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Prayer Request Line Tel.

617-533-4100

Website: http://www.StAnthonyShrine.org

The Good Word Tel. 617-542-0502

Tel. 617-542-6440

100 Arch Street, Boston, MA 02110

St. Anthony Shrine
& Ministry Center

Sunday, February 8 – Saturday, February 14, 2015

WHAT’S HAPPENING THIS WEEK

Welcome to the St. Anthony Shrine
Community. All are welcome here.
No one is excluded.

FEBRUARY
07 Saturday

Massachusetts Interfaith
Worker Justice
Assembly for Catholics,
10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., St. Monica’s Church

Centering Prayer Group, Noon to 1:30 p.m.,
4th fl. Francis room

08 Sunday


Prison Ministry, SCHC, 8:15 to 11:30 a.m.,
women’s services 12:55 to 2:30 p.m.
Blood pressure & Blood Sugar screening,
flu vaccine, 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.,
Wellness Center
Healing Prayer Service, 1:30 p.m.

20’s/30’s Boston Social, after 4 & 5:30 p.m.
Masses (See ad for details.)

09 Monday

Blood pressure & Blood Sugar screening,
flu vaccine, 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.,
Wellness Center

10 Tuesday

Deadline - Final Payment for Holy Land
Pilgrimage (See ad for details.)

Nutrition consultation*, 10 a.m. to Noon
(*By appt. 617-542-6440, ext. 118)
Blood pressure & Blood Sugar screening,
flu vaccine, 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.,
Wellness Center

Please take this bulletin home with you as
well as the many brochures that advertise
the programs and services of the Shrine.
Thank you for being with us today.
Franciscan friars and staff
St. Anthony Shrine community
REGULAR EVENTS
Monday
Tuesday

A.A. 12 Step Meeting
5:45 p.m.
Seniors Crafts Group
10:30 a.m.
A.A. Open Meeting
Noon
Men’s Cursillo Reunion
5:15 p.m.
Wednesday Remembrance Day for Deceased (3rd Wed.) All Masses
Women’s Spiritual Refl. Group (2nd & 4th Wed) 12:30 p.m.
Seniors Computer Lab
1:30 p.m.
Grupo Hispano de Oración
4:15 p.m.
A.A. Open Meeting
5:45 p.m.
Bread on the Common (2nd & 4th Wed.)
5:45 p.m.
Anointing of the Sick — Mass (2nd Wed.)
TBA
Thursday
S.L.A.A. Meeting
Noon
Men’s Spirituality Group (2nd & 4th Thurs.)
5:00 p.m.
A.A. Big Book Meeting
5:45 p.m.
Saturday
Centering Prayer Group (1st & 3rd Sat.)
Noon
Vietnamese Secular Franciscans (2nd Sat.)
1:00 p.m.
Secular Franciscans (2nd Sat.)
1:00 p.m.
Sunday
20/30 Boston Young Adults Coffee (4th Sun.) 11:00 a.m.
alt. Wine & Cheese Social (odd 4th Sun.) 5:00 p.m.
Emmaus Ministry Prayer/Discussion (1st Sun.) 11:00 a.m.
Healing Service (2nd Sun.)
1:30 p.m.
Hispanic Secular Franciscans (1st Sun.)
3:00 p.m.



11 Wednesday

Blood pressure & Blood Sugar screening,
flu vaccine, 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.,
Wellness Center

Seniors’ Mass 10:00 a.m., Exercise 10:30 a.m.,
Valentine Project 11:00 a.m., Lunch Noon

Pray for Peace in the Middle East!
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Sacramental Anointing Mass, 11:45 a.m.
(See ad for details.)

Women’s Spiritual Reflection Group, Noon to
1:30 p.m., Contact: Nancy Nichols Kearns,
781-704-1010 or nancynichols1010@yahoo.com

Bread on the Common, 5:45 to 7:30 p.m.,
(See ad for details.)

12 Thursday

Men’s “Faith Works” Spirituality Group, 5:00 to
6:30 p.m., 4th fl. Francis rm (See ad for details.)

Front cover art: The Healing of Peter’s mother-in-law, in
the Church over the ruins of her house in Capernaum,
the site of this Gospel passage, taken in April 2012.
Photo © 2015, Dr. Jacqueline Stewart
Saint Anthony Shrine “The Church on Arch Street”

SAINTS AND SPECIAL OBSERVANCES
Sunday:
Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time;
World Marriage Day
Tuesday:
St. Scholastica
Wednesday: Our Lady of Lourdes;
World Day of the Sick
Thursday:
Abraham Lincoln’s Birthday
Saturday:
St. Cyril and St. Methodius;
Valentine’s Day
READINGS FOR THE WEEK
Monday:
Gn 1:1-19; Ps 104:1-2a, 5-6, 10, 12, 24,
35c; Mk 6:53-56
Tuesday:
Gn 1:20 — 2:4a; Ps 8:4-9; Mk 7:1-13
Wednesday: Gn 2:4b-9, 15-17; Ps 104:1-2a, 27-28,
29bc-30; Mk 7:14-23
Thursday:
Gn 2:18-25; Ps 128:1-5; Mk 7:24-30
Friday:
Gn 3:1-8; Ps 32:1-2, 5-7; Mk 7:31-37
Saturday:
Gn 3:9-24; Ps 90:2-6, 12-13; Mk 8:1-10
Sunday:
Lv 13:1-2, 44-46; Ps 32:1-2, 5, 11;
1 Cor 10:31 — 11:1; Mk 1:40-45

Events This Week

20’s/30’s Boston Young Adults

For more information, please contact
sas20s30s@stanthonyshrine.org.
This event is for 20’s and 30’s only.

Second Sunday Social
Wine & Cheese Edition

Sunday, February 8, ‘15 after 4:00 and 5:30 p.m.
Masses.
(2nd fl. classroom)

Holy Land Pilgrimage
May 19-29, 2015
Cost: $3,999 pp. dbl
occupancy All inclusive

Sacramental
ANOINTING OF THE SICK

Our next celebration of the Anointing of the Sick
will take place on Wednesday, February 11 at the
11:45 a.m. Mass. All those who suffer from
physical, mental or emotional illness are welcome
to receive this Sacrament.

“Bread on the Common” — Street
Ministry to Homeless Persons

2nd & 4th Wednesdays, February 11 & 25, 2015
5:45 to 7:30 p.m.

All are invited to be part of a ministry to homeless
persons on the streets and nearby the Shrine on
the 2nd & 4th Wednesdays of each
month. We meet in the auditorium
of the Shrine at 5:45 p.m., prepare
food packets, and then visit with
homeless persons on the streets,
offering food, socks, (hats, gloves,
scarves - weather-dependent) and
most of all presence, ending at
7:30 p.m.
Please call ahead of time if you plan on coming.
For more information, please contact Dr. Jackie
Stewart at 617-542-6440, ext 143 or email
SAS.Evang@gmail.com.
Offered by Evangelization

Men’s “Faith Works” Spirituality Group
2nd & 4th Thursdays, February 12 & 26, 2015.
5:00 to 6:30 p.m. (4th fl. Francis room)
Facilitated by Bob Giers, csd

Leaders: Fr. Gene Pistacchio, OFM,
Dr. Jackie Stewart and local guide Anton Farah
Registrations accepted by Carmel Tours.
Final payment due February 10, 2015.

Sunrise, Ron Beach Hotel, Galilee

If interested, please contact Eliesa at Carmel Tours,
978-977-3062 for availability. Online brochure
available at: https://stanthonyshrine.org/ministries/holyland-pilgrimages/
100 Arch Street • Boston, Massachusetts 02110 • 617.542.6440

This is a great opportunity for men to come
together and grow in their spiritual lives and
deepen their personal relationship with God
thorough prayer and faith sharing. (Matt. 18:20)
“when two or more are gathered in my name I am
in their midst.”

For more information, contact Bob Giers at 617-5426440, ext. 198.
Offered by the Franciscan Spiritual
Companionship Ministry

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Upcoming Events

Will You be a Peacemaker?
Please Join our . . .
Just Peacemaking Initiative:
The Challenge and Promise of
Nonviolence for Our Time
(A Just Matters Study Module)

1st & 3rd Tuesdays (unless otherwise noted)
5:30 to 7:30 p.m. 2nd floor classroom

Section III: Just Peacemaking,
Disarmament and Reconciliation with
Justice

February 17* & March 10 (changed to 2nd Tues)
(*Feb. 17 Movie “The Forgotten Bomb” — All are
welcome!)
Cost: $5/class

Contact Dr. Jackie Stewart at 617-542-6440, ext. 143
or email SAS.Evang@gmail.com. Leave your name &
telephone no.
Offered by the Franciscan Adult School

“The Forgotten Bomb” film

(part of Just Peacemaking Initiative)
All are welcome!
Tuesday, February 17, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.,
2nd fl. classroom
Cost: $5.

LGBT Spirituality Group
Wednesday, Feb. 18, 2015,
5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Assisi auditorium stage
classroom

Lent Begins...

Ash Wednesday, February 18, 2015
Ashes will be distributed after all Masses and
continuously in the 1st Floor Church from 6:30 AM
until 6:30 PM.
SANTUARIO DE SAN ANTONIO!
RETIRO CUARESMAL 2015
“ABRAZANDO NUESTRA CRUZ EN JESUS”

PRESENTADOR: FR. CARLOS
SALTO, O.F.M.
DIA: SABADO, 21 DE FEBRERO
DEL 2015
HORA: 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM
DONACION: 15 DOLARES
LUGAR: SANTUARIO DE SAN
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BOSTON, MA
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¡LOS ESPERAMOS!

Jesus and “Power of Now” (by Eckhart
Tolle.)
Tuesdays, Feb. 24; Mar. 3, 10, 17, 24 & 31, 2015
12:15 to 1:30 p.m. 2nd floor classroom
Presenter: William Sawyer, II
Cost: Free will ($10 per session suggested).
Pre-registrations appreciated.

All Lesbian, Gay, Bi-sexual and
Transgendered (LGBT) Catholics
are invited to participate in our
monthly spirituality group. We truly
look forward to a great turnout and response from
all of our members pertaining to our growth and
faith development.

Participants will learn how to come into the present
moment with Jesus and thereby enter the Kingdom
of God. We will integrate the teachings of Jesus
and the insights of Tolle to help us to enter a
deeper way of living.

Offered by LGBT MInistry of St. Anthony Shrine

Offered by Franciscan Adult School

Contact: Fr. Joe Quinn, OSF, 617-542-6440, ext. 239
or email LGBT@stanthonyshrine.org

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Contact Dr. Jackie Stewart to register at 617-542-6440
ext. 143 or email SAS.Evang@gmail.com.
Please leave your name, telephone no., and the
course, date/time you wish to attend.

Saint Anthony Shrine “The Church on Arch Street”

Lenten Talk – The Last Words of Jesus:
A New Look at Lent
Thursday, February 26, 2015, 5:30 to 7:00 p.m.
Assisi auditorium stage classroom
Presenter: Fr. Dan Horan, OFM
Cost: Free will offering.

Dan Horan, author of “The Last Words of Jesus: A
Meditation on Love and Suffering”, will offer a fresh
perspective to this time-honored meditation as he
challenges us to look at our lives through the lens
of Jesus’s suffering and death.
Contact Dr. Jackie Stewart to register at 617-542-6440
ext. 143 or email SAS.Evang@gmail.com.
Please leave your name, telephone no., and the
course, date/time you wish to attend.
Offered by Franciscan Adult School

a winter formal open to ages 21-40

Corsages & Cummerbunds

Saturday, February 28, 2015, 8 to 11 p.m.
The Westin Copley Place Hotel
light hors d’oeuvres / cash bar / DJ
$35 per ticket / black tie optional
tickets at www.scya.eventbrite.com

Presented by Saint Cecilia Young Adults
Partnering with
The Paulist Center Young Adults
St. Anthony Shrine 20’s/30’s Boston Young Adults

Lenten Twilight Retreat
Come away for an evening’s respite —
a Retreat for Busy People

Monday, March 9, 2015, 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Facilitators: Fr. John Hogan, OFM,
Fr. Gene Pistacchio, OFM, Dr. Jackie Stewart
Cost: $15 (includes supper)
4th fl. Francis & Clare rooms
Pre-registration required. Prepayment
encouraged. Make checks payable to St.
Anthony Shrine and submit with registration.
Limited enrollment - Note: Almost filled.

Contact Dr. Jackie Stewart to register at 617-542-6440
ext. 143 or email SAS.Evang@gmail.com.
Please leave your name, telephone no., and the event,
date/time you wish to attend. After February 22,
please call Barbara Bryson to register at 617-268-0964
Offered by Franciscan Adult School

100 Arch Street • Boston, Massachusetts 02110 • 617.542.6440

Adult Confirmation Classes—2015

Saturdays, April 11, 18, 25; May 2 & 9 (2015).
10:30 a.m. to Noon, 2nd fl. classroom
Leaders: Dr. Jackie Stewart, Maureen Connell,
Justin Quattrini, Alicja Januszewicz
Have you been Baptized and made First
Communion in the Catholic Church but are not
yet confirmed?
(Are you planning on getting married in the
Catholic Church? Have you been asked to be
a sponsor for a Baptism?)

Adult Confirmation classes begin on Saturday
mornings in early April 2015 at St. Anthony Shrine
for adults (ages 20 and over). Those preparing for
the sacrament, and their sponsors (not required)
are all welcome.

Candidates for Confirmation are adults who
participate in Sunday Liturgy and the sacraments.
Prospective candidates for Confirmation in Spring
2015 need to pre-register by Monday, March 30
2015. Copy of Baptismal certificate is required.
Candidates will be confirmed at the Regional
Confirmation on Sunday, May 17, 2015 at 2:00
p.m. at St. Cecilia’s Church in the South End.

Registrations are now being accepted. Please
contact Dr. Jackie Stewart at 617-542-6440, ext.
143 or email SAS.Evang@gmail.com for more
details and to register or see flyers in lobby.
Offered by Evangelization

You are invited to join Fr. Raphael Bonanno,
OFM and Go-Ahead Tours to

Imperial China, Cruise the Yangtze
River and visit Shanghai
October 14-28, 2015

Bookings are $450 each, Final payment due July
16, 2015. Total cost is $4,274 each with JFK
gateway. More information in brochures at front
desk of Shrine. Book early before sellout of trip.
The trip will be educational and inspirational. Visa
required.
Any questions, contact Clarissa (Go-ahead
Tours), 1-800-438-7172.

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SAINT ANTHONY SHRINE & MINISTRY CENTER
~ All Are Welcome ~
** Music

Masses
“The Arch Street Band”
SATURDAY AFTERNOON
VIGIL MASSES

Second Floor
Chapel
4:00 p.m. **
5:30 p.m. **

First Floor
Chapel
4:15 p.m.

SUNDAY MASSES

Second Floor Chapel
6:00 a.m.
7:30 a.m.
9:00 a.m.
Following Masses ** Music
10:00 a.m.
11:15 a.m.
12:30 Noon
4:00 p.m.
5:30 p.m.
MISA EN ESPAÑOL - PRIMER PISO

Cada domingo a las 11:45 de la mañana
LEGAL HOLIDAY MASSES

Second Floor Chapel
8:00 a.m.
10:00 a.m.

SACRAMENT OF RECONCILIATION

Celebrated in First Floor Chapel
Weekdays: 6:30 to 8:00 a.m.;
10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.; 4:00 to 5:30 p.m.
Saturday: 6:30 to 8:00 a.m. and
10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Seasonal Communal Penance Service:
(to be announced)
Sunday: 1:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Legal Holiday: 8:30 to 10:00 a.m.

CONTACT US:
Phone: 1-617-542-6440
Website: http://www.StAnthonyShrine.org
Address: 100 Arch Street
Downtown Crossing
Boston, MA 02110

WEEKDAY MASSES

Celebrated in Second Floor Chapel

6:00 a.m.
7:00 a.m.
10:00 a.m.
11:45 a.m.
12:30 p.m.
1:15 p.m.
5:15 p.m.
Second Wednesday—Anointing Mass:
time to be announced
Third Wednesday—Day of Remembrance
Tuesdays: St. Anthony Devotions
Wednesdays: Spanish Mass - 5:15 p.m.
Thursdays: St. Jude Devotions
MISA EN ESPAÑOL
Cada miércoles a las 5:15 de la tarde
SATURDAY MASSES

Celebrated in Second Floor Chapel
8:00 a.m.
10:00 a.m.
12:00 Noon
Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament
(First Floor Chapel)
Weekdays at 1:45 p.m.
Saturdays at 12:30 p.m.
Sundays at 1:00 p.m.
Benediction
(First Floor Chapel)
Weekdays: 5:00 p.m.
Saturdays and Sundays: 3:30 p.m.

Holy Rosary of Mary 1st, 3rd & 5th Sundays: 2:55 p.m.
Chaplet of Divine Mercy 2nd & 4th Sundays: 3:00 p.m.

Vespers Sundays: 3:15 p.m.
EXECUTIVE STAFF
Fr. Thomas Conway, OFM
Executive Director
Fr. Barry Langley, OFM
Associate Director

MiniSTRiES oF SAinT AnTHony SHRinE
WoRSHiP/youR SPiRiTuAl HoME • REConCiliATion • MuSiC • lAzARuS PRoGRAM • WEllnESS CEnTER
SAinT AnTHony BREAD FoR THE PooR • BREAD on THE CoMMon • FRAnCiSCAn SPiRiTuAl CoMPAnionSHiP MiniSTRy
THE KiD’S PRoGRAM • SEnioRS on ARCH STREET • MyCHAl JuDGE CEnTER FoR RECovERy • FRAnCiSCAn FooD CEnTER
EvAnGElizATion • GooD WoRD: (617) 542-0502 • HiSPAniC MiniSTRy • FRAnCiSCAn ADulT SCHool • 20’S/30’S
EMMAuS MiniSTRy • CoME HoME PRoGRAM • PRiSon MiniSTRy • lGBT MiniSTRy • GRiEF MiniSTRy
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Saint Anthony Shrine “The Church on Arch Street”

Spirituality of the Readings
5th Sunday of Ordinary Time B
Reading I: Job 7:1-4, 6-7
Responsorial Psalm 147: 1-2, 3-4, 5-6
Reading II: 1 Corinthians 9:16-19, 22-23
Gospel: Mark 1:29-39

Eat Up
A Polish-American Jesuit friend invited me to
dinner at his mother’s house. This sounded quite
agreeable. The only instruction i was given
beforehand was: do not refuse second helpings.
young and skinny, i knew i would accept even
thirds. Polish mothers take great pride in their
traditional foods and in the multiple, large, large,
large bowls they use to serve them. Diverse foods,
all delicious, each and every one astonishingly
filling. So i ate and ate and ate until the terrible
moment arrived.
“Here, have some more, oh my goodness
you don’t have anything on your plate, take
some of this. And this. And this. you are
going to starve. you won’t be ready for
dessert if you don’t eat your meal!”
luckily i did not roll my eyes. i took as little of
each as i could politely do, dealt with dessert, and
took my stuffed self away from the table, graced
with a new friend in my new Polish mother.
Why do i tell you this? Because Simon’s mother-inlaw in the Gospel must have been just this sort of a
woman. Whenever guests visited, i’m sure she
would be hustling and bustling, stirring up a
welcome, dish after dish.
But when Jesus and the apostles came over one
day, she had been taken ill and helpless!
Jesus saw how much out of character it would be
for her to just lie there looking at the guests. Even
though Jesus was immersed in his new career—
preaching, curing, driving out unclean spirits,
showing the great tenderness of God for people—
he took her hand, healed her without ceremony,
and lifted her out of her frustration. The Gospel
says that, next, “she waited on them.”

100 Arch Street • Boston, Massachusetts 02110 • 617.542.6440

She was the Polish mother.
By contrast, in the First Reading we hear the
ancient words of Job, who does nothing but
complain that everything has been taken away
from him. “My life is like the wind,” he says, “i
shall not see happiness again.”
i have been assigned months of misery,
and troubled nights have been allotted to
me.
if in bed i say, “When shall i arise?” then the
night drags on;
i am filled with restlessness until the dawn.
Many of us will recognize these symptoms from
our own lives.
But Job lost more than just sleep. Formerly he had
been prosperous, with a wife and servants,
children, land, livestock, and a sterling reputation.
it was all gone.
He had been holy and loving:
i rescued the poor who cried out for help,
the orphans, and the unassisted, ...
the heart of the widow i made joyful, …
i was eyes to the blind,
and feet to the lame was i” (see Job 29:12,
13, 15-16).
What had he done to deserve his huge
deprivations? For that matter, what had Jesus done
to deserve his terrible losses—his people (and his
frequent meals with them), his preaching and
curing and befriending?
When he hung on the cross did he remember his
mother’s meals?
This much we do conclude: loss is the way of the
world. The blessings we receive fall away and are
broken. Starvation lurks.
God knows this too. He stays with us either way.
“Father and fondler of heart he has wrung”
(Hopkins), he shows that love means “being with,”
instead of just taking away trouble.
Fr. John Foley, S. J.
Copyright © 2015, The Center for liturgy at Saint louis university.
All rights reserved. used by permission.
Write me an email! i'd like to have a discussion with you about this.
Fr. John Foley, S. J. (johnbfoley@yahoo.com)

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Baptism — Enrique Angel Raphael Ng
Welcoming & signing of the cross

Waiting for the Procession to begin

Baptism at the font

On Sunday, January 25, 2015 we welcomed
Enrique Angel Raphael Ng into the Catholic
Christian community during the celebration of
the 12:30 p.m. Mass in the 2nd. floor church.
Fr. Dan Horan, OFM was the presider.

Infant Baptism Program

For families who regularly worship
at St. Anthony Shrine

St. Anthony Shrine is now offering
parental and sponsor preparation for
those parents wishing to have their
infant (up to 1 yr of age) baptized here at
the Shrine and welcomed into our
worshiping community. Preparatory sessions and
Baptisms will be available about six times per year
(approximately every other month). It is anticipated
that the Baptisms ordinarily will be on the last Sunday
of the month (if liturgically feasible) at the regular
Sunday 12:30 p.m. Mass. Baptisms for Latin@ infants
will be at the regular Sunday 11:45 a.m. Spanish Mass.
Both parental & sponsor preparation and Baptism are
by appointment. Note: At least one sponsor must be
Confirmed in the Catholic Church.
If interested/for more information, please contact Dr.
Jackie Stewart at 617-542-6440, ext. 143 or email
SAS.Evang@gmail.com.

Candle lit from the Paschal candle

Offered by Evangelization