Upon request. Please contact Father Higgins.

The Sacrament of Baptism for Infants and children under 7 years of age is scheduled upon request. Please speak with Fr. Higgins directly or call the parish Office during the week: 617-244-0558.


Grades 6-8 (Pre-Confirmation), 10:15-11:30 AM

(Grades 9 and 10 will complete a home-study packet available on September 25th)

Penance (Confession)

Saturday 8:30-9:00 A.M. and 3:30-4:00 P.M.

Sunday, before and after the 10:30 A.M. Latin Mass

Weekdays, before and after the daily Latin Masses


Engaged couples should make arrangements with the parish church so as to allow for adequate sacramental preparation (six months), including a Pre-Cana program.

Extreme Unction / Healing the Sick

For those who are gravely ill or facing serious surgery. Please contact Father Higgins for both the Anointing of the Sick and for the Communion of the Sick for the Homebound.

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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