Upcoming Beverly Catholic Youth Ministry Events – Month of June

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High School Youth Ministry
JUNE
12th YM Night 6:00=8:00pm
25th Footebros Canoe Trip! 10:30-2:00pm
*Permission Slip Needed
*Deadline to sign up: June 15th

Middle School Youth Ministry
JUNE
2nd YM Night – 6:30-8:00pm
16th YM Night – 6:30-8:00pm
25th Footebros Canoe Trip! 10:30-2:00pm
*Permission Slip Needed
* Deadline to sign up: June 15th

Please contact Stephanie O’Connell, beverlyyouthministry@gmail.com for more information. For our complete summer schedule please click here.

Amoris Laetitia Series

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Please join us for a 4 part series on Pope Francis’ recent Post-Synodal Exhortation “The Joy of Love.” The sessions will be led by Fr. Karlo and David Bearse.

We will be meeting on Monday nights from 7-8pm at the Conference Room in the Collaborative Offices (St. John’s Rectory)

June 6
June 13
June 20
June 27

To register please contact David Bearse at evangelization@beverlycatholic.com or 978-922-0113.

St. Mary Star of the Sea Church – 10:45am Mass – Corpus Christi Sunday 5/29

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Our celebrant for the 10:45am Mass will be newly ordained priest Fr. Thomas Gignac who many will remember as a parishioner here at St. Mary’s before his six years of seminary formation.
Fr. Gignac will be leading a Eucharistic Procession that begins at the conclusion of Mass.
There will be a light reception in the Lower Church immediately following the Procession.

Lynch Scholarship

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Lynch Scholarship

The Lynch Scholarship, established in memory of William A. Lynch, offers scholarship money to young parishioners who are furthering their education at college or university. To qualify, applicants must: 1) be a Saint John or Saint Mary graduate, 2) participate in the church and community, and 3) excel academically. Contact Evangeline Egizi at egizi@smsbeverly.com or (978)998-6848 to obtain a scholarship application. Completed applications must be received at the Saint Mary School office by 2:00 PM on Friday, May 20th.

A Letter from the St. Mary Star of the Sea Parish Finance Council

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Dear Parishioners:

Saint Mary’s School and St. John the Evangelist School are unifying to create the Saints Academy, which will open in September on the St. John’s campus. A question on the mind of many Parishioners is: what is to become of the St. Mary’s School building? The Parish Finance Council recognizes this as an important question, and would like to share the available information. It is important to stress that no final decisions have been made.

The Parish Finance Council is carefully reviewing the challenges and opportunities we have as a parish. First, the Parish will now have two buildings, the school and the convent, which will be significantly underutilized. Although sad, it is necessary to recognize that the convent is not needed to house a religious community, nor is it likely that the school building will again house a school.

Second, though these buildings provide the Parish with space for religious education, meetings and social activities, to continue to operate the buildings for only these purposes would require significant expense. The Parish incurred operating costs for both buildings of $77,193 in 2014 and $78,701 in 2015. The school building is ninety years old and the convent is fifty five years old. Both are in need of extensive repairs and capital investment.

Third, the Finance Council recognizes that it is essential that the Parish have accessible, safe and adequate space for religious education, meetings, and social activities. The Finance Council is committed to identifying the best possible solutions. This process will include parishioner input.

Fourth, it is important to honor the legacy of our forbearers who built St. Mary’s School, and all those who have been committed to providing excellent and affordable Catholic education in our community. For these reasons, Fr. Mahoney in consultation with the Parish Finance Council has decided that it would be prudent to seek permission from the Archdiocese to explore the sale of the school and convent buildings with the intent to reinvest the proceeds to satisfy these Parish needs and goals.

St. Mary Star of the Sea is a faith-filled and vibrant parish community. We need to plan for the future, for our children and for future generations of parishioners. We have before us great challenge and opportunity. Please know that we are committed to having a responsible process and to keeping the Parish well informed. Please feel free to contact us with any questions you may have.

Respectfully, Saint Mary Star of the Sea Parish Finance Council.

Carol Augulewicz, George Binns, Ellen Hutchinson, Ellen Moloney, Paul Mulligan and Ron Zabilski

Stella Concert Series – Friday April 29 at 7pm St. Mary Star of the Sea Church

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On Friday, April 29 at 7pm the inaugural season of the Stella Concert Series draws to a close with this wonderful event featuring the combined choirs and soloists of St. Mary Star of the Sea and St. Adelaides, performing sacred choral masterworks with full orchestra under the direction of St. Mary’s Music Director Patrick Valentino.

Program features Mozart’s Ave Verum Corpus and Laudate Dominum, Faure’s Cantique de Jean Racine, and concludes with Vivaldi’s magnificent Gloria in D. This concert is free and open to the public, donations welcome.

This concert will be repeated on April 30 at St. Adelaides (708 Lowell St. Peabody) at 7pm as well.

Lynch Scholarship

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The Lynch Scholarship, established in memory of William A. Lynch, offers scholarship money to young parishioners who are furthering their education at a college or university. To qualify, applicants must: 1) be a Saint John or Saint Mary graduate, 2) participate in the church and community, and 3) excel academically. Contact Evangeline Egizi at egizi@smsbeverly.com or (978)998-6848 to obtain a scholarship application. Completed applications must be received at the Saint Mary School office by 2:00 PM on Friday, May 20th.