Saint Stephen Parish
221 Concord St,
Framingham Massachusetts 01702.
Saturday: 4 p.m,
Sunday: 7 a.m., 9 a.m.
Saturday: 7 p.m.
Sunday: 11 a.m
Monday to Saturday: 8 a.m.
Monday to Friday 12:10 p.m. during Lent.
Wednesday: 7 p.m. (in Spanish)
HOLY DAY MASSES
Saturdays from 2:45 to 3:45 p.m. and
Wednesdays from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.
Rev. Francisco J. Anzoátegui, Pastor
Rev. Gabino O. Macias, Parochial Vicar
Rev. Peter F. DeFazio, Parochial Vicar
Rev. Albert H. Stankard, Senior Priest in residence.
Deacon: Pedro L. Torres
Deacon: Alfredo Nieves
Music Director and Organist: Cynthia Angelini
Religious Education Coordinator:
James J. Drummey
Assistant Coordinator: María M. Nieves
Pastoral Associate: Enrique Méndez
Secretary: Gloria Villamil
Financial Manager: Robert Percheski
Sacristan: Pat Robinson
Building and Grounds Supervisor:
INDULGENCES FOR THE
SOULS IN PURGATORY
I. On All Souls Day (November 2), a
plenary indulgence that is applicable only
to the Poor Souls is granted to those who
visit any parish church and there recite
one Our Father and one Apostles' Creed. This act can release one soul from Purgatory if all of the conditions that are listed below are met.
II. On all the days from November 1st through November
8th, inclusive, a plenary indulgence applicable only to the Poor Souls is granted to those who visit a cemetery and pray, even if only mentally, for the departed.
Here are the conditions for both indulgences:
1. Only one plenary indulgence can be granted per day.
2. It is necessary to be in the state of grace at the time the work is completed.
3. Freedom from attachment to a particular sin, even venial sin, is necessary, or the indulgence is only partial.
4. Holy Communion must be received each time the indulgence is sought.
5. Prayers must be recited for the intentions of the Holy Father on each day the indulgence is sought.
the Creed, Our Father, Hail Mary, Glory Be, and at the end,
"Eternal rest grant unto them, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon them. May they rest in peace. Amen."
6. A sacramental Confession must be made within a week of completion of the prescribed work. One Confession
made during the week, made with the intention of gaining
all the indulgences, is sufficient.
Masses for All Saints and All Souls Day
— Since Tuesday, November 1st, is the Feast of All Saints and a holy day of obligation, we will celebrate three Masses that day — at 8:00 a.m. and 12:10 p.m. in English and at 7:00 p.m. in Spanish. We will also celebrate three Masses at the same times on November 2nd, which is All Souls Day. This is not a holy day, but it is a wonderful opportunity to pray for our departed loved ones.
Pray the Rosary for Peace in October
It was October 7, 1571 and the Muslim Turks had for decades been waging a war of conquest on Christendom in the Mediterranean region and had now launched a campaign against the port city of Venice in their campaign to take over the continent of Europe.
The leaders of the city had formed an alliance with Pope St. Pius V and King Philip !! of Spain to defend themselves. The Pope had pleaded with Catholics to pray the rosary and to ask the Blessed Mother to beg her Son to bring about victory over the Muslims.
Under the leadership of Philip’s half-brother, 24-year-old Don Juan of Austria, who had given every man in his fleet a rosary, the outnumbered allies defeated the Turkish navy and freed more than 10,000 Christian galley slaves. At the height of the five-hour battle, Pius V stood up at a meeting in Rome and was given a vision of the victory hundreds of miles away by the Blessed Mother.
Two years later, Pope Gregory XIII instituted a special feast of Our Lady of the Rosary to mark the victory, and that feast had been celebrated throughout the universal Church ever since on October 7th.
How important was this victory? Without it, said Fr. George Rutler, “we would not be here — nor would our holy religion, our universities, our science, our democracy, our enfranchised women, our justice, our social tolerance, and our entire moral fabric — were it not for Lepanto …. Given the terrors of our present time, it would be well to pray the rosary in October.” Our Lady of the Rosary, pray for us!
All Souls Remembrance
— On November 2nd, we will memorialize those dear members of our Parish family and our own families who have died during the past year. Here is a wonderful opportunity to help persons who may be in Purgatory to get to Heaven. Families and friends are invited to inscribe their names on a special Memorial Candle that will be available at the doors of the Church after all the Masses on this weekend. The cost of the candles is $6 each.
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