Tuesday, April 7th, 2021
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.
Father Asante will be on retreat starting Monday, April 12th-Friday, April 16th.
There will be communion service Monday, Tuesday and Friday next week.
Please reach out to the office if you have any questions, concerns or need anything.
We are wishing everyone a blessed day! Enjoy the beautiful weather! God Bless!
Holy Hour to Pray for Priests
Friday, April 9, form 7 - 8 pm
a holy hour to pray for priests will take place at Immaculate Conception Church on 353 Grove St., Worcester. This holy hour will consist of time for silent adoration, as well as a short reflection, the rosary, and benediction. Please join us to pray for our priests. Repeats every second Friday of the month
Organ Recital in Worcester (in-person and online)
Friday, April 23 at 7:00 pm
an Organ Recital will take place at Blessed Sacrament Church, 551 Pleasant St., Worcester. Grant Wareham will perform on the newly restored Skinner organ at Blessed Sacrament Church. Grant is director of music at Derry Presbyterian Church in Hershey, Pennsylvania and a graduate of the Yale Institute of Sacred Music. This free, one hour event is available in-person (with masks and social distancing) and a live-stream link can be found at
Virtual Walk for the Homeless
In a blink of an eye, anything and everything can change. Please participate in the 36th Annual
Walk for the Homeless, May 16-May 23. The WALK will to benefit Catholic Charities Family Shelter, Homeless Prevention programs of Central Massachusetts Housing Alliance, the Interfaith Hospitality Network, a program of Friendly House, and St. John's Food for the Poor. For more information go to
or call Ann Gibbons Smith at 774-243-3809.
April is Child Abuse Awareness Month
Did You Know? Teach Kids to Protect Themselves at Home
We consider our homes to be safe places for our children. But being home alone can pose risks for children. Here are a few tips to teach kids that will help keep them safe when you are not with them at home: Never answer the door if alone. Do not invite anyone in the house without the permission of a parent or babysitter. Don’t tell anyone on the phone that your parents are not home. Instead tell them that your parents can’t come to the phone, and take a message. (Source: “Know the Rules . . . After-School Safety Tips for Children Who Are Home Alone,”
.) For more tips, please visit
. For particular help you may call Judith Audette Director of Office for Healing and Prevention at (508) 929-4363.
APRIL 6, 2021
"Lord, help me to make time today to serve you in those who are most in need of encouragement or assistance."
— St. Vincent de Paul
MEDITATION OF THE DAY
"Fear of the Lord does not mean to be afraid of God. St. John tells us that where there is love, there is no fear. Rather, fear of the Lord is to stand in awe and wonder before the greatness of the Lord. It is to recognize that God is the creator and we are the creatures. Fear of the Lord should lead us to praise and worship."
— Rev. Jude Winkler
VERSE OF THE DAY
"What I say to you in the darkness, speak in the light; what you hear whispered, proclaim on the housetops. And do not be afraid of those who kill the body but cannot kill the soul; rather, be afraid of the one who can destroy both soul and body in Gehenna."
The month of April is traditionally dedicated to devotion to Jesus in the sacrament of the Holy Eucharist. The Catholic Church teaches that the Blessed Sacrament is the real and living presence of Christ—His Body, Blood, Soul, and Divinity—received into our souls with every reception of Holy Communion. Our Eucharistic Lord is the source and summit of our Christian life, the ultimate proof of His infinite love for us.
“The world offers you comfort, but you were not made for comfort. You were made for greatness.” Pope Benedict XVI
Sacred Heart- St. Catherine's
on Tuesday, April 6 at 9:00AM