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January 3, 2016 / 3 d e Enero d e 2016 SAINT MARY’S AND SAINT CHARLES BORROMEO PARISHES Parroquias de Santa María y San Carlos Borromeo Solemnidad de la Epifanía del Señor ANNULMENTS Pope Francis, in his desire to celebrate the year of mercy, has decided to streamline the process for annulments as much as possible. The concept of annulment is itself a form of mercy. Jesus Christ said that marriage between a man and woman is sacred and for all of life. Christ made marriage a sacrament. And yet throughout history marriages have failed and ended before one of the spouses died. In light of this reality and with the responsibility to be faithful to the teaching of Jesus, the Church established a system of tribunals to help people find out if there was an impediment to the marriage from the beginning. When something is discovered that shows that the couple was blocked in living out the marriage, even when they desired to do so on their wedding day, the Church is able to nullify the union. The Pope has called for the tribunals throughout the world to perform the annulments free of charge. In Boston, this means the Catholic Appeal will have to foot the bill for this office. (The Church was already doing this without cost for people with financial need.) There is also a new process for couples in certain circumstances that will require less work and time. This process depends on whether both spouses agree that an annulment should be granted. (Often times only one spouse agrees or decides to take part in the process.) There are some other changes that may help people who are in need of an annulment, especially if they want to marry someone else with the blessing of God. It may be a good time to pursue this. Please also spread the word to your children, siblings, grandchildren co-workers and friends who may wish take part in this process which often brings healing to people. UPDATE ON WEDDING AT CANA II We are postponing the wedding of Cana until the Fall. If there are any couples who would like to get married in the church next Fall but do not want to spend thousands of dollars and hours and hours of planning and worrying, please contact one of the priests. This past year, seven couples were married on this night. We want to help you and others celebrate your wedding with simplicity and grace without stressing you out both before the big day and after the credit cards bills arrive. STRUGGLING IN YOUR MARRIAGE? You are not alone! If your marriage is tearing the two of you apart, if there is little or no meaningful communication, if you are considering separation or divorce, we believe Retrouvaille can help. Our peer ministry is led by couples who have lived through the honeymoon phase often followed by deep disillusionment before finally finding resurrection in their marriages using the tools taught in this program. Rediscover a loving marriage with a Retrouvaille weekend. The upcoming New England marriage renewal weekends will be held on the following dates in 2016: January 8-10, April 8-10, Sept. 16-18. To register for the weekend or for more information, visit www.HelpOurMarriage.com or call 1-800-470-2230. 2 3 de Enero de 2016 PLEASE PRAY FOR. . . Esther Grieci, Evie, Anthony DeFelice, Bob Little, Mary Moran, Steven, Dan, Selis, Andrew Driscoll, Irene Gailius, Sr. Claire S.M., Anne Clark, Brody Yeager, Robert & Joan Cataldo, Nicholas, Carmel, Judy Malouf, Erin, Shirley, Ann Hanning, all the sick & suffering ENGLISH CLASSES New Vistas, an adult education program, offers beginning and intermediate English classes for adults (formely ESL). Registration is Tuesday, January 19 from 9:00-11:30 a.m. at St. Mary’s Religious Education Building, 30 Pond Street, Waltham. Classes run Tuesday and Thursday from 9:00-11:30 a.m. for 10 weeks. The cost is $100. for more information, please email Kathy at [email protected] PRAYERS FOR CITY LEADERS This weekend the City will begin new terms for city officials. We wish them well. We ask the Lord of Wisdom to guide Mayor McCarthy, City Councilors, School Committee members and other elected officials. May they work together for the good of all the citizens, residents and all who work for and in the city of Waltham. We pray that the good work that has happened will continue and be improved upon especially for the young people of our city. PILGRIMAGE TO IRELAND AND FRANCE A Pilgrimage to Knock, Ireland and Lourdes, France will take place from February 5-13, 2016. The pilgrimage will be led by Spiritual Director Fr. Tim Murphy from Saint Mary Parish in Waltham. For information please call Mary Henry at Marian Pilgrimages 781-331-2444 or email [email protected] SUNDAY MORNING PRAYER Please remember that we gather to praise God by praying the Divine Office on Sunday mornings at St. Mary’s. Throughout the world, priests, deacons, religious communities, seminaries and parishes gather at different times of the day to bless the Lord. This short service includes a hymn, psalms and intercessory prayers. It begins at 7:30 a.m. and lasts about 20 minutes. About 12-15 people attend regularly so you won’t be alone if you come. The prayer booklet is provided. ATTACKS ON GOD Brunei, Somalia ban Christmas celebrations In recent days, the governments of two predominantly Muslim nations warned their citizens not to celebrate Christmas, declaring that all events related to Christmas and New Year celebrations are contrary to Islamic culture and could damage the faith of the Muslim community. Muslims who send Christmas greetings, use Christmas trees or lights, or otherwise take part in Christmas celebrations face up to five years in prison. ON THE BULLETIN COVER Adoration of the Magi The cover depicts a panel from a Roman sarcophagus, 4th century from the cemetery of St. Agnes in Rome. The Epiphany of the Lord January 3, 2016 SAINT MARY PARISH My brothers and sisters in Christ, I pray that you are enjoying the Christmas Season. May you be richer because of these days rather than poorer. I pray that this Jubilee Year of Mercy truly be a time of Spiritual renewal and unity for us… so that all may live in peace. We are looking forward to this new year in the parish. The After School Program and catechetical sessions are starting up again. If you would like to enroll your children in the After School Program please contact their office at 781-577-2262. We are beginning classes at the end of this month for adults who wish to receive the sacraments of First Communion and Confirmation. If you, or anyone you know, would like to take these classes and be prepared to receive these sacraments in the Spring please speak to one of the priests or the Deacon. We still plan on hosting the Wedding at Cana in the Fall. If this is the year for you to have your marriage blessed in the Church, we would be happy to help you in a way that minimizes all the costs and preparations. We have also started a monthly couples meeting that brings married couples together to study the corporal and spiritual works of mercy. Please let me know if you would like to join us. This year we want to build up and strengthen the Knights of Columbus Council that was just restarted last year. Last year, we worked on getting members to join. This year we want to build on that good work while providing opportunities to help the men grow in spirit and fraternity. To do all this, we will continue to look to the saint recommended to us by Pope Francis in his recent encyclical – Saint Francis of Assisi. May this new year be a year of grace and mercy for you, our Church and the world. – Father Michael ANOINTING OF THE SICK This week we offer Masses at St. Mary’s with the anointing of the sick. They are scheduled for this Monday, January 4 at 12:10 p.m. and Wednesday, January 6 at 7:00 p.m. in the chapel. Anyone in need of physical healing is encouraged to come forward for the anointing. Anyone who is physically healthy is encouraged to come and pray for the sick. FIRST SATURDAY OF MONTH ROSARY Every First Saturday of the month, the rosary is prayed to Our Lady of Fatima. If you ever have free time and would like to start the weekend with prayer, please join them. It takes place at 10 a.m. in the Church. HAITI CHURCH REBUILDING Many thanks for continuing to support the rebuilding efforts for St. Peter’s Church Haiti. We sent some money down to help the parish this month. The parish also received a new pastor recently. He will have been the third pastor for their parish since the earthquake. We received an email from the pastor recently with proposed drawings for the new church. They are at the back of the church for your viewing. MASS INTENTIONS Masses intentions scheduled this week are listed below. Please find the full Mass Schedule on page 6. Saturday, January 2 4:00 p.m. - Rosaire Doiron - 1st Anniversary Sunday, January 3 8:00 a.m. - Parish & Parishioners 10:00 a.m. - Joanne Buck Monday, January 4 12:10 p.m. - Gwen Buratti Tuesday, January 5 12:10 p.m. - Evelyn Finneran (living) Wednesday, January 6 12:10 p.m. - Marie Kennedy Thursday, January 7 12:10 p.m. - Beverly O’Brien Saturday, January 9 4:00 p.m. - Evelyn Taddeo Sunday, January 10 8:00 a.m. - Parish & Parishioners 10:00 a.m. - Anne Tebeau Lander OFFERTORY Thank you for your generous offering to our parish. Due to early bulletin deadlines, the offertory amounts were unavailable. ST. VINCENT DE PAUL Today we celebrate the feast of the Epiphany, where the Magi find the newborn king and offer him gifts of gold, frankincense and myrrh. In the spirit of the Magi, please put your gift in the St. Vincent de Paul Poor Box so that comfort and peace can once again be given to a newborn child. O Lord, bring light to the darkness as we search for you, Let your light shine upon us. As the Magi bowed down in homage, may you be the absolute center of our lives. May we, like the Magi, offer you our gifts each day, as we discover you in the lives of the poor. Amen. FATHER DAVID AWAY THIS MONTH Father David is in Uganda for the month of January. He is bringing a medical team and some parishioners to work at their medical clinic. Your donations to Catholic Health Initiatives for Uganda have made this trip Possible. Please pray for their success and safety on this trip. Additional Prayer Intentions for Christmas: Donated by: Intention: Richard & Ann Faulstich Faulstich & McCarthy families Helen Kavaleski In memory of Fred T. Kavaleski Florence & Virginia Kinene Life, jobs, marriage, papers, family Constance Malloy In memory of Charles & Edna Malloy & Bernard Malloy María Ramirez Pido a Dios que mi de salud y protega a mis hijos 3 Solemnidad de la Epifanía del Señor 3 de Enero de 2016 SAINT CHARLES PARISH JESUS AND THE HOLY LAND VIDEOS AND CONVERSATIONS JANUARY 14TH AT THE PARISH CENTER OF SAINT CHARLES AT 7:00 PM IN LOVING REMEMBRANCE The Sanctuary Candle in the Blessed Sacrament Chapel is lighted this coming week in memory of Francis, Dorothy, and Sr. Elizabeth Lawless C.S.J. May they rest in peace. HEALING MASS JANUARY 7 There will be a Healing Mass on Thursday January 7 at 7:00 p.m. in the chapel at St. Charles. Healing Masses take place on the first Thursday of each month. All are welcome to join us for prayer for physical, spiritual and emotional healing. LECTOR & EUCHARISTIC MINISTER SCHUEDULE Jan. 2/3 L: E: Jan. 9/10 L: E: 4:00 M. Rooney E. Coxall M. Stewart M. Hegarty C. Gill 10:00 J. McGann J. Rousseau Y. Chiasson R. Logan L. Battista J. Rousseau 7:00 M. McKenzie J. Freedman A. Hession J. Freedman MASS INTENTIONS Saturday, January 2 4:00 p.m. - Parish & Parishioners Sunday, January 3 10:00 a.m. - Parish & Parishioners 7:00 p.m. - Parish & Parishioners Tuesday, January 5 7:30 a.m. - Tom Carey Wednesday, January 6 7:30 a.m. - Jeanine O’Connor Thursday, January 7 7:30 a.m. - Claripa Alamag (living) Saturday, January 9 4:00 p.m. - Jeremiah & Margaret Gorman & Edward Hurley Sunday, January 10 10:00 a.m. - Parish & Parishioners 7:00 p.m. - Edward Fredericks OFFERTORY Thank you for your generous offering to our parish. Due to early bulletin deadlines, the offertory amounts were unavailable. READINGS FOR THIS WEEKEND The Epiphany of the Lord / C 497 Excerpts from the HOMILY OF HIS HOLINESS POPE FRANCIS Vatican Basilica, 6 January 2015 Epiphany of the Lord . . . The star which led them on the journey allows them to enter into the mystery. Led by the Spirit, they come to realize that God’s criteria are quite different from those of men, that God does not manifest himself in the power of this world, but speaks to us in the humbleness of his love. God’s love is great. God’s love is powerful. But the love of God is humble, yes, very humble. The wise men are thus models of conversion to the true faith, since they believed more in the goodness of God than in the apparent splendour of power. . . . The wise men entered into the mystery. They passed from human calculations to the mystery: this was their conversion. And our own? Let us ask the Lord to let us undergo that same journey of conversion experienced by the wise men. Let us ask him to protect us and to set us free from the temptations which hide the star. To let us always feel the troubling question: “Where is the star?”, whenever – amid the deceptions of this world – we lose sight of it. To let us know ever anew God’s mystery, and not to be scandalized by the “sign”, that sign spoken of by the angels, which points to “a babe wrapped in swaddling cloths, lying in a manger” (Lk 2:12), and to have the humility to ask the Mother, our Mother, to show him to us. To find the courage to be liberated from our illusions, our presumptions, our “lights”, and to seek this courage in the humility of faith and in this way to encounter the Light, Lumen, like the holy wise men. May we enter into the mystery. So may it be. Amen. 4 The Epiphany of the Lord January 3, 2016 Queridos hermanos en Cristo: ¡Feliz Año Nuevo 2016! Hay un dicho popular que dice: “Lo que mal empieza mal acaba”, a mí me gusta ser optimista, aún en momentos difíciles y me gustaría cambiar el dicho por: “Lo que bién empieza , termina bién”. Y para empezar bién hay que programar, aunque hay imponderables, cosas inesperadas para las que hay que prepararnos. ¿Qué va a hacer usted éste año? ¿Cuáles son sus metas para el 2016? Permítame ayudarle… Este es el año de la Misericordia, aprenda y practique las obras de Misericordia Espirituales y Corporales, vaya a confesarse, prepárese para recibir la comunión en estado de Gracia. Reconcíliese con quien tenga que reconciliarse, busque la Paz y harmonía en el hogar, en el trabajo, en la Iglesia etc. Dé buen ejemplo que sus familiares y amigos se sientan felices a su lado, que encuentren en usted un apoyo y consuelo. Busque a Jesucristo, aprenda más sobre El y délo a conocer. Vaya a Misa los domingos y fiestas de guardar y lleve a su familia. Haga ejercicio, recuerde que hay Mente Sana en Cuerpo Sano. Siga practicando el ayuno, la oración y ayude a los pobres. Haga planes y evalúelos cada mes. Ayude a la Iglesia y a su familia en todo lo que pueda y va a ver que éste va a ser un buen Año que si empieza con Dios y con optimismo va a comenzar bien y seguramente también va a terminar bién. – P. Agustin La Santa Misa en español se transmite todos los martes a las 8:00 p.m. y el domingo a las 10:00 a.m.. Si usted tiene cable, el canal de Waltham es Verizon 47, Comcast 8, RCN 3 MINISTERIO DE LA SEMANA Grupo Juan XXIII Este movimiento espiritual de laicos esta enfocado en la formación en la fe a través de la oración y meditación del Evangelio. Se reúnen todos los lunes de 7:00 a 8:30 p.m. en el edificio de Educación Religiosa. Acompáñenos, todos son bienvenidos. MISA DE SANACION EN LA CAPILLA DE SANTA MARIA MIERCOLES 6 DE ENERO 2016 7:00 PM EN LA CAPILLA DEL EDUCACION RELIGIOSA Extractos de HOMILÍA DEL SANTO PADRE FRANCISCO Basílica Vaticana, 6 de Enero 2015 La Solemnidad de la Epifanía del Señor . . . Esta estrella que les ha acompañado durante el camino los introduce en el misterio. Guiados por el Espíritu, reconocen que los criterios de Dios son muy distintos a los de los hombres, que Dios no se manifiesta en la potencia de este mundo, sino que nos habla en la humildad de su amor. El amor de Dios es grande, sí. El amor de Dios es potente, sí. Pero el amor de Dios es humilde, muy humilde. De ese modo, los Magos son modelos de conversión a la verdadera fe porque han dado más crédito a la bondad de Dios que al aparente esplendor del poder. . . . Los Magos han entrado en el misterio. Han pasado de los cálculos humanos al misterio, y éste es el camino de su conversión. ¿Y la nuestra? Pidamos al Señor que nos conceda vivir el mismo camino de conversión que vivieron los Magos. Que nos defienda y nos libre de las tentaciones que oscurecen la estrella. Que tengamos siempre la inquietud de preguntarnos, ¿dónde está la estrella?, cuando, en medio de los engaños mundanos, la hayamos perdido de vista. Que aprendamos a conocer siempre de nuevo el misterio de Dios, que no nos escandalicemos de la “señal”, de la indicación, de aquella señal anunciada por los ángeles: «un niño envuelto en pañales y acostado en un pesebre» (Lc 2,12), y que tengamos la humildad de pedir a la Madre, a nuestra Madre, que nos lo muestre. Que encontremos el valor de liberarnos de nuestras ilusiones, de nuestras presunciones, de nuestras “luces”, y que busquemos este valor en la humildad de la fe y así encontremos la Luz, Lumen, como han hecho los santos Magos. Que podamos entrar en el misterio. Que así sea. 5 Solemnidad de la Epifanía del Señor 3 de Enero de 2016 SAINT MARY PARISH SAINT CHARLES BORROMEO PARISH 133 School Street Waltham, MA 02451 Parish Office: 781-891-1730 Fax: 781-209-0555 Email: stmar [email protected] Website: stmar ywaltham.or g Location: 51 Hall Str eet, Waltham, MA 02453 Mailing Address: 133 School Str eet, Waltham, MA 02451 Parish Office: 781-893-0330 Fax: 781-209-0555 Email: stchar [email protected] Website: stchar leswaltham.weconnect.com MASS SCHEDULE/Horario de las Misas Saturday Vigil /Sábado Vigilia 4:00 Sunday/Domingo 8:00 11:30 1:30 Monday-Friday/Lunes-Viernes 12:10 *Chapel/Capilla p.m. a.m., 10:00 a.m. a.m. Español p.m. Luganda p.m. Monday, Wednesday & Friday/Lunes, Miércoles y Viernes 7:00 p.m. Español * Friday/V iernes 8:00 p.m. Luganda * Holy Days/Dias de Precepto 7:00 a.m., 12:10 p.m. 7:00 p.m. Español CONFESSIONS/Confesiones Mon.-Thurs./Lunes-Jueves Friday/V iernes Saturday/Sábado Sunday/Domingo 11:30 11:00 3:00 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. - 3:45 a.m. - 11:20 p.m. p.m. p.m. a.m. MORNING PRAYER/ Oración M atutina Sunday/Domingo 7:30 a.m. - 7:45 a.m. PRAY THE ROSARY/El Santo Rosario Monday-Friday/Lunes-Viernes 11:30 a.m. Sunday/Domingo 11:00 a.m. Español ADORATION/Adoración Wednesday/Miércoles Friday/V iernes 12:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.* 12:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. ANOINTING OF THE SICK/Unción de los enferm os First Monday of the month - 12:10 p.m. Mass El primer Lunes del mes durante la misa de las 12:10 p.m. First Wednesday of the month - 7:00 p.m. Mass* El primer Miércoles del mes durante la misa de las 7:00 p.m.* COMMUNION TO SICK & HOMEBOUND/Comunión a los hogares y enfermos Call Ann Faulstich at 781-893-8953 Llamar a el Diácono 617-817-7544 STAFF Pastor/Párroco Parochial Vicar/V icario Par. Parochial Vicar/V icario Par. In residence/En residencia In residence/En residencia Deacon/Diácono Business Mgr./Dir. de Negocios Sexton/Sacristán Organist/Organista Choir Coordinators/ Coordinadores de Coro Rev. Michael Nolan Rev. David Martin Ssentamu Rev. Agustín Anda Rev. Timothy Murphy Rev. Daniel Hennessey Eduardo Mora Mary McCarthy Michael Welch Lila Cleary Ivan Colon, Michael Mukisa, Lila Cleary CATECHESIS/Catequesis Administator/A dministradora Catechist/Catequista 781-308-4961 Nilvia Hernández Adam Redjinski AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAM/Program a Después de la Escuela Charles Smith, Kateri Thekaekara 781-577-2262 6 MASS SCHEDULE Saturday Vigil 4:00 p.m. Sunday 10:00 a.m., 7:00 p.m. 1:00 p.m. Haitian Creole Tuesday-Thursday 7:30 a.m. Holy Days as announced CONFESSIONS Saturday 3:00 - 3:45p.m. STAFF Administrator Parochial Vicar Business Manager Sexton Music Director Rev. Michael Nolan Rev. Agustín Anda Mary McCarthy Ivan Colon Larry Vanaria BAPTISM Parents must call the parish office to arrange for baptism and preparation. Baptisms are on the first Sunday of the month. IMMIGRATION CTR/Centro de Inmigración 617-817-7544 Director/Director Deacon/Diácono Eduardo Mora Office Hours (Rel. Ed. Bldg.)/Horario de Oficina Mon.-Thurs./Lunes-Jueves 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. or by appointment/o por cita Assists those seeking help for citizenship, housing, ESL classes, etc. Ofrece ayuda para aquellos que buscan apoyo para ciudadanía, vivienda, clases de inglés y más. QUINCE AÑOS Call the Deacon to schedule the celebration. The young adult must be participating in the Confirmation Program. Llamar al Diácono para programar la celebración. La joven debe estar participando en el Programa de Confirmación. BAPTISM/Bautismo Parents must call the parish office to arrange for baptism and preparation. Baptisms are on the third Sunday of the month at 3:30 p.m., and in Luganda on the first Sunday of the month at the 1:30 p.m. Mass. Padres y padrinos deben asistir a la preparación el primer domingo del mes y el Bautizo se llevara a cabo el primer domingo del mes siguiente después de la misa de las 11:30 a.m. SACRAMENTS OF INITIATION/Sacramentos de Iniciación Adults and children (age 7+) who want to receive the sacraments of Baptism, Confirmation, or First Communion must attend preparation classes. Call the parish office for information. Los adultos y niños (7+) que desean recibir los sacramentos del Bautismo, la Confirmación o la Primera Comunión pueden tomar clases de preparación para los sacramentos. Llamar a la oficina. MARRIAGE/Matrimonio Call the parish office to arrange a meeting./Llamar a la oficina. The church is open every day from 8:30 a.m.-8:30 p.m. La iglesia está abierta todos los días de 8:30 a.m.-8:30 p.m.