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Third Sunday of Easter
April 18, 2021
Weekend Mass Schedule
Saturday 4:00 pm Saint Mary (parking lot – weather permitting)
Sunday 8:00 am Saint Mark – reservations required
Sunday 9:30 am Saint Mary (parking lot – weather permitting)
Sunday 11:00 am Sacred Heart – reservations required
Reservations can be made via email to the parish office at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 508-695-6161.
All reservations must be made by 3:00 pm on Friday afternoon.
You can make your reservations at any time during the week.
You may make reservations for two weeks at a time. Reservations are not needed for the outdoor Masses.
In the event of extreme inclement weather, the 4:00 pm and 9:30 am Masses will take place inside Saint Mary.
Sign in sheets will be available at the doors in that event only.
Daily Mass Schedule
Monday 8:00 am Mass on-line and in person at Saint Mark
Tuesday 4:30 pm Mass on-line and in person at Saint Mary
Wednesday 8:00 am Mass on-line and in person at Saint Mark
Thursday 4:30 pm Mass on-line and in person at Saint Mary
Friday No public Mass
*Please note that “reservations” are not required for Daily Mass attendance
Act of Spiritual Communion
I believe that You are present
in the Most Holy Sacrament of the altar.
I love You above all things,
and I desire to receive You into my soul.
Since I cannot at this moment receive You sacramentally,
come at least spiritually into my heart.
I embrace You as if You were already there
and unite myself wholly to You.
Never permit me to be separated from You.
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Transfiguration of the Lord Parish Bulletin
Please note: Bulletins are not allowed to be distributed at indoor or outdoor Masses, based on Diocesan directives.
If you are in need of a paper copy, there are a limited number printed each week,
they can be found in a labeled bin on the landing by the Parish Office door.
If you know of anyone who is home bound and unable to use the internet to view the bulletin online,
please contact the office and one can be mailed to them.
This weekend’s bulletin can be found here: 902 April 18 2021 – Third Sunday of Easter
Last weekend’s bulletin can be found here: 902 April 11 2021 – Second Sunday of Easter
From Father Rodney:
During my Palm Sunday homily, I made reference to this ancient homily in regard to our use of the Apostles’ Creed during Lent and the Easter Season. Below is the link and the homily for your reflection.
From an ancient homily for Holy Saturday: The Lord’s descent into hell
The Lord’s descent into hell
“What is happening? Today there is a great silence over the earth, a great silence, and stillness, a great silence because the King sleeps; the earth was in terror and was still, because God slept in the flesh and raised up those who were sleeping from the ages. God has died in the flesh, and the underworld has trembled.
Truly he goes to seek out our first parent like a lost sheep; he wishes to visit those who sit in darkness and in the shadow of death. He goes to free the prisoner Adam and his fellow-prisoner Eve from their pains, he who is God, and Adam’s son.
The Lord goes in to them holding his victorious weapon, his cross. When Adam, the first created man, sees him, he strikes his breast in terror and calls out to all: ‘My Lord be with you all.’ And Christ in reply says to Adam: ‘And with your spirit.’ And grasping his hand he raises him up, saying: ‘Awake, O sleeper, and arise from the dead, and Christ shall give you light.
‘I am your God, who for your sake became your son, who for you and your descendants now speak and command with authority those in prison: Come forth, and those in darkness: Have light, and those who sleep: Rise.
‘I command you: Awake, sleeper, I have not made you to be held a prisoner in the underworld. Arise from the dead; I am the life of the dead. Arise, O man, work of my hands, arise, you who were fashioned in my image. Rise, let us go hence; for you in me and I in you, together we are one undivided person.
‘For you, I your God became your son; for you, I the Master took on your form; that of slave; for you, I who am above the heavens came on earth and under the earth; for you, man, I became as a man without help, free among the dead; for you, who left a garden, I was handed over to Jews from a garden and crucified in a garden.
‘Look at the spittle on my face, which I received because of you, in order to restore you to that first divine inbreathing at creation. See the blows on my cheeks, which I accepted in order to refashion your distorted form to my own image.
‘See the scourging of my back, which I accepted in order to disperse the load of your sins which was laid upon your back. See my hands nailed to the tree for a good purpose, for you, who stretched out your hand to the tree for an evil one.
`I slept on the cross and a sword pierced my side, for you, who slept in paradise and brought forth Eve from your side. My side healed the pain of your side; my sleep will release you from your sleep in Hades; my sword has checked the sword which was turned against you.
‘But arise, let us go hence. The enemy brought you out of the land of paradise; I will reinstate you, no longer in paradise, but on the throne of heaven. I denied you the tree of life, which was a figure, but now I myself am united to you, I who am life. I posted the cherubim to guard you as they would slaves; now I make the cherubim worship you as they would God.
“The cherubim throne has been prepared, the bearers are ready and waiting, the bridal chamber is in order, the food is provided, the everlasting houses and rooms are in readiness; the treasures of good things have been opened; the kingdom of heaven has been prepared before the ages.“
A reading from an ancient homily for Holy Saturday
Almighty, ever-living God, whose Only-begotten Son descended to the realm of the dead, and rose from there to glory, grant that your faithful people, who were buried with him in baptism, may, by his resurrection, obtain eternal life.
(We make our prayer) through our Lord.
(Through Christ our Lord.)
Prepared by Pontifical University Saint Thomas Aquinas
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Reservations for indoor weekend Masses may only be made for two weeks at a time in order to keep space available to those who may feel comfortable attending indoors at a future date.
Masks must be worn at all times and must cover nose and mouth when indoors for either week day or weekend Masses and when out of your car to receive Communion at outdoor Masses. Please keep your mask on until you have returned to your car.
Social distancing policy is in effect. Please keep a minimum of six feet distance between you and anyone not in your immediate household whether you are at an indoor Mass or outdoor Mass going to receive the Eucharist.
Please be kind to others around you.
Please click on the link below to read Bishop da Cunha’s Easter message:
Welcome to Transfiguration of the Lord Parish!
As pastor, it gives me great pleasure to welcome you to our family of faith. We continue to build upon the rich tradition of countless Catholics who sought to build their relationship with God upon solid rock. Wherever you might find yourself worshiping and praying: at Saint Mary of the Immaculate Conception Church, Sacred Heart Church or at Saint Mark Church, know that the community of faith welcomes you and embraces you.
If there is anything that we can do to help make you feel at home in our spiritual community, please do not hesitate to contact the parish office which is located at 14 Park Street. If you have any specific questions and or thoughts that you would like to share with me, please do not hesitate to contact me via email. My parish email address is email@example.com and I am only an electronic second away.
Please know that there are many ministries if you would like to donate your time and talents. Getting involved in the life of the community has a special way of making you feel “connected” to this special place.
Again, welcome to Transfiguration of the Lord Parish. We hope that you feel at home as you gather to hear the Word of God and be nourished by the Eucharist.
Sincerely yours in Christ,
(Rev.) Rodney E. Thibault, J.C.L.
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Transfiguration of the Lord Parish – Stations of the Cross
Please click on the link to see and pray the Stations of the Cross led by Father Jack