Today is Fri-Feb-05-2016

Mission Statement for the Bellingham Collaborative

The Mission of the Catholic Communities of St. Blaise and St. Brendan is to be a people dedicated to spreading the Good News of God's saving love to all, as we journey together in faith. As a sacramental people, united in the Eucharist, we seek to develop the full and active participation of all peoples and strengthen our relationship with Jesus Christ. Through the guidance of the Holy Spirit, we strive to give witness to God's word and through the teachings of Jesus Christ actively follow the Gospel message by living the corporal and spiritual works of mercy.

Saint Blaise Welcomes New Parishioners:

Saint Blaise welcomes all to the Catholic community and to its parish. If you are new to the area and would like to register with the parish, please contact the parish office at 508-966-1258 or Contact Fr. Albert Faretra via e-mail:

Ash Wednesday Mass:

Ash Wednesday Mass

The Feast of St. Blaise:

Mass & Traditional
Blessing of Throats
will be celebrated on
Wednesday February 3rd
at 9:00 am.

The 2015 Archdiocesan Parish Family Baby Shower

Dedicated to: Mary, Mother of the Life Within:

O Mary, Mother of the Life Within, all life we entrust to you.
The life of every expectant mother and the child within her womb.
The life of every human body, the life of every human soul.
The life of every newborn child and the life of all grown old.
You held the Lord to your own heart and drew Him so close in.
So draw us now in all our needs, O Mother of the Life Within.

Come join our Parish Family Baby Shower
at St. Brendan or St. Blaise Parish.
Please bring an unwrapped baby gift to Mass between
January 9th - January 31st 2016.

Baby Items Needed
All items needed are 0 - 3 months and 3 - 6 months especially
Nightgowns - baby sleep bags - baby bottles - newborn or size 1 diapers
Diaper bags - size small sleep & play - sweaters - crib sheets - socks
Flannel receiving blankets - pacifiers - toiletries - diaper rash ointments -
Baby shampoo - body wash & maternity clothes (NO BABY POWDER)

All proceeds benefit Pregnancy Help Office, Archdiocese of Boston
If you prefer a monetary donation, please make check payable to:
Fund for the Unborn

Marriage Preparation Program:

The Transformed
in Love Marriage Preparation Program will be offered
at St. Mary's Parish in Holliston on Saturday, January
30, 2016 from 9-5 and on Saturday, February 6, 2016
from 9-5 (snow date February 13th). Learn the latest
in researched practical skills for great communication,
gain a deeper understanding of marriage as a Sacrament
and vocation, learn fertility awareness and its
application in family planning, consider how differences
in personality can be used as a source of
strength in your relationship, and more! If you are an
engaged couple and would like to register for this program
please call 617-746-5801 or register online at Space is
limited, early registration is recommended.

March for Life:

in Washington, D.C. St. Brendan's Parish will
sponsor a bus to the March for Life in Washington, D.C. this
January. They will leave on Thursday night the 21st
around 9:00 P.M. The bus will arrive at the Basilica of the Immaculate Conception at 6:00 A.M.. From there, after attending morning Mass
and getting breakfast, the participants will travel by Metro to Capitol Hill and the Mall for the march. There will be opportunities to lobby our local legislators. After the March the bus will pick people up at Union Station
for the trip back to Bellingham. Usually the arrival is around 2:30 A.M. There are still seats on the bus, and so those who get on the list first are assured of a seat! Each person will be asked for a $25.00 fee to
help defray some of the expenses. (A major donor covers most of them!) All will need money for their food.
If interested, please call St. Brendan's parish office at
508-966-9802 and speak to Gladys or Taryne.

St. Vincent de Paul Breakfast:

St. Vincent de Paul will sponsor a DELICIOUS
Pancake Breakfast Sunday January 31st after all the masses.
Breakfast includes pancakes (plain or blueberry!), scrambled eggs, home fries, sausage, breakfast pastries, juice, coffee, tea and hot chocolate. Tickets will be sold at the door for adults $6.00, children
6-12 $3.00, under 6 free and a family max of $20.00. All Are Welcome! All proceeds directly assist Bellingham families in need, please support this important ministry.

Catholic Appeal 2016:

This week, many of you received
a letter from Cardinal Sean requesting your support
of the 2016 Catholic Appeal. The Catholic Appeal
sustains over 50 ministries serving our parish and many
people throughout the Archdiocese. Please respond to
Cardinal Sean's important request and mail your
pledge or visit to give
online. Thank you for your early commitment to this
year's Appeal.

~Confirmation Class News~:

First Year Confirmation Students, grade 10, will meet
on Jan. 24th from 11 am to 1:00 pm. Students, grade
11, will meet from 8:30 am to 10:00 am. Classes are
held in the Rectory. Students are reminded to bring their

Knights of Columbus Meat Raffle :

K of C Meat Raffle : Saturday March 5th, 2016
Time: 7:00 PM
Where: Saint Blaise Church, in the Parish Hall In the Basement. Don't miss all the fun!

Pray the Rosary:

Third Friday Of the month at St. Blaise Parish
Both at 7:00 pm, ALL ARE WELCOME

Second Friday of the month at St. Brendan's

Knights of Columbus:

The Knights of Columbus Business meeting will meet on : Wednesday February 17th, 2016 at 7:30 pm in the Rectory Basement .

Knights of Columbus Page


Morning Commute? Pray the Rosary

Make your commute a pleasant one by tuning into 99.1 FM radio at 5:30 a.m. in the morning and by praying the Rosary.

2015-2016 Massachusetts Knights
of Columbus "Pennies for Heaven"
fund raising campaign:

The money raised in the Pennies for
Heaven Campaign supports our
seminarians and promotes vocations at our Saint
John's seminary. A labeled collection pail has been
placed in the back of the church. Any loose change or
bills will be greatly appreciated. This campaign will
continue until May 1, 2016. Our Seminarians and the
Knights of Columbus thank you for your support.

500 Club News:

500 Club: The next drawing will be
held Sunday November 22nd after
the 10:00 Mass. Join us for coffee and
donuts. Still not too late to get in on the drawing,
membership forms can be found at the doors of the


Bible Based Faith Sharing

Every Tuesday Evening at 7:30 pm In the Church Sacristy


Saint Blaise Prayers for the healing:

Your In Our Prayers - Image

Prayers Needed

Find Catholic Healing Prayers Here.

St. Blaise Prayer Line Ministry has
an e-mail account for your convenience.
If you need prayers, know
someone who needs prayers and/or
would like to be involved in the ministry please use the
following e-mail:
you do not have e-mail access, please call the office.

John, Edgar , Medora, Dylan, Anne, Angelo, Rebecca,
Isla, Mark, George, Nancy, Aurora, Jessica, Peter,
David, Ann, Duke, Sandi, Kelly, Fran, Rob, Flo, Marge,
Theresa and Tom.

Mount Saint Mary's Abbey

Franciscan Handmaids of the Immaculate



St. Blaise Bingo

Every Sunday evening
Doors open at 4:00 pm
games starts at 6:00 pm



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