THE 3RD SUNDAY OF L E N T – M A R C H 3, 2013 THE READINGS FOR THE 4TH SUNDAY OF LENT ARE: JOS. 5: 9A, 10-12 2 COR. 5: 17-21 JN. 1: 1-41 Please Pray for Sunday, March 3 2013 8:00 Helen Tobin 8:00 (F) Joseph Jacob 10:00 Angela Marchitelli Noon Agnes& John Murphy 5:30 Martin Fenton Monday, March 4, 2013 5:30 Mariuccia Pedrone Wednesday, March 6, 2013 5:30 Edward Xavier (Living) Thursday, March 7, 2013 4:00 Mary V. Himes Saturday, March 9, 2013 9:00 Paul Seaver 4:00 John Rougeau Sunday, March 10, 2013 8:00 Mary Concannon 10:00 Ruth Grein 10:00 (F) Barbara Miracky Noon Matthew Oreskovich 5:30 Dolores Lowery 2013 CATHOLIC APPEAL This weekend, our parish joins with all the parishes in the Archdiocese of Boston in the 2013 Catholic Appeal. The Appeal supports the 50 ministries that benefit hundreds of pastoral, charitable and educational programs. This is the most effective way for our parish community to join in the Church’s universal work of caring for those among us who are in need. We are each called to care for our neighbors, and during this holy time of Lent, we have the opportunity to be the Good Samaritan to others through our support of the Catholic Appeal. Envelopes are provided in the pews for your pledge. Thank you for your prayers and support of this important effort. MONDAY EVENINGS OF LENT TAIZE PRAYER - February 25th, March 4th and 11th at 7:15 pm – Upper Church EVENING PRAYER WITH THE SACRAMENT OF RECONCILIATION March 18th at 7:15 pm in the Lannon Chapel EVENING PRAYER FOR HOLY WEEK WITH THE BOSTON LITURGICAL DANCE ENSEMBLE March 25th 7:30 pm – Upper Church ANOINTING OF THE SICK The celebration Sacrament of Anointing will be celebrated at the 12:15 pm Mass on Tuesday, March 12th and again at the 4:00 pm Mass on Saturday March 16th. NOVENA OF GRACE The Novena in honor of St. Francis Xavier will begin Monday, March 4 thru March 12th. Copies of the Novena prayers are available on the table in the Gathering Space in the Upper Church and the Lannon Chapel. The prayers will be said Monday thru Friday at the 12:15 pm and 5:30 pm Masses. ONLINE LENTEN SPIRITUAL RESOURCES The New England Province of Jesuits has curated this list of online spiritual resources for Lent 2013 at http://news.sjnen.org/2013/02/lenten-spiritualityresources/ This mix of original content from the Provinces of the Society of Jesus, as well as links to other helpful resources, is focused particularly on applying Ignatian Spirituality to the Lenten experience. If you know of additional resources to include here, please email us at [email protected] We hope you will find these spiritual resources useful. 1. THIS W EEK’S CALENDAR Sunday, March 3rd Contemporary Music Ensemble – Upper Church St. Ignatius Young Adults Social – Friary Room 4:00 pm 6:00 pm Monday, March 4th Lenten Taize Prayer RCIA – following Lenten Taize Prayer – Friary Room 7:15 pm Tuesday, March 5th Liturgy Commission Meeting – Office Conf. Room 7:15 pm Wednesday, March 6th Transitions – Friary Room Children’s Carol Choir – Choir Media Room Parish Choir – Choir/Media Room 1:00 pm 4:30 pm 7:15 pm Friday, March 8th Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament – Lannon Chapel 12:45 pm THE LIGHT IS ON – OPPORTUNITY FOR CONFESSION Confessions will be heard from 6:00 to 7:00 pm on the Wednesday evenings of Lent, in the Lannon Chapel. SIYA! ST. IGNATIUS YOUNG ADULTS Our group ministers to the spiritual needs of both married and single adults in their twenties and thirties by providing a community in which young professionals, recent college graduates, and graduate students can share their faith and support one another in their following of Christ. Come to our group social after the 5:30 pm Mass on Sunday. We meet at 6:30 pm in the Friary Room (Lower Church). Bring a friend, catch up with friends, meet new people, share some laughs and good food. We hope to see you at one of our SIYA events soon, so please check the parish bulletin regularly. SIYA soon! Contact: Quentin Dupont, S.J. at [email protected] LENTEN MOVIE NIGHT WRITER’S WORKSHOP As part of our parish's Lenten journey, the Spiritual Life Commission will present a showing of the 1995 film "Dead Man Walking" (Susan Sarandon and Sean Penn, 122 min). In this powerful film, based on the real-life experiences of Sr. Helen Prejean, we see her struggles as she accompanies a man on death row while also trying to help the family of his victims. The Women’s Table of The Sisters of St. Joseph of Boston is sponsoring a 6-week Writer’s Workshop for women. This series helps women explore their life through writing prompts and provides an opportunity to connect with others in a meaningful way. No prior writing experience is necessary, just a desire to learn more about one’s life. The instructor is Mary Caruso who is trained in writing, education and law. These sessions are free and will be held at the Sisters of St. Joseph Motherhouse at 637 Cambridge St., Brighton. We will meet on Thursday mornings, from 10 – 11:30 am: March 14, 21, 28, April 4, 11 and April 18th. Please consider joining us! To register, call Mary Rita Weschler at: 617.746.2056 or email: [email protected] We will begin with a bite to eat in the Friary Room at 5:00 PM on Saturday, March 16, and then proceed to watch the film, ending with dessert and a shared reflection and discussion. Questions? Email Jonathan Stott at [email protected] CHOIR CONCERT RE-SCHEDULED The U-Tunes Choir benefit concert which was snowed out on February 10th has been rescheduled for Sunday, April 21st at 2:30pm. Please plan to attend this program of choral favorites and support the Park project for our sister parish St. Anne's in Kingston, Jamaica. 2. OUTREACH MINISTRIES THIRD WEEK OF LENT Helping Children in Lesotho This week we focus our prayers, fasting and almsgiving on Lesotho, where many children lack access to quality education. Only 73% of primary school-age children in Lesotho are enrolled in school. Give to your Rice Bowl this week to support communities working with CRS to provide educational opportunities for children. MARCH 1st-28th: Our new, white socks and new flip-flops collection for Boston Health Care for the Homeless Program has begun! You’ll find a collection box by the Outreach table and outside the church kitchen. LENT SOUP AND STATIONS Corpus Christi-St. Bernard Parish is hosting Friday night Soup and Stations. The schedule is: March 8th March 15th March 22nd SOUP & STATIONS STATIONS ONLY SOUP & STATIONS Soup 6:00 PM at Corpus Christi Church, Ash St. at St. Bernard Church, Washington St. at Corpus Christi Church Stations: 7:00 PM PROJECT BREAD’S 45TH WALK FOR HUNGER is coming and it’s not too soon to start thinking about how you could be involved! Online registration is open and TEAM IGNATIUS is set up to receive TEAM members: www.projectbread.org/walk. Or, you can pick up registration materials which will be on the Outreach table soon, including the form for volunteers. MARCH BOOK DICUSSION On March 17th at 11:15 in the living room of the Parish Center there will be a continued discussion of the book Mary by Sholem Asch. An additional book, The Testament of Mary by Colm Toibin, will also be discussed. Did either of these books stir you? Please join us and share your impressions. LITTLE ROCK SCRIPTURE STUDY This semester, we will be studying “Women in the Old Testament.” These women have rich stories that are vital to God’s relationship with the Covenant people. This study introduces readers to women whose stories offer courage and insight. The study began on Wednesday, February 27th at 7:15 pm in the Lannon Chapel. The cost is $16.00, which includes a commentary, study guide and video presentation of the study. New members are always welcome. To register, you may call the Parish Office, 617-552-6102. If you have any questions, please call John Dafarra 781-899-9540. MOTHERS OF CHILDREN WITH SPECIAL NEEDS: PLEASE JOIN US! The Women’s Table, sponsored by the Sisters of St. Joseph of Boston, is hosting a morning retreat for mothers of children with special needs on Saturday, March 16th from 8:30 a.m. to noon at the Sisters of St. Joseph Motherhouse: 637 Cambridge St., Brighton. We invite you to join in prayer and conversation, creative expression and mutual support. Come away for refreshment and time just for yourself. This program is free and open to mothers of children with any special needs. To register, please call Mary Rita Weschler at 617-746-2056, or email: [email protected] 3. Queridos Parroquianos, En mi homilía del domingo pasado hablé de la pregunta que nos hacemos en los momentos mas trasformativos de nuestras vidas. ¿Quién soy yo? ¿ Quien soy yo, frente del misterio de Dios? Hablé de Abram cuando miraba el cielo y trató de contar las estrellas. Debío hacerse la pregunta, ¿ Quien soy yo frente de esta creación tan inmensa y incomprensible? En la primera lectura de hoy la pregunta es similar. Moisés le hace la pregunta a la voz que habla de la zarza ardiente, ¿ Quien eres tu? ¿ Cual es tu nombre? Y Dios le revela su nombre a Moisés. Yo Soy el que soy. La razón por la cual venimos a la Eucaristía todos los domingos tiene que ver con esta experiencia de la revelación del misterio de Dios, especialmente en su Hijo amado, Jesucristo. Igualmente tenemos la oportunidad de conocernos mejor como individuos y como comunidad. Al final de la Misa el domingo pasado hablé del artículo que escribí hace 4 meses y fue publicado en la revista AMERICA esta semana pasada. Tiene que ver con la experiencia de uno de los miembros de nuestra comunidad que fue deportado con su familia y como me afectó. Está escrito en inglés pero le he pedido a uno de los miembros de la comunidad que lo traduzca al Español. Si prefieren leerlo en inglés, les doy la página en el internet. http://americamagazine.org/issue/uphill-battle Espero que se acaben las tormentas y podamos celebrar las Misas dominicales que nos quedan en esta temporada de Cuaresma sin estos obstáculos! En la paz de Cristo Padre Bob CALENDARIO El 3 de Marzo Tercer Domingo de Cuaresma Ven a La Mesa Las Creencias de Nuestra Fe (1:30-2:30) El 10 de Marzo Cuarto Domingo de Cuaresma El Via Crucis en la Iglesia de arriba (1:30-2:30) El 17 de Marzo Quinto Domingo de Cuaresma Una experiencia de la oración Ignaciana (1:30- 2:30) El 24 de Marzo Domingo de los Ramos La Misa Bilingüe en la Iglesia de Arriba El 31 de Marzo La Santísima Misa Pascual 12:00 4. CHURCH OF SAINT IGNATIUS OF LOYOLA 28 COMMONWEALTH AVENUE – CHESTNUT HILL, MA 02467 PHONE 617-552-6100 FAX: 617-552-6101 E-MAIL [email protected] WEB: HTTP://BC.EDU/ST-IGNATIUS THE PARISH STAFF REV. ROBERT F. VER EECKE, SJ, PASTOR REV. KENNETH G. LOFTUS, SJ, ASSOCIATE REV. JOHN ALLAN LOFTUS, SJ, ASSOCIATE CAP TEAM MEMBER (CHAIR) MICHAEL BURGO, DIR. OF MUSIC MINISTRY TIMOTHY ZIMMERMAN, ASSOCIATE DIR. OF MUSIC / ORGANIST SR. DIANE VALLERIO, MFIC, DIR. OF OUTREACH AMY CHAPMAN, FAITH FORMATION DIRECTOR SUSAN STUART, ASSOC. DIR. FAITH FORMATION DANIEL ROBB, CORD. FAITH FORMATION RICHARD MOYNIHAN, BUSINESS MANAGER ELIZABETH MCLAUGHLIN, ADM. ASSISTANT WALTER FOTHERGILL, FACILITIES MANAGER 617-552-6107 617-552-6103 617-552-6105 [email protected] 617-552-6112 [email protected] 617-552-6117 [email protected] 617-552-6102 WALTER.FOTHERGILL @BC.EDU 617-552-6119 KATHY MAHER MARC GERVAIS MARY SANTAPAULA [email protected] [email protected] [email protected] CAP TEAM MEMBER CAP TEAM MEMBER CAP TEAM MEMBER [email protected] [email protected] [email protected] 617-552-6100 617-552-6100 617-552-6100 [email protected] [email protected] 617-552-6108 617-552-6114 [email protected] [email protected] [email protected] THE CELEBRATION OF EUCHARIST SUNDAY WEEKDAY SATURDAY UPPER CHURCH 8:00 AM, 10:00 AM, 12:00 NOON, 5:30 PM LOWER CHURCH 8:00 AM, 10:00 AM, FAMILY LITURGY 12:00 MISA EN ESPAÑOL EN LA CAPILLA LANNON 12:15 PM - 5:30 PM – LOWER CHURCH LOWER CHURCH 9:00 AM, UPPER CHURCH 4:00 PM (Vigil) THE SACRAMENTS BAPTISM Adults are baptized at the Easter Vigil as part of the Rites of Christian Initiation for Adults. Infant and child baptisms are by arrangement. FIRST EUCHARIST Preparation begins in Grade 1 and includes classes, retreats and home instruction. CONFIRMATION Our Confirmation program begins in the 9th grade. Students are confirmed in the Spring of the 10th grade. Young adults who have been catechized but are not yet confirmed should contact the Parish Office for an alternative program. MATRIMONY Must be registered as a parishioner six months prior to beginning Marriage arrangements. RECONCILIATION Saturdays 3:15 – 3:45 PM Upper Church or by arrangement ANOINTING OF THE SICK by arrangement. 5.