Pastor's Blog - March 31, 2019

The Fourth Sunday of Lent

News and Notes:

Catholic Appeal Update... As of March 11, OLA parishioners had pledged $22,405, which is 34% of their goal of $66,232; and SMG parishioners had pledged $13,070, which is 31% of their goal of $42,207.  Thanks to all who have made a pledge thus far.  For those who haven’t, please consider a pledge to support over 50 vital ministries of the Catholic Church in Eastern Massachusetts, and your own parish.  Once again this year, if our parishes exceed their respective fair share assessments, both will receive a rebate of up to 50% of the paid pledges above that figure.  Many thanks for your generous stewardship of our Church!

Disciples in Mission Survey... Please take a few moments to fill out a survey which will be in the pews of our churches this weekend and next.   The survey seeks your input on Disciples in Mission, the Archdiocesan Mission Statement that brought about the Collaborative model of parish life.  We are particularly interested in learning your thoughts about your experience of the Lynnfield Catholic Collaborative the last six years.

Join me in welcoming back Father Patrick Grode to celebrate Mass with us this weekend and blessings to all of you in the Lenten days ahead!