I am the good shepherd, and I
know mine and mine know me,
just as the Father knows me
and I know the Father .
It is that Time of Year Again!!!!
With the ending of Middle School and High Classes and just a
few more classes left for the Elementary Grades we would
like to begin the process for the Religious Education
Registration for the Fall 2015 Session.
Please complete the registration form on Page 9 of this
bulletin and return it to the rectory office at your earliest
convenience. This will help us to plan the number of classes
and teachers that will be needed for the Fall Session.
Also, if you helped as a teacher, assistant or volunteer in one
of the programs this year and plan on continuing to volunteer
in the next session, please let us know. Your participation is
vital in making our programs possible.
Thank you in advance.
Little Rock Scripture Study
Women of the Old Testament”
April 30th: Thursday Evening Session begins at 7pm,
with light refreshments (no dinner this study)
May 1st: Friday Morning Session begins at 9:30
with breakfast, 10am for study
While the men of the Old Testament often garner the most attention, the women of the
Old Testament become all the more worthy of our interest because we have to dig deeper to recover their special
contribution to the annals of faith. Their stories are all the more remarkable in that they arise from historical eras that
crimped their options in influencing or changing the flow of history. The women of this study can be bold and decisive,
also meek and faithful, but they are always compelled to act in ways that bring about change. God's saving deeds often
came through the mind and will of amazing women using limited resources.
Registration of $20 covers all books and materials for the 10 week program.
Sunday, April 26
Elementary Grade Classes Pre K to Grade 5 Session I (8:15-9:15a.m.) • Session II (10:45a.m.-11:45a.m.)
Children’s Liturgy of the Word during 9:30a.m. Mass
Monday, April 27
8:30a.m.—Rosary (before 9:00a.m. Mass) in the Church 3:15p.m.-5p.m.—Rehearsal for First Communion Candidates Tuesday, April 28
3:15p.m.-5p.m.—Rehearsal for First Communion Candidates 7:00p.m.—Scriptural Rosary—Church
7:00p.m.—Parish Pastoral Council Meeting—Hall
WEDNESDAY, April 29
3:15p.m.-5p.m.—Rehearsal for First Communion Candidates 7:00p.m.—Prayer Group—Lower Rectory
THURSDAY, April 30
3:15p.m.-5p.m.—Rehearsal for First Communion Candidates 7:00p.m.-Little Rock Bible Study-Women of the Old Testament FRIDAY, May 1
9:30a.m.-Little Rock Bible Study-Women of the Old Testament
Saturday, May 2
7:00a.m.—Men’s Group Meeting in the Hall
Sunday, May 3
Elementary Grade Classes Pre K to Grade 5 Session I (8:15-9:15a.m.) • Session II (10:45a.m.-11:45a.m.)
Children’s Liturgy of the Word during 9:30a.m. Mass Saturday, April 25
4:00pm Vigil (Weekend Mass)
Sunday, April 26 7:30am(Weekend Mass)
9:30am Larry, Yvette & Arthur Theriault 5:30pm (Weekend Mass)
Monday, April 27 9:00am (Weekday Mass)
Tuesday, April 28 9:00am (Weekday Mass)
No Mass Wednesday
Thursday, April 30 9:00am John E. Miniter
Friday, May 1
9:00am John & June Miniter
Saturday, May 2
Mass at 10am & 1:00pm—First Communion Candidates 4:00pm Vigil Carole Lemieux (1st Anniversary)
Sunday, May 3 7:30am Alma Bruni
9:30am Deacon Carl Roberts 5:30pm (Weekend Mass)
M A S S I N T E N T I O N S
P A R I S H C A L E ND A R
Please remember the following
intentions in your prayers this week.
For Peace in our World.
For all those who are sick, especially Frances Guarino,
Rosalie Sweeney, Dan Melling, Gloria Fallon, Christine Vallis,
Msgr. Leonard F. Hurley and Mary Lombard Tkachuk,
Jonathan Allen, Jack Donovan, Bruce Ripley
For all those who work and live in war-torn countries.
For all those who serve our country in the Armed Forces.
For Pauline Super and all the deceased members of
Our Lady of Hope Parish.
*Sick or Ill prayer requests must be made by the individual
or immediate family member.
Please Mark Your Calendars: There will be NO 9:00a.m. morning daily Mass
on Saturday, May 2, 2015.
Mass times on Saturday Morning will be at 10:00a.m. and 1:00p.m. in celebration of the
Sacrament of the First Communion All are Welcome
SAVE THE DATE!!!
Sunday, May 17, 2015 following the 9:30a.m. Mass for the Sunday School
End of the Year Celebration Breakfast & Picnic
Volunteer are needed, if you are able to help please call Nancy Salah at 356-3944
April 26—Home Missions, Black & Native American,
This collection will support important national Catholic missions. The Military Archdiocese provides for Catholic chaplains throughout the world for American servicemen and servicewomen. The Home Missions collection subsidizes the evangelization and formation activities of mission dioceses. The Black and Native American collection strengthens evangelization and outreach programs which would otherwise be in danger of disappearing among the Black, American Indian, Eskimo and Aleut communities of the United States. For more information, please visit www.usccb.org/hm or www.milarch.org.
May 3—Monthly Maintenance
WE E K E N D
CO L L E C T I O N
:SU N D A Y, AP R I L 1 9 , 2 0 1 5
OF F E R T O R Y: $ 4 , 9 0 7 . 2 5
FUEL COLLECTION: $19,189.00
Grand Annual $81,533.00
Our Parish Tithe of 5% This week our 5% tithe of $245.00
will be given to St. Vincent de Paul Society.
Thank you for your Faithfulness and Generosity!
I am pleased to share that Our Lady of Hope has raised $34,286.00 in donations and pledges toward our 2015 Catholic Appeal and hit 114% of our goal!!! Thank you to all who have helped make our campaign a great success. If you have yet to give, we still are accepting
donations for this wonderful ministry. Gifts can be made online at www.bostoncatholicappeal.org or by completing
a pledge form available at the Church exits. On behalf of Cardinal Seán O’Malley and all who will benefit from your
generosity, thank you for your support.
DIVINE WILL CONFERENCE
May 15, 16, 17, 2015 will take place at
the National Shrine of Our Lady of La Salette,
Attleboro, Mass. Main speaker, Padre Bernardino Bucci,
member of the Tribunal for the Cause of the
Beatification and Canonization of the Servant of God,
Luisa Piccarreta will speak on "The Book of Heaven -
The Call of the Creature to the Order, the Place and the
Purpose for which He was
Created by God" and his personal experiences of
For Registrations contact: Sandy and Ed Duggan,
P.O. Box 628, Sudbury, MA 01776 or email:
25THAND 50TH WEDDING ANNIVERSARY MASS
His Eminence, Sean Cardinal O’Malley, OFM invites
all couple celebrating their 25th or 50th wedding
anniversary in 2015 to the Silver and Golden Wedding
Anniversary Mass at the Cathedral of the Holy Cross.
The Mass will be celebrated on June 14th at 11:30 and
will include a renewal of vows. Family members and
friends are welcome to attend. For more information
and to register, please visit bostoncatholic.org/
Please register by June 1 to have your name included in
the printed list of anniversary couples. A formal
invitation and more information will be mailed to each
registered couple in May.
Steubenville EAST—Tsongas Arena, Lowell
All high school aged youth
are invited to attend this
youth conference that is coming to the Archdiocese of
Boston for the first time this summer! Join Cardinal Seán,
a team of national speakers and musicians and thousands
of other Catholic teens from the North East for this
amazing opportunity. There is still availability through
the Faith Formation of Youth & Young Adults Ministry.
For more information please email Kathy Stebbins at
Scripture for the week of April 26, 2015
26 SUN Acts 4:8-12/1 Jn 3:1-2/Jn 10:11-18 27 Mon Acts 11:1-18/Jn 10:1-10
28 Tue Acts 11:19-26/Jn 10:22-30 29 Wed Acts 12:24-13:5a/Jn 12:44-50 30 Thu Acts 13:13-25/Jn 13:16-20 1 Fri Acts 13:26-33/Jn 14:1-6
By Dr. Scott Hahn
The Shepherd's Voice 4th Sunday of Easter (Cycle B) Acts 4:8-12
Psalm 118:1, 8-9, 21-23, 26, 29 1 John 3:1-2
In today's Gospel, Jesus says that He is the good shepherd the prophets had promised to Israel.
He is the shepherd-prince, the new David - who frees people from bondage to sin and gathers them into one flock, the Church, under a new covenant made in His blood (see Ezekiel 34:10-13, 23-31).
His flock includes other sheep, He says, far more than the dispersed children of Israel (see Isaiah 56:8; John 11:52). And He gave His Church the mission of shepherding all peoples to the Father.
In today's First Reading, we see the beginnings of that mission in the testimony of Peter, whom the Lord appointed shepherd of His Church (see John 21:15-17).
Peter tells Israel's leaders that the Psalm we sing today is a prophecy of their rejection and crucifixion of Christ. He tells the "builders" of Israel's temple that God has made the stone they rejected the cornerstone of a new spiritual temple, the Church (see Mark 12:10-13; 1 Peter 2:4-7).
Through the ministry of the Church, the shepherd still speaks (see Luke 10:16), and forgives sins (see John 20:23), and makes His body and blood present, that all may know Him in the breaking of the bread (see Luke 24:35). It is a mission that will continue until all the world is one flock under the one shepherd. In laying down His life and taking it up again, Jesus made it possible for us to know God as He did - as sons and daughters of the Father who loves us. As we hear in today's Epistle, He calls us His children, as He called Israel His son when He led them out of Egypt and made His covenant with them (see Exodus 4:22-23; Revelation 21:7).
Today, let us listen for His voice as He speaks to us in the Scriptures, and vow again to be more faithful followers. And let us give thanks for the blessings He bestows from His altar.
A service of the St. Paul Center for Biblical Theology www.SalvationHistory.com
ENRICH YOUR MARRIAGE!
The Archdiocese of Boston has a new marriage preparation program, Transformed in Love, that is being implemented throughout the Archdiocese. We need more married couples to help with the program. For more information, including the top 10 reasons for being involved, please visit
www.BostonCatholic.org/Training. Maybe this is something God is calling you to do!
ARE YOU GETTING MARRIED OR KNOW
SOMEONE WHO IS? Attend the new archdiocesan
program Transformed in Love. Programs are offered regularly, but space is limited and pre-registration required. A previous participant commented: “A must have. Fantastic. I would strongly recommend to all couples getting married.” Another participant said, “It was fabulous! We truly enjoyed
[the program] and really grew as a couple.” For more
information visit www.BostonCatholic.org/TransformedinLove
NATURAL FAMILY PLANNING (NFP) –EFFECTIVE,
NATURAL AND MORAL
Couples use modern NFP not only for its effectiveness but also for its marriage building qualities. It is never too late to learn and practice Natural Family Planning.
Access more information at (617) 746-5803 or www.BostonCatholic.org/NFP.Weekly Mailing
Struggling in Your Marriage? -
You are not Alone!
If your marriage is tearing the two of you apart, if there is little or no meaningful communication, if you are considering separation or divorce, we believe Retrouvaille can help. You are NOT alone! Our peer ministry is led by couples who have lived through the honeymoon phase often followed by deep disillusionment before finally finding resurrection in their marriages using the tools taught in this program. Rediscover a loving marriage with a Retrouvaille (pronounces re-tro-vy) weekend. The 2014/2015 New England Retrouvaille marriage renewal weekends will be held on:
September 11-13, 2015
To register for the weekend or for more information, call 1-800-470-2230 or visit: www.HelpOurMarriage.com.
If you are a registered parishioner, please be sure to update the rectory office if there have been any changes to your address, email or phone numbers. If you would like to register, please also contact the rectory office at 978-356-3944
Lost and Found:
Due to the severe weather there is a growing number of gloves, hats, mittens, scarfs, etc. that have been forgotten in our church. Please check the basket marked “Lost and Found” at the front entrance to the church for any items you may be
IP S W I C H F O O D P A N T R Y
Baskets have been placed near Church entrances for donations of non-perishable foods for the Ipswich Food Pantry which is located at the Methodist Church. While you may bring donations on any weekend. We have designated the second weekend of each month
as “Ipswich Food Pantry Weekend”.
( v i r t u s t r a i n i n g )
Protecting God’s Children
is an educational
people interested in increasing their
awareness of ways to keep children from becoming victims
of abuse. The program is
for all who volunteer
in the Archdiocese in any area of service. It is also an
excellent program for all
, as well as for anyone
who work or volunteer with children or in places where
GET INVOLVEDIN PARISH SAFETY PROGRAMS
Parents and guardians play a key role in the success of parish programs for young people. Parents and guardians who are involved in parish programs and events will be in the best position to protect their own children as well as all the children in the parish community. Involvement and communication are important factors in helping to ensure safe environments for all of our children. Contact the parish office for more information on how you can become actively involved in the safe environment training programs in our parish.
For particular help you may call The Office of Child
Advocacy, Archdiocese of Boston, 617-746-5994
Our Lady of Hope is committed to keeping our most
vulnerable within our community safe.
Everyone is invited to attend the Protecting God’s
Children program and be involved in this most
V e r y i m p o r t a n t :
Please do not allow your child/children to go
downstairs to the church hall or the restrooms alone.
For their safety, please be sure they are always
accompanied by an adult family member.
Please remember the work of our
St. Vincent de Paul Society as you leave Mass each weekend The need is great.
Receptacles for donations to the poor and needy are at the church entrances. Thank you for
your continued support! Remember that what we do for the least of our brothers and sisters we do for HIM.
God Bless you! Visit our blog: www.svdpipswich.blogspot.com
Community Meal program is
Monday, 5-6:00 pm at the Masonic Hall,
Topsfield Rd., Ipswich, MA Free of Charge.
This program, sponsored by several churches and town
organizations, is open to all:
children, youth, families and
It offers a chance to connect with the community
and meet old and new friends. In addition, you can
become a part of the process by offering to help prepare
and serve a meal either by affiliation with a church, an
organization such as Rotary, the Ipswich Schools, a
business or on your own
For more information, contact:
Mary Blaquire, 978 857 7908 or
Dorothy Calandra, 978 356 4801
We encourage you to attend this unique community
experience and get to know your “neighbor.”
Knights of Columbus
Council 498 meets the 2nd Tuesday of the Month at Club 498 Hall,
9 Topsfield RD, Ipswich, MA
If interested in becoming a member,
please contact: Mathew Faino at 978-356-7812
The Ipswich Lions Club is accepting eyeglasses to be dropped off into the
yellow mailbox located at the edge of the parking lot. These glasses are recycled and sent to missions in South America.
Thank you for your support, Your Local Lions Club
WHOLE, uncut, unexpired, unwanted, coupon inserts from the Sunday newspaper
They will be used to purchase food and goods for the poor and needy .
Donation Box is located in back of Church T h a n k Y o u !
Rev. Thomas E. Keyes
DI R E C T O R S O F RE L I GI O U S ED U C A T I O N
PRESCHOOL THROUGH GRADES 5
Nancy Salah, 978-356-2522; firstname.lastname@example.org
GRADES 6 THROUGH 11
Elisa St. Clair, 978-356-2522; email@example.com
PA R I S H SE C R E T A R Y:
Joanne DiNatale, 978-356-3944
MU S I C MI N I S T R Y:
Joan Riley, Music Director 978-356-5494, firstname.lastname@example.org John Maher, Music Leader
MA I N T E N A N C E: Richard Gillis, Branden Soroka
SACRISTAN: Alma Caren
PASTORAL COUNCIL: Michael Coleman, Co-Chair
FINANCE COUNCIL: Michael Nelligan, Chair
SA C R A M E N T O F BA P T I S M
First and Third Sunday of each month at 1:00 pm in the Church. A Catechesis for parents and godparents will be held prior to the Sacrament of Baptism. If you are planning a baptism in the future, please call the rectory to make arrangements (978) 356-3944.
SA C R A M E N T O F MA RR I A G E
Engaged couples, please contact Fr. Tom at least 6 months prior to the intended date.
Little Rock Bible Study
Elisa St. ClairCursillo & Ultreya
Saturday Men’s Group:
Our Lady’s Rosary Ministry
(All invited to join in this powerful prayer)
Catholic Women’s Club:
Mary Maloney, President
Bring Eucharist to Sick/Shut-ins:
Vacation Bible School:
Nancy Salah or Elisa St. ClairEucharistic Ministry & Lectoring:
Elisa St. ClairRCIA:
Elisa St. Clair
Saint Vincent de Paul:
David Pauley, President
Knights of Columbus:
David French 356-3890
Individuals are needed to
bake, set up for collation, greet parishioners, etc.
Please consider sharing your gifts and talents. For more information or to have a committee leaders contact you call the rectory at (978) 356-3944.
Looking for Information about our Catholic Faith or interested in what is happening in the Archdiocese of Boston??? Check out the Archdiocese of Boston’s website: www.bostoncatholic.org or rcab.org. This is a great way to find out what is happening throughout the Boston area. There is a wide variety of sites that
I N I S T RY
O P P O R T U N I T I E S
REGISTRATION: If you are new to our parish, please introduce yourself to Fr. Tom following Mass and to formally be a part of our parish, please contact the rectory office.
PARISH ENVELOPESfor your weekly donation allows us to keep record for tax purposes. If you are not currently receiving them and would like to, please call the rectory.
EMAILS: Please to let us know if your email has changed or if you are not receiving emails from our parish. We periodically send out notices and announcements of upcoming events and want to be sure you do not miss hearing about them.
FAITH FORMATION: Questions regarding current,
MA S S
SC H E D U L E
W e e k e n d: S a t u r d a y V i g i l : 4 : 0 0 p m
Sunday: 7 :30am • 9:30am • 5:30pm (Sept.-May 17)
DAILY: Monday-Saturday: 9:00am*
*Except Wednesdays -There is no Daily Mass
RE C O N C I L I A T I O N
S a t u r d a y 3 : 0 0 p m - 3 : 4 0 p m
EU C H A R I S T I C AD O R AT I O N
Saturdays following the 9:00am Mass
9:30am—12:00pm Noon with Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament
A R I S H
S TA F F
R e c t o r y o f f i c e h o u r s :
1 0 : 0 0 a m - 2 : 0 0 p m