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This week @ MQOA

This week @ MQOA

ASH WEDNESDAY SCHEDULE

Posted by Margo Morin

ASH WEDNESDAY Open Doors: Stop by anytime between 9:00 AM-9:00 PM at Immaculate Conception to receive Ashes. You can also receive the sacrament of Confession or stay for a bit of quiet prayer in the church 

Ash Wednesday Mass/prayer: 9:00 AM at IC in English12:00 PM at St. James ... Read More »

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

Posted by Margo Morin

This last weekend before Lent, we are gearing up for the most sacred seasons of our liturgical year.   Lent and Easter remind us of who we are and what we are about as Christian disciples, and what God is about, in sending Jesus to show His love for ... Read More »

A MESSAGE FROM FATHER MURRAY / UN MENSAJE DEL PADRE MURRAY

Posted by Margo Morin

This past week, I was away with some friends in New Hampshire. Some of my contemporaries are retired, have done well in life, and are empty nesters. A few have had the privilege of retiring early to what were previously their vacation homes. We met on Tuesday and snowshoed ... Read More »

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

Posted by Margo Morin

As we continue to move forward in Ordinary Time, the staff has been looking at the upcoming celebrations of Lent and Easter. We are in Ordinary Time, and our ordinary work is to continue to proclaim the Kingdom and preach the Gospel.

This week, as we celebrate National Marriage ... Read More »

A MESSAGE FROM OUR PASTOR / UN MENSAJE DEL NUESTRA PASTOR

Posted by Margo Morin

In the Gospel of Luke, there are three canticles, or song  prayers, that are uttered by different people to herald great moments in the life of Jesus.

The first is the canticle of Zechariah, who sings of the role of John the Baptist.  John is the last of the ... Read More »

A MESSAGE FROM OUR PASTOR / UN MENSAJE DEL NUESTRA PASTOR

Posted by Margo Morin

The Pro-Life movement is alive and active, as we can see with the Cardinal’s letter (read in all our churches last week) and the activities and marches, both locally and in Washington. I am very pleased that there were a number of people from our parish that went down ... Read More »

A MESSAGE FROM OUR PASTOR / UN MENSAJE DEL NUESTRA PASTOR

Posted by Margo Morin

I remember taking a law class in college. One of the topics was about who serves on a jury, and how lawyers choose jurors from the point of view of the prosecution and the defendants. Another very interesting theme was the role of witnesses — what they see and ... Read More »

A MESSAGE FROM OUR PASTOR/UN MENSAJE DEL NUESTRA PASTOR

Posted by Margo Morin

This weekend, we conclude the Christmas season. You may have already taken down your tree and moved the couch back against the wall, but the Church wants to have all the  Christmas time She can to celebrate the nativity. Throughout the season of Christmas, we celebrate the arrival of ... Read More »

A MESSAGE FROM OUR PASTOR/UN MENSAJE DEL NUESTRA PASTOR

Posted by Margo Morin

Merry Christmastide and Happy New Year! This year begins with my second favorite celebration of the Christmas season.

The Feast of the Epiphany celebrates the news that the Messiah, a new King, is born. Little did the Magi know that this one child would change the course of history, ... Read More »

A MESSAGE FROM OUR PASTOR/ UN MENSAJE DEL NUESTRA PASTOR

Posted by Margo Morin

Merry Christmas and Feliz Navidad to one and all. This is a wonderful time of the year for us as Catholics and as a parish. Our churches are beautifully decorated and the choirs have been practicing and are ready to help us lift our hearts and minds to God ... Read More »