A Letter from Our Pastor, Fr. Gary
Due to the COVID 19 Virus, we are now restricted from the celebration of Mass for the general public, as we are prohibited from gathering in a group of more than 10.
Beginning today, I will continue to celebrate Mass, but it will be at a time of my choosing, in order to satisfy the intentions that have been requested.
This weekend, Mass will be live streamed at 4:00 pm, 8:00 am and 10:00 am. on our parish website. Beginning 3/23, daily Mass will be live streamed from St. Theresa Church Monday through Wednesday and on Friday at 8:30 am
Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal and St. Theresa Churches will be open for private prayer during the day.
Thank you for your understanding.
Come, Join Us on Wednesday, January 22 @ 7:00 PM
"The fundamental human right, the presupposition of every other right, is the right to life itself. This is true of life from the moment of conception until its natural end. Abortion, consequently, cannot be a human right — it is the very opposite. It is a deep wound in society."
- Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI
"All life has inestimable value even the weakest and most vulnerable, the sick, the old, the unborn and the poor, are masterpieces of God’s creation, made in his own image, destined to live forever, and deserving of the utmost reverence and respect.”
- Pope Francis
COME TO THE FOUNT OF HIS MERCY!
From the Diary of St. Faustina
I desire that the Feast of Mercy be a refuge and shelter for all souls, and especially poor sinners. It is My desire that it be solemnly celebrated on the first Sunday after Easter. Mankind will not have peace until it turns to the Fount of My Mercy. (Diary, 699)
On that day the very depths of My tender Mercy are open. I pour out a whole ocean of graces upon these souls who approach the Fount of My Mercy. The soul that will go to Confession [beforehand*] and receive Holy Communion [on that day] shall obtain complete forgiveness of sins and punishment. On that day all the divine floodgates through which grace flow are opened. Let no soul fear to draw near to Me, even though its sins be as scarlet. The Feast of Mercy emerged from My very depths of tenderness. (Diary, 699)
Fr. Kevin MacDonald, a Redemptorist priest, will be leading us, as a Parish Community, through a beautiful Parish Mission on Monday through Wednesday evenings starting at 7:00 PM.
Here are the topics that we will be diving into during this mission:
We invite you to participate in this mission, which will hopefully help you to become more aware of how you can go forth and proclaim the Good News of Jesus Christ.
A Few Notes
Fr. Kevin MacDonald, C.Ss.R., is a Redemptorist priest from Woburn, Massachusetts, about ten miles north of Boston. He entered the Redemptorist missionary order after attending Boston College and playing seven years of professional baseball with the Pittsburgh Pirates organization and overseas in Holland and Australia. He is a member of the Boston College Hall of Fame.
Ordained in 1991, he has worked as a parish priest in Dominica, New York, Boston, St. Lucia, and the Virgin Islands. He is currently assigned to the Redemptorist Community in New Smyrna Beach, Fl. He is greatly looking forward to spending the week with us.
Soon we’ll all start preparing for Thanksgiving. In most families, it’s a big deal. Where will we go? Who else will be invited? Is anyone being left out? How can we help the less fortunate this year?
Every Sunday Mass is a sacrificial meal of gratefulness to God. In fact, Eucharist means giving thanks. Unfortunately, many members of the Church often aren’t with us at the table. Let’s go out to them.
Bishop Libasci has invited us to this task in his pastoral letter Love Is Our Mission. Below is the link to his letter. If you have ideas about this type ministry, please email me.
Priesthood Sunday is on Sunday, October 30. This Sunday is set aside to honor priest, who are our spiritual fathers. They work ceaselessly to care for needs of their parish communities.
Take the time on the weekend of October 29-30 to thank Fr. Gary and Fr. Steve for all that they do for OLMM and for you and your family. We are so blessed to have both of them with us, let us as parish family show them how much we appreciate them.
There are so many ways that you can show appreciation; here are just a few suggestions to get you started: