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April 8, 2018. Second Sunday of Easter/Sunday of Divine Mercy

News and NotesDivine Mercy Sunday

Join us for our annual Divine Mercy service this afternoon at St. Maria Goretti Church at 2PM.  The service will include Eucharistic Adoration, the Divine Mercy Chaplet, Music, and the opportunity for the Sacrament of Reconciliation.  According to the Decree of Indulgence issued by Pope Saint John Paul II in 2002, the faithful who fulfill the prescribed conditions for Divine Mercy Sunday will receive a plenary indulgence (which is a full remission of the temporal punishment due to sins whose guilt has already been forgiven).  These conditions include the usual requirements for any indulgence: sacramental confession, reception of Holy Communion and prayer for the intentions of the Pope.  They also stipulate that in any church or chapel, the faithful participate in prayers and devotions held in honor of Divine Mercy, or in the presence of the Eucharist, exposed or reserved, the faithful pray the Our Father, recite the Creed, and add a devotional prayer to Divine Mercy, such as “Merciful Jesus, I trust in you.”

2018 Catholic Appeal Update

Here is the latest 2018 Catholic Appeal update:  as of March 16, only 5 days after Commitment Weekend, SMG parishioners had pledged $15, 840, which is 42% of their goal; and OLA parishioners had pledged $27,840, which is 45% of their goal.   If you have not yet made a pledge to this year’s Catholic Appeal, please do so either by filling out a pledge card you’ll find at the front entrances of our churches and place it in the collection basket at Mass, or by going online to www.bostoncatholicappeal.org to offer your support to the 50+ Central Ministries of the Catholic Church in Eastern Massachusetts as well as your own parish.  May all the blessings of the Easter Season be yours! 

 

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