The 2012 Catholic Appeal-Living our Faith Together
Our Parish will join with the other 287 Parishes in the Archdiocese
of Boston to participate in the 2012 Catholic Appeal.  The annual effort directly supports the
50 ministries that benefit hundreds of pastoral, charitable and educational programs.  This worthwhile
effort is the most effective way for our Parish to join in the Church's universal work of caring for
those among us who are in need.  At every Mass during Appeal weekend, we will be asked to pledge our support for this year's Appeal.  Please prayerfully consider how God is calling you to be Good Samaritan through your support of the Catholic Appeal.  For more information about the Catholic Appeal or to makes a pledge to our Parish campaign, please visit
Sunday Morning Religion Classes begin-Sunday, September 23rd
The Sunday Morning Religion Class Program for this year begins with an OPENING MASS
ON SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 23RD AT THE 9AM MASS.  A collation for the Students, Parents and Family Members will follow the Mass in the Bishop Lawton Hall.  The formal Religious Education Classes begin on Sunday, September 30th for Grades One through Grade Eight folloing the Sunday 9AM Mass.
Christmas Gifts for Homeless Veterans
Again this year the Parish is conducting a Christmas Giving Program
for the Veterans Shelter on Court Street, Boston that shelters homeless Veterans.
Useable hats, socks and mittens-these four items are in great demand
during the cold months of winter.  Those of you who may wish to assist
in this Christmas Giving Program can drop your gifts in the Basket at the Ushers Table
at all the Masses on the weekend of December 1st and 2nd.
Dinner with Santa - Friday, December 7th
On Friday, December 7th, the children of the Parish are invited to Dinner with Santa
from 6-8PM in the Bishop Lawton Hall.  Registration Forms are available at the Ushers Table
and Rectory and MUST BE RETURNED BY, DECEMBER 2ND with a $5.00 fee per child.
Dinner will be provided with crafts, pictures with Santa and surprises.  We will also offer
a Christmas Shop for the children to purchase Christmas gifts.
Outings Sponsored by the Parish Social Club
The Saint Francis de Sales Parish Social Club is sponsoring a bus trip to the Festival of Lights at Lasallette Shrine on Sunday, December 2nd.  The bus will leave from the Church at 4PM and will return around 9PM.  There is no cost for this trip.  If you would like to attend, please sign your name, telephone number and number attending on the sign-up shhet at the Ushers tables by October 28th.
The social Club has purchased 28 tickets for Christmastime Show at the Reagle Players in Waltham for the 5PM show on Sunday, December 9th.  The bus will leave from the Church at 4pm.  Tickets are $36.00  each.  Please contact Joan at the Rectory to reserve your seat and make checks payable to Saint Francis de Sales Social Club.


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