Saturday, December 30 – Sunday, January, 7th 2018

Happy New Year: 2018! Click here to download this week’s bulletin. Hope you all had a wonderful Christmas along with your family and friends. Here at the Parish the Christmas Vigil and Midnight masses were packed while the morning masses were scarcely attended most likely because of the inclement weather. The churches were and still are properly decorated for the occasion and the celebrations were well conducted by Fr. Claude, Fr. Michael Simone, SJ, Fr. Richard Martignetti, and me.

We wish to thank you for your prayers, cards, and other expressions of affection and support for our priestly ministry among you. You can be assured that all of you, your intentions and needs, known and unknown, are in our daily prayers. Monday, January 1, is the Solemnity of Mary Mother of God, and the World Day of Prayer for Peace. Though ordinarily it is a Holy Day of Obligation, the US Conference of Catholic Bishops decreed that when this Solemnity falls on Saturday or Monday, as it is the case this year, attending Mass is not mandatory. It is though warmly recommended to start a new year in the holiest possible way by attending Holy Mass and invoking the Mother of God to look over us and all those dear to us on this day consecrated to Her Divine Motherhood. To make it possible and easy, we have scheduled two late morning masses in the North End: 11 am at Saint Stephen and
12 noon at Saint Leonard.

O Mary, Mother of Jesus and our Mother, bless, protect, and defend your children who take refuge under your motherly mantle.