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Mainspring House, a homeless shelter in Boston, depends on bagged lunches to serve to hungry men, women and children who are unable to make it to specific meal times at The Table, the soup kitchen within the shelter. Volunteers will pack bagged lunches in the Bullock Center and deliver them to Mainspring House. This service opportunity is open to children as well as teens and adults. Volunteers are needed to prepare the lunches AND to donate food items. Click here to sign up for either or both.
With winter well upon us, please take note of our inclement weather policy. For Sunday morning Faith Formation classes, OLOS staff will make a decision by 8:15 a.m. regarding whether or not classes will be held. If they decide not to hold classes, a message will be posted here by 8:15 a.m. For Sunday evening and Wednesday evening Middle School and Confirmation Faith Formation classes, as well as other weekday evening activities, OLOS staff will make a decision by 4:00 p.m. and will post a notice of cancellation here. If there is no posted notification, classes will proceed as usual. Please check the parish website any morning with questionable weather. Please consider your particular circumstances when deciding whether or not to attend classes, if they are held. Your safety is most important to us!
Sunday ~ March 26th:
Reconcilation Service at 7:30PM
Palm Sunday ~ April 9th
7:30 AM, 8:45 AM and 11 AM
Holy Thursday ~ April 13th
9 AM Morning Prayer
7:30 PM Mass of the Lord's Supper
Good Friday ~ April 14th
9 AM Tenebrae Service
3 PM Good Friday-Passion of the Lord
Holy Saturday ~ April 15th
9 AM Morning Prayer
7:30 PM Easter Vigil Mass
Easter Sunday ~ April 16th
7:30 AM Mass
8:45 AM Mass in Church and O'Connell Hall
11 AM Mass in Church and O'Connell Hall
FOR MORE INFORMATION PLEASE CALL RECTORY OFFICE AT 781-784-2265
On Sunday, March 12th, Ellen McSweeney, Adjunct Professor of Political Science at Stonehill College and former Immigration Lawyer for the federal government offered an Adult Faith Formation Coffee Hour Presentation about the changing landscape of immigration policy and practice. In addition to offering an informative and thought-provoking presentation, she facilitated a discussion among attendees and suggested further reading and tools for education. Please check out the materials provided below!
Isolated in Essex: Punishing Immigrants Through Solitary Confinement
Office of the Inspector General Management Report
ESTABLISHED RESOURCES FOR IMMIGRATION ARTICLES AND INFORMATION
Immigration and the American Ideal Syllabus
All are welcome to attend a panel discussion on the use of solitary confinement as punishment of undocumented detainees with mental illnesses at Yale Divinity School on Monday, March 27th from 6-8 p.m. Panelists include Ellen McSweeney, J.D., Elizabeth Matos, J.D. and John Calvin, ex-detainee. Click here for more information.
The Church encourages all Catholics to celebrate the Sacrament of Reconciliation each Lent. Join us for a Reconciliation Service on Sunday, March 26th at 7:30 p.m. We will pray together and then several priests will be available for the Sacrament of Reconciliation. If you have never celebrated the sacrament, this is always a good time to do so.