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Addictions Presentation Led by Fr. Brian Clary, November 12

Fr. Brian Clary’s presentation on Addictions has been rescheduled at St. Anselm for Tuesday, November 12, at 7 pm. We look forward to welcoming one of our former Rectors for this evening. Please mark your calendars and plan to join us for this very important topic of discussion. There will be a question and answer session at the conclusion of Fr. Brian’s remarks. All are Welcome . We are also inviting our 9th and 10th grade students because the topic is also relevant to them.

New Mass Times

The new Mass schedule began on the weekend of August 24th and 25th:

  • Saturday, 4:00 pm at Saint Bridget
  • Sunday, 8:30 am at Saint Bridget
  • Sunday, 10:00 am at Our Lady of Fatima
  • Sunday 12:00 pm at Our Lady of Fatima
  • Sunday, 5:30 pm at Our Lady of Fatima

Click Here for Fr. Souza's letter about new Mass times.

Letter from Fr. Souza on Faith Formation Plans for Our Young People   

Click Here to read Fr. Souza’s letter outlining exciting plans for religious education in our parish!

A Call for Fathers

We invite you to join other young fathers in our parish as we strive to become better husbands, fathers, and Christians. We believe that the faith is the first principle and foundation of our lives, and it is our call as fathers to help that faith to grow in our lives and the lives of our families. Since we don't want to take away time from our families, we've committed to begin our meetings early! Sacrifice an hour of sleep and join us on Saturday mornings at 6:30 AM in the rectory. Any questions email josh@tremontlabs.com.

The Sudbury Community Food Pantry Needs Volunteers

The Sudbury Community Food Pantry needs volunteers for a variety of job tasks. The Pantry, which serves clients from all over the area, operates in Hurley Hall at Our Lady of Fatima Parish on Tuesdays and Thursdays from noon to 2:30.  If you are interested in possibly volunteering, or in learning more about the Pantry, please contact Deborah Oppenheimer at deb_oppenheimer@alumni.pomona.edu or Mary Novak at mhnovak1977@gmail.com, or visit our website at sudburyfoodpantry.org.

A Touch of Grace: Mind, Body, Mediation & Prayer

TOUCH OF GRACE has a class for you. This New Year we invite you to come and experience the many benefits of finding God near. We come together in the classes to practice in mind and body, opening ourselves to God’s Word so that we might not only know God but experience more fully His presence in our lives through the power of the Holy Spirit. The benefits of our practice include a deep, restful sleep, reduced stress and tension, increased energy and a sense of well-being, increased strength, performance and productivity, improved focus and attention, improved cognitive function and mental clarity, improved memory and creativity, improved immune function, decreased anxiety and depression and ability to achieve your ideal weight.  For more information about class schedule and class descriptions please Click Here or contact Mary Jo Ricketson at maryjoricketson@gmail.com or call: 508-577-5795. Classes are ongoing. You can join at any time.

Collaborative Update and Timing

In 2012, the Archdiocese of Boston began a decade-long process of pastoral planning.  Especially because there are not enough priests to lead all the parishes of the diocese, the process seeks to unite parishes into collaboratives led by one pastor and one pastoral staff.  Since 2012, the Catholic communities of St. Bridget in Maynard and St. Anselm and Our Lady of Fatima in Sudbury have had the joy of gathering in prayer, fellowship and collaboration as we anticipate becoming a collaborative.

The Archdiocese is has announced the timing of implementation of most of the remaining collaboratives. Our collaborative will officially commence in 2020. Until that time we will continue to pray, work, and gather together as we prepare to become a collaborative. You can find more information about this process at www.disciplesinmission.com.  Please keep the Archdiocese of Boston and this pastoral planning process in your prayers as we journey together in Christ.

Christ Alive Women's Bible Study Tuesday Mornings

The Christ Alive Women's Bible Study meetings takes place Tuesday mornings from 9:45-11:45 AM in St. Joseph’s hall. The study for this year will explore women of the New Testament taking into consideration the historical circumstances of the event described and how Jesus approached the situation, pondering the implications of Jesus’ actions, and praying together. For more information email Deanna Sklenak at djs_42@verizon.net

Live Streaming of our Masses

We are delighted that we have implemented the technology to allow us to live stream our Masses via our parish website.  This is a special service to our parishioners who are ill, home-bound, traveling, or otherwise unable to come to the church. We stream each of our weekend Masses. We also offer streaming to families for baptisms, weddings, and funerals. This allows family members to be present through prayer and worship over the Internet. We ask God to bless this wonderful tool of faith formation and evangelization.

 

 

 

 

 

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