This week @ MQOA

This week @ MQOA

A MESSAGE FROM OUR PASTOR / UN MENSAJE DEL NUESTRO PASTOR

Posted by Margo Morin

The vision I spoke about at last week’s Masses is really to think of who is not here. I want to repeat this sobering statistic. About 1,400 people a week attend Mass in Salem’s Catholic churches. The City of Salem has, according to the most recent statistics (2017), about ... Read More »

A MESSAGE FROM OUR PASTOR / UN MENSAJE DEL NUESTRO PASTOR

Posted by Margo Morin

Well, here we are in the month that we begin our changes. I am certainly glad to arrive at this moment and to start the new schedule. What I hope is that now we will begin to put all our energies into three things:• Hospitality. I want our parish ... Read More »

A MESSAGE FROM FATHER MURRAY/ UN MENSAJE DEL PADRE MURRAY

Posted by Margo Morin

One of the requirements for pastors of the Archdiocese of Boston is the full disclosure of the financial life of the parish. This weekend in this bulletin, we do exactly that. It is an opportunity to see where we are and where we want to go. There have been ... Read More »

A MESSAGE FROM FATHER MURRAY/ UN MENSAJE DEL PADRE MURRAY

Posted by Margo Morin

In just two weeks, we will be making the Sunday Mass schedule changes that were announced in August. I know that this change is hard, but I am confident that this change will position us better for growth and progress as disciples and as a parish.

In many church ... Read More »

A MESSAGE FROM FATHER MURRAY/ UN MENSAJE DEL PADRE MURRAY

Posted by Margo Morin

Pope Francis has been calling us all, as a Church, to return to our original mission,  which is to proclaim the Gospel to those who have not heard it. As a parish staff, we have decided that across the parish, we will use the Alpha program as a way ... Read More »

A MESSAGE FROM FATHER MURRAY/ UN MENSAJE DEL PADRE MURRAY

Posted by Margo Morin

The new school year is here, and activities and programs are starting again at MQOA, too, as we a gear up for what we hope will be a great new year of ministry. There is much to do, and we have spent the summer getting ready for all of ... Read More »

A MESSAGE FROM FATHER MURRAY/ UN MENSAJE DEL PADRE MURRAY

Posted by Margo Morin

This week, we say good-bye to Father Remy Matadi, SMA. Fr. Remy has been here for six weeks, which allowed me to take my vacation and retreat. I had the opportunity to meet with the other SMA fathers who have been here helping out in parishes — 14 SMA ... Read More »

A MESSAGE FROM FATHER MURRAY/ UN MENSAJE DEL PADRE MURRAY

Posted by Margo Morin

Hanging in our offices, we have a quote that we point to often. It says “Yearning for  a new way will not produce it. Only ending the old way can do that. You cannot hold onto the old, all the while declaring that you want something new. The old ... Read More »

A MESSAGE FROM FATHER MURRAY/ UN MENSAJE DEL PADRE MURRAY

Posted by Margo Morin

Fr. Murray sends his regards to you from an undisclosed, but reportedly beautiful, location where he is on vacation this week and next. Please pray that this time is renewing and refreshing for him!

A MESSAGE FROM FATHER MURRAY/ UN MENSAJE DEL PADRE MURRAY

Posted by Margo Morin

As we say goodbye to Fr. Jay, I want to say thanks to all who were there to say farewell and all those who helped to make the morning a nice event. Fr. Jay is a wonderful priest, and we have been blessed to have him with us.  We ... Read More »