July 15: Fifteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time
"And who is my neighbor?" ... "The one who treated him with mercy.” - Lk 10:29, 37
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Sacramental Ministries

Baptism Preparation

Couples who have had their children Baptized are invited to share their Faith with parents and godparents of babies about to be baptized. They attend the Baptism Preparation class held on the second Sunday of the month and assist with the Baptisms which are held on the third Sunday of the month.


RCIA (Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults)

The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults, RCIA, is the  process by which adults come into the Catholic Church.  This includes both those who are unbaptized and those who have been baptized, either as Roman Catholics or as members of another Christian community, but who have not received further catechetical formation or instruction. These individuals typically have also not received the sacraments of Eucharist and Confirmation.  Additionally, we adapt the rite for children who were not baptized as infants but  who have reached the age of reason, usually 7 years old and older.   The RCIA process generally runs from the Fall until Pentecost, 50 days after Easter.   RCIA candidates typically receive the sacraments at the Easter Vigil.


Eucharist Ministry to the Homebound

Volunteers serve those unable to come to Mass to receive the Eucharist by bringing the Eucharist to them. Visits are made to Wingate three Fridays a month. You do not have to be a Eucharistic Minister at Mass to bring the Eucharist to the homebound.

Contact: Fr. Colarusso pastor@stathanasiusreading.org or 781-944-0330 ext 14

The invitation to experience Christ’s love through the Sacrament of Reconciliation is one of the major initiatives of Cardinal Seán and the Archdiocese in 2010. The Light is on For You initiative highlights the importance of this sacrament in the life of Catholics and increases its availability, hoping that every Catholic will visit this source of God’s mercy and healing love. The Archdiocese launched The Light is on For You in Lent 2010 and has continued the initiative every subsequent Advent and Lent.

For more information visit, www.TheLightIsOnForYou.org, which has material to help with personal preparation for the Sacrament of Reconciliation. Please make plans to come and invite others to take advantage of this great opportunity to be reconciled with and begin anew a journey in faith.


Wedding Rehearsal

The Wedding Rehearsal Ministry contacts the couple prior to the wedding rehearsal to introduce ourselves, clarify what they need to bring to the rehearsal, ask a few questions about the wedding (about how many in the wedding party, if there are any special family situations we should know about (mom's, stepmothers', for example), remind them to bring the wedding license (most important!), and see if there is a unity candle, programs, etc.. We usually have them bring those things to the wedding and then we keep them in the sacristy and bring them out for the wedding.

Contact: Anne Colorusso


 
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