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 »
Posted by Margo Morin on 2/21/20
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 »
Posted by Margo Morin on 2/21/20
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 »
Posted by Margo Morin on 2/13/20
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 »