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1 St. Joseph Catholic Church 550 Washington Street, Quincy, MA Tel Fax Website: PARISH STAFF: Rev. Matthew M. Williams, Pastor Rev. Joseph Boafo, Parochial Vicar Jini Vickery, Music Director Denise Patts, Parish Office Manager Joseph Sheehan, Business Manager MASS SCHEDULE: Saturday Vigil Mass 4:00 p.m. Sunday Masses; 8:30 and 10:30 a.m. Monday, Tuesday & Thursday, 9:00 a.m.at St. Joseph church. (Rosary at 8:25 a.m. same mornings) Wednesday, Friday & Saturday, 8:00 a.m. at St John the Baptist church. HOLY DAYS; as announced in the bulletin SACRAMENT OF RECONCILIATION: SATURDAYS 3:00 3:30 p.m. or by appointment. BAPTISM: Congratulations on your baby! This Sacrament is celebrated on the first Sunday of each month at 12:00 PM. Parents are asked to call the rectory for information. MARRIAGE: Congratulations on your engagement! Please contact the Priest or Deacon at least six months prior to the wedding date. COMMUNION TO THE SICK AND HOMEBOUND: Please contact the rectory if a member of the parish is hospitalized or unable to attend Mass. RELIGIOUS EDUCATION: Grades 1-9 and Confirmation. We are partnering with St. John the Baptist Parish in Quincy for a joint Religious Ed. program. For information contact the R.E. department at Registration information is available online - RCIA: Adults interested in becoming Catholic, or Catholic adults interested in the Sacraments of Confirmation or First Communion are invited to call the rectory for information. SODALITY: Meets the 1st Monday of the month (Sept-June) at 6:30 PM at St Joseph's Church for the Rosary & Benediction, followed by a meeting in the church. HOLY NAME: Meets on the 2nd Sunday of each month at the 8:30 AM Mass (Sept.-June) followed by a meeting. Sacrament of Reconciliation (Confession): Wednesdays, 8:30-9:00am at St. John the Baptist Lower Chapel Eucharistic adoration: Friday: 8:30am-3:30pm & 1st Saturdays: 8:30am-9:45am at St. John the Baptist Lower Chapel

2 Mass Intentions: Saturday, June 9th 4:00 PM Theresa Coscia and Elpidio Coscia - Anniversary Sunday, June 10th 8:30 AM Mass for the Parishioners 10:30 AM Mary H. Manning 4th Anniversary Monday, June 11th 9:00 AM Robert Shilke Month s Mind Thursday, June 14th 9:00 AM Mary Doyle Birthday Memorial Saturday, June 16th 4:00 PM Francis Straughn 2nd Anniversary Sunday, June 17th 8:30 AM Mass for the Parishioners 10:30 AM Julia Trubiano, James Trubiano & Anthony Trubiano Memorial Memorial Donation: The Altar Bread for the week of June 10th has been donated in memory of Alexander Hutton. If you would like to make a donation for the altar bread and wine for a week in memory of a loved one or for a special intention, the donation for the week is $25.00 for the bread and $25.00 for the wine. Please contact the rectory. Please remember in your prayers all our friends and relatives who passed away recently. May their souls and the Souls of all the Faithful Departed Rest In Peace. Amen. A NOTE OF THANKS St. Joseph s BVM Ladies Sodality wishes to express their gratitude for the countless donations made to their annual Baby Shower for Life Campaign which supports Friends of the Unborn in Quincy. The lives of many newborn babies and their moms have been greatly impacted by your overwhelming outpouring of love and compassion. We want to extend a heartfelt thank-you, as well, for your tremendous support of our organization throughout the year. Many worthwhile programs in and around our parish have benefitted from your generosity at our events, and for that we are more than grateful. ST. JOSEPH PARISH, QUINCY MA Dear Friends, I would like to take this moment to introduce Fr. Joseph Boafo to the parishioners of the Collaborative of St. John the Baptist and St. Joseph of Quincy. Fr. Joseph was born in Ghana, and is one of fifteen children. His family has two priests, a consecrated religious sister and religious brother. He was ordained to the priesthood in 1996, as a member of Holy Spirit Congregation. During that time he worked in parish life in Gambia for ten years. After studying in Ireland for one year he went to New York to work as a Parochial Vicar. In 2009, Fr. Joseph came to Boston to study at Boston College, receiving a Masters Degree in Counseling Psychology and Pastoral Ministry. After receiving his degree in 2013, Fr. Joseph began hospital chaplaincy at the Massachusetts General Hospital while also assisting at the Holy Rosary Parish in Winthrop. Fr. Joseph is very excited to join the collaborative pastoral team serving our parishes. He loves being a priest and brings many gifts to our communities. Fr. Joseph has tremendous experience bringing the healing presence of Jesus to all those who are suffering and carrying heavy burdens. Fr. Joseph s faith, hope and love of Jesus Christ is reflected in his compassion and reverence for the dignity of those whom he serves. We are blessed to have a man who, like the Lord, hears the cry of the poor, and does something about it. Fr. Matt+ Weekly Collection Report; June 2 & 3, 2018 Envelopes $ Loose $ Total $ This weekend, June 9 & 10, the second collection is the monthly Parish Maintenance collection. Thank you for your generous support of the parish. Special collection, June 16 & 17, Promoting the Gospel; supporting Communications and the Campaign for Human Development. ST. JOSEPH FOOD PANTRY: The pantry is open on Wednesday evenings from 7 to 8PM for our neighbors in need (located in rectory conference room). Present Needs: Disposable Razors, Shave cream, Deodorant, Shampoo personal size for men & women. Donations may be brought to Mass on Saturday/Sunday. Thank you for your support with all non-perishable food items and cash donations.

3 TENTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME Dear Friends in Christ, Peace be with you. This week I write this column together with Fr. Joseph. We have an important question for you, as a member of your respective parish (St. Joseph s or St. John s) and as a new member of this collaborative family: What time or season is it in your heart, your soul? You might say, this is an odd question and I don t understand. Let us give context: Chapter three of the Book of Ecclesiastes begins one of the more familiar, popular texts in all of the Bible. It begins by proclaiming: for everything there is a season, and a time for every matter under the sun (Ecc 3:1). In verses 4 and 5 we read:..a time to weep, and a time to laugh; a time to mourn, and a time to dance..a time to embrace and a time to refrain from embracing.. So much change has happened in just two weeks time! Two beloved priests and shepherds have concluded their assignments, and our parishes are now part of a Collaborative where resources (especially priests) are shared and many changes have already begun to the parish we know and love (i.e. Daily Mass schedule, rectory living, Liturgical styles, etc.). Many feel anger and frustration that this was forced upon them. Others are afraid for what the future holds. Some do not trust the Archdiocese and don t know what to make of the new priests in town. And many, many feel a sense of grief. It s so important to name the season, the time, we find ourselves in. It s very very important for Fr. Joseph and I to name and reverence this reality: many are grieving loss and change. We care. We love you, We see you and we want to listen and walk with you in this time, this season. As Fr. Joseph has said so often for the past 7 days: we are here for everyone (and we mean it!). As your priests and shepherds, we are here for you. Please do not hesitate to seek us out, to take time to talk about what is going on in this time and season. It matters to us. We hope and pray for the healing presence of the Good Shepherd to touch each of us; to bring us to unity and peace. Fr. Joseph and I pray that we may have unity and peace as a Collaborative Family; and that our unity will reflect the unity of the Most Holy Trinity. Sincerely yours, in the love of the Most Holy Trinity, Fr. Matt & Fr. Joseph LIVE THE LITURGY - INSPIRATION FOR THE WEEK A kingdom divided against itself cannot stand. Is the kingdom of your soul divided? We are often confronted with choices that appear to be good but in essence are not. We struggle with choosing good over evil and right from wrong. Conflicts often exist within, and we walk through life with a divided heart. We realize what is needed to live with God but find ourselves doing the exact opposite. As we gather with our brothers and sisters and seek God's gift of Christ in the Eucharist, may we not only be united with one another in faith but united with God within. All conflicts and divisions can cease, and we can act with a focused, strong, and determined heart.

4 JUNE 10, 2018 Prayer For Vocations: St Joseph's BVM Sodality has a program devoted to praying for priestly vocations. Families or individuals volunteer to take home a crucifix for one week and daily recite the prayer for vocations. This is a simple prayer to inspire men to serve God and His church and follow in His footsteps. There is a sign up sheet in the entrance of the church; Please choose the week you participate. When it is your designated week, pick up the crucifix in the sacristy on Saturday/ Sunday and sign it out. Please return and sign in by the 4 pm the following Saturday so it is available for the next family. The Vocation Crucifix has been signed out by the following parishioner (s) for the weeks of: June 10 Chickie Abdallah If you are new to our parish, please introduce yourself after Mass. We want to know and serve you. We welcome you and invite you to become active members of St. Joseph parish community. "Be a Trooper and Run for Cooper" Join us for the third annual Coop's Troop 5K to be held at Bare Cove Park in Hingham, MA on July 15th at 8:30 am. All proceeds from the race will benefit the Coop's Troop Foundation, Inc. to help children with life limiting diseases and special needs. The foundation was developed in memory of Cooper Matthews Richards, a young member of the St. Frances Xavier Parish in Weymouth. Cooper's family (grandmother, aunt and cousin) lives in our parish and are active parishioners. Cooper was diagnosed with GM-1, a rare genetic disorder in March, Faith, love and hope surrounded the Richards family and Sweet Cooper as they strived to maintain a quality of life rooted in these three ideals. Cooper, at 3 years old, passed away January, 2017 of this rare disease. For more information about the foundation or to sign up for the race, visit our website at

5 JUNE 10, 2018 The Theological Institute for the New Evangelization and the Secretariat for Evangelization and Discipleship present 5 Things You Should Know on Wednesday, June 27 from 8:30AM-2:15PM at the Pastoral Center in Braintree. A refresher on six key areas of Church teaching, the program includes Mass, lunch, and an end of day trivia contest on topics covered. Prizes will be awarded! To register, Denise Daley at Discipleship Week a dynamic evangelization experience for high school students, is returning to Northeast Catholic College in Warner, NH from Wednesday, June 27 through Sunday, July 1. Hosted by the Secretariat for Evangelization and Discipleship, this year s theme is Made for Greatness. Designed for teens who are ready to take the next step in their relationship with Christ, the week features times of recreation and activities, worship, teachings, sharing in small and large groups; daily Mass and opportunities for confession, as well as time for individual prayer and reflection. Register at disciplesinmission.com/discipleshipweek. For more information, contact Mike Drahos at Transformed in Love Marriage Prep Transformed in Love for engaged couples is the Archdiocesan program for marriage preparation. For upcoming 2018 dates, locations, and registration information, visit bostoncatholic.org/familylife or contact Liz Cotrupi at Worldwide Marriage Encounter "Everything indeed is for you, so that the grace bestowed in abundance on more and more people may cause the thanksgiving to overflow for the glory of God." Learn what graces God bestows on your marriage by attending a Worldwide Marriage Encounter Weekend. The next Weekends are Sept 15-16, 2018 in Medway, MA and Dec 7-9, 2018 in Duxbury, MA. For more information, call Stephen & Michelle O'Leary at or visit them at https://wwmema.org/. Annual Silver and Golden Anniversary Mass Cardinal Seán O'Malley, O.F.M. Cap. invites all couples of the Archdiocese of Boston who are marking their 25th and 50th wedding anniversaries to attend the annual Silver and Golden Anniversary Mass and celebration. The Mass includes a renewal of marriage vows by all participating anniversary couples with all family members, friends, and guests welcome. Anniversary couples are asked to register; other guests do not need to do so. For more information, please visit bostoncatholic.org/weddinganniversarymass or contact Kelly Tolman at Kelly can also be reached at

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