2019 archive of This Week.
Posted by Margo Morin on 10/31/19
We are coming to the end of the liturgical year and the final weeks of using the Gospel of Luke. We have passed through the seasons of Advent and Christmas, Lent and Easter, and all the Ordinary Time celebrations like Trinity Sunday and Corpus Christi. We’ve heard all the ... Read More »
Posted by Margo Morin on 10/23/19
This week we welcome Fr. Rick LaBrecque from the Unbound community. Father Rick is a priest whose mission is to travel the country speaking to parishes and connecting them to those in need from all over the world.
For many years, the practice of a speaker coming to the ... Read More »
Posted by Margo Morin on 10/08/19
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 »
Posted by Margo Morin on 10/03/19
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 »
Posted by Margo Morin on 9/25/19
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 »
Posted by Margo Morin on 9/19/19
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 »
Posted by Margo Morin on 9/12/19
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 »
Posted by Margo Morin on 9/05/19
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 »
Posted by Margo Morin on 8/29/19
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 »
Posted by Margo Morin on 8/07/19
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 »