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March is the month of Saint Joseph

March is the month of Saint Joseph


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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


THE STORY OF THE SEVEN HOLY FOUNDERS: CONFERENCE II, MARCH 10th, A.D. 2017
“[At that time Jesus said]: The kingdom of heaven is like unto a treasure hidden in a field. Which a man having found, hid it: and for joy thereof goeth and selleth all that he hath and buyeth that field. Again the kingdom of heaven is like to a merchant seeking good pearls. Who, when he had found one of great price, went his way and sold all that he had and bought it.”– Matt. 13:44-46 


One of the most popular images of the Middle Ages was the renunciation by St. Francis of Assisi of all his earthly inheritance for the sake of a heavenly inheritance. He did so in dramatic public fashion. His father Pietro Bernadone was a very wealthy merchant. His son Giovanni “il Francesco” was his only child and his sole heir. But “the Francesco” was giving away all kinds of his goods and money as alms for the poor and for poor churches. So Bernardone brought his only son before the bishop of Assisi with the demand that the son renounce his inheritance once and for all. 
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Scripture Study


THE COLLECTS OF THE ROMAN MISSAL: SAINT JOSEPH - MARCH 19th, A.D. 2017 - POST-COMMUNION PRAYER
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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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"If you are willing to serenely bear the trial of being displeasing to yourself, then you will be for Jesus a pleasant place of shelter."
- St. Therese of Lisieux (+1897)

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