"This is the mission of the Church: the Church heals, it cures. Sometimes, I speak of the Church as if it were a field hospital. It's true: there are many, many wounded! So many people need their wounds healed! This is the mission of the Church: to heal the wounds of the heart, to open doors, to free people, to say that God is good, God forgives all, God is the Father, God is affectionate, God always waits for us." - Pope Francis
With this, healing and evangelization are at the core of the mission of our parish. We offer many paths to healing and reconciliation, all rooted in the Gospel.
Many shy away from this beautiful sacrament, often noting that they express their sorrow directly to God. It can be difficult to admit one's faults to someone else. But those who do get the sacramental grace of Jesus' mercy expressed directly through another human being, the priest, and get to hear the beautiful words of forgiveness that close the sacrament. If you or a family member would like to receive Reconciliation, please contact the Pastoral Center at 978-745-9060 or email [email protected]
Anointing of the Sick
Anointing of the Sick is a sacrament of healing that brings Christ’s strength, comfort, and healing to those who are suffering in spirit, mind, or body. It is for people who are getting ready for surgery, the very sick, those suffering infirmities of age, and for anyone near death. It can be celebrated anywhere, and it can be received more than once. Learn more about this sacrament here. If you or a family member would like to receive the Anointing of the Sick, please contact the Pastoral Center at 978-745-9060 or email [email protected]
As Catholic Christians, we believe that God still heals in practical and visible ways today. Join us for this bilingual online Healing Prayer Service. Our Healing Team consists of trained priests and lay ministers who guide prayers of healing for physical, spiritual, and emotional needs.
Second Tuesday of the Month | 7 PM - Join our next Healing Service
The Five Keys
Brought to MQOA by Fr. Murray, Unbound (The Five Keys) is a safe, loving, and effective prayer model that helps people deeply embrace the Good News of the Gospel. In these hour-long prayer sessions, the person is guided to make five prayerful responses to Jesus that release the power of the Gospel into their hearts. Each key helps to access God's grace and unlock the door to freedom from sin and emotional bondage. Those who have experienced this, especially at MQOA, testify to the life-changing healing that follows. More information on The Five Keys.