Falling in Love with Jesus Parish Retreat

Please join us for a “one of a kind” Parish Retreat that will be solely driven by the Holy Spirit in all of us.
The “Falling in Love with Jesus” Retreat will begin on Friday, September 22, 2017 at 7:00pm and end at 9:00pm in our Church for Adoration and Reconciliation.
Then the following morning, Saturday, September 23, 2017 at 8:00am in the Pastoral Center for breakfast and will continue throughout the day with lunch and dinner provided until 8:00pm. Please reach out to the Rectory or stop by the Church for a registration form. May you be inspired by the Holy Sprit to join us.
Sign up as soon as possible as space is limited.

Meat Pies

It is time to start preparing for our autumn meat pie project, which will be here before we know it. Great publicity has increased the demand for orders. The project will run from Oct 11 – 13 Oct. 16-20, Oct. 23– 27 and Oct. 30-Nov 2. We need help from 7:00am – 5:00pm on the above dates. Please call Jim or Pat Wainwright at 547-8686. You can begin to place your orders now by calling the Rectory at 583-3467 from 8:00 – 4:00pm Monday – Friday. Cost is $3.50 for each pie. Order forms are also available at the church entrances. Orders are taken and filled on a first come first serve basis while supplies last. Order early!

A Biblical Walk Through The Mass

Do you understand the meaning behind the parts of the Mass? Not sure? Join us then for a Biblical Walk through the Mass on Thursday evening @ 6:30pm beginning October 5 through November 9. On this journey, we will study the biblical roots of the Mass. Through his book and video presentations, Dr. Edward Sri explores the roots of the words and gestures we experience at Mass and explains their profound significance. In this study, you will come to know and understand the Mass as never before, leading you to a richer, more fruitful worship experience. Look for information sheets at the church entrances.:

Sermon on The Mount

Monthly Spaghetti Dinner

Join us on the second Tuesday of every month between 4:30pm – 6:30pm in the St. John the Baptist Pastoral Center 201 Hubbard Street Ludlow

Cost is just $7 per person for adults and $4 for children 10 and under with a family cap for immediate household of $20.   We welcome NEW and current volunteers. If you can spare an hour or so please consider helping us. We need help on Monday at 6:00pm for set-up and Tuesday from 12:30pm on for making salads etc.

IMPORTANT NOTICE:

Beginning April 11, 2017 the cost for an individual dinner will increase to $7 per person (dine in or take out) with a family cap for immediate household of $20.

Cost for children under the age of 10 will remain the same at $4 each.

Vacation Bible School

Vacation Bible School – Mr. Peabody & Sherman & the Way Back Machine

July 31 – August 4, 2017 from 9:00 A.M. – 12:00 P.M.

VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL REGISTRATION FORM (one per child) located under Forms

Mail checks to St. Elizabeth Parish  181 Hubbard Street  Ludlow, MA 01056

EARLY BIRD REGISTRATION – $20; (before June 1)

JUNE 1 – JUNE 22, 2017 – $25

WALK INS – $30

Parish Picnic

Please join us for our annual parish picnic.

Mass will be at 11:00am under the pavilion. Food and games booths will open at noon.

Plenty of food, games and raffles. Fun for the entire family.

Free admission and parking.

Baptism

Dear Parents,

Congratulations! We rejoice with you as you look forward to and plan for your child’s Baptism. It is natural for you to want to give the very best to your child, and we are glad that providing for your child includes a deep concern for his/her spiritual life. The joy and peace that comes from a relationship with God is the best gift that your child could ever receive. Your child is fortunate to have you plan for his/her spiritual growth by making these preparations for Baptism. Baptism is considered the single most important religious moment in the life of a person. Our parish community wants your child to have a close relationship with God and we are committed to offering you all the help we can give. Our prayers are with your family

WHAT IS BAPTISM? 

“Baptism is the basis of the whole Christian life, the gateway to life in the Spirit, and the door which gives access to the other sacraments. Through Baptism we are freed from sin and reborn as children of God; we become members of Christ and are incorporated into the Church and made sharers in her mission…”   (Catechism of the Catholic Church, #1213) 

WHAT IS THE DONATION TO THE CHURCH?

Many parents and godparents inquire about a donation to the Church on the occasion of a child’s Baptism. Although there is no stipend requested, donations are gratefully accepted.

PARENTAL RESPONSIBILITIES:

When an adult is baptized, Baptism follows a rigorous period of instruction. In contrast, when a child is baptized, the Baptism precedes instruction. In light of this, the Church requires that parents give the assurance that, upon the child’s Baptism, the child will be given every benefit of Christian and Catholic upbringing. The primary responsibility of raising a child in the ways of faith rests with the parents. This obligation begins with Baptism and extends all the way into adulthood. Our parish is always happy to assist parents in their role as primary educators of their children in the ways of faith.

If parents are not able to give this assurance or make this solemn commitment to the Church, they should consider delaying Baptism until they are prepared to make a serious commitment to undertake these responsibilities 

PARISH RESPONSIBILITIES: 

Church law permits priests to baptize the children of parents who are active, registered for at least three months and practicing members of our Church. We require that all parents attend a preparation class prior to baptism. (see information below)

 GODPARENTS: 

  1. Godparents should be chosen by parents primarily to be good religious examples to their child and not because they want to bestow a family/social honor. Godparents will be asked to assist parents in teaching the child about the Christian faith and are required to provide an example of the Christian life. As representatives of the Christian community, Godparents give witness to the Good News of Jesus Christ, in word and example.
  2. The parish is responsible to make parents aware of the requirements concerning Godparents: (A) Only one male Godfather and one female Godmother should be chosen. (B) At least one Godparent must be a practicing Catholic (which means that he/she must have been baptized, received their Confirmation and First Communion and must be actively practicing their Catholic religion). (C) The birth mother or the father of a child are not permitted to serve as a Godparent.(D) Parents may choose one Godparent (Christian Witness) that is of another CHRISTIAN religion whom they determine will be a good example of Christian living for their child. (Canon Laws 872-874)

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OUR BAPTISMS ARE ALL @ 12:15 PM – RIGHT AFTER THE 11:00 A.M.

Classes are usually held on the Mondays prior to the baptism at 6:30 p.m.

(You must attend in order for your child to be baptized)

in the St. John the Baptist Pastoral Center 201 Hubbard Street  

 

DATES FOR BAPTISMS FOR 2017 @ St. Elizabeth Parish

June 25, 2017 – Class June 19

July 30, 2017 – Class July 10

 August 27, 2017 – Class August 21

September 24, 2017– Class Sept. 20 

October 29, 2017 – Class Oc. 23

November 26, 2017 – Class Nov.20

December – None (Advent)

Drive thru Dinner

DRIVE THRU DINNERS WILL BE BACK IN SEPTEMBER

No time to make dinner, tired of fast food? Looking for a great meal, fast and homemade? Drive thru dinner to the rescue! You can support the St. Elizabeth Youth Ministry, and feed your family a healthy delicious dinner by ordering from our monthly Drive thru Dinners.

All proceeds benefit the St. Elizabeth Youth Ministry.

Simply call Lisa @ 459-7435 or email at steyouthmin@gmail.com with your meal choice. Your meal will be ready to pick up between 4:00pm and 6:00pm. Cost for each dinner is $7.50, or a family meal deal (serves 4 mix and match) for $25.

Checks can be made out to St. Elizabeth Youth Ministry.

PLEASE ORDER BY NOON THE DAY BEFORE:

Thursday, September 7, 2017 The meal this month is: TBA