As we launch out into this New Year 2019, I would like to dedicate a significant space in our weekly bulletin to highlighting some of the magisterial teachings of Pope Paul VI, who was canonized a Saint of the Catholic Church a few months ago. We will begin with the Credo of the People of God which was proclaimed at the close of the Year of Faith, June 29th, 1968. 

In the words of Fr. John Hardon, S.J.:  

Its purpose was to offer to the Christian world, after the Second Vatican Council, a profession of the principle articles of the Catholic Faith. It is no mere summary, however, but a carefully assembled synthesis of those revealed truths which today are either most challenged or that especially need to be understood by the faithful. It incorporates all the familiar doctrines of the Nicene Creed but goes beyond them in occasionally updating the verbal expression and showing how these mysteries are to be lived by the Christian believer.

Fr. Higgins 


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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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