Pastor's Blog - April 3, 2016

Divine Mercy Sunday

News and Notes:  Join us for a Divine Mercy prayer service on Sunday, April 3 at 4PM at OLA.  Thanks to all those who contributed their time, talent or treasure to make our celebration of the Easter Triduum so beautiful.  Special words of gratitude go to Jayson Cote, our musicians and singers for enhancing our liturgies through their music ministry.  We are also grateful to Fr. Tony, Francis Pham, Dan Whelan, Kathy Lucey, Donna Hegan, other parishioners and our florists for helping to decorate or otherwise prepare our churches so fittingly for Holy Week.  Thanks to Donna Delahanty for her invaluable support of our catechumens and candidates for their full Christian Initiation at the Easter Vigil.  Here is the latest update on the 2016 Catholic Appeal:  as of March 22, just a little over two weeks after the formal kickoff of this year’s Appeal, St. Maria Goretti parishioners had pledged $19,460, which is 70% of their goal of $27,797; and Our Lady of the Assumption parishioners had pledged $26,955, which is 49% of their goal of $54,938.  Needless to say, we are off to a flying start in meeting our respective fair share assessments for this current calendar year.  If you have not yet made a pledge, please fill out one of the pledge cards at the entrances of our churches or go to and make a pledge that you can fulfill anytime in 2016.  Thanks for your continued generous stewardship of your home parish and the wider Catholic Church in eastern Massachusetts.  Continued Easter blessings to all of you in the week ahead!