Regarding the Coronavirus
Prayer in Time of Pandemic
O God, whose Only Begotten Son bore the weight of human suffering for our salvation, hear the prayers of your Church for our sick brothers and sisters and deliver us from this time of trial.
Open our ears and our hearts to the voice of your Son:
Be not afraid, for I am with you always.
Bless all doctors and nurses, researchers and public servants;
give us the wisdom to do what is right and the faith to endure this hour, that we might gather once again to praise your name in the heart of your Church, delivered from all distress and confident in your mercy.
Through Christ our Lord. Amen
News & Upcoming Events
PRAYER SPONSORS NEEDED
We have 10 students preparing for Confirmation. Parishioners are asked to please consider signing up to pray for a student to be as-signed to them. Basically, you pray for that student and anonymously send notes or cards of encouragement to let them know someone is praying specifically for them. Then, plan to give or send them a card to congratulate them and identify yourself at Confirmation. If you would like to volunteer for this, or want more information, please call Mary at the rectory.
Scholarships are available to students who are members of our parish. The Rosary Sodality Scholarship is for graduating seniors in high school who will go to college. The Rachel Frenier Memorial Scholarship is for any student parishioner in any grade level attending a Catholic School—grammar, high school or college. Applications are now available at the rectory.
ANNUAL DEANERY LENTEN PILGRIMAGE
WEEKS 3-5 have been cancelled due to the current health crisis.
FINAL WEEK– April 19th (Divine Mercy Sunday), Annunciation Parish at Holy Rosary Church, Gardner, Confessions at 2 PM, Divine Chaplet at 3 PM
ROSARY SODALITY CRAFT/VENDOR SALE
PARTNERS IN CHARITY 2020
The Diocesan 2020 Partners in Charity Appeal is now in progress. This year our goal once again will be $18,800. As of March 23rd we have collected $3,055. Watch the Appeal Video at home this week on the Partner in Charity website. You may give/pledge in three ways: use the envelopes found on the parish pews, give online at the Partners in Charity website, or text the word donate to 84576.
Bishop McManus has lifted the obligation of the faithful to attend Mass on Sunday. All Catholics are encouraged to pray with our Catholic community by virtual attendance weekday mornings at 9 AM and Sundays at 10 AM and 6 PM on Spectrum(Charter) Channel 193 or streaming at worcesterdiocese.org or at Word on Fire
Opportunities During Lent:
Confession will be held any time by appointment only.
Stations of the Cross: Stations of the Cross will be prayed at 7 PM each Friday during Lent. Can't get to church to pray the Stations of the Cross? Pray them with Busted Halo's 14 Virtual Stations of the Cross videos or Bishop Robert Barron's Stations of the Cross.
Weekly Mass Schedule
All Weekend and Weekday Masses are cancelled until further notice.
1st and 3rd Tuesdays of the month, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Sacrament of Reconciliation:
Anytime by appointment
Sacrament of Baptism
Please call the rectory for registration, preparation, and details.
Sacrament of Matrimony
Please call the rectory at least one year in advance of the desired date to begin the Couple to Couple Marriage Preparation Program.
Sacrament of the Sick/Communion Calls
Please notify the rectory if anyone is hospitalized, moving to a nursing home, or confined to home due to illness, handicap, or age, so that we may keep them in prayer, visit them, and support them with the Sacraments of Reconciliation, Eucharist, and the Sick.
Mass Intentions can be scheduled by calling, emailing or stopping by the rectory. Dates and times are available on a first come first serve basis. Mass stipends are still only $10
Pastor: Reverend Patrick Ssekyole
Deacon: Dennis Cormier
Parish Administrative Assistant: Mrs. Mary Beaulieu
Parish Office Hours:
Monday - Wednesday, 8:30 AM - 3:00 PM
Legacy of Hope Campaign
Our parish's Legacy of Hope campaign is still on-going. If you have not made a pledge or contribution yet, we ask that you give serious consideration to doing so. Ask the Lord what he expects from you and respond with love and generosity to this call to extraordinary stewardship. Our parish goal is $178,554. As of March 9th, we have pledges totaling $140,106, which is 78% of our goal.
To learn more, please visit: legacyofhope.worcesterdiocese.org