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Growth Through Grief Retreat for Fathers

Growth Through Grief Retreat for Fathers

November 6, 2021, 8am to 3pm
8am Breakfast
8:45 am Retreat begins

Miramar Retreat Center
121 Parks Street, Duxbury

Cost $50

RSVP to Karen Varrell at:
[email protected] or 617-746-5843

“I am the resurrection and the life; he who believes in me, though he dies, yet shall he live”
John 11:25

(Posted Oct 13, 2021)

Pregnancy Help Boston Logo
PREGNANCY HELP BOSTON

Pregnancy Help serves anyone facing crisis pregnancy situations. Our staff of nurses and case workers is trained to give individualized care to help you through this difficult time. Please contact us to discuss your situation and receive free support.

Our Services include:

  • Pregnancy Testing
  • Limited Obstetrical Ultrasound
  • Options Counseling
  • Supportive Services and Referrals
  • Ongoing Support

All services are free and strictly confidential.

For more information, go to call/text one of the numbers below, or visit their web site at https://pregnancyhelpboston.org/.

Boston - Call: 617-782-5151 or Text: 617-903-7960
Brockton - Call: 774-297-2233 or Text: 617-483-5589
Natick - Call: 508-651-0753 or Text: 508-728-2086

(Reposted Oct 13, 2021)

Eucharistic Adoration

Our Lord asked, “Could you not stay with me for even an hour?”

MonstrancePlease come and pray with us as we spend time in the divine presence of our Lord. Join Fr. Joe in Adoration of the Most Blessed Sacrament on Sunday, October 24, 2021 at 3:00 pm in the upper Church.

(Posted Oct 06, 2021)

Book of Remembrance

Open BookEach year at this time we make our Book of Remembrance available so you may inscribe the names of deceased loved ones you would like us to remember in prayer at the Mass of Remembrance on November 2nd when the celebrant will pray over the Book of Remembrance at the Mass commemorating the Feast of All Souls. If you are not currently attending Mass and would like to add a name, please call the Office (781-438-0960) and we will do it for you!

(Posted Oct 06, 2021)

Created in the Image of God

Signatures Needed

With the passage of the ROE Act (Remove Obstacles and Expand Abortion) last December, Massachusetts is now among the most pro-death states in the country having removed the existing state law mandating lifesaving medical care to be administered to a child who survives an abortion. The Massachusetts Newborns Protection Coalition is conducting a fall statewide signature campaign to place a question on the 2022 ballot ensuring life-saving medical care for babies born alive after a botched abortion. Next weekend, following all Masses we will be collecting signatures. If you believe that every newborn in MA deserves protection, please stop by the tables in the lobby and sign your name.

(Posted Oct 06, 2021)

Pregnancy Care Centers

There are MANY Pregnancy Care Centers that offer emotional and physical support to women facing life altering decisions about choosing life.

In the North Shore Area we have “The Pregnancy Care Center” at 496 Main Street in Haverhill, MA (Map) (978) 373-5700. They also have locations in Lawrence, MA at 124 Ames Street (Map) (978) 686-5124 and they provide help in Lowell, MA at 158 Mammoth Road (Map) (978) 746-8149. In addition, Your Options Medical Center provides support at 97 Broadway in Revere, MA (Map) (508) 251-9022. Each of these centers offer free and confidential services to women in need. They offer the following services:

  • Self-Administered Pregnancy Tests
  • Options education
  • Clothing, food and furnishings (for mother and child)
  • Ultrasound/OBGYN referrals
  • Parenting Support
  • Infant Care education
  • Community referrals and
  • Abortion Recovery Support.

These services are making a sincere effort to provide support, emotional as well as physical, to women who face an unplanned pregnancy.

(Reposted Oct 06, 2021)

Evening of Healing & Intercessory Prayer

Cross and HeartEvening of Healing
&
Intercessory
Prayer

Tuesday, October 26th, 2021
at
St. Florence Parish — 47 Butler Avenue,
Wakefield, MA
Celebrant: Fr. Jürgen Liias
Concelebrant: Fr. Thomas Reilly

Theme: Healing of Painful Memories

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:
781-245-2711

(Posted Oct 13, 2021)

Come and See Weekend

November 5th-7th, 2021

Come and See WeekendExperience an overnight weekend priestly immersion in a parish • Pray, learn, ask questions, meet seminarians & priests • Have fun, get to know other local Catholic men like yourself seeking their vocation • Encounter God

Host: St. John Parish
44 School Street
Quincy, MA 02169
Housing: Local Hotel

(Posted Oct 13, 2021)

St Andrew Dinner

St Andrew Dinner

(Posted Oct 06, 2021)

Grow+Go ~ Twenty-ninth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Grow and Go 2021 Oct 17
October 17, 2021 | Twenty-ninth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Is 53:10-11 | Heb 4:14-16 | Mk 10:35-45 or 10:42-45
Written by
THE
FAITHFUL
DISCIPLE

GROW - AS A DISCIPLE | PRAY, STUDY, ENGAGE, SERVE

What do we do best? Some of us might be math whizzes, others can send a golf ball exactly where we intend. How do we get there? Practice, natural talent, and a good coach or teacher. Following Jesus, though, is another matter entirely. As today’s readings remind us, we grow as Christians not by building ourselves up but by giving ourselves away. In Isaiah, we hear about the suffering servant who “did not come to be served but to serve and to give his life as a ransom for many.” That suffering servant is Jesus, who admonishes the Apostles as they jostle for position as his right-hand man. Ultimately, the greatest among them will be “a slave of all,” Jesus reminds them. His words challenge us to put as much energy and prayer into finding ways to better serve others as we do other areas of our lives. We can look to Jesus, Mary, St. Joseph, and all the saints as role models.

GO - EVANGELIZE | PRAYER, INVITATION, WITNESS, ACCOMPANIMENT

I bet most of us can think of a friend who seems like a natural “giver.” He shovels the neighbor’s walk without being asked. She sends flowers or a meal during a difficult time. Serving others can take so many forms, from a simple hug or phone call to volunteering at a soup kitchen. In today’s readings, Jesus invites us to bear witness to his sacrifice through humble service. It may not come naturally for all of us all the time, but that’s where God’s grace and the Holy Spirit come in. We can ask for the strength, creativity, flexibility – whatever we may lack – to recognize the needs around us and respond. Before we know it, our generosity will overflow and encourage others as they, too, seek to grow in Christian service.

ACTION
Watching the news or even scrolling through your social-media feed can be overwhelming at times. Instead of tuning out, find a small way to help – through prayer, a donation to a Catholic organization, or a phone call or card to a friend going through a difficult time.

(Posted Oct 13, 2021)

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