Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception, patroness of the United States of America, pray for us, and may God bless America! ... See MoreSee Less
Grant, almighty God,
that we may glory in the Feast of the blessed Apostle Thomas,
so that we may always be sustained by his intercession
and, believing, may have life
in the name of Jesus Christ your Son,
whom Thomas acknowledged as the Lord.
Who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
one God, for ever and ever.
- COLLECT PRAYER for the Feast of St. Thomas the Apostle
(Photo: Tatiana Blanco Photography) ... See MoreSee Less
Have a blessed Feast of the Most Precious Blood of Our Lord Jesus Christ! ... See MoreSee Less
Today marks a happy anniversary in the parish life of our church, Mary Immaculate of Lourdes, which was recorded in a newspaper account of the day:
“The first sod for the new St. Mary’s Church in Newton Upper Falls was turned last Sunday [June 27] afternoon by Vicar General [George J.] Patterson, in the presence of a large number of parishioners. Vespers were sung on the new site by the Rev. T. J. Danahy, the pastor of St. Mary’s, at 5 p.m., and the turning of the sod took place immediately afterward.”
(The Sacred Heart Review, Volume 42, Number 2, 3 July 1909 — ECCLESIASTICAL ITEMS) ... See MoreSee Less
We are delighted to share news of parishioner Gwyneth Thompson-Briggs, a painter of sacred art and Visiting Fellow at Thomas More College of Liberal Arts. Gwyneth recently received a private commission to create a painting of St. Augustine. Relying on Gothic depictions of the saint, Gwyneth portrays him in an Augustinian habit, embellished by cope, gloves and mitre. He is seated with his open book of Confessions and holding a flaming heart, an attribute associated with the saint. On May 18, 2017, the finished watercolor painting was presented to Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI.
(Photos from the website of Gwyneth Thompson-Briggs, by permission) ... See MoreSee Less