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Divine Mercy Sunday, April 11, 2021

The Feast of the Divine Mercy is celebrated today, and it concludes the Octave of Easter. Did you know that the feast is observed by Roman Catholics as well as some Anglican congregations? It is based on the devotion to…

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Easter Sunday, April 4, 2021

Today we celebrate the sealing of the Fourth Covenant between God and Humanity. This is a new and eternal covenant (agreement) between God and all people. Previous covenants were established with the Chosen people and the Jewish people; this covenant…

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Palm Sunday, March 28, 2021

Today we celebrate Palm Sunday, which marks Jesus’ entrance into Jerusalem. We enjoy the festiveness of this day and prepare for the solemn celebration of the Easter Triduum. His entire public ministry had as its mission, to reach Jerusalem. We…

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Fifth Sunday of Lent, March 21, 2021

 This is the Fifth Sunday in Lent and we continue to move closer to our Easter Celebration. Next week we will celebrate Palm Sunday, which will include reciting the Passion Story, and Palms will be distributed before the Drive-In Mass,…

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Fourth Sunday of Lent, March 14, 2021

Today we celebrate the 4th Sunday of Lent, “Laetare Sunday”, which gets its name from the traditional Latin entrance hymn, “Rejoice, O Jerusalem.” In Catholic Churches flowers may appear on the high altar and the organ may be played as…

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Third Sunday of Lent, March 7, 2021

As we enter into the Third Week of Lent, it’s time to remind everyone of our Easter Flowers Envelopes. This year, given the outside Drive-In Mass, I have ordered additional flowers-the order is with Kane’s Flower World in Danvers. We…

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Pastor’s Column for February 14, 2021

Happy Valentine’s Day to everyone. The holiday remembers the life of Saint Valentine of Rome who lived in Rome during the third century; his saint’s day has since the middles ages, been associated with the tradition of courtly love. His…

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Pastor’s Column for February 7, 2021

Pastor’s Column Last Sunday, so many of you brought bags of groceries to the rectory and church for the food pantry run by the three Catholic Parishes of Jamaica Plain and Roxbury! I normally greet people a half hour before…

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