Biweekly Date: Nov. 14, 2021 / Issue 67 - 33rd Sunday in Ordinary Time
Spotlight on Youth Faith Formation
St. Kateri and St. Peter
Grades 1-5 Sunday, November 21st
Grades 6-10 Sunday, November 14
Grades 6-8: 10:45AM - 11:45AM
Grades 9-10: 10:45AM - 12:00PM
Our Lady of Lourdes
Grades 1-5 Mon. Nov 16th
Grades 6-10: . Nov 14th
Upcoming Youth Events
Youth Mass for Teens: December 12th
(for teens and their families)
6PM St. Kateri Church
Youth Ministry Night: November 21st
(Confirmation I and II)
6:PM - 7:30 at Our Lady of Lourdes Church
Spotlight on TeachMeToPray
The Teach Me To Pray Initiative Kicked Off with he distribution of prayer bags throughout the collaborative parishes to encourage our parishioners to take steps this year to enhance their prayer life. This ongoing initiative will offer programs and opportunities to grow in prayer. One of the items in the prayer bag was a small card entitled the prayer process.
Click on Molly's Video below to find out the profound effect this little card had on her life.
Spotlight Event: Family Advent Celebration
Join Us for This Exciting Event the Sunday after Thanksgiving!
Spotlight on My Brother's Keeper
SAVE THE DATE!
MY BROTHER’S KEEPER: BRINGING THE LOVE AND HOPE OF JESUS CHRIST TO ALL WHO ARE SERVED
Saturday, December 11 at 10AM to 11:30AM
St. Peter Lower Church
Come and learn about the wonderful work of My Brother’s Keeper, a Christian ministry of loving service and education devoted to helping those in need. Deacon Paul Key, Chief Development Officer of My Brother’s Keeper, and Deacon at St. Mary and St. Joseph Collaborative of Plymouth/Kingston will speak about this vibrant, welcoming Christian ministry which delivers furniture and food to families in need, and much more.
As a gift at each furniture delivery, My Brother’s Keeper offers a crucifix with the message, “We’re just the delivery people…this is the man who sent you the furniture.” Be inspired in this season of giving!
Thank you so much for your support and generosity in donating diapers and gift cards. We are thrilled that the number of neighbors that we are able to help is increasing, and they’re so appreciative! Because of the growing demand, we are in need of additional volunteers to help out on Diaper Pantry day. If you’re interested in serving families in need with fellow parishioners, and are willing to volunteer for just two hours once per month, please contact Jeanne
Diapers can be dropped off at St. Kateri’s Parish Office Monday through Friday (9:00 am – 2 pm) or before or after Mass at St. Peter’s, Our Lady of Lourdes or St Kateri. For more information give us a call at 508 – 591 – 3510 or email PCCDiaperPantry@yahoo.com.
Diaper Pantry Hours
The 2nd and 4th Tuesday of the Month
9:30 – 11:00 at St. Kateri Parish Office
Size needed: newborn and baby wipes
Spotlight on Christmas Nativity Play
We are so grateful to Caroline Bertozzi who has once again offered to put together the annual nativity play at St. Peter Parish.
Marion, Pat Gallagher, Margaret Buckley, Baby Zelda, Lou Bush, John Harding, Michael Hawks, Samantha Grover, Domingo Thatcher, Barbara Fowler, Susan Clawson, Lisa Higgins, Scott Frier, Pat Beardsley, Olivia, Nick Samos, Rowan, Daniel McDonald, Jenn W., Edward McCaffrey, Marie Piepiora, Melissa Hayden, Eleanor Stein, Doris Gorman, Pat Gately, John Zaniboni, Jason, Tracey, Judith Detrani, Meghan, Peg, Louise M., Delores Simmons, Vera, Helen McDonough, Dave-Gabriel St. Germaine, Robert Gonsalves, Dan P., Elizabeth Costa, John Lopez, Will, Shane M. Americo Ventura, Marion, Helen H., Maelin, GK Joe Materazza, Michael Gillis, Baby D’Kadeese Dutton, Katelynn Dutton, Derrick Black, Pat Feeley, Barbara, Mark, Jillian M, Warren Morrissey, Janice Maciejewicz, Megan, Donald Mullen, Henry Camillo, Irene Figueroa, Kenny Rudin, Deb, Anna Maria Boccalini Lusko, Shawn Reynolds, Maggie & Tessie W. Juli, Joe C., Mary Swift, Janice C. Kristen, Jeanne Barreta, Karen Gallagher, Brenda Levesque, Rick Haslett, and for all parishioners who are ill.
We would appreciate it if you would keep us informed of their health and progress. Thank you for your help.
Father Mike Schmitz explains the weekly Mass obligation!
The Nineteenth Annotation Retreat of the Spiritual Exercises
of Saint Ignatius Loyola, an invitation to Meet Christ in Prayer
The Nineteenth Annotation of the Spiritual Exercises of Saint Ignatius Loyola, an Invitation to Meet Christ in Prayer, is an “at home” retreat lived in ordinary life. The retreat is available for Catholic adults, in a group setting, over the course of twenty-four weeks.
This year the exercises begin on Wednesday December 1, 2021, and conclude May 4, 2022. The group will meet weekly from 10am to 12:00 noon. We are planning on a hybrid setting with most sessions via Zoom. In person meetings will be held at Our Lady Help of Christians Parish, 573 Washington Street, Newton MA.
Mary Ann McLaughlin and Deacon Dan Burns will direct the Spiritual Exercises. MaryAnn is the former Director of the Office of Spiritual Life, Archdiocese of Boston. Deacon Dan Burns is former Director of Office of Diaconate Formation for the Archdiocese.
The tree was a big image for Jesus – he spoke truths of his message pointing at trees, like mustard seeds which grew big, vines that withered, and the fig tree which was common to his hearers. When asked about the signs of things to come, he gave no long homily, but just looked at the fig tree and said you know from this when Summer and winter is coming. In the same way we can sense his presence in our lives in different ways.
This may not help us to know about the end of time and the questions people had then, but it can get us to become aware of how God is present in our lives.
Click on this image to sign up for weekly Gospel reflections.
Spotlight on Mass
The 9:00 a.m. Mass on Saturday, November 20th will be celebrated at Our Lady of Lourdes due to the Thanksgiving Parade in Plymouth. Mass will start up again at St. Peter’s on Saturday, November 27th. If you have any questions, please call the parish office.
Thanksgiving Day Mass will be celebrated at 9:00 a.m. @ Saint Kateri
Please join us at a Holy Hour of Eucharistic Adoration on Sunday, November 21st, from
3 p.m. to 4 p.m. at St. Peter’s Church, and experience the warmth and love of the Real Presence of Our Lord.
This week’s social justice prayer: We pray that humanity will end the divisions and find ways to work hand in hand to love, understand and help each other. We also pray for people from all walks of life who have risked themselves and their families to escape the suffering caused by political, environmental, and financial instability in their places of origin, and to find people along the way who care to help revitalize them.
During the month of November, we honor our deceased loved ones by inscribing their names in the “Book of Life” beginning on All Saints Day, November 1st, through the Sunday of Christ the King, November 22nd. Parishioners are invited to share the names of those who have died within the past year or who have never been inscribed in the book. Those names will then be included in The Book of Life in each church.
As you may have noticed, our bulletin looks a little different. We recently switched to Pilot Printing. Due to the changeover, the bulletin may be temporarily unavailable on the old websites, but you may access it here. It is now available on the new website atpilgrimcatholiccollaborative.org
Thanksgiving Holiday Meal requests being accepted through Nov. 12th
Spotlight on Social Justice Convocation
REMINDER: Our Collaborative’s Social Justice Ministry invites you to attend ‘Let Us Dream’, the Social Justice Convocation of the Archdiocese of Boston, a virtual gathering on Saturday, November 13, 2021, from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. For more information about the Convocation and the Archdiocesan Social Justice Ministry, go to www.bostoncatholic.org/socialjusticeministry or, write to socialjustice@rcab.
The Plymouth Knights of Columbus Council 1190 will proudly partner with the American Red Cross to hold what we expect to be the first of many blood drives on Wednesday, November 17th from 1:00 PM - 6:00 PM at the Parish Center.
An estimated 38 percent of Americans are eligible to give blood or platelets, but of those, less than 10 percent actually donate each year. If you are healthy and eligible, please come out to donate. Most donations take about an hour, so book your appointment, roll up your sleeve and become a part of this life saving mission
Drive Date: Wednesday, November 17, 2021
Drive Times: 1:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Drive Place: St Peter's Parish Center,
10 Memorial Dr, Plymouth
Sign up at RedCrossBlood.org by searching zip code 02360 and date 11/17
Amelia May Fall, John Robert Walrath, Brooks Andrew Morey, Lilith Isabella Rezendes, Benjamin Andrew Latosek and Eva Valerie Vicino became new creations in Jesus Christ and became Priests, Prophets and Kings unto Eternal Life as they were joyfully baptized at St. Peter Church November 7. Ava Grace Eno was baptized at St. Kateri Parish as well. Please welcome these new creations in Christ Jesus.
A Mass Celebrating the Initiation of the Synodal Way