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.
PARTNERS IN CHARITY APPEAL
is now in progress. Our parish goal this year is
As of Monday Noon, our
parishioners have donated
$16,425.00. All are
encouraged to use a pledge donation
over a 10 month period. Pledges made over time consistently
enable people to provide a more generous total donation.
the pledge donation this year. Donations can be made via the
offertory collection, by mail, or by
where your gift will be credited to our parish and where a
special search tool for "Matching Gifts" has been imbedded into
the website for donors to see if their employer will match their
gifts. If your company will match your gift, the appropriate
form and regulations can be downloaded by the donor
It is important that
donor gets the appropriate
form to our parish at the same time of the gift. May our parish
continue to support the works of this worthy appeal.
LENTEN WEEKDAY LITURGY SCHEDULE
is as follows: Mondays at 5:30 PM, Tuesdays at 7:00 PM, and
Wednesdays at 9:00 AM. On Fridays,
the Stations of the Cross reflections will be held at 7:00 PM.
The Sacrament of Reconciliation
will be available starting at 6:30 PM on Tuesdays before Mass.
Please phone the rectory at (978) 365-6582, during inclement
Friday, April 18th,
Stations of the Cross 3:00 PM &
Friday, April 18th,
Veneration of the Cross 7:00 PM
Service of Light and Mass, Saturday, April 19th,
April 20th, Masses:
8:00 AM & 10:30 AM
REPRINTED FROM DIOCESAN
from meat is to be observed by all Catholics fourteen
years of age and older on Ash
Wednesday, Good Friday and all the Fridays of Lent.
...is to be observed by all Catholics who are eighteen (18)
years 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
the Rosary is said at 5:00 PM; Marian Novena at 5:15 PM;
followed by Mass at 5:30 PM.
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
Frank Mitchell at (978)
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.
the Rosary is said at 5:00 PM; Marian Novena at 5:15 PM
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
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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
Discover what every couple needs to know,
and what every woman has a right to know. The Creighton Model
Fertility Care System helps married couples mutually value,
respect and understand their combined fertility by promoting
shared responsibility and marital bonding. This natural system
for planning and avoiding pregnancy, views children as gifts and
empowers women to manage PMS, Menopause, Infertility, and other
health problems. For more information or to sign up for a free
introductory session, phone
Barbara Meier, RN, FCPI at
the Fallon Clinic in Fitchburg at
(978) 343-2775 or (609) 457-0108. Please obtain more information
which is available at the church entrances.