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WEDNESDAY FEBRURY 4, 2015 9AM RECTORY
Join us as we reflect and contemplate
the Gospel of Mark.
LENTEN MISSION

MONDAY, MARCH 9TH
OUR LADY OF THE ASSUMPTION
7PM—8PM

TUESDAY, MARCH 10TH
HOLY FAMILY DUXBURY
7PM—8PM

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 11TH
ALL PARISHES
“THE LIGHT IS ON FOR YOU”
6:30PM—8PM


SOUTH SHORE CATHOLIC YOUNG ADULTS in their 20’s and 30’s are organizing to enjoy social gatherings, prayer, Bible study, service opportunities and other ways to explore their Catholic faith more deeply and meet other young adults with similar interests. Please contact Meghan Crehan at mkc218@comcast.net for more information.

ST. ANN BY THE SEA SCHEDULE FOR LENT 2015
Ash Wednesday – February 18
Mass @ 7:30AM, 4:00PM & 7:00PM

Morning Prayer: Liturgy of the Hour
Monday – Friday 7:10AM

Mass Schedule Daily: Monday – Saturday 7:30AM

Weekend Mass: Saturday, 4:00PM
Sunday: 7:30AM, 10:00AM, 11:30AM, 7:00PM

Confessions: “The Light is On for You”
Every Wednesday, 6:30PM – 8:00PM
Parish Penance Service: Monday March 3oth 7:00PM
Spiritual Development Series: Wednesday 6:30PM- 8:00PM

Adoration & Benediction:
Fridays, 8:30AM – 5:00PM

Stations of the Cross
Fridays, 3:00PM

Holy Week Services
No Daily Mass on Thursday, Friday, Saturday

Monday
Parish Penance Service: “Come to the Water”
6:30PM- 8PM

Holy Thursday
Feast of the Lord’s Supper 7:00PM

Good Friday
Stations of the Cross, Noon
Liturgy of the Lord’s Passion, 3:00PM

Holy Saturday
Easter/Vigil Mass 7:00PM

Easter Sunday: Resurrection of the Lord
Sunrise Mass 6:00AM
Masses at 7:30AM, 10:00AM, 11:30AM (No 7PM Mass)

As I look out my office window, all I can see is a huge pile of snow! I know I am getting old, because I have come to abhor the white stuff. However, it has been great to see members of our parish family come to parish grounds to help remove the snow. We are blessed with someone who was able to move around the piles of snow into a few large piles; we also have had various parishioners come over with snow blowers to clear the side walks. This week I would like to single out Dick Smith, who lives directly across from the church in the brown house. He has come over several times to help, but with our last storm, he was the only one to show up; this is understandable as folks are simply dispirited by the inundation of so much snow. Dick, on the other hand, realized that we had Ash Wednesday Masses and that the three inches of snow still presented a danger to the older members of our parish family. He was out at 5:00AM on Wednesday removing snow and salting the walkways. What most impresses me about Dick is the attitude he presents, in which he reflects that in this world we are sent to help others, especially the underdog, the little guy, the forgotten. Dick presents for us, as does all those others who have helped clear the walkways, a good example for our Lenten Journey.
I would be remiss if I did not indicate that the parish has had three straight weekends in which the OFFERTORY WAS HALF of its normal level. This hurts because we have to pay for plowing, which will total $5,000.00 for the month; accompanied by a loss of $7,500.00 in offertory income. I would like to make an analogy for this situation. Many of our parishioners were told not to come into work on two separate storms for a total of four days. Employment laws require the employer to pay you for these lost days, and thank goodness for that; if this were not the case, how difficult would it be for you to make your monthly mortgage payment and other associated bills? Very difficult? Right? Well in this case, the parish suffers from a loss of income, which can only be recovered if folks act in goodwill and cover the donations they weren’t able to make in a particular week. This is why I have tried to push the ONLINE GIVING option we have for the collection. Please visit our website at www.stanns.net to set up an account (just click on the online giving icon). Presently we receive $138.00 per week from online giving, which is a tiny fraction of other parishes. We also have a PAYPAL option for donations as well. Thanks to the two families who have responded to this plea, and to those who have helped shovel!


Saint Ann's By the Sea
Pastor: Rev. John Carmichael
591 Ocean Street Marshfield, MA 02050 phone 781- 834- 4953 fax 781- 834 -7472
PERSONAL AND COMMUNITY PRAYER
A NIGHT OF SCRIPTUAL REFLECTION, SONG & FELLOWSHIP
Featuring Guest Speakers:

MONDAY NIGHT: Eileen McLaughlin
Head of School, Mount Alvernia High School, Newton
Spiritual Reflection, Forms of Prayer, Guided Meditation

TUESDAY NIGHT: Reverend Paul Aveni
Fr. Aveni is the Administrator of Our Lady of the Assumption Parish in the Green Harbor section of Marshfield. He was ordained a priest for the Archdiocese of Boston in 1998 and has served in parishes in Revere, Chelmsford, Holbrook, Quincy, Middleborough and Lakeville. Fr. Aveni grew up in Manomet, and after graduating from Saint Anselm College in Manchester, NH with a bachelor’s of arts in Computer Science, he worked in Network Administration and PC Support. From there he began his formation to the priesthood at Saint John’s Seminary in Brighton.
Obstacles to Prayer, Examination of
Conscience, Musical Meditation

Refreshment & Fellowship Following Talks

LENTEN REGULATIONS

Abstinence -- Catholics over 14 years of age are bound to the obligation of abstinence. Abstinence is to be observed on Ash Wednesday and on all Fridays of Lent. On days of abstinence, meat may not be used at all.

Fast -- Catholics over 18 and up to the beginning of their 60th year are bound to the obligation of fasting. Ash Wednesday and Good Friday are the days of fasting. On these days, only one full meal is allowed. Two other meatless meals, sufficient to maintain strength, may be taken according to each one’s needs, but together they should not equal another full meal. Eating between meals is not permitted, but liquids, including milk and fruit juices are allowed.

Regarding other weekdays of Lent, participation in daily Mass and the voluntary observance of fasting is recommended.

Commendable, particularly during Lent, is generosity to local, national and world programs of sharing our abundance, the traditional Lenten Devotions and all the self-denial summed up in the Christian concept of “mortification.”

2015 BLIZZARD BENEFIT
SUNDAY MARCH 22—BRANT ROCK ESPLANADE—4PM-8PM
THE JETTY—HADDAD’S—VENUS II
RAFFLES~ MUSIC~ APPETIZERS
$20 WRISTBAND DONATION—AVAILABLE AT EACH VENUE

ALL PROCEEDS WILL BE DONATED TO THE IMMEDIATE NEEDS OF FAMILIES DEVASTATED BY THE BLIZZARD THROUGH THE GOOD NEIGHBOR FUND.

MAKE CHECKS PAYABLE TO: THE GOOD NEIGHBOR FUND
C/O Malcom Gale, PO Box 1162, Marshfield, MA 02050
Please Note: 2015 Blizzard Benefit

THANK YOU IN ADVANCE FOR YOUR CONTINUED GENEROSITY!

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