If you are new to our community, we hope you have felt welcome.
If you are a visitor - we're glad you joined us! If you wish to
become a member of our parish family, simply fill out the blue
form available at the side entrances of the church and present
the form and introduce yourself to Fr. Tom. Additional
information will be provided at that time.
IF YOU ARE INTERESTED AND
HAVE THE TIME
in cooking the meals for Fr. Tom while he is recuperating,
please contact the rectory at (978) 365-6582.
"LENTEN STATIONS OF THE
begin on Friday, March 6th, at
REPRINTED FROM DIOCESAN GUIDELINES:
from meat is to be observed by all Catholics fourteen (14) years
of age and older on Ash Wednesday, Good Friday and all the
Fridays of Lent.
is to be observed by all Catholics who eighteen (18) years are
of age but not yet fifty-nine (59) years of age on Ash Wednesday
and Good Friday. Those who are bound to fast may take only one
full meal. Two smaller meals are permitted if necessary to
maintain strength according to one's needs, but eating solid
foods between meals is not permitted. Catholics should not
lightly excuse themselves from these prescribed Lenten
LENTEN FOOD DRIVE:
The 8th grade CCD class is asking for your help with
its nonperishable food drive throughout the season of Lent.
This is a chance for us to help those less fortunate than
ourselves. Each week during Lent, please bring non-perishable
food items (canned goods, rice, pasta, cereal, baby food, cake
mixes, etc.) to Mass and place them into the donation boxes
located at the entrances inside the church. The 8th
graders will collect food items each week and transport them to
the CARE food pantry at St. John's Parish in Clinton.
A LENTEN WORK OF CHARITY
will support the efforts of Crisis Pregnancy centers by hosting
a "Baby Shower" that will run the duration of Lent until Sun.,
March 29th. A playpen will be set up at the front
entrance of the church to hold donations of baby related items
for Visitation House and First Concern. See
postings at church entrances for a list of items most needed.
Any questions on assisting, please phone Irene Connor at
EASTER CHOIR REHEARSALS
will begin soon. Anyone interested in singing is welcome to join
the choirs. Senior Choir Rehearsals will meet each Sunday from
11:30 AM to 1:00 PM,
beginning March 1st. Junior
Choir members should see Jane
Burgoyne after one of the weekend
Masses, if they have not already.
you know our state has a Pro Life license plate?
Register for Your Choose Life License
The Choose Life license plate has arrived at local RMV branches!
This plate benefits pregnancy crisis centers, adoption resource
facilities, and baby "safe havens." Won't you help? Register for
your own Choose Life License Plate and then tell your friends,
your relatives, your co-workers to do the same. This plate
has been on the road since July 2010.
When you register for the plate, you pay
$40 more than your regular registration fee. $12 goes to pay for
the plate and $28 goes to Choose Life, Inc. which will
distribute it to the centers. Visit website
for more info.
Order online here:
We need your continued support -
If you have any questions, you can email
or call (781) 224-0404. You can also
contact Deacon Bob or Irene Connor from our parish at (978)
Choose Life, Inc. is a 501 (c) (3) nonprofit organization.
CATHOLIC CHARITIES HOMECARE PROGRAM
is looking for Aides to care for elders, in
Duties include light housekeeping, laundry and shopping. Paid
mileage reimbursement and a schedule to meet your
needs. Please phone Catholic Charities
Homecare Program at 1-800-649-4364.
about Long Term Care Options for yourself or a loved one?
is a free
service that assists people in making informed choices about
long term care services,
resources and supports. A goal of Options Counseling is to
individuals to remain in the community, safely and
independently. Who is eligible? People of
any age who have a disability; People
age 60 and over; Caregivers and family members. An
Options Counselor will work with you to: Explain long term
care services; Provide unbiased
information and decision support; Connect you to resources,
supports and services. An
Options Counselor can meet with you in the setting of your
choice — in your own home, at an
agency, hospital, rehabilitation or nursing facility, or
over the phone. To speak to an Options
Counselor, phone Montachusett Home Care at (978) 537-7411 or
the rectory office if you should move to a new location, change
your P.O. Box #, or if traveling for an extended period. This is
most helpful to the office and we in turn will inform the Lord,
wherever you are
To arrange an announced Mass, please call Eileen at the rectory
office at (978) 365-6582, as the Mass calendar is on her desk.
HOSPICE VOLUNTEERS NEEDED:
Do you have some time available each week that you could give in
a constructive, meaningful way? If so, than perhaps you would
make a good volunteer for Allegiance Hospice. Allegiance Hospice
is looking for volunteers to visit patients under hospice care
in nursing homes in Central Mass Area for a minimum of 1 hour a
week. Volunteers are formally trained and are a valued part of
the interdisciplinary team in serving patients at end of life.
If you are interested, please call
Lisa Trudell at
THERE IS AN ALTERNATIVE
to artificial methods of birth control and IVF. Learn about
FertilityCare, the new reproductive science that is 99%
effective to avoid pregnancy, highly effective to achieve
pregnancy and offers couples who are experiencing infertility
hope to achieve their dream of pregnancy without artificial
reproductive technologies. This is accomplished while following
the teachings of the Church. To learn more about the program,
contact Barbara Meier, RN, FCPI at (609) 457-0108 or
NATURAL FAMILY PLANNING