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Evening of Healing & Intercessory Prayer

Cross and HeartEvening of Healing

Tuesday, January 18th, 2022
The Healing Center at Saint Florence Parish
47 Butler Avenue,
Wakefield, MA

Celebrant: Fr. Agustin Anda &
Fr. Thomas Reilly

6:00 pm Adoration, Rosary & Confession until 6:45 pm
7:00 pm Holy Mass with the Sacrament of the Sick
8:15 pm Opportunity for personal prayer

“Jesus healed the centurion’s servant from afar.” MT 8: 5-13
“Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today, and forever.” HEB 13: 8

For more information, please call the office at:

(Posted Jan 05, 2022)

Sisters of Providence

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Join the Sisters of Providence for song, quiet contemplation and inspired readings during the ecumenical Taizé Prayer in-person or livestream service from 7-8 p.m., Tuesday, February 8. Livestream links will be available at Taize.SistersofProvidence.org.

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About the Sisters of Providence

The Sisters of Providence, a Congregation of nearly 240 women religious, with more than 280 Providence Associates, collaborate with others to create a more just and hope-filled world through prayer, education, service and advocacy. The Sisters of Providence have their motherhouse at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, located just northwest of downtown Terre Haute, Ind., which is now listed in the National Register of Historic Places. Saint Mother Theodore Guerin founded the Sisters of Providence at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods in 1840. Today, Sisters of Providence minister in 13 states, the District of Columbia and Asia, through works of love, mercy and justice. More information about the Sisters of Providence and their ministries may be found at SistersofProvidence.org.

(Posted Jan 12, 2022)

God Wants to Do a New Thing

God is doing something newSt. Joseph Parish
Inner Healing Ministry offers a
Night of Healing Prayer

God Wants to Do a New Thing

Wednesday January 26, 2022
6:30-8:30 PM

Join Lisa Palmere as she gives this informative and healing talk. As we begin this New Year, many have made resolutions or intentions to eat better exercise more, and to take better care of ourselves. The most important is our spiritual well-being!

  • Are you feeling stuck in your present situation?
  • Do you feel a lack of you, contentment, or peace?

Maybe God is asking you to start something new today.

The question you need to ask your self is: What do I need to change today to get out of the rut I’m in? We will discuss how you get from paing and hurt to the fulfillment of what God has created you to be.

Don’t miss this time of reflection, restoration, and healing.

There will be a time of corporate prayer and quiet soaking prayer.
Trained prayer ministers will be available to pray with you.

If you have any questions, please call Lisa Palmere at 781-258-5380 or email [email protected].

Location: St. Joseph’s Parish, 173 Albion Street, Wakefield, MA 01880

(Posted Jan 12, 2022)

for 2022 Sunday Masses

Memorial FlowersEach weekend you have the opportunity to donate the weekend arrangement on the altar in memory of loved ones. The flower arrangement will be the one piece placed in front of the main altar.

The name of your loved one will be placed in the bulletin for that weekend. The parish makes arrangements for the flowers. The donation is $75.

Please call the parish office @ 781-438-0960 if you are interested in donating flowers for a particular weekend.

(Posted Jan 05, 2022)

The Baptism of the Lord

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As a young man marries a virgin,
your Builder shall marry you;
and as a bridegroom rejoices in his bride
so shall your God rejoice in You. (Is 62:5)


Proclaim his marvelous deeds to all the nations. (Ps 96)


But one and the same Spirit produces all of these,
distributing them individually to each
person as he wishes. (1 Cor 12:11)


Jesus did this as the beginning of his
signs at Cana in Galilee
and so revealed his glory,
and his disciples began to believe in him. (Jn 2:11)

Excerpts from the Lectionary for Mass ©2001, 1998, 1970 CCD
The English translation of Psalm Responses from Lectionary for Mass © 1968, 1981, 1987, International Commission on English in the Liturgy Corporation. All rights reserved.

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God Delights in Us


Encourage Deeper Understanding of Scripture

God delights in you. How do you feel when you hear that? Delight usually comes with an exuberant flow of joy that seemingly arises from one’s toes with the expression of great glee. Reflecting upon the deep measure of joy God has in us can be a source of joy for ourselves. Delight is infectious. A very young brother and sister were playing on the beach when the all too familiar ice cream truck made its daily rounds. The boy shook with excitement and delight as he took his sister’s hand and exclaimed, “The ice cream man is here, isn’t it great!” As they ran off toward the truck, one could hear the girl reply, “Yeah, I can’t wait!” The experience of a child’s delight in something so simple as ice cream, lifts our spirits from our burdens and transports us to the lighter, more innocent side of life.

Life is not meant to be a burden. Believe it or not, God actually wants us to be happy! In fact, the wedding feast at Cana shows us that God even puts His blessing on our happiness. It is okay to celebrate the wonder of ourselves and others. Life is good. It is always interesting to note that Jesus saves the good wine until last. You would think it would be the other way around. The superb quality of Jesus’ wine points to the superior quality of life we find in Christ. It is not a life of burdens but a life of wonder and delight! In Christ, we are lifted from the superficial and mundane to a life of purpose, hope, and love.

God is with us through the long haul, through the challenges and sorrows as well as the successes and accomplishments. In spite of the fact that we often wander from the path, God’s celebratory delight in us remains. As spouses are asked to remain faithful to each other through whatever life brings, God remains faithful too. This promise remains through this life and into the next. All we have to do is take the advice of Jesus’ mother to heart when she says, “Listen to him.” This wisdom saves us from foolishly giving in to the illusion that we can make better wine than Jesus.


(Posted Jan 12, 2022)

Spiritual Retreats for Grieving Parents

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Spiritual Retreats for Grieving Parents

Join Us!

A Catholic Ministry serving the spiritual needs of parents whose children of any age have died by any cause, no matter how long ago.

Losing a child under any circumstances is horrendous. Focusing on the spirituality of the grieving process can help tremendously.

Just as He comforted his grieving disciples on the road to Emmaus, Jesus comforts us and we comfort each other in this very special Catholic ministry.

With other Emmaus Parent Companions and Spiritual Leaders, find spiritual nourishment in a warm and loving place — to think, talk, feel and pray. Find compassion, rest and peace … at least for a time.


Space is limited! When maximum number is reached, registration will close. For more information or to register, see www.emfgp.org today!

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Learn more at www.emfgp.org or call (800) 919-9332

God Delights in Us

All are welcome


Coming Soon!

Feb. 5, 2022   9:30am-7:00pm
St. John the Evangelist Parish,
Wellesley, MA

Feb. 19, 2022   10:15am-3:30pm
Offered by the Archdioceses of New York and Boston and the Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston

March 8, 15, 22, 29, April 5   7:00pm-8:15pm
St. John the Evangelist Parish,
Wellesley, MA

March 12, 2022   9:30am-7:00pm
St. Mary’s, Morgantown, WV

April 2, 2022   9:30am-6:30pm
Our Lady of Lourdes, Carver, MA

May 14, 2022   9:30am-7:30pm
Our Lady of the Assumption
Beloit, WI


New retreats are often added.
Please keep checking

(Posted Jan 12, 2022)

Grow+Go ~ Second Sunday in Ordinary Time

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January 16, 2022 | Second Sunday in Ordinary Time

Is 62:1-5 | 1 Cor 12:4-11 | Jn 2:1-11
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It was several years ago now, but the scene is still vivid in my mind. My son stood confidently in front of the altar as the music rose in a crescendo and his bride stepped into sight. The love and joy he felt trickled down his cheek as she walked down the aisle. He broke into a smile as she joined him, and proudly took her hand to promise to become one with her forever. Isaiah writes: “As a bridegroom rejoices in his bride so shall your God rejoice in you.” Isaiah was talking about the nation of Israel, but God loves and rejoices in each of his children and wants us to know the joy of being loved by him. He generously shares his gifts with us, “different kinds of spiritual gifts but the same Spirit,” St. Paul explains to the Corinthians. All spiritual gifts come from God, and all are important and necessary: “To each individual, the manifestation of the Spirit is given for some benefit.” God’s gifts are distributed uniquely to each person to use in our own unique way to “announce his salvation, day after day,” and invite others to discover the joy of his great love.


You are a masterpiece! This message was conveyed at the camp our diocese held each year to help teens recognize that they are God’s beloved sons and daughters, called and gifted by the Holy Spirit to be missionary disciples. Discerning what our gifts are and how to use them can be challenging. The Gospel about the wedding at Cana offers an interesting guide. Mary tells the waiters, “Do whatever he tells you.” By reserving time for listening and not speaking during prayer, we can hear what Jesus is “telling” us. Jesus then says to the waiters, “Fill the jars with water.” We can “fill our jars” with the knowledge of how to live as disciples by reflecting on Scripture. Finally, Jesus tells the waiters, “Draw some out.” We can “draw” on his love for strength and courage when we need it, but more importantly, we are called to “draw some out” to share with others. In sharing the “good wine,” the Good News of Jesus Christ, others will begin to believe in him, too.

As the new year gets under way, devote time to discerning the unique spiritual gifts, or charisms, you have been given. Make time for silent prayer and reflecting on Scripture each day.

(Posted Jan 12, 2022)

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