Month: December 2020

Wednesday, December 30 at Noon: Ringing of the Bells for Lives Lost to Covid

Wednesday, December 30 at Noon: Ringing of the Bells for Lives Lost to Covid

The Archdiocese of Boston will join the Archdiocese of New York, and others around the country, in ringing their church bells on Wednesday, December 30 at 12 noon to remember and honor the more than 330,000 lives lost to COVID-19 this year in the United States. Our Collaborative will join in this effort by live streaming the ringing of bells from St. John Church.  We invite everyone to take a moment at noon, whether in person or via the live stream here on our website, to listen and participate with us. (Unfortunately, the bells at St. Paul Church cannot be rung until repairs have been completed.)

Friday, January 1 is the Solemnity of Mary Mother of God

Friday, January 1 is the Solemnity of Mary Mother of God

Please join us online for a live stream of our Mass for the Solemnity of Mary Mother of God from St. Paul Church.  The Mass will be available live on our website and on our Vimeo and YouTube channels at 9:00am (and on demand after that.)

Reminder: The obligation to attend Mass on Sundays and Holy Days of Obligation remains suspended in the Archdiocese of Boston. Individuals at particular risk, including older adults and those with complicating medical conditions, are strongly urged to avoid the risks associated with in-person indoor events.

A Christmas Message from Fr. Jim

A Christmas Message from Fr. Jim

This year is a Christmas like no other in a year like no other. As I write, I have just finished recording my part for our upcoming virtual Lessons and Carols. “Virtual… one of those words we now use daily for reasons we could not possibly have imagined. Yes, indeed, our celebration of Christmas will look very different both in our church and our homes this year. Yet at Christmas this year more than ever, we cling to the eternal truth that never changes. Jesus is the light that shines in darkness and the darkness cannot overcome it…