Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Conferência Carismática 2015

A Conferência Carismática do Renovamento de Etnia Portuguesa da Diocese de Fall River 2015, intitulada "UNIDADE ~ Pai, que todos sejam UM", vai ocorrer no Santuário Nacional de Nossa Senhora de La Salete, Attleboro, MA, na Sexta-feira & Sábado, 11 & 12 de Setembro de 2015, consoante o seguinte horário:
  1. Sexta-feira 11: 7:00pm às 10:00pm;
  2. Sabado 14: 8:00am às 10:00pm, concluindo com a Eucaristia, pelo Sr. Bispo, Dom Edgar da Cunha, celebrante e pregador, às 4:30pm.
O nosso bem especial convidado d'honra é o nosso bispo, o Excelentíssimo Senhor Dom Edgar M. da Cunha, S.D.V., que celebrará a pregará à Missa de conclusão no Sábado à tarde. Outros convidados especiais incluem o Sr. Walter Matthews, presidente da Comissão de Serviço Carismática Nacional, e sua esposa Chaire, bem como o Padre Norberto Brum, da Diocese de Angra do Heroísmo & Ilhas dos Açores, presente pároco de Santa Clara, Ponta Delgada, S. Miguel, Açores. Claro, a nossa Comissão Diocesana de Serviço, prestará ainda a sua preciosa colaboração. Toda a Conferência será em Português com a excepção da colaboração de Walter e Claire Matthews, que será, em resumo, traduzida para a nossa língua de Camões.

Todos Serão bem-vindos a participar nestas sessões de ensino, música inspirativa, louvor, intercessão e cura, encontros especiais e verdadeiros com Cristo Senhor!

Rezaremos ardentemente ao Espírito Santo por um Novo Pentecostes tão necessário hoje na nossa Igreja. Os que se associarem a nós não se arrependerão!

Em virtude de espaço limitado, recomendamos um prévio registo que poderão garantir, quer contactando qualquer membro do seu grupo carismático local, quer telefonando para Regina Medina, na reitoria de Santo António, Taunton, MA, Tel. # 508-822-0714.

Os registos são só $25.00 por pessoa; e no Sábado poderão trazer o seu próprio lanche.

Todos serão bem-vindos!
Louvai o Senhor! Agora e sempre!

Monday, August 10, 2015

Our Lady Undoer of Knots Novena

The Legion of Mary will begin a 54 day novena to Our Lady Undoer of Knots beginning on August 15th running to October 7th.  The Novena will be prayed after the 9:00 a.m. Mass at St. Vincent de Paul. All are welcome and encouraged to join us for this powerful Novena.

We all have some “knots” in our lives… and Mary can untie them!  The theology of the devotion actually goes back to the second century. Saint Irenaeus wrote that, “The knot of Eve’s disobedience was untied by the obedience of Mary; what the virgin Eve bound by her unbelief, the Virgin Mary loosened by her faith.”   Mary’s faith unties the knot of sin!

Daily mediations will be available at the doors of St. Vincent’s; see link for online mediations: http://www.praymorenovenas.com/mary-undoer-knots-novena/#ixzz3iQcEa9YF
Prayer to Our Lady Undoer of Knots:

Virgin Mary, Mother of fair love, Mother who never refuses to come to the aid of a child in need, Mother whose hands never cease to serve your beloved children because they are moved by the divine love and immense mercy that exist in your heart, cast your compassionate eyes upon me and see the snarl of knots that exists in my life.  You know very well how desperate I am, my pain, and how I am bound by these knots. Mary, Mother to whom God entrusted the undoing of the knots in the lives of his children, I entrust into your hands the ribbon of my life. No one, not even the evil one himself, can take it away from your precious care. In your hands there is no knot that cannot be undone. Powerful Mother, by your grace and intercessory power with Your Son and My Liberator, Jesus, take into your hands today this knot.
[Mention your request here]
I beg you to undo it for the glory of God, once for all. You are my hope. 
O my Lady, you are the only consolation God gives me, the fortification of my feeble strength, the enrichment of my destitution, and, with Christ, the freedom from my chains. 
Hear my plea. 
Keep me, guide me, protect me, o safe refuge!

Mary, Undoer of Knots, pray for me.  

Friday, August 7, 2015

Missionary Cooperative Appeal for "Fe y Alegria" (Faith and Joy) School

On the weekend of August 29-30 the second collection at both Saint John the Evangelist and Saint Vincent de Paul parishes will be for a "Fe y Alegria" (Faith and Joy) School in Zacualpa, in the El Quiche region of Guatemala.

Parishioners who have already used their "Mission Co-op" envelope and would like to make an additional donation, can use a regular envelope and write their name and envelope number on it.

The school carries the name "Ri Nu Tinamit Kuwalsaj Rib" in the Mayan language and the name "Mi pueblo se levanta" (My people arise) in Spanish. This school includes a former parishioner of Fr. Wilson's from New Bedford. They help poor children, especially girls and indigenous children, both of whom are often neglected by Guatemalan public schools, to receive a good education, along with values, self-esteem and nutrition.

The "Fe y Alegria" schools began in Venezuela with the Jesuits and have spread around Latin America. For more information about this school and to visit the "Fe y Algeria" English website, click here

The school's work is described in Spanish on pages 61-90 at the following link, click here.

The videos at the top and bottom of this page are in Spanish and are about Fe y Alegria's work in Guatemala.

Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Pray for Vocations to the Priesthood

August 4th was the Memorial of St. John Vianney, the patron of diocesan priests. Please ask him in your prayer to help young men to consider a vocation to priesthood.
Studies show that young men oftentimes begin discerning a call to the priesthood when someone asks them if they ever thought of becoming a priest.  
If you or someone you know is considering this great call, please speak with Fr. Wilson or Fr. Messias, or contact the Fall River Diocese Vocations Office (www.facebook.com/pages/Fall-River-Vocations-Office/240339229339896).  
Please say a prayer for all men discerning the call, especially young men in our parish community.

Sunday, August 2, 2015

The Feast of the Assumption

The Feast of the Assumption falls on a Saturday this year. While it remains a holy day, there is no obligation to attend Mass. Even so, Mass will be offered for those who would like to celebrate the Blessed Mother's body and soul into Heaven. Below is the schedule of Masses:

Friday, August 14
5:30 p.m. - St. Vincent de Paul (SVDP) - English - Fr. Messias
7:00 p.m. - St. John the Evangelist (SJE) - English - Fr. Wilson

Saturday, August 15
7:00 a.m. - SJE - English - Fr. Wilson
8:00 a.m. - SVDP - Portuguese - Fr. Messias
9:00 a.m. - SVDP - English - Fr. Davignon
12 Noon - SVDP - Spanish - Fr. Wilson

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Summer With the Saints

In the Parish Hall at 7 p.m. the following movies will be shown, free of charge:

Wednesday, July 15
Mother Teresa, Her heart found the forgotten, her faith found a way.
Rate G; 115 minutes

Wednesday, July 22
There Be Dragons, Even Saints Have a Past
St. Josemaria Escriva de Balaguer

Wednesday, July 29
Entertaining Angels
Dorothy Day; 110 minutes

Wednesday, August 5
La Cristiada (For Greater Glory)
Rated R; 2 hour and 25 minutes

Wednesday, August 12 and August 19
Saint John Bosco: Mission to Love
For the entire family and shown over two nights because it is 200 minutes long
In English, with Spanish Subtitles.

Friday, June 26, 2015

Fr. Riley Williams

The picture above was taken with Fr. Riley Williams at the conclusion of his last Mass as Parochial Vicar for our parish. His service to our community is appreciated and his presence with us will be missed.

Thank you Fr. Riley Williams for sharing your time, talent and treasure with us over the last three years.