September 17 Twenty-fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time
"... how often must I forgive? Jesus answered: I say to you, not seven times but seventy-seven times." Mt 18:21-22
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Fatima - Fifth Apparation

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Religious Education Sign-ups - 08/06/2017

Please sign up for Religious Education for the Fall. You can download the forms online and even pay online with a credit card. For more information see the September 3rd bulletin and the Religious Ed page link here: Read more

Religious Ed Forms 2017-2018 - 08/13/2017

It's near that time of year! If you haven't already signed up your children for Religious Education, please do. The registration forms for 2017-2018 are available on the Religious Education page on the website. Read more

100th Anniversary of Fatima - 09/10/2017

This September 13th is the 100th anniversary of the Fifth Apparition of Our Lady at Fatima, Portugal. Learn more about Fatima: Read more

Youth Ministry Program Survey - 07/02/2017

We are constantly striving to effectively and fruitfully serve our Catholic youth in Reading. In order to improve our outreach to our teens, we'd like to know your thoughts about the St. Athanasius & St. Agnes Youth Ministry Program. Read more

Fr. Colarusso's Letter on Collaboration - 06/25/2017

Fr. Colarusso's letter on the St. Athanasius and St. Agnes Collaboration. Read more

Congratulations to Confirmation Class - 05/05/2017

Congratulations to our 2017 Confirmation Class! May they continue to grow in their love and faith.

2017 Chrismas Faire - 11/24/2016

Thank you to all those who helped with 2017 Christmas Faire! Read more

Electroinic Media Outreach - 09/14/2016

St. Athanasius Parish provides many different ways to reach out to parishioners via electronic media. To learn more about this download this presentation. Read more

Church in the 21st Century - 08/30/2015

Drawing from the Boston College community and others, the C21 Center engages in critical conversations facing the Catholic community. The center presents videos, course, papers and other resources to help understand our Catholic faith in present times. Read more

Books - Pope John XXIII & John Paul II - 04/26/2014

Books on lives of our two new Saints; check out these books: The Good Pope and Saint John Paul the Great Read more


Mission Statement

St. Athanasius Parish is a welcoming Roman Catholic Community, whose members are baptized in Christ, challenged by the word of God, and united in the Eucharist. We are moved by the Holy Spirit to proclaim the Lord's Good News of justice and peace in word and action to the local community and beyond.

Parish Goals

  • To encourage people to be better stewards of God’s Gifts
  • To engender optimism about the future of our Parish
  • To become a more welcoming Faith Community
  • To educate parishioners in the truths of the Catholic Faith in these difficult times
  • To enhance the liturgical life of the Parish

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St. Athanasius Parish: Weekly Bulletin

Twenty-fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Weekly bulletin for September 17, 2017 [Read More]

Twenty-third Sunday in Ordinary Time

Weekly bulletin for September 10, 2017 [Read More]

Twenty-second Sunday in Ordinary Time

Weekly bulletin for September 3, 2017 [Read More]

Twenty-first Sunday in Ordinary Time

Weekly bulletin for August 27, 2017 [Read More]

Masses & Sacraments

Lord's Day Masses

Saturday at 4pm
Sunday at: 9am & 11am

Daily Masses
Mon-Fri at 9am

Holy Day Masses
As announced

Morning Prayer
Mon-Fri at 8:45am

Thursday at 6:30 - 7:30pm

Sacrament of Reconciliation
Thursday 6:30 - 7:30pm (during Adoration)
Saturday 3:15 - 3:45pm or by appointment

Sacrament of Baptism
Third Sunday of the month at 1:00 pm.

Sacrament of Marriage
Please contact the Parish Office at least six months in advance of your wedding date

Sacrament of the Sick
Please notify parish staff when a person is seriously ill. The sacrament is celebrated communally twice a year.

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