I am the good shepherd, and I know mine and mine know me, just as the Father knows me and I know the Father. John 10:14-15

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I am the good shepherd, and I

know mine and mine know me,

just as the Father knows me

and I know the Father .

John 10:14-15

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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.

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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

8:30a.m.—Rosary –Church

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

8:30a.m.—Rosary –Church

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

8:30a.m.—Rosary –Church

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

PRAYER REQUESTS

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

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Special Collections:

April 26—Home Missions, Black & Native American,

Military Archdiocese

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

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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

knowing her.

For Registrations contact: Sandy and Ed Duggan,

P.O. Box 628, Sudbury, MA 01776 or email:

dianne10e@gmail.com

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/

WeddingAnniversaryMass

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

KStebbins@rcab.org

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

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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

John 10:11-18

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.

Parish Housekeeping:

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

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P 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”.

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( v i r t u s t r a i n i n g )

Protecting God’s Children

is an educational

program for

ALL

people interested in increasing their

awareness of ways to keep children from becoming victims

of abuse. The program is

REQUIRED

for all who volunteer

in the Archdiocese in any area of service. It is also an

excellent program for all

PARENTS

, as well as for anyone

who work or volunteer with children or in places where

children are.

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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

important initiative.

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.

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lease 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

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Community Meal program is

served every

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

seniors.

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

Please donate...

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 !

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Pastor:

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; nsalah@parishmail.com

GRADES 6 THROUGH 11

Elisa St. Clair, 978-356-2522; elisa@ipswichcatholics.org

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, joankriley@verizon.net 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. Clair

Cursillo & Ultreya

:

Nancy Salah

Saturday Men’s Group:

356-3944

Our Lady’s Rosary Ministry

:

Marcia Dalton

(All invited to join in this powerful prayer)

Beautification Committee

:

Fr. Tom

Catholic Women’s Club:

Mary Maloney, President

Music Ministries:

Joan Riley

Bring Eucharist to Sick/Shut-ins:

Elisa St.Clair

Children’s Liturgy:

Nancy Salah

Vacation Bible School:

Nancy Salah or Elisa St. Clair

Eucharistic Ministry & Lectoring:

Elisa St. Clair

RCIA:

Elisa St. Clair

Saint Vincent de Paul:

David Pauley, President

Knights of Columbus:

David French 356-3890

Hospitality Committee:

Individuals are needed to

bake, set up for collation, greet parishioners, etc.

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lease consider sharing your gifts and talents. For more information or to have a committee leaders contact you call the rectory at (978) 356-3944.

FAITH INFORMATION

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

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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,

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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

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ONLINEGIVING:

We are pleased to offer this

convenience

convenience to our parishioners and visitors. It’s easy,

secure and flexible to make contributions to support our

Parish. You may contribute using direct withdrawals

(ACH) or credit cards (Visa, MasterCard and American

Express). Simply go to our website:

ipswichcatholics.org

and follow the step by step instructions or call the

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