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July is the month of the Most Precious Blood of Jesus

July is the month of the Most Precious Blood of Jesus


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Welcome to our Parish, a canonically open parish of the Archdiocese of Boston. Both the ordinary form of the Roman Rite (1970 Missal) and the extraordinary form (1962 Missal) are celebrated here with the blessing of His Eminence Sean Cardinal O'Malley, Archbishop of Boston. We are always glad to welcome Sunday visitors to our beautiful, historic church.
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Fr. Charles J. Higgins
Pastor

"I am the Immaculate Conception"
"Je suis l'Immaculée conception"

Our Lady to Saint Bernadette Soubirous



Pastor's Note


"AN HISTORIC EVENT": THE PASSING OF ANNA MARIE (WALSH) COUGHLIN, A.D. 1910-2018

On Friday, July 6th, A.D. 2018 Mary Immaculate of Lourdes Church was filled with the extended family of Mrs. Anna Marie (Walsh) Coughlin, who died in her 108th year. As one of her relatives, parishioner Bob Brearley, said to me before the funeral Mass began, "This is an historic event."

He was right. Anna Coughlin was the last living parisioner from the time of the new parish church's dedication as Mary Immaculate of Lourdes on Thanksgiving Day, November 24th, 1910. She was a new-born baby. As she liked to say in later life, "I was baptized with the bells."  
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Scripture Study


COLLECTS OF THE ROMAN MISSAL - SUNDAY, JULY 15th, 2018 A.D.: OUR LADY OF MOUNT CARMEL
(Missale Romanum 1970)
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Parish Mission Statement

"What then is a parish? It is the smallest section of the one universal flock which has been entrusted to Peter by the Lord. Under the authority of a responsible priest who has received the care of souls from his bishop, the parish is, within the Church of Jesus Christ, the first community of Christian life; it is a community cut to human dimensions, in which the shepherd can know his flock and the flock can know their shepherd. At the heart of this area, we find the parish church with its bell-tower, its baptistery, its confessional, its altar and tabernacle, a symbol of unity and the centre of community life." - Blessed Pope Paul VI, reigned 1964-1978



 

About Our Parish

Mary Immaculate of Lourdes is Newton and Needham Massachusetts's oldest Roman Catholic Parish. Founded as Saint Mary's Parish in 1870 it was renamed "Mary Immaculate of Lourdes" when the new Church was dedicated on Thanksgiving Day, 1910. In addition to being a regular territorial parish of the Archdiocese of Boston it is also a "Mission Parish" since 2007 with a special apostolate for the Traditional Latin Mass (1962 Missal).

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- St. Therese of Lisieux (+1897)

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