Tuesday, Jan. 12th, 2021
VERSE OF THE DAY
"Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not rely on your own insight. In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths."
A reminder, Father Asante is on retreat this week, Jan. 11th-Jan. 15th. There is no 9:00 a.m. daily mass at the church.
Weekly Daily Mass is streaming on:
Daily Mass (Monday - Friday):
Auburn Ch. 191 at 9 a.m.
Boylston Ch. 191 at 9 a.m.
Charlton Ch. 191 at 9 a.m.
Holden Ch. 191 at 9 a.m.
Leicester Ch. 191 at 9 a.m.
Millbury Ch. 191 at 9 a.m.
Northborough Charter 191 and Verizon 31 at Noon
Shrewsbury Ch. 28 and 328 at 4:30 p.m.
Spencer Ch. 192 at 9 a.m.
Sutton (Monday – Thursday at 9 a.m.)
Spectrum Ch. 194 and Verizon Ch. 29
We continue to pray for all those suffering with Covid and all healthcare workers/front line workers fighting this battle.
PRAYER DURING CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC
O clement, O loving, O sweet Mother Mary,
We, your children of every nation,
Turn to you in this pandemic.
Our troubles are numerous; our fears are great.
Grant that we might deposit them at your feet,
Take refuge in your Immaculate Heart,
And obtain peace, healing, rescue,
And timely help in all our needs.
You are our Mother.
Pray for us to your Son.
JANUARY 12, 2021
"If you learn everything except Christ, you learn nothing. If you learn nothing except Christ, you learn everything."
— St. Bonaventure
January 12th-The Solemnity of the Baptism of the Lord
is closely connected with the Solemnity of the Epiphany; both are biblical manifestations of Jesus Christ as the Son of God. On the occasion of Jesus' baptism in the Jordan river at the hands of St. John the Baptist, the voice of God was audibly heard to declare to the gathered crowd, "This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased." At his baptism Jesus sanctified the earth's waters, giving water the power to beget sons of God through the Sacrament of Baptism. Through the cleansing waters of baptism Jesus heals our sinful nature and clothes us with his own Divine life, bringing us into the Kingdom of God. It is by imitating Our Lord in his Baptism that a person becomes a Christian, the first sacrament of initiation into the Church. The feast of the Baptism of the Lord marks the end of the Christmas season on the new liturgical calendar.
MEDITATION OF THE DAY
"Man will not consent to drive away the money-changers from the temple of his soul until he realizes that it is a Holy of Holies—not a house of traffic, but in very truth the house of God. We thus reach two striking conclusions: There cannot be entire dependence upon the Holy Spirit's guidance, which is the true meaning of living in Christ, without complete self-renunciation. There cannot be complete self-renunciation without the constant underlying spirit of faith, without the habit of interior silence, a silence where God is dwelling. Many do not see the connection between thoughts about the King and the service of the King; between the interior silence ... and the continual detachment ... If we look closer, it will be seen that there is a strong, close, unbreakable link between the two. Find a recollected person, and he will be detached; seek one who is detached, and he will be recollected. To have found one is to have discovered the other ... Anyone who tries, on a given day, to practice either recollection or detachment cannot ignore the fact that he is doing a double stroke of work."
— Raoul Plus, S.J.,
Sacred Heart-St. Catherine Women's Book Study
Are you ready to go deeper this Lent and be “Set a Fire”? Join us as we study a Lenten Women’s Devotional offered by Blessed is She. We will Zoom meet on Monday’s at 7pm beginning February 15 - March 29. The cost is $25.00 , register by January 18th to Lynn at
or call the rectory.(508) 752-1608
Great News - Worldwide Marriage Encounter has gone "Virtual"!
To support married couples during this time of social distancing, Worldwide Marriage Encounter is sponsoring virtual marriage experiences. Some are on weekends and some span multiple weeks on a given weekday. Couples will explore their individual personality styles, improve listening and communication skills, understand God’s plan for their marriage, and learn how to keep their relationship a priority. Registration is limited and a $100 application fee is required. For more information or to apply, call at or visit them at
“This is the time of fulfillment. The kingdom of God is at hand. Repent, and believe in the gospel.” Bring your marriage to its fullest on the upcoming virtual Worldwide Marriage Encounter experience on Feb 12-14, 2021 in East Hartford, CT and Feb 22-Mar 15, 2021 in VIRTUAL 3RE, NY
Stay Warm, Stay Safe. God Bless!
Sacred Heart- St. Catherine's
on Tuesday, January 12 at 9:25AM