Saint Stephen Parish
221 Concord St,
Framingham Massachusetts 01702.
Mondays - Saturdays 8:00 AM
Saturdays 4:00 PM
Sundays 7:00 AM y 9:00 AM
Espanol: Domingos 11 AM
Rev. Francisco J. Anzoátegui
Rev. Albert H. Stankard
Rev. Gabino O. Macias, Parochial Vicar
Guy J. Spiri
Pedron L. Torres
Alfredo Nieves and Mrs. Maria Nieves
James. J. Drummey
Assistant Coordinator: María M. Nieves
Building and Ground Supervisor:
Religious Education Begins Today - Sunday 21th, 2014
— If you have children eligible for classes in Kindergarten through Grade 10, and you did not-- receive a letter, please call us at (508) 875-4788 or bring your children to the School during the time of classes. This is important particularly for those eligi-ble for First Holy Communion or Confirmation.
Grades K to 6 will meet in the School from 10:15 to 11:15 a.m. each Sunday, and Grades 7 to 10 will meet in the School from 12:45 to 1:45 p.m. All children are ex-pected to attend Mass each weekend, along with their families. There will also be special classes for the parents of the children on the first Sundays of October, November, December, February, March, and April. Parents are re-quired to attend these classes.
The fees are $40 for one child, $50 for two children, and $60 for three or more children. If any family has a problem with paying the fees, please notify Mr. Drummey. No child will be denied admittance for lack of money.
Public Square Rosary Crusade
— Brother Eugene of the Sons of Mary and the Parish of St. Stephen invite all the parishes of Framingham and the MetroWest area to join in a Rosary Crusade in front of St. Stephen Church on Saturday, October 11th, from 12 noon until 2:00 p.m. Each year, as we celebrate this event, the words of our Blessed Mother at Fatima in 1917 seem more timely than ever. With the continuing wars and conflicts throughout the world, her call for prayer, penance, and reparation for sin reminds us that we must turn back to God if there is to be peace in the world. If we don’t heed her warnings, there will be much suffering for increasing numbers of people.
We invite all of the organizations in our Parish to en-courage their members to join in this Rosary Crusade on October 11th and to pray for the divine assistance that Our Lady has promised to those who pray the rosary.
Blessing of Animals
We will hold our traditional blessing of animals
October 5th, at 3:00
p.m. in Mary’s Grotto between the Church
and the Parish Hall. You are welcome to be
part of this joyous tradition in our Parish
even if you don’t have a pet. And don’t be
like the boy last year who wanted to know if
he could bring “his little brother” to be blessed!
Eucharistic Adoration —
Our monthly adoration of Our Lord in the Blessed Sacrament will take place in the Rectory
Chapel next Friday, October 3rd, from 8:30 a.m. to 9:00
p.m. and next Saturday, October 4th, from 8:30 a.m. to
2:00 p.m. Confessions will be heard in the Church from
4:00 to 5:00 p.m. next Thursday, October 2nd. We are
grateful to those parishioners who have been so
faithful to this devotion over the years, and we invite others to come forward and pray for our persecuted brothers and sisters.
Bible Study on Mark’s Gospel — We will open a two-semester Bible Study on
Tuesday, October 7th, in the St; Paul Room
of the School from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. The
study will be taught by Mr. Jim Drummey, our
Religious Education Coordinator, every Tuesday through November 25th. The second semester will take place in March and April of next year.
The focus of the study will be the Gospel of St. Mark,
with one chapter of the Gospel being discussed each week.
Each participant will be given their own copy of the Gospel,
and a fee of $10 will cover the cost of the booklet.
If you would like to register for this course, please call
the Rectory at (508) 875-4788 as soon as possible so
that we will know how many booklets to order. This is a
wonderful opportunity to make yourself more familiar with
the life and teachings of Jesus so that you can bring others
to Him. Invite family and friends to join us!
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