On Thursday, March 19th our two parishes came together for a Mass in celebration of St. Joseph. All four of our clergy members were on hand Fr. Joseph Mazzone, Fr. Derek Borek, Fr. Eduardo Marques, and Deacon Pat Guerrini. After Mass we shared the delicious desserts everyone brought. And as it should be, the leftovers were donated to St. Anthony’s food Pantry. Join us next year for wonderful event.
We are two Roman Catholic parishes of the Archdiocese of Boston. We are deeply committed to our Lord Jesus Christ who is the source of all our faith, hope, strength and love. All are welcome to join us at one of our two parishes.
Father Joseph Mazzone
Pastor of St. James & Immaculate Conception
The Clergy Health and Retirement Trust is an independent organization established by the Archbishop of Boston to provide a continuum of care for the health and well-being of all diocesan priests in good standing. It is our way of giving back to those priests who enable us to live our Catholic faith, and to keep the promises made to care for those who have given up their lives out of love for us.
The only collection at Easter is The Clergy Health and Retirement Trust, please consider a gift to help to ensure a continuum of care for our priests. The below video features our very own Pastor Father Joseph Mazzone this video shows us how blessed we are to have priests walking beside us in our journey of faith and how honored they are to be walking with us through this journey.
We are approaching Easter. It is the greatest feast in the Christian calendar, when we celebrate the resurrection of Jesus, where life wins death, when light shines upon darkness.
At this time we are beginning a new season, spring. At the arrival of springtime, when life begins to resurrect, spring is the best time of the year because we can feel the warmth of the sun, smell the fresh air, we can see a big explosion of colors and charm that expresses the wonders of creation. We can compare Easter to the arrival of spring.
During Easter we celebrate the resurrection, we celebrate a new life, new hope because Jesus is alive he resuscitated by the glory of God the Father. As the revival of life with the arrival of spring, when the sun shines and earth is warmed up nature wakes up after a long period of low temperatures and a lot of snow. As is the light of the resurrected Christ that came in our souls waking us up for a new time that begins. At this time when people get together and celebrate the great miracle of the resurrection of Jesus that arises with the strength of the new roots of a plant that breaks through the ground to show the beauty of God's creation.
Jesus rested on the soil for three days and then broke the gates of prison resurrecting as a new life. I hope that Christ’s resurrection also makes your hearts resurrect with new hope that can flourish into love and forgiveness and together we can find peace and unity, so we can live the true church that is Christ.
"Father we want to be one"
~ Father Jose Eduardo Marques
We invite you to read Father Robert Barron daily Lent Reflections. Father Robert Barron is the founder of Word on Fire Catholic Ministries, the Rector of Mundelein Seminary, and the host of CATHOLICISM, a groundbreaking, award winning documentary about the Catholic Faith. He received a Master's Degree in Philosophy from the Catholic University of America (1982) and a doctorate in Sacred Theology from the Institut Catholique de Paris (1992).
He has published numerous books, essays, and articles on theology and the spiritual life. He has also appeared on several media outlets including NBC, PBS, FOX News, CNN, and EWTN. His website, WordOnFire.org, has reached over 3.8 million people and his weekly YouTube videos have been viewed over nine million times. His pioneering work in evangelizing through the new media led Cardinal Francis George, Archbishop of Chicago, to describe him as “one of the Church's best messengers."