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Maureen Capistran coming to St. Theresa

Maureen Capistran coming to St. Theresa

Maureen CapistranSunday, October 22, 2023
2:00 PM

In 1989, Maureen began to experience episodes of demonic attacks that terrified her. Little did she realize at the time, she had been chosen by God for a specific purpose. God the Father gave Maureen many gifts including, healing, knowledge, and discernment to guide her in the mission.

Maureen will share her incredible story and will take questions.

We highly recommend reading Maureen's book before her visit.

My Little Star BookAbout Maureen:

  • Author of Heaven's Helper, "My Little Star".
  • Was trained by Jesus and the Blessed Mother for 3 years.
  • St. Michael the Archangel has guided her these past 20+ years.
  • Communicates with Heaven to help others.
Her book is available at the office at a discounted cost of $5. (We have a limited supply at the discounted price.) Proceeds from her book support the St. Raphael Healing Ministry. You can also find her book on Amazon.
(Posted Sep 27, 2023)

Wakefield Community Meals - October

Wakefield Community Meals - October

St. Joseph's Table
173 Albion Street | Wakefield

October 5, 2023
Meals distributed  5 - 5:30 PM | Hall closes at 6:00 PM
Grab-n-Go OR Sit-Down Dinner

  • Accessible by MBTA 137 Bus & Wakefield Commuter Rail
  • Pick up behind the Church in the Tuttle Street Lot

[email protected]

MBS Community Dinner
1155 Main Street | Wakefield

October 11, 2023 | 5 - 6 PM
Sit Down Dinner or Grab-n-Go Dinner

  • Accessible by MBTA 137 Bus
  • Pick up behind the Church in the Grove Street Lot

[email protected]

Emmanuel Episcopal Church
78 Water Street | Wakefield

October 17, 2023 | 5 PM

Sit-down Dinner served at Horizon House


First Parish Congregational Church
1 Church Street | Wakefield

October 21, 2023 | 9 - 10:30 AM

Community Breakfast
Clothing Closet

[email protected]

Shepherd’s Table Ministry
1 Church Street | Wakefield

October 23, 2023 | 5 - 6 PM

Clothing Closet
Community Dinner Grab n Go  or Sit-Down


(Posted Sep 27, 2023)

Grow+Go ~ Twenty-sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Grow and Go 2023 Oct 01
October 01, 2023 | Twenty-sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Ez 18:25-28 | Phil 2:1-11 | Mt 21:28-32
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I used to be something of a sugar fiend. So much so that one birthday, my then boyfriend (now husband) decided to forego flowers and bought me a jumbo-sized bag of Smarties candies instead. While I loved sugar, I eventually decided I didn’t love how it made me feel. Now older and wiser, I reach for vegetables more often. It’s not that I crave carrots, but I feel better eating healthy foods. It’s what God intends for my body. Similarly, God intends for our souls to follow the laws he has ordained. But sometimes life gets tough and we suffer terrible wrongs or are grieving, and we feel like the Israelites in today’s first reading, calling out, “The Lord’s way is not fair!” Well, thank God for that! How lost would we be, if God treated us “fairly.” Instead, he treats us with love and mercy; with justice. “He humbled himself, becoming obedient to the point of death, even death on a cross,” for us. If there is any encouragement in Christ, as Paul says, and we know there is, then being of the same mind and heart – attitude – of Christ, gets us through those moments of “unfair!” And we can follow Christ’s commands, knowing he loves us more than anyone else could love us, and more than we can ever love him.


It’s easy to talk a good game as Christians. We can all agree that it is right to feed the hungry, shelter the homeless, clothe the naked, visit the sick and imprisoned and bury the dead, as the Corporal Works of Mercy instruct us. But when it comes to actually doing those things – “humbly regard[ing] others as more important than [ourselves], each looking out not for his own interests, but also for those of others” – we can find all sorts of reasons not to. Maybe our days are too busy or maybe we feel just the tiniest bit resentful at the idea of sharing something we’ve worked hard to earn. However, our words don’t mean much without action. Jesus says as much in today’s Gospel. If we are like the son who says yes but then does not go to work in the vineyard, we are not doing our Father’s will. We are like the chief priests who are being bypassed on the way to heaven by “tax collectors and prostitutes” who heard the word of God and believed.

This week, let us look for ways to live out our faith. Rather than pray only with our words, let us pray with our actions. If you aren’t sure where to start, pay special consideration to the verses from the second reading, highlighted above: “Do nothing out of selfishness or out of vainglory; rather, humbly regard others as more important than yourselves, each looking out not for his own interests, but also for those of others.”

(Posted Sep 27, 2023)

Blessing of the Animals

Blessing of the AnimalsSave the date
Blessing of the Animals

Sunday, October 1, 2023
3:00 pm at the Grotto
Saint Patrick Church
All animals big & small welcome!

(Reposted Sep 27, 2023)

6-Week In-person Grief Support Group

Wednesday Evenings
September 20, 27, & October 4, 11, 18, 25
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Grief can be a challenging and painful experience and often the one who is grieving feels isolated – that no one understands what they are going through. If you are grieving the loss of a loved one, consider joining our 6-week grief support group where you may find healing through the experience of being with others who are also experiencing loss.

We will explore the grieving process and consider the spiritual elements of grief and healing grounded in Christian hope. Registration is required. For more information, please contact Diane McCarthy, Pastoral Associate, 781-438-0200 or [email protected].

(Reposted Sep 27, 2023)

Marian Retreat - 2023

Marian Retreat 2023 with QR code


[email protected]

(Reposted Sep 27, 2023)

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