YEAR OF THE EUCHARIST
Cardinal Sean has proclaimed a Year of the Eucharist so that we might grow in our understanding and appreciation of this great gift. The Catholic Church teaches that the bread and wine at Mass become the Body and Blood of Christ, and not merely symbols. Originally set to begin last Holy Thursday, this special year began with our patronal feast, Corpus Christi or the Body and Blood of Christ, and will continue until the Feast of Corpus Christi in 2021.
Planned activities will be forthcoming.
We continue following the directives of the Archdiocese and the Commonwealth of Massachusetts to limit any direct contact during Mass, or in any church gathering for that matter. This includes no gathering before or after Mass even in the parking lot. Masks must be worn in church. Communion must be received in the hand etc. At the present time the upper church can seat only 145, and the lower church 45.
Thanks to those who have mailed in their contributions to the parish, as well as those who have resumed their direct giving for the offertory and the current Spring Collection, $14,000 so far, compared to $10,000 last year! Thank you. If you will be away this summer, please remember that we still have bills for electric [a/c], a prorated gas bill, building and individual insurances, plus the loan for the new rectory/office furnace.
CATHOLIC APPEAL 2020
Everyone is looking for money! This includes the Archdiocese of Boston. As of July 6th, as a parish, we’ve contributed $8,757 or 31% of our Catholic Appeal 2020 assessment of $27,511. Remember this is no longer a “goal” but rather an assessment. So at present, we owe the Archdiocese some $19,000. Please consider giving to the “Appeal”, as well as to your parish. Thank you.
We are looking for a volunteer to “film” the 9:00am Sunday Mass in English. The 12:05pm English Masses on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Fridays are taped by Jesus Aponte and can be found on his youtube account.