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November is the month of the Faithful Departed

November is the month of the Faithful Departed


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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



Catechesis


THE CREDO OF THE PEOPLE OF GOD OF POPE ST. PAUL VI
(The SOLEMN PROFESSION OF FAITH - 27 thru 30)



Pastor's Note


THE MACCABEE REVOLT AND THE GOSPEL BOOKS

At this time of year, as the Church looks to the “end-times” and the fulfillment of all things in Christ’s Second Advent, readings from the last two Books of the Old Testament, the First and Second Books of the Maccabees occur in the readings for Mass and the Divine Office. The events of the Maccabee Revolt are important for understanding the social context of the Gospel Books.
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Scripture Study


COLLECTS OF THE ROMAN MISSAL - SAINT FRANCES XAVIER CABRINI
(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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"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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