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Saint Mary Parish Established 2006 - Serving Boxford, Byfield, Georgetown and Rowley Church and Parish Offices-94 Andover Street, Georgetown, MA 01833 Church-202 Main Street, Rowley, MA 01969 Web Site: www.SaintMaryParish.org E-Mail: [email protected] 28th Sunday in Ordinary Time - October 13, 2019
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Saint Mary Parish Established 2006 - Serving Boxford, Byfield, Georgetown and Rowley

Church and Parish Offices-94 Andover Street, Georgetown, MA 01833 Church-202 Main Street, Rowley, MA 01969

Web Site: www.SaintMaryParish.org E-Mail: [email protected]

28th Sunday in Ordinary Time - October 13, 2019

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October 13, 2019

Saint Mary Parish Serving Boxford, Byfield, Georgetown & Rowley

Parish Mission Statement St. Mary Parish is a living and loving community of believers seeking

a deep and abiding faith in Jesus Christ, our Lord and Savior. We depend on His love to guide and nourish us in our quest for holiness. Gathered around the Word of God and His holy Sacraments, we are

called to be witnesses of Him by our service to our people, our families, our neighborhoods and our world. We strive to provide a

warm welcoming home for all the People of God. 202 Main Street

Rowley, MA 94 Andover Street Georgetown, MA

At St. Mary Parish... (See pg. 6 for Rel. Ed. Information)

Oct. 14 - Office Closed Happy Columbus Day Weekend! Oct. 15 - Bible Study (G), 11 am Oct. 15 - Women’s Club Meet (G), 7 pm Oct. 16 - Bible Study (G), 7 pm Oct. 17 - Scout Troop 50 Meet (G), 7 pm Oct. 19 - Saint Mary Parish/Green Day Recycle Day, (G-Parking Lot), 9 am to 2 pm Oct. 21 - PFC Meet (G), 6:30 pm

Parish News and More…..


New to town? Returning to your faith? We would like to know you and welcome you! If you’d like to register online, please visit: www.saintmaryparish.org and click onto Parish Registration under Quick Links. Please feel free to visit our Parish Office during our regular business hours of M - F, 9 am to 1 pm.

Saint Mary Parish Statue Garden Rowley Church

After the sale of the rectory property, the statue of our Blessed Mother Mary was removed from its long time location next to the rectory and

was placed in the basement of the Rowley church. A committee was formed to decide the best location as well as design ideas. With Father Dan's approval, we are ready to move forward with the work. The new statue base work will begin shortly and a local artisan has generously offered to repair the statue as a donation.

We are anxious to have it placed in a prominent and honorable location on the Rowley site where all families in our parish will enjoy for many years to come.

St. Mary's Parish is seeking donations toward the placement of the St. Mary statue. All monetary donations are greatly appreciated. Please make your check out to Saint Mary Parish and make note “St. Mary Statue” in the memo of your check or online donation.

Blessed Mother Mary, pray for Us!

*People Helping People* We have started collecting for

Thanksgiving baskets! These are the items that are most needed. Please

check your donations for expiration dates.

Bisquick Sugar Canned Fruits Pasta Sauce Cake Mix, Frosting Mac & Cheese Cereal Soup Coffee & Tea Flour Graham cracker pie crusts Baked Beans Pasta Crackers Peanut Butter Gravy Mix/Jar Jam & Jelly Instant Potatoes Tuna Oatmeal Pudding, Pie Filling Boxed Pie Crust Rice Ketchup, Mustard Stuffing Mix Relish, Mayonnaise Hot Cocoa Canned Vegetables

Paper Towels, Toilet Paper, Tissues, & other non-perishable items. Cash donations and Grocery Store Gift Cards are accepted. Please place all donations in the designated bins in the vestibule of the Churches. All gift certificates & money donations should go to the rectory.

Deadline for Donations: Wed., 11/20

Thank you, as always, for your generosity in making the Thanksgiving season a joyous one!

This month we welcome the following families that have recently joined our

St. Mary Parish Family!

The DiChicco Family The Grant Family The McCarthy Family The McLaughlin Family The Murphy Family The Oppedisano Family The Pace Family The Purcell/Caissie Family The Ramsdell Family The Rygiel Family The Tuttavilla Family

We are truly blessed to have you here with us!

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Rev. Father Dan McCoy, Administrator [email protected]

Deacon Ray Doucette [email protected]

Mrs. Maureen Cannon, Business Mgr. [email protected]

Mrs. Julie Potter, Secretary [email protected]

Mrs. Jeanne Soucy Religious Education/Youth Ministry

Coordinator [email protected]

Direct Phone Line: 978-352-6540

Ms. Sara Sturdivant, Music Director [email protected]

Mr. Will Soucy Building Maintenance


Parish Finance Council (PFC) - Tom Parisi, V. Chair

Parish Pastoral Council (PPC) - Linus Hahn, V. Chair

Saint Mary Parish Serving Boxford, Byfield, Georgetown & Rowley

PARISH OFFICE HOURS All offices are located at Georgetown Rectory

Phone: (978) 352-2024 Fax: (978) 352-2308

Office Hours: Mon. - Fri., 9 am -1 pm E-Mail: [email protected]



Monday 8:00 a.m. Rowley Tuesday 8:00 a.m. Rowley Tuesday* 7:00 p.m. Rowley

*This evening is our Holy Hour. Wednesday 8:00 a.m. Rowley

Thursday* 7:00 p.m. Georgetown *This evening is our Holy Hour.

Friday 9:00 a.m. Georgetown Saturday 9:00 a.m. Georgetown


Saturday 4:30 p.m. Georgetown Sunday 7:30 a.m. Rowley Sunday 9:00 a.m. Rowley Sunday 11:00 a.m. Georgetown


Baptisms are scheduled on the 4th Sunday of the month Odd months - Georgetown, 1 p.m.

Even months - Rowley, 1 p.m. Instruction held Saturday before @ 11am in Georgetown

Baptisms may also be celebrated at Sunday Masses. To schedule, please contact the rectory at 978-352-2024.


Saturday 3:45 to 4:15 PM - Georgetown TBA - Rowley

By appointment, call 978-352-2024.


Contact the church as least 6 months in advance to set up a personal interview with a priest.

A 6 month minimum notice is normally required.

Sacrament of the Sick

The Sacrament of the Sick is a sacrament given for healing and recovery. Those who are ill or entering a

hospital and wish to receive the Sacrament of the Sick prior to admission may do so by calling the rectory.



Mon., Oct. 21, 6:30 pm Rectory Dining Room



Tues., Nov. 13, 6:30 pm Rectory Dining Room


First Wednesday of the month at 7:30PM in the K of C Hall on

East Main St.


Tues., Oct. 15, 7 pm Fall Floral Arrangement

With Anastasia’s Florist-$15/Fee Women 18 yrs. old + are Invited to

Join this wonderful Club!

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In Our Thoughts and Prayers

Carol D’Agosta, Baby Hadley Martin, Todd Burr, Andrea, Laura, Russell Steeves, Baby Ambrose, Paul Sartorelli, Mike Jaras, Corey McGrath, Richard Donnelly, Eric Allen, Joshua Martinez, Linda Cotton, Rosalie O’Callaghan, Gina D’Amico, Dave Zelie, Christy Baronas, Deb Baronas, Janine Pettigrew, Baby Emma Rose McGowan, Anthony James, Mark Kasprzyk, John Bell, Bob Mansfield, Robin Day-Laporte, Frances McCoy, Peter Lyon, Barb Cole, Sam Covino, Barbara Parisi, John Magner, Julian Russo DiGeorge, Tommy Cook, Jane Gunzelmann, Kristen Rockwood, Robert Rockwood, Lisa Maloney, Michael Geary, Judith Evans, Cameron Cyr, Mikey Grover, Rick Kelleher, Mary Lou Rentschler, Donna Palardy, Theresa Deflumere, Carol Ann Moccia, Alicia Donna Soule, Sara Morgan Hunt, Courtney Quilliam, Nicholas Ward, Nan Hadley, Karen Drahozal, Carole Rochefort, Linda Baroway, Irene Wladkowski, Charlie Holbrook, James Maney, and all ill within our community and in the world.

Mass Intentions This Week…... Sanctuary Lamps

The Sanctuary Lamps next to each Tabernacle in our worship spaces burn brightly to remind us of the Real Presence of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. This week our Sanctuary Lamps are burning for:

Sam Bellino and Gary Egan

Saturday October 12 9:00 am-G Wayne J. MacDonald 4:30 pm-G Hedwig Jarosewicz - Birthday Memorial Sunday October 13 7:30 am-R Repose of the Souls of Robert Young & Margaret Martin 9:00 am-R Edith & Ferdinand Altieri 11:00 am-G Russell V. Rowe - Birthday Memorial Monday October 14 8:00 am-R Sam Bellino - Comfort & Blessings Tuesday October 15 8:00 am-R Gary Egan - Comfort & Blessings 7:00 pm-R Holy Hour Wednesday October 16 8:00 am-R Carol D’Agosta - Healing & Blessings Thursday October 17 7:00 pm-G Holy Hour Friday October 18 9:00 am-G Joan E. MacDonald Saturday October 19 9:00 am-G All ill in our Parish/in the World 4:30 pm-G Judith Molinari-Wynn 3rd Anniversary Sunday October 20 7:30 am-R Our Parishioners of Saint Mary Parish 9:00 am-R Gilbert Holmes (9th Anniversary) and Danielle Holmes Yagjian (8th Anniv.) 11:00 am-G Johan & Peter MacIsaac and their daughter, Johanna

Scripture for the week of Oct. 13

13 SUN 2 Kgs 5:14-17/2 Tm 2:8-13/Lk 17:11-19

14 Mon Rom 1:1-7/Lk 11:29-32

15 Tue Rom 1:16-25/Lk 11:37-41

16 Wed Rom 2:1-11/Lk 11:42-46

17 Thu Rom 3:21-30/Lk 11:47-54

18 Fri 2 Tm 4:10-17b/Lk 10:1-9

19 Sat Rom 4:13, 16-18/Lk 12:8-12

20 SUN Ex 17:8-13/2 Tm 3:14—4:2/Lk 18:1-8

Please call the Rectory or e-mail Julie at: [email protected] to advise us as soon as you would like your name or your loved one’s name to be removed. God bless all…..

Please pray for our Active Military:

Luke Begoing Ariana Rivera Sean Scally

Please send an email to: [email protected]. Your “Active Military” loved ones name will be put on this list to be prayed for while they are serving. May God keep them safe and protect them from all harm.

Attention: Communion Outreach Eucharist Ministers

We get new requests from time to time to bring

communion to someone’s home. We are trying to update our list of Eucharist Ministers who do Outreach. If you would like to participate in our Outreach program or you are already a volunteer, please contact Deacon Ray at 978-815-6587.

Thank you for your support of this important ministry!

Brand New Hospital Bed is Available

One of our Parishioners has a brand new hospital bed for anyone who may be in need of one. XL twin sheets are needed, 2 rails at the top, remote to adjust head, foot and height of bed, manual crank too. If needed, bed can be delivered to you. If you would like more info, please contact this wonderful family directly:

Laurie Kinney at 978-852-3315.

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Collection for This Weekend

This week’s second collection will support the Holy Father’s “Peter’s Pence” collection that provides funds for emergency and disaster relief. This collection will also provide support to The Catholic University of America that educates priests and lay people for ministry and for the Inner City Parishes of the Archdiocese of Boston. Your generosity and prayers will assist the Holy Father and the various missionary efforts at home and abroad. For information on these Collections, go to: 1. www.usccb.org/ppc 2. www.cua.edu 3. www.BostonCatholic.org

Collection for Next Weekend

Next week’s 2nd collection supports Catholic World Missions. By Baptism, all Catholics are called to participate in the mission of the Church and share their faith as missionaries. World Mission Sunday gathers support for the pastoral and evangelization programs and needs of more than 1,150 mission dioceses in Africa, Asia, the Pacific Islands, and remote regions of Latin America. The funds gathered on World Mission Sunday are distributed in the pope’s name by the Society for the Propagation of the Faith—a Pontifical Mission Society. Please visit www.propfaithboston.org for more information.

More News…. Church Support Weekly Offertory

The weekly goals are based on our projected budget for the fiscal year 2019 - 2020:


Offertory: $6,218

Grand Annual: $18,004.50

Weekly Offertory Goal: $8,673

Intentional Disciples are Intentional Givers. Thank you for your contributions

to support your parish!

It’s Back this Year! Save the Date: Sun., Nov. 17, Noon

Pebble Land Rush - Great Grand Sheep Knights of Columbus

87 East Main Street, Georgetown

The Knights of Columbus, thanks to the generosity of the Aulson Family and many parish members, will be holding its 5th Annual Great Grand Sheep Pebble Land Rush after the 11 am. Mass on Sunday, November 17, 2017. It’s a fun event, and for a donation of $10, you can visit a great sheep petting zoo, enjoy some nice food and hot chocolate, and have a chance to win up to $500! Check out details at www.SheepDeeds.com.

Deeds make great Gifts and can be purchased from Bert Hanlon or any of the KOC members. This is our biggest,

most fun fundraiser of the year!

St. Mary Parish - Green Day Recycle Day Sat., Oct. 19, 9 am to 2 pm

Georgetown Church Parking Lot

Cost to You: • $5 each for Computers, DVD Players, Printers, Lap-tops, Misc. Electronics • $10 each for Microwaves, Small Appliances, Grills, Lawn Mowers & Snow Blowers (gas removed) • $15 each for TVs under 19,” Computer Monitors, AC’s, Dehumidifiers • $20 each for TVs between 19” and 24,” Washing Machines, Dryers, Stoves, Large Appliances, Exercise Equipment • $25 each for TVs between 25” and 31,” Large Refrigerators • $30 each for TVs between 32” and 35” • $35 each TVs over 36” • $40 each for Projection TVs



Questions? Contact: [email protected]

2019 Grand Annual Results











We are most grateful for the

generosity shown by so many

of our parishioners to our

“Grand Annual Collection.”

If you have not yet had an

opportunity to return your gift

card, please do so as soon as

possible. Every gift is

welcomed and sincerely

appreciated. Thank you for

your generosity!

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Adult Faith Formation

Rite of Initiation of Adults, RCIA

If you are not a Catholic and have thought about becoming one with us,

this is the process for you.

Please contact the Rectory at 978-352-2024.

Religious Education Program Direct Phone Line: 978-352-6540 E-Mail: [email protected]

Saint John Paul Men’s Meeting Group

(Read & Discuss Sunday Scriptures)

Every other Saturday Morning 7:30 - 8:30 am. This group meets in the Georgetown Rectory Dining

Room. All men are welcome - no reservation needed! Coffee, scripture and……...

For more information, please call Linus Hahn at: 508-265-3975, or e-mail him at: [email protected].

Next Meeting: Sat., 10/26/19

Important Upcoming Dates for our Religious Education Program.

All Classes are held in Georgetown.

Oct. 13 No Religious Education Happy Columbus Day Weekend! Oct. 20 Rel. Ed. Grades 1, 3 & 5, 9:30 am Followed by 11 am Mass Oct. 20 Rel. Ed. Grade 10, 5 pm

Religious Education



If you still need to register your child (children) for Religious Education, applications for registration are available:

Online at www.saintmaryparish.org. (under Catholic Education tab - click Children’s Education - Scroll down to Fall Program,

At the Rectory office.

We need your help!! Teachers, Substitute Teachers

& Hall Monitors are Needed For Religious Education- All Grades

If you are interested in this important ministry, please contact:

Mrs. Jeanne Soucy at 978-352-6540 or e-mail: [email protected].


The Religious Education Program is in need of assistance with the following items. If you are

able to donate any of these items, please drop them off on Sunday before/after classes or at the Rectory during regular business hours of M-F, 9am-1pm.

Hand Sanitizer


Copy Paper

Card Stock (White & Colored)

Large Plain White Paper Plates

Individual Bottled Water

Your kindness and generosity is greatly appreciated!

Altar Servers Still Needed at All Masses

We are still in need of more Altar Servers. If you are entering the 3

rd grade or above and

are interested in becoming an altar server, please reach out to Jeanne Soucy at: [email protected]. Training can

begin over the summer to learn the role of an altar server and to train and shadow with our current servers.

Knights of Columbus St. Mary’s Outreach Program

The Knights of Columbus, in conjunction with the parishioners of Saint Mary Parish, are offering the opportunity to help the homeless in the Greater Haverhill area by serving a

meal and/or cooking a meal. This would take place twice a month at the Emmaus Homeless Shelter in Haverhill on the second and third Wednesday of each month. If interested in serving in this important ministry, please contact:

John Takis at 978-352-2335.

Bible Study

*Session 1 has begun: Tuesdays from 11:00 am-1:00

pm [bring a lunch] and Wednesday nights from

7:00-9:00 pm.

*Session 2 begins Tuesday, Jan. 7 from 11:00-1:00

[bring a lunch] and Wednesday night, January 8

from 7:00-9:00. For more information, further

clarification or to sign up, please contact:

Bob Sullivan at [email protected].