2020 archive of This Week.
Posted by Margo Morin on 4/02/20
We are now entering the third week of our pandemic outbreak. I hope that everyone is safe and taking all the necessary precautions to stay safe. It is counter-intuitive to our nature and to our community of faith to stay separated, but we need to cooperate with the civil ... Read More »
Posted by Margo Morin on 3/27/20
Click here to volunteer on our Prayer Partner Line!
MQOA parishioners and friends! We want to reach out to every one of our members to offer connection and prayer. Will you help? Sign up at this link to volunteer to join our PRAYER PARTNER LINE to make phone ... Read More »
Posted by Margo Morin on 3/22/20
Click here to watch Fr. Murray's homily for this weekend on our Facebook page (you can see it without an account), in English y en español.
Posted by Margo Morin on 3/19/20
There is an old curse that says: “May you live in interesting times.” It's called a curse because the “times” when there is nothing going on (the opposite of our present situation) are what we all really desire. Tranquility, peace, and a regular routine are things that quickly come ... Read More »
Posted by Margo Morin on 3/17/20
For all the most up-to-date news and information about our parish in the developing Covid19 situation, please check our Facbook page (as it is easier and faster to update): www.facebook.com/mqoasalem Look for the purple Coronavirus Update image for all the latest.
We also invite you to join our new ... Read More »
Posted by Margo Morin on 3/14/20
With permission from the Cardinal, we will open Immaculate Conception church for private prayer with the Blessed Sacrament this weekend.
Saturday: Immaculate Conception church will be open at noon. The Eucharist will be exposed from 3:00-5:00. The church will be closed then for the evening.
Sunday: IC will be ... Read More »
Posted by Margo Morin on 3/13/20
Good afternoon, Following Governor Baker’s Emergency Order concerning the Commonwealth’s response to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak Cardinal O’Malley has established the following policies for the Archdiocese of Boston effective immediately: All Masses and religious services in all Archdiocesan parishes, missions, and campus ministries are suspended until further notice. This begins at ... Read More »
Posted by Margo Morin on 3/12/20
All non-Mass activities at our parishes are canceled until further notice.This includes the following: Alpha and the Alpha Day Away (Thursday and Saturday) Choir rehearsals and performances at Mass Stations of the Cross Holy Hours Prayer Groups
We are waiting for direction from the Archdiocese of Boston as ... Read More »
Posted by Margo Morin on 3/07/20
We're working hard to prepare for changes that the Coronavirus outbreak may bring! We encourage you to take all precautions in order to prevent the spread of infection. Here's the latest from the CDC: you'll notice that they that recommend people over the age of 60 refrain from ... Read More »
Posted by Margo Morin on 2/27/20
Over the last few months, I have been speaking about the mission of this parish and what it means for us to be disciples of Jesus. I have also begun to look at our community’s identity and what we need to do to be a parish for the next generation.
You’ll continue to hear me speak about this during this Lenten time, but for now, I have some suggestions as to what we can “give up” for ... Read More »