Mass Schedule for the Week
Saturday, November 26
4:00 p.m. Kathleen Walsh (5th Anniversary)
Sunday, November 27-First Sunday of Advent
8:00 a.m. Holy Souls in Purgatory
10:30 a.m. Genaro Saceda (Birthday Remembrance) Elisa & Antonio Fascia (Remembrance)
Monday, November 28
8:00 a.m. Prayer Intentions Elizabeth Joseph & Family
Tuesday, November 29
8:00 a.m. Lionel & Helen Peltier
Wednesday, November 30-St. Andrew
8:00 a.m. Prayer Intentions Paula Craig & Family
Thursday, December 1
8:00 a.m. Holy Souls in Purgatory & World Peace
Saturday, December 3-Saint Francis Xavier
4:00 p.m. The Living & Deceased Members of the Larocque & Couto Families Louis Lepore (Birthday Remembrance)
Sunday, December 4-Second Sunday of Advent
10:30 a.m. Genaro Saceda, Sr. (Birthday Remembrance)
Sanctuary Candle, Altar Candles & Altar Bread Candles will burn from 12/1 thru 12/8
The Sanctuary Candle will burn for: John Conaty
The Altar Candles will burn for: John Conaty
The Altar Bread is offered for: John Conaty
(Cost of the Sanctuary Candle, pair of Altar Candles or Altar Bread is $10 for a living or deceased remembrance)
Please call the Rectory at 231-3542 to reserve yours. Monday thru Thursday 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
Saint Vincent de Paul is now collecting food items for Thanksgiving and Christmas Baskets. Drop off your food items at the church.
FOOD FOR BASKETS
BOXED MASHED POTATOES
CAKES & COOKIE MIXES
ANY OTHER TYPE OF HOLIDAY FOOD
Weekend of November 13, 2022
Weekly Offering $4,644.00
On-Line Giving $1,053.00
Helping Hand Fund $70.00
Parish Office Hours
Monday –Thursday 9:00 AM –1:00 PM
All parish offices will be closed on Fridays, Weekends and Holidays.
BLESSING THE ADVENT WREATH
On the First Sunday of Advent, it is customary to bless the family’s Advent Wreath. Here is a prayer you can use for your family’s wreath:
Let us pray:
The earth, O Lord, rejoices in these days, and Your Church overflows with joy before Your Son, the Lord, who draws near as a radiant light to shine upon those who sit in the darkness of ignorance, sorrow and sin. Now as we begin the time of preparation for Your Son’s coming, we ask, O Lord, that as this wreath grows in splendor with the increase of its candles’ light, so You will illumine us with the splendor of Him, who, coming as the light of the world, will scatter all darkness, for He lives and reigns forever and ever.
FEAST OF THE IMMACULATE CONCEPTION
Thursday, December 8th is the Feast of the Immaculate Conception, a Holy Day of obligation and the Patron Saint of the United States. Masses will be Thursday at 8:00AM & 7:00PM.
The Men of St. Joseph will be meeting Monday, December 5th at 7:00 PM
Any parishioner interested in sponsoring a child/children/ family on their own or anyone who would like to make a special donation, may contact the office at 231-3542. So many children will enjoy a happier Christmas because of you. God is never outdone in generosity. He will bless you abundantly for your kindness to the less fortunate.
Next week our second collection is for the Parish Maintenance Fund. Thank you!
PLEASE—Help us to keep our parish records up to date. If you have moved recently, changed your phone number or can be contacted by email please let us know. Call 401-231-3542 during office hours or email [email protected]
While You’re Away Don’t Forget....
If you will be away this holiday season enjoying warmer weather or visiting family, or far-away places, please don’t forget that back home in old Mary Mother of Mankind, we still have to pay our bills. If you are away and miss a few weeks of your budget contributions, please try to make them up so that we can keep going or you can use the Online Giving Option. We miss you while you’re away, and we miss your generosity too!
To submit a prayer request for our ‘Prayer Chain’ please contact Alexandra P. (300-2062) or Pauline N. (231-8012)
Let us Pray
Let us pray for all who have died - our relatives, friends, and fellow parishioners, especially, Marie Sauriol whose funeral took place recently.
Little Tommy was so impressed by his oldest sister’s wedding that he announced. “I want to have a wedding just like Linda had.” “That sounds great,” said his father. “But whom will you marry?” Tommy announced: “I want to marry grandma because she loves me and I love her.” “You can’t marry grandma,” his father said. “Why not?” Tommy protested. “Because she is my mother.” “Well,” reasoned Tommy. “Then why did you marry my mother?”
QUESTIONS OF THE WEEK
Adults: If you were to be judged today by God, what would be your greatest regret? What is one thing you could do to change that?
Children: To which person did you especially try to show Jesus’ love and care?
Welcome New Parishioners This week we welcome our new parishioner: Deborah Ramos to our Mary Mother of Mankind Parish Family!
Bible Study will take place Monday, November 28th at 7PM
CLASSES For Grades 1 thru 10 No classes on Sunday, November 27th for Thanksgiving Recess. Classes will resume on December 4th