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Christ the King Parish
St. John the Evangelist Church
72 South Main Street
Sacred Heart Church
52 Pleasant St
PO Box 2756, Concord, NH 03302-2756
[email protected]
St. Peter Church
135 N State St
Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time
Dt 18: 15-20
1 Cor 7: 32-35
Mk 1: 21-28
Saturday: 4 PM
Sunday: 7 AM
9 AM
11 AM
7 PM
7 AM, 9 AM, 12:10 PM, 7 PM
12:10 PM
5:30 PM
Wednesday 7 AM & 12:10 PM
Thursday 5:30 PM
7 AM & 12:10 PM
Tuesday and Thursday
4:45-5:15 PM
2:30-3:45 PM
Rev. Richard Roberge, Pastor
Rev. George Desjardins, Assisting Retired Priest
Deacon Winton DeRosia Deacon Bill Lavallee
Catholic News
World Meeting of Families Pilgrimage and Papal Mass
The Diocese of Manchester is sponsoring a pilgrimage to the World Meeting of Families, to be held in Philadelphia, PA, from September 22 to 27,
2015. Participants from around the U.S. and the world will convene to explore the critical role the family plays in society and to give families, and
those who minister to families, opportunities to talk about the challenges
and blessings that all families have. Pope Francis will visit Philadelphia and
celebrate a public Mass on Sunday, September 27. For information and
pilgrimage details go to the diocesan website (
Parish News
January 24-25, 2015
$ 11,095.00
This weekend the Special Collections will be for the parish Food Pantry and for Diocesan Catholic School Education.
This Catholic School Collection is taken to
assist the parish in funding it’s financial
support of Catholic elementary and junior
high school.
If you would like a record of your contributions
from 2014, please contact Kathy at
[email protected] or 224-2328, ext. 101.
Children ages 6-13 are invited to
sing in an Easter Children's
Choir. This group will sing alongside the Unity Choir at the Easter morning 11AM Mass. We will
meet Thursdays at 6:45PM in St.
John's Church, starting
on February 19th. Please contact Ruth
Judd at [email protected] for more
Year of Consecrated Life
Together let us thank the Father, who called
us to follow Jesus by fully embracing the
Gospel and serving the Church, and poured
into our hearts the Holy Spirit, the source of
our joy and our witness to God’s love and
mercy before the world.” (Pope Francis)
Come see the gift that is worth celebrating!
Fourth Sunday of Ordinary Time
February 1, 2015
(Music Issue)
Gloria... #861 Alleluia... #862 Holy, Holy.. #864
We proclaim your death… #865 Lamb of God… # 869
The Lord’s Prayer will be sung p. 105 (M)
Responsorial Psalm: If today you hear his voice harden
not your hearts
Hymns: Missalette (M) Music Issue (MI) Voices (V)
Entrance: # 547 (MI) Glory and Praise to Our God
Offertory: # 414 (MI) In Christ Alone
Communion: # 475 (MI) The Lord is My Hope
Recessional: # 423 (MI) How Great Thou Art
7pm Mass only:
Entrance: # 324 (V) Open the Eyes of My Heart
Recessional: # 254 (V) Forever Will I Sing
St. Blaise and the Blessing of Throats
Stephen Ministers are members of Christ the
King Parish who have been through extensive
training and provide confidential, one-to-one,
Christian care to people who are experiencing a
difficult time. They listen, care, encourage,
pray, and provide weekly support for as long as the need
persists. If someone you know is hurting, find out more
about Stephen Ministry by talking with one of our Stephen
Leaders: William Beall at 568-5689, Mike Lucio at 7316975 or Susan Rock at 774-6472. Our Stephen Ministers
are ready to bring God’s love and care to those in need.
Catholic Speaker Series - The Nature of Beauty and
Sacred Music
Thursday, March 5, 7pm
Come hear Dr. George Harne, president of The College of St.
Mary Magdalen, speak on "The Nature of Beauty and Sacred
Music" at the St. John Activity Center. Dr. Harne received
his Ph.D from Princeton University in Musicology and is a
convert to the Catholic faith.
In remembrance of the Feast of St.
Blaise, February 3rd, the blessing of
the throats will take place after all of
the Masses this weekend.
"Through the intercession of St. Blase, bishop and martyr, may God deliver you from every disease of the throat and from
every other illness: In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit" (Book of Blessings #1633).
Two candles crossed and placed against the throat is what many of us remember from childhood. Who was the saint that we
remember each year?
He was a bishop in Sebastea, Armenia, in the early part of the fourth century. He was martyred in AD 316. Even though
Christianity was legalized by the Edict of Constantine in 311, religious persecution was still raging in Eastern Europe. As
the myth is told, he had fled to the countryside and was living peacefully with the wild animals. Some hunters came upon
his cave and found in kneeling in prayer with all the lions and wolves and other wild animals sitting by his side. The hunters
bound him and took him to prison. On the way a woman presented her son to Bishop Blaise for him to heal him, he had a
fish bone stuck in his throat. Upon Blaise's blessing, the boy coughed up the fish bone.
Bishop Blaise eventually was killed for not worshipping the pagan gods of the region, and the story of Bishop Blaise's healing of the young boy became legend. His saint day in the Roman Church is February 3 and on February 11 in the Eastern
Church. Remember the faith of this saint each year and pray for blessings upon those who suffer from throat ailments.
Moreover, always remember this blessing is a sign of our faith in God's protection and love for us and for the sick, and for
those who need our prayers.
Mass of Reparation Society
Christ calls us to join him in the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass, in which his perfect sacrifice
of the Cross is perpetuated and offered for our sake to God the Father. Christ’s heart is
saddened as Mass Attendance in Europe and North America has dropped to an all-time
low. As Catholics we have an obligation to pray that our brothers and sisters return to
the regular reception of Christ’s Sacraments, so that all can give proper glory and honor
to God. There is no better way to do this, and to console Christ’s heart than to voluntarily attend Mass when we have no obligation to do so. By attending an extra Mass, we
show Christ that we voluntarily respond to his call to participate in his Sacrifice to the
Father. The devotion of the Mass of Reparation was approved by Pope Leo XIII in 1886,
and calls for its devotees to only attend an extra Sunday or daily Mass to ask Christ’s forgiveness for
those who do not fulfill their Sunday obligation, and to pray for greater Mass attendance. If you are
willing to make a commitment to attend an extra Mass for this purpose, once a week, once a month
or once a year, please join the Mass of Reparation Society in our parish. Please call Sean Magee
at 718-288-3274 or email him at [email protected] for further information.
Spiritual Enrichment Opportunities
2nd Annual Catholic Literature
Saturday, April 11, 9:30am-4:00pm
Bishop Brady High School
This conference, co-sponsored by Christ
the King Parish and The Thomas More
College of Liberal Arts, is a wonderful
opportunity to hear internationallyacclaimed speakers talk on the subject of literature and
faith. Our theme this year is "Sin and Mercy". Tickets are
$15 until April 1st ($20 after) and include lunch. It's a
steal! Tickets are available by visiting the parish website
or calling the parish office.
Speakers and talks:
Dr. Thomas Howard - Brideshead Revisited: A Novel of
Dr. Duane Bruce - Sin and Mercy in Flannery O'Connor's Wise Blood
Dr. Anthony Esolen - The Love Whose Name at Last I
Know: Francois Mauriac's Viper's Tangle
Prof. Joseph Pearce - Sin and Mercy in Shakespeare
St. Padre Pio Perpetual Eucharistic Adoration
Chapel, Capital Deanery, Concord
Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish Campus
Our hours are reaching a critical level again. Please
consider spending an hour with our Lord and God!
Our open hours:
Sunday: 8 AM
Monday: Midnight, 1 AM, 4 AM, 12 PM
Tuesday: 4 AM, 10 PM
Wednesday: 4 AM, 2PM, 5 PM
Thursday: Noon
Friday: 1 AM, 2 AM, 5 AM, 8 PM
Saturday: 2 AM, 1 PM, 7 PM
For more information please feel free to contact Eric
and Kathy Vincello at: 229-1359, or
[email protected]
"Pray, Hope and Don't Worry", St. Padre Pio
"Forward always forward", St. Benedict
Men of St. Joseph Mass and Breakfast
Bishop Peter A. Libasci invites all men of the Diocese to
honor our Patron, St. Joseph, at a special Mass and breakfast on Saturday, March 14, 2015 at St. Joseph Cathedral
in Manchester. Seating for Mass is open, and no registration is required. Seating for breakfast is limited to the first
250 registrants. Register on-line
at and the cost is
$9.00. For more information contact Bill Donroe at 4326066 or [email protected]
2015 Saint Martin de Porres Award
Call for Nominations - Deadline February 20, 2015
The Guild of Catholic Healthcare Professionals currently is accepting nominations for the Saint Martin de Porres
Award, which recognizes an individual
who has exemplified the virtues of Catholic healthcare in her or his career as a
healthcare professional. The recipient
will be recognized following the annual White Mass on
April 22, 2015. Nominations are due by February 20, 2015.
For more information, visit
On Thursday, March 5th at 7pm at Immaculate Heart
of Mary Church in Concord, the Very Reverend Raymond Ball, V.F. will be installed as Dean of the Capital
Deanery at a Mass celebrated by Bishop Peter Libasci,
Bishop of Manchester. All priests, deacons, religious,
parish staff and lay faithful are invited to this special
Annual Lenten Morning Reflection Breakfast
for Catholic Women The NH Diocesan Council of Catholic
Women invite all the women of the Diocese to a Lenten
Morning Reflection Breakfast on Saturday, March 7, 2015
from 8:00 a.m. to noon at St. Mary Parish in Rochester. Presenter Soha Menassa, Project Manager for Catholic Relief
Services Lebanon, will tell stories of how Catholics are helping Syrians in the midst of the humanitarian crisis in their
country and in neighboring countries. The morning includes
Rosary, breakfast, and the presentation. Register online at Cost is $10. For more
information contact Mary Ellen Mahon
at [email protected] or (603) 663-0159
Centering Prayer Workshop
A Workshop on Centering Prayer will take place in the Immaculate Heart of Mary Church Hall, 180 Loudon Rd. in Concord NH,
on Sat. Feb 7 from 10am-12noon. (Snow Date: Sun. Feb. 15
from 2-4pm). No cost! Learn about and experience the practice
of centering prayer, a meditative form of Christian faith that can
be incorporated into daily life; and a way to prepare oneself for
the Lenten journey. It is for anyone interested in deepening their
relationship with God and others. Put on by Nancy Nichols
Kearns, Chair of Contemplative Outreach of Boston. Further Info: and: www.contempl
"Spirituality of Imperfection" Day of Reflection: Attention Catholic Lawyers: On Saturday, February 21, 2015, the
Catholic Lawyers Guild of NH will sponsor a Day of Reflection, entitled “Spirituality of Imperfection” in the lower church
at St. Anselm College beginning at 9:30 a.m. and ending by 3:00 p.m. at a cost of $20 (which includes lunch). Rev. John
Fortin, OSB, Ph.D., currently the Superintendent of Catholic Schools who has served as a professor and author of books and
articles in scholarly journals, will lead the retreat. For more information and to RSVP please contact Tom Hammond at
[email protected] or 603-661-1590 by February 10.
Volunteer Opportunities, Community Needs and Events
Pilgrimage to Rome October 6-15, 2015
Fr. Don Clinton and Fr. Patrick Gilbert are
leading a Pilgrimage to Rome from October
6 to the 15, sponsored by Canterbury Tours.
The trip includes visits to Assisi, Sienna
and Florence. The cost is $3775.00. If you
are interested, please contact [email protected] for an application
brochure or call them at 1-800-653-0017.
In today’s second reading St Paul talks about the fact that married couples have to deal with the anxieties of the world. Sometimes those stresses can really have a negative impact on our
marriages. Get away from all those worldly anxieties and take
time to just focus on God and each other by making a Worldwide
Marriage Encounter Weekend. The next Worldwide Marriage Encounter Weekends are March 13 - 15, 2015 and May 19 - 21,
2015. For more information call Jim and Elaine Richard at 1-800
-710-WWME or visit our webpage at
RESCHEDULED! Concord Knights of Columbus Sweetheart Social
Treat your sweetheart to a special night out. The K of C Council #112 will be hosting a Sweetheart Social and “The Not So Newlywed Game” on the rescheduled date of Saturday evening,
February 14. How well do you and your sweetheart know each other after all these years? The
audience and contestants will share lots of laughs as 3 couples will compete for the “Not So
Newlywed” champion title.
Doors open at 6:00pm, a steak and chicken dinner will be served at 6:30, followed by “The Not So Newlywed Game”. The
evening will be held at the Council Home, 52 Bradley St, Concord. Price for the meal will be $10 per person. This is our
only adults only social.
We hope you can join us for an exciting and entertaining evening. Reservations are required, please RSVP to Bob
Nadeau by February 11 at 783-6043 or [email protected] to reserve your space or with any questions.
Holy Family Academy, a private school located in Manchester, provides a
classical education in the Roman Catholic tradition for students in grades 712. The Academy will hold a winter open house for prospective students on
Sunday, February 8th at 2 PM. We will also be hosting Come and See Days
during the week of February 9th through February 13th from 8 AM to 3
PM. Interested students will have the opportunity to learn more about the
Academy by interacting with our faculty and students. Come and hear
about the Academy’s program of excellence in classical education and solid
formation in the Catholic Faith. We are currently accepting qualified students in grades 7-12 for the 2015-2016 academic year. For more information call 644-7247.
Friday, February 20th: Children’s Basketball Free Throw Competition. Boys and
Girls ages 9 – 14 are invited to participate in
this free event. Free t-shirts to participating
Start time is 6:00pm, Concord Boys & Girls
Club, 55 Bradley Street. Please contact Matt
Cyr 219-6920 or [email protected] to sign
-up or for more information.
Kid’s Corner
Jesus Drives Out an Unclean Spirit
In their synagogue was a
man with an unclean
spirit; he cried out,
“What have you to do
with us, Jesus of Nazareth? Have you come to
destroy us? I know who
you are--the Holy One
of God!” Jesus rebuked
him and said, “Quiet!
Come out of him!” All
were amazed and asked
one another, "What is
this? A new teaching
with authority. He commands even the unclean
spirits and they obey
him." His fame spread
everywhere throughout
the whole region of Galilee. - Mk 1:23-25, 27-28
Saturday, January 31 Vigil: 4th Sunday in Ordinary Time
4 PM †Florence Marden by Joanne Spaulding
Intentions of Michael S. Wagner by his mother
Sunday, February 1
4th Sunday in Ordinary Time
7 AM People of Christ the King Parish
9 AM †Luis Corujo by John Thomas
†Eileen White by Eileen Wilcox
11 AM †Gertrude Snow, 9th Anniversary, by the family
7 PM †All Souls Day Mass Intentions
Monday, February 2
The Presentation of the Lord
12:10 PM †Souls in Purgatory
Tuesday, February 3
St. Blaise, St. Ansgar
5:30 PM †Mabel Cote by Sol & Cathy Asmar
Wednesday, February 4
7 AM †All Souls Day Mass Intentions
12:10 PM †All Souls Day Mass Intentions
Thursday, February 5
St. Agatha
5:30 PM †Estelle Lehoux by the Estate
†All Souls Day Mass Intentions
Friday, February 6
St. Paul Miki and Companions
7 AM †Halligan Family
†Mr. & Mrs. Donald Rousseau and Mr. & Mrs. J. Roy
by Paul & Carol Laliberte
12:10 PM †Joseph J. Ottolini, 1st Anniversary by his wife,
Lucille and family
Saturday, February 7 Vigil: 5th Sunday in Ordinary Time
4 PM †Helen Horangic by the family
Sunday, February 8
5th Sunday in Ordinary Time
7 AM
9 AM †Joe Balassone, Jr. by his wife, Marge
†Dr. Raymond Michael Griffin, 24th Anniversary by
his children Christine, Noreen and Michael
11 AM †Deceased members of Christ the King Parish
7 PM