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Parish Mission Statement
The mission of our Saint Blaise Catholic Community is to be people of prayer 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 and strengthen our relationship with Jesus.
Through the guidance of the Holy Spirit, we give witness to God's Word, actively following the Gospel message of peace, love, and Social Justice.Ref.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
Ash Wednesday March 5, 2014 Mass Schedule 9:00 am 7:00 pm
The Presentation of the Lord:
During the Lenten season, we follow the tradition of the Church in preparing our hearts for the Passion, Death, and Resurrection of Jesus Christ.
We undertake different fasting and penitential practices to free ourselves from the bondage of sin to begin anew with Easter.
We invite you on a Lenten Journey through a program called, "Seven Deadly Sins & Seven Lively Virtues" presented by Fr. Robert Barron on DVD to be held here at St. Blaise. The program focuses on the Seven Deadly Sins and how these gravely sinful habits manifest themselves in our lives. Then, Fr. Barron discusses Seven Lively Virtues, which correspond to each deadly sin and give us a practical means to avoid sin and grow in holiness.
The program is free and sessions will start the week of March 11th- April 2nd. Sessions will be offered on Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 9:00 am and 7:00 pm. To help us plan, we would like to know how many will or may attend, please fill in the form below and return it to the office by February 23, 2014. For more information or questions please call the office 508-966-1258.
St. Blaise Parish
1158 South Main St.
Bellingham, MA 02019
Join us on our Lenten Journey with Fr. Robert Barron’s enlightening study on sin and virtue! Sessions will begin on March 11th, the following is the schedule and session title. The sessions are free, last about 75 minutes and you may attend as many sessions as you like.
Catholic Men's Conference:
All men are invited to this important annual Conference,
scheduled for Worcester's DCU Center, on Saturday,
April 5th. Hear dynamic talks from outstanding
Catholic leaders: New England Patriots' vet
Kevin Reilly, Catholic biblical writer Steve Ray,
popular theologian Christopher West, Sirius radio
host Gus Lloyd, and Relevant Radio's Father Frank
"Rocky" Hoffman. Bishop McManus will offer Mass.
Priests will hear confessions. Tickets are $45 for
adults and $30 for students if ordered before March
22nd. For a Conference brochure, further information,
or registration, visit the website -
www.firstmensconf.org - or contact Chuck Canesi
at 508-904-3450 or email@example.com
Just For Fun:
St. Vincent de Paul to host "Just For Fun" with David
Kane; save the date, Saturday evening March 22nd at
7:00 pm in the church hall. Mark your calendars now
so you don't miss the fun, laughs and entertainment.
Tickets: $16.00 to be sold after
Masses or By calling
SNOW EMERGENCY CANCELLATION POLICY OF
Due to the winter weather conditions
already experienced we will institute a policy that
when the Bellingham Schools are closed ALL weekday
parish functions, including the Food Pantry, and the
Journey in Faith program, will be cancelled as well.
Weekend services will be based on the emergency reports
made by the Governor when a "State of Emergency"
is announced. Journey in Faith and weekend
Mass cancellations are also announced on Channel 5.
St. Patrick's Family Irish Night:
* BT Entertainment music for your next function. Bernie Torri "BT" was a founder of high school radio station WRSB. A staff engineer for WVBF-FM and WKOX, BT has been a broadcast DJ since the late '70's. The music is custom for each event: weddings, private club functions or corporate events. For functions from 50 to 500. www.btenterprises.org/
To enter the Raffle Please Answer the Questions About Irish History & General Information For Every 5 Questions Answered Correctly Your Name will be entered into the Raffle.
The next Knights of Columbus
meat raffle will be held on Saturday evening
March 1st 7:00 pm in the church hall.
FOR THE INFORMATION OF ALL THOSE WHO HAVE LIVED CURSILLO...:
Please mark your calendars
for our FIRST Ultreya Mass and gathering which
will take place on Friday evening, February 28th at
7:30 p.m. here at Saint Blaise Church. Everyone who
has lived Cursillo is most welcome as we "resurrect"
this wonderful opportunity to gather in prayer.
Saint of the week: St. Katharine Drexel
Feast Day: March 3rd
Fun Fact: St. Katharine was from a prominent Philadelphia
family from which she used the 20 million fortune
to develop schools for African and Native Americans.
Pray the Rosary with the Knights of Columbus:
The Knights of Columbus is sponsoring an evening of praying the rosary on Friday evening March 21st at 7:00 pm in the Chapel. All are welcome.
Knights of Columbus:
The Knights of Columbus will meet Wednesday, February 19th at 7:30 pm in the Rectory Basement
Bible Based Faith Sharing
Every Tuesday Evening at 7:30 pm In the Church Sacristy
Saint Blaise Prayers for the healing:
Betty, Pete, Cindy, Tony, Ann, Todd, Barry,
Elizabeth, Carter, John, Lynn, Rita T., Sue,
PB, Peter, Erin, Kerri, Donna, Mary, Charlie,
Ralph, Jennifer, Thomas, Liz, Ann, Doris,
Donnie, Andy, Rick, Jake, and Deb
St. Blaise Bingo
Every Sunday evening
Doors open at 4:00 pm
games starts at 6:30 pm
YOU COULD BE A WINNER!