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THURSDAY OF THE THIRD WEEK OF EASTER PDF Print E-mail

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You are also invited to participate in the Daily Mass online at worcesterdiocese.org

 The following can be prayed alone or with family members in your household.

 In the name of the Father,
and of the Son (+),
and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

PENITENTIAL ACT
Brothers and sisters,
let us acknowledge our sins.

A brief pause for silence follows. Then all recite together the formula of general confession:

 I confess to almighty God
and to you, my brothers and sisters,
that I have greatly sinned,
in my thoughts and in my words,
in what I have done and in what I have failed to do,
through my fault, through my fault,
through my most grievous fault;
therefore I ask blessed Mary ever-Virgin,
all the Angels and Saints,
and you, my brothers and sisters,
to pray for me to the Lord our God.

OPENING PRAYER
Let us pray.

Almighty ever-living God,
let us feel your compassion more readily
during these days when, by your gift,
we have known it more fully,
so that those you have freed from the darkness of error
may cling more firmly to the teachings of your truth.
Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son,
who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

READINGS  (click for readings of the day)

PRAYER OF THE FAITHFUL
For the leaders of the Church,
that they might proclaim the Good News
with boldness and clarity.
We pray to the Lord.
Lord, hear our prayer.

For catechists, that filled with the Spirit,
they might accompany all those who seek the living God.
We pray to the Lord.
Lord, hear our prayer.

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WEDNESDAY OF THE THIRD WEEK OF EASTER PDF Print E-mail

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You are also invited to participate in the Daily Mass online at worcesterdiocese.org

 The following can be prayed alone or with family members in your household.

 In the name of the Father,
and of the Son (+),
and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

PENITENTIAL ACT
Brothers and sisters,
let us acknowledge our sins.

A brief pause for silence follows. Then all recite together the formula of general confession:

 I confess to almighty God
and to you, my brothers and sisters,
that I have greatly sinned,
in my thoughts and in my words,
in what I have done and in what I have failed to do,
through my fault, through my fault,
through my most grievous fault;
therefore I ask blessed Mary ever-Virgin,
all the Angels and Saints,
and you, my brothers and sisters,
to pray for me to the Lord our God.

OPENING PRAYER
Let us pray.

Be present to your family, O Lord, we pray,
and graciously ensure
those you have endowed with the grace of faith
an eternal share in the Resurrection
of your Only Begotten Son.
Who lives and reigns with you
in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

READINGS (click for readings of the day)

PRAYER OF THE FAITHFUL
For the whole Church,
that her suffering may be the seed of healing and rejoicing.
We pray to the Lord.
Lord, hear our prayer.

That families, the domestic church,
might be strengthened in patience, love, and faith.
We pray to the Lord.
Lord, hear our prayer.

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TUESDAY OF THE THIRD WEEK OF EASTER PDF Print E-mail

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You are also invited to participate in the Daily Mass online at worcesterdiocese.org

 The following can be prayed alone or with family members in your household.

 In the name of the Father,
and of the Son (+),
and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

PENITENTIAL ACT
Brothers and sisters,
let us acknowledge our sins.

A brief pause for silence follows. Then all recite together the formula of general confession:

 I confess to almighty God
and to you, my brothers and sisters,
that I have greatly sinned,
in my thoughts and in my words,
in what I have done and in what I have failed to do,
through my fault, through my fault,
through my most grievous fault;
therefore I ask blessed Mary ever-Virgin,
all the Angels and Saints,
and you, my brothers and sisters,
to pray for me to the Lord our God.

OPENING PRAYER
Let us pray.

Grant, we pray, almighty God,
that, putting off our old self with all its ways,
we may live as Christ did,
for through the healing paschal remedies
you have conformed us to his nature.
Who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

READINGS  (click for readings of the day)

PRAYER OF THE FAITHFUL
For bishops, priests, and especially deacons,
that, like Stephen,
they may speak with the wisdom
that comes from the Holy Spirit.
We pray to the Lord.
Lord, hear our prayer.

That during this pandemic,
essential workers might know the care and gratitude
of all those they serve.
We pray to the Lord.
Lord, hear our prayer.

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TUESDAY OF THE THIRD WEEK OF EASTER PDF Print E-mail

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You are also invited to participate in the Daily Mass online at worcesterdiocese.org

 The following can be prayed alone or with family members in your household.

 In the name of the Father,
and of the Son (+),
and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

PENITENTIAL ACT
Brothers and sisters,
let us acknowledge our sins.

A brief pause for silence follows. Then all recite together the formula of general confession:

 I confess to almighty God
and to you, my brothers and sisters,
that I have greatly sinned,
in my thoughts and in my words,
in what I have done and in what I have failed to do,
through my fault, through my fault,
through my most grievous fault;
therefore I ask blessed Mary ever-Virgin,
all the Angels and Saints,
and you, my brothers and sisters,
to pray for me to the Lord our God.

OPENING PRAYER
Let us pray.

O God, who open wide the gates of the heavenly Kingdom
to those reborn of water and the Holy Spirit,
pour out on your servants
an increase of the grace you have bestowed,
that, having been purged of all sins,
they may lack nothing
that in your kindness you have promised.
Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son,
who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

READINGS  (click for readings of the day)

PRAYER OF THE FAITHFUL
For the shepherds in the Church,
that, like Stephen,
they may give fearless witness
to the power of the risen Lord.
We pray to the Lord.
Lord, hear our prayer.

That in all the storms of life
we might turn to the Lord
who alone is our rock of refuge.
We pray to the Lord.
Lord, hear our prayer.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 28 April 2020 08:45
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MONDAY OF THE THIRD WEEK OF EASTER PDF Print E-mail

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You are also invited to participate in the Daily Mass online at worcesterdiocese.org

 The following can be prayed alone or with family members in your household.

 In the name of the Father,
and of the Son (+),
and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

PENITENTIAL ACT
Brothers and sisters,
let us acknowledge our sins.

A brief pause for silence follows. Then all recite together the formula of general confession:

 I confess to almighty God
and to you, my brothers and sisters,
that I have greatly sinned,
in my thoughts and in my words,
in what I have done and in what I have failed to do,
through my fault, through my fault,
through my most grievous fault;
therefore I ask blessed Mary ever-Virgin,
all the Angels and Saints,
and you, my brothers and sisters,
to pray for me to the Lord our God.

OPENING PRAYER
Let us pray.

Grant, we pray, almighty God,
that, putting off our old self with all its ways,
we may live as Christ did,
for through the healing paschal remedies
you have conformed us to his nature.
Who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

READINGS  (click for readings of the day)

PRAYER OF THE FAITHFUL
For bishops, priests, and especially deacons,
that, like Stephen,
they may speak with the wisdom
that comes from the Holy Spirit.
We pray to the Lord.
Lord, hear our prayer.

That during this pandemic,
essential workers might know the care and gratitude
of all those they serve.
We pray to the Lord.
Lord, hear our prayer.

Last Updated on Monday, 27 April 2020 10:33
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Third Sunday of Easter PDF Print E-mail

.On the road to Emmaus by Janet Brooks Gerloff

Easter Blessings!

Our Mass for the Third Sunday of Easter on April 26 is at 10:00 AM at St. Anne Church live streamed on the St. Anne and St. Patrick Parish Facebook page. Follow this link for the live stream: St. Anne and St. Patrick Parish (Fiskdale MA). In addition, we have our regular Drive-thru Confessions this Saturday, April 25 at 3:00 PM.

 
FEAST OF SAINT MARK - EVANGELIST PDF Print E-mail

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You are also invited to participate tomorrow in the Sunday Mass online at worcesterdiocese.org

 The following can be prayed alone or with family members in your household.

 In the name of the Father,
and of the Son (+),
and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

PENITENTIAL ACT
Brothers and sisters,
let us acknowledge our sins.

A brief pause for silence follows. Then all recite together the formula of general confession:

 I confess to almighty God
and to you, my brothers and sisters,
that I have greatly sinned,
in my thoughts and in my words,
in what I have done and in what I have failed to do,
through my fault, through my fault,
through my most grievous fault;
therefore I ask blessed Mary ever-Virgin,
all the Angels and Saints,
and you, my brothers and sisters,
to pray for me to the Lord our God.

OPENING PRAYER
O God, who raised up Saint Mark, your Evangelist,
and endowed him with the grace to preach the Gospel,
grant, we pray,
that we may so profit from his teaching
as to follow faithfully in the footsteps of Christ.
Who lives and reigns with you
in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

READINGS  (click for readings of the day)

PRAYER OF THE FAITHFUL
For the gift of good missionary vocations in the Church,
that the Gospel may be spread into the whole world.
We pray to the Lord.
Lord, hear our prayer.

That we may be sober and vigilant,
steadfast in faith and strong in suffering,
that God may confirm us in His love.
We pray to the Lord.
Lord, hear our prayer.

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THE BEST LAID PLANS… PDF Print E-mail

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Our Jubilee got run over by a pandemic. Well, yes and no. Already, several of the events that were to highlight the 175th anniversary of our founding have been cancelled, and a number of others in the summer will likely suffer the same fate. More than the events themselves, the anxieties and preoccupations that go along with a global health crisis seem a far cry from the celebratory nature of a Jubilee year.

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Last Updated on Friday, 24 April 2020 11:29
 
FRIDAY OF THE SECOND WEEK OF EASTER PDF Print E-mail

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You are also invited to participate in the Daily Mass online at worcesterdiocese.org

 The following can be prayed alone or with family members in your household.

 In the name of the Father,
and of the Son (+),
and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

PENITENTIAL ACT
Brothers and sisters,
let us acknowledge our sins.

A brief pause for silence follows. Then all recite together the formula of general confession:

 I confess to almighty God
and to you, my brothers and sisters,
that I have greatly sinned,
in my thoughts and in my words,
in what I have done and in what I have failed to do,
through my fault, through my fault,
through my most grievous fault;
therefore I ask blessed Mary ever-Virgin,
all the Angels and Saints,
and you, my brothers and sisters,
to pray for me to the Lord our God.

OPENING PRAYER
Let us pray.

O God, hope and light of the sincere,
we humbly entreat you to dispose our hearts
to offer you worthy prayer
and ever to extol you
by dutiful proclamation of your praise.
Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son,
who lives and reigns with you
in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

READINGS  (click for readings of the day)

PRAYER OF THE FAITHFUL
For our Holy Father, bishops and priests,
that they might enjoy the gifts of discernment and patience.
We pray to the Lord.
Lord, hear our prayer.

That leaders of wealthy nations
might share their resources with nations in need.
We pray to the Lord.
Lord, hear our prayer.

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INTERVIEW WITH BRO. MATTHEW-MARY OKEREKE, A.A. PDF Print E-mail

BRO. MATTHEW-MARY OKEREKE, A.A.

- Would you share a bit about your background: family, childhood, early education etc.?

- My name is Matthew-Mary Okereke. I am the third child among four siblings. I was born on May 4, 1986. My father passed on to eternal life in November 1992. This incident changed the trajectory of my family in many different ways. My siblings and I grew up with just our mother who is probably the strongest human God ever created. Although burdened with the onerous task of raising four children without a significant other, our mother raised us up with her head held high despite endless challenges. From our mother we learned that struggling need not necessarily be seen as an irreversible death sentence. With the right attitude, struggling makes one stronger because more often than not, what matters more is not what happens to one but one’s reactions. I had my primary and high school education in Lagos, Nigeria. I earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Philosophy from the now-called Dominican University, Ibadan, Nigeria.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 29 April 2020 13:05
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