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Pastor’s Column for November 29

I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving Day Holiday. I spent a few days home in Arlington with my parents, and the three of us enjoyed the traditional dinner. I brought home two cakes from Veronica Sweetcakes, a yellow one…

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Pastor’s Column for November 22

I was sad that we were not able to have the Annual Cookie Walk this weekend, but hope to do so next November. Of course this means I won’t be able to commandeer your chocolate chip cookies and cinnamon sugar…

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Pastor’s Column for November 15

The beautiful artwork on the bulletin cover this week is the Madonna and Child and is featured this week as this coming Saturday, November 21st, is the Feast of the Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary. We will celebrate this…

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Pastor’s Column for November 8

The Archdiocese of Boston has recommended that all Churches keep their doors open during Mass throughout the winter months. They want to provide for everyone’s safety by having parishes maintain air circulation during Mass. Here in our parish we will…

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Pastor’s Column for November 1

This week the Church will be closed after the Sunday 7:00pm Mass and will be closed through Friday night. Living across from the ocean, we have to deal with a lot of corrosion on our mechanical systems. We need to…

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Pastor’s Column for October 25

I had a great retreat at St. Alphonsus Retreat Center in Long Branch, New Jersey. While I thought I was chosen as one of 50 priests (maximum occupancy) lucky enough to attend, I realized that that couldn’t be the case…

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Pastor’s Column for October 18

As I write this column I am preparing to head down to San Alphonsus Retreat House for my annual priest’s retreat. The retreat house is on the Jersey Shore and it’s nice to sit outside and pray while reflecting on…

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Pastor’s Column for October 11

I received a call from a parishioner who complained about a flag that was flying on the esplanade this past weekend, that read: **** YOUR FEELINGS Unfortunately, the words weren’t, but should have been, BLESS YOUR FEELINGS I am sorry…

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Pastor’s Column for October 4

This weekend we are taking contact information at each of the indoor Masses. Yes, along with the temperature check and masks. Thanks so much for your patience. When we ask for your first name and phone number we will store…

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Pastor’s Column for September 27

Each of you realize how cautious our parish’s approach to the Pandemic has been. I’m quite sure it is a bit annoying to have the many announcements before and during Mass relative to social distancing and other safety practices. It…

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