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Important Events in the Fall of 2019

MASS FOR HEALING WITH
THE SACRAMENT OF THE SICK
Sunday, October 29 at the 10:30 AM Mass

Our parish will celebrate a Mass for healing for those who are seriously ill, about to undergo surgery, or suffer from the difficulties of advanced age. The anointing of the sick will take place within the Mass.  The whole parish community participates in this sacrament by combining the prayers of the priest, those who are sick and all who are present.

PARISH RETREAT
October 19-22

Make plans to attend the Parish Retreat starting with the weekend Masses of October 19-20.
First conference, Sunday at 6:30pm and continuing Monday and Tuesday, Oct 21 and 22 at either the 9am Mass or the evening service at 6:30.  Retreat leader:  Rev. John Fortin, O.S.B. of St. Anselm Abby.  Opportunities for individual confession

CONFIRMATION
Saturday, October 26, at
10AM and 1PM

The Sacrament of Confirmation will be celebrated in our parish on October 26.  About 140 children will be confirmed.  The standard age of Confirmation is going to be third grade throughout the Diocese of Manchester, and Confirmation will be celebrated before, not after, First Communion.  This practice restores Confirmation to its original place. Through this process, the three Sacraments of Christian Initiation return to the original order in which they were designed to be received: first Baptism, then Confirmation, then Eucharist. For more information please click link to Bishop Libasci’s Pastoral Letter Call to Hope, Call to Act.