Monday, March 1st, 2021
MARCH 1, 2021
"It is not that I want merely to be called a Christian, but to actually be one. Yes, if I prove to be one, then I can have the name."
— St. Ignatius of Antioch
Good Morning! Happy almost Spring. The first day of March. The weather will start to warm up. We hope everyone has a great day. God Bless!
First Friday Adoration will be celebrated in the church this Friday, March 5th. Starting at 9:00 a.m.
Stations of the Cross will be at 7:00 p.m. this Friday, March 5th.
Daily Mass is this week at 9:00 a.m. every morning except Thursday.
The rosary is recited at 8:40 a.m.
St. Patrick’s Day Drive Thru Dinner
Join us on March 13
5-6:30pm for a Corn Beef & Cabbage Dinner Drive Thru.
We will be serving the full meal (corn beef, cabbage, potatoes, carrots, roll and dessert).
All you have to do is call us in the parish hall and we will bring the dinner out to you. You never have to leave your car! (There is no sit down meal only Drive Thru)
MUST RESERVE YOUR MEAL AND PAY AHEAD
to ensure we have enough food to serve everyone by March 5
. Please call the rectory at 508-752-1608 (8am-2pm).
The cost is $10.00/free will offering.
Catholic Men’s Conference Schedule - Saturday, March 20
If you purchased a ticket for last year’s (cancelled) conference we already know who you are. On Thursday, March 18
you will receive an email with a link to the 2021 conference. You do not have to pay anything. If you did not purchase a ticket last year and would like to participate in this year’s ‘remote and interactive’ conference please call Joan DeMasi at 508-929-4345 for a ticket ($20). You can view this year’s entire conference from home or with friends. The schedule is:
12:00 noon to 12:45 pm ~
Dr. Scott Hahn
The Road to Emmaus: The Path to Lifelong Conversion”
then ‘Live’ Questions & Answers with Scott Hahn
*** 12:45 pm to 1:30 pm ~ Bishop Robert Reed
“O God, Just Give Me One More Chance”
then ‘Live’ Questions & Answers with Bishop Reed
*** 1:45 pm to 2:45 pm ~ Luis Soto
“Our Lady of Guadalupe, Queen of the Americas”
then ‘Live’ Questions & Answers with Luis Soto
*** 2:45 pm to 4:00 pm ~ Dr. Scott Hahn
“The Power of the Sacraments”
then ‘Live’ Questions & Answers with Scott Hahn
*** 4:00-5:00 pm ~ Mass with Bishop McManus
and concluding comments.
Triduum in Honor of St. Joseph - Worcester
Holy Family Parish will host a mini-Novena to St. Joseph at St. Joseph Church on Hamilton Street for three consecutive
Fridays, March 5, 12 and 19 at 7:00 pm.
March 5: Evening Prayer, Novena Prayers and Blessing with the Relic of St. Joseph, Msgr. Johnson as presider and homilist; March 12 Liturgy of the Word, Novena Prayers and Blessing with the Relic, Msgr. Moroney as presider and homilist; March 19 Mass for the Solemnity of St. Joseph, Novena Prayers and Blessing with the relic, with Bishop McManus as presider and homilist. All are welcome.
Good Friday Pro-Life Stations of the Cross, Worcester
Through His Holy Passion, Our Lord united Himself with all the victims of suffering in this life. None suffer more innocently than children in the womb whose lives are taken by abortion. None suffer more deeply than their mothers, who carry such a burden of guilt and shame. On Good Friday we remember all the victims of abortion - the children lost, the mothers wounded, the communities blighted - in a solemn, prayer service where we will pray the Pro-Life Stations of the Cross, the Holy Rosary of the Blessed Virgin Mary and the Divine Mercy Chaplet: It will take place on Good
Friday, April 2 at Noon
outside Planned Parenthood, 470 Pleasant St., Worcester
For more info, call Julie at 508-320-2965. Please join us as we pray for healing for the victims of abortion and for a final end to this evil and injustice in our land.
O Jesus, through the Immaculate Heart of Mary,
I offer you my prayers, works, joys, and sufferings of this day
for all the intentions of your Sacred Heart,
in union with the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass throughout the world,
for the salvation of souls, the reparation of sins, the reunion of all Christians,
and in particular for the intentions of the Holy Father this month.
MEDITATION OF THE DAY
"He does not come down from Heaven each day to stay in the gold ciborium. He comes down to find another Heaven He cherishes infinitely more than the first, the Heaven of our souls, made in His image, living temples of the Most Blessed Trinity!"
— St. Therese of Lisieux
VERSE OF THE DAY
"The way we may be sure that we know him is to keep his commandments. Whoever says, "I know him," but does not keep his commandments is a liar, and the truth is not in him. But whoever keeps his word, the love of God is truly perfected in him. This is the way we may know that we are in union with him: whoever claims to abide in him ought to live [just] as he lived."
1 John 2:3-6
The Church traditionally dedicates the month of March to the special veneration of St. Joseph, whose feast day is March 19th. "He was chosen by the eternal Father as the trustworthy guardian and protector of his greatest treasures, namely, his divine Son and Mary, Joseph’s wife," says St. Bernardine of Siena. "He carried out this vocation with complete fidelity until at last God called him, saying 'Good and faithful servant, enter into the joy of your Lord.'" Due to St. Joseph's leadership of the Holy Family, he has been declared the protector and patron of the universal Catholic Church.
Devotion is a certain act of the will by which man gives himself promptly to divine service.” —
St. Thomas Aquinas
Sacred Heart- St. Catherine's
on Monday, March 1 at 10:35AM