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Pentecost Sunday Pentecost Sunday Pentecost Sunday Pentecost Sunday Saint Agnes Parish Saint Agnes Parish Saint Agnes Parish Saint Agnes Parish Arlington, Massachusetts Arlington, Massachusetts Arlington, Massachusetts Arlington, Massachusetts May 23 May 23 May 23 May 23-24, 2015 24, 2015 24, 2015 24, 2015
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    Saint Agnes ParishSaint Agnes ParishSaint Agnes ParishSaint Agnes Parish

    Arlington, MassachusettsArlington, MassachusettsArlington, MassachusettsArlington, Massachusetts

    May 23May 23May 23May 23----24, 201524, 201524, 201524, 2015

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    Saint Agnes Parish, Arlington, Massachusetts - Pentecost Sunday - May 23-24, 2015

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    Saint Agnes Parish, Arlington, Massachusetts - Pentecost Sunday - May 23-24, 2015

    Congratulations Arlington Catholic High School Class of 2015

    Andrew Wilson Ahern, Katherine Anne Amato, Tyler Babineau, Zachary Joseph Bairos, Peter A. Bardascino, Meghan Shaye Barrasso, Melanie Ann Blake, Veronica Booth, Daniel

    Joseph Boudreau, Kyle Michael Boudrias, Katelyn Camille Boyle, Catherine Brady, Cassidy Christina Bruen, Mary Rose Bulger, Dorie A. Campbell, Nicholas Joseph Caraco, Nicolas Carvello, Jamie Marie Casey, Taylor Anne Cavanaugh, Dalton T. Chaffee, Astride Fiona Chery, Tim Woo Sung Chung, Rachel Mary Cole, Stephanie Louise Coles, Matthew Paul Connors, Campbell Conrad, John Cordero, Mikayla Rose Coyne, Katherine Sheila Crane, Alyssa Cunha, Allyson Margaret Cunningham, Mikayla Andrea Cutler, Mary Kathleen DeFrancesco, Olivia R. Dellanno, Ariana Marie DiFelice, Alexander David Dolan, Mark Francis Donovan, Paris Dunford, Sara Dunn, Sally Q. Dunning, Cameron Robert Durgin, Julie Patricia Fager, Verena C. Ferraz, Lauren Marie Fitzgerald, Molly Elizabeth Fitzgerald, Joseph T. Foley, Kenneth Brian Fong, Julia Elizabeth Forbes, Michael Daniel Franco, Paul William Frisoli, Jacob Andrew Fulton, Michael Garvey, Jenna Gatcomb, Andrew David Greaves, Francis J. Greenwood, Meagan Elizabeth Hallaran, Brian Thomas Hart, Matthew James Hennigan, James Alexander Herbert, Greg

    Huh, Samuel Thomas Jennings, Jessica Joas, Nora Elizabeth Jordan, Kerry Nora Keeffe, Peter Lawrence Kelly, Thomas J. Kent, Geunwoo Kim (Matt Kim), Seaghn Kinneen, Philip Edward Kirkpatrick, Michaela Knight, Adam Kubiak, Stephen Luke LaVasseur, Lauren Riley Leonard, Zhaohui Li, Zhaoxia Li, Connor Lopes, Ericka Ann Luongo, Emma Noelle Lutz, Molly Elizabeth Lucey, Joseph Patrick Lyons, Thomas William Magee, Marina Taylor Maher, Sarah Nol Maimone, Richard C. Maltais, Matthew Alessandro Mancini, Hallie Marie McCadden, Elizabeth Catherine McCall, Tylor Dimitri McCarthy, Owen Robert McElhinney, Nolan Robert McIsaac, Kathleen Margaret McLaughlin, Katherine Elizabeth McNamara, Ivan Mikhaylov, Jonathan Richard Mills, Nicole Marie Minnelli, Cameron M. Moniz, Bailey M. Moore, Dylan R. Morris, Trevor Michael Morris, Hagar Moudakkire, Samantha J. Muzarol, Gerard McAuley Nicotera, Hyun Chan No, John Robert Noonan, Daniel P. Norton, Giuliana C. OConnell, Andrew Wilson OHalloran, Allison ONeill, Nicholas A. Papathanasiou, Augustine Parisi Parziale, Michael Robert Passatempo, John Walter Peer, Kenneth James Pham, Tuan M. Pham, Charles Andrew Pigott III, Jessica L. Piracini, Amanda Marie Quaglieri, Sidni Ramirez, Peter John Raymond, Edward L. Reardon III, Jacob Daniel Redmond, Brendan Patrick Regan, Satish Reginald, Sarah E. Reis, Christine Riccio, Matthew D. Richardson, John T. Rideout, John R. Rogers, Melissa M. Rogers, Adrieana M. Rossini, Julia E. Roy, Andrea C. Royo, Taylor Rubenskas, Jillian Leigh Rufo, Jake Christopher Ryan, Nina Marie Saitta, Kaitlyn Sands, Olivia Scioletti, Daniel Lloyd Sheldon, Jaehyeok Shin, Nicholas J. Silva, Jacqueline Sindoris, Imranjit Singh, Aideen C. Smith, Jason E. Smith, Ryan M. Smith, Ryan A. Spagnoli, Danielle Sullivan, Shannon Svenson, Patrick Tai-Heng Taing, Sarah Maeve Tanner, Lindsey Catherine Thorpe, Ryan Joseph Tierney, Madeline Tkachuk, Joseph Vicente Tormo, Kirsten Ann Tringale, Mariana Camille Trodella, Isabelle Tumblin, Emma Terese Ventura, Alexandra Payne Vito, Meghan Sandrine Volcy, Liam Keating Waldron, Jake T. Walsh, Houhan Wang, Yikai Wang, Matthew Andrew Wesoloski, Gregory Paul Whelan, Brendan John Whitney, Alissa Rachel Whitten, Kathleen M. Witham, Louis Wolk, Shanglin Zhai and Grace Frances Zukowski.

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    Saint Agnes Parish, Arlington, Massachusetts - Pentecost Sunday - May 23-24, 2015

    Mass Schedule for Next WeekendMass Schedule for Next WeekendMass Schedule for Next WeekendMass Schedule for Next Weekend

    Saturday, May 30, 2015 4:00 P.M. Lower Church Father Bennett 5:15 P.M. Lower Church Father Graham Sunday, May 31, 2015 7:00 A.M. Lower Church Father Flatley 9:00 A.M. Upper Church Father Sinisa 10:30 A.M. Upper Church Father Flatley 12:00 Noon Upper Church Father Graham 5:00 P.M. Lower Church Father Flatley

    The Offertory Collection last weekend was $14,047. Thank you very much.

    The second collection today is for Saint Johns and Pope Saint John XXIII Seminaries for service as future priests. We are blessed that many are responding to the call to serve as priests. Please support these seminarians on their journey toward the priesthood. For more information, visit www.VocationsBoston.org.

    Grand Annual Collection Thank you for your most generous response to this collection. The amount donated up to this week is $77,902. Your generosity to your Parish is sincerely appreciated. Contributions may be made at any time.

    Dorothy F. Duncklee, Ralph McManus and Deacon Leo F. LaBrache, whose Funeral Masses were celebrated last week; also, Most Rev. Matthew Harkins, Pastor of Saint

    Agnes Parish 1876-1884, who died on May 25, 1921.

    Saint Agnes Parish offers Online Giving. This service is safe and secure and convenient! Sign up at our website: www.saintagnes.net. We encourage parishioners who sign up for Online Giving to discontinue their weekly envelopes.

    Sunday, May 24, 2015 10:30 A.M. Months Mind Bereavement Mass

    Monday, May 25, 2015 7:00 A.M. Thomas Moggan Anniversary

    Tuesday, May 26, 2015 7:00 A.M. Ralph, Georgiana and John Rizzo Memorial

    Wednesday, May 27, 2015 7:00 A.M. James and Mary McGrath Memorial

    Thursday, May 28, 2015 7:00 A.M. George OLoughlin Anniversary

    Friday, May 29, 2015 7:00 A.M. Thomas, Bridget and Thomas Joseph Keefe Memorial

    Saturday, May 30, 2015 7:00 A.M. 4:00 P.M. 5:15 P.M.

    Mary E. Doherty Mary F. Moran Manuel Biagioni

    Anniversary Memorial Anniversary

    Sunday, May 31, 2015 10:30 A.M. Theresa Donovan 1st Anniversary

    III - Daniel J. Munroe and Alexandra C. deSousa

    Thank you for your support of the 2015 Catholic Appeal. To date Saint Agnes Parish has raised $106,455. toward our goal of $147,947. If you have yet to make a pledge to

    the 2015 Catholic Appeal, please complete a pledge form available in the back of the Church or visit BostonCatholicAppeal.org. Thank you for your prayers and support.

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    Saint Agnes Parish, Arlington, Massachusetts - Pentecost Sunday - May 23-24, 2015

    Reverend Sinisa Ubiparipovic was ordained a priest on Saturday, May 23, 2015.

    Next Sunday, May 31, Father Sinisa will return to Saint Agnes Church to celebrate the 9:00 A.M. Mass.

    Father Grahams 25th Anniversary

    On Sunday, June 14, I will celebrate the 25th anniversary of my Ordination to the

    Priesthood. Please join me at a Mass of Thanksgiving, followed by a reception at

    Saint Agnes School Hall.

    Where: Saint Agnes Church When: June 14, 2015, at Noon

    Adult Education for the New Evangelization continues this Spring, with the next evening seminar this Wednesday, May 27 at 7:00 PM! This Spring and Summer we will continue Father Robert Barron's Catholicism series, using his study course specifically on the New Evangelization and the call of the Church in the modern world. This topic will consist of six meetings, on the fourth Wednesday of the month at 7:00 PM in the Parish Center, finishing in July. You need not come to every meeting to reap the benefits of fruitful discussion and friendly faces. Join us when you can! Light discussion and refreshments will follow the 90 minute program. For more information, please email Tom Harvey [email protected], or visit the parish Outreach blog, SaintAgnesParish.blogspot.com.

    Saint Agnes Parish joyfully welcomes Lynsey Shea Anderson

    Cora Alice Grifkin Leo Robert Harrington

    Charlotte Grace Stauffer Liana Sophia Stauffer

    Teighan Michael Tassinari

    Saint Agnes Months Mind Bereavement Mass As an expression of sympathy, every month,

    Saint Agnes Parish celebrates a Months Mind Mass to remember the parishioners whose Funeral Masses were celebrated during the previous month.

    Today the Months Mind Mass remembers: Daniel F. Reilly, Bernard James Gillis, Jr., Alfred Fobert, Stephen J. Sefton, Anna May Fioravanti, Francis Brennan, Connie Foley, Patrick J. ONeill, Margaret Heasley, Clare Sullivan, Anthony Cassata, Barbara Wade, Pierre Gerard Balan and Charlotte A. Fredo.

    Thank you to the family of the late Harry P. Stocker, who asked that donations in Harrys memory be made to Saint Agnes Parish. We are grateful and ask parishioners to remember Harry and his family in their prayers.

    If you are a new parishioner, please introduce yourself to one of our priests, complete a census form and drop it in the collection box. Census

    forms are at the back of the Church.

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    Saint Agnes Parish, Arlington, Massachusetts - Pentecost Sunday - May 23-24, 2015

    Today as we celebrate Pentecost the Holy Spirit wants to make us advocates of Gods presence to bring new life to others, especially those who do not know the love of God in their lives. Your gift in the Saint Vincent de Paul Poor Box will help the poor to believe in the mystery of Gods love for them.

    Parish Coffee and Donuts: At the conclusion of the 9:00 Mass, hosted by the Saint Agnes Parish Evangelization Committee. Please join us in the Arlington Catholic High School cafeteria for fun and fellowship with other parishioners! We need Parish families to help us

    continue with this great ministry. If you wish to help set-up/take-down the coffee hour, contact Marianne Hudelson: [email protected] We need donations of coffee and paper goods, or gift cards to Dunkin Donuts or Stop and Shop. Thank you!

    Catechesis of the Good Shepherd Registration for this Religious Education program began on May 18 and will close on Friday, June 5. The program serves children ages 3 to 5 years and children age 6 years, if they will not be entering 1st Grade. A limited number of seats will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis, determined by the date the registration form is received.

    Registration forms are available at the Parish Center or by calling 781-646-5579 and should be returned to the Religious Education Office. For information call Jean Keiselbach at 781-646-0475.

    Confirmation Registrations for the Fall have been mailed and are due back on June 15. Confirmation is a two-year program beginning in Grade Nine. For more information please contact Nancy Feeman: 781-641-6621 or [email protected]

    Confirmation Retreat Registrations have been mailed for the September 26/27 retreats at Saint Camillus Parish. Please return them by June 15.

    Make up Classes for Grade 10 will be held in the Saint Agnes Parish Center this Thursday, May 28, 6:00-7:00 PM.

    Saint Agnes Family Group meets Tuesday mornings at different parks in the area. We let the kids play and enjoy building community with other parents from the Parish. Next playgroup this Tuesday, May 26, 10:30 AM, Winn Brook Playground in Belmont. [email protected],SaintAgnesParish.blogspot.com

    Schedule for the Week Tuesday, May 26, 2015

    7:00 P.M. - Baptism Catechesis - Parish Center Sunday, May 31, 2015

    7:00 P.M. - Parish Pastoral Council - Parish Center

    Bulletin Announcements must be received at the Parish Center by

    Monday morning.

    Let us always meet each other with a smile, for a smile is the beginning of love. Mother Teresa

    Boston Sock Exchange - On the second Saturday of each month, the Boston Sock Exchange ministry serves our homeless brothers and sisters on Boston Common. Please bring mens and womens

    Spring and Summer clothing donations to the bin at the back of the church or to the Parish Center. We are especially in need of new socks and cases of bottled water. Join us in the Parish Center on Friday, June 12, at 7:00 PM to prepare sandwiches and to help organize donations. We are in need of volunteers to help with distribution on Saturday, June 13, at 11:00 AM on Boston Common. Please note that children under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult. Contact: Sheila OBrien: [email protected]

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    Saint Agnes Parish, Arlington, Massachusetts - Pentecost Sunday - May 23-24, 2015

    Saint Agnes School News

    Ascension Thursday Mass

    Episcopal Vicar, Father Gerard Petringa, celebrated Mass with the Saint Agnes School Community on Ascension Thursday. Father Flatley and Father Graham concelebrated. Grade 8 coordinated the Liturgy, assisted by middle school students. Thanks to teachers who prepared the students, especially Grade 8 teachers Mrs. Ciarlone and Mrs. Gould, and music teacher, Mr. Baglio.

    K1 students visited the Arlington Police Department. Officer Mike Hogan gave the students a

    tour of the facilities, showed them squad cars and motorcycles, explained how the 911 dispatch works and introduced them to his canine buddy, Dasty. As a final treat the students were taught the fine art of traffic control as Officer Mike demonstrated how to direct traffic at the light in front of the School! Thank you to the Arlington Police and especially to Officer Hogan for being such good friends to Saint Agnes School.

    Thank You To all who attended, donated, helped and supported Fidelity Houses Annual Fundraiser last Saturday. Special thanks to the Friends of Fidelity House committee that included Father Flatley, Frank

    Tessitore, Sue Connaughton, Tony Pallotta, Michael Pallotta, Frank Doherty, Dan Swenson, Wendy Pinard, Martha McGurl, Peggy Regan, Rollie Demers, Nick Mitropoulos, Paul McDonald, Mary Marino, Alice and Tom Shovlin, Fred Harris, Rachel Buonopane, Diana Wesoloski, Nancy Leotsakos, Tom Fitzgerald, and Lisa Van Winkle. It was a great 60th birthday celebration for Fidelity House.

    Children's Fun Fair - Saturday, May 31 from 10:00 - 1:00 PM. Face painting, a Bounce House, children's games and a cookout will be featured. Volunteers are needed. Contact Fidelity House for more information.

    Electronic Recycling Fundraiser - Saturday, June 6 from 9am - 1pm in Saint Agnes Grammar School parking lot. Televisions, monitors, printers, laptops, computers, refrigerators and more can be dropped off. There will be a modest fee for some items. Visit our website for more information.

    Summer Day Camps Summer Day Camps for children in Kindergarten and 1st grade begins June 29. Fidelity House's 60th year of Summer Camp for grades 2-8 starts June 29. Camps include swimming lessons, free swim time, trips, sports, arts and crafts, special events and more.

    Preschool Summer Program Begins June 8. 10 one week sessions are being offered. Hours are 8:30-12:30 weekdays. Children may register for the week or for individual days. Arts and crafts, music, story time and many other activities will be featured.

    Summer Fun In addition to the programs listed Fidelity House will be offering Basketball Camps and leagues, Gymnastics and Full Day Programs throughout the summer.

    Upcoming Events Family Awards Banquet Tuesday, June 2. Pre-K Celebration Wednesday, June 3. Preschool Celebration Thursday, June 4. Gymnastics Recital Saturday and Sunday, June 6 and 7.

    Please visit www.fidelityhouse.org to register on-line or call 781-648-2005 for more information.

    Registrations: Please return your registrations for the 2015-16 School year in a timely manner. It helps us in planning and in ordering sufficient supplies.

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    Saint Agnes Parish, Arlington, Massachusetts - Pentecost Sunday - May 23-24, 2015

    Prayer Line - If you are in need of prayers, call the healing and restoration prayer line at 617-442-3938 (located at Mission Church, 1545 Tremont Street, Boston). Healing service is the last Sunday of the month at 2:00 PM.

    The Parishioners for Life will be sponsoring a Rose Drive to benefit Massachusetts Citizens for Life after all Masses the weekend of June 6 and 7. If you would like to help distribute the roses and collect donations after any of the Masses, please e-mail [email protected] Children with their parents are welcome to help! Parishioners for Life meets on the second Monday of each month at 7:00 PM in the Parish Center. Everyone is welcome!

    Vacation Bible School: Saint Agnes Outreach - Due to a lack of enough volunteers Saint Agnes will not be able to host a Vacation Bible School again this summer. However, we will host a day of childrens Bible activities and crafts from 3-6:00 PM on Saturday, June 27, culminating in an Ice Cream Social for the Parish at 6:00 PM, following the Saturday evening

    Masses. All events will be held in Saint Agnes School Hall and on the lawn outside Saint Agnes School. We would especially like to thank and extend this invitation in a special way to all of the dedicated parishioners who have volunteered in the past year in order to make education and social outreach ministries work. Thank you! If you are interested in helping with the Parish Social Day: Marianne Hudelson [email protected],

    Third Annual Saint Agnes Parish Campout - Do you need time set apart with your family this summer? Do you have a passion for the outdoors? Come and enjoy the friendship and company of our Parish family at the Third Annual Saint Agnes Parish Campout. The dates for the campout are Friday-Sunday, July 10-12 in Greenfield, NH. Details about how to sign up, what is expected for each camper, or how to join as a day-camper only on Saturday, July 11, are detailed on the Parish Outreach blog.

    People living with depression: Next meeting of the depression peer support and prayer group, this Thursday, May 28, Saint Agnes Parish Center, 6:30-8:00 PM. We listen, share, learn, pray and provide spiritual support to each other in our journeys through depression. If you are struggling with depression, please come to share your story in a faith-based, confidential and safe environment. For more information, please contact Karen Celano at 516-946-6287 or [email protected]

    Keefe Funeral Home Bereavement Support Group - Keefe Funeral Homes will offer a six-week Bereavement Support Group starting on Sunday, June 7 10:30-11:30 AM at their Funeral Home at 5 Chestnut Street, Arlington. This group has an open enrollment. The main goal of these meetings is to break the isolation that grief imposes on all of us. Different topics will be discussed such as manifestations of grief, family dynamics, finding support, re-evaluating values and commemoration. Maura Lavalle, who recently lost her husband, will discuss how she is coping. Christy Kiernan, a member of the Keefe family and a social worker will work closely with Maura to ensure that participants have a chance to speak and ensure each participants privacy is protected. Any adult who has experienced the death of someone close is welcomed. Please contact the Keefe Funeral Home to sign up: 781-648-5544

    Womens Bible Study will continue into the Summer and Fall and study the book of First Corinthians, taught by Tim Gray. The first meeting is on Tuesday, June 2, 7:30 PM, in the Parish Center. Study guides are

    available at the meetings (freewill donation). For more information: [email protected] or SaintAgnesParish.blogspot.com.

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    Saint Agnes Parish, Arlington, Massachusetts - Pentecost Sunday - May 23-24, 2015

    Rev. Brian M. Flatley, Pastor Rev. John J. Graham, Parochial Vicar

    Religious Education 781-646-5579 [email protected] Joyce Patriacca, Director

    Arlington Confirmation Program 781-641-6621 [email protected] Nancy Feeman, Director

    Saint Agnes School 781-643-9031 www.saintagnesschool.com Robert Penta, Principal

    Arlington Catholic High School 781-646-7770 www.achs.net Stephen Biagioni, Principal

    Saint Agnes Music Ministry 617-833-0364 [email protected] www.agnesmusic.net Michael Vaughan, Director

    Fidelity House 781-648-2005 www.fidelityhouse.org Edward Woods, Director

    51 Medford Street Arlington, Massachusetts 02474


    E-mail address: [email protected] Website: www.saintagnes.net

    Facebook: Saint Agnes Parish Arlington, MA

    Office Hours: Monday-Wednesday-Friday, 9:00 AM-3:00 PM

    Tuesday and Thursday, 9:00 AM-7:00 PM Saturday, 9:00 A.M-2:00 P.M.

    Saint Agnes Parish

    Sacrament of Baptism Baptisms are held on the first and third Sunday of the month at 2:00 P.M. You must attend Baptismal Briefings prior to having your child baptized.

    Sacrament of Penance Saturday 3:00-4:00 P.M. and before the 5:15 P.M. Mass and also by appointment. Please contact the Parish Center.

    Sacrament of Marriage Archdiocesan guidelines require that couples planning to marry in the Church make an appointment to see one of the priests as far in advance as possible prior to the wedding date.

    Sacrament of Anointing

    of the Sick Please call the Parish Office if someone in your family is gravely ill and in danger of death and you feel the grace and power of the Sacrament would be helpful.

    Sunday Masses

    Saturday 4:00 and 5:15 P.M. (Lower Church)

    Sunday 7:00 A.M. (Lower Church)

    9:00 A.M., 10:30 A.M., 12:00 Noon (Upper Church) 5:00 P.M. (Lower Church)

    Our Family Liturgy is celebrated at 9:00 on Sunday morning.Our Family Liturgy is celebrated at 9:00 on Sunday morning.Our Family Liturgy is celebrated at 9:00 on Sunday morning.Our Family Liturgy is celebrated at 9:00 on Sunday morning.

    Weekdays Monday through Saturday

    7:00 A.M. (Lower Church)