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This Week.

ATTENDANCE IS REQUiRED

Posted by Margo Morin on 10/09/20

As of last week, we've added an option to the ways you can attend Mass with us here at MQOA. That's a sentence I never thought I'd write! Growing up, Mass was a required activity in my house, unless you were sick (and proof was required!). And of course, ... Read More »

A MESSAGE FROM FR. MURRAY / UN MENSAJE DE PADRE MURRAY

Posted by Margo Morin on 10/09/20

It’s October, a month that excites many people and causes dread for others. For us, it is an opportunity to welcome and reach out to everyone who comes to visit our city. The most recent writings from the Church, including the Vatican and the U.S. bishops, and other sources, ... Read More »

Something

Posted by Margo Morin on 10/01/20

Last week, the rules shifted and I was able to make a quick trip to Maine to see some of my family. I got to see my siblings and my niece, and visited my dad (through the closed window of his room at his nursing home). It wasn’t like ... Read More »

A MESSAGE FROM FR. MURRAY / UN MENSAJE DEL PADRE MURRAY

Posted by Margo Morin on 10/01/20

Welcome back--inside! This is a big month for us as we slowly add the option of gathering in the church to worship. As I have stated before, we are going slowly paying strict attention to scientific information as it develops, to keep everyone safe. I am grateful to the ... Read More »

PRAYING THE DANGEROUS PRAYER

Posted by Margo Morin on 9/24/20

This week I heard a news story about a family who was struggling to make ends meet, due to pandemic-related underemployment. It really struck me when I heard it, and I prayed a quick prayer for the family. Somehow, that morning, I heard that story four separate times, and ... Read More »

A MESSAGE FROM FR. MURRAY / UN MENSAJE DEL PADRE MURRAY

Posted by Margo Morin on 9/24/20

Next week, we begin the process of opening our doors to the those who are coming inside to pray with us at Mass. It will be a slow careful process, and we again remind all of the necessity of wearing masks, maintaining social distance, and using the hand gel ... Read More »

THANK YOU

Posted by Margo Morin on 9/17/20

Parishioners and Friends of MQOA,

As we transition into the season of autumn and say goodbye to this (weirdest) summer (ever,) I, along with the staff and leaders of the parish, want to share our gratitude for you and for all you’re doing for this community of faith.The past ... Read More »

A MESSAGE FROM FR. MURRAY / UN MENSAJE DEL PADRE MURRAY

Posted by Margo Morin on 9/17/20

As the Fall season progresses, we are getting ready for many of the usual programs that start during this time. This year we will make all our ministries available online so everyone can have access and be safe. We’re also making adjustments to the Mass schedule and adding options ... Read More »

Lessons from Geese

Posted by Margo Morin on 9/10/20

I’ve been noticing flocks of geese starting to fly overhead, and I can’t help but stop and watch them as they pass. I’m always reminded of the lessons a teacher shared with me once, about community and teamwork, as learned from how geese fly in formation. You can see ... Read More »

A MESSAGE FROM FR. MURRAY / UN MENSAJE DEL PADRE MURRAY

Posted by Margo Morin on 9/10/20

After a beautiful summer with many good Sunday experiences, we are getting ready to move indoors for Masses. Our plan is to go indoors on Sunday, October 4, with Mass in the lower hall at St. James at 8:30 AM, then Mass in Spanish at 11:30 AM at IC, ... Read More »

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