Monday, September 13th 2021
SEPTEMBER 13, 2021
"A friend is more to be longed for than the light; I speak of a genuine one. And wonder not: for it were better for us that the sun should be extinguished, than that we should be deprived of friends; better to live in darkness, than to be without friends."
— St. John Chrysostom
Wishing everyone a wonderful day! God Bless!
Daily Mass will be celebrated this week at 9:00 a.m.
The rosary recited at 8:40 a.m.
Religious Education will start September 19th.
Congratulations to our very own "Woostar" Michael Boover. He received an award for all his work with the Mustard Seed. This was done in Worcester at Polar Park. Congratulations!
Hurricane Grace Relief Collection
Bishop McManus is asking that we join in the national relief efforts for the Gulf States following the massive devastation from Hurricane Grace. Parishes are asked to take a collection as soon as possible given your parish calendar. A copy of the letter is attached to be used in the coming week and the text is also available on the diocesan website under
Bulletin letters and inserts
. An online donation option will be available on the diocesan website as well. Please remit to the Diocesan Office of Fiscal Affairs with the notation on the check:
Hurricane Grace Relief.
MEDITATION OF THE DAY
"Perhaps we do not know what love is, nor does this greatly surprise me. Love does not consist in great sweetness of devotion, but in a fervent determination to strive to please God in all things, in avoiding, as far as possible, all that would offend Him, and in praying for the increase of the glory and honor of His Son and for the growth of the Catholic Church."
— St. Teresa of Avila
“May the Lord bless you and protect you. May the Lord smile on you and be gracious to you. May the Lord show you his favor and give you peace.”-Numbers 6:24-26
Remembering those lost to Abortion
The Day of Remembrance of Aborted Babies prayer service will be held on
Saturday, Sept. 18 at Noon
at St Bernard Parish at St. Camillus Church at 333 Mechanic Street in Fitchburg. We will have a Rosary procession to Our Lady's Garden, where the memorial stone for aborted babies is located. If you have any questions please contact Joyce Aucoin at
Young Adult Theology on Tap
Theology on Tap is back! Join us on
Tuesday, Sept. 21
at Compass Tavern in Worcester. Our speaker will be Fr. Lucas LaRoche. The topic will be "When Heaven Meets Earth: What Really Happens at Mass". Compass Tavern in located at 90 Harding St. in Worcester. Doors open for food and drinks at 6:30. The speaker will begin around 7pm. Open to all young adults ages 18-39.
Amplify – Diocesan Youth Night
All high school youth are invited to join us for our first Amplify of the school year on
Saturday, Sept. 25
at St. Anthony of Padua in Dudley! The night will begin following the 4pm Mass with dinner and a cornhole tournament (with prizes!). We'll then conclude the night with praise & worship music, Eucharistic Adoration, and confessions. There is NO COST to attend! However, if you are attending please go to the sign-up link at
Deadline to register is Monday, September 20th!
Fall Fundraiser in Millville
St. Augustine Parish, 15 Lincoln Street in Millville, is pleased to announce that we will hold our Fall Fest and Rafflemania combination fundraiser again this year. We will be open on
Saturdays, Sept. 25 and Oct. 2 from 10 am-3 pm
in the parish center. Please come to see the many “one of a kind” items our crafters have made, purchase a potted mum, or take chances on any of our seven different raffles. If you have any questions, please contact Ann at 508-883-6873.
Learn more about a Vocation to the Priesthood
The next Vianney dinner is
Thursday, Oct. 21
at the Holy Name of Jesus House of Studies. Please note the change of date. These are nights for men, high school aged and up, interested in learning more about a priestly vocation. They are welcome to come to all or part of the evening as their schedule allows. 6:05 PM Mass, 6:30 dinner, and 7 PM social. An RSVP is not needed but it is helpful in getting an accurate count for food. email
Diocesan Scout Retreat
All Catholic Scouts ages 10+ are invited to the Diocesan Scouting Retreat which will take place on
Saturday, Oct. 30
. The event will take place at the National Shrine of Our Lady of La Salette from 8am-5pm. The day will include fun activities, inspiring talks, times of prayer and worship, and Mass! Cost is $40. Registration information is available at
Help ‘Missing’ Catholics Come Home to Jesus & the Mass
Discover how God wants to use us to open doors for Catholics to come home to Jesus and Sunday Mass through person-centered outreach and singular welcoming. How can we extend concrete, loving, and joyful invitations to our missing brothers and sisters to return—especially with those who have been away for years? Our gathering will include prayer, reflection, talks, and small group sharing. TO be held on
Tuesday, Nov. 9 from 6:45 to 9:00 pm via Zoom
. Speaker: Allan F. Wright, MA. Allan is a husband, father, Adjunct Professor at Seton Hall University, Orange, NJ, Catholic academy principal, author of 15 books, TV commentator, and radio host. Find out more about him at
. FREE REGISTRATION by Friday, Nov. 5 (limited spaces!). To receive the Zoom session link, send your name, email, and phone number to Esperanza Oliveras,
(Hosted by the Parish Renewal and Evangelization Committee [PRAE], Diocese of Worcester)
“This is the day the Lord has made. We will rejoice and be glad in it.”
Sacred Heart- St. Catherine's
on Monday, September 13 at 10:03AM