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IN MEMORIAM - PAUL ST. JEAN PDF Print E-mail

PAUL ST. JEAN (1947 - 2020)Paul F. St. Jean, age 73, lost his life from complications of COVID 19 at St. Vincent Hospital in Worcester, on Wednesday, May 13, 2020.

He was born February 22, 1947 in Brunswick, ME, son of the late Fernand and Laurette (Robitaille) St. Jean. Paul grew up in Holyoke and was a graduate of Our Lady of Lourdes Seminary, Casadaga, NY and Assumption College, Worcester. He enjoyed reading, music, playing cards, sports and being with his family. Paul was a communicant of Blessed Sacrament Church.

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Last Updated on Wednesday, 27 May 2020 17:01
 
OUR NOVICES FROM BRAZIL - BROS. ORLANDO AND JOSE PDF Print E-mail

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WEDNESDAY OF THE SEVENTH 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.

Graciously grant to your Church, O merciful God, that,
gathered by the Holy Spirit,
she may be devoted to you with all her heart
and united in purity of intent.
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 all our pastors, that they may remain faithful in keeping watch over the flock that has been entrusted to them.
We pray to the Lord.
Lord, hear our prayer.

For the Church, that all might put aside division and strive to live the unity that was Christ’s prayer to the Father.
We pray to the Lord.
Lord, hear our prayer.

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TUESDAY OF THE SEVENTH 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 and merciful God,
that the Holy Spirit, coming near
and dwelling graciously within us,
may make of us a perfect temple of his glory.
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 Church, called to missionary discipleship, that like Paul, we may serve the Lord with humility and courage.
We pray to the Lord.
Lord, hear our prayer.

For all essential workers who serve their brothers and sisters without counting the cost, that they may be richly rewarded.
We pray to the Lord.
Lord, hear our prayer.

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MONDAY OF THE SEVENTH 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.

May the power of the Holy Spirit
come to us, we pray, O Lord,
that we may keep your will faithfully in mind
and express it in a devout way of life.
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 bishops, priests and deacons, that in their struggles, they might take courage from the power of Christ who conquered the world.
We pray to the Lord.
Lord, hear our prayer.

For all those in government service, that they might be strong in working for life, justice and peace.
We pray to the Lord.
Lord, hear our prayer.

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SEVENTH SUNDAY OF EASTER PDF Print E-mail

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You are also invited to participate 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
Let us pray.

Graciously hear our supplications, O Lord,
so that we,
who believe that the Savior of the human race
is with you in your glory,
may experience, as he promised,
until the end of the world,
his abiding presence among us.
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 Church, that through her teaching and preaching ministry, she may bring all to the knowledge of the one true God and our Lord Jesus Christ whom He has sent.
We pray to the Lord.
Lord, hear our prayer.

For all those tasked with the welfare of nations, that they might proceed with wisdom and patience.
We pray to the Lord.
Lord, hear our prayer.

Last Updated on Monday, 25 May 2020 09:16
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Welcome back! PDF Print E-mail

Coming Back to Church from James P Moroney on Vimeo.

Dear Parishioners and Visitors,

Welcome back!

These have been and continue to be trying times for all of us.

Following the guidelines set our by the Governor in reopening places of worship and the consequent decree of Bishop McManus on lifting the suspension of public celebrations of the Liturgy in the Diocese of Worcester, St. Anne-St. Patrick Parish will resume public celebration of daily Masses beginning Monday, May 25th, Memorial Day. We will resume public celebration of Sunday Masses beginning the weekend of May 30th and 31st, Solemnity of the Pentecost. We are excited that the day has finally come for us to offer public celebrations of the Mass and the Sacraments.

In order to ensure a smooth and safe reopening, our parish have adapted some guidelines from the directives set out by the State and the Diocese. We are all aware that at first we may find these measures awkward. To be sure, we have to adapt for the time being. However, for us Catholics, the Sacraments, especially the Eucharist, go to the heart of our faith. They provide us with the spiritual nourishment we need to foster our relationship with the Lord… to be fed and reconciled on a regular basis. Therefore, we will make every effort to respect these guidelines with the hope that additional opportunities will be presented to us in the near future. These guidelines are posted on our bulletin boards and can be accessed through our Parish website (https://stannestpatrickparish.com), our Facebook account page (St. Anne and St. Patrick Parish (Fiskdale MA) and our Parish Flocknote page (https://stannestpatrick.flocknote.com).

(The attached short video explains the Diocesan Guidelines clearly and succinctly.)

I am excited to welcome all of you once again and say: “Thank God you are here!”

We thank you for your patience, understanding and cooperation.

Sincerely in Christ,
Your pastor, Fr. Alex, AA

 Parishioner Guidelines.pdf


 
SATURDAY OF THE SIXTH WEEK OF EASTER PDF Print E-mail

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You are 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
Constantly shape our minds, we pray, O Lord,
by the practice of good works,
that, trying always for what is better,
we may strive to hold ever fast to the Paschal Mystery. 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 may speak with one voice and give witness to our unity in Christ.
We pray to the Lord.
Lord, hear our prayer.

For leaders of first world nations, that they might not abandon those who are less fortunate.
We pray to the Lord.
Lord, hear our prayer.

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I WILL NOT LEAVE YOU ORPHANS PDF Print E-mail

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Fr. Denys Gonthier, esteemed professor of French at Assumption for many years, was fond of quoting Gabriel Marcel, twentieth century French existentialist, to the effect that absence is another form of presence. Fr. Denys was a lover of mystery and paradox, so the effect of this statement, upending our customary way of thinking, accorded well with his playful spirit. The force of the seeming paradox may be less evident for us today, for whom computers and smartphones and other modes of instantaneous communication collapse the distance that separates us from one another both in space and time. I betray my age and perhaps my nostalgia in wondering whether something has been lost in no longer waiting for a return letter from a friend or a loved one.

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FRIDAY OF THE SIXTH 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 made your people partakers in your redemption,
grant, we pray,
that we may perpetually render thanks
for the Resurrection of the Lord.
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 all bishops, priests and deacons, that they may speak boldly and clearly the mysteries of our salvation.
We pray to the Lord.
Lord, hear our prayer.

For all essential workers, especially those who own lives are fragile and uncertain, that they might know our care and gratitude.
We pray to the Lord.
Lord, hear our prayer.

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