Pastor's Blog - March 29, 2015

Palm Sunday

News and Notes:  Join us for the Easter Triduum beginning this Thursday evening with the Mass of the Lord’s Supper at SMG (7PM), with the Presentation of the Holy Oils, the Washing of Feet and Eucharistic Procession  followed by Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament until 9PM.  We will celebrate the Stations of the Cross on Good Friday at OLA (3PM), and the Liturgy of the Passion of the Lord (with the Proclamation of the Passion according to St. John, the praying of the General Intercessions, the Veneration of the Cross and distribution of Holy Communion) that evening at SMG (7PM).  This year we will celebrate the Easter Vigil at OLA (7PM) with the Lighting of the Easter Fire and Paschal Candle, the extended Liturgy of the Word, the Liturgy of Baptism and Confirmation, and the Liturgy of the Eucharist.  The schedule for the Easter Sunday Masses is listed elsewhere in the bulletin.  Thanks to all who are contributing to the Winter Relief Fund in both parishes.  Once again today, the funds from second collection at all the Masses will help us recover from the severe impact on our finances of the snow/ice removal and leak repair bills this winter.  Your generosity is greatly appreciated.  The one and only collection taken up at all the Easter Masses next weekend will be taken up to support of the retirement, financial and medical needs of the priests of the Archdiocese.  On behalf of all the priests who have served you over the years, Fr. Tony and I offer our sincere thanks for your kind offering to this collection.  We are blessed to serve as your parish priests in the Lynnfield Catholic Collaborative.  Our whole Pastoral Team wishes you a prayerful and spiritually fruitful Holy Week!