Notes: Divine Mercy Sunday Join us for our annual Divine Mercy service this a ernoon at St. Maria Gore Church at 2PM. The service will include Eucharis c Adora on, the Divine Mercy Chaplet, Music, and the opportunity for the Sacrament of Reconcilia on. According to the Decree of Indulgence issued by Pope Saint John Paul II in 2002, the faithful who fulfill the prescribed condi ons for Divine Mercy Sunday will receive a plenary indulgence (which is a full remission of the temporal punishment due to sins whose guilt has already been forgiven). These condi ons include the usual requirements for any indulgence: sacramental confession, recep on of Holy Communion and prayer for the inten ons of the Pope. They also s pulate that in any church or chapel, the faithful par cipate in prayers and devo ons held in honor of Divine Mercy, or in the presence of the Eucharist, exposed or reserved, the faithful pray the Our Father, recite the Creed, and add a devo onal prayer to Divine Mercy, such as Merciful Jesus, I trust in you Catholic Appeal Update Here is the latest 2018 Catholic Appeal update: as of March 30, SMG parishioners had pledged $27,180, which is 72% of their goal; and OLA parishioners had pledged $41,270, which is 66% of their goal. If you have not yet made a pledge to this year s Catholic Appeal, please do so either by filling out a pledge card you ll find at the front entrances of our churches and place it in the collec on basket at Mass, or by going online to to offer your support to the 50+ Central Ministries of the Catholic Church in Eastern Massachuse s as well as your own parish. May all the blessings of the Easter Season be yours! If you are visiting our parish, we extend a warm welcome. Please feel free to introduce yourself to the celebrant. If we can be of service to you in any way, please let us know. We look forward to seeing you again. 3
4 PRAYER + WORSHIP SMG Mass Inten ons Saturday, April 7 7:00 pm Celebrant: Fr. Paul Catherine Amato Birthday Memorial Sunday, April 8 8:00 am Celebrant: Fr. Farrell Anna Genestre Birthday Memorial 10:00 am Celebrant: Fr. Tony Maria Sacco and Michael Cascio Memorial Tuesday, April 10 9:00 am Inten on of the Celebrant Thursday, April 12 9:00 am Dr. Paul E. Ri, Jr. Memorial Saturday, April 14 4:00 pm Celebrant: Fr. Tony LeDonne Family Memorial Sunday, April 15 10:00 am Celebrant: Fr. Tony Kelly Aus n 3rd Anniversary 5:00 pm Celebrant: Fr. Paul Ernest Kusch Anniversary Those who endow a Memorial Mass are welcome to bring up the gi s. Please help us keep our prayer lists current: bulle OLA Mass Inten ons Saturday, April 7 4:00 pm Celebrant: Fr. Tony Margaret Riley, Arthur Castraber and Memorial Barbara Sullivan Sunday, April 8 7:00 am Celebrant: Fr. Paul Ronald Bromwell Birthday Memorial 9:00 am Celebrant: Fr. Bucciferro Claude e Cavanaugh Memorial 11:00 am Celebrant: Fr. Tony Ga /Walton Family Memorial Monday, April 9 9:00 am School Mass Wednesday, April 11 9:00 am Saba no Rossi 1st Anniversary Friday, April 13 7:00 pm Patricia Reilly Memorial Saturday, April 14 4:00 pm Celebrant: Fr. Paul Lenore Contarino 4th Anniversary Sunday, April 15 7:00 am Celebrant: Fr. Tony Inten on of the Celebrant 9:00 am Celebrant: Fr. Paul Mimi Simione 1st Anniversary 11:00 am Celebrant: Fr. Bucciferro Anthony DiNatale 1st Anniversary Our parishes pray for those currently serving in the military and deployed overseas: Michael T. Doherty, US Navy Tom Hathaway, USMC Raquel Lorenze, USArmy If you would like your loved one s name included on this list, please send it to bulle Please note that we have recently refreshed the Prayer List. If you would like your or your loved one s name included on this list, please send it to: bulle Please pray for Evan M. Scollard and Carl Phillips, Jr., whose funerals were celebrated this past week, and Debra Park, who passed away recently. Kindly remember in your prayers the deceased members of our parish, those who have asked for our prayers, and those who have no one to pray for them by name. In your charity, please pray for: Maria Grant Samuel Halpern Carole Lu Jim Salvatore Marianne Supino Rose Ann Trainito Victoria Wing 4
5 NOTEWORTHY Let us know If you would like the Eucharist brought to you during Holy Communion due to mobility issues, please talk to an usher. Ministry to the Sick and Homebound Our pastoral care extends to those who are elderly, sick, and homebound. Our ministry will bring the Eucharist, make a home visit, or perform the Anoin ng of the Sick. To make arrangements, please contact Kate McGrath at or x224. Baptism The Sacrament of Bap sm is usually conferred on the second Sunday of the month at 12:30 pm at both OLA and SMG. For more informa on, contact Janine Sano at or Weddings Engaged couples should contact the church office at least 6 months prior to your wedding date. For schedules of marriage prepara on programs offered by the Archdiocese, please visit: Adult Confirmation Our Adult Confirma on Program is for Catholics who are over the age of 18, received Bap sm and Eucharist, but never received Confirma on. Our program consists of a 6-week forma on process using a blend of small group ac vi es, formal presenta ons, and discussion group. Contact Donna Delahanty, Pastoral Associate, at or x203 for more informa on. St. Vincent de Paul If you know someone who may need help with heat, food, clothing, or even rent/ mortgage, please call All informa on received is kept strictly confiden al. News Deadline All submissions for the Collabora ve Bulle n must be submi ed to Marie Lagman at bulle no later than 12:00 noon on the Friday of the previous week. COLLABORATIVE NEWS Francis Pham Ordination to the Diaconate Saturday, April 14 10:00am Immaculate Conception Church Lowell Palliative Care Colloquium: Caring for the Caregiver Saturday, April 14, 8am-1pm Pastoral Center, Braintree; Registra on fee: $15 To register, go to pallia vecare/ or call Welcome Back, Deacon Francis! Saturday, April 28, 4pm Mass, OLA As a newly ordained transi onal deacon, our friend Francis Pham will be visi ng us and serving at the 4pm Mass at OLA. Following Mass, join us in the OLA Church Hall for a pasta dinner and to wish him well as he con nues on his journey to the priesthood.
6 COLLABORATIVE NEWS Congratulations to our March 1000 Club Winners #231, 794 No winner $500 #531 Estelle Millar $500 #533, 758 No winner $400 #115 Elaine Donnelly $300 #879 Kathryn Hunt $100 #390 Eileen McMahon $50 #125 Ruth Morrissey $50 #931 Elena Filippone $50 #973, 299 No winner $50 Our April drawing will take place with the staff in the Business Office. Everyone is welcome to buy a number and par cipate. If you would like to become a 1000 Club member, please contact Betsy at x205. Bible Study with Nina Fridays 9:45am through April 20, OLA Church Hall We are focusing on the Gospel of Mark. For more informa on, contact Piri Collard at Grief Support Come share your story and we will share your burden. All are welcome. Our next session is Thursday, April 12, from 6:30-8:00 pm, in SMG s Parish Hall. Contact Donna Hegan at for more informa on. Men s ACTS Retreat May 10-13, St. Thecla s Retreat House, Billerica Take some me out for a change, a renewal, and an upli ing experience! Applica ons available at the doors of the church. For more informa on, contact: Sco Walton at or Wayne Doane at or Frank Harrington at or Mark Tomchik at or Good luck, Deacon Patrick Grode! Sunday, April 15 after the 11am Mass OLA Church Hall Join us for brunch as we bid farewell to Deacon Patrick and thank him for his service to our Lynnfield Catholic community. Soon, he will be ordained into the priesthood in the Diocese of Sioux Falls, South Dakota. He leaves with our prayers and friendship! Summer Camp at OLA School Join us for cra s, drama, cooking, sports, stories, and prayer. OLA School teachers and staff will serve as lead camp counselors. June 5-8: Preschool 3- and 4-year-olds June 12-15: Preschool and Kindergarten June 18-29: Preschool through Grade 5 July 2-13: Preschool through Grade 5 July 30-August 10: Preschool through Grade 5 August 13-24: Preschool through Grade 5 Sign up for a day, a week, or mul ple weeks whatever fits your summer schedule! Cost: $50/day or $200/week. For more info, contact Amy Rogovich at If you shop AMAZON, 0.5% of your purchases can be donated to SMG, OLA, or OLA School. Go to smile.amazon.com, log in as you normally would, and choose the recipient of your shopping rewards. 6
7 COLLABORATIVE FAITH FORMATION AND YOUTH MINISTRY Faith Formation Bethany Kilroy Coordinator, SMG Gr 1-6 Piri Collard Coordinator, OLA Gr K-6 Pam Guerrieo Dir., Youth Faith Formation April 14 April 29 May 12 Calendar G10 Retreat, 10am-7pm, SMG OLA Catechist Appreciation Luncheon, 12noon, White House G10 Retreat, 10am-7pm, SMG Faith Formation Registration has begun! Register online at For assistance, contact Piri Collard at OLA Catechist Appreciation Luncheon Sunday, April 29, after the 11:00 Mass at the White House SMG Easter Bunny Visit March 24 OLA Faith Forma on Quiz Bowl March 18 7
8 OLA SCHOOL Enroll now for the upcoming academic school year! We are currently scheduling Preschool and Kindergarten screenings. Contact the School Office at x1 to set up a tour, register, or schedule your child s screening now. Our next Drop-in Open House will be on Monday, May 7. Join us for this year s Auc on at Mixx 360 on April 12th to support the school! Get your ckets now at Congratula ons to our 8th grade class and teachers for a beau ful presenta on of the Living Sta ons of the Cross. Pictured above are 7th and 8th grade Student Council volunteers at our recent Easter Bunny Adventure event by the PTO. This summer join us at OLA Summer Camp at OLA and Saint Maria Gore. Camp will include themed cra s, drama (mini skits), technology, sports, outdoor play ac vi es including the school playground and more! Children will bring a snack and lunch but pizza lunch will be provided each Friday. Camp hours will run from 7:30 am un l 3pm daily from June through August (excluding July 4th and the last 2 weeks of July). The cost is $200 per week or a daily rate of $50 a day. Teachers will be running the camp program each day and older OLA students may sign up as Counselors-in-Training. Once we complete the registra on, more details will be posted on the website. If you are interested, please contact the school office by ing or visit the website for registra on info at under School Life! Contact: Cynthia Donovan, Principal, at 8
9 COLLABORATIVE CALENDAR Date Time Event Loca on Sunday, April 8 11:00 am 12:30 pm 2:00 pm-3:30 pm OLA Grade 3 Faith Forma on Host Mass Bap sms Divine Mercy Service & Colla on OLA Church/Hall SMG/OLA Churches SMG Church/Hall Monday, April 9 7:00 pm-8:00 pm Eucharis c Adora on OLA Church Tuesday, April 10 9:30 am 4:00 pm-5:00 pm 7:30 pm 7:30 pm Miraculous Medal Novena SMG First Communion Rehearsal AA Mee ng NA Mee ng SMG Church SMG Church SMG Hall OLA Hall Wednesday, April 11 Before the 9:00 am Mass 9:30 am Rosary OLA Coffee OLA Chapel OLA Hall Thursday, April 12 4:00 pm-5:00 pm 6:30 pm-8:00 pm SMG First Communion Rehearsal Grief Support SMG Church SMG Hall Friday, April 13 9:45 am-11:45 am Bible Study OLA Hall Saturday, April 14 9:00 am 10:00 am-4:00 pm Jus ce for Jesus Mee ng SMG/OLA G10 Retreat Business Office SMG Hall Sunday, April 15 8:00 am 12:00 noon Holy Spirit Ensemble/Heavenly Praise Rehearsal Brunch for Deacon Patrick/1000 Club OLA Church OLA Hall Monday, April 16 7:00 pm-8:00 pm Eucharis c Adora on OLA Church Tuesday, April 17 9:30 am 6:00 pm 7:30 pm 7:30 pm Miraculous Medal Novena Knights of Columbus Dinner/Mee ng AA Mee ng NA Mee ng SMG Church KOC Hall SMG Hall OLA Hall Wednesday, April 18 Before the 9:00 am Mass Rosary OLA Chapel Thursday, April 19 11:00 am-12:30 pm Prayer Shawl Mee ng Business Office Friday, April 20 9:45 am Bible Study OLA Hall Saturday, April 21 7:45am Men s Group Priests Residence Sunday, April 22 9:00 am Holy Spirit Ensemble Rehearsal SMG Church For details on any of these events or to sign up to receive the bulle ns electronically, please visit: Mary, Mother of the Church Pope Francis announced that the Church will celebrate the Blessed Virgin Mary in her role as Mother of the Church every year on the Monday a er Pentecost, as way to foster Marian piety and the maternal sense of the Church. This year, the memorial of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Mother of the Church, will be celebrated on May 21. 9
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